Monthly Archives: February 2012

Leap Year Advice

Leap year.  Another day of life!

A word to the wise on leap year.

“It is a truly wise man who does not play leap frog with a unicorn”


Quote Of The Day February 28, 2012

Know-it-alls.  They think they reign supreme by their vision and sway.  Or whatever they believe.  Hardly, of course.

Cajole one down gently with the words of French politician and author Vicomte de Chateaubriand.

You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.


Salaries That Could Withstand Budget Cuts

Email in circulation.


Numbers may be off, but  some food for thought. 

Salary of retired US Presidents ………….$450,000 FOR LIFE

Salary of House/Senate member ……….$174,000 FOR LIFE (and there are SO many of them)

Salary of Speaker of the House ………….$223,500 FOR LIFE

Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders …….$193,400 FOR LIFE

Average salary of a soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN -$38,000

Average income for seniors on SOCIAL SECURITY -$12,000

I think we found where the cuts should be made!



A Rocking Roman Holiday

A Roman Holiday.  The movie from 1953.  Made Americans savor the notion of scooting about Rome on a Vespa sumptuous.  Just like Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.  

Someone thought it might be nice to let the tiny ones play on a mini Vespa closer to home.

“Vespa rocking chair.”
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The Final Surgical Touch

Cell phones.  Ubiquitous.  Essential to work and life.   But obnoxious at unabated ringing.  Especially in the operating room. 

A1 Netzqualität OP.mp4

April 12, 2011

Surprise Japanese Grenades Found At Estate Sale

Grenade found at Kettering estate sale.  WHIO.TV

Be careful the treasures you find at estate sales.  They may be more of a find than you may expect. 

Officials confiscated the explosives and safely detonated them in an open field near Stroop and Tait roads behind Kettering Medical Center.

“Instead of having a pin like American (grenades) have, they had string,” said Larry Hyatt, who conducted Sunday’s estate sale. “And it was really rotten-looking string.”

Aged explosives can be extremely sensitive. Kettering police on Sunday suspended radio transmission and told those close to the house not to use their cellphones because frequencies can trigger an explosion.

The joys of collecting things from times past can be great.  Just be certain to notify the relatives of their value and care before escaping to the great beyond.  Or they may just follow sooner than expected.


Build A Gun Rack For Your Volt

Ignore the snide remarks about the worth of your Volt. 

It can be done.  A home made gun rack for your Chevrolet Volt. 

Chevrolet Volt Gun Rack Installation

February 20, 2012

Taking The Tub To Work

 Try driving up to the company parking lot in one of these.

“The bathtubmobile.”
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Flying Paper Airplane

The joy of flying paper airplanes.  How nice if they would only stay in flight longer.

Get two fans and be entertained.  

“Paper airplane between two fans.”
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Potatos That Grow Up

Joke of the day.

Potatoes.  All grown up before you know it.

Well, A Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other.  And finally they got married, and had a little sweet Potato, which they Called ‘Yam.’  Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.

When it was time, they told her about the facts of life.  They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so she wouldn’t get accidentally mashed, and get a bad name for herself like ‘Hot Potato,’ and end up with a bunch of tater tots

Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her!  But on the other hand she wouldn’t stay home and become a Couch Potato either.  She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her shoestring cousins.

When she went off to Europe , Mr. And Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for the hard-boiled guys from Ireland and the greasy guys from France called the French fries. 

And when she went out West, to watch out for the Indians so she wouldn’t get scalloped…  Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and wouldn’t associate with those high class Yukon Golds, or the ones from the other side of the tracks who advertise their trade on all the trucks that say, ‘Frito Lay.’

Mr. And Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U. (that’s Potato University ) so that when she graduated she’d really be in the Chips.  But in spite of all they did for her, one-day Yam came home and announced she was going to marry Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw!

Mr. and Mrs. Potato were very upset.

They told Yam she couldn’t possibly marry Tom Brokaw because he’s just…….