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Thought for Friday, Aug 31, 2007

Chicken Teriyaki?

The Name Of The Oldest Living Kamikaze Pilot.

-Bob Anderson Ph.D.
Professor extraordinaire

Thought for Thursday, Aug 30, 2007

Aquadextrous, adj.:
Possessing the ability to turn the bathtub faucet on and off
with your toes.
-- Rich Hall, "Sniglets"

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 29, 2007

An Ode to an Indispensable Man

Sometime, when you're feeling important
Sometime, when your ego's in bloom,
Sometime, when you take it for granted
You're the best qualified in the room;

Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow this simple instruction
And see how it humbles your soul.

Take a bucket and fill it with water;
Put your hand in it, up to the wrist.
Pull it out, and the hole that's remaining
Is the measure of how you'll be missed.

You may splash all you please when you enter,
You can stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you'll find in a minute
That it looks just the same as before.

The moral is this quaint example
Is to do the best job that you can.
Be proud of yourself, but remember --
There is no indispensable man.

From the Bill Wagner Collection

Thought for Tuesday, Aug 28, 2007

Manners are like the zero in arithmetic;
they may not be much in themselves, but
they are capable of adding a great deal
to the value of everything else.

-Freya Stark
From the Bill Wagner Collection

Thought for Monday, Aug 27, 2007

Living Will

Last night, my wife and I were sitting in the living
room and I said to her,

"I never want to live in a vegetative state,
dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle.
If that ever happens, just pull the plug."

She got up, unplugged the TV and then threw out my beer.

-From the Internet

Thought for Friday, Aug 24, 2007

The compact disc is celebrating its 25th anniversary. That
makes me feel even older when I see my collection of records
still sitting in my closet.

- Jim Barach
Submitted by Marsha in Texas

Thought for Thursday, Aug 23, 2007

In 1996 if you asked a woman if you could Google her Wikipedia
with your Palm Pilot, she would have slapped you.

- Alex Kaseberg
Submitted by Marsha in Texas

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007

George Orwell 1984. Northwestern 0.
-- Chicago Reader 10/15/82

Thought for Tuesday, Aug 21, 2007

Dimensions will always be expressed in the least usable term.
Velocity, for example, will be expressed in furlongs per fortnight.

Thought for Monday, Aug 20, 2007

Measure wealth not by the things you have,
but by the things you have
for which you would not take money.

-Author unknown
From the Masters
20 Jul 2007

It is not in everyone's power
to secure wealth, office, or honors; but
everyone may be good, generous, and wise.

-Luc de Clapiers (1715-1747)
Moralist and essayist
From the Masters:
20 Jul 2007

Thought for Friday, Aug 17, 2007

Cabbage, n.:
A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as
a man's head.
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Thought for Thursday, Aug 16, 2007

Golden Oldie

I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do
more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large, and I will help best by
doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First
and Foremost I am an entertainer but all I need is the Federal

-Elvis Presley (1935-1977), U.S. singer. Letter,
December 19, 1970, to President Nixon, offering
Presley's services as a federal agent to work to
curb drug abuse by young people.

Elvis was made an agent of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by
Nixon, receiving an enamel shield which, according to biographer Albert
Goldman, became one of his most treasured possessions.

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 15, 2007

Golden Oldie

Industry Fact: When Elvis Presley died in 1977 there were
37 Elvis impersonators in the world.

Today (Oct 1993) there are 48,000.

If the current trend continues,
by the year 2010, one out of every three
people in the world will be an Elvis impersonator.

-Audio Village ad
Oct 1993 _MIX_ magazine

Thought for Tuesday, Aug 14, 2007


Try not to have a good time ...
This is supposed to be educational.

-Charles Schulz

Thought for Monday, Aug 13, 2007

Peter's Law of Substitution:
Look after the molehills, and the mountains will look after

Thought for Friday, Aug 10, 2007

Good and bad luck is a synonym,
in the great majority of instances,
for good and bad judgment.

-John Chatfield
From the Masters:
27 Jul 2007

Thought for Thursday, Aug 9, 2007

What is powerful is when what you say
is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know.

-Jim Rohn
From the Masters:
30 Jul 2007

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 8, 2007

Feel disillusioned? I've got some great new illusions ...

Thought for Tuesday, Aug 7, 2007

August is National Sandwich Month,
and to phrase it in sandwich terms,
even a poor boy on a subway
can be a hero in any club.
And that.s no baloney.
The meat of the subject is this:
Americans love sandwiches.

-Lead for the August is "National
Sandwich Month" article in
Aggie Hotline 2007/08/02


Thought for Monday, Aug 6, 2007

Zymurgy's Law of Volunteer Labor:
People are always available for work in the past tense.

Thought for Friday, Aug 3, 2007

"Product transition'" is code for cool new stuff.

-Ezra Gottheil, an analyst at
Technology Business Research Inc.
Commenting on Apple's Earnings
Projection for Next Quarter

dot dot dot Specifically, (Apple Chief Financial Officer Pete)
Oppenheimer said, "We are guiding gross margin down sequentially
as a result of the back-to-school promotion, higher commodity
costs and product transitions."


Thought for Thursday, Aug 2, 2007

When a man fell into his anecdotage it was a sign for him to retire.

-Benjamin Disraeli; Lothair; 1870;
quoted in The Yale Book of Quotations.


tftd does not care to hear any wiseacre remarks concerning this thought.

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 1, 2007

It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart,
but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.

-Don Herold
From the Masters:
30 Jul 2007

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