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01/30/2023 “Random Insanity”   Leave a comment

Here’s a collection of peculiar trivia mixed in with some interesting quotes from somewhat interesting people. It’s a good way to start your somewhat interesting work week. Have fun . . .

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” Eleanor Roosevelt

  • In the spring of 1930, the Senate almost voted to ban all dial telephones from the Senate wing of the Capital, as the technophobic older senators found them too complicated to use.
  • Commercial deodorant became available in 1888. Roll-on deodorant was an invented in the 1950s, using technology from standard ballpoint pens.
  • Before Popeye, Olive Oyl’s boyfriend was named Ham Gravy.
  • Three presidents died on the 4th of July: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Monroe.
  • The world goes through approximately 1.75 billion candy canes every year.

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” Vince Lombardi

  • Like plants, children grow faster during spring than any other season.
  • The aboriginal body consists of approximately 71 pounds of intentionally edible meat, not including organ tissue.
  • British geologist William Buckland was known for his ability to eat anything, including rodents and insects. When presented with the heart of French King Louis XIV, he gobbled it up without hesitation.
  • Male lions are able to make 50 or more times in a single day. Tell your husband.
  • It took more than 1700 years to build the Great Wall of China.

“Carpe per diem– means seize the check – so says Robin Williams

  • In an ironic twist, Mel Blanc, best known as the voice of Bugs Bunny, had an aversion to raw carrots.
  • Australian toilets are designed to flush counterclockwise.
  • Mr. Potato Head holds the honor of being the first toy ever featured in a television commercial.
  • If you add up all the time you blink during the day, you’d have about half an hour of shut-eye.
  • John Lennon was the first person to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” Paul McCartney


09-13-2013   Leave a comment

Before I hop on my newly purchased torture device I thought I’d get these answers from yesterdays quiz on their way to you.  I tried the quiz on a few others yesterday and they had some difficulties to be sure.  I threw two current events questions in just for the hell of it and I’m sorry I did.  How can a person living in this country where we’re up to our ass in media not know anything about the Boston Marathon bombing case.  I’m sorry to say this was someone in their fifties who just isn’t paying attention.  Unbelievable is the word I’m looking for.  Here are your answers.

1. Jordin Sparks

2. Chemical weapons

3. Trapt

4. 27

5. Miriam Makeba

6. Lego

7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

8. Weezer

9. One was shot and killed by police, and the other was captured in a massive manhunt.

10. Destiny Hope Cyrus

Before I step onto this treadmill for my daily workout I’m sitting here lining up the music I’ll be listening to.  Today will be Beatles day.  I’ve loved them for years and their music still holds up even to our current Hip Hop generation.  In memory of the Fab Four here are a few facts about them that fans will appreciate.

  • John Lennon had dyslexia.
  • Paul McCartney and Pete Best were once arrested in Hamburg because they stuck a condom to a wall and set it on fire.
  • In the 60’s Paul McCartney had three cats named Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
  • Only 6% of Beatles autographs currently in circulation are estimated to be real.
  • John Lennon’s favorite food was cornflakes.

Enough of this nonsense.  I’ve got a date to sweat through my clothing and I need to get started.  Tomorrow is another day.

04-07-2013   6 comments

I sometimes think that the human race is just plain nuts.  Not every individual person but a huge majority of us. It seems we can’t have three people talking together for more than a few minutes before information is exchanged concerning other people’s odd beliefs or some of the more universal conspiracy theories.

I like a good conspiracy as well as the next person but in my heart of hearts I still think that almost all of them are stupid and ridiculous.  My theory is that the more leisure time people have the more of these stupid theories seem to appear.  It’s not just the good old standbys like the Kennedy assassination, the fake moon landing, or 9/11.  We seem to have a perverse need for a never ending supply of this nonsense so we have something to talk and bitch about.  Big Labor, Big Wall Street, Big Business, and Big Drug Companies seem to prompt conspiracy theories directly in proportion to the frequency which politicians preach to us about the inequities between rich and poor in this country.  Blame it on somebody who is not them.

It astounds me that so many educated people will immediately buy into some of the strangest premises without attempting to verify anything.  Many of the silliest conspiracies are constantly being promoted my members of academia at all education levels.  Many of them seem to think that every thought that comes into their head is the gospel truth and can’t be disputed.  They then subtly pass their silly beliefs to the children they’re responsible for educating giving the ideas a bizarre sort of immortality.  It keeps them alive as each new class of students is indoctrinated anew.

Let me list a few more for you; technology conspiracies with implanted chips and mind control,  the hidden agenda behind the HIV virus, global surveillance, the New World Order, and the many and varied religious conspiracies which are too numerous to mention.  Roswell and the UFO cover-up are right up there too with any and all assassinations i..e. JFK, MLK, John Lennon, and a host of others. Almost anything the Government touches immediately becomes a hidden agenda or conspiracy.  This is probably a good thing because it keeps us on the alert for government abuses both real and imagined.

Be aware of what you are doing as well.   How often do your conversations with others deal with conspiracies or imagined abuses by almost every organization you can think of.  I began keeping track of my own conversations and I was amazed how quickly and how often I fell into the conspiracy trap. In my humble opinion we are nuts.  Human beings have great imaginations but if not properly focused they lead us into strange, weird, and dark places.  Will it ever stop? Not a chance or a prayer.

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