Good morning all. It’s Wednesday so my guest blogger, Rambler5319, is going to take over for some humour to start your day with.
After the last two weeks on Genetics & Education I thought I might have a more light-hearted post this week.
Many thanks to Sam Ignarski and his E-zine Bow Wave for permission to reprint these gems taken from his website.
(For any of you with an interest in the Shipping, Insurance & Container fields, this is one website you should visit: http://www.wavyline.com/current.php)
Here we go then. Enjoy!
Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at £2500 per month.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she’s 97 years old and we don’t know where the heck she is.
I joined a health club last year, spent about £400. Haven’t lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.
I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.
The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.
If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.
And last but not least: I don’t exercise because it makes the ice jump right out of my glass.
THE FINAL WORD ON NUTRITION (IN ENGLISH)
After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here’s the final word on nutrition and health:
1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
4. Italians and French drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
Four old retired guys are walking down a street in Yuma, Arizona. They turn a corner and see a sign that says,
“Old Timers Bar – ALL drinks 10 cents.”
They look at each other and then go in, thinking, This is too good to be true.
The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, “Come on in and let me pour one for you! What’ll it be, gentlemen?”
There’s a fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini. In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis – shaken, not stirred and says, “That’ll be 10 cents each, please.”
The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other. They can’t believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis and order another round.
Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying, “That’s 40 cents, please.” They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity gets the better of them. They’ve each had two martinis and haven’t even spent a dollar yet.
Finally one of them says, “How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime apiece?”
“I’m a retired tailor from Phoenix ,” the bartender says, “and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime. Wine, liquor, beer – it’s all the same.”
“Wow! That’s some story!” one of the men says.
As the four of them sip at their martinis, they can’t help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don’t have any drinks in front of them and haven’t ordered anything the whole time they’ve been there.
Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asks the bartender, “What’s with them?”
The bartender says, “They’re retired people from Scotland, They’re waiting for Happy Hour when drinks are half-price.”
Merci Paul Dixon
A young man was having some money problems, and needed £200 to get his car fixed and roadworthy again. But had run out of people to borrow from.
So, he calls his parents via the operator, and reverses the charge and says to his father. “I need to borrow two hundred pounds,” he says.
At the other end, his father says, “Sorry, I can’t hear you, son, I think there may be a bad line.”
The boy shouts, “Two hundred. I need two hundred pounds!”
“Sorry, I still can’t hear you clearly,” says his father.
The operator cuts in, “Sorry to butt in, But I can hear him perfectly clearly.”
The father says, “Good. YOU send him the money!”
Quips and Quotes
Sales clerk to customer:
“These stretch pants come with a warranty of one year or 500,000 calories… whichever comes first.”
Woman huddled under blanket on deserted, wind-swept beach to husband: “Tell me again how much money we’re saving with this off-season deal.”
Man is the only animal that goes to sleep when he’s not sleepy and gets up when he is.
A good answer is what you think of later.
The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application.
No one appreciates the value of constructive criticism more thoroughly than the one who’s giving it.
My wife and I have structured conversations:
firstly, she gives me her opinion, then she gives me my opinion.
I’m weird, but around here it’s barely noticeable.
The mother of three notoriously unruly youngsters was asked whether or not she’d have children if she had it to do over again. “Sure,” she replied, “but not the same ones.”
Everyone should have a spouse, because there are a number of things that go wrong that one can’t blame on the government.
I accept good advice gracefully —
as long as it doesn’t interfere with what I intended to do in the first place.
I wrote this poem about 15 years ago in Ireland. In those days, that country was so strict you used to have to smuggle condoms through the airport in bags of heroin.
–Punk poet John Cooper Clarke
Never hit a man with glasses.
Hit him with a baseball bat.
Thesaurus: ancient reptile with excellent vocabulary.
There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action. –Goethe
I like pigs.
Dogs look UP to us.
Cats look DOWN on us.
Pigs treat us as EQUALS.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.
If you cannot change your mind, are you sure you have one?
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at maths.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
If things get better with age, I’m approaching magnificent!
You’re so open-minded, your brains fell out
You might as well take all of me — the parts you want aren’t removable.
I have an open mind — it’s just closed for repairs.
At least dogs do what you tell them to do. Cats take a message and get back to you.
I’ve gotta be me — everyone else was already taken.
Do not meddle in the place of dragons … you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies.
We occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry on as if nothing happened.