Archive | May 5, 2017

THE SPHINX—–KENTUCKY DERBY

The Editor:   Is this the greatest two minutes in sports, LL ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI8dg02lNyA

Furlong Cat:  It sure is, but there is a problem this year.   The millionaire horse racing industry can’t pay a livable wage to the manual labor employees, so they use illegal immigrants to keep the labor charges down.   If they need short people—use the comment section, I know a family whose I Q matches their height.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/RAC_KENTUCKY_DERBY_IMMIGRANT_WORKERS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-30-09-43-08

TE:  Are the uniform colors important, FC ?

Calico Silks:  You bet, here is a brief explanation.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/10/sport/jockey-silks-jackets-horse-racing/

These are the odds for the race.  Pick the winner and win a trip to Pyongyang, North Korea or Chicago.

http://www.wikihow.com/Read-Odds

http://www.cbssports.com/general/news/2017-kentucky-derby-post-draw-odds-contenders-classic-empire-early-favorite/

http://www.docsports.com/current/explain-horse-race-wagering.html

No body makes poverty sound better than a Southerner.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Bull’s Eye and the Young Moon
Image Credit & Copyright: Giorgia Hofer

Explanation: Aldebaran, eye of Taurus the Bull, and a young crescent Moon shared an early evening sky last Friday. The lovely celestial pairing could be enjoyed around planet Earth, but from some locations the Moon was even seen to pass in front of Aldebaran, a dramatic lunar occultation of the familiar bright star. Taken at nightfall on April 28, this skyscape captures Aldebaran shortly after it emerged from behind the bright lunar limb. In the foreground are craggy peaks of the Dolomite mountains near Laggio di Cadore, Italy. Before reappearing beyond the sunlit crescent, Aldebaran first winked out behind the Moon’s ashen glow, the lunar nightside faintly illuminated by earthshine.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend

A little bit of very nice philosophy

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 “There are only two ways to live your life: one is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is a miracle.” (Albert Einstein)
As we grow older and wiser we realize that a $300 or $30 watch – both tell the same time.
Whether we carry a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag – the amount of money inside is the same.
Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $30 or $3 wine – the hangover is the same.
Whether the house we live in is 300, 3,000 or 30,000 sq.  ft.  – the loneliness is the same.
And we realize our true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
Whether we fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down – we go down with it.
Whether we fly first or economy class, if the plane reaches its destination – everyone arrives at the same time.
Therefore .  .  .  we should realize that when we have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, with whom we can chat, laugh, talk, sing, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth – that is true happiness! 
Six Undeniable Facts of Life:
1.  Don’t educate your children to be rich.  Educate them to be happy, so when they grow up they will know the value of things, not the price.
2.  Wise words: “Eat your food as your medicines.  Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”
3.  The one who loves you will never leave you because, even if there are 100 reasons to give up, he or she will find one reason to hold on.
4.  There is a big difference between a human being and being human.  Only a few folks really understand that.
5.  You are loved when you are born.  You will be loved when you die.  In between, you have to manage!
6.  If you just want to walk fast, walk alone; but, if you want to walk far, walk together!
Six Best Doctors in the World
1.  Sunlight
2.  Rest
3.  Exercise
4.  Diet
5.  Self Confidence
6.  Friends
And, finally: The nicest place to be is in someone’s thoughts, the safest place to be is in someone’s prayers, and the very best place to be is……….in the hands of God.