Archive | November 12, 2017

Vanishing Pastry

On a visit to New York, an Englishman and a Scotsman go to a pastry shop. The Englishman whisks three cookies into his pocket with lightning speed. The baker doesn’t notice.

The Englishman says to the Scotsman, “You see how clever we are? You’ll never beat that!”

The Scotsman says to the Englishman, “Watch this, a Scotsman is always cleverer than an Englishman.”

He says to the baker, “Give me a cookie, I can show you a magic trick!”

The baker gives him the cookie which the Scotsman promptly eats. Then he says to the baker, “Give me another cookie for my magic trick.”

The baker is getting suspicious but he gives it to him. He eats this one too. Then he says again, “Give me one more cookie.”

The baker is getting angry now but gives him one anyway. The Scotsman eats this one too. Now the baker is really mad, and he yells, “And where is your famous magic trick?”

The Scotsman says, “Look in the Englishman’s pocket!”

THE SPHINX—-NFL NEWS & OTHER SPORTS

The Editor:    Why are you writing about the NFL, LL ?

Third and One Cat:  The NFL gets tax money.

http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/11/06/nfl-unhappy-tax-reform-proposals-cut-billions-sports-stadium-subsidies/

Here are a few links that promote teamwork, faith, hope, charity,  and fair play.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/look-jameis-winston-comes-off-sideline-to-instigate-a-fight-after-getting-pulled/

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/5/16609804/aj-green-jalen-ramsey-bengals-jaguars-fight

The NBA doesn’t want to be left out,  with nothing to protest.   Personally, I will never watch another basketball game until fouls made with less than five minutes remaining give the other team an automatic 2 or 3 points and the ball.

http://nypost.com/2017/11/03/mark-cuban-draymond-green-owes-nba-an-apology/

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/ucla-basketball-players-arrested-china-shoplifting-charges/story?id=50994342

Here is a future U.S. Congresswoman or Senator.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4860057/uber-passenger-instagram-memes-theft-drivers-tip-jar/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Happy Sky over Los Angeles
Image Credit & Copyright: Dave Jurasevich (Mt. Wilson Observatory)

Explanation: Sometimes, the sky may seem to smile over much of planet Earth. On this day in 2008, visible the world over, was an unusual superposition of our Moon and the planets Venus and Jupiter. Pictures taken at the right time show a crescent Moon that appears to be a smile when paired with the planetary conjunction of seemingly nearby Jupiter and Venus. Pictured here is the scene as it appeared from Mt. Wilson Observatory overlooking Los Angeles, California, USA after sunset on 2008 November 30. Highest in the sky and farthest in the distance is the planet Jupiter. Significantly closer and visible to Jupiter‘s lower left is Venus, appearing through Earth’s atmospheric clouds as unusually blue. On the far right, above the horizon, is our Moon, in a waxing crescent phase. Thin clouds illuminated by the Moon appear unusually orange. Sprawling across the bottom of the image are the hills of Los Angeles, many covered by a thin haze, while LA skyscrapers are visible on the far left. Hours after the taking of this image, the Moon approached the distant duo, briefly eclipsed Venus, and then moved on. This week, another conjunction of Venus and Jupiter is occurring and is visible to much of planet Earth to the east just before sunrise.

Tomorrow’s picture: Sun comet