Archive | May 14, 2018

THE SPHINX—-IT

The Editor:  Is this about the pronoun it, LL ?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/it

Language Cat:  No, it’s about the capital  IT.   It’s an appeal or somewhat vague respect for some people who stand out/above other people for many different reasons to many different groups of people.

TE:  Do you have an example of one of these people, LC ?

In  my lifetime these are the people who have had IT.  John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe,  Elvis Presley, MLK JR.,  and The Beatles.  There are others, but they weren’t as pronounced.

This guy might have IT.  This is from Indiana on a Thursday night.

Everything he has accomplished is with many Republicans, almost all Democrats, and 91 % of negative press articles/reports against him.  Here is one opponent.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/18/1733923/-Stormy-Daniels-Was-A-U-S-Senate-Contender-With-Slogan-Screwing-People-Honestly

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/the-obama-legacy-deserves-to-be-destroyed/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Saturn’s Hyperion in Natural Color
Image Credit & License: NASA/JPL/SSI; Composition: Gordan Ugarkovic

Explanation: What lies at the bottom of Hyperion‘s strange craters? To help find out, the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn swooped past the sponge-textured moon in 2005 and 2010 and took images of unprecedented detail. A six-image mosaic from the 2005 pass, featured here in natural color, shows a remarkable world strewn with strange craters and an odd sponge-like surface. At the bottom of most craters lies some type of unknown dark reddish material. This material appears similar to that covering part of another of Saturn’s moons, Iapetus, and might sink into the ice moon as it better absorbs warming sunlight. Hyperion is about 250 kilometers across, rotates chaotically, and has a density so low that it likely houses a vast system of caverns inside.

Tomorrow’s picture: Hofgasse 7, Linz

A little girl has the answer

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A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though a whale is a very large mammal, its throat is very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

The teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human, it was impossible.

The little girl said, “When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah.”

The teacher asked, “What if Jonah went to hell?”

The little girl replied, “Then you ask him!”

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Even if you are not a golfer, this is funny….

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A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags was ripped and every once in a while a $20 fell out onto the sidewalk.
Noticing this, a policeman stopped her, and said, “Ma’am, there are $20 bills falling out of that bag.”
“Oh, really? Darn it!” said the little old lady. “I’d better go back and see if I can find them. Thanks for telling me officer.
“Well, now, not so fast,” said the cop. Where did you get all that money? You didn’t steal it, did you?”
“Oh, no, no”, said the old lady. “You see, my back yard is right next to a Golf course.   A lot of Golfers come and pee through a knot hole in my fence, right into my flower garden.  It used to really tick me off.  Kills the flowers, you know. Then I thought, ‘why not make the best of it?”   “So, now, I stand behind the fence by the knot hole, real quiet, with my hedge clippers.  Every time some guy sticks his thing through my fence, I surprise him, grab hold of it and say, O.K., buddy!   Give me $20, or off it comes.”
“Well, that seems only fair,” said the cop, laughing.   “OK. Good luck!”   “Oh, by the way, what’s in the other bag?”
“Not everybody pays.”