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Reagan Under Pressure

INTERESTING STUFF  


In the 1400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.    
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’      

Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled ‘Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden’…
and thus, the word GOLF entered i
nto the English language.

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska      

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…)   The percentage of  North America that is wilderness: 38%    

The cost of raising  a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:  $16,400

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. In any given hour:   61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever  written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades – King David    
Hearts – Charlemagne    
Clubs – Alexander, The Great    
Diamonds – Julius Caesar      

111,111,111 x    
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321      

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in    
The air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.  If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died    
of natural causes.    

Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock  and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.

Q. Half of all  Americans live within 50 miles of what?      
A. Their birthplace 

Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?    
A. Obsession      

Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you  would find the letter ‘A’?    
A. One Thousand      

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?    
A. All were invented by women.


Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?    
A. Honey      

In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.  When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase…’Goodnight , sleep tight’

It was the accepted  practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with  all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because  their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when  customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.’ It’s where we get  the phrase ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’


Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or  handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. ‘Wet your whistle’  is the phrase inspired by this practice.

At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!


Don’t delete this paragraph below just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.    

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YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN THE COMPUTER AGE when..

1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of  three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t even have the first  20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic  and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t a #9 on this list.


AND FINALLY NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

THE SPHINX—A LITTLE THIS AND THAT

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The military lowers standards again.  Biden is the man.  The smarter troops are in Europe.

https://redstate.com/alexparker/2022/06/28/us-army-jettisons-ged-requirement-amid-an-ever-woker-defense-departments-desperation-n585479

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/jun/26/us-troops-reach-100k-europe-questions-mount-over-e/

Maybe Joe should keep the smart troops.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2022/06/27/14000-army-guard-troops-could-be-axed-thursday-for-refusing-covid-vax-n585196

Fisher-Price has the answer.

https://www.theonion.com/fisher-price-plastic-food-giving-kids-unrealistic-expec-1849088031

https://www.nationalreview.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl-vQ4_rP-AIVfRXUAR2gQgl5EAAYASAAEgKPpfD_BwE

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New words for the media.

https://babylonbee.com/news/the-babylon-bees-list-of-updated-terms-for-journalists-now-that-roe-v-wade-is-overturned

https://www.breitbart.com/

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The Has Happened Editor:  What is up first, LL ?

The Way We Were Cat:  Here are some fond memories of restaurants about 70 years ago.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/department-store-restaurant?utm_source=pocket-newtab

These old ships were the forerunners of today’s cruise ships.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-monster-ships-that-changed-how-we-travel?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Stuff still happens on ships, even big ones.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/28/norwegian-cruise-ship-hits-small-iceberg-in-alaska-reports/

Malibu is a billionaires’ hideaway. 

https://nypost.com/2022/06/27/malibu-now-only-a-billionaires-club-after-larry-ellison-laid-the-groundwork/

Spot the mouse.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/29/spot-the-mouse-in-this-optical-illusion-to-set-a-new-record/

Take care of your teeth, maybe this is helpful.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-to-brush-your-teeth-properly-according-to-a-dentist?utm_source=pocket-newtab

This reminds me of a giant crab, or a claw machine at the fair or game shop.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/28/vermont-man-wildly-swings-excavator-at-police/

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A New York Republican is assaulted.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/21/lee-zeldin-attacked-during-campaign-stop-near-rochester-report/

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The Sphinx wishes Joe a speedy *****.  How low can you go, Joe ?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2022/07/21/biden-tests-positive-for-covid19-n2610596

https://nypost.com/2022/07/21/joe-bidens-approval-rating-drops-to-new-low-to-31/

Disney gets some action.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/21/disney-world-sees-massive-brawl-break-out-between-families-hospitalizing-1/

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Maybe the Mayor should have been talking to terd Schumer for the last 18 years.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2022/07/20/new-york-city-is-complaining-about-too-many-immigrants-arriving-from-the-southern-border-n2610500

Each state should ban these dogs.  They are like Biden, Pigleosi, and Schumer–killers.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/19/i-slept-with-my-beloved-pit-bull-until-he-tried-to-eat-me-alive/

Lassie was/is a good dog.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/20/real-life-lassie-leads-rescue-team-to-owner-who-fell-70-ft-in-california-forest/

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White vinegar is great when you need help cleaning.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/you-should-put-a-bowl-of-vinegar-in-your-dishwasher-here-s-why?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Before you know it, you won’t need a map of where human feces is located on the sidewalks.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2022/07/19/new-san-francisco-da-purges-chesa-boudins-underlings-n2610470

This article is about 10 years old, Frisco is 20 years worse.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2019/04/15/mapping-san-franciscos-human-waste-challenge-132562-case-reports-since-2008/?sh=29f88c0c5ea5

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Merriam-Webster goes woke.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/07/20/merriamwebster-dictionary-edits-its-definition-of-female-n2610497

This is a bad decision.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/20/texas-moms-pain-as-man-who-shot-daughter-9-avoids-charges/

What a piece of trash.  Give any committee member 5 years in prison for telling anyone about government discussions.  Take all pf the Pigwoman’s wealth back.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/20/exclusive-sen-josh-hawley-calls-on-democrats-to-hold-hearing-on-banning-pelosi-and-lawmakers-spouses-from-stock-trading/

Get those Latino voters.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/07/20/mayra-flores-continues-to-kick-bootie-as-democratic-opponent-steps-in-it-yet-again-n598423

The Obamas worked their magic on Netflix.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/20/face-it-netflix-sucks/

The Sphinx predicted this last week.  Nancy and Schumer should pay all bills and have the family move in with them.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/miacathell/2022/07/21/gerson-fuentes-lourdes-gomez-n2610457

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Favorite Movie Quotes

“Go ahead, make my day.” Sudden Impact, 1983

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Sunset Blvd., 1950

“May the Force be with you.” Star Wars, 1977

“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” All About Eve, 1950

“You talking to me?” Taxi Driver, 1976
Fun fact: Robert DeNiro improvised this line. The script only said “Travis speaks to himself in the mirror” so DeNiro took some liberties and was ultimately successful.

Our Peculiar English Language-Part 4

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Apollo 11 Landing Panorama
Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, NASA

Explanation: Have you seen a panorama from another world lately? Assembled from high-resolution scans of the original film frames, this one sweeps across the magnificent desolation of the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility. The images were taken by Neil Armstrong looking out his window of the Eagle Lunar Module shortly after the July 20, 1969 landing. The frame at the far left (AS11-37-5449) is the first picture taken by a person on another world. Toward the south, thruster nozzles can be seen in the foreground on the left, while at the right, the shadow of the Eagle is visible to the west. For scale, the large, shallow crater on the right has a diameter of about 12 meters. Frames taken from the Lunar Module windows about an hour and a half after landing, before walking on the lunar surface, were intended to initially document the landing site in case an early departure was necessary.

Tomorrow’s picture: hexagon and rings

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE