It All Starts With A Smile….

Smiles are contagious!

Laughter is contagious, it starts with a smile. When you think of riding the subway, laughter and joy aren’t the first words that spring to mind. It’s a cramped place full of grumpy people either coming home from a bad day at work or are just generally upset. Many are glued to their cell phones or “wired up” and have no time for anyone else. Yet, if you’re lucky enough, sometimes you can find happiness in a subway train.
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One such moment was captured when a Belgian advertising agency working for Coca-Cola hired an actor to randomly start laughing on the train.

With the tagline–”Happiness starts with a smile”– their new ad aims to bring a bit of joy to everyone’s day. Just watch and try to keep a straight face.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/1veWbLpGa78

THE SPHINX—EDUCATION OR NOT

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Here are your education leaders.  The parents need to sue the Woke hustlers.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/12/28/top-school-withheld-info-about-students-winning-national-merit-awards-reason-defies-belief-n680036

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The adapter will cost $1,000.00.

https://www.theonion.com/apple-announces-new-iphones-will-no-longer-be-compatibl-1849497620

https://www.elpasotimes.com/

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I was hoping beyond hope that this wouldn’t happen.

https://babylonbee.com/news/airports-forced-to-hire-extra-security-to-guard-thousands-of-stranded-bags-from-sam-brinton

https://hotair.com/

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The PhD Editor:  What is going on in education, LL ?

The Illiterate Cat:  I’m not sure about much of America’s education system.  Parents who care about their children should take control of the local school boards, and let teachers know that they are employees.  Read past Sphinx issues about the problems.  Your children can have your values or those of a union teacher.

Colleges and Universities are just as pitiful.  The Republican HOR should not fund any education institution that teaches lies, false history, or doesn’t allow free speech.  Take the tax money away.  The media is going to smear you whatever you do or say.   This is one viewpoint.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/28/colleges-outrageous-cost-is-a-scam-creating-a-slow-burning-crisis-research-director-says/

The state of Georgia, USA seems to be getting money, but are the students learning anal sex or how to think ?

https://www.galottery.com/en-us/about-us/history.html

https://www.cbs42.com/news/the-georgia-lottery-how-does-it-work-who-benefits-and-could-it-work-in-alabama/

It’s difficult to get a comparable figure.  America is in the top 5 countries with money spent per pupil.

https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator/cmd/education-expenditures-by-country

Finland probably has the best education system over time.  America sux since Obama and his ” fundamental transformation ” of America.

https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator/cmd/education-expenditures-by-country

America should keep doing what the people want, and we will see what happens.  Home school your children.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2022/12/29/lyin-bidens-dhs-releases-1363-illegal-alien-convicts-from-custody-into-us-communities-in-3-months-n680633

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/economy/stock-market-worst-year-2008

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https://quizzclub.com/trivia/who-wrote-the-proverb-there-are-none-so-blind-as-those-who-will-not-see/answer/439985/

The dawgs beat the toads.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/35415924/georgia-bulldogs-cruise-second-straight-cfp-championship

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Let’s go.

https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2023/01/09/breaking-jim-jordan-to-chair-weaponization-of-government-select-committee-n685827

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Is any responsible group checking to see why healthy teenagers are collapsing ?  Are they vaccinated ?  Flag football is a non-contact sport.

https://redstate.com/brutalbrittany/2023/01/07/the-second-fatality-this-week-for-suddenly-collapsing-las-vegas-high-schoolers-n685239

https://www.breitbart.com/health/2023/01/07/las-vegas-high-school-student-collapses-dies-after-playing-flag-football/

The beat goes on to brainwash minors.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/01/07/now-the-joker-can-get-pregnant-because-of-course-he-can-n685289

No informed person believes this trash.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2023/01/08/potemkin-village-officials-clear-homeless-migrants-from-el-paso-streets-ahead-of-biden-visit/

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If people don’t elect politicians who will ban pit bull dogs, no one will mourn your dead child.  Over 100,000 people die from drug overdoses each year, do you see/hear the media complaining ?

https://nypost.com/2023/01/07/7-year-old-louisiana-girl-mauled-to-death-by-neighbors-pitbull/

I read about one pit bull killing, that reaches the news, each week. 

More justice, the BLM-“SO” don’t only want acceptance, they want you to become one.  It might take some child sexual abuse.

https://nypost.com/2023/01/08/kiersten-hening-ex-virginia-tech-soccer-player-who-refused-blm-kneel-gets-100k/

The NFL playoff games are set.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/35378729/nfl-playoffs-bracket-preview-schedule-super-bowl-chances-all-14-teams-matchups-watch

Maybe Bowser can make Union Station safe and clean again. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-dc-union-station-bring-back-customers

You had a chance to recall Newsom–too bad.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2023/01/09/socal-gas-warns-consumers-massive-gas-bill-increases-coming/

We have a new murder mystery.

https://nypost.com/2023/01/09/missing-mom-ana-walshes-husband-smiles-at-court-appearance/

 Aging Quotes



“If you want to know how old a woman is then ask her sister-in-law.” – Edgar Howe

“Old age comes at a bad time.” – San Banducci

“Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.” – Jennifer Yane

“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.” – Golda Meir

“The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened. – Mark Twain

“I’m at that age where my back goes out more than I do.” – Phyllis Diller

“Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.” – George Burns

“First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.” – Leo Rosenberg

“You spend 90 percent of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you’re actually not that tired.” – Robert Brault

“Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.” – Robert Orben

“At my age, flowers scare me.” – George Burns

“It’s like you trade the virility of the body for the agility of the spirit.” – Elizabeth Lesser

“The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.” – T.S. Elliot

“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us… at age 40, we don’t care what they think of us… at age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” – Ann Landers

“When I was young, I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties, I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then, and I’m labeled senile.” – GB

“The important thing to remember is that I’m probably going to forget.” – Unknown

“We don’t grow older, we grow riper.” – Pablo Picasso

“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.” – Andy Rooney

“The older I get, the better I used to be.” – Lee Trevino

“I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me—they’re cramming for their final exam.”- George Carlin

“Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips.” – John Wagnerf

“Grandchildren don’t make a man feel old, it’s the knowledge that he’s married to a grandmother that does.” – J. Norman Collie

Favorite Movie Quotes

“Attica! Attica!” Dog Day Afternoon, 1975

“Sawyer, you’re going out a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!” 42nd Street, 1933

“Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse, and I’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we’re gonna go, go, go!” On Golden Pond, 1981

“Tell ’em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.” Knute Rockne All American, 1940

“A martini. Shaken, not stirred.” Goldfinger, 1964
​Fun fact: This iconic scene has been parodied over and over again. In Casino Royale, 42 years later, Daniel Craig’s James Bond will be asked, “Shaken or stirred” and Bond responds “Do I look like I give a damn?”

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Spiral Aurora over Iceland
Image Credit & Copyright: Stefano Pellegrini

Explanation: The scene may look like a fantasy, but it’s really Iceland. The rock arch is named Gatklettur and located on the island’s northwest coast. Some of the larger rocks in the foreground span a meter across. The fog over the rocks is really moving waves averaged over long exposures. The featured image is a composite of several foreground and background shots taken with the same camera and from the same location on the same night last November. The location was picked for its picturesque foreground, but the timing was planned for its colorful background: aurora. The spiral aurora, far behind the arch, was one of the brightest seen in the astrophotographer’s life. The coiled pattern was fleeting, though, as auroral patterns waved and danced for hours during the cold night. Far in the background were the unchanging stars, with Earth’s rotation causing them to appear to slowly circle the sky‘s northernmost point near Polaris.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space

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