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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2012, 12:24:18 AM »
     Michael Paul Smith builds models of old automobiles. He creates entire sets for the autos, and then photographs the layouts (on a folding table) against real backgrounds. These pictures remind me of a few Twilight Zone episodes!

     Warning to dial-up networking users! There are 192 pictures here!

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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2012, 10:11:39 PM »
An old favorite of mine...

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The finals of the National Poetry Contest last year came down to two finalists. One was a University of Alabama Law School graduate from an upper crust family; well-bred, well-connected, and all that goes with it. The other finalist was a redneck from Auburn University in Alabama.

The rules of the contest required each finalist to compose a four-line poem in one minute or less, and the poem had to contain the word "Timbuktu."

The Duke graduate went first. About thirty seconds after the clock started, he jumped up and recited the following poem:

"Slowly across the desert sand
Trekked the dusty caravan.
Men on camels, two by two
Destination-Timbuktu."

The audience went wild! How they wondered could the redneck top that?

The clock started again and the redneck sat in silent thought. Finally, in the last few seconds, he jumped up and recited:

"Tim and me, a-huntin' went.
Met three girls in a pop-up tent.
They was three, we was two,
So I bucked one and Timbuktu."


Next up... "Aboard the good ship Venus..."
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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2012, 08:53:09 PM »
     The ever fun-loving and adventurous Feodora wants me to take her for a ride.

"Like a bolt out of the blue
 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket (1940)

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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2012, 11:43:08 AM »
Pictures from Around the World

     I received an e-mail containing some interesting pictures. Luckily there were captions on the pictures, and I was able to trace the pictures back to their source. Take a peek and see what yopu think:

"Like a bolt out of the blue
 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket (1940)

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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2012, 04:16:46 PM »
Some amazing photos there! I have never heard of most of them.

One I have heard of is the morning glory in Australia. Here is a video of a hang glider soaring along it (after being towed up to it behind a powered ultralight):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzurOLMD1BM

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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2012, 08:35:01 PM »
"Like a bolt out of the blue
 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket (1940)

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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2012, 08:49:56 PM »

     A Kansas farm wife called the local phone company to report her telephone  failed to ring when her friends called - and that on the few occasions, when it did ring, her dog always moaned right before the phone  rang.

     The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady. He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber's house. The phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned and the telephone began to ring. Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:

1. The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground wire with a steel chain and collar.
2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.
3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the number was called.
4. After a couple of jolts, the dog would start moaning and then urinate.
5. The wetground would complete the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.

This demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by pissing and moaning.

"Like a bolt out of the blue
 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket (1940)

Trixie and Dixie are Private Secretary inflatable dolls.
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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2012, 03:50:05 AM »
The punchline on the dog story had me laughing out loud.  Nice find, Noqui!

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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2012, 05:52:09 AM »
Wonderful.

What more can you say of "very interesting pictures from around the world"

After following links ,maps and googling photos I spent over two hours pondering on the beauty that is all around us for those who care to see it.

Thank you noquiexis :)

Whilst using the satelite view on google I found this, sadly I did not take down the location.
What an amazing piece of nature.

And the poor dog !    :laugh:


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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2012, 10:57:27 PM »
There was a tour bus in Egypt that stopped in the middle of a town square. The tourists are all shopping at the little stands surrounding the square. One tourist looks at his watch, but it is broken, so he leans over to a local who is squatted down next to his camel. "What time is it, sir?"

The local reaches out and softly cups the camel's genitals in his hand, and raises them up and down. "It's about 2:00", he says. The tourist can't believe what he just saw.

He runs back to the bus, and sure enough, it is 2:00. He tells a few of the fellow tourists his story, "The man can tell the time by the weight of the camel's genitals!! One of the doubting tourists walks back to the local and asks him the time, the same thing happens!! It is 2:05.p.m.

He runs back to tell the story. Finally, the bus driver wants to know how it is done. He walks over and asks the local how he knows the time from the camel's genitals. The local says "Sit down here and grab the camel's genitals". "Now, lift them up in the air. Now, look underneath them to the other side of the courtyard, where that clock is hanging on the wall."
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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2012, 09:51:16 AM »
More Pictures from Around the World

Note: n x n means pixels wide by pixels tall. Images below are constrained to 500 pixels wide.


Confluence of Rhone and Arve Rivers 500 X 699
http://unusualplaces.org/confluence-of-rhone-and-arve-rivers-geneva/


Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden 1007 X 669
http://unusualplaces.org/wang-saen-suk-hell-garden/


Crescent Moon Lake, China 800 X 450
http://unusualplaces.org/crescent-moon-lake-china/


Moon Bridge in Taiwan 721 X 480
http://unusualplaces.org/moon-bridge-in-the-heart-of-taiwan/


Isle of Skye 640 X 480
http://unusualplaces.org/isle-of-skye/


Isle of Skye 640 X X451
http://unusualplaces.org/isle-of-skye/


Drina River, Tara National Park 750 X 499
http://unusualplaces.org/drina-river-tara-national-park/


Waterfall Island at Iguazu Falls 502 X 669
http://twistedsifter.com/2012/03/picture-of-the-day-the-waterfall-island-at-iguazu-falls/


Maelstrom at Kauai, Hawaii  800 x 532
http://twistedsifter.com/2012/01/picture-of-the-day-maelstrom-at-kauai-hawaii/

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"Like a bolt out of the blue
 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket (1940)

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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2012, 04:43:20 PM »
     Now I have heard everything!

"Like a bolt out of the blue
 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket (1940)

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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2012, 01:35:29 PM »
     This picture is from a fractal art website. They use image theft protection on that website, so you will have to go there to see the picture.

"Nice Legs" by Dimitrios Xenos

 ;) ;) ;)

I got this from another serior citizen:

     To help save the economy, the Government will announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors instead of illegal's in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs.

     Older people are easier to catch and will not remember how to get back home. I started to cry when I thought of you. Then it dawned on me ... Oh, crap ....I'll see you on the bus!

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Abbott and Costello explain the US Government's Accounting System.

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 9%.
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.
COSTELLO: You just said 9%.
ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.
COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.
COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 16% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that's 9%...
COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?
ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of  work.
COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.
COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work, can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.
COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.
COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
ABBOTT:  No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.
COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment rolls, that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT:   Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don't want to read about 16% unemployment, do ya?
COSTELLO: That would be frightening..
ABBOTT: Absolutely.
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
COSTELLO:  Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
ABBOTT:  Correct.
COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
ABBOTT: Bingo.
COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like an economist.
COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a politician.

;D ;D ;D
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 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket (1940)

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Re: From the Inbox
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2012, 03:26:25 PM »
How Women Burn Calories in France
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yEH4Yum4nN4

 :P :P :P

     Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous.

     "You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing—after they have tried everything else." - Winston Churchill

1. Where there is a will, I want to be in it.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it 's still on my list.

3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

4. If I agreed with you, we wouldd both be wrong.

5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

8. They begin the evening news with "Good Evening", then proceed to tell you why it is not.

9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

10. Buses stop in bus stations. Trains stop in train stations. On my desk is a work station.

11. I thought I wanted a career. It turns out that I just wanted paychecks.

12. In filling out an application, where it says, "In case of emergency, notify:" I put 'DOCTOR'.

13. I did not say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.

17. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

18. Money cannot buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

19. There is a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can not get away.

20. I used to be indecisive. Now I am not so sure.

21. You are never too old to learn something stupid.

22. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

23. Nostalgia is not what it used to be.

24. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

25. Going to church does not make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

26. Where there is a will, there are relatives.

And mine is.........

I am supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

;D ;D ;D
"Like a bolt out of the blue
 Fate steps in and sees you through
 When you wish upon a star
 Your dreams come true"

   Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket (1940)

Trixie and Dixie are Private Secretary inflatable dolls.
Esperanza is a Tera Patrick inflatable doll.
see my gallery for their pictures

Feodora is an Anatomical Doll, Face 3 Body 3 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4