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Jokes and Trivia fpor November 29, 2012

You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”. ― Lauren Oliver, Delirium


334th day of 2012 with 32 to follow.

Holidays for Today:

*Electronic Greetings Day

*Square Dance Day

*National Lemon Cream Pie Day



  • 1803 Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist (described what is now called the Doppler effect, which is the apparent change in frequency and wavelength of a wave as perceived by an observer moving relative to the wave’s source)
  • 1832 Louisa May Alcott, Germantown, Pennsylvania, author (Little Women, Little Men, Eight Cousins)
  • 1849 Sir John Ambrose Fleming, British physicist (invented the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube, the diode, then called the kenotron)
  • 1898 C. S. Lewis, Irish author (Chronicles of Narnia, Space Triology novels, Mere Christianity, Suprised by Joy, The Screwtape Letters)
  • 1915 Billy Strayhorn, Dayton, Ohio, musician and composer (“Chelsea Bridge”, “Take the “A” Train” and “Lush Life”)
  • 1943 Sue Miller, Chicago, Illinois, author (The Good Mother, Inventing the Abbotts, While I Was Gone, Lost in the Forest)
  • 1950 Kevin O’Donnell, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio, author (Caverns, Reefs, War of Omission, ORA:CLE, The Shelter)
  • 1952 Jeff Fahey, Olean, New York, actor (Lost, The Marshal, Silverado, Wyatt Earp, Operation Delta Force, Epicenter, Revolution)
  • 1960 Cathy Moriarty, Bronx, New York, actress (The Bounty Hunter, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure )
  • 1961 Kim Delaney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  actress (NYPD Blue, All My Children, Philly, Army Wives)
  • 1968 Jonathan Knight, Worcester, Massachusetts, singer (New Kids on the Block)
  • 1976 Ehren McGhehey, McMinnville, Oregon, actor (Jackass )
  • 1978 Lauren German, Huntington Beach, California, actress (A Walk to Remember, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre )
  • 1979 Jayceon “The Game” Taylor, Los Angeles, California, rapper (album 2004: “Westside Story”)


When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan



  • 1777 San Jose, California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
  • 1864 During the Battle of Spring Hill during the American Civil War, the Confederates advance into Tennessee but miss th chance to crush the Union army. General Hood angered, leads to Battle of Franklin.
  • 1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1881 The city of Spokan Falls, known today Spokane, Washington, is officially incorporated as a city.
  • 1890 At West Point, New York, the United States Naval Academy defeats the United States Military AcademyArmy–Navy football game with a score of 24-0.
  • 1910 The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest E. Sirrine.
  • 1915 Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.
  • 1929 U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
  • 1934 The Chicago Bears defeat the Detroit Lions 19-16 in the first nationally broadcast game.
  • 1963 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1972 Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.
  • 1983 The United Nations General Assembly passes United Nations Resolution 37/37, stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.
  • 1987 Korean Air Flight 858 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 155.
  • 1990 During the Gulf War, the United Nations Security Council passed two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
  • 2007 The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
  • 2007 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as far south as Trinidad.


Two men were boasting to each other about their old army days.

“Why, my outfit was so well drilled,” declared one, “that when they presented arms all you could hear was slap, slap, click.”

“Very good,” conceded the other, “but when my company presented arms you’d just hear slap, slap, jingle.”

“What was the jingle?” asked the first.

“Oh,” replied the other offhand, “just our medals.”


A little boy went to the store with his grandmother and on the way home, he was looking at the things she had purchased.

He found a package of panty hose and began to sound out the words “Queen Size”.

He then turned to his grandmother and exclaimed,

“Look Grandma, you wear the same size as our bed!”


ONE-LINERS: More New Old Sayings

– Don’t byte off more than you can view.

– Fax is stranger than fiction.

– What boots up must come down.

– Windows will never cease.

– In Gates we trust (and our tender is legal).

– Virtual reality is its own reward.

– Modulation in all things.

– A user and his leisure time are soon parted.

– There’s no place like ( http://www.)home(.com)

– Know what to expect before you connect.

– Oh, what a tangled website we weave when first we practice.

– Speed thrills.

– Give a man (or for that matter anyone) a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to use The Net and he won’t bother you for weeks.


pic of the day: Helicopters

picture of 5 helicopters



~Did you hear abouthat new pirate movie?
It’s rated arrrrrrrrr…

~How much does it cost for a pirate to pierce his ears?
A buck an ear! Aaaarrr!


After the church service a little boy told the pastor, “When I grow up, I’m going to give you some money.”

“Well, thank you,” the pastor replied, “but why?”

“Because my daddy says you’re one of the poorest preachers we’ve ever had.”


A Brooklyn lawyer named Ernie successfully defends a major crime lord from charges of dealing drugs, racketeering, murder, kidnapping, and selling arms. As he is leaving the courtroom, an indignant old woman grabs him by the arm and says, “Young man, where are your scruples? Isn’t there anyone too low for you to defend?”

“I don’t know,” Ernie replies, “What have you done?”


TODAY IN TRIVIA: About LEMONS. You might not know this…

~Need Vitamin C? Lemon has its Power in the key of C. One lemon contains a full day’s supply of ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, but that’s the whole fruit; the juice holds about a third.

~Preserving lemons for savory zing Lemons preserved in salt are a fragrant, distinctive flavoring in Moroccan and Middle Eastern stews, tagines, and other dishes.

~Heard of what Limoncello is? It’s a homemade lemon liqueur. A must taste!A  southern Italian lemon liqueur traditionally served cold

~Is lemongrass related to lemon? No, although some of this tough Southeast Asian herb’s exotic citrus character comes from citral, an essential oil also found in lemon rind. Very thin strips can be sliced in salads and added to Thai curries and stir-fries; a whole bulb, bruised, adds perfume to soups or stews.


QUIP OF THE DAY: Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t – Richard Bach.


Thought for the day. . .

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. – Carl Jung