All posts for the month April, 2014
As we get older, we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to
“make a difference” in the world.It is at these times that our
hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other
“seniors” who have found the courage to take on challenges
that would make many of us wither.
Harold Schlumberg is such a person:
THIS IS QUOTED FROM HAROLD:
“People have often asked me, ‘What do you do
now that you’re retired?’ Well…. I’m fortunate to
have a chemical engineering background and one
of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine
and whisky into urine. It’s rewarding and uplifting
as well as being very satisfying and fulfilling….
…. in fact I do it every day and I really enjoy it.”
Harold is an inspiration to us all.
Posted by John Mills on April 29, 2014
Hints on how to liven up your idle hours …
1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With
Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars.
See If They Slow Down.
2. On all your cheque stubs, write ‘ For Marijuana’
3. Skip down the street Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.
4. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.
5. Sing Along At The Opera.
6. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream ‘I Won! I Won!’
7. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Car Park,
Yelling ‘Run For Your Lives! They’re Loose!’
8. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, ‘Due To The Economy,
We are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.’
And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity:
9. PICK UP A BOX OF CONDOMS AT THE PHARMACY, GO TO THE COUNTER
AND ASK WHERE THE FITTING ROOM IS .
Send This E-mail To Someone To Make Them Smile.
It’s Called …. THERAPY
Posted by John Mills on April 29, 2014
Posted by John Mills on April 28, 2014
Is it to fly a fighter in combat?
Is it to practice free fall parachuting?
Is it bungee jumping, white water rafting?
THIS, my friend, is COURAGE!!!
Posted by John Mills on April 27, 2014
When fins were in… what, a blind spot!!!
Therefore they made the rear roof all glass
The 1960 DiDia 150 was a luxury, custom-designed iconic, handmade car also known as the “Dream Car” forever associated with its second owner, singer Bobby Darin. The car was designed by Andrew Di Dia, a clothing designer, who Bobby Darin had met whilst on tour in Detroit in 1957. Darin telling Di Dia at the time that he would purchase the car if he ever “hit it big”. For seven years, from 1953 to 1960 the DiDia 150 was hand-built by four workers, at a cost of $93,647.29 but sold to Darin in 1961 at a cost of over $150,000 (1.5 million today). ] At the time the car was listed as most expensive ‘custom-made’ car in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. ] The body was hand-formed by Ron Clark and constructed by Bob Kaiser from Clark Kaiser Customs.
Its metallic red paint was made with 30 coats of ground diamonds
Built in Detroit, Michigan, clothing designer Andrew ‘Andy’ Di Dia designed this “unrestrained and unconventional” automobile. Only one example was ever built.
The normal V8 engine is located at the front with an engine displacement of 365/427. It has a rear-wheel drive, the body and chassis is hand-formed from 064 aluminum with a 125-inch wheelbase alloy tube frame.
It has a glass cockpit in back, a squared steering wheel and thermostatically controlled air conditioning system.
The interior is rust colored in contrast to the ruby paintwork.
The design included the first backseat-mounted radio speakers and hidden windshield wipers, that started themselves when it rained. Other features include retractable headlamps, rear indicators that swivel as the car turns, ‘floating’ bumpers and a trunk that was hinged from the driver’s side. Each of the four bucket seats have their own thermostatically controlled air conditioning, individual cigarette lighters and ashtrays, as well as a radio speaker. The original engine, a Cadillac V8, was later replaced by a 427 high-performance by Ford when it was taken on the show circuit.
Darin drove his wife, Sandra Dee, in the car to the 34th Academy Awards in 1961.
When Bobby drove the car to the Academy Awards, Andrew Di Dia and Steve Blauner followed behind him in a limousine. The car had two fans and a switch that you had to turn on. Bobby didn’t realize, so it heated up. All the magazines said the car caught fire but it didn’t.
Di Dia toured the car around the country, when Darin wasn’t using it for public appearances. After publicity and film use, Darin donated his “Dream Car” to the St Louis Museum of Transportation in 1970 where it remains.
This is Andrew Di Dia the car designer.
Posted by John Mills on April 24, 2014
There are only nine questions. This is a quiz for people who know a lot!
I found out in a hurry that I didn’t. These are not trick questions.
They are straight questions with straight answers.
1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
3 Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw’ and they are all common words. Name two of them.
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?
8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter ‘S.’
Answers To Quiz:
1 The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing.
2 North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara Falls .. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.
3 Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.
4 The fruit with its seeds on the outside:Strawberry.
5 How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.
6 Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle…
7 Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8 The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.
9 Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with ‘S’:Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
PLEASE DO YOUR PART; Today is National Mental Health Day.
You can do your part by remembering to send this e-mail to at least one genius challenged person.Okay, my job’s done!
Don’t send it back to me. I’ve already failed it once
Posted by John Mills on April 22, 2014