Friday humour - February 15, 2013

Gussius @ Bluehaze

As a Saint Valentine’s Day survivor, I was lucky enough to be told that
“she would let me know what I had bought her”. That’s a great way out,
because what I expected was the usual post-event grovelling and pointlessly
claiming a calendar malfunction.

Offering her a Google explanation of Valentines, to explain that the day is
supposed to be for a secret admirer to convey love anonymously, will not
have done a bit of good either.

For those who opted for the candle lit champagne dinner for two strategy,
be aware that any resultant increase in her waistline will be your fault
too. Not much point in trying to be romantic really…

Contributors this week include Allnutts, Anonymous3, Burnout, Cartographer
Chris, Diks, Duke of
Barsinov, Nottingham Smithie, Sack, Seasoldier, Wally, Whizzbang and the
usual band of anonymous guys and gals.

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The Mighty Eagle....America's Symbol:

America's  Symbol of Power and Strength.
There are 3 sequences in this one video:
1st sequence he catches half a dozen fish in one strike.
2nd sequence he plunges talons into deep water right to the bottom to grab
his prey.
3rd sequence he captures a big old fat fish that looks as if it weighs more
than he does!
This is incredible to watch (best viewed in full screen mode)...

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GETTING OLDER

A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office.
"Is it true," she wanted to know, "that the medication you prescribed has
to be taken for the rest of my life?"
"'Yes, I'm afraid so,"' the doctor told her.
There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied,
"I'm wondering, then, just how serious is my condition because this
prescription is marked 'NO REFILLS'."
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An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he
insisted that his son,
a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.
As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to speak to his son.
"Yes, Dad, what is it?"
"Don't be nervous, son; do your best, and just remember, if it doesn't go
well, if something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live
with you and your wife...."
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Aging:
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and
start bragging about it. This is so true. I love to hear them say "you
don't look that old.."
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The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
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Some people try to turn back their odometers.
Not me! I want people to know why I look this way.
I've travelled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.
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When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of
Algebra.
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You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
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One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a
nice change from being young.
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Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
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First you forget names, then you forget faces.
Then you forget to pull up your zipper....
It's worse when you forget to pull it down.
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Two guys, one old, one young, are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart when
they collide.
The old guy says to the young guy, "Sorry about that. I'm looking for my
wife, and I guess I wasn't paying attention to where I was going."
The young guy says, "That's OK, it's a coincidence. I'm looking for my
wife, too...I can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate."
The old guy says, "Well, maybe I can help you find her...what does she look
like?"
The young guy says, "Well, she is 27 yrs. old, tall, with red hair, blue
eyes, is buxom...wearing no bra,
long legs, and is wearing short shorts.
What does your wife look like?'
To which the old guy says, "Doesn't matter, --- let's look for yours."

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KALEIDOSCOPE:

And to think we used to have to hold it up to the light. Remember the
Kaleidoscope when we were kids?

This is really incredible! How amazing that someone could not only create
this, but make it to change when you move your mouse/cursor...or you can
just sit back and let it change by itself.
Either way, it is awesome!!!
ALSO, IF YOU PUT YOUR CURSOR RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE, IT IS TRULY AMAZING !!!
Be sure to run your mouse over the screen slowly.

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THE ORIGIN OF FAMOUS SAYINGS:

READ THE RIOT ACT
Following a law of 1715 if a rowdy group of 12 or more people gathered, a
magistrate would read an official statement ordering them to disperse.
Anyone who did not, after one hour, could be arrested and punished.

RED HERRING
Poachers and other unsavoury characters would drag a herring across the
ground where they had just walked to throw dogs off their scent. (Herrings
were made red by the process of curing).

RED TAPE
This phrase comes from the days when official doc*ments were bound with red
tape.

RED LETTER DAYS
In the Middle Ages saints days were marked in red in calendars. People did
not work on some saint’s days or holy days. Our word holiday is derived
from holy day.

RING TRUE, RING OF TRUTH
In the past coins were actually made of gold, silver or other metals. Their
value depended on the amount of gold or silver they contained. Some people
would make counterfeit coins by mixing gold or silver with a cheaper metal.
However you could check if a coin was genuine by dropping it. If it was
made of the proper metal it would 'ring true' of have the 'ring of truth'.

RUB SALT INTO A WOUND
This is derived from the days when salt was rubbed into wounds as an
antiseptic.

RULE OF THUMB
This comes from the days when brewers estimated the temperature of a brew
by dipping their thumb in it.

SALT OF THE EARTH
Is another Biblical phrase. It comes from Matthew 5:13 when Jesus told his
followers 'You are the salt of the Earth'.

SCAPEGOAT
In the Old Testament (Leviticus 16: 7-10) two goats were selected. One was
sacrificed. The other was spared but the High Priest laid his hands on it
and confessed the sins of his people. The goat was then driven into the
wilderness. He was a symbolic 'scapegoat' for the people's sins.

SCOT FREE
This has nothing to do with Scotland. Scot is an old word for payment so if
you went scot free you went without paying.

TO SEE A MAN ABOUT A DOG
This old saying first appeared in 1866 in a play by Dion Boucicault
(1820-1890) called the Flying Scud in which a character makes the excuse
that he is going 'to see a man about a dog' to get away.

SENT TO COVENTRY
The most likely explanation for this old saying is that during the English
Civil War Royalists captured in the
Midlands were sent to Coventry. They were held prisoner in St Johns Church
and the local people shunned them and refused to speak to them.

SET YOUR TEETH ON EDGE
This is from Jeremiah 31:30 'Every man that eateth the sour grape, his
teeth shall be set on edge'.

SHAMBLES
Originally a shamble was a bench. Butchers used to set up benches to sell
meat from. In time the street where meat was sold often became known as the
Shambles. (This street name survives in many towns today). However because
butchers used to throw offal into the street shambles came to mean a mess
or something very untidy or disorganised.

SHORT SHRIFT
A shrift was a confession made to a priest. Criminals were allowed to make
a short shrift before they were executed. So if you gave somebody short
shrift you gave them a few minutes to confess their sins before carrying
out the execution.

SHOW YOUR TRUE COLOURS
Pirate ships would approach their intended victim showing a false flag to
lure them into a false sense of security. When it was too late for the
victim to escape they would show their true colours-the jolly roger!

SOLD A PUP
If you bought a piglet the seller placed it in a bag or sack. Sometimes,
with his hands out of sight, the seller would slip a puppy into the sack.
If you were swindled in that way you were sold a pup.

SPINNING A YARN
Rope was made in ports everywhere. The rope makers chatted while they
worked. They told each other stories while they were spinning a yarn.

SPICK AND SPAN
Today this means neat and tidy but originally the saying was spick and span
new. A span was a wood shaving. If something was newly built it would have
tell-tale wood chips so it was 'span new' spick is an old word for a nail.
New spicks or nails would be shiny. However words and phrases often change
their meanings over centuries and spick and span came to mean neat and
tidy.

SPINSTER
A Spinster is an unmarried woman. Originally a spinster was simply a woman
who made her living by spinning wool on a spinning wheel. However it was so
common for single women to support themselves that way that by the 18th
century 'spinster' was a synonym for a middle-aged unmarried woman.

A SQUARE MEAL
There is a popular myth that this saying comes from the time when British
sailors ate of square plates. In reality the phrase began California in the
mid-19th century and it simply meant a good meal for your money, as in the
phrase 'fair and square'. Later the saying made its way to Britain.

START FROM SCRATCH
This phrase comes from the days when a line was scratched in the ground for
a race. The racers would start from the scratch.

STRAIGHT LACED
This phrase was originally STRAIT laced. The old English word strait meant
tight or narrow. In Tudor times buttons were mostly for decoration. Laces
were used to hold clothes together. If a woman was STRAIT laced she was
prim and proper.

THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW
This comes from Matthew 7:14. In the King James version of the Bible,
published in 1611, he says: 'Strait is the gate and narrow is the way which
leadeth to life'. The old English word strait meant tight or narrow but
when it went out of use the phrase changed to 'STRAIGHT and narrow'.

STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT
This phrase comes from the days when blacksmiths lifted iron objects from
the furnace and hammered it.
They could only hammer the object into shape while the iron was hot, before
it cooled down.

SWAN SONG
This comes from an old belief that swans, who are usually silent, burst
into beautiful song when they are dying.

SWASHBUCKLER
A buckle was a kind of small shield. Swash meant the noise caused by
striking. Brash men struck their swords against their bucklers as they
walked around town. So they became known as swashbucklers.

SWINGING THE LEAD
On board ships a lead weight was attached to a long rope. A knot was tied
every six feet in the rope. The lead weight was swung then thrown
overboard. When it sank to the seabed you counted the number of knots that
disappeared and this told you how deep the sea was. Some sailors felt it
was an easy job and
'swinging the lead' came to mean avoiding hard work. In time it came to
mean feigning illness to avoid work.

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New Panties:

Chuckle time.

A frustrated wife buys a pair of crotchless panties in an attempt to spice
up her dead s*x-life. She puts them on, together with a short skirt and
sits on the sofa opposite her husband.
At strategic moments she uncrosses her legs... enough times that her
husband finally asks, "Are you wearing crotchless panties?"
"Y-e-s," she answers with a seductive smile.
"Thank God - I thought you were sitting on the cat."
He never heard the gunshot.

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Truer words…:

A man invites his mate back home for dinner, the wife screams at him "I've
not done my hair, not done my make up, not done any housework, Not done the
dishes & can't be bothered with cooking ! What the****did You invite him
round for ? "
"Cos he's thinking of getting married."

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A few funnies:

My dad worked on the roadwork's for twenty years before he got fired for
stealing!
At first I didn't believe it... but when I got home all the signs were
there.

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I'm fed up with the excuses women come out with to avoid having s*x, like;
"I'm tired, I'm washing my hair, I've got a headache, I'm your sister...

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I once knew a dental nurse who loved giving bl*wjobs and smoking weed.
She was known as oral high Jean.

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A recent survey reported that three quarters of men don't know how to turn
on the dish washer.
I find that licking her nipples and a light gentle fingering usually does
the trick.

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My girlfriend says that a small penis won't affect our relationship.
Whether she's right or not, I'd prefer it if she didn't have one at all!

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A woman is walking down the street and sees a sign in the pet shop window
reading, "F*NNY LICKING
FROG £25" curious the woman proceeds inside and says to the shop keeper,
"I'd like to see the f*nny licking frog please."
To which the shop keeper replies, "Bonjour!"

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My son asked me today "What's the difference between a crow and a
blackbird?" I told him, "Crows have somewhat heavier beaks, fan shaped
tails and live on insects. A blackbird has big rubbery lips, a fat ar*e and
lives on benefits."

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Everyone's a comedian nowadays. Even the paramedic who was unable to
resuscitate Whitney couldn't avoid a gag!
When he radioed dispatch and said "It's Houston , we have a problem!"

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NZ Fishing Boats in Rough Sea...:

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Mapping the WWII bomb census

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Old ads..:

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Just for your eyes only:

Best Porn Site for Senior Citizens

Some Seniors, as well as younger folks, might be interested in this site.
I accidentally found this porn site (after looking half of the night).
I feel that you're old enough and mature enough to handle this.

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Status:

   Airport Body Scans

October 2012 Statistics On Airport Screening From The Department Of
Homeland Security:
Terrorists Discovered: 0
Transvestites: 133
Hernias: 12,485
Hemorrhoid Cases: 34,172
Enlarged Prostates: 78,249
Breast Implants: 10,659,350
Natural Blondes: 3
It was also discovered that 535 members of Congress had no balls.
Thought you'd like to know.

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MSW VS FORD:

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way
computers have enhanced our lives,
read on.
At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the
computer industry with the auto industry and stated,
"If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we
would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."
In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press release stating:
If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving
cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):
1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash.........twice a day.
2.. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy
a new car.
3... Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You
would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut
off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue.
For some reason you would simply accept this.
4.... Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause
your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have
to reinstall the engine.
5..... Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was
reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on
only five percent of the roads.
6...... The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all
be replaced by a single "This Car
Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.
I love the next one!!!
7....... The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?"before deploying.
8........ Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you
out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door
handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9......... Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to
learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would
operate in the same manner as the old car.
10.......... You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.
PS  - I'd like to add that when all else fails, you could call "customer
service" in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language
how to fix your car yourself!!!!

Please share this with your friends who love - but sometimes hate - their
computer!

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Amazing stuff:

This starts slowly and builds up....some amazing stuff. I am beginning to
realise that there are some restrictions using a zimmer frame.

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Incredible Music Box:

Am sending this to you because it is so amazing.
Absolutely amazing!!!  What a work of art and engineering!
This has to be the world's most complex and magnificent music box ever!
Imagine the job of building let alone tuning this thing.

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Food Tasting At Costco:

      Love the looks on the ladies' faces!
      Costco will never be the same............................

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More Information on the Oops photo:

The luxury cruise ship Pearl NO 7, ran into a bridge in Wenzhou, East
China's Zhejiang province on May 23, 2012.
No injuries were reported, but the deluxe liner lost its chimney. The
cruise was being dragged by four tugboats to a downtown terminal, ahead of
opening to the public, during the National Day holidays in
October. The accident is believed to have been caused by miscommunications
of the ship's height.

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Worth a look:

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This is worth a look

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Google's Data Centres:

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This is breathtaking:

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This is beautiful

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I like this gal:

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Without a doubt this is one of the best ever. If you erase it someone else
will send it to you.

An honest woman
This is one "on the street interview" you don't see every day....
The clip is only about 15 seconds long, but, I'll bet you can't watch it
just once.

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TYPICAL COLLINGWOOD SUPPORTERS:

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 Police raid.   Victoria Police HQ has announced the discovery of an arms
cache of 200 semi-automatic rifles with 250,000 rounds of ammunition, 10
anti-tank missiles, 4 grenade launchers, 2 tons of heroin, $25 million in
forged  banknotes and 25 trafficked prostitutes all in a block of flats
behind the Collingwood
Public Library.
Local residents were stunned. A community spokesman said:
"We're shocked. We never even knew we had a library!!"

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The Most Honest Ad of 2012 for Slightly Used Cars:

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BMW Germany's campaign for their factory-approved *"pre-owned"* cars.
Now that's great advertising.

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Obama's New Slogan:

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When They Come For Your Guns, give Them The Ammo First.

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Cartoonist:

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Plumber's bum:

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 After receiving numerous customer complaints, about their employees'
"plumber's bum", a German plumbing firm bought their plumbers a new
t-shirt, designed to make their employees more attractive to the customers.

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I Remember The Cheese Of My Childhood [POEM]:

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I Remember The Cheese Of My Childhood.
and the bread that we cut with a knife,
When the children helped with the housework,
and the men went to work, not the wife.

The cheese never needed an ice chest,
and the bread was so crusty and hot,
The children were seldom unhappy and the wife was content with her lot.

I remember the milk from the billy,
with the yummy cream on the top,
Our dinner came hot from the oven,
and not from the fridge in the shop.

The kids were a lot more contented,
they didn't need money for kicks,
Just a game with our mates in the paddock,
and sometimes the Sat*rday flicks.

 I remember the shop on the corner,
 where a pen'orth of lollies was sold  Do you think I'm a bit too
nostalgic,
 or is it....I'm just getting old?

 I remember when the loo was the dunny,
 and the dunny-man came in the night,
 It wasn't the least bit funny  going out the back with no light.

                          The interesting items we perused,
                          from the newspapers cut into squares,
                          And hung on a peg in the outhouse,
                          it took little to keep us amused.

                          The clothes were boiled in the copper,
                          with plenty of rich foamy suds
                          But the ironing seemed never ending
                          as Mum pressed everyone's duds

                          I remember the slap on my backside,
                          and the taste of soap if I swore
                          Anorexia and diets weren't heard of
                          and we hadn't much choice what we wore.

                          Do you think that bruised our ego?
                          or our initiative was destroyed
                          We ate what was put on the table
                          and I think life was better enjoyed.

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Sunscreen warning:  XXXX

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 If you're at the pool and a beautiful stranger asks if you'll put some sun
block on them, remember one very important rule....

                             *NEVER!*
                              *NEVER!*
                              *NEVER!*
                              *NEVER!*
                              *NEVER!*
                              *NEVER!*

                              *E V E R !*
                              *E V E R !*
                              *E V E R !*
                                Start with the back!!

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Woops:

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TIM's WORST NIGHTMARE:

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Found some photos from your childhood...:

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Some Snow:

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Abe Lincoln's Son:

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    What an interesting piece of history.
    If you just saw the movie " Lincoln " this is a nice follow-up.
    WHO WAS ROBERT TODD LINCOLN?

    He was the only child of Abe and Mary Lincoln to survive into adulthood
- with his three brothers having died from illness at young ages. Believe
it or not, Robert lived until 1926, dying at age 83. But along the way, he
sure lived a remarkable life.
    For starters, he begged his father for a commission to serve in the
Civil War, with President Lincoln refusing, saying the loss of two sons (to
that point) made risking the loss of a third out of the question.
    But Robert insisted, saying that if his father didn't help him, he
would join on his own and fight with the front line troops; a threat that
drove Abe to give in.
    But you know how clever Abe was. He gave Robert what he wanted, but
wired General Grant to assign
"Captain Lincoln" to his staff, and to keep him well away from danger.
    The assignment did, however, result in Robert's being present at
Appomattox Court House, during the historic moment of Lee's surrender.
    Then - the following week, while Robert was at the White House, he was
awakened at midnight to be told of his father's shooting, and was present
at The Peterson House when his father died.
    Below are Robert's three brothers; Eddie, Willie, and Tad.
    Little Eddie died at age 4 in 1850 - probably from thyroid cancer.
Willie (in the middle picture) was the most beloved of all the boys. He
died in the White House at age 11 in 1862, from what was most likely
Typhoid Fever.
    Abe grieved the hardest over Willie's death. It took him four days to
pull himself together enough to function as President again. Lincoln had a
temporary tomb built for Willie, until they could return home with his body
to Springfield , and he often spent long periods of time at the tomb.
    I guess Tad was a real hellion. None of his tutors could control him,
which is why he grew up unable to competently read or write. He was a
momma's boy, he had a lisp and was probably mildly retarded.
    He died at age 18 in 1871, most likely from the same thyroid cancer
Eddie had died from, suggesting a genetic flaw.
    But - back to Robert, shown at age 22 at left, following his father's
assassination, he moved to Chicago with his insane mother, and brother Tad,
who was 12 at the time. Robert finished law school and practiced the craft
for a time, while constantly struggling to keep crazy Mary in check.
    As she had done as First Lady, Mary went on shopping binges that far
exceeded common sense, driving what was left of the family fortune into
bankruptcy, and leading to violent disputes between Robert and she.
    Robert also had torrid battles with Mary to keep her from destroying
Lincoln's private papers, not just for their financial worth, but for their
historic value also, with Mary forever trying to tear them apart and burn
them in fireplaces.

    In fact, her irrational behavior (she was probably schizophrenic) grew
so destructive that Robert had to have her put away, with his signature
signing her into a psychiatric hospital, where she stayed locked up for
three months. Mary never forgave him for it - and they remained estranged
from then on - until Mary died at age 63 in 1882.

    Worth noting, as a deceased President's wife, Mary had petitioned
Congress for a pension, and by God,
she got one! She received $3,000 a year, a sizable sum back then.

    Of profound interest, as an adult Robert wrote there was a lot of
distance between his father and he -
caused mainly by Abe's being absent so much of the time during Robert's
formative years. Abe was forever gone on state wide judicial circuits, or
campaigning for office - or serving in the state legislature.

    Robert writes that his most vivid memories of his father were seeing
him pack his saddle bags to be off again. Nonetheless, Robert respected his
father - and he wept obsessively the night he was killed.

    In 1868, Robert married a senator's daughter and they had three kids -
two girls and a boy, Abraham
Lincoln's only grandchildren. Their son, whom they named Abraham Lincoln II
(but whom they called
"Jack") would die in 1890 from an infection arising from having a boil
pierced under his arm. He was 15 at the time, and at left is a blurry, but
still remarkable photo of his lying in bed, shortly before he died.

    The two daughters, however, lived fairly long lives, one living until
1938 to die at age 69, and the other until 1948, dying at age 72.

    The last direct descendent of Abraham Lincoln would be the child of one
of Robert's daughters - Abe
Lincoln's great grandson - a guy named Bud Beckwith, who died married but
childless, in 1985.

    At left is a pic of Robert's children, taken before the boy in the
picture, Jack, died.

    In his own right, Robert made quite a life for himself. He got into
politics and was highly regarded in those circles. In fact - he served as
Secretary of War under President Garfield - and, incredibly, was with him
when Garfield was shot at the Washington train station!
    And then - some years later, Robert would also be present when
President McKinley was gunned down in Buffalo ! I'm telling you, if I were
President, I'd be leery about having him around me - wouldn't you?

    In later years, Robert would grow a beard, as shown at left. He would
serve in other political appointments and ambassadorships, and later became
president of the Pullman train car company, a booming enterprise back then,
and a position he would hold for the rest of his life.

    Worth noting, Robert was an avid amateur astronomer, and even had an
observatory built into his
Vermont home, which is better described as a mansion, really; but anyhow -
the telescope was so well built and powerful that's it's still used today
by a local astronomy club!

    In the photo at left is Robert (far right) appearing in his late 70's
at the dedication of the Lincoln
Memorial in 1922.

    And below - is his house. Some joint, huh?
    A footnote. Abe Lincoln once said he doubted Robert would do as well in
life as he had done. You sure wouldn't know it from the pad Robert lived
in, huh? Beyond that, Robert was several times offered the chance to run as
President or Vice-President, with his every time refusing the offer, so -
Old Abe's assessment of his son was way off the mark, wasn't it? Of course,
who knows how much 'being Abe's son' influenced Robert's success in life?

    But anyhow - now for the most incredible thing there is to know about
Robert Lincoln.

    In his 20's, Robert was standing on a train platform in Jersey City -
buried among a crowd of passengers attempting to buy sleeping births from a
haggard conductor - when the train moved. Robert was standing so close to
the train that it spun him around and sent him dropping into the space
between the train and the platform - a perilously tight place to be -
against a moving train threatening to crush him!

    Suddenly - a hand grabbed Robert by the neck of his coat and pulled him
up onto the platform, a quick action by a solidly strong man that may well
have saved Robert's life.

    And you know who that man was? It was Edwin Booth - the brother of John
Wilkes Booth … who had murdered Robert's father.

    Below is Robert's sarcophagus at Arlington National Cemetery , where
he's buried with his wife and son
Jack.
    And - that's all.
    IN GOD WE TRUST

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CATCH AND RELEASE?: xxx

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              As you all know, I rarely take up a "cause" that motivates me
to contact friends and ask for help. However, I'm an avid outdoors man and
fisherman, and that's why I'm seeking your help now . We
MUST be extremely careful not to over fish certain areas. It's our duty to
keep only what we plan to use and pledge to CATCH and RELEASE what we know
we cannot reasonably consume . It is always common courtesy and helps make
friends to leave some specimens for others . As you can see from the
regrettable instances shown below, indiscriminate net fishing is a serious
problem. Its simply too easy to over-fish while netting. I'm sure you too
will agree with me that this bill must be passed . If not, this is what can
happen:

Anything you can do would be appreciated......

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It had to happen:

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Extraordinary Photos From LAURENT SCHWEBEL.:

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      Sad loss of this extremely special photographer.  French photographer
Laurent Schwebel,
      52 years old, was stabbed and killed, and his camera robbed while he
was taking pictures
      in Buenos Aires .

     A naturalist photographer, he was born in 1959 and in the Alsace
region of eastern France
     and killed on February 8, 2012, in Plaza San Martin, Retiro, Buenos
Aires .  He worked as
     a geologist, naturalist and photographer guidance of a French travel
agency specializing in
     travel naturalists.

     Attached are some very interesting photos of his.

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Why Quarterbacks Should Have Short Last Names:

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Auto Museum:

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Restroom signs:

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Restroom signs from around the world.

              People of earth are creative with their bathrooms
              I'M STILL NOT SURE WHICH ONE??? THEY BOTH HAVE SKIRTS
              Awesome Toilet
              THE LADY IS GETTING READY TO ENTER.
              This is a picture of a public toilet in Houston
              Now that you've seen the outside  view,
              take a look at the inside view.

              It's made entirely of one-way glass!

              No one can see you from the outside,
              but when you are inside it's like sitting in a clear glass
box!

              Now would you?.. COULDYOU?

              BATHROOM
              PAINTED FLOOR!

              IMAGINE YOU ARE AT A PARTY .

              Tenth floor of a hi-rise building.....

              AND THEN YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE BATHROOM.

              You open the door.
              NOW, REMEMBER THE FLOOR IS JUST A PAINTED FLOOR !

              KINDA TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY,
              DOESN'T IT?

              Would this mess up your mind? Would you  be able to walk into
this bathroom?
              THIS IS A CEILING MURAL IN A SMOKER'S LOUNGE.

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US Navy:

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Problem/ solution:

 "G'Day mate, Fosters Help Line here. What's the problem dude?".
"I'm in Australia with the girlfriend and she's been stung on the vagina by
a hornet wasp and now her minge has  completely closed up"

"Bummer dude"

"Thanks for the advice mate, bye"

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Gin Gin:

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Indian Rural Olympics:

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The "Indian Rural Olympics" is a three-day competition held every winter in
the Indian state of Punjab. It's meant to represent a celebration of, well,
rural Indian culture. This year was the 77th running of the games, and some
of the events are simply astounding.

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Your Side of the Family:

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Interesting Photos:

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Interesting Photos by Patrick Notley

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Clean-Up Australia Day:

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Oops:

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Birds:

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Japan Airlines Battery Fire:

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Japan Airlines Battery Fire - 7th January 2013

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Deer Hunting:

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Drink Milk:

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Classical Music Comedy:

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Police radio appeal:

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      As overheard on police radio….
      'Use the tazer, Mick!
      For CHRIST'S SAKE use the bloody tazer!

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Chinese Railroads:

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  A peek at China...in case you never get there! Do we still doubt that
China is heading towards becoming a Mega super power in a  decade or two?
  Regarding railroads--the USA is living in the dark ages.
  Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail. Beijing departure station
  The train speed is 350 km/hr. (218.75 mph)
  The crew to board the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train.
  The crew staff are preparing food.
  The trains have 1st class, business and VIP cars, as well as economy
class of
  course. There are also dedicated disabled areas, wheelchair accessible
  bathrooms and corridors.

  HOW DID THEY DO THIS? THEY COPIED THE US IDEAS OF THE 40 & 50'S AND
  COMBINED THEM WITH TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY.

  And then there is very fast AMTRAK running on old wooden railroad ties:

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Mining Memes:

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