Friday, April 28, 2017

The oldest profession

I am not sure how I got some of the things I have on my computer. I have a daily Trivia question, a daily Bible verse, a quote of the day and a joke of the day. As far as I remember I have only opted for the Trivia.  Sometimes I read the jokes. Most are corny.  But even corny cones can bring out a TRUTH. Take today’s ‘Joke of the Day’:

A doctor, Physician, an engineer, and a politician were discussing who among them belonged to the oldest of the three professions. Each one of them thought they had this in the bag. 

The physician said, "Remember, on the sixth day God took a rib from Adam and fashioned Eve,  making him the first surgeon. Therefore, medicine is the oldest profession." 

The engineer replied, "But, before that, God created the heavens and earth from chaos and confusion, and thus he was the first engineer. Therefore, engineering is an older profession than medicine." 

Then, the politician spoke up. "Yes yes, this is all well and true," he said, "but who do you think created all of the chaos and confusion?" An engineer?
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If you do not see the truth in that joke, you are not a citizen of the USA and live elsewhere, because OUR politicians are the BEST at creating chaos and confusion!

Of course of late (the last 40 years) The Media has topped politicians.  They have reached a pinnacle in the last year or so.  

I can remember thinking for years, “We are graduating too many attorneys, it seems if they can find a job in legal work in this world, they have leaned to TORT. Trivial and not so trivial lawsuits of multi-millions. Actually my state of Florida probably is the top of the list.
                  1917-2009  Walter Cronkite, Jr.

BUT now, NOW Imma thinking we produce too many reporters and wanna be reporters.  In my life time we have had true ICONS behind the microphone. Ones that you could believe and as time moved on they were proven correct. Walter Winchell, Walter Cronkite, Lowell Thomas, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley.  I could be wrong about them, but I seemed to trust them.

I get the idea today that reporters make the news rather than report it.  Anyway, that is my mish-mash of  thoughts of the day.

Nite Shipslog
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 And the beautiful 1956 Ford

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Recycling words

It is hard for me to throw anything away that I MIGHT use. The same with paragraphs and sentences.  Tonite's entry is the sentences and paragraphs I have culled from my last few entries because the entry was too long. So, yep, I saved them. Here goes:

I think one reason, my brain says daylight is for work and evenings or nights for hobbies is that Sherry and I both learned to bowl while at GITMO. We loved it. But the sport was an evening thing. Once on a non-competition night I bowled a 295, the perfect game is 300!  WOW I was fired up when league night came. Ouch, then reality set in, I was back to my 150 average.  The guys/gals who are REALLY good are consistent.

Just today I was trying to figure what to do with 6 bowling balls we still have. Would they make good yard decorations? (ideas?) I wonder if the bowling alley will take them.

Real talent shines. Ever shoot pool, play golf or bowl? Ever have a lucky game and think, 'hey that was pretty good.' I remember a couple shots I made on the pool table that were VERY GOOD…… THEN after a while you realize two good shots are not good enough on the pool table, and you realize you really aren’t that good.

 Friend Jimmy ( ) down in the Miami area says Johnny W will make you think you can dance, sing or shoot pool. ;-)  I do faintly remember that in some ports.

I am fortunate to know two good ball players, professionals. Both realized Baseball took more of their time than they were willing to sacrifice. (Have you ever thought of all the road games a player has?) They realized it was not a life for a real family, and quit. Sometimes Life is more important.

I mentioned ‘getting caught’ doing my favorite coin trick with kids. I will display my fading talent of ‘storytelling in chalk’ for a seniors group soon.  Send some prayers and positive thoughts my way, Imma need it. ;-O

Nite Shipslog

 Remember Johnny CAsh's car, 'One piece at at Time'