Love Is In The Air!


FYI, my husband’s name is Paul so I had to use this picture!

Just in time for Valentines Day!

  • Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. Albert Einstein
  • Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times. Rita Rudner
  • True love stories never have endings. Richard Bach
  • The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo

Love is the greatest refreshment in life. Pablo Picasso
  • Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species. W. Somerset Maugham
  • Love is a game that two can play and both win. Eva Gabor

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Valentines’ Day Puns: Corny and Cute

  • comic book romanceWhat did the physicist say to her husband? Your quarks are so charming!
  • What did the philosopher say to her lover? I Kant imagine life without you!
  • What did the tarantula say about his date? We met on the web.
  • What did the writer say to her love? You are just my type!
  • What did the baker say to his wife? All we knead is loaf!
  • What did the sailor say to his girlfriend? I warship you!
  • What did the whiskey maker say about her errant husband? I love him still!
  • And did you her about the woman who lost her watch and became a timeless beauty?
  • What did the carpenter say to his true love? I want to nail you (So tender. Not!)
  • Love can be such a touchy subject.

Do feel free to send us some more groaners and knee-slappers!

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Oy! Quotes About Politics

Politics and the weather! Seems that all anyone is talking about!

  • I rarely meet a politician that I don’t like personally. They are generally well endowed with charm. Therein lies the danger. P J O’ Rourke
  • A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen bush sr, obama, bush jr, clinton, cartertomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen. Winston Churchill
  • Politics, it seems to me, for all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. Richard Armour
  • Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton
  • A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected. Carl Sandburg
  • If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner. H L Mencken
  • In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem. George Carlin

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If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner. H L Mencken

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More Snowman Jokes!

  • What do you get if cross a snowman and a shark? Frostbite!
  • What do you get when you cross a snowman with a baker? Frosty the snowman and snow dogDough-man!
  • What do you say to a stressed snowman? Chill out!
  • Why did Frosty the snowman want a divorce? Because he thought his wife was a flake!
  • What do snowmen like to eat for lunch? Icebergers!
  • What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
Frosted Flakes.
  • How do you scare a snowman?
You get a hairdryer!
  • What does a snowman’s wife put on her face at night? Cold cream!
  • What is a Snowman’s favorite drink? Ice Tea!
  • What kind of cakes do snowmen like? The kind with lots of frosting!
  • What’s a snowman’s favourite Mexican food? Brrrrrr-itos!
  • Where do snowmen keep their money? In a  snow bank!

Please do send us your snowman photos!

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Black Clothes: My Go To Get Ups! Quotes From Designers

Not much diversity in my closet!

  • Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony. Coco Chanel
  • I think in black. Gareth Pugh
  • Scheherezade is easy; a little black dress is difficult. Coco Chanel
  • One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress. Karl Lagerfeld
  • black clothesI impose black; it is still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around it. Coco Chanel
  • There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company. (But) I always remember that it’s the fantasy, the artistic side, that makes customers want to buy the straightforward black pants.  Alexander McQueen
  • Women who wear black lead colorful lives. Neiman Marcus
  • I love a black wedding dress. Vera Wang
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Ehhhh. I wear lots of black. Mostly worn out worn spandex as seen on the clothes line to the left.

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A Polar Bear’s 10 Favorite Jokes

On my last trip to the North Pole, I asked a friendly polar bear to give me a few of his polar bear yawningfavorite jokes. Here they are:

  1. Where do seals go to see movies? The dive-in theater!
  2. What noise wakes you up at the north pole in Mid March? The crack of dawn!
  3. What was the first thing the polar bear ate after his tooth was fixed? The dentist!
  4. What did the polar bear cub say to his mother at dinnertime? Bleh! Not seals again!
  5. What do you call a polar bear sitting on thin ice? An icebreaker!
  6. What do polar bears get from sitting on the ice too long? Polaroids!
  7. Why do polar bears like igloos? Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside!
  8. What did one arctic tern say to the other after they arrived in Antartica? We flew 2000 miles for this?
  9. How do you know if you spent the night with a snowman? You wake up wet!
  10. What did the polar bear detective say to the murder suspect? Where were you on the night of September through March?

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Read These Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Quotes

Several years ago during a trip to San Francisco, I visited the Dr. Martin Luther MLK memorial San franciscoKing, Jr. Memorial,Revelations, in the Yerba Buena Gardens. Housed behind a 20 foot high and fifty foot wide waterfall, visitors are drawn through glass panels that feature MLK’s inspirational quotes-in 13 different languages! It was a moving way to spend a peaceful hour in the middle of a bustling city. Please seek it out next time you’re in San Francisco. Details here:

In honor of one of America’s greatest, here are a few of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s quotes:

  • If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that MLK and LBJcourage to be, that quality that helps you to go on in spite of all.  And so today I still have a dream.
  • I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and is willing to accept the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
  • And so we shall have to do more than register and more than vote; we shall have to create leaders who embody virtues we can respect, who have moral and ethical principles we can applaud with enthusiasm.
  • We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
  • It must be emphasized that nonviolent resistance is not a method for cowards; it does resist.  If one uses this method because he is afraid or merely because he lacks the instruments of violence, he is not truly nonviolent.  This is why Gandhi often said that MLKif cowardice is the only alternative to violence, it is better to fight.  .
  • The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:  “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”  But… the good Samaritan reversed the question:  “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
  • The poor in our countries have been shut out of our minds and driven from the mainstream of our societies, because we have allowed them to become invisible.
  • The conservatives who say, “Let us not move so fast,” and the extremists who say, “Let us go out and whip the world,” would tell you that they are as far apart as the poles.  But there is a striking parallel:  They accomplish nothing; for they do not reach the people who have a crying need to be free.
  • Everybody can be great.  Because anybody can serve.  You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.  You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love.
  • The time is always right to do what is right.

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Alexander The Great Struggles With The Gordian Knot

Think you’ve got problems? Remember this tale from Classics 101? Check out this post from Alex Berg (c. 2006):Alexander_cuts_the_Gordian_Knot

C’mon, Alexander… You’ve done tougher stuff than this. Remember when dad died, and all those city-states rebelled? You settled that matter, and, once again, Greece is unified. That was great. You are great. You’ve got a reputation now… Don’t let this stupid knot make you look like a horse’s ass in front of all these Gordians. If somebody was able to tie it, then you’ve got to be able to untie it. Don’t panic.

Gordian KnotYou studied under Aristotle! Aristotle, who studied under Plato! Your mind has had the benifit of having been meticulously groomed by one of the greatest minds that the world has ever known, and yet here you are, standing in front of an ox-cart in Phrygia, jaw agape with beads of sweat pouring from your brow because of a piece of knotted rope. You will crack this nut, Alexander. Greatness is in your future, and this knot is not going to keep you from it.

Seriously, though, who the heck tied this knot anyhow? Isn’t one of the criteria of a good greek stateknot being able to untie it when you want to? Whoever tied this knot must not have been a sailor. You would never tie this knot on a ship. You would tie a bowline, or maybe a half-hitch, but never this. If you had to put out to sea on short notice, say to defend Crete from an Egyptian naval invasion, you’d be sunk! Galleon upon galleon of soldiers would calmly dock at your pier, and while you sat there, calmly undoing each of the MMLXXXVII loops in your stupid, over-engineered knot, they would walk up behind you and cudgel you to death.

Sweet crap, this knot is impossible! At what point does a knot this complex become necessary, especially for an ox-cart? What sort of society are these people living in where an ox-cart is so prized a posession that some bozo had to create this monstrosity to keep it secure? If this is the sort of oxcrap I’m going to have to put up with for the rest of this military campaign, then I’m done. Back to Macedon I go, with my head hung low and my tail between my legs. I already have Greece, what do I want the rest of the known world for? The rest of the known world is overrated, if you ask me, especially if it’s full of these stupid knots.

Eh… No. No, no, no… I can’t go home empty-handed… The Spartans will never let me live it down… They’ll rile up Thebes and Corinth against me, and then I’ll have real trouble on my hands. I’ve got to do this. But- URGH!!! This is so frustrating!!! Screw you, Persia! Screw you and your stupid knots! You hear me, knot? Screw you, you jerk! You think you’re so great, don’t you, sitting there all high and mighty on your stupid ox-cart? “Nobody can untie me, I’m so special.” Yeah, well, you know what this is? This guy right here- you recogonize him? Oh yeah, that’s right- It’s a sword, goat-breath. I don’t care what sort of knot you think you are, but this sword doesn’t care how fancy or intricate you are, ’cause it’s gonna cut you just the same. You hear, that, knot? CUT! Take THAT, you stupid jerk!!! Take THAT!!!

Whoa… I really lost my cool for a second there… This is no way for a conqueror to act… I’ve got to remember to breathe deep and count to X next time. What’s that noise? It sounds like… Oh, hey! These people are… applauding me! They hated that knot as much as I did! How funny is that? Phew- it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel soooooo much better now- especially about this military campaign. If that knot couldn’t stop me, what could? Nothing, that’s what. I’ll march to the ends of the earth and back unopposed! This is great! I’ve got to go tell the generals to rally the troops! It’s conquering time!r crumb poster

Written by Alex Berg, aka Alexander Paul Berg.

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Snowmen Jokes!

  • How do snowmen greet each other? Ice to meet you!snowman and snow dog
  • What do snow kids have for breakfast? Ice Krispies!
  • What do snowmen have for breakfast? Snowflakes!
  • What do snowmen like on their burgers? Chilly sauce!
  • What does a snowman take when he gets sick? A chill pill!
  • What do you call a snowman in the summer? A puddle!
  • What do you call a snowman in the Tropics? Lost!
  • What happened when the snowgirl got mad at the snowboy? She gave him the cold shoulder!
  • What do snowmen wear on their heads? Ice caps!
  • Where do snowmen go to dance? Snowballs!

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Perfection is Over Rated: Quotes

Marilyn Monroe QuoteFeeling overwhelmed? Check out these quotes:

  • You can get all A’s and still flunk life.  Walker Percy
  • Have no fear of perfection-you’ll never reach it. Salvador Dali
  • The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. Eugene Delacroix
  • Life is about using a whole box of crayons. RuPaul
  • I think I fail a bit less than everyone else. Jack Nicklaus
  • Of all the hazards, fear is the worst. Sam Snead
  • Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. Goethe
  • Better a flawed diamond than a perfect pebble. Confucius

Now back to work!

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