I wrote a couple of checks today but never noticed the 11-12-13 in "Nov 12, 2013". I thought about this date coming up a month or two ago, but until mentioned on KELO-TV this afternoon that children born today would have easy birthdays to remember, I had completely forgotten the coincidence.
Anyway, I don't have any real news. Now and then NPR needs to spell out some terms and names. What they sound like over the air and how they are spelled can be wildly different.I did finally figure out what the actual link for the "Ozzy Blog " mentioned on NPR was. Check out Ozymandias or ZY--Signup necessary.
I will add a photo here for the fall time of year tomorrow. Forgot the flash drive with the photo on it tonight. OK, today is Thursday, November 14, 2013, and I have the photo ready. I scrounge and scavenge around stores looking for junk gems and out-of-season discounts. My wife enjoys exploiting my bad taste to generate something with a little more class. Below is what she did with Shopko decorations and a decorative bowl I found at local "junk store" THE STORE.
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Oh, and an old joke..you can tell by the characters involved. It seems that an airline foulup caused a student, a preacher, and Henry Kissinger to be in a small plane together when there was serious trouble. The pilot and co-pilot jumped out with parachutes and told the three to get their own parachutes. They dug around, but found only two parachutes. The preacher thought his good works earned him one of the parachutes. Kissinger thought that he might be the smartest man in the world and he would be too great a loss to humanity, Neither seemed to give a damn about the student. Kissinger demanded the student put a parachute on him and he bailed out. The preacher then said to the student, " How will we decide who gets the last parachute.
The student said, "Don't worry about it. The smartest man in the world just bailed out wearing my school backpack."
The lesson might be that dumb or very intelligent, before you get on a small plane, make sure everybody has a parachute.
And just a little news about another really smart guy. Former President Bill Clinton has made and is making some unfortunate noise lately. He is giving President Obama public advice on "Obamacare". Seems to me that he might have called up and made the suggestion privately or just plain forgot about it. BUT, Clinton has already cast some doubt on his 100% right reputation. He and President Bush and Warren Buffett are said to all favor the XL Pipeline. I guess that proves one not so smart guy and two pretty smart guys can all be deadly wrong...even if they aren't flying in a small plane or riding in Warren Buffet's private railcar.
*** Stay tuned, it is a good long wait until the next two days similar to 11-12-13---Doug Wiken