Friday, September 16, 2011

No. 67


"A house without books is like a room without windows."
HORACE MANN


1. A good man is hard to find...
the bad ones find you.
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2. All affairs begin in vanity...
and end in court.

3. Whatever the future brings...
it will be downsized, outsourced,
and overpriced.
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4. I never had room enough in my 
mind...for the big picture.
5. Why live your life like... you're
expecting a robo-call from Hell.
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6. The years may teach more but...
the days are more fun.
7. Innocuous insouciance is... more highly esteemed than irrational exuberance.
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8. Distorted exaggerations are...
a politician's best friend.

9. Is the best of the worst...equal to
the worst of the best?
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10. Life is an equal opportunity
employer.
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Question of the week: Which ear of his did Van Gogh cut off?
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Question of the day: Who invented the Manhattan Cocktail in 1874?
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Question of the hour: What was the Roman Coliseum called originally?
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Answer all three correctly and you receive the Count Sneaky Bronze Award For Whatever to proudly display on your blog or in the privacy of your closet.
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GARTER SNAPPERS...
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"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."
G.K. CHESTERTON
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"Marriage: our last, best hope to grow up."
JOSEPH BARTH
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"Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon
or not at all."
HARRIET VAN HORNE
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"Great is the man who does not lose his child mind."
MENG TSE 
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"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make  friends of them."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
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"Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg
cackles as if she laid an asteroid."
MARK TWAIN


"Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy."
FRANCOIS DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
"If this be war, make the most of it...kiss me, you fool!"



  
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The award above was awarded to me for being me.
It is my very own award, soon to be coveted; or ignored; or despised. It will be awarded(?) from time to time to anyone I deem worthy  for reasons of my own. There are no requirements whatsoever.
CopyrightHTStone2011

NOTE: You are not allowed to leave this blog without a smile, a laugh or feeling better about your life.



7 comments:

nothingprofound said...

Count, you can pack more wit, humor and intelligence into a single page than Heinz can stuff beans into a can. I think I would place #6 under the heading: Wisdom That Comes With Age. Hope you and your wife are doing well.

Thought Bubble Ten said...

I have always loved the internet, right from when it was first new, clunky and not so user-friendly. It was as if I knew instinctively that there were no longer any boundaries between people and minds (there never has been except for the ones we self-impose).

Visiting your blog makes me feel that zest and appreciation for what we have - this endless flea market of blog stalls of every possible description, where you can stay for as long as you wish, read or view as much or as little as you wish, leave a comment if you wish or simply have an experience before you move on...

Count Sneaky, there are soooo many gems in your latest spread. I really rather not pick one to comment on but if I absolutely had to, I must say that today, right now, this has to be my favorite: Life is an equal opportunity employer.

Count Sneaky said...

THOUGHT BUBBLE: Thank you for your kind words. The maxim you cite, "Life is an equal opportunity employer" occurred to me after seeing so many little EOE seals on ads. Why should employers have to proclaim this Constitutional right which is supposedly honored by everyone? So who is REALLY an EOEmployer? Then the answer became obvious to me. I have always been fascinated by computers. My first one was a Mac with (gasp) 1 megabyte of memory. Here is the medium that will bind us together and enable us to appreciate and each other as no other medium ever has. This is really the free expression we were promised. Blogs are little stalls, as you say, in the market of ideas as well as places to find comfort and advice and occasionally, they are just for the hell of it (like mine.) My philosophy, my belief, my religion, is this: "Random acts of beauty. Senseless acts of kindness." Of course, this works just as well backwards. My best.

Count Sneaky said...

NOTHING PROFOUND: Ah Marty, you make my head spin with comments like this. There are days when I feel like I have been stuffed into a can of Heinz beans, My wife and I are taking pool therapy now and it is helping us both with our aches and pains. I think the real wisdom that comes with age is: "Keep On Trucking!" or, perhaps, "Keep On Blogging!" My best.

Misha said...

I'm guessing that google would be cheating? ;-)

I think 1) is the left, have no idea about 2) 3) is the Great Flavian Ampitheatre.

Count Sneaky said...

MISHA: You have two out of three right. That's close enogh for me. I take pleasure in awarding you the coveted(?) Bronze Award For Whatever for knowing that Vincent hacked off his left ear and the Coliseum was originally named for Flavian. Congratulations! My best.

Thought Bubble Ten said...

Well, your insight reflects such an important truth.

"Random acts of beauty. Senseless acts of kindness." - intoxicating :)

Keep on keeping on... :)