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Time to change over to a funny item, from Hilton Head, South Carolina. The other day an Alligator disrupted a Golf tournament and the caddie decided to try to " shoo " him ( or her ? ) away. Fortunately the Gator was not all that hungry and wandered off, to the good luck of the caddie. New Rule for Golf: Alligators will at All Times have the right of way ( No Exceptions ! ) and if the critter wants to eat a few Golf balls --- don't argue ! lol.
wow. you wouldn't find me approaching one of those beasts. or playing golf, for that matter, but that's a whole 'nother oprah. :D
By accident I ended up watching the One Step Beyond about the Titanic on the night of the 14th. Going by the title I always thought it was gonna be about the assassination of Abe...
Thanks for the recent posts. Skwerly, Golf is not for everyone lol. I would end up somewhat like " Happy Gilmore " as he was losing it in that funny film. I gather that throwing all of my clubs as well as the bag into the nearest water hazard and then screaming as loud as I can would be frowned on. AndyClifton I haven't seen that film yet but recently I got a new DVD on the Titanic entitled " Built In Belfast ".
Sometimes items come up in the news that must be commented on. At this point I must ask: does everyone now know why they call it the " Secret Service ? lol.
Under the heading that some people have more money than Brains: someone just paid $1.2 million for a 1909 Honus Wagner Baseball card. Certainly it is an investment, however that is a lot of money for that item.
I know, it's just a picture on a piece of paper after all. I'd never give up a Wagner card for that.
Collecting baseball cards is a hobby best left to childern.
Thanks for the recent posts. Good point Ivandh, which has the real value, the paper with Wagner on it or the stuff that they try to pass off of money these days ?
In the realm of funny news I recently heard about this 76 year old fellow in Japan that has retired to his own small island. The odd part is that he insists of running around without any clothes on. A question that I have at this point is does this chap by any chance have a fondness for Rice wine ?
I read about a guy who would work on telegraph/telephone lines in a very remote part of Australia. He actually had to swim to get to them. As a consequence, he elected not to wear anything besides the necessary safety equipment (which at the time consisted of a pair of boots).
Thanks for the post Ivandh. Well I'm at a loss for words lol. I have never understood the need that some people have to run around in the nude. The whole Nudist colony thing confused me. Mind if I looked like Mr.Universe I guess I wouldn't mind showing off for the girls but I look a lot like Santa Claus ( my beard is shorter tho ).
Uh-oh, I think Paddestoel's new avatar is giving me flashbacks...
Oh funny you should say that AndyClifton --- as I do have a thread on the go about " Interesting " avatars and the need for people to keep on changing them. Hmmm, where is Phil Donahue when you need him ?
My avatar has never changed, it is many things.
My avatar has never changed...
See, that's what I was afraid of.
Thanks for the post Paddestoel. I like to tease people about all the fun that they have with their avatars which is why I started a thread on the subject, lol. But of course people are free to use any avatar that Chess.com will allow.
On this day in 1985 – The Coca-Cola Company introduced "New Coke" to replace its flagship soft drink Coca-Cola, which generated so much negative response that the company put the previous formula back on the market less than three months later.
This reminds me of an interesting fact I learned about Guinness. They somehow dissolve nitrogen into the beer, which is very hard to do in the first place, but because it is so hard to do this the nitrogen does not leak through bubbles like CO2 does. That is why Guinness has such a stable head.
it really is an alcoholic roast beef sandwich.......a friend of mine used to say this about guinness. whenever I drink, guinness is always it.
On April 12th, 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to enter outer space!
"Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!"
30 somewhat years later, british rock artist P.J. Harvey dedicates a song to him entitled "Yuri G"
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