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Thanks for the post Motherinlaw. Yes that idea was a disaster in the making. I do remember a place close to where I worked where a lot of older folks were into lawn-bowling ( nearly 40 years ago ).
I found a interesting little item for the golfers out there from Mark Twain: " Golf is a good walk spoiled ."
“Golf,” said Winston Churchill, “is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.”
Good quote, Steve. By the way, Steve Mizerak found a better way to putt, just click here.
Thanks for the new posts. --- Another Golf related item: " If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up. " ( from Tommy Bolt ).
Great commercial, Bob. It would make for a good memory test for us Oldtimers to ID all the "celebs of the day" that were in that ad. Made me think of a recent post from badenwurtca. "First you forget the names, then you forget the faces, then you forget ........."
Thanks for the post PoolPlayerToo.
Found another cute item about Golf, this one is from Gene Perret: " In my retirement I go for a short swim at least once or twice every day. It's either that or buy a new golf ball ."
Yes, it would make a great test of one's memory, Steve. I was surprised how many I remembered from the world of sports and not just entertainment. There are very few good commercials around today except those showcasing animals. All too many seem to put down men. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
Thanks for the post Fightingbob.
Just found another item from George Carlin ( this one is funny and yet rather sad at the same time ): " Just think of how stupid the average person is, and realise that half of them are stupider than that. "
Time for Peter Ustinov to be quoted here: " If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done. "
Thank you for the Peter Ustinov quote, badenwurtca. I always liked Ustinov as an actor and as a narrator/actor of documentaries such as Inside the Vatican. If you've never seen We're No Angels (1955), the offbeat Christmas film and lighthearted satire starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, Leo G. Carroll and the incomparable Adolphe, you should.
Though there was no chess played in the film, here is a publicity photo of Bogart playing Miss Bennett on the set.
Thanks for the post and the photo Fightingbob. I did have the chance to see " We're No Angels " quite some years ago, nice film. Yes Peter Ustinov was a good actor, he had a great part in " Sparticus ", another film that I enjoyed.
Found an interesting item from John Mortimer: " I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. "
Thanks for the post Motherinlaw, glad that you liked that little item.
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