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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, December 18, 2009

Fun Friday


Penguins

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica - where do they go ?
Wonder no more ! ! !
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.

The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.

The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:
"Freeze a jolly good fellow"
"Freeze a jolly good fellow."
"Then they kick him in the ice hole."

(You really didn't believe that I know anything about penguins, did you!)
(Forwarded to me by Monica)

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Here is some Christmas song trivia questions for you to look at and guess the answers to:
http://www.xmasfun.com/ChristmasSongTrivia.aspx

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Let Me Tell You About My Weekend

An older, white-haired man walked into a jewelry store one Friday evening with
a beautiful young gal at his side.

He told the jeweler he was looking for a special ring for his new girlfriend.
The jeweler looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring. The old
man said, 'No, I'd like to see something more special.'

At that statement, the jeweler went to his special stock and brought another
ring over.. 'Here's a stunning ring at only $40,000' the jeweler said.

The young lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement. The
old man seeing this said, 'We'll take it.'

The jeweler asked how payment would be made and the old man stated, 'by check.
I know you need to make sure my check is good, so I'll write it now and you can
call the bank Monday to verify the funds and I'll pick the ring up Monday
afternoon,' he said.

Monday morning, the jeweler phoned the old man. 'There's no money in that
account.'

'I know,' said the old man, 'But let me tell you about my weekend!'

All Seniors Aren't Senile

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These singers are all Anesthesiologists in Minnesota and they can really sing. They are also funny. Here they sing "Waking up is hard to do" .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOrjcLJ2IE0&feature=related

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Ty Cobb - Happy birthday - a Georgia boy - Wikipedia

Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb, nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," was a baseball player and is regarded by some historians and journalists as the best player of the dead-ball era, and is generally seen as one of the greatest players of all time. Ty Cobb was born in Royston, Georgia

On August 8, 1905, Ty's mother fatally shot his father. William Cobb suspected his wife of infidelity, and was sneaking past his own bedroom window to catch her in the act; she saw the silhouette of what she presumed to be an intruder, and, acting in self-defense, shot and killed her husband. Mrs. Cobb was charged with murder and then released on a $7,000 recognizance bond. She was acquitted on March 31, 1906. Cobb later attributed his ferocious play to the death of his father, saying, "I did it for my father. He never got to see me play ... but I knew he was watching me, and I never let him down."

Love,
Chatty

5 comments:

Deb said...

I cracked up reading the senior section! Just too funny...

Gaston Studio said...

Yep, that old man was smart to be sure. Too funny!

Did you see the movie about Ty Cobb starring Tommy Lee Jones? Didn't paint a pretty picture of our boy but he was a fabulous ball player!

Rambling Girl said...

Chuckle from me this morn...we need this on a dreary day in Georgia!

Love the senior one!

That corgi :) said...

that senior joke was sooo funny!!! interesting about Ty Cobb's mom killing his dad; you do come up with some very unusual and interesting trivia

betty

The Bloom Girls said...

Hi!
It was so nice to meet you last week at the blogger party. Karyn and I so enjoyed having everyone over!
Your post today is hilarious. I love the penquin story. I wasn't thinking how I couldn't wait to tell my son about the burial ritual they go through...so glad I didn't!!!!
Have a Merry Christmas!
Nola
The Bloom Girls