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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, November 11, 2011

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends . . . Did you know it is 11-11-11 today?

Happy Veteran Day - 11-11-11 - thank you to all our vets for keeping America free.

Did you hear about the snow storm in Alaska? It was like a hurricane with snow - something that equated to about 23 inches an hour.








Thanks Marydon!




Thanks Marydon.




Thanks Marydon!


You may recall from a Mechanics course that the period of a pendulum is proportional to the square root of the length of the line suspending the weight - i.e., the longer the pendulum, the slower it swings.

Harvard students built a device with a series of 15 pendulums in a row, each one slightly longer than its neighbor, then set them in motion and filmed the result.

The resulting patterns in this short video are quite fascinating to watch.

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Pendulum Waves

Thanks Sharon



If you stare at him long enough he changes positions!! Cool optical illusion! A nice way to start the day.

Thank you Sharon.





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This is the story of the poor blonde flying in a two-seater airplane with just the pilot. He has a heart attack and dies.

She frantically calls a May Day: "May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! My pilot had a heart attack and is dead. And I don't know how to fly. Help me! Please help me!"

All of a sudden she hears a voice over the radio saying: "This is the tower. I have received your message and I will talk you through it. I've had a lot of experience with this kind of problem. Now, just relax. Everything will be fine! Now give me your height and position."

She says, "I'm 5'2" and I'm in the front seat."

"O.K." says the calm voice from the tower. "Repeat after me: Our Father. . . Who art in heaven..."

Thank you Jeannie



Thought for the day:

"We live in deeds, not years;
in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial
We should count time by heartthrobs.
He most lives
Who thinks most -- feels the noblest -- acts the best."
~ P. J. Bailey

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44 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

WHat's so funny about that first cartoon is the scarecrow lying all flat on the floor!

Changes in the wind said...

Love the thought for the day:)

Jill said...

Laughed at all of these today! The pendulums were so interesting!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so proud to be the daughter of a veteran! God Bless them all today! hugs, Linda

Cheri said...

Again you put out some funnies to make us all laugh.

Sandra said...

these are all hilarious, the one that fits me the most is the tomorrow diet. the one i laughed at the most is the Our Father who art in heaven. LOL

Jeanie said...

All very funny today, Sandie. The optical illusion pic is just weird...how does that work?
I love that you help us find some humor about getting older. The humor is what will get us through it.

The Boston Lady said...

I love that optical illusion! It's always so fun to stop by for my Friday smile here. Ann

Karen Lange said...

You always make me smile! Happy weekend! :)

SweetMarie said...

Funny Post Sandie! Love the optical illusion and the blonde joke and the diet tomorrow. I love them all!
Have a fabulous Friday!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Fun stuff!

TexWisGirl said...

that video was really neat. :)

TexWisGirl said...

that video was really neat. :)

blueviolet said...

That optical illusion really works. So weird how that happens. Loved the scarecrow funny too!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Great post. Some are very funny. Take care and have a super day. Sincerely, Susan

Remington said...

Great post! Smiling in MN! Thanks!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

As always, you make me smile. I am very fond of optical illusions and this is a good one. Love the blonde. Isn't she precious...and in here in the south.... that is not a compliment. lol

Wanda's Wings said...

Thanks for the laughs.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

hilarious!
i had the best giggle ever!
loved all of these.

have a great weekend!

Ginny said...

I'm glad you still have your tree header. I love coming here and seeing it! The pendulum ROCKS!!!! It is totally cool!!! It has taken everything else out of my head!

My Journey With Candida said...

I can tell you.... I am happy I don't live in Alaska. I woke up to snow this morning and wasn't really happy about it.

I stared at that guy and sure enough, he moved.

Clint said...

Thanks for the laffs and the terrific video. Really cool.

Thisisme. said...

These are so funny today, Chatty. Loved the one about the woman in the plane, and that would be me then, with the whistling kettle. Hee Hee! They were all very funny today. Thank you for making me smile my friend. Hugs.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute post, Sandie... I always love your Friday posts.. My fav was the one about always starting my diet on the same day: tomorrow!!!! SO True.
Hugs,
Betsy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

F.U.N. post! Love all the jokes and that video was amazing. Also the man who changes position. Have a great weekend.

Shug said...

I had lots of laughter from you today Sandie...so cute..love these kind of post...
Shug

ArtyMarti said...

Thank you for the chuckles. Oh my, what is that I hear, oh its only my tea kettle. Got to make a cuppa.

Rebecca said...

OK...that blonde in the airplane had me on the AIRPLANE FLOOR!

:)

FUNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

xoRebecca

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Amen!

Thanks for the chuckles!!

Eva Ason said...

Great post! Thank you for the Friday funnies.
I like the photo illusion - that was cool!
The cartoon with the scare crow was funny!
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs x

Sweet Tea said...

Love the Friday Giggles, GF.
Have a great weekend!

Belle said...

Loved the jokes, pendulums and the photo of that guy that changes. How cool is that? Have a happy weekend.

That corgi :) said...

That cartoon with the stuffing from the scarecrow was sooo funny, plus the granddaughter wanting to know about old age. Always good to begin the weekend with a laugh! Hope you have a good one Sandie!

betty

Debbie said...

My favorite this week was the instant old age. That was perfect!

Ann said...

That video was just too cool. I think I could sit and watch that all day. The optical illusion with the picture of the guy was pretty cool too

Crystal Mary said...

All so great. I haven't heard a whistling kettle for yours.. Love what the woman told her grandchild about how it feels to be old, especially, smearing the vaseline on your glasses.. xxx

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Sandie, thanks for this great post! My son and daughter are here tonight and I told them the joke, showed them the optical illusion and we watched the video of the pendulum. They enjoyed as much as I did! Thanks for sharing!!
Have a great weekend!
Cheryl

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha! Hilarious!! Especially the blonde joke ...

Have a great weekend!!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Happy Veterans Day to you also. I have sat here the last thirty minutes reading many of your posts. I stopped by from My Journey With Candida Blog. Your writing is unique and inspiring. I am now following with GFC and plan to stop back often. Thank you for sharing.

Buttercup said...

Always happy to stop by for my Friday smiles. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Mizzreviewlady said...

I didnt even realize that was the date today! I wish my late grandfather was alive so I could have shared this day with him. :(

Granny Annie said...

Hey everybody...It is 11-11-2011. Love the blonde moving her head around. What a cool icon.

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, I love all of your wisdom through smiles. Blessings, Catherine xo

Sharon said...

The pendulum thing was awesome!! Though it hypnotized me, it was still pretty cool...

The optical illusion with the guy was weird - I doubted it would work for me, but then it really did when I blinked. Isn't it strange how the mind works (or is it just the way MY strange mind works??)

Blonde jokes - love them - I'm brunette.

xo