2021-11-06

Smart Carts

Back in the 60s-90s when I actuallly got paid for working, my jobs had me flying across the US and overseas. One of the first things I noticed at airport arrivals were machines that dispensed luggage carts. Drop in a couple quarters, and you could gather up your bags and cart them away.
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2018-09-10

Missionary Interrupts Sunday Football

Always keep a big quiet man as one of your friends I remember ages ago
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2017-03-30

A Violinist’s Nightmare

Seems there was an orchestra, with a master Violinist in first chair. In the midst of final rehearsal for a grand exposition of powerful music, a bizarre dissonance was heard. The conductor stopped the piece as he nearly fell off his podium. The concertmaster was heard to say softly, “Apologies, Maestro – there are flies here. One landed on my score and I played +*0+*
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2017-03-28

Jeanne’s Tree Nightmare

"Dear Jeanne: While walking my dog (strange things always seem to happen when I'm walking my dog), I came upon a black van parked near my neighbor Jeanne's house. There were a couple of goons wearing wraparound shades studying your sick maple tree."
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2017-03-16

Two Stories on the Death of Camping

LATE FOR THE TRAIN: This guy usually drives up the road around midnight in a car whose muffler has seen better days, with high beams on looking for an empty site. Drives around two or three times, finally settles on site across the road. Proceeds to fire up at least two Coleman kerosene lanterns, creating daylight conditions for 30 yards in each direction.
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2017-01-04

Armadillos (comments in a news thread)

One of my favs..."Why did the chicken cross the road? To show armadillos it can be done".:)
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2016-12-29

Fathers’ Frolics

Back in the 50s when I was in Jr. High in Los Altos, the town had a Dad’s Club for men. Their main purpose was to put on a charitable musical revue each year called the Fathers’ Frolics. The cast was liberally filled with well-known local businessmen, teachers, doctors and regular dads. I really enjoyed going to these and watching these normally-staid and serious men display their musical and comedic
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2016-08-08

“Delicately Seasoned”

I want to know exactly what "delicately seasoned" means.
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