Monthly Archives: February 2015


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Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do… write to these men? Why don’t they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen could look for them while they deliver the mail? Or better yet, arrest them while they are taking their pictures!

 

 

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“Thoughts” as related by Grandpa Bob

Betty & Garnet - 1926

Betty & Garnet – 1926

 

Lorinda & David - 2007

Lorinda & David – 2007

 

Lorinda & David B. – February 23 – One score four – XXIV

In a recent conversation with an Indian host about cultural norms and outright laws, I was trying to get a feel for ‘how things are done’ in India. I can’t remember what I asked her about – maybe it was about fashion, or street etiquette, or something to that effect – but I asked if it was illegal. Mostly joking of course, but I’ll never forget her response.

She looked at me with wide eyes and exclaimed, “It’s India! NOTHING is illegal!”

And she seems to be right. In fact, there don’t seem to be any laws about anything really.

Grandpa Z’s side yard


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THINGS THAT YOU WILL NEVER HEAR A SOUTHERN BOY SAY:

Come to think of it, I’ll have a Heineken

 

“Thoughts” as related by Grandpa Bob

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Grandpa Z’s Weekly Puzzle –

Contest period – February 16 through February 20


Level of Difficulty: 1 of 10

Marathon

 You’re running a marathon, and you overtake the person in 39th place.  What position are you in now?

 


 

 

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Answer:

39th place

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The correct answer may be viewed on Saturday & Sunday!

This Week’s Puzzle Results: Attempts: 6; Correct: 6;

Persons with the correct answer for this week’s puzzle

Who got it right??

 

1.)  Dean B. in Sandusky, Ohio

2.)  Paul H. in Louisville, Ohio

3.) Richard H. in Springboro, Ohio

4.) Carl F. in Halsey, Oregon

5.) Alphons O. in Oberöwisheim, Germany

6. Gayle B. in Greenwich, Ohio






The Best Record Ever:

Mind Boggler 2 –

31 on February 9, 2007

The Worst Record: Zero (0)

August 11, 2014 – Triad based on tonic of G Major

 

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Now of Knoxville, Tennessee

Grandpa Z’s Weekly Puzzle –

Contest period – February 9 through February 13


Level of Difficulty: 4.294 of 10

Fours

 Arrange sixteen 4s so that they add up to 1000,

 


 

 

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Answer:

4 +4+4+4+4+4 +44+44 + 444+444=1000

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The correct answer may be viewed on Saturday & Sunday!

This Week’s Puzzle Results: Attempts: 4; Correct: 4;

Persons with the correct answer for this week’s puzzle

Who got it right??

 

1.)  Dean B. in Sandusky, Ohio

2.) Alphons O. in Oberöwisheim, Germany

3.)  Paul H. in Louisville, Ohio

4.) Gayle B. in Greenwich, Ohio

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The Best Record Ever:

Mind Boggler 2 –

31 on February 9, 2007

The Worst Record: Zero (0)

August 11, 2014 – Triad based on tonic of G Major

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

 

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This is Canada ‘s Top Ten List of America ‘s Stupidity… Canada ‘s version of David Letterman’s “Top 10″

10. Only in America … Could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
9. Only in America … Could people claim that the government still  discriminates against black Americans when they have a black  President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of  all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!
8. Only in America … Could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of  higher taxes.
7. Only in America … Can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.
6. Only in America … Would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens.
5. Only in America … Could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as  “extremists.”
4. Only in America … Could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
3. Only in America … Could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas  went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
2. Only in America … Could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a  Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough  money.
1. Only in America … Could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

“Thoughts” as related by Grandpa Bob

Formerly of rural Lenoir City, Tennessee

Now of Knoxville, Tennessee