Monday, September 25, 2023
Just For Laughs
Johnny and his wife went to the State Fair every year. Every year Johnny would say, "I'd like to ride in that airplane." And every year his wife would say, "I know, Johnny, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars." This one year Johnny and his wife went to the fair and Johnny said, "I'm 71 years old. If I don't ride that airplane this year I may never get another chance." "That airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars.", replied his wife. The pilot overheard them and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll take you both up for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say one word, I won't charge you, but if you say one word its ten dollars." Johnny and his wife agree and up they go. The pilot does all kinds of twists and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word is heard. He does all his tricks over again, but still not a word. They land and the pilot turns to Johnny, "By golly, I did everything I could think of to get you to yell out, but you didn't." Johnny replied, "Well, I was gonna say something when my wife fell out, but ten dollars is ten dollars."
On This Day in History
September 25 Events: 1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco de Balboa reached the Pacific Ocean. 1846 - U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor captured the Mexican city of Monterrey. 1890 - Yosemite National Park established in California. 1970 - The first episode of the TV show the Partridge Family airs.
Famous Birthdays
September 25 Famous Birthdays: 1897 - William Faulkner (Author) 1929 - Barbara Walters (TV Interviewer) 1952 - Christopher Reeve (Superman Actor) 1965 - Scottie Pippen (Basketball Player) 1968 - Will Smith (Actor and Rapper) 1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones (Actress) 1975 - Matt Hasselback (NFL Quarterback) 1978 - Chauncey Billups (Basketball Player)
Where Did That Come From?
RED TAPE: We use the term "red tape" to denote anything that may delay or hold us up, whatever the process may be. It also refers to a lot of unnecessary bureaucracy or paperwork. This term originated from the fact that legal and official documents were tied up or bound with red tape since the 16th century. By doing so, it was often difficult to access them. Hence, the term "red tape."
Betcha Didn't Know This!
Siberia is home to approximately 25% of the world's forests that span an area larger than the continental United States, making Russia the largest converter of CO2 into breathable compounds.
On the Light Side
"Have you ever seen a twenty dollar bill all crumpled up?" asked the wife. "No," I said. She gave me a sexy little smile, slowly reached into her purse and pulled out a crumpled twenty dollar bill. "Have you ever seen a fifty dollar bill all crumpled up?" she asked. "No," I said. She gave me another sexy little smile, seductively reached into her bra and pulled out a crumpled fifty dollar bill. "Now," she said, "Have you ever seen ,000 all crumpled up?" "No," I said, intrigued. "Well, go and take a quick look in the garage."
Kids Say the Darndest Things
A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing God." The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute."