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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Humor is a Funny Thing

I get the random chuckles in my email from time to time... as I am sure you also do. Jokes and funny pictures (some real, some photo-shopped) sent by friends and acquaintances. Most of what I get is not suitable for a family-friendly blog and so I do not pass them on very often.

But this one was good and it only took a little cleaning up....

A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly behaved 3 year-old grandson. It's obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets in the sweet aisle, cookies in the cookie aisle; and for fruit, cereal and coke in the other aisles.
Meanwhile, Granddad is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice: "Easy William, we wont be long, easy, boy." Another outburst, and she hears the granddad calmly say: "It's okay, William just a couple more minutes and we'll be out of here. Hang in there, boy."
At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the cart, and Granddad says again in a controlled voice: "William, William, relax mate, don't get upset. We'll be home in five minutes, stay cool, William."
Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car.
She said to the elderly gentleman: "It's none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don't know how you did it. That whole time, you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay. William is very lucky to have you as his grandpa."
"Thanks," said the grandfather, "but I'm William .......this little [bleep]'s name is Kevin."

Faye, of course, knew how it would end early on. I was not so clever.

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