"In the beginning"


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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Some difficult choices


Question 1:

If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already,
three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded,
and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an

Read the next question before looking at the response for this one.

Question 2:

It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote
counts. Here are the facts about the three candidates.

Candidate A.

Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with
astrologist. He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and
drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B

He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used
opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C

He is a decorated war hero He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke,
drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.
Which of these candidates would be your choice?

Decide first... no peeking, then scroll down for the response.

Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Candidate B is Winston Churchill.

Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:
If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.

Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think before judging
someone. Wait till you see the end of this note! Keep reading..

Never be afraid to try something new.

Remember: Amateurs...built the ark.

Professionals...built the Titanic

And Finally, can you imagine! working for a company that has a
little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics:

* 29 have been accused of spousal abuse

* 7 have been arrested for fraud

* 19 have been accused of writing bad checks

* 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

* 3 have done time for assault

* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting

* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits

* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year...

Can you guess which organization this is?
Give up yet?

It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.
The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year
designed to keep the rest of us in line.

New Study on Sex

A South American scientist from
Argentina, after a lengthy study,
has discovered that people with insufficient sexual activity read
their e-mail with their hand on the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off, now, it's too late.

Sex at seven

A couple were married and, following the wedding, the husband
laid down some rules. "I'll be home when I want, if I want, and
at what time I want," he insisted. "And, I don't expect any hassle
from you. Also, I expect a decent meal to be on the table every
evening, unless I tell you otherwise. I'll go hunting, fishing,
boozing, and card-playing with my buddies whenever I want.
Those are my rules," he said. "Any comments?"

His new bride replied, "No, that's fine with me. But, just
understand that there'll be sex here at
seven o'clock every
night... whether you're here or not."


Merle said...

Hi Peter - A few laughs there and I am quite upset about Hitler being so darn good. One can assume
absolutely nothing. Have to get the whole story!
Have a very happy Christmas - I will be at Kathys from Tuesday.
John got me some Riccadonna asti but I haven't tried it yet!!!

Ms. Vickie said...

Peter-Thank you for your kindness and your friendship
since our paths have crossed here in blogosphere this
year.I've just caught up on the last many post I was
behind over here.Now if only it were possible to receive
your gift. It makes life easier with friends though, so
thanks Peter for being one.

Theresa said...

WOW! LOL! Very interesting first half of the post!

Um, yeah, my hand was on the mouse dang it! And that was a wise new bride! ;)

Marcus said...

There's a similar analogy about Moses David and Paul from the Bible, great "trick" questions. Loved the mouse trick too!
I see the changes are happening, as you said, for amateurs we do OK.
If you happen to find a countdown clock in your web travels let me know, I want to put one on my blog to count down to the Commonwealth Games. It's only about 90 days now I think.
Sport Boy is getting more excited about that than Christmas!

kenju said...

WOW, Peter, what an eclectic post! Something for everyone here today.

I liked all of it, especially the first quiz, and thankfully, I made the right choice. That really does bring home the point of not being judgmental!!

bubba said...

Excellent post. I love it. Got me laughing and mousing.

Ivy the Goober said...

oops, had my hand on the mouse. does this count, though since it's not technically an email?

Jamie Dawn said...

Professionals really screwed up on the Titanic. I guess Noah had a little help from above with his boat, though.

"Sex at seven whether you're here or not" probably got that guy's attention. I bet he only went hunting in the morning and never came home late from work.

jules said...

You crack me up. I'm putting your card in the mail on Monday. It might get there AFTER Christmas...how long does it take the pony (in the pony express) to swim across that ocean anyway?

Carolyn said...

Sure makes you laugh and think, not necessarily in that order.

Carolyn said...

Sure makes you laugh and think, not necessarily in that order.

Carolyn said...

Ooops, makes you repeat yourself too. Sorry :D

Big Dave T said...

I'm with Kenju. Very entertaining post. I did guess right on Hitler. I've read a few WW2 books and it sounded like him.
There's an interesting tale too on how often Abraham Lincoln failed in life before he became president.

But those statistics about our politicians are revealing. We do know they are all crooks in this country. Your statistics just confirm that.

Trucker Bob said...

Great post Peter! Interesting and entertaining.

Peter said...

Nice to have you all come to visit.