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#853647 - 12/03/12 11:36 PM It's a New New New New Tuesday
gymcandy1 Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 32193
Loc: Calera, Oklahoma
What very mysterious things days were. Sometimes they fly by, and other times they seem to last forever, yet they are all exactly twenty-four hours. There's quite a lot we don't know about them.
Melanie Benjamin, Alice I Have Been, 2010


(I would have given him 100%)

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
* his last battle
Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
* at the bottom of the page
Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
* liquid
Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
* marriage
Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
* exams
Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
* Lunch & dinner
Q7. What looks like half an apple?
* The other half
Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
* It will simply become wet
Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
* No problem, he sleeps at night.
Q10.. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
* You will never find an elephant that has only one hand.
*Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
* Very large hands
Q12.. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
* No time at all, the wall is already built.
Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
* Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.

Remember black & white TV?

Black and White (Under age 40? You won't understand.)
You could hardly see for all the snow,

Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.
Pull a chair up to the TV set,

'Good Night, David.
Good Night, Chet.'

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning..

My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e. Coli.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.
The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE...and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Keds (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.
Flunking gym was not an option.... Even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.
Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.

We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

Oh yeah... And where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.

Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either; because if we did we got our butt spanked there and then we got our butt spanked again when we got home.

I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off.

Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house.

Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family..

How could we possibly have known that?

We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes.

We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac!

How did we ever survive?


Good morning one and all........and all for one . wave12 Has anyone seen my other arm?? I know I left it somewhere in the diner. wink12

I think I was trying to show someone that I could draw a blank with only one arm. thumbsup12

Oh! Maybe it's tied behind me. idea

Today is another mid-shift for me. thumbsdown

I'm tired of being the middle man already, but doing a mid-shift is better than being shiftless I guess.

BODDA BOOM! rotfl12

It's also MUCH better than closing. taz

The only time I like closing is when my sister is at the door, and I'm closing it in her face. woot

Have a happy day everyone.


Edited by gymcandy1 (12/03/12 11:37 PM)
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.

William Butler Yeats

#853648 - 12/03/12 11:46 PM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
manxman Online   content
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 07/23/02
Posts: 21388
Loc: Unionville
Thanks for bringing back fond memories Joe wave12 Hope you, and all who follow have a terrific Tuesday smile12
Sometimes lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one.

#853651 - 12/03/12 11:50 PM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 75357
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
C'mon Joe, you know you miss your sister! :lol:

I hope your day is wonderful.

I am going to an appliance company in the afternoon to check out a new prototype of a washer and dryer and get 100 dollars to tell them what I think. Can't beat that deal, can you? :lol:

Have a happy day everyone!
Don't feed the Trolls

#853653 - 12/03/12 11:59 PM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
niteowl07 Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 9029
Loc: the dusty desert
ah , yes , joe - love your comments and openers !
have a good day.

manxman - yes , that was nostalgic , wasn't it?

ana - oooh nice deal !

have a wonderful day ,everybody !

#853658 - 12/04/12 01:14 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
BobH Offline
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Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 3440
Loc: 47.79N, 122.24W
Definitely a trip down memory lane for me. I've seen a similar post somewhere about how was it possible we survived. The one that stuck in my mind was that we never wore bicycle helmets. Times do change.

Good morning everyone and from here good night.
As I've grown older, I've found that my memory is not as good as I used to think it was.

#853659 - 12/04/12 02:17 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
Haroula Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 10027
Loc: Greece
Have all a good and happy day wave12
I change all my passwords to "incorrect". So whenever I forget, it says, "your password is incorrect".

#853668 - 12/04/12 05:05 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
venus Offline
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BAAG Specialist

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 7730
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Hello and goodbye once again. wave12
Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?

#853669 - 12/04/12 05:10 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
Kaki's Sister Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 22789
Loc: Marlborough USA
wave12 Good Morning Joe, Ana, manxman, niteowl, BobH, Haroula, venus and of course Cailyn. Coffee is hot! Happy Day All! wave12

#853673 - 12/04/12 05:39 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
GBC Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 18262
Loc: Massachusetts
Good Morning Boomers

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

Need some good Boomer vibes. I'm starting chemo this morning and know I'll be backed up by all my GameBoomer's prayers. Got a "can do" attitude so I'll be back later. wink12

#853676 - 12/04/12 05:45 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
Kaki's Sister Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 22789
Loc: Marlborough USA
catrub Good Luck today Gail. My prayers are with you! catrub

#853677 - 12/04/12 06:28 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
connie Offline
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Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 10255
Loc: winter springs fl.
Gail, my prayers and thoughts are with you. hearts Hubby finds out the results of his Pet scan later this morning. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Tuesday. Danish and Bacon Sandwiches in the NC. It's 80 here, too warm for Christmas. wave12

#853702 - 12/04/12 09:57 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: connie]
Darlene Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 10371
Loc: Southern California
wave12 Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Happy Tuesday toooooo yoooouuuu!!!!

Hey, Gail! Big, big hugs for you this morning! hearts

Connie, prayers going up for your Hubby on his test results! hearts

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Alright, gotta skoosh! See you later!
Woohoo and booyah! smile Have an easy peasy day!

#853707 - 12/04/12 10:13 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
looney4labs Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 47570
Loc: Alabama
Terrific Tuesday ya'll puppy

Skymonkey woke me this morning going "wuff" in response to the dogs next door. I silenced him quickly but was awake and figured if I went back to bed, it would be noon before I woke up again.

Anyway, I will be pretending it's Monday and cooking the books. My exact cooking method has not yet been determined but as it's supposed to be very warm today, it might be grilling outside.

Joe, thanks for the memories. I do indeed remember doing a lot of those things and think the current generation has lost a lot by not being able to do most of that.

Gail, will be lifting you up.

wave12 to all puppy
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

#853721 - 12/04/12 11:40 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: gymcandy1]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Administrator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 75357
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Hi guys, flying by for now, but prayers for Gail and Connie are being sent. hearts
Don't feed the Trolls

#853723 - 12/04/12 11:45 AM Re: It's a New New New New Tuesday [Re: looney4labs]
SharonB Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 1190
Loc: Delaware, USA
Good morning Joe and all Gameboomers! wave12

Yes Joe, that does bring back memories.

Gail - Sorry to hear about the Chemo. My sister went thru it 4 times! She is currently cancer free. Her last diagnosis of cancer said she had multiple head tumors and they said she didn't have much longer. But she pulled thru it and astonished her doctors when the tumors disappeared. She is still going strong. My prayers are with you. Remember, attitude is everything! rah yay12

3Dobermans - How lucky you are to have your protectors and friends. Be safe.

Ana - Nice to be asked your opinion, but to be paid for it?? Super cool! cool

Connie - Best wishes and prayers for your husband. Bacon sandwiches? I'm drooling. Thanks! hearts

Once again, I have much to do. I'm hungry and wishing for bacon sandwiches now. Looking forward to Thursday. I'll have my rental car then and will be able to buy lots of good stuff to eat! burger yay12 I also have a doctor's appt that I'm dreading. The last time I had this test was very hard on me. Maybe this time will be better.

Happy Tuesday everyone! yay12 penguin

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