Posted by: gymcandy1

Thursday's - 04/25/13 12:29 AM

Women are as old as they feel - and men are old when they lose their feelings.
Mae West

"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances."
-- Dr. Lee DeForest, "Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television."

"The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives."
- - Admiral William Leahy , US Atomic Bomb Project

"There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom."
-- Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

"Computers in the future may weigh more than 1.5 tons."
-- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." -- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year." -- The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

"But what is it good for?" -- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
-- Bill Gates, 1981

This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us," -- Western Union internal memo, 1876.

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"
-- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible,"
-- A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper," -- Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in "Gone With The Wind."

"A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make,"
-- Response to Debbi Fields' idea of starting Mrs. Fields' Cookies.

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out,"
-- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible," -- Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

"If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this,"
- - Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M "Post-It" Notepads.

"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy," -- Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." - - Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University , 1929.

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value," -- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre , France .

"Everything that can be invented has been invented,"
-- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.

"The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the water that flows over Niagara Falls to cool the heat generated by the number of vacuum tubes required." -- Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University

"I don't know what use any one could find for a machine that would make copies of documents. It certainly couldn't be a feasible business by itself." -- the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox.

"Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction."
-- Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse , 1872

"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon,"-- Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.

And last but not least...

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

You, who worry about democrats versus republicans -- relax, here is our real problem.

In a Purdue University classroom, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of the United States . It was pretty simple. The candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age.

However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen. In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president.

The class was taking it in and letting her rant, and not many jaws hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating, "What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?"

Yep, these are the same kinds of 18-year-olds that are now voting in our elections! They breed and they walk among US...

Lord--we need more help than we thought we did!

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin..'
- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)
I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: -
'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister,
and now wish to withdraw that statement..
- Mark Twain
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible
- George Burns
Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
- Victor Borge
Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx
My wife has a slight impediment in her speech.
Every now and then she stops to breathe.
- Jimmy Durante
I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
- Alex Levine
My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery,
people would stop dying.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Money can't buy you happiness ....
But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
- Spike Milligan
Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP .
- Joe Namath
I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon.
Then it's time for my nap.
- Bob Hope
I never drink water because of the disgusting things
that fish do in it..
- W. C. Fields
We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.
- Will Rogers
Don't worry about avoiding temptation.
As you grow older, it will avoid you.
- Winston Churchill
Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty ..
But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out..
- Phyllis Diller
By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step,
he's too old to go anywhere.
- Billy Crystal

And the cardiologist's diet: - If it tastes good spit it out.

Wine does not make you FAT ...- it makes you LEAN .....
(Against tables, chairs, floors, walls and ugly people.)

May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and
may nothing but happiness come through your door.

Good morning everyboomie. welcome

Happy happy Thursday to ya all. bravo

Happy happy Friday "OH YEAH!" to me. dance

I'm toddling off down the hall to bed now. pacify

I feel like a whole gaggle of cats have taken up residence in my chest, and one of their tails is tickling my throat. mad

I didn't sleep well last night for that same reason.

I tried and tried but could not cough up all of those kitties. cat shocked

Have a happy day everyone. thumbsup

Posted by: cailyn

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 01:51 AM

Good morning Joe,sorry your not feeling well waveI woke up at 1:15 I tried but could not get back to sleep,it wil be a tired and long day for me tired I'll put the coffee on I'll need lots of it today! Have a happy and sunny day everyone puppy
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 05:25 AM

Good Morning Joe and Cailyn. Joe I hope you feel better today. Cailyn maybe you've got to much on your mind. Maybe a little meditation might relax you enough to sleep. Wishing everyone a nice day! wave
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 06:37 AM

Good morning Joe,Cailyn,Jerry and all who come in later wave
Parents are here and jr is very happy happydance
Have all a nice day spring
Posted by: connie

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 06:38 AM

Good morning everyone. Not sure what's on the agenda yet. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Thursday. Danish, French Toast, and Bacon Sandwiches in the NC. spring
Posted by: GBC

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 07:07 AM

Good Morning boomers

Joe, well wishes for you.

Cailyn, hope you get the chance to maybe nap this afternoon for awhile. How's Tigger?

Gerry, have a great day!

Haroula, enjoy your parent's visit. Sounds like Jr. is.

Connie, hope you decide on something fun to do today.

Nothing on my agenda today either. Housework is needed. Guess I'll take a nice walk with the dogs, game some, read some. I love being retired. rah
Posted by: Leeana

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 08:05 AM

Merry Morning to all its going to be a super-fantastic day ...smilies on and ready to enjoy a beautiful Day smile hope I made just 1 person today and an extra big smile (smile) to you Joe thank You again for placing the smile I need first thing in the Morning Thank You and all the Boomies for being a friend smile
Posted by: soot

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 09:01 AM

Good morning gang! Ha!! Spent too much time gardening while enjoying my whale music and I must skidattle to work .. enjoy the day!!

hearts L4L


Posted by: Darlene

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 09:59 AM

wave Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Hope you're feeling better! Happy Thursday!

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Alrighty, gotta skoosh! See you later!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 10:11 AM

Good morning boomies! I am really ready for warmer weather. The 30's is no longer acceptable for my well-being. lol It rained again but the sun is trying to come out.
Peter and I will be taking my niece out to Seasons 52 for her birthday lunch and then i'll be hustling in the corner the rest of the day.

Joe, I hope you feel better. You may need to buy the dander shampoo from your vet to ease your cat allergy or get some allergy treatments. Not good for your heart and lungs to feel that way chronically.

Sue, I think Gerry's idea is great. I am sorry you awoke so early.

Have a great day everyone!
Posted by: Midge

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 10:51 AM

Good morning. I think it's still morning....Yep. I need to be at work for 5:00 later on. I still have a few errands to do. Hope you all are having a good day. I think the temp out there is in the 60's. I'll take that. Joe I hope you feel better soon.

Enjoy your day everyone. Squeeze a little exercising in today. smile

Midgie hearts
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 11:36 AM

Thumping Good Thursday ya'll puppy

Looks to be another beautiful day in Al. Come on down wave

I slept waaaay too late which means the doggies and I will be getting out for our walk later than I like but not too late as the 4 footed ones don't appreciate the sun. I think I have to run out later and get some shrimp for dinner. I very very very extremely very cook seafood cos 1) I don't like most seafood and 2) I didn't grow up cooking seafood (other than frying fish) so I totally am bad bad bad at it. However, I found a shrimp recipe that sounds good so have slated it for dinner. I'll let ya'll know a) if it happens and b) if I like it.

Other than that, I think it will be an unstructured day. I noticed that a book I'd put on hold at the library is now waiting on me, so I might spend the rest of the day reading. We shall see wave
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 11:56 AM

I am anxiously awaiting the UPS man. Mostly because he has great knees (they all wear those nifty shorts) but also because today he delivers my Energizer power supply thingy. It will replace my old one that only will charge to 50%. Sorta like me. rotfl

New one not only will jump my battery, but has a gooseneck light (positionable), and an AC port! Oh boy. I can use it in my shed to plug in a real light! AND it will pump up my tires, AND it can be left plugged into house current forever 24/7 and turns itself off when fully charged. Love that. The old one always was discharged when I needed it. Wheeeee!

I'll give my old one (still usable for some things) to my yard kid. He will probably sell it for mega bucks as he does with all my castoffs. As for yard kid, he's still unreliable on when he's around, but I'm keeping in touch. He's stopped by more since I decided not to coddle him, than when he was supposed to be working for me. Very funny. So I am giving him bags of candy (too much for me to eat) and get this, he wanted to 'borrow' some gas for a lawnmower (not mine) that he was going to use on someone else's yard. Uhhuh. Typical stuff. In the past I would have 'loaned' it but knowing that I never get it back I just said NO. He almost jumped backwards. Then he offered 3 bucks for a gallon. Ummmmm gas is 4 bucks here, not to mention ME having to go get it, he would be using up my gas and I'd have to go get more, and then he wanted to 'borrow' my gas can too!

So I'm being good and told him to just fill up the mower and pay me whatever amount fit in there. 1/2 gallon fit so he paid 2 bucks and I didn't loan him my gas can. Last time I did loan a gas can, (you already know what happened), I never got it back.

Life is great. Little things happen, but in the grand scheme of things, I'm a happy camper.

Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 01:46 PM

Joe I hope that Friday flies by for ya and pray that you get feeling better soonest!! HUGS!! Thanks for the chuckles.

Aw Cailyn that is way too early to be getting up for the day. eek And I thought 6am was bad enough. Prayers that brain goes into sleep mode so you may sleep well tonight. Thanks for the coffee.

Gerry have ya been out walking since the bad knee? Hope the knee is all better now.

Haroula sounds like JR is a happy camper!!! Great! Have a lovely day!

Connie I'm sure that you will find something fun to do today!! Have a lovely day and thanks for the danish!

Gail sounds like a plan for the day!! Enjoy!!

Leeana may you have a super fantastic day also!! Thanks for the smile!

Soot happy whoooooooshing!!!

Darlene may work go smoothly and time fly! Have a lovely day!

Ana enjoy lunch with your niece and birthday to her!! Hope Merlin is feeling better and that the coner is being kind! hearts

Midge hope the errands are fun and work flies!! Me and Sassy have done are first miler already!!

L4l those are some good plans for the day!! Hope it is nice for a walk and not too hot. Enjoy the book!

Sorta, sounds like a nifty item!! Enjoy it. That is nice that you are going to give the other one to the lawnboy!! Hope he appreciates it.

Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 01:46 PM

Sorta rotfl

The doggies and I are back from our walk. It's gorgeous outside, much warmer out than in. However, my left leg was a total twit, screaming and kicking and generally making a nuisance of itself. Had to stop often, and of course, now that I'm home, it's a happy camper. Maybe my left leg is agoraphobic.

Doggies are all fed and I'm sipping my last cup of coffee. We shall see what the day brings. puppy
Posted by: luv2travel

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 03:20 PM

Hi Friends!

Meet my new family member!
No Name as yet. However, Remy is in the lead at the moment. He's 2 weeks old, French Bulldog, and adorable! Just fell in love!

Andrea wave

Ana, Did I do it right?
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 03:22 PM

Oh he is so Adorable happydance I love the name Remy. What else is in the running? Is he local so you can actually visit? puppy
Posted by: luv2travel

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 03:51 PM

Yes, he lives in the same area as I do, and the other names are Maurice, Marcel and Pascal.
I can visit him as often as I wish which is nice, and no long trip on a plane or in a car when he comes home.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 04:19 PM

Andrea, he will live with you when he gets old enough right? He is adorable. Remy is a cute name!
Posted by: MaG

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 04:21 PM

Oh my Oh my Oh my Oh my Oh my Oh my!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 04:32 PM

MaG! rotfl hearts
Posted by: luv2travel

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 04:43 PM

Oh yes he will, Ana! No place else! It sure is a major thing to get a Frenchie puppy. Poor mom has to be artificially inseminated and then has a C section to give birth. They are so precious. I know MaG has Frenchies too cause L4L told me. I have wanted one so bad for so long!
Andrea puppy
There were 4 puppies including him in the litter. 2 boys and 2 girls, and he was the last one available. Gaston was another name from Beauty and the Beast, I was considering.

Posted by: Lotus777

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 04:57 PM

Really...!!! lol (As to Ana's comment to MaG!!)

And seriously, that puppy is adorable and lurking within is a major personality!!! Oh, lucky, lucky you!!! And he will already know you when he goes home with you. all of the names are good ones!!!
Hi Everyone!!
I agree Gail, retirement is awesome. Except I think we are busier than ever. woozy
Ana, you are so right, it was 75* here yesterday and 39* last eve and I think it hurt my little bamboo plant that I put out on the porch trustingly as the weather people said it would not get below...ha! I know Nan is needing Spring as well so we must collectively wish for it!!! Maybe then??? duh

As always, Happy Gaming!! wave
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 05:15 PM

Good afternoon Boomers. wave
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 05:18 PM

Oh Andrea, I know where I would be all day every day rotfl wave
Posted by: luv2travel

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 05:36 PM

LOL hee hee! puppy
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 06:10 PM

I cast my vote for Remy! Adorable bundle of love.

Still waiting for the UPS guy with the great knees!

Shopping for a Tracfone like my neighbor has. I think it's time I had something for emergencies since my Cox bundle landline goes blank when my computer does. Not often, but it's happened 3 times now and I don't know until I boot up the computer that I didn't have phone service. Ugh. A Tracfone would fill in. Just have to pick the right model with longest battery life and use time. All I have to do it reload minutes once a year and they have loads of 'specials' right now like double or triple minutes for life (buy the minutes and get 2 or 3 for the same price). My neighbor gets double minutes all the time. I think I can find it all for about $10 a month total charge per year.

Where is my UPS guy?????? taz
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 07:31 PM

Sorta, that is what I have for the exact same reason. No one has the number and even I don't know's just for me to call out on in emergencies. wave
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 08:58 PM

Yep, L4L, I'm shopping on line now for the best deal and best features for ME. All I want is something in case I conk out on a dark back road somewhere or in the middle of the desert, OR if I wanna call long distance. The ones I'm looking at include long distance at no extra charge. Oh boy. I don't even have long distance on my home phone.

AND the best news for today: My Energizer, battery, power thingy just arrived! It's awesome and so is the UPS guy. He actually volunteered to carry it into my house. Unheard of. That let me get an extra stare at his knees. rotfl
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 10:11 PM

Sorta rotfl

Time for bed. Got a new Shannara book today, so off to read til I fall asleep. Sweet dreams all sleep
Posted by: Midge

Re: Thursday's - 04/25/13 10:51 PM

Andrea what a cutie. I love him.MaG.....deep breath.....

Night all.

Midgie sleep
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Thursday's - 04/26/13 12:11 AM

Cute puppy Andrea. Hope him and the kitties get along well together!! lol

Time to head for my pillow. Night all sleep well and pleasant dreams!!

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Thursday's - 04/26/13 12:19 AM

Sweet Dreams Nan and all...