A little wit. A little wisdom. And a little whatever. Your daily dose of humor, of words that hopefully make a difference, and of some of the trivia that floats around in my brain all the time. I hope these posts bring some levity and light into your day. As always, if you like it, please hit the like button below (yes, you’ll be asked for your email address, but you’re NOT signing up for anything…I promise), and most importantly share, Share, SHARE!! I’d really appreciate it if you did. 🙂
Easy Rider…(from SurferSam.com)
An elderly man on a Moped, looking about 90 years old, pulls up next to a Doctor at a street light.
The old man looks over at the sleek shiny car and asks, “What kind of car ya got there, sonny?”
The doctor replies, “A Ferrari GTO. It cost half a million dollars!”
“That’s a lot of money,” says the old man. “Why does it cost so much?”
“Because this car can do up to 220 miles an hour!” states the doctor proudly.
The Moped driver asks, “Mind if I take a look inside?”
“No problem,” replies the doctor.
So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around. Then, sitting back on his Moped, the old man says, “That’s a pretty nice car, all right…. But I’ll stick with my Moped!”
Just then the light changes, so the doctor decides to show the old man just what his car can do. He floors it, and within 30 seconds the speedometer reads 150 mph.
Suddenly, he notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer !
He slows down to see what it could be and suddenly WHOOOOSSSHHH! Something whips by him going much faster!
“What on earth could be going faster than my Ferrari?” the doctor asks himself.
He presses harder on the accelerator and takes the Ferrari up to 180 mph.
Then, up ahead of him, he sees that it’s the old man on the Moped!
Amazed that the Moped could pass his Ferrari, he gives it more gas and passes the Moped at 200 mph and he’s feeling pretty good until he looks in his mirror and sees the old man gaining on him AGAIN!
Astounded by the speed of this old guy, he floors the gas pedal and takes the Ferrari all the way up to 220 mph.
Not ten seconds later, he sees the Moped bearing down on him again! The Ferrari is flat out, and there’s nothing he can do !
Suddenly, the Moped plows into the back of his Ferrari, demolishing the rear end.
The doctor stops and jumps out and unbelievably the old man is still alive.
He runs up to the banged-up old guy and says, “I’m a doctor… Is there anything I can do for you ?”
The old man whispers,
“Unhook my suspenders from your side view mirror!”
“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” —Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845 (Read more about the 7th President of the United States)
The first American magazine, appropriately titled American Magazine, was published by Andrew Bradford on February 13, 1741. Bradford, who owned the The American Weekly Mercury, the first newspaper published in Philadelphia, and a rival newspaper to Benjamin Franklin’s The Pennsylvania Gazette, beat Franklin’s General Magazine to publication by only three days. However, neither magazine lasted very long. Bradford’s folded within three months and Franklin’s lasted only six months. Part of the reason for the demise was that in the days before advertising, the magazines were so expensive that only the very wealthy could afford them. Nevertheless, magazines remained popular in the Colonies, offering commentary mostly on the political upheaval which existed during those days. By the mid-1800s, advertising revenue made magazine prices reachable for the general public, who devoured them not so much for their political commentary, but for entertainment and amusement. So, the next time you pick up a copy of O Magainze, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, or Field & Stream, say a little thank you to Andrew Bradford.