“Physic” – Advertising Sign

“Physic” – Advertising Sign A psychic in a town close by had an office. Nice location on a busy corner. Had one of them $100 dollar vinyl signs to advertise her business, Palm Reader, Tarot Cards, Tea Leaves, and Physic!!!! I saw the sign but couldn’t believe it. Went around the block and checked it […]

The rule for hiring boys – “A boy is a boy. Two boys are half a boy! Three boys are no boy at all.”

The rule for hiring boys – “A boy is a boy. Two boys are half a boy! Three boys are no boy at all.”

Chinese Fire Drill

Chinese Fire Drill https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_fire_drill  

Wag the Dog

Why does the dog wag its tail? Because the dog is smarter than the tail. If the tail were smarter, it would wag the dog. – Caption at the beginning of the film, Wag the Dog! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag_the_Dog  

“That’ll be the day”

“That’ll be the day”, John Wayne – The Searchers – Movie

“Sufferin’ succotash”

Sufferin’ succotash – Sylvester (Looney Tunes)

BNBR – Abbreviation for Be Nice Be Respectful

BNBR – Abbreviation for Be Nice Be Respectful http://www.abbreviations.com/BNBR   There was also this one BNBR – Brighton Naked Bike Ride (with photos)!!!! Look that one up yourself if you feel the need.  

Oh Magoo, you’ve done it again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Magoo

“Sheeple”

I really hesitated to include this word in this directory. ‘Sheeple’ is one of two words I really hate… The other is ‘consumer’.   Sheeple (a portmanteau of “sheep” and “people”) is a derogatory term that highlights the herd behavior of people easily controlled by a governing power which likens them to sheep, a herd […]

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” Published (1830)

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is a 19th century American nursery rhyme. It was written by Sarah Josepha Hale, who turned to writing in 1822 as a widow trying to support her family and who eventually became an influential editor and arbiter of American taste. Thomas Edison recited part of the poem to test his […]

Cat’s out of the Bag!

Letting the cat out of the bag is a colloquialism meaning to reveal facts previously hidden. The facts were usually hidden from a specific target audience or theatrical audience. Examples include: revealing a conspiracy (friendly or not) to its target in a movie or play, the revelation of a plot twist letting an outsider into […]

Left Handed Compliment

A compliment with two meanings, one of which is unflattering to the receiver: “The senator said that her opponent was quite competent for someone so inexperienced; you hear nothing but left-handed compliments in these debates.” http://www.dictionary.com/browse/left-handed-compliment

Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schadenfreude

Daniel Defoe

Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could. Discuss …read more

Thingamajig – There seems to be one in every cubbyhole

Thingamajig – There seems to be one in every cubbyhole

pâro

pâro n. the feeling that no matter what you do is always somehow wrong—as if there’s some obvious way forward that everybody else can see but you, each of them leaning back in their chair and calling out helpfully, “colder, colder, colder…” …read more

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

“Selling Airplanes”

On Aug. 7, 1955, Boeing’s chief of flight testing, the legendary Alvin “Tex” Johnston, pulled an impressive stunt in the prototype of the Boeing 707. Johnston didn’t just do a flyover. No. At a speed of 490 miles an hour, Johnston executed a barrel roll. The stunt, called a Barrel Roll, was performed in front […]

Youth is wasted on the young

Youth is wasted on the young

skinflint

Definition: (noun) A selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend. Synonyms: scrooge, churl, niggard. Usage: He had earned for himself the reputation of an awful skinflint, of a miser in the matter of living. Discuss …read more

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