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WITandWISDOM(tm) - November 3, 2000

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people." - Arthur Schopenhauer

Source: Awesome Quotes, www.coolnewsletters.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org


One of my favorite stories is about the famous artist Auguste Renoir. One of his best friends, Henri Matisse, even though he was 30 years younger, was a constant companion of Renoir. During the last decade of the famous artist's life when he was confined to his home because of his crippling arthritis, Matisse visited him daily.

In spite of his torturous pain Renoir kept painting. In fact, he did so almost to his dying day. "The Bathers," one of his most famous paintings was completed only two years before he died -- 14 years after he was stricken with this disabling disease.

On one occasion when Renoir was struggling with every brush stroke, his friend Matisse said to him, "Auguste, why do you continue to paint when you are in such agony?" To which Renoir replied, "The beauty remains: the pain passes."

"Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don't try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete [mature]." - James 1:2-4 (TLB)

Source: Daily Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2000, www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:

"How Old Are You REALLY?"
The answers are at the end, but look after you take the test. :o)

1. Name the 4 Beatles.

2. Finish the line: "Lions and Tigers and Bears, ______ _____!"

3. "Hey kids, what time is it?" _____ ______ _____ _____.

4. What do M&M's do? ___ ___ ___ ___, ____ ____ ____ ____

5. What helps build strong bodies 12 ways?______ _______.

6. Long before he was Mohammed Ali, we knew him as _______ ______.

7. You'll wonder where the yellow went, ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____."

8. Post-baby boomers know Bob Denver as the Skipper's "little buddy." But we know that Bob Denver is actually Dobie's closest friend, _____ G._____.

9. M-I-C, .... See ya' real soon, .... K-E-Y, _____? ____ _____ _____ _____! M-O-U-S-E-

10. "Brylcream: ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ _____."

11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone _____ _____.

12. From the early days of our music, real rock 'n roll, finish this line:
"I wonder, wonder, wonder...wonder who ____ ______ _____ _____ _____ ____?"

13. And while we're remembering rock n' roll, try this one:
"War...uh-huh, huh, ...yea; what is it good for? , ____ _____."

14. Meanwhile, back home in Metropolis, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and _____ ____ _____.

15. He came out of the University of Alabama, and became one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. He later went on to appear in a television commercial wearing women's stockings. He is Broadway _____ _______.

16. "I'm Popeye the sailor man; I'm Popeye the sailor man. I'm strong to the finish, ____ _____ ____ ___ ______, .... I'm Popeye the sailor man."

17. Your children probably recall that Peter Pan was recently played by Robin Williams, but we will always remember when Peter was played by ______ _______.

18. In a movie from the late sixties, Paul Newman played Luke, a ne'er do well who was sent to a prison camp for cutting off the heads of parking meters with a pipe cutter. When he was captured after an unsuccessful attempt to escape, the camp commander (played by Strother Martin) used this experience as a lesson for the other prisoners, and explained, "What we have here, ____ ____ ____ ____ ____."

19. In 1962, a dejected politician chastised the press after losing a race for governor while announcing his retirement from politics. "Just think, you won't have ____ ____ to kick around anymore."

20. "Every morning, at the mine, you could see him arrive; He stood six foot, six, weighed 245. Kinda' broad at the shoulder, and narrow at the hip, and everybody knew you didn't give no lip to _____ _____, _____ _____ _____."

21. "I found my thrill, _____ _____ _____."

22. ________ ________ said, "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, _____ _____ ____."

23. "Good night, David." "_____ ______,______."

24. "Liar, liar, ____ ____ _____."

25. "When it's least expected, you're elected. You're the star today. _______! _____ ______ ______ ______."

26. It was Pogo, the comic strip character, who said, "We have met the enemy, and ____ ___ ____."

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Here are the answers:


1. John, Paul, George, Ringo

2. Oh, my!

3. It's Howdy Doody Time!

4. They melt in your mouth, not in your hand.

5. Wonder Bread

6. Cassius Clay

7. when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent

8. Maynard G. Krebbs

9. Why? Because we like you.

10. A little dab'll do ya.

11. over 30

12. who wrote the book of love

13. Absolutely nothin'

14. the American way

15. Joe Namath

16. "cause I eats me spinach"

17. Mary Martin

18. is a failure to communicate

19. Richard Nixon

20. Big John, Big Bad John

21. On Blueberry Hill

22. Wherever you are.

23. Good night, Chet.

24. pants on fire

25. Smile! you're on Candid Camera!

26. he is us

24-26 correct - 50+ years old
20-23 correct - 40's
15-19 correct - 30's
10-14 correct - 20's
0- 9 correct - You're, like, sorta a teenage dude

Submitted by Debbie Yauch


Whenever an armed forces pilot is involved in an aircraft accident, he is required to make a statement of the cause. One young pilot summed up his mishap thus: "I believe the cause of the accident was administrative. I should never have graduated from flight school."

Source: The Funnies, andychaps_the-funnies- subscribe@egroups.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

In 1986, the third baseman for the San Francisco Giants, Bob Brenley, set a Major League record with four errors in one game, at third base, against the Atlanta Braves. And then at his last at bat in the ninth inning -- the count was 3 and 2 -- he hit a home run and won the game 7 to 6. (From goat to hero with one swing of the bat.) That is why it's never over 'til it's over.

Source: The Timothy Report, Copyright (c) 2000 Swan Lake Communications, www.swanlake.twoffice.com via http://www.witandwisdom.org

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