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WITandWISDOM(tm) - January 11, 2006
The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever. - Anatole France
Source: Quotes of the Day, http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced.
Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks...
Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly.
By Albert Einstein, "Time" magazine, 23 December 1940, page 38.
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright (c) ACTS International, 2004, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
The Following Quotes Are From A Newspaper Contest Where Entrants Age 4 To 15 Were Asked To Imitate "Deep Thoughts By Jack Handy":
I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don't have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life?
Brandon - Age 15
It sure would be nice if we got a day off for the president's birthday, like they do for the queen. Of course, then we would have a lot of people voting for a candidate born on July 3 or December 26, just for the long weekends.
Linda - Age 8
As you make your way through this hectic world of ours, set aside a few minutes each day. At the end of the year, you'll have a couple of days saved up.
Ricky - Age 7
Democracy is a beautiful thing, except for that part about letting just any old yokel vote.
Anthony - Age 10
Home is where the house is.
Jenny - Age 6
Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number.
Susan - Age 15
It would be terrible if the Red Cross Bloodmobile got into an accident. No, wait. That would be good because if anyone needed it, the blood would be right there.
Chris - Age 5
Give me the strength to change the things I can, the grace to accept the things I cannot, and a great big bag of money.
Jason - Age 13
I bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.
Thomas - Age 13
Think of the biggest number you can. Now add five. Then, imagine if you had that many Twinkies. Wow, that's five more than the biggest number you could come up with!
Michael - Age 6
For centuries, people thought the moon was made of green cheese. Then the astronauts found that the moon is really a big hard rock. That's what happens to cheese when you leave it out.
Nancy - Age 6
Submitted by Lucille Baker
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
I bought some batteries, but they weren't included, so I had to buy them again.
Skiers who get caught short on the slopes can keep their skis on following the invention of a new 'ski-through loo'.
The toilet, created by Austrian ski lift operator Johann Berger, 55, from St Jakob in Styria allows users to ski directly into the cubicle, before skiing out the other side back onto the slopes.
"It's based on the drive-through concept, but with skis," explained Berger. "We've laid down a special low friction carpet and implemented a one-way system to avoid collisions."
He added: "The toilet was originally meant for children. Every ski instructor is well aware of the problem; 10 minutes after the lesson begins 17 out of 20 children need to go to the toilet.
"This will help solve the problem a lot faster, and is also ideal for adults too."
Berger says the 'ski-through loo' is the first toilet designed for use while wearing skis and hopes the system will take off around the country.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com