Some lighthearted quips, harvested from Joe’s many trips around the sun; more will be added from time to time 🙂
*In 1907 Teddy Roosevelt signed an immigration act barring all “idiots, imbeciles, feeble minded persons and the insane”.
Just glad I’m already here! 🙂
*If you don’t yell at someone, how are they supposed to know that you’re mad at them? 😉
*What does the Lone Ranger do when he goes to the bank? Does the mask stay on? Does he just send Tonto in? Is there a formal policy for masked heroes and their faithful companions?
*I didn’t burn my bridges, I acetylene torched them, chopped up the remains, and bulldozed the roads coming and going. 😛
* When the Indigenous peoples crossed the bridge into Alaska many years ago, the head honcho must have had them draw straws.
The winning tribes got to go to California, Florida and parts in between where they enjoyed a mild climate, fertile soil and ample water supplies. Grizzly bears were a concern.
Those tribes who drew the 2nd longest straw went down to Mexico, Central and South America where it was hot, sticky and not quite as fertile. And watch out for those nasty tempered jaguars, by the way.
The tribes who drew the short straw were told to stay in present day Alaska and Canada, suck it up and build your homes out of ice cubes. Eat whales and seals, (be sure to save the pelts and skins, you’ll need them)….and if you notice a giant white creature sneaking up on you in the snow….it’s a polar bear…run your parka wearing a$$ off!
* People are always saying our country has gone to hell, and a variety of things are blamed.
In my opinion, it can be all traced back to the demise of the telephone booth. Superman, having no place to change clothes, flew off into the sunset, never to return! 😛
* I’m overdue for a lottery credit to compensate me for all my lottery ticket’s which didn’t pay off. I think it’s a scam. 😉
* A science team recently brought a forty thousand year old worm back to life. Word has it that the worm was found in one of Keith Richards shoes. 😛
* How come Tarzan has to carry his pet chimpanzee when he’s swinging through the trees, shouldn’t the chimpanzee be carrying him? 😛
*My career in the NBA was derailed because they didn’t have my sneaker size. 😉
*A chronic case of insomnia sets you on a clear path of becoming a writer. 😉
*How come my drill bits are always thirty miles away from my drill? 😛
*I sometimes wonder what our pets think of us. We can create light by touching a button. We can create water by turning a crank. We can open walls to come and go.
They should be seriously in awe of us! 🙂
*My long term memory is good, so I’m able to record many stories in my blog…course I don’t remember anything that happened yesterday. 😛
Based upon every living creature on earth, past or present, (especially humans) any aliens who decide to visit our planet, probably aren’t coming to enjoy the holidays with us. 😉
* Half my readers think I should be rich, half contend I should be committed.
Maybe I should be committed to being rich. 😛
*In preparation for the cochlear implant procedure, the surgeon gave me the “do’s and don’ts” for after the device was put in place. “Don’t touch any electric fences”, was one of the “don’ts”..
I assured the surgeon that I learned that lesson long ago. 🙂
*Getting my ears fixed soon, (cochlear implant) then my eyes fixed a short time later. (cataract surgery)
All new parts, good for another fifty thousand miles! 😉
*Had to fill out a questionnaire for a future medical procedure, one of the questions was: “Are you able to engage in sexual activity?”
I asked them what they had in mind. 🙂
*I had a good one five minutes ago, but I forgot it…just another perk of old age. 😛
*I’d like to have lived back in the time when top hats were fashionable. It would have added a little height to my stature. Course if everyone else wore one, I’d be back to ground zero, so to speak. 😀
*The winner of the Powerball lottery will probably joke around and pretend we aren’t related….like all the others. 😀
*Years ago you could tell which drivers were truly insane; they were the ones talking to themselves.
These days with cellphones and Bluetooth…all bets are off. 😛
*I like to order stuff from Amazon, I usually get a photo of a front door…sometimes it’s even mine! Thinking of putting an album together. 😛
*A company I worked for some years ago had a retirement program similar to the Russian retirement program for senior staffers. It required a bullet proof vest, a parachute, and a food tester. 😉
*If I owned ten boats, I’d still have to stop and check out every boat that’s for sale along side the road. 😉
*A recent news article reported that a 76 year old man had been charged with elder abuse, after having beaten an 84 year old man. Kind of made me feel young again. 😛
*I often purchase “Lean Pockets” for a healthy breakfast or snack food. My question is…how long do I have to pretend they taste good? 🙂
* When I catch a nice fish accidentally, I act like Barney Fife after he accidentally captures a bank robber. 😛
*When I find out something bad about a product I like, I keep going over the information to see if they changed their mind. 😛
*Based on my skill as a fisherman…I’d be a mighty skinny Indian. 🙂
*My dad was so frugal, he bought shoes that came with the holes already in them. 🙂
*I’m like the character “Wind in His Hair” from the film Dances With Wolves. I always feel anger first. And yeah, that’s worked out real well for me. 😀
*I’ve been making an effort to be kinder, and more empathetic in my senior years. Course, what I consider to be “more”, is probably just normal to most folks. 🙂
Not that long ago, everyone wanted to be the “cowboy”, not the Indian.
And Vietnam Veteran’s were persona non grata.
Today…seems like everyone who is anyone has “Native American” blood in them.
And half the people who’ve served in the armed forces in the past sixty years sport “Vietnam Veteran” caps. 😉
*I’ve always enjoyed walking, taking a stroll in the morning when everything is fresh. Even when I was a kid I’d walk through town, just to see what was going on and take in the sites. And, it’s good exercise; course I’d have to walk to Texas and back to burn off one of those giant sweet rolls I like. 😀
*Received another complimentary copy of AARP magazine. Reading through the advertisements, curious what someone who uses Depends, reading glasses, and velcro sneakers would do with a wood chipper. 😉
*Love seeing all the old “classic cars”, however back in the day when we actually drove them, they were kept running thanks to weekly injections of STP, and held together by periodic applications of Bondo. 😉
*I believe my extended car warranty covers Chinese spy balloons.
*Been sitting on a stash of classified documents, so I turned myself in to the FBI. (Garage needs a good cleaning) 😉
*Never thought I had the smarts to run the government, but apparently others with the same short-comings are giving it a try. 😛
*I’m not excessively bright, but I like to read stuff by those who are. 🙂
*They should have a driving lane just for us older folks. It could be called the Dowat Lane. (Do whatever you want, any time you want, cause we don’t know where the hell we want to go, or what we want to do when we get there)
*If any modern corporation purchased the Starship Enterprise, they would retain Spock and Data, identify the rest of the crew as redundant, and terminate them. 😉
*Based upon diminishing volume, I should be getting a discount on all my hair cuts. 😉
*I see where a rogue wave hit a cruise ship recently.
A rogue wave hit me once; she was in the Seabees and could really throw a punch!
*If I implemented every extended car warranty I’ve received, I’d be able to drive coast to coast, non-stop for the next five hundred years.
*You wouldn’t think anyone who’s lived through a war, several earthquakes, tornadoes, fires and multiple other mishaps would be intimidated by a stubborn pillowcase. 😛
*My six-pack has turned into a quarter barrel. 🙂
*Father Time is an unwelcome visitor and an unpleasant guest, but there’s no turning him back! 😉
*When I get mail I’m not sure how to respond to, I put it aside so I can take a better look at it “later”.
After a sufficient amount of time has passed.. I toss it. 😛
*Any new vice or irritating fad will find it’s way to teens; they use it to torment the older folks. That’s how they’re programmed. 😀
*Postings on social media reveal that the internet is not all that we’d hoped it would be. 🙁
*When we are young, we pretend we are old. When we are old, we pretend we are young! 😀
*When I’m tired of winter I spray myself down with insect repellent or rub myself down with sunburn lotion. (Follow this page for more useful hacks)
*The one sure thing extraterrestrials will provide, is someone else for humans to pick a fight with.
*If I was doing any better they would either pass a law against it or tax it.
(This one is from Joe’s old friend Dave Wagenblatt. Joe and Dave served in the Vietnam War together)
*If I was a bird I wouldn’t be hanging around in no tree…I’d be flying my a.. off! 🙂
* I was never smart enough to be a crook or a politician. Forgive me if I’ve repeated myself. 😉
*If I did five good deeds everyday for the next fifty years, I’d still be in the hole. 😀
*The internet has done wonders to improve the character of man. Eh hem. 🙁
*I think we do some objectionable stuff out of boredom. (Stir that pot!)
*At this point am I still learning…or am I unlearning?
*I love the opportunities regarding space exploration. For instance, I think some people should be launched into space…and left there. 😛
*I don’t care to be the target of anyone’s anger or criticism; if I do it, however, there must have been a good reason. 😉
*I never curse the referee’s when the call benefits my team. 😉
*If I didn’t do it this time, why can’t it wait till next time?
*There’s plenty of fish in the sea; they just don’t like my bait. 😀
*Every week new films, restaurants and various festivals pop up; how’d we spend all our time a hundred years ago?
*I love seeing all the old classic vehicles at car shows. When I remember the condition they were in when I owned them, however, my nostalgia quickly fades. 🙁
*Why do I always feel guilty when I use the “sneak a cup” feature on my coffee pot?
* A bald man purchasing shampoo is an example of long term memory over short term memory. 😛
*VA health care is like Forest Gump’s box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.
*If Amerigo Vespucci had been named Roberto Vespucci, we would be called Bobbicans?