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WELCOME to Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  

Things in Life I Learned from a Jigsaw Puzzle….

1. Don’t force a fit. If something is meant to be, it will come together naturally. 

2. When things aren’t going so well, take a break. Everything will look different when you return. 

3. Be sure to look at the big picture. Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration. 

4. Perseverance pays off. Every important puzzle went together bit by bit, piece by piece. 

5. When one spot stops working, move to another. But be sure to come back later (see #4). 

6. The creator of the puzzle gave you the picture as a guidebook. 

7. Variety is the spice of life. It’s the different colors and patterns that make the puzzle interesting. 

8. Working together with friends and family makes any task fun. 

9. Establish the border first. Boundaries give a sense of security and order. 

10. Don’t be afraid to try different combinations. Some matches are surprising. 

11. Take time often to celebrate your successes (even little ones). 

12. Anything worth doing takes time and effort. A great puzzle can’t be rushed. 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a wonderful Wednesday people, and whatever you do, don’t forget to LAUGH IT UP! Peace, I am outta here, Eucman!    



“Money can’t buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy. –Spike Milligan 

“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.” –Eric Hoffer 

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” –Milton Berle   


G U A R A N T E D T O M A K E Y O U L A F F….

The other day I was eating in an Italian restaurant when I accidentally spilled some spaghetti sauce on my favorite white sweater.

I wasn’t too distressed, though, because Mr. Wong down on High Street has been doing my laundry for years, and I knew that he could remove just about any stain and get it out like it’d never been there.

So I took the sweater down to Wong’s Laundry and dropped it off; Mr. Wong said he’d probably be able to have it cleaned by Thursday. So on Thursday afternoon after work I stopped by Wong’s again.

Mr. Wong looked quite distressed when he saw me. He brought out the sweater and, apologizing profusely, explained that somehow this stain was beyond even his power to expunge.

And sure enough, though fainter than before, there was still a distinct red stain on the sweater. In an attempt to make up for his failure, Mr. Wong offered to send the sweater to his brother across town, who had been in the laundry business for an even longer time, and who might have a clue as to the method of removal of this extraordinarily persistent stain.

The elder Wong brother would rush it through at no extra charge, and should have it looking as white and clean as new by Friday. So on Friday I went back to Wong’s to pick up my sweater, but when I arrived, Mr. Wong regretfully informed me that his brother, too, had failed to remove the red blotch. “No charge,” said Wong, “but you must take sweater elsewhere to clean.

The Moral: … Two Wongs cannot make a white.” Emoji  



Tuesday’s Movie Trivia of the day!‘ What movie is this quote from???  Man: “You know, blackjack is the only game where a good player has a mathematical advantage over the house.” Woman: “Really? Are you a professional?”  Man: “No. Are you?”  

ANSWER: Vegas Vacation! Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) said this to a pretty woman at the blackjack table, in a failed attempt to impress her. As predictable, the woman got very insulted and walked away. The blackjack dealer (Wallace Shawn) gave Clark a mean look and proceeded to drain him of 300 dollars in fifteen minutes. To put it mildly, Clark did not have a winning time in Vegas. Mr. Poppagiorgio did, however.

Wednesday Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “I’ll tell you what. We’ll tell Fred that you were doing a great job taking care of his car. But you parked it out back last night, and in the morning it was gone. We report it to the police, D-Day takes care of the wreck, and your brother’s insurance company buys him a new car.”



Tuesday’s Quizzler is……….

Diophantus was a Greek mathematician who lived in the third century. He was one of the first mathematicians to use algebraic symbols.

Most of what is known about Diophantus’s life comes from an algebraic riddle from around the early sixth century. The riddle states:

Diophantus’s youth lasted one sixth of his life. He grew a beard after one twelfth more. After one seventh more of his life, he married. 5 years later, he and his wife had a son. The son lived exactly one half as long as his father, and Diophantus died four years after his son. 

How many years did Diophantus live?  

ANSWER:  The riddle, the “facts” of which may or may not be true, results in the following equation:

x/6 + x/12 + x/7 + 5 + x/2 + 4 = x

where x is Diophantus’s age at the time of his death.

Therefore, Diophantus lived exactly 84 years.


Wednesday’s Quizzler is……….

The following ten words can be divided into two groups of five words. The words within each group will share a common characteristic. What are the two groups? Which words belong in those groups?

dam late lice linger per son stern tent under use

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