“A man in Vietnam was hospitalized after doctors realized that he had a pair of scissors in his digestive system that had been left there by a previous surgery that he had 18 years ago. I mean this guy is so lucky. Come on, free scissors! The sad part is after they sewed him up the second time the doctor was like, ‘Wait, where’s my watch?'” -James Corden
An influential Londoner wound up a business trip to the
Orient with a visit to Taipei. At a luncheon he was asked
to say a few words. Since he spoke not a word of Chinese,
his address was to be translated by an interpreter sentence
“I want you to know,” he began, “I’m tickled to death to be
asked here today.”
A look of panicked confusion appeared on the interpreter’s
face. “This poor man,” he said in Chinese, “Scratches him-
self until he dies, only to be with you today.” 😳
“Fats, let’s you and I shoot a game of straight pool.”
Answer: The Hustler!
In this scene pool hustler “Fast Eddie” Felson (Paul Newman) meets Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason), who is acknowledged to be the best pool player in the country. Eddie is anxious to play Fats and thinks he can beat him. Fats says line one and Eddie replies with line two. After a few hours of playing, Eddie is winning but professional gambler Bert Gordon (George C. Scott), who is watching the match, says to Fats, “Stay with this kid. He’s a loser.” There are quite a few thought-provoking scenes in this movie discussing the relative importance of talent vs. character in winning. In case you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t spoil it for you by revealing the outcome!
“Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”
“And then some.”
1. Our – Start
2. Strip – Tumble
3. Clause – Idea
4. Cash – Broom
5. Plight – Lam
2. Trip – Stumble
3. Cause – Ideal
4. Crash – Boom
5. Light – Lamp
You are on your way to visit your Grandma, who lives at the end of the valley. It’s her birthday, and you want to give her the cakes you’ve made.
Between your house and her house, you have to cross 7 bridges, and as it goes in the land of make believe, there is a troll under every bridge! Each troll, quite rightly, insists that you pay a troll toll. Before you can cross their bridge, you have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as they are kind trolls, they each give you back a single cake.
How many cakes do you have to leave home with to make sure that you arrive at Grandma’s with exactly 2 cakes?