WELCOME to WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12, 2020
BEING CREATIVE WITH TROUBLESOME KIN
You are working on your family genealogy and for sake of example, let’s
say that your great-great uncle, Remus Starr, a fellow lacking in character,
was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889.
A cousin has supplied you with the only known photograph of Remus, showing
him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture are the words:
“Remus Starr: Horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison, 1885. Escaped 1887,
robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged, 1889.”
Pretty grim situation, right? But let’s revise things a bit. We simply crop the picture,
scan in an enlarged image and edit it with image processing software so that all that is seen is a head shot.
Next, we rewrite the text:
“Remus Starr was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire
grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad.
Beginning in 1885, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.”
Hey I’m just saying. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a WONDERFUL
WEDNESDAY people, stay safe, and whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up!
Peace, I am outta here! Eucman!
Quotes of the Day
It is now well known, however, that men enter local politics
solely as a result of being unhappily married.
I was married by a judge. I should
have asked for a jury.
There once was an old man of Lyme who married three
wives at a time when asked, ‘Why a third?’ he replied
‘One’s absurd! and bigamy, sir, is a crime!’
If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a
lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path.
Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn’t be
a strain. Life has strains in it, and he’s the person
I want to strain with.
I never married because there was no need. I have three
pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband.
I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which
swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
Marriage is nature’s way of keeping
us from fighting with strangers.
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes….
Every day a peddler pulled his cart of wool from his home to the village market.
It was a long trip. He had to travel around the perimeter of a large lake that was
owned by the town tycoon, a modern-day scrooge. One day during the winter the
lake frozen over. The peddler realized that he could cut off two miles from his trip
if he crossed over the lake. He was spotted halfway across the lake by the tycoon.
Scrooge came racing out of his mansion and screamed at the peddler,
“I’ll be darned if I let anyone pull the wool over my ice!”
Monday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? ”
“Sir, would you mind taking your feet off the table and put your shoes on, please?” “Yeah, I would mind. I’m havin’ a bad night.”
In this scene manager of the fictional Tangiers casino, Billy Sherbert (Don Rickles), has politely asked a gambler at a card table (Craig Vincent) this first line and he has replied with the second. Although the characters in “Casino” were fictionalized, the story was based on actual incidents and people. In the 1996 Academy Awards, Sharon Stone (she played call girl/wife Ginger McKenna Rothstein) was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role but lost the Oscar to Susan Sarandon in “Dead Man Walking.” Two historical notes: 1) Oscar Goodman, who played a small part in the movie as Sam Rothstein’s attorney, was subsequently elected the Mayor of Las Vegas. 2) the real Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal (the movie character Sam “Ace” Rothstein, played by Robert De Niro, was based on his life) was permanently banned from the state of Nevada.
Wednesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from????
“But Delta’s already on probation.” “They are? Well, as of this moment, they’re on *double, secret* probation!”
Monday’s Quizzler is….
How is failure represented in the rebus below?
Answer: Failure is not an option.
Wednesday’s Quizzler is…….
Can you decipher the musical instruments represented below?
1. P O
2. BA BA
4. @ # $ %
LOOK for answers to today’s quizzlers in THURSDAYS, Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers & Teases!
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