WELCOME to TUESDAY JULY 13, 2021
In George Washington’s days, there were no cameras. One’s image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are “limbs,” therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression. “Okay, but it’ll cost you an arm and a leg.”
As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year! (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. The wigs couldn’t be washed, so to clean them they could carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy.
Hence the term “big wig.” Today we often use the term “here comes the Big Wig” because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.
In the late 1700s, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board was folded down from the wall and used for dining. The “head of the household” always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Once in a while, a guest (who was almost always a man) would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal .. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. Sitting in the chair, one was called the “chair man.”
Today in business we use the expression or title “Chairman or Chairman of the Board.”
Needless to say, personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee’s wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman’s face she was told “mind your own bee’s wax.” Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term “crack a smile?” Also, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt and therefore the expression “losing face.”
That’s my story and I’m sticking too it! Have a HAPPY TUESDAY! people, stay safe, and
whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“Airbnb is planning to launch a luxury service for mansions. They say it’s perfect for
people who want to have everything stolen from their mansion.” -Jimmy Fallon
“Spirit Airlines recently gave a family 21 years of free travel after a mother went into
labor and gave birth mid-flight. Though they probably should have given those
free flights to the guy sitting next to her.” -Seth Meyers
How did people first figure out that it was cicadas that make that noise? I could see
that taking a long time. I bet there was like a thousand years where people were like,
‘Yeah, the trees are screaming. They do that in the summer.’
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
My job is in the aerospace industry, and it’s always been a challenge to explain what kind of work I do.
At one gathering, I tried several unsuccessful attempted explanations before deciding to be as generic
as possible. When the subject came up while I was talking with a group of guys, I replied simply, “Defense contractor.”
The men nodded, and as the conversation went on, I silently declared victory to myself. Then, one of
them turned to me and asked, “So, what do you put up mainly? Chain-link?” 😱😳😁😎
Mondays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”
Answer: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!
The quote, probably the most famous quote of the entire movie, is made by Matthew Broderick (Ferris), who is also the narrator. Ferris must figure out ways he can keep from getting caught skipping school. He justifies this idea by making the above quote to the audience. This makes us sympathize with Ferris. He has a few tricks up his sleeves though, and he is aided by his friend Cameron,(Ruck) and his girlfriend, Sloane,(Sara). The trio gets into a lot of sticky situations, including stealing Cameron’s father’s car, almost being spotted by Ferris’ father, and getting kicked out of a restaurant. Although Ferris and his sister Jeanie (Grey) seem to hate one another, she helps Ferris in the end.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was released in 1986, and starred Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey and Mia Sara. It was directed by John Hughes.
Tuesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“First you gotta do the Truffle Shuffle.”
TODAYS MOVIE DIVA AWARD GOES TO MS. KIM HILLYARD FOR SUPER SOLVING! 🙏🙏🙏🙇♀️
Monday’s Quizzler is….
What phrase is this?
Interrogator. “Who stole the gold?”
Thyme. “It was Basil.”
Answer: Only time will tell. lit. Only the herb Thyme (time) will tell who stole the gold.
MONDAY’S PURE GENIUS AWARD GOES TO MS. LINDA NOSKO FOR SUPER SOLVING. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙇♀️
Tuesday’s Quizzler is…….
A traveler who stopped to rest under a nut tree noticed a huge pumpkin growing on a thin vine near by.
“How foolish are the ways of nature,” the traveler muttered. “If things were as they should be, this big, strong tree would hold the large pumpkins, and the spindly vine would hold the small nuts. Now if I made the world, that is how I’d have done it!”
If indeed, he had “made the world”, what flaw could there be with such a logical arrangement: big, strong trees growing big heavy crops, and small vines, small crops?
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