Friday’s Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers and Teases!


Historical Prognostications….

“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.”
~ Dr. Lee DeForest, ‘Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television.’

“The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.”
~ Admiral William Leahy , US Atomic Bomb Project

“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
~ Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
~ Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
~ Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.”
~ The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

“But what is it good for?”
~ Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
~ Bill Gates, 1981

“This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us,”
~ Western Union internal memo, 1876.

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?”
~ David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible,”
~ A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper,”
~ Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in “Gone With The Wind.”

“A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make,”
~ Response to Debbi Fields’ idea of starting Mrs. Fields’ Cookies.

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out,”
~ Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible,”
~ Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

“If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this,”
~ Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads.

“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy,”
~ Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.”
~ Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University , 1929.

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value,”
~ Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre , France .

“Everything that can be invented has been invented,”
~ Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899

“The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the water that flows over Niagara Falls to cool the heat generated by the number of vacuum tubes required.”
~ Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University

“I don’t know what use any one could find for a machine that would make copies of documents. It certainly couldn’t be a feasible business by itself.”
~ the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox.

“Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.”
~ Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse , 1872

“The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon.”
~ Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1873.

And last but not least…

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
~ Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a GREAT WEEKEND 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

All men are equal before fish.
Herbert Hoover

People who think they know everything are
a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Isaac Asimov

My pessimism extends to the point of even
suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
Jean Rostand

Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
Katharine Hepburn

Originality is the fine art of remembering what
you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Laurence J. Peter

Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
I’ve sure gotten old! I have outlived my feet and my teeth. I’ve had two bypass surgeries,
a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes can’t hear anything quieter
than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts.
Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can’t remember
if I’m 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver’s license! 🤨

Thursdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“Sonny, you could give up.”
“Give up? Right. Have you ever been in prison?”

Answer: Dog Day Afternoon!
This movie is based on a true story of an attempted bank robbery in Brooklyn, New York in 1972, that degenerated into a media and neighborhood circus. In this scene would-be bank robber Sonny (Al Pacino) is talking by telephone to a TV anchorman, while the robbery is underway with his partner Sal (John Cazale). The anchorman suggests the first line and Sonny replies with the second. In the 1976 Academy Awards, “Dog Day Afternoon” won one Oscar and was nominated for five others, including Best Picture. Best Picture that year was won by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The real character on which Sal was based was killed in the resulting standoff and the real Sonny was sentenced to 20 years in a federal penitentiary.

Friday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“A buffer. Someone in between you and your possible superiors who passed on to you the actual order to kill someone.”
“Oh yeah, a buffer. The family had a lot of buffers!”

Thursday’s Quizzler is….​
Six letters have I, and many more;
One word tells what the others are for;
Conceal a thing is what I do;
So what am I? Need a clue?

Answer: A riddle!

Friday’s Quizzler is…….
In a sylasearch I give you a syllable-starter, which is the first syllable in the words you are to find. I will also give you a listing of the other syllables that you must use to figure out the 7 words.

Syllable List – al, cras, fes, file, ly, mo, nate, noun, po, si, sion, tec, ter, ti, tion, tor

Syllable-starter: pro

How many syllables each word has:

  1. (2)
  2. (2)
  3. (3)
  4. (3)
  5. (4)
  6. (4)
  7. (5)

LOOK for answers to today’s quizzlers in MONDAY’s Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers & Teases! Like this newsletter? Want to receive it daily? Also, if you are on the list and do not want to continue to receive this email and would like your name removed from this distribution list, please send an email to the Eucman at,


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