264In this blogposting…
*A Quote from Kev
*Some Stuff From Peter
*Dave Shannon’s Searching Questions Of The Week
Now - tread softly, for you tread on my dreams…
The latest AGM took place, as planned, at Saltwell Towers in Gateshead. Linda, Vivienne, Hildie, Sid and yours truly enjoyed copious amounts of coffee, tea, cake, chocolate biscuits and the odd muffin (as it were).
I’ve just realised how stuffily middle-class and middle-aged that sounds. Experienced truckshunters will know, however, that that is precisely what it was not. Our well-established ‘public nuisance’ level was kept satisfactorily high, although - just for a change - there was some serious talk scattered amongst the guffaws.
It was all the more delectable because Saltwell Park is so luscious and so beautifully well maintained; and, of course, because of the wonderful Spring weather. The park is fairly sheltered and I’m convinced that the temperature crept up to the high teens (although that could have been wishful thinking on my part). In any case, the daffodils and crocuses (croci?) are out at last, the trees are coming into leaf and the bees have started to buzz.
It was lovely; a splendid time!
Linda noticed that, near where we were AGM-ing, they’re building a scaled-down Tyne Bridge in the park. Except that, on closer inspection, it appears to be only one half of the bridge. Can anyone throw some light on this? Is it the same ‘model’ that was displayed at BALTIC when it opened? And why are they only building half of it?
Or have we got this entirely wrong?
A QUOTE FROM KEV...
‘Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm’.
...AND SOME STUFF FROM PETER...
...who emailed me with the following snippets…
‘Bob Holness (‘I'll have a p please Bob’) is supposed to have played saxophone on Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street'
(Never mind ‘supposed to’, Peter. Did he or didn’t he?)
AND 'Heather Small and Rick Astley are half brother/sister; same mother, different dads. Apparently you can hear it in their voices!!!!!’
DAVE SHANNON’S SEARCHING QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK
I received this intriguing and thought-provoking email from Dave a few days ago. Try to obey the in-built instructions as you go…
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three of
whom were deaf, two of whom were blind, one mentally disabled, and she had
syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?
Now - read the next question before looking at the response for that first one.
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three candidates:
- Candidate A:
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists.
He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10
Martinis a day.
- Candidate B:
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in
college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening..
- Candidate C:
He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks
an occasional beer and has never committed adultery.
Which of these candidates would be your choice?
Decide first... No peeking, and then scroll down for the response.
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:
If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.
Pretty interesting isn't it?
Makes a person think before judging someone.
Amateurs ... Built the ark
Professionals ... Built the Titanic
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