Here’s a cute story. You’re out walking your dog when he sees another dog and breaks away. You call for him to come back…clap, whistle, beg, plead, threaten, but nothing works…he’s too busy sniffing and playing with the other dog. After a while he finally trots back to you and says “Yeah, I knew him from obedience school…”
Here’s a not so cute story. When Michael Jordan was named to the Basketball Hall of Fame 2 years ago, I wondered if the vote was unanimous. The official website is mum. Googling “unanimous selection” and “basketball hall of fame,” his name doesn’t show, so I’m guessing the answer is, incredibly, “no.” But who in their right mind wouldn’t have voted for Michael Jordan?
(1) Sometimes it’s not the lock, it’s the key…literally and figuratively…
(2) To me, “faith” means doing something regardless of the consequences.
(3) The Talmud says: The Sun will set without your assistance.
…altho quoting Mark Twain in another context…
“I did send along a nice note saying I approved of it…”
(4) See (5).
(5) See (4). This is the closest we get in everyday life to infinity.
(6) Winston Churchill: A fanatic can’t change his mind & won’t change the subject.
(7) Not counting Eddie “The Midget” Gaedel, at least 6 baseball players are tied for
the shortest ever at 5′ 3″…including Harry Chappas, Yo-Yo Davalillo, and Stubby Magner.
(8) A politician was described this way:
He could never see a belt without hitting below it.
(9) OK…from yesterday, I think now maybe I do get it. “Chipped dishes never break”
means the only ones you drop and break are the good ones, not the chipped ones…
(10) Classic from Steven Wright…he went to a restaurant that served
“breakfast at any time”…so he ordered French Toast from the Renaissance.
(11) Fear not…any time you can’t find your pen, an angel gets its wings!
(12) Or as we used to say in chemistry class…
If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.
(13) Maybe bees just know how to look busy…a trick they learned from beavers.
(see today’s abbreviated G4BB at DFHC, link at the right under Blogroll.)
George Lazenby played a one-shot James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969. Roger Moore took over the roll in 1973’s Live and Let Die. Both times, however, one of the actors auditioned for the role of 007 was Jeremy Brett…seen here, left to right, in 1974, 1978, and as the quintessential Sherlock Holmes in the early 1990s.
(And please notice, altho we are talking about British actors and British film productions, I used “one-shot” instead of “one-off”…because, guess what?…I’m an American. Duh. )
Still, my point is, do you see James Bond in any of these pictures? I dunno…