Tag Archives: Life

“Near Utopian Conditions”

A document was found in a demolished structure in Lichfield, England dated 1852. It lists the rules and regulations that the employees of a Burnley cotton mill office must follow.

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Pun Of The Weak: Giving

When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing. Note: I’ll be away from the blogosphere and the internet in general for the next week or so since I am now doing a project which needs my full attention. … Continue reading

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A Facebook Friend Request That Sent Someone To Jail

In 2007, Dylan Osborn of England was jailed over a Facebook friend request. How? Here’s the story. Osborn said that when he joined Facebook, an automated window appeared asking if he would like to send “friend requests” to everyone on his … Continue reading

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Quotable #9: The Future

“Prognostications are a notable proof of the wild curiosity of our nature, grasping at and anticipating future things, as if we had not enough to do to digest the present.” – Anon.

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Eight Degrees Of Drunkenness

The Ape-drunk, who leaps and sings and hollers The Lion-drunk, who is quarrelsome and rude The Swine-drunk, who is sleepy and lumpish The Sheep-drunk, wise in his own conceit, but unable to speak The Maudlin-drunk, who declares he loves all … Continue reading

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Random Joke #3: Theory Vs. Reality

During a math class… Teacher: John, if a gallon of fuel oil cost $3 and you paid your distributor $600, how many gallons of oil will be delivered to you? John: Maybe around 190 gallons. Teacher: No, that’s not the … Continue reading

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He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best

Many of us are familiar with the proverb “He who laughs last, laughs best.” (which is probably from the  Italian proverb “Ride bene chi ride l’ultimo”). The following are some more thoughts about last laughs. “He who laughs last has … Continue reading

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