Monday, August 30, 2004

"Changing The Course of History Thru Kindness"

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings... An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. "I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life." "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly. "I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of." And that he did. Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin. Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

(My THANKS to "Blondie" for this.)

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

"Miss Cherry Ames!"

Found this old hardcover from 1952 at the local library sale for a quarter. You know just lends itself to parody! X^{D


No.10: No. No, I didn't realize that anteaters and tapirs were native animals of Paraguay.

No.9: "Why are you showing me that? I'm just a janitor that stole a stethoscope!"

No.8: "Darn! This smock is stained! Thank goodness that stuff was white!

No.7: "Got any hard liquor? I've got to operate."

No.6: "Tack on an extra forty bucks to that bill for every time I looked at his chart. I need a new golf bag!"

No.5: "Then we showed him a pig's liver and told him we had to remove it! Haa!"

No.4: "Wasn't your first book titled, Cherry Ames to Please?

No.3: "Miss Ames, could you take a look at this rash?"

No.2: "You DO know this isn't a FREE clinic?"

And, the No.1 Comment:

"Your name IS Cherry..right?"

Saturday, August 21, 2004

"To Both Protect AND Serve..."

In honor of the many fine officers of the law in this land, I present to you the new NUDE POLICEMANS' CALENDER, which features both men AND women!

Monday, August 16, 2004

"I Remember When Rock Was Young"

Remembering The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley, on this the 27th. Anniversary of his death.

Monday, August 09, 2004

"Beauty Remembered"

Time, has finally Killed The Beauty, That Killed The Beast".

Fay Wray had died at Age 96.