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  2. The best results come from hard work, imagination and patience.

    1. Kitt


      Most peeps have trouble with the last part!

  3. Today



    I had amnesia once - maybe twice.








    Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life.














    My first day on the job at an IKEA store, I was told by my boss that

    employees needed to go to the meeting room before every shift.   


    I asked why.                                                                                                 


    He said, "Assembly required."                                                                   






    Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas.





    20+ Hilariously Amusing Unexpected Fails

    Everyone makes mistakes. Some make mistakes privately on a small scale, others mess up big time. And these mistakes are often amusing because everyone but the management can see them.


    Ever seen an inappropriate road sign? Almost everyone sees it, laughs at it, and shares it on social media. However it still never reaches the management and thus it continues to stay. Similarly we see hilarious signs in supermarket that are known to all the shoppers but none of the workers see them. or maybe they simply choose to ignore them. Whatever the case, they’re seriously hilarious.

    In this post we have listed up photos of more than 20 amusing and unexpected fails that exist all around us.



    #7 - OMG Barbie what have they done to you









    While picking up a prescription, I noticed that the woman who    

    gave me my medication was wearing a beautiful mother's ring.   


    "I love your ring," I said. "It's very similar to mine." And I held out  

    my hand to show her. Each ring had three birthstones. "You have

    three children too?" I asked.                                                                  


    "Well, no," the woman replied. "When my daughter picked this out

    for me, she liked the rings with three settings the best. So I have 

    a birthstone for two daughters, and this one," she said while          

    pointing to the center gem, "is for the cat."                                          















    Why do black widow spiders kill their males after mating?


    To stop the snoring before it starts.






    Tomorrow: The best labor saving device of today.










    22 October






    Nat. Color Day


    Nat. Nut Day

    Clean Up the Earth Day

    Eat a Pretzel Day

    Internat. Caps Lock Day (obs

    annually on Oct 22nd & Jun 28th)

    Internat. Shuttering

         / Awareness Day

    Nat. Knee Day

    Smart is Cool Day



    22 October


    2008 - India Launches its First Lunar Mission

    The unmanned space probe called Chandrayaan-1 was

    launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The

    probe successfully landed on the Moon on November 14,

    2008, making India the 5th country to land a spacecraft on the



    1957 - François Duvalier takes office

    François Duvalier, also known as Papa Doc, became the

    President of Haiti.


    1936 - End of the Long March in China

    The Long March, a 6000-mile journey made by members of the

    Red Army led by Mao Zedong came to an end. The March was

    undertaken as a way to escape the Nationalist army of Chiang

    Kai-shek. The end of the March is also known in China as the

    “union of the three armies”.


    1884 - International Meridian Conference Adopts

                 Greenwich, England as initial longitudinal meridian

    26 countries participated in the conference which was held in

    Washington, D.C. In addition to making the meridian passing

    through the Observatory of Greenwich as the initial meridian

    for longitude or 0 degree longitude, the conference also

    defined a universal day which would “begin for all the world at

    the moment of mean midnight at the initial meridian, coinciding

    with the beginning of the civil day and date of that meridian;

    and is to be counted from zero up to twenty-four hours”.


    1779 - First Person to Jump With a Parachute

    French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin jumped out of a

    balloon over Parc Monceau in Paris using a silk parachute that

    he made himself.





    1973 - Ichiro Suzuki

    Japanese baseball player


    1949 - Arsène Wenger

    French footballer, manager


    1870 - Ivan Bunin

    Russian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate


    1844 - Louis Riel

    Canadian politician


    1811 - Franz Liszt

    Hungarian pianist, composer





    2002 - Richard Helms

    American diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence


    1995 - Kingsley Amis

    English author, poet, critic


    1954 - Jibanananda Das

    Bengali poet


    1906 - Paul Cézanne

    French painter


      741 - Charles Martel

    Frankish military leader, politician




    Did you know?

    Self-Discipline - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    How to stick to a diet - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    Weird Facts About the Flatworms - WTF Fun Fact





































































































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    1. Show previous comments  8 more
    2. droughtquake


      Of course you’d think of squash!  ;–)

    3. droughtquake


      Wouldn’t ’te’ or ‘kaffe’ be more appropriate?  ;–)

    4. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      I'm surprised @Timothy M. didn't weigh in with some reference to SATW.  :lol:


      "Bae" is an English acronym which means "before anyone else". In Danish, however, it translates as "poop".

  5. I find it quite lovely when readers react almost exactly like @Rambling Robin does when reading one of my chapters. :lol:

  6. Hello R. Eric. Here, just over 2 yrs and one the sites' most prolific and popular authors. I think that just about says it all! If there was any doubt, your 17,842 point reputation put a stop to that. Thank you for your time and effort, well done my friend.

    I want to wish you a very Happy 58th Birthday and that your party was a good one.


    Take care


  7. Happy Birthday!

  8. “You surprised the hell out of me,” I muttered remembering the kiss in the pool back at the YMCA. (Proof that I am writing).. tis the last sentence I wrote tonight. 

  9. Made gnocchi soup for dinner. I've come a long way since I joined GA. Back then, I was lucky not to burn my house down. 

    1. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      Was it tasty?  :)

  10. @Kristais dressing her boy up as Grumpy Bear. I wonder if @Slytherin feels honoured that someone wants to dress up like her :)

    1. Slytherin


      She does ?? Nice !  :funny:   :D 

  11. Am I the only person that thinks the google symbol is a frowny face and disappointed in me each time I log on?

  12. Yesterday
  13. My latest story, In Sam's Room, is up and can be read at:




    It's another tale about the dark side of human emotions. So...


    Happy reading, if that is the right phrase.

  14. Gravitas n. Dignity, seriousness, or solemnity in manner. “He has the necessary gravitas to lead the company.”

  15. pandas-exposed.jpg

    Tucker Carlson is looking pretty fierce too.

  16. Thanks for reading "Bound & Bound"! I hope you are enjoying the ride :) 

  17. Back home after a lovely weekend. Went to a used book sale, and came home with bags full. Now to find shelf space for them! 

    1. northie


      How will you find time to read them all?  ;)

    2. Mikiesboy



    3. jamessavik


      I love the smell of used book sales any time of day. Smells like... victory!

  18. Do not judge a person by where they come from from  Judge them how far they traveled.


  19. Have a good day. Happy Birthday.




    Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?


    Are they afraid someone will clean them?






    Five days of the week, my body is a temple.


    The other two, it's an amusement park!






    You can't have everything, where would you put it?
















    Is it weird that one nipple is bigger


    than my other two?








    What do you get when you mix a cheetah and a hamburger?



















    Long, long ago an old Indian chief was about to die, so he called

    for Geronimo and Falling Rocks, the two bravest warriors in his  

    tribe.  The chief instructed each to go out and seek buffalo          

    skins.  Whoever returned with the most skins would be chief.      


    About a month later Geronimo came back with one hundred        

    pelts, but Falling Rocks never returned.  Even today as you drive 

    throughout the West you can see signs saying:                                 


    WATCH OUT FOR FALLING ROCKS.                                                     


















    How does a cup steal from you? He mugs you.








    When I go jogging, I listen to a portable CD player,


    so people think I've been running for 10 years.








    Only in America ... do banks leave both doors open and


    then chain the pens to the counters.








    21 October






    Nat. Pumpkin Cheese Cake Day


    Nat. Reptile Awareness Day

    Apple Day

    Count Your Buttons Day

    Babbling Day

    Celebration of the Mind Day

    Internat. Day of the Nacho

    Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders

              / Prevention Day

    Garbanzo Bean Day

    World Toy Camera Day

    Nat. Sunday School Teacher

    / Appreciation Day (3rd Sun in Oct)




    21 October


    2014 - Oscar Pistorius Convicted for 5 Years

    The South African Paralympic Champion was on trial for the

    murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He was sentenced 

    to a maximum of five years for culpable homicide. He was

    released on parole for good behavior in October 2015.

    However, in December 2015, South Africa's Supreme Court of

    Appeal upgraded the charges to murder and found him guilty of



    1983 - The 17th General Conference on Weights and

                 Measures Ends

    The conference passed a resolution defining a meter as the

    distance traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of

    about three hundred millionth of a second. Before this, the

    meter or metre was assigned several different definitions. In

    1793, it was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance

    between the Earth's Equator and the North Pole. In 1960, it

    was once again redefined by the 11th General Conference of

    Weights and Measures as equal to “1650763,73 wavelengths

    in vacuum of the radiation corresponding to the transition

    between the levels 2p10 and 5d5 of the krypton 86 atom.”


    1969 - Coup in Somalia

    Siad Barre staged a military coup against the government the

    day after the death of Abdirashid Ali Shermarke, the then

    president of Somalia.


    1959 - The Guggenheim Opens its Doors

    The Guggenheim Museum displays works from some of the

    world’s most celebrated and sought-after contemporary artists.

    Situated in the Manhattan area of New York, the museum was

    first opened in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting.

    It was then named the Guggenheim Museum in 1952, after the

    death of the founder of the foundation that runs it, Solomon R.

    Guggenheim. The current museum building was designed by

    American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and was opened to

    public on this day.


    1943 - Provisional Government of Free India Declared by

                 Subhas Chandra Bose

    Bose, an exiled Indian nationalist and a key figure in the Indian

    Independence Movement declared the creation of Azad Hind

    or Free India during a mass rally in Singapore. Netaji (leader),

    as he was fondly called by his followers, was unanimously

    declared as the Head of State, Prime Minister, and Minister for

    War of the new government. The government-in-exile did not

    have any territory to govern until Japan gave them the

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands, occupied by the Japanese in

    1942, to run. A few days later after declaring the existence of

    Azad Hind, the provisional government joined the Second

    World War by declaring war on the Allies.





    1986 - Natalee Holloway

    American missing person


    1980 - Kim Kardashian

    American model, actress


    1956 - Carrie Fisher

    American actress, screenwriter, author


    1949 - Benjamin Netanyahu

    Israeli politician, 9th Prime Minister of Israel


    1772 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    English poet, philosopher





    2014 - Gough Whitlam

    Australian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia


    2012 - George McGovern

    American politician, historian, author


    2003 - Elliott Smith

    American singer-songwriter, guitarist


    1969 - Jack Kerouac

    American author, poet


    1805 - Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

    English Admiral





    Did you know?

    Reindeer - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?

    Home ownership in America - WTF Fun Fact





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    1. Show previous comments  3 more
    2. droughtquake



      Obviously, SpaceX should have consulted with the Australian Space Agency when they were designing their reusable booster rockets…  ;–)

    3. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      International Day of the Nacho? Now I want some.  :gikkle:


      During the 2011 London riots, the looting and vandalism was almost totally avoided by bookshops. One man said his store would probably stay open during the unrest, stating: "If they stole some books, they might actually learn something."

    4. Puppilull


      Mama possum - unending patience. 


      I'd like to make a joke on mall rats, but I can't think of any... 😆

  21. @Brucie


    Hi Brucie, welcome to GA. Since you say you like all genres, everything and anything here should be of interest to you. You have already given out your first like (reaction point), which is more than some who have been here over a decade have done. Get involved or just read and enjoy yourself, what ever makes you happy.

    I do want to wish you a very Happy 79th Birthday and that you had an awesome day.


    Take care


  22. Yeah... new league record too.



    1. Show previous comments  3 more
    2. BHopper2


      Yes. 33 shots on goal means the Lightning shot the puck at the goal 33 times and it was blocked or went past the Goalie. It doesn't count the other shots blocked by other players or ones that sail by the net. The Chicago goalie was being pressured big time and gave up three goals during the 2nd.

    3. Kitt


      LOL thanks for the explanation but I know what a shot on goal is!

    4. BHopper2
  23. Last week
  24. The edit of Running with the Pack has now hit the halfway point with the posting of chapters 21 through 25.  I hope you all enjoy the new content. 

    1. Backwoods Boy

      Backwoods Boy

      Great!  More reading, if I ever find the time.

    2. Normischell


      Awesomesauce!  Just in time for bathtub reading!

  25. Got a haircut. And no @Page Scrawler I ain't posting a pic! 😝

    1. Show previous comments  6 more
    2. Drew Espinosa

      Drew Espinosa

      @CassieQ and @Page Scrawler Fine! I cave, I'll post a pic tonight after I shower. :P 

    3. dughlas


      Will you be wearing just a bath towel?

    4. clochette


      Lol I'm with DDK, a mohawk would be fun :gikkle:

      @ancientrichard hair being on top, a pie having a haircut would just be a pie crust, isn't it?

  26. I've posted another story to my collection Care Studies in Modern Life.


    Hopefully, if all goes well, the story will be available to read tomorrow.


    Happy waiting.

  27. Bit of a freak out this morning when I woke at 6:00 and realized Baby J hadn’t woken me up during the night! A rush to where he was sleeping and there he was, still sound asleep. Now wondering if him sleeping through the night was a one time thing or if I can look forward to more mornings of waking in a panic, lol

    1. Mann Ramblings

      Mann Ramblings

      It's fun to watch new moms. :D 

    2. Reader1810


      Your little man is growing up, Renee. :) 




    The Miss Universe pageant is fixed.


    All the winners are from Earth.








    Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.


















    What did the hurricane say to the palm tree?



    Better hold onto your nuts because this is no ordinary blowjob.








    As I watched the dog chasing his tail I thought


    "Dogs are easily amused",


    then I realized I was watching the dog chasing his tail.



















    The policeman arrived at the scene of an accident to find that a

    car had struck a telephone pole. Searching for witnesses, he     

    discovered a pale, nervous young man in work clothes who        

    claimed he was an eyewitness.                                                           


    "Exactly where were you at the time of the accident?" inquired   

    the officer.                                                                                               


    "Sir," exclaimed the telephone lineman, "I was at the top of the   



















    What has a head, a tail, and no body?


    A coin!








    A memorandum is written not to inform


    the reader, but to protect the writer.








    Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it.









    20 October






    Nat. Youth Confidence Day

    Nat. Sweetest Day (3rd Sat in Oct)


    Nat. Brandied Fruit Day

    Internat. Independent Video

             / Store Day (3rd Sat in Oct)

    Birth of the Bab

    Bridge Day (3rd Sat in Oct)

    I Love Yarn Day (Sat of 2nd full

                                          / week in Oct)

    Internat. Sloth Day

    Miss American Rose Day

    Nat. Call-in Day for Health Reform

    Nat. Suspenders Day

    Internat. Day of the Air Traffic

              / Controller

    World Osteoporosis Day



    20 October


    2011 - Muammar Gaddafi is Captured

    The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, is captured

    by the National Transitional Council Forces. He was killed by

    the troops soon after.


    1982 - Luzhniki Disaster

    A stampede during a UEFA Cup soccer (football) match

    between Dutch club Haarlem and the Moscovian football club,

    Spartak at the Lenin Stadium in Moscow left about 60 people



    1973 - Sydney Opera House Opens its Doors

    The iconic building, which was declared as a World Heritage

    Site by UNESCO, was designed by Danish architect Jørn

    Oberg Utzon. Construction on the performing arts center began

    in March 1959 and cost over $100 million.


    1968 - Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis

    Former American first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, married

    Greek shipping magnet, Aristotle Onassis


    1962 - War Breaks Out Between India and China

    The month-long border dispute began after the Chinese

    launched a two-pronged attack on the border between the two

    countries. During the duration of hostilities, China and India did

    not officially declare war on each other nor cut off any

    diplomatic ties. The conflict ended with China taking control of

    Aksai Chin and both countries accepting a de facto border

    along what is now known as Line of Control.





    1971 - Snoop Dogg

    American rapper, producer, actor


    1958 - Viggo Mortensen

    American actor


    1950 - Tom Petty

    American singer-songwriter, musician


    1931 - Mickey Mantle

    American baseball player


    1859 - John Dewey

    American philosopher, psychologist





    2011 - Muammar Gaddafi

    Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya


    1984 - Paul Dirac

    English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate


    1964 - Herbert Hoover

    American politician, 31st President of the United States


    1950 - Henry L. Stimson

    American statesman, lawyer, politician


    1890 - Richard Francis Burton

    English soldier, geographer, diplomat





    Did you know?

    Switzerland invasion of Liechstenstein - WTF Fun Fact





    Did you know?






    Did you know?

    People Raised in Warmer Climates are Friendlier - WTF Fun Fact







































































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    2. Ivor Slipper

      Ivor Slipper


      Nat. Suspenders Day


      I've been hanging on waiting for today to arrive. :)

    3. Puppilull


      I think Lucas would say the moose in Sweden are pretty invincible too. Though I doubt he holds a grudge, since that's how he met Joel. ;)


      As for the impact of cold climates on people... I'll let you the the judge of that. 

    4. droughtquake



      I think Lucas would say the moose in Sweden are pretty invincible too. Though I doubt he holds a grudge, since that's how he met Joel. ;)


      As for the impact of cold climates on people... I'll let you the the judge of that. 

      @Puppilull, I’ll be able to make a better decision after you’ve sent me my own Joel…  ;–)

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