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    Artificial intelligence is no match

    for natural stupidity.






    As a mother was bribing her little boy with     

    a quarter so he would behave, she said,          

    "Why do I always have to pay you to be good?


    Why can't you be good for nothing                    

    like your dad?"                                                       






    Okay, who stopped the payment on my reality check?
















    A clean desk is a sign of a cluttered desk drawer.






    I got a part in a movie called "Cocaine".

    I only have one line.






    I think it's wrong that only one company

    makes the game Monopoly.






    At work, we often use abbreviations 

    when we fill out forms. I called a       

    customer the other day and, reading

    from my printout, asked, "Are you     

    still a fun director?"                            


    After a pause, he replied, "I'm a         

    funeral director."                                   






    It takes patience to listen.. it takes

    skill to pretend you're listening.







    16 August





    Nat. Tell a Joke Day

    Nat. Rum Day

    Nat. Airborne Day


    Nat. Roller Coaster Day

    Nat. Bratwurst Day

    True Love Forever Day



    16 August


    1987 - First Day of Harmonic Convergence

    The largest worldwide meditation event lasted for 2 days and

    was organized by new-age author José Argüelles. The dates

    for the event were chosen because of their astrological

    significance – on these days the Sun, the Moon and 6 of the

    planets were aligned in a triangular position as seen from the



    1960 - Cyprus Attains Freedom From the British

    The mediterranean island country first came under British

    control in the early 20th century as a strategic British outpost.

    In 1925, it was formally added to the British Empire. the

    London and Zurich Agreements signed in February 1959 gave

    independence to Cyprus and set up a system of governance

    based on ethnicity.


    1954 - First Issue of Sports Illustrated Hits the


    The sports magazine which is famous for its annual swimsuit

    issue was not profitable for the first few years of its existence.

    The boost in spectator sports eventually helped it become



    1898 - Patent for Loop-the-Loop Roller Coaster is


    The United States’ patent office awarded the patent for the

    loop-the-loop roller coaster to American inventor Edwin

    Prescott. First installed in Coney Island, New York, the roller

    coaster was able to carry only 4 people at a time.


    1858 - The First Transatlantic Telegraph Message is sent

    The message sent by Britain’s Queen Victoria to American

    President James Buchanan, read ‘Europe and America are

    united by telegraphic communication. Glory to God in the

    highest, on earth peace, goodwill to men.’ The cable, which cut

    down the time of communication between the two continents

    was successful only for a few months. Technical difficulties led

    to the cable being closed in October of 1858.





    1991 - G.E.M.

    Hong Kong singer-songwriter, actress


    1958 - Madonna

    American singer-songwriter, actress, producer, director


    1954 - James Cameron

    Canadian film director, screenwriter, producer


    1913 - Menachem Begin

    Israeli politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize



    1815 - John Bosco

    Italian priest, educator





    2003 - Idi Amin

    Ugandan dictator


    2002 - Abu Nidal

    Palestinian militant leader


    1977 - Elvis Presley

    American singer, guitarist, actor


    1959 - William Halsey, Jr.

    American Admiral


    1938 - Robert Johnson

    American singer-songwriter, guitarist




    Did you know?

    This mysterious rock can’t be moved - WTF fun facts





    Did you know?

    Mike Tyson’s workout - WTF fun facts





    Did you know?

    Charles Schwab CEO - WTF fun facts












    I will give an example or two each day






    Cinnamon Cookie Kit Kat (Shogoin Yatsuhashi)






    Sparkling Strawberry Kit Kat



    Sparkling Strawberry Kit-Kat Soon as you open the packet, there is a strong aroma of Strawberry Quick that jumps out at you. I assumed it's called Sparkling Strawberry because it might have a slightly fizzy sherberty tang to it. It did but it's very subtle though. This is the 3rd Strawberry flavor i have sampled now, and they are all different in their own way. It's certainly a fun one to try, highly recommended.













































































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    1. Show previous comments  7 more
    2. droughtquake


      Angela Bassett also turned 60. Actor, activist.

    3. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      Strawberry KitKats....why do you torture me? :(


      If you go to Wendy's and say: "I'm not from around here. I'm lost and don't have any money!", they will give you a free meal, as per company policy.

    4. droughtquake


      AC Transit bus drivers are required to allow children (who ask) a free ride home per district policy. But they don’t make it a habit to tell everybody. Otherwise they’d be giving free rides all the time – even more than they already do. (Lots of people ask for non-existent ‘courtesy rides’, claiming poverty.)  ;–)


      AC Transit serves most of the East Bay west of the Berkeley Hills between Richmond and Fremont. It also has routes into San Francisco and to the Peninsula. Union City is not part of the bus district.

  2. Hello John B! This is my very late 'Welcome to GA' to you. Hopefully you have gotten the feel of the place by now, so maybe you will try writing something for us or not, your choice. Anyways, good to have you with us, what ever you choose to do. I want to wish you a Happy Birthday and hope it was a good one.


    Take care


  3. @Matthew B


    Hello Matthew B!  You haven't been with us long, but you have joined in with great comments, which is more than many, many others who have been here for ages. So please keep it up, thanks in advance. I want to wish you a Happy 28th Birthday and that it was all that you wanted it to be. Take care and hear from you soon?


    Best wishes


  4. Hi Cia,


    I just wanted to thank you for all that you do for Ga and by extension for all of us here at Ga. How you juggle work,family and home, then turn on your computer and work your magic here, is incredible. You have helped build a site that is the envy of so many others. May the force be with you for many years to come.

    I want to add my voice to all the others in wishing you a Very Happy Birthday and I don't think your family would let you have anything less than a fantastic and wonderful day of celebrating it. Best wishes to you.


    Take care

    and thanks



    Computer users are divided into three types: Novice,                     

    Intermediate, and Expert.                                                                     

    Novice User - Someone who is afraid that simply pressing a key

    might break a computer.                                                                       

    Intermediate User - Someone who doesn't know how to fix a       

    computer after pressing the key that broke it.                                 

    Expert User - Someone who presses the key that breaks              

    someone elses' computer.                                                                    






    There was a dance teacher who talked of a very old dance

    called the Politician.                                                                   

    "All you have to do" she told her class "is take three steps

      forward, two steps backward, then side-step side-step and

    turn around."                                                                               







    My girlfriend took her five-year-old daughter shopping with her.

    The little girl watched her mother try on outfit after outfit,           

    exclaiming every time, "Mommy, you look beautiful."                     

    A woman in the next fitting room called out, "May I borrow your

     daughter for a moment?"                                                                     















    A married couple was vacationing in Yosemite. The wife             

    expressed her concern about camping because of bears and      

    said she would feel more comfortable in a motel. The husband  

    said that he'd like to camp. To calm her concerns, he suggested 

    they talk to the park ranger to see what the likelihood of a bear  

    encounter would be.                                                                              

    The ranger told them, "Well, we haven't seen any grizzlies in this

    area so far this year, or black bears, for that matter."                      

    The wife shrieked, "There are TWO types of bears out here? How

    can you tell the difference? Which one is more dangerous?"         

    The ranger replied, "Well, that's easy -- see, if the bear chases     

    you up a tree and it comes up after you, it's a BLACK bear. If it     

    SHAKES the tree until you fall out, it's a grizzly."                               

    The motel room was quite nice.                                                           
















    I was meeting a friend in a restaurant and as I went in, I noticed

    two pretty girls looking at me.                                                            

    "Nine," I heard one whisper as I passed.                                           

    Feeling pleased with myself, I swaggered over to my buddy and

    told him a girl had just rated me a nine out of ten.                         

    "I don't want to ruin it for you," he said, "but when I walked in,     

    they were speaking German."                                                            










    15 August





    Nat. Leathercraft Day

    Nat. Relaxation Day


    Nat. Lemon Meringue Pie Day

    Assumption of Mary

    I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day

    Nat. Failures Day

    Nat. Best Friends Day

    Nat. Medical Dosimetrist Day(3rd Wed

                                                                         / in Aug)

    Nat. Chauvin Day



    15 August


    2015 - North Korea Introduces Pyongyang Time

    The East Asian country introduced the time change to

    commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Japanese

    occupation of Korea. Before the change, North Korea was

    UTC+09:00. Since this day, the time in the country is



    1973 - US involvement in Vietnam ends

    The Case–Church Amendment passed by the US Congress

    set August 15 as the deadline for the end of the US military

    involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Because of this,

    the US ended all military offensives in Vietnam on this day.


    1969 - The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens its doors to

                 participants and spectators

    The iconic music festival, popularly known as Woodstock was

    held in Bethel, New York at the 600-acre farm of farmer Max B.

    Yasgur. Over 400,000 people attended the festival, which is

    often thought to be a key moment in the anti-establishment

    movement that was gaining popularity in the United States.


    1960 - Congo gains its Independence

    The Central African country came under French control in the

    late 19th century. In the early 20th century, the French

    consolidated their territories in Central Africa to create the

    French Equatorial Africa, with Brazzaville as its capital. During

    the Second World War, when the Nazis occupied France,

    Brazzaville acted as the temporary capital of Free France. After

    violent protests and riots, the country became independent with

    Fulbert Youlou as its first President.


    1947 - India Becomes Independent From British Rule

    British control of the South Asian country began in mid 1800s

    with the East India Company. The company initially established

    itself in the subcontinent for trading purposes, and then slowly

    took control over the princely states that separately ruled the

    country. A violent rebellion in 1857 prompted the British Crown

    to take over direct rule of India. The time between then and

    independence in 1945 was marked by violent and nonviolent

    movements targeted towards gaining independent rule.

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a key figure in the

    nonviolent civil disobedience movement against the British.

    Independence came with the country being partitioned into

    India and Pakistan. Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime

    Minister of India, while Liaquat Ali Khan became the first Prime

    Minister of Pakistan.





    1968 - Debra Messing

    American actress


    1954 - Stieg Larsson

    Swedish writer


    1912 - Julia Child

    American chef, author


    1872 - Sri Aurobindo

    Indian philosopher


    1769 - Napoleon

    Corsican/French military officer, political leader





    2011 - Rick Rypien

    Canadian ice hockey player


    1975 - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    Bangladeshi politician, 1st President of Bangladesh


    1935 - Will Rogers

    American actor


    1907 - Joseph Joachim

    Austrian violinist


    1118 - Alexios I Komnenos

    Byzantine Emperor




    Did you know?

    Butterflies drink turtle tears - WTF fun facts

    I've heard of crocodile tears, but not...




    Did you know?

    Cold Water can help you lose weight - WTF fun facts

    With the heat we have had all summer, I'll take all the

    negative calories  I can get.




    Did you know?

    Silly String - WTF fun facts



    I would of asked for 48 cans.









    I will give an example or two each day







    Salted Watermelon






    Apple Pie





























































































    Really, really makes you wonder, eh!




    .          :thankyou:            .


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    2. droughtquake



      Hey! That’s me again! That’s my role in my family.  ;–)


      That is BS! Each and every one of us is alive and here for a reason. You or I may never know what that reason or purpose was, is or will be, but all of us affect someone or something, every single day until we die. I for one intend to stick around for as long as possible. Maybe my purpose happened the day I was born, or will happen the day I die. I'm in no rush and will face each day as a new adventure.

      My purpose is to make the rest of my family look better! As far as I know, I’m the only one who has ever been homeless. I’m the only one who never either got married or had a real career. And as far as my parents were concerned, I’m not straight.

    3. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      :huh: I thought the ant study was rather awesome. And I'm sure there's a good reason why they wanted to prove the theory of counting steps.

    4. droughtquake



      :huh: I thought the ant study was rather awesome. And I'm sure there's a good reason why they wanted to prove the theory of counting steps.

      @Timothy M. I thought ants left chemical scent markers that other ants followed. But maybe that’s only after they’ve found food. They certainly get confused when I spray their trails with Method household cleaner (which also kills the ones that get wet with the spray)!  ;–)

  6. @cbernard3 

    Hi cbernard3! You have not said much since joining, but 100% more than many who have been here for multiple years. Authors love to get comments as you can well see by his like. So it is not a waste of your time, it/they are truly appreciated(hint: send more). Today I want to wish you a Very Happy 68th Birthday and hope that you had an awesome and great day of it. Best wishes to you.


    Take care


  7. Hello Moonface! You have been with us for awhile, you have favorite authors and stories that you follow, now if we can just get you to comment  or post that would great. It is not a requirement and if you are content as is, that is okay as well. Today is your day and I want to wish you a Happy 33rd Birthday. I know it is the 16th in the UK right now, so I hope that you had a great day yesterday. Best wishes to you.


    Take care


  8. Matt Mc (a shy) hello. This is a really late, even for me. A belated (extremely)  tardy Happy Birthday to you.


    Take care


  9. madmax59, hi there. Okay, you stopped by so we know you are still alive (as of last Friday). You like two of my favorite stories here. We would love to hear from you, don't be a stranger. Best wishes.


    Take care


  10. Hello bargosteve, you stopped by on Saturday, does this mean your are back from your extended walkabout? Hope to hear from you. Best wishes.


    Take care


  11. “Due to the cabbage crop failure


       it was really hard to get ahead!”






    To the thief who stole my pillow, know this.


    I will not rest until I find you.                         







    After 3 years, the wife starts to think that their child  

    looks different, so she decides to do a DNA test. She

    finds out that the child is actually from completely     

    different parents.                                                                

    Wife: Honey, I have something very serious to tell       


    Husband: What’s up?                                                          

    Wife: According to DNA test results, this is not our     


    Husband: Well don’t you remember? When we were    

    leaving the hospital, we noticed that our baby had a    

    wet diaper and you said, “Honey, go change the           

    baby, I’ll wait for you here.”                                                

















    I'm not saying let's go kill all the   

    stupid people. I'm just saying let's

    remove all the warning labels and

    let the problem work itself out.     







    “Why are brain surgeons ambitious?


    They want to get a head.”                   








    “Never take a nail to a bar.     


    They tend to get hammered.”








    14 August





    Nat. Creamsicle Day

    Color Book Day

    Nat. Financial Awareness Day

    Nat. Navajo Code Talkers Day

    Nat. Wiffle Ball Day



    14 August


    2010 - The First Youth Olympics Begins

    The Olympic-style games meet was organized by the

    International Olympic Committee and was held in Singapore.

    Like the games, the Youth Olympics are held every 4 years and

    have both summer and winter versions. The first Winter Youth

    Olympics were held in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012.

    Only athletes aged 14 to 18 years are allowed to compete in

    these games.


    1971 - Stanford prison experiments begin

    The controversial Stanford prison experiments to study the

    effects of authority in a prison setting began. The experiment

    had to be shut down by the 6th day because of the adverse

    effect on the subjects.


    1947 - Pakistan becomes Independent from British rule

    The South Asian country was part of British India Empire, until

    August 14, 1947, when the region held by the British was

    partitioned into India and Pakistan. The new country became a

    part of the commonwealth and appointed Liaquat Ali Khan as

    its first Prime Minister.


    1935 - Social Security Act is Signed into Law in the United


    The act, which was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt,

    provided benefits to the unemployed, retirees, and the



    1904 - Battle of Ulsan begins

    Also known as the Battle of the Japanese Sea, the conflict took

    place between Russia and Japan during the Russo-Japanese






    1987 - Tim Tebow

    American football player


    1983 - Mila Kunis

    Ukrainian/American actress


    1960 - Sarah Brightman

    English soprano, songwriter, actress


    1959 - Magic Johnson

    American basketball player


    1945 - Steve Martin

    American actor, singer, writer, producer





    1956 - Bertolt Brecht

    German author


    1951 - William Randolph Hearst

    American publisher, politician, founded the Hearst Corporation


    1941 - Maximilian Kolbe

    Polish martyr, saint


    1938 - Hugh Trumble

    Australian cricketer, accountant


    1909 - William Stanley

    English inventor, engineer






    Did you know?










    Did you know?

    Blue Java Banana - WTF fun facts






    Did you know?

    Sedlec Ossuary - WTF fun facts











    I will give an example or two each day










    This one could become one of my favorites






































































    .            :thankyou:            .





    1. Show previous comments  3 more
    2. Puppilull


      Biker chicks! 😂

    3. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      Cheesecake flavored KitKats! :o I want one hundred of them!


      An American man once threw a rat into a pile of burning leaves. It ran inside his house, still alight, and burnt the house to the ground.

    4. sandrewn




      So what's the reason this isn't the best selling variety of bananas?  ;–)


      Besides the ice cream companies, I suspect the crayon companies would be upset. Every one knows what Banana Yellow is and looks like, like a Banana!! You want to throw a monkey(:funny:) wrench into all this with a Banana Blue??? Coloring book companies would protest and kindergarten teachers would quit in massive protests all over the world. I also think monkeys all over the world would hold sit ins and go ape over it. Children everywhere would be traumatized and I really fear that George the Monkey would not be able to remain with the man in the (Banana)Yellow Hat, breaking up a beautiful friendship.


      Well that's what

      I think anyways





    Hello everyone,


    In yesterday's update there were two items I want to expand upon. The 1st is the Florence Nightingale entry, I have had and not used for over two yrs a recording of her voice. Every one has heard of her or read about her or seen the movie about her. If you are like me actually hearing her voice and words, brought history to life for me. I also have two recordings of 2 individuals who were there at  the assassination of President Lincoln and to hear from the lips of people who were there, saw and heard it,  is simply mind boggling.


    The 2nd item was "Victory Day" or V J day, as some call it. I found a picture that fully shows the price the Japanese people paid for their leaders delusions.


    I will post them in the lounge, under "Events & Items of Interest", today or tomorrow.







    I am playing the Time Zone game again, it is still the 14th over here. With the great family that you have, you must have had a fantastic and awesome day. So please just allow me to add on in...

    Wishing You

    :wizard::wizard::wizard::music: Caz Pedroso :music::wizard::wizard::wizard:

    A Very Happy Birthday!!!


    I was going to say, that this makes at least 3 yrs you had sunshine at your Brighton Pride Parade. Then I realized that you brighten up things where ever you seem to go, so that should of not been a surprise to me at all. You all looked good in the picture and that was quite a bit of swag Ali seemed to have collected.

    Never stop smiling and caring.


    Hi to the family,

    all by best




    1. Caz Pedroso

      Caz Pedroso

      Thank you, so much, :hug: 


    Just bought a thesaurus at the store and brought

    it home to find out the pages are all blank.           


    I have no words to describe how angry I am.        







    Einstein developed a theory about space;


    and it was about time too.                           







    Says one hiker, "Dang, I can't find the device that

    helps me locate delicious mushrooms!"                


    Responds his friend, "Oh no! You've lost your       

    morel compass!"                                                         















    On my tombstone, please write:


    "Not appreciating my puns was 

    a grave mistake."                           






    The inventor of throat lozenges has died.


    There will be no coffin at his funeral.       






    Adam & Eve: the first people to not    


    read the Apple terms and conditions.









    13 August




    Nat. Prosecco Day

    Left-Handers Day


    Nat. Filet Mignon Day

    Victory Day(2nd Mon in Aug)



    13 August


    1997 - South Park Makes its Debut on Comedy Central

    The popular American animated series is created by Trey

    Parker and Matt Stone, and it follows the lives and adventures

    of 4 boys – Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski,

    and Stan Marsh – in a fictional town called South Park,

    Colorado. While being popular, the show has attracted

    widespread criticism for profane language and for addressing

    controversial subjects.


    1961 - Construction of Berlin Wall starts

    The construction on the Berlin Wall, a wall that divided West

    Berlin from East Berlin started. It was built by the German

    Democratic Republic or East Germany.


    1960 - First Two-Way Telephonic Conversation With a


    The conversation was made possible due to NASA’s Echo 1, a

    balloon satellite. It was launched into space on August 12. The

    satellite worked as reflector – signals sent to it were reflected

    back to the Earth.


    1960 - Central African Republic Gains its Independence

                 From France.

    The landlocked African Country came under French rule in the

    late 19th century. On this day, Barthélemy Boganda, a

    nationalist politician declared the creation of an independent

    Central African Republic and became the first Prime Minister of

    the country.


    1918 - First Woman enlists in the United States Marines

    After joining the Marine corps, Opha May Johnson, was
    assigned desk duty at the Marine Corps headquarters in
    Arlington, Virginia.





    1983 - Sebastian Stan

    Romanian/American actor


    1970 - Alan Shearer

    English footballer


    1926 - Fidel Castro

    Cuban lawyer, politician, 15th President of Cuba


    1899 - Alfred Hitchcock

    English director, producer


    1818 - Lucy Stone

    American activist





    2009 - Les Paul

    American guitarist, songwriter, co-designed the Gibson Guitar


    2004 - Julia Child

    American chef, author


    1995 - Mickey Mantle

    American baseball player


    1946 - H. G. Wells

    English author


    1910 - Florence Nightingale

    Italian/English nurse





    Did you know?

    Why Jobs chose the name Apple for his company - WTF fun facts






    Did you know?

    Puritan New England - WTF fun facts

    I think there is a 'life' missing just after England and I never

    read about this in any of my history books.





    Did you know?

    The Ikea effect - WTF fun facts

    It worked on me. Crafty Ingvar, real crafty.









































    Fake News?









    Just when you think the world is totally screwed up

    a little GIF like this comes along and gives you hope.
































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    2. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      I can think of a few more reasons why South Park has the value ratings of a producer who suffered several strokes. Terrible animation, unlikable adults, obnoxious kids, just for a start...


      Ligers (lion-tiger cross-matings) continue growing throughout their entire lives, because of a genetic disorder called growth displasia. The largest cat in the world is a liger named Hercules, weighing 922 lbs.

    3. Puppilull


      The hugging footballer made me think of this ice hockey clip. It's so sweet how they all work together to give that little child a hockey experience. And that little raised fist at the end! 😭





    4. Puppilull


      Oh, and very good jokes today! All very funny!

  15. @Golden Scribe


    Hello, Golden Scribe. I hope that you are stopping by without signing in. There are so many good stories here to read and enjoy. Based on that presumption, I want to wish you a Happy 32nd Birthday and that you had an awesome day of celebration. I hope we hear from you, best wishes.


    Take care



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