16 Aug 2011 – An excuse to be a Couch-Potato!
It has been a wet wet wet Sun, Mon including today! The plants and flowers outside are drenched but still looking good as long as the dead and drenched blooms are trimmed away. Spent the time indoors being a couch-potato, watching old movies. It is a delight to re-discover that I used to be a Cary Grant and Sidney Poitier fan, such dashing and debonair gentleman. Somehow that courteous, gracious and sophisticated charm are not today’s norm! It is easy to understand why I was such a fan and still is after watching some of his movies again. Reading about Poitier’s life added admiration besides being a total fan!
1967 again, 17 must have been an impressionable time! In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner & To Sir With Love also with the titled song by Lulu, a story based on the semi-autobiographical novel by ER Braithwaite. It deals with social and racial issues. If there are more parents and teachers like Sir, perhaps the recent riots could have been prevented. But alas this in not what today’s world is about!
She was just 17 and you know what I mean… – Beatles
Here is a good riddle for this wet day. Tkx Denise for sharing this.
Only 5% of Stanford University graduates figured it out!
Can you answer all seven of the following questions with the same word?
1. The word has seven letters….
2. Preceded God…
3. Greater than God…
4. More Evil than the devil…
5. All poor people have it…
6. Wealthy people need it….
7. If you eat it, you will die.
Did you figure it out?
Brace yourself for the answer….
The Answer is: NOTHING!
NOTHING has 7 letters.
NOTHING preceded God.
NOTHING is greater than God.
NOTHING is more Evil than the devil.
All poor people have NOTHING.
Wealthy people need NOTHING.
If you eat NOTHING, you will die..