thanks Liz Z
Those funny Animals
Teddy from Jonathan Gurvit on Vimeo.
The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation
to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building.
Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick
and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute.
The substitute wanted to know what to play.
"Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently.
"But, you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances."
During the service, the minister paused and said,
"Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much
as we expected and we need $4,000 more.
Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up."
At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled Banner."
And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!
OSAMA BIN LADEN
thanks David T
Meanwhile in Canada
If you are Billy Joel fans or not, you probably remember his great song 'We Didn't Start the Fire.'
Here it is, set to pictures ... It's a fabulous flashback through the past half century. Turn up volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less than 3 minutes!
Thanks to Billy Joel and some guy from the University of Chicago with too much time to Google!
I wonder how many of the images you guys will recognise from the early part of the song??
You might have to watch this more than once.
Click here: We Didn't Start The Fire
thanks Gordon H
A few years ago the nuclear aircraft carrier Enterprise
was returning to its base at the Oakland-Alameda Naval Base
when the ship's captain, misreading the tides,
managed to run the carrier aground on the mud flats of San Francisco bay.
This event went down in history as being one of the finest examples
of grounding the warship you walk on.
A happily married man had only one complaint, his wife was always nursing sick birds.
One November evening, he came home to find a raven
with a splint on its beak sitting in his favorite chair.
On the dining room table there was a feverish eagle pecking at an aspirin
while in the kitchen his wife was comforting
a shivering little wren that she found in the snow.
The furious spouse strode over to where his wife
was towering down the cold little bird.
"I can't take it any more!
We've got to get rid of all of these darn..."
The wife held up her hand to cut him off in mid-curse.
"Please Dear," she said, "Not in front of the chilled wren."
thanks Toni for the punny jokes
Van Morrisson [Them]
Meanwhile at WalMart
A Muslim kid can't find his Mum in the supermarket.
The store attendant says
'What does your Mum look like?'
The kid says 'F*#*%#* if I know...'
If you thoght Steve Irwin was crazy then what about this bloke
Rather than trying to tame wild stallions, fearless Cairns fisherman Chito prefers a playful wrestle in the water with his best pal Pocho - a deadly 17ft crocodile.
Now he swims and plays with Pocho as well as feeding him at the lake near his home in the Lakeland river north west of Cairns QLD .
Chito made friends with the croc after finding him with a gunshot wound on the banks of the
Barron River Cairns Australia 30 years ago.
He had been shot in the left eye by a cattle farmer and was close to death.
But Chito enlisted the help of several pals to load the massive reptile into his boat.
He says: "When I found Pocho in the river he was dying, so I brought him into my house
"He was very skinny, weighing only around 150 lb.
I gave him chicken and fish and medicinefor six months to help him recover.
"I stayed by Pocho's side while he was ill, sleeping next to him at night..
I just wanted him to feel that somebody loved him, that not all humans are bad.
"It meant a lot of sacrifice. I had to be there every day.
I love all animals - especially ones that have suffered."
It took years before Chito felt that Pocho had bonded with him enough to get closer to the animal.
He says: "After a decade I started to work with him.
At first it was slow, slow. I played with him a bit, slowly doing more.
"Then I found out that when I called his name he would come over to me."
At one point during his recovery, Chito left the croc in a lake near his house.
. But as he turned to walk away, to his amazement Pocho got out of the water
and began to follow him home.
Chito recalls: "That convinced me the crocodile could be tame."
But when he first fearlessly waded into the water with the giant reptile his family
was so horrified they couldn't bear to watch.
So instead, he took to splashing around with Pocho when they were asleep..
Four years ago Chito showed some of his tricks to friends,
including getting the animal to close his eyes on command,
and they convinced him to go public with a show.
On the Crocodile Adventures website it describes the spectacle as:
"One of the most amazing things that no tourist will want to miss,
the adventure show between the man and the crocodile."
thanks Wayne W
HOW'S THIS FOR AN EXPENSIVE BOY'S TOY?
This is one absolutely amazing remote controlled [RC] model airplane. Not only did they build its jet engines, but included a retractable landing gear, and built it into a fully scaled model of the SR-71 "Blackbird" that flies just like the real McCoy. This SR-71 model was built by an Engineer / RC enthusiast in Germany, and is certainly one awesome toy.
Click here to watch and listen to it soar. And the landing is Amazing, too.
thanks Ray S
The following video is a bit naughty
But is very funny
Picture of the Day
sunset on the beach
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thanks Ray S