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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 9, 2003
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
Source: Bits & Pieces, July 21, 1994, Copyright (c) Economic Press, Inc. Http://www2.ragan.com/html/main.isx?sub=1249
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
"Do you do any literary work?" asked a neighbor of a mother.
"Yes," she replied, "I am writing two books."
"What are their titles?"
" 'John' and 'Mary,' " she answered. "My business is to write upon the minds and hearts of my children the lessons they will never forget."
Source: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) April 28, 1909, Pacific Press, http://www.signstimes.com
Submitted by Dale Galusha
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
We Better Ask The Experts
Part 2 of 2 [May 1, 9]
Gary Cooper, after turning down the lead role in Gone With The Wind:
"I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper."
Response to Debbi Fields' idea of Mrs. Fields' Cookies:
"Market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make."
Hewlett Packard excuse to Steve Jobs, who founded Apple Computers instead:
"We don't need you. You haven't got through college yet."
Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project:
"The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives."
Lee DeForest, inventor:
"While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility."
Marechal Ferdinand Fock, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre:
"Airplanes are interesting toys, but they are of no military value whatsoever."
Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929:
"Stocks have reached a permanently high plateau."
U.S. Secretary of Navy, December 4, 1941:
"No matter what happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping."
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin English scientist, 1899:
"Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax."
Source: Funny Pages Mailing List
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
New York City Subway Ad inviting worshipers to Marble Collegiate Church:
"You don't have to be a sinner to attend our church. But it helps."
Obesity and Cancer
Losing weight could prevent one of every six cancer deaths in the United States — more than 90,000 each year, according to a sweeping study that experts say links fat and cancer more convincingly than ever before.
Researchers spent 16 years evaluating 900,000 people who were cancer-free when the study began in 1982. They concluded that excess weight may account for 14 percent of all cancer deaths in men and 20 percent of those in women.
The study was big enough to back up a fat connection not only in cancers where it has been known for some time, but in eight where it hadn't been widely documented, lead researcher Eugenia Calle said.
Calle, whose study is in the New England Journal of Medicine, said she was surprised the link "really was the rule more than the exception."
Source: Peninsula Daily News, April 24, 2003, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com