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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 9, 2006
The generation that criticizes the younger generation is the one that raised it.
Submitted by Andrew
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
A few days before the annual air show, we can always expect an interesting variety of aircraft in the skies over the Houston-Pasadena area. One afternoon during rush hour, as I stopped for a red light at a crowded intersection, two Hueys passed overhead.
The driver next to me, a businessman in a well-tailored suit, got out of his BMW to get a better look. Moments later he was joined by another man who had parked his motorcycle on the shoulder. The two men stood in the intersection, their hands raised in silent salute, as the helicopters made their way across our air space.
When the traffic light changed, no one moved. As the Hueys disappeared in the distance, the two men turned to face each other and shook hands without uttering a word. The businessman got back into his BMW, and the biker climbed on his Harley. Only then did the rest of us head home.
Contributed to "Life In These United States" by Debra Lee Thomas
Source: DailyInBox Presents, http://dailyinbox.com
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Pensioners Admits 1926 Firecracker Stunt
A pensioner who had a guilty conscience for 80 years over planting a firecracker on a railway track has turned himself in to police.
Helmut Bleibtreu, 84, from Herne in Germany, had planted the firecracker on a track at his local railway station in 1926, and ran off when he was spotted by railway police.
But he said he had been tormented with guilty feelings ever since over the only bad thing he had ever done - and decided to turn himself in.
He went to the local police station and confessed, asking officers if they still had a file on the case open and asking what his punishment would be.
Police however have told him the offence, which was never reported, had in any case passed the statute of limitations and he would not be facing any charges.
They did however warn him not to do it again.
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Flying to San Francisco from San Diego the other day, a passenger noticed that the "Fasten Seat Belts" sign was kept lit during the whole journey although the flight was a particularly smooth one.
Just before landing, he asked the stewardess about it.
"Well," she explained, up front there are 17 University of San Diego girls going to San Francisco for the weekend. In back, there are 25 Navy recruits out on weekend liberty.
"What would you do?"
Source: Chapnotes, mailto:ChapnotesMail@aol.com?Subject=Subscribe
Operatic sheep really do grow golden fleece
January 26, 2006 12:40 PM ET
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Pampered Australian merino sheep who listen to opera have again produced a bale of the world's finest wool, matching the record set by the flock last year.
Source: Reuters, http://reuters.com