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The Spider Web Tent
Sep 7th, 2014 by Mike

I’ve been busy scanning our collection of slides (you old timers will remember these) and came across one that we took in Yosemite National Park in 1976 while on a camping trip there. In our haste to get out of town, I failed to pack the tent poles. We had to improvise.

WebTent

The Infamous Spider Web Tent

© 2014, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

Golf Quote
Aug 13th, 2012 by Mike

“If I hit it right, it’s a slice. If I hit it left, it’s a hook. If I hit it straight, it’s a miracle. –Author Unknown

© 2012, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

Golf and Government
May 25th, 2012 by Mike

“The difference between golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie.”
—Former California Governor George Deukmejian

© 2012, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

Message for Old Dad
Mar 12th, 2010 by Mike

Hey, Old Dad, if your Prius accelerator gets stuck, point it toward Florida and come for a visit. Call ahead and we’ll get the nets put up across the highway.

© 2010, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

Once in a black and blue moon . . .
Oct 14th, 2009 by Mike

Found in The Villages Daily Sun:

Berlin — Reuters

A German man mooning at railway staff in a departing train got his trousers caught in a carriage door and ended up being dragged half naked along the platform, out of the station and onto the tracks.

Dangling by his trousers, the 22-year-old journalism student got pulled along for about 200 meters, all the while managing to keep his legs away from the wheels of the train.

The ordeal ended when a passenger pulled the emergency brake.

Rescue services were called in, causing rail services between Bremen and Hamburg to be suspended for over an hour, delaying 23 trains.

Moral of the story: When your mother told you, “Just keep your pants on,”  she wasn’t whistling Dixie.

© 2009, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

The Opera
Jul 9th, 2009 by Mike

“Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.”  —Ed Gardner

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Starving Dogs
Jul 6th, 2009 by Mike

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.”  —Mark Twain

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Finance
Jul 5th, 2009 by Mike

“Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.” — Robert W. Sarnoff

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Joke #6
May 20th, 2009 by Mike

OK. Here’s Joke #6

Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He’s not breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911.

“I think my friend is dead!” he yells. “What can I do?”

The operator says, “Calm down. First let’s make sure he’s dead.”

There’s a silence, then a shot. Back on the phone, the guy says, “Okay, now what?”

© 2009, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

Joke #3
May 19th, 2009 by Mike

In the June 2009 issue of Reader’s Digest, is a joke contest in which the top 10 jokes were published. There were two in particular that I liked: Joke #3 and Joke #6. Here’s Joke #3:

In surgery for a heart attack, a middle-aged woman has a vision of God by her bedside. “Will I die?” she asks.

God says, “No. You have 30 more years to live.”

With 30 years to look forward to, she decides to make the best of it. So since she’s in the hospital, she gets breast implants, liposuction, a tummy tuck, hair transplants, and collagen injections in her lips. She looks great!

The day she’s discharged, she exits the hospital with a swagger, crosses the street, and is immediately hit by an ambulance and killed.

Up in heaven, she sees God, “You said I had 30 more years to live, ”  she complains.

“That’s true,” says God.

“So what happened?”

God shrugs, “I didn’t recognize you.”1

© 2009, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

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  1. contributed by Hank Chawansky []
Politics
May 15th, 2009 by Mike

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”1

© 2009, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.

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  1. Ernest Benn []
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