Sunday, July 23, 2017

This Proverb is Only Proverbially True?

Only Generally True?

Is the following self-reflexive assertion true:
This proverb is only proverbially true.
And what makes it a proverb, anyway?

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Nonce upon a time . . .

Nonce
Google Images

Dead men tell no tales, so no more storytelling, or else . . .

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Joyful Treat

For all the help I'd received this past semester, I treated the office staff to something special yesterday:


The box held mysteries to be revealed:


Six mysteries, in fact! Obtaining the cakes was well worth the effort, for everyone looked very happy, and they later sent me an email:
Dear Jeffery Hodges +_+

Hello. This is GLEO.

We wanna say Thank you very much for your beautiful cake. We are so touched. Happy Summer!

See you soon^^

Best,

GLEO
I don't know what +_+ and ^^ mean, but I assume they don't mean "drunk" and "even drunker"! Whatever these hieroglyphic marks might depict, I'm looking forward to one relaxing month . . .

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Coming as a Vision of Light

Angel or Devil

Better the Devil you know than the Angel you don't know him from Adam.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Doggy-Dog World

Vampire Dog?
Google Images

So, you wanna get a dog, and why not:
A dog is a man's best friend forever!
Until 15 years pass, and old age takes your BFF away forever . . .

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happy Ending?

"Bad Dog!"

A good beginning makes a good ending too seldom to adopt as a proverb!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Don't let hitters walk all over you!

Wound Up
Injury Down

In all things, recall your hitters, and:

"Count your blessures" (commands one proverb):

Name them one by one . . .

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Best College English Advertisement Spam Ever!

Sliced Spam

Here's the sort of ad-spam I like to receive:
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More of this, please . . .

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Monkey Shines

Mr. Macaque
Hat Tip to TBH

Maura Dolan, reporting for the LA Times (July 12, 2017), tells us: "'He is a monkey': Federal appeals court appears doubtful that a monkey who took a selfie can sue." Is this a serious case? Or a waste of time? And money? And humor? (Or Photoshopped?) At any rate, "Monkey see, monkey sue?" is a question raised recently in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals:
A federal appeals court appeared highly skeptical Wednesday that a monkey had standing to sue for copyright protection.

During a hearing, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals considered a lawsuit by an Indonesian macaque named Naruto. The animal allegedly grabbed a photographer's camera in 2011 and snapped a self-portrait.

Photographer David Slater included the photo in a book. An animal rights group sued on behalf of Naruto, contending the photographer infringed on the monkey's rights.
If the monkey has rights, then the creature can also be held accountable for its actions. Can't it be charged with theft and unauthorized use of someone else's property?

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rolling Stone Proverb


A rolling stone gathers no mass.

Indeed, such a stone would tend to lose mass while rolling, but no stone rolls forever, so mass remains in its future.

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