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03-21-2021, 06:55 AM - 11 Likes   #3811
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Once there was a great king of a big Pacific island who lived in a grass hut. He had an elaborate throne decorated with shells, coral, pearls, and gold and jewels given by visiting dignitaries. He was very proud of his throne, but grew afraid that someone would steal it because it was so valuable. He decided to stow his priceless throne in the attic of his grass hut and use an ordinary chair instead. One day a big storm blew in while he held court sitting in his chair directly beneath his throne in the attic. The wind blew and caused the grass hut to collapse and the throne crushed the poor king to death.





The moral of the story?? People who live in grass houses shouldn’t stow thrones!!!

03-21-2021, 04:01 PM - 3 Likes   #3812
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
The camel experiment did not work out.


Seriously, camels don't like rocky ground. Hi Jolly's grave is the most popular tourist attraction in Quartzsite. Runners up may include rwo retired F4 fighter jets parked on a street corner in a "Freedom Garden", and a normally-unremarkable ironwood tree over 1,000 years old, named The Great Tree...

I'd like to see Hi Jolly's grave someday. An excellent book on Lt. Beale and Major Wayne and the U.S. Camel Corps I'd highly recommend is The Last Camel Charge by Forrest Bryant Johnson. Camels are/were superior to horses in every way. The only thing the camels failed to do was eat the hay they carried for food. It turns out that the camels much preferred eating the desert brush and scrub so the animals didn't even need to carry fodder. Two things actually doomed the Camel Corps. 1. the U.S. Civil War disrupted the experiment and 2. the same thing that doomed the Pony Express. The Transcontinental Railroad.
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Maybe this will resonate and maybe not.

A musician found a big marble columns all covered with moss that made lovely sounds when the wind blew, but only after several prolonged heavy rains. He recorded the noise, added some vocals and released it as the "Pillar, Tall and Hairy Soak Longs" album
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QuoteOriginally posted by gifthorse Quote
I'd like to see Hi Jolly's grave someday. An excellent book on Lt. Beale and Major Wayne and the U.S. Camel Corps I'd highly recommend is The Last Camel Charge by Forrest Bryant Johnson. Camels are/were superior to horses in every way. The only thing the camels failed to do was eat the hay they carried for food. It turns out that the camels much preferred eating the desert brush and scrub so the animals didn't even need to carry fodder. Two things actually doomed the Camel Corps. 1. the U.S. Civil War disrupted the experiment and 2. the same thing that doomed the Pony Express. The Transcontinental Railroad.
I understand a third thing also contributed to the demise of the camel experiment. The mule lobby in Washington, D.C. , which lobbied the feds to end the experiment . As it was cutting into their business.

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The musician mentioned in my post above also discovered that certain thorn bushes when wet with dew also produced sounds pleasing to the ear. He recorded and amplified it, added lyrics and released a second album "Songs around the Damp Briar."
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- do you play the piano?
- Yes.
- And the guitar?
- Yes, I play.
- What about the drum?
- Yes, and on the drum.
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-Not. I don't play the harp: the cards fall between the strings...
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An old lady in a fish store:
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- isn't it obvious? It's still alive!
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Why do astronauts on the ISS only use MacBooks?





They're not allowed to open Windows in outer space.

03-25-2021, 01:14 PM - 19 Likes   #3819
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Yesterday my wife thought she saw a cockroach in the kitchen. She sprayed everything, unpacked and repacked the cupboards and pantry, wiped everything, vacuumed, disinfected and cleaned thoroughly.
Today I’m putting the cockroach in the bathroom.
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03-26-2021, 07:47 AM - 3 Likes   #3821
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03-27-2021, 05:38 PM - 5 Likes   #3822
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The inventor of the umbrella was originally going to call it brella... but he hesitated.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cartesio Quote
The inventor of the umbrella was originally going to call it brella... but he hesitated.
At least he didn’t err.
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One caught fire, and turned into Burnt Umber Ella.

He was really browned off.
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