Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saying for the day: We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. ~Robert Wilensky, 1996

It is time for another list of true internet facts. Here are facts as true as you can get on the internet. You can astonish your friends with them. Of the fifteen “ facts” only one has been validated. But the other fourteen could be true because I made them up this morning and I make up good facts. Can you pick out the “ real fact”? Last week it was
3. More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year!
Good luck with today’s.

1. A pound of bread weighs more than a pound of iron.

2. One pipe of sherry equals 132 gallons.

3. The average dog eats thirty pounds of grass a year .

4. In Australia there are more rabbits than mice.

5. The art of crocheting was developed by French Monks in the fifteenth century.

6. The first personal computer was the Tandy 100 made by Radio Shack. It ran rsdos.

7. More science fiction books are sold than romantic novels.

8. Parts of the Bible have been translated into Klingon.

9. All personal computers now come with a startup disk or directions to make one in case the hard drive fails.

10. The original CSI television program was based on New York police unit and not a Las Vegas one. Las Vegas just seemed a more attractive place to put it.

11. Baptizing people in the public fountain is against the law in Madison, Wisconsin.

12. A new computer game is written every fifteen minutes.

13. Plums have more vitamin C than oranges .

14. Ball point pens kill more people every year than lead pencils.

15. Australia is moving toward it’s nearest neighbor at the rate of fourty feet a year.

There you have it. Put your guess as to the “ true fact” in a comment.I will publish the "true fact" in tomorrow's blog.

News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal . Buddy East feels a little better as another entry to the writer’s contest has come in. That still only makes four. He hopes that today or tomorrow they might get a few more. At least he says he hopes but then he is the Liar’s Club President.
Tommy UK and Mayor Trumble were seen arguing again. It has something to do with the White Rabbit. Tommy UK seems to argue with everybody about that rabbit. He seems to be one of the few who still believe it’s real. Mayor Trumble was heard to say “ But Tommy it is time for the truth”. Apparently her idea of truth and his aren’t the same.
A person who said he was from the FBI arrived on the milk train yesterday. He went straight to Eino’s office and demanded the passport that the fingerprint was on. Eino told him, honestly, that he didn’t have it and didn’t know where it was. He then went looking for Tommy UK who was nowhere to be found.
Tammy was questioned by the agent and she then asked him what right he had to come after Tommy’s passport. His answer was that it was part of an on going federal investigation and he couldn’t say more than that.

Today's Link-Mary's Writing Nook
This was a wonderful day. In the morning I had French Toast made with my homemade banana bread. Then I got Betty's computer running but all of the data was lost. Her hard drive failed two of four tests. In the afternoon my son came. We were going to put a new hard drive in Betty's Computer but first we made restore discs. Then we decided to get a new computer instead. So I went with him out of the Fortress to Office Depot. We found a marvelous computer for $300. It had no monitor but we didn't need one. We had a USB internet lan so we didn't need that either. I am surprised at what you can get now for $300. The machine has two gigabytes of memory, a huge hard drive, Vista, a keyboard, a DVD drive and a mouse. We just finished setting it up and connecting her to the internet. Now I need a breathing treatment.

My sister Dawn


    Blogger Melli said...

    Oh myyyyyy gosh! I know how crazy those Star Trek fans are! I'm going with the Klingon Bible! They'll make CHRISTIANS of them YET!!!

    Your sister Dawn was a cutie pie! That one baby picture looks like a Gerber Baby! And the adolescent pic of her with glasses and curls - looks a LOT like me as a kid! LOL!

    Sounds like Tommy UK better pony up that passport...

    5:43 AM  
    Blogger Janvangogh said...

    Say it isnt so! Tommy is not the Undertakers Kid but the Rabbit's!

    6:40 AM  
    Blogger Dragonstar said...

    Oh, I love the pictures of your sister. The one with the cat's eye glasses - could have been me! I had a pair just like that, thought I was the bee's knees!

    6:46 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've always told my husband that the Klingon's needed to find religion.

    7:25 AM  
    Blogger LoieJ said...

    I'm guessing #4. Your Sis kind of looks like I did one time in the past. We must be of the same era or had the same hairdresser.

    7:25 AM  
    Blogger Lone Grey Squirrel said...

    It's rare that I know the answer to one of your internet facts lists. It's the Gospel in Klingon.

    9:22 AM  
    Blogger B.R.L said...

    I think it is the dog eats 5 pounds of grass a year. I think spanks went over that already.

    Read my blog see you later.


    11:31 AM  
    Blogger Kelly said...

    Your sister's baby pictures are just too cute!

    1:05 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Your quote of the day made OC laugh out loud.

    We think the true fact is that parts of the Bible have been translated into Klingon.

    I love the photo of yur sister standing next to the snow hill!

    1:28 PM  
    Blogger Lori's Minute said...

    Number 8!!!!

    4:32 PM  
    Blogger Voegtli said...

    This time it is really difficult. I hesitate between 4, 6 and 9.

    7:38 PM  
    Blogger Alpha Dude said...

    Well pipe of Sherry is equal to only 108gallons, so that isn't it.
    CSI was originally set in....Las Vegas.
    There is no such thing as a Tandy 100 (it was the 1000).

    I'll have to go with number 5 since it fits with the timeline.

    Blessings to you Dr. John.

    8:13 PM  
    Blogger Margaret said...

    How sweet of you to buy Betty a new computer.

    Banana bread french toast sounds like a delicious breakfast!!!!

    8:29 PM  
    Blogger butterflies said...

    In australia there are more rabbits than mice..

    1:11 AM  
    Blogger tsduff said...

    Your talent with simple picture themes never fails to astound me. Lovely pictures of your sister - her pinto horse reminds me of my childhood horse "Misty". Likewise, dressing up in those bulky snowsuits for a rousing roll in the snow brings back some great memories.

    I shall say number 9 on the internet facts - because I think computers do come with directions on how to create your own startup cd (nobody does disks anymore...).

    3:21 PM  

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