An Egyptian putt ... Needs one more revolution.
[Thanks Bob Washut]
[Thanks Bill Hurley]
Yesterday my daughter e-mailed me again asking why I didn't do something useful with my time. Like sitting around the pool and drinking wine. is not a good thing.
Talking about my "doing something useful" seems to be her favorite topic of conversation.
She was "only thinking of me" and suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys.
I did this and when I got home last night I decided to teach her a lesson about staying out of my business. I e-mailed her and told her that I had joined a parachute club.
She replied, "Are you nuts? You are about 60 years old, and now you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?"
I told her that I even got a membership card and e-mailed a copy to her.
She immediately telephoned me, "Good grief, where are your glasses!
This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club."
"Oh man, I'm in trouble again; I really don't know what to do... I signed up for five jumps a week."
The line went quiet and her friend picked up the phone and said that she had fainted.
[Thanks Jeri Karr]
Fine recycling ideas ... More below ...
[Thanks Jim Green]
"His phone rings in the middle of your backswing, so he tells you to take a mulligan before getting back to the important conversation that will disrupt your next shot too.
Even when he puts it on vibrate, the phone continually buzzes in the cart’s cupholder and sounds like an incoming air attack. And, oddly, there’s usually an inverse correlation between a golfer’s phone time and the importance of their job.
The president of the United States can play a round without getting disturbed, but your buddy who bartends at TGI Fridays is taking calls like he’s hosting a telethon." ~ USA Today
[Thanks Gene Tripp]
This week's California Yosemite/Rim Fire from space.
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Martin Luther King's last speech:
"I've Been to the Mountaintop ... "
the night before he was killed.
Your Follies editor was living and working in Chattanooga,
TN in 1968. While having an after-work beer with friends
on a fine April evening, someone shouted into the bar
"They got King over in Memphis." A truly unforgettable
moment. Three days of rioting prevented going to work
in downtown Chattanooga.
Fifty years on, King's courage is undeniable;
he deserves his place of high honor in Amerian history.
And now, 50 years after King's Dream speech:
" Sharpton wants to be a modern-day black Moses,
fuming righteously against hard-hearted Tea Party
pharaohs." ~ Brent Bozell
With leadership from Reverends Jackson and Sharpton
the prison rolls continue to climb, while they remain
mute about the content of their culture in the hip-hop
black community. M.L. King may be weeping somewhere.
Celebrity leaders Obama and Cameron
have gone 'wobbly' on Syria. Now we'll see
if any leader, other than Putin, has the cajones
to follow through on empty "Red Line" threats.
The Brits have got it right. We have no busines
attacking Syria all by ourselves. "Leading from behind"
was just another way of voting "present" by Mr. Obama.
Well, guess what? Nobody is following the Pied Piper
into holding Syria responsible for war crimes.
Today, our president's foreign policy incompetence is
visible to all in the Middle East and around the world.
Maggie Thatcher died in April.
Time to dig her up already?
Our Follies Middle East correspondent,
Ms. Cindy Richards, just filed this report with us:
Iran is backing Assad. The Gulf states are against Assad. Assad is against the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood and Obama are against General Sisi. But the Gulf states are pro General Sisi, which means they are against the Muslim Brotherhood. Iran is pro Hamas, but Hamas is backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama is backing the Muslim Brotherhood, yet Hamas is against the US. The Gulf states are pro US. But Turkey is with the Gulf states against Assad, yet Turkey is pro Muslim Brotherhood against General Sisi. And General Sisi is being backed by the Gulf states.
[Thanks Bob R.]
'It wouldn't be Friday without the Follies.'