TIDBITS 1053 | Exercise Diary

Just Wondering…

Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it’s called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it’s called cargo?
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Quotable

“I got an odd-job man in. He was useless.

“Gave him a list of eight things to do and he only did numbers one, three, five and seven.” — Stephen Grant
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TIDBITS 1052 | Princess Frog

Don’t underestimate me. I know karate!

(I also know three other Japanese words.)
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“I couldn’t afford to buy a house, so I decided to rob a bank,” one inmate said to another. “Now I’m all set.”

“You have the money stashed somewhere?” the other asked.

“Not exactly,” came the reply, “but the judge assured me that I wouldn’t have to worry about housing for the next 10 to 15 years.”
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TIDBITS 1051 | Scene of the Accident

These days, about half the stuff in my shopping cart say, “For fast relief.”
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My mother said she doesn’t think of it as “getting hot flashes.”

She says she thinks of it as “her inner child playing with matches.”
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TIDBITS 1050 | Anniversary Edition

The other night I ate at a true family restaurant.

Every table had an argument going.
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All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
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TIDBITS 1049

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day.

Teach a person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks.
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Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
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Photo-Cartoons about Trent and TIDBITS

Here are photo-cartoons I’ve created for various issues of my weekly TIDBITS humor newsletter that deal with the the publication itself and my attempts to get people to sign up for it or read it.

Along the way we visit classic movies, famous works of art, and scenes from history (and just for fun, I have included myself in many of the cartoons).

Click any to bring up a larger image.


From TIDBITS 1046, December 31st, 2018:

TIDBITS Is a National Treasure

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TIDBITS 1048

It used to be only death and taxes were inevitable.

Now, of course, there’s shipping and handling, too.
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I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and think, “Well, that’s not going to happen.”
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TIDBITS 1047

A husband is someone who takes out the trash and gives the impression he just cleaned the whole house.
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I had just started eating my main course at the animal rights barbecue when it occurred to me that something didn’t seem quite right.
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TIDBITS 1046

Don’t let aging get you down.

(It’s too hard to get back up!)
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I’m getting into swing dancing.

Not on purpose. Some parts of my body are just prone to swinging now.
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