“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. Thomas Paine
When I said ‘death’ before ‘dishonor’, I meant alphabetically. Unknown
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”
- Oprah Winfrey
“Interesting,” the newsman thought.
He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years.
After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her early 20′s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40′s, and a preacher when in her 60′s, and now in her 80′s, a funeral director.
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.
She smiled and explained, “I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and now it’s go cat go.”
Sent to me by JL and information given in good faith
This is very good information, never thought about what was actually on a key card to a hotel room, make sure you read this message! Information given by Metro Toronto Police
Grab a refrigerator magnet on your way out the door, we all have tons of them!
Always take a small magnet on your vacation , they come in handy at the end of it.
This is pretty good info. Never even thought about key cards containing anything other than an access code for the room!
HOTEL KEY CARDS
Ever wonder what is on your magnetic key card?
a. Customer’s name
b. Customer’s partial home address
c. Hotel room number
d. Check-in date and out dates
e. Customer’s credit card number and expiration date!
When you turn them in to the front desk your personal information is there for any employee to access by simply scanning the card in the hotel scanner.. An employee can take a hand full of cards home and using a scanning device, access the information onto a laptop computer and go shopping at your expense.
Simply put, hotels do not erase the information on these cards until an employee reissues the card to the next hotel guest. At that time, the new guest’s information is electronically ‘overwritten’ on the card and the previous guest’s information is erased in the overwriting process.
But until the card is rewritten for the next guest, it usually is kept in a drawer at the front desk with YOUR INFORMATION ON IT!
The bottom line is: Keep the cards, take them home with you, or destroy them. NEVER leave them behind in the room or room wastebasket, and NEVER turn them into the front desk when you check out of a room. They will not charge you for the card (it’s illegal) and you’ll be sure you are not leaving a lot of valuable personal information on it that could be easily lifted off with any simple scanning device card reader.
For the same reason, if you arrive at the airport and discover you still have the card key in your pocket, do not toss it in an airport trash basket. Take it home and destroy it by cutting it up, especially through the electronic information strip!
If you have a small magnet, pass it across the magnetic strip several times. Then try it in the door, it will not work. It erases everything on the card.
Information courtesy of: Metropolitan Police Service.
Thanks to Ian H for the following
A Priest, a Doctor, a rich Businessman and a Scotsman were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers in front of them.
The Doctor shouted to them, “I’ve never seen such poor golf!”
The Scotsman chimed in, “Och aye!
We ha’ been waitin’ for nigh on fifteen minutes!”
The Businessman called out, “Move it on you guys, time is money.”
The Priest said, “Here comes George the green-keeper.
Let’s have a word with him.”
“Hello, George!” said the Priest, “What’s wrong with that annoying group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?”
George the green-keeper replied, “Oh, yes..
That’s a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free, anytime they want to.”
The group fell into an embarrassed silence for a moment.
Then the Priest said, “That’s so sad.
I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight.”
The Doctor said, “Good idea. I’m going to contact my ophthalmologist colleagues and see if there’s anything they can do for them.”
The Businessman replied, “I think I’ll donate £50,000 to the Fire Brigade Benevolent Fund in honour of these brave souls.”
And the Scotsman said, “Why kin they no play at night?
1096 – Crusaders under Peter the Hermit reached Sofia, Bulgaria. There they met their Byzantine escort, which brought them safely the rest of the way to Constantinople. by August 1. One question only. Where was Herman?
1543 – England’s King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr. This guy caused more trouble for British people than virtually anyone else. He is best forgotten
1690 – Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James II. Bullies
1691 – William III defeated the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland. More bullies
1790 – The French Assembly approved a Civil Constitution providing for the election of priests and bishops. Mon dieu
1912 – The first foreign-made film to premiere in America, “Queen Elizabeth”, was shown.Was this about the person or the ship?
1933 – A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour was established in the U.S. Made sense
1941 – Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time. They would practise anywhere. They had tried things out in Guernica first…….
1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments. That ‘s what we should be doing now!
1957 – The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported that there was a direct link between smoking and lung cancer. It cannot be denied….
1982 – “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” broke all box-office records by surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31 days of its opening. The figures were out of this world
1984 – Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket. Was her surname Rocher?
1990 – Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party. He was a party animal
1993 – 196 people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck northern Japan. Japan has suffered terribly over the years
1998 – In Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, three young brothers were burned to death in an arson attack while they slept. This was cowardly and disgusting
1998 – 1.7 billion people watched soccer’s World Cup finals between France and Brazil. France won 3-0. Some audience!
2000 – Russia launched the Zvezda after two years of delays. The module was built to be the living quarters for the International Space Station (ISS.) Now that’s class
2000 – A car bomb exploded in central Madrid injuring nine people. The attack was blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA. Again, these are cowardly attacks and never justifiable
2000 – The movie “X-Men” premiered in New York OK
1954, 19 year old Elvis Presley signed a recording contract with Sun Records. He also gave in his notice at his day job at The Crown Electric Company. Sam Phillips from Sun Records originally wanted to use the 19 year old to make demos of songs meant for other artists, but soon realized that here was the man who could bridge the gap between white and black performances.Elvis did the job of pulling the music lovers together
1962, Ray Charles was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Don Gibson penned country ballad ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’, his only UK No.1.I loved his music and this is a classic
1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, with Dick Taylor on bass and Mick Avory on drums. The band were billed as The Rollin’ Stones. They were paid £20 for the gig. They wouldn’t turn over in bed for 20 quid now
1964, The Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton with The Fourmost and the Shubdubs (whose drummer, Jimmy Nicol, would later fill in for an ill Ringo Starr on The Beatles’ world tour). Also in the US The Ed Sullivan Show re-broadcast The Beatles’ first live television appearance on the Sullivan show (from February 9). On the way to tonight’s gig George Harrison was involved in a minor crash in his brand new E-Type Jaguar in Kings Road, Fulham, London. Passing pedestrians collected bits of broken glass as souvenirs. The Fourmost were a lot bigger than this one comment. They had their own show at the London Palladium
1968, Mickey Dolenz from The Monkees married Samantha Juste who he met when working in the UK on the BBC TV show ‘Top Of The Pops’.Too much Monkey business
1969, One hit wonders Zager and Evans started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘In The Year 2525, (Exordium And Terminus)’, also No.1 in the UK.Strange song this and not a convincing hit for me
1975, Johnny Nash scored his only UK No.1 single with ‘Tears On My Pillow’.He was in the forefront of the reggae being played on radio in the UK
1979, American singer songwriter Minnie Riperton died of cancer aged 31. The Stevie Wonder produced ‘Loving You’ gave Minnie a US No.1 single in 1975. She worked at Chess records singing backup for various artists such as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, and Muddy Waters. She also sang lead for the experimental rock/soul group Rotary Connection, from 1967 to 1971. Also a member of Wonderlove in 1973, a backup group for Stevie Wonder.I loved this song and it always tickles me the way you can hear a bird twittering loudly in the music
1980, During their 23 date ‘11 O’clock Tick Tock’ U2 played at The Moonlight, West Hampstead in London. Great band on the way up
1980, Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra had the UK No.1 single with ‘Xanadu’, taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton-John her third UK No.1 single. I’ve added a little tribute to ELO in today’s podcast
1983, Former Traffic member Chris Wood died of liver failure after a lengthy illness. Also played with Jimi Hendrix in 1968, appearing on the Electric Ladyland album and worked with both John Martyn and the Small Faces. I Didn’t know his name
1986, Boy George and singer Marilyn were arrested in London, England for possession of drugs.Two pillars of the Establishment
1986, Simply Red scored their first US No.1 single with ‘Holding Back The Years’, a No.2 hit in the UK. A great hit launching Mick Hucknall
1988, Michael Jackson arrived in the UK for his first ever-solo appearances. He performed a total of eight nights to 794,000 people.Just look at those figures. They speak for themselves
2003, Saxophonist, composer and arranger Benny Carter died aged 95. He worked with Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and composed many TV theme’s including Ironside and M-Squad. Another great name I have never heard before
2003, REM, The White Stripes, Idlewind, The Cardigans, The Proclaimers, The Music, The Charlatans, Coldplay, Supergrass, The Darkness, Turin Brakes, The Coral and Feeder all appeared at this year’s two day T In The Park festival in Scotland. Good billing
2008, Rolling Stone Ron Wood left his wife of 23 years and moved in with an 18-year-old Russian cocktail waitress. The 61 year-old dad-of-four had met the teenager while out drinking and had taken her away to his luxury pad in Ireland.This is hardly a level playing field Ron…..
2008, American singer Earl Nelson (Earl Lee Nelson) died in Lake Charles, Louisiana. One half of the duo, Bob And Earl, (recorded ‘Harlem Shuffle’ in 1963). Nelson sang background vocals on ‘Rockin’ Robin’, a US No. 2 for The Jackson Five in 1972.I think the song was produced by Barry White but if you could dance the Harlem Shuffle it went on your CV
Born on this day
1943,Christine McVie, keyboards, vocals, Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac, (1987 UK No.5 single ‘Little Lies’ and 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dreams’, from world wide No.1 album ‘Rumours’). Solo
1947, Wilko Johnson, guitar, Dr Feelgood, (1979 UK No.9 single ‘Milk And Alcohol’). Solid Senders. 1949, Born on this day, John Wetton, bass, vocals, King Crimson, U.K. Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Asia, (1982 US No.4 & UK No.46 single ‘Heat Of The Moment’).
1950, Eric Carr, drums, Kiss, (1974 US No.5 single ‘On And On’ 1976 US No 11 album ‘Rock and Roll Over’ spent 26 weeks on the chart. 1987 UK No.4 single ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’). Carr died on 24th November 1991.
1952, Liz Mitchell, singer, Boney M, (1978 UK No.1 & US No.30 single ‘Rivers Of Babylon’).
1960, Ray Gillen, member of Black Sabbath who died 1st December 1993.