Lists of All Kinds

IRRITATIONS

  • People who go slow in high speed traffic lanes and won’t move over.
  • Typos, spelling mistakes, bad grammar by business people writing emails, blogs, twitter and regular mail.
  • People who can’t park properly between the lines in parking lots.
  • People who park too close to the driver’s door making it hard to get out of the car without hitting their car.
  • People who don’t come to a full stop at all-way, 3-way and any stop sign.
  • People who don’t signal a lane change until they have actually changed lanes.
  • Tailgaters. Especially those in low speed areas.
  • Techies without people skills.
  • People who go slower than posted speeds, especially on highways.
  • People who think they are marketing/advertising experts.
  • Church groups knocking on my door asking if I have let God into my life.
  • Old people (anyone) butting in line.
  • Seniors pushing in line when it isn’t moving.
  • Alex Trebek constantly correcting pronunciation of words for contestants.
  • Jeopardy contestants being allowed to just give a last name instead of a complete name as an answer.
  • Garbage/recycling scavengers.
  • Small type in newspapers and magazines.
  • Small type on glossy paper.
  • People who line up in the 8 items (express) or less lane with too many items and the cashiers who let them.
  • Lack of municipal weed control.
  • People who park wherever they like.
  • Tailgating truckers, especially Ford 150s.
  • Windows tinted so dark you can’t see the driver.
  • People who finish other people’s sentences for them. Are they mind readers?
  • People who start talking to someone else after they asked you a question and you started to answer.
  • Made in China.
  • Losing golf balls.
  • Unsupervised children in restaurants.
  • Guns.
  • Jihadists.
  • People who ring the doorbell then start knocking as if the bell doesn’t work.
  • People who ring, ring, ring the doorbell.
  • Crying babies on airplanes. They should have a special section.
  • People who say ‘youse’ instead of ‘you’. You is the plural of you.
  • Large blocks of copy in newspapers and magazines without headlines or subheads. Comics never in the same part of the paper from day to day.
  • Servers who say “do you want change” instead of “I will bring you your change”
  • Telemarketers.
  • People who let their dogs bark longer than a few minutes. Jack Russell terriers are the worst.
  • Lima beans.
  • Windows Vista.
  • Politicians who never give a straight answer to a question. That would be all of them. It’s always a spin.
  • Traffic circles.
  • Store alarms that go off for no reason when you leave the store. Makes you feel like a criminal especially when  everyone looks at you.
  • People who enter stores by the clearly marked Exit entrance.
  • People who leave their outdoor Christmas lights and decorations up all year.

January 28, 2015 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

British Monarchy

Egbert (802-39 AD)

Æthelwulf (839-58 AD)

Æthelbald (858-60 AD)

Æthelbert (860-66 AD)

Æthelred (866-71 AD)

Alfred, the Great (871-900 AD)

Edward I, the Elder (900-24 AD)

Æthelstan (924-40 AD)

Edmund I (940-46 AD)

Eadred (946-55 AD)

Eadwig [Edwy] (955-59 AD)

Edgar (959-75 AD)

Edward II, the Martyr (975-78 AD)

Æthelred II, the Unready (978-1016 AD)

Edmund II, Ironside (1016 AD)

Svein I, Haraldsson Forkbeard (1014 AD)

Canute (Cnut) I (1016-35 AD)

Harald I, Harefoot (1035-40 AD)

Canute (Cnut) II, Hardicanute (1040-42 AD)

Edward III, Confessor (1042-66 AD)

Harold II, Godwinson (1066)

William I, the Conqueror (1066-1087 AD)

William II, Rufus the Red (1087-1100 AD)

Henry I, Beauclerc (1100-1135 AD)

Stephen (1135-54 AD)

Empress Matilda (1141 AD)

Henry II (1154-1189)

Richard I (1189-99 AD)

John Lackland (1199-1216 AD)

Henry III (1216-72 AD)

Edward I, Longshanks (1272-1307 AD)

Edward II (1307-27 AD)

Edward III (1327-1377 AD)

Richard II (1377-1399 AD)

Henry IV (1399-1413 AD)

Henry V (1413-1422 AD)

Henry VI (1422-61, 1470-71 AD)

Edward IV (1461-70, 1471-83 AD)

Edward V (1483 AD)

Richard III (1483-5 AD)

Henry VII (1485-1509 AD)

Henry VIII (1509-47 AD)

Edward VI (1537-1553 AD)

Mary I (1553-1558 AD)

Elizabeth I (1558-1603 AD)

James I (1603-25 AD)

Charles I (1625-49 AD)

Oliver Cromwell (1649-1658 AD)

Richard Cromwell (1658-1659 AD)

Charles II (1660-85 AD)

James II (1685-88 AD)

William III and Mary II (1689-1702 AD)

Anne (1702-14 AD)

George I (1714-27 AD)

George II (1727-60 AD)

George III (1760-1820 AD

George IV (1820-30 AD)

William IV (1830-37 AD)

Victoria (1837-1901 AD0

Edward VII (1901-10 AD)

George V (1910-36 AD)

George VI (1936-52 AD)

Elizabeth II (1952-Present)

June 11, 2014 Posted by | History, Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Walking on the Moon

Only 12 men have walked on the moon.

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin

Pete Conrad; Alan Bean

Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell

David Scott; James Irwin

John W. Young, Charles Duke

Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt

May 12, 2014 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Hosted By

CONCENTRATION
Hugh Downs (1958-1969)
Jack Narz (1973-1978)
Alex Trebek (1987-1991)

DATING GAME
Jim Lange (1965-1980)
Elaine Joyce (1986-1987)
Jeff MacGregor (1987-1989)
Brad Sherwood (1996-1997)
Chuck Woolery (1997-1999)

FAMILY FEUD
Richard Dawson (1976-1985, 1994)
Ray Coombs (1988-1994)
Louie Anderson (1999-2002)
Richard Karn (2002-2006)
Steve Harvey (2010-

GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Nancy Dussault (1975-1977)
David Hartmann (1975-1987)
Charles Gibson (1987-2006)
Sandy Hill (1977-1980)
Joan Lunden (1980-1997)
Lisa McRee (1997-1999)
Kevin Newman (1998-1999)
Diane Sawyer (1999-2009)
Robin Roberts (2005-
George Stephanopolis (2009-

HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
Peter Marshall (1966-1981)
Jon Bauman (1983-1984)
Tom Bergeron (1998-2004)

I’VE GOT A SECRET
Garry Moore (1952-1964)
Steve Allen (1964-1973)
Bill Cullen (1976)
Stephanie Miller (2000-2001)
Bil Dwyer (2006)

JEOPARDY
Art Fleming (1965-1975, 1978-1979)
Alex Trebek (1984-

JOKER’S WILD
Jack Barry (1972-1984)
Bill Cullen (1984-1986)
Pat Finn (1990-1991)

KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS
Art Linkletter (1945-1969)
Bill Cosby (1998-2000)

LET’S MAKE A DEAL
Monty Hall (1963-1991)
Bob Hilton (1990)
Billy Bush (2003)
Wayne Brady (2009-

MARCH GAME
Gene Rayburn (1962-1984)
Ross Shafer (1990-1991)
Michael Burger (1998-1999)

NAME THAT TUNE
Red Benson (1952-1954)
Bill Cullen (1954-1955)
George DeWitt (1955-1959)
Richard Hayes (1970-1971)
Dennis James (1974-1975)
Tom Kennedy (1974-1981)
Jim Lange (1984-1985)

NEWLYWED GAME
Bob Eubanks (1966- various to 1999)
Jim Lange (1984)
Paul Rodriguez (1988-1989)
Gary Kroeger (1996-1997)
Carnie Wilson (2009-2010)
Sherri Sherwood (2010-2013)

PASSWORD
Allen Ludden

PRICE IS RIGHT
Bill Cullen (1956-1965)
Bob Barker (1972-2007)
Drew Carey (2007-

QUEEN FOR A DAY
Jack Bailey (1948-1964)

$64,000 QUESTION
Hal March (1955-1958)

$10,000 PYRAMID
Dick Clark (1973-1988)
Bill Cullen (1974-1979)
John Davidson (1991)
Donny Osmond (2002-2004)
Mike Richards (2012)

THIS IS YOUR LIFE
Ralph Edwards (1952-1961)

TIC TAC DOUGH
Jack Barry (1956-1958)
Gene Barry (1956-1957)
Jay Jackson (1957-1958)
Win Elliot (1958)
Bill Wendell (1958-1959)
Wink Martindale (1978-1985)
Jim Caldwell (1985-1986)
Patrick Wayne (1990-1991)

TODAY SHOW
Dave Garroway (1952-1961)
John Chancellor (1961-1962)
Hugh Downs (1962-1971)
Barbara Walters (1962-1976)
Frank McGee (1971-19740
Jim Hartz (1974-1976)
Tom Brokaw (1976-1981)
Jane Pauley (1976-1989)
Bryant Gumbel (1982-1997)
Deborah Norville (1990-1991)d
Katie Couric (1991-2006)
Meredith Viera (2006-2011)
Ann Curry (2011-2012)
Matt Lauer (1997-
Savannah Guthrie (2012-

TONIGHT SHOW
Steve Allen (1954-1957)
Jack Parr (1957-1962)
Johnny Carson (1962-1992)
Jay Leno (1992-2009)
Conan O’Brien (2009-2010)
Jay Leno (2010-2014)
Jimmy Fallon (2014-

TO TELL THE TRUTH
Bud Collyer (1956-1968)
Garry Moore (1969-1977)
Joe Garagiola (1977-1978)
Robin Ward (1980-1981)
Gordon Elliott (1990)
Lynn Swann (1990-1991)
Alex Trebek (1991)
John O’Hurley (2000-2001)

WHAT’S MY LINE
John Charles Daly (1950-1967)

WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Chuck Woolery (1975–81)
Pat Sajak (1981–
Rolf Benirschke (1989)
Bob Goen (1989–91)

WHO DO YOU TRUST?
Johnny Carson (1957-1962)
Woody Woodbury (1962-1963)

YOU BET YOUR LIFE
Groucho Marx

November 29, 2013 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Lead Vocals

Bon   Scott AC/DC
Steven   Tyler Aerosmith
Gary   Alexander Association
Debbie Peterson Bangles
Steven   Page, Ed Robertson Bare   Naked Ladies
Mike   Love, Brian Wilson Beach   Boys
Michael   Diamond Beastie   Boys
Gibb   Brothers Bee   Gees
Fergie,   will. i. am. Black   Eyed Peas
Ozzy   Osbourne Black   Sabbath
Debbie   Harry Blondie
Brad   Delp Boston
Roger   McGuinn Byrds
Peter   Cetera Chicago
Joe   Strummer Clash
Eric   Clapton Cream
John   Fogerty Credence   Clearwater Revival
Mike   Smith Dave   Clark 5
Ian   Gillan Deep   Purple
Mark   Knopfler Dire   Straits
Natalie   Maines Dixie   Chicks
Michael   McDonald Doobie   Brothers
Jim   Morrison Doors
Don   Henley Eagles
Maurice   White Earth,   Wind and Fire
Greg   Lake Emerson,   Lake and Palmer
Rod   Stewart Faces
Billy   Davis, Marilyn Davis Fifth   Dimension
Roland   Gift Fine   Young Cannibals
Stevie   Nicks Fleetwood   Mac
Frankie   Valli Four   Seasons
Freddy   Garrity Freddy   and the Dreamers
Phil   Collins Genesis
Gerry   Marsden Gerry   and the Pacemakers
Jerry   Garcia Grateful   Dead
Chad   Allan, Burton Cummings Guess   Who
Axel   Rose Guns   and Roses
Ann   and Nancy Wilson Heart
Peter   Noone Herman’s   Hermits
Bill   Kenny Ink   Spots
Jay   Black Jay   and the Americans
Grace   Slick, Paul Kantner Jefferson   Airplane
Steve   Perry Journey
Dave   Guard, Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds Kingston   Trio
Ray   Davies Kinks
Gene   Simmons Kiss
Bob   McBride, Ralph Cole Lighthouse
John   Sebastian Loving   Spoonful
John   Phillips, Cass Elliott Mamas   and Papas
Paul   Jones, Mike d’Abo Manfred   Mann
Adam   Levine Maroon   5
Mike   Rutherford Mike   and the Mechanics
Davey   Jones Monkees
Ray   Thomas Moody   Blues
Chad   Kroeger Nickleback
David   Cassidy Partridge   Family
Mark   Lindsay Paul   Revere and the Raiders
Neil   Tennant, Chris Lowe Pet   Shop Boys
Chrissie   Hynde Pretenders
Matthew   Fisher, Gary Brooker Procol   Harum
Freddie   Mercury Queen
Eddie   Brigati, Felix Cavaliere Rascals
Anthony   Kiedis Red   Hot Chili Peppers
Michael   Stipe REM
Veronica   Bennett Ronettes
Carole   Pope Rough   Trade
Geddy   Lee Rush
Carlos   Santana Santana
Sid   Vicious Sex   Pistols
Jon   ‘Bowser’ Bauman Sha   Na Na
Shirley   Owens Shirelles
Mick   Hucknall Simply   Red
Linda   Ronstady Stone   Ponies
Dennis   deYoung Styx
Diana   Ross Supremes
Roland   Orzabal, Curt Smith Tears   for Fears
Robbie   Robertson The   Band
Brandon   Flowers The   Killers
Sting   (Gordon Sumner) The   Police
Bobby   Kimball Toto
Steve   Winwood Traffic
Roy   Orbison, Jeff Lyne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison Travelling   Wilburys
Mark   Volman, Howard Kaylan Turtles
Dee   Snider Twisted   Sister
Bono   (Paul Hewson) U2
Lou   Reed Velvet   Underground
David   Coverdale Whitesnake
Roger   Daltrey, Pete Townsend Who
Keith   Relf Yardbirds
Jon   Anderson Yes
Rod   Argent Zombies
Billy   Gibbons ZZ   Top

November 12, 2013 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Surprise. They Are Canadian

Adams, Bryan
Anderson, Pamela
Anka, Paul
Avril, Lavigne
Aykroyd, Dan
Bain, Conrad
Baruschel, Jay
Bellows, Gil
Bieber, Justin
Bublé, Michael
Bujold, Genevieve
Burr, Raymond
Campbell, Neve
Candy, John
Cariou, Len
Carrey, Jim
Cattrall, Kim
Cavanaugh, Tom
Chalke, Sarah
Chong, Rae Dawn
Chong, Tommy
Christensen, Hayden
Clark, Susan
Cook, A.J.
Cronyn, Hume
Cuthbert, Elisha
David, Steinberg
Davis, William B.
Dion, Celine
Doohan, James
Dressler, Marie
Durbin, Deanna
Elliott, Daved James
Fillion, Nathan
Finnigan, Jennifer
Ford, Glenn
Fox, Michael J.
Fraser, Brendon
Garber, Victor
Gosling, Ryan
Green, Tom
Greene, Lorne
Greenwood, Bruce
Haim, Corey
Hall, Monty
Hartman, Phil
Helfer, Tricia
Hennessy, Jill
Henstridge, Natasha
Hill, Arthur
Huston, Walter
Ireland, John
Ironside, Michael
Jennings, Peter
Jepson, Carly Rae
Jewison, Norman
Joy, Robert
Katic, Stana
Kidder, Margot
Kreuk, Kristin
Levy, Eugene
Lilly, Evangeline
Lockhart, Gene
Lombardo, Guy
Macdonald, Norm
Mandel, Howie
Massey, Raymond
Matchett, Kari
Maxwell, Lois
McAdams, Rachel
McDermott, Dean
Michaels, Lorne
Monteith, Corey
Moss, Carrie-Ann
Murray, Anne
Myers, Mike
Nielsen, Leslie
Oh, Sandra
Page, Ellen
Paquin, Anna
Parkins, Barbara
Perry, Matthew
Pickford, Mary
Pidgeon, Walter
Plummer, Christopher
Priestly, Jason
Reeves, Keanu
Reynolds, Ryan
Rogen, Seth
Shatner, William
Shearer, Norma
Short, Martin
Silverheels, Jay
Smith, Alexis
Stewart, Catherine Mary
Sutherland, Donald
Sutherland, Keifer
Thicke, Allan
Trebek, Alex
Twain, Shania
Tweed, Shannon
Warner, Jack
Wray, Fay

April 3, 2013 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

TV Families

FAMILY NAME

MEMBERS

SHOW

Addams Gomez, Morticia, Puglsley, Wednesday, Lurch, Uncle   Fester, Grandmama Addams Family
Aldrich Henry, Sam, Alice, Mary Aldrich Family
Anderson Jim, Margaret, Betty, Bud, Kathy (Kitten) Father Knows Best
Anderson Anthony, Joe, Tugg, Flo, All About the Andersons
Arnold Jack, Norma, Wayne, Kevin, Karen Wonder Years
Banks Philip, Vivian, Carlton, Hilary, Ashley, Nicky Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Barkley Victoria, Jared, Nick, Heath, Audra Big Valley
Barone Ray, Debra, Robert, Marie, Frank, Ally, Michael,   Geoffrey Everybody Loves Raymond
Baxter George, Dorothy Hazel
Bellamy Richard, James, Lady Marjorie, Hazel, Virginia, Upstairs, Downstairs
Bluth Michael, Lindsay, Gob, George-Michael, Buster,   George Sr., Lucille, Annyong Arrested Development
Bradford Tom, Mary, Susan, Joanie, Elizabeth, Nicholas,   David, Nancy, Sandra Sue Eight is Enough
Bradley Betty Jo, Kate, Bobbie Jo, Billie Jo Petticoat Junction
Brady Mike, Carol, Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Greg. Peter, Bobby,   Alice Brady Bunch
Bundy Al, Peggy, Bud, Kelly Married with Children
Bunker Archie, Edith, Gloria, Michael All In the Family
Camden Rev. Eric, Annie, Lucy, Ruthie, Simon, Matt, Mary, David,   Sam, 7th Heaven
Carrington Blake, Krystle, Alexis, Adam, Steven, Sammy Jo Dean,   Fallon, Danny, Leslie, Steven, Ben, Dynasty
Cartwright Ben, Adam, Hoss, Little Joe Bonanza
Clampett Jed, Jethro, Daisy Moses (Granny), Elly May Beverly Hillbillies
Cleaver Ward, June, Wally, Beaver (Theodore) Leave It to Beaver
Conner Roseanne, Dan, Darlene, D.J,, Becky, Crystal Roseanne
Crane Fraser, Niles, Martin, Daphne Moon Fraser
Crawley Robert, Lady Edith, Lady Mary, Cora, Violet, Isobel Downton Abbey
Cunningham Howard, Marion, Richie, Joannie, Chuck Happy Days
Douglas Steve, Robbie, Ernie, Mike, Uncle Charlie, Bub My 3 Sons
Drummond Philip, Kimberly, Willis, Arnold Different Strokes
Evans Michael, Thelma, James, Florida, James Sr., Good Times
Ewing J.R., Sue Ellen, Bobby, Pamela, Lucy, Jock, Miss   Ellie Dallas
Findlay Maude, Arthur, Carol Maude
Fisher Nate, David, Ruth, Claire Six Feet Under
Flintstone Fred , Wilma, Pebbles, Dino Flintstones
Forman Kitty, Red, Eric, Laurie That 70s Show
Griffin Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg Family Guy
Heffernan Doug, Carrie King of Queens
Huxtable Cliff, Clair, Sondra, Theo, Rudy, Denise, Vanessa Cosby Show
Ingalls Charles, Caroline, Mary, Laura, Carrie, Albert,   Grace Little House on the Prairie
Jefferson Louise, George The Jeffersons
Jetson George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Rosie the Robot, Astro Jetsons
Keaton Elyse, Steve, Alex P. Mallory, Jennifer, Andrew Family Ties
Kim Margaret, Katherine, Benny, Stuart, Eric All-American Girl
Lane Patty, Natalie, Martin, Ross Patty Duke Show
McCoy Luke, Grandpa Amos, Kate Real McCoys
Mitchell Dennis, Henry, Alice Dennis the Menace
Munster Herman, Lily, Grandpa, Eddie, Marilyn, The Munsters
Nelson Ozzie, Harriet, David, Ricky Ozzie and Harriet
Partridge Shirley, Keith, Laurie, Danny, Chris Partridge Family
Petrie Rob, Laura, Ritchie Dick van Dyke Show
Pritchett Jay, Gloria, Mitchell, Lily, DeDe Modern Family
Reagan Henry, Frank, Danny, Erin, Jamie, Linda, Jack, Sean,   Nicky Blue Bloods
Robinson John, Maureen, Judy, Will, Penny Lost in Space
Romano Ann, Barbara, Julie One Day At A Time
Rubble Barney, Betty, BamBam Flintstones
Russo Blossom, Anthony, Joey, Nick Blossom
Salinger Charlie, Bailey, Julia, Claudia, Owen Party of Five
Sawyer Boone, Merit, Faye, Susannah, Squirt Boone
Seaver Dr.Jason, Maggie, Mike, Carol, Ben, Chrissy Growing Pains
Sheffield Maxwell, Maggie, Brighton, Grace, Fran The Nanny
Simpson Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie Simpsons
Solomon Dick, Sally, Harry, Tommy 3rd  Rock From the Sun
Soprano Tony, Carmella, A.J., Meadow, Junior, Janice, Livia Sopranos
Stevens Darrin, Samantha, Tabitha Bewitched
Stone Donna, Dr. Alex, Jeff, Mary Donna Reed Show
Stratton Ricky, Edward, Kate Silver Spoons
Sugarbaker Julia Suzanne Designing Women
Tanner Willie, Kate, Lynn, Brian, Gordon Shumway ALF
Tanner D.J., Stephanie, Danny, Michelle, Full House
Tate Jessica, Chester, Eunice, Billy Soap
Taylor Andy, Opie, Aunt Bee Andy Griffith Show
Taylor Tim, Jill, Mark, Brad, Randy Home Improvement
Walsh Brenda, Brandon, Jim, Cindy Beverly Hills 90210
Walton John Sr., Olivia, Jason, Erin, Ben, Mary Ellen,   Jim-Bob, Elizabeth, John-Boy, Cora Beth, Grampa, Esther The Waltons
White Walter, Skyler, Walter Jr. Breaking Bad
Williams Danny, Kathy, Rusty, Linda Make Room for Daddy
Winslow Carl Otis, Laura Lee, Eddie, Harriett, Family Matters

June 4, 2012 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

They Really Said It!

“Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.”
— Dr. Lee DeForest, “Father of Radio & Grandfather of Television.”

“The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives.”
– – Admiral William Leahy , US Atomic Bomb Project

“There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
— Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

“Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
— Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” — Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

“I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” — The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

“But what is it good for?” — Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” — Bill Gates, 1981

This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us,” — Western Union internal memo, 1876

“The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?”
— David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible,”
— A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper,” — Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in “Gone With The Wind.”

“A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not soft and chewy cookies like you make,”
— Response to Debbi Fields’ idea of starting Mrs. Fields’ Cookies.

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out,”
— Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible,” — Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

“If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can’t do this,”
– – Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads.

“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy,” — Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

“Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” – –
Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University , 1929.

“Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value,” — Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre , France .

“Everything that can be invented has been invented,”
— Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899.

“The super computer is technologically impossible. It would take all of the water that flows over Niagara Falls to cool the heat generated by the number of vacuum tubes required.”
— Professor of Electrical Engineering, New York University

“I don’t know what use any one could find for a machine that would make copies of documents. It certainly couldn’t be a feasible business by itself.” –
– the head of IBM, refusing to back the idea, forcing the inventor to found Xerox.

“Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.”
— Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse , 1872

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” — Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

November 18, 2011 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Who Is In The NATIONAL TOY HALL OF FAME?

http://www.toyhalloffame.org
1998-1999
Barbie
Crayola Crayon
Erector Set
Etch-A-Sketch
Frisbee
Hula Hoop
Lego
Lincoln Logs
Marbles
Monopoly
Play-Doh
Radio Flyer wagon
Roller Skates
Teddy Bear
Tinkertoy
View-master
Duncan Yo-Yo
2000
Bicycle
Jacks
Jump rope
Mr. Potato Head
Slinky
2001
Silly Putty
Tonka Trucks
2002
Jigsaw puzzle
Raggedy Ann
2003
Alphabet Blocks
Checkers
2004
G.I. Joe
Rocking horse
Scrabble
2005
Candy Land
Cardboard box
Jack-in-the-box
2006
Easy-Bake Oven
Lionel Trains
2007
Atari 2600
Kite
Raggedy Andy
2008
The Stick
The Baby Doll
Skateboard
2009
The ball
Game Boy
Big Wheel
2010
The Game of Life
Playing cards
2011

September 14, 2011 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

People, Subjects, Events Listed in “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, “The King and I”, and “The Catcher in the Rye”

Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

Josef Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai

Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California Baseball,
Starkwether, Homicide, Children of Thalidomide

Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land,
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex
J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock

Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz

Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Rock and Roller cola wars

February 16, 2010 Posted by | Miscellaneous | Leave a comment