You may fool all the people some of the time
“You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you cant fool all of the people all the time.” Abraham Lincoln.
I was thinking… I could ask the government for 12 billion pounds to organise some games. You know the sort of thing, have them running around in silly shorts and the fastest one gets a prize. With 12 billion quid I might run to medals! I could probably get the National Lottery to donate a few quid to train them. After all, 12 billion is a drop in the ocean. The country is 7.9 trillion in debt according to the Tax Payers Alliance.
Nah, I don’t think I’ll fool them, either. I might do, if I changed my name to something posh, like Cameron or Sebastian. What do you think?
That’s a Manor House in the picture. Did you know that if you have enough money, you can become a lord or lady of the manor? They auction those titles off, occasionally. I would like the one for this town, but I suppose it’s a waste of time lording it over people, unless you’re rich. I think the rich and powerful should serve the less fortunate and vulnerable anyway. If I win the lottery one of the weeks I’ll do that; be a sort of local people’s champion, perhaps. What do you think?
I’ve been talking to a student in China this week, she’s looking forward to coming to England to study next month. Can you imagine anyone looking forward to going to Wolverhampton?
I started uploading some photos onto Facebook last night. They put a film on television that wasn’t a repeat. Well that got my attention. It would wouldn’t it? It wasn’t bad either, it was an Indiana Jones movie with Harrison Ford looking a bit past his sell by date.
My memory is getting terrible. I realised I hadn’t finished uploading the photos after I had gone to bed. I was going to ask my doctor about my memory, but I keep forgetting…
On a Zillion Ideas today there is a humorous blog about Facebook, by Fairy Dharawat, with a bit I added at the end. It’s not easy writing humour. You have to recycle old jokes and get the format right. It’s always a good idea to end on an amusing note. Otherwise, it’s like a joke without the punch line. I can’t think of anything! The weather forecast for today was storms or heavy rain and then this morning it had changed and was going to be warmer and sunny. There is no sign of the sun so far. They dropped chemicals on the clouds to make it rain in China, so it would be dry for the Beijing Olympics. If they did that here, it all went horribly wrong. Then again they had flooding in China after their Olympics. You can’t trust anyone can you? They think they can fool all of us. They don’t fool me! The country is 7.9 trillion in debt and so we have to cut down; 300,000 pounds for every household… Yeah right… We owe it all to all to the Chinese I suppose.
I’ve been talking to a Chinese student on and off while I have been writing this, she doesn’t have our money! There are more amazing blogs on the home page. Please subscribe and comment and you can also pop over to a zillion ideas and read the posts on there.
Sounds like my memory. Some of the things I forget … are embarrassing.
19, August 2012 at 11:56 pm
I forget words. It’s called word recall problem or something. I spent hours last week trying to remember metaphor, it was buried somewhere in my brain but I couldn’t recall the exact word to use! That’s embarrassing when you’re in the middle of a conversation, especially if it’s the name of the person you’re talking to!
20, August 2012 at 10:31 am