THE LAST WORD
(1) Laughter is the best medicine: Wife: “Where do you want to go on holiday this year?” Husband: “Somewhere I’ve never been before.” Wife: “How about the kitchen?” (2) From the website LeFunny.net: “There is never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” (3) Practical wisdom: Never swear at a parrot. (4) In the Twittersphere: “My cat freaks out whenever he hears KP. Hides under the couch.” - Australian actor, writer and producer Adam Zwar about Big Bash League player and commentator Kevin Pietersen. (5) I am not making this up: In the 1870s, postal workers in Liege, Belgium, unsuccessfully trained 37 cats to deliver the mail.
“When you feel like quitting ... think about why you started.” - bumper sticker.
“The chief cause of problems is solutions.” - US journalist Eric Sevareid.
7887 - the number of the last ticket sold in the Cars ‘n’ Cash Lottery conducted by Bedford Industries in South Australia in 2001.
JUST A THOUGHT
A smart person is someone who knows when and how to play dumb.
Today is January 15, Alphabet Day in North Korea and the 15th day of the year. There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year. On this day: 1915: Sculptor John Dowie, who died in 2008, was born in Adelaide. 1946: The morning session at the Rex, a cinema in Rundle St, city, was free to children from orphanages, hospitals and Legacy. 1950: The South Australian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henry Krips, performed its first free open-air matinee concert in the Adelaide Botanic Garden. 1952: Points to bear in mind when buying stockings were broadcast in the Women’s Session on ABC radio station 5CL in Adelaide. 1961: Radio station 5AD listed Are You Lonesome Tonight?, by Elvis Presley, as Adelaide’s No 1 hit single. 1967: The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in Super Bowl I at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 1974: The situation comedy series Happy Days premiered on US television. 1980: Visiting English cricket commentator Henry Blofeld had lunch at Neddy’s, a restaurant in Hutt St, city. 2002: From The Advertiser: “US President George W. Bush (right) suffered bruises after he choked on a pretzel and fainted while watching an American football game on television.” 2003: California Suite, by US playwright Neil Simon and directed by Peter Goers and Geoff Crowhurst, opened in The Studio at the Holden Street Theatres, Hindmarsh. 2010: Accountant, councillor and Lions community worker Peter Holt died in Adelaide. 2015: Australian radio and television personality John Blackman tweeted: “We have an open marriage - her mouth, my wallet!” 2017: From the front page of the Sunday Mail: “At least six European countries and the European Union have secretly asked Australia for advice on how to stop the flood of asylum-seekers crossing the Mediterranean by boat.”