WITH MARTY SMITH
THE LAST WORD
(1) Laughter is the best medicine: A butcher backed into a bacon slicer and got a little behind in his orders. (2) Actual medical record: “On the second day the knee was better and on the third day it had completely disappeared.” (3) From the website LeFunny.net: “You know you’re lazy when you get excited about cancelled plans.” (4) In the Twittersphere: “Once in a 100 year weather events seem to be happening every year.” – Australian comedian Scott Dooley. (5) I am not making this up: Guinea pigs can’t sweat.
“If ants drove cars it would be even harder to find a parking place.” – graffiti.
“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – US entrepreneur Kevin Kruse.
8168 – the distance, in kilometres, of the air route between Sydney and Honolulu.
JUST A THOUGHT
Tomorrow is just a yesterday that hasn’t arrived yet.
Today is December 8, Pretend To Be a Time Traveller Day and the 342nd day of the year. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year. On this day: 1865: Composer Jean Sibelius, who died in 1957, was born in Finland. 1978: Radio station 5AD listed You Needed Me, by Canadian singer Anne Murray, as Adelaide’s No. 1 hit single. 1980: John Lennon was shot dead in New York City. 1995: Ricky Ponting made his Test cricket debut for Australia. 2002: Sydney-born Peter Lonard won the Australian Masters golf tournament. 2005: US hard-rock band Motley Crue performed at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. 2010: US television compere Oprah Winfrey met a koala named Elvis on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. 2017: Vincent Nguini, guitarist-composer from Cameroon best known for playing in US singer-songwriter Paul Simon’s band, died in Brazil.