WITH MARTY SMITH

THE LAST WORD

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MOUTHING OFF

(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.

IN­SIGHT

“If ants drove cars it would be even harder to find a park­ing place.” – graf­fiti.

QUOTE, UNQUOTE

“Life is about mak­ing an im­pact, not mak­ing an in­come.” – US en­tre­pre­neur Kevin Kruse.

KEEP­ING COUNT

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.

RE­MEM­BER WHEN

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.

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