Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are almost dead?Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they already know there is not enough money? Why does someone believe you when you say there are billions of stars; but have to checkwhen you say the paint is still wet? Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard and where did he get such a good razor? Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him? Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets? Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'? If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes? Why is… Read More →
One Sunday a cowboy in South Texas went to little country church. When he entered, he saw that he and the preacher were the only ones present. The preacher asked the cowboy if he wanted him to go ahead and preach. The cowboy said, "I ain’t too smart, but if I went to feed my cows and only one showed up, I'd feed him anyway." So the minister began his sermon. One hour passed, then two hours, then two-and-a-half hours. The preacher finally finished and came down to ask the cowboy how he liked the sermon. The cowboy answered slowly and thoughtfully, "Well, …I ain’t too smart, but if I went to feed my cows and only one showed up,… Read More →
This was sent in by a reader, so we decided to post it on The Silver Bulletin.What is a BILLION??? This isn’t really anything to laugh at, but what the heck else can we do,so we put it in the “Laughter, The Best Medicine” category. The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casual manner, thinkabout whether you want that or any "politician" spending your hard earned money. "A billion here and a billion there, and soon you're talking about real money."Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency dida good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases. 1. One billion seconds… Read More →
(The American GIs throw them away and we use them to train our Olympic team.)
I have often been confused when I heard the term “Service” used in reference to various government agencies and even some other private companies. Internal Revenue “Service” U.S. Postal “Service” Telephone/Cell Phone “Service” Cable T.V. “Service” Civil “Service” Public “Service” Customer “Service” Although there are many good people working in “Service” industries, very often I have wondered just what was meant by the term “Service”. In today’s world just to get “Service” can be an ordeal with an endless maze of “menus” and being put on hold. However, today, I overheard two ranchers here in Utopia talking and one of them said he had hired another rancher’s bull to “Service” some of his cows. Almost immediately, it all came into perspective…. Read More →
If you see two people laughing at a joke you didn't hear, chances are you will smile anyway–even if you don't realize it.According to a new study, laughter truly is contagious: the brain responds to the sound of laughter and preps the muscles in the face to join in the mirth. "It seems that it's absolutely true that 'laugh and the whole world laughs with you," said Sophie Scott, a neuroscientist at the University College London. "We've known for some time that when we are talking to someone, we often mirror their behavior, copying the words they use and mimicking their gestures. Now we've shown that the same appears to apply to laughter, too–at least at the level of the… Read More →
I know we saved money on this 'Chinese' shipment, …but maybe two ships would have been better than one.