Thursday, March 14, 2013

Some Things Never Change

This cartoon appeared in The Chicago Tribune in 1934 during the height of the depression. I guess some things never change.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Possible Mergers

A. Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R. Grace Co. will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.
B. Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become: Poly, Warner Cracker.
C. 3M will merge with Goodyear and become: MMMGood.
D. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become: ZipAudiDoDa.
E. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become: FedUP.
F. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become: Fairwell Honeychild.
G. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become: PouponPants.
H. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become: Knott NOW! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The funniest of them all.

I think Jonathon Winters is one of the funniest comedians of all time, He is certainly one of my favorites. I think he was at his best while doing improv. He had no need to use profanity to be funny

Friday, March 1, 2013

Camp Butler

During my annual trip to Springfield, I decided to stop by Camp Butler National Cemetery just east of the city. Over 200,000 Union soldiers were trained and staged at this sight on the Sangamon River during the civil war. The sight was also used as a Confederate prisoner of war camp. Sickness and disease took its toll here as 700 Union and 800 Confederate soldiers died here. My great great great grandfather, Nathan B Farmer trained here from Jan 1, 1862 Feb 10, 1862. He fought and Fort Henry and Fort Donnelson and was killed at the Battle of Shiloh on April 7, 1862. I wanted to see what the area looked like where he spent his final days in Illinois before be shipped south by railroad car. I was amazed by the size of the cemetery; over 20,000 veterans are buried here. As I stood alone on this snowy day and meditated, I couldn't help but realize that this place is truly hallowed ground.