Friday, November 30, 2007

Ode to a beautiful day

Ode to a beautiful day by Rob Hood©11-30-2007

Life is splendid

dont you think

I take my pleasure

from neither drugs

nor drink

unless you include what

comes from the sink

Tomorrow morning

when I awake

What a lovely sound

I'll make

I will sing a spirited song

that will make my day

stream along

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Winston Churchill Quotes

1. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

2. There is no such thing as a good tax.

3. Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.

4. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

5. We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

6. An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.

7. The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

8. From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put.

9. A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

10. Nancy Astor: “Sir, if you were my husband, I would give you poison.”
Churchill: “If I were your husband I would take it.”

11. A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

12. Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.

13. If you are going to go through hell, keep going.

14. It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

15. You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

6. If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.

17. You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.

18. History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

19. The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

20. I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

21. The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.

22. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

23. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

24. Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.

25. Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.

The Philosophy of Money

  • "Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money."
    (Jackie Mason)

  • "In God we trust. All others must pay cash."
    (American Saying)

  • "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."
    (Woody Allen)

  • "Sex is like money; only too much is enough."
    (John Updike)

  • "If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem"
    (JP Getty)

  • "It doesn't matter if you're black or white... the only color that really matters is green."
    (Family Guy)

  • "The only way not to think about money... is to have a great deal of it."
    (Edith Wharton)

  • "If you want to know what God thinks about money, just look at the people He gives it to."
    (Old Irish saying)

  • "Be rich to yourself... and poor to your friends."
  • "If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some."
    (Benjamin Franklin)

  • "Bart, with $10000, we'd be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like... love!"
    (Homer Simpson)

  • "The easiest way for your children to learn about money is for you not to have any."
    (Katharine Whitehorn)

  • "Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears."
    (Robert W. Sarnoff)

  • "All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy."
    (Spike Milligan)

  • "What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money."
    (Henry Youngman)
  • Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like"
    (Will Smith)

  • "If God only gave me a clear sign... like making a large deposit in my name at a swiss bank."
    (Woody Allen)

  • "I was so poor growing up ... if I wasn't a boy ...I'd have nothing to play with"
    (Rodney Dangerfield)

  • "He who marries for love without money has good nights and sorry days."

  • "Between work and family, I'm really not spending enough quality time with my money"

  • "The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money"
    (Johnny Carson)

  • "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it"
    (Bob Hope)
  • "Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping"
    (Bo Derek)

  • "When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is"
    (Oscar Wilde)

  • "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore"
    (Yogi Berra)

  • "Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work."
    (Robert Orben)

  • "Always borrow money from a pessimist... he doesn't expect to be paid back"

  • "If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments."
    (Earl Wilson)

  • "Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are."
    (James W. Frick)

  • "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
    (Jim Rohn)

Great quotes

H. L. Mencken

"It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man."

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Plodding along

Plodding along by Rob Hood© 11-21-2007

When I was born

I continued my quest

to go down the

right path

and finally pass the test

but I doubt that

I will ever come

to a stop

to reach Nirvana

and get to the top

I may need

to forever travel

to fall off my bike

into the gravel

to get up

and start anew

looking about

may just have to do

some may say

that life has a purpose

and if you think really hard

a reason will surface

but I have been unable

to think of that reason

and to me each life

is but a season

in the nonending

years in which we dwell

we try to keep

things interesting

so life's not a hell

when I die

I will return

in another body

to continue my sojourn

I plod along

to each of life's beats

along the pavement

and down the streets

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Poor pitiful me

Poor pitiful me by Rob Hood© 11-14-07

My computer is on the fritz

and I am in the pits

How can I have much joy

until I completely

format my toy

I ferverently hate

those hackers

who made me

lose my crackers

Why need they be so mean?

my enjoyment had been

so keen

My computers

slowly dying

and I'm sitting here

and crying

so backup

I must do

and my files

are quite a few

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.
2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."
3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.
4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

7. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home!'" "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome." "Is it common?" Well, "It's Not Unusual."

9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

10. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.
11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day, but I couldn't find any.
13. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.
14. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.
15. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says "Dam!"
16. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
17. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why?" they asked, as they moved off. "Because", he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."
18. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds,"They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal!"
19. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail, and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him...(Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good).......................................................
........A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
20. And finally, there was the person who sent twenty different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make them laugh.
No pun in ten did.

At First Bite

At first bite by Rob Hood©11-7-07

I drink blood, spake Vlad

but knowing that

need not make you sad

For what you get

with just one bite

is life eternal

if you stay out of the light

You'll no longer

need a car

to leave from here

and go very far

Just move above

into the sky

above mountains and rivers

you can fly

you can travel

the world at will

without a passport

Now that's a thrill!

and here's a way

to spend a day

go to a multiscreen

late one night

and stay

Your pleasures soon

will multiply

so come on baby

give it a try

Monday, November 5, 2007

Add to any service

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Historic Jingles-1952-Adlai E Stevenson

Music That I Like-Lou Christie - Lightin' Strikes

(Lou Christie and Twyla Herbert)

Listen to me, baby, you gotta understand
You're old enough to know the makings of a man
Listen to me, baby, it's hard to settle down
Am I asking too much for you to stick around

Every boy wants a girl
He can trust to the very end
Baby, that's you
Won't you wait but 'til then

When I see lips beggin' to be kissed (stop)
I can't stop (stop)
I can't stop myself
(Stop, stop)

Lightning is striking again
Lightning is striking again

Nature's takin' over my one-track mind
Believe it or not, you're in my heart all the time
All the girls are sayin' that you'll end up a fool
For the time being, baby, live by my rules

When I settle down
I want one baby on my mind
Forgive and forget
And I'll make up for all lost time

If she's put together fine
And she's readin' my mind (stop)
I can't stop (stop)
I can't stop myself
(Stop, stop)

Lightning is striking again
Lightning is striking again
And again and again and again

[Instrumental Interlude]

Lightning is striking again
Lightning is striking again

There's a chapel in the pines
Waiting for us around the bend
Picture in your mind
Love forever, but 'til then

If she gives me a sign
That she wants to make time (stop)
I can't stop (stop)
I can't stop myself
(Stop, stop)

Lightning is striking again
Lightning is striking again
And again and again and again
Lightning is striking again
And again and again and again

Saturday, November 3, 2007

My Genesis

My Genesis by Rob Hood©2007

Another evening another morning

a new day

I was formed

from a lump of clay

The Old Man in the sky

set out to bake a pie

The denizens of His abode

were set to dine

on pie ala mode

but within that throng

was one who would

not go along

he was quite a rebel

known by many

as the little devil

he said "please Boss

change your plan

and today for me

make a man"

so that's why I'm

here today

yes it's me

my name is Ray.

Friday, November 2, 2007

An idea popped up today

An idea popped up today by Rob Hood©11-2-07

A lightbulb went off in my head

after walking down paths that lead

to places where I decided to go

and now it was a time to grow

That lightbulb set

my head aglow

My mind seemed released

moving to and fro

and many thoughts

began to flow

On this earth

my body sits

in a place

with lengths

and widths

but my mind above arises

in a world of

fun and prizes

As I see lights

of various hues

brightly glowing

I love those views

Thoughts about the Web

Thoughts about the Web by Rob Hood©11-2-07

The router sat upon the table

sending signals that would enable

other computers to connect

to get a view that's correct.

It's amazing that a signal wireless

works with ease and seems quite tireless.

My rss reader is quite keen

It aquires feeds, before unseen

I enjoy my blogs quite a bit

I can now publish from where I sit

and I might add to a Wiki

writing anything

They are not picky