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Dave’s Dots

284967_263451147005550_3441270_nDave’s Law #45:  The amount of listening one does is inversely proportional to the number of questions that one asks.

Corollary to Dave’s Law #45:  The amount of listening one does is directly proportional to the number of dumb questions that one asks.

Star Trek Into Dorkness:  On the eve of the new Star Trek movie, I am told that there are actually two kinds of Star Trek fans:  “Trekkies” and “Trekkers”.  Apparently, “Trekkies” are just casual fans that merely watch Star Trek.  “Trekkers” go way beyond that and have been known to get their Kling”on”.  Whatever category you are, it makes little difference to the jock about to give you a swirlie.

And speaking of Star Trek and dorks:  What dork scheduled the premiere of The Great Gatsby the week between the premiere of Iron Man 3 and the premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness?  But, no matter what, the premiere of this version of The Great Gatsby won’t be anywhere near as bad as the horrid 1974 version of the movie, a movie so bad that Mia Farrow was too embarassed to show up at the premiere.  And here’s why:

Yes, she really said:  “I’d like to get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around.”  Or something like that.  F. Scott Fitzegerald no doubt rolled over in his grave.

And speaking of artists in the grave, a little joke:  Visitors to Beethoven’s grave in Vienna, Austria were surprised to hear the faint of sound of symphony music coming from underground.  It was also noticed that the music seemed to be played backwards.  Day by day, the music continued and the crowds at the grave grew larger and larger.  Finally, scientists were called in to try to explain why the symphony music was being heard underground, much less backwards.  Approaching the crowd, the cemetery’s caretaker put the whole issue to rest.  “You idiots!” he said “Beethoven’s just decomposing!”

The highs and lows and (highs) of life:  From Foxnews –  A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season.

The six smokejumpers from a base in Redmond found the site Monday evening, when there was a rash of lightning strikes.  Jackson County sheriff’s spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says the smokejumpers notified authorities, who hiked into the remote site in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. They seized two guns and more than 1,000 little pot plants.

A recent poll of college age students showed that 61% of them wanted government to stay out of their lives.  Wonder how many of those same students have federal student loans or tuition from places like the Hope scholarship?

And speaking of future aluminuseseses:  Another poll reveals that 33% of college students wear “lucky underwear” to do better on exams.  Are they truly indisposable?  Depends on who you ask.

You know, I don’t think that there is a man, woman, or child alive that doesn’t enjoy the delightful medley that is a cheese tray.

On this day in history:  The commemorative holiday Mother’s Day was officially recognized in 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia.  Anna Jarvis was the driving force behind the holiday.  Her mother had served  in a Mother’s Day Work Club, and when she died, Anna Jarvis wanted her mother to be honored in a national Mother’s Day (which it was in 1914).  Ironically, Jarvis later campaigned against Mother’s Day, because she felt that it had become too commercial:

“A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment.”
Take that Hallmark and Godiva!!
And speaking of mamas, and papas (how’s that for a segue?):  On this day in 1966, the number one song in our fair land was “Monday, Monday” by the Mamas and the Papas.  Admit it, you dig it.

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