Winning Words 4/1/11
“If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.” (Welsh Proverb) When I was a youngster, April 1, was one of my favorite days, a time when I’d try to play a “joke” on a friend or family member. I must say that the best one was pulled on me. On that day I wore the crown…but that’s another story. The point is, that we all have ways of making fools of ourselves…so, today, join the crowd and lighten up. ;-) Jack
FROM JR IN CALIFORNIA: Good Morning, Jack. When do you sleep. XXOO FROM JACK: If I were living in California, I'd be asleep at 2 am.
FROM CL IN CALIFORNIA: And in the words of my best friend Mike . . . if wishes were horses beggars would ride. FROM JACK: Any friend of Mike's is someone that I think I could be comfortable with.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: All would be kings indeed! I would love to hear the story of how and who got ya on April Fool's! FROM JACK: I'm not foolish enough to tell you. MORE FROM OUTHOUSE: Andy played the best one today at work. He put an official looking sign on the copier. It stated the copier had been updated and was now voice activated. It also stated for a person using it the first time, they may have to ask for copies several times until the voice was recognized. Unfortunately, he had meeting all day and wasn't able to watch or listen to the fun, but he heard many people talking about it all day.
FROM CJL IN OHIO: We should share those ways with others....so we laugh & avoid repeating them. FROM JACK: As I was driving along the freeway today, I saw a small sign by the roadside: "Laugh Loud; Live Long."
FROM MOLINER CF: Yea, well there's no fool like an old fool. FROM JACK: No foolin'?
FROM SH FROM MICHIGAN: This one is not politically correct. How do you suppose these WW make the
kings of the world feel. Tried to research on the internet and find out if the monarchy is popular in Wales.
Foolin with you FROM JACK: I quotes 'em as I reads 'em.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: Oh, now you've made us curious, and we won't rest until we know the April Fool's story on you!!? My boys were pretty darn good at thinking up Fool's tricks...I pulled a few myself...I remember when I was teaching, I announced to my Lit class: "Close Your books, get out paper and pencil, and prepare for a test on the assigned story for today. It will count for 1/3 of your final grade. " They looked stunned, closed their books, reluctantly pulled out paper and pencil, and then I said, "Write at the top of your papers, the date, April First." Then I just stood there waiting for the light to dawn, and slowly, one by one, they started to grin...of course the slowest had to have an explanation, but most had a good laugh. Yes I'm sure we have all worn the Crown for Fools. I know I have. Keeps you humble, alright! Today my Beautician posted a sign on her door "DOOR NOT WORKING: GO AROUND TO THE FRONT DOOR." I thought, "This IS the front door!" But I dutifully (like all the others) tramped around in back to find another door, and on the back door was the sign, (You guessed it) "APRIL FOOL!" TRY THE FRONT DOOR...Good for a laugh. :-) Cheers for all Fools!!
FROM CJL IN OHIO: We have to look carefully for humor these days. I once heard the problems with the funnies are that they no longer are... FROM JACK: You're right. The funny paper has been replaced with the comic page, and even the comics aren't so comical, either. What is your favorite among the funnies?
FROM RADIO IKE: It has been wisely said that:"EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO MAKE A FOOL OF THEMSELVES FOR 5 MINUTES A DAY, BUT MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GO OVER YOUR 5 MINUTE LIMIT... FROM JACK: You can time it with a cuckoo clock.