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RANDOM THOUGHTS: SIGMUND FREUD

Sigmund FreudI went to a recital at a church in Jersey City this weekend which was held to benefit restoration of its organ. Someone asked me what I knew about organ restoration and I replied, "They have pills for that now." .... I was watching my wife working on eggs in the living room. "Are those deviled eggs?" I asked. "No, just mildly annoyed," she responded. ... The 160th birthday of Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychoanalysis, is this month, and it's worth a reminder that sometimes a candle, is just a candle.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: DON RICKLES

Don RicklesI figured out how the dispute between GOP presidential contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz got started. Cruz was trying to tell an old joke with Trump in earshot. "Take my wife, please," the Ted cracked. "It looks like a few people already did," the Donald enjoined. Cruz then retorted that Trump's hair makes it look like his mother mated with a chia-pet.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: MURDOCH's EX

Rupert Murdoch Reading the debate over Kim Kardashian and another actress tweeting a topless picture of themselves, I have to give Kim credit for knowing how to stay in the public eye and make it seem like something special at a time when it's pretty easy to find pictures of naked people on the web. ... I understand that the next Republican presidential debate will include a pie-throwing session.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: SPANISH INQUISITION

Monty Python's Spanish  Inquistion SkitI can finally say I’m hip. I had a dish with quinoa in it last week. Now, if I were just to start watching Downton Abbey. ... Was on the river bank yesterday and four buzzards appeared and were flying low at various spots. One came straight overhead and then didn't make such a pass again. I think they were checking me out. "I don't think he's quite ready, Fred.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: PEE-WEE HERMAN

Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman, 1988A study found that fish in Puget Sound are full of drugs such as cocaine and antidepressants. That explains why my depression cleared up after a recent fish dinner in Seattle. At least they cleaned up the mercury a bit. Once, I ate a salmon at it reported I was running a fever.... When I was a kid, my mother used to kill and clean the chickens for dinner, along with the fish that my father caught. It was years later that I realized a woman's place is in the kitchen disemboweling small animals.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: MOST INTERESTING MAN

Jonathan Goldsmith, Most Interesting Man in the WorldSomeone sent me a chart to show relationships, including cousins and showing what it means to be a cousin once removed, twice removed and so forth. I had a cousin who was several times removed, usually at the request of a bar owner or relatives. ... Kim Kardashian's recent selfie was interesting but it could have benefitted from some advice about photography. A wide-angle lens would have helped to better capture her best-known attribute.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: MARCO RUBIO

Marco RubioTechnology terms can show off anyone's ignorance. Somebody next to me was talking about the impact of Hadoop and I said "gesundheit" ... With the yo-yo-ing of temperatures from freezing to the 60s, birds have been found exhausted on the ground. Scientists theorize they have been in a loop flying north and then return south as the weather oscillates. ... A man who was taking selfies of himself holding a gun, ended up shooting and killing himself.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: SANDERS

Bernie SandersAccording to some news reports, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was with a secret society of hunters when he died. Hopefully, they don't follow the Dick Cheney Hunting school. ...My theory of effective communication generation starts with this principle: Shut up while the other person is talking. ...  For every Internet troll, there is an equal and opposite troll. ... FIFA, the body governing international soccer, has just elected Gianni Infantino president. Ever vigilant, Las Vegas bookies are already setting the over/under on official bribes.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: RYAN REYNOLDS

Ryan Reynolds by Gage SkidmoreKanye West's rants back stage on the TV show "Saturday Night Live" are unfortunate as he may not be in the running to be named Mr. Congeniality for the next Grammy awards. Of course, if you have seen the movie Amadeus, you realize that a great musician isn't necessarily a nice person. Now, I'm not comparing West to Mozart, because I just don't know what he would look like in a white wig. ... I figure the real reason West gets uptight is he can't hang onto his wife.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: COLDPLAY

Coldplay By Nababan - Own work, CC BY 3.0One of my friends gave his opinion about cats recently. "Why should I feed and take care of something that has nothing but disdain for me? I have my relatives for that." ... A recent conference promoted that there would be a Navy Seal appearing. Well, the little hat was cute, but I thought balancing the ball on his nose was kind of passé ... Something I ate last week at the Acumatica conference disagreed with me. It won.

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