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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Jan. 7, 2017)

Look and See

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

… Henry David Thoreau

 

From the Trivia File

During World War II, the Oscar statuettes were made of plaster and were traded in for gold only after the war.

 

Self-Preservation

Company president to personnel manager: “Search the company for an alert, aggressive young man who could step into my shoes—and when you find him, fire him.”

 

Something to Think About

Foreman: Why are you carrying only one board when other men are carrying two?

Bondoh Bedros: Maybe they’re too lazy to make a second trip.

 

ONCE AGAIN!

On Christmas eve, it is my plan

To sit me down and think,

Of many friends, both near and far

With whom I’ve had a drink.

 

Those kindred souls; some East, some West

Pass by me in review,

I wonder how they’re going on,

And if we’ll meet anew.

 

So Christmas eve, say just at ten,

You’ll pass in my review,

And just you have a drink to me

And I will drink to you.

 

What’s in a Name?

Azmelian revisited: Arabic in derivation, identified as a descriptive title, azmel is a conflation of aziz and melik, where aziz is defined as glorious, and melik as king; therefore glorious king.

 

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