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Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (March 25, 2017)

Sicilian Proverb If you don’t know by age twenty, don’t do by age thirty, don’t have by age forty, you will never know, never do, and never have A Sound Mind in a Rich Body Money-giving is a good criterion of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people. …Karl [more...]

March 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (March 18, 2017)

Then and Now Let the people think they govern and they will be governed. …William Penn Arcane Philosophy Possessions are immortal; when you’re gone, they’re still around. Lexophilia from the Internet • Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! • How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it. • England [more...]

March 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (March 11, 2017)

Native American Proverb Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food. Daffy-nition Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, and scorn in the driver ahead. …Mac McCleary A History Lesson Emmanuel Carasso or Emanuel Karasu (1862–1934 ) was a lawyer and member of [more...]

March 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Feb. 4, 2017)

WW II Coinage   There are no atheists in the foxholes.   …Rev. William T. Cummings   A Double-entendre Palindrome   Semite Times   At the Grave of a Land-Shark   There was no land, they used to tell, Old Miller couldn’t trade or sell; A clever man! I wonder how [more...]

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Jan. 28, 2017)

Arabic Proverb When a learned man errs he makes a learned error.   Advice from a Statesman In matters of principle, stand like a rock: In matters of taste, swim with the current.   Consolatory Words Everyone likes to pull the lion’s tail.   Psychoanalysis The Old Mandarin was always [more...]

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Jan. 21, 2017)

A Modern Aphorism Weakness of character is often mistaken for modesty.   Freudian Slip A district attorney with a reputation for badgering witnesses gave everyone in court a big laugh when he said to the judge, “The persecution rests.”   Russian Proverb A kind word is better than a [more...]

January 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 [more...]

January 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Dec. 24, 2016)

Doctor’s Adage Without pains, No gains. Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1735  Double Entendre A haughty matron was looking at a proof of a photograph of her that had just been taken at a swank photography studio. “This is an outrage,” she exclaimed; “now I ask you, does this picture look like [more...]

December 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Dec. 17, 2016)

Egyptian Proverb No one can circumvent the skillful of heart. They who know his wisdom do not attack him, and no misfortune occurs where he is. Truth comes to him fully brewed, in accordance with the sayings of the ancestors.   From the Trivia File The Chatookee is an Indian bird that never [more...]

December 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Uncle Garabed’s Notebook (Dec. 3, 2016)

From Lectures on the English Poets Fame is not popularity. It is the spirit of a man surviving himself in the minds and thoughts of other men. …William Hazlitt The Virtue of Anonymity The first aid specialist, instructing a class of Girl Scouts, asked: “Why does a surgeon wear a mask while [more...]

December 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

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