A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.”
The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?” The boy takes the quarters and leaves.
“What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!”
Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store.
“Hey, son! May I ask you a question?
Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?”
The boy licked his cone and replied,
“Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”
If you’ve seen Mission Impossible 2, you definitely had the opening scene burned into your memory banks. The scene were Tom Cruise is climbing that gnarly rock formation and without a rope or any device securing him from plunging from this death. And while most of you shrugged off the insanity of such a feat to Hollywood special effects, you have yet to meet Alex Honnold. One of a few rock climbers in the entire world who scales thousand feet rock formations with only shoes and chalk bag—no rope, no safety, and no room for error. Caveman Circus would like to extend a hat tip to Alex for doing what 99.999999999999999% of the human population wouldn’t have the mental fortitude to even think about or even try doing. Here are a few pictures and videos of him doing his thing…..
by Tim Brownson
1. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” -George Bernard Shaw
Apparently it’s statesmanlike to stand firm and not change your mind. It’s also idiotic if you ignore new evidence and refuse to admit you may have been wrong.
I remember when John Kerry ran against George Bush and it was discovered he’d changed his stance on the war in Iraq. He was pilloried by the Republicans for being a flip-flopper rather than commended for being honest enough to accept he was wrong.
2. “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – William H Murray
This is often mistakenly attributed to Goethe when it really just came from a Goethe couplet and is presumed to have been said in full my Scottish Mountaineer, W H Murray.
Is there are greater quote on the importance of commitment? I doubt it.
3. “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing” – Elbert Hubbard
Many people are terrified of criticism and will often keep their head down and go with the flow for fear of being on the receiving end of it. The world doesn’t need that, speak your mind
4. “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead
Another oft cited quote and one that inspires people (or at least should do) to believe they really do have more power than they could ever imagine. Don’t ever think you are powerless.
If you have a bucket list, here is a few awesome ideas of the many awesome and amazing places that you definitely need to check out before you ‘check out’.
"Waiting for the gong." Aboard the U.S.S. Oregon circa 1897
1912 World Series