10/08/18 – A Story About Two Friends – Maybe You Can Relate

CURRENT EVENTS

A Story

Two friends were walking through the desert.  During some point of the journey they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: 

“Today my best friend slapped me in the face.”

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath.  The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.

After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: 

“Today my best friend saved my life.”

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone.  Why?”

The other friend replied,

“When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away.  But when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Have you watched or would you consider watching “Lucky Them” or “Some Kind of Beautiful”?

I have or would watch both  88.89%  (8 votes)

I have watched or would watch “Lucky Them”.  11.11%  (1 votes)

I have watched or would watch “Some Kind of Beautiful”.  0%  (0 votes)

Total Votes: 9

Did you enjoy this Japanese music video?

Yes  57.14%  (8 votes) 

No  35.71%  (5 votes) 

I didn’t not like it  7.14%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 14
Have you ever been to an art museum and seen things that you could have done as well, if not better?

No  58.82%  (10 votes) 

Yes  41.18%  (7 votes) 

Total Votes: 17

Who taught who?

Socrates, Plato & Aristotle  44.44%  (4 votes) 

Socrates, Aristotle & Plato  22.22%  (2 votes) 

Plato, Socrates & Aristotle  11.11%  (1 votes) 

Aristotle, Socrates & Plato  11.11%  (1 votes) 

Aristotle, Plato & Socrates  11.11%  (1 votes) 

Plato, Aristotle & Socrates  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 9
What do you think of having plastic surgery to enhance a normal looking appearance?

No  75%  (12 votes) 

Yes  12.5%  (2 votes) 

No opinion  12.5%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 16

Do you believe fun should be part of every job?

Yes  100%  (16 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 16
Have you ever asked people of Facebook to:
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Like and share if
Type Yes ifType Amen if
Sorry folks, I forgot to include a “No”, so I couldn’t get the results.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

 

PLAY OF THE WEEK

I saw this play yesterday and thought it was so funny.

Arsenic & Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939. The play is a comedy revolving around the Brewster family,  now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, New York.

His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide.

A brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts’ victims.

And a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein (a character based on real-life gangland surgeon Joseph Moran) to conceal his identity, and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff (a self-referential joke, as the part was originally played on Broadway by Karloff). (Reference: Wikipedia)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Many people believe music has the power to change you.  Will it certainly did change these three guys.

Music Changes You

By Logan Paul

ART OF THE WEEK

I thought for a change, you might enjoy some poetry this week.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Plato (428 – 423 BC to 347 BC)

Roman copy of a portrait bust by Silanion for the Academia in Athens (c. 370 BC)

Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the pivotal figure in the development of Western philosophy. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato’s entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years.

Along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the foundations of Western philosophy and science.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

My City Is Creating Bike Lanes

CHARACTER TRAITS 

SOCIAL TRAITS 

This past week, Facebook has gone crazy with so many people passing on several versions of the exact warning

Please select all that apply

LEARNING TRAITS

It’s science!

MISCELLANEOUS 

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

6 thoughts on “10/08/18 – A Story About Two Friends – Maybe You Can Relate

  1. I love Arsenic and Old Lace! It’s also a fabulous old movie with Cary Grant as Mortimer Brewster. Highly recommend seeing the movie if you enjoyed the play! Fun fact, Boris Karloff was in the original play as the bad guy which made the comments about his looking like Karloff all the funnier!

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    • Thank you Melissa for comment. The play is always terrific and this time we were front row at Meadow Brook Theatre. Thank you also for mentioning the movie, when we get home, I am going to order it.

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    • Thanks Mike, when I saw paper covers rock, I just knew I had to use it. Plus, I just watched the Rock again in Central Intelligence and couldn’t help laughing. Have you seen that film?

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