Jack Ma failed his primary school test twice and failed is secondary school test twice. He was rejected for a job at Kentucky Fried Chicken. 24 people applied. He was the only one rejected. He was one of five applicants for the police force. He was the only one rejected. He applied to Harvard 10 times and was always rejected. So, who is this dismal failure?
I have a friend with severe allergies to insect venom. One afternoon I was in my room and saw the mother of all wasps on the window. This thing was HUGE. I was determined to get rid of it but I did something really stupid…. Continue reading
My grandmother had one of these in the 1970’s. The tub was the washer. The top part was a hand cranked or powered wringer. If you never knew the origin of “Don’t get your ___ caught in the ringer” this picture should explain it. The whole process was very manual as you can see in the video below. I came across this while buying a modern dryer at Anchor Appliance in Tuckerton New Jersey (Got a good deal too!!). They had a collection of old appliance but unfortunately they had a fire. I’m not sure if any of the vintage appliances survived or were replaced. Continue reading
What an unfortunate license plate for an ambulance. If you needed to get to a hospital immediately, would you go in this ambulance or wait for the next one?
One evening, I decided “Screw the diet” and got a can of whipped cream out of the fridge to top some ice cream. Unfortunately I dropped it. When it hit the floor, it converted itself into an unguided ballistic whipped cream rocket. The can launched into a corksrew flight pattern spewing whipped cream everywhere. I mean everywhere. Continue reading
We had a white deer in the herd for a while. They are not known as albinos. Continue reading
While visiting the Tuckerton Seaport in 2009, I saw a Vintage Mercury Outboard that was very similar to one I owned.
It appears that we made a wrong turn… Continue reading
A Wells Fargo error emptied or severely depleted bank accounts for some of it’s customers. Continue reading
I was working in my home office and noticed that the furnace wasn’t running. The forced hot air furnace is 35 plus years old and belongs in a museum, not a house, but I’ll get around to that later. I found that the problem wasn’t the furnace. Continue reading