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Quote Of The Day
"Your vision will become clearer only when you can look into your own heart."
Today's Trivia Remembering Anne Frank
Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse on this day in 1944. The Franks had taken shelter there in 1942 out of fear of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp. They occupied the small space with another Jewish family and a single Jewish man, and were aided by Christian friends, who brought them food and supplies. Anne spent much of her time in the "secret annex" working on her diary. The diary survived the war, overlooked by the Gestapo that discovered the hiding place, but Anne and nearly all of the others perished in the Nazi death camps.A Jazz Legend
Legendary jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong is born on this day in New Orleans. Although Armstrong himself often cited his birthday as July 4, 1900, his baptismal records show that he was born August 4, 1901, to teenage parents who separated after his birth. Armstrong's innovative music established the instrumental solo as the backbone of jazz. Among his many hits were "Blueberry Hill" and "What a Wonderful World." Armstrong died in his sleep in 1971 after suffering heart problems and other health complaints for many years.
Today's Chuckles Ring The Bell
Passing an office building late one night, a young boy saw a sign that said, "Press bell for night watchman."
He did so, and after several minutes he heard the watchman clomping down the stairs.
The old, uniformed man proceeded to unlock first one gate, then another, shut down the alarm system, and finally made his way through the revolving door.
"Well," he snarled at the kid, "what do you want?"
"I just wanted to know why you can't ring it for yourself...?"An English Lesson
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day.
"In English," he said, "A double negative forms a positive."
"In some languages, though," he continued, "such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."
At that time, a voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right..."
"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. "
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. "
"A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood."
More Chuckles Fishing Terms Explained
(1) A curved piece of metal used to catch fish.
(2) A clever advertisement to entice a fisherman to spend his life savings on a new rod and reel.
(3) The punch administered by said fisherman's wife after he spends their life savings (see also, Right Hook, Left Hook).
Something you give your coworkers when they ask on Monday how your fishing went the past weekend.
An object that is semi-enticing to fish, but will drive an angler into such a frenzy that he will charge his credit card to the limit before exiting the tackle shop.
A weighted object that causes a rod to sink quickly when dropped overboard
What your last catch did to you as you reeled him in, but just before he wrestled free and jumped back overboard