A tidbit of wonderful trivia

February 5, 2016

On July 20, 1969, as Commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon.

His first words after stepping on the Moon, 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,' were televised to earth and heard by millions. But, just before he re-entered the Lander, he added the enigmatic remark 'Good luck, Mr. Gorsky.'

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet cosmonaut.  However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs.

Over the years, many people questioned Armstrong as to what the 'Good luck, Mr. Gorsky'  statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

But in 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question again to Armstrong. This time Armstrong finally responded because his Mr. Gorsky had just died so he felt he could finally provide the answer.

In 1938, when Armstrong was a kid in a small Midwestern town, he was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard.  His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbor's yard near their bedroom window.  His neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky.

As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, 'Sex! You want sex?!  You'll get sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!'

Neil Armstrong's family has confirmed that this is a true story.

Sent on to the Sriars by Dr. Ellyn Berk

Amen

February 4, 2016

The pastor's wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise.
After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor's family expanded; so would his paycheck.
After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor's expanding salary.
A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the pastor's additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost.
After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke, 'Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us.'
Silence fell over the congregation..

In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her frail voice, 'Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers.'
The entire congregation said, 'Amen..'

Retirement

February 3, 2016

An elderly married couple was at home watching TV.
The husband had the remote and was switching back and forth between a fishing channel and the porn channel.
The wife became more and more annoyed and finally said: 'For god's sake! Leave it on the porn channel.
You already know how to fish!'

Paper Is Dead? Really?

February 1, 2016

This French Ad made me laugh right out loud!
My hat's off to the advertising team that came up with the idea. It has often been said that paper is dead, because we're living in the electronic age!
Paper is not dead - ????? ?? ??
Click Here for Is Paper Really Dead?

It's only a 39 second video - The irony at the end won't be lost.

Born Salesman

January 28, 2016

Ole, the smoothest-talking Norwegian in the Minnesota National Guard, got called up to active duty. Ole's first assignment was in a military induction center.
Because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits about government benefits, especially the GI life insurance, to which they were entitled.

The officer in charge soon noticed that Ole was getting a 99% sign-up rate for the more expensive supplemental form of GI insurance. This was remarkable, because it cost these low-income recruits $30 per month for the higher coverage, compared to what the government was already providing at no charge.
The officer decided he'd sit in the back of the room at the next briefing and observe Ole's sales pitch. Ole stood up before the latest group of inductees and said, 'If you haf da normal GI insurans an' yoo go to Afghanistan an' get yourself killed, da governmen' pays yer beneficiary $20,000. If yoo take out da supplemental insurans, vich cost you only t'irty dollars a mont , den da governmen' got ta pay yer beneficiary $200,000!'
............ 'Now,' Ole concluded, 'Vich bunch you tink dey gonna send ta Afghanistan first?'