What a Hoot!

When Insults Had Class:

 "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." —
Winston Churchill

 "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great
pleasure." — Clarence Darrow

 "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the
dictionary." — William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

 "I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening.  But this wasn’t it." —
Groucho Marx

 "I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I
approved of it." — Mark Twain

  "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." —
Oscar Wilde

 "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
friend… If you have one." — George Bernard Shaw to Winston
Churchill… followed by Churchill’s response:

 "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second, if there is
one." — Winston Churchill

 "I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here." —
Stephen Bishop

 "He is a self-made man and worships his creator." — John Bright

 "I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial."
— Irvin S. Cobb

 "He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others."
— Samuel Johnson

 "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." — Paul Keating

 "He had delusions of adequacy." — Walter Kerr

 "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on
it?" — Mark Twain

 "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." — Mae

 "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." —
Oscar Wilde

 Lady Astor once remarked to Winston Churchill at a Dinner Party,
"Winston, if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee! "
Winston replied, "Madam if I were your husband I would drink it!"

Wasn’t that funny?  I especially like Winston Churchill’s sense of humor.  He was a hoot.

Now the feast:
What was the last game you purchased?
I haven’t a clue!  The only games I like to play are Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble.  Maybe some word games.

Name something in which you don’t believe.

I don’t believe in spoiling children.  Spoiled children grow up to be adults who can’t cope and don’t fit into society.

If you could choose a television personality to be your boss, who would you pick?

Niecey from Clean House.  She is such a hoot!

What was a lesson you had to learn the hard way?

Don’t take everything people say to heart.  "Be a duck" and let comments roll off your back.

Describe your idea of the perfect relaxation room.

I would have to say a recliner big enough to sleep on or read on or watch movies or tv on.  The room would have adjustable lighting for any of the above activities and NO PHONE or people except for those who might be invited.  However, I really like my alone time.


What would your answers be?  Let me know, if you like, before you start your weekend.  Or after!  Blessings, g


10 responses to “What a Hoot!

  1. The insults were great.  I wish I could remember things like that.
    I’m going to actually do the meal this week.  I know?  What has come over me?
    Appetizer – Wii Sports – ouch!
    Soup – The tooth fairy because she has let my children down WAY too many times.
    Salad – Ellen – except I would still play for my own team.
    Main Course – Cars absolutely MUST have oil.
    Dessert – I couldn’t possibly improve on yours.

  2.  Oh my!!!  I didn’t know that Churchill was so funny like that!
    I love Niecy!!!
    Love you more, though.  🙂  🙂
    Carol 🙂

  3. Those are funny!
    AppetizerWhat was the last game you purchased?
    Combat Flight Simulator 3
    SoupName something in which you don’t believe.
    I don’t believe we ever walked on the moon.
    SaladIf you could choose a television personality to be your boss, who would you pick?
    Jeff Corwin (only because Steve Irwin is dead)
    What was a lesson you had to learn the hard way?
    DessertDescribe your idea of the perfect relaxation room.
    Tie dyes, batiks, flags, meditation music, incense, and a couple naked muses to massage me!

  4. I always wish I could think those things up that fast.
    Appetiser… Monopoly, I think.
    soup.. I don’t believe in hurting others because I’m in a bad mood.
    Salad.. Oprah, maybe. I think she’s probably a great boss.
    Main course…We ALL fall short of the Glory of God.
    dessert..a huge recliner or sofa with wireless internet easily available, and good speakers hooked up to my computer with lots of music. No phone or people around!LOL
    Have a great weekend, g!

  5. LOVE the insults – they are amazing
    I’m going to participate in the meal … for my first time!!
    Appetizer (last game bought) – CLUE (gift for my nieces)
    Soup (something you dont believe in) – head games
    Salad (TV person to be boss) – Denny Crane from Boston Legal
    Main (lesson learned the hard way) – People do not always say what they mean and mean what they say
    Dessert (perfect relaxation room) – I’ll go with the flow; a recliner, laptop and a few good friends

  6. i do not believe in spoiling children either….maybe we both nee to talk to my sister in law….
    *~* :o) if you don’t have a smile to give… :o) I will give you one of mine… :o) *~*

  7. Ciao G.
    Great to see you stop in for a visit…and thank you for your sweet comment.
    I loved your blog, just too funny really, was a nice break for today.
    Your photos of Isabella are so cute… she is such a sweetheart.
    Wishing you a great week as well. God Bless You
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  8. I really liked the insults.  I need more humor.  Anyway sorry I don’t have time to answer the questions.  I need to get busy with none other than lecture preparation.  Just wanted to stop by and say hello. 

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