A compliment with two meanings, one of which is unflattering to the receiver: “The senator said that her opponent was quite competent for someone so inexperienced; you hear nothing but left-handed compliments in these debates.”
Month: April 2019
I worked in a large retail establishment for 6 years. Always a good laugh there if you looked for it!
The first year I was there, someone had went through a bunch of display items, priced them at a good discount and placed them on a prominent isle table. They then printed out a set of signs to attract attention…… ‘Dislpay Sold’!!! All four sides. Great Display.
Nothing there moved very fast.
I noticed the sign but thought it was my dyslexia kicking in but…. I kept passing that nice display and realized the sign was misspelled. Evidently the customers didn’t understand it either and didn’t buy from there in spite of the deep discount.
Over time as the opportunities came, I would point it out to management, starting the supervisors. Nothing happened! Market manager didn’t even notice when he dropped by.
Thought it was all over until a year before I left. the same signs appeared on a isle shelving area.
In case you don’t get it, the sign should have said, “Display Sale”.
In an informal discussion in 1950, the physicist Enrico Fermi questioned why, if a multitude of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations exist in the Milky Way galaxy, evidence such as a flying saucer or Von Neumann probe have not yet been seen.
“Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” — Adventures of Superman
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The Capgras Delusion is a rare disorder in which a person holds the delusional belief that an acquaintance—usually a spouse or other close family member—has been replaced by an identical impostor. Found in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, dementia, or those suffering from a brain injury, the disorder is named after Joseph Capgras, the French psychiatrist who first described it in 1923.
Because the dog is smarter than the tail.
If the tail were smarter, it would wag the dog. – Caption at the beginning of the film, Wag the Dog!
“And that’s the way it is.”
Revered newsman Walter Cronkite closed his nightly broadcast with these iconic words.
“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers
I found the above quote on the Honor Flight Network’s website.
Honor Flight Network works… To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.
Black Friday is an annual shopping event observed in the United States on the Friday after Thanksgiving, during which most major retailers open early and offer a variety of promotional sales and discounts, to mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Since 2005, it has remained the busiest shopping day of the entire year.
The earliest known use of the term “Black Friday” in the context of the holiday shopping season can be found in a December 1961 newsletter describing the heavy traffic jam in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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- For the process for appointing a parish priest in the Church of England, see Parish.
Advowson (or “patronage”) is the right in English law of a patron (avowee) to present to the diocesan bishop (or in some cases the ordinary if not the same person) a nominee for appointment to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice or church living, a process known as presentation (jus praesentandi, Latin: “the right of presenting”).
A molecular machine is a minute mechanism consisting of molecular components that perform mechanical-like movements in response to specific stimuli. Chemists have synthesized a number of simple molecular machines, including molecular propellers and molecular motors, the latter of which are powered by light or reactions with other molecules and are capable of unidirectional rotation.
Far more complex biological versions of these artificial nanomachines are found in living cells. What do they do?