Friday, July 13, 2012

I owe my mother

I owe my mother for all that she taught me


1.  My mother
      "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2.  My mother taught me
     "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3.  My mother taught me about
     "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4.  My
mother taught me LOGIC:
     "Because I said so, that's why."

5.  My mother taught me MORE
     "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6.  My mother taught me FORESIGHT:
     "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7.  My mother taught me IRONY:

"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8.  My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS:
      "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9.  My mother taught me about CONTORTION-ISM:
     "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA:
      "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER:
      "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY:
      "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE:
      "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION:
      "Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY:
      "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION:
      "Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING:
     "You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE:
      "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP:
      "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20.  My mother taught me HUMOR:
       "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21 . My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT:
      "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS:
     "You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS:
     "Shut that door behind you.  Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM:
      "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25.  My mother taught me about CHOICE:
     "Do you want me to stop this car?"
26. My mother taught me about JUSTICE:
      "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"



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Todays Quote

Birthday Boy
Erno Rubik
A good puzzle, it's a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It's very clear, and the problem depends just on you.
Erno Rubik

And, not only in Budapest. I worked very closely with a very powerful government organization, which shall remain unidentified, to develop the mass marketed version of the Cube.
Erno Rubik

But for me, it was a code I myself had invented! Yet I could not read it.
Erno Rubik

But thanks to my invention, my capitalist friends and I were able to bring the government to its knees.
Erno Rubik

I did not plan to make the Cube.
Erno Rubik

I do not truly consider myself an icon, but the Cube has been quite successful.
Erno Rubik

I want to try to keep my life the same.
Erno Rubik

I wanted nothing else than to make the object as perfect as possible.
Erno Rubik

I was somewhat out of place among my classmates; I could not be as bohemian as they were.
Erno Rubik

I'm still the same person, thinking the same way, so it's possible I will invent something.
Erno Rubik

I've always been passionate about geometry and the study of three-dimensional forms.
Erno Rubik

In my teaching, I enjoyed creating models to clearly communicate my thoughts.
Erno Rubik

It was tremendously satisfying to watch this color parade.
Erno Rubik

Like after a nice walk when you have seen many lovely sights you decide to go home, after a while I decided it was time to go home, let us put the cubes back in order. And it was at that moment that I came face to face with the Big Challenge: What is the way home?
Erno Rubik

Now, after the Cube, I still don't have any plans to make anything like it.
Erno Rubik

Once I completed the Cube and demonstrated it to my students, I realized it was nearly impossible to put down.
Erno Rubik

Our whole life is solving puzzles.
Erno Rubik

The Cube can seem alive as it heats up in your hand. The fact that each face of the Cube is made of three layers of three blocks has an important meaning.
Erno Rubik

The Cube is an imitation of life itself - or even an improvement on life.
Erno Rubik

The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life.
Erno Rubik

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