A cowboy rode into town and stopped at a saloon for a drink. Unfortunately, the locals had a habit of picking on strangers. When he finished his drink, he found his horse had been stolen. He went back into the bar and with a quick move of his hands, he flipped his guns into the air, caught them above his head without even looking and fired at the ceiling. Which one of you sidewinders stole my horse!?" he yelled. No one answered. "Alright, I'm gonna have another beer, and if my horse ain't back outside by the time I finish, I'm gonna do what I dun in Texas! And I don't like to have to do what I dun in Texas! Some of the locals shifted restlessly. He had another beer, walked outside, and his horse was back! As he swung up into the saddle and started to ride out of town, the bartender ran out of the saloon and asked, "Say partner, before you go... what happened in Texas?" The cowboy turned back and said, "I walked home."
On This Day in History
November 27 Events: 1924 - The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City. 1934 - Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI. 1973 - The United States Senate votes to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States. 1997 - Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions becomes the NFL's 2nd all-time leading rusher.
NOVEMBER 27 Famous Birthdays: 1940 - Bruce Lee (Martial arts expert and actor) 1942 - Jimi Hendrix (Guitarist) 1955 - Bill Nye (The Science Guy - TV Host) 1968 - Michael Vartan (Actor - Alias) 1976 - Jaleel White (TV's Urkel from Family Matters)
Kids Say the Darnest Things
The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading. After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, “Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude…?” After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, “I guess you’d be eating alone.”
Betcha Didn't Know This!
It has been estimated that the number of actively spoken languages in the world today is about 6,000.
On the Light Side
A man wasn’t feeling well so he went to the doctor. After examining him the doctor took his wife aside, and said, “Your husband has a very sensitive heart. I am afraid he’s not going to make it, unless you treat him like a king, which means you are at his every beck and call, 24 hours a day and that he doesn’t have to do anything himself. “On the way home the husband asked with a note of concern “What did he say?” “Well”, the lady responded, “He said it looks like you probably won’t make it.”
Where Did This Come From?
KILLER INSTINCT: Killer instinct was first used to describe American prizefighter Jack Dempsey in the early 1930s. The first reference to this was about Dempsey who had more fighting spirit and more of the sheer killer instinct in him than was in all fighters combined. Now the term refers the drive to succeed in anything and at any cost.
IDIOT SIGHTING - While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought about it for some time before responding. "Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces. Stay alert! They Walk Among Us.