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Redneck Paintball Duck Hunting.

The language is a little r rated in spots but it is funny as all get out. Look out Johnny Knoxville and the rest of the Jackass crew. These guys might just be your replacements.

Trivia: American History

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself."

HINT: (1924-2007), widely influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents.

RANDOM TIDBITS
Benjamin Franklin was the first head of the United States Post Office.

The first macaroni factory in the United States was established in 1848. It was started by Antoine Zegera in Brooklyn, New York.

The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. It was published in New Haven, Connecticut, by the New Haven District Telephone Company in February, 1878.

The A&P was the first chain store business to be established. It began in 1842.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was the first novel ever to be written on a typewriter. It was typed on a Remington in 1875 by Mark Twain himself. Twain did not want that fact known because he didn't want to write testimonials or answer ques…

Trivia: 06/26/11

TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE
QUOTE: "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."

HINT: (1912-1989), American self-trained historian and author.

RANDOM TIDBITS
All the proceeds earned from James M. Barrie's book Peter Pan were bequeathed to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London.

Fagin, the villain in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, was also the name of Dickens' best friend, Bob Fagin.

Robert Louis Stevenson said that he had envisioned the entire story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in a dream and recorded it the way he saw it.

John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, wrote most of his famous books while in jail. He was imprisoned for twelve years for preaching without a license.

After completing his book on the French revolution, English historian Thomas Carlyle gave the manuscript to his friend John Stuart Mill to proofread. By mistake Mill'…

Mind Scrambler: A Breaking Question

I constantly collide into all the others, The only one of 16 without colors. Associated with English and banking and breaking, The answer is right there for the taking.







ANSWER: The cue ball on a pool table.

Quotes: "There are two ways of spreading light..."

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.--Edith Wharton

Each party [Democratic and Republican] has assumed the mantle of fiscal responsibility while accusing the other of reckless spending. Yet both parties have proposed irresponsibly high levels of military spending at the expense of programs that meet the needs of society's most vulnerable members.--Friends Committee on National Legislation newsletter, December 1999

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.--Helen Keller

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To hold a pen is to be at war. See at the bottom for the answer.

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What we leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.--Pericles

To smile when confronted with the most s…

What to do with old bumper cars.

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My next car… Old Bumper Cars What do you do with OLD Bumper Cars? Good shopping car for your area.. Wonder what kind of mileage they get? Who says there is nothing new under the sun.

WHO KNEW?
Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. They run on either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we've seen in too long.

There are seven of these little monsters floating around California , and they're all the creation of one man,Tom Wright, a builder in the outskirts of San Diego who figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap. They were originally powered by two cylinder Harley Davidson Motorcycle engines but they rattled like heck because of the two cylinder vibration and Tom replaces them with four cylinder Honda or Kawasaki 750's and a couple have been measured as capable of 160 MPH, which is terrifyingly fast in machi…

South Carolina Troopers

These are actual comments taken off the car videos of South Carolina Troopers:

1. "You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through."

2. "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while."

3. "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document." (My Favorite)

4. "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

5. "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you." (LOVE IT)

6. "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?"

7. "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?"

8. "Warning! You want a warning? O.K, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give …

Quotes: "Beware of false knowledge..."

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Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.--George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.--Albert Einstein

A man's errors are his portals of discovery.--James Joyce

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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. See at the bottom for the answer.

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Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.--Lao Tzu

Information is not knowledge.--Albert Einstein

MYSTERY QUOTE AND ANSWER - DID YOU GUESS CORRECTLY?
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

MYSTERY ANSWER: Confucius

WWE: TV Shows > Capitol Punishment > Capitol Punishment 2011 > Dolph Ziggler def. Kofi Kingston (New United States Champion)

WWE: TV Shows > Capitol Punishment > Capitol Punishment 2011 > Ezekiel Jackson def. Wade Barrett (New Intercontinental Champion)

WWE: TV Shows > Capitol Punishment > Capitol Punishment 2011 > World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Christian

WWE: TV Shows > Capitol Punishment > Capitol Punishment 2011 > WWE Champion John Cena def. R-Truth

The "Dirty Little Secret Behind the Chevy Volt".... The Rest of the Story

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Patrick Michaels is a senior fellow in Environmental Studies at the Cato Institute and the editor of the forthcoming Climate Coup: Global Warming's Invasion of our Government and our Lives, as well as the author of several other books on global warming. His Forbes column on the Chevy Volt is a case study in the nexus between big government corruption and big business rent-seeking.

Michaels briefly recaps the well-known consumer fraud in which GM has touted the Volt as an all-electric mass production vehicle on the supposed basis of which its sales receive a $7, 500 taxpayer subsidy, which still renders it overpriced and unmarketable. Michaels notes that "sales are anemic: 326 in December, 321 in January, and 281 in February." There seems to be a trend here. Michaels adds that GM has announced a production run of 100, 000 in the first two years and asks what appears to be a rhetorical question: "Who is going to buy all these cars?"

But wait! Keep hope alive! There…

Seal Team 6 In Their Business Suits

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Here’s what a Seal Team looks like in their business suits. I wish we could see a picture of Osama bin Laden's face when these guys came through his door:

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GO, MICHIGAN STATE!

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Very interesting -- the University is standing by their professor and not bowing down to special interest groups!
Verified By Snopes.com

Professor Wichman E-mail
Claim: A Michigan professor sent an e-mail telling Muslim students to leave the country.

Status: True.

The story begins at Michigan State University with a mechanical engineering professor named Indred Wichman.



Wichman sent an e-mail to the Muslim Student's Association. The e-mail was in response to the students' protest of the Danish cartoons that portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. The group had complained the cartoons were 'hate speech.'

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Enter Professor Wichman.

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In his e-mail, he said the following:

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Dear Muslim Association,

As a professor of Mechanical Engineering here at MSU I intend to protest your protest. I am offended not by cartoons, but by more mundane things like beheading…

Old Man

As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open. The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car, and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty five feet away. I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too, and took a few steps towards him. I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something. The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade. He then turned back to the old man. I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying: "You shouldn't even be allowed to drive a car at your age." And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the parking lot. I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief, and mop his brow as he went ba…

Permit

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A policeman pulled over a pickup truck owner for a faulty tail light. When the officer approached the driver, the man behind the wheel handed the officer his driver's license, insurance card, and a concealed-weapon carry permit.

The officer took all the documents, looked them over and said, "Mr. Smith, I see you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Do you have any weapons with you?"

The driver replied, "Yes sir, I have a .357 handgun in a hip holster, a ..45 in the glove box, and a .22 derringer in my boot."

The officer looked at the driver and asked, "Anything else?"

"Yes sir, I have a Mossberg 500 12-gauge and an AR-15 behind the seat."

The officer asked if the man was driving to or from a shooting range and the man said he wasn't, so the officer bent over and looked into the driver's face and said, "Mr. Smith, you're carrying quite a few guns. May I ask what you are afraid of?"

Mr. Smith locked eyes with the officer …

11th commandment...

In honor of former Governor Schwarzenegger, a new commandment has been added to the Bible. Be sure to write this one in underneath the other ten:

11. "Thou Shalt Not Share Thy Rod With Thy Staff"