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There is no particular Rhyme nor reason to the works posted here ~
just a list of things I like ~Poems, favorite song lyrics, pictures,
quotes, odd facts or pieces of trivia I have gathered.
I hope you find some value or entertainment from this collection ~
~ starting with one of my favorite poems ~

If - by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting, too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good nor talk too wise;

If you can dream and not make dreams you master,
If you can think and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with triumph and disaster,
And treat those two imposters just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools.
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make a heap of all your winnings,
And risk it on one turn of pitch and toss,
And lose and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will that says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings ~ nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds worthe of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and all that's in it,
And ~ which is more ~ you'll be a man, my Son!


2005 ~ The 40th Aniversary of
'The Sound of Music' ~ Premiered March 2, 1965

Reel Classics ~ Movie short clips Audio/Video Library

Danny Boy
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the roses' falling
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

For I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
Dougherty Family CrestI'll simply sleep in peace
until you come to me.

I'll simply sleep in peace
until you come to me

Sometimes the most pleasant things in life
are those you run across by accident

The first person to email me to say you
found this will receive ten dollars
Still unclaimed

1939 Plymouth Special Deluxe
first power convertible top

1935 Cadillac Cabriolet Convertible ~ V-16 perhaps the largest convertible ever made

The Geronimo Automobile was made in Enid, Oklahoma. One rusted body remnant was found in Kansas with a tree growing up through it. After a restoration it resided atr George's Auto Museum in Enid. I am not sure where it is now.

New York, New York (Ebb-Kander)

Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
These vagabond shoes ~ Are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it, New York, New York

I want to wake up in the city that doesn't sleep
and find I'm King of the Hill, Top of the Heap
These little town blues, Are melting away
I'll make a brand new start of it ~ In old New York
If I can make it there, I'll make it ~ anywhere
It's up to you, New York, New York.

New York ~ New York -
I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps
And find I'm A number 1 ~ Top of the List,
King of the Hill ~ A number 1

These little town blues ~ are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it ~ in old New York
Aaaaannnda ~ If I can make it there, I'm gonna make it ~ anywhere
It's up to you, New York ~ New York! ~ New York!!

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The Andy Griffith Show ~ Mayberry RFD
Sherriff Taylor's full name was ~
Andrew Jackson Taylor

Deputy Barney Fife was only issued one bullet
Which he was not allowed to keep in the gun
Louis Armstrong


Click to listen to MP3 file ~ 5.2 MB
(George Weiss / Bob Thiele)

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Oh yeah

"In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy;
but in passing it over, he is superior." - Sir Francis Bacon

The Aiken relay computer gave us the compputer term 'de-bugging'
when a moth was found smashed in a relay contact

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The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the Atmosphere. -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, 1787

Dick van Dyke Show Lyrics
Lyrics by Morey Amsterdam (Buddy Sorrell ),
Music by Earl Hagen ~ click here to listen
83 kb ~ Quicktime media

Original Show Aired : 1961 - 1966 (CBS)

So you think that you've got trouble. Well trouble's a bubble.
so tell old mister trouble to get lost.

Why not hold your head up, Stop cryin', start tryin'
and don't forget to keep your fingers crossed.

When you find the joy of living, Is loving and giving,
You'll be there when the winning dice are tossed.

A smile is just a frown that's turned upside-down.
So smile and that frown'll defrost, defrost
And don't forget to keep your fingers crossed.

These lyrics surfaced recently,
sung by Dick Van Dyke at the TV Land Fan Awards
(with a few differences)
He attributed them to Morey Amsterdam.

Note ~ the first four lines' lyrics posted here differ from other sources
but I seem to remember them from somewhere

See this and other performances by
Dick Van Dyke at Reel Classics
Gray skies are gonna clear up,
Put on a happy face;
Brush off the clouds and cheer up,
Put on a happy face.
Take off the gloomy mask of tragedy,
It's not your style;
You'll look so good that you'll be glad
Ya' decide to smile!
Pick out a pleasant outlook,
Stick out that noble chin;
Wipe off that "full of doubt" look,
Slap on a happy grin!
And spread sunshine
all over the place,
Just put on a happy face!
( The little girl smiles. They both begin to dance)

Put on a happy face
Put on a happy face
And if you're feeling cross and bitterish
Don't sit and whine
Think of banana split and licorice
And you'll feel fine
I knew a girl so glooming
She'd never laugh or sing
She wouldn't listen to me
Now she's a mean old thing
So spread sunshine all over the place
Just put on a happy face
So, put on a happy face

Hey Jude ~ Lennon-McCartney

Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Hey, Jude, don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better.

And any time you feel the pain,
hey, Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world
upon your shoulders
Well don't you know that its a fool
who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder

Hey, Jude! Don't let her down
You have found her, now go and get her
Remember, to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better.

So let it out and let it in, hey, Jude, begin
You're waiting for someone to perform with
And don't you know that it's just you,
hey, Jude, You'll do, the one that
you need is on your shoulder

Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Nachos originated with
Ignacio Anaya Sr. in the 1040's
'Nacho' being his nickname for ignacio
they were first named "Nacho's specialty"

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The Impossible Dream
from Man of LaMancha

Listen to one version at this Lyrics page at
www.ReelClassics.com ~ (look for notes icon to play)
Lyrics by Joe Darion ~ Music by Mitch Leigh

To dream the impossible dream,
to fight the unbeatable foe,
to bear with unbearable sorrow,
to run where the brave dare not go.

To right the unrightable wrong,
to love pure and chaste from afar,
to try when your arms are too weary,
to reach the unreachable star.

This is my quest, to follow that star --
no matter how hopeless, no matter how far.
To fight for the right, without question or pause,
to be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause.

And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest
that my heart wili lie peaceful and calm
when I'm laid to my rest.

And the world will be better for this,
that one man scorned and covered with scars
still strove with his last ounce of courage.
To reach the unreachable stars.

If you don't have a sense of humor,
you probably don't have any sense at all.

Alcohol was discovered around 5000 B.C

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah ~ from - Song of the South
~ Music: Allie Wrubel ~ Lyrics: Ray Gilbert

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay, My, oh, my, what a wonderful day.
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way, Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay!
Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder, It's the truth, it's "actch'll" Everything is "satisfactch'll."
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay, Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!
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Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Lincoln Thomas Jefferson Portrait
Thomas Jefferson
On Politics & Government

Quotations from the Writings of Thomas Jefferson
Chattanooga Choo~Choo ~ Step aside partner, it's my day
~ Lend an ear and listen to my version ~ (Of a really solid, Tennessee excursion)

Pardon me boys, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?
~ (Yes Yes) Track 29! ~ Boy you can give me a shine? Frisco 1519 ~ Visit ~ The Railroad Museum of Oklahoma ~ 420 N. Washington, Enid, Oklahoma ~ click on picture to Go to The Railroad Museum of Oklahoma web site
Can you afford to board, the Chattanooga Choo Choo?
~ I've got my fare ~ And just a trifle to spare
You leave the Pennsylvania station 'bout a quarter to four,
~ Read a magazine and then you're in Baltimore
Dinner in the diner, nothin' could be finer
~ (then to have your ham and eggs in Carolina)
When you hear the whistle blowin' eight to the bar
~ Then you know that Tennessee is not very far
Shovel all the coal in ~ Gotta keep it rollin'
~ (Whoo Whoo Chattanooga there you are)
There's gonna be, a certain party at the station
~ Satin and Lace ~ I used to call funny face
She's gonna cry ~Until I tell her that I'll never roam
(So Chattanooga Choo Choo) Won't you choo choo me home.
Get aboard... All aboard... Chattanooga choo choo ~ Won't you choo choo me home

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Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field
from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
your heroes for goals?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
a walk on part in the war
for a lean role in a cage?

How I wish,
how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls
swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year, ~ Running
over the same old ground.
What have you found?
The same old fears.

Wish you were here.

Down ~ and out
It can't be helped if
there's a lot of it about.
With ~ without.
And who'll deny it's what
the fighting's all about?
(Ghost) Riders in the Sky - Stan Jones
Click on the full moon to visir Secret Spain ~ 30+ versioons of Ghost Riders ~ starting with ~ Roy Rogers and The Sons of the Pioneers

An old cowpoke went ridin' out one dark and windy day.
Listen to over 30 versions of 'Ghost Riders' at Secret SpainUpon a ridge he rested as he went along his way.
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw,
A-plowin' through the ragged sky and up a cloudy draw.

Yippee-yi-ay! Yippee-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky.

Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel.
Their horns were black and shiny, and their hot breath he could feel.
A bolt of fear shot through him as they thundered through the sky,
For he saw the riders comin' hard, and he heard their mournful cry:

Yippee-yi-ay! Yippee-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky.

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred, their shirts all soaked with sweat.
They're riding hard to catch that herd, but they ain't caught 'em yet.
'Cause they've got to ride forever in that range up in the sky
On horses snorting fire. As they ride on, hear them cry:

Yippee-yi-ay! Yippee-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky.

As the riders loped on by him, he heard one call his name.
"If you want to save your soul from Hell, a-riding on our range,
Then, cowboy, change your ways today, or with us you will ride,
Trying to catch the Devil's herd, across these endless skies."

Yippee-yi-ay! Yippee-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky ...
Ghost riders in the sky!

He who would sacrifice essential Liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety,
Deserves neither Liberty nor Safety.
Benjamin Franklin

SpaceShipOne, Crescent Moon and White Knight
The paomnnehil pweor of the hmuan mnid.

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht
oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist
and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you
can sitll raed it wouthit mcuh porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not
raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Amzanig huh?

I read somewhere that there really was no such research,
but it still makes a good story
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The largest Aircraft Carrier ~ USS Ronald Reagan CV 76 ~ built at a cost of 5 billion dollars
~ 1092 feet long , 4.5 acre flight deck ~ holds 80 aircraft & 6000 men split between ships crew and air personel Capable of speeds over 30 knots - has 2000 telephones and 8000' of cable -
3 million gallons of fuel (for aircraft) The ship will need to be refueled (nuclear) just once in its 50 year lifespan - processes 400,000 gallons of fresh water per day -
~ The First converted carrier was the Jupiter, which became the Langley
~ The First ship built as a carrier ~ in 1934 - the Ranger
Amzanig huh?

La Cucaracha

La cucaracha, la cucaracha,
Ya no puede caminar;
Porque no tiene, porque le falta
Marijuana que fumar.

Ya murio la cucaracha,
Ya la llevan a enterrar,
Entre cuatro zopilotes
Y un raton de sacristan.

Con las barbas de Carranza,
Voy a hacer una toquilla,
Pa' ponersela al sombrero
De su padre Pancho Villa.

Un panadero fue a misa,
No encontrando que rezar,
Le pidio a la Virgen pura,
Marijuana pa' fumar.

Una cosa me da risa:
Pancho Villa sin camisa;
Ya se van los carrancistas
Porque vienen los villistas.

Para sarapes, Saltillo;
Chihuahua para soldados;
Para mujeres, Jalisco;
Para amar, toditos lados.

Si cualquier persona puede ayudarme con una traduccin mas exacta, por favor a entrar en contacto con info@uniqhorns.com

The Cockroach

The cockroach, the cockroach,
He can no longer walk;
Because he does not have, because him lack
Marijuana that to smoke.

Already dead is the cockroach,
They already take it to bury,
Between four buzzards
and a rat of the church.

?With the beards of Carranza,
I am going to do one tequilla,
In order to put it in the hat
Of his father Pancho Villa.

A baker went to mass,
not finding that to say,
Him ?pidio (gave?) to the pure Virgin,
Marijuana to smoke.

A thing gives me laughter:
Pancho Villa without shirt;
The carrancistas already go away
Because the Pancho Villa supporters come.

For sarapes, Saltillo;
Chihuahua for soldiers;
For women, Jalisco;
For love, all sides (any direction).

If anyone can help me with more accurate translation please contact info@uniqhorns.com

Galileo ~ Earth - Moon not as it may appear A tyrant is always stirring up some war or other,
in order that the people may require a leader --- Plato

One must always realize, however, that a Tyrant may not truly be as he appears, for a tyrant is made up of a collage of others, and could be any one of us.

Realize too the converse ~ The revolutionists are always dreaming up some tyranical force or another, so they may have some evil, however imagined, to struggle against. Small battles are not worth fighting, and sometimes large battles are not worth winning. Having been drawn to fight is the loss. ~ Me
 We have nothing to fear but fear itself ~ and, of course, the Boogey Man
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Carol Burnett Show ~ Theme Song

I'm so glad we had this time together,
Just to have a laugh, or sing a song.
Seems we just get started and before you know it
Comes the time we have to say, 'So long.'

There's a time you put aside for dreamin' ~
And a time for things you have to do.
The time I love the best is in the evening ~
I can spend a moment here with you.

When the time comes ~ that I'm feelin lonely ~
and I'm feelin' ohooooo ~ so blue ~
I just sit back and think of you ~ only,
and the Happiness still comes thru _

_thats why I'm glad we had this time together ~
cause it makes me feel like I belong ~
Seems we just get started and before you know it
Comes the time we have to say, 'So long.'

Goodnight Everybody!

(applause ~ cheers) Carols closing song
~3 mb wmv file ~ mirrored from CarolBurnettFan.com

See all about Carol at CarolBurnettFan.com/


On the show 'Three's Company ~ Chrissy's name
was short for 'Christmas' ~ Her last name was 'Snow'
making her Christmas Snow. Her father (on the show)
a minister, was a big fan of Bing Crosby

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See you in St. Louis, Louis!!!

A Person is smart ~ People ~ are dumb panicky animals and you know it ~ Men in Black

Every ninety seconds there is an incident at a rail crossing in North America ~ Discovery Channel
On the lighter side ~ enjoy this video of the Chicago to New York Lakeside Limited