Why We Love Kids

Praying for Blindness

   Naomi of North Hollywood sent me an article about the story behind the famous tune "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from the movie "The Wizard of Oz." Did you know that the song was a veiled tribute to the establishment of the Israeli state back in 1948? You can read about it in TravelingBoy.com.

   Although I am not Jewish, I have quite a few very good friends who are. On the other side of the fence, I have friends who hate the Jews. Most of them come from the Middle East. One particular friend blames them for all the problems of the world and subscribes to wild conspiracy theories. But you can't blame him. He told me about his dealings with his Jewish neighbors back in his homeland and those Jews were opportunists and really cruel to his family. How sad that the sins of a few tarnish the glory of the majority.

   Of course I am saddened that my friends from both sides hate each other. All I can do is pray that they will learn to forgive. If they could befriend a guy like me, perhaps they can "friend" each other.

   This time of the year, the Jews celebrate Yum Kippur and Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Adha. Both groups are in prayer and asking atonement for their sins. Wouldn't it be great if they learned to pray for each other? For us observers, let's pray they look beyond religion ... beyond ethnicities and skin color. Living here in a melting pot like Los Angeles blinds you to the racial divide. And that's a good thing.

   Happy holidays!

Wisdom from Tom of Pasadena, CA
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--- Act 3:19

Why We Love Kids
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

A little girl asked her mother, "Can I go outside and play with the boys?"

Her mother replied, "No, you can't play with the boys, they're too rough."

The little girl thought about it for a few moments and asked, "If I can find a smooth one, can I play with him?"

* * * * *

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little
to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried
to warn the farmer. She read, ".... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, "The sky is falling, the sky is falling!" The teacher paused then asked the class, "And what do you think that farmer said?"

One little girl raised her hand and said,
"I think he said:
'Holy Tamale! A talking chicken!'"

The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.

* * * * *

A small boy is sent to bed by his father.

Five minutes later....."Da-ad...."


"I'm thirsty. Can you bring drink of water?"

"No, You had your chance. Lights out."

Five minutes later: "Da-aaaad....."


"I'm THIRSTY. Can I have a drink of water??"

"I told you NO! If you ask again, I'll have to spank you!!"

Five minutes later......"Daaaa-aaaad....."


"When you come in to spank me, can you bring a drink of water?"

* * * * * *

A kindergarten pupil told his teacher he'd found a cat, but it was dead.
"How do you know that the cat was dead?" she asked her pupil.
"Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move," answered the child innocently.
"You did WHAT?!?" the teacher exclaimed in surprise.
"You know," explained the boy,

"I leaned over and went 'Pssst!'" and it didn't move."

Job Interview
Contributed by Naomi of North Hollywood
WARNING: Language may be a little crude for some.

A guy goes into the U.S. Postal Service to apply for a job.
The interviewer asks him, "Are you allergic to anything?"

He replies, "Yes, caffeine. I can't drink coffee."

"OK, have you ever been in the military service?"

"Yes," he says, "I was in Afghanistan for one tour."

The interviewer says, "That will give you 5 extra points toward

Then he asks, "Are you disabled in any way?"

The guy says, "Yes. A bomb exploded near me and I lost both my testicles."

The interviewer grimaces and then says, "Disabled in your country's service! Well, that qualifies for extra bonus points. Okay. Looking at the regulations you have got enough points for me to hire you right now. Our normal hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can start tomorrow at 10:00 am, and plan on starting at 10:00 AM every day."

The guy is puzzled and asks, "If the work hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM , why do you want me to wait until 10:00 AM?"

"This is a government job," the interviewer says. "For the first two hours, we just stand around drinking coffee and scratching our balls. No point in you coming in for that."

Videos of the week:

Incredible Mind Test
Contributor: Vots of Manila, Philippines

Incredible Mind Test

Fascinating mind test. I actually got the most common answer. Woe to you if you don't.

Chimp and Dog Cross a River
Contributor: Eliane of Miami, Florida

Chimp and Dog Cross river

Apparently there are several videos of this dynamic Japanese duo. People are interested in their adventures. This video gives us a lesson about persistence, determination and teamwork.

Death of the Red Baron
Contributor: Tom of Pasadena, CA

Death of the Red Baron

War aficionados, this is for you. My awareness of this German legend, the Red Baron, came from the Snoopy comic books. How sad is that? This is a well documented exciting video about his final hours.

Stunning Street Art
Art of Pasadena, CA

Singapore Street Art

This is a website that I thoroughly enjoyed because I've done street art and murals before. I wish I will have opportunities to do more.

From Clay to Mosaics
Mike of New York

From Clay to mosaics

I never realized the painstaking process of creating clay tiles. This is mass production in a primitive style. This video has taught me to appreciate those tiles even more.

Singing in the Rain

Naomi of North Hollywood, CA
Singing in the rain Cirque de demain

The French Cirque de Demain's version of the famous Gene Kelly dance routine. Muscle control at its highest standard.
I think I better start working out again.

Little Girl Begs Parents Not to Divorce
Tom of Pasadena, CA

Little girl ask parents not to divorce

A touching video that is going viral. If you and your mate aren't getting along, you should listen to this kid. She's more mature than most adults.

TGIF folks! Happy Yum Kippur to all my Jewish friends!

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