These are some forwards I've received over the years. I thought I would share some good ones before deleting them. I'm don't usually forward things on via email, because that's annoying, but I'll share them this way!
John Madden was in San Diego to announce a football game one weekend when he noticed a special telephone near the Charger bench. He asked Rivers what it was used for and was told it was a hotline to God. John asked if he could use it. Rivers replied, "Sure, but it will cost you $200."John scratched his head, then thought, what the heck, I could use some help picking games. He pulled out his wallet and paid $200. John's picks were perfect that week. The next week John was in New England when he noticed that same kind of phone on the Patriots bench. He asked what the telephone was for and Tom Brady told him, "It's a hotline to God. If you want to use it, it willcost you $500." Recalling last week, John pulled out his wallet and made the call. John's picks were perfect again that week.
The next weekend John was in Indianapolis when he noticed the same kind of telephone by the Colts bench. He asked Peyton Manning , "Is that the hotline to God?" Peyton said, "Yes, and if you want to use it, it will cost you 35 cents." John looked incredulously at Manning and said, "Wait a second, I just paid $200 in San Diego and $500 in New England to use the same phone to God! Why do the Colts only charge 35 cents?" Peyton looked at John and replied, "Because in Indianapolis , it's a local call."
GO COLTS !
Little bit of history of IN
I'll bet you didn't know...... learn it all over
Tomato juice was first served at a French Lick Hotel in 1925.
The first tomato juice factory was also in French Lick, IN.
The world's largest orchid species collection is found at Ball
State University in Muncie , Indiana .
The first regulated speed limit on Indiana roads was initiated
in 1921. 20 - 25mph!!
Averages of 400 funnel clouds are sighted each year in Indiana .
The city of Gary , Indiana , was built on fill brought from the
bottom Of Lake Michigan through suction pipes.
There are only two Adams fireplaces in the United States . One is
in the White House and the other in the Diner Home in Indiana .
Josie Orr, wife of former Indiana Governor Robert Orr, flew
bombers and cargo planes during World War II.
The Indianapolis Methodis! t Hospi tal is the largest Hospital in
the Midwest .
One of the first complete bathrooms in Indianapolis was in the
home of Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley.
The career of Dorothy Lamoure (famous for the Crosby-Hope Road
Movies) was launched in Indianapolis .
Aviatrix Amelia Earhart was once a Professor at Purdue
Crown Hill Cemetery ( Indianapolis ) is the largest cemetery in
the U.S. ..
The library in Fort Wayne , Allen County, Indiana houses one of
the largest genealogy libraries in America .
Wabash , Indiana was the first electrified city in the U.S.
Pendleton , Indiana was the site of the first hanging of a white
man for killing Indians.
The Courthouse roof in Greensburg , Indiana has a tree growing
The world's first transistor radio was made in Indianapolis .
Clark Gable and wife Carole Lombard (a Hoosier) honeymooned at
Lake Barbee near Warsaw , Indiana . She was from Fort Wayne .
The American Beauty Rose was developed at Richmond , Indiana .
Elkhart , Indiana is the band instrument capitol of the World.
Frank Sinatra first sang with the Tommy Dorsey band at the Lyric
Theater in Indianapolis .
Purdue Alumnus, Earl Butz, served as the Secretary of Agriculture.
U.S. 231 is the longest highway in Indiana (231miles).
Johnny Appleseed is buried at Fort Wayne , Indiana .
The singing McGuire Sisters spent their childhood summers at the Church of God Campground in Anderson , Indiana .
The main station of the Underground Railroad was in Fountain County, Indiana.
There are 154 acres of sculpture gardens and trails at the
Indianapolis Museum of Art.
La Porte County is the only county in America having 2
functioning Courthouses. I think we can add Vanderburgh County in with that
Nancy Hanks Lincoln is buried in Posey County , Indiana .
Crawfordsville , Indiana ( Montgomery County ) is the only site in
the World where crinoids are found. (What is a crinoid, you ask? A
form of deep-water marine life that looks something like a starfish.)
Museum housing 3500 artifacts of pioneer heritage now exists on
St. Meinrad Arch abbey is located in Spencer County and is one
of only 2 arch abbeys in the U.S. And seven in the world. (Abbey
Press is an Operation of the arch abbey.)
A Buzz Bomb (German - WWII), believed to be the only one on
public Display in the nation, can be found on the Putnam County
Courthouse Lawn in Greencastle.
Roberta Turpin Willett was born in Indiana .
Red Skelton was born in Vincennes , Indiana .
May West was from Bedford , Indiana . (As was Claude Akins)
Forrest Tucker (actor) was from Pendleton , Indiana .
You can't ship wine to Indiana . (So how does it get here???????)
Bob Greise is from Evansville , Indiana . (Purdue boy)
Toni Tennille (of The Captain and Tennille) is from Indiana .
Oprah Winfrey built her residence in Indiana .
Florence Henderson is from Indiana .
John Mellancamp is a Hoosier and resides in Bloomington .
The much sought-after Hoosier Cabinets are an Indiana product.
90% of the world's popcorn is grown in Indiana.
The Jackson Five are from Indiana as well as 'SuperFan' Russ
Wilbur Wright was born near Winchester Indiana.
The birthplace of the automobile, the pneumatic rubber tire, the Aluminum casting process, stainless steel and the first
push-button C ar radio was in Kokomo, Indiana.
Musical Terms Email
NEW MUSICAL TERMS
In order to keep you abreast of the ever-developing world of musical terminology, we provide herewith the latest additions to the esteemed Harvard Dictionary of Music:
ALLREGRETTO: When you're 16 measures into the piece and realize you took too fast a tempo
ANGUS DEI: To play with a divinely beefy tone
A PATELLA: Accompanied by knee-slapping
APPOLOGGIATURA: A composition that you regret playing
APPROXIMATURA: A series of notes not intended by the composer, yet played with an "I meant to do that" attitude
APPROXIMENTO: A musical entrance that is somewhere in the vicinity of the correct pitch
CACOPHANY: A composition incorporating many people with chest colds
CORAL SYMPHONY: A large, multi-movement work from Beethoven's Caribbean Period
DILL PICCOLINI: An exceedingly small wind instrument that plays only sour notes
FERMANTRA: A note held over and over and over and over and . . .
FERMOOTA: A note of dubious value held for indefinite length
FIDDLER CRABS: Grumpy string players
FLUTE FLIES: Those tiny mosquitos that bother musicians on outdoor gigs
FRUGALHORN: A sensible and inexpensive brass instrument
GAUL BLATTER: A French horn player
GREGORIAN CHAMP: The title bestowed upon the monk who can hold a note the longest
GROUND HOG: Someone who takes control of the repeated bassline and won't let anyone else play it
PLACEBO DOMINGO: A faux tenor
SCHMALZANDO: A sudden burst of music from the Guy Lombardo band
THE RIGHT OF STRINGS: Manifesto of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Violists
SPRITZICATO: An indication to string instruments to produce a bright and bubbly sound
TEMPO TANTRUM: What an elementary school orchestra is having when it's not following the conductor
TROUBLE CLEF: Any clef one can't read: e.g., alto clef for pianists
VESUVIOSO: An indication to build up to a fiery conclusion
VIBRATTO: Child prodigy son of the concertmaster
Things Kids Say Email:
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10
No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with .
-- Kristen, age 10
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10
HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and pe ople should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
-- Craig, age 9
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
- - Curt, age 7
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
-- Howard, a ge 8< B>
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)
HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
- - Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is........
HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
-- Ricky, age 10,,