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1. Apparently Thomas Edison at age 40 (ish) proposed to his 16 year old second wife by tapping the request out on her hand in Morse Code.

(No comment, I will only get into trouble.)

2. The retail price of one litre of milk is currently $1.85.
My supermarket is just around the corner from the milk factory so freight should not be a contributor to pricing.
The dairy farmer gets paid 45 cents per litre.

3. F
amous last words;

    "When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experiences in nearly 40 years at sea, I merely say, uneventful.
Of course there have been winter gales and storms and fog and the like.  But in all my experience I have never been in any accident……or any sort worth speaking about.
I have seen but one vessel in distress in all my years at sea.
I never saw a wreck, and never have been wrecked, nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort".
(E.J.Smith, 1907, Captain of the RMS Titanic)

4. Sex on TV is fine.
    Just so long as you don't fall off.

5. "Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It is used as a filtration aid, as a mild abrasive, as a mechanical insecticide, as an absorbent for liquids, as cat litter, as an activator in blood clotting studies, and as a component of dynamite. As it is also heat-resistant, it can be used as a thermal insulator."

(Gimme, gimme, gimme…..Where is the Diatomaceous Earth Shop?  I want to keep warm this winter, filter my brewed coffee, kill some insects, and explode a few cats.)

6. "And down came a spider,
     And sat down beside her"

    And, blow me down if Little Miss Muffett did not immediately recognise a business opportunity producing food a little more enticing and nutritionally sustaining than curds and whey, then bugger off to Okinawa and open a Pizzeria.

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  1. 1. No comment either. Oh, what the hell … "I wonder what he tapped out the message with?"2. But just think how much purer it is after $1.40 worth of running it through uncleaned machines and past sneezing workers …3. Yep, figures.4. No comment. This time I mean it.5. Ahem! You want to explode a few WHAT?6. Reminds me of coverage from the Olympics in China last year and the food vendors. Don't see stuff like that at our local Chinese restaurant.

  2. 1. Fingers GOM, fingers. If Mrs GOF decided to only communicate with me in this fashion, after 2 days the skin on my hands would be bruised and broken, flesh and tendon beginning to come loose, exposing the skeletal paw underneath.2. Having worked milking cows, I think it is commendable that some of the cow shit which is accidentally sucked up in the process of milking should be removed prior to consumption. I just question whether the price needs to be marked up 400% in the process.4. And I thought I could rely on you to do the research!;-)5. Sorry! sorry! sorry!…….typo……I meant RATS.6. Well you might not see it on the customer side of your restaurant, but have you ever been out the back into the kitchen? 😉

  3. In respect of the price of milk I have to draw your attention to the cost of transporting petrol in Victoria.I went to Melb yesterday about a 3.5 hour drive. The closer we got to Melb the lower the price got which would make sense to me. However once we hit the "Big Smoke" the price was the same as here in Horsham. Of course this is a phenomenon that only occurs towards the weekend. As everyone knows it costs more to refine fuel towards the end of the week. But I am intrigued that Ballarat, a mere 100 clicks from the city doesn't suffer the price wavering.Perhaps they buy Tuesdays petrol?How the fuel companies are still getting away with this glaring robbery is beyond me and it beggars the question, "Does you milk cost more on a Thursday?" Perhaps there are cheaper days to buy your milk. 😉

  4. I have to say this was very entertaining to me, especially on a sick day 🙂 which means that I am a little slow with the innuendoes haha.

  5. I totally agree with your sentiments about fuel prices. Up until the end of June Queensland had an 8c per litre Govt subsidy.On the night it came to an end, the retail price went up 10c where I live. Go figure.No Government has the balls to take on the fuel companies. Fuel is a lucrative tax milking cow 😉

  6. Thank you Amorette.I am sorry that you are not feeling well.Get better soon mon ami.


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