January 26: Humor (Money Matters)

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January 26



Every crowd has a silver lining.

~P.T. Barnum. Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810–1891) was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer.



Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.

~Josh Billings, pen name of 19th century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818–1885)

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January 26: Humor (The Future)

January 26

I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
~Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes

Kirk: What would you say the odds are on our getting out of here?
Spock: Difficult to be precise, Captain. I should say approximately seven thousand eight hundred twenty four point seven to one.
Kirk: Difficult to be precise? Seven thousand eight hundred and twenty four to one?
Spock: Seven thousand eight hundred twenty four point seven to one.
Kirk: That’s a pretty close approximation.
Spock: I endeavour to be accurate.
Kirk: You do quite well.
~Star Trek: The Original Series, “Errand of Mercy“

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January 26: “Answer to a Child’s Question” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Answer to a Child’s Question
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Do you ask what the birds say? The sparrow, the dove,

The linner and thrush say, “I love and I love!”

In the winter they’re silent — the wind is so strong;

What it says, I don’t know, but it sings a loud song.

But green leaves, and blossoms, and sunny warm weather,

And singing, and loving — all come back together.

But the lark is so brimful of gladness and love,

The green fields below him, the blue sky above,

That he sings, and he sings; and for ever sings he-

“I love my Love, and my Love loves me!”