26 July 2017

CIA Applicants


The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all of the background checks, interviews, and testing were done there were three finalists...

Two men and a woman.

For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun.
"We must know that you will follow your instructions, no matter what the circumstances.

Inside of this room, you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Kill Her!!!"
The man said, "You can't be serious. I could never shoot my wife."
The agent said, "Then you're not the right man for this job."

The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. Then the man came out with tears in his eyes." I tried, but I can't kill my wife."
The agent said, "You don't have what it takes. Take your wife and go home."

Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the same instructions to kill her husband.

She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one shot after another. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls.
After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman.

She wiped the sweat from her brow, and said, "This gun is loaded with blanks, I had to beat him to death with the chair!"

03 July 2017

02 July 2017

The Good Old Days


21 Pictures Only Baby Boomers Will Understand
 
 
 
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#1:  Cars Were Colorful!  Most cars these days look fairly bland, but in the 50's, our cars were big, bright, and fun!  
 
 
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#2.  We Got Dressed Up for Birthday Parties.  And sometimes there was even a pony there!
 
 
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#3:  We Played in the Streets:  We didn't have to text our friends back in the day - we'd all just come outside and get to playing!
 
 
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#4:  Gas Was Very Cheap:  On some days, it was only $0.20 a gallon, and beyond that, the people at the station could also fix just about anything!
 
 
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#5:  Ben Franklin 5-10 Was Everything:  We loved going to these stores.  They had just about anything and everything you could think of. 
 
 
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#6:  If it Wasn't the Ben Franklin, it Was the A&P! 
  
 
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#7: Our Skates Got "Locked" with a Key.  They were also made almost entirely of metal and very hard to skate on!
 
 
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#8:  The Drive-In Was The Place to Be:  This 1950's photo from South Bend, Indiana shows how popular they were!
 
 
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#9:  Car Seats Were More Like Couches:  That's right - 
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hey were big, long, and you could slide all the way across!  
 
 
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#10:  The Freezer Actually Had to be DEFROSTED!:  That's right, every now and then you'd have to manually defrost the freezer - sometimes took all day with a lot of scraping!
 
 
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#11:  Grandma Let Us Do Everything.  Well, maybe that hasn't changed so much, but we LOVED eating off the beaters!
 
 
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#12:  Sometimes Your Food Came On Roller Skates!  That's right - certain restaurants had "roller girls" who would zoom your food out to you!
 
 
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#13:  We got DOWN at the Sock Hop!
 
 
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#14:  Sunday Drives Were A Thing:  That's right - on Sunday, many of us would load up the family car and just go cruising over to the neighbors or just around town!
 
 
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#15:  There Was One TV.  And, surprise, we didn't argue all night about who should get to watch their favorite show.  Most of the time, we all liked the same shows!
 
 
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#16:  The Playgrounds were VERY Different:  At recess, we'd swing from the monkey bars with wild abandon and often even stand on the swings and go as high as possible.  And still, we survived!
 
 
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#17:  TV Had "Sign Off" Messages.  Remember these?  TV would go off at midnight and sometimes even go as far as playing the National Anthem all night.
 
 
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#18: Just One Hula Hoop Wasn't Enough:  Some of us could do multiple at a time!
 
 
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#19:  We didn't Text, But We Did Pass Notes!  And we were experts at not getting caught!
 
 
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#20:  We Had Xylophones That We Kept on a Pull String.  That's right - there was nothing like the Pull a Tune!
 
 
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#21:  We Got Bottled Cokes and Loved Them:    That's right - no cans or plastic bottles back then.  We were 100% excited when we'd find a cooler like this to get that ice cold bottle!