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Charlie Fogwhistle Free

Old guy born and raised in Iowa, now living in South-central Texas. Spent most of my life trying to figure out the meaning of life, and now that I have an answer that satisfies me, trying to get it written down before my time's up.

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  1. about 2 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    There’s numerous ways for the news media to get things wrong, but only one way for them to get it right.

  2. about 4 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Skinny dipping? Make sure you don’t scrape the coral, or sea urchins, for that matter.

  3. about 6 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Thanks for the link. That little planitesimal bears some resemblance to a little sculpture (?) created by a hominid of many years past. If I can locate an image, I will return the favor.

  4. about 12 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    I was a big fan of John Denver and was living in Monterey on the second anniversary of his death. I took my guitar down to a park on the bay overlooking the spot where he crashed, and played a few of his tunes in his memory.

  5. about 12 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    John Denver’s pilot’s license was suspended for drunk driving at the time of his fatal crash, but an FAA investigation showed neither drugs nor alcohol played a part in the accident. He basically ran out of gas because he couldn’t reach the control used to switch tanks, even though there was gas in that second tank.

    https://www.countrythangdaily.com/john-denver-death/

  6. about 12 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    “The farthest point” or “the limit of any journey” is how Google translates the Latin expression"Ultima Thule". “The middle of nowhere” would probably work just as well.

  7. about 15 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Yesterday we were talking about a man with an 8 parrot long organ. Another man was blessed with exactly 25 inches, but he felt cursed rather than blessed. It was too much. So he went to a VooDoo woman who lived on the edge of a deep, dark swamp and told her “I can’t live with this long organ, and I have no health insurance to get it reduced.”

    The Witch told him “In the middle of this deep dark swamp there is a clear lake. There you will find a female frog. She is a magic frog. Ask her to marry you. She will say no & you will lose 5 inches.”

    So the man went into the swamp, located the lake found the frog and asked her: “Will you marry me?”

    The frog said “No” and he immediately lost 5 inches.

    The man thought 20 inches is still too long, so he asked her again : “Will you marry Me?”

    The frog said “NO!” and he lost 5 inches more.

    He thought 15 inches was great, but 10 inches would be ideal.

    So he asked again : “Will you marry me?”

    And the frog replied “How many times do I have to tell you? NO! NO! NO!”

    Until next time.

  8. 1 day ago on Baby Blues

    Dead spots fill in with nice, green weeds soon enough.

  9. 1 day ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    At the time he wrote that and a number of other very successful songs, John Denver was known by his birth name, Henry John Deutschendorf Jr..

  10. 1 day ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Release the Kraken (windshield, that is).