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Through the Keyhole Take a break from your day...
Not your typical company OR newsletter
Can you guess the location?
"This city can get pretty cold, eh? They have a complete underground
'city' where you can spend all of winter in short sleeves..."
Here Comes Fall...
is upon us and Halloween is just around the corner. As the weather
turns from warm to cold and the leaves fall on the ground, we are all
reminded that another year is coming to an end (and that there are only
75 shopping days left until Christmas)...
Check out what happened this month in History:
October 1, 1908 - Henry Ford's Model T, a "universal car" designed for the masses, went on sale for the first time.
October 3, 1863 - President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
October 8, 1871
- The Great Fire of Chicago erupted. According to legend, it started
when Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a lantern in her barn on DeKoven
Street. Over 300 persons were killed and 90,000 were left homeless as
the fire leveled 3.5 square miles, destroying 17,450 buildings.
Financial losses totaled over $200 million.
October 11, 1939
- Albert Einstein warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt that his
theories could lead to Nazi Germany's development of an atomic bomb.
Einstein suggested the U.S. develop its own bomb. This resulted in the
top secret "Manhattan Project."
October 13, 1884 - Greenwich was established as the universal time from which standard times throughout the world are calculated.
October 24, 1931 -
Chicago gangster "Scarface" Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in jail
for Federal income tax evasion. In 1934, he was transferred to Alcatraz
prison near San Francisco. He was paroled in 1939, suffering from
syphilis. He retired to his mansion in Miami Beach where he died in
October 30, 1990
- For the first time since the Ice Age, Great Britain was connected
with the European continent, via a new rail tunnel under the English
It's Chili Cook-off Time!
8th Annual TURNkey Chili Cook-off
Saturday October 13th
Noon - 5 pm ish
10 Chilis to be judged by attendees
Top 3 win cash prizes and bragging rights
Come join us for chili, beer, refreshments and a bouncy house...
213 S. Milwaukee Ave.
(across the street from TURNkey IT)
Guess the Location Game
Last month the winner of the guess the
location game was Will Danner who got the right answer of Nashville,
TN. I appreciate all of the good guesses and participation. THANKS FOR
Nashville, TN - Keyhole Answer
musical city lives up to its reputation particularly well in the fall
when it host the Independent Music Festival and the American Festival.
Oh, and you had better like good food and country music."
is a really cool town that is growing rapidly. People find Nashville
appealing for a lot of reasons - less real estate tax, lower cost of
living in general, the friendly people, a good airport hub and Midwest
weather that isn't as brutal as Chicago or the rest of the cities
located above the Mason Dixon Line... to name a few. Nashville is the
second largest city (next to Memphis) but it does not deserve a silver
just get this one out of the way -- like flannel to Seattle, and po'
boys to New Orleans, music is almost synonymous with this town. And it’s
no longer just for the cowboys, but hit-makers of all genres. Where
else could you wait in the same Starbucks line alongside Keith Urban and
Justin Timberlake? Not only is it made here, it’s not uncommon for an
artist to record here, fall in love, and instantly hit the real estate
market. Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Ben Folds, Jack White, and Elvis
Costello are just some of the non-country crooners that reside here.
music is what we’re known for, healthcare is the region’s leading
industry with more than 250 companies headquartered here; six of the
nation’s top 10 for-profit hospitals are located in Nashville and it
represents one in eight Nashville jobs.
leaders and investors have been working for the past several years in a
common goal of making the city a music AND technology destination.
Companies like WorkIT Nashville are busy recruiting talented, techy
transplants, while Google is making Nashville one of seven cities to
participate in their Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hubs (and bringing
Fiber with it). In fact, this place is filling up so fast with keyboard
talent, that it's becoming known as a tech transplant city.
Yes, Kentucky lays sole claim to bourbon -- but Middle Tennessee produces some of the country’s best whiskey.
Just South of Nashville, you can tour the distilleries of the most
recognizable names, Jack Daniel's and George Dickel, but within the city
limits are some fine contenders hot on their heels like Corsair,
Collier and McKeel, Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery, Prichard’s,
Speakeasy Spirits, and many others you can find along the Whiskey Trail.
is commonly referred to as the "Athens of the South", and not just for
having the only full-sized replica of The Parthenon in the world, but
for all the colleges and bleeding-edge learning facilities here. There
are 24 post-secondary institutions in the area and with a central
location and lower cost of living compared to cities of comparable size
-- no wonder an average of 60% of graduates choose to remain here.
Thanks to the show Nashville
and their weekly aerial views, everyone can see how lush and green the
city really is. With over 90 parks, 75 miles of greenways, and 190 miles
of trails throughout Davidson County, the campaign, Greenways for Nashville, is 90% completed in its goal for a greenway trail within two miles of every Nashvillian.
Famously (or infamously?) beloved for its hot chicken
and meat & threes, Nashville excels in all things Southern and
fried. From hole-in-the-wall hot spots to five-star dining, there’s no
dish too casual or fancy for good ol’ Southern ingredients like okra and
black-eyed peas. After taking the Best BBQ crown from Memphis this
year, it's sealed the deal as the best destination for Southern fare.
humidity is stifling. It rarely even snows in the winter. But the fall?
Well, no one does it better than the South. Trees in shades of orange,
yellow, and red blanket the city, and the aforementioned urban greenways
mean you can enjoy it.
Is Nashville Hot Chicken the Best in the World? (15 min.)
What to Do in Nashville: The 6 Hottest Spots!
Best of Nashville with Jesse James
24 hours in Nashville (in 25 minutes)
Teeth-chattering' winter with plenty of snow, Farmers' Almanac predicts
golfing partners died in a car wreck and went to heaven. Upon arrival,
they discover the most beautiful golf course they have ever seen. St.
Peter tells them that they are all welcome to play the course, but he
cautions them that there is only one rule: "Don't hit the ducks during
your first three months here."
The men all have blank expressions, and finally one of them asks, "The ducks?"
St. Peter replies, "There are thousands of ducks walking around the
course, and if one gets hit, he quacks, then the one next to him quacks
and soon they're all quacking to beat the band. It really breaks the
tranquility, and if you hit one of the ducks, you'll be punished.
Otherwise everything is yours to enjoy.”
entering the course, the men noted that there were indeed large numbers
of ducks everywhere. Within fifteen minutes, one of the guys hit a
duck. The duck quacks, the one next to it quacked and soon here was a
deafening roar of duck quacks.
Peter walked up with an extremely homely woman in tow and asks, "Who
hit the duck?” The guy who had done it admitted, "I did.” St. Peter
immediately pulled out a pair of handcuffs and cuffed the man's right
hand to the homely woman's left hand. "I told you not to hit the ducks"
he said. "Now you'll be handcuffed together for eternity.”
other two men were very cautious not to hit any ducks, but a couple of
weeks later, one of them accidentally did. The quacks were as deafening
as before, and within minutes St. Peter walked up with an even uglier
woman. He cuffed the man's right hand to the homely woman's left hand.
"I told you not to hit the ducks," he said; "Now you'll be handcuffed
together for eternity.”
third man was extremely careful. Some days he wouldn't even play for
fear of even nudging a duck. After three months, he still hadn't hit a
Peter walked up to the man at the end of the three months, and had with
him a knock-out, gorgeous woman - the most beautiful woman the man had
ever seen. St. Peter smiled at the man and then, without a word,
handcuffed him to the beautiful woman and walked off.
man, knowing that he would be handcuffed to this woman for eternity,
let out a contented sigh and said aloud, "I wonder what I did to deserve
The woman responds, "I don't know about you, but I hit a duck.
Facial Recognition to board a plane?
Dulles Airport Demos Facial Biometric Boarding (this could save time)
5th Wheel Parallel Parking
Innovation did not only exist today. Look at this from the 50s!
The Jewish Bookie and the Priest
A Jewish bookie was at the races playing the ponies and losing his shirt.
noticed a Priest step out onto the track and blessed the forehead of
one of the horses lining up for the 4th race. Lo and behold, that horse -
a long shot won the race.
Next race, as the horses lined up, the Priest stepped onto the track.
Sure enough, he blessed one of the horses.
The bookie made a beeline for a betting window and placed a small bet on the horse.
Again, even though it was another long shot, the horse won the race.
He collected his winnings, and anxiously waited to see which horse the Priest would bless next.
He bet big on it, and it won.
As the races continued the Priest kept blessing horses, and each one ended up winning.
bookie was elated. He made a quick dash to the ATM, withdrew all his
savings, and waited for the Priest's blessing that would tell him which
horse to bet on.
True to his pattern, the Priest stepped onto the track for the last race and blessed the forehead of an old nag that was 100/1.
This time the priest blessed the eyes, ears, and hooves of the old nag.
The bookie knew he had a winner and bet every cent he owned on the old nag.
He watched dumbfounded as the old nag pulled up and couldn't even finish the race.
In a state of shock, the bookie went to the track area where the Priest was.
Confronting him, he demanded, 'Father! What happened?
All day long you blessed horses and they all won.
Then in the last race, the horse you blessed never even had a chance.
Now, thanks to you, I've lost every cent of my savings!'
The Priest nodded wisely and with sympathy.
"You are not Catholic are you my son?"
"No, I'm Jewish"
"That's the problem", said the Priest, "you couldn't tell the difference between a blessing, and last rites"
Amazon going after the Christmas Tree Lots...
Amazon wants to sell everything for Christmas -- right down to a giant, live tree.
year the online retailer will sell a wide selection of living Christmas
trees ranging from two to seven feet tall. The collection includes
Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, and Norfolk Island Pines.
An Amazon spokesperson said that some of trees will be eligible for Prime shipping, meaning members of its $119-yearly subscription program will get two-day shipping. More details about the tree selection will be available closer to the holidays.
company said it has also increased its selection of holiday decor to
include wreaths, garland and flowers because of their popularity.
year Amazon sold a selection of trees under three feet and offered
larger trees from third party vendors on its site. Amazon also sells
its reputation for crushing smaller retailers, the National Christmas
Tree Association said it welcomes Amazon to the Christmas party.
see their entry into the market as offering consumers another option to
purchase a real tree to make their Christmas special, better for the
environment and support local Christmas tree growers," Tim O'Connor, the
group's executive director told CNN. "More options for consumers to
purchase a real tree are better for everyone."
According to a recent survey from the National Christmas Tree Association, customers spent an average $74.70 on a tree.
Law of Mechanical Repair
- After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.
Law of Gravity
Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.
Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
Law of Random Numbers
- If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers.
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.
Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.
Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know INCREASES dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, IT WILL!!!
Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
Law of the Theaters & Sports
Arenas - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the
aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats
several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early
before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the
aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big
bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people
also are very surly folk.
The Coffee Law
- As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you
to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
Murphy's Law of Lockers
- If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
Law of Physical Surfaces
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor
are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.
Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.
Law of Physical Appearance
If the clothes fit, they're ugly.
Law of Public Speaking
-- A CLOSED MOUTH GATHERS NO FEET!
Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy-
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it OR the store will stop selling it!
If you don't feel well, make an
appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you'll feel
better. But don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.
Try this for Halloween...
1 (15 ounce) can
pure pumpkin (such as Libby's®)
1 (9 ounce) package
yellow cake mix (such as Jiffy® Golden Yellow cake mix)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
Whisk sugar and eggs together in a bowl until light; stir pumpkin,
evaporated milk, orange extract, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt into
egg mixture. Pour pumpkin mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Lightly sprinkle cake mix over the top, covering pumpkin mixture
completely. Slowly drizzle melted butter over the cake mix so it doesn't
Bake in the preheated oven until the pumpkin mixture is set and topping is golden brown, 50 minutes to 1 hour.
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