Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Through The Keyhole - August 2017


guess the location
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Through the Keyhole

Informative & Interesting... not your everyday company newsletter.
Take the waaaaay back machine to 1986!  Remember this? 

This was really a comeback album with a new sound for Mr. Clapton.  I listened to it for the first time in years and am surprised at how it really holds up after all of this time.  For those of you who do not remember, "It's in the way that you use it" was the signature tune was used in the film The Color of Money with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.  Take a look at the YouTube video HERE if you have some time...and want to laugh at Tom Cruise.

A couple of things
- This time of year you begin to see Back to School ads everywhere.  I HATE BACK TO SCHOOL ADS.  I know I have been out of school for some time now but seeing those ads make me think back to when I was a kid dreading to go back to school.  It's not that I didn't like school - I just didn't like how the ads made you feel.  Letdown. Anxious. Sad.  And another thing - I HATE #2 pencils.  They remind me of standardized tests, the ACT, the SAT.  Maybe I should go see someone about this...

Who doesn't love some good surfing?


What I DO LOVE really at any time of year is watching surfing.  As the official end of summer is approaching, take a moment to watch some of the world's best surfing HERE.

And now for a new picture above- Can you guess where it is by looking "through the keyhole"? 
"This high land sports some deep, freshwater with plenty of peat so you can't see very far into the water.  Don't look too long for Nessie as she hasn't been seen for years... " 
Can you guess the location?

Correct answers will be given recognition but half the fun is trying to figure it out.  The correct answer will be revealed in the subsequent issue.  Good luck and have fun.

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Geneva, Switzerland - Keyhole Answer

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"This City is home to a large hadron collider and has a convention named after it.  You also can find many towns in the United States that share the name. "
Last month, Valerie Faivre won the location by guessing correctly.  She correctly said "I should know that as my family used to live there."  That was too easy Valerie (and good for you)!

Geneva is the second most populated city in Switzerland and is French speaking.  Approximately 500,000 people live in the greater Geneva area (inner ring suburbs and city).  It is home to the United Nations and the Red Cross. 

Geneva is home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  The LHC is the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, most complex experimental facility ever built, and the largest single machine in the world. It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) between 1998 and 2008 in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries, as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.

Cost of Living (you better have a lot of cash if you visit)

Big Mac Meal $15
Dozen Eggs $7
2 liter of Coke $3
1 gallon Milk $7
1 beer in the supermarket $2
20 lb. potatoes $30

It is the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed which mainly concern the treatment of non-combatants and prisoners of war. Geneva is the world's 9th most important financial centers and is named the third highest quality of life of any city in the world (behind Vienna and Zurich).  It has been referred to as the "Peace Capital" of the world.
I guess you can see why when you look at the view...

Geneva in photos...

This place is breathtaking.  These photos almost don't look real.

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Stand up.
A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, 'Everyone who thinks they're stupid, stand up!' After a few seconds, Little Larry stood up. The teacher said, 'Do you think you're stupid, Larry?' 'No, ma'am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!'


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Just for fun






13 Of The Most Ridiculous (stupid waste of time) World Records Held By America
The largest number of surfers catching a wave on a single surfboard

The world's largest rubber band ball

The world's longest pizza

The most people twerking at a single location

The person with the world's longest fingernails

The person with the world's largest collection of sneakers

The most people opening umbrellas at the exact same time

The largest gathering of people in sombreros

The world's most expensive dessert

The largest margarita in the world

The world's largest piƱata

The biggest popcorn ball in the world

The most people doing jumping jacks in 24 hours

So Stupid...

"Mad Dog" Mattis REAL Quote of the month

“Bloom where you are planted.”


Don't Brag
I don't mean to brag but I still fit into the socks I wore in high school.

Clay says goodbye to Jay18 2

It the Buffalo Bills Fault

50 Years Married (FUNNY)

After being married for 50 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "Fifty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa-bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV. But hey I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl.

Now ... I have a $750,000 home, a $45,000 car, a nice big bed and a large screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 73-year-old woman.  So I said to my wife "it seems to me that you're not holding up your side of things."

My wife is a very reasonable woman.  She told me to go out and find a hot 23-year-old girl and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap house, driving a junk car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10-inch black and white TV.

Tough Questions (Quiz)
    Question 1:
        If you knew a woman who was pregnant,
        Who had 8 kids already,
        Three who were deaf,
        Two who were blind,
        One mentally retarded,
        And she had syphilis,
        Would you recommend that she have an abortion?
                Read the next question before looking at the response for this one.
        Question 2:
        It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts..
        Here are the facts about the three candidates.
        Candidate A:
        Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists.
        He's had two mistresses.
        He also chain smokes
        And drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
        Candidate B:
        He was kicked out of office twice,
        Sleeps until noon,
        Used opium in college
        And drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
        Candidate C:
        He is a decorated war hero.
        He's a vegetarian,
        Doesn't smoke,
        Drinks an occasional beer
        And never committed adultery.
        Which of these candidates would be our choice?
        Decide first ... No peeking, and then scroll down for the response.
        Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
        Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
        Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
        And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:
        If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.
        Pretty interesting, isn't it?   Makes a person think before judging someone.
        Amateurs ... Built the ark.
        Professionals ... Built the Titanic

Whiskey Philosophy
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Grand Old Pics
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2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally; See What Happens Next


This is short, but it definitely packs a punch. Be sure to pay close attention from 1:34 to 2:06; it's like equal parts "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "Econ 101."
You will Laugh out Loud (video HERE)

Conchita's Mango Salsa

This is a very simple recipe to make that will impress your guests (and you don't have to reveal your source).  Great on pork chops, fish or just plain tortilla chips.  I got it by watching a good friend of mine make it.  It is authentic Mexican cuisine and muy delicioso...


1 clove of garlic (whole)
1/2 white onion chopped
2 ripe mangos chopped
3 habanero peppers

De-seed and stem the pepper (wear gloves) and chop the mangos and onion.  Simmer all ingredients in olive oil for 5 minutes.  Add water just to cover.  Bring to boil then add to blender and blend.  Add salt to taste.

You will love it.


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