Hat tip to “Joe P.” for today’s theme item.
No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between these two words. In a recent linguistic competition held in London and attended by, supposedly, the best in the world, Samdar Balgobin, a Guyanese man, was the clear winner with a standing ovation which lasted over 5 minutes.
The final question was: How do you explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand? Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED.
Here is his astute answer:
When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE. When you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!!!
He won a trip around the world and a case of 25 year old Scotch!
Next up, “Dr. Mc”, the Friday Funnies Staff Neurologist, gives us an example of someone who is COMPLETELY FINISHED in this tale of how …
• Technology Will Be the Death of Us
Text message from Richard to Fred:
Hi, Fred, this is Richard, next door. I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve been riddled w/guilt for a few months & have been trying to get up the courage to tell you face-to-face. At least I’m telling you in this text. I can’t live w/myself a minute longer w/o your knowing about this. The truth is that, when you’re not around, I’ve been sharing your wife, day & night. In fact, probably much more than you. The temptation was just too great. I can’t live w/the guilt & hope you’ll accept my sincere apology & forgive me. Please suggest a fee for usage, & I’ll pay you.
Fred, feeling so angered & betrayed, grabbed his gun, went next door & shot Richard, killing him. He went back home & poured himself a stiff drink & sat down on the sofa. Fred then looked at his phone & discovered a 2nd text message from Richard.
2ND Text Message:
Hi, Fred. Richard here again. Sorry about the typo on my last text. I expect you figured it out & noticed that the darned Auto-Correct had changed “wi-fi” to “wife.” Technology, huh? It’ll be the death of us all.
… Appropriately enough, we now have …
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… Next up:
… We don’t always get what we hope for:
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… Speaking of Handy Man chores, “Yuba City Doris” gives us an example of …
• How NOT to Clean Out Your Garage (Click to play)
… the Handy Man theme continues with this example of …
• Redneck Engineering
Meanwhile, at “Dr. Mc’s Clinic:
• Wedded Bliss
“B-Squared” provides us with this important …
• Thought for the Day
The Great Lao-Tzu said:
“It is only when you see a mosquito landing on your testicles that you realize there is always a way to solve problems without using violence.”
We close this Friday with: