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Joke 505

10 Aug

Albert Einstein

This was doing the rounds in an email.  I have no idea if it is true or a joke.  I’d like to think it’s for real.

When Albert Einstein was on the speaker’s circuit, he usually found himself longing to get back to his laboratory work. One night as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner, Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein in looks and manner) that he was tired of speechmaking.

“I have an idea, boss,” his chauffeur said. “I’ve heard you give this speech so many times, I bet I could give it for you.”

Einstein laughed and said, “Why not? Let’s do it!”

When they arrived at the dinner, Einstein donned the chauffeur’s cap and jacket and sat in the back of the room.  The chauffeur gave a beautiful rendition of Einstein’s speech and even answered a few questions expertly.

Then a supremely pompous professor asked an extremely esoteric question about anti-matter formation, digressing here and there to let everyone in the audience know that he was nobody’s fool.  Without missing a beat, the chauffeur fixed the professor with a steely stare and said, “Sir, the answer to that question is so simple that I will let my chauffeur, who is sitting in the back, answer it for me.”

A Girl Can Change Her Mind If She Wants To

12 May
German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein.
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Write about a mistake you can learn from.

I hope I learn from every mistake.  I’d be pretty stupid not to.  Einstein put it best:

The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.


Who annoys you more, Justin Bieber or Lady Gaga?

No third option?  The WordPress prompter with inane questions?  What if I hadn’t heard of either of these two Glee-featured singers?  Gleatured?  I love neologisms.  That (neologism) was a fairly new definition to me, by the way, and is a posh term for homemade word.

Sorry, what was the question?


Pick a blog or blog post you enjoy and write a post about it.

I will just say in frigid and haughty tones that I don’t need a prompt to do that, thank you very much.  When I read something or someone I like, I share it and always link back.


Write about something you want to do, but know you shouldn’t.

Poke fun at the prompts.  I know I shouldn’t because I’ll never be Freshly Pressed and might even be silenced one day.  I must remember to save all my posts for posterity.  Let’s see…an average three posts a day over a couple of years…equals…an awful lot of work…

Dear readers, don’t you think the WordPress prompts are awesome?


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