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Its all about nuts

This is a genuine Ad from 1964 when WD-40 first released ….
If you don’t read anything else today this one it might make you laugh out loud.

How to fix Brexit

brexitGrumpy old folk
Letter to Mrs. May – Genius!!
Dear Mrs. May,

Please find below our suggestion for fixing Brexit.
Instead of giving billions of pounds to Eurocrats, that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan:
There are about 10 million people over 50 in the work force.
Pay them £1 million each severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:



1) They MUST retire. Ten million job openings – unemployment fixed
2) They MUST buy a new British car.
Ten million cars ordered – Car Industry fixed
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed
4) They MUST send their kids to school/college/university – Crime rate fixed
5) They MUST buy £100 WORTH of alcohol/tobacco a week …..
And there’s your money back in duty/tax etc
It can’t get any easier than that!
P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances

If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know.
Also…..
Let’s put our pensioners in jail and the criminals in a secure nursing home.
This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.
They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.
They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.
Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.
A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.
They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education.



Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ’s and legal aid would be free, on request.
Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.
Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls.
There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.
The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised. Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week. Live in a tiny room and pay £600.00 per week and have no hope of ever getting out.
Think about this (more points of contention):



Oliver Hardy

Oliver Hardy

Oliver Hardy was an American actor, known as Ollie in the famous comedy twin Stan and Ollie. Norwin Hardy, as he was his real name, began his life as a handsome babble in a large family in Georgia and was the youngest of six children. His father was a lawyer and died when Oliver was 10 years old. “I think I never decided my life in my final profession, I wanted to follow the law but soon I left my studies.” He had a natural vocation on the song (the whole family loved the music), and he even studied tenor at the Atlanta Music Academy. He first appeared in the cinema in 1914 (in the movie Outwitting Dad), and in the following years he performed secondary roles. He weighed 127 pounds and had a height of 1.88 m. His love of food helped him to keep his volume, although a young man was engaged in sports, he was playing football, and he loved (as much) golf. He was an agile and very good dancer.
Before becoming acquainted with Stan Lorel, Oliver Hardy had played more than 250 films. Together with Stan Lorel, however, they were the most famous comic twin in the history of cinema. The duo was created by producer Hol Roads, a spiritual father – along with director Lio McCreate – of Hondros and Lignus. They first met on screen at The Lucky Dog (1921) and played together in other films, like Duck Soup (1927), but as a real duet they appeared in Putting Pants on Philip, 1927, where the A young Scotsman who comes to America to Olli’s uncle is acting. In 1927 Hound and the Lion cast 13 films and in 1928 11 and until 1932 appeared in short and mostly silent. Among them are: The Battle of the Century, Musicals for Crying, A Perfect Day (1929), The Hunger and The Lost In The Box (1932), which won an Oscar for a short film of that year, a. After 1932, they began to produce feature-length pieces, among which some of the most enjoyable: The Hound and the Lion go to war, The Desert Children, Two Merry Scots, The Hunger and The Lion Cowboys, The Two Fools, Bardas Fournellos, Oxford logs, etc.

More than 100 films turned out as a couple. Lorel and Hardy had a professional ambition alone: they wanted to make people laugh. They did not shame illusions for themselves. Their methods and technique had many elements from the clowns, their humor was a succession of gag, their jokes made the children hilarious because they recognized in the faces of the two comedians their own clumsiness and innocence. Between Stan (Laurel) and Ollie (Hardy) the first was the nicest. He announced to Olli by phone that he was biting a dog and when he asked him where, then, Stan put the headset right over the wound as if his interlocutor was able to see through the line. In another version, Olly was smoother because he considered himself smart. And as he himself said: “There is no more trouble than the bastard he thinks he is smart.” For Olli, they wrote that he was pleased with the continuation of the lime. Few comedians fell so often and so well within the lime. Like no one else could move so much in size or play with his tie to be a point of reference.

Their comedies were simple in action, enjoyed by the constant twists and turns of alternating gangs. Minority heroes wanted to become socially respected and loving. They wore decent suits, hard hats, and they were addressing each other with a mystery. They gained an employment as pioneers or Christmas tree dealers, and if they were at the end of the sea, it did not harm them.

Gentlemen and wreckers, despite their serious style, they were immersed deep in potholes, dug well-formed backless unsuspecting ladies, trying desperately to get rid of a goat and managed to raise piano on a horse.

Stan and Ollie, the most famous twin in the history of cinema, virtually ceased to exist before the clinical death of the couple. Their last film was turned to France in 1950 (The Young Robinsons). Kings of laughter were already weak and tired. But from the time they met, by the end of the 1920s, to the year when Oliver Hardy died, they were closely connected not only because their duo was selling them but because they were good friends: “Ollie was like my brother, we felt each other, although we did not often venture out of the deck.Our life outside the studio was devoted to sports and mostly to the golf that he loved it. It was my life, I loved watching the film at all stages of production. I can assure you that we have never quarreled. ”
Oliver Hardy died in 1957, after a long-term illness, at the age of 65.
Two asteroids, 2865 and 2866, were named “Laurel” and “Hardy” in memory of Stan Lorel and Oliver Hardy.

 

Harold Lloyd

Harold Clayton Lloyd was born in Nebraska in 1893 and at the age of 12 he began to engage in school theatrical performances. Harold Lloyd, a comedian who has never acquired the reputation and prestige of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but which has received similar (but delayed) recognition over the years. Lloyd originally portrayed a completely different hero, the man with the glasses in over 70 short films. Later he saw a film where the hero wears his glasses after a scene of action. That’s how he adopted the glasses, an accessory that “makes the person separate, but not noticeable in the way that makes him the dreamlike look of Keaton and the mustache of Chaplin,” as noted by film critic Roger Imbert. Lloyd, became very popular in the 1920s “Girl Shy”, 1924, “The Freshman”, 1925, etc.).
At the age of 12 he began to work with the theater, taking part in performances of the school.
A few years later actor John Lennon Connor asked Lloyd to accompany him to San Diego.
There, Edison asked Connors comrades, which led to Lloyd’s first appearance on the big screen in The Old Monk’s Tale (1913).

That same year, Lloyd participated as an assistant actor in a movie called Rory’o The Bogs, where he met another stunt man, Hal Roach.
In 1915 Roach founded a new cinema company and invited Lloyd to make his own comic series.
Lloyd’s first character was called Willie Warwick (later changed to Lonsome Luck), which was a copy of the character of the little tramp invented by Chaplin.



Eventually, in 1917, Lloyd formed a new Persona, simply called “Glasses”. Lloyd directed the first of the films, but later realized that it was difficult to play his role and direct at the same time. In 1921, Lloyd starred in his first feature-length A Sailor-Made Man, which was a great success. It was followed by Grandma’s Boy (1922), Doctor Jack (1922) and the most spectacular of his films, Safety Last (1923).
At the end of 1923, Lloyd founded his own cinematographic company and for the first two years he distributed his films through Pathe and later Paramount. In 1928, Lloyd had already written his autobiography titled
“An American Comedy,” while in the same year he starred in his latest obsession with Speedy.

The most interesting element of “Safety last” is the huge clock at the top of a skyscraper. Is Harold Lloyd the one we see hanging from the index? We are talking about 1923 when the special effects were not exactly the trumpet of the cinema.
The choice of dramatic angles makes the height seem excessive and Lloyd himself said there was a platform of two or three floors below him. The fact remains, however, that many of the shots were true. After his death in 1971, according to critic Dennis Schwarz, “it was finally revealed that climbing in the twelve-story building was carried out with the help of a stuntman.” The clock number was inspired by a show of the stuntman Bill Stromter, which Lloyd saw randomly on the street.


After the sweeping turn of the talk, Harold Lloyd was forgotten. In 1947 Preston Stertzas wanted to make a tribute to Lloyd’s career and the film “The Sin of Harold Diddlebock” that failed. Three years later, producer Howard Hughes re-published her under the title “Mad Wednesday”. Again a failure, with only profit, Lloyd’s nomination for the Golden Globe Best Actress. In 1953 he received an Academy Award and in 1971 he died at the age of 78.

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Cartoonists

A cartoonist is an artist specialized in drawing cartoons. The term is also used for people who create comics, comic strips and for those working in the field of animation. The artists, whose works have a “cartoon” style (from cartoon or comics), are also called cartoonists.
A cartoonist traditionally begins with a sketch of the drawing done in pencil, before passing it with black ink, using either brushes or pens. The cartoonists whose work is used in web publications use digital programs.

Large comic book publishers (such as Marvel or DC) use cartoonist groups to produce jobs (usually with a group working on pencils, one for inks, and another for color added digitally). When one prefers a certain type of style among the cartoonists , a character model is used as a reference.

Traditional animation uses specialized cartoonists, called animators who, through an interpolation process, take care of drawing all the boards that connect the movements of the characters.



Animator is a job title from the film industry. The Animator deals with the creation of single-frame movies (animation), either hand-drawn, computer-generated or executed using any technique. The formerly known designator animator is gradually replaced by “2-D Animator”, in contrast to the 3-D animator or computer animator .

The art of the animator is to bring the inanimate to life. “An animator is an actor with a pencil” , supplemented today by “or with the computer”. The training of an animator takes place nowadays mainly as a study, both at film schools as well as at private training centers. Being able to animate on paper continues to be the basis of the profession, only later does it specialize in a particular technique or one of the niche professions within the film industry. The use of computers is in any case, as well as hand-drawn animation is usually processed today in the computer.



Depending on the size of the studio and the size of the film project, an animator is a generalist, who masters everything from the idea to the figure design to animation and camera, or he is a specialist who moves under the guidance of other foreign characters. In addition to this character animation, there are for example, special effects animation, scientific visualization or animated visualization in design and architecture. Due to the rapid development in the field of computer animation also people without classical education can work as animators, provided that they have only enough talent or aptitude.

Could you please taste this for me

Could you please taste this for me

I went to my nearby Pharmacy, straight to the back, where the Pharmacists’ high counter is located.
I took out my little brown bottle, along with a teaspoon, and set them up on the counter.

The Pharmacist came over, smiled, and asked if he could help me.
I said, “Yes! Could you please taste this for me?



Seeing I’m a senior citizen, the Pharmacist went along with my request.
He took the spoon, put a tiny bit of the liquid on it, put it on his tongue and swilled it around.
Then, with a stomach-churning look on his face, he spat it out on the floor and began coughing.
When he was finally finished, I looked him right in the eye and asked: “Now, does that taste sweet to you?”
The Pharmacist, shaking his head back and forth with a venomous look in his eyes yelled: “HELL NO!!!”
I said, “Oh, thank God! That’s a real relief!My doctor told me to have a Pharmacist test my urine for sugar!”
I’m not allowed to go back to that Pharmacy, but I really don’t care, because they aren’t very friendly there anymore!