Saturday, January 17, 2009

Slingshots

Ever Make a Slingshot?
When I think about slingshots I think about how we used to make them when I was a boy. We would look for a branch of tree with a “Y” shape. Then we would cut it to size and carve the “Y” to get the ends smoothed up. We would then search for an old inner tube and cut it to make some strips, and we would look for some leather to make the rock holder with. We used string to tie the rubber strips to the “Y” on the slingshot, … It seems like only yesterday. To tell the truth, old inner tubes did not work all that well, but it was all we had. We used what we could find and we had made out own slingshot. Now you can go buy one at Wal-Mart.

This video below is about a man who is an expert with slingshots. He can hit just about anything. He is really good! It brought back lots of memories. Thanks, Don, for sending this to me.

Now the next video is about a different kind of slingshot. It’s about a human slingshot. I wonder if that poor girl has any idea about what she is getting into.

Wow, what did you think about that? I would call that dangerous with a capital “D”.

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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Remember that there are two theories for arguing with your wife. Neither one works.

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Quote of the Day
A daughter may outgrow your lap,
but she will never outgrow your heart.
~Author Unknown

(Granddaddy says that the above quote
also applies to granddaughters.)

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Joke of the Day

Mrs. Pete Monaghan came into the newsroom to pay for her husband's obituary. She was told by the kindly newsman that it was a dollar a word and he remembered Pete and wasn't it too bad about him passing away.

She thanked him for his kind words and bemoaned the fact that she only had two dollars. But she wrote out the obituary, "Pete died."

The newsman said he thought old Pete deserved more and he'd give her three more words at no charge.

Mrs. Pete Monaghan thanked him and rewrote the obituary: "Pete died. Boat for sale"


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3 comments:

a corgi said...

I loved that joke!! oh my gosh with the girl sling-shotting! I don't think I'm brave enough to do that!!

cute entry; I don't think I've ever even played with a slingshot; trying to remember if my brother had one; I'm sure my mom frowned on them saying something like "you could knock your eye out" or something similar

betty

Heli gunner Tom said...

I had a few sling shots on the farm-- butthey were nothing compared to handling an M-60 while flying in a Huey in RVN! Woo Woo!

Tom
tschuckman@aol.com

Becky said...

Hi Jim... don't mean to seem like a dufus, but how do I turn the music down so I can hear them talking on the videos?