Tuesday, 8 March 2011

How Wrong Could they Be?

World's worst predictions
"It will be years, not in my time, before a woman will become Prime Minister"
                                                             Margaret Thatcher, 1974

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out"
                    Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
                                           H.M.Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

"We don't need you.  You haven't gone through college yet"
        Hewlett-Packard's rejection of Steve Jobs,
             who went on to found Apple Computers

In 1939, the New York Times said the problem of TV was that people had to glue their eyes to a screen, and that the average Anerican wouldn't have time for it.

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"
             Thomas Edison

"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously"
             Hubert H. Humphrey

"The more horse sense a fellow has, the less he bets on them"
             Kin Hubbard, American cartoonist

Millionaire Jean Paul Getty's formula for success:
             "Rise early, work hard, strike oil"

For crafty people
Ten Good Reasons to Buy Fabric
  1.  It insulates the cupboard where it's kept.
  2. It keeps the economy moving - it is my duty to support cotton farmers and textile mills.
  3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
  4. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it, and you'll never have to feed it, wipe its nose, or walk it.
  5. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening.
  6. Because it's on Sale.
  7. Because I'm worth it.
  8. It protects the surfaces of wherever it's kept - ironing board, table, laundry shelf, etc.
  9. The one who dies with the most fabric wins.
  10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and starts going shopping with you.
Garden sprays
For fungus:
1 part organic milk
10 parts water
Mix together in spray bottle and spray plants

For fungus, mildew, black spot:
2 tspn carb. soda
1 litre water
few drops mineral oil
few drops detergent
Mix and spray as above

For algae:
1 part white vinegar
3 parts water
Mix and spray as above

For snails & slugs:
1 part espresso coffee
10 parts water
Mix and spray on plants and soil to deter
           snails and slugs


Some fungus/toadstools?/mushrooms? I found growing in my lawn, underneath a large shady shrub.

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