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A Collection of Information and Humorous Collections of Sayings
Collected, Edited, and Laughed at by Bobby Matherne
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This Web Page Contains Material Collected from Various Authors (some anonymous) and Emails received by Bobby Matherne, who agrees with Henry Ward Beecher's statement:
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.

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Tidbit of Humor:

WOMEN: Ever Wanted the the World to Go To Hell for 8 hours and leave you alone?
And Other New Drugs for Women in Distress!
Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending this Tidbit on September 24, 2018 to DIGESTWORLD! ! !

Funny Wedding-Couple Announcements such as Hardy-Harr!
Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending this Tidbit on June 11, 2018 to DIGESTWORLD! ! !

Kids are Funny About Church
Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending this Tidbit on Feb. 18, 2017 to DIGESTWORLD! ! !

Kids are Funny in Religion Class
Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending this Tidbit on March 21, 2017 to DIGESTWORLD! ! !

Tidbit of Zingers in History:

Historical Zingers
Thanks to Jo Anne Montz for sending this Tidbit on Dec. 23, 2017 to DIGESTWORLD! ! !


Tidbit of History:

Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending this Tidbit on Feb. 18, 2017 to DIGESTWORLD! ! !

Grab Bag of Tidbits:

A Miscellania of Tidbits of Information, Humor, Quotes, Memories and What-nots. [NOTE: This is a large file of Assorted Tidbits.]

Want to see some SIGNS of our TIMES? Click on this new Tidbit and read along. Thanks to Mark Parker1 for sending this Tidbit along to DIGESTWORLD! ! !


Want to see Real Estate being made? Click on this new Tidbit showing a new island being formed in the South Pacific. Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending this Tidbit along to DIGESTWORLD! ! !


This is a fascinating set of maps showing a variety of similarities – and differences -- in the world as we think we know it. Click on this new Tidbit Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending this Tidbit on Nov. 22, 2015 to DIGESTWORLD! ! !

The Story of Three Sisters from NEW "Old-Timers" Tidbit:
Click Here to read other Old-Timers Stories.

Three sisters ages 92, 94 and 96 live in a house together. One night the 96 year old went upstairs and began drawing a bath. She put her foot in and paused. She yelled down to her other sisters, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?"

The 94 year old yelled back, "I don't know. I'll come up and see." She started up the stairs and paused, wondering, "Was I going up the stairs or down?"

The 92 year old was sitting at the kitchen table having tea listening to her sisters, shaking her head. She mumbled to herself, "I sure hope I never get that forgetful, knock on wood."

She then yelled upstairs to her sisters, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."

Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending this Tidbit along on January 16, 2015 to DIGESTWORLD! ! !


When someone has only ONE job to, how can they not get it right? Click on this new Tidbit

to see some egregious examples. Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending this Tidbit along on December 18, 2014 to DIGESTWORLD! ! !


Military Advice, such as this one:
"The three best things in life are:

    A good landing,
    A good orgasm, and,
    A good bowel movement.

The night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities in life where you get to experience all three at the same time."
[Thanks to Mike Jamison for forwarding email along to me on Mon 6/23/2014 1:07 PM. Original email came from Claude Boudreaux [] a few days earlier.]

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Wanta see the first Gasoline Station, first everything having to do with cars? Click Below:
Wanta see the whole bunch 1950s cars and earlier Gasoline Stations, and hear pop songs, too?
Click and Enjoy!

Thanks to Jeff Parsons for sending the above Tidbits along to DIGESTWORLD! ! !


The Way We Word by Richard Lederer:

About a month ago, I illuminated old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology. These phrases included don't touch that dial, carbon copy, you sound like a broken record and hung out to dry. A bevy of readers have asked me to shine light on more faded words and expressions, and I am happy to oblige:

Back in the olden days we had a lot of moxie. We'd put on our best bib and tucker, and straighten up and fly right. Hubba-hubba! We'd cut a rug in some juke joint and then go necking and petting and smooching and spooning and billing and cooing and pitching woo in hot rods and jalopies in some passion pit or lovers' lane. Heavens to Betsy! Gee whillikers! Jumpin' Jehoshaphat! Holy moley! We were in like Flynn and living the life of Riley, and even a regular guy couldn't accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill. Not for all the tea in China!

Back in the olden days, life used to be 'cool', or swell, but when's the last time anything was swell? Swell has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers. Oh, my aching back. Kilroy was here, but he isn't anymore.

Like Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle and Kurt Vonnegut's Billy Pilgrim, we have become unstuck in time. We wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say, "I'll be a monkey's uncle!" or "This is a fine kettle of fish!" we discover that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent as oxygen, have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our keyboards.

Poof, poof, poof go the words of our youth, the words we've left behind. We blink, and they're gone, evanesced from the landscape and wordscape of our perception, like Mickey Mouse wristwatches, hula hoops, skate keys, candy cigarettes, little wax bottles of colored sugar water and an organ grinder's monkey.

Where have all those phrases gone? Long time passing. Where have all those phrases gone? Long time ago: Pshaw. The milkman did it. Think about the starving Armenians. Bigger than a bread box. Banned in Boston. The very idea! It's your nickel. Don't forget to pull the chain. Knee high to a grasshopper. Turn-of-the-century. Iron curtain. Domino theory. Fail safe. Civil defense. Fiddlesticks! You look like the wreck of the Hesperus. Cooties. Going like sixty. I'll see you in the funny papers. Don't take any wooden nickels. Heavens to Murgatroid! And away-a-ay we go!
Oh, my stars and garters! It turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter had liver pills.

This can be disturbing stuff, this winking out of the words of our youth, these words that lodge in our heart's deep core. But just as one never steps into the same river twice, one cannot step into the same language twice. Even as one enters, words are swept downstream into the past, forever making a different river.

We of a certain age have been blessed to live in changeful times. For a child each new word is like a shiny toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that once did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory. It's one of the greatest advantages of aging. We can have archaic and eat it, too.
See ya later, alligator!
RJM: Which required this reply: After while, crocodile!

Thanks to Richard Lederer for writing the above and to J. A. P. Montz for sending this Tidbit along to DIGESTWORLD! ! !


GRAB ART: A Grab Bag of Amazing Photos and Artworks which will grab your attention.

Tidbits of Information:

Interesting Facts. Click Here!

Kids Say the Darndest Things, Art Linkletter noted. Click to read several new examples that Art would have loved.

WD-40 Stands for Water Displacement Solvent No. 40 and has at least these 43 incredible uses.

Short Stories of Americans with Grit
You May Have Never Heard what They said, but When they Spoke their Piece, You Could Have Heard a Pin Drop.

I Have a Plan to Destroy America by Richard D. Lamm
This may be the most powerful and influential speech since Abraham Lincoln scratched out the Gettysburg Address on the back of an envelope on the train trip to the famous battlefield where so many Americans died. Any form of so-called government which fosters Gov. Lamm's plan is doomed to disappear from the face of the Earth.

You May Have Never Heard About, Up Until Now.

Eddie's Poem
Two Interesting Stories

Laus Deo!
      Praise God — True Story of the Washington Monument

Anam Cara Blessings
May these Blessings Bring you Closer to the True Self in You.

Honey & Cinnamon Are Good for You
Learn How to Use Them

Bananas Are Good for You
Learn How "A Banana A Day Keeps the Doctor Away"

Be Happy, Don't Worry
Ten Ways to Worry Less and Accomplish More

50 Steps to Excellence
A Checklist for Life Enhancement

21st Century Common Sense
The Bill of No Rights

21st Century Marriage Contract
Want to Remain Friends after Marriage?

Time for You to Use . . .
Got a Second?

What is the Most Important Thing in your Life?
Thank You for Your Time!

Who Signs Your Paycheck?
Do you know?

Household Hints & Cures
For Items You Have Around the House

FIQ: Famous and Interesting Quotes
Collected by Bobby Matherne

Will Rogers: some of his Witty and Humorous Quotes

from Bobby Jeaux's Kitchen

Tidbits of Memory:

Do You Remember When...?
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

What films were in the theaters when you were born?
Films in Theaters during these Years: 1920-1989

Annette & Buster Matherne Remember their Life
Memories of Donner, Westwego, An Oral History .

Through the Sawmill Town of Donner
A Song by Bobby Matherne


Tidbits of Humor:

Rodney "I get NO respect" Dangerfield's Humor Lives ON — Rodney Dangerfield Gags

Humorous Letters — Actual Letters to Dear Abby

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.
T-Shirt Humor

Church Bulletin Inadvertent Humor — Actual Church Announcements

Don't you just HATE IT when someone objects to an innovation of yours by saying, "We've always done it this way!" If you want to call them a horses's rear end, do you know why?
Well, there's an ancient tradition "behind" it.

Don't you just HATE IT when someone ends a groaner with "no pun intended." Okay, you're forewarned.
No Pun Intended

If you're a Guy, you may learn something; if you're a woman, you may get a laugh.
Words Women Use

Dr. Seuss on Computers:
PC Blues and SPAM

A Vocabulary Test
You've heard these words, do you really know what they mean?

Wright On!
Steven Wright lets it all hang out with these humorous tidbits.

Remember Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's famous "Who's on First?" Routine of the old 20th Century? Read what might happen in the 21st Century if Lou calls up Bud at the computer store for help with his office.
"Office for windows?"

Caution: this page limited to people who are at least over 50!
Old Age Jokes

You may have enjoyed one or two of these before, and if so you will enjoy the rest of them, too:
Epigrams for Today

If you're a dog lover, you'll find plenty to smile about in quotations about dogs.
Dog Sense

If you're a Parent or a Grandparent, you'll find plenty to smile about in these precious stories about children.
Parent and Grandparent Stories about Kids

If embarrassment is defined as "secret pleasure", then you'll find some pleasure in these revealed stories.
Embarrassing Moments of Life

One-Liners with Punch-Line in Question
e.g. Did you hear the one about the cannibal who passed the missionary in the jungle?

Qantas and other Airlines Humor
Pilot Reports, Maintenance Responses
Example: Heard on Southwest Airlines just after a very hard landing in Salt Lake City the flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump, and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."

Unable to Find WMD, Smoking Guns, etc?
Stop Smoking Anyway [ersatz error page]

BLONDE JOKES: Stories, Real and Imagined, about Blondes
Blondes Have More Fun

Fun for Lexiophiles (lovers of words)...

Plays on Words e.g. "A backward poet writes inverse."

Words That Should Exist, but don't, up until now. E.g. PEPPIER

Bi-Lingual Problems and English Tips Examples: In Chinese, the Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan "finger-lickin' good" came out as "eat your fingers off." and Avoid alliteration. Always.

What Women Really Want . . .
Ah — To be 12 again!

New Orleans, California, New York, Maine, the South, Colorado, the Midwest, Florida:
You know you live in these places, if . . .

Important Lessons About Life . . .
Things Mama Taught Me

Thought-provoking questions about life and the humor it brings.
Life's Puzzles and Mysteries

Yes, an actual applicant or manager wrote every one of these sentences.
Quotes from Resumes, Cover Letters, and Appraisals

Yes, an actual doctor wrote every one of these sentences.
Quotes from Actual Doctor Reports

Quotes from Well-known Sports Figures for Whom Talking is an Unpaid Sideline Apparently.
Quotes from Actual Sports Figures

Looking for a special Famous or Interesting Quote? Want the exact words? Or the name of who said it? Like this one, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
Click Bobby's Collection of
Treasury of Famous and Interesting Quotes

These appeared in Newspapers and Magazines.
Actual Want Ads

Bonus Material: Famous Quips & Things You'd Like to Say Around the Office, but Can't.
Humorous Sayings

Age-Old Question finally answered in 2003.
"Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?"

Tidbits of Amazing Photos and Tricks:

Exotic Flowers Thanks to Anthony Spatafora for sending this Tidbit along on March 20, 2017.)


EMAIL from Kiki re: Colorful Birds
I thought since you loved photography you'd like these.

Kiki Butgereit


LSU Photos from the Past
Black & White Vintage Shots of Campus with Horseshoe Tiger Stadium, for example. Thanks to Ginger Thiele for sending this link.)

Amazing Fruit and Vegetable Photographs
Chefs Playing with their Food
Thanks to Kiki Butgereit for sending this link.)

Amazing Vintage Photographs
New Orleans, Louisiana
Thanks to Cynthia Waters for sending this link.)

What do you see? Click Here to take a look.

One teacher said, "I felt like they were all moving...but slowly. Kinda like, they were breathing."

The pictures attached are used to test the level of stress a person can handle.
The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress.

Alleged criminals that were tested see them spinning around madly; however, senior citizens and kids often see them standing still.

None of these images are animated - they are perfectly still.

"Cajun Ten Commandments"
God's Top Ten Don't Do Dat List!

"Blond Bemmer"
How can you tell? Read the license plate.

"Active Brain at Work"
[Allow at least ten seconds to get started.]

"Cat Art"
No clowning around either.

"Lovely Ladies Sunbathing"
in Skimpy Bikinis.


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