During the Cold War, a bartender at the Hilton Caribe Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, broke the ice for the world’s first Piña Colada, and a quartet of Puerto Rico’s pro-independence hot-heads opened fire on the U.S. Capital.
“The biggest gunfight in Secret Service History was over in 40 seconds. A total of twenty-seven shots had been fired.”
“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” ―Walt Disney
It’s magic, how wearing a mask lets people think they are invulnerable as cartoon characters in a fantasy world sponsored by cheese.
“When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.”
If we were only as smart as our phone, we’d be slim as a supermodel’s thesis.
“There are so many different kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst.“
“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” ―John F. Kennedy
Without candlepower, night is colorless. Only in the light of a flame, flaring within from near or far, are colors striking.
“The whole point is to live life and be – to use all the colors in the crayon box.”
Even without the Japanese sound effects, a 17th-century haiku named for an amphibian, makes a big splash.
Old pond! / a frog jumps in / water’s sound
―Frog haiku by Matsuo Bashō; English translation by Robert Aitken
Today’s lesson: The intellect is a classroom and wisdom a playroom.
“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.”
―Joseph Chilton Pearce
“If there is one place in the world people will want to come back to when they can travel again I honestly believe it will be Venice.” ―Mauro Tochi, Gondolier
Unlocking the sea gate, we slide into the lagoon of a hundred islands.
“…to slip beneath the surface and soar along the silent bottom of the sea agile and shining in water honeycombed with light.”
A good laugh splits your sides and face. So your guts and brains fall out.
“Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.”
―Edward de Bono