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Mo Hawg - Week 2


Day 1.

   Mo’s Trivia Question for Today: Do you play tennis?  If you do, do you know what the term in tennis is for a straight-set shutout match of 6-0, 6-0, 6-0?
   You don’t know?  Mo knows.
   In tennis, if you ever hear someone refer to a “triple bagel,” you are hearing about a straight-set shutout match!

   Mo’s Oliver Wendell Holmes Wisdom for Today: There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days.  There is no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.

   The last of Earl Ray’s cat riddles: What grade did the cat get on the test?
   The cat got a purrrr-fect score!
   What do cats have that no other animal in the world has?
   Kittens.

Day 2.

   Mo’s Trivia Question for Today: Remember the film Splendor in the Grass?  Do you know that there is a real literary source for the title?  Who was the poet?  What was the name of the poem?
   Don’t know?  Mo knows.
   The poet, William Wordsworth, wrote Ode on Intimations of Immortality.  This poem was the source for the title Splendor of the Grass!

   Mo’s Edward Bulwer-Lytton Wisdom for Today: There is no folly equal to that of throwing away friendship in a world where friendship is so rare.

   John Henry from TyTy said that dogs need equal time in our column.  John Henry sent us a few dog riddles.
   What do you get when you cross a dog with canvas?
   A pup tent.
   What do you get when you cross a dog with a fountain pen?
   Ink spots.
   What do you call a dog who helps you carry hot things?
   An oven mutt.

Day 3.

   Mo’s Trivia Question for Today: Mo wants to know if you know the maximum amount of money you can have and not be able to make change for a dollar?  Think in US coins.
   Don’t know?  Can’t figure it out?  Mo knows…and can!
   OK.  You can have three quarters, four dimes and four pennies…a whole handful of change…but you could not make exact change for a dollar!

   Mo’s Aristotle Wisdom for Today: Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit!

   Thankfully, our last riddle from John Henry in TyTy: What do you get when you cross Lassie with a zinnia?
   A collie-flower.
   Oink!

Day 4.

   Mo’s Trivia Question for Today: Do you use Teflon coated pots and pans?  Mo does at the PigPen in Doerun.  Mo wonders if you have any idea what the chemical name of Teflon is?
   Mo knows it is quite a mouthful. 
   The chemical name for Teflon is “polytetrafluoroethylene.”

   Mo’s Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Wisdom for Today: Give what you have.  To someone it may be better than you dare to think.

   There was a man who was born on the sixth day of the sixth month of 1966, whose lucky number was six.  On his birthday he went to the racetrack and was astonished to see that in the sixth race, scheduled for six o’clock, a horse called Sixth Sense was running; with the odds of 66 to 1.  Rushing to his bank, he was surprised to find $6,666.66 in his bank account. He withdrew the entire amount and dashed back to the races to bet it all on Sixth Sense to win.
   Sixth Sense, obviously, came in sixth.

Day 5.

   Mo’s Trivia Question for Today: What is the epitaph on the grave of favorite cartoon voice Mel Blanc?
   Mo knows.  Do you?
   Mel Blanc’s real epitaph is, and you’ll remember this for sure, “That’s all folks.”

   Mo’s Jeanne Moreau Wisdom for Today: In making dinner for a friend, don’t forget the love.

   Bubba sent us a few more dog riddles.
   What’s better than a talking dog?
   Bubba knows.
   A spelling bee is better than a talking dog.
   Oink.

   Mo’s Wisdom: When temptation knocks, imagination usually answers.


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