Friday, 3 June 2011

old age at its best?

Here is old age at its best    

 Eddie and Don, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the pigeons, watch the squirrels and discuss world problems.. 


One day Eddie didn't show up. Don didn't think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something.. But after Eddie hadn't shown up for a week or so, Don really got worried. However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Don didn't know where Eddie lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him. 


A month had passed, and Don figured he had seen the last of Eddie, but one day, Don approached the park and-- lo and behold!--there sat Eddie! Don was very excited and happy to see him and told him so. Then he said, 'For crying out loud Eddie, what in the world happened to you?' 


Eddie replied, 'I have been in jail.' 


'Jail!' cried Don. What in the world for?' 


'Well,' Eddie said, 'you know Sue, that cute little blonde waitress at the coffee shop where I sometimes go?' 


'Yeah,' said Don, 'I remember her. What about her? 


'Well, one day she filed rape charges against me; and, at 89 years old, I was so proud that when I got into court, I pled 'guilty'. 


'The damn judge gave me 30 days for perjury.' 

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

old cit(es) of jerusalem

they have re-opened some of the underground tunnels underneath the city of jerusalem. definitely worth exploring. click on the photo in the centre of the page in the link to see a photoslide show.


JERUSALEM – Underneath the crowded alleys and holy sites of old Jerusalem, hundreds of people are snaking at any given moment through tunnels, vaulted medieval chambers and Roman sewers in a rapidly expanding subterranean city invisible from the streets above.
At street level, the walled Old City is an energetic and fractious enclave with a physical landscape that is predominantly Islamic and a population that is mainly Arab.
Underground Jerusalem is different: Here the noise recedes, the fierce Middle Eastern sun disappears, and light comes from fluorescent bulbs. There is a smell of earth and mildew, and the geography recalls a Jewish city that existed 2,000 years ago.
Archaeological digs under the disputed Old City are a matter of immense sensitivity. For Israel, the tunnels are proof of the depth of Jewish roots here, and this has made the tunnels one of Jerusalem's main tourist draws: The number of visitors, mostly Jews and Christians, has risen dramatically in recent years to more than a million visitors in 2010...