Friday, October 15, 2010

Four Years

I realized that I failed to provide a link in yesterday's post, and that goes against my motto (as written directly above). So today you get two.

Clio (pronounced "Kly-oh") is a city just north of where I live. Clio (pronounced "Klee-oh") is a major award for advertisers. Clio Visualizing History is a website dedicated to showing American History through visual mediums: photographs, quilts, engravings, etc.

I have no idea how they pronounce it.


A young woman, pursuing a graduate degree in art history, had the chance to go to Italy to study the great works of art found there.

She had, however, a grandmother who needed her constant care and since it would be cheaper to take Grandma with her than pay someone else to do it, the two of them packed their bags and headed off to Italy.

At the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, she points out the painting up on the ceiling.

"Look, Grandma. It took Michelangelo a full four years to get that painted!"

"Oh, my," the grandmother replies. "He and I must have had the same landlord."

[Pastor Tim's CleanLaugh]


WEBSITE of the WEEK: Tomorrow is Dictionary Day, so what better website to feature than one of the most authoritative sources in print or on the web: Merriam-Webster at They also feature a Word of the Day and selected words from popular - they call it "trending" - news stories.


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