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By Harvey Tobkes

This afternoon, while you’re munching that hot dog or hamburger, celebrating Memorial Day, ask yourself if you would be willing to give up your life fighting for freedom somewhere in the world…and then be thankful to all the brave men and women who put their lives in peril protecting us.
To paraphrase Andy Rooney: If only we could find a way to end war so that young men will not have their lives taken from them. We need some new religion to sweep over us or something that changes all the world, and maybe someday that inscrutable force will give us the answer!

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By Harvey Tobkes

I take my daily walk exercise on the boardwalk here in Hollywood, Florida, and I am an admitted girl watcher or more politically correct….a careful observer. So, I ask you, is it just me, or has anyone else noticed, that nowadays many young girls are sporting tattoos all over their bodies but mainly on their backs, butts and arms and ankles. What does this mean? It means in 40 years, we are going to have a hell of a lot of tattooed old ladies running around.

Tattoo on the neckIf that’s not bad enough, how about all those belly rings that are so popular with the younger set. Although unlike tattoos, these adornments have a purpose; they are very useful, just in case the wearer needs an emergency hook up for a tow job.

Tow hook

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  • It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
  • One human hair can support 3kg (6.6 lb).
  • The average man’s penis is three times the length of his thumb.
  • Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
  • A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s.
  • There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
  • Women blink twice as often as men.
  • The average person’s skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
  • Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
  • If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
  • Women reading this will be finished now.
  • Men are still busy checking their thumbs.
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    Jeff Bezos with wife. Bezos is richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $112 billion, according to Forbes’s 2018 Billionaires List


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    By Harvey Tobkes

    I wanted to look well groomed for my upcoming visit to my son in Cape Canaveral, so I called Guido’s Hair Styling Salon, located across from the Diplomat Mall and luckily the receptionist had an open appointment.

    Barber pole

    I gave Guido the standard greeting in Italian, “Como sta?” I sat down in his chair and I told him in plain English… after he finished his expert shearing, I wanted to look 10 years younger. He gave me his standard answer in broken English, “You a better go in da back, we gotta new plastic surgery department there; or you can lie aboud it, whichever makes you happy.”

    Then we started to talk about things most men talk about… sex, what else? Guido told me he was having some erectile dysfunction and Viagra wasn’t helping much. He refers to his male member as “my friend,” and he said in Italian (to keep it confidential), “Il mio amico sta morendo” (my friend is dying). I asked him how he feels about that, and he thought for a couple of seconds and said, “Hey! Better him than me.”


    If he’s in a real good mood he will even sing some light opera. Of course, Figaro, from the Barber of Seville is one of his favorites.

    Let me tell you that Guido is self-educated, clever, witty, entertaining and a very talented guy. I always enjoy our conversation. He told me all about his birthplace, Torino, where the winter Olympics were held. Then he expounded on Italian history and how Hannibal crossed the Alps in 218 B.C., scaring hell out of the Romans by using elephants, similar to tanks we use in modern warfare.

    Most barbers are a little sensitive about receiving specific hair-cutting instructions from a customer, and Franco is no exception, but I wasn’t going to be intimidated as the Romans were, so I told him I want him to do a very light trim. I thought I made it very clear by explaining if somebody were to notice my hair, I would not want them to think I got a haircut recently. I want them to think it was just naturally neat and well groomed.

    So Guido pulled a face and in his best attempt at disguising his rich Italian accent (which I love) he said, “Ey! Tonight when you go home, you gonna tella yo wife how to cooka da pasta? She gonna do what she wants in da kitchen, so you betta keepa quiet and tell her itsa delishes.”

    I got the message and after I stopped laughing, I responded trying to imitate a gravelly, Godfather accent, “Ey Franco, you cut too much hair you gonna sleep with the fishes.” He got the message and gave me a perfect cut. I was so pleased; I asked him if he could take a picture to be able to duplicate his fine styling for next time.

    He mumbled something in Italian and it wasn’t, “Arrivederci.”

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