Thursday, April 3, 2008

Friday 55.....

Nikola Tesla, whose name ranks with Edison and Marconi as one of the greats in the history of electricity. Studied birds in the local woods, and then jumped from the roof of the family barn clutching an umbrella...convinced he could fly!
This line of research was abandoned after he spent six weeks in traction!!
Hi everybody, It just goes to show that no matter how smart you are, you can still do stupid shit!
I hope you all have a wonderful and productive week-end!!
If you or someone you know has written a Flash 55, please let me know, I will read, enjoy, comment, and leave!!!


javajazz said...

...and no matter
how stupid you are,
you can still do
smart shit.

lime said...

wow, he was very nearly a candidate for the darwin awards! i never would have imagined!

terrific 55, educational and funny!

Serena said...

It just goes to show that no matter how smart you are, you can still do stupid shit!

Boy, ain't that the truth!:D Makes for a great 55, though.

snowelf said...

What Javajazz said!! I am seriously laughing out loud here!!

Love it G-man!!


Cha Cha said...

What a birdbrain.

I'm so funny.

Mona said...

Unless you do something stupid, you will never learn what being smart is about!

G MAN!!!!!



WaaaaaaHHHHH I wanna see Mrs G !!!!!

Galen, who don't you post us your wedding picture?

I wanna see You and Mrs G getting married!!!

Akelamalu said...

I love it! Informative and funny all at the same time. Fabulous 55

Mine's up.

James Goodman said...

That was a great 55, Galen. And a life lesson to boot. :D

buffalodick said...

I read somewhere shannigans were pulled to give Tesla the shaft on a patent, or something like that- which resulted in him not getting the fame or fortune he might have had...

James Goodman said...

Oh, and mine's up! :D

Breazy said...

If you like reading this type of thing then you should know that James Goodman does a Darwin Award post every Wednesday...they are great!

Great 55! Have a beautiful weekend!

Cha Cha said...


I think I've seen them.

Yeah, I did.

With Motley Crue, Joe Satriani, Bonham, and Johnny Crash at Alpine Valley at a metal festival. Around 1990, maybe.

GREAT show.

We took my little brother.

He was, like, 11 at the time.

He ditched us to go and hang-out with the guys from Sweet Cybil.

At 11.

They filmed the vid for 'Same Old Situation' at that show, the Crue.

And now Tommy Lee is on a reality show with Ludacris.

I like Luda.

Tomorrow is Saturday.

But, today is Friday and my 55 is now up.

Just for you, Gayland.

Cos you always ask so nicely.


barman said...

You just don't hear of many people like that these days. It is kind of like dyeing out. Then again it sounds like Tesla came close too. Nice 55 G. I am up, better late then never.

GAB said...

Yeah like when my dad took our slide off the ladder half then built a big ramp from the ladder half and we climbed to the top of ladder then put on skis and ski down the ramp half? It was fun to a point but man if you fell off the top it was a long way down and your ribs hurt for like a week or better! lol Good one hun thanks HUGS have a good weekend.

S said...

What a dumh ass. I guess someone had to try it!

Thanks for being the man, Gman. I havent done a 55, I have some real life issues .....

javajazz said...

ya, i want to see Mrs. Galen
without a burqa too...
(why, is that what
she normally wears??)
and ya, i wanna see
you and Mrs. Galen
getting married too!
come on G-manster!

Charles said...

" matter how smart you are, you can still do stupid shit!"
Aint that the truth. I'll get one up later this evening.

Melissa Russell said...

Hey Biker Dude, I participated this week.

Have a great weekend, enjoy Borders, don't forget to drink a nice strong coffee for me.


Evalinn said...

Happy Weekend, G-man!

Ed said...

Isn't Tesla the real inventor behind Edison? Isn't Tesla a rock band from Iceland or something? Isn't stupid is as stupid does? Don't you love comments that are all questions?

LA Nickers said...

Intriguing AND informative!

Thanks for the instructions. My first-ever "FRIDAY 55" is up - at THE MANE POINT.


That was fun! Can I play again next week? ;-)

Nickers and Ink

Donnetta said...

Yep, you can have an incredible IQ and be incredibly stupid!

I wrote a Flash 55 on the post prior to the piece I wrote about my mom. If you get a chance, come on over and read it. It's called "Hues." I may do another. Fun.


Donnetta said...

Okay, G-man: I did another 55. Didn't quite get it in there for Friday--Saturday morning. Will do better next time. This one is called

Jo said...

Very nice one, G Man!

Cha Cha said...

Happy Gayland Sunday!!


Akelamalu said...

Galen I passed on your message to Queenie today, and she asked it I would comment on your blog to say that she misses you and everyone else and will be back blogging as soon as her Mum is feeling better.

ann said...

playing catch up again...

your son is cute... does he have all the girls queueing at his door

this 55 was clever, but the previous one about the passion of blogging waning was spot on! ab brill

hope the weekend's being good to you

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

G-Man said...

Thank you one and all for stopping by and commenting.
See you next week!!!