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Will and Yogi

The Way I See It

April 21, 2013
By John Sheda , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Will Rogers and Yogi Berra. Two great icons of Americana. We're all familiar with these two gentlemen and their verbal antics. "I never met a man I didn't like," from Rogers and "It ain't over till it's over" from Berra are two we're very familiar with, but oh my.....there are so many more. So this week, just sit back and as Bugs Bunny used to say, "Unlax." Oh, and also enjoy a few more of their great sayings.

Here are ten of Will Roger's favorites:

Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Then nobody listens anyway and finally everyone disagrees.

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They are voting to keep a governor in for two years or four. I think a good, honest governor should get four years and the rest of 'em, life.

There are two theories to arguing with a woman--and neither of them works.

My advice. Never pass up an opportunity to shut up.

Income Tax time has made more liars out of the American people than even golf!

There are only three kind of men: Those that learn by reading; a few who learn from observation; and the majority that have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

Age? Heck, eventually we all reach an age when we stop lying about it and actually start bragging about how old we are.

Some people wish to turn back their odometers of life. Not me. I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled a lot of miles, my friend, and some of the roads weren't paved!

Being young is beautiful but being old is much more comfortable.

Not long ago men cursed a lot and beat the ground with sticks. It was called witchcraft. Today, it's called golf.

Here are ten of Yogi's favorites:

You can observe a lot in this world just by watching.

I always try to go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't come to mine.

Slump! Hah, I ain't in no slump. I'm just not hitting the ball.

They paid me in cash which is just as good as money.

Heck, half the lies they've told about me aren't true.

I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left plenty early.

I'm not gonna buy my kid an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school just like I did.

Ya know, it's real tough making predictions, especially about the future.

We just made too many wrong mistakes, (when Yogi was asked why they last the game).

The towels were so thick at that hotel I could hardly close my suitcase.

Now that you've had a good laugh, quiet smirk or even a bit of a chuckle, lets all close our eyes, tap our heels and repeat, "There's no place like spring, there's no place like spring..." It's gotta work, doesn't it?

Let me know at jsheda@indytel.com or call me at 319-327-4640. This is a new number. After a zillion years of having a home telephone, we got rid of our life-line, oops, I mean, land-line phone. And I'm having a lot of trouble giving it up!!! But be blest this week anyway.

 
 

 

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