Daily Archives: June 14, 2011

My Mother always said

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm”. Colette, Novelist and performer, 1873-1954

My Mother always said – “God looks after fools and drunks” I wonder what she would have said about this drunk man caught on tape.  Click here to see video uploaded by the Sun Newspaper in  the UK.

One has to wonder whether he is really drunk.  Look at the way he falls down those stairs and gets up and continues.

If he was really drunk, I wonder how he felt once he found that this tape had been broadcast to the world.

And fools abound.

Baldwin Street

Baldwin Street, Dunedin

Baldwin Street in Dunedin (in the South Island of New Zealand) is considered to be the steepest street in the world.  In March 2001 a 19-year-old University of Otago student was killed when she and another student attempted to travel down the street inside a wheelie bin. The bin collided with a parked trailer, killing one of the occupants instantly, and causing serious head injuries to the second.

Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel via Wikipedia

And we all know of the antics of this fellow.  “The 433 broken bones he suffered during his career earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the survivor of “most bones broken in a lifetime.” according to our friend Wikipedia.

But were either of these fools looked after by a higher being?  I leave it to you to decide for yourself.

And I know that I have done several foolish things in my life – what’s that you say, only several?  But they have never bordered on the dangerous as the people above have, including the drunk man.

Have you been involved in something foolish that could also have been dangerous?  Please share with us if you dare.

“A fellow who is always declaring that he’s no fool, usually has his suspicions.Wilson Mizner, 1876 – 1933,  American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. .


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