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Monday, August 22, 2011

not fade away


In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel.
Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.

“We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.” — John Steinbeck
“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” — Will Rogers
“Where is the Life we have lost in living?” — T.S. Eliot
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14 comments:

Roy said...

Ahhhhhhh! It's always nice to hear Buddy again.

Brian Miller said...

kinda resonating with you a bit today...nice quotes...and great song...

Martin said...

There's a reflective streak running through blogland just now. Nice clip.

Zuzana said...

Love the quotes, particularly the Steinbeck quote. So descriptive of the restlessness of the humankind.;))
Hope you had a nice weekend Tony,
xoxo

Akelamalu said...

Great quotes and music Tony!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

True!

Majid Ali said...

Please help me for Christ sake

tony said...

Hi Majid.You Have A Great Blog.I have added you to my list.Regards,Tony.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I love the quote inside the illustration. Yes, make it a good one. Your own seems fascinating, Tony. Love this collage style blog of yours. Very unique.

Alan Burnett said...

Having recently strained my leg by playing crown green bowling, I am thinking of looking for a suitable barrel to take on Niagara Falls with. However every time I find a suitable barrel I realise I need to drink it dry and that somehow gets in the way of my trip to Niagara.

Kurt said...

I quit my job and now I have plenty of free time to worry about what I'm going to do for money,

tony said...

Welcome Back Kurt.

Xmichra said...

I <3 this post! It's so true (and a great song!)

Joanne Casey said...

the question is...was he standing at the edge of Niagra when he slipped on the orange peel?