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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13 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!

Unknown 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?

Lazarus

Or George Galloway..who knows As Promised Don I'm back !  My   abstinence  was not intentional ! So.... pics of the gig at Bury Met will...