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Tuesday Bits

A Monday snow in Richmond caused us to close the office half day. Still, it’s great to always have good tech support available!

tech support

 

Our DID YOU KNOW for today brings us a bit of Hollywood trivia. In the movie Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise’s character (Lieutenant Dan) tells Tom Hank’s character (Forrest Gump) that he will not work with him on a shrimp boat. In fact, he further states that the day Forrest Gump is captain of a shrimp boat is the day that he would become an astronaut. The following year, Sinise and Hanks appeared together in a movie as astronauts in Apollo 13.

This and That on Friday

Sometimes it’s nice to reach for the notebook, give it a good shake… and see what comes out for a Friday blog.

a puppy laugh

Life is about choices. During a time of career slump, John Travolta turned down the part of playing the lovable Forrest Gump, a role that won Tom Hanks his second Best Actor Oscar.

From the history books is one of those rumored stories about President Lincoln’s well-known difficulties in finding a competent general to lead the Union armies during the Civil War.  One General was roundly criticized by many and was ultimately hired, fired, and then rehired when his successors proved just as bad (General McClellan).

When Lincloln was asked why he didn’t just fire McClellan once and for all, Honest Abe replied with a question  “And replace him with whom?”  “Anybody.” came the reply. “That’s just it,” said Mr. Lincoln, “I can’t have ANYBODY. I have to have SOMEBODY”

And for pic o’ day, I really can’t tell if I am more distracted by the computer, a boxer at a desk, or the fact that someone is distracting hm from his work.

old computer

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