Wednesday, February 22, 2006

"when in doubt, always take the"

My brother and I were in a pretty noisy casino a few weeks ago and we were having a political conversation. I yelled to him, "When in doubt, always take the moral high ground!" What he heard, however, was" When in doubt, always take the Merle Haggard!" We laughed about that for quite a while.

Then I got thinking that Americans get a lot of use out of the phrase, "when in doubt, always take." I wanted to find out what other sage advice was out there, so I did a Google search of the phrase. And, here's what I got. It's completely out of context to you, but you may find it interesting none the less.

(I put them in the order of my favorites on top.)
Cheers!

When in doubt always take the Major Wound. [ed. Instead of what???]
when in doubt always take the single atom. [ed. As opposed to ...?]
when in doubt, always take the dog.
when IN doubt ALWAYS take the dog/pup.
When in doubt, always take the red pill.
When in doubt always take the pump and a bottle.
when in doubt always take The word of terrorist scum.
When in doubt, always take the high one. [ed. As opposed to the skinny one, or the cute one?]
When in doubt, always take the other side of the NYT’s (New York Times') predictions.
When in doubt, always take the high road.
When in doubt, always take the Rover tours.
When in doubt, always take the vendor’s.
When in doubt, always take the safest course.
When in doubt, always take the time to check out the charity involved.
When in doubt, always take the safest course of action.
when in doubt, always take the left fork.
When in doubt, always take the moral high ground. (From the San Diego State University Badminton Team Member Contract)
When in doubt, always take the centerline.
When in doubt, always take the player on the better team.
When in doubt, always take the safest course of action.
when in doubt, always take the time to look something up.
When in doubt, always take the more formal approach, so as not to offend the elected official.
when in doubt, always take the team with the best player.
When in doubt, always take the middle infielder over the corner outfielder.
When in doubt, always take the high road.
When in doubt, always take the bigger creature over the smaller.
when in doubt always take the Path of least Resistance.
when in doubt always take the expensive option.
When in doubt, always take the head coach that runs the cleaner football program.
When in doubt, always take the paint code located under the seat to your dealer for comparison.
When in doubt, always take the offensive.
When in doubt, always take the common sense approach.
when in doubt always take the middle road.
When in doubt, always take the offensive.
when in doubt, always take the side of life.
When in doubt, always take the side of your gender.
When in doubt always take the safe side.
When in doubt, always take the vehicle to a mechanic that you trust for a thorough inspection.
when in doubt, always take the points.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Flightline Survival Recipes
Recipe #1
Crew Chief Mocha

You’re working the graveyard shift and your plane isn’t due in until 3:30 AM. How do you stay awake when that 2:30 AM lull hits you? Head on down to the 24 hour cafeteria in the terminal and make yourself up some of this brew. It’ll get you through.

Ingredients:
16 oz coffee that’s been sitting on the burner at least two hours.
1 to 2 packets of powdered hot cocoa mix (marshmallows optional)

Directions:
Choose the big size cup. Pour in the coffee. Add the hot cocoa mix. Stir to blend. Add more coffee or cocoa mix to taste. Convince the cashier that it’s only hot cocoa so she doesn’t charge you for both. Enjoy!

Recipe by: Joe Toup