Pointing out the obvious

Published 2:39 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2009

We all have them from time to time…those thoughts from deep within our minds.

From the obvious to the oblivious, those “Deep Thoughts” leave you, as well as those you share them with, scratching your head in disbelief….as in saying, “now why didn’t I think of that.

I share with you now a few “Deep Thoughts” – as passed along to me by “Mr. Obvious” himself, Bobby Eure, as well as a few from a new book – “Mountain Man Insights” – written by Henry Kranz (aka “Honest Henry”) and available for purchase by visiting www.mountainmaninsights.org.

I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don’t know what to feed it.

I had amnesia once – or twice.

I went to San Francisco . I found someone’s heart. Now what?

Protons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.

If the world were a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

What is a “free” gift? Aren’t all gifts free?

They told me I was gullible and I believed them.

Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and when he grows up he’ll never be able to merge his car onto the freeway.

Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.

One nice thing about egotists: they don’t talk about other people.

My weight is perfect for my height — which varies

I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure.

The cost of living hasn’t affected its popularity.

How can there be self-help “groups”?

If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?

Show me a man with both feet firmly on the ground and I’ll show you a man who can’t get his pants off.

Is it me or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?

The package sells the product. The product sells the next one.

Man was created in a spiritual sense…then he discovered money.

There are no noble wars…only noble warriors.

The rich are regular people with too much money.

The greater the disorganization, the more people it takes to get nothing done.

Performance beats promises.

Bureaucracy turns inspiration into regulation.

Have the courage of your convictions…be powerfully wrong!

Economists accurately forecast what happened yesterday.

When the world doesn’t work, we pass a law. When the law doesn’t work, we pass some more.

Healthcare debate: America has the world’s most costly sick people.

Politicians’ solutions become our problems.

Only fools play games without rules.

Life is subject to change without notice.

Cal Bryant is Editor of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald and Gates County Index. He can be reached at cal.bryant@r-cnews.com or at 252-332-7207.