The Grab Bag - Slim Pickins

Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

The internet is a less happy place these days - most of my funny people aren't in a mood to make jokes right now, and almost everything is politics. Perhaps understandable, but that's not the Grab Bag's thing, so we had to dig deep for this week's compilation of useless but mildly entertaining nonsense, and we even found something that might be useful to you - we'll get that out of the way first:

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

We're always on the lookout for good free images to use in our blogs, so it's great news that the New York Public Library recently enhanced access to all of the public domain items in its digital collections. There are over 180,000 images available for free download and use. Check it out:

NYPL Digital Collections

The Rise of the Humans

Here's a fascinating brief video from the American Museum of Natural History on the rise of human population over time:


The Night

While not a knee-slapper, this short silly film made me smile, and smiles are good, right?


MR NIGHT HAS A DAY OFF - short film from Ignas Meilunas on Vimeo.

The Funnies

Here's the latest from David Malki at For some reason, this really resonates with me. How about you?


David Malki at


And finally, this is about all we could come up with this week from Weird Twitter:


If you want your dog to take a pill:

1. Get a piece of cheese
2. Eat the cheese for energy
3. Get ready to wrestle your dog

— @mynameisntdave


FYI, you don't have to be a waiter in order to go in a restaurant and wander from table to table asking people, "How's everything tasting"

— @bridger_w



@robwhisman on Twitter

— @robwhisman



@TheBroke Agent on Twitter

— @TheBrokeAgent

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Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525


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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Dick Greenberg  Love this grab bag so many interesting  things to grab at

Nov 20, 2016 01:17 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for your grab bag of suggestions.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 20, 2016 01:52 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Dick --- I like the smiles, thoughts and the occasional smirk your "Grab Bag" post provided me this morning.   

Nov 20, 2016 02:17 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

All good stuff and great to hear about free images. Thanks for the laughs.

Nov 20, 2016 02:46 AM #4
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Dick Greenberg - you make me laugh! Laughter, they say is good medicine. Now that it is after the elections, I think it is safe to say it's okay for all of us to overdose on humor!

Your grab bag posts are hilarious and good for the soul!

Nov 20, 2016 03:48 AM #5
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

LOL...Wondermark hit the nail on the head insofar as corporate life is concerned.  And I loved The Night....because I marvel at those with that kind of creativity and mind.  

Nov 20, 2016 04:17 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You never fail us with laughter and a few good thoughts.  Wishing you a great rest of Sunday.  A

Nov 20, 2016 04:34 AM #7
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

A smile is always a good thing Dick Greenberg and the last week it has been so busy i have not had many

Nov 20, 2016 06:36 AM #8
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dick I am also always looking for new images to use, and did not know the New York Public Library had made all of those images available for public use, so thank you for the link.

Nov 20, 2016 08:32 AM #9
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

The video did make me smile but I had to laugh at the Real Estate Job interview:))Endre

Nov 20, 2016 08:41 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dick- Pickins may have been slim to you but still I loved them.  Call me crazy but I loved that short video.  In fact, I would like to have seen more. 

Nov 20, 2016 09:44 AM #11
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

The human population video is very interestings. The last twitter joke is great. Thanks for sharing. 

Nov 20, 2016 09:53 AM #12
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Dick Greenberg ,  I enjoy your grab bags. They're great!

Nov 20, 2016 11:38 AM #13
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Dick, you always have such interesting stuff to share in your Sunday grab bag. Today's post is full of goodies.

Nov 20, 2016 11:41 AM #14
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Dick, I'm a day late but can always use a laughter, learn something new all thanks to your Grab Bag!

Nov 21, 2016 02:02 AM #15
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Thanks for the grab bag and I will bookmark the link for new images.

Nov 22, 2016 12:21 AM #16
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

You dug well Dick.  Some good chuckles.  Make it a great day.  Mark

Nov 22, 2016 01:48 AM #17
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