Ship of Fools

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage CalBRE #01165532
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Ship of Fools

 

Some Random Thoughts on This First Day Of April



Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.

 

Benjamin Franklin

 

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit.

There's no point in being a damn fool about it.

 

W. C. Fields

 

Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.

 

Joey Adams

 

I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items

keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.

 

Alan Coren

 

Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars,

but it won't keep the wise from trying.

 

Harry Anderson

 

When it comes to April Fool’s Day, I don’t usually participate in pranks although two years ago, I did have some fun on ActiveRain with a post you can read here if you like.   I enjoyed reading the comments and I think the idea expressed in my post remains valid but likely not easy to administer. I’m also not one who is looking to add to anyone’s workload.  

 

Now onto a subject that has nothing in particular with the day but kinda ties in with this post title, I’d like to share this from a series of commercials that K-Mart aired a few years ago...I know it’s silly but I got nuthin’ else today....enjoy the day...no foolin’.   

 



Published:  April 1, 2017

 

Image credit:  Can Stock Photo.  Writer and Peasant.  According to the Ship of Fools(fifteenth century), vintage engraved illustration. Magasin Pittoresque(1882).

 

 



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Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Thanks for the quotes.  I remember those Kmart commercials...oh boy.  Ha! Hope you had a great day! -Kasey

Apr 01, 2017 09:29 PM #48
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Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
South County Sacramento, 916 730 4404

Ship my pants.  This girl is laughing.  Hard.

Good quotes too.

Apr 02, 2017 12:41 AM #49
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

My dad and I uses to share April Fools Day jokes... miss that... your post ws good made me smile! thank you ...

Apr 02, 2017 01:14 AM #50
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

By the way....that is a weird ad...

Apr 02, 2017 01:16 AM #51
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Michael-Love the quotes. My dads Mom used to always use that try try again quote but not the second part of it. I remember that K-Mart quote and yes silly is one word for it. After checking your post from 2 yrs ago I remember reading it. Happy Sunday/NO joke

Apr 02, 2017 01:51 AM #52
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Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
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Great post. I enjoyed the quotes. I will commit a few to memory for future reference. Ah, Kmart! LOL

Apr 02, 2017 04:45 AM #53
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Noel Mayer
FAIRMOUNT REALTORS - Montclair, NJ
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Michael Jacobs, I'm a little late, but Happy April Fools Day !!

Apr 02, 2017 04:55 AM #54
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Good quotes for April Fool's day

Apr 02, 2017 05:22 AM #55
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I remember when this first came out.  I laughed so hard.

Apr 02, 2017 06:05 AM #56
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Good quotes and a funny video. Thanks for sharing!

Apr 02, 2017 06:36 AM #57
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Michael, I've never seen this K-Mart commercial. Thanks for sharing and for the laughs.

Apr 02, 2017 10:05 AM #58
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

This was so cute.  I had not seen this before.   Thanks for sharing with us..

Apr 03, 2017 01:00 PM #59
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

thanks for sharing with us - I needed a chuckle this evening! Enjoy the rest of April! 

Apr 03, 2017 06:28 PM #60
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Is the past tense for ship my pants something like I just "Shap my pants" Michael?

Apr 03, 2017 06:43 PM #61
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I love your take on April Fools Day.  Those are all good and brought a smile to my face! Thank you...off to your other post ....My foolish curiosity is up.

Apr 03, 2017 06:58 PM #62
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Well, you shared some quotes I had not heard. I have always liked W.C. Fields' humor.

Apr 04, 2017 04:12 AM #63
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Michael. I enjoyed this and did a lot of nodding as I read it.

Apr 04, 2017 07:45 AM #64
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Michael Jacobs ~ MJ. I always seem to have fun on April 1st, I'm either playing the fool or being fooled. Either way, I don't mind the silliness of it all

Apr 04, 2017 09:20 AM #65
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I loved the video! I don't watch much tv so I missed out on seeing it...very funny!

Apr 06, 2017 03:36 PM #66
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Missed this in April 2017 and thanks for the post and quotes.  I will remember being ready for April fool's Day in 2018/

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