Ship of Fools

Reblogger Marte Cliff
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Michael Jacobs brings us some good fun - and some great quotes in this April Fool's Day post.

I'm one of those souls who always wishes I'd think up something funny to pull on someone today - but never do.

Meanwhile, all you have to do to prove Benjamin Franklin correct is turn on the TV news... Lots and lots of fools doing exactly as he said... They need to give it a break and get on with doing something constructive.

Original content by Michael Jacobs CalBRE #01165532

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 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).



Ship of Fools


Michael Jacobs

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

San Marino, California 91108

Cellular:  818.516.4393

Office:  626.685.5246

Office Fax:  626.568.9507




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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Marte what an awesome re-blog how did I miss this post from our friend Michael Jacobs  I am heading over there right now...Endre

Apr 01, 2017 09:13 PM #1
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Marte, thanks for the reblog.  These are funny quotes and I thank Michael for the laughs as I read them.

Apr 01, 2017 09:15 PM #2
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Thanks for reblogging this.  I'll head to his page to comment.  My 6 year old kept telling me little "fibs" all day like "mom, there is a snake behind you.  April Fool!" She got such a kick out of her little "pranks."  All in good fun. -Kasey

Apr 01, 2017 09:27 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

This one a good choice for a reblog, Marte!  I had read Michael's original post, and found some really good quotes.

Apr 02, 2017 03:10 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Marte -- thank you for the reblog of my post.  With some basic observation skills, I think the opportunity to find some foolishness is pretty easy each and every day.   

Apr 02, 2017 06:24 AM #5
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Marte thanks for bringing this post to our attention. I, too, always wish I had the imagination to come up with a good prank. It never happens. lol

Apr 02, 2017 10:43 AM #6
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Marte - fun reblog!  I was off yesterday and missed Michaels post. Laughing my butt off at the ship my pants video!!

Apr 02, 2017 01:17 PM #7
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