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    Hellmann's Mayo

    Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery on May 5th in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in
    New York.

    This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

    The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great that they declared a
    National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

    The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko De Mayo.

    And now you know where the name originated!
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    Ooohh, Derek... Stinko de Mayo.

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    This one always cracks me up!!

    What I find really funny, is how many people believe me when I tell this story. I recently decided to try my hand at real estate. Anyone interested in buying a bridge down in Brooklyn, NY?
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    you mean the Verrazano Narrows Bridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walking bird View Post
    Ooohh, Derek... Stinko de Mayo.
    Not to many Cinco De Mayo jokes. I will make it up on Passover. I got a million of those.

    Quote Originally Posted by crazytranes View Post
    I recently decided to try my hand at real estate. Anyone interested in buying a bridge down in Brooklyn, NY?
    Dang...Wish I would have known that a week ago. I just closed on some ocean front property in Arizona.
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    This is not quite a Cinco de Mayo joke, but sort of...

    Move over Cinco de Mayo, there is a new Holiday moving into your neighborhood. Mark your calendars, as this year, 5/4 was officially announced as International Star Wars Day. Fans of the Epic Series celebrated around the globe by donning Jedi robes, growling at each other in their best Chewbacca impressions, and bestowing words of wisdom via quotes from the movies, such as "Do, or Do Not... There is no try" or "Get in there you big hairy oaf, I don't care what you smell." As for why this day was chosen over the 25th of May, which is the anniversary of the theatrical release of the first Star Wars movie, that answer can be found in the most famous of Star Wars quotes - "May the Fourth be with you!"

    Actually, I know people who take this holiday seriously...
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    5/4 is my favorite day of the year. Can you guess who I am.

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    Bump for yearly tradition. Winning!
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    ok,,,that was funny ,,,but im a miricle whip guy

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    Bump for yearly tradition. Winning!
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    Sir, based on your signature I'm not sure if you are a pilot or a lawyer. Ordinance means law, as in a city ordinance (three syllables). Ordnance (two syllables, no i) refers to munitions, as in Explosive ORDNANCE Disposal. Subtle difference in spelling, major difference in definition

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    Quote Originally Posted by usaairforceeod View Post
    Sir, based on your signature I'm not sure if you are a pilot or a lawyer. Ordinance means law, as in a city ordinance (three syllables). Ordnance (two syllables, no i) refers to munitions, as in Explosive ORDNANCE Disposal. Subtle difference in spelling, major difference in definition

    I think he's dropping Congresscritters out of his plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NasalSponge View Post
    2009 to 2011......miss one buddy!!
    Last year I just posted it in a thread and didn't bump or start one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usaairforceeod View Post
    Sir, based on your signature I'm not sure if you are a pilot or a lawyer. Ordinance means law, as in a city ordinance (three syllables). Ordnance (two syllables, no i) refers to munitions, as in Explosive ORDNANCE Disposal. Subtle difference in spelling, major difference in definition
    I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people. People who aren’t special. People who don’t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA. Winning!
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