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Tis the Season for an E-book

When sending your e-mail well wishes in the weeks leading up to Christmas, why not add an e-book to your merry missive? It is easy and inexpensive to attach a By George publication to your electronic greeting. We have seven e-book publications available as PDF files and offer on-line payment through PayPal. For as little as a toonie, or as much as your Starbucks’ double-whipped cream specialty coffee, here are the gifts you can pull off the By George e-bookshelf. ORDER ONLINE: Our E-Bookshelf Say “Merry Christmas, the best of the season…” with: A Day in the Life of Man…

An unemployable bloke’s lament

This punny story is found in our very own By George Treasury:   My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned . . . couldn’t concentrate.  Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn’t hack it, so they gave me the axe.  After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn’t suited for it, mainly because it was a so-so job.  Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was too exhausting.  Then I tried to be a chef, figured it would add a…

Your Checklist for Effective Meetings

Through this week, the By George Journal has posted some helpful tips on how to make the meetings you attend more effective, more relevant to your work and/or interests. We start this feature by providing you with a useful checklist (this advice has been taken from the By George Treasury). We trust these tips will make for more efficient and productive meetings in the future. We suggest you clip and save this checklist for effective meetings! Have an agenda and circulate it prior to the meeting. Ensure the agenda expresses the objective of the meeting. Invite the correct people at the…

Our e-bookshelf

Check out our e-bookshelf for the seven e-books available as PDF files for your reading enjoyment. Visit our e-bookshelf to get your By George writing today.   By George Journal E-bookshelf   We offer on-line payment through PayPal. (Once your order is complete, you will receive an e-mail containing your e-book.) For less than the price of your Starbucks morning coffee, you can pull from the By George e-bookshelf: Becoming Better Communicators Keep Them Laughing 1001 Quotes on Politics, Elections, Democracy and Government Our 1000 FAV Quotes A Day in the Life of Man – Sustenance for the Soul The…

Great One-Liners

My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God and I didn’t! I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it. I Work Hard Because Millions On Welfare Depend on Me! I used to have a handle on life, but it broke. Don’t take life too seriously; no one gets out alive. You’re just jealous because the voices only talk to me. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. Earth is the insane asylum for the universe. Quoting one is plagiarism; quoting many is research. I’m not a complete idiot — some…

25 FAV quotes of William James

Here are 25 of our favourite bons mots of William James. . A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state. Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. If you care enough for a result, you…

Our lost politicians

As our politicians are about to escape Ottawa to break for the summer, By George offers this gem:    A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, “Excuse me. Can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.” The woman below said, “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You’re between 40 and 41degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”…

The Talking Dog

     The following amusing story    can be found in our publication    By George Treasury.     . A guy is driving around the back woods of northern Ontario and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ‘Talking Dog For Sale.’ He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there. “You talk?” he asks. “Yep,” the Lab replies. After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk,…

The By George Treasury e-books

Our By George scribes have a treasure trove of material – available in two e-books.   The By George Treasury is a resourceful and fun compilation that has been selected from the more than one thousand articles from more than a decade of our writings. We have looked back to gather lists of some of the most remarkable quotations, classic wordplay, puns and quizzes, editorials, the best of the humour over the years, and the 15-most popular feature articles to have appeared in the publication. From the initial editorial found in the very first edition, through to the slew of…

By George Treasury II – a potpourri

  As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, earlier this year released our second compilation – the By George Treasury ~ Book II – which spans five years of By George Journal postings from 2009 through 2013. The book offers a potpourri of information on effective communication to help at your workplace and with your social affairs. And so, page after page, you will find useful and interesting materials you will want to share at work or with your friends. The front piece states that the treasury edition “marks another milestone for us as active advocates and wordsmiths of an…