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Winter Mirror

Will this Eagle face seven years of bad luck if it breaks the mirror?

Winter Mirror thanks to Wayne Nowazek

It is said that when you break a mirror, your cosmic penance is to endure seven years of bad luck, unless you can find a way to counteract the negative effects. The origin of the 'break a mirror, face seven years of bad luck' superstition can be traced back to the Romans, who were the first to create glass mirrors. The Romans, along with the Greek, Chinese, African and Indian cultures, believed that a mirror had the power to confiscate part of the user's soul. If the user's reflected image became distorted in any way, this could mean a corruption of his or her soul.

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A married man is a caged bird. - Spanish Proverb

I want to paint the way a bird sings. - Claude Monet

The freedom of birds is an insult to me. - Cormac McCarthy

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. - English Proverb

Heavenly bodies are nests of invisible birds. - Dejan Stojanovic

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. - William Blake

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. - Jawaharlal Nehru

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. - Salvador Dali

Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror. - Byrd Baggett

I look in the mirror through the eyes of the child that was me. - Judy Collins

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp. - John Berry

If the Eagle Scouts had some sort of Sith equivalent, Marcone was it. - Jim Butcher

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. - Steven Wright

That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart. - Kristin Hannah

If you can't see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror. - Shane Koyczan

Though what bird in the best of circumstances does not look a little stricken? - Lorrie Moore

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. - George Bernard Shaw

Life is a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you. - Wally Amos

No one is more liable to make mistakes than the man who acts only on reflection. - Vauvenargues

I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars... the rest I squandered. - George Best

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song. - Lou Holtz

At the sum of all fears, the only thing that is painted... is a reflection of you. - Lionel Suggs

I'm paranoid about everything. On my stationary bike I have a rearview mirror. - Richard Lewis

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. - Muhammad Ali

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. - Lanston Hughes

I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous. - Ani DiFranco

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five. - Steven Wright

My husband, Fang, is so dumb I once said, "There's a dead bird." He looked up. - Phyllis Diller

Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind. Listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody. - Eubie Blake

I have a Rubik's Cube for a rearview mirror, because the past is the only time puzzle I can solve. - Jarod Kintz

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. - Franklin D Roosevelt

Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works. - Alma Gluck

The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. - J.M. Barrie

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. - Hal Borland

You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may come from different species but as long as you're a bird, I'm a bird too. - Glad Munaiseche

It's a good thing we have gravity or else when birds died they'd just stay right up there. Hunters would be all confused. - Steven Wright

A male frigate bird blows up a wild red pouch on his neck. He can keep it puffed up for hours. It is his way of impressing the girls. - Julie Murphy

If I were a flower,
humming bird would be my favourite bee
And If I were blind,
the light of darkness I'd love to see - Munia Khan

The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our destruction. - Aesop


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