Tuesday, January 31, 2012


It was only an experiment.
I should have planned it a little better.
The result is the original post is collecting lots more pageviews... not the goal or what was expected.

On another note... musical, that is... here's a free listen from NPR.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Here's another

I certainly hope nobody thinks I'm editorializing?

I just think some of these are pretty damn funny.

I might start editorializing if someone comes up with a candidate I can get behind.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Anniversay

this repost originally appeared two years ago today. It still receives more than ten pageviews each week. I have updated it just a little for today's entry.

What is the difference between a brown noser and a shithead?

Depth Perception

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ya coulda heard a pin drop

At a time when our Current President and other politicians tend to apologize for our country's prior actions, here's a refresher on how some of our former patriots handled negative comments about our country.

These stories are good reminders of how proud and thankful we should always be as Americans:

JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60's when DeGaule decided to pull out of NATO. DeGaule said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded, "Does that include those who are buried here?"

DeGaule did not respond.

You could have heard a pin drop.

When in England, at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of 'empire building' by George Bush.

He answered by saying, "Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."

You could have heard a pin drop.

There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying, "Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intend to do, bomb them?"

A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: "Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?"

You could have heard a pin drop.

A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S. , English, Canadian, Australian and French Navys. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?"

Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."

You could have heard a pin drop.


Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."

The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."

"Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !"

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to."

You could have heard a pin drop.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

As good as any

Here is one of the more reasonable explanations for why San Francisco did not win on Sunday.

This has nothing to do with the previous entry

read about it here (a better idea is to forget reading about it and let your imagination rule)

There should be some kinda rule that the NBA and NHL play on alternate days. It's not so much I'm a fan as it's the pits when nothing else on the tube interests me and I can't even watch one of the NorCal teams.

Okay for those who asked about the post yesterday... I'm bringing it back

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

American Idol?

The most popular post on this blog is almost two years old. It still gets as many views in a week as all of the others combined.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Two women were playing golf. One teed off and watched in horror as her ball
headed directly toward a foursome of men playing the next hole.

The ball hit one of the men. He immediately clasped his hands together at
his groin, fell to the ground and proceeded to roll around in agony.

The woman rushed down to the man, and immediately began to apologize.
"Please allow me to help. I'm a Physical Therapist and I know I could
relieve your pain if you'd allow me," she told him.

"Oh, no, I'll be all right. I'll be fine in a few minutes," the man replied.
He was in obvious agony, lying in the fetal position, still clasping his
hands there at his groin.

At her persistence, however, he finally allowed her to help. She gently took
his hands away and laid them to the side, loosened his pants and put her
hands inside.

She administered tender and artful massage for several long moments and
asked, "How does that feel?"

"Feels great," he replied "but I still think my thumb's broken."


Monday, January 23, 2012

It's only partly my fault

So... while blogsurfing this morning I ran across a post about change.
Not personal change, the loose change in your pocket, climate change or environmental change ...wait! It is kinda about environmental change, but more like about attitude change, or maybe how it doesn't change fast enough.

Anyhow, the other blogger was posting about how her community is reacting to changes (not well, frankly). That almost immediately struck a chord with me.

I moved from a much larger metro-type area of run-on communities to rural Northern California about 40 years ago. At the time the local population was about 18,000 souls. The entire market area was maybe 90,000 - 125,000. (today there are 90,000 in the city, which makes it larger than the city from where I moved) . There were two things that struck me when I moved here:
  1. Most of the newcomers wanted to shut off the flow of folks into the area
  2. They also wanted to change how things were done to how it's done where they came from
About the only change that has really occurred here is the major industrial base in the area has almost entirely disappeared. But the locals, for the most part, had nothing to do with the disappearance of the big mills (lumber and paper). The largest employers now are government (federal, state, and local) and two hospitals (there used to be three, but the county hospital couldn't manage on the funds it received because folks with insurance went to the other two).

Anyhow, things have changed dramatically and just about anyone who's been here for five or more years doesn't like those changes because they don't meet anyone's expectations. Many of us moved here to get away from traffic, chain stores and all the things one sees in just about every suburban community...

...and it turns out we brought them with us along with additional challenges

If I were younger, I might move to New Mexico

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sensitive Hubby

who makes this stuff up?

A man is sitting at home alone when he hears a knock on the front
door. He opens it to find two sheriff's deputies there. He asks if
there is a problem.

One of the deputies asks if he is married.

He says, "Yes, I am."

The deputy then asks if he could see a picture of the man's wife.

The guy says, "Sure," and gets a photo to show them.

The deputy says, "I'm very sorry, sir. But it looks like your wife's
been hit by a truck."

The guy replies, "Yeah I know, but she has a great personality and
is an excellent cook."

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

I got this in an email today

I'm passing along the inarguable (IMHO) parts:

I have never heard this said as simply or as well.

Class war at its best.

The folks who are getting the free stuff don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

And, the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop.

And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

Now... the people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So... the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.

...there was more but it wasn't as interesting because it was just plain common sense for those who understood the first part ...and it wreaked of politics

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I hate when I forget to write a title

Why the U.S. credit rating was downgraded:

• U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
• Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
• New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
• National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
• Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:
• Annual family income: $21,700
• Money the family spent: $38,200
• New debt on the credit card: $16,500
• Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
• Total budget cuts: $385
Got it?

Here's another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

Let's say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup
in your neighborhood ....and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

What do you think you should do?

1. Raise the Ceilings, or
2. Pump out the sewage

there's more:


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Norway's answer to Sunny

First thing is a brief explanation. Buck has been known to post videos of Sunny, who waxes philosophically on whatever subject strikes her fancy. I might add that if you find yourself taking her seriously, you should see someone about it.

I came across this earlier today. It kinda reminds me, in a rough sorta way, of Sunny.

Everything is the USA's fault according to anybody from somewhere else.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

DeWalt Nail Gun

A must have in every home in America !
For everyone who would rather not have a gun in the house!
In view of the recent Supreme Court ruling, sales of this new product may skyrocket.
Washington thinks they are going to take away our guns, so check this out. I like it!
NAIL GUNS! AND, you don't even have to REGISTER them or have LICENSES for them!
AND, you don't have to worry about them being CONCEALED!
Just a LOT of good stuff to do with THIS!
Once in awhile something so totally cool comes out that even a guy who doesn't normally even know what he'd like for Father's Day or Christmas would immediately ask for it:

Thank you, DeWalt!!!

New Nail Gun, made by DeWALT
It can drive a 16-D nail through a 2x4 at 200 yards.
This makes construction a breeze, you can sit in your lawn chair and build a fence.
Just get your wife to hold the fence boards in place while you sit back, and relax and when she has the board in the right place, just fire away.
With the hundred round magazine, you can build the fence with a minimum of reloading. After a day of fence building with the new DeWalt Rapid fire nail gun, the wife will not ask you to build or fix anything else, probably, ever again.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lazy person's post

I'm good at it...

Here, read this

okay... here's some more...


Okay, new topic:

A new meaning to the term, "Oh, crap!"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Just for Suldog

Earlier this morning Sully commented that his verification was soredges. Then he said something about funny and I should make a joke.
Well, I gotta admit I was at a loss ...for awhile. Because Blogger came through and gave me some fodder (a cheap reference to the cow post below). While almost making a comment on another blog I came across the following:

I'm thinkin' it (ho sittin') will give someone soredges if they spend too much time at it.

While I'm thinking about it... you should go read Sully's Blog. There's a link somewhere over on the left
Oh... and we crossed over 14,000 pageviews sometime this morning


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Does the NBA season seem a little more exciting this year?
It was last night. I'm not a big fan of the pro game, but will watch if I happen to catch onto something interesting... like what happened last night in Oakland. Golden State was down 17 points in the second half against the Miami Heat and managed to come back to win by five in OT.

I missed the entire Sharks/Wild game

Didja know:
Before settling on the Seven Dwarfs we know today, Disney also considered Chesty, Tubby, Burpy, Deafy, Hickey, Wheezy, and Awful.
I'll probably be bored silly by the end of the NBA and NHL seasons, but that's okay because it will be time for MLB's All-Star Game and only a couple of weeks before the start of the NFL preseason

One more thing -
Blogger seems to have this thing about making some really lame blogs the Blog of Note. Or worse, making some really good blogs targets for spammers


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

This came to the Inbox yesterday

The caption said, "Happy New Year From Texas"

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A day late


Woulda been nice to know about this yesterday

We coulda had a party

Friday, January 6, 2012


A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something

Oh, you mean like you didn't see the elephant in the room?

Some of us are just a little bit slow on the uptake

Thursday, January 5, 2012

(the twelfth day of Christmas)

Found the cards I was supposed to mail on December 6

...though it appears more timely today

cloodism may be the first v-word in the v-word hall of fame

Monday, January 2, 2012

(the ninth day of Christmas)


We said a little prayer asking God to forgive us for laughing...

...and thanking him for the twelve days of Christmas

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Robin gifted me this

...and this, too!

Robyn gifted me this

Apryl presented this one


from Uncle Skip

An award

An award
From A Daft Scots Lass

"...you magnificent ba$tard!"

"...you magnificent ba$tard!"
from Ol' AF Sarge

Put it back where it started!!!

copy this

copy this
stick it anywhere

set things right