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December 31, 2014

Pussycat Pit Stop

They all slide into their spots like one of those car stunts.

December 30, 2014

December 29, 2014

The Movie Theater Test

You Are Outgoing and Enthusiastic

You are funny and playful. You bring out the brighter side of things. You are one colorful character.

You tend to go to your friends for advice and opinions. You value what your friends have to say.

You have an optimistic take on life. Things are always a lot better than they seem at first.

Spending time alone makes you a little nostalgic. You tend to think about the past a lot when you're alone. 

December 28, 2014




Seriously, I just saw - for at least the ten thousandth time since I've been online - someone getting angry at someone else for posting in all-caps.  There can be several explanations; they could be posting with their phone and that's the only way they can see it or maybe it's too much trouble to capitalize just the first letter of a sentence or maybe they have vision problems and that's the only way they can see what they're typing (I know several people like that) or...and this has happened to me...they have a faulty keyboard on their computer and it's stuck on Caps Lock.  

The only reason I can think of to legitimately complain about is that perhaps the person simply wants to draw attention to him or her self...but how would you know that, so it's best to just shut the hell up. Maybe they're suicidal and want someone....ANYONE...to listen,  want to feel as though they're not totally worthless and that life really is worth living.  What if your complaining about them typing in all caps drove them over the edge, how would you feel then?

You probably wouldn't give a crap, though, would you?

So, if you have to be so anal and butthurt and waste your time and everyone else's in pointing it out, maybe you have more problems than THE PERSON TYPING IN ALL CAPS!!!!

Surely you can find something better to bitch about - the economy, the environment, the way your favorite team has been playing, which ever party is the opposite of the one you generally vote for...hell, you can whine about this rant for all I care, but good grief, quit complaining about someone typing in all caps.


December 27, 2014

No Words

Sorry, my Word of the Day module has disappeared from the right-hand column.  I went to the website to see if they had discontinued it or changed the code/script used to embed it, but it doesn't look like that's the case.  I used the contact form to ask about it but haven't heard back. (not surprising, since it's the holidays) 

If I can't get it back, then I'll try to find another one.  I really enjoy posting about unusual words or those I've never seen or heard.

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder

I was listening to the Kim Komando radio show (listen here when it's on during the weekends) and she uses a snippet of this song as "bumper music" in between segments.

December 26, 2014

December 24, 2014

O Holy Night - Josh Groban

Set to scenes from The Nativity Story.

Shirley You Believe in Santa!

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

  - Shirley Temple Black

Under The Pressure-The War on Drugs

December 22, 2014

December 21, 2014

How To Wrap Your Cat For Christmas

Showdown - ELO

Since today is the Winter Solstice, I've been seeing all sorts of posts and articles about it.  One I just read said "Today will be the shortest day of the year and tonight is the longest night." and I was blasted with a memory of this ELO song which has that line in it.   I also remember when the song came out...but that was a LONG time ago, so I don't really want to think about that right now.  It's not easy knowing I'm in the winter of my life and all the days from here on will be shorter and all the nights longer.  -sigh-

December 20, 2014

Department Store Santa

From the Photobucket archives:

Ten Things A Department Store Santa Doesn't Want To Hear:

10. "Remember me? I'm the kid with the weak bladder"

9. "You smell like supermarket gin"

8. "The real miracle on 34th Street would be if they accepted my mom's MasterCard"

7. "I want a 2004 Pontiac Aztec"

6. "Oh, by the way, if I don't get an X-Box, I'm gonna hunt you down, old man"

5. "I'm Jewish"

4. "I love you Kenny Rogers"

3. "Frankly I'm just here to humor my parents"

2. "While I'm talking to you, my mom is shoplifting blouses"

1. "Mom says you're my real daddy"


I stayed up last night to see the winning numbers in the Mega Millions lottery;  I didn't even get a single number, but at least the jackpot rolled over and will be $142 million next Tuesday night. (which will be Christmas Eve, so maybe I'll get a fantastic present for the holiday!)

What I did notice was someone hit 5 numbers but didn't get the bonus ball.  That paid a cool million, but I also noticed they didn't opt for the Megaplier which, with the multiplier of X3 would have paid 3 million bucks.

(click for larger view)

Can you imagine how conflicted they must feel after seeing their numbers come up?  On one hand, they won a million dollars, but on the other, since they didn't shell out another buck for the Megaplier, they left two million on the table.

I dunno 'bout them, but I would probably most likely puke when I realized how much money I had lost by not spending two dollars instead of one.   That's why I always play the Megaplier on the Mega Millions, the Powerplay on Powerball and Extra on the Texas Lotto.  I don't always play the lotteries, but just last week I won $12 instead of $4 because I had spent the extra buck and in the past I've won other larger amounts because of it.  No, I haven't even broke even on playing, but I'm not going to regret ever not playing the option of multiplying a lower-tier prize.

Picasso's Full Name

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso

December 19, 2014

Catnip - Simon's Cat

Rudolph is a Girl

Well, maybe, maybe not, but it's a good bet. Male reindeer generally shed their antlers by the first of December while female reindeer usually keep theirs well into January.

I'm convinced it's a girl, because if Rudolph was a boy, he'd probably lose his way and wouldn't stop to ask directions.

December 18, 2014

Scary Downhill Run

A bit of profanity in the caption at the first and last, not too bad. I would have said that and much more if I was the rider.

Be sure and watch to the end, that's when it gets really exciting.

December 17, 2014


I went to reply to a comment under a post and saw this:

I noticed this new - and much better than previous versions - verification process on other Blogger blogs I frequent, but this was the first time I had been required to do it on my own blog.  At first I thought it was just a setting that needed to be changed, but apparently it's not something I CAN change, so I'm sorry for the extra step.

I have required OpenID or a Google account in order to post, but that's just to keep my blood pressure down and not have to delete asshole anonymous comments from anyone who wants to criticize me or something I've posted in here.  I don't intend to be offensive in here and don't think I am, but it IS my blog and if someone wants to curse me out or rebut what few controversial things I've said, then they can get their own damn blog and do it there, not in here.

So, again, I'm sorry for the extra step.  I wish I could change it, but at least it's fairly easy to read and is only 3-4 digits to type in.  Maybe this will keep the spam I get now 'n then to a minimum.

People Are Awesome!

December 15, 2014

Scared of Pineapple

Stella the pit bull doesn't like the pineapple.

I don't like 'em either, Stella.


Got my Christmas decorations up.

What Kind of Ist Are You?

You Are An Existentialist

You may sound like a complicated person, but your life philosophy is quite simple. You stay true to yourself.

You believe that only you are responsible for your own life path and outcome. You are very independent and autonomous.

You think that life is often absurd, but you're okay with that. You will find your meaning where you can.

You accept your limitations and strengths in life. You are constantly looking for new opportunities to grow and learn. 


December 14, 2014

Oops, It's Been Done Again

404 page on zap2it.com. "Oops" seems to be gaining in popularity on these type of pages.  How 'bout "Oops, I'll never visit your website again if you don't fix your broken links!" ?


whippersnapper \ HWIP-er-snap-er, WIP- \ noun

1. an unimportant but offensively presumptuous person, especially a young one.

I knew this word, having read and heard it in countless comedy pieces, always said by some crotchety old man towards kids who are bothering him.  Now that I'M a crotchety old man, it's not something I often use but I certainly understand it. I just want the whippersnappers to stay off my lawn and leave me alone.

December 13, 2014

Slinky Master

I never could get the thing to go down the stairs when I had one.

December 11, 2014


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Jan 27, 1756 - Dec 5, 1791) began composing at the age of five.

He began decomposing shortly after he died.

December 10, 2014

Be My Baby - The Ronettes


philosophaster \ fi-los-uh-FAS-ter, fi-LOS-uh-fas-ter \ noun

1. a person who has only a superficial knowledge of philosophy or who feigns a knowledge he or she does not possess.

There are literally millions of philosophasters on the 'net...I saw posts by a couple dozen just this morning on Facebook. 

Great Ghandi Groaner

From the Photobucket archives:

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and, with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him...

... a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

December 9, 2014

No Sample, Just an Advert

Clicked on a link to get a free sample and got this page from  Centerpoint Media.

No sample, but they still toot their own horn. Not sure why they're bragging.

Tears Trivia

The average person's eyes produce 1.2 gallons of tears a year.

96 Tears - ? and the Mysterians

December 7, 2014

December 4, 2014

A Weak Week

Sorry that I haven't posted anything for the last week, I'm still battling this horrible cold.  It's settled into my lungs and while it's not the medical definition, it felt like I had walking pneumonia.   I finally got my appetite back a few days ago, but I've still felt lethargic and didn't want to do much of anything and to be honest, I still don't.

No promises about posting every day from now on, but just wanted to tell my loyal readers - all four/five of you - that I wasn't dead....although I felt like I was dying.

Mark Twain

The only known video recording of Mark Twain.