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May 30, 2016

It's NOT BBQ Day

It is:

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There Is a Difference

Armed Forces Day (3rd Sat. of May)

For those who currently wear the uniform

Veterans Day (Nov. 11th)

For those who used to wear the uniform

Memorial Day (last Mon. of May)

For those who never made it out of uniform

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May 29, 2016

My Bing Birthday

My sister sent me a card and an Amazon gift card and some of my Facebook friends wished me a Happy Birthday...but only after my sis posted a birthday message. (I don't have my birthday listed) I've also received birthday wishes from various newsletters and a few coupons in the mail from companies such as American Spirit and Black & Mild.  I'm pretty sure tobacco companies aren't concerned about me having MORE birthdays, y'know?

I opened up Bing early this a.m. to finish up this month's searches to get points for my regular $5 Amazon Gift Card, a great prize for reading and searching online, something I'd do for free anyway, and I saw this, pretty cool:


I clicked the "Make a Wish" link and got this:


I hope my wish comes true because I wished I'd win the lottery. I DID win $8 on last night's Powerball drawing, but I'm hopin' for a little more.

A few tens of millions more, actually.

May 28, 2016

May 27, 2016

Caricature of the Day

Who is it?

Do you recognize this star of Caricature Zone?

Give up? View the answer!

HINT: It's (usually) the celeb's birthday.

May 26, 2016

Happy Butt

A teacher asks the new student her name. The girl replies, "Happy Butt."

The teacher says, "I don't think that's your name. You need to go to the principal's office and get this straightened out."

The girl goes to the principal's office and he asks, "What's your name?" The little girl says, "Happy Butt."

The principal calls the girl's mother to get the truth. After getting off the phone, he says, "Honey, your name is Gladys, not Happy Butt."

The girl exclaims, "Glad Ass -- Happy Butt -- what's the difference?"

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May 23, 2016

What's Sexy About Your Name?

You Are Passionate Sexy

You are sexy because you are torrid. You are a fiery lover.

You have an extremely high sex drive. And you don't do much to control it.

You crave variety and excitement. If someone interests you, you'll pursue them... full force.


Your passion is all consuming. There's nothing that can quell your sexual energy.

Sexual freedom is very important to you. You don't like following rules.


You feel that anything between consenting adults should be fair game.

 



Sometimes these quizzes are spot-on and others...well, not so much. I'm not sure about this one.  I'd say some of it is true - and I'll leave you to speculate on just what that is - and some of it would be nothing more than wishful thinking if I said it about myself.

There's one thing, however, that I disagree with and that's the "There's nothing that can quell your sexual energy.".  Oh, I can think of several things, but a "a bucket of cold water" is my first thought. 

How about "You don't like following rules."? Well, there's some rules, the laws of physics...such as standing up in a hammock, y'know what I mean?

Plus, "You are a fiery lover."  What's that mean?  Smoking during AND after?

RHPS Redux

There are some things that should just be left alone.

May 22, 2016

19 Items



The article on MSN caught my eye:  "19 items no man over 40 should wear".  I'd link to it, but for some reason - probably since I stay signed into Bing all the time - it looks like it has my own account particulars in the URL.  I'm sure you can find it if you're that interested, along with hundreds of other, similar articles that are as equally worthless.

Oops, gave away my opinion of the article far too soon.  Here are the 19 things and my own comments under each:

The Parka:  This one is just plain silly.  I'd say the only reason to not wear a parka is if it's in the summer...unless you're in Antarctica, then I'm sure it would be acceptable.

Wide-leg trouser:  I don't get this one.  I don't think I have any trousers that would fit this description, but just exactly how wide is considered "wide"? What if you have wide legs?

The Fanny pack: I can understand this in a way because they look a little silly on just about anyone, no matter their age.  OTOH, there have been times when I wished I had a fanny pack. If I see a 50-yr. old man wearing one, I'm not going to point and laugh.  Maybe he needs one to pack along all his medications he has to take...or maybe it's to keep plenty of condoms on hand because he needs a lot of 'em.  Plus his Viagra.

The Gilet:  I have several of these and love 'em.  They're perfect, along with a sweat top or long-sleeve shirt on cool days that suddenly get colder.  At least your core body temp. can be maintained.  I think they look cool, plus have pockets which are handy when you don't have any in the top you're wearing under it.

The Soccer jersey:  I suppose the equivalent that I could relate to would be a football jersey and while they're probably not the ideal thing to wear to a nice restaurant, there's nothing wrong with wearing them to a party or esp. to a football game.  I would draw the line at having my own name on the back of the jersey or even a player's name, even if he was one of my favorites.

The Bomber jacket:  This is a silly prohibition;  bomber jackets look cool.  Chuck Yeager is over 90 and he still looks great in one.  Then again, he's actually flown bombers, so...I don't have one, but if I did, I'd wear it all the time and only take it off to slap someone who told me I was too old to be wearing it.

The Beanie:  No, not the idiotic ones w/ a propeller on top, but a close fitting sock cap.  I have several and it sometimes gets so cold here that I wear one and put another, larger sock cap on top of it.  I'd rather be ridiculed for being too old to wear one than have my old ears freeze off.

Thongs:  Finally, something I can agree with, but only for me.  I hate those things...the footware, not the skimpy undies young women wear.  Old women probably shouldn't wear those, but more power to 'em if they wanna. Personally, I don't like thongs on anyone's feet, but if they can handle that strap between their big toe and the next, then good for them. 

Speedos:  Again, something I can agree with and I personally don't think they look good on men of ANY age, but that's just me.  Maybe if I was gay.....

Leather trousers:  And again, I agree, but it's more of a comfort thing for me and also because I'm a clutz and slob and often spill things on my clothes. 

Oversized suits:  Well, they're out of style, aren't they?  I dunno.  Don't care, either.

The rock band t-shirt:  Well, I still like rock and roll, but I don't have any band t-shirts.  I'd wear one if someone gave it to me as a present, but I'm not paying 25 bucks to advertise a band that has more money than Carter has liver pills.  (I guess that last bit really tells my age, huh?)

Y-fronts:  I had to go look up the definition.  I think 95% of my underwear fits that style, even the longer leg boxer/briefs I sometimes wear.  I like the support.  I don't own any "tighty-whiteys" as they're sometimes called;  mine are all in various colors, even camouflage.  I have a few boxer undies, but unless my pants are really loose fitting, they bunch up and are uncomfortable.  Why would anyone care what kind of undies I'm wearing, anyway?

Hoodies:  Screw 'em, I like hoodies.  They're nice to wear on a cool day and the ability to put the hood up or down makes it nice, esp. when the cold wind starts blowing down your neck.

Baseball cap: I wear one all the time...well, not to bed, but you'd BETTER wear something on your head here in the Texas Panhandle.  During the winter, they keep your head warmer than nothing at all and in summer, they keep the sun from frying your brain.  I wear 'em in the house sometimes;  that way if someone comes to the door and I want to let them in, I tell them I just got home and if I DON'T want to let them in, I tell 'em I'm just going out.  (learned that from an Andy Capp comic strip, BTW)

Skinny jeans:  If you're skinny, then wouldn't your jeans be skinny too?  I hate tight jeans, so I don't wear 'em.

White trainers:  White TENNIS shoes, as I call 'em.  I have a pair, but when they started getting stained, I started using them for yard work or the like.  I'll buy another pair someday and for now, keep on wearing my brown and black pairs.  I'd like to have more colors, too.

The leisure suit:  From the example shown, I wouldn't be caught dead in one, not now or when I was 20 yrs. old.  I DO wear sweats a lot and screw anyone who thinks I'm too old to wear them....I'm too old to care what they think.

The novelty tie:  Ehh....not much on ties, but if someone wanted to wear a funny one to work as a nod to Casual Fridays in the office, then fine by me. I wouldn't wear one with kittens or copulating couples, but wearing a red tie with Christmas trees during the holiday season or a green one with shamrocks for St. Patty's?  Lighten up, sheesh.

May 21, 2016

Maybellene - Chuck Berry

On this day in history: A part-time construction worker visits the studios of Chess Records and cuts his first record, a souped-up version of a traditional fiddle tune given new lyrics, a new title, and an unforgettable guitar riff. A smash crossover hit, ‘Maybellene’ will make Chuck Berry an overnight sensation and lead Rolling Stone magazine to later write, “Rock & Roll guitar starts here.”

May 9, 2016

Magnets and Marbles!

One of the best 4 minutes and 4 seconds I've ever spent watching a video! Absolutely mesmerizing.

With Plenty of Lead


You Are a Pencil



You are a flexible, easy going person. You go with the flow, and you don't mind making a few mistakes along the way.

You don't like paying attention to details, and you feel constricted by rules.

You are a free spirit. You wouldn't want to predict the future even if you could.

You love that life is full of surprises. In fact, you surprise yourself every day.

May 8, 2016

Music from Film


Music from Film helps you identify music from movies and TV shows by explaining what was on screen when the songs were playing.

There are plenty of websites on the internet listing the songs that feature in TV shows and movies. But if there's a choice of many you still won't know which is the one you want.

You could try asking on message boards, searching the lyrics on Google, listening to loads of songs on iTunes, etc, but that's time consuming and often unsuccessful.

We present the songs alongside the scene information so that you can quickly identify the track you're looking for.

May 7, 2016

Bing Weekly News Quiz

I check out the Bing home page nearly every day, not only for their fantastic daily changing themes, but also because I accumulate points towards Amazon gift cards.  It's not all that much, but I can usually get enough each month for a $5 Amazon credit.  (I just redeemed several months worth and paid for nearly half of a 5TB external hard drive)

I also like to take the Weekly News Quiz and after finishing up and getting my score, enjoy seeing - depending upon how well I did - what "kind of week" I'm having.  If my score is good, it tells me I'm having a week as good as - for example - some latest sports champion or record breaker and if it's NOT a good score, it compares my week to some poor slob who just had his world crash down around him.

I aced this week's quiz and this was my result:


To be honest, I wish I had missed a few just so I wouldn't be compared to THAT S.O.B. 

I wouldn't want to be like him, even if I had five times his money.   I don't have much hair either, but at least I buzz mine off w/ clippers and don't try some ridiculous comb over.  I'm also proud to say I don't whine if things don't go my way or tell lies about those who oppose me.

"The Trump train rolls on."  Sadly, yes.  I'd cheer if a train ran OVER Trump,  though. 

May 6, 2016

turpitude


turpitude noun [tur-pi-tood]

vile, shameful, or base character; depravity

I knew of this word and have seen/heard it used most often in the phrase "moral turpitude". I haven't thought of it or heard it used in a long time, but from now on I'll think of it when I see a certain someone:

Looks like I'll think of it a LOT over the next four/five years. Gag.

Heaven help us all.

May 5, 2016

Can You Name the Movie?

Using only a one-word clue?

I took the quiz and didn't do all that well, surprising me because I consider myself pretty good at movie trivia.  I think my biggest problem was being aware of the ticking clock and thinking that the more time I took, the worse my score.  That's not the case, so take all the time you need.


That said, there was no way I was going to get them all correct, but there were a few movies I couldn't remember that I should have.  Also, I misspelled a couple and it won't accept the answer.


May 4, 2016

Block the Kitty

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Easy to play: Click on the circles to darken and block the kitty's path to the outside.

Me? I'd let him go; otherwise you might wind up steppin' in sumpthin'.

Seriously, a fun game.

Play it!

I'm sure there's a trick to the game, but I'm not so good with spatial relationship-type problems. I have beaten it twice in about ten games.

May 2, 2016

If It's a Long Way

On a trip in the back seat of a mini-van, then just sing some AC/DC a cappella.

May 1, 2016

What Kind of Cheesecake Are You?

You Are a Key Lime Cheesecake

Unconventional and quirky, you live to shock people.

You see the world in very weird ways. 


Sometimes you even surprise yourself!