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October 4, 2017


Not sure for how long, but I will be offline for a while.

October 3, 2017

Have You Ever Been in Love?

You Have Been in Love a Few Times

You know all about love firsthand. You've experienced it more than once, and you may be in love right now.

Your heart is quite open, and you have few barriers when it comes to falling in love. You just let yourself fall.

You have also experienced your fair share of heartbreak, but you know that just comes with the territory.

You never like healing a broken heart. However, you know that your heart can love again no matter what. It's just a question of time.

October 1, 2017

September 24, 2017


The most remarkable thing about this 404 message on TuneIn.com (radio) is that it's so unremarkable;  no cutesy little joke or illustration, no snarky or clever comment, just this simple graphic:

September 23, 2017

OK, I Won't

I've been getting some strange emails in my spam folder here lately, but this one is one of the strangest:

Of course, I know it's some type of scam, but most of that type have some type of link in the body of the mailing.  A quick search showed a few other people had got this exact same one and other similar ones but they were like me, wondering what the purpose is of them.

The only thing I can think of is someone being freaked out and replying back to the mail and therefore verifying that theirs is a working email address, but checking the reply to addresses shows these:


Now, I don't care enough about it to check to see if those domains are all legit or not, but I sure ain't gonna send an email out to any of 'em.  

That doesn't look like a legitimate email address, but as I always do, I will post it so the email address harvester bots can pick on it as well as the others I post.  Spam the spammers! 

What's amusing is how the sender obfuscated the "F***k You...!!" but didn't do the others. (I cut out most of the other words)

Stop sending you my photos?  OK, I won't.  I don't even send them to people I KNOW, much less to a total stranger.  Besides, I don't know too many women named Jessica, but the ones I DO know would be the ones sending ME photos

September 22, 2017

At Least I Got a Banana

I watched a video earlier this evening on YouTube about how to roast a goose;  it was a good one w/ no talking and stupid music, just captions but they didn't list an oven temperature.  I've watched similar videos before and since the end result looked perfect, I wanted to know what oven temperature they used; some recipes call for a lower temperature (325 F.)for several hours to render the fat and then raising it up in the last hour or so of cooking to crisp the skin.  Other recipes say to heat the oven to 400 deg.

I saw a link in the description to the Kitchen Stories website, but a search didn't turn up the recipe and instead I got this:

Oh well, at least I got a banana.

Feeling Alright - Grand Funk Railroad

September 16, 2017


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Just go to VirusTotal and paste in the link of the file you want to download.  Note:  That means the direct link to the file, not the page the file is linked from.   (Right-click the link and select “Copy link address” in Chrome, “Copy Link Location” in Firefox, or “Copy link” in Edge. Check your own browser's Help section for instructions) The file will be scanned and the results will tell you how many, if any, of the antivirus engines had a problem with it 

There are also browser extensions for the service available for Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.

As always, don't depend totally upon one tool to protect yourself and your computer. Your best bet is to make sure you're getting your programs or files from trusted sources.

September 15, 2017

Just or Unjust?

You See the World as Somewhat Just

You don't see the world in simple terms. What's just and unjust is complicated.

You believe that justice is sometimes served, both in and outside the courts. But there is plenty of injustice to go around.

You don't expect anyone to treat you fairly or unfairly. You do your best to protect yourself from life's uncertainty.

You consider any justice you receive to be a bonus, but it's certainly not the norm.

September 14, 2017

Bummed, Not Buzzed

Not a 404 page, but close enough. Found on the TV Buzer page.

Click pic for larger view.

Nope, no free honey, not even the sweet link I was looking for.

September 8, 2017

Different Dead Dog Links

Not different dead dogs, but dead links with different dogs.

Here's one of the Amazon 404 pages;  you can get a different dog by refreshing the page, but they're all on this page: Meet the Dogs of Amazon.

Say what you want about Amazon, it has to be a pretty good place to work that lets you bring your dog...unless you don't LIKE dogs, I guess.

Click pic for larger view.

September 5, 2017

Are You Frank?

Frankenstein, maybe.

You Are Somewhat Frank

You are constantly balancing your deep desire to be truthful with your need to be polite.

Whenever it's easy, you tell the truth. When it's not easy, well, you at least hint at the truth.

You believe that people aren't as into honesty as they claim to be. And not as honest either.

You are an open book with the people you know best, but you you'll tell a white lie to smooth things over.

September 1, 2017

Thanks, Mavis!

From the spam folder:

Mavis Wanczyk Foundation

Re: Donation

Greetings To You,

My Name is Mavis wanczyk , the winner of the Power ball jackpot of $ $758.7 million  in the AUGUST 24, 2017, My jackpot was a gift from God to me hence my Entire family/foundation has AGREED to do this. My foundation is donating $500,000.00USD to you. please contac maviswanczyk123@gmail.com for full details and please accept this token as a gift from me and my family.

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/23/news/powerball-700-million-jackpot/index.html

 Best Regards,
 Mavis Wanczyk

 I looked at the source of the original email and found this IP#:

A quick search gave me this information when I looked up the domain:

Hostname: mx2.combinabpmnet.com
Domain: combinabpmnet.com
Organization: Bharti Airtel
Location: Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

And as I always do, I'm publishing the email addresses for when the spambots will trawl this post and hopefully the spammers/scammers will get loads of scam spam.

But yeah, if I ever win a huge lottery jackpot like this, I'm gonna dole out a half million bucks to random total strangers.

Maybe the spammer/scammers are trying to get enough money together to buy a convenience store?

August 30, 2017

Goodbye, Facebook

Got this email yesterday:

Account Scheduled for Deletion
Hi Mike,

We have received a request to permanently delete your account. Your account has been deactivated from the site and will be permanently deleted within 14 days.

If you did not request to permanently delete your account, please login to Facebook to cancel this request:


The Facebook Team

I had deactivated my Facebook account several times over the course of the last few days but kept getting signed in, mostly by forums which use the Facebook comment module, but I had also signed in (and reactivated it) to let a few of my friends know about my decision, those who didn't have my email address.  I didn't want to make some grand announcement, just like those who proclaim "I'm leaving this group!".

There are multiple reasons, the main one being that of privacy and how Facebook tracks you across the Internet, namely with the aforementioned comment module.  Also, I found that Facebook had closed several groups and pages I followed and the only reason they had done so was because they were pro-conservative or anti-liberal/progressive. Their site, their rules, their reasons, but I don't have to put up with that and refuse to do so.  Privacy is rare on the 'net but I won't surrender any more than I need to.

Another important reason was an annoyance; why would people send you a friendship request and then ignore you?  They wouldn't even like a post of mine much less leave a comment under them.  Now, I don't desperately need the attention, but I would comment or like a post on their pages because I wanted them to know I was reading them and I KNOW they had time to at least click the "Like" button because some of them posted multiple times during the day. 

And, speaking of posting, right before I decided to get off Facebook, one woman I know posted 27 different links in the course of fifteen minutes.  That was a record but it was nothing to see a dozen or more posts in a day from her and thanks to Facebook's strange algorithm, they filled up my feed and I didn't see anything from anyone else.   I use an AdBlock extension plus a nifty Greasemonkey script from FB Purity that let me customize my feed, but Facebook was always changing some script to defeat the way I wanted to view their website. It just got to be a hassle.

Anyway, it was astounding how often some folks would post; an old classmate would post dozens of photos of a grandson's baseball game and while  I understand her excitement, I'm not sure why she expected ME to have the same enthusiasm.  I also didn't want to see endless photos of another woman's puppy - sure, it was cute, but not any cuter after 50 photos of the same damn dog.  I also didn't care about someone posting they were eating at a particular restaurant, esp. if they didn't do a review of the food or post a photo of it.

While Facebook is a good way to keep up with old friends and kinfolk, what's wrong with an email now 'n then? I know nobody is going to write a letter and they'd rather text than actually talk to someone but Facebook is akin to trying to be a sniper using a 12 gauge shotgun...you're going to scatter your shots so far apart you'll be lucky to hit anyone.

So, adios, Facebook.  I didn't waste a LOT of time using it, but I wish I had that time back. Oh well, live and learn.

August 29, 2017

My Sturdy Heart

Your Imperfect Heart is Sturdy

Your heart is imperfect because it is so self-controlled. You are patient and willing to wait for love.

You are not judgmental or biased. You love people for who they are, and you are very empathetic. You forgive easily.

You are lighthearted and optimistic, perhaps too much so sometimes. You would rather get burned than distrust someone all the time.

Your approach to love is both wise as the ages and modern as can be. You are likely to enjoy an untraditional relationship of some sort.

I could go on and be very specific to each statement in the result, but will instead say that nearly all  of them are wrong.   I'd say my heart was "hard" now instead of sturdy;  even a rock can shatter when dropped from a lofty height.

August 28, 2017

What a Leg-acy!

American gymnast George Eyser won six medals during the 1924 Summer Olympics, despite having lost his left leg as a young boy after being run over by a train.   Wearing a wooden prosthesis,  he won gold in the vault, an event which then included a jump over a long horse without aid of a springboard.

This is definitely one case of NOT having a leg up on the competition!

August 24, 2017

Passion Purpura

Passion purpura - the medical term for a hickey.

Ever played that "either/or" game when you were a kid?  "Would you rather be blind or crippled?" or things like that.   I remember this one:

"Which is worse?  Going to kiss your grandma and she slips you the tongue...or a hickey on a hemorrhoid?"

August 16, 2017

Big Bird Brain

(No, not the big brain of a bird, but the brain of a big bird...I just wanted a chance to use alliteration)

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

August 15, 2017

Bird Brain on Bread

The Doo-Wop Oldies Quiz

From the archives:

Take the quiz and see how you score as a true "Oldies Fan". Write down your answers and check them with the answers below (in comments section).

1. When did "Little Suzie" finally wake up?

a)       The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock

b)       The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock

c)       The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

2. "Rock Around The Clock" was used in what movie?

a)      Rebel Without A Cause

b)      Blackboard Jungle

c)      The Wild Ones

3. What's missing? _____Baby,  Earth_____,  _____On My Shoulder

a)      Angel

b)      Head

c)      Love

4. "I found my thrill..."   where?

a)      Kansas City

b)      Heartbreak Hotel

c)      Blueberry Hill

5. "Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream"

a)      Mr. Sandman

b)      Earth Angel

c)      Dream Lover

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record?

a)      Chancellor

b)      RCA

c)      Sun

7. He asked, "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?  " Who was he?

a)      Bad Bad Leroy Brown

b)      Charlie Brown

c)      Buster Brown

8. Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife", the one with the knife, was named:

a)      MacHeath

b)      MacCloud

c)      MacNamara

9. Name the song with "A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom"?

a)      Good Golly Miss Molly

b)      Be-Bop-A-Lula

c)      Tutti Fruitti

10. Who is generally given credit for the term "Rock And Roll"?

a)      Dick Clark

b)      Wolfman Jack

c)      Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher.

a)      Little Richard

b)      Frankie Lymon

c)      Tony Orlando

12. Paul Anka's "Puppy Love" is written to what star?

a)      Brenda Lee

b)      Connie Francis

c)      Annette Funicello

13. The Everly Brothers are...

a)      Pete and Dick

b)      Don and Phil

c)      Bob and Bill

14. The Big Bopper's real name was:

a)      Jiles P. Richardson

b)      Roy Harold Scherer Jr.

c)      Marion Michael Morrison

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. started a small record company called...

a)      Decca

b)      Cameo

c)      Motown

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb.  "What TV show was he on?

a)      77 Sunset Strip

b)      Hawaiian Eye

c)      Surfside Six

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:

a)      Carol Lynley

b)      Sandra Dee

c)      Natalie Wood

18. They were a one hit wonder with "Book Of Love."

a)      The Penguins

b)      The Monotones

c)      The Moonglows

August 14, 2017

No Drama Queens Allowed

You Should Watch a Drama

You are thoughtful, philosophical, and introspective. People fascinate you. You crave drama in everyday life, and it's probably better for you to sometimes get it from a movie!

You're the type of person who can talk for hours, and you never mind a movie that's heavy on the dialog.

You analyze every aspect of your life, and you like a movie to provoke you a bit. You would rather be disturbed than feel nothing.  

What Kind of Movie Should You Watch Tonight?

August 11, 2017

August 10, 2017

There's No "P" in Huacachina

Today's Bing page has a lovely image of Huacachina, a village in southwestern Peru, built around a small oasis surrounded by sand dunes. It is in the Ica Province, about five kilometers from the city of Ica in the Ica District. The oasis features on the back of the 50 Nuevo Sol note. Huacachina has a permanent population of around 100 although it hosts many tens of thousands of tourists each year.

I decided I'd open up Google Earth and look at the satellite imagery, then discovered it also had the Street View.  I started my "tour" just outside the oasis, just as if I were driving into the town.  I didn't go very far until I saw this:

It's a little hard to see with this screenshot, but it sure looks like the guy is peeing right by the side of the road!

Google has been sued before for showing people urinating, so I was surprised they left this one un-blurred. I forwarded the view a few feet and saw this:

As you can see, I had missed the green garden hose the first time.

August 7, 2017

What's Cookin'?

"You Are Nigella Lawson"

When you cook, you focus on down home style foods that provide tons of comfort.
If it doesn't taste good, you don't cook it. And you never feel bad for making simple, old school favorites.

It's likely that you are quite humble about your cooking. You don't consider yourself an expert or a chef.

You may not be the biggest foodie in your circle of friends, but it's likely that you cook the tastiest food!

I was a little surprised my results said I was a female, but if I couldn't have Alton Brown, then Nigella is fine, just fine. Since this is a G-rated blog, I won't make any off-color jokes, but if I could put together the physical embodiment of the perfect woman, she would pretty much be it.  

August 4, 2017

A Package Deal

Sorry, the page you're looking for isn't here.
Maybe you've clicked on an obsolete link or mistyped the URL, or maybe it's just us.

Don't fret!
Just go to our home page and proceed from there.

At least they gift wrapped their error message, huh?

Boney Fingers - Hoyt Axton

August 2, 2017

So Much Alike

Humans and bananas share about 60% of the same DNA structure.

The percentage is about the same for the fruit fly, too.

July 25, 2017

Salad Daze

You Are Balanced 

You're the type who likes everything in moderation, and you're especially good at balancing out life's extremes.

You are a bit of a novelty seeker, and you like to have a really good mix of things in your life. There is always room for something or someone new.

You meld well with many different types of people, and you can bridge the gap in groups where members have little in common.

You don't take anything in life too personally and seriously. If you have a bad day or week, you know things will eventually even out.

July 24, 2017

Partly Cloudy

I was trying to find an article on 22 Words, but got this instead:

These types of 404 pages annoy me even more than the broken link.  I wanted to read what I was linked to (from the 22 Words Facebook page) and instead of telling me to join with you (the "Let's find something!") in looking for another article, how about fixing your damn link to begin with?

July 20, 2017

Despacito- Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

The most streamed song ever, with (at the time of this post) nearly 2.7 billion views.

Suck It, Photobucket

I was doing as I normally do when I check email, replying to a few in my inbox, checking the recipe newsletters, reading some sales circulars from Amazon and a local grocery store, then went into the Spam folder to clear it out.

I always scan the subject titles and the addresses just in case something important has been accidentally flagged as junk when I saw one from Photobucket.  At first I thought it was Spam, but it seemed to be from the website, so I opened it to find this:


*What is 3rd Party Hosting?

Photobucket defines 3rd party hosting as the action of embedding an image or photo onto another website. For example, using the tag to embed or display a JPEG image from your Photobucket account on another website such as a forum, Etsy, eBay auction listings, a blog, etc. is definitively 3rd party hosting.

And some other crap, mainly that they wanted to charge me some insane amount to provide hosting for my graphics.  Now, I use the Blogger albums they provide for any jpegs, but they don't support animations and I use some in posts in here, as well as the day-date calendar and border.  I also use the service for forums that don't supply image hosting for non-paying users like me (read: cheap bastards like me)

I didn't get a notice until this one that they were changing their TOU (terms of use).  Since they had always supplied the code, the HTML to embed images, I always thought it was OK, but apparently it's not now.  My "library" with Photobucket is only 1% full and they used to show a bandwidth meter and it was always set at around 10% or less, so I never worried.  I did keep an eye on it after having a few websites directly link to images and got a warning from Photobucket that I was over the limit, so I made it private and that was the end of the thieving. 

There are lots of people complaining about it online and I don't blame 'em.  Some people relied upon it for their image hosting, esp. people uploading them to Amazon for reviews and people trying to sell things on eBay. Now their entire websites and/or posts are affected and have this placeholder where their photos used to be:

So, if you see that in any older post or on the animations I use for things, then that's the reason. I've already signed up for a new free image hosting service and hope they'll not go the same route as Photobucket...which I predict is going to go out of business soon, because I think - as do many others - that they're in financial trouble and this is one last grab for some quick cash.

Anyway, I'll be doing the changeover soon, hope it works.  If not, I suppose I can live w/out any flashing signs or animated GIFs.  I'm sure the readership of this pathetic excuse for a blog won't suffer any...how could it?  We're only something like the 12,784,987th ranked blog in the world, after all.

July 19, 2017

Don't Get Yourself in a Pickle!

A "bump" from Nov. '08.  No one commented, so perhaps no one or not many saw it. Unlike many of my stories, this is a true one.

Besides, I needed a post for today and just couldn't get enthused enough to work one up.

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
- Will Rogers

It was a Senior Work Day, and we boys were working on a Saturday, making some money for our class trip after graduation. We castrated pigs that morning, then after lunch we were instructed to move some irrigation pipe. Someone noticed an electric fence on a nearby pasture and the question was raised:

"Say, you ever pee on an electric fence?" Out of the six of us, four admitted they had and another boy and I were the only ones to admit to have not having had the experience.

"Do it!" the four urged me and the other guy. I shook my head, having been around electric fences before and not liking how the shock went through me where I had made contact with the fence after not seeing it and then accidentally walking into it. The shock was bad enough on my thighs, the thought of having "it" shocked wasn't appealing to me, not at all.

The taunts went on, but I didn't care because those words didn't hurt nearly as much as electricity. Maybe I was the only one who had been awake in eighth grade science when we learned about electricity and in particular how salt water can be a circuit and conduct current. For one experiment, we used a pickle to complete a circuit; it glowed inside and crackled like an old pool hall beer sign.

Nope, no need for me to electrify MY little dill.

The other guy was challenged by the sneers from the rest and with a show of bravado, marched over to the fence, unzipped and after a few moments of potty blush, began to urinate on the charged wire.

While others claimed to have seen a spark, I must have been in the wrong position, but I did see the guy's knees buckle, then straighten up to launch him into the air and land backwards into a muddy ditch.

It took him a while to recover, then he became angry at our laughter and turned his rage upon me.

"Your turn!" he commanded.

With tears in my eyes from laughing so hard, I declined again. "MY momma didn't raise no fool." I told him, which made him even angrier.

"You're the only one who hasn't done it!" he said. "We'll make you!" he went on, looking around at the other boys for allies.

One by one, the others shook their heads, saying they really HADN'T ever peed on a fence, just wanted to see if someone would do it.

This set the guy off and in a profanity-laden tirade, accused them of being liars.

"Better that than a dumbass." was the reply.

July 17, 2017

July 16, 2017

July 13, 2017

The Green Chair

You Should Sit in a Green Chair 

You are the most harmonious person in the world. You know how to bring different types of people together. 

You have a healing energy, and you are a natural peacemaker. Things tend to get better when you show up. 

You are a powerful force, but you are never aggressive about it. In fact, you do a lot more listening than talking. 

You are a good communicator and excel at finding compromise. You believe that people have more in common than they think they do


Not sure if any of the results really fit me, but if you give me a green chair, I'd sit in it.

Just as long as it wasn't Behind the Green Door

July 10, 2017

Don't Throw it Away!

At least not where someone can slip on it.

You can use the inside of a banana peel to polish leather shoes and silverware and stop mosquito bites from itching. Some people eat the peelOthers use them for acne, cleaning their teeth and pain relief, among other things.

When I was a young man, it was thought you could smoke it, too.


July 8, 2017

All My Friends are Crazy - 500 Miles to Memphis

I'm a big fan of this band and the sound, just enough country to suit me and more than rockin' enough to make me love this particular tune of theirs. (among others) The lyrics of the song hit close to home because all of my friends in real life have been a little bit crazy. (and some of my online ones, too)

I don't think I could dance to it, though. I think I'd need three legs to do this two-step.

July 7, 2017


Dysania - the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning.

There's a simple remedy for that;  sleep past noon!

July 6, 2017

I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost

California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas are the five states with the most reported hauntings.

July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July

If you're celebrating the 4th today, please try and not eat too much.  BBQ
Drunk Uncle Sam Don't drink too much.
And for Heaven's sake, don't blow off a finger. Firecracker Kid

 Flag Waving
Just have a good time and enjoy the freedoms of this great nation...while we still have them.

July 1, 2017


Transurphobia - the fear of haircuts.


My pop used to cut my hair when I was a kid, an easy way to save a buck.  My folks bought a pair of clippers, not the electric kind, but manually operated and they were horrible, pulling out hair and I guess I carried on so much they bought electric clippers.  They were better, but it was still the same type of haircut, a close burr, a "buzz cut".   Oh well, it was better than a "Moe bowl-type" cut.

When I got older and a little less timid, I challenged my pop to let ME buzz HIS head.  He started taking me to the barber then, think it was something like $1.25 for a haircut.  I didn't like the hometown barber and neither did my dad...who called him "the Montana sheep shearer".  I liked the guy, but agreed with my father and always thought a sheep shearer might very well have been more gentle than him.  (The space between my ears and scalp was always nicked and bleeding after every hair cut.  That wouldn't have been so bad, but I wore glasses and the ear pieces would keep the minor wounds raw and irritated. )

When I was old enough to make my own money with summer jobs, I started paying for my own haircuts, but they were two bucks by then, the same as the hourly minimum wage.  A well-to-do classmate always had great looking haircuts and he talked me into going to his barber...who charged the then-outrageous price of $7.50!   That could have filled up my car, taken a date to the movies and maybe even enough left over to buy her some popcorn!  The last haircut I got was $12.50, not counting the tip...and considerably more than the hourly minimum wage at the time.
So, since my hairline was receding with every passing year, I bought my own set of clippers and started buzzing my own head.   I tried shaving it, but that was too much of a hassle, just better to take the clippers to what few hairs I have left.  The best thing is that just a couple of self-haircuts can pay for the clippers. 

What I'd like to know is why the hair on my head is disappearing and multiplying in my nose and ears?

June 30, 2017

Beginning With Adam's Atoms

All the matter that makes up the human race can fit into a sugar cube.  This is because atoms are mostly empty space and if you crammed all the atoms in all human beings together -without any wasted space - the total wouldn't be any bigger than a sugar cube.

However, that sugar cube would weigh 5 billion tons!

June 29, 2017

Sultans of Swing Cover

I've seen some unusual instruments used in covers, but never before have I seen a Gayageum, a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument. Check out more from Luna Lee on her YouTube channel for more covers.

You'd have to admit, she's got Seoul.

June 28, 2017

The Martini Test

The Martini Test

You are a deeply emotional person. You are easily moved to tears and laughter.

Some people may accuse you of being moody, but you can't help that you feel deeply.

You believe that you know what's right deep down in your heart. You know your destiny.

You consider yourself a spiritual person. You often think about what your life means to others. 


June 24, 2017

I Guess That's Why

He's called "The King of the Jungle". 

From today's trivia calendar: 

A lion sleeps for 20 hours a day.

And this one from last week - I didn't post it because while it's a natural thing, I did think it was a little inappropriate for my "G" rated blog:

(and especially considering the jokes I could have made about it)

Lions sometimes mate up to 40 times a day.

OK, I'm not great at math, but if a lion is only awake for four hours each day and in that time he's mating up to 40 times...no wonder he sleeps most of the day away.

June 23, 2017

Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas

One of the best rock 'n roll songs of all time.

Note: a bump from July '08 (and think that was a bump from a year previous - I *think* this is one of the first music vids I posted)

Why the bump? Because it's HOT here!

Another bump, even though it's not that hot today. I just like the tune.

How Happy Are You?

You Are 64% Happy

You are a very happy person. Generally, you feel content and that all is right with the world.

Occasionally, you have a down day - but you have the ability to pick yourself right back up. 


June 21, 2017

In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry

In honor of the first day of summer.

This song makes me happy, but it also makes me sad that I can remember when it came out in 1970.

Other than it urging the listener to drink and drive - "have a drink, have a drive, go out and see what you can find" - it's a cool tune.

This was a "bump" from last year; I had posted the video on my Facebook wall earlier and thought I'd just come here and force it to the top of the page again. When doing a search, I found another, different version of this tune I had posted back in 2008.

Sorry, but it's a cool song, no matter how many times I post or bump it up!

FRACTAL - 4k StormLapse

June 19, 2017

Ventriloquist Trivia

The words "Hong Kong" can be spoken without moving your lips!

June 18, 2017

A Hashtag By Any Other Name

The pound symbol (#) or "hashtag" is also called an octothorpe.

June 17, 2017

The Weight - The Band

That's Heavy, Man

Every year, the Earth becomes about twelve tons heavier because of meteorites landing.

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies

The First Thing I Ever Bought

Well, one of the first things I ever bought with my own hard-earned money. I also bought a bunch of fireworks.
From Top of Texas Gazette

I bought the album, not the girl. She looked even better inside the cover.

June 16, 2017

Angry Spam

This was in my spam folder this morning, and I'd have to say it's a novel approach to getting someone to click on a link.

I will obfuscate some of the cursing with hash tags / # # but I found it odd that the spammer did it with asterisks / *** on the "F bombs" they dropped. I mean...in for a penny, in for a pound, right?  Why do it on the F bombs but not the other equally offensive cursing?

The subject line was this: I WILL REPORT YOU. YOU PIECE OF S##T...F.U..

Like I said, it got my attention, more than "Remember me and the passionate night we spent together?" or "Grow It Larger!"spam I normally get.

Riley Johnson RileyJokVzs@gtwabzsv.he via server.lifassurance.org

Riley Johnson reply@boopiler.com


Stop stalking me and my friend or I will report you. You piece of s##t, c##k-su##er douche. I do not know why you are doing this! You slept together once, only once. It does not mean anything. Have not you heard of hook up?  So, f*** off and leave us alone

F*** You.

How did I know it was spam? Well, if someone is THAT angry, they're more likely to come see you in person and punch you in the nose. Personally, I'd rather spend the night in jail than have my ISP ban me forever for sending out threats. Secondly, I don't know anyone named Riley Johnson. Third, if the spammer only knew how long it had been since I last had a "hook up" or slept with anyone "only once" (or at all), they'd not bother sending me any spam.

Plus, whoever it is Riley is with, he/she sure is cheating a LOT on him.

June 15, 2017

Color Me Smooth

You Are Smooth
You're the type of person who can get away with anything. People always like you no matter what.

You are totally irresistible. You can be as quirky, colorful, and wild as you want to be!

You enjoy taking risks, and you've made a few big miscalculations over the years. You're not afraid to mess up.

Your mistakes just give you character. People love that you're perfectly imperfect. You're happy with yourself, and that's all that matters. 


Smooth Operator - Sade

Smooth - Santana ft. Rob Thomas

June 12, 2017

Can You Hear Me Now?

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother.

They were both deaf.

And, in case you didn't get the rather insensitive joke in the title of this post, here's its origin:

...although he's since gone over to Sprint.

And a ToTG public service announcement:  if someone calls you and asks you a question or speaks very faintly and you complain they need to speak up and they "make an adjustment" and in a louder voice "Can you hear me now?", do NOT say "Yes." which might lead to them using that to change your long-distance service.   Some sources on the 'net say it's not a proven scam, but best to not take chances.  At the least, you'll be telling the possible scammer on the other end of the line that it's a working phone number. 

Personally, if I don't recognize the number, I don't answer.