Thought for the day

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who as the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. [Theodore Roosevelt]

Friday, January 28, 2011

Vacation Planning

Billy Bob and Luther were talking one afternoon when Billy Bob tells Luther, "Ya know, I reckon I'm 'bout ready for a vacation. Only this year I'm gonna do it a little different. The last few years, I took your advice about where to go. Three years ago you said to go to Hawaii. I went to Hawaii and Earlene got pregnant. Then two years ago, you told me to go to the Bahamas,and Earlene got pregnant again. Last year you suggested Tahiti and darned if Earlene didn't get pregnant again."

Luther asks Billy Bob, "So, what you gonna do this year that's different?"

Billy Bob says, "This year I'm taking Earlene with me."


25 Years Ago The Challenger Exploded on Takeoff

Do the Math

Swedish Cuisine

Senior Olympic Synchronized Swimming

Look Out, There's a Croc In The Weeds!

How Riverdance Started

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Apollo I

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy points out that today is the 44th anniversary of the Apollo I fire that killed three astronauts: Ed White, Roger Chaffee, and Gus Grissom. My friend Bruce Pugh were camping when we heard the news listening on a tiny transistor radio. Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, and next week is the 8th anniversary of the Columbia disaster. Dr. Plait published a tribute to all those astronauts and others who have died in the pursuit of space exploration.


Banned Bud Light Commercial

Craig Ferguson and the Smothers Brothers

These guys still have it.

Mexican Headstones

You got to love all cultures... some more than others for telling it like it is....

Four Noteworthy Headstones in a Mexican Cemetery

Yellowstone: World's First National Park

This truly an amazing place and nothing can substitute for actually being there.

The Game Warden

A redneck was stopped by a game warden just north of Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland recently with two ice chests of fish.

The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?"

"Naw, my friend, I ain't got no license. These are my pet fish."

"Pet fish?"

"Yep. Every night I take these fish down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for a while. Then I whistle and they jump right back into this ice chest and I take 'em home."

"That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that!"

The redneck looked at the game warden for a moment and then said, "It's the truth. I'll show you. It really works."

"Okay, I've GOT to see this!"

The redneck poured the fish into the river and stood and waited. After several minutes, the game warden turned to him and said, "Well?"

"Well, whut?" said the redneck.

"When are you going to call them back?"

"Call who back?"

"The FISH!"

"What fish?"


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Charlie Louvin Died Last Night Aged 83

Charlie and his brother Ira came to fame as the Louvin brothers in the 50's and 60's. 

Mr. Louvin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Harrison Louvin; three sons, Charlie Jr., Glenn and Kenneth; three sisters, Geraldine McDonald, Ailene Parker and Flora Lauderdale; and five grandchildren. 

This is one of his best solo songs and he is 81 at the time of this recording. 


There was a man named John who got a new job. His fellow employees always met for a round of golf every Saturday. They asked John to meet them at 10:00 Saturday morning. John replied that he would love to meet them, but he may be 10 minutes late.

On Saturday morning John was there at exactly 10:00. He golfed right-handed and won the round.

Next Saturday rolls around, and John says that he will be there, but he may be 10 minutes late again. He shows up right on time, golfs left-handed, and wins the round. This continues for the next few weeks, with John always saying that he may be 10 minutes late, and then always winning the round golfing, either left- or right-handed.

The other employees are getting tired of this, and decided to ask him what the deal was. They said, “John, every Saturday you say you may be 10 minutes late. You never are. Then you show up and golf either right-handed or left-handed, and always win. What is up with that?”

John replies, “Well, I am a very superstitious kind of guy. Every Saturday when I wake up, I look over at my wife. If she is sleeping on her left side, I golf left-handed. If she is sleeping on her right side, I golf right-handed.”

“Well,” one of the employees questioned, “What happens if she is laying on her back?”

John replies, “Then I am 10 minutes late.”

It's Not Just The Fine Print!

Sometimes You Know The Outcome Before It Happens

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Light Switch Time Capsule

For those who plan on moving,  this could be fun.

I get nostalgic when I move out of a home, especially if it's one I've lived in awhile. Leaving a secret treasure or two, stashed here and there, seems to help me get closure. Unlike, say, dropping a note down inside the wall, a note on the back of a switch plate is likely to be found sooner or later, but not right away. I've included a PDF template with a tiny font that makes it easy to fit a 500-word message on the back of a standard light switch plate.


Punctuation Can Save Lives

All The Piglets Made It Through The Night

Billy Joe Shaver - Live Forever

Monday, January 24, 2011

Nacho Cat

New Piglets Arriving

Funny Pictures Take Two

Road Rage

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.
He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.
After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, ”I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday-School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally….I assumed you had stolen the car.”

Neat Illusion