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06/01/2023 ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅLIMERICK ALERT๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ   2 comments

Well, it’s June! What better way to start a new month than with a Limerick Alert. I understand that many of the readers of this blog wait patiently for me to post limericks that are a bit more interesting and suggestive, but once again I’ll post this selection of limericks that are cute and funny and written primarily for and by children. For those of you who like your limericks with a bit more spice, I’m compiling a collection more to your liking that will be posted in a few weeks. These six will have to carry you through until then, so let’s get started. I also hope you’ll appreciate this first limerick because it’s the only limerick ever to use the word Nantucket without offending anyone.


There was an old man of Nantucket

Who kept all his cash in a bucket.

But his daughter, named Nan,

Ran away with a man,

And as for the bucket, Nantucket.


There was a young lady of Crete,

Who was so exceedingly neat,

When she got out of bed,

She stood on her head

To make sure of not soiling her feet.


There once were two cats of Kilkenny;

Each thought there was one cat too many.

So, they fought paw to paw

And they scratched claw to claw,

Till instead of two cats there weren’t any.


There was a young woman from Niger.

Who smiled and rode out on a tiger.

They returned from the ride

With the lady inside

And a smile on the face of the tiger.



05/30/2023 โ›ณ”GOLF IS FUN”โ›ณ   Leave a comment

I realize that many people who have never played golf, dislike the game immensely. I harken back to the days when George Carlin complained constantly about all the acreage wasted on the game of golf across the country. I started golfing at the age of 12 with my father and played consistently for 30 years until he was unable to play any longer. We had quite a competition during those years, and I remember a day of grand celebration when I was in my early 20s and I won my first dime from him. I still have that dime framed and hanging in my man cave to this day and every time I look at it makes me smile. I sure do miss him. Some of the funniest sports stories I’ve ever heard involved golfers and I’m going to share a few of them with you today. Let’s get started.

One day Bob Hope was playing golf with Sam Goldwyn, the movie producer. On one hole Goldwyn missed an easy 2-foot putt. He became so angry that he threw his putter away in disgust and walked away. When nobody was looking, Hope picked up the club and stuck it in his own golf bag.

On the next hole, Hope, who was a fine golfer, used the putter Goldwyn had thrown away, and sank a 20-footer. “That’s very good,” Goldwyn said. “Let me see that putter for a minute.”

Goldwyn closely examined the club, took a few practice putts with it and said, “I like this club very much. Will you sell it to me?” “Sure,” Hope replied. “It’ll cost you $50.” Many years later Sam Goldwyn found out that he had paid $50 for a club he had just thrown away.

Bobby Jones was one of the greatest golfers ever, winning dozens of tournaments before he retired in 1930. One day in 1920, playing in the Southern Amateur Tournament at New Orleans, Jones found himself with an unexpected problem.

One of his drives landed inside an old shoe that lay on top of the workman’s wheelbarrow. After deciding not to take a penalty for dropping the ball out of the chute, he found a novel solution. He played the shoe.

The immortal Bobby walloped the shoe, which assumed off the wheelbarrow. The ball flew out of the shoe and kept rolling, finally stopping only a few feet from the green. Jones chipped up to the green and holed out for a par.

Now it’s my turn to add one of my personal stories. My father was quite a good golfer, but he had quite a bad temper as well. We were five holes into our round of golf one afternoon and he was having serious problems with his tee shots. He had a favorite driver that he loved, and that love affair ended that day. As he teed off on the fifth hole he sliced directly into the woods to the right of the fairway. I won’t repeat the string of obscenities I heard as he threw that damn club high up into the trees. It was tangled and mangled forty feet off the ground and remained there for 20 years. As we frequently played that course, we never failed to mention his bad temper and that terrible slice each time we passed that hole. Always lots of laughter and additional curse words of course. He was forced by his physical problems to stop golfing as his retirement neared. My closest friend and I went to the golf course one dark night, climbed that stupid tree and retrieved his mangled club. I had it cleaned and mounted on a lovely walnut plaque which was presented to him at his retirement party. A great night for all concerned and that damn club still hangs in my sister’s house to this day.


05/23/2023 ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€”Graveyards”๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€   2 comments

I’ve lived in New England for almost 35 years with the first 15 years in Massachusetts. You can’t find many places in the United States with as much history as Massachusetts and the Boston areas. I spent a great deal of time in those early years visiting graveyards throughout the state. I checked out graveyards from the pilgrims in the 1600’s in the Plymouth area and numerous Wampanoag Indian gravesites near Cape Cod. I love graveyards primarily because of the peace, quietness, and serenity. I’ve used graveyards as subjects of many of my paintings and sketches and will do so again if I get the opportunity. With all that being said, I thought I’d pass along to you some graveyard trivia. Many people across the country claim that certain graveyards are haunted. I’m not a big believer in ghosts but a lot of people are and here’s a list of some of the most haunted graveyards in the United States.

  • The Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery in Columbus Ohio. This cemetery has a wandering ghost called the Lady in Gray.
  • Forest Park Cemetery in Brunswick New York. Many phantoms are said to roam through the headstones there including ones that cause statues to bleed.
  • The Stull Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas. The devil himself is said to roam amongst the tombs. The devil’s child is also said to dwell here, along with a boy who can change himself into a werewolf.
  • The St. Louis Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is said to be the home to multiple ghosts, including the famous voodoo queen, Marie Laveau.
  • Mcconnio Cemetery located in Evergreen, Alabama. This cemetery is haunted by soldiers from the Civil War.

  • The Western Burial Ground of the churchyard of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. This cemetery is the resting place of Edgar Allan Poe and Francis Scott Key, among other famous people. Sightings of Poe’s ghost have been reported as well as other ghostly figures that include a crazed lunatic and a drunken ghoul.
  • The Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Valley City, Ohio. This cemetery is known for a witch whose grave is marked by a heavy glowing sphere.
  • The Adelaida Cemetery in Paso Robles, California. The presence of a poltergeist has been reported by visitors and investigators alike. The ghost of a woman in a long white nightgown has also been spotted by more than one person between 10 PM and Midnight on Fridays.
  • The Masonic Cemetery in Central City, Colorado. Reports that the ghost of a woman has been seen laying flowers on the grave of John Edward Cameron. She has often been seen on April 5 and November 1 as witnessed by entire groups of people.
  • The White Cemetery in Barrington, Illinois. Witnesses report seeing globes of light floating in the cemetery and phantom images of a house and a car had been seen nearby.


(To all of you believers out there.)

05/20/2023 “A Pirate History Lesson”   2 comments


Being born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania requires from an early age that you be a Steeler fan and a Pirates fan. I guess I’m kind of a fair-weather fan and have staunchly followed the Steelers passionately for decades. The Pirates not so much. They’ve had a few good years here and there from the 1960 World Championship to the years with Willie Stargel and his teammates. They’ve attempted over the years to obtain players with high expectations i.e. Dave Parker, with little or no success. Today I’ll tell you a short story about one of their outstanding choices, Dock Ellis.

In June of 1970 the Pirates finished a two-game series in San Francisco and were enroute to San Diego, and it was not Ellise’s turn to pitch. He spent the day prior in Los Angeles with friends, relaxing, and dropping acid. It wasn’t until the morning of the 12th that his friend’s girlfriend told him the Pirates had a doubleheader in San Diego that afternoon and because of the extra game, Ellis was expected to take the mound. He hopped onto a shuttle and made it to the ballpark just in time to start his game. Through the nine innings he pitched, he struck out six batters, walked eight, but gave up no hits and won the game, 2-0. He later stated “I can only remember bits and pieces of the game. I was psyched. I was zeroed in on the catcher’s glove, but I didn’t hit the glove too much. I remember hitting a couple of batters, and the bases were loaded two or three times. The ball was small sometimes, the ball was large sometimes, sometimes I saw the catcher, sometimes I didn’t.”

Ellis was known as an “odd duck” when he showed up at pregame warmups wearing hair curlers. It took an order from the Commissioner of Baseball to stop the madness. He had incredible pitching skills with a superhuman and high velocity fastball. In 1974, while pitching against the Cincinnati Reds, he hoped to motivate his team by taking aim at the other teams’ players – literally. In the first inning alone, he beaned three players (including Pete Rose) before throwing the ball behind Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench’s head, after which he was promptly removed from the game.

Since the Pirates are having a moderately successful season this year, I can only assume they’ve stopped using the same set of requirements that brought them Dock Ellis. I’m yet to be convinced like so many die-hard fans seem to be. I’ll wait and see like I’ve done for decades with my fingers crossed and my head firmly buried in the sand.



“Show me what you’ve got.”

05/16/2023 “SPORTS ODDITIES”   Leave a comment

It seems that sports are on everyone’s mind currently between basketball finals, the NFL draft, and the newly published NFL season schedules for 2024. I thought I’d participate a little myself. I like some sports but not all, but I like humorous and odd stories regardless of the sport even more. Today I’m going to touch on golf and baseball for some interesting trivia and a few smiles and laughs.

Harpo Marx

George Burns

Hillcrest Country Club in California has long been a favorite of Hollywood entertainers. One August day comedians George Burns and Harpo Marx came to the club to play a round of golf. The thermometer registered over 100ยฐ and the two decided to play without their shirts. But then the course officials heard about the shirtless golfers and rushed out to find them. “Rules are rules, you can’t play without a shirt and there are no exceptions.” they exclaimed. The comedians put their shirts back on and started to play. The officials made their way back to the clubhouse. A few minutes later, someone came rushing in with the news, “Burns and Marx are playing without their pants!” Again, the committee raced out to the course and sure enough Burns and Marx had their shirts on, but they had removed her pants were playing in their undershorts. Harpo Marx reminded the committee of the rulebook. It says we can’t play without shirts. But show me the rule that says we can’t play without pants. The officials were licked, and they knew it. There and then a new rule was made: All-male players could take off their shirts, but they had to wear pants at all times. I love it when a plan comes together.

Henry Heitman

If there is a record for the shortest major league career by a pitcher, it belongs to a right-handed pitcher named Henry Heitman. On July 27, 1918, Heitmann started a game for the Brooklyn Dodgers against the St. Louis Cardinals. The first four batters all hit safely and Heitmann was sent to the showers immediately. A few days later he enlisted in the United States Navy and never played major-league baseball again. That’s what I call a short career.

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones was one of the greatest golfers ever, winning dozens of tournaments before he retired in 1930. One day in 1920, playing in the Southern Amateur Tournament at New Orleans, Jones found himself with an unexpected problem. One of his drives landed inside an old shoe that was resting on top of a workman’s wheelbarrow. After deciding not to take a penalty for dropping the ball out of the shoe, he found a novel solution to his problem. He played the shoe. The immortal Bobby smacked the shoe which flew off the wheelbarrow and the ball flew out of the shoe and kept rolling, finally stopping only a few feet from the green. Jones chipped onto the green and holed out for a par. Professionals always find a way.


05/14/2023 ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅLimerick Alert๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ   Leave a comment

It’s been quite a while since I posted a Limerick Alert due in part to my semi-invalid status these last few months. Now that I’ve been cleared by the doctors once again I can freely move around my residence without the need of a wheelchair, walker, or a cane. I feel like a new man even though I will have to learn how to walk properly all over again. These limericks are always humorous as they were written by children for children and they’re all extremely well done. These are rated G and are safe for children.

By Marion Swinger

An unfortunate schoolboy named Pete

Had extremely malodorous feet.

If he waggled one sock,

The olfactory shock

Could empty the average street!


By Rebecca Telford

There was a brown dog named Spot

Who tied up his tail with a knot,

To remember his bone

Which he’d left back at home

When he sometimes went out for a trot.


By John Hegley

There once was an organic leek

That had managed to learn how to speak.

At the sight of a knife,

It would fear for its life,

And go: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!


By Catherine Osborne

There was an old fellow from Pinner

Whose wife became thinner and thinner.

He told her, “My dear,

You’ll soon disappear,

Stop slimming, start eating your dinner!”



05/11/2023 “MISH MOSH”   Leave a comment


  • The Empire State Building is struck by lightning approximately 23 times every year.
  • The oldest recipe still in existence is of course, a recipe for beer found in Iraq from 3900 years ago.
  • If you counted 24 hours a day. It would take 31,688 years to reach 1 trillion.
  • The medical name for a butt crack is “intergluteal cleft”.
  • Before the term “Bloopers” was coined, outtakes in television, movies, and radio were called “Boners”.

  • Viagra, when dissolved in water, can make cut flowers stay erect for up to a week longer than they usually would.
  • More Monopoly money is printed in a year, then real money is printed throughout the world. Parker Brothers reports it prints around $30 billion in Monopoly money a year.
  • 7 UP, invented in 1920, originally contained lithium, the drug commonly prescribed currently for sufferers of bipolar disorder.
  • 2003 was the year that “bootylicious” and “bitch-slap” were added to the dictionary.
  • It’s estimated that 70 to 80% of all the dust in people’s homes is actually made up of dead skin cells.


Being a former cop this fact makes me smile every time I read it.

A California man obtained a personalized license plate that said in plain English:


He received more than 2500 parking tickets.


04/29/2023 “MY FAVORITE SAYINGS”   5 comments

If you’ve read this blog at all you already know I’m a bit of a hoarder of adages, phrases, idioms, and anything else that interests me. Today I’ll supply you with a list of twenty-five of my favorite sayings. Some are quotes from well-known people, but most are ones that I picked up along the way from whoever was lucky enough to speak them to me. Maybe you’ll find a few that tickle your fancy or your funny bone or both. Enjoy.

  • Everyone Lies About Sex
  • Religious men are fools! Fools should be taken lightly.
  • A parent is a little kid pretending to be a big kid so his little kid won’t be afraid.
  • Being involved with two women is like playing pool on two tables. You may have enough balls for it but you’ll wear out your stick.
  • The ten best years of a woman’s life are between the ages of twenty-nine and thirty.

  • When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
  • A yawn is a silent shout.
  • The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom respectable.
  • They are no premature babies, only delayed weddings.
  • There’s always free cheese in a mousetrap.

  • Chastity is curable if detected early.
  • If Christian nations were nations of Christians, there would be no wars.
  • Colleges don’t make fools, they only develop them.
  • Common sense could prevent most divorces and all marriages.
  • It is not death that alarms me but dying.

  • A diplomat is a person who always remembers a women’s birthday, but never her age.
  • In wine there is truth.
  • He who hesitates is last.
  • Itโ€™s not the men in my life I worry about, itโ€™s the life in my men.
  • A pessimist thinks all women are bad. An optimist hopes they are.

  • The ultimate rejection is when your hand falls asleep while masturbating.
  • Sex is only dirty, if its done right.
  • Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
  • I prefer an interesting vice to a boring virtue.
  • I am not young enough to know everything.


04/27/2023 “A BRISK Tale”   1 comment

As you should know by now, I enjoy things odd, strange, but still interesting. I’ll tell you a short tale of my first trip outside of my home in some weeks. Since fracturing my ankle I’ve been hobbling around in the house wearing a ten-pound plastic boot and using a walker to move around. I should also mention that I drive a Smart car. It’s very difficult to fit me and my big ugly plastic boot behind the wheel of that little car. Therefor it was necessary that I become a passenger while my better-half took the wheel for a short shopping trip. I was stuck in the car because it was impossible for me to walk around a Walmart, and I absolutely refuse to use one of those electric monstrosities available for the injured and obese. Even when I was in the best of health, I never liked shopping there. Here’s my Brisk tale of my Walmart parking lot safari.


My tale begins as I sat in my car watching a wild and crazy assortment of people wandering through the parking lot. The wind was howling, and I caught sight of a yellow empty can four aisles over rolling on the ground. As I watched, the wind blew it into traffic in that aisle and the stupid can avoided at least four vehicles and then continued rolling towards my aisle. My interest waned a bit and I began reading my Kindle. Out of the corner of my eye I saw that damn yellow can blow out from under another parked car and into the aisle three rows away. It was again missed by all of the traffic in that aisle and stopped dead in an open area.

I started fantasying that the can knew where it was going, and the wind was helping it get there. The wind kicked up once more and the can took a weird track thorough the next aisle and stopped right next to a car. An Asian fellow who had just parked his car, saw the can and gave it a kick as he walked by. The can ignored the abuse and with another gust of wind continued its journey into the next aisle. Now I was getting more interested on what the final fate of the can might be. In the next aisle a car sped by and the passing wind from the car blew the can across that aisle landing it fifteen feet from my car and ending up in a shopping cart corral. It appeared stuck there, so I returned to my reading.

Ten minutes later this giant Walmart employee with his cute little vest appeared next to my car to empty the corral. He looked pissed off and began pulling carts from here and there and fortunately for the can, he dislodged it. He stormed off mumbling to himself (probably how much he hated Walmart) and left the area. The wind gusted again and believe it or not that can rolled right over to my car and stopped next to the passenger side door where I was sitting. I’m not a believer in fate but I just knew I had to give that can some assistance before it was destroyed. I opened the door and put the empty can in my pocket and took it home with me. It’s now sitting on a shelf in my garage taking a well-earned vacation from all of the human dangers it had faced and survived. During our next shopping foray, I’ll return it to the wild to continue its journey. Maybe I’ll do it a real favor and drop it off at Home Goods, it’s a much better neighborhood and a cleaner parking lot.


04/22/2023 ๐ŸคขDISGUSTING TRIVIA๐Ÿคข   2 comments

I’ve always tried to supply my readers with a varied list of trivia subjects. This one is probably the most disgusting collection of trivia facts I’ve found. If you think you’ve heard everything, think again, because this list will prove you wrong. I apologize in advance to those of you who are easily shocked or disturbed. Read the first item and if you’re still shocked and disturbed, turn off your computer and go watch some reality TV. These are not for the faint of heart.

  • Michelle Monahan had 1.7 pints of semen pumped out of her stomach in Los Angeles in July 1991.
  • Maoni Vi of Cape Town has hair measuring 32 inches from the armpits and 28 inches from her vagina.
  • The most horrible drink to be considered a beverage and safely drunk is Khoona. It is drunk by Afghani tribesmen on their wedding night and consists of a small amount of still-warm very recently attained bull semen. It is believed to be a potent aphrodisiac.
  • Linda Manning of Los Angeles could, without preparation, completely insert a lubricated American football into her vagina.
  • In July 1987, Carl Chadwick of Rugby, England, squeezed a zit and projected a detectable amount of yellow pus a distance of 7feet, 1 inch.
  • This drink is available from a few select bars in New York. It contains tomato juice, a double shot of vodka, a spoonful of French mustard and a dash of lime. It is not mixed but served with a tampon (unused) instead of a cocktail umbrella and is known as a ‘Cunt Pump’.
  • Horst Schultz achieved 18 ft 9 in with a ‘substantial’ amount of seminal fluid. He also holds the records for the greatest height (12 ft 4in) and the greatest speed of ejaculation, or muzzle velocity, with 42.7mph.
  • The longest dump ever verified was produced by Jeff Tomlinson, who produced a ‘staggering ‘turd’ over a period of 2 hours 12 minutes which was officially measured at 12 ft 2in. The offender is banned from 134 toilets in his hometown.
  • Bernard Clemmens of London managed to sustain a fart for an officially recorded time of 2 minutes 42 seconds.


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