Archive for the ‘Humor’ Tag

04/25/2023 “PRIORITIES”   2 comments

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the coffee. This story has been around a very long time and was told to me for the first time many years ago. As I was recently reviewing a lot of old files in forgotten directories, there it was. It still works for me. I thought I’d share it with all of you.

*****

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some interesting items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full, and they agreed that it was. So, the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He vigorously shook the jar and the pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full and once again, they agreed.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar and the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.” The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand granules. The students laughed and continued to listen. “Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things — your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions — things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

“The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else — the small stuff.” If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. “Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Play with your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
Play another 18 holes.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked,” he said “It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a cup of coffee with a friend.”

JUST REALLY GOOD ADVICE

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.

NOW YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL

You’re Welcome!

04/20/2023 ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ”The Millennial Decade”๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ   2 comments

Here are a few samples of some silly things that prompt many of the posts I write on current societal changes. Some I’ve personally experienced, and others were reported to me by friends, readers, and co-workers. God help us all.

  • In a semi-rural area. a new neighbor called the local town hall administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason: Too many deer were being hit by cars, and he no longer wanted them to cross there.
  • Once at a local Taco Bell a taco was ordered. I requested “minimal lettuce.” The server said he was sorry, but they only had “Iceberg”.
  • At the airport check-in an airport employee asked, “Has anyone put anything into your baggage without your knowledge?” I said, “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” He smiled and nodded knowingly, “That’s why we ask.”
  • The stoplight at the intersection buzzes when it’s safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine (in my opinion), when she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. She responded, appalled “What on earth are blind people doing driving?”

  • At a good-bye lunch for a coworker who was leaving the company due to “downsizing” our manager spoke up and said, “This is fun. We should have lunch like this more often.” Not another word was spoken.
  • I once worked with an individual who plugged her computer power strip back into itself and couldn’t understand why her system wouldn’t turn on.
  • Upon arriving at an automobile dealership to pick up my car, we were told that the keys had been accidentally locked in it. The service department had a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver’s side door. As I watched from the passenger’s side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered it was open. “Hey,” I announced to the technician, “it’s open.” The young man answered, “I already got that side.”

IT’S A MILLENNIAL SPRING

I Feel Better Already

04/19/2023 “Terminal Statistics”   3 comments

I’m a huge fan of statistics. No matter how you shake them out you can always get them to support your idea. I know because I’ve done it a few times myself and they made me look awfully smart. So, when I see information published and supported by statistics, I can’t wait to see how silly they are and how they might have been manipulated. Here are a few that made me smile.

  • You’re unlikely to kill yourself by attempting suicide. Fewer than one in twenty-five suicide attempts are successful unless your a senior citizen. They take it more serious with a success rate of one in four.
  • More than 70% of serious injuries at American colleges and universities are caused by cheerleading.
  • You have a better chance of being killed by a donkey than of dying in a plane crash.
  • You’re slightly more likely to die from a cave-in than from contact with tap water.
  • It’s more likely you will die from your pajamas catching fire than from the bite of a venomous spider.

  • Mosquitos are the deadliest animal on earth causing human deaths at 600,000 per year.
  • More people are killed each year by freshwater snails than by salt-water crocodiles.
  • You’re slightly more likely to drown in a bathtub than to die from electrocution.
  • More than 100 billion (give or take a few million) people have died in the history of the world.
  • And last a really stupid death. Cynthia was a topless dancer who died while performing her famous act of jumping out of a cake. Unfortunately, the cake was well constructed and apparently airtight. Cynthia suffocated after waiting 90 minutes to surprise the lucky groom.

*****

GOTTA LOVE STATISTICS

04/04/2023 โœจโœจLIMERICK ALERTโœจโœจ   1 comment

For months I’ve been posting a collection of rather tame limericks written by and for children and young adults. While I certainly enjoy them, I still miss the naughtier limericks that I find absolutely hilarious. It’s true than many limericks are really crude and nasty but be sure those will never see the light of day on this blog. For today these limericks are:

RATED PG

Parental Guidance is Recommended

*****

In the Garden of Eden lay Adam,

Complacently stroking his madam.

And loud was his mirth

For on all of the earth

There were only two balls and he had’em.

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

There was a young fellow from Leeds

Who swallowed a package of seeds.

Great tufts of long grass

Sprouted out of his ass

And his balls were all covered with weeds.

๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›

There once was an old man from Maine

Whose prick was as strong as a cane.

It was almost as long,

So he strolled with his dong

Extended in in sunshine and rain.

๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

There’s a charming young girl in Tobruk

Who refers to her quiff as a nook.

It’s deep and it’s wide,

You could curl up inside

With a nice easy chair and a book.

๐Ÿ’ฅ

LET’S GET APRIL STARTED PROPERLY

04/01/2023 “SILLINESS”   Leave a comment

Unfortunately I won’t be blogging about April Fool’s Day pranks but if you must know I was a hardworking, inventive, dedicated, and persistent prankster for most of my life. Enjoy the day and prank as many people as you can. It’s just so very satisfying.

I thought I would also post a number of trivia items that you normally wouldn’t see. My feeling is the more obscure the better. Here we go . . .

  • Most healthy adults can go without eating for a month or longer. But they must drink at least two quarts of water a day.
  • The Romans were so fond of eating mice that the upper classes raised them domestically. The rodents were kept in specially designed cages and fed a mixture of assorted nuts.
  • When tea was first introduced in the American colonies, many housewives, in their ignorance, served the tea leaves with sugar or syrup after throwing away the water in which they had been boiled.
  • The modern dinner plate is a fairly recent development. Until the fifteenth century, it was customary to eat on a thick slice of stale bread, called a “trencher,” that soaked up the juice.

  • At the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, Richard Blechynden, an Englishman, had a tea concession. On one very hot day none of the fairgoers were interested in hot tea. In a desperate attempt for business, he served the tea cold – and invented iced tea.
  • Kernels of popcorn were found in the graves of pre-Columbian Indians.
  • To celebrate in 537 AD, the dedication of the new church, Hagia Sofia – Emperor Justinian held a banquet that caused the slaughtering of more than 10,000 sheep, oxen, swine, poultry, and deer.
  • To make one pound of honey, bees must collect nectar from approximately two million flowers.

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY

03/24/2023 โœจLIMERICK ALERTโœจ   Leave a comment

Any day is a good day for limericks whether they be bawdy, funny, or cute. Anything to make us smile a little is certainly worth the effort. Since we’ve all loved our years of school and our family pets, here are four related limericks and they’re relatively child friendly as well.

๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

A small boy when asked to spell “yacht,”

Most saucily said, “I will nacht.”

So his teacher in wrath,

Took a section of lath,

And warmed him up well on the spacht.

๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

A teacher whose spelling’s unique

Thus, wrote down the “Days of the Wique”:

The first he spelt “Sonday,”

The second day, “Munday”

And now a new teacher they sigue.

๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–

A cat in despondency sighed,

And resolved to commit suicide.

He got under the wheels

of nine automobiles,

And after the last one he died.

๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

There was a young man from the city,

Who met what he thought was a kitty.

He gave it a pat,

And said, “Nice little cat!”

And they buried his clothes out of pity.

๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Enjoy Spring

03/21/2023 “Gotta Love the Media”   2 comments

I just love reading and listening to news and current events, not for their overwhelming truthfulness but for their misleading and sometimes stupid inaccuracies. Once upon a time the news was reported by actual journalists who dug up the information and submitted it to highly capable editors to keep things as accurate as possible. Unfortunately, these days we have a huge selection of news readers and talking heads with nice hair, big boobs, all handsome and beautiful, who all get their stories as reported to them by the general use wire services. They’re lucky if they can pronounce some of the words properly. Here are a few of my favorite headlines that are both ridiculous and ludicrous.

LARGER KANGAROOS LEAP FURTHER, RESEARCHERS FIND

ALCOHOL ADS PROMOTE DRINKING

CHILDS DEATH RUINS COUPLE’S HOLIDAY

QUEEN MARY HAVING BOTTOM SCRAPED

ILLITERATE? WRITE TODAY FOR FREE HELP

SURVEY FINDS DIRTIER SUBWAYS FTER CLEANING JOBS WERE CUT

SCIENTISTS SEE QUAKES IN L. A. FUTURE

MAN SHOOTS NEIGHBOR WITH MACHETE

I think these headlines have helped make my point. Pay close attention to all of those alleged reporters as you watch their multitude of news programs and opinion pieces!

To quote my ever so critical late father:

YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS S*** UP

03/18/2023 “Bye-Bye Winter”   Leave a comment

For most of my life I’ve loved the winter and snow and cold weather. That being said this may have been the worse winter ever with continual losses of electric power, telephone coverage, and internet and that doesn’t even include my fractured ankle and finally being exposed to Covid-19. As global warming continues to wreak havoc on the weather patterns, there’s no normal anymore. Maybe it’s time for me to move further north and live above the arctic circle. The snow, ice, and cold remain consistent there.

Here are a few items of weather-related trivia that you might find interesting.

  • The Antarctic ice is forced out over the Ross Sea – a large inlet into Antarctica – in a layer hundreds of feet thick. It is called the Ross Ice Shelf (see above) and it’s area is about that of France.
  • At the height of various ice ages of the last million years, as much as thirty percent of all the land of the planet was covered with a thick layer of ice.
  • The first mention of an iceberg in world literature did not come until 800 A.D. An account of the travels of the Irish monk, St. Brendan in the north Atlantic, three centuries before, appeared around then and mentioned having sighted a “a floating crystal castle”,
  • An iceberg larger than Belgium was observed in the South Pacific in 1956. It was 208 miles long and 60 miles wide – the largest ever seen.
  • The temperature can become so cold in eastern Siberia that the moisture in a persons breath can freeze in the air and fall to the earth.
  • The most recent ice age reached it’s peak in 16,000 B.C., and it wasn’t until 8000 B.C. that the ice began it’s final retreat. In 6000 B.C. the Great Lakes were clear, and for the first time in 25,000 years Canada began to lose its ice cover. It was not until 3000 B.C. that the ice retreated to its present location; by then human beings were establishing cities throughout the Middle East.

After reading all of that, maybe this wasn’t such a bad year after all.

TIME FOR WARM TEMPERATURES AND HOT SAND BEACHES

03/15/2023 โœจLimerick Alertโœจ   Leave a comment

I’ve been trying for days to post something but these damn storms are screwing up almost everything. Our power and internet returned today after 24 hours of silence and I wanted to post before the next catastrophe arrives.

*****

It feels good to be back to some semblance of normalcy. My first post-op inspection revealed my poor fractured ankle is on the mend. The doctor assures me that only five more weeks of a walker and wheelchair and I should be good to go. That news eases the pressure a little and makes getting back to this blog a little easier. I’ll be happy to provide a few limericks today to make you smile as little.

โค

A lisping young lady named JoBeth

Was saved from a fate worse than death.

Seven times in a row,

Which unsettled her so

That she quit saying “No” and said “Yeth.”

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Therre was a young fellow named Goody

Who claimed that he wouldn’t, but would he?

If he found himself nude

With a gal in the mood,

The questions not woody, but could he?

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

There once was a young lady of Arden,

The tool of whose swain wouldn’t harden.

Said she with a frown,

“I’ve been sadly let down,

By the tool of a fool in a garden.”

๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

A flatulent nun of Hawaii

One Easter eve supped on papaya,

Then honored the Passover

By turning her ass over

And obliging with Handel’s Messiah.

๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

LIMERICKS HAVE RETURNED

%d bloggers like this: