And other things that take some s’plainin’!
And other things that take some s’plainin’!
True Stories, gleaned from a variety of sources….
The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil
spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a special ceremony, two of the most
expensively saved animals were released back into the wild amid cheers
and applause from onlookers. A minute later, in full view, they were both
eaten by a killer whale.
A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen, shaking
frantically with what looked like a wire running from his waist towards
the electric kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current,she
whacked him with a handy plank of wood by the back door, breaking his
arm in two places.
Until that moment, he was happily listening to his walkman.
Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending
pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn. Suddenly the pigs (all two thousand of
them) escaped through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two
hapless protesters to death.
Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn’t pay enough postage on a letter
bomb. It came back with “return to sender” stamped on it. Forgetting it was
the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.
So, how’s your day going?
” I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.” -Habeeb Akande
As the year draws to close I am reminded of things that I am grateful for.
Feel free to add your own in the comments. I’d like that.
It is rumored that the provincial government of Ontario will soon be passing a law that allows for the public mockery and censure of those caught using their cellular devices during major holidays while at family events.
This law will supposedly allow for quick inspections of pertinent personal data: such as Word Press ‘likes’ and other cyber-minutiae* – but stresses that the circumnavigation of the virtual world while in the proximity of Grandma and Uncle Bob, should be strictly prohibited.
As spokesperson for this bill, Representative Boon Tarkas had this to say: “Nothing says selfish wanker and disconnected drone like bytes between bites.”
Surprisingly this initiative did not originate in the Eastern provinces♠ where the art of forthrightness and ‘getting drunk off your ass on screech’ and ‘laying it out like it was really is’ is far more prevalent.
Apparently, Hope does rise eternal!
It doesn’t matter how often you fall as long as long as you get back up.
And, it doesn’t matter how you start, it all comes down to how you finish.
I’ll finish strong. And I’ll bear the scars of at one time being a loser -I hear women like that. The scars that is, not the loser part
Jesus told the following parable to a group of people who had lost their way. It was more of an indictment than anything else. Following is a paraphrase of the story, taken directly from a collection of Koine Greek manuscripts commonly used in the creation of our modern Bibles.
Once there was a very rich man who had two sons. One a winner, the other a loser. The good son always did what he was told, worked hard on the family farm, and was a big contributor to the success of his father’s operation. The other son was a somewhat lazy ne’er-do-well who couldn’t seem to get his act together.
The loser son one day went to his father, announced that he would be leaving, and asked for his inheritance. Back then, this was tantamount to wishing your father dead – a very shameful act in the minds of Jesus’ audience…
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“Pressure pushing down on me.
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure that brings a building down….
Can’t we give ourselves one more chance
Why can’t we give love that one more chance….
‘Cause love’s such an old fashioned word”
-But it’s the only word that counts. Grace, too. They run hand in hand.
Merry Christmas and regards to you all of you.
This community has always been kind, and both a repository and an inspiration.
And on a personal note, as I told a friend, “For unto us is born a Sun -look up.”
“And for unto us is a born a son, and in our old age, ageless, so that we will never be lonely.”
Merry Christmas All.
-Thanks also go out to the Queen, and the Daily Haha.
Peace. What is it good for? Absolutely everything, say it again! ω
There is hardly a more valuable virtue, state of being or blessing, than Peace.
But at what cost? Accommodation? Definitely.
Appeasement? If necessary, but carefully.
Acquiescence? Surrender… Peace at all costs? No.
Pacifism can very easily turn deadly if not balanced.
Sometimes you have to take a stand. Sometimes kindness and entreating fails.
Below is a letter Mahatma Gandhi wrote while engaging in foreign affairs back in 1939.
Sometimes even the good-hearted do foolish things. Sometimes kindness is perceived as weakness, and sometimes weakness masquerades as kindness.
Sometimes peace fails.
ω Hats off to Edwin Starr.