Meteorology is a Science!


And other things that take some s’plainin’!



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So How’s Your Day Going?


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.

And finally…….


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?

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Things I Am Thankful For…a -not so comprehensive- List




” 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.

  1. An ability to laugh; it get’s me through hard times, when just crying would leave me dry.
  2. The most positive person I know is my Uncle Donny and he suffers through staggering MS.
  3. My Mom and Dad are still kickin’ and really funny.
  4. My sister is the complete opposite of me and thus we complement.
  5. I have not been called a ‘dong’ or a ‘wang’ since approx. 1986
  6. I have a daughter with no silly tattoos or piercings. I had to bribe her with copious amounts of cash, but it still counts.
  7.  I live on the 9th floor of an apartment building on the backside, no early morning garbage trucks.
  8. I live on the 9th floor of an apartment building with a balcony that overlooks a creek. I toss muskrats potatoes, and watch ducks, geese and squirrels thrive.
  9. I live in an apartment building with mostly new immigrants. They exude an exuberance about just being here and are ever so polite.
  10. I live in an apartment building with most newly immigrants. and they are scared to call the cops when my music or tv is too loud.
  11. I have an Uncle who was a hermit, never learned to drive, and lived with his mom for 75 years and had little social graces. Now he lives on his own and is thriving and positive and living life grand at 79 years old, and he will talk your ear off.
  12. I live in Canada.
  13. My bedroom when I was a child was in the library.
  14.  WordPress kinda kicks @ss.
  15. I was 7 when Star Wars first came out. It changed my life. Rinse, repeat.
  16. Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, RATM, etc
  17. Rock Band gave my children and cousins the opportunity to sing loud, and learn why great music lasts, and celebrate it.
  18. Faith.
  19. No great yearning to conform.
  20. I am markedly different from all others; I am unique; I am special, as you are too.
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Late Breaking News…. in Ontario


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!


  • * ‘C’mon, is that freighter full yet!?’
  • ♠ -see PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine -who aren’t, but want to be, and especially Newfies!


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God is for losers

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
Thanks RealMarkLandry

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GRACE under Pressure

“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.

Thank you.


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.

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Sometimes my Peace Pipe is Smoking

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.


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