This is going to be a week where the phrase "get stuffed" is appropriate. Thanksgiving Day is, and has always been, a gathering of family and friends albeit a little different than the first Thanksgiving, where pilgrims and indians shared dinner and gave thanks for their food, most of which the indians showed them how to grow. Today it's parades, football and turkey. I'm not real sure if the original participants of thanksgiving would approve. I'm real sure that the indians wouldn't be too happy of what lied ahead for them, although they are reclaiming a little each day as each slot machine handle is pulled.
Each Monday, I sit in front of my computer and wonder what topic I will address. Aside from obvious holidays and easy subjects, there's alway that little lull that leaves me surfing the Web for pictures and stories of interest. As always, there's always some idiot or idiots who fulfill my need for humor, disgust or bewilderment. Sometime, I hit the trifecta and all three are combined in one.
The first idiot and sef-centered opportunist is Dr. Robert Rey, also known as Dr. 90210. He is not board certified, although he does practice as a plastic surgeon. It's bad enough that he encourages women to disfigure themselves for reasons of vanity and that are not medically necessary, he has a telvision program where he is shown performing his "art". I am completely for plastic surgery when necessary, but this guy just burns my ass (as does a three foot high candle).
Next we have a picture of two idiots and two beasts of burden, which cracked me up. The two idiots are (c)rap artists Ludacris and Akon (Shown here in the obligatory "we bad' pose) and the two beasts of burden are named Howard (who wore a mask so his Mom wouldn't recognize him) and Harvey. You axed for a ride and you got it.
The Pictures: It's a strange day for pictures and I've gathered a few for your review. Some just jumped out at me and the others are just whims. I've added pictures of three of my AREA 51 pals, Dr. Marc, Hector and Al, at Friday's belated birthday party for Hector's wife, Lourdes. A picture of the Chevy "789" custom car and a "work in progress" drawing that I am working on called "Midnight Sea", rounds out the rest of the pictures.
This Date In History: 1620; The Mayflower arrives off the coast of Cape Cod, where their moving van awaited to take their belongings to their new homes. 1863; President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettyburg Address at the dedication of the Civil War Cemetary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 1954; The first automatic toll collection machine is placed in service at the Union Valley Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Golden State Parkway. Three cars from Hoboken immediately went through without paying. 1969; American astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean are the 3rd and 4th humans to walk on the moon.
Birthdays: James Garfield, 20th president of the U.S. (1871), Indira Gandhi, Indian politician (1917), Roy Campanella, professional baseball player (1921), Ted Turner, American business executive (1938), Calvin Klein, fashion designer (1942), Jodie Foster, actress (1962).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my pal, Beverly !
Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. A few
days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. A couple of days later, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, 'You're really doing great, aren't you?' Morris replied, 'Just doing what you said, Doc: 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'' The doctor said, 'I didn't say that. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur; be careful.' ....................................................................................
Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench
under a tree when one turns to the other and says: 'Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age. How do you feel?' Slim says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.' 'Really? Like a newborn baby?' 'Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.'
That's it for today, my little candied yams. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !