Friday, May 30, 2008

It's A Good Day to Party !

Yay Friday! Thanks for arriving on time! I've been preparing for your arrival all week! Actually, I start preparing for Friday on Saturday morning.... well, afternoon, 'cause that's when I normally wake up after Friday nights.

So, we're off this evening to AREA 51, probably to Lakes Cafe and Pub, since it's karaoke night. But you know me, I start out heading to one place and occasionally I get waylaid on the route.

Today's Thought: AOL has it's good points and it's bad points. I started out with AOL and quite frankly, I'm not going to change because it just takes too damned long to learn a new site. AOL Journals, specifically, Magic Smoke finally got up to speed with its words to describe your state of mind (moods, for the hard of understanding). I must congratulate the people at Magic Smoke, beginning with Joe Loong and currently Vish and Malika for their continuing efforts to help us. We need all the help we can get.

I appreciate my father more and more lately, not only for the fact that he served his country in World War II and the small fact that he and my mother managed to raise three children past the age of 21 with no apparent shortcomings, but for deeper reasons as well.

I recall the fact that he wasn't very smart when I was young but acquired a lot more knowledge by the time I was an adult. Go figure! I recall that he seemed un-coordinated and moreover, he talked to himself. I was twelve when I discovered he talked to himself and I told mom! After my mother wiped the tears of laughter off her face, she remarked that I might understand when I got a little older.

Well, I got a little older. I talk to my cat, Shithead. I talk to the television set. I not only talk to myself, I also answer back. I cannot carry a cup of coffee from point A to point B without spilling a bit. Don't even ask about bathroom marksmanship! If I need to pass gas, I think about it very carefully before attempting to do so.

I go from my computer to the kitchen for a specific reason. Upon arrival, I have no idea why I'm in the kitchen. When I remember the reason, I'm sidetracked by another flash idea that has entered my head. I act upon the flash idea, resolve two more issues and then return to the computer. At this point in time I realize I did not my resolve my original mission in the kitchen. It is probably how I get the bulk of my exercise as I wander about the house. Yeah, I appreciate my Dad a lot more now that I've become him. Thank God some things still work!

The great Harvey Korman passed away yesterday at the age of 81. His acting credits including The Carol Burnett Show and movies such as Blazing Saddles and High Anxiety, will immortalize the very talented Mr. Korman. Rest in peace Harvey, you'll be missed. It would also be appropriate to remember Dick Martin star of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, who passed away May 24th at the age of 86. Rest in peace, Mr. Martin.

Here's a classic skit from The Carol Burnette Show called "The Dentist" featuring Harvey Korman and Tim Conway. In typical Korman style, Harvey is beside himself trying not to laugh at the very funny Conway.


The Cat's Ass Trophy has no nominees as yet this week. I will, however, nominate Michelle Malkin for her idiotic and publicity-seeking over-reaction to the scarf worn by the Food Network's Rachel Ray. The nominations are open to everyone and will end Monday at 12:00 noon.

The Pictures: Here are pictures of Harvey Korman and Dick Martin in their heyday. By the way, speaking of AOL, take a peak at some pictures I've acquired <grin> of some of the offices in India where the techs work while helping us out with our computer problems. Finally, since it's the weekend and I like to party in AREA 51, I have drinks for the ladies (you know who you are). Enjoy! 

This Date In History: 1431; After being captured by Burgundian troops, French military leader Joan of Arc is burned as a heretic in Rouen, France. 1783; The Pennsylvania Evening Post and Daily adventurer is the first daily newspaper to be published in the United States. 1911; Ray Harroun wins the first Indianapolis 500 automobile race. 1971; The U.S. space probe Mariner 9 was launched to Mars. It becomes an artificial satellite of another planet when it orbits Mars the following November.

Birthdays: Howard Hawks, film director, writer and producer  (1896), Irving G. Thalberg, motion-picture executive (1890), Cornelia Otis Skinner, actress (1901), Benny Goodman, jazz clarinetist and orchestra leader (1909), Alexei A. Leonov, Soviet cosmonaut and artist (1934).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: This public service aimed at informing you of pregnancy and childbirth issues continues. The following contains the remaining questions and answers designed to assist you during your pregnancy. For those of you who did not read the first part of this series, please refer to Thursday's entry.

Pregnancy - Part Deux

Q. Is there any reason I haveto be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A. Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.

Q. What does it mean when the baby's head is crowning?
A. It means you feel as though not only a crown but the entire throne is trying to make its way out of you.

Q. Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A. Yes, pregnancy.

Q. Does pregnancy cause hemorrhoids?
A. Pregnancy causes anything you want to blame it for.

Q. Where is the best place to store breast milk?
A. In your breasts.

Q. Is there a safe alternative to breast pumps?
A. Yes, baby lips.

Q. What does it mean when a baby is born with teeth?
A. It means that the baby's mother may want to rethink her plans to nurse.

Q. How does one sanitize nipples?
A. Bathe daily and wear a clean bra. It beats boiling them in a saucepan.

Q. What are the terrible twos?
A. Your breasts after baby stops nursing cold turkey.

Q. What is the best time to wean the baby from nursing?
A. When you see teeth marks.

Q. Do I have to have a baby shower?
A. Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q. Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A. When the kids are in college

That's it for today my little Stray Cats (and kittens). Have a great and safe weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !


lsfp1960 said...

Yes, we lost two greats the last couple weeks.  They just don't have great shows like "Laugh In" & "The Carol Burnett Show" anymore.  The young people of today are really missing out.  Great pictures and have my Dr Pepper (or Pepsi~even Coke) ready please. Wow, Joan of Arc met a firey death 577 years ago..amazing!    Linda in WA  

lsfp1960 said...

P.S. we just watch "Blazing Saddles" a few weeks ago on the tube.  It still cracks me up! I've got to dig out "High Anxiety" and watch it.  Linda

luvrte66 said...

As Mark Twain said, "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years.”

Ain't that the truth? (My Dad is also a WWII veteran, by the way.)

RIP to both Mr. Korman (AKA Hedi Lamarr--that's HEDLEY!) and Mr. Martin. I loved both shows when I was a kid, and "Blazing Saddles" still cracks me up.

Enjoy your weekend--this time tomorrow, we'll be in your neck of the woods, although considerably north. I'm looking forward to some warm Florida weather! Make sure you notify whoever is responsible that we will be expecting nothing less than perfect weather. Ha ha! I'm sure we'll have our usual afternoon thunderstorms, but things will clear up quickly.


garnett109 said...

They both get the Fickled Finger Of Fate Award rip guys

lanurseprn said...

Harvey and Tim were some of the best! I remember always laughing so much when they were on. TV was good then!
Hope you have fun tonight.

shrbrisc said...

I love the skit and I can relate to you and your dad , love the nominee , you have a great weekend and have one for me ..

ksquester said...

You need to take your act on  the raod.....................still laughing!   Anne

midwestvintage said...

 Your very funny today Jimmy, LOL.   Loved the skit


jmorancoyle said...

    I enjoyed the hell out of Harvey Korman. I think one of the reasons most of us watched The Carol Burnett Show was not just because it was truly one of the funniest shows ever on TV, but see whether or not any of them would crack. Tim Conway is funny. Harvey Korman was funny. Together, they were insane.