The weekend turned out well with Friday night's journey into AREA 51 being quite the escapade and continuing into Saturday night where I went to a Cuban barbecue and ate lechon (roasted pig), frijoles negro (black beans) and, of course, the inevitable Johnny Walker Black. Mmmm ! It's been a while since I've eaten that fare and it was scrumptious! I ended up with a cocktail at the Billiards Club to top off the evening and went home relatively early at 1:00 a.m. A fine weekend, indeed!
Today's Entry was originally intended to reflect my views about airline flight, but with four nominations for the CAT Award and the potential for my thoughts on these nominees, I decided to move my views on flying until tomorrow. So, without further adieu, I give you......
The Cat's Ass Trophy: Several nominations for the CAT Award were received after Friday's entry and here they are:
Beth nominated Fox News for its blatantly stupid comments concerning Michelle Obama, referring to her as "Obama's baby mama."
Garnett nominated Betty Johnson Neumar of Augusta, Georgia, who hired a hit man to kill her husband. Ms. Neumar has had five husbands all of whom died violent deaths. Authorities are investigating the other four previous husbands' deaths.
Jackie nominated Charter Communications for leaving her high and dry for a week without cable.
Julie nominated Brice Brian McMillan and his wife Sandra Elizabeth McMillan who were charged with the murder of their 13-year-old- son. The boy died after being tied to a tree for three days as a punishment for something he did.
A fine lot indeed and all deserving of some form of lambasting and ridicule. A dishonorable mention for the following:
Fox News (two words synonymous with the word "assholes"), for their poor choice of words concerning Michele Obama. Methinks, however, that if Barack Obama becomes 'da prez', future press conferences will have to be somewhat bilingual beginning first in English and subsequently translated into ebonics for the mentally challenged.
Betty Johnson Neumar for having her husband killed by a hitman. Although it's a sad affair, the expired husbands' intelligence and taste are somewhat questionable, because no man in his right mind would have married this woman.
Charter Communications, although I've never heard of them, if Jackie doesn't like them, then I don't like them, either. 'Nuff said !
The CAT Award therefore is hereby awarded to to the two morons who murdered their son by tying him to a tree as punishment for some supposed transgression. Congratulations to the two for re-establishing my belief that people with a combined IQ of less than 100 should be either be sterilized or legally barred from having children.
The Pictures: I enjoy painting and I've done many oil paintings in my time. One thing that always interested me was how light strikes a subject. Today's pictures are some of my favorites showing how light and shadows affect it. Of course light strikes some subjects a little differently as you will see.
This Date In History: 1654; Queen Christina of Sweden, a convert to Roman Catholicism, abdicates her throne. 1904; The action of James Joyce's novel Ulysses takes place on this day, known as Bloomsday after Leopold and Molly Bloom, two of the novel's main characters. 1958; Former Hungarian prime minister Imre Nagy is executed for his role in the anti-Soviet uprising of 1956. 1963; Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, is launched into a three-day orbital flight aboard Vostok 6 to study the problem of weightlessness.
Birthdays: Sir Arthur Meighen, Canadian Prime minister (1874), Stan Laurel, film comedian (1890), Barbara McClintock, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (1902), Joyce Carol Oates, writer (1935).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
George and Harriet decided to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas. When they entered the hotel and registered, a sweet young woman dressed in a very short skirt became very friendly. George brushed her off. Harriet objected, "George, that young woman was nice, and you were so rude."
George says, "Harriet, she's a prostitute." Harriet says, "I don't believe you. That sweet young thing?" George responds, "Let's go up to our room and I'll prove it."
In their room, George called down to the desk and asked for 'Bambi' to come to room 1217. "Now," he said, "you hide in the bathroom with the door open just enough to hear us, OK?" Soon, there was a knock on the door. George opened it and Bambi walked in, swirling her hips provocatively. George asked, "How much do you charge?" Bambi says, "$125 basic rate, $100 tips for special services." Even George was taken aback. "$125! I was thinking more in the range of $25." Bambi laughed derisively. "You must really be a hick if you think you can buy sex for that price."
"Well," said George, "I guess we can't do business. Goodbye." After she left, Harriet came out of the bathroom. She said, "I just can't believe it!" George said, "Let's forget it. We'll go have a drink, then eat dinner." At the bar, as they sipped theircocktails, Bambi came up behind George, pointed slyly at Harriet, and said, "See what you get for $25?"
Okay, show's over! Take a break !
That's it for today my little cottontails. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !