Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I've Got A New Mission !

Ok, it's Hump Day and that makes me happy, but I think I'm going to try someplace new for a little change of pace. I'm not going to tell you that I won't change my mind and head over to AREA 51 at Lakes Cafe, I'm just saying I feel the need for a change. One of the guys who used to host the karaoke show at Krystel's Restaurant and lounge is playing at The Hurricane, a watering hole in Miami Springs.

Thee's not too many places that I haven't either patronized or performed, so I'm very familiar with The Hurricane. I haven't been there for a year or so, but assuming everything falls into place today, I'm going to give it a shot. We'll see.

Today's Thought: Why is it that suede gets ruined when it gets wet? When it rains at the dairy farm, do all the cows run to the barn so they don't get wet?

The Pictures: For those who missed it in an entry a few months back, I give you a rather extravagant answer to ice fishing. Ice fishing, for those who are unaware, is when fishermen go out on a frozen lake, cut holes in the ice and.... you guessed it, go fishing. The more wealthy inclined use "ice shacks" to protect them from the elements. The owner of the ice shack featured today went a few steps past "roughing it."

The Eskimos use a similar plan when hunting polar bears. They cut a large hole in the ice and then sprinkle canned peas around the opening. When the polar bear comes to take a pea, they kick him in the icehole

This Date In History: 1770; British captain James Cook becomes the first European to discover the Great Barrier Reef off the northeastern coast of Australia. 1950; Seventeen months after suffering life-threatening injuries in a car accident, Ben Hogan returns to win the second of four U.S. Open golf tournaments. 1987; Margaret Thatcher becomes the first prime minister elected to three terms as prime minister of the United Kingdom in the 20th century.

Birthdays: Richard Strauss, composer (1864), Jeannette Rankin, first woman in Congress (1880), Jacques-Yves Cousteau, marine explorer and filmmaker (1910), Vince Lombardi, football coach of the Green Bay Packers, who won the first two Super Bowls (1913), Joe Montana, professional football quarterback (1956).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

An elderly man was very ill and his son went to visit him in the hospital. Suddenly, the father began to breathe heavily and grabbed the pen and pad by the bed. With his last ounce of strength he wrote a note, dropped it, and died.

The son was so overcome with grief that he didn't remember slipping the note into his pocket. At the funeral, he reached into the pocket of his coat and immediately felt the note. He excitedly read it thinking it might be something he could recite during the service. It said: "You moron ! Get off my oxygen tube !"

For those of you who may not be completely aware of John Hinckley, who he is, what he did, and why, here's a little history.
John Hinckley is a seriously deranged young man who shot President Ronald Reagan many years back. John was absolutely obsessed with movie star Jodie Foster, and extremely jealous as well, and in his twisted mind, loved Jodie Foster to the point that to make himself known, attempted to assassinate President Reagan. With that in mind...the staff at the mental facility treating John Hinckley reports intercepting the following letter from Bill Clinton:
To:      John Hinckley
From: Bill Clinton
Dear John,
Hillary and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how pleased we are in the great strides you are making in your recovery. In our country's new spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we want you to know there is a consensus of compassion throughout the land.
Hillary and I want you to know that no grudge is borne against you for shooting President Reagan. We, above all, are aware of how the mental stress and pain could have driven you to such an act of desperation.
Hillary and I are confident that you will soon make a complete recovery and return to your family to join the world again as a healthy and productive young man.
Best wishes,
Bill and Hillary Clinton
P.S. Barack Obama is screwing Jodie Foster
                     "Honey is anyone coming?" Nah, baby, go ahead" 
That's it for today my little piano tuners. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


garnett109 said...

Kick him in the Ice hole i just shot burbon out my nose.

lsfp1960 said...

That's a pretty nice "shack" for ice fishing.  And the picture of the bear leaning against the tree....still doesn't answer the question for me "does a bear really crap in the woods?"    You have a good evening and be sure & let us know how it went at this different watering hole.  Linda in cold, dreary Washington

ma24179 said...

I hope you enjoy your evening. Once again, the jokes were great! -Missy

jmorancoyle said...

    Damn that ice fishing shacks makes my living room look small.

shrbrisc said...

omg I don't know which is funnier the joke or the picture lmao but you are always good for a good laugh I hope you had a great hump day and I can't wait to hear how your night went.

bamawmn46 said...

OMG! What a scream!!

Luv ya!