Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's Hump Day And That's No Bull !

Hump Day ! I could go either way with that line but I'll take the high road. Wednesday's the day I make my excursion into AREA 51 to socialize and relax. During the summer months, one has to check the noon weather report to determine the right time of the evening to head out. I've been caught too may times opening the front door only to realize it's raining.

Nevertheless, I'll be off to somewhere either with company or flying solo. I'm kinda itching to go someplace new tonight, but with the right phone call, I'll have to shelve that idea. We'll call that alternate plan A. Either way, tonight should be fun and if my little mind will remind me, I'll try and snap a few pictures.

The annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain is off and uh....running. I've never quite understood the reasoning behind getting in the way of a herd of bulls charging down a narrow street, but that's just me. This tradition is not just limited to Spanish Neanderthals, it draws fellow dimwits from all over the world....a sort of mass gathering of dufi (the plural for dufus). Fortunately, there's plenty of idiots all over the world and perhaps this is yet another way to (you'll pardon the expression) thin the herd.

This tradition has been run for centuries and evidently been passed down from family to family. One would think that seeing papa Juan walking with a cane or Uncle Pablo speaking in a high voice, little Juanito would come to the conclusion that this might be harmful to his health. And the beat goes on..........

I don't know about you but my alerts weren't working yesterday. It could just be that my computer has PMS, but I thought I'd check to see if anyone else had a problem.

The Pictures: As a visual reminder of the definition of stupidity, I give you pictures of the the first day of the running of the bulls.

This Date In History: 1816; Delegates from colonies in southern South America declare their independence from Spain as the United Provinces of South America, later known as Argentina. 1850; U.S. president Zachary Taylor dies after an attack of food poisoning five days earlier. He will be succeeded by Vice President Millard Fillmore.

1900; Queen Victoria of Great Britain gives the royal assent to the Australian Federation Bill, establishing an autonomous Commonwealth of Australia on January 1, 1901. 1992; Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton chooses Tennessee senator Al Gore to be his running mate.

Birthdays: Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American, electrical engineer and inventor, pioneer of alternating current (AC) (1856), Edward Heath, British prime minister (1916), Tom Hanks, actor (1956).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A very inebriated lady walked into a bar shortly before closing and said, "Barbender, give me a Martuni." The bartender brought her a Martini, which she drank in one gulp.

A few minutes later she yelled, "Barbender, "I'd like another Martuni." Again, the bartender brought her another Martini. By this time, the lady is leaning forward, barely able to hang on. She said, "Barbender, your Martunis are giving me heartburn."

Patiently, the bartender came near her and said, "Lady, I am not a barbender, but a bartender and what you have been drinking is not a Martuni, but a Martini, and finally, you do not have heartburn, your tits are hanging in the ashtray."


That's it for today my little Tootsie roles. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


rjsisti said...

Happy Hump Day!

BTW, I'm still waiting for the story behind "AREA 51"!

You know, I think I may just head out tonight myself.  I'm getting jealous that you are having all the fun!  LOL

Hugs, Rose

garnett109 said...

If I'm thinking right Nikola tesla was a mad scientist trying to produce a death ray for us militia in the 30's

bamawmn46 said...

When I hear someone 'braggin' about running with the bulls, I just call them goofy cause with the right kind of injury, they will be for the rest of their days. OUch!


lsfp1960 said...

Stupid is as stupid does...I could never understand the reasoning behind the running with the bulls thingy either.  Very stupid to think you can out run a huge, ticked off animal with big sharp horns.  Hope you have a good time...and remember tomorrow is another work day.   Linda in sunny & warm Washington

mpnaz58 said...

I don't have PMS...maybe its just your computer!  Yeah, the bull thing is beyond my comprehension as well...and to think people actually want to subject themselves to that "sport"....hmmm, I just don't get it!  Afternoon thunderstorms are hanging out here too, right about quitting time, and driving home with all the other yahoos who think its ok to splish splash at a high rate of speed.  Maybe they should run with the bulls...same mentality!
xoxo ~Myra said...

You know, my father always said, "Boy" ( that's another name for son in the south) if you're going to be stupid, you better be tough!! The closest I ever got to a bull was at the fair. What some people will do to claim they're badasses. The ones with the horns are the badasses in my opinion. The ones with the horn up their ass is just plain old unadulterated "tough" ( that's another name for stupid in the south).........Brother Kirt..............

midwestvintage said...

 Gee, running with bulls...such a man thing,LOL.
 Have fun and be good tonight.