Friday's journey to AREA 51 began at Lakes Cafe and Pub. It turned out to be very comical and unlike my Wednesday venture, I wasn't surrounded by incessant talkers. I arrived at Lakes Cafe and, outside, there must have been thirty-five or forty motorcycles in the parking lot and I thought, 'This is great, and I forgot to wear my blue jean jacket and biker pants.'
I went inside expecting to see the place overrun with Hell's Angels, but once inside, although packed, it looked like a normal crowd (save a few leather jackets). The karaoke show was in full swing and the place was rocking. The "Hell's Angels" turned out to be a group of middle-aged citizens who, like everyone else, were just looking for a fun evening.
I left Lakes Cafe and went to play dominoes for a few hours more and was home by around 2:00 am.
The 110th Congress is the lowest ranked Congress in American history and these assholes have managed to do nothing of consequence during this session. One would think with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the current economy, the gas crisis and illegal aliens crossing the Mexican-United States border like rats, something would have been accomplished. With representation like that, the presidential election won't really matter. Whether John McCain or Barack Obama-Lama-Ding-Dong become president, the lack of a determined congress will keep America on it's knees.
The Pictures: Signs that make me happy are today's subject. Since most of the pictures that I post do not always follow a true theme (Nancy calls them eclectic), I'll throw in a few more that make no sense at all (or do they?).
Meanwhile, I thought I'd show you my video of some of the AREA 51 dancers.
This Date In History: 1750; German organist and composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies at the age of 65, after a failed eye operation. 1750; French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre, who had executed many others during the Reign of Terror, dies at the guillotine himself after revolutionary leaders tore of his extremism. 1932; Federal troops under General Douglas MacArthur drive the so-called Bonus Army, veterans of World War I who sought payment of a delayed bonus, out of their encampment in Washington, C.C.
1945; A B-25 bomber, lost in low clouds, crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14. 1976; Two earthquakes, one measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale, hit Tangshan, China, killing more than 240,000 people.
Birthdays: Beatrix Potter, English writer and illustrator of children's books (1866), Marcel Duchamp, artist (1887), Karl Popper, philosopher of science (1902), Bill Bradley, basketball player and politician (1943).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
An old man went to the pharmacy and asked for six Viagra tablets cut in quarters. The pharmacist said, "I can cut them into quarters, but one quarter will not give you and erection."
The old man replied, "I'm 96, I just want it to grow enough so that I don't pee on my bedroom slippers."
A man and his wife were watching a television documentary about the care of long term, comatose patient . The man said, "I would never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on machines and fluids to keep me alive. There would be no quality of life and if that ever happens to me, pull the plug."
So his wife got up, unplugged the television set and threw out his beer.
Adam was hanging around the Garden of Eden feeling very lonely. God said, "What's wrong with you?" Adam said, "I don't have anyone to talk to."
God said, "I will make you a companion and she shall be called woman. This beautiful person will gather food for you, cook for you and when you discover clothing, she will wash them for you."God continued, "She will agree with you on every decision and she will not nag you, rather, she will praise you. She will bear your children and not make you get up in the middle of the night to take care of them."
God went on, "She will never have a headache and she will freely give you love and pleasure whenever you need it."
Adam asked God, "This is wonderful. What will this woman cost?" God said, "An arm and a leg." Adam said, "What can I get for a rib?"
The Rest Is History.
That's it for today my little carpenter aunts (and uncles). More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !