Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hump Day's Like The Seventh Inning Stretch

Break Time ! It's Hump Day, boys and girls, and time leave the weekly rat race and socialize. Wednesday is one of my favorite days (second only to Fridays) in that it breaks up the week and allows one to get out for a little while and shake off the cobwebs. While I normally don't overdue Wednesdays, they still are a pleasant diversion.

So I'll be heading over to AREA 51 this evening and to socialize with my pals. My first cocktail comes to me courtesy of Robin, author of The Yellow Brick Road and the newest member of AREA 51. Cheers, Robin!

The presidential race is starting to wear on me. I really am not happy with either candidate although anyone is better than the arrogant Barack Hussein Obama. The barbs thrown back and forth between the candidates on a daily basis and the media continually kissing Obama's ass is evoking more and more disgust.

Yesterday, however, I was pleasantly surprised with a new video by Paris Hilton, responding to the McCain ads showing pictures of she and Britney Spears and comparing the two with Obama. The video is well made and very well thought out. Quite frankly, she has much more on the ball (no pun intended) than I was aware of.

All in all, the video was very amusing and although intended to be tongue-in-cheek, her views and statements make as much sense as the two presidential candidates do and perhaps a little more. In case you haven't seen it, I think you'll like it. Here's the link: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/64ad536a6d

Telemarketers are rude, a pain in the ass and interrupt many people's evenings. My pal, Linda, author of Linda's World, sent me a video by Tom Mabe, who took the bull by the horns and effectively dealt with a telemarketer. This one's a hoot!

                       

My compliments to Mr. Mabe an his excellent chain-yanking of that obnoxious telemarketer. How's it feel, pal?

The Pictures: Weird, just plain weird. No rhyme or reason. I do take particular exception to picture #1, depicting the son of one of our fellow AREA 51 members who was sent to the principal's office for no apparent reason. Now that's just out and out racism.

This Date In History: 1806; The Holy Roman Empire comes to an end when Francis II formally resigns as Holy Roman Emperor and becomes Francis I, Emperor of Austria. 1926; American swimmer Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel. She completes the feat in 14 hours, 31 minutes, faster than anyone before.

1926; The Warner Brothers studio gives the first public exhibition of their Vitaphone system for showing motion pictures. 1945; The American bomber Enola Gay drops an atomic weapon on Hiroshima, Japan, destroying a majority of the city and killing 60,000 to 70,000 inhabitants according to American estimates. 1962; The former British colony of Jamaica gains it's independence.

1998; Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky testifies for over six hours before a grand jury investigating her relationship with President Bill Clinton.

Birthdays: Daniel O'Connell, Irish statesman (1775), Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet (1809), Paul Claudel, writer and diplomat (1868), Sir Alexander Flemming, discoverer of penicillin (1881), Lucille Ball, comedian (1911), Andy Warhol, painter (1928), David Robinson, basketball player (1965).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A man went into a bar and ordered a martini. When the bartender brought him the drink, the man took out the olive and placed it in a glass jar and put the lid back on. After an hour, when the man was full of martinis and the jar was full of olives, the man paid his bill and staggered out of the bar.

A customer sitting near the bartender said, "Well, I never seen anything that peculiar before." The bartender said, "What's so peculiar about it? His wife sent him out for a jar of olives."

With all the commotion going on in the world today, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which almost when unnoticed. Larry La Prise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey," died peacefully in his sleep at age age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left foot in and that's when the trouble started......

                          

That's it for today my little turtle doves. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

11 comments:

robinngabster said...

So that's how I can get free drinks...are you sure it works for all women?  :)

garnett109 said...

I'd Like To see that at my next veiwing.

rjsisti said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!  At the price of drinks today.....it wouldn't bother me to take my shirt off...............the sign did not say bra!

Happy Hump Day!

Hugs, Rose

Roses Are Read Journal

nhd106 said...

I've seen that video and it still makes me laugh!  But, hey, I've done telemarketing before...lol.

Nancy

midwestvintage said...

 That video was outrageously funny.    Man I am going to try that next time.   See, not having TV I don't have to listen to all the politics and ads. Worth it.  Take care my man.

                  Julie

lsfp1960 said...

What cobwebs?  You've only been to the office a few days...where did the cobwebs come from?  I am sick of all the election crap on the tube.  We're getting the state stuff too.....the governor's race is the worst. They really over do it. I think of all the hundreds of thousands of dollars these candidates spend...and what a difference that money would make in the lives of some of our senior citizens who can't afford their medicine and the children in this country who go to bed hungry. The whole thing is obscene!   Linda stepping down off her soap box in Washington state

bamawmn46 said...

OMG... I am laughing so hard about the phone call thingy!! LOLOLOL

Happy Hump Day!
Jackie

shrbrisc said...

it is sad but i think i will vote for paris lol
hugs
Sherry

jmorancoyle said...

    Love that with the telemarketer.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

plieck30 said...

Awww Jimmy sorry to read of the passing of the Hokey Pokey man. Ive danced that a few times. I'm glad you keep us informed on important things that other wise would pass us by. lol Paula

lurkynat said...

hugs Jimmy! I love that dog picture and the alien one..I can so relate!
natalie