Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ike, Kwami And Billy - Rub A Dub Duh !

In the 50's, there was a bumper sticker saying "I Like Ike", which was used in General Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 presidential campaign. Well, I did like Ike, but his Hurricane namesake is heading for Miami and I'm not too sure if I still like Ike. Ike is now a large category four hurricane and seems to have bad intentions. On top of that, his projected landfall date is in conflict for my next landfall date in AREA 51. Jeez, talk about rude !


I made an entry a few days ago about the obnoxious, loud-mouthed, commercial whore, Billy Mays, and I think it's coming back to haunt me. Since I made that post, it seems like every other commercial that I see features this idiot. It's not that I dislike him as a person so much, it's that non-stop, monotone rant that makes me want to stick a pencil in my ear. Maybe it's just me, but if I needed a spokesperson to hawk my wares, it would not be Billy Mays.

Nevertheless, Billy's new product is health insurance called I Can Benefit. I'm sure Billy will benefit, but I'm not so sure about the public. Maybe Billy's customers who have eardrums that have been punctured with pencils or have inhaled the fumes of his toxic products will benefit.

Kwami Kilpatrick finally copped a plea in Chicago court today, pleading guilty to felony charges and receiving four months in jail and a million dollars in fines. He was facing 10 felony counts against him in two separate criminal cases. He should have done this months ago and allowed the city of Chicago to recover from the chaos and turmoil caused by his actions.


The Pictures: Today's photos are titled "What if truth in advertising was actually enforced?" Here is a sampling that I've compiled in my daily trek to Internet World.

This Date In History: 1781; Spanish colonists found a settlement  in southern California known as El Pueblo Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Pociuncula, later shortened to Los Angeles. 1881; American electrical engineer Thomas Alva Edison supplies electricity to the first customers of the Edison Electrical Illuminating company in New York City.

1886; Geronimo, the Chiricahua Apache who led raids on white settlers for ten years after the U.S. Government attempted to move the Apache to a reservation, surrenders to U.S. general Nelson A. Miles. 1972; At the summer Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany, American swimmer Mark Spitz wins his seventh gold medal of the games, as part of the U.S. 400 meter relay team.

Birthdays: Rene de Chateaubriand, writer and statesman (1768), AntonBruckner, composer (1824), Richard Wright, American writer (1906), Tom Watson, golfer (1949).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A Chinese couple got married and the wife was a virgin. Truth be told, he was not too experienced either. On their wedding night, the wife was trembling underneath the covers an her husband undressed.

He climbed into bed and trying to be reassuring says, " My darring, I know dis you fus time and you berry frighten. I plomise I give you wat you wan, you jus ask."

A thoughtful silence followed and then she said hesitantly, "My girfrens say 69 is gud. I wanna numba 69."

More silence, this time from the husband. Eventually, in a puzzled tone he asks, "You wanna chicken goo pan wif bwoccori?"

That's it for today my little apple fritters. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

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rjsisti said...

#69 put me right on the floor laughing my head off!  LOL

OMIG............I needed a good laugh because this damn hurricane, Ike is making me a freaking basket case!

Stay safe!

Hugs, Rose

P.S.  It's after 5:00 PM ....  time to pour!

ksquester said...

I like reading your posts.  I'm going to make my martini now.  perfect timing.  Anne

lsfp1960 said...

Well, I hope Ike doesn't ruin your weekend plans..or anyone else's for that matter.    Linda in WA  

shrbrisc said...

I am keeping  you in  my prayers Stay safe and be careful

bamawmn46 said...

You can never tell about hurricanes... or heacanes for that matter....

I'll be thinking about you tomorrow evening. Just hunker down and batten the hatches.


plieck30 said...

Tell Ike to go away or there are a lot of people from the 50's who won't like him anymore. Stay safe, Paula

salemslot9 said...

were you just
checking to see if
I was paying attention?

lurkynat said...

wowie Hurricane Ike?
about to hit Florida?
back away from the screen
p.s why did they call it the City of Angels?