As I sit at my computer making today's entry, I have come to realize that my cat, Possum S. Hemmingway, affectionately referred to as "Shithead", is spoiled beyond belief. I had to stop my entry because of his constant meowing and go to the kitchen to feed him. When I got to his dish, it still had cat food in it. He walked up to the dish, sniffed it, and turned to look at me.
My first reaction was "what?" Ok, he likes the new cat food smell, so I opened the cat food bag, put my hand in and pulled out about a half-handful of fresh cat food. I then mixed the "new" in with the "old" and voila..he began eating and purring. It looked cute, so I forgave him.
I then refreshed his water and he left his cat food for a drink of water. He sniffed it, turned and looked at me. Do you know what he wanted? Ice cubes! The damned cat only drinks ice water. The same damned cat who I caught three days ago drinking from the toilet. I put ice cubes in the water and he began drinking and purring. You think he was finished? Nooooooooooo!
As I sat back down at my computer to finish today's post, he came out of the kitchen, meowing with his mouth full of cat food! Meowrgh! Meowrgh! He wanted to be petted and the little bastard is spoiled rotten! I did pet him, ok?
The Monday Night Football game pitted the Philadelphia Eagles against the Dallas Cowboys and was a very exciting game, which the Eagles lost in the waning minutes, 41-37. One of the most interesting moments was when Philadelphia wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, caught a pass from quarterback Donovan McNabb and ostensibly was on his way to score in the end zone.
Prior to crossing the end zone line, Jackson, evidently mentally preparing for his choreographed monkey dance often displayed by players of his ilk, dropped the football. End result....., the touchdown was overturned and ruled a fumble. It was probably one of the biggest bonehead moves of all time and merits my nomination of DeSean Jackson for this week's Cats Ass Trophy. Here's the play, you make the call.
The presidential polls have been fluctuating since the beginning of the campaigns and most of these polls are either taken face to face or by telephone. In both of these types of polling, being politically correct must have some form of effect.
AOL has been running a computer poll since John McCain and Barack Obama were the final candidates. Prior to the conventions, John McCain consistently lead Barack Obama 67% to 33% in every state. After the conventions and to date, John McCain leads Barack Obama by a margin of 60% to 40% in every state. It seems that being politically correct doesn't affect how one votes by computer and methinks it will not affect how one votes behind drawn curtains in the voting booth. See for yourself. http://news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/09/11/aol-straw-poll-sept-11-18/
The Pictures: Take a look at this custom motorcycle I found today. How would you like to look in the rear view mirror and see this behind you? Oh, and there's a few other little ditties for you.
This Date In History: 1620; A group of 102 Pilgrims, most of them religious dissenters known as Separatists, depart for North America from Plymouth, England, aboard the Mayflower. 1804; French physicist Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac ascends to a record height of 23,018 feet in a hydrogen balloon. He measures the earth's magnetism, temperature, air pressure and chemical composition.
1810; Father Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla begins a revolt for Mexican independence from Spain, which will be formally granted ten years later after a long revolutionary war. 1940; Texas congressman Sam Rayburn is elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, a position he will hold during Democratic majorities in the House until his death in 1961.
Birthdays: Lauren Bacall, actress (1924), B.B. King blues guitarist and singer (1925), James Alan McPherson, writer (1943), Robin Yount, baseball player (1955).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A guy walked into a bar with a pet alligator by his side. He put the alligator up on the bar. He turned to the astonished patrons and said, 'I'll make you a deal. I'll open this alligator's mouth and place my genitals inside. Then the 'gator will close his mouth for one minute. He'll then open his mouth and I'll remove my unit unscathed.
In return for witnessing this spectacle, each of you will buy me a drink.' The crowd murmured their approval. The man stood up on the bar, dropped his trousers, and placed his privates in the alligator's open mouth. The 'gator closed his mouth as the crowd gasped. After a minute, the man grabbed a beer bottle and rapped the alligator hard on the top of its head.
The 'gator opened his mouth and the man removed his genitals unscathed as promised. The crowd cheered and the first of his free drinks were delivered. The man stood up again and made another offer. 'I'll pay anyone $100 who's willing to give it a try.'
A hush fell over the crowd. After a while, a drunk woman at the end of the bar said, " I'll try, but you have to promise not to hit me on the head with that beer bottle."
That's it for today my little tootsie rolls. More tomorrow.
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