Ok, it's supposed to be "Talk Like A Pirate Day" and I'll drink to that. I'm not sure who invented it but I figure that the worst that can happen is that I'll just modify my "drink like a sailor" act and it will be an excellent reason for celebrating in AREA 51. Then again, I drink to Potato Week so it won't be much of a stretch for me.
Today is my pal Emilio's birthday and he likes to celebrate it starting two days before and ending two days after, so chances are it will be a late night. We started Wednesday night and I'm relatively sure it'll continue until Sunday evening. In the interim, I'm warming up with plenty of water and vitamins so that I have enough get up and go to be able to get up and go (what?).
Congratulations to my pal and fellow AREA 51 member, Linda for being selected as guest editor for AOL Journal's Magic Smoke. You can read her journal, Linda's World by clicking the link on my sidebar or click the following link. http://journals.aol.com/lsfp1960/LindasWorld/
Club Pogo: I am a member and I know that some of you are, as well. I am considering having a designated day (or night) for one hour each week where we can have private games just for us. I haven't given this any deep thought, but off the top of my head, it can be anytype of group participation games (i.e. bingo, poker, bowling, etc). The games could change each week or be the same, depending on the wishes of the participants.
If you are not a Club Pogo member, please let me know and I can send you a free pass so that you can see how it works. Let me know what you think in your comments. For those shy ones who don't (or can't) comment, you know my email.
The Cat's Ass Trophy (CAT) Award has had no nominees as yet, this week. Nominations are open until 12:00 noon on Monday, so keep looking under those rocks, there's always one out there.
Questions and thoughts: If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? If someone suffering from multi-personality disorder threatens to kill himself, is that considered a hostage situation? Where do forest rangers go to get away from it all? One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
If a deaf person swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap? How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow deer crossing signs? Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery? The main reason Santa is so jolly is that he knows where all the bad girls live. Is there another word for synonym? Atheism is a non-prophet organization. If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked? The good thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.
The Pictures: Seeing that today is "talk like a pirate day," guess what? There's also some cryptic and blatant hellos mixed in there as well. Oh, and drinks for the ladies.
This Date In History: 1846; English poets Elizabeth Barrett and Richard Browning elope to Italy after marrying, against her father's wishes, in England. 1914; The Reims Cathedral in France, built in the 13th century, is severely damaged by German shells during a World War I bombardment.
1928; Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in the animated short Plane Crazy. Later that year, he will star in Steamboat Willie, the first animated film with synchronized sound. 1934; Carpenter Bruno Hauptman is arrested for the kidnapping and murder two years before of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh.
Birthdays: My pal, Emilio. Happy Birthday my friend (19XX), William Colding, novelist (1911), Emil Zatopek, distance runner (1922), Al Oerter, American track-and-field athlete who was the first person to win the gold medal in the discus event in four consecutive Olympic games (1936), Joe Morgan, baseball player (1943). Jeremy Irons, actor (1948)
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
A sailor meets a pirate in a bar and the two begin swapping sea tales. The sailor notices that the pirate has a peg-leg, a hook and an eye patch. The sailor says, "So, how did you end up with the peg-leg?" The pirate replies, "We were in a storm at sea and I was swept overboard into a school of sharks. Just as my men were pulling me out, a shark bit my leg off."
The sailor says, "Wow! What about your hook?" The pirate says, "My men and I were plundering in the middle east. I was caught stealing from a merchant and the punishment for theft is the loss of the hand that steals..., they cut it off."
The sailor exclaimed, "That's incredible! How did you get the eye patch?" The pirate said, "I looked up at the mast of my ship and a seagull shit in my eye."
The sailor said, "You lost your eye from seagull shit?" The pirate said, "No, it was my first day with the hook."
That's it for today my little swash bucklers. Have a great and safe weekend and more on Monday.
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