Family, Humor, Literature

Occasional Quote of the Day: “Mollocking in the Sukebind”

I had a peripatetic childhood, and by the time I finished high school I’d attended well over a dozen schools on three different continents, with time off for good behavior during a glorious year (in about third grade) where there wasn’t a school anywhere in sight. My mother, who was largely disinterested in her parenting… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: “Mollocking in the Sukebind”

Culture, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Humor

Occasional Quote of the Day: Everybody’s Saying SPAM!

Happy 83rd Birthday, Spam! This much maligned loved product, from the Hormel Company, was first introduced to the world on July 5, 1937. Its name was based on two words (neither of whose products is actually in thing itself): SPiced and hAM. Thus, SP-AM. (The ingredients in Spam, as announced in early days were “pork, salt,… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: Everybody’s Saying SPAM!

Animals, Humor

Could This Be the Difference Between a ‘Paper Wasp’ and Your Favorite Leftist?

This isn’t a “Let’s Hate Leftists” thread. I have many friends who are considerably to my Left on the political spectrum, and some of them are very dear to me, although I think they’re wrong about almost everything. But the question above was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this headline:… Continue reading Could This Be the Difference Between a ‘Paper Wasp’ and Your Favorite Leftist?

Humor, Knitting, Miscellaneous

If I’m Ever Arrested, I Hope It’s For Something Like this

I’m 65 years old. I’ve never been much of a drinker, but I’ll cop to having been a bit sloshed a few times in my life, most of them in the distant past. As I get older though, the stuff has more of an effect on me, which is why it’s probably a good thing… Continue reading If I’m Ever Arrested, I Hope It’s For Something Like this

Animals, Funny Links, Humor

And Now For Something Completely Different

In case you were wondering exactly what it is that rabbits do for entertainment during the lockdown, when nights draw in, and when they're sheltering in place, wonder no more!  No.  It's not that.  Glory be.  Get your minds out of the gutter. It's this. (What follows is filler: Apparently this post is too short… Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different

Humor

Not the Quote of the Day: Sticky Bee Edition

Proposed:  Any individual who has to start out a sentence with “I don’t want to be standing here in the freezing cold and the pouring rain glued to a bus,” has already lost the argument. The article, in The Daily Mirror, contains plenty of other gems that signal that, perhaps, things are not going so well for “Extinction… Continue reading Not the Quote of the Day: Sticky Bee Edition