Friday, January 9, 2009


I've decided to close this blog. After weeks of trying to figure out what I can possibly add here that would be of interest, I came to the realization that you can only run into a brick wall so many times before something gives. So as of Monday January 12, 2009 this blog will cease to exist.

Thank you to those that came by for a chuckle. I wish you all the best for 2009.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

First Known Superman Cartoon Series

I was elated when I found the following clip. Here is the description that is posted on  Like Television.

The first cartoon series based on Superman, created by Dave and Max Fleischer, who also created most of the great Popeye cartoons!

This early Superman gives you the origin of The Man of Steel, plus an adventure with a Mad Scientist!

The clip is from 1942 and while I enjoyed watching it I couldn't help notice the conflict in details. I was lead to believe that when the rocket from Krypton landed on earth, the child, Kal El, was found by George and Martha Kent and raised as their own. These clips say he was raised at an orphanage. Curiouser and curiouser.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Business Related Death

A cardiologist had died and was given an elaborate funeral. A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service.

Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside.

The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.

At that point, one of the mourners suddenly burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said, "I'm sorry, I was just thinking of my own funeral.

I happen to be a gynecologist."

It was at that point that the proctologist fainted.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Married Life

A man and a woman, who had never met before but who were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a trans-continental train.

Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly, he in the upper berth and she in the lower.

At 1:00 AM, the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying, "Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold."

"I have a better idea," she replied "Just for tonight, let's pretend we're married."

"Wow! That's a great idea!", he exclaimed.

"Good," she replied."Get your own damn blanket."

After a couple minutes of silence, he farted.

Monday, January 5, 2009

To All You Survivors

To All The Kids Who Survived The 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's, This One's For You.

  • First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

  • They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

  • After that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

  • We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

  • As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

  • Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat  (growing up in the country, I used to love doing this).

  • We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

  • We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.

  • We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, bacon and drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar and, we weren't overweight. WHY? Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

  • We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

  • We would spend hours building our go-carts out of wood scraps and buggy wheels then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times,we learned to solve the problem.

  • We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. We had friends and we went outside and found them!

  • We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

  • We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

  • We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them. There were no cell phones and we didn't need a ride.

  • Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

  • The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! Not like a lot of parents today.

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If you are one of them....


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