Category Archives: Humor

And Jesus Said….


PLEASE HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR, ESPECIALLY ABOUT RELIGION!

The Mad Hatters

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Capturing The Spirit of MEDIOCRITY!


Oh, at last! I’ve found another soul that understands, and appreciates MEDIOCRITY!
One “Old Coot” seems to understand the true value of mediocrity, and has put it into words so well. Here’s a bit of the short post that’s well worth reading. ~ sekanblogger

Up With Mediocrity

Brace Yourself for the Mediocre

“Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.” Joseph Heller

Coots want to honor mediocrity today. It is easy to take mediocrity for granted. It looks so easy but it is not. People fail to appreciate the difficulty in maintaining an even keel in life; charting that difficult course between accomplishment and blithering idiocy. Most people just  can’t manage this. Try as they might, they fail. They either excel at something without even noticing  or expose their stupidity because they don’t know how to maintain proper discipline.  Humans are complex and operate on many levels which makes the seemingly simple task of being mediocre almost impossible. Most people have some dimension of their being which stands out. There seems always to be some talent or skill which is unique or memorable and most people just don’t have the skills to cover it up. This is why for most people being mediocre is impossible. No matter how hard they try to tone down those areas, they just can’t do it. Something stands out.

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The Sparrow


I thought this card was appropriate for this year’s election season.

It’s also not party specific, so apply the little poem to whomever you despise the most! The card is actually the size of a business card, and I believe it to be around 100 years old. There are no markings to identify the printer, author or date, but I assume it’s that old because it was with a box of postcards that are 100 years old. The paper has the look, feel and color of the old postcards.

I did a quick internet search of the poem and came up with zero results. If anyone has heard or seen this before, please leave a comment to satisfy my curiosity.

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The Arrow of Time


As of now, humans have detected only a small percentage of the matter in the universe, and we hypothesize that there is no ending point to the ‘arrow of time’. Considering these two widely accepted truths, I believe that all things truly are possible.

If time is endless- as it appears to be, every imaginable scenario will eventually happen.

“In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” 
― Douglas Adams

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Wall Street Wankers


WARNING – If you’re easily offended, especially by “The F-word”, please skip this post.

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Antique Postcard ~ Hallowe’en 1912


From the looks of this card, Hallowe’en not only had an apostrophe,

100 years ago it does not look near as SCARY either!

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ELVIS SIGHTING!


This photo is proof that someone not too far from here is a GENUINE REDNECK!

The picture was taken near Welch Oklahoma. Oklahoma is, of course, just Baja Kansas.

Notice the cowboy boot nailed to the porch. What is the license plate for? To keep the rain out of the boot?

Hmmm….most peculiar. Okay Elvis, start the guitar!

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Blunt and Frank


New theme song for “Occupy Wall Street”?

This was recorded in 1975, so it’s not exactly written for today’s protesters, but it sure does stand the test of time.

I’ve heard or read Shawn tell about different song’s lyrics, but not this one. Maybe it was written about the Savings and Loan Scandal. The Bush family did quite well being “bailed out” way back then, over 35 years ago!

Blunt And Frank

Mr. Blunt and Mr. Frank

Were standin’ in the halls of their 7 figure bank

Wonderin’ what in the world

They were gonna do for you

I can take the brunt

If you can take the flank

Explained Mr. Blunt to timid Mr. Frank

Wonderin’ what in the world

They were gonna do for you

We been stealin’ this money most every day

And ain’t nobody caught us in any way

But something’s tellin’ me

Now our goose is cooked

We been raisin’ our prices

On the kiddies ices

And the bedroom suites on the corner store

Don’t you think that they could go up some more?

Then with everybody jivin’

About how to be survivin’

We could bring ’em back down again

And it’s gone full circle

While the world bank wins again

Revolution no solution

To the government’s illusion

That the people are amusin’

With the prices that we’re usin’

And I think that they’re abusing

Everything that we try to do

Defamation to the nation

That is drowning in inflation

Immigration, isolation is a useless tabulation

To the calculation that the world

Is gonna want to come to you

So people in distress gonna worry nonetheless

‘Bout the monetary mess from an educated guess, never really blessed

I think we must confess it now

So people jump and shout,

Everything is out

And I’ve said what I have to say

Everybody sit back

While I get ready to play

Where you gonna go

When the people gonna know

That they’re ripping us off again

Right back down

To the same old hole we been in

Bet your bottom dollar

That you’re really gonna holler

When your friends turn you down again

Not a thin dime

To keep in you in your time of men

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FIVE RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFE:


1. Money cannot buy happiness, but its more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.

2. Forgive your enemy but remember the bastard’s name.

3. Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you when they’re in trouble again.

4. Many people are alive only because its illegal to shoot them.

5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.

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Toccata and Fugue / For God’s sake, MOVE ON!


Conn Sixty-B Pro Model

As a child, beginning in the 4th grade, I was obsessed with playing the trumpet.

Not a bad thing I guess, unless you’re the parents of such child.

At least it wasn’t a drum set.

When I found a new piece I wanted to master (often classical), I had an obsessive routine I carried out. I would practice the same piece over and over, and then some more. My rule was that I had to be able to play the piece 10 times in a row without missing a note, then I could take a break or play something else.

My bedroom, where I practiced, was upstairs. If I was trying a difficult piece, you can imagine how long I might spend on this routine.

The parents were just as patient and supportive as Ward and June Cleaver (Wally…not so much), but enough is enough. When they reached their breaking point, they had a simple signal: they grabbed a broom and tapped it on the ceiling from downstairs. Thus “the signal” became routine; tap-tap-tap on the ceiling meant “For God’s sake, MOVE ON!”

This is a bit long for most people’s attention span. In that case, just “tap-tap” the keyboard and MOVE ON!

 

The Conn 60B was the most versatile, the finest trumpet ever created by Conn. .. designed for the professional. Conn produced the 60B “Super Constellation” from 1967 through 1972.

The Conn Sixty-B Pro trumpet now resides in my closet, waiting for a time when it’s only friend has the money to refurbish it, AND….the time to PRACTICE!

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