Saturday, March 27, 2010

Harry Nilsson - "Jump Into The Fire"

I have no idea why, but this song suddenly jumped into my head a few moments ago. I wasn't listening to music. Hmm. Anyway, I always liked the song, and I always liked Harry Nilsson.

Thank you, Harry.

Friday, March 26, 2010

When a Photograph isn't just a Photograph

Very Short Story - an old grin

Man driving down road.
Woman driving up same road.
They pass each other. Woman yells out window, PIG!
Man yells out window, BITCH!
Man rounds next curve.
Man crashes into a HUGE PIG in middle of road and dies.

Thought For the Day: If men would just listen ....


This may have been around memory is bad!

This is NOT a pushover test.
There are 20 questions. Average score is 12 . This one will be difficult for the younger set.
Have fun, but no peeking! When you forward this to your friends/family ,

1. What builds strong bodies 12 ways?
A. Flintstones vitamins
B. The Buttmaster
C. Spaghetti
D. Wonder Bread
E. Orange Juice
F. Milk
G.. Cod Liver Oil

2. Before he was Muhammed Ali, he was...
A. Sugar Ray Robinson
B. Roy Orbison
C. Gene Autry
D. Rudolph Valentino
E. Fabian
F. Mickey Mantle
G. Cassius Clay

3. Pogo, the comic strip character said, 'We have met the enemy and
A. It's you
B. He is us
C. It's the Grinch
D. He wasn't home
E. He's really mean
F. We quit
G. He surrendered

4. Good night David.
A. Good night Chet
B. Sleep well
C. Good night Irene
D. Good night Gracie
E. See you later alligator
F. Until tomorrow
G. Good night Steve

5. You'll wonder where the yellow went...
A. When you use Tide
B. When you lose your crayons
C. When you clean your tub
D. If you paint the room blue
E. If you buy a soft water tank
F. When you use Lady Clairol
G. When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent

6. Before he was the Skipper's Little Buddy, Bob Denver was Dobie's friend...
A. Stuart Whitman
B. Randolph Scott
C. Steve Reeves
D. Maynard G. Krebbs
E. Corky B. Dork
F. Dave the Whale
G. Zippy Zoo

7.. Liar, liar...
A. You're a liar
B. Your nose is growing
C. Pants on fire
D. Join the choir
E. Jump up higher
F. On the wire
G. I'm telling Mom

8. Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, Superman fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and...
A. Wheaties
B. Lois Lane
C. TV ratings
D. World peace
E Red tights
F.. The American way
G. News headlines

9. Hey kids! What time is it?
A. It's time for Yogi Bear
B It's time to do your homework
C. It's Howdy Doody Time
D. It's Time for Romper Room
E. It's bedtime
F. The Mighty Mouse Hour
G. Scoopy Doo Time

10. Lions and tigers and bears..
A. Yikes
B. Oh no
C. Gee whiz
D. I'm scared
E. Oh my
F. Help! Help!
G. Let's run

11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone...
A. Over 40
B. Wearing a uniform
C. Carrying a briefcase
D. Over 30
E. You don't know
F. Who says, 'Trust me'
G. Who eats tofu

12. NFL quarterback who appeared in a television commercial wearing women's stockings...
A. Troy Aikman
B. Kenny Stabler
C. Joe Namath
D. Roger Staubach
E. Joe Montana
F. Steve Young
G. John Elway

13. Brylcream...
A. Smear it on
B. You'll smell great
C. Tame that cowlick
D. Grease ball heaven
E.. It's a dream
F. We're your team
G. A little dab'll do ya

14. I found my thrill...
A. In Blueberry muffins
B. With my man, Bill
C. Down at the mill
D. Over the windowsill
E. With thyme and dill
F. Too late to enjoy
G. On Blueberry Hill

15. Before Robin Williams, Peter Pan was played by....
A. Clark Gable
B. Mary Martin
C. Doris Day
D. Errol Flynn
E. Sally Fields
F. Jim Carey
G. Jay Leno

16. Name the Beatles...
A. John, Steve, George, Ringo
B. John, Paul, George, Roscoe
C. John, Paul, Stacey, Ringo
D. Jay, Paul, George, Ringo
E. Lewis, Peter, George, Ringo
F. Jason, Betty, Skipper, Hazel
G. John, Paul, George, Ringo

17. I wonder, wonder, who.
A. Who ate the leftovers?
B. Who did the laundry?
C. Was it you?
D. Who wrote the book of love?
E. Who I am?
F. Passed the test?
G. Knocked on the door?

18. I'm strong to the finish...
A. Cause I eats my broccoli
B. Cause I eats me spinach
C. Cause I lift weights
D. Cause I'm the hero
E. And don't you forget it
F. Cause Olive Oyl loves me
G. To outlast Bruto

19. When it's least expected, you're elected, you're the star today
A. Smile, you're on Candid Camera
B. Smile, you're on Star Search
C. Smile, you won the lottery
D. Smile, we're watching you
E. Smile, the world sees you
F. Smile, you're a hit
G. Smile, you're on TV

20. What do M & M's do?
A. Make your tummy happy
B. Melt in your mouth, not in your pocket
C. Make you fat
D. Melt your heart
E. Make you popular
F. Melt in your mouth, not in your hand
G. Come in colors

What is your Pet Peeve?

Let's hear it from you guys, what irks you...really irks you.

I'm going to ponder mine for a while so I can come up with the one that really makes my blood pressure rise!

Not the toilet paper thing....
Not even the old lady in the ten items or less check-out with 4000 items....

Aaaah, the two people in the handicapped electronic chair/carts at WalMart next to each other, blocking the entire aisle. Maybe that's it....Nah, back to pondering for me.

Some more Swedish music

I would like to share some of Sweden with you again. This is an artist named Thomas Andersson Wij and he is known most for a old time gospel kinda music. It's religious without being so religious that those that are not can't relate (if that makes sense). It's usually very easy going but the message is interesting. This is one of my favorite songs by him because it just gets me thinking of growing up. Everything that we have experienced has formed us into what we are today good or bad. The subject matter is very simple but still profound to me. I don't know if I'm making any sense at all so I will just put the song up and do the lyric translation again. I hope you enjoy.

a windy foot bridge over the motorway
big empty fields
I hop a wheelie on my way home
under the rowan berry sky
The child care workers on balconies standing and smoking
and watching the sun set
over that little little forest
that was left
in the distance
the sound of a soccer match
and I carry it within me
I carry a whole world within me
a skateboard ramp in Masonite
and that shallow pond
There are children everywhere
a hole in the fence to the tennis court
and that other world
The drunk's german shepard look sad out there where they guard the centre
Once there was someone that noticed
an angel land
amongst the doves on the roof of the bank
and I carry it within me
I carry a whole world within me
and I carry it within me
I carry a whole world within me
all stories have a beginning
every stream have it's spring
and who can say that I am free
from what has happen before
I carry a whole world within me
I carry a whole world within me
There is a time that is so new, that even concrete is beautiful
I stand up high on a mountain
and I see the apartment complexes stretch towards the finger of God
and it's us that live there that will write the new story
but no one is saying anything
about what it would be about
and why we are alive
and I carry it within me
I carry a whole world within me
all stories have a beginning
everyone has their own song
and who can say that I am completely free
of that which has happened before
I carry a whole world within me
I carry a whole world within me
and I carry it within me
I carry a whole world within me
and I carry it within me
I carry a whole world within me

phew, his lyrics were quite difficult to translate. There are alot of references to growing up in Stockholm so not everything translated so well. plus I'm not great at translation to begin with, so I hope you get the basic understanding of the song. So please enjoy.

Four for Fridays

Hello everybody! Time has been flying these days! It's Friday already... This week's questions are about transportation.

1) Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?

2) Have you ever been in a car accident? Was it serious?

3) Have you ever driven a motorcycle?

4) Have you ever taken a ride in a limo?

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Warrior Song

I received this in an email a few days ago and I've been debating posting it ever since. On the one hand, it is very supportive of our troops, and it has a hell of a beat; on the other hand, its lyrics are quite brutal (as is war). You've been warned:

Another Unfortunate Headline

First we hear about being taunted by a naked Rahm Emmanual, now this!


I have the certificates ready for our 1st Best of Racine vote.
We had clear winners except for one 2 way tie for
Best Italian Restaurant.

Please vote now, I will be delivering the certificates in a week -

Please cast your vote for either -

Salute or Infusino's

thanks for your help!

I tried adding the certificate rough draft on here and was told it was
corrupt or the wrong format, email it is, check those inboxes!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010