Saturday, March 7, 2015

Daylight Saving Time Begins Tomorrow

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM tomorrow, Sunday, March 8th.  Turn your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed for the night or you might be late for church tomorrow. 

OrbsCorbs for President in 2016

I hereby toss my hat into the political circus ring and declare my candidacy for President of the United States of America.  I'm running, er, more like ambling, as an Independent.  I support everybody and everything in this great nation of ours.

My current campaign slogan:

Open Blog - Weekend

Chill out.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Meanwhile, at the Walmart test facility…..

Four for Fridays

Hello everyone and welcome back! What a week! It started off slow and them quickly gained momentum .... Now it's like wildfire. Looking forward to Sunday... Anyways, your questions...

1) Have you ever attended a candlelit vigil?

2) When was the last time you went to the library?

3) Have you ever watched nature programs?

4) How many cars have you ever owned?

Enjoy your weekend!

Open Blog - Friday

What a great guy!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

You know you're getting older . . .

You know you're getting older when AARP Magazine's cover boy is:

"Main Street bridge to be repaired, closed this month"

From The Journal

March 04, 2015 7:20 pm  •  CARA SPOTO
"RACINE — The Main Street lift bridge will undergo emergency repairs later this month to fix cracks in its locking system.

"The cracks don’t pose a danger to motorists or others traveling across the bridge, but Public Works officials say the problem needs to be fixed to ensure the bridge is in working order ahead of boating season.

"The U.S. Coast Guard requires the city to staff and open and bridge by April 1 of each year.

"In a letter to the Public Works and Services Committee, Assistant Public Works Commissioner Tom Eeg explained that this winter, bridge inspectors had noticed problems with two parts of the bridge’s locking system — a tip lock and guide arm."

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This damn bridge is a lemon.  I believe that's it's been closed for repair numerous times a year during boating season.  They're always working on it.

This illustrates to me the bullshit power of "New and Improved."  We had to give a ton of money to Main Marine because they claimed that the bridge would divert traffic away from them.  They ended up closing, anyway.

I remember the old bridge with wooden planks for a "sidewalk."  It worked fine.  But, no, someone had to spend taxpayers' money on something.

I used to drive down Main Street every day to see mom.  I hated it when the bridge was closed.  Now, it will affect me little.   

"Russia’s Pravda Bashes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker"

From Racine Exposed:

"Russia’s Pravada runs a hard hitting Editorial titled: 

"Will Wisconsin’s ignorance become America’s ignorance again?

"And makes RE wonder – what happened to the spineless Wisconsin State Journal and The Journal Times? The times they are a changing when Pravda is telling great truths about American Politicians and the Political Environment – while American Newspapers cover up the truth and actively war-monger."

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I second that.

Alltime10s Thursdays

"Missing Burlington Teen"

From RacineUncovered:

"Missing Burlington teen. Family is worried sick about her. Foul play is NOT suspected at this point. Her name is Paige Strobel. She left school Thursday 2-26 around 10am with a friend and hasn’t come home.  She was last seen in class at  Burlington High School. She was wearing sweats and a blue Jacket has a zebra striped back pack and a multi colored 'hippy bag' . Parents believe it has peace signs on it. She is about 5’8″ and around 160 lbs. If you have any information or know her whereabouts you are asked to contact Racine County Dispatch at 262-886-2300 or Burlington Police Department reference #15-3039."

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Open Blog - Thursday

I could never do that much in a day.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Weekday Funny

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my winter weary friends!  How are you?  This weather is ridiculous.  It’s March.  When does the warm up start?  I’m not asking for miracles, just some more seasonable weather.  It’s supposed to warm as the week progresses.  I hope so.  I’m sick of snow and ice and freezing rain.  Now, as the snow melts, comes the ugly snow banks showing dirt and trash that they’ve collected through the winter.

At least, I have “my boys” to do the snow removal around here.   Señor Zanza and Junior get the job done.  Junior expects some monetary compensation for doing a chore that I did many times as a youth without any payment.  Times have changed.  Junior knows better than to ask me, but Señor Zanza always pays him off.

Same old stuff in the city: robberies, burglaries, corruption and bribes.  The clock is running on the bar owners’ lawsuit against the city.  The legal fees must be astronomical, with plenty more to come.  Either way, we, the residents, lose.  It’s like hosting a party that you’re not allowed to attend.  Win, lose, or draw, we’re paying for it.  And we’ll probably never know the total cost.

Did you read in the Journal Times about the “second million dollar ticket sold at Durand Avenue BP?”

Darn. Sometimes I so wish that I didn’t take an oath to not mess with lotteries, sports, etc.  The Psychics Association of America sets high standards for its members. Eh, the money would probably kill me.  But I’d die with a smile on my face.

Less than 10% of registered voters voted in the last primary.  That says it all.  If the sheep don’t care, the wolves will take them all.

I love you, my dears, and thank you for reading my blog today.  I love visitors and I hope that you enjoy the blog.

“And we’ll probably never know the total cost.” Ask

Drive and walk carefully in this “winter wonderland.”  There are huge piles of snow everywhere.  Watch for children playing on them. Yesterday’s snow was “packy”- perfect for snowballs, snow forts, and snow men.  Take care of yourselves, Irregulars.  I love you all and I always imagine a huge group hug.  It feels good.

Open Blog - Wednesday

That's some fancy writing that our children's children will not comprehend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Poll: If you could live forever...

Do you measure up?

From The Huffington Post:

"Average Penis Size Study Shows 'Normal' Isn't Necessarily What You Thought"

RapidEye via Getty Images


"What's the average penis size? The results are in, and they show it takes less to be well-endowed than you might think.

"The average length of an erect penis is 5.16 inches (13.12 centimeters) and the average circumference is 4.59 inches (11.66 centimeters), according to a new analysis of penis length studies involving more than 15,000 men around the world. As for a flaccid penis, the average length is 3.61 inches (9.16 centimeters) and the average circumference is 3.66 inches (9.31 centimeters)."

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My belly is so big that I haven't seen my penis for awhile.  It's there somewhere.

Open Blog - Tuesday

Aw, you, too, Mr. Panda.

Monday, March 2, 2015

"Cave-digging artist finds inspiration underground"

Submitted by legal stranger:


Red Throated Loon!

Yesterday Drew and I went to Coal Dock Park in Port Washington Wi. Drew had heard that there was a Red Throated Loon that someone else had seen out there and he wanted to go and get some pictures of it. So we went out there to get some pictures. There was some people fishing in the harbor with the water fowl swimming and diving for fish. I can tell you one thing by the harbor up there and peaceful. We had a real experience there yesterday.

Drew was walking around and getting pictures of different water fowl and when he was done we were just about to leave and then we seen a Red Throated Loon flopping around in the water. The Loon got hooked by one of the fishemens hooks and you should have seen Drew jump out of the car and walk really fast over were the Loon was. There was another birder there too and he had a jacket to wrap the Loon in to calm it down. The fisherman brought the Loon out of the water with his net and to not only one hook out of the Loon but a total of three out. I saw Drew walking toward the car with the Loon and I started to make phone calls to see were we can take the Loon to get looked at. No answer at the Humane Society up there, no answer with the DNR, I called the police they came and had no answers for us so I called a friend of ours that is a birder in Milwaukee and she told me to take it to the Milwaukee Humane Society. So she sent me directions and she called to let them know we were on are way there with the Loon. I was driving with a Loon on Drew's lap and believe it the Loon was just at content as could be in the car on his lap but did not like getting out of the car and going in the building. I just wanted to pet the Loon but I was being good and just left him alone. He is at the Humane Society getting treated and we have a email address that we can keep in touch to see how he is doing.

I was talking to a man in the car next to be and he said the day before he hooked a Golden Eye Duck and he just left the hook in the duck and put him back in the water. That really upset me and I told Drew about that too.

Here is a picture of the Red Throated Loon that we took to the Humane Society.

Open Blog - Monday

Want magic? Make Monday disappear.