2022 February

Friday, February 4, 2022

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[American Legion] Absolutely magnificent video. I haven’t seen one this superbly done in a very long time. I texted it round the world. Thank you so very much for this beautiful production and the extraordinary men and women of our American Legion Post that made this event possible.
With love, blessings & respect, John Donnelly
Post 145 Wounded Warrior 2022



[Testing] And I thought it was a nasal swab?

[Crooks] Social media scammers made off with $770 million last year. Last year, consumers reportedly lost $770 million to scams on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Link
[“Cart guy”] If it wasn’t for the successful people leaving their carts in the middle of the parking lot, the poor cart guy would be out of a job and collecting welfare and his children would be starving and the roof would leak.
Anyone Feeling Old Today?
The Beatles split 52 years ago.
The movie Wizard of Oz is 82 years old.
Elvis is dead 44 years. He’d be 86 today.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller video is 38 years old.
JFK assassinated 58 years ago.
Mickey Mantle retired 53 years ago.
The movie Saturday Night Fever is 44 years old.
The Ed Sullivan show ended 49 years ago.
The Corvette turned 68 years old this year.
The Mustang is 57
Yowsa, yowsa, yowsa!
[England Too] Annual UK grocery bill could rise by £180 amid cost-of-living squeeze. Prices rose 3.8% over the four weeks to 23 January compared with same period in 2021. Link


[2024 Eclipse] Not too early to start planning.

[Friday Joke] A food critic visits a local restaurant to review its food for the town magazine. The owner welcomes him and shows him to the table. The food is presented to him and after a while, the critic calls the owner to say that there is something missing in his bowl of soup. The owner asks whether it is too spicy or sweet or salty. When the food critic says no, the owner decides to taste the soup himself, but he can’t find the spoon. “Yeah,” says the critic, “that’s what is missing.”


Why cats are not allowed in the operating room.

[Update Spelling] We have a “D” in Wednesday, let’s all work on removing it. It doesn’t matter why.


[Inflation] How would you like to be feeding a family of 4 that includes 2 teenage eating machines.

Those god damned exterminators bug hell out of me.


Guys, Valentines Day is on the horizon. Don’t be that other guy, be this…

[“I’m successful and leave my cart in the lot for the cart guy”] The only thing you appear to be successful at is wasting the cart guy’s employer’s wages. You are successful at adding inefficiency to cart collecting which raises the costs for everyone.
[R.I.P. Coffee Butler] Lofton “Coffee” Butler, a beloved musician in Key West where the city’s amphitheater is named for him, died Tuesday night. He was 93. The piano player and singer, who in recent years appeared in several sold-out shows at the Key West Theater, fell ill in early January and was hospitalized in Miami. A concert starring Butler and other Keys musicians set for Jan. 17 at the theater was canceled. Link
[Friday Joke] A family was having dinner once when the youngest boy asked his father whether worms tasted nice when we eat them. Both the parents reprimanded the little boy and told him that these things shouldn’t be discussed over the dinner table. When the father asked the boy after dinner why he had asked such a question, he replied, “Papa, I think worms taste okay because there was one in your noodles.


6 more weeks, brrrr!

[Dryer Dog] Dog refuses to leave warmth of clothes dryer. Watch two adorable dogs get themselves into tiny and cozy situations. Video