From a crappy old book. I’m on a mission to catalog 365 Things I Am Tired Of Which I am Tired. In the interest of positive thinking, I thought I should counter with a year’s worth of things that tickled me to no end. This illustration from a 1933 edition of The Pilgrim’s Progress is #1.
http://www.playbuzz.com/jonb10/how-many-english-words-do-you-actually-know Folks, this is what’s wrong with the world today. Twenty-four correct of 30 possible is NOT an A+ and certainly does NOT deserve a gold star.24/30 = 0.8 = 80% = B-.Talk about grade inflation.
Label these 1-10, top to bottom, left to right. You’ll answer the quiz questions (below) using these numbers. Inspired by one of the books pictured above– which amused us to no end this weekend– I though we might take a quiz. Please match the recently purchased 50 cent book with my random musing &/or fun fact
Who’s there? Electolux. Electrolux who? Electrolux her father, but not her mother. From the chapter “Test Your Mythology IQ” in Literary Trivia: Fun and Games for Book Lovers (1994).That cracked me up. Here’s another bit of literary trivia for lovers of crappy old books: What do these four sentences have in common?WE ALL MAKE HIS PRAISE.I
Tip of the old John Deer cap to Mr. Big Food’s Dad who sent these along. Enjoy! Subject: 30 Things a Southern Boy Will Never Say…. 30. When I retire, I’m movin’ north. 29. I’ll take Shakespeare for 1000, Alex. 28. Duct tape won’t fix that.
Brilliantly staged photograph by Daughter C “We have come to claim our promise, O Oz,” Dorothy said. “What promise?” asked Oz. “You promised to send me back to Kansas when the Wicked Witch was destroyed,” said the girl. “And you promised to give me brains,” said the Scarecrow. “And you promised
Grip’s the raven. That’s why this is so funny.
“I’m half crazy all for the love of you.” Try and get that out of your head if you can. I dare you!
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I love you, a bushel and a peck! A bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck! A hug around the neck, and a barrel and a heap A barrel and a heap, and I’m talkin’ in my sleep. About you. About you! About you! My heart is leapin’! I’m having trouble sleepin’!
We continue this week’s etsy impromptu features with Ivan Werks, the shop owned by family members of loyal reader and frequent commenter (thank you!) ‘suek.’Here are a few of my favorites…. Check out Ivan Werk’s shop and if you’d like a different combination, let them know and they’ll make it for you. What’s your favorite etsy
HAHAHAHAHAHA! This has been my family’s standard joke for over 50 years. Mom whispers, “Shhhhh. Come quick!” And points out the window. “Look! A bunny!!” she says. So I tapped on Miss M’s door bright and early this morning. “There’s no bunny out there,” she asserted. Well. Looks like the joke’s on you! (Though why
Margarita’s door We were chatting about Capital Letters just the other day. No. Seriously. We chat about a lot of trivial stuff here at the Farm and the trivial subject of capitalization in old texts just happened to come up. We floated lots of hypotheses but since Miss M– who might have made a Major
Missy’s box after lunch. I’m not adjusting the color because I do have a life. But isn’t this the silliest thing you’ve seen today? It’s like they are best pals.
via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures More fun stuff at the link
The Product: Doritos The Premise: A mom returns from the grocery store, and asks her kids for some help unloading the car. They are not enthusiastic about it. The Punchline: … until they hear that she brought back Doritos, which launches them into a race to the minivan. The older sibling thinks he’s got it
Seriously? What does a groundhog who lives in a hole in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania know about the weather, anyway? I’m just going to stop listening to him. So there!
Nooks Crannies Obscure corners More nooks More crannies “Checked out by… ” (In my spare time I run a library.) More obscure corners Even more! Some folks could learn a thing or two from Daughter C’s attention to nooks, crannies, and obscure corners.
Today I had some ironing to do– the dining room table tablecloth and such. So, inspired by yesterday’s adventures, I popped in a movie. Missy enjoyed it immensely, as did I for the umpteenth time. Good Lord! I hope her little brain wasn’t affected by the various magnetic fields in the vicinity! I’d just hate
“Marica?” “Yes, Missy?” “Are you busy?” “Why, no. Not really. I’m just diddling around the World Wide Web. What’s up?” “I’m sensing a bit of excitement in the air. It portends of the unusual. Pray, is something different about to happen here at the Farm.” “Ruff?” “How perceptive of you, Missy!” “Ruff ruff! Ruff?” “You,