Category: Humor


Spam To Annoy…and Creep You Out

Okay, so I know that this is just spam…and they really should have used spell check, but this kind of makes me want to sleep in a Ziplock bag.
I know that bed bugs are a serious problem (especially when traveling), however the wording of this makes me cringe and laugh at the same time.  As if in talking about insect excrement you NEEDED to add “bitter” for emphasis!
From: !!! WARNING !!! <bed.bugs.warning@tjtitles.in>
To:
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2038 8:14 PM
Subject: What does DR. OZ and other experts say about BED BUGS?
DO YOU SLEEP IN A BED? No matter how often you wash your sheets, your bed is an insect breeding ground, teeming with thousands of hideous, crab-like dust mites aggressively laying eggs in your pillow and mattress causing you and your family to suffer year long allergy attacks. While you sleep they wake up and start to crawl, eating your skin flakes and drink the moisture on your flesh. It gets worse. Did you know that 10 percent of the weight of a 2 year old pillow is actually dead mites and their feces? This means every night you and your family are sleeping in the equivelant of an insects toilet, actually covered in melandge of both their living and dead bodies, and oceans of their bitter excrement.I haven’t even gotten to the worst part about your bed yet… The BED BUGS

Click Here for more info and the SOLUTION!

 

I can imagine reading this along with an eerie soundtrack.  And yes, I made sure that the link was not active…for your safety!

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Event staged by AMC, Thinkmodo & SFX makeup artist Sue Lee.

 

AMC’s The Walking Dead returns on October 14th!!!

Man’s Best Friend

Last weekend, I flew to Dallas to visit some friends for the weekend.   As my friend was driving us to the airport on Monday, we pulled out of the drive behind his house and into the street.  We made a slow right turn onto a neighborhood street and, from the back seat I heard, “Is that a dog?”  “It’s three dogs!”  I looked up just in time to see three good-sized dogs occupying the driver’s seat, front seat passenger’s seat and back seat of an SUV that was parallel parked along the curb.

Now this sight might not seem so strange in the telling, however it seemed, at the time, to almost go by in slow motion as we passed.  All of us in the car….staring, and all three dogs turning their heads (slowly) to follow our car as we drove by.  Definitely “shifty” looking.

My mind has a tendency to take something and “run with it”…so of course, I immediately began wondering aloud what these “shifty” and “suspicious-looking” characters were doing in my friend’s neighborhood.  Even going so far as to wonder if my friend’s dog, Ellee, had planned to have a little party around the pool with her “hoodlum” friends”, once everyone was out of the house.

Now, I didn’t have time to grab my phone and snap a picture, but I found one that will give some idea as to what the scene was like….

Sure there have been other animals that “drive” cars….

"Toonces The Driving Cat"

However….the look was less happy and more suspicious.  Like this dog….

Definitely up to no good.

It was a funny sight and a great way to cap off a great weekend.   It also got me looking for some of my favorite commercials from earlier this year.

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Happy Holidays!!!

Just a couple of things to share that made me laugh during this hectic holiday season.  First was the fortune that I received in my cookie after a Chinese food dinner:

I don’t know about something wonderful happy-ing…but it did make me smile.

Then, while we were fighting through the shopping crowds this past weekend, we passed by a mannequin in Macy’s that seemed to be a little off:

Someone was either in a hurry or this mannequin has been having some “holiday fun” after the store closes and barely made it back to her spot at opening time!

White Lightning!!!

Okay, so I’ve recently discovered a new guilty pleasure.  As I was finishing up my Tipsy Tech exam in Austin on Wednesday night, December 6th, Discovery Channel was premiering a new show.

Moonshine is described by dictionary.com as:  a smuggled or illicitly distilled liquor, especially corn liquor illicitly distilled chiefly in rural areas of the southern U.S.

I stumbled upon this show just this week as I was searching for something to watch on television one evening.  Tired of surfing, I stopped on the Discovery Channel and decided to watch the uplifting documentary “2012 Apocalypse”.  During one of the commercial breaks I was treated to this promo:

Anyone interested in how spirits were once (and apparently still are) made, might want to check out this show.  It’s kind of a cross between a Do It Yourself show and COPS.  Any show featuring characters with names like Tickle and Popcorn deserves at least a look.

As funny as I think some of the characters are, it’s important to mention that just today a story came out of India reporting on the very serious and dangerous side of moonshine.

Moonshiners on Discovery Channel is now in its second week, with three episodes already having aired.  You can watch full episodes of Moonshiners here.

They Built This City

Okay, so last week ABC  News published an article about Rolling Stone magazine’s online poll  that named “We Built This City” by Starship as the worst song of the 80’s.  There was a complete top ten list on their blog.

I wish to focus on their number one pick.


 I had the chance to see Starship (along with Night Ranger) on their 1985 tour.  This was when Night Ranger was promoting their new album 7 Wishes and singing their hits from, Midnight Madness and Dawn Patrol (“You Can Still Rock in America”,” When You Close Your Eyes”, among others and encoring with” Sister Christian” and “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”).   Starship was promoting Knee Deep In The Hoopla.

Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship have gone through band name changes and band member changes throughout their time together (mid 1960’s – present), but the band members in the 80’s were already in their mid 30’s to 40’s and were playing more pop, synthesizer based songs.  This was fine with me, because I wasn’t a big teen rocker anyway.  It was the 80’s remember.  Let’s just say that John Hughes had a lot to do with my music choices as a teen.

I couldn’t remember the exact date of the concert, but Stone City Attractions has it as Thursday, October 24, 1985.

Found a review of the concert from the Houston show at the Houston Chronicle archives.  I really don’t remember much of the concert (because I was so young) but I do remember that I was probably the only person in the Convention Center Arena that bought a Starship tshirt instead of a Night Ranger tshirt.  Um, yeah, told you I wasn’t much of a rocker in the 80’s.

Even though Rolling Stone’s online readers considered “We Built This City” as the worst song of the 80’s in their poll, I’ve come to realize that way back then, I experienced something pretty cool.

Check it out.  Starship (no longer able to call themselves “Jefferson” Anything due to a lawsuit by a former member) was an iconic band.  However, I was too young to appreciate it.  Also, they came into my consciousness after their psychedelic rock years,  when they were already playing more pop and had lost most of their original members.  But Grace Slick had such an intense voice, is a rock and roll icon and has been a trail blazer for modern rock women.  Check out White Rabbit or Somebody to Love if you don’t believe me.

You can watch Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane sing White Rabbit at Woodstock here.

Jefferson Airplane is a band that is thought of by many when they think about/remember/imagine “the summer of love”.  According to blogcritics.org, they played the three big music festivals of the 1960’s:  Monterey, Altamont, & Woodstock and they were on the June 28, 1968 cover of LIFE magazine.

AND they were eventually inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

So I figure if they want to claim that they built this city…who am I to disagree?  Also, according to the information from the Houston Chronicle archives, Starship played White Rabbit during their encore during their 1985 tour.

Okay, so maybe I don’t remember much of that night all those years ago,  but I can say that I was there in the Convention Center Arena in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, October 24, 1985 listening to rock legend Grace Slick sing “White Rabbit”.

MY MIND IS OFFICIALLY BLOWN!