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The Time Is At Hand

Last week we ran a post on feet. This week, to be fair, we provide equal time to hands - no not the guy who wrote about the Dutch speed skater - but those appendages at the end of your arms. Hands figure prominently in our society. For example, lately you can't open a paper, change a channel or visit a website without reading about government hand-outs...
They figure prominently in Michaelangelo's depiction of creation with the hands of God and Adam...
Here's an updated version but they aren't exactly depicting creation...in fact they're advocating the exact opposite... Where would sports be without hands. In football, plays are made or broken on the importance of hands. Hey, did you about the football game in the leper colony? Seems there was a hand-off in the backfield.
I have no idea of the utlity of these and even less of an idea of what to say about them. What next? Bermuda shorts for hands? Shoes for fingers? This is Venus de Milo. I didn't know her personally …

Sunday Funnies

One event transcended all others last week and that was the death Thursday of Senator Edward Kennedy. The so-called Kennedy dynasty lost it's last living member, something not lost on America's editorial cartoonists...








A Winner Who Doesn't Rugby The Wrong Way

Lot's of great captions this week. They all made me laugh.
For example, past winner Renal Failure just missed the net with
This is NOT how we greet the Queen, Richard.

And newcomer TheWordWire hit the post with
Hey, I got your World Cup right here.

Perennial honourable mention lotgk narrowly missed with Lady Gaga... Sans makeup

But Quirkyloon lived up to her name, going in a completely different direction, coming out of left field and scoring big with this off-the-wall winning bullet...


MmmmmmAaaaaaZzzzzzDdddddAaaaaa Mazda dance.
Ah we can dance if we want to, we can leave those cars behind Cause your cars don't dance and if they don't dance Well they're no cars of mine!

Way to go Quirks. You be hangin' with Dufus. And ,thanks to Don, last week's winner over at Beyond Left Field, we now have an inscribed Dufus suitable for mounting, er, ah, hanging, um make that displaying. Congrats my friend - well deserved.





An Ode to Feet

This little ditty's really quite neat And pays homage to hooves, dogs - feet! Some folks love to dip them in the pool

Others use them to be quite the fool

Some I've seen full of tats

These are Usain Bolt's, what's up with that?

Some folks bronze them 'cause they love them so much


Others get close, play footsie and such


Some get scraped, bloody and bruised


Others sport dainty fuck-me shoes


These ones I saw sitting in a movie seat


And these are so tiny and perfect and neat


Most people's have a total of (count 'em) ten toes But very few can successfully touch them to their nose!

**** Pump those little feet of yours and run don't walk over to Humor Bloggers Dot Com and see how other bloggers have played footsie today. **** Today's the last day for this week's caption contest. Winner announced tomorrow

What Follows Limnology in the Dictionary? Limo!

You know when I lay awake at nights counting sheep or the hairs on my nose I think of all kinds of things. Like at what point does partly cloudy become partly sunny? Or why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

Last night I got to thinking and pulled out the dictionary, opened it to a random page, closed my eyes and stabbed with my finger, landing upon the word "limnology". What? I can't write about that! Besides the theme for this week's Theme Thursday is "limo".

Limo it is.

You know, those fancy cars? Limousines? I know I'll never afford to buy one, let alone rent one for a special occasion. They're meant for celebrities pulling up at awards shows. You know when they're not driving their hybrid Hummers.

But there are some less traditional limos out there and you just know I'm gonna highlight them for you...

I might be able to afford a French cow...



Or maybe a German fruit drink...


I perhaps could afford this limo from a red-neck neighb…

Pause, Ponder and Pun

Athletes are a special breed. Like this guy. I knew soccer players had leather balls but I didn't expect a demonstration! Are you a winner? Be a player. The goal is to leave us your best caption. Are you game? We'll field all comers. Try and kick it up a notch. We'll score the winner Saturday.

iCame, iSaw, iPhone

You know the “me-generation” has reached it’s zenith – no pun intended – when their technological gadgets are named “I”.

Zenith, by the way, for all you iTrivia buffs, is a former American manufacturer of televisions; the inventor of the modern remote control, and; - something for which I’ll always bow down and worship them for – they introduced HDTV to North America. Now, alas, Zenith has for some time hit it’s nadir and belongs to LG Electronics of South Korea! But, as is often the case, iDigress.

The first self-indulgently named iThing was the iPod. Today the iPod comes in shuffle, nano, touch and classic. Funny, I thought iTouch was something else and if you did it enough you’d go blind. But again, iDigress.

Let’s for a moment ponder over the iPod. With this device you can download music to a wallet size, virtually wafer thin device via your computer and play it back anywhere using headphones or something called a docking station. Space-age , indeed. Too bad the quality of the music …

She's A Very Quirky Girl!

One of the funniest bloggers in all of blogdom has got to be Quirky Loon. She writes about zombies and other meaningful musings and sometimes she and I trade obscure rock and roll lyrics. Late last week she did a hilarious take off on Ice Ice Baby called Zom-bie Baby. I figured the best way to let her know what I thought of it was to return the favour. So, with apologies to Rick James, here's my homage to Super Quirk...



Super Quirk
She's a very Quirky girlAnd a very funny bloggerShe will never let your spirits downOnce she comments on your blog, ow girlShe likes the boys on the blogsShe says that I'm her all-time favoriteWhen I make my move to her blog it's the right timeShe's always friggin' funnyThat girl is pretty wild nowThe girl's a super QuirkThe kind of girl you you read aboutOn Musing'sblogazineThat girl is pretty QuirkyThe girl's a super QuirkI really love to read herEvery zombie taleShe's alright, she's alrightThat girl's alright…

Sunday Funnies

This week's look back at highlights from editorial cartoonists focuses on sports. Last weekend, the unexpected happened in the world of golf. Meanwhile in the world of football two quarterbacks made anticipated comebacks. It remains to be seen if their resurrections will be viewed as the second-coming... or, I guess in one instance the third...






Walking In A Winner Wonderland

Not only was this week's pic a tad bizarre, but it was hard for folks to come up with a caption. But they tried, they really tried.



For example Quirky Loon came up with:

Pack this you tub of derm!
(Get it? Pack...you...derm = pachyderm! Great one Quirks.)Always among our honourable mentions lotgk posted:Even the animals are going berserk in Britney Spears Circus tour.



But it was Don Beyond Left Field who scored a winner with:



Sorry old boy, but we have no room for your trunk.



Way to go Don. You have the privilege this week to tell yer blogger homies... I Be Hangin' With nonamedufus!Thanks to all who played. Tune in next week. Same time, same blog. And keep on trunkin'****

Bloggin' Brouhahas

The Internet really is an amazing source for information. Sites for news, sports, entertainment, music...the choices are as many as the quantity of the sites themselves. Here are a couple of items I came across this week that tickled my funny bone.

First off to politics. A couple of months ago our Governor General got into a bit of a brouhaha when she visited Northern Canada and ate a piece of raw heart from a seal. This week, our Prime Minister is carrying the flag in the far North and CanWest reporter David Akin sent this tongue-in-cheek tweet:

Buzz in Iqaluit this morning: @pmharper photo op this morning will involve seals -- possibly the edible kind. GG eat your heart out :)

Move over octomom! Our next brouhaha can be found in Tunisia where the Daily Telegraph is reporting a woman there is set to give birth to 12 babies. She's ignited a medical controversy because she wants to have them naturally. Her hubby must be singing that old Lionel Richie nugget "Once, twice, three ti…

Me And My Shadow

A bit of a departure today. Last week I started participating on the Theme Thursday website. Each Sunday the Theme Thursday folks post a weekly theme and ask idea-starved bloggers - such as myself - to participate. For example, last week the theme was "festivals" and I decided to do a piece on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock over on my music blog dufusdownbeat.

This week, the theme is "shadow". There are various ways to go on this theme but when I first saw it I immediately thought of something I'd posted some time ago, back when nonamedufus was more of a picture and video blog. It's from an appearance on the David Letterman show of Australian hand shadow specialist and "Unusualist" Raymond Crowe. I think you'll be as amazed as I was when you watch this.



If you're interested in being further amazed, visit Raymond Crowe's website. And be sure to visit Theme Thursday and click on the links to see how my blogging buddies there have dealt …

Pause, Ponder and Pun

Did you hear the one about the elephant on a double-decker bus? No? Tusk, tusk, tusk. Okay that was really bad. But YOU can come up with a better one (or worse, depending on your point of view). This is the pic for this week's caption contest. Good luck folks. The winner will be announced Saturday. Oh and visit my award-giving humour blogger buddies the captivating Kirsten at The Soccer Mom Files and the ever enchanting Ettarose at Sanity on Edge if you've still got a hankering for captioning!