Saturday, 29 September 2012

Pause Ponder and Peek-a-Boo

We had a lot of reaction to this week's pic. It wasn't easy to narrow the field down. But I kept my head while all about were losing theirs. Ready?

Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a physicist! You're just going to have to wait for that wormhole to reopen to get your head back out.

Nope. Waldo's not in here, either.

Ill-conceived, Medusa's peepshow generated very little revenue.

Our winner had me laughing out loud with his caption this week...

Mitt Romney takes a huge step forward in the presidential campaign by getting his head out of his ass.

Way to go LOTGK. That caption means you're hangin' with dufus this week. Well done.

And folks, click on the links and check out these folks' blogs. They might be funny here but they're hilarious and talented on their own sites.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Dammit, Jim, I'm a Blogger Not a Photographer

So there I was sitting all alone on the couch (where else would I be) minding my own business when...

Wait, wait, that's not exactly true. I was making witty comments on some of my favourite blogs, and smart-ass ones on the others when all of a sudden I came across the latest post from Ziva @ Ziva's Infernal Inferno and Michael Whitman-Jones @ I Never Want To Get Up.Com. It was like stereo. Having invented the 30 Days of Photographes meme and invited other bloggers to share in the pain, er, shame, er, glory(?) this past April, these two sadists have set their mark (see what I did there? sadists/mark, marquis de sade) again for the month of October.

That's right ladies and gentlemen, October is 30 Days of Photographs III. Don't these people think we've already taken enough photos.


Good thing I just charged up my iPhone/camera. And I've got the first week in the bag. Now there's a positive "development". I refuse to be "negative" about this. I will remain "focussed".  After all this exercise "lens" itself to my creative side.

Here's the crazy list Ziva and Mike came up with...

1. Shiny
2. Fast
3. Above my head
4. Sour
5. Lotion
6. Vibration
7. Craftsman
8. Hair
9. Rules
10. Stalker
11. Heavy
12. Five
13. Calm
14. Secret
15. My favorite food
16. Bullshit
17. Coins
18. Qwerty
19. Steel
20. Nails
21. Broken
22. Neutral
23. Underwater
24. M&M’s
25. Video
26. Heart
27. Kafkaesque
28. Autumn
29. The city
30. Blackout

The current state of my health prevents me from getting out and about much so my photos may be a little odd, all pretty much taken around the house. But, hey, I think you've come to expect odd from me, right?

You can get the deets on Photos III from either Mike or Ziva and during the competition Ziva will have a link where everyone can post their daily contribution.

You know with Ziva in Finland and Mike in Colorado, me in Canada and everybody else somewhere in between it's like we're bringing the globe closer together. Don't you just wanna break into I Want To Teach The World To Sing In Perfect Harmony?

Yeah, me either. Never did like Coke.

Tune in Monday for the first instalment.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Pause Ponder and Pun #144

Did you ever have one of those days?

Well, tell me about it.

Leave your caption in the comments and "head" on back here Saturday.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Things That Annoy Me

1. The first two weeks of fantasy football.
I'm currently 0 wins and 2 loses in my fantasy league.
We'll see what happens in week three tonight after my man #1 Quarterback Aaron Rodgers plays.

2. When golfer Tiger Woods steps up to take his tee shot on a par five and some yahoo in the crowd yells "in the hole". He's five strokes away from the hole ya jerk.

3. The royal ta-tas.
Never has so much been made of so little.

4. Mitt Romney.
And I'm not even American.

5. Fall.
Where the hell did summer go?

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Pause Ponder and Pelage

Okay this was a strange pic this week. I didn't mean to ram it down your throats folks and I feel kinda sheepish about dong so.

I think many of you were on the horns of a dilemma in coming up with a caption. Let's see what we had...

Mary had a little lamb
Which converted into an elegant love seat.
Mary is now looking for some minks

Ewes not fat; ewes fluffy.

Now u can cover your meat and your seat, with lamb skin!

And our winner this week is that well-known interior designer from Montreal, Quebec:

When good chairs go baaaaaaa-d.

Okay, Nicky! Woot. Woot. Or should I say baa, baa. You be hangin' with dufus this week. Way to go.

Wanna come over for dinner? I seem to have an abundance of lamb in my freezer this week.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Crabtree and Evelyn

So there I am settling in to last Thursday night's Green Bay vs Chicago match up sharing mind-numbing comments on Facebook chat with Unfinished Person (his, not mine). I have the advantage over UP. I have satellite TV so I actually get to see NFL games live. UP has to prime his herd of hamsters to get that little wheel going so he can actually see replays on his computer. Thank God for replays, because we both almost missed this:

Uh-huh. Did you see that? You should have. It ran twice.

Green Bay lined up for a 3 pointer but punter Tim Masthay passed to tight end Tom Crabtree for a 27-yard touchdown.

"Tom who?" Unfinished and I asked each other. I checked Wikipedia. Crabtree used to play for the Packers practice squad. Practice squad for frak sake, before he made the line up as third string TE.

Wikipedia also highlights that he is:

Married June 28, 2009 to Chelsea Crabtree. Has a son Bryce Thomas Crabtree born October 14, 2010 and is expecting his second child, a baby girl. Tom Crabtree also has two dogs: Molly a Boston Terrier and Charlie a Pug.

No wonder they gave him the ball. No one on the other team knows who the hell he is!

And where was NFL MVP QB Aaron Rodgers in all this? Well, my Nancy quarterback - or should I say Evelyn - was over on the sidelines resting up after his all out effort to earn 12 fantasy points. Hell, my back up QB Ben Roethlisberger earned 21 points this week.

That wasn't all. I chose Chicago RB Michael Bush who earned 5 points to play this week. On my bench sat Miami RB Reggie Bush who would have given me 38 points. Yeah, I guess a Bush on the bench is worth almost 9 on the field.

To say nothing of how many Evelyns. Way to play Fantasy Football Evelyn.

Aaron "Evelyn the Bench Warmer" Rodgers

This post originally appeared at Humor Bloggers Fantasy Football League blog.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Pause Ponder and Pun #143

I won't pull the wool over your eyes this week.

You know the drill.

By shear luck you might win.

We'll see Saturday.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Honk If You Love...2.0

This has just got to be my favourite TV commercial these days.

If only life came with warnings, eh?

Monday, 17 September 2012

Dufus, Duford and Boom Boom

Sounds like a folk-group from the 60s, don't you think? Or a vaudeville act. But the three of us are far too young to have ever seen a vaudeville act, let alone been one.

Nope. Dufus you of course know. But Duford and Boom Boom are two fantastic bloggers I had the pleasure to meet this summer. Yeah. How about that. And both wonderful ladies at that.

Cheryl Duford hangs out at Deckside Thoughts. We met, virtually, through Ziva and Michael's 30 Days of Photos challenge back in April. I was amazed at the wonderful photographs she posted. I think she was surprised some guy named noname could actually take pictures on an iPhone. Nevertheless, we friended each other on Facebook and from there we planned on meeting up when Mrs D and I vacationed in Ogunquit, Maine. You see Ogunguit is just a short distance from Portsmouth, New Hampshire where Cheryl and her husband Running Man reside.

We agreed to meet for lunch. She was a good sport. She took us to a seafood restaurant. Of course, being a local, Cheryl hates seafood. Sorry, Cheryl. Next time you get to choose.

Mrs. D was relieved we'd be meeting in a public place. I mean after all she could be out to mug us or something. Au contraire, folks. Cheryl was a delightful individual. We compared medical maladies as folks of a certain age tend to do and talked about almost everything under the sun... blogging, politics, NASCAR, photography, you name it.

And then we hit the beach for a little photo session. I don't think that woman goes anywhere wthout her camera.

Now Boom Boom, otherwise known as Paula Larew Wooters, is from Rochester New York and blogs over at How to Become a Cat Lady...Without The Cats. I can't remember how we met virtually. Probably through the now defunct Humor Bloggers Dot Com. I do recall she was part of the Bloggerhood of the Travelling Book where several of us shared The Girl Who Played With Fire, each sending it on to the next person. It was Paula who sent it on to me. We, too, friended each other on Facebook and it was there I discovered she'd be camping out at A Thousand Islands, just on the border between Canada and the United States about 2 hours away. Now I had no idea how to find her. After all there are a thousand islands. That would be quite a search. So Paula and I worked out a date she'd be able to come to my place.

Now, truth be told, Paula doesn't just drink Dr. Pepper, which indeed I bought to entertain her. No, Paula likes wine and brought a couple of bottles with her.

Mrs. D, Paula, me and Henry the Wonder Dog, about the cutest pooch you ever saw, had a great afternoon and evening. BBQ'd steak and baked potatoes were for dinner.

Paula was a pure joy. We got on like we'd known each other for years. Brave lady. Driving all that way to come to my place where who knows what she might expect. Turns out she came prepared. In addition to Henry, she apparently had an ax under her car seat. Brave lady, indeed, because when they asked her at the border if she had any fire arms she said no. Well, I guess an ax isn't exactly a firearm. But it is a weapon!

I have to say these encounters marked among the highlights of my summer. It was really neat to meet fellow bloggers and discover we have much more in common than just wasting our lives away on the internet.

Thanks ladies. I hope we can do this again some time. And hopefully I'll be meeting up with other bloggers in the near future...providing they don't carry a concealed weapon.
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