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Merry Christmas and any other suitable winter seasonal holiday everyone.

Pause Ponder and Pugilists

A little bit of housekeeping before we get to this week's winner. This will be the last Pause Ponder and Pun for a little while. In fact this will be my last post for a while. And that's not all. You may not see me for a bit on Facebook or Twitter.  This will be interesting. Easier said than done but that's my intent. Nothing's wrong. Things couldn't be better, in fact. But a couple of trips with Christmas in the middle means real life will put me out of cyberspace commission well into January. So we'll see you sometime in the new year. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

On to this week's PPP. This was our pic…


And here are our Honourable Mentions…

"Cheese" jbm
Big sumo wrestler squeezes out a little fart…film at 11 Screaming Me-Me

And with a deft move here's our wrestling winner…

Does this diaper make my butt look bigger? Catherine Laurent
Congratulations, Catherine. I don't know who you are or where you're from but you be hangin'…

Pause Ponder and Pun #157

I'll bet you guys'll be wrestling with this one.

Go ahead.

Leave a caption.

Come back Saturday for the rematch…



In the meantime if you want sumo captioning craziness (see what I did there?) drop by Screaming Me-Me's place.

Bibliofile - November

November was a very productive month in terms of reading for me. I went cover to cover with 9 books. Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Ding, Ding. Ding. Ding.



Holy crap, I've cracked 100 books since January. At the end of October, I'd read 92. Add the 9 from November and I now stand at 101. That's a far cry from the 30 I estimated on Goodreads at the beginning of the year.

Again, detective novels formed the majority of the books I read. I zipped through the 6th and the 7th in the Kurt Wallander series by Swedish Author Henning Mankell, the 6th in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child,  the 11th in the Elvis Cole series by Robert Crais and the first in the Harry Hole series by newly discovered Jo Nesbo. These were all good. I quite enjoy this genre. My only problem is that these guys have all written so many books I wonder if I'll ever catch up with them.

A highlight of the month had to be Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen. Fagen is half the creative duo known as Steely Dan.…

Sunday Funnies

Pause Ponder and Poulet

I think if Marv Albert were providing a caption this week all he would have said was "Yessss!"

Or Dick Vitale would have dedescribed this as "a dipsy-doo Dunk-a-roo".


But, alas, I guess good old Marv and Dick had better things to do.

So instead, let's look at our Honourable Mentions.

I'll never surrender my bucket of KFC extra crispy, all beaks and feet. Agent 54
A little to the left, Lower. Lower. Oh yeah. THAT's the spot baby… LOBO
Both excellent captions, guys but look who's hanging out with dufus this week…

LaToya went up for the block, but Cassandra came through with a 3-piece bucket. Screaming Me-Me
Way to go Me-Me. This week you get to hang out with dufus. I hope you don't mind if we take a pass (no pun intended) on basketball and catch some football instead. It's okay. The NFL has it's share of birds: the Ravens, the Cardinals, the Seahawks, the Eagles and the Falcons.
Yum. Sounds much more interesting than KFC.
And here's your n…

Pause Ponder and Pun #156

Yeah.

I don't know about this.

I hope you do.

Mmm. KFC.

That picture has me dribbling.

Leave me a caption or two in the comments.

Come back Saturday for the results.

Oh, and if you're looking for something to do to waste your time between now and then, while you're fowling out (see what I did there my American friends?) break away to Screaming MeMe's "Caption This".

Displacement Activity

So here I am with time on my hands. I'm waiting for my iPad battery to recharge so I can get back to the latest "Jack Reacher" novel I'm reading, Without Fail. It's great to order e-books. They're cheaper and delivery is immediate. The downside is you're at the mercy of your iPad battery.

So my choices to fill the time - or as I like to call it: displacement activity - were either solitaire on my laptop or write a post. I'm tired of solitaire - which I keep losing - so the blog wins out.

I was up with the birds this morning, taking my car to the dealership to install the winter tires, do an oil change, check the brake fluid level and look at the muffler which was getting kind of noisy.

So I'm sitting in the waiting room, reading my iPad book and BAM - or BLING, I guess - the power went out. So looking at my car took longer than I expected due to the lack of power. And, of course, I used up more of my iPad battery which I'd brought along to pa…

Sunday Funnies

Pause Ponder and Pop

Well it's Saturday and time to take a look at who said what about this week's pic. Remember our lovely ladies?



I think I may have scared off a few would-be captioners with my interpretation:

Mel B just never knew there'd be a Spice Girls reunion.
But I didn't scare everyone off.

For example here are a couple of HMs (Honourable Mentions. Get with the program, eh.)


One of these drinks is not like the others. Linda Medrano

The battle of the sodas were out fizzed this year by newcomer  and former Biggest Loser contestant Lola the Big Cola. Screaming MeMe

But our winner is a newlywed from Montreal who, for some reason, saw fit to bare his soul to us this week…


I've been known to take a Coca-Cola or Fanta to bed, and maybe even a Pepsi.  But the last time I took a Big Cola to bed I was up all night. Shawn @ Stubborn Fool

Well, good for you Shawn. I guess that box of Viagra came through for you, eh? Congratulations, though, you be hangin' with the dufus this week. And I ref…

Pause Ponder and Pun #155

Mel B just never knew there'd ever be a Spice Girls reunion.
I just love having first crack at some of these pictures.
But now it's your turn.
Leave as many captions as you like.
The more the merrier.
I don't know what kind of captions you're going to leave.
Why don't you tell me what you want, what you really, really want.



If you had fun here, then get yourself over to Screaming MeMe's for more crazy captioning.

Sunday Funnies

Pause Ponder and Pasture Prime

Okay, it's Saturday and time for this week's results. Here's our pic…


All the cattle are standing' like statues All the cattle are standing' like statues They don't turn their heads as they see me ride by But a little brown maverick is winking' her eye
Well if that's the case it's gonna be a beautiful morning.

Sorry I got carried away there. And that's no bull.

Okay, okay, here's our honourable mentions:

A little hard of hearing, Amy Sue thought her friends said,  "Amy Sue, you should date a cow, boy!" Shawn @ Stubborn Fool

…and then she said "Baaaaaaaaa!" Yeah, well she's really a blond. Reforming Geek

Pretty good, huh? Yeah, I thought so too.

But our winner knows me too well and went after my peculiar penchant for pithy puns.

No matter how udderly ridiculous she looked,  Daisy Mae couldn't help milking it for the camera. She was just bull-headed like that. Nicky @ We Work For Cheese
Woot, woot Nicky! (What the hell does that…

Can You Hear Me Now?

Well, truth be told, I'm three for three. My memory went a long time ago. Now my hearing and sight are caching up.

Earlier this week I was fitted for hearing aids. Expensive? You bet your bippy. There were about 8 models to choose from. They still have the ones with the big blob of plastic that hangs over the back of your ear. I passed on the model in favour of the one that's totally inconspicuous as it's crammed half-way down your eustachian tube.

This development is going to benefit two people: me…and Mrs D. You see Mrs D has been yelling at me for several years. It had nothing to do with the state of our marriage but instead the state of my hearing.

And she hasn't been too pleased when we watch TV because I have to crank the volume up to some ungodly level that's so loud it practically makes her deaf.

Anyway, in two weeks I'll be sporting my new ears and once more we'll be living in harmony.

On to my sight. I wear glasses. Have for about 15 years now. L…

Pause Ponder and Pun #154

Sex with a cow? I wouldn't put it pasture.

Hee, hee, I couldn't resist.

I hope you can't either.

Leave a caption in the comments.

I hope we get a real "range" of captions this week.

Come back Saturday and see what the "udders" have come up with.


Now, head on over to Screaming MeMe's place for that udder caption contest!

Sunday Funnies