Thursday, December 1, 2016

I speak good English

Fawlty Towers is my favorite television program. The acting, comedic timing and writing are perfection. Andrew Sachs, who played Manuel, died today, aged 86. This is one of the best scenes from the show.



Almost 40 years later, it still makes me laugh.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Better poetry than mine

Goods are meant for boosting your stiffy!
Carol Wunderlich

Carol Wunderlich

I recommend to visit this site
Perry all stared at thе grate. Chimed in thе shеepman. I raised him up out of nothing.
It was painted about fifteen years ago—no.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Reverting

I've been dreaming of two different places recently. One of them involves being in some resort, and there's a room called the Branson Room. It's not in Branson, Missouri, but more of a theme park like place. In any case, there's some sort of orientation and when it's over some people leave, some move on, others stay and sing gospel songs.

The other has me working in some dive bar on no notice or experience. I'm pouring drinks, getting customers the wrong beer and I do not care when they complain. I'd rather be anywhere else, and it shows.

Here in Scotland for one final night. It's been a good trip.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Catching fire, or not

It was not quite the viral explosion of Ceiling Cat or The Colored Dress, but less that 24 hours after Friday's Joe Biden post it became the most viewed post in this blog's seven year history.

So thank you all for reading, sharing and clicking like. Please stick around.

When your new car gets a recall notice less than six months into ownership, it can be cause for concern. Took my Golf to the dealership on Saturday morning. Drove up to the service entrance and was directed into the garage. A batcave large, clean parking area. Gave them my keys and was directed to the lounge area, where I had average coffee, wifi and a muffin. Got to check out the sweet looking Alltrack. I was in and out in less than an hour. It was an impressive experience, no hassle service that I know is very rare in the business. So I'm going to take that and run with it for a few weeks until the first oil change.

The Golf makes a chiming noise and puts a snowflake next to the temperature when it's under 40 degrees. It also sounds a gentle alarm with a dashboard light when the car has less then 50 miles of range left. What it does not do, if inform the driver when there's no washer fluid left. Good to know.

Trying to catch some lightning with a poem a day challenge for the month. I've had mixed success with this stunt in the past, but this month is going ok so far. I am worried about keeping up when we go to Scotland next Monday.

What? Vacation is eight days away? Now that's something to look forward to!

Friday, November 11, 2016

I will miss Joe Biden

While watching Scotland get beat by England today, I found a few Biden memes online, and decided to make a few of my own. I did not ask permission for the pictures, so if any of them are yours let me know. I'll take it down or give you credit and thanks. Do enjoy, we need a few laughs to keep us sane right now.


Biden: I switched all the toilet paper to one ply
Obama: Fix it Joe!

Biden: Why can't I siphon the gas from his limo?
Obama: You know why.


Biden: Yes, I put in lower wattage bulbs. Is there a problem?
Obama: Joe...

Biden: What if I set the thermostat so it's really hot when they come home?
Obama: Shut the door Joe.

Biden: I bribed the Secret Service to give you the door codes.
Clinton: Just stop it, Joe

Biden: HDMI cables are expensive, I'm not leaving them here.
Obama: *eight years of this*

Biden: I like the dog, can I keep him?
Obama: The dog is mine, Joe. 

Biden: What if I put up electric sensors that would shock them if they messed with the wallpaper?
Obama: Angela, can I call you back?

Biden: I'm going to order them 50 pizzas a night, they can afford it.
Obama: ......
Biden: How about 25?

Biden/Clinton: We short sheeted the Lincoln Bedroom!
Obama: Guys....guys...

Biden: Feel how much silverware I got in here, go on...
Obama: Uhhhhhh

Biden: How am I going to get my packages from Amazon now?
Obama: Don't worry, Jill will fill out the forwarding form for you.

Biden: Can I bring my 'Vette by at 4AM to do donuts on the lawn?
Obama: For the last time, no!

Biden: Before we go can...
Obama: Plane's about to take off, got to go!

I better not see Pence eating ice cream once. I am the ice cream eating Vice President.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The clouds, the breeze

How does a parent tell their 14 year old non-verbal child that the world has changed? I’ve had to tell him about the deaths of Grandparents and other relatives and it is so hard to know what has registered. As a parent of a severely autistic child, I’ve been advised to assume he is aware of the world around him even if he behaves as if he’s separate from it. Gauging his reaction is always difficult and in the wake of a death or other Earth shattering event it’s frustrating for me.

“I have to tell you something important happened last night. You know how Daddy yells when something bad happens to Everton? Well it’s like that, but a bit bigger….”

Oh Hell I do not know what I’m doing but I’m even more fearful about his future now, and about the health care of so many special needs children and adults who are probably going to lose their benefits when the new administration erases the Affordable Care Act.

The new sheriff in town does not inspire confidence when he mocks a man with cerebral palsy onstage and his followers kick a child’s wheelchair.

It’s not a good time to live in this country unless you’re a straight white male with some means. I have no idea what the next four years will bring, even the stock market shocked me with a rally today. Yet I can’t seem to want to give up hope. Maybe when the guy leaves it will be better than it was? I can’t help but be cynical and frightened for my friends and coworkers who do not look like me though.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Cue Roy Orbison

It's been an absolutely horrible 18 months, not just for me personally, but for the country (and the world, really) to have to endure this disgrace of an election cycle.

About twenty seven and a half hours from now, the polls will close in Ohio. This election may decrease Ohio's influence over the electorate. This means we may be less of a swing state, which means we get fewer ads.

Thank God if that happens.

With Clinton once again, and rightfully, not being under further investigation by the feds concerning the nonsense email scandal the markets shot up today. They were looking for a reason to. After tomorrow, it's all speculation and over-valued.

Good luck to all of us.