These headlines made me want to ask a question my mother used to ask – What’s this world coming to?

Snakes, Meth Found in Home of Wandering Toddler
Put that kid somewhere safe, please!

Man Charged for Hitting Woman With 30-Inch Arrow
“Collins wasn’t aiming at anyone, and Sunday’s shooting was believed to be accidental.” Oh, Lordy!

Ohio Transgender Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Exercising Husband to Death

Police Seize 42-Piece Dinner Set Made of Cocaine
Amazing! You have to wonder what could have been accomplished by this person if he’d spent his time on ending world hunger or something equally important.

Kansas Man Allegedly Had 2 Wives in Same Apartment Complex
Convenient…..and apparently unlucky for him.

Doctors Warn of Dangers in Kids ‘Smoking’ Candy
Oh, Lord have mercy!! – as we say in the South.

Why Do I Get a Headache During Sex?
I’m not commenting on this one – thank you very much.

Google Mail Introduces ‘Undo Send’ Feature
Now, I love my GMail dearly.  It does a great job of identifying “spam” so I don’t have to……but I don’t think this announcement warrants a big headline, except to the people who use Gmail.


Friday Funnies

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A magician on a cruise liner had a parrot, who’d seen all the magician’s tricks a jillion times, long ago having figured out the magic behind the magician’s disappearing acts.

The parrot got bored, his owner growing stale and not developing any new tricks that the parrot couldn’t figure out.

One night in the middle of the magician’s performance, the ship hit an iceberg and sank. Everyone drowned except the magician and the parrot.

The magician managed to swim to a piece of wreckage and climb aboard, immediately collapsing from exhaustion. Soon afterward, the parrot flew to the magician, perched on the edge of the makeshift raft and stared at the magician.
And stared. And stared.

For a whole day the magician was unconscious, and all this time the parrot didn’t take his eyes off him. Eventually the magician started to stir. Looking up, he saw the parrot, still eyeing him intently, not even blinking.

Another hour goes by, and finally the parrot squawks, “Awright, I give up. What did you do with the ship?


Irish Diet

An Irishman was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. “I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a full day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least 5 pounds.”

When the Irishman returned, he shocked the doctor by having lost nearly 60 POUNDS! “Why, that’s amazing!” the doctor said, “Did you follow my instructions?”

The Irishman nodded… “I’ll tell you though,   I t’aut I was going to drop dead on dat 3rd day.” “From hunger, you mean?” “No, from all the skippin”, the Irishman said.


I went to visit The Kid yesterday and also my new grandkitty (well, new in our family anyway).  She’s been very shy so I’ve just been hanging out in the room, not trying to touch her or do anything that would scare her off.

Yesterday she and Gelly played, fussed and pestered each other for awhile.

The Kid and I were sitting on the couch talking, not paying attention to Cassie at all.  Before too long, Cassie jumped up on the couch between us.  She was climbing all over The Kid.  I didn’t try to pet her.

In a few minutes, she walked over to me and lay down beside me.  I rubbed her back a little and soon it was OK for me to scratch her belly and ears as well.

She enjoyed getting attention from both of us for awhile but then decided it was nap time.

Isn’t this the cutest kitty you’ve ever seen, taking a nap with
her little paw for her pillow?