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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday awakes...

And the world looks a little bit better.  Sometimes a night's sleep and some virtual hugs are all you need.

This is going to be hit-n-run, as I must soon eat lunch and then get to work on Time Machine, so here goes.

First, the long-awaited return to work has to wait one more week.  My boss lady tells me that they're only ordering five covers next week- that would get me to within an hour of Monday's first break.  So another week of sleeping in, waking up with a paw around my neck and an eye on my nose.

Second, how about my son KC?  Gets out of a speeding ticket by telling the cop, "I wasn't really in a hurry, my right foot's fat."  The cop gave him a chuckle and a warning.  (NOTE:  Don't try this at home!)

Third, Baseball gives A-Rod a choice:  Make a deal on your suspension, or get a lifetime ban.  Good.  I hope he opts lifetime.  I hear the Northeast Semipro League will take him.  Another A-hole who thinks himself bigger than the game, shockingly learns he's wrong.

Fourth, don't you just love the term, "fracking?"  This practice, using explosives to make it easier to drill oil, leads to the most delightful headlines.  For example, I read on the BBC, "Fracking protesters glued together".  Not only was this mildly amusing on it's own, but the story had a bonus:  one of the two protesters who glued their hands together around a gate in protest was the daughter of Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.  Can you imagine Anthony Weiner being involved in something involving fracking?  Of course, being a New Yorker, he might not know all the details, leading to something like, "Fracking lost Weiner".

Fifth, wouldn't you like to have the broom concession in Pittsburgh right now?

Sixth, reason 571 on why I despise unions:  a judge had to order the Teamsters in Chicago to stop picketing 16 funeral homes.

The company testified in its filing that union members blocked grieving family members from leaving its parking lot, used bullhorns to shout obscenities at workers and mourners, and unleashed a German Shepard on a dead woman's daughter and husband.

The funeral home was eventually forced to call the police when picketers allegedly disrupted a child's funeral with laughter. The officer asked the Teamsters to leave, but protesters returned when he drove away.


Can you say, callous?  Soul-less?  Wanting respect while giving none?  Screw you, Teamsters.  Screw you, screw you, screw you, and your little dog Harry Reid too.

Okay, dudes and dude-ettes, that's all for now.  Get your tickets for TM tomorrow, and we'll see you then.

12 comments:

  1. I just dont get it how protesters even thought that a funeral is OK?! Its so sad and cruel to put grieving families through more sadness. Unforgiveable!
    My foot is fat is too funny!! Very lucky man.
    Enjoy your next week off. More walk time for you and Scrappy. :)

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    1. Yeah I just hope no more of those "I can take the afternoon, the nighttime comes around too soon" episodes for a while...

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  2. Oh my, that is absolutely awful. Who does that?

    Tim has always told me to question my speedometer. He's got the engineer talk down. Something about calibration being off and some other terminology. He says that a judge won't want to hear it. Of course, unless you're driving way too fast. In that case, my suggestion is cut your losses :-)

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    1. Lead foot claims, "I was 5 MPH over... the guy in front of me was pulling away..."

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  3. I really don't understand the concept of picketing at funerals. All it does is make the picketer(s) look like a bunch of a-holes. I lose so much respect for anyone who does that.

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    1. Of course, their excuse would be, "But we gotta be a-holes to get management to move!" No, you don't. Put down your liberal theology textbooks and act like human beings.

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  4. I try to make around to visit everyone to visits me, pretty much as a courtesy, but this was a treat. Best laugh I had all day, although some of it really wasn't funny.

    Your bit on the callous teamsters did not surprise me at all. Not necessarily because they are teamsters but more because they are Chicagoans. People there have serious problems, not the least of which is they have the infamy of being the home of Pres. Barry.

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    1. I thank you, Ma'am. I can't guarantee it's always a laugh fest (like the post before this one), but I do try to have some fun. My son the traffic scofflaw stopping by makes it easier.

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  5. I have tried driving home while still wearing my steel cap shoes and realised (before being told by a cop) that I was speeding, so a fat foot makes perfect sense to me.
    Thought of you today as I heard of a story of a man trying to smuggle a turtle through the airport in china in a KFC bun. Thought it was just the type of offbeat story that would give you a smile

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    1. It makes good sense IF you have the steel toes on. The only thing fat on my son is his head.

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  6. You don't look old enough to have a son with a driver's license.

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    1. I see I have to post more pictures of myself...

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