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Roadside Scenery: Come and Get It While It’s Hot

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June 19, 2017

Ohh, Colonel, no one’s ever offered me their, errr, chicken in this way before….   (KFC in Rolla, MO, taken from the Wal-Mart parking lot)  

Roadside Scenery: BOGO up, cowboy!

23rd Street, Lawrence / Kansas K-10 Highway I was heading out of Lawrence a few months ago, on the main street that turns into the road toward Kansas City, when I had to do several double-takes on the sale advertisement sign for a western wear and farm supply store (their sign is one of those changeable-letter marquee signs that lets you… Read More ›

Roadside Scenery: On Beyond the Freudian Slip

Central Missouri, Highway 50    

Brony Cat

My Cat Became a Brony…

…and begged me to tell the world. Although I’m not usually the funny-cat-video type, I have agreed to do this for Rover just this once, since he says he cannot currently remember even a single one of his own passwords, or how to type. He really wanted me to title this post “I CAN HAS… Read More ›

Sorry, I’m just so busy…

…trying to take a picture of my foot.  

Pavane for a dead … what?

(Traditional?) wild turkey dance, updated for modern audiences with accompanying music by Rihanna. The full video, along with a not-too-convincing explanation, can be found here, on the NPR site: Turkeys Circling A Dead Cat Are Probably Wary, Not Working Dark Magic Boston Magazine called “Massachusetts’ foremost turkey expert,” who said it was possible that the birds were… Read More ›

Language: Ups and Downs

Words & Phrases I’ve Come to Appreciate (Although once I may have mocked them) Misunderestimated If you can accept it as a purposefully coined word, this becomes grand.  Just roll it around in there for a while: it needs time to bloom, like some kind of strange wine. Please, I’ll Do Anything, Just Make It Stop Lifestyle It’s… Read More ›

We will never forget you

While thinking about the humor behind AL’s funny horse, I jumped track and started thinking about my favorite joke of all time, which I ran across on Snopes a few years back. I don’t get the impression that Snopes does a lot of jokes, but this one comes attached to a thread with urban legends about… Read More ›

Bit My Shine Metl As

I was paging through coloring books while clearing out old stuff and rediscovered this AL masterwork. Point taken: Futurama might have a slightly corrupting influence on 5-year-olds. I tend to overthink, so I’ve been examining why I find things in this vein so particularly funny. It’s the tension between the situation and the words being said that seems to have the most… Read More ›

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