Jack Russell Terrier on Valium

Quotation MarksIf you’ve never met Jack Russell, it’s because he was an undetectable blur running manic circles around you, but here are a few rare sightings caught on tape for your mid-week giggling pleasure. Enjoy!


Mild Case of Jack Russell Terrier Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Written on August 10th, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle
Self Repair Manifesto

Well…that’s the credo, though I think I will stick to the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.

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As you can see from my last post (below), I have had the Bad Blog Blues since last Friday, so this week’s Mid-Week Giggle was patch-worked together at the last moment. I have restored most of the functioning to the site, and hopefully, you like the new theme, too. (What do you think of the pile of peccaries in the background?) So rather than make you listen to me drone on, let’s get to the real reason you are here: the Mid-Week Giggle. We could all use one, I think. :-)


P.S. All images generously nicked from There I Fixed It blog.

Fence Across Bench

For those of you that have a nostalgic pang for the “komrade-ness” of the USSR experience.

Braided Cord

That’s great until you need to repair or replace only one of them.


Uh…don’t think I have ever been that lazy.

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Written on August 3rd, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle
Brahma Bull Tagging 072111

Victim of Tragic Tagging Assault

Quotation MarksIn many urban and some not-so-urban areas around the United States, tagging has become a scourge, and a bane to property owners of all social classes. “Artists” allow their “art” to consume their minds, and the artistic spirit move them, but I say, “Let it move them right on back to their own property.” Many conjecture that job loss, a slow economy, general malaise and the resulting boredom are to blame, but am I the only one wondering how these poor unemployed and disenfranchised teens can afford all those spray cans of paint at $4 or $5 a can? Are they forming cooperatives and buying in bulk? Are they holding up the local hardware stores, bypassing the inconsequential cash drawers, and heading to the spray paint lockup instead? (And we, here in the U.S. at least, all know how well the lockup on pseudoephedrine (Sudafed®) has worked. Read the rest of this entry »

Written on July 27th, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle
Maxine Bear Attack

I don’t know about bringing along a slow uncle (any volunteers?), but that doggie bone granola bar that Floyd is holding might be interesting.

Quotation MarksI had a difficult time finding my inner giggle this week. You ever have that kind of week? Anyway, the idea for this week’s giggle originated with an amusing email from the Great Momski (Thanks, Mom!), although I decided to take it in a different direction. Who can’t use a little sarcasm in the middle of the week to make everything better? I hope you enjoy Maxine’s mordant invective as much as I do.


Maxine on Bird Watching

Y’all know my love for everything avian, but apparently Maxine lacks the twitcher (No, it’s not a new dance craze.) instinct. I suppose corporate smokers could do in a pinch. Not a lot of shivering in the Sonoran Desert, though; guess, I will have to settle for government workers sweating excessively and succumbing to heat strokes. Read the rest of this entry »

Written on July 20th, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle
Kulula Airlines Full-Length

Kulula Flying 101 Livery

Quotation MarksEarlier this week I was introduced to this delightfully silly airline (thanks Mom!), and just had to share it with you, too. This Boeing 737-800 with the new Flying 101 livery was put into service in February 2010 by Kulula of Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an instant hit with passengers and general admirers. In addition to facetious livery on their planes, their pre-flight safety instructions, in-flight announcements, and post-flight valedictories are sufficiently droll to satisfy even the worst of the sarcasm-junkies among us. This quirky approach to business, or life in general, always wins my loyalty and appreciation, and I hope it cheers your day, too.


Examples of descriptions on the Flying 101 plane:

  • galley (cuppa anyone?)
  • avionics (fancy navigation stuff)
  • windows (best view in the world)
  • engine #1 and #2 (26 000 pounds of thrust)
  • emergency exit = throne zone (more leg room baby!)
  • seats (better than taxi seats)
  • some windows = kulula fans (the coolest peeps in the world)
  • black box (which is actually orange)
  • landing gear (comes standard with supa-fly mags)
  • back door (no bribery/corruption here)
  • tail (featuring an awesome logo)
  • loo (or mile-high club initiation chamber)
  • rudder (the steering thingy)
  • stabiliser (the other steering thingy)
  • a.p.u. (extra power when you need it most)
  • ZS-ZWP (OK-PIK) = secret agent code (aka plane’s registration)
  • overhead cabins (VIP seating for your hand luggage)
  • fuel tanks (the go-go juice)
  • aircon ducts (not that kulula needs it… they’re already cool)
  • front door (our door is always open … unless we’re at 41 000 feet)
  • cockpit window = sun roof
  • nose cone (radar, antenna, and a really big dish inside)

Some of the quirky announcements heard on Kulula flights:

On a Kulula flight, (there is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced, “People, people we’re not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!”


On another flight, the pilot said, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants.” Read the rest of this entry »

Written on July 6th, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle
On-duty Cop

That explains a lot.

Quotation MarksDo you ever feel like a failure? You know what? You are…but you’re not alone. Join the rest of us failures, get over it, and laugh along at these failures par excellence from Fail Blog. :-)

Cambodia Question

Raising Puppies Manual
Not soon enough, I fear.

Eating Kids Sign
What kind of conditions? Do you have to prove you belong to the Donner party?

Homicide Victims
Those cadavers can be so unjustifiably uncooperative. What is the sentence for Contempt of Court, I wonder—death penalty?
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Written on June 29th, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle

I completely reject and repudiate any claim that this is me of any given morning.

Quotation MarksThe “spouse-unit” and I recently vacationed in the Sonoran Desert, and whenever we stay at hotels, we exploit the available cable television, as we are confirmed Luddites, and do not subscribe to any paid programming at home. We revel in the opportunity to be horrified by the programming now available, and proven justified in our refusal to pay for such sensationalistic garbage1; unfortunately, we were not disappointed. We were assaulted by such “educational” fare as: MonsterQuest, Lost Tapes, Freaky Eaters, Taboo, Ghost Adventures, My Strange Addiction, and River Monsters. I know we Broadcast TV viewers are believed to be an extinct breed (not unlike the Sasquatch), but here we are, nonetheless. Extinction (not to be confused with distinction) notwithstanding, we encountered a fascinating “scholarly” (and highly risible) program on Animal Planet called Finding Bigfoot that left me either giggling uncontrollably or yelling at the TV about their distressingly unscientific methods and conclusions. (Here comes the confession of dark family secrets: I am captivated by serial killers, and the “spouse-unit” is captivated by Sasquatches, UFOs and conspiracy theories. Shh.) Thus, during our visit, we felt compelled to watch Finding Bigfoot every time it aired. (Sick, I know. Perhaps we should seek treatment on The Learning Channel’s My Strange Addiction. (?)) Read the rest of this entry »

Written on June 22nd, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle

Quotation MarksThere can never be too many redneck repairs at which to gawk and giggle, so here are a few more from There I Fixed It. Captions seem unnecessary, because stupidity speaks for itself (and all too frequently), so I will offer no interruptions to your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!


P.S. Do you know the worst part? I’m worried I just might be a redneck, too. Shh. (Does using cinder blocks to raise the height of one’s couch count as a redneck repair? Rats, I was afraid of that. Blush.)

How do you turn this thing on...or off, for that matter?

Why not use the $600 iPad for a clock?

Who knew Linux had some use after all?!

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Written on June 8th, 2011 , Just for Fun, Mid-Week Giggle

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