I just got this via email and it’s really funny in both a sick and cute sort of way (if you can imagine marrying the two):
Anyone want some soup?
Your Famous Last Words Will Be:
“Goodbye. I am leaving because I am bored.”
|How mentally ill are you
Totally out of your mind
You should probably seek help now if you are not already recieving it
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I realize it’s been ages since I posted and I apologize, but I’ve taken on more than I can handle lately so my blogs are the unwitting victims. But here’s a joke that gave me a chuckle that I thought I’d share:
Don’t Leave ‘Em Hanging
Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital.
One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there. Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Ralph out.
When the Head Nurse became aware of Edna’s heroic act she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Edna the news she said, “Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you’re being discharged; since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of another patient, I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness. The bad news is, Ralph, the patient you saved, hung himself with his bathrobe belt in the bathroom. I am so sorry, but he’s dead.”
Edna replied “He didn’t hang himself. I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?”
For my serious municipal election post, head on over to Limes with Orange. But for a little humour at our incumbent’s expense, you’re in the right place:
Over at my confined space, there’s a post with series of four images that depict what your choice of internet browser says about your personality. One for Firefox with extensions, one for Firefox without extensions, one for Opera and one for Internet Explorer. I use Opera the most and when Opera won’t work I use Firefox with extensions, so these are my images:
To check out the images for the other browsers, head on over to the internet browser post.
A friend of mine emailed me a bunch hilarious cat photos that I thought I would share. There’s the “invisible” series:
Then the Star Wars tribute:
Here’s one that reminds me of my cat Tobiano who loves to perch on my very narrow headboard:
And finally one that made me actually laugh out loud:
I hope you get as much of a chuckle from them as I did! And you can find plenty more photos like these over at I Can Has Cheezburger.
I got this word in my word-of-the-day emails that I get from Merriam Webster.com.
zydeco \ZYE-duh-koh\ noun
: popular music of southern Louisiana that combines tunes of French origin with elements of Caribbean music and the blues and that features guitar, washboard, and accordion
The part that I found so amusing was the word’s origin:
“You might say that the lively form of music known as zydeco is full of beans, etymologically speaking. Legend has it that the word “zydeco” originated in the lyrics of Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés, a popular Cajun dance tune. Loosely translated, the song’s title means “the beans are not salty,” and when spoken in French Creole, “les haricots” (French for “beans”) sounds something like “zydeco.” “Zydeco” first appeared in print in 1960 and has been used to describe this kind of music ever since.”
The French Creole accent must be a little different than the French accents that I’m used to hearing, because I had to say that one out loud several times before I could believe it. But I think the word is cool… who knows, maybe I’ll use it on a lively horse someday. (I used to ride a horse called “Spill the Beans” who was nicknamed “Full of Beans”… wouldn’t “Zydeco” have been a much more interesting name?)
Here I was, planning on having a relaxing summer writing my feature length screenplay for my screenwriting course and finishing up a bit of post-production on a few short films. But now my car’s been smashed and I’ve been dealing with an insurance nightmare and it looks like they won’t be paying up (and Calgary is NOT a transit friendly city), I’ve got two weddings to attend and another wedding where I’m the maid-of-honour, and my health has been going downhill fast. If I ever needed a vacation, it’s now.
Which is why I’m so beguiled by this Alegria site (apparently Alegria means joy in Spanish… I could use a little joy right about now; my own joy, not that of a newlywed couple that I’m not a part of). Anyway, this website is operated by NetReservas, a provider of online reservation system in “real time” to hotels in the Canary Islands. (Interestingly, the Canary Islands are not named after canaries but dogs… I kid you not. It’s from the Latin term Insularia Canaria, meaning Island of the Dogs… but I digress.)
So what does this website offer? For starters, you can obviously make a reservation with Alegria.com for hotels on any of the islands. But beyond that, it also provides a lot of great information (and tempting photos) about the various islands themselves. I’m not sure which island I see myself visiting first, but based on the photos I’m leaning towards La Gomera; the Garajonay National Park looks amazing and the whole island just sounds so wonderfully tranquil. So if you don’t hear from me for a while, you know where to look.
Mental Floss has a Scooby Doo quiz with 10 stories, some of which are true, some of which are taken from episodes of Scooby Doo. Can you tell fact from fiction? I got 7 out of 10 right; how did you do?