Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Geno's First Bike

I found an old photo of Geno' first set of wheels.

Actually, it was a scooter.

He picked this up when he was seven months old.

He had just taken his first steps and was heard to say,
"Screw this hoofin' it business, I need some wheels!"


Winter Driving

From Southern Girl.

It happens to all of us...

So I was driving into work this morning,
and this DICK in a truck pulls out in front of me........


Well Isn't That A Pickle!

From Trev.

Bill worked in a pickle factory. He had been employed there for a number of years when he came home one day and confesses to his wife that he had a terrible compulsion. He had an urge to stick his penis into the pickle slicer. His wife suggested that he should see a sex therapist to talk about it, but Bill indicated that he'd be too embarrassed. He vowed to overcome the compulsion on his own.

One day a few weeks later, Bill came home absolutely ashen. His wife could see at once that something was seriously wrong.
"What's wrong, Bill?" she asked.
"Do you remember that I told you how I had this tremendous urge to put my penis into the pickle slicer?"
"Oh, Bill, you didn't."

"Yes, I did."
"My God, Bill, what happened?"
"I got fired."

"No, Bill. I mean, what happened with the pickle slicer?"
"Oh, she got fired too."

From The Comments

My Brother-In-Law and I were chatting in the comments section. It was about the servicemen. And I thought it became interesting.

So, in case you missed it, here it is.

My Dad spent 4 years at Thule Air Force Base with the Army's Signal Corps. from 1954 to 1958. He said their drill instructor promised them a Hula Girl behind every tree. Needless to say he never saw a tree in those 4 years. He did take up photography in his spare time and got some really beautiful shots of the area there.



Your Dad is a Vet? And he was stationed on an air base???
Why wasn't I informed of this???
The things I would like to talk to him about!



I don't believe he was actually on the base. It was right after the Korean War, but still during the "cold war". The Signal Corps. of the US Army was there because there weren't any communications satellites flying around in space yet. They received and relayed messages from one continent to the next. They monitored any foreign communications they could.

Meanwhile, the Air Force had all kinds of cool stuff going on. They were burying provisions under the ice in case of a nuclear attack, flying missions to spy on the Soviets and their defenses. Although, the Army wasn't usually aware of what the Air Force was doing when it came to the more secret type stuff. He spent 4 of the longest, darkest, and coldest years of his life there. He did get his ham radio license after he got out of the Army and that was something he enjoyed doing for many years after that.

He has photos of snow drifts, some as high as skyscrapers, and some incredible sunset pictures that are absolutely beautiful.

Any type of vehicle that ran on diesel fuel could not be turned off or it would be next to impossible to re-start in the cold. The only time they shut them down was for service and it was still a challenge to get them going again.

I'm sure he would be more than happy to share some of his stories with you. Next time you see him, just bring it up.



I love stories from the servicemen. They never do anything the easy way, or in a small way.

One of my favorites is from my wife's father (that would be your wife's father also!).

He once told me of a time they were bringing an aircraft carrier into San Diego Bay. Carriers are not that nimble. Ordinarily they are towed into a bay or harbor, but a tow was not available and wouldn’t be for some time. These men had been at sea for quite a while and were very much looking forward to shore leave, to understate the obvious. They were not going to wait. Some even spoke of jumping ship and swimming ashore.

Well, this captain was a clever sort. He had the men bring the F-16 fighter jets up on deck and line them up facing each other sideways all along the ship. With the pilots in their tied down jets, he gave instructions on the radio to each pilot to throttle up or down their engine, so as to steer the big boat with precision, and brought that big lady home as slick as could be. With those jets shoving that ship around, he could go forward, backward or sideways. He could even spin it like a ballerina if he wanted.

These men are taught to improvise and improvise they do. This guy had the most expensive (and the loudest) bow thrusters anyone had ever seen!

And I wish I had seen it.


Chalk Drawings On The Sidewalk

Here is something different from a man named Julian Beever.

Corrine found this fellow. "He draws stuff on the sidewalk with chalk", said she.

"Yeah", I said. "So did I when I was five".

"Open mouth, insert foot", she quipped with a glint in her eye.

"Fine then, let's see some kindergarten art. What's he got, a hopscotch grid or a marbles circle?", I resigned.

This guy has the most amazing sense of depth and captures the spatial aspect so stunningly, you almost won't believe what you see.

It's gonna be tough getting this foot out of my mouth.

Breaking News

From Carrie.




Monday, January 29, 2007




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Interesting Relief Stations

The head, the john, the crapper, the loo, the water closet...
Call it what you like, this is one friend who takes crap from you every day and remains loyal.
From Carrie.

Art can be found in the most unusual places


This one is strange for a men's bathroom.


This is ONE Awesome Water Closet!

This is a picture of a public toilet in Houston:


Now that you've seen the outside view, take a look at the inside view:

It's made entirely of one-way glass! No one can see you from the outside, but when you are inside it's like sitting in a clear glass box Now would you... COULD YOU.. use it?

Redneck Vacation

From Irene.

Billy Bob and Luther were talking one afternoon when Billy Bob tells Luther, "Ya know, I reckon I'm 'bout ready for a vacation. Only this yearI'm gonna do it a little different. The last few years, I took your advice about where to go. Three years ago you said to go to Hawaii. I went to Hawaii and Earlene got pregnant. Then two years ago, you told me to go to the Bahamas and Earlene got pregnant again. Last year you suggested Tahiti and darned if Earlene didn't get pregnant again."
Luther asks Billy Bob, "So, what you gonna do this year that's different?"
Billy Bob says, "This year I'm taking Earlene with me."

Redneck Vasectomy

From Corrine.

A Kentucky couple, both bonified rednecks, had 9 children. They went to the doctor to see about getting the husband "fixed." The doctor gladly started the required procedure and asked them what finally made them make the decision - - why after nine children, would they choose to do this.

The husband & wife replied that they had read in a recent article that one out of every ten children being born in the United States was Mexican, and they didn't want to take a chance on having a Mexican baby because neither of them could speak Spanish. :0}

A Story In Pictures

From Corrine.