From my dear Allen, this old but hysterical post:
“When I wass young I lissen to dah radio,I giggled myself teary-eyed.
Waitin Foe mah favree song…..
When dey play I sing along
It make me smile
EvLeee Shah Lah Lah Lah, Evvv Leee Woa Woa Woa,
Evv Lee Sheen a Leen a Leen, Dat dey Stahting to Siiing
When dey get to dah Paaaht where he breakin’ her haaaht.
Eee can rearry make you cry…
Juss like Befooooe, Is Yessuhday One Mohhhhh. (Zhoo Bee Doo Woe Woe)
Then I ran across this hilarious tale, and decided to tee it up as a belated birthday gift for Eric.
And in the news, this article caused me to fall off my chair cackling with glee.
In the "kids say the darnedest things" category, Maggie Koerth-Baker is looking for your toddler's science questions. Be sure to scroll down through the comments -- they're priceless.
Just so you know, I'm not typical:
When it comes the arena of ideas, the women who blog are not typical women. Over and over, the women who blog are tougher. Like the shotgun wielding Western expansionists of yore, women bloggers take shots and can shoot back.Yup. I'm the Annie Oakley of the intarwebs.
In a world where jobs are scarce and loads of people would love to have one, you'd think the Chicago Streets & San guys would be smarter... but... nope:
Chicago's Streets and Sanitation commissioner is cracking the whip to reduce absenteeism that sidelines nearly one-third of all laborers every day. [Emphasis mine]Seriously, what took so long for the crack-down? And why aren't the commissioners of public works group on the city payroll doing the same thing?
In the continuing horrifying saga of atrocities in Illinois nursing homes:
Frail and vulnerable residents of nursing homes throughout Illinois are being dosed with powerful psychotropic drugs, leading to tremors, dangerous lethargy and a higher risk of harmful falls or even death, a Tribune investigation has found.Go read the whole darned thing. Maybe this hits way too close to home because I lost my mom not too long ago. Or maybe because I'm not getting any younger and that could be me some time in the not so distant future.
Thousands of elderly and disabled people have been affected, many of them drugged without their consent or without a legitimate psychiatric diagnosis that would justify treatment, state and federal inspection reports show.
I'd definitely put this under the heading of things to discuss with your primary care physician and your family long before you ever consider the nursing home option. Be sure your wishes regarding psychotropic drugs are explicitly understood, in writing, all the way around.
Property taxes are going up by a whopping 46.4% in Garfield Park, Illinois.
Don't you feel better about your measly property tax increase now?
The scariest thing I read in the news today?
U.S. official resigns over Afghan warThere's nothing that disgusts me more than the fact that President Pantywaist has brought us to this.
Foreign Service officer and former Marine captain says he no longer knows why his nation is fighting
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Chimpy McBushhitler Halliburton got us into this. It's all his fault! Blah dee blah, blah, blah.
We were already there when he came into office, Dude. I want him to deal with what is, instead of pointing fingers in a backward direction. Fat lot of good that does to fix the situation.
Our young men and women are dying right now at a higher rate than at any time during the war in Afghanistan.
For cripes sake -- do something other than dither. Send them the help they need or toss in the towel and bring them home -- and do it, like, yesterday. Our troops deserve far, far better than this.
Finally, a politician who tells it like it really is:
Ah! Now I understand. Polanski actually put the spotlight on himself about a year ago. No wonder the State of California went after him. He might as well have kicked a sleeping, but ornery bull and then waived a red flag at it.
Sheesh. Now I need a chaser of funny...
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