Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What's In A Name, Linda?

Jimmy's Journal has an award called the TAC Award which stands for Thanks A lot Citizen. This award was born last year with the help of my pals Jackie and Rose, who are both recipients of the award. It is my way of honoring other journalists who seem to always be there when you need them; people who always have something nice to say and take the time to visit other journalists.

My pal, Linda, who pens Linda's World, has always been there for me and her name is one I see on almost every journal I visit. I try to visit everyone's journal as I can, but Linda seems to have the time to stop by many journals to leave a kind word. Her comments are honest and show me that she actually reads the entry as opposed to many who flit from journal to journal playing comment tag. I am please to honor my pal Linda with the TAC Award. Visit Linda at

One would think that a great deal of thought would be invested in choosing a name for a child. After all, one normally has nine months to arrive at such a decision. We are all aware, however, that there are some parents that cannot quite grasp that thought and the results are names like Johnny Johnson, Willie Williams, Tommy Thompson and the like.

Many names are taken from the Bible and from literature as well and so we have names like John, Paul, George and the ever memorable Ringo. Others parents are more inventive and these are the names that make you scratch your head and say "wha.....?" It is said that "a mind is a terrible thing to waste" but that is assuming one has a mind to waste.

Names like Lexus, Plaxico, Lavernius and the ever popular name for twins, Orangello and Lemongello (spawned from orange jello and lemon jello), make me think that besides having to pass an I.Q. test to be allowed to procreate, a further inquiry should be made as to the choice of names for children. Then again, we could just let them name the children anything they like and enjoy the amusement.

The media continues to suffer from Obamamania and understandably so with the current state of the Union and the history that has Obama made by becoming the first half white and half black president. Over the weekend, it became a little over the top as five retired NBA players watched a video of Obama on the basketball court and offered their opinions as to his skills and how he could become a better basketball player.

Methinks the media could better serve the American public by having a group of retired congressmen watch a video of his campaign promises and comment as to how he could comply with what he said he would do.

This Date In History: 1229; Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II negotiates the return of Jerusalem to Christian control with Al-Kamil, the sultan of Egypt. 1546; Martin Luther, the German theologian and religious reformer who initiated the Protestant Reformation, dies in Eisleben. 1930; The dwarf planet Pluto is discovered at the edge of the then known solar system. 1968; British Standard Time is introduced, bringing British time in line with Europe. However, it was abandoned in 1971.

Picture Of The Day: Movies you'd like to see is the theme for today's entry and I was fortunate to find this political parody on the "The Sting." With that idea firmly planted in my mind, I located a few more movies that stray a bit from the original, but are much more poignant. Perhaps these takeoffs may become sequels.

Birthdays: Mary I, queen 1516, Louis Comfort Tiffany, American painter and designer 1848, Len Deighton, thriller writer 1929, Yoko Ono, conceptual artist 1933.

Printable Things I Never Told You:

1) I was dyslexci as a chlid and wrote about it in my dairy. 2) My brother Kirt and I were asked to audition for a weekly country music show in the late 1950's but we chickened out. 3) I have hit the Florida lottery several times. My last win paid $5.00 for three numbers. 4) I was performing in nightclubs by the age of 19. 5) When I was five years old, I played "doctor" with the girl next door. I am still a "practicing physician."

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

A woman went to her doctor for a physical and the doctor asked what contraceptive she used. She told him she was not using a contraceptive. When doctor warned her that she could become pregnant, she replied, "that's impossible."

The doctor ask her why she believed she could not become pregnant. The woman said, "Because we do it the 'other way' so there's no chance." The doctor said, "You can still become pregnant."

The woman was mystified. "How can get pregnant by doing it the other way?" The doctor replied. "Where do you think lawyers and politicians come from?"

A farmer goes in half with a friend to buy a bull so he can increase his stock. A couple of weeks later the friend comes by to see how his investment is doing. The farmer complains that the bull just eats grass and won't look at the cows. His friend suggests that a veterinarian have a look at the bull.

The following week his friend returns to see if the vet helped. The farmer looks delighted and says, "My bull has taken care of all my cows, broke through the fence, and has even serviced all my neighbor's cows! His friend says, "What did the vet do to that bull? The farmer replies, "Just gave him some pills."

His friend asks, "What kind of pills?" The farmer says, I don't know, but they sort of taste like chocolate."

While a Texan was preparing for the first day of deer hunting season, his wife started nagging that he never asked her to go along. After several hours of argument the wife won. That next morning they drove out to the country, and the wife climbed up in a tree for a better hidden view, about 100 yards from his blind.

Just as the hunter reached the blind, he heard a loud bang coming from the wife's position. As the Texan ran up to her, he saw that she was holding her gun on a man nearby and shouting, "It's my deer! Get away from It!" The sheepish-looking stranger just nodded slowly and said, "OK, lady..... It's your deer.... Just let me get my saddle off of it!"

That's it for today my little honey buns. More on Friday.

Stay Tuned !


garnett109 said...

loved the pics jim!

Linda's World said...

Ahhhhhh thanks Jimmy! That was so nice. Besides the honor you bestowed on me...I thoroughly enjoyed this entry, especially the pictures. Linda in WA

Julie said...

Where do you get such wonderful pictures? I love them and that first one, died laughing.

Great choice for the TAC award. Linda is a special lady and we all love her.

Rose said...

Hey Doc,

Do you still make house calls? LOL

Great Entry my friend. I love all the pictures. It shows you did a lot of researching for them and I appreciate you sharing them with us.


Woody said...

Another great entry!!!!

Joann said...

Practicing physician.... LOLOL!!!!

Orangello & Lemonello.... That's just SAD!!! Who would DO that to their poor kids!!??? LOL!!

Great choice for the TAC award!! Linda's a sweet lady!!

Missy said...

Congrats Linda on your award!

I read that some parents tried to name their child 4-real in Germany but thankfully government regulations prevented them from doing so.

Heli gunner Tom said...

Your posted jokes always pick me up.