Friday, February 8, 2013
Kittens And Puppies
I've had pets all my life and I have learned quite a bit of watching them play and interact, especially kittens and puppies. They play together and sleep together and the only seemingly important thing in their lives is their current environment and the situations they find themselves in. How neat is that?
You never see them worrying about what may have happened yesterday and the word "tomorrow" just isn't in their vocabulary. If they have a spat or fight, it's usually over in a matter of minutes and no one holds any grudges.
In a perfect world, these animals will always have caretakers who afford them food, water and a place to sleep. Hopefully, they will interact and play with their pets, as well.
In an even more perfect world, wouldn't it be nice if mankind could take a cue from these little animals and treat their own with same type of love and affection?
The News As I See It: Monopoly is getting a big makeover. They want to make the Monopoly game more modern and bring it up to date to reflect our current culture. In the new version of Monopoly, the banker never goes to jail. They added a new game piece: the cat. To make room for the cat, Monopoly's dropped the iron. Take it from me, you should never put a cat and an iron together no matter how wrinkly the cat is.
People are still trying to figure out why the power went out Sunday at the Super Bowl. Today they found out the reason. Turns out China cut off the electricity for nonpayment of our bill. Next year's Super Bowl is already in the news. It takes place in New Jersey. The NFL says it wants to prevent another blackout. This one involves keeping Chris Christie away from his microwave.
A Congressman is criticizing Steven Spielberg after he discovered parts of the movie "Lincoln" are historically inaccurate — particularly the scene where Lincoln dies in the mouth of a great white shark.
It was revealed that the Federal Reserve was hacked on Sunday. That’s pretty serious. In fact, they say the hackers could've made off with as much as negative $14 trillion.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he wants to become the first Iranian to go into outer space. He wants to study the effects of anti-gravity on anti-Semitism.
The justice department is saying that Obama can order drone strikes on American citizens, that he can do that. In a related story, this is the last Obama joke I'm ever doing on Jimmy's Journal.
This Date In History: 1587; Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded. 1693; College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., received its charter, becoming the second institution of higher learning in the United States.
1870; The National Weather Service was established under the U.S. Army Signal Corps. 1904; The Russo-Japanese war began when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur in northeast China.
1915; D. W. Griffith's controversial epic, The Birth of a Nation premiered in Los Angeles. 1924; The gas chamber was used for the first time as a method of execution in the United States. Gangster Gee Jon was put to death at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City.
1960; The payola (pay for broadcast airplay) hearings opened in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dick Clark would testify in April. 1980; President Jimmy Carter revealed his plan to reinstate selective service draft registration.
Picture Of The Day: These little dudes deserve the best.....!
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) If age is just an attitude, I could use an attitude adjustment. 2) I've owned 3 Golden Retriever's and not once has one of them brought me any gold. 3) All my friends are just like family to me. You know...dysfunctional. 4) The old gray males, they ain't what they used to be ! 5) You can save a lot of money by walking face-first into a spiderweb every morning instead of buying coffee.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Aquarius - February 8th: You will find you get better sex advice if you stop talking to strangers in your nearby park. The government will not allow you to do what you want. Everything will suddenly sound good to you today. This may be due to an appointment you have earlier in the week or it may be become love has just entered your life through your countless pages on Match.com. Either way, I'd keep my doors locked.
Birthdays: William Tecumseh Sherman, American General 1820, Jules Verne, novelist 1828, Kate Chopin, author 1851, Martin Buber, philosopher 1878, Dame Edith Evans, actress 1888, Elizabeth Bishop, poet 1911, Lana Turner,actress 1920, Jack Lemmon, actor 1925, James Dean, actor 1931, John Williams, composer, conductor 1932, Nick Nolte, actor 1940, John Grisham, novelist 1955.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: There was a bit of confusion at the local Walmart store yesterday. When I was ready to pay for my purchase of a box of shotgun shells the cashier said, "Strip down, facing me." I made a mental note to complain to the manager about the anti-gun people running amok but I did just as she had instructed.
When her hysterical shrieking finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to my credit card. I have been asked to shop elsewhere in the future. They really need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!
Two young businessmen in Florida were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be new store in the shopping mall. As yet, the store wasn't ready, with only a few shelves and display racks set up. One said to the other, "I'll bet that any minute now some old person is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we're selling."
Sure enough, just a moment later, a curious senior gentleman walked up to the window, looked around intensely and rapped on the glass, then in a loud voice asked, "What are you sellin' here?"
One of the men replied sarcastically, "We're selling ass-holes." Without skipping a beat, the old timer said, "You must be doing well. Only two left."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Two families moved from Afghanistan to America. When they arrived, the two fathers made a bet. In a year's time, whichever family had become more Americanized would win.
A year later they met. The first man said, "My son is playing baseball, I had McDonald's for breakfast and I'm on my way to pick up a case of Bud. How about you?" The second man replied, "Screw you, towel head."
Barry Obama walks into a Washington, D.C. bar with a frog on his shoulder. The bartender says, "Hey, that's cool ! Where did you get it?" The frog answers, "In Chicago, there's thousands of them up there."
A young woman walked into the confessional and said to the priest, "Father, forgive me for I have sinned." The priest replied, "Confess you sins and be forgiven." The young woman said, "Last night, my boyfriend made mad passionate love to me seven times."
The priest said,"Squeeze the juice of seven lemons into a glass and drink the juice." The woman asked, "Will this cleanse me of my sins?" The priest answered, "No, but it will wipe that smile off your face."
Two cows were grazing on the side of a hill and one turned to the other and said, "Mooo." The other cow replied, "Damn, I was just going to say that."
That's it for today, my little ducklings. Remember, those commercials showing how detergents take out bloodstains leads me to believe that if you've got a T-shirt with bloodstains all over it, maybe your laundry isn't your biggest problem. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for drinks.
That's it for now. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !