Wednesday, December 3, 2014

To Buy Or Not To Buy - That Is The Question

Christmas ads for big screen TV's are luring, but I remember our first black and white set, complete with rabbit ears. My father even had remote control to change channels - my brother and I. Reception was poor sometimes which was easy fixed by adding aluminum foil to the rabbit ears.

If by chance the reception wasn't corrected by the aluminum foil, my father would have my brother or myself stand beside the TV and adjust the rabbit ears.

Not too many people had TVs (or telephones, for that matter) back in the day. Most people listened to the radio. I remember listening to The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Inner Sanctum, The Green Hornet, Our Miss Brooks, Gangbusters and many more programs on our big RCA radio.

I recall when one of the neighborhood kid's family got the first TV on the block and he automatically became everyone's best

In Miami, there were two TV channels, CBS (local channel 4) and a UHF station (Channel 17), which had all the cartoons. I spent every Saturday morning waiting for the test pattern to go off so we could watch all the TV shows including Roy Rogers, Sky King, Our Gang, The Lone Rangers and various other programs and cartoon shows. Those were the days.

So, I'll forgo getting a new 50 inch flat screen TV and stick with my 32 inch TV. With a very clear color picture and over 300 cable channels, it fits my bill. After all, I remember the old days of black and white.....

The News As I See It: A political action committee trying to raise money for a 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign is selling “Ready for Hillary” champagne glasses and Christmas ornaments. Yeah, because if one thing improves the holidays, it's drinking mixed with politics.

For the first time, a major league baseball umpire has announced he's gay. The umpire did this by pointing at himself and yelling, "OUT!"

This Date In History: 1818; Illinois became the 21st state in the United States. 1833; Oberlin College in Ohio became the first coed institution of higher learning in the U.S. 1910; Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science movement, died. 1919; French painter and sculptor Pierre A. Renoir died at age 78.

1967; Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard performed the world's first successful human heart transplant. 1984; A cloud of deadly poison gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, killing over 4,000 people.

Picture Of The Day: The Northern Lights as taken by NASA

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) My cooking is so awesome, even the smoke alarm cheers me on. 2) Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains? 3) Tequila will never be my downfall as the worm does not justify the hangover. 4) I'm glad I don't have to hunt for my food. I have no idea where sandwiches live. 5) When I was married, I took my wife everywhere, but she always found her way back.....and that's five !

Today's HoroscopeScorpio - December 3rd: Temptation looms high today as you suddenly notice that your co-worker has rather a nice ass and makes you need to stare at it. Drinking alcohol may well turn today into an entertaining tryst. Try to ensure that you wear the underwear with the really strong elastic.

Birthdays: Gilbert Stuart, painter 1755, Ellen Swallow Richards, chemist and educator 1842, Anna Freud, psychoanalyst 1895, Jean-Luc Godard, film director 1930, Ozzy Osbourne, rock musician 1948, Julianne Moore, actress 1960, Daryl Hannah, actress 1960, Katarina Witt, skater 1965, Brendan Fraser, actor 1968.

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: An older man is stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and is asked where he is going at this time of night.

The man replies, "I am on my way to a lecture about gambling, alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."

The officer then asks, "Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?" The man replies, "That would be my wife."

After discovering her young daughter playing doctor with the neighbors boy, the angry mother grabbed the boy by the ear and dragged him to his house and confronted his mother.

The neighbor mother said, "It's only natural for young boys and girls to explore their sexuality by playing doctor at their age." The mother of the young daughter yelled, "Sexuality my ass! He took out her appendix!"

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A man is walking home alone late one foggy night when behind him he hears: Bump... Bump... Bump... Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him. Bump... Bump... Bump...

Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him. Faster... Faster!... Bump... Bump... Bump...

He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him. However, the casket crashes through his door, with the lid of the casket.... Clapping-Bump... Clappity-Bump... Clappity-Bump...

On his heels, the terrified man runs. Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding, his head is reeling, his breath is coming in sobbing gasps. With a loud crash the casket breaks down the door, bumping and clapping toward him.

The man screams and reaches for something, anything, but all he can find is a bottle of cough syrup! Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket......and (wait for it)....the coffin stops.

A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans. Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for little Johnny.

The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different. Little Johnny said, "Because I'm not an Obama fan." The teacher asked, "Why aren't you an Obama fan?" Johnny said, "Because I'm a Libertarian."

The teacher asked him why he's a Libertarian. Little Johnny answered, "Well, my Mom's a Libertarian and my Dad's a Libertarian, so I'm a Libertarian."

Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?" With a big smile, Little Johnny replied, "That would make me an Obama fan."

That's it for today, my little musk rats. Remember, it's said that animal behavior can warn you when an earthquake is coming. Be concerned if the family dog takes the car keys and drives to Arizona. I'm going to AREA 51 for happy hour.

More on Friday.

Stay Tuned !


jack69 said...

Ah, I remember the test pattern. I like your dad's remote control, but of course as you said, your dad was pretty danged smart! (smile)

Imma 'greeing with little Johnny!!
Hope the rest of your week is great!!
Nite from The World of Disney, but we leave tomorrow! (but not far!)

jack69 said...

I meant to say, I love that NASA shot. WOW! I B 'summin it's real!