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Posts from ‘March, 2011’

Politically Incorrect Ads


This is a quick post, mainly to give you a link to my wife's blog post on many of the preparations going on this week for our daughter Nora's wedding. I hope you will peek in on the post to see what the creative women in my life have been up to.

Our son-in-law Jim shared an e-mail with me today that had some funny pictures I just knew my readers would enjoy. They clearly show how much times have changed since these ads were being used. I'll pass these nine ads on without comment.

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picture of politically incorrect ad

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Just a Thought…


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"Wedding Central" here is a beehive of activity. Becka has started a blog post called Scenes from the Sweatshop in which she plans to post pictures of the various projects going on in our house this week in preparation for Nora and Topher's wedding this weekend. She tells about all the sewing, baking, and cooking she and our girls are doing this week, with lots of pictures.

This week I received a list of funny one-liners that I thought my readers might enjoy. I don't know who the "I" is in many of the thoughts, but it's obviously someone with a good sense of humor and a way with words.

Be sure you're in a place where you can laugh out loud as you read some of these. You have been warned!

Just a Thought...

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was young.

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

I would rather try to carry ten plastic grocery bags in each hand than make two trips to bring in my groceries.

LOL has gone from meaning "laugh out loud" to "I have nothing else to say."

I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

Answering with the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
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Too Much


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We live at a time where we have too many possible choices. One of the reasons I like shopping at Aldi is that the choices are so simple — there's only one brand of most items! In life, no one person can have all the good things or do all the good activities available to him. And it's so hard to say "no" to the great opportunities that are presented to us. As a result, life is a series of points of re-prioritizing. I've just hit one of those points myself. I'll explain more about that at the end of this post.

In the past I have posted pictures of several different years when chickadees nested in our bird house. Here's a link to one of the posts about the first nesting. Last week our bird house was visited by chickadees again, and so we thought we would get to see the process again. Then later this week a pair of bluebirds visited our bird house and even began to put grass and leaves inside. The past several days when the bluebirds aren't there, nuthatches have begun to put nesting materials inside also. We never knew we had such prime real estate in our back yard! Here's a picture of the female bluebird on top of the bird house yesterday afternoon.

picture of female bluebird

They can't all have a nest in there simultaneously. That would obviously be too much! I'll let you know who actually ends up nesting in our bird house, if anyone. They may all go away in disgust.

Here are several jokes I've received recently, both of which deal with some facet of too much.
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Suddenly I Don’t Feel So Dumb


It's been a long time since I've seen Family Feud on TV, but I understand it's back on the air. Life presents us so many opportunities to feel dumb that it's especially bad when millions are able to witness our stupidity. The contestants on the Family Feud are asked questions that have been presented to and answered by a survey audience of 100 people. The goal is to see which family can come up with the most matches to the answers given by the surveyed audience. Some of the answers given by contestants are amazingly wrong and off-target.

Today's post is a short list of some of the worst answers on Family Feud, followed by some pictures that should make most of us feel really smart.

Worst answers to questions on Family Feud:

Name a song with moon in the title: Blue Suede Moon

Besides San Francisco, name a city that begins with the word San: Seattle

Name an occupation where you need a torch: a burglar

Name a famous brother and sister: Bonnie and Clyde

Name an item of clothing worn by the Three Musketeers: a horse

Name something you wear on the beach: a deck chair

Name something red: my cardigan

Name a classical music composer everyone knows: Julio Inglesias

Name the worst kind of shoe to run a marathon in: scuba flippers

Name a number you have to memorize: 7
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Ambiguous Signs


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In previous posts I've highlighted some of the problems caused by unclear signs. On the one hand, a sign might not give you a clear message of what you're supposed to do, and so you do the wrong thing or nothing when you actually should. On the other hand, you can get so amused at the sign that you risk being in an accident. I hope are reading this in a place where you can think about what the sign wants you to do and can safely be amused at today's signs.

This sign has several issues — the crazy math and the ambiguity of "some stuff."

picture of funny sign

Any specificity at all would definitely be helpful with this next sign — like anyone would have the signs memorized from previous visits?!
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