Leprechaun Laughs # 361 for Wednesday Oct 19th 2016


Morning folks

Before we get started today please excuse me for a moment whilst I gloat.

How about them Texans there Impish? Sure as heck roped and corralled them Colts of yours huh?

OK, I’m done, back to the business at hand.

First a housekeeping announcement-

Owing to an obligation I have next Wednesday which has the potential to be either a one day inconvenience or lasting quite a while and taking up a great deal of my time as well as being in keeping with Impish’s wish to do and contribute more to the holiday issues thereby relieving me of some of the burden, Impish will be responsible for the Halloween Issue this year. It’s sure to be either a real treat (at least for me who won’t have had to put it together) or one heck of a trick (you know those things you get as a condolence from those too cheep to give you a decent treat).





Damn it! I knew that tasted like decafe coffee

SC! Chai! Find the clown that swapped by Brown Gold for this crap now!


Now before all you Impish supporters start in, its not anything personal or to do with Impish’s (lackluster) job performance. I just figure after the way he went after Hillary and the Dems in his last issue it’s only a matter of time before we see those Clinton Foundation Hearses cruising the area looking for him. We’ve already got enough broomsticks in the area the mosquitoes are filing near air collision complaints.


Huh! Impish has been complaining of back problems recently. You don’t suppose… NAH! Inflating a football is work, he’d never voluntarily go near manual labor unless he thought is was a Mexican Lawn Service he could hire.


A very elderly couple were having an elegant dinner to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.

The old man leaned forward and said softly to his wife: “Dear, there is something that I must ask you. It has always bothered me that our tenth child never quite looked like the rest of our children.

Now I want to assure you that these 75 years have been the most wonderful experience I could have ever hoped for, and your answer cannot take all that away. But, I must know, did he have a different father?”

The wife dropped her head, unable to look her husband in the eye, she paused for moment and then confessed: “Yes. Yes he did.”

The old man was very shaken, the reality of what his wife was admitting hit him harder than he had expected. With a tear in his eye he asked:

“Who? Who was he? Who was the father?”

Again, the old woman dropped her head, saying nothing at first as she tried to muster the courage to tell the truth to her husband.

Then, finally, she said: “You.”


Many of them have more tattoos than their Dad too!


I never knew Deliverance was set in Ohio!


Paddle faster I’m hearing banjo music!

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Maybe we should try shooting them all in the nose. Or at least punching them there…with a baseball bat.


Now those clowns ARE scarey!!


The Top 5 Ways the Presidential Race Could Get Even Weirder

5.) Cthulhu rises from the deep and devours the shrieking souls of the living, saving America from the presidency of either candidate.

4.) Hillary trips and spills the contents of her purse, which does indeed include Bill’s testicles.

3.) PRESS RELEASE, Republican National Committee: “For the remainder of the presidential campaign, the part of Donald Trump will be played by understudy Scott Baio.”

2.) The third debate is held in Flint, Michigan. The rules: Tell a lie, do a shot of tapwater.

And the Number One Way the Presidential Race Could Get Even Weirder…

1.) All Americans are perfectly satisfied with the result.









Creamy Tortellini Mac and Cheese

Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, we can probably all agree on that…but we will say there are a variety of types of mac and cheese to choose from – cheeseburger mac and cheese, pesto mac and cheese, sausage mac and cheese, etc. – and some are better than others.

This ridiculously creamy tortellini version might top them all. Packed full of caramelized onion and bacon, with a generous helping of Velveeta for maximum smoothness (though you can use any cheese you like), this pasta is decadently delicious and we guarantee everyone you serve it to will rave about it. You can’t lose with this one!


45 minutes to prepare serves 6


1 (20 oz.) bag frozen cheese tortellini
1 (16 oz.) block Velveeta, cubed
6-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
2/3 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
olive oil, as needed
parmesan cheese, grated, as needed


Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over low heat and cook onions, stirring frequently, until caramelized. 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

While the onions caramelize, bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta according to package instructions, or until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water, and return pasta to pot over medium-low heat.

Gently stir in cubed Velveeta, heavy cream and butter, then season generously with salt and pepper, and add in nutmeg.

Fold in caramelized onions and sprinkle in 1/2 crumbled bacon.

Transfer to serving bowls and serve hot, garnished with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Consider other types of filled tortellini and different proteins other than bacon. For example mushroom filled and browned ground beef make a killer combo, especially when topped with shredded Swiss cheese.

Spinach tortellini (spinach pasta with cheese filling) loose Italian sausage, 1/2 can of good quality diced tomatoes also make an excellent combo.

Want to go all out really over the top? Lump Crab or Lobster meat,  Alfredo sauce and fresh peas will leave your diners speachless

Apple Lasagna

Ok so I’ll admit this next one might be stretching things just a tad, but you folks need to understand, he challenged me!

After all those things he said about my culinary skills just two weeks ago, he challenged me!

See we ere talking about the lasagna recipes and how he could go almost an entire day eating nothing but lasagna but how that ran the risk of Garfield syndrome (so fat and happy all you can do is couch potato for 24 hours in post lasagna lethargic bliss). I made a comment about how it wasn’t really a true day because there was no dessert lasagna in the mix so far.

Then it happened, that’s when Impish went and stuck his size 34EEEEE foot right in it.

Basically he said it wasn’t possible to do a true lasagna dessert. I said I wasn’t so sure that off the top of my head I could think of several avenues of possible exploration. That’s when it happened and he challenged me to put a dessert lasagna where my mouth was.

Well that was it, game on. Don’t through an oven mitt down to this leprechaun! I’ll put my fist in it and pummel you with it. It was game time and here are the results.

Apple Lasagna


  • Prep Time: 15 min.
  • Total Time: 1 hr.
  • Serves: 10 to 12,
  • Yield: 1 9×13 pan




    • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1 cup ricotta cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling
    • 8 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
    • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Combine Cheddar cheese, ricotta cheese, egg, white sugar, and almond extract in a medium bowl.
Blend well.
Spread one can apple pie filling over the bottom of a greased 9×13-inch pan.
Layer with half of the noodles, and then the cheese mixture.
Layer again with remaining noodles, and the second can of pie filling.
Combine flour, 6 tablespoons brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
Cut in butter until crumbly, DO NOT OVERWORK.
Sprinkle over top.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.
Cool for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare garnish by blending sour cream and 1/3 cup brown sugar in small bowl until smooth.
Cover, and refrigerate.
Serve warm apple lasagna with sour cream garnish.

Make that concession speech short but heartfelt & sincere Impish. Admitting you’re my food bitch would be a nice gesture too.






‘Hey ISIS, you suck’ billboard rises in South Florida


Campaign to raise awareness for anti-ISIS Muslims

MIAMI – A new billboard proclaiming that ISIS “sucks” has popped up in South Florida.

The new billboard, located on Interstate 75 just west of State Road 826, proclaims, “Hey ISIS, you suck!!!

The billboard is part of a campaign organized by Sound Vision, a public relations firm that is looking to make a distinction between ISIS and Muslims.

“A group of American-Muslim professionals organized like-minded concerned Muslims to raise funds for this campaign,” said Mohammad Siddiqi, executive director of Sound Vision. “These are common folks, and the billboard is their declaration of independence from ISIS.”

The billboard is similar to those that were placed in Chicago, Phoenix and St. Louis.

Like I said about the Imman who made comments about the Sunni version of Islam


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Dragon Laffs #1508



As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is a very important charity to me.Pink ribbon dragon Laffs  Every year, in October, I donate the money that I can spare to this horrendous problem.  Now, I’ve been doing this since before it became popular to do this.  Before the NFL started putting players in pink shoes, with pink towels hanging out of their asses and the refs throwing pink flags for some foul de flagrante.  The ribbon to the left is dated fr0m before I even adopted the wonderful little blue guy that I have now.

I’m not going to tell you how horrible it is, the fact is, that it’s not any more or less horrible Live Lover Laughthan any other way to get cancer and die, it’s just the one that hits closest to home for me.

I’ll let it go at that, except to say, that give what you can, but most of all, encourage the women in your lives to get their scheduled mammograms.  I know it hurts.  Yes, I DO KNOW that it hurts because guys can get breast cancer as well and several years ago I had a lump and had to get a mammogram and trust me when I tell you that it hurts a hell of a lot more when there ain’t much there to grab.

Anyway, why don’t we get a move on and …

Lets laugh2It’s not really a joking matter.  But, like most everything else we do around here, we laugh to get through it, we laugh instead of crying, we laugh because it pisses the evil ones off.

Trump invited the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht.  The Pope accepted, and during lunch, a puff of wind blew the Pontiff’s hat off, right into the water. It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place.
The crew and the security team were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying he’d get it.

The Donald climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up, walked back on the water,climbed onto the yacht, and handed the Pope his hat.
The crew was speechless. The security team and the Pope’s entourage were speechless. No one knew what to say, not even the Pope.
But that afternoon, NBC knew how to cover the story. Their banner headline read,

And that, ladies and gentle campers, is exactly how it is done.

You know, Trump said something incredibly stupid a few years ago, about how women could be treated and were being treated.  It was pretty stupid to be caught on tape talking about it.  And you know, since it was uncovered, I’ll bet I’ve heard it at least 5 times a day, every day.

Now, Hillary has been caught on tape bragging about destroying this little girl of 12 years old and how she got this guy off who she knew was guilty of rape.  She was not only bragging about it, but laughing about how easy it was to paint this littlefffffff to me, equally horific.  Now, how m any times do you thijnk I’ve heard Hillary’s tape? Once or twice a day?  No? ONce or twice a week?  Nope.  How about NEVER!  I’ve only heard it at all because someone sent me aq copy of the

Okay, so this one is soooooo good.  Whoever put it together has perfect timing.

And in a complete and total change of pace, but just as funny, here’s one you’ll really like:

And now for something totally different…this one is for Lethal himself.


So, I do believe, that we’ve seen enough movies for now and it’s time to move on to some of the other stuff we have to offer.

Pink ribbon 2

Yes, it’s a bit crass, but it needs to happen.


A wild eyed woman walked into a crowded bar in D. C. waving an unholstered pistol and yelled, “I have a 45 caliber Colt 1911 with a seven round magazine plus one in the chamber and I want to know who’s been sleeping with my husband.”
A voice from the back of the room called out, “You need more ammo Hillary!”


Dragon Pix

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a Breast Cancer Awareness Dragon?  They are all SO BUSY!  I did get a chance to snap this picture of one of the original Pink Dragons as she was between visits with breast cancer survivors.


K2 sent me this one.  And before you ask, no I did NOT fact check this to make sure that it was written by a former pastor, K2’s purple uncle, or whether a monkey somewhere banging on a keyboard eventually came up with the following words.  I didn’t check it because it doesn’t matter.  The words are true no matter WHO wrote them.

My friend and one time fellow pastor, Valton

Douglas, shares some powerful thoughts concerning Donald Trump:

I’ve heard too many say lately that we, the American people have no choice in this November election!
Do you really think that God would leave us

with no choice!
Come on people! Where’s your faith!! He has

heard our cries!

In defense of Donald Trump: Try to keep this

in mind, Donald Trump did not steal your money.

Donald Trump did not raise your taxes.
Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food.
Trump is not starting a race war.
Trump did not leave any US soldiers in

Benghazi to be slaughtered and desecrated by Muslims.
Trump did not send the US Navy to fight for

Syrian Al-Qaeda.
Trump did not arm ISIS and systematically

exterminate Christians throughout the Middle East.
Trump did not betray Israel.
Trump did not provide financing and

technology to Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
Trump did not give our military secrets to China.
Trump did not remove our nuclear missile

shield in Poland at the behest of Russia.
Trump did not shrivel our military, and

betray our veterans.
Trump did not cripple our economy.
Trump did not increase our debt to 20 trillion

Trump did not ruin our credit, twice.
Trump did not double African American unemployment.
Trump did not increase welfare to a recor


level for eight years.
Trump did not sign a law making it legal to

execute, and imprison Americans.
Trump did not set free all of terrorists in

Guantanamo bay.
Trump did not steal your rights, violate US

Constitutional law, or commit treason, hundreds of times.
Yet Trump is being ripped apart in the news, nonstop.

Barrack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and

the criminals occupying our government, are.

The media is the Democratic Party.
Save our culture.
Stop listening to them!

And what a perfect segue that is to…


You know we joke about this and joke about it, but why doesn’t someone official (The FBI?) look into people with two shots to the back of their heads supposedly committing suicide?  Come on!  Every person who is getting ready to testify or spill something about the Clintons suddenly dies?  Suicide, mysterious crashes, and on and on.  Makes me sick.


Well, sure!  It makes perfect sense to me.




So, if it’s not one lie, it’s a hundred others.  Sometimes I think that woman lies just to lie.


Not yet Bernie, sorry.  And she didn’t drop dead yet, either.


Yup, I have never been more sure of anything in my whole life!

And finally, this ought to put the candle on the cake…

A teacher asks the kids in her 3rd grade class: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Little Larry says: “I wanna start out as a fighter pilot, then be a billionaire, go to the most expensive clubs, find me the finest whore, give her a Ferrari worth over a million bucks, an apartment in Copacabana, a mansion in Paris, a jet to travel throughout Europe, an Infinite Visa Card, and all the while banging her like a loose screen door in a hurricane.”

 The teacher, shocked and not knowing what to do with this horrible response from little Larry, decides not to acknowledge what he said and simply tries to continue with the lesson. “And how about you, Sarah?”

“I wanna be Larry’s whore.”


Okay, so how many of you remember that cartoon?  I (of course) do, but I’m old.  Who else?



I don’t know…she seems a little narcissistic to me.



Yup, I’ve been in that type of meeting before.




Okay, so the above message just popped up on my computer…is that bad?



breast awareness month

Yes, I know, they don’t have much to do with Breast Cancer Awareness, but at what other time would it be logical for me to show Breast Motivational Posters?




Now to make all the guys out there feel guilty…


Now, while you are sufficiantly guilty, go to http://breastcancerawareness.com/ and make a donation.
Go ahead.
I’ll wait.
With that cute little girl sitting there staring at you.



And speaking of getting my ass in gear, it’s about time for me to put this puppy to bed.  But, before we go, This final one is from buddy Wheats.

They’re dumb and psychoquacking
I wish we’d send them packing
They’re altogether lacking,
The Demmi fammmiiiilllllleeee.
Note they are all flipping us the bird….That’s hard to do without a really zippy photoshop program.  I just have an old program from the early 2000’s for scanning photos into my PC that I use. 
The people in it are:
debbie blabbermouth-schultz
chuck u schumer
hitlery clintoris

Thanks Wheats and thanks to all of you for bearing with me this week.

Be well, until we meet again.

Cheers Impish

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Leprechaun Laughs #360 for Wednesday Oct 12th 2016


Well my cyber snitches tell me you in the more Northern parts of New England have had your first frost. That means the leaves should be falling rapidly now as it’s already peak season over most of New England.








I have to be like this otherwise legal types start using bad words like ‘premeditated’ and ‘conspiracy’ with regards to me.


Be what the rest of us are Impish, be afraid…very afraid. Remember they are going to pick your ‘retirement home’.

Autumn in New England


Genuine 1964 WD-40 label


The Top 5 Songs by Aging Rock Stars

Bruce Springsteen is 67, Mick Jagger is 73,
Paul McCartney is 74, Ringo Starr is 76,
Little Richard is 83 and Chuck Berry is 89.

  1. Eric Clapton: “Rogaine”
  2. Led Zeppelin: “Stairlift to Heaven”
  3. Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine: “Arrhythmia Is Gonna Get You”
  4. Willie Nelson: “On the John Again”

And the Number One Song by an Aging Rock Star…

  1. The Who: “Bingo Wizard”


Ah you’ve just got to love Mrs. Dragon. Never at a lost for a witty comeback!




5 Snack Mixes to Bring to Your Next Tailgate

Tailgate, Football Party, Movie Night (“Netflix & Chill” is seriously underrated especially when teamed up with blanket cuddle and fireplace) or trail/camping/school lunch snack these variations of the standard party mix are sure to be a hit.

Pizza Party Mix

Ordering pizza delivery to your parking spot might be tricky, so Katie Lee’s Pizza Party Mix is the next-best thing. Baked Parmesan cheese crackers and pepperoni slices are the salty combination you’ll be craving. We promise you’ll need a second helping.




Total Time:  1 hr. 30 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive: 15 min
Cook: 1 hr. 5 min
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
Level: Easy



3 cups rice cereal squares
3 cups corn cereal squares
3 cups wheat cereal squares
1 cup Parmesan or white Cheddar cheese crackers
1 cup pretzel sticks
2 ounces small pepperoni slices
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon oregano
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan


Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
In a large bowl, mix together the rice, corn and wheat cereal squares, cheese crackers, pretzel sticks and pepperoni slices.

Melt the butter a small pot over medium heat. Whisk in the tomato paste, Worcestershire, garlic salt, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and gently stir until everything is coated. Spread the mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes (the pepperoni will get slightly crunchy). Let cool, then pour into a serving bowl and gently toss with the Parmesan. Serve at room temperature.

I like using the mini pepperoni (slices are about the diameter of a hot dog) for this as its more in keeping with the size of the other ingredients. I also recommend using the turkey kind as its substantially less greasy which translates in this case to less messy hands.

Chinese Take-Out Snack Mix

Dumplings and General Tso’s chicken aren’t exactly conventional tailgate food, but this snack mix brimming with the flavors of Chinese takeout will be a new tradition. Think of this mix as the chip version of your favorite noodle dish. This savory and addictive snack is perfect not just for game day but for road trips too.



Total Time: 40 min
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 20 min
Yield: 10 cups
Level: Easy



3 cups crisp rice cereal, such as Rice Chex (about 3 ounces)
3 cups dried snap peas (about 3 ounces)
2 cups crunchy chow mein noodles (about 4 ounces)
1 1/2 cups roasted and salted almonds (about 7 ounces)
1 1/2 cups sesame sticks (about 4 ounces)
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, finely grated
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice
Pinch red pepper flakes
Kosher salt
1 1/2 cups wasabi peas (about 6 ounces)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the rice cereal, snap peas, chow mein noodles, almonds and sesame sticks together in a large bowl. Whisk the butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic, five-spice, pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a separate bowl.

Pour the sauce over the snack mix and toss to coat well. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until the mix is toasted and almost completely dry, 16 to 18 minutes, tossing about halfway through.

Remove from the oven and stir in the wasabi peas. Let cool completely, and then store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Chili-Garlic Snack Mix

This mix has all your kid’s favorites. (Think pretzels, Cheez-It crackers and Chex Mix.) You’ll coat them in a spicy chili-garlic butter and bake until crisp. The mix stays fresh in an airtight container for up to five days, so you can even make it ahead of time!



Total Time: 25 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Level: Easy



2 tablespoons popcorn kernels
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups Chex (or other cereal squares)
2 cups Cheez-It crackers (or other mini cheddar crackers)
1 cup mini pretzel twists
1 cup smoked almonds
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat 3 popcorn kernels and the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until 1 kernel pops; add the remaining kernels, cover and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the popping subsides. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl.

Add the cereal, crackers, pretzels and almonds; toss to combine. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in the chili powder, paprika and garlic powder. Drizzle over the popcorn mixture and toss with a rubber spatula to coat; season with salt.

Spread the snack mix on the prepared baking sheet. Bake, stirring once or twice, until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Strawberry-Pretzel Snack Mix

Sweet cereal, yogurt-covered pretzels and freeze-dried strawberries are balanced out with salty pretzel sticks and the warming flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring a tub to your next tailgate and pack the leftovers for school lunch — if you even have any!



Total Time: 25 min
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Yield: 10 cups
Level: Easy


4 cups graham-flavored cereal
4 cups pretzel sticks, slightly broken
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups yogurt-covered pretzels, broken into pieces
2 cups freeze-dried strawberries


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the graham cereal and pretzel sticks together in a large bowl. Whisk the butter, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Pour the sauce over the snack mix and toss to coat well. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until the mix is toasted and almost completely dry, 10 to 15 minutes, tossing about halfway through.

Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Toss in the yogurt-covered pretzels and strawberries. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Brace yourselves ladies, I know the way to your hearts is through your sweet tooth so this one is aimed at you all. Someone lower Ginny’s chair to the supine position please.

Praline-Chocolate Snack Mix

You’ll find all kinds of flavor profiles in this salty, sweet and creamy snack mix. Cocoa Puffs add a chocolaty crunch your tailgating guests will love. Bake this mix the night before and pack it into bags once it’s cooled and you’ll be ready for game time.



Total Time: 40 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 25 min
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Level: Easy





1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
2 cups Chex (or other cereal squares)
1 cup Cheerios (or other toasted oat cereal)
1 cup Cocoa Puffs (or other chocolate puffed cereal)
1 cup pretzel sticks
2 tablespoons popcorn kernels
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Kosher salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly toast the pecans in a large saucepan over medium heat, about 5 minutes; transfer to a large bowl. Add the cereals and pretzels to the bowl and set aside.
Wipe out the saucepan. Add 3 popcorn kernels and the vegetable oil and heat over medium heat until 1 kernel pops; add the remaining kernels, cover and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the popping subsides. Remove from the heat and add to the cereal mixture; toss to combine.

Combine the butter, molasses, corn syrup, heavy cream and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook, stirring, until the mixture is thick and pulls away from the side of the pan, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Once the mixture stops bubbling, stir in the vanilla. Pour over the cereal-popcorn mixture, season with salt and toss with a rubber spatula to coat.

Spread the snack mix on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the popcorn is crisp, about 15 minutes (the praline sauce will still be soft). Remove from the oven and use a flat metal spatula to flip the mix in large sections. Let cool completely. (The snack mix will harden as it cools.) Sprinkle with the confectioners’ sugar and gently toss to coat. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. [Like it’s really going to last 5 days!]

Ok as you know no sooner does one issue post then I am starting the next issue. Sometimes that’s actual writing other times that’s just collecting things under the issue banner. I wrote the following thoughts last Friday morning after two complete days of silence from a certain dragon on the subject of a certain recipe:

Ok last week I did Lasagna Soup as you may recall,  While Ginny practically had to wear a Depends around her neck all week as a drool bib, the one I was really concerned over, given his Lasagna devotion makes Garfield look ambivalent about the dish, Impish never made so much as a peep about it.

This. Isn’t. Acceptable.

THEREFORE: Out comes another secret Lasagna dish I have been hiding away, Breakfast Lasagna!

I. Will. Break. Him! Brace Yourselves!

You Patrons in the front row, there are plastic ponchos in the pocket on the side of your chairs I strongly urge donning them now. Also there is plastic sheeting to be held up as if this was a Gallagher concert when the time comes.

Post writing that Impish called me and being the occasionally nice friend to him that I am I gave him a heads up I was miffed over his silence on the Lasagna Soup recipe. His response was something to the effect that he didn’t feel a couple of lines buried in the comments section which very few people actually read anyway would do justice to the recipe or his feeling about it.

He stated he was addressing it at some length in his issue. I forewarned him that I already had retribution for his silence locked, loaded and prepared to fire. His retort was ‘bring on the bus I can take it. I’m a DRAGON, we fear nothing.’ 

Very quietly and clearly I said two words, ‘Breakfast. Lasagna.’ A loud thud was heard over the phone line followed by klaxons warning of an excessive drooling event and the need for HAZMAT spill booms and dams needing to be deployed for containment. (I will say this much for dragon drool it resurfaces the stonework floors nicely and cleans the hell out of the grout!) Once Impish was able to mumble again (4 very large sponges were stuffed in his cheeks to increase his retention of drool) he began begging me not to pull the recipe even if his praise of Lasagna Soup was found to be adequate by me.

SO, more out of a need to obtain peace and quiet, regain control of my inbox and return things to some semblance of what passes for normalcy around here, I give you Breakfast Lasagna.

Front row Patrons, now would be an excellent time to hurriedly don those ponchos and deploy that plastic sheeting!

Sausage Gravy Breakfast Lasagna



Total Time: 10 hr. 30 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive: 8 hr. 35 min
Cook: 1 hr. 25 min
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Level: Easy




Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces lasagna noodles (about 12)
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for tossing and greasing the baking dish
2 pounds bulk breakfast sausage, thawed
1 bunch scallions, whites cut into 1/2-inch pieces and greens thinly sliced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
8 ounces white Cheddar, shredded
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Two 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and excess liquid squeezed out
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles, and cook according to the package directions. Strain into a colander, and toss with some oil. Drape the noodles over and around the side of the colander to cool.

Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and scallion whites, and cook, stirring and breaking the meat up into bite-size pieces (not crumbs), until the sausage is browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the cooked sausage, and stir until it is completely absorbed. Add 2 cups milk, and stir until it starts to thicken. Stir in the remaining 2 cups milk, bring to a simmer and stir until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes. Stir in 2 teaspoons salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper and the nutmeg. Remove the sauce from the heat, and let cool.

Mix together the mozzarella, Cheddar and Parmesan in a medium bowl.

Oil a 9- by 13-inch baking dish. Spread about 4 tablespoons of the sauce (without big pieces of sausage) over the bottom. Arrange 4 slightly overlapping noodles to fully cover the bottom of the dish. Spread 1/3 of the remaining sauce over the noodles. Spread 1/2 the spinach in an even layer. Sprinkle with about 1/3 of the scallion greens, 1/4 teaspoon salt, a few grinds of pepper and 1/3 of the cheese mixture. Continue layering with 4 more noodles, 1/2 of the remaining sauce, the remaining spinach, 1/2 of the remaining scallion greens, 1/4 teaspoon salt, a few grinds of pepper and 1/2 of the remaining cheese. Finish the lasagna with the remaining noodles, sauce and cheese. Cover the top with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. Do the same with the remaining scallion greens.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the plastic wrap from the baking dish, and cover with foil. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 45 minutes. Uncover the dish, and continue to bake until the lasagna is slightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Top with the remaining scallions, the parsley and a sprinkle of black pepper. Let sit for at least 15 minutes, then slice and serve.

A few words about the sausage you use for this recipe:

Don’t skimp and don’t cheap out. The better the sausage the better this dish. It really can make or break it. I use the in store made savory breakfast sausage of a place called Sprout’s. If there is one near you and you’ve not tried their sausage I suggest you do. It’s all natural and has not preservatives additives or nitrates. If I cannot get that I use Jimmy Dean. If I can’t get either of those I don’t make it period.

Consider using one pork and one turkey breakfast sausage. This reduced the amount of grease and fat considerably. If you need a little more fat for the Roux you can always use a pat of butter or a bit of bacon drippings.

Finally, if I’m making this for a brunch, I like adding about 8 oz. (uncooked measure) of cooked chopped mushroom to the sausage mixture. Cook them separately so they don’t suck up all the grease and fat you need to make the Roux. I season them with just a little salt, black pepper and poultry seasoning. You can use garlic powder if you’d like but many people don’t want to taste garlic in their breakfast. (Unless they’re Italian or from Jersey).

There. Now that’s Lasagna 2 weeks in a row and for both of the other 2 meals a day its not usually served are. Let’s see Impish stand up to that!

We out! (Drops large wooden spoon and leaves kitchen)


New England Fall Foliage 2015





SURE! and maybe I’ll see some…(pauses as he runs to look out window at the sky) … Nope! No Airborne Bovines. Didn’t really expect any just like I don’t expect Liberals to suddenly start thinking, much less thinking logically.


Walken- Busey 2016








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Dragon Laffs #1507


By the time you guys are reading this, Saturday morning, that is, I will be able to tell you how everything worked out, but as of this time, which is 2100 hrs EDT on Monday (that’s 9 pm for you civilian types).  I have had issues for the past couple of weeks with ridiculous pain in my right knee, shin, thigh, hip, back…

I can’t figure out what happened and why it suddenly attacked me so badly.  So …

Anyway, you guys know that I share about everything with you.  I know that Lethal does as well.  And my bringing this up to you is not to complain, but to let you know that it won’t be until Thursday, when I see my surgeon.  I say MY surgeon because he’s the guy who replaced my knee and I trust him… A LOT!

I see him on Thursday and then I’ll know (I hope) about what’s going on.

Reading this from the beginning now on Saturday, for you, you’ll be able to read down through to see how it all works out for me.  Me writing this on Monday, waiting for Thursday to get here…really makes me want it to be Saturday, so I can quickly scroll to the bottom to see what’s going on.

It’s funny.  For all intents and purposes, you are reading these words at the EXACT some time that I am writing them, but we’re doing it with five days between us.  Picture time flowing along in a straight line, with the words that I’m writing flowing along that line.  The words from the top of the page, are in the past for both of us, although they are further in the past for me, then they are for you, if you think about this one particular instant that is the NOW and then is fleetingly gone to be replaced by another, instantaneous NOW, which is gone just as fast, my NOWs are the exact same way.

Yeah, I know…it doesn’t make sense now…but wait until the future (well, for me, for you it’s the past and you can wait as long as you want, the past is never going to become your NOW) and it will all make sense.

Let's Laugh


I have had this little poster for a long time and I’ve been meaning to use it, but I’ve kept forgetting.  So, tomorrow, I came back to today and reminded myself to use it, taking advantage of the whole NOW conundrum, being today and tomorrow at the same time as your today is.

It’s now VERY early Wednesday morning.  I’ve been up since about 1 am with horrible (HORRIBLE!!!!!!) leg cramps.  I’m so damn tired, but I can’t go back to sleep.  It’s 445 now and my alarm just went off to get up and get ready to go to work.  Thank goodness for Lethal’s Brown-gold.  As you read in today’s issue, (that is 3 days old for you guys, is brown-gold is “As Impish will attest my ‘Brown Gold’ Coffee blend is nothing short of magical. You want proof you say? Well just one sip renders him speechless. Two sips and he’s actually awake and alert. Half a cup and he’ll actually do a full days honest work load. Now if THAT isn’t magic I don’t know what is!” Today, it’s survival!  His coffee is the only thing standing between me and certain death. 

So that was written about 5 hours ago.  Since that time I have been back to bed, woken up with another deep groin muscle cramp, back to bed again to be finally woken up (after a total of about 3 hours of sleep) to TWO cramps, in the same spot on EACH leg. 

I gotta figure this shit out.  I DO NOT want to end up back at this place:

They’ve added a whole new wing!  And what the hell are “Dragon Psychological and Physiological Issues?”


Let’s laugh some more.


Lethal does such a GREAT Yoda.  I’ll have to try to get a recording of him doing Yoda’s voice and getting it on the blog somehow.

It’s now later in the day on Wednesday and I know to you it seems like I just told you how horrible my Wednesday is, and from your current position (my future position), not much has actually changed in that amount of time.  For me, several hours have gone by and, whether you believe it or not, my day has gotten worse!  As you know, Wednesday is the publication day for Leprechaun Laffs.

As you are well aware, there are certain people that each of teases in a good hearted way and leave the real blood-thirsty stuff for each other.  And I’m sure you’ve realized by now that that is just some of the ways brothers talk to each other.  It’s a sign of love.

Now, I’ve gone and told you all of this stuff that you already knew to give you a tiny bit of insight into Impish Dragon.  Lethal is an outstanding cook with a wicked imagination for food that I, with over 25 years of experience in restaurants (from chicken shack to white-gloved-fine dining) a damn fine cook in my own right and completely blown away by him.  One of the things that he loves to do is tease some of the ladies with his “weak kneed recipes”. One of his primary targets, if not THE primary target in all of this is Ginny.  Now, this is the look inside of Impish, I secretly enjoy watching Ginny after she gets ahold of one of his weak-kneed products as she stumbles around, moaning, with her eyes half closed like she is mid-orgasm (well hell, maybe she is?) and able to give Meg Ryan in Katz’s Delicatessen a run for her money.

So now the ….


What do you mean, “who or what is Meg Ryan in Katz’s Delicatessen and what does it have to do with Ginny?”

Please, please, please don’t tell me that you’ve never seen the fantastic movie, When Harry Met Sally.

You haven’t.

You haven’t even heard of it before.

How old are you?  What the hell are you doing here???

Security, get this “child” out of here.  Make sure he is printed and retna scanned so he can’t get back in here again.  Also find out what entrance he used and who was on duty at the time he came in.  Thanks.

Anyway, where was I?  Oh yeah, Meg Ryan.

So, for the rest of us, let’s just do a fast review.  Here’s the scene I’m speaking about:

So, the point is, that when Ginny gets a hold of one of Lethal’s Weak Kneed recipes, she gives Meg Ryan a run for her money.  And I think it is hilarious and enjoy the heck out of watching her eat.

Now, the tables are turned.

Now Lethal is coming after me.  What am I talking about, you ask?  This!  This is what I’m talking about.  It all started with this:

And yes, I read it and quite honestly, I scoffed.  I thought, yeah right!  There’s no way that a recipe is going to affect me like it does Ginny.  And then this came along:

And I was done.  Thank goodness I was in my own office when it happened, but even so, I am mortified.  Weak kneed doesn’t even describe it.  And writing about it shortly after it happened is not only very hard, but extremely dangerous.  Rather than beating myself up over it, let me just say that, it took 5, full sized pumper trucks to get rid of the drool.  I almost drowned myself in my own office and I didn’t care because I was watching the clip over and over again and as far as the noise I was making, well…. I have a court appearance in front of a judge next week for disturbing the peace and lewd and lascivious behavior.  I’ll be EXTREMELY LUCKY if I don’t end up on some sex offender list somewhere.

Damn Lasagna Soup.

But, oh man……!!!

Yes, I’ve heard this one before, but this one seems to end a little differently.  Still, it made me smile and chuckle internally, so it meets the strictest requirements for the blog, and thusly, here it is: (Any of you been around long enough to remember the rules for getting something published in Dragon Laffs?)

In a college level advanced Biology exam, the last question was, ‘Name eight (8) advantages of Mother’s Milk’. This final question was worth 70 points or zero, none at all.
One male student in particular, was hard put to think of eight advantages. However, after some serious contemplation, he wrote this answer:
1) It is a perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to the mother and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.

…and then, the student was struck dumb for two more answers so in desperation, and only just before the bell rang to indicate the end of the exam, he wrote:

7) It comes in two quite attractive containers, and . . .
8) It’s high enough off the floor where the cat can’t get at it.



Nope, it’s not time to stop watching football, it’s time for football teams, coaches, and ruling authorities to pull their collective head out of their asses.
And it’s Bull Shit!  It’s even managed to come to my own loved Indianapolis Colts!  14a

Several websites covered this because it was more than just a slap in the face to America:

”Antonio Cromartie decided to follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead and kneel for the National Anthem.”
”The Indianapolis Colts cornerback took a knee and raised his fist during Sunday’s game with the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. To further slap his fellow Americans in the face, he then stood for “God Save The Queen.”

What the hell!?!?!?!?!?!?!  You are on your BEST behavior in another country and you embarrass all of us like this????!!!!

Wait! Wait! Wait!  The article continues:

“But, it appears that Cromartie’s decision may have cost him big time.” On Tuesday, Cromartie got his pink slip and was released from the Colts.”

Hold on…it gets even … better (?). There’s even more to this story.

“Cromartie signed a $3 million deal with the Colts before the start of the season. The cornerback, who has a dozen children with eight different women, obviously could use that money since he owes $336,000 in child support.  Perhaps he should have thought about that before he acted.”

Now, in the interest of fairness and truth and honesty, it appears that his kneeling may not have been the “official” reason for his firing.  Here’s a quote from breitbart.com that sheds some light on this aspect but real quick before the quote, can I just make a point….he OWES $336,000 in child support!!!! That’s HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS!  Of DOLLARS!!  That’s 28,00 per kid!  I’m astounded.  But then again, it amazes me completely how guys who play a game for a living and who get paid and treated like kings, can be such unmitigated cowards and self-centered ass wipes.

“But his play during the game, rather than his antics before it, likely led to his release.

The Colts lost the game to the longtime divisional doormat Jacksonville Jaguars 30-27.”

“The four-time Pro Bowler struggled throughout and his play with the Colts was summed up by one series during their Week 4 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London,” ESPN’s Mike Wells writes.’Cromartie was beaten twice and called for two penalties on a drive where the Jaguars managed to get a field goal as the first half came to an end. Cromartie was benched in favor of Rashaan Melvin, in the second half.’”

I’d give you the links to the rest of the articles, but the above is the gist of it.  I guess my point is, I’ll bet the Colts front office, when considering cutting this super-genius, took his antics in front of America and England into account.

I know I would.



Fantasy Pix


More employees trying on Halloween costumes.  This one is…wow, I jumped right in here and put a fantasy picture up and I haven’t even put up a dragon picture yet.

So, let’s fix that:
Dragon Pix


A great dragon picture.  That’s a very close friend of mine with his wife. Which is the friend and which is the wife?  Well, I haven’t seen very many wives with that kind of a mustache, although dwarven women have facial hair to rival their male companions.  And, we have been doing a lot lately with Halloween costumes, so who’s to say that they aren’t just two normal people in costume.

And, who’s to say, really, what “normal” is?

Okay, I won’t leave you hanging.  I know that you are all just sitting on the edge of your seats wondering who is who….

Paul is sitting over there with his hand gripping his cane, his coffee cup balanced precariously on his knee and his dear wife Ginny has stopped chewing her donut, Boston Crème of course, and is sitting there with her mouth open waiting for me to do the big reveal.

Wait….Diaman just reminded me that, although I have permission to use the above picture, I don’t have permission to reveal the names of the people in the picture.


Ginny, go ahead and start chewing again, and push Paul back onto his lounger and grab his coffee cup.

Sorry folks, I can’t, legally, go any further.  So, let’s move on.


Going back to the Colin Kaepernick topic for just one second….I think I’m in Love.  And it’s with Tomi Lahren from The Blaze.  Oh my dear, I am having a horrible case of:

Said That


A man was washed up on a beach after a terrible shipwreck. Only a sheep and a sheepdog were washed up with him. After looking around, he realized that they were stranded on deserted island.

After being there awhile, he got into the habit of taking his two animal companions to the beach every evening to watch the sunset. One particular evening, the sky was a fiery red with beautiful cirrus clouds, the breeze was warm and gentle – a perfect night for romance.

As they sat there, the sheep started looking better and better to the lonely man. Soon, he leaned over to the sheep and put his arm around it. But the sheepdog, ever protective of the sheep, growled fiercely until the man took his arm from around the sheep. After that, the three of them continued to enjoy the sunsets together, but there was no more cuddling.

A few weeks passed by and, lo and behold, there was another shipwreck.

The only survivor was Hillary Clinton. That evening, the man brought Hillary to the evening beach ritual. It was another beautiful evening, red sky, cirrus clouds, a warm and gentle breeze, a perfect for a night for romance.

Pretty soon, the man started to get “those feelings” again. He fought the urges as long as he could but he finally gave in and leaned over to Hillary and told her he hadn’t had sex for months. Hillary batted her eyelashes and asked if there was anything she could do for him.

Thrilled, the man asked, “Would you mind taking the dog for a walk?”


Okay, so that is a great segue into this section, which is beginning to be one of my favorites!Politics4iNow, we’re making jokes about it?  The amount of people who have “disappeared” or who have committed “Suicide” is astounding and NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT! Maybe they are all worried about having to commit suicide if they try to investigate.





And all those imbecilic Hillary fans are nodding their heads in agreement.


And finally one more that mimics the first and perfectly rounds out this political segue


So today (yesterday) is Friday and I saw my doctor yesterday (the day before yesterday) Thursday.  He tells me that all of my symptoms can be related to my back and rather than take x-rays of everything else first, there is, after all, no reason to try to fix one problem without fixing the problem that caused that problem in the first place, that he wants an MRI done on my back and we’ll take it from there.  So, I suppose that is news and whether that turns out to be good news or bad is going to depend on how it all turns out in the long run.

Stay tuned to your favorite dragon channel for any updates.


I’m going to present this next one to you from Ginny exactly as it was sent to me.  Because I don’t want to be treated the same way.

The Secret to a Long Marriage

Ginny and Paul were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. Their domestic tranquility had long been the talk of the town. “What a peaceful and loving couple.” A local newspaper reporter was inquiring as to the secret of their long and happy marriage.

Well, it dates back to our honeymoon,” explained  Paul. We visited the Grand Canyon and took a trip down to the bottom of the canyon on a pack mule.
We hadn’t gone too far when Ginny’s mule stumbled.  Ginny quietly said, ‘that’s once.’
We proceeded a little further and the mule stumbled again. Once more Ginny  quietly said, ‘That’s twice.’

We hadn’t gone a half-mile when the mule stumbled the third time. My wife quietly removed a revolver from her purse and shot the mule dead.

I started an angry protest over her treatment of the mule, when she looked at me, and quietly said, ‘That’s once.’

And we lived happily ever after.

I always wondered what she meant when she’d say that to me.  Every now and then while I was working or doing something around the offices I’d ask Ginny something or ask her to do something for me, or disagreed with her and I’d hear quite faintly under her breath, “That’s once.”

I’ve actually even heard “That’s Twice” several times.

But, I think she is all words and no action because I know I heard her say, “That’s Three-Times!” But, she didn’t shoot me.

See…no follow through.

But you know, there was something odd about that time.  I remember it well because Diaman was there and as soon as I heard Ginny say, “That’s Three-Times!” Diaman leaped from the side of the hallway where she happened to be standing and started wrestling with Ginny.  Now, I love a good girl wrestling match as much as the next dragon, but I had important pastries transcripts to taste-test proof-read so I couldn’t stick around.  But as I was walking away, and this is the part that was odd and stuck in my memory,I did hear a loud pop sound from a broken light bulb from where they were  horse-playing around in the hallway.

So…..I …. um …. forgot the point I was trying to make…so, let’s move on!



So, I just had to stop and put this category in right here because I found something so cool that I just had to share.

Wasn’t that great!?  I just wished they could’ve showed it a few more times.  But wait…then this one pops up and it looks awesome, too!

A lot more stuff being shot in not only slo-mo, but in extreme close-up as well.

Okay, okay, settle down.  Put the guns and cameras away.  I know that ws cool, but you can’t recreate some of the scenes from the movie yourselves.  Okay, to settle the mood back to where it’s supposed to be, let’s watch this one.

Top 5 Brutal Facts About Getting Shot!

Better now?


Then, let’s move on.


Okay, just one video (on a different topic) that I thought was pretty cool!

breaking news

New Sports Bra Announced

Saturday, October 8, 2016


Dr. Calvin Rickson, a Professor of Sports Medicine at Texas A&M University has invented a bra that keeps women’s breasts from jiggling and bouncing, and prevents the nipples from pushing through the fabric when cold weather sets in.

At a news conference, after announcing the invention, a large group of men took Dr. Rickson outside and kicked the crap out of him.


I told you once before that Ginny has been sending me these Health Capsules and this one is a doozy!


As a thank you to Lethal Leprechaun for the wonderful recipe for lasagna soup.  Well, you already know how I feel about that.  LOL.  Here are some Motivational posters that he should find close to his heart.

Marine Pride



Marine Bordom

marine death

marine hitching

marine leathernecks

Okay, that’s sufficient for now.  I’m sure Lethal knows how I feel about him plus, gotta save some for the Marine Anniversary in November.



I’m sure that you have seen pharmaceutical advertising in doctor’s offices on everything from tissues to note pads.

This one should get First prize…

I e-mailed it to my Japanese doctor friend;
he e-mailed back:
“If light stay on more than 4 hour, call erectrician.


There ought to be a number you can call, as a husband, to give you real-live emergencies that you HAVE to get to, so you can get out of these things.

How about if you “said” you were a volunteer fireman in your local town.  Then, anytime you got stuck in the mall for the passing of day 4, or whatever your limit is, you can use the excuse that there is a fire you have to go help put out.

It could work.

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t a great idea, but you don’t have to sit back there and laugh so hard.


That’s it!  That’s all the warning you’re going to get…

 With all this stuff going around about Clown attacks,
always remember this:
If you are ever attacked by a gaggle of Clowns,
always, “Go for the Juggler”.


I warned you.  See, it even startled the clowns.

This next joke I actually got from both Ginny and Diaman…

No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this is funny. This guy is hilarious…

Here is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins.

Dear Mr. Page:  I agree with our Native American population.  I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins.  One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay.  We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.

Let’s ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians.  If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60’s alive.  Gone.  It’s offensive to us white folk.

The New York Yankees offend the Southern population.  Do you see a team named for the Confederacy?  No!  There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men’s lives.

I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names.  Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged.  We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children.  The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits.  Wrong message to our children.

The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic.  Wrong message to our children.

The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates.  Wrong message to our children.

The Milwaukee Brewers.  Well that goes without saying.  Wrong message to our children.

So, there you go.  We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should.  Just the kind of thing the do-nothing Congress loves.

As a diehard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women’s athletic teams to something other than “the Beavers (especially when they play Southern California.  Do we really want the Trojans sticking it to the Beavers?)

I always love your articles and I generally agree with them.  As for the Redskins name I would suggest they change the name to the “Foreskins” to better represent their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in Congress.


And that ought to do it for another day.  Until we meet again.

come back

Cheers Impish

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Leprechaun Laughs #359 for Wednesday October 5th 2016



Let's Roll 26


[As Impish will attest my ‘Brown Gold’ Coffee blend is nothing short of magical. You want proof you say? Well just one sip renders him speechless. Two sips and he’s actually awake and alert. Half a cup and he’ll actually do a full days honest work load. Now if THAT isn’t magic I don’t know what is!]





I’ve got to believe whatever is left of the Founding Fathers is rolling over in their graves faster than a jet turbine over our current and future Presidential situations.





 I was informed by a fellow Texan who is a reader that Texas is a ‘Dog State’. Therefore here’s a gratuitous Texas Dog shot.


Last weeks evil clown in Impish’s Little Dragon’s Room actually turned out to be beneficial. See unknown to anyone he’d been suffering from a bit of a case of ‘cheese butt’. The clown on the potty lid gimmick apparently totally resolved that issue for him and he was in and out of there in under a half hour each time for most of the week That’s like Olympic time for him). However I notice his time is increasing again so I figured he needed a ‘little booster’ to get things moving again. I suspect this crawling out from under the sink in there should just about do the trick.



A short one this time from our newest feature.


And when I say ‘OH HELLS NO!’ in this case I’m not talking just about the snails!


Clearly another Darwin Award candidate in the running!

Recipe Warning

OK everyone place their beverages in the cup holders provided. Hopefully the gimbal mountings will prevent any spillage and injury. Seat belts everyone please as well! NO we’re not doing this out of sympathy for Ginny and her weak knees, tis time around it’s the big guy I’m worried about hitting the floor or dashing out of the room willy nilly full speed for the kitchens. See right off I’m messing with something very near and dear to his heart (stomachs?) Lasagna. Fall is here and to me Fall heralds the return of soup time so I started digging into my files and found this one from last year that I never got to post.

Lasagna Soup



  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • kosher salt
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 5 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz. lasagna noodles, broke into 2″ pieces
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella
  • Grated Parmesan, for garnish
  • Torn fresh basil, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and season with salt. Cook until tender and golden, 5 minutes, then add beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain fat and return to pot.
  2. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, 1 minute, then add crushed tomatoes and dried oregano.
  3. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add lasagna noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 10 minutes.
  5. Add mozzarella and stir, letting melt into soup.
  6. Garnish with Parm and basil.

I like using leftover homemade spaghetti sauce, particularly if I made meatballs and have leftovers (admittedly they usually wind up as sandwich fare the next day) for this dish. Just start where they’re adding the chicken broth to the pan and have reheated your left over sauce first. Once you add the chicken stock give it a gentle stir for a minute then remove the meatballs if you’d like and halve or quarter them before returning to the pot. They’ll come out cleaner and easier to manage this way.

I’ve also been known to use loose Italian Sausage in place of the Ground Beef and Cheese and Spinach Ravioli in place of the Lasagna Noodles.


Cracker Barrel-Inspired Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Casserole



  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, for seasoning chicken
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup (10.75 ounces)
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli florets (10 ounces)
  • 1 c. crushed Ritz crackers


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Pat each chicken breast dry using paper towels. Lightly season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper, and place them in an oven-safe casserole dish.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, cheddar cheese soup, paprika and shredded cheese. Fold in the broccoli and 1/2 c. Ritz crackers. Pour over the chicken, covering it entirely.
  4. Top with remaining Ritz crackers. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink in the center. (If you take a piece out and pierce it with a knife, the juices should run clear.)

I like serving it with Mac & Cheese or Scalloped Cheddar Potatoes and a salad.


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The head of Hezbollah has found someone he hates even more than Israelis


If there were any doubt as to just how toxic sectarian politics has become in the Middle East, the latest statement from the leader of the Iran-backed Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah should clear things right up.

Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of a group that has been fighting Israel for decades, declared on Tuesday that “Wahhabism is more evil than Israel,” Lebanon’s Al Akhbar newspaper reported.

Wahhabism is the ultra-fundamentalist strain of Sunni Islam that Saudi Arabia’s government promotes and that strongly influences the ideology of Sunni jihadist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS.

In other words, things have gotten so bad that Hezbollah, Israel’s mortal enemy, now considers Wahhabis — that is, fellow Muslims — to be worse than Israel. Bear in mind, this is coming from the same man who has described Israel as a cancerous entity and the root of all the crises and wars and pledged that Israel’s destiny is manifested in our motto: ‘Death to Israel.”

It’s also coming from a man at the helm of a group that has engaged in numerous conflicts with Israel, including a horrifically bloody all-out war in 2006 that resulted in the deaths of around 1,300 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 165 Israelis, 121 of whom were soldiers. Israeli security officials say the group now has the capacity to batter their country with more than 1,000 rockets a day.

But despite how it may seem, Nasrallah’s statement is not, at its base, a conflict about religion. Though there are certainly strong religious disagreements between Sunni and Shia — and especially between extreme fundamentalist Sunnis and extreme fundamentalist Shia — the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia has little to do with dogma. It’s actually about something far less exotic: power and influence.

This is just another salvo in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Tehran’s Shia government and Riyadh’s Sunni one have spent years waging a Cold War–style proxy fight for dominance of the Middle East and the broader Muslim world. The two countries haven’t openly fought each other, but they back extremist groups around the Middle East who share their worldviews — and who are willing to fight, kill, and die on their behalf.

This proxy war plays out in conflicts all over the Middle East. For instance, Saudi Arabia, with US military assistance, is engaged in a brutal air war against Iranian-backed Houthi fighters inside Yemen that has sparked a massive humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country. The United Nations recently estimated that at least 10,000 civilians have died, and acknowledged that that number was almost certainly lower than the actual toll.

Saudi Arabia’s proxy fight with Iran is also helping to fuel the bloodshed in Syria, where an estimated 400,000 people have been killed over the past five years while millions more have fled the country and sparked the biggest refugee crisis in decades.

Hezbollah — the strongest and most influential of Iran’s various surrogate groups — has sent between 5,000 and 8,000 fighters to Syria on behalf of the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Fighting against them are myriad secular and Islamist groups, including some more extreme Wahhabi-influenced groups that are being supported by Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia wants its preferred groups to topple Assad in order to remove the pro-Iranian leader and install a more Saudi-friendly (preferably Sunni) regime. Iran, naturally, would very much like to prevent that from happening.

The (potentially even deadlier) war of words

In the past few weeks, the hottest front in the showdown between Saudi Arabia and Iran has taken place online, in the press, and on social media. The New York Times published a scathing op-ed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in which Tehran’s top diplomat argued that “the key driver of violence” in the Middle East has been Wahhabism, the “extremist ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia.”

Saudi Arabia responded by publishing a series of tweets from its US embassy’s official Twitter account accusing Iran of having “supported violent extremist groups all over the world” and stating that “Iran or its proxies have been blamed for terrorist attacks around the world.”

The new statement from Hezbollah’s secretary general may be the latest attack in this ongoing tit-for-tat war of words playing out across the internet, but it won’t be the last. The proxy war between the two countries, sadly, also shows no signs of coming to a peaceful end anytime soon.

FINALLY THE LIGHT DAWNS UNDER THOSE DAMNED TURBANS! OK, true it is a lone voice of reason amid the sand sea of insanity that is Islam and the Middle East, but every social reform, movement, idea, change we have ever experienced has begun with a lone voice crying out that something was morally unacceptable and needed to be stopped.

Here’s hoping this is the lone voice signaling the start of the swan song of Islamic Extremism

Congress overrides president’s veto of Sept. 11 legislation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers, handing Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency.

Both the House and Senate voted decisively to reverse Obama’s decision to scuttle the legislation. Democrats in both chambers abandoned the president in large numbers despite warnings from Obama and top national security officials that flaws in the bill could put U.S. interests, troops, and intelligence personnel at risk.

The Senate vote was 97-1. The House vote a few hours later was 348-77.

Lawmakers said their priority was the 9/11 victims and their families, not Saudi Arabia.

“The White House and the executive branch (are) far more interested in diplomatic considerations,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., a sponsor of the bill. “We’re more interested in the families and in justice.”

Speaking at a forum in Washington, CIA Director John Brennan said he was concerned about how Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, would interpret the bill. He said the Saudis provide significant amounts of information to the U.S. to help foil extremist plots.

“It would an absolute shame if this legislation, in any way, influenced the Saudi willingness to continue to be among our best counterterrorism partners,” Brennan said.

Brennan, who said he visited lawmakers Wednesday to argue against an override of Obama’s veto, noted that there is a tremendous amount of Saudi investment in the United States. “Do they want to leave them here so they could potentially be attached by some type of court ruling that is going to award the litigants?” he asked.

After senators acted, White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the vote the “single most embarrassing thing” the Senate has done in decades and “an abdication” of its responsibility. He accused members of the Senate Judiciary Committee of not understanding the legislation and its impact on the military.

Five weeks before state and national elections, lawmakers refused to oppose a measure strongly supported by 9/11 families who say they are still seeking justice 15 years after attackers killed nearly 3,000 people. Saudi Arabia, an important U.S. ally in the Middle East, is staunchly opposed to the measure.

Despite reversing Obama’s decision, a group of senators acknowledged that defects in the bill could open a legal Pandora’s box, triggering lawsuits from people in other countries seeking redress for injuries or deaths caused by military actions in which the U.S. may have had a role.

In a letter sent Tuesday to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Obama said the bill would erode sovereign immunity principles that prevent foreign litigants “from second-guessing our counterterrorism operations and other actions that we take every day.”

But proponents of the bill dismissed Obama’s concerns as unpersuasive. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, and other supporters said the bill is narrowly tailored and applies only to acts of terrorism that occur on U.S. soil.

“This bill is about respecting the voices and rights of American victims,” Cornyn said.

Families of the victims and their attorneys dismissed concerns over the legislation as fearmongering.

Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, one of the Democrats who broke with Obama and voted to override, said, “The risks of shielding the perpetrators of terrorism from justice are greater than the risks this legislation may pose to America’s presence around the world.”

The legislation gives victims’ families the right to sue in U.S. court for any role that elements of the Saudi government may have played in the 2001 attacks. Fifteen of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudis. Courts would be permitted to waive a claim of foreign sovereign immunity when an act of terrorism occurred inside U.S. borders, according to the terms of the bill.

A group of national-security minded legislators pledged to discuss how to repair problem areas during the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress. But the fact that legislation could pass both chambers of Congress without closer scrutiny left at least a few senators chiding themselves for not examining its ramifications more closely.

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA, moved to the floor of the Senate in May and was passed by voice vote. The bill cleared the House earlier this month, also by voice vote.

“We didn’t pay much attention to this,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee. “And boy is that ever a lesson learned.”

Obama vetoed the measure last week, telling lawmakers the bill would make the U.S. vulnerable to retaliatory litigation.

In his letter to Reid, the president said other countries could attempt to use JASTA to justify similar immunity exceptions to target U.S. policies and activities that they oppose.

In a separate letter sent Monday to a senior House member, Defense Secretary Ash Carter described the potential for foreign litigants to seek classified intelligence data and analysis and sensitive operational information to establish their cases in what could be an “intrusive discovery process.”

Missing the vote were Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Tim Kaine, D-Va.

It’s about time those two faced Saudi’s as well as their sycophant bowing ass kisser Obama were scared of the American people. As I said earlier (graphically)  Society has gotten to the point where everyone has a right but nobody has a responsibility. The Saudi’s are the world leader in this philosophy IMHO with the Black Live Matter mob hard on their heels.

You want to bet when it starts costing the Saudi Royal Family out of their robes for terrorist activities they’ve historically turned a blind eye towards in the name of appeasement that they’ll find the motivation to start rooting them out and putting a stop to it? Want to bet that they’ll start pressuring other Middle Eastern counties into getting their anti-terrorist act together?

Best of all from where I sit is the other edge of the sword which means that the US Government will think several more times before they send troops charging off to play policeman to the world. Let everyone else do it for a while we do it and they fail to repay us as agreed and we’re out the troops and the money. Well now if the US Government has to worry about being sued for collateral damage in drone strikes and missile attacks maybe they’ll be more inclined to show the UN their shiny white backside and tell them to kiss it and deal with the problem themselves for a change.

Oops! I see it’s time for my afternoon Doctor prescribed tipple! I’ll be taking my leave of you now. See you next week.



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