Good Morning Campers!
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We have had a couple of people respond to my Last Word piece on open carry of weapons. Most everyone who responded was against it or at best ambivalent on the subject. Let me just throw one more idea into the fray and see what kind of dust it unsettles….someone wrote and said that, and I’m paraphrasing here, we (Americans) aren’t in the old west times anymore where everyone was a cowboy. I’d like to add that, it’s been said that the old west, when everyone was armed was one of the most polite societies in American history. You could also say the same thing about Victorian England, a very polite society, when a gentleman wore a sword when he was out. Is it possible that we force ourselves to be polite, tip our hat to ladies and what-not, when we know that everyone is armed and our one boorish comment might get us killed? Or at least skewered?
Anyway, I thought I’d show you my neighbor’s snowman…. Not bad, but not overly impressive…that is until I tell you that the camera angle is a little deceptive and they built this guy to almost the height of the peak of the roof! Short of getting a crane (which I wouldn’t necessarily put past these guys, but doubt highly) I am VERY impressed with how they must’ve worked to get that head up on top of that body so high up. Nice job fellas!
I’m sorry to say that it is a working weekend for me again this week and looking in my crystal ball, consulting my sages and saging my consultants, I don’t believe you will get another full Dragon Laffs again until next week. (L.L.: You’re danged right there won’t be! You won’t pay me overtime!) But….until that time…
Let’s Laugh Away the Cold!
Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
It maketh me to wake in green pastures:
It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.
It restoreth my buzz:
It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction,
I will fear no Equal(tm): For thou art with me;
Thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me.
Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of mine barista;
Thou anointest my brain with pep; my mug runneth over.
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of Starbucks forever.
Finkelstein and Jesus
Jesus was wandering around Jerusalem when he decided that he really needed a new robe.
After looking around for a while, he saw a sign for Finkelstein, the Tailor…
So, he went in and made the necessary arrangements to have Finkelstein prepare a new robe for him. A few days later, when the robe was finished, Jesus tried it on — and it was a perfect fit!
He asked how much he owed.
Finkelstein brushed him off: “No, no, no, for the Son of God there’s no charge!
However, may I ask for a small favor. Whenever you give a sermon, perhaps you could just mention that your nice new robe was made by Finkelstein, the Tailor?”
Jesus readily agreed and as promised, extolled the virtues of his Finkelstein robe whenever he spoke to the masses.
A few months later, while Jesus was again walking through Jerusalem , he happened to walk past Finkelstein’s shop and noted a huge line of people waiting for Finkelstein’s robes.
He pushed his way through the crowd to speak to him and as soon as Finkelstein spotted him he said: “Jesus, Jesus, look what you’ve done for my business!
Would you consider a partnership?”
“Certainly,” replied Jesus.
“Jesus & Finkelstein it is.”
“Oh, no, no,” said Finkelstein.
“Finkelstein & Jesus.
After all, I am the craftsman.”
The two of them debated this for some time.
Their discussion was long and spirited, but ultimately fruitful — and they finally came up with a mutually acceptable compromise.. A few days later, the new sign went up over Finkelstein’s shop:
Robot helps sick child go to school
It’s hard enough for kids to make friends at school. But this boy faces an even bigger hurdle. He has a disease that confines him to home. So he sends a telepresence robot to school in his place. Watch this uplifting video to see how technology enriches this child’s life.
Impish, a lascivious Dragon, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM.
He sat down next to a blonde at the bar and stared up at the TV.
The 10 PM news was coming on. The news crew was covering the
story of a man on the ledge of a large building preparing to jump.
The blonde looked at Impish and said, “Do you think he’ll jump?”
Impish said, “You know, I bet he’ll jump..”
The blonde replied, “Well, I bet he won’t.”
Impish placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, “You’re on!”
Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy on the
ledge did a swan dive off the building, falling to his death.
The blonde was very upset, but willingly handed her $20 to Impish,
saying, “Fair’s fair. Here’s your money.”
Impish replied, “I can’t take your money. I saw this earlier on the
5 PM news, and so I knew he would jump.”
The blonde replied, “I did too, but didn’t think he’d do it again.”
Impish took the money.
Police in London have found a bomb outside a
mosque. They called the bomb squad for help on what
to do with it.
The squad sent two detectives. After a couple minutes
of investigation, they came back and reported to the Brits:
“Tell the public not to panic. We’ve managed to push it inside.”
Two Minnesotans are sittin’ in a boat.
So Ole asks Sven, “Why do scuba divers always fall backwards off der boats?”
To which Sven replies, “Well, yA know, if they fell forwards they’d still be in ‘da fockin’ boat…!”
Ya sure… there ya have it then …
The quote of the day is:
“The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never be sure they’re genuine.” – Abraham Lincoln
You got to laugh or you’re gonna cry!
Where was this advice when I was a kid?!
One of the primary reasons I only miss New England in the Spring and Fall!
Seems like a fair division of misery to me!
This happened so much here here in Texas last week they’re practically giving smoked butts away this week!
Why is it every woman reader is tittering while all the male ones groan in sympathy for the poor dog??!!
My daughter just walked into the living room and said, “Dad, cancel my allowance, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out of the window, take my TV, stereo, I-Phone and jewelry to the charity shop. Sell my car, take my front door key and throw me out of the house”.
Well, she didn’t actually put it like that… Actually she said, “Dad, this is my new boyfriend, Mohammed.”
Recently Impish gave us an excellent article (if a bit bigoted since nary a Marine was mentioned) on ParaJumpers and the ricks they undertake. However the risks undertaken to save wounded soldiers does not stop once that chopper clears the Dust Off LZ! This is a remarkable story about a tough kid, brave crew, a rock steady doctor and one heck of a video.
This is a little graphic but watch it.
The story is about Channing Moss, who was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol. Army protocol says that medivac choppers are never to carry anyone with a live round in him. Even though they feared it could explode, the flight crew said damn the protocol and flew him to the nearest aid station. Again, protocol said that in such a case the patient is to be put in a sandbagged area away from the surgical unit, given a shot of morphine and left to wait (and die) until others are treated. Again, the medical team ignored the protocol.
Here’s a short video put together by the Military Times, which includes actual footage of the surgery where Dr. John Oh, a Korean immigrant who became a naturalized citizen and went to West Point, removed the live round with the help of volunteers and a member of the EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) team. Moss has undergone six operations but is doing well at home in Gainesville, GA. I think you’ll find the video absolutely remarkable.
Where do people like this come from? The entire group that was involved are heroes. If you ever had any feelings of inadequacy, this may reinforce them!
Live RPG removed from soldier. Spc. Channing Moss was hit by a live rocket-propelled grenade in
Afghanistan. For medics there was only one choice.