Dragon Laffs #1227 (continued)


Good Afternoon.
Sorry about the abrupt disappearance this morning, but when you have an MRI scheduled and the center calls and says that they’ve had some cancellations and would love for you to come in early, we’ll be waiting for you… here’s the thought process that went through my head…

  • We could leave early and get done early!
  • We could beat the heat!
  • They would be nice to us because we’re doing them a favor!

But the one that really got me….really struck home for me was…

  • Finally, after all the time we’ve spent waiting on doctors and their staff, they’re sitting in their office, waiting on our ass! 

It was too good to pass up; So apropos.

So, now, I’m sitting here trying to catch up and get into the same mind set that I was in this morning.

It seems as though the little lead-in to Lethal’s Leprechaun Laffs yesterday struck a bit of a nerve with a lot of you, as it did with me.  As a matter of fact, as of the current writing time right now of 1230 hrs Z-4. (1630 hrs GMT/Zulu Time/ UTC)[UTC is a new one that means Coordinated Universal Time, which by my way of thinking should be CUT, not UTC which means Unit Type Code, which is a military deployment thingy.  But I guess that CUT was already taken by   Coordinadora de la Unidad de los Trabajadores {which means coordinator of the workers, which gives it that whole communism thing} or Church Universal and Triumphant {which starts messing with the whole issue of church and state} so you can understand completely why they choose to come up with a much needed and more useful term for GMT or Zulu and then choose to mix up the letters in the acronym just so they can fuck with the grammar school kids who have to learn all this shit.]

Okay, where was I?

Oh yeah….

As of the current writing which is 1249 hrs (yeah, I got another cup of coffee in the middle and spoke with the youngest Izzy Dragon so, it hasn’t been straight writing time) the issue has received several comments and references.  It is an important issue to us…us being the managing partnership of myself and my dear friend Lethal, this whole having fun thing. 

I’ve been doing this for about ten years now in a form that could be somewhat recognizable as Dragon Laffs and the attitude has always been, like it is now, in one form or another, “Getting through the day, one laff at a time” or “Battling the Bull-shit with laughter and fun.”   The whole idea is to be funny and yet poignant at the same time.  Any of you who’ve been around for a while know that we believe STRONGLY in the military, police, fire, EMT, Emergency Room Folks, etc.   What I would call the service industries.  The people who stand between us and them…them being anything from a screaming jihadist with his panties in a bunch to a burning building where everyone is running AWAY from the fire, except those special people who are running into it. 

We’ve always been conservative politically and liberal in many other areas.  But we’ve always done our level best to try to get your eyes open and to have you try to open our eyes to the things that are going on in our country and in our world right now. 

And lately, that’s been very frustrating. 

Maybe, like has been mentioned several times, we’re preaching to the choir….we’re standing on soapboxes…shaking our fist at the mountain…
…if we are, it’s been for only one reason…
Because we believe, passionately, that our country is going to hell in a hand basket and there’s not a single politician in office right now that SEEMS to care for anything other than their own re-election campaign.  We believe that it is important to get that word out, and the way in which we have chosen to do that is with humor.

But our numbers have become static.  We aren’t growing as a blog, we’re not reaching more and more campers like we had hoped.  We know, WE KNOW that we have you, our loyal readership and believe me when I tell you that we have a very special place in our heart for each and everyone of you.  You have brought us along this far and we need your help to bring us along even further. 
And yet it seems we’ve let you down.  If the comments are any indication…and I believe they are.  You want us to go back to the old way of doing things, I know many of you are still stuck on the email issue and ONLY read the issue in your mail boxes no matter how many times we tell you that you are missing out on some or all of the good stuff by not going to the blog site. So we know the way a lot of you feel.  And that’s all fine and good and you wonderful people please continue to read and enjoy the ezine and send us comments when the spirit moves you.

But for the rest of you hard-core fanatics, who’ve stuck with us through thick and thin, have helped us along the way with comments (good and bad, constructive and destructive) who’ve laughed at our jokes, told us to get down off our high horses, lauded us when we’ve done it right and taken us to task when we’ve done it wrong, to you we need help.  We need you to help us get this blog to grow.  Tell your friends, send emails out with our web address, (http://dragonlaffs.com) pretty soon you will be able to “like” us on facebook (whatever the hell that means) and other things as we come upon them.  I’ve been doing this for a long time and have seen many changes take place in this trip, and each change seems to have been for the better…but now, we’ve come to an open place in the road and we’ll need your help to keep us on the right path.

You know, I just re-read this whole thing and I can’t really tell what the heck I’m trying to say.  I guess I’m just trying to say too much at once.  For me, this has always been more than just “fun”.  It’s also been cathartic, medicinal, therapeutic. 

It helps keep me from dropping off the deep end.

But it’s also something to get passionate about and we’d like you to get passionate with us.  Let’s all spread the word and help make Dragon Laffs a power to be reckoned with.  Now go and enjoy your day before I confuse even more of us than I already have.

Cheers,

Impish Dragon

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7 Responses to Dragon Laffs #1227 (continued)

  1. Dragon, you and Lethal are outstanding! I have yet to find any of your thoughts/beliefs/feelings about our country’s situation any different than mine. Keep the laughs coming! You’re doing great!

  2. lethalleprechaun says:

    The thing about our being “right wing” Lynn (which neither of us actually are, we’re confirmed devote slightly right leaning Centrists) is that our appearing so is entirely the fault of the liberals.
    You see while we remain stead fast in our positions and beliefs crying foul and bullshit on both sides, the liberals keep foraging ahead farther and father to the left towards socialism. The result of this is our Centrist position in relation to theirs appears farther and farther to the right despite never having changed at all!

  3. Molly B says:

    All I can say is if you care about your country and want to preserve our Constitution, we’d better all be more ‘political’ then we normally would like to be….if we had trustworthy people running this country.
    And if we need to throw in some humor with all these politics or we’ll end up in a rubber room in San Francsico.

  4. Bob Mink says:

    How come you started leaning to the left, all they want to do is destroy the country.

  5. Lynn Fux says:

    Sorry my keyboard is posessed and does not like to put the u on you much of the time.

  6. Lynn Fux says:

    Hi Impish,I want to be perfectly honest here. I have more than a few friends who have stopped receiving or reading DL because they say it has gotten to political and too far right wing for their tastes,the cutting edge humor it once had is gone most of the time. I don’t feel this way and I always like to know what all sides are thinking and doing so I can make up my own mind and be open to other opinions. Well,just thought yo would want to know. Respectfully yours,Lynn

  7. Dawn says:

    I love ya Dragon, you do a great job, I look for YOU first, and (Martin the postman) second, to start my day off right. i am a moderate, neither a conservative, nor liberal, and mostly agree with you about the mess the country is in. I distrust most every current politican, in spades. The last decade that we prospered and were not involved in senseless wars, and even had a surplus at the end was the 90’s. Except for his trollops and his WIFE (yuck) I was happy with his presidency, for the most part. Since then, it’s all been downhill. The wealthy and most corporations, are not paying enough taxes, or even any, in some cases. Keep up the good work, you are appreciated.

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