Good Morning Campers! Hope everyone is doing well today!
Well, tomorrow is Mother’s Day. That holy day that comes but once a year where we try to make our mom’s understand how much we love them and owe to them. Well, thanks to Gracie for pointing out the following website to us, now you can figure out just exactly how much you owe your mother and it will balance out a complete monetary figure for you relating to the dollar value of the year of your birth. It will take into account how much you weighed, how long she was in labor, how many drinks she missed by not partaking of alcohol while she was pregnant with you and much, much more. Go here to work it all out, but watch the video first, it’s really great…http://acflr.org/
Personally, I came in owing my mom at $1,430.98…not sure if that’s good or bad.
We here at Dragon and Leprechaun Laffs Media Group would like to take this opportunity to wish all you mothers out there a happy, happy day!
“Apparently, I’m supposed to be more angry
about what Mitt Romney does with his money
than what Barack Obama does with mine!”
I’ve never been spear fishing, but I’m fairly certain this isn’t how it’s done.
Wow. Talk about a pain in the ass….that really does hurt just looking at it. I think that was one ladies way of snagging a piece of ass.
Paul writes in and says: Great Issue – as always – only improvement I could suggest is more of the same
And Ginny pipes in with: To begin with, thank you and Lethal for adding laughter to our lives twice a week. Your rant on the many terror plots makes us all so very aware….it isn’t over. As I’m sure most people applauded the killing of Osama Bin Laden just a year ago, but you had to know they will seek revenge. So in ending….what can you add or delete from Dragon Laffs…..absolutely nothing! You both do an outstanding job for our enjoyment and political issues to be addressed. Long live DRAGON LAFFS
And the first response to these fine comments comes from Lethal, he writes:
Thanks for the kind words Ginny & Paul, they’re much appreciated but I think you both might be missing our point slightly. See the whole issue about what should we change, what do the readers want? started with me.
I had noticed that there are some things we do as features, my recipes for example that never garner a single comment here or in our e-mails. This lead me to think nobody is heeding my culinary advice. BELIEVE ME, you do not get to be as ‘fluffy” as Impish and I on your own cooking and do it badly. We both KNOW these recipes are damned good. Others that have received them and tried them outside the blog have told me so. We’ve even gone so far as Impish post photos in an issue of actually making one of my more unusual (abet tasty and mucho munchable) recipes, the Lasagna Cupcakes. Happy House o’ Dragon yes (until they ran out) peep one out of readers not. This has lead me to believe you readers are ambivalent about them at best or totally ignoring them (which means I am wasting my time) and therefore sans announcement drop the segment as a regular feature.
Reader comments to a blog are extremely important for many many reasons-
Obviously letting us know you liked or disliked something. We can’t fix it when its broken or keep it new fresh alive & exciting unless we have some sense of what it is you reader want. Guessing and trying new things blindly wastes a lot of our time. As you’ll recall we were forced to go to the twice a week format because we had so little time to devote to this. Impish and I are always trying to create the best blog we can but need to do that by making the most of the time we have available to spend on this. That means working smarter and from better intel not harder or blindly flailing around in the dark guesstamating what it is you’d like to see.
Creating (an oft mentioned as a point of our blog) meaningful dialog & discussion about a subject or idea.
Pointing out errors in facts, articles or logic presented.
A means of suggesting topic and items for coverage or things you’d like to see us tackle regularly.
Sharing a laugh (usually at a liberal’s expense and/or offering the opportunity for witty repartee
Gauging just how many people we are actually reaching and provoking to thought or action as opposed to how many people are reading the blog. An old Marine aviator once told me as he played duck and cover in a sandbagged foxhole where I was commenting on the wisdom of our being where we were with regards to the amount of heavy small arms fire we were taking “when the flack is the heaviest you know your over the right target” Winston Churchill said “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” While both of these are certainly true, it’s also important to know you have friends and allies, those tell you you are fighting the right fights, the important ones, the ones that matter and help to gauge your success in the battle.
SO as you can see, things like, “As you were fellas” & “Lay on MacDuff & liberal be he that first cries Foul! untrue!” or “Steady as you go helmsman” while much appreciated and nice to hear aren’t really what were looking for at this moment and are of little or no help with our annual review to make plans to freshen things up.
And I most whole heartedly agree. While we love to hear “good job, fellas” and the like, right now we need honest feedback from you guys letting us know what ELSE you’d like to see, what would you like to see more of, what would you like to see less of? You need to put fingers to keyboards and let us know your honest feelings.
As to the rest of it, well, I couldn’t have said it better then the green one. I look forward to seeing the responses to this (probably on Monday since I have killer hours this weekend) and be able to talk them over with LL and see where we’d like our future paths to take us.
You know, we talked last week about the state of the world and how we can’t take our eyes off the targets of global terrorism and the threats that other countries have on our lives and our livelihoods, now tonight I read how some poor woman in Florida, fired a warning shot because she was in fear for her life from her husband and she is going to spend 20 years in jail (http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/11/justice/florida-stand-ground-sentencing/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn) Oh, come on people, really? This is right? This is justice?
Okay, then how about these paragons of justice from this month’s Reader’s Digest:
Before his term came to an end in January, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour granted clemency to a man convicted of murdering his wife in 1993. The felon, David Glenn Gatlin wasn’t the only violent offender to be released. Barbour also freed three other murders, all of whom had worked, while prisoners, at the governor’s mansion. Barbour insists his decision was “based on repentance, rehabilitation, and redemption, leading to forgiveness.” – Biloxi Sun Hearld
or, how about the kids who sued their mother for sending birthday cards without gifts?
A convict sued a couple he kidnapped for not helping him escape.
and on and on and on…. http://www.rd.com/slideshows/thats-outrageous/ What is wrong with this country? We need to do something about it.
And our chance is coming in November.
Vote your conscience.