Leprechaun Laughs # 218 for November 6th 2013


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OK sit down and zip it please I have to make this quick as I don’t know how much time I actually have.

My personal lap top is failing. The one I use to write this blog and keep in contact with many of you. It has had a flakey video board for a while now (for the second time). When I attempted to start it Saturday morning I got no response just some lit indicators and a clinking Caps light. I tried a bunch of standard troubleshooting tricks and cures to no avail. I didn’t realize I had left it on all day and  came in Sunday morning to do something at my desk and discovered it on. I shut it off and turned it back on and magically it started abet somewhat strangely for me. I’m backing up everything I can and getting this issue out while I can.

If anyone has a Lap Top or ALL in One of at least a 15 inch screen ( I can see on the smaller screens well enough w/o enlarging things excessively) and operating on Windows 7 they would care to donate to the cause of keeping Leprechaun Laughs coming I would be deeply appreciative. I know that’s a long shot but right now that is what I’m down to.

Medical bills, both of us needing glasses (plus contacts for Molly) Molly’s phone suddenly crapping out a year before she is due for a new one and having just bought Molly a new Lap Top for school because she needed to be running at least Win 7 for some of her next classes has us flat tapped out. Repairing this one is not an option as the model had a problematic badly designed Motherboard as its 2 previous returns while under warrantee for motherboard replacements clearly demonstrate.

OK enough of that let’s get this rolling before the bloody thing goes tits up again.

 

Lets Roll-99

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 Did Anyone See My Face?

A hooded robber burst into a Texas Bank and forced the tellers to load a  sack full of cash. On his way out the door a brave Texas customer grabbed the hood and  pulled it off revealing the robber’s face. The robber shot the customer without a moment’s hesitation. He then looked around the bank and noticed one of the tellers looking  straight at him. The robber instantly shot him also. Everyone else, by now very scared, looked intently down at the floor in silence. The Robber yelled, “Well, did anyone else see my face?” There are a few moments of utter silence, in which everyone was plainly afraid to speak. Then one old man tentatively raised his hand and  said, “My wife got a good look at you.”

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Sea lion snatches trophy fish

If you’ve ever caught a monster fish from the deep sea, you know what it’s like to proudly display your trophy for the camera. That’s why this ludicrous larceny was luckily captured on video!

 

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As is no doubt obvious by now College Football is a big thing here at Keebler Towers. If Molly were to ever get tired of Production Management or Writing she could undoubtedly get a job as a Football analyst or Odds Handicapper for College Football.

I asked her once time why it was College ball and not Pro or even not both. She said because when they turn Pro something happens to them over night. They stop playing for their love of the game and begin playing for their love of the Greenback. Pretty smart girl my Molly.

Here is one sure sign that she is dead bang on with her belief. You will never see this on the sidelines of any Pro Team. This is all about love of a sport, something that gets lost totally in the translation to Pro sports.

 

Speaking of football Saturday one of my favorite games was played, the ND-Navy rivalry a tradition dating back some unbroken 86 years.

  The Navy–Notre Dame series has been played annually since 1927, making it the longest uninterrupted intersectional series in college football. Notre Dame holds a 71–12–1 series edge. Before Navy won a 46-44 triple-overtime thriller in 2007, Notre Dame had a 43-game winning streak that was the longest series win streak between two annual opponents in the history of Division I FBS football. Navy’s previous win came in 1963, 35–14 with future Heisman Trophy winner and NFL QB Roger Staubach at the helm. Navy had come close to winning on numerous occasions before 2007. They subsequently won again in 2009 and 2010.

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The best part of this game? No down side for me. Who ever wins I’m happy!

Let’s see now, Air Force mauled badly…check.

Navy beaten..again…check

Unfortunately Army is not on the schedule this year but we do have an open p[lay date on Nov 16th so there is still hope!

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Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was,  ‘Name seven advantages of Mother’s Milk.’ The question was worth 70 points or none at all.

One student, in  particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages However, he wrote:

1) It is 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 mother, and vice versa.

6) It is always available as needed.

And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:

7) It comes in two attractive containers and it’s high enough off the ground where the cat can’t get it.

He got an A.

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Shortcut Alfredo Lasagna Recipe

Campbell's Shortcut Alfredo Lasagna Recipe

In the mood for lasagna? Try this creative skillet version featuring cooked chicken, frozen cheese ravioli, fresh broccoli, cream of mushroom soup, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. It’s an easy and delicious way to enjoy all the wonderful flavors of lasagna without all of the work.

At a glance:

Prep 20 min. |  Total 1 hr. 20 min. | Serves 6

What You’ll Need

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1 cup milk
1 package (about 24 ounces) frozen square-shaped cheese ravioli (about 48 pieces)
3 cups coarsely chopped fresh broccoli florets
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 6 ounces)
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  • 1 Heat the oven to 350°F.  Stir the soup and milk in a small bowl. 
  • 2 Spread about 1/4 cup soup mixture in the bottom of an 8x8x2-inch baking dish.  Layer 16 ravioli, 1 1/2 cups broccoli, 1 1/2 cups chicken, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 3/4 cup soup mixture in the baking dish.  Repeat the layers.  Top with the remaining ravioli.  Spoon the remaining soup mixture over the ravioli.  Cover the baking dish.
  • 3 Bake for 30 minutes.  Uncover the baking dish.  Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • 4 Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned.  Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Taco Soup

 

Taco Soup
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
1 packet Taco seasoning
1 cup frozen corn or 1 can corn, drained
5 cups water

sour cream
cheese
Fritos

Cook and drain ground beef.  Drain and rinse pinto and black beans.  Mix beef, beans, tomatoes, corn, Ranch mix, taco seasoning and water in crock pot.  Cook on low for 8-9 hours.  Serve with Fritos, cheese and a dollop of sour cream.


*If you prefer to make this on the stove, dump everything in a large pot. Simmer for 30 minutes and serve.*  [Since seasonings are based for crock pot cooking which makes them stronger over such a long period of time you’ll probably need to adjust it. Also I recommend adding the cooked ground beef at the end other wise the flavor washes out of it and it breaks down.]

1.) I’ll often use part of the water from this recipe to ‘rinse out’ an almost empty salsa jar sometimes going as far as to use the salsa jar as my measuring device for the water.

2.) I have made this with several different sausages successfully. Remove the casings and drain the sausage on paper toweling after removing from the pan with a slotted spoon. Left over pot roast, steak, fajita meat boneless Chicken thighs or cubed Pork also works well

3.) I limit the amount of sodium in the recipe by using Mrs. Dash’s Taco Seasoning which has none. I also will use a small portion of the taco seasoning or a little additional taco seasoning on the Ground Beef when cooking it just like I was making tacos.

4.) You can add flavor by using Borracho beans or Chili beans which are essentially pinto beans cooked and canned in a sauce to serve as a side dish. Unlike the straight pintos in a can do not drain and rinse these.

5.) Rotel is a brand name of diced tomatoes & green chilies and used to refer to this product much the same way Xerox is used to refer to making a document copy. It comes in several levels of heat and I recommend  that until you have experience with them that you open the can and after draining and washing your beans drain the can Rotel right into the calendar with the beans. A substantial amount of the heat in the Rotel comes in the liquid in the can. BY not using it or learning how much of it at any given heat level to use you can tailor the spice level to your exact tastes. Remember to err on the side of caution as slow cooking with cause these flavors to intensify over what the same amount done stove top would be.

{Slow Cooker} Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

I am a big fan of slow cooker soups. They are such a life-saver during the week.  I usually dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker insert the night before and keep it in the fridge overnight. I put the insert in the slow cooker first thing in the morning and dinner is done! It’s like magic!

This soup is super delicious. It is a hearty soup with lots of cheese, beef and bacon. This is a thick soup. Feel free to add more chicken broth before serving to get it to your desired consistency.

Molly & I both LOVED this soup. It is definitely going to be a staple at our house this Fall and Winter.

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

  • 32oz bag frozen shredded hash browns- I use the ones with onions & peppers
  • 1 lb. hamburger, cooked & well drained
  • 1/2 lb. bacon,  cooked and chopped & well drained
  • 2 lb. Velveeta cheese cubed medium size
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients in 6-quart slow cooker.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Serve with cheddar cheese and bacon, if desired.

1.) Spray inside crock pot with cooking spray, you’ll thank yourself later at clean up stage.

2.) I find that for crock pot cooking when called for thick cut bacon cut into match sticks (called lardons) worked best as they seem to retain their textural integrity the best and the lardons owing to their small size cook swiftly and are easy to crisp up

2.) It’s easiest to cube Velveeta if you set it in the freezer wrapped in plastic wrap for 20 to 30 min and wipe knife with paper towel with cooking spray on it occasionally. If you have one of those old fashion wire cheese cutters cutting an entire loaf of Velveeta would be a great time to dig it out

3.) I often garnish with a little diced tomato or some Pico de Gallo. I have seen some variations which include shredded lettuce in the garnishing. Croutons would go well.

4.) Bread bowls or hot crusty bread make a great accompaniment. I like sourdough or pretzel rolls with it the best.

5.) Once you get the hang of making this you can cut back slightly on the Velveeta and work a like amount of another cheese in. Also you can add in other things at the end. I have stirred in caramelized red onions and sautéed mushrooms to mine and found this quite good. Molly choose to place Hot waffle cut fries atop hers with a bit of blue cheese. We are speculating that the French Fried onions in the can would also be a good topping.

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Movie Magic

This really works and will only take you about ten seconds!!!

Do the math and the final number will exactly match your favorite movie.

I am very good at math, so I did it in my head, then on paper, and finally on a calculator just to confirm my numerical capabilities.  I was simply amazed at the result.

Each time I got the same answer, and sure enough it IS my very favorite movie EVER!

DO NOT cheat. DO YOUR math, THEN compare the results to the list of movies at the bottom.

You will be AMAZED at how scary true and accurate this test is

1. Pick a number from 1-9.

2. Multiply that number by 3.

3. Add 3.

4. Multiply by 3 again.

5. Your total will be a two digit number. Add the first and second digits
together to find your favorite movie (of all time) in the list of 17
movies below:

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 Movie List:

1. Gone With the Wind
2. E.T.
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Star Wars
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
7. Jaws
8. Grease
9. The Obama Farewell Speech
10. Casablanca
11. Jurassic Park
12. Shrek
13. Pirates of the Caribbean
14. Titanic
15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
16. Home Alone
17. Mrs. Doubtfire

Now, isn’t that something?

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Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes

Bet you thought you had this little life skill nailed cold didn’t you? I’ll admit I was pretty confident that at my age and after years in the Corps and trekking about outdoors that I had learned about all there was to shoe/boot tying techniques. I was definitely wrong.

Watch and learn something!

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Quickly see how sites use your personal information

Alright, it’s time for some honesty. Do you actually read every website’s Terms of Service and the Privacy Policies? Have you read them on any website?

When you’re using online services, you need to make sure you know the ins and outs of the fine print. It tells you if a site stores your information and how it uses it.

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read (TOS;DR) is a site that rates and labels popular websites according to their Terms of Service and Privacy Policies. It keeps you informed so that you can make the best decisions about what sites you want to use.

See who keeps your search info, if you give away any copyright licenses or if there are any sneaky loopholes that services and social sites are taking advantage of.

TOS;DR also gives an overall rating from very good (Class A) to very bad (Class E). It will display the grade in the address bar at the top of the screen when you visit a particular site.

To get TOS; DR ratings in your browser, click the green download button on the home page. You will be navigated to the Download page where you can add the program to your browser.

The program is broken up by browser, and includes Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.  Select your current browser and install the add-on.

There is not currently an add-on for Internet Explorer, but keep checking back.

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Short Walk at the White House

BE  SURE TO WATCH THIS TODAY. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID.

 

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With a nod of respect to Kermit from whom I shamelessly won this playing liars poker. He wisely quit belly aching about it when I pointed out I had provided him with another important lesson. The fact that not only was it not easy being green, but it was not easy to lie to a Leprechaun much one backed by a drooling Dragon!

Its Not Easy Being Blue

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A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue!

The devices would track every mile you drive —possibly including your location — and the government would use the data to draw up a tax bill.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-roads-black-boxes-20131027,0,6090226.story#axzz2ix2RncVc

I’m not going to repost the article here in the interest of saving myself some time. You can use the link to go read it while I refill my coffee cup. Go ahead I’ll wait.

You’re back? Ok good This article has brought two things to mind.

1.) When is enough tax enough? We pay taxes on the vehicles just about any replacement part, the consumables the vehicle requires to run, and the fuel to run it. Then there are the other taxes we pay related to it, in the form of Driver’s license & registration, Emissions testing fees, parking fees, road tolls and (possibly depending on where you live) property tax on the vehicle itself.

In short owning and operating a motor vehicle is about the most heavily taxed personal choice you have and that’s just personal use vehicles we’re not even beginning to scratch the commercial vehicle side of things.

The problem is not that there are insufficient funds being generated to repair the infrastructure. IT that that have been misappropriated for other uses and let’s face it once the government gets ahold of a tax dollar they are loathe to give it up much less return it to where the hell it properly belongs. They’d much rather just hit you with an additional tax to make up for their misappropriation of funding.

Also I hasten to point out that every time there is a budget battle at the state or federal level capital improvements are the first thing to be cut instead of the pork and the perks. Both Federal and State governments have been shorting the funding of the maintenance highway infrastructure for pretty much all of my adult life. Why are we the taxpayer now responsible for their folly? I say take all the aid that is going to these 3rd World shit hole nations who use it to fund state sponsored terrorism &/or pad the accounts of their corrupt politicians and put it to work here at home. They don’t want our presence help or interference? No problem we’ll just keep our dollars too it ain’t like we don’t have pressing social needs here that it couldn’t be better spent on!

2.) WHY is it necessary for Big Brother to track every mile we drive including its exact location? This smacks of more domestic spying to me! You need total mileage driven in a year to determine this tax? OK what’s wrong with the mileage figures that they take from you and supposedly enter into their data base (ANOTHER damned data base on citizens) when you have to go through Emissions Testing annually? Why do they need to track your every movement while in a vehicle?

I think its time to take a nail spiked baseball bat to the twin camel’s noses of Taxation and Domestic Spying/Privacy Invasion the Federal Government insist we accept into our homes and now our garages. Unfortunately I also fear we’ve woken up to this too late to ever get those noses completely out of your homes & garages.

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About lethalleprechaun

I believe in being the kind of man who, when my feet touch the floor in the morn', causes the Devil to say "BUGGER ME! HIMSELF IS UP!" ======== I'm a White Married Heterosexual who fervently believes in the war(s) we are fighting, the Second Amendment which I plan on defending with my last breath and my last round of ammunition as well as Arizona's stringent law on Immigration and the need for the border wall. I'm a right of center Con-centrist with Tea Party & Republican sympathies who drives an SUV. I am a Life Time Member of the NRA, a Charter Member of the Patriots' Border Alliance and North American Hunters Association. If there is a season for it and I can shoot one I'll eat it and proudly wear its fur. I believe PETA exists solely to be a forum for Gays, Vegetarians, Hollywood snobbery to stupid to get into politics and Soybean Growers. The ACLU stopped protecting our civil liberties sometime after the 1960s and now serves its own bigoted headline grabbing agenda much in the same way as the Southern Poverty Law Center. I am ecstatic that WE the PEOPLE finally got mad enough to rise up and take back the Government from WE the ENTITLED and reverently wish the Liberals would just get over the loss and quit whining/protesting all the time. After all they're just reaping what they've sown. I am Pro-choice both when it comes to the issue of abortion AND school prayer. I believe in a government for the people, by the people which represents and does the people's will. Therefore I an Pro States rights and mandatory term limits but against special interest group campaign contributions and soft money. I think that sports teams who allow their players to sit or take a knee during the National Anthem should be boycotted until the message is received that this is not acceptable behavior for role models for children. I believe Congressional salaries should be voted on bi-annually by the people they represent and not by themselves. I think Congress should be subject to every law they pass on the populace including any regarding Social Security or Healthcare. Speaking of the Healthcare bill (or con job as I see it) I hope Trump will overturn it and set things back to normal. I oppose the building of an Mosque or ANY Islamic center at or within a 10 mile radius of Ground Zero in New York. I will fight those in favor of this until hell freezes over and then I will continue to fight it hand to hand on the ice. Further I think the ban on immigrants from certain nations known to harbor and promote terrorism is a justified measure, at least until we can come up with better methods of vetting and tracking those non citizens we allow in the country. We did not inflict this measure on them those who refuse to point out, denounce or fight radical religious terrorism brought this upon themselves.
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One Response to Leprechaun Laughs # 218 for November 6th 2013

  1. Leah Diane Hanson says:

    We already have a device in our cars that tracks our miles. Now in Utah, we have to take our vehicles in for a Safety and Emissions test every year. At that time, they could record our mileage and they could tax us on the number of miles we drove. It does make sense to tax the number of miles rather than gallons in a way. However, it is the WEIGHT of the vehicle that determines the wear and tear on the highways. I don’t know if it is still the same, but back in the 60’s when we were based at Fort Hood, Texas, the fee to license a car was based on it’s weight, not year, as it is in Utah. So perhaps that would be the best method. But then it gets into a problem as the vehicles that weigh the most are the ones used in industry. So businesses would scream!
    Leah D.

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