In this morning’s issue I spend a LOT of time on my vacation this week, so I’d like to just get a couple of announcements out of the way and then we’ll get started.
A great milestone was passed on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Ginny “The Jersey Girl” and her Fireman husband Paul had their 48th anniversary! Paul has shown us the bruises and assures us that he has been happily married for 30 years. When Ginny then smacked him about his poor memory and said, “No, it’s been 48!” he replied, “Well, they weren’t all happy.”
Lethal Leprechaun has spoken with The Big Guy Upstairs and assures us that Paul’s Application For Sainthood will go through uncontested.
We (The dragon family) went to Louisville Kentucky this week. It was a nice trip. We did some really cool things. It was the first time we (our whole family) has gone on a real vacation since Izzy Dragon was born. Usually when I took vacation time it was for medical reasons, doctor appointments, surgery, doctor appointments, recovery, doctor appointments, medical tests, and doctor appointments. Never have we ever gone anywhere just for fun. And this was for ONLY two days. Yeah, poor me. Screw that. I’m glad I’m still alive. A lot of what I’ve been through would’ve killed me only 50 or 60 years ago. So, anyway, let’s talk about our vacation.
We went from our little town of Peru, Indiana and our first stop was this cool place called The Big Four Bridge. Click on the link if you want to see more of that. It is a foot and bicycle bridge that crosses the Ohio River from Jeffersonville, Indiana to Louisville, Kentucky. It’s about one mile long. We only went out part of the way, to take some pictures. And, as you can see, it was drizzling. It was raining or drizzling the whole friggin’ two days we were gone.
What is with the friggin’ wall? As far as I can tell it splits the city in half…or at least in pieces. It goes in both directions as far as the eye can see from the Big Four Bridge. Was the town of Jeffersonville under siege at some point in it’s recent past? I say recent, because the wall looks fairly new. Well, at least in the last say 40 years or so.
Okay, so I did a little research…it’s a flood wall and the area of Riverside drive is on the wrong side of it. But if you look at the right hand picture, that’s a pretty big opening. Is there a magical door way that closes up or maybe they pile sandbags there? If you look close, there are grooves and what could be an opening in the ground so that a door could conceivably be raised there. Okay, so that was cool. Thanks for helping me figure it out.
So then we went across the river, into Louisville and checked into our hotel. I picked the La Quinta because I stayed in one in San Antonio a couple of years ago and it was really nice. So, if you’re looking for a decent, fairly inexpensive hotel, they get my vote.
After checking in, our first visit was to the Louisville Slugger Museum and factory. If you get a chance to visit Louisville, I hope you take the time to visit this spot…especially if you’re a baseball fan (which I’m not particularly) or even if you’re just interested in learning more about making something cool like a baseball bat.
The Louisville Jack-O’-Lantern Spectacular! Again, click the link for more information.
The Jack-O’-Lantern Spectacular is held in Iroquois Park with over 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a 1/4-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to late.
Campers, that’s over 5,000 carved pumpkins. Now, “carved” is a relative term. These things aren’t just carved, they are pieces of ART! Here’s a couple of examples:
There were thousands of these carved pumpkins. They actually put them into topics. Everything from the dinosaurs to the Vietnam War to 9-11 to the future.
These are just a tiny taste of the whole thing. Here’s a video to try and put you in the “feel” and the “mood” of the whole thing.
Highly! Recommended! We may end up going back again next year. Maybe make it a yearly pilgrimage. It really was that much fun!
After spending the night at the hotel, we traveled back home, stopping at a place called Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, IN. As you can tell from the header today, apparently they have dragons there!
Anyway, as you can see from all these pictures, which are just a small taste of our little vacation, we had a well needed break, lots of fun and a ton of laughter.
This poor kitty tried to follow in the steps of the Lethal Leprechaun Kitty Ninja school of training. He couldn’t pass the opening tests. From what I understand, Lethal’s cats have far surpassed the training given them, so just beware.
This is a GREAT illusion. How the heck did he do this?
Me and some wizard back during my adventuring days. Who won? Well, I AM the one who is here writing to you, not some wizard.
Yeah…how about that? Do any of you HONESTLY think that this isn’t the truth?
Lethal saw this and told me that it looks an awful lot like me trying to land on my balcony in a crosswind. I don’t know. No. Really. I don’t know because when that happens to me I don’t remain conscious, so I can’t tell you if it looks like me or not.
Okay, ever wonder why you can’t wear metal into an MRI? Here’s a hint. The M stands for Magnetic. Check out these guys playing with metal in an MRI
Hey! You guys want to see an iLethal Robot in action? Now, this is not Lethal’s iLethal, but very very similar technology. Right here in good old Indiana. Indianapolis International Airport:
Switch the T-Shirt for a kilt……
A three-year-old boy went with his dad to see a litter of kittens. On returning home, he breathlessly informed his mother, “There were 2 boy kittens and 2 girl kittens.”
“How did you know?” his mother asked.
“Daddy picked them up and looked underneath,” he replied.
“I think it’s printed on the bottom.”
Another three-year-old put his shoes on by himself. His mother noticed that the left shoe was on the right foot. She said, “Son, your shoes are on the wrong feet.”
He looked up at her with a raised brow and said, “Don’t kid me, Mom. They’re the only feet I got!”
When you call our corporate offices, the lady who answers your phone is one that we’ve had with us for many years. Yes, she also doubles as security, but then again, almost everyone at DL&LL Electronic Media doubles as security when necessary. This is Helga at one of our training sessions. She’s very good at her job.
This is going to be one pain in the ass to clean up. They really need the help of a helicopter or a dragon. Either one.
This one is just a really poor understanding of physics. Although, I’d bet if he just drove forward the problem would be self-correcting.
So, I’m thinking the three guys, some needle nosed pliers, coffee and a couple of hours and this guy will be all set.
You gotta love the priorities here. Your kid or friend, spouse maybe is being eaten head first by a camel and you need to take the picture. Nice.
This was sent as a David Letterman Top 10 list. Not sure it was his or not, but it sure was funny.
#10. I vote Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I’ve decided to marry my German Shepherd.
#9. I vote Democrat because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon at 15% isn’t.
#8. I vote Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
#7. I vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
#6. I vote Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that get police to your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.
#5. I vote Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy.
#4. I vote Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social Security from those who paid into it.
#3. I vote Democrat because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrat Party sees fit.
#2. I vote Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
…And the #1 reason I vote Democrat is because I think it’s better to pay $billions$ for oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish here in America . We don’t care about the beetles, gophers or fish in those other countries.
Before we get on with this weeks poll, let’s review last weeks. The first poll for Dragon Laffs. First, we only had 56 responders in this poll, (even though we had 608 hits in the first two days) so I’m not sure this really gives us a true overview of our campers. But, here it is anyway:
So, this shows that 70% of our campers are Vets. I know it’s a lot, but I don’t think it’s that high. Maybe when we get a little bit better participation, we’ll revisit this one. For today’s poll, we ask an age old question…
I tried to modify this for Lethal and couldn’t. I’d either have to change it to a letter from his dad or that I was older than him or something… so instead, I’ll just present it as a joke sent to me by my dad, Papa Dragon Most Senior. Now, after all that, this COULD have been written about Lethal…
MY FIRST IRISH DRINK WITH MY SON
I was reading an article last night about fathers and sons, and memories came flooding back to the time I took my son out for his first pint.
Off we went to our local pub which is only two blocks from the house.
I got him a Guinness. He didn’t like it, so I drank it.
Then I got him a Stroh’s, he didn’t like that either, so I drank it.
It was the same with the Molson’s and the Labatt’s.
I thought maybe he’d like whiskey better than beer so we tried a few of those.
He didn’t like that either.
By the time I decided he just didn’t like to drink, I could hardly push the stroller back home.
It’s a little blurry so I’ll help you out. It says: Goals: Focus on your goals… just don’t get caught focusing.
Yeah, I know. It’s tough to read. Even tougher after staring at the picture.
Also, Goats: They’re figgin’ weird!
We spent the morning on Friday going to the Pumpkin Patch. I sent a couple of them over to my private pie bakery. This was one of fourteen deliveries done for me today.
You guys have read stuff from Thomas Sowell on here before. This is a pretty good essay on Ebola and the state of the administration and Obama in particular. As usual, my comments will be in blue.
Nor was birthplace crucial anyway. People born overseas have put their lives on the line to defend America, and scientists who escaped from Europe in the 1930s played a major role in creating the nuclear bomb that made the United States a superpower. Conversely, the country’s most notorious traitor — Benedict Arnold — was born on American soil.
And again…. I get to use my picture. This is number three.