#1469–9 January 2016–Winter is Coming


Good Morning Campers,

Well, winter is finally coming to our little town.  We are supposed to have rain changing to snow tonight and that means that I’ll be going to work tomorrow in the snow.  I don’t mind that so much as the fact that I won’t get a chance to use my new snow blower.  I haven’t had a chance yet.  Maybe tomorrow.  I guess we’ll see.

As Lethal mentioned so eloquently in his last issue, we’re having some real difficult times with our program that we use for writing our blog.  I’ve spent most of this week searching for a suitable substitute for Live Writer and you know what?  There isn’t one!

That’s mind boggling to me.

You can get an open source version of every single Microsoft program.  Even office!  But of all the other blog writing programs out there, nothing comes close to Live Writer.  Nothing!

If I had to name the perfect program, it would’ve been this one and what does Microsoft do?  They stop supporting it.

Of course.

We need more choices for computers.

I know.  If you don’t like the PC you can always go to a Mac.  And Mac followers will tell you that nothing beats an apple.  Now, I do own an iPhone.  I got it because it was the only platform that had the aps that I needed for my job.  You couldn’t get them on android. 

But now you can.  And the iPhone makes everything so stinted and stifled that I can’t hardly stand it.  No apple phone or tablet allows you to add memory.  My little bitty dell tablet allows me to use micro memory sticks, but the big old expensive iPad doesn’t.  That’s a deal breaker.  That means that if I need more memory I have to either by a bigger pad or I have to buy cloud storage, which I trust about as far as I can throw it.

So…anyone out there know of a good blog program that will easily allow us to add pictures and videos without having to be a friggin’ programmer, please let me know.

And while I’m waiting for those emails to roll in, let’s go ahead and start laughing.

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Those Hollywood types get away with everything!  It’s truly not fair.  Not fair at all!



Yup, I haven’t lost my temper, I know EXACTLY where it is.  And if you stay within arm’s reach another 30 seconds, you’ll be able to get a really good look at it, too!

LOL!  You gotta love the minions and their sayings.




Ain’t that the truth!


A son moves away to go to college and takes the family dog, blue, with him. A few months later, his father gets a call from his son.

“Dad,” he says, “there’s an amazing program here that teaches dogs to talk!”

‘That’s amazing!’ his Dad says. ‘How do I get Blue in that program?’

‘Just send him down here with $2,000,’ the son says, ‘I’ll get him in the course.’

So his father sends the dog and $2,000.

About two-thirds through the semester, the money again runs out.

The boy calls home.

‘So how’s  Blue doing, son?’ his father wants to know.

‘Awesome! Dad, he’s talking up a storm… But you just won’t believe this. They’ve had such good results with talking, they’ve begun to teach the dogs how to read.’

‘Read?’ exclaims his father. ‘No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?’

‘Just send $4,500. I’ll get him in the class.’

The money promptly arrives. But our hero has a problem. At the end of the year, his father will find out the dog can neither talk nor read.

Then, finally, he comes up with a plan. First he gives the dog to a nice family. Then he goes home at the end of the year, his father is all excited.

‘Where’s Blue? I just can’t wait to talk with him, and see him read something!’

‘Dad,’ the boy says, ‘I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Blue was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal. Then he suddenly turned to me and asked, ‘So, is your dad still seeing that little redhead barmaid at the pub?”

The father groans and whispers, ‘I hope you shot that bastard before he talked to your Mother!’

‘I sure did, Dad!’

‘That’s my boy!’

The lad went on to be a successful lawyer.






There’s just no trusting dragons.  I can’t believe people still try.




A physician, an engineer, and a politician were discussing who among them belonged to the oldest of the three professions. Each one of them thought they had this in the bag.

The physician said, “Remember, on the sixth day God took a rib from Adam and fashioned Eve, making him the first surgeon. Therefore, medicine is the oldest profession.”

The engineer replied, “But, before that, God created the heavens and earth from chaos and confusion, and thus he was the first engineer. Therefore, engineering is an older profession than medicine.”

Then, the politician spoke up. “Yes yes, this is all well and true.” he said, “But who do you think created all of the chaos and confusion?”





How fleeting is beauty. 





Offensive, but very true.



Okay, that was two really groaner cartoons in a row.  I really hope that we don’t continue this sequence.



Yup.  And I know MOST of you feel the exact same way.





Well, since we are doing more cartoons than anything, let’s do some specialized collections:







Yes…moms are definitely different.





Yeah, okay, so that’s three.



So true…so very true.




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Yup, my dog’s like that.


Yes, but only like those two dogs in the last picture.








Is that really a necessary selling point?  What’s next?  “Not infested by dragons, but they are all neighbors”?


That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.



I know it’s probably stupid, but I really want to look inside the can to see what’s in it.



So, maybe there’s coffee in that can?  Nah, it would say heat instead of chill.




















That’s exactly the way I’ve felt all week.






Internet Piracy




This is one of Lethal’s Ninja Kitties.  Yes, I’m intimidated. 






Well, it’s been a fun ride today.  Lots of funny stuff, not much stuff to get angry over, so let me end by saying that I hope you got a laugh today.  I hope I helped start your day with a smile.  I hope you all remain happy, healthy and full of life….until we meet again next week.

Be well my friends.


Impish Dragon

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4 Responses to #1469–9 January 2016–Winter is Coming

  1. Nice issue. It’s actually a good thing to take a humor break with all that’s been going on lately. I enjoy the information and memes that are of a political nature, please continue those. But it was good to take a break from it all! Thanks!!

    • impishdragon says:

      Howard and Hank and you others who enjoyed the purely humor issue thanks for your comments.
      At our roots we are a humor ezine and all of you know that that is where we concentrate most of our efforts. Battling the World’s Bull Shit with Laughter is and always has been our business statement.
      But we’ve also said, from the beginning, that we’ll write what we like and what we feel is important to pass on.
      You can expect lots and lots of humor in the coming year, but you can also expect some rants, some opinions, some free writing, some recipes for our foodies and anything else we want to put in there. I’ve always thought that was part of the charm of our electronic home, that you never knew what to expect when you opened the blog.
      That’s what I like providing, so that’s what you’ll continue to see. I hope that meets everybody’s desires.
      Until we meet again.

  2. Hank says:

    Best issue in a long time. This was what i signed up for Jokes. I have no problem with Political post because of the importance of what is happening to our beloved Country. The make believe stories are just a waste of space

  3. Ginny says:

    Yes, you made me smile and laugh as always. I know you would like to use your new snow blower, but I personally can do without the white stuff and you could make a planter or work of art for the garden out of it. My niece does a Mommy Blog where she drops pictures of the kids….I just looked and she is using Google +. I’ll send you a sample so you can take a look see…Hopefully somebody will come up with a solution for you. It’s bad enough for you guys to put everything together but when they stop a program that makes it work…..that BITES!

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