Leprechaun Laughs # 344 for June 8th 2016


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Good Morning.

I find myself in not much of a talkative mood at present so I’ll be brief.

Several kind souls have inquired as to how I am making out with all the rainfall in the last week. For those who don’t know it its been raining heavily for 7 or the last 10 days with Monday being our first day without any rain.

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Those torrential rains led to flooding last week that killed at least 16 people last time I looked however I believe that figure may have risen to as high as 20 now. Thankfully we have not had an serious internal flooding with any of this though we suspect we’ve come close a few times.

The opening banner photo is of the area in front of Keebler Towers which is now apparently home to a rabidly hunger pack of Koi. Also I swear I looked out the other night and saw Charon the Ferryman poling his boatload of newly dead souls the length of our parking lot headed to the afterlife.

<= This second photo is of the upper reaches of Keebler Towers showing just how bad the moss & mold invasion has become due to the rains.

As if that isn’t enough the high humidity form the rains is teaming up with the unseasonable warm temperatures to make things terribly oppressive. With the possibility of more rain in the forecast starting seriously again on Thursday things are likely only to get stickier and more mossy/mold.

Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go Tilex my entire Keebler Towers Penthouse before everything resembles green shag carpeting.

Let's Roll 28

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Sounds like they’re from the SE Gulf Coast of Texas!

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Once you get married the only thing that changes is you because she thinks she has a remote for that too.

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This Bed Could Save Your Life in an Earthquake

 

 

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Johnny Paycheck – “Take This Job And Shove It”

 

A husband and wife are in bed when there is a knock at the door. The husband rolls over and looks at his clock – it’s 3:30 a.m. He drags himself out of bed and goes downstairs.

When he opens the door, there is a drunk slumped there. “Hi ya,” slurs the stranger. “Can you give me a push?”

“Get lost,” says the man. “It’s half-past three.”

He slams the door and goes back up to bed. He tells his wife about the drunk.

She says, “Dave, that wasn’t very nice of you. Remember that night we broke down in the pouring rain and you had to knock on that man’s door? What would’ve happened if he’d told us to get lost?

Shamefaced, the husband gets fully dressed, puts on his shoes and picks up all his tools then goes to his own car and takes out some cables.

Finally having all he needs to assist any problem the man may have, he opens the door and calls out, “Hey, do you still want a push?” 

A voice answers, “Yes, please.”

“Where are you?” calls the man.

“I’m over here…” replies the stranger,

…on your swing set.

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Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (Official Video)

 

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Acapella-The millennials song parody

 

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Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine

 

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June 8: Upsy Daisy Day

Upsy Daisy Day encourages waking up “gloriously, gratefully and gleefully” full of positivity and, if you want, daisies in your hair.

 

“Upsee-dahzee, upsee-mahzee, upsy-daisy!” – Yogurt in Spaceballs

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June 12: National Eat Jerky Day

National Eat Jerky Day was created to celebrate the rich history, immense popularity and nutritional benefits of dried meat snacks.

 

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June 18: World Juggling Day

*Clowns not required. In fact keep them away at all costs.

 

 

 

 

 

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June 19: World Sauntering Day

A day set aside where you’re supposed to slow down and appreciate the world around you.

 

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June 21: Go Skateboarding Day

This holiday was conceived in 2004 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to help make skateboarding more accessible to the world through various events held in major cities around the world.

Believe it or not there are still more of these but I’ve reached my limit for one week. Don’t worry there is a distinct possibility you’ll see the rest of them at a future date.

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With all the flooding, wash outs and the undermining of roads, Municipalities here have been hard pushed to come up with enough warning signs. Especially so since one of the biggest threats here in Houston come from fellow motorists whom seem to shut their brains off when the start their car. Here is a favorite of mine posted by some well intentioned individual that is posted in a particularly bad/dangerous area:

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Anti hyprocracy Curmudgeon

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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7 Responses to Leprechaun Laughs # 344 for June 8th 2016

  1. lethalleprechaun says:

    Ginny-
    On my patio I had a park bench made from 2 cast iron ends and 3/4 x 3″ cedar slats. It sits agains the wall common with my office under cover from direct exposure and it was a favorite place of mine to sneak out to early while it was cool to drink my coffee while contemplating or to do a little work in the fresh air while the day was still cool.
    I’ve taken very good care of it, washing it every year, resealing to boards with deck sealer etc for many years as it was not a cheap one.. However I noticed last year about this time after the Momorial Day 2015 flooding went away that it was suddenly showing serious signs of its age despite the good care. THe cedar slats where starting to show signs of rot and warping/spliting from being wet.
    This year I went out to do some maintenance/repairs on our gas grill. I have a brief case style tool kit that weiths about 60# which i set on the bench for ease of access. No ssoner had I turned around to open the grill then I heard several loud cracks and managed to grab the case just before it broke through the bench completely! Our excessive rain fall and wet weather had claimed my beloved bench as it’s victim!
    After disassembly (I’d inteneded to get new slats made for the bench from one of those new composite materials they use for building decks).I noticed that even the baked expoxy coated cast iron was showing signs of severe rusting in several areas.
    I’ve informed Molly that she should not be suprised if she finds me sitting with the cat inside the curtains on one of the windows sunning myself as well since I no longer have my bench to sit on!

    • Ginny says:

      What a damn shame, something you treated well, being destroyed from the many rains you have endured over time. I have to tell ya…I would have had a mental meltdown by now. Perhaps a trip to Home Depot or outdoor place would have something to consider for your special place in the sun

  2. Leah D says:

    GREAT ISSUE!
    My granddaughter is riding with her boyfriend, a long haul truck driver. They got sent to Texas, driving on roads covered in water. They dropped their load, had to travel to another town to pick up the next load. With no weight on the trailer, it began to slide, and they ended up off the road, stuck in mud.
    They had no satellite or phone connection, and they were “out in the middle of nowhere”. They flagged down a Silverado pickup with two young fellows in it, and asked about a tow service to call. Those good ‘ole boys, said no need, chained them up, and pulled them out!
    I BELIEVE TEXAS HAS A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE WHO HELP EACH OTHER OUT and that makes it somewhat easier to deal with the epic deluge.

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      Here in Texas (well actually a good part of the Gulf Coast States from Georgia to Texas)
      those boys with the ready to help attitude, a pick up and tow chains are fondly and proudly refered to as ‘Bubbas’. Thankfully there is no shirtage of Bubbas down here and they came in all sizes, skill sets but are all Bubbas by their driving urge to help others in their time of distress. Sounds like your granddaughter met a pair of them when she needed them most.

      Be sure to catch next weeks issue to see what I mean about them.

  3. Maggie says:

    Love the issue,,, the videos are awesome,, especially love the Acapella one. Keep up the good work and try to stay DRY

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      Maggie its getting to the point that trying to stay dry is gettting to be a full time order.

      Three years ago when we bought our Ford Flex, I bought an after market set of mud storm mats usualy associated with the Northeast & Northwest. 2 tray like mats for the front and one very large one for the cargo area befind the second row of seats.

      Recently twice in one day Molly was able to literally empty collected rain water off her coat and umbrella from the drivers side one because her feet were in a puddle. She though the car was leaking someplace. I proved it was not by taking it to the car wash while it wasn’t raining where the mats stayed perfectly dry..

      One other day I donned my fishing raingear (pants and jacket with hood) and went out to take the oppertunity of the rain and cooler weather to wash our windows. IT’s hard to wash windows down here 9 months of the year becasue the sun beats on the windows and the window washing fluid with litteraly evaporate off them right before your eyes even hen using the sponge, bucket and squeege method.

      I was using one of those hose end sprayer deals with the cleaning solution concintrate follwed by the sponge then the hose agian then the squeege to remove the most stubborn stuff. We have 3 double width windows plus a slider and a single with window. The slider and single width window are under cover. All told it took me about 30 minutes to some what haistily do them all as the moment I went outside the Thunder and Lighting started and began gettting closer. since I was standing barefoot in river shoes (only practical foot wear for the job I owned) in the middle of an ankle deep pond I was worried about being on the receiving end of a Mother Nature provided perminant and cardiac stress test.

      When I got inside my shirt was wet from shoulders to waist as was a good deal of the back of my cargo shorts from the rain finding the ventalation panels under my arms and under the flap on my back as well as the brim of the ball cap I was wearing under the hood wicking water and dripping it down the back of my neck.

      It seems as though the only way to remain dry here at the moment is to never venture outside if you can see any coulds at all!

  4. Ginny says:

    Well Lethal you put out a damn “fine…issue. Johnny Paycheck, and Ottis Redding brought me back in time when I was a young broad So sorry the raindrops keep a coming. You better start
    taking Vit D to make up the lack of sun in your neck of the woods. Again, cheer up hopefully it
    is going to get better real soon. If you want to slum in NJ….come on up! Take care of yourself and
    your charming wife.

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