So I suddenly Friday afternoon found myself a de facto 72 hour bachelor owing to Molly having been ‘kidnapped’ for another ‘girls weekend’ by a couple friends (more on this later). I decided what’s good for the goose was of course sauce for the gander. promptly called the Captain of the LES Grace O’Malley (LES = Leprechonian Empire’s Ship) and then Friday and after finding myself with the above unexpected companion, promptly left on a 3 day excursion/mission undertaking a secret plan of DL/LL Enterprises Impish had pointed out Saturday it was high time we set into motion.
Since he was ‘tied up’ with his mundane fantasy life, I decided to forge ahead on my own instead of waiting for a time when I wasn’t hearing “Dude, it’s a bad time for me.” and start our own country off on my own instead of as co-founding rulers, hence Leprechonia.
At this point I think its better we get on with the issue before I start airing dirty laundry and expounding sour grapey further so…
Oh one last thing- I’m including a bunch of really good things that arrived too late for the Independence Day issue spread through out this issue. I know that sort of makes the issue seem semi phoned in but hey its not like others set the bar all that high round here and I am on a 72 hr. getaway with one heck of a fantastically assembled distraction after all.
Terry Fator adds ‘Donald Trump’ to his Las Vegas lineup
So last Friday Molly was to go out after work for a drink with a few friends who were former coworkers. Then next thing I know I get a call from her with a great deal of giggling and road noise in the background. Basically she was telling me that she was not coming home that she has in fact been kidnapped by her friend for a girls get away weekend.
When I asked how it was she managed to get herself kidnapped she sent me this photo explanation of the situation:
Although that would probably lead to Molly getting kidnapped more often too.
Penn & Teller Patriotic Speech
The biggest problem I have with this blog (aside from making over the bars I set higher and higher with each special/holiday issue) is finding or receiving things in a timely manner for inclusion in a particular issue on with combine with similar themed materials when I do themed issues or segments.
Case in point last week I believe the day the Independence Day issue posted I got an email from one of our readers with a link to a fantastic version of Lee Greenwoods iconic ‘Proud to be an American’ which was in fact in the issue. Rather than go with the well know version I would have much rather put this lesser know but equally good version in as I’m a great fan of Acapella groups such as Rockapella, Pentonix and the singers of Lee Greenwood’s tune Home Free.
This is also the case with this video that I didn’t become aware of until the 4th when I was watching the West Wing on Netflix. While I was easily able to discern how the trick was done it was the message the Penn Jillette delivers as he’s doing it that caught me. When I went looking for it the next day I found out there was actually more to it than the shortened bit I had seen. After seeing it in it’s entirety I wished I could have included it in this years Independence Day issue. Better late than never for something as eloquently put as this:
Free-Dumb 4 All
240 years have skipped on by
You figure our nation would be better
It is like we ring dry the wet cloth
But it just seems to get even wetter.
In 1776, we declared our independence
Since then we have only improved a bit
How can we celebrate freedom for all
When we hand select who deserves it?
Some use social media like a pulpit
Shaking their fist and spewing anger
In some way it feels like the Old West
Except guns are easier than hanging ya.
Freedom isn’t just for the whites
And it isn’t just for the blacks
It isn’t for the Republicans
And certainly not for the Democrats.
Freedom is for all the men, women or both
Freedom has no boundaries like hate.
Freedom wasn’t created for the select
It doesn’t care if your gay or straight.
Mankind has documented over 5,000 religions
Why is one right and the rest are wrong?
Why can’t we respect each others’ choice
Why do we keep playing the same old song?
We must end the violence and hate together
No matter our preference, race, color or creed
Then maybe we can truly celebrate this holiday
Freedom would be without cost and really be free.
His name is Impish Dragon and it pays a pallet load of canned tuna.
Pictured below is SC’s (Head of the Ninja Kitties Clan) half brother ‘HD’ and his bodyguard/valet/chauffeur.
So Impish told me he was going to Home Depot to get some modular prefinished shelving for his new Reading Room in his house. Being his best bud and loving a good laugh at his expense I offered to help with the project. He told me he had it all covered and besides he didn’t think there would be room enough for the tools shelves and both of us in his new library. So I asked him to send me a photo of the finished product. Here is what I got:
His reading tastes while somewhat close to mine in many areas are eclectic to be sure. Here are my favorite volumes from his vast collection:
We have new neighbors beside us. I was out the other day as she was returning from the store. Luckily I had my phone out already and managed to grab this photo of her tattoo. Now normally I dislike tattoos on women but I think I can make an exception for this one.
After all, who am I to refuse the lady’s request?
Christopher: 54-Year-Old Performer Recreates the Village People’s “YMCA” – America’s Got Talent 2016
That’s it for this week folks. If you’ll all excuse me I’ve a country to set up
and I need to start looking into acquiring some reinforced busses and finding some homicidal drivers for them and a Digital Media Empire to run.