Welcome to the weekend! It’s Saturday — and I’m working again! You know, it’s a damn good thing that I love my job. But, I’ve mentioned that before. I’m actually trying to get a little ahead. Don’t tell anyone but today is actually Thursday and I’m trying to get a head start.
I had my official extremism training today at work. If you haven’t heard about that … I can’t really talk about it because sure as shit there will be some alphabet agent somewhere who is monitoring this website and will turn me in. Who the hell am I kidding, they’re probably going to turn me in for my opinions anyway, but hey! They are my opinions…and it’s a humor website, so if you can’t laugh about it, then GET OVER YOURSELF!
Geez, I’m in a bad mood.
They’ve really gotten under my skin today, so let’s get to laughing.
OMG, Mrs. Dragon just told me she wants to change her last name to Boop. That would make Izzy Dragon into Izzy Boop. That’s actually pretty cute. I’m going to start calling Mrs. Dragon, Boopy Dragon. Now she’s laughing.
So, that’s a plus.
Now, on to the rest of you guys.
I really, really, really want some sort of an explanation for this …
So, a pipeline was hackable, but a voting machine wasn’t????
Yesterday, I met a girl who runs a battery kiosk at our local park. Yes, that’s right …
She sells C cells down by the seesaw!
Something THIS dragon learned at a very young age.
I’ve been diagnosed with a chronic fear of giants…
“If a drummer comes out of retirement, will there be repercussions?”
Because it’s just so damn entertaining …
Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.
I got thrown out of my local park today after arranging the squirrels by height.
They didn’t like me critter sizing.
And here’s another great story from our own dear, sweet Lynn …
Popeye The Sailor Man – Who Knew?
POPEYE the Sailor Man really existed…
His real name was Frank “Rocky” Fiegel. He was born in 1868 in Poland and, as a child, immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled down in a small town in Illinois. As a young man, Rocky went to sea. After a 20 year career as a sailor in the Merchant Marines, Fiegel retired. He was later hired by Wiebusch’s Tavern in the city of Chester, Illinois as a ‘Bouncer’ to maintain order in the rowdy bar.
Rocky quickly developed a reputation for always being involved in fighting ( and usually winning). As a result, he had a deformed eye (“Pop-eye”). He also ‘always’ smoked his pipe, so he always spoke out of one side of his mouth. In his spare time as a Bouncer, Rocky would entertain the customers by regaling them with exciting stories of adventures he claimed to have had over his career as a sailor crossing the ‘Seven Seas.’
The creator of Popeye, Elzie Crisler Segar, grew up in Chester and, as a young man, met Rocky at the tavern and would sit for hours listening to the old sailor’s amazing ‘sea’ stories.’ Years later, Segar became a cartoonist and developed a comic strip called ‘Thimble Theater.’ He honored Fiegel by asking if he could model his new comic strip character, ‘Popeye the Sailor Man,’ after him. Naturally Fiegel was flattered and agreed.
Segar claimed that ‘Olive Oyl,’ along with other characters, was also loosely based on an actual person. She was Dora Paskel, owner of a small grocery store in Chester. She apparently actually looked much like the Olive Oyl character in his comics. He claimed she even dressed much the same way..
Through the years, Segar kept in touch with Rocky and always helped him with money; giving him a small percentage of what he earned from his ‘Popeye’ illustrations.
WHO didn’t love the cartoons??? We watched them religiously… so funny, so moral… each story had a good ending… wonder if kids these days even KNOW who Popeye is??? Who knew he was a real man??!!!
Wow, lived to be 79 years-old. Thanks for sharing that Lynn.
Doesn’t every family have one?
“By the power of Grey Skull”
Not the same thing at all …
That’s a case of your own arrogance landing you right in jail.
I just found the place where we’re going on vacation!!!!
And the place I’m going to haunt if I ever die.
Before I became a parent, I swore my kids would never have a tantrum in public.
Let’s all take a minute to laugh about this together.
Everyone needs a friend they probably shouldn’t be allowed to sit next to at a serious function.
I can’t do anymore. It’s late and I’m sorry, my friends.