Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Humor in Marriage

The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it. - Ann Bancroft

Any husband who says. "My wife and I are completely equal partners," is talking about either a law firm or a hand of bridge. - Bill Cosby

My mother buried three husbands, and two of them were just napping. - Rita Rudner

The Hawk (not the Hoff)

the media feeds on him like pigeons on popcorn, hoping for some amazing new idea every couple of weeks; something outlandish, totally speculative, and scary,  such as, if aliens visit us they are more likely to eat us than help us;  black holes might not be so bad; and most recently, humanity has 1000 years left, at most.
Let me relate the suggestion of a friend of mine - do you ever wonder if he's effing with us?
Seriously dude!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ben Hooper swimmer

Ben is presently swimming in the Atlantic as he  makes the 1600+ miles from africa to brazil. Ben spent summer working out in the Millsop Community center, Weirton, Wva.

Monday, November 28, 2016

What it means to be irish part 1

1) You will never play professional basketball.

2) You swear very well.

3) At least one of your cousins holds political office.

4) You think you sing very well.

5) You have no idea how to make a long story short

6) You are very good at playing a lot of very bad golf.

7) There isn't a huge difference between losing your temper and killing someone..

8) Much of your food was boiled.

9) You have never hit your head on the ceiling.

glory be to God for Dappled things,

Seeing the piebald deer reminded my of one of my favorite poems, by Gerard Manly Hopkins.

GLORY be to God for dappled things—
  For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
    For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
  Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;        5
    And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
  Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
    With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:        10
                  Praise him.

in all my days...

I've never seen a piebald deer, til today.  At first I thought it might be a cow or a dalmatian.   nope, it was a big ass black and white doe, with lots of white so i could see it traipse a long way off.  i couldn't get my camera up quick enough for a clear pix. 
Similar to this but more striking white and dark black.   No brown at all.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

I don't think they're right

They tell me I'm a skeptic but I don't think they're right. - Autredamus

You Do

Do more than exist, LIVE.
Do more than touch, FEEL.
Do more than look, OBSERVE.
Do more than read, ABSORB.
Do more than hear, LISTEN.
Do more than listen, UNDERSTAND,
Do more than think, PONDER.
Do more than talk, SAY SOMETHING.

- John H. Rhoades

Saturday, November 26, 2016


"It is never too late to be what you might have become."
- George Eliot

jpr: as long as the meds permit!

Friday, November 25, 2016

black friday....hell

Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.


Hell is a place where the motorists are French, the policemen are German, and the cooks are English.
Author Unknown

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day 2016

what a day for hungry kids

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~Native American Saying

jpr: Its the joy shared by those who gather at the table that
makes the day and its memories me favorite...the noise of the melting butter!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

the lullaby from nany mcfee

Mrs. Brown's Lullaby - Patrick Doyle

Loola-Bye, oh, Loola Bye My lovely Loola moon Tip-toe by where my babies lie In your tiny silver shoon Will you guard, will you keep Will you watch over please My wee ones, my lambkins My sweet chick-a-chick-a-dees Loola-Bye, oh, Loola-Bye... In your tiny silver shoon

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

IQ trivia

Highest ever known IQ has been estimated at between 250 and 300.

The definition of a mentally challenged person is one who has an IQ of 70 or below.

Your brain has about 100 billion neurons. A typical brain cell has from 1,000 to 10,000 connections to other brain cells.

Studies have shown that children who are breast fed display IQ's up to 10 points higher by the age of three.

People with lower IQ are at greater risk of being concussed.

A Rock Quote

“When I throw rocks at seabirds I leave no tern unstoned.”
- –Ogden Nash

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

great voices of black gospel

                                                                          Sam Cooke           

   Romance Watson

                                                                  Jennifer Holiday


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Botany I - Some Wrong Answers

Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire.
Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.
The pistol of a flower is its only protection against insects.
Germinate: To become a naturalized German.
Rhubarb: A kind of celery gone bloodshot

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Old west scoundrels

Mike Fink (1770?–1823?) - An excellent marksman, Fink soon gained a deadly reputation for demonstrating his shooting skills by shooting mugs of beer off people's heads.

Lawrence Murphy (1831 or 1834-1878) - An Irishman who immigrated to the United States, Murphy was a Civil War Veteran, cattleman, and businessman, whose greed ultimately spawned New Mexico's Lincoln County War.

Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil (1877-1975) - One of the most famous American con artists of his era, Weil stole over eight million dollars running various scams and was one of the inspirations for the Academy-award winning film The Sting.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

in case you did not know

most played songs on the radio

Over 8 Million Times
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers

Over 7 Million Times
Yesterday - The Beatles
Never My Love - The Association
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Over 6 Million Times
Michelle - The Beatles
Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Your Song - Elton John
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
Baby, I Need Your Loving - Johnny Rivers
Every Breath You Take - The Police
All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
On Broadway - The Drifters
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A famous Irish Fairy: Aoibheal

Irish fairies are as old as the land itself. Fairies are the children of the goddess Diana or the Tuatha Dé Danann. Fairies live among the people within hills known as Fairy Mounds. Every mound or kingdom has a king and a queen. One particular mound north of Munster is believed to be ruled by the beautiful Queen Aoibheal. The legend tells that, Aoibheal foretold the outcome of a disastrous battle at Clontarf.

oh ueah, reportedly the fairy had a thing for men!

Pecking order?

Hell i'm just glad to still be pecking! - Autredamus

Monday, November 14, 2016

From a headstone in Ireland

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

"For the Fallen"


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


-- Laurence Binyon wrt soldiers lost in WWI

Alabama Infantry WWI memorial in France

Sunday, November 13, 2016

wedding humor

Keep your eyes wide open before the wedding, half shut afterwards.
(Benjamin Franklin)

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
(Rodney Dangerfield)

After his husband forgot the wedding anniversary, his wife tells him: 'You'd better have something in front of the house, tomorrow, which goes from 0 to 100 in 4 seconds.' The next day, she finds, on the road, a bathroom scale.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

might be a true story

During a recent hot spell in Atlanta a hillbilly collapsed on the street. Immediately a croud gathered and began offering suggestions.
"Give the poor man a drink of whiskey," a little old lady said.
"Give him some air," a man cried out.
"Give him some whiskey," she cried again.
Several other suggestions were made and the victim suddenly sat up and hollered, "Will all of you shut and listen to the old woman."

 “Ninety percent I’ll spend on good times, women, and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I’ll probably waste.” ~Tug McGraw 

poorly phrased - grammar failure

it should be "hunting drones" vice "drone hunting".  sorry

Friday, November 11, 2016

I predict that...

Americans will develop
a new sport soon - drone hunting!!!

get hold of your brandy, and your Irish

allison crowe
The words:

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly today,
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms,
Like fairy wings fading away
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will;
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear.
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close:
As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose.

the song by allsion Crowe

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

election opinion

Politics is the art of deciding who gets what.  It is not about ideals or service or community.  It is only about determining who gets a piece of the pie and how much, and who gets to suck an egg (if lucky).
This is not my definition but I forget where I first heard it so I credit myself. 

its time

jpr: no one said it had to be satisfying!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Turkey Foot Road

My friend drives a school bus down Turkey Foot which has narrow bridges, sharp turns, and steep grades. He tells me his heart is in his mouth every time. Oh yeah, add some ice and snow for a larger adrenaline rush.

black bear in november woods

the bear poem....robert frost

The world has room to make a bear feel free;
The universe seems cramped to you and me.
Man acts more like the poor bear in a cage,
That all day fights a nervous inward rage,
His mood rejecting all his mind suggests.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

a long night?

In my age, as in my youth, night brings me many a deep remorse. I realize that from the cradle up I have been like the rest of the race — never quite sane in the night. ~Mark Twain

whats in ur tatoo?

 Tattoo ink manufacturers are not required to reveal their ingredients. Even when the ingredients are listed, the 'recipe' is proprietary, so you won't know the proportion of one ingredient to another. Sources of those ingredients may change, too, so your safety may be in the hands of suppliers not intending their product be used in the human body.

Inks have been found to contain such chemicals as  selenides, amines, plastics, automotive paints, and heavy metals (including lead, antimony, beryllium, chromium, cobalt nickel and arsenic). Carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxic effects are  possible.

jpr: urine has been used as a color additive in primitive cultures!

Friday, November 4, 2016

November 5

Strange Laws

In Ottumwa, Iowa, "It is unlawful for any male person, within the corporate limits of the (city), to wink at any female person with whom he is unacquainted."

In Los Angeles,”One cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.”

In Nicholas County, W. Va., “no member of the clergy is allowed to tell jokes or humerous stories from the pulpit during a church service.”

Thursday, November 3, 2016


“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. “
-- Sophocles

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


"Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace."

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it”

USA river basins