Good Sunday Morning Joes and Janes;
My wife and I have been married almost 40 years and she still treats me like a kid. I don’t know why but I have gotten used to it. I guess something is working right. A few days ago she made me breakfast and the picture below is what appeared at the table……
I really don’t think my hair looks like that but otherwise I guess it is a pretty close likeness. And remember that government study that came out a few weeks ago? Every piece of bacon you eat takes 9 minutes off of your life! Is this a subtle death threat? How did the scientists come up with the 9 minutes? Are they sure it is 9 and not 8 and 1/2 minutes? Now that the Obamacare law has been upheld will the government still allow us to eat bacon? Will older people be force to eat bacon so they die quicker and save the government money? So many questions remain unanswered this morning but I really love my wife’s humor!
In other news:
I wanted to share some early Independence Day ideas with you. I had some mortgage inspections to do in Kalispell, Montana on Friday. It gave me the opportunity to drive up through the Flathead Valley and also to look at what fireworks are available on the Indian Reservation. We may not be Texas, but we still do things in a big way. I was able to get a couple of bottle rockets to celebrate the 4th!
I am going to try to get a couple more if I can get these unloaded, (I had to buy a truck to haul them but always wanted a duce and a half anyway. I know my uncle in Portland will be jealous. The Oregon laws don’t allow much in the way of fireworks;
Oregon law forbids possession, use or sale of fireworks that fly, explode or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air. Bottle rockets, Roman candles, and firecrackers are ILLEGAL in Oregon.
Of course everything west of the Cascades has turned into a Socialist state already. I guess the government on local, state and federal levels tries to treat us like kids too. But enough politics on a Sunday Morning! I will let you get back to the comics page and get ready for church.
I thought you may want to see this short video on government sign waste. Perhaps it will give you a laugh or thoughts on better preparing your defenses.
My post Zombie Apocalypse continues to be one of the top three all time viewed posts on my site. Not wanting to argue with success and finding the following news story on The Blaze yesterday I could not resist revisiting the Zombie topic in an unabashed use of real news twisted into another send up to Zombies and including gratuitous violence.
- Posted on May 27, 2012 at 12:17pm by Madeleine Morgenstern
According to police sources, a road ranger saw a naked man chewing on another man’s face and shouted on his loud speaker for him to back away. Meanwhile, a woman also saw the incident and flagged down a police officer who was in the area.
The officer, who has not been identified, approached and, seeing what was happening, also ordered the naked man to back away. When he continued the assault, the officer shot him, police sources said. The attacker failed to stop after being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said they heard at least a half dozen shots.
In the vein of thought that the moon landing was ‘faked’; what makes us think that the news media and police really want us to know what really happened? Sure, blame it on cocaine! The Herald printed that investigators believed it might be; “cocaine psychosis” — a “drug-induced craze that bakes the body internally and often leads the affected to strip naked and try to cool off.” Yah, right, I’ve seen the Zombie movies! You and I know what is really going on here.
In Madeleine Morgenstern‘s story she quotes; Larry Vega said he witnessed the attack, writing to Local 10, “I stopped a City of Miami police officer and informed him that a homeless man was killing another person by biting and ripping his face to death.”
Vega also said, “The police officer confronted the aggressor, and he was like a rabid dog and confronted the officer. Then the officer shot the person four times.”
Note to police; every Zombie hunter knows only a brain destroying head shot will stop a Zombie. Maybe Homeland Security needs to start Zombie Terrorist training program!
Then according to the reports they take the victim, in critical condition, to the hospital for treatment. Probably no isolation ward, no guards so when he wakes up he starts eating others! If you are in a Miami hospital ….. RUN!
On a somewhat related thought; I was at the store the other day and my wife was looking at clothes. No… I was in the magazine section! I ran across a new magazine in the rack….had to buy it….Zombie Nation premiere issue. You should be able to find it at the news stand in the gun section. My wife says I’ve had my head buried in it since I got it. Ignore the picture she took.
If you are into Zombies definitely spend the $8.99 (U.S and Canada) There are some good articles on firearms and accessories and I had no idea so many serious manufacturers were jumping on the Zombie train with specialized products. I had no idea EOTECH had a new site out with a bio-hazard reticle. Several of the articles are definitely translatable to home defence and then there are some tongue in cheek pages on Zombie attacks.
Given the problems in Miami it should be required reading for the Miami Police Department!
The centerfold is a tear out Zombie Nation Target Poster that I thought would look really great on the office wall….my lovely wife had a different opinion, but then I don’t think she believes in Zombies either. I am thinking about putting it in the garage so I can scare the daylights out of myself if I go out there in the middle of the night.
Watch your back!
- Zombie Apocalypse (5gsandacupofjoe.net)
- Zombies in Miami? Naked Man Killed by Police After “Eating the Face Off” His Victim (dreadcentral.com)
- Humans Are Eating Humans (afteramerica.wordpress.com)
A little humor is in order or maybe it is social commentary, I am not sure. I grew up hearing stories that started “A man walks into a bar…”. Sometimes these jokes involved animals. Evidently at least one individual in America took these jokes to heart and altered his life style.
You will find that Mr. Jerald Reiter, 55 was refused access to the Dog House Lounge, but only according to the owner because they were serving food that night. (Normally he would have been admitted with the Parrot and Zebra, I guess). When police stopped him in the parking lot of the bar he had the Zebra and Parrot in the front seat of his pickup truck. Reiter disputes the charges and says he realized he was too drunk to drive and was about to let a passenger in the truck to take the wheel when he was arrested. Assuming that neither the Parrot or the Zebra had a valid drivers licence and as they were the only passengers in the truck police were forced to arrest poor Mr. Reiter as his alcohol blood test was .14. The legal limit in Iowa is .08. Another case of police profiling I am sure! Dubuque police should not have assumed that neither had a valid drivers licence. If only Parrots and Zebras had effective civil rights organizations like the NAACP and La Raza! The link in above will take you to the story and video of his wife explaining all of the details.
Well, he’s in the Jail House now.
Good Morning Fellow Regular Joes;
This is one of my Regular Joe alerts for all of you men out there. I know you get wrapped up in work, fishing, hunting, working on vehicles and all those other things; but tomorrow is one of those important annual events you want to make sure you don’t forget. Preparedness is the name of the game. Don’t wake up tomorrow morning with a special someone looking you in the face and you caught with that deer in the headlights stare!
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. If you are reading this then sometime in the past a woman took some time off to give birth to you and most likely quite a bit more time to raise you and get you to where you are today. Tomorrow would be an excellent time to let her know you appreciate all that she has done. I am sure that she isn’t perfect…but then I suspect you aren’t either…I know there is that one mistake I made when I…..well, never mind…you know what I mean.
Besides your mother it’s not a bad idea to recognize the mother of your kids if you have any too. Now I know that it can be easy to start accusing the card companies and big corporations of a conspiracy plot to take over holiday’s and drain your wallet. On Valentines Day I had quite a discussion with several conspiracy theorists while we examined the cards and checked out prices over comments like “I can remember when a card was only….”. The more experienced, (old), the conspiracy theorist’s age the more common these comments are. But I digress.
The point here is not how much you spend but what you do. Just think back to what you remember about your mom or that special woman in your life. I bet the first, second or even third thing that comes to mind is not about some expensive gift you got from them. It is usually special times and events, and many of them don’t require money.
- Do something that you haven’t done in a while.
- Take a walk together
- Sit and talk on a park bench
- Buy a simple lunch for her and listen to all she has to say
- Almost all women appreciate flowers…although a few these day’s appreciate ammo and the like more
- In short think about what she likes and then do it. Read the rest of this entry