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Bryan G. said…
Too true on Hernandez. Where has Joe Dimaggio gone? Another reason I'm giving up on fantasy football this year (I wrote about that serious side of why too over on my blog, if you're interested).
nonamedufus said…
Those fantasy leagues won't be the same without you, Bryan. What the heck you gonna do with all that time on your hands?
Bryan G. said…
Read a book? :)
nonamedufus said…
OK, good alternative.
Debra She Who Seeks said…
The grieving Smokey the Bear one is very apt. So is the unclaimed baggage one. Also laughed again at the Calgary Stampede one, even though I saw it earlier this week in our local paper.
nonamedufus said…
The fire and the flood were very sad events, weren't they. We've since had a plane crash in San Fran and an explosion and forest fires in Quebec. Tragedy isn't funny.
Chelle B. said…
I love the Betsy Ross tramp stamp one! It's similar to mine. Ok, not really. Mine is a Nazi flag. Shhh...
nonamedufus said…
I should have known. Good to see you and your tramp stamp around again, Chelle.
Boom Boom Larew said…
Big Bang Theory... hahaha!
meleahrebeccah said…
HA!! "I'm watching The Big Bang Theory" is my favorite one this week!
nonamedufus said…
Happy belated 4th Boom Boom.
nonamedufus said…
You too, eh? Hope you had a great July 4th long weekend.
meleahrebeccah said…
I think I'm still hung over! But yes, I had a great holiday weekend.
nonamedufus said…
But the 4th's all about alcohol, right?
nonamedufus said…
Yeah and alcohol can often lead to fireworks and I'm not talking about the ones in the sky.

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