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I Can Go From Zero To Cry in 60 Seconds

I don't know what the hell it is. Turning 60? Ten years of living with cancer? Ten years of living with cancer treatments? Whatever it is I've turned into such an emotional and sentimental guy. That's right. I'm a big blubbering cry baby.  It happens mostly when I'm watching TV. The other night I was watching The Newsroom on HBO. (great show) We get to the last 5 minutes. The soundtrack swells playing "I'll Fix You" by Coldplay . (great song) And the news team swings into action to break into regular programming and carries off brilliant coverage of a breaking story. Right. But I can hardly see this because my eyes are brimming with tears. And this is the second time I've seen this episode! You think that's bad? I've started to cry during commercials. You heard me. Used to be the crying was done on the other side of the screen like by that guy in the pic up there . A couple of months ago Accura came out with a commercial that si

Sunday Funnies

Pause Ponder and Pokey-less Gumby

I couldn't make heads or tails of this pic. Since I haven't seen him around for some time I thought maybe this was a rare picture of moooooog hanging out incognito, which is latin for inamask. (He's taller on the internet, don't ya think?) Then I thought The Avengers were trying to spice things up for a sequel with their new super hero Green Pepper Man. But I think you guys had some better ideas. Let's see. Boom Boom "Seuss" Wooters came up with: I like green heads and I cannot lie. 00 "Sci-Fi" dozo gave us: "Enemy Mine" takes on a new meaning on Earth. And Quirky "election fever" Loon reported: The Green Party (all things earth-friendly) begins his campaign and is received rather well. My favourite off-the-wall caption this week goes to Mike who left us with: The world's first toad to human face transplant recipient  prepares to sing God Save the Quen for some reason. But

Pause Ponder and Pun #135

What the hell makes this guy so attractive? If you figure it out let me know and leave a caption or two in the comments. We'll unveil the winner Saturday. (heh, he, see what I did there?)

Dog Days

So, like, last week I was in and out of the pool very 20 minutes trying to cool down from the heat. The other day we had the solar blanket on the pool and the heater going. The water was 90F. It was like swimming in a toilet. The smart-alecky love of my mid-life says "I wouldn't know. I've never swam in a toilet." Well me either. And nor would I want to. But it's like I'd imagined how it would be. It's an idiom. Or an analogy. Yeah that's it. Sheesh, it's hard to explain some things to French people. I should have just said, "Sacre bleu, l'eau est tres chaud, n'est-ce pas, cherie?" But me, being an English major and all, we just don't talk like that. In other languages, I mean. All this to say it's hot out there. Well, after all it is the dog days of summer, isn't it? Did you ever stop and wonder why they say that? I mean after you stop and wonder who "they" are? What a funny expression. I mean why do

Sunday Funnies

Pause Ponder and a Pool Fool

This was our pic this week. And these were our top captions... Revenge of the Plankers! Quirkyloon @ Quirkyloon Left of the blue and white boy? Right of the blue and white boy? Damn, I'll never get ny boating licence. Whitey @ COTU Jeffrey thought he could hold on until low tide. He was wrong. Mike @ We Work For Cheese And our winner was head and shoulders above the competition: Scott's dandruff problem was getting out of hand. But he had one last trick up his sleeve. Shawn @ StubbornFool Congratulations Shawn. You be hangin' with dufus this weekend. What say we head on down to the Ottawa River. The water level there's really low this summer. We could jump off the Champlain Bridge and take care of our dandruff just like our friend up there...permanently! And thanks to everyone for playing along this week. I look forward to your captions on our next pic, Wednesday.

Pause Ponder and Pun #134

Look before you leap! But feel free to jump right in and leave a caption or two in the comments. We'll "sea" you Saturday.

Tour de Hooligans

I've been watching the Tour de France the last couple of weeks. You know, that four week race of doped-up bicyclists? Just kidding. It's a fascinating sport. Charges of performance enhancing drugs notwithstanding. I don't quite understand the strategy of the teams and why they sometimes work together and sometimes not but I just love watching these guys as they glide through the French countryside. And that's the first thing you notice about the tour coverage - the gorgeous countryside. The mountains, the valleys, the old towns, the historic buildings, churches and castles - the tour is a travelogue sure to entice tourists. But the other thing you notice is the fans. Some of these people are so dedicated it borders on insanity. As the cyclists hit towns with narrow roads, or climb hills with equally narrow patches of pavement, these fans pack each side of the route and crowd in leaving the bikers even less room to cycle by. Some fans take a step or two out

Sunday Funnies

Pause Ponder and Pitch It Right In Here

You know, you really need balls to be a catcher in major league baseball.  Well that was my take on this week's pic. Let's see what some others came up with... Ever wonder how baby baseballs are born? Michael Wolfe  @ Predator Press As my father always told me "be the ball". VMax Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez was never the same, even after they took the stitches out. Nick y @ We Work For Cheese Which ball am I supposed to keep my eye on? Paula @ How to Become a Cat Lady...Without the Cats And our winner this week... After surgery, John Kruk still played despite the one ball he had left being swollen. Skeeter @ Dead Dog Way to keep your eye on the ball, Skeeter. Congratulations. You be hangin' with dufus this week. Wanna head on down to Toronto with me and take in a Blue Jays game? They're currently in last place in the American League, east. Maybe if they changed to this guy's uniform they'd have more s