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Pause Ponder and Poulet

I think if Marv Albert were providing a caption this week all he would have said was "Yessss!" Or Dick Vitale would have dedescribed this as " a dipsy-doo Dunk-a-roo ". But, alas, I guess good old Marv and Dick had better things to do. So instead, let's look at our Honourable Mentions. I'll never surrender my bucket of KFC extra crispy, all beaks and feet. Agent 54 A little to the left, Lower. Lower. Oh yeah. THAT's the spot baby… LOBO Both excellent captions, guys but look who's hanging out with dufus this week… LaToya went up for the block, but Cassandra came through with a 3-piece bucket. Screaming Me-Me Way to go Me-Me. This week you get to hang out with dufus. I hope you don't mind if we take a pass (no pun intended) on basketball and catch some football instead. It's okay. The NFL has it's share of birds: the Ravens, the Cardinals, the Seahawks, the Eagles and the Falcons. Yum. Sounds much more i

Pause Ponder and Pun #156

Yeah. I don't know about this. I hope you do. Mmm. KFC. That picture has me dribbling. Leave me a caption or two in the comments. Come back Saturday for the results. Oh, and if you're looking for something to do to waste your time between now and then, while you're fowling out (see what I did there my American friends?) break away to Screaming MeMe's "Caption This".  

Displacement Activity

So here I am with time on my hands. I'm waiting for my iPad battery to recharge so I can get back to the latest "Jack Reacher" novel I'm reading, Without Fail . It's great to order e-books. They're cheaper and delivery is immediate. The downside is you're at the mercy of your iPad battery. So my choices to fill the time - or as I like to call it: displacement activity - were either solitaire on my laptop or write a post. I'm tired of solitaire - which I keep losing - so the blog wins out. I was up with the birds this morning, taking my car to the dealership to install the winter tires, do an oil change, check the brake fluid level and look at the muffler which was getting kind of noisy. So I'm sitting in the waiting room, reading my iPad book and BAM - or BLING, I guess - the power went out. So looking at my car took longer than I expected due to the lack of power. And, of course, I used up more of my iPad battery which I'd brought alo

Sunday Funnies

Pause Ponder and Pop

Well it's Saturday and time to take a look at who said what about this week's pic. Remember our lovely ladies? I think I may have scared off a few would-be captioners with my interpretation: Mel B just never knew there'd be a Spice Girls reunion. But I didn't scare everyone off. For example here are a couple of HMs (Honourable Mentions. Get with the program, eh.) One of these drinks is not like the others. Linda Medrano The battle of the sodas were out fizzed this year by newcomer  and former Biggest Loser contestant Lola the Big Cola. Screaming MeMe But our winner is a newlywed from Montreal who, for some reason, saw fit to bare his soul to us this week… I've been known to take a Coca-Cola or Fanta to bed, and maybe even a Pepsi.  But the last time I took a Big Cola to bed I was up all night. Shawn @ Stubborn Fool Well, good for you Shawn. I guess that box of Viagra came through for you, eh? Congratulations, though, you

Pause Ponder and Pun #155

Mel B just never knew there'd ever be a Spice Girls reunion. I just love having first crack at some of these pictures. But now it's your turn. Leave as many captions as you like. The more the merrier. I don't know what kind of captions you're going to leave. Why don't you tell me what you want, what you really, really want. If you had fun here, then get yourself over to Screaming MeMe's for more crazy captioning.  

Sunday Funnies

Pause Ponder and Pasture Prime

Okay, it's Saturday and time for this week's results. Here's our pic… All the cattle are standing' like statues All the cattle are standing' like statues They don't turn their heads as they see me ride by But a little brown maverick is winking' her eye Well if that's the case it's gonna be a beautiful morning. Sorry I got carried away there. And that's no bull. Okay, okay, here's our honourable mentions: A little hard of hearing, Amy Sue thought her friends said,  "Amy Sue, you should date a cow, boy!" Shawn @ Stubborn Fool …and then she said "Baaaaaaaaa!" Yeah, well she's really a blond. Reforming Geek Pretty good, huh? Yeah, I thought so too. But our winner knows me too well and went after my peculiar penchant for pithy puns. No matter how udderly ridiculous she looked,  Daisy Mae couldn't help milking it for the camera. She was just bull-headed like that. Nicky @ We

Can You Hear Me Now?

Well, truth be told, I'm three for three. My memory went a long time ago. Now my hearing and sight are caching up. Earlier this week I was fitted for hearing aids. Expensive? You bet your bippy. There were about 8 models to choose from. They still have the ones with the big blob of plastic that hangs over the back of your ear. I passed on the model in favour of the one that's totally inconspicuous as it's crammed half-way down your eustachian tube. This development is going to benefit two people: me…and Mrs D. You see Mrs D has been yelling at me for several years. It had nothing to do with the state of our marriage but instead the state of my hearing. And she hasn't been too pleased when we watch TV because I have to crank the volume up to some ungodly level that's so loud it practically makes her deaf. Anyway, in two weeks I'll be sporting my new ears and once more we'll be living in harmony. On to my sight. I wear glasses. Have for about 15

Pause Ponder and Pun #154

Sex with a cow? I wouldn't put it pasture. Hee, hee, I couldn't resist. I hope you can't either. Leave a caption in the comments. I hope we get a real "range" of captions this week. Come back Saturday and see what the "udders" have come up with. Now, head on over to Screaming MeMe's place for that udder caption contest!

Sunday Funnies

Pause Ponder and Paper or Plastic

You guys are amazing. What a great crop of captions we had this week. Let's get right down to business. Here's our pic... And here's our honourable mentions… I couldn't help myself -- they had such a good deal on fresh kids at the supermarket today! Debra She Who Seeks At the checkout, Marge chose the appropriate bag when asked "paper or plastic?" MadMadMargo And I thought the stork brought them. Babs But our winner's caption this week you might say was picture perfect… Anne Geddes fired her biographer for releasing one of her early  'whimsical baby' photos to the tabloids. Cheryl @ Deckside Thoughts Congratulations, there, Cheryl. You be hangin' with noname this week! What say we ditch the kid with a view to seeing what develops. I don't mean to be negative but I have no plans in particular. Maybe if we hang out long enough something might come into focus. What do you say? Oh, don't forget your bl

Pause Ponder and Pun #153

I'm not gonna say a thing. I'm gonna leave it to you to come up with an appropriate caption. Leave it in the comments. We'll see you Saturday with the results. I can't wait. In the meantime drop by Screaming MeMe's place for her weekly caption contest.

Bibliofile - October

Well, here we are in early November and time to take stock of last month's reading.  Let's see, we were at 85 books at the end of September. Add 7 more in October and that's, um, carry the four and…oh, yeah, 92 books this year with 2 months to go. Safe to say I'll likely pass 100. A far cry from the 30 I projected at the outset of the year. I started out the month with Stephen King's latest, actually a sequel to The Shining, called Doctor Sleep. Typical King "edge of your seat" kind of novel. It doesn't quite compare to The Shining but I still loved it. I read a couple of musical autobiographies. The first by the late Levon Helm. The second by Graham Nash. Fans of The Band and Crosby, Stills & Nash will enjoy these. I did. And of course my CD collection grew as I read each one. I also read the first two books in the There Goes The Galaxy trilogy by blogging body Jenn Thorson. If you like science-fiction with a humouristic twist then these

Dona Nobis Pacem - Blog Blast For Peace

Today is Blog Blast for Peace Day. Bloggers all over the world are addressing this issue in various ways. It's a serious subject. The lack of peace in various parts of the world has led to strife, hunger,  suppression, persecution and even death.  As we think about this today, I hope you won't mind if I inject a little humour into the proceedings. After all, this is a humour blog for the most part. Nevertheless the observance of today and it's key issue is very, very important. For now, though, I hope I at least make you smile... To find out more about blogging for peace take a look here . Who knows, maybe you'll want to join in.