Monday, June 15, 2009




June is National Be Silly Month, a special time when adults can feel young again by imitating the antics of children. Here are a couple of ideas you can try tonight at home:

Unzip your beanbag and dump 33-jillion teeny tiny Styrofoam beans onto the carpet.

Then try to get the dog to eat them.

Sponsor a neighborhood burping contest

Today is National Fudge Day.

Today is Horsey Parents Day, a time to honor parents who play horsey - again and again and again.

1891: The George A. Hormel & Company was founded in Austin, Minnesota. In 1937 it introduced Spam, now the world’s biggest selling canned meat product.

1978: The electronic game "Space Invaders" was first demonstrated by Taito Corporation in Tokyo.

The U.S. Army School of Nursing graduated its first class on this date in 1921. You know, of course, the most important lesson any Army nurse can learn -- always put the bedpan down before saluting.



The amusement park company Six Flags is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it needs to reorganize and shed $1.8 billion of debt.

Mark Shapiro, the New York-based company's chief executive officer, says the move won't affect the operation of its 20 theme parks in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Six Flags says it actually had a great year in 2008. It saw 25 million visitors and posted record revenues. But executives are trying to lighten a $2.4 billion debt load that they say is unsustainable.

Apparently they got tired of the roller-coaster ride..financially speaking, of course.

Ways Six Flags is cutting back:
• Now down to four flags
• Log Flume ride now bring-your-own-log
• New theme park hours: 9 am to 9:15 am
• Bumper cars are cheerfully-colored supermarket carts
• "Free Fall" ride is just some guy pushing people in a ditch


Iranians are unhappy with their election. They're rioting on the streets. One Iranian said it was a pleasant change of pace to be in a riot that does not involve burning American flags.

Every TV station made the switch to digital. If you don't understand what's happening, you're not alone. It's like trying to understand "Lost" or Paula Abdul.

The Cloud Appreciation Society is asking meteorologists to
recognize a new type of cloud they discovered. (TRUE) I think I speak for everybody when I say -- "There's a Cloud Appreciation Society"....?? Yes, there is. There's also a Fog Fan Club. And a Precipitation Admiration Association.

In North Korea: That little dictator guy has bestowed an official title on his youngest son, he will take over when his dad dies. He will now be known as -- "Brilliant Comrade". (TRUE) The son is disappointed. He wanted the official title -- "Radical Dude".

RJ Reynolds is test marketing tobacco candy. It's an exciting new
product. Tobacco candy combines all the benefits of bad breath
and lung disease with the added bonus of dental cavities.

Medical researchers are developing a pill that gives people the
urge to exercise. (TRUE) I think I speak for all couch potatoes
when I say -- what we need is a pill for medical researchers that
gives them the urge to mind their own business.

The nasty little president of Iran claims he won in a landslide.
Actually -- it's Iran -- so -- what he meant to say was -- "I won
by a sandslide".

Doctors predict a return of Mad Cow Disease and Bird Flu you catch
from chickens. There's a simple explanation. Cows and chickens
are jealous of all the publicity pigs are getting from Swine Flu.

A doctor says swine flu can be passed from humans to dogs. My dog, Buddy, is very health conscious. He always makes me wash my hands before
I scratch behind his ears.

Remember a few years ago -- a Japanese company came out with a "Dog Translator". It told you what your dog is saying when he barks. The same company now has a "Cat Translator", it translatesa cat's meows. If you connect the two gadgets -- your dog and cat can talk to each other. They don't need you anymore.

Soda Tax
Several cash-strapped state are considering a soda pop tax as a way to pay for health reforms... and to cut down on runaway burping

Girls in Sports
The city of Boston is leading a movement to encourage more girls to play sports. Of course, the Bruins have been playing like girls for 15 years.

A study shows stress can help a person live longer. Terrific.
Now I have to worry that I'm not stressed enough....?

According to a study by the University of North Carolina --
marriage can make you fat. Married people are twice as likely to become obese than people who live alone. Let's do a survey: All you married people - if you've put on weight since the wedding --try to raise your fat flabby hand.

A report says the obesity epidemic is actually worse than
previously thought. The headline read -- "Obesity Is Widespread".

LONDON – A one week old cocker spaniel puppy had a lucky escape after a four-year-old boy accidentally flushed it down the toilet.

The dog's young owner, Daniel Blair, thought the puppy needed a wash after it got muddy, so he put it in the toilet and flushed it. The puppy was swept away and became trapped in a waste pipe for almost four hours. Daniel's mother called a plumber, who found the dog lying upside down in a pipe. Plumber Will Craig said "We couldn't believe he was still alive."

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