Love these Jeff Gordon Pepsi Max videos

| February 27, 2014

Check out the full post over at Jalopnik.com.

Ingenious!

| December 31, 2013

Just a filler post to keep the Postie WordPress plugin alive. Happy New Year!

A Christmas greeting … humor!

| December 21, 2013

Too funny. I had to share.

| November 3, 2013

We’re paying taxes just for laughs now

| October 9, 2013

Tis the season to watch for scary pranks

| October 7, 2013

How to tell if you are mechanically inclined (semi-edited)

| September 9, 2013

I chuckled when I saw this top ten list appear in a hands-on automotive forum (there were more than 10, but I shortened it). It is pretty accurate.   Wherever you go, you hear your wife say "let my husband help you fix that." You have many tools (and multiple toolboxes), including special service tools […]

A brilliant way to use a rake! #genius

| September 6, 2013

West System Epoxy #Fail. What was I thinking?

| August 21, 2013

With the best of intentions to show the “power of epoxy,” I planned to glue a board end to end and either have the car supported or have the fiber of the wood tear apart. Neither happened (43 second video below). #fail

Cats and toilet paper– rethinking over verses under

| May 30, 2013

Saw this animated GIF image and immediately thought of a couple of my friends who have cats … and the eternal debate as to which way to reload the toilet paper – over or under? (although doesn’t look like it matters!)

Desultory advice: Buy BIGGER bathroom bar soap

| May 5, 2013

Once in a while the “post for the day” reaches desperation levels and inspiration comes to me in the shower … literally! So after reaching into the simpleton part of my brain – the majority of it, before I get a wise crack – a brilliant cheapskate idea for my eventual advice book crops up. […]

Time to go back to Shcool? Here’s your sign.

| March 19, 2013

A little humor for the day, although I’ve just updated the Postie plug-in and wanted to test a new feature.

Forwarding emails – as Bill Envall would say “Here’s your sign”

| March 10, 2013

When older friends start to included your name on forwarded emails, they might be thinking that you are “older than dirt” too! Hmm, maybe I need younger friends! (Tip: Edit your forwards or use something like Papercut Software’s “email stripper” if you enjoy forwarding emails.) OLDER THAN DIRT Q: A kid asked the other day, ‘What […]

If you are in the northeastern U.S. – Brace, brace, brace

| October 29, 2012

An animation of satellite observations from Oct. 26-29, 2012 (below), shows Hurricane Sandy move along the U.S. East coast and into the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S. Sandy had still not made landfall by the end of this animation. This visualization was created by the NASA GOES Project at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., […]

Comedian/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and helicopters

| August 31, 2012

Do you ever say to yourself, “why didn’t I know this before now?” Well that what I though when a friend of mine ask if I’ve seen Jeff Dunham videos about him building and flying helicopters. “Helicopters?“(old posts 1 & 2) Come to find out, he has built four of them and has been flying […]

How about meeting at the beach under the umbrella?

| June 30, 2012

  Don’t you love going to the beach in the summer … watch out for floaters! Hmm, maybe I’ll just stay home. (Do you think they all use the restroom before arriving?)

A little light humor for the day

| May 31, 2012

I would make a few jokes about this … but it would be sure to offend someone AND I’m sure you can think of a few on your own.

According to this there aren’t many reasons to check email

| April 20, 2012

Fake leather and Naugahyde – Save the Naugas

| April 18, 2012

In the late 60s and 70s, polyester clothing was popular (think leisure suits) and plastics were making their way in to products that were traditionally made of natural materials. Back then, we would joke about ranchers herding up the wild “Naugas” to fill the demand for naugahyde (the pleather of the day). But the fake […]

Do you file a customs declaration form after space travel?

| February 29, 2012

Hmm … I’ve never given much thought to filling out a U.S. Customs form when returning from space??? I found this one from the little trip by Apollo 11 in 1969 humorous (form below). Probably should have included “Bock” by name.

Comedians are having too much fun with the GOP primaries

| February 2, 2012

Got to love the humor of Jon Stewart, even if he show his bias and plays to his left leaning audience. For the fun of it I figure President Obama deserved a little bit of face time too and added (photoshopped) the little Al Green comparison … perhaps it is not as effective as the […]

Tebow Mania–a sign that Americans appreciate the “good guy”

| January 14, 2012

With the NFL playoffs in full swing, I can’t imagine that there will be a more watched game this season than Saturday evening’s New England Patriots and Denver Broncos game … unless perhaps Tim Tebow takes the Broncos to the Superbowl? Even the President has been known to slip into Tebow mode before starting his […]

Rats in Bronx and #odc in Washington DC (no surprise)

| January 9, 2012

A couple of“rat” stories (and a photo above) caught my attention today — and I thought all the “rats” in Washington DC were on vacation? City: Rat population has ‘exploded’ around Occupy D.C. camps By Annie Gowen The rat population around the two Occupy D.C. camps at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza has “exploded”since protesters […]

First snow for 2012 and a UK Top Gear chuckle

| January 2, 2012

It looks like we’ll be getting the first real snow of the season today … and definitely the first for 2012, Happy New Year by the way. I’m spending today at home tackling a few chores like helping my son put his snow tires on the VW GTI; it is not the most behaved vehicle […]

Miami Redhawks equipment manager warms up with the team

| December 20, 2011

Brenda and I are enjoying the evenings with our son Taylor who is home from college for Christmas break. He shared a few stories and a cute video from the Miami University (OH) football field that was shown on Sportscenter. The somewhat viral YouTube video (at least on campus) made by the student film team […]

A hunter’s nightmare

| October 29, 2011

Since hunting season here in Ohio is in full swing, I thought this photo shared on G+ was funny enough to share. You’ve heard of “Planet of the Apes” … well this hunter’s dream nightmare would be “Planet of the Moose.” (see plural note below)

Just a little Christian humor …

| October 4, 2011

Thanks Jeff … although not sure I appreciated the “this reminds me of you” comment!

Come on in and grab onto my tail, “I don’t want to eat you!”

| August 27, 2011

Sort of reminds me of the of the 1875 St. Nicholas tale with the Gingerbread Man which ends like this: … He ran till he came to a river. And next to the river was a fox. The fox said, "Hello little gingerbread man." The gingerbread man said, "HELLO! I ran away from the little […]

A little Sunday humor …

| August 21, 2011

Saw this photo on a friends G+ “Things that make you go hmmm!” post. Too funny.

Drinking and driving (driving an actual beer case or cooler)

| August 18, 2011

After hearing and seeing reports of an Australian man arrested for driving his beer cooler scooter, I wondered just how popular motorized coolers or cases of beer might be – they’re not as rare as you might think. A few years ago in Germany this cellphone video of this shirtless guy was uploaded to YouTube… […]

Political commentator or comedian–where is the line?

| July 23, 2011

I enjoy political humor as much as the next guy … and have a pretty good tolerance for the lambasting of politicians whether it is by rightwing talk radio or leftwing comedians (most deserve it). In fact, I enjoy listening to a few of the well known loudmouths as a way to hear left and […]

Going through extraordinary lengths to steal a dinghy

| July 10, 2011

Thief gives a CCTV camera a clear view of his face before stealing a dinghy My sailing friends will appreciate this … my nomination for a Darwin award — such as with this “dingy” or “dinghy” thief. Of course this is unless his case will be decided by the jurors who heard the Casey Anthony […]

Who doesn’t PLANK while reading the morning paper?

| June 13, 2011

I’m just keeping my kids on their toes … and trying to stay one step ahead of their assumption that I’m just an old 52 year old fuddy duddy dad. Hey, I may not be doing all that much more cliff diving, but am probably in the top ten percent of 50+ year old “plankers!” […]

More snow, you must be kidding?

| April 1, 2011

Woke up this morning to protesting snow-people … we’ve had far too much winter weather this year here in Ohio (and I suspect many other areas feel the same way). It started at the beginning of December and didn’t give us much of a reprieve … unfortunately the forecast isn’t for spring quite yet either. […]

Those crazy Russians … winter sailing

| March 29, 2011

Although many in our government advocates for green or sustainable transportation, something tells me that driving a sailboat on the roadways around here … with sails up … would not be applauded by our city police or state highway patrol. This nationalclass.ru YouTube video clip made me smile

And you think your cable bill is too much …

| March 25, 2011

Although I regularly complain about my cable bill … as well as all my other semi-necessary monthly bills … I’m thankful it isn’t $16.4 million like Daniel DeVirgilio’s recent bill. BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Try fitting this cable bill into the monthly budget. An Ohio man says Time Warner Cable told him he owed the […]

Top Gear holiday show: From Miami to New Orleans

| January 1, 2011

My son couldn’t stop laughing at this Top Gear holiday episode – a road trip from Miami to New Orleans – and wanted me to watch it. It takes a little time so I watch it on New Year’s Day on the computer. “Crazy Brits” definitely applies to a few of the things they do.

President Obama’s ‘word of the day’

| November 4, 2010

The word might just make it to the next National Spelling Bee:Shellacking – as in, “I’m not recommending future Presidents taking a ‘shellacking’ like we did last night.”

Hmm, what’s wrong with this headline?

| October 11, 2010

Every once in a while a typo can slip through the cracks, but usually not as a front page headline! (here’s one from the Jamestown Post-Journal while in western New York last week)

Stephen Colbert discusses illegal immigration on Capitol Hill

| September 24, 2010

I was somewhat irritated to hear that comedian Steven Colbert was invited to speak to a congressional subcommittee… in character… about illegal aliens living, working, committing crimes and and basically leeching off US citizens. It did sound like a ridiculous way to spend taxpayer dollars (estimated at $125,000/hr), but in retrospect might be an effective […]

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.