Sunday, October 16, 2016

In the mood


Not in the mood for fakebook.

mood lighting??

Also lately I have not been in the mood to post anything on my blog either. Lots of reasons come to my mind but the reasons don’t matter much. Now I don’t need to be on the sunny side of the street to write a post but it often helps. There has been a few marvelous things happening around me lately. Joyful events really. Getting diverted from the blog for wonderful family events is the way it should be. Actually, I tend to keep most family events good or bad out of the blog. If fakebook is good for anything it would be sharing family events.

If you have been reading this clown’s blog for awhile you probably picked up on my distaste disgust for political garbage on fakebook (the reason I started calling it fakebook). Anyone living in the US watching or listening to any news recently has been subjected to disgusting political mud slinging. Unfortunately, I have a few family members who (reasons I don’t understand) smear that smelly stuff around fakebook. I really do try to avoid getting drag into comment exchanges. Recently, I fell into the trap of replying to some political trash.

Not too long ago on FB I posted this survey type question:

I have a question for the FB users I know and anyone else who might see this. Given that the US is now about 1 month away from election day, do you think FB has helped or hurt your understanding of the candidates and what they represent? (Overall, I find FB a misused distraction that distorts and spreads misinformation)

I was pleased that of the comments written most all the them agreed with my view on this. However, the ones with apparent extreme opposite views either didn't comment or argued with me. I believe discourse is one of our great freedoms. But much of the fakebook garbage is not discourse. It's more like the behavior of kids fighting on grammar school playgrounds. Name calling, bullying, and fear mongering is not discourse.

I thought I might try a little experiment on myself. Does listening to the old hit swing tune, “In The Mood” help me create a post. So far it has worked ok. Of course, I might need to collect more data. There are thousands of songs to try. Remember back in the 80’s, “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”? It was a one-hit wonder song. Wearing shades is fine, but I hope our future does NOT include needing to wear flak jackets and helmets.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Friday On My Mind

I need to have a word with you.

Now I’m the type of person upon hearing that, would think, really just one word?

Being a blogger means I need to share many words with anybody that browses on by. You know, a browse-by posting.


Friday on my mind and it's already Saturday. I noticed it's been a week since I posted. It's been busier than my typical week.

wow teeth required

“When you're drowning you don't think, I would be incredibly pleased if someone would notice I'm drowning and come and rescue me. You just scream.” ― John Lennon

I would modify John Lennon’s quote to this: When you’re drowning you don’t think, wow this will make a great blog post. You just scream.

I told my wife we should retire to an island so that we will not be incontinent. I’m often reminded by what Led Zeppelin taught me long ago, “'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings”.

Acronyms certainly have different meanings depending within which group they are used. For example, CCS could be Computer Classification System or Candy Crush Saga. I stumble upon these senior texting codes on the Car Talk site: (remember click and clack?)

FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
CGU: Can't Get Up
DWI: Driving While Incontinent
LOL: Living On Lipitor
OMG: Oy, My Grandchildren!
OMG: Ouch, My Groin!
IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
WTF: Wet The Furniture
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
FWB: Friend With Betablockers
FYI: For Your Indigestion...
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
WIWYA: When I Was Your Age

Gee I guess I had more that Friday on my mind. I do want to share my old man view on the lyrics to George Young and Harry Vanda’s 1966 song, Friday On My Mind.

Monday morning feels so bad,
Ev'rybody seems to nag me
   (It’s not just Mondays. Happens on any day.)
Coming tuesday I feel better,
   (Ups and downs)
Even my old man looks good,
   (nowadays I’m surprised I do miss him)
Wednesday just don't go,
   (It’s not the day that doesn’t go, it’s my body)
Thursday goes too slow,
   (slow is not bad)
I've got Friday on my mind
   (well Austin City Limits comes on Friday night)

Gonna have fun in the city,
Be with my girl she's so pretty,
She looks fine tonight,
   (this does bring back fond memories)
She is out of sight to me,
   (out of sight - takes on new meaning after 50)
Tonight....I spend my bread,
Tonight...I lose my head,
Tonight...I got to get tonight
Monday I have Friday on my mind.
   (yeah forgetting what day it is happens too often)

Do the five day drag once more,
   (five days - I drag more often than that)
Know of nothing else that bugs me
   (was the songwriter married at the time he wrote this?)
More than working for the rich man,
   (working for a poor man might be worse)
Hey I'll change that scene one day,
Today I might be mad,
Tomorrow I'll be glad,
   (those ups and downs again)
I've got Friday on my mind,

Friday, September 30, 2016

Digitally twisted

I’m feeling twisted and I suspect the digital world brought it on. Today I noticed gadgets missing from my blog sidebar. (wow could you imagine calling that into 911)

Could I’ve accidently deleted stuff from my sidebar?

After lots of checking and pondering, (also a bit of scratching but that’s probably not related and don’t ask) I think this “https” change within the blogger system may have made two of my sidebar gadgets incompatible. Just a guess. If not that then possibly Russian hackers.


I’m moving on. Not in any better direction necessarily but they say you should keep moving.

While looking over this digital stuff, my old blog games (meme wannabes) page appeared full of digital dust and needing of an update. I blew off some dust but the page is still there.

One of the ideas I had years ago for this blog was “Believe It Or Not, I Posted This”. It was short lived. However I did markup an old picture for it.

An even older idea with shorter initials was "Lisleman's Left-over Laughs". There were a few of those.

I can’t blog

I can’t blog

So here I am thinking about old blog ideas. What would Bonzo do?

Wait, I know. Now I remember, I wrote a post about that once. "What would Bonzo do"

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