Saturday, August 26, 2006

Smart Kitten Here!

Gizmo Flushes

Another nice video -- found it accidently.

Now, don't tell me that cats aren't smart!
This was previously posted on August 18
but I had linked to a copyright violation
copy of the YouTube. This is the correct
version linked from YouTube.
You can bookmark this original for your
own use by getting it here (click).

Don't Marry Career Women

Boat Lovers should love this! (or this)
This [non-career wife]:


Or this [with career wife]?


[These are pretty pictures, click on them to enlarge.]

[Then do f11 for a really large and pretty one]

[Mumble, mumble, I might should have had this been a where am I, but it would be too hard for some of the kids.]

I could have used homes or cars. Or all three. The old saying, "two can live cheaper than one" goes a longer way when the wife is a career woman.

I can't see any disadvantage at all, in fact I love it. Even if career women in the education field don't make a whole lot (as the men don't either--both Mrs. Jim and I were in education).

I have lived both lives, I don't think there is much difference, really.

This guy disagrees:

Careers and Marriage -
" Point: Don't Marry Career Women By Michael Noer
"How do women, careers and marriage mix? Not well, say social scientists.
"Guys: A word of advice. Marry pretty women or ugly ones. Short ones or tall ones. Blondes or brunettes. Just, whatever you do, don't marry a woman with a career. "

Friday, August 25, 2006

The Jim Bunch eats again . . . complete with a cooking lesson today


Three minute roasting ears
Take one ear of corn and break in half or thirds.
Place them standing upright on paper towel in the microwave oven
Put microwave on High for three minutes

That's it. Butter while still hot. Add a minute or two for each additional ear.

This works really good for singles and old folks.


The menu for the day was roast beef on whole wheat bread with sliced onions and mustard, roasted corn on the cob, cottage cheese, and a mixed drink (orange/pineapple mixed with Diet Sprite, half and half).
Jim 'cooked' this 760 calorie lunch in ten minutes. Mrs. Jim had the same.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

How would you like to fall into a 70 gallon vat of liquid chocolate?

Right away my answer would be that it depends on whether the chocolate was hot or cool.

All Headline News - Man Falls Into 70-Gallon Chocolate Vat - August 23, 2006 (link):

Sis, Lois, said this was the funniest thing that happened in the Midwest lately. I doubt if Mr. Garcia thought it was very funny though.

Their local paper had run an article about it but didn't go into details. Instead it cracked jokes and quoted a comedian from a comedy skit he had made earlier (before this happened).***

Since the article didn't even tell details, Lois asked Jeeves: Who was the man who fell into the chocolate vat. This one and other articles were listed:

By Megan Shannon - All Headline News (AHN) Staff Writer, August 19, 2006 12:00 p.m. EST:

"Kenosha, WI (AHN) - A man said it was nightmare having chocolate in his ears, hair and mouth after falling into a 70 gallon vat of liquid chocolate Friday.

"21-year-old Donovan Garcia said he was pushing chocolate into a vat at Debelis Corp. after it became stuck and fell in. Garcia said '. . . I couldn't move.'

"Fellow employees, police and firefighters had to thin the chocolate with cocoa butter to get Garcia free of the bubbling hot, 110 degree chocolate because it was too thick to pull him out. It took two hours to free him"

- - - - - - - - - - -

***The corny article by Mike Deupree, The Gazette [Cedar Rapids, Iowa] said,

"He's [Garcia] OK, which is good news because those of us who were fans of the Smothers Brothers in the 1960s would feel guilty laughing about it if he weren't.

"But we'd still laugh. One of the songs the comedy/singing duo performed was called "Chocolate." The lyrics:

"Tom: "Oh, I fell into a vat of chocolate. I fell into a vat of chocolate . . ."

"Dick: "What'd you do when you fell into the chocolate?"

"Tom: "I yelled 'Fire!' when I fell into the chocolate."

"Dick (irritated): "Why'd you yell 'Fire!'when you fell into the chocolate?"

""Tom: "I yelled 'Fire!' cause no one would help me if I yelled 'Chocolate!' "

"That's the whole thing. It was funny. Maybe you had to hear it. It's on their second album, "The Two Sides of the Smothers Brothers . . . " " [Wikipedia has details (link)]

Flash: The cat flushing the toilet (my posting link) was on The ABC Good Morning America show this morning as one of the most popular YouTube videos of the week.

Back to this one, I never heard that Smothers Brothers CD before, did you?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Asking dumber questions today

Question # 1: Where am I?

Today I'm pulling a Rachel, she still hasn't told us the answer us her answer. (
link) Perhaps she'll blame the crink in her neck.

Question # 2: Who is this?

He has cleaned up his act. Getting married helped settle him down. Plus he has a new start in NASCAR Racing this year. There is an almost obvious hint here!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Do You Know - - - What or Who a Freegan Is?

Dumpster divers scavenge for groceries (link to the Houston Chronicle, Sunday, August 18, 2006):

Adi doesn't dive into Dumpsters because there aren't any around here. She's an old (ten years) hound dog, diving into the garbage isn't beneath her style at all.

"Meadows was caught Dumpster diving, though he is neither homeless nor destitute. He considers himself a 'freegan' -- a melding of the words 'free' and 'vegan' -- meaning he tries not to contribute to what he sees as the exploitation of land, resources and animals wrought by commercial production." ***

Or how about Dumpster diving? That was popular in Waco while Karen was in college. It would scare the daylights out of someone out walking at night. Out of the blue Dumpster would pop a diver.

Most of those were hungry themselves, I think. The people in this article were mainly collecting the wasted food for others less fortunate than themselves. A whole lot of them are college students.

Did you ever do anything off-the-wall while you were away at college. Or, for that matter, away period?
Oh yes, now you know what a freegan is.

Well, there was a little Jim trickery here.

The Jim Bunch Eats Again!.

*** See also Urban Dictionary (freegan)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Another reason to smile [VI]

Don‘t argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

[Courtessy of Les in Aug 2, 2006, e-mailing, there's more]
I forgot this note earlier, sorry.

Happy Dog, Bruno Gone Wild



Video by GC#2, Megan
Yes, he has to be a happy dog!

You can view it at

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Another reason to smile [V]

When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just "chunky dunk."

[Courtessy of Les in Aug 2, 2006, e-mailing, there's more]
I forgot this note earlier, sorry.

Adi Can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Have her horse apple tree pruned

Leviticus 25: (NIV).
3 'Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit;
4 'but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the LORD. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard
For more of Adi, see the previous posting below.

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