Boys Will Be Boys

When I was in college, me and my fraternity brothers were a crude bunch. For example, we would drop our pants, bend over, and let out enough gas to light our farts. We thought it was great fun to see who could generate the largest flame shooting from their butthole.

The fun ended, though, when poor Tony backfired, so to speak, and the flame came back and scorched his ass. He ended up in the ER having to explain to the docs what happened to him, which was mortifying. The rest of us tried to console Tony, but he was inconsolable. And then it was time to pay the ER bill, which, believe me, was no bargain.

When the old fossil of a hospital administrator called Tony’s parents to tell them what their son had done, they were really pissed and sequestered him at home for most of his summer vacation. Needless to say, Tony was not a happy camper.

Written for these daily prompts from yesterday: The Daily Spur (example), Word of the Day Challenge (gas), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (scorch), Your Daily Word Prompt (console), My Vivid Blog (bargain), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fossil), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (sequestered),

One-Liner Wednesday — Bad News

“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light — with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”

Douglas Adams, English author, screenwriter, essayist, humourist, satirist and dramatist.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #171


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

My provocative questions recently have been pretty heavy, so I thought I’d lighten things up a bit this week.

I read a post today from Ally Bean at The Spectacled Bean in which she posted the results from an informal survey in which she asked her readers to tell her their favorite ice cream flavors. The top three were vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, which I thought was very boring. Seriously, people? Vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry?

So I thought I’d dig a little deeper and ask you, my blogging friends, to respond to this post by answering this question:

What is your favorite ice cream? Please list not only your favorite flavor, but also the brand that is your favorite. Please be specific.

Let me give you an example of what I’m looking for. I like Cookies and Cream ice cream (which flavor inexplicably didn’t make Ally Bean’s published list). And my preferred brand of Cookies and Cream ice cream is Breyers. But my very favorite flavor and brand of ice cream is Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream from Ben & Jerry’s.

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Contrary


It’s June 29, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “contrary.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.

Truthful Tuesday — Infusion

Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, is still filling in for Frank, aka PCGuy, who is taking a temporary hiatus from his Truthful Tuesday prompt. This week Melanie asks…


Anyone who is familiar with my blog knows that I will occasionally treat myself to a cannabis-infused goodie. And my preferred goodie is Mellows, a cannabis-infused marshmallow.

Of course Melanie’s question focuses on hemp, not marijuana. So let’s talk about the differences between the two. It’s a common misconception that hemp and marijuana are two different species of plant. But they are not. They’re just two different names for cannabis, a type of flowering plant in the Cannabaceae family.

The difference between hemp and marijuana is their psychoactive component. Hemp has 0.3% or less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana that produces a high. Thus hemp-derived products don’t contain enough THC to create the high traditionally associated with marijuana.

Another term to know about is CBD. CBD is a chemical found in marijuana. CBD doesn’t contain THC. CBD can come from either hemp or marijuana, but it is often derived from hemp in order to avoid the addition of larger amounts of THC.

So, to answer Melanie’s specific questions:

Is it a good idea even though there is reportedly no THC in the items?

A good idea? For who? For me, if the edible doesn’t have any THC, what’s the point? But whether it’s a good idea for someone else, well, that’s up to them, isn’t it?

Would you eat or drink something made with those products? Why or why not?

Yes, but if I’m going to ingest infused gummies, brownies, mints, marshmallows, tea, or whatever, I would want it to include THC. Why? Because I occasionally enjoy getting high and, except for an occasional beer, I don’t drink alcoholic beverages.