Abandoning a Sinking Ship

C47CCC12-B837-4436-B363-7DEA45A9D310 NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted that a mouse “literally fell out of the ceiling” and onto his lap in the White House press room. Some reporters ran for cover, while others sought to corner the mouse and capture it. The rodent sneaked under the door into the main hall of the press area before it eventually ran into the briefing room, where reporters lost track of it.

The crisis within the Trump presidency has apparently reached the point that even the White House rodents are abandoning what most definitely appears to be a sinking ship. Here’s a special report just in from LSSC correspondent Bill Farber.

Also, you might be interested in the origin story behind Trump’s desire to build a moat in front of the border wall and stock it with alligators.

Scene Cuts

D4BDB9DE-146F-4DA0-8168-444658F896A6Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, has come up with yet another of his unique challenges. This one is called “Scene Cuts.” Once a week, Rory says, he will pick a film genre, post three film clips, and tag three readers who, in turn, will post three film clips on the chosen film genre and tag three of their own readers. Why? Because, he says, “everyone loves movies and films and everyone loves ‘ snippets’ from their favorites … those funny scenes, those moments which just captivated you!”

Rory didn’t tag me, but Melanie, at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, did. So thank you, Melanie.

The theme for is this week is “Comedy Clips.” And in case you don’t know it, Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” is one of the funniest movies ever made and one of my all-time favorites. The first clip is a long one, but it gives you sense for the movie’s humor. The two following clips are shorter ones. Enjoy.

So there you go. I hope these clips whet your appetite to watch the movie if you haven’t already seen it.

As to tags, I tag anyone who wants to share comedy clips from their favorite movies.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge — Grin

4FB3BD2C-BE16-4A37-816C-A41072528E3DI took this selfie of me this morning with a big grin on my face specifically for today’s Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge. The theme for the challenge is “grin.”

And you thought I was a serious guy. See, I can smile. I can clown around with the best of them. Just don’t get me started on politics or religion!

How about you? Let’s see that puss of yours with a big, fat, happy grin.

Four More Daily Fours

9C675E88-A7F2-4BBA-AE0A-B682D1E0BFE5Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, is going all out with his Daily Four questions. Here are his latest questions.

Do you prefer variety or routine?

Although they say that variety is the spice of life, I’m at the age where too much spice gives me indigestion, so I’m going with routine.

What is the stupidest way you have ever hurt yourself?

Way back in the day when I was a hippie in the late 60s, I was attending a party at a friend’s house. I admit that I was quite stoned when this particular incident occurred. Also, in addition to smoking joints, I used to smoke cigarettes at the time. I was talking to one of the other party guests when I wanted to light up a cigarette. I didn’t have a match or a lighter, and nor did the person I was talking with. I looked around the room and saw a scented oil lamp sitting on a table, similar to the one pictured below.1BC71BDB-1B3D-44A3-8920-66475CFC4C37I focused on the flame in the lamp, and, intent on using it to light my cigarette, without thinking through my actions, I grabbed the oil lamp’s glass chimney and lifted if off the base of the lamp. Bottom line, I burned the shit out of the skin on my thumb and forefinger when I lifted up the hot glass chimney from the lamp. I screamed at the pain, and, of course, dropped the glass chimney, which shattered all over the floor.

Would you rather gargle with vinegar or snort a line of rock salt?

Neither, yuck. But of the two options, if I had to choose, I’d gargle with vinegar.

What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat?

Sweetbreads. 🤮7E2838C3-9474-4D9D-88FB-F3884DC8B4D1

The Gift of Sunshine

079FE3C8-9195-4D60-899A-1A342BF8A5EBRory, A Guy Called Bloke, has gifted me with the prestigious Sunshine Blogger Award. The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award for bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring people who spread “sunshine” to the blogging world!

Truth be told, in this age of Donald Trump, I’m not sure how positive or inspiring my posts have been or if I’m spreading much sunshine. That said, thank you, Rory, for this very kind and generous gift.

There are rules I’m supposed to follow, having been gifted this award:

  • Thank whoever gifted you and include a link to their blog.
  • Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post and display the Guidance. 
  • Answer the questions from the person who gifted you the Award. 
  • Choose 3 bloggers that you wish to gift the Award to. 
  • Ask 5 questions of your choice. 
  • Notify those you gift the Award to. 

So, to the questions Rory asked:

An event in history that changed your perspective on how we live as a society?

Need I say it? Okay, fine. The election of Donald Trump to President of the United States changed my perspective on what America is…and it’s not great.

Which flower or herb do you find startlingly attractive and why?

To be honest, I’m not really a flower type of a guy. My wife loves calla Lilies, though.8ACEF18C-1ED7-4C79-91B9-7E44543B393F

What is the most extreme thing you’ve ever done?

When I was a freshman in college I spent four days in a shower in order to raise money for charity.

Which one of these dwarfs are you? Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey, Sleepy – but more importantly WHY?

For most of my life I was Happy. But since the election of Donald Trump, I have morphed into Grumpy. Need I say why?

What is your most commonly spoken word or phrase? (Honesty required, profanity totally acceptable)

“It wasn’t me!” followed closely by “Bite me!”

Okay, now it’s my turn to gift 3 every other blogger and to ask 5 questions of my choice. My choice is to ask the same five questions that Rory asked.

So the ball’s in your court, every other blogger. Go for it!