A friend pinned this to me and I just had to share with all my reading friends.
I missed it. It was Tarzan’s birthday yesterday.
Tarzan was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912. I think I might have one of those original books. I got it from my father’s book collection when he passed. That type of action adventure story would be just what my dad would have liked. In fact, my dad liked Tarzan so much he had vinyl records (they feel like vinyl plates they are so thick) of Tarzan. They sound great on my crank phonograph. I imagine back in 1912, that was quite the story, and seeing how many times it’s been redone in various forms, I think people today still like a good Tarzan story, too.
I think a new Tarzan should be coming around again, don’t you think? Maybe I’ll do a knock off it someday. Sounds like a fun project.
Who doesn’t like Mr. Rogers. (don’t worry, this is a respectful remix. It was done by PBS digital studios)
I’ve been scanning editing and grammar blogs – Oh my, she’s gone off the deep end! – and came across this from a blog called The English Emporium. Let me explain. I am working on a copy editing certificate, which requires a lot of study on grammar and punctuation, beside copy editing, so I need to be in the know on these things. I should have known, but there are a fair amount of sites like this out there. Ah, the world wide weird web.
I am currently enrolled in a copy editing certification program and last week we were working on writing good headlines. Our instructor had some wonderful examples of how not to write a headline.
These are for real!
Gators to face Seminoles with Peters out
Messiah climaxes in chorus of hallelujahs
Governor’s Penis Busy
(Should have been “pen is busy”)
Something went wrong in jet crash, expert says
Starr aghast at first lady sex position
Long Island stiffens for Lili’s blow
Organ festival ends in smashing climax
Include your children when baking cookies
Safety experts say school passengers should be belted
Drunk gets nine months in violin case
Survivor of Siamese twins joins parents
Iraqi head seeks arms
Panda mating fails; veterinarian takes over
Hard to imagine the copy editor missing these, but they did, for our enjoyment.
Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it’s midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!
Frederic Ogden Nash
Born August 19, 1902, died May 19, 1971
An American poet known for his humorous, light verse.
I can’t send my “Belle Weather” book back to the library without telling you about Celia Rivenbark’s 10 compatibilty questions on her Red Neck dating site.
”1. Have you ever given birth on a pool table? If so, how many times?
2. Have you, or any member of your immediate family, ever tried to remove a tatoo with eighty-grit sandpaper? From the baby?
3.Have you ever burned all the hair off your body while demonstrating the power of methane gas?
4. Have you ever tried to pay for a twelve-pack at the Stop-n-Rob convenience store using your mama’s gold tooth? If yes, did you take it while she was passed out or ask her nice-like for it?
5. Have you ever stayed up all night building a beer bong for your little sister’s eighth birthday present?
6. Have you ever heard yourself say, “While I admire the liting oboe duet in Mendelssohn’s No. 5 in D Minor, I have to say that the andante of the final movement is what truly stirs my soul?
7. Have you ever attended a cockfight? Witha a date? That wasn’t your sister?
8. Have you ever gone to the bank and applied for a loan so you could get spinners and nekkid-lady mudflaps put on your Gremlin?
9. Have you ever complained to a waiter that, while bleu might be an acceptable substitute for gorgonzola crumbles in his universe, it mostly assuredly isn’ t in yours?
10. Have you openly mourned the fading popularity of the mullet hairstyle?
If you answered “Yes to all but questions six and nine, you will find your mate at redneckharmony.com. I had to add those two weird questions to weed out the riff-raff, you know. Happy redneck couples, don’t thank me now: just thank me by promising to get all the young’uns vaccinated, you hear?”
I like Felix’s humor!
Originally posted on --- Grumpy Comments ---:
While at work today, I was showing a co-worker how to do something that they couldn’t quite figure out. After I finished explaining it to them, I jokingly quipped about how ‘super clever’ I was, while unbeknownst to myself, the back of the pen that I thought I was scratching my forehead with at the time had actually migrated to the otherend of the implement
So basically I was calling myself a genius, while scribbling on my own face. Oh, the irony.