Thursday, October 9, 2008

Not ready for primetime foodnetwork

A few years ago, someone posted a recipe for Brownies with a, I copied it knowing it would/could come in handy some day.

Here it is as I copied it...sorry, I don't remember who posted it, but I am not the lucky one who penned it.

Many parents are hard pressed to explain to their youth why some music, movies, books, and magazines are not acceptable material for them to bring into the home or to listen to or see.

One parent came up with an original idea that is hard to refute.

The father listened to all the reasons his children gave for wanting to see a particular PG-13 movie. It had their favorite actors. Everyone else was seeing it. Even church members said it was great.
It was only rated PG-13 because of the suggestion of sex - they never really showed it. The language was pretty good - the Lord's name was only used in vain three times in the whole movie.

The teens did admit there was a scene where a building and a bunch of people were blown up, but the violence was just the normal stuff. It wasn't too bad. And, even if there were a few minor things, the special effects were fabulous and the plot was action packed.

However, even with all the justifications the teens made for the '13' rating, the father still wouldn't give in. He didn't even give his children a satisfactory explanation for saying, "No." He just said, "No!"

A little later on that evening the father asked his teens if they would like some brownies he had baked. He explained that he'd taken the family's recipe and aded a little something new.

The children asked what it was.

The father calmly replied that he had added dog poop. However, he quickly assured them, it was only a little bit. All other ingredients were gourmet quality and he had taken great care to bake the brownies at the precise temperature for the exact time. He was sure the brownies would be superb.

Even with their father's promise that the brownies were of almost perfect quality, the teens would not take any.

The father acted surprised.

After all, it was only one small part that was causing them to be so stubborn. He was certain they would hardly notice it.

Still the teens held firm and would not try the brownies. The father then told his children how the movie they wanted to see was just like the brownies.

Satan tries to enter our minds and our homes by deceiving us into believing that just a little bit of evil won't matter.

But, the truth is, even a little bit of poop makes the difference between a great treat and something disgusting and totally unacceptable.

The father went on to explain that even though the movie industry would have us believe that most of today's movies are acceptable fare for adults and youth, they are not.

Now, when this father's children want to see something that is of questionable material, the father merely asks them if they would like some of his special dog poop brownies.

That closes the subject.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Way 2 much time on someone's hands

I just received an email with one of those silly change each line to fit you, and pass it on: here it is.

1. YOUR REAL NAME: gunny pink

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle.) gunizzle

3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color and favorite animal) lavender dog

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (your middle name and street you live on) No name Brookshire

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name) Pingu

6. YOUR SUPERHERO/CRIMINAL NAME: (your 2nd favorite color and favorite drink) Black Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi

7. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (parents middle names): James Lucille

8. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets) Black Blackie

So, you see...somewhere, someone, somehow has way too much time on their hands, and they ain't sittin on their hands neither.

I think, therefore I am...

I just participated in a poll I found at Dr. Sanity the website that is "Shining a psychological spotlight on a few of the insanities of life".

The poll question is: "How concerned are you about the number of mammals that are on the endangered species list?"

The responses are: 5 - Very Concerned; 4; 3 - Somewhat Concerned; 2; and 1 - Not at all Concerned.

As with any poll, the question is ambigious enough to get whatever answer the poller is looking for.

For instance: I am very concerned about the number of mammals that are on the endangered species list because I think we have gone too far and the list is now being used to hammer property owners, and take away their property or fine them.

Secondly: I am very concerned about the number of mammals that are on the endangered species list because I think we have to be cognizant of every living creature that is on this earth, to ensure they last forever. Survival of the fittest be damned; we are the more intelligent breed, and it is our responsibility to make sure that every living critter has the opportunity to live as long as possible.

So, you see, either way, whatever my bias is, I can support my thesis by saying this many people agree with me, whether or not they actually do.

You see, it ain't the fault of the poller if you don't unnerstan the question!

city thots

I would not consider Sioux Falls, South Dakota to be a megalopolis, but consider:

We have a Sam's Club.

We have two Wal Mart stores.

We have two Shopko department stores.

And this morning I see in the morning Argus, that Target is considering building a second store to the tune of $6.5 million on the east side.

Funny, K Mart used to have two big stores here, but one of them was shut down.

Would anyone be surprised to find out that K Mart's liberal leadership helped to kill customer loyalty?

Well, anyway, I don't see that many people living here, but, perhaps there are some pretty astute seers here who have seen the future, and are getting everyone prepared.

Well, no matter how you look at it...this place is just too big for me!

You know, there seem to be a lot of cool people living in Knoxville, TN; but I am willing to bet that that is an even bigger place than here...may be nice to visit, but don't think I could ever live there.

Bout time!

Well, October has arrived, and the respite from the heat and humiditty is incredible!

Had a considerable amount of rain, nite before last, and last nite was dry, but weather guessers anticipated temps in the 30s.

I have heard some say, that this is gonna be a wicked winter...but for now, my tired ole body is ready for a break from the high humiditty.