Happy Friday! One of the many cartoons I watched when I was a child was “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” – every episode there would be a clip where Bullwinkle would say, “Hey Rocky watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat.” Then something that was not a rabbit would usually appear of the hat. So, in honor of Bullwinkle, I have pulled a few jokes out of my hat this week.
I showed a mime a magic trick, it left him speechless.
A hear that good magician’s assistants are very hard to find, apparently they are highly sawed after.
I recently saw a magician who does magic with chocolate, it seems he had a lot of Twix up his sleeve.
I recently read about a new TV show about magical arts in the legal system, it is going to be called “Subpoena the Teenage Witch.”
Did you hear about the magician who made an entire art gallery disappear? Now museum, now you don’t
I have a friend who is very talented as both a Magician & a Chef. They say his food is TA! DA! for.
I read an article that stated that for a period of time, Harry Houdini used a trap door in every magic show he performed, apparently it was just a stage he was going through.
There was once a farmer who walked into a magical forest to cut down a tree. As he pulled back his axe to take a big swing, it cried out “Wait, I’m a talking tree!” The farmer just grinned and said “yes, and you will dialogue.”
Magician: “and now for my final trick! I will disappear!” Then he grabs a pear from under the table and says: “you’re the worst fruit ever!”
What are the two magic words you can say to get anything you want? – “I’m offended.”
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“The secret of showmanship consists not of what you really do, but what the mystery-loving public thinks you do.” ~ Harry Houdini
Happy Friday! It might still be February, but this week I have ben thinking about warmer days and vacation. Gas prices are rising again and the price of everything seems to keep going up. You might have started to winder if you will be able to travel anywhere this year. Well I have good news for you! Here are ten unique places that just might convince you to fill up the gas tank and hit the road. Enjoy!
Museum of Bad Art – “Too bad to be ignored” This is the world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms. Is bad culture better than no culture? Dedham, Massachusetts – http://www.museumofbadart.org
Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast -“Lizzie Borden grabbed an axe, and gave her father 40 whacks.” Beautifully restored Greek-revival home is now a first-class bed & breakfast. You are invited to choose one of 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms and roam the house to learn the true facts about Lizzie Borden and the murders of 1892. Don’t like Lizzie Borden? Just bury the hatchet and go anyway. Fall River, Massachusetts –http://www.lizzie-borden.com
Glore Psychiatric Museum – brings to life the glorious history of psychiatric treatment through dioramas, models, and reproductions. Some of the more interesting objects on display include the tranquilizer chair, a ‘things-swallowed-by-patients’ exhibit, and a giant hamster wheel for especially energetic patients. The voices in your head are telling you to go. – St. Joseph, Missouri https://gloremuseum.org/
The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices -Devious Displays of Quackery, Fraud, Deceit and Deception — the largest collection of medical chicanery and mayhem ever assembled under one roof. When finished take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Minneapolis, Minnesota –http://www.museumofquackery.com
Vent Haven: Ventriloquist Museum – the world’s only museum of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. This one has been closed for a bit but is getting ready to reopen May 9. All those dummies have just been sitting there waiting for you to come – just don’t let them put words in your mouth. Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky – https://www.venthaven.org/
The National Museum of Funeral History – Here you will discover America’s largest collection of authentic historical funeral service items. You can also learn about hearses through history, caskets and coffins, and the history of embalming and cremation. Don’t stay too long or you might end up as part of an exhibit. Houston, Texas – https://www.nmfh.org
The National Mustard Museum – home to the world’s largest collection of mustards and mustard memorabilia. You can find mustard pots, antique tins and jars as well as vintage advertisements and it is free! As museums go, this one really makes the cut. Middleton, Wisconsin –https://mustardmuseum.com/
Spam Museum – It is all about the sizzle, a trip for the history books and the cook books. Find out all you ever wanted to know about Spam but were afraid to ask. It is free, so don’t knock it until you’ve fried it. Austin, Minnesota – https://www.spam.com/museum
International Cryptozoology Museum – Did you know that Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals? Well, here you have the world’s only cryptozoology museum. Maybe you can actually spot Big Foot on your visit. Portland, Maine – https://cryptozoologymuseum.com/
National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum – who doesn’t like a bobblehead? Here you will find the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads as well as dozens of exhibits related to the history of bobbleheads, the making of bobbleheads and much, much more. Doesn’t that sound fun? Just nod your head in agreement. – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – https://www.bobbleheadhall.com/
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” ~Earl Wilson
Happy Friday! In case you have not noticed, Valentine’s Day is Tuesday. Before you head out to the store, I thought I would offer you a few useful tips on what NOT to get that special gal in your life.
We have all heard, “It’s the thought that counts.” Yet, while that may be true, there certainly are limits on what will keep you in the good graces of your spouse around February 14. Heed my word to the wise and be sure to cross the following off your shopping list this weekend before it is too late.
Jumper cables – while these can come in quite handy, they will not jump start a romantic evening.
A coffee mug – another gift that, while it may be useful, just might get you roasted.
Pencil sharpener – even if she needs and wants a pencil sharpener, this is not the day for it. Hope you get my point.
A Roomba – give this for Valentine’s Day and she might set it to chase you around the house.
An oversized Teddy Bear – after the age of about six, a six-foot Teddy Bear is just kind of creepy.
A heart-shaped box of chocolates – the ultimate cliché gift. Life may be like a box of chocolates, but avoid the cheap heart-shaped box from the corner drug store.
A bouquet of salami – while a bouquet of flowers might be about as cliché as a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers is much better than a bouquet of salami, plus getting hit over the head with a bouquet of salmi hurts more than flowers.
Personalized socks with your picture on them- do you really want to see your face on her feet? Neither does she.
A hot sauce of the month subscription – it will only get you in hot water.
Novelty Toilet Paper – no, just no, nothing more needs to be said.
Thought for the Week
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. ~Author Unknown
Recently my wife purchased an Amazon Alexia device. It can turn on lights, act as a timer, answer a myriad of questions and it can tell jokes! You be the judge of whether or not it can tell good jokes.
I asked a lone wolf for a stick of gum, but she didn’t have a pack.
What do you call a pretty pig?
What do you call a hen who counts her eggs?
What did the Terminator say when he drank his last drop of coffee?
Hasta Barista Baby.
How does James Bond like to sleep?
What do you call an X-wing pilot who does too many barrel rolls?
Why did the chief chase the chickens oat of the restaurant?
Too many clucks in the kitchen.
Why was the chiropractor so busy?
He had back-to-back meetings.
Where does a rhombus post its selfies?
On a parallelogram
Did you read the reviews about the new blender?
It got mixed results.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.” ~ Aldous Huxley.