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Friday Funny August 10, 2018 Restaurant Jokes

Happy Friday!  Often, the weekend is a time to go out to eat.  So, here are a few restaurant jokes to whet your appetite.

Enjoy!

An eel walks into a restaurant. The Hostess recognizes him and says, “Back for more, ay?”

A duck goes to a fancy restaurant with several friends, but all his friends ditch him. The Waitress says, “I guess the bill’s on you.”

A lion walks into a restaurant, the Hostess asks, “Where’s your pride?”

A Shetland pony goes to a restaurant, orders a steak dinner, and pulls out a $10. The Waiter says, “Sorry pal, you’re short.”

The past, present, and future decide to go to a nice restaurant for dinner, then things got tense. 

A cowboy enters a restaurant.  His hat is made of brown wrapping paper, his shirt and vest are made of waxed paper, and his chaps, pants, and boots are made of tissue paper. The Manager called the police and had him arrested for rustling. 

A goes to a deli and orders a sandwich.  He asks the person behind the counter, “Do you have any helicopter flavored potato chips?” The lady shakes his head and says, “No, we only have plain.” 

A skeleton goes to a barbecue joint.  The Waitress asks him what he wants, he replies, “Spareribs.” 

I heard the other night that there was an awful fight at the seafood restaurant.  Four fish got battered!

A guy goes into a restaurant with a set of jumper cables around his neck.  The Hostess looks at him and says, “I will seat you, but don’t try to start anything.”

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“Those who do not learn from the pasta are doomed to reheat it.” ~Author Unknown

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Friday Funny August 3, 2018 Things to Do During a Dull Conference

Happy Friday and Welcome to August!  Along with the school break and vacations, the summer months often bring business meetings and conferences.  While many times these are interesting and beneficial, sometimes they just drag on and on.  If you find yourself at a conference that is starting to drag, here are a few exercises you might try to regain your focus.

Enjoy!

THINGS TO DO DURING A DULL CONFERENCE

  • Pass the Note – make a note and address it to “Larry” making sure no one at your table or close to you is actually named “Larry.”  Give it to the person next to you and ask him/her to pass it along.  Try with different names and see which name gets passed the furthest.
  • Assign the Cast for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Conference”- you are cast in the roll of the young hero Harry Potter, look around the room and cast the various roles of good guys (Ron & Hermione) and bad guys (Draco & Valdemort).
  • Guess Age and Weight – make a list of people around the room, then guess their age and weight.  At the end of the day check with each one check the accuracy of your estimates..
  • Life is a Musical – imagine that this conference is a musical, and then decide which one fits best – West Side Story, Guys & Dolls, Camelot, Sweeney Todd, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog, Little Shop of Horrors?
  • Take Advantage of the Question & Answer Time to Ask Those Burning Questions You Always Wanted to Know the Answer To But Have Never Found Anyone Who Could Provide a Good Answer – like “What Exactly is a Balk?”  “What Happens if PH Isn’t Balanced?” Or “If a Product Kills 99.9% of Germs, How Nasty is that 00.1% That it Doesn’t Kill?”
  • Pain Points – when the afternoon rolls around, eventually your eyes start to get heavy.  Combat the fatigue by finding the best places to pinch to keep yourself awake – for starters try the back of your knee, the inside of your elbow and your ear lobes. Once you have found the best places for you, try on the nearest person to who has a bobbing head.
  • Water Bead Races – most meeting rooms have water pitchers and they always tend to “sweat.”  Pick two water beads on the pitcher and watch them race to the bottom.  Cheer loudly for your favorite.
  • Bathroom Breaks – keep track of people who leave for bathroom breaks.  At the end of the day present awards for shortest, longest and most frequent.
  • Mind Control – practice mind control on the person sitting in front of you.  Concentrate, stare at the back of his/her head and see if you can get them to scratch his/her head, take a drink of water or cluck like a chicken.
  • Mentos – Always make sure you have Mentos with you for long meetings, then at break time look for someone who just opened a soft drink and plop a couple of Mentos in the can or bottle.  This one is best done if the person will be several seats away from you.
  • Mint-ball – most meeting rooms have a glass at each chair and some sort of mints around.  Take a mint and if you can toss it into a glass one table in front.  Once you have mastered this, try two tables up, then three; so how far you can go.
  • Pen Sculptures – there are usually pens on the tables, gather as many as you can and use them like Lincoln Logs and see what you can create.
  • Cell Phone Wave – call someone else who is at the conference, preferably on the other side of the room.  When the phone is answered stand up look around and then wave at the other person profusely.  You get extra points if they will stand up and wave back.
  • Bonus Team Activity – this one is a great team builder that works if your training is at a hotel.  During the break choose teams, then go through the hotel and see which team can collect the most “Do Not Disturb Signs.”

Thought for the Week

The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn. ~Henry S. Haskins

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Friday Funny July 27, 2018 Building a Little Humor

Happy Friday!  This week brought the start of a kitchen remodeling project. So, I thought I would build on that and construct a few remodeling jokes just for you.

Enjoy!

I went to Lowe’s this week and asked the guy in the blue vest, “Where can I find some hammers, nails, a trowel and a bag of cement?”

He said, “They’re all under ‘Construction’.”

I said, “Do you know when they will be finished?”

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I heard that when construction workers party they really raise the roof.

I once hired a nosey roofer who did a pretty lousy job, he kept eavesdropping.

My tile guy had to cancel the job, seems he had a painful case of grout.

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In our information age, it is so easy to find out about people.  So I did a little research my construction crew and was a little alarmed to find that they all had run afoul of the law in the past:

My painter had several brushes with the law but he had managed to cover them up.

My carpenter seemed to think he was some kind of a stud; however once, he had tried to frame another man.

My electrician was once suspected of wiretapping.  He was never charged.

My window guy went to great panes to conceal his past and continues to claim his innocence, he says he was framed but I could see right through his story.

MY HVAC guy is known to pack heat. He was arrested once but managed to duct the charges.

I found it interesting that my cabinet-maker is a well know counter fitter.

I also found out that my plumber once had a promising baseball career but that it went down the drain quickly.

Thought for the Week

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.  ~John Ed Pearce

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Friday Funny July 20, 2018 Tales From The Dark Ages

Happy Friday!  This week I was thinking about how the pace of change continues to accelerate.  Things that, not so long ago, were pretty commonplace have been relegated to the dustbin of history.  While this can makes me feel a little old, it might just provide some interesting tales to my grandchildren about growing up in the dark ages.  Here are a few of them.

Enjoy!

When I had to write a paper for school, I had to go to this strange called a “library” where they had rows after rows of things called “books.”  To find the information you were looking for you consulted something called a “card catalog” that had secret information in this old code that no one understood called the Dewey Decimal System.  If you were looking for more recent information you had to ask for the great and mystical “Readers Guide to Periodical Literature” and then hope the library had the shiny book-like thing called a “magazine” that you were looking for.  Then when you found the information you had to write it on little pieces of paper called “note cards” and then use the cards to help you write the paper.  When I was in college, I had to write papers using something called a “typewriter” which is kind of like a computer/printer without a screen to see what you wrote before you printed it and you had to be careful because it you made a mistake, there was no backspace key, you had to start over on that page.

When I needed to go someplace that I had never been before, I had to use this thing called a “map” that was like a giant picture of roads and streets.  You had to be very careful with maps because once you unfolded them, they could never folded back exactly the same way twice. And the tricky thing was the map did not talk to you, telling you were to turn or when you would arrive.  

We had a different way to remember things back then.  People used this thing called a “calendar” that had a different page for every month.  There were small calendars that could fit in a purse, there were bigger calendars that would hand on a wall.  Busy, important people had calendars about the size of a tablet called a “Franklin Planner.” You would use something called a “pen” to actually write in the secret code of cursive on the calendar and then you had to look at it regularly to remember what you needed to do.  It did not beep or flash to remind you.

When I wanted to communicate with a friend who did not live close I would send them something called a “letter.” It was kind of like a Tweet only a lot longer and slower.  You would write what you wanted to say on one or more sheets of paper, fold them up put them in something called an “envelope”, put a stamp on it and put in a box at the front of your house.  An official government employee would come card and take the envelope out of the box and pass it through a number of other government employees until it got to the box at my friend’s house several days later.  Then my friend would read my letter and write one back to me.  So to send a message and get a reply took 7 -10 days.  The nice thing was there was no limit to how long the letter could be, plus you could keep them,  I still have some letters that I received over forty years ago.

Thought for the Week

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Friday Funny July 13, 2018 Cashing In On Humor

Happy Friday and Happy Friday the 13th!  For some Friday means payday so here are some money related jokes you can take with you to the bank.

Enjoy!

After all these years, I have finally managed to put something aside for a rainy day. It’s called an umbrella.

Is Materialism buying things we don’t need with money we don’t have in order to impress people that we don’t really know?

I discovered that I have one of those unlimited cell phone plans. It seems there is no limit on how much they can charge me.

The other day I was in the phone store and picked up one of those new smart phones that has facial recognition. It took one look at my face and told me that I couldn’t afford it.

I am working hard and putting money in my 401K so that when I am old I will be able to buy the things I could have enjoyed when I was young.

How much money does one need to be eccentric instead of just nuts?

Once in a while when I am cruising the city in a $250,000 vehicle, I pause, lean back and think, “If this bus driver doesn’t speed up I am going to be late for work!”

It is sad when your take home pay won’t even get you home.

I am too cheap to pay to take my kids to a corn maze, so I just set them loose in IKEA.

If I really did profit from my mistakes, I would be pretty well off by now.

Thought for the Week

When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart. ~John Wesley

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Friday Funny July 6, 2018 Unique Travel Stops in Kentucky

Happy Friday!  I hope you had a good July 4th.  If you have some vacation coming up and still do not know where to go – never fear!  Let me offer you a few options in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Enjoy!

Not Quite the Lincoln Memorial – Along Route 23 in Stanville, Kentucky sits a replica of the Lincoln Memorial.  Supposedly the World’s Second Largest Seated Lincoln. It was funded by a lawyer who, in 2017, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, then fled the country. Guess he was not as honest as Abe. remains.

Duncan Hines Museum – There’s an exhibit devoted to the life of Duncan Hines at the Kentucky Museum on the campus of Western Kentucky University.  Before “Duncan Hines” was a brand of cake mixes, Duncan Hines was a trusted author of restaurant and lodging recommendations. Mr. Hines was a real person, and passionate about good food and hospitality. He was born in Bowling Green and returned to the city after making a name for himself. I have been there and it is an interesting exhibit.

World’s Largest Baseball Bat– It sits outside the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.  It is an interesting museum with a factory tour where they show you how the bats used to be made as well as how they are made today. A must see for baseball fans and, of course, I have been there.  Take in a Louisville Bats (AAA) game while in town.

Birthplace of Kentucky Fried ChickenColonel Harland David Sanders was a real person and you can visit the Café where, in 1940, he perfected that secret combination of herbs and spices.  This is another place I have been to, there is a modern KFC attached so you can get your fried chicken fix while you learn about the Colonel.

Florence Y’all Water Tower- The Water Tower along I-75 in Northern Kentucky proclaims “Florence Y’all” to motorists passing by. When the Florence Mall developed in the 1960s, the first thing built was the water tower.  Seemed like a great idea to promote the soon-to-be mall on the water tower by painting “Florence Mall” on the tower. However, for some reason it was determined this was not a legally permissible.  The tower had to be repainted but they wanted to minimize the expense. So, the change was made from “Mall” to read “Y’all.” It has stayed that way since and is now a familiar landmark.  I have been by this many, many times over the years.

Grave of Man o’ War-How often do you get to visit the grave of a horse?  Man o’ War was perhaps the most famous racehorse in history.  He was the undisputed king of the turf during the roaring twenties. Man o’ War died in 1947, and a year later a larger-than-life bronze statue of him, sculpted by Herbert Haseltine, was erected over his farmyard grave. His body was embalmed and placed in a giant casket lined with his racing colors. In 1977 the big casket was dug up, and Man o’ War was moved, along with his statue, to Kentucky Horse Park where you can still pay homage to him today.  I have been to the Kentucky Horse Park. 

Moon Bow – Rainbow visible at night-Near Corbin, KY in an area known as Cumberland Gap. The Moon Bow from Cumberland Falls, is only visible on a very clear night during a full moon. The best time for viewing is around midnight. The only other place you can see this is Victoria Falls, Africa. The moon and this waterfall are in alignment so the moon’s light creates the “Moon Bow” in the spray created by the water fall. This is one I would like to see one day.

Shopping Center Tomb of Miss Dynamite-Miss Dynamite was a half-terrier, half-chihuahua dog who lived from 1958-1973.  She had her own checking account, stayed in only the fanciest motels, and enjoyed letters from prominent figures of the day.  When she died her owner had her embalmed and placed in an above-ground crypt directly beneath the sign for her shopping center, which the dog legally owned in Scottsville

Feudin’ Pig and Stabbing Cabin-The Feudin’ Pig and Stabbing Cabin in McCarr sparked several key flare-ups in the Hatfield-McCoy feud. In 1878 one of the McCoys accused one of the Hatfields of stealing a pig. A trial which saw the Hatfields acquitted was held in the cabin, which belonged to the local judge.  The main witness was later killed by the McCoy. In 1882 a fight broke out at the cabin; three of McCoy’s sons killed Hatfield’s drunk brother who was stabbed 27 times.  The cabin was rebuilt in 2012 on its original foundation. What adds more to vacation memories that feuds and pigs?.

Wagersville, Kentucky – On HWY 89 south of Irvine you can pass by (don’t blink) the remnants of Wagersville and yes, I am one of those Wagers.  After you see Wagersville you can take a hike up nearby Happy Top Mountain one of the highest points in Estill County.

For more unique travel ideas visit http://www.roadsideamerica.com

Thought for the Week

And that’s the wonderful thing about family travel:  it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.  ~Dave Barry

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Friday Funny June 29, 2018 Grilling Time

Happy Friday!  Next Wednesday is the Fourth of July. The 4th brings fireworks, family gatherings and gill outs.  So, let’s celebrate with thankful hearts for the blessings and freedom that we enjoy each and every day. And be safe out there around the grill this weekend!

Enjoy!

July 4 brings family gatherings and picnics – if there are family gatherings and picnics there will most likely be some grilling of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, ribs, maybe even steak!

Ever since mankind discovered fire, man has enjoyed a good cookout. But from ancient times to the present day one of the largest obstacles to grilling was lighting the fire and getting the coals ready for cooking. Have you ever lit the grill and waited and waited and waited only to go back expecting nice red, hot coals yet finding only cold, black coals because the coals just did not catch fire?

Over the course of human history, many great minds have worked on inventions and improvements to help us reduce that long period of waiting for the charcoal to get hot. We used to have to get the bag of charcoal and the can of lighter fluid out then you would arrange the coals, pour the lighter fluid, light the fire (trying not to scorch your eyebrows) and wait and wait and wait. Then you would add more lighter fluid, light the fire again (trying not to get engulfed in the fireball) and wait and wait and wait some more.

The next improvement came where you could purchase charcoal that had been pre-soaked in lighter fluid.  Now you could skip the can of lighter fluid and just put a match to the coals and wait and wait and wait some more.  Then when you returned and found the cold, black coals you would go digging through the garage to find the rusty can of lighter fluid, pour the lighter fluid on the coals, light the fire (trying not to scorch your eyebrows) and wait and wait yet again.

Then came the small bags that you simply put in the grill, put the match to the paper bag and waited and waited.  This  usually resulted in a trip to rummage around again for the old can of lighter fluid, pouring the lighter fluid on the cold, black coals, striking a match (trying not to scorch your eyebrows) and waiting and waiting again.

Many people have opted for gas grills for the ease of lighting, the quick warm-up time and to avoid having scorched eyebrows. Never fear, the engineers at Purdue University have made quantum leaps in the science of grill lighting. They have put their quantitative brains to work on how to speed up this process. The first thought was to blow on the charcoal with a hair dryer to speed things along. The next thought was that if a hair dryer was good, maybe a vacuum cleaner would be even better. Then as their “Tim the Toolman Taylor” thinking took over they moved onto a propane torch then an acetylene torch. Still not satisfied, they moved onto compressed oxygen and finally to liquid oxygen. Yes the stuff that is 295 degrees below zero and is the form of oxygen used as rocket fuel. This produces a 10,000 degree fireball that can have those coals ready for the burgers in a mere three seconds. So, if things are running a little late on the grill this week, just run to the local hardware store to grab a little liquid oxygen and you’ll be grilling in no time. Your eyebrows can always grow back later!

What do you get if you cut two legs off a cow?…………….lean beef!

What do you get if you cut four things off a cow?…………ground beef!

Thought for the Week

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~Erma Bombeck

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