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Friday Funny May 22, 2015 Feeling Like an Old Codger


This week I have been feeling a bit like an old codger.  Part of the reason is that I remember all of the items below.  If you remember them, you just might be an old codger too!


You took your life in your own hands as a kid and played with “pointy” Jarts (and probably threw them at someone more than once).

You know any “Weird Al” Yankovic songs by heart.  

You’ve ever rung someone’s doorbell and said “Landshark!”

You remember when “Saturday Night Live” was funny.

You watched late night talk shows BEFORE David Letterman.

You were once bowled over by the technology of “Pong.”   

You remember watching music videos on “Friday Night Videos” (Yes, that was before MTV)

You rode facing backwards in a station wagon.

You remember when you could buy candy, baseball cards and a comic book for less than a quarter FOR ALL THREE!

Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history. (A big hint here is if the only way you can recite the Preamble to the Constitution is by singing it.)

The age-old question “Where’s the beef?” still makes you laugh.

You remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly have more advanced special effects than “TRON.” (The original)

You dialed 867-5309 to see if Jenny was actually there.

“All skate, change directions” means something to you.

You remember when your VHS remote was connected by a CORD!

You remember Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy, Boss Hogg, or-worst of all-what Sheriff Roscoe’s full name was.

You remember having a rotary phone, probably black.

You actually believed that Mikey, famed kid on the Life cereal commercials, died after eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke.

You didn’t dodge the draft – it just didn’t exist when you turned 18.

You remember when your parents bought their first color TV.

You remember when Man had not walked on the moon.

You ever had to use Computer Punch Cards.

You remember when Paul McCarty was “dead.”

You watched “The Banana Splits”, “Sigmund the Sea Monster” and “H.R. Puffinstuff.”

You squeezed the Charmin.

You tried to figure out just how many licks it does take to get to the center of a tootsie pop.

You know the Big Mac ingredients forwards and backwards. (Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.) 

You ever said  “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” 

You watched “The Gong Show” and it’s evil twin “The $1.98 Beauty Show”


Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. ~Jim Fiebig


Friday Funny November 14, 2014 Signs Your Not a Kid Anymore


Happy Friday!  I certainly hope this week finds you doing well.  I must admit from time to time I notice how many years have passed by and that I ain’t as young as I used to be.  Perhaps some days you feel that way too.  Here are some signs that just might indicate you are not a kid anymore.


Everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt doesn’t work.

The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals.

Your little black book contains only names that end in M.D.

You finally reach the top of the ladder and find it leaning against the wrong wall.

Your mind makes contracts your body can’t meet.

You look forward to a dull evening.

Your arms are almost too short to read the newspaper.

Your favorite part of the newspaper is “20 Years Ago Today.” 

You get the newspaper.

You sit in a rocking chair and can’t get it going.

Your knees buckle, and your belt won’t.

Your back goes out more than you do.

The little old gray-haired lady you helped across the street is your wife.

You sink your teeth into a steak, and they stay there.

You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions.

You’re asleep, but others worry that you’re dead.

You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.

You are proud of your lawn mower.

You sing along with the elevator music.

You enjoy hearing about other people’s operations.

You consider coffee one of the most important things in life.

You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

People call at 9 p.m. and ask, “Did I wake you?”

You have a dream about prunes.

You take a metal detector to the beach.

You wear black socks with sandals.

You know what the word “equity” means.

You get into a heated argument about pension plans.

Your ears are hairier than your head.

You watch the Weather channel.

You know about slide rules (they have nothing to do with the playground).

You used computer punch cards.

Thought for the Week

 Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. ~Chili Davis