Office Favorite II


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I was going to show you this one last week, but I didn’t get back. It is, of course, the follow-up comic strip to the previous post. Did you read about the death of Bob Denver, aka Gilligan of “Gilligan’s Island?” I read it last week, on Facebook. Of course, I also read it in 2005, when he actually died. And I’ve read it on the internet several times in between. Why do people do things like that? What is it about being online, and on Facebook in particular, that makes people mean?

109 thoughts on “Office Favorite II”

  1. It’s too easy to be mean when there are no (immediate) consequences. I may not contribute very often, but I read you guys all the time and I like the way you are not mean here. Very nice.

  2. Apropos JJ’s remarks about Book of Faces above is this comment from J. L. Curtis I read on the InterWebNet just yesterday…

    “I used to wonder what it’d be like to read other peoples’ minds. Then I got a Facebook account, and now I’m over it.”

  3. There was a bunch of people that thought Annette Funicello and Norman Schwarzkopf just died. Norman’s was due to the anniversary of his death. I have heard that when you went to the site about Annette’s death, you could accidently click on a site that would try to sell you something. Clicking on the link means more “traffic” for other sites.

    Of course there are the fake deaths of Willie Nelson and others. Again, it might mean traffic to a website….and those websites might have viruses.

    A couple people were duped on the “old”deaths, so I quoted SNL “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!!!”

  4. Thought on the sudden flood of celebrity deathes. We are mostly old ourselves, as are our celebrities who are dying at usual ages of the populace. We loved them when we and they were young so it seems premature to us.

    I try to read no obituaries.

  5. Thanks Steve FRO for reminding us that the Generalissimo is still dead.

    There are very good reasons why I avoid the FB whenever possible, this being one of them.

  6. It is why I always use my real name. It is hard to insult people as Jackie Monies as I always have been, no pseudonym. My current anonymous is my rather obvious joke. Just Google my name and as Mark noted you get my address and a map to house. I am without fear.

  7. Anonymity seems to bring out the worst in some people. That is what moderators are for.

    Of course, some useful things would not happen without it, such as victims reporting some crimes, whistleblowers alerting us to various abuses of power, etc. It often protects those who know of a wrong perpetrated by someone with the power to harm them if they were known.

    http://consumerist.com/2016/01/19/dentist-who-pled-guilty-to-theft-trying-to-erase-past-allegations-from-youtube/

  8. As moderator of three Yahoo Groups and three Facebook groups I can say anonymous people are the bane of my existence along with Hal this phone. Some of us campaign vigorously for no anonymous postings, everyone who they really are.

    Lately they are using plain unattractive women’s photos to get past those of us who are rejecting balloons for breasts.

  9. Amen, Mark from Maine. That lack of immediate consequence has also caused its share of problems in the political arena. Politics has become needlessly mean, too.

  10. Ghost you are about the nicest anonymous person I know and I respect your choices. I also reject mean people in any form, if I know them or not, doesn’t matter. One of the reasons I am moderator of some large multi thousand member groups is I am nice, don’t expect any less from others.

    So, I consider you a friend I have not met, mention my friend Ghost and just say I’ll meet him someday.

    So, how’s the rest of Village of nice people?

  11. The egg-laying cockatiel is at it again! She’s produced two eggs, each laid on the curved top of the big cage and each being of just the right caliber not to fall through the bars. We expect 3-4 more in the next week or so.

    What triggers the egg-laying? Certainly not warm temperatures nor sunny skies, for we’ve just gotten through the coldest week this winter and the skies are almost always overcast.

    Probably not male hormones in the air, either, as our only male – Peter the parakeet – died about 9 days ago. He had character and gorgeous plumage; we miss the little guy.

  12. Ave Vigoda is a nice person by the way. I was out in a park in downtown Houston behind a tablefull of jellies and jams wearing a tee shirt that said “Jelly eaters are sweet people.” Mr. Vigoda and the rest of whichever television or movie cast was along and bought jellies too but I only remember Mr. Vigoda. I don’t even think he was most famous in the group. But he’s who I remember.

  13. I respect anyone running a group since I took on moderating a FB group. Keeping the people out that are only interested in showing their assets of the upper chest which have nothing to do with wood working. Keeping the spammers at bay takes a lot of time for our little group. Can’t imagine running a large group. I salute you Jackie.

  14. I thought it might be helpful to you. And interesting too. I’ve had many different pets over the years, and always wanted to know more about them. Now I’m mostly dealing with cats, along comes Google and the internet. Wish I’d had this access when I had an iguana. In the 1960’s you could hardly find anything about them, and I’m sure that lack of knowledge shortened its lifespan.

  15. Dennis I find because I moderate groups made up of many men we are a target with a big bull’s eye. I spend a lot of time as keeper of the gate. We don’t want to reject women, heck I am one! I am known to have a broad pun sense of humor so I am not rigid but the members are pretty good, most of time, it’s the porn and spam, both of whom want access to our member lists.

    Thought about this in my drive for last hour. I began writing professionally, meaning I got paid, bylines and a lot of printing before I took journalism 101. I learned that if you wrote fiction you could use a nom de plume. If you wrote news content you wrote under your name prepared to accept a byline. If you wrote opinion or editorial content you wrote as a byline. If you drew cartoons you could go either way and I did.

    Social media works under different rules it seems then what I learned in Journalism 101 or in real life where above a certain grade and rank you signed your real name and underlings got a pseudonym for protection.

    Ghost, that doesn’t mean you can’t be my Mystery Man, especially now that I know you have black hair and beard. Do I need to suggest an eye patch? Brenda Starr was another childhood fantasy along with a ghostly sea captain.

  16. Dennis I find because I moderate groups made up of many men we are a target with a big bull’s eye. I spend a lot of time as keeper of the gate. We don’t want to reject women, heck I am one! I am known to have a broad pun sense of humor so I am not rigid but the members are pretty good, most of time, it’s the porn and spam, both of whom want access to our member lists.

    Thought about this in my drive for last hour. I began writing professionally, meaning I got paid, bylines and a lot of printing before I took journalism 101. I learned that if you wrote fiction you could use a nom de plume. If you wrote news content you wrote under your name prepared to accept a byline. If you wrote opinion or editorial content you wrote as a byline. If you drew cartoons you could go either way and I did.

    Social media works under different rules it seems then what I learned in Journalism 101 or in real life where above a certain grade and rank you signed your real name and underlings got a pseudonym for protection.

    Ghost, that doesn’t mean you can’t be my Mystery Man, especially now that I know you have black hair and beard. Do I need to suggest an eye patch? Brenda Starr was another childhood fantasy along with a ghostly sea captain.

  17. Don’t mean that to be twice of course. Site has been a problem today with in and out. One reason I am here at all is Arlo and Janis has more to say than any other strip and I respect JJ and his readers. You will never find me among the inanity of Go comics comments or any like them. JJ is not that, you all have something worth listening to, even if I don’t always concur. That is respect.

  18. Don’t mean that to be twice of course. Site has been a problem today with in and out. One reason I am here at all is Arlo and Janis has more to say than any other strip and I respect JJ and his readers. You will never find me among the inanity of Go comics comments or any like them. JJ is not that, you all have something worth listening to, even if I don’t always concur. That is respect.

  19. Jackie
    I read the Obits to see if I am there.

    Mark from TT
    My cats don’t particularly like human food.
    (Onion and Garlic are bad for them anyway)
    Skeezix loves cheese – any kind, especially Cheddar
    Tippy (AKA Hoover) eats just about anything.
    And they are the only 2 that will eat thin sliced meat.

  20. Old Bear, I like it! My first ride-on stroller looked just like that one. My mom still has a picture of me in it, though I don’t remember riding it. Remember when Dr. Pepper had the clock face with 10 2 and 4 on it, and RC Cola had pyramids on the bottle and the 10 ounce bottled Coke was the King Size.

  21. Old Bear you made me laugh but I never thought of laying a cancer petticoat out on grass. Although I did iron many a mile of starched layers and I was known to wear up to three to achieve that Sandra Dee look. How did we dry those things? I once wore a hoop skirted one in a fashion show and tilted it going onstage to reveal just how little I had on underneath that evening gown.

    Mark the animals were funny but the celebrity group looked far worse. I am wearing my hair flatironed now in what I hope resembles Barbra Streisand and not Versace Donatella. Lord, I feel sorry for the animals

  22. Can can not cancer. Hal is bad. My neck is so swollen I look like Mama June on half my face and it is moving to left side beyond median.

    In fact, I cannot imagine what has ballooned my surgery site like this. My sales rep at Lowe’s did a double take since he’d seen me right post surgery and he said I’d looked fine then. We found me enough ceramic tile that looks like barn flooring at the closeout price of $1.03 per foot to do large sunroom and breezeway, normal price started at $3.99.

    We also found me the Jacuzzi brand soaking and pulsating tub I wanted on sale and I have to order it before I leave here. It is inside spa, not outside. It pays to have someone at Lowe’s computer literate that thinks you are funny. The delivery guy was in department with assistant manager and said don’t listen to me, it was beautiful. My house, not the tub.

  23. Good morning Villagers….

    Not much time…it flippin snowed last night…just 2 or 3 inches here and there, but it snowed.

    I was all alone yesterday at the hen house, left around 3ish, got gas, ran pass the Mill, and saw the Boss and Jonathan….rolled down my window and sang “all by myself”…..and the Boss, not missing a note…said “that’s why you are all by yourself”….he’s quick πŸ™‚

    The we get the update on ‘beefed’ up bio-security, we have to wear the white suits entire time in hen house, with hair net. No one enters through the front door, have to come in back door, and it has no steps, just a ladder…..this will be interesting for me…arrrgghhh. We have a designated “hot” zone where we change into protective clothing and shoes.

    Mark, that article was not in our paper, I looked and looked, as we subscribe to it. But I had heard through the ‘rumor mill’ that the Corp had to put down over 150,000 as a preventative measure. Dubois, IN is poultry city USA. And it is 6.2 miles from my hen house as the crow flies.

    Better get ‘geared up’

    ya’ll have a good day.

  24. I should search Yearbooks site for the photos of the Supremes appearing at my university and the males hanging over the stage area. The real significance was they were first black entertainers to play a university event. Don’t recall being allowed to write about that.

  25. I think Arlo has decided to get a bit fitter so he looks better. As Ghost and I know often looking sloppy has more to do with what clothes are covering or trying to.

    Which is funny, I feel like h double toothpicks as we used to say and I am doing a few leg lifts and stomach crunches anyway.

  26. Debbe, I am surprised that this new outbreak hasn’t caused any panic in AL. We used to be really big in the production of chickens for the meat trade. I don’t know if the tornadoes of the last few years wrecked most of the growing ops or what. Good luck to you and your co-workers up there.

  27. Debbe πŸ˜‰ That must be an interesting look…nuclear reactor white suit over hen house Carhartts. πŸ™‚ Good luck to you and the “girls”, though. (The hens, I mean.)

  28. It apparently had never occurred to Arlo, as it doesn’t to many men, that there is a difference between casual and comfortable and sloppy and slovenly. And it may not matter to them, but believe me, it matters to a lot of the ladies how a man dresses.

  29. Ghost thank you for asking. If I don’t hear today I call. Doctor was calling on next step, he is probably in surgery now. They did ultrasound, that goes to another doctor and then to him. He thinks encapsulated something or a cyst or lymph which in my case is possible too.

    I do feel awful and I thought about anonymous friends, funny I think I am closer to this Village than anywhere I have lived in real life. Definitely more than the real people who live in the real neighborhood I inhabit. Their anonymity is real too. For many diverse reasons.

  30. Ghost thank you for asking. If I don’t hear today I call. Doctor was calling on next step, he is probably in surgery now. They did ultrasound, that goes to another doctor and then to him. He thinks encapsulated something or a cyst or lymph which in my case is possible too.

    I do feel awful and I thought about anonymous friends, funny I think I am closer to this Village than anywhere I have lived in real life. Definitely more than the real people who live in the real neighborhood I inhabit. Their anonymity is real too. For many diverse reasons.

  31. Ghost thank you for asking. If I don’t hear today I call. Doctor was calling on next step, he is probably in surgery now. They did ultrasound, that goes to another doctor and then to him. He thinks encapsulated something or a cyst or lymph which in my case is possible too.

    I do feel awful and I thought about anonymous friends, funny I think I am closer to this Village than anywhere I have lived in real life. Definitely more than the real people who live in the real neighborhood I inhabit. Their anonymity is real too. For many diverse reasons.

  32. Ghost thank you for asking. If I don’t hear today I call. Doctor was calling on next step, he is probably in surgery now. They did ultrasound, that goes to another doctor and then to him. He thinks encapsulated something or a cyst or lymph which in my case is possible too.

    I do feel awful and I thought about anonymous friends, funny I think I am closer to this Village than anywhere I have lived in real life. Definitely more than the real people who live in the real neighborhood I inhabit. Their anonymity is real too. For many diverse reasons.

  33. Ghost thank you for asking. If I don’t hear today I call. Doctor was calling on next step, he is probably in surgery now. They did ultrasound, that goes to another doctor and then to him. He thinks encapsulated something or a cyst or lymph which in my case is possible too.

    I do feel awful and I thought about anonymous friends, funny I think I am closer to this Village than anywhere I have lived in real life. Definitely more than the real people who live in the real neighborhood I inhabit. Their anonymity is real too. For many diverse reasons.

  34. I hope I am included in the”nice” category here and elsewhere. My name isn’t fake since my first name is Dominic, in the Sicilian custom of naming the first son after his grandfather, and my last name is Cangelosi and I think everyone knows that I am a proud 1967 graduate of Auburn University, hence the “au”.

    Jackie, Take care of yourself. We care.

    Debbe, I hope you and your girls can weather this storm. I was involved in hog cholera and anthrax outbreaks in the dim,dark past, and they are not very pleasant. I have been to Plum Island, twice, where the USDA has their Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. It is an interesting place, for a veterinary pathologist, but gruesome to see those diseases that either have not been in the US or have been eradicated from the US like foot and mouth disease and hog cholera and many others, including bird flu.

    Old Bear, We have something in common. Arkansas State’s former football coach, Gus Malzahn, is Auburn’s head coach and we love him.

    Mark from TTown, My tigers weren’t very good hosts to Bama last night. That is a heated rivalry, sometimes too heated. I prefer being nice, even to Bama and their fans, but not so nice as to lose to them. We do enough of that.

    God bless us every one.

  35. P.S. Bird flu has been eradicated from the US several times but seems to be cropping up regularly. I sure hope it can be eradicated again. It can be devastating.

  36. Jackie, my comment disappeared into the The Twilight Zone. I hope your problem is something simple and easily fixed.

    My mom had to go to the doctor yesterday because she has a redness of the foot that started at the toes and is now about midfoot. We thought might be infection from ingrown toenail, but the doc is concerned about PVD. Mom is long-time heavy smoker, so that is a real possibility. She goes for ultrasound of that leg at noon tomorrow.

  37. This site was flaky/non-responsive earlier, as it was at times yesterday. And I also had a comment that double-posted, I believe on Sunday or Monday.

    Beginning to look like my next oil royalty (aka “haircut money”) check will not cover the cost of my next trip to see my Pneumatic & Pulchritudinous Hair Stylist. Not that that would make me skip seeing her, of course. πŸ˜‰

    I lost 3.6 pounds over the last seven days, which is a bit too much for one week, but it’s residual Holiday Gluttony weight, which means I only have one more pound of it to shed, so I’m OK with that.

  38. Lying here being sick makes one think. I used the pseudonym “Aggie” once to draw cartoons and wrote a column as Agent 007 but signed my real name. My current pseudonym is Boat Widow but I use it with a byline and a Yahoo and Facebook page.

    There was some reason other than Sean Connery I used 007 but to save my life I can’t think of why except my birthday?

  39. I jotted this down right after I made mentions of weight loss and my P&PHS earlier today but never had time to post it:

    “As I believe I mentioned previously, Pneumatic & Pulchritudinous Hair Stylist has lost about 25 pounds over the past year or so, leaving her (as it apparently did Janis) not-quite-so-pneumatic but even more pulchritudinous. But she still rates as “more than adequate” on the Chestular Volumetric Scaleβ„’.”

  40. Some may demur on others’ definitions of ‘adequate.’ Janis is well within adequate, as Arlo obviously agrees.

    Peace, emb [originator of the famous ’emb maxim.’]

  41. For you GR6:

    Two guys, one old, one young,

    are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart

    when they collide.

    The old guy says to the young guy,

    “Sorry about that. I

    ‘m looking for my wife, and I guess I

    wasn’t paying attention

    to where I was going.”

    The young guy says, “That’s OK, it’s a

    coincidence.

    I’m looking for my wife, too…

    I can’t find her and I’m getting a little

    desperate.”

    The old guy says,

    “Well, maybe I can help you find her…

    what does she look like?”

    The young guy says,

    “Well, she is 27 yrs. old, tall,

    with red hair,

    blue eyes, is buxom…wearing no bra,

    long legs, and is

    wearing short shorts.

    What does your wife look like?’

    To which the old guy says, “Doesn’t

    matter, — let’s look for yours.”

  42. What a great idea! Jot down notes! I was driving and heard a song, thought what a great song for Debbe! I forgot it already. Heard another, thought good one for Ghost! Forgot it. Another one made me smile and I thought Old Bear! Forgot it too.

    Found out my two way wrist radio takes notes and a hellecious lot of other stuff. Will get Jesse, my smart minion to set it all up for me. This one’s smart. I won’t say why his life is messed up but I like him. I love my new pickup too and will get him to set it all up.

    Called doctor, left message, no call, neck bad and hurting. They hadn’t gotten a report from ultrasound yet. I have lots of stuff in that area to hit. It’s kicked off the autoimmune army battalion regiment who are fighting themselves,

    I haven’t heard from Miss Charlotte, Galiligo or Indy from Mindy, but she is fighting cat infection in cat not her.

    We sent off two orange kitties to spay, both already pregnant. Makes me wonder about last two sets of minions abilities to sex cats and did we send same cats over and over? I have had males and now two females missed and there aren’t that many here. New female minion is putting paint spot in ears and we think all the house cats are done now, we’ll start trapping the semi feral we can’t catch easily that past bipolar turned loose.

    I had not seen Sean Connery in a kilt at age 19 when I used 007 for my column byline. I remember it had a gun too and some other appendage like “armed to kill”. It wasn’t my body, it was an investigative and expose column. At least what the controlling university censors would let us expose. We had a half dozen rapes within a block of the newspaper office in the building by our famous Cypress Lake which we were not allowed to mention even as news.

    So I wrote a column about our campus police portraying them as pecan gathering squirrels which got past the censors and got me so many tickets I had to have intercedance from the University president and my mama lied she’d been visiting me on campus or I’d never have graduated.

    Always good to hear what a great hair cutter you have Ghost or would you notice? What does it look like now? Do you really look like Sir Sean? And I do like gray although I notice young men are losing their hair much younger and going gray younger, which is convenient about graying but not balding.

  43. It was licensed to kill I think, not armed. Would a university allow that today in our pc world?

    This is column I often ridiculed the Ragin’ Cajun Mouth of the South James Carville in. A period in his life that has disappeared from bio. Ghost I know where the snake name comes from. If anyone ever saw it in person they were too embarrassed to admit it. He was not popular, just loud mouthed. Has anything changed?

  44. Many years ago, learned that hatcheries employ “chick sexers”. Always wanted to list that as my occupation on my 1040, but was never that brave. Understand IRS not noted for its sense of humor.

    Hair is about half-and-half black and gray now; the gray is winning, of course. Experiencing no male pattern or any other type of baldness. P&PHS likes my hair, says is good thickness for styling and it grows way faster than most. She really does do a good job on it; the P&P eye candy is just a bonus.

  45. Bear: P&PHS changes her hair color on fairly regular basis, not that that is much of a surprise. Blonde now, but looked great as a redhead. Been lobbying for her to go red again. Your joke reminded me of that, for some reason . πŸ˜‰

  46. Good morning Villagers….

    One to two inches my butt…..let’s say it snowed more like five inches. I 4 wheeled it all the way to the highway. Anxiety setting in as I knew I had to do the “walk”. Park car, step over barricade, walk across large parking lot….but when I pulled in I saw Jonathan’s truck parked at the building. Out he came with a spray pack on his back.

    Came out to my car and told me that he told the Boss that morning he was not going to let me walk through all that snow….what a gentleman for the age of 25. He sprayed my tires, and undercarriage and told me to park in the area that he cleared for me…next to the steps of the front door he shoveled enough snow so that I would not have to step in it.

    Every morning, before the rooster crows, they swab 11 hens’ mouths and throats and then take them to Corp headquarter in Dubois. Domaunic1, they sure have a lot of cavities in their mouths and as you well know it all gets swabbed.

    Mark, that article and pic finally showed up in yesterday’s paper. Thanks for the Indy link too. Sad they had to put down the hens, but it was for the best. Love the cartoon, too funny…made me laugh.

    And, Old Bear, loved the joke and yes it does sound like something GR would say πŸ™‚

    GR πŸ˜‰ as I was taking off my Carharts, I asked Jonathan what the inside temp was, he said 71 degrees, I then took off my sweatshirt, but left on the thermal top and turtleneck. Those suits get hot. AND not only do we have to wear a hair net, but Jonathan has to wear a beard net. He looked at them and said they looked like G-strings, I told him I thought they looked like jock straps……I wear the hair net over my stocking cap….my ears get cold. And to complete the ensemble…..the dust mask.

    Oh, and about those “chick sexers”, they don’t always get it right. I have a few roosters out there in the hen house, and when they crow, my ‘girls’ just coo.

    I want to say thanks to all of you for your moral support….this is hard, and even harder on those who lose their flocks. Let’s pray it gets contained and eradicated. It’s going to be a long two months.

    Ya’ll have a blessed day…truly

  47. GR6, these days they have managed to breed some chickens that are sex-linked to color. That is, all the males are one color and all the females another. Now they can sex them visually, quickly, without having to do a manual inspection.

    You’re welcome Debbe. My ex had posted that cartoon on FB, and I thought it would be enjoyed here too.

  48. Good morning, Debbe I would be touched to work with a sweet guy like that too. Some mama somewhere did a good job. Tell him so.

    Yes, I worry about you and the chickens, makes my issues seem less. Right now not feeling great, going to move today’s dermatologist to another day, it’s a six month check up and I don’t feel like a two hour drive for that and burning off my medicare limit of skin growths. Autoimmune patients have to see dentists, dermatologists and eye doctor every six months in addition to those youd think.

    Harry Potter music playing on Symphony music on Pandora. Guess it is.

  49. Debbe, I sure hope they can keep you girls “clean”. They do have quite a few cavities to swab.

    Today’s A&J hit home for me. Wifey would like me to wear turtle necks, but I feel just like Arlo about them. I guess I grew up in the wrong time. As Ziggy once said, “I like things the way they aren’t!”

    God bless us every one, including all of God’s creatures great and small.

  50. I wear turtlenecks roughly 9 mo. / yr., polo shirts the other 3, tees and sweats to work out, sweat pants when I can get away w/ it all year. Sweat shirts are for extra warmth over turtlenecks. Have a few fancy zipper turtlenecks. Wore one to a gala Tue. evening. Hors de oeuvres, it said. Supper, really. Velcro sneakers year round. Peace, emb

  51. Today’s real time strip reminded me of a former colleague and her refusal to wear turtlenecks, most necklaces, scarves, etc. She says she’s sure that in some past life her death was by hanging because those things make her feel like she can’t breathe.

  52. I don’t like ties, tight collars or turtlenecks, either. I can work with a mock turtleneck though because they tend to be looser fitting. I’m with Arlo, comfort before style. And I don’t care if I don’t attract a lady’s attention as that is not what I am dressing for.

  53. Mark, Ruth Anne, et al, I am extremely claustrophobic and have been forever. The severity of it comes and goes as does my ability to wear turtlenecks, scarves and jewelry. I would say it is weight related but I think most resides in my fat brain. Since losing all this weight I am back wearing these things and it may be due to losing something more than weight that was weighing me down.

    Right now I’d need it to hide this neck of mine. There are two famous actresses I like who always wore stuff like that to hide their necks and the swelling has stopped my mental function too.

  54. Among other sartorial advantages, turtlenecks with the necks left up [= not folded over] cover wattles. The zippered turtlenecks do this nicely. Peace, emb

  55. It’s gray and some men wear gray shorts too. Not the one zip stayed married to for 48 years, same white ones forever and gave up undershirts thankfully. I like non-white myself.

    In less comical news the Bank of Eufaula was just robbed and the bank president killed, another employee is critical, the robber is dead and a woman at omplice or hostage wounded. I am not going downtown today.

    Illness becomes trivial.

  56. Bank robbery rates are down overall in the US, but my impression is that the ones that occur tend to be more violent and more often deadly…fewer robbers robbing with notes and more robbing with weapons.

  57. Dear Jackie, the bank robbery and killing is so sad and upsetting. I am sure glad you were not there when it happened. Thank you for asking about me. Yesterday I had a colonoscopy and for some time had been thinking of it nervously and fretting. Needlessly as it turned out, nothing bad was found and I must say that the preparation was easy and the nurses and the doctor were all caring and friendly.

  58. “Two Killed, Two Injured In Deadly Oklahoma Bank Robbery”

    I hate a headline like that. It should read, more accurately, “One Innocent Victim Killed, Two Innocent Victims Injured, One POS Murderer/Bank Robber Dies As A Result Of His Criminal Actions”

  59. Thunder is doing much better. I had her almost healed, but the last time I let her out, she came back chewed up again. Literally. There was still saliva in one of the wounds. She is an absolute mess to give medicine to – feisty and claw-y. Checked her out this afternoon, and she is just about healed again. No more outside until cousin the vet checks her out.

    She has also learned to play. πŸ™‚ I had been trying to engage her with toys a bit, but she hadn’t been showing any interest. The other day I heard her terrorizing her combo scratcher/ball track. While she’s always liked to claw the cardboard, this was the first I’d heard her play with the ball part. Tonight, I brought out a toy I’d made Blacklight ages ago (that she didn’t like, mousies only for her) – a quarter machine “ball” (that the toys come in) with a few soybeans in it to make it rattle. She hasn’t quit chasing it since.

  60. Here’s a little bit funny and little bit scary tidbit since we’ve had such tragedy today. I was checking into hospital admission office (they make you do this even for a blood draw if you were there that morning for surgery) and I got a new person. He was funny, charming, TALL, bearded, had so many things in common with Ghost I noticed and said, no way, it’s just coincidence. Until he mentioned eight years as his maximum time in a job or relationship including his marrages. I knew it was a coincidence at that point.

    But here I am comparing someone I just met to someone I have NEVER met and the never met came out ahead. That’s scary.

  61. Mindy from Indy, sounds like Thunder needs an escort when she goes out. Do you have an idea which other cat is doing this? Or if it is some other animal? I know how nerve-racking it is to have your pet come home as the loser in a fight. What solved our problem with a couple was getting them fixed. They lost that urge to go looking for a fight but would defend their own territory.

  62. My notes from catching up:

    GR6 – fast hair growth linked to good blood supply in scalp.

    College friend was a Turkey Sexer for a short while.

    Saw on How Its Made – they determine sex by wing feather shape. I am sure it is piece
    work so some errors are made or sent down wrong chute.
    50ya Knew a chicken sexer drove a better car than I did – he mad alot more than min.
    wage.

    Jackie when we had Maynard & Arnold we had to color their ears they were so alike.
    Or lift their tail – different color fur on butt (TMI) Maynard went to a good home
    with his buddy Ivy.

    emb You can get Velcro fasteners on shoes again?

    GR6 M/BR was not convicted so is only “Alleged” M/BR

    Rick f S
    Have you seen 5 planet alignment? Was overcast here today & yesterday & tomorrow.
    Supposed to be visible till Feb. 20

  63. Good morning Villagers…

    Rick and Old Bear…just yesterday I had read about the five planet alignment…looking forward to those morning skies again, they’ll be just above the horizon when I leave. Been cloudy this week, more snow is coming in….arruuuuggghhhh!!!!!

    Indy Mindy…glad to hear Thunder is rebounding, it is so much fun to watch kittehs play, do you have a feather on a string…they are a riot jumping and twisting in mid air. My Snowee was quite the acrobat…silly us, we would ‘oooh and ahhh” πŸ™‚

    Jackie…not only is Jonathan a gentleman, but he’s good eye candy…especially when he smiles. He made me wait on him as I got there first. Boss had scrapped parking lot, and it was slick. Didn’t want me walking on it alone. His little brother ‘Skittles’ has a lot to work on to be like his older brother.

    Miss Charlotte, was curious as to what you were up to (pun intended). Good to hear there was positive news and a courteous staff, that always helps the anxiety.

    Had to go to other hen house to sew a belt. Now for the life of me, the one lady there who has been there for 20 years has never sewn a belt. Good grief, all this bio-security is wearing me out. I went through two hazmat suits, three plastic boots and two hair nets. Boss saw me wearing my stocking cap (with the name of his mill on it), said you still wearing that cap? Yes, I said, it keeps my ears warm….then I grinned. He said, well at least you put on a hair net over it…be sure and keep it washed. I told him I had two….and yes they do get washed, if not I have others….a bright red one….the hens love it πŸ™‚

    And lately, my new perfume is called ‘Lysol’ πŸ™‚

    GR πŸ˜‰ facade…now there’s a word that’s not been mentioned here before.

    Still haven’t bought my new tennis shoes….(Corp gave Boss $100 for each hen house employee to buy shoes strictly for hen house) I took in my good pair….I will replace them, and I love velcro tennis shoes…will look for them.

    ya’ll have a blessed day

  64. Debbe πŸ˜‰ You’ve got it, baby. πŸ˜‰ And be careful on that parking lot…don’t make a sitzmark. (I’ll have to admit that’s a new one for me, too. It’s the Dictionary.com “Word of the Day”. Makes sense when you think about it for a second or two, though.)

  65. I’m ba-ack. Mother is in nursing home, film at 5, and, re family, I’m tired of trying to be kindergarten cop. Thanks for kind comments from the Village. Which reminds me, I had to talk mother into leaving the oxygen alone and not getting on the train to Willoughby, for now. I noted on Wednesday (whoever made the calendar can’t spell) that it was Saints Fabian and Sebastian day. The joke is too obvious so I will skip it. Later.

  66. Trying for couple more hours sleep. My friends from Texas will be here today to do more search for missing boats and boat parts for the six boats I donated to museum, school in Port Aransas.

    Newest minions come with too much drama too but seem to be trying. The sins of the parents and other relatives visit onto the children. Thus is not necessarily an Okie thing or even a social stratification. If you can do heroine and cocaine you may have more money than me. And cigarettes and boose. Lots of wasted money there.

    Goodnight all. I saw Gal on Facebook just now and Jerry and Mindy came back. Who else are we missing? Where’s the Village orphans report? Sand?

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