This, That and the Other Thing

This, That and the Other Thing


January 19th, 2012

With all the serious events taking place in the world this week it has been tough finding anything funny or weird to write about.  But have no fear I managed to dig up a few goodies to tickle your funny bone.



The Reuters News Organization is reporting, “ The Iranian government has banned the production of Valentine’s Day gifts and any promotion of the day celebrating romantic love to combat what it sees as a spread of Western culture.”

It has been reported that “The printing works owners’ union issued an instruction on the ban, imposed by Iranian authorities, covering gifts such as cards, boxes with the symbols of hearts and red roses.”

“Honoring foreign celebrations is the spread of Western culture,” said the union’s head, Ali Nikou Sokhan, ILNA news agency reported. “Our country has an ancient civilization and various days to honor kindness, love and affection.”

I can just see the relief in all the eyes of the Iranian men knowing they no longer have to run down to the local هفت یازده to buy their Valentines a box of شکلاتها.




As if we didn’t have enough holidays we can’t remember here comes another one.  Today is….you ready?…..National Popcorn Day….tadaahh!!!!   Yeah that’s what I thought too.  But it really is a special day right up there with, National Bubba Day which every June 2nd honors anyone named or called Bubba; National Splurge Day, celebrated on June 17th , is a day to treat yourself excessively, to anything you want, and to excess if you desire; and the always popular National Hollerin’ Contest Day, which is celebrated on the third Saturday in June and allows you to yell and scream at the top of your lungs.

Oy Vie!!!


Just when you think people couldn’t get any dumber you read this story reported by Reuters.

Dateline:  Miami..Burglars snorted the cremated remains of a man and two dogs in the mistaken belief that they had stolen illegal drugs, Florida sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday.

The thieves took an urn containing the ashes of the victims father and another container with the ashes of her two Great Danes, along with electronic equipment and jewelry, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators learned what happened to the ashes after they arrested five teens in connection with another burglary attempt at a nearby home last week.

“The suspects mistook the ashes for either cocaine or heroin. It was soon discovered that the suspects snorted some of the ashes believing they were snorting cocaine,” the sheriff’s report said.

Once they realized their error, the suspects discussed returning the remaining ashes but threw them in a lake instead because they thought their fingerprints were on the containers, sheriff’s spokesman Judge Cochran said.

Police divers were trying to recover the ashes but to no avail. The suspects were jailed on numerous charges of burglary and other crimes.

Like being STUPID!!!!!!  Think about it though…who was dumber the kids snorting ashes or the divers trying to find them in the lake.  How about we add a National Stupid Day to the menu too.

In closing I just want to add that every  June 18th is International Panic Day, a day for everyone to be worried and concerned.   Here in the United States it’s called American Panic day and it started November 2nd, 2010 and runs till November 2nd, 2012.

That’s all folks and remember…”Watch the Skies”.

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