Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Roadrunner Theme in Korean

Translation of an American Classic

road runner

This is the actual theme song in Korean. I like it better than the original, which you may look at here, so you have the chance to decide for yourself. "Load-lunner lalalalalala." Beep Beep!''

Below is the same theme, over the end credits. The truly observant will note the presence in "Additional Voice Characterizations" (there was someone else besides the two stars?) of the legendary June Foray, who is still very much going strong as of the date of this writing (2013) as a voice actress. The legendary animator Chuck Jones also is listed in the "Stories By" section.

Beep Beep!!


Monday, February 25, 2013

A cat's reaction to the 2013 Oscars

Argo won Best Picture? And the Director Ben Affleck wasn't even nominated?

A cat's reaction to the 2013 Oscars hosted by Seth MacFarlane. "He sang about.... WHAT????"

Six Reasons to be a Cat

Six Reasons to Consider Being a Cat

Consider being a cat
And you get lots of loving!

Really, it's a cat's world, we just get to live in it, too.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's a Jeep, If I wanted a Hummer I'd....

If I wanted a hummer I'd call your sister
Tale that!

Jeep owners are very precise about their word choices. Very scholarly, protective of the brand and looking for the fundamental truth underlying all things. Cogito ergo sum, res ipsa locquitor, and parlez-vous redneck!

The Key to Having Control Over Your Life

Rein it in and Your Ride will be Smoother

Control your thoughts
It's not as easy as you might think.
Get control over yourself, then others won't bother you. It's the first step in reaching a deeper understanding of how things work. The more that others can irritate you, the less control you have over yourself. Don't give them the control, you must seize the control and exercise it.

Become the master of your domain. You cannot do that if others are the instigators of your reactions. Do not let others control you by controlling your emotions. Entire businesses are set up to take advantage of knee-jerk reactions to things they know will provoke a reaction. Don't be their slave.

Do you get upset at what others say or do, then act in response? Think carefully. Most people do that. In fact, all people may do that at some point. But think about what happened after you reacted. Was it a positive result? Or a negative one?

Perhaps you had a momentary sense of release. You told them off, right? But what was the long-term effect? Was it what you really wanted? Or could it have been better if you had not reacted so swiftly, but instead followed a longer-term plan?

I bet it was the latter in most instances.

Think. Then act. Don't react.


Health Benefits of Something You Never Heard Of

Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt

Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt
You don't have to go to the Himalayas to get this, either!

Just another helpful hint about something that may not be a miracle, but sure is helpful.

Natural Pain Killers

Natural is Good

natural pain killers
Most of these are quite tasty even if you have no pain!

Sure, you feel good now....

natural pain killers
I don't need any reason to eat pineapple!

... but I guarantee you that someday, if you like natural remedies, these will come in very handy!

Natural pain killers
Nothing better than blueberries in season to cure just about anything!

Hope some of these can help someone out there.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

You Never Know How Close You Are

Giving Up is the Only Mistake

Never give up
Don't give up, never give up.

You never know how close you are to your dreams. They could be right around the next corner! Never give up! Courtesy of Anthony Robbins.

Male Prostitute

male prostitute
And don't worry, I'll take notes, too!

Forget about Mel Gibson movies and all that jazz, this is what women really want.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

How I Move My Stuff

Moving stuff

Here's the deal, you pack all your stuff on the old beater, then you floor it! Well, it's either this, or I have Max pull my sleigh.

That Awkward Moment When You've Already Said...

Awkward moment

I know, I know, it's me, it's not you, dear. Could you go over that one more time, please?

Why You Should Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking
Stop smoking.

This is a topic near and dear to my own heart, believe me. If stuff like this annoys you, just wonder for a moment what it means that total strangers care more about your health than you do.

My Big 'ol Pile 'o Snow

My Big Pile Of Snow

I will be looking back at these photos fondly in July!

These are pictures from a blizzard that hit my area of Colorado on February 20, 2013. Everybody has their own pictures and memories, undoubtedly more interesting and dramatic than mine. However, these pictures make me chuckle, and as my header above says, I post things that make me chuckle in hopes they have the same effect on you.

These are a few pictures of my major shoveling operation in the aftermath of the storm. Colorado needs the water yak yak yak, I know, I'm not saying I hate snow and I'm not complaining. I am fine with snow. Really. I love snow. I love water. I love Colorado. I LOVE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IN COLORADO. I'm just showing you pictures of my snow pile without trying to imply any kind of snarky comments about anything.

Watch, it will be over 50 Degrees by sometime next week (postscript - It actually took until the first few days of March for it to hit 50 Degrees, so about ten days).

Blizzard February 20-21 2013

Blizzard February 20-21 2013

Blizzard February 20-21 2013

Blizzard February 20-21 2013

Blizzard February 20-21 2013

Blizzard February 20-21 2013

Blizzard February 20-21 2013

And we had another snowstorm on February 27, 2013:

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Patience: What You Have When....

patience witnesses
Are you looking at me? Are YOU looking at ME?

Gotta learn to keep a handle on it, bud. Patience is next to Godliness.

Monday, February 18, 2013

What Lies Behind Us....

what lies within us
Sometimes you have to dig deep, and you won't know how deep until you get there

Be positive, be strong, arm yourself with courage because nobody else is going to save you.

Even Wild Animals....

Animals showing courtesy
If they don't need to kill, they don't

Even wild animals know when to extend a little courtesy. What's your excuse?

Here's the story behind the pictures:

Photographer Michel Denis captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya. He was astounded by what he saw: "These brothers have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old, On the morning he saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily."

Then extraordinary scenes followed; they just walked away without hurting him.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fantasy World Map

Fantasy World Map
I shoulda turned left at Albuquerque...
A map of Fantasy World - just in case you get lost. Narnia and Oz are front and center, along with Wonderland and Middle Earth. I like how they have "Westeros" in the East. I think Michael Jackson's old place is up there near the top. Doesn't look like a bad place to visit, I think you'd have to choose where to live very carefully, though.


How many faces can you see?

faces in a tree
How many faces can you spot?

I like pictorial challenges and post a lot of them. They are fun because, let's face it, the Internet is a visual medium and this is the kind of challenge for which it is best suited. I won't give you an answer - heck, I could be wrong myself - but I guarantee you that there are more than a handful of faces.

Sugar Addiction: How it Works

Sugar addiction
But it tastes so good, and I'm still so young and thin!

Just about everything can be bad for you. Sugar is way up there, though.

A true friend is....

A true friend is
And maybe fried at times, too

And this is why most peoples' best friend is their dog or cat.

Women don't Work as Hard as Men....

Women work as hard as men
And they'll keep reminding you of that, too!

I see this kind of thing from women all the time. It used to irk me. However, over time, I've changed my opinion about stuff like this. Now my response - from the heart - is summed up by this quote from the Jack Nicholson character, Melvin Udall, in "As Good as it Gets":

You make me want to be a better man!

So, there you go, for whatever that's worth.

Pathway to Success

How to suceed
I probably don't need to point out that the "keep on doing" part is the most important - but will anyway

Aside from preparation, the key to success in just about anything is perseverance. Preparation and persistence, the two p's, focus on them and you have a shot.

Diet Soda Health Consequences

Diet Soda is NOT Good for You

Diet soda health effects
Soda in general is bad for you - grow up and give it up.

One of my goals is to remind people about the health effects of various diet choices. People aren't going to change their predilections because of something like this, naturally. However, maybe if you see this today but don't care because everything with you is great and the stuff satisfies certain current desires and needs, it may spark a thought that germinates ten years from now or later when health choices start gaining a slightly higher priority. Go here for more soda effects on your health.

There be Whales, Captain!

Whale pod
Ay, Captain, any one will do!

I had a friend who just lives for whales. We once drove to a point north of San Francisco (a very cliff there, windy as hell, too) to see if we could spot some, but no luck. I can only imagine what she must think of this, and as is so often the case with old girlfriends, her loves wore off on me. The technical term for this is “super mega-pod,” and the whales covered an area of five by seven miles. Whales dig sardines, herring and squid (they must like pizza), so this is like the Woodstock of marine life. Nice to see that whales are here to stay, no worries about them dying out if the can stage this kind of event!

Oh, and for those who are not "Star Trek" nerds like me, the references are to "Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home."

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Benefits of Kissing

Kissing Makes the World Go 'Round - and It's Good for You, too

Kissing oxytocin stress
Kissing - it's good for you!

Well, and not to mention what it may lead to. Kissing is something that the world really needs more of!

I'm a little unclear about what Clorox has to do with kissing, exactly, but there's some interesting information in the infographic from them below about kissing:

Kiss and live longer

Greece, What a Scenic Country....

I have no real reason for posting this photograph of Greece, but it is so lovely, I just love to look at it. Bit of a windy day, looks like somewhere in the Cyclades.

Beauty comes in all sizes...

Beauty really does come in all sizes!!!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I'm Here, Now What Are....

What are you other two wishes
Well, um, about those three wishes...

"Twilight" fans might appreciate this one. Taylor Lautner of "Twilight" still ring a bell? For that matter, does the word "Twilight" still remind you of vampires?

What are you other two wishes

Okay, here it is. Taylor Lautner played Jacob Black in the "Twilight" saga. The "Twilight Saga" was about vampires and werewolves written by Stephanie Meyer. But you knew that... right? Of course, you did!

What are you other two wishes

Hey, times change! (Shrug.)

What are you other two wishes

We hear he's not a bad guy, actually. Bye, Taylor!


Accept the fact that....

Bill Murray accept the fact
And that's the fact, Jack!

There are comedians, there are actors... and then there is Bill Murray.