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Always look on the bright side of life ...... => Funny you should say that ........ => Topic started by: Blue Bird on Monday December 31, 2007, 05:45:07 PM

Title: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Monday December 31, 2007, 05:45:07 PM
This is meant to be a fun thread. It's a place to come to and post something that's on your mind, or just a phrase that you want to post. No posts should relate to the previous post. It's your chance to post something that you want to post to make others think or just for the fun of it.

Welcome to Non Sequitur>, the thread for deliberate senselessness or sense
out of context, if you will. _Non_sequitur_ is Latin for "it does not follow,"
i.e., it has no connection to that which precedes it.

             The following is prohibited in this thread:

1.) Posts related to any other in the forum.
2.) Any post that would be considered disruptive, a personal attack
    against another Skincell user, or otherwise a flame.

This thread is intended to be FUN. *Join in!*

   *  Don't make sequiturs (e.g. don't carry on a topic of a previous
      post).
   *  Don't disrupt the thread:
      "Behave yourself as you would if someone's guest in real life."

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Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Monday December 31, 2007, 06:00:29 PM
  So where do you go to find a researcher who is intelligent, imaginative, skilled in the use of computers, devoted to discovering the truth, and knowledgeable about science, technology, history, and literature, and who usually works for dirt and gets credit for nothing? After lunch I drove to the city library on Main street and asked the reference librarian.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Monday December 31, 2007, 08:43:40 PM
There's an AARP (American Association for Retired Persons) commercial on right now.
/me is a master of the truely RANDOM. ;D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: totalfolly on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 01:29:05 AM
Green turtles can migrate more than 1,400 miles to lay their eggs.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: M@t on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 02:03:24 AM
The widget in a can of John Smith's Extra Smooth is very cleverly designed to produce the perfect pint.

Looks like a ball with a hole in it to me.

Caused a few minutes of laughter playing "Dirty Mind - The game with dirty clues and clean answers"...

A rather merry Uncle2B Matt.



Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: CalamityJane on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 02:10:26 AM
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Don't make sequiturs (e.g. don't carry on a topic of an unscrolled post).

I've no idea what this means ::) Please elaborate.........what is an unscrolled post?

Jane
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 07:56:13 AM
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Don't make sequiturs (e.g. don't carry on a topic of an unscrolled post).

I've no idea what this means ::) Please elaborate.........what is an unscrolled post?

Jane

 I'll take that out. That was a reference to a different billboard system that only allowed 150 posts. Since we have unlimited postings, I won't enforce that.
 
 Sorry, Jane. Thanks for making me make a sequitar in the non seq thread.  ;D
I'm going to modify that out, so you won't see it there anymore.
 
 From now on- .No more seq's in the non seq's thread  :laugh: :shake:
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 08:01:10 AM
Chuck Norris doesn't read, he stares the book down and it gives him the information he wants.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Funny_Mod on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 11:05:24 AM
I can't believe it - no matter how careful I am I always seem to find a teaspoon when I empty the washing up bowl...
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: totalfolly on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 01:44:29 PM
Like bats, dolphins use echolocation to navigate and hunt, bouncing high-pitched sounds off of objects and listening for the echoes.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 02:38:50 PM
I own one share of Coca-Cola stock. It pays me about 34 cents every four months, and earns me an occasional invite to stockholders' conventions. ;D

It drives poor Dan insane, since he worries that my $1.36 earnings will cause trouble with the income tax. ::)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: M@t on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 04:00:49 PM
Three things you can do with a CD besides play them:

Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Tuesday January 01, 2008, 06:51:00 PM
All is quiet on New Year's Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year's Day
                                    -U2
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Wednesday January 02, 2008, 04:50:19 AM
 I love my cousin, Tommy, and all, but after reading his overly saccharine, positively
perky, aren't-we-wonderful, fairy tale family newsletter in his Christmas card, all I could think of was, "Man, they sound happy as all hell."
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Thursday January 03, 2008, 04:34:26 AM
'Twas the Month after Christmas
The following was shared by surfer Cathy W.





'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste,
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared,
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared.

The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese,
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt,
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt.

I said to myself, as I only can,
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.

Every last bit of food that I like mus t be banished,
'Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie--not even a lick,
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore,
But isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Thursday January 03, 2008, 01:38:07 PM
What do you say to a Zen hot dog vendor?

"Make me one with everything."
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Friday January 04, 2008, 06:04:53 AM
 Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
                                         -Benjamin Franklin  (1706 - 1790)

Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: M@t on Friday January 04, 2008, 06:39:22 AM
Why is it when you need to wear a suit, it needs cleaning, but any other time, it's perfectly clean?
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Friday January 04, 2008, 12:36:45 PM
Top 5 Reasons my Silver-baby Barfs on the Carpet

5. That carpet cleaner Mama puts down afterwads smells sooo good!
4. Sister makes hairballs, and I have to compete somehow.
3. Mama, I *told* you I don't like this food!
2. Chewing? What's that?
1. I can hold my liquor food! I can do it!
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: BlistersOnMyFingers on Friday January 04, 2008, 01:13:03 PM
Ming-Ming is my favorite Wonder Pet.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Friday January 04, 2008, 08:53:41 PM
I never thought I would iron a Hawaiian shirt, but I did today.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: BlistersOnMyFingers on Friday January 04, 2008, 09:16:09 PM
What's good and bad about Star Wars:

Darth Vader was an intergalactic, major league badass.

Anakin Skywalker, not so much.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: sssyeahright on Friday January 04, 2008, 09:36:32 PM
one year i left our christmas tree up until well into sept.(it was an artifical one)  to-day my daughter came and i supervised, Tam: mom i never knew how much you're like gran so picky about everything being put up where it goes. fifteen boxes of assorted sizes to be pulled out filled up, then replaced in the closet.  i just  smiled and handed her a egg salad sandwhich
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Friday January 04, 2008, 11:36:26 PM
I opened the window and in flew Enza  :coffee:
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: BlistersOnMyFingers on Friday January 04, 2008, 11:48:41 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/funny-pictures-cat-drive-thru.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Saturday January 05, 2008, 06:47:39 AM
Don't ya love her madly
Don't ya need her badly
Don't ya love her ways
Tell me what you say

Don't ya love her madly
Wanna be her daddy
Don't ya love her face
Don't ya love her as she's walkin' out the door
Like she did one thousand times before
                                                               - The Doors
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: totalfolly on Saturday January 05, 2008, 12:41:38 PM
This morning I have to take two of my five cats to the vet for their annual exams and vaccinations.  Next weekend, it'll be two more, and then finally the last one.  ::)  But I can't do more than two at a time.

This wouldn't be any problem, except three of my five are former feral cats, and they have this uncanny sense regarding upcoming vet visits.  So I have to be tricky to get them into a carrier.  I started by putting the carrier in the small bathroom last weekend so they'd be accustomed to seeing it there.  And I began doing two-handed stroking of the feral cat I planned to take in this morning (I'm taking one feral and one non-feral).

This morning I fed everybody as usual, and when Smoky (my very fat feral foster cat) came to rub against me after he'd finished, I stroked him a time or two with one hand, then a time or two with both hands, then I lifted him up and scooted into the bathroom with him, where I shut the door and encouraged him into the carrier.  *sigh*  He's complaining loudly, and it's still 2.25 hours till his appointment, but it was my only chance to get him.  If I'd missed, I'd have had to substitute another non-feral cat because he'd never have let me get near him again today.

totalfolly, cat-catcher ;D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Saturday January 05, 2008, 01:42:14 PM
Dude, I love this thread. ;D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Saturday January 05, 2008, 06:12:26 PM
/me wonders why there's only one Monopolies Commission (the Govt organisation that ensures free market enterprise and competition)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: itchychick on Sunday January 06, 2008, 03:07:03 PM
It's really too bad that pandoro is only available at Christmas time, and that it's a pain to make from scratch.  It really does make awesome french toast.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: sssyeahright on Sunday January 06, 2008, 03:56:08 PM
just tossed a cricket out of the house g-child is afraid of bugs, but she's watching a bugs life, as i type.  go figure
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: BlistersOnMyFingers on Sunday January 06, 2008, 04:24:02 PM
My 10 year old, 13 pound, westie-poodle mix wears a diaper.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: M@t on Sunday January 06, 2008, 05:49:52 PM
Why is it certain words in a certain sequence can make you sad?

I'm sad now.  :(
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Sunday January 06, 2008, 09:12:53 PM
Dan just found out about something wild, and just told me about it.

Angry German Mariachi.

I can't quite wrap my mind around that...
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Monday January 07, 2008, 11:47:57 AM
My husband is driving me crazy,
My hubby is making me nuts.
My loved one is driving me crazy,
No ifsies or andsies or buts.

;D He assures me the feeling is mutual. And why the bloody <bleep> does a hand-held unit need a speakerphone, anyway?
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Tuesday January 08, 2008, 07:14:22 AM
   Phil Spector is going back to court? I thought we executed him months ago.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: GuzziHeroV50 on Tuesday January 08, 2008, 11:58:42 AM
Ive only been really up to speed with my rowing for about 3 weeks, and Ive lost 5lbs with no diet change :D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Wednesday January 09, 2008, 03:19:48 AM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/funny-pictures-cat-hides-body.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Wednesday January 09, 2008, 12:22:30 PM
When you're used to getting up at 8:00, 6:15 comes EARLY in the morning. :coffee:
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: BlistersOnMyFingers on Wednesday January 09, 2008, 12:31:45 PM
This is easily the most attention I've paid to the presidential primaries since the 92 election year.  Last night I was glued to the TV following the New Hampshire primary results.  The Hillary Clinton / Barack Obama battle in particular is probably much more historic than people realize.  '08 is gonna be fun.  :D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: itchychick on Thursday January 10, 2008, 10:00:38 PM
A big bowl of raspberries and blackberries. ;D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Friday January 11, 2008, 08:09:08 AM
Oh poodles - it's raining again
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Friday January 11, 2008, 11:02:25 AM
For the first time in *ages,* I have a purring Tamyra on my lap. It makes using the laptop tricky (at the moment I'm holding the computer so the keyboard is nearly vertical and pecking this message out one-handed), but it's worth it. ;D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Friday January 11, 2008, 06:08:45 PM
(http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Matt/and-on-the-fourth-day-god-said-let-there-be-acronyms.png)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: LIGA girl on Friday January 11, 2008, 06:20:32 PM
Just got back from holidays and trying to get the washing and unpacking done   :D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Friday January 11, 2008, 08:39:04 PM
Lord Gordon tae his lady said
"My honey and my succour,
O shall we dae the thing ye ken,
Or shall we tak oor supper?"

Wi' modest face, and comely grace
Replied the bonny lady,
"My noble lord, dae as ye please,
But yer supper isna ready!"

Ancient Scottish Song (more correctly, Sang)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Friday January 11, 2008, 11:03:20 PM
Joy, health, love and peace
Be all here in this place.
By your leave, we we will sing
Concerning our king.
Our kind is well dressed
With silks of the best.
With riches so rare
No king can compare.

We have traveled many miles
Over hedges and styles
In search of our king
to you we bring
Old Christmas is past:
Tweveth Night is the last
And we bid you adeu...
Great joy to the new!

Ok, now hopefully that song won't get stuck in my head every time I read Bunnie's sig file... ;D I love that one!
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Saturday January 12, 2008, 07:06:05 AM
I was able to use ECZEMA with a triple word score last night in Scrabble - woohoo!  ;D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Saturday January 12, 2008, 04:58:03 PM
Q:   What is purple and concord the world?
A:   Alexander the Grape.

;D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: GuzziHeroV50 on Saturday January 12, 2008, 11:13:59 PM
Despite the hype surrounding it, and my respect for the low-budget involved in its production, I find Shaun Of The Dead about the worst and least funny film I have ever witnessed.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Sunday January 13, 2008, 09:26:11 AM
The Black Eyed Peas and Where is the Love? was playing in the background just now - and this verse struck a chord... and brought a tear - had to share...

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm getting older y'all people get colder
Most of us only care about money makin
Selfishness got us followin the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting their young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what the see in the cinema
Whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love, we're spreading anomosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feeling under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feeling down
It's no wonder why sometimes I'm feeling under
I gotta keep my faith alive, until love is found


Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: totalfolly on Sunday January 13, 2008, 07:48:07 PM
I have just finished cleaning my house.  I can't say it's a great job (it never is) because it's a lot of house and my weekends are just too short for a good job, but it's close enough.

The whole house-cleaning thing just annoys me.  Once I've done it, it should stay done for a while!  Sheesh!

totalfolly
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: itchychick on Monday January 14, 2008, 08:51:41 PM
Yeeesh :-\ :P
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Monday January 14, 2008, 10:24:24 PM
Two, of my many favourite bits of Shakespeare, from my favourite of his plays.... A Misummer Night's Dream
Oberon to Puck....
" I know a bank whereon the Wild Thyme blows,
  Where Oxlips and the nodding Violet grows,
  Quite over-canopied with lush Woodbine,
  With sweet Musk Roses, and with Eglantine:
  There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
  Lulled in these flowers, with dances and delight.
  And there the snake throws her enamelled skin,
  Weed wide, enough to wrap a fairy in."

Nightfall in the palace of the duke, after his  wedding......
Oberon....  to the band of fairies ...
"Through this house give glimmering light,
By the dead and drowsy fire:
Every elf and fairy sprite, hop as light as bird from briar;
And this ditty after me, sing and dance it trippingly.
Titania....to the fairies
First rehearse your song by rote,
To each word a warbling note,
Hand in hand , with fairy grace,
Will we sing and bless this place."
Bunnie
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Sunday January 20, 2008, 06:17:33 AM
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues;
it means taking pleasure in them
                      - Jacob Bronowski

Jacob Bronowski (January 18, 1908 - August 22, 1974) was a British mathematician of Polish-Jewish origin, best remembered as the presenter and writer of the BBC television documentary series, The Ascent of Man.


Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Sunday January 20, 2008, 01:49:19 PM
Code Poem for The French Resistance

The life that I have is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours.
The love that I have of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have,
Yet death will be but a pause,
For the peace of my years in the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Leo Marks 1920-2001
Leo Marks describes how this most beautiful poem came to be written in his book, "Between Silk and Cyanide". This book is a "must read' and amplifies what little knowledge we have of those incredibly brave people who fought the
war as secret agents.
Leo Marks composed this in 1943, for his fiancee who was killed just before Christmas 1943 in a plane crash while training in Canada. She was a God-daughter of Charles Hambro, one of his superiors. At age 22  Leo Marks began working for the SOE and created secret codes for the agents dropped into Europe.
His father owned 84 Charing Cross Road, and Freud visited several times, researching his book on Moses.The bookshop was featured in the exchange of letters between the bookshop and Helene Hanff. This became a book and latterly a play and film.
This poem featured was *only* given to Violet Szabo (the heroine depicted in the film Carve Her Name With Pride )Violet Szabo was a half french working class girl from Brixton in England. She was a young widow of a Capt. in the French Foreign Legion, killed at the Battle El-Alemain. They had a daughter Tania. Sadly her father was killed, so he never actually got to see her.
Agents were not allowed to use the same poem or text as any other agent had ever used. Violet Szabo couldn't memorise the poem she had already been given, try as she might, and asked to be given another one. Marks then gave her this very personal one, which she loved and memorised quickly.
By altering words and their place in the lines when she transmitted home, they knew certain things about her
mission. They knew by the last transmission that she was about to be arrested.
Ultimately Violette Szabo was executed, together with fellow SOE agents Lillian Rolfe and Denise Bloch, at the notorious Ravensbrück concentration camp on an unknown date in January 1945. She was 23-years old.
On December 12th, 1946, Tania Szabo, then aged four, received her mother's posthumous George Cross from King George VIth; she was wearing the dress that Violette brought back from her first sortie into enemy occupied France. The citation in part reads: -
Madame Szabo volunteered to undertake a particularly dangerous mission in France…. In her execution of the delicate researches entailed she showed great presence of mind and astuteness. She was twice arrested…., but each time managed to get away.
She was arrested and had to undergo solitary confinement. She was then continuously and atrociously tortured, but never by word or deed gave away any of her acquaintances or told the enemy anything of value. She was ultimately executed. Mme Szabo gave a magnificent example of courage and steadfastness.



Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Pariah on Monday January 21, 2008, 02:50:51 AM
"There is no use trying," said Alice, "I cannot believe impossible things."

"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen.
 "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."


Lewis Carroll, from Alice in Wonderland
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Monday January 21, 2008, 05:20:11 PM
Marie-Jeanne Bécu,who became Countess du Barry,was the royal mistress of King Louis XV. Upon King Louis XV's death in 1774, she was banished from court.

In 1792 she was arrested by the Revolutionary Tribunal in Paris and charged with treason. Found guilty of counter-revolutionary activities, she faced the scaffold on Dec. 8, 1793. Reportedly she did not die with dignity, but rather screamed and pleaded for mercy from the jeering crowd and had to be dragged to the guillotine.

http://www.headlesshistoricals.com/DollGallery/MarieBecu.htm
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Monday January 21, 2008, 07:41:26 PM
I have a scar on my eyebrow. It's from a bicycle accident: I skidded on some gravel. I kinda like it; Mama's mortified about it for some reason.

The funniest part was what a friend of mine told me later: his mama saw the accident (I knew that part) and for some reason thought he had pushed me over! I always did wonder why she didn't run out to help me... she was busy giving poor John a spanking. I don't even think he was outside...
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Monday January 21, 2008, 10:21:00 PM
Apparently, the new liner Queen Mary 2 uses the same amount of fuel on a single transatlantic crossing as an average family car would consume driving to the moon and back 77 times!  :o
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Tuesday January 22, 2008, 02:34:12 PM
Many of our modern expressions and idioms came to us through the pen of Shakespeare himself. Whether he actually invented them or not is not clear, but it’s probably doubtful. However, Bernard Levin (no small writer himself) summarised a good deal of Shakespeare’s achievements when he stated that:....

“If you cannot understand my argument, and declare ‘it’s all Greek to me’, you are quoting Shakespeare.
If you recall your salad days, or act more in sorrow than in anger, you’re quoting Shakespeare.
If you have ever refused to budge an inch, have played fast and loose, have been tongue-tied, a tower of  strength, hoodwinked or in a pickle, then you’re also quoting Shakespeare.
If you’ve ever slept not a wink, stood on ceremony, had short shrift or cold comfort, or even had too much of a good thing, if you’ve seen better days, lived in a fool’s paradise - why, be that as it may, the more fool you, for it is a foregone conclusion that you are (as luck would have it) again quoting Shakespeare.”
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Friday January 25, 2008, 08:15:35 PM
A MODERN fAIRY TALE....

Once upon a time in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.

The frog hopped into the princess' lap and said: "Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so."

That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on lightly sautéed frog legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled and thought to herself: I don't   :-X f%*@ing :-X think so!

 

Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Sunday January 27, 2008, 10:54:13 AM
"If you want to let your imagination run wild,

dip into a few Bible stories. Why take a trip on acid

when you can read the Bible?"

-- PJ Harvey in Rolling Stone
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Tuesday January 29, 2008, 01:11:15 AM
   Messenger Bags for the Street
     Ain't No Man Purses Here
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: M@t on Tuesday January 29, 2008, 06:47:21 AM
I need a shave today.

I feel like I have coarse grass growing on my face.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Tuesday January 29, 2008, 07:18:02 PM
Love is having a purring kitty on your lap. :)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Friday February 01, 2008, 12:02:15 AM
 Are you smarter than a fifth grader?
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Friday February 01, 2008, 03:55:53 PM
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Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Friday February 01, 2008, 04:25:45 PM
Cupid once upon a bed of roses, laid his weary head.
Luckless urchin, not to see within the leaves, a slumbering bee!
The bee awaked! .....
With anger wild the bee awaked and stung the child.
Loud and piteous are his cries, to Venus quick, he runs he flies!
"O mother ! I am wounded through, I die with pain ...in sooth I do!
Stung by some little angry thing, some serpent on a tiny wing.
A bee it was! for once I know, I heard a rustic call it so."
Thus he spoke: and she the while, heard him; With a soothing smile
Then said, "My infant! If so much,thou feel the little wild bee's touch,
How must the heart, ah Cupid! be, the hapless heart that's stung by thee!
T.Moore
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Friday February 01, 2008, 06:17:45 PM
What's got four legs and an arm?
 
     A Pitbull in a playground
 
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Sunday February 03, 2008, 04:25:31 AM

         Don't Taze me, bro.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: totalfolly on Sunday February 03, 2008, 03:07:03 PM
A month ago, the art show run by our agency's employee association opened, and the two pieces I entered, while not among the "featured artist" entries, have generated lots of awed comments...and one commission.  I'm always a little surprised when someone likes my work enough to pay for it.  And I'm anxious, too, because I know I can do good work, but, well, what if something goes wrong?  When I'm working for myself, I don't worry about that.  When I'm working for someone else, I want the piece to be as perfect as it can be.

I'm nearing completion on the commission, and it's gone together beautifully so far.

totalfolly
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Sunday February 03, 2008, 05:01:48 PM
Today for brunch I had 2 bowls of Golden Grahms. Pretty pathetic when you realize I paid $8 for it, but <bleep> it all, that's what I was in the mood for. And those were the best two bowls of Golden Grahms I've ever eaten. :)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Sunday February 03, 2008, 05:55:24 PM
Things Mothers Say.

"I told you to go before we left the house"

"If I come over there, there will be trouble"

"Here, let me do it!"

"It's alright, nobody will notice"

"Don't put that in your mouth! You don't know where it's been!"

"After all I have done for you"

"You will thank me one day"

"One day you will learn who your best friend is"

"Who is "she", the cat's mother?"

"Don't give me that look, I invented it!"

" I won't tell you again!"

" If I had spoken to "my" mother like that"

"I'm not as green as cabbage looking"

" You must think I was born yesterday?"

"When I was your age...."

"I don't care who started it.....I'm finishing it!"

"Share and share alike"

"How would you feel if someone did that to you?"

" Come down off there!"

"Will you be quiet? I can't hear myself think"

" I have told you once if not a hundred times"

"Where have you been till this time of night?"

"What's his/her name then?"

"Where do they live?"

"Where did you get that?"

"You are not bringing that in here!"

"You are going whether you like it or not!"

"Don't stand on street corners, chatting to (boys/girls) I would rather you brought them home."

"I hope you are listening?"

"I may as well talk to the wall"

"Will you PLEASE tidy your room?"

" Have you been washed today?"

" You will laugh on the other side of your face if I come over there!"

" You will see the devil in that mirror one of these days"

" What's that on your face?"

" Will you turn that down!"

" Children should be seen and not heard"

"Night Night! God bless darling"






Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Monday February 04, 2008, 06:15:56 AM
I hate how much I love you boy
I can't stand how much I need you
And I hate how much I love you boy
But I just can't let you go
And I hate that I love you so.......
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Saturday February 09, 2008, 04:11:20 AM
 Hey, it's Friday night.
 I call "party night".
                            -Jimmy Kimmel
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Saturday February 09, 2008, 12:06:26 PM
I wish to share with you a part of my hobby  which is Deltiology, (the collecting of postcards.)
I only collect artist signed postcards, they are not actually signed by the artist, but they are printed copies of their work which carry their printed signature. I do collect one other type, and this other collection I have is of WW1 French Silks.
The organza material was  hand embroidered by French and Belgian women during the first world 1914-1918 war, for "pin money". A piece of organza material, made into sections, each panel with the design stamped on it, would be hand embroidered by  women in their homes. Someone would call at the houses and collect all the finished pieces, taking them to the factory or wherever to be made into these cards, which were bought and sent home by the soldiers. They are not woven silk cards, that is something quite different. The majority are made into an envelope style, which often still have a little insert in them on which to write a message. Some of these inserts themselves are by famous artists of the time such as Xavier Sager, which can boost the price. Others are just a straight embroidered panel.
These cards are avidly collected by men and women alike, because many of them are of regimental badges or emblems, or other military insignia.  Some of the messages (always written in pencil) couldn't very well carry a bottle of ink around! are heart-rending. It makes one wonder if they survived because it was maybe the last message the wife, mother,  daughter, sister, had from that soldier. Some are remarkably very bright and clean still, but the embroidery on all of them is exceptional. I have about 1000 or more so far. These  below are not mine, but off the web, although this is exactly what mine are like. I leave this link just to save time scanning, and putting some of my own  up .Click on the cards to get a close up pic.
Bunnie
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ww1-propaganda-cards.com/images/silk21h.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.ww1-propaganda-cards.com/silks.html&h=375&w=605&sz=51&hl=en&start=6&tbnid=8wuJhHLoPAc1YM:&tbnh=84&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dww1%2Bfrench%2Bsilk%2Bpostcards%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26ie%3DUTF-8
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Saturday February 09, 2008, 02:01:20 PM
I totally had two cavities filled yesterday. The dentist said it would be "fun." I told him I would bring the balloons. He didn't believe me until I brought them in.

Y'all have never seen a grown man so happy to get balloons.

He gathered them up and marched around the dentist chair, singing "da da da" in a circus-y tune. He told me that he had been doing the marching and singing thing all week, and so the balloons were perfect. "I don't know why, but I've felt like a circus," he said.

"Hey," I replied, "go with it." His assistant told me that sure enough, he had been doing this all week. I think she was a little embarrissed, for some reason...

It didn't hurt as much as you always hear about, but it did hurt a little, after the novocane wore off. (Not that I'm complaining. My ear kept itching, and it was numbed up, and there's nothing wierder than scratching a numbed-up itching ear.) Apparently they inject the numbing stuff into your cheek, and that's the only thing that really hurt afterward. At the moment it hurts to smile! I've been grinning on one side of my face for about 20 hours now... ;D But I have been grinning. Everyone should bring balloons to their dentist at least once in their lives. ;D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: itchychick on Saturday February 09, 2008, 03:04:24 PM
Note to self:

Don't eat chips in the bathtub.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: M@t on Saturday February 09, 2008, 04:58:36 PM
I've just seen the most beautiful sunset
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: totalfolly on Saturday February 09, 2008, 05:01:58 PM
I love spring, and even tho spring is still over a month away according to the calendar, I have it in my soul today.  I'm going outside to see if my crocuses are poking their wee noses up thru the ground.  :)

totalfolly
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Saturday February 09, 2008, 05:22:08 PM
 I swear Lent just crept up on me this year and took me by surprise.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Wednesday February 13, 2008, 06:41:37 PM
When I read that Natalie Cole said that one particular person should not have won any grammys, (about one of the nights biggest grammy winners), I lost respect for her. It sounds likes she's jealous.  It's unbecoming, ungracious, unkind and very strange for a grammy presenter to trash out an award winner.Nasty stuff, Natalie.

  The Grammy awards recognize talent and performance,
not personal habits or alleged addictions. Amy Winehouse possibly had the best performance of the night, (next to the Foo Fighters), and she did it at 3:30 a.m. London time.

 I could care less who can make fun of her, or belittle her, it's easy to do. I am more interested in those who can recognize genius and talent and see through the superficial trappings. Those are the truly great who can see through mankind's faults and recognize the value within. Genius and madness have always gone hand in hand.
 
Those of us who enjoy the arts, either as participants or avid fans of the
creative process, are very much aware of the so-called "myth of the artist" and other similar stereotypical sketches that link the artistic genius to an inner,emotional world of tumultuous highs, lows, and sheer "madness".


Many of the changes in mood, thinking and perception that characterize the mildly manic states - restlessness,  exuberance, irritability, grandiosity, quickened and more finely tuned senses, intensity of emotional experiences, diversity of thought, and rapidity of associational processes - are highly characteristic of creative thought as well.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Wednesday February 13, 2008, 07:55:49 PM
From The Prophet  by Kahil Gibran.

And what of marriage?
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping, for only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together, for the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each others's shadow
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Monday February 25, 2008, 06:45:41 PM
Lessons in Life By Regina Brett
(Regina Brett is a columnist and a breast cancer survivor)

To celebrate growing older, she once wrote the 45 lessons life taught her. It is the most requested column She's ever written.
Her odometer rolls over to 50 this week, so here's an update":

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone.  It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others'.  You have no idea what their
Journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.  But don't worry;
God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get
Busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood.   But the second
One is up to you and no one else.

20 When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no
For an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don't save it for a special occasion.  Today is special.

22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:  "In five years,
Will this matter?"

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone, everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends
Will. Stay in touch.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you
Did or didn't do.

35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.  Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms.  They cover every human emotion.

39. Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,
We'd grab ours back.

41. Don't audit life.   Show up and make the most of it now.

42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.

46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don't ask, you don't get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Thursday February 28, 2008, 05:44:07 PM
 Part of living in an 1850's huge old farmhouse is having a series of very steep rooftops. Snow doesn't stay up there for long.
 
 In fact, when it falls down, in big pieces, it sounds like a freight train is taking a ride down the roof.
 
 The sound is so loud and frightening, that it always startles me,
I freeze and then jump. Only a moment later, do I realize that it's just the sound of the ice and snow sliding down the rooftop and crashing into the next roof below it, and then sliding down that to crash below.
 
 Quietly going about my business in the house, I suddenly am confronted with a loud booming, grinding  noise coming from the roof, it's something very unnerving that makes you jump out of your skin
with fright at the sheer noisiness of it.

Ah, the sounds of winter thaw, as the snow and ice slide down my roof and crash with huge booming noises to the roofs below.
 
                                  :o*YIKES* :o
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Friday February 29, 2008, 09:29:20 AM
It is the day of all the year,
Of all the year the one day,
And here we come Mother dear
To bring you our love and cheer
A-mothering on Sunday.

For they who go a-mothering this day
With Simnel cake and marchpane
Are sure to find upon their way,
Under the hedgerows in bright array,
Sweet violets in the lane.

(second verse  by W.Adams)
(http://www.walkcarmarthenshire.com/art/uploaded/webres.High%20Orchard%20Organic%20Simnel%20cake%2028.2.07.DSCN0783.JPG)
(http://www.dailypainters.com/images/origs/861/wild_violets_for_mother_s_day.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Sunday March 02, 2008, 05:36:56 PM
Dan found a website listing various Welsh words. To my shock, I couldn't find the greeting that The Welsh Ladies taught me many years ago.

I spent the next half hour searching various websites, and finally found it. I think I also have the response. :)

Iechyd! Iechyd tithau!   
Health! Health to you also!
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: totalfolly on Tuesday March 04, 2008, 10:39:30 PM
Peepers!  Spring peepers!  I heard them tonight as I was giving JR his fluids, and they made me smile because they mean spring is on the way.  :bounce:

totalfolly
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Wednesday March 05, 2008, 12:51:18 PM
I was thinking of my dear mother today, sad ,I cannot see her, but happy for all the love and fun she gave us. Then I read this....
We may sit and watch someone we love quietly slipping away, until in the end we say "There, she's gone".
Yet really , they have not gone. All that has happened, is that for a time death has taken them from our sight, and somewhere on the other side, there will be other loved ones who have already made that same journey before them, and who will take up where we leave off by saying, " Look! there she comes!"
How very comforting to believe that.

About three weeks before she died, mum said she was having strange, beautiful dreams which were very real to her, and she was finding it difficult to believe that what occured in them hadn't really happened.
(who knows?) Mum was bed ridden, couldn't even move without help, but in her dreams my father, who died aged 36, was coming towards her, then running; and my mother was running after him. She remembered the "feeling" of actually running, and asking daddy where he had been!  My mum was 82 when she died and had been a widow since she was 34, (4 children all under 11 years). Mum had this dream quite a few times, in the days prior to her passing and spoke of them all the time; and as she lay actually dying, about 4 hours before, she was raising her arm high up, (which was an act incredible in itself)  and was waving her hand as if to someone. I do hope it was my father she could see. 
Bunnie
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Thursday March 27, 2008, 06:46:43 PM
 Just thought I'd share, ...........my bad.  :-X
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Nick on Thursday March 27, 2008, 09:15:48 PM
retracted  :)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Sunday April 13, 2008, 05:20:56 PM
While I am at uni, I am concentrating *hard* on NEVER finding out who is in charge of the College wireless computer "security network." I have the distinct impression that I would be far too tempted to kill him/her. Slowly and painfully. :evil:
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Monday April 14, 2008, 07:48:10 AM

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.  Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. 
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?  Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
 - Epicurus
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Monday April 14, 2008, 09:01:37 AM
When to the flowers so beautiful,
The Father gave a name,
Back came a little blue-eyed one
(All timidly it came.)
And standing at the Father's Feet
And gazing in His Face,
It said in low and trembling tones....
"Dear God, the name Thou gavest me
Alas! I have forgot".
Kindly the Father looked Him down
And said, " Forget-Me -Not!".
Bunnie
(http://www.rivernen.ca/forme3.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Monday April 14, 2008, 08:03:27 PM

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints in snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.
So heed, hear, when you awaken, what I say.
I live with you and guard your way.


Native North American Prayer

I read this at the funeral of a dear friend of mine last week

andyb
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Monday April 28, 2008, 09:09:20 PM
My father was an apiarist - but now he has ceased to bee
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Tuesday April 29, 2008, 12:12:38 AM
I have the theme from Peter and The Wolf stuck in my head. :P

It's annoying, because the only words are "dum, dum, da-dum dee dum.."
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Saturday May 10, 2008, 09:40:03 PM
Squee! I have discovered the secret to finding comfortable pants (in the American sense...I think "trousers?") with actual, honest-to-God pockets that will actually Hold Stuff, plus they're about half as much.

Apparently I'm the same size of men's pants (trousers, heavens) as Dan is. They do make me look a little chubby, but I'll wear long tops or something. I'm never shopping in the ladies' section again.

Ladies' trosuers are pants! ;D
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Wooley on Tuesday May 13, 2008, 02:41:57 PM
A bird poohed all over my nice clean sheets today, as they were hanging out to dry.

Lovely!
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Wooley on Wednesday May 14, 2008, 07:56:53 PM
I mowed my back lawn today. I literally made it rain...

 :-\ So much for playing outside after school!!

Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: totalfolly on Wednesday May 14, 2008, 08:30:03 PM
Spring is sprung,
The grass is riz,
And I know where
The pollen is.

AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaCHOO!
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Wednesday May 21, 2008, 06:40:40 AM
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/bct515/RickAstley.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Wednesday May 21, 2008, 09:43:02 AM
From this ancient church of St.Bega on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, just up the road from where I live.
Lord Alfred Tennyson stayed at Mirehouse in 1835 while he was writing his poem 'Morte D'Arthur' and St Bega's Church inspired the opening
lines:
'..to a chapel nigh the field,
A broken chancel with a broken cross,
That stood on a dark straight of barren land,'.
(http://www.visitcumbria.com/kes/bassenthwaite-stbega-mf1.jpg)

(http://www.davidhalllakedistrictwalks.co.uk/20070406/3.JPG)

(http://home.mweb.co.za/sa/salbu/JohnPeel2_e.jpg)

(http://home.mweb.co.za/sa/salbu/JohnPeel2_b.jpg)

From a card purchased there....
A Smile
A smile costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it. A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in business, and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet, it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone, unless it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much, as he who has no more to give.   :)  Anon.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Brock on Wednesday May 21, 2008, 12:21:02 PM
Tall talkin' in Mississippi has been termed "Callin' the dog" ever since that famous tall-tale session when one man offered a hound dog pup to the person who could tell the biggest lie. Well, those stories started rollin' in, each one bigger and harder to believe than the one before.

Now, the last man to talk knew he didn't have a chance of winnin' that there pup on account of all them tall-tales the others told was so good. So he jest said: "I never told a lie in my life."

"You get the pup!" said the owner of the hound dog. And everyone else agreed with him.

Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Saturday May 24, 2008, 01:44:32 PM
Earth

I was here before your father
And I'll be here when you are gone
See you give way to another,
And I will be here when he moves on.

Drops of water in my ocean
Tides of life to ebb and flow
I was here before your father
And I'll be here the day you go.

I cannot be won by losses
Nor can I be bought by blood
Borne away on seas of crosses
Men who lie , where once they stood.

I am not your price for dying,
I am not your gift for birth
Time moves on in time denying,
All your lives upon my earth.

Tides of life, your tides of battle
Briefly touch my soil with red.
I am not the victor's chattel,
Nor am I owned by the dead.

I am EARTH, I am eternal,
You, are but one moment's pause.
Just a line lost in my journal;
You are mine, I am not yours!

(http://www.losgazquez.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/earth-from-space.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Friday July 18, 2008, 08:36:34 AM
If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: BlistersOnMyFingers on Sunday July 20, 2008, 08:49:31 PM
Just got Vonage the other day.  Still trying it out.  For folks that don't know, it's a Voice Over IP (VoIP) service that leverages your existing broadband internet connection.

I've heard mixed results from folks who have tried it as their primary phone service, but I'm hopeful.  If it works, I can save $50 a month by switching over completely from my traditional land line.

Wish me luck.  (But not in this thread of course.  :P )
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: M@t on Sunday July 20, 2008, 09:13:39 PM
The other day I defrosted my fridge. I picked it up, moved it, and left it to drip outside where it didn't make a mess.  :)

Today I defrosted the freezer. It's too big and heavy to move.  :(

It made a mess. >:(

Moral of the story, if you have an extra willing pair of hands, moving the fridge/freezer to defrost it is well worth it.  :up:

Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Sunday July 20, 2008, 11:54:57 PM
One.

How many psychics does it take to change a lightbulb?
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: itchychick on Monday July 21, 2008, 02:33:42 AM
Pina Coladas have many calories.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: bunnie on Tuesday August 12, 2008, 04:03:45 PM
Today is....
The Glorious 12th (August)
http://www.geocities.com/traditions_uk/august12.html
For the Horn of the Hunt is now silent
On the banks of the Ellen, no more
In Denton you'll hear it's wild echo,
Clear-sounding the dark Caldew's roar.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Blue Bird on Tuesday August 12, 2008, 06:01:41 PM
  And take me down to the harbor now,
grapes of the summer are low on the bow,
ghosts of my history will visit me there,
and the winds of the old days will blow through my hair.

               -Winds of the old days by Joan Baez

This is an old song that I haven't heard in a long while.This particular verse always makes me wish for the ghosts of my history to visit me at the harbor, to go back to my childhood, one more time, where my favorite people , my mom, my dad and my Grandpap would be waiting just for me, as they did when they were alive.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Wednesday August 13, 2008, 02:09:25 AM
John has never had chili
No, no, never had chili
John has never had chili
Ever in his life.
He doesn't like chili.

...

Beware the American pirate.

 - from "My Hands are Bananas" completely produced in Helena, Montana. It's on youtube.

Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Thursday September 18, 2008, 07:42:24 PM
I have a cold! Ick! But I trudged through the schoolday regardless. The most noticeable difference, I think, was my desperate need to blow my nose every half hour or so.

The problem is I sound like a foghorn when I do that. Dan calls it my "nose trumpet." I remember being the kids' age, and other kids making fun of me when I blew my nose.

Today they all grabbed Kleenexes and tried to make their own nose blows sound like that! :lol:
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Friday December 26, 2008, 09:46:01 PM
Now I'm curious. Just how long can a Skincell screenname be?
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Thursday January 01, 2009, 02:38:30 PM
Mulled wine and fine cigars are two great tastes that taste great together.

This does NOT mean, however, that they should be pared.

--This New Year's message brought to you by my stomach.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Tuesday January 06, 2009, 04:11:45 PM
Food for thought:

A holy man was having a conversation with God one day and said, ' God,
I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'

God led the holy man to two doors.

He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.

In the middle of the room was a large round table.  In the middle of
the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made
the holy man's mouth water.

The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly.  They
appeared to be famished.

They were holding spoons with very long handles, that were strapped to
their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew
and take a spoonful.

But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get
the spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

God  said, 'You have seen Hell.'

They went to the next room and opened the door.  It was exactly the
same as the first one.

There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made
the holy man's mouth water.

The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here
the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. 

The holy man said, 'I don't understand.'

'It is simple,' said  God.  'It requires but one skill. You see they have learned
to feed each other, while the greedy ones always think only of themselves.'
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Saturday March 14, 2009, 12:29:07 AM
There are only 10 types of people in the world, those that understand binary, and those that don't.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Friday April 17, 2009, 07:23:43 PM
Yay!!!!! The main character in my girls' novel finally told me what her plan is to get the bad guy! I can finish now!
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Sunday April 19, 2009, 05:17:55 PM
The nieces and nephews were playing with the model railway in the garden today.

In a freightcar they had placed a figure.

'That's The Hobo,' they explained.

'Oh?' says Mum. 'What's a hobo?'

Jack (9 years old) regards Mum with some sadness in his eye and says:

'Someone who can't afford cable'

(http://www.skincell.org/community/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=23305.0;attach=6502;image)
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Avital on Friday April 24, 2009, 10:24:51 PM
Oh, Andy... That is precious... And sad...

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: itchy4life on Monday April 27, 2009, 07:42:37 AM
We had all four seasons in one day today.  When I awoke this morning, the weather was like a nice, cool and sunny spring day.  After lunch it got much warmer...to the point where I felt I had to take my jacket off while walking to my appointment.  Several hours later when my hubby picked me up, it was cloudy, and raining a bit.  During our walk after dinner, it started to snow! 
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Tuesday May 05, 2009, 06:34:18 PM
A friend of my son's lost his job recently after being found smoking marijuana in the staff toilet. He was dismissed for grass misconduct
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Funny_Mod on Monday May 11, 2009, 09:07:28 AM
A friend of my son's lost his job recently after being found smoking marijuana in the staff toilet. He was dismissed for grass misconduct

That's just bad! oops - not supposed to reply to these (non sequitur)  :spank:

Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Wednesday June 24, 2009, 07:37:01 AM
It's 19 degrees Celsius in here, and feels like 19 degrees Fahrenheit! Brrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Sunday June 28, 2009, 09:28:48 AM
Nothing goes with your morning coffee like Skincell.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Sunday January 03, 2010, 09:44:19 AM
It's snowing here. It
Does that lots in Germany
And it's beautiful.
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: Bamawing on Wednesday January 06, 2010, 02:28:05 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, apparently you couldn't swing a shovel in the early US without hitting at *least* 10 guys named John Sharp, half of whom were born in Pennsylvania and the other half born in parts unknown, all of whom claim their dad's name was "Issac," and all of whom married different women. Twice.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH if I just know who my freaking great(x3) grandmother was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: andyb on Monday April 26, 2010, 08:12:21 PM
You know you're out in the country when you drive past a couple of chaps re-thatching the bus stop shelter...

(true - I was on my way to work this morning passing through a pictursquee 'thatched cottage village'  - one of those moments I wished I 'd had my camera with me... )
Title: Re: Non Sequitur
Post by: itchychick on Tuesday April 27, 2010, 04:59:37 PM
Who knew hot yoga was so bloody hot?? :faint: