Jul 31 2009

Friday Facts to be happy about

Crucifixions happened in Rome on Fridays more than any other day. Hangings in England also happened on Friday the most. In the US, bank robberies are the most frequent on Fridays as well. Last but not least, Friday is also the day when an American is most likely to die. Why? Well, we are probably out robbing banks or at our reenactment gatherings and get either crucified or hanged (or is it hung?)
So, with that in mind, go have a wonderful Friday!!!!! (Smiles and Rainbows)

Brian “Chipper” Matthews


Jul 31 2009

Photo of the Day

It's been a rough week.

It's been a rough week


Jul 31 2009

Did you know?

85% of all land in Nevada is owned by the government.  The other 15% is owned by the aliens.  What happens in Garflunk 5, stays in Garflunk 5.


Jul 30 2009

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day


Jul 30 2009

What are the names of Stacy’s Kids–Top 10 Answers

This week, the URLRadio incredibly difficult-nearly impossible question of the week is: “What are the names of Stacy’s kids.”
It’s hard to believe, but I have all the answers right here!!!

Top 10 Names of Stacy’s Kids:
10. Flouranium
9. Grissle Ann
8. #4
7. Jenitalia
6. Elton John
5. Fluzzer Du Nubbler
4. Mr. Pink
3. Curly
2. Knuckles
1. Dweezil James

Brian “You Are Welcome” Matthews


Jul 30 2009

Anyone for a game of Monopoly?

I love a good board game…and one of the forefathers of board games is Monopoly. I’ve purchased this game in so many variations including but not limited to MC and PC software and even for my iPod.
I am pretty sure I have never honestly won a game. We either lose ambition at hour 3 or I cheat by signing into the computer game as two players and then sell all the property from one player to the other for $1.
Here’s a few interesting tidbits you may enjoy.
– Statistically, the property most landed on is Illinois Avenue
– In 1975, there was more Monopoly money printed than US currency.
– The longest game was 70 days long (that’s dedication and a complete lack of a life)
Now for some unusual records…..
– Longest smallest game-played on a board measuring 1 in square-30 hours.
– Longest game played in a treehouse—10 days
– Longest game played in a moving elevator – 16 days
– Longest game played underground – 4 days 4 hours
– Longest game played in a bathtub – 4 days 3 hours (I bet they were super pruney by the end)
– Longest game underwater – 50 days
– Longest game played on the back of a fire truck – 4 days 5 hours

No matter what they say, I’m still the top hat.
Brian “The Iron” Matthews


Jul 30 2009

Did you know?

About 110 calories are burned in an hour of typing.  Who needs exercise balls….join me for Blogging to the Oldies!


Jul 30 2009

Four Quotes from Confucius –Chinese Thinker and Social Philosopher and One quote from Bart Simpson-Skateboarder.

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
“He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”
“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
“What a day. The sun is out, birds are singing, bees are trying to have sex with them — as is my understanding …”


Jul 29 2009

Top 10 Super heroes revealed at Comic Con that are bound to fail

10. Aluminum FoilMan and his sidekick Zippylock
9. Super Burt Reynolds
8. Dictionwoman
7. Unmotivated boy
6. Cleaning lady
5. Man O’  Wood
4. Wonder Worm
3. Harry, the Dynamic Whittler (Arch rival of Man O’ Wood)
2. Bungee Cord and his partner, FlapJack
1. Abe Vigoda in tights


Jul 29 2009

A New Baby Today….sometime and a baby factoid

My Brother in-law and sister-in-law are having a baby today. Well, technically, my sister-in-law is the one admitted into the hospital and doing most of the “Having” of the baby.
Any way, I was reading some research, because that’s what I do, about babies. I ran across one study that showed that men were better at detecting the smell of newborn babies than women were. I could not find any studies showing that men can’t hear babies crying at night, so I guess there’s really no excuse for pretending to sleep through the crying at night. Sorry Jeremy.

 

Brian “Cry-Deaf” Matthews


Jul 29 2009

Quotes from either Pliny the Elder (Philosopher from AD 23) or Dr. Seuss?

1. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
2. “In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.”
3. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
4. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
5. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
6. “From the end spring new beginnings.”

 

Answers: Dr. Seuss: 1,3,4,5 Pliny The Elder: 2,6


Jul 29 2009

Did you know?

Russell Crowe, David Duchovny and David Arquette all knit.  I’m sure they knit manly things like sword cozies and supersoft holsters.


Jul 28 2009

Body Parts

If I may quote the sage John Mayer, “your body is a wonderland.”
Like many wonderlands, there are parts with which most people don’t concern themselves. Parts that we look at maybe everyday and refer to as “Nubbins” or “Thingy”. They have names. Here are a few you might try to work into conversation later.

  1. Popliteal: the hollow at the back of the knee
  2. Philtrum: The groove down the middle of your upper lip
  3. Columella: The piece of skin between nostrils
  4. Glabella: the smooth part of the forehead above the eyebrows

So, go ahead, walk up to that person you’ve taken a shine to and be brave. Say, “Excuse me, but you have the most wonderful glabella I’ve ever seen! Would you mind if I took a look at your popliteal?”


Jul 28 2009

Top 10 NEW Disease Name suggestions

Swine flu is all the rage with the kids now! Those crazy kids and their bee-bop music!
So, I thought I’d propose some new disease names and see what sticks!
10. Grasshopper Gout
9. Mail-Order Measles
8. Funnel Madness
7. Gopher Toenail
6. Rhino Blindness
5. Brazilian Polar Bear Herpes
4. Flying Squirrel Sinusitis
3. Freeze-Frameritis
2. Dutch Loaf Nasal Fungus
1. Tony Danza-rhia
As in, “I can’t join you for lunch today because I have a bad case of Tony Danza-rhia.”
Brian “Suffering from Manilow-blood sugar” Matthews


Jul 28 2009

Thanks to the Deep-Fried Genius.

I would like for everyone reading this to pause for a moment in honor of Hanson Gregory. Mr. Gregory, a quiet man who asked for no attention, deserves some recognition due to the bounty he has provided to the word. Hanson Gregory invented the doughnut.
The tasty pastry with the hole in the middle has found its way into office kitchenettes across this great land due to Mr. Gregory’s vision of deep fried goodness rings.
So no matter if you are a fritter guy or a éclair gal, let’s all say “Thank you” to Hanson Gregory.

Brian “Cake Doughnut, please” Matthews


Jul 28 2009

Did you know?

King George III of England, for a period, ended every sentence with the word “Peacock”.  It is an under utilized work, but it’s very hard to conjugate.

I peacock.

We Peacocked.

They shall Peacock.