So I see this lottery touch screen kiosk thing in a store and its big blurb is: “Luck Out, Cash In”. Okay I know in United States & Canada colloquial speech, “Luck Out” means to be lucky. Heck, I’ve used it that way myself. But it has always annoyed me as it seems short for “out of luck” to me, which of course means UNlucky. Apparently I’m not the only one who feels that way, as the dictionary also gives the colloquial definition in England and Australia as exactly that — luck out there means to be unlucky.Continue reading Language is a Virus: “Luck Out, Cash In” Conundrum
What would you do for a penny? No I don’t mean what would you do if someone offered you a penny. I mean how far would you go to prove a point when you have been SHORTED a PENNY by a VERY large mega-corporation with 2.2 MILLION employees world-wide? Obviously it’s not so much about the fracking cent at this point, but when your payroll statement basically says… $xxxx.x4 + $xxx.x3 = $xxxx.x6 … then there is something wrong. Last time I checked four plus three equals SEVEN, not six. Continue reading What would you do (or not do) for a penny?
Only a few hours into my day and its already a little bizarre. First driving to work early in the AM and had to stop to let a raccoon cross the road. So I’ve heard its bad if a black cat crosses the road in front of you, but what happens when a ‘coon does so? Apparently you soon stumble on a counterfeit $100 bill laying on a grocery shelf in the laundry soap aisle. 😜
As many know, I like classical music, particularly Ludwig von Beethoven.
Well, I recently discovered this little-known German composer:
Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern -schplenden -schlitter -crasscrenbon -fried -digger -dangle -dungle -burstein -von -knacker -thrasher -apple -banger -horowitz -ticolensic -grander -knotty -spelltinkle -grandlich -grumblemeyer -spelterwasser -kürstlich -himbleeisen -bahnwagen -gutenabend -bitte -eine -nürnburger -bratwustle -gerspurten -mit -zweimache -luber -hundsfut -gumberaber -shönendanker -kalbsfleisch -mittler -raucher von Hautkopft of Ulm. Continue reading Johann Gambolputty… …von Hautkopft of Ulm
“Wenn ist das Nunstuck git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!”
“It was actually German gibberish,” Eric Idle explains. “It’s written-down gibberish, because we all had to learn the same thing, yeah, but it’s gibberish! It doesn’t mean a thing at all. At least, I don’t think it does…”
Actually, some of it is legit… Below is my attempt at translation. Continue reading The Funniest Joke In The World
Last night it felt like I wasn’t in Kansas anymore… I mean, Colorado.
I’ve been house- and dog-sitting for my mom & step dad, and last night was pretty stormy, causing our psychotic dogs to go more nuts than usual because of the thunder. I eventually crated my parent’s two small dogs, and got my old-man doggy to lie down and relax enough that I too managed to fall asleep — for all of an hour.
I was startled awake at midnight by what my mind first said was an air raid. Then I realized it was tornado warning sirens. Continue reading I’m not in KS (I mean CO) anymore
Strange, gross, but true:
So, I go to use the john at a large retailer of Chinese junk. Some guy comes in behind me, and we each go to neighboring stalls to do our business. While he’s about that and making appropriate noises from his back side, it’s clear he has taken out his cell phone and begins to yap while he craps. If that weren’t bad enough, what does he choose to talk about?
Here’s an exact quote:
“Hey, dude. I was wondering how much it would cost for a ‘P’?”
I guess if you have the gall to make a phone call while you’re doing your business, it doesn’t phase you to discuss small-time illegal drug deals while a stranger sits in the next stall. With all the noise he was making from his other end, he even had to raise his voice and repeat his inquiry on the current price of a pound of dope.
The devolution of the species continues at an alarming rate.