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Friday, July 30, 2021

 


One thing we are guaranteed about the N.S. election, a lot of losers will be winners.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

U.S at the OLYMPICS

 

The American athletes seem to want to quit while they are behind rather than lose. I guess they can then say they never lost. They also never played, which puts them on the same level as the rest of us, not the heroes the media wants us to believe. 

Now this is interesting.

 


Monday, July 26, 2021


 I read this. 

"Ever since the start of recorded time, men have been excited at the start of a war and disgusted by the end."

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Death in Zanzibar

 

A novel of young love and murder written before the time of political correctness. With this group of misfits, this book could be an ad for any type of alcoholic drink. We are teased by the na├»ve love of our teen age heroine, which turns out to be a red herring. She eventually falls for the other young man, who seems to face the possibility of becoming an alcoholic. 

 

Darn crows outside my window at 5 am this morning.

 

My wife is complaining about the potatoes looking old & wrinkled. I said, "Yeah, just like us."

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

KIJIJI Sales


Last month, my neighbour across the street threw out 2 chain saws. I went over and grabbed them. They were really junk. One didn't even have a blade. I thought I could sell them on Kijiji. My wife laughed at me. Anyway, I put them up for $5.00. 

A few days later I received an email from a guy who said that he couldn't come into the city because of the lockdown but if I would hold them for two weeks he would give me $40.00. I told him I would hold them but $20.00 was enough. He wrote back, no way, nothing less than $30.00. OK, I held them. First time I've been beat up instead of down. 

He came by a couple of weeks later with the $30.00. Told me that collecting this brand of chainsaw was his hobby. He had about 30 of them. Said he loved to take them apart and put them together again. 

Guess I did a few good deeds. Made a collector happy, kept stuff out of the landfill and got $30.00. My wife was still laughing but now she was also shaking her head. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021


I remember when we used to use catalogues for toilet paper. What was your favorite, Sears or Eaton's?. 

Monday, June 21, 2021

The world started falling apart when they allowed graffiti to mar the urban landscape.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


When I was young and heard a new song, I could understand the words. Nowadays I can't. On second thought, maybe that's a good thing.

Monday, June 14, 2021

 

Thoughts come & go and there is nothing you can do about them.

 


When I had heart surgery I lost weight and that weight is staying lost.

Sunday, June 13, 2021


Your personal life is like a new pair of shoes, people may admire them but they don't know where they pinch.

Friday, June 11, 2021

 


When an aircraft takes off, you can always be assured it will return to earth.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

 


Watching "Line of Duty" would make you think that half of London's coppers are bent.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Free Lottery Ticket

 


I've never won anything with a free lottery ticket. Do you think they make those numbers after the draw?

Friday, June 4, 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

Relatives

 Famous people have relatives and probably some of them are the same as yours.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Influencers

 What are influencers? Stupid people that other stupid people listen to.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Wearing the Mask

 


From watching TV, I gather a lot of people wear the mask to keep their chin warm.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Rock Climbing


In one of my dreams last night, I dreamt that my double in an alternate universe was rock climbing in Arizona. I don't think he will do that again.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Corona Flu

Since no one has contracted the flu this year, I'm wondering if the Corona Virus is just a fancy name for a very bad flu. 

Friday, May 21, 2021

New Form of Litter



As I go for my daily walk, I notice a new form of litter along the sides of the road and sidewalks. And that is face masks. Mostly the blue ones but there are also some on the name brand ones and the more colorful expensive ones. 

Saturday, May 15, 2021


Number of Covid deaths in Canada per 100,00 in 2020 was 19.

Number of Flu deaths in Canada per 100,00 in 2019 was 18.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Goodbye Greyhound

 

Yesterday I put up a Greyhound ad on my site "Old Magazine Ads". Today I heard they are shutting down their service in Canada. That ad was 74 years ago.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Chinese Joke.


Why did God make women pretty and dumb? Pretty, so men would like them. Dumb, so they would like men.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Heart Surgery Age

 

When I had my open heart surgery, I met a number of others having the same operation. The strange thing is they were all men and they were all 57 yrs. of age. I was 77.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Marihuana

 

My neighbor has taken up smoking marijuana. It smells like a skunk has pissed on my patio every morning. 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Monocle

 


I wear glasses but I am thinking of getting a monocle, one for each eye.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Night Romp


Most people know what it's like to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. One thing for sure is, you don't lay around for a long time to think about it. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

TIME TRAVEL

 


If I ever happen to travel to the past, I hope I have a roll of toilet paper with me, just in case.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Ambulance Ride


When you have a serious health issue and are taken by ambulance, you realize that death is just a step away.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Books in Heaven


I wonder if you are allowed to read books in heaven or if you have to pray and sing hymns all the time? After all, I'll have all of eternity. If I am able to read, then I will be able to read all the books I have. 


Thursday, April 22, 2021

YouTube Stars


They did a world-wide poll recently. They asked children what they wanted to be when they grew up. In Europe, Russia and China, the children wanted to be Astronauts but in North America they wanted to be YouTube stars. That would probably include Reality stars also. Certainly shows us where our head is. 

Friday, April 16, 2021

I see that Prince Harry is back in England, alone. Meghan will have to text him his daily instructions.

 



An Afternoon in Madrid

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I'm watching a Spanish mini-series about the Basque movement in the 1960's. English subtitles. That's what's great about watching T.V. now, shows from different countries. So, I am watching this show and a protest march and riot in 1967 takes place. I'm reminded that I was in Madrid in 1967. My friend Bud and I leave our hotel and go to the train station to make arrangements for the train to southern Spain so we can go to Morocco. On the way back, as we approach the hotel we see a big mob. It's a protest mob that later turns into a riot. We weave our way through the crowd, knowing this is a bad place to be and finally get into the hotel. 

We go upstairs to the second floor where our room is and then we stand on our balcony and watch the riot. Along comes about a dozen or more grey police vans. They line up in a row and open the doors to the last one. Then the police grab people by the scruff of the neck and toss them into the van. When the van is filled, they close the door, drive away and the next van backs up. Same thing again till all the vans are filled. And that's the end of the riot. We stayed in the hotel bar that evening instead of going out. 

I'm putting up a photo of a van but the actual vans were smaller and no windows.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Doctor's Appointment

 


A couple of days ago, I had an appointment with the heart specialist. He said that everything seems to be ok but make sure I keep active. I do my 1 mile walk most days, it depends on the weather. I was also doing 20 min. Tai Chi but I found it was husting my ribs so I stopped it for awhile. Have to try that again. Then he said that we have to discuss my other problem. I also have a heart valve that is not working properly and may have to be operated on. So next fall I have to do the dye test and all that again to see if things are getting worse. If they are, I will need another operation, just like the last one. Didn't want to hear that. Oh well, that's a couple of years from now and things may not change. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Van Appointment

 

Yesterday evening I dropped off my van at my mechanic's. Usually I drop it off the day before my appointment, then they can better fit it in to a time slot. I leave the van there, my son picks me up. When it is done, Lisa calls me up, my son drives me back and away we go. I needed summer tire put on, an oil change and the bi-annual safety check. If I need something else because of the safety check they will call me. 

Got my van back. |Needed windshield wipers.


Monday, April 12, 2021

Saw a Cardinal in the back yard, the bird, not the baseball player.

 




Ripped Jeans

 



You know, I think the upper class and the rich people are a lot smarter than the average person. Let's face it, they have to be, to make people believe that wearing rags is fashionable. In the time of my parents and grandparents, men working in the coal mine, worked hard so that their children did not have to wear rags. They would be disappointed and ashamed.

Saturday, April 10, 2021