Would YOU Scream?


From an NPR article:

The Fuji-Q Highland amusement park near Tokyo has an unorthodox request for its roller coaster riders.

“Please scream inside your heart,” and not out loud, the park is asking. The unusual ask is meant to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

While some may be skeptical that it’s possible to quietly ride a roller coaster, a promotional video from Fuji-Q proves that it can be done.

The video shows two stone-faced, suit-wearing, and completely silent executives ride the Fujiyama roller coaster, the park’s main attraction.

 

Now tell me what’s wrong with this video (besides the mask) …

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Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay

Fly In My Tea

I came across the following on Quora and couldn’t resist sharing. It’s entitled:

Bush, Obama, and Trump each find a fly in their cups of tea. What do they do?

Bush: Excuse me ma’am, there seems to be a fly in my tea. Now while I’m guessing it’s great tea, I will not be able to enjoy it as there is a fly in it. I would be much obliged if you would remove it.

Obama: Uh, hello, young sir. I don’t mean to bother you, but there (haha) there seems to be a fly in my tea. Now it’s not your fault, hundreds of Americans work hard day in day out at jobs like this, as a matter of fact, I think it’s people like you who are the backbone of America, you keep us going. But I hope you don’t mind that I ask for another cup. God bless you and God bless the waiters of America.

Trump: Look Melania, there’s a fly in my tea, can you believe that?

Melania?

Melania!!

*calls press conference *

“ Today, there was a fly in my tea. Obviously this is another ploy by the Democrats to try and sabotage my regime and its attempt to make America great again. My table was also probably bugged by the FBI hoping I’d slip up and they’d have another excuse to restart their witch hunt.

I heard Bush and Obama also had flies in their tea. Obviously their flies weren’t as big as mine, my fly was obviously the biggest fly. They obviously saved the best fly for me.

So you know what? we’re gonna build a wall around that establishment and we’re gonna make the owner pay for it, so no one has to drink their horrible tea or see their horrible shop ever again.

And you know what else? I might start producing tea as well, the biggest tea company in the America, it’s gonna be hyuuuuge, the best tea ever, we’re gonna have the best hot water, and tea leaves from China, of course. It’ll be great, it’ll be like nothing you’ve ever seen. Thank you all for coming”

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Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

And Now For Some Comic Relief

Do you read the daily newspaper comics? You know the ones I’m talking about … Peanuts, Dilbert, Dagwood, Garfield, The Born Loser, etc., etc.

I think many of us do. It’s a nice change from all the “bad news” that so often dominates the headlines (and everywhere else you look).

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to share our favorites. I’ve listed the strips that our local paper carries — yours may be different.

  • Frazz
  • Pickles
  • Frank and Ernest
  • Peanuts
  • Dilbert
  • Sally Forth
  • For Better of For Worse
  • Garfield
  • Blondie
  • The Born Loser
  • Lola
  • Get Fuzzy
  • Pearls Before Swine
  • Luann
  • Non Sequitur
  • Beetle Bailey
  • Phoebe and Her Unicorn
  • Zits
  • Hagar the Horrible
  • Dennis the Menace
  • B.C.
  • The Family Circus
  • Doonsbury

My #1 Favorite is Pickles. Probably because it frequently represents things that occur in our household.

My other “daily reads” are Zits, Beetle Bailey, Peanuts, Garfield, Dilbert, Blondie. I also like Hagar the Horrible, but it’s only printed on Sundays.

Some of the older strips I used to like — Popeye, Nancy, Archie, Flintstones — seem to have disappeared. At least they aren’t included in our local paper. (Am I dating myself?)

BTW, I’ve been rather disappointed in Garfield lately. Not sure what it is, but to me  Jim Davis is losing his edge. Any of you feel the same?

Anyway — it’s time to share! Tell us about YOUR favorites — as well as the ones you never read.

P.S. Of course this post is based on the assumption some or all of you still subscribe to and read print newspapers. 🙂