Friday’s Funnies – My Faves This Week

Oooohhhh, good morning, folks! I hope y’all are doing well. I’m sure you’re all as busy as I am preparing for the holidays. I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

This week, I don’t have as many funnies as I normally have. I’ve just not been too active on social media these days, so I don’t see as many funny memes. So, please bear with me through the holidays.

Let’s have a few laughs, shall we?

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Ok, well I had more funnies than I thought I did! What do you think about this week’s collection? I think the one that had me rolling was the cat getting comfy on the dog’s junk. Ha!

I hope y’all have a super Thanksgiving! There will be small gathering at my house this year; Dad and I, my son and his wife and 3 year old, and my bestie. Now, to clean the house and make a plan to tackle the pie making and such! Wish me luck! I’m in pain just thinking about it!

Until next time,

aunt-debbie

Throwback Thursday

In 2017, my Smokie was still with us. She lived to be 15.5 years old. She had a rough life after being hit by a car or kicked by a cow (not really sure what happened to her) when she was only about 2 years old. She was mostly blind after that accident. Her sniffer still worked, though!

Here she is waiting for a bite of my lunch. She knew I was eating chicken! 

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What Are We Teaching Our Kids?

I was thinking very early this morning (sleepless night) about what kids are seeing and hearing these days. Kids are little sponges! They absorb everything they see and hear. They may not completely understand but their little brains pick up everything! Some things are good, like good hygiene or healthy eating habits. Unfortunately, there are too many negative things they are picking up these days.

None of us are perfect, God knows I am not. As a parent, I did try to teach my kids to be good humans. I’m so glad they’re grown because I can’t imagine having young kids in the house right now. Being a parent is hard enough without having to wade through bullshit misinformation and bring kids through it in a healthy way.

Kids are absorbing “info” from everywhere. Once I started thinking about this, my mind was blown! Let’s think about this for a moment:

Kids today are learning that:

Bullying is acceptable. It’s ok to belittle people and call them names.

Their opinion is right and everyone else is wrong.

Rules, procedeures, and the law do not apply to them especially if they disagree.

Their rights are more important than others’ rights.

To solve problems they must yell and behave badly until they get their way.

They don’t have to be respectful.

They don’t have to be tolerant of others who are different in some way.

It’s ok to cheat and lie as long as it benefits them.

If a game (or vote) doesn’t go the way they want, then it’s ok to accuse others of cheating even if they have no proof. Poor sportsmanship is acceptable.

You Tube and Facebook are more informative and true than actual science and experts in the field!

It’s ok to threaten people’s lives if they believe something different than they do.

Can you think of anything else to add to the list? What are children learning from their parents? What are they learning from other adults in their lives? What do they pick up from the news on tv? Just watching the news for about an hour reveal all of the above. This should concern us all…

Tool of the Week

The Tool of the Week award goes to Mr. Ted Cruz.

Last weekend, Big Bird tweeted: 

“I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy,” and Ted Cruz lost his damn mind! 

Ted Cruz responds, “Government propaganda…for your 5 year old!” 

Sorry, Ted. If it’s true then it’s not propaganda. Follow the science! Big Bird and Sesame Street have been helping kids understand things since November 10, 1969 and Big Bird has been there all along. Vaccines are nothing new to Big Bird: 

High profile figures have been involved in campaigns to encourage people to get vaccinated for a long time. Elvis Presley encouraged people to get the polio vaccine in 1956. In 1988, Roald Dahl, author of children’s books, advocated for the measles vaccine because he lost his daughter to measles in 1962.   

Why attack Big Bird? Wouldn’t it make better sense to take your argument to the makers of Sesame Street? The producers or writers, perhaps? Big Bird is a muppet, for crying out loud! When you attack a beloved children’s character, you’d better believe people are going to make fun of your dumb ass. The Late Show hits back with:

You’ve got to read the comments on the You Tube page for this video! Hilarious!

I just have one question: Why does Ted Cruz follow Big Bird on Twitter?

Mrs. Brown

I was reminded this morning of a woman I knew as a child. I was a mere 9 years old and in the Girl Scouts, or maybe it was Brownies. It’s been quite a number of years so my memory is a bit foggy.

Mrs. Brown worked at the elementary school as a yard duty lady. She also volunteered to transport us girls when the Girl Scouts (or Brownies) went on field trips. She was a very nice woman and she was easy to talk to. She loved all of the kids and didn’t play favorites. She was very pretty, at least in my 9 year old mind. Maybe she wasn’t so pretty. The memory thing, you know. But there’s one thing I do remember quite clearly and that was Mrs. Brown’s daughter.

I don’t recall the girl’s name but she was a year behind me. Please know that I feel absolutely awful thinking this but that girl was hideous! She was the ugliest kid I had ever seen! She was skinny with crooked legs and crooked teeth. One of her eyes was a bit cock-eyed which I learned years later was commonly referred to as lazy eye. Her long brown hair looked as though she never brushed it, complete with what we called a ‘rat’s nest’. She was so ugly even a 9 year old girl like me recognized it.

Now don’t go being all bitchy at me for this because a) I was just a little girl and b) I was nice to her. I tried to hang with her on the playground because she didn’t have any friends. She seemed to be very sad all the time so I did things and said things to make her laugh. One day, I snuck a comb and hair pick out of the house (because they were my mother’s) and brought them to school so I could comb the ugly little girl’s hair. I shudder to think that we could have gotten lice but I had no idea at the time!

At recess, I brought out the comb and pick and started grooming myself and the ugly little girl said, “Hey, that’s neat. Is it a comb?” She was referring to the hair pick and I told her what it was called. I asked her if she wanted me to do her hair and that we could play hairdresser! She was thrilled. So, I combed her hair…little by little, first with the pick and then with the comb and then with the pick and so on and so on. This took 2 recesses but her hair was combed and I actually had the forethought to grab a rubber band out of my desk before the second recess so I could braid the ugly little girl’s hair. She was so proud of her braided hair and I told her she was pretty; I think she felt pretty, too.

I snuck the comb and pick back into the house when I got home from school that day and put them in a weird place so my mom would find them and wonder how they got there. I found out my mom went nuts looking for that hair pick because that’s what she used on her permed hair! I laughed to myself because I visualized my mom frantically looking for that damn pick and most likely all day long! I could tell when she found the comb and pick because I could hear her laugh from across the house. I pretended to not have a care in the world and ran outside to play!

Anyway, this morning I heard this song on the radio as I skipped through the channels and I couldn’t help but think of Mrs. Brown and her ugly little daughter. Of course, the words I heard in my head as the song played were, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve got an ugly daughter!” Enjoy the song!