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    “Pigs flying is an example of swine flew.”






    A couple was delighted when finally their long wait to

    adopt a baby came to an end.                                           


     The adoption center called and told them they had a   

    wonderful Japanese baby boy, and the couple took    

    him without hesitation.                                                      


    On the way home from the adoption center, they         

     stopped by the local college so they each could enroll

    in night courses.                                                                 


                                                             After they filled out the form, the registration clerk                                                             

    inquired, "What ever possessed you to study               



    The couple said proudly, "We just adopted a                

    Japanese baby and in a year or so he'll start to talk. 

    We just want to be able to understand him".               







    The Conductor


    A little old lady is on a bus, buying a ticket from the bus conductor, fumbling in a voluminous bag for the correct change. After 15 minutes the conductor becomes so enraged that he hits her on the head with the ticket-dispenser, and the poor old dear dies instantly. Not surprisingly, he is convicted and put on death row.


    Just before he is to be electrocuted, his last request is for 12 pounds of bananas, which he devours.


    They strap him into the chair, flip the switch, and he just sits there, smiling. According to tradition, this is considered a reprieve from God and he is freed.


    Somehow he gets his old job back, and he is happily dispensing tickets when he sees a girl stick her gum on the back of a seat on the bus. Enraged, he lunges out with the ticket dispenser, breaking the offender's neck and killing her.


    Again, he is convicted and sent to death row. He again eats the 12 pounds of bananas, and lo and behold, the electricity does not harm him.


    This time the executioner cleans the contacts, makes him sit in a bucket of water, he tries everything but the conductor won't die. So again, he is set free.


    Amazingly he regains his job. It takes him 1 day to lose his temper and beat to death a young boy who starts to chew his bus ticket. He returns to death row, eats the bananas, and survives the electrocution.


    At this point, the executioner can take no more, his professional pride has been hurt. Before setting our friend free again, he asks him his secret, “what is it with the bananas?”


    “Oh, the bananas have nothing to do with it,” replies the man. “I'm just a bad conductor.”









    “A Taekwondo crime fighter needs a good sidekick.”







    17 March



    National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day


    Montreal hosts one of the longest-running and largest

    St Patrick's Day parades in North America.

    St. Patrick's Day

    National Quilting Day(3rd Sat in Mar)


    National Corn Dog Day(3rd Sat of Mar)

    Internat. Sports Car Racing Day(3rd Sat of Mar)

    Camp Fire Girls Day

    Doctor-Patient Trust Day

    Maple Syrup Saturday(3rd Sat of Mar)

    Submarine Day(obs Mar 17th & Apr 11th)



    17 March


    1992 - Apartheid in South Africa comes to an end

    In a referendum, 68.7% of white South Africans voted for an

    abolishment of racial segregation in the country.


    1973 - The photograph known as Burst of joy is taken

    Photographer Slava Veder was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the

    image depicting a former U.S. prisoner of war being reunited with

    his family.


    1969 - Golda Meir becomes Israel's first female Prime


    In her country, Meir was known as the “Iron Lady” long before

    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher rose to power.


    1959 - The Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India

    Followers and advisers of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama,

    feared for his life after a revolt had erupted in Lhasa against the



    1941 - The Nation Gallery of Art opens in Washington,


    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the gallery, which

    today houses one of the world's finest art collections.





    1967 - Billy Corgan

    American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer


    1948 - William Gibson

    American/Canadian author


    1919 - Nat King Cole

    American singer, pianist, television host


    1883 - Urmuz

    Romanian judge, author


    1834 - Gottlieb Daimler


    German engineer, businessman, co-founded Daimler-Motoren-






    2006 - Oleg Cassini

    French/American fashion designer


    2005 - George F. Kennan

    American historian, diplomat, United States Ambassador to the

    Soviet Union


    1956 - Fred Allen

    American comedian, actor, radio host


    460   - Saint Patrick

    Irish missionary, bishop


    180  - Marcus Aurelius

    Roman emperor




    Did you know?

    Saint Gertrude of Nevilles Day - WTF fun facts

    I am positive some of you knew that already




    Did you know?

    The first man to be killed by a robot - WTF fun facts

    When the line was crossed for the first time




    Did you know?

    Pablo Escobar used to cheat on monopoly - WTF fun facts

    Why does this not surprise me in the least







    “I’m A Fun Guy!”












    Nooo!! Please Don’t






    Pareidolia is seeing patterns in random data or common everyday things.






    This last item I find disturbing. It boggles my mind what some people will do to themselves for what ever the reason!



    Meet The Dragon Lady…Boy





    Meet The Dragon Lady...Boy | Pics'nGiggles.com





    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. droughtquake



      National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day


      Montreal hosts one of the longest-running and largest

      St Patrick's Day parades in North America.

      St. Patrick's Day

      Because Corned Beef & Cabbage is such a well-known staple of French cuisine. The French will do anything to annoy the English! And the English have a long history of conflict with the Irish!  ;-)

    3. droughtquake



      1834 - Gottlieb Daimler

      Henry Ford had a much better publicist.

    4. droughtquake



      2006 - Oleg Cassini

      AMC once sold Oleg Cassini designer edition of the Matador. It was an attempt to give their cars some of that Jackie Onassis magic! It didn’t work.  ;-)

  3. Yesterday
  4. I sit down to do "a little bit" of writing, the next thing I know, three hours have gone by and I'm sitting here wondering why it got so dark.  

    1. Puppilull


      Write. Just write... 



    2. Parker Owens

      Parker Owens

      I’m entirely with you on that...

  5. After two months, I just published the ninth chapter of Charming.  I'm sorry for the long wait.  I'm busy with my college classes, which does not leave me a lot of time to write my stories.  However, it's Spring Break now, so I'll have a week to continue my writing and hopefully publish another chapter before I return back to college :*)

  6. How's everyone doing? Hope you're all having a great weekend!

    1. Headstall


      So so, but it isn't over yet. :) 

  7. in honor of St. Patrick's Day, i've been listening to some music about Irland and this popped up and it stirred my heart i wanted to share.


  8. Off to a family get together.:2thumbs:

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. Dmrman


      Be safe, and Have Fun Dave...!!!:huh::hug::hug:

    3. Daddydavek


      I danced with my granddaughter, the DJ was playing dance music from the 00's, 90', 80's, 70's and some motown from the 60's.  This old guy is still a little pumped but tired too!

    4. CassieQ


      Motown sounds awesome!  

  9. Thinking of you...


    Parducci True Grit Reserve

    2015 Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon


    I have a great story about one of the Parduccis I'll share when I see you. Remind me.

  10. You know how France has a reputation with people on strikes and trains not being on time well let's get ready for 36 days of railroadworkers being on strike 2 days out of 5 per week! Welcome to France!

    1. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      Well, unless they get the negotiations done, almost the whole public sector in Denmark will shut down by April 10th. But I think they'll work something out before then. 

    2. Caz Pedroso

      Caz Pedroso

      We had a similar strike action in the UK last year. They were on strike for the entirety of August and part of July. It really impacted the Prides that were during those times, as no one could get to them. 

    3. clochette


      Other sectors such as education are joining them for the first day Thursday. Negotiations are probably not in the future ad the government wants to go through ordinances instead of a vote of the deputies. 

      Glad I've got a car now!

  11. Did anyone go see Love, Simon? I did, and loved it the book was really great as well! 

  12. You need a green cat profile pic today :funny:  

    1. Valkyrie


      Done :D  

    2. Headstall


      Love it!! :heart: 

    3. CassieQ


      That is so adorable.

  13. You can call me LGO today :gikkle: 

    1. Reader1810


      Ok, I will! :P 

    2. Slytherin


      You are also LGO :P 

    3. Reader1810


      For now and always! :D 

  14. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you whe celebrate it and Happy Ordinary Saturday in March to you who don’t :P  



    1. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      I never used to celebrate it, until I got married. Since Morgan's family came from Ireland, I used it as an excuse to get him one of those t-shirts that says "Kiss me, I'm Irish". :blushing:

  15. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all those who celebrate — and to all those who don’t! And be safe! I can’t spare a single good person on this site. :hug:

    1. BlindAmbition


      Same to you buddy! Showing Danny Sir Irish pride today. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots in slow cooker now. Top the night with some fine Irish whiskey.

  16. Happy St. Paddy's Day! May ye find the gold at the end 'o de rainbow.


  17. Masquerading as a proper Woman and doing some actual sewing... So not my thing!

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. Puppilull


      Just hemming some curtains, so very basic. Still makes me sweaty and frustrated. Hubby usually does that chore, but he was busy elsewhere today.

    3. northie


      I loathe sewing - fingers which manage to play various musical instruments, baulk at holding a needle and doing anything useful with it.  :pinch:  :X

    4. VVesley


      Oof - good luck!

  18. May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
    May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!
    Happy St Patrick's Day Everyone!



  19. 203896-Good-Morning-Happy-Saturday-Minio


    Images is of a minion smiling snd looking to his right at the text. The text says - Happy Saturday. Good morning my wonderful friends! May your day begin with a smile on your face, love in your heart and happiness within your soul. 





    “Two lambs are in a meadow.    

    Which one frequents a casino?


    The one that's gambolling.”       




    If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about
    trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches
    in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull . but that's
    not the worst of it.
    My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things
    up close.
    My traction is not as graceful as it once was.I slip and slide and
    skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.My whitewalls
    are stained with varicose veins.
    It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed.My fuel rate burns

    But here's the worst of it -----------------------
    ------- Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter.....either my radiator
    leaks or my exhaust backfires






    1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize              


    2) When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don't let              

    her brush your hair.                                                      

    3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They           

    always catch the second person.                             

    4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a                


    5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.                     

    6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.      

    7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same        


    8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

    9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white             


    10) The best place to be when you're sad is                    

    Grandpa's lap.                                                             





    A string walks into a bar with a few friends and orders

    a beer. The bartender says, I'm sorry, but we don't        

    serve strings here.                                                               

    The string goes back to his table. He ties himself in a 

    loop and messes up the top of his hair. He walks back

    up to the bar and orders a beer.                                        

     The bartender squints at him and says, Hey, aren't you

    a string?                                                                                

    The string says, Nope, I'm a frayed knot.                       








    Q: What does a cat like to eat on

    his birthday?                         


    A: Mice cream and cake.             







    16 March



    National Artichoke Hearts Day

    National Everything You Do is Right Day

    National Freedom of Information Day


    National Panda Day

    Black Press Day

    Curlew Day

    Goddard Day

    Lips Appreciation Day

    National Preschool Teachers /

                                                Appreciation Day(3rd Fri of Mar)

    St. Urho's Day

    World Sleep Day(Fri of 2nd wk of Mar)



    16 March


    1988 - A poison gas attack kills 5000 civilians in the Kurdish

                 town of Halabjah

    1988 - In Northern Ireland, an Ulster loyalist kills 3 people at

                 a  Provisional IRA funeral

    1968 - U.S. troops massacre hundreds of unarmed civilians

                 in Vietnam

    1960 - Alfred Hitchcock's movie Psycho is premiered

    1926 - Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket




    1986 - Daisuke Wilson

    1954 - Nancy Wilson

    1953 - Richard Stallman

    1917 - Samael Aun Weor

    1912 - Pat Nixon




    2008 - Bill Brown

    2006 - Minnie Pwerle

    2003 - Rachel Corrie

    1983 - Arthur Godfrey

        37 - Tiberius




    Did you know?

    Socrates - WTF fun facts

    Do I detect a hint of irony here?




    Did you know?

    How long your vacation last - WTF fun facts

    Feel free to share this with your bosses




    Did you know?

    How to better understand a subject - WTF fun facts

    I'm way ahead on this one. I have been talking to myself for years now.






    You should always give 100% at work...                                                         

    12% Monday; 23% Tuesday; 40% Wednesday; 20% Thursday; 5% Friday






    Cats Come In Both Solid And Liquid Form












    Public Display of Affection





    It's as simple as that, no comment (by me) needed




    1. droughtquake



      National Everything You Do is Right Day

      National Preschool Teachers Appreciation Day (3rd Fri of Mar)

      World Sleep Day (Fri of 2nd wk of Mar)

      I never had a preschool teacher, I think I’ll take a nap and ponder that thought.  ;-)

    2. Ivor Slipper

      Ivor Slipper



      But here's the worst of it -----------------------
      ------- Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter.....either my radiator
      leaks or my exhaust backfires


      Let's hope the exhaust doesn't develop a crack :)

    3. Dmrman


      Tooo late...:huh::unsure2: already Called JB to come weld the Exhaust... Errr...to a least Check it out...!!!:lmao::gikkle:

  21. I honestly think I loved the mod culture in Britain and wish i could have experienced it when it was the large trend. I think mod men just look so cool.

    1. Dmrman


      Hang in there the Trends Recycle... you will have your Chance... they will Just Rename it... In my lifetime I have watched trends cycle three to four times...:wizard::rolleyes:

    2. MacGreg


      'Quadrophenia' is still one of my favorite films. 

  22. Fun fact: The rocky mountain locust had it's most famous sighting in 1875 in which people claimed there were up to 12.5 trillion swarming. However, in 1902 this species of locust was reported as extinct.

    1. Dmrman


      love it, anything to do with History and Facts... Makes me wonder How I flunked History in School...??? :rolleyes:LMAO...:lmao::lmao:

  23. This is something funny brought to you from Mashable. I saw the original movie trailer, this one made me laugh.

  24. Last week
  25. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone.


  26. Was it you I was discussing drinking pickle juice with in Corrupt a Wish?  This made me think of that whole exchange.  lol



    1. drpaladin


      LOL  Yes, it was me. I'm not sure I'm up for a pickle juice slush though.

    2. Reader1810


      Val, did a search and found the convo. It starts on page 27, post 13. Looks like you started it... :P 

      Pickle juice :puke:

  27. Just an FYI: I'm fixing formatting issues in early anthologies. I'm currently working on the "Day of Silence" anthology, so if you get a notification for one of the stories in that anthology, it's me fixing formatting.  Many of these stories need descriptions. If you want to go read and possibly provide a description, you can find them here:



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