Thought it was time for another music video to help you smile… 🙂
Time, once again, for me to put something other than something I did myself up here. Love this…
I originally posted this 12/1/2016 on my Facebook page. Thought it fit…
NBA Friends – Merry Christmas! Some of you will remember this and some of you won’t. Some of you will know some of the people in here and , maybe not others. If you were there, you know what a blast this was to do. If you weren’t, try to imagine… And eat your heart out! LOL
Back in 1994, the Beach Boys played a concert after a Padres game at Jack Murphy Stadium. Channel 8 decided to put together a contest and asked for people/groups to submit videos of them performing Barbara Ann. The winner(s) would perform the song on stage with the Beach Boys at the concert!
Retired Corporate Mom, Barbara Brumfield, thought it would be fun for us to submit an entry, so she showed up one day with her movie camera and asked for volunteers.
Nobody wanted to do it (yeah – right!) so we got some ideas together, wrote down the words and shot three takes. Then we had to get back to work.
They get better as the the number of takes increases.
The third one is the one we submitted.
Did we win? We were sooooooo close!
Well… It was some drunk guy. Knee deep in the Pacific Ocean. Wearing a straw hat. Playing a ukulele… Really.
And then he never showed up for the ball game or performance!!
Oh well – we had a ton of fun doing it!
You know how, sometimes, you want to succinctly express your feelings to someone in such a way as to let them know exactly what you think of them? And you want to do it without using any really bad words? And you can’t think of any way to do it without using any of the really bad words you really want to use but would feel really badly about it if you did? And so you just don’t say anything at all?
You Stifle yourself for the sake of propriety.
On the one hand, this is a very good thing to do – it shows maturity and self control when, in many cases, you may be justified in letting the other guy verbally have it; but because you are a really nice person, you just bite your tongue and keep your thoughts to yourself.
Is that not just about the most frustrating thing in the world?
Well take heart, my good person, because I have stumbled upon a way to inform anyone who irritates you exactly what you think of them without the use of any really bad words at all!
Yes, that’s right! You can exercise your right to insult the _____ing _____y ______e who has just proven him/herself to be exactly what you don’t want to say and do it in such a way that you can say it without any self recrimination or fear of getting your mouth washed out with Lifebuoy.
Imagine a situation where someone has just demonstrated themselves to be exactly what you don’t want to say, but you are able to say something even better.
For example, instead of calling them a _____ing _____y ______e, you can say,
“Thou gorebellied pottle-deep canker-blossom!”
“Thou clouted milk-livered malt-worm!”.
You can even go as far as saying
“Thou beslubbering tardy-gated skainsmate!”
without having to go to confession because of the really bad words that you didn’t use! And, at the same time, you can demonstrate that you actually are quite the cultured individual because you can sound “Shakespeare”-ish.
“So how do I do this,” you ask? It’s easy! Simply look at the chart below and follow the instructions and in no time at all you’ll be insulting everyone from your boss to your doctor; from your spouse to your daughter’s boyfriend; from your used car salesman to your grocery clerk, all while impressing them with your knowledge of The Barb!
No need to thank me. I didn’t come up with this, but I really wish that I had.
I don’t think I want Judy to see this. She may get ideas, and those guitars are expensive…
I used to work. At a job. I loved my job, but I love being retired, too.
Some of the things I loved about the job are:
- The people – not just my co-workers, but ALL of the people I came into contact with, and I still keep in contact with a lot of them. I think that some of them may be getting sick of me by now, but I really do enjoy them and miss them. So I bug them on occasion.
- The job, itself. For the most part, I had a lot of fun doing what I did. Again, that’s because of the people I got to work with.
- The industry. It is a crazy industry with a lot of motion. Major changes all of the time. It’s also a very large and, at the same time, a very small industry. Everybody knows everybody else, no matter which company you work for or segment of the industry you work in. It helps that I was in the industry for 30 years. I am friends with janitors, help desk personnel, sales reps, software developers, marketing folks all the way up to CEOs in a lot of small to large companies.
But, like with all jobs, there are some things that could be challenging to get through.
Email could be challenging and even entertaining. One of the more entertaining things about email is when you get one from a co-worker in, say, China, for whom English is not a first language. It’s even more entertaining when the email includes lots of other people who speak the same non-English language, say, Chinese.
And it’s even more fun when you (me) don’t speak Chinese as a first (or any) language.
Those emails go something like this…
免费门票索取联系人：吴R 联系QQ：1085157548 Tel：134-8079-4297
Let me know if you have any questions.
I always enjoyed the “Let me know if you have any questions” part the best. That’s because the whole thing became a question for me. I just didn’t know where to start asking.
I still don’t.
You’ve Seen the pictures!
You’ve read the comments!
You’ve been dazzled by the beauty of the printed imagery of one of the wonders of the modern age!
Now watch as the entire escapade comes to life before your very eyes in a new Major Motion Picture!
THE ACTION PACKED adventure through the South end of my office!
SEE – the instruments that never made me famous!
HEAR – the heart thumping narrative as you are guided through the deepest and darkest mysteries of my Inner Sanctum!
MARVEL – at the sight of what is actually the Neat and Clean part of my World Headquarters!
NOTICE – that I never point the camera in the other direction, for fear that the fire inspector might see it and come to pay me a visit!
A FULL 39 seconds in the making!
‘The Guitar Wall, Or Just, “The Wall” – The Motion Picture’
See it soon…
“YOU WILL BELIEVE a man can drill a hole in a wall and make something stick there…with a relatively minimal use of Spackle…” – Judy Kammerer
Fun videos – short stories and old movie trailers:
Some of my favorite Youtube Music Videos:
Videos that inspire me – Really cool stories, etc.: