Archive for November, 2008


I wrote this as a Comment to TMI Weekly’s latest video, but every time I clicked the button to send it, “it” never got sent. So I thought I’d just post the comments to my blog,

Here’s the link to TMI Weekly – Meeting the Parents

Julia [Allison] had some great ideas for breaking the ice. There’s no better context for humor than introducing someone to your parents, so if you have any humor at all in your eyeballs, you should relish the thought. If I were a father and the guy or girl pulled out index cards, I’d be amused to say the least. And turtle-necks – well that’s just Julia being the Julia we have all come to know and love.

The sure-fire best way to introduce a girl or boy friend is casually, like you did when you were little. Just barge in on mom and dad and say “Hey, this is Julia (or Fred). We’re gonna go play in my room.” Eventually you will become familiar. And the older they get, the easier it gets; when your friend starts to look to them like your Sis or your brother Buzz, they will likely stop caring altogether.

If there must be a formal meeting, without preconditions, then you pretty much have to play it by ear. unless the dad is an Admiral or a General (or just likes to be called Admiral or General) in which case, it’s easy – just sit there and keep your mouth shut, and speak only when spoken to.

In any event honesty is always the best policy, the more kids the merrier, and Bohemian Rhapsody was the last good song ever made.

And never appear overly confident, or they’ll think you are picturing them naked.

[Addendum] I checked back today and my Comment had double-posted. Typical – SNAFU.

Still, it’s a great web-site and I highly recommend it.

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I Love this Photograph

But I sincerely hope that it is Photoshopped, or staged.  


Editor’s Note: Sorry I had to make it so small, but my blog can’t center up or align photos very well that are over 450 0r 460 pixels wide.

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My Ten Commandments


I made these tablets in Sunday School when I was a little boy. Don’t they look authentic? Note all the cracks and fissures in the tablets, and the clever use of Roman numerals.

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My Favorite Prayer

The first time I heard this prayer was in the movie “The Diary of Anne Frank.” While the German police are nosing around outside their little hideaway, Anne’s mother gets on her knees and begins to pray the 121st Psalm.

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From whence shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is your keeper;
The LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The LORD will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.

Nothing, I think, is lovelier to God than a simple, sincere expression of faith.

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Happy Halloween!

I don’t have any candy to hand over this Halloween, but I happened upon this cartoon that I hope you will like. Not sure who the cartoonist is, but I can make out Oklahoma City in the signature at the top.

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