Monday, February 27, 2006

Life as a Mop?

I've often wondered about life in a different form, but it had never occurred to me to consider life as a mop. I believe that I have danced with a few now and then to practice my steps, but I never wanted to be one. I always thought it would be pretty gross to have your head stuffed in dirty water all the time. Mr. Pastis may actually be weirder than I am, and that's damned impressive.

It does seem to me that the pig got it wrong though. If he really wanted to imitate a mop, he should have gone in head first, and that position would make its own statement to the world. Pig's an illiterate pollyanna though, and I doubt if could even understand the concept of mooning somebody. --gk

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

How Much are We Paying This Guy?

Bush Blames Cuts at Energy Lab on Mix-Up

By DEB RIECHMANN Feb 21, 8:47 PM (ET)

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - President Bush, on a three-state trip to promote his energy policy, said Tuesday that a budgeting mix-up was the reason 32 workers at one of the nation's premier renewable energy labs were laid off and then reinstated just before his visit.

Bush Unaware of Ports Deal Before Approval

By TED BRIDIS Feb 22, 10:50 AM (ET)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush was unaware of the pending sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates until the deal already had been approved by his administration, the White House said Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Yeah, they always blame the writers, but sometimes it's the editors and publisherswho screw up.

I Hate Morning!

I knew there was a reason why I hate mornings so much, and now I also understand how coffee works. It dresses your soul.

This cartoon explains why nothing that I try ever seems to work out quite the way I had hoped. Robert Heinlein wrote a story once called The Door into Summer about a cat who would force his human to go around and open all the doors of his house in the expectation that one of them would lead to better weather. I guess I'm kind of like that cat. I keep banging my head against the wall certain that sooner or later I'll run into a door that will open for me.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Nice on Ice!

Just in case you haven't been seeing enough falls on the ice for the past week, I thought I'd present this cartoon. It might also give some ideas for entertainment to those in the Northeast US who are still without power to run their TV.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


This cold weather makes me feel like just laying around inside where it's warm all day.

Of course you can mess with telemarketers even while you're just laying around the house.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


My lord! That's one of the worst puns I've ever been exposed to. This GSKearney person should be shot, drawn and quartered, and made to eat a dictionary!

According to my sister, Pat Kopsian, if you aren't quite up to being a full fledged curmudgeon due to inebriation, too much fun, or any other cause; you are probably just a mudgeon. It took me a long time to find a good picture of a partially fledged mudgeon, but I think this one captures the essence.

Valentine's Day

I think I'm beginning to understand why I haven't had many dates lately. Other men cheat on their wives, but I guess they aren't quite so open about it. I like to be honest though, and I can't see why a real woman would feel threatened by an imaginary one?

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Winterspring is Over!

It's finally getting cold again. Our string of days with a high temperature above freezing is coming to an end. ARRGHH! It was so nice going out on my bicycle every day. I guess the cold weather is a bigger problem for others though, so I shouldn't complain.

Oh well, I wasn't planning on doing much except to watch the Super Bowl today anyway. --gk