Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Five Minutes More

It was difficult to set the alarm clock.  My eyes were watering and it has been so long since I'd had to set it, I'd forgotten how.

You see, Mabel used to wake us promptly at 4:55 AM.  Thus, we had no need to set the alarm clock.

But Mabel had to leave us.

Now the alarm clock goes off at 5:00 AM.  I never dreamed that an extra five minutes of sleep in the morning could make me feel so sad.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pop Culture Frenzy, Round 36

Welcome once again to Pop Culture Frenzy.  Today we look at a photo that has gone viral.  It features US President Barack Obama and the Italian Prime Minister standing outside of an office on a balcony.  Mr. Obama has an object in his hand that looks very much like a pack of cigarettes.  When Press Secretary Josh Ernest was asked if this was indeed a pack of cigarettes, he said no.   Then he got snippy about it.

OK.  It wasn't cigs in the photo.  What was POTUS holding in his hand?

A Dime Bag?
Hostmaster:  incorrect.

An I pod?
Hostmaster:  incorrect.  Though it does seem likely that he'd want the Italian Prime Minister to hear all those speeches that he missed.
The press secretary has more important
things to know about than what Obama
has in his hand.
Hostmaster:  alrighty.
Even when he is smiling, the
 president looks crabby. 
He's probably hungry.
  He had some cookies?
Hostmaster:  incorrect.  Though the crabby part is correct, it seems to me.

A mirror compact so he can
look at himself?
Hostmaster:  incorrect.
This is so racist.
They never questioned
Bush this way.
Hostmaster:  yeah, right.  Bush was never questioned.  Ever.  But when he was, it was always respectful.  Cuz he's white or something.  
E cigarettes?
Hostmaster:  incorrect. 
You know, this isn't a joke.
Cigarettes are more addictive than
So the President of the United States
feels he must deny his addiction?
No wonder he's crabby.


If e cigarettes weren't defamed,
regulated and taxed so much
maybe Obama could use this less
toxic alternative of nicotine.
At least until, you know, he's out of
office and isn't subject to the awful
scrutiny of the world.
Hostmaster:  that makes too much sense, Bryan.
It is outrageous that we
are even talking about this.
There is so much rape and
injustice happening on college
campuses and we are talking
about Obama's personal life.
Cyndi's right!
We could be watching Mattress Girl's
performance art instead of speculating
on this piffling matter!
Since the White House is not likely to tell us what the president had in his hand, we don't know the answer.  This round could go on forever.  Let's end it. 
There are no winners.  
That is true in so many ways. 
Round 36
Fluffy/Molly  16
Bryan/Cyndi  13
 Special thanks to Misred and Sonny for their unintended assistance!