Friday Gilda Radner Funny

Hi, all.

So my Funny today features my favorite comedienne of all time, Gilda Radner.

This is a sketch from her “Gilda: Live” program, which I have on VHS. She plays elderly substitute teacher Miss Emily Litella. It’s “very different,” but funny nonetheless.

There’s only one instance of foul language in this sketch. And it skews a bit blue in the end. Fair warning. But really, Gilda is tame compared to today’s comics. Still, I wouldn’t recommend little kids watch it.

(Many thanks to Youtube user DetroitWalkToFAME for the video.)

Enjoy! And Happy Friday!

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I found out that, whenever I have one set of untied shoelaces, I have to re-tie both sets of laces.  Even if the other shoelaces are already tied tightly.

Isn’t that weird?

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Sports and cynicism

What is it about sports that brings out the cynicism in all of us?

Have you ever noticed that?

I don’t know why. But I feel it, too.

Take, for example, tonight. Older Sister, Youngest Brother, and I attended a local hockey game. Our team lost, 2 to 1, but it was a good game.

But all I could think was….okay, our team’s mascot is a horse named Ricochet. And it was Ricochet’s sixteenth birthday today.

All I could think was, ‘Boy, I bet the person wearing that costume feels like a real horse’s ass sometimes.’

See what I mean?

Another weird thing is, it is the fans’ ‘duty’ to “create a hostile environment for the other team.” Uh, doesn’t that go against good sportsmanship? So I’m cynical in that I cheer for all the good plays, regardless of which team makes them. And there were some really good plays tonight from both sides.

Youngest Brother is still holding out for a bench-clearing brawl at one of the games, though. Dream on. Though I guess it could happen. Fights at hockey games annoy me. As the saying goes, “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” Yeah, some games have been like that.

Doesn’t help that it was really frickin’ cold inside the arena tonight. Well, duh, Mouse, it’s an ice arena. Good thing I wore a jacket.

Older Sister was kind enough to take this picture of me.

Older Sister was kind enough to take this picture of me.

This photo is what The Stable looks like. It’s quite nice:

Photo taken by me

Photo taken by me

(How I love the panorama feature of my new phone’s camera. It’s awesome!)

Our team even has a theme song. Yeah, a theme song.

And, yes, this is a real song. Done by a real band. The band’s name is Con Bro Chill, and the song is called, appropriately enough, “Arena.”

Doesn’t get more ripe for cynicism than that.

But, once again, it’s all part of the fun, I guess.

Let’s feed Bruce!

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Favorite quotes

Can’t sleep.

Felt like blogging. Again.

Plus, I shouldn’t have had that caffeinated beverage so close to bedtime. That’ll teach me.

Anyway, I just got the thinking. Although despite my introspective mood (as indicated by my Punkymood icon), I can’t think of anything really deep and astounding.

So I thought I’d make a list of some of my favorite quotes.

My most favorite quote of all time is: “….Instead I sat in the car and read a map, and spelled out entire sentences with my tongue on the roof of my mouth, where nobody could read ‘em.” It’s from the movie “Badlands,” spoken by Sissy Spacek’s character Holly Sargis. Being a writer, I just love that quote. It’s so true. I do that all the time.

Below are some more.

~ “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

~ “Oh, for a license.” – Sylvia Plath again; suits me, as I don’t drive

~ “For a pessimist, I’m pretty optimistic.” – me, or so I thought; I didn’t know it was a Paramore song until only a couple months ago

~ “I would go crazy, but I already have, so I’m guilt-free.” – me

~ “Think about what you’re doing, not how you’re doing it. What, not how. What, not how. What, not how.” – Mike Rowe, “Dirty Jobs”

~ “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.'” – Audrey Hepburn

~ “Quando omni flunkus moritati.” – from “The Red Green Show;” roughly translated, it means, “When all else fails, play dead.”

~ “Things that seem too good to be true, they usually do/Usually do.” – Nina Storey, from her song “Crown”

~ “Every day is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.” – Anonymous

~ “I reject your reality and substitute my own.” – Adam Savage, “Mythbusters;” rather a nice take on life in general, don’t you think?

~ “I’m thinking like a swinging door/Hinging on these changing thoughts/Between the pull up to the shore/And the push off.” – Sarah Harmer, from her song “Pendulums”

And there’s a whole lot in various books, but one of the most true is from my favorite book ever, The Language of Goldfish by Zibby O’Neal. It’s a whole paragraph:

“….It wasn’t as if on some particular morning she’d suddenly felt different. Things didn’t happen that way. They changed slowly. You went along more or less the same until one day you knew something was terribly wrong. And then you realized it had been that way for a very long time.”

Story of life. Cautionary, too, in a way. Made me pay attention when I was ten; that’s how I knew I was depressed by the time I was twelve.


I have more, but I can’t think of them right now. My brain is going to sleep, even if my body can’t at the moment.

Time for some tunes. Thank you, Pandora Radio.

Catch you later.

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October sunset

As seen from the parking lot of work this afternoon.

So, I know, it’s not exactly sunset. More like late afternoon twilight, I guess.

But it was just pretty.

I took this picture with my new phone, too. So, the camera works!


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So, okay…. (tidbits)

~ Thursday was a total trip and a half. It poured all afternoon on Thursday, starting just as I left work to head to my appointment with Doctor, wouldn’t you know. Oh well. At least I had an umbrella. This time.

~ Doctor upped my dosage of the plain and got me back on the able (after a six-month absence of it). Plus I will be setting up an appointment to meet back with Dr. S in the very near future; get back to talk therapy, as it were.

~ My only gripe about visits with Doctor is, they’re not long enough. I understand he isn’t a therapist and that he’s very busy, but I don’t feel like I can ever really say what I mean in the ten, fifteen minutes that I see him. And most of those ten, fifteen minutes are spent answering the same questions he asks every visit; he also has a spiel about the medications and possible side effects (read, birth defects) that he’s required to give me. It’s just….a little frustrating sometimes. That should change when I go to see Dr. S.

~ Hopefully, things will get better now, and there’ll be no repeat of the month-long depressed streak that ended just this past Tuesday. Hopefully. Because that was really rough, the roughest I’ve felt in a long time. I seriously considered the worst possible thing – that’s how bad I felt during that depressed streak. And I still don’t even know what precipitated it.

~ The new phone is working great. No, I’m not wondering how I ever survived without a smartphone, nor have I said such a thing. But it is pretty darn cool. No question, my favorite app is the Pandora Radio app. Plus, I can finally listen to The Seventh House (my father’s radio show) on Friday nights – Tenacity Radio has an app that allows you to listen live on your phone, and I downloaded it. Sweet! Oh, hey, does anyone know of any good creative writing apps?

~ News on the work front – younger Michelle is leaving. She accepted a supervisory position at another building within the company. She’s going to do just fine at that position. I wish her well.

~ Now the biggest news. Older Sister will be moving back home soon. It’s only a temporary arrangement, for one year. Just long enough to get her back on her feet and all. She will be moving her things over incrementally, as well as her pets. Remember, she has two cats and one dog. Her cat Teag will be moved over to our house tomorrow. Teag and Muirne get along very well, and Nuala will at least tolerate Teag’s presence. But it should be interesting.

~ I meant to do this yesterday for my Friday Funny, but I didn’t. Don’t know why, but I didn’t. So I’m doing it now. Because – and here’s the lead in – in the coming months, this is how we will be spending some Saturday nights. At the local hockey game. Yes, the city I live in has a hockey team. The team is part of the USHL (United States Hockey League). This is a video I took about three years ago, during one of those local hockey games. Prominently featured, at least vocally, are Older Sister (she’s the “Oh my god!” exclaimer) and Younger Brother (he’s the one at the end of the video going “Hear that, Number Eight?”) This is what happens – what always happens – when the opposing team returns to full strength after a penalty:

Yeah, the local fans are not known for good sportsmanship. Not at all.

But we are known for cowbells. The arena is called “The Stable,” after all.

I guess that’s part of the fun.

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Testing….from the phone

Hey everyone.  Just testing the posting capabilities of my new phone.  Hope this works!

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