Random Thoughts for Thursday, April 28th 2011

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If Doctor Who isn’t supposed to cross his own timeline, you’d think he’d branch out a little from London…

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A guy sits down at the bar in a new place that opened up on the 40th floor of a skyscraper.  It was getting pretty famous, especially for its open balcony seating that gave a spectacular view of the city.  After a few drinks, he starts talking to the guy in the chair next to him, the only other customer in the bar.

“Pretty nice place, huh?”

“Yeah,” replies the guy.

“And what about that view?”

“It’s ok.”

“You must be hard to impress.”

“Not really, I just like the balcony for other reasons.”

“Oh?  Like what?”

“Well, the winds are so strong up here, you can step right off the balcony and you won’t fall.  The winds just hold you up.”

“Get out!  That’s bullshit!”

“You think so?  Here, I’ll show you.”  So the guy gets up, walks out onto the balcony, up onto the wall and steps out into the air.  Sure enough, the wind gusts and he hovers gently for just a moment before the wind carries him over the edge and back on solid ground.

Thrilled to see this, the other man shouts, “OH MAN! I HAVE GOT TO TRY THAT!” and leaps up onto the wall, then steps out and falls forty stories to his death.

The other man returns to his seat where the bartender, shaking his head, pours him a fresh drink and says, “Damn, you’re cold when you’re drunk, Superman.”

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I have the Blues Brothers Cover version of the theme from telvisions Rawhide stuck in my head.

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If phones are so smart, how come they can’t understand us when we tell them to ‘CALL PIZZA’?

“Did you say, “Call mom?”

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Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, though the streams are swollen, keep them doggies rollin’, Rawhide…

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…my hearts calculating, my true love will be waitin’, waitin’ at the end of my ride…

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Do they still have popcorn makers or is it all microwave popcorn these days?  I remember JiffyPop in the tin bowl and you’d hold it over the burner on the stove and shake-shake-shake-shake-shake while it popped…

I also remember this popcorn maker that we had – it was like a hot plate.  You put the popcorn in and added the butter to the top of the dome, then put the dome over it and plugged it in.  While you watched, the popcorn would start popping until it filled the dome.  The butter would melt and drizzle down on the popcorn (I think).

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Mother’s Day is coming up.  How come there’s no Single Person of Non-Specific Gender with No Kids Day?

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1 Comment

  • Paul (@princejvstin) Posted April 29, 2011 4:53 am

    If Doctor Who isn’t supposed to cross his own timeline, you’d think he’d branch out a little from London…

    Part of the conceit, I think, is that we never see a lot of the adventures that have nothing to do with England. And to be fair, a fair number of the 1st Doctor’s Historical episodes, now lost, did take him far from England. The Marco Polo episode, for instance.

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