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It’s Saturday. So Laugh.

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92 Responses to “It’s Saturday. So Laugh.”


  1. 5 MightyPamela
    February 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Hahahahahah!

  2. February 8, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Funny related story about this tweet:

    I wasn’t at work this day, but a lady asked why the dinosaur books were in the 500s rather than in the 398s with all the other folklore like dragons. One of the part timers said, “Well, dinosaurs actually existed.” The patron said, “That really hasn’t been proven yet.”

    Stupidity. Keeping humanity back for 150,000 years.

  3. February 8, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Laughter and truth are delicious pairings :) Thanks, NW!

    What’s not funny ….

  4. February 8, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Love those tweets from GOD. Sure puts a smile on my face. Been very busy today but heard about the great March in North Carolina on twitter. Haven’t heard about it anywhere else. Hope Chips gets some pictures of it on the front page. Funny how all those tea party rallies got full coverage but this Moral March gets nothing.

  5. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    February 8, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Watching the movie 42, and wow, wow, wow, Jackie Robinson is a phenomenal human being. We already know he’s an A++++++++ baseball player but as a human being? The man is incredible.

    White person after white person calling him the n-word over and over again. Calling him boy. Calling him a monkey. Insulting his wife and child over and over again. Refusing him use of hotel rooms and bathrooms, but feeling smug enough to take his money for their goods and services. On the inside, it tears him up but on the outside, he just keeps on keeping on.

    I don’t know how he did it – I would’ve picked up a bat and smashed the crap out of those racists – but I am certainly thankful that he fought the good fight so that millions could have more freedoms.

    • 24 jacquelineoboomer
      February 8, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Multiply his incredible character by the multitude of African-American men just like him, and there you go. Amazing and incredible that they got through life – and still get through life – in such a dignified manner.

      • 25 Nerdy Wonka
        February 8, 2014 at 10:07 pm

        +1,000,000,000.

        I got choked up watching him withstand insult after insult, and he was expected not to respond, not to show emotion, and it made me think of others like him who faced the same and still held their head up high and fought everyday, so that generations would have a better life.

        That strength of character humbles me.

        • 26 jacquelineoboomer
          February 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm

          And it humbles me. Some of us complain over little slights – we have no idea what real hurting is, and I’m not sure many of us would have the same strength of character to work through it, if we did.

    • 27 mtmarilyn
      February 8, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      I agree, NW. I have always admired Jackie, but after watching the movie I was so overwhelmed with admiration for both him and his wife. Reminds us of all that POTUS and FLOTUS are having to put up with.

      • 28 Nerdy Wonka
        February 8, 2014 at 10:03 pm

        So true, MTMarilyn. So true. They held their head up high despite everything and every hate thrown their way. Fantastic role models; just like President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

    • 29 jackiegrumbacher
      February 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      NW, I think Jackie Robinson, like President Obama, had a center inside himself that was unshakable. He knew himself and he wouldn’t allow anyone to trigger reactions that would reinforce their stereotypes and let himself down. Like our president, he learned to flick the hurts off his shoulder and remain true to his core. He was the first, so the barbs were sharper and the racist exclusions more overt. I was in grade school when Robinson was at his peak and was an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan. I was oblivious to anything he might have been going through, but those of us who loved the Dodgers knew he was the best and cheered when the radio announcer told us he was up at bat. It makes me weepy to remember those great times.

    • February 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      because Jackie Robinson ‘ took it’ – I will forever believe it’s the reason why he died so young.

  6. February 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm

  7. 42 desertflower
    February 8, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Yes….this. http://www.stonekettle.com/2014/02/reflections-of-middle-aged-blogger.html

    “There is only one truly inalienable right, one right that can’t be taken away by gods nor governments nor men, and that is the right to define yourself.”

    • 43 a4alice
      February 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      thx I always enjoy reading his blog

    • 44 99ts
      February 8, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      The article about himself that he references is also well worth reading

      http://www.forwardprogressives.com/interview-jim-wright-author-liberal-blog-stonekettle-station/

      “3) What was your life like before Stonekettle Station?

      Different …and exactly the same. I started Stonekettle Station the day that my retirement from the US Navy became official. Prior to that I was a military officer sworn to uphold my oath to the United States, restricted by the Uniform Code of Military Justice and my duty to protect certain classified interests of the government – and to a certain extent, in certain areas, I still am. Those agreements are legally binding for the rest of my life. There are things I won’t write about for exactly that reason, things that I know in intimate detail, but am unable or unwilling to discuss. I don’t in any way begrudge those obligations; I accepted them willingly, I gave my word and my word is good. Period. It would have been unprofessional to write about some of the things I write about, criticisms of government for example, or to offer an opinion on military actions, while still in uniform. “

  8. February 8, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    YAY POTUS and FLOTUS

  9. February 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    GE, TOD. For you night owls, West Coasters, and international villagers…….. Bode Miller, who has ran the fastest times in 2/3 practice runs in the downhill, goes for gold at 2 a.m. EST on NBC live stream in the U.S. Watch this insane video of BBC’s reporter narrating the course while holding a POV camera!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    P.S. if you have an iPad their is an NBC Olympic app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nbc-sports-live-extra/id542511686?mt=8 ….that I’m using that allows you to ‘mirror’ the stream to your Apple TV.

  10. February 8, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    How many languages can you sing in? Disney’s Queen Elsa handles 25 in one song. Pretty impressive for a cartoon sovereign.

  11. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    February 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you for the God tweets, NW! Yes, we so need to laugh. There’s enough misery all around us, but we don’t have to revel in it all the time – if we have the slightest chance for escape, even for just a few hours on a Saturday night! This is not to diminish real troubles – just the smaller ones that seem to mushroom in our heads if we let ‘em!

  12. 66 donna dem 4 obama
    February 8, 2014 at 10:03 pm

  13. 70 sherijr
    February 8, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    If any of you have Netflix- I want to recommend a wonderful documentary I watched last night… it will make you laugh- and cry… and feel very good about your fellow human beings: Young@Heart its about a chorus of seniors in MA who travel the world singing.. their average age is 80, the eldest is 92 and they are amazing.

  14. February 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm

  15. 83 MightyPamela
    February 8, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Snowing. Now. In Seattle.

  16. February 8, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Toilet fixed, the plumber was awesome, didn’t charge me the weekend rate, left him a glowing review on Yelp. And Chinese is on the way. Day ending on an up note.

  17. 86 jacquelineoboomer
    February 8, 2014 at 11:11 pm

  18. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    February 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    From the TIME article at the link: “The law seems pretty clear to me and the sites along these lines that I’ve looked at the past few months seem to clearly violate Federal Election Commission regulations,” said Paul S. Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center. “In my view it is not the case that these websites clearly and unambiguously show opposition. On the contrary the URLs of these websites would lead a reasonable viewer to think the websites are supporting the candidate.”

  19. 89 Nerdy Wonka
    February 8, 2014 at 11:31 pm

  20. 92 Lynn
    February 9, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Maybe that’s the “Ain’t nothing about that don’t do something


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