Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Weird Vacation Idea

I admit it...weird things appeal to me. This year instead of dropping big bucks for a cruise, resort etc...we decided to make several day trips to explore the weird, wacky and fun ideas that I discovered on the website.  We also incorporated the restaurants/bakeries that appeared on "Food Feuds".  

We started at Pappy's Smokehouse in St Louis...mighty fine BBQ...for dessert a St Louis favorite Gooey Butter Cake from Gooey Louies. These were the losers...looking forward to trying the winners tomorrow.

Then we hopped in the car and went to sites ranging from the Big Eyeball at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St Louis to the World's Biggest Catsup Bottle (Water Tower) in Collinsville IL up 55 for a series of bizarre stops/photo ops.

Chris called this a really lame vacation idea...but she went along with it.  She found out that others share my fascination with the weird when we met a Chicago family at one of our stops who were taking 3 extra days to do the same thing.

Here are some of our favorite "weird" sites.

BTW, Maid Rite is the home of the loose meat sandwich.  Think a Sloppy Joe without the slop...although that doesn't do it justice. We drove to Springfield for them because there are no longer any of them in the St Louis area.  The Maid Rite in Springfield bills itself as the oldest and fastest drive thru restaurant. All I know is they're really good.

Stay Tuned the adventure (and maybe the griping) will continue tomorrow.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Night Music Featuring Carole King

 A Natural Woman

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?


I Feel The Earth Move 

You've Got a Friend 


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Night Music Featuring Gerry and the Pacemakers

 I'll Be There 



How Do You Do



Ferry Cross The Mersey

You'll Never Walk Alone

Wednesday, June 15, 2011




The boss of a big company needed to call
one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main
computers. He dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted
with a child's whispered, "Hello?" Feeling put out at the inconvenience
of having to talk to a youngster, the boss asked, "Is your Daddy home?"

"Yes" whispered the small voice.

"May I talk with him?" the man asked.

To the surprise of the boss, the small voice whispered, "No."

Wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your Mommy

"Yes" came the answer.

"May I talk with her?"

Again, the small voice whispered, "No"

Knowing that it was not likely that a young child would be left
home alone, the boss decided he would just leave a message with the
person who should be there watching over the child. "Is there any one
there besides you?" the boss asked the child.

"Yes" whispered the child, "a policeman."

Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the
boss asked, "May I speak with the policeman?"

"No he's busy" said the little voice.

"Busy doing what?" asked the boss.

"Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the fireman." came the whispered

Growing concerned and even worried as he heard the sound of a
helicopter through the ear piece on the phone the boss asked, "What is
that noise?"

"A hello-copper" answered the whispering voice.

"What is going on there?!" asked the boss, now getting alarmed.

In an awed whispering voice the child answered, "The search team
 just landed the hello-copper."

Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated, the
boss asked, "What are they searching for?!"

Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled
giggle, "Me!"


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bubba and Homer

Bubba and Homer
were sitting in back of their trailers, shooting the breeze.

Bubba asked Homer, "If I snuck ovah to yore house while you wuz out
an' I made love to yore wife, an' she got pregnant, would
that make us kin?"

Homer scratched his head for a bit then said,

 "I don't think so, but it shore would make us even."

Monday, June 13, 2011

Bubba Goes to Paris

Bubba from Alabama Goes to Paris


Bubba, a furniture dealer from Alabama, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find. After arriving in Paris he met with some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home.


To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bistro and have a glass of wine. As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house. Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table, asked him something in French (which he did not understand), and motioned toward the chair. He invited her to sit down.

He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language & so, after a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, and he ordered a glass of wine for her.
After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded.


They left the bistro and found a quiet cafe that featured a small group playing romantic music. They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until the cafe closed and the band was packing up.


Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed.


To this day, Bubba has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bubba and the Lawyer

Down south, Bubba called his attorney and asked, "Is

It true theys suin them cigarette companies fer causin
People to
git cancer ?"

"Yes, Bubba, sure is true," responded the lawyer.
"And now someone is suin
them fast food restaurants
Fer makin th em fat an cloggin their
arteries with all
Them burgers an fries, is that true, Mista

"Sure is, Bubba."
"And that lady sued McDonalds for millions
 when she
Was gave that hot coffee that she ordered?"

"And that football player
 sued that university when he
Gradiated and still couldn't read?"

"That's right," said the
"But why are you asking?"

"Well, I was thinkin .. . .
 What I want to know is, kin
I sue Budweiser fer all them ugly
women I slept with?"

Saturday Night Music Featuring Marty Robbins

A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)


Devil Woman

El Paso


My Woman, My Woman, My Wife 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Have You Smiled Today?


It is done by moving the corners of the mouth upward.

LET ME SHOW YOU HOW..............

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Man's Logic

A Man's Logic

 A woman's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day.

One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer.

As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, 'You know what?
You have been with me all through the bad times.
When I got fired, you were there to support me.
When my business failed, you were there.
When I got shot, you were by my side.
When we lost the house, you stayed right here.
When my health started failing, you were still by my side.
You know what Martha?'
'What dear?' she gently asked, smiling as her heart began to fill with warmth.
"I'm beginning to think you're bad luck...."

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday Night Blog Fever Salutes Summertime

With the temperature hovering near the 100 degree mark in St. Louis, it's time to salute Summertime in this week's blog fever post.

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini- Brian Hyland

Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer- Nat King Cole

Summer In The City- Lovin' Spoonful

Summer Nights- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

In The Summertime -Mungo Jerry



Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's a Cat's Life





















Husband Down

A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart.
The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart.

"What do you think you're doing?" asks the wife.
"They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans" he replies.
"Put them back, we can't afford them" demands the wife, and so they carry on shopping.

A few aisles further on along the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream and put it in the basket.

"What do you think you're doing?" asks the husband.
"It's my face cream. It makes me look beautiful," replies the wife.
Her husband retorts: "So does the 24 cans of Budweiser and it's half the price."

He never knew what hit him.

HUSBAND DOWN on aisle 8