I have decided that I am going to go ahead and try the silent P thing and see how it works for me. Amazingly, I was able to hold a few more stories in reserve to bring out a few more chuckles for the beginning of your week. I will get to the humor in a minute, but I wanted to thank you all for voting for me this year in the Blog Madness. I checked the vote tallies earlier this evening with no expectation that I would be close, but you know what; I clearly overestimated my chances. The winner in my region had more than double my vote total and had nearly double the total of any other region’s leading vote getter as well. Even if I combined my vote total with the total number of votes of the winner of any of the other three regions, I would still come in second in mine. Maybe I will get a better draw next year. In the meantime, I know how several other basketball teams feel after this weekend.
On that note, let’s get in some fun stuff. I found this story while reading at the end of last week and I can’t stop laughing at the video. Someone should perhaps clue our esteemed president in on the fact that other nations can see him on TV even when he isn’t meeting with their leaders. The Danish press certainly got a kick out of the fact that he has lost any pretense of originality in his compliments to other nations. This video clip is on the site with the story, but I will embed it here as well. Either way, you simply have to watch this video. If he keeps this up I may repost my parody song from a year or so ago.
A couple of MLB stories hit the scene last week that made me laugh as well. First, is a case of mistaken identity. I suppose it can be confusing when two pro ballplayers have the same name to be sure, but can it be that hard to get the right checks to the right place when they aren’t even in the same organization? My only real question is if one of those other Jeff Musgrave guys that are out there (one of them is even a pastor) could accidentally send a little extra cash my way. I would be willing to return it (although a reward would be nice). Other big league players are costing themselves money all the time in other ways. Injury-prone Job Chamberlain managed to hurt himself again, this time jumping on a trampoline with his son. If he has this on video, he could pull the daily double and maybe win of America’s Funniest Home Videos as well as one of those gruesome sports injury highlight shows.
Last but not least for the new Pmonday version of Pfun stuff, I know you probably don’t read all the terms and conditions on every single piece of software and website; but I am also sure you have never bothered to count how many words there are in the crazy things. Now I am no Shakespeare, and I am certainly no lawyer; but I am not surprised to find out who is the more verbose between the two. Unfortunately, lawyers use a lot more words to say nothing at all, as proved by some intrepid researchers. Paypal spends more words than the entirety of Macbeth and iTunes outdoes Hamlet for word count. There are all kinds of jokes available for this. But the best one I can think of is my opinion of lawyers and these T and C’s in general. They are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.