Well, no one commented on whether they liked or didn’t like the silent P gag, so I am just going to run with it for now. I figure the fun stuff belongs on Monday as a little extra pick me up for those who start the week off on a hard note for whatever reason.
If you have to laugh, I highly recommend this story out of Canada of a drunk man’s rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. I didn’t expect it to be as funny as it was when I read about it. I won’t embed the video here. The news story has a charm all its own. Videos like this should be mandatory viewing to put people off of drinking for good. One of the reasons I have never consumed alcohol myself is the fine displays of a few of my HS friends who aptly displayed the foolishness that resulted. But those are stories for another time.
I had so much fun with the baseball stories last week that I saved another one. My favorite team, the World Champion St Louis Cardinals, had a funny moment on the TV broadcasts during spring training. A top prospect in the organization was labeled on TV as “Minor League Guy” when he came in to pinch run during a recent game. You can see a photo of the screen capture by viewing the link. I am looking forward to seeing how the new team comes together this year. While I am sad to see Pujols go, I am glad to see Mike Matheny getting his first shot at a managing position. May the Redbirds have a great year and get 12 in ’12.
In the list of truly laughable, I saw news that the NYC school district has issued a list of “banned words” that could be taken for an April Fool’s joke if it weren’t a little early for such craziness. We wouldn’t want kids to be offended when they are taking a test after all.
And speaking of things that should be April Fool’s jokes, I saw a story on Fox News about a new push to promote “healthy eating” at church.
“A couple of years ago I came up with the idea that churches were sending people to heaven early because of all the food they served at church functions, like bacon and sausage and ice cream and donuts,” Dr. Amen, who is a Christian and a graduate of Oral Roberts University Medical School told FoxNews.com. “I have been going to church since I was a little boy and the food in churches is just outrageous.”
This could turn into a non-funny rant if I am not careful, so I will try and save the rant for another post. Rather, let me poke fun at this with a little bit of sardonic humor. If we are sending people to heaven early, that would be a good thing:
A good name is better than precious ointment,
and the day of death than the day of birth. – Ecclesiastes 7:1
To borrow a few words from my favorite singer/songwriter:
Don’t you get sick of health freaks? I always want to say, look Bud, you’re gonna die anyway. You may as well go out eating something that you like. (applause) What is the point of living to be a hundred and fifty if all you get to eat is bean sprouts? (laughter) I’ll never understand people, I’ll tell you… – Rich Mullins (concert transcript)
Lighten up and live a little. Let your Pmonday be blessed with Plaughter and Pfun. And if you didn’t get enough laughs from today’s post, check out the fare from yesterday’s April Fool’s Day fun at SBC Voices. All posts from April 1 are gag posts, including one contributed by me about the new list of banned words.
And if you need one more, I saw my favorite gag from ThinkGeek last night as well.