WELCOME to Monday, October 31, 2011. Transylvania vacation
Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were vacationing in Europe, as it happens, near Transylvania. They were driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It was late, and raining very hard. Bob could barely see 20 feet in front of the car. Suddenly the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control the car, but to no avail! The car swerves and smashes into a tree. Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees his wife unconscious, with her head bleeding! Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to carry her to the nearest phone. Bob carefully picks his wife up and begins trudging down the road. After a short while, he sees a light. He heads towards the light, which is coming from an old, large house. He approaches the door and knocks.
A minute passes. A small, hunched man opens the door. Bob immediately blurts, “Hello, my name is Bob Hill, and this is my wife Betty. We’ve been in a terrible accident, and my wife has been seriously hurt. Can I please use your phone??” “I’m sorry,” replied the hunchback, “but we don’t have a phone. My master is a Doctor; come in and I will get him!” Bob brings his wife in. An elegant man comes down the stairs. “I’m afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor; I am a scientist. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and I have had a basic medical training. I will see what I can do. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory.” With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob following closely. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Bob on an adjoining table.
After a brief examination, Igor’s master looks worried. “Things are serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion.” Igor and his master work feverishly, but to no avail. Bob and Betty Hill are no more. The Hills’ deaths upset Igor’s master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his grand piano. For it is here that he has always found solace. He begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting, melody fills the house. Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. His eyes catch movement, and he notices the fingers on Betty’s hand twitch. Stunned, he watches as Bob’s arm begins to rise! He is further amazed as Betty sits straight up! Unable to contain himself, he dashes up the stairs to the conservatory. He bursts in and shouts to his master: “Master, Master! … The Hills are alive with the sound of music!
That’s my story and I’m sticking too it! Have a Cardinal/Rams Monday people and whatever you do, don’t forget to LAUGH IT UP! Peace I am outta here, Eucman!
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, “Never take candy from strangers.” And then they dressed me up and said, “Go beg for it.” I didn’t know what to do! I’d knock on people’s doors and go, “Trick or treat.” “No thank you.”
Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.
Richard Harris Barham
Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.
Miguel de Cervantes
Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.
I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.
G U A R A N T E D T O M A K E Y O U L A F F….
There once was a snake breeder who had two snakes he was trying to mate. For the life of him, he couldn’t get them within two feet of each other. Frustrated, he called up the local zoologist, and explained the situation. She hurried over, picked up the snakes and looked at them. “You know what I would do?” she said. “See that tree over there? Chop it down, chop off a good sized log, split the log in two, and make two tables out of them. Put the tables and the snakes into a cage, and let them go at it.”
Well, the breeder thought that this was insane, but having no other options, he tried it. Sure enough, a few days later he had a whole slew of baby snakes. He called up the zoologist, and asked her how that was possible. She replied, “Well, you see, those snakes were adders. And everybody knows that to get adders to multiply you need log tables.”
Friday’s Movie Trivia of the day! ‘How much movie trivia can you answer?What movie is this quote from??? “You’re never gonna solve it. It’s not a riddle because Who IS on first. That’s a joke, Ray, it’s comedy, but when you do it you’re not funny. You’re like the comedy of Abbott and Abbott.”Answer: Rainman. Charlie (Tom Cruise) is clearly irritated with his autistic brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) for repeating the “Who’s on First” routine over and over with absolutely no timing or emotion (because of his autism, which Charlie doesn’t really understand). This movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1988.
Mondays Movie Trivia of the day! ‘How much movie trivia can you answer? What movie is this quote from?? “No, no, it was an accident. I didn’t mean to kill anybody.”
Friday’s Crazy Song Definitions, This quiz features popular songs from 2009/2010, try and identify which song or which artist. “Pick me up, been bleeding too long” Answer: Alone I Break. This song is off of KoRn’s 2002 album “Untouchables”. The band is made up of Jonathan Davis on vocals, James Shaffer on the guitar, Reginald Arvizu on bass, and David Silveria on drums. Did you know that KoRn is responsible for popularizing the “nu-metal” genre?
Monday’s Crazy Song Definitions, This quiz features popular songs from 2009/2010, try and identify which song or which artist. “No I’m not a failure, I’ve got something to prove”
ehoseasr (take the 4th and 5th letters)
nkoyem (take the 3rd and 5th letters)
figreaf (take the 2nd and 7th letters)
murle (take the 2nd and 5th letters)
larsuw (take the 1st and 6th letters)
o, v, o, e, r, e, s, t, l Unscramble the letters to get: Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), also known as T.R. and to the public as Teddy, was the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909). He was the 25th Vice President before becoming President upon the assassination of President William McKinley. At age 42, he was the youngest President to date. Within the Republican Party he was a Progressive reformer who sought to bring his party’s conservative ideals into the 20th century. He broke with his friend and appointed successor William Howard Taft and ran as a third-party candidate in 1912 on the Progressive Party ticket.
(Franklin Delano Roosevelt is also an acceptable answer)
I invite you to dig in my virtual mine.
My first is purple, fit for a king,
My second is green where Dorothy did her thing.
My third is red, July’s birthstone as well,
My fourth is seen in strings and is found inside a shell.
My fifth is hard, pure Carbon and expensive to buy,
My sixth is Crocidolite, striped like the big cat’s eye.
Seventh is two words, a man-made fake of April’s stone,
Eighth is very dark and found at Lightning Ridge alone.
Now take from each gem, one letter in its turn,
And you will find the stuff for which even the gods yearn.