Thursday, 20 November 2014
I had to read this article three times.
Some group had a fundraiser in support of the endangered Black Rhino in Africa.
A silent auction, one guy bid $350,000 on the first prize. And he won.
The first prize; you get to kill a Black Rhino!
Now the controversy is not that the guy gets to go over and shoot a Black Rhino. It's the US government is not sure if they will let him bring it back here to mount on his wall.
Which he should be able to do, to show his support of the Black Rhino! Well, not this one, but certainly all the other ones.
And in the same paper - or a day later - not to rub it in, but.......
I appreciate the asterisk.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Monday, 10 November 2014
.....this type of sign would not be allowed.
Too many politically correct mambiers would be outraged at this "racist" name.
Down in Florida, not so much.
"Hell, I don't know what half this crazy ass shit you people eat is. But I'll sell it to you. Cheap."
For the faint of heart, this Latina store has a little more palatable name.
And they are very helpful. I told one guy I was looking for a spicy Thai pepper sauce (that I couldn't find in the local Pic'n'Save) so he took me to the Thai section, but no luck. Finally after about ten minutes of searching he found it, in the Chinese section.
He said, "This is Chinese, not Thai."
I said, "Hell. Chinese, Thai, all this crazy ass Asian stuff looks the same to me."
Okay, I didn't say that, but I knew he thought that's what I was thinking.
Last week I found a can of Jalapeño Peppers. $1.25, I'll give it a go.
At the cashier I say, "I've never tried these before.", obviously assuming that because she's Latin, she has tried everything in the store.
I said "Not sure how to cook them. May not like them."
She just stared at me and said, "If you don't like 'em.....don't buy any more."
I said, "Uhhh....that's good advice."
Then she said, "If you like 'em....buy some more."
I said, "That's also good adv....."
"Now get the Hell outta here."
Okay, she didn't say that. But I knew that's what she was thinking.
You don't get much small talk for $1.25.
P.S. When I got home I opened the can. It was full of Jalapeños!
The most I've ever bought before is 1. I don't know how many you can eat in a sitting, but it will be a while before I buy more, even if I do like them.
I am getting caught up on my reading, though. [Ed. note: Great....toilet humour.]
Friday, 7 November 2014
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Unless you're talking about the restaurant "Pass/Fail" rating system.
In which case, I think I'll take a fail on this place.
And that....bug....is under the glass on the restaurant display wall. He's not just flying by and took a rest.
Although he has good taste in the potato omelette.
Actually, if this is indicative of the rest of the place, he may have good taste in the potato omelette.
Monday, 3 November 2014
Sunday, 2 November 2014
In th' mud.
I don't know where swamp buggies originated.
Here they are running around in their Yabba Yabba Do buggies, a la Fred Flintstone.
Or is it the lucky race winner gets to take the Queen for a mud bath? I can never figure that out.
Regardless, you won't see this in downtown Toronto.
Let's see, Board of Health would be involved, Transportation Safety would raise multiple concerns, women's groups would be outraged and those Yabba Dabba Do buggies would not be allowed anywhere near the street. Oh, and I suspect there would also be a few liquor violations....
But ya gotta love the southern USA!