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OK, this brought laughter tears to my eyes. If you've ever had a dog, you'll like this. You have to listen closely. This dog has its own YT channel. :)


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Okay here's a vid. The guy gets a letter about beavers building dams on his property from the .gov, and his reply. It's hilarious!

Dam good one! And I'd take a beaver dam over a dam bear any day.

Speaking of beavers, have you seen this one? It's a little nerve-racking but no beavers were harmed during the making of this video.



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SGN with John Krasins

Honestly, SGN is the best thing I've seen during this entire mass event. I wish he could broadcast every day.

Funny, I was thinking about the ISS the other day and thinking if anyone up there comes down with the virus, that will be proof for us Seth Folk that contagion is a state of mind. Boy, talk about isolation. Not my cup of tea.

My happy dance:



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The teacher's song above was wonderful - so inspiring!

Here's SGN episode 5:

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The teacher's song above was wonderful - so inspiring!

And the lyrics are so easy to memorize.

Thanks for the SGN!

If anyone has extra time to read useless but funny stuff, despair.com has some great uninspiring posters that are always good for laugh. They look like those inspirational posters hanging in offices, but the messages are very different. https://despair.com/collections/posters  "Wishes" has always been a favorite of mine: "When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteor hurtling to the Earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteorite."




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thanks Deb. very funny.
that would make a good Deep Thought by Jack Handy.   :)

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I can't stop watching Toby videos!

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I can't stop watching Toby videos!

Right? This couple is really clever!

Here's another good one. Lol.




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SGN, Episode 6:

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There are several music parodies inspired by the pandemic. This one is pretty well done:

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OMG thank you, that was amazing. Sharing!

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OK, this won't make you laugh, but it's amazing and really touching. I saw this video a while back, and then someone sent it to me today. It's a horse in France that is a "comfort" horse, it's taken to nursing homes and hospitals to interact with people. He apparently chooses which rooms to visit. I wasn't sure about this, but a little research turned up other videos of him, lots of articles, even a Ted Talk that's in French.

Meet Peyo, the therapy horse.


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SGN, episode 7:


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Thanks for the update! I love this guy.

Glad so see that despite all the craziness going on right now, life goes on and people find creative solutions to still carry through with plans and celebrations. These people will never forget how the virus affected their lives—and it's not all bad either. I've never seen The Office, but I thought that was amazing what the cast did. Certainly memorable for this young couple.

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I'd put this up on the forum very early on... a Cosmic Seth comic. I made it extra large so the type could be read, so unless you're full screen you'll have to use the scroll bar across the bottom.

Just another opportunity for "Seth" to remind us that we make our own reality, and we just don't get it.  ;D

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No explanation needed.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: finally one that is not political...

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Episode 8: SGN

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Thanks Larry, will watch them both!

I saw this today, not funny per se but really heartwarming. I love animals, nature is amazing.


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Deb, I loved that!

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Silly, but yet funny as we've all had autocorrect failures.

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I always loved these commercials, and I miss them because...He is...the most interesting man in the world.

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This has been a working weekend for me, trying to finalize Rich's last book. I've resurfaced, fully intend to catch up.

I LOVED these commercials, they were all so well written. Clever. Character inspiration by Fernando Lamas! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Most_Interesting_Man_in_the_World

"He lives vicariously through himself."

Thanks for the laughs!

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Hi Deb,

That's really funny. What a horse race. 

Thanks for brightening up our day. :)

-jbseth

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I thought these were interesting comparisons: a cat's first taste of ice cream vs. a baby's.

https://www.gif-vif.com/gifs/Cat-tries-ice-cream-for-the-first-time



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Hard to know what the cat was going through - brain freeze, maybe? Anyway, here's something else to make you smile:
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200614.html

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Hard to imagine brain freeze, it was just a tiny lick of ice cream on the tongue. Maybe the flavor? Could have been something like peppermint... It was pretty wild.

Great dance video, what a great assignment for Mr. Happy Feet! For a split second I thought they'd sent him up to the space station, lol.

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Hi All,

I hope this website and video comes across OK.

I saw this today at live science. A new beach park here in Oregon has just opened, commemorating the "blasting" of a sperm whale in Florence, Oregon in 1970.  Check out the 6 minute video. It's a blast (OK, I apologize, I couldn't help myself with that pun)  :)


https://www.livescience.com/exploding-whale-park-oregon.html


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Wow, what a story! Guess they won't be exploding any more whales, seemed like they could have thought that out a little more. Loved the song!

As long as we're being kinda off-color, we have a few odd festivals here in Colorado, and these came about long before weed was legal here, if you know what I mean.

One is Frozen Dead Guy Days. Some old guy died 30 years ago and wanted to be kept frozen, so was kept on ice in a shed in Nederland by family. It was a bit of a controversy when I first moved here. The town of Nederland started the festival in his honor and as a way to celebrate the end of winter. https://frozendeadguydays.org/aboutfdgd

Then there's the Coffin Races & Festival in Manitou Springs, inspired by a woman who had been buried on a hillside in 1891. Her coffin was spit out of the hillside due to heavy rains in 1929, and it came racing down the mountain, and was later discovered by some kids. http://www.emmacrawfordfestival.com/

This is one I find disturbing, Mike the Headless Chicken Festival in Fruita. Yes, Mike was a headless chicken who lived for 18 months after he lost his head. Graphic Alert: Not for the squeamish. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_the_Headless_Chicken
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This is one I find disturbing, Mike the Headless Chicken Festival in Fruita

Hi Deb,

Holy Cow, or should I say Headless Chicken.  :)

That's a pretty amazing story about Mike the Headless Chicken.

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An entertaining story about an eccentric business man named Timothy Dexter [1747-1806] who, despite receiving and implementing terrible business advice, managed to succeed over and over. Foresight, extraordinary luck, or a stellar belief system?

Dexter was an eccentric businessman who had very little schooling and was "nearly illiterate." He was working as a farm laborer at the age of 8. As an adult, he managed to marry a rich widow.

He bought large amounts of Continental currency that was worthless at the time. After the Revolutionary war was over, the government bought its notes back at 1% face value and the state of Massachusetts paid its own notes at face value. He became a very wealthy man. He purchased ships and began an expert business to the West Indies and Europe. Excerpts from the Wiki:

“Because he was largely uneducated, his business sense was considered peculiar. He was advised to send warming pans (used to heat sheets in the cold New England winters) for sale to the West Indies, a tropical area. This advice was a deliberate ploy by other businessmen to get him bankrupted. His [ship] captain sold them as ladles for the local molasses industry and made a good profit.

"Next, Dexter sent wool mittens to the same place, where Asian merchants bought them for export to Siberia.

"People jokingly told him to “ship coal to Newcastle.” He did so during a miners' strike at the time, and his cargo was sold at a premium.

"At another time, practical jokers told him he could make money shipping gloves to the South Sea Islands. His ships arrived there in time to sell the gloves to Portuguese boats on their way to China.

"He exported Bibles to the East Indies and stray cats to Caribbean islands and again made a profit: Eastern missionaries were in need of the Bibles and the Caribbean welcomed a solution to rat infestation."

And finally: “At age 50, Dexter authored A Pickle for the Knowing Ones or Plain Truth in a Homespun Dress, in which he complained about politicians, the clergy, and his wife. The book contained 8,847 words and 33,864 letters, but without punctuation and seemingly random capitalization. Dexter initially handed his book out for free, but it became popular and was reprinted eight times.

"In the second edition, Dexter added an extra page which consisted of 13 lines of punctuation marks with the instructions that readers could distribute them as they pleased.”

There are some issues with the Wiki article that need to be researched, but there are enough stories out there about him. Here's an excellent article about him, worth reading: https://priceonomics.com/the-strange-life-of-lord-timothy-dexter/, with more details than the Wiki. For example:

"When Dexter purchased several large ships and announced his intentions to launch a business in international trade, his fed-up neighbors reportedly seized the opportunity to provide him with horrible investment ventures, in the hopes that he’d bankrupt himself and be forced to move.

One of these neighbors recommended that Dexter sell warming pans (wide, flat brass pans with long handles used for warming beds in the 18th century) in the West Indies (a European colonial territory known for its year-round hot weather). The trusting Dexter purchased no less than 42,000 of the pans, dispersed them in nine shipping vessels, and set off to sell them -- his actions, all the while, eliciting thunderous laughter from experienced traders. But it was Dexter who got the last chuckle: when he arrived and found no need for warming devices, he rebranded them as ladles and sold them to sugar and molasses plantation owners. The demand was so great that each owner clamored to buy at least three or four; Dexter marked up the pans by 79%, and returned with an even greater fortune."

Lol. Reminds me of John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles selling shower curtain rings as earrings, etc. Another classic.

Wiki here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Dexter


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I finally get that "love is love."


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Now, I'm gonna feel guilty next time I eat chicken!

 

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