A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.
Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.
Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.
For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.
Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."
John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.
As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior,
the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"
[Thanks Tom Schaefer]
Updated Windows start-up page.
Perfect gift for your tech friends.
Take one gulp, then you hear a message
to add Norton's antivirus software,
which freezes up your coffee.
Our agency getting a new computer
this week to replace our Commadore 64
Pole dancer on her way up
Queen Elizabeth on her way up in 1942
Social media on its way up in 1950s
[Thanks Judy Wood]
Bronc-buster on his way up
"To hell with BINGO!"
When your Follies editor gets to the nursing home.
[Thanks Bob Richards]
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Black Friday came early to Ferguson
"Burn the bitch down!"
~ Louis Head, center, "grief stricken"
step-father of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Head is an ex-convict whose rap sheet includes two felony narcotics convictions, according to state records. He pleaded guilty in 1997 to a marijuana distribution charge and was put in a shock incarceration program and placed on probation for five years. After violating probation, Head’s release was revoked and he was remanded to state prison.
Think of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King.
“[Let us] dedicate ourselves to honor anew the Author of Liberty [and] I call upon the citizens of this great nation to gather together [and] affirm by their prayers and their gratitude the many blessings God has bestowed upon us.”
~ President Ronald Reagan’s
Thanksgiving Day proclamation (1987)
[Thanks Jim Green]
777 more days until
January 20, 2017
and a new president.
'It wouldn't be Friday without the Follies.'