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Collectorofcats Tuesday, July 22, 2014

:) Times like this that I actually enjoy working in refrigeration.
:) I brought Paige home for the night. She always has ways to cheer Grandpa up.
:) Free swim at the city pool.
:) Ice cream for dessert.
:) Watched Finding Carter. Interesting and fresh. Possibly contraversal for some.
:) Finding out I can cheer myself on PopClogs! I learn something new about this site each time I visit it.
I am now posting duplicate entries for this goal on PopClogs.17 hours ago


Collectorofcats Monday, July 21, 2014

:) As it is now set in stone (sort of) that 43 Things will no longer be viable, I’m grateful for Pop clogs being here.
:) Air conditioning. Summer is back with a vengeance. Hot and sticky.
:) George had his 3rd chemo treatment. He also underwent a ct scan. He says he feels okay.
:) Staying hydrated.
:) Watched Major Crimes.

I am now posting duplicate entries for this goal on PopClogs.17 hours ago


Collectorofcats Shutting Down

I’m not sure of the date now. I finally went to my account page by clicking edit account and am in the process of exporting my content if it isn’t too late.
On the other hand, everything seems to be working great now. Its like they teetered a bit and a lot of folks jumped ship and now its back to smooth sailing.
I don’t really care for Pop Clogs. I find it hard to maneuver thru the site. I’m sure that newbies to 43 would say the same thing. I also still have trouble loading pictures from my pc onto PopClogs. I’ve been able to do it on our laptop but haven’t tried to in awhile. 2 days ago


Collectorofcats Sunday, July 20.2014

:) A relaxing morning with George and Paige.
:) Replaced a broken panel out of our garage door. Easier said then done but we did it.
:) A shopping trip complete with a nice Sunday drive. George enjoyed getting out of the house and seeing how much the local farmers’ corn has grown.
:) George has been watching numerous shows on PBS and discovered a ‘new’ British sitcom called Vicious. We watched it last night followed by previous episodes he has already previously recorded on our DVR. LMAO.
:) The combination of bacon and tomato. Probably why I am not a vegetarian. 2 days ago


Collectorofcats I often find my computer chair warm and covered in cat hair in the morning

:) 3 days ago


Collectorofcats BTW

Did you mean for your comment to end up on Gottawonder’s post?3 days ago


Collectorofcats Candid Camera was a show first aired in the 1950-60s during the golden age of TV

It is often used as a generic term referring to any show where the participants have no prior knowledge that they are filmed during the prank.
Toilet humor is a hard concept to explain. 3 days ago


Collectorofcats Why?

Why?
If you prefer, I can delete. 3 days ago


Collectorofcats I don't know what happened but I responded to the emu's latest question which for some reason just disappeared

Here is the questions as I answered them just in case some error was made to just make everything disappear.

post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :)

Collectorofcats commented Toilet talk and other jokes

- what do you think of the experiment? Was it interesting or an irresponsible prank? Are you speaking about the original prank for candid camera using the sexes or your idea using English language challenged folk? Of course, The results may have depended on how each of these people were raised. In general, most folks are curious on how the other half lives. I would have chosen the ‘us’ toilet simply because I am not a ‘them’.
- the result of the prank/experiment showed that more women opted to use the ‘them’ toilet. Is this as you would expect? what do you think this tell us? Candid Camera is a really out of date show and I suspect that episode was filmed in the 1950s or early 1960s. Women were still living in a patriarchal world where they were considered subordinate even by their own terms. I suspect the results might be quite different today.
- does it tell us anything about gender roles in society? Look at my previous answer.
- how do you feel about joke tv in general? Depends on the jokes
-is it fair to bring unsuspecting members of the public into a prank? It would depend on whether it was meant to humiliate or demean them. If it doesn’t and is done in good fun, there is no harm in including the unsuspecting public. I wouldn’t stage a fake gun shoot out on the main street in any town in a CCW state, however.
- when has the line of acceptability been crossed? (when has a prank gone too far?) I cant answer that one. It just depends.
- what about when children are involved? Laughing at children and the silly things they do/say? what about pets? I love seeing cute pranks involving children and pets as long as no harm comes to either.
- are there any really funny pranks on tv you remember? Tell the group. Nothing specific comes to mind right now.
- what is humour? What makes something funny? To me, it would be funny to watch an emu herding cats.
- Can anybody be ‘funny’? Are some people better at it than others? Comedians are good at it because they have a lot of practice.
- Humour changes through time. Things there were funny in the 50s often aren’t found funny today. Do you think prank tv always be funny? stupid question as it would depend on the prank. but the students can decide that. Prank tv is always funny although I consider the Jackass series to be self effacing.
- what makes humour change through the years/decades? The audience.
- Do you think it is important to be able to laugh at yourself? Of course, the most successful comedians made their mark being able make themselves the brunt of the jokes they tell.
- What are some common subjects that people like to joke about? Sex, relationships, animals, rednecks and other singular social groupings.
- Does humour always translate to another culture/language? Not always.
- should people be careful about the jokes they tell and to whom they tell them? Maybe. David Chapelle will often tell racially sensitive jokes to a primarily black audience and be widely received but I imagine that if he were followed by a white comedian telling similar racially sensitive jokes that that same audience they would react differently. Of course, no one is allowed to use the n word unless they are black. My feelings on it are no one including a black person should be using it if it is so offensive. One black person calling another black person the n word is not an endearment or a black power thing and is just as insulting as if anyone else did it. I do not want anyone whether black or otherwise calling me a cracker, honkie (where the hell did they come up with that?) at anytime. The same is true about jokes involving illegal immigrants. Everything is acceptable and above board when someone who is an immigrant to our country tells them but don’t let someone whose family has been here 200 years tell one because that’s rude and hateful. Oh, get over yourselves, people. We were all immigrants at one time. No Irish need apply and so on….I’m Irish by the way.
- When shouldn’t you tell a joke? In which situation? Hijacking and terrorist jokes shouldn’t be told in airports or on planes.
- What are some situations when it is impolite to laugh at a joke? If you’re the only one of two heterosexual males in a bar full of gays and lesbians and your dumbass friend you came in with starts telling demeaning gay jokes, it might not be the ideal setting.
- How can a joke hurt someone? Physically no. A mean practical joke can humiliate a person.
- when can a joke be offensive? All jokes can be potentially offensive depending on the audience.
- Why do people say ‘laughter is the best medicine’? Supposedly, there is medial proof that laughter and a happy disposition lead to a longer lifespan. Then there is the theory that people who ate chocolate regularly live longer. Recently, this theory was debunked. Whether or not eating chocolate actually leads to a longer life or not, I would rather continue eating chocolate and and be happier then not eat chocolate and live the same amount of time unhappy without chocolate. And because the consumption of chocolate makes me happy, wouldn’t that lead to maybe living a longer, healthier life?

can you think of any other questions I could ask? anything to expand this and get them talking in their groups further? anything that leads on from this? You can theorize how life has changed in regarding the sexes over the years. For instance, how has society treated women over the last 150 years? you know for instance. that when the elevator was first invented men were only allowed to ride that contraption? Women were not allowed because it was considered dangerous and were forced to use the stairs.55 minutes ago

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Collectorofcats Odd

When I saved my answer (comment) it says

Page Not Found.

Yet if I click on Recent Activity, it will show up. Even more interesting is your additional response showed up on Gottawonder’s entry On Post Randomly3 days ago


Collectorofcats Saturday, July 19, 2014

:) Yard sales. I didn’t find much but enjoyed conversing with people.
:) Bucket sale at Orschelns. I managed to find some apparel for myself, George and even some back-to-school clothes for Paige.
:) Sharing our good fortune of ripe tomatoes with the neighbors.
:) Took Paige to the city pool in the afternoon where she practiced and showed off what she has learned in her swimming lessons.
:) Got caught up on laundry and other weekend chores. 3 days ago


Collectorofcats Toilet talk and other jokes

- what do you think of the experiment? Was it interesting or an irresponsible prank? Are you speaking about the original prank for candid camera using the sexes or your idea using English language challenged folk? Of course, The results may have depended on how each of these people were raised. In general, most folks are curious on how the other half lives. I would have chosen the ‘us’ toilet simply because I am not a ‘them’.
- the result of the prank/experiment showed that more women opted to use the ‘them’ toilet. Is this as you would expect? what do you think this tell us? *Candid Camera is a really out of date show and I suspect that episode was filmed in the 1950s or early 1960s. Women were still living in a patriarchal world where they were considered subordinate even by their own terms. I suspect the results might be quite different today.

- does it tell us anything about gender roles in society? Look at my previous answer.
- how do you feel about joke tv in general? Depends on the jokes
-is it fair to bring unsuspecting members of the public into a prank? It would depend on whether it was meant to humiliate or demean them. If it doesn’t and is done in good fun, there is no harm in including the unsuspecting public. I wouldn’t stage a fake gun shoot out on the main street in any town in a CCW state, however.
- when has the line of acceptability been crossed? (when has a prank gone too far?) I cant answer that one. It just depends.
- what about when children are involved? Laughing at children and the silly things they do/say? what about pets? I love seeing cute pranks involving children and pets as long as no harm comes to either.
- are there any really funny pranks on tv you remember? Tell the group. Nothing specific comes to mind right now.
- what is humour? What makes something funny? To me, it would be funny to watch an emu herding cats.
- Can anybody be ‘funny’? Are some people better at it than others? Comedians are good at it because they have a lot of practice.
- Humour changes through time. Things there were funny in the 50s often aren’t found funny today. Do you think prank tv always be funny? stupid question as it would depend on the prank. but the students can decide that. Prank tv is always funny although I consider the Jackass series to be self effacing.
- what makes humour change through the years/decades? The audience.
- Do you think it is important to be able to laugh at yourself? Of course, the most successful comedians made their mark being able make themselves the brunt of the jokes they tell.
- What are some common subjects that people like to joke about? Sex, relationships, animals, rednecks and other singular social groupings.
- Does humour always translate to another culture/language? Not always.
- should people be careful about the jokes they tell and to whom they tell them? Maybe. David Chapelle will often tell racially sensitive jokes to a primarily black audience and be widely received but I imagine that if he were followed by a white comedian telling similar racially sensitive jokes that that same audience they would react differently. Of course, no one is allowed to use the n word unless they are black. My feelings on it are no one including a black person should be using it if it is so offensive. One black person calling another black person the n word is not an endearment or a black power thing and is just as insulting as if anyone else did it. I do not want anyone whether black or otherwise calling me a cracker, honkie (where the hell did they come up with that?) at anytime.
- When shouldn’t you tell a joke? In which situation? Hijacking and terrorist jokes shouldn’t be told in airports or on planes.
- What are some situations when it is impolite to laugh at a joke? If you’re the only one of two heterosexual males in a bar full of gays and lesbians and your dumbass friend you came in with starts telling demeaning gay jokes, it might not be the ideal setting.
- How can a joke hurt someone? Physically no. A mean practical joke can humiliate a person.
- when can a joke be offensive? All jokes can be potentially offensive depending on the audience.
- Why do people say ‘laughter is the best medicine’? Supposedly, there is medial proof that laughter and a happy disposition lead to a longer lifespan. Then there is the theory that people who ate chocolate regularly live longer. Recently, this theory was debunked. Whether or not eating chocolate actually leads to a longer life or not, I would rather continue eating chocolate and and be happier then not eat chocolate and live the same amount of time unhappy without chocolate.

can you think of any other questions I could ask? anything to expand this and get them talking in their groups further? anything that leads on from this? You can theorize how life has changed in regarding the sexes over the years. For instance, how has society treated women over the last 150 years? you know for instance. that when the elevator was first invented men were only allowed to ride that contraption? Women were not allowed because it was considered dangerous and were forced to use the stairs.3 days ago


Collectorofcats Dead Like Me

I use to watch it all the time when it was on the Syfy channel. Even then it was in syndication in the states. You’re right. It showed more true to life relationships between women then about men. 3 days ago


Collectorofcats Friday, July 18

:) Last minute cancellation for weekend work.
:) The cooler weather still holding out made it possible for George to mow our yard with the riding mower. I just had to go over a few areas with the push mower.
:) Made it just a night for the two of us.
:) We went out to dinner at the local Mexican restaurant. George had his usual chili rellanos. I ordered something called El Toriado. It had bacon in it.
:) We gave a package of bacon to our good neighbor Shirley. Ordinarily, she’s a vegetarian but she likes her BLTs.
:) While cleaning the kitchen, I discovered our granddaughter Paige has been using my tortilla press. 4 days ago


Collectorofcats Thinking about.....

my hand itching and hoping I didn’t touch any poison ivy while outside. 5 days ago


Collectorofcats Okay

1 is false, Everyone has that dream.
2 and 3 are true no matter how unlikely they were to happen if 1 is false. 5 days ago


Collectorofcats Hawk

You really should subscribe to Guns & Blooms. It’s like Southern Living magazine only it might actually be written by real southern folks. I once read an article in it on how to prepare gizzards. I wonder if there might be a section for readers to send it their favorite roadkill recipes. 5 days ago


Collectorofcats I bought an assortment of gently used paperdollls the other day at a yard sale for fifty cents

I couldn’t pass up a deal like that. You don’t even see them in the stores anymore. Most of the clothes hadn’t even been cut out (these are the perforated kinds that punch out. 5 days ago


Collectorofcats Thursday, July 17, 2014

:) I ordered a box of bacon thru employee sales (Bacon being a annual event) and picked up my order after work.
:) BLTs on the menu using the first of our own home grown tomatoes and minus the lettuce.
:) Rachel helped me mow the yard at the rental house. In fact, she did most of the mowing. I gave her two packages of bacon for her help. I would have given her the bacon anyway.
:) Another perfect day weather-wise. Some storm clouds passed thru without a drop of rain while we mowed.
:) Brought Paige home with me even though her swimming lesson was cancelled. We did some reading together before bed. 5 days ago


Collectorofcats There's a great story for a book in there somewhere.

Even though I don’t have the talent, I’ve always wanted to write a book about our dogs or cats possibly from their point of view. 5 days ago


Collectorofcats An impossible standard to live up to

I love looking thru the pages of Country Living magazine, Martha Stewart, etc. and always have noticed not a single television in any photograph, 5 days ago


Collectorofcats I had a similar experience with a coworker.

She keeps to herself, never participates in anything as a group and is a hard worker and pretty much does her job and nothing more. Her nephew also works with us and is as gregarious as her is an introvert. He claims she’s quite different when she with family. 5 days ago


Collectorofcats Untitled

Gorgeous! 5 days ago


Collectorofcats Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15 & 16

:) The weather continues to be unusually milder then what is expected in the dogs days of Summer.
:) Turning the AC off and opening the windows.
:) Paige was able to have her swimming lesson Tuesday. The water was cold but the spirit was willing.
:) Paper dolls. So nostalgic.
:) Tomatoes out of our own garden. FINALLY!
:) All locally grown produce.
:) While checking on our empty rental house, found some boxes of household goods and clothing in the basement. After contacting the former tenants who do not want them, I intend to donate items to the lighthouse shelter. Gave some of the cutlery to my daughter.
:) The evening antics of our cats. Always entertaining.
:) An after dinner nap. Amazing how the dinner dishes got washed and put away while I slept.
My husband George. He’s a keeper. 6 days ago


Collectorofcats Monday, July 14

  • 43 Things is still here!
  • Half&half for my coffee.
  • It’s back to work for me.
  • Better weather with little humidity.
  • Watched Major Crimes. Best episode of this season. Sharon wants to adopt Rusty and give him a family. 1 week ago

Collectorofcats As someone in denial

I’m hoping they realized 43 might be valuable real estate and could possibly sell the site. A house with curb appeal will sell better and faster. 1 week ago


Collectorofcats I'm still in denial

I like aaeeeiiii’s date of expiration.
I’ve noticed that some people are announcing on Facebook they’ve closed their accounts as if they are giving up cigarettes or some other disgusting habit. 1 week ago


Collectorofcats Maybe they are wine grapes

:) 1 week ago


Collectorofcats Sunday, July 13

  • Overnight rain good for the garden. Showed Paige how tall the sunflowers had gotten in a week.
  • Waffles for breakfast with granddaughter’s help.
  • Last day of vacation. Spaent most of the time lazing about.
  • Walking with Paige to the city park to play. A few sprinkles didn’t melt us and the accompanied breezes cooled us off.
  • Grandpa reading with Paige. 1 week ago

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