Friday, October 03, 2014

Friday's Odds and Ends

First off a bit of a rant. Have you heard about the flap in North Carolina involving the Koch brothers? Apparently a political activist group funded by the Koch brothers is being investigated for sending mailers with incorrect information about how to register to vote to hundreds of North Carolina voters.
In a formal complaint, Casey Mann, the state Democratic Party’s executive director, accused AFP of an “attempt to utilize misleading, incorrect, and confusing voter registration mailers as a means of discouraging or intimidating voters in the 2014 general election.”

Deliberately misleading people about how to vote is a felony. 

Ahem, is it not time to get big money out of politics?

Now I want to share a great picture of two talented young actors. Thomas Hulme and Cassia Rose have the lead roles in the production of "Bonnie & Clyde in Winnsboro" that I am directing, and it has been such a joy to work with them. At first, I thought Thomas looked too nice to be a gangster, but he is making it work, and I like the contrast between the innocence of his looks and the nastiness of his actions. The same goes for Cassia. Now that we are two weeks from opening and have had lots of rehearsals, I can see where casting these two was a perfect fit. They are working well together, and I think the audiences will appreciate that same contrast that I do. It is adding so much to the characters.


Now for some fun. Here are a few more jokes that my sister shared with me recently.

After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for benefits.

The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age.  I looked in my pockets and realized I had left it at home.  I told the woman I would have to go home and come back later.

The woman said, "Unbutton your shirt."  So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver chest hair.  She said, "That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me" and she processed my Social Security application.

When I got home, I told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.  She said, "You should have dropped your pants.  You might have gotten disability too."

And then the fight started...
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My wife was standing naked, looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to me, "I feel horrible. I look old, fat and ugly.  I really need you to pay me a compliment.'

I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."

That's when the fight began . . .
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I rear-ended a car this morning . It was the start of a really bad day! The driver got out of the other car, and he was a dwarf.

He looked up at me and said "I am NOT Happy!"

So I said, "Well, which one ARE you then?"

That's how the fight started

5 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love 'and then the fight started' jokes

Maryann Miller said...

Me, too, R. Mac. My sister sends me these frequently, so you may see a few more here from time to time.

Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt said...

I hadn't seen the 'and then the fight started' format - hilarious.

Thanks for the interesting blog topics (voting is IMPORTANT, and your actors are adorable), and for my early-morning chuckles (when I catch up on my blog reading instead of writing). I know, I know - block the internet. But laughter is good for the soul.

Alicia

Geoff Maritz said...

Hi Maryann.
We had a nation election here last year and, as is normal in Africa, there was voter rigging and so on, all covered up and swept away by our ANC "Govment". Oh well, I live in Africa, what can I expect.
And then the fight started jokes are very good. Keep on posting them, they at least get me laughing out loud.
Blessings from South Africa, Geoff.

Maryann Miller said...

You are so right about laughter, Alicia. Do you ever visit LD Masterson's blog? She does Hump Day Funnies on Wednesdays and they are hilarious.

Thanks for coming all the way from South Africa to visit Geoff. I am aware of the political corruption in your country and others. That does make our problems pale in comparison, although what is done here is still corruption even though it is legalized lobbying.