Monday, May 26, 2008

A Memorial Day Tradition + Too Bad It’s Monday Humor

Memorial Day, 2008

Faded Coat of Blue ~ John McDermott

This is the third Memorial Day when I have shared the following video, A Pittance of Time, by Canadian Terry Kelly. The song and this video speak louder and more eloquently than any words I can write.

I have shared the story behind the song previously; if you’ve not heard it, I urge to read it HERE before clicking on the video.

A Pittance of Time

Too Bad It’s Monday Jokes

Bobbie Joe: Ain’t you never had a job, Leroy?

Leroy: Yep, Lots ‘em.

Bobbie Joe: Where’d ya work last?

Leroy: Pickle factory.

Bobbie Joe: Why ain’t ya still workin’ thar?

Leroy: Got fired.

Bobbie Joe: What fer?

Leroy: Stickin’ my finger in a pickle slicer.

Bobbie Joe: Ya got fired fer stickn’ yer finger in a pickle slicer?

Leroy: Yep. But she got fired, too.

It's barely dawn and the telephone rings: 'Hello, Senor Rod? This is Ernesto, the caretaker at your country house.'

'Ah yes, Ernesto. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?'

'Um, I am just calling to advise you, Senor Rod, that your parrot, he is dead'

'My parrot? Dead? The one that won the International competition?'

'Si, Senor, that's the one.'

'Damn! That's a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. What did he die from?'

'From eating the rotten meat, Senor Rod.'

'Rotten meat? Who the hell fed him rotten meat?'

'Nobody, Senor. He ate the meat of the dead horse.'

'Dead horse? What dead horse?'

'The thoroughbred, Senor Rod.'

'My prize thoroughbred is dead?'

'Yes Senor Rod, he died from all that work pulling the water cart.'

'Are you insane?? What water cart?'

'The one we used to put out the fire, Senor.'

'Good Lord!! What fire are you talking about, man?'

'The one at your house, Senor! A candle fell and the curtains caught onfire.'

'What the hell?? Are you saying that my mansion is destroyed because of a candle?'

'Yes, Senor Rod.'

'But there's electricity at the house! What was the candle for?'

'For the funeral, Senor Rod.'


'Your wife's, Senor Rod', she showed up very late one night and I thought she was a thief,

so I hit her with your new Taylor Made Super Quad 460 golf club.'

SILENCE . . . . . . . . . . .

LONG SILENCE . . . . . . . . . .

'Ernesto, if you broke that driver, you're in deep shit!'

An exhausted looking blonde dragged himself in to the doctor's office. "Doctor, there are dogs all over my neighborhood. They bark all day and all night, and I can't get a wink of sleep."

"I have good news for you," the doctor answered, rummaging through a drawer full of sample medications. "Here are some new sleeping pills that work like a dream. A few of these and your trouble will be over."

"Great," the blonde answered, "I'll try anything. Let's give it a shot."

A few weeks later the blonde returned, looking worse than ever. "Doc, your plan is no good. I'm more tired than before!"

"I don't understand how that could be", said the doctor, shaking his head. "Those are the strongest pills on the market!"

"That may be true," answered the blonde wearily, "but I'm still up all night chasing those dogs and when I finally catch one it's hard getting him to swallow the pill!"

A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race come about?"

The Mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve; they had children and, so all mankind was made."

A few days later, the little girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys, and we developed from them."

The confused girl returns to her mother and says, "Mom, how is it possible that you told me that the human race was created by God , and Papa says we developed from monkeys?"

The Mother answers, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about the origin of my side of the family, and your father told you about his side."

A little boy was lost at a large shopping mall

A little boy was lost at a large shopping mall. He approached a uniformed policeman and said, "I've lost my dad!"

The cop asked, "What's he like?"

The little boy replied, "Beer and women with big boobs."

If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

Five out of four people have trouble with fractions.

Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

After having been served in a Las Vegas cocktail lounge, a real southern gentleman beckoned the waitress back and said quietly, "Miss, y'all sure are a luvly, luvly lady; can ah persuade y'all to give me a piece of ass?"

"Lord, that's the most direct proposition I've ever had!" gasped the girl. Then she looked around the room, smiled and added, "Sure, why not? You're nice lookin' too and it's pretty slow here right now, so why don't we just slip away up to my room?"

When the pair returned half an hour later, the man sat down at the same table and the waitress asked, "Will there be anything else, sir?"

"Why yes," replied the southern gentleman. "Ah sure 'preciate what y'all just did for me; it was real sweet and right neighbourly, but where ah come from in Albama, we lack our bourbon real cold, so ah still need to trouble y'all for a piece uh ass for mah drink."

Two buddies are hunting in the woods when one says to the other, "Hey, i can see your house from here...and, wait! Your wife is in her room with some other guy."

The other says: "Alright, shoot her in the head, and shoot him in the privates."

The buddy replies: "Easy. I can make that in one shot."

A defending attorney was cross examining a coroner. The attorney asked, "Before you signed the death certificate had you taken the man's pulse?" The coroner said, "No."

The attorney then asked, "Did you listen for a heart beat?", and again the coroner said, "No."

Then the attorney asked, "Did you check for breathing?", and again the coroner said, "No."

"So when you signed the death certificate you had not taken any steps to make sure the man was dead, had you?"

The coroner, now tired of the brow beating said, "Well, let me put it this way. The man's brain was sitting in a jar on my desk, but for all I know he could be out there practicing law somewhere."

It was the first day of school and a new student named Pedro Martinez, the son of a Mexican restaurateur, entered the fourth grade.

The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American history. "Who said 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death?'"

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Pedro, who had his hand up. "Patrick Henry, 1775."

"Very good!" said the teacher. "Now, who said, 'Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth?'"

Again, no response except from Pedro: "Abraham Lincoln, 1863."

The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed! Pedro, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do!"

She heard a loud whisper: "Screw the Mexicans!"

"Who said that?" she demanded.

Pedro put his hand up. "Jim Bowie, 1836."

At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm gonna puke." The teacher glared and asked, "All right! Now, who said that?"

Again, Pedro answered, "George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991."

Now furious, another student yelled, "Oh yeah? Suck this!"

Pedro jumped out of his chair waving his hand and shouting to the teacher, "Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!"

Now, with almost a mob hysteria, the teacher said, "If you say anything else, I'll kill you!"

Pedro frantically yelled at the top of his voice, "Gary Condit to Chandra Levy, 2001."

The teacher fainted, and as the class gathered around her on the floor, someone said, "Oh shit, we're in BIG trouble now!"

Pedro whispered, "Saddam Hussein, 2003."

Finally, someone threw an eraser at Pedro and another student shouted, "Duck"!

The teacher, just waking up and still a bit out of it, asked "Who said that?

Pedro: "Dick Cheney 2006!"

The Schitt Family History is finally revealed.

Many people are at a loss for a response when someone says

"You don't know Jack Schitt!"

Read on and you'll be able to handle the situation intelligently.

Jack is the only son of Awe Schitt and O. Schitt. Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, a partner of Kneedeep & Schitt, Inc.

Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt, and the deeply religious couple begat 6 children: Holie Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Giva Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins, Deap Schitt and Dip Schitt.

Against her parents' wishes, Deap Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout.

After 15 years of marriage, Jack & Noe Schitt divorced. Noe Schitt later married a Mr. Sherlock, and out of devotion to her children, decided to hyphenate her last name, and became Noe Schitt-Sherlock.

Dip Schitt married a woman named Loda Dung, who became Loda Schitt. The couple produced a nervous son, Chicken Schitt.

Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, inseperable thoughout childhood subsequently married the Happens brothers. The local newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens wedding, which was quite an event. The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Hoarse.

Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He returned from his travels with his Italian bride, Piza Schitt.

So, now if someone says "You don't know Jack Schitt", you can beg to differ. You not only know Jack Schitt, but everyone on the Schitt list!



  1. Fine job, Rev Saint. First I cried and then I laughed. Wonderful.

  2. Good stuff, Nick. And I really like the top picture. Happy Memorial Day to you. Cheers!!

  3. Dear Nick ~~ Good post-the Pittance
    of Time is great and the jokes very
    funny. Thanks for sharing. Thank you for your comments about needing a Geoffrey and a garden. He does most of my gardening. Take care, Nick,
    Best wishes, Merle.

  4. Thank you, Nick. I enjoyed the video. That really touched me. Of course I laughed at the jokes, especially the blonde GUY. It is refreshing to be reminded that guys can be dumb blondes too.

  5. The first picture brought tears to my eyes. There are the names of high school friends on The Wall.

  6. Thanks much for the Memorial Day reminder to be thankful, Nick...


  7. "A Pittance of Time" was a lovely, touching tribute.

    Hope you are enjoying your day!

  8. Great stuff, Captain Reverend Nick!

    Are you and Alex having a fun holiday?

  9. Hi Nick. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I thought the video quite movie and really liked Kelly's voice. Yes, Anoushka Shankar is Ravi's daughter. Be well, Suki ps i like the catnip thing in your sidebar

  10. my bro was in iraq 2 times. i am happy he is home.

  11. The one rose in front of the Vietnam Wall is a very potent image.

  12. Thanks Nick!

    The world needs more laughing and less warring...

  13. The katz are so cute and i just love Garfield.

  14. Thanks for sharing that video..I've seen it before....powerful!!!

    Funny jokes!!!! ;-)


  15. Thank you for the replay for Memorial Day. I did not spend near the time thinking about what today means.

    And thank you for this history lesson. I think it was my fave.

  16. I hope you had an enjoyable and safe holiday.

    I love the cat pics! I think I heard the ocean because I know I didn't smell it :-)

  17. Great post, Rev. Nick.

  18. Nick, I hope your day was a much fun as my day.

  19. funny jokes, per the Lolcats!

  20. Great jokes, as always! That first LOL Cat seriously made ME lol. ;-) I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Nick!

  21. I am definitely stealing that 'healed by the power of jesus' piccie!

    Thank you for the history of the Schitt family. Most ingenious, isn't it?!

  22. I am just cruising through, looking at your Monday posts! Always so funny!

    Be blessed,


  23. Thank you for this wonderful Memorial Day blog.

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