"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sunday Salon with a focus on humor

Weather: Right now (Saturday night) we are experiencing a thunder and lightning storm with rain.

Funny: The news out of Washington, DC is always so awful I just have to find some distractions; something to laugh about. Today I will focus on humor to lighten both my heart and yours.

Homemade treadmill: In this video, a man makes a homemade treadmill with soap and water on the floor. I can't understand his language but humor is international. Be sure you watch to the end where he turns up the speed on the treadmill. Hilarious. (Click on hyperlink.)

#SharpiePresident: As you most likely know, Trump doctored a photo of a weather map to show Hurricane Dorian's possible path to include Alabama. People on Twitter went crazy doctoring other photos with sharpies. This is a hilarious collection of the best of them. I love the centaur. (Click the hyperlink.)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: Eric Idle from Monty Python sings with the symphony. This one has been around for years but it stands up to the test of time. Go ahead. Sing-along! It will increase your endorphins today!

Sand Castle winner from Texas Sand Fest: (It speaks for itself.)

Photo credit: Damon Langlois
How would you die in a Shakespeare play? I will just disappear but I wish I was born on the 29th so I could be pursued by a bear.

Bill Nye the Science Guy on All In With Chris Hayes this week: I needed this SO-O-O much. It is less than 8 minutes long. Watch it. I appreciated the message and it is a little bit funny. Innovate. Let's go!

Love Them First: (This one isn't funny at all but often very sweet.) Don and I caught this documentary on Thursday night and want all of you to watch it, too. It is about an incredible school in Minneapolis which is really trying to make a difference in the life of their students against all the odds of poverty and racial divide. Click on the link and you can find out when it is playing in your area. (It seems like most areas are showing it on September 12th.) Then watch the trailer. Oh my. Such an amazing principal and school.

A rare situation: This week, twice actually, I experienced an hour or two when I wasn't reading any book (print, e-book, or audiobook.) I usually have two or three books going at once so when one is finished I still have several in progress. Not this week. Just one, so before I started it and after I finished it, there was a void. Weird. The book read and finished this week was The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Click on the hyperlink for my review.

I hope you have a good week---



  1. We, as a country, definitely need humor, about now and for the next year, it's going to be even more important. Sadly, to be honest, I'm finding it hard to laugh.

  2. Thank you for bringing humor into our very depressing situation.

  3. Thanks for the laughs! Wasn't Library Book good? I found it fascinating.

  4. Great post! I loved the funny stuff and Eric Idle is always good for the soul. It made me want to rewatch Life of Brian!


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