Friday Fun: Forrest Gump at the Louvre

One is supposed to behave at the Louvre Museum, but I just couldn’t help myself. There stood yet another statue seeking to depict the ideal male form, only this one had a discernible defect in the derrière.

Upon seeing it, I blurted out in my best Forrest Gump voice, “I got shot in the buttocks.” Mercifully to those around me, I didn’t offer a surprising reveal like Sgt. Gump did to President Johnson. (If you’ve seen the movie, you get the reference.)

Talk about a race to the bottom. 🙂

Image Credit: gointothestory.blcklst.com.

Tonight’s Candy Lineup

Local munchkins are in for some sweet treats at our place tonight:

How did I not remember to get Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Just as well, I guess. They may not have lasted. 🙂

I’ll be dressed tonight as a Philadelphia Phillie.

Very scary. 😮

Have a safe and fun evening with your neighbors.

And enjoy your extra hour tomorrow.

Image Credits: wallpapercave.com; represented brands.

Friday Fun: It’s Harder to Be the Straight Man

I would hate to be:

  • Harvey Korman playing opposite Tim Conway;
  • Bud Abbott playing opposite Lou Costello;
  • Dean Martin playing opposite Jerry Lewis;
  • Kelsey Grammer playing opposite David Hyde Pierce;
  • Jerry Seinfeld playing opposite Michael Richards;
  • Johnny Galecki playing opposite Jim Parsons; or
  • Anybody playing opposite Bob Newhart.

I would never be able to keep a straight face. Dean Martin gives it a whirl in this old skit from 1965, and he fails miserably. Bob Newhart is just too much for him. That’s part of the fun of it. I dare you to watch it and try not to laugh.

As another weekend approaches in this crazy year called 2020, try to enjoy the intoxicating beauty of fall. As George Eliot once said, “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird, I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns.”

Be blessed!

An Overlooked Dietary Restriction in the Old Testament

Old Testament scholars are hard pressed to find an underlying rationale for the myriad dietary restrictions in the Mosaic law. It’s a good and important question, but not one I’ve thought about too terribly much over the years. I’m just glad the highlighted Hebrew word below is pronounced, “NO KALE.”

Truly, that’s how it’s pronounced, though it has nothing to do with kale. (My apologies if you thought this was a serious post. I’m just having way too much fun today—which is a good thing since the vacation ends tomorrow.)