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Mid Year’s Day 2017

The pillaging and general mayhem surrounding the Republicant majority running rampant in all levels of government today* has only been ratcheted up since Republicants lost (cough) pallets of cash during their illegal immoral clusterCheney in Iraq. So much so that Perfesser Chaos and his merry band of Republicant commies has caused relative paralysis akin to nervous exhaustion round the Funny Farm for most of the calendar year. I’m also trying to figure out how I’m going to handle whatever shaft I get from the additional tax giveaways to the rich cuts to Medicare included in the latest Republicant attempt to wipe out the achievements of the scary not-completely-white muslimoid socialist who won the presidency with the largest majorities since Ray-Gun and has always been more popular then Orange Juliani on his best day. And of course everything’s just a bit more expensive, work expects just a bit more for a bit less, and guess who decided to call the Funny Farm earlier today?**

Hopefully the second half of the year will be a bit less rancid. Can everyone stop mentioning it so much when Twitterer the Grouch continues to set records for most golf outings and most taxpayer dollars wasted on travel by a pResident? If he’s out on the golf course he’s not rage legislating by fiat and tweeting the security codes to the Pentagon. Also too, it would be nice if Democratic politicians should start treating Republicants as if they are the traitorous hypocritical liars that they have shown themselves to be. Just throw all of the crap that landed at Obama’s feet back at these farging iceholes and paint the Short Fingered Vulgarian as the mafia owned traitor he has shown himself to be.

I’m so old, I remember when Republicants brought their mistresses to Congress and stopped the business of the american government because a sitting president got oral sex from someone who was not his wife. And required him to testify about it under oath. Then, as I continued to get older, I saw the Republicants refuse to allow The Illegally Installed Drunken Cokeheaded Deserter (During Wartime) or his pResident of Vice to testify about 9-11 under oath. And then lie about some additional tax giveaways to the rich sunsetting (cough) tax cuts that would expire in ten years. Then Republicants lied some more and insisted on making their additional tax giveaways to the rich tax cuts permanent. Funny how that worked…

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* – just like in the Putsch reign, except with a decade of the Peter Principle at work by the principal architects of the latest Republicant incarnation, who are often the very same people who so disastrously oversaw the last Republicant reign of error…

** – if all the links and trackbacks work, and the people who put that excellent video are still exacting revenge on the IRS scammers, the phone number they used to call me – that they asked me to call back – is (740) 299-8467. I would love to update this post and tell the blogoverse that these phone scammers have been hit yet again.

Funny Farm Editors Note, Saturday, Mid Year’s End, 2017: minor spelling and grammatical errors corrected and links beefed up. We apologize for the inconvenience…

Blast From The Past

Humpday, 11 Wintring 2016

Here’s a little something I first posted in Falltring (roughly Septemberish) 2005:

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Update From The Front

Tuesday, 26 Falltring 2005

We aren’t sure if there are many of you out there who have even heard of the Veggie Van, much less keep up with its’ adventures in traveling around the country and promoting biodiesel as an alternative to petroleum based fuel.

However, we have to tell you that Josh Tickell has been busy in the last few weeks helping out with NOLA disaster recovery*. Here’s the latest update on his activities, as well as a request for some assistance. If you live in the Altanta area, we would like to ask that you pay particular attention to this message:


Dear Friends,

Thank you for your continued donations and support for our relief work in Louisiana. If you are reading this email, then our ship has passed the Gulf oil derricks and dipped back into cell phone coverage, and we are likely close to, or inside of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It has been an amazing voyage and I will soon have updates available on my blog at http://www.veggievan.org

Until then, we need help organizing the next portion of the Veggie Van’s trip across the Southeast.

We are in need of the following:

1) A car and driver to follow the Veggie Van from Lake Charles, Louisiana to Atlanta, Georgia. We will depart from Lake Charles on Wed. Sept. 21 and arrive in Atlanta on Saturday Sept 24. (This may slide forward a day depending on conditions). Car and driver will travel with
a cameraperson to get shots from the road. We will be staying with families affected by the Katrina disaster. This is semi-voluntary work. We will pay for your food, fuel and take care of your accommodations as well as give you $25/day.

2) A qualified diesel or truck mechanic in Atlanta, Georgia that can take receipt of the Veggie Van upon arrival. Known problems so far include a coolant hose that must be replaced and a leaking brake system. Other problems may arise with the old van before she lands in
Atlanta.

3) A friend who can offer two or three people a place to stay in Atlanta for one night.

4) A safe place to keep the Veggie Van in Atlanta for about a month. The van is 21 feet long, 8.5 feet wide and 8 foot 8 inches tall.

Please let us know if you can help us on this incredible voyage by emailing the item you can help with and your contact details to:

relief@veggievan.org

And don’t forget to read my blog and listen to my audio updates on http://www.veggievan.org

Thank you!

Josh Tickell

We wish Josh all the best in his efforts, and ask once more: if you’re in metro Altanta, and you can give him and his group some assistance, please consider doing so. You’ll be glad you did!

* – amazing how progressives seem to be helping out without even being asked, or being concerned about their profit margins on the recovery work. Funny how that works…

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I am happy to report that Josh is still around and interested in helping anyone who would like to try and tyransition from fossil fuels to more sustainable alternatives. I have sent a message and might even update the studio audience if I get any information to update you with.

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What is Fourteen In Internets Years?

Tuesday, 10 Wintring 2016

…because right around now in 2002 I first posted to my first website on the wild world web and joined blogtopia (y! sctp!). But now I have seemingly grown tired of screaming into the wilderness here on my site.

However, all is not lost! there’s this Twitter thing; turns out a long time heavyweight liberal ex-blogger and I enjoy bouncing our mental savagery against each other and I’ve hammered meself a few hypocritical farging Republicant iceholes and worked off some stress while trying to act as a basic force for good in our time. So there’s that…

Not sure when I’m coming up for air again, but it’s also too almost time to start getting this year’s Xmas MegaMixx together, so if you would like to email me any requests for Xmas songs to be included in this year’s mix, fire away.

Quick Question To Any Traitourous Hypocritical Republicant Trumpling Who Questions The Health Of The Democratic Candidate For President Of The United States Of America

Saturday, 26 Sweltring 2016

Why were you silent when you knew Ronnie Ray-Gun had Alzheimiers while running for president in 1984? Why did you say nothing while his cabal ran the country for the rest of his presidency while he drooled quietly into his jellybeans?

And why do you think anyone cares what hypocritical nonsense you spew now?

Inquiring minds want to know…

It Was Twelve Years Ago Today…

Tuesday, 10 Wintring 2014

…that I started blogging over at blogspot. It’s been a long weird wonderful ride, and, yes, kids – the secret is still to keep banging those rocks together.

In the meantime, in twelve years’ time:

Republicants are still blithering idiots who lie about everything.

I bought a house for my Sig-O and I to enjoy in our dotage, and then watched things fall apart*. The same house has recently gone through considerable trauma after experiencing other** issues over the last couple of years.

I was happily and gainfully employed in my chosen profession at the start of this adventure, and have also watched almost any hope of rejoining the workforce fade away – even though I have many major corporations on my resume, extensive experience at every level of an IT department, and a proven record of positive results for the companies I have been working for. I am also going to be fifty-four in November, recently went through a quadruple coronary bypass, have significant health issues, and now have enhanced the difficulty I have had dealing with the long term mental health issues I have been living with since childhood, due to the long term underemployment situation I have been dealing with for the past six years (with a brief eighteen month foray into the working world that both caused and resolved the heart problems that led to the bypass). So I am thinking that gainful employment is not something I should be considering as a viable life path for the rest of my life.

I was also happily and finally in love with the person I thought I would happily be spending the rest of my life with. And then I got to watch that fall apart. Without even having much of any sort of an idea why I have been thrown on the trash heap in the first place.

Plus also too I have recently been having other issues of a personal nature that I am not even prepared to discuss other than to say that I have been been having other issues of a personal nature. So it goes…

Anyways,… so it’s been twelve years. Maybe I’ve gotten as many visits (total) as most of the blogs in the links zone get for an individual post. There have been quite a few other attempts to get some bloggy goodness out there that have fallen by the wayside. And there are a couple more that I would like to not fail and possibly even thrive in the days to come. Only time will tell…

* – link goes to the Wayback Machine’s entry for our blog in October 2004, about six months after I moved to our previous ISP host and off of blogspot. Scroll down to the entry for October 7…

** – link goes to the Wayback Machine’s entry for our blog in July 2012. Scroll down to the post, Disaster Averted

Who Could Have Predicted?

Friday, 17 Sweltring 2014

That a bunch of Reich Wing Republicants would turn the suicide of a bipolar human being who happened to not completely and wholeheartedly embrace the conservative ethos into an excuse to punch the hippies once again; worse yet, he actually made some noise about it! In Public! (shudder) Hit him again!

From the (cough) dozens of us who have had to deal with the whole bipolar thing on a more or less constant basis for, you know, all of our lives – thanks so much for that, um, insightful analysis of how exactly liberalism is the root cause of all of our woes. Just another thing we have had to deal with on a more or less constant basis for, you know, all of our lives

…including some others who didn’t quite make it…

Ahem… besides making some noise about things non-teabagging conservatroid Republicant, this suicidal bipolar non-Republicant did some other things, too…

Interviewer: Nicky, how do you like being in America?

Nicky Lenin: Mmmph! Mmmph!
Mmmph!
Mmmph! Mmmph! Mmmph! Mmmph! Mmmph!

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Michigan’s Famous Weather Rears Its Ugly Head On Tax Day

Friday, 20 Goodenuf 2014

After slightly more than fifty years of cognizant meandering through this thing called life I have managed to put together a number of canned responses to some of the ususal questions that, hopefully, from time to time, jogs a few of my fellow beings into a slightly different way of looking at things. For example, quite often after I mention that I have apnea, and use a CPAP machine in order to sleep properly*, I get asked “how do you sleep at night?” The canned Funny Farm response (from before the Funny Farm even existed as a gleam in a young nerd’s eye) has been “like a baby – I wake up every two hours crying and screaming”**.

After almost an entire fortnight of pleasant spring weather I awoke early this morning to an eerie luminescence that made me double check my internal body clock, because it was too bright – even factoring in the full moon and the lunar eclipse action – to be that early in the morning. Unless…

After ten plus days of blissful remission from the Winter From Hell, this morning a goodly portion of the lower part of Michigan*** was once again covered in fluffy white crystallized water. It’s still coming down as I am putting this blog post together. Working from home does have some definite perks that I hope my fellow almost former HP employees are taking advantage of right now****. It still looks pretty – as long as I don’t think too much about the possibility of having to shovel my pavement once more. And I’m reasonably sure, rationally, that it will all be gone in a relatively short time, even if there is a cold snap for a few days. But deep down this winter has dampened my youthful appreciation of the season. Winter’s just not as much fun as it used to be for the first three months every year.

Anyways,… hoping you’re coping with whatever mother nature has thrown your way today, and your tax adventure was as (relatively) enjoyable as mine – I made the lady at the counter’s day yesterday when she sold me a money order for $4 (the amount I owed to the city of Pontiac after all the numbers had been crunched), and finished taking care of my taxes for the year. And, if you’re out on the roads in southeastern Michigan, slow down and be careful out there!

* – or even to nap during the afternoon. Yes, dear readers, Your Humble Narrator is strapped into a machine whenever he needs to get some shuteye.

** – it’s actually more like four or five hours or so, and the longer I’m asleep the more likely I am to wake up with either or both of my calves cramping (and most definitely crying and screaming is involved in those situations).

*** – yah, youse Yoopers probly gots anudder month til spring even has a chance to start, eh? – but north of the Big Mack is another world, and another story, altogether, eh?

**** – technically I am still employed and looking for gainful employment within the medium sized city that is HP worldwide. And I am encountering pretty much the same love and affection that I have from the business community at large whenever I try to request that they look at my skills and let me help their business make more money by employing me. And I am getting older and crankier and even more tired of jumping through the hoops and running the obstacle course (almost always superbly if given the chance) only to be told thanks but no thanks. So far my attempts to get the corporate world to once again take me into their embrace have been unsuccessful.

Goodbye To A Good Friend

Friday, 15 Priming 2014

Well – I have been all wrapped up in the loss of gainful employment once more, and took a break from the internets for a few days. And then I went back to my favorite tequila treehouse to see if there were any more words of wisdom from my good friend Bartcop.

It is to my great sorrow that I found out that Bart is gone. I don’t think it has really sunk in yet. But I already miss him. And it saddens me to no end that I won’t be able to talk to him ever again.

So long, Bart. I will be making a few toasts in my Chinaco shot glasses over the next few days in your honor. So sorry to hear you’re gone…

Where Are They Now?

Humpday, 6 Priming 2014

There are a lot of things in the archives of the Funny Farm that have fallen by the wayside in the eleven plus years of bloggy goodness (coming up on ten years at this particular web address in April, as a matter of fact) I have been able to spew onto the internets. One of the ones that has gone dormant is the subject of today’s blast into the past…

In days (apparently) long gone, a small group of actors got together, and under the direction of an enterprising lad named Francis Stokes, they put together (among other things) a six part YouTube video series called God Inc in late 2006. At least some of the ensemble cast have appeared in some of the other videos linked to at the site, but there are no updates after 2008.

I tried to email Francis’ Monkey Secretary but he must have run away; and I can find no other way of finding anyone involved other than starting to physically going out and looking for them. Which goes far beyond any investigative budget considerations available to the Funny Farm Investigative Burro at this time.

I haven’t been able to get any more updates other than what you can find online. And I haven’t heard about anything at all coming from SciFi buying the rights to the God Inc franchise. But, if you haven’t yet had the pleasure, please take less than an hour out of your busy life and watch all six episodes of God Inc. You might even consider spending a bit more time and checking out some of the other video available from the links above – before they get bloggered, too… You’ll be glad you did!

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