Thursday, October 20, 2016

Season Premiere of "Walking Dead" coming up....Re-cap of series by funny guy John Cleese

British comedy legend John Cleese rapidly recaps Seasons 1-6 of The Walking Dead ahead of the new season heading back to our screens.
Watch the premiere of Season 7 on Monday 24 October at 9pm on FOX and gorge yourself on gore ( and we don't mean AL).

'Half-headed' Florida man arrested on arson, attempted murder charges

A Florida man with a deformed skull, who became known as the "half-headed man," was arrested Monday on arson and first-degree attempted murder charges, WSVN reported.

Miami police said in an arrest report Carlos Rodriguez, 31, set his mattress on fire at a duplex Monday afternoon, which had two people inside at the time.

According to the arrest report, the fire was deliberately set, "posing an immediate threat to the lives and safety of the occupants."

Rodriguez appeared in bond court, Tuesday, where a judge gave him $20,000 bond, WSVN reported. 

Rodriguez become an internet sensation in 2012 when he appeared in a YouTube video explaining how he lost a large portion of his brain and skull in a car crash.

“I was barred out on drugs. I was driving, and I hit a pole and flew out the front window and landed on my head," he said at the time. 

45 Southern phrases Yankees just don't understand

by Heather Barnett
Y'all listen up, now — here's what people from the South really mean
You might hold a soft spot in your heart for the South if you have ever been invited to "supper" — or have been asked to pass the "clicker." Admittedly stereotypical, Southern slang is a trademark, right along with that adorable Southern accent. And while it may sound like some Southern sayings makes no damn sense if you weren't born and raised in one of the down-home states, they always make for some really interesting conversation.

The first thing you should know is that Southerners are prone to hyperbole. While this list covers some of the main phrases you'll hear, if it sounds like we might be exaggerating, we probably are, but it's just for effect:

1.      Access road  : Service road; the road that allows you entrance to the highway.
2.      (A) mind to  : To consider doing something.
3.       Aren’t you precious? : Most always said sarcastically in response to someone being offensive (i.e., if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all).
4.       Being ugly : This has nothing do with physical appearance — instead it means misbehaving.
5.       Barking up the wrong tree  : Being mistaken or misguided.
6.       Be able to see to Christmas
Something Grandma would say when she thinks your skirt is too short — you can see clear to the top of the Christmas tree!
7.      Bless your heart  : A seemingly empathetic phrase usually uttered when the speaker believes the recipient to be sweet but misguided or stupid or when they believe the recipient needs to grow up and deal with it; when said sarcastically, dumbass.
8.       Britches  : Pants or underpants.
9.       Catty-wampus  ;  Sideways or crooked.
10.     Catty-corner  :  Diagonal to something, like catty-corner buildings on a street.
11.     Citified  :  Urban, sophisticated and not country in any way.
12.     Clicker  :Remote control.
13.     Coke  : We may mean Coca-Cola, but they may mean any other carbonated beverage. If you order a Coke in a restaurant, do not be alarmed if they ask you what kind.
14.      Commode  :Toilet.
15.      Doesn't have a pot to piss in  : Really, really broke
16.      Dressing  : No, not the stuff you put on salads. This is the stuffing that goes in or alongside a turkey.
17.      Eyeballs are floating  :  Need to use the bathroom very badly (could also be back teeth).
18.      Fixin' to  :  About to do.
19.      Fly off the handle  :  Totally lose it.
20.      Get the short end of the stick :  Get cheated, or get an unfair deal.
21.     Give me some sugar :  Give me a kiss.
22.     Good ol' boy :   A male who tends to enjoy challenging situations; tends to be rambunctious and often enjoys hunting, mudding and fishing.
23.     Hissy  :  Shorthand for a hissy fit — a grown-up tantrum as bad as a toddler would throw.
24.     Hold your horses :  Be patient.
25.    Holler  : To let someone know something. Example: Holler at me when you’ve put the kids to bed, and we can grab a drink.
26.      Idjit  :  Idiot.
27.     If the creek don’t rise  :  If nothing bad happens, then everything will go as planned.
28.     Muddin' :  A pastime involving driving a four-wheel-drive vehicle in the mud with the goal of nearly losing control.
29.     Nervous as a long-tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs :
Nervous to the point of being jumpy; constantly on the lookout.
30.     Off like a herd of turtles :   Not off to a great or speedy start.
31.     Tennis shoes :  Athletic shoes of any kind, not just the kind you use to play tennis
32.     Pitcher :    Not a pitcher on a baseball team, but a plastic container to hold tea or lemonade
33.     Playing possum :   Playing dead (as a possum does to escape danger); also used when someone is feigning sleep.
34.     Reckon :   To suppose or believe something is true.
35.     Rode hard and put away wet :   Unbelievably exhausted, like a sweaty horse that just got put back in the barn.
36.     Run with the big dogs  :  Taking a risk or making a big decision that could have serious consequences.
37.     Snake in the grass  :  A conniving person who could strike at any time without warning.
38.     Squeeze a quarter so tight the eagle screams  :  Describes a person who's very, very cheap.
39.     Supper  :  Dinner.
40.     Sweeper  : Vacuum.
41.    Tore up  :  Broken
42.    (To) carry on  :  To continue on foolishly, usually referring to a tantrum or fit
43.     (Too) big for your britches  :To take yourself too seriously.
44.     Upside  :  The long way of saying “up,” like smacking somebody upside the head.
45.     Stompin’ grounds  :  Your hometown or where you’re from.

  • Stay Tune ... I do so hope these  Southern saying put a smile on your face .   More to come  Y'll hear !

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ivanka Trump breaks silence: 'My father's comments were clearly inappropriate and offensive'

Ivanka Trump has broken her silence on the leaked tape of her father, Republican president nominee Donald Trump, making lewd remarks about women in a 2005 audio recording.

"My father's comments were clearly inappropriate and offensive, and I'm glad that he acknowledged this fact with an immediate apology to my family and the American people," she said in a statement to Fast Company.

The leaked 2005 tape of Trump aboard an "Access Hollywood" tour bus contained the Manhattan billionaire making a litany of crude sexual remarks about women, including boasting about groping women and kissing them without consent because of his celebrity status.

The tape was released earlier this month by The Washington Post.

Ivanka Trump's statement came as Donald's wife, Melania, sat down a pair of television interviews in which she defended her husband amid the scandal and claimed that television personality Billy Bush, with whom he appeared in the video, egged him on.

Sunday, October 16, 2016


NBC is all over the place, ordering a "Law and Order: SVU" show which presented a version of Donald Trump as a rich womanizing candidate for President ... reportedly putting it on the schedule for early October, taking it off, then putting it back on 2 weeks before the election and now taking it off again.

The episode -- titled "Unstoppable" -- starred Gary Cole as a super rich guy who makes an improbable run for The White House only to have his campaign torpedoed by accusations by various women.
The timing of NBC's decision to pull the episode is interesting.  

Sources connected with the network told us the now-infamous "Access Hollywood" video was supposed to air 2 days before last Sunday's debate ... to have maximum impact and influence.  
As we reported, "Access" execs were concerned Hurricane Matthew would dwarf its revelation so it postponed the airing, pissing off someone with the tape who then leaked it to the Washington Post.

The network hasn't said why it changed its corporate mind on the October 26th air date.

Witchy sez : Read and weep and draw your on conclusions ... HeHe

Friday, October 14, 2016

Happy 8---th Birthday

Happy 8--th Birthday to a Dad & Poppa just like you .
We just want you to know
You mean the world to us
Only a heart as dear as yours 
would give so unselfishly 
The Many things you've done 
All the times you were there 
Helps us know deep down inside 
How much you really care
Even though we may not say It 
we appreciate all you do
Richly blessed is how we feel 
Having a Dad & Poppa like you .
Gary & Baby
Jonny , Sha , Jenny , Man 
This is your day  , enjoy .
Happy Birthday and  many more .

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Phrases Only Southerners Use

If you are from the south , you know that sometimes there's just no other way to get your point across . Someone once said  that when you  visit the South , you need a translator , it's true , we do have a mouth full of saying  that only Southerners understand . However, if you arr from the South , you know that sometimes there's just no other way to get your point across . if you are trying to be nice , but you just can't quite let it go , "bless your heart" is a go to . When you met the girl of your dreams  , chances are "she's is pretty as a peach." If you just heard  your mama come home  and you haven't finished your chores  , she will definitely be madder than a wet hen." Take a look at some of our favorite  Southern saying that we just couldn't live without .
Bless Your Heart
It can be deployed sincerely , but if you're hearing "bless your heart" in the South it probably has an edge to it . It's almost always accompanied by a good-nature perhaps slightly exasperate shake of the head . Don't worry though , everyone hears this every now and then .
Fixin' Too
I'm fixin' to tell you that this phrase is as Southern as sweet tea . When you are fixin' too do something , it's going to happen , but  you may also decide  to take your own sweet time .
It Doesn't Amount to a Hill of Beans
In the south , a hill of beans  is it's own measuring  stick. Whether you're talking about volume or value , a hill of beans isn't worth much . That means whatever you're talking about is worth less than very little .
It's Blowing Up a Storm
If you ever been caught in a summer storm , you know that you can feel , smell and see a storm blowing up across the wide Southern skies . These skies can darken at a moment's notice , and summer afternoons you often see wind churning and heavy rain clouds blowing in to cool that Southern summer heat .
More Than Carter's Little Pills 
This one originates from the 19th century , when Carter  products  marketed "Little Liver Pills" across the country . Apparently carter had a great many pills , because the phrase found it's way  into the Southern vocabulary .You may still hear it if you stop into a country store .
Over Yonder
When you are in the South , "over yonder " is a distant direction ---- any direction this phrase may accompanied  by a gesture  indicating North , South , East or Erst. Over Yonder  past cotton fields , over yonder toward the water tower . This phrase can be intensified by the addition of the word "WAY" as in "way over yonder.
She Was Madder Than a Wet Hen
have you ever seen a wet hen ? If so , you know madder madder than a wet hen is very mad indeed.
Til The Cows Come Home
Settle in , because whatever we're talking about  is going to take all day ,, cows aren't known for their speed  and they are usually out and about wandering until feeding time . Farmers know that if you do nothing til the cows come home , it's going to take all day .
If I had My Druthers
"Druthers" roughly translates to  "I would rather" meaning : "if  I had things my way ----the phrase is celebrated  in song in the hilarious Southern inspired Broadway musical Li'l Abner , in which the main character sings "if I had my druthers," I druther have my druthers than anything else I know. "And really wouldn't we all druther heve our druthers."
I Reckon
"I reckon" can replace any number of Phrases , such as : I guess , I suppose , I think , and I imagine . It is a quintessential Southern phrase , said by friends and family on porches  and rocking chairs  all across the  South.
She's as Pretty As a Peach
This is a high compliment in the South , since Southern states are known for their peaches . In fact , Georgia and South Carolina produces more peaches than any other state in the South . And of course , there's nothing prettier than a warm summer day picking peaches in the sunshine.
Full  As A Tick
If you just had  a big Southern lunch complete with cornbread , collards greens and pecan pie , you're definitely full as a tick . It's a vivid phrase , and it's an accurate one too.
If the Creek Don't Rise 
Translated , this means : "We'll be there unless something out of control stops us." Unlike the United Postal Service , whose motto claims "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night " will stop them from keep them from their routes , sometime a Southern visit is thwarted by a rising creek or other unexpected bump in the road .
Worn Slap  Out
When you're exhausted in an I'm-so-beat-I-can't-go-on kind of way , you are definitely worn slap out . It is a physical and mental state a few degrees past weary and just this side of dog-tired . It happens often during a Southern summer , when the heat rises  and the temperatures shoot past 100.
He was Funny As All Get Out
"All get out" finds it's way into Southern phrases constantly , and it intensifies any statement. I was surprise as all get out . It was bad  as all get out . Anything to the degree of "all get out" is something to talk about.
No Bigger than A Minnow In A fishing Pond 
When you arrive on the banks of a fishing pond on Saturday morning , you're hoping for a good catch --- enough big catfish and breams to fry up for the family on Saturday night . If you find only minnows  ,though , they look even smaller compared to the heavy catch you hope for . No bigger than a minnow in a fishing pond  is as small as can be .
Heavens to Betsy
An exclamation .... of surprise , happiness , really any emotion ... that is appropriate in nearly every Southern scenario.
Hush Your Mouth
Grandma might whisper this one over her hymnal if she sees you cutting up in church on Sunday morning . We admit that we've heard this Southernism more than once .
Two Big for His britches 
Unarguable Southern criticisms . Translated , it means : He sure does think a lot of himself . "If you hear  this one , you should probably pause a moment , Southerners tell it like it is ... no matter what it is .... so think of this as a learning moment .
She's Got Gumption
Gumption is spirit , courage , spunk , boldness and initiative . If someone tells you got got gumption , you should thank them  and then walk away a little taller , because  you've received a lovely Southern compliment . Southerners adopted this phrase wholeheartedly from its early usages in the 1700's English and Scotland (where it meant " common ones") In the 1900's the  word evolve taking on a Southern spin  as well as a new meaning such as "courage " and "get up - and go".

Stay Tune ;  If you like these , come back for more .