Short Comedic Clip

I saw this the other night and am still laughing over it, so it was worthy of sharing.


The Sad Tale of Foxy-Sox (Re-blogged)

It is now New Year’s Eve eve! In light of that, here is a short tale which bears repeating before the drunken debauchery commences.

Yes, the pun is intended!


Eyrie Of An Aries

Foxy-Sox was the best-looking fox in the forest. From the time she was a kit, her father and mother had raved over her silky fur and beautiful, bushy tail. Because of all this attention, she grew quite vain. Every day, she would wander down to a stream or pond near the family den and stare at her reflection for hours. “I’m such a beautiful fox!” she would think to herself as she combed her fur and fluffed her tail. “Who wouldn’t want to be me?”

One day, Foxy went further from the den than usual, and came across a funny path: it had lots of planks of wood in rows, held down by two big, shiny things. Foxy looked closer, and could see her reflection in one of the shiny things – of course, she became enraptured by her own reflection. A loud noise broke her trance, and she jumped…

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Ah, Gene…

Gene Wilder, b. Jerome Silberman: 11 June 1933 – 29 August 2016

Gene Wilder, best remembered for his role as Willy Wonka in the timeless classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl, passed away in the wee hours of the morning. From the New York Times:

Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks; his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; and his winning chemistry with Richard Pryor in the box-office smash “Stir Crazy,” died on Sunday night at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83.

Eric Weissmann, who was Mr. Wilder’s lawyer for many years, confirmed the death. A nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, said that the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mr. Wilder’s rule for comedy was simple: Don’t try to make it funny; try to make it real. “I’m an actor, not a clown,” he said more than once.

With his haunted blue eyes and an empathy born of his own history of psychic distress, he aspired to touch audiences much as Charlie Chaplin had. The Chaplin film “City Lights,” he said, had “made the biggest impression on me as an actor; it was funny, then sad, then both at the same time.”

Mr. Wilder was an accomplished stage actor as well as a screenwriter, a novelist and the director of four movies in which he starred. (He directed, he once said, “in order to protect what I wrote, which I wrote in order to act.”)

What can be said that hasn’t been said already, or will be said by those who knew him and loved him best? All I can say is, this man was a genius. His comedies have kept me laughing through the years, from when I was barely potty-trained through my early 20s. The first movie I saw him in was the one he’s best known for. I enjoy the newer version starring Johnny Depp, since it is truer to the book, but Gene Wilder will always be “the REAL” Willy Wonka in my eyes! I loved him alongside Richard Pryor in the movie “Silver Streak,” and he was hilarious in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother,” along with Marty Feldman and Madeline Khan. Those three, together, guaranteed laughter from the first scene of any film they were in. Another movie that my brothers and I watched, when the ‘rental units were out of the house, was “Start the Revolution Without Me,” with Gene co-starring with one Donald Sutherland – it was one of the funniest things I recall seeing in my young life.

He was married four times, but I recall his third wife the best and most fondly: Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. Her death got him actively involved in promoting the awareness and treatment of cancer, and he founded the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles; and co-founded Gilda’s Club.

I have no words…I just want to remember the laughter he brought to millions. I’ll close with three of the best clips from “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Rest in peace, good man…your light will always shine brightly in my universe.

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Have you been BOOPED today?


1st Friday Foolishness!!!

The title says it all…enjoy! Regularly scheduled posts will resume tomorrowit’s All-Fool’s Friday fun-time!

Astrology lesson

LOL – yep! I’m an Aries, living with a Sagittarius…run for the hills!!!

Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess


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Leap Year Day!

29th February…like an election in the U.S., it only comes around every four years – but it is far more welcomed, I think! The Google doodle in honour of it is cute…I like bunnies!

I even know someone born on ‘Leap Day’ – a guy named Dean in Alaska, originally from Seattle. When he first introduced himself, he said that he was only 4 – 1/2 years old, which made me laugh! You do the math and figure it out, LOL

I’m sitting here with my first cup of coffee, looking out of the window. It’s mild and pleasant out there this morning; a little cloudy, but no rain. It’s been so warm here the past two weeks, that it feels like springtime already! The flowers are blooming on the rhodie bushes; buds are exploding on every tree, and we finally identified a funny-looking bush that was growing near the porch. It hadn’t shown any leaves or flowers for over a year, but now it’s revealed itself to be a pussy-willow! It has little fuzzies all over it, LOL – I’ll take some pics of it and post them later on in the week.

Since it’s a rare day, I’ll do something rare and tell one personal thing about myself. Five surnames in my family tree are: Braithewaite, Dunn, Harris, Murray, and Pinckney. Interesting, no? I’m looking up the origins of those names – familial histories are fascinating!

Finally, here are a few pictures of a project that has been progressing in fits and starts since 2010. We acquired a 1937 Plymouth pickup truck (PT50) on 25 January of that year, and took possession of it in March. The restoration process has been an amazing thing to witness, and the finished project is beautiful. Yes, it runs! I’m working on uploading the videos from my phone, so they will be posted as soon as I get it figured out!


So, a funny thing happened the other day – my computer died! It was more or less unexpected, since I thought that I could dredge some life out of the failing, 635w power-supply for another month or so…I was wrong, LOL

I was in the middle of editing a post, and the computer cut off with no warning. Just…POOF – lights out, nobody home…complete silence. I immediately turn off the switch on the back of the computer and unplug the power cable, and disconnect it from the router. I call our computer service guys and let them know the problem, and say that it might have finally given up the ghost. I let them know what steps I took when the power failed – they said it was a good thing to do and that I should press the top power key a few times as well. I do so, then re-connect the power cord and turn the switch on the back of the computer to the ‘ON’ position. I hear a loud *POP* and smell that horrible ozone smell that you don’t want emitting from your computer or any other electronic device! The tech on the phone says, “Bring it in to us first thing in the morning.” It looked pretty grim…the way it smelled made me think that it looked like this on the inside:

…but, it wasn’t as bad as I feared – all that was needed was to replace the old, 650w power-supply with a Raidmax® Thunder™ V2, 735w powerhouse! It’s very nice, and whisper-quiet…the fan is like a zephyr.

Needless to say, I have a LOT of reading and catching-up to do with all of you in the blog-o-sphere! On top of that, I’ve had some unexpected billing issues with the site that hosts my guild-site, so my TeamSpeak3 is unavailable. Fortunately, I set my site up so that any of my followers could donate to keep it running, so…I hate to ask, but if five of you out there donated the minimum amount, it should keep the guild-site running long enough for me to straighten out the billing issues. I currently have 194 followers…194!!! How did THAT happen?!? I’m amazed and pleased, and I need to do a few new posts! I wonder if I can reach 200 followers before Sunday? Tell you all what: if I reach 200 followers on my blog by 23:59 PST, and get five donations to my guild-site, I will use my actual picture as my avatar. If I’m lucky, this will have the reverse effect: I’ll get donations to the guild-site and lose followers here, LOL! The site is called Sepultura’s Sanctuary and the link is there in the name…give it a look and see what you think – and, thank you in advance for anything contributed!

Anyway, I’m going to get to work on some weekend posts, then I’ll sit back and do a bit of blog-reading later on this evening…I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to during the past few days!

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