My son wants to join a new “family”

Caleb with glasses and hat


Russ is “Rattled”

What a fun song! I sing this to my wife often.


Checking your kid’s homework

This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time. Below is a drawing that a daughter submitted to her teacher, and the topic was “I want to be like my Mommy”:

I want to be like my Mommy

After seeing this, the mom had to write a letter to the teacher and explain:

    Dear Mrs. Jones,  

    I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer. I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn’t show me dancing around a pole. It’s supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot. From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.

    Mrs. Smith


Crazy newspaper ads

I saw this newspaper ads at Criggo. These are some of my favorites:


Unfortunately, Russell…

Just came across something funny.

Imagine with me for a moment–you’re a screenwriter, and you have a creative block. You need some drama. Here’s what you do: Google “Unfortunately, $InsertName” and there you go.

Unfortunately, Russell…

  • Unfortunately, Russell being a little digging machine (and an overachieving one at that) made some more modifications to his bedding chamber and dug through to the surface.
  • Unfortunately, Russell’s sled bogged down in soft snow going up a steep hill. By the time he reached the top, the others were a quarter mile ahead and seemingly about to end his last chance to collect the oxen.
  • Unfortunately Russell fixed that nasty palette bug in drivers/video/fbcon.
  • Unfortunately, Russell’s SE Linux policies take effect on everything he touches, the gun was denied, and the headset was turned off.
  • Unfortunately, Russell had gotten quite old. (Ouch, that one hurt.)
  • Unfortunately, Russell was not feeling at his best that day, and so he was not as flamboyant as he was.
  • Unfortunately, Russell wastes much of the book on exposition and flashbacks, and the emotional turmoils and scandalous revelations too often lapse into melodrama.
  • Unfortunately, Russell’s e-mail address no longer works so I have been unable to notify him of this version.

I could go on. There were 700 of them.

But, unfortunately…