Sunday, February 04, 2007

Media Magic

Will Shortz’s NPR puzzle AND Garrison Keillor’s “The Joke Show” AND hymns on the big screen AND the Super Bowl? All on the SAME day? GLEE!!!!!

Let’s begin…

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The word from today’s on-air puzzle that I didn’t know: MUON. (Huh? What’s a muon? And how did that lady pull it out of thin air? Seriously…ACU owes me a refund if this is a common word that everyone knows!!)

Next week’s Sunday puzzle challenge: “This challenge is literally a brain buster. Think of a word that can follow brain and precede buster, in each case completing a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase. What word is this?”
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***The PHC joke that made me laugh out loud:
Did you hear about the dyslexic who sold his soul to SANTA?

(Brief. Elegant. Alliterative.)

***The other joke that made me laugh out loud:
Q. How can a woman rid her apartment of cockroaches?
A. Ask them for a commitment.

***Another good one:
Q. Why did the chicken cross the road?
A. To show the deer how it was done.

***And another:
Q. How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?
A. How many therapists do you think it takes to change a light bulb?

***Stupid, but still funny:
Q. What did one fly say to the other fly?
A. Hey, fly, your dude is open.

***The GOOD way to tell the one they botched:
Q. Did you hear about the two blondes who froze to death at the drive-in?
A. They went to see “Closed for Winter.”

***And finally, the one the jokesmiths stole from my dad who used it in a sermon A WEEK AGO:
Someone said that "The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse is that you can't post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians…it creates a hostile work environment."

For ALL of the jokes:

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Tonight’s best hymn? They were all good, but I had to get up and go get tissues during “He Is Wonderful.”

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I missed the first forty minutes of the Super Bowl, but here were some of my favorite commercials:

The Taco Bell lions and the Carne Asada (I can’t say it, either!!! I’ve never rolled a joint *or* an R…)
Bud Light (and the axe…and the chainsaw…)
Emmitt Smith dancing through the HEB
K-Fed’s “Rollin’ VIP”
“The Promotion Pit” by CareerBuilder

Another great moment: The Bears did something right, and I screamed “NOOOOO!” Misha (who had been sleeping) ran to me to see what was the matter…and then sniffed at the still-dozing May Bee, wondering what she’d done wrong *this* time.

Ooh, and Prince’s half-time show was great, too. (Quit mocking me.) I feel guilty for liking Prince, but he is ninety pounds of pure kevorka and talent.

Oh, and here’s a challenge for Bethany and Falisha: I want some cool pants like Prince wore tonight…but they have to be cheap. While we’re together in San Marcos this weekend, let’s go to the outlets and buy some pointy shoes like the ones Bethany bought for her job interview in Houston (the heel doesn’t have to be as high as Prince’s since we’re all Amazons!). Then we’ll get some cool extra-long pants that are skinny at the thigh, but flare around our cute new shoes. Since I’ve already bought our tickets for TWO nights of entertainment at the Alamo, we’ll have to stay on a strict budget…but it just makes this Prince Fashion Challenge even more interesting!

Currently reading and liking The Echo Maker! This one will go to the Technology Conference with me…

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Goodbye, Molly. My dad misses you already...

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