I had no idea what to do with this one… Sure I had plenty of offense political thins to say, but I did not want togo there!

So I Googled and truly enjoyed this site- 101 Really Stupid Questions.

Here are my favorites…

  1. If corn oil is made from corn and vegetable oil is made from vegetables.
  2. If an orange is orange, why isn’t a lime called a green or a lemon called a yellow?
  3. If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why’s it still #2?
  4. Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?
  5. If an ambulance is on its way to save someone, and it runs someone over, does it stop to help them?
  6. How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
  7. Who closes the door when the bus driver gets off?
  8. Why is there a light in the fridge but not in the freezer?
  9. If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?
  10. Why do toasters always have a setting on them which burns your toast to a horrible crisp no one would eat?

And my all-time favorite! …. …. …

If you throw a cat out of the car window, does it become kitty litter?

(Yes, I know it’s in poor taste… And I am not sure what it says about me if this one is my favorite? )

 FYI: There are many websites that say John Wayne NEVER said that quote?

Written for This, That, and the Other: One Word Challenges.



It is hard for people-groups to seek compromise when they feel about people the way this guy feels about bugsFrom the album by CurlupanddieCurl Up and Die

Written for This, That, and the Other: One Word Challenges.




While I was reading Field and Stream, I stumbled across an innovative topic that I had dreamer of as a small child, but I had never thought would have happened in real life… Hunting with a Rifle Silencer

When I was little, I heard stories, and saw in the movies, of the bad guys killing their targets with a silencer so that they could escape into the casual society around them undetected.

My friends would tell stories of being on a deer hunt or a turkey hunt and taking the first shot… missing… and never having the chance again that day. The animals scattered at the harsh consequences of gun fire.

I jokingly told Ben, a friend when I was in sixth grade, that he should hunt using a silencer on his rifle. Then he could miss the first shot twice! We both laughed about it… and then made up terrifying, but quit successful, deer hunting stories until we fell asleep.

Now, to find out, silencers have been used in European hunting excursions for many, many years… and the prevalence of using a silencer (actually, a better name is a rifle suppressor), is catching on in the States.

“Sure silencers are for shooting, but they are also for hunting. I no longer go hunting without using a silencer and even bring extras for my friends to use so I don’t have to hear their loud guns.”

Written for Daily Addictions: INVENT.  


Not for the weak of heart …

  • Will Graham – FBI Profiler
  • Hannibal Lector – Cannibalistic Serial Killer
  • The Tooth Fairy – An Avid Admirer of Lecter

The Chronological Order of the Movies 

  • Hannibal Rising
  • Red Dragon or Manhunter
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Hannibal

Lead Profiler Will Graham and the FBI are in a catch-me-if-you-can game with the serial killers.

Sometimes the hardest killer to catch is the one already in prison?

I haven’t read the books… but soon. (Probably I’ll read them at late night during the Australian Open. The Open begins at 3am each morning- so I won’t be sleeping at night much anyway?)

Written for Movie Critiques and  This, That, and the Other: One Word Challenges.

A Rule Against Murder  

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A Rule Against Murder 

At the beautiful Manoir Bellechasse.,  a swanky resort in the Canadian mountains, Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache are celebrating their wedding anniversary.

Along with Chief Inspector Gamache and his wife is a dysfunctional family celebrating a family reunion.

Of course, wherever Chief Inspector Gamache travels, there is a dead body.

I greatly enjoyed this one! One of Penny’s best!

I even guessed the way the murder was accomplished, but I wasn’t sure that it was possible. Usually Louise Penny keeps me very much in-the-dark about her hidden murder secrets.

Written for The New York Times Best Sellers.   



  • “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
    • Martin Luther King Jr.


  • “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
    • Mahatma Gandhi


  • “Without forgiveness, there’s no future.”
    • Desmond Tutu


  • “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
    • Jesus


  • “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
    • Louis B. Smedes

Written for This, That, and the Other: One Word Challenges.