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February 9th, 2012
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  1. Truth™

    Ok folks, I am off to go play doctor. Literally.

    Talk to y'all in the a.m.!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
  2. Queen of Everything@All

    Okie dokie smokies, I'm outta here! Hasta la later!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  3. The Witty One™@All

    Alrighty folks! I'm headed home to do yoga, laundry and figure out what the heck Truth and the Queen are talking about.

    Have a great night!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  4. Queen of Everything

    Given that the biggest o fthe Hallmark holidays is fast approaching, anybody have Valentines Day plans? I'm betting that I will get flowers, cards and some chocolate from Hubs and the boys.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • Truth™@Queen

      I will be being eval'd on the use of the King Airway on supine, apneic patients.

      Who says romance is dead?

      February 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        King Airway? Well, I guess that's a pretty original nickname for it.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
      • Truth™@Queen

        I gave my breakout group a laugh last night, when I told them how to remember the difference between Nasopharynx and Oropharynx...

        February 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        I don't think I want to know. BTW, did you know that a nasal trumpet has uses in other orifices?

        February 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
      • Truth™@Queen

        I have heard that. Our instructor was also telling us some of the various and sundry things that she has had to help remove from the anatomy. The most outlandish was a Barbie doll. I am not kidding.

        February 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
      • RichardHead@Truth & Queen

        Has anyone seen Jerv's Gerbil?

        February 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        Yes, some people do get fairly "creative" with inantimate objects.

        February 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
      • Truth™@Queen, RichHead

        Another good story was about a guy who used a ring on his hardware while using viagra, and he had an event that lasted >4 hours, and had to go to the ER, to have said ring CUT OFF....oh the humanity. Dang near every guy in the classroom was cringing, and the ladies all had a good laugh.

        February 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth, Richard

        During my ER clinicals we had EMS bring a guy in on a stretcher clutching his junk and screaming, "She broke it. The b$&%# broke it!" And that's the night we all learned that yes, "it" can be broken.

        February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • The Witty One™@QOE

      The typical stuff....dinner, flowers, chocolates, diamonds, hiding the salami.....

      February 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@TWO

        I'm glad to see you got the order right. Diamonds before salami, always.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@TWO

        BTW, I'm still skeeved out by the idea of you bumpin' uglies with anyone so I'm going to pretend that the salami is really a salami.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
      • The Witty One™@QOE

        Why is that so gross to you??

        And yes, it's just regular old, meaty salami...

        February 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
      • Truth™@Queen, TWO, RichHead

        Sometimes I really pity the first young ladies that THing 1 and THing 2 will be bringing home...I think our royal highness will be most protective of her young'uns...

        February 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@TWO

        You remind me alot of one of my older brothers. I know, theoretically, that he does it but I don't want to actually have to acknowledge it.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@Truth

        I would be perfectly fine with Thing 1 and 2 being gay if it meant that I wouldn't be usurped by some uppity female.

        February 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
      • The Witty One™@QOE

        February 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@TWO

        There's a little girl in Thing 1's preschool class that needs to learn to keep her hands to herself. Although her mother is a trollop too so what do you expect?

        February 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • RichardHead@Queen

      I hate it when Hallmark runs out of National Cherry Pie Day cards.

      February 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  5. Truth™@Another change idiosyncracy

    Another weird thing...I HATE carrying pennies. I have a jar at home that I toss them into when they collect. When the jar gets full, I take to the bank and run through their counter. Quarters get saved for Sundays, and used to buy the paper at the vending box, and for the bowling fund (if you do not get a mark in the fifth frame, you owe a quarter to the league's prize fund)

    February 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@Truth

      RED PIN ON TEN!!!!

      February 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      My BF hates to walk around with pennies in his pockets, too. He says they make his pants too heavy and they creep down his but t. Makes him crazy.......Fun to watch, too. The stop, pause, and give it a hitch thing.......

      February 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • RichardHead@Truth

      Bumper Bowling is SoooooooFun isn't it Bro? Just pickin' on 'ya. :))

      February 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  6. Jerv-Having a major 80s moment here...

    February 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  7. Jerv@A Question of the Day

    When buying something with cash, do you put your currency in the cashiers hand or do you put it on the counter? I go with putting it their hand, seems to make the transaction go faster.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • Queen of Everything


      February 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
    • AleeD®

      Hand. Putting it on the counter is akin to paying Pretty Woman by throwing your money on the bed and just walking away.

      February 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
    • Truth™@QOD

      Hand. And my personal pet peeve is when the balance your change, coins and receipt in a stack and then expect you to disappear immediately.

      February 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
      • Jerv@Truth

        With you on that one. I like it when they put the coins in my hand first and then give me the bills and receipt.

        February 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
      • Truth™@Jerv

        They go into two different pockets. Why does nobody seem to get that?

        February 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
      • The Witty One™@Truth & Jerv

        I feel you on that one! Change goes in my left pocket, bills in the money clip in my right. That way, the center console on my car isn't in the way when I go to grab the change out of my pocket to throw in the ashtray when I get to the car.

        February 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • JainaJade@QOD

      in hand. Also a pet peeve when they give back change and place it on the counter instead of in my hand. Also not a fan of when they push me away but seeing as how a number of registers ding associates for "gap time" between customers I try to keep it contained.

      February 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
      • AleeD®@JJ@QOD

        That just reminded me: I've got no beef with our grocery store employees at the end of the transaction. The ones that frost me are the customers behind us in line who think they have to follow that first item thru the scanner whether I've moved or not. "Just hang on there pal. I'm moving as fast as I can."

        February 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        Alee D: I completely agree. The customer behind starts shuffling forward before I'm done. I HATE being crowded and manipulated like that.

        So I end up stopping at the firewood section by the front door and THEN stuff my change into my purse and get ready to actually head for the car with my cgroceries. Pi$$ez me off!

        Any "shufflers" out there? WAIT YOUR TURN!!!!!!! And give the customer who is completing their transaction time to complete it before you move in on them!!!!!!!!!!! (ME? Fired up? Moi?) HOT BUTTON! (Small button but hot like lava)

        February 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • Sir Biddle@Jerv

      I generally pay for everything with pennies, so this is a 50/50 for me. A pack of gum is one thing, but a fill-up at the gas station can be challenging.

      February 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • RichardHead@Jerv & QOD

      If the Cashier is Good Looking I let her put the change in MY pocket. If I buy the merchandise and am a Good Customer of this store....I Expect a Good Grope every once in awhile.

      February 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        Ding! Ding! Ding! Winner in the BEST Comment category! Win!

        February 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
      • RichardHead@MG

        Thank You...What do I Win? Hopefully Not the guy on the roof!!

        February 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        Good question! Klatchers? What does RH win?

        February 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • The Witty One™@QOD

      I like to stare at the cashier with loving, tender eyes to make them uncomfortable. Then I slowly slide the change into my pocket and wink suggestively. Then I run to the door, and as I approach the door, I pretend to hit my head on it and fall to the ground, all in slow motion. Then I stand up and bow, head back to the register and give my change to the needy kids jar.

      Keep in mind that japenese folks won't hand anything directly to you. They put in on a tray and then hand you the tray. Accept with two hands so as not to insult!

      February 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    • The Witty One™@QOD

      Your comment is awaiting moderation.

      I like to stare at the cashier with loving, tender eyes to make them uncomfortable. Then I slowly slide the change into my pocket and wink suggestively. Then I run to the door, and as I approach the door, I pretend to hit my head on it and fall to the ground, all in slow motion. Then I stand up and bow, head back to the register and give my change to the needy kids jar.

      February 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        Seriously good runner up!

        February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  8. AleeD®@MicheleG™

    What's the scoop with the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?

    February 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • MicheleG™

      February 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        sorry about the link not working. I can't get a decent update. The story just caught my attention because it is so weird.

        February 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • Truth™@AleeD

      The family hid the diagnosis from Big Daddy...

      February 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • AleeD®

      @MicG™ the video won't play misty for me.
      @Truth™, sooooooo he is not the father?

      February 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  9. Sir Biddle@TWO & AleeD and JBJ

    Thaks for covering for me while I was out this morning as to the Chevy/Apocolypse comment on the meat thread.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • AleeD®@TWO, JBJ, Sir Biddle

      No worries, Mate! All us blondes (temporary or otherwise) gotta stick together.

      February 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  10. The Witty One™@All

    Oh the times we've had :)

    February 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Jerv@2



      My dog wants you to smell her butt and then you can tell us all what vintage it is.

      December 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm |

      February 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@TWO

      Ahhhhh, the good ol' days. Before Tazer dumped us for her blog and the rest of us had to go back to work.

      February 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • AleeD®@TWO, Jerv & MicG

      Wow! I've never seen Michele so fired up! I'm still reading it, but dang! You GO girl!

      February 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
      • The Witty One™@All

        I wonder whatever happened to vapor? Did he finally get let out of the basement?

        February 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
      • Truth™@AleeD, TWO, Jerv, MicheleG

        Vapor disappeared about the same time that Christmas Recess ended...

        February 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
      • AleeD®@Truth™, TWO, Jerv, MicheleG

        I thought he came back as Just-a-dude after his class in remedial punctuation.

        February 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        ME? Fired up? ME?

        February 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  11. MicheleG™

    the guy is STILL on the roof. Wearing a ski cap (not mask), really REALLY baggy pants, long sleeved sweatshirt. 3, 4 or 5 helicopters overhead including news choppers with really, really good cameras and optics, 25 or so officers on the ground around the houses...........and he thinks he's going to escape?????

    February 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
    • The Witty One™@MicheleG

      Maybe he thinks he's Santa Claus?

      February 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
      • MicheleG™

        I guess that's the problem. He's not thinking at all.


        February 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
      • AleeD®@TWO & MicG

        Is he acting dizzy (could be a blond-ing incident)?
        Maybe he thinks he can fly.

        February 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
      • Crazy Guy on the Roof

        I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky. I think about it every night and day...

        February 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  12. Mildred

    Hello! So... tonight I do something daring... I'm going to a salon and getting blue streaks in my hair!


    It's something I've wanted to do for a while, but haven't been brave enough. I'm still not sure I'm brave enough. But my boss said she wouldn't have a problem with it.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • Lady Gaga

      Girl, are you stealing my fashion designs?

      February 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
      • Mildred

        I'm talking about my hair... not my clothes. :)

        February 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
      • Jerv@Mil

        Don't worry Mil, Lady Gaga is a liberal stooge.

        February 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  13. This Just In

    This just in. "Researchers have discovered what they believe is the oldest living thing on the planet, Mediterranean Sea, seagrass that is 100,000 to 200,000 years old." That is all.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • MicheleG™


      February 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
      • TJI As s istance

        February 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
    • Truth™@This Just In

      And Ron Paul still has it beat by a good ten years...

      February 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  14. MicheleG™

    And now we have a BIG raven pacing back and forth along our back fence..... Pacing back and forth, back and forth......

    February 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • AleeD®@MicG

      Does the dude on the roof resemble Paul Newman? Is Liz up there, too?

      February 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  15. Truth™@Silly joke of the day

    Some time ago, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger threw a party at his home. All of hollywood and the music industry were there, both young and old. Lots of alcohol flowed and it became a raucusly good time.
    At the end of the night, when he thought everyone had left, Jagger retired to his room, only to find that randy old goat Hugh Hefner was in his bed, having relations with actor Dennis Weaver. Shocked and disgusted, Jagger exclaimed...

    ...wait for it...

    "Hey Hugh, get off of McCloud!"

    February 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@SJOTD

      I don't get it.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
      • Truth™@Queen

        I think it is lost on anyone under forty...Dennis Weaver used to play a detective named McCloud. The Rolling Stones have a song with the lyrics "Hey you, get off of my cloud"...

        February 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
      • AleeD®@Truth & QOE

        Zing! Ow! Right in my good eye.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
      • Queen of Everything@SJOTD

        Ooooohhhhh. It's all starting to make sense now.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
      • AleeD®@Truth

        Zing! Ow! Right in my good eye!

        February 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
      • Truth™@Queen of Everything

        I love generational humor...I used to work with a guy who was the quintessential baby boomer. When I wanted to pizz him off, I used to say "Hey wow! Did you know that Paul McCartney was in a band before "Wings"???

        February 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
      • Truth™@AleeD

        The NBC Sunday Mystery Movie...McCloud, McMillan & Wife, Columbo, and it was always on Sunday nights. I was just a young'un at the time, but my parents used to love that stuff...

        February 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
      • AleeD®@Truth

        As Maurice Chevalier used to sing, "Ah yes, I remember it well." My folks also watched that as well as a number of other shows & movies that help with post multi-faceted comments. :)))))

        February 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
    • AleeD®@Truth

      Well done, sir! Well done.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  16. Jerv-I love this. Reminds me of a potato gun me and my brother made.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • Truth™@Jerv

      Interesting that Obozo promotes the wasting of food during thesee difficult times. This is typical of the party of hate...:)

      February 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  17. MicheleG™

    Greets! We are having the most bizarre news story this AM. A fool has ended a car chase and is now jumping between two expensive homes ON THEIR ROOFS with a crowd of police ganging up on him....... What an idiot!

    February 9, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • MicheleG™

      this fool wanders around on the roof, comes down to the gutter edge, exchanges words with the police, then turns around and climbs up to the ridge line......there are two policemen on one or the other of the two house roofs, now.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:54 am |
      • Grumpy old man@ cops and robbers

        Hey, you kids, get off my roof!

        February 9, 2012 at 11:57 am |
      • MicheleG™

        STILL on the roofs.

        February 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  18. AleeD® Blonde Again@Sir Biddle

    I am getting my roots done this weekend, so I ask humbly that you humor my more-than-usual blonde moments.

    Why did you tell Benn that you hoped he drove a Chevy on the "love meat" thread?

    February 9, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Queen of Everything™@AleeD and Sir B

      I will fully embrace my blondeness and admit that I wondered the same thing too.

      February 9, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • The Witty One™@Blondies

      February 9, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@AleeD, QoE, SirB

      I will join the blondes as I had the same question and can't see the video TWO posted...Enquiring minds want to know....

      February 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
      • AleeD®@™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

        Can you view videos at all? If so, I'll post a link.
        If you watched the Stupor Bowel, do you remember seeing any Chevy truck commercials?

        February 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
    • AleeD®@QOE, TWO & Sir Biddle

      QOE, no offense intended to your blonde Majesty. I was referencing a comment The Knight of Biddle made to me yesterday.
      TWO & Sir Bid, ah yes, now it makes sense. That was a Super awesome commercial.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  19. John Winger

    Sorry I'm late ....

    February 9, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  20. Truth™@Caption of the Day

    "After twenty years of running and managing CNN's Eatocracy, Kat Kinsman happily reflects on her career, while her hubby reads a paper at a small cafe in Rome, where they have recently retired."

    February 9, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Is it just me or does it look like someone put a womans big head on a girls small body?

      February 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  21. DJChilllyPhil, Jukebox King & Cold Stone God

    Good morning Klatschkies! It's Thursday! Weekend is just around the corner...

    February 9, 2012 at 9:42 am |
  22. Sir Biddle@Jerv

    Should I keep an eye out for you on Saturday Jerv?

    February 9, 2012 at 9:11 am |

    Morning !! Happy for you Truth ! And yes we are Richard :-)

    February 9, 2012 at 9:08 am |
  24. Truth™

    Good morning all!

    It's a great day, since there is no snow expected for a while in Denver, and I cruised through oxygen administration last night. Life is good!

    February 9, 2012 at 9:05 am |
  25. Queen of Everything™

    Morning friends!

    February 9, 2012 at 8:48 am |
  26. JainaJade

    Good morning! So we survived the "snow" here in the DMV. While I wouldn't mind a good snow to officially end winter with I prefer that stuff to happen when I'm warm at home and not at work.

    February 9, 2012 at 8:38 am |
    • Sir Biddle@JJ

      I don't even know if what we got would even be considered worthy of putting the word snow in quotes. DC got nothing but rain. Silly weathermen!

      February 9, 2012 at 8:46 am |
      • JainaJade@SirB

        we actually got snow in N. VA but the kind that sticks to the mulch and tips of grass...nothing more. It was rather entertaining watching people flee Tysons when the rain/sleet started after lunch :-)

        February 9, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  27. Sir Biddle

    Morning Crew

    How goes it Rich, where is everyone? – Klatch has been slow the past few days.

    February 9, 2012 at 8:30 am |
    • Jerv@SirB

      Hahaha! The best. I'll be the goofy bald headed dude in a Budweiser ballcap drooling.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  28. RichardHead

    Good Morning All.....We Gotz coffee and for some reason WD and I are singing " I Wear My Sunglasses At Night " 'cuz We are Kool.

    February 9, 2012 at 7:41 am |
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