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Nothing Doing Monday Posting

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Nothing new but the date. So I reprised a doodle as art. Of sorts. Hm-m-m. This might be why this site is number 125 millionth in the Web Hit Parade. See ya tomorrow.

Filed 1/25/21

Today’s Friday of the Week

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Filed 1/22/21

Thursday Humor

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Filed 1/21/21

Dumb & Dummy

“Vote Your Bias Early and Often”

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Filed 1/20/21

This Week’s Quote of the Day

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Filed 1/19/21

This Week’s Word of the Day

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cuckold (kŭk′ əld) noun, A man whose wife is unfaithful. transitive verb, To make a cuckold of.

The word cuckold comes from the cuckoo bird. Not that the bird made up the word, all it can say is “cuckoo cuckoo,” rather the word cuckold was inspired by the cuckoo’s lifestyle. And I don’t mean living in clocks and cuckooing on the hour day and night. See, the cuckoo lays its eggs in other birds’ nests, presumably while the other birds aren’t looking, and let’s the other poor birds raise the chicks while the cuckoo sneaks away and goofs off, or whatever it is these lazy birds do.

Now then about that silly animation. If I have to explain it, you won’t like it.

Filed 1/18/21

Retro TV Rebuses

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The TV shows are retro, the rebuses are brand spanking new. Can you decipher the superhero and science fiction television show picture pun puzzles? Here’s a couple samples. Click the link for the rest.

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Rebus Challenge: Super Sci-Fi TV –Can you decipher the superhero and science fiction television show picture pun puzzles?

Want more? Go to the other bits:

Rebus Challenge: Meat the Beetles
–Can You Decipher the Fab Four Picture Pun Puzzles?

Rebus Challenge: Rerun TV –Can You Decipher the Television Picture Pun Puzzles?

Rebus Challenge: Old Movies –Can You Decipher the Filmdom Picture Pun Puzzles?

Bird Spotters Rebus Guide –Picture Pun Puzzles for I-D-ing Our Fine Feathered Friends

Filed 1/15/21

Friday Posting: In Which I Try My Hand at Humor

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One just has to figure the most difficult position to get would be Devil’s advocate. Just consider how many lawyers there are down there.

Filed 1/8/21

Too Many Head Writers Spoil the Blog

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So far the staff here at terrycolon.com has not been very productive for 2021. But the year is still young. Unlike the staff which is still old. Elderly even. All the same, I’m hoping to whip them into shape soon. If possible. As you can see, they’re not looking too lively. Or even alive now that I look closer. Whatever the case, I haven’t given up entirely yet. Stress on the yet.

Filed 1/7/21

Happy New Year?

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Another year on tap and I got… nothing so far. Still, I thought I’d do a quick entry so my handful or readers would know I haven’t abandoned the the old site. That’s it for now. Soon there’ll be some new rebuses and some old jokes and… something. Only time will tell. Until then, enjoy the archives. (see menus left)

Filed 1/4/21

Jingle Your Bells

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T’is the first day of winter. And also the first day of the rest of your life. And four shopping days until Christmas. Five until Boxing Day.

Filed 12/21/20

Who Put the X in Xmas?

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What’s with Xmas? Where’d that come from? Was it semi-literate folks who could spell mas but not Christ? Is it a Christian cross that fell over? Was it slackers who were too lazy to spell out the whole thing? Or was it atheists who wanted a holiday without the holy?

None of the above. Here’s what it’s all about. The X in Xmas is not a Roman X, but a Greek X. See, the New Testament was written in Greek wherein the first letter of Christ is chi, X in the Greek alphabet. (top red box) So X is shorthand for Christ. When Xmas came about is unknown, but by the fifteenth century Xmas for Christmas was widely used. (gold box) Back in the day, X for Christ also gave you Xian for Christian as well as Xianity for Christianity. These latter two usages are not used much any more, if used at all.

Now for some bonus trivia. The first two letters of Christ in Greek are chi (X) and rho (p). These form the chi-rho monogram employed by the Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine, on his banner. (green box) Lastly we have Merry Christmas in Grecian. (purple box) Just don’t ask me to pronounce it. It’s Greek to me. Silly joke, but you had to figure it was coming.

Filed 12/15/20

Web Space, the Final Frontier

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A doodle-toon of the heavens gone absurd —marking the end of the week and when reality as we knew it went off the rails.

Don’t think so?

Knock-knock.

Who’s there?

Banana, banana, banana, banana, banana.

Filed 12/11/20

True Tale Thursday: Overheard in the ER

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An anecdote “borrowed” from Kay Nyland via Reader’s Digest

Filed 12/10/20

Humpday True Tale

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An anecdote “borrowed” from Reader’s Digest, as told by Tracy Baxter:

My church choir was in the middle of rehearsing a requiem for an upcoming concert and, with the concert date fast approaching, our director was getting a little more picky about various elements of our performance. During one rehearsal he interrupted us to comment on the fact that we were breathing in the wrong spot.

“No, no, no!” he said. “There is to be no breathing after death.”

Filed 12/9/20

Monday Titter

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Source: Guy Walks Into a Bar
Filed 12/7/20

Dumb & Dummy

“Re-emerge”

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Filed 12/5/20

Friday Funnies

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Source: Guy Walks Into a Bar
Filed 12/4/20

Ballet L’Architecture

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Here’s something than makes no sense to me, yet it happens all the time.

I had an appointment to get an MRI of the old cervical vertebrae the other day. The appointment was made for 4:30, or so they said. They telephoned to remind me the day before and told me to come fifteen minutes early to fill out needed paperwork. This come-early-to-fill-out-forms is the usual in medical circles. This raises the question, why don’t they just make the appointment for 4:15 in the first place? I mean, it’s not like the patient form filling out practice came as a last minute surprise to the medical staff, eh what? Why do they do it that way? It’s a mystery.

Just like the mystery of the opening cartoony-doodley-arty-thingy at the top of this entry. It doesn’t really go with the text, as such it makes no sense. But it’s my common practice to have a bit of art at the start of every entry and so… there it be. Don’t ask me to explain it. As somebody-or-other said, “Talking about art is like dancing about architecture.”

Filed 12/3/20

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Top Ten Signs You Live in a Banana Republic

10. Fake news
9. Fake money
8. Fake religion
7. Fake science
6. Fake epidemics
5. Fake heroes
4. Fake causes
3. Fake victims
2. Fake elections
1. Fake bananas*

Welcome to the Banana States of America, mention the above top ten in public and be ostracized, fired, banned, deplatformed, and/or assaulted by mostly peaceful protesters.

*As in artificial, over-processed, things-that-never-were-but-are-now-considered “food”

Filed 12/2/20

December Snow Daze

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Filed 12/1/20

Monday Funnies

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Source: Guy Walks Into a Bar
Filed 11/30/20

Happy Thanksgiving

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Not that I’m totally unthankful, or ungrateful if that’s the better term. The opening doodle art is just a cynical joke. Largely true, but cynical. Anyway here’s my…

Top Ten Things I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving

  1. My brother Craig
  2. By brother Jeff
  3. My brother Brian
  4. Gabapentin
  5. The house didn’t burn down
  6. The neighborhood didn’t burn down
  7. Turkey
  8. Sweet potatoes
  9. Stuffing
  10. Pumpkin pie

Yep, my brothers have been godsends in this most trying year for me. No personal details about that, just take my word for it. Next year will be better, I hope. And pray. Enjoy that turkey, y’all.

Filed 11/26/20

Thanksgive’en Gag

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Source: Guy Walks Into a Bar
Filed 11/25/20

Bull Moose Party Guy?

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Mouse Utopia –Too Much of a Good Thing or Nothing Fails Like Success

Filed 11/24/20

Ten Days Later…

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I get the stitches out of the pinky finger today. Good-oh. Though it’s still a bit sore, especially if I bang it or something. Still, it is progress.

Filed 11/23/20

“Help!” It’s Beatle Mania!

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The latest smattering of rebuses have been exited from the blog and turned into a feature, as per the usual fashion around here. More Beatles song titles than you can shake a stick at. Not that stick shaking is all that much fun compared to rebuses. Whatever the case, get your 1960s pop culture nostalgia puzzle fix at the link following the sample puzzles provided to whet your appetite, pique your interest, or tickle your fancy. Your choice.

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Rebus Challenge: Meat The Beetles
–Can You Decipher the Fab Four Picture Pun Puzzles?

Filed 11/21/20

Monday the Sixteenth But…

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Seems Friday the thirteenth never ends! It’s Monday and the furnace went out. What’s next? A tree falls on the house? All I can say is, “#@%*&+!!!”

Filed 11/16/20

OOPS!

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Turns out Friday the thirteenth was pretty unlucky for your unbending author/ cartoonist/doodler/blogger. (Or is that bending? I don’t know. I’ve never understood what that meant anyway.) The bad luck: I broke a glass tumbler. (I don’t know why a drinking cup without a handle is called a tumbler, either. The last thing you want is for the thing to tumble. Which is what the tumbler in question did. With unfortunate results.)

Now then, a broken glass is no big deal, you say. True enough. Unless you cut yourself on a sharp bit of it, which I did with the pinkie finger of my left hand. After some profuse bleeding and a trip to emergency, I now sport three stitches on same. What can I say but ,“Ouch!”? Though that’s not what I said at the time, believe me. In cartoonese that would be “#@%*&+!!!”

Filed 11/14/20

Red Alert

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Filed 11/13/20

Lonesome George Wednesday

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Filed 11/11/20

And Now…

Another anecdote from Reader’s Digest

Losing my father was bad enough. So imagine my surprise when I spotted my name in the obituaries instead of his. I had to phone a friend.

“Did you see the report of my death in the paper?” I asked. His reply…

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Filed 11/10/20

A Joke Plus

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Source: Man Walks into a Bar
Filed 11/9/20

Saturday and All Is… Well…

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Another doodle as content. Because… uh… I dunno, just because. Pardon the tautology. It is what it is and that’s that.

Filed 11/7/20

Friday Funday

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“Today I am a man.”

One I did years ago and never sold (sigh) which I now add to:

Gag Cartoon Gallery

Thursday Fun

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Source: Man Walks into a Bar
Filed 11/5/20

Some Doodle Thingies Talking

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If you speak doodle this will be pretty darn funny to you. If you don’t talk doodle-talk, it will still be funny, only funny strange not funny ha-ha. Some day I may explain all the doodles and whatnot, but not just yet.

Filed 11/4/20

Couple of Guys Walking and Talking

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Filed 11/2/20

Happy Hallowe’en’en

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Funny thing about Hallowe’en (All Hallows’ Eve) most folks celebrate the eve of the holiday, but not the actual holiday. You know, All Saints’ Day. Seems the apostrophe in Hallowe’en got lost along the way, too. As in Halloween.

Anyway, I suppose people just like to dress up in scary/funny getups and wear masks, which isn’t done on All Saints’ Day that I know of. Though the mask wearing part we get to do every day now. By the way, November first is the start of Allhallowtide, in case you didn’t know.

Filed 10/30/20

A Couple Days Later

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It’s another twofer. As in see below.

Filed 10/29/20

Twofer Tuesday

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It’s two, two, two jokes in one.

Filed 10/27/20

Monday Fun

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An amusing anecdote from Reader’s Digest:

Believe it or not, I received a check from Medicare for all of one cent. Why, I don’t know, but concerned that some arcane regulation –complete with penalty– would apply for not cashing it, I took it to the bank. The teller looked at the amount, checked the endorsement, and then asked, “How would you like this, heads or tails?”

Filed 10/26/20

Ah-h-h-h

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More Night Visitors

An animated doodle thingy. Hey, it’s the weekend and we all need a break. See you in the morning.

Filed 10/24/20

Friday Is Funday, Too

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Source: Man Walks into a Bar
Filed 10/23/20

Watzit?

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Night Visitors

Is it supposed to be some kind of art, a study, a colorized doodle, a twilight zone cartoon, or what? Frankly, I don’t know myself. It is a change of pace, something different. And entirely original, not an old joke from a new book. For what that’s worth. But it is animated. Sort of. Nothing moves, the colors change. Waste of time? Maybe. Isn’t that kinda what you came here for?

Filed 10/22/20

A Joke, Gag, or Cartoon

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Filed 10/21/20

Tuesday Nyuck Nyuck

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Filed 10/20/20

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Monday Is Funday

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Source: Man Walks into a Bar
Filed 10/19/20

Tuesday Words of Wisdom, Sage Advice, or Whatever

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Filed 10/13/20

Columbus Day Action Funnies

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Everyone driving slower than you is a moron. Everyone driving faster than you is a maniac.

Source: Man Walks Into a Bar
Filed 10/12/20

Re Buses Rereturn Redone

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The complete set of 16 rebuses from the last few days redone as a feature. See link below. Fun, fun, fun.

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Rebus Challenge: Rerun TV –Can You Decipher the Television Picture Pun Puzzles?

Want more? Go to the other bit:

Rebus Challenge: Old Movies –Can You Decipher the Filmdom Picture Pun Puzzles?

Or the other other bit:

Bird Spotters Rebus Guide –Picture Pun Puzzles for I-D-ing Our Fine Feathered Friends

Filed 10/7/20

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