Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: THANKSGIVING SONG

Adam Sandler.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqGkbVXSaKU

GROSS THANKSGIVING JOKE WEDNESDAY

The farm couple had been married for years and were very happy, but there was one thing that irked the wife greatly -- her husband would pass mass amounts of gas, especially at night while they slept.

She complained about this constantly but there was nothing her husband could do to stop this.  "One day you're going to fart your guts out and then you'll be sorry!" she would tell him.

The day before Thanksgiving she was preparing the turkey for the next day's dinner and as she was pulling out its guts she had an idea.  She hid the turkey guts and that night, as her husband was sleeping, she quietly slipped them under the covers by her husband.  "That'll fix him," she thought, chuckling to herself.

The next morning her husband was late coming down to breakfast.  When he did come he had a pained look on his face and was walking a little strangely.

"By golly, Reba," he said, "you were right about my passing gas.  Last night I actually farted my guts out!  But with the help of God and these two fingers, everything was right again!"


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Bonus joke -- and not a gross one:

How many chefs does it take to stuff a turkey?

Usually just one, and then it's a pretty tight fit.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: THANKS FOR THE MEMORY

Ol' Blue Eyes.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhD9e2SzytY

OVERLOOKED FILM: A DAY OF THANKSGIVING

From 1951, a short, 12-minute film in which a typical middle class family reflect on their many blessings on Thanksgiving.  Dad (a garage mechanic) is balding, Mom knits, the three youngest kids play peacefully on the living room floor, teenager (actually he may be a preteen, I can't tell, but he's sulky enough to be a teenager) Bill is pissed because the family may not be able to afford a turkey this year, and the living wallpaper is hideous.

At least Dad doesn't smoke a pipe.  

The film was produced in Lawrence, Kansas.  No surprise there.

Enjoy, and count your blessings.


https://archive.org/details/0234_Day_of_Thanksgiving_A_E00194_05_46_02_00 

Monday, November 20, 2017

MUSIC FROM THE PAST: THANK YOU

Led Zeppelin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1z4vkPWkLQ

INCOMING


  • Richard S. Wheeler, Eclipse:  A Novel of Lewis and Clark.  Historical novel/western.  "Lewis and Clark:  two great but very different men.  Plainspoken William Clark enjoys the triumph and acclaim of the expedition, marries his childhood sweetheart, and settles in St. Louis as superintendent of the nation's Indian affairs.  His black manservanr, York, who accompanied the expedition, forces Clark to confront the nature of slavery and question the society that condones it.  Meriwether Lewis, a man of fierce courage and brilliant intellect, returns from the pacific a changed man.  Something terrible has happened to him.  A disease with no name erodes his health and threatens to destroy his mind -- and his honor.  In Eclipse, Richard S. Wheeler has written an exploration of triumph and tragedy told in authentically rendered voices of the two greatest American explorers.  Moreover, Wheeler provides a solution -- dark in its ramifications, stinging in its potential for the truth -- to the greatest mystery in American history:  the terrible and unexplained death of Meriwether Lewis in the wilderness of the Natchez Trace of Tennessee in October 1809."  Greatest mystery?  Probably not, not a very intriguing one.  Wheeler is always worth reading.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

TED TALK: ACCELERATING INNOVATION IN EDUCATION

Adam Frankel, former Obama speechwriter and founding Executive director of Digital Promise, a bipartisan group chartered by Congress to advance innovation in education, offers some ideas that might help us respond to the challenges of 21st century education.

Think, consider, enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr44FxWrn-c