Thanks to “Pookie,” my Mom’s best friend in California, we have a prairie
joke to laugh at! She wrangled up a ‘good one,’ for us to chuckle about and
get in the right frame of mind for our mid-week relaxing time. Oh, go ahead
and grab something cold to drink, too! There was a swear word included in
this story, which my Mom thought was ‘A.O.K.’ but I used a little imagination
and substituted it with an actual possible western term. The manila envelope
she received in the mail, Mom had culled and decided upon which ones were
‘blog worthy.’ So glad I have this outlet for her to feel she is my ‘editor’ and my
fellow blogger while I publish this story and future other ones.
The funny story included two illustrations, one depicting the two main characters
in the humorous story and the other of a photograph of a black sky, with stars and
the moon in it.
Let’s take a little ‘break’ from my essays. Pull up a chair, put on some music
and enjoy. . .
To get into the western theme, you could put on Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive”
song, which I enjoy very much. Or find that classic song, “Wild, Wild West”
by the British group, The Escape Club. Promise, you will recognize it! I happen
to love that version of the 1988 song, including the line, “wild, wild hair,” in
the lyrics, referring to the female love interest’s hair. If you are into rapping
considered ‘hip hop’ version) and I do like Will Smith, there is a different song
without the comma in the title, “Wild Wild West” to hear. This went with the
“Wild Wild West” movie that came out in 1999. Kevin Kline and Will Smith
were the two main actors, in this attempt to capture the television series.
Oh, how I used to enjoy the crazy antics and adventure in the original show!
It was televised from 1965 until 1969.
Do you have a favorite western movie or television show?
What music do you prefer to listen to while unwinding after a hard day’s work?
I enjoy writing but sometimes am happy to just ‘coast along,’
for a day. I will ‘parcel’ the jokes out, once a week for awhile. . .
Here’s one for all of those who love the outdoors and the “Lone Ranger:”
The Lone Ranger and Tonto were camping in the desert. After they got their
tent all set up, the men fell sound asleep.
Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says,
“Kemo Sabe, look towards the sky, what do you see?”
The Lone Ranger replied, “I see millions of stars.”
“What do they tell you?” asked Tonto.
The Lone Ranger wiped his sleepy eyes, looked up into the heavens and
pondered. Then, after a minute he explained how he felt about the sky,
“Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and
planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo’s radius. Time-
wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning.
Theologically, it indicates that God or Mother Nature is all powerful and
we are just small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have
a beautiful day tomorrow.”
The Lone Ranger turned towards Tonto in the dark and asked,
“What does it tell you, Tonto?”
“You’re dumber than buffalo chips.”
The Lone Ranger was hurt and wondered why Tonto was showing
little respect for what he thought had been “Profound Thoughts.”
“Why would you say this to me, Tonto, my friend?”
Are you ready for the punch line?! I bet you may guess it. . .
Tonto retorted. . .
“It means someone stole the tent, you idiot!”
(I think even Silver, The Lone Ranger’s trusty horse would have
snorted. . .)
Smiles for sliding down the slippery slope towards the weekend!