Apropos of Nothing

April 19, 2009

Queensryche’s Salute to our troops

Filed under: Entertainment,Newsworthy — aproposofnothing @ 5:42 pm

Queensryche’s new album is called American Soldier, it is a tribute to our troops and was inspired by the lead singer’s father’s experiences in WWII. It is always nice to see our troops honored especially when it’s from someone in an industry not known for it.  Here is the first song from the album, it is titled If I Were King. If the embed is not working, hop over to Military.com to view it here.

I would also like to mention that I just recently heard that the cast and crew of the new Star Trek film went over to Iraq to debut the film with our troops.  And it was far from a publicity stunt as they spemt a lot of time with our troops and were very accessible.

April 16, 2009

Mike Rowe on Work

Filed under: Entertainment,Newsworthy — aproposofnothing @ 8:19 pm

A bit long, but worth it.  From a talk at TED.

Tax Day Tea Party Coverage

Filed under: Newsworthy,Politics — aproposofnothing @ 7:14 am

I try to stay on the lighter side of things, but the coverage, or lack thereof, of the widespread protests yesterday really annoyed me.

IMHO, if you subscribe to a newspaper and it wasn’t on their front page, it may be time to cancel it and look for another paper.

Just my 2 cents worth.

Update: Some linx






April 7, 2009


Filed under: Humour — aproposofnothing @ 8:36 pm

A man boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blond female crew member to take care of the box for him. She took the box and promised to put it in the crew’s refrigerator.

He pointedly advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for the crabs staying frozen, mentioned that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out.

Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behavior. Shortly before landing in New York, she used the intercom to announce to the entire cabin, “Would the gentleman who gave me the crabs in New Orleans, please raise your hand?”

Not one hand went up … so she took them home and ate them.

Two lessons here:

1. Men never learn.

2. Blondes aren’t as dumb as most men think.



Filed under: Motivational Posters — aproposofnothing @ 6:27 pm


Smart Ass Answers

Filed under: Humour — aproposofnothing @ 6:24 pm


It was mealtime during an airline flight. “Would you like dinner?” the flight attendant asked John, seated in front.

“What are my choices?” John asked.

“Yes or no,” she replied.


A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets. As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket and he opened his trench coat and flashed her.

Without missing a beat, she said, “Sir, I need to see your ticket, not your stub.”


A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store but she couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?”

The stock boy replied, “No ma’am, they’re dead.”


The police officer got out of his car as the kid who was stopped for speeding rolled down his window. “I’ve been waiting for you all day,” the officer said.

The kid replied, “Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could.”

When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.


A truck driver was driving along on the freeway and noticed a sign that read: Low Bridge Ahead. Before he knows it, the bridge is right in front of him and his truck gets wedged under it. Cars are backed up for miles. Finally a police car comes up. The cop gets out of his car and walks to the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, “Got stuck, huh?”

The truck driver says, “No, I was delivering this bridge and I ran out of gas.”


A college teacher reminds her class of tomorrow’s final exam. “Now class, I won’t tolerate any excuses for you not being here tomorrow. I might consider a nuclear attack or a serious personal injury, illness, or a death in your immediate family, but that’s it, no other excuses whatsoever!”
A smart-ass student in the back of the room raised his hand and asked, “What would you say if tomorrow I said I was suffering from complete and utter sexual exhaustion?”

The entire class is reduced to laughter and snickering.

When silence was restored, the teacher smiled knowingly at the student, shook her head and sweetly said, “Well, I guess you’d have to write the exam with your other hand.”


A woman is standing nude looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, “I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.”

The husband replies, “Your eyesight’s damn near perfect.”

(After several weeks in the hospital, the husband was recovering fairly well.)


April 1, 2009

Money for School

Filed under: Humour — aproposofnothing @ 9:14 pm

A young cowboy from Wyoming goes off to college. Half way through the semester, he has foolishly squandered all his money.

He calls home. “Dad,” he says, “You > won’t believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program

here in Laramie that will teach our dog, Ol’ Blue how to talk!”

“That’s amazing,” his Dad says. “How do I get Ol’ Blue in that program?”

“Just send him down here with $1,000” the young cowboy says.
“I’ll get him in the course.”

So, his father sends the dog and $1,000.

About two-thirds of the way through the semester, the money again runs out. The boy calls home.

“So how’s Ol’ Blue doing son?” his father asks.

“ Awesome, Dad, he’s talking up a storm,” he says, “but you just won’t believe this – they’ve had such good results they have started to teach the animals how to read!”

“Read!?” says his father, “No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?”

“Just send $2,500, I’ll get him in the class.”

The money promptly arrives. But our hero has a problem. At the end of the year, his father will find out the dog can neither talk, nor read. So he shoots the dog.

When he arrives home at the end of the year, his father is all excited. “Where’s Ol’ Blue? I just can’t wait to see him read something and talk!”

“Dad,” the boy says, “I have some grim news.

Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Ol’ Blue was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal, like he usually does. Then he turned to me and asked, “So, is your daddy still messing’ around with that little redhead who lives in town?”

The father exclaimed, “I hope you shot that *#@&* before he talks to your Mother!”

“I sure did, Dad!”

“That’s my boy!”

The kid went on to be a successful lawyer.

The Pitfalls of Technology

Filed under: Humour — aproposofnothing @ 9:06 pm

You are on the bus when you suddenly realize … you need to fart. The music is really loud, so you time your farts with the beat.

After a couple of songs, you start to feel better as you approach your stop.

As you are leaving the bus, people are really staring you down… and that’s when you realize… you have been listening to your ipod.

Fun with Post-Its

Filed under: Entertainment,Fun Stuff — aproposofnothing @ 9:00 pm

Those guys from Eepybird that did those wild Mentos and Diet Coke videos are back and now they’re playing with Post-it notes!