I thought this Blog needed a little LIFE today. Death, after all, isn't a very pleasant way to live.
What good is a supposedly humorous site, if there isn't something that's allegedly funny.
A few of you readers have been following my short story ("Till Death Do Us Unite") that's devoid of humor. It is about death, you know. The story is completed and will be published over the next three days. That's right, there are three more chapters.
I am a little disappointed that there hasn't been more comments or reactions to my tale. I can only hope that some are reserving their thoughts to when they've read the complete story.
....Nonetheless, I am pleased with it. It's been a labor of love. I suppose not every one likes the macabre genre. Having said that, it does have suspense, plot twists and a rather unique character.
....I'm hoping that more of you will kick its tires, take it for a test drive, and then buy into the story. I don't think you'll be too disappointed.
....I wrote it for you. Try it, you'll like it!
I know some of you think shameless promotion is funny. (This is the humorous part of this post.)
How do you like the picture above of the new look Barbie? It looks like all of those years of trying to maintain that perfect hourglass figure just might have caught up to her, eh? No wonder Ken's no longer stalking her!
I had thought about incorporating the cartoon to the right into that short story, but decided in the end that it wasn't appropriate. It probably isn't approriate here either, but that's life! (Ha-Ha!)
Recently, over at Miss Cellania's place, a commenter mentioned that she'd seen a cartoon depicting some chickens watching another chicken being cooked in an oven. It just so happened that I had such a cartoon sitting in my files, just waiting for an opportune chance to be used. I'd say that on the subject of life and death it kind of fits.
AT THE PEARLY GATE
Recently a teacher, a garbage collector, and a lawyer wound up together at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter informed them that in order to get into Heaven, they would each have to answer one question.
....St. Peter addressed the teacher and asked, "What was the name of the ship that crashed into the iceberg? They just made a movie about it." The teacher answered quickly, "That would be the Titanic." St. Peter let him through the gate.
....St. Peter turned to the garbage man and, figuring Heaven didn’t REALLY need all the odors that this guy would bring with him, decided to make the question a little harder: "How many people died on the ship?" Fortunately for him, the trash man had just seen the movie and answered, "about 1,500." "That’s right! You may enter."
....St. Peter then turned to the lawyer. "Name them."
Before this ship sinks, I'll bid you all a good night. The funny stuff will back on Thursday. (That doesn't mean you can skip Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.) Hint, hint.