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judsoncarroll4
judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,457 admin

I am about 3 away from my 1,000th post! In the immortal words of Minnie Pearl "Somebody say howdy to me!" Say something nice... or not... actually, I love a good humorous insult (where I come from, picking on people is a show of respect and fondness, if done in the right spirit)... so, bonus points to anyone who replies to this with some good natured snark! Maybe give me a good Groucho Marx one liner... BTW, I heard a good old Emo Phillips joke the other day, "I was walking down the road, and there were some guys working on a roof. One of them called me a paranoid weirdo, in Morris Code..." He followed that with, "The other day.. well, I couldn't believe it! I saw my old friend from third grade... little Jimmy! I ran up to him and slapped him on the back. I said, 'How are you you old son of a gun?' But, he began to cry.... Then, I realized, Jimmy would have grown up too..." But, Emo couldn't beat Groucho. When Groucho hosted a gameshow, a contestant was a lady with 15 kids! She told him, "Well, I love my husband." He replied, "Lady, I love my cigar... but I take it out oof my mouth occasionally... Keep laughing y'all! Life is too short to be serious. ;-p


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  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,372 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @judsoncarroll4 I don't know any Groucho Marx one liners so I'll tell you a joke I saw on Facebook today so you can reply and get your 1,000 post.

    Have you ever tried eating a clock?

    It's really time consuming, especially if you go back a few seconds. 🤣

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,457 admin

    More fun... a song recorded when i was 3... I remember really hearing it when I was 12 or so... life c

    hanging! https://youtu.be/5IsSpAOD6K8

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,457 admin
    edited July 2020

    Awesome! So... a man walks into a bar with a frog on his head. The bartender askes, "Hey, where'd you get that thing?" The frog answers, "Well, it started out as a wart on my bottom..." (my favorite joke my grandfather told me... and my 1000th post!) BTW, had I known you'd reply, @kbmbillups1 I would have posted B52's "Love Shack"... old school Athens, GA cool!

    Edit: Sorry, Judson...family site, you know. "Bottom" is family friendly (thank "Minions" for my choice of word). -laurieloveslearning

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,372 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @judsoncarroll4 I used to love the B52's REM as well. Go DAWGS!!!

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,483 admin

    @judsoncarroll4 memories, saw the B52's at an outdoor concert in Australia, they were awesome! Love REM also, only the other day had them cranked up on Spotify.

    A horse walks into a bar. The bartender is shocked, points his finger and shouts "hey". Horse smiles and says " your a bloody mind reader" !

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,457 admin
    edited July 2020

    They were Athens, GA bands. I went to college there and worked in a little guitar shop that specialized in finding odd, old instruments, pedals and amps. It was pretty amazing to be sitting on an amp, playing music 8 hours a day, while legendary musicians from those bands drifted in, plugged in and played impromptu jam sessions! If you get a chance, check out "The Hindu Love Gods".... that was REM, minus Stipe, with Warren Zevon singing lead!!!!! In my rarely humble opinion, that was the best album of the 1990s... it got no radio play except for their cover of Prince's "Raspberry Beret" , and went straight tot he cut out bin back when there were still record stores.... not surprising for a singer whose most famous line was "I saw a werewolf of London last night... and his hair was purple"... few people realize just how clever he was. I picked up the CD for $1 and wore it out! It was a very fun time and a really awesome place to be. Beyond the music though, the food was amazing... fried chickens ad Weaver D's "Automatic For The People", catfish at Charlie Williams' Pinecrest, the buffet at the Blue Willow.... well, all that must be as foreign to you as Aussie culture is to me, but the music and food were the best and the girls were jaw-droppingly, knee bucklingly pretty.... a place and time that will always live in my memory, perfumed with magnolia, honeysuckle and gardenia... a place where people of violently differing religions and politics could sit and have good natured, respectful conversation over a beer or coffee... where we all cheered together for our teams... as close to paradise as I could ever image and will ever be in this life. But, in the words of my fellow Appalachian native, Thomas Wolfe, "You can't go home again." And no, this has nothing to do with the regular topics of The Grow Network... but the first garden club in America was founded in Washington, GA, just a few miles from Athens... and I learned horticulture and food science at UGA.

  • nicksamanda11
    nicksamanda11 Posts: 741 ✭✭✭✭

    Wow the talking heads- blast from the past. That video is slightly alarming now that I'm grown😳. It's funny to listen to that stuff and realize they wouldn't have a chance in a million now of becoming famous. 😂

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,457 admin
    edited July 2020

    No doubt about that... but even Paul McCartney said the Beatles would have no chance now.... no live music venues in which to hone their craft, no independent record labels to give a new a band a chance and no independent/local radio. The internet was supposed to give everyone a platform.... guess google had other plans... But yeah, The Talking Heads were decidedly odd. So was Television, Patti Smith and many others... Devo or the Ramones (my favorite Punk band) or even The Sweet would never be heard now... but neither would George Jones, Willie Nelson or Waylon Jennings or Janis Joplin or Louis Armstrong. Forget about The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, the Modern Lovers or Parliament/Funkadelic... There is just no place for original music now. At least there was a time when there was.

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,372 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @judsoncarroll4 When were you at UGA? You might have said at some point so maybe I just forgot. My husband and I were there from 84-88.

    Got another joke for you:

    I changed all of my passwords to

    Kenny...


    Now I have all Kenny Loggins. 🤣

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,457 admin

    I was there in the late 90s until about 2000. Hmm, you'd better be careful not to let that information get loose.... "footloose"... at least that is, "What a A Fool Believes"... Jim Messina might find out....

  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,372 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did you work at Chick Music when you were there?

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,457 admin

    No, it was just a little guitar shop on Broad St.... long gone.

  • moreyshadypines
    moreyshadypines Posts: 72 ✭✭✭

    Congratulations on your achievement ~ you certainly are motivated!

    Could be a guy or girl speaking here - no chauvinist reference implied.


    Earl and Bubba are quietly sitting in a boat fishing, chewing tobacco and drinking beer when suddenly Bubba says,

    “Think I’m gonna divorce the Wife — she ain’t spoke to me in over 2 months.”

    Earl spits overboard, takes a long, slow sip of beer and says,

    “Better think it over … women like that are hard to find.”