The Shakey Side

We had an earthquake yesterday morning.  Depending on who you talk to it was either 4.3 or 5.6 on the Richter scale. The camera’s in almost every Root N Scoot, Quick Pick, 7-11 convenience store in the state documented the event, we even had one or two eye witness reports.  And believe it or not, both girls had their teeth in their mouth and no curlers in their hair.

A banner day for Oklahoma News reporting.

Of course as with all news reporting, we had conflicting reports.  Personally I would go with the lower number, as I have experienced this phenomenon of nature before, 5.6 is a real shaker, this one wasn’t.  I vote for 4.3 or thereabouts.

Interestingly a friend of mine called and told me that his dog knew that the quake was on the way.  Which I found fascinating, and I pressed him even more for details.  He said that his dog, Ginger, a mutt of fifty-percent Cocker Spaniel decent, foretold the coming event. As he rushed for the front door, he spotted Ginger right in the doorway, with a flashlight in her mouth, and she had even put in fresh batteries!

Drum roll … Take my wife please.

Here is the latest ditty making the rounds, you just gotta love the Internet. This thing is bogus of course, dates all the way back to the 1950’s. It doesn’t have a shred of truth to it, but strangely, almost appropriate for today’s times.

Check it out:

You will love this one, I haven’t stopped laughing yet!!!

For those of you who have never traveled to the west, or southwest, cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings, in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways), to prevent cattle from crossing over that area.  For some reason the cattle will not step on the “guards,” probably because they fear getting their feet caught between the rails.

Picture of a Wall Street cattle guard

A few months ago, President Obama received and was reading a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in Colorado .  The Colorado ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he ordered the Secretary of the Interior to fire half of the “cattle” guards immediately!

Before the Secretary of the Interior could respond and presumably try to straighten President Obama out on the matter, Vice-President Joe Biden, intervened with a request that…before any “cattle” guards were fired, they be given six months of retraining for Arizona border guards.  ‘Times are hard’, said Joe Biden, ‘it’s only fair to the cattle guards and their families!’

And these two guys are running our country!

The missive ended like this: “Passed on to you without further comment … Now you do the same.”

(If you desire or want to look really stoopid that is).

That was yesterday in a nutshell.  To paraphrase Jerry Lee Lewis …. “Whole lotta shaking going on!”  Seventy-five and stayin alive …. Crank it up and I will see all of you tomorrow.