Sunday, November 12, 2006

"Wordplay"!... it's funny!...

          "The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham
            and eggs.  The chicken is involved, the pig is committed."
                                                                            -Martina Navratilova

My cat, Baby, has been standing and staring at me since I woke up at 8:45 this morning.  It is now 11:45.  That's three hours.  He does this sometimes.  It spooks me.  Just standing there staring.  Staring.  Staring.  Why are you doing this, Baby?  He doesn't blink.  LOL  Does anyone else with cats have a cat that does this?


I received a hilarious email from
Merry and wanted to use it for "Wordplay" today.  I hope you all find it as funny as I do.  Merry, coincidentally, is celebrating a birthday today.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Merry!  I hope you have a very wonderful year!!  You are a very, very special lady!!  This email asks the age-old question, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"  I don't know the original author of this email or I would give them credit.  I would like you to read the responses below and tell me your favorite!  Let me know in the comments section, have fun, and I hope you laugh away like I did!!

   Dr. Phil
The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he
     must first deal with the problem on "THIS" side of the road before it goes
     after the problem on the "OTHER SIDE" of the road.  What we need to do
     is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his "CURRENT
     problems before adding "NEW" ones.

Well I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why
     he wants to cross this road so badly.  So instead of having the chicken
     learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going
     to give him a car, so that he can just drive across the road and not live life
     like the rest of the chickens.

   George W. Bush:  We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road.
     We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not.  The
     chicken is either against us, or for us.  There is no middle ground here.

   Donald Rumsfeld
Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the
     satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.

   Anderson Cooper/CNN
We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we
     have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

   John Kerry
Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now
     against it!  It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the
     chicken's intentions.  I am for it now, and will remain against it.

   Judge Judy
That chicken crossed the road because he's GUILTY!  You
     can see it in his eyes and the way he walks!

   Pat Buchanan
To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

Martha Stewart No one called to warn me which way that chicken was
     going.  I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs
     when the price dropped to a certain level.

   Dr. Seuss
Did the chicken cross the road?  Did he cross it with a toad?
     Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

   Ernest Hemingway
To die in the rain.  Alone.

In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road.
     Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

Barbara WaltersIsn't that interesting?  In a few moments we will be
     listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart-warming story of
     how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its
     life-long dream of crossing the road.

   John Lennon
Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together -
     in peace.

It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

   Bill Gates
I have just released eChicken2006, which will not only cross roads,
     but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook.
     Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken.  The platform is much more
     stable and will never cra...#@&&^(C|..... reboot.

   Albert Einstein
Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move
     beneath the chicken?

   Bill Clinton
I did not cross the road with THAT chicken.  What is your
     definition of chicken?

   Al Gore
I invented the chicken!

   Colonel Sanders:
  Did I lose one?

My favorites are Dr. Seuss, Al Gore, Albert Einstein and Bill Gates.  Not necessarily in that order.  What is/are your favorite (s)Let me know in the comments section.

Baby finally stopped staring at me because I fed him a treat.  Go figure.  I will have more up-to-date pictures of Josiah for you tomorrow!  I found them on my daughter's My Space page.   Gee, Chels, why didn't you send these pictures to me???  Argh!!!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend and keeping warm.  Hugs to everyone! xox


  1. Grandpa, Anderson Cooper (only because I think he's hot!), and Barbara Walters.

  2. Honestly, I didn't like any of them. I must be cranky. LOL!

  3. oh who can pick from such a great list! I would have to say Rumsfeld made me laugh, Clinton was pretty darn funny, and all of them were great! thanks for giving me a morning giggle val! xxxxxxxxxxxxx Deirdre


  4. WHY didn't anyone chust ask da chicken???   . . .dadeo. .

  5. I like Dr. Phil, Grandpa, Dr. Seuss, and Bill Gates.  Not in that order. lol.  This was cute. : )  GBU, Shelly

  6. Okay, my list is long, LOL.  I like: Dr. Phil, Oprah, Bush, Kerry, Buchanan, Martha Stewart, Dr. Seuss, Hemingway, Grandpa, and Al Gore.  LOLOLOL.


  7. I liked Heminways answer best! Jeannette xx


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