Date   

Birthdays

James Ertner
 

Whose birthday is it today? I don’t know. I’ll go Alex somebody.

Jim
================
A birthday some people will get to
Yet aging they will not admit to
The marching of time
Can’t be denied, I’m
Quite sure we all lie just a bit too.

Gary Hallock

===============


On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:26 AM, One Sagan via Groups.Io <one_sagan@...> wrote:


Birthdays are great, but too many of them can kill you.
Alex

…so cut yourself a huge slice of happiness cake on your special day

 

Make it a splendiferous day!



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: Birthdays

gary hallock
 

A birthday some people will get to
Yet aging they will not admit to
The marching of time
Can’t be denied, I’m
Quite sure we all lie just a bit too.

Gary Hallock

===============


On Feb 12, 2020, at 9:26 AM, One Sagan via Groups.Io <one_sagan@...> wrote:


Birthdays are great, but too many of them can kill you.
Alex

…so cut yourself a huge slice of happiness cake on your special day

 

Make it a splendiferous day!



--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Birthdays

One Sagan
 

Birthdays are great, but too many of them can kill you.
Alex

…so cut yourself a huge slice of happiness cake on your special day

 

Make it a splendiferous day!



Re: It would be LARSenous to steal someone's birthday cake...

Lars Hanson
 

Mahalo nui loa, Cyn!

    Aloha,

        Lars

======================

On Feb 12, 2020, at 05:14, Cynthia MacGregor <cynthia@...> wrote:


…so cut yourself a huge slice of happiness cake on your special day

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


Re: It would be LARSenous to steal someone's birthday cake...

Joseph Harris
 

Lor Lars make this a Happy Birthday

On the 12th of Februaray.

You'll find him where the puns abound,

With Limericks, as well, around.

Joseph


On 12/02/2020 10:14, Cynthia MacGregor wrote:

…so cut yourself a huge slice of happiness cake on your special day

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor


It would be LARSenous to steal someone's birthday cake...

Cynthia MacGregor
 

…so cut yourself a huge slice of happiness cake on your special day

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


Re: Rogue Riddle "10-10 on the side"....And The Winner Is....

doug
 

My only player Cyn wins with:

Orange blob stop: Stopping for a cup of covfefe
Epstein: Suicidal driver
Weinstein bait: Sexy chick driver

I guess everyone else didn't "have their ears on" or were 10-100

Take it away Cyn

 
 
The number of this Rogue Riddle "1010" immediately brought me back to the 70's, the pre-cell phone age when CB Radios were King. For those who may not know much about CB's, they were the voice communication tool of truckers like hi-tech walkie-talkies. Then a little later, they caught-on with us "Roller Skaters" (average car drivers).
 
   As CB users surged, so did their desire to keep their messages secret mainly in an attempt to avoid speeding tickets and stay one step ahead of "County Mounties" (highway patrol). 
 
Thus evolved the quirky coded and often comical language of CB'ers. And in order to understand what was spoken over the highway airwaves, a car driver who wanted to "join-in" needed to at least learn the basics before any trucker would welcome him/her into their caravan.
 
Some of the more popular secret numbered codes were: "10-10" which meant "Transmission Completed and Standing By","10-4" meant "Ok, Message Received","10-20" meant "My Location is or What's your Location?" and finally, my favorite, "10-100" meaning "Need to go to Bathroom"
 
Below, you will see a chart of the most common worded codes along with their meanings.
 
For this contest, either choose one of the listed CB codes provided below and give it a new clever,witty,funny and/or punny definition OR just invent a brand new code along with its definition.
 
Whoever creates the overall best code & corresponding definition will be deemed the winner and have the honor of hosting Rogue 10-11 ("Talking too Rapidly").  I will judge and choose which is best and the winner will be announced Tuesday morning.  Send your new CB Terminology with Translation to:  doug10101@... 
 
CB Terminology
Meaning or Translation
Affirmative
Yes.
Back Door
something behind you. "Watch out"
Back It Down
Reduce your speed or slow down.
Bambi
A living or dead deer.
Bear
A police officer or law enforcement officer.
Bear Bite
A speeding ticket.
Bird Dog
A radar/laser detector.
Cash Register
A tollbooth.
Come Back
couldn't hear last transmission or want the other driver to talk
Convoy
A group of vehicles traveling together.
Copy
radio transmission is acknowledged "Copy that".
County Mountie
County police or deputy.
Covered wagon
Trailer with sidewalls and tarp.
Crackerhead
An insult.
Crotch rocket
A fast motorcycle.
Double Nickel
55 mph.
Driving Award
A speeding ticket.
Evil Knievel
A motorcycle cop.
Eyeball
To see something.
Flip-Flop
A U-turn or return trip.
Full-Grown Bear
State Trooper / Highway Patrol.
Go-Go Juice
Diesel fuel.
Good Buddy
10-4, good buddy way to say "OK, friend"
Got Your Ears On?
Are you listening?
Gumball Machine
Patrol car lights.
Hammer Down
Peddle to the metal. Go fast!
Handle (CB Handle)
CB nickname
Shutter Trouble
difficulty keeping eyes open or staying awake.
Ho Chi Minh Trail
California Highway 152. This highway has lots of accidents.
Home 20
A driver's home location.
Kojak With A Kodak
Law enforcement officer is checking radar with a radar gun.
Local Yokel
An officer from a small town, small county, or small city.
Lot Lizard
A prostitute that seeks out truckers as potential customers at a rest area or truck stop.
Mama Bear
Female law enforcement officer.
Meat Wagon
An ambulance.
On The Side
On standby.
Pay The Water Bill
Going to the bathroom.
Pickle Park
A rest area where lot lizards can frequently be found.
Plain Wrapper
An unmarked police car.
Radio check
How does my radio sound?
Rockin' chair
A truck that is between two other trucks.
Roger
Yes; OK.
Sandbagging
someone listing but is not talking
Skins
Tires.
Smokey Bear
law enforcement; often highway patrol.
Spy in the sky
Law enforcement aircraft.
Taking pictures
law enforcement is using a radar gun
Thermos bottle
A tanker trailer.
Wally world
A nickname for Wal-Mart.
Yardstick
A mile marker located on the highway

--
Doug Spector

--
Doug Spector


Cur rant evince

gary hallock
 

Given the subject line of this message, one might think I was going to write a vicious screed about mongrel dogs, but it’s just snooze to me.

Last week the media got all worked up about J-LO working out like a pole dancer. Then the next day they got worked up in Iowa about the lack of polled answers. You can’t have it both ways!

Some of the best comical jpgs you’ll see on Facebook come from Japan but these gifs not free. And... you can only pay for them with Japanese currency. Still they’re a bargain because the yen’s justify the memes.

And for the 67th consecutive year the Oscar for best pitcher goes to the Kool-Aid man.

Gary Hallock


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: HAVE A TIFF-RIFFIC BIRTHDAY

Steve Wilson
 

BIRTHDAY HAPPY DANCE - MAY YOU LIVE AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO AND MAY YOU WANT TO AS LONG AS YOU LIVE! May your birthday be a happy moving experience! I only hope I live to be as old as some of your jokes!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQFYc_vkN8    

 

JOYOLOGY is the Humor-Laughter-Attitude lifestyle to recover from difficulties and re-awaken the joy of being alive.

Steve Wilson| Psychologist | The Joyologist | Cheerman of the Bored | President, World Laughter Tour, Inc.
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com

Director-National Humor Month http://www.humormonth.com

Principal of Laughter Arts & Sciences Foundation http://www.laughterfoundation.org

Twitter (@joyologist), Skype: s_h_wilson, Facebook, LinkedIn,

US/Canada: 1-800-669-5233

Mobile: 614-296-4882

 

From: main@puny.groups.io <main@puny.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cynthia MacGregor
Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2020 8:09 AM
To: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io>
Subject: [puny] HAVE A TIFF-RIFFIC BIRTHDAY

 

And many, many, many more!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along


Re: a STANding birthday ovation

Joseph Harris
 

Late cheers from me too [catching up after long computer glich]

Joseph

On 27/01/2020 01:25, Marilyn Van Driesen via Groups.Io wrote:
Joining in with the cheers, Stan!

Marilyn

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, 09:01:08 AM CST, James Ertner <jde31459@...> wrote:


Stan, like the farmer, you’re outstanding in your field.
Hippo birdie to ewe, deer Stan!
Jim
===============
…for an outSTANding member of the PUNY family who’s a real STANd-up guy for withSTANding many years of puns.

 

Let’s put our hands together and clap vigorously. It’s called the Kegel exercise

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

 

Pass a smile along


HAVE A TIFF-RIFFIC BIRTHDAY

Cynthia MacGregor
 

And many, many, many more!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


Rogue Riddle "10-10 on the side"....Surprise Launch

doug
 

Launching this Rogue early as you will soon see is irrelevant...read on...

The number of this Rogue Riddle "1010" immediately brought me back to the 70's, the pre-cell phone age when CB Radios were King. For those who may not know much about CB's, they were the voice communication tool of truckers like hi-tech walkie-talkies. Then a little later, they caught-on with us "Roller Skaters" (average car drivers).

   As CB users surged, so did their desire to keep their messages secret mainly in an attempt to avoid speeding tickets and stay one step ahead of "County Mounties" (highway patrol). 

Thus evolved the quirky coded and often comical language of CB'ers. And in order to understand what was spoken over the highway airwaves, a car driver who wanted to "join-in" needed to at least learn the basics before any trucker would welcome him/her into their caravan.

Some of the more popular secret numbered codes were: "10-10" which meant "Transmission Completed and Standing By","10-4" meant "Ok, Message Received","10-20" meant "My Location is or What's your Location?" and finally, my favorite, "10-100" meaning "Need to go to Bathroom"

Below, you will see a chart of the most common worded codes along with their meanings.

For this contest, either choose one of the listed CB codes provided below and give it a new clever,witty,funny and/or punny definition OR just invent a brand new code along with its definition.

Whoever creates the overall best code & corresponding definition will be deemed the winner and have the honor of hosting Rogue 10-11 ("Talking too Rapidly").  I will judge and choose which is best and the winner will be announced Tuesday morning.  Send your new CB Terminology with Translation to:  doug10101@... 

CB TerminologyMeaning or Translation
AffirmativeYes.
Back Doorsomething behind you. "Watch out"
Back It DownReduce your speed or slow down.
BambiA living or dead deer.
BearA police officer or law enforcement officer.
Bear BiteA speeding ticket.
Bird DogA radar/laser detector.
Cash RegisterA tollbooth.
Come Backcouldn't hear last transmission or want the other driver to talk
ConvoyA group of vehicles traveling together.
Copyradio transmission is acknowledged "Copy that".
County MountieCounty police or deputy.
Covered wagonTrailer with sidewalls and tarp.
CrackerheadAn insult.
Crotch rocketA fast motorcycle.
Double Nickel55 mph.
Driving AwardA speeding ticket.
Evil KnievelA motorcycle cop.
EyeballTo see something.
Flip-FlopA U-turn or return trip.
Full-Grown BearState Trooper / Highway Patrol.
Go-Go JuiceDiesel fuel.
Good Buddy10-4, good buddy way to say "OK, friend"
Got Your Ears On?Are you listening?
Gumball MachinePatrol car lights.
Hammer DownPeddle to the metal. Go fast!
Handle (CB Handle)CB nickname
Shutter Troubledifficulty keeping eyes open or staying awake.
Ho Chi Minh TrailCalifornia Highway 152. This highway has lots of accidents.
Home 20A driver's home location.
Kojak With A KodakLaw enforcement officer is checking radar with a radar gun.
Local YokelAn officer from a small town, small county, or small city.
Lot LizardA prostitute that seeks out truckers as potential customers at a rest area or truck stop.
Mama BearFemale law enforcement officer.
Meat WagonAn ambulance.
On The SideOn standby.
Pay The Water BillGoing to the bathroom.
Pickle ParkA rest area where lot lizards can frequently be found.
Plain WrapperAn unmarked police car.
Radio checkHow does my radio sound?
Rockin' chairA truck that is between two other trucks.
RogerYes; OK.
Sandbaggingsomeone listing but is not talking
SkinsTires.
Smokey Bearlaw enforcement; often highway patrol.
Spy in the skyLaw enforcement aircraft.
Taking pictureslaw enforcement is using a radar gun
Thermos bottleA tanker trailer.
Wally worldA nickname for Wal-Mart.
YardstickA mile marker located on the highway

--
Doug Spector


test

doug
 

testingtest
hellobye
yesno
this is onlya test

--
Doug Spector


Re: RogueRiddle 1009

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Rogue Riddle 1009 (new style)

 

Shamelessly stealing an idea from an old NEW YORK Magazine Competition of many decades ago, I invite you to compose a brief thank-you note for a gift you were less than thrilled to receive. (Doesn’t have to be a gift you REALLY ever received!)

 

Be clever. Be creative. Be funny. Be the best of the lot and you win the honor of posting Rogue Riddle 1010 next week.

 

Contest closes pre-dawn Tuesday. Winner need not be present to win. No substitutions of prizes. Subject to your state’s governing laws. Taxes are the responsibility of winner. All sales final.

 

I had only two players, one of whom (Alex) was unable to host but the other of whom (Doug) submitted a real winner of an entry and unquestionably deserves to host Rogue Riddle 1010.

 

Their entries:

 

Alex:

Thanks for the trifle.

 

Doug:

Dear Dave, 

 

I wanted to thank you for coming to the veterinarian with me last week to help say goodbye and 'put-down' the love of my life, my 16 year old Dachshund,"Peanuts"  

He was my best friend, member of the family and basically,my everything! I suppose as we were leaving when I was crying my heart-out and said "that sweet dog can never be replaced" and "I would never ever consider another" is what prompted you to begin your quest.

 

Then just 2 days later,you surely shocked me with another Dachshund that you found at the Rescue Center. How ingenious and witty of you to name her "Peanuts"...it certainly brought tears to my eyes!

 

Also, how smart and practical of you to suggest that the new stray could use the same food & water bowls,custom-made bed and favorite toys of my sweet adorable Peanuts who I miss like hell!

 

And what perfect timing! In an effort to rid the house of all his beloved personal items that were only serving as haunting reminders of my love, I had boxed them all up...almost ready to donate.  

 

Oh,the papers that came with the discarded animal claim her to be 9 years old and was suffering from signs of dehydration and malnourishment as the creature was discovered in an abandoned house. Obviously you were unaware of this underlying problem when you proudly remarked, "look how much thinner she is than Peanuts #1 was"

 

Your surprise will only need 2 more rounds of shots and some special medications which I'll pick-up...but all is good, they say the orphan should make a full recovery within 4 weeks. The vet wants to see the poor little bitch (lol) bi-weekly until 100% better.

 

BTW, She already reminds me of my Peanuts...the time he had the flu.

 

Thanks again for your thoughtful and heartfelt gift but really, you shouldn't have. 

 

Your friend,

Samantha

 

P.S.  How's your cat doing after that accident?

 

 

Take it away, Doug!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 


#RogueRiddle 1009 #RogueRiddle

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I deliberately sent this out a day early yesterday so there’d be plenty of participation—and nary a single response has come in. Where is everyone? Trying again…..

 

Rogue Riddle 1009 (new style)

 

Shamelessly stealing an idea from an old NEW YORK Magazine Competition of many decades ago, I invite you to compose a brief thank-you note for a gift you were less than thrilled to receive. (Doesn’t have to be a gift you REALLY ever received!)

 

Be clever. Be creative. Be funny. Be the best of the lot and you win the honor of posting Rogue Riddle 1010 next week.

 

Contest closes pre-dawn Tuesday. Winner need not be present to win. No substitutions of prizes. Subject to your state’s governing laws. Taxes are the responsibility of winner. All sales final.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 


Rogue Riddle 1009

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Rogue Riddle 1009 (new style)

 

Shamelessly stealing an idea from an old NEW YORK Magazine Competition of many decades ago, I invite you to compose a brief thank-you note for a gift you were less than thrilled to receive. (Doesn’t have to be a gift you REALLY ever received!)

 

Be clever. Be creative. Be funny. Be the best of the lot and you win the honor of posting Rogue Riddle 1010 next week.

 

Contest closes pre-dawn Tuesday. Winner need not be present to win. No substitutions of prizes. Subject to your state’s governing laws. Taxes are the responsibility of winner. All sales final.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


Rogue warning

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Since I know there is a big football game on some time tomorrow, and I imagine some of you will be watching it, I will post the Rogue TODAY – in just a short while.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


#ROGUERIDDLE 1008 (Bingo & Reveal) #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

Once again I’ve been remiss in failing to offer any updates or bingo notices all week. As is often the case with my limerick-based riddles, this one actually fell fast to Cynthia MacGregor who is always keen for a quick kill. Other players in the game were Jim Ertner, Bill Crider, Erika Ettin and Francis McGrath.

Cynthia will be hosting/posting RR #1009 sometime this weekend.
My required answers have been added to the verses below.

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock

$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$

ROGUE RIDDLE #1008 - Launched on January 26, 2020 at 10:10am central

$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$

Below you will find a series of 4 limerick verses. Each features one BLANK which represents a single missing word. In most cases this word will be a pun. Three of these 4 words end in “S.” Although I have not noted it, in two cases that “S” will be the possessive or contractile “apostrophe S.”

The 5th limerick verse is the “real riddle question” which features 4 BLANK spaces. To fill those blanks, you will need to rearrange the 4 previous BLANK words which logically complete the sentence in that final line.

First player who submits the correct words arranged in the proper order wins the honor of hosting next week’s Rogue Riddle.

1.
Rene Descartes sunbathed a lot
Some lotion, he went out and bought
“Sun could turn me red,”
The philosopher said,
“I BLANK, so therefore I am not” #### ZINC

2.
Victoria’s Secret is out
But sex is not what it’s about
Their business is flagging
Their bottom line’s sagging
And pink BLANK are coming no doubt #### SLIPS

3.
Yankee Gehrig long since paid his dues
Fought disease, which for most is not news
ALS struck him out
And there was little doubt
There were none who could then fill BLANK shoes #### LOU’S

4.
Our punning contest is renown
Bringing great groans and laughter. No frown
Shows on anyone’s face
At O.Henry’s old place
While our champion BLANK going down #### SHIP’S

#### The REAL RIDDLE question ####

5.
In the “big war” this slogan we knew
Kept some secrets safe. Was this true?
When you’re in the same boat
This could keep yours afloat
BLANK BLANK still BLANK BLANK. Yes they do! #### LOU’S SLIPS ZINC SHIP’S
#### LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS

$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$$


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder


Re: a STANding birthday ovation

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Joining in with the cheers, Stan!

Marilyn

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, 09:01:08 AM CST, James Ertner <jde31459@...> wrote:


Stan, like the farmer, you’re outstanding in your field.
Hippo birdie to ewe, deer Stan!
Jim
===============
…for an outSTANding member of the PUNY family who’s a real STANd-up guy for withSTANding many years of puns.

 

Let’s put our hands together and clap vigorously. It’s called the Kegel exercise

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


Re: #ROGUERIDDLE 1008 (re-send) #RogueRiddle

Cynthia MacGregor
 

It showed up the first time, and I think I already solved it

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

From: PUNY <main@puny.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Hallock <gary@...>
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:32 AM
To: <puny@groups.io>
Subject: [puny] #ROGUERIDDLE 1008 (re-send)

 


RE-sending because I didn’t see it show up yet. 

 

GH

 

============


Begin forwarded message:

From: Gary <gary@...>
Date: January 26, 2020 at 10:10:42 AM CST
To: puny@groups.io
Subject: #ROGUERIDDLE 1008

ROGUE RIDDLE #1008 - Launched on January 26, 2020 at 10:10am central

$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Submit all guesses, gasps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...>
$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$

Below you will find a series of 4 limerick verses. Each features one BLANK which represents a single missing word. In most cases this word will be a pun. Three of these 4 words end in “S.” Although I have not noted it, in two cases that “S” will be the possessive “apostrophe S.”

The 5th limerick verse is the “real riddle question” which features 4 BLANK spaces. To fill those blanks, you will need to rearrange the 4 previous BLANK words which logically complete the sentence in that final line.

First player who submits the correct words arranged in the proper order wins the honor of hosting next week’s Rogue Riddle.

1.
Rene Descartes sunbathed a lot
Some lotion, he went out and bought
“Sun could turn me red,”
The philosopher said,
“I BLANK, so therefore I am not”

2.
Victoria’s Secret is out
But sex is not what it’s about
Their business is flagging
Their bottom line’s sagging
And pink BLANK are coming no doubt

3.
Yankee Gehrig long since paid his dues
Fought disease, which for most is not news
ALS struck him out
And there was little doubt
There were none who could then fill BLANK shoes

4.
Our punning contest is renown
Bringing great groans and laughter. No frown
Shows on anyone’s face
At O.Henry’s old place
While our champion BLANK going down

#### The REAL RIDDLE question ####

5.
In the “big war” this slogan we knew
Kept some secrets safe. Was this true?
When you’re in the same boat
This could keep yours afloat
BLANK BLANK still BLANK BLANK. Yes they do!

$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$
Submit all guesses, gasps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...>
$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$&$


--
Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder