#Syria Soon To Be A Country of Five

#Syria is soon to be a country of five. Today over 250 mostly civilians were killed in the city of #Ghouta as President Bashar al-Assad tries to forcefully gain control of Syria.

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Select your favorite caption for this photo.

1.  What war?

2.  What game do Syrian children play?  Life

3.  What is the goal in Syria?

4.  Something to think about besides the #Olympics2018.


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Google Gadget Goes Gilligan

I have entered the USA Today Caption Contest many times but forgot to post my June one.


Sound familiar?  The words follow the Gilligan’s Island theme song.

Thanks to Mike Smith, Las Vegas Sun, King Features for the artwork.


Caption Contest – Taxes – April

Here is my entry to the USA Today Caption Contest featuring art work by Mike Smith.


Yes, I know it is about time that I added a humorous post.

For more death related humor look at these posts or click the Humor tab.




Things I Will Carry – Things I Will Not Post

People are fascinated with what other people think is important.  Take for instance how to travel light or what to keep on a deserted island.


While updating my LinkedIn.com profile the other day, I received a message about a blog post titled “Things I Will Carry”.  I was curious to see what that person considered the most valuable items to carry.

Well soon as I read it, another message showed up about things another person will carry.

Then another and another.

So I Googled it and found 773,000 websites with things I will carry.  Now that is a lot of things.  Who could possibly carry them all?

What was really odd was people said they would carry their fetish or their geekiness.

Say what?

I will defend any geek and accept most fetishes, but to tout them on a blog is over the top.

I will stick to my blogs about death, zombies and President Obama.  Did I actually put all of those in the same sentence?  Awesome!

P.S. Being an engineer, I have to confess, I will always carry a pen to write with.  But no pocket protector for me.

Twinkies Are The Ultimate Zombie

They’re ba-ack!


Production of Twinkies will resume July 2013.  Yippee!

They didn’t really have to come back to life so soon.  The last batch of 2012 Twinkies has a shelf life of 20 years.

Death To Identity Thief

No I am not talking about the movie.  But this will give you a run for your money.


Have you noticed that the keywords “death” and “dead” are the most popular?

At first I thought it was part of a “goth” or “freddy” or maybe “scissorhand” fetish for the horror movie genre.  You know.  Just like the Star Trek has Trekkies, I thought these were Deathies.

But then at 3 AM in the middle of the night I sat up in bed and realized, these are hackers. They are looking for obituaries.  And why would they do that?  To find identities to steal! 

How many people are going to realize that their identity was stolen if they are dead?

Let me put this another way.  Which is the least likely demographic to object and retaliate for identity theft?  Right.  Dead people.

This has been a community service announcement.

Oh, by the way, the Identity Thief movie is pretty good.

Why Are We Possessed With Zombies and The Dead?

The IMDb database for movies and television shows has 840 shows just for zombies and 6779 shows involving death.


“HELP!  I can’t watch all those shows by myself!”

Could anyone but Leonard Maltin possibly watch all of them?

Even angels appear in only 357 shows and a fairy in only 140.  I am paraphrasing but Woody Allen said the only constant was death and taxes. Despite that taxes are only found in 151 shows. 

Looks like nobody got over the excitement, fear, and anxiousness of mysterious creatures under our beds and in our closets when we were kids.  Mercer Mayer and his children’s books involving the little Monsters made Monsters seem fun.

Now we can’t get enough of them.

My all time favorite show is Zombieland with Woody Harrelson. That is the one with a zillion Twinkies.


The thought of Zombies after every Twinkie purchase is probably what killed Hostess.

May every Twinkie and Zombie die or live in peace.

The Road To A Legacy

This post is about my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great-grandfather, Reuben Dye.  He settled in the Flint Township area of Michigan back in 1843 so he wasn’t that old but he was really great.

dye_roadThe reason he was so great is he was ahead of his time.  He was one of the first of about eight settlers in that Michigan area.  He had a farm and a road that eventually became Dye Road.  This was 50 years before gas buggies were invented.

Eventually Flint, the town to the east, became the automotive capital of the world.. So whether he was forward thinking or just plain lucky, I will never know. But what I do know is he is dead but his legacy lives on via that well-traveled road in Michigan.

Cheating Death By Procrastination

Here is my logic.  If most people retire at age 65 and the average life expectancy is 84 years, than that means most people live 19 years after retirement.

pushretirementThus if you postpone retirement, you should postpone death.

In other words, if I delay retirement until age 75, then I should live to age 94, right?

I gotta think positive.  I need time to rebuild my nest egg.

Death to the Death Star

Recently a White House Petition at the “We The People” website received the required 25,000 signatures.  This particular petition asked for the government to build a Death Star by 2016 to boost job creation and bolster national defense.


Because it received the required signatures, the White House had to respond. Thus Paul Shawcross, Chief of Science and Space at the White House Office of Management and Budget, formulated the following reply.

  • Financially
    • It costs $850,000,000,000,000,000
    • We need to reduce the budget not expand it.
  • Morally
    • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Practically
    • It is a flawed concept – can be exploited by a one-man starship.

Evidently the answer is no.  Maybe the next Administration will be more lenient.