Monday, January 29, 2018

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone! What is going on with you? Not much to share from our end. We had a relatively quiet weekend. Saturday night we watched the movie "First They Killed My Father", an adaptation of the memoir by Loung Ung, which recounts the author's horrifying childhood experiences under the ruthless Khmer Rouge regime in her native Cambodia. You witness atrocities through the eyes of a five year old during this genocide and it leaves you shaken. It is not an easy film to watch but then it shouldn't be. Have you seen it? What did you think?

On a happier note, we may have fi-na-lly settled on a name for our new kitty. We're giving it a few days to see if it sticks, and if it does, I'll share it with all of you.

Now let's get to the funny stuff, which is what you're really here for!







Have a great day!

50 comments:

  1. Hi Martha, I haven’t seen that film but there’s a chance i may do in the future.. I watched an interview Donald Trump did with Piers Morgan though. He has a lot of supporters in the UK. Despite this, some politicians are saying he shouldn’t in the country.. So much for free speech then. I say just shut up and let him speak!c This is supposed to be a democracy. Tell me, does this film have a love stoty? I love a film with a good love story! It was my birthday last Friday. although I don’t really celebrate my birthday so I don’t know why I mentioned it.

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    1. Happy birthday, Terry! I'm glad you mentioned it so I can send you good wishes! This story does not have a love story, although the love that this family shares in the way they care for each other could qualify as one.

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  2. The concept of programming amazes me to be honest

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    1. I think you'd enjoy it. And you'd probably have a lot of fun.

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  3. I'm going to show the rib eyes cartoon to my wife and daughter, very good!

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  4. OMG, the programmers and users really hits home!

    Finished watching Tin Star on Amazon last night. 10 hours of our lives we'll never get back!

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    1. HAHA! I've never heard of it. I'll have to look it up just to see what it's all about.

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  5. Bwhahaha! Love the last one. We don’t let Norbert play with matches anymore. He’s not to be trusted. 😂

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  6. ribeyes ahaha. I didn't see that movie Martha, it sounds horrible.

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  7. Good ones! Thanks for giving me my Monday smile.

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    1. Always a pleasure! Thanks for stopping by, Linda.

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  8. Hi Martha! I can't wait to hear what you are calling your new little cat! -Jenn

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  9. The pharmacy funny is the best today!

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  10. Hee hee, young Weird Al...love that goof. Oh that's great that you might have a name for lil' kitty! :) This weekend was a slow and lazy one! Alex is still struggling from insomnia so I've been playing nurse and homemaker and fur-mom solo...this morning though I woke up to coffee and muffins in bed as a thank you. :) Now I'm spending some time relaxing, drawing and painting! :)

    I can't watch movies like that...I know my emotional limits too well. Alex downloaded all of the Saturday Night Live's from the 70's up to the 90's so we're working our way through those. I forgot how hilarious Bill Murray and John Belushi were when they started out!

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    1. Aw, very sweet about the coffee and muffins :) I've no doubt you both take good care of each other. I hope his sleep patterns improve. Insomnia has a horrible effect on us. I struggled a lot with that when menopause hit. Now I'm so much better.

      I don't watch movies like this very often but this one really caught my attention. It was directed by Angelina Jolie and also written by her together with the author of the memoir. One of Angelina Jolie's sons is Cambodian, and part of the reason she put this film together was to show him what his birth parents went through. I had no idea about this genocide in Cambodia, so it was very educational. Still, it'll be awhile before I watch something like this again! It really depletes my energy. Bill Murray and John Belushi sound perfect just about now :)

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    2. I remember watching another movie in high school called The Killing Fields, that's how I learned about the genocide. The world is just too violent and crazy for me and I'm so grateful to be living in Canada, despite all the whining I do about weather and language problems.

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    3. I know that movie but I can't for the life of me remember if I've seen it. I'll have to check out the trailer, although I can't see myself watching it any time soon! I need a break.

      And I couldn't agree more, Rain! We are so lucky to be in this country, long, cold winters and all. I'm very grateful!

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  11. Hi human,

    Very good and I wish the local cats would go entertain themselves on another planet.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny! 🐶

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  12. That movie sounds depressing. I like the can opener cartoon- that would happen :) Have s nice week.

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    1. Cats do go a little nuts at feeding time! LOL

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  13. I have "First They Killed My Father," Loung Ung"s memoir in my to be read pile. I didn't realize there was a movie. I loved Cambodia and long to return! Wishing you a great week, my friend!

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    1. I'd been meaning to read the memoir for some time because I prefer to read the book before watching the movie. But we ran across the film on Netflix and I couldn't resist. It is a very tragic story.

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  14. LOL!!! Thanks for your visit and your perspective, both appreciated today, and I replied...

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    1. No need to thank me! I always enjoy your posts.

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  15. I just caught up on your posts, Martha. I just wanted to say we had a wonderful calico we named "Peaches." Ours had more peach spots than your sweet kitty!

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    1. This is the first time I've ever had a calico. Such wonderful cats. And with so much character! LOL

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  16. Oh no, when you're ready for ribeyes, rabbis just won't do.
    Funny stuff, Martha.
    Thank you. Enjoy all good things.

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    1. HAHAHA! Indeed, Robyn :) Hope you're having an awesome week.

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  17. I love these, especially the two cat cartoons!

    I find that it can be worthwhile to read "difficult" material (or watch movies, if they are true to what actually happened). It doesn't necessarily feel good at the time, but they make a person think and reflect, and that's important. One movie I happened to start watching and then couldn't stop, and that I've never forgotten, is "The Pianist" and it was certainly not easy subject matter but very worthwhile. I expect the movie you mentioned was similar.

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    1. I couldn't have said it better! It's also a way for me to learn about another country's history; learn about things I didn't know. There were victims whose voices were silenced at the time and I believe their story should be told. I had no idea about this history in Cambodia, and although this film was painful to watch, I'm glad I took the time to do so.

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  18. lololol the last one with the cat entertaining itself...LOVED it. -saved it off. I haven't seen that movie yet. Looking forward to seeing what you named the cat. it's funny , my eyes played tricks on me and I actually saw the name Lolly as I was reading that you named her and then i questioned what i saw and reread it. Maybe that means a cat will come into my future named lolly.

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    1. Oh, that would be interesting, Sandy, if a cat did come into your life with that name! You just never know :)

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  19. lol for cats as reminded me our cat who used to tangle herself in mom's yarn and chased her tail so many golden memories

    i only saw the trailer of this movie and i could not dare to watch it
    since my parents died my nerves system feels as it has quite less power to bear such terrible stuff as they make me sick in head within minutes ,can't help it

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    1. It is not easy to watch, Baili, so I wouldn't suggest it if you are sensitive. It will be awhile before I can watch something like this again.

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  20. Hi Martha, i’m reading The world According To Clarkson vol.2 He’s a brilliant writer and really funny. I don’t know if it’s available in Canada yet but it ought to be. Today is the 15th day i’ve been without sugar. Sugar is a poison and far worse than cigarette-smoking. I really enjoyed watching the video you posted. You always post a good video I remember the song from a few years ago.

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    1. That is wonderful about the sugar! It is not easy to give up with it being so addictive. So take pride in your accomplishment! I haven't heard of that book. I'm going to have to look it up.

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    1. I know, right? Had me laughing out loud!

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