Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sixteen bucks is nothing at which to sneeze. Trust me.

Good morning from Howdygram headquarters. It’s 8:15 and I’ve decided to make a healthy Texas meal for breakfast: Lipton’s Spring Vegetable Cup-a-Soup in a mug with extremely hot water from the microwave. Damn, this crap is GOOD! Therefore I think I’ll send Sam to Wal-Mart later to buy a few different varieties for my senior citizen pantry here in the study. I’d order them from Amazon but I’d have to buy 12 boxes of each flavor ... and that’s too much of a good thing, even for me.

You probably already guessed that I can’t seem to write a Howdygram post any more without shoving a few more new fonts at you, right? Today I’ve got seven for you and I especially want to point out that “Weitalic” comes with 16 styles (eight different weights plus italics for each) and lots of alternate letters. Download links appear below the graphic in case you want any of these for your own collection. They’re all very nice and you should get them.

Oy, another dead celebrity from the world of above-average music! First we lose a Pip [see post] the day before Christmas, and now it’s songbird Natalie Cole, 65, who died on Thursday from congestive heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital.
Cole had a huge recording career that begin in 1975 with “Inseparable.” By the end of the decade she had recorded seven albums, two of them platinum, had a TV special and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Unfortunately, just a few years later she struggled with a heroin addiction, wound up with hepatitis C — and eventually kidney failure — from infected needles and finally required a kidney transplant in 2009.

Heroin addiction? Hepatitis? Kidney failure? Oy, I guess money can’t buy brains.

It’s been very short honeymoon for brand new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) now that the right-wing assholes in Congress have branded him a traitor and a “secret Muslim” for growing a beard, spewing their brainless hate all over him ... the same shit President Obama has had to put up with for the last seven years.
This all started after Ryan’s support of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that gave President Obama just about everything he wanted. Conservatives were hoping that Ryan would oppose the spending measure and force another insane government shutdown until they destroyed the federal government. Instead, Ryan worked with Democrats on the bipartisan legislation and pushed it through the House even as the rabid “Freedom Caucus” voted against it.

Here are a few Twitter posts from the right wing. Personally, I think it’s comical that they’re finally targeting somebody else than President Obama! How does it feel, Paul?

Apparently Wal-Mart doesn’t sell Lipton Cup-a-Soup in their Neighborhood Market stores! I find this news DEVASTATING and INCOMPREHENSIBLE because Lipton Cup-a-Soup is a popular and essential product for my senior citizen pantry here in the study. So I browsed around online and found an excellent website — — that sells Cup-a-Soup in 22-count dispenser boxes for the typical office break room for only $9.99. (Amazon sells the same box for $16.35.) I bought four different flavors, pictured below for your possible interest. Even with an extra charge for UPS ground shipping the total is $16 less than Amazon Prime ... and sixteen bucks is nothing at which to sneeze. Trust me.

I think it’s time for a nap and a movie. Today’s film will be A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966), one of the most adorable and hilarious movies ever made starring Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers and Michael Crawford.
A very pleasant Sunday to you and yours. Thank you for reading this.

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