Friday, June 15, 2007

Bad Joke of the Week!

A new feature here at TFKoP (at least as long as I can remember to post it…..) will be the “Bad Joke Of The Week”. I’ll provide a bad joke for you. You can either ignore it and move on to the next blog you’re looking for, or you can post a comment about how bad the joke was, or you could even post a comment with your own bad joke!

Remember, this blog welcomes all bad jokes.

To start off this feature, here’s a joke that’s not only bad, but also dumb:

Q: What do apples and oranges have in common?
A: Neither one can drive a tractor.


Your turn…..


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Sopranos Finale

What’s with all the crybabies out there whining about the final episode of The Sopranos? People are complaining that show-creator David Chase left them hanging and didn’t give them closure. They’re disappointed because he used a genius closing shot….sending the screen to black as Tony and his family were eating in a diner….instead of going out with guns blazing and blood splattering.

I think Chase crafted a perfect ending for his hit series. He left it open for you to interpret. Let’s face it, most everybody who watches The Sopranos already had an idea in their own head as to how the show should play out in this, its final season. And everybody’s mind-created endings to the show were never going to live up to any type of ending that the crew of the show could’ve come up with. So instead, David Chase ends the show with the family appearing happily enjoying a nice meal (complete with onion rings) at a diner when the screen goes black for a few seconds, and then the credits roll.

Were you somebody who wanted to Tony to be gunned down and killed? Well, with David Chase’s ending, you have the option of playing out your previously formatted ending in your own mind. You wanted to see Tony die? Well, in your mind, he can now be dead. Did you want to see Tony survive and end up doing time for the weapons charge that was looming? Well, in your mind, he’s now doing the time and his family is coping. Did you want to see Sil come out of his bullet-induced coma? There you have it…he’s doing just fine in your scenario. Did you want to see Meadow flash her boobs as she walked into the diner? Well, I know I did. And in the ending I had pre-fashioned in my mind before the final chapter aired she does!

David Chase knew he would be in a no-win situation with whatever ending he crafted. And maybe he won’t win this imbecilic brouhaha that’s been kicked up since the show ended Sunday. But, he did end it with the most awesome ending that could’ve been created for this show.

So quit your whining sissy-pants TV viewers. Paulie Walnuts is still out there, and he’ll come whack you if keep giving his creator (Chase) any more grief.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Tarred and Weathered

Well, the contractor is just about done putting a foundation/full basement under my house in Maine. As you can see here, the house has been lowered onto the foundation, and he’s finished tarring the foundation walls as part of the weatherproofing/waterproofing portion. He only has to install the cellar windows, the outside basement entrance door and then fill the hole back in.

As of this post, I’m 38 days away from my move out of Philadelphia and back to my hometown of Orono, Maine.

The stress levels have started increasing, too. Moving is hard! Cutting off utilities in the old place while having to set up utilities at the new location. Changing my address with magazine subscriptions and bills. Packing. Cleaning. Making sure I’ve got everything I need to set up my home office for my company. Securing a moving truck.

Do I have enough money to make this move????

Yeah, stressin’ out a little. I’m not looking forward to leaving my friends and social circles that I’ve spent 12 years establishing in Philly. But, to be honest, I’ll be glad to be out of this major city and back to the quieter country living.