Thursday, September 14, 2017

Funny Story-We All Need A Laugh!



Hey! Want to hear something funny?  I read this on the BBC website today... and I am giggling just thinking about it...
A family in Coventry called the RSPCA (which is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals") because they had found a lizard under the bed.  The RSPCA officer came to their home and moved cautiously to the side of the bed... and it turned out to be a ....dirty sock!  You may see the filthy sock masquerading as a lizard just  here.

I couldn't help but think of the wonderful Jim Henson and his muppets.  Kermit the Frog was really just a sock on his hand, you know!  If you ever have a sock or an oven glove, you can always make a puppet out of it and make people laugh with a funny voice.  What?! You have never done that before? Well, try it!  Ahem...I MIGHT have done that a few times in my life!  

If you know anything about Jim Henson, you should know that he did the voices for Kermit and one of his other first creations, Rowlf the Dog.  So...I have a song for you where they are both singing.  I have given this to you before on a post years ago, but it is always worth listening to again!




If you want to see a real lizard, I have one for you! This one lives near our front porch and he is quite happy there! It is really a skink and apparently, if it loses its tail, it will grow back. That is a handy trick, don't you think?  That bright blue tail, it is really something to see...much better than a dirty sock!







36 comments:

  1. Very OT! (I have to read your blog post later today). Something you wrote recently about not having an accent or pound sign on your computer made me think you may not know this wonderful resource from Penn State.
    http://sites.psu.edu/symbolcodes/accents/

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    1. Thanks! I did look it up, it just seems easier to type the word "pounds" for me. I am always careful about changing anything on my computer, you wouldn't believe how hard it is for me to follow directions correctly. I can mess things up BIG TIME! THanks for telling me though. You should see me typing on the keyboard when I am in England, the keys themselves are in the different spots! :-)

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  2. They say a lizzard brings blessings in a house. Anyway, I'll do nothing about it if and when I see it.

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    1. A lizard brings blessings? Good, we will take them! :-)

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  3. Beware of dirty socks! They're dangerous little critters! lol

    That's funny! Wouldn't you feel like a fool having called out the RSPCA for that??? :)

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    1. I know, can you believe this? I thought it was funny!
      Guess what, they think the storm LEE will blow itself out and not come to land, thank goodness!

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    1. At least it was in England and I am sure the people were very polite about it from both sides!

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  5. Terribly funny but I'm sure those folks felt mighty embarrassed about it being a sock. Hope your lizard keeps itself outside where it belongs. I have always loved the muppets. We do all need a laugh now and then!

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    1. It said that they were "mortified"! I hope they had a good sense of humor and didn't make them feel bad.
      The muppets! Jim Henson was a genius and not only that, but a really, really nice guy...this came across in his work.

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  6. I hope the RSPCA weren't too bothered by the call out. The real lizard is absolutely beautiful though. It's incredible that they can regenerate like that and just regrow lost tails.

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    1. It does make you think what kind of TAILS (tales) the RSPCA have to tell at the end of the day!

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  7. What a funny story. Tales like this are funnier than any a comedian could think up.

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    1. Real life is funny if we only pay attention!

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    1. I know! Still, hope they can look back on it fondly one day!

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  9. That is my favorite scene from The Muppet Movie! Yes, it would be embarrassing to call for help for a dusty sock.

    Your skink is quite handsome.

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    1. Isn't that a great song? And the fact that Jim Henson is doing both voices makes it very special to me. The next time I see the skink, I will tell him that he is quite handsome. I hope he doesn't get a big head!

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  10. LOL- Okay- that has to be one of the dirtiest socks I have ever seen. LOL TOOOO funny and how embarrassing! lol My one grandson is all about lizards and geckos, etc. He has one that he takes very good care of in his room.

    Have a great weekend, Kay! xo Diana

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    1. Hey Diana!
      I was thinking about you! What about the Falcons/Packers game this weekend? Who are YOU rooting for? I wonder.....
      HA! No betting this time, I better quit while I am ahead!!Take care, and don't be too sad if your team loses, my friend! ;-)

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  11. At my parents' allotment, I nearly always spot a lizard or two. They love the warm stepping stones leading from one part of the garden to the other. The male of the species can show a bright green skin, like emerald. The females are brown and difficult to spot unless they move. I really like lizards!

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    1. I bet your lizards are interesting! They warm themselves up in the sun, as you see the skink here is on the steps leading up to our porch in the sun. Looking at my photo, it seems to me that the tail might have been lost and regrown back, what do you think?

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  12. That's crazy about the sock being mistaken for a lizard. :) Love that your skink just stays around - you treat it well.

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    1. Richard is the gardener at our home, and he is very welcome and open to all living things. I have told him he reminds me of St. Francis! (He must be a saint, married to me!)
      Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. There are a lot of lizards in our patio. They eat the bugs, so I don't mind.

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  14. Like the skink photo. Lizards are a joy to watch.

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    1. I was hoping that I took that photo, but thinking back on it, Richard took that one too!

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  15. Fabulous; you do wonder how some people manage to cross the road safely, don't you? Mind you, I've done some pretty daft things in my time...

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    1. Me and you both, I am thankful the daft things I have done hasn't turned up on the news...yet! :-)

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  16. Reading it in the newspaper was funny.

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  17. The sock story was hysterical! LOL

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  18. Very good story! Wanted to say that blue tailed skinks are poisonous and can kill cats, if the cat eats them.

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    1. Thank you! (And thanks for your visit too!)
      Now, I just looked this up...and what I read is that it is one of those myths that is believed. HOWEVER, I would NOT want to feed a skink to a cat...better to be safe than sorry!
      Thanks again for your visit!

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