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July 16, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Seasoned, aged to perplexion

Better to be a force of age than forced by age.

If wishes were horses, then bloggers would ride. Well, time to saddle up.

Two worried men at table. 1918 Motion Picure News/Triangle Films Corp. /USPD., artist life/

What? Did you hear that? A disturbance in the WP force. Put up the Batty Signal. (

Several days ago, LordBeariOfBow sneaked out a notice on his son’s iPhone that  he was stuffed in a hospital due to “ticker trouble” (and did not continue with a joke that he was ticketing for littering or providing far too much entertainment in blog posts, so we know this is real).

If you haven’t discovered this Australian’s pithy, snarky, opinionated, hilarious blog, you have been deprived.

He’s had adventures that belong in Hollywood – or would be there if laughing at life and people’s foibles were still in style. People used to know how and when to laugh to laugh “with” not “at” – not so rigid and hyper-sensitive.

True sitcom material with filled with characters that will keep you rolling in the aisle. Was the airline industry ever really like that? (Yes, it was). Who knew insurance could be so funny…and don’t forget the taxi driving jobs or the bar tending.

But it’s no laughing matter that he’s MIA. There’s health issues just tolerated and lived with.

Look, you’ve got a few minutes – and a minuscule of curiosity by now, so how about clicking over to his blog and leaving a comment?

No need the “thoughts and prayers” thing as he’s quite upfront about his beliefs or non beliefs. But as a fellow blogger, a word or two of encouragement – or better, a joke for smiles – or a even better, respond to his post’s tale or the blog.

He’s quite a writer and humorist…pretty cool human being, too.

Not sure if he’s got access to computers, but his email ( is also on his blog at the top if you’d rather.

Man looking crazy. 1916. film about drug addict. (USPD., artist life/

OMG. What’s this. As if getting woken up every 30 minutes by a nurse if I’m all right isn’t enough – a swarm of unknown blogger comments? Mouse is out to do me in. Sure of it. (USPD/

Appreciate the back up…you’d wish people would do it for you, right?

Paying it forward.


Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

And for your added entertainment: (Hope you get a grin, Lordbear – and get weller sooner).

A nifty 50…car that is –  and a cool son’s efforts to please his dad on his 99 birthday…The old guy still has his drivers’ license. Great commentary about family, and those who were dads after WW II – set aside so much they wanted to take care of their families – and how neighborhoods were different then. (PS. Ya’ did good with that kid, Dad)


  1. easyweimaraner / Jul 16 2019 11:18 am

    I cried a little for the video with the 50s car.. that was such a sweet idea…. although I must confess the car looked a little like christine, even if it is not red..

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 16 2019 11:33 am

      He wanted a two door crown vic, but could only afford/justify a family car..,,.but it got hot rodded (back when cars could be worked on…you gotta love the “Arkansas cotter pin” – mother of invention.)
      Thanks for being driven to comment (and yes, a bit Christine-ish…in try to appear benign colors)

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  2. Ally Bean / Jul 16 2019 11:50 am

    I went. I read. I commented. Thanks for introducing me to a new fun blogger.

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  3. anotherday2paradise / Jul 16 2019 6:57 pm

    Loved the video. What a lot of love went into the restoration of that old Ford. 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jul 17 2019 3:45 pm

      Talk about a project to keep your reasoning and creative skills sharp. Made me smile, too. Thanks for parking a comment here.

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  4. doesitevenmatter3 / Jul 17 2019 3:54 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful, sweet post for Brian…our Lord 🐻 iOfBow! 🙂
    He is adored and cared about! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…what a great video! 🙂

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