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June 16, 2020 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Howls, how’s, wows

Man peering out ship portal. 1940. German prisoner on Candian prison ship.(USPD., artist life)

A whole different ponderance.(USPD.1940 artist life)

Right out of the box, a giant brain fog whoopsie

Doggy grinning wide; Some dunderhead about to cry.

A misaddressed package delivered with baggies (with a nice handwriting sample) inside.

Is the dog amused at the find or the antics of humankind?

(Still waiting to hear if anyone claimed it…)

police dog and handlers at work in from of stash (FB)

Police dog lovin’ curbside pickup. Still gets his treat, right?(FB)

Things up in the air:

A popular bar explodes in the middle of the night (No, not a joke – that’s later)

Toothpicks anyone?

“Remember kids, unlike a Martini, a ‘Molotov Cocktail’ should only be STIRRED, not Shaken!”

Extreme Harvey Wallbanger.

Disgruntled County Official’s retaliation for bar ignoring capacity limits and the lack of social distancing?

Scattered sticks - all that's left of Bar 5015. (screenshot)

Scattered sticks – all that’s left of Bar 5015. (screenshot)

Note: With the location near Soul Food restaurant and an onsite barbecue food truck (badly damaged), the explosion made the news corps quiver and drool with potential “hate crime”, it looks a lot like a propane/natural gas explosion with only 3 small spot fires. Supposedly at least one gas can was found “nearby”. A sleeping homeless guy on the corner said he heard buzzing electrical sounds, then electrical snaps, saw sparks, then a boom. The place reopened 2 months ago after COVID shutdown and after remodeling / renovations of the informal bar/patio area (partly still standing)…In any case, some windows on the block shattered, but no one hurt. But many sad. (Article and interesting comments about the new owner and his recent, unique dress code. You can see it there.)

Kids deliver.

After a while it got boring studying for AP exams and these 4 members of the tennis team were tired of bouncing off the wall.

So they became as lifeline for their neighbors who were elderly or at risk.

The backs of their shirts say “2017 District Champions”, but could add “2020 COVID Champions” too.

Texans helping Texans: kids create a delivery service. (KHOU: different article/interview with video)

Proof the kids are alright (and that diversity of races, creeds, and colors can work if people want it to.).

“Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” (Here)

That on the AP History study sheet? Only an exam item, right?

Might ought to be on driver’s license along with “Emergency Contact Number” and “Restrictions”

Oh, now being hounded for a grand finale smile so:

“What did the Buffalo dad say when dropping off his kid at school?”


Said there would be a joke.

Never said it would be a good one.

Avoiding howls by hot footin’ outta here,

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge


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  1. Kate Crimmins / Jun 16 2020 6:48 am

    Bad joke! Really bad joke but they are the best!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 16 2020 7:41 am

      Bad jokes are the best thing available right now. I think I need to hang out with little kids more – their jokes are just so silly – and a bit of honest silliness should be on the daily menu right now? Thanks for adding a snort and a smile

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kate Crimmins / Jun 16 2020 8:22 am

        Nothing better than a good fart joke!


        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 16 2020 8:30 am

          Jokes by 3-4 year olds are the best because they are so illogical and totally silly and the kids get so excited telling them and roll over laughing at what only they understand – it’s infectious and nobody can resist doing the same.

          Liked by 1 person

  2. shoreacres / Jun 16 2020 7:17 am

    Speaking of jokes, I laughed out loud when I drove past Skippers on my way home from work yesterday. His sign says, “Waffles are just pancakes with abs.” I almost turned around to stop and order a waffle.

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jun 16 2020 7:45 am

      Nothing like a sign from above….it is taller than your car. Now that one’s clever and funny. (and where is that waffle maker…those little dents do hold butter and syrup so much better. Mighty good!) Thanks for the giggle


  3. The Coastal Crone / Jun 16 2020 1:58 pm

    I’ll take my jokes anywhere I can find them these days! Kudos to those kids. Gets them out of the house and moving. I guess no one posted about that lost package, huh?


  4. sustainabilitea / Jun 16 2020 2:47 pm

    I like your joke, but I actually laughed out loud at your first story. That’s just perfectly wonderful!! No one died, so it can’t be a Darwin award winner, but it’s quite good. I love waffles, abs or no abs, but I make pancakes more often. PowerCakes has the best mix ever and lots of protein. Mmmmm. Just had them yesterday morning.

    Oh, and good for those kids. We need more adults like them. This would be a great alternative to looting and burning. What say you?




  5. PiedType / Jun 16 2020 3:05 pm

    I call jokes like that “groaners.” And this one got a big groan!


  6. Spinster / Jun 16 2020 7:33 pm

    The one about the kids is a much needed story. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Subhalakshmi / Jun 17 2020 6:42 am

    Hi from India. Liked your funky style…teenagers at community work, the ‘bison’ too. Interesting blog hedge mouse..philosopher !


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