On Satire Bits: Vol. 130

Some of us have experience work by an evil WP gnome. You know – a gnome from the dark side that makes changes in your settings without your knowledge. It’s happened to me before, and it just happened again. Simply put, I wasn’t receiving email notifications about new posts … and now I have a lot of work to do because of this damn gnome!

Enough of that – how’s your week going? It looks like I will have a regular sub opportunity in a golf league, so that’s some good news at this end.

The next post is Act 3 of Meals: The Musical. Side dishes (sides) is the theme, so there is a wide array of choices. Think vegetables, pastas, casserole, soups, grains, salads, and more … but stay away from fruits, meats, desserts, and beverages.

On to your midweek dose of satire from The Onion. Don’t forget the Combo Challenge that gives you a chance to create your own headline by using the words in the headlines below the image. Give it a try – and mine is at the end.

Have a good rest of the week, and hope to see you at the theater for Act 3.

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Man too deep into sentence to avoid saying word he canโ€™t pronounce

Artist always carries around sketchbook in case he feels like making someone uncomfortable

Mother provides adult son with list of questions to ask doctor

Area man totally blows his chance to see Exodus: God & Kings in theaters

Doctor just uses same ultrasound picture for every baby

Manโ€™s area code provides glimpse of past life

Law-abiding citizen keeps herself on track with weekly cheat sheet

Nationโ€™s landmark piled into single location for easier monitoring

Man old enough to know how rest of life plays out

Man brings lunch from home to cut down on small joys

My Combo: Baby blows lunch on uncomfortable doctor

53 thoughts on “On Satire Bits: Vol. 130

  1. Sorry to hear you’ve been visited by the dread gnome, Frank. I think my concern with these glitches is how long before we know something isn’t right? Glad you discovered the problem when you did! And I’m looking forward to the next musical installment.
    Here’s my Onion contribution:
    Artist can’t keep track of baby saying monitoring feels uncomfortable.


    • Debra,
      I’m not sure about the length of time … and to think I noticed when searching for something else … then it hit me … YIKES! Meanwhile, the artist must be using the monitor to get past artistic block.


  2. “Man brings lunch from home to cut down on small joys” splashed a little of Henry David Thoreau’s “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation” in my face.

    Good to hear that you’ve found a golf league substitute gig. Meanwhile, it looks like I’m out of the golfing business for while after suddenly in the middle of a golf league round last week coming down with “golfer’s elbow” (pain in the left forearm).

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  3. Ah the hellish WP gnomes, why can’t they just leave well enough alone ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Anyway, here’s this from the onions,
    “Man blows his Law-abiding life code just to cheat on single Mother with small baby”

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  4. “Doctor carries around sketchbook in case he and his adult son glimpse God.”—Well, can you blame him?

    Tough to beat yours though, Frank. Especially since I’ve personally experienced it!


  5. arrgh yes the dreaded Gnome strikes again .. He is always messing around with my follows too.. And has un-followed me several times to various blogs..

    My week is going just fine Frank.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the rest of yours.. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Marina,
      That gnome is sneaky … and it takes a while to detect the results of his presence. … then to figure out how to fix it. Grrrrr. … .now I’m trying to touch base with many. Grrrrrr … that’s time consuming.


  6. As you know, the young man is home and he is currently teaching me how to play the board game Axis & Allies, it is very chess-like, and has been on the kitchen table for three days now (I can only sit for so long, so we have to take lots of breaks from a game that already takes a long time to play. Ugh).

    The gnome has also attacked me, I am not receiving email notifications regardless of how many times I fiddle with settings. Another Ugh.


    • Catherine,
      Oh no … the perpetual gnome. That’s horrible. Mine have currently returned, but who knows how long it will last because he’s got me before.

      I don’t know that game … long games … wow. Cheers to your persistence and willingness to learn & play a new game with the young man.


  7. Buuuuu…on a recent sub situation that I had to take care of at my daughter’s school.
    YAY – on you being a regular sub on a golf team! ๐Ÿ˜€

    LMAO: Man too deep into sentence to avoid saying word he canโ€™t pronounce
    My combo: Baby artist sketches nation’s landmark during ultrasound.


      • Imagine what he will bring to the world after he makes his grand appearance!

        Long story short – I went al the way up to the Superintendent & the board. The sub is no longer there. A teacher (who I love) came back from retirement to cover the rest of the school year & hopefully bring the kids up to speed for what they’ve missed throughout March & most of April with the sub who was basically thrown in to cover a classroom with no plan whatsoever.


  8. Sorry to read about the WP problems w/notifications Frank – good that you found them sooner rather than later. Happy to read that you are subbing for golf!!! Have a great weekend.


    • Mary,
      Yep … I stumbled across the issue, then thought … hey … nobody has been posting? DUH! ๐Ÿ™‚ … But all is well until the gnome sneaks in again. Great weather for the weekend … yippee!

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