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TOPIC:  Cheesecake

Posted: 7/30/2014, 4:34 a.m. EDT


Okay so I like cheesecake just as much as the next dawg, but I'm not totally bonkers about it like some humans I know.  In fact, female humans seem to take cheesecake way more seriously than they should.  I looked it up and cheesecake is NOT one of the basic food groups.  In fact, cheesecake is known to raise your blood sugar.  It may also lower the amount of cash in your wallet depending on where it is purchased.  Please proceed with caution.

Old Dog ...


One day an old German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost.  Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old German Shepherd thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!"


Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.  Just as the panther is about to leap, the old dog exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious panther!  I wonder, if there are any more around here?"


Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.


"Whew!," says the panther, "That was close!  That old German Shepherd nearly had me!"


Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther.  So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.


The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"


Now, the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old dog says...


"Where's that squirrel?  I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"

Moral of this story...


Don't mess with the old dogs... Youth and inexperience will always be overcome by age and treachery."



... Aspirin ...


Before aspirin was produced,

ailing patients chewed the bark of the white willow tree

(from which aspirin is derived)

to help alleviate fever and pain


April Bowlby
is 34 today
July 30, 1980

American Actress
"Kandi" on the CBS series "Two and a Half Men"
"Stacy Barrett" on "Drop Dead Diva"



Sometimes, when they show the fireworks at the

Grand Haven, Michigan Coast Guard Festival,

they set the hill (Dewey Hill) on fire.



Fireworks Extravaganza

(Saturday, August 2nd)


The Fireworks Extravaganza starts at dark and can be viewed from the waterfront.


Shot off from Dewey Hill across the channel,

the fireworks are accompanied by choreographed music

from Grand Haven's Musical Fountain.


For over 74 years, visitors have been wowed by what has been described as

"The best fireworks display in Michigan."


"I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing."