Saturday, May 11, 2013

A-Z Challenge Clean-Up


    Well, the A-Z Challenge has come and gone.  For 30 days (actually 26, because we had the Lord's Day off.  Amen), you were treated (?) to posts on Afghanistan, Kublai Khan, Vlad the Impaler, Scandinavian flags, and so on.   

   After my final post, I decided to take a hiatus to recharge my creative batteries (creative...yeah...let's use that word).  Oh sure, there have been a couple of Facebook Funnies since then and a sign which compelled us to wash our bums.  But, to tell you the truth, I wrote those in March.

    Over the past week, I've noticed there are several pictures left over which I didn't use in my posts.  Either through lack of room or that I completely forgot about them, they never made it.  So, to clean out my computer and because it will give me a little more time before I need to write something new, may I present (in no certain order)....

A-Z Challenge Unused Pictures of Questionable Merit

   
I originally planned on using this for Elephants at War, but thought a picture of elephants from The Lord of the Rings would be more historically accurate.  
I was wrong
Apparently, real elephants only have one set of tusks.  And are only scared by mice, not Greeks.  Unless they're naked Greeks.  Those would scare anybody.  Especially if it was a naked Anthony Quinn.

When I was researching the history of underwear, I Googled "jockeys."  I suppose I should have been more specific.


Hey, what I used this picture for is my business.  What are you complaining about anyway?  I gave you a picture of Sea Slugs "doing it."






Ditto.
Have I mentioned I love the internet?







Okay, after the past two pictures, I got a little greedy and Googled "thongs."
So, unless you have a foot fetish, this one was pretty much a bust.
Speaking of bust, did you see that picture of Marilyn Monroe?




Hey!!  How did that get in here??  

Give me a picture of thongs any day!





These were Mound Builders.  From Oklahoma.  I think.  Or a group of Aztecs telling each other that that Cortes fellow wasn't a bad sort.


I planned on using this for my post on Hell.
It's either a still from Disney's Fantasia.
Or Dick Cheney's Senior picture.






This is a picture of Andrew Jackson and a Native-American.
Who should have scalped Old Hickory's ass when he had the chance.
NOTE:  Ass-Scalping never really caught on.


This was either for the post on Popes...
Or a call of Safe! at the Annual Vatican City-Tehran Softball and Beheading Classic.


Bad-ass Russian dude from the James Bond movie From Russia With Love.
This was going to go in my Russia post (which I think would be obvious).
He wasn't Russian, didn't have blond hair, was killed by the shark in Jaws, and is no kidding, for real dead.


Another Russian dude.









????





I was going to use this for Oklahoma.  But it's the state flag for Oregon.  
I was way off.
But, seriously, are Oregonans so numb they have to have the state's name on the flag so they don't confuse it with Hawaii's?



Oh, hell, I don't remember.  

But, it's marmalade.  Or jelly.  Or jam.  Or preserves.  Crap, where's the Food Network when you need them?






Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!!!!!  
More guys in their underwear!!!  
What's this blog coming to????







Clearly, I need to post something a little more manly....

Why in the world do I still have THIS???
Luckily, though, I still have this!

And between Scarlett and the picture of that Russian gymnast,
that's all I need!

So let's just put the A-Z Challenge behind us for another year.  

Prepare for 12 months of no redeeming social value.

You've been warned.


48 comments:

  1. If I cared about social redemption and value I probably wouldn't be wondering just where every appendage of the gymnast is and just what she's actually doing. It's like one of those puzzles that goes on forever.

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    1. Redeeming social values are way overrated. Just ask Charlie Sheen.

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  2. give a man a fish he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll find a way to make porn!

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    1. As long as he calls the fish in the morning. It's the polite thing to do.

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  3. Oh is that where the fishy smell comes from???? A giant fish? Missionary fish. Yeh.... I don't even know what I'm talking about. Need to get my sick ass back to bed. Can't even win a scrabble game at the moment.

    Don't rest too long.I need the entertainment.
    M

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    1. Of COURSE it's missionary! Don't want it to be weird, you know.

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  4. I can never tell the difference between jelly/jam/preserves

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    1. As long as it goes with peanut butter...

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  5. How is the gal in the red spikes going to get back up?

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    1. She's probably not too concerned with standing upright.
      Hubba hubba.......

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  6. Hmmm you sure found some rather disturbing ones, and technically 11 months now or 10 months and 20 days, but yeah you wrote it in march haha

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    1. It's so I don't even know what day it is.

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  7. I think that's marmalade but I don't know with enough confidence to say it or not, some of these photos are weird haha.

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    1. As long as it doesn't have an eyeball in it or anything...,.

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  8. Thank you for not bringing Gary Coleman back, Al. I'd much rather look at that manly Russian dude.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Funny you should say that. I had BOTH pictures queued up, ready to go. But I decided to go with the fish. LOL.

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  9. Hahahahahahahaha

    I like those red heels. I probably should get some.

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  10. After reading this and gazing at all those fine photos, I believe that I'm started to flag with it all. I have this dream that the alphabet challenge goes away, forever. Here's to the next eleven months and next April Fool's Day, who knows....

    A good weekend to you, sir.

    Gary

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  11. The challenge really flags me out, for sure. It will be nice to take a break until 2014.

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  12. Al... I'm gonna let you in on a secret. I rarely come here for posts of redeeming social value. And that's why I continue to come back. :)

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    1. Well, and thank goodness for that. I'd hate to be confused with someone who is 'classy.'

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  13. My sister is going to be super pissed when she finds out her "church" doesn't even do sermons on the Lord's Day.
    And that is jam. Or marmalade if it is made from citrus. Jelly is made from juice.

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    1. I think I knew that a long, long time ago.
      Not the thing about your sister. That jelly thing.

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  14. That Russian gymnast is familiar...I never forget a pair of splayed thighs. Is her first name 'Alina'?

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  15. That elephant picture is from 300 not Lord of the Rings. I'm a hair splitter.

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    1. I know. The picture I used for the "E" post was from "Lord of the Rings" and that's what I said. The picture above IS from "300" but I chose not to use it last month. None of the pictures above made it into the A-Z Challenge.

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  16. I think men in their underwear is just what your blog has been missing. That and ducks smoking cigars.

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    1. Ducks smoking cigars.
      Wow, talk about avant garde.

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  17. The thing I don't get is, what kind of pants are they?! I mean, are they even pants!? Are they leg Warmers gone wrong?! And what does one google to get that picture..

    My life will never be the same.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. I think they're some kind of pants that they wore in the Middle Ages.
      Which let your junk fall out.
      Hey, they didn't have cable TV or Google, so they needed to get their kicks somehow.

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  18. "another russian dude" is my fave.

    glad to be back reading this blob, al!

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    1. That frickey-frickety challenge gets us all discombobulated. I'm looking forward to getting back to normal.
      Or as normal as I can get.

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  19. The man and his fish really do make a nice couple. We certainly know who leads when they go dancing. No "redeeming social value?" Well, I certainly feel more confident after seeing most of these pictures.

    Julie

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    1. Yeah, but what do they talk about after sex?
      Plus, you can probably forget about going to a seafood restaurant.

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  20. Now do all those searches again BUT without safesearch.

    See if you can find anything that you can safely post up here.

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    1. I didn't know about Safe Search.
      All I can say is...
      WOW!

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  21. Just post inane pictures from the internet and comment on them! That's a post in itself! Who needs a-z....wait some teachers do....but anyway...the commentaries are the best!

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  22. Is it wrong that my favorite picture is that of the demon? It reminds me of my high school days, listening to heavy metal...never mind....

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    1. In all seriousness, it was the coolest part of Fantasia, too.
      Although the dinosaurs were kinda cool.

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  23. So, it's all down hill from here, eh? Like what... you're not happy knowing you're already in purgatory (those pope dudes have your number - or is it the Koreans...hmmm) but I admire your determination - down hill is not as easy as it looks, and really hard on the knees! (that was meant serious, Al... no joking around, you hear me)

    Ah... Al, I'm looking forward to being seriously corrupted by you for the rest of the year - it's what makes getting up so enjoyable - that and the bottle in the freezer! They somehow go hand in hand and get me through my day! So, thanks!

    Cheers, Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

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    1. As long as I have my smart phone, Purgatory doesn't scare me.

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    2. Jesus... have mercy... all I can do is laugh myself silly - I think every smart phone owner feels the same way - it's the dumb phone owners I worry about! :P

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    3. I hope Lucifer plays Words With Friends.

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  24. So this explains why guys are always exaggerating the size of their "fish."
    Really funny stuff Al!

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