Almost Never Boring…

and often easily amused

Getting stopped… 27 August 2007

Filed under: Funny Stuff,Randomness,Travel — laughinglaura @ 21:40

A friend of mine posted today about his experience getting stopped (click here), which reminded me of a couple “funny” experiences that I’ve had.  I posted this as a comment to his post, but I thought you guys might enjoy it as well…

 I was driving from COS to SGF one night and somewhere in the middle of KS, around 9pm, I noticed about four different state troopers with people stopped, within about a mile and a half.  I slowed down to exactly the speed limit, and was careful to move over into the left lane like you’re supposed to when you pass a cop car…  That didn’t do any good, and I ended up getting stopped anyway, even though I hadn’t done anything.  The dude went through the usual routine, took my licence, etc.  And when he came back, he said he was going to let me go with just a warning for “failure to monitor.”  As soon as he pulled out back onto the highway, he stopped the next car he saw.  It was so lame.

Another time, I was on the Air Force Academy, driving home after going bowling with friends.  The edges of the lanes aren’t marked very well, it was dark there were no street lights, so I was following the center line.  I realized that in doing so, I wound up in a left turn lane by accident, so I signaled to pull right, back into the main traffic lane, and continued on my way.  When I reached the end of the road, the flashing lights came on behind me.  And not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR cop cars stopped me…  A FIFTH cam up with lights and sirens going but went on their way when they saw the other four.  Apparently, the car a little ways behind me was one of the Academy police officers and when he saw me “weave” across lanes, he thought I might be drunk or something.  Riiiiiiiiiight, like drunk people have the presense of mind to signal before merging back into the correct lane.  I didn’t even get a warning for that one, but I did help stave off the boredom that the Academy cops deal with on a regular basis…

I have another funny story involving a late night trip to Memphis, but I’ll have to save that for later when I’m in the mood for telling it…

 

Just plain weird… 22 August 2007

Filed under: Funny Stuff,Randomness — laughinglaura @ 23:06

I forget how I happened across this story, but anyway…  Back in 1945, a farmer’s wife wanted to make up a chicken for dinner…  The farmer went out, sharpened his axe, and went to chop off the head of one of their chickens.  Strangely enough, the chicken didn’t die when his head was chopped off, but lived for another 18 months.  I know it’s hard to believe, but check out the story here before you come to any conclusions:  http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org.  Apparently, the farmer left the chicken’s brain stem mostly intact, which allowed the chicken to continue to function. 

 

random search terms, volume 6.0 6 August 2007

Filed under: Funny Stuff,Random Search Terms,Randomness — laughinglaura @ 21:25
  • funny cow stories – most of the searches like this come from Australia and New Zealand – odd, eh?
  • another word for never boring – you’d probably be better off trying a thesaurus
  • gals rocking on balloons – yeah, not sure about this one…
  • “funny math problems” – in Calc I, we had a problem that involved a monkey climbing a rope that my professor never could figure out how to solve the way that it was supposed to be done…  that was kinda funny…
  • my udders – I’m not sure what they were actually looking for, but they most certainly didn’t find it here…
  • Boring friendships – usually these don’t last very long, so why bother…
  • funny story about a farmer and cattle – yeah, I’ve got a few of those…
  • fun thing to do with friends in a boring – in a boring what??
  • this is the funniest story I’ve read in – you’ve read in??
  • the boring- funny test – I’m rather curious how a test can be boring and funny at the same time b/c funny things are almost never boring…
  • skippy is not allowed to do lab assistant – why not?
  • chinese fortunes in bed  – usually these are found in a restaurant, not in bed…
  • unnerving search term – I’ve had quite a few of them…
  • wash boring test – does washing the test make it less boring?
  • Laura Boring – drat…  I thought I wasn’t…
  • funny story night at the mall – is this like children’s story hour at the library?
  • funny cow pictures too much time on hand – yeah, anyone looking for funny cow pictures definitely has too much time on their hands…
  • “but aren’t you married?” – no, and that’s a good thing…

On a side note…  For the past couple weeks now, I’ve been receiving visits from a myriad of places from searches related to Gary Larson’s cartoon – The Far Side.  It’s kinda fun to see all the different places the folks come from and the types of Far Side cartoons they’re looking for…