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"So that's what Earl did with my prosthesis. When I catch up with him, he'll find out, 'Karma's a bitch!' He just made the top of my list!"


Hey, is that the "Pixar" lamp, second from the left?

Doc Al:

I find this very disturbing - but also very funny!


To give her leg a better life in America--perhaps in the Midwest, Phrajele took one last look at what would become somebody else's "Major Award."



The crutch would easily shatter the window, and that voice inside of her kept saying, "I double-dog dare ya..."


Never know what you'll find at the AmVets store.

Tom Wms.:

Emily's search is finally over. She will never forget that fateful blind date with Darin McGavin in 1983.


She stood there silently wishing she had her little brother's "Red Rider" BB gun. There was a strong urge to "put someone's eye out".

Tom Wms.:

A note to Terwiliger – Completely off the subject – A few months ago we were talking about dogs chewing up books. I mentioned a once pristine book that our dog ate. I found it. It is "American Bastile" It is a history of arbitrary arrests, imprisonments, etc. during the Civil War. Written by John A Marshall – Published by Thomas W. Hartley & Co., No. 420 Franklin Street, Chicago, ILL. – 1885 – 858 pages.

Ed B:

Seeing the Casino's gift shop window only served to further mock Sally's decision to double down on nine.

John Cox:

Hey Ed B

Big laughs here. Like, professional funny. I actually got that. Many bad casino stories.

Ed B:

Thanks for the kind words John. I enjoy visiting this site and joining in on the fun when I can.

But even more disturbing to Sally was the presence of Bart Simpson's poorly disguised severed head. "Damn!" she thought, "He probably shouldn't have told the pit boss to 'eat his shorts'".


Well the above certainly gives new meaning to "What happens in Vegas, STAYS in Vegas!"

John, what were thinking doing this one?

I find it really creepy.


John Cox:


In the U.S. these lamps actually exist. You can buy them and take them home. I've seen these around since I was a kid and I always thought there was some unlucky or needy person who needed some quick cash and decided that selling a leg was a good idea. Weird, I know. But come one, that is one odd idea for a lamp.

In this cartoon, I like the idea she's deciding to purchase the lamp because the crutches weren't making it.


I'm with DOC AL. This one disturbs me--& it also disturbs me that I see humor in it [albeit twisted].


The thing we need to explain is that particular lamp is from a popular Christmas comedy movie called "A Christmas Story" (the movie came out in 1983, & it now runs for 24 hours straight--every year--starting at 8 PM Christmas eve until 8 PM Christmas day on one of Ted Turner's stations). The movie is set in 1940s (I think) middle America, & the lamp is a "major award" (not really--but to the father it is) the father wins in a newspaper crossword puzzle contest.

There's a good description of the movie on Wikipedia & IMDB.

There's a web site that sells replica items from the movie if you'd like to have one.
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Thank you very much.

Dr. Bob:

She paused wistfully at the leggy lamp in the window. As she intently and hopefully stared upon it and inched closer and closer thinking her hopes have been met. She leaned against the glass, her breath fogging it as she examined the object.

It was then she learned the vicious truth. In horror, she screamed in frustration and anger - "A-not-her RIGHT leg!!!" and she hobbled away pushing back tears - resigned that the lamp in the window her prosthetic could not be.

John Cox:

Hey Dr Bob

I'm starting to depend you for a good laugh. I thought your post poignant and clever and very funny. Nice.

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Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass' favor.

Have you read the earlier comment about this? Looks like they have been removed.


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