Happy New Year to our favorite Zero…

… and the skidmark on the pants of the Internet.

124 Comments on “Happy New Year to our favorite Zero…”

  1. rightymouse says:

    Happy New Year!
    Just finished dinner at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. 🙂

  2. Octopus says:

    Happy New Year! 🎆

  3. Octopus says:

    It can’t be 2023, though. Just not possible. And I’m gonna be 64 next month? Bad craziness! 😱

  4. Octopus says:

    In case you missed this.

    • Bunk X says:

      Those vids are fun. How do the dogs know what the game is? Each one knows what’s going on.

      • Octopus says:

        Good question! I was also intrigued by how thorough the search for the perfect toy was, by some of the dogs. And how some go for the big plushies, while others just want a ball. Among the three dogs in our family, there’s a similar difference in taste.

  5. Bunk X says:

    https://www.facebook DOT com/hilarious.ted1/videos/710416524024035/

  6. Bunk X says:

    Gus found this gem.

  7. rightymouse says:

    At the airport waiting for our flight to Chiang Mai. Can’t wait to see my family there, especially my new grandson 😍.

  8. Octopus says:

    A Twitter thread worth reading. 😱

  9. rightymouse says:

    I see that Kevin McCarthy isn’t doing well in his quest to be Speaker. 😆

  10. rightymouse says:

    Kinzinger just got hired by CNN. LMAO! 😆

  11. Octopus says:

    Laugh of the Day

    Long time friends Sylvia & Wanda meet up in Heaven!!
    SYLVIA: Hi! Wanda.
    WANDA: Hi! Sylvia. How’d you die?…
    SYLVIA: I froze to death.
    WANDA: How horrible!
    SYLVIA: It wasn’t so bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death. What about you?
    WANDA: I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my husband was cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. But instead, I found him all by himself in the den watching TV.
    SYLVIA: So, what happened?
    WANDA: I was so sure there was another woman there somewhere that I started running all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down into the basement. Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept this up until I had looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart attack and died.
    SYLVIA: Too bad you didn’t look in the freezer — we’d both still be alive.😅🤣

  12. Octopus says:


    We knew the media was getting paid to promote the scam, but this is right in our dumb faces, and nothing will happen to stop it. Sparky-cars, windmills all over creation, solar arrays here and there, eat the fucking bugs so cows don’t fart up the prairie, the whole vast, destructive scheme – it’s all paid for by the investors in Green Folly.

  13. Octopus says:


    I need this analyzed, to find the photoshoppery.

  14. Octopus says:

    Yep. All that and more.

  15. Octopus says:


    I adopted my hometown’s football team this year as my “official” team, thinking the Detroit Lions would suck up a storm again, maybe prompt another rebuilding with new GM and coaches. I watched almost every Buffalo Bills game, like I used to when they were in the Super Bowl every year, losing each time by some ungodly twist of fate. I was all ready to enjoy a great matchup with the Bengals Monday night, and then the horrible freak accident happened, and the game was postponed(now cancelled). Damar Hamlin, who basically died on the field and was then brought back to life by medical miracle workers, had started this toys-for-kids GoFundMe, with an opening goal of $2500. Check link above for the current total – it’s slightly better than Chonky’s “Cheetos-For-Fatass” begging-bowl performance.

    As for me, I now have two pro teams to root for, at least for one more Sunday. The Lions have captured my attention in a very surprising way, rebounding from an inauspicious 1-6 start, and now with an outside chance of making the playoffs. The Stafford-less Rams have to beat Seattle, which is a longshot in itself, and the Lions have to win a frosty night game at Lambeau Field, which the Packers need to win to make the playoffs themselves. We’ll know if the Rams pulled their upset before our game begins. Even if the playoffs are out of reach, we can still ruin GB and Aaron Rodgers’ season. So, you’re saying there’s a chance! 😆

  16. poteen2 says:

    10 more years and Charlie can get the old band back together. Breivik on percussion(cap).


  17. poteen2 says:

    In about 10 years Charlie can put the old band back together with Breivik on percussion(cap).


  18. poteen2 says:

    Comment not showing up. I must be moderated. Blame the cute trannies./

  19. rightymouse says:

    McCarthy finally made it as Speaker of the House. I need booze & popcorn. 😆

  20. rightymouse says:

    Having a great time here! My new grandson (not quite 2 months old) has a ritual of boob feeding, sleeping for a few hours, then screaming because his diaper needs changing, then fussing after he’s been changed..repeat over and over. 😆

    • poteen2 says:

      Good for him. Sounds like he’s got life figured out already. 🙂

      • Octopus says:

        That’s why I always have a rueful internal laugh when I hear the phrase, “Slept like a baby.” Our first daughter hated sleeping! I think our second girl was an accident, but she slept GREAT compared to her older sister. I remember those days fondly, which goes to show you how your brain likes to swaddle your bad old memories in nice soft cotton-wool, so you can sleep at night.

        • poteen2 says:

          Sucking on boobs, sleeping and having someone else clean your butt. Hard to beat that.

        • windbag says:

          I worked with a guy who said he slept like a baby the night before…he woke up every two hours crying.

        • rightymouse says:

          My son was an easy baby. The difficulties arose when he was older and started nursery school. His language processing frustrated him. Once we had him diagnosed, we put him in private schools that catered to kids with learning disabilities. He’s now an over-the-road truck driver. 🙂

    • windbag says:

      Life is good.

    • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

      Glad you are enjoying your family abroad.

  21. Abu penis penis penis lol says:

    I hope Octo’s Lions whip the Packers Sunday night because it would make me happy. Further, I hope my Bears lose to the Vikings. I hate the Vikings but Chicago could possibly get the #1 overall pick. That would make me happy.

    • Octopus says:

      Thanks, Abu. This would be such a big win for our improving franchise. Even if Seattle beats the Rams, as I strongly suspect they will, rendering our night game less important from the Lions’ standpoint as we’ll be eliminated from the playoff picture, spoiling the Packers last-ditch bid for the playoffs would be epic and so, so satisfying. Plus, in this scenario, our first-round Rams-pick, obtained in the Stafford trade, would be top-five – meaning, we’d get to select one of the two best defensive behemoths, according to most mock-drafts. Great consolation prize!

      On the other hand, if the Rams win today, and the Lions win tonight, we’re in the playoffs. Which would really be impressive, after our 1-6 start.

      I guess the worst case, would be the Rams winning and Detroit losing, which would push that draft-pick back to 9th or 10th. We’d still get a good player, but not one of the “guaranteed stars,” like Will Anderson or Jalen Carter. And the fudge-Packers would be back in the playoffs, with everyone gibbering about their “heroic comeback,” and “Aaron Rodgers’ finest moment.” BLECCCHH!

      • poteen2 says:

        I was going to wish a pox upon you both. One that involves scrotal itch.
        But then I realized the Lions have a shot. First time since Joe Schmidt was a linebacker. It depends on whether Rodgers is in a Hippie Haze or not. It’s going to be fun to watch. If Detroit wins several things become possible,
        1. Bill Ford Sr. rises from the dead.
        2. Dan Campbell is made mayor of the unburned parts of the city.
        3. Your scrota are safe from Celtic witchcraft.

        Go Pack Go

        • Octopus says:


          Nobody has wasted more hate on the Lions than me, Poteen. I wrote them off early this year, and of course they’ve responded with the most encouraging season since Barry Sanders rushed for 2000 yards that year. They don’t quit, this team. I give them an even-shot at pulling the upset tonight, which probably means they’ll get mollywhopped, which I believe is the direct opposite of mollycoddled. But that could just be my PTSD moaning. We’ve been jilted and hurt before, too many times to count.

          Right now, enjoying my re-adopted Buffalo Bills battling the Belichick Bilkers (he cheats 😄). Tough matchup!

          • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

            I’ll be listening to offers for the #1 pick but Will Anderson must be a possibility. However, I expect the Bears to focus on Carter because he’s a 3 technique. (might be a new gender category – I’m not sure anymore) Draftnicks suggest Carter has a “character issue”. I want my defense to have such issues.

          • Octopus says:

            “Character issues” are a non-issue to me, to a certain point. There’s a line, somewhere, different places for different guys, where they’re rendered useless to the team, no matter the talent. Decent scouting and management avoids those Problem Guys like the Plague.

            Congrats on getting that #1 pick, though. Should be a winner. 👍🏻

          • Octopus says:

            Thinking about it, I can definitely see the attraction of grabbing Anderson. However, the Bears need to protect their franchise QB. Take an offensive lineman! There’s a couple of massive man-mountains available. Please forward to Bears GM. Thanks!

          • Abu penis penis penis lol says:

            The Bears could trade down to #4 so Indy could get a QB. Might get Indy’s #1 next year plus. Then trade down to #9, pick up another #1 next year plus then use #9 for the best OL available.
            I’m not sold on Justin Fields. Current play-calling will get him killed.

          • Octopus says:

            I think Fields could be great, in the right offense. I hate to see young QBs getting hammered in their first couple of years, on bad teams with no offensive line to speak of. They nearly killed Matt Stafford here, and he’s nails. Not a runner like Fields, which raises the risk-factor.

            As an unwilling expert on rebuilding, having been through nothing but in my lifetime of Lion-hating, I know it’s always “smart” to take the “best player available,” instead of focusing on direct need. Detroit has always had multiple holes to fill, and this year is no different, even though there seems to be a solid core developing. Seen this movie before.
            I want a pass-rushing, run-stuffing beast to bookend Hutchinson, but we need corners and a good linebacker, too. But then I see a mock-draft where the Lions take this guy at running back, and I go all wobbly on the “Defense-Defense-Defense”-theme I’m promoting.

  22. Octopus says:

    A Bears fan, a Lions fan, and a Packers fan go rock climbing one afternoon. They had been arguing all the way up the mountain about who among them was the most “die-hard” fan.

    Upon reaching the top of the mountain, the Bears fan proclaimed to the other three: “This is for the Chicago Bears!” and promptly threw himself off the mountain as a form of sacrifice.

    Not to be outdone by a Bears fan, the Lions fan jumped up and roared, “This is for the Detroit Lions!” and he pushed the Green Bay Packer fan off the mountain.

    • poteen2 says:

      Kind of like “King of the Hill” on a snow mountain pushed up by plows in a parking lot.
      Remember those days?

      • Octopus says:

        Yes! That was a very popular game, in the parking lot of my Catholic elementary school. It got very rough. 😆

  23. Octopus says:

    Someone from this site with money burning holes in their pockets should purchase this one-of-a-kind roadster. It’s a beaut! The builder is one of these home garage geniuses. I really admire these cats.


    I think it was Chonky who tried to kill this car and its creator, thinking it was our project:


  24. rightymouse says:

    So hubby and I took our 2 elder grandkids her in Chiangmai to see the movie Avatar. It’s over 3 hours with commercials etc. so we bought these premier seats. They turned out to be enormous & comfortable with adjustable foot rests. Awesome.
    The movie was way too long. The cinematography was great, story line strange and included cultural appropriation from blacks, American Indians and Haka/Maori. There was also quite a bit of violence and that bothered me because of my grandkids. Otherwise, we had fun! 🙂

  25. Octopus says:

    Glad you had some great family-time, ‘Mouse! In the end, that’s what really matters. 😃

    • rightymouse says:

      Thanks! 🙂 Tomorrow we’re having dinner with one of my previous co-workers from the refugee office days. He & his wife have retired here in Chiang Mai.

      • Octopus says:

        That’s cool!

        • rightymouse says:

          I have friends here I’ve known for 40-50 years. 🙂

          • Octopus says:

            That’s also very cool!

            I just re-connected with my old bar-hopping buddy, from the neighborhood, and then working at the transmission factory together, out of high school. He owns a small restaurant about 30 miles north of where I live, and has led a very interesting life, including two wives and two families raised to adulthood. Several careers, too. It’s great when you can catch up with old friends, and they aren’t sad derelicts. 😆

          • rightymouse says:

            They’ve all done well! One became VP of Daimler-Chrysler in Bangkok and another is an executive at Toys-R-Us in Bangkok. No derelicts. 🙂

          • Octopus says:

            You’re lucky! I had to cut “socializing ties” with several good friends in the ‘80’s, as I settled down to work/married-life and they kept on living like broke-ass rockstars. Two of them never made it to 35.

  26. rightymouse says:

    Diamond, from Diamond & Silk, has passed away. 😦

    • Octopus says:

      Very sorry to hear that. 😟

      • Octopus says:

        The vicious lies and racist slander from the Left has been wonderful to behold, this week. Really covered themselves with glory. RIP, Diamond. You were a special person.

  27. Octopus says:

    All I can think about right now is the pot roast I popped in the crockpot this morning, which will be ready at 5:30. I did the same recipe a few months back, and it was too good for us Gentiles, as my Uncle Jack used to say. The chopped onions, carrots, jar of pepperoncinis, the seasonings, a little wine…it’s going to be heavenly. 😇😋🤔

    • Octopus says:

      It was amazing. The pepperoncinis, with the juice, gave it just the right amount of zip. The wife and daughter were suitably impressed.

      Btw, during this post-holiday period of repentance and healthy initiatives, we have pledged to eat only homemade meals, to the extent possible. My next cooking assignment is on Saturday. Mulling the millions of marveloso options.

      • rightymouse says:

        Never thought of pepperoncinis. I use beef broth, Cream of mushroom soup, red wine, mushrooms, & some spices, including ground pepper & fennel.

        • Octopus says:

          This recipe was called, “Mississippi-Style Pot Roast,” and I wasn’t sure how the pepperoncinis would play. It’s a very nice twist on an old staple. Looking forward to leftovers, for lunch.
          So simple and easy to make, too:

          I only used half a stick of butter, but the rest I copied faithfully. Threw in some wine, too, from a bottle that was opened before Dry January hit. 😋

  28. Octopus says:

    I did something today I thought I would never do. I hold myself to a certain level of decency, and I try not to destroy my family’s name and reputation. Sometimes, the demons make this difficult. Today, they beat me. And I’m not sorry! Not yet, anyway.

    I bought the first item of paraphernalia promoting the Detroit Lions football team, that I’ve ever seen fit to own. Because I’m proud of this team. For the first time in my life, I can wear this t-shirt out in public and not feel like I have to explain or apologize for it. No need to make up a story about how my Dad/Grandfather/Army-pal killed in action always loved and supported this team. I’m supporting a team that played with grit, never gave up, and finished the season by killing the Packers’ playoff run before it could begin.

  29. Octopus says:

    RIP, Jeff Beck. While I wasn’t a huge fan of his solo career, I see him as one of the Sixties talents who pushed the electric guitar into orbit as the most expressive instrument of all time. Next to the human voice, I mean.

    The Rock Geezers are dropping like flies. It’s really sad.

  30. rightymouse says:

    Lisa Marie Presley has died?? Yikes 😬!

  31. rightymouse says:

    We’re at the airport waiting for our flight to a beach resort. 🙂

    • Octopus says:

      We are jealous today. Freezing, gray skies, and no snow. Just winter blahs, post-holidaze. Have fun! 😎

      • rightymouse says:

        It’s been very hot here. Sunny skies. Incredible food. The grand-kids have been in the pool every day. We’re so blessed! 🙂

  32. rightymouse says:

    Horrible crash! 😯