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Outside the Pubs: How the Brits are Speaking of America

“Talk about throwing a spanner in the works[1], those Americans have really picked themselves a tosser[2] haven’t they?”

“Bob’s your uncle![3] There are not enough bog rolls[4] in the world to clean up their shambles[5].”

“Have you seen how the all too chuffed [6] wanker[7] came across the Atlantic and attempted to gut[8] NATO, too?”

“Blimey! Toff[9] Trump has lost the plot[10] and It seems he cares more about his dodgy[11] Russian business partners than our long history of Western civilization alliances.”

“Those same bloaks knicked[12] their election! They got shagged.[13]”

“You know your onions[14]. The nutter[15] punter[16] has knocked the sod off[17] the prime ministers of at least three countries in less than a fortnight[18].”

“Absobloodylootely![19] I’d say so and how that it is not at all ace[20] to be misogynistic, racist, egomaniac, and xenophobic.”

“The greedy plonker[21] may be off to Bedfordshire[22] with the chav[23].”

“Gobsmacked[24] I am!”

“Couldn’t their citizens become knackered[25] and make the oaf redundant[26]?”

“No, not even one off.[27] Their system works wonky[28], unlike ours.”

“What now, is  the tactless, belligerent fool always on the pull?[29]

“Or must he see a nasty man about a dog?[30]”

“I’d wager more than a tad[31] if his mother was alive,

she’d spank his pompous arse.[32]

stop

Plonker!?!

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[1] Screw up = “Throw a spanner in the works”

[2] Idiot = Tosser; a.k.a. Daft Cow

[3] There you go! = “Bob’s your uncle”

[4] Toilet paper = Blog Roll

[5] Mess; Plan gone wrong = Shambles

[6] Proud = Chuffed

[7] Idiot = Wanker or Knob-Head

[8] Tried to devastate = Gut

[9] Upper Class Person = Toff

[10] Gone crazy = Lost the Plot

[11] Suspicious = Dodgy

[12] Stolen = Nicked

[13] Screwed = Shagged

[14] Being knowledgeable = Know your onions

[15] Crazy Person = Nutter

[16] Prostitute’s Client = Punter

[17] Pissed-off = Sod-off

[18] Two weeks = Fortnight

[19] Yes! = Absol-bloody-lutely!

[20] Cool = Ace

[21] Idiot = Plonker

[22] Going to bed = “I’m off to Bedfordshire”

[23] White Trash = Chav

[24] Amazed = Gobsmacked

[25] Tired = Nackered

[26] Fired from a job = Made redundant

[27] One time only = One Off

[28] Not Right = Wonky

[29] Looking for Sex = “On the Pull”

[30] Do a deal or take a dump = “See a man about a dog”

[31] Little Bit = Tad

[32] Rear End / Fat Buttocks = Arse

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That Was the Week That Was

The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles                                                                                                                                                                                       “News You Can Use”

“No Rumors, No Fakes – Just the Facts, Jack!”

“Newspapers are worth at least the price you pay; if it is free, it is worth nothing”

Volume VII, Issue 15                       Sunday, July 29, 2018                                  ***** Edition

 

In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Corpus Christi, Texas

A woman dressed as a cockroach attended a city council meeting to bring attention not only to her but an influx of rodents in an area where new vegetation was planted.

Dateline: Seattle, Washington

This city maintains its ‘king’ status for the third consecutive year with more than 60 construction cranes erected, which is more than 30 than in any other city in the USA.

Dateline: Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

The local resort estimates that 30,000 golf balls have accumulated on the floor of the lake bed near a floating golf green.

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Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

 

Dateline: Plaistow, New Hampshire

A man inside Planet Fitness’ “judgment free zone” tries to reason with police after being apprehended for exercising naked.

 

Dateline: Albany, New York

A series of cybersecurity drills are being conducted to see how vulnerable the state’s election system is to hacking.

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In the American Heartland . . .

Dateline: Fort Smith, Arkansas

An ordinance outlawing public dancing on Sundays since 1953 (for 65 years) has finally been repealed.

 

Dateline: Paw Paw, Michigan

Police were told of a man was shot in the neck while searching for deer antlers. He was charged for filing a false felony report when it was learned that the ‘victim’ fell on his own arrow.

 

Dateline: Lexington, Kentucky

Two confederate statues were relocated to the town cemetery after being located downtown for more than 130 years. Confederate Secretary of War John Breckinridge and General John Hunt Morgan have already found their final resting places.

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Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

Dateline: Wailuku, Hawai’i

Due to the Kilauea Volcano eruption on the Big Island, the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation has taken in more than 80 displaced dogs.

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Italian Who Brings All Christians Together

by Robert Ellsburg

St. Pope John XXIII led efforts for ecumenicalism of all people.

On October 28, 1958, a new pope greeted the Church from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square. There stood the smiling, rotund figure of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the son of peasants and recently the patriarch of Venice. “I am called John,” he said.

In appearance, and in almost every other respect, Pope John XXIII stood in contrast with his gaunt and otherworldly predecessor, Pius XII. Gregarious and open, John exuded an enthusiasm for life that in itself set a positive tone for his pontificate and raised hopes for a season of change. These hopes were answered by the astonishing announcement that he intended to convene an ecumenical council, the first in almost a hundred years. He spoke of the need to “open the windows” of the Church and to let in fresh air. It was the signal of an extraordinary renewal, an era of openness and positive dialogue between the Church and the modern world.

On October 4, 1962, on the eve of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope John made a rare trip outside of Rome to visit Assisi, to pray to the Blessed Mother and St. Francis for the success of the Council. It was a reminder of his deep Franciscan roots. As a young boy of fourteen, while enrolled in the junior seminary of Bergama, he was received as a Third Order Franciscan. “Oh! The serene and innocent joy of that coincidence,” he later said. “A Franciscan tertiary and cleric on his way to the priesthood, drawn in, therefore by the same cords of simplicity, still unconscious and happy, that was to accompany us up to the blessed altar that was later to give us everything in life.”

There were many steps along the way to the Chair of St. Peter: Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria and then Turkey, nuncio to France, and later Patriarch of Venice. But Pope John always acknowledged his familial bonds with the followers of St. Francis. In 1959, just before his election as pope, he presided over a celebration marking the 750th anniversary of Pope Innocent III’s approval of the Franciscan Rule. At the end of his remarks, he said, “Beloved sons! Allow us to add a special word from the heart to all those here who belong to the peaceful army of the lay Tertiaries of St. Francis: I am your brother Joseph.” Having launched Vatican II, Pope John did not live to see it completed. Dying of cancer, he retained his humor and humility. “My bags are packed,” he said, “and I am ready to go.” From his deathbed he dictated a final message of hope for the Church he loved:

Now more than ever, certainly more than in past centuries, our intention is to serve people as such and not only Catholics; to defend above all and everywhere the rights of the human person and not only those of the Catholic Church; it is not the Gospel that changes; it is we who begin to understand it better…. The moment has arrived when we must recognize the signs of the times, seize the opportunity, and look far abroad.

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Pope John XXIII died on June 3, 1963. In a few brief years he had won the hearts of the world, and his passing was universally mourned. He was canonized in April 2014.


In convening the Second Vatican Council, Saint John XXIII
showed an exquisite openness to the Holy Spirit.
He let himself be led and he was for the Church a
pastor, a servant-leader. This was his great service to
the Church; he was the pope of openness to the Holy Spirit.

source: https://blog.franciscanmedia.org/franciscan-spirit/the-franciscan-saints-john-xxiiiutm_campaign=The%20Franciscan%20Saints%202018&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=64215959&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YcaOgdrEPC1UVvNOfpDWDcVq3qgQ0VRp3ZtHiW-GiK47RVMlEiGRmpU8zrqSOe40TvhHJ2caF6eRI2JIoOb5w87u2mA&_hsmi=64215959

The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles : That Was The Week That Was in the USA

The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles

“All the Good News” “News You Can Use”
“No Rumors, No Fakes – Just the Facts, Jack!”
“Newspapers are worth at least the price you pay; if it is free, it is worth nothing”

Volume VII, Issue 8      Friday, June 1, 2018      ***** Edition     Only $1

 

TWWTW: That Was
the Week That Was in America

In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Carson City, Nevada

Next to the infamous MOONLIGHT Bunny Ranch, owner Dennis Hof plans to open an anti-ageing Rejuvenation Center.

Dateline: Federal Way, Washington

An overturned semi spilled over 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers onto Interstate 5; it took over 4 hours to clean-up the closed freeway.

Dateline: Anchorage, Alaska

State officials have released a plan to reduce “greenhouse gases” by 30%.
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Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

Dateline: Kennebunkport, Maine

President George H.W. Bush attended the monthly pancake breakfast of American Legion Post 159; regrettably, he could not stay for the annual Memorial Day parade.

 

Dateline: Tiverton, Rhode Island

The Twin River Casino will open ahead of schedule, which was September 1st.
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In the American Heartland . . .

Dateline: Cassopolis, Michigan

Authorities have restored Stephen Bogue’s home, which was a station of the Underground Railroad during the 1850s and 1860s/

 

Dateline: Bismarck, North Dakota

The chairman of the state’s Republican Party quit.

 

Dateline: Cleveland, Tennessee

Feds acknowledged that they did a
DEA raid on a family’s home erroneously.

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Respect [the safety pin reminds us to respect all]

Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

Dateline: Sarasota, Florida

A couple woke up to find a 300-pound alligator in their swimming pool.

 

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Part VI – Psychoanalysis of an Ex-Lover’s Major Life-Changing Event

May Day ’18

Bon Jovi sang it best, I did my part but she didn’t. I was ‘shot through the heart and you’re to blame, she gives LOVE a bad name.

Thus she gives LOVE a bad name.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+bon+jovi&view=detail&mid=D7A60F5841A20449CA90D7A60F5841A20449CA90&FORM=VIRE

Amazing that John Bon Jovi never met the “Church Lady of MPPC”

Defense Mechanisms

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Life Lessons from Uncle Dan and Aunt Holly:

Pentecost Sunday ’18                           Happy Birthday (#1975) to the Christian Church!

What we have heard (Uncle Dan would be #70 today!) and learned:

Dan and Holly. They had a “quiet classiness” that is rare to see these days.

One of Dan’s main points of advice was “don’t give people a reason to say no.” That also means not to deliberately bring negative attention to oneself.

I believe that it’s better to be lost in the crowd than to be remembered for the wrong reasons. I’ve found this important to remember when job searching and negotiating office politics.

I agree with Henderson Louis Dailey.

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Sarah Bessey and Brian Mann (of TX) Said This Best [ about the Trump Naming Jerusalem as the Political Capital of Israel ]

No other country has done what the USA Executive Branch did yesterday to spark protests and violent deaths in the Middle East and throughout the world.

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 Just now ·

As usual, Sarah Bessey took what I’ve been thinking and said it better:

“I’ve had to dismantle a lot of false teaching from my theology over the years: right up there has been relearning how to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, moving towards a holistic peace that encompasses and centres *both* Palestinians and Israelis. The way the Church has turned a blind eye and a deaf ear and a hard heart towards the suffering of the Palestinian people in particular over the years is both an indictment and a tragedy. In light of yesterday’s news, I hope we will all continue to pray for (and look for ways to contribute to) a lasting peace in Jerusalem.”

We pray for peace, we try to love our enemies and we trust in God for the best is yet to come.

Someone is Looking Forward to Becoming an Angel

… on being a guardian angel… Perhaps during eternity, I will be assigned to be the official God-designated ‘guardian angel’ or ‘intelligent, powerful spirit’ for someone like my daughter or a grandchild. In the meantime, this is a role that I gladly take-on.

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Guardian Angels are in the Lower Third Triad to the Right

As St. Augustine stated, ‘angel’ is the name of these eternal being’s office; what they do, their role, just call me an ANGEL.
“If you seek the name of their nature, it is ‘spirit’;
if you seek the name of their office, it is ‘angel’:
from what they are, ‘spirit’,
from what they do, ‘angel’.”

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Final Four in the NBA: 2018 Results in 3 of the 4 Best Teams Winning Enough to Reach Their Conference Finals

  • Boston
  • Cleveland
  • Houston
  • Golden State

Pick the odd-man-out. Hint: Both the Raptors and Pacers would be better in the NBA Final Four. First, Toronto had the best season record in the league. The Indiana Pacers played to win their best-of-seven playoff versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. I believe the official on the floor did what ever they could to help #23 LaBron James win during games 3, 4, and 5. They tried to get Cleveland a win in Game 6 but the Pacers played so well that it was impossible to get that result.

The result is that the Cavaliers won by a basket in Cleveland during Game 7 of the series versus the Indiana Pacers.

Go Indy Colts !

Psychoanalysis of a Life Changing Event [for my ex-wif]

May Day 2018

No not for this author but for my ex- and only wif during my 64+ years.

The irony is I thought that Beatles song would mirror my own life (you know, … Vera, Chuck, and Dave) when I attained this age of mine despite using all kinds of recreational drugs (no H or smack) during my ‘formative years’ – when coincidently I met my wif during college days in the Big Ten Conference – and engaging for pay in some dangerous and unsafe activities (fyi, I became a safety engineer in 1979 – when coincidently I married my wife near Lake Michigan – we did not have issues until we arrived in the ‘land of milk and honey’ Northern California).

You would think I’d be mildly upset that my college honey decided to remarry an atheist, who lived next door between 1995 and 2007 – when coincidently I moved to Sonoma County wine country, alone.

Naw she could not understand how elated I was that she would be able to retire next week and not have to work in a preschool daycare center until she aged to 80 or so. My vows specifically stated ‘until death do y’all part’ and I had still felt responsibility for her health insurance premiums, mortgage payments, property taxes, raising our daughter, and the re-sale value on a $2 to $3,000,000.00 house in beautiful County of San Mateo.

Fortunately, the divorce proceedings she handled her self and but I hired a lawyer only to be shafted after we’d been separated for a year or so.

What I thought was my second love of my life, was lost because Susan was so honorable that we refrained from ‘hanky panky’ until my first divorce was finalized. The time was not right for us and I suffered a broken heart.

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Today, I am thinking that I would not have incurred a broken heart if my ex-wif did not drag her feet meddling with the legal paperwork and dirty-dealing with my lawyer and the divorce court judge in his chambers, no less. Dear Susan and I could not wait… I recall breaking up on the Fourth of July, no less.

Like a cat falling, I always have tried to land on my feet after losing a relationship or changing jobs.

Death is a subject which I have researched. Taking a lesson from Kubler-Ross, I should be angry, then go through denial, and now begin to cry. So I am trying to cry today so my subconscious can, as my Mom would say, “David, get over it.”

I should just write it off that my ex-wif decided on “a marriage of convenience.”

Excuse me, I am going to take a nap.

Index of the Seven Essays in this Series

Psychoanalysis of DBD’s Life-Changing Event in 2018

Part One

https://maxsscoutservicesllc.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/psychoanalysis-of-a-life-changing-event-for-my-ex-wif/

 

Part 2

https://wordpress.com/post/hootervilleranchindiana.wordpress.com/734

 

Part III

https://wordpress.com/post/daileysun.wordpress.com/349

 

Part IV

https://wordpress.com/post/backhomeinindianawithferg.wordpress.com/192

 

Part V

https://wordpress.com/post/hootervilleranchindiana.wordpress.com/740

 

Part VI

https://maxsscoutservicesllc.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/part-vi-psychoanalysis-of-an-ex-lovers-major-life-changing-event/

 

Part VII

https://backhomeinindianawithferg.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/seventh-part-a-psychoanalytic-retrospective-of-an-ex-lover/

 

 

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