Category: Live Well and Remember to Laugh (page 1 of 3)

Merry Christmas From TFO!

Got this from a friend – a nice thing to say at dinner:

Bless the food before us,
the people beside us,
and the love between us.

(P.S. Today is my birthday, and yes, I get ripped off.)

Christmas Eve and Scrooge

The ghosts visited Scrooge on Christmas Eve, so if you are feeling kinda sour, there is still time for a renovation of your heart. Here are some nice quotes to get you un-Grinched.

And, find time to watch some of the films with a heart: A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim; Charlie Brown Christmas; It’s A Wonderful Life; A Christmas Story; White Christmas; The Polar Express; The Honeymooners Christmas Special and the original animated Grinch -not the horrible Jim Carrey version.

Two Prayers For The Holidays

Blessed Be Your Holidays,

Cozy Be Your Hearth,

Merry Be Your Family,

Peaceful Be Your Heart.

a celtic prayer

God grant me the senility
To forget the people
I never liked anyway,
The good fortune
To run into the ones I do,
And the eyesight
To tell the difference.

...Anonymous (or did I just forget?)

Thanks to Rob and Teresa for the submission.

Lord of the Rings Christmas Special

“Seven swans to rule them all,

Six geese to find them,

Five rings to bring them all,

And in the pear tree bind them.”


Found this on

This is Why I Love the Satire of Babylon Bee

They show the insanity of the world in humour.

From The Simpsons

“But Marge, I swear to you – I never thought you’d find out.”

Apu “Please do not offer my god a peanut.”

“Marge, it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.”

“I don’t have to be careful, I’ve got a gun!”

“First you tell me not to get it, then you tell me to take it back. Make up your mind.”

Nelson “Society blows.”

The Debbie Downer of the Blogosphere

This is the role I have to fight hard against, since my natural tendency is to focus on everything horrible that is happening in the world. Being a Cassandra type, my invented mission is to alert everyone, and the result is that no one believes me because it is too negative.

So, to make sure that I don’t constantly depress my readers, I sometimes post quotes that are witty, clever or insightful. Here are a few:

“I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I’m going to be if I grow up.” – Lenny Bruce

“My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“There is no such thing as “fun for the whole family.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” – Satchel Paige

“Any man who has $10,000.00 left when he dies is a failure.” – Errol Flynn

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” – Dorothy Parker

“The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums.” – P. De Vries

“Santa Claus has the right idea; visit people once a year.” – V. Borge

“Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.” – Y. Berra

“I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.” – J. Mason

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” – G. Marx

“I bought some batteries, but they weren’t included.” – S. Wright

“The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax murderer.” – P. Poundstone

Summertime, And The Blogging is Breezy

In other words, a little more relaxed and infrequent than usual.

But don’t despair, I will still be navigating the uncharted waters of the hydroquogosphere, and reporting back whenever I can.

In the meantime, scroll through the blog backwards to the beginning. The posts are all quite short, so it won’t take much of your time. You will revisit old LOL favourites, and maybe learn something new and fresh. That’s why reruns exist – we humans are self-forgetting machines.

Slan go foill (which is Irish for goodbye for now, and sorry, but I don’t know how to add the accents above the letters on WordPress).

Six Months to Christmas

The perfect day to share my favourite Christmas cat commercial. Enjoy.

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