One Friday Funny. One Friday Oddity.


The Friday Funny first, and especially note that my sister, who has no sense of humor, sent it to me. And I laughed. Out loud!

 Experts have found the following analysis to be nearly 100% accurate:

1)     The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2)     The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3)     The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the
country, and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4)     USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country
but don’t really understand The New York Times.

5)     The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the
country, if they could find the time and if they didn’t have to leave
Southern California to do it.

6)     The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the

7)     The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s
running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on
the train.

8)     The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the
country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while

9)     The Chicago Tribune is read by people that are in prison that used to
run the state, & would like to do so again, as would their constituents that
are currently free on bail.

10)  The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but
need the baseball scores.

11)  The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there
is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that
they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are gay,
handicapped, minority, feminist, atheists, and those who also happen to be
illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that
they are not Republicans.

12)  The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery

13)  The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and
need something to wrap it in.

As a WSJ reader, I am glad to know I am part of the Run The Country community and somewhat vindicated that my sister, who only reads the NYT, merely feels she should run the country.

The Boston Globe one is hilarious but the Chicago Times line tops them all!

The Friday Oddity…

In reading the blog comments every morning, one popped up in the Wheel of Fortune post that struck me.

Posted by Anonymous


I let the comment sit for a while, not sure what it had to do with anything, and not sure if it was spam. There was no harmful link to it and honestly, WordPress is superb at filtering out spam, but I wondered what it meant. What cryptic message was the commenter sending? I eventually decided to toss the comment in the trash. I figured no harm no foul.

Fast forward to that night’s Jeopardy. To Final Jeopardy.

I saw the clue, thought to myself, gee, that wording sounds so familiar, then jumped up and ran to to the blog comment trash bin – low and behold, the commenter posted the FJ clue, a full night before the actual show. Huh. Odd, right?

Now please, whoever you are, I’d really rather have a good stock tip or a winning lottery ticket, but thanks anyway for the Final Jeopardy clue. Because I didn’t pay attention to it when it was a comment, I didn’t contemplate the words and hence did not get Baskin Robbins, the correct response.

‘Tis Friday. It’s gray and dreary outside. With no vote last night on the healthcare bill, news pundits are in full crazy mode on whether or not this passes today. I don’t know. Do you?


31 thoughts on “One Friday Funny. One Friday Oddity.

  1. I didn’t get the answer, either. Lately, Jeopardy has been preempted by basketball games. Fall and winter shows are interrupted by football related programs.
    Will know soon enough if the health care bill passes. Either way, news stations will have plenty to yak about. Just as long as they don’t interfere with Jeopardy.

    1. Mr. EOS is in RI today for a builders expo he wanted to attend and moaned that Jeopardy Was preempted by b-ball. Here in NY, when that happens, the channel offers up Jeopardy on what they call a sister channel. It’s not nice to fool with Jeopardy fans.

      Re the bill: I’m not a fan of the overall bill and didn’t care for Trump’s threat that if it doesn’t pass Obamacare will stand pat. Hmmm.

  2. I rather like the fish or cut bait directive. Now if I could only get Kenny Rogers ‘ The Gambler’ out of my head, I might be able to accomplish something on this dreary day.

    1. The only problem I see with the fish or cut bait option is that if the R/s don’t pass it and Obamacare continues, it’s a huge failure for R credibility.

      1. I’m of the mind that the new Trump bill is bad enough that it should not pass. Let Obama care continue and let it fail on its own. Then maybe the R’s will find a path for a bill that isn’t so full of pork and that doesn’t take away so many things people want.

        1. There’s logic to that way of thinking. I see your point.

          I saw a long list of things the new bill does not cover and was shocked. Like opiod addiction and some mental health care. I’d have to go back and find that list – I think it came off a CNN tweet so its accuracy is debatable.

  3. When usually chipper Spicer is down and out about the chances of the bill passing, you know it’s dead.

      1. It could also be Spicer throwing the press a curve, letting them think there aren’t the votes, then seeing it pass. Wouldn’t put that past Trump.

    1. #InclusiveCapitalism. Now there’s a hashtag I never thought I’d see. 😂

      I used to subscribe to the Economist and Forbes, and long ago got Fortune and Life and Time and Golf Digest and NatGeo and some financial report from Washington DC, the name of which now escapes me. Today, not one magazine for me. Mr. EOS gets building trade magazines.

        1. Yep yep yep. I knew someone who wrote for them back in the dark ages, 1960s, when it was two sheets of paper stapled together and snail mailed out. Does it exist still?

  4. The whole thing has been a clusterf*** from day one, inexcusable failure after 8 years of Republican’s saying they had a plan.

      1. The blame game is going around. For me, it’s not about who to blame today, it goes back to my original comment, that the Rs lied their way through eight years of ObamaCare, playing cat and mouse with the D’s that there was a replacement.

    1. Trump is toast at this time. Not really a Republican after all. Just a phony freak living alone in the White House. As he might tweet SAD.
      His campaign cronies are slightly corrupt and he has not been able to staff up his administration.
      Just a matter of time for his Waterloo.
      Very much a disappointment. And maybe a joke.

      1. I’m sure your point of view is shared by millions. And every mainstream TV anchor and newspaper editor. I’m going to try and remain slightly more optimistic.

  5. I posted the Jeopardy! clue.

    The NYT every weekday publishes a “Jeopardy! Clue of the Day” which appears on that evening’s broadcast of the show. It is usually, but not always, the final clue. My wife and I try to solve it over our morning coffee. (Don’t get me wrong: we also subscribe to the WSJ.) We were unable to answer this one.

    In a previous thread – the one with the Wheel of Fortune scene – you mentioned you are a Jeopardy! watcher, and I posted the clue in that thread on a spur of the moment. I had thought that even if you didn’t know about the NYT clues you would probably associate the format of category plus clue and wording as a Jeopardy! clue. I thought maybe you or someone else here might catch on and give it a whirl.

    Sorry for all the head-scratching – your poor scalp! In retrospect I see that posting it the way I did had an effect to similar to leaving an unattended backpack in an airport…

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