Laughter Can Help







124 Responses to “Laughter Can Help”

  1. August 20, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Still true. Laughter is the best medicine

  2. 6 amk for obama
    August 20, 2014 at 11:10 pm

  3. 7 amk for obama
    August 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I see this woman everyday in my indian teevee. uugghh.

  4. 8 Judith Fardig
    August 20, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    NW – you are amazing at finding humor in the midst of struggle and sadness. We need the balm of smiles and laughter.

  5. August 20, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Good change of pace NW……..thanks for taking the time to spit out posts so frequently. My fingers get *arthritis* just putting one together 😎

    10 days until kickoff……. WAR DAMN EAGLE!!

  6. August 20, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I may buy my first smartphone……was still using my Sony Walkman Nokia for the last 7 years…. until I lost it 3 days ago 😦

    It may not have been the most anticipated cool-gadget launch of the season, but the new smartphones unveiled by Sharp Corp. on Monday got some healthy buzz for their unique screen design. The Aquos Crystal series, developed by Sharp together with SoftBank Corp., boasts a “frameless” display with a screen that goes from edge to edge. The five-inch screen model will be available in Japan on Aug. 29, and will be launched in the U.S. by Sprint later this year

    The model can take 999 consecutive photos, has a battery life of up to three days, and comes with a wireless speaker system. But it is the distinctive screen that is the topic of conversation on social media:

  7. 14 MightyPamela
    August 20, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Oh, here we are! I almost shut down, definitely closing early tonight. Btw, I live below a guillotine dropper – mofo has the worst ever recliner, it ought to be in the dump. Slams that footrest on the way up, and on the way down, seems like every 10-15 minutes, especially in the evenings. ‘But gives me heart failure every time. 😦 😦 I’m sure there are worse things in this world to live with. Aarrggghh.

    • 15 desertflower
      August 20, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      HAHAHAHA! You made me choke on my spit….this was hilarious!! Took me a minute..guillotine dropper? Never heard it put that way….I won’t allow those thing in my house. Never.

      • 16 MightyPamela
        August 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm

        Rumble rumble rumble, the whole place vibrates when the motor is running, I swear, some days I think I’m going to go nuts! Wasn’t sure the correct word for him, a ‘master’ he surely ain’t! Any chance we can come and live in your recliner-free safe environment?? 😉

    • 17 Nerdy Wonka
      August 21, 2014 at 12:17 am

      “mofo has the worst ever recliner”

      Hahahahahahahahahaha…..I almost choked on laughter.

      You are awesome, MightyP.

      • August 21, 2014 at 12:32 am

        Yes, thank you, NW, to keep company here! But re the upstairs romper stomper, I am in agony sometimes. I’ve heard him let rip with that thing at 3 am sometimes, really scares the shit out of me. . . And my kitty! ❤

  8. 19 amk for obama
    August 20, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I bet you end up buying a full body cover for that glass thingy.

    • August 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      Man that thing better come w/ scratch free replacements and like a 5yr warranty w/ no deductible!!!

      • 21 amk for obama
        August 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm

        Advice to yung’uns – Don’t fall for the looks.

        • August 20, 2014 at 11:45 pm

          Man I’ve held out for 7 years….I don’t know what to get? All the phones have these ridiculous data plans that don’t afford any usage…Only reason I’m in the market I lost my handy phone that I cherished for being so small and having FM radio w/ maximum storage of 10 MP3’s….may she R.I.P.

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          I bet I find it the day after I figure out what I want.

          • 23 amk for obama
            August 20, 2014 at 11:47 pm

            Have you tried calling it from your landline? (That’s what the landlines are for). Mebbe it will answer back from your drier.

          • 29 yardarm756
            August 21, 2014 at 12:57 am

            Try it before you buy it!

            • 30 FoxfireTX
              August 21, 2014 at 1:34 am

              I agree, and think about what you will be using it for. My last phone had touch screen only, and I hated it for texting. My not so young and not so slim fingers always hit two keys. When it was stolen, I went looking again and ended up with something I had never heard of, a Pantech. It is not a smart phone but has everything including GPS. Most important, it has a touch screen AND a slider keypad with good size keys rather than the tiny ones. I’ve loved it compared to what I had previously.

          • 31 57andfemale
            August 21, 2014 at 1:48 am

            My husband dropped a similar phone at Costco. (but his was held together with duct tape). Someone actually turned it in to lost and found. When he went to pick it up, they said, “You want this back? Seriously?”

  9. August 20, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Denzel Washington. Robert. McCall. “The Equalizer”. What you’re hearing from those of us of a certain age is a massive “squee”.

  10. August 20, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    What complete horseshit!!! I wouldn’t blink twice if this was the NYPOST, but seems Mort Zuckerman is still mad he got busted claiming he helped write President Obama’s speeches:


    “Media mogul Mort Zuckerman is “clarifying” his claim that he helped write one of Barack Obama’s speeches, after White House speechwriters said they had never met or spoken to him.”

  11. 37 amk for obama
    August 20, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    An annoyingly self-righteous man went to the doctor for a check-up. He said, “I feel terrible. Please examine me and tell me what’s wrong with me.”

    “Let’s begin with a few questions,” said the doctor, “Do you drink much?”

    “Alcohol?” said the man. “I’m a teetotaler. Never touch a drop.”

    “How about smoking?” asked the doctor.

    “Never,” replied the man. “Tobacco is bad and I have strong principles against it.”

    “Well, uh,” asked the doctor, “do you have much sex life?”

    “Oh, no,” said the man. “Sex is sin. I’m in bed by 10:30 every night . . . always have been.”

    The doctor paused, looked at the man hard, and asked, “Well, do you have pains in your head?”

    “Yes,” said the man. “I have terrible pains in my head.”

    “OK,” said the doctor. “That’s your trouble. Your halo is on too tight.”

  12. 38 desertflower
    August 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    well…time to say goodnite to all…been quite a day. See y’all in the morning. Bright and early!

  13. 39 99ts
    August 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    The Vegas tweet is my favorite 🙂

  14. August 20, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    LOL. love that Chris Hayes retweeted this.

    • 41 MightyPamela
      August 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Dweeb. Nothing cool about him, eh? Maybe he’s hoping our Chipstar will write a full page cover on what a great journo he wants to bel

      • 42 jacquelineoboomer
        August 21, 2014 at 12:39 am

        I can’t stomach Chris Hayes’ show on MSNBC. But the very little I’ve seen of him in Ferguson – well, he’s actually trying to “get it” and has been just blurting out all kinds of truths. Sounds like he’s growing up a little, before our very eyes. He really needs to work on “the stance,” however.

        Indeed, Chips will probably do a “don’t fall for Chris Hayes” post tomorrow, but that’s my feeling about it tonight, so I’ll be “brave” and post this!

  15. 43 Jeff
    August 20, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Okay I’m back.. Lots on my mind and sorry about earlier behavior.

    I was watching a little Lawrence and Clair McCaskill has clearly lost it. I can’t believe that woman and how she just showed that she could care less about the people of Ferguson and the plight that they’ve been going through. Been watching the footage and every hing closely when it comes to Ferguson and I’m angry at how the cops have shown no remorse or care about what is going on. Watching the protests live stream on Twitter and how the cops have flamboyantly have abused their power, acting as if they are Israeli or Egyptian police, all very disturbing. It all should be shocking, but I’ve seen a lot of this from the police and notice how power hungry, negligent the Police Departments have become.

    Here’s hoping that things change around. I’ll go back to lurking and try not to get emotionally entangled like I have a tendency towards.

    • 44 jacquelineoboomer
      August 21, 2014 at 12:18 am

      Good to hear you – like the rest of us – are trying to process all this, Jeff. It’s not easy. Hang in there.

  16. 45 amk for obama
    August 20, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    A High School English Teacher reminds her class of tomorrow’s final exam. She tells the class that there would be no excuse for not showing up, except for a serious injury or illness, or a death in the student’s immediate family.

    One smart-ass jock in the back of the room asks, “What about extreme sexual exhaustion?”

    The entire class does its best to stifle their laughter and snickering. When silence is restored the teacher smiles sympathetically at the student, shakes her head, and sweetly says, “Not an excuse. You can use your other hand to write with.”


    Teachers are bad asses.


  17. August 20, 2014 at 11:44 pm

  18. August 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Almost forgot about this horrendous example of police brutality last month….hope there is a follow through

    This goes w/ LL’s post ‘we are the media’

  19. 48 Dudette
    August 20, 2014 at 11:56 pm

  20. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    August 20, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Oh, NW, the Pope(s) and the cat. Ya got me dyin’ laughin’ over here.

    Just what the doctor ordered! Love ya.

    P.S. lamh36 – Chris Hayes’ body language tweet – also a big winner! Love, love, love it.

  21. 52 Dudette
    August 20, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    • 53 jacquelineoboomer
      August 21, 2014 at 12:31 am

      I am not a Black mother, God help them, but I am a mother and grandmother and great grandmother, and I do have a heart. There are two things I can’t get out of my head, about Ferguson. Didn’t see Michael Brown’s body in the street that day, but I saw an image of it. The fact they didn’t even cover him in the hot sun is beyond appalling. I know many townspeople heard what happened and raced there. Did his grandmother have to see him like that, since he was coming to visit her, and she would have been nearby? I did see the images of the police officers this past week without their freakin’ badges and nameplates. That’s like Nazi Germany to me. Or whatever other way there is to describe their lack of seeing the basic humanity of others in their midst … their lack of living up to the principles of law and order, what they are trained and paid to do. Unless they had something to hide, something they didn’t want to be connected to, they wouldn’t be hiding their badges. And that’s despicable.

  22. 54 Dudette
    August 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm

  23. 55 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 12:05 am

  24. August 21, 2014 at 12:09 am

    GN TOD:

  25. 57 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

  26. 58 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 12:12 am

  27. 65 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 12:13 am

  28. 66 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 12:28 am

    The World is Watching…

  29. 67 MightyPamela
    August 21, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Dearly Beloved ~ From Light Thou Art, and Unto Light Thou Shall Return. Do your best each day to anchor the Light where ever you are ~ in your own daily life, even if it seems darkness is descending all around. We meet on a Soul level. The Soul knows only the Light. Be not afraid. Be kind to yourself and to others, even the smallest and most insignificant of forms. Be Blessed. Goodnight.

  30. 69 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

  31. 70 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Not a tear gas canister in sight.

  32. 71 99ts
    August 21, 2014 at 12:35 am

    I assume Missouri has 2 senators – everyone is talking about Sen McCaskill – is the other senator doing anything?

  33. 76 arapaho415
    August 21, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I haven’t been paying attention to the Bob McDonnell corruption case, but this article on @nytimes’ home page now caught my eye.

    Back in 2008, I recall the MSM being in a lather about then-Senator Obama “throwing his grandmother under the bus” during his Philadelphia race speech.

    Wonder how many of those same “journalists” are hurling similar charges against McDonnell for throwing his wife under the bus?

    My guess is very few.

    TODville mentioned today that no questions were hurled at PBO after his James Foley statement today. I watched a recorded version of PBO’s statement on C-Span, and there appeared to be very few reporters in the room, none of whom I recognized — they’re all in the Hamptons, Cape Cod or the south of France.

    It makes me sick to refer to the WHPC and DC talking heads as “journalists” after what happened to James Foley. Most DC “journalists” have only been overseas when covering PBO’s foreign trips or vacations — they have no idea what it’s like to actually work as a true journalist. I don’t think I can bear the sight of them again.

  34. 78 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 12:46 am

  35. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2014 at 12:53 am


  36. 82 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:13 am

  37. 83 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Amazing photo

  38. 84 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:21 am

  39. August 21, 2014 at 1:23 am

    NW, I laughed till my sides hurt, then, damn the hurt, laughed plenty more! Thank you, so needed a grand giggle!

  40. 87 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Some Geeky Nerdy Humor

  41. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2014 at 1:32 am

    An MSNBC law enforcement analyst, James Cavanaugh (think he’s a former FBI agent-in-charge), who’s been on Lawrence’s show this past week or so, is spot on. He calls how the prosecutor is handling the case of Darren Wilson as “slowwalking it.” Claims if there’s probably cause, there should be an immediate arrest warrant out for Wilson, because it’s a crisis situation for the community. I think we’ve all come to that conclusion, too.

    • 89 Jeff
      August 21, 2014 at 1:34 am

      watching Lawrence right now, it’s pretty horrible how Ferguson PD has been handling the case.

    • 91 99ts
      August 21, 2014 at 4:04 am

      There is no need for a grand jury – from what I know of them (& we don’t have such a thing in our justice system,), prosecutors usually use them when they are keen to arrest, but think it might not be viewed well because of conflicting evidence. This is the opposite – the prosecutor does not want to arrest – and there is very little conflicting evidence.

      I think there should be an immediate arrest warrant because Wilson shot and killed Mike Brown – and if that had been done – there wouldn’t be a “crisis situation”.

  42. 92 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:35 am

  43. 94 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:37 am

  44. August 21, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Bottom line ….


    good night TOD

  45. 97 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:39 am

  46. 98 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:45 am


  47. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2014 at 1:48 am

    If I’m hearing correctly via the livestream, there was no violence in Ferguson tonight. Just heard that Captain Ron Johnson may be holding his presser early, but the folks running this livestream aren’t sure. They just took a break, in any event.


    • 104 jacquelineoboomer
      August 21, 2014 at 2:00 am

      Setting up mics for the presser in front of a porta potty. Where’s Chips when you need a good photo?

  48. 105 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Major props to the Rewrite tonight…

  49. 106 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 1:52 am

  50. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Supposedly, Captain Johnson’s press conference w/b in about 10 minutes:


  51. 111 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 2:16 am

  52. 112 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 2:23 am

  53. 113 Dudette
    August 21, 2014 at 2:25 am

    • 114 jacquelineoboomer
      August 21, 2014 at 2:29 am

      And I was writing about it for my baby son, in a little journal I was keeping for him about his first year (and still have!).

  54. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Used to be responsible journalists had to have two CONFIRMED sources, before using their story. Not in the case of the shill for Darren Wilson – the anonymous woman who called into a radio station and gave his “account” of the shooting. But, even with the caveat that she only gave her first name and said she was a friend of his, CNN continues to use her voice with the “story.” All the old journalism rules are out the window, forevermore. And, apparently, all the rules of decency and humanity within the ranks of the Ferguson law enforcement community have been gone for a long, long time.

  55. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    August 21, 2014 at 2:41 am

    According to Capt. Johnson at his presser, Gov. Nixon came by the Command Center tonight to talk to the various law enforcement officers. He also said AG Holder thanked him today and acknowledged the “community policing” in Ferguson. Johnson commended the local clergy, for their efforts. There were apparently “only” six arrests tonight, and “no shots fired.” He said “We’re taking small steps every night.” He’s been letting the people know their voices are being heard. Probably from fatigue, he got a little testy with some of the reporter questions at the end.

    Speaking of fatigue, time to say goodnight to y’all.

    • 117 99ts
      August 21, 2014 at 4:10 am

      Thank you for the updates JoB – If Capt Johnson had been put in charge – things may have been different. It does appear to me he is simply being used to distance the FPD from the people they are supposed to protect.

      Gov Nixon should be talking to the people not the police

      • August 21, 2014 at 6:52 am

        It’s about avoidance and optics. Gov. Nixon is avoiding the Ferguson residents because he knows he will be challenged. The optics when he would again show that he does not care about their concerns; only about removing the visuals of the demonstrations and the over-the-top activities of the militarized police.

  56. 121 Inswinger
    August 21, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Re-posting from previous thread:

    Nerdy, firstly you should be recommended for Citizen Journalist of the year. Your indefatigable work is unparalleled. Secondly, this too shall pass. No condition of human oppression and, or, cruel subjugation is, and has ever been, permanent in human history. Last, but not least, we should all acquaint ourselves with Romans 12:19 in the Bible. Other verses such as Psalm 94:1 and Isaiah 35:4 are much more harsh.

  57. August 21, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Good News….


    “Emory University Hospital to announce release of American Ebola patients”


    Emory University Hospital will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to talk about the release of both Ebola patients currently being treated at the hospital. Dr. Kent Brantly is expected to be present at the news conference to make a statement.

    The news conference at Emory University Hospital will take place at 11 a.m. Brantly will make a statement at that time but will not take any questions.

  58. 124 Nena20409
    August 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Excellent tweet selections NW. Great job.

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