The winners of ‘Name the Alien’ competition

Posted in Award, Books, Children, Fiction, Fun and Entertainment, Guest Post, Life on September 20, 2014 by C S Thompson

Morguie:

We just HAD to BRAG! CJ and Morguie entered this cute contest being held for an upcoming book by our friend and fellow blogger, Martina Zeitler, who creates “Just Outside The Box”…. our entry “Quarkle” is going to be the name of her really cute yellow alien. We are so thrilled!

Originally posted on Just Outside the Box Cartoon:

Meet my new alien mascots

blue alien blank

WARP

Moon alien 2

QUARKLE

pink alien blank

FANG

Congratulations to our winners, Teresa, Colleen from MorgueMouse and Shirley

But here are some of the other fantastic entries – all really clever and funny. A big thank you to all who entered!

  • Sky Moos, Lunar Rover, Iron Chicken (Simon)
  • Big Blue, Screaming Pink, Old Gold (Harold)
  • Quasar, Pulsar, Lidar Farkle, Quarkle, Sparkle (Colleen, from http://www.morguemouse.com)
  • Hix, Isboor, Strognor, Galagat, Zobrat, Ecotylyn, Silaspran, Dugae, Ots, Crawog, Teopee, Olaf, Selcuk, Oreo, Erfu, Afana, Layorra, Largik (Ruqhia from http://beadingtutorialsforu.wordpress.com/)
  • Nanu Nanu (Seeker from http://3psbyseeker.com)
  • Tendercles, kudzlefly and Hesnaw (Lovehappynotes from from http://lovehappynotes.com)
  • Scary, Mary, Marti - I suggest your extraterrestrial trio are the Moonbeam sisters. But which one’s which?
I think Marti is the one in the middle (Grumpy old git from http://alanfrancis.wordpress.com)
  • Tiny (blue), Gumball (yellow), Fang (pink) (Shirley)
  • Warp,
 Piranha, Sunshine (Teresa)
  • Ecks, Wye, Zed -…

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Long May YOU Wave

Posted in American Flag, American Military, Celebrities, Death, Heroism, Inspiration, Soldiers, Thought For Today, Tragic death, Veterans, Video Clips, WAR, Wisdom with tags , on September 17, 2014 by C S Thompson

We stumbled across this by accident tonight.  A gem of a find — a happy accident, indeed!

Sure didn’t see THIS featured in the flashbacks and highlights of his life’s work….it deserves a standing ovation, even if it’s 32 years later.

Thanks for coming by today to share this with us…hope it is enjoyed by you as much as we enjoyed it.

And…long may YOU wave.

Morguie and CJ

 

Funereality – Part Two

Posted in Death on September 16, 2014 by C S Thompson

Morguie:

THIS IS PART 2 of “Lost In China’s” story about her father’s Buddhist funeral ceremony and her take on it all.

Originally posted on lostnchina:

A Buddhist monk, my sneezing sister and I are driving along in a Mercedes with plush leather seats. Something that resembles a dried up stalk of corn is wedged between my sister’s seat behind me and the side of the car.  A large, black umbrella is at her feet.  My sister, Annie, is highly allergic to all things, and the stalk of corn is not helping. My deceased father – that is, the sign on which his name is written – is in a large wooden barrel, along with three sticks of rapidly-burning incense. I’m holding this barrel awkwardly in my lap, trying to keep the sign from falling over and catching on fire. I have my seat belt on, but the barrel does not. And the thought that I may survive a car accident, but that my dead father might die…again…is causing me some anxiety.

Suddenly, the…

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Double Feature: Rolling Wake and A Unique Funeral Custom

Posted in Cemetery, Death, Faith, Funeral, Funeral home, Funerary Customs, Memorialization, Mourning, Music, Tradition, Video Clips on September 15, 2014 by C S Thompson

Today the Mouse and I are going to show you two very unique types of funeral service features — ones you won’t see everyday — not generally speaking.

 

The first short clip is for a Compton, California funeral home…and we won’t lie, Compton is a rough little piece of South Los Angeles.  Some folks are afraid to go into that neighborhood, due to the drive-by shootings, criminal element, and the ghetto condition of down-town areas.

So, to make folks feel a little more secure in visiting the funeral home, a very unusual feature is provided.

 

The next clip here, is of a ‘home-going’ service. The African-American community has a distinctly unique flavor with funerals. This clip features the ‘steppin’ the pallbearers do as they sing a spiritual and carry the casket  out of the church.

In New Orleans, this practice is accompanied by a Jazz Band ( Second Line, it’s called) in parade-style procession, as they move the casket to the grave…We’ll let you peruse the clips of those on your own, if you like. Those clips should appear after this video piece.

 

 

We sure appreciate your stopping by to see us today. We hope you enjoyed our little slice of funeral culture and custom in these clips.

 

CJ and Morguie

 

MORGUIE

MORGUIE

Crackers and Bits: Cats!

Posted in Animals, Comedy, Crackers and Bits, Fiction, Fun and Entertainment, Guest Post, Humor, Life, Movies, Pets, Video Clips with tags , on September 12, 2014 by C S Thompson

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English: A pile of Cheez-It crackers made by K...

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Hey there Everybody! I’m baaaaacccckkkkk!!!   I missed all of you! CJ is letting me do ‘my thing’ today…just love that girl!

 

As a mouse, it is no mistake that I have my reasons to believe cats are E-V-I-L!   I am constantly terrorized by Chester, the mortuary cat, after all. You just don’t understand…

 

But, today I am going to show you some clips of the evil they perpetrate on each other and the messes they make while they’re at it!

Hah! You’ll never see us mice making messes and acting dumb like these creatures!  

 

So glad to see you all again, thanks for popping in! Hope you enjoy the show today!  I thought it was out of this world, heeheehee.   :P

 

 

 

 

 

MORGUIE

MORGUIE

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