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Scared To Death

Posted in Books, Death, Education, History, Interesting Facts, Life, Nature, Technology, Thought For Today, Truth, Video Clips with tags on March 6, 2015 by Morguie

This is interesting!

Can you literally be ‘scared to death?’



We hope you enjoyed today’s fascinating post, which is credited to ASAP Science.

To learn much more about oddities and phenomena that science is behind go to

Thanks for stopping in, we love it when you visit!

CJ and Morguie

©C.S. Thompson, 2015


The winners of ‘Name the Alien’ competition

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

Just Outside the Box Cartoon

Meet my new alien mascots

blue alien blankWARP

Moon alien 2QUARKLE

pink alien blankFANG

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
  • Hix, Isboor, Strognor, Galagat, Zobrat, Ecotylyn, Silaspran, Dugae, Ots, Crawog, Teopee, Olaf, Selcuk, Oreo, Erfu, Afana, Layorra, Largik (Ruqhia from
  • Nanu Nanu (Seeker from
  • Tendercles, kudzlefly and Hesnaw (Lovehappynotes from from
  • 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
  • Tiny (blue), Gumball (yellow), Fang (pink) (Shirley)
  • Warp,
 Piranha, Sunshine (Teresa)
  • Ecks, Wye, Zed – or X, Y…

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Special Feature: Love Monkey

Posted in Animals, Beauty, Books, Comedy, Fiction, Friendship, Gratitude, Humor, Inspiration, Kindness, Life, Love, Musing, Relationships, Thought For Today, Video Clips, Wisdom with tags on April 25, 2014 by Morguie


Happy Friday All!


Today we simply share with you…


An original animated film by Edward Monkton. A story about how to find true love, and how to make it flourish and grow with your own special Love Monkey. Send it on and SPREAD the LOVE….






We wish you all a great weekend…meanwhile, we are really hoping to get caught up on reading your posts!




C J  and Morguie



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Try The Farcical Flavored One

Posted in Books, Celebrities, Cemetery, Death, Fictional, Fact-based Stories, Funeral, Funeral home, Funeral Service Professional, Humor, Life, Mortuary, Movies, Music, Musing, Pets on February 27, 2014 by Morguie


This is the ONLY book and movie we would ever dream to endorse with the Mousie’s cracker-dusted paw of approval when it comes down to an honest-to-goodness gut-bustin’ good laugh at the funeral and cemetery business.

WHAT, you say? You would be quite correct, generally as there is absolutely nothing funny about them, unless you are deliberately setting out to make the story fictional and farcical.



C J managed to get her hands on a first edition printing of the book, so she has yet to read it.

Certainly she’ll never risk THAT copy just for reading. She’ll need to buy a regular copy to do that.

Nope. It is on the shelf as a collectible only. No touchy.

We digress. Here’s a taste of the show…we see it’s possible to stream or rent it, which is a great thing. Buying the actual video may be much more difficult, however.





The Loved One (film)

The Loved One (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


A poke at the popular and growing giants like Forest Lawn.

If you’ve never seen the movie “The Loved One” (1965) you are missing out on a real treat. Based on the book by Evelyn Waugh, it is a star-studded folly of foolish and fantastic funeral and cemetery characters, blowing everything you ever imagined about that realm completely away, replacing it with new improved exaggerations, and a generous seasoning of silly interpersonal drama…in the end you shall leave sated in your lust for laughter, we think. 


If you came to see stars, JUST LOOK AT THAT CAST!!!  Holy cow, kids!

Yeah, even Liberace! AND sooooo many others. Many who were just beginning their show-biz careers in 1965. It is a treat, trust us. On the merit of the stars alone.

They really don’t make movies like this anymore. Which is a darned shame.

It’s all just so ridiculous, but that’s why we loved it so much.  The little break from the real world helps us to stand back and realize that we cannot always take ourselves so seriously. Life is no fun when you do that.

. ©2014, C.S. Thompson.

English: Liberace's grave at Forest Lawn Holly...

English: Liberace’s grave at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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