Not a Mocking

Bird on fence. Scissor-tailed singing at the ranch (© image: all rights reserved, copyrighted, NO permissions granted)

Scissor-tailed or Texas bird-of-paradise singing on fence at the ranch. No tornadoes.(© image)

Might easily be mistaken for brainstormed skit ideas for SNL:

  • Someone’s taking the revival of “Westside Story” seriously Vintage gang equipment, brass knuckles, are now legal to carry/transport in the state. Does anyone actually carry brass knuckles anymore? You know what they say about bringing a knife to gun fight…(article)
  • No more sour faces. Lemonade stands operated by children are now safe from city or county officials showing up to enforce health department regulations or otherwise putting the squeeze the young entrepreneurs. If commonsense isn’t available, thatsa sweeta legislation.
  • It’s for their own good. You now have to be 21 to legally buy E-cigarette devices. Health providers applaud as their research shows anyone younger than 21 yrs isn’t mature enough to make decisions about their own health or to understand the information about those devices and vaping. Their brains just not developed enough to comprehend cause and effect. Obviously. Yet individuals under 21 can enlist in the military. And some think those under 21 ought to be able to vote in elections. Legislation that’s sort of like that friend of yours who is your friend when it’s convenient.
  • Hey, need a high paying career fast? Get a plunger, some tools, and you’re in the plumbing business here. That severe shortage of plumbers, solved. Apparently some felt 8 months was too long to get a license, so The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners responsible for licensing, monitoring plumbers’ trade schools, and enforcing plumbing law has been abolished. (article) Remodelers beware. Anyone else see some modern  “I Love Lucy” moments looming in the loo?

Sitcom worthy

Laughter is the best healthcare.

A little bird (a Scissor-tail not a Mocking Bird) told me that.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

Two men and a woman. 1964. The Lucy Show with Bob Hope as a plumber, Jack Benny as his assistant, and Lucille Ball. CBS (, artist life/

Possibly experience your own version courtesy of the Texas Legislature. (1964.The Lucy Show with plumber Bob Hope, his assistant Jack Benny, and Lucille Ball. USPD/


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