Archive | February 2014

THE SPHINX –Medical and Other Related Stuff

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The Editor:  Is there new medical news, Lois ?

RX Cat:   There sure is, although I don’t give medical advise.  Here is some news about cats.

Here is some real medical news – PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD NEVER TAKE ANY DRUG—-I don’t care what anyone says.

Calvin Klein Cat:  Designer babies are on the shelves,  they are waiting on legislation to assign responsibility for birth defects, and give custody to three people.

If this guy is Woody Allen’s son instead of Frank Sinatra’s , I am a Monkey’s Uncle.,_Woody/gallery/20120626-15/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Möbius Arch Moonrise
Image Credit & Copyright: Laurie Hatch

Explanation: Only two days past full, February’s moon shines through thin clouds, rising on the left in this fisheye night skyscape. The moonlight illuminates a weathered, rounded foreground in the Alabama Hills, conveniently located east of Mt. Whitney along the Sierra Nevada range in California, USA, planet Earth. Orion the Hunter stands at the right, a familiar northern winter constellation. Bright Jupiter, the solar system’s ruling gas giant, is near center at the top of the frame. Below Jupiter, Sirius, alpha star of the Big Dog, poses above a bowed and twisted landform known as Möbius Arch, its curve reminiscent of the mathematically famous surface with only one side. Of course, instead of using rock, wind, and weather, a Möbius strip is easier to make with paper, scissors, and tape.

Tomorrow’s picture: the deer lick group

THE SPHINX — Missing/Unexplained/Questions

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The Editor:   Does that include Emelia Earhart or is she in Daytona with Danica ?

Funny Cat:   That is too funny.  She might have been in the bobsled second slot.

Music Man:   What happened to Bobby McGee ?

Cumberland Cat:  He moved from Salinas to Cumberland, he is our THC quality control horticulturist.

Four Seasons Hotel:  Where is Heartbreak Hotel, who stays there, and what is the desk clerks favorite color ?

Cumberland Cat:  Here are the answers.

A Major Music Studio:  Did Roderick David  ever find a studio to record  that Margaret song ?

Maggie Coventry Phelps Cat:   Yes.

Another Studio:   Who is this song about ?

Simon & Schuster Cat:  I don’t know.

My Last Trip To Krogers

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Yesterday I was at my local Kroger’s grocery buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal pet, Jake, the Wonder Dog, and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think…I had an elephant?

So because I’m retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I’d lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Kroger’s won’t let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say.