Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Tail Of Revenge And Love Stories

Normally, I reserve Possum's Journal for my animal buddies, but I read a story about the plight of a musician whose guitars were damaged by United Airlines. Since You-Know-Who is a singer and musician (moi aussi), I'm grabbing the flag and leading this parade. Actually, I don't why I'm lauding What's-His-Name's musical abilities. The last time he was singing and recording one of his songs, I joined in him and he got all bent out of shape. Sheesh!

Whats-His-Name is in a peaceful coma in his recliner right now, so I thought I'd bring the following story to light,

A musician named Dave Carroll recently had difficulty with United Airlines. United damaged his treasured Taylor guitar ($3500) during a flight. Dave spent over 9 months trying to get United to pay for damages caused by baggage handlers to his custom Taylor guitar. During his final exchange with the United Customer Relations Manager, he stated that he was left with no choice other than to create a music video for YouTube exposing their lack of cooperation. The Manager responded: "Good luck with that one, pal."

So he posted a retaliatory video on YouTube. The video has since received over 5.5 million hits. United Airlines contacted the musician and attempted settlement in exchange for pulling the video. Naturally, his response was: "Good luck with that one, pal."

Taylor Guitars sent the musician 2 new custom guitars in appreciation for the product recognition from the video that has lead to a sharp increase in orders.

Note: Please mute my music playlist located on the left sidebar.

In other news, Here's a story that my pal Vivian sent me and being a hopeless romantic, I thought I'd share this heartwarming love story with you. If this does not touch your heart, then you just don't have one..... An incredible story of luck and inspiration!

This is incredible! Can you believe it? This guy wins $181 million in the lottery last week and then, all of a sudden, he finds the love of his life just two days later. Talk about luck!

Stories like this just friggin' make me want to cry. Ain't love beautiful?

Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer!

My Pictures Wild and crazy are the only words come to mind, but that's just me. I get so giddy when You-Know-Who takes a nap and I can get on the computer that my photos are really an expression of my state of mind.

The Cat's Meow And Puppy Dog Tales: A big shoutout to my pals Victor and Vivian for their contributions to today's stories.

A guy has a dog that doesn't obey him. Then he sees an ad in the paper for a great dog trainer. So, he decides to go to the dog trainer and get his dog trained. The guy walks in the room and asks, "Can you train my dog, and are you a good trainer?" The trainer replies, "Well, I can train your dog, and I will give you a demonstration of how good I am."

He dumped a box full of bones on the floor and blew a whistle. The first dog came in and made a skeleton with the bones. The guy says, "Wow, what kind of dog is that?" The trainer replies, "That's a dog I trained for a nurse."

He blows the whistle again and a second dog comes in the room, takes the bones and makes a dog house. The man says, "Wow! What kind of dog is that?" The trainer says, "That's a dog I trained for an architect."

Then the trainer blows the whistle again and a third dog comes in. The dog takes the bones, screws the other two dogs and runs away. The guy says, "What kind of dog is that?" The attorney said, "He's still in training. That's a lawyer's dog!"

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast !

Two men are approaching each other on a pavement in America. Both are dragging their right foot as they walk. As they meet, one man looks at the other knowingly, points at his foot and says, "Vietnam, 1969." The other hooks his thumb behind him and says, "Dog shit, 20 feet back."

A teacher told her young class to ask their parents for a family story with a moral at the end of it, and to return the next day to tell their stories. In the classroom the next day, little Rose Sisti gave her example first, "My dad is a farmer and we have chickens. One day we were taking lots of eggs to market in a basket on the front seat of the truck when we hit a big bump in the road. The basket fell off the seat and all the eggs broke. The moral of the story is not to put all your eggs in one basket." The teacher said, "Very good, Rose."

Next, little Linda Shook said, "We are farmers too. We had twenty eggs waiting to hatch, but when they did we only got ten chicks. The moral of this story is not to count your chickens before they're hatched.." The teacher said again, "Very good, Linda."

Next it was little Johnny Garnett's turn to tell his story. Little Johnny said, "My dad told me this story about my Aunt Julie. She was a flight engineer in the war and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory and all she had was a bottle of whisky, a machine gun and a machete."The teacher, intrigued, said, "Go on, Johnny..."

Little Johhny said, "Aunt Julie drank the whisky on the way down to prepare herself; then she landed right in the middle of a hundred enemy soldiers. She killed seventy of them with the machine gun until she ran out of bullets. Then she killed twenty more with the machete till the blade broke. And then she killed the last ten with her bare hands."

The horrified teacher said, "Good heavens, what did your father say was the moral of that frightening story?" Little Johnny said, "Stay the hell away from Aunt Julie when she's been drinking....."

Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. This is true, and they have many other fine qualities as well...

That's Possum's Journal for now. More Soon!

Stray Tuned!