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Life Interrupted

Last week, Professor Robert Kelly was conducting a live interview when his children crashed the party. It added much needed levity to my week and, in case you missed it, I’ve posted it below.

Of course men aren’t the only parents whose lives are interrupted by children. A New Zealand comedy show Jono and Ben demonstrated what would happen if a woman found herself in a similar position. I think she handled things slightly better than he did. See if you agree.

Hope you enjoy these videos as much as I did.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Magic

I want these.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

All About That Change

Post-Christmas Bloat

After helping Santa deliver 7,281,439,471* presents on Christmas Eve, the reindeer were entitled to a little overindulgence.

*Number of presents from noradsanta.org

13 Customized Holiday Gifts

It’s that time of year again. If you’re looking for something unique for those people on your shopping list, this just might do the trick.

1. For those who miss their pets while they’re away, you can order a pet nose print necklace. Store it in the freezer and press it to your skin for a realistic feel!

Available from uncommon goods and Etsy

Available from uncommon goods and Etsy

2. If a cold nose isn’t to your liking, you can have a cast made of your fingerprint and your pet’s paw print. I wonder if you can register the pendant with TSA to get precheck for you and your pet.

Available from uncommon goods

Available from uncommon goods

3. Cuddle Clone will make a stuffed animal in the likeness of your pet. I was wondering if they’d make one of my husband.

Available from cuddleclones

Available from cuddleclones

4. The Nude Guy Bobblehead is great for anyone because they place the head of your choice on a great body. Don’t worry – it’s G-rated. Other versions are also available.

Available from dolls2u

Available from dolls2u

5. When I saw the name of the next item – Stampyoface – I thought it meant that I could hire someone to trample someone’s face. As you can see, I was wrong.

Available on etsy

Available on etsy

6. Know someone who loves Legos? Give several, mix them up, and everyone can yell “le’go of my lego”.

Available from thatsmyface

Available from thatsmyface

7. I found this next item a little creepy yet somewhat compelling. It’s perfect for that narcissist on your list.

Available from thatsmyface

Available from thatsmyface

8. If the mask doesn’t do it for the narcissist in your life, maybe a full length selfie will do the trick.

Available from my3dselfie

Available from my3dselfie

9. You know how some dolls come alive at night to torture people? I’m not sure if Barbie dolls fall into that category, but for your own safety, be careful whose face you put on this next item.

Available from thatsmyface

Available from thatsmyface

10. For those in your circle who are planning to get married, this wedding cake topper makes for a very unique gift. As a bonus, if you don’t like the couple, you can make them feel awkward if they choose not to use it.

Available from funky3dfaces

Available from funky3dfaces11.

11. This gift allows you to go where no one has gone before with personalized Star Trek figurines.

Available from startrek

Available from startrek

12. Whether or not you know yourself, you can always gnome yourself.

Available from designanything3d

Available from designanything3d

13. This final gift is drop-dead gorgeous. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be turned into a zombie? I just can’t decide if you’d give this someone who was naughty or save it for someone who was nice.

Available from designanything3d

Available from designanything3d

I was amazed to find so many unique, personalized gift choices. Hope this helps check items off your list.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

How The Cubs Won The World Series

This past week the Chicago Cubs made history when they won the World Series. Prior to their win, they held the record for the longest drought in North American sports – 108 years. Why did it take the Cubs so long to win the World Series and why did they win it now?

As I’ve reported in previous posts, the Cubs were cursed in 1945 when they refused to allow Billy Sianis to bring his goat, Murphy, into the stadium. So incensed at this rejection, Billy placed a curse on the cubs proclaiming “Dem Cubs, dey ain’t gonna win no more”. The only way to break the curse was to invite a goat to a game.

Billy and Murphy

Billy and Murphy

For 108 years people scoffed at the curse, claiming it had nothing to do with Cubs’ losses. During the 2016 World Series, Bill Murray openly declared what he thought of the curse with his Ghostbusters-esque t-shirt: I ain’t afraid of no goats.

Bill Murray

Bill Murray

After watching Game 7, I’ll admit that talent, skill and teamwork contributed significantly to the Cubs’ win. However, I’m not willing to give up the goat and the part it played in breaking the curse. During Game 4 of the Division playoffs, the Cubs were playing the Giants in San Francisco. In an attempt to channel the curse against the Cubs, a Giants fan walked around the outside of the stadium with his goat. His goal – to keep the curse alive. However, it backfired when the Cubs won.

Spock the goat outside the Giants Stadium

Spock the goat outside the Giants Stadium

Some might think it’s simply a coincidence that a goat showed up at a Cubs game prior to them winning the World Series after a 108 year slump. To me? It’s obvious the Cubs got their mojo back when the San Francisco goat lifted the curse. Regardless of the reason for the win, it was thrilling to witness a piece of Chicago history when the Cubs took the title.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

He Did What?!?

When my dad was a little boy, he tried to impress a girl by “smoking” a fire cracker. It blew up in his lips but miraculously he wasn’t seriously injured. A Pittsburgh man recently tried to dazzle his date by jumping across the top of buildings. His plan went awry when he fell between two buildings, got stuck and she had to call the ambulance. He was lucky that he only broke an ankle, but the wall they had to tear down to free him didn’t fare as well. I wonder what kind of impression his antics left on his date.

A health insurance company has capitalized on men’s “adventurous nature” with a hilarious commercial about pool vaulting.

I guess we can all take comfort in knowing some things will never change.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

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