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June 30, 2014


Security is tight here, even at sea. Here a Brazilian naval vessel prepares to fire on a potentially unlawful surfer.

  Brazil navy

We caught up with the Brazilian national soccer team practicing on the beach. Ever frugal, they use flip-flops for goals.

  Beach Soccer

Last night we went to Copacabana Beach, where you can buy a drink called a caipirinha, which I highly recommend if you are traveling home by taxi.


Today we're traveling to Salvador, where tomorrow the USA team will play our ancient bitter arch-rival, Belgium. We HATE those guys.


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Ode to Dave @ the Copacabana ;)

His name was Barry, he was an author
With fellow authors he was named - the 'rock bottoms' they 'remained'
He would 't-wang-ay' : and he had chutzpa!
And while he tried to be a star
Barry Really loved the bar
Across the crowded floor, they'd *drink* from 8 til 4!
They were fun and they had each other
Who could ask for more ?

In today's modern Galaxy there is of course very little still held to be unspeakable. Many words and expressions which only a matter of decades ago were considered so distastefully explicit that, were they merely to be breathed in public, the perpetrator would be shunned, barred from polite society, and in extreme cases shot through the lungs, are now thought to be very healthy and proper, and their use in everyday speech and writing is seen as evidence of a well-adjusted, relaxed and totally un****ed-up personality. . . . But even though words like "joojooflop," "swut," and "turlingdrome" are now perfectly acceptable in common usage there is one word that is still beyond the pale. The concept it embodies is so revolting that the publication or broadcast of the word is utterly forbidden in all parts of the Galaxy except for use in Serious screenplays.
There is also, or was, one planet where they didn't know what it meant, the stupid turlingdromes.

If I have to tell you the word, then I am seriously going to miss Dave's Blog of the old days. Which I do, but that is beside the point.

Waffle House has gone on a crusade against Belgian Waffles without first finding out if they are actually Belgian, which they aren't. Gosh, it's like Waffle House is run by stupid people.

I think the word is 'dingbunger.'

Well done, ASK.

You mean if we all say or think the word "BOOGER" at the same time the world will e

I'd have picked booger, had I not known the correct answer.

That's a nice looking wave.

Mickey Mantle often spoke of his humble beginnings growing up on those sandlots. Babe 'Caipirinha' Ruth roamed those same Copacabana Beach bars in search of an honest game of drunken Pepper.

Mickey Mantle is from Oklahoma. Maybe clay lots?

You mean like booger the Belgie buggers?

*Wild applause for ligirl*

I was just thinking that someone should set a song to that locale.

Dave do your patriotic duty and hard tackle them Belgies, two or three if you can, also get the missus to take out one. This is WAR...

Note: Apologies to ligirl, in advance, for the earwig!

Her name was ligirl
She was a pundit.
Don't know the color of her hair,
And we really do not care.

She would lampoon us,
And skewer Dave lots.
But while we all laughed from afar,
she had a certain je' nais se quoi.

Why she puns,no one knows.
Milk spurted out, from our our nose.
Some were young and some were dumb,
but they were great puns!

Oh, a blog-fest.
We need a blog-fest!
Not in some dumpy Florida bar,
We need real California stars.
We should go West Coast,
Cuz' it's the best coast.
Not some boring East Coast jive,
You need a real California drive....

Her name was ligirl,
Are her puns legal?
Still quoting puns she used to make,
The kind you know you love to hate

At the blog fest...
Don't egg her on....
Don't egg her on....

aw, shucks (((PirateBoy))) the Fanilow . . .

jes hidin out here (on my east coast island) hopin to bring some smiles ;)


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