Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's a bit drafty in here - Volume II

Here's a totally eclectic mix of things I've accumulated in my "drafts" folder that don't quite deserve a post of their own - but still need to be said:

First up... more about the socks thing. My blog buddy Unfinished Rambler left a link to this picture of himself in the comments of my socks post.



Here he is on the left when he was in high school, and here I am on the right circa 1985.

I'll see his 3-striped calf-high socks and "raise" him one pair of waaaay too short shorts. Literally.

Sorry Mr. Rambler... but your record as the dorkiest-dressed shorts-n-socks guy IS finished!





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Next up... cats.

I'm not a cat guy but based on the fact that 99% of the people who read this blog ARE - I am apparently in the minority. That being said, I thought this video was pretty danged funny. I have no idea how old it is or how long it's been around, but I couldn't resist sharing it.

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So cat lovers... still think cats are so great?

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Finally... I saw this ad for Oxy products in Women's Day magazine. What, I'm not allowed to stay informed about important women's issues?

Anyway, I just thought the mom here was kind of creepy. Especially in the middle panel where she's lurking around behind his back with that lusty smile on her face while he's trying to shave in his bathrobe (click to enlarge). WTH?

"Hey ma... do you mind already?!"

I wouldn't have been at all surprised if the last panel had looked like this instead...


30 comments:

mom said...

The video about the cat is priceless. Dad and I both laughed all the way thru it!!

Bill said...

I am willing to bet a lot of bloggers spit out their coffee when they watched your cat video.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Hey, at least her head isn't peeking in the bathroom door while he's in the shower. Oh! You should totally photoshop her in there! lol!

VE said...

I think they run those ads on the Inbreeding channel too.

Jeff said...

mom - Glad you liked it. We've all known our share of evil cats like that.

bill - Could be, but I will not be held responsible for ruined keyboards or monitors!

jen - Funny. You've just proved how terrible my photoshop skills are. In that extra panel I added at the end I was trying to imply that it's her hand there passing him the shampoo. You know, kind of insinuating that she's actually in the bathroom with him as he's grabbing it with the curtain wide open. Nevermind.

ve - That's odd, that one doesn't come with my cable package. I'll trust you on that one.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

AH! I missed that. Funny!

(It took a 2nd cup of coffee for me this morning to catch on.)

Roger said...

scary is that I saw the hand before I actually saw the hand... (Trying to figure that one out myself)

I don't have any drafts, because, well I like to have an inferior product out there. :) Or maybe because I'm not a gluttoon for punishment and if it doesn't reach HRS (High Roger Standards - just made that up, can you tell?) well then you shouldn't see it.

No, I'm not on drugs, thank you very much.

People in the Sun said...

Oh no... You're not Bob Geldof! You're Bjorn Borg!

unfinishedrambler said...

I bow to your dorkiness. It's not just the shorts and the socks, but also the mullet (darn you, mullet, I never had the chance to grow ye even though I was a big fan of Europe, Cinderella, Ratt, etc.) and the locale (of what looks like the beach). At least, I just ran around the woods of Pennsylvania where no one could see me! :)

Re: cat video. Looks like my cat, but my cat is calmly asleep here on the desk-- at least for now. I guess I better be careful.

Michelle said...

Oh I love LOVE that video. I hadn't seen it before, and I died laughing. Out loud. Really.

I used to volunteer at a shelter (over 10 years) before I had kids and lived 45+ minutes away and couldn't quite justify the weekly commute while still working full time.... I always said that if I were a cat in a shelter, I'd never get adopted based on what I'd pull because I'd be so scared and pissed. I think this cat pretty much sums it up.

Of course at the end of the video, I was worried about who was going after the cat to catch it again... but that's just me ;)

Babs (Beetle) said...

Now, any fool knows you don't keep hold of a cat that doesn't want to be held. Not even for a camera! Ha ha! I watched that twice!

Ah-hem...those shorts do look a tad short ;O)

Jeff said...

jen - Naw, it wasn't your fault. It was a lame graphic on my part. ;-)

roger - Really? I was hoping you were and you could share some because it sounds like you're having a good old time up their in your brain.

people in the sun - Well, I've been compared to worse, that's for sure!

unfinishedrambler - Sorry to have bested you on that one. Although I should give you credit for the sunglasses. You may have me beat there. I was standing on the shore of Key West on the spot where it says "90 Miles to Cuba."

michelle - You're right. My guess is that guy was in no hurry to get it back.

babs - Can you even imagine that I wore embarrassing styles in those days. No way!

Anonymous said...

The picture of you in the shorts was taken in 1985. I noticed that the picture taken with the hair was in 1987. My question is....would 1987's Jeff had to have kicked the ass of 1985's Jeff if the two had somehow crossed paths? Just wondering.....

CC

Chris C said...

why does Rambler's picture remind me of the guy in Fast Times that scalped concert tickets?

yellojkt said...

You and I had the same closet back then. I have a few pictures with eerily similar outfits.

Gette said...

cat+leash=bad.

Memarie Lane said...

i had a BIG crush on a guy that wore those socks. 5th grade it was (sigh).

Mooselet said...

The power of the mullet trumps the power of the porn-stache. Huzzah!

Heather said...

Owww! My eyes!

Bee Repartee said...

YAY! Non-cat people unite!

That ad does look a little pervy. hehe.

Elizabeth said...

I'm also in the 1% that's not a cat lover. They make me nervous. My husband would like one and I've tried. We went to the pound a couple of times, and once when it was my idea. We pick out a kitty that looks nice and likes dogs, then we go sit in a little room with a couch and cat toys on the floor. They bring in the cat and I try, I really do, but I end up getting the wiggins and have to leave the room. Quickly. I think it's because their minions of the devil. That's the only reason I can think of.

Kathy at The Junk Drawer said...

My cats read your blog. They're not happy. They have packed their tiny little suitcases, bought bus tickets to Minnesota and they know where you live. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Jacki said...

Yeah, I've seen that one and been a bit perplexed. I mean, I sneak peeks at Peter while he's shaving and showering and drying off...but if I had a teenage son? Uhhh...no thanks!

Oh, and I am allergic to cats, so I am a dog lover. And not the carpet-pissers either....I love big cuddly dogs.

Mom Thumb said...

Jess has a ton of evil cat videos she likes to show people, and that one is at the top of the list. Here's another: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-QI1aZ3P5M

Nice hair, too bad about the shorts.

Jeff said...

anon - That sounds like a really bad Star Trek conundrum... like when Picard went back in time and had to fight himself as a younger, more evil self.

chris - Ah yes, you're right. He does look like Mike Damone - with a mustache.

yellojkt - Yeah, but did your closet include sleeveless shirts, leather pants and boots with chains around the ankles?

gette - No, you're wrong... he said right there in the video that "he's a very loving cat."

memarie - You must have had a lot of crushes because ALL the hot guys wore those socks in those days.

mooselet - Never underestimate the power of the mullet. Hey, I see a new super hero... Mullet Man! I think I need Dave to draw one up.

heather - Please be more specific. There are many offending parts to this post.

bee - Look at my ADs label. There seem to be a lot of questionable ads out there. Who hires these marketing people?

elizabeth - Minions of the devil? (trying not to laugh out loud here)

kathy - Maybe you should tell them that every single neighbor on all sides of my house have dogs. You know, just so they're prepared.

jacki - The largest pet we've had so far are guinea pigs. They actually make pretty good pets because they're really dumb and they just sit there and don't cause trouble.

mom thumb - Thanks for sharing. That video is a riot!

Jess Riley said...

Oh god, I laughed so hard at that cat video that I think I damaged an important internal organ.

Also, I LOVE that you're willing to post those old photos of yourself on your blog. Particularly the one of you and Grandma at Thanksgiving back in the day. Just...wow.

Corrina said...

OMG that cat video cracks me up every time I see it. I've always been a "dog" person, myself but I do plan to adopt a cat soon. I am craving a pet that's lower maintenance, if you will. lol

And, uh, could you breathe in those 1980's clothes?? LOL- Awesome. That's the only word I can think of for that photo. You rock. :-)

JD at I Do Things said...

Aw, Pinky's just mad that someone named him PINKY! And I love how the not-so-helpful woman just kind of holds the box nearby, as if he's going to quietly stroll in.

Woo! Unfinished Rambler was a hottie back in '85. As for you . . . um. Nice socks!

JD at I Do Things

April said...

The dude got what he deserved. I love cats because they don't take sh** from anyone!

annof thejunkdrawerblogfamily said...

That cat is going to die of old age at the shelter after that televised debacle.