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  • mistermuse 12:02 am on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Canis Major, cannabis, constipation, , heat, , , Mad Dogs and Englishmen, , , , , ,   

    SIRIUS STUFF – POT – AND PUNS 

    July 3 is both STAY OUT OF THE SUN DAY and the official start of the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, the period (July 3-August 11) during which Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as our star, the sun. The Dog Star, for your information and mine, was so named for its prominence in the constellation cluster Canis Major, which was in turn named for its prominence in the constipation buster* Cannabis Maximus.

    The point is, this is one smokin’ hot season, when (assuming you’re not a mad dog or Englishman) you’d best stay indoors all day with an ice chest full of cold ones within reach, and drink to mistermuse’s posts. What could be cooler than that?

    Friends, by staying inside, I’m not prescribing letting yourself go to pot, but the clime this time of year in the Northern Hemp-isphere isn’t fit for a dog (mad or not). It’s simply….

    How hot is it? Today I saw two birds using potholders to pull worms out of the ground…. not only that, but after the birds swallowed their prey, I could swear I saw steam coming out of their rears….er, ears. Talk about being madder than a birddog in heat–those birds were so steamed, the eggs they laid were hardboiled.

    Speaking of laying an egg, all booed things must come to an end; however, for those fans who think my yolks weren’t so hot, I leave you with these:

     
    • calmkate 3:09 am on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      they were sure some bad egg jokes and it’s yolk’s all over your face … 🙂
      thanks for the light relief!

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    • Carmen 7:51 am on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, mistermuse. You are a funny guy! I always figured cannabis was good at slowing you down rather than promoting ‘movement’ — who knew?

      Hope you’ve got some help for the heat – it’s hot enough here that we’re getting warnings on the weather channel! (You heard it from the token Nova Scotian) 🙂

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      • mistermuse 8:28 am on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Carmen, I hear it’s hot all over. On the Weather Channel, they’re now referring to your province as Nova Scorch-ia and your capitol as Hellifax. Not only the ice, but the glue in the Eskimos’ iglues, is melting. In fact, all of Cannibis–make that, Canada–is becoming a melting pot, making it too soggy to smoke. Fortunately, you can always drink it (to mistermuse’s posts, of course).

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        • Carmen 8:33 am on July 3, 2018 Permalink

          Since my drug of choice is alcohol, I will drink to that, thanks! 🙂

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    • Richard A Cahill 1:08 pm on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I’m in my choice of country, Mexico, so I’ll drink to that.

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    • mistermuse 3:28 pm on July 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      My neighbor family just returned from a week in Puerto Vallarta, where it was so hot, the palm trees had checked into all the hotel rooms and the family had to sleep on the beach at night. I don’t know what the palm trees used for money–maybe the hotels accept coconuts in lieu of pesos or credit cards.

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    • Don Frankel 5:47 pm on July 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Since we’re in the middle of one right here in NYC, this one is appropriate.

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    • RMW 3:24 pm on July 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      “Well, you know what they say… mad dogs and Englishmen…” was a favorite saying of my mother’s so I’ve been familiar with that song since a very young child… I’m still amused by it.

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    • mistermuse 4:18 pm on July 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Noel Coward, who wrote the song, was of course an Englishman, so he knew whereof he wrote. Like Americans Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, he wrote both words and music….but he sang better than either of them.

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    • restlessjo 5:26 am on July 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Brad is kind of cute 🙂 🙂 Much cooler here today. I’m missing the heatwave already.

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    • moorezart 2:10 pm on July 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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    • mistermuse 3:38 pm on July 8, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks again….and likewise as far as your blog is concerned. 🙂

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    • barkinginthedark 10:34 pm on July 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Mad dogs etc – one of the great songs. continue

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Big Mama Thornton, , , Hound Dog, , Mad Dogs and Englishmen, , rhythm & blues, , similes,   

    DOGGING IT 

    In my last post, I noted how politics has gone to the dogs. In this post, I’m thinking about how to retrieve dogs from such uninvited tie-ups and (with WORK LIKE A DOG DAY coming Aug. 5) work toward putting them in respectable company. Given the base point (and I do mean base), you’d think this entails no big feat, but it does give me paws….

    Since there are already more blogs about dogs than you can shake a stick at (including a — dare I say — fetching one by a regular follower of this blog), I don’t want to be a copycat. That would be barking up the wrong tree. So, to give you a different kind of doggy post, I’ve been doggedly digging up old dog doggerel, similes and sayings….but I’ll start young:

    What are little boys made of? Snakes and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails — that’s what little boys are made of. What are little girls make of? Sugar and spice and everything nice — that’s what little girls are made of. 

    It’s a dog eat dog world.
    It’s raining cats and dogs.
    Time to rest my dogs.
    Crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
    Dog days of summer.

    Dog and pony show.
    Every dog has its day.
    Gone to the dogs.
    Let sleeping dogs lie.
    Mean as a junkyard dog.

    Sick as a dog.
    That dog don’t hunt.
    When you lie down with dogs, you’re going to get fleas.
    You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
    It’s a two dog night.

    So, let’s call it a day with two high-class dog songs:

     

     
    • calmkate 12:46 am on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      doggity dog, wolf hounds and jackals .. be dogged if I don’t 🙂

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    • Garfield Hug 8:22 am on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Love this post Jack!🐅🐈🐩🐕🐶doggone it…you did it!!☺

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      • mistermuse 8:53 am on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I hope this doggy post didn’t make Garfield jealous, but at least I included “copycat” and “It’s raining cats and dogs.” I’d have said more, but the cat got my tongue. 😦

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        • Garfield Hug 9:04 am on August 3, 2017 Permalink

          Lol!! Garfield is cool about it. He just gave Odie a kick and a shove off the sofa!!💕💕🐾🐾

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    • D. Wallace Peach 10:18 am on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting how many of those sayings put dogs in a negative light when in truth they are such wonderful loving, playful, loyal creatures. I wish we humans were all a little more like dogs. 😀

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    • Carmen 12:49 pm on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hello mistermuse! Around here, we have playful seals in the water who are quite curious and will swim close to the shore to be around people. In fact, they’re called, ‘dogs of the sea’!

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    • mistermuse 1:43 pm on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I like the expression “dogs of the sea” — all one need do is add an ‘l’ at the end to seal the deal. 🙂

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    • Mark Scheel 4:20 pm on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      muse, you’re one clever punster! Sometimes a bit of a “hot dog,” but clever. Say, I have a question. About how many hits do you get on your site when putting up a new post? I’m trying to decide whether it’s worth it to set up my own personal blog site. You can email the answer direct to markscheel@hotmail.com
      Thanks.

      Mark

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      • mistermuse 5:33 pm on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Mark, I emailed the answer to you rather than put it here (I hope the “hot dog” isn’t too cold by this time — maybe you’d prefer the hot dog in the White House)!

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    • moorezart 4:28 pm on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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    • Don Frankel 4:32 pm on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Muse this is the perfect time of the year for this post as we are approaching the Dog Days of Summer.

      This song below was the favorite of the Mets in 2000 when they won the National League Pennant. Unfortunately they ran into the Yankees in the World Series and you could say the big dogs ate the little dogs.

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      • mistermuse 5:48 pm on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Don, I don’t know who let the dogs out, but it’s the voters who let the dogs in. To them I say….

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    • linnetmoss 6:26 pm on August 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Two dog night? What about a THREE dog night? As I understand it, that’s when it’s so cold that you need three dogs on the bed to keep warm 🙂

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    • restlessjo 3:55 am on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Did I miss Work like a dog day? I must’ve been out enjoying myself. 🙂 🙂

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      • mistermuse 7:58 am on August 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        I rested my dogs on Work Like a Dog Day, but if I were restless, jo, I’m sure I would’ve been out enjoying myself too! 🙂

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    • Ricardo 12:38 am on August 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Probably they shouldn’t schedule “Work Like a Dog Day” for a Saturday, Sr. Muse.

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      • mistermuse 8:07 am on August 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Ricardo, you’ll be pleased to learn that next year, WORK LIKE A DOG DAY falls on a Sunday, so to avoid work (at least, in the morning), you can say you have to go to church. The rest of the day you’re on your own, but at least you have a year to think of more excuses.

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    • scifihammy 3:08 pm on August 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Many fun dog sayings 🙂
      Here’s an old joke for you . . .
      1st Man : “My dog has no nose”
      2nd Man: “How does he smell?”
      1st Man: “Terrible!”

      😀

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      • mistermuse 4:46 pm on August 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Love it! In return, here’s an old ‘smile-prompter’ for you: The reason a dog has so many friends is that he/she wags its tail instead of its tongue. 🙂

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