Using A Segway To Push A Baby Stroller… This Just Seems Wrong…

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Pop Goes The Weasel… Ever Wondered Why The Weasel Goes “Pop?”

Round and round the cobbler’s bench
The monkey chased the weasel,
The monkey thought ’twas all in fun
Pop! Goes the weasel.

A penny for a spool of thread
A penny for a needle,
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! Goes the weasel.

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop goes the weasel.

There has been much debate over the years about the meaning of Pop Goes The Weasel. A hugely popular music-hall song, its memorable and seemingly nonsensical lyrics spread like wildfire throughout Victorian London.

But is there more to the rhyme than meets the eye? In the 1680s, the poor and immigrants lived outside the walls of the City of London in Spitalfields, Hoxton and Shoreditch and slaved away in London’s textile industry, which was based there.

Packed with sweatshops, it was also the site of many music halls and theatres.

One theory suggests that Pop Goes The Weasel was an attempt to turn the grim reality of local people’s lives into a hit song.

In the textile industry, a spinner’s weasel was a mechanical thread-measuring device in the shape of a spoked wheel, that accurately measured out yarn by making a popping sound to indicate the correct length had been reached.

The mind-numbing and repetitive nature of the work is captured in the final line of each verse, indicating that whatever you were doing, or wherever your mind had wandered to, reality was never far away with the weasel to pop you alert again.

Rules For When You Rule The World… Or… Evil Overlord 101…

It seems that over and over again… Some poor schmuck fights his or her way to the top of the heap and stands at the edge of being the ruler of the world/galaxy/universe… Then they blow it by overlooking some teeny tiny detail that the hero takes advantage of and down topples the master plan.

Here are a few rules for you ambitious types who are currently plotting to become the top dog… Read…Memorize…Follow to the letter… And you might just succeed.

This list is only 10 of 100… The rest are found HERE 

  1. I will not interrogate my enemies in the inner sanctum – a small hotel room well outside my border will work just as well.
  2. My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear Plexiglas visors, not face concealing ones.
  3. My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through.
  4. My noble half-brother whose throne I usurped will be killed, not kept anonymously imprisoned in a forgotten cell in my dungeon.
  5. Shooting is not too good for my enemies.
  6. The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragon of Eternity. It will be in my safe-deposit box. The same applies to the object which is my one weakness.
  7. I will not gloat over my enemies predicament before killing them.
  8. When I’ve captured my adversary and he says, “Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?” I’ll say, “No.” and shoot him. No, on second thought, I’ll shoot him and then say “No.”
  9. After I kidnap the beautiful princess, we will be married immediately in a quiet civil ceremony, not a lavish spectacle in three weeks’ time during which the final phase of my plan will be carried out.
  10. I will not include a self-destruct mechanism unless absolutely necessary. If it is necessary, it will not be a large red button labelled, “Danger: Don Not Push”. The big red button marked “Do Not Push” will instead trigger a spray of bullets on anyone stupid enough to disregard it. Similarly, the ON/OFF switch will clearly not be labelled as such.

 90 More Rules HERE 

In Memory Of My Brother… Who’s Been Gone 2 Years On 8/14… We Miss You Larry.

If This Babyfaced S.O.B. Is Packing Heat… We’re All In Trouble.

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I Wonder How Many Kittens I’ve Been Responsible For?…

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This Reminds Me Of The 2008 U.S. Election…

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