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Yule Yetta: The Christmas Goat

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So be good for goodness sake.
Ohhhh, you better watch out, you better not cry,
you better not pout I’m telling you why,
‘Cause Yule Yetta will come to your house.

One of the biggest strategeries parents have over their children to correct undesirable behaviors is the art of threats. Some threats are more affective than others of course. Parents often make the mistake of open-ended threats that simply are not affective and often just leave the child confused. If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about! If you don’t shape up, why, you’ll be sorry! These are examples of open-ended threats. They don’t really work. Sure, maybe the first couple times used by parents they may move to be affective, but as the child learns and becomes more bold in his more experienced age, he learns to ignore them, and continue with the undesirable behavior. These are threats of the lazy parent. The threats are easy to say, but the parent, like the child, have no idea of the planned actions that the parent will take that would lead to appropriate consequences. The parents are just winging it, trying to bluff their child into appropriate behavior. It’s just a matter of time when the child calls the bluff.

My parents used threats towards my brother and I to correct undesirable behaviors. They never used the open-ended approach. They had 3 threats in their arsenal, all quite powerful:

1) Sending me to Diaper School, (I didn’t actually know if any school existed, but I didn’t want to take the chance to find out).
2) Whipping out my broken Fat Albert paddleball game, which replaced the wooded spoon, when the threat of a swat was needed,(this was quite cruel. How sick is it that my parents would use one of my beloved cartoon characters to inflict pain and suffering on me?)
3) Calling Yule Yetta.

Number 3, was by far, the scariest, most powerful, straighten-up-right-quick threat ever used. Yule Yetta, as explained to me at a very young age, was the Christmas goat. Yule Yetta didn’t just work around Christmastime, but all year long. Apparently, Yule Yetta was a female goat who walked on her hind legs.

Now, we all know Santa Claus tours the world at Christmas with his great big sack upon his back, delivering presents and goodies to children. Well, Yule Yetta carries a great big sack as well….except she doesn’t bring presents to children. No, she goes to the homes of bad, naughty, misbehaved children, snatches them up, and stuffs them into her big, black sack, and takes them away. Where to I don’t know. I didn’t even ask. I didn’t want to know. All I knew is that I sure as shit didn’t want Yule Yetta coming to my house…for me. The phrase in my house, “I’m CALLING YULE YETTA!”, was a staple and worked every time to change behaviors and attitudes of my brother and I. It never failed to correct me. That phrase always corrected me. I tried to be a good boy because of it. I was scared to death of ever meeting Yule Yetta. I took those threats very seriously.

Sometimes though, a parent may make a threat for no other reason than for their own entertainment….

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Should The U.S. Ban The Burka?

ANGELA Merkel’s today completed an astonishing U-turn as she formally endorsed a full burka ban following a backlash over her open-door migration policies.
The German chancellor made the comments at a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conference having recently declared she will seek re-election.

If a government can tell people what they cannot wear, can they also tell them what they must wear?



No Brains, No Headaches

I hope he was wearing a helmet….


Fancy Cat Facts

Enjoy! Have a mice day!


Standards of Respect: U.S. Flag Etiquette


The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:

•The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
•The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
•The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard
•The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
•The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
•The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

“Almost NO ONE knows or follows proper flag etiquette.” – Fasttimes, Revo reader

Full proper etiquette at the link below.



El Líder de Cuba Está Muerto

Celebrar con auténtica música cubana!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Be grateful.


Real Or Another Hate Crime Hoax?

A woman who wore a headscarf to protect her from the sun returned from a hike in the East Bay hills to find her car vandalized and burglarized, and a note left behind by the culprits reading “Hijab Wearing Bitch,” officials said Wednesday.

Nicki Pancholy, 41, of Milpitas said she felt fear and panic after discovering the note on her car. She said she is not Muslim and wears a bandanna around her head because she has lupus.

“I did not come the next day for my hike because I was scared to come,” Pancholy said. “I didn’t know who was watching me. I would like for the violence to end with me.”

Police are classifying the incident as a hate crime after the note found on Pancholy’s dashboard read, “Hijab Wearing Bitch. This is our nation, now get the F— out.”

Apparently there have been over 430 cases of hateful intimidation reported nationwide since the elections according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The center also stated that many incidents involved direct references to the President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign and slogans. I wonder what the percentage of these reports are 100% fabricated? 15%? 25%? 75%? We’ve seen many hate crime hoaxes in the past and it seems the frequency has been increasing steadily during Barf Obama’s Presidency.

There is one little thing that makes me suspicious about this story, however. She’s had a “Go Fund Me” page that was created on September 20. Before this alleged incident, she managed to raise $0 for her mission of world peace by climbing a mountain. I’m thinking she needed more publicity to get her Go Fund Me page rolling. It’s just a hunch. What say you?



Erection Day 2016

This may be the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last 6 minutes. Be sure to vote your conscience.

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Do You Deserve A Raise?


I know I do. I passed this test with flying colors. I’m smarter than a chimp. Are you?


The Colonel Is Being Sued


A New York woman is accusing KFC of advertising Kentucky Fraudulent Chicken according to a suit recently filed against the fast food giant.
Anna Wurtzburger, a 64-year-old retiree, ordered a $20 bucket of fried chicken over the summer and was appalled that the bucket was not overflowing with poultry.

Anyone want to take a stab at how much she is suing for? Go ahead. Take a guess.

It’s finger lickin’ good.


Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win!


71 long years of frustration is over. They have finally won the pennant. Now, they need to end 108 years of frustration by winning the World Series…against Cleveland, who hasn’t won it since 1948.

I watched a Cubs game against Pittsburg at Wrigley Field back in April of 1990. It’s a magical place. It’s as American as anything in our country. Those who have been there will understand what I mean.

It’s hard to get more American than singing with Harry Caray in the 7th inning stretch, too. God rest his soul.

By the way, get ready to hear from our betters in the media how racist the nickname “Indians” is.


Chicago Cubs vs L.A. Dodgers Open Thread- NLCS Game 4



Hurricane Matthew Live

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The Gong Show Revival


This show was the America’s Got Talent of the 70’s, but mixed with booze, cocaine, and often incoherent babbling by host, Chuck Barris.

After successfully rebooting several retro game shows, ABC is bringing back another classic shiny-floor competition series. The network has given a 10-episode order to The Gong Show, a new version of the irreverent talent show competition, which is being executive produced by Will Arnett.

Every episode will feature non-traditionally talented performers plucked from the internet and put in front of a revolving panel of Hollywood judges. Sony Pictures TV, which owns the rights to the original series, is the studio.

We are seriously running out of new ideas. Remakes of movies, TV shows, songs, ideas…everything “new” seems to be a re-chuck anymore. We all know the new show is going to be awful and suck, but let’s take a trip down Memory Lane and remember the Gong Show of yesteryear.

How great would it be to gong Trump and Hilary during the next debate!?! -DocO

Gene Gene the Dancing Machine

The Unknown Comic

Have You Got A Nickel




30 Plus Years Of Bullshit

For the nostalgia fans in our audience. Take a trip back to memory lane. For the record, I remember the Mondale tv ad. Even at the tender age of 10 or 11, I found it creepy; “…and know they love you….” WTF, is what I would have said back then if we had text messages. Enjoy!



Dukakis- Bensten

George H. Bush- Quayle


Dole- Kemp


George W Bush- Cheney

Kerry- Edwards

I can’t go on. I simply do not have the strength.


What A Dying Country Looks Like


Cop Reunited With Grateful Man

Everyday can be your last. Fortunately there are those who exist in the world that will risk their own lives to save one. All most lives matter.

Because of you, I’m still here’: Ohio man who nearly drowned 19 years ago surprises police officer who saved his life in teary reunion In 1997, Christopher Jones, who was five years old at the time, went for a swim in a local pool in Columbus, Ohio A rookie cop, James Poole, noticed that Jones had been in the water and was not breathing Because of Poole’s actions, Jones survived the near-drowning On Friday, Jones tapped Poole on the shoulder and surprised him with a visit – the first time the two met since that fateful day

In 1997, then-five-year-old Christopher Jones nearly drowned in a local swimming pool in Columbus, Ohio.

Were it not for the actions of a heroic police officer, he would have died that day.

On Friday, Jones got a chance to say thank you in person.

The now-24-year-old adult walked into the Columbus Police Academy and provided a teary-eyed, heartfelt surprise to his savior, Officer James Poole, greeting him for the first time since that fateful day.

The story was first reported by The Columbus Dispatch.

‘About 1997, you pulled a 5-year-old out of a swimming pool, saved his life,’ Jones said to a stunned Poole on Friday.

‘Wow,’ a clearly moved Poole said. ‘I never thought that something I would do 19, 20 years later would come back, and somebody would thank me.’

Jones embraced Poole and, with tears in his eyes, told him that were it not for his actions 19 years ago, he would not have been able to have a daughter.

Although all of the details of the incident are unclear, what is known is that Jones’ heart stopped beating after he had been in the water for nearly 20 minutes.

Poole, who was a rookie officer at the time, pulled Jones from the bottom of the pool and saved his life.

The idea for a reunion came when Jones saw a picture of Poole on the Columbus police department’s Facebook page.

While Jones knew that the name of the officer who rescued him was Poole, he wasn’t certain that this was the one who saved him.

When he asked on Facebook whether this was the same Poole, he was contacted by another officer who confirmed that it was indeed him and that a reunion was in order

Poole’s colleagues organized an event on Friday in which the officer was supposedly going to speak to the press about his function as a community liaison.

At the ‘press conference,’ Jones strolled in to the lobby of the Police Academy, where Poole was holding court with the media on a couch.

When Jones tapped him on the shoulder and told him who he was, Poole realized that the event was set up.

‘Because of you, I’m still here,’ Jones told Poole. ‘Because of you, this 5-year-old little girl right here is here.

‘Law enforcement is definitely a rewarding job,’ Poole said to Jones. ‘You are a perfect example of the reward that we get out of it.’

Jones said that Poole was so inspirational that it is making him consider a career in law enforcement.

The secret to happiness in life is being grateful. This man has found the secret.

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North Dakota State University Defeats Iowa 23-21


For those who don’t follow college football, (RD Walker), the Iowa Hawkeyes were ranked #13 in the country. They are an FBS (football bowl subdivision) football program meaning they are a major football program. NDSU on the other hand is a FCS (football championship subdivision). To understand the difference between the two divisions, think of the FBS as tier 1 and FCS as tier 2. FBS programs include powerhouses like Alabama, Michigan, Oregon, Iowa, etc. FCS includes smaller schools such as Eastern Washington, Sam Houston State, South Dakota University, NDSU, etc. FCS teams play FBS teams all the time, usually at the FBS home field. It’s considered a warm up game for FBS schools, a game they should not only win, but win big. A loss to an FCS team is considered a major upset. A loss to an FCS school when you are ranked #13 in the country and playing at home, is considered a “miracle on ice” comparison. Its extremely rare to see.

NDSU has won 5 consecutive FCS National Championships and is expected to win 6 this year.

This is reason #366 why North Dakota is a better place than Iowa. Yay sports!


Pop Quiz!

Do you know your state capitals? How about the official nicknames of the states? This is a closed book quiz. No internet. See how well you do! And of course, keep your eyes on your own work!


Top grade will achieve the rare Super Good Job Sticker Awards!


SJW Gets Dished What She Helped Create


Ellen DeGeneres has a message for the world, or at least her social media critics: Get off her back.

The talk show host responded on Twitter after being raked over the coals for posting an image of herself riding on black Olympian Usain Bolt’s back, insisting that racism was the furthest thing from her mind when she published the photo.

“I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country,” DeGeneres tweeted. “It is the furthest thing from who I am.”

DeGeneres drew widespread wrath on social media after posting a photo on her Twitter account featuring Usain Bolt on Monday.

“This is how I’m running errands from now on,” the talk show host captioned the image, in which she is Photoshopped onto Bolt’s back during the men’s 100-meter dash at the Rio Olympics.

Reaction to the photo was strong, and not particularly positive.

So. is it racist?



A Real Fake Interview With Never Trumpers

BFH: Well, what are you doing to prevent Hillary from winning?

NT#3: We wanted Ted Cruz to win, he would have beat Hillary, that’s what we were doing to prevent Hillary from winning.

BFH: No, not what were you doing. Cruz lost. What are you doing now to prevent Hillary from winning?

NT#4: Cruz didn’t lose yet, and we’re not going to forgive what Trump and Trump voters did to Ted.

BFH: What’d Trump do?

NT#4: He beat him.

BFH: Ummm… how is it you can so easily forget what the Clintons have done to you? You must be furious about the well-documented scandals that the Clintons seem to worm out of decade after decade, no?

NT#1: We hate Hillary as much as the next guy, probably more so.

BFH: Yet, you hate Trump more, a guy that has no public service record for you to point to, but still you say “Trump is worse than Hillary,” is that right?

From IotwReport.


Our Last 11 Presidents In Uniform


Number 12 could be wearing a uniform as well…a prison one.


One Moment In Time

I like the Olympics. Winter Olympics/ Summer Olympics, I like them both. Why? I like to see personal triumph. Doesn’t matter what country that hail from. Of course I cheer on the USA athletes without question. I just love to see someone capture that one moment in time, when they were more than they thought they could be. The athletes train so hard to be the best they can be, and all for an unknown. It’s the epitome of the human spirit in my opinion.

3:56 of the video marks the thrill of victory. How many have been part of something like that? Btw, the pitcher for Team USA was Jim Abbott. He pitched in the Major Leagues later on and threw a no hitter for the Yankees in 1993. He was born without a right hand.

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USA Lands First Gold Medal In Olympic Games


This will make the gun grabbers unhappy I’m sure.

American shooter Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning.

Thrasher, 19, beat silver medalist Du Li of China in the final round with a total of 208.0, setting an Olympic record in the finals. Du finished with 207.0.