Senin, 13 Februari 2012

A joke is a very serious thing


My part time job is tending bar aprivate club.  Mostly everyone who hangs out there knows each other prettywell.  There's a lot of playful banter and the more than occasionalpractical joke.

There are three televisions mountedstrategically throughout the room so that no matter where you’re sitting in thebar you should have a view of at least one of them.  the remote controls are available so that thepatrons can select whatever channel they want to watch. 

There is an ongoing prank betweentwo of the regulars where one of the guys changes the channel on the televisionthat the other guys is watching.

Its all harmless goofiness . . .just a couple of all growed up men acting like little kids.  It’s what they do and they do it quite well,actually . . . acting like kids.

On one occasion it got ugly.  An innocent bystander accidentally got caughtin the crossfire.

This unsuspecting innocent wassimply enjoying a NASCAR race while sipping his beer.

It was the final lap.  The lead cars were neck and neck . . . or bumperto bumper, as it were.  It was an intensemoment . . . it was anyone’s race.  When allof a sudden . . . **click** . . . weather channel.

This generally calm, low key guy freakedthe *&#% out! 

By the time the prankster got the channelback to the race it was all over.  The finalmoment of the race was passed.  Of coursethere was instant replay after instant replay displayed from every possibleangle . . . but it didn’t matter.  Thedamage was done. 

Needless to say the innocent victimwas not happy in the slightest. . . he started cussing and slinging insults.    For weeks. . . nay months after the incidenthe was not happy.  His ire remainedintact and focused.

The prankster made sure that theinnocent had a nice cold beer waiting for him when he came in and still he wasSir Grumps-a-lot.

Everybody was like . . . dude, letit go. 

He finally has . . . calm has beenrestored.  And the channel changing trickscontinue. 

  


Baked Chili Macaroni And Cheese

1 Lb Macaroni Pasta 
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
2 Cans Hormel Chili
½ Cup Bread Crumbs
½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese


Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9x13 baking dish.


Fill a small saucepan with water, and bring to a boil. Stir in the macaroni; boil until cooked but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well, and reserve.


In the same saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Stir the shredded cheese into the cooked macaroni. Then stir in the chili.  Finally, stir in the sour cream.  Spoon the macaroni and cheese into the prepared dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and 1/2 tablespoon cheddar cheese.


Bake, uncovered, until the cheese is melted and the macaroni is heated through, about 20 minutes.






A joke is a very serious thing. 

Winston Churchill

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