Saturday Surprise — This ‘n That

Once again you’ve survived another work week and it’s time to have a bit of fun!  Unfortunately, my fun radar is in the shop for repairs, but never fear … I found some fun from back in 2018 that I know will bring a smile to your face today! 

Our first story takes us to Scotland, where a young farmer, Bruce Grubb, was holding a housewarming party in his cottage.  Now, Bruce had some cows out in the barn who were ready to give birth at just about any time, so periodically he left the party to go check on the cows.

Bruce Grubb with cowsWhen Bruce excused himself to go out and check on the cows, he got the fright of his life, for as he shined his flashlight among the resting cows, he saw a TIGER!  Its eyes glinted in the light, and Bruce knew he needed to get help … and quick!  Bruce dashed into the house and called the local police who wasted no time coming to the rescue.  Well, they wasted just a bit of time, first contacting the local zoo to see if any of their tigers were missing.

Once at the scene, armed officers from the North East Police Division surrounded the place. And they waited for the tiger to move.  And they waited … and waited … and after 45 minutes, they began to think that perhaps something wasn’t quite right.  Now, why they didn’t shine a bright light, or approach, I don’t know, unless they were trying not to scare the poor pregnant cows.  Finally, though, one of the officers cautiously approached the tiger and found …

stuffed tiger.png

Yep, you got it … a stuffed tiger!  Talk about some sheepish grins.  And you can only imagine the ribbing the officers took from the online community once the story was posted on Facebook

“The farmer was very complimentary about the attending officers, summarised by saying “they’re grrrrreat!”

“Hmmmm never seen a real tiger with a seam up it’s back and legs.”

“Could’ve been a ‘big cat astrophe.”

Who knew that Amazon sells a giant  beach ball …

The Beach Behemoth Giant Inflatable 12-Foot Pole-to-Pole Beach Ball by Sol Coastal

Price: $95.96 FREE Shipping for Prime members Details

giant ball

One customer gained attention when he gave the ball only a 2-star rating and wrote the following review:

“We took this ball to the beach and after close to 2 hours to pump it up, we pushed it around for about 10 fun-filled minutes. That was when the wind picked it up and sent it huddling down the beach at about 40 knots. It destroyed everything in its path. Children screamed in terror at the giant inflatable monster that crushed their sand castles. Grown men were knocked down trying to save their families. The faster we chased it, the faster it rolled. It was like it was mocking us. Eventually, we had to stop running after it because its path of injury and destruction was going to cost us a fortune in legal fees. Rumor has it that it can still be seen stalking innocent families on the Florida panhandle. We lost it in South Carolina, so there is something to be said about its durability.”

And of course others had to jump on the bandwagon with their comments …



For the price, I think I’ll pass …

reading toon

And since I haven’t given you any cute baby animal pictures lately …

baby ant eater

Baby Ant Eater

baby dik dik

Baby Dik Dik

baby dolphin

Baby Dolphin

baby duck

Baby Duck

baby gibbon

Baby Gibbon

baby lemur

Baby Lemur

Jaguar cub

Jaguar cub

leopard cub

Leopard cub

And, thanks to our friend Roger, this one has been on my mind all week …


And that, my dear friends, is about all we have time for today!  I hope you found something to make you smile here, and I wish you a wonderful weekend.  And what would Saturday Surprise be without at least one song chosen from my own personal favourites?  Keep safe, be happy, be kind.  Love ‘n hugs to you all …

22 thoughts on “Saturday Surprise — This ‘n That

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    • I’m glad you found some smiles here today, Larry! I agree on all counts! Baby animals can always bring a smile, even on the worst of days, as can MacArthur Park! And the beach ball … what a waste of $100 bucks! More money than sense, apparently!

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  2. Jill, lots of grins. From stuffed tigers to baby anteaters and dik diks. And, one big beach ball. I am listening to your very good ear worm as I type this. My wife and I saw Jimmy Webb, who wrote “MacArthur Park,” all of Glen Campbell’s geography songs and “Up up and away” for the 5th Dimension, et al. Webb is not the best of singers, but he sure can write. His show was a tribute to Campbell who had Alzheimer’s. On this song, he coordinated with footage of Campbell playing a mean guitar to close out “MacArthur Park.” Campbell was an excellent guitarist as a member of The Wrecking Crew who performed on over two hundred albums.


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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the smiles, my friend! And really happy you liked my music selection! I don’t believe I had ever heard of Jimmy Webb, but he certainly wrote some great tunes! You and your wife have seen so many … I’m jealous! I well remember Glen Campbell, but had no idea he had performed on that many albums! I always learn something from you when the topic is music!


  3. That beach ball Let’s do some maths
    12 foot high ball. OK inflated that 12 x 12 x 12 cu feet = 1728. But as it’s a circular object and my maths knowledge isn’t cool enough to work out circulars , let’s round that down 1,500 cu ft.
    The weight of 1 cu ft of air = 0.0807 lbs. Which means 1,500 x 0.0807= approx 120.lbs, which is about the weight of 13/14 year old teenage girl (USA) or a 12/13 year old boy teenage boy.
    Thus in a typically careless adolescence, running off at even a moderate pace of 5mph they would cause a lot of unwelcome chaos, but being more compact would be restrainable . Something 12 feet in circumference moving in a random manner, including bouncing, probably best taken out by a harpoon, before it picked up speed that is (Of course they wouldn’t be able to catch the *@!# thing!)
    It would be an accident looking for somewhere to happen.
    Of course it would take two hours to blow up. Of course it would hurtle off.
    Jeez Louise….Now I don’t know if the review was a satirical one or not…..But only airheads would buy something like that, (as displayed by the model). And not think of the consequences. (Like the blowing away for a start)

    Super Cute animals by the way Jill.

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