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Because I’ve not guffawed in a while, and need to…


h/t Wirecutter

Variations On A Theme




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Just because we’ve not GUFFAWED in a while!  *:P tongue

Watch For Falling Rock

My Dad loved ARIZONA.  He was born in Rhode Island, and lived in Connecticut, but we moved out here for my Mother’s health (she had emphysema – better breathing) in 1955.  Obviously long ago (the air is much more polluted now!)

And we took many road trips to learn about our new State, it’s culture, geography and history.  Flagstaff, Tombstone, Montezuma’s Castle, Tuzigoot, Nogales, Horse Thief Basin, Tortilla Flat (yes, it’s a real place!)

falling rock

And, whenever we saw this sign during our travels, my Dad would always regale us with the tale of the forever-missing Indian, Falling Rock.


Of course, sometimes reality reared it’s ugly head…


We were never hit – heard a few clunks over the years, though!

Wirecutter – thanks for the memory flogger!

SO…You Think You Know Everything!?

Not so fast there, bucko!
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back
of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps.  They don’t appear until the child reaches
2 to 6 years of age.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one  hundred vocal sounds.  Dogs only have about 10.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would
never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an
average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never
stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and
“lollipop” with your right.

The average person’s left hand does 56 % of the typing.

The cruise liner,  QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that
it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a
chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence:  “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every
letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

The words  ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read
left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”:
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are two words in the English language t hat have all five vowels in
order:  “abstemious” and “facetious”.

There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on
one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise
it will digest itself.

There, now  you  know everything!

h/t Doc in Yuma

Missing Guffaws

Nope.  I’M not missing…

But, with all going on in the World as of late, guffaws on this blog certainly have been!

With that in mind:

who's on...

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Not long after Guffaw was born…

…in Phoenix Arizona  (okay, Avondale)…


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(Actually, I was born 3000 miles away, but this was happening in the Phoenix area shortly thereafter – Guffaw)

I found this photo in Shorpy’s, a terrific place for photos of history.  The clothes, the uniform, the staghorn stocks on the revolver.  The terrific street rod.  Frozen in time.  American Graffiti live!

The photo caption:

Phoenix in 1953. “Photographs show teenagers, mostly male, participating in the Maricopa County, Arizona, programs for teenage delinquent drivers. Includes boys working at Juvenile Farm; teens attending Attitude School; policeman with boys and their hot rods; teens driving on Phoenix streets.” Photo by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment “How to Tame Teenage Drivers.”

Kenny’s Drugs, 1926 Westward Blvd, Avondale, AZ.  I’ve no idea what the street name is today.  Attitude School.  Probably now prohibited by the ACLU. Looks like the wool Arizona Highway Patrol uniform – predecessor to the DPS.  Not in Summer – otherwise too hot to lean on the car.

The only thing missing was the Lucky Strike pack rolled up in a sleeve!

In Dire Need…

of some guffaws!  🙂

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In need of Guffaw-ing

In light of too much serious crap going around these days, here are some funnies…


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39% EVIL

My first run-’round the blogs this AM, brought me to the esteemed Borepatch.  He linked to a site alleging to measure EVIL!? (His site was 37%, up 3 percent from the last time he measured.)
I figured, what the Hell?  (perhaps, literally?)
Guffaw in AZ is only four months old.  I’ve tried to be a nice guy, and all.  What could it hurt? (famous last words)
The Gematriculator is the site in question.  I tested.

Guess I need to straighten up and fly right – more!
I’m sure it’s BLOGGER and Advertising – YEAH!  That’s it!

h/t Borepatch (I think)

"Round up the usual suspects."

In Loving Memory…