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THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!


I am happy to announce that I now have 200 followers of this blog. I know it’s a small number compared to other blogs, but I’m happy about it.

Thanks to all you new followers, and those who have been with me for the past sixteen months.

It’s not the number of folks who follow, but the quality of them. I can tell by your comments and faithfulness, that you are the cream of the crop.

I hope I can continue to meet your expectations in the months to follow.

You are the greatest!

Thanks again.

Posts Prevent Peoples’ Potential Progress


A young woman didn’t know that a festive photo of her holding both a pint of beer and a glass of red wine would lead to her losing her high school teaching job.

The 24-year-old educator posted the image to her Facebook profile, and after a parent complained, school officials told her she’d have to choose between resigning and suspension. She resigned.

If those same school officials were hiring and found a candidate with a similar photo shared on the social Web, it’s most likely that person wouldn’t even get an interview.

According to a new report, turning down young job candidates because of what they post on social media has become commonplace. The report, (On Device Research), states that 1 in 10 people between ages 16 and 34 have been turned down for a new job because of photos or comments on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social networking sites.

Ten percent of young people said they knew they were rejected from a job because of their social media profiles, yet 66 percent of young people still don’t seem to care that these profiles may affect their career prospects.

The majority of young people cater their social media presence to friends rather than potential employers, according to On Device Research.

Several U.S. states have created laws to protect employees from being fired because of what they post on social media. In January, six U.S. States officially made it illegal for employers to ask their workers for passwords to their social media accounts.

It’s unclear how many employers have demanded access to workers’ online accounts, but some cases have surfaced publicly and inspired lively debate over the past year. In one instance last year, a teacher’s aide in Michigan was suspended after refusing to provide access to her Facebook account following complaints over a picture she posted.

 

Hmmm…

We should all watch what we post,

Whether photos, comments or boasts,

Some employers are snoopers,

They seek out our bloopers,

When we broadcast them from coast to coast.

 

We may think we’re cool when we post things,

But they could hit us hard like a bee sting,

Competition is tough,

Some employers are rough,

So be careful when you do that spring fling.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

Another Thanks To All of You…


Once again, I want to thank all of you wonderful followers of Humorous Interludes, as well as those who drop in now and then to see what’s going on.

The best of everything to all of you…

Ron

A high five and a haiku for you…

A short note of thanks

For all of your great support

Life is very good.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR


HAPPY NEW YEAR  to all fellow bloggers in the blogosphere, in all hemispheres.

I trust that you survived another New Years Eve and all that it entailed.

 

I hope you got your new resolutions in order.

I have several private resolutions in the works.

My public resolutions include but are not limited to the following:

I resolve to keep writing this blog and other projects.

I resolve to do more posting this year.

I resolve to comment more on your posts.

I resolve to work harder and be more creative.

I resolve to publish several humor books which are in the making.

I resolve to promote my eBook currently on Amazon.

I resolve to have more resolve, to evolve and get involved.

I resolve to find time to rhyme.

 Hmmm…

We’ve come to another new year,

For some it’s a reason to cheer;

Three hundred and sixty five days,

To be spent in so many ways,

Let’s go forward without any fear.

Thanks,

Many blessings and  good luck to all.

A Great Big Thank You!


Once again, I want to thank all of you who are following my blog.

I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate it.

It’s folks like you that keep me creating and writing.

There are now over a hundred followers. I never imagined I’d ever get to that number.

I promise I will continue to publish this blog as long as I can, and as long as there is interest in it.

Thanks again.

A little poem for my priceless followers…

You guys are the greatest on Earth,

You follow my weird, wacky mirth.

I furnish the jokes,

For amazing folks.

There’s no way to estimate your worth.

Great Blogs Worth Checking Out


I just had to tell you about two wordpress blogs which I follow.

I highly recommend them. I ask you to recommend them as well.

I think they deserve a visit by anyone who visits Humorous Interludes.

The first one is travelingwithteddy. It’s at http://travelingwithteddy.com

If you like travel and food blogs, this is one of the best. It’s well written and has great photos.

The second one is ilovebritishtv. It’s at http://ilovebritishtv.com

If you like British TV, this is the blog to visit. It’s another well written and informative blog complete with appropriate photos. It highlights TV shows past and present,  made by Brits. in jolly old England.

This is Post Number 101!


It’s no joke.

I actually managed to do 100 posts before this one.

Thank you all for following and/or visiting my humble humor blog.

I couldn’t have done it without your support.

Here’s to the next 99 humor filled bits and pieces.

 

Today’s Blogger


Where are all the bloggers?

Here’s something to chew on.


This is a piece by guest blogger, Woody Brooks.

I met my friend Ralph again today. We usually meet every ­­­Sunday morning at a local coffee shop. We shoot the breeze over a couple of double mocha lattes and donuts. He likes the apple filled, I prefer the chocolate iced.

Ralph’s old and alone. He likes to talk, joke and poke fun at people.

Today, he was proud as could be. He flashed me the biggest smile I can remember. I couldn’t believe my eyes. His rather large lips parted like a stage curtain on opening night, only up and down, not sideways. They revealed a new set of dentures. Not the ordinary kind that you see in ads on television or in dentists offices. These baby’s were authentic Billy Bob teeth. If you don’t know what Billy Bob teeth are, look it up. You may like them too.

“They’re certainly eye catching,” I said.

“You’re right, Woody. I can’t keep the woman away from me since I started wearing ’em.”

“Really?”

“Cross my heart, it’s true. You like ’em? I mean the teeth, not the women.”

“Outside of the fact they look like a fence with a couple of boards missing, they’re all right. Do you actually use them, or is this another one of your put-ons?”

He laughed. “Put-on? Dentures? You like put ’em on? That’s funny.”

“Thanks, Ralph.”

“Guess where I got ’em?”

“I don’t know. Denture World, Dentures R Us? The Bass Pro Shop?”

“No. I got ’em at the dollar store in the Palmetto Mall. It’s the place with all the abandoned stores, except for that Dollarama, Spencer’s Gifts and Hot topic.”

“I know the place.”

Guess what I paid for ’em?”

I had to be careful. Ralph had a way with trick questions.

“You mean the women or the teeth?

“The teeth you idiot.”

“I’d say you paid about a dollar seven.”

“Clever boy, I thought I’d catch you on the sales tax. You’re too smart for me. Can’t fool college people.”

“You’d be surprised how often college grads get fooled every day by the government alone.”

“I hear you.”

“What  made you buy Billy Bob’s in the first place? You have your own set of choppers from that DDS in Winter Garden.”

“Well just between us, those dentures  never fit right. They were loose. They clacked like a duck’s bill. They made my eyes tear up whenever I bit into an ear of sweet corn or a hard nut. But, these Billy Bob’s fit just great. No clacking. No ducks following me around anymore. I can even bite into an apple like they do in those TV commercials about that Polident glue. And, they’re cheap. I bought a  dozen of them, just in case.”

“Just in case?”

“In case I swallow ’em, or sit on ’em or lose ’em, or something.”

“Swallow them?”

“You never know. I was a boy scout. I have to be prepared for anything.” He showed me another set of Billy’s still in their blister pack, and his official Boy Scouts of America membership card dated June 1st, 1942.

“Are you sure these are safe to put into your mouth?”

“Why wouldn’t they be safe, amigo?”

“They were made in China. There is a warning on the back which says these teeth should not be put into your mouth. There’s also a choking warning for kids under three. And, the teeth fall apart when wet.”

“Yeah, nice try, but I’m not buying any of that.”

“It’s true. See for yourself. There’s also a warning about lead paint used in the manufacturing of the teeth.” I gave him the package.

“Lead schmed. I like ’em, and I’m gonna use ’em. You can’t talk me out of it.”

We sat there for a while in cool silence, eating our sugar laden breakfast treats and sipping hot coffee.

Ralph sprung up from his seat. “Son of a…”

“What’s wrong buddy? You okay?”

“I just swallowed my Billy Bob’s. They dissolved like a sugar cube. I bet the hot java had something to do with it. I’ll probably die from lead poisoning. I’m going to sue this joint for everything they got, like that woman who spilled hot coffee in her lap.”

“Take it easy. Remember the warnings on the package? Your claims wouldn’t have a chance in court.”

“I think I’m going to be sick.” He ran to the restroom. Dozens of curious faces followed Ralph’s roaring rush.

Henrietta, the manager, came over to me. “Is Ralph all right? ”

“He’ll be okay. He just swallowed his Billy Bob teeth.”

“Not again. I warned him about them two days ago.”

I laughed. “When he comes out, tell him I’ll see him next week.”

For Ed, My Blog Brother To Be.


This a comment I made on the Aberrant Pen. It’s a wordpress blog at, theaberrantpen.wordpress.com. Sometimes I take things too literal. When two words in his post caught my eye, it got me to thinking, perhaps to aberrantly.

Ed, You must give me extra credit for posting a comment. It took me the better part of an hour just scrolling down to find this tiny box to write these few words. I found something most interesting, or is it odd? I copied and pasted it so I wouldn’t get it wrong. At the very end, or maybe just the end, (I’m not sure the word “very” really makes a difference), you said, “I’m all ears.”

I got to thinking of that statement, and I began to visualize your plight. After seconds of sobbing over it, I thought I would write this comment and brighten your day. Since you have no eyes to read it yourself, I hope there is someone available to do so. Maybe you can get one of those helper dogs, or a maybe helper monkey like Homer had on The Simpsons.

My, my you are, “all ears”. I take it that the photos of yourself you posted on your blog were taken before your terrible transition to “all ears”? Then again the pictures could be like the ones we find in a new wallet, or a photo frame at one of those shops which carry such paraphernalia. (I think it’s safe to categorize photo frames as paraphernalia. Do you agree, Ed?).

But, I’m getting off point. I would imagine being, “all ears” would qualify you to be in “Ripley’s Believe it or Not”, or perhaps in the “Guinness Book of World Records”. Then again, we might find you as the subject of those Mystery Diagnosis episodes on one of those cable networks. Check them out, they could bring you fame and  fortune, maybe even a cure after scores of transplant surgeries. Then again there is always the side-show at the carnival. Have you ever seen the show, “Oddities?”  You’d fit right in, my boy.

Then again, have you ever thought of starting an “All Ears” support group? Now that I think of it, that might not work. There would have to be others with your condition. I don’t know the stats on that, Ed. Perhaps you do.

Maybe you can do a post of what life is like being “all ears”. You can tell us about the trials, the challenges, the tribulations, your first date, what school was like, how you eat, how you go to the bathroom, is your car specially equipped just for you, what do you do when you have an itch, can you have children the natural way, stuff real people would like to know. I know I’d be all over that post like ear wax pressing on an ear drum, to use an analogy you must be familiar with.

Being new to blogging, I’m not sure how long these comments should be. I guess I’ll go now and leave you to your listening. BTW speaking of Lent, I think Saint Auria, is the patron of those who suffer from “all ears” syndrome. I’ll be praying for you, Ed. If you ever need Q-Tips, you can find me at ronyaroshauthor.com. I too have a blog called, Humorous Interludes. I’m all eyes. Maybe we should meet and collaborate?

P.S. I decided to follow your blog now. I have to know what happens to you. I’ll keep checking “Mad Magazine” as well.

P.P.S. ((That’s also a nasty thought. PPS?) I mentioned your blog in my blog, now we can be blog brothers like in the old west only we won’t use knives, just our sharp wits.

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