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Eerie Ear Extraction


Rep. Joe Garcia caught on camera picking his ear and eating it


A Florida congressman who was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 was caught on camera last week doing something that might have people picking differently when he runs for re-election.

Rep. Joe Garcia was at a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week when a C-SPAN camera appeared to capture him picking his ear and then eating what he had dug out.

In the clip, Garcia appears to look back down at this finger and then go back for seconds while Rep. Suzan DeIbene was speaking.

After getting some grief about the video, Garcia took to Twitter and blamed the whole thing on a hangnail.



A congressman picking his ear,
On camera so it does appear;
He picked some foul stuff,
If that ain’t enough,
He ate it without any fear.

A camera picked up his gross action,
To the congressman’s dissatisfaction,
It went on the air,
But he didn’t care,
About his constituent’s reaction.

Is that guy concerned about wax,
Or some legislative facts?
He went back for more,
While a speech he ignored,
Is he just a political hack?

He’s trying to get re-elected,
Even though he was detected;
Having a lick,
Of ear wax he picked,
Let’s hope that he isn’t selected.

© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
All rights reserved

For Ed, My Blog Brother To Be.

This a comment I made on the Aberrant Pen. It’s a wordpress blog at, 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 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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