Avocado Errand


I saw stars Wednesday night. No, not the ones that twinkle in the heavens but stars that you see when you block somebody's face --- with your forehead!

   There I was playing Wednesday pickup basketball and going for a steal, when suddenly, the other guy shifts his whole weight towards me and Whamm! My vision is blurred and Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Strarry Night flashes before me. The other guy's agony forces him to recite very colorful expletives. (I had no idea he was such a gifted poet.) I see blood drip down his right eyebrow while I feel a lump the size of an Oreo just above my left eye. Later, we both agree accidents are part of the game. We "kiss" and make up. Then we play 2 more hours in throbbing pain.

   Why do men do this? Why do grown men insist on playing like High School kids? Don't they listen to the groans of their aching joints? Don't they realize the spring on their feet have turned into Jello?

    The eldest player in the group has been breathing for 68 years and he limps with a protective knee pad. Another senior is so fragile, he wears cushions like armor in every joint and cries foul every single night when he falls to the wooden parquet floors.

    I guess this is what separates the men from the women. Men Live for battle and women live for the malls. (Ooo I hear some sensitive outcries there). Wonder who's the smarter of the two? When I look in the mirror I think I know the answer. What a way to start the shopping season!

"As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone."
---Psalm 103:15

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Thanks to this week's winners:
Tom and Art of Pasadena, CA; Mike and Charlie of New York; Rey of Simi Valley, Don of Kewlona; Peter Paul of S Pasadena; Janette of Hong Kong.

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Avocado Errand
sent by Tom of Pasadena, CA

A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have avocados, get 6."

A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.

The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?"

He replied, "They had avocados."

If you're a woman, I'm sure you're going back to read it again!
Men will get it the first time.

My work is done here.

by Rey of Simi Valley, CA

Remember that KLM Airlines Lost & Found puppy video I showed you 2 weeks ago? Rey says it's just a clever ad campaign. Sorry about that.

Videos of the week: (click on the picture)

Weird Things That Couples Fight About
Contributed by Charlie of New York

Weird Things Couples Fight About

Funny? Yes. Real? You betcha!

2014 Jib Jab Elves Are Here!
Contributed by Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA

Job Jab Elves

OK. It's time to get busy sending your personalized Christmas email using the JibJab elves. I'm sure you know the old routine.

Roller Coaster Home Tour
Contributed by Janette of Hong Kong

roller coaster home tour

Even if you don't speak German, you can figure out that this is one unique Open House.

German Grocery Jingle
Contributed by Rey of Simi Valley, CA

Grocery Jingle

A different form of flash mob just in time for Christmas.

Electric Sports Car Powered by Saltwater
Contributed by Charlie of New York

Saltwater Electric Car

Hard to believe this is real. After all the other car makers have spent billions of dollars developing battery-driven electrical cars, the Germans have now unveiled their secret weapon --- saltwater driven sports cars! Goodbye gas. Goodbye batteries. Hello H2O!

10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman
Contributed by Charlie of New York

10 hours walking as a woman

You might have noticed beautiful women being harrassed in the streets. Watch this video and you'll see just how many remarks a pretty lady has to put up with in the streets of New York.

Seeing Eye Cat
Contributed by Art of Pasadena, CA

Cat helps depressed dog

Here's a video that shows an amazing cat and its friendship with a depressed Dog.

Sainsbury's Official Christmas Video for 2014
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

Cat helps depressed dog

If cats and dogs can get along (see above) can soldiers at war with each other do the same? Well this German video re-enacts a scene that supposedly happened during World War II. Sensible people are still out there to rekindle hope for mankind. Happy Christmas war is over! TGIF folks!


Hi Raoul,

Christmas in 1914 took place during WORLD WAR ONE , not WORLD WAR TWO.

But thanks anyway. That was when wars were still civilized and fought by gentlemen.


Rene of Riverside, CA

Hello Raoul,

How are you? Hope all is well! Can't believe that Christmas is just around the corner. Time really flies. Anyway, I watched a video earlier today which I think you might be interested - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8HP3yoCI1k.



You chose a winner Janette.

BTW, how are things at Occupy Hong Kong? Were you involved? I hear it’s fizzling out.

Sorry for the people.


Hello Raoul,

I am not involved in the Occupy Hong Kong, but my daily life has, unfortunately, been affected.

I'm not sure if you are familiar with the geography of Hong Kong. Hong Kong primarily consists of three main territories: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsular and the New Territories. I live and work on Hong Kong Island. My office is about 10 to 15 minutes away from my home by bus. When the Occupy Hong Kong first started, a number of main roads on Hong Kong Island were blocked by the protestors, causing serious traffic jams. One morning I was stuck in traffic for an hour and ended up late for work. Although some of the roads have now been reopened, traffic jams can still occur anytime without any reason.

Don't take me wrong. I do support democracy. However, what the protestors are fighting for is simply not something that I agree. They say that they are fighting for a universal right to vote. This is correct and this is indeed what the Chinese Government has promised. Nonetheless, the protestors go on to say that they fight for a universal right to nominate. That is simply wrong. No country, not even the States, allows universal right to nominate. Usually there is an election committee (or something similar) which chooses a number of candidates for the citizens to vote. That is exactly the proposal by the Chinese Government.

Sorry to be ranting. This Occupy Hong Kong has been going on far too long. Anyway, thank you very much for asking. I do appreciate that very much!

Have a nice weekend!


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