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Bazza Kat

“Bazza-kat?!?” asked the Korean hairdresser as she tried to understand my sign language.

“Buzz cut! Buzz cut!” I said in exasperation. “I want a buzz cut!”

This was the 4th occasion I tried to explain how my wife wanted my hair cut. The previous 3 attempts, I thought she understood my instruction but to my disappointment, I didn’t get what I wanted. I could have told her to continue to cut till she got it right but I hated to spoil her “masterpiece.” It wasn’t bad really. I mean, I could live with it … I kinda liked it … well, actually I didn’t like buzz cuts. I liked what Miss Kim did.

But this time I wanted to please my wife. This day I decided to put my foot down … my head was literally on the line and it was hands down the obvious choice because of my thinning hair. (What a weird set of body part metaphors).

Fortunately, there was a bi-lingual Korean guy on the chair beside me and he explained it to her. He even showed her a downloaded photo and she seemed to finally get it.

So she started to “buzz” my sides away. But when she started combing my top, I realized what was really going on. Little Miss Kim had understood me even during the very first time I asked for a buzz cut. This sneaky lady really wanted to preserve my top curls at all cost. In her mind, I looked better with bangs. So I had to say “No! Enough! What you did to my sides, you do to the top!”

never went to sleep in 43 YearsSome people are so opinionated … so narrow-minded, that they refuse to listen to the other side. (Even when their opinion is about someone else’s property). No matter the facts, no matter the logic, they refuse to entertain other views. They don’t realize that the other person may be right. I should know because when I looked at my new buzz cut in the mirror, that person who liked the buzz cut was me. Be honest … is it you?

TGIF people!


Joke of the Week

Thanks to Naomi of North Hollywood, CA  for sharing this joke.

TGIF Joke of the Week: 3 Thoughts

Video: Holographic Whale

Thanks to Evie of Woodland Hills and Jeff of Pasadena, CA

Snopes says this isn’t real.

Video: Virtual Holographic Technology

Thanks to Naomi of North Hollywood, CA

Parting Shots

Thanks to Mel of Washington, DC for these two gags.

Parting Shots: Me in Heaven

Parting Shots: Gesundheit

Thanks to Don of Kelowna, B.C.

Parting Shots: Makeup Test

Thanks to Art of Sierra Madre, CA

Parting Shots: Better Plate

Thanks to Tom of Pasadena, CA for these last two jokes.

Parting Shots: Unattended Children

Parting Shots: Not a Drill


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  1. Tom

    February 6, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Thanks Raoul. Electric was out all night and the dark Silence was a refreshing change of pace. We are so dependent on electricity but the absence of it occasionally is refreshing for thought and Prayer.
    Take Care. Tom


  2. evelyn

    February 6, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Thank you Raoul. I always look forward to your Friday jokes.



  3. Lee

    February 6, 2021 at 4:24 am

    Wow! you blew me away with the two videos of the whale coming out of the floor of a high school gym and the woman speaking flawless Japanese. May that technology eventually get to people like me so I can speak in flawless Philipino or Chinese, or Hebrew, etc. What a day we are lining in. Thanks much! Wow!



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