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Blacktail Deer vs Mule Deer

So, on Sunday June 22nd, I was having a conversation with my neighbor.  My neighbor is an interesting concept these days because of my extended camping trip.  My neighbor changes often, sometimes every day.  This particular fellow was extolling the virtues of Buddhism and the not-so-virtuous subject of California politics.  During the conversation he corrected me on something.  A misconception of my own, when he stated simply, “We have blacktail deer.”

From the forty-five minute conversation we had on Buddhism, politics and life, the one thing I took away from it is; California has blacktail or black-tailed deer.  Really?  I didn’t know such an animal existed.  So I looked it up on the internet.  Wikipedea, indeed, informed me that blacktail deer do exist.

Curious, I conducted a further investigation to see if there was a difference between a blacktail deer and a mule deer.  Unfortunately, the picture of the blacktail deer on Wikipedea is from the front and does not show the black tail of a blacktail deer.  Really people?  If your going to include a picture of a blacktail deer in an article explaining what a blacktail deer is, don’t you think it’s appropriate to include a picture of the tail?

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While I consider myself an expert on whitetail deer, I’m not a hundred percent certain here, but I believe the above picture shows a blacktail deer’s tail.

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While this second picture, taken in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, shows a mule deer’s tail.  The blacktail deer’s tail is similar in shape to a whitetail, while the mule deer has a white stem with a black tassel on the end.  Okay westerners, correct me if I’ve got it wrong.



So…how was your day?

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Human Sling Shot


A Cowboy and a Shepherd

A cowboy was out riding when he noticed a shepherd with a horse, a dog and a sheep.  He rode up to the shepherd and greeted him.  The shepherd greeted him back and the cowboy stated.  “That’s a nice lookin’ dog.  Mind if I talk to it.”

The shepherd replied, “Dogs can’t talk!”

The cowboy looked at the dog and said, “Hi.”  The dog replied, “Hi.”

Shocked, the shepherd stood by in disbelief as the cowboy asked, “How’s this guy treat you?”

“Pretty good.  I get lots of exercise, good food and a warm place to stay when we’re home.”

The shepherd, still in shock at his talking dog, looked at the cowboy as the cowboy asked, “That’s a nice lookin’ horse.  Mind if I talk to it?”

“Horses can’t talk!”  Exclaimed the shepherd.

The cowboy looked at the horse and said, “Hi.”

The horse replied, “Hi.”

The cowboy asked the horse, “How’s this guy treat you?

“Pretty good,” replied the horse.  “I get lots of exercise, he brushes me down at the end of the day, I get plenty to eat and have a nice dry barn to stay in.”

Lastly the cowboy asked, “That’s a nice lookin’ sheep.  Mind if I talk to it?”

The shepherd looked at the cowboy and said, “Sheep Lie.”




Hollow Point Bullet Recall


A Fisherman’s Philosophy

A sure way to get a bite on a slow day is:

Talk about changing spots

Prepare another rod while one is out

Lay your rod down unsecured

Go for a sandwich

Start to pull the boat anchor

Use the worst fly you own

Crack open your first beer

Crack open your last beer

Take notice of the chick on a passing boat, bank or beach

Watch others fishing

Start reeling in your lines at going home time

Give your fishing rod to a female companion or child to hold

When your landing net is out of reach

When you have cast your line over an obstruction

When your line has drifted into impossible weeds

When you turn to look at the sunrise or sunset

Decide that you need to take a leak

April 2020

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