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Please, please, please, please, please, don't write and complain about my use of the word barf. BARF actually has a huge following. No, not that kind of barf. It's called the BARF diet and it's an acronym for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It's something some pet owners are pretty adamant about; feeding their pets (dogs mostly) only raw natural foods. In a nutshell, they're pretty anti-table scraps and anti-processed foods for dogs.

I no longer own a dog, so I haven't thought about the issue much in years. I think I probably agree with their basic premise, dogs don't naturally eat grain and veggies, which, as I understand it, constitutes a good portion of most processed dog foods and most table scraps. My only thought is they're going to a lot of trouble with their own recipes. My recommendation: if you want to put your dog on a BARF diet, go the easy route. Here's my list of no muss, no fuss BARF recipes.

1) Neighborhood cats. Any will do. Friendly suggestion: start with my neighborhood.

2) Neighbors. Any will do. Friendly suggestion: start with my neighbors.

Published June 27, 2010









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Gallons And Galóns

The history of the "Ten Gallon Hat" comes from the misunderstanding of the Spanish word "Galón". Vaqueros, Mexican cowboys, wore braided hatbands on their sombreros, "hats". The Spanish word for braid is galón. If a vaquero wore ten galóns on their hat, it was a ten galón hat, or a "Ten-Gallon-Hat".

And just in case you were wondering, Hoss Cartwright of the Ponderosa wore a ten gallon hat.

Published July 5, 2010










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Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.

Yogi Berra

Published July 19, 2010







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A Rule Not To Live By

Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.

Yogi Berra

Published July 27, 2010










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Bean Dip Wisdom

If it's a job worth doing, it's too hard.

Scott Adams

Published August 2, 2010








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What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much.
-Malcolm Forbes

Published August 9, 2010










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Intimately Speaking

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
-Orson Wells

Published August 16, 2010








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'Dem Bonz, 'Dem Bonz

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Published August 23, 2010









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Law Breakers

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
-C.S. Lewis

Published August 30, 2010







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Theo 26

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble,
you wouldn't sit for a month.
-Theodore Roosevelt

Published September 6, 2010










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Big Jake's

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
-David Brinkley

Published September 13, 2010







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My one purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.
-Jamie Zawinski

Published September 20, 2010










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Purple Man Speak With Forked Tongue

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
-Yogi Berra

Published September 27, 2010











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Leave It To The Professionals

If you're planning on meeting out any vigilante justice by burying someone up to their necks in sand, take this tip from the very popular TV show Mythbusters. They tested whether it was possible to successfully escape being buried up to the neck in sand. Team member Tory Belleci was buried in dry sand. Within five minutes, he was able to free one of his arms, and in eighty-six minutes he was able to dig himself out. However, when the other team members began dumping water on the sand simulating an incoming tide, the water collapsed the sand back into the cavities he was able to create. He eventually had to have help escaping.

So, what have we learned? It takes a pretty savvy person to successfully enjoy a career as a top notch torturer or a vigilante. Bottom line. Leave it to the professionals.

Published October 4, 2010










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Latin Lesson

Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
-Ronald Reagan

Published October 11, 2010







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It Smells Like A Good Idea

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
-Coco Chanel

Published October 18, 2010











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All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
-Lao Tzu

Published October 25, 2010






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We Need A Little R&R

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone
beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
-Ronald Reagan

Published November 1, 2010