Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jane Fonda Meets Stephen Hawking

Fonda plays a person suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease in — well never mind, go read about it for yourself, here.


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We have just added three new videos to the Leave Your Sleep section of the website from footage that was filmed on last summer's tour.  You can view performances of "The Janitor's Boy", "The Peppery Man" and "The Sleepy Giant". To enjoy the new videos visit the website:


This just in, forwarded from our friendly neighbourhood accountant; all of us farmers' wives will appreciate it:

Cletus is  passing by Billy Bob's hay barn one day when, 
Through a gap in the door,
He sees Billy Bob doing a slow and sensual striptease in front of an
Old green John Deere.

Buttocks clenched, he performs a slow pirouette,
And gently slides off first the right strap of his overalls,
Followed by the left. He then hunches his
Shoulders forward and in a classic striptease move,
Lets his overalls  fall down to his hips,
Revealing a torn and frayed plaid shirt.
Then, grabbing both sides  of his shirt,
He rips it apart to reveal his stained T-shirt

With a final flourish, he tears the T-shirt from his body, 
And hurls his baseball cap onto a pile of  hay.

Having seen enough, Cletus rushes in and says,
"What the heck are you doing,Billy  Bob?"

"Jeepers, Cletus, ya scared the  bejeebers out of me,"
Says an obviously embarrassed Billy Bob.
"But me'n  the Ol' Lady been havin' trouble lately in
The bedroom d'partment, and the therapist suggested 
I do 'something sexy to a tractor'."


  1. Thanks for the link to Natalie Merchant's web site Kate, lovely discovery for me.

  2. Huh! You really meant it in your title...I had anticipated something allegorical. Why were you reading Jane Fonda's blog? Do you think she writes it? I kind of liked her,except for the photos.

  3. I do think she writes it. Am I naive? Probably.
    I read it because I find it interesting. She lives a very different life from mine.

  4. That said, I don't read every entry on every blog that is in my lists here. There are some I only dip into once in a while. Others I check out the moment I see they've added a new entry (the name of their page, and the link to it, rises to the top of the list).


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