Monday, January 18, 2016

Hooked On Swing Dancing

5 comments:

taminator013 said...

In the last few years I've cultivated an appreciation for swing music. The really bad thing about this is that every time I hear one of the most famous songs of the time I break out in uncontrollable laughter. Maybe this will make you understand why:

One day, Roy Rogers had seen a beautiful fancy pair of cowboy boots in the general store. It had fancy hand-tooled leather, with decoration that any cowboy would love to show off. Roy decided that he had to have that pair of expensive boots- and so, went out and risked his life capturing desperados for the reward money, headed cattle, broke broncos- anything he could do to raise the cash to buy those boots. Finally, after a lot of hard work- he had enough money to buy the precious boots!
Well, Roy was very proud of those boots- and all the cowpokes and townspeople stood gazing in admiration at his fancy footwear.The boots were Roy’s pride and joy…and then, one day, when Roy went into the bunkhouse where he had left them- he saw the beautiful boots torn to shreds! He surveyed the damage in the bunkhouse- and realized that a wildcat that had been reported prowling around the ranch had snuck into the bunkhouse when no one was there, and chewed up everything in sight- blankets, matresses, clothing- and, sadly- Roy’s boots.
Roy was furious- and word quickly spread about what had happened. The townspeople saw a resolute Roy head out into the far reaches of the ranch, intent on only one thing- finding that wildcat.He searched high and low, not stopping to eat, until just before sunset- he saw the vicious wildcat on top of a bluff. The cat saw him, too- and was about to leap at Roy, when the cowboy’s lightning-quick reflexes made him pull out his gun, and blast the animal! Roy had his revenge…and he hoisted the now inert body of the wildcat up onto his horse right behind his saddle. He rode back to town, and, when he arrived- the townspeople spotted him and his victim, and all said as one “Pardon me, Roy, is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?”

Sorry........................

Lisa Lane said...

That is funny as all get out! And...you are a cat lover?

Lisa Lane said...

Are you sure it' not Chatanooga Choo Choo and this...https://joecarr.wordpress.com/2007/05/24/pardon-me-roy-is-that-the-cat-that-chewed-your-new-shoes/

taminator013 said...

Cat's, dogs, you name it. I don't have any because I would probably be a bit remiss in their care. The good thing is that I get visits from the neighbor's cats when I'm outside and I get to play with a lot of the dogs that people walk past the house.

taminator013 said...

That's a pretty good version of the joke, too. When I worked in a gas station as a kid the manager, Scotty, would tell jokes all day long, keeping us in stitches. Most were pretty dirty, but the Roy Roger's joke is one of the few clean ones that I remember. That's pretty close to the way I remember it.