Claycord – Talk About Whatever

August 8, 2014 20:08 pm · 258 comments


Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such as an earthquake), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

201 Connie Dobbs August 14, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Don’t worry, Monday. One day soon they’ll stop.

202 Silva August 14, 2014 at 9:37 AM

It can be such a blessing being older and a LOT less attractive sometimes.

203 Silva August 14, 2014 at 9:40 AM

You’re a LOT less likeley to go out with your underwear showing, too.

204 Killjoy August 14, 2014 at 11:19 AM


Oh cr@p. It’s only Thursday? Really? Ugh!

205 Silva August 14, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I adore absenthe. Love that band too, yes thank you!

206 Cat Wrangler August 14, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Best comment about trolls found in today’s New York Times:

‘To weed out such messages, Jezebel’s staff waded through the worst posts and manually deleted them — only to find new images from new anonymous posters at every turn. “It’s like playing Whac-a-Mole with a sociopathic Hydra,” the staff wrote.’

207 Antler August 14, 2014 at 7:20 PM

This one I learned the hard way because I made the mistake on a university term paper:

cancel …… canceled (rather than cancel …. cancelled)

….for the same reason that the correct spelling is

whisper ….. whispered (rather than whisper…..whisperred)

Despite the word’s frequently being misspelled as “cancelled” in this country, there really is a spelling rule :
If a word having two syllables and ending with a consonant also has its stress on the FIRST syllable, then the final consonant is NOT doubled when adding “ed”or “ing”.

It gets even more tricky in that the rule is not followed if one is adding “ation”.
(So correct spelling would be “cancellation”.)

Cool, huh?

208 Atticus Thraxx August 14, 2014 at 8:01 PM
209 Enfield303 August 14, 2014 at 8:17 PM


Boom goes the dynamite.

210 Silva August 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Antler, No.

211 Silva August 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

I think my brain exploded.

212 Antler August 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Silva… your comment!

My brain just about exploded when I saw the points deducted from my term paper because of my making that particular mistake, too. Since then I had to use the word professionally when dealing with changes to my students’ lesson dates, vacations, recitals, etc.. And every time I wrote it, I would remember that blasted red pen scrawling on my carefully-typed paper ….: “PLEASE, Miss (my last name)!”

Subject was Spencer, whose research and conclusions re evolution preceded Darwin’s. He “cancelled” a certain expedition, I wrote…..arghhhhhh.

213 VikingPrincess August 14, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I likey your sense of humor

Car porn..LMAO

214 Cat Wrangler August 15, 2014 at 12:09 AM

@Antler and Silva
It is “cancelled” in England, along with “grey” and “colour” :)

215 NoMail August 15, 2014 at 5:17 AM

On Saturday there has been no mail service for three years at Casa Coreo Station. Staples is not taking any postal jobs away on the weekend, they are making it more convenient to send packages then and on off hours when the Post Office is closed.

216 Antler August 15, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Cat Wrangler ….. Yes! (and thank you for adding the information about “grey” and “colour” as well). But when I politely and fervently tried to make the point about UK spelling to the professor, his reply was to ask me whether I realized we had won the Revolutionary War. (That was the ONLY red mark on the entire 20+ page paper, and admittedly both of us were on a perfection power-play pinhead…… but still. (sigh)

(That’s supposed to be the noise Snoopy makes.)

It doesn’t matter until it matters!

217 Antler August 15, 2014 at 5:50 AM

The wreck of an ancient Viking ship discovered in Memphis on the banks of the Mississippi River…….. please do tell us some more about it!

218 Cowellian August 15, 2014 at 6:53 AM

In with the first last of the week.

219 Silva August 15, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Antler, I get your frustration. I’ve often wondered if it all must be so perfect anymore? I hear many highly educated people these days using English grammer rather poorly,

Cat Wrangler, Oh YES, English English. It’s a whole ‘nother cup of tea. :) Good grief.

220 Silva August 15, 2014 at 7:15 AM

I unsurprisingly never heard of that Spencer before now.

221 Marissa August 15, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Last of the first lasts.

222 Small Quake near Claycord August 15, 2014 at 7:41 AM

M 1.9 – 6km SW of Antioch, California

2014-08-14 21:25:10 UTC-07:00
37.972°N 121.865°W

223 Howard K. Mullins III August 15, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Mrs. O’Reilly returned home from a vacation to France where she had taken a cooking class. She tells her husband Paddy she is going to prepare him a special meal and he is to go down to Sean’s Market and buy two dozen escargot, which she explains to Paddy are snails. Mrs. O’Reilly admonishes Paddy to come right home, no stops at the pub, because she wants to have escargot for dinner.

Paddy buys the snails and is on his way home but alas, his route takes him right by his favorite pub. Just one he tells himself. Well, perhaps another he says after having the first pint. The company is good, the tales are tall, and Paddy finds himself having three or four.

As Paddy heads home he realizes it has become dark and knows his lovely wife will be waiting and sharpening her tongue for him. As Paddy opens the gate to home the porch light comes on and he hears the door begin to open. Paddy empties the bag of escargot on the ground and says in a loud voice “Come on now lads! You’re almost there.”

224 Small Quake in Claycord August 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM

M 1.8 – 1km WSW of Antioch, California

2014-08-15 08:52:19 UTC-07:00
37.998°N 121.819°W

225 Killjoy August 15, 2014 at 9:58 AM

An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution.
His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed.

As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, ‘What time of night to be getting home is this? Where have you been?
Dinner is cold and I’m not reheating it’. And on and on and on.

Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.

While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband’s client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution after all.
Wright would not be hanged tonight.

Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go up stairs and give him the good news.
As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.
‘They’re not hanging Wright tonight,’ she said.

He whirled around and screamed, ‘FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN, DON’T YOU EVER STOP?!’

226 Killjoy August 15, 2014 at 9:58 AM

A young guy from Arkansas moves to Florida and goes to a big “everything under one roof” department store looking for a job.
The Manager says, “Do you have any sales experience?”
The kid says “Yeah. I was a vacuum salesman back in Arkansas.”
Well, the boss was unsure, but he liked the kid and figured he’d give him a shot, so he gave him the job.
“You start tomorrow. I’ll come down after we close and see how you did.”
His first day on the job was rough, but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down to the sales floor.
“How many customers bought something from you today?” The kid frowns and looks at the floor and mutters, “One”.
The boss says “Just one?!!? Our sales people average sales to 20 to 30 customers a day.
That will have to change, and soon, if you’d like to continue your employment here. We have very strict standards for our sales force here in Florida. One sale a day might have been acceptable in Arkansas, but you’re not on the farm anymore, son.”
The kid took his beating, but continued to look at his shoes, so the boss felt kinda bad for chewing him out on his first day. He asked (semi-sarcastically), “So, how much was your one sale for?”
The kid looks up at his boss and says “$101,237.65″.
The boss, astonished, says $101,237.65?!? What the heck did you sell?”
The kid says, “Well, first, I sold him some new fish hooks. Then I sold him a new fishing rod to go with his new hooks. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down the coast, so I told him he was going to need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a twin engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4×4 Expedition.”
The boss said “A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and a TRUCK!?”
The kid said “No, the guy came in here to buy tampons for his wife, and I said, ‘Dude, your weekend’s shot, you should go fishing.’

227 Silva August 15, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Priceless Gems! I really do wish I ould remember jokes. I never could.

Did anyone get to the stick last night?

228 Cowellian August 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM

It’s Friday, and we’re being double-teamed by Mullins and Killjoy.

Yeah, life is good!

229 Killjoy August 15, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Actually, the jokes I’m adding in here, are coming from my uncle. He’s been sending a joke a day for quite a while now.
Most of them are clean enough to repeat on here. Once in a while, they get a tad risque. ;)

230 Killjoy August 15, 2014 at 11:08 AM


Unlike my posting at #204, at least it’s actually Friday. :D

231 CHECK OUT THE NEW WARNING BUTTON August 15, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Because some people just like to whine…

232 Antler August 15, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Silva…..And the differences of pronunciations… Oh my, are they ever fun! My current favorite is the British pronunciation of “controversy”.
(They stress the second syllable.)

233 JET August 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Mayor – any update on the suicide attempt at Oakhurst last night?

234 August 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM

@Jet, unfortunately, the man passed away.

235 JET August 15, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Oh no :( will you be posting any other info about it on the site? Name/etc? So random…. wonder why someone would do that on the golf course of all places?

236 Cowellian August 15, 2014 at 2:04 PM

You made me go looking for that viking ship, but it looks like we were fooled:

237 Shasta Daisy August 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Mayor, thanks.
Prayers to his family and friends.
Too much saddness.
Life is so very precious.
Treasure every minute.
Be mindful.

238 Antler August 15, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Concordian, thank you so much for running that new to ground!

I have taken it down from Facebook and notified the person who first posted it to me. I can’t tell that anything about it is parody or satire… humor at all THAT I can discern. And to me, that makes it an outright LIE.

Apologies to all for my having been a part of spreading the mess!

239 Antler August 15, 2014 at 2:57 PM

*** “that news to ground”

240 Antler August 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM

As your reward, you get to be LAST!!!

241 KAD August 15, 2014 at 3:45 PM


242 Silva August 15, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Killjoy, please tell your uncle to keep ‘em coming! :)

You too Howard K. Mullins III! :)


243 Small Quake near Claycord August 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

M 1.8 – 2km WSW of Antioch, California

2014-08-15 08:52:19 UTC-07:00
37.993°N 121.836°W

244 Killjoy August 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Last! :D

245 Cowellian August 15, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Friday evening, at LAST!

246 KAD August 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Last again.

247 Killjoy August 15, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Yes, Last.

248 Killjoy August 15, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Last-ing impression.

249 Cowellian August 15, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Yeah, but my last was the most sincere (all of them).

250 anon August 16, 2014 at 3:19 PM

(atticus close your eyes) Steely dan tribute band in clayton park at 6 tonight. or so i’ve been told.

251 anon August 16, 2014 at 3:28 PM

oh good. i zoned out halfway through antler’s speeling rules. i’m not the only one.

252 Just Sayin' August 17, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Still doing 3,000 mile motor oil changes? Wake up! Most auto manufacturers are recommending 5,000 to 6,000 mile changes with conventional oil. Use a synthetic and you can double that. Also, a dirty Mass airflow sensor is the cause of many performance deterioration problems. It is relatively easy to clean (see YouTube) and that can save you big bucks.

253 Meteor? August 17, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Just before dark tonight, I was standing in Clayton, looking toward Mt. Diablo, and saw a bright light streak through the sky, with a tail behind it. Did anyone else see that?

254 Dr. Jellyfinger® August 17, 2014 at 9:49 PM

I saw it too. I had a hot date with Cha Cha but I cut out early & headed home when she started talking about the big “M”.
When I hear that I know it’s time to hit the trail.

255 What Security August 17, 2014 at 10:46 PM

With cop shootings around the Bay Area and across the country.
Thank God our Concord PD handle things professionally

256 Silva August 18, 2014 at 6:26 AM

anon, Thank you.

257 Shasta Daisy August 18, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Spacewalk, live…..NASA TV.

258 Whuzzup August 18, 2014 at 9:17 AM

I don’t know aboutchu #255, but I could use a new 52″ flat screen TV

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