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This site is created by Jim Laprel; avid runner, comic and blogger. See my schedule below for my latest comedy appearances. Click on my blogs to see my latest thoughts on the New England Patriots and the NFL, as well as other aspects of life.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
                          Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher ( 604-531 B.C. )

New York City Marathon

Nov 4, 2018 at the 22 mile mark 

Doing a set at Strange Brew Tavern Nov 26, 2018

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Here is an interview I did with a local newspaper about my running.

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My blog: "All Pats Talk". Read the latest on the three time Super Bowl Champions and the rest of the NFL. Get an "outsiders" viewpoint. (click here)

 

  

                                                            Comedy Shows

 

No shows scheduled because of Covid-19. I keep this show as a placeholder

because the schedule was so difficult to format when I first designed this website.

 

Tues, Sept 1       Saydie's Restaurant

                          136 Cluff Crossing Rd   Salem, NH  7:30pm

  

  Random Thoughts About Things

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Loudest Night of 2020

Some people have been relentless with lighting off fireworks. They seem to like loud explosions.
 
I never enjoyed fireworks when I was younger. It wasn't my thing.
11:38 pm edt 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Need For Coins

The pandemic has created shortages of many products. It's still hard for people to find sanitary wipes.
 
Businesses and banks are saying there is a shortage of coins.
 
People were staying home for months and not putting their spare change into circulation.
 
The US Mint also decreased production for the safety of the their employees. 
 
 
10:20 pm edt 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

You Can't Publish Five Days

I have always enjoyed reading the e-paper edition of my local newspaper. I willingly paid the monthly subscription fee for seven days of the paper.
 
Covid-19 forced them to publish only five issues for the same price. I was ok with it at first, but always felt it would evolve to the current situation where I feel they have no plan to go back to seven days.
 
I have no problem with that, but they need to reduce the price of our subscription service on a prorated basis.
 
 
11:54 pm edt 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Don't Flip The Switch

The 11pm news had a story of a 29 year old mother who was struck by lightning in her home.
 
There was no observable damage to the structure. It probably happened when a tremendous thunder and lightning crash struck the electrical wires leading into he home.
 
At that moment, she was turning on a light before she saw a white flash. She had a seizure later on at the hospital.
 
How does something like this happen? What are the odds?
 
 
 
 
11:55 pm edt 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Put Down The Brush

I always enjoy looking at stone walls, especially ones that have been around for centuries.
 
A local business had a nice one along the road, but someone decided to paint it white.
 
I don't think stones or bricks were ever meant to be painted. 
7:55 pm edt 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Light Up The Sky

The use of fireworks is totally out of control across cities and towns. Police departments have been inundated with complaints from angry residents, but there isn't much they can do.
 
It will peak over the 4th of July this weekend, especially with public shows and displays.
 
A recent letter to the editorial page of the local newspaper said that communities should substitute laser shows in lieu of fireworks. 
 
This isn't really practical as people who attend fireworks shows want to see the real thing. 
12:29 pm edt 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

So Many Car Crashes

There are so many bad auto crashes these days. There is a cause for each one.
 
Is this a product of our crazy times? Are people just driving worse and not caring?
 
We have never seen this stuff before.
11:58 pm edt 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Masking The Water Issue

I just saw a story on the 11pm news about lifeguards being at state beaches. 
 
The reopening guidelines said that lifeguards must wear a mask at all times, even when giving assistance.
 
I assume they are allowed to override the order if they need to swim to save someone.
 
You really don't need to have a mask on when you're trying to do that.
11:25 pm edt 

Friday, June 26, 2020

They Clean Up

Some businesses are so specialized that it's hard to see how they survive. You must have a steady flow of customers to keep the revenue flowing.
 
While out for a walk yesterday, I noticed a store specializing in cleaning sneakers.
 
I wonder how long they have been there and how they do. 
 
11:52 pm edt 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Today's Walk In June

I had my car serviced today at my local Toyota dealership. I walked home and returned to get it.
 
Each way was less than two miles, but I saw so much on the streets.
 
You see a certain amount when your drive by, but the street view shows so much. 
11:53 pm edt 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Hot Days In Siberia

We have experienced extremes in the weather in recent years. Temperatures have fluctuated strangely in some places.
 
A place in northeast Siberia recorded a temperature of 100.4 degrees the other day. What really made this striking is that it happened north of the Arctic Circle.
 
The weather should be an interesting this summer.
11:36 pm edt 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

2020 In NYC

There is so much craziness going on in the world, especially in New York City.
 
The news had a video of someone throwing a very devastating piece of fireworks at a sleeping homeless person sleeping on the street. 
 
That was such an inhumane thing to do to anyone. 
11:48 pm edt 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Less Sun Going Forward

These are the longest days of sunshine because of the calendar. Daylight will only get shorter from this point forward.
 
At 8 pm tonight, darkness was not here, but will show up by the end of July.
 
Summer will pass by so fast, although we had one interesting spring. 
11:48 pm edt 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Playing Pool

The pandemic has shifted consumer patterns on various items. People are just starting to travel while others feel safer at home.
 
The sale of swimming pools has spiked because they don't want to go to the ocean or lake. They want to walk out the back door and have everything there.
 
A pool is never a wise investment to increase the value of a home, but it doesn't matter at this point. 
4:46 pm edt 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

It's Ok to Touch Indoors

A local outdoor farmer's market is opening for the season, but with restrictions because of the pandemic.
 
Customers must practice social distancing and will not be allowed to touch produce. They can only point it out to the clerk who will then bag it. 
 
This is contrary to indoor grocery stores where customers routinely touch the produce and nobody seems to be concerned. 
1:24 pm edt 

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