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1500 posts, 7 wacky blog searches, 1 inspiring quote. September 14, 2011

Posted by ourfriendben in Ben Franklin, wit and wisdom.
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Today marks a milestone of sorts here at Poor Richard’s Almanac: This is our 1500th post. Blog contributors our friend Ben, Silence Dogood, and Richard Saunders apparently just can’t shut up.

To celebrate, we’re giving you the best of our recent batch of wacky blog search phrases (the search engine terms that somehow land folks on our blog), plus, of course, words of wisdom from our hero and blog mentor, the great Benjamin Franklin. First the fun part! As always, search phrase in bold, our comments following:

peeling garlic cloves with hose pipe: We’d call that overkill. Silence prefers to just smash them with a wooden pestle. But no doubt a hammer or tire iron would also work in a pinch.

pressure canned tomatoes look bad: We recommend plastic surgery or, say, water-bath canning.

other names for buff orpington chicken: See if it answers to Jemima.

ben light green eyes/i want my mama: We’re really hoping these are song lyrics. And that we never have to hear the song they’re part of.

why did god create stink bugs: No doubt for the same reason He created rats, fleas, bedbugs, mildew, and bubonic plague. We don’t know what that reason is, but we’re going to have plenty to say to Him about it when the time comes.

what is college for: Clearly it’s the last chance to get the kids out of the house before they settle in and live off you for good. Go for it!

any amish recipes for funeral potatoes: We’ve certainly had our share of potato funerals around here—usually when we’ve left the potatoes for too long in our unairconditioned mudroom in high summer—but have never heard of funeral potatoes, Amish or otherwise. Silence promises to look into this in a future post. 

Moving on from the ridiculous to the sublime, would Ben Franklin have something to say to us, and to you, on this occasion? Well, Old Ben was certainly never at a loss for words! We three wordsmiths will give you one gem  from Ben, a fellow wordsmith as well as a man of action, to put our writing in its place:

“Well done is better than well said.”

So true! Yet well said may inspire future readers to do well, as Ben well knew. For all you past, present, and future readers of our Poor Richard’s Almanac blog, thank you for bringing us to post #1500. We love you!


1. pixilated2 - September 14, 2011

You do inspire, and from time to time cause spontaneous outbursts of laughter. BTW, I learn from you too. That trick with the tomatoes really works! I was hit with a bumper crop of tomatoes and placing them stem side down helped me to save them long enough to can them all (using the water bath method) lol!
Great job, glad I found you, keep going!
~ Lynda

Thanks, Lynda! And you’re certainly inspiring us (well, Silence, anyway) with all that tomato canning! It’s supposed to get cooler this week and we’re looking forward to putting up some spaghetti sauce of our own!

2. Joy - September 15, 2011

Congratulations !!!
That is an accomplishment so “well done” You(s) ? LOL
yes .. those searches have to make you wonder about this world of ours .. what is really going on ? and will we ever know ?LOL
Open some bubbly and celebrate : )

Thanks, Joy! Celebrating is a great idea! (I know Linoose would agree.) As for what inspires these blog searches, I’m not sure we really want to know…

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