Apr 30, 2020

APR. 28, 2020

Hello My Isolated Friends,

Another week has passed with the news on the battlelines pretty much in the same place as it was last weekend when I posted new stuff here. The race to find a vaccine for the deadly Covid 19 virus continues around the globe, the number of Covid cases (and sadly... deaths) continues to increase and - while most of us remain at home, distancing ourselves from loved ones - others are beginning to get antsy, claiming it's time to get back to work (we're talking you, wingnut mayor of Las Vegas.)

Compounding the sorrow, a senseless mass-shooting in rural Nova Scotia, left 22 people dead and countless mourning family and friends left to ask "why?"...something we may never truly understand. Our condolences go to our Scribbles friends in Nova Scotia.

With all that sadness, this weekend's edition of Scribbles may be more welcome than ever before. We've heard from many of our friends lately, all proclaiming how much they're appreciating the cheerful content on our site. In today's updates, we've included a selection of your compliments. What can I say? Flattery will get you everywhere as they say, and your praise is precisely what brings me back to the drawing board time and time again.

Since many of you liked the virtual visit to my new Simpsons Nook, we have another tour for you to enjoy. This time it's the rest of my home you get to check out...and you don't even have to wipe your feet or change out of those wrinkly old t-shirts and sweat pants you've been living in lately.

You'll find cool pix of our buddy Dale and his new stander and plenty of humourous posts as well, because laughter is the best medicine. We also have more stories of what our Scribbles friends have been doing while remaining at home and we proudly debut our scrolling marquee (text) at the very top of our sidebar section in honour of all our frontline friends out there.

Hope you enjoy it all!


Taking a Stand

You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself

Apr 28, 2020

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.

Ken Takes You on a Tour of His Home

About a week ago we debuted our video all about my new Simpsons Nook, now we complete our virtual visit with a tour of the rest of my home. Take a peek at where Scribbles is created and at where I eat, sleep and hang out in this revealing 3 minute stroll.

scribbles video....The Simpsons Nook

In case you missed it or simply wish to watch it again, here's our Simpsons Nook Video.

Words of Praise Make My Day

When it comes to what you see on Scribbles, we go to great lengths to feature stuff all about you. But this post is a bit different. This one isn't me sharing something you've done, it's me sharing what you thought of stuff I've already published.

Here's some words of praise from you about me

Thanks for your kind words everyone

Thank God It's Fry-Day

Here Kitty, Kitty...

When you’re feeling your worst, that’s when you get to know yourself the best

– Leslie Grossman

One Multi-Talented Girl

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens

The Kids in the Hall Returning

clockwise from top left, are Kevin McDonald,
 Scott Thompson, Mark McKinney, Dave Foley
 and Bruce McCulloch.

Amazon Prime’s revival of the Toronto sketch comedy troupe’s five-season series from a quarter-century ago will be seen in more than 200 countries and territories

The Kids in the Hall are reuniting for an eight-episode season of new material on Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime's first Canadian original series — if you want to call it "original," after the Toronto sketch comedy troupe's five seasons of their self-titled show on CBC and HBO from 1989 to 1995 — will be available to Amazon Prime members in more than 200 countries and territories. No release date has been specified.

Amazon's news release not only says that all five kids — Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson — will be back, but so will fan-favourite characters in this "continuation of the original show."

"We've been investing in Canada for several years and are excited to add to that momentum by making 'The Kids in the Hall' the first Canadian Amazon Original series," said James Farrell, Vice President of International Originals for Amazon Studios."Even after 30 years, 'The Kids in the Hall' has retained its brilliance and originality," said the show's former and returning executive producer, Lorne Michaels. "We are happy to be bringing back all of the original 'Kids' for the new series."

Since 1995 the troupe has reunited for several projects, including live tours, the TV miniseries "Death Comes to Town" and the theatrical movie "Brain Candy," but this represents their first return to exactly what they did to make them stars.

The Kids in the Hall formed as a stage troupe in 1984 and pushed the boundaries of comedy on CBC and HBO, doing sketches in drag and tackling topics such as religion, modern sexuality and suburban life. In a 2018 interview with The Canadian Press, several cast members said they were hoping to reunite for another project.

"To me it's a very similar time to when we were in our heyday — a very turbulent time, lots of social change, lots of political change, political correctness with a stranglehold on popular culture," said Thompson. "I think what people are waiting for is five white guys in their 50s to tell people what's what. Right, people?" he added jokingly.

   with files from The Canadian Press   

A Sign of the Times...

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it

– Olin Miller

A laugh a day keep the doctor away

Go Ahead...Make My Day

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere
 and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles

– Christopher Reeve

Apr 25, 2020

Fountain Fanatic

APRIL 18, 2020

An Anniversary to Remember

One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change

Apr 24, 2020

This Messy Sitcom is Truly Blessed

If you are a fan of Schitt’s Creek and you’re having anxiety because its come to an end, Bless This Mess may be the cure. The ABC sleeper hit sitcom is one of today’s funniest and most endearing series on the air, with a cast of characters you can’t help but fall in love with.

Bless This Mess follows the trials and tribulations of Mike & Rio Levine-Young (played by Dax Shepherd and series co-creator Lake Bell) a young couple who leave their home in the Big Apple for a new life on a farm in Bucksnort, Nevada. Mike inherited the farm from his great aunt, but it turns out the place is not quite as picturesque as promised. The farmhouse is falling apart, there’s no crops thanks to poor soil quality and there’s a squatter named Rudy (Ed Begly Jr.) living in the barn with his very vocal pet goat Theresa.

What makes this series work are the fresh storylines, hilarious writing and unique cast of characters. The residents of Bucksnort are zany & colourful and you can’t help but love each and every one of them.

Bless This Mess was originally created for Fox after the network purchased the pilot episode, but it ended up as a mid-season replacement series debuting on ABC in April 2019. Impressed by the ratings of the 6 episodes in season one, ABC ordered a full 19 episode second season for their 2019-2020 line-up. 

Surprisingly no major Canadian TV network has yet to purchase the broadcast rights to the series, making exposure to the hilarious sitcom outside of the US somewhat limited. You can purchase episodes from the iTunes Store and it can be found on sites that feature TV series and movies, even though they’re not legally supposed to (you know the ones we’re referring to.)

Bless This Mess airs Tuesdays at 8:30 pm on ABC

Apr 22, 2020

Apr 20, 2020

A Tale of Three Not-So-Average Joe's

When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top

Monkey Business

WOW! Our Scribbles friends are so talented & don't you just love the clever ways they're spending their at home time?

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, 
and your attitude when you have everything

They Really Love Lucy

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, 
never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again

– Flavia Weedn

Blast Off!

Aeitch's First Ever Video is Outta This World

He may be young but our pal Aeitch (pronounced "H") has just made an informative and entertaining video. Not only that...he uploaded it to You Tube so the entire world can see what he came up with.

Turning 8 years old next month, Aietch is currently into learning all about the solar system. He even has models of all the planets. Our young friend, who lives in St. Catharines with his mom Tammie, used his love of outer space to create his debut video all about the solar system.

You can get an exclusive look at Aietch's video The Planet Family Song below.

Great job buddy. We hope you make more cool videos soon.

contest results...

Storms Don't Last Forever

The Imaginative World of Our Pal Angela

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway. 
You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't

– Eleanor Roosevelt