Fun, Amazing, Etc.

This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to http://andyrbunch.weebly.com/. Here are links to first two books http://goo.gl/iHP1i and http://goo.gl/kK13W

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Just for Fun!

The good old days?

THE YEAR 1909


The year is 1909.
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1909 :

************ ********* *********

The average life expectancy was 47 years.

fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only


Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.


Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone..


There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles

Of paved roads.


The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.


The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!


The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.


The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year ..


A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .


Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which

Were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '


Sugar cost four cents a pound.


Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen..


Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.


Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used

Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.


Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from

Entering into their country for any reason.


Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke


The American flag had 45 stars.


The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!


Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea Hadn't been invented yet.


There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day..

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school..




Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health'

( Shocking? DUH! )


Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.


There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A.!

Plus one more sad thought; 95 percent of the taxes we have now did not exist in 1909

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Future of Computing

For those of you who know me, you are abundantly aware of my need to rail on about the direction computers of been going. I have patently disagreed with how technology has been implemented, especially when it comes to hand held devices. I believe most scientists would be nowhere without science fiction authors like myself because, while they have the imagination to dream where they can go with new discoveries they lack the editors imagination to ask what purpose it serves.

Since most of you are sick of me railing on about cell phones I'll pick an example from the history books. There was a time in this country when a person could go into a movie theater and watch a film while breathing in laughing gas from a mask, so as to enhance the viewing experience. It was a short run fad of the roaring 20's. At the same time, just down the road someone would be having a tooth pulled with no pain-killers at all. The real use of the gas was not yet imagined. There's dozens of examples, from the solid state (digital) watch to post-it notes.

So here we are with ever more sophisticated cell phones and we aren't scratching the surface of what we can do with existing technology because people aren't asking themselves the important questions like; how can we eliminate the learning curve on this device? or how can this device be integrated with our lifestyle to bring the right information at the right time?

The answer is...well I'll stop writing about it and just show you, because this guy did it. Take a look.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Romantic Nerds!



Don't forget to come on by Mugs Coffee shop today (Saturday), and meet the Llama. Yep you heard me!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Steve Martin on the Banjo?

Despite the appearance of Paul Schafer this still worth viewing. Is there anything Steve Martin can't do? Try reading one of his books some time. They're great.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

3 Ways to Fail...

...your drunk driving test!

video

Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily News Newspaper
in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100.
The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.
The next morning the farmer drove up and said,
"Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night."



Curtis & Leroy replied, "Well, then just give us our money back."

The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule."

The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule?"

Curtis said, "We gonna raffle him off."

The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!"

Leroy said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"
A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the
Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked. "What'd you fellers ever do
with that dead mule?"
They said, "We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."

Leroy said,"Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and
made a profit of $898."

The farmer said,"My Lord, didn't anyone complain?"


Curtis said, "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him
his two dollars back."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Joke that will Offend Someone I'm Sure...

I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, government health care, real estate prices, the stock market, the federal deficit, Iraq,Afghanistan, global warming, my savings, Social Security, credit card debt......

I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan , told them I was suicidal.

They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.....

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lazy Mom Pic


You gotta see it to believe it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Prisoners

I wonder where they filmed this one because I don't think you'd find that many people willing to help keep someone locked up in my town. Watch and then tell me what you think at sufferingrancor.info

Friday, December 11, 2009

Amazing High Dive

This is something out of my nightmares. 130 feet. I've watched this kind of thing before but it just hit home how nutty you have to be to do this.



Check out "Suffering Rancor," if you want to read an amazing book.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winter Joke 2009

I like this one. Remember, "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch is a great gift idea for the Fantasy Fan in your life.

On a bitterly cold winters morning a husband and wife in
Dublin were listening to the radio during breakfast.

They heard the announcer Say, "We are going to have 8 to 10
inches of snow today. You must park your car on the
even-numbered side of the street, so the Snowplows can get
through.

"So the good wife went out and moved her car.

A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the
radio announcer said, "We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of
snow today.

You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the
street, so the snowplows can get through. "The good wife
went out and moved her car again.

The next week they are again having breakfast, when the
radio announcer says, "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of
snow today. You must park ...." Then the electric power went
out …

The good wife was very upset, and with a worried look on her
face she said, "I don't
know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park
on so the snowplows can get through?"

Then with the love and understanding in his voice that all
men who are married exhibit, the husband replied, "Why don't
you just leave the car in the garage this time."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Funniest Christmas Decoration Ever



Original Text Below:

"Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever.Great stories. But two things made me take it down.

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard."

My thanks to http://shorterandsweeter.blogspot.com/2009/12/greatest-christmas-decoration-ever.html

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Amazing Book Sponsor




We've been getting questions, like why does a fantasy book sponsor a web blog about funny or amazing stuff. The easy answer is that it's an amazing book.

In "Suffering Rancor," Andy R. Bunch, has created a world that is rich and unique, yet not entirely unfamiliar. It pulls readers through cinematic scenes with realist characters at a roller-coaster pace. Seldom does a book take on such epic themes and still remain packed with action. This book will resonate with your heart and rock your view of reality.

But "Suffering Rancor," is amazing in another way. Just as there is a growing Indie Music and Movie genre, there is fast becoming an Indie Book genre. Groups like Bizzarro Press of Portland, OR. have grabbed a sizable market catering to the kinds of books that didn't have a wide enough appeal to interest the five big imprints. Now that the work is out there, of course, the fandom grows and so do sales.

While Suffering Rancor isn't as far out of the mainstream in its story line, the author chose a method of publication that would allow him to produce and promote the book in unique ways. For example Andy was able to pick his own cover artist and include 20 images internally. That's where artist Corey Pennington comes in.

Working together to give more visual effect to the story provides readers a better experience--similar to the way graphic novels aid in story telling. Rumors abound that Suffering Rancor will see its day as a graphic novel, which is another option thanks to the unique Indie publishing style. Corey and Andy are also planning a limited run of 100 books which are completely hand crafted. Each one will be slightly different with saddle stitched spines, leather or wood binding, and unique hand drawn internal art. Imagine buying a book that came with collected artifacts from a world that exists only in the mind of its creators. Now you are getting a taste for the vision of this amazing novel.

A third truly unique thing about Suffering Rancor is how the creators are choosing to promote the book. This blog for one, but also in local signings. The book debuted in Paul's Elbow Room which is a downtown Vancouver fixture. Much of the book was written in the downtown Denny's which has since been torn down, or coffee shops around Vancouver and Portland. Both Corey and Andy are firm in their desire to preserve the books connection to the P-town and Vantucky area, and to the Pacific NW. While not shunning the many wonderful, local book stores, both Corey and Andy want to reach an audience that doesn't read a lot of books or spend much time appreciating art. They believe this book can entertain even the modern ADHD crowd.

A typical book signing for these two is a party. They like to involve local musicians, and hit local art events like last Thursday, and First Friday. They spend their marketing budget on local providers like Sparkfire Agency, and Cara Cottingham's Shameless Productions Radio show on Koug.fm.

"Suffering Rancor," is available through:
Barnes and Noble.com
Amazon.com
iUniverse.com

or on the shelf at:
Barnes and Noble Janzen Beach
Mugs Coffee in Hazel Dell
Angst Gallery on Main Street
Jitterbug Coffee

Or come to there next scheduled signing at First Friday;
Vancouver's First Friday Artwalk featuring Dancing in the Street
Friday, September 4th from 5:00 - 9:00pm
As always, admission is free!

Dance your way through Artwalk. Main Street will be closed from 7th to 11th for dancing in the street. Starting at 5:00 enjoy Swing, Cumbia, Zydeco, Ballroom and more. Shops will be open and our local restaurants will be serving outside. It's Artwalk with a whole new twist!

* Seven galleries to explore.
* Admission is Free.
* Turtle Place at Main and 7th: Learn Zydeco with Cascade Zydeco and refresh yourself at Burgerville's new mobile kitchen, the Nomad, and the Tin Cantina.
* Main and 7th: El Parral hosts Cumbia - it's Salsa, but better.
* Main and 8th: Vancouver Ballroom brings Swing to Main Street.
* Main and 9th: Arthur Murray will demonstrate all types of dance and the band "There She Goes" plays music live!
* Main and 11th: Enjoy the Mountain View High School Jazz Band.




For more writing by Andy R. Bunch visit Shortstorysby:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Amazing Fantasy Novel




We've been getting questions, like why does a fantasy book sponsor a web blog about funny or amazing stuff. The easy answer is that it's an amazing book.

In "Suffering Rancor," Andy R. Bunch, has created a world that is rich and unique, yet not entirely unfamiliar. It pulls readers through cinematic scenes with realist characters at a roller-coaster pace. Seldom does a book take on such epic themes and still remain packed with action. This book will resonate with your heart and rock your view of reality.

But "Suffering Rancor," is amazing in another way. Just as there is a growing Indie Music and Movie genre, there is fast becoming an Indie Book genre. Groups like Bizzarro Press of Portland, OR. have grabbed a sizable market catering to the kinds of books that didn't have a wide enough appeal to interest the five big imprints. Now that the work is out there, of course, the fandom grows and so do sales.

While Suffering Rancor isn't as far out of the mainstream in its story line, the author chose a method of publication that would allow him to produce and promote the book in unique ways. For example Andy was able to pick his own cover artist and include 20 images internally. That's where artist Corey Pennington comes in.

Working together to give more visual effect to the story provides readers a better experience--similar to the way graphic novels aid in story telling. Rumors abound that Suffering Rancor will see its day as a graphic novel, which is another option thanks to the unique Indie publishing style. Corey and Andy are also planning a limited run of 100 books which are completely hand crafted. Each one will be slightly different with saddle stitched spines, leather or wood binding, and unique hand drawn internal art. Imagine buying a book that came with collected artifacts from a world that exists only in the mind of its creators. Now you are getting a taste for the vision of this amazing novel.

A third truly unique thing about Suffering Rancor is how the creators are choosing to promote the book. This blog for one, but also in local signings. The book debuted in Paul's Elbow Room which is a downtown Vancouver fixture. Much of the book was written in the downtown Denny's which has since been torn down, or coffee shops around Vancouver and Portland. Both Corey and Andy are firm in their desire to preserve the books connection to the P-town and Vantucky area, and to the Pacific NW. While not shunning the many wonderful, local book stores, both Corey and Andy want to reach an audience that doesn't read a lot of books or spend much time appreciating art. They believe this book can entertain even the modern ADHD crowd.

A typical book signing for these two is a party. They like to involve local musicians, and hit local art events like last Thursday, and First Friday. They spend their marketing budget on local providers like Sparkfire Agency, and Cara Cottingham's Shameless Productions Radio show on Koug.fm.

"Suffering Rancor," is available through:
Barnes and Noble.com
Amazon.com
iUniverse.com

or on the shelf at:
Barnes and Noble Janzen Beach
Mugs Coffee in Hazel Dell
Angst Gallery on Main Street
Jitterbug Coffee

Or come to there next scheduled signing at First Friday;
Vancouver's First Friday Artwalk featuring Dancing in the Street
Friday, September 4th from 5:00 - 9:00pm
As always, admission is free!

Dance your way through Artwalk. Main Street will be closed from 7th to 11th for dancing in the street. Starting at 5:00 enjoy Swing, Cumbia, Zydeco, Ballroom and more. Shops will be open and our local restaurants will be serving outside. It's Artwalk with a whole new twist!

* Seven galleries to explore.
* Admission is Free.
* Turtle Place at Main and 7th: Learn Zydeco with Cascade Zydeco and refresh yourself at Burgerville's new mobile kitchen, the Nomad, and the Tin Cantina.
* Main and 7th: El Parral hosts Cumbia - it's Salsa, but better.
* Main and 8th: Vancouver Ballroom brings Swing to Main Street.
* Main and 9th: Arthur Murray will demonstrate all types of dance and the band "There She Goes" plays music live!
* Main and 11th: Enjoy the Mountain View High School Jazz Band.




For more writing by Andy R. Bunch visit Shortstorysby:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Funny Cop Humor

Those of you who know me know that I used to respect the police a lot. Well I've had them let me down a couple times when I called 911 out to my place so now I'm not happy with VPD. Please enjoy the video.



Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

FUN Stairs--Fun Theory



I agree with the fun theory. One of the things I enjoy most is a cup of coffee and a good novel. If you have any ideas where we should hold our next book signing send me an email at sirbunch at myspace.com. Have an awesome day.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Comedian - very funny

Don't forget about the Book Signing of Suffering Rancor tomorrow night around 5pm at Dolce Gelato. It's easy to find, just drive South on Franklin from Mill Plain and when you hit a dead end (8th street)turn left toward Esther Short Park. Dolce Gelato is on the right. You never know how much fun you're missing if you don't come.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Late Night Jokes


If you get the chance come down and join author Andy R. Bunch and Illustrator Corey Pennington at Dulce Gelato next to Esther Short Park downtown Vancouver. We'll be signing "Suffering Rancor" and listening to live music as we drink coffee and kibitz (whatever that means.) We've been having great turn outs at every signing and even if you have a signed book its a great way to blow off the steam of a hard week. Did I mention the great Italian Ice-cream and Dulce Belle Baristas? There will be something there to tantalize all your senses. Ooohwah!

Jay Leno:
● Congratulations to President Obama and first lady Michelle. They celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary this week. After their anniversary dinner President Obama took Michelle back to the White House for a romantic evening, which is the first time since he took office that he has been able to close the deal.

● David Letterman was a victim of extortion this week. I also had the same problem recently. A producer from “Dateline NBC” tried to blackmail me, but luckily no one watches NBC.

Conan O'Brien:
● This weekend, President Obama is going to speak to the nation’s largest gay rights group, and members of the group are upset that he hasn’t kept his campaign promises to them. However, the gay rights group says all will be forgiven if Obama makes the speech shirtless.

● The 2009 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists: a 79-year-old, a 75-year-old, and an 85-year-old. They received the award for successfully programming a VCR.

● A cruise ship is going to retrace the path of the Titanic and will feature the original food and activities Titanic passengers took part in. The activities include sinking and drowning.

Late Show Top Ten:

Top Ten Signs You're Dealing With A Bad Cryonic Preservation Company

10. It's called "Cryonics 'N Things"
9. Cold storage room is kept at 74 degrees
8. At Christmas party, you find grandpa's head chilling the eggnog
7. Motto: "If we don't bring you back to life . . . what are you going to do about it?"
6. "State-of-the-art freezer" is an Igloo cooler in backseat of owner's Hyundai
5. Every now and then, the body of Karl Malden wakes up and eats someone
4. From inside the storage pods, you hear faint cries for help
3. Rated last in "Cryonic Preservation Weekly"
2. For fun, technicians dress bodies to reenact this week's "Mad Men"
1. Representative answers all your questions with "Huh?"

● The Supreme Court is in session for the new year. It was Sonia Sotomayor’s first day. They did a little rookie hazing — Justice Roberts glued her gavel to the desk.

Late Late with Craig Furgeson:
● The group Kiss has a new album out. Some people have never seen an album, so I’ll explain: It’s a flat vinyl disc that goes on a record player, and a toucan on the side of the record player drops his beak into the groove, and everyone dances the jitterbug.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

● Former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul was in the audience of “Dancing with the Stars” last night. She was there because she’s homeless.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

● President Obama gave a talk to members of the House and Senate today about options for the war in Afghanistan. The title of his speech was “Any ideas? Cause I’ve got nothing.”

● A new study says that the city with the smartest residents in the U.S. is Raleigh, N.C., followed by San Francisco, Boston, and Minneapolis. The study ranked America’s smartest from one to 55. Fresno, Calif., came in 55th. The mayor of Fresno was like "That's great, but who came in last?”

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Repost: Amazing Book!




We've been getting questions, like why does a fantasy book sponsor a web blog about funny or amazing stuff. The easy answer is that it's an amazing book.

In "Suffering Rancor," Andy R. Bunch, has created a world that is rich and unique, yet not entirely unfamiliar. It pulls readers through cinematic scenes with realist characters at a roller-coaster pace. Seldom does a book take on such epic themes and still remain packed with action. This book will resonate with your heart and rock your view of reality.

But "Suffering Rancor," is amazing in another way. Just as there is a growing Indie Music and Movie genre, there is fast becoming an Indie Book genre. Groups like Bizzarro Press of Portland, OR. have grabbed a sizable market catering to the kinds of books that didn't have a wide enough appeal to interest the five big imprints. Now that the work is out there, of course, the fandom grows and so do sales.

While Suffering Rancor isn't as far out of the mainstream in its story line, the author chose a method of publication that would allow him to produce and promote the book in unique ways. For example Andy was able to pick his own cover artist and include 20 images internally. That's where artist Corey Pennington comes in.

Working together to give more visual effect to the story provides readers a better experience--similar to the way graphic novels aid in story telling. Rumors abound that Suffering Rancor will see its day as a graphic novel, which is another option thanks to the unique Indie publishing style. Corey and Andy are also planning a limited run of 100 books which are completely hand crafted. Each one will be slightly different with saddle stitched spines, leather or wood binding, and unique hand drawn internal art. Imagine buying a book that came with collected artifacts from a world that exists only in the mind of its creators. Now you are getting a taste for the vision of this amazing novel.

A third truly unique thing about Suffering Rancor is how the creators are choosing to promote the book. This blog for one, but also in local signings. The book debuted in Paul's Elbow Room which is a downtown Vancouver fixture. Much of the book was written in the downtown Denny's which has since been torn down, or coffee shops around Vancouver and Portland. Both Corey and Andy are firm in their desire to preserve the books connection to the P-town and Vantucky area, and to the Pacific NW. While not shunning the many wonderful, local book stores, both Corey and Andy want to reach an audience that doesn't read a lot of books or spend much time appreciating art. They believe this book can entertain even the modern ADHD crowd.

A typical book signing for these two is a party. They like to involve local musicians, and hit local art events like last Thursday, and First Friday. They spend their marketing budget on local providers like Sparkfire Agency, and Cara Cottingham's Shameless Productions Radio show on Koug.fm.

"Suffering Rancor," is available through:
Barnes and Noble.com
Amazon.com
iUniverse.com

or on the shelf at:
Barnes and Noble Janzen Beach
Mugs Coffee in Hazel Dell
Angst Gallery on Main Street
Jitterbug Coffee

Or come to there next scheduled signing at First Friday;
Vancouver's First Friday Artwalk featuring Dancing in the Street
Friday, September 4th from 5:00 - 9:00pm
As always, admission is free!

Dance your way through Artwalk. Main Street will be closed from 7th to 11th for dancing in the street. Starting at 5:00 enjoy Swing, Cumbia, Zydeco, Ballroom and more. Shops will be open and our local restaurants will be serving outside. It's Artwalk with a whole new twist!

* Seven galleries to explore.
* Admission is Free.
* Turtle Place at Main and 7th: Learn Zydeco with Cascade Zydeco and refresh yourself at Burgerville's new mobile kitchen, the Nomad, and the Tin Cantina.
* Main and 7th: El Parral hosts Cumbia - it's Salsa, but better.
* Main and 8th: Vancouver Ballroom brings Swing to Main Street.
* Main and 9th: Arthur Murray will demonstrate all types of dance and the band "There She Goes" plays music live!
* Main and 11th: Enjoy the Mountain View High School Jazz Band.




For more writing by Andy R. Bunch visit Shortstorysby:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

View of Mt. Rushmore from Canada


Hey, come get your copy of "Suffering Rancor," signed by author Andy R. Bunch and Illustrator Corey Pennington at a book signing this First Friday, downtown Vancouver. We'll be Singing books inside--no rain, woo hooo! -- next long time supporter Angst Gallery. Thank you Lea!!

Next Friday we'll be signing at Dolce Gelato:
Time: To be announced.
535 W. 8th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 567-1011

Friday, September 25, 2009

Joke: the Ministers Cat



Don't forget to buy your copy of "Suffering Rancor," now with more cats--just kidding.

The Minister's cat.

This particular story just made me laugh. Every time I think about it, the
vision of that poor cat just amuses me to no end. Hope the story leaves a
bright spot in your day.

Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the Minister of his church.

He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid
to come down. The Minister coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty would
not come down.

The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the Minister decided that if he
tied a rope to his car and pulled it until the tree bent down, he could then
reach up and get the kitten.

That's what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car. He then
figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be bent
sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved the car a little
further forward, the rope broke.

The tree went 'bong!' and the kitten instantly sailed through the air - out
of sight.

The Minister felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking
people if they'd seen a little kitten. No. Nobody had seen a stray kitten.

So he prayed, 'Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping,' and went on
about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church
members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see
cat food.

This woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, "Why are
you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?' She replied, 'You won't
believe this,' and then told him how her little girl had been begging her
for a cat, but she kept refusing.

Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally told
her little girl, 'Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it.' She
told the pastor, 'I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees,
and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw
it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with
its paws outspread, and landed right in front of her.'


Lesson learned: Never underestimate the Power of God and His unique sense
of humor!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009



Don't Forget to Check out SufferingRancor.info and buy your copy of "Suffering Rancor," the fantasy adventure book that's winning new fans across America every day.

These two look a little CG'ed to me but I'll let you be the Judge.



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jokes-From Late Night TV

The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brian.

● Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is coming to New York to address the United Nations, but many restaurants say they won’t serve him. You can tell which ones because their signs read, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Holocaust, No Service.”

The Jay Leno Show

● Iranian President Mahmoud “I’m-a-Nutjob” is coming to New York this week. After he arrives, he’s driving his own cab in from the airport.

The Late Show with David Letterman

● President Obama is appearing on the show. I haven’t seen him since he invited me and Sarah Palin down to the White House for a beer.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

● Scientists have figured out that shower heads may harbor dangerous bacteria. To which the French replied, “We have known all along . . . that’s why we import them — to make cheese.”

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Short Safari Story


I laughed so much at this picture. I hope you enjoy it too. As always our sponsor is the fantasy adventure, "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch illustrated by Corey Noel Pennington. "Suffering Rancor" is now available at Cover to Cover Books in downtown Vancouver, WA. (1817 Main St. 98660) The sufferingrancor.info site is looking much better so check it out as well.

Check out more of Andy's favorite books at Shelfari.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Another Amazing Drummer

This amazing drummer is brought to you here by the fantasy adventure novel, "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch. Enjoy!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I Can't Even Begin to Describe This

Today's video is both funny and amazing. I'm so astounded I can't even describe it.

As always, brought to you by "Suffering Rancor." Come down and meet Andy Bunch and Corey Pennington at First Friday, tonight starting at 5pm. Or buy "Suffering Rancor" on the internets, lol, I can't even type it with a straight face. Enjoy today's big ass video.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Amazing Book!



We've been getting questions, like why does a fantasy book sponsor a web blog about funny or amazing stuff. The easy answer is that it's an amazing book.

In "Suffering Rancor," Andy R. Bunch, has created a world that is rich and unique, yet not entirely unfamiliar. It pulls readers through cinematic scenes with realist characters at a roller-coaster pace. Seldom does a book take on such epic themes and still remain packed with action. This book will resonate with your heart and rock your view of reality.

But "Suffering Rancor," is amazing in another way. Just as there is a growing Indie Music and Movie genre, there is fast becoming an Indie Book genre. Groups like Bizzarro Press of Portland, OR. have grabbed a sizable market catering to the kinds of books that didn't have a wide enough appeal to interest the five big imprints. Now that the work is out there, of course, the fandom grows and so do sales.

While Suffering Rancor isn't as far out of the mainstream in its story line, the author chose a method of publication that would allow him to produce and promote the book in unique ways. For example Andy was able to pick his own cover artist and include 20 images internally. That's where artist Corey Pennington comes in.

Working together to give more visual effect to the story provides readers a better experience--similar to the way graphic novels aid in story telling. Rumors abound that Suffering Rancor will see its day as a graphic novel, which is another option thanks to the unique Indie publishing style. Corey and Andy are also planning a limited run of 100 books which are completely hand crafted. Each one will be slightly different with saddle stitched spines, leather or wood binding, and unique hand drawn internal art. Imagine buying a book that came with collected artifacts from a world that exists only in the mind of its creators. Now you are getting a taste for the vision of this amazing novel.

A third truly unique thing about Suffering Rancor is how the creators are choosing to promote the book. This blog for one, but also in local signings. The book debuted in Paul's Elbow Room which is a downtown Vancouver fixture. Much of the book was written in the downtown Denny's which has since been torn down, or coffee shops around Vancouver and Portland. Both Corey and Andy are firm in their desire to preserve the books connection to the P-town and Vantucky area, and to the Pacific NW. While not shunning the many wonderful, local book stores, both Corey and Andy want to reach an audience that doesn't read a lot of books or spend much time appreciating art. They believe this book can entertain even the modern ADHD crowd.

A typical book signing for these two is a party. They like to involve local musicians, and hit local art events like last Thursday, and First Friday. They spend their marketing budget on local providers like Sparkfire Agency, and Cara Cottingham's Shameless Productions Radio show on Koug.fm.

"Suffering Rancor," is available through:
Barnes and Noble.com
Amazon.com
iUniverse.com

or on the shelf at:
Barnes and Noble Janzen Beach
Mugs Coffee in Hazel Dell
Angst Gallery on Main Street
Jitterbug Coffee

Or come to there next scheduled signing at First Friday;
Vancouver's First Friday Artwalk featuring Dancing in the Street
Friday, September 4th from 5:00 - 9:00pm
As always, admission is free!

Dance your way through Artwalk. Main Street will be closed from 7th to 11th for dancing in the street. Starting at 5:00 enjoy Swing, Cumbia, Zydeco, Ballroom and more. Shops will be open and our local restaurants will be serving outside. It's Artwalk with a whole new twist!

* Seven galleries to explore.
* Admission is Free.
* Turtle Place at Main and 7th: Learn Zydeco with Cascade Zydeco and refresh yourself at Burgerville's new mobile kitchen, the Nomad, and the Tin Cantina.
* Main and 7th: El Parral hosts Cumbia - it's Salsa, but better.
* Main and 8th: Vancouver Ballroom brings Swing to Main Street.
* Main and 9th: Arthur Murray will demonstrate all types of dance and the band "There She Goes" plays music live!
* Main and 11th: Enjoy the Mountain View High School Jazz Band.



For more writing by Andy R. Bunch visit Shortstorysby:

What type of Music Do you Like?




First things First, a word from our Sponsor: The fantasy adventure, "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch. Illustrated by Corey Noel Pennington.

Meet Andy and Corey at their next book signing Downtown Vancouver, Details Below!

Vancouver's First Friday Artwalk featuring Dancing in the Street

Friday, September 4th from 5:00 - 9:00pm

Dance your way through Artwalk. Main Street will be closed from 7th to 11th for dancing in the street. Starting at 5:00 enjoy Swing, Cumbia, Zydeco, Ballroom and more. Shops will be open and our local restaurants will be serving outside. It's Artwalk with a whole new twist!

* Seven galleries to explore.
* Admission is Free.
* Turtle Place at Main and 7th: Learn Zydeco with Cascade Zydeco and refresh yourself at Burgerville's new mobile kitchen, the Nomad, and the Tin Cantina.
* Main and 7th: El Parral hosts Cumbia - it's Salsa, but better.
* Main and 8th: Vancouver Ballroom brings Swing to Main Street.
* Main and 9th: Arthur Murray will demonstrate all types of dance and the band "There She Goes" plays music live!
* Main and 11th: Enjoy the Mountain View High School Jazz Band.



Check out some of our favorite bands:
Enation: http://www.myspace.com/enationmusic
Jordan Wirth: http://www.myspace.com/jordanwirthmusic
Alyssa Wheelon: http://www.myspace.com/alyssawheelon
Everly: http://www.myspace.com/everlysong
Skillit: http://www.myspace.com/skilletmusic
Seventh Epic: http://www.myspace.com/seventhepic

Amazing Ass--Kills Wild Pussy Cat

Here's an interesting account of a Jack Ass that saves its pet human and a fairly useless hunting dog. I didn't include the story because there isn't much to it. Out hunting and being hunted a man's pack mule is attacked by a hungry puma and to everyone's surprise the mule wins.

As always we are sponsored by "http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=suffering+rancor&box=suffering%20rancor&pos=-1," by Andy R. Bunch. To learn more about the Illustrator of Suffering Rancor, Corey Pennington visit his myspace page at myspace.com/ianose

Or just enjoy the remarkable pictures below.


Monday, August 31, 2009

Amazing what the Human Body Can Do!

Brought to you by "Suffering Rancor," the gritty adventure fantasy by Andy R. Bunch (Illustrated by Corey Noel Pennington.)



Listen to the guys in their 1st interview at http://www.imeem.com/people/wFjd-gb

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kid On Pot--Book Signing

Were having a blast at Mugs Coffee today. Come on by and get your copy of "Suffering Rancor," signed by the author Andy R. Bunch and the illustrator Corey Pennington. There is also live music with Jordan Wirth, games, and all kinds of fun.






A LITTLE THREE YEAR OLD BOY IS SITTING ON THE TOILET. HIS MOTHER THINKS HE HAS BEEN IN THERE TOO LONG, SO SHE GOES IN TO SEE WHAT'S UP. THE LITTLE BOY IS SITTING ON THE TOILET READING A BOOK. BUT ABOUT EVERY 10 SECONDS OR SO HE PUTS THE BOOK DOWN, GRIPS ONTO TO THE TOILET SEAT WITH HIS LEFT HAND AND HITS HIMSELF ON TOP OF THE HEAD WITH HIS RIGHT HAND.

HIS MOTHER SAYS: "BILLY, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? YOU'VE BEEN IN HERE FOR A WHILE.

BILLY SAYS: "I'M FINE, MOMMY.. I JUST HAVEN'T GONE 'DOODY' YET."

MOTHER SAYS: "OK, YOU CAN STAY HERE A FEW MORE MINUTES. BUT, BILLY, WHY ARE YOU HITTING YOURSELF ON THE HEAD?"

For more info about the author, Andy R. Bunch go to http://bookeventcenter.ning.com/profile/AndyRBunch
or http://storiesbyandybunch.blogspot.com/

Dispute between Neighbors

This story is brought to you by "Suffering Rancor," by Andy Bunch. We'd love to see you come down to mugs today from 3pm to 10pm for our book signing. Enjoy.

Between Neighbors - and this is a true story...

A city councilman in Utah , Mark Easton, had a beautiful view of the east mountains, until a new neighbor purchased the lot below his house and built a new home.


The new home was 18 inches higher than the ordinances would allow, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the city to make sure they enforced the lower roof line ordinance.

The new neighbour had to drop the roof line, at great expense.

Recently, Mark Easton called the city, and informed them that his new neighbor had installed some vents on the side of his home....


Mark didn't like the look of these vents and asked the city to investigate.

When they went to Mark's home to see what the vents looked like, this is what they found...







The City Council said the vents can stay since there is no ordinances refering to shutter design.

Hysterical Prank

The following hysterical prank is brought to you by "Suffering Rancor" the new fantasy adventure by Andy R. Bunch, illustrated by Corey Noel Pennington. Meet these two Amazing people at Mugs Coffee shop in Hazel Dell next to Blind Onion Pizza. Don't miss this chance to be apart of dreams coming true. There will be cool music by Jordan Wirth, Corey will have artwork on the wall--it's going to be fun.

To Check out some samples of Andy's writing go to http://storiesbyandybunch.blogspot.com/


Friday, August 28, 2009

Simple Math: or is it???

Don't miss your chance to meet Author Andy R. Bunch and Illustrator Corey Pennington at a book signing at Mugs Coffee in Hazel Del this Saturday starting around 3pm. If you haven't yet bought a copy of the book "Suffering Rancor" you can buy one there.

Andy and Corey will also be promoting there book on the Koug.fm tonight sometime between 8pm and 10pm on Cara Cottingham's Show. Woohooo.

BREAKING NEWS....this just in...Barnes and Noble Janzen Beach has stocked two copies of "Suffering Rancor" in there new Sci-Fi/Fantasy section. Blessings upon whomever created that little clerical error--we love you and owe you many foot rubs (unless your a dude...then, uh, thanks and stuff). But seriously, we continue to sell about one copy of our book every two days, which is phenomenal considering that since its release a month and a half ago Corey and I have both moved. We've had no time and less money to spend promoting it. It's all thanks to you guys, the friends and family and co-workers--you ROCK!

Please enjoy today's brain teaser:




Thursday, August 27, 2009

Funny Toilette Prank

Brought to you by the fast-paced fantasy adventure, "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch Illustrated by Corey Noel Pennington. Listen to an interview of Andy and Corey on Koug.fm or meet them in person at a book signing this Saturday, August 29th, at Mugs Coffee in Hazel Del.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jokes by Tim Hawkins

Brought to you by "Suffering Rancor" by Andy Bunch. Come to Andy's books signing this Saturday the 29th anytime after 3pm and hang with the author. Also, you can view more art work by illustrator Corey Pennington. It's a party!

Things you don't say to your wife

Please Check out author Andy Bunch and Illustrator Corey Pennington in their first radio interview on KougRadio.fm and enjoy the video.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This story is courtesy of my friend Rick. Its a fun read. As always our Sponsor is the book "Suffering Rancor" by Andy R. Bunch. Come see Andy in person at a book signing this Friday at Paul's Elbow Room 1800 Broadway, downtown Vancouver starting at 8pm.

Actual Letter from someone who writes, and farms....

I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.

The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult
to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it.

After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up -- 3 of them. I picked out....a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw.. ..my rope.
The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it...it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope and then received an education.

The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope. That deer EXPLODED.

The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a
rope and with some dignity. A deer-- no chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it.

As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined. The only up side is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals. A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope. I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere.

At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual. Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer'smomentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was
a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute.

I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back. Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head --almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts. The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was
ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now) tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -- like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to
make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape. This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a
millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head.

Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run , it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down. Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head. I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away.

So now I know why when people go deer hunting they
bring a rifle with a scope to sort of even the odds.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Remarkable Interpretive Dance Peace

In this video we see an male dancer playing the part of addiction and the female his addict. It's the first dance piece in a long time to make the Fun,Amazing page because its the 1st one I've seen in a long time that was truly spectacular.

Don't forget to buy your copy of "Suffering Rancor," by Andy Bunch.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

THE FOUR STAGES OF LIFE:

1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.

Brought to you by "Suffering Rancor" by Andy Bunch, illustrated by Corey Pennington.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Success

SUCCESS:

At age 4 success is . . .. . not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . . having friends.
At age 17 success is . . having a driver's license.
At age 35 success is .. . . .having money.
At age 50 success is . . . having money.
At age 70 success is . . having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . .. . having friends.
At age 80 success is . . . not piddling in your pants.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Amazing TED Talk Video --Mike Row



Brought to you by "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch

We all need to watch this because its not only hysterical but very wise.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Apocalyptica

Ok, many of you know of Apocalyptica but for those of you who don't I want to introduce you. This group of Scandinavian Musicians covers heavy metal tunes, most often Metalica songs. It must be seen to be believed.

First video is for you who like it calm.


Brought to you by the book, "Suffering Rancor," by Andy R. Bunch

Video #2 is for those who want to see what they can really do.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

OK WSU just came out with a commercial, lol, no joke



This add is so true it makes me cry. I still owe WSU $2,000. I wish they were required to tell the truth. Oh yeah, buy my book,
http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookSearchResults.aspx?Search=suffering%20rancor>

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Matrix runs on windows!!!



Brought to you by the book "Suffering Rancor" by Andy Bunch, illustrated by Corey Pennington. Enjoy this gritty adventure fiction so fast paced you won't need a book mark. Available at:

http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookSearchResults.aspx?Search=suffering%20rancor

Sunday, August 2, 2009

by popular demand: dancing prisoners



Brought to you by the book "Suffering Rancor," by Andy Bunch. Illustrated by Corey N. Pennington. Enjoy this gritty adventure fantasy about a kid from a swamp the Princess of a great nation and the magic sucking vampire that brings them together. Available at http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookSearchResults.aspx?Search=suffering%20rancor