Just For The Heck Of It *Weekend Open Thread*


This is a pretty busy weekend for us. We have a house showing for a serious buyer, so we are busy, busy getting everything all ship shape. Prayers are welcome that this is “the” one, with a big ol’ contract to follow. Fingers crossed!

It is also a fun weekend, wit lots of sports going on, which we love. Baseball playoffs, college football, and professional football, are all on the docket for this weekend.

But something else that is lots of fun and that you KNOW I love is dance. Check out this outstanding Groom and Groomsmen dance for one lucky lady:

The groom sure can dance, can’t he? What a fun gift for him to give his bride, something the two of them can look back on from here on out, hopefully for many years to come.

And speaking of dance, I watch “Dancing With the Stars” regularly. One of the big surprises of the season is Sadie Robertson, part of the Duck Dynasty family. She is only 16, and has never had dance lessons before. Her Samba this past week was so much fun, I was smiling throughout. The actual dance starts at around the 2:00 minute mark (before that, she is talking about her family, and the importance of her faith):

How much fun was that? This young woman just lights up the room, doesn’t she? Oh, I should add, I haven’t actually seen “Duck Dynasty,” but I am certainly aware of it, as well as some of the controversy with Sadie’s grandfather. But to be able to put that behind her, to focus on what is important, family and faith, is telling about the integrity of this young woman. And oh, can she dance!

Naturally, I have to add the usual disclaimer: no ducks were hurt in this dance. 🙂 Seriously, you know I am a huge animal lover, and not into hunting at all. I am used to seeing camouflage around these here parts all the time, so that is just same-o, same-o to me, but I can appreciate that it is not the fashion statement of choice for many of us.

And since I am talking about animals, as well as dance, what better way to conclude your Weekend Open Thread filled with than with a video of animals dancing, am I right? Here it is (and Marge, you know I was thinking of you!):

How cute were those animals?? And the CAMEL dancing was hilarious! Feel free to add your own videos, or talk about whatever is going on for you all today. Have a great weekend!

52 Responses to “Just For The Heck Of It *Weekend Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Thank you so much for the “Dancing with the Stars” video. I am a big “Duck Dynasty” fan and love watching the Robertson kids grow up.

    Isn’t Sadie a wonder? Her family must be so proud! Who knew she could dance like that? One thing she knows is that her family will support her and that’s something every young person needs.

    I also love that she supports her grandpa. Whether you agree with Phil or not, he has a right to speak. He was once a very great sinner. Like most “reformed” he goes, IMO, too far in the other direction. But that’s his right. We do still have free speech in this country don’t we?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      You are so welcome! I think Sadie is delightful, cute s she can be, and can she ever dance! Oh, her dad approves all of her costumes. He and his lovely wife are usually in the udience.

      i agree completely abt Phil and his comments. I don’t agree with him, but he has every right to speak his mind.

      That family has sure done something right rearing Sadie!

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        There is another Robertson daughter who is pretty amazing too. ia was born with a cleft palate and lip. I saw the episode they talk about in this story and it made me cry. I shouldn’t have because Mia is strong an wonderful and is fortunate enough to have a loving and supportive family. I’m sorry for what she has had to go through but cannot help but she how strong she is.

        ‘Duck Dynasty’s Missy & Jase: Mia’s Birth Defects Changed Us Forever http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20800364,00.html

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Thanks for the dancing animals too! And isn’t that dancing Sulpher Crested Cockatoo just the best? Loved it! My Katie could dance, and did. She was particularly fond of Jingle Bell Rock. Don’t ask me why.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Rotflmao, that is too funny abt Katie and her favorite song. How cute!

      And my pleasure – I was hoping you would like it! :-).

  3. HELENK3 Says:

    he looks like he has no bones

  4. HELENK3 Says:

    best of both worlds irish stepdancing and flash mobs

  5. HELENK3 Says:


    snowden movie. did not know there was one. should be interesting

  6. HELENK3 Says:

    stolen from a commenter at the crawdad hole

  7. lyn Says:

    Malala has such an indomitable spirit. The Nobel committee for the Peace Prize redeemed itself this year.

  8. HELENK3 Says:

    another toon for Marge


  9. HELENK3 Says:

    my favorite judge is on fire tonight. you have to see the video when it comes out

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Can’t wait to see her!

      • HELENK3 Says:

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I saw this last night and the Judge was wonderful! U. S. Air must be cringing.

        I thought the Judge’s suggestion for the critter who was so disrespectful to both the Sergeant and the 1st Class Passengers who were willing to help him was spot on. Have her clean the toilets in the planes coming from West Africa. Yup, that’s about her speed.

        I hope the citizens of this country have the decency to send a message to this airline. Send a message by avoiding them like the plague. Their employees speak for their company and this one cretin spoke loud and clear.

        We have a restaurant in town with very good food. However the customer service stinks. 3 times they screwed up our take out order. We, having been in food service at one time in our lives let management know immediately. (They can’t fix a problem if they don’t know about it.) They gave coupons for free meals.

        We still have one of the coupons but haven’t bothered to redeem it. Once a week we order take out and they can’t even bother to get our order right? Good food does not, IMO, make up for poor service. They were told, didn’t fix the problem and now we spend our money elsewhere.

        Passengers need to do the same thing to that airline.

        • HELENK3 Says:

          one thing I was taught while working

          the customer may not always be right, but they are allowed to be wrong with dignity .

          anybody remember when “good will” was a marketable asset?

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Excellent point abt letting them know. My partner travels a LOT for work, and usually on US Airways. She said in some of the smaller planes, there isn’t very much room at all in those closets. And I have seen them put coats in for people who AREN’T in First Class if there is room. But, she said it also varies from flight attendant to flight attendant.

          But still – there is a way to address people that is respectful. And especially for someone who routinely puts his life on the line for this nation.

          And yeah, sometimes, no matter how good one aspect might be, if the other part is bad, it just doesn’t make it worth it. There are too many other options available…

  10. HELENK3 Says:

    Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola in preliminary test, state health agency says – @CNN
    Read more on http://www.cnn.com

  11. HELENK3 Says:


    this is isis

  12. HELENK3 Says:


    the tide is turning

  13. foxyladi14 Says:

    Good for her (y) 🙂

  14. kenoshamarge Says:


    Barack Obama: the end of a love affair


  15. HELENK3 Says:


    OHOH he struck again. I like this guy. he is asking what journalists should ask

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Isn’t that nice for Steyer that Pelosi lined his pockets with OUR money?! Wow. And yeah, good for Mattera for getting to the bottom of this…

  16. HELENK3 Says:


    they knew and had no medical screening in place

  17. HELENK3 Says:


    what else is new? backtrack does not even bother to pretend he gives a damn anymore

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      UGH. What the hell else is new with this guy?? He really does not care abt the average American citizen, does he? Between that and the enterovirus, it is clear…

  18. foxyladi14 Says:

    this is incompetence to a T 😡

  19. HELENK3 Says:


    American suicide bombers travels in US and ME went unmonitored

    wow I feel so secure NOT

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, that is just jake. See, this is why I am not at all comforted when the FBI says it is going to keep an eye on people like this, Major Hasan, the Tsarnaev Brothers, et al.

      Good grief…

  20. foxyladi14 Says:

    I wanna go home!!! 🙂


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I bet you do want to get home to your place! I sure hope you are sprung from rehab SOON!!

      And so nice to see where you live! 😀

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Thanks for sharing the photo of your house Foxy. I hope you can go home soon. Because no matter how old a saying it is, there is no place like home. As hard as you are working I’m sure it will happen soon. Like Amy said, I hope you get “sprung” fast.

  21. HELENK3 Says:

    did you see my EAGLES??????
    did the mummer’s strut around the house

    will also do the strut when Foxy gets home

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I am sure you did do the Strut around the house!

      I, on the other hand, am a Giants fan. Sigh. Not only were they shellacked, as you well know, but it looks like one of their best players, Cruz, is out for the rest of the season now…

  22. HELENK3 Says:


    from comedy to farce.
    as usual Victor Davis Hanson nails it

  23. HELENK3 Says:


    these 3D printers continue to amaze me

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I JUST finished reading an article abt this in Parade a few minutes ago. They truly are amazing. Just incredible what they can do now!

  24. HELENK3 Says:


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