DAILY DIRT: For some, it’s an ’embarrassing byproduct of indigestion’


The best flatulence/farting scene in movie history from Blazing Saddles. (Warner Bros. 1974)

Daily Dirt for Monday, Sept. 26, 2022

And for others, it’s a great source of entertainment … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 406 of The Daily Dirt.

1. A friend of mine sent me a note he had found about the difference between men and women.

More specifically, how the two differ in their schools of thought in certain instances. I picked out my three favorite examples:

Gold medal: What “flatulence” means …

Women: “An embarrassing byproduct of indigestion.”

Men: “A source of entertainment, self-expression, male bonding.”

Silver medal: What “being vulnerable” means …

Women: “Fully opening up one’s self emotionally to one another.”

Men: “Playing football without a cup.” 

Bronze medal: What “remote control” means:

Women: “A device for changing from one TV channel to another.”

Men: “A device for scanning all 375 channels every five minutes.”

2. “Bull Durham” was presented on the MLB Network Sunday night.

Even if you have watched that film a dozen times (I think I’ve seen it even more than that) it seems fresh and entertaining each time around.

I think anyone who even has a remote interest in the national pastime probably finds the Kevin Costner classic just that, a classic. One of my absolute favorite parts of the movie is that opening soliloquy from Annie Savoy, portrayed by Susan Sarandon:

“I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance … It’s a long season and you gotta trust. I’ve tried ’em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul is the Church of Baseball.”

3. The best from the Great Plate of 2022 search over the past week across West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri:

  • U DIGG 2: Yep, I can dig it.
  • BOW 1: Obviously, an outdoortsman, right?
  • EVNIF: It’s one of those you have to say out loud, maybe two or three times.
  • SQUACH 9: If more letters were able to be fiited on a plate, would “SAS” have been added to the front of this?
  • HIGGY: I just liked the way it looked on the plate.

The yearly best to date:

Gold Medal: 1 KWIKI: Every time I look at this the first thing I think of is “kiwi.”

Silver medal: GEEZER 2: I read where “geezer” is a derogatory remark about an old man. For the record, I never get upset when J. Robert Gough refers to me as an old geezer.

Bronze medal: USA FAN 1: I’ll be honest. This one almost got nudged out by U DIGG 2. Almost

Steve Thought O’ The Day — Do you realize that in mid-October, we can experience the MLB playoffs, NFL and college football and NBA basketball all at the same time? It truly is a wonderful world.

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