Monday, November 21, 2011

A Few Things To Discuss....

Thanks for stopping by again folks, much appreciated.  LG knows that you have a lot of demands on your time on a daily basis and he thanks you for checking in once in a while over here at The LG Report. Muchos gracias.

First item of business today - In case you haven't seen it, here's this week's cover of People Magazine:

Yes, it's true.  True-ish anyway.  Don't burst a guy's bubble, just go with it.

Second, LG entered USA Today's Cartoon Caption Contest this month.  The newspaper supplies a cartoon and contestants supply the caption.  LG's entry, #2 on your scorecard, is one of the five finalists for the month. 

If you have a few spare seconds to support LG's effort (you don't have to give your e-mail address, consent to access to your address book or hand over your first-born, all you have to do is click on your choice), please click HERE and vote for #2.  LG would very much appreciate it.

Third, LG was in a second-hand store this past weekend with Mrs. LG and he came across a bunch of old photographs that were salvaged from various estate sales.  LG purchased a number of these photos (some are pretty old) and he will be publishing them one-at-a-time on The LG Report over the next week or so.  Here's the first:

It appears a little blurry here, only because it's a little blurry in real life.  Hey, what do you expect from a really old thrift-shop-estate-sale photo? 

This depicts, LG thinks, a housewife mowing the lawn with a really old-style-and-hard-to-push mower while wearing fashionable (for the times) shoes. 

Why this woman would pose for such a photo, we have no idea.  Why this picture ended up in an estate sale we know: She murdered her husband shortly after the picture was taken.  And at least her face is not identifiable.  What a cad this guy must've been! [LG knows all the right things to say to suck up to his female readers...]

That's it for today folks.  There's another antique photo coming soon, so check back (short posts, easy to read, who can resist?!)  And please remember to vote for LG's caption; if he wins, there will be a blog post about it, no doubt.  Thanks!


  1. death at the hands of the blurry mower lady! sounds sinister.
    i voted for you & noticed that you have a pretty decent lead going. way to solicit votes from your readers!

  2. Good luck with the caption. Looks like a few of us at least have wandered over to vote for you!

  3. I'm off to cast my vote shortly! Great caption with your picture on the cover of People Magazine. Oh, but you knew that already, didn't you? Just look at your female following!

  4. I just voted for you & brought you up to 41%.

    Please remit $20.00 by cashier's check or money order or, for your convenience, we now accept all major credit cards!

  5. I love the cover of the magazine. We need more "real" people on them. I could spend hours looking at old photo's. Just taking in the details and era is really fun. Does that make us weird?

  6. I voted for you. And as far as People Magazine goes, you've got it all over that Bradley guy!

  7. I love your story behind the lawn mower pic. I like to make up stuff about people I watch all the time. Makes the wait in doctors offices or airports so much more entertaining!

    And I will confess, I learned to mow the lawn with a hand mower just like that one.
    *I believe I just overshared, I am now dated"


  8. In the voting, you're ahead by a country mile already; good going!

  9. I commented yesterday & it's not here. I said, "I just voted for you & brought your numbers up to 41%. Please remit $20.00 by cashier's check or money order or, for your convenience, we now accept all major credit cards."

    Would you have printed it if I had only asked for $10.00?

  10. I didn't think that George Clooney made the cover again this year...hmmm..
    LOVE LOVE finding stuff like that in Antique stores, although I'm starting to get irritated that my childhood toys are on the shelves.

  11. Congratulations on the nod from People. It was only a matter of time.

    I have a number of photos from the turn of the century that I've purchased at thrift stores: babies on the backs of donkeys, men working in a sawmill, dandy looking young men leaning against cars... I love that sort of thing.


  12. Sweet picture. What a random and creepy story to go along with it. I just heard about some picture that was being sold at an auction and went for 4.3 million today and it wasn't half as interesting as this one.


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