Plastic St. Joseph – Please Sell My Home

I found this “St. Joseph Sell Your Home” kit at a garage sale and couldn’t resist picking it up for 50 cents.  At the time I thought it was some sort of Catholic gag gift.  Then, shortly a few months later I received an email from my Grandma all about St. Joseph and his home selling wonders.  Wild Catholic traditions never cease to amaze me so my interest was perked.  This down housing market has people doing ridiculous things……including burying upside-down St. Joseph statues in their lawn in the hopes that it will increase the chance of a home sale.

St. Joseph – What ? Why? How?

St. Joseph, the husband of Mary and earthly Father of Jesus Christ, is honored as the patron saint of married couples, families, carpenters and workingmen. March 19, his feast day, is especially celebrated by people of Italian and Polish descent. Over the years, the tradition arose of St. Joseph having a special power in real estate transactions. European nuns buried a medal with his likeness on property they hoped to acquire for convents. Gradually the medals were replaced with statues and the focus changed from buying to selling. The statue is buried upside down in the front yard with the feet pointing to heaven. It may face towards the home (or towards the street if you want your neighbor’s home to sell!) The location of the statue can vary: by the “For Sale” sign, in a flower pot (popular for condo owners), etc.. As long as you can find it once the home has sold. After the home has sold, the statue should be removed from the ground and given a place of honor in your new home.  -Cathoilc Supply

Below the picture check out some of the Amazon reviews from people that have used the plasitc St. Joseph to sell their house.


St. Joseph Real estate miracle

I heard that if you bury an upside down barbie in a flowerpot you’ll marry a stripper within 2 months.

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Colon Cleansing and John Wayne – Fwds My Grandma Sends Me

I just got an email Fwd from my grandma requesting that I look into digestive system cleansing because I’m so health conscious. Included was a link to JeffRense.com stating that John Wayne was found to have at least 40 lbs of fecal matter in his colon, and Elvis was found to have 60 lbs. Neither stardom nor wishful thinking can protect us from this current endemic. We must take action!”


I take man poops.


John Wayne died with 40lbs of meat in his colon. His autopsy proved this?   Well…..no.  You can see the link to Rense’s article at the bottom of the post if you’d like to read more ridiculousness.  In fact with even 1 pound of material lodged in you colon you’d likely be in pain.   Pounds and pounds of meat trapped in their colons?  Let’s see. 

I was meandering through Snopes.com and found this little nugget of truth concerning John Wayne and his packed colon: Continue Reading…


Fwds My Grandma sends me #3 – Email Contact List Hoax

Thanks Grandma!

Thanks Grandma!

“A computer repair man said having this is like gold.  If everybody you know does this then you need not ever worry about opening mail from friends.”

Thank you.  Now everyone will have a silly address entry called “AAAAAAA@AAA.AAA”  in their contact list.  I have no idea what this does, but I’m sure half the family and friends on the fwd list are are actively fighting viruses with this ridiculous technique.  Sweet……another false sense of security!

How to protect your e-mail address book

A computer repairman says this is like having gold.  This is a good thing.  I learned a computer trick today that’s really ingenious in its simplicity.

As you may know, when/if a worm virus gets into your computer it heads straight for your email address book, and sends itself to everyone in there, thus infecting all your friends and associates.

This trick won’t keep the virus from getting into your computer, but it will stop it from using your address book to spread further, and it will alert you to the fact that the worm has gotten into your system.

Here’s what you do:

First, open your address book and click on ‘new contact, Continue Reading…


Fwds my Grandma sends me #2


Ok, the grandmas-boyMicrosoft\AOL\Abercrombie  forwarded email has been around for over 10 years!   The amazing thing is, I still get one every few months from someone.    They usually start the email by saying something to the effect of, “Sorry I had to try it.”    No my friend……no you didn’t, “have to try it.”    The famous email that all of us have received multiple times by countless relatives and money grubbing friends, Continue Reading…


Fwd’s My Grandma Sends Me #1 – Illegal Immigrants Get SSI and Medicare!

grandmas-boyIllegal Immigrants Get SSI and Medicare!

This is an insult and a kick in the butt to all of us…

Get mad and pass it on – I don’t know how, but maybe some good
will come of this travesty.
If the immigrant is over 65, they can apply for SSI and Medicare and get more than a woman on Social Security, who worked from 1944 until 2004. She is only getting $791 per month because she was born in 1924 and there’s a ‘catch 22′.
It is interesting that the federal government provides a single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890. Each can also obtain an additional $580 in social assistance, for a total of $2,470 a month.
This compares to a single pensioner, who after contributing to the growth and development of America for 40 to 50 years, can only receive a monthly maximum of $1,012 in old age pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!

Consider sending this to all your American friends, so we can all be ticked off and maybe get the refugees cut back to $1,012 and the pensioners up to $2,470. Then we can enjoy some of the money we were forced to submit to the Government over the last 40 or 50 or 60 years.
Please forward to every American to expose what our elected politicians have been doing over the past 11 years – to the over-taxed American.


Well, I don’t know if any of you have gotten this one but I found a post on Factcheck.org concerning this. It’s false.  Feel free to fact check the fact check, but this appears to be complete Doodie! Continue Reading…