Category Archives: Humor

PREGNANCY AND EXERCISE

So, a Vet and his preggers wife go in for the pre-birth briefing on staying healthy and getting ready for the big day. The room is full of other husbands who have accompanied their wives…. Instructor: ” Good morning.  First, … Continue reading

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HAPPY HOUR WITH HORS D’OEUVRES…RIGHT?

So I got the raised planters built and the garden area rototilled for the corn. Time for a scotchski it was. Yessssssss. And right there on the counter was the le chip du jour. Cupcake’s  on a gluten-free (read fun-free) … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON

About this time every year, an ever-increasingly smaller cohort of my generation think back and reflect on the consequences of war-any war. Was it worth it? Did we win? Did we kill more of them than they did of us? … Continue reading

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THE HLR PUNJI PIT–SUCKING IN THE DRO POINT (WO)MAN

After a few pointless HLR informal conference rodeos with vapid DROs, I watched in wonderment as the three-page denials promptly populated in VBMS in as few as 28 minutes from my hanging up. This notwithstanding a carefully constructed follow-the-breadcrumbs legal … Continue reading

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§5104(b)–WHAT’S IN YOUR RD?

February 22. In Bent Brain land, the folks in white coats call it a trigger or precipitator of depression. You watch that date approach inexorably every year and dread its arrival. After two weeks in a horrible funk, you crawl … Continue reading

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CAVC– Barry v. Denis the Menace

Long have we waited for some guidance on this subject. The quandary was, and still is, simple…and ageless. Reading §3.350(f)(3) or, arguendo, (f)(4), is it open to conjecture as to whether a half-step and/or a whole step increase in SMC … Continue reading

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LRRP HUMOR–PART II

I love ol’ Ed. He’s from Winner, South Dakota. They must not have much to do there but collect jokes and send them to me. I get about 10 a day. Maybe it’s just a Corona thing and it’ll blow … Continue reading

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R1–DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC

Sometimes I feel as if I’ve been gifted a VA faery wand whereby I can just wave it and pumpkins turn into coaches and mice to steeds. Wait. Hold that. Wrong faerytale. Perhaps,  a truckload of silver iodide and a … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW 12/23/2021

Holy Macaroni. Sorry for the late announcement. I’ve been buried in the computer solving claims mysteries and completely forgot to put up a blurb to announce the show. John & Jerrel are doing a day-before-the day-before-Christmas show and asked me … Continue reading

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BVA-SMC(r)(1)–YOU MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE

Last night, Cupcake announced she was watching a new series on the boobtube called Project Runway. The meaning of that phrase was indelibly planted in my brain in 1970 flying into a mountaintop Lima Site airstrip on top of a … Continue reading

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