Friday, December 23, 2005

today's quota: Season's E-Greetings

"Wondrous is our great blue ship that sails around the mighty sun.
Joy to everyone who rides along!"

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday!

Click for a Christmas Kitty Sing Along

Free Christmas Flash E-Cards

Free Hanukkah Flash E-Cards

Online daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world

quipping post: Christmas, Drinking, and Drugs Jokes & Cartoons

Christmas Groaner
A man's name is Rudolph, and since he is Russian, people call him "Rudolph the Red." Rudolph looks out the window and says to his wife, "Oh look honey, it's raining outside." She begs to differ, "No, I think that's snow." He looks at her and says: "Rudolph the red knows rain dear."

Christmas Party
Gary and Bill staggered out of their company's Christmas party in New York City. Bill crossed the street, while Gary stumbled in to a subway entrance. When Bill reached the other side, he noticed Gary emerging from the subway stairs. "Where've you been?" Bill slurred. "I don't know," replied Gary, "but you should see the train set that guy has in his basement!"

Christmas Jokes & Humor

3 Pages of Drinking Jokes

Jokes with No R-Rated Content!

100+ Christmas Cartoons at Mark Parisi's Website

100+ Drink Cartoons

100+ Drug Cartoons

3000+ Cartoons Here

Humor can be the best medicine...
But if you or someone you know is still suffering, there's nothing funny about that. You don't have to face it alone - there's always hope and help available. See here:

Alcoholics Anonymous: Letter to Anyone New to A.A.

Narcotics Anonymous: Who, What, How and Why

For Family & Friends of alcoholics: What is Al-Anon?

Family & Friends of drug addicts: About Nar-Anon

christmas quickies: Music, Games, Clipart, and Jungle

Internet Christmas Music at Web-Radio.FM

Sober Santa 2 Game
Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, guide Santa to Christmas drinks without frying him on the electric train tracks. Collect food to help him sober up:

Click to play Sober Santa 2

Sober Santa 1 Game
Same idea, but don't let him fall off the roof:

Sober Santa 1 Game

Lots of Online Flash Jam & Indie Games

Free Clipart

Jungle (an old favorite of mine)
I was standing in the jungle, I was feeling alright
I was wandering in the darkness, in the middle of the night
The moon began to shine, I saw a clearing ahead
But what's that going on? I think I'm out of my head!
A hundred animals were gathered 'round that night
They were singing out a lovely song under the pale moonlight
I stood and stared for quite a while, then a lion sang to me and smiled:
"Come and join us if you so desire."
I said now please explain the meaning of this song you sing
"Wondrous is our great blue ship that sails around the mighty sun
And joy to everyone who rides along!"
Pretty soon I knew the tune
We sat and sang under the moon
And the jungle rang in joyful harmony!
- ELO, from 'Out of the Blue'

The AA Jungle
"AA is the only zoo that's run by the animals!"
- Told to me by my first sponsor, Dave L

Keep your addiction in check and have a safe holiday!

Monday, December 19, 2005

today's quota: John Lennon on Living Clean & Sober

John Lennon quote
"It's no good us preaching at people and saying don't take them, because that doesn't work. It's like the church telling you not to drink or not to have sex when you're young, there's nothing on earth gonna do it. But if people take any note of what we say, we say we've been through the drug scene, man, and there's nothing like being straight! But you need hope, and hope is something that you have to build up within yourself."

Free Lennon Videos courtesy of Yoko Ono! - The Official Lennon Site

quipping post: Top Drunk Cards, Game, UFOs, and Jokes

Monty Python's Graham Chapman
"Graham Chapman was one sixth of the legendary Monty Python’s Flying Circus team. Chapman developed his comedy genius and a love for gin and tonic while studying medicine at Cambridge University. Upon qualifying as a doctor he went on to prove that laughter was the best medicine by writing comedy for the likes of Ronnie Corbett, Marty Feldmen and David Frost. In 1969 Doctor Chapman and the rest of the Python’s hit TV screens for the first time and a whole menagerie of surreal characters were launched onto an unsuspecting world. Chapman was the king of surreal comedy and apparently attended a speaking engagement in a giant carrot costume. He stood on stage for ten minutes before exiting without saying a word! Chapman’s drinking accelerated during the seventies but he quit the bottle in 1977. Sadly he died in 1989 of throat cancer. His ashes were blasted into space in a rocket a fitting tribute to a giant of surreal comedy and gin consumption!"

See all the Top Celebrity Drunk Cards

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Flash Game

UFO Insurance Policy
For anyone who thinks they have everything:

A Joke a Day

100+ Bar Jokes

new quick-links: Addiction Help, Blogs, Inventory, and Greetings

Addiction Help
Online help for addicts, alcoholics, and their families:

Twelve Step Sermon MP3s
Listen to this 12 step series through online streaming or download:

12-Step MP3s

One Day at a Time
"Lord for my sake, teach me to take one day at a time":

One Day at a Time Website

One Day at a Time Blog

Blogs about Recovery, Health Care, and Addiction:

I Was A Professional Drunk - a journal on the road to recovery

A Candid Look at Health Care


Xanga Blogrings

12 stepping the road to happy destiny

Narcotics Anonymous Just for Today

AA Corner, lets talk about recovery

Eating disorder/self harm/alc/addic Recovery

12 Step Rebels


My Daily Inventory
Pads for self-critical analysis as well as positive reflection:

My Daily Inventory

Serenity Planet
Serenity friendly internet and publishing services:

Recovery Greetings
12 Step recovery e-greeting cards, recovery resources, online store:

Recovery Greetings

Fast Free File and Process Info

Lost & Found

Sunday, December 11, 2005

today's quota: Drunks, Seniors, and Relationships

Filthy Old Drunkie
"There was nothing I hated more than to see a filthy old drunkie, a-howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blurp blurp in between as if it were a filthy old orchestra in his stinking rotten guts. I could never stand to see anyone like that, especially when they were old..."
- From Stanley Kubrick's film,
'A Clockwork Orange' (1971)

Official Kubrick Site

Seniors & Addiction
"Alcoholics over 55 years old often take longer to recover, but their success in long-term recovery is higher than any other age group. If you are not sure if your older parent or grandparent is suffering from alcoholism or addiction to mood-altering prescription drugs, answer the questions on the quiz": Quiz Page at

Also see:

Relationships with Alcoholics
"I am grateful for all the relationships I have had with alcoholics. They’ve often been painful but… always, the connection has left me with an appreciation for the complexities of human character, and an awareness of the fear some sensitive people feel..."
- Amy Cunningham, quoted in: The Alcoholic Spiritual Experience

Wanderings of a Post-Modern Pilgrim Blog

quipping post: Drinking & The Movies

Alcohol Movie Cliches
- Only men are alcoholics. Any hopeless alcoholic can quit drinking when faced with an important challenge. The instant the alcoholic stops drinking, all his faculties return and he faces no annoying withdrawals.
- Every time some guy walks into a bar, usually the hero, he gets into a fight. Usually right under a Budweiser sign (see "product placement"). Likelihood of fight increases if country music is playing in the background.
- Movie heroes in a bar will either order strong alcoholic drinks and swallow them down like iced tea or will ask for milk. The latter will always provoke sarcastic remarks and a fight will ensue.
- When men drink whiskey, it is always in a shot glass, and they always drink it in one gulp. If they are wimps, they will gasp for air, then have a coughing fit. If they are macho, they will wince briefly, flashing clenched teeth.
- A cup of black coffee/splash of cold water in face is enough to render the most inebriated person stone cold sober in a split second (see several thousand westerns).

Click for more than 100 Alcohol Movie Cliches

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quick-links: Addiction Recovery, TV, Blogs, and Games

Atlanta Recovery
New Site - AA resources, 12 steps, Big Book, recovery, stories:

Sober Musicians
New Site Address - with new pages, and it looks like much more to come:

Daily Reading Online

Onwards & Upwards
New website and blog helping and sharing with Christians in sobriety:

The Website

The Weblog

The Doctor is In
"Vikki reached a state of panic when she heard that her 16-year-old son, Justin, was passed out in his bedroom with drug paraphernalia at his side. See what happens when Dr Phil makes a surprise house call":

Dr Phil House Intervention

Dr Phil Addiction Shows


Blogs about Recovery, Fear, and Drugs:

TV Addiction:

Television Addiction Identification and Self-Help Guide

Television and Anti-TV Cartoons Page

TV Off

Games People Play...

12 Step Slogans Game

Old Video & Arcade Games Online

Online Movie Games & Trivia

Card Games about Alcoholism, Recovery, and Self-Discovery

365 Days at a Time

Sobriety Calendar

Free Online Test Page:

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