Snorts and oinks friends to a happy and wonderful Friday! I think my buddy Maxwell says it best in this video clip – bring on the weekend!
So today on this fine Friday, I wanted to ask you an important question. You see mom and dad were discussing their favorite shows on television last night and it got me to thinking. Why don’t I ask all of you my friends so that maybe we can highlight a show that someone else might want to watch. Makes sense huh?
So I’m going to start with our three favorite shows to watch here at the Hotel Thompson (in no particular order).
Mountain Monsters – Now this is a show that we didn’t watch right off when it came on the Destination American channel. But one night mom did and she has been hooked every since. The AIMS team (which stands for Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings) goes all over looking for monsters in the woods. AIMS was founded by team members Trapper John Tice, Jeff Headlee and Willy McQuillian. There is also Buck, Wild Bill and Huckleberry. Awesome names huh? They have done shows on everything from the Jersey Devil to the mysterious Bigfoot.
Investigative Discovery – Or as you may know and recognize it – the I.D. Channel. Anything that is related to murder is on the channel. And my mom – she considers herself an inspector in trying to figure out the show endings before the television tells you. It’s really interesting to see how people think they can “get away” with murder. Never a dull moment and trust me, you won’t be able to just watch ‘one’ show and leave. Oh no, you will be hooked!
Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Brothers and Dead Files – Okay I hooked all of these up in one posting because they all deal with the paranormal, the afterlife, the what bumps in the middle of the night and keeps you on your toes kind of television shows. Mom and dad both love this stuff and yeah I have to admit that it’s grown on me. I’m not as afraid of things in the middle of the night anymore. Houdini though – he’s another story.
So tell me my friends, what are your favorite shows?
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Oh my pigs!! I read this story the other day and was shocked and amazed. You see I love these shows like Forensic Files and don’t get me started with the Investigative Discovery channel. You can *always* see them on my television in my bedroom. But I digress. I was reading this story which is a wonderful case of is it murder or was it suicide. I had to share. Forgive me cause it’s kind of long – but you have to read it. It’s good and will make you go WOWZER!
The medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a gunshot wound to the head caused by a shotgun. Investigation to that point had revealed that Opus had jumped from the top of the tenth story building with the intent on committing suicide due to a note he had left. As he passed the ninth floor on the way down, there was a shotgun blast through a window that killed him instantly. Neither the shooter from the ninth floor nor Opus was aware that a safety net had been put up at the eighth story floor level to protect some window washers therefore Opus would not have been able to commit suicide.
Now let’s talk about that shot on the ninth floor. There was an elderly man/woman who were having a domestic dispute. They had been married for forty years and in those years, they would argue and the man would always wave his shotgun at his wife. Now, in all of those years the shotgun has never been loaded. It was a mere threat that the man would make and both of them knew it was just a gesture and he didn’t actually mean anything by it. But this date… this date the gun went off, went through the window and made contact with the guy jumping from the roof hitting him in the head and killing him instantly.
Why was there a bullet in the shotgun all of a sudden after all of these years not being one? Well, the elderly man/woman had a son. The son was upset that the mom had stopped supporting him financially. The son thought by loading the shotgun, his dad would ‘accidentally’ shoot his mother and therefore he would then be able to get some money from his father. For six weeks, the son waited for the great argument to no avail.
Now keep up with me here because this is where it gets really interesting. The son got depressed because things weren’t happening fast enough. So what does he do? He leaves a suicide note and decides to jump off of the building. You see the elderly couple’s son was Ronald Opus.
So my friends here is the question – homicide or suicide?
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Beware my friends. We have been watching the ID (Investigative Discovery) channel all weekend. I’ve picked up a few things from the shows.
1 – There is never a perfect murder.
2 – Never leave DNA, spit, hair follicles, blood or other known sources of bodily fluids at a crime scene.
3 – Never go back to the crime scene.
4 – Pick one story and stick to it. The least you make up the more you will remember and not get tripped up when and if you get interviewed.
5 – Never fall for the bad cop good cop routine.
6 – Never fall for it when the cops say they have proof or someone saw you. Tsk-Tsk Who says cops have to tell you the truth when you are being interviewed.
7 – Knowing all of this, don’t commit any murders or crimes. I don’t know about you but this pot belly doesn’t look good behind bars dressed in orange sharing a space with Bubba – snorts!
8 – If all else fails, blame daddy – double evil snorts!
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This is me in time out. Sighs. Mom says I have to pay the time for the crime. I don’t get it. I was just helping her out. You have to believe me on that. AND if you take my side after I tell you the story, then please write me a note to get me out of piggy jail in the comments. Will you do that my friends?
So this is what happened. We were all in the living room watching the ID channel. For those that don’t know what the ID channel is – ID stands for Investigative Discovery. They have ALL kinds of forensic shows of real crimes that take place from all over the world and how forensics solved them. On the show that we were watching, the victim was in a vegetative state and had a living will to be taken off of all life saving equipment if such a thing happened to her.
My mom was over on her chaise working on my laptop that was plugged into the wall. She had been pounding that keyboard for hours now. She was also drinking a glass of wine and had sat the glass on the floor. She told all of us – Mouse Girl, Hemi, Houdini and daddy, that if she was ever in a vegetative state, she didn’t want to be dependent on a machine or fluids from a bottle. She told us that if that happened, to pull the plug. She said that my friends.
I was just doing what she asked. I got up, unplugged her laptop and knocked over her glass of wine. I don’t think she thought I was helping her from her current vegetative state. Snorts. What say you?
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Dear Bacon, Do you recognize this look my friend? You know the doorbell rings but you are running around in your birthday suit. You answer it from the corner wondering, “Who would come over without calling first” kind of look in your face. You are secretly wishing it’s a girls scout selling cookies but oh no – it’s only someone selling something. You give them this eat crap and die look before shutting the door. No offense solicitors but unless you have thin mints, go to the neighbors house. Signed Don’t Bother
Dear Don’t Bother, YES I recognize that look. Once all of the humans have settled into the Hotel Thompson, it’s a no bother zone unless you phone first – especially after dark. Shivers – I’ve seen too many shows on the Investigative Discovery channel. No way am I opening the door. And you are right… unless they have thin mints. They could be someone from a horror show but if they are selling thin mints, I’m grabbing the boxes
Dear Bacon, You know sometimes I really hate my siblings. They tell me that I chase butterflies too often grinning like the Cheshire cat and singing Disney songs. What’s it to them? Who’s a happy gator – this guy! Can’t we all just be happy and get along? Signed Chomp
Dear Chomp, I’m with you my bud. I’m singing Hakuna Matata right now in my head. It’s such a happy song all about no worries for the rest of your lives. If you don’t know it, I highly recommend you looking it up and playing it. It’s great and perky – just a song for chasing butterflies. Be yourself and don’t let your siblings bully you into something you’re not!
Dear Bacon, I’ve called this meeting here today to talk to you about your little brother Houdini. You know us dogs have skills. We can be your allies or we can be your enemies. You don’t want us to be your enemies. I’m just saying. This face may look all cute and everything but my inner dog is 500 pounds just like Houdini’s. You might want to rethink your relationship with the little guy. We can come in handy for a lot of things. Signed Fluffy
Dear Fluffy, Oh my friend, there is no doubt about the skills of you pooches. Houdini is my little buddy. Sometimes I even let him sleep with me in my bed at night. He’s a great guy and helps me out with the purr things here all of the time. Especially that Hemi who uses my butt like a slapping post. No worries – I know ya’ll rule!
Dear Bacon, Score for the little dog! I’ve been watching the humans and where they get my food. Oh barks! One day when they weren’t looking, I was able to get into the bag of heaven and SCORE! Oh dude – I was in puppy heaven for a while until the master caught me. But by that time, I had eaten half of the bag. I was so fat I couldn’t walk. I was rolling around with a silly happy grin on my face. You ever done this before? Signed Rolly Polly
Dear Rolly Polly, Snorts! I ❤ this my friend. I’ve never gotten into the bag before. But once when I was Nana’s, I ate so much that I couldn’t even squeak I was so pudgy. I was uncomfortable for a while but like you – it was so worth it!
Dear Bacon, I hate it when the humans make me dress up. We had to go to a wedding this past weekend and they insisted on me wearing a tux. Really? I’m a dog. Rolls doggy eyes. Tell me they don’t make you dress in this ridiculous outfit. Signed Mister Doggy in the Wedding
Dear Mister Doggy in the Wedding – I have to admit pal that you make that tux look good. Really you do. Sometimes we have to do things that we really don’t want to do but need to do. That was probably one of those situations. I don’t particular have to dress up… yet. But can you believe Houdini here has a tux. 🙂 It happens to the best of us. Wear it with pride!
Remember my friends – we can’t have Dear Bacon without your letters and pictures. Please keep sending them to me – snorts and thanks!
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Okay I admit it. We watch a LOT of shows on the Investigative Discovery channel. I mean a *LOT*. I guess it intrigues mom in her line of work. We just can’t get enough of murder and mayhem and trying to figure out who did it before the end of the show.
But I have to admit that there is one situation that repeatedly happens in the shows we watch on this channel. One thing that is the common denominator that people do in real life. One thing that simply amazes and blows our minds here at the Hotel Thompson.
And maybe we are thinking way too hard or we are always seeing the possibility of something that could happen. Maybe it’s just us? With that in mind, I come to you my friends to ask this all knowing question.
In most of the shows we watch, the common factor is that people don’t lock their doors to their house. Really? In this time and day with all of the bad out there looking for a place to visit, you really would leave your house door unlocked at night… let alone during the day?
Maybe it’s just us here at the Hotel Thompson that are the Chicken Little’s of the world? We don’t just lock the doors here. We have deadbolts and an alarm system! Oh, and don’t forget Smith & Wesson who lives with us. And daddy, rolls piggy eyes, he has the sign up at the Hotel Thompson. He’s such a funny man.
So what say you? Do you keep your doors locked or unlocked?
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Finally! I have proof about our arrangements here at the Hotel Thompson. You wouldn’t believe it. I was shocked myself. I’ve told you stories about
that little monster Hemi who thinks he rules the roost here. He’s in charge as he likes to tell everyone. Trust me, to a certain point I let him believe that. He likes to *try* to put me in my place by slapping my butt with his huge MONSTER IN CHARGE paw. Usually when he does this, I squeal and run to mom. I mean, I’m a man pig but mommy can bring down the wrath on him – snorts.
Well last night, I was
hiding sleeping on the sofa and he didn’t see me. What he did to daddy – shocking. I’m telling you – SHOCKING! This is just the proof of how wrapped he has daddy around his huge paws. What was that? You want to see my proof. Okay – here you go.
What do you think now? And look at that wicked look on his face! I just know this is going to end up on Investigative Discovery channel. I can see it now, “Animals that Kill”. Hemi will be the first one serving time. snorts!
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Okay I admit it. I’m addicted. I’m addicted to the ID channel. You know – investigative discovery. It could be a worse. I could have a gambling problem. I could have a money problem. I could be addicted to the ladies. Nope – I’m addicted to Investigative Discovery. I can’t help it.
Behind Mansion Walls, Disappeared , Catch My Killer, Dateline, Nightmare Next Door, On the Case with Paula Zahn, Homicide Hunter, Redrum, Swamp Murders, Southern Fried Homicide – these are just a few of the shows that get my piggy blood pumping!
Some people ask what is in my Netflix que or recorded to tape on my television – now you know. I love a good who did it show. I put on my Sherlock Holmes hat, get out my Columbo cigar, my pencil and notebook. Yep, I’m addicted. Do you know else is addicted right there with me? Nods head up and down, yep my mommy.
Daddy says we watch too many of these shows. I don’t think so. I look at it as an educational research program for me and mom. It keeps us on our hooves and toes. But I guess I can admit there are times when maybe – and I stress that maybe – we are watching too much. You be the judge.
10 Signs You’re Watching the ID Channel Too Much
1. After watching the ID channel, you double check and then TRIPLE check to make sure all of your locks are set on every door and window in the house.
2. You find yourself screaming at the television, “Don’t do it!”; “Turn around!”; “Don’t open the closet door!”; “Don’t get in the car!”; or my favorite, “Are you crazy!?!” and mom’s favorite, “Has she seriously not called the cops yet?!”
3. You’ve thought about doing a background check on your significant other because you just never know who you’ve married.
4. When your spouse brings you a drink without asking, you automatically want to switch glasses with them just in case.
5. When going on vacation, the first thing you ask is, “Do you have the ID channel?” followed by “What about free WifI?”
6. When passing a hitch hiker, you just know in your mind’s eye that he has a hatchet or some sort of torture device in his back pack.
7. When at a restaurant and the table next to you asks to borrow your salt shaker, you give them EVERYTHING on your table because you know people have been killed for less.
8. When a friend asks you to ‘go for a ride’ and doesn’t tell you where ya’ll are going, you call everyone in front of him to let them know who you are with, start the recording device on your Smart phone and leave bread crumbs as a trail to find you…. just in case.
9. You’re friends give you a surprise birthday party and the first thing you do when the lights come on and everyone yells surprise is take cover behind the sofa in a fetal position.
10. Just the sound of any of the shows on the ID channel sends chills up and down your spine and you begin to wonder how the show is going to end this time.
Tell me my friends that I’m not the only one addicted to a channel that you just can’t get enough of…. please 🙂
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This is a run by posting – snorts. I’ve got so much to get done before my big date this weekend with my love Nylablue. You know – mani/pedicure, shampoo, bath, must find Jovan musk cologne, reservations – sigh – the list is long.
I thought I would stop by on this Friday for Five Facts about me 🙂
- I’m going on my first date this weekend. Oh, you already knew that huh? Did you know it was with a cute little purr thing called Nylablue? Oh, you already knew that too huh? Did you know she already has a boyfriend? Aaww – didn’t know that did you? Yep, she does. But who says you can’t have more than one boyfriend right? She doesn’t have a ring on her finger yet? And I think Beyonce said it best, “All the single ladies put your hands up in the air… you shoulda put a ring on it”. Snorts – no offense Nyla’s other boyfriend.
- We’re having cabbage for dinner tonight and it’s one of my favorites although it’s not my mom’s favorite. No, not that she doesn’t like to eat it because she does. It’s one of her favorites as well. It’s not her favorite because when *I* eat it let’s just say it’s a meal that keeps on giving in what dad refers to as SBD’s (silent but deadly) air weaponry. Snorts.
- I think I’m starting to watch the ID (Investigative Discovery) channel too much. I see stories that I’ve seen on different shows on this channel and I can tell you what’s going to happen. I can also tell you not what to do at a crime scene. Sometimes, daddy tells me that I need to get into forensics. Oh Abby on NCIC – do you need a partner? Hubba-hubba
- Sometimes – now don’t tell anyone okay – sometimes I will pull Mouse Girls tail (she’s the other purr thing here at the Hotel Thompson) and then walk away. Everyone assumes it’s Hemi. I mean *I* never would do anything like that, right? Snorts. I think I just like to hear daddy say OMG (oh Mouse Girl). Too fun.
- I listen to a lot of music but I still can’t get into rap. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Maybe one day it will. Shakes piggy head. Nah, it won’t.
Happy weekend my friends! I hope you learned something new about me.
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ooohh shivers to mergatroid! Mom/dad have been watching the Investigative Discovery (ID) channel way too much these days. I think maybe this little piggy has even gotten addicted. It’s not hard either. You just get caught up on all of these ‘who done it’ shows and they are so very interesting! AND, you can’t just watch one show and that’s it. You have to watch several shows at a time. And there are so many different ones on this channel! It’s a little piggy paradise on crime.
There’s a new show on this channel that actually started last Tuesday. It’s called Swamp Murders. WOW – the first show was a kicker and so out of the blue. I had no clue who was the murderer until the end. It definitely kept me on my hooves the entire time.
I’m posting the link below to the Investigative Discovery show. You can read about Swamp Murders and see the other shows on this channel. Have you seen anything on this channel yet – or even perhaps Swamp Murders?
Tonight’s episode (06/11/2013) is going to be a real kicker. It’s called Chain Reaction. The television blurb says this about it.
When two women are discovered in the depths of Georgia’s Flint River, detectives wonder if a serial killer is afoot. But when they connect the two victims, investigators follow their lead to the discovery of two more corpses, and a whole slew of betrayal.
There’s an interesting tidbit about tonight’s show. You know about the mystical and magical place in my back yard at the Hotel Thompson? Not too far in the back, the Flint River runs through it! Shocker! I’ve been telling you there are things that go on back there. This little piggy will be glued to the television at 10:00PM to watch this show tonight. Who knows – it could have happened close to where the Hotel Thompson sits. Insert scary music here – 🙂
Hope you watch it. I know I will be – oink XOXO – Bacon
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