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BURGER OF THE MONTH
For you vegans. Not for me.
Can't help it. Walmart photos are so
much fun. And yes I shop there but
|Maxine and her creator.
This is all I have for this
month. I tried and I'm
| VERNON'S FUNERAL
and plays golf every Saturday.
His wife thinks he's pushing himself too hard, so for his birthday she takes him to a local
The doorman at the club greets them and says, "Hey, Vern! How ya doing?"
His wife is puzzled and asks if he's been to this club before.
"Oh no," says Vern. "He's in my bowling league..."
When they are seated, a waitress asks Vern if he'd like his usual and brings over a
His wife is becoming increasingly uncomfortable and says, "How did she know that you
"I recognize her, she's the waitress from the golf club. I always have a Bud at the end of
the 1st nine, honey."
A stripper then comes over to their table, throws her arms around Vern, starts to rub
herself all over him and says...
"Hi Vern. Want your usual table dance, big boy?"
Vern's wife, now furious, grabs her purse and storms out of the club.
Vern follows and spots her getting into a cab. Before she can slam the door, he jumps in
Vern tries desperately to explain how the stripper must have mistaken him for someone
else, but his wife is having none of it. She is screaming at him at the top of her lungs,
calling him every 4 letter word in the book..
The cabby turns around and says,
'Geez Vern, you picked up a real bitch this time.'
John Wagner, Hallmark artist since 1970, says Maxine was
inspired by his mother, his maiden aunts and his
grandmother, the woman who bought him art lessons
when 'fill in the pumpkins' was about the extent of his art
classes at St. John's Catholic School in Leonia, N.J.
John remembers doodling as a preschooler and says both
his grandmother and his mother encouraged his artistic
interests.. He eventually attended the Vesper George
School of Art in Boston and landed at Hallmark as part of a
new artists group. But it was the birth of the humorous
Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little division of Hallmark) in
1986 that added a new dimension to John's professional
life. The Shoebox way of seeing the world unleashed his
talents and he created Maxine.
Why the name 'Maxine'? 'People at Shoebox starte
referring to the character as 'John Wagner's old lady,' and I
knew that would get me into trouble with my wife,' John
says. The Shoebox team had a contest among themselves
to name the character and three of the approximately 30
entries suggested 'Maxine'. John says the name is perfect.
John, who says he's humbled by such acceptance of
Maxine, admits he's proud of her.
Now you know the story of how Maxine came to be.
|Here we go with the hair again. You bald guys check out there hair products yet?
|Must not run out of caffeine and sugar.
|Or this will happen.
|Told you to put on sunscreen!
|Works for me.
|Must be Los Vegas Walmart
|WAIT UP MOM!
|Watch me kid.