Friday Funny Feature:  Rice Krispies Treats Farming

Friday Funny Feature: Rice Krispies Treats Farming

This week’s featured video is a funny video created by Matthew Sligar, who is a 3rd generation California Rice Farmer that has created a YouTube channel called Rice Farming TV. YouTube videos are Matthew’s tools for sharing interesting facts about modern rice farming in Northern California.  Last month, Matthew introduced a spoof video to draw attention to his YouTube Channel.  His video:  Rice Krispies Treats Farmer Explains How Rice Krispies Treats are Made! drew over 130,000 Facebook views in the first week.  It just goes to show the power of humor on social media.  Check out the zany video this rice farmer used to draw more attention to his more serious episodes on modern rice production.  You may also want to check out some of the serious videos he has made to educate consumers on his YouTube Channel called, Rice Farming TV.

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

If you come across an interesting or humorous video, or a new product innovation related to agriculture, please send in a link, so we can share it with our readers. Send video links to:  Doug Mayo

 

Friday Funny Feature:  Almond Dairy Farming

Friday Funny Feature: Almond Dairy Farming

Typically, the weekly featured videos share an innovation or idea related to agricultural production.  This week take a break from the serious videos to enjoy a humorous one that pokes fun at the idea of milking almonds, called “Nut Milking Exposed.”  There has been a great deal of discussion of late about whether nut oil based drink products should be label as milk.  No matter which side of this argument you sit on, this video was cleverly produced to make fun of the notion of getting milk from nuts.  Check out this video that shares the humorous story of a 3rd generation nut milker.

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

If you come across an interesting or humorous video, or a new product innovation related to agriculture, please send in a link, so we can share it with our readers. Send video links to:  Doug Mayo

Friday Feature:  Peterson Brother’s Tractor Stuck Parody

Friday Feature: Peterson Brother’s Tractor Stuck Parody

This week’s featured video is a brand new video by the, now famous, Peterson Brothers farm family in Kansas.  Their humorous video called “Tractor Stuck” is parody of AC/DC’s song Thunderstruck.  Over the past several years this trio has created a variety of agricultural awareness videos by taking popular songs and changing the lyrics to share something about farm life in Kansas.  Following Alberto and all of the rain that hit during planting season, I thought it might help to laugh a little at these young farmers who are struggling with their wet ground this year too.

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

If you come across an interesting or humorous video, or a new product innovation related to agriculture, please send in a link, so we can share it with our readers. Send video links to:  Doug Mayo

 

Friday Feature: Karl Kressman’s the Cow Truck & the Convertible

Friday Feature: Karl Kressman’s the Cow Truck & the Convertible

This week’s featured video is a humorous selection of Rawhide tales with Karl Kressman.  Karl Kressman is a well known cowboy and Longhorn cattle breeder in Jackson County, FL.  Instead of writing down his memoirs he has created a YouTube video series to share his tales of humorous adventures of rodeoing and working in the cattle industry in the Panhandle of Florida.  Grab a glass of sweet tea, get comfortable, and enjoy the humorous story of when Karl drove a cattle truck through downtown Marianna, and the impatient convertible driver he encountered.

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If you enjoyed these videos, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

If you come across an interesting or humorous video, or a new product innovation related to agriculture, please send in a link, so we can share it with our readers. Send video links to:  Doug Mayo

Friday Funny:  The Chicken Cannon

Friday Funny: The Chicken Cannon

It has been 10 months since we shared a Friday Funny, due to a lack of good material.  Special thanks to Ed Jowers, Emeritus Jackson County Extension Director for sending this funny story to share:

Photo Credit: Scott Sommerdorf

The Chicken Cannon

Scientists at NASA built a special cannon to launch standard 6-pound, whole dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity.  The idea was to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields.

Engineers working on the Bullet Train project heard about the cannon and were eager to test it on the windshields of their new high speed trains. Arrangements were made, and a cannon was sent to the Bullet Train engineers.

The engineers were excited to see the results of years of hard work and planning.  They set up the experiment and even invited several government officials to attend that had championed the funding of this project.  They had a grand ceremony with a countdown.  The speedy bullet train roared down the test track at over 200 mph and the engineers fired the chicken cannon.

After the canon was fired, the engineers stood in shock as they viewed in horror at the damage.  The shatterproof glass was smashed to smithereens, there was a huge hole in the control console, the driver’s seat had the head rest blown off, and the chicken embedded into the back wall of the train engine’s cabin.

Luckily this was an unmanned test, so no one was hurt except for the pride of the engineers.  It was as if they were little boys who broke their prize Christmas present.  That chicken trashed their modern marvel.

Immediately the engineers began assessing the damages, took numerous photos and measurements and sent a full report, along with their pages of scientific designs to engineers at NASA.  The desperate engineers were totally dumbfounded and asked for an explanation of what could have possibly gone wrong?  Their email to the head engineer at NASA said, “Please help us understand how to resolve this issue.  We followed all standard protocols and double checked every safety precaution prior to the test with the chicken cannon!

In just a few minutes, the Bullet Train engineers were shocked by the rapid response.  The head engineer at NASA responded with just one short line in bold, all capital letters:

“DEFROST THE CHICKEN FIRST!”

 

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If you enjoyed this week’s joke, you might also enjoy others from the past: Friday Funnies

Farm folks always enjoy sharing good jokes, photos and stories.  If you have a good, clean joke, particularly one that pertains to agriculture, or a funny photo that you took on the farm, send it in and we will share it with our readers.

 

 

 

Friday Feature:  Baxter Black’s Duck & Run Olympics

Friday Feature: Baxter Black’s Duck & Run Olympics

For the past few weeks I have shared more serious videos, so I thought it might be good to lighten up the mood a little this week and feature a video of America’s funniest veterinarian, Baxter Black.  Baxter has produced a number of humorous cowboy poetry videos, but this one is especially appropriate for this time of year, as cattle producers prepare for spring calf working.  Anyone who has ever worked cattle through the chute coming off of ryegrass or other lush grazing can appreciate his poem he calls the “Duck & Run Olympics.”

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out the featured videos from previous weeks:  Friday Features

If you come across a humorous video or interesting story related to agriculture, please send in a link, so we can share it with our readers. Send video links to:  Friday Features