30 thoughts on “Nobody Likes a Show-off, Doris

  1. gail pierson July 17, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas right Doris! 🙂

  2. Phred's Mom July 17, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    That there is one nice rack, Doris.

    • Murray C. July 17, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      😂😂😂😂😂😂😂to Mike, Gail and Phred’s Mom. This is laugh out loud (NOT just lol!)

      • Murray C. July 17, 2016 / 2:30 pm

        Doris is precisely the right name – no idea why, but it is.

        • Not That Mike The Other Mike July 17, 2016 / 2:47 pm

          It’s a name that would be right at home in “The Far Side,” the comic that has inspired a lot of what I do here.

          • Murray C. July 17, 2016 / 3:32 pm

            Oh, yeah.

          • Phred's Mom July 17, 2016 / 4:59 pm

            Loved “The Far Side”.

          • Phred's Mom July 17, 2016 / 5:01 pm

            As luck would have it, that actually is my name.
            Never liked it, always associated it with the dopey
            housewives in 50’s and 60’s sitcoms, and the
            perennial maiden, Miss Day. Was named for
            my mom’s best friend, who was a sweetie.
            Still . . .

            • Murray C. July 17, 2016 / 10:38 pm

              You have to pronounce it with a Spanish or Italian accent – I think you’ll feel like a new woman! My mother had a friend named Ruth and we all disliked her – she was prissy, old maidish in the worst way. Ruth has since then been a name I couldn’t deal with (the opposite situation from yours, but it’s amazing how much baggage a name can hold.

              • tara July 18, 2016 / 6:36 am

                Ah Murray C! my thoughts exactly – pronunciation is everything. If it is pronounced in the east coast, nasal “Dahris” that’s one thing, but it’s quite beautiful if pronounced more like Dory – Doris. 🙂

                • Phred's Mom July 18, 2016 / 7:16 am

                  My Spanish teacher pronounced it
                  “dough-riss”, which somehow made
                  things worse, high school being the
                  socially mature place it can be.n
                  Still, it beats “Mildred”. My consolation
                  is. that it is the name of a Greek water
                  nymph, (not me!) who was a concubine
                  of Poseidon. A bit more glamorous.

          • amyliz July 17, 2016 / 6:05 pm

            My dad has a book of Far Side cartoons. They still make me laugh after seeing them a million times!

          • 6rabbits July 17, 2016 / 7:07 pm

            • Phred's Mom July 18, 2016 / 7:22 am

              One of my favorites. I was a photographer’s. assistant for
              several years and this was me.

          • Kar July 17, 2016 / 7:57 pm

          • Em July 17, 2016 / 11:58 pm

            Doris is a great name, and I think it’s right at home in “The Far Side,” in part because it’s Gary Larson’s mother’s name.

            • Phred's Mom July 18, 2016 / 7:23 am

              Now I feel better.

        • Gigi_the cat lady July 17, 2016 / 3:08 pm

          It’s doubly funny for me because I had an UNCLE called Doris ( its be a man name in French ) He was a farmer in NB and it’s hilarious to imagine him as a Las Vegas showgirl 😂😂😂😂

          • Murray C. July 17, 2016 / 3:33 pm


        • amyliz July 17, 2016 / 6:03 pm

          That was my thought, too…the perfect name! And you know Doris probably chewed gum all time and had a high-pitched voice with a Brooklyn accent! (But now her voice is deep and gravelly from cigarettes and alcohol!)

          • Murray C. July 17, 2016 / 10:33 pm

            Sorta like Marianne Faithful! I LOVE her whiskey voice. I wonder if Doris can sing the song of her people???😝

            • Phred's Mom July 18, 2016 / 7:26 am


              • Murray C. July 18, 2016 / 11:38 am


    • Jen8 July 17, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Everybody knows Doris’ rack ain’t real.

      • Phred's Mom July 18, 2016 / 7:24 am

        Oh yeah?!?

  3. Ms Can Opener July 17, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    Boy, that photographer was certainly in the right place at the right time. Once when I lived in Denver, I was stopped at an intersection waiting for a fire truck to fly by. My camera was sitting on the seat beside me.

    I watched in amazement as on top of the speeding truck with the attendant fireman was a dalmatian with his ears blowing in the wind. Not till after it was passed did I recognize the missed opportunity. That was at least 35 years ago but I’ve never forgotten.

    At least I still have the “picture” in my memory.

  4. AJ July 17, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Too funny!! So many images went thru my mind with the line about putting the headdress back in the closet but that picture is even better than I imagined.

  5. JenDeyan July 17, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Am I the only one that didn’t get it at first? *sheepish grin* I was thinking, “Isn’t that a female? She shouldn’t have antlers…?”

    • Murray C. July 17, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      JenDeyan, you’re just way too intelligent, it’s as simple as that.☺️

  6. tara July 18, 2016 / 6:45 am

    This photo reminds me of that gorgeous Miyazake movie, Princess Mononoke. Think I’m gonna have to pull that dvd out and dust it off this week.

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