Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thursday Thirteen 18th and Final TT


1.The population of the USA is 300 million.

2. 160 million are retired. That leaves 140 million to do the work.

3. There are 85 million in school, This leaves 55 million to do the work.

4. Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government. That leaves 15 million to do the work.

5. 2.8 million are in the armed forces.This leaves 12.2 million to do the work.

6. Take from that total the 10.8 million people who work for state and city governments. And that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.

7. At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals. This leaves 1,212,000 to do the work.

8. Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.

9. That leaves just two people to do the work.

10. You and me.

11. And there you are,

12. Sitting on your arse,

13. At your computer, reading my stupid blog.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged!

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Blogger Tamara said...

How odd.I thought you are living in the U.S.
I mean...I live in Texas,and it's Wednesday here.Or am I going nutty?,my computer says Wed. the 21st.How did you get to Thurs already?LOL
Oh,and you got me with #13....cuz I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing after a long hard day at my slave driving job.LOL

February 21, 2007 5:57 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Well I'm not in the US so it's officially Thursday over here. Our very last TT apparently.

It was nice meeting you Raggedy. Come by and say hello sometimes.

February 21, 2007 5:59 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

Hey pssssssst republish at midnight and really mess up Tammi lol

Well dear I live in Canada so I guess you're working alone there LOL

Have a nice Thurdays when ever it is :)

February 21, 2007 6:15 PM  
Blogger ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

Thank you for a funny final TT! I'll miss reading yours Raggedy! Have a happy Thursday and try not to work too hard :)

February 21, 2007 7:22 PM  
Blogger Mia said...

lol..I've seen that before but it still makes me laugh hard.

I think we should still keep TT going!

February 21, 2007 7:28 PM  
Blogger The Muffin said...

Oh my goodness! That was great! I love your blog. I will definately be back, even though TT is over with. I hope you do the same.

February 21, 2007 7:45 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Its Thursday here (in UK) and yes i am sat on my arse!
I dont know the stats for the UK but its probably just like that!
Very funny last TT!
Thanks for the Visit.
see you in meme world!

February 21, 2007 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFL!!! very funny!!! i was so interested to find out who does the work & boink, it hits me to the last one...great one!!!

February 21, 2007 7:56 PM  
Blogger Amy Ruttan said...

ROFL, so funny. Does apply to me, I'm in Canada.

February 21, 2007 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I especially love the last one!

Happy (final) TT!


February 21, 2007 8:14 PM  
Blogger Christie O. said...

too funny!! and you're right, i'm on my arse!!! happy tt, i will miss this!! thanks as always for stopping by!!

February 21, 2007 8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my TT lists and leaving comments. I know I have not always been able to reciprocate. Keep in touch! I love your final list. So true, so very true! Thank you for ending in a whimsical way!

February 21, 2007 8:20 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...


But I'm ALLOWED to be on my arse; I retired in 1999. Yes, I'm serious! I am still partying like it's 1999!

Happy final TT; I hope you'll come visit West of Mars anyway. Your visits always make me smile.

February 21, 2007 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I missing something here? Is this the end of TT? Or can we still do it if we want to? I am going to miss you. Please do stop by my blog every now and then. Take care and it's been fun!

My 13 is up.

February 21, 2007 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BUTT how about me, I'm not even not in the USA...

Bahhhh, I'm not doing any work either!


...and thanks for stopping by :-)

February 21, 2007 8:29 PM  
Blogger Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

do we have to quit tt? why can't we just keep doing it ourselves? is there a reason? sigh....

smiles, bee

February 21, 2007 8:40 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That is really fantastic. So this leaves only you doing the work. (Lol).
My final T13 is up too.

February 21, 2007 8:51 PM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

You know it! :) I'm just about tired of seeing all the news related articles on how the baby boomers are impacting our future... :) Great list though. Thank you for sharing.

February 21, 2007 9:08 PM  
Blogger Di said...

The day I've had? I deserve to be sitting on my arse!

February 21, 2007 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL. This is one of the funniest T13 I have ever read. No way am I doing the work since I'm on bedrest!!

Thanks for all the good times and for stopping by my last T13.

February 21, 2007 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO! That was hilarious. Thanks for the giggles and for visiting my blog. Happy Retirement Edition TT!

February 21, 2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger Melessa Gregg said...

LOL! What a good way to end the TT's. I will miss them, but thanks to bookmarks, I don't have to miss you!

February 21, 2007 10:05 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Lol ! You.. working ?? I am working, I have to run 4 blogs ! don't you think that I am overworked ??
BTW why are you so upset about TT ? I am sure it will not be the end. As far as I know this "creation" is not protected by any copyright, so everybody can take it over without "purchasing".

February 21, 2007 10:08 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

LOL - Your TTs today had me laughing :)

I want to say Happy last TTs to everyone here! I wish you all happiness and good luck :)

Raggedy thanks for visiting my blog!

February 21, 2007 10:09 PM  
Blogger John Holland said...

I'm sad to see the 13 end too. I've enjoyed it. I enjoy visiting your blog too and consider you a friend. I hope you keep visiting mine even though there will be no more 13.

February 21, 2007 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's cool list :D

Happy TT!!

February 21, 2007 10:13 PM  
Blogger Bellezza said...

This reminds me a bit of what my husband says about his work, "20 percent of the people take up 80 percent of my time." Good post!

February 21, 2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Raggedy ! Unintentionally I follow your steps in the comments, lol ! I don't want to offend you but you are the only one talking about an end of TT, one of us can take it over and call it "NEW TT" then it would be a new creation. I am too new and unexperienced otherwise I would do it.

February 21, 2007 10:31 PM  
Blogger -atomik kitten said...

Would you rather us go away? ;)

February 21, 2007 10:47 PM  
Blogger L^2 said...

Great list as always! So sad TT has come to an end. Thanks for visiting each week; your comments are always appreciated.

February 21, 2007 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to take this out--with a bang!

Loved the poem you left me on my blog, loved reading your TT's. I will be back over here. I consider you a friend also and besides, I like sitting on me arse, at my computer, reading your entertaining blog

February 21, 2007 11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


February 21, 2007 11:46 PM  
Blogger Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Wish this wasn't the last TT. I hope you will still visit Alasandra from time to time.

February 21, 2007 11:51 PM  
Blogger KarenW said...

LOL! Thanks for all the work you are doing. Cute poem you left in the comments too!

February 21, 2007 11:55 PM  
Blogger Kimo and Sabi said...

How did you do that?!

Thanks fer yer visits to our bloggie - we hopes you come back and visit after TT retires :)

February 22, 2007 12:00 AM  
Blogger Sylvia Day said...


February 22, 2007 12:19 AM  
Blogger JHS said...

Cute! Thanks for stopping by. Don't be a stranger just because TT has closed up shop. :-)

February 22, 2007 1:34 AM  
Blogger Smalltown RN said...

That's just priceless...actually I am at work.....tee hee...

February 22, 2007 2:31 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

*lol* very funny! Thanks for visiting my picture TT. I hope someone will take over TT from Leanne.

February 22, 2007 4:47 AM  
Blogger Loretta @ Stitching the Night Away said...

I hope that Thursday Thirteen doesn't go away. I contacted Leanne and I'm determined to rescue the thirteen if I can!

February 22, 2007 5:26 AM  
Blogger Joy Renee said...

so funny. thanx for the giggle as the curtain falls

my 21st TT is 13 ways to support the troops. not a bumper sticker, magnet or T-shirt among them. several of them might even make you smile

i think this is my first visit here. i kept meaning to click on your link in TT comments as you always left such cool ones but never did until today. and only did because this might be the last chance. i'll have to come back and explore. especially when i need a smile.

February 22, 2007 5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's your fault nothing is getting done, distracting us with your blog ;-)

February 22, 2007 5:39 AM  
Blogger Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

What a fantastic TT! I almost woke up my son by laughing!

February 22, 2007 5:51 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

And I appreciate you working so hard so I CAN sit on my arse and read your blog!!!!!
I can't believe TT is over. But it doesn't mean we can't visit each other anyway! I hope you will drop by from time to time and I will do the same. I do appreciate all your sweet comments and visits.

February 22, 2007 6:41 AM  
Blogger el-e-e said...

Very good list! I actually laughed out loud. :)

February 22, 2007 6:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! That was great. That was a sweet poem you left on my blog.

It has been wonderful and I will come and visit.

February 22, 2007 7:02 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ROFL! Thanks for posting the funny TT! I can't believe it's the last. Thanks for everything and don't be a stranger. :)

February 22, 2007 7:11 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

how true about the federal gov't workers. And then you've got to subtract all the time that morons add to the work to be done by being stupid.

February 22, 2007 7:32 AM  
Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

this was too much fun! I am glad to have met you through the TT and I am really going to miss this weekly visit with my blog friends.

February 22, 2007 7:47 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Can't blame me Raggedy, I live in Australia, I don't think we have anyone working over here!!

February 22, 2007 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it!

February 22, 2007 8:00 AM  
Blogger MaR said...

It's sad to say farewell to our TT but you wrote a wonderful funny list to cheer us up! just great!
Happy thursday and I love your rhyme as well!!

February 22, 2007 8:20 AM  
Blogger Peg said...

Oh that was too funny! Great List!

February 22, 2007 8:24 AM  
Blogger Darla said...

Oh, gee, sorry, Raggedy! LOL But may I say, you're doing a great job! *goes off giggling*

February 22, 2007 8:26 AM  
Blogger Carina said...

Guess one of us had better get busy, then!

February 22, 2007 8:26 AM  
Blogger Angela/SciFiChick said...

Sad that TT is ending :(

February 22, 2007 8:27 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for visiting my TTs. I will miss this weekly round.

February 22, 2007 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROTFL! Too funny!!

February 22, 2007 8:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm going to miss TT and all the traffic to my blog. :) JK ~ hope you have a great Thursday!

February 22, 2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Happy last TT :-(

February 22, 2007 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great list! I am sitting at my computer but I am doing work too. The pleasures of working from home!
Thanks for stopping by today!

February 22, 2007 8:41 AM  
Blogger Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

What did you call your blog?? No, even in jest, it is not that! I love reading it.

As for Thursday Thirteen, it is the only non-photo meme I do, make that did, better get mine up real quick. . . I am going to miss it terribly.

Have a great day though!

February 22, 2007 8:46 AM  
Blogger Dane Bramage said...

I will have you know that while I am at work sitting on my butt at the computer reading your blog, I am getting over $30.00 an hour to do it! :-) Is this a great country or what!

Thanks for stopping by my final T13; 13 Thursday Thirteen Logos
I made and used during the last 30 weeks.

February 22, 2007 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how can it be over already?! i just found out about it :)

February 22, 2007 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL... I keep meaning to do up a Thursday 13, but usually I don't remember until it's Friday! I'm going to have to get a big calendar and stick it to the wall. But I did do an entry today... but now that I know, I still have a bit of time to whip something up!

Thanks for the reminder. :)

February 22, 2007 9:37 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Very cute! Happy TT!

I'm up!

February 22, 2007 9:39 AM  
Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

Wow, no wonder I am so tired all the time!

February 22, 2007 9:40 AM  
Blogger WanderingWoman said...

Funny--so true

February 22, 2007 9:41 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

Thats a hilarious list. Of course its scary too

February 22, 2007 9:50 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

*uh hum* You don't have a "stupid" blog so how can I be reading it?! ;-)

I'm working hard, I promise... LOL

Have a great day!
Love & hugs!

February 22, 2007 10:03 AM  
Blogger Angela Robinson said...

Good one...thanks for single-handedly handling the work of the nation!

February 22, 2007 10:03 AM  
Blogger Sophisticated Writer said...

Hey I just posted my final TT. TT has been a great community. Goodbye dear friends and hope to meet again.

February 22, 2007 10:12 AM  
Blogger Erin Faye said...

This is hillarious! Thanks for stopping by, and I am going to miss TT!

February 22, 2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger Mitchypoo said...

Hee hee! Thanks for the comment and hope to get to know you better even though Thursday Thirteen is retired...

February 22, 2007 10:17 AM  
Blogger Mitchypoo said...

Hee hee! Thanks for the comment and hope to get to know you better even though Thursday Thirteen is retired...

February 22, 2007 10:17 AM  
Blogger Cafe Cats said...

I've bookmarked you, Raggedy. Can't believe she pulled it.

oh yeah ...I'm at work. *giggle*

I'm up. Hope to see you around.

February 22, 2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Way too was your lovely tribute to TT...thanks for the memories!

February 22, 2007 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I've read that one before - but it's still cute :-)

February 22, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Good thing YOU'RE working!

February 22, 2007 10:45 AM  
Blogger desert rat said...

Gotta love questionable statistics.

February 22, 2007 10:49 AM  
Blogger JAM said...

Great list. Funny, but makes you think. I wouldn't want you to balance my check book though.

Happy T13!

February 22, 2007 10:54 AM  
Blogger alisonwonderland said...

very funny, raggedy! i guess i better get to work!

happy final TT!

February 22, 2007 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was the best TT EVER!

February 22, 2007 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too funny!!

February 22, 2007 11:24 AM  
Blogger Sword Mama said...

Thanks for letting me know about my url! I did that last week too.

Hopefully the TT will continue! I'm crossing my fingers. (-:

February 22, 2007 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Love it!

Happy TT! :)

All the best!

February 22, 2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, er, ahhhh...

I'm working while I sit here on my arse. I'm typing. So there! :P

February 22, 2007 12:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ The Plain-Spoken Pen said...

Oh, what a hoot! So if I'm sitting on my butt, does that mean you're working right now?

I'm adding you to my blogroll. :-)

Happy TT!

February 22, 2007 1:01 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That is so great.

February 22, 2007 1:34 PM  
Blogger Mama's Moon said...

Hahaha! That's hilarious. Thanks for the laugh while I sit here on my arse watching you do all the work for me. I'll have your back the next time around. *wink*

Happy Thursday!

February 22, 2007 1:37 PM  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

What a fun list, very cute. I hope you are not toos ad about ending with TT...I ws terribly surprised but I hope we will still be able to visit on blogs and run into each's been great to "meet" you...

here is my TT list which is ironically about art and the impernanece of life...sort of suiting to the end or changes of TT lists!

February 22, 2007 1:37 PM  
Blogger TopChamp said...

Hello - happy funny final TT!

February 22, 2007 1:41 PM  
Blogger Sunflower said...

Interesting final TT!

Thanks for stopping by my Sunflower blog and supporting me!

Welcome back anytime!

I will Exercise for Comments!

February 22, 2007 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That kinda makes me squirm in my chair a little....or say "don't just do something, sit there!"

I just find it hard to believe this is the last one for real. It's just against my religion.

February 22, 2007 2:22 PM  
Blogger Andi said...

I have the piece that was adopted from called "Who Works?" of my favorite things.

February 22, 2007 3:06 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

This is a great TT!!!

Happy future blogging. I'll be sure to stop by! :)

February 22, 2007 3:19 PM  
Blogger Qtpies7 said...

that was a great TT! Very cute!

February 22, 2007 3:28 PM  
Blogger Ms. George said...

That was brilliant! Thanks for stopping by mine...

February 22, 2007 3:31 PM  
Blogger Rae said...

haha that was worth a laugh or two! Thanks for welcoming me! =)

February 22, 2007 3:38 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL, LOL...Very funny, my dear Raggedy...! You got me, too! LOL!

February 22, 2007 3:48 PM  
Blogger Carey said...

Now that was an interesting read. Thanks for sharing. Come check out my blog and see what I was up to today.

February 22, 2007 5:29 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Funny! Thanks for sharing the laughs! I enjoy your blog...will be back!

February 22, 2007 6:35 PM  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Brilliant list, sooooo funny.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care, Meow

February 22, 2007 7:17 PM  
Blogger Jenny McB said...

I was impressed with your vast knowledge of statistics until the end. Very funny!!

February 22, 2007 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's fantastic!
Although if I think too hard about it I'll start picking holes like the fact that the people in hospitals must have been included in the people in the armed forces and goverment jobs because they're not immune to illnes... ok stop thinking now!

Sad that TT is ending... I wonder if people will still do them anyway.

February 22, 2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger Laurence said...

Thanks for stopping by !!!

I love this list... and your "poème" (in French)...

February 22, 2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Raggedy, thanks for the giggle, and for the lovely poem you left in my blog. Eventhough T13 ends this week, I will continue to stop by here as you are in my list of faves =P

February 22, 2007 7:45 PM  
Blogger Bubba said...

My father consistently told me growing up that I should know my place.

Well, I've found my place. Right here, reading your blog... :)

Happy TT!

February 22, 2007 8:48 PM  
Blogger Spy Scribbler said...

LOLOL ... you had me there, for awhile!

Happy TT!

February 22, 2007 8:59 PM  
Blogger Buttercup said...

Cute. :)

February 22, 2007 9:03 PM  
Blogger Brought to you by Her Majesty Magenta said...

I loved your TT! That is the way it feels sometimes. Like I am the only one working! LOL Especially at home! Since I put the wrong URL on my TT, nobody could find me, so glad you did and I enjoyed your poem. Sorry that TT is ending but there has to be another meme we can all do each week. I found a place called "the daily meme" that lists all the meme's by day. Lets find one that can handle the traffic and go there! I bet you could do one Raggedy! What do you say?

February 22, 2007 9:23 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

You're a riot! Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy final TT!

February 22, 2007 10:45 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

Yeah? Well, I can explain...I got up early. The work's done already.

February 23, 2007 7:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that was priceless! Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh before I get off my butt and go to work.

February 23, 2007 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just so you know .... I worked ALL day long yesterday and I only blogged during a little bit of it.

February 23, 2007 9:09 AM  
Blogger phoenix said...

I saw this one several years ago and I laughed just as hard now as I did then. :)

February 23, 2007 9:32 AM  
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...

Raggedy, I'm always amazed by the sheer volume of comments you amass!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and the cute litte poem. How sad that TT is no more!

February 23, 2007 11:12 AM  
Blogger LAC said...

4. Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government. That leaves 15 million to do the work.

... I am one of the 35 million! And I work hard every day!! Seriously, apparently my agency is not one of those notorious-for-not-working-hard government entities.

February 23, 2007 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's sad that is was our last TT but hopefully you will still stop by every once in a while.

February 23, 2007 2:24 PM  
Blogger Heather in Beautiful BC said...

That was THE funniest thing I've read in a long time! Thanks for sharing the chuckles :)

February 24, 2007 1:26 AM  
Blogger justjuls said...

Ha ha!
Hey - you can't do all the work! I gotta get offa this thing!
I just posted my first Thursday Thirteen - I found you there!

February 24, 2007 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How funny! So glad TT is under new management so we'll see you next week! :)

February 24, 2007 4:17 PM  
Blogger Liz Hill said...



February 25, 2007 4:58 AM  
Blogger D.R. Cootey said...

That was an entertaining twist of figures. A bit specious, but entertaining nonetheless. :)

My Thursday Thirteen


March 03, 2007 3:20 AM  

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