Laugh of the Week and site changes.

Did you notice the site looks different?

First up, check out the CHALLENGES BY MY PALS page. As I discover people who participate in my challenges who have Weekly Challenges of their own, I’ll be adding them to this page. You can add your challenge to the comments if you like so I know. But I reserve the right to say no and delete the comment. If you aren’t an active part of our community I can’t see my promoting your site … yet. That may sound unfriendly but I think it’s fair.

As for the new look of the blog. I’m experimenting. My theme has different layouts and I’m going to see what I like.

Ronovan Writes Laugh of the Week

I’ll be putting videos at the top of the sidebar and for now those will be the LAUGH of the WEEK. You don’t have to leave the sidebar to watch or listen to it. Click the play symbol in the center and you’ve got it.

I won’t be doing a post each week about the video I show. Instead, it will be there on the sidebar for you to click and watch if you like. I intend to keep them as short as possible. This weeks is longer than the ones I will like to normally use of no more than 2:00.

Let me say a little about this weeks LAUGH of the WEEK.

At 4:55 it is worth it to see Tim Conway attempt to make Carol Burnett break character during a skit where four characters are playing Password. Tim has just said Elephant, which is wrong, in response to Carol’s clue. All Carol has to do is get Vicki Lawrence, Mama in this skit, to begin her part by giving a clue to guest star Dick Van Dyke. But Carol has to be able to speak in order to do it.

A little backstory to this segment. There were rehearsals earlier in the day. Even then, Carol was having a difficult time keeping a straight face. The director came through during makeup and told Vicki Lawrence, of Mama’s Family fame, actually the youngest member of the cast who played Mama the one in glasses and the grey wig, that the Elephant story had changed and to be prepared for anything.

Vicki knew it would be trouble trying to get through the skit with a straight face. Her husband, the makeup man on the show, told her to get Tim Conway for a change because Tim was always trying to crack people up, even making Harvey Korman, who some may know from Blazing Saddles, pee in his pants during the famous Dentist skit. Vicki had a difficult time in the past doing anything off script because she was so young and felt she shouldn’t. Her attempt to ‘get’ Tim has a word in it that I don’t use. Watch and see what happens.


Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling by PS Bartlett and Ronovan Hester

Ronovan Hester is an author, with his debut historical adventure novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling due out in February 14, 2016. He shares his life through his blog His love of poetry, authors and community through his online world has lead to the creation of a site dedicated to book reviews, interviews and author resources known as

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6 thoughts on “Laugh of the Week and site changes.

  1. The place that you placed it is quite catchy and I love a good laugh any time. I actually have two challenges that I host: Echoes Of My Neighbourhood which is a photo challenge and My thinking corner for short thoughts. I would have loved to add the links but don’t know how to do that on my phone. Will send it in later. Thank you Ronovan.

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  2. I think freshening up a blog and making a few changes really helps bring in more readers. I perform this about every three months on my own blog and always come away feeling very satisfied. My readers also seem to like it and you don’t need to change the whole theme (unless you want to).

    I love the new ‘friends challenge’ feature. Thank you for including mine 👍

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  3. Okay- I love the Laugh of the Week- the concept and the actual video you used. I grew up watching the Carol Burnett Show and this was one of the funniest skits they did. Thanks for the laugh!

    I think the Friends’ Challenge feature is a great idea and I look forward to checking it out.

    And finally, the new look is very crisp and clean. (I like it.)


  4. Such a great show, thanks for the flashback in time Ronovan. A thoughtful idea to have a friends’ challenges link, seems a unique idea too, always honoured to be included in anything you are a part of. The sight changes are nice but no pics of you anymore…that said, I removed my personal pic from gravatar a month or so back. Don’t know why, I guess like you I just needed a bit of change.

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