Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Blast From The Past...

...present and pluperfect!

Favorite Cinematic Scenes

I took a poll in the house today and came up with our two favorite scenes from the movies/television.The strange part about our two choices was the underlying theme.
That shouldn't be hard to figure out.



Today In History (May 32)

(I found this very funny parody on Youtube today while searching for some Ken Burns-Baseball videos.My first thought was that I could not post this on my blog for fear of being branded "not politically correct" and "insensitive to the feelings of others".
Well,I am not and never will be "politically correct".I will leave that to the politicians(who by the way are rarely correct).As far as being "insensitive to the feelings of others",I could plead guilty on a few occasions,but it had nothing to do with the color of anyone's skin.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Old Run-Around

On my day off I always have to run around running errands.
Today was no different.I needed cash from the bank,gas for the car,cut for the hair and blood drawn for my next Dr. appointment.That last one proved to be easier said than done.I really got the old run-around running around running that errand.
First,I drove across town to the Lab on Tilghman Rd. in the Food Lion shopping center.It was no longer in business(I had forgotten this).So,I drove back across town to the lab on Riverside Dr. that I had used once before.Lo and behold,it had closed also and moved across town to the Woodbrooke Medical complex on Tilghman Rd. across the street from the Food Lion.So back across town I went. Good thing I had already gotten gas!
So here I sit after running all over town running my errand run.Ain't life a run-around!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Q: What One Car Stands Above The Rest?

A: A paid off car!

That's right,I have made my last car payment.At least for the foreseeable future.
I don't change cars very often.If it ain't broke don't fix it is my motto.
Since 1973,I have only driven 7 cars.That averages out to 1 every 5 years.However,I had 3 cars between 1973 and 1977(Vega,Fiat128,Buick Regal).So,if your throw them out and average the last 4 (all Toyotas)I get 8 years per car.I guess there is a new ride in store for me in 2011.The direction that "Chairman O" is leading us,I guess I will have to settle for a scooter.Until then,I will enjoy my gas guzzling(30 mpg)SUV and some more change in my pocket.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bar Hoppin'

Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant on Rt.50 across from Grant's Texaco that had a sports bar on the second floor back in the early to mid 1990's?
I don't recall if the food was any good or if the beer was cold, but I do remember that they had this trivia game that you could play.
They had a monitor on the wall behind the bar that posted trivia questions with multiple choice answers that you selected on a hand held device.Each player had a screen name(mine was Toad)and you were awarded points for correct answers (and for the order in which each player answered).After each question the results would be posted on the leader board.I usually did well as did my brother(Bat).I remember one night when I could do no wrong and was far ahead of the field in the standings, some drunk at the end of the bar hollered out "That damn toad is givin' me warts"!
The bar was also given a ranking against all other competing bars across the country.
This place closed after a short run and is now a Mexican restaurant.I wonder if this game is still played in any venue within driving distance.I would rather enjoy sitting at the bar,sipping a cold one(Pepsi,please)munching on pub mix and hoping for some drunk at the end of the bar to holler "That damn toad is givin' me warts"!

The final question was: Who fathered Murphy Brown's baby?
I can't recall.Do you?
(Honor system here.No googling).

Saturday, May 23, 2009

and Recall

I lost my "things to get list" for the Memorial Day party.I hope I can recall it...Here goes: corn-on-the-cob,steaks for the grill,a watermelon,potato salad,coleslaw,hamburgers,chicken,BBQ sauce,hot dogs,sodas,beer,charcoal and a new volleyball net.
I think that was it.Oh shit,I almost forgot the potato chips!
Wait a minute...I know I forgot something.I hope I can recall it!

Citizen's Arrest! Citizen's Arrest!

The guy that taped this video has got some "big ones" and the cop ain't got any.
This guy should consider himself lucky that he did not pull this on a seasoned cop.
He might have received a "wooden shampoo"(I saw that term somewhere today...never heard it before).

The cop in VA. should have called him a "BOOB",like Barney did when Gomer pulled this shit on him (not included on following video,but ya'll remember the episode).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fifteen Years Ago (Come October)

Gas to get to concert: 24 cents

Ticket at the door: $26.50

Seeing Bob Dylan in my own backyard: Priceless

If he returned to Salisbury,the gas would be double.But what would the ticket cost?
Who cares! I'd be there!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Flying Private

That's my pick for the 135th Run for the Roses.