Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Just cruisin around this chilly morning, lookin for a Thursday Pic.
The price of gas is down a bit at our local Kroger, great price for premium eh?
I pledge allegiance to the flag...
Click on that last pic....Are you thinking of a number?
See You ALL on Friday!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Before there was MTV...
Before there was Don Kirshner's Rock Concert..
Before there was Hullaballoo and Shindig...
Even before Dick Clark's American Bandstand....
The popular music of the day was on TV...
YOUR HIT PARADE!!!
Dorothy Collins, Snooky Lanson, and The Hit Parade singers!!
Of course I remember that show...hehehehe
(Not this episode sillies, it ran until the late 50's)
Monday, September 28, 2009
Have you ever seen this guy before?
He's an Author, a Lawyer, and a guest judge on one of my favorite shows on The Food Channel...Iron Chef America.
But I have a BIG problem with him...He holds his fork like in the last pic!
Now I know he is not afflicted with some condition because I've seen him use chop-sticks. If my Grandmother had ever seen him eat, she would say..."He looks like he is shoveling the food in his mouth"!.HA! Funny how your childhood training stays with you doesn't it? I wonder where Jeffrey's training came from?
ANYWAY...Since this is TMI Tuesday, I guess I should pass along some info that you may or may not want to know.
And in doing so, I should also thank my lucky stars that I don't have to observe these tidbits of etiquette from around the world...
*Remember the spitting scene in Ace Ventura II? Well it IS indeed typical among Masai Tribesman to greet each other by spitting in each others faces!
*Following in the tradition of their great hero Yuri Gagarin, Russian Cosmonauts piss on the tires of the bus that takes them to the launch pad!
*In Nepal, Narikot wives are obliged to wash their husband's feet, then drink the dirty water as a token of their devotion!
*In accordance with the ancient Indian Laws of Manu, any citizen that broke wind in front of the reigning monarch, would have their anus amputated! (Those Manu's were strict!!)
*I agree with this one...According to British Royal Etiquette, when greeting the Queen, men are NOT obliged to remove their hat if they have Ringworm!
And These Blasts From The Past...
*In 16th Century Europe, It was customary for men to greet female guests by fondling their breasts..Provided they were related! (Creepy)
*The 16th Century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, died after attending a banquet in Prague thrown by a Baron. Brahe drank very heavily, but etiquette prevented from leaving the table to relieve himself before the host left. His bladder burst, and he died from a urinary infection 11 days later!
*Fijian cannibals usually ate with their fingers, but as a token of respect for the dead, they used a ritual wooden fork when consuming human flesh!
So I guess I should cut Jeffrey a little slack eh?
Hi Everybody, I hope you all had a dry relaxing week-end!
We didn't get any rain at our golf outing, and I won a very nice 123 piece tool set!
Which was promptly claimed by my son Reese...
I don't have any food pics since they fed us at the outing. So I pretty much have nothing for today, but I will say this....
Who on God's Green Earth is Geicko's Ad Agency?
I absolutely HATE the Caveman ads, and the Money-Eyes is just plain creepy!!
So let me ask you this...Which TV commercial makes you get up and pee, even if you don't have to?
Have a Great Week...
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Today is our Company's Golf outing.
Tee-Off is at 9:00 AM, with Lunch and Prizes following.
But I'll still be grinning no doubt, basking in Michigan's come from behind victory over the Indiana Hoosiers.
It was a damp misty day for the most part, but as the clock ticked down on poor Indiana, the clouds parted a bit and Golden Rays of Sunshine streamed into The Big House. The scoreboard said Mich. 36 Ind. 33, but The Wolverines said...
Thursday, September 24, 2009
.....ODE TO DELICIOUSNESS.....REALLY!!!
You can eat it anytime, you can eat it in bed.
It's creamy smoooooth, and easy to spread.
It's gooey, it's salty, it's sticky, it's sweet.
I prefer it Natural, it's my favorite treat!!
Some eat it slowly, some fast and furious.
Some women will try it...When they're feeling curious!!
I know, 2 weeks in a row...Sorry.
But, if you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55..
Come tell the G-Man.
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment...Then BOOK!!!
So from the most one-track minded host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick-Ass Week-End...!!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Back in the mid-50's, Coca-Cola did a little experiment with Subliminal Advertising. During a movie, every 55th frame or so , a message was flashed..Drink More Coke!
Coke sales for that movie performance shot though the roof...155%!! But remember, this was Circa 1955, Korean War, Brainwashing? The Government quickly stepped in and banned Subliminal Advertising.
But some unscrupulous Bloggers still use it...Or so I hear!!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Remember Ralph Sampson?
NCAA Collegiate Player of the Year for Virginia 1981-1983
First round NBA draft pic in 1983.
In the mid-80's he was to Puma, what Michael Jordon was later to Nike!!
These shoes are in PRISTINE condition..Look at the heels!!
At vintage stores they sell from $249-$399, depending upon the condition.
Are they for sale?
Monday, September 21, 2009
I've always loved the Equinox!
For maybe 30 years or so, wherever I was employed, I schlepped a raw egg to work.
I would wait till there was a lull in the action, whip out the egg, and announce that this was THE only day of the year that you can balance a raw egg on it's end. I then proceeded to painstakingly balance the egg until I could let go completely. It was much fun to watch my co-workers stare in wide-eyed amazement at this strange feat! First of all, there was always some numb-nuts that asked..."Whats an Equinox?" At this point I would give a stern look of consternation and reply, "What the fuck did you learn in school anyway?" That usually shut him up. But then you kind of had to give some lame explaination as to why this occurs. I would sputter something about the gravitational pull is less during this time, because of how the Earth tilted on it's axis. Not wanting to appear TOO stupid, that definition usually put off any further discussion.
Even though you can balance an egg on end ANYDAY of the year, is it really easier to successfully do it on this day? Some say yes!!!
Because of the 23 degrees of tilt of the Earth's spin axis, there is a degree of symmetry during an Equinox when the Earths spin axis is EXACTLY at right angles with the direction to the Sun of the Earth!! At this point the gravitational field lines of the Earth and the Sun have perhaps a more complimentary symmetry causing minimal distortion from the vertical for these lines at this period.!!
So you do see the pics above right? I balanced an egg today on THREE different tables at my house...Just now!! But is it easier to do it during an Equinox?
What say you good readers? FACT.....Or BULLSHIT!!!!!
Don't ya just LOVE the Fall, and all of it's Glorious Bounty?
Yesterday I visited a local farm mkt. cause I had a hankerin for some fresh salsa, and some peaches.
The salsa I guess would actually be called Pico de Gaillo...
All I did was finely cut up..
Tomatoes..Red and yellow.
Sweet red banana peppers
An ear of Sweet Corn..
One whole jalapeno pepper, seeds and all for HEAT.
Add a bit of olive oil, and some ground cumin, and serve on Corn chips..VOILA!!
Michigan is the 3rd leading Peach producing state behind California and Georgia. This year the crop is OUTSTANDING!
I cut up and peeled about 8 Peaches and put them in a caserole dish with about a 1/2 cup of maple syrup drizzled over the top...
In a separate bowl I added..
1 cup oats
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of flour
1 stick of butter.
I cut the butter into the mix, dumped it over the Peaches, and baked it at 375 for about 45 minutes.
The top got all crunchy and gooey...And with a dollop of Breyers Vanilla on top??
I can tell you this, there is NOTHING left.
Oh...I only had about a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamin, so I grated up some nutmeg and added it to the mix.. Nobody seemed to care!
Needless to say, I'm fasting today....hehehehe
Have a Great Week...
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Another beautiful, sunny, blissful, Victorious week-end.!!
An added surprise to Saturday's game in Ann Arbor, was meeting up with some people that have never enjoyed the "Michigan Experiance" before.
The beautiful shorter child in the first pic, is my good friend and blog mentor, Signgurl's daughter Haley. The taller girl is her friend Annmarie. The next pic is my buddy Alex with Haley's boyfriend Zack. The poor kid is smiling in spite of being a Michigan State fan, AND cracking a rib on Friday night at his own high school football game. The good lookin fella in black is Haley's Dad Tim. In case you can't read the scoreboard, it says Michigan 45, Eastern Michigan 17. The last pic of course is a very happy and chubby cheeked G-Man...Looking all Blissful and shit in his Ray-Ban Wayfarer Tortoise Shell shades!!
Have a GREAT Week...
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Some are cute, some are ugly.
Some are gamey, some are snuggly.
Some have bushy, shaggy hair.
Some are smooth, and trim and bare!
Some are small, and some are wide.
Some make you want to run and hide...:-)
They are often called man's best friend.
But a woman may pet one...Now and then!!!
Do I make myself clear on this one?
If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55...
Please come tell The G-Man!
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment...Then BOOK!!!
So from the most enigmatic host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick-Ass Week-End!!!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I went into work today on my day off for a delivery.
It was a beautiful day, so after business was conducted, I decided to head on home and ride the Hog. To my dismay, my 8 year old battery needed to be charged!!
While I was waiting, I tuned in my favorite Oldie Station on my Splash Dance I..
(I also own The Splash Dance II, circa 1980, sounds great even IN the shower or bath!!!)
...So anyway, while I was listening, one of my favorite Oldie tunes, "Have You Seen Her" by the Chi-Lites, came on the radio...
"Oh I see her face everywhere I go, on the street, or even at the picture show...
Have you seen her? Tell me have you seen her"......?
After the song the DJ says.."And a special birthday shout out goes to Frank Reed of The Chi-Lites who turns 55 today"!!!!!
Hey...How can you make this shit up?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
More retro fishing gear.
The top two pics were taken off of E-Bay.
They are the EXACT reels that I own, only mine work perfectly!
The open bait casting reel is a Shakespeare Triumph 1958. The one on E-Bay does not have a line leveler. Both of mine do!
The guy wants 35 Bucks for his...
These were the kind of reels that kids of my generation learned how to fish with. If you didn't keep your thumb on the line when you cast it out, chances are you would get what fisherman call a 'back-lash'.
Thats why reels like the Johnson Century became popular. All you had to do was push the button when you cast it out, and then just reel it in 'back-lash' free!!
The one on E-Bay is advertised as "Not always catches when retrieving"
HA!!! Mine still works perfectly...And once I even caught 17 pound King Salmon with it off the shore in Harrisville Michigan.
The E-Bay one is going for 30 Bucks...
Do you think mine are for sale?...HELL NO!!
In fact, the handles on the bait casting reel are NOT plastic. They are made out of the same material that old classic radios of the 30's were made out of...Bakelite!!
This ones for you Jimmy..AKA. 'Perchpike'.
Tired of Redneck, Hillbilly, Amish, and Polish Bashing?
Hows about this...
You know you are from California when...
*You make over $300,000. a year, and CAN'T afford to buy a house!
*You take a bus, and are SHOCKED that 2 people are conversing in English!
*Your child's 3rd grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and her name is Flower!
*You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor!
*You can't remember...Is pot illegal?
*You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you CAN taste the difference between Ethiopian and Sumatran.
*A really great parking spot can move you to tears!
*Gas costs a 1.00 a gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.
*Unlike back home, the guy in Starbucks at 8:30 AM, with sunglasses and a baseball cap, that kinda looks like George Clooney...Really IS George Clooney!!
*You can't remember...Is pot still illegal?
*Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.
*Both you AND your dog have therapists, psychics, personal trainers, and cosmetic surgeons!
*The fastest part of your morning commute is down your driveway!
*You know how to eat an artichoke.
*Your car has bullet proof windows.
*You need a new TV, so you run down to the local riot to pick one up!
*You don't exterminate your roaches...You smoke them!
*Your family tree contains "significant others".
*You pack a T-Shirt and shorts for snow skiing, and a sweater and wet suit for the beach!
*You consult your horoscope before planning your day!
*You know which eatery serves the freshest Arugula!
*Your Governor is The Terminator!!
*HEY!!!!....Is Pot legal
Monday, September 14, 2009
Don't ya just LOVE this time of year?
All week long I've had a hankerin for some stuffed peppers.
Friday night I went to Krogers, and got some great looking beef ribs.
They also had ground chuck on sale.
But their peppers were so disgustingly high (3 for 5 bucks), that I decided to go to the Flint City Mkt. before I left for the football game Saturday.
I'm so glad I did! I bought a whole PECK of Peppers (NO..They weren't pickled), for 4bucks!!! Not only that, Uncle Pete, who lives across the street, gave me about a dozen sweet peppers that he grew.
So I cooked some Jasmine rice, threw in some onions, curry, fresh cumin, some garam marsala, some ground chuck that I had scrambled, and filled the peppers with that mixture. I laid the beef ribs on the bottom of my roaster, sprinkled them with some Himalayan Sea salt that cost me 3 bucks an ounce! Put the peppers on the ribs, covered and cooked at 325 for about 2 hours.....Pretty Tasty!!!
Not only that, I love the smell of cooking peppers in the house. It reminds me of how my Grandmother's house smelled on canning week-end when she made homemade chile sauce.
I guess I'll pack a pepper lunch, and go to work...
Have a Great Week...
Sunday, September 13, 2009
You wanna hear the recipe' for THE PERFECT DAY!!!!
Sunny...No Humidity...78 Degrees.
Waiting for the 3:30 Kick-Off, You hear that your #2 Greatest Rival Michigan State self destructs for the millionth time and loses to Central Michigan.
You hand your #3 Rival Notre Dame it's Ass with a last second TD pass to win 38-34!
There's Alex all smiles, There's my friend Dave polishing off the last of the Courvoisier with the final score as the backdrop...
And there's a Very contented G-Man basking in post game bliss with 110,000 of his friends..
Stir very well...Go home and watch your #1 Rival Ohio State wilt in the final minutes to lose at the Horseshoe!
And watch ESPN Highlights all night long reliving every minute...
There you have it...THE PERFECT DAY!!!
Hail...To The Victors!!!!