Thursday, February 26, 2009

Friday Flash 55......

"Will this work son?"
'Sure it will dad...The Power of Television!
Charlatans make MILLIONS from Soda Crackers, dressing like Nehru, and fake crying.
I'll buy an Armani Suit, get a free cable access spot, then invite constipated and incontinent folks to my garage/church to lick the Chamber Pot of Jesus!!!
...For Ten Bucks!!!

Earlier today I decided that I have WAYYYYY over used the term, "Potlicker" this week.
You can all thank the Crimson Cutie, Serena Joy for this. She had a post on Tuesday that inspired me to spew some archaic cussing. But it brought back such fond memories of my miss spent youth that I've used it every day since!!
Ya know, the term just seems so appropriate for some....

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 gracious Pot,,er host from coast to coast...
Have a Great Week-End!!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thursday Portrait....

Ha! I look like Johnny Cash..
This is the breakfast layout that I provided for the local Rotary Club's meeting yesterday.
Paczki's and Bagels
Assorted pastries
Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
And a KILLER fresh fruit salad.
You'd a thought that a 'Thank You" from them would have been in order...Right?
You wanna hear the only comment from them? ...'Lotta Carbs'!
I was up till 12:30 am Monday night, and I got up at 5:00 am for these Butt-Dicks?
..'Lotta Carbs'?

My thought was..'Lotta Potlickers'!

Start thinking about your 55's kiddies....


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Retro Wednesday.......

Since 1890 this timeless remedy has helped sooth chapped and chafed skin.
Generations of Americans continue to rely on Cloverine. Protects and helps relieve windburn and dry, itchy areas. Softens roughness without any harmful ingredients.
This tin is probably from the 60's. (of course).
I've seen just the tins on E-Bay for 9 Bucks.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tired Tuesday.......

Hi everybody...
There's a quiet little suburb of Detroit called Hamtramack. This little town is famous for Cadillacs and a very large Polish population. Traditionally on 'Fat Tuesday' people waited in long lines to get a dozen or so of a little taste of Heaven called a Paczki (pronounced poonch-key).
Now they are made in most bakeries and doughnut shops in the state.
Tomorrow, our dealership is holding the Fenton Rotary Club's montly breakfast meeting. The meeting is being held from 7:15 am to 8:30 am. Guess who is preparing and assembling the breakfast? Yes...Moi!!!
It is now 9:35 pm, I have already cut up 2 pineapples, 2 quarts of strawberries, plucked the grapes from a 4 pound stem, cut up 2 cantelopes, for a fresh fruit bowl! We are also having bagels, assorted pastries, paczki's, and as we speak, I am making enough Sausage gravy and biscuits to feed 35 people....Thats just for the Rotary breakfast!!
Traditionally I also make Chicken and Andouille sausage Jambolaya, and THE best mufalletta sandwiches north of the bayou, for my fellow workers. I have that to do yet tonight!!
I've got my Zydeco Music, and my beads....
Laissez les bon temp roulez!!!
Let the good times roll!!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This Posts For You........

Hi Everybody, I hope you all had a swell Week-End!
Last Friday night, my buddy Alex and I visited our good friend and fraternity brother Dave. Dave lives in a suberb of Flint about 6 miles from here called Flushing.
As you may or may not know, I frequent a small neighborhood dive named "Down the Hatch".
Now I usually drink diet cola when I go out, but once in a while I'll down a few brews. A pitcher of beer at our pub cost 2.25 for a large. In Flushing we visited 2 different places; Duffy's Tavern, and Skips. At Duffy's I ordered a large pitcher of Killian's Red. It was a 48 oz pitcher, and it cost $5.50. After quaffing a couple, we walked up to Skips. There we downed 2 pitchers of Labatt's Blue...At $8.25 a FRICKIN PITCHER!!!!...Maybe thats why I drink diet cola for a Buck, with free refills!
Anyway, beer is OK, but for some people beer is the Elixer of Life!! A gift from God! Liquid Tranquility!!....Better than Women!!....BETTER THAN WOMEN???????
Yes, thats right, some people think that beer is Better Than Women.
Now although it is a well-known fact that I prefer Redheads to Killian Red, there are indeed some valid arguments to the women conundrum. So, just to be fair and to show a Yin to my Yang, I respectfully submit these reasons why....


1. You can enjoy a beer all month long.
2. When your beer goes flat, you dump it.
3. Hangovers always go away.
4. A beer label comes off without a fight.
5. Beer is never late.
6. Beer doesn't get jealous when you grab another beer.
7. When you go to a bar, you know you can always pick up another beer.
8. Beer never gets a headache.
9. A beer won't get upset if you come home and have another beer.
10. After you've had a beer, the bottle is still worth 10 cents.
11. If you pour a beer right, you'll always get good head.
12. A beer always goes down easy.
13. You can have more than one beer a night and not feel guilty.
14. You can share a beer with friends.
15. You can have a beer in public.
16. Beer doesn't demand equality.
17. Beer is ALWAYS wet.
18. A frigid beer is a good beer.
19. You don't have to wash a beer for it to taste good.
20. When you get rid of a beer, you do not have to pay it alimony!
Of course these are the views of some people, certainly NOT The G-Man!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Friday Flash 55.......

Being Mr. Knowitall, like a gunslinger from out West.
You always wear a target, you're always put to test.
Everybody thinks your smart, but if the truth be told....
Accumilated knowledge, comes from being old!!
But it's my job, it's lonely.
And there is one regret.
Being right.....Who remembers?
Being wrong....No One Forgets!!!!!!
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 gracious host from coast to coast...
Have a Great Week-End!!

Thursday Portrait.....

I'm sure you are all tired of seeing my ugly mug by now, so how about the Junior G-Man Reese?
And oh yeah...The Beaver!
Start thinking about your 55 kiddies...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


When I was growing up in the 50's, we could go to the corner store and get a marvelous little treat that we all called 'Nut Chews'. The cost was 2 for a penny!!
Although this tasty treat had been around since the 20's, the original company fell on hard times. They are now produced as a 'Retro Candy' by the Necco Co.
I found some this week-end in a quaint little country market when I was on R & R. The cost I believe was 2.49 a pound! A tad more than 2 for a penny...But just as I remembered.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tuesday Trivia......

Many people have said to me recently....
"Galen, I didn't know you were a golfer".
Well, I'm not really a golfer, but I do like to golf.
Please consider this.....
IN 1923, WHO WAS:

1. President of the largest U.S. Steel Corp.?
2. President of the largest U.S. Gas Co.?
3. President of the NY Stock Exchange?
4. The greatest wheat speculator?
5. The Great Bear of Wall Street?

1. Charles Schwab (no relation to the stock broker). He died a pauper avoiding bankruptcy!
2. Edward Hopson...He wet insane!
3. Richard Whitney..He was released from prison early to die at home!
4. Arthur Cooger...He died abroad, penniless!
5. Cosabee Livermore...He committed suicide!

That same year 1923, Gene Sarazen won BOTH the PGA and the U.S Open in golf!!
What became of him?
He played golf until he was 92.
In 1999 he died at age 95.
He was very financially secure at the time of his death!

The Moral To This Story?.......


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Well Rested Monday.......

Hi everybody....
I'm back safe and sound. Fun time is over...
Back to the Grindstone.....G

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friday Flash 55.....

She closed her eyes for some 'Sleepytime', on her daily train commute to 'Darjeeling'.
Although she appeared a little 'Green' behind the ears, 'Jasmine' knew her way around the ole 'Valerian Root'....
Every day after his 'English Breakfast', her employer 'Earl Grey', would have her whisper... .
"Oh Mr. Grey, your 'Red Zinger' is 'Oolong'".

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 gracious host from coast to coast...
Have a Great Week-End!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thursday Portrait.......

Here I am at work today.
My mind was obviously someplace else...
I'm on the road at 5 AM.
Start thinking about your Friday 55.
I hope that I have WIFI where I'll be tomorrow...


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Sorry about the piss poor picture quality...
This is a Sixties molded aluminum Thermos Cooler.
It still keeps things cold, and I still use it...
One more day at work, then I'm OUTTA HERE!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tired Tuesday.......

Hi everybody....Although yesterday was Sunny, it was still only 39 degrees. But even so, I saw Crazy Bikers riding everywhere! In Michigan we use salt on our highways to melt the ice, and I ALWAYS wait until there is at least THREE heavy rains to wash away all the salt residue.
But it did inspire another edition of....


*You can't see out of the rear view mirror of your car or truck because of all the Harley stickers!
*You refer to your bike as if it had a legal first name.
*Your Christmas list has no words...Just part numbers.
*Every magazine that you subscribe to has the word "Biker" in the title.
*Every time that you spend money, you feel guilty because you could have spent it on your bike!
*You celebrate your birthday at the Harley Store.
*You think 'Helmet Hair' is a fashion statement.
*You encourage your kids to go to the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute instead of College.
*Your dog and your wallet are both on chains.
*You fainted when you met Willie G.
*Jack Daniels made your list of 'Most Admired People'.
*You've spent more money on your Bike, than your education..(Thats The Truth)
*You have at least one ashtray, thats a Motorcycle part.
*You think that the Harley Factory should be one of The 7 Wonders of the Modern World.
*You have more locks on your bike than you do your house.
*Anyone who doesn't just OK.
*Three times a day, you lay a Harley rug on the ground, and kneel toward Milwaukee.
*You keep a separate fridge in your garage...Just for beer!!

Two more days, and I'm outta here....


Sunday, February 8, 2009

EVERYBODYS Got the Fever......

Hi Everybody....
Yesterday it actually hit 50.
Today it is only 39, but it is Sunny!!
My baby brother says it was 68 in Norfolk yesterday.
I think that on Thursday, I'll be taking a little (much needed) Road Trip.
Yep, in FOUR short days, G-Man will be swinging a club.....
...And if I see that Mange Ridden Rodent Phil, I'm runnin his ass over!!!


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Friday Flash 55....

Mostly...Men are nasty,
'Raise a cheek'.... then wiggle.
Women are usually more demure,
They 'toot' or 'poot' then giggle.

'Let er Rip'
'Loud and Proud'
'Let Polly out of Jail'
'Launch a Loaf'
'Dutch Oven'
'Delivering the Mail'

Your sense of smell they ravage,
Stay away from onions, boiled eggs, and cabbage!!

If you or anyone you know has written a Flash 55, please come tell the G-Man.
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment...Then BOOK!!!
So from the most gracious host from coast to coast...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thursday Portrait.........

Whenever GM has a sale, they issue badges celebrating that particular event theme.
These are the last few sales event buttons....
Of course, I have many many more. I save EVERYTHING!!!

The 2009 Presidents Day Sale is now in full swing.
Stop by your nearest GM Dealership now for terrific savings on a new car, truck, or S.U.V.
Great Service...Great Selection...Great Fuel Economy.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Hi everybody....I'm sorry I haven't been visiting you all as I should be, but Business has been off the charts lately and I've been working 8-10 hr days, 6 days a week for the last month!!!

In the late Fifties and early Sixties, one of America's favorite TV shows was "Sing Along With Mitch". He led an orchestra and an ensemble of singers, and invited the audience at home to sing along. He had the lyrics to all the songs scrolling at the bottom of the TV....

A few years back I sold a car to a retired TV station manager from Detroit. Over time we became friends and he had some marvelous stories about the early days of television. One year after I sold his daughter a car, he gave me this record with Bobby Kennedy on the sleeve. Although it was the size of a 45, it was actually a 33 1/3 rpm. He told me that this was a very rare record. It was produced by the Johnson-Humphrey-Kennedy coalition, and Bobby spoke on issues on one side, and Mitch Miller and his Gang, sang on the flip side.
A few weeks after he cut this record, Bobby was shot dead, and the rest is history!!
Ahhhhh 1968, the year I graduated, I started college, the Tigers won the pennant!!!

Turbulent but Good Times....(except for Bobby)


Monday, February 2, 2009

No Post Tonight Cause.......

Tune it tomorrow.....Sorry.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday........

Hi Everybody....
First of all I would like to thank all of the contributors on Friday Flash 55. Everyone did a Fantastic job. Secondly, those that know the G-Man, realizes that Super-Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year. For years the owner of Mo-Doggies Bar and Grill, Mike Demoss, hosts an awesome party at his little pub. There are prizes, raffles, pool sheets, drink specials, free food, and best of all the patrons bring a pass around dish. I always have to bring the same thing or else I am barred at the door. Vidalia Onion Dip, and my World Famous Gargonzola Dip!

Like an idiot, I forgot to take pics of my Vidalia Dip assembly, but basically it is this ratio... One cup of Miracle Whip, One cup of shredded Swiss Cheese, One cup of finely chopped onions, and One package of cream cheese. Mux it all up by hand, put it in an oven proof dish, bake for 35 minutes at 350, then VOILA!!!

The Gargonzola Dip is a matter of personal taste as to how much Gargonzola to use, but here is my recipe'...Two packs of cream cheese, Four ounces of Gargonzola, Six ounces of chopped walnuts, and Ten ounces of Apricot preserves. Some folks may put bacon bits in it, but I usually do not. Mux this up by hand as well, then watch it disappear!!!!!

And remember this folks, there is no right or wrong way!! You may substitute Blue Cheese or Stilton for the Gargonzola. And you may also use more cream cheese to cut down on the strength of the stronger tasting cheeses. It's ALL good!!!

Have a GREAT week....Peace...!!!
(Notice my new Pampered Chef Chopper?)