Monthly Archives: June 2008

Ranger Takes One Out At The Arch

Looks like quick thinking saved a ranger’s life and improved the St. Louis gene pool: Ranger opens fire after being hit by car St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 30, 2008: A U.S. park ranger escaped serious injury after being hit by … Continue reading

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The Haircut Of Doom

Or, “I See More Dead People.” Here’s Michael Clarke, late drummer for the Byrds; Brian Jones, late guitarist for the Rolling Stones; Bryan MacLean, late singer/guitarist for the sadly underrated L.A. band Love, and Keith Relf, late singer for the … Continue reading

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I See Dead People… On SNL

Last night I tuned to the presentation of the very first Saturday Night Live episode, with George Carlin as host. Oh, look- it’s John Belushi, sitting right there next to Gilda Radner! Who’s the musical guest? Why, it’s Billy Preston! … Continue reading

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Goodbye, George, And Thanks

Yeah, the “Seven Words” routine will be remembered as his greatest contribution (of course I remember: “shit-piss-fuck-cunt-cocksucker-motherfucker-tits… and ‘tits’ doesn’t even belong on the list!”) but what I’ll always treasure is, “I Used To Be Irish Catholic.” While technically inaccurate- … Continue reading

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The Latest Product From Mainway Toys?

How come when I read this news from Australia, I kept hearing Danny Aykroyd? Kids’ flaming footbag toy banned news.com.au, June 18, 2008 : A BALL designed to be set on fire and then kicked around has been banned. South … Continue reading

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This Is MY Pool!

Just because we live by the world’s largest lake, that doesn’t mean that a little plastic pool is beneath notice…. or unworthy of an argument with your sister. Ernestine cools her feet after a walk on a warm day: Mary … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need No Stinking Regulations

Ooops! Maybe we do. For the Morons in Boats file: Driver in boat crash heads boating group Fox News, June 16, 2008: GILFORD, N.H. — Authorities are investigating a boating crash on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee that left one person … Continue reading

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Father’s Day, 2008

Miss you, Uncle Jack.

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“He Was Bite By A Dog”

Nelson At The Playground I took Nelson to the park after supper, as I often do. With summer almost upon us, it was hardly surprising to find the campground nearly full on a Friday evening. There’d be no hunting for … Continue reading

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