Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More Olan Mills Awesomeness ................


Spend another Moment with Olan Mills Classics - Here is a 6-pack for you!
Oh, this is super. What better way to capture the charm and innocence of a child than to plunk him down amid the coarse trappings of a life lived in pursuit of wealth -- oversized bills, an adding machine and the Wall Street Journal -- and make him sit inside a briefcase? (They probably just fold up the little demon right in there to carry him home.) The finishing touch is the globe, which completes the portrait of the young Antichrist in Chess King vest and Red Goose loafers, plotting his takeover of the world (insert maniacal laugh). That is, as soon as someone changes his poopy diaper.

A pose like this will get you kicked right out of the Convention.

Olan Mills backdrop #4: Bucolic Meadow with Split Rail Fence. Is that an animal carcass behind her?
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Once they had two or three, how did they ever find enough time alone to make more?

It's called a leisure suit, ladies and germs, and if you didn't have one in the early 70s, you were a big fat loser. Mine was teal. I wore it with a silk floral shirt and a long necklace with a football player pendant that we all got at that year's team banquet. I was THE MAN.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Olan Mills Awesomeness .................


I recieved this as an email a while back and could not come to delete - cause when I read it I almost pee'd my pants. For those who have not seen it - Spend a joyous moment with Olin Mills.

Dude -Those glasses came free with a purchase of Brut cologne.

Thoughtful Lance. Mirthful Lance. Two sides of a delightful coin.

Drake won Bitchin'est Senior Mullet by a landslide

That dude wore a tie for nothing.

The Purvis family made several stops along the Oregon Trail to document their six-month journey. This photo was taken just two weeks before the dysentery took Momma to Jesus.

I wanted a shot like this for my wedding. The Mrs. said no!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Spaetzel & Pilsner - Old Prague Restaurant - Vermilion Ohio

I found this post unpublished in my drafts since October - I am throwing it on the blog because the dinner was very good and the restaurant should get its due - so here it is .............

It was a Gorgeous Fall Day here on Saturday so Renie & I took a Ride to Vermilion Ohio. I road on Friday - I will ride on Sunday, and next week as I get reacquainted with my Deuce in North Carolina and a few days riding down south!

So we went to the OLD PRAGUE RESTAURANT and had a great Chekoslovackian meal of Chicken Paprikash & Spaetzel, Yellow Lake Erie Perch and a Great Czech Pilsner Urquell! The place was great. We also walked around Vermilion and enjoyed some of the views that it has to offer on the shores of Lake Erie. If you ever find yourself in Vermilion, (I think you would have to be headed for Vermilion in order to find yourself there) we recommend that you stop by and break bread at the great little restaurant.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday's Freaky Look-a-likes

A little political theme for this weeks Freaky Friday Look a Likes. I would say that these two folks are not terribly unattractive - but their look a likes to the left are downright frightful! Although I must admit - Cindy is a looker.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Baseball....been berry, berry gooood to me"

A Detroit Tigers scout flies to Baghdad to watch a young Iraqi play baseball and is suitably impressed and arranges for him to come over to the states to pitch for the Tigers.

Two weeks later the Tigers are in a close game with the Indians. The manager gives the young Iraqi reliever the nod and in he goes. The kid is a sensation, he strikes out everyone he faces for the rest of the game and wins it for the Tigers! The fans are delighted, the players and coaches are delighted and the media loves the new star. When the player comes off the field he phones his mom to tell her about his first day in the Majors. "Hello mum, guess what?" he says in an Iraqi accent. "I played for three innings today, I was called from the bullpen with the bases loaded but I struck out everyone I faced , and we won. Everybody loves me, the fans, the media, they all love me."

"Wonderful," says his mom, "Let me tell you about my day. Your father got shot in the street and robbed, your sister and I were ambushed, fondled and beaten and your brother has joined a gang of looters, and all the while you were having such a great time."

The young lad is very upset. "What can I say, Mum, but that I am sorry".

"Sorry! You should be sorry. It's your fault that we all moved here to Detroit in the first place."

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rear End

Subtle changes: Well it was cold and rainy this weekend in NC so I road a little - and tinkered on my Deuce. Here is the changing view of the Rear End. My wife looked at it and said - "You (me) are a Boob". Apparently she was unable to see the subtle beauty of Smoke Lens over the Stock Version. Anyway, here it is - and it is growing on me - not totally sold on the Tail Light. I kind-of miss the red.

So do you like
#1 #2
#3 #4 Who Cares?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

And the Answer is: BSMS on a Trisket

URN had it EXACTLY the ANSWER IS: Bristling Sardine in Mustard Sauce on a Trisket. As I was eating a tin for lunch .... I looked at it and said - Wow this is kind-a-weird looking! But it taste great and less filling with plenty of Vitamin A, Calcium and Protein. Yummmmmm
cOnGrAtS! URN - You get a tin of these in your stocking!! I'll bring the crackers.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

WTF is That??

My daughter in law did something similar a while back, so earlier today I snapped a pic of something that I was enjoying. Try and guess what it is, I will post the answer later this weekend. (Kids - You have an advantage - We all like them)
Hint - Not Nachos

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What goes around ................

When my kids were young I traveled for a living - kinda Willy Loman style - and while traveling I would always pick up pens, notepads, candy from hotels, conferences, sales meetings, customer events etc - and bring them home to my kids. At a young enough age they thought this was great!!
Well the kids got older and the trinkets brought back from my travels did not hold the same fascination as they did when they were little. UNTIL they went off to college and I would send them pens, paper and an occasional US currency bill along with a note explaining that these were "Schoolin Supplies"

Now they are all graduated and in the work world - however, as I returned from a trip today from Tuscaloosa, via Houston, to ClevLand - there waiting at my front door was a box of much needed supplies for my apartment. My son collected these goodies from a Trade Fair in the North East and sent them via USPS with a note - Hey Dad, For all the years of hotel pens, It's payback time. Ha Ha. Love Although I will put them to good use - I still have not found the $20 bill.

The Warm Front - Today's Funny

That is a Big Doppler, don't care who you are!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Boobie a day keeps the Dr. away!! Who needs Apples

I know that I have not Blogged in awhile - I have been busy trying to wrap up the year here. Anyway I read something that I absolutely must pass on especially as our nation ages and gets a little over weight. Well here is some relief for "One's" heart........................IT MUST BE TRUE, I READ IT ON THE INTERNET.

Wont need that gym membership anymore!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vanishing Point - 2008 Style

If you are a fan of Muscle Cars and chase scenes, as I am - then who could forget the ultimate 70's chase flick staring Barry Newman as Kowalski. OK, I am dating myself ...... but back in the early 70's it seemed that I DATED myself quite often, if you know what I mean. (ooooh did I say that out loud?)

Anyway - there were many scenes from this movie that made an impression upon my teen mind.
Who can forget the "Chopper rider" as he race into his yard and dumped his chopper in the dirt in a hurry to help the star of the movie?

Or the Blind DJ that guided Kowalski on his coast to coast trip in his high speed 71 Challenger! Of course that actor, Clevon Little , went on to star in many films after Vanishing Point.

But as a mid-teen my favorite scene of the movie, as well as any young man my age, was that of the Nude Motorcycle Rider - Ms Gilda Texter. Gilda where are you????

All of this build up to say that I am beginning my trip on FRIDAY from Cold & SNOWY CleveLand ====>
and after a right turn onto I-77 (9 hours in the Saaaaaab Turbo) and a quick left to Pinehurst North Caakalacki I will be home for a week enjoying the company of my bride and friends and family for the Thanksgiving Holiday! I am sure to spend some time on the Deuce, as well as a round tearing up the golf course.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

This Bachelor Shit Blows!!

All right I will say it again - This Bachelor Shit Blows!!

As most of you know I have been up here in CleavLand for a year yesterday (I think). Nothing wrong with North East Ohio (except winter gray days, snow and cold) other than that it is great. Renie went to our house in NC a few weeks ago - or was it months? I miss her like crazy! OK - bachin' it may be fun for a couple weeks - but that is all!
I don't want to get all sobby and mushy but - I am not cut out to be a bachelor especially after having a wife for the last 25 years who takes care of EVERYTHING so I can focus on work. I have posted a few blogs on meals that I have mastered ...... most of them on the grill - cause it man's work - arrrh arrrrh arrrh. Now its to cold so I bought a crock pot and cooked my first meal in it. As I came home from work and opened the door - the smell of a nice home cooked meal was wafting in the air of the apartment. It almost seemed like Renie was here cooking dinner for me. But, no - I sat and ate my meal by myself (PS Bouter thanks for the Chuck Steak in tomato sauce recipe)and it was delicious.
So call me a wuss, call me a puss - I don't care I'll smack you on your noggin next time I see yah.

Anyway I have two requests for anyone who stumbles upon this blog ........

#1 If you have a killer- easy-to-make man style Crock Pot recipe please send to Even if it is a girlie recipe, I don't care if it smells good when I come home and makes me think Renie is here I will love it!!!

#2 Renie get back up here! We have Sushi Rock in CleveLand!!

That's all I have to say about that!
In the interest of bipartisanship and reaching across the isle - before asking for a recipe I will share this one from Bouter.

Follow these instructions
Go get 3-4 lb. chuck roast (beef) and 15 oz can of tomato sauce.Pour half of sauce in bottom of slow cooker add a little H2O too and give it a stir.Put roast on top of sauce.Salt and Pepper roast.Pour remaining sauce on top of roast.Set Cooker to low.Wait 12 hours.Shred roast with forks.Eat.You can thank me later.