Apple & Tim Cook could make trillions in the weeds

Apple & Tim Cook could make trillions in the weeds
Apple needs to look closer to the earth for its next success. The new iPhone X has been introduced with a $1000 price tag, and the smart money is betting the phone will sell like-like- the original iPhone. It may.  No, it will. People want cool new stuff, and you will find my newest Apple... Read more »

The World's Oldest Profession is threatened by robots

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There has been a lot of talk about robots usurping jobs and making large swaths of human labor obsolete. Usually, the jobs talked about are in manufacturing, such as building cars, or in fast food, where something resembling a shop vacuum-cleaner with arms will deliver your grease spot to you, but it turns out that... Read more »

More Statues Come Down and Damaged... was justice done?

More Statues Come Down and Damaged... was justice done?
Everyday we are hearing about various statues that are removed or damaged or pulled down.  Here are a few that didn’t make the news big time, but were objected to and taken down by different groups.    
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These slots haven't paid out in over 80 years, but people keep shoving money into them

The first coin was dumped into the first slot in an unlikely place, at First Street and Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,   on July 16, 1935, and it’s been nothing but take, take, take ever since. Las Vegas should be so lucky. Here is what the all time winner looked like back then.  This... Read more »

When the Test Pattern Meant the End of the Day

When the Test Pattern Meant the End of the Day
It wasn’t that long ago when television stations “concluded” their programming and “left the air”. Sometimes you would be up and awake for the announcer’s voice to tell reassure you that “programming would resume” at its regularly scheduled hour the next morning.  Sometimes you would fall asleep on the couch and wake up to the... Read more »

Being belted saved my life

Being belted saved my life
There was a time early in my life when I was never belted. Life was free, I was able to jump like an acrobat from front to back seat, and even spent time napping in the rear window above the back seat. The beginning of the end of my freedom came on this day, July... Read more »
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Hamburger Helper is toast. Get yours now.

Better get it while you can. The food that bloated an entire generation is in danger of going the way of the VCR. In the late 1960’s and 1970’s Hamburger Helper was the staple of thousands of avacado-colored kitchens or eaten on a “TV table” in front of the four channels that passed for choice... Read more »

It's time to retire Mr. Coffee and its clones

It's time to retire Mr. Coffee and its clones
It arrived yesterday, out of the past.  My circa 1975 percolator.   I speculated on the Amazon reviews and questions last post. When I ordered it from Amazon because I couldn’t find it in  any local stores or even at Good Will or the Salvation Army, it had 302 “answered questions” and over 3000 reviews.... Read more »

302 Answered Questions about Perking

302 Answered Questions about Perking
Perking. It used to invoke emotions that were not as savage as twerking, but had its place in every American home at one time. I am talking about the coffee pot.  A type that perks.  With a little glass dome on the top that you can see the coffee erupt into and then drop and... Read more »
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God Save the Trump! Johnny Rotten's "Friend"

My, my, hey, hey, Donald Trump is a Sex Pistol. Or could be, maybe, according to Sex Pistol front man and punk rock terror, Johnny Rotten. The other day in an interview, Rotten, who turned the bland grooves of the mid to late 1970’s rock on its collective ear, actually had praise for Donald Trump,... Read more »