Posts in category "Culture"

1-900-ANY-LEFT?

1-900-ANY-LEFT?
My fat finger slipped the other day and hit a “9” instead of “8”, and I got the familiar voice telling me the number I stupidly dialed is not in service, hear me stupid? When I looked down at my phone pad I saw that I had dialed “1-900”, which immediately froze me in thought... Read more »

You can still get "liked" on... MySpace.com

You can still get "liked" on... MySpace.com
A few days ago I thought about MySpace.com.  I once had a page there, or whatever MySpace called its account, but that was way back somewhere in the first term of George W. Bush, about 2003 or 2004. I thought MySpace had gone the way of Compuserve chat rooms.  Who knows, maybe they are still... 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 »

Part II--The End of Politics as We Know It

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Good-bye to politics and fighting the blue culture tide… I was a thorn in the side to every anti-Trump blogger on Chicagonow.com.  I did so with purpose. I was not a Trump supporter, but I was not a Hillary believer –in her ideology.  I urged the Trump thumpers to stop attacking Trump and to give... Read more »

The End of Politics as We Know It -- Part I

The End of Politics as We Know It -- Part I
What was this election a plebiscite on? Racism? Sexism? Immigration? The Economy? If you picked any of the above you are wrong. This election is about the end of politics —or rather the political process– and the beginning of something that is dark and dangerous and forceful in American life. This is a country divided... Read more »
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KFC debuts another Colonel Sanders actor clone for the Super Bowl. Finger licking strange.

His name is Jim Gaffigan, and he is set to step into the shiny, black patent leather shoes of the long dead but once famous spokesman and founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken,  Colonel Harland Sanders, with KFC’s new Superbowl ad.   He takes over from retiring Colonel clone, Norm Mac Donald. Supposedly, Norm Mac Donald... Read more »