Category: Culture

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Shout Out from Space --- "Sorry, Wrong Number"

  British astronaut, Tim Peake, dialed long distance from space.  More about that in a minute (or a few units in tele-talk). It used to be there was one phone in the house, usually in either the kitchen or hallway or some other public space in the house.  Once upon a time extensions cost extra money, and... Read more »

"Amphicar" Ride... Half car, Half Boat!!

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Next time you get frustrated with Lake Shore Drive traffic, think of what could have been: a shortcut across the lake — via your own Amphicar Model 770, first introduced by German car maker Quandt Group. Quandt made 4000 or so of these not-quite-a-car and not-quite-a-boat, but the concept never became a mass market success.... Read more »

Monkeys in or Monkeys Out?

Most kids I think wanted to keep the creepy monkeys in….
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Are You an Anti-Semite?

Comedian Jeff   Foxworthy  has a bit where he rhetorically asks his audiences if they are rednecks by throwing out what are believed to be truisms about rednecks, such as, “If you pour Jack Daniels on your corn flakes in the morning, you might be a redneck,” and so on. Why not a same set of... Read more »