NeverJetHot

WHERE AM I?? This is the personal blog of a retired airplane factory drone… I was delighted when I discovered the anagram of my name (John Everett) is “Never Jet Hot”. Hence this unusual domain name. Sadly in retirement, with quarantine on top, my main hobbies are collecting old...

When you HAVE to get out

One thing that has helped my fragile sanity in these dark times is playing AMERICAN TRUCK SIMULATOR and it’s cousin EUROPEAN TRUCK SIMULATOR. I turn off sleep requirements and traffic tickets (If that is cheating, why do they allow it?) and sometimes I intentionally instigate horrible wrecks (There are...

Barney’s Lake Tahoe

I plucked out this Barney’s Casino matchbook just because I liked the colors and design. I knew nothing about the casino owner who got in his Cadillac one fine morning and was blown to bits. Or the safe found behind sheetrock in the building after Barney’s became Bill’s Casino...

Viva Winnemucca?

This Matchbook from The Winner’s Inn in Winnemucca is one of my favorites from my casino collection. I like the colors, and the handy mileage chart inside, telling you how far it is to various cities. Chicago is 1,947 miles away. That could change your travel plans. The Winner’s...

I accidentally made something useful?

I decided to fire up my 3D printer, not sure if I have the settings right so I just printed some random file from the SD card. Not sure where this one came from, but the printer gave me a little disc, as you see. What the heck is...

My card, it’s sanitary

I took a page from my dad’s uncle’s book, and had cards printed up when I retired a few years ago. First the one with the hammock (A). I have a few left but I discovered that they put me in a bad light, people expect you to do...

Is leisure becoming a bore?

I was looking at old newspapers and whatnot, found this article about too much leisure and isolation, from 1964! They had no idea. A study referenced therein said that a newborn rat, placed in solitary confinement, becomes a “nervous, aggressive, intractable animal” that bites so much that it precludes...

Chicks vs Dudes

I found this board game in the American Science and Surplus catalog ( sciplus.com ) – didn’t bite for several reasons… $9.50 is a bit steep for surplus We don’t care for trivia games the players depicted on the board aren’t even into it (The rope is not taut)...

Are they even having boot camp?

I joined the Navy in 1982 because there was recession to the point where McDonald’s wasn’t even hiring. We were just wondering, are they even having boot camp right now? I remember being in line for chow and a guy yelling at us “Nuts to butts! Assholes to belly...

Remember Annie and Charley’s wedding?

Hey, remember Annie and Charley’s wedding? It was so nice of them to invite us. Marvin’s mom rounded up so many lawn chairs! I think Marvin had a thing for Annie (And who could blame him?) – He joined the Army about a week later! Who joins the Army...

First, do no mom.

I am not sure if doctors often encounter patients who casually get naked in the examining room EXCEPT hot red high heels. These pervy little card collections were printed in the 1950’s… Back then the doctor would judge her on being an unwed mother, and probably talk to her...