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...

Just do what you are told!

A lot of people are starting to feel like this private doing KP in WWII – like, he’s not living up to his potential? All in good time, my friend. Pretty soon we will be back to the grind....

That Oldsmobile feeling… Click!

I have several different dealership matchbooks, which I can’t figure. Who smokes in a brand new car? But I digress. When I was a kid, we had a ’66 Dynamic 88. It had spring-loaded ashtrays in the back seat armrests (later footrests, but that’s not important right now) –...

EAT AT CHUNK’S

Chunk’s Cafe advertised Wines, Liqueur & beer, cigars, cigarettes, now that you got up your nerve, there’s dancing on Friday and Saturday night. If you want to trip the light fantastic on say, Wednesday, there must have been a jukebox, but Chunk would come out and point his spatula...

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)...