Teresa and I were visiting Las Vegas for the first time in 2014. Riding a shuttle bus from the airport to our hotel, I caught a glimpse of the Elvis-O-Rama sign. I was so excited by this that I blurted out, “There’s an Elvis museum! Right next to the dildo museum!! Sadly, I later learned […]

Annette? Yogi? Fried Chicken?

The paper says the Mickey Mouse Club is on at 5:30 on channel 9, and Yogi Bear on channel 13. It’s 1963, so no Tivo, no VCR. You stand there with the channel-changing pliers, and mom says come eat dinner or go hungry. Yogi also has Snagglepuss, but MMC has Annette! Then again… Man, that […]

Doggone confused

So we were thinking of that dog that snickered, I knew the name “Muttley” but Teresa says, no, it was a dog that belonged to that lady with Tweety Bird??? Turns out she was thinking of this dog, “a large mangy dog named Precious Pupp and his owner Granny Sweet.” P.P. predated Muttley by three […]

When Riverdale was nice

I was surprised to find that the “Archie fan club” existed as late as 1989 (Maybe it still does?) A few years ago someone was bored at work (me) and piped up, “BETTY or VERONICA?” and Brad EMPHATICALLY said “BETTY!! No Contest!!” some of the guys didn’t care so much (Maybe they liked Miss Grundy?) […]

Sick and tired of your job?

Tom took a correspondence course in electronics, not sure what exactly he does now, but Jim sure is impressed. Jim stayed in the old neighborhood, working at the metal forming shop- hence the missing fingers. I used to think about doing one of the courses that Sally Struthers used to tout during the afternoon movie […]

They were out of peyote

It came to management’s attention that people on the factory floor were under stress. Stressed out people make mistakes! So they brainstormed, picked up plastic cups with rubber bands, implemented a Six Sigma process to disambiguate the mind power paradigm, and came up with this coloring book; Unfortunately, I was too far gone. I broke […]