RIP . . . Childhood Memories, Belly Putters and the Election . . .

RIP – The Belly Putter -What took so long?

The R&A ruled yesterday against “Belly Putters” (anchoring strokes) and rightfully so.  The putting stroke is just like any other stroke in the game of golf and as such it should be unaided. 

Ever wonder about the origin of the belly putter?  It started as an assist for Seniors.  Some say it was to help them take pressure off their backs as the belly putters allowed the golfer to stand up more erect.  See Jack’s putting posture versus that of Bernhard Langer as an example.  While there might be some truth to that theory it isn’t the real reason for the advent of the belly putter.  The real reason lies in the hands . . . “Whiskey Hands” to be exact.  The belly putter came along to help seniors cure “Whiskey Hands”, more commonly known as the “Yips” in younger folks.  The older fellas, long known for hanging around the clubhouse and knockin’ back a Dewars or twenty after a round, developed the putter to help steady their hands.  They’d still be using it today if the younger guys hadn’t jumped on bandwagon and started consistently winning not only tournaments but majors using the mallet.  Letting younger guys play with belly putters is like ordering shots of Tequila after drinking beer all day . . . nothing good could come from it.  Therefore, the R&A had to do something.  Oh well, here are some of the guys that will have to learn to putt all over again as well as Golf.com’s take on the story . . . http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/anchored-putting-dies-hands-golf-governing-bodies?sct=hp_bf6_a3&eref=sihp

Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Rocco Mediate, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Carl Pettersson . . .

RIP – Another Childhood Staple

Some are calling it the first casualty of “Obamacare”, others are blaming the unions – In reality, both are to blame. Over 18,500 jobs gone.  Out the door.  See ya . . .  

The Hostess Twinkie, Ding Dongs and Wonderbread died a violent death last week.    If you’re over the age of 40 you’ve had a Twinkie . . . or two . . . they were a staple for kids everywhere during the 50′s and 60′s . . . I can’t remember the last time I had a Twinkie but I’m going to miss them.  Another childhood memory kicked to the curb.  There’s a chance they’ll be back though . . . If a few more states follow the lead of Colorado and Washington and legalize “Hippie Cabbage”,  Twinkies, Ding Dongs and a whole slew of other munchies will make a comeback . . . and quickly!

(BTW- State Fairs everywhere are mourning the loss of the fried Twinkie)

RIP – The Election  . . .

Obama won and Romney lost . . . It was hardly a clear mandate however.  As a matter of fact it was far from it.  If you look at the electoral map Obama won the urban centers and Romney won the rest of the country.  We remain deeply divided.  My UK friends and Canucks that were here to play in the Reilley’s tournament shortly after the election just laughed and shook their heads in disbelief.    

Obama’s win was a victory for those favoring entitlement programs, bigger government, and larger (much larger) taxes.  A victory for Socialism.  It was a victory for those who garner most of their knowledge from the media, from People Magazine, and who fall for flashy rhetoric and slogans.  It was a defeat for personal responsibility, fiscal responsibility, family values and the core family.  Whichever side is correct this is a fact:  if you voted for Obama you now own this hook, line and sinker.  You cannot blame anyone but yourselves.  You can’t blame Bush, you can’t blame the Republicans.  When 2016 arrives and our country is virtually broke you can’t utter a word.  There’s a new word to describe it:  “Ineptocracy” – These shirts will be available soon in our store.   Also check back for the “Fiscal Cliff” helmet . . . everyone will want one and more importantly . . . NEED ONE.

 

Protection from the “Fiscal Cliff” . . . available for those who understand basic economic principles and basic math . . .

 

That’s all for today folks.  Go back to your places of business and employment . . . while you still can.

The sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY!

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Longevity . . . Merry Go Round . . . We’re behind . . . (not really)

Still Going Strong . . . .

Age is a state of mind and Tracy Arett is living proof.  She is young at heart and still young on the golf course, too.  This 90 Year Old Fremont, Nebraska woman still plays two times a week in season and thinks that golf is part of reason for her longevity.  She also claims it helps lower her blood pressure.  Personally, I’ve got to wonder about that. If I miss a three footer or hit a Sh***k with my wedge my blood pressure goes through the roof.  We can ask Larry Anderson or Stephen Ames though, they probably know first hand.  Apparently Tracy out drove Larry off the tee and beat Ames 7-6 in a matchplay competition . . . You go girl! 

Here’s Tracy full story . . . http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/90-year-old-Fremont-woman-still-golfing-3986780.php

Merry-Go-Round

Everyone’s probably heard the joke “what do you get when you play a country song backwards? Answer: you get your truck back, your wife back, your dog back and not necessarily in that order.  Country music writers will tell you that they’re all looking for the next “hook”.  Some of my recent favorites include:  “My heart won’t tell my mind to tell my mouth what it should say” . . . “Old Mr. Webster could never define what’s being said between your heart and mine” . . .” I bought the shoes that just walked out on me” . . . But my new favorite is “Mom’s hooked on Mary Kay . . . Brother’s hooked on Mary Jane and Daddy’s hooked on Mary two doors down . . .” It’s in a song called Merry-Go- Round” performed by Kacey Musgraves  . . .  Here’s the Youtube . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJjeWDvh6J0

Kacey Musgraves

We’re behind . . . Really?

Not too long ago I was told that the United States is “years behind Europe and the rest of the world on social issues.” I thought about that for awhile and I have to say I don’t agree with that assessment at all.  I see nothing to show where we’re “behind” but I offer up some other evidence to support the opposite . . . the United States is out in front (way out in front)  in most cases.  Take the attached graph and article as proof.  The average American works about 5 minutes to earn a beer . . . the lowest in the world.  The world average? 20 minutes!  Ay Carrumba! No wonder we’ve got illegals climbing the fences and crossing the boarders in the dark.  Who wouldn’t?!  Entitlement societies make it even more difficult for the average working Joe to earn a pint of the King’s Nectar.  No thanks . . . I want no part of it!  I’ll stay here with my PBR.   Story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/beer-budget_n_1955320.html

 Next Week’s Election . . .

I have voted in every single Federal, State and Local election since 1977.  I can honestly say with 100% assurance that next Tuesday’s election is the most critical vote facing our country not only in my voting history but in the history of our nation.   The issues are clear cut.  The records are clear cut.  The results will also be clear cut.  We have a chance to turn this country around.  If our current President is re-elected we will have squandered that chance and with it any opportunity for an economic rebound.  Our country will fail fiscally by 2016 and when we fail, Europe will fail too.  You won’t have to worry about your social programs then because they’re won’t be any.  We’ll be in a world-wide depression that will make the 1930′s depression fail in comparison. 

There’s a difference between “Philosophy” and “Common Sense”.  One is nothing more than theory, the other, follows life’s lessons.   Philosophy relies on “what ifs” and common sense relies on learning from the past.  If you went to school and got a diploma but didn’t get a degree in common sense then you wasted your time and money.  

Think long and hard about casting your ballot next Tuesday.  We can’t afford 4 more years on the same path we’re on now. 

* A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders *

That’s all for today . . . Enjoy your weekend.

The sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY!

The Incredible Edible Egg . . . Mary Ann or Ginger?

Mary Ann or Ginger? . . .

I can’t think of a guy around that hasn’t played the game “Mary Ann or Ginger?”.   The game starts with a question something like  . . .  ”If you had a choice,  who would you pick:  . . . Mary Ann or Ginger?  Wilma or Betty?  Marcia or Jan?” . . . How you answered didn’t really matter.  It was, of course, personal preference.  The fun came in the defense of your choice and the reasons you gave  for your choices.   I’ve heard some bizarre answers before including “neither, I’d take Gilligan” but we won’t go there . . .  

Mary Ann is still alive and kickin’ although we haven’t heard much from her since she got busted back in 2007 for simple possession of weed.   Those castaways, they certainly were an industrious bunch.   Today Mary Ann is doing cooking spots from her ranch in Idaho.  You’ll enjoy this one about how to peel a potato . . . you’ll even enjoy how she says “potato” . . . (I wonder if she’s ever heard of “Cooler Corn”?) . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4W0qIPJmoo

The Incredible Edible Egg . . .

Since we’re in the kitchen I thought I might pass this along.  A British research group recenlty released a study on eggs . . . and what the choice of how you prefer your eggs reveals about your personality.  Wow, gives a new meaning to “sunny side up” . . . Read more here . . . By the way, I like mine scrambled and occasionally fried . . . http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210304/How-eggs-reveal-personality.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Watch this Catch . . .

The European Tour is taking to a little bit of magic . . . This guy is incredible.  Watch his catch of Paul Lawrie’s shot and watch him flip the card in the hole . . . From Glen Eagles Golf Club . . . Scotland . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIZ_bmCP7GQ

It’s October . . .

The MLB post season got underway last Friday afternoon . . . most people know by now what happened so let me say this about that:  The Braves deserved to lose.  With that said, the 8th innning infield fly rule call by the left field  OUTFIELD umpire was the worst call I’ve ever seen.  But, I digress.  I love the post-season with one exception: the homer hanky.  “Homer Hankies” don’t come out until the post season and I honestly don’t know why fans see the need to bring them out all. I think it was some stupid Twins fan that came up with the idea of “Homer Hankies”  but it doesn’t matter.   The only thing more lame are the cow bells the Tampa Bay Rays fans brought out a few years ago.  Here’s a note if you’re heading to any of the various MLB post season venues – Stand up and do what’s right – REFUSE TO USE the homer hanky!! . . .

Punched in His Own Crib . . .

The Gallup Poll released yesterday shows that Romney beat Obama in last week’s Presidential debate by a record setting 72% . . . the largest margin of victory EVER in the history of the Presidential debates.  Larger than when Kennedy beat Nixon.  Even larger than when Reagan slapped Carter around like a baby.  Last week’s debate proved a number of things A).  Obama is way out of touch  2).  He desperately needs his teleprompter and  C). people are beginning to understand that if he is re-elected the U.S. will go bankrupt.  

 That’s all for today folks.  Go about your lives like you mean it. 

The sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY!!!!

Just Give Me The Straight Poop . . . and a Corned Beef Sandwich

Cut the BullSh*t . . .  Sometimes all the golf analysis, equipment reviews, Golf Channel lessons, etc. go way over the top.  We’re inundated with a bunch of “techno babble” about the game of golf from the talking heads who just want to impress and confuse you at the same time.  Maybe we’re just not “smart enough” to get it . . . and therefore that’s why we can’t play the game.  I have always preferred the straight shooters, the “tell it like it is” guys, the “less is more guys.  Lee Trevino is one of those guys.  He doesn’t try to baffle with you a bunch of BS.  He expresses his opinions and ideas in an easy, comprehensible fashion.  If you can’t understand him then you just aren’t smart enough to get it and therefore that’s why you can’t play the game!  Here are Trevino’s “10 Rules For Hitting All the Shots” from Golf Digest.  http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2009-04/trevinorules

 

Why would I want . . . . ?  Some of the guys want to put together a trip to Ireland.  I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland to play golf, visit the home of some of my ancestors and for, well, the beer . . . I’d be lying if I didn’t throw that last part in there.  With bunkers like this one though, why in the world would I want to play golf over there?!   We don’t have bunkers like these in the states . . . at least not at the courses I frequent . . .

I’m Just Not Smart Enough to Get It . . .  I’ll be the first to admit that the whole social media thing is mind boggling to me . . . I really don’t get it . . . Seriously, I really don’t.  I don’t understand why anyone would want to take a picture of their Corned Beef Sandwich with a side of fries and post it on Facebook or Twitter with a message that goes something like “Mmmm Corned Beef Sandwich . . . WooHoo!” . . . I just don’t get it.  What I had for lunch isn’t a big deal to me and it really shouldn’t matter to you at all.  But if it does and if you’re happy for me, so be it . . . Anyway, thanks to Triad Design for sending this ”tutorial”  to me.  I think I’m gaining a better understanding of “Social Media”. 

Some Minor League Guy . . . Those September call-ups are great . . . except when they don’t know your name.  Obviously that was the issue for this graphics guy who had to think fast . . . and that’s exactly what he did . . . .

He Get’s It . . .  It’s not just sports but life in general.  When someone hits the big time and earns celebrity status they seem to forget their roots.  The become arrogant, untouchable and “better than the next guy”.  In the sports world you hear discussions about those who “get it” and those who “just don’t get it” meaning those who have kept themselves grounded and those with egos that have left the planet.  I want to tell you about a guy who definitely “gets it”. 

This past Labor Day Weekend the Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament held it’s 32nd Annual event.  The tournament supports 20 different children’s charities and one of the ways we raise money is through a series of auctions, live and online.  During the Saturday Night dinner we auctioned off a shadow box that contained glass and fragments from the World Trade Center.  The box was made by Lt. Danny Keane of the FDNY, one of the first responders in the towers on 9/11.  Tim Wakefield, formerly of the Boston Red Sox, purchased the box in the auction.  What he did next was one of the classiest moments I’ve ever witnessed:  He and his wife donated the box back to the Foundation and the Town of Hilton Head.  I am here to tell you that Tim Wakefield is an unbelievable guy and yes,  he’s definitely one of the ones that “gets it”.   Thanks again, Tim. 

 Less Than 60 Days . . .  I know most of you Euro’s don’t care but we here in the states do.  We say it every four years but this time . . . it’s for real.  This is the most important election in the history of the United States.  If this administration is re-elected most economists and financial people believe that the US will fall into a 2nd recession by the end of 2013.  They believe unemployment will reach staggering levels of 20% or higher.   After much research I have to agree with them.  I also believe that this is the most incompetent and unprepared administration in the history of our country.  Right now the election is close.  Look around though.  Find a private business owner or business person that supports the administration . . . you’ll have a VERY difficult time finding one.  The business community is overwhelming against the administration.  I’m talking private business too, not the mega corporations.  Those who support the administration are either A). Government Employees 2). Those living on government assistance or C). Extreme Social Liberals.  The lines have never been more clearly drawn.  Here’s a warning from 1949:

That’s all for today folks.  Get back to work. 

The sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY!

More Power, Most Interesting . . .

The Most Interesting Man in Golf . . .

He doesn’t always drink beer but when he does I bet it’s a PBR . . . Miguel Angel Jimenez is indeed the “Most Interesting Man in Golf” . . . He enjoys playing the game and he enjoys life even more . . . Here’s a photo montage from Golf.com . . . http://www.golf.com/photos/miguel-angel-jimenez-career-photos/miguel-angel-jimenez-flowers

 How’d they do that? . . .

It’s been 14 years . . . maybe 15 . . . okay, maybe even longer since the Baltimore Orioles have been relevant . . . at this time last year they were 59-83 and in last place in the AL East . . . Yesterday afternoon they beat the Rays to finish off a 3-game sweep and currently sit atop the east tied with the Yankees . . . The Baltimore-Washington area has some of the best baseball going on right now with both the Orioles and Nationals leading their respective divisions.   Both are loaded with talent and it’s been a drastic turnaround of baseball fortunes, especially for the Orioles.  Sometimes you just have to quit asking how and enjoy the ride.  Here’s an amazing clip of Thursday night’s game against the Rays . . . http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=24727847&topic_id=9782246&c_id=mlb&tcid=vpp_copy_24727847&v=3

More Power . . .

Want more power in your drives?  Berkeley Hall’s Krista Dunton has some good advice for you . . . Krista is one of golf’s “Top 100″ instructors . . . http://www.golf.com/video/no-1-way-hit-powerful-drive?sct=hp_bf6_a5&eref=sihp

You Can’t Ask For a Better Buddy . . .

This is entitled “True Friend” . . .

 

One Year Later . . .

In August 2011, Hurricane Irene swept up the east coast and left some devastating damage in her wake, especially in the New England area.  Here’s a great story about how the golf courses in Vermont are fairing one year later . . . http://www.golf.com/courses-and-travel/vermont-golf-courses-recover-one-year-after-hurricane-irene#.UE9EAqmOXNs.email

Here’s the “Best One Liner” of the year . . .

“WHO GIVES A SHIT WHERE OBAMA WAS BORN … THE PROBLEM IS WHERE HE LIVES NOW”

Some election year advice you’d be wise to heed:  go see “2016: Obama’s America” . . . produced and directed by Dinesh D’Souza (www.dineshdsouza.com) .  Even Scott Paulsen of CBS News says it is “shocking” and every American should see it . . .

 

Read more and don’t fall for the glossy “People Magazine” crap . . . If you do your ignorance will show . . .

Enjoy the weekend everybody.

The sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY!

Stand Together . . .

No one should have to be reminded . . .

Take a moment to remember those who lost their lives and those who lost loved ones . . .  The World Trade Center . . . The Pentagon . . . Shanksville, Pennsylvania . . .

For Ladder 7, Engine 1 NYFD . . . Steve, John, Danny, Ed, Pat and all  . . . Thanks for being there . . .

The sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY

Superstars . . . and Shoes

How Much?  You’re Kidding, Right?

As kids growing up we always looked forward to a trip to the store to get a new pair of “sneakers”.  Choices were limited to “PF Flyers”, “Stride Right” and occasionally “Buster Brown’s”, with a limited color selection.  The shoes were typically offered in red, blue or black, with black being worn by the “bad kids”.   As you moved towards being a “big guy” you usually moved up to a pair of Chuck Taylor’s and if you’re parents were really “cool” you got to wear high-tops.  It didn’t really matter though.  As a kid those new shoes were going to make you run faster, jump higher and leap tall fences in a single bound. 

That all changed in Jr. High School.  I’ll never forget the day when I asked my Dad for a pair of “Adidas Superstars”.  They were all the rage and the way Pistol Pete Maravich wore them with his floppy socks was the coolest thing I had ever seen.  And the price was the most absurd thing my Dad had ever seen . . . $19.99.  He didn’t really care that they were made of leather or from a German company.   He relented and said I could have the shoes . . . if I paid for them myself.   Needless to say it took me a few more years before I bought a pair of Adidas shoes.  I learned a lesson in economics that most liberals in this generation haven’t learned . . . the lesson between “wants” and “needs”.   More about that later though.  

Fast Forward almost 45 years and look at where shoe prices have gone.  Adidas “Superstars” have been replaced by Nike “Air Jordans” and Nike “LeBrons”.  Air Jordan’s were going for $105 a copy twenty something years ago but that can’t touch LeBrons $315 price tag.   I wonder what my Dad would say if I called him today and asked for a pair of LeBron’s?  I think I know and I’m glad he said no many years ago.  I would hope parents would say no today but many won’t . . . as the chart shows, it’s more than insane . . .

 

What a Swing . . .

Seems that this guy didn’t have enough room in his condo to practice his swing so he did the smart thing by improvising and adapting.  Now he can really go after it on the golf course.  Thanks to Mr. Ames for sending this link via the “PBR Cold Beer Hotline” – by the way, all of our links come via the “PBR Cold Beer Hotline” . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMhCVIqqCFo

Speaking of PBR . . .

It was a great weekend for “Canucklehead” . . . Yes, they enjoy PBR north of the border as well . . .

A pair of modern superstars . . .

Big Dan is on the news.  Looks like a “man on the street” interview from downtown Hotlanta . . . Dan was asked about cussing in the office . . . I loved his answer . . . “I occasionally let loose” . . . I guess they’ve never heard Dan go after it like a sailor from the 7th Fleet with a string of language that would make Popeye blush! . . . Just kdding Dan!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oYoSaWdA2E

They’re All Tough . . .

SI’s Golf.com recently released this article on what they believe are the 18 toughest holes in golf.  I would have given them my two cents worth had they asked.  All golf holes are tough.  They’re all devious, devil induced, maddening creations meant to drive the normal person insane. http://www.golf.com/photos/hardest-18-holes-golf/doral?sct=hp_bf6_a8&eref=sihp

Economics . . .

Liberals will try to convince you that this Presidential election is about social issues, about compassion, about “green policy”.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  As I mentioned last week this is all about the economy, pushing the world’ GDP leader over the edge or saving it’s future and doing the right thing. It is absolute immoral and wrong for us to “order a steak dinner tonight and expect our children to pay for it tomorrow.”   Conservatives are based in fact and sound economic principals.  Most liberals didn’t pay attention in ECON 101 or BUS 101 and should take a refresher course.  As for Green Policy . . . Jimmy Carter created the Department of Energy 35 years ago to get “America off their dependency of foreign oil.”  Thirty-five years later we still have the DOE and are more dependent then ever.  Here’s the only attempt the most unqualified and worst President in the history of America has made at going Green . . . and someone should go to jail for it . . .

One last note . . .

Neil Armstrong’s “One Small Step . . . ” comment was his most famous but not his best quote.  His best:  . . . “I believe every human heart has a finite number of beats.  I don’t intend to waste even one of mine.” 

The Sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY!

Shenanigans . . .

What would Judge Smails think?

If the WAGS of those playing in a recent golf outing at the “Tam O’Shanter Golf Club” weren’t aware of the extra curricular activities that took place I’m fairly certain they are now, or at least most of them are.   Usually when publications like the New York Post and Golf Digest deem a story newsworthy the cat gets out of the bag rather quickly.  The event seemed like the normal member/guest hit and giggle with a few extra fringe benefits or “tee gifts” . . . Free booze . . . strippers . . . hookers . . . and I’m not referring to those who have a problem pulling it left off the tee.  Okay, this is supposed to be a family space so I’ll let you finish reading Geoff Shackleford’s article. I’m sure Spaulding had a good time . . .  (http://www.geoffshackelford.com/homepage/2012/8/5/ny-post-tam-oshanter-club-home-to-strippers-cheap-booze-pass.html

Ever relate to this guy?

Years ago I did . . . and I mean years ago.  I threw a club so high once that it got stuck in a tree.   I almost didn’t retrieve it.  I solved my anger management issues though and have since gone on to more relaxed rounds of golf.  (Note: I said relaxed, not better).  For those of you that still have the need to heave your clubs or bag here is an easy “How to 1-2-3″ that should help you out . . .

Swing Speed

Think you could increase your swing speed with this?  This is a photo of Callaway’s double secret Irons currently in the development stage . . . with an extra long shaft.  I wonder if Old Tom Morris could handle this? . . .

 

Old Tom Morris

Speaking of Old Tom, Callaway apparently has signed his hologram to represent it’s fall clothing line . . . Those are pretty snappy plaid jackets wouldn’t you say?  How about those lids?  Old Tom kind of looks like Doc playing in West Virginia, doesn’t he?

Isn’t this the truth

This t-shirt is self explanatory . . . Saw a bumper sticker last week to go with it: “Don’t Spread My Wealth, Spread My Work Ethic” . . . The fall election really comes down to this:  personal responsibility and accountability.  Do you want to continue to develop an economy and society that is dependent on Government entitlement programs?  If you think we’ve got the right person in place to fix the economy then personal responsibility is gone for good . . .

Rest In Peace . . .

Johnny Pesky passed away last week at the age of 92.  The longtime Boston Red Sox favorite was the last of the “teammates”:  Doerr, Pesky, DiMaggio (Dom) and Williams.  If you’ve never read the book “The Teammates” by David Halberstam it’s well worth your time.  It’s a unique look at friendships and baseball in the golden age.

That’s all for today folks.  Get your week off to a great start by smiling more and laughing louder, it’s worth it. 

The sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY!!

Well, Whadda ya know? . . .

Updates . . . (Sort of )

Yesterday, while I was on my way back from Charleston, I had a chance to catch up with a couple of friends.  ”Wee Willie” is doing well, even after a tree limb hit the ”Happy House” during a recent storm in Michigan . . . He’s heading to Saskatchewan this fall for Hunting trip . . . Moose, Elk, something like that . . . More power to him . . .

Dan is doing well also . . . at the time of our conversation he was a bit malnourished though.  Seems Patty took off for the OBX with a bunch of girlfriends so he was in search of dinner somewhere . . . He gave me a hard time for not updating my blog more frequently this summer . . .  Over the past few weeks several others have expressed the same sentiment so here’s my excuse: . . .  It’s been a very busy summer!  But school starts Monday and the Celebrity Tournament will be over after Labor Day Weekend so I’ll have more time and  I promise to update you more often, hopefully make you laugh a little and if you’re a liberal with severely misguided beliefs, irritate the hell out of you . . . HOPEFULLY, of course.

Now that’s a meal . . .

During our conversation yesterday Dan made me laugh so hard that it brought tears to my eyes.  He reminded me of a story from college that to this day makes me shake my head in complete awe  . . . One night, after a very successful party,  one of our roommates “Big Boy” (the name fit, he was a very BIG BOY and the starting first baseman on the baseball team) and another friend “Mike” (a football player for the Maryland Terps) finished off 21 Swanson Hungry-Man dinners between them.  We came out the next morning to find the trays stacked in the sink (clean fellas those two were) . . .  Twenty-One “Hungryman” dinners is quite an accomplishment but what makes it even more amazing is that they polished off the jumbo box of “Steak Ums” BEFORE they started on the Swanson’s . . .  Honestly . . .  I can’t make this stuff up . . . I wonder if they argued over who got the desserts? . . .

All You Can Eat BuffetOh Boy . . . Oh “Big” Boy

 

Music . . . Turn it up!

I came across a couple of new music videos you might like . . . .

The first one comes from “Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes”  – “Love Letter” . . . If you’ve paid attention to the most recent Heineken commercial entitled “Switch” you’ve seen Clairy and her bandmates performing a small portion of the song . . . It’s very soulful and very jazzy . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irNtyaNHq5A

If Clairy isn’t your speed try the “Zac Brown Band”, one of today’s hottest acts . . . they’re a mixture of southern rock and country and by now I can’t imagine anyone who hasn’t heard of them.  Their latest release is called “The Wind” . . . if you like it watch “Chicken Fried” from a few years ago . . . “Cold Beer on a Friday night and the radio uppppppppp” . . . Yessiree Bob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWpZc9v7m_g

Well, Whadda Ya Know? . . . .

Move over Chick-Fil-A, seems that Melvin’s (one of South Carolina’s famed BBQ joints) wants to join you on the controversy bandwagon.  This is sure to make  liberals and “Theophobes” angry . . . (Theophobia is the fear of religion and a grand creator . . .) The ACLU and their bunch just don’t get it . . . Businesses such as Chick-Fil-A and Melvin’s are privately owned . . . What their beliefs and opinions may be is really a moot point . . . The point is they are entitled to those beliefs and they have the right to speak those opinions . . . In America it’s what we call the “First Amendment” or “Freedom of Speech”,  part of the “Bill of Rights” . . . If you disagree with Chick-Fil-A or Melvin’s here’s what you do:  Don’t eat in their establishments.  It’s that easy.  That’s how we as  American’s protest.  This country is corroding from the inside out due to  special interest groups and the demands they are making . . . I think everyone should be required to return to school to study constitutional history and law . . . (Note: this isn’t something new at Melvin’s.  They’ve been doing this for quite awhile). 

That’s all for today folks . . . Okay Dan, you can go back to work now.  If you’re heading to the Nike employee store give me a call and I’ll give you a list . . . (No, Dan doesn’t work for Nike, he just has perks) . . .

Laugh louder and smile longer . . . Trust me, it’s worth it. 

The sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY!

 

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades . . .

Grenade Fishing . . .

My cousin swears this isn’t how it’s done in the Lake Country of Wisconsin . . . Nor is this S.O.P in the waters of South Carolina according to my Brother . . . I haven’t heard back from Bob though . . . Bob, his father, brother and son make an annual trek to the backwoods of Canada every July in search of Walleye and Muskie . . . Oddly enough this video happened to be posted to YouTube while they were enjoying their annual trip . . . I can’t confirm or deny if it’s them . . . but if it is them they may want to hone their skills somewhat . . . it’s all fun and games until someone loses and eye . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP3mHr_uc84

The Young and the Restless . . . 

 The caddie corps at Baltusrol in 1908 . . . Check out the smartly clad lads old and young . . . I found this photo on a website called “Shorpy” . . . www.shorpy.com is a cool site featuring photos submitted by members on all sorts of subjects, typically dealing with time periods from 1865-1950′s . . .

 

There it is . . .

And they say there’s no “I” in team . . .

Going for the Gold . . .

This 90 Year Old recently set the world record for his age group in the Pole Vault . . . He cleared just over . . . (I won’t spoil it for you!) . . . I sent this on to my Dad hoping I could stir his competitive juices . . . With a little bit of training and hard work I figure we can get him the world record for his age group . . . I didn’t get a response though.  Maybe he thought I was kidding . . . . I’m guessing we can get him up over 10.5 . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX9h5PVNGaY

Isn’t this the truth . . .

Sometimes common sense and logic have no place in Government . . .

 

The Best Campaign Commercial of 2012 . . .

This, is self explanatory . . .  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqDIjGsBEP8

That’s all for today folks . . . smile more and laugh longer, it’s worth it. 

The sun is shining on another beautiful day.  Don’t waste it . . . GET OUT AND PLAY!

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