September 7, 2006

Thinking out loud while wondering what Rob will start counting down now, now that football season is here…

Being three hours behind the East Coast, it’s amazing to watch how the commercials change on various channels once it gets past midnight EDT. What once was Dionne Warwick and her Psychic Friends Network territory has now been replaced by dating websites and erectile dysfunction ads. Not exactly sure if you can call that progress…

…especially when they tell you to hold off calling your doctor for at least 4 hours – 4 hours! – if you have still have an erection lasting that long. I know if I – oh, never mind…

As far as I’m concerned, the Doobie Brothers went downhill as soon as Michael McDonald took over the band in 1976. Speaking of which: is it just me, or do all McDonald’s vocals and songs sound exactly alike, no matter what kind of music he does?

Seems everyone even remotely associated with the Clinton Administration is flooding the airwaves to express their anger about its portrayal in ABC’s upcoming “The Path to 9/11”. Today, even the former Prez and now the DNC are howling. Hmmm… me thinks thou doth protest too much?

BTW, the Democrats are calling the ABC docudrama propaganda. This from the party that gave us Michael Moore and Farenheit 9/11. I think Mario Loyola has it right: black pot, meet kettle.

Steve Irwin’s death is a major loss for the Animal Planet channel. Which reminds me: whatever happened to The Pet Psychic?

I’d love to see the machine that makes toothbrushes – wouldn’t it be an amazing thing to watch? How the heck do they get all those bristles attached and stand up so perfectly?

If you want a great hotdog, order them from Omaha Steaks. And their potatoes au gratin are to die for.

Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s stock as a potential Presidential candidate has gone way up with his decision to not provide state funds to escort the former president of Iran, Mohammed Khatemi, around.

I can’t stand the new Yahoo! mainpage. Anyone out there have any suggestions for a better home page that’s less cluttered and more substantive?

Cost estimate to have Andy’s Tree Service trim (1) overgrown backyard Mesquite tree in Gilbert, AZ: $500. Looks like I’m getting out my ladder and saw!

Has any baseball team’s season disintegrated as quickly as this year’s Red Sox?

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One final note: if you’re interesting in guest-blogging for The Great White Shank while I’m vacationing in Hawaii (Sept. 24 – Oct. 2), please let me know. It’s a perfect way to try this blogging thing out on your own, or bring more exposure for your own site. And, the WordPress software is VERY easy to use. If interested, drop me a line at darichard@att.net.

Filed in: Politics & World Events,Religion & Culture by The Great White Shank at 13:26 | Comments (4)
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  1. Yeah, I’m with you on that 4hr thing. Would it be too impolite to say that I think I’d dial 9-1-1 long before my time was up?

    Comment by Rob — September 7, 2006 @ 2:45 pm


  2. Oh, and I’m down for the Guest Blogging gig. Same seven figure terms as I gave you?

    Comment by Rob — September 7, 2006 @ 2:49 pm


  3. Thanks, Rob – I’ll be in touch. Hopefully I can find one or two others as well to help ease the load. The check will be in the mail!

    Comment by The Great White Shank — September 9, 2006 @ 2:50 pm


  4. In regard to a new main page,I really like Cox.net. Good news, no clutter, and NO popups when you search.

    Just a note to let you know that your dip in the pool with the pinot griggio was great, full moon and all. The only sound more ‘distant’ than a freight train is the sound of a ship’s foghorn on a foggy night, especially when strolling in the French Quarter in New Orleans. You may even luck out and have a horse drawn carriage pass you at the same time you hear the foghorn. That really takes you back to a different era.

    Keep up the great posting Shank!!

    Dollar Bill

    Comment by Dollar Bill — September 11, 2006 @ 9:42 am


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