Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Tidbits





One of the workers here at Bedlam helping with the major renovations.  He has hair so long he clips it to his pants so it will stay out of the way.  I don't have a problem with guys with long hair, but I just wonder why he likes it this long.

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Our Colombian neighbors next door brought over some tasty South American treat the other week.  Everyone at Bedlam is getting the boot, or at least many, so they can do a rehab on all the units.  We moved this past weekend, and our neighbors are leaving next month.  They are all heading back to Columbia.  He said he has a house down there that has 6 bedrooms and he pays $300 a month.  He invited me to move down there and start living cheaply.  I told him it was tempting.  Hell,  I just might.   

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I like this shirt.

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I tried to get into Mr. Robot, but finally had enough after three episodes.  Government guys in black suits and Matrix-type storyline, and lead actor who thinks dramatic lines should be delivered like you have irritable bowel syndrome.  Got bored with it all.

I recently saw The Witch,  a horrible movie that was supposedly the thing to watch this past winter.  It was so bad that I told Mark and Holly not to watch it - they then go out and spend money to see it, and hated it.  Hey folks, I put out these mini-reviews to save you time and money - don't be a moron and disregard them.  

And as long as we are discussing entertainment and idiocy, go ahead and watch The Final Hours, but it will decrease your IQ by .35%.  Story is good and true, but the execution was done by a team of monkeys.  In one scene the power goes out in the local bar/restaurant where apparently everyone in the town has gathered to worry about their local Coast Guard crew sent out to save guys trapped on a damaged freighter.  The only light is a bright beacon from the lighthouse that flashes on the crowd during its rotation.  Then some moron gets the idea to drive all the cars down by the waterfront with their lights on to help guide the boat-in-a-storm home.  Guess that 100,000 watt light from the lighthouse isn't strong enough.  

Another strangely weird thread has the boys on the small boat coming back to the coast town in a driving rain, but oddly, no Coast Guard crewman has rain gear.  All the better, I guess to see the dashing handsome lads with their hair falling in their eyes and faces for dramatic flair.  I could go on - like the old local boys in the bar when they find out the CG Commandant has sent these guys out in  foul weather.  They serve as a kind of Greek chorus by saying idiotic things like, "How can he send men out on a night like tonight? The bastard!"  Well, because that's what the Coast Guard does, guys.  Geez.      


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Besides actually living in it, I also watch what it is doing elsewhere.  I have noticed in the past week that the weather between Floriduh and Northlandia has been inverted.  Every day, it seems,  Floriduh has been cooler than up North.  

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If you think the 2nd Amendment gives you the right to walk around with an AK assault rifle you are an idiot.  If you think AK assault rifles should be sold to civilians, you are an idiot.  Will it stop the lone deranged madman intent on murder?  No, but we have to start somewhere to fix this problem.  

P.S. I wonder how many people who wrap themselves in the flag and chant about 2nd Amendment rights have ever read or understood ) what it says?

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We hired 5 people off Facebook to help with moving this past weekend.  These guys (and girl) were amazing workers.  Marco helped us last time and returned just because he liked the present Mrs. Blythe.  Two of them were also professional movers who were moonlighting and they were something else!  We moved two households in 4 hours.  





I have decided to streamline my future moves - I'm not unpacking.

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John Kenneth Galbraith

J.K. (I always called him J.K.) died in 2006.  How did he know Trump and Billary would be running for president this year?

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Being a Manny ain't easy.







But it beats working for a living.

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Early car wash.  

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A 1979 Firebird that was destroyed in a garage fire last week in G-Burg.  It belonged to a friend I met when I worked at Blick.  Her son had been taking it to local shows recently.  Sad sight.


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Until next week when all the conventions will be over and the BS will really start all the way to November.  Anyone wanna be my surrogate?


Back when I was really young and a Democratic voter, I shook this man's hand at a campaign rally and told him Illinois was behind him.  I was wrong about that and a few other elections since.  I have to tell you this year's has me buffaloed.  I'm one of those who believe the country is going in the wrong direction, and am quite bothered with voting for a status quo candidate and Grampa Bill walking the halls of MSNBC with nothing to do.  I also think the country works best when the pendulum swings from both parties occupying the White House.  It is the best check and balance we have.  But then the candidate of the other party is so flawed that further explanation is unnecessary.  I suppose I'll get it sorted out before election day, but, man, it isn't supposed to be this tough.  Death by hanging or firing squad.  But it could be worse - we could have Ted Cruz breathing down our backs in the election booth.  Oh, Mo, we could use you now.  




3 comments:

  1. Your second amendment comments are exactly correct. In regard to the upcoming election, I will vote but I'm not happy with either option. I cannot seem to shake this one nagging thought. The lesser of two evils is still evil.

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    1. Jeff, I agree....my choice is who not to vote for. Mike..... Who is MO? Love Tidbits Tuesday. Keep up the good work.

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    2. Arizonian Mo Udall ran for President briefly 40 years ago. I was a snotty-ass student full of idealism and liked Mo for his platform and humor. Very likely the wittiest presidential candidate ever. Almost Lincolnesque. One of his quotes was, "I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus the pricks are on the outside."

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