Cleveland Indians vs the AL Playoff Contenders

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Hello! I am an avid follower of my Cleveland Indians, sometimes much to my chagrin. I usually do a piece once or twice per season to ‘break down’ my team’s performance and spotlight where I see concerns heading into the Hunt for October Gold. Many, many years ago I swore a personal oath that I would get a tattoo to commemorate if/when the Indians would win a World Series title in my lifetime. As of this writing, I have no such tattoo…but I’m ever hopeful. And for the record, it will be a full color or black and white rendering of Chief Wahoo. Those people who are offended by a cartoon rendering of an Indian or think that the depiction is offensive…get a clue and a life. I will not apologize for my stance on this topic and you can Google my other pieces that I’ve written detailing why the cartoon image should be left alone. Continue reading “Cleveland Indians vs the AL Playoff Contenders”

What gets you excited?

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Happy Friday! Today the calendar reads (not really, it’s an inanimate object after all) Friday, September 7th. On this date in history many, many things occurred! For instance, the city of Boston, Massachusetts was founded 388 years ago (1630). This is legit because Columbus quasi-discovered America in 1492 so it should be pretty accurate. According to the web, Interpol was formed in Vienna in 1923…kind of important. In 1979, the Entertain and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut. Mark Whiten, of the St Louis Cardinals hits 4 homeruns and has 12 RBI’s in the second game of a double header in 1993. Sadly in 2011 a plane crashes in Russia killing 43 people aboard including the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team.

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Friday Random Show Me Search

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Finally it is Friday! Thank the all-powerful entity behind the curtain of the universe for making this happen! So today, as I like to do on occasion, I have lined up a number of random phrases or nouns or funny words. From there I plug them into the magical Google search box and see what images are brought forth. Let us begin!

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Softball, Bugs Bunny…What If?

Good morning or if you are reading this from a sensory deprivation chamber on a computer that has stripped out the date and time module – good every time of the day to you!

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Write Whatever You Want…

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Hello and good morning. Welcome to my informal, completely non-linear and non-episodic blog spot. First off, I’m going to say hello to my mom because she is directly responsible for this blog post entry. Early this morning she ‘shared’ to my Facebook timeline a link to a writing contest. The title of the online contest is simply: You Are Enough. This contest is being hosted/sponsored by the Positive Writer site (www.positivewriter.com) and offers prizes and other stuff too.

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

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Good morning and happy Friday! Wherever you may be I hope that the hail falling from the sky is light and any angry birds you may encounter may only be digital things at your mercy. So for those of you wondering about my post title and how I came about it, I shall divulge its origin immediately. Continue reading “Why did the chicken cross the road?”

August 2nd – The day after the 1st…

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Good day! Thank you for reading today’s blog post or posts…depending upon how motivated I let myself get. For those intently wondering, there are still no leaked reports to the interweb about a possible Snakes on a Plane 2 movie script or Broadway hopeful play script. I’ve tried to leak one myself but the web at large has categorically rejected it. C’mon how hard can that script be to do? The first one got made and the premise there was toilet paper weak. Continue reading “August 2nd – The day after the 1st…”

Dead Space Four

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Good morning or afternoon or twilight or darkness hours or whatever suits your present time situation. We collectively have edged into the second half of the month of July. This year has seemed to fly by quite quickly. Sometimes that is a good thing. There are people in the world healing from sickness and injuries and of course time is needed for that process to move along. For those with accrual time off systems through their workplace, that is also good so they can get more time off or eek out the time left until their time off ‘bank’ is replenished. (Raises hand) This last one is near and dear to my heart I must sadly report. Continue reading “Dead Space Four”

Happy Friday the 13th (2018)

Today is Friday the 13th. We have a weekend of leisure planned involving quasi-camping in a remote woodsy area. Probably do some drinking, engage in some adult shenanigans and play by the water. Seems like a great time, I’m sure nothing will go awry. Continue reading “Happy Friday the 13th (2018)”

Tuesday July 3rd…I think it was the fourth of July

Good day! I was listening to the Chicago tune, Saturday in the Park on the way into work this morning. Great tune. They don’t make music like that anymore.

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Fun fact: Although this song was recorded in the fall of 1971, it was released to radio in July 1972…which was right after I was born! Crazy feeling old! But regardless it’s a great song. Every day’s the fourth of July… Continue reading “Tuesday July 3rd…I think it was the fourth of July”

July 2nd – Kung Fu Fighting!! Maybe.

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As I am sitting here listening to the Pandora Music app, currently set to ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Radio …I am being treated to a classic by Carl Douglas. Obviously I am referring to the biggest hit of his career: Kung Fu Fighting. Hard to believe that this song is more than 40 years old! Released to radio stations in 1974, it was his only #1 single. (They tried releasing it to Apple Music first but that wasn’t invented yet.) Stumped for another theme, his other single that year (Dance The Kung Fu) did not breach the Top 40 in the United States. Mr. Douglas was brought back to the forefront of all things Kung Fu in 1998 when Kung Fu Fighting was re-made for airplay by another musical group. That single only enjoyed moderate success in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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Oh Captain, My Captain…GOAL!

Happy Friday and joyous Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Day to you! As most of the free world is engrossed with the FIFA World Cup (First In, First Asleep?), I was searching Netflix and Hulu streaming services for Jurassic Park or similar movies to have on as background noise at work. With the exception of the Lego version of Jurassic World, I struck out. For those regular readers of my blog, you already know my feelings on the Lego movies and their toys. Regular building block Legos are fine but all the Lego ships and beasts that just lose pieces or get de-constructed makes them be pointless in my opinion! And as far as the Lego movies go, just make them ‘real’ animation or don’t. There is no need to block the characters up in a Lego-like semblance – it’s not needed! Continue reading “Oh Captain, My Captain…GOAL!”