Monday, June 28, 2010

Diablo - the Beach Cruiser

Finding the correct name for a bicycle is a tricky thing. In this case, it wasn't all that difficult because the name popped into my head when I saw the beach cruiser.

(Devil in Spanish)

The body of the Beach Cruiser is flat black. The tire rims are scarlet.

Thanks for the Father's Day present, girls!


A Late Father's Day

Because I was out of town on Father's Day, the girls came over yesterday and we did Father's Day then. I don't know if the last typed line is a typo or not. I leave it for all of you to decide.

Anyway, I'm headed to Long Beach, California today to pick out a bicycle. My daughter, Heather, moved to the Historic District in Long Beach where she now lives in a cottage near the beach (yes, very cool). The bicycle will be domiciled there in her carriage house. Yes, it's an actual historic carriage house that dates to 1905, remodeled now. So I can go to the beach, pull the bicycle out of the carriage house and ride sea-side to my heart's content. 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Weekend Jaunt

Emilie and I took off this morning to run Cleghorn Road (about 40 minutes from home) over the summit and down into Lake Silverwood. I found that MANY of the by-passes that we used to enjoy for their degree of difficulty were closed by the Federal Government. It's annoying in the extreme that they put their snouts into every possible aspect of our lives.

Emilie posed for a picture above Lake Silverwood.

Emilie standing next to my Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Raising Girls

When the girls went on trips, we sang songs, but the favorites were always the Navy songs and the Jody calls.

The girls favored "Got a Letter in the Mail" over all others.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Are Cajuns smart?

Larry the Cable Guy said, “Even after the recent Super Bowl victory of the New Orleans Saints, I have noticed a large number of people implying with bad jokes that Cajuns aren't smart. I would like to state for the record that I disagree with that assessment. Anybody that would build a city 5 feet below sea level in a hurricane zone and fill it with Democrats is a damn genius.”

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Somebody Lost their Head

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Retro - Perspective (5)

This may (or may not) be my last look back in time.

WoFat, have you taken your thorazine today?

My parents gave me a razor to use when I took a bath too. 
They said something about letting natural selection do it's 
best. I'm still here so it must have been a good idea.

Is poor female hygiene ruining your marriage? Have
you ever considered using Lysol? Maybe now's the time!
As the ad states, three times more women use Lysol to fill 
that need than ANY other solution. And the man in your life
will appreciate it. Scenario: "Oh, baby, I can't keep my hands
off you! You smell just like Lysol tonight!

If you notice that you're having problems with make-up
you might want to consider asking to have your head put
into one of these beauty micrometers - by Max Factor!

Is life getting you down? Do you need something to 
dull the everyday grind? Have you considered heroin?

This ad makes me want to go out and eat sausage!

Now this is what ALL women should be
wearing to achieve that perfect shape that
all men are looking for. Amaze your friends
with your suddenly perfect figure - Only 
$1.00 for the discount model $5.00 for the
industrial strength corset. Now you know 
the secret of the old Hollywood Stars!

She looks a lot happier now.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Retro - Perspective (4)

You may ask yourself why I post these ads -- politics is too depressing and when you tell a joke about a political candidate that you are sure is too absurd to come to pass, you're often wrong.

On to the retro review of where we were.

Also a potential 'marital aid'.

Back then he kept people interested with his dingo.
Now he's only a spokesman for knife sharpeners.

An advertisement for Pakistan Airways circa 1979.  
I view it as our first warning for 9/11.

I have tried this strategy without success. Maybe
I'm simply not blowing enough smoke in a woman's face?

If your child is acting up, load him to the
gills with barbiturates... Nembutal works!

Retro - Perspective (3)

Yes, one more trip back in the old time machine...

Sometimes the pesky wife needs a little discipline - 
if she's not store-testing for the very freshest coffee.

If you're carrying a few extra pounds, why not
eliminate them the old fashioned way - with tape worms?

Beer - the ultimate pick-me-up!

That's ONE thing wives are for!

Give the kids MORE sugar!

Real athletes smoke Camels.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Retro - Perspective (2)

Taking a walk down memory lane...

The Iver Johnson Revolver (handgun) is safe enough that 
you can leave it with your child with complete confidence.

Golden Peacock Bleach Creme - to make your skin just a bit whiter.

Doctors suggest Camels. Filters are for wimps!

Feed your baby 7-Up!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Retro - Perspective (1)

Things sure aren't the way they used to be...

Sometimes Mommy needs a cigarette to keep from beating the baby.

That easy open top sure is convenient!

Anything I write would be misconstrued. 

Ah, the good old days...

Sunday, June 13, 2010


It's a Dali photograph, which makes it famous. However, I must say that I like the sculpture. Art is one of those things that piques your interest and your imagination.

Clearly, art is a big part of 'my journey'.

Friday, June 11, 2010

British Petroleum Oil Spill Management

I think this is too close to the truth to be funny.

The only thing they lack is the mixed signals and confusion from inept leadership in Washington DC.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Agent 13

Some of you are old enough to remember the television series "Get Smart". The series featured a number of innovative spy gadgets (most of them just a little daffy). There were also a number of very serious actors playing the role of secret agents.

None of them was nearly so clever nor so secret as Agent 13.

For those of you who feel as though you might have missed out on something in life - you always wanted to be a secret agent but settled for a job as a greeter at WalMart - there is a solution. (CLICK HERE)

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