|July 18, 2016|
|Just How Easy is The Big Easy.......?|
|Well, we're setting
out to find out!
We are at the International Society of Glass Beadmakers' annual Gathering in New Orleans. The Ralph will be giving a presentation to the crowd about stuff that you might encounter 3-1/2 stories beneath Downtown California, and we will be selling our stuff at the Bead Bazaar on Saturday the 23rd.
Hope to see you there!
|Note to Burglars: don't even think about it. Our ferocious house sitter and her dog are on duty all day and night|
|April 5, 2016|
(They're Not Just For All Fool's Day Anymore.....)
What makes for
a good prank?
Now, let us get one thing straight here:
I do have my standards.
No injury, property damage or expense can
We'll cover some specific cases over time - stay tuned.
(No, seriously, we will........)
|March 4, 2016|
of Our Time
You've heard his
|* Yeah, even The Ventures covered that one, wow!|
|February 14, 2016|
Sadie was visiting
her friend Esther when the doorbell rang. Esther opened the door to
find a florist deliveryman, who handed her a dozen long-stemmed roses,
tipped his hat and went on his way.
|February 6, 2016|
Yet Another Of The Greats Passes
Hicks - he of Hot Licks fame - passed away today after a two-year
bout with cancer. He was 74 years old.
Born in Little rock, AR, Hicks (pictured above at the 2005 Chet Helms Memorial Tribal Stomp drunkenly jiving with Yours Truly) was one of the founders of the seminal San Francisco psychedelic scene band The Charlatans.
Along with (from left George
Hunter, Hicks, Mike Wilhelm, Mike Ferguson and Richie Olsen), the Charlatans
actually laid the groundwork for the SF scene at the infamous Red Dog
Saloon in Virgina City, NV in the early 1960's.
We owe a great
debt of gratitude to Dan (and, of course, his Lickettes) for keeping
alive the sound of the Hot Club of France, as well as his truly original
style, which never seemed to take itself too seriously.
Also: be absolutely certain to check out a terrific documentary film Rockin' At The Red Dog, by Mary Works.
|January 20, 2016|
What's Wrong With this Picture....?
|January 10, 2016|
We apologize for the short notice, however the Plunge is closed until further notice due to a flooding incident. We do not know exactly when the Plunge will reopen.
However, we will be moving most scheduled programs to the Richmond Swim Center. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience and hope you continue to enjoy your swim at the Richmond Swim Center.
City of Richmond Aquatics
|January 4, 2016|
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Remodel Almost Complete
|Expected to open
later this year, the SFMOMA has almost completed its remodel, revival
and re-just about everything else.
We suspect that, judging by this recently released photo, that the first exhibition will have something to do with mummies.
|December 15, 2015|
Bet Your Life
In this moment of GOP Circus debates, I would like to offer up this bit of clarity:
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies."
- Groucho Marx
NOTE: I would
like to offer up a hearty "F*** You" to Comcast for eliminating
the personal web pages that were formerly included as part of the service
that we pay so dearly for, especially for doing it without warning.
|September 23, 2015|
Like The Fat Lady Has Sung...
One of the most
beloved people to ever squat in public, New York Yankee's catcher Yogi
Berra died this week at the tender age of 90. Berra was an integral
part of the famous Yankee lineup, garnering many World Series Championships.
When asked by one of his teachers - who was returning a test to Berra with a lower-than-passing grade - "Don't you know anything?" Berra replied "I don't even suspect anything"
Another time someone asked him what time it was. "Do you mean now?" replied Berra.
Once, Yogi's wife Carmen asked, "Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we live in New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?" Yogi replied, "Surprise me."
I'll bet he's pretty surprised along about now.
|* and, no, he wasn't known for stealing pic-a-nic baskets.|
|September 7, 2015|
That Darn Cat!
|He was some cat,
alright (but in the hipster sense - and this is likely the only time you
will see 'Dean Jones' and 'hipster' in the same item....) Ok, so he played
opposite the cat....
Probably best known for his roles in Disney movies - That Darn Cat and the Herbie series most notably - Jones appeared all over the silver screen, on Broadway and particularly the little screen.
Monkeys Go Home! was probably not the brightest moment in his career....
I remember him mostly from a television show from my youth, Ensign O'Toole. Click on the picture above to see the amazingly long list of guests on that show - he worked with just about everybody that was working at the time.
Jones died recently at age 84.
|September 3, 2015|
Believe In Reincarnation?
|Separated At Birth?
Ok, so this topic has obviously been done before - but not here.
I can still recall the fuss from my earliest childhood.
Please do click on the image.
|August 30, 2015|
|"Colidiu be; it dos tale a fez houvesse for it to find the time zone it was in! "|
|August 27, 2015|
|This was in response
to The Deborah's post below:
"I just tried to send
a message to my wife..
|August 23, 2015|
The Deborah writes:
""The swallow that trots to Dubrovnik is on the steamboat."
My phone's been doing autocorrect like that when I try to type in English but have the Portuguese keyboard on."
Anybody else out there have any similar experiences....?
Peace, Love and.......
One of the music-centric cable channels ran the Director's Cut of the film Woodstock t'other day, presumably because it was the anniversary of the legendary festival. Check out the poster: the real name of the wingding was the "Woodstock Music and Art Fair," but few remember the Art part. Hecksakes, the film barely showed any art, but, given the Olympian stature of the musical acts, it's not surprising.
One of the noteworthy aspects of the film was how half a million "hippie freaks" look less bizarre from today's distance.
Question: which one is the cowboy, and which is the freak?
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