Did you read the title to this post? Want the answer Want the answer to the question? The answer is Nothing. I’m just screwing around this morning.
I’m guessing the audience will be light here today, so I’ll just write about Ernest Tubb. That way, those of you who hate Country Music won’t even see this. You’re all busy getting ready for church or coloring Easter eggs.
Now Ernest Tubb was a famous Country Music singer when I was growing up. I’ve met him at least a couple times. You all know my Country Music history, so I’m not going to get into that.
Was I a fan of Ernest Tubb? Oh, hell no. I never thought the guy could sing at all, just barely on key. His band was better than he was and two members of that band went on to be Country stars in their own right—Cal Smith and Jack Green.
Let me say this about Mr. Tubb. He was a gentlemen and nice to everybody. He would stand there and sign autographs until hell froze over. He would have his picture taken until there was no film left in the camera. He would talk to anybody who wanted to talk to him. I think these are reasons why he had millions of fans and kept them. Hell, he’s still got fans long after his death. He knew his audience well and appreciated them.
Down below is a video of one of his biggest hits, “Thanks A Lot.” To those actually reading this thing today, enjoy.
Now, excuse me. I’m getting ready for church and/or need to color Easter eggs.
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Today is Friday. If you celebrate Easter, then it’s Good Friday. Otherwise, just have a good Friday—you know TGIF.
I’ll be back here on Sunday which is Easter Sunday if you’re religious but just a regular old Sunday if you’re not. I’m not religious, so my post won’t be about Easter. I’ll try to think of something interesting between now and Sunday.
For now, here’s a video clip of kids being scared by the Easter Bunny. Yes. A big white rabbit would scare the hell out of me too and yes, I do think this is kind of funny. Don’t judge me.
One river, two cities and four dive bars.
Well, of course, there are more than four dive bars in Cincinnati and Covington, but Yahoo Voices only wanted me to write about four of them, so that’s what I did.
You can click here to read what I wrote or don’t click there. You always have that option too.
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Ever been bullied in your life? As a kid, I was sometimes and as an adult, others have tried to do it to me too. I won’t allow it anymore. I’ve learned to stand up for myself.
Being pushed around as a kid, you learn this standing up business the hard way. Maybe that’s OK. Maybe it sticks with you longer.
I don’t call bullies by that name anymore. I call them assholes.
Meet Edmond Avid: Bully. Asshole.
He lives in South Euclid, Ohio—close to Cleveland. He’s the kind of guy who likes to pick on disabled children. He’s done this shit for years. Yep, a true asshole.
Finally a judge there in South Euclid found a fitting punishment. Avid (asshole) doesn’t think it’s fair. Oh, but it so much is.
Click here to feel good all over.
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Would it shock the hell out of you to know that I once used a dating service? It’s been a few years ago, but I have. My chances of ever doing it again or slim to none.
I learned some hard lessons from using a dating service. I wrote about it for Yahoo Voices. To read about lessons learned, you can click here. Or not.
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Waiting for the return of “Mad Men” is over. The AMC show finally returns this evening. Check your local listings for the time. Honestly, you didn’t expect me to do it for you, did you?
I won’t be watching. Oh, I’m glad it’s coming back as I think it’s a good show and all, but my viewing habit now is binge-watching. I’ll probably wait until all seven shows air on AMC, then I’ll start watching—maybe two or three at a time.
By the way, season seven, the final season, is more than seven shows. AMC has decided to split the season in half. They’ll show the first half this year and the second half in 2015. I think that kind of sucks actually but it’s just a television show, so I’m not going to get all worked up about it.
I also don’t get all worked up about “spoilers” or “spoiler alerts.” You know why? I’m smart enough to not read them.
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A version of this story appeared as a Facebook post on April 9, 2014.
On most mornings around nine-thirty, I look out my apartment window here in Downtown Covington, Kentucky and watch an older neighbor in a motorized wheelchair cross the street. I know in his lap is a bag of Little Friskies cat food. I also know where the man is going. He and I have talked about it.
My neighbor is heading towards a side street and an abandoned house where he’ll be feeding some kittens. Their mother got hit by a car more than a few weeks ago.
Rain or shine, he makes that trip every morning. It’s like his mission in life is to keep those kittens alive. Sometimes I think the kittens are keeping him alive too.
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