Sorry, I just don’t have much in me today. You all know me by now. Sometimes, that’s just how it is.
Well, actually, I do have Owen Wilson saying “wow” a lot. I should say The Huffington Post has it. I’m just linking to it.
Here’s that link.
For the first minute or so, it’s kind of funny, then it gets annoying. I’m sharing it anyway because it’s all I got.
Wow. I hope I can come up with something better tomorrow.
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I won’t be writing another post here until Thursday. Sometime tomorrow, I’m going to look over at the blogroll which is there to the right and do a little blog maintenance.
You know which one gets clicked on the most over there? The Huffington Post. Gawker gets clicked on a lot too and so does Maureen Dowd’s column. WordPress keeps me posted as to what is getting read. I don’t always pay attention.
Kate Christensen gets read a lot, but she hasn’t updated or done a new post on her blog since February. I’m going to leave it around for a bit as I always like it and her writing. Maybe she’ll come back at some point.
P.J. O’Rourke appears to be gone for good. I wonder why? Maybe time will tell but maybe time won’t in this case. There’s something just not right about abandonment even when it comes to blogging. I promise you this: Should I ever decide to stop doing this blog, I’ll tell you about it. I won’t keep you guessing. Well, keep in mind that if I die before I get a chance to tell you, that will be a difference story. I just did a Google search and P.J. O’Rourke is not dead. He just quit.
Larry Gross Online is on a few blogrolls but I’ve been doing this thing for so long now, I’ve forgotten which ones. Maybe I’ll refresh my memory tomorrow after I delete P.J. O’Rourke.
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Oprah Winfrey’s television network has some kind of Huffington Post tie-in that I haven’t quite figured out and probably won’t ever because I’m not that interested. However, I did come across this article about foods that you don’t need to refrigerate that I found kind of interesting. I’m sharing it right here.
I knew about a lot of this, except for tomatoes. For a lot of years, I kept them in my refrigerator until my son told me they would taste better if I didn’t do that. I stopped and he was right.
My son set me straight on tomatoes. Sorry, Oprah.
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I’ve written so many blog posts here over the years that I sometimes forget what I have or haven’t written about. I’m pretty sure I’ve never written anything about Tang.
I was looking through some articles on The Huffington Post the other day and came across a recipe for Tang toast. No, I don’t ever intend on fixing this, but it got me thinking about Tang.
I haven’t thought of this powdered, instant breakfast drink in years. I remember my grandfather loved Tang. I’m talking late 1950’s and early 1960’s here. I remember it being an orange drink.
Because I loved my grandfather, I wanted to love Tang too but I really didn’t all that much, in fact, not at all. It tasted like weak orange juice to me.
Now this I kind of remember from years back. NASA used it on John Glenn’s Mercury Flight, so some people thought it was invented for the space program. It really wasn’t. It was just a bad tasting, powdered breakfast drink. Sorry, Grandpa.
I found an old Tang commercial on YouTube. Here’s Bugs Bunny pretending to like Tang.
Sorry to Bugs Bunny too. I won’t be walking down to the corner of happy and healthy (Walgreens/Covington) looking for a jar of Tang. No. I. Won’t. I don’t like the stuff. No. I. Don’t.
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Has it really been 25 years since the movie “Pretty Woman” was released? Hard to believe but I’m assuming The Huffington Post wouldn’t lie about it.
They did something that was kind of fun. They did a list of 9 other movies that were released around the same time as “Pretty Woman.” Here you go—here’s the list.
On that list, I saw two of those movies—“Driving Miss Daisy,” and “The Hunt for Red October.” I remember really enjoying “Driving Miss Daisy.”
I also saw “Pretty Woman,” but I think I saw all three movies when they came out on video. I’m talking Beta here too.
Yes. I’m old.
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The film doesn’t have distribution yet, but Sally Field takes the lead in the movie, “Hello, My Name is Doris.”
Sally hasn’t had a lead in a film for nearly a decade. The Huffington Post did a pretty good story about this and you can click here to read it.
Of course Sally is 68-years-old now—probably harder to get leads in films when you’re older. Well, there’s no probably to it. More like definitely.
I’ve always had a crush on Sally Field. Find distribution for this movie soon, you filmmakers you. I’m anxious to see it.
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The title of this post is a question because I don’t know. Lauren Duca at The Huffington Post wrote a fairly long article about Lady Gaga and I’m going to share it right here.
I like a lot of Lady Gaga’s songs (does that surprise you?), but I never think about how popular she is or being a star. Do you? Is Lady Gaga still a star in your eyes? Let’s make it a question of the week.
The article Duca wrote also suggests Madonna may finally be on the way out. Really? I didn’t know she was still in.
Oh well, its lightweight reading for sure. I’m calling today lightweight Monday. I’ll be back here on hump day Wednesday.
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Now here’s a question from The Huffington Post.
Are you ready for Heinz Sriracha Tomato Ketchup?
Well, I had to sleep on this question, but after much thought and debate with myself and others, I am going to say. . . yes. Yes. I think I’m ready for Heinz Sriracha Tomato Ketchup.
Will I be forced to actually taste it? Well, that’s another story.
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After 15 years of blogging, Andrew Sullivan is giving it up. What’s going to happen at The Dish is kind of up in the air at this point. I’ll keep it over there on the blogroll and we’ll see what happens.
I don’t read The Dish everyday but I find myself there at least a couple times a week. Andrew is one hell of a good writer.
Once upon a time, I thought—I wished I could be like Andrew, you know, blogging all day long and getting paid for it. I don’t feel that way anymore. Andrew can write many interesting posts per day. I consider myself lucky to do five a week and some of them aren’t all that interesting. See—like you, I kind of know that.
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I found something of interest on The Huffington Post yesterday—12 classic books that got horrible reviews when they first came out.
Thinking I probably hadn’t read a word of any of them, I checked out the 12 books listed. Turns out I’ve read 7 out of the 12. I’m not going to list the ones that I’ve read as that would be pretty boring, but “To Kill a Mockingbird” got bad reviews? Really? That’s one of my favorite books of all time.
And yes, I think Harper Lee actually wrote it and not Truman Capote.
Here are the 12 classic books.
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