30: baseball in sepia

All material is copyrighted and may not be used without written permission.

by Paladin

TULLAHOMA, TN – Back when it was suggested that I do a lead, someone (ww, I think) said they would be interested in my old man’s perspective of the game. Well, this is it.

The song and lyrics capture baseball through Terry’s (my boyish) eyes in a way that I always want to see it. No hormones, multi-zillion dollar contracts, or hold outs (or “ups” either). It’s just baseball in sepia. Hope you enjoy, and let’s play two.
(courtesy of Baseball Almanac:)

Talkin’ Baseball

In 1981 Terry Cashman recorded what is more commonly referred to as Talkin’ Baseball, which was originally called Willie, Mickey And The Duke. It became — and still is — a very popular pop song that pays tribute to players from the fifties and a variety of variations were released during the following seasons.

“If Cooperstown is calling, it’s no fluke.
They’ll be with Willie, Mickey, and the Duke.”
– Terry Cashman in Talkin’ Baseball (1981)
Talkin’ Baseball by Terry Cashman

© Copyright 1981, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1996 PKM Music
c/o Publishers’ Licensing Corporation
P.O. Box 5807
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The Whiz Kids had won it,
Bobby Thomson had done it,
And Yogi read the comics all the while.
Rock ‘n roll was being born,
Marijuana, we would scorn,
So down on the corner,
The national past-time went on trial.

 

We’re talkin’ baseball!
Kluszewski, Campanella.
Talkin’ baseball!
The Man and Bobby Feller.
The Scooter, the Barber, and the Newc,
They knew ’em all from Boston to Dubuque.
Especially Willie, Mickey, and the Duke.

 

Well, Casey was winning,
Hank Aaron was beginning,
One Robbie going out, one coming in.
Kiner and Midget Gaedel,
The Thumper and Mel Parnell,
And Ike was the only one winning down in Washington.

 

We’re talkin’ baseball!
Kluszewski, Campanella.
Talkin’ baseball!
The Man and Bobby Feller.
The Scooter, the Barber, and the Newc,
They knew ’em all from Boston to Dubuque.
Especially Willie, Mickey, and the Duke.

 

Now my old friend, The Bachelor,
Well, he swore he was the Oklahoma Kid.
And Cookie played hooky,
To go and see the Duke.
And me, I always loved Willie Mays,
Those were the days!

 

Well, now it’s the 80’s,
And Brett is the greatest,
And Bobby Bonds can play for everyone.
Rose is at the Vet,
And Rusty again is a Met,
And the great Alexander is pitchin’ again in Washington.

 

I’m talkin’ baseball!
Like Reggie, Quisenberry.
Talkin’ baseball!
Carew and Gaylord Perry,
Seaver, Garvey, Schmidt and Vida Blue,
If Cooperstown is calling, it’s no fluke.
They’ll be with Willie, Mickey, and the Duke.

 

Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. (Say hey, say hey, say hey)
It was Willie, Mickey and the Duke (Say hey, say hey, say hey)
I’m talkin’ Willie, Mickey and the Duke (Say hey, say hey, say hey)
Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. (Say hey, say hey, say hey)
Say Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. (Say hey, say hey, say hey)

Talkin’ Baseball by Terry Cashman

 

Here’s the song with great photos! Enjoy!

~Paladin~

Home Plate
Text Effects
Blog Birthdays
The Lineup Card
Baseball Videos & Photos
Our Own Candid Cameras! -)
Email: BravesAndStuff@hotmail.com
Advertisements

606 Responses to “30: baseball in sepia”


  1. 1 Carolina Lady March 16, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    That is just super, Paladin! Really enjoyed it! “Wiiiiiilly, Mickey and the Duke” will be running through my mind for the next week! 😆

    Like

  2. 2 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 16, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    and of course other teams had him do the song…. this played before tv games in St Louis…

    “With a Flash out of Fordham,
    They knocked in runs and scored ’em.
    The Gashouse Gang was full of fight and nerve.
    The Redbirds were the rage,
    The Wild Horse of the Osage,
    And Paul and Dizzy were keeping ’em busy with heat and curves!

    I’m Talkin’ Baseball.
    Hornsby, Haines, and Ripper.
    Cardinal baseball.
    Leo was the Lipper!

    Ducky, Country, Red, Kurowski, too.
    Slats, he had that Golden Glove of glue.
    I’m Talkin’ Baseball.
    Baseball in St. Lou.

    With that Man, no one could match him.
    Mort pitchin’, Walker catchin’
    St. Louis was another Cooperstown.

    Rookies of the year,
    Bill and Wally started here.
    Brock on the run,
    The Cardinals won, and were pennant-bound!

    I’m Talkin’ Baseball!
    Javier and Carlton.
    Cardinal baseball.
    Billy White and Washburn.

    Boyer, Groat, and Curt, McCarver, too.
    Cepeda was an MVP, it’s true.
    I’m Talkin’ Baseball! Baseball in St. Lou!

    Now, this town on the Mississippi.
    Is Handy with the Blues.
    And the King of Beers is right at home,
    Where Gibson made the hitters moan.

    Seventeen went down in just one Fall.
    Now, Gibby’s in the Hall!

    The Cardinals have tradition.
    Each year they have a mission.
    To end up in the Classic in the Fall.
    New names join the old, another team unfolds.
    The Cards look mighty, they’re managed by Whitey.
    So, let’s Play Ball!

    I’m Talkin’ Baseball.
    Hendrick, Keith Hernandez.
    Cardinal baseball.
    Oberkfell and Sanchez.

    Darrell, Forsch, and Tommy, Sutter, too.
    When Ozzie fields, the Cards are comin’ through.
    Talkin’ Baseball. Baseball in St. Lou!
    Talkin’ Baseball. Baseball in St. Lou!

    The Man! The Man! The Man!
    Cardinal baseball.
    Baseball in St. Lou.
    The Man! The Man! The Man!

    Well, Stanley Frank, he was in the bank.
    The Donora Greyhound, Talkin’ Baseball.
    Baseball in St. Lou.
    The Man! The Man! The Man!

    Yeah, Gibby would call: ‘Hey, just gimme the ball’!
    The Man! The Man! The Man!
    I’m Talkin’ Baseball…

    Like

  3. 3 paladin08 March 16, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Whatever boats your float, Berigan. It’s what it was!

    Like

  4. 4 Gil in Mechanicsville March 16, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Nice job 008… A nice change of pace. Thanks for helping me to remember some of my childhood icons…

    Like

  5. 5 morpheus45 March 16, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Happy B-Day, Hillbilly! WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF

    Today is a day to be proud of our Dawgs. Talk about overcoming adversity; taking the nation’s most undermanned team into the SEC tourney and winning four games in two days for the trophy. And the sweetest part? Cutting down the nets at Tech’s house while they sit at home and watch. SWEET.

    Like

  6. 6 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 16, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    urgent email I just received…

    escheat waist airstrip bed bestselling dispensary plantation convalescent pilgrim debrief lyric

    Like

  7. 7 paladin08 March 16, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Pewie Pig!!! woof woof woof.

    Like

  8. 8 journalist jimmy smith March 16, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    and congratulations are in order for bow wow. check this ajc headline: Bow Wow Celebrating The Big 2-1

    jimmy smith must have a street name. started to earlier but changed jimmy smith’s mind. may become seal daddy. or maybe l’il toe or maybe lotsa pie. not sure.

    bow wow not to be confused with woof, woof, earlier.

    Like

  9. 9 paladin08 March 16, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I’m sorry Hillbilly, but any school that has Bobby Petrino as one of its’ coaches is one of my most hated institutions.

    Like

  10. 10 journalist jimmy smith March 16, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    paladin has outdone paladin’s self with this blog lead. a small package of cheese has been mailed to paladin for this accomplishment.

    Like

  11. 11 paladin08 March 16, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you jimmy, that means a lot.

    Like

  12. 12 paladin08 March 16, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    To all: I was only the “idea” man on this project. CL did all the heavy lifting. If you like it, give her credit. If you don’t…who cares.

    Like

  13. 13 WillyWally March 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    It’s Raisins, Jimmy, and the Lew, say hey, say hey

    Like

  14. 14 journalist jimmy smith March 16, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    from canadian press: Washington LF Ryan Langerhans was scratched from the starting lineup. Langerhans cut his left hand (abrasion) Thursday when he dove onto the warning track attempting to field a fly ball. luckily, langerhans did not twist a testicle.

    pete orr is hitting .375 and looks like a starter for the washington nationals. will drop the flag to start the season then remain on the bench.

    and manny acta calls willie harris “a perfect national league player.” hmmm….

    what a mess!

    Like

  15. 15 chrisklob March 16, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Nice job Paladin. As my kids would say: “olden times”, as in “that’s what baseball was like in olden times”.

    Like

  16. 16 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 16, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Man, turning 41 turned me into an old man….watching the former home of Braves baseball, TBsomethingoranother. they have a funniest commercials show…on relationships….ice cream lands in man’s lap…woman tries to clean him up…woman seems quite…thrilled by house….by the noises she is making….this would be fine and dandy at 10 Pm, but 8 pm?? Mention of condoms, that’s just what I remember……parents need channel blocker for TBS now???

    Like

  17. 17 Carolina Lady March 16, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve added a 2nd video link to Paladin’s lead. Some really great and different photos to go with the song. Baseball in sepia; I love it! 🙂

    Like

  18. 18 flbravesgirl March 16, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Very nice, Paladin. (I suppose he’s asleep by now.)

    Uh, Berigan, what was the commercial actually advertising? 😯

    Like

  19. 19 flbravesgirl March 16, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Does anyone else think the young-looking picture of Mantle in the video looks eerily like Chipper?

    Like

  20. 20 Savannah Guy March 16, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Ya done reel good with that lead Paladin. Underneath that seasoned old flight jacket with the cracked leather and frayed patches there’s a true baseball romantic in ya. Chill bump stuff on Braves and Stuff. Timing was good too… nice way to end (avoid) your own Braves and Stuff Barbecue.

    Those images may be sepia to some but the memories are in full living color for our esteemed senior denizens. Roy Campanella… a legend cut down even before his prime and one of my dad’s favorites. Mickey, Yogi… two of my childhood idols, Hammerin’ Hank… still the home run king…

    Thanks for the memories.

    Like

  21. 21 chrisklob March 16, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Well, the Marlins finally got one right.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080316&content_id=2430637&vkey=news_fla&fext=.jsp&c_id=fla&partnered=rss_fla

    I’ve always liked Conine and considered him to be a professional ball player and good roll model for the younger kids. Good luck in the triathlon!

    Like

  22. 22 Savannah Guy March 16, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    And Hooowww aboooout those Dawwwwgs!!!!! Many many woofs deserved…

    Condolences Hillbilly. Next year. I know it hurts… sorry. Razorbacks should hold their heads up for a great year.

    This has been a very strange weekend in Atlanta. CNN and the Omni are a wreck and UGA getting glory at Tech. Wow.

    Did I say woof?

    Like

  23. 23 chrisklob March 16, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    SG, did you see my last post about Borchard?

    Like

  24. 24 Gil in Mechanicsville March 16, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    jjs.. One must remember that one tam’s garbage is another team’s treasure… 🙂 Or something like that…. 🙂

    Like

  25. 25 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 16, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Check out this guitar solo on a Carbon graphite guitar!!!(You will likely need to click twice to get it to start)
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=29303_And_Now_for_Some_Carbon_Fiber_Guitar_Shredding&only

    Like

  26. 26 chrisklob March 16, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    One of our local news stations is reporting that one of the tornadoes that struck in our area last night registered as an EF-3 (140mph winds). WOW!

    Like

  27. 27 chrisklob March 16, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Berigan, that guy is amazing!

    Like

  28. 28 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 16, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Ain’t he??? That F-3 is stronger than the one that hit downtown Atlanta, that was a measly F-2!!! I really wouldn’t want to see what an F4 would have done to Atlanta!!!

    Like

  29. 29 chrisklob March 16, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Berigan, I’ve never seen a guitar played that way? What is that called?

    Like

  30. 30 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 17, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Ask Grinch, or VOR, beats me!!!

    Like

  31. 31 Bay Area Steve March 17, 2008 at 3:16 am

    Journalist (the hot tub one) and Chris, thanks for answering. So, should one unplug electronic devices as well? And Chris, no, not a vampire.

    Of course, I’m glad y’all survived the storms.

    Paladin, please correct your spelling to beeyatch. I wouldn’t want your street cred lessened whatsoever.

    journalist (the lower case one), in a related area [noted scribe-like transition (sorry, scribe, I know my last effort was weak)], the street’s suggestion for your street name is bonaner. not sure why.

    Continuing jjs, I recently noticed a link to a possible hk graph. Try this link:

    Inowthinkbutcouldbewrongthathkisanotherrandomblogadvertiser.com

    Other interesting links:

    Promotingonesblogafterdevelopingarelationshipandrespectisonething.com

    Randompostspushingyourblogarebullandshouldbedeleted.com

    journalistjimmysmith.com

    Like

  32. 32 Bay Area Steve March 17, 2008 at 3:23 am

    For those of you that read that (and why did you read that?), you may have to cut and paste those links.

    Congratulations to the UGA folks.

    Like

  33. 33 Bay Area Steve March 17, 2008 at 3:50 am

    jjs, I will now suggest something, all the while realizing that it’s not my place to do so.

    The consistent misspellings are understood by those of us who’ve seen you since long before the Calabash incident. But, I think they take away from your posts. They are only followed by the select few here, and I think that particular joke’s horse is dead.

    Your and idiot is a classic, a trademark, copyright worthy. The others were initially funny, but I would guess that many stopped laughing months ago (way out on the limb now, and I hear cracking). Perhaps, Chop Seel (may I use seal?) could pursue such humor.

    Just a random idea, if one of the goals here is to appeal to a wider audience. If not, I wouldn’t mind being told, as I’d hate to clutter a very nice arena.

    It now occurs to me that none of you care. Yet, I will post this anyway. Oh, the selfishity.

    Like

  34. 34 Bay Area Steve March 17, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Grinch,

    this, sir, is blog domination.

    And, would you please clarify your position on Hall. I was left somewhat unsure as to how you felt about his play.

    Like

  35. 35 paladin08 March 17, 2008 at 8:03 am

    I thought about this over night and, yes, I am going to say it.

    Thanks a lot for stepping all over my lead, Berigan. And what goes around, comes around.

    Like

  36. 36 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 8:19 am

    Oh jimmy smith boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
    From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
    The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying
    ‘Tis jimmy smith, ’tis jimmy smith must go and blossom must bide.
    But come jimmy smith back when summer’s in the meadow
    Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow
    ‘Tis blossom’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
    Oh jimmy smith boy, oh jimmy smith boy, blossom loves you so.

    Like

  37. 37 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 8:20 am

    mis-spelling? what mis-spelling?

    Like

  38. 38 Hillbilly March 17, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Simply out-played and out-hustled. No other way to describe it. Arkansas actually looked more tired than Georgia. There’s no way we were going to beat them. Destiny, emotion, and adrenaline were all on the Dawgs side.

    Savannah Guy, we’re losing 6 seniors, all of which get a very considerable amount of PT. “Next Year” we won’t even make it to the NIT. Paladin, no need to bring up……oh, nevermind. Gloat if you will. I would. you deserve it.

    Like

  39. 39 Hillbilly March 17, 2008 at 8:38 am

    I’ll leave the Hog avatar up until we get mauled by Indiana. Then it’s coming down.

    Like

  40. 40 paladin08 March 17, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Hillbilly; You are a good sport and I salute you. SOOOEY HOGS!!!!!

    Like

  41. 41 Miss Spelling March 17, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Miss Spelling? What Miss Spelling? My daddy has not gotten me the gig to have a guest appearance on this blog yet.

    Like

  42. 42 Voice of Raisins March 17, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Top o’ the morning to ya!

    Erin go braless!

    Miss Spelling, you have a funny looking nose… 😀

    Like

  43. 43 paladin08 March 17, 2008 at 9:09 am

    When Irish Eyes are smiling…watch ’em, they got a hand in your pocket. 😀

    Like

  44. 44 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Miss Spelling, did you not get the memo that your father has passed away? It might be hard for him to get you that guest appearance in his current condition.

    Like

  45. 45 paladin08 March 17, 2008 at 9:13 am

    BAS; Domination? Boy, you are messing with damnation when you take on the Bard of the Blog.

    Like

  46. 46 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 9:15 am

    miss spelling? same as miss manners on that other blog? miss manners could rankle some of the and idiots as jimmy smith recalls. miss manners and julia and rosalynn and choppinmama and other female bloggers did not make the move. good thing fbg came over to the carolina o’lady blog so carolina lady would not have to deal with all this — talk by carolina o’lady’s self. banned yet?

    carolina o’lady . . . happy st. patrick’s day! irish blogging today? green grits and ham? and will the boys be a wearin’ green caps today? and has francoeur’s bruise turned green yet? oh, the humanity! sure to be banned. and this is a good day for the grinch – should get free drinks today being green. and too bad the parade had to be cancelled. was looking forward to all the leprechauns down peachtree. and is there really a pot ‘o gold at the end of the rainbow? can talk rainbows hear? and whither the keebler elves? writing another blog in town?

    Like

  47. 47 paladin08 March 17, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Also, it shows what a speller I am. I didn’t even know jimmy was misspelling.

    Like

  48. 48 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Destiny, emotion, and adrenaline were all on the Dawgs side.

    O’Hillbilly, the Dawgs won only 4 conference games during the regular season. Who would have thought they’d win 4 in 4 days? Those boys were absolutely playing on emotion. They were playing for coach Dennis Felton. Felton is a top notch individual who is succeeding in cleaning up a program still reeling from the Harrick tenure. He booted 2 starters before the season started because they thought they were bigger than the program. They were wrong. He lost 2 more during the season to injury. They played with 10 (sometimes only 9) in uniform this season. As the season was coming to a close, many in the Dawg nation were calling for Felton’s job because of this disastrous season. I salute him. I’d rather take the slow road and do it right, which I believe he will do if they’ll leave him alone. The truth is, they will bow out very early in the NCAA and there will still be many clamoring for Felton’s head. I hope he’s allowed to finish what he started…

    Like

  49. 49 paladin08 March 17, 2008 at 9:26 am

    jjs brings to mind some lovely ladies from the “other” blog, and I miss most of them. But, there is one I don’t! Boss lady. She reminded me of Cruella de Vil. Mean! But, I really think that Rosalynn’s alter ego is amongst us and I wish she would make an appearance. She cracked/cracks me up.

    Like

  50. 50 paladin08 March 17, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Raisins; Felton is a good man and a good coach and I thought that before this weekend. But, for them to fire him now would be a travesty.

    Like

  51. 51 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 9:34 am

    By the way… regarding Berigan’s guitar video:

    Without getting too technical, that guy was playing in a manner not typical for guitar, but more typical for a hammer dulcimer. He simply used an alternate tuning on the guitar and transposed the dulcimer scales to a 6 string format. He also utilized the harmonic points on the neck. The use of the carbon fiber guitar was helpful because it is a highly resonant material allowing him to “hammer on” with both hands and still produce enough volume to be heard. OK, there will be quiz tomorrow…

    Like

  52. 52 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Huh?

    Like

  53. 53 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Okay Mr O’Fancy Pants. I have no idea what you just said. You want to translate that into English for the rest of us?

    Like

  54. 54 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 10:01 am

    😳

    Like

  55. 55 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:02 am

    My Grandmother was Irish. We are so-called “black Irish”, a mixture of the Spaniards washed ashore from the Armada and the daughters of the sod. It gives us olive complexions and blue eyes…not a bad combination in my youth. I have on my green underwear. It wasn’t green to start with, but it all counts. Anyway, Happy Paddy’s Day to all you lephrecons and lephrepros.

    Like

  56. 56 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 10:04 am

    There is a jazz guitarist named Stanley Jordan that uses 2 hand tapping, but his technique originated from piano. He learned classical piano as a child and utilized the principles of 2 hand playing on the guitar. He is amazing. Check out his version of Eleanor Rigby here:

    Like

  57. 57 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:12 am

    I’m having enough trouble learning Civil Procedure to try and take guitar lessons now. I’ll pass.

    Like

  58. 58 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Raisins; I was, as usual, joshing with you. I went to the site and he IS amazing. I used to do a little “frapping” on a banjo, but this guy is world-class. Thanks to him, and you, for the “lesson”.

    Like

  59. 59 Gil in Mechanicsville March 17, 2008 at 10:20 am

    “a mixture of the Spaniards washed ashore from the Armada and the daughters of the sod” The original wetbacks???? 🙂

    Like

  60. 60 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 10:21 am

    It’s all good, paladin. I have come to recognize your “joshing.” 😀 If you have time to kill, you can see many Stanley Jordan vids on YouTube. My personal favorite is Autumn Leaves. The dude is literally playing 2 guitars at once. :mrgreen:

    Like

  61. 61 Gil in Mechanicsville March 17, 2008 at 10:23 am

    And would that be Mr. O’Diaz??? 🙂

    Like

  62. 62 Gil in Mechanicsville March 17, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Juan O’Toole??? 🙂

    Like

  63. 63 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Raisins, that was remarkable. I’ve actually seen him perform at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival around 1990 or so. Even have a CD or two of his.

    You’ve mentioned that you’re in a band. What do y’all play?

    Like

  64. 64 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Juan O’Toole

    😆

    Like

  65. 65 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Tool this, gil. 😀 And for those of you who know how to do it, go to utube and watch the late Grandpa Jones, one of the best banjo frappers.

    Like

  66. 66 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 10:28 am

    klobber: If you would like, see for yourself…

    http://www.myspace.com/rockofchristband

    Like

  67. 67 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:31 am

    “I knew someday that you’d come back
    I knew it from the start.
    8 more miles to Louisville
    The hometown of my heart.”

    Like

  68. 68 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 10:33 am

    yes, two-hand tapping. chipper does that at the plate, only two-toe tapping. oh, the humanity! maybe more than two toes. unconfirmed. still only a rumor. and two-toe might also be a good street name for chipper. make that uh, two toe. hard to type – came out tow toe the first time. reminds jimmy smith of the old toe truck joke. anyway, jimmy smith is hurting the blog with all the bad spelling so jimmy smith is going to start to use spell chick. like chop chick, only spell chick checks spelling. and could this be the old chop chick now reduced to checking spelling after having chop chick’s own blog? hmmm… and carolina o’lady is graceful and elegant as a blog host(ess) and has better manners than other blog hosts. carolina o’lady is probably researching right now and not reading this blog [Editor’s Note: Really??]. it snot important to read every post. and paladin, the lead is still good this morning. and jimmy smith plays the ukulele much as described by raisins – only jimmy smith plays thumb style and with heavy thumb action with transposed opposable thumb. not many opposable thumbs on that other blog. still, good to have a green thumb on st patrick’s day. selah.

    Like

  69. 69 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Good stuff Raisins. I see that y’all played at a detention center yesterday. Is that kind of like Johnny Cash playing at Folsom Prison?

    I hope none of the “groupies” threw any of their undergarments at you! 😀

    “I’m Just a Soldier” sounds very Southern-rockish. Skynyrd?

    FREEBIRD!!!!!! (holding lighter up) FREEBIRD!!!!!

    Like

  70. 70 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Raisins; I checked your site. Modern rock is not my cup of tea, or coffee, but you guys make good sound. I’m impressed.

    Like

  71. 71 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Opposable thumbs are not to be trifled with. Without them we could not play the giutar, or cock a hammer. Or hammer on a cock-a-doodle-doo. Think about it. It’s limitless.

    Or be a spell-checker. It tried to throw out “opposable”.

    Like

  72. 72 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Klobber, Raisins is of course correct but his explanation might be a bit over the non-musician’s head. To get a general idea, look up “tapping” on wikipedia; one-handed is what most of us mere metal mortals do, two-handed allows for a more classical approach (though some folks like Steve Vai do it to make people like me angry)…the dude on your video has adapted the two-handed technique to a different position he calls “lap tapping.” He’s the only popular guitarist I know that does it exactly that way. The carbon fiber guitar’s particular resonance aids his kind of playing, but I don’t like it as much for traditional acoustic styles as the mid-range sounds different. That material is also impervious to the elements unlike wood; stays in tune easier if you’re playing outdoors. To each his or her own.

    Like

  73. 73 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:47 am

    And the “spell checker” saw nothing wrong with “giutar”. Can you trust anything?

    Like

  74. 74 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 10:50 am

    lap tapping? oh, the humanity! soon to be banned!

    Like

  75. 75 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 10:51 am

    could lap tapping produce a twisted testicle? just asking.

    Like

  76. 76 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Thanks, y’all.

    klobber: “Soldier” is probably more influenced by ZZ Top… We are very mainstream classic rock oriented, with small portions of southern-rock here and there, usually of the ZZ Top, Little Feat variety. Our last CD goes all over the place – hard rock, bluegrass, country, folk… kind of “stretching out”, so to speak. Don’t want to be pigeon-holed, right? (I know I will regret that statement… 😀 )

    Like

  77. 77 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Grinch, I googled “tapping”. It took me to Senator Larry Craig’s home page! 😀

    Like

  78. 78 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 10:54 am

    now, jimmy smith must leave the blog for a time while carolina o’lady cools off. journalist will return for forgiveness at a later time. anybody else in the doghouse right now? grinch for certain with lap tapping. paladin, raisins, chrisklob, hillbilly, gil . . . others? berigan asleep now? would be in trouble otherwise.

    Like

  79. 79 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:56 am

    If a cheap-shot artist like me won’t touch that “pigeon-holed” setup, no one will. 😈

    Like

  80. 80 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 10:56 am

    resonance – good blog word. must use it more often.

    Like

  81. 81 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 10:58 am

    VOR, pigeons are fine; just stay away from the corn. 🙂 Interesting mix of styles on “The Lord’s Prayer;” intro sounded a bit like “Highway Song.” Not bad.

    Like

  82. 82 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 10:59 am

    If lap tapping causes twisted you-know-whats, what does lap dancing…? Yes, resonance is a very good word.

    Like

  83. 83 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 10:59 am

    How’s that for coverin’ ya, Jimmy?

    Like

  84. 84 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Next time I hit Tattletales I’m gonna see if I can get a lap tap dance. Definitely gonna need one of those wooden trays, though. Did I say wood? Oh, the humanity! That image is sure to resonate…

    Like

  85. 85 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Welcome to the doghouse Grinch!

    CL, you might have to do an expansion project here. Pretty tight quarters now!

    Like

  86. 86 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Perhaps a carbon fiber tray?

    Like

  87. 87 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 11:05 am

    klobber: Careful talking about tight quarters and expansion projects… 😀

    Like

  88. 88 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Klobber; I am very proud to be in the Dawghouse this morning. Woof Woof. NCAAs!!! This will be the first year in a long time that I will have even the slightest interest in a March Madness game. In the past, it just interfered with G-Day.

    Like

  89. 89 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Good call on the carbon fiber VOR; spilled beer won’t ruin it.

    Paladin, I’m proud as punch of our Dawgs, but they’re gonna get their butts handed to them on a carbon fiber tray by Xavier. We can at least continue to gloat until Thursday, though.

    Off to the gym.

    Like

  90. 90 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Klob, we need to install speakers in the doghouse to play Lonesome George’s “Move it on Over.”

    Like

  91. 91 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 11:22 am

    I’m proud as punch of our Dawgs, but they’re gonna get their butts handed to them on a carbon fiber tray by Xavier. We can at least continue to gloat until Thursday, though.

    Well said, green one, well said… :mrgreen:

    Like

  92. 92 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Grinch; Even if they go “one and done” against a team as good as Xavier they, nor we, have anything to hang our heads about. They are one of the best “worse to first” stories in a LONG time.

    Like

  93. 93 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 11:27 am

    HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!!

    Raisins, great link! I’m not a rock fan, but you have some good sounds there! Vocals are very good!

    Some of y’all are incorrigible! I’m beginning to think the doghouse has become the club house! 😆

    Paladin, for the 200th time, I love your phrase “baseball in sepia.” Beautiful!

    Woke up this morning and there it was: “Wiiiiiilly, Mickey and the Duke.” 😆

    Have so much to do I don’t know where to begin! jimmy, you working on a lead?? Chopper??

    We passed 30,000 hits! 😀 Now why would anybody want to come here to read??? 🙄 😆

    Like

  94. 95 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 11:33 am

    We are the KING!!! thump thump thump. Long live the Queen!

    Like

  95. 96 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 11:35 am

    That and $1.50 will get us a cup of coffee!! 😆 😆

    Like

  96. 97 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Moocha? Don’t get jimmy started. 😆

    Like

  97. 98 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Thanks to this morning’s cheerful banter regarding guitar, I have eschewed my usual routine of listening to Colin Cowturd on ESPN Radio and am instead listening to a nice music mix that includes SRV, Deep Purple, David Ryan Harris, Ted Nugent, Pink FLoyd, Asia and Eric Clapton. How’s that for a mix? 😀

    Like

  98. 99 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 11:38 am

    CL, you found coffee for a buck-fifty?

    Like

  99. 100 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 11:39 am

    It’s a cheap place, Raisins! I think it’s left over from yesterday and mixed with old motor oil.

    Like

  100. 101 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I’m listening to Willie, Mickey and the Duke. But then, I’m partial…and I have one, too.

    Like

  101. 102 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Raisins, you don’t like COLON Cowturd either? I thought Kornheiser was irritating but this guy really grates on my nerves.

    Like

  102. 103 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 11:43 am

    klobber: He is SOOOOO enamored with himself. I liked his humor at first, but his act got old quickly… 😐

    Like

  103. 104 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Cool! I forgot that Steve Morse was in this playlist! 😀

    Like

  104. 105 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:45 am

    The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney about 8 km from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery).

    I finally figured out what the B & S blog stands for: Blarney Stone blog. You kiss the blog and it gives you the gift of gab.

    Like

  105. 106 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Or enables one to slather on the BS.

    Like

  106. 107 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Colon Cowterd is allowed? Not once, but twice! CL is getting easy in her pulchritude. 😆

    Like

  107. 108 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Top o’ the mornin’ and a Happy St. Patty’s Day to all. May you all find a four leaf clover and have the luck o’ the Irish with you today.

    Saint Patrick, the short version: He was originally kidnapped and taken as a slave in Ireland. He escaped after years of hard labor. After becoming a missionary, he was “motivated” to return after many years of detesting what they had done to him and considering the “old sod” the last place on earth he would set foot upon. So, with orders, he returned to minister to the Irish that had enslaved him.

    After time he was approached by an old Irish spirit, his heart was changed and he began to forgive… even came to love Ireland and considered himself Irish until the end of his days. That’s quite a transition for a man who once referred to the Irish as slave-driving barbarians.

    There may indeed be hope for all of us. However, snakes have a problem.

    Like

  108. 109 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Ma’am-Has that package arrived yet and I missed your mention of it? I mailed everything Priority on Wednesday and I’ve only heard from one of seven people. I’m getting concerned.

    Like

  109. 110 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Just catchin’ up lads and lasses: Chris, yes… I saw your last Borchard post. The one where you agreed with me, right? What were we talking about again?

    Like

  110. 111 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 11:50 am

    ww; You can kiss my Blarney. 😀 Happy Patty’s Day, Irishman.

    Like

  111. 112 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 11:51 am

    SG-The likelihood of me finding a four leaf clover under the (now receding) glacier today is highly unlikely. I will have to settle for listening to the Dropkick Murphy’s, Horslips and maybe some Blackmore’s Night and Tull.

    Like

  112. 113 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Raisins, allow me to comment on the guitar playing link that you posted. That Stanley Jordan is very good. Very nice Raisins, him playin’ two instruments at once and all. BUT BUT BUT… can he play with his teeth and light that sucker on fire while playing the Star Spangled Banner? Hungh? Nope! Didn’t think so.

    But serially, check out the original electric tapper. The artist is Harvey Mandel, the album is Shangrenade. If you haven’t heard it, do yourself a big favor and just buy the album. You won’t regret it. Promise.

    Like

  113. 114 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Good morning SG. Referencing your Patricks’s Prose. ZZZZZZZZZZ

    Like

  114. 115 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

    Lew, sounds like a good day to me. Did you also buy Pogues? That’ll work too.

    Like

  115. 116 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:54 am

    well, alrighty then, lew, kiss my blarney stone

    Like

  116. 117 Hillbilly March 17, 2008 at 11:55 am

    [i] anybody else in the doghouse right now? grinch for certain with lap tapping. paladin, raisins, chrisklob, hillbilly, gil . . . others? [/i]

    JJS, that depends on who all stumbled across my SnowGirl picture several days ago. I might be in FBG’s doghouse because I know she saw it.

    Grinch, if the Tournament started today, I think Georgia would make it to the Sweet 16. However I think the emotional high, will suffer with a couple of days off. The Hogs certainly will get ousted by Indiana in the first round.

    Like

  117. 118 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 11:56 am

    SG-No, the record store (stupid chain store) had no Pogues or Black 47. I will search for them at a later date.

    Braveheart-I’ll watch your movie (did this weekend, actually), but I ain’t kissing nothing of yours.

    Like

  118. 119 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Paladin, sorry you didn’t go for the St. Patty’s story. You crotchety old, uh… farthing flipper, it wasn’t even that long and you still nodded off.

    There’s much silliness on Braves and Stuff today. That’s just not right on this day we celebrate St. Patrick. C’mon people… this is serious business.

    Funny how one post takes on a life of it’s own when and changes when it’s repeated multiple times. Like the old game of… start with a phrase, whisper into one ear with each person repeating into the next ear all the way around the room and when the last person repeats the original story out loud it’s totally different from the original… kind’a like the halls of CNN.

    Now, I’d like to know what all this talk is concerning Journalist Jimmy Smith? What is wrong with Journalist Jimmy’s smelling? Could it be that his smeller is acting up? Would that be poetic justice or what? Is it just playful picking? Oh, sorry… bad choice of words. Who nose? Could be dangerous to have a smeller that is out of order. Especially if that smeller is sharing a dog-house with others. Why would that be dangerous you ask?

    Well, I heard that Frenchy had beans during the game yesterday. He’s OK now so it’s OK to speak of his lunch. Got that from a reliable source. Why that would be news is a mystery. Anyhoo, hope Frenchy didn’t get in a dog house after that. Anyway, it’s not polite to make fun of someone’s smeller. On the other hand, it takes a smart feller to say a feller’s smart.

    Accuracy in reporting is important. Smelling is too. Wake up Paladin.

    Like

  119. 120 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Or can he play two keyboards at the same time while turning upside down in the air and sustaining notes with a Bowie knife like Keith Emerson?

    Like

  120. 121 flbravesgirl March 17, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Good morning & Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (I’m only 1/8th Irish. Is that enough?)

    Like

  121. 122 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Well-For celebration, I damn well will not be drinking green beer while listening to all that music.

    Like

  122. 123 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Smelling salts for the jet fighter…

    On that, I’ll leave. Don’t even want to read the insensitive insults that Paladin will throw at me.

    😉

    Like

  123. 124 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    SG is suffering from diarrhea of the keyboard. Imodium, anyone?

    Like

  124. 125 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    SG-For that Tull Anthology-how does six CD’s, covering all 21 studio albums (minus the one you have), a cd of rarities and solo efforts, a cd of live recordings and a cd with two interviews sound to you?

    Like

  125. 126 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    See, too late. Lew has already caught it. 😆

    Like

  126. 127 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    William Wallace… did you have a makeover? 90210 stylist? Tori Smelling?

    Like

  127. 128 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Oh no-Not another virus. I’ve caught too many as it is.

    Like

  128. 129 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Lew, that sounds more than generous sir. You are too kind. Can never have enough Tull.

    See? What’d I tell’ya about Paladin. Insults. I’m hurt.

    Like

  129. 130 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    That’s a “he wishes”, SG.

    Like

  130. 131 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Paladin, you had your day on the Braves and Stuff Barbeque grill yesterday. Did you get a little well done, you tough old mule headed whatnot? Little crisscross stripes all over yer backside? Trouble sitting today?

    You deserved it. Now I’m leaving so I don’t have to get charcoal all over me. Back later though… be nice.

    Like

  131. 132 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I’m gone for food, nap and tap tap, anyone there? Later.

    Like

  132. 133 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Crap!!! SG’s reference to Harvey Mandel had me back over at YouTube watching Mandel, Shawn Lane, Steve Morse, Frank Gambale, Nathan Caveleri…

    I have way too much work to do to get distracted like that… 🙄

    Like

  133. 134 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Saw Harvey Mandel (along with Larry Taylor and Sugarcane Harris) with John Mayall-many, many, many years ago.

    Like

  134. 135 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    I see Howie Mandel, from time to time. I know! I’m supposed to be gone, and now I am.

    Like

  135. 136 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Lew, yes I did – Saturday:

    “Carolina Lady Says: March 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Well, y’all have a lot of really nice autographs, but I now have one on an original Lew Hartman portrait! John Smoltz.

    And Miss Kelly, grinning ear-to-ear, has a signed Hartman of Javy Lopez!

    Thanks, Lew! 😀 “

    Like

  136. 137 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Ma’am-No problem. I’ve just been so busy getting artwork done for Chipper and Bobby Dews, that I must admit to skimming instead of reading every post like usual. Thought Kelly might like that. You’re both welcome.

    Like

  137. 138 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    and the syrup? did carolina also get the syrup?

    Like

  138. 139 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    pour that syrup on a pancake and can see yogi berra.

    Like

  139. 140 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    jimmy smith is supposed to write a lead? chop seal is supposed to write a lead? wait a minute, something is wrong hear. . .

    Like

  140. 141 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    jjs, Flange is AWOL, I have to spend my time cleaning up the blog!, so guess who is next up?? 😆

    Like

  141. 142 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Scribe, you’re after jimmy! 😀

    Like

  142. 143 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    oh, the humanity! journalist better start some journalism. bloggers are asked to blog slowly while jimmy smith works. and carolina o’lady found the little gem hidden by jimmy smith in an earlier post. picky. very picky.

    Like

  143. 144 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    baseball in pastels . . .

    baseball in serbia . . .

    looking for a catchy title.

    Like

  144. 145 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    baseball in nostrils?

    Like

  145. 146 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Raisins, you aren’t helping! 😡

    Like

  146. 147 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    ahem… oh, yeah… sorry about that… 😳

    Like

  147. 148 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Raisins, whatever you do, please DO NOT WATCH THIS>. You have work to do. But then, your link caused me to veer off my stuff too, so… payback is a, well, you know.

    If you couldn’t resist that and have lost more work time… DO NOT… I repeat… DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT LOOKING AT THIS ONE. Yep, it could ruin your whole day. Really. Don’t do it. You’ve been warned. Think of the little raisins. They have to eat.

    Like

  148. 149 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    C a n ‘ t h o l d o u t

    Aaaaarrrggghhhh!!!

    Like

  149. 150 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    There was some really bad hair in both of those videos… 😀

    Like

  150. 151 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    SG: Last one. Call it a gift from me to you. 4:06 of heaven on earth.

    http://pop.youtube.com/watch?v=2UIptI2rcjg&feature=related

    Like

  151. 152 ssiscribe March 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Happy St. Patty’s Day, everybody. Gotta run quick and jump back into the frying and flying fish (oh the humanity!), but:

    — Dogs. Wow. Amazing. Been a while since I’ve seen a team will itself to accomplish so much with so little in the tank. Before the tournament, I felt the talk of Felton losing his job was wrong, given what the Dogs have put up with this year. Now? No way he should lose his job.

    — Braves. Feel so good about this team. Glad Frenchy is not hurt bad. Really gonna get interesting for those final bench and bully spots now. Going to be an interesting final two weeks of camp.

    — Tornado. Lots of well wishes from folks across the country filtering into the ol’ inbox. Glad to know the nation is thinking of and praying for the capital city, my hometown. Scary weekend, to say the least, but all my folks are well and accounted for after the storms rolled through this weekend.

    OK, back to it. Selah!

    Oh, CL, I’ll be thinking of a lead. What do you think, end of the week? I’ll get it ready sooner if you need it!

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

    Like

  152. 153 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Raisins, Stevie Ray and Jeff Beck…good stuff my man in any generation at any time. Saw Jeff Beck in concert with Bogart and Appice but never managed to catch Vaughn. Unfortunate, but it seems for many, music is a generational thing, I don’t really agree but who knows, it’s probably just in the ear of the beholder. For instance, if music was truly generational, this might be Lew’s generation.

    Then, to take it a step further, you have something more along the lines of WW’s stuff here.

    Like

  153. 154 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 17, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    paladin08 Says:
    March 17, 2008 at 8:03 am

    I thought about this over night and, yes, I am going to say it.

    Thanks a lot for stepping all over my lead, Berigan. And what goes around, comes around.

    Pally boy, perhaps it’s time to adjust your paranoia meds??? Adjust the more paranoia meds, downwards! 😛

    Like

  154. 155 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Aaaaaarrrrggghhhh

    Like

  155. 156 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Bear with me on this… next, there’s your own Raisin’s generation…

    Finally, and I’ll leave it alone after this, you have Paladin’s take on the thing. Sorry. It’s just a generational thing. No generation gaps, just music at different times I s’poze. Not a bad sound for an old crooner…eh, what?

    Like

  156. 157 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 17, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Lew, don’t let Pally Boy find out you don’t read each and every post, all the time!!! St. Pally Boy is better than any of of can dream of beaing!!!! 😆

    Like

  157. 158 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 17, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Lew, don’t let Pally Boy find out you don’t read each and every post, all the time!!! St. Pally Boy is better than any of of can dream of being!!!! 😆

    Like

  158. 159 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 17, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    From the older my Generation clip it says under more info…..Please download the single now! Money goes to age concern!

    uh…ok! I too am concerned about age…

    Like

  159. 160 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 17, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    And Happy St. Paddy’s day to everyone, even St. Pally Boy! 😉
    SG, I found your brief story on St. Patrick quite interesting! I didn’t know nothin’ about him!

    Hey, there is a game on!!! Why isn’t someone doing play by play???

    Like

  160. 162 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    B3: We are doing play by play. SG’s playing a music video, I’m playing a music video, etc. It’s all your fault, too. You started it with the Erik Mongrain video. 😀

    Did I mention that I am getting absolutely nothing done work-wise?

    Like

  161. 163 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Keep it up, UnBearigan, and in honor or the day I’ll open up a can of
    Clancy-lowered-the-boom on you. And as for the “goes around” thing: That wasn’t a threat, or paranoia, it’s a promise, Pithy Boy.

    Like

  162. 164 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    😯

    Like

  163. 165 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    I would have guessed that Paladin’s music of choice would go along the lines of something like this:

    😀

    Like

  164. 166 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Before going away, speaking of pills for paranoia and such, couldn’t resist one more blast from the past. For Berigan.

    Now… I’m back to work, before Raisins blames me for the kids starving…

    Like

  165. 167 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Speakin’ of SRV,

    We got stranded….caught in the crossfire…

    Like

  166. 168 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    klobber: 😆

    Like

  167. 170 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Now… I’m back to work, before Raisins blames me for the kids starving… Oh, yeah! I gotta go pick ’em up! Thanks for reminding me.

    Later…

    Like

  168. 171 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Carolina Lady Says:

    March 17, 2008 at 2:27 pm
    Berigan, behave!

    Methinks we missed a doozy. 😀

    Like

  169. 172 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Klobber; I NEVER could do that one. Maybe ’cause I was chewing gum at the same time.

    Like

  170. 173 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Before going away, speaking of pills for paranoia and such, couldn’t resist one more blast from the past. For Berigan

    SG; I “intercepted” that one and it is pretty much was right on. Back in “those days” I ignored the anti-war sentiment and just let the sexuality flow in. Worked for me.

    Like

  171. 174 Bay Area Steve March 17, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Mr. Hartman, or anyone else that has previously used MLB Extra Innings:

    Would you please give me some idea as to the number of Braves games that won’t be available. It seems as though I would get all of them except for the Saturday day games. Is this true? The website is vague (to me), and there still isn’t a 2008 schedule. I’d hate to buy that thing, and find out that I’ll only see three or four games a week.

    Also, are there any exhibition games broadcast? Thank you.

    Like

  172. 175 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Do I detect bitterness on Braves and Stuff? No need for dissention on St. Patty’s Day!!! Just for that, I’ll close it up with one of my personal favorites and one of the best cuts of the last dozen years.

    A touching melody. A classic song. Beautiful lyrics. It’s surely bittersweet, yet, it’s a moving and modern Rock Symphony.

    Since I’m playing DJ, I’ll dedicate this one to Carolina Lady. Hope she likes it. The Verve is a righteous group. Now… music guy is out’a here.

    Like

  173. 176 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Only got a sec: here’s a little something from my age. Best turn down your hearing aids. 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=184n3JGYXoA

    Like

  174. 177 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I know, I know; it’s 20 years old. Can’t stand the new stuff for the most part; all sound like wimps and…uhh…guys who like other guys. Now, for something a bit harder…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=virLsnEQTMo

    Like

  175. 178 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=virLsnEQTMo Maybe that’ll work this time.

    Off to school.

    Like

  176. 179 voice of paladin March 17, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    “A touching melody. A classic song. Beautiful lyrics. It’s surely bittersweet, yet, it’s a moving and modern Rock Symphony.”

    The “Symphony” part got my hopes up and then comes the voice of somebody with obviously minimal gonads “singing”, and a video of some jerk of the era being an ill-mannered jerk. Thanks, but no thanks. I’ll pick my own music. And SG, you ought to be ashamed for dedicating that trash to CL.

    Like

  177. 180 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    “No need for dissention on St. Patty’s Day!!!” oh, the humanity! dissention is some sort of ritual, right? dismemberment, perhaps? cutting off the toe to spite one’s foot? not familiar with dissention. 😆 savannah, please forgive jimmy smith who hardly ever mis-spells anything on hear.

    and berigan is taking some of the heat off jimmy smith today. journalist thanks berigan very much. remember to bring a snack for time in the doghouse.

    and journalist is beginning to panic about the lead.

    Like

  178. 181 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Paladin… sorry you didn’t like it. It’s just a rock video. Not real life and the singer really isn’t rude at all.

    Sometimes you have to look beneath the obvious to get the story. The video was an example of someone going through a crisis, not intending to hurt anyone, suffering with each step, trying to move forward. That’s all.

    Like, in Steven Covey’s example in his 7 Habits book… there was a man on a subway that was so caught up in his own busy, troubled life he couldn’t imagine anyone else’s situation… or their suffering… only his own.

    As he rode on the subway one morning he got ticked because a father in the same car wasn’t controlling his kids. They were running up and down the aisles, squealing and playing. He figured that this white trash must be a drug addict or some kind of riff raff that had no business raising kids.

    Finally, fed up and blood pressure rising… imagining all sorts of negative things about the kids irresponsible father, he had all he could take and barked at the dad and told him to, “quiet those damn out of control brats”. Then he said, “one of them stepped on my foot”. He added, “why don’t you have respect for the other passengers here and shut them up?

    The father, who had been just staring blankly at the floor the whole time and obviously not watching the kids was startled at the outburst. He looked up at the irate passenger and apologized. He called his kids over by his side and quieted them.

    Then he looked back at the man across from him and softly explained that he was just trying to cope and had forgotten about his children for a few minutes. He apologized again and said, “please forgive me and the kids for disturbing you and stepping on your toes and for being so noisy.

    Then, the dad teared up and said, “We just buried their mom this morning.”

    The angry passenger was floored. He couldn’t speak. He just sat there the rest of the trip and thought about how he had assumed the worst about the father and how he had misinterpreted the whole scene that played out before him.

    So, to be fair… try the video again. Close your eyes if you think the singer isn’t playing the part of your image of a young, wholesome, virile man… and just listen again if you’re open to it. It’s a great song and has lot’s of special meaning… to me anyway. It’s one of my favorites, in a spiritual way.

    We can’t always trust first impressions or the obvious.

    Like

  179. 182 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    oh, the humanity!

    Like

  180. 183 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out Jimmy. A little “t” here, an “e” there… changes everything doesn’t it? Let me try again: dissension. Dissection. Reflection. Inspection.

    Suppose I should scatter purposefully misspelled words throughout my posts so that an unintentional misspelling here or there won’t stick out like a sore thumb or a stubbed toe. Nah… I’ll just try to remember to spell check. And smell check.

    Like

  181. 184 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Oh, the Savannity!

    Like

  182. 185 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 17, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    very well put SG!!!!

    Like

  183. 186 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    It can at times be a bittersweet symphony… this life.

    Paladin… I hope I brought a little tear to your eye, my Lawrence Welk loving friend.

    Like

  184. 187 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I got to see Stevie Ray Vaughan AND Jeff Beck n the same bill. Beck opened up that night.

    Without a doubt, Beck was the best guitarist I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen most of the really good ones. Vaughan was good, but died about two or three weeks after the tour.

    Like

  185. 188 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Talk about not knowin’ when to give it up!

    http://projects.accessatlanta.com/gallery/view/music/kiss0317/

    Pic 6 of 9 says it all… 😀

    Oh, the Old-band-ity!

    Like

  186. 189 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 17, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Now now, VOR….at least they have their hair…we think!

    Like

  187. 190 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    BASteve-You should be able to get almost all of the Braves’ games with the package, but I have no idea how many were on TBS and NOT on Extra Innings, as I usually watched the TBS feed when possible. I know there was overlap, but not sure how much. I would imagine you would get at least 90% of the Braves games, though some would be the other team’s feed. I usually miss one or two games a year, but I have XM radio, too, so several were on there, because you will NOT get any Saturday game that is on FOX. No Saturday games before 7 o’clock are on Extra Innings.

    Like

  188. 191 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Raisins… how could you? Now I’ll have nightmares.

    OK, I’m off to the gym after seeing that.

    Like

  189. 192 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    B3: … which is more than I can say. The real question, as you alluded to, is how much is real and how much is not. They covered the wrinkles with makeup, and covered the guts with 8″ wide belts. (Why did Paul go shirtless? Eeewww! 😯 ) My question is WHY? Surely they don’t need the $$$.

    Like

  190. 193 BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR rOcK March 17, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    VOO’R…..Have you seen the Gene Simmons “reality” show on VH1??? I have seen parts of it while working out at the gym….one show He and Shannon Tweed had his and hers facelifts…I think. No sound or CC. I guess he was getting ready for the next last ever tour….

    Like

  191. 194 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I’m sorry… But “Gene Simmons” and “reality” in the same sentence made me blow milk out of my nose.

    Like

  192. 195 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    … perhaps I should point out that I was drinking a glass of milk at the time. 😀

    Like

  193. 196 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Lew is right about Jeff Beck. Jimmy Page ain’t no slacker on the strings either. One white summer day.

    Alrightythen, Mr. Raisins, you got me back good with that big Kiss belly. Now, it’s war. Let’s just see if you’re man enough to Take this sitting down!!! See? It hurts doesn’t it? Have you seen his version of “Under My Thumb”? It’s hilarious.

    Now….I….am….really…out….of….here.

    Like

  194. 197 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    You ain’t seen nuthin’ ’til you’ve seen a Japanese Ted Nugent tribute band.

    😆

    Like

  195. 198 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    SG: 😆 😆 😆

    (The Holy Grail and wikipedia parts kinda hurt, though…)

    Like

  196. 199 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Hey! I got robbed of a laughing dude!

    Like

  197. 200 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 17, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    You guys sure are getting a lot of work done, ain’t ya??? 😆
    VOO’R, did you just hand the keys to the dog and say, hear , you pick up the rugrats?

    Like

  198. 201 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Nah, I got ’em. You think I’d trust that crazy dog with my car?!? I will, however, be working into the evening hours… if you can call it working. I gotta get something done! 😯

    Like

  199. 202 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I just returned, briefly, and have several things to catch up on.

    SG; I’m sorry I don’t like something that is special to you, but I don’t. It can still be special to you, can’t it?

    I brought the Lawrence Welk thing on myself, but I was never a fan of his. My Mother loved him and that makes it/him special to me. What ever brought her pleasure was a good thing. Actually, I was–and am–a Stevie Ray Vaughn fan. He had several kick a$$ cuts that when I was still riding bikes(MCs)we played all the time. The melody to one is in my mind now but I can’t think of the title. I will.

    Hair: I still have all of mine. Maybe it was all those years when I wore it so short. Anyway, it’s like anything else: Use it or lose it.

    There may be more. I’ll see when I come back.

    Like

  200. 203 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    VOO’R, hard to put 3 lol’s in a row…gotta put twice the spaces in for some reason….

    SG, Weird Al is one of my heros!! He can do no wrong!!!! 🙂 Ever see his fake interviews with Emiem, and others??? Well….I am trying to get a to a few, but youtube is slowtube today….anyone else having a problem????

    Like

  201. 204 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Mrs. Raisins wants to go out for dinner. I suggested Beef O’Brady’s – a natural for St. Paddy’s, right? It was vetoed… 😦

    Like

  202. 205 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Raisins; How about Ming O’Chow’s? Just a thought. And they have green mujstard and noodles, among…other things.

    Like

  203. 206 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    You can get it with, or without, the “j”.

    Like

  204. 207 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Hopefully not “Mc”Donald’s… 😀

    Gotta run. C-y’all later.

    Like

  205. 208 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 17, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Weird Al interviews Keith Richards…

    Ozzy

    Eminem…

    Like

  206. 209 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    if savannah sees something in a jimmy smith post savannah likes, savannah should feel free to adopt that for savannah’s own. why stop now? 😆 hope that will not create dissention hear. 😆

    and, lew, don’t you just hate it when a guitarist dies a couple weeks after the tour? and deaths in baseball . . . pie traynor, march 16, 1972.

    Like

  207. 210 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    In scrolling back through the posts(Yes, I do it)I see from Lew’s that I misspelled Stevie Ray’s surname. I had never noticed that it is spelled(correct me if I’m wrong, Lew) V-A-U-G-H-A-N. Since, he is known universally as “Stevie Ray”, I guess is the reason. So solly.

    Like

  208. 211 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I miss Stevie Ray as much as I do Buddy and the Big Bopper. 😥

    Like

  209. 212 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Esteemed Journalist-Actually he didn’t make it through the tour, which was a comeback tour for him after defeating alcohol and substance abuse (or at least getting a handle on it). Later in the tour, he was opening for Eric Clapton and took a helicopter to the next venue. The copter crashed somewhere in Michigan, killing all aboard.

    I was so floored with Jeff Beck’s performance (like I said, he was the best guitarist I ever saw), that I was ready to leave after his set. A friend of mine insisted we stay for the Vaughan set. I’m really glad I did. Not only did I see one of his final performances, but saw a great show. The man could definitely play the blues in all it’s incarnations.

    Saw his brother Jimmy play late last year. The Grinch told me not to expect a show nearly as good as Stevie Ray’s. The Grinch was right. Jimmy Vaughan was nowhere near as good as his brother. Not even close.

    Like

  210. 213 lew614 March 17, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Raisins-Japanese Ted Nugent tribute band? The Japanese band Loudness, perhaps? I always likened them to a Japanese Kiss (speaking of Gene Simmons), but Nugent works.

    I’ve seen the Gene Simmons show and all I can say is this-Shannon Tweed is a bona fide Babe and those kids of theirs are great. I’ll adopt them anytime they need adopting. They do NOT take their father overly seriously-nor should they.

    Like

  211. 214 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Well, we have just returned from O’Zaxby’s. They don’t call it Kickin’ Chicken for nothin’. It still is. 😯

    As I return to work, yes still working thanks to the B&S colossus distracting me ALL day 😐 , I am listening to a cover version of Ain’t No Sunshine done by Jeff Beck and Robin Trower. Mmmmm… And now that transitions nicely into Trower’s Bridge Of Sighs. Who can be expected to work under these conditions?!?

    Like

  212. 215 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Why Jimmy Smith, I do declare… thank you for your generous offer, allowing me to adopt something from your posts – as you say I usually do. Not sure what I’ve “adopted”, but as you know, I could take your comment several different ways. Then again, since you used two cute little smiley faces I suppose you were just being playful.

    By the way, little green faces would have been more appropriate for your post, methinks. (Is that word protected?). St. Patty would like that… green and all.

    Anyway, thanks but no thanks for your kind offer. As you’ve noticed, I don’t have a shortage of my own subjects and (misspelled) words. They may not be witty or that interesting to anyone but myself, but they work for me.

    No dissention nor diss n’ shun. Bob Dylan.

    Like

  213. 216 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Lots of stuff today… I share much blame.

    Now, baseball. Hamp goes 4 1/3, gives up 2 hits, 1 run w/ 3 BB’s, 3 K’s. He threw, (are you ready?), 75 pitches. He also bunted twice and ran the bases with no tweaks or twists. Promising, even if cautiously, to say the least.

    ESPN headline – Colon rocked Colons are not to be trifled with. Could lead to distension. Very uncomfortable. jjs would be queasy.

    Like

  214. 217 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    savannah, not going to get on this journalist like sja, right? right the wrongs of the blog in one powerful post? be sure and let jimmy smith have fair warning. journalist must study hard to be ready for such a contest.

    Like

  215. 218 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Too much testosterone at Bravesandstuff today. Think I might check back in later as I don’t want to catch anything.

    And whither Bob, J?

    Like

  216. 219 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    jjs and SGA, please desist. You are two of my favorite people and at my age I don’t have that many left. Please?

    Like

  217. 220 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    If y’all can’t go two days without arguing with each other, I’m just going to pull the plug on the whole thing! What grade is this, anyway?? 😡

    Doghouse – – ->

    Like

  218. 221 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Ma’am, we can take care of it. SG and jimmy, could you come in the restroom for a minute? If we got to duke it out, it’s going to be on slippery floors.

    Like

  219. 222 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Let’s watch a classic fight:

    Like

  220. 223 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    CL: Just a little friendly pee-pee contest (can say?) between buds. It’s all good. No dissension, distension, contention or torsion. No tweaks, twists, pokes or bonks on the head. Just one big happy… 😀

    Kumbaya, my Lord… Kumbaya

    Like

  221. 224 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    ww; You are becoming the “classic” lurker.

    Like

  222. 225 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    WilWal: I like the one between the Duke and Maureen O’Hara better…

    Like

  223. 226 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Shut up, Raisins. Who asked you? 😆

    Like

  224. 227 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Would anyone like to talk music? Hell, you talked it all day! The SRV song I can’t remember was written by someone who played backup for him who now lives in McVinville, Tn. I got a call into him. He introduced me to it. It rocks!

    Like

  225. 228 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Raisins, I can see your Schwartz is bigger than mine

    Like

  226. 229 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Like my Andruw avatar?

    Like

  227. 230 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    “McMinnville”. Hell, that’s not bad for a drunk.

    Like

  228. 231 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    SRV’s band, Double Trouble, was Tommy Shannon (bass) and Chris Layton (drums). Reese Wynans often added keys and was later a permanent fixture in the band.

    Are you thinking of Crossfire? The song was written in 1989 by Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Reese Wynans, Bill Carter, and Ruth Ellsworth Carter.

    Like

  229. 232 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Not being able to see the avatar with clarity, I’m thinking that anyone with boobs like that need a reductiion.

    Like

  230. 233 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Paladin, unfortunately, that’s what Joe Torre told Andruw as well

    Like

  231. 234 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Paladin, unfortunately, that’s what Joe Torre told Andruw as well

    Like

  232. 235 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    No, vor, it was a get down and dirty blues-rock song. And I don’t think the guy I know is in that group. I’m imagining that SR had a lot of “back ups”.

    Like

  233. 236 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I can see your Schwartz is bigger than mine.

    And now you will see that good will triumph because good is dumb. 😆

    Like

  234. 237 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Actually, paladin, he did not have alot of backups. He turned down many lucrative offers early in his career, including from David Bowie, because he wouldn’t play with anyone but Double Trouble.

    Like

  235. 238 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    VOR; Schwartz comparisons are not allowed on here. Neither are whiz over the fence competitions. “This a “G” rated blog.

    g

    Like

  236. 239 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    I’m talking about backing up him, VOR. Hello!

    Like

  237. 240 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    We’re gonna have go right to… ludicrous speed.

    Like

  238. 241 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Needed to cross the generational gap.

    Like

  239. 242 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    I am, too. My point was, he had offers to do other things for more famous artists, but chose to stay with HIS band. Double Trouble was always his band. He didn’t even consider them backups. Every album is by “Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.”

    Like

  240. 243 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Time to jet… We’ll pick this up later.

    Later –>

    Like

  241. 244 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    He played with other people. Trust me.

    Like

  242. 245 Voice of O'Raisins March 17, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Oh, and remember… Never underestimate the power of the Schwartz! 😀

    Like

  243. 246 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    If you are going to “jet”, you are getting into MY territory. Bang, Bang, you’re dead.

    Like

  244. 247 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Watch Spaceballs Paladin

    Like

  245. 248 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I’ve been packing a Schwartz a lot longer than you. And you are telling ME?

    Like

  246. 249 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    okay, carolina lady, journalist is now contrite. jimmy smith doesn’t want to be responsible for a plug pulling. or a twisting or torsioning. jimmy smith is going to read a book.

    Like

  247. 250 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    ww; I’m going to send you an e-mail on the new Russian fighter jnet. This thing is big-time scary!

    Like

  248. 251 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you, jimmy. And my dog Falla thanks you, too. 😆

    Like

  249. 252 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    felix pie hates it when he gets his schwartz twisted:

    Like

  250. 253 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Alright, I’ll be looking for the email Uncle

    Like

  251. 254 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    ww; Sorry, I just went there and could’nt remember why. I couldn’t find my Easter eggs either. I’ll try again. Promise.

    Like

  252. 255 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I’m going to bed, soon. All you gutless wonders that want to get in your shots have the soft orbital tissue to do so while Ii am here to answer. Of course to the rest of you, I love you deeply and I hope you sleep well.

    Like

  253. 256 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    ‘New Amsterdam’ at 9 for those interested!

    Like

  254. 257 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Where is SG? In absentia, smack smack. And don’t let the bed flies bite.

    Like

  255. 258 Voice of Paladium March 17, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    No takers? Then, goodnight, John Boy. And to the lovely Lady that presides over all this madness, Goodnight CL, and sweet dreams.

    Like

  256. 259 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    I must be getting old. Reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond… love it.

    Now, Jimmy.

    Jimmy Smith, why would I want to get on you? Have you given me a reason? And why on earth would you bring up SJA? Perhaps there’s a private dialog I’m not privy to. Beats me. Anyway, no, I have no reason to “get on” you. You’ve never physically threatened anyone or resorted to vulgar or distasteful behavior like some that have raised my ire in the past. So that you know, I regret that I had differences with the jackass… or anyone else for that matter. That’s not why I blog and it’s not how I live.

    Nor do I blog to sit back and snipe at folks or start trouble. Enough of that in the world. Like you, I enjoy the fellowship of denizens, I enjoy being entertained and I enjoy trying to entertain others as well.

    There are plenty of snippy twits on blogs around the world but they are not my concern either. If someone doesn’t like what I bring to the forum, it’s not a big deal. It’s disappointing, but fundamentally… no problem whatsoever. I don’t keep score cards or hold grudges, nor do I expect everyone to like what I say or believe what I believe.

    That being said, if spit balling becomes a noticeable and persistent habit, then the purpose and enjoyment of the blog is lost for me. That’s it. No long “powerful post to right the wrongs of the blog” is necessary, yet it seems my sincerity and passion in those efforts you referred to escaped you anyway. I think I can actually live with that as well.

    If I had the ability to write what I just wrote in a few short lines I would have. Well, maybe not. Brevity is not a strong suit here. Then again, it’s quick to toss an accusation… takes longer to defend or clarify.

    Bottom line, I don’t have any problems that are caused by any blog, nor do I have anyone to scold, attack or get onto. Not you Jimmy. Not even any windmills to attack. I had a great day and haven’t enjoyed blogging as much as I have today.

    Please, carry on with your witty self. I’ve no reason to be confrontational.

    Like

  257. 260 Savannah Guy March 17, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Boy… the silence is deafening.

    G’nite.

    Like

  258. 261 journalist jimmy smith March 17, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    savannah is permitted to have last tag. jimmy smith is going to bed.

    Like

  259. 262 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Wow, I get back from school and this is what I come home to? Is everyone just drunk and being contentious the good old-fashioned Holiday way, or are we slowly becoming a dysfunctional family? This is my first sober St. Patty’s Day since 1986 and I’m in no mood…well, actually, it’s kind of fun to watch y’all argue. Carry on. 🙂

    Like

  260. 263 Salty March 17, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Gosh…never realized…is Ian Anderson the older brother of Michael Stipe? Lots of similar mannerisms…without the hair! 🙂

    Like

  261. 264 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Grinch, it was starting to remind me of that other place. Do we really want to be like that?

    Like

  262. 265 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    I hope not; I’d hate to see CL smoking cigars and telling all of us why our musical taste stinks because it isn’t hers. I wouldn’t mind seeing her on a Harley in a vest and chaps, though. 🙂

    Like

  263. 266 morpheus45 March 17, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Salty, don’t EVER, EVER compare Ian Anderson to Stippie again, please. Anderson’s got more talent in his bellybutton lint than Stippie’s ever thought of having.

    Like

  264. 267 flbravesgirl March 17, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    A little cranky today, boys? Was it the green beer?

    Like

  265. 268 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Hi fbg. I’ve been meaning to ask about your cousin? Doing better?

    Like

  266. 269 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Paladin, you need to share that Russian jet link with everyone else. That jet is freaking insane. Also wanted to tell ya good choice with your blog lead. In college, my hitting coach had a homemade mix tape with the Willie, Mickey, and the Duke song, Fogerty’s Centerfield, Springsteen’s Glory Days, Sinatra’s New York, New York, the Joltin’ Joe Dimaggio song, the Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball song, the Say Hey Willie Mays song, the Yankees theme song, the Let’s Go Mets song and a few other classics that are slipping my mind. He used to drive us crazy with it because he would not let us play any rap or rock during long bus rides. We had to listen to his tape the whole way. He would play that darn tape during every bus ride and during every batting practice. The worst part of it was that for no reason at all, the tape always ended with Sinatra’s My Way. But after my last college game in my senior year, I made sure I got into his van on the 3 hour bus ride home so that I could listen to that tape one last time all the way home. So, thanks. I love that song because it brings back so many good memories.

    Like

  267. 270 flbravesgirl March 17, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    She’s pretty much sedated with all the pain meds right now. The orthopedic surgeon said her leg was the worst break he’d ever seen so obviously we’re worried about that. At this point we just have to wait for the worst of the pain to subside & see what’s next.

    Like

  268. 271 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Willywally, where did you play your college ball?

    Like

  269. 272 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that. If memory serves me right, she had a concussion too. How is that progressing? Can you tell with all the meds?

    Like

  270. 273 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Klobber, I played at Iona College up in New Rochelle, New York. It’s a small Catholic school. But it was NCAA Division I baseball. About 8 kids have been drafted out of Iona this decade. Dennis Leonard, the old Royal, was the best player to come out of there. Jason Motte is about the most prominent player from the school right now. He’s a minor leaguer with the Cardinals. It was pretty cool watching him pitch against the Braves last week in spring training. It’s also the school that launched Jim Valvano before he left us for N.C. State fame

    Like

  271. 274 Carolina Lady March 17, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    ww, nice story! Enjoy reading stuff like that!

    Hi, FBG! Your cousin has been much on my mind; I truly hope she comes out of this well. Know that you’re all being thought of! Please keep us updated!

    Lew has a new photo up:
    https://bravesandstuff.wordpress.com/our-own-candid-cameras/lews-photos/

    ‘Night, everyone! Sleep well!

    Like

  272. 275 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Sorry to hear about that FBG.

    Like

  273. 276 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Willy, it’s funny you should mention Motte’s name. Not three minutes before I read your post, I was looking at usatoday.com’s transactions page. He was optioned to Memphis today.

    You are very lucky (and probably pretty good too!) to have played college ball. I never even had the chance to play little league. What position?

    Like

  274. 277 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Pitcher.

    Like

  275. 278 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    I think Motte just might make it eventually. He’s probably an injury waiting to happen though. He short arms the ball. He throws gas though. He was drafted as a catcher but was converted to pitcher by the Cards when he couldn’t hit. All that catching I think causes him to shortarm it a bit

    Like

  276. 279 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Were you any good? And be honest when you answer that. I don’t expect that you’ll say that you should be in the bigs right now, but I’d like an honest assessment.

    Have you left your job yet?

    Like

  277. 280 flbravesgirl March 17, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks, y’all. Chris, it’s hard to say right now. She lives out of town so I haven’t gotten to see her yet (& she needs rest, not people bugging her). All my info is via phone & text. Once she is able to go home (which may be quite some time) is when we’ll really need to pitch in.

    Like

  278. 281 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Klobber, I was just okay. I threw pretty hard (85-88 mph) and had alot of wiggle on the ball – almost too much. Throwing strikes could be a bit of a problem. I never really developed another pitch either. Being 6’6″ and not yet fully matured, it was hard at times to coordinate the body right. I wasn’t good enough to be drafted or anything but it was alot of fun.

    Like

  279. 282 Gil in Mechanicsville March 17, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Sigh….

    Like

  280. 283 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Oh, as to the job, yeah, Friday was my last day. I’ve decided to just take the next two weeks off and relax before I throw myself back into the ring.

    Like

  281. 284 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    WW, I’m a fan of minor league ball, so I see a lot of young men that are in the process of becoming comfortable in their bodies. The tall kids, like you, are almost always gawky when they come through A ball. In fact, at that age, it’s unusual to see many guys that are “filled out”. Frenchy was just a skinny kid when I first saw him. I remember seeing Adam Wainwright when he played for Rome and you could just tell that he wasn’t yet used to being so tall.

    Anyway, you must have some great memories from your college baseball days.

    Like

  282. 285 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    WW, good for you on taking time off.

    Gil, what’s wrong?

    Like

  283. 286 Gil in Mechanicsville March 17, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Just getting caught up on the blog from today… Hate it when family fights….

    Like

  284. 287 flbravesgirl March 17, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Me too, Gil. Especially when it’s over nothing of importance. (I can’t even figure out what the disagreement is over.)

    Like

  285. 288 Gil in Mechanicsville March 17, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Okay… catch ya’ll in the morning…

    Like

  286. 289 flbravesgirl March 17, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    6’6″, WW? Did they try to nudge you towards basketball?

    Like

  287. 290 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Just getting caught up on the blog from today… Hate it when family fights….

    Thank you Gil. That is an EXCELLENT way of stating it.

    Like

  288. 291 williamwallace March 17, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Klobber, the best memory I have is that I never once gave up a homer on a fastball during my entire time in high school and college.

    With the curveball, on the other hand, I was quite Chuck James like with the homers that would fly out.

    Like

  289. 292 chrisklob March 17, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Not really sure why my last post is all in bold. Didn’t mean for it to be so, just the first sentence.

    Anyway, point made. I hope we can all move forward.

    Like

  290. 293 chrisklob March 18, 2008 at 12:01 am

    WW, regarding your last post…

    First paragraph: That’s awesome, something to hang your hat on.

    Second: That’s just flat out funny!

    Like I said, you are very fortunate to have been good enough to play at that high level. I hope you cherish those memories and share them with your children and grandchildren. They’ll love it.

    Like

  291. 294 williamwallace March 18, 2008 at 12:05 am

    FBG, I played high school basketball. We were quite good. Ranked #1 in the state for the Division II level in New York our entire senior year. We won a few New York City championships but always choked in the semifinals in the state championships. All 15 players on the team played college football, basketball, baseball, golf, or lacrosse. We even cut Verron Haynes from the team. He was just a freshman back then but he probably should have been starting on the varsity. I know ya’ll have seen the Under Armour We Must Protect This House commercials. The big fella who screams that in the commercial was on that team. He played in the NFL for ten seasons. he mostly followed Bill Parcells around wherever he went to coach. But baseball was my love and my focus. In fact, when we lost in the semis my senior year, I was the only one in the room not crying because I could finally go play baseball.

    Like

  292. 295 williamwallace March 18, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Alright, I’ll shut up now and stop boring you. I sound like a loser traveling down memory lane. Reminds me of Al Bundy on Married With Children telling old high school football stories.

    Like

  293. 296 chrisklob March 18, 2008 at 12:13 am

    WW, you’re not boring anyone. You should be proud of your accomplishments.

    Like

  294. 297 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Nah, it’s cool, WW. I don’t have any stories like that because I’m very unathletic & uncoordinated & well, a girl.

    Like

  295. 298 williamwallace March 18, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Thanks guys. I hate telling those stories though because I usually hate listening to other people tell them.

    Like

  296. 299 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 12:52 am

    …and suddenly WW becomes Cookie Monster.

    Like

  297. 300 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Time for bed. Much baking to be done tomorrow. ‘Night, y’all!

    Like

  298. 301 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 18, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Oh sure, FLB, leave before I get a chance to say goodnight! 😡

    Like

  299. 302 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 18, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Reading from bottom to top, because I can!!!! 😆 WW, great stories!!!
    FLB, That’s bad when the doctor talks about how bad the break is! 😦 Hopefully, she will still make a full recovery. You hear about people all the time that have the kind of accidents that seem like there would be no way to fully recover from, yet they do!!!

    Like

  300. 303 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 18, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Dom

    Like

  301. 304 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 18, 2008 at 3:42 am

    in

    Like

  302. 305 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 18, 2008 at 3:42 am

    ation!!!

    Like

  303. 306 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:34 am

    We’re talkin’ baseball!
    Kluszewski, Campanella.

    Like

  304. 307 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:34 am

    Talkin’ baseball!
    The Man and Bobby Feller.

    Like

  305. 308 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:35 am

    The Scooter, the Barber, and the Newc,

    Like

  306. 309 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:36 am

    They knew ‘em all from Boston to Dubuque.

    Like

  307. 310 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Especially Willie, Mickey, and the Duke.

    Like

  308. 311 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Kinda sticks with ya, doesn’t it? 😀

    Like

  309. 312 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:41 am

    G’morning all! I hope nobody is suffering any ill effects from yesterday’s St. Paddy’s day revelrie. (Revelrie? Right word? Right spelling? Too tired to figure it out this morning…)

    😆 If y’all could only see the funny words I put up before I go back and correct my p-poor keyboarding skills. This one said “I hope nobofy id suufering…” I make myself laugh…) 😆

    Like

  310. 313 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Say Willie, Mickey, and the Duke. (Say hey, say hey, say hey)

    Can’t get it out of my sepia stained mind. Good ‘un, Pal o’mine. It reminds me that there is still some purity left after the Barry Bondses, Mark McGuires and Scott Borases have had their way…

    Like

  311. 314 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Did I say Good Morning!

    Like

  312. 315 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Good morning Raisins. I hope you drank no green beer and then went through that moment of terror when standing at the “station” in the bathroom this morning. Thank goodness I gave that up for “lint” back in the previous millenium.

    Like

  313. 316 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Howdy, paladin. No sir, I gave up the green beer a while back. The other colors, too. I figure I had enough over my earlier years to cover me for a while. Call it my “retirement plan”…

    Like

  314. 317 journalist jimmy smith March 18, 2008 at 8:55 am

    a battered and bruised jimmy smith has returned to the blog to make only nice posts today. the trees are in bud and jimmy smith sees some azaleas in the yard that are ready to open. the bradford pear trees have bloomed and . . . aachoo, aachoo, aachoo – jimmy smith’s sensitive nose is reacting badly. can say sensitive nose? and journalist was too distraught to work on a lead for carolina lady so jimmy smith asked a friend to do the lead. hope carolina lady and the bloggers won’t mind. spells better than jimmy smith, controversial speller. and now in baseball . . . tom glavine is doing commercials! yes, tom glavine is doing commercials. more on this later. have a nice day!

    Like

  315. 318 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I’m going to take a little while off to do what I don’t usually do. I’m going to compose something before I post it. Hopefully, what I write will be read in the same spirit, and that I will say exactly what I mean. But, it will be up to each of you to read what i writ. In a while.

    Like

  316. 319 Salty March 18, 2008 at 8:57 am

    “Voices” dominating the blog this morning! Yikes! Better than in my head, though! 😆

    Like

  317. 320 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Hmmm… much seriousness on the colossus this morning. I, however, refuse to be serious about anything. 😀

    So, once again I say Good Morning! 😉

    Like

  318. 321 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Raisins; I had my cerialness earlier. Got to have that fiber. Crunch crunch. 😀

    Like

  319. 322 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:09 am

    And especially… Good Morning! 😀

    Like

  320. 323 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Oh, to heck with it. I don’t feel like preaching this morning. And I would feel like the guy who came to the party and started giving away drinks. This is CL’s blog and she does a great job of running it without my help. All I will say is this: My Daddy taught me that if you are going to dish it out, measure what you are “sending”, add 10%, and be prepared to get that “returned”. If you can’t handle that, keep it in your pile. Selah, or say hey!

    Like

  321. 324 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Did I mention, Good Morning?

    Like

  322. 325 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:12 am

    … or Good Morning!

    Like

  323. 326 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 9:15 am

    Raisins; If you still had a 45/78 machine, I’d say your record is stuck. 😀

    Like

  324. 327 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Good morning all, looks to be a nice day today in Mechanicsville. I an afraid I have work to do as my oldest daughter called last night crying saying her car was stolen. So, looks like I will be car shopping today. Hold the fort down guys while I do what I do best, bargain…. 🙂

    Something my dad taught me many years ago. He said that buying is easy, it’s selling that is hard.

    Later all….

    Like

  325. 328 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:30 am

    And to make sure everyone is covered… Good Morning!

    Like

  326. 329 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:31 am

    Good luck, Gil!

    Like

  327. 330 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:32 am

    😀 The sun is always shining in B&Sville!

    Like

  328. 331 Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Man, all this smiling is making my cheeks hurt! 😐

    Like

  329. 332 chrisklob March 18, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Looks like someone had too many happy pills this morning. 🙂

    Like

  330. 333 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Nope, no happy pills. Just another wonderful positive day in the B&S’hood. 😀

    Like

  331. 334 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Now, make sure you click on all of my good morning links, they’re all from the heart. 😀

    Like

  332. 335 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:51 am

    OK, so I was looking for a good “Happy Song” and I found this. It’s really not all that happy, but it’s funny as !@#$%. 😆

    Like

  333. 336 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Does 21 out of the last 30 posts merit domination status? I mean, I had like 9 in a row at one point… That’s dominatin’, ain’t it? :mrgreen:

    Like

  334. 337 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Wait! Now its 22 out of the last 31!

    Like

  335. 338 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Now it’s… oh, nevermind…

    Like

  336. 339 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Raisins makes Pollyanna sound like Polly wants a cracker. 🙄

    Like

  337. 340 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Gil; Daddy also said, “Never buy a used car from someone who slicks his hair back, and wears chains. Particularly if one of the chains is attached to a ball”. Good morning, and good hunting.

    Like

  338. 341 lew614 March 18, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Paladin-Though I live close to that Bastian of Green beer, Bahstahn, I don’t partake either.

    Interesting about the first line of your blog-Having been born in Philadelphia the year AFTER the Whiz Kids, growing up was similar to what Cubs’ fans go through. It was not until I was 29 that the Phillies made it back to the Series. They won it that time. I think I saw almost everyone player that your lead mentions-or at least knew who every one of them was. Things sure have changed. It’s like those commercials-Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, Chevrolet and Rally Monkeys. At least Pete and Skip’s BBQ was a worthy addition.

    Like

  339. 342 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Well, now it is ’08,
    The Braves, they should be great,
    And Bobby Cox can manage anyone.
    We don’t like the Mets,
    The Phillies are all speds,
    And they don’t have any pitchin’ again in Washington.

    Like

  340. 343 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Lew; I’m just glad I awoke some memories in the “old timers” and a “Gosh Daddy, was it really like that?” in others. On the other subject: I think throwing food coloring into the river, like they do in Chicago, and maybe other places, makes better sense than messing up good beer and whiskey with it. And, I’m going to quit, too. When I grow up.

    Like

  341. 344 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 10:39 am

    To all: In the “stills” that go with the lead(Thanks to CL)there is that shot of Willie going away in CF making that over-the-head basket catch of Vic Wertz’s drive. You can see it in action on youtube. I just remember that I was crushed by it, because I was rooting for the Indians. Don’t remember why? But, I was.

    Like

  342. 345 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 10:44 am

    The beauty of baseball is that you don’t need a reason to root for anyone. You just root… 🙂

    Like

  343. 346 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Oh, I do remember why. I was a Dodger fan and it is just like if Tech was playing Iran. I would have a towel wrapped around my head rootin’ for the camel drivers.

    Like

  344. 347 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Waddaya think, palomino, everyone else working today?

    Like

  345. 348 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:01 am

    … perhaps I should clarify. I, too, am working. I’m just multi-tasking. 😀

    Like

  346. 349 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Morning, all. Raisins is apparently still drunk. Rock on, brother.

    Paladin, agreed. It’s going to be hard to hate Paul Johnson (We won a national championship at Ga. Southern the first year I was there), but I’ll have to find a way now.

    Like

  347. 350 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Grinch, my green friend… not drunk, just Mr. Positivity. Did you catch Debbie Reynolds? She was kinda hot back then…

    I bleed red & black just as deeply as anyone, but I gotta admit – I only “hate” on Tech one week out of the year… Otherwise, eh, I’m a pretty tolerant guy. But then again, I am Mr. Positivity! 😀

    Like

  348. 351 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:09 am

    For anyone interested, this mornings tunes du jour: Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here.

    Like

  349. 352 Salty March 18, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Grinch:
    I compared mannerisms of Anderson and Stipe…you’re right, the talent is a one horse race! 🙂

    Like

  350. 353 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:12 am

    In fact, some this morning might say that the current song, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, is quite appropriate today.

    Like

  351. 354 Salty March 18, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Paladin:
    Remiss in not commenting. Very nice, creative lead. You let music and baseball’s history do the talking…and took (many of) us for a nice stroll down memory lane! Kudos…and here’s to making more tomorrows like yesterday!!!

    Like

  352. 355 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:15 am

    It was Willie, Mickey and the Duke (Say hey, say hey, say hey)

    Like

  353. 356 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Thanks Salty. I am particularly glad YOU liked it.

    Like

  354. 357 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:16 am

    It was Willie, Mickey and the Duke (Say hey, say hey, say hey)

    Willie Nelson, Mickey Mouse and John Wayne? Now there’s a trifecta! 😀

    Like

  355. 358 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:20 am

    You know, you misplace one little HTML command and everything goes slanty… 😐

    Like

  356. 359 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 11:20 am

    New study says HGH does nada for strength and stamina. Just makes pretty muscles. Great for body builders, but so what for athletes. But, that begs the question: What made Barry Bonaroo go from a run-of-the-miller to King of the Hill? Comments? Ideas?

    Like

  357. 360 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Willie Wonka, Mickey Rourke and Duke Ellington.

    Willie Beaman, Mickey Rooney and Marmaduke.

    You cannot bleed red and black and “only hate Tech when they play Georgia.” That’s something only casual fans say. Bad Raisins.

    Salty, even with the mannerisms…Anderson is quirky, sure, but he’s also original, highly intelligent, and extremely physically animated on stage. Stippy is a pseudo-intellectual, unoriginal (wannabe beatnick), trite, boring, unapproachable poseur who’s as exciting to watch on stage as a bowl of cold oatmeal.

    Like

  358. 361 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Yes, Paladin; it was the 75 OTHER steroids in his system besides HGH that have been proven for decades to make you grotesquely large and powerful. Bonds’ muscles weren’t pretty; I doubt he even bothered with HGH. The truth will come out before long.

    Yes, Raisins, Debbie was pretty hot. Too bad she never did Dallas.

    Blind Willie, Mickey Finn and Patty Duke. She was kinda hot in her day, too. Though Jeannie and Mrs. Cleaver were my favorites.

    Like

  359. 362 Salty March 18, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Grinch…come again? Not sure I grasp how you feel about Stippy! :mrgreen:
    We agree on Anderson. In fact, SG, thanks for the links last night. I’ll be playing JT pretty much all day.

    Like

  360. 363 Salty March 18, 2008 at 11:34 am

    The truth will come out before long.
    Not to be macabre, and who knows the length of ‘before long’, but the autopsy will not lie. Lyle Alzado, anyone?

    Like

  361. 364 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Fermented Raisins?

    Like

  362. 365 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Man, the last two parts of my last post sounded like Bob. Where is Bob, anyhow?

    Like

  363. 366 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I should have said the form sounded like Bob, not the content. Morning, FBG.

    Like

  364. 367 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 11:37 am

    I remember when a real beat writer referred to Snider as the Duke of Whales(as in, knocks the crap out of). Cute, huh?

    Like

  365. 368 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Snider beat the crap out of Whales? Oh, the humanity! Where’s PETA when you need them? Or in this case, Greenpeace?

    Like

  366. 369 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Morning, Grinchy. Glad you could climb out from under the pile of schoolbooks to join us for a bit.

    Haven’t seen Sir Bob. Did he relapse? ( I’m still coughing here so it takes a while.)

    Like

  367. 370 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Ok; gotta run. Y’all behave while I’m gone today. I don’t want to come home tonight and find poo on the blog floor like I did last night.

    Like

  368. 371 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Sorry FBG; caught me on the way out. Seems to be your M.O. 🙂

    Like

  369. 372 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 11:41 am

    If Grinch and Salty continue this private conversation about Stippy and Andy I’m going to have to google. Please don’t make me do that. I have so much trouble finding my way back.

    Like

  370. 373 Hillbilly March 18, 2008 at 11:42 am

    VOR must have had a GOOOOD St. Patrick’s Day/Night. I won’t go any further than that.

    At least you’re listening to goo music, though, VOR.

    [i] “And we’ll bask in the shadow Of yesterday’s triumph…Sail on the steel breeze. Come on you boy child, you winner and loser Come on you miner for truth and illusion and SHINE!!!” [/i]

    Like

  371. 374 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Ian Anderson, lead singer/floutist extrodinaire of the band Jethro Tull. Micheal Stipe, lead singer/d-bag for the pretentious Athens “band” R.E.M.

    Later, all.

    Like

  372. 375 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 11:44 am

    If grinch leaves we may have some greenpeace. :mrgreen:

    Like

  373. 376 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Goo music? I won’t even go there out of respect for CL. Morning, Hillbilly. I’m really leaving now.

    Like

  374. 377 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:45 am

    PPPPTTTHHHHH!!!! My exit raspberry.

    Like

  375. 378 Hillbilly March 18, 2008 at 11:46 am

    And once again I barely miss that damnable Dawg fan, Grinch.

    Like

  376. 379 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 11:47 am

    5 posts to say “bye”, Grinch?

    Like

  377. 380 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Speaking of CL. Where is our Dahlai Mama? 😀

    Like

  378. 381 Hillbilly March 18, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Grinch, you don’t like Pink Floyd? Well I just don’t know what to tell you other than your opinion is just dead wrong and simple-minded. Where’s my cigar?

    Like

  379. 382 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Come on you miner for truth and illusion and SHINE!!!

    That’s me today, R’Back. Did anybody actually go to any of my Good Morning links? How about my Happy Song? Anybody?

    Like

  380. 383 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Dahlai Mama 😆

    Like

  381. 384 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 11:52 am

    “Dalai” But, you knew what I meant and that it was said with great respect.

    Like

  382. 385 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:53 am
  383. 386 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I wasn’t laughing at the spelling. I think the name is awesome. CL is the Dalai Mama of the Colossus!

    Like

  384. 387 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Crap! I lost my coffee again!

    Like

  385. 388 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Make that 6.

    “Goo” music is what you posted Hillbilly; follow my train of thought. Nothing about Floyd.

    Now y’all will have to guess when I’m actually leaving.

    Like

  386. 389 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I didn’t think you were busting on me, Raisins. I was just correcting myself before someone else did. And, I wish you would be a little more positive. 😆

    Like

  387. 390 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I’ll work on it…

    Like

  388. 391 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 11:59 am

    What’s in that coffee this morning, VOR?

    Like

  389. 392 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Grinch is stealing coffee now? ‘Course they’re no xmas gifts around.

    Like

  390. 393 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Almost another morning gone and nothing to show for it but some “fun”. I have a blog addiction. ‘Course there are those that would say I’m a blog affliction. But, who care about them?

    Like

  391. 394 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    What? A guy can’t just be happy, upbeat, obnoxiously care-free and nauseatingly gleeful without some chemical stimulus?

    Like

  392. 395 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    It’s hard to leave once you get started on here, isn’t it?

    Like

  393. 396 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I certainly don’t cares about them.

    Like

  394. 397 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Of course, my avatar does look like he’s on amphetamines…

    Like

  395. 398 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    FBG; It’s like the proverbial “one” potato chip.

    Like

  396. 399 Hillbilly March 18, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    “Goo music” —BAH! Cajun Accent, bruh. Aieeee!

    Like

  397. 400 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    VOR, you have to understand that I am not a morning person. Too much perkiness before noon is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

    Like

  398. 401 lew614 March 18, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    CL just posted a snow photo in my pictures that proves what I’ve been saying about the Vermont snow this year. To give you an idea of scale, I am 5’10” tall.

    Like

  399. 402 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    FBG: I have never, and shall never, be accused of being a morning person. After waking up too stinkin’ early, getting 2 kids ready for school, packing lunches, driving amongst the other crazed parents delivering their own kids and returning home to take the dog out to, well… you know, arriving at my desk and joining my fellow B&Sians is a joyful event. KnowwhatImean?

    Like

  400. 403 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Lew, look at it this way – you didn’t have to rake! 😀

    Like

  401. 404 flbravesgirl March 18, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Are you gonna need an ark for when it thaws, Lew?

    Time to get to work.

    Like

  402. 405 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Waddaya think… Should I take it down a notch? (Am I having too good a time?) 😀

    Like

  403. 406 lew614 March 18, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    No, we’ll be OK, but the people downhill might better look out.

    Johnny Carson once made a comment about there being no seasons in Southern California-claimed they did have seasons, but they were known as Flood, Mud, Fire and Earthquake. Not too much different here, either. They’re just known as Fall Foliage (time of the Leaf Peepers), Snow, Mud and Summer. Mud season is coming soon-it takes the place of spring. I have seen snow in all months up here (though not every year) except July and August. It has snowed as late as June and as early as September.

    April showers may bring May flowers in the mid-Atlantic States, but not up here.

    Like

  404. 407 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    VOR; Come spend a few days with me. Nurse Ratched will calm you down.

    Like

  405. 408 Salty March 18, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I thought you had her sister, Nurse Wretched, Paladin! 😆

    Like

  406. 409 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Lew; Sounds like a lovely place to live. What happened? Did your car break down?

    Like

  407. 410 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    No Salty, but I had a blind-date one time with a Miss Fetch-it.

    Like

  408. 411 chrisklob March 18, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Lew, that picture is amazing. This may be a really stupid question (I’m usually full of them) but do houses have to be built with strong roof support systems to bear the weight of all the snow?

    Like

  409. 412 chrisklob March 18, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I’m trying to figure out if the “Voice” of Paladium is the voice for a statue, a cult figure of the Greek goddess Athena, the musical group by the same name, the chemical element, or a theater. Anyone?

    Like

  410. 413 chrisklob March 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    It figures. I show up and everyone scatters. Okay, I can take a hint. 😦

    Like

  411. 414 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    klobber: I am positively here! 😀

    Like

  412. 415 lew614 March 18, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Paladin-Huh? Why would you think my car was disfunctional? Did I miss something, or has your Geritol kicked in?

    Chris-No, they just have to shovel the roof several times during the winter-this year much more than usual.

    Like

  413. 416 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    There is much shoveling done on this blog, as well.

    Like

  414. 417 Savannah Guy March 18, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Good Morning…late?

    Good music links on the blog yesterday… multi-DJ’s and all. All good stuff. Raisins, sounds like you’ve become a Tull fan. Warning: it’s habit forming. The man is a 5-tool player.

    Raisins, because of you I had to work last night and all morning catching up. Well, no complaints… it was all good and it’s cool to see other music and clips I haven’t seen before or in a long time. Grinch, liked your links too. Ominous videos, but good, solid stuff. I can’t agree with you on Stipe though. Well, at least not Stipe the singer or REM’s music anyway. REM was one of the best bands of the 80’s/90’s,
    Like this.

    All that and good outing by Hampton. A good day all around. Looking forward to actual televised Braves regular season games to begin. The popcorn is ready and the reruns have run their course.

    Big day, see you folks tomorrow. Would love to see some personal favorite music/clips from denizens.

    Like

  415. 418 Savannah Guy March 18, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Meant to say…Good Morning…late?

    Like

  416. 419 Savannah Guy March 18, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Link didn’t work. Hmmm… Oh, well. Maybe tomorrow when it’s still morning. Have a good day and rock on…

    Before I go, for Raisins:

    And a timeless favorite that Paladin will surely hate (sorry Pal… don’t watch):

    Like

  417. 420 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Klobber; I just adopted this to be ostentatious and vapidly vague like some others on here. Like it?

    Like

  418. 421 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Don’t worry, SG. After what you led me into yesterday, I ain’t watchin’ nuttin’. 🙄

    Like

  419. 422 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    SG: I hope I caught you before you left. I was over looking for a couple of good ‘und for ya. Ever heard of Phil Keaggy?

    Here’s one from about 1972:

    … and from 2002:

    Like

  420. 423 Voice of Paladium March 18, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Food. Snooze. Peace and Quiet. I love it here. I can run with the big-city dogs when I want, but when I want, one push of the button and I hear nothing but the peeping of the spring birds and the soft scratching of the branches of the Bradford pear on the windowscreen as the wind says, “Sleep Paladin, sleep my knight”. ZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Like

  421. 424 Uplifting Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    good ‘uns 😳

    Like

  422. 425 Salty March 18, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Raisins…eye/ear of the beholder thing. Gotta love early ’70’s fashion…if that’s what you want to call it! 😆

    Like

  423. 426 Salty March 18, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    SG…Grinch was comparing Anderson vs. Stipe straight up. On that count, no comparison, in my view. And I like REM.

    Like

  424. 427 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 18, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    UVOR, great job! Particularly like the Avatar, NEVER change it!!!! 😆
    A fair bit of talk on the song at the top of the blog….I always loved the memories it evoked, even if I had only seen most of the fellows only in grainly B&W film and stills….

    Too bad Lew didn’t pay more attention to this line…
    Marijuana, we would scorn 😆

    Like

  425. 428 Plain Ol' Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    No more uplifting… my back hurts…

    Like

  426. 429 O'BeRiGaN 3 tHe SeArCh FoR O'rOcK March 18, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    I hear Stipe is pretty good on a flute…..

    Like

  427. 430 Plain Ol' Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    I hear Stipe is pretty good on a flute…

    😆 😆 😆

    Like

  428. 431 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Raisins; You always think I am shooting at you, when that is not the case. Don’t you know by now that I am not a subtle kind of guy?

    Like

  429. 432 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Kokopelli was a good flute player, but his posture was terrible.

    Like

  430. 433 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Personal music favorite….. Well, for all you folks who liked Stevie Ray, try this link to Johnny Lang and Double Trouble…

    Another of his covers I liked is “Lie To Me” … That could be an anthem for some of us.

    Like

  431. 434 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Lie to Me…He was something like 15-16 when he did that song!!!! 😯 1997 that came out….man, everything is old these days. Somehow Jonny Lang is 46 right now! 😆

    Like

  432. 435 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Yeah… He started doing gospel a couple of years ago. Talk about transitions… However, one of his songs actually made me cry… really touches the heart. I was looking for one of the covers he did off his first solo albums and can’t find it. “Back For A Taste Of Your Love” … You just cannot stop moving your feet when you hear that song…

    Like

  433. 436 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    “Even if (the Supreme Court finds) that people have the right to bear arms, governments have a right to reasonable controls on firearms — where and under what circumstances people have a right to have them.”

    That is part of the argument that is being made to the Supreme Court by folks who want gun control. Can you imagine THAT argument being made in 1791?

    Like

  434. 437 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Will we have the same trouble against Lefties that we had last year?? Andruw is rightly….not that he hit much, but Kotsay is a lefty. Blanco and Anderson are lefties…Having Tex from the beginning will help. Was last year just an anomaly?
    Being reminded the Andrew Miller is with the Marlins(ESPN has a story about all their swell young talent again) reminded me how very bad we looked against him when he was with the Tigers….
    Gotta run and do some errands….expect dozens of comments on the subject when I get back! 😛

    Like

  435. 438 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    A recent report says men in college are less stressed than women, in college. Could it be that the women are studying? Just a thought.

    Like

  436. 439 Salty March 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Paladin…more or less. In truth, they’re trying to get the guys to leave ’em alone so they can study! 😯

    Like

  437. 440 Salty March 18, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    That argument shouldn’t be broached today. I don’t own a gun, but don’t deny me the right. Then again, there are other rights I don’t want denied, either.

    Like

  438. 441 lew614 March 18, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    Paladin-Either that or all the beer drinking might just have something to do with it.

    Like

  439. 442 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Salty; I, in a way, want some form of gun control, but when you give the government “the right to impose”(see taxes)where does it stop? I’m afraid it’s like Goober trying to give directions on how to get to that place down in the country. “You can’t get there from here.”

    Like

  440. 443 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Lew; I have a grand-niece who is in her second year at UGA and she has won every award imaginable. On the other hand, her cousin–a male–who entered with a higher GPA at the same time, is hanging on…barely. The difference? She knows what she wants and is going after it with determination. He doesn’t know squat!

    Like

  441. 444 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Except how to pop the top on a longneck with his teeth. And light off his flatulence. I’m just guessing on the second. But, it’s a family tradition.

    Like

  442. 445 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    This is what happens on off days. Other subjects.

    I don’t want to be chicken little but this Bear Stearns thing is just the tip of the iceberg. We are in for a rough ride and there may be some “jumpers” in NY before long. I was born 2 years after the Great Depression but it was still effecting our family when I was old enough to know what was going on. To those that have a way to circle the wagons, I’d say start looking for a site.

    Like

  443. 446 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Yes, it is a very scary thing when the perfect storm of greed, denial and selfishness come together. Perhaps the government is trying to take all the guns away so they know what is coming.

    Another thought I had about the outlawing of guns. A lot of normally law abiding citizens are going to become criminals with the stroke of a pen. I for one will be one of them….

    Like

  444. 447 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    And baseball…. Only two more weeks and the writers can go back on strike…

    What a bunch of drivel we have had thrust upon us in the past few months. I have enough reality at home. I don’t need the contrived garbage they are showing on network TV…. Are these folks actually allowed to vote?

    Like

  445. 448 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    “Delta expects fuel costs will be 900 million above projections…” Just a slight clerical error. This was in an article that said Delta will offer severance packages to 30,000 employees. As I said, I don’t want to be Chicken Little but….

    Like

  446. 449 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Gil; Remember when we had “Quiz Shows” where people actually had to answer a real question about geography, history, science, etc.? I know, some of them cheated, but others amazed. Now, you guess what “money” might be in the case held by a pretty woman and then wait for an “offer” from the “banker”. The dumbing of America is a full-time, and almost complete, job.

    Like

  447. 450 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Did someone leave a window open and let Raisins float out? Should we call the FAA and report a possible UFO?

    Like

  448. 451 Savannah Guy March 18, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Eagle Gil and Knight Paladin, I’m with you on the guns. Also agree on the reality TV slop. Gil, Johnny Lang too… yessir. That white boy can sing and bend the strings good too. Gets better with age. That gives me hope.

    You guys are on a roll and holding the fort well.

    Has anyone caught the special on TV: John Adams? I’ve been recording it and haven’t yet watched.

    Like

  449. 452 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I found some of “our” bloggers. I’ll make a truancy report to CL, if she ever shows up. 😆 I’ll see y’all later. Got to go do my meals-on-wheels.

    Like

  450. 453 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    SG… I don’t have HBO so I will have to wait until it is shown on PBS.

    Like

  451. 454 Savannah Guy March 18, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    No sooner than thanks for holding the fort comes out of my mouth, Paladin throws his rifle at me and almost knocked me down headed out the door over to the chuck wagon. Do not get near the door or in that man’s way around dinner time. When that chow bell rings you might just get run over.

    Thing is, I’ve got a birthday party for my little girl so I’ll just leave the Winchester leaned up right here for the next sentry that comes along.

    Like

  452. 455 Savannah Guy March 18, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Gil, in that case I’ll give you a review if you like.

    Like

  453. 456 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    HEY!!!!! 😡 Didn’t anyone see my 3:48 PM post??? 😦
    No one wants to talk baseball then???

    Well to heck with you! here’s an interesting story on the knuckleball, with Jim Caple wondering why more minor leaguers don’t try to pitch it.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=caple/080318&sportCat=mlb

    Like

  454. 457 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    I understand from the initial reviews that it is a pretty good mini series. It was funny the long standing feud he had with Jefferson. Goes to show you that little has changed in 200 years…

    I have developed a different tact when assessing people. One is realizing that because someone disagrees with me doesn’t always make them a bad person anymore than having someone who agrees with my point of view being a good person.

    Like

  455. 458 journalist jimmy smith March 18, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    can tell a lot about a man by looking at his pickup truck.

    Like

  456. 459 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Gil; I’ll just assume a middle-of-the-road position, then. 😀 Off again, gone again, wrong again Flanigan. Oh, that was yesterday.
    l

    Like

  457. 460 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    can’t tell much about me then! 😛

    Like

  458. 461 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Gil,
    I thought you were talking about the PBS series that was based on this book…..
    http://www.amazon.com/John-Adams-David-McCullough/dp/0684813637

    Didn’t know there was an HBO series…is it based on the book as well?

    Like

  459. 462 journalist jimmy smith March 18, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    or his lincoln

    Like

  460. 463 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    I’m Back!!! And I leave to fulfill a civic duty and I get a ration.
    What does a guy have to do to catch a break around here?

    Like

  461. 464 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    We are on the edge of a tornado watch for tonight. I’m beginning to think that God doen’t have sense of humor.

    Like

  462. 465 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    JJS, I had a very interesting day in my Dad’s Lincoln today! I was sitting outside my Gym, talking to my best friend on my cellphone. This older(well gray haired at least) African-American came up to me, and was telling me how much he loved my car….This one is not in good shape like my Yellow Lincoln, or my Dad’s black one that is garaged….rust, dents, needs a roof…but, sometimes people will say something nice about it….Still on the phone, next thing I know he says he needs to ask for a favor….after having just about every sob story thrown at me thru the years, I no longer give money since every time when I look back, it was a scammer…no, he didn’t want money, just needed a ride “up the road” he was almost in the passenger seat before I could say yes…I figured, older guy, daylight…on the phone with my friend…I have long hair, goatee, I’m 6 foot, 240…no one would pull something on me, right???? Plus, just a ride “up the road”….find the guy is going thru a bad time, just separated from his wife of 11 years…seemed like a real story. I could smell alcohol on his breath….loves my car, he says over and over…hmm….needs a ride back to the pool hall in near the gym…I was going back, right??? Oh yeah…going back…never mentioned I was going to the gym, parked in side lot, not main one since it was crowded…
    So, we go down the road….where we going???? I thought he was going to grab a bottle I figured….no….where???? Going to see his boss for a few bucks, gonna give me some gas money of course….we keep going down the road…where are we going???? Just make a right here…my friend was hearing all this via the phone, and thought this was all terribly funny. I didn’t. I was starting to think something was wrong here. He truly didn’t look like a threat, dressed very well(For a cook at a Ruby Tuesdays-that’s what he said he was) but cussed a lot….and said about 20 times how he was going back to the pool hall, which had me convinced he wasn’t planning on going back…kept patting me on the shoulder….man, did I feel stupid at this point. Was berigan going to end up on the news??? Said we were in the black part of town, to act like I belong, Ha, ha, ha…Berigan wished he had bought a gun at some point in the past, right then…
    We drive way down to Union city area…tell him I will need to get gas, and how I need to get back for dinner with my Dad…oh, he needed to get back to…but, we were still driving….finally get to some building right next to a CVS. Sees some of his “pals” on a 2nd level. Says hello…wants me to part along the side of the building. I like it right in front though. He gets out and looks back at me and says…”Don’t drive away on me! My coat is in the back seat!” I agree with him and as soon as he walks away, I grab his coat, throw it out the window, and burn out of the parking lot!!! Not, sure where I was headed, except away from him!!!!

    Berigan is usually a LOT smarter than this, and I hope I can serve as a warning to everyone here….Who knows what he had planned for me…helping with a drug deal, having his buddies rob me, take my car…who knows???? Still, very stupid on my part, trying to be a nice guy…Now, trying to be a nice guy has royally bleeped me. I am goning to fear going to my gym…all we have are old Lincolns. Do I have to switch gyms???? Never drive my Dad’s Lincoln (Nor have him drive it)in Fayetteville??? Sigh….Shoulda stood in bed…..

    Like

  463. 466 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Morning, all! Raisins, I just tried your links to Keaggy and was astonished I’d never heard of him (he totally jams)…followed some more links and then started reading the comments on youtube under his songs. Almost all of them were “Blessed unto Christ is he,” and such things. It’s a shame that when you put your beliefs out it causes you to become a niche performer. As always, I wasn’t listening to the lyrics (when there were any) and I would never have known. Someone like Clapton may or may not be a Christian (I have no idea) but because he has no public stance on it he’s sold umpteen million records. Strange.

    Paladin, agreed; whoever comes after my guns is going to be rather surprised at their reception.

    Salty, girls only PRETEND they’re annoyed and trying to study; ask them what their majoring in and 85% will tell you “Early Childhood development.” I.E. “I’m here looking for my husband.”

    Like

  464. 467 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Dream on Grincher. You are going to end up working for a woman. Look at the numbers. Sorry Green one, you should have been born sooner.

    Like

  465. 468 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Berigan, I get the same thing every time I drive my Monte Carlo (though I must admit, it’s in good shape). I got so tired of Gangstas coming up to my door at all hours wanting to buy it I finally had to put a cover on it and park it behind a Magnolia tree. Funny, they never bother me in my Acura which is worth twice as much. Stick to the sistahs. 🙂

    Like

  466. 469 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    I guess it’s because I go to school in Georgia; I’m sure it’s different in Cali or NY. Actually, it’s different in Atlanta; it’s really only about 50% where I’m at now. But Ga. Southern? There were 18,000 students of which about 70% were hot chicks. I think I found ONE that was an English major instead, and she was ugly. 🙂

    Like

  467. 470 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I’m in Tn, Hoss, not Calif. or NY. Look at the statistics and the grades. You better have a 4.0 and the top of that, if you don’t want to work for a woman. Hey, it ain’t that bad. I’ve worked for ’em all my life.

    Like

  468. 471 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    JJS… I’m a closet redneck… I keep my shotgun under the seat…. 🙂

    Like

  469. 472 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Amen 008…. Actually some of my best supervisors were women… as well as some of the worse. Conclusion, idiocy is not bound by race nor gender….

    Like

  470. 473 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    It would have to be one HELL of a good job. Otherwise, as Hank Jr. once said: “We can skin a buck/we can run a trot-line, and a country boy can survive.”

    Like

  471. 474 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Don’t listen to “closet” rednecks. Their “closet” is a sheet over the shower(which they don’t use). Gil; You can give us better credentials than that. 😀

    Like

  472. 475 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Berigan…. You are going to have to stop cavorting with every stranger you meet… 🙂

    Jimmy, what are you doing hitching rides with Berigan?

    Like

  473. 476 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Well said Gil, well said. One of my best supervisors was a woman and another was a man of color. I learned a lot from both.

    Like

  474. 477 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    008.. Maybe I’m just a higher class of redneck than you are use to… 🙂

    Like

  475. 478 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Okay guys… catch ya’ll later.

    Like

  476. 479 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Gil; See y’all (you and the Missus) too. 😀

    Like

  477. 480 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Later, Gil.

    I may be an educated redneck, but that speaks nothing about my class. 🙂

    Like

  478. 481 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Funny, or not so funny, things are happening with the filter. COME BACK SHANE and CL.

    Like

  479. 482 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Test, one, two. To see if my convoluted post shakes out.

    Like

  480. 483 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Things are happening with the filter and Shane and CL are missing? Were they swimming in your pool? What are you referring to, sir?

    Like

  481. 484 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    OK, if my other post comes out, I tried.

    I think I will go to bed. Y’all have been a wonderful “talk”, somewhere between my dog and a snadgie. When I lay me down to sleep, I’ll pray for the return of “our” bloggers from purgatory, the safe landing of Raisins, and someone with an IQ above room temp. to talk to tomorrow. Nite nite.

    Like

  482. 485 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    D. Hall gets 7 years, 70 million from Al Davis. Wow. Guess he must have just found out he’s got something terminal and doesn’t give a rip anymore.

    Like

  483. 486 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Was that a jab at me? Hmmmm…..

    Like

  484. 487 Paladin March 18, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    NEVER Grinch. You are a bud, and a favorite. Good night, friend.

    Like

  485. 488 Salty March 18, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Snadgie? Just for the record, I have a summer time IQ! 😯 Pick your locale! 😆

    Like

  486. 489 journalist jimmy smith March 18, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    yes, very much like jimmy smith, only different. berigan must be careful driving around with people berigan does not know.

    Like

  487. 490 Bob, journalist March 18, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Soup’s on so I have but 15 minutes … some ramblings with transitions …

    Perhaps it is inappropriate to so say but methinks them what can’t create frequently find it appropriate to appropriate. Regardless of rationality, folks rationalize their behavior … those who looted and took electronics … flat screen TVs and computers in New Orleans, were just trying to survive.

    Lincoln said that you can fool some of the people all of the time … and while I’m not sure that I totally agree, it does seem clear that what most folks see and hear is a matter of desire, convenience and preconception.

    At the same time, methinks when one writes so as to achieve a certain effect … and there are those within the audience who are not “properly” influenced, the writer should be concerned with his own effectiveness rather than being critical of the unenlightened members of his audience.

    When you see no reason for someone’s negative or inflammatory comments, it’s not because there aren’t reasons … and when someone else rises to the bait, you can take that to the bank!

    The notion of innocent until proven guilty is spoken from the pulpit of them what are in fear of exposure and punishment … guilt comes with the doing of the deed and has nothing to do with proof of having so done … fancy rhetoric isn’t going to change that.

    However, it is appropriate for the accused to defend themselves … I spent too many hours over the past few days, debating the proper role of the defense attorney with folks well acquainted with the law … our debate related to the attorney being the champion/advocate of the accused with the objective of taking advantage of the system so as to “get the client off” regardless of guilt … versus one of seeing that the client’s rights are protected and that a proper defense is effected. Too many hours indeed … but, while it may be appropriate, methinks there’s truth in the adage that he who defends himself has a fool for a client.

    Defensive rhetoric is defensive rhetoric, regardless of how offensive it may appear … truth is truth … how one is perceived is oftentimes different from one’s self perception, but those who replace their mirrors with self portraits often have difficulty telling the difference.

    If one picture is worth 1,000 words … why does it take a two hour movie to tell the same story less effectively than a good writer does in a few hundred pages?

    Cheese soup, French fries, pork tenderloin and buttermilk … then popcorn and a Charlie Chan double feature … eat your heart out Berigan … goodness!

    Like

  488. 491 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Good Lord, Bob; just post about three pictures, will ya? My head’s spinning and I still have no idea who that’s aimed at. 🙂 My conscience is relatively clear though, methinks. Me also thinks I wish I was over at your place for supper; that sounds tasty.

    Sorry there P-Diddy; I got distracted by the phone after my last post and just got back. I knew you weren’t mad at me; if we got into it who’d we have to complain to about the Falcoons? 🙂

    Like

  489. 492 Plain Ol' Voice of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, the raisins have landed. 😀

    Like

  490. 493 journalist jimmy smith March 18, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    oh, the humanity! journalist bob is back and jimmy smith understood every word! considerable wisdom being dispensed hear. oh, the humanity! here. must remember that it is here. okay, now, berigan must be more careful. glad there is no amber alert for berigan tonight.

    Like

  491. 494 Burnin' both ends of the Raisins March 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    One disadvantage to having my office at home is that it’s never too late to go back to the office… 😐

    Having spent a considerable amount of time these last two days on my new addiction – this blog – I am having to put in some late hours to try and get close to caught up on my work.

    Like

  492. 495 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    BBEOTR,
    Just farm some of the work out to the rest of us! If you can do it, it can’t be that hard! :mrgreen:

    Kidding! :LOL:

    Like

  493. 496 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I know better than that….9 out of 10 emoticons agree, lower case is the way to be! 😆
    Gotta hold shift down for colons…so it stands to reason you will hold the key down for the 3 characters in between!

    Like

  494. 497 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I also want to thank everyone for ignoring my 3:48 PM post on the braves issues with lefties…. 😛

    Like

  495. 498 Burnin' both ends of the Raisins March 18, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    B4: I saw the 3:48 post. It was tough not to comment on it, but I managed to ignore it anyway. 😀

    Like

  496. 499 Burnin' both ends of the Raisins March 18, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Kidding! 😆 <– lower case

    Like

  497. 500 Bob, journalist March 18, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Exalted Christmas Stealer, I just added white crowders and green beans so it’ll be a few minutes more.

    I know it was unfair “some ramblings with transitions” is deceptive as the transitions are hidden … in fact, I removed some that were not. You can rest assured that nothing was pointed at you … indeed, they were simply observations without poison tips on the arrows … though it may not be so perceived … you well know that my mind triggers are of their own creation.

    My insights must be improving … I emailed a mutual friend just after the 9:37 … “I did just post something which may well cause some to scratch their heads” … time to check the peas.

    Like

  498. 501 journalist jimmy smith March 18, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    3:48 is always a good time to post.

    Like

  499. 502 Burnt Raisins March 18, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Nothin’ like The Temptations when workin’ late…

    Papa was a rollin’ stone…

    Like

  500. 503 Snore of Raisins March 18, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    …zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

    Like

  501. 504 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    ….NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN…..

    Like

  502. 505 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    DYSLEXIC

    Like

  503. 506 BeRiGaN 4 tHe ReVeNgE March 18, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    CAPS LOCKED AND LOADED

    Like

  504. 507 morpheus45 March 18, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Figures you’d bring a cap pistol to a gun fight. 🙂 So what is it with y’all and Lincolns? Just a family thing?

    Like

  505. 508 Gil in Mechanicsville March 18, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Greetings all, BobJ… The people you can fool all of the time are now called the base of the party….. The people you can fool some of the time are the undecideds. The trick is to fool them just long enough that you can win your election and then forget them….. Hey, I don’t make this stuff up… 🙂

    Like

  506. 509 Gil in Mechanicsville March 19, 2008 at 12:04 am

    No baseball tonight, I hope the good guys took advantage of the downtime.

    Berigan, the mini series is being aired on HBO. It will be a while before I can watch it but I may break down and buy the DVD if it is any good. The thing I miss about working opposite shifts from the wife was I use to watch the History Channel and such when the games were not on. Now it is back to the drivel of network TV…. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    The things one must do to keep peace in the family….

    Like

  507. 510 flbravesgirl March 19, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Loooonng day today. How y’all doin’?

    Don’t have HBO but Dad & I will probably watch that when it comes out on DVD. Sounds good.

    Like

  508. 511 flbravesgirl March 19, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Berigan! 😯 You are old enough to know better than to do something so foolish.

    Like

  509. 512 Bob, journalist March 19, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Well, there have indeed been some good 3:48s … I remember them well!

    But, when it comes to Braves and Lefties …

    I listen to TP and like what I hear … methinks he understands hitting … but, I’m not so sure he understands how to get folks on the same page … the idea is to best the pitcher and some of our boys seem to think that means to show them who’s boss.

    Methinks many players rely on cheerleaders and self portraits rather than mirrors too … the coaches are the mirrors … or at least they should so be.

    When some of them get up against Lefties, they seem to think they have far less time to react than they actually do … methinks the coaching staff can address that problem, if only they will.

    I never paid much attention to the hand with which the pitcher threw … see the ball, hit the ball … worked good agin them what loved their fastball too much … not so good against the “drop” or “fork” … but, as time went on, pitch recognition became my best friend … and it was pitcher specific, regardless of righty/lefty. Of course, then there came the day when it didn’t much matter ’cause they all got me out, or so it seemed.

    Methinks that if you can properly recognize the pitch and what it is going to do, you should be able to adjust and control the bat and your swing so as to have a good chance of besting the pitcher … that or become a beet righter.

    What I can’t understand are good hitting pitchers … of course, the Babe was one … Mike Hampton ain’t bad. it’s sort of an Alpha Male thing … i had bowlers who couldn’t beat me … though if I shot 256, they might roll 255 … those same bowlers; if I shot 144, they would find a way to shoot lower … in golf, it’s much the same … so much more is above the neck than folks realize.

    There’s absolutely no good logical reason why some players even bother to take a bat to the plate … they’re beaten mentally before they step into the box … it is amazing to me that pitchers, playing every fifth day and getting perhaps 2 opportunities at the plate have any success whatsoever … I stand in awe … not because of their athletic ability but because of their mental abilities. It is indeed a mental thing for you cannot perform with any chance of success without the confidence to so do … and you cannot have such confidence when you are so over matched … yes, it’s mental … I’ve decided that they’re too stupid to recognize the situation in which they find themselves … I suppose that sometimes self portraits are better than mirrors.

    Like

  510. 513 Bob, journalist March 19, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Now Gil, you made that up … the people you can fool all of the time are now called the life of the party unless it’s the Communist Party and then they’re the marks … of course, it is true that one has to get elected or someone else’s agenda will be effected. The problem is that all we know about those agendas is that they’re all the same … to get elected. We know nothing about the true agendas of those who lose … and only find out about those of the winners after it’s too late.

    Speaking of late … time for Charlie Chan!

    Like

  511. 514 Bob, journalist March 19, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Charlie Chan was good! better than that …

    Please don’t think of my earlier musings as asseverations … unless of course you so choose … Mama always said that one man’s musings were another’s asseverations … or was that Polonius?

    Good Night and God Bless!

    Like

  512. 515 Bob, journalist March 19, 2008 at 3:07 am

    “Chipper Jones did everything he could to deserve the honor, and because of that, Mizuno gave him the bonus they had contractually agreed to provide him if he won this defensive award” … Bowman.

    Chipper tried hard to be deserving so they gave him a bonus??

    Like

  513. 516 Gil in Mechanicsville March 19, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Good morning Bob, It is good to have you back among the living.

    Like

  514. 517 Bob, journalist March 19, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Good morning Gil!

    Man, but is it windy … thunder, lightning too!

    Jo Jo tonight … maybe it’ll rain.

    Like

  515. 518 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 7:45 am

    I see they were paying by the word, overnight. Too bad I wasn’t here, I would have emptied out some meaningless ones myself. Maybe next full moon.

    Like

  516. 519 Voice of Raisins March 19, 2008 at 8:22 am

    G’morning to all… 😀

    Drive by blog. I have to travel today… about 1 1/2 hours NW to do about 1/2 – 1 hour of work, and drive 1 1/2 back. 😐 It only makes sense in my business. Problem is, it cuts a 3 hour chunk out of today’s productivity. It’ll be another late night. 🙄 Can’t complain, though. Many in my industry have folded their tents in the midst of the housing toilet. I am blessed and thankful.

    C-y’all later –>

    Like

  517. 520 journalist jimmy smith March 19, 2008 at 8:25 am

    bloggers will by vying for the elusive 3:48 post today . . .

    and this from journalist bob:

    March 19, 2008 at 2:45 am
    Charlie Chan was good! better than that …

    “Please don’t think of my earlier musings as asseverations”

    first use of asseverations on this or any blog. don’t try this over there.

    and good for mizuno and good for chipper jones. should wear at least 7 logos at all times when on camera. can the bloggers count them? prize to the winner.

    and when will chipper switch to mizuno seeds? could spit the seed then sell it. know some who might be in the market 😆

    and jo jo does not receive the credit jo jo deserves. circus family. much like chop seal’s uncle. hard to accept. hard to overcome.

    and bobby cox should be rounding into shape for the season. scratching, spitting, and picking. could make for a good regular season. will need to fine tune for the playoffs, though.

    and lincolns . . . a worthy choice by the berigan family. journalist likes lincolns, too. can never have too many lincolns.

    and storms are approaching. bloggers are advised to be here blogging when the storms arrive. remember the 3:48 post contest. what lucky blogger will post then?

    and how did gil’s car shopping trip go? was gil ready for that car salesman? or was that car salesman ready for gil? things to ponder.

    and here’s to (correct spelling should be noted) all braves and stuff bloggers. this blog is now a colossus.

    Like

  518. 521 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 8:29 am

    jjs; I don’t get credit for snadgie?

    Like

  519. 522 Voice of Raisins March 19, 2008 at 8:32 am

    No credit. Cash only. Preferably Lincolns. 😀

    Like

  520. 523 Voice of Raisins March 19, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Uh, preferably Franklins! 😀 😀

    Like

  521. 524 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Go to work. 😆

    Like

  522. 525 Voice of Raisins March 19, 2008 at 8:34 am

    And gone… (imagine a waving emoticon here.)

    Like

  523. 526 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 8:34 am

    How about a Grand Marquis?

    Like

  524. 527 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 8:37 am

    (imagine a cheering blog here.)

    Like

  525. 528 ssiscribe March 19, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Top of the morning, folks. Gotta make this quick, as the fish have been flying like crazy all week down here along the southern rim of the capital city …

    And what a mental picture that must be. But I digress …

    I’m taking the plunge today (no, not that plunge; did that several years ago) and ordering the Extra Innings package. Spent most of last night in the garage working and watching hoops on TV, now that I have cable out there. Can’t wait to spend the next six months out there watching baseball.

    Off day yesterday. No Braves game, but watched part of the Nats and Tigers and saw the vaunted Detroit machine get taken apart by Washington. Not based on one spring training game, obviously, but methinks the Nats will be decent this year. They’re going to give the Big Three in the East fits.

    Jo Jo tonight, eh? Did I read that right? Good outing for Hampton Monday. Same for Chuck against the Indians’ Single-A team. No way Chuck’s going north, though. Some time in Richmond to start might be a really good thing.

    And speaking of guys who should’ve started a season in Richmond (but injuries forced him to be in Atlanta last April), looks like Kyle Davies has a good shot at the fourth or fifth spot for the Royals. Heard he likes it there, bunch of younger guys and all that. Good kid, wish him well. Be fun to watch him pitch on a regular basis, so I guess I’ll call the cable company today and order the season package.

    I hope Mother Nature keeps things a little calmer today as another line moves through the Big A.

    CL, what’s my deadline?

    Grinch, how’s school?

    3:48? I’ll have to craft something later. For now, duty calls.

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

    Like

  526. 529 Gil in Mechanicsville March 19, 2008 at 9:45 am

    The car buying is in a state of flux… (can say that)? One cannot appear over eager or needy when dealing with sharks… As I said, buying is easy… So many choices. 🙂

    Like

  527. 530 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Heather Mills(McCartney’s ex)is another prime example of “She who represents herself, has a fool for a client”. Yes, she got 24.3 million pounds, but she also got her butt chewed by the judge. At 33 1/3 %(I know, it could be higher)I think a lawyer could have gotten enough to cover his fee (+), AND would have probably had McCartney paying for him, or her. If you noticed in the pictures of them leaving court, Paul was smiling; she was not.

    Like

  528. 531 Gil in Mechanicsville March 19, 2008 at 9:52 am

    Yes, I have been telling you folks that Nats are not to be trifled with… Washington does not yet have a team that can win the division but they do have a team that can create a lot of havoc among the leaders. The real difference in winners and also rans appears to me to be the ability to avoid prolonged losing streaks while being able to put together occasional winning streaks.

    Atlanta never had the pitching to sustain winning last year but if Hudson and Smoltz slipped there was no one to really stop the slide.

    Like

  529. 532 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Gil; “flux” may be a first; depends on whether or not you stutter. 😈

    Like

  530. 533 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 10:13 am

    A hearty good morning to Braves and Stuff. Such activity on the overnights.

    Bob, Journalist, it was good to see you return to the blog after too long an absence. Hope all is well. Seems to be. Hope you are resting well after your late evening.

    Appropriations, observations, arrows, asseverations and such… Goodness! There seems to be deep, thought provoking and public purpose to your opine… something you are trying to say and someone you are directing your comments to, but it all escapes me. Did someone steal your radio or other electronic device? Has there been a trespass or a theft you refer to? Can we help?

    So many questions. Bob, please share your concerns with us. Inquiring minds are curious and there seems to be something troubling you… since you brought it up and all. Do those of us that are not privy to inside baseball the honor of bringing us into the clubhouse so that we can understand what lays beneath those many layers of the onion you are unfolding.

    Perhaps the message is purposefully cryptic and the onion intended to be understood by only a certain one or few… sort of a private/public morse code kind of thing?

    If that is the case, we’ll just dine on French Onion Soup. Mmm…

    Like

  531. 534 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 10:14 am

    “People don’t like the sniping that has come into the blog and go somewhere else. Can’t blame ’em.”

    The above comes to me from someone for whom I have the greatest respect. I intend to do my best to contribute no further to ruining a wonderful blog for others. I hope I will be joined.

    Like

  532. 535 lew614 March 19, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Gil-What kind of car are you buying? I’ve come to the conclusion that a four wheel drive would be a good thing if this snow situation continues past this year. Maybe a Subaru would be good. I’d blend in with the Yuppies.

    Like

  533. 536 lew614 March 19, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Paladin-I like your sniping. It keeps everyone from sniping about my sniping.

    Like

  534. 537 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Lew; We don’t “snipe” each other. We “kid” each other. And, it is done out of mutual respect. And both of us being Dawgs, doesn’t hurt. 😀

    Like

  535. 538 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Lew; There is a new model out that you might be interested in. It’s called the Iditarod. :mrgreen:

    Like

  536. 539 lew614 March 19, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Sniping, kidding-all a matter of semantics and nothing else. I’ve never seen a good family that didn’t snipe or kid each other occasionally. No one has been permanently injured and we still send each other grits, maple syrup and artwork, as well as funny cartoons through email. WE’re functional. You and I are just the grumpy ones. Let them eat grits.

    Like

  537. 540 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I like your sniping. It keeps everyone from sniping about my sniping.

    Poetry from the artist. Tip o’ the cap.

    Like

  538. 541 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Lew, your “differences with people” are actually nowhere near sniping. You do not conceal yourself or your motivations. There is absolutely no doubt what you mean when you say what you say. I respect that. And you don’t pick fights … usually. Oh, you also don’t throw junk. Yours are high and hard but not beaners. I like that.

    Just thought I’d throw out a compliment while on the subject.

    Thank God there are no Mets fans here.

    Like

  539. 542 Carolina Lady March 19, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Here’s the Line Up:
    jimmy smith – ready – probably go up by tomorrow evening;
    ssiscribe – 3 to 4 days after jimmy’s
    SavannahGuy
    Berigan
    Gil
    Voice of Raisins
    Lew
    Salty – ready
    Chrisklob
    Chop Seal
    Grinch
    Bob, J
    williamwallace
    Paladin

    Like

  540. 543 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 10:57 am

    Now, more on snipes.

    I’ve got an old, classic Sauer Barretta manufactured in Germany, 12 gauge over under with a full choke on top and modified full on the bottom barrel. Very tough as a skeet gun, throwing such a tight pattern… unless the targets are about 80 yards out. Now, that is a snipe gun for an expert.

    Too bad an expert skeet shooter doesn’t own it.

    Like

  541. 544 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 10:58 am

    And Lew; Making people eat grits is like throwing B’er Rabbit in the briar patch. Make ‘um eat hash browns.

    Like

  542. 545 Carolina Lady March 19, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Why wasn’t CL here yesterday?
    up, morning toiletries, dress, straighten bedroom and bathroom
    make coffee
    feed animals, clean dishes, clean water bowls, refill
    get Mother up, bathed, dressed, cook her breakfast and feed her.
    Cook Kelly’s breakfast
    wash dishes and clean kitchen, sweep
    sweep front and back porches
    finish 1st cup of coffee
    check in on computer – headlines, blog, email
    start preparing Mother’s lunch
    take her to the bathroom several times
    sitter arrives
    dress in ‘going-off’ clothes, a little powder and lipstick
    take Kelly to her doctor’s appt
    wash car to get rid of thick pollen coat
    home at 12:45
    “powder my nose”, take the last 2 sips of this morning’s coffee
    take Mother to the bathroom
    get her into the car and take her to her doctor’s appt
    drop off prescription at drug store, go across parking lot to grocery store and get milk
    back to drug store to pick up prescription
    drive home, get her situated in her chair
    make her snack and feed her
    start preparation on supper for Kelly and me
    start preparation on Mother’s supper
    cook
    get everybody fed, dishes washed, kitchen cleaned
    run the vacuum, water some plants
    put food out for the animals, check and refill water
    change Mother into her night clothes, settle her in to watch Wheel and Jeopardy
    check email, check headlines, check blog
    get the next lead ready for posting, make 1 graphic
    8:00 get Mother to bed
    Kelly’s TV night requires that I watch American Idol with her
    10:00 wash up the odd cup, glass whatever that has found its way into the sink
    set the coffee pot for morning, check the doors locked
    shower, change, set clock and to bed by 11:00

    Other than that, not a thing! 😆

    Like

  543. 546 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:02 am

    I’m already “on notice”?? Oh, the stress-tivity! Now, what to plagiarize…?

    Like

  544. 547 journalist jimmy smith March 19, 2008 at 11:02 am

    can’t be a sissy and blog. stinky taught that lesson to jimmy smith. funny what stinky was permitted to do over there. over and over. can’t always talk cookies and milk – sometimes have to argue a little. have talked doilies here and have talked baseball. stuff thrown in. some like jimmy smith posts – some don’t. some like music – some don’t. but still can exchange syrup and grits. lew has struck the essence of this blog with that statement. now, syrup on grits? a projectile?

    and who will have the 3:48? and will it be ignored or will it be read? and if the denizens are over there are these the minions? or are the minions over there and these are the denizens? always has confused jimmy smith.

    think scribe named bloggers over there denizens. can’t remember for sure. and when baseball season starts there will be less dissension on the blog and more baseball blather. baseball blather can be removed using mr clean. and where is mr clean, celebrity blogger? and whither chop seal?

    soon it will be raining here. spelled correctly yet againe.

    Like

  545. 548 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 11:02 am

    One other thing (just tryin’ to keep up here):

    You can lead an old hippy to a 4-wheel drive Subaru… but you can’t make him drink a double latte.

    Like

  546. 549 journalist jimmy smith March 19, 2008 at 11:03 am

    gil, jimmy smith knows a trick gil can play on the car salesman “shark” that gil might like. make it even easier to buy.

    Like

  547. 550 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Yeah CL, but what did you do with your spare time? 😆

    Like

  548. 551 journalist jimmy smith March 19, 2008 at 11:04 am

    buy american.

    Like

  549. 552 journalist jimmy smith March 19, 2008 at 11:04 am

    or ugandan.

    Like

  550. 553 Gil in Mechanicsville March 19, 2008 at 11:07 am

    I have learned the hard way that my taste in vehicles is not directly translated to my offspring. This means my only function is to get the best deal on the vehicle of someone else’s choosing. That said, I have no clue to the rhyme or reason by which they choose the models that they do. Nor can I find any value personally in 4 wheel drive here in Virginia as we do not get enough snow to justify the cost. That is not to say my children do not want a vehicle so equipped.

    I will keep you posted on the final outcome but the dealer(s) know our terms and I expect they shall think about it for a few days and then relent. The real chore is to root out the hidden cost they like to sneak in.

    Like

  551. 554 lew614 March 19, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Paladin-Or Home Fries.

    Like

  552. 555 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Every time I hear “Subaru” I think, “Now if our bombing had been more precise.”

    Like

  553. 556 morpheus45 March 19, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Morning, all.

    Yeah? Well, My day usually goes like this:

    Get up…no, scratch that. Roll over and go back to sleep.
    Get up later, go to bathroom.
    Feed Grinch pup.
    Look in mirror, decide if shower’s required.
    Decide yes, but not going to anyway.
    Sift through pile of clothes on floor; sniff test for what to wear.
    Put on, brief check in mirror for food stains.
    Run beard trimmer over head if necc; once every week or two easier than brushing hair every day.
    Spray Axe body spray liberally.
    Drive thru fast food; breakfast or lunch depending on what time it happens to be.
    Drive to school; sit in student center and hit on chicks
    Get on the computer if unsuccessful.
    Go to consecutive afternoon classes.
    Drive home in rush hour traffic, complain.
    Stop by liquor store.
    Stop by grocery, get dog food, meat, charcoal, and toilet paper.
    Feed Grinch pup.
    Drink and grill.
    Pass out.

    Repeat. 🙂

    Like

  554. 557 lew614 March 19, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Gil-I’ve always avoided four wheel drive, but after this winter, I just don’t know. It might pay for itself in decreased towing and plowing charges. At least I can get a smaller, hybrid 4 wheel drive. Now if only Chevy would come up with an answer to the Subaru Forrester, I’m in business. I prefer buying American . Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Subaru? Doesn’t sound quite right.

    Like

  555. 558 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Carolina Lady… other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?

    Wow, that’s quite a day you had! Thing is, it’s not a rare day for you. Stay strong and check in when you can we all miss you when you get busy elsewhere.

    Like

  556. 559 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Oh Great Artist, you have once again corrected me, correctly. Hash browns are occasionally correct for breakfast. But, HOME FRIES? Yuk!!

    Like

  557. 560 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Grinch; Your’s sounds like another verse for Kristofferson’s “…and look for my cleanest dirty shirt.”

    Like

  558. 561 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Sir Grinch, that was hilarious. Made me spit up in my mouth. Oh, the memories!

    Did you forget to add: once every few months, removing old pizza boxes from refrigerator and throwing them away? It’s a single guy thing I guess… fridge leftovers could be donated to a science class.

    Like

  559. 562 Gil in Mechanicsville March 19, 2008 at 11:21 am

    American nameplate is now mostly assembled in Mexico and Canada. American made now BMW and Toyota… This world economy can be very confusing. And when we say “get the lead out” are we referring to China? So many questions…..

    Like

  560. 563 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Leaving pizza in the box? Are you some kind of unhygienic heathen? You wrap the left over in one of the newspapers that are lying around. It gives them sort of a newpapery taste when they are nuked, but hygiene is important.

    Like

  561. 564 morpheus45 March 19, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I don’t reach behind the first row of the fridge. Kitchen cleaned periodically by kind or frustrated females. Grinch pup washes dishes if I put in dish washer and leave door open.

    Like

  562. 565 morpheus45 March 19, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Gil, that’s why most everyone in my family drives Honda/Acuras. Can buy a decent car now that’ll actually get you where you’re going without the bumper falling off and actually be getting something that’s made and assembled in America. It’s actually our duty as patriots to buy Japanese now. Confusing indeed.

    Like

  563. 566 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:29 am

    My dog and I cooperate which makes for good coexistence. Some nights what he is having is better than mine.

    Like

  564. 567 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:32 am

    It’s just like when I was still riding bikes. We put two jap bikes at the rear of the pack to pick up the Harley parts.

    Like

  565. 568 Carolina Lady March 19, 2008 at 11:40 am

    “and hit on chicks…..
    Get on the computer if unsuccessful.”

    Grinch, refer to #s 5 and 6 on your list. Possible clue?
    😆 😆

    Like

  566. 569 morpheus45 March 19, 2008 at 11:41 am

    No doubt; I’ve still got about 2/3 of my ’74 Sportster out in my barn. I go out and pat it every now and then, but after 5 surgeries on my left leg it’s gonna stay disassembled.

    Like

  567. 570 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Raisins, meant to get back n the Phil Keaggy links. Excellent stuff. I remember him but it’s been so long, like another lifetime ago. Thanks for the link… I’m gonna go buy one. Which do you recommend? The guy is in a class with the likes of Larry Coryell, paco de lucia, John Williams and the like. Have a listen:

    Larry Coryell http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5RGpQmWtTI
    John Williams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPfZVflJdp0&feature=related

    Like

  568. 571 morpheus45 March 19, 2008 at 11:46 am

    CL, never underestimate the power of natural good looks, scathing wit, animal magnetism and modesty to overcome a little harmless funk. Besides, soap dispels my pheromones. 🙂

    Now, if I had a date with someone of your caliber I’d definitely take a shower. Might even wear a clean shirt.

    Like

  569. 572 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Is there truly an American auto any more with parts, labor and country of origin included?

    Like

  570. 573 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Grinch; I have to admit that I rode a ’81 Honda 750X4. It wa repainted in the original blue-metallic w/chrome fenders. It was beautiful! If we, or the Brits, had come up with that 4-cylinder engine first… Anyway, after my second stroke, bye bye motorcycles. 😥

    Like

  571. 574 Carolina Lady March 19, 2008 at 11:53 am

    You won’t believe this but CL rode a small Harley a one point in her life. True. After Kelly, rearrangement of priorities required selling of bike in fantastic condition. Money from the sale purchased cribs, baby clothes, paid doctor/hospital bills, etc. But I enjoyed it for the time I had it. My family hasn’t gotten over it yet.

    Blew your mind, didn’t I??? Just when you thought you knew me!
    😆 😆 😆

    Like

  572. 575 Chop Seal March 19, 2008 at 11:55 am

    wake up
    out of bed
    jump in cold tub of water
    brush seal fur
    comb seal whiskers
    bowl of whey
    tang
    off to the park

    Like

  573. 576 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Pheromones? Must be a first. And BTW, they trigger responses in the vomeronasal organ. Did you know that?

    Like

  574. 577 Chop Seal March 19, 2008 at 11:56 am

    tattoos?

    Like

  575. 578 Chop Seal March 19, 2008 at 11:57 am

    tattoos, carulina ladY?

    Like

  576. 579 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Our Dalai Moma was once a Biker Queen. Small world. 😆

    Like

  577. 580 Salty March 19, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Snadgie? Vomeronasal? 😯 New dictionary?!? 😛

    Chopper Whey? No fish…or Krystals?

    Grinch Animal magnetism…modesty…green complexion? 😆 You pull out all the stops…just not at the same time?

    Dalai Moma! :mrgreen:

    Like

  578. 581 morpheus45 March 19, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    SG, of course there are. I’ve got two: an ’85 Monte Carlo SS and an ’82 Chevy long-wheelbase pickup. 🙂

    CL, have I told you lately that I love you?

    Pal-o-mine, I’m sure I read about that in Biology and I’m equally sure I didn’t remember it. Tell me that didn’t come off the top of your head.

    CS, Tang and Whelk? Tang and whey? Little miss Muffett in space?

    OK, got to get some writing done.

    Like

  579. 582 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I hold ’em “in reserve”. :mrgreen:

    Like

  580. 583 morpheus45 March 19, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I think vomeronasal is what happens when you laugh and liquid comes back through your nose.

    My complexion is my meal ticket, Salty; don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.

    Now I’m leaving.

    Like

  581. 584 Chop Seal March 19, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    whelk. whey, too, but mostly whelk for breakfast. krystaLs for special meals and speciaL occasions. fish anytime. good hygiene, though. very good hygiene. can take a dip in any body of water and shake until clean.

    grinch mighT try this.

    Like

  582. 585 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I thought we got Lawrence Whelk out of our systems.

    Like

  583. 586 flbravesgirl March 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Hi y’all! Had the cable guy install another digital box this morning so now we can watch ExtraInnings on 2 TVs ( which really means Dad can flip between Braves & Red Sox on his TV while I just watch the Braves).

    Like

  584. 587 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    FBG; Was it the real “Cable Guy”, or just an imitation? 😀

    Like

  585. 588 lew614 March 19, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Here’s a music tip for all you SRV fans. Get an album called Strong Temptation by Sean Chambers. (you’ll probably need to get a used copy from Amazon or someplace). The Kid, as he’s called in Central Florida, started out in a SRV Tribute band called Double Threat. This CD is about half cover tunes (nasty version of Johnny Winter’s Mean Town Blues + some Buddy Guy and Freddie King) and half his own compositions. I even had the Grinch pick up a $3 copy in Orlando.

    I’ve seen this guy at least 20-30 times. A buddy of mine and I used to party with the band between sets at The Ringside Cafe in St. Pete. This guy can really play guitar. You’ll like him a lot if you get into hard Texas Blues.

    Like

  586. 589 flbravesgirl March 19, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    No, it was a normal cable installer. (And a baseball fan. He’s anxiously waiting to sign up for ExtraInnings too.)

    Well, I hope Grinch showered to meet me in Orlando. I was on the receiving end of a big bear hug & I have to say he smelled pretty good (I think I would have noticed if he was a little gamey).

    Like

  587. 590 Hillbilly March 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Now, if I had a date with someone of your caliber I’d definitely take a shower. Might even wear a clean shirt.

    So in other words, you play up to the level of the competition? Or should I say “you get what you pay for?”

    Funny stuff today, Grinch.

    Like

  588. 591 Salty March 19, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    I don’t hate, Grinch, regardless of …anything. Beautiful…that’s perception, self or otherwise! 😆

    Like

  589. 592 Carolina Lady March 19, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Absolutely NO tattoos! Rode with my Aunt Jenny Lee who taught me (and some of my cousins). Now SHE could ride a bike! And any horse born.

    Good stuff here today!

    Like

  590. 593 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    FBG; Your Dad is a Braves and Sawx fan. My kind of guy!

    Like

  591. 594 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    CL; Now your Aunt Jenny Lee is helping all those people lose weight? 😀

    Like

  592. 595 lew614 March 19, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I think it’s safe to assume that Sara Lee isn’t helping anyone lose weight.

    Like

  593. 596 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I know. I got my “Jennys” mixed up. I use to fly one, you know?

    Like

  594. 597 journalist jimmy smith March 19, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    flbravesgirl Says:

    “Well, I hope Grinch showered to meet me in Orlando. I was on the receiving end of a big bear hug & I have to say he smelled pretty good (I think I would have noticed if he was a little gamey).”

    pretty good for a bear? please clary.

    Like

  595. 598 journalist jimmy smith March 19, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    no reason to be ashamed of biker tattoos, carolina lady. almost all biker gals have tattoos. what kind of tattoo? can tell jimmy smith.

    Like

  596. 599 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    A Day in The Life?

    I read the news today oh boy
    About a lucky man who made the grade
    And though the news was rather sad
    Well I just had to laugh
    I saw the photograph.
    He blew his mind out in a car
    He didn’t notice that the lights had changed
    A crowd of people stood and stared
    They’d seen his face before
    Nobody was really sure
    If he was from the House of Lords.
    I saw a film today oh boy
    The English Army had just won the war
    A crowd of people turned away
    but I just had to look
    Having read the book.
    I’d love to turn you on
    Woke up, fell out of bed,
    Dragged a comb across my head
    Found my way downstairs and drank a cup,
    And looking up I noticed I was late.
    Found my coat and grabbed my hat
    Made the bus in seconds flat
    Found my way upstairs and had a smoke,
    Somebody spoke and I went into a dream
    I read the news today oh boy
    Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
    And though the holes were rather small
    They had to count them all
    Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.
    I’d love to turn you on.

    Like

  597. 600 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    SG has either gone poetic, bonkers or both. Help me out with this.

    Like

  598. 601 journalist jimmy smith March 19, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Dear Mr. Smith, thank you for your kind letter praising Krystal restaurants. It is our pleasure to serve you! While we appreciate very much your suggestion that whelk be added to the Krystal menu, we are unable to include whelk as a menu selection at this time. Thank you for your understanding and for your continued patronage. – Shameeka Krystal Williamson, EVP

    oh, the humanity! this must have been intended for chop seal.

    must get ready for the 3:48 PM post. berigan is sure to post something then.

    Like

  599. 602 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Albert Hall. Prince Albert. Prince. Ah, memory lane.

    Like

  600. 604 morpheus45 March 19, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Only got a sec; the baseball player’s union is talking about investigating teams for collusion because nobody’s making public offers to Barry Bonds. The only offers he should be receiving are offers to kick his $%# by any real fan of the game, and other players for that matter. Wonder if they’d investigate for collusion if he was white?

    Later.

    Like

  601. 605 Paladin March 19, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Someone also help me with this 3:48 thing. Just what(who) are we waiting for? Is this when they roll back the stone? Don’t keep me in suspense.

    Like

  602. 606 Savannah Guy March 19, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Paladin… you describe me well. Maybe not poetic, but the other… that.

    Just lyrics and clips (click on the little blue letters and listen).

    I don’t get the 3:48 thing either. Guess you had to have been there. Wherever or whatever there is.

    Yes Grinch. Truth well told. Barroid, I got’cher offer right here!

    Lunch and… sigh… work.

    Like


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Blog Birthdays

ChrisKlob: Feb 4

Raisins: Mar 13

Berigan: Mar 15

Gil: Apr 15

Salty: Apr 22

FloridaBravesGirl: Jul 8

Skip Caray: Aug 12

Miss Josie: Aug 18

Carolina Lady: Oct 7

BravesAndStuff: Dec 5, 2007


%d bloggers like this: