Archive for March, 2009

“piñata impersonation”

March 28, 2009

This is too good!  “piñata impersonation”    We were discussing events on the Rt. 66 e-group.  I had made some comments & suggestions about running these events.  This is one response.  The phrase really sums it all up.    “Several years ago as the chairman for the Route 66 Fun Run I received an eye opening education about the mechanics of organizing an event. That was my first, but not last, piñata impersonation. The latest is as a board member of the Route 66 Association of Kingman and as chairman for the historic sign committee.”


March 24, 2009

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. -Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th president (1890-1969)

A good suggestion for AIG executives

March 17, 2009

“Obviously, maybe they ought to be removed,” said Sen. Charles Grassley during an Iowa City radio interview on Monday. “But I would suggest the first thing that would make me feel a little bit better toward them if they’d follow the Japanese example and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say, I’m sorry, and then either do one of two things: resign or go commit suicide.”

Hobbit makeup artist

March 8, 2009

I was recently in LA.  The day before the Oscars I attended a Symposium  on makeup featuring the 5 chaps nominated for the Oscar.  It was a fascinating discussion.    Afterwards I was able to chat briefly wit Mike Elizalde who was nominated for his work on Hellboy II.  He is to be the person in charge of makeup for The Hobbit.  He sounded really excited about the upcoming film[s].    I still have faint dreams of working on the film[s], but mainly planning for my trip up to Alaska.    Oh well, there is “The Return of the Tour” in 2011.

On being a Cub – Postscript

March 8, 2009

One more update on my fantastic week as a “Cub.”  Here is the list of ex-Cubs who were there.


Glenn Beckert

Larry Biittner

Jose Cardenal [Our Coach]

Ron Coomer

Jody Davis

Bobby Dernier

Leon Durham

Todd Hundley

Fergie Jenkins

Don Kessinger

Ed Lynch

Keith Moreland

Joe Pepitone

Rick Reuschel [Our Coach]

Lee Smith

Willie Wilson

Bob Lacey

Garry Jestadt

Ron Davis

Bert Campanaris

Ken Rudolph


Who knows, maybe I’ll make it back again.  I would like to.  Heck, I would no longer be a rookie. J

Know anyone like this?

March 2, 2009

Only the madman is absolutely sure. -Robert Anton Wilson, novelist (1932-2007)


March 2, 2009

Our heads are round so that thoughts can change direction. -Francis Picabia, painter and poet (1879-1953)