Of "77 Sunset Strip," ABC-TV hit
from 1958-1964. Cooool!
I do not “Tweet” and I do not “Facebook.” Most of the stuff on those sites are boring to me; especially Twitter. Reading 140 characters about Kim’s unhappiness with the public for not liking her latest gown or that Miley has increased her slut personality after years as a cute kid on Disney, does not interest me. Do you care what Dennis Rodman has to say? Me either. However, this Tweet from some guy in Phoenix during the recent arctic temperatures around the country is pretty good: “I’m a little chilly here in AZ today…oh, wait, no I’m not. Sorry, rest of America!”……..Money can’t buy you brains department: J. R. Smith, who plays for the N. Y. Knicks in the NBA, was recently fined $50,000 for “unsportsmanlike conduct” because he continuously likes to untie opponent’s shoestrings during free throw attempts. It’s another example of how some sports stars have plenty of money but no class or brains……..Steven Seagal for Arizona Governor? He says he has an interest but I don’t see it happening……..This had to happen I guess: There is a possibility that charges may be incurred for items brought up on the internet. It is compared to cable companies charging for premium programming like HBO and could affect your viewing of popular YouTubes and other items. So, you know that great YouTube video of Black Sabbath you watch regularly on your computer? It may cost to watch it in the future. Stay tuned……..Is John McCain losing his mind? Of course he is; he is looking for contributions to his campaign for 2016. Maybe he can get some Democrat votes but the Republicans in AZ have basically told him where he can stuff his aspirations. Are you listening, Jeff Flake?........In my Air Force and college days in the 60’s I loved to drink beer. I was a Falstaff and Schlitz man for many years until they disappeared. Hamm’s was big in Missouri as Della Reese sang about the glory of it being “from the land of sky blue waters.” Has anyone seen a bottle of Hamm’s lately? I didn’t think so although I hear that Miller brews it now. Budweiser is owned by a Belgian company and my treat of a six pack of Rolling Rock on a 1960’s Friday night disappeared when I heard it is now brewed in Newark, New Jersey instead of the home of Arnold Palmer, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Newark? Please! Thomas Wolfe was right: “You can’t go home again.”……..It hurts my ears to hear the way a lot of people try to use terminology from the days of my generation; especially the use of the word “cool.” Unless you remember the late 50’s or early 60’s, forget about that sacred word. I hear people use a clipped version all the time as if they are trying to remember it from a dream where they spent an evening in 1959 at Dino’s Lodge on the Sunset Strip with Edd “Kookie” Byrnes but can’t quite pull it off. “Cool” had to be pronounced “Coooooool” to savor the true meaning of the word. It could also be added to something that was REALLY cool by adding “sville” to the end as in “That ’57 T-bird is strictly “coooolsville” especially when driven by that cooool blond from Santa Monica.” Keep practicing that and someday you may actually be cooool………Will there be more grammar lessons on my next blog? Maybe, so don’t get over confident………Closing thought: Do you remember the pop hit "Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb!"? Do you remember who recorded it?........ Adios for now. JM