Thursday, September 12, 2019

10 Years Ago Today: My Manny Career Ends

A few hours later, Loretta jumped up on the couch and started barking like crazy at the window.
“Mama’s home!  Mama’s home!”
Chuck started doing his “Mama’s Home! Dance”, running in circles and screaming at the top of his lungs.  I heard a car door shut and then, a few seconds later, the jangling of keys outside the front door.
“Well, hi everybody,” Beval said as she walked into the living room.  Loretta jumped up and down in front of her, and Chuck sprinted at her to give her a hug.  I leaned my head back so it was on the chair, and exhaled.
It was over.
I was done.

I walked three blocks over to Metropolitan and Powers, where I decided to finish the job in style by calling a car to take me home.
“Hello, Metroline.”
“Hi, I’m at Metropolitan and Powers.”
“Where you going?”
“Metropolitan and Wythe.”
“Five minutes.”
I put the phone back in my pocket and waited on the corner.  I began to think about The Dell, with everyone loving to hear how I watched Chuck, and I remembered Charlie Brown saying something about a book.  Hell, maybe I should write that book.  Instead of worrying about making something out of myself, maybe I already had.  Maybe in our three years together, I’d grown as much as Chuck had – at worst, him showing me that I didn’t have to be a loser for the rest of my life might have been the one small step that would make all the difference.  As I looked across the thick, hazy street, images of our days together began rolling in front of me like an old film.  I saw him getting bigger, talking and laughing, going from a pile of skin that did nothing but sleep and cry to a grown boy; by the end of the movie, I was shocked at how much he’d changed.  And in every image, I was with him.  And he was with me.  He was my best friend.
Suddenly I ran around the corner as fast as I could and crouched down with my back against a brick building, squatting as if I was a catcher.  I crossed my arms on my knees, laid my head on my arms, and cried without control.

Happy 13th

Happy 13th Birfday to The Short Bus, an Xmastime All-Star from the beginning. Ten years ago this week my three year tour of duty as his Manny ended. Here's the video I posted 10 years ago today. Happy Birfday, lil' buddy. I hope I'll always be Rats to you.

Texas Forver

Recently I've gone down my yearly Friday Night Lights rabbit hole so I thought I'd give you people a treat and post every Tweet I've ever made about the show (that was searchable with advanced Twitter search, obs.) Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Stuff It!

On a whim I tried Giant’s version of Stove Top stuffing and folks, I’m here to tell you: it is not good. 

Some of you may remember that one of my very first posts back in 2005 was about Stove Top!

was about Stove Top!

It Ain’t No Sun to Be Glad You’re Alive

(Reposted from last year)

I remember the day after 9/11 when we were all at the Turkey's Nest, collecting ourselves and making sure everyone was okay, and listening to the tales of a guy who was downtown when it happened. We were dumbstruck as he told us stories of seeing falling bodies and body parts; we all, including him, marveled that he'd survived.

But the one thing I'll remember for all my years, long after I've forgotten about 9/11, is what he said at the door as he was leaving. Muttering under his breath, I don't think anyone else even heard him, he said "Now after all that, watch me walk out the door right now and get hit by a fucking bus."

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

29 Years Ago Today...

...the funniest scene with Uncle Albert was filmed. It's all David Jason can do to hold it together. A Top 5 classic!!

Sunday, September 08, 2019

September 8

38 years ago today Only Fools and Horses debuted. Here's a scene from the second episode that displays Del Boy's smooth af sales technique.

SIDE NOTE: the actor buying the car later popped up in Series 5 as Jumbo Mills, one of Del's school mates who opened a jellied eel shop with him called "Eels on Wheels"...which was the subject of my first ever Wikipedia edit!!!!

Saturday, September 07, 2019

First Day Back to School!

Another year - when does it get easier??!!

OMG They Really ARE Just Like Us!

Here's Prince George on the way to his first day of school while cutting a fart in his little sister’s face.

I Call This...

..."nachos". #Hormel

Mind Blown du Jour

I just realized that Ron from A Different World and Vanessa from The Cosby Show have been in a long-term relationship since 1993.

Between Two Ferns

I don't know how they're gonna drag this out for a whole movie but I am LOVING the idea of a Between Two Ferns movie. See the trailer below and then spend your weekend down the rabbit hole watching previous episodes.

45 Years Ago This Week

An all-time classic made its BBC debut: Porridge. Starring the iconic Ronnie Barker - David Jason's mentor in Open All Hours - and Richard (yes, father of Kate) Beckinsale, who also starred in Rising Damp before dying suddenly at he tragic age of 31. Fletcher's world-weary prison lifer paired with Lenny's innocence made for pure gold, but in comedy and warmth. HIGHLY recommended - get thee to Britbox now to watch!!

Please Let Me Be There...

...when they realize Trump’s backing out on paying them.

Fucking Hell.

Fucking idiots discovering they can make a ton of cash from this will only make sensible gun control an even more unreachable dream. Great.

FNL Truth du Jour

I could live another 1,000 years and I’d still jump with joy and scream at the tv through salty tears every time I saw the scene with Buddy Garrison telling Joe McCoy and the Panthers to go fuck themselves.

He's Back!

This is a cow who is wondering if it’s right to think it quite ironic that stale bread does not make good toast. #Officecow

Friday, August 30, 2019

I, For One, Did Not Know This.

This is a Good Point!

Sometimes I worry that Katz’s deli doesn’t get enough credit for insisting on proper grammar for its iconic sign. 

This is a Good Point!

Sometimes I worry that Katz’s deli doesn’t get enough credit for insisting on proper grammar for its iconic sign. 

Thoughts. I Have Them.

If it’s not revealed in the end that Valerie Malone is the sinister stalker in the BH90210 reboot there will officially be nothing left to believe in.

Train Tweets

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

“A Different World” Thought.

Sitcom characters say some strange things but Denise Huxtable claiming the pizza at Hillman College is “the best I’ve had in a really long time” after spending her first 18 years in Brooklyn borders on the clinically insane. 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thoughts. I Have Them.

I’m just saying, I for one don’t wanna be in the room when America finds out Dr. James Naismith was born in Canada.