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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Even Auburn's OWN Guard Dogs Don't Like 'Em! (I WANT THIS DOG!)

Ha! Auburn may have beaten The TIDE again, but they STILL get no respect-- even from THEIR OWN SECURITY K-9!

This was a classic moment. Even though Bama lost in a very boring and uneventful game, there was a highlight. Unfortunately, that was it.
I wonder how much they want for the dog....? Now I want it! Or one just like it!

Wait 'Til Next Year....AGAIN...!

Oh, well.
Alabama lost to the cow college. Again. It was to be expected, relative to the process the past few weeks. The lack of talent, depth and discipline along with auburn's desire was just too much to overcome.
Hopefully, Coach Saban can get some young men who WANT to be here, who want to play for The Crimson Tide.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


BEAT auburn......!
I'm still so full of turkey & dressing that I can hardly move.
Hopefully, The TIDE can end this string of embarrassing losses and 'right the ship'.
Arkansas (barely) beats LSU (in 3OT) to end the Tigers' national championship hopes. LSU will still represent the West in the SEC Championship game. MSU comes from behind to beat Ole Miss and send Orgeron packing. Kentucky and Tennessee looks to be a good matchup, and with a win the vols can be right back in the SEC Eastern driver's seat. Crazy season!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Treat 'BLAST From the PAST'

Hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving holiday. For your viewing enjoyment, I am posting 20-yr-old photos of the beginnings of an impromptu wall mural that I rendered on an apartment wall that I shared with my sisters Gwen and Kay. It 'seemed' like a good idea after a long day/night of working and after-hour indulgence:

My sister Gwen thought it would be funny to capture her inebriated brother in action, and at a later date snapped a pic of Bill Horn and me posing in front after several other additions.

Yes, I know. It's a 'mullett'. But, in my defense, everyone had one in 1987, so live with it.
If you look just above Billy and to the right, you will see a caricature of him, arms out-stretched, in a Mickey Mouse shirt. Several other caricatures are visible, including one of the artist (me) peeking out from behind a tree. Various cartoon characters and friends are also scattered throughout, including Richard Nixon, Dan Povenmire, Max Headroom, Calvin & Hobbes, and others.

Interestingly enough, when we went to move out of this apartment I knew I had to paint over the scribbles. So, I did. I slathered it thoroughly with two coats of white paint, covering the wall entirely. Mural gone, no problem.
Except that when I woke up the next day, IT WAS BACK! The mural had re-appeared, bleeding through the newly-applied interior latex! We thought the wall was possessed, even considered calling a priest or theologian. I repeated the process, with the same results. I finally sealed the wall with clear enamel, THEN painted it.
That time, it was really gone. Covered for good.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

WTF...?? Louisiana-LaFayette...??!!

What else can I say? Every pick other than the no-brainer was correct. (See below)
Of course, BAMA goes belly-up to a non-conference NObody. DuBose or Shula could have done that...! Maybe we can get some O-line recruits who want to start RIGHT NOW.

And, btw, I told my boss I was quitting and that Friday would be my last day. I think she believes I'm kidding.......

Saturday, November 17, 2007


LSU 45, Ole Miss 17
Arkansas 24, MSU 21
Georgia 31, Kentucky 21
tennesee 21, Vanderbilt 20
Florida 51, Fla Atlantic 3


That's it. I quit. No longer able to deal with the idiots and jackass 'know-it-all' meth-making motorhead mouth-breathers, I am throwing in the towel. I thought I could handle retail again, but I was mistaken. I can't.
I can't be sympathetic to people (and I use the term loosely) who don't listen. I have over 20 years of automotive parts experience, yet I 'don't know anything'. By the way, regardless of what you may think, I cannot change the way cars, specific auto parts and their availability, have been made by the manufacturers for decades.
I have to interject that the industry (or specifically this company) has created this situation by taking away all customer accountability by not requiring receipts for refunds or exchanges. Allowing morons to return installed electrical parts because they didn't fix the problem is beyond me. (It used to be illegal to sell used parts as 'new'). Most people, and ALL of them in Grand Bay, shouldn't even be allowed to work on vehicles. Logic and demonstrative proof mean nothing to these illiterate bastards. And I have worked in Chickasaw, Crichton and Prichard. I have NEVER seen the amount of lying and thievery as rampant as in Grand Bay.
It in no way benefits ANYONE (you the customer, me, the companies) for me to lie about any of this. I am accepting another position with another company featuring regular daytime hours, much closer to home. The reduction in pay will be offset by the shorter travel distance and useable waking hours, enabling me to take advantage of other pursuits. CREATIVE pursuits. ARTISTIC endeavors.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Not For Long..... Another Retail Story

Well, this job keeps getting better and better. Retail literally sucks. People of all walks of life from Grand Bay are idiots. Spell it with me: "I-D-I-O-T-S"!
And bastards.
For instance, a young democrat comes in with a pygmy on her hip, asking about a battery. After some qualifying questions, I provide her with all of the information about her needs. She just wants a cheap battery that will fit. I go out & look at her battery dimensions and offer her an inexpensive battery.
She asks if I can install it for her. I smile and reluctantly answer "yes". (In reality, I hate this aspect of the job not only for the sheer dislike of getting greasy, but also for liability issues causing me to question the store's reasoning in continuing this practice) After removing the old and installing the new batteries at the expense of other waiting customers at the counter, the door of the Ford Explorer parked in the next space opens, and the 'baby daddy'(who had been watching the entire time) gets out and proceeds to 'supervise' and verify that this was the cheapest battery, if I knew what I was doing, etc.
I don't actually know if my face was as red or if my anger and disgust showed. I don't know how much longer this will last.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Can you say "Belly up"....?
The Tide slogged around and were beaten--again--by Mississippi State and Sylvester Croom. Arkansas apparently sent McFadden alone out to lose to the vols. Vanderbilt let Kentucky get by them. And the cow college looked helpless in the fourth quarter against Georgia.

It's official. I have proven again that I know absolutely nothing about college football, specifically SEC teams.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Saban Means "DOOM" for Croom

Well, here we go again! ALABAMA plays Mississippi State this weekend, and hopefully we won't have a letdown after last week's close loss to LSU.

Former Tider and current coach-killer Sylvester Croom has his Mississippi State Bulldogs in position for a winning season and a possible bowl berth. The ever-calm Croom (who was MY choice for Bama after the Price debacle) is slowly but surely building a solid, competitive program over in Starkville. After last year's big win in Tuscaloosa (that probably sealed Shula's fate) and some major upsets (auburn, South Carolina), State is gaining momentum and getting steadily stronger.

But I think that Saban and The Tide will just be too better-prepared today.

Other picks:
LSU 45, La Tech 7
Florida 28, South Carolina 20
Arkansas 31, Tennessee 21
Vanderbilt 21, Kentucky 20
auburn 27, Georgia 24

Luckily for Ole Miss, they at least won't lose today. Next week's potentially record-setting blowout loss to LSU will probably seal Orgeron's fate, and the season-ending regionally-televised Egg Bowl road loss to Mississippi State will finish him off. (Maybe they can talk Lou "Granny Clampett" Holtz out of retirement!)

Monday, November 5, 2007

LED ZEPPELIN Reunion Postponed Due To JIMMY PAGE's Broken Finger

Led Zeppelin Reunion Postponed Due to Broken Finger
Posted Nov 2nd 2007 12:00PM by Gaylord FieldsFiled under: News, Tribute, Reunion
Those lucky ticket holders for the most anticipated reunion show of the year, if not the decade, will have to anticipate a wee bit longer. The reconvening of Led Zeppelin for the first time in almost 20 years, scheduled to take place at the O2 Arena in London on Nov. 26, has been pushed back two weeks, to Dec. 10. The reason for the announced delay is that Jimmy Page has broken a finger, which will preclude him from playing guitar for three weeks, on advice of doctors. "I am disappointed that we are forced to postpone the concert by two weeks," Page said about the long-sold-out show, for which a million ticket requests were reportedly made. "However, Led Zeppelin have always set very high standards for ourselves, and we feel that this postponement will enable my injury to properly heal and permit us to perform at the level that both the band and our fans have always been accustomed to."The concert, a tribute to the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, will also feature Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, Paul Rogers, Foreigner and Paolo Nutini. Information about ticket refunds, as well as other info, can be found at

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Best Halloween Costume

I have to say that this is the best Halloween costume of the year:

I'm just pissed that I didn't think of it first. Katrina 'victims', and especially those from New Orleans, hold a special place in my heart, and this captures the spirit of their 'culture'. Interacting with my current clientele only brings back precious memories of dealing with Louisiana Democrats.
For example: I have about 20 years of automotive parts-related experience, but just this week I was cursed on separate occasions and even called a 'f*#%&+@ liar'. Why would I not want to sell someone a part if I had it in stock or had it available to me for order? For the record, front wheel bearings for late-model full-size GM trucks come as a sealed unit with the hub assembly. I own one.

Reauxll Tide ANYWAY!

Well, I didn't get a chance to post my prediction for the Bama-LSU game(which was Bama 31, LSU 27), but it was a goodie anyway! The Tigers took advantage of weak offensive line pass-protection, and capitalized on numerous miscues and call-reversals by the officials. The Tide played 'em tough, though, and lost(barely)by a score of 41-34 after a qb sack/fumble by John Parker Wilson.
Our defense was surprisingly effective with 3 interceptions, but just barely missed on the game-winning LSU td. We matched up pretty well overall and even enjoyed the lead in this competitive contest. The Tigers did a good job of stuffing our rushing game in a very exciting and entertaining 4 hours of football. I don't believe this turned out to be the cake-walk many Tiger fans expected. I feel good about the effort put forth by The Tide, and will only feel better as Coach Saban loads up blue-chip recruits.
The game also displayed the parity that is the SEC. Look around the league. Not a whole lot of separation. Just ask Carolina. Or Arkansas. Or Vandy. But that's another entry.......


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