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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ike Turner Keeps On Rollin'..... Into his Grave..!

"Shut up, Bitch!"
Smack! Pow!
This is how the r&b legend will be remembered by his ex-wife Tina, pictured with him below:

Talk about a bad career move. Letting Tina get away (and become one of the biggest stars on the planet in the 1980's). Languishing in alcoholism and mediocrity.
Idolized by a generation of unemployed Democrats.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

New Job, New Tool (Or Toy!)

Well, I have completed my first two weeks at my new place of employment. I went to work for American Tire Distributors (formerly Heaffner Tires). Monday-Friday, 7:30-5:00.
Not once this week have I been called a liar, cursed, or threatened. He's got the whole world in his hands.

...And he has an illegitimate son...!

ANYhow, I got my Christmas present early, and am using it to prepare an animation pitch proposal. "ToonBoom Studio" is an idiot-friendly animating program that I will be utilizing to bring my creations to life. AND to bring other folks (like Uncle Henry) to the small screen, as well.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Dude. The greatest stuntman of my generation finally cashed it in. Oddly enough, he didn't go out in a fiery crash. Who can forget the "abc's Wide World of Sports" intro replaying his ill-fated jump of the Caesar's Palace fountain? Or the anti-climactic Snake River Canyon attempt (after he was not allowed near the Grand Canyon)?
An entire generation of would-be daredevils (myself included) was inspired to ride recklessly and build ramps to jump ditches, wagons, culverts, garbage cans or whatever we could scrounge. Johnson & Johnson made a FORTUNE in bandages and medicine off of my neighborhood alone.
And for the record, my 'Evel Knievel' figure with motorcycle and gyro was an 'action figure', NOT a doll. He was MY generation's 'G.I. Joe', a hero/hapless victim subjected to whatever daring stunts or poorly executed adventures we could dream up. (Note: per Sam Anthony, the 'Steve Austin:Six Million Dollar Man' was also an 'action figure' and not a doll.)
Burials. Drownings. High-impact collisions. Parachuting from trees.(For the record, the wire-reinforced soft vinyl construction of the Evel Knievel was nowhere NEAR as durable or flame-resistant as the G.I. Joe)
Here, for your enjoyment, is a video tribute:


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