There’s something very interesting about these how-to videos…

When I started working on my crate art project, I initially had no idea what to do or how to do it.  Sanding, stains, nails, screws, all that stuff, you may as well have tried to explain the infield fly rule to me.

So I did what any self-respecting DIY person would do.  I gorged on YouTube videos to explain all the tricks and techinques – in simple, easy-to-comprehend language and step-by-step steps – to the point where I felt more comfortable in completing my projects.

And the more YouTube videos I watched, the more things made sense.

For example, here’s a short clip on how to properly stain wood.

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I guess we’re halfway there…

About two years ago, I lamented the fact that Coca-Cola’s #shareacoke campaign – in which their bottles were adorned with peoples’ first names – did not include a “Chuck” in their lineup.  And when the campaign resumed every summer, I kept looking for a “Chuck” bottle … and never found one.

The closest I came to finding a “Chuck” bottle was a “Charles” bottle once or twice… but very, very few people are allowed to call me “Charles,” and certainly not a soda company.

Yesterday, however, I found a Coke bottle with a different branding to it.

Yep… my last name was on the package.

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Everything sounds more exciting when Jim Ross calls the action

I will argue with anybody that the three greatest announcers to ever call a televised professional wrestling match are Gordon Solie, Joey Styles and Jim Ross.  Solie brought intelligence and excitement to the game, Styles brought energy and emotion, and “Good Ol’ J.R.” made every match seem as if it was the greatest battle in the history of the sport.

Trust me.  If you’ve ever heard Jim Ross call the legendary Undertaker-Mankind “Hell in a Cell” match, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

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Kim Clijsters gives a heckling tennis fan a hilarious lesson

Last week, during the Wimbledon tennis tournament, something happened in the middle of a women’s doubles match.

And a week later, it’s still the talk of tennis.

First off, the match featured Kim Clijsters and Rennae Stubbs, facing off against Andrea Jaeger and Conchita Martinez.  I’m sure you’ve heard of some of those tennis players at some point in time, right?  I mean, Clijsters has four Grand Slam championships and was once ranked #1 in the world …

Anyway, the doubles match is progressing well, and eventually the ladies start having fun with the game.  Clijsters hits an ace, then goes over and high-fives the fans – and even signs an autograph mid-match.  Andrea Jaeger hits a winner, then goes over to the fans and swigs a bottle of water.

Then came the moment.

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Let’s all play Donald Trump Twitter Bingo!

You know it’s coming.  That moment when you’re watching the news, or your checking your Facebook feeds, and you hear about the new outlandish, shocking, what-the-hell-was-he-thinking tweet from President Donald Trump.

And you know, once you hear what the President has said that morning, whether it’s one single tweet or a six-message tweetstorm, that there will be the same themes over and over again in each tweet.  So much so, that over time, the message gets lost in the verbiage.

So I have an idea.  The next time Donald Trump lets out a tweet of one form or another, whether it’s from his @realdonaldtrump account or from the official Presidential one, let’s play a game, shall we?

Print out this little BINGO card.  You start off with a free space in the center, and whenever you see Trump mention something in his tweets – this, that or the other thing that matches up with a square on the grid, cover that square with a penny or a piece of paper or a Russian ruble.  At some point in time, if you get five in a row across, up and down, or diagonally, jump up and shout “BINGO! I GOT BINGO!!”

You can rearrange the squares if you like; you can also play some exotic BINGO coveralls like “four corners” or “letter covers” (English or Cyrillic) and, for those classic tweetstorms, try for the “cover-all” feature.

Ready to play?  Here’s your BINGO card.

CNN is
## (2 or
more in
“failure” Made-up
(i.e., Covfefe)
#fakenews or
Putin is
James Comey’s
New York
Times is
Jared is
Ivanka is
Post is
“disaster” Hillary’s
Melania is
Bill Clinton’s
!! (2 or
more in
#MAGA border wall @foxandfriends

How many tweets in a row will it take until you achieve BINGO? Five tweets?  Three tweets?  Or if he’s having a really bad day – maybe you could hit BINGO in one massive tweet?

When Star Wars battles Star Trek…

We all have our personal fandom when it comes to the most popular science-fiction entertainment.  There are those who believe that the Star Trek universe rules, there are those who believe that the Star Wars universe is triumphant.  I personally don’t have a dog in the fight, I love both universes equally.

Which came to a head last night in Fresno, California.

Let me explain.

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Unless Eddie Vedder’s serving the food…

Last Sunday, I visited the Troy Flea for its first show of the 2017 season.  Didn’t find anything, but all that means is I come back next time and whatever I didn’t find then … I’ll find now.

As I arrived at the Troy Flea, I noticed a food truck.  Okay, let’s check out what’s available here.

It was only then that i noticed the name of the food truck.

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