Arrive Alive!, Florida, USA
February 29
Open Salon Member since January 2009 ********************************* Sometimes serious, sometimes comical, always topical. =========================== A guy can dream and drown in a deluge of his own delusional thinking. Can't he? =========================== It is what it is until it no longer is, then it becomes something else.



Google, the all-knowing oracle of the Internet, may find itself in a lawsuit over having to reveal the name of one of its anonymous bloggers. It seems that a Rosemary Port, aka, “Skanks in NY,” did a posting calling Liskula Cohen, a New York fashion model, a “skan… Read full post »

Everyone is using facebook these days except me. My wife, my daughter, and a host of our friends and family member are it. Even the AFLAC Duck is on it. And I know some of you OS Bloggers are on it too. Personally, I avoid facebook for a number of reasons.Read full post »

Now that Paula Abdul is stepping down from her Idol throne the big buzz is that Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, will eventually replace her.


Ms. Beckham will be making a guest appearance (or two) in the new season, and, my guess is that she will eventually replace Paula.

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I just found this website and it is incredible. It's called CreepyGIF. It is a smorgasbord of some really wild animated GIF files. It has an animated GIF category for just about anything you could possibly imagine.

So forget about the depression recession, health-scare care, town-hall crazi… Read full post »
JULY 30, 2009 10:00PM

I'm a Mad Men and so Can You!

I checked out Mad Men Yourself thanks to Leaandra Nolting.

Don't  I look more dapper than Draper?

 Trudge as Don Draper:

 Dan Draper Smirking
 At the office, checking out the "fresh meat".  

Dan Draper Office Trouble Ahead There's a Lady in Red  

The real cast of AMC's Mad Men:

Cast of Mad Men 

(They got nuttin on us well-d

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JULY 23, 2009 10:16PM

Alcohol the Elusvie Muse!

It seems a lot of great writers have credited alcohol or periods of extreme drunkedness for being their muse. However, in my case, I wasn't so lucky.
By the time I left the military and started college, I knew that if I took so much as one drink IRead full post »
JULY 23, 2009 3:53PM

WD-40 Can Do All That! Who Knew?


According to WD-40 folklore, a guy who had just bought a new pickup got up one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). Needless to say, he was very upset and was trying to figure… Read full post »

JULY 14, 2009 6:47AM

Stephen King’s Real Horror Story




Recently, I read “Morality” by Stephen King which is featured in the July, 2009 issue of Esquire magazine. Not only is it featured on the cover, but part of King’s recent body of work covers Bar Refaeli body a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model. As if to co/… Read full post »

Take a break from Iraq, Iran, the Economy, Obama, and all those dearly departed celebrities and enjoy a little trivia.

Can you name the song that was number one on the Bill Board Charts on the day that you were born?

Most of us can't because we were too busy squeezing ourselves… Read full post »

JUNE 23, 2009 3:49PM

Lots of Spam for the Lot of Us

Let's face it times are tough. And they ain't gonna git any easier.

I recommend you stock up on Spam from your grocer and buy Spam stock from your broker. Assuming you still have one and the dough to buy the Spam.

Spam, one can
Velveeta Cheese, half-package
Hamburger buns
Deviled… Read full post »

Conclusion of Jackson Pollock, Art Thief!


In my twenties, I developed an interest in photography. As this interest grew, I slowly regained my interest in art. Since some of my favorite photographers: Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, and George Hurell to name a few were considered artists, and some/… Read full post »

In Part I, an art teacher ridicules me. 

In Part II, Jackson Pollock steals my appreciation for art

In Part III, an art teacher throws me out of her art class 



An English Solution!

Part IV of Jackson Pollock, Art Thief!


The principal had arranged for an English tea… Read full post »

In Part I, an insensitive art teacher humiliates me in class.

In Part II, my appreciation for art is swamped by spilt paint. 



Tossed From Art Class!

Part III of Jackson Pollock, Art Thief!


In the seventh grade, I had another frustrated artist/art teacher… Read full post »

In part I, an art teacher, put me down because I could only draw stick figures.  


The Theft! Part II of Jackson Pollock, Art Thief!


In the sixth grade, we went on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan. At that time, the museum was set up so/… Read full post »

JUNE 15, 2009 5:24PM

Jackson Pollock, Art Thief!

Jackson Pollock, Art Thief!

Part I: My Art Teacher Depreciated My Art


In the second grade, I had one of those frustrated-artists/art teacher. She didn’t even fit the “does who can do; does who don’t teach” paradigm. But for the most part she was tolerable.


I was… Read full post »

Check out this mother squirrel rescue her fallen young.

Maternal instincts cannot be denied. 










¡Ardialla es más macho!




FULL AU NATURAL DISCLOSURE: Origin of Im/… Read full post »

The Boat-tailed Grackle is a very common bird in Florida. I've always admired this bird for its aero-dynamic sleekness and its iridescent black plummage that depending on the light can look dark blue.

The grackle is a graceful bird both on the ground, in-flight or perched on  high-tension wire.… Read full post »

Political Correctness Can Bite Me!


Being politically correct does have its merits. I mean, who wants to be sued by a cross-dressing, atheist, born-again, midget porn-star just because he overheard you say, “bacon bits,” or “small potatoes,” or “baby corn” in… Read full post »

Recently, I read “Top Prospects” by Travis D’arby. In this post, Mr. D’arby, lists Open Salon Bloggers who have consistently gotten on the coveted Cover and earned an exponential amount of EPs. Mr. D’arby himself has earned six EPs as of this writing.

(Full Disclosure:… Read full post »

Bill Collectors' Can Bite Me! 


I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been getting a rather large number of phone calls from collection companies. I guess the spike in the number of these annoying calls from Hell is due to the economy. Or they are seasonal like meningitis tie… Read full post »

MAY 7, 2009 9:25PM

Dear Open Salon Ghost Rater,

I am writing this letter to address a curiosity I have noticed on Open Salon. It is the Ghost Rater. Simply put a Ghost Rater is someone who reads a post, rates it but doesn’t comment on it.


Now don’t get me wrong. I am not criticizing what others do… Read full post »

APRIL 28, 2009 11:21PM

I Am Not A Whore!

"Wanna Date? "



tinker bell  


Now that I got your attention…


Recently, the term "blog whore" has come to my attention. As I understand it, the term (and its many transmutations): "blog whore", "blog whoring", etc. means people who are shamelessly sending P… Read full post »

We can all have a very sweet reason to enjoy yet another birthday.

It takes less than a minute.
Work this out as you read.
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, this
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APRIL 11, 2009 6:03PM

Architectural Design Gone Wild

Here are some pixs of some really unique buildings. Some  of these are homes, office buildings, even public buildings, but all of them surely would put Frank Llyod Wright right on his head. Especially that last one.

If the UFO house ever goes into foreclosure, it's mine!

FULL FRONT DOOR DISRead full post »

Today, I killed a baby and I don’t care. That’s right! I’m a disassociated, apathetic, psychopathic cold-blooded killer of babies. Lock me up!  What happened?


I know you want to know all the gory details. Your pseudo-intellectual ego tells you that you must explore the d… Read full post »