Archive for the Misc Category


I Just Don’t Get It

I’m from Oklahoma, so there are a whole lot of things I don’t get, simply due to my DNA. I don’t get electricity: how it works, how it knows where to go or how it can carry letters and photos and spam. I don’t get why I am not hugely productive when within five feet […]

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Paul Newman had the Cool Hand… But Morgan Woodward was the Icon

I’ve written before about the three most famous people I ever interviewed: Wilt Chamberlain, H. Ross Perot and Jerry Lee Lewis. But back in my university days, I also interviewed “The Man with No Eyes”, who was cooler than all three of them put together. Remember him? The Walking Boss from Cool Hand Luke? He […]

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Scattershooting with Dead Morgan Freeman

Scattershooting while wondering if Morgan Freeman is dead again.  (I have been off the internets today).  And yes, most of these are Hog Tweets.  See what you have been missing? We are to the point that the only people who can read those stupid Captcha phrases are the spambots they are supposed to be screening. […]

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What’s New Pussycat?

I am not a cat person. Don’t get me wrong. I never used a cigarette to make a girlfriend’s cat’s tail smolder. That was an ex-brother-in-law. On rare occasions, like the two times when a cat actually came to me when I called it, I have petted a cat. And I’m OK with kittens. In […]

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Hungry, Hungry Hippos Will Eat Your Face

Any accidental death is tragic. And yet how can we, as a nation, not laugh out loud when reading about Humphrey the killer pet hippo? Here are the highlights in case you don’t want to read the whole story: • South African Marius Els raised Humphrey the Hippo from six months. • Marius called Humphrey […]

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs

I am not an Apple person. But I’ve always marveled at Steve Jobs. Every young person should read his 2005 commencement address to Stanford University grads. You should, too. And note the ending: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” Wish I would of… R.I.P. Steve Jobs.

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7 Times I Almost Changed the World; Featuring James Garner, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Dubya’s Daddy

Stupid near misses. I came close to changing the world at least seven times. 1. George Herbert Walker Bush — He was running for his second term. He was dog-tired and disappointed that Americans didn’t give him props for whupping Saddam in Gulf War 1. And he was being hammered by a vibrant, young Bill Clinton. […]

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