Ackshually….

I saw this, what, tweet? at Knuckledraggin:

And I had to correct the Internet, again.

  • The Geo Metro was first available in 1989.
  • By the middle 1980s, the 8-Track player was no longer the thing in cars. All of my cars from the era had cassette players.
  • I was finta say that “Smooth Jazz” is a recent coinage for what we called “easy listening” in the 1980s, but I might be anachronistic here myself as I only heard the term applied to a radio station in St. Louis in the early part of this century. Wikipedia and All Music put its origins earlier, but I’m not sure if the term was applied and I just didn’t know it. Although the All Music entry looks like a snapshot of my record shelves.
  • Although I did not have a Geo Metro (I did, however, have a Geo Storm for a couple of years), I did have a 1984 Mustang with a balky carb that was hard to start, especially in the cold (and it was only my daily driver from like January to May in 1997). My friend Walter, who that spring painted my face up for Mardi Gras, said, “Give it seven and pray to Heaven.” Because I would pump the gas roughly seven times to prime it; any fewer would be too little, and any more might flood it.

Sorry, I think we wandered a bit from correcting the Internet into personal reminiscences. But that is the way of the blog, ainna?

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Brian J.’s Recycler Tour, Arkham Edition

From this date in 2010:

Brian J. Noggle is so vain, he thinks this song is about him and is sending him coded messages from The Messiah Team detailing the secret conspiracy of grocery store bread vendors against him. So maybe “vain” isn’t the operative word.

Facebook, and Twitter, used to be good for a quip, before the algorithms got too sophisticated and stopped showing them to people I know.

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The Perfect Easter Movie

Ladies and gentlemen, we at MfBJN have conclusively proven that Lethal Weapon is a Christmas movie, and we have admitted that Lethal Weapon 2 is not a Christmas movie. But hear me now and believe me later:

Lethal Weapon 2 is an Easter movie.

Now, it is not set during the Easter season that I can tell; however, review the following:’

  • Martin Riggs is tortured;
  • Riggs carries the means of his execution to the place of execution;
  • Riggs “dies”;
  • He descends to a watery grave;
  • He rises again;
  • In his second coming, he brings justice and retribution to the wicked.

You see: It was The Passion of the Christ before Gibson had enough clout to make the movie he really wanted to make.

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Brian J.’s Recycler Tour Goes Round and Round

Several funny things posted on this day in history.

March 15, 2014:

Trivia fact: In the song “Norwegian Pie”, Don McLean drives his Ford to the fjord.

March 15, 2012:

Brian J. Noggle points out that, in the Marvel Universe, they would only be the Teenage Ninja Turtles since their powers came from alteration, not birth.

March 15, 2011:

Brian J. Noggle expects that, with all the inflation, the Mötley Crüe song will have to be covered as “Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls”.

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Gallows Humor In Our Time

I might have turned off the Nuclear event setting on my First Alert Emergency Weather Radio prematurely.

How many people will Democrat policies have saved should a nuclear event occur, a strike on a city that has been turned into a dystopian, crime-ridden pit from whom many residents have already fled? Are they playing four-dimensional chess?

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Brian J.’s Recycler Tour Continues

On February 18, 2016, I quipped:

When the little old lady threw her shoulder into me, knocked me off my chair, and took my ten of hearts, I realized it wasn’t a misprint: we were really playing contact bridge.

Also, on February 18, 2020, when I was taking a triathlon class at the YMCA, I said:

I kick through wood better than I kick through water.

Given how few martial arts classes I’ve had in the last year, this might no longer be true.

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Brian J.’s Recycler Tour Plays The Bars

From this date in 2015:

The government won’t admit it, but pinball score inflation is a real problem that working class families experience every time they play pinball.

A bumper that would have scored you 100 points in 1972 now scores you 10,000,000 points.

When will we stand up to Big Pinball and the cartel’s point gouging?

Man, I have a long Internet trail.

Also, sometime this year I am likely to repost a Recycler Tour post that I have already posted. A full trip around the sun will occur since I started these posts in last April.

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The Football Game Monday Night

So my oldest boy came home from school and said, “Roll, Tide!” over and over. Apparently, one of his friends is an Alabama fan, so he caught onto the chant and kept repeating it. Loudly.

At the dinner table, the youngest expressed his confusion. His brother helpfully said, “Roll, Tide!” louder and with a misshapen Southern accent.

“They call Alabama the Crimson Tide,” I explained to the youngster, who might have had a brief glimmer of understanding lost when I followed with the apparent non sequitur, “Call me Deacon Blues.”

That might not have made sense to anyone at the dinner table, but it made all the sense in the world to me.

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