Wednesday night's social at Lakes Cafe and Pub was fun, as usual, and Danny and Richard were there orchestrating the dart league. Hector and Lourdes were already there when I arrived. Rosie and her son, my little pal Danny, came in right after me. It was nice to see my pal, Sue, who is in the dart league. We keep importing our AREA 51 members into the fold there, but we're trying to do it little by little. We've got too many loonies to let out of the home at the same time.
The dart league was going strong and the players were really into their games. I'm just happy of the advent of plastic tipped darts. Back in the day, they were steel tipped and it's kinda scary when an errant throw from a well embibed patron hits your neighbor.
A Quick Note: Hershey's Chocolate is moving it's operation to Mexico. As much as I like Hershey's chocolate, they can stick it ! Sell that shit to the Mexicans.
The Pictures: Speaking about AREA 51, I've added some pictures of the Mars robotic explorer that was launched this month. It's expected arrival will be in Spring, 2008, and the results of the exploration should be interesting. There's also a very good example of how the Japanese negotiate in hostage situations, which the United States should make note of. You make the call.
This Date In History: 1906; An earthquake measuring 8.6 on the Richter Scale virtually destroys the city of Valparaiso, Chile, killing thousands of people. 1948; Baseball great, Babe Ruth, dies at the age of 53 in New York City. 1977; Elvis Presley, age 42, is found dead at his Graceland mansion, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Elvis Presley was an integral influence on my music. Althought the first performer to influence me was the great Hank Williams, Elvis came along at a time when I was learning to play the guitar and perform. Thirty years ago today, Elvis died, so I thought I'd play one of his songs for you. This was recorded when Elvis returned to perform in Las Vegas, 1968. The song is entitled, "That's All Right".
Birthdays: Menachem Begin and Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Ministers (1913 and 1923), Frank Gifford, football player and sportscaster (1930), Madonna (1958),
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my pal, Victor !
The Book Report: (Author's note: Please do not read this if you are easily offended or have had a humor bypass).
Students at a local high school were asked to review two books, "Titanic" and "My Life" by Bill Clinton. One student turned in his report with the proposition that the two stories were nearly identical. His professor gave him an A+ for his report:
Titanic: Cost $29.99 Clinton: Cost $29.99
Titanic: The story of Jack and Rose, their forbidden love and the subsequent catastrope. Clinton: The story of Bill and Monica, their forbidden love and the subsequent catastrophe.
Titanic: Jack is a starving artist. Clinton: Bill is a bullshit artist.
Titanic: In one scene, Jack enjoys a good cigar. Clinton: Ditto for Bill.
Titanic: Jack teaches Rose to spit. Clinton: Lets not go there !
Titanic: Rose gets to keep her jewelry. Clinton: Monica's forced to return her gifts.
Titanic: Rose remembers Jack for the rest of her life. Clinton: Bill doesn't remember Jack.
Titanic: Rose goes down on a vessel full of seamen. Clinton: Monica...er, let's not go there, either !
Titanic: Jack surrenders to an icy death. Clinton: Bill goes home to Hillary - basically the same thing.
That's it for today, My little Favorite Martians. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !
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