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This blog is dedicated to my lil buddy Dude.

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25 Things About Me
Posted:Jan 14, 2015 4:17 pm
Last Updated:Nov 7, 2020 3:27 pm

1. I am originally from SoCal. Moved to northern AZ in 1993.
2. I went to the same Jr. High and High Schools as Jan and Dean, and the same Jr. High as Marilyn Monroe.
3. I am an animal lover and hate people who abuse them.
4. My favorite sport to watch is NFL Football. JUST WIN BABY!
5. My father taught me to play poker when I was about 11.
6. The cat that allowed me to take him in is named Dude. I miss him very much.
7. I was in a commercial once, and in the title shots of a couple movies.
8. My favorite color is yellow - blue is a close second.
9. My hair is somewhat more grey than in my main profile pic and I am actually older.
10. I love most Asian (Thai, Japanese, Indian) foods.
11. I love giving and receiving oral sex. It feels most intimate and when done well is very erotic.
12. I am a pretty good pool player.
13. I am a meat eater. I’ve been told that makes me a dinosaur, a T-rex.
14. I hate cheese amp; , but love pizza. Pizza Hut Meat Lovers, yum. I don’t like bananas either.
15. I gave up on having a cell phone in 2001. I’m been told that also makes me a dinosaur (a no Tech-Rex). But I had to get another in 2016.
16. When I raced in the SCCA I won a couple regional and divisional championships and was invited to the National Championship Runoffs 3 years in a row.
17. I dislike politics, politicians and liars. Oopps, the last two are the same.
18. I am a very good kisser. You are welcome to try and disprove this.
19. I love white water rafting. Paddle or Die! !
20. I am annoyingly good at naming that tune.
21. Regrets I’ve had a few but then again too few to mention.
22. I don’t do coffee (caffeine). So I’m a decaf dinosaur.
23. This one is none of your business, sorry.
24. I do not know how to tie a tie. Does this disqualify me from bondage?
25. That is all I am willing to mention on the inter/web/nets.
Terms Of Usage Not Endearment
Posted:Mar 3, 2022 4:13 pm
Last Updated:May 21, 2022 5:39 am

My buddy Ghost posted about what the site is doing with his, and others, blog posts. This is a follow-up of sorts that and also some / many other people think / believe that what is posted on the various Various Inc. web sites is theirs.

First I will explain why I am including some other people. Many profiles a warning on them, some addressed Sydney University, which goes something like . . .
WARNING: YOU DO NOT permission use any of my profile or pictures in any form or forum both current and future. If you or do, will be considered a serious violation of my privacy and will be subject legal ramifications.

That is meaningless gibberish. The reason for that is these site(s) we are on an agreement called the Terms Of Usage (TOU). By being here and using the site(s) you agreed those terms. Those terms cover and override the meaningless gibberish warning and also cover anything having do with the content you post here. That content is anything and everything (words and pictures) you post on THEIR site(s).

Below I posted section # verbatim of the TOU relevant to the above. I highlighted the pertinent wording.

Grim Reality #1: Anything and everything you, as a of THEIR site(s), post here is theirs do with essentially as they wish. It does not matter whether you like it or not you already agreed .

Grim Reality #2: The fact that private boxes become public has more do with the INCOMPETENCE of the site than any legal obligation keep private.

Grim Reality #3: is NO legal obligation keep anything you post here private.

Grim Reality #4: The obligation this business, or any business, has is make . I for one no expectation(s) that any for profit business would adhere any moral obligation.

Grim Reality #5: I will truly miss ol Ghosty when the good old blogs finally shit the bed.

From the TOU:
. Personal Communications and License Your Content; Right Block or Remove Content.

(a) You acknowledge and agree that your communications with other users or members via chats, conferences, bulletin boards, blogs, posts and any other publicly accessible avenues of communication through the are public and not private communications. Therefore, we strongly encourage you use caution before disclosing any personal information about yourself in your public communications. We are not responsible for information that you choose communicate other users or members, or for the actions of other users or members, and you agree indemnify us and hold us harmless from any losses, liabilities, damages or expenses you may incur due such communications or actions. Except as provided in our Privacy Policy, once you post, send or otherwise make publicly available any Content through the ("Personal Content"), you expressly grant us, and hereby represent that you the right grant us, a perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, assignable, sub-licensable, and transferable right and license quote, re-post, use, copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, incorporate into other works, distribute, transmit, broadcast, communicate, publicly display, publicly perform and otherwise exploit such Content in any form or media, anywhere, and without any notice or compensation to you of any kind. You hereby grant us all consents, rights and clearances to enable us to use such Personal Content for such purposes. Personal Content may be searchable by, and you may be able to view and search Personal Content on, different websites (i.e., different in the form of "co-brands" or "private labels") operated by us or our affiliated entities. Personal Content may also be searchable by third-party search engines, such as google, and bing.

A New Appropriate Name
Posted:Feb 10, 2022 8:35 am
Last Updated:Feb 13, 2022 7:52 am

The new place deserves a new more appropriate name.
The Dark Side is appropriate but is Star Wars-y,
The Blogs is not appropriate because it is now a lot of pictures and little interesting content.
Social Media is close to appropriate but a bit off.

Sooo . . . I hereby dub the A*F*F flub

Sausage Media
Reminiscing in Real Life and Here
Posted:Jan 8, 2022 7:03 am
Last Updated:Feb 18, 2022 8:03 am

Lately I am prone to reminiscing . . .

see following reply

PLEASE Note that I am posting my responses / replies on the new (not improved) side.

Meh Community
Posted:Dec 31, 2021 10:43 am
Last Updated:Jan 9, 2022 2:40 pm

I posted on the new community and nada.

No idea if anyone has seen it or looked at it.

Cannot see anything that resembles the "Recent Posts" on the good blogs.

Saw something about "Trending" - I do not do trends.

not impressed

No Words or Picks
Posted:Nov 21, 2021 6:32 am
Last Updated:Nov 29, 2021 9:52 am

My apologies for a downer post but things have been pretty unhappy around here lately. I don't really have the words or energy to go into any of it.

I won't be making NFL picks this week and can't speak to anything beyond that.
NFL Game Picks – Week 10
Posted:Nov 14, 2021 8:15 am
Last Updated:Nov 14, 2021 1:44 pm

I believe I spaced posting last wee Things have been somewhat unpleasant around here.
Last week my picks shit the bed again WTF I 6 of 1.3

Bye week: Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, NY Giants

No Pick Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins

Atlanta Falcons at Dallas cowturds turds @ dome
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts Colts @ Home
Cleveland Browns at No England patsies patsies ] @ Home
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets Bills
Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers @ Home
Nawlins Saints at Tennessee Titans Titans @ Home
Tommys Bucs at D C Bucs

Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals Cardinals @ dome
Minnesoooda Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers Chargers @ dome

Philadelphia Eagles at Denver donkeys donkeys @ Home
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Packers ] @ Home

K C Chiefs at Vegas RAIDERS RAIDERS @ the Black Hole

L A Rams at San Francisco 49ers Rams

Corona – Not The Cold Kind Pt 1
Posted:Nov 2, 2021 11:45 am
Last Updated:Nov 13, 2021 6:51 am

You may be wondering what’s been up with that Rock guy; he hasn’t responded much or annoyed us for a while – or maybe not. Well like it or not here’s the 411.

Sidebar: (yeah already) I have to acknowledge 3 posts over the last few months for their views on the site’s many issues. I have them marked and intended to make a response – but life. Onward . . .

I mentioned in a blog response a while back I was getting together with some of the old gang – we do not emphasize the old part. Some guys had not seen others for 35 plus years. A lot can, and did, happen in that time – who knew? The original plan would have had 9 of us together camping up at Whitney Portal for about a week. I was going to post up on that but I ended up being the wrangler for this cat roundup. After roughly 500 emails (some may have been off subject and off color), and numerous calls things were set. But plans . . .

We found that 1 guy was deceased as of early 2020 (R I P Arch), 1 we were unable to get in touch with and 1 was being flakey. So it ended up as 6 of us. The location had to be changed within the last weeks before the meet due to weather changing at 8000 ft – but it worked out pretty well since we found a warmer camping area close to Lone Pine – Diaz Lake. The week turned out to be 3 – 4 days due to life which was good since the big west coast storm hit there just after we left.

Since I had the furthest to travel I split my travel into 2 days and stayed in lovely Kingman AZ. I passed on using an air mattress to save time and sacrificed comfort – it seemed like a good idea at the time. I then drove through Death Valley – that also seemed like a good idea at the time. Imagine hours of 75 MPH driving boredom followed by even more boredom but at 35 MPH. Neither I nor another buddy who traveled through DV will do that again.

When I arrived there was a bit of wind in the Owens River Valley - they said to expect gusts of up to 65 MPH for the first 2 days. I don’t know if that was correct but we chose not to mess with putting up tents. Frisbees were neither tossed nor lost. I slept in my friend’s RV’s foldout couch. I was a bit sore from not sleeping in my usual bed (more on that later).

The first time all 6 of us were together was Monday AM at a restaurant in Lone Pine. They decided to sit us (a rather scruffy looking bunch) away from the rest of the diners – we’ve been used to that for decades. Then the restaurant was out of regular coffee that AM - WTF. We were probably a bit loud as we caught up, ‘talked story’ and laughed a lot. At no time did we purloin and of their silverware.

A picture for those of you who are visual. A number of the guys in our group are professional photographers and at various points in time I have worked as an assistant for them. This pic is not by one of them.

As You Can See There Was a Full Moon Over Diaz Lake While We Were There

More later as I document this thing.

It is roughly an hour since I posted this and it still is not visible. Please refer to my 'Sidebar' above.
NFL Game Picks – Week 8
Posted:Oct 31, 2021 7:53 am
Last Updated:Oct 31, 2021 7:55 am

Last week my picks turned out pretty good – I 8 of

I’ll be working in the lab late tonight. Wah ohhh

Bye week: Baltimore, RAIDERS

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals Cardinals @ Dome

Carolina Panthers at ‘lanta Falcons Falcons @ Dome
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills Bills @ Home
San Fran 49ers at Chicago Bears 49ers
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Browns @ pound
Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions Lions @ Dome
L A Rams at Houston Texans Rams
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts Titans
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets Bengals

No England patsies at L A Chargers Chargers @ Dome
Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks Seahawks @ Home
D C at Denver donkeys donkeys @ Home
Tommy Boy’s Bucs at Nawlins Saints Bucs

Dallas cowturds at Minnesota Vikings turds

N Y Giants at Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs @ Home
NFL Game Picks – Week 7
Posted:Oct 24, 2021 6:57 am
Last Updated:Oct 24, 2021 6:58 am

Last week I was 9 of games picked.

Bye week: Buffalo, turds, Jacksonville, LA Chargers, Minnesoooda, Pittsburgh

No pick

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens Ravens @ Home
D C at Green Bay Packers Packers on the globally warmed tundra
‘lanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins Falcons
N Y Jets at No England patsies patsies @ Home
Carolina Panthers at N Y Giants Panthers
Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans Chiefs

The QB Swap Bowl
Detroit Lions at L A Rams Rams @ Dome

Philadelphia Eagles at Vegas RAIDERS RAIDERS @ Dome
Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals Cardinals @ Dome
da Bearz at Tampa Bay Buccos Buccos @ Home

Indianapolis Colts at San Fran 49ers 49ers @ Home

N’awlins Saints at Seattle Seahawks Saints

NFL Game Picks – Week 6
Posted:Oct 16, 2021 10:58 am
Last Updated:Oct 16, 2021 5:06 pm

Last week I was 12 of 16

I’ll be out of town from 10/16 – 23rd but will try to post up picks if I can.

Bye week: ‘lanta, Jets, Saints, 49ers

Tommy Boy’s Bucs at Philadelphia Eagles Bucs

Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars Dolphins @ London
L A Chargers at Baltimore Ravens Chargers
Minnesoooda Vikings at Carolina Panthers Panthers @ Home
Green Bay Packers at da Bearz Packers
Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions Bengals
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts Colts @ Dome
L A Rams at New York Giants Rams
K C Chiefs at DC Chiefs

Good thing there’s no drama happening in Vegas. This is an opportunity for them to come together as a team against a huge rival. So I’m playin a long shot here and hoping the new coach and players buck up and some donkey arce.
Vegas RAIDERS at Denver Broncos RAIDERS
Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns Cardinals
Dallas cowturds at No England patsies turds

Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers @ Home

Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans Bills

NFL Game Picks – Week 5
Posted:Oct 10, 2021 5:40 am
Last Updated:Oct 14, 2021 8:34 pm

Last week I was 9 of - meh

L A Rams at Seattle Seahawks Rams

N Y Jets at ‘lanta Falcons Falcons from jolly ole England

Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers Panthers @ Home
Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals Packers
No England patsies at Houston Texans patsies
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars Titans
Detroit Lions at Minnesoooda Vikings Vikings @ Dome
Denver donkeys at Pittsburgh Steelers donkeys
Miami Dolphins at Tommy Boy’s Bucs Bucs @ Home
New Orleans Saints at D C Saints

Cleveland Browns at L A Chargers Chargers @ Dome
San Fran 49ers at Arizona Cardinals Cardinals @ Dome
N Y Giants at Dallas cowturds turds @ Dome

The Bears main RB is out and QB situation is in the air
da Bearz at Vegas Raiders RAIDERS @ Dome

This looks to be a significant game. A repeat of last season's AFC Championship game chiefs won 38-24. The Bills have had a somewhat easy season so for.
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs @ Home

Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens Ravens @ Home


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