Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thursday Random Thoughts 4/3

Stuff that I have been thinking about:

-Other than Mt. Cat does anyone else off the top of their head know what "The politics of Contraband" is ?? (without looking it up)

-There is this restaurant here near where I work called Johnny Burrito that has been giving out free burritos for lunch all week. I am not sure if that is a good thing or if their food is so bad that they have to give it away.

-Speaking of Mexican food, my wife and I are trying to eat healthier and lose a few pounds so this past weekend I made tacos with ground turkey instead of beef. They were not bad at all!

-I found another funny name in my customer follow up list this week that I want to share but the last time that I did that that actual person e-mailed me wondering why I posted their name, so maybe I shouldn't post this new one.

-Odd search note of the week: Someone from Tehran Iran on the "Islamic Republic" government IP site googled us and read Mt. Cat's Al Pacino post on Monday. Hey Vin - you better not get a fatwa started over our blog!

-If any of you go to see the movie Leatherheads this weekend this may interest you. Most of the movie was shot in and around Charlotte, NC including most of the football game scenes. OK so maybe that doesn't interest you... but it does me.

-Thank goodness they finally got around to voting Ramiele off of American Idol. I guess it's Goodbye Malubay.

-On our trip last week as we were driving through rural Alabama my wife spotted a billboard for (no joke) coffin sales. It was quite unique to say the least and she was cracking up. Has anyone else ever seen a billboard advertising coffins before?

-Check this out. I went into a Wal-Mart in Panama City Beach while on vacation and inside was not only a full surf shop complete with an entire station for airbrushing t-shirts but there was also a liquor store. Yes you read correctly there was a liquor store in the Wal-Mart in Panama City Beach. And people wonder why that area is referred to as the "Redneck Riviera"

-If you are ever bored (REALLY bored) sometime check out the show called Yo Gabba Gabba on Noggin TV. This show is a trip. It's kind of hard to explain but they have these creatures who dance around to hip hop type music and teach kids valuable life lessons like keep your hands to yourself, how to eat healthy and brush your teeth, and clean up after yourself. It's hilarious to watch and they even get celebrity guests on there to dance with the creatures. Does anyone else out there know what I am talking about? Now why didn't Mt. Cat and I think that idea up?

-I think that I am going to get a chance to do something really cool next week but I am not positive yet so I don't want to jinx it. Stay tuned though because I will tell you all about it if it happens.

-Doc

65 comments:

The Mountain Cat said...

That red thing with the one eye looks like something you'd find in a sex shop. What ARE they trying to teach our kids???

Lu' said...

my guess, is something concealed against the rules or laws.

Dana said...

"The politics of Contraband"? Does it make me a geek if I tell you I do??

Ground turkey, in anything well seasoned, is FABULOUS!

Lu' said...

Hopefully Johnny Burritos didn't have the health inspector stop by just prior to the give away week...

Jay said...

Substituting ground turkey for ground works well in Chili too. Not so much for meat loaf though. I usually mix the two. Half ground beef and half ground turkey.

Politics of Contraband? That was the title of an episode of Miami Vice, right?

Kidding. I think it's a book that is some companion to Star Wars movies or something like that.

Doc said...

Jay is pretty doggone close with his first guess!

Knight said...

Hmmm... Politics of Contraband sounds like a fancy way to refer to drug trafficking.

The Mountain Cat said...

Jay, 'Here's a little money, now we'll do it just the way we planned
You be cool for twenty hours, and I'll pay you twenty grand.'

Doc said...

Dana - not a geek at all...

Lu - I don't know. I am not eating there... Yuck!

Knight - you are close too... are you an 80s music fan?

Lu' said...

Oh I remember, Cantraband was a music group that came out in the 80's. I think they originated in Nicarugua. They never really caught on though. I think I saw them on Amercan Bandstand or was it Soul Train.

Doc said...

I will admit to you guys that it took Mt. Cat a minute or two to get this one... It surprised me because he is usually all over stuff like that.

Doc said...

Lu - and their lead singer was Daniel Ortega right?

Or was that Sam Sham and the Sandanistas ???

The Mountain Cat said...

'I'm sorry it went down like this. Someone had to lose. It's the ultimate enticement....'

Doc said...

'Ask any DEA man he'll say there's nothign he can do....'

Bina said...

Okay, how can you even mention the fact that you have a great name, and then not mention it? SO unfair.

Hmmm, never seen a billboard for coffins. Taht's kinda creapy. Do they want people to start dying more or what? I mean, am I supposed to call and say, "Hey, I saw your ad and I'm just DYING to buy a coffin!" (I crack me up).

Hey! I have been to that WalMart in Panama City! Oh yes sirree I have! You know the most fun I had there? Well, I can't tell you the most fun I had at the state park, but the second most fun I had was riding scooters around! We did that for four hours and my God it was fun!

Doc said...

Do they want people to start dying more or what? I mean, am I supposed to call and say, "Hey, I saw your ad and I'm just DYING to buy a coffin!" (I crack me up). - Bina I just about peed my pants reading your comment... HAHAHAHAHAAAA !!!

The Mountain Cat said...

'From the office of the president right down to me and you
Me and you
It's a losing proposition, but one you can't refuse
It's the politics of contraband, it's the....'

Micky-T said...

Our tacos are ground turkey, I never noticed when Bic changed from beef.

The Mountain Cat said...

You belong to the city, you belong to the nigh....oops wrong song.

Christine said...

Or even worse, you call your friend who is dying and tell them that there's a sale!

I think Noggin TV is just ripping off the Teletubbies! Memba them??

Ginormous Boobs said...

I'll have to put that show on my "things to do while high" list.

Leighann said...

I think you should email me the funny name. I went to high school with a girl named Latwatta, is it funnier than that?

Yo Gabba Gabba makes me want to hurt people!

The Mountain Cat said...
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The Mountain Cat said...

The look like they belong on the Bugaloos from The Sid & Marty Krofft Superstar Hour. Memba them??

Doc said...

The bugaloos... the buggy bugaloos. They are here and there and EVERYWHERE !

Doc said...

MickyT - you didn't even notice?

LOL @ Boobs !!

Leighann - You hate Yo Gabba Gabba?

Christine - I never saw teh teletubbies but did they do hip-hop?

Jahooni said...

Funny that you cracked up about the coffin billboard because awhile back i almost fell on the floor after shopping at Costco. While walking to the door there was an entire section with real coffins and everything for sell! My sister's husband is from Bahrain and he actually took our picture standing in front it!
whew... we laughed for hours on that one!

The AbsolutGator said...

Doc - You were in Florida! I'm surprised we don't have liqour sections in Toys R' Us yet!

Doc said...

Jahooni - that is funny. Coffins at Cosco LOL!

Absolut - My point is that Wal- Mart won't sell albums with words they think are offensive but you can buy a bottle of Johnny Walker - Something ain't right about that.

Leighann said...

Leighann - You hate Yo Gabba Gabba?

HATE is not a strong enough word!

Doc said...

Oh come on... that show is great. It's certainly better than Diego, Dora, Franklin, Moose A. Moose and the WORST show ever created The Upside Down Show. (and that show has a guy named Shane on it)

Karen said...

I don't know Yo Gabba Gabba, but I am pretty sure it will enduce seizures so I will refrain from watching it.

I want to see Leather Heads really, really badly. Though the draw has nothing to do with the NC connection...

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc, Well you hate The Simpson and The Family Guy so I would not take much stock in Yo Gabba Gabba!
LOL.

Doc said...

Karen - Must be for Rene Zelwigger then....


Vin - BIG difference there chuckle head, the things I refuse to watch are CARTOONS. Adults shouldn't watch cartoons! Yo Gabba Gabba is live action.

Leighann said...

Doc my daughter will bitch slap you if she hears you say ANYTHING bad about Dora *giggle*

Keep in mind that I once worked in a daycare, there aren't ANY kids shows that I like! Hell I barely even like the kids who watch kid shows anymore!

Leighann said...

chuckle head BAHAHAHA!

Leighann said...

And for the record, the worst show EVER made.... Doodle Bops!!

Doc said...

I never heard of Doodle Bops but it sounds horrendus... Nothing is worse than that upside down show... NOTHING.

and I hate Dora and Diego (but it's for their subliminal influences)

As American as Apple Pie said...

Ooo, yeah! Doodle Bops suck! Of course, all kids shows are annoying to me, except "Curious George". We love that at our house. We watch 4 times/day. I think I've seen every episode 12 times!

Dianne said...

hey, thanks for stopping by my blog!

I haven't seen coffin sales billboards but I have seen tons of headstone/monument billboards.

I woke up to the Noggin channel once, must have hit the remote in my sleep. Scared the crap out of me, I was certain all the drugs from years ago had suddenly been re-activated. There's some freaky stuff out there for kids.

As American as Apple Pie said...

Doc--you haven't even begun your journey into annoying kid's shows yet. It will be fun to watch you slowly go insane!

As American as Apple Pie said...

Boobs--you cracked me up!

Dianne--you're welcome. Good stuff. I almost peed my pants at your Noggin comment! Another good reason not to have cable.

Doc said...

I might have missed it but it seems that no one knows "the policitcs of contraband" ???



(even though damn Mt. drew a freakin' roadmap - LOL)

The Mountain Cat said...

Leighann, What exactly constitutes as a bitch slap?...Oh wait we went over this before. Never mind.

But Leighann, I did see that big red Yo Gabba Gabba thing on your Passion Party sales page. Can you custom make one with a big eye in the middle of it like that picture?

Doc said...

I think I am going to do my best to work Yo Gabba Gabba into as many blog posts as possible

Morgan said...

Ah, I found your blog through Hopper's.
If you want really awesome burritos, come down to Wilmington and visit Flaming Amy's. No, I'm not a paid sponsor; it's just one of my favorite places and seeing how we're both Tar Heels, well, I'm just sayin'....

Becky said...

Yo Gabba Gabba frightens me so very much. Who the hell thinks of this stuff? AND WHY DO KIDS LIKE IT SO MUCH?

Leighann said...

and I hate Dora and Diego (but it's for their subliminal influences)

The same reason my husband BANS them from our house when he's here!

Leighann said...

Apple I was going to tell him the same thing, the shows only get WORSE as they get older!

Leighann said...

Mt Cat do I need to show you a bitch slap again? I know how much you liked it last time! MUWAHAHA!

If you saw that thing on my page you were clearly in the wrong section!

Leighann said...

I think I am going to do my best to work Yo Gabba Gabba into as many blog posts as possible

Well everyone, I thank you for your time, but since Doc obviously wants me gone, I'll go peacefully.

Farewell.

Doc said...

Morgan - Welcome to YJKOBT - come back often - I actually think I have been to flaming Amy's before !!! Yummy!

Doc said...

Aunty Becky - Something told me that you would know about Yo Gabba Gabba (and it's people very much like Vince and I that come up with stuff like it according to my wife)

I am gonna miss Leighann... *sniff sniff* LOL ;-)

Hopper said...

howdy doc... thanks for dropping by the old site... i always like to drip by and see what you all are up to... i added a story yesterday about the whole binge drinking thing... the one about wiping the shit out of his ears... and yeah... you better watch out for that fatwa... these guys don't fuck around... they may even send one of their virtual assassins to your site... ugghhmmmmm... maybe that's sort of in bad humor... ah well... that's what's great about freedom of speech... later doc...

As American as Apple Pie said...

Politics of Contraband=Smuggler's Blues.

Doc said...

I bet Apple cheated....

DirkStar said...

Thank god she got voted off...

I told my wife she was get the boot.

Not that I watch American Idol...

I just caught it as I was changing channels to wrestling.

Single In The City said...

That show should be banned! I cannot stand it and I am really mean to my niece she can only watch it in the basement or in her room with the door shut!!!

HATE THEM!!!!!

Jahooni said...

and why was i not invited to this conversation?

As American as Apple Pie said...

Doc--why do you say that?

Dirkstar-- Sure you don't.

Single--WOW! That's a lot of hatred.

Jahooni--didn't you get it in the mail?

Real Live Lesbian said...

No billboards, but in Donelson, TN ...right down the road here...we have a discount coffin shop. Seriously. If you're broke and dead, they'll fix you right up!

Sitting in Silence said...

For what it's worth I once saw an advertisment in my local paper for a coffin....

It read...New never used ?....

Whattttttttt theeeeeeeee !!!...

Hopper said...

hey doc... i don't think it's what you're expecting but... well... i dug around and found a piece i've been working on for quite some time...

Doc said...

Dirk - Sure you don't watch AI... Sure you don't.

Single - you are too funny... YO GABBA GABBA !!!

Jahooni - you are ALWAYS invited.. We missed you while you were high rollin' in Vegas

RLL - That is just crazy... but practical I guess.

SiS - It dadgum better be new and not used.... I don't think coffins are recyclable

Doc said...

Hopper - Lemme check it out.