Author Archives: Franzman

I like to do things myself

I like to do things myself

This ‘Automation’ on nearly everything is starting to irritate me. I am perfectly capable of texting with out the suggestions and incorrect ‘corrections‘ from Samsung. Many cars today beep at you every time you put it in reverse…all this is doing is desensitizing us to warnings, and pissing me off. When I back out of…Read more »

Parade Magazine

Parade Magazine

I’ve always liked it ever since I was a kid. This past Sunday’s Parade Magazine had a great segment called, ‘Stay Healthy…Spring Clean Your Brain!’ in which the executive director of the Global Council on Brain Heath said, “I’ve mad a conscious decision to turn off bad news and realize how lucky we are to…Read more »

rock ‘n’ roll memoir

rock ‘n’ roll memoir

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson is taking the cap off his life with the publication of his autobiography, The Lives of Brian. His publishing director Rowland White says, “From growing up in the north-east [of England], the son of a former British army sergeant-major and an Italian mother, to fronting world’s biggest rock band, The Lives…Read more »

Here’s the latest

Here’s the latest

I found this article online and cut and pasted it here for ya: Sun, April 11, 2021, 10:32 AM It hasn’t yet been a full month since President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. This $1.9 trillion legislation authorized the delivery of a third coronavirus stimulus check. The Urban Institute analyzed…Read more »

I found this online

I found this online

3 Reasons There Could Be a Fourth Stimulus After All by Maurie Backman | April 4, 2021 Is a fourth stimulus check in the cards? Here’s why it might be. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan made a lot of Americans happy — namely because it allowed for a third stimulus check to go out…Read more »

I bought the 45

I bought the 45

…and brought it to the kitchen table for dinner. How would you feel if your 13 year old boy brought this to the table? muh, muh, muh, my Sharona!Read more »

Does St. Jude Hospital really not charge?

Does St. Jude Hospital really not charge?

The hospital costs about $2.8 million a day to run, but patients are not charged for their care…EVER! St. Jude is the Patron Saint of lost causes. Here’s the prayer (it works.) Novena to St. Jude – Desperate Situations and Hopeless Cases Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church…Read more »

“Bar Smells”

“Bar Smells”

Article from Food & Wine Magazine: Lots of us miss going to our favorite bar, so Miller Lite is here to help … by making candles that smell like a bar. Their limited-edition “Bar Smells” candles come in three scents: Game Day Bar, which is described as smelling like salted peanuts, jalapeno and cracked leather;…Read more »

Are we too sensitive?

Are we too sensitive?

I found this on TMZ: The Hindu American Foundation is urging Simpsons creator Matt Groening to do something about the character Apu which they find offensive and potentially dangerous to the Hindu-American community. Hindu leaders are reacting to a recent interview Groening gave to USA Today in which he said he’s proud of the Apu…Read more »

I always liked westerns

I always liked westerns

and this one has fantastic cinematography that really captures what the landscape must have looked like in the latter part of the 1800s. By today’s attention-span standards Once Upon a Time in the West has very long and drawn out scenes that may bore some but I love this movie. It came out in 1968…Read more »