Greetings of the Season

An oldie but a goodie: here's a palate cleanser for the second or third or fourth day of Christmas for you. A tip o' the cap to the New Hampshire House Clerk, whose link to this video made Christmas week even more fun for me. And if by some chance this is your first exposure … Continue reading Greetings of the Season

8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 7 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

Our Penultimate entry in our Mannheim Steamroller Octave for Christmas is one of my favorite Carols God Rest You Merry Gentlemen. I'm not a big concert guy as a rule but when I attend as I've said before I like to watch the individual performances, which can be difficult while filming with a hand-held camera … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 7 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 1 Carol of the Bells

My 14 straight days of work since black Friday finally ended on Thursday of last week and on Saturday my wife and I went to the colonial theater in Boston with my oldest to see Mannheim Steamroller, the original Christmas touring band. It was a very nice time. Given the attempts to turn this year's … Continue reading 8 Days of Mannheim Steamroller for Christmas: Day 1 Carol of the Bells

Troll-Feeding and You

by baldilocks I was just thinking about trolls; rather fondly, in fact. There are very few on my Facebook page, because I run a tight ship there. I don't want my parents, nieces and nephews rushing in to defend me when some imbecile insults me, so, while my page is set for anyone to read, … Continue reading Troll-Feeding and You

My first race in eight years just might offer a lesson for you

By John Ruberry "Get up off your arses men Don't let 'em think you're getting lazy Get up out of your easy chairs We gotta lot to do out there, well ain't we." The Kinks, "Get Up." My Sunday post here is a bit late because this morning I ran a race--my first one since … Continue reading My first race in eight years just might offer a lesson for you

A Conversation in the Kavanaugh Home Circa January 2018

Mrs. Kavanaugh: Brett I'm getting sick and tired of all this clutter, you've been promising me you'd get this stuff cleaned out for ages. Brett Kavanaugh: I know dear but these are all mementos of my school days. Mrs. Kavanaugh: Mementos? It's just a bunch of papers. You don't need them for anything Brett Kavanaugh: … Continue reading A Conversation in the Kavanaugh Home Circa January 2018

We Interrupt the day’s outrage for some Todd Tuckey, Pinball (and a dash of Popeye)

On the way back from Lancaster PA and the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network DaWife and I took a Detour towards Philly to visit the Internet's premire Pinball/arcade machine salesman Todd Tuckey As you can see we gave no advance notice so we had no idea what would be going on or even if he would … Continue reading We Interrupt the day’s outrage for some Todd Tuckey, Pinball (and a dash of Popeye)

I Declare August 16: “Point at the MSM and Laugh” Day

Yesterday my lead post talked about the Boston Globe big coordinated attack on Trump Aug 16th and noted that it's not going to be much different than any other day: Given that these outlets have spent the last two years in a relentless all out assault on Donald Trump and have spent every day since … Continue reading I Declare August 16: “Point at the MSM and Laugh” Day

100 Word Fan Fiction: Dale the Whale Beaches Adrian Monk

"Remember, leave that cloth exactly where I told you." "Boss, why all the cloths?  You're been advertising to the world that you're behind this for weeks." "Advertising? No, the indefatigable Capt Leland Stottlemeyer and his boobs in blue aren't remotely smart enough to recognize my signature" said Biederbeck, "I'm only advertising my involvement to one … Continue reading 100 Word Fan Fiction: Dale the Whale Beaches Adrian Monk

Pintastic NE 2018 Final Interview with Gabriel D’Annunzio and 10 quick thoughts

As always we closed Pintastic NE with a final interview with the founder, head man and provider of 20 count them 20 Pinball machines for people to play for free Gabriel D'Annunzio Gabriel's efforts bring the first of my ten thoughts about Pintastic into focus. The amount of work he puts in to bring this … Continue reading Pintastic NE 2018 Final Interview with Gabriel D’Annunzio and 10 quick thoughts

Introducing: The Cracker Barrel “Trigger a Woke Liberal College Student” Dinner Game

Last Saturday night my son and I were having dinner at the Cracker Barrel in Sturbridge and had some time to kill before our order came up.  Rather than play one of the peg games they had for sale I came up with a new game, the "Cracker Barrel Trigger a Woke liberal College Student" … Continue reading Introducing: The Cracker Barrel “Trigger a Woke Liberal College Student” Dinner Game

Pintastic NE Assorted Videos / Interviews (And Maggie the Clown in Disguise)

There was more to Pintastic than Todd Tuckey and Jersey Jack there were the vendors like Ben from Pinbox 3000 c his system has really grown since the first one Steve from Rock Fantasy store/arcade in NY who has been to every pintastic but one Clever to bring a machine that needs slight tweaking to … Continue reading Pintastic NE Assorted Videos / Interviews (And Maggie the Clown in Disguise)

Pintastic 2018 Why Jersey Jack’s Success Matters

At Yesterday's Pintastic NE Jersey Jack of Jersey Jack Pinball held a seminar about his business that produces some of the best pinball machines on the market. These games are constantly in demand both on the market and at the show: During the seminar one of the attendees asked him an obvious question, why has … Continue reading Pintastic 2018 Why Jersey Jack’s Success Matters

The Games in the Pintastic NE Free Play room

It's 2 AM and the free play room is closed at Pintastic but it will be open at 9 am today so if you are thinking if it is worth your time to get a day pass today to play check out this video of the games you will gind Come on down and have … Continue reading The Games in the Pintastic NE Free Play room

Two Big Men at Pintastic NE Gabriel D’Annunzio and Tony

When you're talking Pintastic NE you're talking a lot of fun, such as the Batman 1966 game that has proved to be one of the most popular games in the Free play room. But before you can start playing games like that here is a lot of work from the setup of the vendor room … Continue reading Two Big Men at Pintastic NE Gabriel D’Annunzio and Tony