Sunday, August 19, 2007

I'm beginning to check out options for planning a trip to Nashville, TN and then to Kentucky. My dad lives in Benton, about 30 minutes from Paducah. Alex has convinced himself that it will be charming, like cottage country in Ontario.

Paducah manages to be both rural and charmless, like a little hunk of Northern New York State. I went looking around You Tube and discovered the apparent phenomenon of William Sledd who has a popular series of You Tube videos on the theme "Ask a Gay Man" if, in fact, you want the opinion of a 23-year-old gay man who lives in Paducah what he thinks of the man-purse (he's pro).

My favorite descriptive passage from a video synopsis:

Before there was Virginia Tech, before there was Columbine, there was Paducah!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I'm not doing such a good job of the posting to the blog of late. New job, long hours, family health crisis, etc.

But you know who is totally blogging? Jimmie "J.J." Walker. You know, the "Dy-no-mite!" guy from Good Times. Check it out. Ellipsis up, paragraphing down! From JJ Facts:

The term "maximizing one's potential" could have been coined to describe the life of Jimmie Walker

You'll note that he includes posts from November and September of this year, months that have not happened. From this we can determine that he has traveled to the future and concluded that Barack Obama is not all that and that if one is in the sunset years of one's comedy career, it's better to be the entertainment on a cruise ship than to tour comedy clubs.