Archive for May, 2008


      Howdy Friends and Neighbors:  Some of my favorite phrases come from the character, “Norm,” on the TV show “Cheers.”  As he entered the bar, everyone in the place would yell his name and then someone would always ask him a question, and he always had the best replies.  My favorite is the one where the bartender “Sam” asked the simple small talk question, “What’s up Norm?”  And his response is ever so true today.  He simply responded, “The cost of living!”   I find myself saying the same thing every time someone asks me the very same question.  Norm had a bunch of good comebacks for his grand entry into the tavern.  Another favorite of mine was when Coach asked, “What’s it like out there?”  Norm’s answer, “It’s a dog-eat-dog world and I’m wearing milk-bone underwear!”  Another one: “Hey Norm, how’s the world been treating you?”  I love this one… Norm: “Like a baby treats a diaper!”  And if you know how big I am, you’ll like this one as much as I do.  “Whatcha up to Norm?”  “My ideal weight if I were eleven feet tall!”   (more…)


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Red Hams

Howdy friends and neighbors.  Man, did I stir the pot last week with my attendance to the PACCS (prairie dogs, armadillos, cows, chickens and skunks) meeting where heated discussion over our endorsement for the Democratic nominee took place.  My e-mail line was glowing red-hot as it maxed out on wattage from opinions that came in from across the plains like tumbleweeds into a five-wire fence on a breezy day.  Of course, the range of discussion was about as wide as it was shallow.  But, I do have to say that the porcine group caught my attention with their threats to protest and promise to cause total disruption at our final meeting at the Elks Lodge in Arnett, Oklahoma.  The swine group has a severe case of the “red ham” and their tails have gone straight over the fact that their 27 delegates won’t have a say in the endorsement process.  (more…)

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