News for February 2023

Belzer Dead

So Richard Belzer died. This one stuck with me, as in ’89 I was a little lost and thought “Hey, I’d like to be a stand-up comic!”. Bought his book. Changed my mind after reading.

I don’t know – I just remember that book.

But when I read the posting on his death, I renewed my appreciation for his wit/wisdom. His last words were absolute legend.

RIP Belzer!

Posted: February 20th, 2023
Categories: celebrity, death, humor
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Sounds Like a Personal Issue?

Was watching the ESPN NFL Honors show on Thursday and a little struck by one segment – “Angry Runs”. This was to award the best running back run of the year. Seems like an unfortunate name, though.

Posted: February 11th, 2023
Categories: odd, sports
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Vanilla Extract Party!

Read this article and was reminded of the challenges while working in grocery retail (before current role) with extracts. One of the highest theft items. That’s why many retailers go with synthetics (alcohol-free).

Also reminded me of many years ago when I worked at Kinko’s (was open 24 hours) and I was on the overnight shift (alone) and would see many homeless people come in (snowing, cold weather) seeking warmth. So many smelled of vanilla or had great breath (drinking mouthwash they stole from Walgreens down the road). Weird times and memories and experiences – but it’s a thing.

Don’t get me started on hairspray …

Posted: February 4th, 2023
Categories: crime, drugs, odd, products, work
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