He's Not Perfect. He's Only an Ordinary Joe.

A Stream of Consciousness Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 22, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Jobs, Politics, Sports, Stream of Consciouness, Writing
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Chicago Art Department via Foter.com / CC BY I am doing something different this week–a stream of consciousness post. It will feature some of the thoughts that have been rattling my brain over the past few weeks. It may sound like gibberish or the musings of someone who had too much wacky tobacky (I don’t […]

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French Related Pick-Up Lines in Honor of Bastille Day Weekend

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 15, 2017 - Features, Love
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Vive la France, la Tour de France, and la Bridgette Bardot! Another Bastille Day weekend is here. Although I have never been to France in my life, I skidded off the road once in Paris, Illinois, and I was awestruck visiting Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. I did take French courses in the 1990’s, […]

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Once Again, At a Loss for Words

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 9, 2017 - Features, Jobs, Little Depression, Love, Music, Politics, Sports, Writing
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▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓ via Foter.com / CC BY-SA About this time last year, I wrote a post called “A Loss for Words”. Guess what? I am at a loss for words again. Because I am nearly as mute as Harpo Marx, I’m not going to write about: Independence Day–It was too short of a holiday. […]

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Quotes for Independence Day, 2017

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 4, 2017 - Features
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Onasill ~ Bill Badzo via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Happy 241st Birthday, America! May the skies be spacious, the mountains majestic, the Plains fruitful, and the seas shine on the East and West Coasts. Rather than write the usual “I’m proud to be an American” post or try to describe the feelings of the Founding […]

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Canada at 150

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 1, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Music, Sports, TV
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Ian Muttoo via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Now that the revelry over my natal day is over, it is time to commemorate other birthdays. Not only the United States and France are turning another year older this month, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend. I only visited Canada once in my life. During […]

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Another Birthday for Me

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 23, 2017 - Features, The Big 56
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Hip, hip hurray. Another year, another birthday. This year, I will be 56. In less than a decade, I will be eligible for Social Security and Medicare. I will have to start liking “old man” food like prune and grapefruit salads, pureed chicken, creamed spinach, and stewed cauliflower rather than stick-to-your ribs, youthful, all-American fare […]

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Holy Goodbye, Batman!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 17, 2017 - Features, TV
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enigmabadger via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Sad news from the super hero world. At a time when Wonder Woman is demolishing the competition at the movie box office, I was saddened to hear several days ago that Adam West, who played Batman on TV, passed away. To me, West, not Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, Christian […]

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“Since June 2016 (Very Bizarre)”-A Poem from the Ordinary Joe

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 10, 2017 - Features, Poems, The Big 55, Writing
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Thomas Hawk via Foter.com / CC BY-NC I’m back! Thanks to Al Tureegogh for holding down this fort while I took a little break from the soapbox. I didn’t go anywhere but I thought it was time for Tureegogh to blather some words of wisdom or wisdumb if you prefer. At the end of June, […]

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Where Art Thou Ordinary Joe? Guest Post by Al Tureegogh

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 3, 2017 - Al Tureegogh, Flicks, Politics, Writing
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AshtonPal via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Where art thou, oh where art thou, Ordinary Joe? Hi, this is Al Tureegogh, Ordinary Joe’s good friend. I’ve been searching high and low for the Ordinary Joe, but he is nowhere to be found this week. Maybe he is taking a vacation. He has admitted to me that […]

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Memorial Day, 2017

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 29, 2017 - Features
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alpost1 via Foter.com / CC BY-ND It’s Memorial Day, 2017. Always remember the fallen. . . . Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day The greatest patriots are those who gave up their lives in warfare.

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