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Post 398–World Cup, Blue State America, and Jerry Springer–An Appreciation!?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 16, 2018 - Features, Sports, TV
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This is the 398th post of this blog. May I write at least another 398 more. So are you ready for some football–international football (aka soccer), that is. The World Cup is being held in Russia. Since the Americans are not participating, my interest in the Cup is far under par than my interest of […]

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Swimsuit Competitions and Summer Camp–Oh My!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 9, 2018 - Features
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What is this world coming to? Not only did the Golden State Warriors swept King LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and an expansion franchise from Las Vegas made it to the Stanley Cup finals (and it snows about as often in Vegas as a down-and-out gambler winning a million dollars […]

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A Nation of Jerks

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 2, 2018 - Extraordinary Margie, Features, Politics, Sports, TV, Writing
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It’s a fad, fad, fad, fad world. Some fads become beloved institutions like Mickey Mouse, Beatles and Elvis music, WWE wrestling, surfing, and laptop computers. Other fads go and come back like 3-D movies, vinyl records, Quisp cereal, McRib sandwiches, Pac-Man, Captain America, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and Wonder Woman. And then there are some fads […]

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A Brief Message for Memorial Day 2018

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 27, 2018 - Features
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It’s Memorial Day weekend. Although summer does not start until June 21, this is traditionally regarded as the first weekend of the hot weather season. After spending months in winter clothes and trying to cope with blizzards and cold wave, it is time to wear shorts and T-shirts, swim, barbecue, sunbathe, eat picnic lunches, sleep […]

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Blahs/Yeahs

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 19, 2018 - Blah/Yeah, Politics, Sports, TV
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Since a lot is going on this mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world called Earth, I believe it’s time for a Blah/Yeah (formerly Boos/Yahoos) post. This is when I climb up my soapbox like a Roman emperor and express my disinterest or interest on some of the current events of the day. I know some […]

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A Few Words of Wisdom to the Class of 2018

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 12, 2018 - Features
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This is my annual post in which I give a few words of wisdom–actually, wisdumb–to graduating students. To the Class to 2018: Pretty much every graduation speech has some celebrity, politician, or the class valedictorian will tell how you are special and how you will make the world a better place. I must admit this […]

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Place Your Bets! 2018 Kentucky Derby

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 5, 2018 - Features, Sports
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The sound of a bugle, the garland of roses, the chirps of cardinals, the smell of fresh manure and even fresher bourbon, the bacchanalian antics of drunk partygoers, the curses of thousands of broken down gamblers betting their last two dollars on two-bit colts limping off to the glue factory–it’s Kentucky Derby time! One question […]

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Oprah’s America vs. Roseanne’s America

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 28, 2018 - Features, Politics, TV
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Oh my Hollywood stars, I am going to write a post about Roseanne Barr. I never liked Roseanne’s brand of comedy. I thought the Roseanne show was crude, obnoxious, sophomoric, and vastly overrated. It couldn’t hold a laugh track to other great blue collar sitcoms like The Honeymooners, All in the Family, Sanford and Son, […]

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Strange Days or The Seven Years’ Writing Itch–Happy Birthday to My Blog!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 21, 2018 - Features
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Bring out the cake, ice cream, balloons, dancing girls, and a brass band! My blog is celebrating its seventh birthday! The past seven years for me have not been like A Tale of Two Cities–the best of times and the worst of times. Instead, they have been like something like a The Twilight Zone episode […]

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Gotta Say It: Tax Quotes for the Tax Season

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 15, 2018 - Features
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Right now, I am humming the rock oldie “Time of the Season”. The reason I am doing this is not that it’s rabbit season or duck season or even the best season to eat stale Easter candy. No, the dreaded tax season has come again. Even though I’m not an evader, I am pretty much […]

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