Friday, May 18, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2058, May 18th, 2012

"Maybe I'm Amazed" logo. 


MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that Luzerne County finally has gotten around to filing a lawsuit against Little Red Wagon, that Records Storage place that Bob Reilly was associated with. It’s about time. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that in 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt held a conference with all members of organized football leagues. In that year, 18 players participating in the sport were killed. Roosevelt felt the sport needed to be regulated because it was too violent even though Roosevelt used a few footballers to charge San Juan hill. I’m also equally amazed that the life expectancy for the average American male is 75. If you play in the NFL, it is 58. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that Stan Musial and his late wife Lillian (she died two weeks ago) were married 72 years! 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that CSI Miami finally met its end after ten years. CSI Miami had good character development. David Caruso was superb in it and it will be missed. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that for years, a police official named Mike Keslosky talked about corruption in the ranks of the Old Forge Police Department. Equally amazing was that Keslosky, the winner of a huge civil rights lawsuit was paid no mind. All that said, the officers arrested in Old Forge have yet to present their side of the case. But it can’t help when investigators find a pair of panties in the Chief’s office. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that people still pay homage to the late Pirate Roberto Clemente 40 years after his death. Clemente is regarded as a god in Puerto Rico and Latin America but his Pennsylvania roots are still heavily on display in Major League Stadiums. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….but not so much that the WBRE broadcast of PA LIVE is still going strong. The show has great local segments, breaking news and weather and shows off the activities of Northeastern Pennsylvania in an easy going manner. The show is hosted by Dave Kuharchik and Monica Madeja.  
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..................that there are more English speaking people in India than there are in America. 
MAYBE I'M AMAZED…that former WWE Wrestler Kurt Angle did not make the 2012 Olympics in London. Angle who thrilled wrestling fans at the Arena a few years back is a charismatic entertainer that could have spiced things up as a back story.
 MAYBE I’M AMAZED….......................that the topic of Chinese buffets came up on the topic of Talk Radio today. In this land of plenty, it is a shocking waste to see some of the food discarded by people who’s eyes are bigger than their stomachs. Moderate your plate and if you need to go back for more, no one is looking. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…............that every hour more than 1 billion cells in the body must be replaced.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…that with the death of Donna Summer the other day, floods of memories came back to people in their 40s and 50s who were dating right in the middle of disco. Around here places like Rocky’s, Vispi’s Camelot Lounge, Francescos, the Gallery, The Staircase, and The Cabaret closed out every dance in the 70s and early 80s with what was for this generation, an anthem of how you were doing on the bar scene. If you were lucky enough to dance with someone during this song, you weren’t going home alone…..or if you were, hopefully you had a phone number.


At 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the eternal flame at JFK's grave, I wonder will an "Eternal Disco Ball" hang near the final resting place of Donna Summer."
Actually during a horrid era in music some of Summers material stood tall. Too young to be gone.

At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm amazed that a federal post office is being named after a fallen state trooper.
I don't know for certain, but I am not aware that there is a single post office named for an individual.
I am not taking anything away from Trooper Miller's heroism, but if we are going to name a federal facility for someone, should it not be perhaps a fallen vet of Afganistan or Iraq????

Just saying.

At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stan the Man a Pennsylvania boy and one of the All Time Greatest. Doesnt get the respect he deserves, but check the numbers! Didnt read of his wifes passing.
Stan also sold a ton of harmonicas.
Donna Summer made Disco worth listening to. She was a real Star.


At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The LuLac Edition #2058, May 18th, 2012":

Yonk, with your history, you should be the last one to comment on panties being found the the OF PD Chief's desk.
I enjoy Chinese buffets and hit them at least once a month. Just the other day I had a dish filled with clams and a cup of butter. After removing all of the clams from their shells and letting them soak in the cup of butteer, I ate the first one and damn neared died from the tase of the butter or what ever the hell it was. So don't be too quick to condemn people who dump food from a Chinese buffet because it might be a case of taste and not over loading one's plate.

At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David was always a gentlemen. And there are those of us who miss him since he he went back on the straight and narrow.


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