Sunday, January 04, 2015

The LuLac Edition #2811, January 4th, 2015


Our “Maybe I’m Amazed” logo.

MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that as the New Year begins one must wonder what will be in store for local governments. Already in Wilkes Barre citizen activists are urging Republicans and others to register to vote to mount a campaign to replace Councilman Tony George who has already announced his intention to run for Mayor. In Lackawanna County campaigns are gearing up for the County Commissioner slots. Two Democrats, Corey O’Brien and Jim Wansacz currently hold the majority while Pat O’Malley has the minority seat. Once more there is buzz about a women candidate but this time it comes from the GOP side.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that there hasn’t been an outright revolt in Cleveland since LeBron James made his return. The return of the King did not engender the turnaround most fans in that town had hoped. Could it be that the battered town is used to losing or just wants to give James space to heal? Or a little bit of both?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is afraid of horses. When the team’s mascot Warpaint (how come people aren’t itching to get that name changed) he heads for the hills.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that the countdown to the season finale of Madmen is starting. AMC is now aired Madmen reruns at 6am.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the most loquacious (yeah right!)  NFL player this year Marshawn Lynch is a devotee of Skittles. The Seahawks superstar just might get an endorsement deal but what in the world would he say?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that one of the biggest trending stories in local media these days has to do with nuns. Both newspapers have done extensive stories on women who have chosen the role of nun as a vocation. Years ago there was barely a mention.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……… the creativity and show biz quality of arrests now arriving on the crime scene in Luzerne County. First a guy gets busted for drug possession and has to have drugs removed from his anal cavity at the hospital. Then a guy shutters himself in a men room in a south Wilkes Barre Supermarket refusing to get off the can. Then WBRE TV’s Sharon Gaeta reports on a pedestrian who was run over by a Lexus going the wrong way in Pringle. The lady she interviews says she hopes the driver turns himself in. Then the report ends with the license plate. When your plate is up at the end of the report, it’s not “if” you turn yourself in but “when”. Back when Hill Street Blues was on the air there wasn’t this much uh, “drama”.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……… how many people in their yearend (forgive me please here) wraps ups referred to Kim Kardashian’s bottom. Women I know for years have been killing themselves at gyms and complaining about the booty problem. Yet this one gets mentioned in every single blasted news wrap. Except for LuLac and Brian Hughes’ Sunday Magazine.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that when I told Mrs. LuLac that Country and Western legend and Hall of Famer Little Jimmy Dickens died yesterday, she explained to me she saw him in concert at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville when he was 90. Dickens, according to her stole the show and received a rousing round of applause. Even though he never crossed over into the pop field like contemporaries Ray Price or Buck Owens, he was a draw.This was one of his biggest hits.

MAYBE I’M AMAZED.…that 49ers Pro Bowler and Tight End Vernon Davis owns a contemporary art gallery in Silicon Valley dubbed Gallery 85.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that in the off season Brian Hartline a member of The Miami Dolphins owns and operates a convenience store outside of Columbus, Ohio. Bet he has a run on anything with Ohio State emblazoned on it this week.


At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marshawn Lynch

At 4:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cavs are doing better this year than they have in years. In tge NBA it is all about getting to the playoffs, which Cleveland will more than likely do.

At 5:06 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Marshawn Lynch

At 5:08 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

The Cavs are doing better this year than they have in years. In tge NBA it is all about getting to the playoffs, which Cleveland will more than likely do.

At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CAVs have Anderson Varejo their big man out for the season and LBJ out for two weeks. Thats 2 of the starting five. The CAVs foundation is stronger than any team in the league with LeBron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love on board. They need a big man, a banger who plays defense and scores!The pieces are not all there yet. I have been a CAVs Fan for 45 years but I honestly dont believe this is a Championship Team, yet. But I do believe...Well I am a Cleveland Fan!

At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sympathies to the Cleveland Sports Fan. Its over 50 years since the last Championship Season, 66 in Baseball, 50 in the NFL and never in the NBA!The Cavs and Indians are good teams, the Browns are headed in the direction of Lake Erie and the Police Department is among the worst in the Country!Cubs fans whine
Cleveland Fans take it well because a generation is used to it! 2015 could be the year?

At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing a smile on my face watching, and listening to Little Jimmy Dickens. I certainly haven't heard that song in 40 years.

At 9:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really liked little Jimmy D. He was a regular at the Grand Ol Oprey...... I saw him when I vacationed in Nashville back in the 90's.


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