Sunday, November 09, 2008


Given the current economic climate I thought it appropriate to dig out my old standby recipe to share with all my friends (Both of you). This will hopefully keep you until the upturn.

(In memoriam of a miserable time. But I was there!)

Aperitif: Beer
Salad: Iceberg Lettuce w/ Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
Primi Patti: Hash w/ Ketchup (home made) & Chopped Liver
Segundo Patti: Depression Steak (Gravy on White Bread Toast)
Peas (canned) or Spinach (Canned)
Dessert: Whiskey Bread Pudding (Raid dad’s stash)
Digestif: Bathtub Liquor (See above)


Meanwhile, be sure to pick up some stock in “Top Ramen” soup mix as it sells for 25 cents for a big bowl. We usually use this when we’re sick but now-days we serve this to our guests when we have a soiree.

I’m always confused by the term “sectarian” and “secular” so I keep looking it up in the dictionary. Maybe you have the same problem so I’ll share this with you.
Sectarian: Narrowly confined or limited in interest & scope: a bigoted adherent of a sect.
Sect: a religious body.
Secular: not pertaining to or connected with religion.
Insurgent: one who engages in armed resistance to a government, or to it’s execution of it’s laws, a rebel.
So, if you are a sectarian, you better check your bigoting. And that makes me a secular kind of guy. Also I seem to be some kind of insurgent as I don’t agree with our drug laws. And why do we have to have “Wars” on everything? The War on Drugs, complete with Drug Tzar. The War on Poverty, etc.
We have been brainwashed for the last 70 years that drug use is drug abuse. What our government (and our sectarians) are saying is that if it’s fun and will make you feel good for a bit then it ‘s ABUSE! Jeez, can’t a guy have a little fun now and then without being a felon? Here is what Aldous Huxley wrote after his experiment with LSD in the 50's;
“....But the man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less cocksure, happier but less satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable Mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.”

Happy Halloween? Happy Turkey Day? Happy shopping? This has just become another damn holiday for most people, meaning we have to go out & spend hundreds of dollars so we can take our kids around to beg junk food. This has come a long way from when I was a kid, adults didn’t dress up and go to work in some ridiculous costume all day. It began as a pagan holiday, the Catholic church grabbed onto it, calling it “All Soul’s Day” when nobody really knows if we even have a soul.

Well, now that we have a half white leader we have to question the sanity of anyone who wants to take on a job that is involved in two un-winable wars, an economy that is in the tank, people aborting all over the place, everyone and his mother not able to get a new heart or lung whenever they need one, etc.. Gosh, I sure wouldn’t want the job, and it doesn’t pay anything near what our CEO’s are getting.