The Good Old Days Are RIGHT NOW


“These Are The GOOD Old Days”

There are so many reasons today to rejoice.

We are living in wonderful, vibrant times.

Ponder this: you can communicate with anyone in the world with just a mouse click or a keyboard strike.

Could anyone have imagined this just a decade or so ago?

The opportunities we have today!

It blows my mind (what little is left of it).

But there is enough of it left to fully appreciate how fortunate we are.

As Carly once sang: “These are the Good Old Days.”

And we are living them. Right Now

Trust me on this one folks.

Appreciate what we have here.

Do not squander these opportunities to be ‘social.’

This is what it means to be ‘human.’ To be social. It is genetic within us.

If it weren’t, we would never have evolved into what we are.

And hence, we would not be here today to watch cute cat videos.

(And ever’ once in a while, have some meaningful conversation on the Inter-Webs)

Be Kind: Rewind. And recall the bad old dark days and appreciate what we have now:


Think about what we have going on here.

So, do not waste any opportunity to reach out if something is important and moves you.

But save the cute cat videos for later: we have seen them all—just kidding.

End of rant

Thank You. Drive Through.


Added Value Below

Just Because I have a Crush

“In your ‘Dreams’ Lance”

Artist: Lanie Gardner

Vid Cred: Thrifty Mint

Humility Industrial Complex



Try it.

You might just like it.

Vanessa is so very beautiful

(And ‘almost’ a Redhead, and Y’all faithful readers know what Redheads do to this cowboy…)

So I have been ‘reviewing’ my recent posts on Socialist Media.
For science.
And to take my mental pulse.
What did I discover?

With my two minutes of ‘research.’
I seem to be full of myself.
This is probably a ‘diagnose-able’ condition.
Doubtful I can get medical treatment.
And even more doubtful,
Could  get recompense from the VA even if it were.

“Humility” is just a scare word invented by The Left to keep the rest of us inline.
(That’s the Français version, Yawl)
Stolen from the movie, “Camelot” 1967

Spoken to Lancelot du Lac by Queen Guinevere.

(Just some small detail to round out the post. I am a fountain of useless knowledge.)

Moving on…

I am having too much fun!
Living (Finally! Living!) in Tejas!

Time enough to do those little things I do.

Chapter Three of ‘Escape From Memphis’ coming…
So, stay tuned.
‘Many-Feet Marcom’

So go ahead:


You know you want to.

And of course, You Knew I Just Had To:

“You Know How to Whistle, Don’t You Steve?”
“Yeah, I’m simple.”
The ironic thing is…
I cannot whistle (Daddy could not either)
Must be one of those ‘genetic fatal flaws’–

Of which I have far too many to count.


Post Script:

Baby kisses Bogie
“Waddya do that for?” he asks.
“Ben wondering if I’d like it”
“What’s the verdict?”
Bacal Kisses him again, through the cigarette smoke.
“Don’t know yet. It’s even better when you help.”
And on and on…
Watch the clip.
Then you will find that ‘added value.”
Back in the early Nineties, I returned to University.
Freshly pressed and depressed and out of the Navy.
Took a class entitled:
‘Literature and Film.’
Had to write a term paper.
I chose to write on
“To Have and Have Not”
Took me about 30 minutes to write.
AT THAT LAST minute.
As I do…
The ‘Course’ was taught by the Head of the English Department at ET (now known as Texas A&M-at Commerce.)
What I did NOT know, at the time, was that the prof, was working / writing a bio of Humphrey Bogart.
Had I’d known, I would have picked a safer topic.
But I did not know.
Wrote my ‘term paper’ drunk outta my mind.
Day before it was ‘due.’
Got an A Plus
Go Figure.
PS: Wish I had retained a copy of that paper.
It really was THAT good.

Would Someone, Anyone, Please Explain to Me Why This Post Was Such a Flop?? It is ALL ABOUT The Best Things in My/Your/American/Even World/Culture–I honestly Wanna Know! What is WRONG With This Post? WTF is Wrong With Me??


I put A Lot of Work–Thought–Work into the ‘construction’ of my posts.

I know it ain’t Fucking Sharkespeared… (I prefer hook, line, and sinker)

But, Dammit!

I visit a lot of fellow-blogger posts and I have come to realize that many of them just throw up some copy-pasta quote or an image, et voila!

Thirty-plus or more…


Yada yada yada.


Please do not get me wrong, nor misunderstand me.

I love our Community! This is well-documented:

I do what I can do to support fellow bloggers.

And it is rare that I ever ‘like’ a post without leaving a little of me behind, by way of a comment.

But that ain’t my point here.

My ‘point’ if I have one is

I want Y’all’s advice.

WTF am I doing wrong?

Do I need to ‘Advertise’ more??

I have spilled/lied a lot of ink, claiming not to give any fucks about ‘likes’ or ‘hits’—that I write for my own edification.

This, of course, is bullshit!

I do not wish to write in a vacuum.

Nor do I wish to die alone.

I WANT/NEED people to READ



What the hell am I doing this for??


The way I am looking at my life and my ‘work’ right now:

“They put in a nickel but they want a dollar song”


Street Cred for Vid: kherrick90

Credit: TOPPOP: Star sisters

“Any barmaid can be a star-made”


Hey Film Buffs!
This (Below) is Required Watching!

Right On!

Spot On!

Dead On!

Thank YOU! Critical Drinker Man!

You Nailed My Same Same Sentiment!

Oscar’s Delight

Visit Crit Drinker Here Below:

The Genesis of all this Bullshit:


And No!
I also did NOT watch ‘The Oscars’ on My Tee-Vee Either.

I had Something Better to Do!

Like Picking The Lint Outta My Belly-Button.

(Which Was More Gratifying & Satisfying)


Golden Age
Lost Now–Magic Has Gone
Never Get It Back
That Ship Has Sailed
Missing Somewhere Over That Recent Rainbow…

My father used to tell a great story about some university asshole who was trying to impress him:

Dude said,

“The reason Wizard of Oz was in Black and White at first was because in the beginning, 1939, they really did not have color film. Then when they got to filming the Oz scenes, they had color technology”

Daddy replied, “That is fascinating. I suppose when Dorothy got back to Kansas, they had lost that technology, as it went back to black and white.”

Come On!

Get Happy!!

For those who don’t know, Judy stole the ‘Sinatra Look’ (and his hat) Fun fact. Just my observation….

Goddamn! But she was sexy!

What a Dame!

Judy! Judy! Judy!


No Business Like Show Business….
Adding-dumb Dumb da Dumb

(I miss my Daddy; He loved Old Movies)




(Bring Your Own Dresses)

It’s Silly and Stupid

(But Rather Endearing) :


I love My Oh So Rich American Culture–I Ain’t Rich, but surely you know what I mean.

I love my excesses

Bring your own dresses


Am I gay?


No Way!

I don’t Play that way.

(I just Color outside the lines.)

“I Need a Brand New Key” Or “Adventures in Alcohol-(isms)”

“Brand New Key”

Video Share Credit: alecwally23 (Brilliant, Wonderfully Charming, Delightful Video)

“A 8mm film done by my sister while
in high school for a class project
in the 70’s with music by Melanie
that I transferred to tape. Location Wichita Kansas.”


Melanie! Melanie! Melanie!

Marry Me!

I promise!

I’ll be True!

To You!

And Only YOU!

Vid Share Cred: 64downtown


I need a New Key: This One I got Ain’t User Friendly.

Why do I make my life so difficult?

I just got home from my drunken booze run.

Yes, I know! I promised to never drive While Blind.

Guess what?

I broke that promise. But I rationalized:

The trip wasn’t far, just as long as I didn’t trip when gettin’ outta my car…

Drunks can rationalize ANYTHING. Trust me. I know.


I broke that premise, promise.

(I was seeing double)

Foreigner – Double Vision

Vid Cred: RHINO


This weren’t my first rodeo–I knew how to get by:

I just closed one eye.

(I once drove half-way from San Diego to Las Vegas with one eye closed.–‘nother story…)

Once home it took me five minutes to navigate my key into the door of my apartment. And the one I had in my paw didn’t seem to be working at all.

Imagine my  shameful shame. Looking about, hoping no one was “seeing” me with one eye or three.

A little “added value” for reference:

Just a little Ol’ Band O’ Bro’s from Texas.

(aka ‘Tejas’)

“Driving While Blind”


(I have never been ‘busted’ for that, but I could have killed someone. And this would’ve ruined my life, not to mention theirs)


The more I discover about this woman, the more I fall in fantasy love with her. She is so fucking charming.

She captivates and fascinates.

My God! But she is a beautiful woman!

And she can sing en français!

And MOST Important: She WRITES.

“Mel, why did I NOT ever run into you? I would have woo’d you.”

(Or tried to)

Would have given my best shot anyhow. (Such as that would’ve been at the time–my attention span was brief, but for you, I would have taken my time. And worked ‘The Problem’ I had with my infatuation)

I wish I had such a woman in my life now.
But happily and luckily I have had two such women in my life.
(Most men never find one such good woman)
Beautiful, happy, wonderful women.

I had two.
But like a fool, I cast them away.
Because of my wanderlust.
(Yes. I have regrets.)

But I also have my wonderful memories of the time I spent with them.

I cherish these memories. They sustain me.

This wonderfully fascinating woman has climbed up to Number Two on my “Hit Parade”

“If the people are buying tears, I’ll be rich someday.”


“Joni, watch your ass. She just might knock you off the top of my mountain.”

(Just kidding Joni—you will ALWAYS be at the TOP for me)

Forever My Number One!

But Joni! How do you compete with this?

“It was the only thing I could do half-right and now it’s turning out all wrong.”

I found a real good book to “live in.” It is entitled

The Complete Works Of Shakespeare.

“They only put in a nickel and they want a dollar song.”


I LOVE the way she MOCKS Morons

Too true.

Isn’t this a sad commentary on Americans these days?



Video Credit: amonem


I love you Melanie

You enrich my life

Video Share Credit: Eduardo Franco Ocnarfeara

More More More Melanie! I cannot get enough!

I Fukking Love Movies (Good Ones) And There is Only One Man These Days I’d Sit Down and Get Drunk With and Discuss Them (Becuz I’m an asshole and very particular about the company I keep)


Can you guess who?

Here’s a clue and a nickel:

1st the Clue:


Now the Nickel:


He makes Sissykel and Ekbert

Look like vanilla pabulum chocolate.


Nobody – The Perfect Antidote To Modern Action Films

Street Cred: Crit Drinker

Drinker’s Extra Shots – Kelly’s Heroes:



(Must Watch/Too Funny)

Vid Clip Compile Cred: dingo585


Why Modern Movies Suck – Setup And Payoff

Cred: The Critical Drinker (Duh)


Modern Moviemaking In A Nutshell – Drinker Does A Rant


Added Bonus(s):

M*A*S*H (1970) Trailer #1

Vid Cred: Movieclips Classic Trailers


Movie M.A.S.H. (funeral scene) – “Suicide is painless”

Vid Share Cred: donyfernando