Friday, August 1, 2008

Shark Week and Wolfman Jack

Glass – a thick liquid or a disordered solid? Scientist are puzzled. Do you really care as long as your wine doesn’t leak?

Throughout the whole, wide world there was but one fatal shark attack last year according to scorekeepers at the U of Florida. That could force Shark Week into re-runs.

If your drinking buddy is a cicerone, no matter his nationality, you’re in luck. A cicerone is to beer as a sommelier is to wine. Both are in your Funk and Wagnalls.

Imagine this: the day is coming when our home computers can sense our medical problems and call for help. I have on order a wireless device that will sit on the nightstand while it monitors how well my pacemaker is working. And, if atmospheric conditions are just right, some nights I can listen to Wolfman Jack.

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C,’ the idea must be feasible." So said a Yale management professor in response to Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. Smith founded FedEx anyway.


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that I continue to be "tickled" reading your blog. I'm so glad you keep up with it. It's a nice start to my day too!

Re today's blog: maybe you'll be able to pick up Del Rio TX late at night. I grew up in St. Paul, and on hot summer nights, my sister and I used to listen to a station broadcasting from Del Rio. We loved the accents, and it was the first time I ever heard "Get your plastic Jeesuz."

George Phenix said...

I swear that one night I heard someone on that radio station advertising tablecloths with pictures of Jesus in the middle. Autographed!

Anonymous said...

Wolfman Jack! Good gawdalmighty..I grew up listening to him...XEG, Del Rio, Texas...what a performer!!! Way to shake up the mind cobwebs.

Anonymous said...

I heard him selling his "Wolfman Jack roach clips for ALLLL ya little roaches, bay-bee.." "And dont forget that Wolfman Jack Prayer Cloth ...signed Jesus Baby..that's Wolfman Jack, XEG, Del Rio, Texas."

Anonymous said...

If you are listening to Wolfman Jack,your heart is already gone. Wolfman Jack died some time ago.
However with today's technology I guess that whereever he is he may be heard.----Goose

The South Plainsman said...

I thought that the story about the Yale management prof was telling. It was certainly not surprising. Those people think they are our intellectual superiors, but don't know horse manure about the real world. That's why they are liberals.

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