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August 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm (Unzipped Thoughts)

October 5, 2007 at 11:17 pm ( Life & Death ) 5 אקטאבער 2007 ביי 11:17 (לעבן און טויט)…

…and this is what you may get


I’ve been using that off puting expression to “hurry along” the people, and now the hi-tech equipment, in my life for the past forty years. איך’ווע מען ניצן דאָס אַוועק פּאַטינג ויסדרוק צו “יילן זיין” די מענטשן, און איצט די הי-טעק ויסריכט, אין מיין לעבן פֿאַר די לעצטע פערציק יאָר. I can be less than endearing at times, so, apologies to all. איך קען זיין ווייניקער ווי ענדירינג ביי א, אַזוי, אַפּאַלאַדזשיז צו אַלע. Now get over it. איצט נעמען איבער אים. :-) :-)

Lorne Greene and Victor Sen Yung , pictured below. לאָרן גרין און וויקטאָר סען יונג, פּיקטשערד אונטן.

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It was the late Dan Blocker whose character Hoss Cartwright, week after week, would light a fire under Hop’s butt. דאָס איז געווען די שפּעט דן בלאַקער וועמענס כאַראַקטער כאַס קאַרטווריגהט, וואָך נאָך וואָך, וואָלט אָנצינדן אַ פייער אונטער האָפּ ס ‘באַט. It’s rumored that their interaction inspired Richard M. Nixon to open Red China for trade… yet, still no Hollywood Star for the “Hop Man,” Victor Sen Yung. Kermit The Friggin’ Frog has a star. ס רומערד אַז זייער ינעראַקשאַן ינספּייערד ריטשארד עם ניקסאָן צו עפֿענען רעד טשיינאַ פֿאַר האַנדלען … נאָך, נאָך קיין האָלליוואָאָד שטערן פֿאַר די “כאַפּ מאַן,” וויקטאָר סען יונג. קערמיט די פריגגין ‘פראָג איז אַ שטערן. Hell, even Mr. גענעם, אפילו מיסטער Ed has a star. עד איז אַ שטערן. So very sad, on all accounts. אַזוי זייער טרויעריק, אויף אַלע אַקאַונץ.

Dan Blocker as Hoss Cartwright. דן בלאַקער ווי כאַס קאַרטווריגהט.

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Here’s info from the internet on this great icon: דאָ ס אינפֿאָרמאַציע פֿון די אינטערנעט אויף דער עלטער ייקאַן:

For 14 years Hop Sing was the cook on the series Bonanza . פאר 14 יאָר כאַפּ סינג איז געווען די קאָכן אויף די סעריע באָנאַנזאַ. Victor was born and raised in San Francisco in the Chinatown district. וויקטאָר איז געבוירן און רייזד אין סאַן פֿראַנסיסקאָ אין די טשינאַטאָוון דיסטריקט.

Victor began acting in 1938 under the name Victor Yung. וויקטאָר ביגאַן אַקטינג אין 1938 אונטער דעם נאָמען וויקטאָר יונג. At that time he had been working for a chemical company and brought some samples of a new flame retardant to 20th Century Fox to sell. אין וואָס צייט האט ער ביי געווארן ארבעטן פֿאַר אַ כעמיש פירמע און בראָט עטלעכע סאַמפּאַלז פון אַ נייַ פלאַם ריטאַרדאַנט צו 20 סענטורי פאָקס צו פאַרקויפן. Instead of buying the chemicals, they tested him for the part of Charlie Chan’s number two son. אַנשטאָט בייינג די קעמיקאַלז, זיי טעסטעד אים פֿאַר די ראָלע פון טשאַרלי טשאַן ס נומער צוויי זון. He then appeared in 11 Chan movies. ער האט דאַן דעמאלסט אין 11 טשאַן קינאָ.

Victor was an accomplish Cantonese cook, and penned The Great Wok Cookbook in 1974. וויקטאָר איז געווען אַן ויספירן קאַנטאָנעסע קאָכן, און פּענד די גרייט וואָק קוקבוק אין 1974. Sadly Victor died on November 9, 1980 “from a gas leak at the age of 65 penniless.” [sic] סאַדלי וויקטאָר דיעד אויפֿן 9 נאוועמבער 1980 “פֿון אַ גאַז רינען אין די עלטער פון 65 פּענילאַס.” [סיק]

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Tejada Takes Triple Crown…

August 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm (Baseball)

in dispicability.

After being named in the Mitchell Report and admitting to having lied to Congress [aren’t they supposed to be the liers?], long time Major League shortstop Miquel Tejada has been accused of completing a unique trifecta. According to an article by Barry Bloom [a terrific, former Sacramento Union sportswriter] back when Tejada was an Oakland Athletic he alledgedly tipped pitches to fellow Dominican opponents. Same Miggy that falsafied his birth certificate.

Hmmmmmmmmmm… I’m beginning to see a pattern here. It just may be that Miggy [not Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens] may end up the “poster boy” for it all…

Here he is, ladies and gentiles, pictured bellow:

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Work!!

August 27, 2009 at 3:54 pm (Life & Death)

Televission’s first beatnick, Maynard G. Krebs [Dobey Gillis’s pal], would stare at the camera in mock horror at the very mention of the word “work.” WORK!!, he’d scream at the prospect of his participating… cringing, while running off camera as if his pants were on fire. Sure it was TV fiction, but I wondered why MGK repeatedly got the laughs he did with the ongoing bit.

Not until I read Working, by Studs Terlel, did it become clear. “Everything you need know” about the subject, mostly from the mouths of the workees themselves, is covered. I learned more about people from these writings, than from any other text I ever read.

Studs passed away a few months ago. The day he died, coincidently, I found a paper back copy of the classic. I passed it on to my son, Phillip, who is starting his first year of college this semester. He glanced at the back cover, and gave me a “thumbs up” [our signal to each other that all is cool, or that we both share some sort of perverse interest in proctology. I prey, all is cool. :-)].

Oddly, the gig in life that gave me the most satisfaction was being “Mr. Mom,” the stay at home parent, for the first years of his life. No where is that occupation mentioned in the early 1970’s classic. Fortunately for both father and son, was I able to “think out of the box.”

Here a picture of the late, great Louis “Studs” Terkel:

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Isreali Sense Of Humor At United Nations Makes It All So Very Clear

August 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm (News & Politics)

An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the United  Nations Assembly which made the world community smile.

A representative from Israel began: “Before beginning my talk I want to tell  you something about Moses.  When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he thought, ‘What a good opportunity to have a bath!’  He removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water.   When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished. A Palestinian had stolen them.”

The Palestinian representative jumped up furiously and shouted, “What are you talking about? The Palestinians weren’t there then.”

The Israeli representative smiled and said, “And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech.”

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Davey Williams…

August 20, 2009 at 9:38 pm (Baseball, Life & Death, New York Giants)

… the former New York Giant’s  terrific fielding 2nd baseman, who played on the 1954 World Series champions, passed away at the age of 81. RIP, Davey.

 Here’s a picture of Davey [taken in 1951]…

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… and  his Topps baseball card from 1951:

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Here’s a list, thanks to Gary Brown, of the remaining alumni of this once proud franchise:

Tommy Henrich- 2/26/1910 (Coach 1957)
Lonny Frey- 8/23/1910 (1948)
Monte Irvin- 2/25/1919 (1949-1955)
Buddy Blattner-2/8/1920 (1946-1948)
Larry Jansen- 7/16/1920 (1947-1954; Coach 1954)
Artie Wilson- 10/28/1920 (1951)
Charlie Mead- 4/29/1921 (1943-1945)
Les Layton- 11/18/1921 (1948)
Alvin Dark- 1/7/1922 (1950-1956)
Gil Coan- 5/18/1922 (1955)
Clint Hartung- 8/10/1922 (1947-1952)
Hub Andrews- 8/31/1922 (1947-1948)
Red Schoendienst- 2/2/1923 (1956-1957)
Chuck Diering- 2/5/1923 (1952)
Bobby Thomson- 10/25/1923 (1946-1953; 1957)
Hal Bamberger- 10/29/1924 (1948)
Wayne Terwilliger- 6/27/1925 (1955-1956)
Windy McCall- 7/18/1925 (1954-1957)
Joe Garagiola-2/12/1926 (1954)
Harvey Gentry- 5/27/1926 (1954)
Mario Picone- 7/5/1926 (1947, 1952, 1954)
George Spencer- 7/7/1926 (1950-1955)
Rudy Rufer- 10/28/1926 (1949-1950)
Don Mueller- 4/14/1927 (1948-1957)
Jack Harshman- 7/12/1927 (1952)
Billy Gardner- 7/19/1927 (1954-1955)
Stu Miller- 12/26/1927- (1957)
Valmy Thomas- 10/21/1928 (1957)
Al Worthington- 2/5/1929 (1953- 1954;1956-1957)
Daryl Spencer- 7/13/1929 (1952-1953; 1956-1957)
Bill Taylor-12/30/1929 (1954-1957)
Joe Margoneri- 1/13/1930 (1956-1957)
Ron Samford- 2/28/1930 (1954)
Johnny Antonelli-4/12/1930 (1954-1957)
Pete Burnside-7/2/1930 (1955, 1957)
Foster Castleman- 1/1/1931 (1954-1957)
Willie Mays- 5/6/1931-(1951-1952; 1954-1957)
Ray Crone- 8/7/1931 (1957)
Gail Harris- 10/15/1931 (1955-1957)
Ed Bressoud- 5/2/1932 (1956-1957)
Ozzie Virgil,Sr.- 5/17/1933 (1956-1957)
Roy Wright- 9/26/1933 (1956)
Joe Amalfitano- 1/23/1934 (1954-1955)
Bill White-1/28/1934 (1956)
Jackie Brandt- 4/28/1934 (1956)
Mike McCormick-9/29/1938 (1956-1957)

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Jason Giambi Cut By A’s

August 7, 2009 at 4:11 pm (Baseball)

Same Giambi who helped turn BB Record Book Into BB Comic Boook.. so I smiled today.

Giambi was one of the few cheaters who “apologized,” but to feel at all sorry for him because he’ll be getting used to living on something less than a zillion bucks a year, is ludicrous.
A pox on him and those who turned the game into nothing more than a joke.
All of this under the reign of Pud Selig, I might add. [I may later subtract, and long division is a possibility some day. No promises.]
Here’s a picture of the man, a pre-Big League one, who is tied with Duke Snider in homeruns. Same Edwin “Duke” Snider who hit more homers than anyone in Baseball, during the ’50s. Jason Giambi, was a double hitting machine before Mark McGuire took him under his tutalige and paired him with the devil:
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