Archive for the Scattershooting Category


Paul Newman had the Cool Hand… But Morgan Woodward was the Icon

I’ve written before about the three most famous people I ever interviewed: Wilt Chamberlain, H. Ross Perot and Jerry Lee Lewis. But back in my university days, I also interviewed “The Man with No Eyes”, who was cooler than all three of them put together. Remember him? The Walking Boss from Cool Hand Luke? He […]

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Scattershooting While Wondering About Phenobarb, Magic Johnson and Jerry Lee Lewis…

Scattershooting while wondering about the Killer… Yep, Jerry Lee Lewis done went and did it again. And of course a cousin was involved, well sort of. Jerry Lee recently tied the knot for the seventh time, this time to the former Judith Brown. According to an MSN story “this is where it gets complicated.”

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Scattershooting

Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the Dallas Cowboys. Sigh. The highlight of my week was reading an old Tom Clancy book, Clear and Present Danger, and learning what Charlie Foxtrot means in military slang. Because that about sums things up, here lately. Another highlight was that the thieves who did the Halloween smash-and-grab on […]

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Scattershooting About ‘Weinergate’

Scattershooting about why grown men do such things. Top 10 Weinergate thoughts: 1. I am eternally grateful that Richard M. Nixon was NOT involved in Weinergate. 2. If JFK had had an iPhone, Weinergate would have happened about 10 minutes after he was elected. 3. It’s an absolute tragedy that Weinergate technology did not exist […]

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Scattershooting while thinking about Jerruh Bowl XLV

I’m jet-lagged after spending at least 900 hours watching the Super Bowl yesterday. When I first moved to New Zealand in 1993, I remember taking a wee nap at the start of an All Blacks’ rugby match. Yes, that’s a capital offense in NZ, but I was new. Anyway, when I woke up, the game […]

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Birthday milestones, at least for me…

Sure, your 18th is a major. It lets you drink legally, for a change, and you can vote (which maybe explains Bush’s election). It’s the age of majority. I remember my brother-in-law saying you should get drunk and kick an old man’s crutches out from under him the day before you turned 18 because you […]

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The news comforts me yet…

– The young child who was allowed to direct traffic at JFK airport had ADULT SUPERVISION. No worries then, mate. – All 5,000 of the nekkid Aussies photographed outside the Sydney Opera House now have their kit back on. Many of them should not even SHOWER in the nude. In the Outback. At night. Ever. […]

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