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I meant to write this a while ago but I didn’t. So my buddy, Chuck Kinder, passed away on May 3, 2019 at a Miami hospital. He was 76. Chuck had been a creative writing professor at the University of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Hey Joe
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God Rest Ye Merry Benjamin Most seasons of the year typically found Ben Nutty short on cash and common sense, and the holiday season was no different. Working part-time as a contract writer for the Starboard Beef Company, where he... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at Hey Joe
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James "Whitey" Bulger 1929 - 2018 Former boss of the infamous Winter Hill Gang, part of South Boston’s Irish mafia, James “Whitey” Bulger, was killed today in a West Virginia federal prison. Bulger was raised in the Mary Ellen McCormack... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Hey Joe
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Dennis Hof 1946 – 2018 Well-known pimp/brothel owner, Dennis Hof, died today at the age of 72. Best remembered as the star of the 2005-2014 HBO series Cathouse, which chronicled daily life inside the Moonlite BunnyRanch, Hof was also the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Hey Joe
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Scott Wilson 1942 – 2018 Legendary actor, Scott Wilson, died Saturday at the age of 76. Today most people probably remember him as Hershel Greene from The Walking Dead, but for me he will always be Dick Wilson from 1967s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Hey Joe
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Burt Reynolds 1936 - 2018 And so it is that we say goodbye to the Bandit. Actor Burt Reynolds passed away yesterday at the age of 82. Best known for his roles in Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Hey Joe
We bid farewell to one Carey Dean Moore, who met his state-sanctioned demise on August 13, 2018 at the hands of the Nebraska State Penitentiary and the good folks at Fresenius Kabi, the German drug company that manufactures two of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at Hey Joe
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Koko 1971 – 2018 Koko and the kitten she named “Lipstick.” Koko, the signing gorilla, has passed away at the age of 46, which totally blows. I would have loved the chance to hang out with Koko. According to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Hey Joe
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Margot Kidder 1948 – 2018 Margot is once again reunited, in the skies, with Christopher Reeves. Kidder, best known for her role as Lois Lane opposite Reeves' Superman in the 1978 movie, passed away yesterday at the age of 69.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Hey Joe
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So any others out there with a warped sense of values and interests may have noticed that this has been dragging on longer than usual. After a rare stay of execution delayed his death for about a day, convicted murderer... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Hey Joe
According to the British national daily tabloid, the Mirror Online, Walter Moody became the oldest person ever to be executed since the U.S. reinstated the death penalty in 1976. The honor was formally held by one John Nixon, who was... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Hey Joe
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Debbie Lee Carrington December 14, 1959 – March 24, 2018 Actress, stuntwoman, and ok, yes, dwarf, Debbie Lee Carrington died yesterday at the age of 58. At the time of this posting there are not details regarding the cause of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Hey Joe
Not to be outdone by its neighbor, Georgia, the state of Alabama offed one of its own last night. The two southern states are now in a dead heat (Oh yes I did) for executions this year, with one apiece.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Hey Joe
Condemned “Stocking Strangler” Carlton Michael Gary, is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7 p.m. today in Georgia for the 1977 deaths (presumably by stocking) of Florence Scheible, Martha Thurmond and Kathleen Woodruff in the Wynnton district of Columbus,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Hey Joe
Real headline: "Rapist killer shouts 'murderers' as he is executed eating last meal of a steak and 2 pint of ice cream." Methinks the International Business Times might want to employ a new copy editor, or A copy editor. But... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Hey Joe
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Former San Francisco police detective, Dave Toschi, died on January 6 at his home in San Francisco. Toschi was 86. Toschi gained a modicum of fame back in the later 60s and 70s as the lead investigator on the hunt... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Hey Joe
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Someone asked me yesterday if I blogged, which when written like that appears to be in the past tense. "Why yes, I have blogged." The real question was "do you blog?" to which the real answer is "occasionally." There was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Hey Joe
A smattering of historical highlights: 1921 - Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio. 1928 Sausage maker, and I believe singer, Jimmy Dean was born. Sausage fat content attributes to the beginnings of obesity in America (or so I say).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Hey Joe
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“Yates never makes it easy for a reader to lie to himself about who he is. He never performs the services a writer of escapist fiction performs. He does not allow the reader to escape, even temporarily, from the dishonesty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Hey Joe
So the following post apparently posted as scheduled on my birthday but failed to post to Facebook. Perhaps due to the fact that I was in the f*%king emergency room at Tahoe Forest Hosptital with a f*^ked up back when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Hey Joe
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So last Saturday, Lisa, KC, J and I had the pleasure of attending a house concert in Piedmont where we enjoyed the very unique musical stylings of Steve Poltz. Most people are probably not familiar with Steve. His claim to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Hey Joe
so what are you bitching about? Yeah, my last posted Theme Song Thursday was The Monkees intro on March 15, 2012, in honor of the (then) recent passing of Davy Jones. Wow. He's been gone five years already. Anyway, somehow... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Hey Joe
When JW Ledford Jr. put in his "last meal" request I'm guessing he figured why not go for broke? I mean really, the worst they can do is say no, right? Not like they're going to kill you. Ledford was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Hey Joe
So according to an article in The Sun, and as reported on the Sarah and Vinnie show, of the Top 10 Jobs Kids (ages six to 17-year-olds) Want, #2 is blogger. When I was 17 I wanted to be a... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Hey Joe
Wake Work Eat Sleep Repeat I so want to retire. America has really screwed its citizens, encouraging the idea that if you're not working your ass off to make MONEY and SPEND money that you are a loser. Most American's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Hey Joe