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Tom McMahon
I bought a house at the corner of Primrose Lane and Easy Street and never looked back ...
Interests: humor, fun, current affairs, current events, politics, trivia, history, games, gadgets, toys, television, radio, PJ O'Rourke, Steve Chandler, Nathaniel Branden, internet, intranet, knowledge management, Peter Drucker, Bill O'Reilly, Day of the Jackal, A Christmas Story, Groundhog Day, What About Bob?, Rio Bravo, The Shawshank Redemption, Green Bay Packers, sheepshead, Buddy Holly, Elvis Costello, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, War of the Worlds, Leiningen vs the Ants, Three Skeleton Key, Tom Jones, Mars Attacks, Gateway Arch, What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted?, Veronica, Beyond The Blue Horizon, Police Squad, Airplane, Top Secret!, Doug and the Slugs, Alf, Twilight Zone, History Channel, Milwaukee, Robert Benchley.
Recent Activity
"People all say that I've had a bad break. But today ... today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. Now will you please hand me the pills, Doc? Enough's enough ...." Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Tom McMahon
From Mediapost: In the early 2000's, Dannon Company parent Danone, the world's leading yogurt company, acquired 85% of Stonyfield Farm, the New Hampshire-based maker of organic yogurts, smoothies, ice cream and milk. Stonyfield Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt was launched in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at Tom McMahon
Install the AdBlock (not AdBlock Plus) extension General Tab > Check this box: I'm an advanced user, show me advanced options. Filter Lists Tab > I unchecked all these boxes Customize Tab > Under Manually edit your filters add this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2013 at Tom McMahon
I didn't know this until yesterday, of course. It all started out with Jessica McBride, Journalism Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, posting a photo album on Facebook titled "Little Irish dancers with my IRA bodhran!" with a bunch of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Tom McMahon
They need a $5 coin with Andrew Jackson on it. A Jackson 5.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2011 on I'll Take 'em at Bill Geist's Zeitgeist
And to save money, let's just use Britain's Monarchy!! :-)
And while we're at it, let's appoint our Senators, Presidents, and Governors!!! Wheee!!!!!
Names changed so as not to embarrass anybody. My added commentary is in italics Sally Kudos for the squashing of DADT. Serving in the military means you swear to protect the rights of ALL American's, including those who are LGBT....if... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2010 at Tom McMahon
Halloween Candles by the Gurley Novelty Company of Buffalo, NY Suzi: Gurley Novelty, in Buffalo, NY, produced figurine candles that were designed and manufactured by candle maker Franklin Gurley. The candles were commissioned by the Socony-Vacuum Oil Company (now ExxonMobile)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at Tom McMahon
Hello Heidi, I saw you on TV tonight. After you get done being less than truthful to the camera ("Scott Walker says he would ban stem cell research in Wisconsin. That's right, ban it.") you ask "But how can you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Tom McMahon
My Brother's 4th Grade Teacher Emma Wade with Nashville Puppeteer Tom Tichenor The young fellow on the left is a fellow named Mark Ketterson (don't know him). From my brother Tim: Amazing. Found a photo of Emma (Hayes) Wade, my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at Tom McMahon
Notice how the Emperor never uses the word "surrender". The psychological war teams learned never to use the word "surender" but rather to use the phrase "I Cease Resistance".
While Milwaukee is abuzz about the collapse of a concrete panel at the O’Donnell Park parking structure and its resulting fatality, with the passage of time many people have forgotten -- or have never heard of -- the deadliest structural... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Tom McMahon
Battle of the Bangboards: The Complete Corn Huskers Digest of Contest Records -- Alleman to Tonica An excerpt: In its time, it drew crowds of more than 100,000. One day each fall, it was featured coast-to-coast on NBC's National Farm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Tom McMahon
The USS Maine: No One Can Tell What Caused The Explosion. I Don’t Believe The Spanish Had Anything To Do With It From The Bald Heretic: On February 15, 1898, a mysterious explosion destroyed the American battleship Maine in Havana... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Tom McMahon
Rita Abrams and daughter Mia Antonelli were in a group that gathered in the downtown Mill Valley Christmas day to mark her song’s 40th anniversary An excerpt from the Mill Valley Herald: MVH: How would you describe the response to... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Tom McMahon
An intro from Wikipedia: Corkball is a "mini-baseball" game featuring a 1.6-ounce (45 g) ball, which is stitched and resembles a baseball. The bat has a barrel that measures 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in diameter. Originally played on the streets... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Tom McMahon
Dita Von Teese for Cointreau Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at Tom McMahon
All Things Tonica: Tonica, The Bulgarian ABBA Left to Right: Georgi, Sia, Eva, and Harry. Sia's daughter Leah LaBelle was a finalist on the third season of American Idol. This video is taken from the New Year program of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at Tom McMahon
Tonica, Illinois Just a few miles south of where Interstates 39 and 80 meet. A few of the notable places on the map above: Bloomington: Headquarters of State Farm Insurance Peoria: If it plays there . . . Pekin: Home... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2010 at Tom McMahon
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Mar 15, 2010
Twenty Dishes So Awful We Had to Make Them From the Riverfront Times: "Stellar Sauce" Asparagus-Macaroni Loaf Prune Whip "Busy Lady Beefcake" "Crown Roast" Circle Pups "Dad's Denvers" Gooey Buns The Pickle-Stretcher Salad Vienna Sausage Shortcake Jellied Chicken Salmon Rice... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2010 at Tom McMahon
A "Program for Life" authored by the late Tom Rettig USE Yourself exclusive SET TALK OFF CLEAR DO WHILE ALIVE STORE "LOVE" TO heart STORE "health" TO body STORE "peace" TO mind STORE "compassion" TO others STORE "esteem" TO self... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2010 at Tom McMahon
In Appreciation and Dedication to Lt. Edwin Gorbet, USAF Who Sacrificed His Life In A Plane Crash On September 28, 1953 Saving The Lives Of Students At Jinks Junior High School And Area Residents The story: Monday, Sept. 28--skies had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2010 at Tom McMahon