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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Birthday USA!

Getting an early birthday card in to the United States of America, before putting on some of my old LP's and listening to Redd Foxx Live and Dirty Volume 5, like I do every Independence Day.

I found this one next to my Redd Foxx collection, by the then hairy Hoosier Johny Cougar. Here's is a classic tribute to the classic rock of the 1960's with Seymour Indiana's John Mellencamp.

Seymour the crossroads of the N/S Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad and the E/W Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, is also the home to a famous pro wrestler of the 1970's and 80's.

Pro Wrestling, Rock and Roll, and Fireworks all from Indiana for the 4th of July.

For 2 points, who is the Pro Wrestler from Seymour? Clue: He was the onetime wrestling partner of Pistol Pez Whatley.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday United States of Damascus.

If oil was $9 a barrel in 1999 and gas was around $1 a gallon in 1999

Then todays $144 a barrel oil should mean $16 a gallon gas.

$4 gas is a great deal.

And why do people act like hybrids that get 40 mpg today are so great when RTR had a 50 mpg vehicle in the late 80's and the GEO could seat 5 and also got 50 mpg?

If people were smart, then the next car they buy would have a plug on it.


Anonymous said...

1999 gas was more like $1.25 a gallon.

Using your formula, that would put todays price at $20.00 a gallon.

Making $4.00 an even better deal.

Current Hybrids have never impressed me either.

I agree with you on the electric plug-in vehicles.
It is my understanding that some of them will be plug-in hybrids, which is the best of both worlds.

You should spell Damascus with a U in place of the first A. That might get you point across clearer.

Moderator said...

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Anonymous said...

He spelled it right.

I meant for him to intentionally spell it wrong, like I did with your.

Anonymous said...

"Hustler" Rip Rogers. Never heard of the guy, only reason I knew this was because I googled it. Ah, Google.. Wish that search engine was around back in the high school days, some classes may have been easier.

Anonymous said...

This country was founded by slave owners who wanted to be free.

Anonymous said...

“It’s the old American double standard, you know, say one thing, do something different. And, of course, the country is founded on the double standard. That’s our history. We were founded on a very basic double standard. This country was founded by slave owners who wanted to be free. Am I right? A group of a slave owners who wanted to be free, so they killed a lot of white English people in order to continue owning their black African people, so they could wipe out the rest of the red Indian people and move west and steal the rest of the land from the brown Mexican people, giving them a place to take off and drop their nuclear weapons on the yellow Japanese people. You know what the motto of this country ought to be? You give us a color; we’ll wipe it out. You got it.”

Myt Uno said...

What ever happened to the Wapella Blues baseball team ? The Great American pasttime played in Wapella for a few summers. Where are they now ?

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