The Malta Drive-In Speaker Project

So I’ve had some fun restoring these old drive-in speakers and making them functional again. It’s a nice little distraction, and I do like the finished products. So when a friend of mine pointed out that someone local was selling drive-in speakers, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Until I saw what theater the speakers…

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I need some happy dancing, don’t you?

I’ve got a lot of stuff going on of late. And you know what? I need something happy and joyful to get through these moments. And apparently, I found something. There’s a group of YouTube videos that feature athletic dancers grooving and jumping to classic rock and roll. No, seriously. For example, here’s some energetic…

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A hot mic can cool your career.

If you’re not familiar with the term “hot mic,” it occurs when someone is broadcasting, and turns off their microphone and utters an off-color comment – only to find out that the microphone is STILL ON AND STILL OPERATIONAL. There’s an apocryphal story of an old radio children’s show host that allegedly forgot to turn…

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This is what I need. COVID vaccine freebies.

Before I start today’s blog, I need to recall an anecdote that sports commentator Jim Rome once said about Krispy Kreme donuts. He said that the first one in the box tastes like heaven, but by the time you’re eating the third one, it’s like blah. That being said, Krispy Kreme is offering a waycool…

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I see your sea shanty and I raise you a Danceteria.

Apparently the big kick on social media right now is a sea shanty called “Wellerman,” a song about a New Zealand whaling vessel. Of late, the song has received newfound appreciation as performers like Nathan Evans have turned this song into a TikTok sensation. Now, of course, with all the “Bernie Sanders and his Mittens”…

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Pray tell, what be this La Croix nectar you served to me?

My friend Laurie is a driver for various shopping centers; you place an order, she gets it and brings it to you. Well, recently, she posted that there was an available run of a brand of sparkling water that I had never previously known existed. Something called La Croix sparkling water. She had purchased a…

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Nigella Lawson can call it whatever she wants.

A couple of days ago, TV chef Nigella Lawson was demonstrating one of her new recipes for one of her new TV shows, when she discussed the procedure she used to warm her milk. Yep, she called it the MEE-cro-wah-vay. And Twitter went nuts. Oh, sweet Lord, does Nigella Lawson not know what a microwave…

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My Thanksgiving drive for Equinox, 2020 (part 2)

Yep, I scheduled myself to drive a second day for Equinox. Just because I can, and it’s the holiday season. First off, I had to fill the gas tank. It wasn’t empty, mind you, but I do like to have my car with a full tank on turkey delivery day. As I filled my Chevrolet…

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My Thanksgiving Drive for Equinox, 2020 Edition (Pt. 1)

COVID-19 has changed and cancelled so much of my enjoyment this year, that I was worried I would lose the opportunity to drive turkey dinners to various locations as part of the Equinox Thanksgiving Day turkey delivery charity event. Normally, I drive to a specific location in downtown Albany, I wait until my car is…

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