Of all the great gifts my daughter Cami gave me for Christmas this year, the two most interesting are shown above.
One is a book with all the front pages of the New York Times, starting on my birthdate and continuing every birthday right up to my last one. (Hate how that reads) 🙁
The other special gift was two whiskey glasses with George printed on one and The Jury on the other.
Oh, and they both had a couple of Fender picks stuck in them. Very cool! (See above)
As I looked at the first page printed on October 03, 1941, I was amazed that were no stories about the war, only a small one about Germany continuing to bomb London.
Canada, along with Australia and most of Europe, of course, had been involved in World War II since 1939.
However, the front page had changed a lot by the time my first birthday rolled around; it was filled with nothing but War stories.
A couple of months after I made my way into the world, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, which finally awakened the sleeping giant.
I lived in Canada for thirty-two years before moving to America, and as I read each front page up to my thirty-second birthday, I was amazed to discover how many of the big news stories I’d never heard about.
I guess they never cleared Canada Customs and vice versa.
Well, it’s different now because every Canadian knows who the hell Trump is, but I’m not sure the Americans know who Trudeau is.
(I’m wearing another one of Cami’s Christmas gifts below)
Knowing the difference between a fad and a trend pays big bucks.
Some may say that a joyous “oh wow” trumps an “oh no,” but I beg to differ because I still live in a world where ten atta-boys get wiped out by one; “Aww, shit!”
It’s the days behind that pretty well determine the days ahead.
Most people aren’t special.
I wish the woke folks would leave us, old folks, alone; cuz we’re never gonna buy into your shit. Hey, but the good part is, we’ll all be gone soon, so back off and let it evolve like it always does.
Songwriters aren’t happy until they’re miserable.
Blues singers only sing the blues so they can lose the blues.
Love also has a dark side, I know, because I’m attracted to broken women.
There’s no such thing as a former wife.
If there’s something you can do about it, then fucking do it.
People who write songs about love are usually incapable of giving or receiving it.
If you want old white guys to back off, this would be as good a time as any for others to come up with the cure for cancer.
Just because somebody outranks you doesn’t make them smarter. Custer was a General because he was connected.
My generation may be the first one that future generations won’t be saying, “Oh, those poor folks, how did they live like that?”
Of course, I’m prejudiced; who ain’t?
After you dream it the real work begins cuz you gotta detail it.
Looking for a solution is the first step towards finding it.
I’m intrigued by the past and only wonder about the future, but it’s the present I’m confused about.
I wonder why Hollywood thinks we all want to watch movies about gay folks.
What kind of a person gives up his own life to save people he doesn’t even know?
I wonder what % of women have used sex to advance their careers?
The only people that wealthy folks have any power over are those who want their money.
So, if you don’t believe in anything, how do think that’s gonna work out for ya?
What do you think America wants more, the politically correct truth or the truth?
If you love your job, you’ll never work another day.
I love being bossed around by the women I love. However, good luck to the rest of ya.
The way women become equal is by giving up their need to be protected.
Which is smarter, your instincts or your intellect?
I’m still amazed that Wayne Gretzky scored 1016 goals during his NHL career. In 2nd place and still playing with 899 is 38-year-old Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.
Oh, and the great one has a total of 3,239 points. Good luck with that one, Ovie; unfortunately, Father Time is riding on your back.
Speaking of Wayne, he played 20 seasons in the NHL, and nobody broke his jaw. It’s gonna be interesting to see what happens to Brendon Smith every time the Devils play the Black Hawks this season.
Understanding the problem doesn’t fix it.
How you respond to everything is everything.
So, if you were being attracted by a thug, do you have to be politically correct while yelling at him?
Does anybody know why black folks and Jews all around the world don’t seem to be Soup Du Jour?
The only women I can’t handle are the ones I love.
Dave Charles: Irk on Brother George. We’re irked by Trump and his MAGA lunatics. Please explain because we think America is having a conniption fit. Thanks for your INK and IRK’s in 2023.
It was nice to have the rest of the Canadian media know more about you in the FYI Media article this year. Thanks for sharing.
Wish you great wine, a good time, and loads of laughs.
Hi to Reg. Miss those super creative radio campaigns that only the Johns Brothers could do. By the way, what prize package did JACK MC COY finally win? Was it the airplane or the tugboat? Classic Jack…Behave, BE BAD, or just be George. Best of the season to you and yours. (Gordon Zlot)
Geo: Dave, first of all, thank you for interviewing me in FYI. Always good to get some press in the Motherland. 🙂 Here in America, just like in Canada, the far right and the extreme left appear to be a lot bigger than they really are because they’re so noisy, and the press loves noisy people. However, the truth is most of the population is either slightly left or slightly right of center.
Scott Courant: https://abcnews.go.com/
Geo: Well said, Bill, and the even weirder part was the Ferrari promo, along with all the other mind-boggling creations, only aired once. Whew!
Geo: Merry Christmas to you, too, Bruce. I, too, remember the parties, especially the one where a Neilson tune drove Ted Rogers out. 🙂
Geo: Smooth move, Bruce.
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