Thirty Days Of Dougie! (Day 21) – Trucks, Celebrity Endorsements,Walk The Dog & Crazy…

I woke up this morning looking forward to a yard full of snow. That’s what we’ve been hearing about and expecting all weekend. Instead, we have rain. Just cold, wet rain. Now what the hell am I going to do with all of this milk and bread? I don’t even drink milk! Oh vey!

Congratulations to Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils for winning the ACC Tournament Championship last night with a resounding victory over Notre Dame, 75 to 69. I’m not a Duke fan, but they’ve got it going on and did a great job in winning four games in four nights. That has to be a record of some kind. Great job Champs.

One of my current favorite songs is one called “Look Away” by Eli Lieb and Steve Grand. It’s a beautiful song and it’s on YouTube. If you get the chance, go look it up. The way the voices blend together and the emotional energy of this song and video is just something that has to be seen to be really appreciated. And while I’m giving out cheap plugs, Puddles Pity Party and the folks from Postmodern Jukebox are incredible too. Just some damn good music and entertainment. And what more can you want, really?

Today is Day 21 of my “Thirty Days Of Dougie!” project. Does that mean we can buy liquor now and are legal?

We had an incident at the work-hole last night and I can’t go into any real details here except to say one thing. Well, let’s make it two things. Some people don’t need to drink and if it was up to me, which it’s not, some people would not be allowed back into the store at any point in the near future. Behavior has consequences and some things are totally unacceptable.

BD Productions is coming back! And so is BDTV. Yay!

Did you know that Clips – Haircuts For Men, located in the Scotland Crossing Shopping Center, in Laurinburg is now open 7-days a week? Well, now you do. Great cuts, great service and two awesome ladies who are there for everyone, be it man, woman or child, regardless of hairstyle or type of hair. They got skills and a very short waiting time. Clips – Haircuts For Men (and the entire family). We want to cut your hair!

I’m ready for a new Jay & Silent Bob movie. According to Kevin Smith, Clerks 3 and Mallrats 2 are now off the table. So how about Jay & Silent Bob take Washington? Have them run for a politcal office by mistake and WIN, kind of like how Trump did. I’m kidding (sort of), but let’s be honest here. Do you really think, when he announced he was runnning for President, that he expected to actually win? I’m glad he beat Hillary and so far, he’s doing a pretty damn good job, but I think it was, at first, just a stunt to stroke the ego. And then, he got caught up in it and well, now he’s the President. I said quite often back in the days before the election that, regardless of who wins, we’re pretty much screwed. But so far, so good. I’m cautiously optimistic about what lies ahead, but no matter how bad things may or may not get, at least one thing always remains true. No, two things. At least it’s not Hillary and Jay & Silent Bob ROCK!!

I was wrong. Now that the sun has started to come up, I see that there is a little bit of snow on the ground. I’m craving a milk sandwhich.

And now, let’s get busy and crank this sucker out. This is Day 21 of the infamous blog series, “Thirty Days Of Dougie!”. It’s Sunday morning and it’s cold, wet and I’m ready to go back to bed. Let’s just go get that Magic Box and pick out a few topics to write about this lovely (cold) morning. And we have… “Trucks”, “Celebrity Endorsements”, “Walk The Dog” and “Crazy”. Yes, I drew out four topics instead of the usual three. More buck for your bang, if you will. And now, let’s get ‘er done!

Thirty Days Of Dougie! (Day 21) – Trucks, Celebrity Endorsements, Walk The Dog and Crazy…
March 12, 2017

Let’s start off with trucks. I think that everyone should have at least one truck during their lifetime. Cars are okay, but there’s just something about the aura of freedom and manliness that a truck allows a person. And I’m not saying that trucks are just for men. Women should have them too. Trucks are just equal opportunity awesome. Some might complain about the lack of passenger space, but hell, just toss ’em on the back. No room for groceries? Toss ’em on the back. Have to move something around? Just toss it on the back. Doing a booty call in the woods? Just… you know what I’m going to say. I own a Blazer currently and it’s pretty damn cool in it’s own right, the carrying capacity of a truck, but room for people inside as well. I’m not complaining at all, but part of me still wishes I had a 1978 Chevy Silverado pick-up to drive sometimes as well. Or a 68 GMC pick-up. Or any pick-up for that matter. I want a truck. And a CB Radio. They go together. I’ll explain why some other time. Now let’s move on.

Celebrity endorsements for products are all well and good if the person doing the endorsing is actually qualified and knows about the product he or she is endorsing. I remember when I was a kid, seeing Dusty Rhodes endorse BC Powders. And since Dusty was a wrestler who knew about pain, blues and agony, if you will, it was a smart endorsement and worked. And then we see something like Jamie Lee Curtis doing commercials for yogurt. I like Jamie Lee, but why would what she thinks about being regular and eating yogurt be any more important than what I think about it? Marky Mark did commercials for underwear, and he looked great in his billboards. Underwear sales went through the roof so I guess it was a good sales plan, but who the hell cares what an actor / singer says about underwear? If he’s endorsing something that has to do with acting or singing or having three nipples, then we should pay attention, but what kind of drawers he wears? Ok, he’s a bad example because, as I already noted, using him as a spokesperson worked very well. But for the most part, just because someone is famous doesn’t mean crap in my eyes. Their opinion on a product doesn’t mean any more than mine does. And when they start talking politics. Oh vey!

Barbra Streisand is a great example of this. She is an amazing singer and I love to hear her sing. She’s a fantastic actress and almost any movie with her name attached is promised to be entertaining. But then she opens her mouth and talks politics, endorsing this person or that person and any interest I have in her products just dies. She’s only hurting herself when she talks about something she has so little knowledge of. Stick to singing and acting and leave the politics to politics and the media. And I’ve gotten way off topic. To hell with it. Let’s move on.

Walk the Dog is something I don’t have to deal with anymore. I used to do it regularly with Spice, a beautiful and sweet pup we had as part of our family for nearly ten years. She was always so anxious to go walking around the blog and always so pooped out when we got back home. I miss that girl sometimes. She was smart and so like a rebellious little child in so many ways. Now I just have a cat (and about a dozen strays). Goldy doesn’t walk unless it’s to the food bowl or the litter box… or if she thinks that I’m doing something important and ignoring her. Then she will be here, in my face, demanding attention. I want another dog. I’d love to have another dog and take it for walks, etc. But my cat won’t let me. Oh vey!

And finally, we come to crazy. There are so many things that come to mind when I say the word “crazy”, but I think the best description and meaning is something an old roommate of mine, Mr. Johnny Hopkins, used to say regularly. It went like this.

Crazy? I used to be crazy. They put me in a rubber room. I died in that rubber room. They buried me where the flowers grow. One came down and tickled my nose. It drove me crazy. Crazy? I used to be crazy. (Wash, RInse Repeat).

And there you go. Isn’t that crazy?

And with that, I’m out of here, just like the snow that fell all morning and has now vanished into weird weather limbo. It’s gone. And so am I. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow with Day 22. Love you – mean it!


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