Facebook Q&A – August 30, 2017

Tossing Salt Presents:
Facebook Q&A
August 30, 2017

One of the great things about social media is that people have no concept of “TMI” and will ask a person anything. And luckily for me, I have no shame and will answer any question I’m asked. These questions come from my Facebook timeline from the past few days. We have a few doozies here. Let’s do this…

So…milk is good for about 2 weeks…how come then it’s possible for Ice Cream to be good for over a year?

Chemicals, chemicals and more chemicals. But it doesn’t matter. Forget about the dates. Does ice cream ever last in your house for over a year? Ours neither. So what does it matter when it “expires”. Just eat it and be happy. Ice cream is our friend. Enjoy and quit worrying about the artificial stuff and chemicals involved.

Name a song with a city in the title.

“Please Come To Boston”, by David Allen Coe, “Lukenbach, Texas”, by Willie and Waylon and “Jackson”, by Johnny and June Carter Cash.

Had this weird topic pop up at work.. so i am gonna throw it out there. whats the difference between white trash and redneck?

White trash is just what it says. A white person with no sense of responsibility, who doesn’t care about themselves or anyone else, who is dependent upon others and thinks the world owes them everything, a low-life piece of skum that just happens to be white. And a redneck is someone who is as real as it gets, appreciates the wild side of life, is true to themselves, their family and their lives and while they may not be rich or refined or cultured, they’re here and they’re the best kind of people around. White trash is the white equivilent of the “N” word, a caucasian that is a waste of space and humanity. A “redneck” doesn’t refer to skin color, sexual orientation, religion or economic status. It’s a way of life that you either get or you don’t and it’s a great place to be.

Who would be on your Mount Rushmore of Rock & Roll? Of Country music? Of Pop music?

For Rock & Roll, I’d have Alice Cooper, Elvis, The Beatles and Mick Jagger. For country music, I’d go with Waylon, Willie, George Jones and Dolly Parton. And for pop music, I’d put Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna and Weird Al.

What is your biggest regret?

In my life, I have had many regrets and lost opportunities, but the biggest regret that I have, that still bothers me to this day and leaves me wondering “What if?”, is that I never had any children and never had the chance to be a father. That is something that I will always regret.

If you could have dinner with two historical figures and moderate a discussion between the two, who would your guests be?

Well, how about Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt. That would be a good one. Or maybe Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama so Barack can realize how much he twisted and perverted King’s dream. And how about a conversation between Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant, the leaders of the Confederate and Union Armies during the Civil War. That would be amazing to listen to.

If you had the opportunity to record an album of ten songs, what songs would you pick to sing?

Just off the top of my head, the songs I would pick would be, “Numbers” by Bobby Bare, “Under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra, “No Tricks” by Alice Cooper, “Fool On The Hill” by the Beatles, “Handle Me With Care” by the Traveling Wilburys, “No Time For Tears” by Alice Cooper, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” by Pops & Mavis Staples, “Proud Mary” by CCR, “”Big Gay Heart” by the Lemonheads and finally “Rock & Roll Suicide” by David Bowie.

Are you real?

If you touch me, do I not feel? If you cut me, do I not bleed? If you cut me off in traffic, do I not call you a stupid idiot and put you on “the list”? Yeppers, my friends, I’m as real as it gets. What you see is me, me and me, pure, raw and uncensored.

If you were scheduled to die tomorrow, what would be your last meal?

Hard to say because I have strange food tastes, but I doubt it would be anything crazy. Probably just something from the Chinese Buffet with an extra eggroll for good measure.

What is your strangest habit?

This isn’t my strangest habit, but it’s pretty weird. I’ve noticed that, ever since I started working at the ABC store, now when I watch TV or watch a movie and someone is drinking, I’m more concerned usually with what kind of liquor the character is drinking than anything else and do we carry it at our store. Forget the plots and story lines and all of that stuff. Just let me see what kind of booze that the characters are drinking and I’m happy.

If you could bring back any television show from your childhood, what would it be?

From Saturday morning television, the Shazam / Isis Power Hour. It was the adventures of Captain Marvel, aka “Shazam” and the Egyptian goddess, Isis, in the form of mortal Andrea Thomas, split into two 30-minutes show each week. It was kind of lame to be honest at the time, but with the current popularity of super-hero shows now and the better TV production and special effects, these shows could be brought back and be awesome. I’d love to see some TV executive realize this and try to do exactly that. It could be some really good TV.

I think it’s time to head out now and give ya’ll a break and call it a night. I’ll be back later. My thanks for reading all of this. Thoughts and comments are welcome. Until the next time, have a great one. Take care.


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