Tossing Salt Presents:
A Day Of Dougie
The Redskins, Face Masks, Pizza & More
July 13, 2020
It’s late Sunday night, but will probably be Monday morning when I post this if I post it that is. I’ve been laying around all day, feeling a kind of way with my feet elevated to get the swelling down and my mind all over the place, a million directions. I should just go to bed, but the sooner I go to bed, the sooner the morning will come and that has a truck of over 1300 cases of liquor coming with it. Oh vey! I can barely walk today, but in the morning, I’ll be helping to unload a truck. I love my life. So how the hell are you?
I need to quit talking and just get to the reason we’re here. Today, like every day, is a Day of Dougie. That’s where I draw random topics from the infamous “Magic Bag” and just say what comes to mind, rapid-fire style. No preparation or planning ahead, but just here is the topic and go. I love doing these things and need to do them more often. Less wrestling Q&A’s and more just straight from the gut rambling and discussion. I also need to get a midget to hang out with so every time we’re in public, I can introduce him by saying, “Say hello to my little friend!”. Last time I said that to someone, he told me to put my pants back on. It was an awkward moment to be sure. So let me address a few things very quickly and then we’ll get the Magic Bag out and get to work. Are you ready? Let’s do this.
I hate wearing them. They’re hot and uncomfortable and make it very hard to breathe. Also, I think our Governor, Roy Cooper, is an absolute idiot and if there was to be a mandatory order to wear face masks in public, which there now is, it should have been issued three months ago instead of waiting until now. We’re three months into the so-called pandemic and now, we have to wear masks in public. That’s like demanding a guy wear condoms when his girlfriend is already six months pregnant. But he did issue the Executive Order and so I do wear the mask while in public and at work. And if you come into my place of employment and refuse to wear a mask, you will not be served and will be asked to leave. I don’t like or agree with it, but that’s the rules we’re all expected to follow. And that’s the bottom line on that.
The Washington Redskins & The NFL
It seems more and more likely that the NFL team, the Washington Redskins, will be changing their name in the near future. The pressure of the left has gotten to them and like Nascar and the NBA, they’re caving in under the pressure. It’s supposedly racist to Native Americans, but the majority of Native American’s actually asked about the subject support the name. I personally could care less about what the NFL does or doesn’t do. I quit watching two years ago when the ignorant bastards starting kneeling for the American Anthem and I haven’t missed it a bit. But I think that giving in and worrying about something like the name of an NFL team is petty and pretty damn dumb. What about the Packers? Offensive to gay people. The Vikings? Offensive to people of Norwegian ancestry. The Buccaneers? They’re named after pirates, criminals who roamed the high seas. That’s offensive. Patriots? Offensive to communists, socialists, and members of BLM. Cowboys. Offensive to everyone just because they suck! If someone is offended by a team name, they need to not watch, go to their safe space, drink a White Claw, and shut the fuck up! By the way, why is it called “White Claw”? Racist bastards! The bottom line is this. If they cave and change this name, they need to change every name of every team in professional sports because regardless of the name, someone is going to be offended. Just go ahead and shut the NFL down now. The way things are going, it won’t be a big loss.
Oh yeah, before I forget, the Black National Anthem that will allegedly be played before every NFL game? There is only one National Anthem for ALL Americans and that is the “Star Spangled Banner”. It’s not white or black or any other race. It’s the American National Anthem and any other song played is just stupid, moronic, and insulting to every single person, of every race, who is proud to call themselves an American. We’re one country, under God, so let’s freakin’ act like it.
And now, let’s move on and get a few things from the Magic Bag so we can thin the head and boogie-woogie-woogie all night long. Damn, my feet hurt. Let’s do this…
Owl & Pussycat
Owl and Pussycat were a couple of characters from the PBS series Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, that I remember from my childhood. I think it was also a famous poem and later a movie, but what I remember was Fred Rogers, X the Owl, and Henrietta Pussycat standing by the tree where X and Henrietta lived as neighbors and having friendly discussions about whatever was stressing Henrietta out at the time. Just a cute little segment that was a big part of my growing up.
Radio DJ’s and Personalities…
Something that is missing from today’s radio stations is the “host” who played the songs and entertained us between the musical segments called the disc-jockey. I remember the days of guys like Pat Patterson down in Raleigh, NC, Murphy In The Morning from Charlotte, NC, the legendary Wolfman Jack, Rick Dees, and a guy named Booker who used to work 103X in the late ’90s. Their banter and personalities were as important as the music back then and it’s what made a station popular or not. There are still a few radio stations that use live, on-air talent, but it’s not nearly as common as it once was. Most of the personalities these days are in syndication such as Bob & Shari or John Boy & Billy. Or they’re on satellite like Howard Stern or the late Don Imus. It’s a different world now, but for a few hours each day, these guys and girls would talk to us, entertain us, inform us, and keep us company. I miss that sometimes.
Pizza is a great food that can be enjoyed at any time and by anyone. A piece of toasted bread with a tomato sauce, cheese, and any kind of topping you can imagine. And yes, that includes pineapples. But the best pizzas are not those ordered and delivered from Dominos or Papa Johns. It’s definitely not the frozen ones that you can buy in the grocery store. Those are fine when you’re short of time or have a craving, but they’re not the best. The best pizza is one where you make the dough. Just get a box of the Chef-Boy-R-Dee pizza mix or a package of dough from the grocery store and use that. Add tomato sauce and cheese, preferably shredded American cheese. Some pepperoni and hamburger. Dice some peppers and onions. Just go crazy and load that bad mama-jama up with whatever catches your eye and floats your boat. Cook and enjoy it. I’m a big fan of meat myself and the more, the better, but it doesn’t matter what topping you use. Nothing beats a good topping, but regardless, it’s delicious, filling, and damn delicious. All pizza is good, but homemade pizza, it’s the absolute best. Try it. You’ll like it.
And I think that’s enough for now. I have to be up in a few hours and I may as well try to get some sleep. Uugh! It’s going to be a long day. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions about the topics here or anything at all, drop me a line in the comment box below, at my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or on Twitter at @Doug28352. Have a great night, take care of yourself and stay safe, and I’ll see you on the flip side. Take care.