12 (Dougie) Days Of Christmas (Day 12): Struggle, Rapid-Fire & Podcasts…

Tossing Salt Presents:
12 (Dougie) Days Of Christmas (Day 12)
Struggle, Rapid-Fire & Podcasts
December 23, 2020

And here we are, Day 12 of the 12 (Dougie) Days of Christmas. Did you think we’d make it to the end? I must admit that I had my doubts, but what the hell. Here we are. And now, I’m getting ready to head to work and I’m having a major mental block. Writer’s block, they call it. I just can’t think of anything to write about to make this edition stand out and be extra-special. It is the last day after all and I wanted to make it extra-cool for my loyal readers, both of you, but I have nothing. I guess we’ll just go straight to the bag, get some topics, and get to shaking. So are you ready? And away we go.

And the topics for today’s discussion are Rapid Fire, Struggle, and podcasts. Okay, the rapid-fire one is going to take up most of the column so we’ll deal with the others first and then do that one, where I draw out topics, say the first thing that comes to mind, and then move on. So let’s do this.


He’s the grandson of the legendary Waylon Jennings and a good entertainer in his own right. Part of the Slumamerican family along with Yelawolf, Jelly Roll, and a few others, Struggle has reinvented himself from a convicted felon and piece of crap to a family man, a great rapper/singer, and a legit true entertainer of the highest level. And he loves his Mama too. One of my current favorites on YouTube and in the world of country-rap. I’ll play a video, called Ace In The Hole, of Struggle, grandma Jessi Colter, Jenni Eddy Jennings (Mom), and daughter Brianna Harnass. Enjoy as we move on.


SMF Cyberspace is the one to listen to. Go find it on YouTube or at smfcyberspace.com. I’ve been on a few episodes myself and although my own personal demons and anxiety have kept me away for a while, Brent and the rest of the crew are still taking care of business. Humor, current events, movies, and just lots of good stuff. I could also mention great wrestling podcasters like Jim Cornette, Eric Bischoff, Arn Anderson, Chris Jericho, Disco Inferno, & Renee Young, but you already know. Go listen to them, enjoy, and get caught up in the experience. And finally…

Rapid Fire…

This is where I’ll take the infamous Magic Bag and just go crazy. I draw topics, say the first thing that comes to mind, and move on. It might be fun. And to keep it in the Christmas genre, I’ll make sure at least five topics are from the Christmas mini-Magic Bag. takes a deep breath Let’s do this…

Glory Holes: A nice way to be discreet, but still have some adult fun. I like them.

Quid-Pro-Quo: Donald was impeached for it. Joe actually did it and bragged about it. We all do it at times to different degrees. Nothing comes without a cost. Nothing.

Cover Of The Rolling Stone: Dr. Hook made a song about it and it used to be an honor. Considering what Rolling Stone magazine has turned into over the past decade, I don’t think that’s quite the case anymore.

Fortune Tellers: Long live Sister Cleo. Oh wait, she’s dead. I’ll bet she didn’t see that coming.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The greatest musical of all time. I’m a card-carrying member of the official fan club for well over twenty-five years now. Don’t dream it – be it.

Food: Food is our friend.

Ribbons: They make things look pretty. A nice accessory to any wrapping.

Mrs. Claus: Santa’s wife and the one who really runs things dealing with the Christmas holiday. Santa gets the credit, but Mrs. Claus is the boss and handles things. I know it. They know it. You know it. Woo Woo Woo!

Jingle Bells: Like Jingle Bombs, the great song by Achmed the Dead Terrorist, but not quite as festive.

Stockings: We hang them by the fireplace with care. And we wear the fishnet one to go see the Rocky Horror Picture Show and feel sexy.

Charlie Brown Christmas: If you want to know what Christmas really is all about, just say “Lights please” and listen to Linus. One of the greatest Christmas shows of all time.

Dead End Jobs: If there is no future and no chance for advancement, that’s what you have. Working the c-stores, fast food, most “service jobs” – that’s what they are.

Hot Chocolate: It’s better with the little marshmallows.

Volunteer: It’s not for the pay or rewards. It’s because it’s the right thing to do and helps people.

And this is where I quit. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions, feel free to speak freely and say what up. I appreciate you joining me on this 12-day adventure in the life of the man called Dougie, aka Me. Have a very Merry Christmas and a great holiday season and may Santa bring you everything you desire and may Jesus watch over you and bless your every moment and move. I’ll see you next time. Take care and always be sure to make today and every day a great day, a Day of Dougie. Be safe. I love ya.


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