When I was 10 we didn’t have a washing machine or dryer.
We would actually wash our clothes in the bathtub, and then wring them out. Depending on the time of year the clothes line really wasn’t an option, so my sister and I would take trash bags full of wet clothes to the laundromat and bring them there to dry.
It was always hot and nasty in that place.
Once there was a big fat guy wearing a short sleeve white shirt that was glistening with sweat. He was fanning his face with a Sunset magazine and shouted out, “It’s a goddamn sweat-box in here!”
There was a radio that played through a couple spider-web covered speakers on the corners of the ceiling. The sound mix was half static, half AM Gold. Neil Diamond and his ilk singing through the electric crackles.
There was a cast of unusual regulars that would come in each weekend. A big lady who wore a yellow and orange sun dress and played solitaire over and over again on the table while her clothes spun around. “I don’t have a 6 of clubs, so I use THIS!” she told me as she showed me a coupon for a Wendy’s hamburger.
Ron came in every Saturday. I knew his name was Ron, not because I ever spoke to him, because I was scared of him, but the owner that hung out at the place would say, “That Ron’s a big burnout. I don’t know what’s wrong with him!” every time he left.
Ron would come in without any laundry.
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Jm J Bullock celebrity impersonator opens with an anti Vax seminar.
Susan Powter leads drum circle.
Julia Sweeney speech.
Fundraising raffle to win lunch with Merv Griffin, Jr.
Free Homeopathic Zika Pill Giveaway
That dude from Spin Doctors.
Someone from Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op accepts VP Nomination.
Fellow former city Council person who served with Dr. Jill Stein recalls how she once brought napkins to a potluck.
Ralph Nader asks if anyone has a phone charger for his Jitterbug flip phone, “cause that rack at the gas station only had iPhone and mini USB” and calls for charger reform to be on the Green Party Platform.
Bernie Sanders pleads with crowd to “Stop this shit, for the love of God!”
Anson Williams sings “We shall overcome”
That black guy in the audience introduces Dr. Jill Stein
Dr. Jill Stein accepts nomination via messenger owl
Free popsicle stick and yarn “God’s Eyes” under everyone’s chair as a parting gift.
Last night I cooked a gourmet steak dinner that included a variety of exotic sauteed mushrooms. Some of the shrooms were these long skinny things about the width of a headphone cord.
Linda’s dad was eating with us and he was picking them off of his steak, then proceedd to eat the steak. I told him they were mushrooms and he replied, “Oh, I thought they were worms”.
I love that he was willing to pull “worms” off a steak before he ate it, and didn’t do the natural thing, and flip his plate into the air screaming, “WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU SERVING ME WORMS?!?!?!?
A few years before my dad died from Alzheimer’s Disease, he was living with us, and we were on the porch watching the sun set and talking about the past. He said his life was pretty good. I tried to discuss some of the bad things that had happened and he honestly couldn’t remember them.
I thought he was the luckiest man in the world
Based on the success of the Sacramento Brew Bike, I’m starting several new bike based attractions to enjoy Midtown
SACRAMENTO BLOW BIKE: You and your friends will each get a pile of high grade cocaine, with a souveiner mirror and razor blade.
(WARNING: The last half of this ride may reach speeds of up to 80MPH)
MIDTOWN OPIUM RICKSHAW: An actual Chinese person will carry you around town while you smoke some of the best opium ever made. Why settle for the dark solitude of an opium den when you can turn to mush in a fun racially insensitive human powered wagon?
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So Suicide Squad is a piece of garbage. It’s a horrible movie with a decent cast that’s given horrible things to do and say. There’s lots of potential for a Dirty Dozen style movie featuring super villains, but it just doesn’t click here. It’s an uninspired and often misogynistic mess.
Viola Davis plays Amanda Waller, a tough cold blooded agent of some sort who puts together a team of bad people to take care of bad things. But it turns out the bad things are a result of her own creation. She’s enslaved a witch that thousands of years old and things get out of hand so she gets psychopaths to take care of it, instead of The Flash or Batman, because, well…I don’t fucking know.
Will Smith is good as Deadshot, a dude who is the world’s greatest marksman, and if the whole movie was about him and his story, it’d actually be pretty good. Other characters like Croc (a human Crocodile), and El Diablo (an East LA Gangbanger with full body tats and the ability to control fire) are really good, but that’s about where the fun stops.
One of the biggest problems of the movie is the distracting storyline with The Joker and Harley Quinn (played by Jared Leto and Margot Robbie, respectively). Joker has about 5 minutes of actual screen time in this film, so all of the hype about Leto’s performance is a huge letdown. He has about 8 lines and looks kind of cool, but there’s really nothing to get excited about. But Harley? Ugh…
Robbie looks and sounds great as Harley, but the whole dynamic of Harley and Joker is just depressing and sick to be played out with real actors. She’s a psychologist who becomes infatuated with The Joker, helps him escape, and he rewards her by torturing her with shock treatment. For some unexplained reason, she becomes a superhuman fighting machine and despite the abuse, she loves The Joker. When he’s not around, she prances around in underwear and a wet T-Shirt and the other characters stare at her ass.
It’s sad that one of the bigger laughs comes from Batman punching her in the face during a flashback scene. Add that to Deadshot calling Waller a bitch and a ho, and it’s just gross as fuck.
The climax of this film is nearly identical to the Ghostbusters orignal film and remake. The witch I mentioned earlier, The Enchantress, stands below a magic swirling column of energy that stretches up to the sky that will destroy the world in some sort of magic way.
Suicide Squad is just a really really really dumb movie and I hate that I feel dumb that I was so excited to see it.
I’m not a huge fan of the Bourne movies, so maybe I’m not the best guy to be reviewing this, but Jason Bourne was a disappointing space holder of a movie. There’s a great cycle vs. car chase at the beginning of the film, and a tremendously good chase between a Dodge Charger and a SWAT van in downtown Las Vegas that even ends up in a casino, but the rest is just OK.
Jason Bourne simply isn’t a very interesting character. He’s given a laptop with some shit about his dad on it that I can never truly get behind. Then he’s pretty much told by people where to go, and he beats people up. That’s the whole movie. I just felt like I wasted time even watching it. You might, too. Whatever, who cares?
Many state governments are struggling to find new sources of revenue to boost their dwindling budgets, which is a main reason that many support the legislation of online casinos in the hope that such a move would boost state tax revenues and struggling economies. When New Jersey passed and implemented their bill to allow online gaming and Governor Chris Christie predicted that online casino gambling would bring in $160million of revenue within its first year, actual results fell 45% below Christie’s expectations.
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Robert Berry has teamed up with the hilarious Chris Emery and they recorded an a super funny new comedy album, “Puns And Pugs” that’ll be available on June 22, 2016, but if you pre-order today, you’ll get a download link a week early! Help support the production of this record by ordering today. You won’t regret it. The link to buy via PAYPAL is below.