Posted by Wheezer Society member Steve Lindstedt
Yesterday morning, my friend Kathy and I drove out to a small airstrip near North Plains. It was the plan to go up for a ride in a soaring glider. We were taken up in two seperate gliders, each one was towed to altitude by old retired Grumman 'Ag Cats'. Very powerful airplanes originally designed for crop dusting.
Going up was quite the rush, but once the tow-line was released, it turned into another experience! The rush of wind is the only thing you hear. In the silent flight over the coast range, I could see the Gales Creek drainage into the Tualatin basin. Diving, and rising on thermals in almost complete silence was more than just 'fun', it was so peaceful. (Zen pause)
The landing at the airfield was also memorable! Slowly drifting down for the approach, we hit the ground which was very noisy and bumpy I guess it's sort of a metaphor of the cacophony and multiple tasks that take up our valuable time here. I plan on doing it again very soon. - Lindstedt
Posted by Wheezer Society member Neil Sterett
Dear Cerrone, sorry to hear you got a hold of some 'bad' whiskey during album conception...
Posted by Wheezer Society member Neil SterettShe's green, mean, and full of cream! Capture her and commit 'cage rape'. It is legal on the moons of Galaxy 7ZM9-5T.
The Wheezer Society's friend (and high school classmate) Bryce Zabel has an interesting article on the ABC promotion of 9/11 mini-series:
The striking similarity between the 1996 NBC "Dark Skies" key art and the current ABC ad campaign for "The Path to 9/11" has really struck a nerve. It's amusing to some, to others it's further evidence of a corrupt movie process and to one person it was very personal. LINK TO ARTICLE
Posted by Wheezer Neil Sterett: So, I get on the information highway to cruise for locations and prices at Jiffy Lube and Oil Can Henry's for an oil change. I am dog sitting at friend's house while she is out of town and just my luck there is a Jiffy Lube just up the street on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.
I query Jiffy Lube to call and ask prices and I find a site that has hundreds of horror stories from across the nation regarding every aspect of incompetence, rudeness, rip off and severe damage to vehicles. You will wheeze at the customer comments at:
I chose to take my beemer in to my local german mechanic even though they would have the car all day rather than let a mutant franchise 'quickie' oil change occur (and all of the other things they will do to your car and charge you even if they didn't actually do the work) See the complaints and lawsuits against Jiffy Lube, even from former employees that verify people were charged for parts and labor never performed. It is worth a good laugh and a damn good warning to be cautious about where you have work done on your car by the lowest possible vermin. The more I read about the devils at Jiffy Lube, the more I howled!!
I happen to share birthday's with the fastest cartoonist alive... Happy Birthday, Mr. Aragones! Photo via Mark Evanier
One of the most influential caricaturists in the last fifty years is Mort Drucker. In the fifties and sixties, Drucker not only produced some of the most memorable caricatures for Mad Magazine's movie satires, but he was also cranking out the pages and pages of comic books for National Periodicals, who produced several "personality based" comic books like The Adventures of Bob Hope, The Adventures of Jerry Lewis, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis among others. This weekend we will once again see Jerry Lewis on his forty-first Labor Day MDA Telethon raising funds to help fight muscular dystrophy.