Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Greeting

And a in time of great hardship
A star appeared, . . . Brighter than the rest,
Giving us hope that God is with us.
That no matter the depth of the darkness
God's love shines in the night

Monday, December 14, 2009

Many years ago during another lifetime, I worked retail clothing sales at a large department store chain. The chain's big sale event of the yet-to-arrive Christmas season took place near the end of October and afterwards we learned that our location in "rural" Licking county out sold all other locations in two categories: Men's flannel shirts and women's thong underwear. A strange juxtaposition of fashions, to say the least.

It really spoke volumes about Licking county and our location became known throughout the division as the flannel shirts and thongs store.

A few months ago I posted a local story that made international headlines about a man that was cited with DUI while driving a motorized barstool.

Well the motorized barstool is back in the news...

Motorized barstool sells for $1,125 on eBay

(Eric George, The Advocate)

NEWARK -- As the minutes ticked down toward the closing of an eBay bidding war for the motorized barstool that launched Newark into national headlines, the going price remained steady: $1,125.

The 37th bidder placed the winning bid on Dec. 7 and remained the high bidder until the close of the auction at 9 p.m. Sunday.

The starting price for the barstool, initially listed on Dec. 3, was 99 cents.

The contraption is a metal barstool with a padded seat and welded to a frame, equipped with a 5-horsepower engine, steering wheel and four tires.

It launched into notoriety after its owner, Kile Wygle, 29, was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed the contraption in March in Newark.

He pleaded guilty the next month.

A Licking County judge ruled in June any profit from the sale of the stool should go toward back child support. At the time, Wygle owed about $37,000. (from the (Newark) Advocate)

Twenty-five years ago it was flannel shirts and thongs. Now-a-days...

Ride Safe

Monday, December 7, 2009

I had a friend forward an email to me and in keeping with the holiday spirit, I post it here...

The text below the picture reads:

"Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever.Great stories. But two things made me take it down.

"First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

"Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard. "

After a little searching I found the posting at which is the address for the blog entitled " The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid. (probably not be the origin of the post.)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Old Indians, Never, Ever, Die 2

On the 24th and 25th July 2009 the second Old Indian Never Die rally took place at Traquair House in Pebbleshire, Scotland. The Rally was possibly the largest collection of vintage Indian Motocycles gathered in Europe.

Jodie from Watermill pointed me to this video trailer from the forthcoming 1 hour long documentary from Watermill, due out in 2010.

If you like vintage motorcycles (who can't imagine themselves on a 50+ year old bike?), you'll want to keep an eye out for this video offering.