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Monday, June 13, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner Will Never Measure Up To This

All this talk about Anthony Weiner and his, well you know... has had me reminiscing about the good old days.

Those days growing up in a little town east of Los Angeles. The biggest things going on in our little hamlet generally happened in the parking lot of In-n-Out Liquor at the corner of Glendora and Service Avenues.

That was where my friends and I bought our half gallon jugs of Mother's Pride Root Beer, stole magazines, and watched the flames dance from the torches of the old Love's Wood Pit Barbecue.

The center that housed our beloved liquor store was one of those classic strip malls of 60's that were so prevalent in the suburbs. I think there were maybe 8 small stores that were part of this little hub.

There was a craft store where we bought all the models we used to put together with that incredibly dangerous glue, a beautician, [in those days they were not called salons] a laundromat that also housed the local Chinese Hand Laundry, and of course a Fotomat. For you young folks, Fotomat was where we took film from our Kodak Instamatics to be developed in just one day!

And we had the Capri Theater. It was one of those big types of theaters that sat about 1000 people. I saw my first movie, Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, there. If you weren't playing baseball over at the park, the place to be on a Saturday afternoon was definitely at the Capri. I saw a ton of those great Disney classics there.

But one day, in the parking lot, we all got to see something really special. Sometime around around noon, on a day long ago past, he rolled up, got out, and showed everybody who was there the biggest wiener we had ever seen!

It was magical. The stuff of dreams. Must've been about 20 feet long.

It was, of course, the Oscar Mayer Wiener Wagon.

This is the only wiener I care to be seeing in public and much more interesting than any of that other junk that passes for exciting news in todays world.

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Blogger Doug said ... (1:16 PM) : 

You know, I just realized that the Oscar Mayer Wiener and the Pinto Picture are both orange.

Growing up, I don't believe I would have been seen anywhere near either one of those things, but I do remember the good ol' days much like you said except out here we had the Drive-In Movie Theaters and Tastee Freeze


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (3:09 PM) : 

Doug, we had the drive-ins too, but oddly enough, I never went to one until after I got married.

Our Tastee Freeze was a ways away so we had to content ourselves with the neighborhood ice cream man...

I noticed that orange color too... good catch...


Blogger dmarks said ... (3:41 PM) : 

Hot dog!

I caught the thing a couple of years ago. Click here for the story.

As for Anthony, it is too bad he has brought an end to his long career of self-service.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (5:37 PM) : 

dmarks... i too had an encounter with a modern day version a couple of years ago here in Vegas... even got the free wiener whistle...

it's pretty cool inside...


Blogger tha malcontent said ... (3:08 AM) : 

dmarks said...
As for Anthony, it is too bad he has brought an end to his long career of self-service.

Well I look at a bit differently, lets think of it the way, Luckily we found all of this out now, before he got into Higher Office. And he would have without a doubt.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (9:03 AM) : 

Mal, spoken as true new yorker...


Blogger tha malcontent said ... (1:44 PM) : 

Dave Miller said...
Mal, spoken as true new yorker...

Well it's true and I take that as a complement.


Blogger Z said ... (7:05 PM) : 

oh, MAN, Dave...LOVE's BARBECUE was SO SO GOOD!!
I just Googled and only find JAKARTA, INDONESIA under "Locations!" I called the West LA one on Pico and they're closed. Don't know if there are any around here anymore, but that pork sandwich was SO FABULOUS.
mmmmmmmmmmmmm Oh, I wish I was there now.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (8:16 PM) : 

Z, I think they are all gone and yesterday Marie Callanders filed for bankruptcy...

Do you remember when Love's had the torches out front?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:10 PM) : 

"Do you remember when Love's had the torches out front?"



Blogger Dave Miller said ... (10:11 AM) : 

Anon... yep, back in the day, Love's Wood Pit Barbecue Restaurants, at least in California, had torches at their entrances...


Blogger BB-Idaho said ... (8:32 AM) : 

In the obscure trivia department, we learn that a
congressman was a wienermovile driver at one time. (Which may explain the Ryan Plan)....


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (8:53 AM) : 

Yeah, I saw that BB... I wonder of that gave him some special insight into the heart of a weiner, or wiener...


Blogger kid said ... (9:08 AM) : 

It's a shame that he has to step down for NOT having sex. Breitbart had to have a actual pornographer and other scum to go after the Congressman since he decided to go after Clarence Thomas. Breitbart don't look too good. On Martin Bashir's show he was drooling and looked like he was on drugs. People forget that his Shirley Sharrod case is going on now. A lot of those lawyer are working for her free. The Frats and Sororities are working their butts off going after his butt. It not a problem of how Breitbart will be taken down, it's when. Private investigators following around 24/7, he's going to crack. God don't like ugly.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (12:57 PM) : 

Kid... God don't like ugly... I like that...


Blogger dmarks said ... (8:03 AM) : 

There's so much anger at Breitbart for uncovering inconvenient facts.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (10:14 AM) : 

dmarks, some of the anger directed at Breitbart has to do with some past less than even handed treatment of other liberals and their issues.

Probably no different from how a lot of conservatives felt when Ms Palin was subjected to so many gotcha questions from the liberal "lamestream" media.

This is not meant to give Mr Weiner a pass, just to give some context to the political atmosphere surrounding Breitbart.


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