Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Recently I saw Mark Harmon, the long-time TV Actor, on CBS This Morning. Mark's Uncle and my Father were Team-mates on the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (See My Blogs for Dec. 19, 2008 and April 1, 2013) Basketball Team (as late as 1964 4 Wingfoots were on the Gold Medal Winning U.S. Olympic Basketball Team). And Mark's Father was Tom Harmon who won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan, while Mark was the Star Quarterback for UCLA. Athleticism went deeper in the Harmon Family than the Preusse Family, you wouldn't think he'd be my Sire as I've always been rather delicate. My Dad was the only member of the Wingfoots to actually be from Akron, and all of the little Akronites were so proud that one of their own was that good. No, the Postal Inspectors never found out who robbed that big U.S. Post Office across from UNLV (they can look in the mirror) with me losing 18 days of Mail they were "holding" for me (I pay $140 a year for my Box, they advertise their Boxes as "To Hold and Secure Your Mail"). I asked the U.S. Post Office for a partial-refund, all-considering their inept failure cost me heavily, I don't even know how heavily as a lot of the Mail you get you're not expecting, and they told me to Pound Salt. The previous 2 Summers I received packages at this Post Office that were somewhat heat-damaged. This past Summer I ordered the same product for about the same cost, $470, and specified that it be sent by UPS, and I received it in Perfect Condition. The U.S. Post Office in its current incarnation .... Go Big Brown, Go ...
I don't give a hoot about Derek Jeter. This once-great Country is a Caricature of what it used to be, everybody is bought-off or hoping to be, everybody is for sale, especially those in power. The U.S. is washed-up, it's all-over, stick a fork in it. They're always saying ...The United States in 2045... it's not going to be around in 2045. And it's all your faults. Is there no Charles the Hammer (see my Blog of Feb. 1, 2009) to deliver the Western World from the slimy Ragheads? My Male Readers are Men of Action, perhaps one of them. Why would the silly NFL be weighing-in so heavily on Morality, what does that have to do with Football Playin'? My Father, my Brothers, and I have never does this, but a certain type of woman enjoys being beaten-up, they can feel that Sin oozing out of them. I've had lotsa Hits lately and two-thirds are from the Ukraine (?), if they want me to lead them against the Russians, I will, as long as it's from the Rear and they pay me a lot of money. I had no idea that a DL could go 80 yards for TD, and JJ Watt also had a TD Reception. He was the 1st to do this in a game since Mike Vrabel for the Pats. Vrabel was a Sub for the Steelers and Belichick rejuvenated him, Vrabel and Antoine Winfield, both from Akron were selected by S.I. as 2 of the 22 best NFL Players from 2000 to 2010. There's a lot of White Guys, some of them would have to be good, JJ's a Freak of Nature. I did Ken Jennings' "Kennections" this week in "Parade" and my answer was "Card Terms" and their answer was "Poker Terms," I was close enough wasn't I, my answer was right wasn't it?
Thursday, September 25, 2014
From Quito by bus to the Peruvian Border, through Customs and a bus to Lima. I've been to Lima a few times, taxi to the Plaza de Armas and went inside the great Cathedral, it contains the remains of Francisco Pizarro who conquered Peru in 1533. The Conquistadores were often Illegitimate, as was Pizarro, or other than lst born Sons, people who had nothing to lose. The Presidential Palace is here and the Changing of the Guard is something to see, long ago they brought in Prussians to teach them how to GooseStep. I walked to the Plaza San Martin, I walked all over carrying that heavy bag. I went to the Inquisition Museum, I had been to all this and more previously. Parts of Lima are very rough but you should be all right if you have your wits about ye. I took a bus to Nazca, was there 7 years prior and had taken a plane to view the Nazca Lines, big lines of animals and other figures only visible from the air. That cost 80 U.S. then and now, they're safer today as since then 8 people have died in plane crashes viewing the Lines. What I wanted to see now was both the Nazca and the Pulpa Lines, this cost $150, I had wanted to do both 7 years ago but was stymied (they won't do it for one person and most people are Sissies and are satisfied with just seeing the Nazca Lines). But this time there was a Frenchie (he was okay) who also wanted to see both and going up and seeing the Nazca and Pulpa Lines was great and exciting. The Lines were drawn in the desert by the Paracas and Nazca Indians from 900 B.C. to 600 A.D., there's a Spider, there's a Monkey, all kinds of things, Maria Reiche, a German Mathematician came here in the 30's and devoted her life to Study of the Lines, she thought there was an Astronomical purpose to them. I think these Indians had nothing better to do. The Maria Reiche Museum and the Maria Reiche House (a big museum) are fascinating. In the evening I went to the Hotel Nazca Lines where they have a Planetarium (also 7 years ago) and this German Professor was so informative and great during the l hour lecture and viewing, mostly outside. You look through this telescope and see the ring around Saturn, the air is clear and the viewing is wonderful. The Professor was wonderful. Supposedly, you can't see the Big Dipper south of the Equator, then you see the Southern Cross-- I saw them both.
Billy Conn gave up his Light Heavyweight Championship to fight Joe Louis on June 18, 1941 in a Bout that lives on in Boxing Lore. The light-hitting and light (175 lbs.) Billy was well ahead on points in the 13th Round (of 15) Against the much bigger and hard-hitting Brown Bomber in his quest to win the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Then Billy foolishly went for the knockout and was knocked-out himself. This Match had been postponed for 6 months. Billy was married to the former Mary Louise Smith, the daughter of long-time Major League Baseball Player, Jimmy Smith. I saw a picture of the 2 at the Jersey Shore and both were very good-looking young people. But Jimmy Smith thought his daughter far too good for Billy and things became heated at Jimmy's Pittsburgh home after the Baptism of Billy's and Mary's lst born child and Jimmy's lst grandson, with Billy breaking his hand on his father-in-law's head (Irish). Billy and Mary were married for 48 years. In 1959, in Henderson, Nevada, Harry Reid went over to his girlfriend's, Landra Gould's, house and was met at the front door by her father who said ...Stay Away From My Daughter... Harry said, He Didn't Like Me Because I wasn't Jewish. Then Landra's father shoved Harry, Harry beat up Landra's father, Landra leapt into Harry's car leaving her father lying in the dirt, the 2 eloped, Harry was "20," Landra was "19." The Reids have been married for 55 years and have 5 children. You don't easily interfere with young love.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I never go to a lawyer but have been told that they all say ...You have a good case... Unfortunately, there's been no rush of Comely Females towards myself, perhaps you'd be interested in my friend, Scott, who recently broke-up with his girlfriend of 2 years. Scott is "43" and an Oddsmaker who has had his picture and comments in "Sports Illustrated." He's youthful-looking with nice blue eyes, good hair, a large-boned muscular build, anyone would consider him to be a good-looking guy. He has a nice house and does well financially. He's kind and easy-going with a friendly disposition, I have other friends but Scott is my only true-blue friend (they're hard to come by). He probably tokes, drinks and gambles too much and could use the influence of a good woman. 15 years ago Scott was a Supervisor for SAV-ON Drugstores and was fired when an older woman complained vociferously that after going on and on about this problem she encountered at his Store, he had told her ...Tell It To The Pope... Quell this rebellious streak, Tame This Tiger
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I haven't had a cavity since the 90's, you should practice hygiene. Scotland is lucky that Britain would have them, a miniscule almost non-entity. I was just reading one of my favorite Blogs, Sept. 21, 2010, Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador is the Capital. The bus from Medellin to Quito, Ecuador was supposed to take 26 hours, it took 37, I got in at 2 A.M. and took a taxi to the nice Hotel Viena Internacional (correct spelling), 2 blocks from the main square of Plaza Grande. Quito, 2.2 mil is the Capital of Ecuador, 15.2 mil and up 9400 ft. Founded in 1534 by the Spanish it achieved Independence through Jose de Sucre and Simon Bolivar winning the Batttle of Pichincha in 1822. I've been to Quito thrice, lotsa good stuff to see. Near the Square is the impressive Cathedral, de Sucre is interred. La Campania de Jesus is a beautiful Jesuit Church, Museo Franciscano is good, as Museo de la Cuidad. Basilica del Vota Nacional is big and interesting. The Museo Nacional is real fine and features an extensive pre-Colombian gold collection. I had been to Mitad del Mundo twice, didn't go there this time. 22 km north of Quito, it's right on the Equator and I've had my picture taken with one leg in the Northern Hemisphere and one leg in the Southern Hemisphere. What currency do they use in Ecuador, the Yankee Dollar.
I have a huge number of hits today and I haven't been Online in a week. I'm a Powerful Man, I have Huge Influence and I should be getting paid for it. You Unevolved, Primitive Bastards, Who the Hell are You? Leeches. Goodell couldn't be doing a better job of making the Owners and Players huge money over the 8 years and serving a highly Palatable Product to the Fans. Out of a great number of Players somebody is always going to be misbehaving, you're going to fire Goodell over these trifles? You're Merciless. You're bad people. I saw a good Boxing Card at the Hard Rock, my 75th Pro Card in Las Vegas, there were 9 fights with a DJ jamming away between fights and rounds. The Co-Mains were Luis Ortiz of Cuba, 21-0 vs. Lateef Kayode of Nigeria, 20-0 (an "O" must go) for a Jive Heavyweight Title, with the hulking Ortiz knocking down Kayode and then TKO'ing him in the lst round. Due to his power (King Kong is his nickname), Ortiz would stand a chance against anybody. And Jesus Cuellar, 24-1, vs. Juan Manuel Lopez, 34-4, for a Jive Featherweight Title (126 lbs.) with a Vicious Knockout of Lopez halfway through the 2nd round, the Ref barely glanced before waving it off. Lopez, a former Champion, had a previous bad Outing and should hang 'em up. Except for that a night of Pugilistic Pleasure. Sat. Nite I saw UNLV play Northern Illinois, who is often in the top 25, played in the Orange Bowl 2 years ago. The Rebels really came back and came close and except for a bad break could have won, much closer than 48-34 would indicate. I had my Teeth Cleaned and saw my Dentist, from Nigeria, a Benin Tribesman. Jan Scraped all that congealed, caked-on Guck off my Teeth, a Scrapejob, and they feel a lot better. Biannually, Jan is the best. I talk boxing with my Dentist, all Nigerians like boxing. Ever count your teeth? I did once, I figured since I had had my 4 Wisdom Teeth pulled that I should have 28, yeah, I do (none of you have but now you will). I had 3 pulled when I was "33" and there was so much more room in my mouth, the lst I had pulled in College at the Ohio State Dental School for $4 by a Student. The thing came in funny and was driving me Nuts, I got a conscensus from the other Students that it should be pulled. I saw Ray Pryor there, Ray was an All-American Center in Football in 1966 for Ohio State. Ray, a Black Guy, after the Season received invitations to play in All-Star Games where he could showcase for the NFL, but Woody Hayes kept this from him as he thought Ray should go to Dental School instead. Ray found this out and confronted Woody and a Player told me that the 2 were standing and shouting at each other seemingly almost coming to Blows. The NFL paid peanuts back then, get your brains knocked out, Woody had his Failings but no-one ever said that he didn't have his Boys' best interests at heart. Anyway, there was something weird about my tooth and my Student was going around showing it to all his Friends ...You can never tell about a 3rd Molar...You can never tell about a 3rd Molar... While he was doing this the Instructor came up behind him with a look of Outrage ...The next time use a Thingamajig instead of showing how good you are with a Forceps.... I got my Wisdom Tooth pulled, Drama and Human Pathos all for $4
Thursday, September 11, 2014
To Bogata and by Cama (luxury) bus, very comfy, to Medillin, to which I had never been. A gritty, working city of 3 mil, arriving early in the morning I found a good flop then proceeded to see the sights. To the Basilica de la Candaleria, completed in 1774, and the huge and impressive Catedral Metropolitana, 1931. The Museo de Antioquia has 23 of Fernando Botero's sculpture's around it, like his paintings many of these feature himself. Inside is an eclectic array of Art spanning Colombia's History as well as 92 of Botero's paintings and a small collection of foreign artists, it was pretty good. Medillin is primarily known to the World as the center of Pablo Escobar's Medillin Cartel. Pablo (Dec. 1, 1949 to Dec. 2, 1993) was the Ruler of a Cocaine Empire that controlled 80% of the world trade by it's height in the 1980's. Beginning in 1975, Pablo began exporting tons of Cocaine primarily to the United States such that by the early 1990's he was worth 30 bil. He controlled much of everything in Colombia through Plato o Plomo (Silver or Lead), thousands were killed but many more chose to be bribed and live. The Storming of the Colombia Supreme Court on Nov. 6, 1985 by the M-19 Rebels in which 11 of the 25 Supreme Court Justices were killed was thought to be backed by Pablo. On August 18, 1989, the uncorruptable Presidential Candidate, Luis Galan, was assassinated on Escobar's orders, one of many killings of high political and business figures in Colombia due to Pablo. The huge amount of Cocaine smuggled into the U.S. by Escobar brought huge U.S. support for his Extradition to the U.S. which was what he feared. A Compromise was reached in 1991 whereby Escobar would be imprisoned in palatial surroundings, but he continued to carry on his drug trade and ordered killings while in "prison." The U.S.-backed Colombians then sought to send Pablo to a real prison, so Escobar escaped on July 22, 1992 and went on the run. Hunted like a wild dog, Colombian Special Forces detected Pablo's whereabouts on Dec. 2, 1992 in Medellin (correct spelling), Pablo made a break for it and was shot through the legs and torso, with a fatal bullet fired behind his right ear from close range, as they weren't about to take him alive. Much beloved today in Medellin due to his Cultivation of a Robin Hood Image and Charity to the Poor, there were 25,000 at Pablo's Funeral. A Painting in the Antioquia by Botero is "Pablo Escobar Dying On A Rooftop."
Kathie Lee Gifford ...We Didn't Have It So Bad, We Had Each Otha... All 19 of the 9-ll Hijackers had had Legal Status in this Country (Snake Story). My Younger Brother, Tom, was a Pledge of Phi Gamma Delta at Ohio State, and the Boys had a Fund-Raising Drive to benefit themselves. This was Jack Nicklaus' Fraternity (Fijis) and the Boys told Jack how much money he should give them, what his proper share should be. And Jack told the Boys .......... .......... and that he wouldn't be giving them anything. Now, this was a really-strong connection and what they should have said was ...Brother Jack, can you help us out? And what he gives, he gives. I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I had a relative slightly involved in this, they were silly boys. My Call-Out to the women of the world hasn't been answered. Comely Women, Swoop-in and Sweep me off my feet, I'm sad and lonely, you're too shy, be a Woman about-it... I'm going to a Fight Card today at the Hard Rock, I live next door, I don't even have to cross the street. ...A Champion Is One Who Gets Up When He Can't See--Jack Dempsey
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Back to Bogata and then over to the Portal del Norte bus station, a really nice and nice-looking girl was a big help to me in getting there, in my Travels I often depend on the Kindness of Strangers. Bus to Zipaquira, which like Sesquile, is 35 mi. N. of Bogata, to see the "Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira." Got in about l1 P.M. and found a nice flop, got their last room. In the morning, Sunday, I went to the Salt Cathedral. Not that well-known, the Salt Cathedral is considered to be a Jewel of Modern Architecture and even you Non-Catholics should see it before you Buy the Farm. The Salt Cathedral Complex is Magnificent. Cut from an active Halite (Rock Salt) Mine which has been mined since 500 B.C. beginning with the Muisca and which has 500 years of Salt left, the Salt Cathedral is 200 Meters Underground. The Salt Cathedral was built from 1954 to 1995, in addition to the Cathedral there's the equally impressive Stations of the Cross Icons and the Rosary Chapel, where I went to Mass (In the Salt Cathedral there's only Mass on Christmas and Easter). I was there all day. You can also do the Mine Tour, you know me, I have to do everything. You put on a Miner's Helmet with head-lamp and you and the others go single-file in total darkness (head-lamp not allowed on yet) feeling the back of the one in front of you, and you're bent-over as the tunnel isn't high. You come to an area and turn on your Lamp, there the Guide tells you about Salt Mining. And also everyone is encouraged to swing a Pick and knock-out some Halite from the Walls. I was easily the oldest-one, it was mostly men and women in their early 20's. The Boys' Effort dislodging the Rock Salt was very Feeble but my short, compact, swing was knocking-off Chunks, I heard Murmurs. I was the only one on the Tour from a Baseball-Playing Country, the Pick is like a Heavy Bat. The Girls' Effort, and one was 6'1", was so poor that I wondered if they scratched the Wall, I'm sorry to say but if we were relying on them our Shakers would be empty.
My Truth-Telling has some of the News People Upset, say Ms. Joyce on L.V. CBS Morning News, I'm sorry, please return. I do my Blog at the Flamingo Library, near Maryland, in L.V. I get it for no-extra where I live but prefer to get out and about, this Library's physical attributes are good, big and brightly-lit. But it's full of Transients who sometimes scream Obscenities and this is allowed. The Librarians, Security Guards, and Transients sorta meld, into the Dregs. It's commonly thought that the Librarians want as many Transients in here as possible so they can ask for more money. I just read that S.I. and Simone Biles say that St. Sebastian is the Patron Saint of Athletes, yeah, I guess he is, Archers, too, strangely (shot full of arrows). (See My Blog of July 28, 2009) I graduated from the 8th Grade at St. Sebastian's in Akron, and, yes, on his Feastday of January 20, everybody in the School got a real big hard-candy arrow. Simone is only 4'9" and it's easier to look good at that height. In that Ray Rice Video she was coming at him. Ray dragging her off the elevator unconscious is the funniest thing I've ever seen, I laugh every time. He would have looked more gallant had he carried her off in his arms but he might have strained a muscle and used-up Football Energy. Rice is really getting a bad deal, he didn't deserve to be cut, it wasn't that big of a thing. I, for one, don't want to see Jennifer Lawrence naked. She didn't deserve that Oscar for that so-so movie. On Sept. 7, 1996 Tupac Shakur was gunned-down in his limo after leaving a Mike Tyson Fight and they have the outfit he wore on display at the Hard Rock minus any bullet holes (?), shot 4 times. The Watch I'm wearing has also been in 118 Countries with me, a Pulsar I bought for $35 in a Supermarket 30 years ago, any countries that I was in prior to buying it I've been in since I bought it. Say Banzai to this Noble Watch.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Still Mooching? You bad people. I went to see the Laguna de Guatavita, 35 mi. from Bogata. The first bus broke down, I took a taxi back to the bus station. The 2nd bus dropped me off 6 miles from Sesquile, from where I had hoped to get transpo to the lagoon. I saw nothing going towards the town and stood on the side of the road for awhile. Ah, but some guy had his car parked and was going towards it, I asked would you take me into town? He said he would for 10,000 Pesos, 5 U.S., I said sounds good to me (I often travel by the seat of my pants, often not knowing where I'll be going next or how I'll get there). Once in town I offered my new friend 60,000 Pesos to take me to the Laguna and wait for me, he said yes. It was a rocky, dusty 12 miles. Once there, I caught the last tour of the day, 13,200 Pesos, you have to take the tour, and they tell you the background in Spanish and then you hike way up and I could barely do it at their fast pace, and we reached the Laguna de Guatavita. It's not all that big. The new Muisca King would go out on the Sacred Lake along with the Shamans, Priests, and Nobles and they would apply sticky substance to him and then coat him with gold dust (El Dorado, the Gilded One) and he'd jump in the lake washing the gold dust off, then everybody would dump copious amounts of gold and jewels into the lake. The Spanish, always eager for gold, tried to drain the lagoon in 1545 and lowered the water level somewhat and found much gold, but were unsuccessful in draining the Sacred Water. There were after many attempts by various people to drain the lagoon, and all failed. Finally, in 1900 any further attempts to drain the lake were forbidden, and no doubt there's much wealth on the bottom today. My friend, the driver, went on the tour himself, he had done this in his youth but not since, and they didn't charge him. All in all, the tour was 2 hours, there was an English-Speaking tour guide but I just stuck with the Spanish. There was an American couple on the tour, I asked where you from? And the woman said, Florida, afraid that if I learned the City that maybe I could use the information against them (?). My driver drove me back to Sesquile from where I got a bus back to Bogata, I gave him 70 thou for a grand total of 80 thou on the day, 40 U.S., and he seemed very happy, I liked the guy. To see the Lagoon that was the source of the Legend of El Dorado made me happy beyond expression.
We got our Flag from my Uncle's Casket. My mother's uncle, my great-uncle, was with the Americans in France during WW 1 and was mustard-gassed. It didn't kill him immediately but it shortened his life and he died in his early 40's. We're losing our American Culture, why, there's hardly any Americans who know how to do the "Rebel Yell" (a series of quick, high-pitched screams). Eerily, I've heard the UNLV Cheerleaders do it perfectly. I see my Primary Care Doctor every 4 months. At the end of our meeting I always thank her cordially and she acknowledges cordially, then we part. But last October, instead at the end, she ran out of the room. I told this to Scott and he said, What did you do to her? ...Nuthin'... I don't get along with anybody all the time. At my Health Club they have fine facilities, amongst them a steam bath. And I get right next to where the steam is coming out and see how much and how long I can take. You build up your stamina. Scott is the only one I've seen, of the great many, who can take it as long as I can, to me, this means the "Steam-Off Challenge" where the 2 of us go until only one is left sitting (the loser crawling towards the door).
McKayla lusting for the Competition, ohh. I worked with that girl. Hopefully, McKayla will get Religion and Reform (Mary Magdalene), I did my part. John Walker (Family of Spies) just died and his brother, Arthur, died in July, after 29 years in prison and having to die in prison. They got John to cooperate by going easy on his son Michael (all of them in the U.S. Navy), Michael being locked-up at "22" and released at "37." Jerry Whitworth never did cooperate and got 365 years (what, the judge thought a year for each day of one?) John began his spying for the Russians in 1967 as he was willing to sell out his Country for Money (Judas), and this lasted until 1985 when John's ex-wife turned them all in. As dumb, just sheer idiots, that the United States has been run by with these crumby Presidents and their Retardate Administrations, this would have gone on forever instead of 18 years. The minds of the American People are weak, I'm sorry. Maybe the Amer. People will realize this and also try to Reform and elect myself, Ed Preusse, as the next President, I couldn't do any worse only better. I was practicing my Tango Steps this morning (See My Blogs for Jan. 25, 2009 and Sept. 26, 2009) and I'll return some day to the La Confiteria Ideal in Buenos Aires and show them I've gotten better (Tango is the most sensual and beautiful of the dances, to see wonderful dancers at a Tango Show in B.A. is something one should do in their lifetime).