The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill., Bill Flick column
Jul 20, 2012 (The Pantagraph - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
FLICK FLAK, random thoughts on shower gels, the drought, greasy cheeseburgers, texting and other life obsessions:
--How is it the country music stars suddenly got to be the gorgeous ones Weren't they the common, ordinary, everyday folk not that long ago
--Whatever happened to Dan Quayle
--Why is it always the driver's side windshield wiper blade that goes bad first
--In the original Olympics, none of the competitors wore clothes and from the looks of today's female volleyball competitors, have you noticed it appears they are going back to that
--Another sign you're getting old: When no one else in the room knew that TV stations used to play the national anthem at midnight and then signed-off for the day.
--If beef and cheese are two of the leading producers of cholesterol, how come no cows are dropping over
--Remember way back in the good ol' days, like almost two months ago, when we still even needed to mow the lawn
--Three more life pleasures that if you must die of something, it might as well be these:
-- The potato chips at Rosie's downtown. They are made there.
-- The double-cheeseburger with grilled onions, and a side of cheese balls, at Green Gables at Lake Bloomington.
-- The white garlic pizza at Joe's Station House in the Shoppes at College Hills.
--What's a first-class stamp cost now 43 cents 44 45 Have you noticed those "Forever" stamps have caused you to lose track of just how much an individual stamp costs
--Central Illinois look-alikes: Kevin O'Malley, of Prospect Point Financial Partners in Bloomington, and David Maraniss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Washington Post reporter. (Suggested by Mike Egenes, Bloomington) (See print editions for photographs.)
--The other morning on the radio there was a song by George Strait, immediately followed by one by Marvin Gaye. Is there a joke in there
--Life would be better if ...
-- Folk quit checking their cellphone texts while walking down the middle of a busy sidewalk.
-- Microwaving stinky food in the lunchroom was outlawed.
-- Your office mate wouldn't leave his cellphone on the desk at work, with the ring-tone set to "Who Let The Dogs Out "
--If right-handed, ever notice you put on your left sock first
--If you answered "yes" to the above, try it the other way tomorrow, just to see how weird it is to undergo such an outwardly insignificant switch
--Yet another difference between men and women -- Women think shower gel is a wonderful thing. Men still wonder what that bottle of goopy stuff is that's blocking the bar of soap.
-- "Do Roman paramedics refer to IV's as '4's' " (Cathy Ferme, Normal)
-- "If warm air rises, why is it always cooler in the mountains " (Denny Arnold, Heyworth)
-- "With all the auto insurance companies claiming to save us $100, $200 and more on our auto insurance, who do we save that money from " (Larry Shoel, Bloomington)
--Whatever happened to Phil Donahue
--Finally, ever notice a drought during winter is a good thing and a drought during summer is awful
Bill Flick is at firstname.lastname@example.org
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