Archive for the ‘Popular Culture’ Category

“Many people think you played the role of Dirty Harry, but you actually played the role of his assistant, Steve.” David Letterman to Clint Eastwood

March 1, 2018

“If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.” – – Johnny Carson

March 1, 2018


Bushkin, Henry. Johnny Carson (p. 183). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

“[A] new study…found that chickens would have absolutely no qualms about caging and eating humans…[The] findings support similar studies surveying animals such as cows, pigs, and fish, with only horses indicating that it was sufficient if humans were merely enslaved.”

December 21, 2017

Read about the study here.

“Grandmothered plans may have differences in coverage compared to other plans on the Market.” – – excerpt from plan renewal document from my insurance company

December 8, 2017

Ron Jon Surf Shop

November 28, 2017

This past Sunday morning, as I was walking from one church to another in Provo, Utah, I came upon a car that had a Ron Jon Surf Shop decal in its back window.

That triggered some memories.

My father was an aerospace engineer at Martin Marietta, which is now part of Lockheed Martin.  Over the years he went on many business trips to Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Beginning about the time I started high school, he began giving my siblings and me t-shirts from the Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach.  They were similar to the t-shirts that can be bought today.

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I would wear those to school frequently.  On some of those cold winter days in Colorado, I’d walk to school wearing one of these t-shirts under my big down coat.

This brief video tells the history of the Ron Jon Surf Shop (click on the arrow in the middle of the image to play the video):

This article gives some historical facts: