The radio show that I used to produce is still on the air. Legally Speaking is broadcast live every Saturday night on WLAC 1510 AM, from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
The attorney who I worked with the most and became good friends with was the anchor and show host, but he left the show a few years ago and I left shortly right after. I still like the other guys, but the show is just not the same without the anchor.
They changed the format slightly – each of the lawyers on the show plays an instrument and sings old country songs as the show cuts to commercial or comes back from station breaks. They aren’t exactly great musicians, but I think it helps make these guys seem a little more human and approachable to listen to them sings and play guitar for a few minutes every hour. As I said they aren’t exactly great musicians but thank the good lord that they have enough talent not to chase away their listeners. They really took a chance with that path.
Even though I don’t work with them any more, I try to listen to the show if I’m home on a Saturday night and think to tune in the radio to their show. I always learn something new about the law and the legal system and it’s good to hear familiar voices, too.
When I first started blogging I would share on my blog a funny story or joke that had come my way via the Internet, but then I heard that if you place content on your blog that isn’t “original content” that you could be placing your my blog in jeopardy with the Google Gods. Now of course no one wants to do that. I have a lot of questions, ideas and opinions on this issue. I wish someone at Google could and would talk to me about it so that I could relax a bit more and feel comfortable with what I place on my own personal blog.
But in the meantime please enjoy this short little humorous story that I couldn’t resist posting here on my own personal blog today. Maybe even one of the Google Gods will get a kick out of it as well and leave me alone!
Exercise For Folks Over The Age of Forty
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute and then relax.
Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags. Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I’m at this level.)
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
My first experience at a Dicks Last Resort was a rip-roaring, rowdy time with good food, plenty of cold beer, and a wait staff that instigated all kinds of fun and mischief throughout the crowd. It was so much fun I couldn’t wait to go back.
Alas, the first Dick’s Last Resort was in San Antonio and I haven’t been back to that one. But I have been to others and they have all been just as much fun. I’ve been to the Dicks in Chicago, which is up at Navy Pier. I’ve also been in the one in Myrtle Beach, and that one had a rascal for a waiter and even the manager was in on the pranks and jokes.
If you ever have the chance and want to have so much fun you can hardly stand to leave, go to a Dick’s Last Resort. There are some people who take their kids to this place, but I promise you will have a better time if you keep the group to adults only. The jokes and the banter is above the heads of the little people and you don’t want to be distracted or inhibited now, do you?
I’ve never checked their website before now, even their website is colorful, entertaining, and interactive check it out at http://www.dickslastresort.com/. See what their joke of the day is and take a look to see if there is a Dicks Last Resort anywhere near you are, it looks like they have even more locations than I thought.
Call me “Shallow Hal,” but I still like watching the Miss America pageants. I think it is nice to honor attractive, accomplished women and that young girls should be allowed to see that there are good role models for them besides the ho’s and the freaks promoted in the popular media, like Madonna, Pink, Lindsay, the list could go on and on, but I think you get the jest of the type I’m talking about.
Most of the Miss America contestants are wholesome, ambitious, talented, composed and attractive. It is good to showcase these qualities and I wish they (mass media, network TV, etc.) would do more to promote wholesome role models for our young people.
As pretty as these young women can be on the big contests like Miss America and Miss USA, they don’t seem to be able to talk without babbling. You would think that they would have someone coach them on public speaking and creating politically correct answers. I saw videos today of several of the contestants answering the questions. They were sad to watch. Especially Miss California, from a few years ago, as she babbled and botched her question. She was actually booed by the audience – I think that was a first for the pageant.
Some of my friends are lawyers and I know they all laugh at the lawyer jokes we pass around from time to time. I used to have a collection of them and break them out during the radio show breaks. I’m trying to think of one appropriate to call them up and share with them online Saturday night. Here’s one I told recently.
Question: What’s the difference between a trampoline and a lawyer?
Answer: You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline!
Today I took a drive up-country to see an attorney friend and passed by the old AM radio station where I used to produce a weekend talk radio show about politics and current events. Boy, that brought back a lot of memories! Now I can get the same intellectual stimulation and participate in political discussions by reading blogs and making comments, or by finding discussion forums like the one at ArgueWithEveryone.com. If you like political blogs then you should come by any Saturday morning and see what I’ve got on my mind worth sharing with the other forum participants on that particular day. They can all get pretty fired up and it’s a lot of fun.