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Yogi, Golf, and The French Laundry If you've ever seen the PBS special by Ken Burns on Baseball you may remember this. They told a story about Yogi Berra when he was still in school. He had just flunked a test and the teacher came up to him and said "Yogi you don't know anything, do you?" And Yogi said "Know anything? I don't even suspect anything!"  She was telling him that he wasn't very smart and he was telling her that he was smart... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Ricky and Hal - One day in the life of Hope One of my favorite movies is "Regarding Henry" (Harrison Ford, Annette Bening).  It's the story about a big time lawyer (Harrison Ford = Henry) that everyone hates. He goes into a store to buy something and gets shot in the head by a guy robbing the place. When Henry wakes up in the hospital he can't remember anything, can't walk, doesn't recognize his wife or his kid and mostly has to start all over... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 8, 2019

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Wallace Years ago I used to take kids to Young Life camp. We would get on a bus at midnight and drive 11 hours, eat breakfast and lunch and get to camp about 2pm the next day. I did that for years but never figured out how to sleep on a bus, so I usually sat on the "Don't go past this line" step, right next to the driver and talked to him all night, plus I kinda wanted him to stay awake. By the time we got to camp I was toast, brain didn't work, legs felt... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Red on POS Black on NEG When I was teaching Jr. High school back in the 80's the PE teacher came and got me to take her home and jump start her car. I had an off period so it was no big deal. I hooked up the cables between my car and hers, told her to get in and I went and started my car. I got back out to tell her to crank her car and boooooooooooom, like 40 m80's all at once, like someone had dropped a bomb on us. I was stone deaf for 2 - 3 minutes. When I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 25, 2019