Rant n' Rave – Piss n' Moan – rambles and rants of an old man…

April 2, 2023

Rant n’ Rave – Piss n’ Moan – rambles and rants of an old man…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Bob @ 7:06 am

June 11, 2009 – renewed April 1, 2023 (no foolin’!)


I have come to realize that I am probably a repressed writer of some sort.  Mostly, I guess, I have stuff to say, and don’t much care who reads it.  That’s why I am gonna post it here.

Comments are always welcome and will be reviewed for trash, and displayed or deleted as I see fit. (…it’s MY blog!)

Cussing is okay, but ‘flaming’ will be dealt with harshly. (Fuckin-A!)

I apologize in advance for typo’s and other errors.  None are meant to offend unless otherwise so stated.

Before going on too much more, I want to define the name of this blog (researched at http://en.wikipedia.org)

  • Rant: A rant is a speech or text that does not present a well-researched and calm argument; rather, it is typically an attack on an idea, a person or an institution, and very often lacks proven claims.  Such attacks are usually personal attacks.
  • Rave: In late 1950’s London, the term “rave” was used to describe the “wild bohemian parties” of the Soho beatnik underground.  The word was later used in the burgeoning mod youth culture of the early 1960’s as the way to describe any wild party in general.
  • Piss: If you need a definition of this word, please click the following link, but please flush before you go:     …GOODBYE! *waving*
  • Moan: Lamentation, complaint; a low prolonged sound of pain or of grief.
  • Ramble: To move aimlessly from place to place; to explore idly; to talk or write in a desultory or long-winded wandering fashion.  <===that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
  • ‘n’: Contraction for the word “and”.  It isn’t contracted all that often, but occasionally you see ‘n’ as in Fish ‘n Chips, or Chutes n’ Ladders.  There seems to be no rule for the placement of one or both apostrophes.
  • …and finally, the Ellipsis – … *dot-dot-dot*: Ellipsis is a term in printing and writing that refers to a mark or series of marks that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word or a phrase from the original text.  An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence.  I know I use them WAAAAY too much and sometimes in the wrong spot, but… !

What prompted me to attempt this undertaking  (a word not lightly used by someone my age)  is a recent friendship on Facebook to a terrific guy named Michael Davis and his blog called: “Something Down The Drain?“, which has apparently since been taken off the Web.  So here is a link to his video about this drain problem, also titled “Something Down The Drain?”  (opens a new window – as will all my links, so you won’t have to see this statement again.) 

Now, for the past couple of days, I have been burning up his bandwidth on his blog, on his Facebook page, and less-publicly via email.  I actually may have scared him a bit!  Other posts on his sites are maybe 2 or 3 lines at most, praising or commenting on his helpful hints articles and videos.

His most popular bon mot is a terrific video about how to recover stuff dropped down the drain by accident or curious kids.  This was my introduction to Michael and his family.

Here are some of the topics I will be working on:

The subjects shown below are on my list of ‘things to do sometime soon’, like when I’m not busy working on My Ancestry Tree and My StoryWorth.

  • My StoryWorth
  • ‘Gran Turismo 5 – I LOVE IT! (Now GT6!)’
  • ‘Search and Re-search’
  • ‘Buy, not Shop’
  • ‘I Don’t Build, I OVER-Build’
  • ‘My Shows‘
  • ‘Look Sharp, Stay Sharp‘ – sharpen almost anything!
  • ‘Big Daddy’s Little Loan Company‘
  • ‘What’s To Eat?’
  • ‘Sig-Files To Remember – You Can Have Them’

…more added as I think of them..

And finally, I will occasionally post a picture of my Grandsons.  It probably won’t have anything to do with my ramblings, but again, it’s MY blog! 😉

Such as my personal, all-time favorite:


…and then, 7 years later…

Da Boyz-02


February 13, 2024

My StoryWorth – 118: If you could thank anyone, who would you thank and why?

Filed under: My StoryWorth — Bob @ 10:54 am