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I turned 65 yesterday. Okay, that’s over with. So thanks to everyone who sent well-wishes. Also thanks to everyone that didn’t want to mention my age or didn’t know about it or just didn’t give a shit. You all are very special to me. And thanks to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who...
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Passover seders were a little less jovial this week than they’ve been for the last 90 years. Don Rickles left us last Thursday and suddenly the world isn’t as funny anymore.   Mr. Rickles was not only the funniest man I’ve ever seen, he also was the biggest gambler I’ve ever seen. And that’s one...
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  “I’ll take Boxing for one hundred, Alex.” What North American city currently holds the title as the heavyweight boxing capital of the world? “That’s easy Alex. What is ‘Las Vegas, Nevada’!” Bzzzzzzzzzz. Oh, I’m so sorry. The correct answer is Birmingham, Alabama. Yep, the Birmingham, Alabama of segregation, then forced integration. The Birmingham, Alabama,...
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The bad news is it’ll set you back about two million bucks. The good news though: ┬áit comes with a 90 day parts and labor warranty. Yes, if you happen to be in the market for a MRI machine, take a look at the newest GE. It’s a marvel, unless of course, you happen to...
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I really didn’t give a flying flip about who won the Super Bowl but now that it’s a week later, I’m still not sure I can make heads nor tails about how it ended. To me, it just isn’t right no matter the sport, that after regulation play ends both sides don’t have an equal...
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What’s going on here? Today is the day I was always in my full glory. Absolute on the rocks with a splash of tonic; a dry cabernet; chips; pigs-in-blankets; a cheese spread; chicken tenders; nicely carved potato skins and about twenty bets– it was like going to a bar-mitzvah reception. Super Bowl Sunday was my...
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At high noon this afternoon, when Donald Trump agreed to become the 45th President of the United States, at that very same moment, I became a Founding Member of the MOB. No, no. Not the mob of Lucky, Bugsy, Nucky and Tony. I’m too late to be a founding member of that branch. My MOB...
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“Go ahead and put your golf shoes on,” my wife said to me. Ah, that Andi Berger. Always looking out for me. Despite it being 19 degrees in Birmingham Saturday morning, with a wind chill of about nine, she wanted me to lace ‘me up. What guy wouldn’t give anything for a gal like that?...
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Does this stuff only happen to me? Can someone please tell me what’s happened to good old customer service and simple common sense. I had an 11:30 am lunch reservation today at our local Ruth’s Chris. It’s not a regular stop for me, but one I probably use three or four times a year for...
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On Trilogy Eve: As sport trilogies go, for my generation, it didn’t get any bigger or more dramatic or intense than the three Ali-Frazier fights. These were great fighters who not only disliked each other but we, the public, also took sides, not always for the right reason. As sport trilogies go, for today’s generation,...
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