Monday, April 16, 2012

A new name is on its way

Hi -

I am not sure how this is going to work, but I have to change the name of this blog from the use of "daily" to something more appropriate - like "weekly."

I simply can't get here every day, and that is a shame. (Everything that I might want to say is earthshaking - right?)

Gotta run to the bank right now. My Web site host hit my account for a year's worth of rent after I had cancelled that account back in March. Things like that are enough to drive a good Redneck completely nuts, but the host eMailed to me that they azre sending the $$$ back to the bank. I have to see if my good friends, those greedy bankers, will credit me for the $38 overdraft fee they hit me with.

Yup - it is going to have to be the Weekly Redneck. We'll figure that one out when I get back from the bank.

Gus :-)))

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tobacco smoke gets in your mind

Howdy !

I missed a couple of days of posting (for which I apologize), but it could not be helped (my low-down excuse).
Today's post is going to be a shorty, but I hope that you all enjoy reading it. Kindly respond with a comment or two - and I don't think that will be too much for which to hope... everyone seems to either enjoy smoking tobacco or hates the whole idea of it. The words should flow quite easily in such instances.

A few years ago I studied and wrote about the radioactivity to be found in tobacco smoke. That sort of became my personal "hot button," but I have not messed around with such things for a time now.  Today I decided to go onto the Internet search engines to see if any of my old articles and postings were still around on the Internet like they used to be.  So I entered my last name and the initials of my first and middle names and there they were - three pages full of references to my old articles. Most were references to articles written by other people, some in languages that I could not read. A big number of the citations were to papers written by people with marijuana (pot, weed, reefers. etc.) on their minds.

I wondered about that. Why would pot-smoking enthusiasts mention my tobacco radioactivity studies with such frequency? Turns out that they were claiming that marijuana smoke did not contain the same sort of radioactivity that was in tobacco smoke. Thus it was "better for you" than tobacco.

I read some of those "weed" articles. None of them seemed to describe any radioactivity testing of marijuana or its smoke.

Anyway, if you ask the search engines to give you lists of publications that talk about the radioactivity of tobacco smoke, you are almost certain to find that about half of the listings will be all about the virtues of switching to pot-smoking.

Just as an aside to all of this smoking stuff, I met a guy the other day, an old character like me, who, also like me, quit tobacco smoking quite a few years ago. We talked about that for a time, comparing how it went for each of us in our mutual cigarette-smoking quitting. I mentioned that, even after many years had passed since I quit smoking, I will drink a nice cup of coffee and notice that my hand goes to by shirt pocket, patting it for the pack of cigarettes that used to always be there. He smiled and told me that he does the same thing.  It was nice to learn that I was not alone in being still hooked on the nicotine addiction - sort of like an alcoholic who is just one small slip away from taking a drink and winding up in the gutter again.

Gus :-)))

Monday, April 2, 2012

Stop Bugging Me !!!

In Seattle, Washington, is an extermination
 company with the company name,
 "Stop Bugging Me,"

On their advertising pages on the Internet,
 they invited customers to comment on the
 service they received.Some of the comments
 are less than complimentary, but most of
 them praise SBM's zapping of household pests.

Here is one of the customer comments.
 It has a certain humor to it. Little doubt that the
 comment was from one of the West Coast's

"Fuzzy Free 
by 'sugarpants1987' at Citysearch

My landlord is a freakin jerk. I've been bugging him about the little critter in my kitchen for like two weeks. I finally left him a voicemail that I'm taking care of it and the receipt will be included in my rent payment (sans the fee for the service). Jerk.
On the plus side, someone from Stop Bugging Me picked up on the first ring, made an appointment for the next day and took care of my fuzzy troublemakers. YES!!!"

This reminded me that some writings about "bugging" can be serious and others can be funny, like the comment, above. About two years ago I posted an article about "bugging" (the eavesdropping kind of bugging) on HubPages. It has been read about 5,000 times since it was written. As each day passes, the readership increases. Today it is the most widely read of all my HubPages posts - and that really amazes me. If you like, you can take a look for yourself. As for me, I am not overly impressed with the thing, but it acts like a nifty rose bush in the garden - lots of pretty flowers, but you have to look out for those sharp thorns.

Gus :-)))

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Typical Redneck Blog Post !

Howdy to all of my HubPages friends, my Sampson AFB Veteran friends, and to all of the new friends I'll be making right here on this blogspot - The Daily Redneck.

I'll do a little bit of work on this new blog tomorrow (provided that my sleepy bride or little "War Dog," our feisty terrier critter wakes me up sometime before the sun goes down again.)

You are welcome to add your comments to this and to any of the forthcoming posts. Keep 'em happy thoughts, OK?

You are also invited to visit my posts at - plenty of them there.

Gus :-)))