Satur-deja Vu

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet was the first music group of any genre to travel by tour bus. Shown here is a replica of their 1939 cross city bus they upgraded and took on tour in the 1950’s. It was air conditioned and had bunk beds and recliners. J.D. Sumner is given credit for first promoting travel by tour bus. Before that groups traveled in cars, with musicians inside and trunks full of instruments and equipment.

After 20 years at Dollywood, the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame and Museum is looking for a new home. The replica tour bus is just one of thousands of artifacts. Read more via Baptist Press.

William Shatner travels to the edge of space. Of all the memes I saw this week, this one is my favorite. What Shatner wants people to do now is stop talking about how he is the oldest person ever to make the trip.

The selling point of Arby’s Country Style rib sandwich is the real smoked rib meat (which is not a reconstituted rib shaped patty). I will give them that. The meat was good, if not a little skimpier than shown in the picture because, you know, advertising. The sandwiches my wife and I had were missing the fried onion strings but we’re not sure why. The smoked gouda was under the rib meat and if you look closely, that’s mayonnaise. Apparently. Arby’s takes pride in having the meats but imho that’s the only thing right about this sandwich. I looking forward to McRib arriving in November, expect to hear more about that in weeks to come.

The pork McRib sandwich, as well as Chicken McNuggets, were added to McDonald’s menu in the early 1980’s. So many billion McD’s hamburgers were being served that it created supply chain problems in the beef industry. The iconic Fillet-O-Fish has been around much longer, since the mid 1960’s. That menu item fills a niche market for Catholics and others that do not eat meat either during Lent or in some cases every Friday. Shown above is the Hula Burger, the non-hamburger item Ray Kroc thought would sell better than the Fillet-O-Fish. Long story short: it did not.

Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith have signed on to do That 90’s Show, a Netflix follow up to the highly popular That 70’s Show of the late 90’s, early 2000’s. A new generation of characters will be introduced, the friends of the Foreman’s granddaughter who will be spending 10 weeks of her summer vacation with them. Expect cameo appearances by many of the 70’s Show originals. Look for That 90’s Show to offer 10 episodes in January.

Christmas Tree Cake Ice Cream from Little Debbie, something else to look forward to this holiday season. This treat will be available exclusively at Walmart. I thought I was going to link to a previous post about the real-life Little Debbie who serves as executive vice president of the company her grandparents started nearly 100 years ago. Apparently I never posted that. I found a Facebook post about how the logo has changed over the years but even that post lacks a current picture of Debra McKee-Fowler. You’ll just have to read the company’s history via their own website.

This I could not believe. I believe someone would ask for it, what I can’t believe is that any government agency would go “Yeah, that seems fine. We’ll make you a license plate that says CAR BOMB.” I took this pic myself so in this case seeing is believing.

I don’t know what your kid does over fall break but mine geeks out at Books-a-Million. Yeah, she walks around the house with earbuds in and can’t hear what her mom and I are saying, and sometimes her room needs to be cleaned with a bulldozer. But she also came home with all A’s in several honors level classes while learning an instrument in band. She not only reads more books than I do, she reads more books than I want to.

Don’t make too much of this. I found it interesting and cracked a little smile. When I posted this to a Facebook group some responded with the angry face emoji and others suggested that people buying Christian fiction might be the same people that buy Bibles. It is possible, I guess, that some atheist placed these here to make a protest statement; it is equally possible that whoever built this display meant no offense and it never occurred to him or her that some might take it that way.

A wise man once said “I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there.” Okay, it wasn’t a wise man it was the Larry the Cable Guy.

Probably just out Romaine around for a little bit.

Who can spot this one? Spider Guy, Strawberry Flapjack and Herman the Frog. Wockity wockity! (See the comments.)

There are two undefeated teams left in the SEC and they are conveniently playing each other this afternoon. The Georgia Bulldogs and Kentucky Wildcats will meet in Athens, that game will be on CBS at 3:30 EDT. Later this evening the LA Dodgers travel to Atlanta to begin the National League Championship Series.

UGA is the #1 team in college football. The Atlanta Braves have advanced in the postseason. Christmas Tree Cake ice cream and McRib samiches are coming in November. It’s a great time to be alive. Praise God from whom all blessing flow!

3 thoughts on “Satur-deja Vu

  1. I’m really surprised you overlooked the start of the NHL season in this weeks edition. Not only that, but the new expansion team, the Seattle Kraken! The Kraken Clark! The Kraken!!!

  2. The trick-or-treat scene is from the Goldbergs, basically the best 30 minute sitcom on television today. Well, the first 3 or 4 seasons. The line in the caption is followed by “Everything you just said is wrong.”

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