Arrive Alive!, Florida, USA
February 29
Open Salon Member since January 2009 ********************************* Sometimes serious, sometimes comical, always topical. =========================== A guy can dream and drown in a deluge of his own delusional thinking. Can't he? =========================== It is what it is until it no longer is, then it becomes something else.


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Just in case you forgot, are trying to forget, wishing you weren’t reminded, or totally forgot about it like most of the stuff you read about on Open Salon, two weeks ago I wrote a post welcoming all Spambots to comment (hawk their wares) on my posts so… Read full post »


The stakes are high this week as the remaining contestants travel to the state with the city in the sky.


First the good part: the contestants got to train at the Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They met with Allison Jones a Paralympics athlete who competes in/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2010 9:16PM

Spambots Welcomed on My Open Salon Blog

This is a Spambot-Friendly Blog.



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A 50’s sci-fi toy robot with a can of Spam body.


It seems that Open Salon has become a virtual vestal feeding ground for Spambots to hawk their wares. Now most of us are sophisticated enough to ignore them. Most OSers… Read full post »

"The Biggest Loser" Week V Recap


John, the last remaining member of the Brown team, needed to lose 7 pounds to avoid elimination, but unfortunately he was only able to lose 6. His brother, James (a fellow teammate) was eliminated in Week I. Since then John has been able to stay in… Read full post »

A couple of weeks ago, the company I work for took some clients on a short cruise of Key Biscayne on the company yacht. My department hosted the event, so I was one of the lucky few who were invited to attend.


We left out of Dinner Key Marina… Read full post »

“Vince who?” you ask, “Never heard of him.”


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Vince Deadrick, Sr. as Matthews in "Star Trek" 


You may not have heard of him, yet Vince Deadrick, Sr. has steadily appeared in film and television for over 40 years. Mostly, as a stu… Read full post »

Or do spambots cry when they are flagged? Flogged? Flossed?



Sad to say, and I don’t wish to dismay, the ladies here on Open Salon, but I don’t have a crush here (or there or anywhere). I have but one true love. She is my wife and she is hereRead full post »

Update: Sorry! The event I'm training for is a half-marthon (13.1 miles). It is the Miami Beach Half Marathon.

(So I was off by 13. 1 miles [a marathon is 26.2 miles], sue me; now you know why I'm not an accountant!)


Are we getting a hurricane?

According to legend, "...… Read full post »

Like most people,  I was glued to the TV the last couple of nights watching the news concerning the recent earthquake in Haiti that has practically leveled Port Au-Prince and has killed an estimated 50,000 (as of this writing; the death will most likely increase).


Last night, I watched An… Read full post »


My concern is not with the "deception" or the "reveal". My concern is that this "dust-up" took away from writers who had posted things that were worth reading.


An Open Salon bottomfeeder’s two cents worth!

As most of you are aware,… Read full post »

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(That’s Na’vi for I see you.)


Recently, I saw the movie “Avatar” and I was very impressed. I did not see the 3D version because the multiplex we went to was not offering it and quite frankly 3D glasses give me headaches (I can only tolerateRead full post »

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No! This is not one of those sermonizing posts spouting about the evils of excessive drinking (and or other substances). As an ex-problem drinker, I never liked it when some non-drinking, self-righteous, sanctimonious twit would go on and on about&nb… Read full post »

Update: Image of me and Mrs. Trudge wearing our King-sized tiara's. Requested by Will Someone Feed the Cat (see below). 
(I really have no shame)


I've been reading a lot of Best Posts posts lately, and I noticed I'm not mentioned in any of them. Except for Token Tarheel in h… Read full post »

DECEMBER 2, 2009 7:19PM

Tiger Woods Holiday Greetings Card

I just got this from Tiger himself. Since we both live in Florida, he asked me to post it for him. He wants his privacy so please direct all inquiries to me.

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If you can't read the type, it says, "Wishing all my friends on Open Salon the very… Read full post »

Rejection! Somehow that word seems to follow me around like the proverbial dark cloud. But recently, I have a hit a new low. I have been rejected by the People of WalMart website.



On September 7, 2009, I did a post on the latest viral website sensation:  People… Read full post »

 As some of you may already know, Cap’n Parrotdead was contemplating marrying himself. (Refer to On Off Wedding link below) However, he decided he wasn’t good enough for himself, so he got cold feet, and ran. Thereby, leaving himself crying at Wong Hung Lo’s All the Dogs Y/… Read full post »

... Me, Me, Me, Me, Me, and Me! 

Ladies, why leave the safety and confines of Open Salon when there are many sexy men blogging right here and now? One of them is me! 

Using Thomas Rogers’s Rubric*, I don’t measure up! (Just think of the double-entendres and innuendos with tRead full post »

Can someone please help Frank Florent?

Frank needs my help transferring funds, but I can't help him because...let's just say...I'd rather not say.

He sent it to my OS PM account.

He did ask me to keep it a secret, but I told him here in OS there areRead full post »

I made a realization yesterday, or was it the day before? Ten minutes ago? I never know; I’m so stupid.

Oh yeah, my realization … my realization is I no longer care what smart people think. 

Not that I actually ever did care, but now I really don’t care.Read full post »


Last night, I read Sue Klebold's essay I Will Never Know Why in Oprah Magazine.


I became curious after reading Dave Cullen’s October 12th post:  “After reading Sue Klebold’s eassy: remarkable”.  I could have easily looked up the Oprah article onli… Read full post »

It’s Free!


The first 60 Minutes Vanity Fair poll has just been released as most of you are already aware. The November poll, which was the first in a series, asked some serious and frivolous questions in an attempt to get an idea as to what Americans are thinking. You can/… Read full post »


All of us at one point or another have had to deal with a force so overwhelming that it has knocked us down flat. Some of us have had to face this type of situation several times in our lives. And a few of us are going through one of… Read full post »

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You read right true believers. I, Trudge164, dug deep into the nether reaches of the Internet … deep into its blackest holes (watch it, I know what you’re thinking) … and unearthed never-before… Read full post »


With all this talk of health care, Flinstonenian congressmen and hijacking preachers, its time to maintain whatever semblance of sanity we have left by acting a little crazy (crazier).   

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At PassiRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 10:05AM

People of WalMart Exposed! Don't look ...

Too Late! 


Two South Carolina brothers and a friend like to hang out at the local WalMart where they shop, and snap shots of the interestingly dressed patrons. So they decided to start a website called "People of WalMart".


According to an online article, their site has create… Read full post »