Alicia was kind enough to sign this wonder LP for me.
Obviously I’ve been VERY busy this autumn. Sept – mid December this season is busier than ever. And it’s good. I’ve been working a lot. I’ve only been in the office 1 time since August. I work with the most sincere and talented not to mention supportive team I’ve ever had the opportunity to serve.
So my last real post was the Oct thread back in Oct. On Labor Day weekend as I documented I was in Iowa with Dale and Anne. It included just about the most relaxing canoe trip I’ve ever been on. Dawn came to visit later in the month. Oct 1-4 saw me in Dallas TX to stay the weekend with Nico and see old friends. 2 weeks later Nico came to visit for less than 24 hrs to see Alicia Witt with me and Dawn came a week later.
PodCasts have been sparse mostly due to mandates and restrictions in Chicago and the state of Illinois most of my artistic friends are afraid to do in person. REMEMBER: “FEAR SELLS” SAYS CNN DIRECTOR CHARLIE CHESTER?
Chester continued spilling CNN secrets, saying “I am a hundred percent going to say this and I a hundred percent believe it that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have gotten voted out”.
According to Project Veritas, these videos were secretly recorded while Chester was on his Tinder (dating app) dates with a female Veritas journalist working undercover.
In the video, Chester states that the “Covid-19 story should be coming to an end”, and that CNN is prepared to focus on “selling” the climate change story and promote “fear”.
Chester also shared, “I was trying to do some research on the Asian hate, like the people who are getting attacked and whatnot. A bunch of black men have been attacking Asians. I’m like ‘What are you doing? Like, we [CNN] are trying to help BLM.”
Thanksgiving I’ll be spending in Indiana with old friends and then I have my annual birthday trip to the Looney Bin. Detroit Jason is joining me on that Friday and that Saturday Dane, Jeff, Miranda and Ed are driving up. I have no Christmas plans and New Years will be spending with Bob Hoeksema. Oy vey!
The next live on location MKULTRASOUND PodCast will be at the above event the afternoon of December 19th.
My second roundtrip to Michigan with Dale since August. This tome we stayed over night.
The welcome area/rest area in New Buffalo is one if the nicest I’ve ever been to.
Back from 1983-1985 I worked as a cook at Bob Evens in St Clairsville OH and I’m still close to several of those who I worked with back then. For most of my mid 20s-mid 30’s I at at different Bob Evans throughout the Midwest. Almost every Monday for 5 years my Aunt Jeannie and I would eat there regularly before both of us had to be at work. So since moving to Chicago in 1998 I haven’t eaten there once. Well that changed the weekend of Nov 11-Nov19, Dale and I ate at BE in Big Rapids MI as well as Jackson MI.
The food is a good as ever. I had fun telling the employees about how the rules have changed and how strict the dress code was. For men, hair could not touch your collar, white short sleeved dress shirts with t shirts under and a bolo tie and the standard black slacks. Also men could not have sideburns any longer than the mid ear. Certainly visible tattoos would guarantee you were not going to be hired.
Its so much more casual and relaxed now. All employees wear jeans.
Above my all – time favorite sausage gravy and dinner roils with a side on links.
We’ve been talkin’ ’bout Jackson
Ever since the fire went out.
I’m goin’ to Jackson, I’m gonna mess around,
Yeah, I’m goin’ to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town. Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health.
Go play your hand you big-talkin’ man, make a big fool of yourself,
Yeah, go to Jackson; go comb your hair! Honey, I’m gonna snowball Jackson. See if I care.
The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, displays a wide variety of everyday artifacts depicting the history of racist portrayals of African Americans in American popular culture. The mission of the Jim Crow Museum is to use objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice.
The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia has a collection of over 10,000 objects, primarily created between the 1870s and the 1960s. It also includes contemporary objects. The museum is named after Jim Crow, a song-and-dance caricature of blacks that by 1838 had become a pejorative expression meaning “Negro”. When at the end of the 19th century American legislatures passed laws of racial segregation directed against blacks, these statutes became known as the Jim Crow laws.
The museum demonstrates how racist ideas and anti-black images were pervasive within American culture. It also displays artifacts related to contemporary forms of racism, stories about African American achievements, and the Civil Rights Movement.
David Pilgrim, a former professor of sociology, and now Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Ferris State University, started to collect racist memorabilia in flea markets across America in the 1970s. By 1996, the collection had grown to over 2,000 pieces, and Pilgrim decided to donate the collection to Ferris State because “it needed a real home.” The collection was housed for 15 years in a small space, utilized as a teaching tool for university classes. In 2012 the Jim Crow Museum was opened to the public as a larger, brand new facility, located in the lower level of Ferris State University’s FLITE Building.
The Jim Crow Museum houses over 10,000 artifacts; the majority of the objects were created between the 1870s and the 1960s. The largest portion of the museum’s holdings is anti-black memorabilia, for example, mammy candles, Nellie fishing lures, picaninny ashtrays, sambo masks, and lawn jockeys. The museum also displays Jim Crow memorabilia—books, signs, tickets, brochures, and photographs—that promoted racial segregation.
Red Robin across the hwy from where we stayed the night in a very cold and rainy Ann Arbor.
I ordered a double Burnin Love Burger and it was not easy to eat.
Dale ordered a cookie and onion rings and they accidently made a mistake and gave him this sundae
Dawn came to town the weekend before Halloween and we kicked of her visit by going to the Dispensary and then to Asia On Argyle to eat at Pho Viet
Then at home Saturday I made a big pot of Sinigang with the Crock Pot Too that Dark gifted me with last winter.