Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Monday, September 25, 2023

Sunday, September 24, 2023


I have experienced three heart attacks.  Today awakened with a very sore left arm and chest pain.  These are symptoms they talk about on TV all the time that tell us we should try to get to hospital or call 911 for transport to the emergency room.  This just does not feel like the other three. Sitting at my computer contemplating this dilemma a rather large belch occurred and all is well.  That took care of the chest pain but what about the left arm pain...suddenly remembering my flu shot this week in my left arm.  Did you all  know that I am a hypochondriac? The used to be a television show called MARCUS WELBY MD and after watching it the same symptoms from that show would hit me the next morning.

Saturday, September 23, 2023



If you have never heard this, it is definitely worth 5 minutes.

Friday, September 22, 2023



What is AC wave?
The alternating current (AC) waveforms refer to continually changing time-varying voltages and currents. In a set manner from a minimum to a maximum value in a specific time interval, the magnitude and direction of these voltages and currents vary

Thursday, September 21, 2023


 Who is credited with creating the Maxwell House slogan “Good to the last drop”? 

 The author of the famous “Good to the Last Drop” slogan is former president Theodore Roosevelt. According to Maxwell House, President Roosevelt was visiting Andrew Jackson estate, The Hermitage in 1907. During the visit he was served Maxwell House Coffee, and reportedly declared it was “good to the last drop.” The owners of Maxwell House Coffee, heard the President’s compliment and adopted it as their corporate slogan. In 2009, Maxwell Coffee House ran a commercial depicting President Roosevelt telling the famous story.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023



A man left for work one Friday afternoon. But, being payday, instead of going home, he stayed out the entire weekend partying with the boys and spending his entire paycheck.
When he finally appeared at home, Sunday night, he was confronted by a very angry wife and was barraged for nearly two hours with a tirade befitting his actions.
Finally his wife stopped the nagging and simply said to him, "How would you like it if you didn't see me for two or three days?" To which he replied, "That would be fine with me."
Monday went by and he didn't see his wife. Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with the same results. Come Thursday, the swelling went down just enough where he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.


Thursday, September 14, 2023



Cashews are never available to consumers in their shells due to the toxic nature of the cashew shell. Cashews are a member of the same family as poison ivy, Anacardiaceae. Like poison ivy and other members of the family, part of the cashew plant contains an oily chemical called urushiol, which can be fatal if ingested. The irritants are found in the shell oil but not in the nuts themselves. To ensure safety, cashew seeds must undergo a high-temperature roasting process to eliminate the harmful urushiol oil before being made available for consumption.

Sunday, September 10, 2023



Number 8
Life is sexually transmitted.
Number 7
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
Number 6
Men have two emotions : Hungry and Horny. If you see a gleam in his eyes, do some baking .
Number 5
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a Day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years
Number 4
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday,
Lying in the hospitals, dying of nothing.
Number 3
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
Number 2
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world Weird.
Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to Make it normal.
And the number 1 thought?
Life is like a jar of Jalapeno peppers--
What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
 Found these thoughts on an old page and thought I would share.  Author is anonymous...

Thursday, September 07, 2023


Pistachios Can Spontaneously Combust

It turnd out there's a price to pay for how tasty and nutritious pistachios are: Under the right circumstances, they can spontaneously combust.  Everyone’s favorite shelled nut is especially rich in fat, which is highly flammable. Thankfully, that only becomes a problem when pistachios are packed too tightly during shipping or storage. It’s important to keep the nuts dry lest they become moldy — but if they’re kept too dry and there are too many of them bunched together, they can self-heat and catch fire without an external heat source.

Tuesday, September 05, 2023




Monk who claims he saw the face of Jesus in his tub of margarine said, “I can’t believe it’s not Buddha.”

 Friend: What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done?
Me: Awfully bold of you to assume I’ve peaked.

 Me: I’m not saying a word without my lawyer present.     
Cop: You ARE a lawyer.   
Me: So where’s my present?! 


Sunday, September 03, 2023


What you don't know won't hurt you...???

I believe that I have mentioned my recent coughing syncope.  It happened while driving and only blanked me out for a minute.  That was enough for me to awaken in the oncoming traffic lane, heading for a ditch.  Thankfully no cars were in the oncoming lane.

My children learned of this error and insisted the information be shared with my doctor.  He received the news with great concern and began requesting a load of tests for me.  All but one has returned with no problems detected.  However a Holter Monitor was prescribed for me.  It was worn for 48 hours and returned with no results.  As second monitor was prescribe for another 48 hours.  Something disrupted the Holter and nothing was seen so a third monitor was prescribed.  

Results from the third monitor were never reported but I was  mailed an e-Patch Holter to wear stuck to my chest for 14 days. At least I may shower with this one and it does not have the wires the other had.  I am confident the results (if any are ever reported) will be good.  

I keep cough drops next to me in the car and at the slightest feeling of a cough coming on, one is there to stall off a syncope. Thankfully I have excellent insurance...hum could that be the basis of all these tests???

Friday, September 01, 2023



Kelly Beggs, Savonburg, Kansas 2023

Kelly captured the above close-up from this flower.  It is definitely an Amazing Photograph!

Thursday, August 31, 2023


 The Centennial Light is the world's longest-lasting light bulb,  burning since 1901, and almost never turned off. It is located at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California, and maintained by the Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department.  Due to its longevity, the bulb has been noted by The Guiness Book of World Records, Ripley's Believe It or Not! and General Electric.