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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Here it is, April 2nd already. So why haven't I put away my winter coat, hat and gloves? Two shovels and a 50 pound bag of rock salt still sit on my front steps. Global warming, my eye.

I know why I get in the March Madness basketball pool every year. It just reinforces how dumb I am when it comes to picking teams. Calling up the standings in the pool, I can't even find my name I'm so far down the list. That's what I get for selecting a Pennsylvania team (Pittsburgh) to win the NCAA tournament. And they got knocked out in the second round.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The older you get, the smarter you get. At least I hope that's the case.

And with this adult wisdom comes some very intelligent observations.

For instance, try these on for size, supplied by a faithful reader of this column.

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing stinks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The first of the Baby Boomers are now eligible for Social Security benefits. For many in the now generation, now has come.

Members of the generation that never got old are now considered senior citizens.

But that doesn't mean we still can't have some fun.

A faithful reader sent along this quiz, one to test the memories of the Baby Boomers.

Have a paper and pencil handy to record your answers ... Your mind isn't as sharp as it once was!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Run for the round house, Nellie. The boys can't corner you there."

Last week's column, listing some of my favorite country music titles, got a good response. So good, in fact, that we'll provide you with another dose of down home poetry.

Thanks to those who sent in their favorite titles to share with all our readers.

We'll start with everyone's favorite:

"I'm the Only hell Mama Ever Raised."

"She Feels Like a New Man Tonight."

Are You Drinkin' With Me, Jesus?"

"I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain't Used Up)."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I'm not a big fan of country music. But I'm a big fan of country music song titles.

Here are some examples of my favorites, supplied to me by a co-worker who thought they would provide a few chuckles.

While my source tells me these are legitimate song titles, only the true, dyed-in-the-wool country music fans will know for sure.

Do you recognize any of these tunes? Try humming a few bars.

"Get off the Table, Mabel (the $2 is for the beer)."

"I Bought the Shoes That Just Walked Out on Me."

"I Want a Beer as Cold as My Ex-Wife's Heart."

Saturday, February 26, 2011

This winter hasn't been a laughing matter. Snow, ice, high winds, we have experienced just about every obstacle Mother Nature can send our way.

But what's adversity without humor.

A loyal reader sent this story on, one you're sure to get a chuckle from as you await spring now only 22 days away.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.co

I drive past two gas stations on my way home from work every afternoon. I can't help but look at the signs to see if the price on a gallon of gasoline has gone up. I cringe when it does.

I've been cringing a lot lately, along with every other motorist on the highways today. Gas is well over $3 a gallon, up some 60 cents over this time last year.

I keep telling myself that things could get worse, and with all the turmoil in Egypt, things might get worse.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

This winter, with all its snow, ice and frigid temperatures, has been compared with winters out of the past. If I heard it once, I heard it a dozen times - "remember the winters we had when we were kids?"

Truthfully, I think this winter is worse than any when I was a kid. It's probably that I'm older, and shoveling snow is a lot tougher when you're on the south side of 60, rather than in our younger days when we were on the north side of 20.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

This column is designed to entertain, not educate. But sometimes things filter by this desk that accomplish both.

Follow these words of wisdom and you'll succeed in all of you life's ventures.

Believe that and you're even more naive than I am.

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just bug off and leave me alone.

2. Sex is like air. It's not that important unless you aren't getting any.

3. No one is listening until you burp.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.com

Last week's Do-Wop Oldies quiz was so popular and got so much response, we decided to extend the quiz another week.

See if you do as well this week as you did in last Saturday's quiz. Keep rockin'!

1. Edd Brynes had a hit with ''Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb''.. What TV show was he on?

(a) 77 Sunset Strip

(b) Hawaiian Eye

(c) Surfside Six

2. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:

(a) Carol Lynley

(b) Sandra Dee

(c) Natalie Wood

3. They were a one hit wonder with ''Book Of Love'':