Sunday, September 26, 2021

House of Canards And The Open Road Stetson

 September 26, 2021

   Light rain this morning. Very nice out, mid-sixties. Hasn't been this cool since Easter.

Back in the eighties, I would leave the house at five in the morning to drive down to Scottsdale to do the Jones & Boze Radio Show. It is a 45-minute drive into the Beast and I would listen to KTAR, the news station so I could catch up on the breaking news. At 5:15 they would do a syndicated break with wisdom from Earl Nightingale, and I grew to relish these little tidbits more than anything else. Earle was so inspiring. This morning I Googled him and came up with this site. Check it out:

   We went over the Hoss House yesterday to do our weekly F&F Saturday afternoon matinee extravaganza. We watched Fast & Furious 6 and I tell you, these car chase-fests are fantastic and ridiculous. So funny, and over the top action, we eat popcorn, pizza and drink beers and hoot at the screen. Doesn't get any better. Three more to go, although someone told me they are filming F10 this January and are scheduled to go to 12 before capping the mega-hit series.

House of Canards
   I'm also learning quite a bit about storytelling watching the series. So much of good storytelling is withholding information and they it with humor and elan.

Hat Diplomacy In Action
   I am a firm believer in hats solving most of today's problems. Case in point.

"The Stetson Silverbelly Open Road cowboy hat is my favorite hat, man! The profile of this hat is an old white guy from the south in the 1960s. I never thought I'd be wearing that, but I love it."
—David Alan Grier, in The New York Times

A good example of the Open Road Stetson,
at left.

   Lyndon Johnson also wore an Open Road. Very Texan, expecially from that time period. Pretty cool that a black-hipster-comedian has got into the retro-Panhandle headgear look. Perhaps there is hope for us as a people, yet.

“Success is not a destination but a journey. Anyone who is on course toward a worthy goal is successful. Success does not lie in the achievement of a goal but in its pursuit. Success is a journey!”
—Earl Nightingale

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