Friday Flash

The fact that many people are so critical of what James Carville said here shows me that wokeness is a cult. These critics refuse to acknowledge even one iota of validity in what he said. The only solution is dissolution.


Is it really National Doughnut/Donut Day today? Oh, I miss eating donuts on a regular basis. A Dunkin’ chocolate frosted (yeast) donut has 31 grams of carbohydrates including 13 grams of sugar. That’s probably among the least detrimental items in their donut/fritter arsenal. The double chocolate donut, that I will allow myself to eat 2-3 times a year, has 39 grams of carbs including 18 grams of sugar. Their apple fritter has 58 grams of carbs including 24 grams of sugar.

I eat a lot of regular Cheerios. According to the box, a serving has 20 grams of carbs and only one gram of sugar. Of course, my servings are bigger than “standard.” As I wrote here, I am tired of being a slave to my Hemoglobin A1C tests. My next one is about two weeks away. In the month after that, I may have a donut or two.


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A friend of mine who is a former major league baseball player (and currently a long-time sports columnist–sorry, didn’t know how else to write that) and who reads the blog on a regular basis texted me that he loved my comment on unremarkable baseball players. He also wrote that he concurred.

As I have written before, I abhor cults of personality, whether they are for athletes, entertainers, politicians or whomever. We are ALL flawed.


This article from Inside Hook is their list of the 50 most underappreciated cars of all-time. The introduction before the list is shown is very well-written and well worth a read.

Many of the cars listed are among my favorites: Studebaker Avanti, first-generation Mercury Cougar, first-generation Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Alfa Romeo Montreal. Oh, what the hell, I’ll show them all:


studebaker avanti

1967 mercury cougar

chevrolet monte carlo

alfa romeo montreal


Generational shift is real. Tastes and attitudes move over time. Because we are all flawed, new things are not necessarily “better” than old things. Besides, taste is subjective.


Have a great weekend…








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10 thoughts on “Friday Flash

  1. I always preferred the smaller independent donut shops. It started in the 70’s at a small shop near a place I was working. They would take a plain (cake) donut, split it in half, put some butter on each half and put it on a grill.


    Later, in my travels, I found a little shop in Hollywood Fl that still cooked plain cake donuts in lard. A rush of memories in that taste. They also did plain cruellers the same way and I would always get at least 2-3 whenever I was there.

    These days……. 🙂


    1. When we lived in Texas (Dallas-Ft. Worth) there were very few Dunkin’ Donuts shops and many independent places. One close to our second home there had outstanding donuts. I used Dunkin’ because a) I do like their donuts and b) I can get “nutrition” information for their products online.


  2. I am sorry for you if you don’t live in Fargo. We have Sandy’s Donuts. I certify them to be the best donuts in the world. Sandy’s gone now, but his family still runs the place, and two others in the metro have been added to share the goodness around our city.


  3. Why, why do you tempt me with a Dunkin’ Donut when one is “only” six miles away!!! Oh, well I’ll just go fix the biscuits and gravy Beverly and I have planned for this morning. It is “cheat” day from our so-called vegan diet. Not enough space to elaborate.


  4. I always thought the stylists did a great job differentiating the Grand Prix and Monte Carlo from their lower tier A-body cousins. There’s a slight resemblance in the 70 MC to the Chevelle/Malibu, but everything else, the single headlamps (odd the upscale model had singles while the Chevelle had duals), the Cadillac-like taillights, it’s really a handsome car. I believe that first-gen has the longest hood of any Chevrolet.


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