Slapdash Saturday

I almost printed the standings of my current computer football league in this post. I have completed the first seven of 18 weeks. Only four teams (of 24) have nicknames that correspond to names used in real sports leagues. For example, one of the teams is called the Montreal Voyageurs. Of course, who knows? Maybe that was a real name for some Montreal sports team of the past. Just to be clear, the rosters of the teams in my league bear no resemblance to the real life 2021 NFL rosters. I conducted a random draft of players as is my preference. I just don’t see much point in replaying a season that just happened.

I am enjoying the league although it came very close to never getting off the ground. I think I have told this story already, but can’t seem to find the specific post. I could not get the game to open after downloading and several emails to the company provided no solution. I decided to join a computer forum about this company’s games and someone who apparently has been using them for years provided the solution, a partial disabling of my anti-virus software before trying to open the game program. Of course, I have to fully enable it again after I am done. One benefit is that I am now running the anti-virus software on a more regular basis because every time I open it I see how many days it’s been since the last scan.


One regular reader, someone I have known since the 1980s, is not a fan of the Arizona photos. Lyle, avert your eyes.



The top two photos are of a recent “sunset” while the bottom two are of a recent “sunrise.” In deference to Lyle, I will not publish any more Arizona photos in this post. Believe me, I could easily show a dozen more.


This recent Classic Cars piece is more up DDM’s alley, but will probably be of interest to some or most of the gearheads reading. It’s about “Muscle Car Anomalies,” or seemingly questionable decisions made by American car companies during the first Muscle Car era, 1964-71. From the piece a picture of a relevant car and one close to my wonderful wife’s heart, a 1971 Mustang Mach I.


ram air, Muscle Car Anomalies, Part II, Journal


The context of the photo is about Ford only putting the Drag Pack on Mustangs and not Torinos or Cougars that were also equipped with the 429 Cobra Jet engine. My wife’s first car was a 1972 Mach I.


I found this post from Archon’s Den to be particularly funny. Here are some highlights:


Have you ever noticed ‘The” and “IRS”….
….spells “Theirs”?

Forget world peace….
….Visualize using your turn signal.

Instead of a sign that says Do Not Disturb….
….I need one that says Already Disturbed!  Proceed with caution.

All dogs are therapy dogs….
….The majority are just freelancing.







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9 thoughts on “Slapdash Saturday

  1. “questionable decisions made by American car companies during the first Muscle Car era, 1964-71.”

    Questionable is being generous, some would say stupefying. I’ll throw out a couple examples NOT mentioned in the article:

    When Chrysler offered the street Hemi to the public in 1966, it was ONLY available in the B body. It would, logically, be offered in a “sporty” car, say the Plymouth Sport Fury. Nope. Only available in the Belvedere and Coronet. N/A in the Fury.

    When Chevrolet first came out with the SS option, it was only available on the big block (348, 409) Impala. Shortly after it became an appearance option and could be added to any Impala, including 6 cylinder PowerGlide versions. Neither Super or Sport.

    1965 Ford Fairlane could get the “K” code Hi-Po 289 but did NOT get the High Performance badge found on the Mustang. While good disguise for street racers, you would think Ford would have wanted to advertise it to maybe boost sales.

    Ok, that was 3 quick ones, not 2. I could go on but it would just make my head hurt.

    (Left turn). Rolled out this morning to retrieve my wrecked car. It’s pretty much as I expected, FUBAR. The only part that seems undamaged is the trunk and rear bumper. As I’m “mobility limited”, AKA HoverRound, at the moment, it will be a while before I know the full extent of the damage. Hopefully the engine isn’t too tore up. It’s going to stay in the trailer until I’m back on my feet and can look it over closely. 😦


    1. Thanks for the interesting info, DDM. Just more of the plentiful examples of the fact that just because someone (or some people) is in a position to make an important decision doesn’t mean that person is capable of making that decision. Too often, too many cross-purposes abound.


  2. The Montreal Voyageurs were indeed a real team that played in the American Hockey League from 1969-71. It was also the early favorite for the franchise that was ultimately named the Expos.


    1. Many thanks, Stumack. You would think I would know this since my hometown Baltimore Clippers played in that league at that time. Still, the AHL was a minor league.


  3. Isn’t that Mustang like the car one of your friends tried to kill us in speeding around a curvy two lane road back in high school? I hope he got the stains out of the back seat…


      1. One never forgets when one’s life-regardless of how short it may have been at that point-flashes before one’s eyes.


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