Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Hound Blogging

Woooeee! Do you know what time it is? Well, if you're an overlord with a digital watch you do. That whole big hand little hand is way too complicated, you know? We mean, who does that anymore? The overlords have become early adopters of much of technology mostly because they have to. Come on, if it wasn't for GPS the overlords would never find their way back home after a full day of providing excitement and entertainment to social security recipients with cognitive impairments.

Where were we? Oh yeah, time. Well, frequent reader(s) of this blog know the folly of existence...er...we mean know that there comes a time each year when the overlords gather in overlord central to celebrate another year of sucking their meager existence off the backs of innocent animals. Now, people with souls would not know about this if it weren't for the yeoman efforts of  Dave Bergmeier, Vice President of Custodial Services at the Abilene Reflector Chronicle Telegraph Press Gazette Times Tribune News Journal Post Dispatch. Oh, and chief reporter too. Dave has taken it upon himself to chronicle the celebration and since what happens in Abeline never stays in Abliene (like most of the residents who have access to transportation) let's give a listen:


Greyhound racing enthusiasts will descend on Abilene this week during fall meet activities. At least those who don't get lost and end up in Wyoming again. Most of the National Greyhound Association’s activities will be at the association's home at 729 Old Highway 40, which is right out past the Seven Eleven across from  where the Wal-mart used to be.


Tim Horan, managing editor for The Greyhound Review--which is an actual magazine with words and everything--said the industry faces challenging times, particularly after legislation that could have bailed out the industry again in Kansas fell two votes short of passage. He was referring to a bill that if approved could have led to reopening at least one Kansas race track. Kansas is the greyhound capital and yet does not have any open tracks because even though the most of the people of Kansas enjoy living in the 18th century, apparently they are still smart enough to realize what a losing proposition greyhound racing is.

Horan said even with that disappointment, Abilene will continue to be in the limelight during a week when the industry gathers here.“We are hoping for another good Gold Cup race,” Horan said. "Well, actually it's not really gold," Horan added. "Guccione bought this mug from the Sav-a-Lot and taped some gold wrapping paper to it."

The Gold Cup was popular during the spring race in which owners put up $1,000 for an opportunity to compete in a $40,000 sweepstakes. Kevin and Gina Dalton, local producers*, pocketed $18,000 by winning the spring race. *Ed note: "Producer" is overlord talk for greyhound breeder because we don't want you to think we view the dogs as living, breathing actual creatures or anything. See we're producers, like a corn farmer produces corn. Makes killing them off when they're not profitable much easier. And no, it doesn't bother us that you think we're heartless beasts who are not fully human, but thanks for asking.

Horan said the Gold Cup definitely added to the spice and glamour of the spring meet, if by "spice" and "glamour" you mean most people were wearing shoes that tied rather than the usual velcro straps. “When the lure started around the track everyone was standing and everyone was very interested,” Horan said. "Until that piece of aluminum foil blew across the track and then the crowd went 'Oooo, shiny thing.'"

The fall meet should attract about 400 to 500 people, most of whom were heading for Topeka but made a wrong turn. They stay here locally in tents out by the landfill and eat at local restaurants--well, actually the dumpsters behind the local restaurants--and take in the local events, both of them Horan said. Producers have been impacted by the global recession and the fact that everywhere they go people say "You're ugly and nobody likes you," he said.

The use of internet has allowed some people to watch races and bid via electronically, which is a sentence that makes no sense grammatically, but "via" was on my Word-A-Day calendar today, so by god I'm going to use it.  The fall meet also allows many others in the industry to gather in Abilene where they would like to interact with other professionals in the industry, renew friendships and make new friends, but since mostly the same people show up every year they just sit around drinking beer and wondering if they'll manage to stay out of the job market for another year.

“During greyhound week activities many businesses do comment that they do get their regulars from out of town,” he said. "And they tell me they're tired of having to cut up their credit cards, explain why they won't take a check and shoo them away from sleeping in the doorway."

Wow. Good thing you got out when you did, huh Sneakers? You'd be sharing your crate with an overlord by now.


Sneakers is very loving and affectionate. He is always looking for affection. He will lean against you and will put his head in your lap. He is always close to you and likes to nuzzle. He is confident and adventurous. He behaves very well and is very easygoing. He loves to play with squeaky toys. He likes to sleep in small spaces – and can be found sleeping in an open closet. He loves to spend time outside in the yard. He loves to sleep outside in the grass with his feet in the air. He is quick learner. His ears always stand up. His tail curls like a corkscrew. Sneakers would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 5 and up. He is good with medium to larger size dogs and would probably be good as an only dog. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the five key words IM!
A lot of us are "religiously" following it.

ABILENE
GUCCIONE
ALUMINUM
SNEAKERS
&
"LAP"

:)

Anonymous said...

Since everybody is onto this Friday Hound Blogging like "honey to bees", I have figured out at least 65 "key words" for those who can't or don't have the time to trace these clues more than a year ago.
Here it comes.
This is "fun".

digital
littlehand
adopters
technology
GPS
mental cripples( better known as cognitive impairments, like vets)
folly
existence
Tim "Whorin"
Gold Cup
spice
glamour
spring meet
track
internet
electronically
interact
professionals
industry
friendships
regulars
banquet
flavor
breeders
Helen Stout (beer)
stakes (steaks-like TEXAS)
auctions(human smuggling)
Sterl Hall (silver)
Eisenhower Park (exchange!)
Buckeye (pirates)
legends
ceremonies (witch craft-voodoo, CHURCHES)
Gable DODGE (Coral Gables RUNNERS)
Harlyn and Janne GOEBEL (GERMANS)
Paul C. Hartwell (organ smuggling)
Three Rivers (TEXAS rings)...crows owls whatever!
sire (horses) also ROYALTY
NGA (PARKER-GUCCIONE connections)
websites (sales and info and memberships)
Mafia...connecting to Underworld
limelight
paper (as in DADE PAPER)
"sweep" (steaks)
producers (FRUITS)
pocketed
corn
shoes (as in ADDIDAS , NIKE, JORDAN, etc)
TOPEKA
calendar
via
plastic (credit cards?) explosives!
check!
"doorways"
crate
overlord (as in drug and gun LORDS and CARTELS
closet (as in exact measurements)
yards...(autos, lumber, etc)
grass (weed , hash, etc poppies)
quick learners...(kids, poverty)
ears (miles, rats, mice)
research!
tail (corkscrews, restaurants, cafes and ICE CREAMS & WINE and CHAMPAGNE!)
HOLLYWOOD! (Kansas King)

Innuendo?
Grey2K
Iowa
PEPSI

Like they say:
The "sky is the limit"!
(NASA)

Anonymous said...

Good Evening,
"Ironicus Maximus" and "Followers" of " Greyhound Issues".....I have an "in" with someone quite close to all the "goings on" and according to him , it's way more than the
" What - u - si".
He has given me such "key words" as TACOMA; TAHOE; SANTA FE; SEDONA; CORAL GABLES; ORLANDO; FORT LAUDERDALE; TAMPA; FORT PIERCE; SARASOTA; NEW YORK; DUBLIN; LONDON; TORONTO; PARIS; IBIZA; SANTA CRUZ; HUNTINGTON BEACH; ROME; ESTORIL; RIO; JUAREZ and let's just leave it at that.
I am sure the others will continue all the various seizures and surrenders regarding runners, hookers, retirees, students and all other "professionals" lending a hand, in order to get a "free out of jail card".
Happy Weekend.

Anonymous said...

Well, I think it is important to mention these other extremely well-known areas of smuggling and human misery in the form of child prostitution and human slavery in general, all hidden deep beneath cargos.
(And a lot of them die there.)
And if they should "survive", they are used until they are disease-ridden and tossed , overborad, or merely chopped into a million parts for "research".
BARCELONA
SAN FRANCISCO
MAUI
SANTA MONICA
KEY WEST
And, of course, where all is said and "done" in Florida....
THE EVERGLADES.

Anonymous said...

Oh..I got a BEAUTY!
How about " MR. C'S SEPTIC TANK and SEWER"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh come ON!
Give it UP!
Gotta be another ITALIAN prick under "shit" and they are such a dime a "dozen".
NEW YORK.
Where else?
(Mafia always was so classless and filthy.)

Anonymous said...

BONECO = BRAZIL?

BONECO-"ROCKIN"
SUMMER TOUR /05!
ALL UNDER PALMS
ALL IN THE HIVE!
THEY ON THE CURB.
READIN' THE NEWS
SWEATIN' AND SEARCHIN'
THEY FUCKED BY THE PEWS.

Anonymous said...

BONECO = BRAZIL?

BONECO-"ROCKIN"
SUMMER TOUR /05!
ALL UNDER PALMS
ALL IN THE HIVE!
THEY ON THE CURB.
READIN' THE NEWS
SWEATIN' AND SEARCHIN'
THEY FUCKED BY THE PEWS.

Anonymous said...

With all this talk of Mafia and Sicily and Underworld, be good to talk DANTE and his :

"NINE CIRCLES of HELL"

1.LIMBO
2.LUST
3.GLUTTONY
4.AVARICE & PRODIGALITY
5.WRATH & SULLENESS
6.HERESY
7.VIOLENCE
8.FRAUD
9.TREACHERY

Anyone care "to embark"?

Anonymous said...

No surprise about New York and "Mr. C's Septic Tank"!
"YOU CLOG THEM. WE CLEAN THEM"
Oh ya. One way to get rid of shit. (And send it.)

Anonymous said...

Speaking of which....once again, ITALIANS hatred for social laws and social respect!
MOB LAWYER SETH GINSBERG caught "oh so professionally" with illicit weed in his "briefcase"?
He is "so professional" he had "no idea" the dope was even there!
Furthermore, being the loyal Mafiosa they all happen to be in 2010, he blamed it all on his own brother. How cool is THAT!
(where is Tony Soprano when you need him?)
He once defended GOTTI JR. but he is so crazed and "gluttonous" (like DOUG PIZZI for all those "chocolate bars") he had a "plastic sandwich bag" of dope!
"How did that get there?"
(actor he is not!)
Well, he got friends in all the "right places" like Charles Carneri, one more mob pal with "the rings".
In any case, SETH (rythmning with "death")
was visiting GAMBINO SOLDIER THOMAS OREFICE in Manhattan federal lockup who is accused (of course) of recruiting "girls" for underage hooker rings.
(You know, the kind SILVIO BERLUSCONI likes in ROME? The same kind LONDONERS like , too?) Think "Castles".
So, "you clog them....we clean them"....like when so many get cut up (like garbage) and made of the same kind of stuff that PARKER- GUCCIONE-CARNEY all do?
Well, as they say:
"Dogs are dogs, afterall."

Anonymous said...

Speaking of which....once again, ITALIANS hatred for social laws and social respect!
MOB LAWYER SETH GINSBERG caught "oh so professionally" with illicit weed in his "briefcase"?
He is "so professional" he had "no idea" the dope was even there!
Furthermore, being the loyal Mafiosa they all happen to be in 2010, he blamed it all on his own brother. How cool is THAT!
(where is Tony Soprano when you need him?)
He once defended GOTTI JR. but he is so crazed and "gluttonous" (like DOUG PIZZI for all those "chocolate bars") he had a "plastic sandwich bag" of dope!
"How did that get there?"
(actor he is not!)
Well, he got friends in all the "right places" like Charles Carneri, one more mob pal with "the rings".
In any case, SETH (rythmning with "death")
was visiting GAMBINO SOLDIER THOMAS OREFICE in Manhattan federal lockup who is accused (of course) of recruiting "girls" for underage hooker rings.
(You know, the kind SILVIO BERLUSCONI likes in ROME? The same kind LONDONERS like , too?) Think "Castles".
So, "you clog them....we clean them"....like when so many get cut up (like garbage) and made of the same kind of stuff that PARKER- GUCCIONE-CARNEY all do?
Well, as they say:
"Dogs are dogs, afterall."

Anonymous said...

DANTE INFERNO...
approx. 1308

ITALY

The evening at Good Friday through the morning of Easter Sunday.

Setting is Hell.

symbols: SINNERS.

"Midway on our life's journey, I found myself
In dark woods, the right road lost."

Anonymous said...

"Through me , you enter into the city of woes
Through me you enter into eternal pain
Through me you enter the population of loss
.............
abandon all hope, you who enter here."

Anonymous said...

".....One day , for pleasure,
We read of Lancelot, by love constrained
Alone, suspecting nothing, at our liesure."

Anonymous said...

"To get back up to the shining world from there
My guide and I went into that hidden tunnel."

Anonymous said...

Notes for Dante...

PART ONE

"INFERNO"

The Dark Forest.
The Hill of Difficulty.
The Panther.
The Lion.
The Wolf.


The Descent.
The Protest.
The Appeal.
The Intercession of the Three Ladies of Benedight.


The Gate of Hell.
The Shores of Acheron.
The Earthquake.
The Swoon.

The Pagans.
The Unbaptized.
The Four Poets.
The Castle.


The Wanton.
The Infernal Hurricane.
The Eternal Rain.
Fortune and Her Wheel.


The Furies and Medusa.
The Angel.
The City of Dis.
The Sixth Circle.


Discussion on the Knowledge of the Damned.
The Broken Rocks.
The Violent.
The River Phlegethon.


The Violent against the Neighbors.
The Wood of Thorns.
The Harpies.
The Violent against Themselves.


Suicides.
The Sand Waste.
The Rain of Fire.
The Violent against God.


The Violent against Nature.
Cataract of the River of Blood.
The Violent against Art.
Descent into the Abyss of Malebolge.


The Fraudulent and the Malicious.
Seducers and Panderers.
Reproof of Corrupt Prelates.
Malacoda and Other Devils.


The Quarrel.
The Escape.
The Punishment.
The Last Voyage.


The Deception.
The Schismatics.
The Alchemists.
Descent to Cocytus.


Traitors to their Kindred.
Death of a Count.
Traitoors to their Friends.
Traitors to their Lords and Benefactors.


(Lucifer, Judas, Iscariot, Brutus & Cassius)

Anonymous said...

"Little Island Madeira"

Madeira the Beauty.
Madeira All Bound.
Madeira Behind Laces.
Madeira To Crown.
Madeira With Bosoms.
Madeira Gone Mad.
Madeira By Romans.
Madeira The Bad.

Anonymous said...

Seems like the Mob is even dissing the Mob be it in Naples or be it in the "disater chief" and "czar of garbage" in Italy....
GUIDO BERTOLASO!
He is chiding the EU for criticizing southern Campania's waste management mess.
Gets even better because not only does SILVIO BERLUSCONI want more "corrupt funding and help" after draining the gold chests of raiders of "the lost arks" but so does GUIDO!
(Sound like PIZZI-GUCCIONNE to anybody?)
Well, if the Italians (like in Tony Soprano) do have that "raping quality" in their genes, maybe they could all sit down and tell us about MADEIRA?
"Garbage"?
Ya-ya. We know.
"Mr. C".
But New York "ain't everything".

Anonymous said...

We are watching all the "headlines" and all the newest info and we are receiving stuff about 26 TEXANS working DIRECYLY with GERMANS and LEXUS and ENGLAND?
Can somebody clarify all that?
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Update in KEYWORDS:

Women's Self Defense:

Kung Fu
Chinese Boxing
Tai-Chai


Green Trees
Yoga
Red Lamp
Coke
Artists Revolution
Seven Faces of Eve
Rainbows
A-Z

Pkgraphics.com

Pumpkins & Fun

Explosive Wires
Rigid "Tools"
Behind the Seats
Buckets and Bulls

Crows in South
Owls-BC
Eagles Everywhere
STUDENTS-TEACH ME.

Anonymous said...

EMORY - BLAKE
DIVERS - SPORTS
RUNNERS - BIG DEBTS
FORKS TO SNORTS

Anonymous said...

GERMAN "BAUHAUS"
LUMBER - "JACKS"
LIGHTING - TABLES
LOTS ' o "RACKS"

Anonymous said...

VILLAS - SUNSETS
PALM TREES - WHORES
DIAMONDS - COPPERS
DOORS TO DOORS

Anonymous said...

"SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS"

( look into the "glass" ...)
'WHAT DID YOU SEE?'

"The Queen called for a hunter and said to him, "I want you to take Snow White deep into the forest and then kill her. And to prove that you have really killed her, bring back her heart and show it to me.
You are to tell no one of this plot."

"There was a very large forest not far from the palace. Usually Snow White was allowed to go to a certain part of this forest, where there were many birds, rabbits and deer."

"They walked for a long time. Still the guard walked on, taking her deeper and deeper into the forest."

'"The Queen does not trust anybody, you know, he said.'

Anonymous said...

"HOW CAN THE QUEEN BE SO CRUEL? WHAT HAVE I DONE?" she sobbed.

"Run, little Princess, run! I will not kill you!" remarked the guard sypathetically.

"There were tall trees and dark shadows around her, all very frightened. In the distance she saw a small cottage and ran towards it."

Anonymous said...

Thought from ALICE In WONDERLAND

characters:
White Queen
Alice

WQ - "How is bread made?"
A - "You take some flour?"
WQ - "Where do you pick the flower?" In a garden or in a hedge?"
A - "It isn't picked at all. It is ground."

Anonymous said...

WQ "Queens never make bargains."

Anonymous said...

WQ - "What is the cause of lightning?"
A - "The cause of lightning is the thunder - no, no! I meant the other way."
WQ - "It's too late to correct it; when you've once said a thing, that fixes it, and you must take the consequences."

Anonymous said...

WQ - "What is the cause of lightning?"
A - "The cause of lightning is the thunder - no, no! I meant the other way."
WQ - "It's too late to correct it; when you've once said a thing, that fixes it, and you must take the consequences."

Anonymous said...

A - "Are five nights warmer than one night?"
WQ - Five times as warm, of course."
A - But they should be five times as cold, by the same rule - "
WQ - "Just so! Five times as warm, and five times as cold - just as I'm five times as rich as you are, and five times as clever."

Anonymous said...

WQ - "Humpty Dumpty saw it too. He came to the door with corkscrew in his hand."

kinahaji said...

What in god's name is with these comments? *shakes head*

Just wanted to say that Sneakers sounds like a cutie.