The Plains Feeder has a number of Googlers that come to the feedlot looking for unwholesome barnyard photos. In my own way, I tried to accommodate their prurient interest.
More Laughs: Nebraska Republican odd-ball Hal Daub, once the mayor of Omaha and a former US Congressman, is sniffing around the state seeking support for a possible run for the Senate. He calls it his "Listening and Learning Tour." I'll leave it to the Leavenworth Street Sweeper and his following of in the know cats to analyze the subtle mechanics of this zany race, but I can't help laughing when I think of Hal.
All I can think about is his attempt to change his image many years ago. He went from the standard dork haircut you see here, to a gel-slick hairstyle, shiny and straight back. It looked like something a college boy from the Macassared twenties might wear. The laughing lasted longer than Hal's new do.
Since then, I can't think of Hal Daub without thinking: "Brylcreem -- A Little Dab'll Do Ya!"
Hal's solution to the illegal alien problem: some unspecified kind of
[E]lectronic identification that would create an electronic fence. Illegal immigrants who work would have a year to come forward to be identified and fingerprinted or the employer could serve jail time.Make any sense to you? Is it like an invisible dog fence? This sort of thinking is vintage Hal. His ideas include such gems as re-instituting trolley cars, digging gondola canals downtown and making a lake out of the town of Ashland. You have to give him credit; a few of his goofy ideas seem to have paid off. And when his schemes don't work out, Hal always seems to land on his feet.
'We have lots of jobs and are very short on labor,' Daub said, saying it would be impractical to ship millions of people out of the country.
Antidote: Should you find yourself laughing too hard, check out this post by Ben Smith, Hillary the inevitable.
Still More: Remember the rest of the 'little da
Brylcreem, a little dab'll do ya,Those gals' fingers won't be any greasier than if they had eaten a whole bag of potato chips.
Brylcreem, you'll look so debonair!
Brylcreem, the gals'll all pursue ya!
They'll love to run their fingers through your hair.
Yet More: I suspect that Brylcreem is highly combustible. My girlfriend showed me a picture of her late husband, a Filipino cat. He had a big pompadour, high and shiny. She told me he died in a house fire. Tactless me, I blurted out: "He didn't have a chance once that hair caught fire." She got over it eventually.
Did You Know? You can play a great practical joke on someone that uses Brylcreem. First you have to get hold of their tube of the greasy kid stuff. Squeeze out a big 'dab' of the Brylcreem. Get a tube of Nair or some other white depilatory cream. Hold the nozzles of the two tubes together and carefully squeeze a similar sized dab of depilatory into the Brylcreem tube. Won't they be surprised!