Once upon a time, in what now seems like a long, long, time ago, every generation lived in what they called the “old days.” In those “old days,” everybody got old. Worn out. Crunchy. Wrinkled. Yeeechh. That may be why they were called the “old days.” But as Bob Dylan said, “The Times They Are A Changin’.” So move over you Baby Boomers and Millennials, and all the rest of the generations of the past. We are the brand new Louie-Louie Generation, and we are “beyond your command.” We may not look like the people in the TV beer commercials anymore with their fancy abs and perky breasts, but we have lots of surprises in store for folks who think we’re just left over chunks of luke warm meat. We know that he who dies with the most toys, wins. But our attitude is why envy that guy? He doesn’t get to play with his toys. He’s dead. So instead of getting grumpy and old, we’re grateful that we have our own nice toys to play with. That’s called the Louie Louie Generation gratitude/attitude connection. Here’show it works: Happiness helps us stay healthy. And happy healthy people are hot. And hot is sexy. And sexy makes us happy. It works. Most of the time. Not always. We’re not perfect and that’s good. Perfect gets boring pretty fast. And Louie Louie lads and ladies just aren’t ever bored.
Thanks for dropping in here on today’s podcast. I appreciate it. Sometimes an actual thought hits me as I’m sitting here in my big, manly, comfortable, black leather poppa chair. And like a rock with a note attached that comes crashing through your living room window, an actual thought just went smack, right on the side of my head. Ow. That hurt. Thoughts are like muscles. If you don’t use them regularly they hurt when you do. But I’m a man so I can stand the pain…here’s the thought: It has been too long since I’ve reminded you about the Louie Louie Generation. I have deprived you of the wisdom of Big Louie for too long. So to make up for my misdeeds, I’m going to give you a report right out of my book Staying Happy Healthy And Hot. The book is full of a lot of stories about my life, including burying a buddy, dealing with a mouse, and working with guys like Wolfman Jack, Don Imus and Cousin Bruce Morrow. But it also tells you about the new Louie Louie Generation.
Dick’s Details is a regular part of our podcasts. It’s a bunch of totally un-important stuff for you to stuff in one ear so you can squeeze the important stuff that’s confusing the life out of you out the other ear, and you can calm down and enjoy life. This is from a legitimate news magazine I get every week: The Russian government has published a pamphlet aimed at teaching people to take safer selfies because in January two Russian guys blew themselves up when they posed for a selfie while holding a hand grenade with the pin pulled out. The pamphlet says, “Do not take a selfie while standing on railroad tracks, on roofs, or while posing with a hand grenade or a tiger.” And these guys who are so dumb that they need to be told stuff like that are making the rockets that are taking our astronauts up to the space station. If the answer is “An archeologist” what is the question. The smart guys in the white lab coats tell us that crocodile babies don’t have sex chromosomes. They say the babies kept at the warmest temperature become females. So when a guy crock says, “I found a real hottie last night” he’s not kidding. And this is one I have a hard time believing, but it’s from the Associated Press. “15% of Americans secretly bite their toenails.” Do not try this at home. You’ll never straighten up again. And…If the answer is “An archeologist” the question is, “What do you call someone who’s career is in ruins.” An archeologist. My Lady Wonder Wench is interested in archeology…which I encourage…because I figure the older I get the more interested in me she’ll become. Dick’s Details. They take your mind off your mind.
Today’s podcast is about the fact that our favorite supermarket is closing which is kind of sad, especially for the people involved. My lady has been shopping there for years. She’s made some friends there. But another supermarket is opening across the street. She’ll probably make friends there too. For some reason it seems like a very large bump in the comfortable way we do our lives. And of course what a shock it is to the people we’ve known for years who are going to be out of work. Been there done that. It sucks. Some people deal with things like that better than others. Some people put a smile on their faces, go out and get another job. Other people go into hiding. Big Louie the star of my book Staying Happy Healthy And Hot says, “You can’t help what is, but you can help what you do about it.” I kind of like this Louie-Louie Lad’s approach to finding work.
Today’s podcast proves beyond a doubt, that it’s all the way you look at it. If my Lady asked her friend behind the counter at our favorite supermarket what kind of stuffing should go into a turkey, her friend might have suggested bread crumbs, hamburger, onions, and spices. If you asked the turkey what kind of stuffing should go into a turkey he’d probably say worms and bugs. And they’d both be right. It’s all in how you look at it.
Today’s podcast proves that it all depends on how you see things. You always hear about a perfect crime, but if it’s really a perfect crime…you wouldn’t know it was committed. The sinking of the Titanic was a terrible tragedy for the people. But from the viewpoint of the lobsters in the kitchen it was probably a miracle. It’s all in how you look at it. We think we’re big deals here on earth. This picture shows what we really are. That little dot on the bottom right is the earth as seen from behind Saturn. It’s all in how you look at it.
Today’s podcast is trying to explain how it all depends on how you look at things. For example if somebody down under in Australia drops a slice of bread at the same time that I drop a slice of bread up here, does that make the earth into a huge sandwich? Have you ever considered the idea that maybe drug cartels are actually just exclusively under-cover DEA agents who don’t know about each other? Some girls in Japan think this guy is a “Hunk.” Really !
See…it all depends on how you look at it.
It’s all in how you look at it. Big Louie, the star of my book Staying Happy Healthy And Hot says, “Everything depends on how you look at it. For example there are lots of TV commercials with disclaimers that say, ‘real people not actors.’ Aren’t actors real people…he asks? And if we’re always hearing about disgruntled postal workers, why don’t we ever hear about gruntled postal workers? He says “It all depends on how you look at it.” I agree. My Lady thinks killing spiders is a good idea. But doesn’t killing spiders make the spider gene pool sneakier and more deadly? It depends on your point of view.
I recorded today’s podcast while I was sitting here in my big, comfortable, manly, black leather poppa chair in my living room, trying to digest a food supply crisis, caused by the closing of our favorite supermarket. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either terrific or terrible. It could be terrific because the supermarket we’ll be going to across the street has generally cheaper prices which I like, or it’s terrible because my Lady Wonder Wench doesn’t like brands of food they sell. My Lady Wonder Wench does our food shopping because she knows and likes lots of the people who work there, she knows where everything is, and she doesn’t like my approach to finding stuff in a supermarket. When I go, I usually find an attractive lady, and ask her to help me find what I’m looking for because I’m not familiar with where they keep stuff. I’ve found that many attractive ladies are glad to help a lost and confused Louie Louie Generation guy… and what’s wrong with that? I get my shopping done faster, I get to talk with some nice ladies, and the ladies feel good about helping a nice, elderly gentleman. I think it’s a win-win situation, but my Lady Wonder Wench disagrees. It’s all in how you look at it.
If you’d like to try a quick ESP experiment, check out today’s podcast . Mark Zukerberg, the boss at Facebook said a few days ago that “In the future you’ll just be able to think about something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too.” That’s an old idea called ESP. Lots of people thinks it’s a scam. But when a guy like Zukerberg says it, it seems to me like it should be breaking news. How about giving it a try with me. When I recorded the podcast I concentrated on something that interests me a lot for about fifteen seconds. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and watch or listen for some kind of an image or feeling that might flash up to you. Don’t try to figure it out, just let it pop up by itself. Then check out the podcast to see if it worked for you.