February 19th, 2017
It seems to me that everybody’s hair is on fire these days. People are scared. In today’s podcast, I mentioned that when opportunity knocks these days, by the time you look through the peephole, put your shot gun away, tie up your Doberman and slide back the dead lock to open your door, opportunity is long gone. Politics have been going from bad to worse every year, and this year they got there. There’s an explanation for that right there in the word politics. Poli means many. And tics are small, blood sucking parasites. That’s called using the right word for identifying the problem.
February 18th, 2017
We have you covered in today’s podcast, if you find yourself in a moment of passion. Don’t panic. We Louie Louie Generation guys already tried that. Whatever you do first, affirm that your brain is on line before you open your mouth. Avoid saying things like, “I thought you had the key to the handcuffs.” Or “Looks like the ceiling needs painting.” “On second thought let’s turn the lights out.” “Did I remember to take my pill?” “Wow, that’s quite a rash.” “Don’t worry. My dog is quite friendly for a Doberman.” Actually, my genuine wish for you is that when you pass your passion, it should be a completed pass…that scores the winning points in the way you feel about your life. The people in this cartoon aren’t passing their passion.
February 17th, 2017
T.G.I.F so it’s time for Dick’s Details from today’s podcast. Dick’s Details is a bunch of totally un-important stuff for you to stuff in one ear, so you can squeeze the important stuff that’s messing with your mind out the other ear, and you can grab a grin and win. The weather guys say “Don’t use your smart phone in a thunderstorm, because of the possibility of getting hit by lightning.” Big Louie says don’t use your smart phone in a theater either because of the possibility of getting strangled by the guy sitting next to you. If the answer is Rubberneck, what is the question. Don’t know do you. Of course not. I’ll tell you in a minute. The early bird gets the worm is one of the great sayings that you hear all the time. But think about what that says about the early WORM. And think about the fact that it’s the SECOND mouse that gets the cheese. And while we’re thinking, haven’t you wondered why you never get really good seats at a concert? I don’t know about you, but I always land up sitting back by the men’s room, with rows of empty seats in front of me. It makes you want to have some words with the guys in the box office. Actually, I’m from New York. We don’t waste words. Most of what we have to say can be expressed with just one finger. If the answer is rubberneck, the question is what can you do to help your wife relax. Rubberneck. Best to warm your fingers first. Dick’s Details. They take your mind off your mind.
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By the way, these people are not passing their passion.
February 16th, 2017
Big Louie has passionate advice for you in today’s podcast. He always says, “Be sure you don’t snore on a first date.” On the other hand, women will think you’re too nervous if they see you taking your socks off by violently shaking your feet. Of course don’t go to extremes. Don’t hang up your clothes and insert shoe trees either. Actually, the best loving comes from the same thing that makes sports cook. Passing your passion. Passing your passion before it passes you bye.
February 15th, 2017
Today’s podcast explains male pattern baldness. It comes from guys tearing our hair out trying to figure out what women want…Hagen Das ice cream with only 25 calories per gallon… would probably be a good start. I don’t know why women objectify themselves. They always ask does this dress make me look fat? They never ask does this dress make me look intelligent.
February 14th, 2017
Happy Valentine’s Day. A middle of the winter reminder to us to heat up some passion. That’s what today’s podcast is about. Passion. I sometimes think about the guy who wrote about the bombs bursting in air…Francis Scott Key was his name. I looked it up. He was a lawyer. It was September 13, 1814. Francis was in the process of negotiating for the release of a prisoner being held captive on a British ship in Baltimore harbor. The British had just torched the Capitol… Washington D.C. was in ruins. The president was in hiding. Nobody could sleep because all night the huge naval guns hammered at Fort McHenry. If the fort went, Francis knew his home in Baltimore would go too. But when the dawn broke, and the first rays of sunlight slashed through the night, and the gun smoke slowly cleared…there it was. At first he didn’t believe it. It was torn and bloody. Torn…because it was hit by cannon fire. Bloody because it was replaced in the night by a couple of times by guys who were wounded and bleeding.…Incredibly, there it was. The Stars and Stripes. Torn and bloody…and glorious…still waving over the land of the free and the home of the brave. So what do you do at a moment like that? If you’re Francis Scott Key do you say, “Well it’s too bad I don’t know anything about music, after all I’m a lawyer.” That would be the logical thing to do. Or do you follow the passion burning in your gut…grab some paper and start writing the words that are hammering away in your head. Skill and passion. That’s what sports is all about too. That’s why I like singing Francis Scott Key’s song. The only song he ever wrote. The Star Spangled Banner. Next time you go to a ball game…sing it with passion.
February 13th, 2017
Today’s podcast is about passion. Sometimes at a ball game, the military sends a flight of jets over head. That gives me a chill. Pride will do that to a guy. Pride and passion. I’m a pilot and I know how hard it is to fly tight formation like that. The wing man is sometimes only literally inches away from the lead’s tailfeathers…and they’re doing a zillion MPH. That takes skill and courage. And passion. There’s no such thing as a passionless pilot. You’ve got to have something burning your insides for you to want to climb into an airplane, make it go as fast as it can down a runway, lean back and leave the earth. And when you get up in the air, nobody is going to help you put it back down again. Landing an airplane is basically a controlled crash into a planet. Pilots say “Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. If you can use the airplane again, it’s a great landing.” Wanting to do that goes way beyond logic. It takes passion. The day before Valentine’s day is a good day to talk about passion. Please give today’s podcast a listen.
February 12th, 2017
Today’ podcast is about sitting here in my big, manly, comfortable, black leather poppa chair watching a ball game. One of the things I like best about watching sports is the passion involved. It starts with the National Anthem just before the game begins. I sometimes sing along with the Star Spangled Banner. I do the best I can with the high notes. That gives me a freebie connection with the people who paid to get into the ballpark. I like that connection. It feels like we are passing the passion for the game back and forth. When I sing about the bombs bursting in air, I can almost smell the hot dogs with mustard and ‘kraut and taste the cold beer. Please give a listen.
February 11th, 2017
Today’s podcast is called “How Come.” It’s about confusing things. Like how come tourists go to the top of tall buildings, put money into a telescope so they can see what’s going on down on the ground. How come if you kill somebody you’re a murderer. But if you kill a million people you’re a conqueror? And how come when you’re trying to find an address, you turn down the sound on the car radio? There are lots of “How Comes” in life…and in today’s podcast. Please give it a listen.
February 10th, 2017
It’s T.G.I.F. which means it’s time for Dick’s Details from today’s http://www.dicksummer.com/podcast. A pineapple is neither a pine nor an apple. It is a very big berry…which is a berry big surprise to me. If the answer is “a payperview” what is the question? I’ll tell you in a minute. The smart guys in the white lab coats tell us that an eggplant has something you don’t have. They say an eggplant’s closest edible relative is the potato. Most of you do not have ANY edible relatives. Historians tell us that ancient Romans paid their taxes with Honey. And she must have been really something. Legend has it that even the king of Rome wanted to seize her. (Say it out loud.) Minneapolis police say that 1 out of every 20 Minnesota drivers have steered with their legs at least once. I guess that’s one reason there aren’t many people living in Minnesota. Ok, if the answer is paperview, the question is “What do you call reading a book?” Payper view. Half credit to many of you who said if the answer is payperview the question is “What does a professional streaker expect from you?” Pay per view. Dick’s Details. They take your mind off your mind.
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