I have brought this up before and since it is a slow day for stories and pics, I will re-enforce my position on these popular gadgets. My top 3 reasons for never taking ownership of this new tech-toy.
1- I never want to read 5 books at once or even two books at the same time, and all you Kindle fans that say "BUT I CAN READ X NUMBER OF BOOKS AT THE SAME TIME"...you are not reading, you are skimming the bones of the book. ADMIT IT.
2- A Kindle and all the knock offs are awkward to hold and there is nothing like buying a soft back book and breaking it in by the 100th page. No Skimming!!
3- I love the smell of the pulp, pure and simple. I'm sure they will figure that angle out soon. Press 1 for vintage smell, 2 for old Dell paperback smell, 3 for high end Scribner hard back smell.
Oh...I forgot...There is nothing like shopping at a book shop. It is relaxing and enjoyable searching out that perfect book to buy. Mr. Stump will never own this stupid machine.
Dr Phil McGraw just closed on a pad in Beverly Hills for 29.5 million bucks. The good Doc has lots of room to crawl around with this 14,000 foot mansion. He can thank Oprah for making him a household name. I personally think this guy is a major huckster. Just Mr Stumps take.
BUTCH PATRICK aka Eddie Munster has found love at last - at a vampire convention!
Child star Butch - who played Lily and Herman's pointy-eared son on the classic '60s sitcom The Munsters - plans to marry a former NFL cheerleader who's been a fan of his since 1964.
The 57-year-old actor met Donna McCall, 55, at Pennsylvania's DraculaCon II in May - and it was love at first bite!
"As a little girl, Donna wrote fan letters to Butch when The Munsters aired in prime time," an insider told The ENQUIRER.
"They met at the vampire show in May, immediately started dating and fell in love."
Donna, a retired pharmacist who was a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader from 1976 to 1979, told The ENQUIRER: "My first crush was Butch Patrick. I met him for the first time, but I feel like I've known him FOREVER . . ."
Bob Karm who is a major contributor to The Stump sent me these two classic ads for electric cars. It just so happens that a major story also broke today in The New York Times concerning the cost and half brained development of the new Volt. They will market the car for $41,000 which will over price the market. When the Prius made its debut Toyota lost money on the car to get market share. It was the best move they ever made. Taxpayers have invested 50 BILLION dollars to get this electric car to market. Read again please...TAXPAYERS HAVE INVESTED 50 BILLION DOLLARS TO GET THIS ELECTRIC CAR TO MARKET. Most of the parts are from Korea...Go figure. If GM was honest about this car they would make it affordable since the interior resembles a $15,000 economy car. Are we suckers or what?
it appears that Kookie has some issues.....................
Edd Byrnes threatened to sue actor Edward Burns if he did not change his professional name. Unlike Edd Byrnes, however, that is Edward Burns' actual birth name. Byrnes has spent his recent years travelling, selling autographed pictures at car shows. Recent reports cite that because of rude and unprofessional behavior toward fans, car enthusiasts, and his charging above-average rates for his autographed pictures, many car shows have banned Mr. Byrnes. In fact, the president of Kustom Kemps Of America vowed never to use Edd Byrnes again at any of his car shows because of Mr. Byrnes’s unacceptable behavior and high rates. Several sources state that on October 25, 2007 at the Blast With The Past car show in Denison, Texas, that Edd Byrnes started yelling obscenities at a little girl and her father for videotaping in his direction. Mr. Byrnes claimed that he “did not want people coming around recording him and his pictures for free, (without paying him) and then making movies about him”. It was reported that Edd Byrnes made the child cry. She had recently seen the movie Grease and had only wanted to meet him. This was reported on local news (CBS and NBC affiliates) KXII and KTEN, as well as the Herald Democrat Newspaper.