J. R. Schwarzenhammer Premium

Born in '54 in the sylvan hills of southern Indiana (SW of the town of Hitchcock), near the celebrated Monon railroad. Early 70s: at a night job at a gas station/hot-rod shop at nearby Campbellsburg, I bought a '65 289 Mustang, upgraded it with a supercharger, Hurst shifter, Detroit Locker differential, etc., all while attending high school in Salem. A 19-year-old hell-raiser, I almost wrecked it while drag racing a '68 396 Chevelle at the infamous "Georgetown Flats" section of old Highway 56 (NE of Salem)... but I still won. Quit Hanover College after one semester (college wasn't for me), then joined the Army. Early 80s: starting as a bartender/bouncer, I bought a seedy little canoe livery/greasy spoon diner/tavern near Monterey, Indiana, on the banks of the serene Tippecanoe River. With no business sense, I ran it right into the ground. Now retired and living off of Social Security in Furnessville, Indiana, near the historic South Shore Line. A few regrets, but many, many stories.

Recent Comments

  1. about 8 hours ago on Dilbert Classics

    See, there’s a silver lining for everything!

  2. about 8 hours ago on Dilbert Classics

    And another thing: a couple of days later, find some random photo of a newborn on the internet and show the photo to everybody at work. And tell the boss you named the baby after him… brownie points!

  3. about 18 hours ago on Dilbert Classics

    No, you can use it once a year.

  4. about 19 hours ago on Dilbert Classics

    A good technique today is to set a timer on your phone to go off ten minutes into the meeting, and set the phone timer’s alarm to sound like your phone’s incoming call ring. When the alarm goes off, “answer” the phone, then tell everybody, “I gotta go now! My wife’s water burst! I have to meet her at the hospital!” Whether your wife is pregnant or not is irrelevant. Whether you even have a wife is irrelevant.

  5. about 19 hours ago on Frank and Ernest

    70,000,000 to 85,000,000… far more than all other wars combined.

  6. 1 day ago on Ziggy

    The commandment is referring to “unlawful killing”. The original word (“ratzákh”) in the Bible is Hebrew for “murder”, not “killing”.

  7. 2 days ago on Ziggy

    “Many on the right support the death penalty, but are opposed to abortion” is hypocritical? Are you unable to differentiate between an unborn baby and someone convicted of first degree murder (intentional, premeditated murder)? Sad.

  8. 2 days ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Why did they repeal the law against cursing? Is there too much civility in the world?

  9. 2 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    In one of my many jobs, I once worked in an engineering department (as a technician). I HATED filling out those stupid time sheets, having to come up with creative ways to hide my goofing-off time.

  10. 2 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Calvin has his mother’s eyes. It’s more obvious when they get that “mean” look.