Monday 4 November 2002
TV viewers may have hoped that due to the age factor one day we
might no longer have to listen to Ernie Bock inviting us to his
car lot with "come on down". Well a young Ernie Bock, Jr., is
now doing the commercials with similar mannerisms inviting us to
come on down to the Auto Mile on Route 1 in Norwood. Junior does
not use llamas as actors so far.
Your editor was voter #359 in The Hall in early afternoon.
Backing into the slot interfered-with by the Downtown
Beautification Project's protuberance (once described by Mr.
Bigwood using a vernacular term) the auto ended up two feet from
the curb. The gentleman on sidewalk handing out flyers to deter
the proposed transfer station stated that the chief of police had
just left who parked five feet from the curb (and his neck works
well). Fortunately the Buds were not passing by with digital
Pops was not on duty this year at the polls.
HJC's realty sign is still up, for the record. This has proven
not to be a reliable indicator of snowfall altho it seemed
accurate for a few years.
K-mart was out of stock of Bounty Towels on sale (not surprising)
so a rain check was submitted. Even the potting soil is a Martha
Stewart product now. The cashier was a purported young man about
5.5 feet in height wearing earrings and pants large enough for
Brooks Drug DID have Gillette Foamy in stock on sale at 99 cents
however it was learned that Bic lighters are now behind the
counter so possibly hazmat. It looks like voting hanky panky in Boston with two sets of feet
visible in voting booths. When told that the second set belonged
to an interpreter of Spanish the young female reporter asked why
this is necessary when Spanish ballots are available. The "boss"
attempted to throw her out of his domain. He was advised not to
touch her camera. The Secretary of State later pooh-poohed the
3/4" of rainfall is seen in the gauge this morning as result of a
The talking head on the left, James Carville, was sporting the
trash basket on head.
Seen on C-Span U.S. Senator Max Cleland of GA during his
concession speech spoke only of how fortunate he is to have
survived the battlefields of Vietnam (with loss of an arm and
both legs) and to have attained his dream of serving in the U.S.
Senate. Not a discouraging word was heard from that brave man.
Not only was Jeb Bush returned to office in FL but Mrs. Harris of
"chad" fame was elected to the House. After the smoke has
cleared we see that Dubya has control of both houses of Congress.
Mitt Romney will be our new governor. We'll see if his skills in
managing the corrupt Olympics into an upstanding event will make
a dent in the Great and General Court of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts which remains an entrenched super-majority of (D).
Your editor would have liked to see Mr. Grabauskas elected as
treasurer, the former Registrar of Motor Vehicles who civilized
that department. On Cable Ch.13 his public management speech at
Nichols College is being rerun at 7PM daily.
Jordan Levy has added one hour to his daily WTAG radio program.
Where does that man get the energy? It has come to the
attention of the Bud_Log that our Head_Bud once spoke with Mr.
Levy on the telephone regarding the matter of interest in
veterans. Your editor's optician once stated, "Jordan Levy just
left two minutes ago". For the record the business typcoon/
politician/talk-show host wears those titanium frames which can
be tied into a knot.
Head_Bud's commuting trip from IPG was 30 seconds = 25% longer
timewise due to wet leaves on roads.
Bud has been experimenting today (your editor suspects that they
are working on Sputniks down there).
At the Shaw's Market today the ice cream selection was mighty
sparse equaling the Price Chopper's bad days. The only
dignitary met was Donald the bagger who is always most pleasant
and not apt to be drug-induced at his age..
The temp was 40° with stiff wind blowing leaves and of such force
that the Olney Girls' trash bucket was on its side.
Neither the green nor red light was ON at the Webster Five ATM;
the screen was very dim; it buzzed after a while and rejected the
card (otw could have selected a foreign language).
An eyewitness bingo hall report follows:
To: "H. Worthington" <firstname.lastname@example.org>................
In three similar towns Mr. Grabauskas handily defeated overall
victor Mr. Cahill by a total margin of 1766 votes in Worcester
County. Those rural Charlton voters being 2:1 for Romney seem
especially astute; the Great Prevaricator never could have been
elected if Oxford's neighbors to the west were typical.
Romney and Healey O'Brien and Gabrieli
Charlton 2444 1175
Dudley 1907 1186
Oxford 2518 1601
Timothy Cahill Daniel Grabauskas
Charlton 1484 1892
Dudley 1395 1550
Oxford 1748 1944
Temperature today is 61° with mild breeze; Indian Summer has
The ATM worked today altho both traffic lights are out. It looks
like we customers have to run it in dim mode suitable for night
While ordering breakfast at McDonalds (speaking into a box) Lee
informed the Bud_Log that he has been under the weather for 1-1/2
days with fever of 101.4° as measured by Budette's digital
thermometer which beeps; Lee is feeling better. A day of work
was missed for the first time in otw memory. A reason is that
Bud_Electrician will be soon going on a cruise and is not to be
The OTW answering machine was checked and not only had Mitt
Romney submitted a message but also Rudi Giuliani altho it did
not seem real personal.. In pleasant termperature in the 60's leaves were mowed again at
OTW with the ol' Allis-Chalmers tractor "running like a Zeke" as
HJC used to say.
Down in Quakertown KEY reported collecting 9 trailerfuls of
shredded leaves of a season's average of 44.
ABC Television ran "Saving Private Ryan" with full salty language
this evening. This is certainly pace setting for an over-the-air
network. In the film 'FUBAR' is used a few times (men not likely
to use an acronym in combat) while the F-word is spouted right
out there many times. Isn't that special?
A warm and breezy day was enjoyed at 70° here in Oxford. In
Kingston, Cow Hampshire sister Carol reported birds bathing.
The fine WPX chicken dinner included what are believed to be Mr.
Ray's parsnips, an OTW favorite. Dessert was an apple crisp.
Today's dinner guest daughter Lenore has purchased a new Saturn
sedan; the entire sales staff cheered when the deal was
consummated. In a Saturn service department waiting room
computers are provided for customers, according to the Web page.
(We knew Lenore when she was dispatcher at BFI ordering Jose to
get the dumpster at a fish market.)
Only two responses came in to the colored-words test:
To: "H. Rumsfeld Worthington" <email@example.com>
-------------------------- FOR SALE --------------------------
35-foot self-supporting tower, belonged to K1YLH (SK), is now in
"outside storage" in Webster
Dennis, K1VSG, 508-987-5827 K1VSG@arrl.net
1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4-door sedan
Bob St. George (OTW neighbor)
Phone 508 987-3318
--------------------------- WANTED ---------------------------
Halliscratchers SX-115, not modified
Lee Cahill WB3CUU MickeyM311@aol.com
(Use fixed-pitch font to align columns.)
Bud_Repeater = 443.200MHz input, 448.200 output, 131.8Hz PL
Remote link in
Woonsocket, RI = 146.435, 131.8Hz PL
Callsign = WB3CUU/R
Hardware = Motorola R100
Secret Freq. = 147.435
Bud_Net = 7.240 +/- QRM @ 1300 Eastern Time Sundays
Bud_Web_site = http://members.cox.net/k1keg/kegstation.html --- The BUD_ROSTER ---
Official Bud_aliases in order of appointment:
Head_Bud (ex KMG4435)
Budette Bud_Light http://members.aol.com/ronfisher1
Bud_Heavy (ex 1W5718) http://home.att.net/~k1otw/otw.html
Bud_Keg (ex KAYF8482) http://hometown.aol.com/n1qdw/index.html
Bud_Trician (field commissioned)
Bud_Not (field commissioned)
Unofficial Bud aliases (wannabes) pending meeting of "The Board":
Bud_On_The_Side (Silent Key Marty, Sr. ever in memoriam)
Bud_No_Show (pending appeal)
G0EIR (DX subscriber in Alsager)
KB1CLP (relative of Jim)
KB1EUU " " " K1ACA
K1AOI (ex 1W3439) http://www.ox43m.com
K1TUU (Tech License lapsed)
K1WGA (World's Greatest Amateur)
N1BEU (ex 1Q3628)
N1EDF http://www.n1edf.no-ip.com N1FCJ
W1COU (Marty, Jr.)
W1HJC (Happy Junk Collector) (Moved without e-mail forwarding)
--- The BUD_RESTAURANT_RATING_SYSTEM ---
Perfection: ***** Billy's Burg-o-Rama, Carl's Diner,
Scales Seafood & Ice Cream,
Colonial Restaurant, Twin Oaks,
Wright's Chicken Farm, Ronnie's Clam Shack,
Very Good: **** P&D Pizza, Chowder Bowl,
East Main Street Cafe,
The Whistle Stop
Good: *** Periwinkle's, Friendly's
Below Par: **
Serious Flaws: * New England Pizza