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There’s nothing cooler than ordering a beer at the bar, walking over to the jukebox, and plunking a quarter into it. Especially when there’s no music playing at all. When the song kicks on, an atmospere is being created. The old school jukebox in Sacramento is becoming an endangered species. Replaced by the internet jukebox, or the “Downloaders” as Irene Doner, owner of the Tallac Lounge calls them. Can you imagine Fonzie banging his fist on an internet jukebox? Not cool. Bad music can ruin a good time at a cool bar. You’re sipping a pint of Newcastle and some drunk chick in a yellow Juicy tracksuit dominates the room with five songs in a row from Pink. Lets get this party started, right?
* The City of Sacramento will start using “The Claw” to deal with the homeless problem. * Former Mayoral candidate Murial Strand will grow a handlebar mustache and tour the country with it. * A shocking new sex tape will surface on the internet involving former Mayor Heather Fargo, Rob Fong, and bounty hunter Leonard Padilla. * The Pennysaver will overtake the Bee and become Sacramento’s most read publication. * Zelda’s waitresses will be replaced by Hooters waitresses and vice versa. * Jack’s Urban Eats will be purchased by a group of Muslim Restauranteurs and be renamed Jack’s Turban Eats. * The Downtown Ice Arena on K street will begin using frozen bum urine. * There will be a r
Showbiz Comes To Sacramento Jack. Arnold. Clint. Hollywood celebrities so big they’re known by their first names. The biggest Hollywood stars came to Sacramento for the California Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies. Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and first lady Maria Shriver all strolled the red carpet while some bundled up, chilly Sacramentans tried to catch a glimpse of Showbiz in Sacramento. There were screams and squeals…especially for Jack Nicholson who looked a bit disheveled and unshaven in dark sunglasses. The crowd yelled, Jack! Jack! He was the only celebrity who signed autographs and talked to some eager fans waiting along the red car
Our aquamarine Frigidaire refrigerator has been around since the Eisenhower Administration. It came with the house we purchased in Hollywood Park a few years ago. The fridge had a lot of “vintage” charm to it. It’s actually made by General Motors….so it’s outlasted most of the GM cars. Recently, it’s been making some loud rattling that competed with the noise of the leaf blower guy. But hey, it still worked! Then we found out about a refrigerator recycling program offered by SMUD. Wanna save money while you save the environment? Recycle your old power-hungry refrigerator and SMUD will pick it up for free, plus they’ll give you a $35 rebate. Since our fridge is “old-school” it was sucking
Wanna Get Away? Steamboat Beach is a good place for that. It's located in the beautiful Sacramento Delta. My wife and I took a short drive on Freeport Blvd towards the Sacramento Delta. We drove through Freeport, Clarksburg, and eventually landed in Courtland at the Steamboat Bridge. There's a small private sandy beach below the bridge owned by a pear farmer. He comes by in his big straw hat and collects the $5 fee. There are picnic tables and nice areas to park butt on the banks of the river. We brought chairs. We were lucky enough to have the entire beach to ourselves this gorgeous afternoon. There were a few folks in boats anchored and floating nearby. Everybody was enjoying the lazy su