“Sunday Thoughts”

“This far exceeded our wildest expectations. We’re definitely doing it again next year.”
Joseph Stillwell Cane, 1868



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F-The Word


Way back in the 2000s, I came across a video in my MySpace feed(and no, I’m not linking to MySpace) about the History of The Word…Fuck. I remember that the narrator  was erroneously attributed to CNN’s Larry King.  The video was originally done with Adobe Flash.  Because, I wanted to post it for tonight’s blog entry, I went in search of it yesterday.

I did find hundreds of versions of the audio with new video; but I never could find the original video that I remember from years past. Tonight, you’ll have to watch one of the newer versions.

I did learn that the hundreds of versions are more than half attributed to the wrong people.  Without a doubt, those versions listing George Carlin as the originator, are wrong.  Those attributing the text to the comedy troupe, Monty Python, are most likely correct.  And, I am personally going with the opinion that the uncredited narrator is Jack Wagner; announcer for Disney Land in the 70s,80s, and 90s.  Many sites regarding the video and audio present evidence of this theory. I’m convinced

So, if you need a Saturday Diversion, take a few minutes and learn the history and the proper usage of the word, fuck. And if that is not enough, you can always, “Go outside and play Hide-and-Go-Fuck-Yourself”


Oh yeah, if that wasn’t enough and you you need a truly, “What The Fuck Was That?” moment, you can view the censored version of William Shatner  singing the cover of CeeLo Green’s ,“Fuck You”.


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“Sunday Thoughts”

thay-with-bell-at-overlook_by-david-nelson“Spiritual practice is not just sitting and meditating. Practice is looking, thinking, touching, drinking, eating, and talking. Every act, every breath, and every step can be practice and can help us to become more ourselves.”

–Thich Nhat Hanh

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This Is A Pyramid Scheme

At its inception, “On The Road With Dave” devoted more than 50% of its content to “Multi-Level Marketing” and companies like Amway. At that time, I was running my very own Amway/Quixtar  distributorship at home and online using early web communities. This focus led to a variety of readers debating the pro’s and con’s of that industry. The blog was visited by those who despised that business model and those that would defend it with their last dying breath, even if their argument was totally wrong and without any substance.

Which is why I don’t understand why I let this blog entry sit in “draft” mode since December of 2016. I’m not sure why I never published it, other than after the 2016 Election season, I was not feeling “it” at the time.

So, like the “good ole days”,  but with a 2018 Internet twist, we once again visit Multilevel Marketing; courtesy of the HBO show,  “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.”

This episode originally aired in November of 2016 and I djohn-oliver-hboid go back and try to find discussion of the expose’ when the video first aired, but did not find much on the old websites dealing with the Great Multilevel Marketing Debate.  Admittedly, I am out of the loop in those circles these days and maybe it caused nary a ripple in the Interwebs water.  Maybe a few old readers of this blog will show up and give their opinion.

John Oliver does manage to find new ground, new companies, and new scandals  to discuss regarding MLM companies; other than the “Amway” subject covered so extensively back in this blog’s early days.

He targets Vemma and Herbalife among others, with only a casual mention of the Amway Corporation.  This should please and/or incite the old  “On The Road With Dave” crowd.








Above all, it’s funny.  And also a little sad, that many of these new companies are practicing and teaching exactly what their older siblings did in the 1990s and 2000s.  Practices that led to legal troubles, bankruptcy, and general ill-will towards the Direct Sales industry.  No longer do people have to go in search of obscure websites and blogs to learn about companies.  Instant opinion and facts are available in the time it takes to load up your Facebook page or Twitter feed.  Exposé videos litter YouTube in the 1000s.

So, watch this video and have a laugh and remember the good old days at OTRWD and how we stayed up all hours of the night; reading, writing, complaining, and yelling at the computer screen at somebody’s comment.

John Oliver may have the makings of a MLM “Extra Shiny Gemstone with Platinum Rings” leader/speaker selling the Anti-MLM cure.  Somebody may want to start a blog to put an end to this.

So, share this with 5 of your friends and get them to share with 5 of their friends and remember what John says, Don’t forget to hashtag; #ThisIsAPyramidScheme


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