Thursday, August 11, 2011

"I RANT, THEREFORE I AM: A Very Funny Read by Dennis Miller

TODD AND AMY COMPLETE BIKE RIDE ACROSS OHIO
The Ohio River to Lake Erie
My youngest son, Todd, is coming up to see me this week.  He left the Cincinnatti area on Monday and will arrive in North Canton on Friday.  Why so long?  He is riding his recumbent bike the entire 293 miles, camping along the way, sometimes in camp grounds sometimes in a cemetary.  He will be spending Friday and Saturday nights with my daughter Kimberly, probably lounging around the pool at her club.  Todd and I are having lunch on Saturday.
ALTHOUGH TODD'S BIKE IS HIGH TECH, HE STILL HAS TO PEDAL!

Originally, Todd had planned to just ride to our lakeside retreat but when my back went out about 10 days ago I have had to stay home and recuperate.  I am doing well, thank you.  Todd, being Walt Pierce's son, just shifted gear, packed a bit more grub in his backpack, and headed for another 65 miles.  That's my boy! Todd told me he was reading Dennis Miller's latest book, "I RANT, THEREFORE I AM".  Todd is a fan of Miller and I enjoy him on "Miller Night" on "The O'Reilly Factor".

Although I was still reading "Berried to the Hilt" by Karen MacInerney, I immediately ordered Miller's book on my Kindle--thanks Mark and family for the Kindle!  Last night I finished the MacInerney book and started on Miller's book.

I thought this guy was funny on TV, that was nothing.  Reading the book I cannot keep from laughing out loud as I lie next to my sleeping wife.  (My kindle has a marvelous reading light).  Miller has a radio show which I have never heard.  I know one thing, he cannot be as crude and vulgar on the radio as he is in the book.  I found only three paragraphs without vulgar, crude language or where he did not use the F-word, he wrote an entire paragraph just using that one word to make a point.  I'll share the CLEAN paragraphs with you.
A VERY FUNNY BOOK OF SATIRE!
Miller starts each chapter by saying "Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but...." and he goes off on a rant.  He then ends up each chapter with "Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."

AGING GRACEFULLY

"..........Except for one thing and one thing only, You've got to change your driving habits.  First of all, it would help everyone's confidence level if you wore an expression on your face that said something other than "I have zero peripheral vision, and we're all going to crash and die!"

"......and most importantly, if your're doing twelve miles an hour in the fast lane of the 405, well then you gotta pick it up, man, 'cause, if time is of the essence for anyone, it's you, Mr. Meet Joe Black.  So let's go! Go! Go! Go! Go!'

"Of course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong."

The book is a bit expensive, $15.99, but only costs $11.99 on kindle.  Thats high on kindle!  If you like funny satire, you may like this book.  My son did.  I do!

REMEMBER TODD, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR STAYING WARM AND DRY
God Bless 


1 comment:

Todd Pierce said...

Hey Dad: Thanks for the great lunch and this blog entry. I will send you some recent pics of my new cycle "dashboard". When I finished my tour back at Jack and Kim's home it was 300 miles on the nose. :D Love you, Todd