Tuesday, July 9, 2013

No names here....
Rick and I got hit with the lucky stick when it came to nieces.
Yes, she is VERY smart.

I recommend this to be the Official Moonpie vehicle for the remainder of the year.
This is true, however.....
After the Independence day weekend, I'm taking a long break from "the drink". Wow....what a weekend.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I can't really remember why I loved roller skating so much as a youngster. That's Rick in the jersey. I'm in the white shirt. I really miss that baby-sitter.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ed Sullivan goes on a dune buggy ride with Steve McQueen. Year, 1968 I think. At the end of the ride, Ed screams, "That was one HELLUVA ride!"

Were times more fun then?

Just saying...

I turned the corner at a display warehouse and thought I was in heaven. These mannequins have come a long way form the old days. Hey, they are only $250.00.

I bought a dozen!

Been awhile since I posted......wonder if anyone will notice? Cheers!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The glorious return of Grandcracker Vance and the Furious MacDads


Back in High School, Rick, Vance, Jones, Martin, and Yrrep Nosemaj decided to form an Aerosmith Cover band named Grandcracker Vance and the Furious MacDads. They smoked a whole jar of oregano and jammed. Rick busted out his Radio Shack tape recorder and captured this amazing rendition of "Walk This Way" for posterity. The song went to number one at KEHS, Eldorado High School's radio station.

Here at last is the demo video we recorded for the then new MTV

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hoppy Easter from Moonpie.

Get it? HOPpy Easter? Because the Easter Bunny prefers the extra hops flavor in an IPA. Also funny because at the time, Vance was a HOP-head  -- that is, he was Hooked On Phonics. In fact, I think that he may have kidnapped this kid in order to pay for his ten word-a-day habit. You can see the desperation in his eyes.
Happy Easter! Get Scared!
(l-r) Me and some kid and Vance, ca. 1975

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bawn-JOORRRRRRR!




Ex-Wife number 103 and 113.V

Vance and I were both  married to Mary-Lou at various/simultaneous times. It was the cost of the giant Q-Tips and immense gynecological bills that ended both marriages.  Whatcha gonna do though. Right?

Truthdig - The Last Letter



The Last Letter
A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying Veteran

To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young

I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care.
I write this letter on behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries. I write this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who commit, on average, a suicide a day. I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded. I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain and grief. 

Read the rest of this powerful letter at Truthdig - The Last Letter

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Scots!!!


On behalf of Scots, I'd like to present a rebuttal to St. Patrick's Day. We're likeable. What the hell? Why don't we have a special day?




Sunday, March 17, 2013

Damn you, Google!

Rick agrees with Hitler on this one. What bullshit.

You go, Prez

Samurai Obama  

While not everyone at Moonpie supports  the president's policies, none can deny the awesomeness of the new President's Council on Samurai Baddassedness Initiative Klub.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!!


Don't be a wuss. Show me that arm.

Two For Flinching WIN

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman

Friday, March 8, 2013

Trololo wit Vance

Back in 2005, Vance thought he'd try to make it big with a television variety show. Here's his one big hit.

When Peter Jackson was making his Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he wanted to include the song in on of the movies. Vance agreed, providing he got to sing the part himself. They failed to mention the arrows to him....

Monday, February 11, 2013

Moonpie Limousine Service



Want to arrive at the prom in style? 
Try our classic Limo service.

Book now to avoid disappointing your date.

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7038123008/h12BACD3A/ 

We're all WASTE-E-E-E-ED!!!!!!

This was a classic anthem for  our band of brothers back in the the day in Burque.



OK, I admit that the last four posts were just rehashes from your phenomenally successful Facebook page, Moonpie-Chronicles-Online,  but it's all great shit, so look at it, and if you haven't seen it, it's new to you!

Moonpie Navy

 
I really wanted to say that this was Vance in our recent remake of the Academy Award nominated film.... But we all know Vance hates cats, so there you have it.

Our latest award

 

We at Moonpie are pleased to be the latest recipients of the Shit Creek Survivor award.  We hope to be able to hold onto through the rest of the day, if not the rest of the week.

You know you like it, even without the threat

A public Service Message from MoonpieChronicles

Our heroes...

Photo: Rare publicity shot for The Big Lebowski. Does anyone know where there might be a full set of the original publicity shots? Thankie.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Just wanted to see if anyone is still out there. Happy New Year.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hey, remember this picture from about 2 years ago? Me too. This is the feeling most people will have in the weeks to come. All of this for.....THIS!!!!