Tommy Red

Tommy Red
The Progressive Killer

Our motto ...

Leave the (political) party. Take the cannoli.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela

Right now 6 Stella crime novels are available on Kindle for just $.99 ... Eddie's World has been reprinted and is also available from Stark House Press (Gat Books).

Friday, October 26, 2012

Chris La Tray in the house ... Crazy Cop … Nurse Annie ... Bullshit Mountain ... TK’s locks of the week ...

Amici:


Live from Fords, New Jersey, by way of Trenton and Missoula, Montana, Chris La Tray ... Chris was kind enough to drive out of his business trip way to visit with the Principessa Ann Marie and the ugly one at Casa Stella last night. What a nice guy and what a good time. I was supposed to make some gravy (sauce to yous nons), but the boss said I’d only make a mess and she wasn’t up to handling that (she’s just over pneumonia), so it was off to Ferraro’s in Fords for some eye-talian grub and wonderful conversation.
 

So what do writers talk about, yous ask? Books, amici, always books. How they move us, inspire us and mostly keep us grounded with humility. We talked ebooks, crime and literary writing, graphic novels, one of which I’ll be ordering pronto (by Barry Graham) ... and how necessary it is for writers going the self-publishing route to a) have their work edited professionally first, b) have the ebooks formatted professional (and/or) properly, and c) how doing neither of those two does more harm than good.
 
Chris is a terrific writer himself so visit his page here. Not only that, but Chris is the guy who came up with TK’s tagline: Leave the (political) Party, take the cannoli.
 
 

I’ve been trying to convince my wife that a move to Montana would be just the right place for us through our golden years, but the boss insists on something more tropical ... like Fords, New Jersey?
 
Oy vey ...
 
A new Knucklsine feature called Alrighty then …
 

So some whackjob on the NYPD was involved in a plot to kidnap, torture, cook and then eat 100 women. What’s left to say, but …

 

Bullshit Mountain … what Mitt really meant … the 47% explained once and for all …

 

Nurse Annie ... the Principessa is over her pneumonia (we think), but she’s having trouble not doing twenty things at once. So, here’s my Ode to the Boss ...



NFL report card ...
 
My beloved New York State Buffalo Bills … now that they’ve managed to make me hate them AGAIN, the rest of this season will be one long painful war of attrition. How does a team manage to get worse year after year after year … into decades? Picking a string of poor head coaches (coaches fired everywhere else) certainly hasn’t helped, paying millions and millions of dollars to players who haven’t performed for more than a few games (Fitzpatrick) hasn’t helped, nor has paying one hundred million for a DE helped, not an iota.

Unfortunately, neither can our players be excused for their nonsense. Kyle Williams is one of the best defensive tackles in the league, yet he couldn’t control himself after a sack in last weekend’s embarrassing loss to the Tennessee Titans. Kyle celebrated his sack by ripping open his shirt to show that he, too is superman (just like Cam Newton, who also rips open his shirt during losses). The problem, of course, was the sack came on first down. A few minutes later, on a fourth and nine, the Titans scored the winning touchdown … and where was Superman when it counted, we’d like to know? One would assume humility would keep a team that gets embarrassed week after week from acting like morons when they make a single play, but one (and you’d) be wrong. That’s the ESPN mindset most NFL players live by; it’s all about me, me, me! After the Bills defense has been pushed up and down the field for record setting numbers the last month, you’d think they’d have the humility to keep the celebrations to a minimum … or at least wait until there’s something real to celebrate.
 
After last week, it still hurts to say this, but … Go Bills!

TK’s locks of the week … last week the ugly Knuckster faltered (flopped really) at (4-8), but we’re bouncing back this week with wins a plenty!
 
We like the Cardinals getting points (+7) against the Cheatriots in London? WTF … should be a jolly good show.
 
We like the Tennessee Tuxedos to keep the momentum my dopey beloved New York State Buffalo Bills handed them last week … Take the Titans (-3.5) over the Coltless.
 
The Pack is laying too much wood this week … take the Jags (+14.5) …
 
We like the Brownies getting (+3) against the Riverside Pick Parade Chargerless.
 
TK’s Lock of the Week Game: Andy Reid had two weeks to live with his guilt for firing his friend … will it make a difference? No way, Jose … take the Falcons and the points (+3) over the dog killers ...
 
The Lions once again prove they can’t handle winning … take the Sea Pigeons and the points (+2.5) …
 
We like Moonachie Green over the Dolphinations in the Moonachie, New Jersey Meadowlands … take the Y-E-T-S, Yets, Yets, Yets (-2.5) …
 
We’ve bet against the Culterettes every week and have been losing … not this week. Take the Pantherless and the points (+7.5) …
 
The Steelers need to win … but RG III is for real (and likes to cover the point spreads like last week) … take the Washingtonians and the points (+4.5) ….
 
The Chefs and the Raiders … we’d say pick’em, but since the line says Silver and Black getting (+1.5), take them …
 
We told you Moonachie Blue would win but wouldn’t cover last week (because they always seem to nap within their division), but not this week. It’s revenge … Moonachie Blue (-2) over the Star Heads …
 
Monday Night: Should be a shootout in New Orleans when the Broncettes visit … stay with Peyton in this one; take the Broncos (-6) …
 
—Knucks
 
It’s Rayman’s 65th ... Happy Birthday, brother ...