Low Sparks and Insanity Sparks

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, June 15, 2007

Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you
We were children once, playing with toys


wants to congratulate our blogger friend

Kyra, The 108
, her husband Dean, The 109,
brothers Matthew & Owen and sister Olivia -
on the arrival of the newest member of their family

Emily's mom tells the story of her birth in her post from Wednesday.
We will tell you ahead of time, The 108 tells it straight - with no censorship.
She is also very funny and you feel the love she has for her family throughout her posts.
But be prepared ...especially the opening picture...
strong stomach recommended (right Mags?)


US Open began yesterday. YES, I know most of you think it is boring...but a Sunday afternoon on Father's Day, a few beers, hopefully a tight race coming down the back 9 between 2-3 golfers and it is something we enjoy.

The leader after round one...NICK DOUGHERTY...ummm who?

By David Shefter, USGA
Oakmont, Pa. – Nick Dougherty almost didn’t know what to do. At the podium in the media "flash area" for his post-round interview, the 25-year-old Englishman stepped to the microphone and offered up an incredulous "hello?" to reporters. He didn’t know whether to start talking or wait for a question.


We are reading Brad Thor's first Scot Horvath novel "The Lions Of Lucerne"...how did we miss this guy all these years??? It is a genre we enjoy and Thor does it well.


OK, we let you stew long enough...we deleted that email and
DID NOT use the link!!


We see Paul Potts is even a front page feature on Yahoo this evening...


Here's hoping that our friend Matt-Man is feeling better today. He got mugged by 10 guys yesterday....ummmm...it was that or he went BOWLING with his son and de widdle ole man didn feel berry well...and we quote "my legs are killing me from bowling three games with my son yesterday."

He had this great picture on his blog yesterday...it reminded me of something out of a Quentin Tarentino movie...we really wanted to put it up here, so we swiped it from his page. Then we began to think...well not Bond...yeah...you know...those other guys began to hound me...
Well, I didn't really think about it...
Now really, do we really need to get formal. We could send an email
OK, knock it off you two, we have an idea of our own...

So, we decided to give him a disguise...you can still get the "Tarentino" feel we were mentioning...


As is our custom on special weekends, we will be sitting on THE COUCH on Sunday, so if you are in the neighborhood and would like to stop by there is always a seat available.


To all the father's out there congratulations and enjoy your special day on Sunday. To those of my readers whose dad's are still alive, don't forget to call them if you can't be with them. If dad is no longer with you, we are sure that he truly is...and you will feel him on Sunday.


"If you had just a minute to breathe
And they granted you one final wish
Would you ask for something - like another chance"


"You take all of the experience and judgment of men over 50 out of
the world and
there wouldn't be enough left to run it."
- Henry Ford



COMPOSERS: Steve Winwood & Jim Capaldi

"The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys"
1971 - Island Records

Steve Winwood - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Organ
Chris Wood - Sax, Flute
Jim Capaldi - Vocals, Percussion
Jim Gordon - Drums
Rick Grech - Bass, Violin
Reebop Kwaku Baah - Percussion


Steven Gibbons/USGA

34 Of Your Sparks

  1. Vincente! Beautiful music, darling man! Brava!

    Loved the disguise on my Matty boy. He's quite...uh...fetching (?!) in that robe of Schmoop's, isn't he?

  2. Travis Cody Says:
  3. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    **looks at picture again**


    **falls off sofa**

    Hey - now there are three voices. How many more guys you got in there anyway?

    Enjoy the golf this weekend. We'll be buying curtains.

    Happy Father's Day!

  4. Lizza Says:
  5. Hahaha! It still looks (slightly) like the Matt-man we know and love.

  6. Twyla Says:
  7. Babies, babies everywhere. EVERYONE seem to either be pregnant or has recently had one. I'm getting baby fever, just seeing all these babies. Oh, and the first picture on her blog didn't gross me out at all. What is wrong with me? LOL
    Btw...hope you have a Happy Father's Day! Enjoy your day. :-)

  8. SONGBIRD: My of my all time fav songs...ty
    I refrained from giving him a 70's afro...but it was tough

    TRAVIS: I mean...tell me, doesn't it look like a Tarentino movie????
    What's it to you how many of us are in here....?!?!?!?
    Enjoy the curtain shopping

    LIZZA: I agree with know...but Love????? well maybe a little

    TWYLA: Well...the picture is a bit graphic! Maybe it did not gross you out since you have baby fever..."OH JUSTIN!" LOL
    Ty for the wishes...

  9. Schmoop Says:
  10. Congrats on the kid and Bond, I have nothing to say as I am still laughing...Very Good dammitt...Cheers!!

  11. Julie Says:
  12. Great post Vinny! I went to the 108 and WOW...makes my experiences seem like child's play!

    I caught Mr. Potts on the Yahoo home page too! Good for him! What a gem he is at his craft!

    Yup Sunday is going to be tough for me....I'm not looking forward to it.


  13. Angell Says:
  14. LOL @ Matt. Love the pic - and yes totally a Tarantino vibe. Maybe y'all should send it to the man and offer up Matt's services.

    Congrats to the lucky parents.

    And I have to ask the same question as Trav - how many more of you are there?

    Sheesh - better set more plates at the dinner table on Sunday...

    Happy Daddy's Day. ;D

  15. Awww.... Thank you, Bond! You are a sweetheart. Everyone here says, thanks as well :-)

  16. MATT-MAN: Have a great father's day...glad you liked it dude...

    JULIE: ty - she has a way with words, doesn't she? LOL I am sure it will be tough my friend...

    ANGELL: He is a Tarentino dude fer sure... STOP ASKING US THAT! Oops sorry, they hate to be asked questions before their first 5 drinks...TY my friend

  17. 108: Kyra...my pleasure...Thinking of Emi and hoping she is home in your arms soon.

  18. So I am guessing you have heard of Electric Flag?

  19. Tug Says:
  20. Have a wonderful Father's Day Bond!

  21. Meribah Says:
  22. **Makes appointment to get self spayed** If I didn't want to go through pregnancy and labor before, I definitely don't wanna go through it now! LOL :P
    Anyway, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, BOND! :)

  23. Anonymous Says:
  24. I will call you tomorrow but I just wanted to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. I wish we could celebrate with you. I love you.

    PS. How old are you going to be??????????????????

  25. BeckEye Says:
  26. Happy Father's Day to you, sir. Unfortunately I can't make it home to see my Dad this year. Hopefully he was able to catch some of the US Open. He golfs at Oakmont East, which is the public course right near Oakmont Country Club.

  27. TopChamp Says:
  28. Happy Birthday!? Is it your birthday?

    If it is: Have a good one. If not: have a fab fathers' day.

    Popped over to Kyra's earlier to say congrats... it's very exciting news!

  29. Gail Says:
  30. In a soft, quiet voice...


    oh and


    Love you

  31. STARR: The band? Yes with Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites ...too many drugs ruined them...
    Or did you mean something else?

    TUG: Thank you very much...

    MERI: Ah but the result is so satisfying... Thank you dear!

    LYNN: TY sis...Love you too..and the answer is 26... LOL

    BECKEYE: Thank you very much...make sure you call then... LOL

    TOPCHAMP: how did you hear that rumor? ty...and ty for the Father's Day also...it is exciting...

    GAIL: ty ty SMOOCH

  32. Travis Cody Says:
  33. Well, I was just thinking...yes it was a little painful - it is Friday evening after all!

    But here's what I was thinking...the more of you there are in there, the younger you actually are. Right? You can divvy up those years between all of those other guys.


  34. Anonymous Says:
  35. Oh My God, that is so funny with the Matt thing! Thanks! You know I have so little....

  36. TRAVIS: Genius!!!!!!

  37. SCHMOOP: Thanks for coming and sitting on THE COUCH. Glad you enjoyed it...I can send you the jpg if you want...if I send it to Matt's email address you will never get it! bwahahahahahahahahahaha
    Well we know MATT-MAN has so little bwahahahahahahahahahha

    sorry could not help myself...

  38. Anonymous Says:
  39. I love you!!!

  40. SCHMOOP: Let's not tell Matt about this yet though, ok?

  41. Anonymous Says:
  42. I'm here via Desert Songbird to wish you a very Happy Birthday! :-)

    I can't believe I've never visited here before - it looks like I'm missing out on all the fun!

    LOVE your header btw - it's fantastic!

  43. Schmoop Says:
  44. Happy B-Day Vin!!

  45. KAI: Thank you for the B-Day wishes and for coming and sitting on THE COUCH...there is always room here.
    Glad you liked the header.

    MATT-MAN: sssshhhh it is a secret.

  46. hi bond. stopped by for cake. there IS cake, right? i mean with your birthday and all?? oh, and happy birthday bond. now where is my cake!!!

    smiles, bee

  47. Mimi Lenox Says:
  48. Have a great time golfing and Happy Fathering, Bond.

    I wanted to let you know that the Comeback Challenge is up and running again. I hope you will play Round 30.
    Have a great weekend!


  49. Anndi Says:
  50. Welcome Emily!

    Stop picking on Matt.. that's my job!

  51. Liz Hill Says:

    You my friend are a Photoshop GENIUS!!!

    god that's funny!!!

    Matty's probably forgotten what he looks like with hair!!


  53. Nope I meant the band Electric Flag. Short lived and you are dead on with the drugs.

  54. BEE: Take as much as you like..cyber cake is unending...

    MIMI: LOL watching the golfing ...and ty .. I will be playing this week...
    enjoy your vaca...

    ANNDI: LOL...But he and I have a pact to continue...

    TURN: glad you enjoyed it...I can see that being him

    STARR: Not the band the Electric Flag? They were short-lived because of drug problems? Not them?


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