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Old Firehouse Winery

Posted by LOTGK on June 13, 2008

old firehouse winery

A Staple Icon At Geneva On The Lake

This classic fire truck has been at Geneva On The Lake since the early 1960’s. I used to play on it when we came to Geneva as a young lad. I used to climb on the back, hang onto the sides with my feet on the running boards, and of course, sit in the drivers seat and spin the wheel as if I were driving.

It now rests here, just outside the Old Firehouse Winery and restaurant. Although it looks rough and rugged, the restaurant is very clean and accommodating.

Good times, good times.

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The Bug Light God

Posted by LOTGK on March 12, 2008

The year was 1980. A new decade and a new job. I was 20 years old and was one step into a sojourn that would last several years.

As the days got longer and turned into night, we, the warehouse workers, like moths to a flame, would gravitate toward the almighty bug light. Looking for inner peace, solace, wisdom, meaning, and a little relief from the biting bugs that lived and fed in Youngstown.

Since we had to work outside the warehouse as well as inside, the summer months were brutal with swarms of pests buzzing around. Biting flies, mosquitoes, moths, gnats, grasshoppers, locusts, bee’s, wasps, and every other flying insect under the sun would zero in on the only source of flesh and light in the vast farmland that surrounded us.

Every year, right around this time, to combat these bastards, we dragged out the giver of light and reliever of itch from the biblical swarms of insects. Thus the religion of The Eternal Bug Light was formed.

After several years, the bug light became an icon and more importantly, a God to us warehouse workers. If we were in the bug lights good graces, it would have pity on us and bestow its powers shining its light upon us and protect us by killing and keeping the insects away from us. If we were to ever fall out of favor with the almighty bug light, the consequences were so severe that no one talked about them, not even under our breath lest the bug light god hear us.

To keep the god happy, we needed to pay homage. This was in the form of an annual ceremony, a sort of Fry Me A Bug Light festival to appease the god. We would prepare the holy power cord for insertion into the electrical outlet. We would also arrange and then pay homage to the enchanted nail that magically kept the god suspended above us, and of course prepare a feast for the entire cult to consume.

The festival seemed to work as the bug light god kept us safe in the summer evenings as we heard the humming of electricity coursing through its wire mesh screens. Sometimes we would gather round our god and cheer as loud crackling and zapping noises would announce each new bug checking into the bug light hotel.

And not just bugs either. Our bug light god was a little dangerous because unlike normal lights, ours did not have a front or bottom screen guard to keep out larger objects such as a very unlucky bird or the bottom of someone’s head. The light was suspended just under 6 feet in the air, and tall worshippers who lost sight of where they were in conjunction with the light would get rudely introduced to their god. As in the bible, they would carry the mark of the beast for several weeks until the burn marks healed.

Alas, one evening, a large bird entered the radar screen of the bug light god. In an instant, the bird dive bombed into the light and got caught inside. High pitched zapping sounds were heard much like in the classic movie “Frankenstein” when the monster was struck by lightning in an electrical storm.

A huge battle had begun. The bug light flickered and hummed, summoning up all it’s power while the bird began screeching and fluttering it’s wings, till finally, both burst into flames sending the worshippers running. The bug light came crashing to the ground and we watched as the flames engulfed bird and light.

We were free of the bug light god, and a rule was sent forth that no more bug lights could adorn our warehouse wall. We stocked up on “Off” bug repellent and continued to have the festival that quickly turned into our annual lamb roast.

I can still hear and smell the bugs as they sizzled in the screens. Man, that was living….

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Is This Chick Hooking On The Corner

Posted by LOTGK on December 16, 2007

Giant Alien Clad In Bikini Hailing A Cab
A Giant Alien woman wearing a sexy red hot bikini was photographed strutting her stuff in the little town of Canfield, Ohio today. During the near one hour spectacle, she repeatedly stopped traffic as the menfolk stopped to stare. Just as the Grassy Knoll Institute team of scientists were making their approach, the Giant Alien woman ran to safety and was whisked away by a waiting giant alien space craft.


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Inner Circle Pizza

Posted by LOTGK on December 5, 2007

Inner Circle Pizza

Inner Circle Pizza, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

Todays menu choice was a 12 inch pepperoni pizza. The crust was thick and crunchy, not burnt, but well done. The sauce was tangy, spicy, and hot. The cheese was a good blend of several varieties. Of course it was topped with pepperoni.

All the slices were completely cut, which is important so as not to rip half the cheese and pepperoni off another slice. The cost was a little pricey for a 12 inch pizza at $8.95 with pepperoni.

All in all, the Grassy Knoll Institute awards Inner Circle pizza 3 shots out of 5 and recommends Inner Circle for lunch.

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Antone’s Of Youngstown Fried Cheese

Posted by LOTGK on December 4, 2007

Antone’s Fried Cheese

Looks, in this case, are deceiving. Although it does not look appetizing, the fried cheese and spaghetti sauce was actually quite delicious. (Albeit very messy) The two added meatballs however, were adequate at best. And at 99 cents each, they were way over priced.

The fried cheese was a 4 inch square about an inch thick breaded and fried to a deep golden brown. It was not greasy or burnt or soggy as other types go. It cut easily with a knife and was far less messy than other fried cheese dishes out there.

The fried cheese came in a standard Styrofoam container. The cheese and meatballs were hot, well cooked, but a little messy as the delivery bag was tousled up a bit.

The cost was $2.79 plus the $1.98 for two meatballs. A little overpriced for the entire combo, but is awarded 3.5 out of 5 shots from the Grassy Knoll Institute for its taste.

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