Are You Ready?

No. Not this guy.

I have been following a lovely young man on YouTube; his channel is Jamel a.k.a. Jamal. He does reaction videos to music he’s not heard before. Since a preponderance of music he has never heard comes from my generation (our teenage/young adult years), it’s great fun to not only enjoy a song I haven’t heard in a hundred years but to watch a young person react to hearing them for the first time. I recommend you check him out.

Because I enjoyed his music reactions so much, I stumbled on another young man who does music reaction videos with his wife. They are not as good as Jamel’s so I don’t pay much attention to those but this morning I found his videos reacting to ghost stories found on the various media – YT (mostly), Tik Toc, etc. Now those are priceless!

Here’s my racist remark for the day. I think most black folks are just naturally funny. They have an outlook and experiences that parallel mine but they have a completely different take and always seem to find that funny side. I enjoy that.

Back when black and white folks were friends and co-workers (only 10 yrs. ago!!!), a couple of the black guys from the loading dock would join us office workers at the smoking table for lunch or cigarette breaks and we’d jabber on about any old thing. One time, we got to talking about horror movies and those guys had us just laughing like crazy, telling us about the difference between white folks and black folks and scary stuff. They would say, “Know why so many white folks die in those movies? ‘Cause they always have to ‘go look’. We don’t ‘go look’. We say F that and we’re gone!” They were hilarious.

It was with those fond memories in mind that I decided to watch one of his ghost reaction videos and now I’m hooked. He watches his language pretty well and instead of the f-bomb, he says, “oh HELL no!” Gets me to laughing til I’m almost silly (watch it now!)

Without further ado, let me introduce you to The Matthews Fam.

27 Responses to Are You Ready?

  1. the unit says:

    Like you described in the post about the past, been there done that. Me and Bobby (not McGee), he also called Calvin. Last name I won’t mention ( his father’s), sometimes going by his mother’s. We had fun whooping it up about ‘Thunder and Lighting’ in the mid-70s, then of course later in 1980… ๐Ÿ™‚
    https://imageproxy.themaven.net/https%3A%2F%2Fimages.saymedia-content.com%2F.image%2FMTY3NTE4MzkzMjAyMTg5NzAz%2Fimage-placeholder-title.jpg?w=620&q=40&h=435.2574102964118&auto=format&fit=crop&crop=focalpoint&fp-x=0.5&fp-y=0.5&fp-z=1&fp-debug=false
    He been gone, passed on 2 years at 73.

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    • audremyers says:

      Sorry for the loss of your friend; the older we get, the harder it is to find friends – except here, of course.

      Laughed at the image!

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      • the unit says:

        Thanks. We weren’t different genders, but…

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        • audremyers says:

          Yup.

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        • the unit says:

          Fun old age trivia information. You’ll never find it on the WWW. Only concert I’ve been to was Dolly Parton when she was just turned 22. With Porter Wagoner, at Jay, Florida buggy horse race track in ’68.
          She and Porter ain’t been back. Race track gone too. Just me, and maybe a few others remember (know 2, very close to expiration date ๐Ÿ™‚ )
          Point: So much history that we’ve not forgotten, ’cause never known about anyway.
          “What difference, at this point, does it make”.
          Think we on the way finding out. Not about Dolly. but more important things.

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  2. audremyers says:

    the unit – I’d never been to a concert until I took my young (at the time) teenage daughter to see the group The Bangles. LOL!

    But I’ve always had an ear for the old folks – great stories when you can get them going. I remember being a pre-teen and talking to an uncle who had see the turn of the century – from 1899 to 1900. Hearing that, as a kid, was astounding! Now I can tell people I saw the turn of the century, lol!

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    • NEO says:

      For you both, Dolly Parton may be the nicest woman I ever met. I met her back in the mid-70s, on my first job as maintenance at a Holiday Inn (it too is gone now) that included a dinner theater. Luck of the draw, I was asked if I would drive her from the motel to the theatre, maybe 0.2 miles. She didn’t turn up her nose at my car, was chatty and pleasant both ways, thoroughly enjoyable, unlike some others. I became a fan that evening. The only ones close were Blood Sweat and Tears after I worked there but in the bar who ended up going for breakfast with us after closing the bar. Very nice guys.

      Yep, listening to the old folks, Dad always had time to look at airplanes, said it was because there were so few of them when he was young (b 1907) and besides they were a machine, weren’t they? But in general listening to those I knew, learned a lot of history from oh about 1900 to 1980, frames everything I believe, because it was true, at least from what they could see. Best oral history program ever.

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      • audremyers says:

        Love those stories. They are irreplaceable.

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      • the unit says:

        Were closer than I knew. Knew your sisters older than you and you 10 younger than me, or so. Dad born in ’09. Airplanes, his younger bro an airplane mechanic in North Africa in WWII.
        Like Andre said…we do make new friends here. Good as ole ones. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • NEO says:

          My (both late and ex) FIL was a B-29 mechanic on Tinian, although he never talked about it, at least to me. Dad was essential, he disputed that all the way to SECAG and regretted till he died. I was just too young for Nam and regretted it but had no desire to be around the early 70s army.

          Yep, my best friends are here, minus that one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • the unit says:

        Driving Dolly! Better’n my trivia. Lucky you. Still all good for historical memories. It’s all on the net now for ever more for all to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • the unit says:

      Oh yeah, what stories I heard! In the early ’50s from uncle Jim, a retired constable in North Central Mississippi, billy club next to his 38 revolver and spittoon a few feet from his chair, all of which he could hit with accuracy. He drove a Packard. He was a uncle my marriage to Dad’s sister. Dad’s mom after WWII wanted to learn to drive and wanted a Jeep. Nobody taught her though.

      Jim’s wasn’t a convertible, but the sedan front looked like this.
      You know what the Jeep that Granny wanted to learn to drive looked like. ๐Ÿ™‚
      P.S. By marriage Uncle Jim would club anybody that needed it, race didn’t matter. He could’ve been a good Texas Ranger. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • audremyers says:

        Wow! That’s some car!!! Did they use this to fashion that Chrysler throwback from a few years ago? I loved that car. I can’t think of the name of the darned thing right now. (maybe it was 10 yrs ago? Is that possible???)

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        • the unit says:

          I can’t remember either. Friend of mine wrecked one. Said she loved it. Best I recall it looked like a fender from a Packard. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • NEO says:

          I can’t either, but it was cute. Still, Chryslers weren’t all that bad looking in 40 either. Not nearly the car that a Packard was, still the only car that was ever judged as better than a Rolls-Royce, but they were attractive enough. Too bad that the Depression, the war, and lack of management vision (and capital) killed them.

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      • NEO says:

        Nice 1940 180, really nice cars, so much that they’re still on my dream list. That’s a non-racist constable in my book, do the crime, do the time. From the time he got out of the Army, my uncle Jerry wanted a Jeep pick up and finally got one after he retired and started a Christmas tree farm.

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        • the unit says:

          You bought creosote poles from where I’m from. Wish I could buy Christmas trees from your uncle, instead of Lowe’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • NEO says:

          He’s gone and so is the farm, although it would be expensive shipping one from Minnesota. But yeah, I know so well what you mean. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. audremyers says:

    NEO – the Prowler! The Chrysler Prowler! I still like the looks of a lot of Chryslers (300, 600). It’s one of the few cars I actually notice.

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  4. the unit says:

    For NEO and anyone else interested. I didn’t know about the Prowler that Andre mentioned.
    And I didn’t know about these… ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://popcornews.com/hollywood-redheads-a-list-of-the-most-beautiful-gingers/?utm_source=google_dbm&utm_medium=LI_RedHead5_US_PC_NewsReaders&utm_campaign=CR_RedHead5_US_PC_NewsReaders

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  5. audremyers says:

    the unit – I would have taken the more sedate bronze color. But inside, I would have killed for the yellow one!!! LOL!

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