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Rocky’s Nut Brunch

Have you ever heard of Robert “Bob” Geary?  Chances are, you haven’t.  Geary was a police officer in San Francisco, California in the 80’s/90’s.  In the early 90’s, he was assigned to North Beach where officers were meant to be highly visible and to come up with creative ways to earn the trust of the citizens living in the area.  Geary had a master’s degree in education and and undergraduate degree in art.  He thought hard about how he could perform his job and have fun.  He decided he would buy an expensive wooden dummy and teach himself by audiotape of how to use the dummy in his job.

He chose the name of his dummy as Officer Brendan O’Smarty.  Kind of a play on words with O’Smarty being a dummy and Brendan as a first name to give him a little dignity.  Geary even went a little further with O’Smarty by dressing him up in a patrol uniform with a hat and water pistol.  And don’t worry, O’Smarty had a badge number too – it  was 1/2 – LOL

In 1993, the entire city of San Francisco voted about whether a police officer was allowed to carry a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty while on patrol. He was voted in by a narrow percentage of 51% for and 49% against.   Geary and O’Smarty protected the streets of San Francisco all the way up until his retirement in 1998.


Information/Picture off of Getty Images and Wikipedia


Posted by on 01/21/2018 in Rocky's Nut Brunch


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Super Bowl – Are You Ready?

Are you ready for some football? The Super Bowl is like the big game of the year. It’s the icing on the cake. It’s the whole enchilada. Its the cherry on top of the sundae. It’s the big game. Do you understand? It’s like me getting a bedtime treat of apples, bananas and strawberries all at the same time. Shivers…give me a moment.

Okay…I’m back. So the Super Bowl will be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana. I have relatives in Louisiana. My Aunt Tina, Uncle Wayne and my cousins Savannah, Maverick and Sherlock Bones.
The big game will be between The Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.


The game should be exciting because of the football but there’s also a twist in the Super Bowl. Ravens coach John Harbaugh is the brother to the 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Neat huh? What are the chances that would happen? One way or the other, a Harbaugh is going to win and bring home the championship.

Halftime festivities will be performed by the glamorous Beyonce. I know there are some of us that watch the Super Bowl for the game. But, there are others that watch it for the halftime performance and the new awesome commercials. I like it all – especially the snack foods that come with the game. That’s probably my favorite – snort.


And let’s not forget the puppy bowl that will be on the Animal Planet. The puppy bowl is simple. Ten puppies at a time play on the field that is three yards wide by six yards long. When a pup drags one of the chew toys into either end zone, a score is recorded. And while they don’t get any breaks for sports drinks, they can re-hydrate with a water bowl on the 10-yard line. In the end, one dog is crowned MVP (Most Valuable Puppy), but really everyone wins. There will be a complimentary kitten half time show. I think next year we need to request pigs on this show… I can entertain.

There’s your Sunday highlights. What will you be watching? Hogs and kisses – Bacon


Posted by on 02/03/2013 in Uncategorized


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Here We Go Again – Are You Ready for Some Football!?

I bet you can’t ready that, “Are You Ready for Some Football,” without singing it like Hank Williams Jr used to do. Am I right? This year debuted the new song “Waiting All Week for Sunday Night” performed by Faith Hill. I think it’ll catch on. I found myself singing it all week. Of course, it helps that dad thinks she’s a hottie – snort chuckles!

Last week, it was the Seahawks vs Falcons. Awesome game that should have ended with a win in a bigger score in favor of Falcons – just my piggy opinion. I think by the end of the game, me, mom and dad were about to have small heart attacks. We were all screaming and snorting at the television set. Afterwards, dad put on a rendition of a Dirty Bird dance that has burned a permanent scar in my young piggy mind. I had to actually pick mom up off the floor she was laughing so hard from watching it.

So this week – Falcons vs 49ers. Who will it be. Who will be going to New Orleans? Who will dominate and bring it?

You have to admit that the old miner with the 49ers is not all that scary looking. We can do this my Falcons. We need to RISE UP and take it ALL THE WAY. You’ve come too far to stop winning now.


Posted by on 01/20/2013 in Uncategorized


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