Dwight’s Beet Empire Expanding Into Fresno?

I agree. That’s close enough to be a Fresno mention.

Rainn, aka “Dwight” from The Office, spotted one of Fresno’s OK Produce trucks – looks like the I-5 on the Grapevine.

I feel like OK Produce has been waiting for this moment since they came up with “Rockin’ The Beets!” for their trucks.

No word yet if Dwight will be changing the OK Produce name to Schrute Farms.

Sounds Of Fresno: Shred & Jets

Some F-15s and a tree shredder: just another Fresno day.

I have a love/mild annoyance with the Fresno F-15 Jets.

I’m pretty much right under their path for taking off. I honestly like watching them (shout out to the 144th Fighter Wing) but when you get three to four of them all taking off within a minute of each other it’s like…

“Okay kids, that’s enough fun, it’s gettin’ kinda loud, shut it down for the night.”

Something I’ve noticed, when there are just two and they take off real quick and jam out and don’t come back around to do another takeoff? They doing some real shit there.

I assume it’s to see if they can catch up to some UFO, but maybe it’s a Russian MiG that they need to take a Poliroid picture of:

Fresno Needs A Damn Beer Hall!

German Beer Hall – by thorquabbin on Flicker

We do. We need one – you know, when the COVID is gone (someday I hope to delete that statement from this post).

Just a straight up fucking BEER HALL!

Take one large hall. Then add…

  • A bunch of long-ass tables.
  • A solid list of beers on tap.
  • Pitchers (You remember pitchers, right!?)
  • One simple food – likey tacos. All the meat variants and veggie variants – BUT THATS IT! Don’t fuck with a bunch a different things!
  • Lots of water around.
  • A safe, open, welcoming, friendly environment.
  • A large bathroom for all peoples.
  • A large wait staff that comes to your table very regularly so you never have to get up and try to wedge yourself into a busy bar to hopefully get a bartender’s attention.

It’s actually really simple. Not that fucking hard to do and nobody is doing it exactly like that. IT WOULD RAKE!!

And it wouldn’t matter where you put it. How about one of you assholes with money just fucking do it already!?!!

Westwood’s Is Open For The Pro-Pandemic Continuation Community

I heard over the weekend that Westwood’s Spice & Things [close enough] was seating people inside and it was PACKED! Like, security directing traffic in the parking lot, packed.

Then this happened:

We can’t get our dumb ass out of the purple. Why can’t Clovis start their own County and leave us alone!? (I also have heard that many Clovis restaurants don’t care about the Pandemic either)

So I gut-reaction-tweeted and a certain NE Fresno dude quoted it:

Man, I don’t know *exhales* *runs fingers through hair* *exhales again* … I don’t know why I engaged with Fresno’s child. I have spent years walking away and not saying anything. Because why, really? The dude doesn’t get it and loves attention, so why bother with him? But I did:

Maybe it was the half of a 7.5% IPA I was drinking or maybe it was him using my tweet for his own means, but I finally acknowledged the dude. Of course, I had to use a Star Wars reference as a safe space.

Look, man. You do your thing. If you just GOTTA eat INSIDE that restaurant and gather with a bunch of other people, during a Pandemic, all while much of the staff hasn’t been able to get vaccinated yet and are risking their lives and their family’s lives so you can own the Libs or whatever, I can’t stop ya.

I’ll continue getting take-out and tipping as much as I can, maybe eating in a patio someday. It’s really only a couple months more, guys. Westwoods will still be there.

Not Cool, Fresno Bee: The Removal of Sally Forth and Get Fuzzy

Old Fresno Bee Comics on the left, new on the right.

At risk of sounding like an old man ranting at clouds, I’m hella disappointed about the removal of Sally Forth and Get Fuzzy from the Fresno Bee’s Sunday comics lineup.

Get Fuzzy

They are two of the most well written & drawn comics today. Both strips are smart, slightly edgy, funny and unique.

It makes me suspicious of the sensibilities of the Bee staff in charge of picking the comics lineup.

Sally Forth

You leave in Wizard Of ID and B.C. but pull Fuzzy and Sally? Shame.

I’ll also slightly miss Blondie and Slylock Fox & Comics For Kids. The later produced nice drawing prompts for the youth.

I do like seeing Doonesbury on the front page as a counter to Dilbert, and Peanuts returning to the front too – the Peanuts have kinda come back around again and feel fresh somehow.

New additions Candorville and Mt. Pleasant have potential. So I’ll will follow them, and I’m somehow okay with Garfield returning.

But I can’t get around the thinking that Sally Forth & Get Fuzzy needed to go.

Rating for the new lineup: D+

The Cool As Hell Bart Simpson Fresno Mural Is Already Gone

I thought Floydy photoshop it. When I realized it was real it was like “Oh wow, how cool.”

You don’t always see cool stuff like that just come out of nowhere.

In case you didn’t recognize the Downtown Club that was Bart Simpson on that old parking garage at Inyo coming up on Van Ness.

And then it was gone.

Lame, dude.

At least some of us got to enjoy it for a weekend.