Posts Tagged ‘failure’

sc 71 Small Victories.

May 5, 2010

A pot roast, a lawnmower and a wheelchair figure prominantly in the tale of three small victories — as accomplished by Toppie, his mother and father, and described on today’s Smellcast.

The three quotes heard near the opening are: (in order of appearance)

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.”
Malcolm Forbes — Millionaire publisher of Forbes magazine, motorcycle entusiast, outed as a closeted homosexual by OutWeek Magazine soon after his death in 1990.

“I look at victory as milestones on a very long highway.”
Joan Benoit Samuelson — retired American marathon runner, who won gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”
Muhammad Ali — retired American Boxer, a historic and iconic American hero.

Please write to Toppie at Smellcast@aol.com.

Click the link below to listen to the Smellcast, episode 71.

The Smellcast/Episode 71

sc 67 Epic Fail.

April 24, 2010

In a short post-script to yesterday’s podcast, Toppie relates yet another way he has disappointed his parents.  Yep, that’s right!  Just when you thought Toppie couldn’t f*ck up more… low and behold yet another failure — only this one is EPIC.

Write to Toppie at Smellcast@aol.com.

Please click the link below to listen to the Smellcast, episode 67.

The Smellcast/Episode 67

sc 66 Sh*t’s Hittin’ the Fan!

April 23, 2010

Toppie talks about some of the latest developments in his home life with his parental units including how he completely upset his mother by being a total slob.  Yes, the sh*t is hitting the fan here at the Smellie Ranch!  Whotta schmuck!  Sheesh.

The closing song is from the album ‘The Velvet Underground’ and is sung by drummer Maureen Tucker.

Write to Toppie at Smellcast@aol.com.

Please click the link below to listen to the Smellcast, episode 66.

The Smellcast/Episode 66