Steve, Jerry, Kelly, Larry, Rick, Dennis, and Mike in Las
Vegas in January. The bros were also joined by Austin
(Kelly's Son) and Robert (everyone's brother from another
mother). It was a great 4-5 days of catching up, gambling,
podcasts, and laughing. Of course 70's Day in old Vegas was
highlighted by polyester, silk, and facial hair. We even saw
an Elton John look alike in Austin. Anyway... A great time
was had by all... and we will abide and respect the Nevada
law which states.... Whatever Happens In Vegas, Stays In
FUTURE METRO SUBSCRIBER
McCarty Besselsen reports that another little
Besselsen will be joining the Besselsen clan this May! This time
around they're joining team blue.
is a photo of Magic Mountain in December. Jerry
reports that the fires came within about 5 miles
of their home. Lots of ash and smoke.
December, we had 2 contests... A Christmas Tree decorating
contest, and also a Gingerbread House building contest.
When it was time
to decorate your Christmas Tree with lights, tinsel,
ornaments, or whatever... our contestants took a picture,
and sent it into the Metro by Christmas Day. Voting took
place afterwards by our readers. In all, I received 9
great submissions, each one gathering multiple votes. Congratulations
to Gene Skladnowski on his submission. You can see his
winning effort below. He won with a total of 48 votes.
would like to thank you all who submitted trees, and those
who took time to vote in this contest. Below are the other
eight submissions for another look.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
contest in December was a Gingerbread House Building
Gingerbread House can be lots of fun by yourself, or with
your kids. Your job was to build a Gingerbread House, take
a photo, and attach it in an email to me by Christmas Day.
Voting was done by our readers for 2 weeks after the
submissions are received.
received one submission for this contest, but it was a
great one. Congratulations and thanks to Chris, Amanda,
Alexa, and Cooper McCarty for their great 'Gluten Free'
Gingerbread house submissions which is declared the winner
with a total of 124 votes.
in Portugal in November, Mike made nice
with statues. And those statues put him in
some interesting poses.
ED NOTE: After these photos came to light, the Portuguese Minister of Travel declared "Let it be known that after these poses showing Mike completely mocking some of Portugal's most important and prized statues of our history, that Michael, is no longer welcome in Portugal, as well as his children, his children's children, and his children's children's children." He concluded is declaration with "... and May God have mercy on your soul".
Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our
Austin spent a week in early December in Bend, Oregon to
visit Chris & Amanda
Steve, Kristen, & the girls spent part of the
holidays in sunny Florida
The Bend Oregon Mc's spent a weekend at Washington
State's Great Wolf Lodge
The Grand Rapids/Hudsonville Mc's traveled to Disney
World, Florida for some fun
Brothers Steve, Jerry, Kelly, Larry, Rick, Dennis,
Mike were joined by Austin and Robert for a trip to
Did you go on a trip
for work or
vacation? Send us your destination and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Editor: Saw this guy who is at WCNR and claims to be Brad Savage of Brad Savage and the Cockroaches. Are you a phony? Or did the real Brad Savage die and you are a robot replacement? We want the real Brad Savage!!
NOTE: I would normally, inequitably deny this accusation,
but, I have to admit... I'm not so sure now. I
took a look at one of our photo shoots when we were
playing, and it gave me the chills. (See photo to the
appreciate our McCarty Metro readers and always want to hear your questions, comments, rants,
Just submit them anytime during the month to to email@example.com
for inclusion in the next issue.
that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for
"The Food"! I would like to encourage our readers to submit their favorite
recipes to the McCarty Metro at firstname.lastname@example.org
for inclusion in upcoming issues. This month we have some
great dishes for to feed your family.
LEMON RICE SOUP
Nothing better on a
cold winter's evening to warm up with this epic
cups chicken stock, preferably homemade, if not,
cup orzo pasta, or rice
of 3 lemons
ground black pepper
Bring stock to a boil and add orzo or rice. Simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Season stock to taste with salt, if necessary. When the orzo or rice is nearing tenderness, whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until medium peaks. Add egg yolks and lemon juice, whisking continuously. When the orzo or rice is finished, transfer 2 cups of the hot stock to the egg/lemon mixture, adding very slowly in a constant stream and beating vigorously to prevent the eggs from solidifying. Take the soup off the heat and add the beaten mixture back into the pot, whisking to incorporate. Serve immediately with freshly ground black pepper.
In honor of President's Day
in February, here are some little known facts about some
of our former Presidents...
have seen articles in newspapers which we find humorous.
If you see any, please send them to me via email at email@example.com,
and we will feature them in an upcoming issue of the
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
SINCE THE LAST ISSUE
Steve Reevis, 55, actor (Fargo, Geronimo: An American Legend, The Longest Yard).
Frank Lary, 87, baseball player (Detroit Tigers, New York Mets), pneumonia.
Dick Enberg, 82, sportscaster (NFL on NBC, Major League Baseball on
NBC, San Diego Padres), heart attack. Rose Marie, 94, actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Hollywood Squares, The
Doris Day Show). Jerry Van Dyke, 86, actor and comedian (My Mother the Car, The Dick Van Dyke Show,
Coach). Keith Jackson, 89, sportscaster (ABC Sports, Wide World of Sports).
Jo Jo White, 71, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Kings), Olympic champion (1968), pneumonia. Mort
Walker, 94, American comics artist (Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois), pneumonia.
RECENTLY... UNCLE JACK SCHMELZER
It is with great sadness
that I let you know that Uncle Jack passed away on January
23. He is survived by sisters Margaret, Jean, Joan,
and by his brother Rich. He was predeceased by brothers
Tom and Larry. He is seen to the left with nephew Steve
around Christmas time a couple years ago.
If the Metro receives any
funeral or memorial plans, we will be sure to let you
DATELINE: BATTLE OF THE
Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish,
unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or
feminine."House" for instance, is feminine:
"la casa." "Pencil," however, is
masculine: "el lapiz." A
student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?"
Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into
two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for
themselves whether "computer" should be a masculine
or a feminine noun.. Each group was asked to give four
reasons for its recommendation.
men's group decided that "computer" should
definitely be of the feminine gender ("la
No one but their creator understands their internal
2. The native language they use to communicate
with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in
long term memory for possible later retrieval;
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find
yourself spending half your pay check on accessories
women's group, however, concluded that computers
should be Masculine ("el computador"),
In order to do anything with them, you have to turn
2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but
half the time they ARE the problem;
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if
you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten
a better model.
The women won!!!!!!!
DATELINE NEWS WILL BE BACK IN