annual McCarty Metro VBV 2021 trip fell apart due to
Covid, in last month's edition, we got a report from
Larry McCarty, as he and Bob Lopez did make the trip to
Vegas and had some luck. Later in January after Kelly's
bout with the Coronavirus, he and his 2 sons decided to
also make the pilgrimage to Sin City. They went from
Wednesday, January 27 through Sunday the 31st. Wednesday
and Thursday were very quiet, and not a lot of tables
open anywhere, however Friday and Saturday were
packed. Although not as lucky as Larry, the three
had a good time of gambling, shooting guns, and taking
in the sights of Las Vegas. The low light was being woke
up at 3 in the morning by the guy in the next room who
wasn't pleased with the girl one of those trading cards
handed on the street.
love - A nice win at the Let It Ride table going
in blind - The Forum at Caesars Palace
in old Vegas - Had some luck at the slots and
black jack tables - Enjoyed the stadium seating
in the new Circa sports book
hotel The Flamingo - Paris Eiffel Tower -
Bellagio fountains (see video below in Metro
I am so proud of
my teaching skills. Here is the final exam I
gave my child. He got a 100%! Take that, public
Q1. World History
- In which battle did Napoleon die? his last
Q2. US History - Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
at the bottom of the page
Q3. Chemistry - River Ravi flows in which state?
Q4. Life Skills - What is the main reason for divorce?
Q5. Common Sense - What is the main reason for failure? exams
Q6. Foods & Nutrition - What can you never eat for breakfast? lunch & dinner
Q7. Foods & Nutrition - What looks like half an apple? the other half
Q8. Geography - If you throw a red stone into the
Red Sea what will it become? it will become wet
Q9. Life Skills - How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
no problem, he sleeps at night
General Knowledge - How can you lift an elephant with one hand? you will never find an elephant that has only one
Q11. Math - If you had 3 apples and 4 oranges in one hand and
4 apples and 3 oranges in other hand, what would you have ? very large hands
Q12. Math - If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it? no time at all, the wall is already
Q13. Science - How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
drop it any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to
A Florida alligator completed a golf foursome yesterday... sort of.
Marc Goldstein and his two playing partners were surprised when they saw the gator grab his golf ball after an errant shot. The group was playing at Pelican Sound Golf Club in Estero when Marc hit his ball near one of the
ponds. He started recording with his cell phone when it became apparent the gator wasn't giving up the ball. His golf buddies erupted in laughter as the gator slid back into the water. There's no word if Marc got a mulligan after that.
ED NOTE: My
brothers and I will be on that course in a couple
weeks. I heard the gator was also the one who took Chubs hand?
After 5 months, 17 regular season games, 3 playoff rounds, plus the Super Bowl itself on February 7, our McCarty Metro Pigskin Pickem game has crowned a new champion. Big Frank, from Pittsburgh, PA came from behind and bested the 34 other players. Frank's 150 points (picked the winner Tampa Bay and 10 of the 15 prop bets) in Super Bowl 55, was matched by Lake Speed and
Plagueis, and was enough to beat the field, as he jumped from 4th place to the championship. Tom Hoenicke and Linda finished second and
third on the season.
You can check out the final standings on our Pigskin
Thank you all who played this season. I hope it helped
to keep you entertained during the pandemic and
another dismal Lion season. See you next season!
McCARTYS ON TIK TOK HAVE OVER 3 MILLION
on Tik Tok has grown it's following over
400,000 people in the past 30 days. In our
February issue, we reported that they had 2.7
million followers. Currently, they are now
over 3.1 million. Congratulations to Kevin,
Stephanie, Audri and Braxton on this
accomplishment. If you haven't seen their
posts yet, download the Tik Tok app and search
for themccartys and follow them. They also
have an on-line store with some McCarty swag.
The link is below.
TikTok @ themccartys - @accisionagency Influencer
OVER 3.1 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON TIKTOK
It is a slow day in the small town of
Pumphandle, and streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.
A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night. As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.
The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Co-op.
The guy at the Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.
The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.
The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveler will not suspect anything.
At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves. No one produced anything. No one earned anything...
However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a Stimulus package works.
Clever Texans have implemented a new strategy to stop Californians from fleeing their terrible state and ruining Texas with the same policies. Sneaking up to Oklahoma in the middle of the night, brave defenders of the Lone Star State installed "Welcome to Texas" signs atop the "Welcome to Oklahoma" signs surrounding Texas's neighbor.
Californians, whose minds have been slowed from years of marijuana, sushi, and the patchouli of hippies, won't be smart enough to notice the difference and will settle down in Oklahoma, not realizing they moved to the wrong state.
"It's the perfect plan," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. "While I don't condone vandalism or vigilantism, we must sometimes take desperate measures to ensure dumb Californians don't keep coming here and destroying everything."
Oklahomans, annoyed by their new Californian neighbors constantly saying "dude" and "bro," have hatched a plot to move the Welcome to Texas signs to Nebraska.
NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
His commute was total panda-monium.
A man was caught on camera rollerblading naked down an eight-lane Ohio highway — wearing only a giant plush panda head.
The roller-streaker was seen zipping at a remarkably high speed while clutching a golf club on I-670 in Columbus Tuesday — irking drivers who honked and gawked.
“This dude’s on the freeway naked!” one stunned motorist can be heard saying as he shoots wild footage of the incident.
When the driver honks, the birthday-suited blader moves to the shoulder of the highway to let his car pass, the now-viral video shows.
The oddball’s identity wasn’t known as of Thursday, according to authorities, who told WTRF-TV that the naked guy’s choice of transit was their biggest concern.
IN A RELATED STORY...
On average, a panda feeds for approximately 12 hours a day.
Basically the same as an adult at home under quarantine, which is why
it's called a Pandemic!
Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our
Austin, Brad, and Kelly went to Vegas for a getaway.
Steve traveled down to sunny Florida for some work and
Dear Editor: Thanks
so much for hosting and staging another good season of
Pigskin Football. -Phil V
NOTE: Thanks for playing Phil. Hoping to do this again
Dear Editor: My husband
and I are retired, and having to quarantine with each
other is a strain. How are you doing?
NOTE: We actually had to quarantine from each other for most of January
with my positive Covid test, and part of February
after coming home from Vegas. Even though we were
separated by 1 floor, I'm sure I got on her nerves a
lot. One day, Margaret yelled from upstairs and asked,
"Kelly... Do you ever get a shooting pain across your body, like someone's got a voodoo doll of you and they're stabbing it?"
I was really concerned and shouted up "No!" She
yelled back down, "How about now?"
Dear Editor: During the pandemic, we eat mostly at
home. The wife is a vegan and cooks the same tofu things over and over
and over and over again. Any suggestions on how to change it up?
NOTE: Have you tried vegan cheeseburgers from 100% vegan eating cows?
I hear that might be an option. Really though... Don't be concerned with
the monotony of vegan foods. I
actually eat a salad everyday for dinner. Actually,
it is more of a fruit salad. Well, mostly grapes. Ok... All grapes. Fermented grapes. WINE. I got wine for
dinner as the main course.
Got a problem with that???
ED NOTE: I appreciate
you stopping by. I would like to hear your questions, comments, or editorials.
that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for
"The Food"! Readers, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to submit your
favorite recipe for inclusion in an upcoming issue.
This month we have a St.
Patrick's dishes and an Easter breakfast. Bon Appétit!
BEEF & CABBAGE An
Irish staple for St. Patty's Day
4 lbs corned beef
1 head cabbage
4 points of corned beef with boiling water in a
kettle and bring back to a boil. Cover and simmer
for 30 minutes. Drain, and cover with fresh
boiling water and simmer until the meat is tender.
DO NOT BOIL!
1 head cabbage into 8 wedges. About 15 minutes
before the beef is done, add the cabbage and
carrots. Continue cooking uncovered for the 15
minutes. Serve it hot with Kristen's smashed
potatoes and a little mustard on the side. Makes 8
The perfect side dish for St Patty’s Day Corned Beef
1 bag small potatoes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Boil unpeeled potatoes until fairly tender. Drain and pat off excess water from potatoes with paper towel.
Put potatoes on a cookie sheet lined with non stick foil. Use a glass or dish or something to smash the potatoes. Try and get all potatoes to be about 1/4-1/2” thick.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Add garlic salt & pepper to taste. Put in oven for 25 minutes or until browned and crispy.
Serve with ranch dressing. Yummy!
Easter Brunch -
What to do with all those hard boiled eggs?
Submitted by Kristen
12 Hard boiled eggs
3/4 cup Butter
3/4 cup Flour
6 cups Milk
Toast (12 pieces)
butter in a large sauce pan over medium
heat. Whisk in flour to make a roux and
cook for 10 minutes. Whisk in the milk and
bring to a simmer, whisking constantly.
Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 more
minutes, whisking occasionally. Season
with salt and pepper. Separate the egg
yolks and whites from the hard boiled
eggs. Chop the egg whites and stir into
the gravy. Grate the yolks with a cheese
grater and set aside. To serve, place
toasted bread on a plate, cover with gravy
and garnish with egg yolk.
sisters, Jane and Arlene are outside their
nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when
it starts to rain. Jane pulls out a condom, cuts
off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and
What in the hell is that?
Jane: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn't
Arlene: Where did you get it?
Jane: You can get them at any pharmacy.
next day, Arlene hobbles herself into the local
pharmacy and announces to the pharmacist that
she wants a box of condoms. The pharmacist,
obviously embarrassed, looks at her kind of
strangely (she is, after all, over 80 years of
age), but very delicately asks what size,
texture, brand of condom she prefers.
matter Sonny, as long as it fits on a Camel.'
PUPPIES by Olivia
I was home with my mommy and Gray. A lady brought 5 puppies to our house. It was so much fun, and then,
IT GOT CRAZY. They followed me everywhere and wanted to play! They wanted to jump on
my bed but couldn't jump that high. After a couple days, someone came and took 3 of them to their forever homes. Then 2 weeks later, someone took one more puppy home. We still have one more puppy who is looking for a forever home.
KIDS FUNNY OF THE DAY
did the zero say to the
Why don't you iron a 4-leaf clover?
A. You don't want to press your luck
Q. What do you get when you
cross poison ivy with a 4-leaf
A. A rash of good luck
NOTE: If you have a young writer who
wants to see their work on the McCarty
Metro, send it in an email to me
for inclusion in an upcoming issue.
You can submit videos by sending it to
me, send me a link, or uploading to YouTube and sending me the
info to email@example.com
& friends send Jenna
birthday wishes on her 16th birthday
Brad took a walk over to the
on their Vegas trip to record the fountain
Megan do a dance
to Tricky on Tik Tok
25 Years Later
and Shooter McGavin still have
a fierce rivalry 25 years after the movie
BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY
SINCE THE LAST EDITION
Don Sutton, 75, Hall of Fame baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers) and broadcaster, cancer.
Hank Aaron, 86, Hall of Fame baseball player (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Indianapolis Clowns) and civil rights activist.
Larry King, 87, Hall of Fame broadcaster (Larry King Live, Larry King Now, Politicking with Larry King).
Cloris Leachman, 94, Hall of Fame actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Last Picture Show, Young Frankenstein), Oscar winner (1971).
Cicely Tyson, 96, Hall of Fame actress (Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The Trip to Bountiful), Tony winner (2013).
John Chaney, 89, Hall of Fame college basketball coach (Cheyney State Wolves, Temple Owls).
Dustin Diamond, 44, actor (Saved by the Bell) and comedian, small-cell carcinoma.
Jim Weatherly, 77, Hall of Fame singer-songwriter ("Midnight Train to Georgia", "Neither One of Us", "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me").
Leon Spinks, 67, boxer, WBA and WBC heavyweight champion (1978), Olympic champion (1976), prostate cancer.
Butch Reed, 66, professional wrestler (Mid-South Wrestling, WWF) and football player (Kansas City Chiefs), complications from a heart attack.
George Shultz, 100, politician, Secretary of State (1982–1989), Secretary of the Treasury (1972–1974), Secretary of Labor (1969–1970).
Mary Wilson, 76, Hall of Fame singer (The Supremes).
Marty Schottenheimer, 77, football player (Buffalo Bills) and coach (Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs), complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Rush Limbaugh, 70, Hall of Fame conservative radio host (The Rush Limbaugh Show), author, and political commentator, lung cancer.
Sister Patricia McCarty, OP (William Francine)
cousin, Sister Patricia McCarty, formerly known as Sister William Francine McCarty, died on Friday, February 12, 2021, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 85 years of age and in the 66th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Patricia was born in Detroit to William and Frances (Brinker) McCarty. She graduated from Dominican High School in Detroit and received a bachelor’s degree in speech from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a master’s degree in drama/theater from Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Sister ministered for 15 years in elementary education in Des Moines, Iowa, and Loves Park and Riverdale, Illinois. She was Principal of Queen of Apostles School in Riverdale for three years. In addition, Sister served for five years in Congregation leadership in Hometown, Illinois, as Co-Provincial and Provincial Administrator.
In Michigan, Sister Patricia was campus minister and Director of Alumni Relations for 11 years at Mercy College (University of Detroit Mercy); Development Director for 11 years and Director of the Ministry Trust for two years for the Adrian Dominican Congregation; and Development Coordinator for one year for the Dominican Consultation Center in Detroit.
Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 2004. She was preceded in death by her parents
William and Francine, and her brother, William J. McCarty. She is survived by a sister, Kathleen Unti, an Adrian Dominican Associate, of Easton, Maryland; loving nieces and nephews; and her Adrian Dominican Sisters.
Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream.
The Vigil Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Funeral Word Service will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Prayers of Committal will be held in the back of St. Catherine Chapel.
Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.