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Monday, May 30, 2016

The Weber Grill

The Weber Grill

I purchased my first gas grill in 1982.  I purchased the bargain brand for about $120.  I purchased a new grill every other year as the bargain brand never lasted more than two years.

Thirteen years ago I received a new Weber Grill as a service award for thirty-five years of employment in my firm.  It has worked flawlessly ever since.  I have replaced a few parts for maybe $50 but otherwise it is always been a reliable grill.  It has an electric start that has not failed to fire up the burners on the first push even once in thirteen years.

Lately it has not been functioning perfectly, and though it works pretty well I recently purchased a new Weber Grill.  I am keeping the old grill for that one time a year when I am cooking both chicken and meat for a large group.

The ten grills I purchased previous to the Weber took hours and massive amounts of agida to assemble.  The old Weber took about 15 minutes.  The new Weber was not as simple.  Fortunately Mrs. Cranky loves assembly projects and actually follows directions to a tee.  With Mrs. C manning the directions and putting the grill together and me tightening screws, the new grill was assembled in about an hour.

I am looking forward to grilling my first steak on the new Weber which will in all probability be my last grill.

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Thank a Veteran if you can!

Saturday, May 28, 2016



It is time again for
Please keep Anthony Weiner off the controls!

This week’s stupid headlines and my stupider, sometimes sophomoric comments.  


The Fed has a chatterbox problem – So this is why Stephen Hayes suddenly went on a trip.

West Virginia officer arrested after having sex with a woman – I’ve heard some strange things about West Virginia, but I cannot believe it is illegal to have sex with a woman.

Medical experts warn of ‘dormant butt syndrome’ – Especially dangerous when it begins to rumble.
Pennsylvania man poured gasoline on smoking girlfriend – It is unclear if she was smoking, or smoking-hot, if she was smoking then she was both.
Living in a Town of Two – Two residents in Minowi Nebraska, town is facing it’s 27th run-off in the last mayoral election.  

Ironman sets world record after pulling double-decker bus with his hair – I got nothing.
Man attacked by snake that slithered up through his toilet – Go ahead, admit it, don't you look first for just this reason?

As Oberlin College activism flared, students pushed to banish grades below 'C' – Dang, if they did this when I was in school would have no grades at all.
Why Did Woman With The Giant Inflatable Penis Cross The Road? – Her friend Alice was on the other side and she wanted to see Alice.

96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman – Woman was glad 96 year old was not named Naval.

Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly,' Islamic council says - "A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods,"

I wonder what they consider “Lightly.”

Holy Cow! Runaway Bovine Drops From Sky, Damages House – After this, the homeowner says they plan…(should I? I’m sorry, I have to do it) to moo-ve.


Come back next week for more


Follow up to Ralph the Tomato…RIP Ralph
Mrs. C claims I didn’t follow directions, she will be trying a do over with Ralph II…stay tuned.