January 25, 2011

Speaking of Jack LaLanne …

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 5:42 pm

As you all doubtless know, Jack LaLanne passed away last week. (Elisson did a nice post about Mr. LaLanne). My condolences to Mr. LaLanne’s family.

Mr. LaLanne had a long career, which included, among other things, pitching juicers on television. (Juicers are those widgets that grind up and squoosh fruits and vegetables, turning them into mondo-healthy juices, or so we were told.) His passing reminded me of my one-time foray into the world of “juicing.” I started to write about the experience, when I realized that I had written about it five years ago. Oy! I’ve been at this too long.

Anyway, I went back and re-read the post and liked it. So, I figure that those of you who have not been frequenting this place for five years might get a kick out of it. Hell, those of you who may have read it five years ago, might enjoy reading it again. I did.

Check out “Jimbo and da Juicer.”

Note: I had to update some links. Linked by Doug Ross. Thanks!


  1. Well, do you still have Da Juicer? Or did it go the way of the dodo years ago? OR did Mrs. Parkway decide it needed to be dumped instead of moved to the new house on the parkway south?

    I never did buy the whole “easy clean up” schtick. I know how kitchen crap works and it is never easy to clean. As for juice – after juicing oranges by hand and seeing the paltry results, the commercials about making all your own juice would make me giggle like mad.

    Of course, condolences to Mr. LaLane’s family. I keep wondering if it’s worth it to do all this exercise I do when both of my grandmothers lived to be 99 and their exercise consisted of housework… (in terms of amount of exercise I fall in between Mr. LaLane and my grandmothers… which means I either work too hard or not hard enough – take your pick).

    Comment by Teresa — January 25, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

  2. That Juicer post was an oldie but goodie… I laughed until juice came out my… (aw, never mind.)

    Comment by Elisson — January 27, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

  3. Yep, the old geezer lived 20 miles down the coast in Morro Bay. I need to go there a couple of times a month for provisions………..

    Comment by Brian "Proud to be a Veteran" — January 28, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

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