February 2007

Anna Nicole Smith born Vickie Lynn Hogan November 28, 1967. Houston Police arrest photo for DUI and former occupation at Jim’s Krispy Fried Chicken in Mexia, Texas.

Billy Wayne Smith married Anna April 4, 1985. Divorced 1987.


Jim’s Krispy Fried Chicken

312 E Milam St
Mexia, TX 76667


Jim’s Krispy Fried Chicken
I am an entrepenuer from MALAYSIA and I came to Texas 3 years ago for a business trip. I was so hungry on the second day I was there as I did not have anything to eat the other night. It was around 3pm when I saw Jim’s Krispy Fried Chicken while walking around my hotel area. It’s location is very strategic, right in the heart of Houston, only 200feet from the Sherattan Cowboy Motel (cheap shack where I bunked in for a week)and only 20km southwest from Beyonce Knowle’s family farm. The moment I stepped in the diner, it might look like an average next-door kind of eatery. But once I flipped through the menu and smell the sweet aroma from the kitchen, I was hooked like Clinton and Lewinsky! I ordered the Spicy Curry Chicken Soup for starters and oh my, did that get my stomach burning for more! My main dish on that day was the Ice Cold Special which is basically deep fried spring chicken which is soaked into a bucket of ice cold Budweiser Beer and served with fries which are steamed and simmered with a lil’ pinch of Irish Coffee. That woke me up like a classic American nvasion of the Middle East. For my dessert, I had the ultimate diabetes inviting, lung cancer coated piece of cake ever in the history of ankind (Mick Foley). It is called the “Killing Machine” and I believe there isn’t a name more appropriate than that. Damn, that stuff really drove me nuts!!! After that day, I went and had my three meals a day at that simple but special diner for a week which will forever stay fresh in my mind, heart and in my soul! HIGHLY RECCOMENDED! God Bless Jim’s Krispy Fried Chicken!!!!!!!! [15 Apr 2004 10:23:13]

Food: **** Service: * Ambiance: * Overall: *****
Recommended Dishes: Tango Chicky Loco, Fiery Flamed Chicken Ribs, Bush Atomic Chicken Attack Combo.

­John Bon-Bon Jovial

They do chicken right
A restaurant full of old people usually scares me off (they can’t taste anything anyway) but don’t let them run you away from Jim’s. Their chicken (and catfish) is Krispy with a capital ‘k’ because it isn’t greasy and heavy. And they serve respectable if uninspired sides, including (reconstituted) mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls (or were they biscuits?), cole slaw, potato salad, hush puppies, and fries. I can’t vouch for the drinks because we didn’t get any, but I did get a huge styrofoam container of food from their to-go window (Jim’s also has an enclosed dine-in area): two pieces of catfish, a mound of fries — not as Krispy as the catfish, unfortunately — two hush puppies, and coleslaw for under $5. That’s what we in San Francisco call some good cheap eats. [10 Jan 2004 17:33:22]

Food: *** Service: **** Ambiance: *** Overall: ***
Recommended Dishes: fried chicken, catfish



“Everybody Is Up To Something.” sm

Larry Birkhead and Kato KaelinLarry Birkhead and Kato Kaelin

Hmmm… You decide.

“Everybody Is Up To Something.” sm

In Theaters Now, A Larry Seidlin Film, Starring All The Usual Suspects…

“Everybody Is Up To Something.” sm

Sooner than later,
they grow out of it.

“Everybody Is Up To Something.” sm

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Whoppi Goldberg as Celie used that line in the Color Purple, and for sure she wasn’t the first nor will be the last. The beleaguered big US carmakers ought to take a lesson from their own lessons. Heck, General Motors and Ford’s problems today are pretty much the same as they were some 61 years ago – high labor costs and lower productivity.

It was not happy days at GM in the winter of 1945-46. The United Auto Workers union had just come into being shortly before the start of World War II, and wartime controls had regulated wage and price increases just like foreign competition is squeezing today. Hey, war or no war, business problems are business problems, then and now. The suits at GM were used to having their way and telling workers what to do and how to do it. (Anybody see anything new here?) So, GM came up with this movie which I am pleased to present for your viewing pleasure titled; “The Easier Way.”

Basically, the movie hypes efficiency to workers as a means to increasing profits. This is one great flick, I think, and the social commentary of 1946 is a real bonus to the entertainment value. The story goes like this; Bob and Marge invite Dick and Anne for dinner. Our host Bob, a dweebish engineer GM suit type just can’t manage to stop yapping about his “motion study” work project, and how, when applied to just anything, will make the world better for everybody. Even Marge begs him to quit before Dick and Anne show up, “Oh, Bob, not now!”. But no sooner than just after they walk through the door, Bob whips out this peg board thing like the golf tee game they still have at Denny’s, I think, to show off the ease of his pet “motion study.” He proceeds to con Dick to give it a go, and being the guest, what’s a Dick to do? Anyhow, Dick (a GM line foreman) starts out very skeptically over the whole thing, and after several bumbled tries, Bob insults him as being “about average,” and persuades him to do it another way. Sound familiar? Well, this is when I would have grabbed Anne and left, but no, Dick, being Dick, soon gets the hang of a quicker way of putting the pegs in the board. With all this fun happening, Marge and Anne can’t resist and want to party along with the doods. Soon, they are on it, chirping. “Oooh, that looks like fun.”

The whole ruse is, of course, tied to better production of cars and everyone just has a high old time doing dinner. In the end, Marge steals the show by wrapping her apron around Bob intimating he should find a better way to do the dishes. “Everybody Is Up To Something.” sm Enjoy, I did. Here’s the link to the show…


No Green Card? Get A Gold Card Instead! So much for the Patriot Act…

You’ve heard this before; “Bad Credit, No Credit, No Problem!” Dood, it’s true, thanks to Bank of America.

Report: Bank of America’s New Credit Card Targets Illegal Immigrants
Wednesday, February 14, 2007

NEW YORK — Bank of America Corp. has begun offering credit cards to customers without Social Security numbers, typically illegal immigrants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
In recent years, banks across the country have been offering checking accounts and even mortgages to the nation’s fast-growing ranks of undocumented immigrants, most of whom are Hispanic, the paper said, adding these immigrants generally have not been able to get major credit cards.
The new Bank of America card is open to people who lack both a Social Security number and a credit history, as long as they have held a checking account with the bank for three months without an overdraft, the Journal said. Bank of America tested the program last year at five branches in Los Angeles, and last week expanded it to 51 branches in Loas Angeles County, home to the largest concentration of illegal immigrants in the U.S., the Journal said.
A Bank of America spokesman was not immediately available to comment.

Credit challenged? Been a while since you stopped by the bank? Psst…they open at 9:00 AM. Kudos to Bank of America for using the easy way to follow the money.

“Everybody Is Up To Something.” sm

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