Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #5 – The Beast!

Last month, the President and Vice-President visited the Toledo area. I was part of a detail of law enforcement officers that helped with the motorcades. As a way of saying “thanks” the Secret Service invited all officers involved to come out the night before the visit to see The Beast! For those of you not

Martial History #2: Jhoon Rhee

I was originally I was planning on continuing with some additional interesting tidbits about Judo. (Like how it influenced Sherlock Holmes!) But I realized with belt graduation coming this Saturday, this is a great time to talk about Jhoon Rhee.   Jhoon Rhee was born in South Korea in 1932 and began training in Tang

Martial History #1: Judo

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny Originally in the newsletter I had a series of articles published as “totally useless facts.” And there are quite a few of those around this blog. However, some of those articles I have renamed “Martial History” simply because I think the history of the martial arts (while perhaps “useless”

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #4

  Seeing that Mr. Penny is full of completely useless information, we thought we would share some useless-but-possibly-interesting tidbits here.   Did You Know: Police Tires  You may know that police cruisers, whether they be Cars, SUV’s, Trucks, or Crossovers, have various modifications to them.  As Elwood Blues described his “Blues-mobile” (‘74 Dodge Monaco) in

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #3

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny  Seeing that Mr. Penny is full of completely useless information, we thought we would share some useless-but-possibly-interesting tidbits here.  Did You Know: Cowboy Boots  To some, cowboy boots may seem like an odd piece of clothing. It’s an usually tall boot, but it often has a pointed toe (almost

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #2

 Did you know that Mr. Penny is a veritable fountain of useless information? It’s true, he makes someone’s eyes glass over almost daily as he can’t help but recite worthless facts! We thought we would share some of those useless-but-possibly-interesting tidbits here.   Did You Know: Cowboy “Six Guns”… didn’t have six shots. The iconic

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #1

Did you know that Mr. Penny is a veritable fountain of useless information? It’s true, not a single Jeopardy-worthy bit of information has been in him since he swept the category of “Organic Chemistry” from an armchair back in ’94.  We thought we would share some of those useless-but-possibly-interesting tidbits here.   Did You Know: