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My birthday: 48 Happy Memories upon turning 48

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

My birthday: 48 Happy Memories upon turning 48

I entered this world 48 years ago today on January 9, 1972. On my 48th birthday, here are 48 happy memories.

1.) Every moment I ever spent with my grandparents. They are gone now, but I had all four of them when I graduated college and three of them when I turned 30. I am blessed.

2.) January 9, 1977 — The Oakland Raiders won the Super Bowl on my fifth birthday. I saw the logo and became a Raider for life.

3.) August 15, 1980 — Smokey and the Bandit II came out. I saw the original and the sequel and became a lifelong fan of the Bandit and the Snowman.

4.) January 22, 1984 — The Raiders won their third Super Bowl. I still remember telling the kids at school the next day one simple message. “Just win baby!”

5.) January 21, 1985 — I had my Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish passage into manhood. My Orthodox Rabbi grandfather led the ceremony.

6.) July 13, 1990 — I watched Bill Murray in “Quick Change” for the first of over 100 times. This movie is true New York, and Murray remains a national hero.

7.) August 26, 1990 — I flew from New York to Los Angeles for college. I immediately fell in love with this city and never left.

8.) September 26, 1990 — I joined the campus radio station and developed my lifelong love of radio.

9.) May 10, 1992 — I wrote my first song. 70 more would follow.

10.) January 9, 1994 — The Raiders won a playoff game over arch rival Denver on my 22nd birthday. We all had a big party to celebrate afterward at 1950s Cafe Ed Debevic’s.

11.) June 14, 1994 — The New York Rangers won the NHL Stanley Cup and ended the 54 year curse.

12.) September 13, 1994 — I passed the Series 7 stockbroker’s exam. At that moment I was now a professional.

13.) June 1, 1997 — I saw my friend doing something on a computer that seemed different. He was in a chat room. It was my first time using the Internet.

14.) July 4, 1999 — My friends and I crashed an Independence Day party on the beach and escaped moments before police busted up the party.

15.) September 23, 1999 — I finally got my driver’s license. I never needed one before.

16.) December 31, 1999 — Ringing in the Millennium in Las Vegas.

17.) March 1, 2000 — I flew from Los Angeles to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2000. I still have my Calvin and Hobbes t-shirt, “Life is short. Party naked. Mardi Gras 2000.”

18.) February 13, 2003 — I watched the movie “Old School.” I will forever thank Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell and “The Godfather” Luke Wilson for inspiring me at age 31 to finally start going to Florida for Spring Break. Years of South Beach, Miami revelry ensued at the Clevelander and Ocean’s 10. 

19.) March 14, 2003 — I flew to Singapore and Thailand and got to experience five days of beauty in each country. I met the Jewish communities of both nations.

20.) November 4, 2003 — NFL Network was born. Finally, a television channel worth watching existed. 

21.) November 2, 2004 — Enjoying the 2004 election with my closest friends.

22.) February 12, 2006 — I flew from Los Angeles to Hawaii. I met the Jewish community of Honolulu and attended my first NFL Pro Bowl. I met ESPN’s Chris Berman.

23.) April 28, 2006 — I flew from Los Angeles to New York and went to Radio City Music Hall. For the first time, I got to attend the NFL Draft and meet a bunch of great football heroes. 

24.) August 4, 2006 — I flew from Los Angeles to Ohio and drove to Canton. I visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame, saw the induction ceremony featuring John Madden, and attended the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.

25.) March 11, 2007 — I Started a blog called the Tygrrrr Express. That column somehow turned into five books and a national speaking career.

26.) September 11, 2007 — On the sixth anniversary of the attacks, I flew from Los Angeles to New York and then drove to Great Adventure in New Jersey. I attended Sean Hannity’s Feedom Concert and saw New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani light up the crowd.

27.) October 17, 2007 — I joined Facebook. Between that and Twitter, I have met many good people, increased book sales, and built my business.

28.) February 2, 2008 — I flew from Los Angeles to Phoenix and attended my first Super Bowl. The New York Giants shocked the previously unbeaten New England Patriots.

29.) March 30, 2008 — My friend adopted a child from Guatemala. On this day “the boy” turned one. Being “Unca Eric” is the best job in the world.

30.) May 13, 2008 — I flew from Los Angeles to Washington, DC. I attended the Republican Jewish Coalition Leadership Conference and met Dr. Charles Krauthammer.

31.) August 6, 2008 — I flew from Los Angeles to Israel and spent a week in the Holy Land.

32.) August 30, 2008 — I flew from Los Angeles to Minneapolis for my first Republican Convention. For a week, friends and I slept in a sports bar. It was like being Norm Peterson from “Cheers.”

33.) April 5, 2009 — My first book “Ideological Bigotry” was published.

34.) September 1, 2009 — I left Wall Street after 15 years and began my career as a full-time professional speaker.

35.) November 11, 2009 — I flew from Los Angeles to Galveston and spoke at the Texas Federation of Republican Women Convention. I made TFRW and other lifelong friends in the Lone Star State.

36.) March 11, 2010 — I flew from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City to speak at the National Federation of Republican Women Spring Conference. That launched me nationally since the NFRW run the world.

37.) May 1, 2011 — In Aiken, South Carolina, I saw the news that Osama bin Laden was killed. That night I told my very best political joke. “Osama bin Laden is now burning underground with 72 Helen Thomases.” It was the bookend to my very first political joke. “Never rely on a Palestinian GPS tracker. I took one wrong turn, ended up at a cemetery, and a sinister voice said, ‘You have reached your final destination!’ I got so angry I threw the thing out the window, which was good because 5 seconds later it exploded.”

38.) February 9, 2013 — I met Vice President Dick Cheney and spoke in front of him at a dinner.

39.) September 25, 2013 — I spoke to a Tea Party group in Hays, Kansas. At that moment, I had officially spoken in all 50 states.

40.) November 4, 2014 — I spoke at an election night party in New Jersey.

41.) March 20, 2015 — After writing four political comedy books, I finished my first religious comedy book “Jewish Lunacy.” This allowed me to move beyond political speaking into religious speaking.

42.) May 12, 2015 — I met President George W. Bush and shook his hand.

43.) November 8, 2016 — Enjoyed a raucous election night party in Raleigh, North Carolina.

44.) December 31, 2016 — New Year’s Eve with the friends who matter most to me.

45.) Any woman whoever let me play with her yummy bouncies or at least was nice enough to send me pictures of them.

46.) January 9, 2018 — On my 46th birthday, the return of Chucky as Jon Gruden returns to the Black Hole to rejoin the Raiders. Like me, Gruden has unfinished business.

47.) November 9, 2018 — I met Angela Lansbury in Beverly Hills and got my picture taken with her. She remains one of the most talented people in the history of entertainment. 

48.) 2019 was the year I branch out beyond books and into t-shirts. I started with 2 or 3 designs in 2017 and 2018. By the end of 2019 I had 49 mostly original t-shirt designs. My best seller remains “Stop judging women by their tops. #BackSidesMatter!”

I would like to thank my parents for raising me right and Angela Lansbury’s JB Fletcher of “Murder, She Wrote” for catching murderers and making the world safer.

Anything I could possibly wish for has already been granted.

eric @ Tygrrrr Express

Hanukkah 2018 Night 6: Pearl Harbor Remembered

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Happy 2018 Night 6: Pearl Harbor Remembered

As a proud American and a proud Jew, I honor those who saved both America and Judaism. The Maccabees won a righteous war and preserved the Jewish way of life. The World War II generation won a righteous war and preserved the American way of life. From Hanukkah to Pearl Harbor, I thank God for those who preserved my freedom to be an American and a Jew. 

eric

Hanukkah 2018 Night 0: The Festival of Lights Prequel

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Hanukkah 2018 Night 0: The Festival of Lights Prequel

Hanukkah 2018: The Festival of Lights begins Sunday at sundown

March 11, 2017 — The TYGRRRR EXPRESS turns 10

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

March 11, 2017 ‚ The TYGRRRR EXPRESS turns 10

“The beginning of the end of civilization”
Written on Sunday, March 11th, 2007

“While wondering why anyone in the world would care what I have to say, I realized this line of thinking was false modesty. Of course you care. You are here. My interests include sports, politics, and other alpha-male guy stuff.

I was once told that there was no original thought in this world, but since no one wishes to take the blame for my musings, I will take the credit.

For better or better, your entry into my online existence has now begun.

eric”

On that day, I created The TYGRRRR EXPRESS.

10 years later, I am still stunned at what it has become. It turned into a speaking career that has me on the road up to 300 days per year, spawned 5 books, and allowed me to speak in all 50 states and make lifelong friends.

Long after I am gone, many people will never remember who Eric Golub was. I hope that the words of the Tygrrrr Express live on. I hope that my ideas made you laugh and made you think.

To celebrate 10 years, I will be unveiling something new and unrelated in the coming days.

For now, I thank every person who ever cared what I ever had to say.

God bless you all, and God bless the hot mess that is the Tygrrrr Express!

eric @ Tygrrrr Express

240 decadent reasons to love America

Monday, July 4th, 2016

240 decadent reasons to love America

1980 Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team

1980s hard rock hair metal

2 Live Crew’s Banned in the USA

7-Eleven Big Gulps and Slurpees

ACDC’s You shook me, Thunderstruck, Moneytalks

Adam Sandler

Aerosmith

Airheads band The Lone Rangers

Al D’Amato’s singing

Alf

America the Beautiful sung by Ray Charles

American soldiers and veterans

Animaniacs

Anthony Clark

Bad Touch’s Discovery Channel

Batman: The Dark Knight

BB King and Lucille

Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia

Biff Henderson

Bill Cosby, Himself video

Bill Murray’s Quick Change

Bill of Rights

Bill the Cat

Billiards

Blue Collar Comedy Tour

Blue Bloods

_____________

Bluegrass Junction

Bounce houses

Bouncing 25 cent rubber balls

Boxing promoter Don King

Brooklyn

Bubblebaths for two

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck

Burgertime

Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise movies

Caddyshack

Capitalism

Capture the flag

Cards Against Humanity

Chabad Houses

Charitable people

Cheerleaders

Cheers’s Sam Mayday Malone and Norm Peterson

Cherry Lime Rickeys

Chocolate covered cherries

Chris Berman

Chris Gardner’s The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Noth’s Mike Logan

Chris Tucker singing Barry White

Coca-Cola

Coed touch football

Colorwar

Commando and pantsless Wednesdays (until HR intervened)

Conan O’Brien’s In the Year 2000

Corn Fritters

Cosmic Bowling

County Fairs

Dale Intimidator Earnhardt’s 1998 Daytona 500

Dana Carvey

Dann Florek’s Captain Donald Cragen

David Letterman’s Top Ten Lists

Dennis Farina

Desperate Housewives

Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo

Die Hard

DirecTV NFL Package

Dog-riding monkey

Donald Trump’s Apprentice

Doritos

Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda

Dr. Charles Krauthammer

Duck Dynasty

Ebay

Edible underthings

Entrepreneurship

ESPN

Eye of the tiger

Fireworks

Flavored massage oil

Founding Fathers

Fox News

Fraggle Rock

Freedom, liberty, right of dissent

Gaga (dodgeball using closed fist and cherry ball)

Game nights

Garlic knots

Gatorade dumping on coaches

George W. Bush picks up bullhorn

Glow sticks as fake cigars

Golden Corral

GPS trackers

Greg the Bunny

Hamburgers

Happy face emoticons

Harmonicas

Hawaii

Henny Youngman

Hot Chocolate’s You sexy thing (I believe in miracles)

Hot scantily clad women

Howard Stern

I once finger-(blanked) a hermit crab (whoever said that)

In n Out Burger

Independence Day BBQs

Instant messaging

Internet dating

Iphones

Italian ices

J. Geils Band’s Centerfold

Jack Nicholson’s Colonel Nathan R. Jessup

Jacuzzi romps

Jell-O

Jell-O wrestling

Jerry Orbach’s Lenny Briscoe

Jerry Reed’s Eastbound and Down

Jim Carrey’s Ace Ventura, Pet Detective

John Cougar Mellencamp’s Pink Houses and Hurts so good

John Facenda’s The Autumn Wind

John McEnroe’s tennis tantrums

Judaism celebrated in peace

Justice Scalia’s scathing dissents

Karl Rove’s whiteboard

Kazoos

KFC Popcorn Chicken

Kickball

Kim Kardashian’s bare bottom

King of the Hill

Kool-Aid

Kosher imitation bacon and crab

Krispy Kreme Donut Hamburgers

Laff-Olympics

Larry Hagman’s J.R. Ewing on Dallas

Las Vegas

Lee Greenwood’s God bless the USA and Bandit Express

Louisiana Cajun Cooking (Especially with Justin Wilson)

Lucky Charms

Madden Football

Magnum, P.I.

Mardi Gras, New Orleans

Mark Levin’s rants

Married with Children’s Al Bundy

Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing and Let’s get it on

Mascots

McDonalds

Meat and potatoes

Michael J. Fox’s Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties

Mills Lane yelling Let’s get it on

Miniature golf

Monopoly

Morris Day and the Time’s Jerk Out

Mountain Dew Code Red

MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch

Murder, She Wrote

Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

National Federation of Republican Women

National Football League

Neocons

New Years Eve noisemakers

New York Post front and back page

New York Stock Exchange opening and closing bells

NFL Films

NFL Network

Oakland Raiders

Old School with Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn

Overtime playoff hockey

Pajama parties

Peaceful transition of political power

Phil Hartman

Pizza

Political Conventions

Pool volleyball

Pringles

Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio

Q-Bert

Queen’s I want it all

Raider Nation

Rainbow Sherbert

Redeye with Greg Gutfeld

Republican Jewish Brunettes

Republican Party Animals

Riptide

Robin Williams

Ronald Reagan’s self-deprecating jokes 

Rudy Giuliani’s New York toughness

Run DMC

Rush Limbaugh

San Diego Wild Animal Park

Satellite TV

Save a horse, ride a cowboy

Scrabble

Sean Hannity’s Freedom Concerts

Seinfeld

Sexting

Sherman Hemsley’s George Jefferson

Sizzler

Sky high skyscrapers

Skype

Slim Jims

Snoopy’s Joe Cool

Snow football

Social networks for building businesses

South Beach, Miami

South Park

Spiderman

Sportsbars

Stock trading

Stratego

Strip chess

Stuart Scott

Sudoku

Summer camp

Super Soakers

Supply-side tax cuts

T-shirt originals

Taco Bell

Talk radio

Thanksgiving with John Madden

The Color of Money

The Counter Build Your Own Burger

The Expendables

The Frat Pack

The Honeymooners

The Muppets

The Onion

Tivo

Toby Keith’s Courtesy of the Red White and Blue

Train rides

Trampoline Dodgeball

Tygrrrr Express

USA Cartoon Express

Video Arcade Games

We’re not France

Weekend at Bernie’s

Western medicine

Whitesnake’s Here I go again video

Wifi on planes

XM Sirius Satellite Radio

Yoo-Hoo

Young Jewish Conservatives

Yummy bouncies and badonkadonks

ZZ Top’s Sleeping Bag and Sharp Dressed Man

5 years ago, Osama bin Laden got his 72 Helen Thomases

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

5 years ago, Osama bin Laden got his 72 Helen Thomases

http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/five-years-since-rob-oneill-killed-osama-bin-laden-62846/

eric

Hanukkah 2015 Night 2: Pearl Harbor

Monday, December 7th, 2015

On the second night of Hanukkah, I praise those who fought back from terror, be it JudahMaccabee, the USA after PearlHarbor, and all American soldiers and veterans  today.

Hawaii is part of our national fabric. Their strength during the toughest of times embodies the American spirit.

May God bless all of those who have fought for freedom from Hanukkah to Pearl Harbor to today.

eric

239 decadent reasons to love America

Monday, July 6th, 2015

There are plenty of serious reasons to love America.

https://www.facebook.com/eric.golub.5/posts/10155694654130401?notif_t=like

From 1776-2015, here are 239 decadent reasons to love America. God bless the USA.

eric

 

1980 Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Team
1980s hard rock hair metal
2 Live Crew’s Banned in the USA
7-Eleven Big Gulps and Slurpees
ACDC’s You shook me, Thunderstruck, Moneytalks
Adam Sandler
Aerosmith
Airheads band The Lone Rangers
Al D’Amato’s singing
Alf
America the Beautiful sung by Ray Charles
American soldiers and veterans
Animaniacs
Anthony Clark
Bad Touch’s Discovery Channel
Batman: The Dark Knight
BB King and Lucille
Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia
Biff Henderson
Bill Cosby, Himself video
Bill Murray’s Quick Change
Bill of Rights
Bill the Cat
Billiards
Blue Collar Comedy Tour
Bluegrass Junction
Bounce houses
Bouncing 25 cent rubber balls
Boxing promoter Don King
Brooklyn
Bubblebaths for two
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck
Burgertime
Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise movies
Caddyshack
Capitalism
Capture the flag
Cards Against Humanity
Chabad Houses
Charitable people
Cheerleaders
Cheers’s Sam Mayday Malone and Norm Peterson
Cherry Lime Rickeys
Chocolate covered cherries
Chris Berman
Chris Gardner’s The Pursuit of Happyness
Chris Noth’s Mike Logan
Chris Tucker singing Barry White
Coca-Cola
Coed touch football
Colorwar
Commando and pantsless Wednesdays (until HR intervened)
Conan O’Brien’s In the Year 2000
Corn Fritters
Cosmic Bowling
County Fairs
Dale Intimidator Earnhardt’s 1998 Daytona 500
Dana Carvey
Dann Florek’s Captain Donald Cragen
David Letterman’s Top Ten Lists
Dennis Farina
Desperate Housewives
Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo
Die Hard
DirecTV NFL Package
Dog-riding monkey
Donald Trump’s Apprentice
Doritos
Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda
Dr. Charles Krauthammer
Duck Dynasty
Ebay
Edible underthings
Entrepreneurship
ESPN
Eye of the tiger
Fireworks
Flavored massage oil
Founding Fathers
Fox News
Fraggle Rock
Freedom, liberty, right of dissent
Gaga (dodgeball using closed fist and cherry ball)
Game nights
Garlic knots
Gatorade dumping on coaches
George W. Bush picks up bullhorn
Glow sticks as fake cigars
Golden Corral
GPS trackers
Greg the Bunny
Hamburgers
Happy face emoticons
Harmonicas
Hawaii
Henny Youngman
Hot Chocolate’s You sexy thing (I believe in miracles)
Hot scantily clad women
Howard Stern
I once finger-(blanked) a hermit crab (whoever said that)
In n Out Burger
Independence Day BBQs
Instant messaging
Internet dating
Iphones
Italian ices
J. Geils Band’s Centerfold
Jack Nicholson’s Colonel Nathan R. Jessup
Jacuzzi romps
Jell-O
Jell-O wrestling
Jerry Orbach’s Lenny Briscoe
Jerry Reed’s Eastbound and Down
Jim Carrey’s Ace Ventura, Pet Detective
John Cougar Mellencamp’s Pink Houses and Hurts so good
John Facenda’s The Autumn Wind
John McEnroe’s tennis tantrums
Judaism celebrated in peace
Justice Scalia’s scathing dissents
Karl Rove’s whiteboard
Kazoos
KFC Popcorn Chicken
Kickball
Kim Kardashian’s bare bottom
King of the Hill
Kool-Aid
Kosher imitation bacon and crab
Krispy Kreme Donut Hamburgers
Laff-Olympics
Larry Hagman’s J.R. Ewing on Dallas
Las Vegas
Lee Greenwood’s God bless the USA and Bandit Express
Louisiana Cajun Cooking (Especially with Justin Wilson)
Lucky Charms
Madden Football
Magnum, P.I.
Mardi Gras, New Orleans
Mark Levin’s rants
Married with Children’s Al Bundy
Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing and Let’s get it on
Mascots
McDonalds
Meat and potatoes
Michael J. Fox’s Alex P. Keaton on Family Ties
Mills Lane yelling Let’s get it on
Miniature golf
Monopoly
Morris Day and the Time’s Jerk Out
Mountain Dew Code Red
MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch
Murder, She Wrote
Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest
National Federation of Republican Women
National Football League
Neocons
New Years Eve noisemakers
New York Post front and back page
New York Stock Exchange opening and closing bells
NFL Films
NFL Network
Oakland Raiders
Old School with Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn
Overtime playoff hockey
Pajama parties
Peaceful transition of political power
Phil Hartman
Pizza
Political Conventions
Pool volleyball
Pringles
Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
Q-Bert
Queen’s I want it all
Raider Nation
Rainbow Sherbert
Redeye with Greg Gutfeld
Republican Jewish Brunettes
Republican Party Animals
Riptide
Robin Williams
Ronald Reagan’s self-deprecating jokes 
Rudy Giuliani’s New York toughness
Run DMC
Rush Limbaugh
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Satellite TV
Save a horse, ride a cowboy
Scrabble
Sean Hannity’s Freedom Concerts
Seinfeld
Sexting
Sherman Hemsley’s George Jefferson
Sizzler
Sky high skyscrapers
Skype
Slim Jims
Snoopy’s Joe Cool
Snow football
Social networks for building businesses
South Beach, Miami
South Park
Spiderman
Sportsbars
Stock trading
Stratego
Strip chess
Stuart Scott
Sudoku
Summer camp
Super Soakers
Supply-side tax cuts
T-shirt originals
Taco Bell
Talk radio
Thanksgiving with John Madden
The Color of Money
The Counter Build Your Own Burger
The Expendables
The Frat Pack
The Honeymooners
The Muppets
The Onion
Tivo
Toby Keith’s Courtesy of the Red White and Blue
Train rides
Trampoline Dodgeball
Tygrrrr Express
USA Cartoon Express
Video Arcade Games
We’re not France
Weekend at Bernie’s
Western medicine
Whitesnake’s Here I go again video
Wifi on planes
XM Sirius Satellite Radio
Yoo-Hoo
Young Jewish Conservatives
Yummy bouncies and badonkadonks
ZZ Top’s Sleeping Bag and Sharp Dressed Man

3/11/15–The TYGRRRR EXPRESS Turns 8

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Happy birthday T.E.

Happy birthday T.E.

Happy birthday Tygrrrr Express

Happy birthday T.E.

Today the Tygrrrr Express turns 8 years old.

Here was my first post from March 11, 2007.

https://tygrrrrexpress.com/2007/03/the-beginning-of-the-end-of-civilization/

Since then I have published 3 books, “Ideological Bigotry,” “Ideological Violence” and “Ideological Idiocy.” I have spoken in all 50 states.

My 4th book was just completed today, making this a great anniversary. “Jewish Lunacy” will be available in a couple weeks.

My 5th book, “Ideological Lunacy,” will be out in a few weeks.

To every person who has helped turn the Tygrrrr Express from a blog to a national industry, thank you so very much.

Back to work. Hineni. Here I am. Republican, Jewish and proud.

In a streak of black lightning, called the Tygrrrr Express.

On to the next adventure.

eric

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

I thank almighty God for creating the USA, NFL, & Republican Jewish brunettes jiggling like jello on my Thanksgiving turkey plate.

Happy Thanskgiving all!

eric