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Saturday Morning Cartoons…I miss you.

For the past 45 minutes my family and I have been watching intro’s to the Saturday morning cartoons I watched when I was growing up. I think my wife was the first one to talk about the Gummi Bears and we went from there. We sang what we could remember from the theme song and then I went to YouTube to find the intro. After watching it and seeing the look on my 7 year olds face I had to play more. I felt like a little kid again watching these intro’s and it took me back. I remember waking up early as all hell with my little brother, before my sisters were born of course, and getting a box of cereal and a gallon of milk and turning on the tube to watch some cartoons. I remember we would destroy the box of Honey Combs, Pacman, Captain Crunch or Smurf cereal and almost the entire gallon of milk. If we didn’t want cereal we would snag a box of honey grahams or Oreo’s and we were set for the morning. Did my parents care? Hell no! They got to sleep in and now that I’m a parent I understand that sleep is a lot better. This is especially true now because the Saturday morning cartoons blow!

I have been up a few times and watched cartoons with my boy and it’s not the same. They have revamped Sonic the Hedgehog and the bad guy who looks exactly like Dr. Robotnik is actually named Dr. Eggman. At first I was baffled and told Logan this was not Dr. Eggman, it was Robotnik and a few weeks later he schooled me on it.

“Hey dad, you remember Dr. Eggman?”

“Umm…you mean Robotnik?”

“Uh…yeah well it’s not Robotnik. You want to know why?”

“Sure buddy, tell me what you know.”

“Well, last week on the show they said that Robotnik is Eggman’s grandfather. So…”

Yep! That’s right, I got schooled by my kid. It’s all good though, at least he knows about Robotnik…umm let’s move on shall we. They also have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but they’re many many years into the future and it’s just odd. Dragon Ball Z is still cool but everything else blows! Bring back The Gummi Bears, Shirt Tales, Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, Talespin, The Wuzzles, Snorks, Muppet Babies, Heathcliff, and all the other badass cartoons that I had growing up. Bring back the early Nickelodeon which was actually Pinwheel. After morning cartoons on Saturday it was on to Pinwheel where one could watch Mr. Wizard and You Can’t Do That On Television. Then when I got a little older and Pinwheel turned into Nickelodeon we had Snick on Saturday nights where one could watch “Are You Afraid of The Dark?”

I could go on and on and on but there are way too many to mention here. If I did I would have to dip into the Disney Channel with Kids Incorporated and Good Morning Ms. Bliss, which turned into an NBC hit and renamed “Saved By The Bell”. Anyway, I just wanted to write about this since we spent so much time looking at video’s on all these cartoons. We had the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons and now our kids have crap. I believe there is a channel called Boomerang that has all the old shows but it’s not the same. If anyone can remember any other cartoons let me know! Cheers!


Within the Trenches Ep 157


Ep 157 features Tracy Eldridge, 9-1-1 Operations Lead for RapidSOS. This episode was recorded live at the 2017 IPSTA conference at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. In this episode Tracy shares her 9-1-1 dispatch story, her realization of having PTSD, dealing with it and her transition from the dispatch center to becoming an Industry Partner with RapidSOS. This is a must listen so please check it out and share.

If there are any questions for Tracy regarding her training or PTSD advice please email her at

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Episode topics –

  • Tracy’s 9-1-1 story
  • A call with Lexi
  • Battling PTSD
  • Dispatch Training
  • A transition to RapidSOS

Within the Trenches Ep 155


Ep 155 features Dee, a dispatcher out of the city of Rockport, Texas. In this episode Dee shares her 9-1-1 story as well as what it was like to work in dispatch during Hurricane Harvey. Rockport was ground zero for this hurricane and her story is an amazing one. From the city running out of resources to no cell service for weeks, Dee, along with her crew and those on the road worked hard. But what if you have to tell someone no to a request for help? In dispatch you don’t tell people no but in this situation…there is no other option.

This is a must listen. To Dee, her crew, those out on the road and the TERT team that came out to assist, thank you for what you do and thank you for sharing this story. As always, if you have any comments, questions or you would like to be a guest on the show send an email to

CNN Report on Hurricane Harvey

Episode topics –

  • Dee’s 9-1-1 story
  • Hurricane Harvey

Within the Trenches Ep 156

This episode is brought to you by Dispatch In Depth–a new podcast for emergency dispatchers. If you like Within The Trenches, you’re gonna want to check it out. Dispatch In Depth takes you deep into the why and how of emergency dispatching. It’s produced by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch and hosted by Isabel Gardett, the Director of Academics at IAED. Each episode features an interview with experts in the field including researchers, dispatchers, responders and public safety officials—who talk about the work they’re doing to make emergency dispatching as safe and effective as possible. I’ve listened to each episode and they are educational and entertaining. Would you believe that levels of evidence for example on CPR protocols can be decided on with the help of animal studies? Pig studies led to the new compressions only that showed better outcomes in pigs. These studies can be compared to humans but, I don’t want to give away anymore. It’s something you have to listen to. The episode is Cardiac Arrested Development, just one of many great episodes of Dispatch In Depth available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and Soundcloud.
Halloween. It’s probably my favorite time of the year. I love to be scared. The horror genre is my favorite. According to the free encyclopedia, Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve is a celebration observed in a number of countries on the 31st of October. It begins the 3 day observance of Allhallowwide, the time of the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed.
Others see it as a time for carving pumpkins with scary faces, trick or treating, goblins, ghost stories and haunted houses. During my time in dispatch I took all kinds of horrific calls from listening to someone as they took their last breath to someone finding a loved one hung in their home. They stick with me and will forever be embedded in my memory but two calls fall under the unusual and well…paranormal.
This is Within the Trenches Ep 156…
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Episode topics –
  • Story 1 – The suspicious 2
  • Story 2 – The Yellow Motel & Al Capone
  • Story 3 – Home is where the ghosts are

EcoBuns & Jabber Log Present: The Share A Story Giveaway!

Hello folks and welcome to the second collaboration between EcoBuns and Jabber Log. It’s been some time since the first but we’re back with another giveaway! So what’s up for grabs this time? Well as you can see from the image here, it’s a brand new GroVia print and the best part is that it’s not even in stores yet. Yep, that’s right, you will have a chance to win this superb looking print and be the envy of the cloth world before it hits stores in mid April. So, you’re probably asking yourself,

“Well what do I have to do?”

Well folks, the contest is titled, “The Share A Story Giveaway”. Why share a story? Well, recently I wrote a post on Diaper Wars that followed my cloth adventure to the state of Florida. After writing this post I decided to share it with EcoBuns. From there it was shared with fans and then I was amazed and honored when I found out that GroVia had also shared my post. This caused a frenzy of views on my blog and none of it would have been possible without a “share” from everyone. So sticking with the same formula, we have decided to base this contest around sharing stories. Ok, so now that I have explained the concept let’s get to the specifics.

— How to enter The Share A Story Giveaway —

1. Like Jabber Log on Facebook and post “complete” on the wall or something to that effect.

2. Like EcoBuns on Facebook and post “complete” on the wall or something to that effect, however, if you are already a fan then please subscribe to Jabber Log on WordPress. (There is a sign up button on the left side of the main page.)

3. Last but not least, you will comment to this post and share a funny story.

Now, you’re probably wondering if the funny story can be about anything but what we’re looking for is a funny story that involves a unique diaper change. For example, the story about my wife and I changing our daughters diaper at Legoland, in public, and while she was feeding. The contest will begin at the time of this posting and will go until midnight of 03/28/12. As for a limit, there is no limit to how many stories you can post as long as they are in by the deadline. On Wednesday the 28th we will go through all the stories and narrow them down to four finalists. After those have been chosen we will post them on Jabber Log where everyone can vote on the best one. This will hopefully be done by the end of Wednesday so that everyone can get in on the voting. On Saturday the 31st the polls will be closed and a winner will be chosen by the highest number of votes it received. This is meant to be fun so dig deep into your memory banks and bust out some funny diaper change stories. We look forward to reading them and may the cloth be with you.

Disclaimer: In no way, shape, or form is Facebook or GroVia directly affiliated with this contest. Also, if your story is chosen as winner and you live in Canada you will be required to pay shipping costs.

Within the Trenches Ep 158

Episode 158 features Kim Turner, Communications Manager for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in California. She’s also the President of Kim Turner LLC. In this episode Kim tells her 9-1-1 story from dispatch to a police officer and back to run a dispatch center. She shares her experience with a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury and how dispatch saved her life. She also shares stories from two major incidents in and around her county.

This is a must listen! As always if you have any comments, questions or you want to be a guest on the show, send an email to


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San Bernardino County Terrorist Attack –

Episode topics –

  • Kim’s 9-1-1 story
  • How 9-1-1 dispatch saved her life
  • The Christopher Dorner incident
  • San Bernardino County Terrorist Attack
  • And more…
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