Ed Mead's Daily Meadisms

Ed Mead's Daily Meadisms

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Mead Matthews

Harmonsburg, PA

#1 Mar 6, 2009
This is a thread for posting some of the ridiculous statements from the daily column of Mr. Ed Mead (Ed Matthews). We call these comments "Meadisms."

Here's a nice little gem from today's Ed Mead/Ed Matthews column....

"One person who is looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to Erie's 8 Great Tuesdays concert on July 21 is Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority Director Ray Schreckengost, who is a big fan of that night's featured artist: Arlo Guthrie. Woody Guthrie, Arlo's father and himself and outstanding folk singer, died in 1967"

Geez, thanks Ed. I don't know how I could have possibly got through today without knowing that Ray Schreckengost is a fan of Arlo Guthrie! Gosh, I'm sure reading this has enhanced the life of every Erieite for the better.
Skeptic

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Mar 6, 2009
You need to relax. It's just a conversational column. I enjoy it.
Its Erie

Erie, PA

#3 Mar 6, 2009
Mead Matthews wrote:
This is a thread for posting some of the ridiculous statements from the daily column of Mr. Ed Mead (Ed Matthews). We call these comments "Meadisms."
Here's a nice little gem from today's Ed Mead/Ed Matthews column....
"One person who is looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to Erie's 8 Great Tuesdays concert on July 21 is Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority Director Ray Schreckengost , who is a big fan of that night's featured artist: Arlo Guthrie. Woody Guthrie, Arlo's father and himself and outstanding folk singer, died in 1967"
Geez, thanks Ed. I don't know how I could have possibly got through today without knowing that Ray Schreckengost is a fan of Arlo Guthrie! Gosh, I'm sure reading this has enhanced the life of every Erieite for the better.
That paper builds people up to tear them down later on..remember when Schreckengost got the DUI in the Port Authority's car? They couldn't use enough ink on it! "We always like to see people mess up so that we can write all about it..on our way though the Detroit Airport when our flight was delayed.."
Chandu

Hudson, OH

#4 Mar 6, 2009
Sorry Mead, you're wrong. Had you wrote, stopped in, emailed,or called Ed to say the same things about Guthrie that Mr Schreckengost told him then it would have been your name in the column.

You could have stopped by with a fish you caught or a deer you shot, a blue ribbon for your corn chowder, or a clipping about a grand-child's achievement. You'd be in the paper.

Why do you hate 'folksy'?
Mead Matthews wrote:
This is a thread for posting some of the ridiculous statements from the daily column of Mr. Ed Mead (Ed Matthews). We call these comments "Meadisms."
Here's a nice little gem from today's Ed Mead/Ed Matthews column....
"One person who is looking forward with a great deal of anticipation to Erie's 8 Great Tuesdays concert on July 21 is Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority Director Ray Schreckengost, who is a big fan of that night's featured artist: Arlo Guthrie. Woody Guthrie, Arlo's father and himself and outstanding folk singer, died in 1967"
Geez, thanks Ed. I don't know how I could have possibly got through today without knowing that Ray Schreckengost is a fan of Arlo Guthrie! Gosh, I'm sure reading this has enhanced the life of every Erieite for the better.
Mead Matthews

Harmonsburg, PA

#5 Jul 20, 2009
Another very useful piece of information was reported by Ed Mead in today's column. I honestly don't know what we'd do without this kind of stuff.

"At a cruise he hosted Thursday night, Nick Scott Sr. was persuaded to play the piano he has on his yacht. Nick is a fine piano player, so his playing was very well received. The yacht is easily recognized when it is cruising on the bay and the lake."

Does anyone here care that Nick Scott knows how to carry a tune on the piano? Do you care that Nick's yacht is "easily recognized" on the bay or the lake?

Thanks again, Ed.

That's such useful information that will improve the lives of many Erieites.
Reason

Canton, OH

#7 Jul 20, 2009
No, Mead's columns are not hard-hitting news, but they aren't meant to be that way either.

They're OK and sometimes interesting. Even though Mead's column is community-centric, it is more objective than MSNBC or Fox News could ever be.
Stu Pedaso

Girard, PA

#8 Jul 20, 2009
Thanks! I did not know that! Wild, wacky, wonderful stuff!
Mead Matthews wrote:
Another very useful piece of information was reported by Ed Mead in today's column. I honestly don't know what we'd do without this kind of stuff.
"At a cruise he hosted Thursday night, Nick Scott Sr. was persuaded to play the piano he has on his yacht. Nick is a fine piano player, so his playing was very well received. The yacht is easily recognized when it is cruising on the bay and the lake."
Does anyone here care that Nick Scott knows how to carry a tune on the piano? Do you care that Nick's yacht is "easily recognized" on the bay or the lake?
Thanks again, Ed.
That's such useful information that will improve the lives of many Erieites.
Cop on The Job

Union City, PA

#9 Jul 21, 2009
Ed Meade HA!!! Goof Ball in the side pocket. How old is he 95? Go write a story again about Hector's serving some tripe.
Observer1

Erie, PA

#10 Jul 21, 2009
Remember when he used to call things "ironical" in every column? It took years of ridicule to break him of that habit. Still, he's a pretty nice guy, and it's his paper, so he'll keep writing as long as he wants.
Shocked

Mason, OH

#11 Jul 21, 2009
Mead Matthews wrote:
Another very useful piece of information was reported by Ed Mead in today's column. I honestly don't know what we'd do without this kind of stuff.
"At a cruise he hosted Thursday night, Nick Scott Sr. was persuaded to play the piano he has on his yacht. Nick is a fine piano player, so his playing was very well received. The yacht is easily recognized when it is cruising on the bay and the lake."
Does anyone here care that Nick Scott knows how to carry a tune on the piano? Do you care that Nick's yacht is "easily recognized" on the bay or the lake?
Thanks again, Ed.
That's such useful information that will improve the lives of many Erieites.
I'm shocked that Ed didn't mention anywhere in his columns that Nick charges people for the boat rides he gives.

Since: Feb 09

Stow, OH

#12 Jul 21, 2009
Mead Matthews wrote:
Another very useful piece of information was reported by Ed Mead in today's column. I honestly don't know what we'd do without this kind of stuff.
"At a cruise he hosted Thursday night, Nick Scott Sr. was persuaded to play the piano he has on his yacht. Nick is a fine piano player, so his playing was very well received. The yacht is easily recognized when it is cruising on the bay and the lake."
Does anyone here care that Nick Scott knows how to carry a tune on the piano? Do you care that Nick's yacht is "easily recognized" on the bay or the lake?
Thanks again, Ed.
That's such useful information that will improve the lives of many Erieites.
Ya know what's nice about life today? It's that we have an abundance of choices to pick from. If I don't care for a column, I read something else and don't have a meltdown because of the column I didn't care to finish. Give it a try, pal.

What's the real problem, didn't the old man include your name in the birthday section back on April 1?
Really

Erie, PA

#14 Jul 21, 2009
Nick is a very accomplished piano player and overall, quite a nice man. He gets a great deal of criticism, but he's very kind and also generous. He doesn't tout that and perhaps that's why he's perceived as being an evil, rich, corporate greed-meister. But there is another very generous side that few see. Unfortunate for them, but I suspect those who hate him wouldn't believe it anyway.
Stu Pedaso

Girard, PA

#15 Jul 21, 2009
Hold out your hat and I'll drop a deuce in it. From a side, by the way, that's generous and few see.
Really wrote:
Nick is a very accomplished piano player and overall, quite a nice man. He gets a great deal of criticism, but he's very kind and also generous. He doesn't tout that and perhaps that's why he's perceived as being an evil, rich, corporate greed-meister. But there is another very generous side that few see. Unfortunate for them, but I suspect those who hate him wouldn't believe it anyway.

Since: Feb 09

Stow, OH

#16 Jul 21, 2009
runaway slave wrote:
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I apply your logic to your sputum and drivel the majority of the time... this response is just to let you know that you do occasionally contribute something of value. keep working at it.
Wow. I'm going to run right out now to Michael's and have your post framed and put up on the wall ABOVE my degrees. I won't even use the 50% off coupon.
Really

Erie, PA

#17 Jul 21, 2009
Stu Pedaso wrote:
Hold out your hat and I'll drop a deuce in it. From a side, by the way, that's generous and few see.
<quoted text>
What on earth is this supposed to mean? Are you drinking? Do you know Nick? I doubt you do.
Amon E Mouse

United States

#18 Jul 21, 2009
Don't knock Ed Mead...he's old and senile. His writing is just like the Erie Times he owns. Out of touch.

Since: Feb 09

Stow, OH

#20 Jul 21, 2009
runaway slave wrote:
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i guess that will be at waist level ...and above the urinal i hope. don't fall out of your wheel chair in the process. I din't know you measured your ignorance by degrees... cool.
But I do measure your ignorance by the (lack of) depth or originality in your posts and responses. Wow. The balloon is about to burst. One more of your patented responses, c'mon, you can do it. Aim that squirt gun and pop that balloon.
Serpico Persico

Harrisburg, PA

#22 Mar 17, 2013
Best wishes to Ed for recovering from a fall recently. Gotta admire his grit and spunk. Even so, his strange use of the word 'WE' in his regular column is still classic! This is from his first column back:

"Now where were WE before WE were so rudely interrupted? WE had quite an experience starting Jan. 2 when WE fell and broke a hip. Surgery by Dr. Tom Fessler followed and then a 60-day convalescence at St. Mary's West. It was good to finally return home, and WE are now getting back to the way it was.... WE enjoyed seeing friends like John McLaughlin, Bob Brabender, Joe Cyterski, Jim Cox and others who reside at St. Mary's. The care is first-rate there and, because the place is nice and warm, WE did not miss being outside in Erie's freezing cold and snow. Many nursing homes even allow your dog to visit.... One thing WE missed in recent weeks was the opportunity to pay our last respects to friends who died. WE would have ordinarily done this."

ROFL......Still Hillarious!!!!

http://www.goerie.com/article/20130310/OPINIO...
LeeeeeeeeRoy

Bowling Green, OH

#23 Mar 17, 2013
WHEEEEEEEE.......Pour me another!
snag

Erie, PA

#24 Mar 17, 2013
paper is so left wing, they should start to have the page open to the left!

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