RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR MONDAY JULY 21ST, 2014

YES…I’M ALIVE….(hope you’re not disappointed…hee hee)

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It is so wonderful to be back….I am rested from my vacation…Had a terrific time…More on that coming up in just a bit!!!

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1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!!

Here is a nominee, and probably potential winner of the “DUH AWARD.”

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Hmmm…this is probably why my car SNAKES, I mean SHAKES when it goes down the road…..YUCK…

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and now for your pleasure…a little “shark humor.”

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and, obviously, this is MY SENSE OF HUMOR…..

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Love this one….

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This seems to make sense…..

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2. Our vacation to WALKER, MINNESOTA was INCREDIBLE!!!! We had four couples from our hometown of WARNER, SOUTH DAKOTA….We rented a five bedroom home on the beach, we had lots of quality time together outdoors, indoors, and by the fire……It was honestly, the PERFECT VACATION……Here are a few pictures of the great time…Obviously, the first couple of pics are my lovely bride and myself…..

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And here is one of our entire group outside of the home we rented…..

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We spent eight or nine days up there, depending on how you look at it….I AM SO RESTED…I AM SO PEACEFUL….I just hope this feeling sticks for awhile……

Not only were we there for our vacation, but we were also there for some GOOD OLD ROCK MUSIC……

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Here are the band that we saw……

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AND NOW…OUR GROUP’S CHOICE FOR BEST BAND OF THE WEEKEND? it was easy….

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“FOREIGNER” rocked the house…Man, they were AWESOME……Obviously, their original lead singer, LOU GRAMM is not with the band…But they have a young man named KELLY HANSON who is simply amazing…He sounds exactly like LOU GRAMM in LOU’S early days……Every song sounded like the record……And it was hit…after hit…after hit…after hit…after hit……

The only thing that made me sad about this show was that “FOREIGNER’S” creator and guitar player, MICK JONES didn’t come out on stage at first…..I was wondering why he wasn’t there, and then BOOM…he appeared…..It was announced that MICK is only working part time with the band because of serious health issues….I could see that…He was very very thin compared to the last time that we saw this awesome group….Nonetheless, they were INCREDIBLE!!!!

REO SPEEDWAGON rocked the house as well…..funny story…..REO lead singer and original member KEVIN CRONIN was singing a song, when all of sudden we say something fly our on the stage by him….He shouted “HOLY S@#$”, and then backed away from the microphone…We thought at first that he got a shock from the microphone or something…..After the song, he said the following words…..

“You guys are my friends, and I am your friend, and I believe in complete honestly…….Here’s the deal….There are no good dentists in Walker, Minnesota at 10pm on a Saturday night……”

HIS CROWN HAD COME OFF…..CROWN, OR BRIDGE…can’t remember which…But it was hilarious….I felt sorry for him, but, I had to remember that he’s in his sixties now….Things start falling apart…ha ha…….

MY BIGGEST SUPRISE OF THE CONCERTS?

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“BADFINGER” was there, with their original member JOEY MOLLAND…He is now 67, and sounded great!!!

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When I was young, I used to confuse “BADFINGER” songs with “BEATLES” songs…I thought that some of the BADFINGER songs were actually songs by the FAB FOUR, but I was wrong…..What is my favorite BADFINGER song? It’s easy….this one…….

Overall, an awesome vacation…..It fell together so easily, and went flawlessly…..We are definitely going again next year!!!!!!

3. OK…Everybody knows that I despise clowns….They have always freaked me out, and still do to this day…..When I was a kid, I used to almost cry when they came near me…..Well, it comes to nobody’s surprise that the clown “PENNYWISE” in the STEPHEN KING book and movie called “IT”, is a much hated clown to me……

With that said, PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ME THIS BIRTHDAY CAKE NEXT YEAR…..

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HORRIFYING!!!

4. There are many many creative people in this world….This person is one of them….Check out this guy’s “ceiling art” in a “smoking room.” I use the word “smoking” because of what the picture is about….THIS IS POWERFUL…..

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5. Oh, by the way, the WORST moment of the trip? Being out by the campfires at night, with these doggone things buzzing our heads……

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YEAH, BATS….

Apparently, the eat the mosquitos and other bugs that are in the air, but I don’t care…..They freaked us out……One night, one buzzed right over my wife’s head, and seconds later, right over my head, and we immediately were headed for the house……

On a sad note…….Three of our friends are now vampires………

6. We stopped in FARGO on the way up to WALKER a week ago to have dinner, and to mainly see our son MITCHELL…..All four couples were in FARGO and we decided to meet up for lunch at OLIVE GARDEN before we headed to our vacation destination…..It was rather painful for me to be in FARGO that particular day……Yes, I was pumped about being on our vacation and heading to our vacation home, but something was happening that day that almost drove me crazy…..

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That’s right, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was at the FARGODOME that night….I was so jealous….I have wanted to see him for decades!!! I guess I may have to try and see him at TARGET FIELD in MINNEAPOLIS in August…..yeah right….sorry…no money left after vacation…ha ha……

Some of my friends were at the concert and they said that PAUL was amazing…….He performed for almost three hours from what I hear……

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PAUL MCCARTNEY is now 72….Heck, I’m running out of time to see him!!!! Of course, again, he may outlive me!!!!

7. I was deeply saddened on the way home yesterday to hear that one of my favorite actors EVER had passed away….JAMES GARNER was 86 when he died on Saturday……..I have always been a huge fan of JAMES GARNER…….Good looking man, too……

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You probably remember him as “BRET MAVERICK”….

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He also came back and performed in the MEL GIBSON movie called “MAVERICK.”

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However, a large part of society knows JAMES GARNER as “JIM ROCKFORD.”

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My favorite movies of JAMES GARNER? Easy……

I thought he was top notch in “SPACE COWBOYS.”

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And, even though he had a major role in a minor appearance in this next movie, it is among my favorite…It was a Christian movie that I encourage EVERYBODY to watch!!! GREAT STORY MOVIE…

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Here is a photo of JAMES GARNER from the last few years……

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Thank you, MR. GARNER for decades of entertainment, and may you REST IN PEACE…..

8. We lost another great actress over the last week as well…..ELAINE STRITCH died at the age of 89….She has been a movie actress, TV star, and Broadway star for decades…..

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You probably remember her as ALEC BALDWIN’S Mother on a few episodes of “30 ROCK.”

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The lights of Broadway will be dimmed in her honor….A fitting tribute…….

9. THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT….On vacation, we went to a winery that was very mediocre……My friends stopped at a brewery that was really not very good….And we ate at a steakhouse that was some of the worst food I have ever had at a fine establishment…..I guess everything can’t be perfect, right?

10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A guy walks in for his interview.
The interviewer asks, “What’s the first thing you notice about me?”

The guy responds, “Why, You don’t have any ears.”

Interviewer: “Get out! Send in the next guy.”

2nd guy walks in for his interview.

The interviewer asks, “What’s the first thing you notice about me?”

The guy responds, “Why, You don’t have any ears.”

Interviewer: “Get out! Send in the next guy.”

This guy on the way out says to the 3rd guy “What ever you do, don’t say anything about his not having any ears – He’ll kick you right out.”

3rd guy walks in for his interview.

The interviewer asks, “What’s the first thing you notice about me?”

The guy looks at the interviewer intently for a few seconds and responds, “Why, you wear contact lenses don’t you.”

The interviewer says, “That’s impressive that you’re so observant. How could you tell I wear contact lenses?”

3rd guy “Because you don’t have any damn ears to hang glasses on.”

IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK!!! TALK TO YOU SOON!!!

JAY DEAN

TALK TO YA SOON!!!

THIS OLD BOY IS GOING ON VACATION…..

So sorry I haven’t written a blog in awhile….I am suffering from extreme burnout…..Working a full time job and taking care of three churches is taking it’s toll on me…..And, so, with that in mind, I will be gone for the next week or so….I will try to get a blog done after that…..

Thanks for sticking with me!!!

Jay Dean

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A BEAUTIFUL LADY!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD……She is the mother of millions of children, and has cared and nurtured all of them…..Who is it?

MOTHER FREEDOM…..

On this Fourth of July weekend, I hope you take some time to think about the freedoms we have….Freedoms that could be taken away at any given time…..

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The good old U.S. OF A. is by far, the greatest country in the world….God has richly blessed this country……..

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May God continue to bless the greatest country in the world!!!

Be safe, and enjoy your Fourth of July weekend!!!!

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RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY JULY 1ST, 2014

SERIOUSLY? JULY 1ST? where in the world has this year gone? But don’t worry…it’s almost Friday…OR IS IT?

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1. HERE WE GO……

Poor R2D2…I wondered what happened to him…hee hee

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And now today’s award for creative advertising…….

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Ummm….all signs point to “YES.”

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CRAZY BUGS….

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This one cracked me up…..

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And, a little “kitty cat” humor…..

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Now, if it was the music section……….

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2. Are you ready to see one of the funniest things you may ever see in a newspaper? This was in the Monday edition of the ABERDEEN AMERICAN NEWS….That is our hometown paper, for those of you who live a ways away…….Each Monday, they have a section called “GOOD FOR YOU”, plus they announce marriages and divorces….Well, today’s columns got a bit screwed up!!!

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Of course, for SOME of them, it MAY be good news……

3. SOUTH DAKOTA, YOU ARE ON THE CLOCK……..GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT…..

Kudos to NORTH DAKOTA for really stepping it up on your new license plates!!! I LOVE THEM!!!

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They are quite eye catching…..I don’t know if my home state of SOUTH DAKOTA is ready to update their plates, but I hope they are….AND THE PRESSURE IS ON…..There seems to be a lot of competition between “the Dakota’s”, and the license plate war may be heating up!!! (OK, that may be an exaggeration.)

4. Very seldom to I see a movie that I will pay TWICE to go see…..I saw one of those movies this past Sunday…..My gorgeous wife and I went to see “JERSEY BOYS.” This movie, of course, is the story of FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS……It’s based on the award winning play of the same name, and is directed by CLINT EASTWOOD…….

In a few words? OUTSTANDING….AWESOME….SPECTACULAR…….need I say more?

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I don’t profess to be a historian of FRANKIE VALLI, but I do know a lot about his career…..Obviously, I didn’t know much…..There were a few plots in this movie that blew me away….AND THE MUSIC IS INCREDIBLE!!!

I highly highly recommend you to see this….If you love the history of the classic bands, you will LOVE this……..

5. And, that brings us to MR. FRANKIE VALLI….Where is he now? let’s find out……By the way, my boys and I had the opportunity to see FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS a while back….They were incredible….FRANKIE could still belt out the tunes…..

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FRANKIE VALLI is still out performing, and just turned 80 years old in May….How about that? EIGHTY!!!

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6. IT’S MUSIC TIME!!!

By far, my favorite FOUR SEASONS song is “DAWN, GO AWAY.”

Here’s the classic that got it all started…”SHERRY.” Along with other great hits in a medley…..

7. SAD NEWS TO REPORT….Actor MESHACH TAYLOR has died at the age of 67 from cancer….He played the loveable ex-convict character ANTHONY BOUVIER on “DESIGNING WOMEN.”

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Here is MESACH TAYLOR in the last couple of years……

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8. PIZZA BIRTHDAY CAKE? YES PLEASE!!!

A note to my dear wife……Please look at your calendar and put a mark on next May 5th to get a PIZZA CAKE for your hubby….YUMMY….

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My mouth is watering…..

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9. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen. ‘Careful,’ he said, ‘CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my gosh! You’re cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my gosh! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They’re going to STICK! Careful. CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you’re cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don’t forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the! Salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!’ The wife stared at him. ‘What in the world is wrong with you?You think I don’t know how to fry a couple of eggs?’ The husband calmly replied, ‘I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I’m driving.’

OR HOW ABOUT THIS ONE?

A blonde decided she needed something new and different for a winter hobby. She went to the bookstore and bought every book she could find on ice fishing.
For weeks she read and studied, hoping to become an expert in the field. Finally she decided she knew enough and out she went for her first ice fishing trip. She carefully gathered up and packed all the tools and equipment needed for the excursion. Each piece of equipment had its own special place in her kit.
When she got to the ice, she found a quiet little area, placed her padded stool and carefully laid out her tools.
Just as she was about to make her first cut into the ice, a booming voice from the sky bellowed, “There are no fish under the ice!!”
Startled, the blonde grabbed up all her belongings, moved further along the ice, poured some hot chocolate from her thermos, and started to cut a new hole.
Again the voice from above bellowed, “There are no fish under the ice!!”
Amazed, the blonde was not quite sure what to do as this certainly was not covered in any of her books. She packed up her gear and moved to the far side of the ice. Once there, she stopped for a few moments to regain her calm. Then she was extremely careful to set everything up perfectly–tools in the right place, chair positioned just so. Just as she was about to cut this new hole, the voice came again.
“There are no fish under the ice!!”
Petrified, the blonde looked skyward and asked, “Is that You, Lord?”
The voice boomed back, “NO THIS IS THE MANAGER OF THE SKATING RINK!”

HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK MY FRIENDS….

JAY DEAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR FRIDAY JUNE 27TH, 2014

C’MON BABY….GET HERE…I NEED YOU BADLY……

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1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN…..

This one could be a redneck one….oh, who am I kidding…IT IS….

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Well, at least this cake is HONEST, if nothing else…..

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Hmmm…I didn’t know weather begins like this…..

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This one I COMPLETELY agree with……

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And finally…You know, I never thought about this perspective…..

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2. First, the Redskins….Now the Kansas City Chiefs…..seriously….When will it end? When will we not be such a lawsuit happy, touchy society? When will people realize that these team names are one of “honor” and “respect?”

3. CELEBRITY SIGHTING……

There was an event honoring the late FARRAH FAWCETT and her cancer awareness…….Check out these pictures of RYAN O’NEAL, JACLYN SMITH, and ALANA STEWART…..RYAN is now 73, JACLYN is an amazing 68, and ALANA is a fantastic 69……….JACLYN, by the way, was with FARRAH on “CHARLIE’S ANGELS.” RYAN, of course, was FARRAH’S man the last many years before her death…and ALANA is the former wife of GEORGE HAMILTON and ROD STEWART, and, obviously, is a model, among other careers…..

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4. CELEBRITY SIGHTING…PART TWO…..

There was a mini reunion of “THE FACTS OF LIFE” this week…..”MRS. GARRETT” teamed up with “BLAIR” for a little lunch….Of course, we’re talking about CHARLOTTE RAE and LISA WHELCHEL…..CHARLOTTE is now 88, and LISA is a gorgeous 51…..

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5. Every one of us have “pet peeves.” If you say you don’t, you’re lying…ha ha….. couple of mine have flared up this week, so I thought I’d share them with you……

*** talking on your phone while ordering food……I watched a lady this week stand by the counter of an outdoor eatery and talk the entire time she ordered…I could tell the waitress was getting edgy…..I was too, and I had already ordered….HOW RUDE…..

***twitter messages on my TV screen…….SERIOUSLY? I don’t give a crap what someone thinks of “THE PRICE IS RIGHT”, or how someone feels about a news story that is happening…Keep those stupid twitter messages off of the programming!!!! And, another thing….my ADHD kicks in, and I miss the entire program because I cannot concentrate…..

***filling up your car with gas and then gambling inside while your car sits at the pumps……..This one drove me crazy this week….Luckily there weren’t cars behind this bozo…..Ummm..here’s an idea…..Fill up, move your car up front and then gamble…….I think I need a vacation…Oh, wait…I DO…ha ha….

6. My son TYLER called me this week to let me know that our wedding anniversary is also “WORLD PENGUIN DAY.” He didn’t know what it meant, he just thought it was crazy….And so, I’m going to do this….On our next anniversary, I’m going to dress up in a black tux and waddle around all day long……..

7. If you know me well, you know that I am a HUGE MERLE HAGGARD fan…….And my third favorite song ever is “I’M A LONESOME FUGITIVE”, which comes right after “MANSION ON A HILL” by HANK WILLIAMS, SR. and “WALK THRU THIS WORLD WITH ME” by the legendary GEORGE JONES……

Well, there is a new tribute album out saluting MERLE HAGGARD….I was very leery of buying it, because it has a lot of new country stars that I don’t know, and you know by now what I think of a few of the current crop of new country stars…..Well, my third favorite song wasn’t bad….It was by a guy named JAMES WESLEY….Never heard of him, but his rendition of “I’M A LONESOME FUGITIVE” was pretty doggone good……..Here is the MERLE HAGGARD version and the JAMES WESLEY version…YOU BE THE JUDGE……

And here is the JAMES WESLEY version that I can’t stop playing on my I-POD….

8. I about laughed my butt off out walking with my wife the other night….I realized that I have been singing the WRONG LYRICS to this song since, like, 1970….ha ha……The first line says “I raised a lot of cane back in my younger days, but Mama used to pray my CROPS would fail.” CROPS….makes sense right? CANE…CROPS….Nope…not JAY….I always sang “PROPS”….like in Mama hoped that my actions would fail as I was being a troublemaker….Well, you learn something new every day……..

9. We are really weeding out the acting legends…..There are not many left from the “Golden Era” of TV shows and movies…..And, we lost another one this week…ELI WALLACH died at the age of 98….NINETY EIGHT….. This wonderful actor was in movies for over SIX DECADES…And, he acted with likes of CLARK GABLE, CLINT EASTWOOD, STEVE MCQUEEN, MARILYN MONROE, YUL BRYNNER and hundreds of others….Some of his great movies include “THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN,” “THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY,” “THE GODFATHER 3″, and most recently at the tender age of 94, ELI appeared in the 2010 movie “WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS….” See if you remember this legend…..

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Here is a fairly recent photo of ELI WALLACH…rest in peace, sir…..

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10. TYPICAL MAN….This is kind of funny….A man was in a vehicle rollover in LOS ANGELES, and was kind enough to take a picture in front of it, AS HIS WIFE LAID IN THE CAR….You can probably see her in this picture……….

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Someone here, who will remain nameless said, “obviously SHE was driving.” Okay, it was me….AND I WAS ONLY KIDDING….No cards and letters please…ha ha……The man needs to go to the store and find some pants that he can hike up a little more….They must have crashed because of the FLOOD that he was prepared for with his pants……..

11. Tomorrow will be a somber day for the friends of GILDA RADNER…The former “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” alum would have turned 68 tomorrow, had she not died of cancer back in 1989 at the age of only 42…WOW….. I thought that GILDA RADNER was one of the funniest on ‘SNL’ at that time, if not the actual funniest…..I loved her characters…..ROSEANNE ROSEANNADANNA…

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“EMILY LITELLA” who started out her rants with “what’s all this fuss I hear about…..”, and always ended her rant with “NEVER MIND.”

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And who can forget the nerdy woman with the nose that always ran…..LISA LOOPNER…who had funny encounters with BILL MURRAY’S character, “TODD LOOPNER.”

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And, as I mentioned in my blog recently, GILDA RADNER was married to GENE WILDER….

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GILDA RADNER brought a lot of the spotlight to cancer…..That was a very positive move on her part…..Here she is in her last year or two……

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12. I hope this guy can play like his Papa…..my beloved WASHINGTON REDSKINS, yes I said REDSKINS, have signed the son of former 49′ERS great, JERRY RICE….His name? JERRY RICE, JR…..Man, I hope that this guy picked up his Daddy’s genes and talents….That would be amazing to watch a son have a career like his Dad….That doesn’t happen too often in sports…..

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13. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A blonde was really tired of being made fun of, so she decided to have her hair changed so she would look like a brunette.
When she had brown hair, she decided to take a drive in the country. After she had been driving for a while, she saw a farmer and a flock of sheep and thought, “Oh! Those sheep are so adorable!”
She got out and walked over to the farmer and said, “If I can guess how many sheep you have, can I take one home?”
The farmer, being a bit of a gambler himself, said she could have a try. The blonde looked at the flock and guessed, “157.”
The farmer was amazed – she was right! So the blonde, (who looked like a brunette), picked one out and got back into her car.
Before she left, farmer walked up to her and said. “If I can guess the real color of your hair, can I have my dog back?”

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND MY FRIENDS…..

JAY DEAN

WOW….THAT’S A LOT OF BLOGS!!!

With this post, I have now exceeded 1600 BLOGS….SIXTEEN HUNDRED BLOGS….

This is actually number 1602, so I missed the celebration by a couple…ha ha…

Anyway, a big thank you once again to all who take the time to read the blog…..You folks make it fun for me to sit down and share a few thoughts with you. I really hope to be able to start increasing the number of blogs per week. But for right now, I do what I can…

Again, “THANK YOU.” And here’s to another 1600 blogs!!!!

JAY DEAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY JUNE 17TH, 2014

HAPPY TUESDAY…HERE’S A LITTLE ADVICE FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Your blog is sponsored by PIERSON FORD IN ABERDEEN….

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SUMMER FUN!!!!!! Don’t let our “quick summer” come and go without having some fun with a brand new 2014 FORD MUSTANG….check out this baby!!!!!

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PIERSON FORD in ABERDEEN has this car sitting on the lot, ready to have some fun with you…and it’s a CONVERTIBLE…..Plus we have other cool cars in our new and pre-owned departments…..stop by PIERSON FORD in ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA…We are located in the auto plaza on north highway 281…give us a call at 1-800-627-1237…or you can use your computer or your fancy phone and check us out online at http://piersonford.com/

1. LET’S TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE……

“WAX ON, WAX OFF.”

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All I can say about this is…..OUCH!!!!

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Hmmm…I guess this sign gets right to the point……

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AND THEN THE FIGHT STARTED…….

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THIS IS A GOOD ONE!!!

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Sounds like this guy has had a “RUFF DAY.” (wow, that was bad…even for me…)

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and, finally…MEN, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!

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2. And, it looks like another one of JAY DEAN’S dream will come true……..

NEYLAND STADIUM…HERE WE COME….hopefully……A couple of friends from my HECLA church may join my wife and I for a trip to see my TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS play football in KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE…This has been something I have wanted to do for decades…….When I watch the games on TV, I get excited seeing the “sea of orange.”

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I will let you know in the coming days if this pans out…..If so, you’ll probably be able to hear me screaming from where you live!!! It’s looking like a good fall for yours truly……VOLS game…..REDSKINS vs. TITANS game in D.C……REDSKINS vs. VIKINGS in MINNEAPOLIS…..can’t wait…..

3. I hate repeating myself, but I feel that I must……

SENATOR HARRY REID…..SHUT UP!!!!

What a clown….With all the problems in this country, one of our biggest leaders cannot let go of the REDSKINS name….Now, this idiot says that he will “not attend a REDSKINS game until the name changes.” OOH, I BET THAT UPSET REDSKINS OFFICIALS….One less hot airbag politician at the games…….What a tragedy….

Here’s the deal….number one, SHUT YOUR BIG YAPPER….number two, this country is in shambles……DO YOUR JOB!!! You were elected to fix the country’s problems and take care of ALL the people of this country, not worry about some football team’s name…….

All of these people who take on one single issue instead of the “big picture” should be voted out of office……It’s ridiculous……

4. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS….Champions for a FIFTH TIME….

DYNASTY? quite possibly……

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It is so refreshing to see a team win a championship, when the team is quiet and unassuming…..The players get the job done without being cocky or rude……They keep their mouths shut and do the job on the court……REFRESHING….AND NOT SEEN VERY OFTEN….Congrats SPURS…..

5. HERE’S MY FUNNY MOMENT OF THE WEEK……

I was texting a church member and I said these words into my phone…( I have the luxury of voice messages that transcribe into text words.)

“I remember looking out during church today and seeing him sitting all by himself in a pew.”

Here’s what actually was sent…..

“I remember going to war with a chicken sandwich sitting all by himself in the back pew.”

HILARIOUS, RIGHT? I have absolutely no idea how these words could come out of that sentence, but it has sure gave us quite a few good laughs………

6. Some sad news to report in the entertainment world and the sporting world……You know how you hear that deaths “go in three’s?”….Well, ironically, I have three for you….

First of all, legendary radio host CASEY KASEM died this past weekend at the age of 82….He had been in failing health……..

LET THE FIGHTING BEGIN….It is going to be ugly between his kids and his wife over his money and possessions….

But, we will focus on the positive….What a legendary voice……Not only was he the voice of “AMERICAN TOP FORTY” for decades, but he was also the voice of “SHAGGY” on “SCOOBY DOO.”

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In fact, you wouldn’t believe the voices that CASEY KASEM handled…..

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Here is a fairly recent picture of CASEY KASEM…You can see that he has gotten a lot older and a lot more frail……

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Also, the only NFL coach to win four Super Bowl’s has died….PITTSBURGH STEELERS coach CHUCK NOLL died at the age of 82 as well…..He is the coach who had the pleasure of coaching TERRY BRADSHAW, FRANCO HARRIS, “THE STEEL CURTAIN” and many more Hall of Fame players….In fact, CHUCK NOLL himself is in the Hall…Elected in 1993……

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And, yesterday we were all saddened to hear of the passing of “MR. PADRE”…..TONY GWYNN spent his entire career in SAN DIEGO, playing baseball for the PADRES….He was instrumental in the community, and had a shy, unassuming appeal to him….He was literally a friend to everyone…….

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TONY GWYNN died of cancer yesterday at the age of 54…..Wow, that’s young…..

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7. And now, another round of “WHERE ARE THEY NOW?”

Today? SANDY DUNCAN….Yeah, SANDY DUNCAN…..You probably remember this peppy little fireball from the Broadway play “PETER PAN”, or maybe from the TV show, “THE HOGAN FAMILY.” She also was a celebrity guest on “SCOOBY DOO” when they had celebrity guest stars……

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“THE HOGAN FAMILY” was actually called “VALERIE” for the first year, as the star of the show was VALERIE HARPER….However, a squabble with producers ended her stint on the show, and SANDY DUNCAN was brought onboard as the “aunt” who came to help out with the family……And yes, that’s JASON BATEMAN with her…..

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SANDY DUNCAN has been nominated for three Tony’s, two Emmy’s, and two Golden Globes…..

SANDY DUNCAN is still out there working…She is now 68 years old…..

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8. Well, it’s under a month for our weeklong summer vacation…..I have been so looking forward to this vacation…I need a break…My battery is at zero…..It can be tough and grueling taking care of three churches and working a full time job as well…But, I’m not complaining….I LOVE what I do….I just need a break……

Four couples from our community are going to WALKER, MINNESOTA to rent a home and go to “MOONDANCE JAM” and watch the likes of REO SPEEDWAGON, FOREIGNER, STYX and many more…..

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9. Are you ready for this? Are you sitting down? BARRY MANILOW IS 71 TODAY….Seventy one!!! That seems unreal……BARRY MANILOW started out as the bandleader for BETTE MIDLER, and of course, went on to have multi million sellers like “MANDY”, “READY TO TAKE A CHANCE AGAIN”, “COPACABANA”, and literally dozens and dozens more……

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And, my favorite BARRY MANILOW album….A great one from 1978…….

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Here is BARRY MANILOW today at 71…Hmmmmm….He MAY have had some work done…ha ha…..

This even includes a photo opportunity with BARRY GIBB and my sweetheart, OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN…..

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10. CRANK UP THE SPEAKERS…IT’S BARRY MANILOW MUSIC TIME!!!

Here is his first big hit….A song that was big, I believe over in Scotland…But there it was called “BRANDY.” BARRY changed it to “MANDY”, and the rest, as they say, is history……

BARRY MANILOW wrote the songs that whole world sang along with……

I love this one…”CAN’T SMILE WITHOUT YOU.”

and finally, one of my faves…”EVEN NOW.”

11. JOKE OF THE DAY:

How can you get 40 old ladies to swear out loud in unison? Just yell “BINGO.”

OK..ONE MORE…..

A blonde comes home and finds her mom dead on the floor.

But she goes to work, and starts crying and her boss asks, “What’s wrong?”

She says, “Well, my mom died.”

He told her to go home but she said, “No, I’ll be fine.”

About an hour later her boss finds her crying again. He says, “What’s wrong?”

And she says, “Well, I just talked to my sister, and her mom died too!”

HAVE A GLORIOUS WEEK!!!

JAY DEAN