random thoughts for Tuesday April 8th, 2014

I’M BACK!!!!! (Please obey the following rules….)

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1. LET’S TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE!!!!!!

After a few days off, I am SO ready for one of these……

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Well, at least someone is FINALLY HONEST about these……..

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I know a few guys who could fit into this next category…….not me, however….ha ha…..

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I hope I never get to this stage……for my wife’s sake, and, of course, for my own LIFE…..

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I think that sometimes we ALL feel like this……

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Okay, now that I’m three weeks away from 50, I am taking this next one SERIOUSLY…..

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2. Okay, I am going to start out taking about country music….If you know me, or read this blog a lot, you know that I am NOT A FAN of “new country music.” Other than about three or four leftovers from the 90′s and 2000′s, I think there’s a lot of very “mediocre” talent out there…….With that said, the ACM award show was this past weekend…..I really didn’t care about any of the categories, except for ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR….I was hoping and praying that KING GEORGE, GEORGE STRAIT would win it….and guess what? HE DID….It is my humble opinion that GEORGE STRAIT should automatically be given that award EVERY SINGLE YEAR until he retires….There is seriously NOBODY out there who touches him…….

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Have you ever seen GEORGE STRAIT with a baseball cap on? And not a cowboy hat?

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As you probably know, I met GEORGE STRAIT a few years ago…I have actually personally met with him THREE TIMES….He is as genuine and kind in person as he looks on stage…Very unassuming….Extremely polite……Here we are many many years ago….We both look like kids…….

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I think when all is said and done, GEORGE STRAIT will go down in history as the biggest country music star of all time….Not only for the hits, but for everything else around it….The concert tours….The incredible fan base….George Strait IS the king…….

3. Have you ever taken a picture at the perfect time? I have never had that opportunity, but for some, they just snap the picture, check out the picture and notice that they have taken the PERFECT picture……

CASE IN POINT…..

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ISN’T THAT HILARIOUS?

4. As you probably know, I had the opportunity to be with my boys for FOUR DAYS in Minneapolis this past weekend……I was absolutely in heaven….I seriously could NEVER EVER spend ENOUGH time with my boys……We had a blast too….Here are some of the highpoints…….(luckily there weren’t any low points…..)

THE WEATHER: When we were packing to leave Thursday night, the Twin Cities were under a “winter storm warning” with the possibility of up to 15 inches of snow…..We were grudgingly setting up “alternate plans” for the way down….Luckily for us, on Friday morning, they had the warning expiring at 1pm instead of 7pm that night…..And so, we ventured out and seriously didn’t hit ANY kind of adverse weather all the way down…And by the time we arrived in the cities, the roads were clear…..They received seven and a half inches of snow, but it sure didn’t look like it….UNTIL WE GOT DOWNTOWN….What a mess….Those downtown streets were not meant for snow……But the good news was, by Sunday there wasn’t hardly ANY snow to be seen anywhere….I like those kind of storms……..

THE FOOD: We made a pact on the way down that we were not going to eat at any places in the Twin Cities that we can eat at in Aberdeen……(only on the way down and way home.)….We did it…..The first place we wandered into was a steakhouse in downtown MINNEAPOLIS…..

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We were WAY out of our element in that establishment…..Plus we were wearing jeans, hats, and sports jerseys……We got a few looks, but we stayed anyway…..I am so glad we did….We had the BEST STEAKS we have EVER EVER EVER HAD……However, it was very very expensive….I have never spent 40-50 dollars per person on a meal…..And it will probably be a long time until we do it again…..But, I am glad we did it once…….TERRIFIC FOOD……

Next, we visited one of our favorite places……..BUBBA GUMP’S in the MALL OF AMERICA…..

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We have always enjoyed this place, and we made it known to each other on the way down, that we WERE absolutely going to eat there……They didn’t disappoint….By the way, that bucket that you saw in the previous picture? That’s what my son MITCHELL’S food came in……Yep, a bucket of food…….

On the way home we stopped in ST. CLOUD for lunch……We went to a place that I had the opportunity to try down in the NASHVILLE area……

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Seriously, one of the best burgers you will EVER EAT….

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It is kind of cool, because when you walk in, they have a sign as to where their potatoes came from for that particular day……We, of course, had IDAHO…..ha ha…..But, they give you WAY TOO MANY FRIES….They are super delicious, but we ended up putting most of ours in a paper bag to take home….Which we promptly dumped into a garbage can in ALEXANDRIA, MN. when we stopped for gas….They were filling the pickup with too much greasy smells……..GREAT BURGERS…GREAT SCENERY…TREMENDOUS SERVICE…….

The only disappointment when it comes to food was that we “forgot” to go to MATT’S BAR in MINNEAPOLIS for their “JUCY LUCY”….This is the burger that has been sampled on different eating shows on national television…This burger is well known across most of the country, from what I have heard…….

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We had good intentions of going there, but we honestly forgot….And then on Sunday afternoon, we are trying to find a certain record store, and accidentally drive by MATT’S BAR….We looked at each other and said, “DANG IT.” (or something to that effect.)…..Well, maybe next time……

THE GAME: As you know, the main purpose of our trip was to watch MY MINNESOTA WILD against TYLER’S PITTSBURGH PENGUINS…..My son MITCHELL wore a MINNESOTA WILD jersey, even though he cheers for the DETROIT RED WINGS……

***This is the honest to GOD truth…..While we were sitting eating lunch in downtown ST. PAUL before the game, I told the boys that my favorite thing about MINNESOTA WILD hockey at home, is the horns going off signifying that the WILD have scored a goal….I told them that I love that sound and the sound of the roaring crowd….My son TYLER says, “Well, too bad you’re not going to hear that horn ONE TIME tonight.” To which I replied, “That’s right, we’re not going to hear it ONCE…we’re going to hear it FOUR TIMES….”…..We didn’t realize how right I was….THE MINNESOTA WILD WON 4-0…..We heard the horns FOUR TIMES…..Crazy, huh?

My favorite team is within ONE POINT of making the playoffs this year, and by the time you read this, we may have gotten that point tonight against the much hated BOSTON BRUINS…..But back to this game….My MINNESOTA WILD scored almost right away in the first period, and it set the pace for the night…TYLER’S favorite team acted like they weren’t even there…..But, don’t take anything away from my favorite team…THEY DOMINATED THAT NIGHT…….

Our goalie, ILYA BRYZGALOV was “LIGHTS OUT.”

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Three of the four goals were right in front of us…Including one from a brilliant new player, ERIK HAULA….

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My boys and I are “HOCKEY CRAZY”, and this postseason is going to be awesome!!!!

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5. Here is a picture of my two boys….Ummm..I mean, MEN…..I love being a parent……I don’t think you truly know what “love” is until you have kids……And, it is so satisfying watching them grow up and realizing that you did a pretty darn good job raising them……LOVE MY BOYS…..

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We were in a store in the MALL OF AMERICA, and my son TYLER said, “here, put this one and stand still.” And so I did….And this is what happened…….

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THE WORLD’S OLDEST AND WORST NORWEGIAN RAPPER…..ha ha……

6. This about drove me crazy….I can’t believe that a warning sign is needed for this……

So, let me get this straight……With my baby, DOGS are okay, but FISH ARE NOT? GOOD GRIEF…..

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7. While I was gone, we lost a goodie…..The legendary MICKEY ROONEY died at the age of 93…..I know we use the word “legendary” probably too much, but in this case it is well deserved…MICKEY ROONEY has been in show business practically all of his life….Ever since he was very little…..Here’s a younger picture of him…….

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I loved MICKEY ROONEY, not just for his acting skills, but for his skills of picking leading ladies……To which I mean one of my all time favorites, the beautiful JUDY GARLAND…..

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Most of the younger generation will remember MICKEY ROONEY from the BEN STILLER movie “NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM.” He played a cranky old man opposite DICK VAN DYKE and BILL COBBS…..This is the movie where MICKEY ROONEY delivered one of his most famous lines…..Talking to BEN STILLER’S character he says, “YOU’RE ONE OF THOSE WEIRDEES AREN’T YOU?” Weirdees….very funny……..

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Sadly, in his later life, MICKEY ROONEY had to deal with elderly abuse….A situation that he even went to CONGRESS to speak about…..But, today we focus on the positive…..We focus on the legacy that this great man has left us……Here are a couple of pictures of MICKEY ROONEY lately……

The second one was actually taken like three weeks ago……..

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“HOLLYWOOD HEAVEN” is getting to be an awfully cool place……..

8. When I arrived home Monday night, I spent the night alone, because my wife is in COLORADO….So, I did something that I love to do…..I watched a “live” concert DVD…..who was it?

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SINGER…OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN…….

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This was her concert from a few years ago in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA…..It is an incredible DVD…….

***I find it amazing that someone can make me fall in love all over again after 35-40 years……Her voice just mesmerizes me……And she is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever seen……

***I told my wife one time that she only had one woman to worry about in this world who would steal me from her….OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN….She said, “I’M NOT TOO WORRIED.” And, of course, she’s right……….

OLIVIA still looks fantastic at 65!!!! YEAH…SIXTY FIVE!!!! UNREAL…..

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Do you want to see a couple of my favorite photos of OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN? it’s the front and back cover of her “COME ON OVER” album….

ESPECIALLY THE BACK COVER…..YIKES…..

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Love this woman….I would give about anything to be able to have a nice close front row seat in LAS VEGAS to see her…Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen……..

9. CHECK OUT A COUPLE OF VIDEOS FROM THAT CONCERT….She still has the voice!!!!

Here’s how she starts her show….and one of my favorite songs, “HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW.”

Here’s an incredibly cool version of her hit “DON’T STOP BELIEVING.”

That’s it….I am going to watch it again tonight……During the hockey 20 minute intermissions……..

10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?” The engineer sits up straight and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?” The interviewer replies, “Yeah, but you started it.”

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

JAY DEAN

UH-OH!!!!!!

Apparently my April Fool’s joke backfired on me….Ha ha….Yesterday I talked about ending the blog….Check out the last line….It talks about April Fools Day…..I should have made that clearer and actually said “APRIL FOOLS”….my bad…ha ha…

Anyway, I love the fact that quite a few people were concerned!!! That makes me feel good that you love the blog that much!!!

INSIDE JAY DEAN’S BRAIN CONTINUES!!!!!!!!!

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR APRIL 1ST, 2014

FIRST, THE SERIOUS NEWS….

Unfortunately my blog is going to be ending next week after all of these years of doing it. I no longer have the time to do it anymore, and, frankly, I have become bored doing it, and that’s not a good sign. I take this time to thank all of you for the years of reading the blog, and maybe we’ll meet another day…possibly next April Fools Day….hee hee hee

I AM STARTING TO FEEL THIS WAY…..

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More on the weather in just a bit….

Your favorite blog is sponsored by PIERSON FORD IN ABERDEEN….Well, another month of sales is in the books….and now April rolls around already…..FORD will no doubt be changing their programs and their rebates, so I will keep you posted….But, I will say this….Right now, PIERSON FORD has the absolute BEST inventory in of quality FORD products….Have you ever driven the FORD EDGE? It is unbelievable…..I don’t think I have EVER had a customer take a ride in an EDGE and not fall in love with it…..And if you’re looking for a FORD-F-150, we have darn near 100 on the lot!!! And in the backlot….and in the sidelot….you get my drift……But, PIERSON FORD doesn’t only have new FORD’S…we carry a complete line of pre-owned vehicles of every make and model….including SIXTEEN CHEVY IMPALAS….That’s right, SIXTEEN….And truthfully, they are selling like hotcakes…..

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1. LET’S SHARE A LAUGH TOGETHER…..

I THINK I RESEMBLE THIS REMARK….

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I was never good at science, but even I understood this one…ha ha….

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Sounds like these two old folks are in for a good fight…..

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Hmmm….I never thought of this next one before…..

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AND THEN THE FIGHT BEGAN…..

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2. Okay, I just talked about the weather a little bit ago….Just in case you’re not from this area, YESTERDAY SUCKED….Just when we think we’ve turned the corner to plunge into Spring, crap happens like yesterday….We were under a BLIZZARD WARNING all day long, and we had snow and 40-55 mph winds…..For those of you who don’t like in that kind of climate, those two are NOT a good combination…….Here is a picture from the storm yesterday…Yes, that is a stop sign in the picture….Do you see it?

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We ended up with only 3.3 inches of snow in ABERDEEN, but there were many area of our region that got around a FOOT of new snow. My wife and I live about ten miles from ABERDEEN, and the ride home yesterday was HORRIBLE….There were points of the trip where you couldn’t see the front of the car….Horrible….And to make matters worse, I walked outside this morning to drifts in my driveway that went up past my knee!!! Many driveways in our town were empty…But, no, not ours…..By the way, the wind blew so hard that I figured most of our snow ended up in OKLAHOMA!!!!

3. As I am writing this, my WASHINGTON REDSKINS are talking with the agent of former EAGLE’S wide receiver DESEAN JACKSON….You have probably heard some stories on the sports about how he may be involved in gang relationships and such….Well, I will tell you this….I WELCOME him to our team, if we can sign him….He is an incredible talent….And you have DESEAN JACKSON running down one side of the field and PIERRE GARCON running down the other side? I SAY, “YES PLEASE.” Time will tell…..I hope we can pull this off……

4. Did you hear about the horrible fans at a TEXAS RANGER’S game? Baseball is getting in full swing, so fans are showing up, drinking and having fun….Well, the TEXAS RANGERS dedicated a statue to their fan, SHANNON STONE and his son COOPER….You may remember that SHANNON STONE fell to his death at a RANGER’S game in recent times…..And so, the TEXAS RANGER’S dedicate a statue to him memory, and fans apparently can’t tell the difference between a statue and a garbage can…THIS IS DISGUSTING…..

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This is pathetic…..Fans should know better……And the disrespect to the late fan is almost unbearable……

5. Speaking of baseball, did you hear what happened to legendary baseball player DON BAYLOR? He was catching the ceremonial first pitch yesterday, and BROKE HIS LEG….I was going to post the video, but it is way too gruesome to show….You will have to look it up on youtube.com if you want to see it….It literally turned my stomach when I saw it!!!

6. One more sporting story……my MINNESOTA WILD won last night against the LOS ANGELES KINGS….The exciting part of it is, that the WILD must continue to win to get into the playoffs…They currently are in, but have to stay ahead of the two teams behind them….If they would lose a couple in a row, they may not make the playoffs…….Great game last night….

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The MINNESOTA WILD have a couple of tough games this week…..They play the world champion CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS in CHICAGO Thursday night, and then they host the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS in ST. PAUL….I am so pumped, because my boys and I will be at that game!!! KEEP PLUGGIN AWAY WILD!!!!

7. AND THE BATTLE IS ON…..

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Here are the stats……CHICK-FIL-A has about 1,775 stores nationwide….KFC has 4491 stores…..Way more KFC stores……Who sold the most last year?

CHICK-FIL-A…..yep….They had five billion dollars in sales, KFC had 4.2 billion….And to add to that story? CHICK-FIL-A are closed on Sundays because of religious reasons…..I ate at a CHICK-FIL-A one time…It was pretty good stuff……But, I’m still a freak for KFC’S extra crispy chicken, and I go crazy for their coleslaw…..AND WHO DOESN’T LOVE THEIR SPORKS…..

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8. Last night I watched one of my favorite movies of the 80′s…..It was from 1986, and was the story of a talking, feeling robot….remember the movie?

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That’s right, it’s “SHORT CIRCUIT.” it’s the movie that brought us great lines like “JOHNNY FIVE ALIVE,” “NO DISASEMBLE” and “I AM STANDING HERE BESIDE MYSELF.” Love that movie….Let’s find out what the stars look like today…..

First of all, we have to feature the robot, “JOHNNY FIVE.” Here is the original robot…..

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And here he is today….

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KIDDING!!!!

STEVE GUTTENBERG played “NEWTON CROSBY” the guy that helped create the robot….You probably will also remember him from the “POLICE ACADEMY” movies…..

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STEVE GUTTENBERG is now 55 years old…Here he is today….

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I used to have a crush on ALLY SHEEDY…She starred in “THE BREAKFAST CLUB”, among other movies….In “SHORT CIRCUIT” she played STEPHANIE….

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ALLY SHEEDY is still beautiful at 51…..

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I think the guy who steals the movie is actor FISHER STEVENS…He played “BEN JABITUYA.” He has a great accent and absolutely murders classic phrases that we use everyday….Good stuff….

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Hmm…FISHER STEVENS is my age…He just turned 50…….

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Actor AUSTIN PENDLETON plays “DR. HOWARD MARNER.”

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He doesn’t have a very recognizable name, but we’ve seen him in numerous movies…..He is now 74 years old…..

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And finally, G.W. BAILEY played the character of “CAPTAIN SKROEDER.” He was an annoying policeman type character…G.W. plays that kind of character superbly….Like in the “POLICE ACADEMY” movies with STEVE GUTTENBERG…

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G.W. BAILEY is now 69 years old….

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Voice actor TIM BLANEY did the incredible voice of the robot “JOHNNY FIVE.” BLANEY has also done many other famous voices, including the PUG dog on one of the “MEN IN BLACK” movies….

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It’s fun to sit down and watch a great movie from years ago…..Many movies don’t seem as good today as they did back then…”SHORT CIRCUIT” didn’t fit that mold….That movie is still hilarious and entertaining…….

9. I am a big fan of ferris wheels…….HOWEVER, I think I would avoid the new one in LAS VEGAS….

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it is now the biggest ferris wheel in the WORLD….it stands 550 feet tall and has 28 different cabins for people to sit in…My wife would be first in line for this…I would go with her, but it would take some serious begging and negotiating with her….ha ha….

10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

Two geeks are talking over lunch. The first guy says, “You wouldn’t believe what happened this morning. A girl rode up to me on her bike, took off all her clothes, and said ‘Take whatever you want!’ … So I took the bike” The second guy says, “Good choice, her clothes probably wouldn’t have fit you.”

OR HOW ABOUT THIS ONE…..

A blonde girl enters a store that sells curtains. She tells the salesman, “I would like to buy a pink curtain in the size of my computer screen.” The surprised salesman replies, “But, madam, computers do not have curtains.” And the blonde said, “Helloooo…. I’ve got Windows!”

ENJOY YOUR WEEK EVERYBODY…THANKS FOR READING MY BLOG!!!

JAY DEAN

A MUST SEE MOVIE!!!!

my beautiful wife and I went to the movies the other night……I almost didn’t want to go because I gave up pop for Lent, and I really struggle eating popcorn with water…Anyway, we went to see “GOD’S NOT DEAD”…..my opinion? AWESOME…INCREDIBLE…MUST SEE…..actor KEVIN SORBO plays a fantastic role in this movie as a professor who doesn’t believe….He really played the character to the maximum…….

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This movie even has a cameo by part of the ROBERTSON family from “DUCK DYNASTY.”

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It’s nice to see a few Christian movies out there…”SON OF GOD.” “GOD’S NOT DEAD.” and “NOAH” starting soon….HOLLYWOOD has no trouble putting out movies about the enemy and blood and guts, but finally someone is standing up and putting out some movies for the Christian segment of the world…..KUDOS…….

random thoughts for Thursday March 27th, 2014

WHATEVER!!!! two nice days in a row….five cold, snowy days in a row…C’MON OLD LADY NATURE…..PICK A SEASON AND GO WITH IT!!!!!

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The easiest thing to do is to go online and check out our incredible inventory at http://piersonford.com/ call us at 1-800-627-1237, or better yet, come and see us….grab a cup of coffee and visit with us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA…we are PIERSON FORD and we’re ready to be your lifelong place to find the best vehicles around!!!

1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN…..

ummm….yeah….I’ve pulled worms out of the ground, but I am NOT doing this!!!!!!

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maybe someone should take their own advice!!!!

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This would probably be my Mom back in the 70′s with us kids…..ha ha….

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a great line from “SPACE BALLS.” “WHAT’S THE MATTER COLONEL SANDERS? CHICKEN?”

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And finally, some wisdom…possibly…..

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2. CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IMMEDIATELY AT OUR HOUSE…..

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My wife said, “how lazy do you have to be that you can’t open a bottle?” true…true…..

3. With birthday number 50 about five weeks away, I have been thinking about some things….The main thing is this….I DON’T WANT TO GET AN “AARP” CARD IN THE MAIL….I already have some friends who turned 50 and they said they have their cards……NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT…..Does that mean I get to be like some older people and stand by the cash register at food places and argue over a dime?

4. Some sad news…..Actor James Rebhorn died a few days ago…….you might be saying, “WHO?” Well, I admit that the name JAMES REBHORN is not a household name, but I guarantee you will recognize his face…..He had been in over 100 tv shows and movies…….including playing FRANK MATHISON recently on the hit tv show “HOMELAND.”

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He played BEN STILLER’S wise cracking father in law in the movie “MEET THE PARENTS.”

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He was also in the movie “SCENT OF A WOMAN.”

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Another one of his famous roles was in the movie “MY COUSIN VINNY.” JAMES REBHORN died last Friday at the age of 65 from melanoma, which he has had since 1992….Here’s a recent picture of him….

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5. we have done this before, and we’ll do it again…ladies and gentlemen…FIVE MORE OF THE WORST ALBUM COVERS….EVER!!!!

The only thing I have to say to this is……WHAT?

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I can’t imagine what songs are on this album…..

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Here’s an album that really “DELIVERS.” Wow…that was bad even for me……

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As if we haven’t plugged KFC enough already……

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This HAS TO BE church ladies singing hymns, right?

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6. I CAN’T WAIT FOR FRIDAY NIGHT…..my TENNESSEE VOLS men’s basketball team is in the “SWEET SIXTEEN.” They play MICHIGAN on Friday night…Should be one heck of a game….All I can say is “GO BIG ORANGE.”

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And to make matters even more fun, our women’s basketball team is still cruising, too….It’s a great time to be a VOLS FAN!!!

7. My MINNESOTA WILD had better get their heads out of you no where…..They need to keep winning to make the playoffs, PLUS, the boys and I are going to see them on April 5th, so they had better be ready to win!!! The WILD won in overtime the other night, and then were CRUSHED last night….UP AND DOWN…That has been their season this year…..

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I might even have a man crush on a new addition to the MINNESOTA WILD….It’s MATT MOULSON…He has been superb since joining the team…..alright…LET’S GO WILD…..Turn this baby around and put a huge winning streak together…..

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8. Oh, and ONE MORE ALBUM….This one is quite possibly the CREEPIEST album cover I have ever seen….Where is “DATELINE NBC” when you need them?

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9. Singer NICK LOWE turned 65 this past Monday…..Don’t know the name? Well, you’ll know his big big hit!!!

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Did you know that NICK LOWE was once married to JUNE CARTER CASH’S daughter CARLENE CARTER? She is also the daughter of country legend CARL SMITH, and she was a country star in her own right back in the 90′s with numerous hits…..

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Here are a couple of pictures of NICK LOWE recently…..

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10. okay…CRANK UP THE SPEAKERS….I truly believe that this was one of the absolute BEST songs of 1979….NICK LOWE and “CRUEL TO BE KIND.”

He also had a hit that most of you will recognize…”I KNEW THE BRIDE WHEN SHE USED TO ROCK AND ROLL.”

NICK LOWE also had one of the most clever album titles ever….a greatest hits album called “16 ALL TIME LOWES.” love it…..

11. JOKE OF THE DAY:

I heard that a leper was in a bad car accident the other day….He apparently forgot to take his foot off the accelerator…….

GROAN……HERE’S A BETTER ONE…..(one of my favorites…)

A man goes skydiving. After a fantastic free fall he pulls the rip cord to open his parachute but nothing happens. He tries everything but can’t get it open. Just then another man flies by him, going UP. The skydiver yells, “Hey, you know anything about parachutes? The man replies, “No, you know anything about gas stoves?

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY….

JAY DEAN

random thoughts for Thursday March 20th, 2014

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DIDN’T THINK SPRING WOULD GET HERE THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!

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1. LET’S SHARE A LAUGH OR TWO!!!!

I must have gone thru DOZENS AND DOZENS OF THESE….

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I might patent these coffee cups…I could make a MINT….

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Here’s one that, probably, only music people will understand….still funny, though…..

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WOW….I am sure glad I didn’t go to this SKOOL…..

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I have done some stupid things in my life, and I continue to do so….THIS, HOWEVER, WOULD NOT BE ONE OF THEM…..

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WHERE THE HECK WAS THIS DOCTOR WHEN I WAS A KID?

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2. GREAT NEWS!!!! Since we last spoke, my WARNER MONARCHS girls basketball team won the STATE “B” TOURNAMENT IN SOUTH DAKOTA!!! It is the second straight year that they have won it, plus, they won the STATE ‘B’ VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY two years in a row……..

and the best news?

MY WARNER MONARCHS ARE NOW THE ONLY TEAM IN SOUTH DAKOTA SPORTS HISTORY TO WIN BACK TO BACK VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL TITLES IN THE SAME YEARS….isn’t that awesome? What an honor for these girls……I will tell you what….For being so successful, these girls are all friendly and grounded. They work together, and usually have different top scorers each game. They play a very unselfish game and that’s what makes champions!!!

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The championship game went overtime with my MONARCHS winning. IT WAS AWESOME FUN!!!!

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I had a great time on championship night with my sister KRISTA and my beautiful niece BRICELYN. Here we are together…Isn’t she a cutie pie?

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3. I love a good quote…..And next to YOGI BERRA, nobody has better quotes than the late great WILL ROGERS…..This is among my faves……

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True words…..

4. Oh, speaking of sports!!!!!

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My TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS men’s basketball team is in the big dance….March Madness has begun, and last night my VOLS took it to IOWA…Great game…It went into overtime, with my favorite team outscoring IOWA 14-1 in overtime……You normally don’t see teams dominate like that in overtime………KEEP GOING VOLS….I know it’s not going to last deep into the tourney, but until it ends, I will enjoy the ride…….

The even better news is my TENNESSEE VOLS women’s basketball team…..

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They are going to be tougher than nails, and have the chance to win YET ANOTHER national championship!!!! I LOVE MY VOLS!!!!

5. Here is a funny from Lenten Services last night at ST. JOHN’S in HECLA….. I was just finishing up the service and was going to introduce the last hymn. I decided that I would promote, once again, that next Wednesday’s service would rotate to TRINITY LUTHERAN in HOUGHTON….And I also announced that I will continue my sermon series about important people in the Easter story….so, I said, “This week we featured NICODEMUS….Next Wednesday we will feature……ummmm……ummmmm…wow, I JUST WENT BLANK.” To which everyone started giggling….And, so I finished with this….”NEXT WEEK WE WILL FEATURE SOME GUY FROM THE BIBLE.” This got a lot of laughs, and provided a good way to end a great service…..I am not afraid to laugh at myself…That’s how I got thru 25 years of radio…ha ha…..

6. I have a good friend named DANELLE who took her Papa to see country star JOHN CONLEE in WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA last week….I was planning on going, but I forgot about the show until I saw on Facebook that DANELLE was there….I was totally jealous…..What really made me jealous is that she got to see JOHN CONLEE sing one of my top ten favorite country songs OF ALL TIME….

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I just think that “ROSE COLORED GLASSES” is about the perfect country song….Great vocals…Powerful message….Waltz type theme to the song….PERFECT SONG……Before I play the song, here’s what JOHN CONLEE looks like today at 67 years old…..Including one with his famous glasses that he always wears while he sings that great song……

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7. And now, without further adieu, here’s JOHN CONLEE with “ROSE COLORED GLASSES.” I get goosebumps hearing this song……By the way, JOHN CONLEE is a former radio disc jockey, and a former MORTICIAN….Yeah…He jokes that he still keeps his license current in case this country music thing doesn’t work out….At least I THINK he’s kidding…….

8. Sad news since we last spoke…..A guy I featured a while back has died….Comedian DAVID BRENNER died at the age of 78 from that dreaded disease, cancer…..DAVID BRENNER made over 150 appearances on “THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON”, both as a guest and as a guest host……He was actually a favorite of JOHNNY CARSON….A lot of people loved his observational humor….

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Here’s a couple of later in life photos of DAVID BRENNER…THANK YOU MR. BRENNER FOR ALL OF THE LAUGHS….REST IN PEACE…..

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9. The very beautiful actress HOLLY HUNTER turns 56 today…….You probably remember her from many movies, but did you know that she got her start in the 1981 horror movie “THE BURNING?” She is on the left, obviously……

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HOLLY HUNTER won an ACADEMY AWARD for her role in the movie “THE PIANO.”

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She was incredible in “BROADCAST NEWS.”

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But, probably my favorite HOLLY HUNTER movie was with RICHARD DREYFUSS in the movie “ALWAYS.”

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Here is the gorgeous HOLLY HUNTER today at 56……

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10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

Little girl: “Why does Grandma say, ‘Cluck, cluck, cluck?’” Mother: “Because she thinks she’s a chicken.” Little girl: “Why don’t you tell her she’s not a chicken?” Mother: “Because we need the eggs.”

OR HOW ABOUT THIS ONE….

A old snake goes to see his Doctor. “Doc, I need something for my eyes…can’t see well these days”. The Doc fixes him up with a pair of glasses and tells him to return in 2 weeks. The snake comes back in 2 weeks and tells the doctor he’s very depressed. Doc says, “What’s the problem…didn’t the glasses help you?” “The glasses are fine doc, I just discovered I’ve been living with a water hose the past 2 years!”

HAVE A GREAT DAY…

JAY DEAN