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I have always respected and loved George Strait.  And even more now.  (Even though he didn’t REALLY say this.)


Sometimes I find one that completely cracks me up.  THIS IS ONE OF THEM.


Ummm…I can think of a few roads around here where this could happen already!!


And, just in time for Easter!!


We need to have more fun with hit songs like this.


2.  I had a good laugh early early this morning.  Like 2AM early.  I couldn’t sleep so I was up watching ESPN when one of the guys delivered one of the funniest likes I have heard in a long time.  He was talking about a play from a game that day and he said, “that was UGLY.  I mean Aunt Esther ugly.”  Of course, referring to the lady from “Sanford And Son.”


Fred Sanford, played by Redd Foxx, always talked about “old ugly Aunt Esther.”  I thought that was a hilarious reference on ESPN.

3.  Kudos to actor Vin Diesel.  He starred with actor Paul Walker in all of those “Fast And Furious” movies, up until Paul Walker was tragically killed in November of 2013.  Vin loved Paul.  And he did something a few days ago that touched everyones heart.  He named his new baby girl in honor of his friend Paul.  Her name?  PAULINE.  That, my friends, is totally awesome.


4.  I have been fairly impressed in recent months with the influx of Christian movies in the theaters.  Usually we have to wait YEARS to get one, and now, another one is out.  We have seen the likes of “God’s Not Dead”, and “Heaven Is For Real”, and now there’s a new one called “Do You Believe?”


I don’t know much about it yet, but I have seen reviews where critics say it’s the best Christian movie they have EVER seen.  I can’t wait to see it.

5.  I have always had a crush on Valerie Bert-N-Ernie.  I mean, BERTINELLI.  When I was young, I had her pictures on my wall because I had a huge crush.  Especially this one.  Didn’t know she’s a Washington Redskins fan.  That makes her even MORE beautiful!!!


6.  Last night after the Minnesota Wild game, I turned to our movie channels and guess what was on?  “Mississippi Burning.” 


If you have never seen this movie about segregation in our country, you need to see this.  Frankly, I am embarrassed that something like this actually happened in our country.  It’s pathetic!!  I may be blind, but I don’t think it happens to this length anymore.  At least I PRAY it doesn’t.  Great movie….a real “eye opener.”

7.  Speaking of the Minnesota Wild, they are officially the “hottest team in the NHL” right now.  They are playing fantastic hockey, and are peaking at the perfect time, right before the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  GO WILD!!!

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I heard a story on the radio the other day about how awesome Zach Parise is.  He apparently had a home on the market in the Twin Cities, and PULLED it off the market when the Wild signed their hot new goaltender Devan Dubnyk.  Parise pulled it off the market so that Devan and his family had a home to stay in.  What a class act!!



8.  There seems to be a lot of optimism with our Minnesota Twins.  Torii Hunter is back.  New coach in Paul Molitor.  I hope that our favorite team does better than previous years.  Another 90-100 loss year and they are going to have fans jumping ship TREMENDOUSLY. 



9.  Remember this guy?


That’s 70’s teenage heartthrob Tony Defranco, from the group, “Tony Defranco And The Defranco Family.”  They had a couple of huge huge hits in the early 70’s. 




The band was still on tour last year.  I don’t know if they are touring this summer or not.  Tony Defranco is a big time realtor out in Hollywood today.  He is now 55 years old.  Here is what he looks like today, and what his family looks like today. 



And now, THE MUSIC.  I will never get tired of listening to this song. 

Or this one!!!


Two brooms are getting married. Before the ceremony, the bride broom says to the groom broom, “I think I’m going to have a whisk broom..”

The groom broom says, “How can that be? We haven’t even swept together!”




It was brought to my attention that I forgot a couple of key figures in my “Night Court” salute in the previous blog.  Truth is, I thought about them but didn’t act on it.  But, I should have, because they were key characters for awhile.  Let’s check them out. 

****Including a SPOOKY similarity about these two!!!

Actress Selma Diamond played bailiff Selma Hacker when the show started.  Her raspy voice smart-alec comments were a building block for the show.  Selma and “Bull” played by Richard Moll played off of each other incredibly well.

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Selma Diamond was an original cast member, and passed away from lung cancer at the age of 64 while still on the show.

Now comes the creepy similarity.

Selma Diamond’s replacement was an actress by the name of Florence Halop.  She played “Florence Kleiner” on the show. 


The similarity?  Florence Halop died of LUNG CANCER at the age of 63 around a year after Selma’s death.  TWO ACTRESSES, TWO BAILIFF’S, FROM THE SAME SHOW, DEAD IN A LITTLE OVER A YEAR OF THE SAME ILLNESS.  Isn’t that wild?

Selma Diamond, by the way, was a very creative show writer in her younger years.  She wrote for “Ozzie & Harriet”, Sid Caesar’s “The Show Of Shows”, and many others.

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Florence Halop was also an actress years before “Night Court.”  Check out this beautiful picture of a very young Florence Halop.



So, there you go.  Two more cast members of a great show. 


I’M BACK…..and I’m LOVING this weather…Highs in the 50’s and 60’s all week long…..


Sorry, you’re ALREADY dead to me!!!

It’s daylight savings time. Never quite understood why we do it.  And really never understood how some parts of the country DON’T switch their clock around…..

Anyway, this wise old native American hits it right on the head!!


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I’m a history fan, but I never quite thought of it like this!


Wait a minute!  I think I’ve seen this woman!!




This one hits close to home…REALLY CLOSE…


This one is great for us who are 100 percent Norwegian….I despise the stuff….


And finally…..


2.  I know it’s coming soon.  And I’m not ready for it.  Our favorite TV show, “Justified” is in it’s final season.  And, I believe we’re down to the last three or four episodes.  I have never had a show make me sad when it ended.  But this one does.  I wish there was some “write in” campaign that would keep it on, but it’s not possible.  Oh well, I have almost all of the box sets.  I’ll have to keep them handy. And a box of Kleenex.



3.  I am a huge fan of the hit TV show “Family Guy.”


However, after this past Sunday night’s episode, I think it’s time for a letter to the show creator, Seth MacFarlane.

Dear Seth,

First of all, let me tell you that I am a HUGE fan of “Family Guy.”  But, I have some reservations after watching this past Sunday night’s show.  If these are all the ideas that you can come up with, maybe it’s time to gracefully head off into the sunset, and let the Griffin family go by the wayside.  Seriously?  Stewie the baby getting PREGNANT by Brian the dog?  And then having little human/dog puppies?  A baby in the stirrups at the Doctor’s office?  I don’t know, man.  You have had some brilliant plot lines for this show, but this past weekend was just an all time low.  I know that it’s great to “shock” your viewers once in awhile, but not like this.  And, I have never ever appreciated the slams on Christianity.  But that’s your freedom to say things and believe what you want.  it’s also my freedom to switch channels and delete the  show.  Anyway, Seth, you are a brilliant mind.  You are an extremely talented young man.  Maybe the movies are calling.  Maybe “Family Guy” needs to join “The Cleveland Show” in syndication. 

Yours truly,


4.  NFL NEWS!!!  It’s one of my favorite days in the NFL year.  It’s FREE AGENCY day.  By the time some of you read this, dozens and dozens of players will have changed teams.  In fact, some of your favorite players probably won’t be on your favorite team by the end of this week. 

But, in other NFL news, there was a couple of young artists who developed new helmets for NFL teams.  Keep in mind, that these will never be used, but I wish they would be used!!  Check out a couple of these. 

Here is the Washington Redskins newly designed helmet. 



These are for you Minnesota Viking’s fans!!



I LOVE that last Viking’s helmet! Even though I’m not a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, I think that their newly redesigned helmet is one of the coolest!


I wish the NFL would step out of the box, and use some kick butt wild uniforms and helmets.  At least two or three times a year.  Just stop letting Pittsburgh wear their “retro” uniform.  YUCK…It feels like they will STING their opponents instead of tackle them!


5.  I have never been a fan of Lady Gaga.  But after a few recent events, I definitely respect her more.

First of all, she has a new duet album out with the ultra-cool Tony Bennett.  They performed a song on the Grammy’s and MAN, was that good!!

Lady Gaga also appeared on the Oscar’s and KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!  She did a salute to the movie “The Sound Of Music” and it was outstanding. 

Lady Gaga and her boyfriend Taylor Kinney also participated in a Polar Plunge in Michigan.  That is a very honorable thing to do.  She helped out charity while freezing her behind off.


And finally, it was announced that Lady Gaga will be the star of next season’s “American Horror Story” which will be based in a hotel….CAN’T WAIT…


You keep up this cool stuff Miss Gaga, and I may have to give your music another listen to.

6.  I have always loved the TV show “Night Court.”  And periodically, when I’m heading off to bed, I hit it just perfect to watch an episode on one of our channels.  My wife doesn’t think that the comedy of the show works today, but I think it still does.  It cracks me up each time I watch it.  They had a pretty great cast assembled for this show.


I thought it would be fun to update you on the stars of “Night Court.”  A couple of these pictures are two or three years old.

First of all, Harry Anderson played “Judge Harry Stone.”  He is now 62 years old.


The beautiful Markie Post played “Christine Sullivan” on the show, and even though I think I featured her recently, she’s gorgeous enough to be featured again.  Markie is now 64.  And still a KNOCKOUT.


John Larroquette played the perverted lawyer “Dan Fielding.”  He played this character to a tee!  John is now 67 years old.


Actor Richard Moll played “Bull Shannon” the bailiff.  I either didn’t know this, or forgot, but his real name on the show was Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon.  Richard is now 72.

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Marsha Warfield played the sassy “Rosalind “ROZ” Russell”.  She is now 61.


And, Charles Robinson played “Mac Robinson”.  Shouldn’t have been too hard to remember the character’s last name.  Charles is now 69.


Let’s end our tribute with the theme song to “Night Court.”


(Just in time for baseball season)


BASEBALL IN THE BIBLE. “In the big inning, Eve stole first, Adam stole second, Cain struck out Abel, and the Giants and the Angels were rained out.”




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1.  LET’S START OUT THE BLOG WITH SOME HILARITY! I have to admit.  I laughed OUT LOUD when I saw this one. Funny-bulletin-board-notes06


Sounds like someone is having a RUFF day. 62208_404816512924822_762703206_n


This next one may come back to haunt me…ha ha! 1536525_10153028421998605_3426259744060393103_n

And, one more “musical funny.” 10945630_10152979858153605_5690007575648492705_n

2.  We, unfortunately begin our blog with some sad entertainment news. First of all, the singer of one of the most popular songs of the 1960’s has died.  Lesley Gore died at the age of 68 from cancer.  You will remember her from a million selling record from 1963. lesley-gore-its-my-party-mercury-4 13586344_ori

Here is Lesley Gore in recent years. 4e6c8cf9911cfcdbccaa7adce1013f5c4a8c688f MTE1ODA0OTcxOTA4MDQwMjA1 And now, sing along with the song that made her a household name!  “It’s My Party”. http://youtu.be/mIsnIt1p978

3.  Also, that wonderful voice from “Laugh-In” has died.  Gary Owens was 80 when he passed away a few days ago.  Did you know this trivia bit?  Gary Owens was born in…..MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA…That’s right.   His name was Gary Altman.  His father was the county sheriff, and his mother was the county auditor.     14owens-obit-blog427

On the hit TV show, “Laugh-In”, you would hear Gary Owens utter such phrases as “You bet your sweet bippy”, “sock it to me”, and many many more.  Many celebrities said the words “sock it to me” as well, including then Presidential candidate Richard Nixon!! Gary Owens went on to voice dozens and dozens of cartoons and other narrations.  He was the voice of “Space Ghost.” batman-bold-beginnings-space-ghost

He was also the voice of “Powdered Toast Man” on the show “Ren And Stimpy.”  You can see his character in the upper right of this photo. the_ren_and_stimpy_show_by_stingroll-d4ohscv

Here are a couple of later year photos of the great Gary Owens.  As a former radio guy myself, I will say this.  He had an INCREDIBLE voice!!  Here he is doing his famous “cupping of the ear.”  That’s a radio thing to hear ourselves better. tv memories stamp 120809 54e25177ce0d6_image

4.  The movie “Fifty Shades Of Gray” is out in theaters.  It’s a movie that I WILL NEVER SEE!  My wife doesn’t want to go either.  If you know the plot, it’s a very sexual movie about bondage and other fantasies. David Letterman had a great line last night. “Fifty Shades Of Gray dominated the box office over the weekend.  And the box office LIKED IT.” I’m going to miss Dave when he’s gone.

5.  Since we last talked, we saw the Grammy’s and the “SNL 40th Anniversary Show.”  I will begin by talking about the Grammy’s. FIVE THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE GRAMMY’S!!

1.  Jeff Lynne and the “Electric Light Orchestra” can still BRING IT, BABY!!!  I have wanted to see these guys “live” for decades, and come hell and high water, I will do it when they tour this summer.  ELO was incredible on the Grammy’s. I couldn’t find a clean video of the Grammy performance. But here is Jeff Lynne and ELO last year performing the song that they did on the Grammy’s with Ed Sheeran. http://youtu.be/LMY5xe36cfE

2.  AC/DC was the PERFECT way to open the show.  MAN, DID THEY ROCK!! They are another band who has gone thru a lot and still KICKS BUTT. http://youtu.be/g-DeEaL9_BM

3.  Kanye West needs to sit down and SHUT UP.  This guys antics are getting so ridiculous.  You may remember that Kanye upstaged Taylor Swift a couple of years back because he thing Beyonce should have won the award.  Well, the idiot did it again this year to singer Beck.  09KANYEWEB-tmagArticle

And then the next day he griped about artistry in music.  He seems to think that only he and Beyonce have talent in the business.  And then there’s poor Beck.  From what I hear, he played every single instrument on his album.  Hmm…That sounds fairly talented!

4.  If I would have heard “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith one more time, I may have thrown something at the TV.  Do I like that song?  YES…The first 1,000 times that I heard it!

5.  Probably the most unlikely duo in music kicked tail pretty well.  I would have NEVER put Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett together, but they did a bang up job!  They even have an album together. cheektocheek-standard

6.  And now onto the masterpiece that was “Saturday Night Live’s 40TH Anniversary Special.” snl-40th-thumb   I didn’t know how this show would do, but it was AMAZING.  Here are a few of the highlights that I loved. ****The entire cast from that night saluted Lorne Michaels, the creator of the show. And they should.  Forty years is an incredibly long time to do anything, including a TV show.  There are only a couple of years that Lorne didn’t take care of the show in the current capacity. 25B90E9700000578-2951083-image-a-2_1424087699655

****I loved how they implemented some of the big stars in some “live” sketches that night.  Especially “The Californians.”  I love that skit.  My wife doesn’t care for it.  Betty White making an appearance was hilarious.  Also Jane Curtin was welcomed back to the news desk with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. nup-167413-1727-jpg

****I absolutely loved Dan Aykroyd coming back and doing his “Super Bass-O-Matic” ad “LIVE” on the show. 25B8772B00000578-2951083-Fishy_Veteran_comic_Dan_Aykroyd_was_in_the_first_sketch_of_the_n-a-11_1424082163988

****Eddie Murphy was HORRIBLE.  I didn’t quite get why Chris Rock did what felt like a 10 minute ego boosting interview for Eddie.  And then Eddie came out and BOMBED for 73 seconds.  Didn’t make sense to me.  I realize that he hadn’t been on the show for 32 years or so.  But, if I was some of the older cast members, I would have been torked at the way they glorified Eddie.

****Emma Stone did a hilarious take on Gilda Radner’s character “Roseanne Rosedannadanna.”  Some critics are dissing her, but I liked it.  Also Edward Norton did a bang up job as “Stefan.”  Overall the show was great!!!   I am not buying too many more DVD’S anymore, but this one will absolutely become a part of my collection.

7.  This ISIS and other terrorist crap has to be stopped!!  Just like you, my stomach turns every time I turn on the news and see new “beheadings” taking place.  And they do it all in the name of religion.  Hmmm…My religion doesn’t order me to kill people.  My religion suggests that I love everybody!  That’s quite a difference between the two.  I am hoping that quite a few countries band together and end this threat.  Otherwise, I hate to even think how this thing could end up.

8.  I can’t believe that Ash Wednesday is tomorrow already!  The Lenten season is upon us.  I just can’t believe how fast times flies as you get older.  My parents always said it and we made fun of them for saying that.  it’s not so funny anymore.


Bobby was sitting on the porch talking to his Grandpa when he innocently asked, “Grandpa, do you know how to make animal sounds?” “I sure do” Grandpa replied. “What sort of animal sound would you like to hear?” “How about a toad? Do you know how to sound like a toad?” “Sure”, said Grandpa, cupping his hand to his mouth, “croaaak croaaak, how did you like that?!” “Yipee!” screamed Bobby jumping up and down, “We are going to Miami!” “Huh?” Questioned Grandpa. “Why’s that?” “Because Grandma said so,” Bobby patiently explained, “she said that after you croak we’ll all go to Miami!”


Little Bob went with his mom to church every Sunday. One morning in the middle of the service Bob complained that he was feeling a bit queasy and was afraid he was going to puke. “No problem dear,” whispered his Mom in his ear, “just head on over to the bathroom on the other side of the Church, and take care of it there.” Thirty seconds later Bob came back. “Did you go to the bathroom?” question his Mom. “No need” responded Bob. “Right outside the door was a big box with a sign next to it ‘for the sick’, so I just did it in there!”




THANK YOU MR. ANIMAL…. funny-wolf-mad-winter-groundhog-said The funny thing is this.  We are going to have at least six more weeks of winter no matter WHAT the groundhog says.  Ha ha. 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I don’t quite think this is what the phrase means. cc15 AAH…THEY’RE ALREADY HERE!! 10945618_10205699188655814_1129716407945753385_n Awww…isn’t this special? 10491239_679866482121826_4816499212119433555_n He is REALLY going to get grouchy. oscar “One of these things just doesn’t belong here”. untitled And finally, a little musical humor. 10922625_848306665230027_7000496413597582281_n 2.  They say that everybody in the world has a “twin” somewhere.  I was told that a few years ago there was a Pastor in Minnesota that looked exactly like me.  Scary, huh?  Well, a few people have taken pictures of people that look like famous people.  See what you think. Ummm…This would NOT be the look I’d be going for. 37 How about a lookalike for Tom Hanks? 58 This next one is not the best in my opinion, but it’s still pretty good.  A little Morgan Freeman, maybe? 68 “Live long and prosper.”  This Spock lookalike maybe doesn’t understand that he’s being photographed. 98 OK…This next one is dead on….no pun intended.  Abraham Lincoln. 148 And finally, a cutie for the kids.  Doesn’t this kid look like Dora The Explorer? 88 3.  Another Super Bowl is history!  And this year, it went my way.  The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in dramatic fashion.  It all came down to one of the final plays of the game. Seattle was at the one or two yard line, and if they scored a touchdown, they would most likely win the game.  So, they hand off to Beastmode, Marshawn Lynch, right?  NOPE….Instead they make the call that people are calling the DUMBEST play in the history of the Super Bowl.  They elect to pass from the one of two yard line, and guess what?  INTERCEPTED BY ROOKIE MALCOLM BUTLER.  nfl_a_butler01jr_B_576x324 It was truly a fantastic football game.  Much better than last year’s Seattle-Denver debacle.  You have to admit that Tom Brady now cements himself in the conversation for best quarterback of all time.  he has won four Super Bowls, and has won the MVP three times.  Plus, he’s been in a total of SIX Super Bowls.  Pretty amazing stuff. 4.  Well, because of the “dumbest play in history”, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is getting pounded by the media, fans, and social media.  In fact, there are fans in Seattle calling for his head!  That seems a little crazy to actually fire the guy over one play.  Anyway, social media has come up with some pretty creative memes about the game.  Check these out. 10345560_870202446359778_6960611459788402851_n 10460864_870190429694313_809041764347348818_o 10690132_10205697266487761_939575871612500631_n 10847327_870870789626277_1775001196648653742_o And, my TWO personal favorites. 10958843_10205982525581667_4252927657728644583_n 10917178_870648162981873_4434371057416389060_o I am not a Pete Carroll fan whatsoever, so the last two amused me. 5.  When I picked New England to win, it wasn’t because I am a big Patriots fan.  It was basically the “least of two evils” as to why I picked the Patriots.  I highly respect Tom Brady, and I dislike greatly Richard Sherman and Pete Carroll. With that said, I am a huge fan of Russell Wilson.  The Seahawks quarterback is a classy, classy individual.  I highly respect him and the game he plays.  He made a comment after the game that made me an even bigger fan of who he is. 10257279_10205697198806069_5640552356211197310_o 6.  Millions of people watch the big game, not for the football, but for the commercials.  I would have to say that this year’s batch was pretty underwhelming.  it didn’t help when they let people watch the commercials online weeks before the game.  STUPID!!  It took all the fun out of watching some of them.  A lot of people know that I’m a big softy.  When it comes to my boys, nothing stands in the way of my relationship with them.  So, the two or three commercials about Dad and his kids about tore me apart.  I don’t remember the last time a commercial made me tear up.  But, those weren’t my favorites.  My favorite was the Bud Light “human Pac Man” commercial.  I WOULD LOVE TO PLAY THAT. bc84937b-3dab-4a6b-a0a2-6c85a88e05bf_FlIKjUghXJQLIcOB_uv5nMk3GyLjLLlQk-gpkeKJgIk I am seriously hoping that this game becomes a reality, and maybe goes on tour in certain places where we can play it.  All of us who grew up with Pac Man would be in “video game heaven” playing this. 7.  Tattoos can be awesome.  They can also be devastating.  Take this guy, for example. 10420327_10205697214166453_4992711198082989512_n WHOOPSY DAISY.  It kind of looks like the 2015 is written in ink.  If not, it’s the “bonehead decision of the year” so far. And now with the Super Bowl over, I can go back to what I do best.  BASHING THE DALLAS COWBOYS!!! 10360192_10205689613776448_5257775366181837033_n 8.  And now onto some sad Hollywood news. **** Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s 21 year old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is currently fighting for her life.  She was found face down in her bathtub a couple of days ago.  If that sends shivers down your spine, it should.  It’s the same place that her Mom died.  Our best thoughts and prayers go out to her. ****You could see this coming a mile away.  The late great Robin Williams’s wife and children are fighting over his money and possessions.  It makes me sad to see the fighting and feuding after someone like Robin has spent his life working his tail off to take care of his family.  Hopefully something peaceful will happen.  I’m not holding my breath on that one. 9.  Is Bruce Jenner transforming into a woman?  We will find out shortly.  He apparently has a “tell all” interview coming up with Diane Sawyer.  There have been numerous pictures of him recently suggest that he might, indeed, be doing this. bruce-jenner_0 This is quite a shock for all of us that remember his “star days.”  I would imagine the women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s are probably crushed the most. reg_634_oly_jenner_mh_070612 Yep.  He was quite the “manly man.” 10.  JOKE OF THE DAY: Two drunks are walking along. One drunk says to the other, “What a beautiful night, look at the moon.” The other drunk stops and looks at his drunk friend. “You’re wrong, that’s not the moon, that’s the sun.” They began to argue when they come upon another drunk. They asked, “Sir, could you please help settle our argument? Tell us what that thing is up in the sky that’s shining. Is it the moon or the sun?” The third drunk looked at the sky and said, “Sorry, I don’t live around here.” HAVE A GREAT WEEK, MY FRIENDS! JAY DEAN




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Sadly, I think I can relate to this one.


This one should be obvious, but for some reason we need to still point it out!


I got a kick out of this one.


How about a little “holy humor?”


I feel for this next guy. I doubt I could keep my mouth shut.  Ha ha!


This next one made me giggle out loud!


2.  Time for a “name the Mother” segment.  This one is going to be incredibly easy!  Especially when Mama is standing right next to her!


This is Sophie Von HASELBERG, obviously the daughter of Bette Midler.  I guarantee you one thing.  Even if Bette hadn’t been in the picture, I STILL could have figured it out.  WOW!!



I was so sad for the Green Bay Packers and how they lost to the Seattle Seahawks.  It has to be very demoralizing to have that big of a lead, and basically have the game in check for three and a half quarters.  But, you have to finish it.  I bet the next time the Packers won’t take their foot off the gas.

Who am I picking?  Easy.  The New England Patriots.  I respect Tom Brady a lot.  Not a big fan of the team, but I’m CERTAINLY not rooting for Seattle.  For a couple of reasons.  First, I can’t stand Richard Sherman.  If you are good, and he is, you shouldn’t have to praise yourself.  Your work should speak for itself.  Secondly, I cannot take their head coach Pete Carroll.  I despise how he left USC in shambles and even hung Reggie Bush out to dry.  Poor Reggie has to give his Heisman Trophy back, while his coach leaps to the NFL totally unscathed.  I think that is despicable.  So, BRING IT ON, PATS!!!

4.  And, of course, it wouldn’t be New England without a scandal. And, it would be a scandal if we didn’t name it.  This one is called “INFLATEGATE”.  Apparently the NFL is investigating, and rumor has it has found proof that the footballs were underinflated during the Patriots romp over the Colts. 


Well, maybe not quite THAT BAD.  But, I did find a picture of the culprit.


5.  Speaking of sports, what the heck is wrong with my Minnesota Wild?  This team is loaded with talent, and can’t get their poop in a group.  They just put together a losing streak that has SERIOUSLY already hurt their playoff chances.



The “state of hockey” is in a “state of shambles.”  My idea on how to fix it?  Well, unfortunately it would mean a coaching change.  You can’t place all the blame on the coach, but obviously the players aren’t playing for him.  When you lose the locker room, it gets tough to win.  I’m not saying that he’s lost the locker room, but yet, changes need to be made.  If a few changes are made quickly, we can still salvage this season!

6.  One of the most brilliant people out there is Dan meth.  He is with “Buzzfeed”.  He recently did a segment on where the cast of “Scooby Doo” is at today.  GENIUS!!!


How about the leader, Fred?



Is Daphne still hot?



Let’s check in on the nerdy Velma. 




Shaggy was the stoner of the group.  He was wonderfully voiced by the late great Casey Kasem. 



Remember Scooby’s nephew Scrappy DOO?  He was always a troublemaker. 



And, finally, the star of the show, SCOOBY DOO!!!




Thanks again, Dan Meth at “BUZZFEED.”  GREAT WORK!!!


Thomas is 32 years old and he is still single. One day a friend asked, “Why aren’t you married? Can’t you find a woman who will be a good wife?” Thomas replied, “Actually, I’ve found many women I wanted to marry, but when I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn’t like them.” His friend thinks for a moment and says, “I’ve got the perfect solution, just find a girl who’s just like your mother.” A few months later they meet again and his friend says, “Did you find the perfect girl? Did your mother like her?” With a frown on his face, Thomas answers, “Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just like my mother. You were right, my mother liked her very much.” The friend said, “Then what’s the problem?” Thomas replied, “My father doesn’t like her.”





Here is a “serious” salute to Wednesday.  And, it’s true!!


And, of course, if you know me, I have to give you a silly one as well!


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Our weather is starting to warm up.  Thank goodness we don’t have this…..SO FAR!


Unfortunately, this next one can pretty much describe me.


This next one LITERALLY made me bust out laughing.


I am supposed to be watching what I eat….This one impacts me greatly!


I love this old lady!  I’m sorry, I mean “seasoned veteran.”


This is why we don’t have a pet.


And finally!!!


2.  In case you don’t live in this area, we had a very bad situation last week in Aberdeen.  A young lady was stabbed repeatedly and left for dead.  By the time she was found, she had lost a lot of blood, and was rushed to Sioux Falls.  This wonderful young lady lost her battle with the injuries and died a couple of days ago.  This story impacts me personally for a couple of reason.  Number one, this stuff just doesn’t happen in our city.  Rarely.  Secondly, this young lady was from my hometown of Langford, SD.  I went to school with her Mom, and her aunts and uncles, and I even graduated with one of her aunts.  You see this crap in the news all the time, but until it hits close to home, you don’t think about it.  I cannot imagine being my friends and having to say goodbye to your daughter, your sister, your niece, or so on.  This is a death that DID NOT have to happen.  Jessica, I hope that God is pouring out immeasurable blessings on you.  And, to the guy that did it, your time is coming, buddy.  You are damn lucky that a bunch of her family and friends didn’t find you before the cops did.

3.  A great actress turns 74 today.  Faye Dunaway has been in a lot of movies, but I haven’t heard much about her in recent years.  Faye appeared in such classics as “Bonnie And Clyde” with Warren Beatty.



She also appeared in the 70’s award winning movie “Network.”


Faye Dunaway is 74, and LOOKING GREAT!!



4.  We lost a celebrity the other day.  You probably won’t know his name, but you might remember his characters.  Actor Taylor Negron was only 57 when he died from liver cancer.  You might remember him as the pizza delivery guy in  “Fast Times At Ridgemont High.”  He delivered a pizza to Spicoli, played by Sean Penn.  It was right during Mr. Hand’s class. 


He also appeared in the movie “Punchline” and many other movies and TV roles.  Here is what he looked like in recent years. 


5.  Recently a Caribou Coffee came to Aberdeen.  I didn’t care, because I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life…SERIOUSLY…NEVER!!!


The other day, my beautiful wife wanted to go there.  Being the good husband that I am, I said “yes.”  I was glad I did.  They had the most delicious  sausage, egg and cheese biscuit that I have tasted in recent memory.  They gained me as a customer.  For their breakfast, not their coffee.

6.  OKAY.  You didn’t really think that I would do this blog and not talk about the Dez Bryant “catch” debate from this past weekend, did you?  Let’s get it out there first.  Yes, the Dallas Cowboys are my most despised team in sports, and yes, Dez Bryant is one of my least favorite players in the NFL.  With that said, I DO NOT believe that it was a catch. 



If you go by the letter of the rule, he did not make the catch.  Calvin Johnson of the Lions got screwed by this rule a few years ago, and my own Redskin’s team got a touchdown reversed this season because of this rule. 

****Besides that, I thought it was great KARMA for this to happen to Dallas, after the horrible call against Detroit the week before while playing Dallas. 

7.  I saw something on Facebook that peaked my interest the other day.  But after checking into it, it looks like it was from 2013, and not now.  It said that NASA was paying people $18,000 dollars to stay in bed for 70 days.  SEVENTY DAYS.  Could you do it?  It sounds great when you are at work and tired and don’t want to be at your job.  But, I think that 70 days would probably end up being horrible.  I would think you would lose your muscle tone, and probably be more tired when you get done.  But then again, it’s $18,000 dollars for a little over two months of work.  I seriously doubt that I’ve ever made $9,000 dollars a month before.  SIGN ME UP….maybe…possibly….eh, probably not.

8.  I know you don’t want this image in your head, but I have to talk about when I was showering the other day.  YUCK, RIGHT?  Anyway, I have my I-POD blaring in my bathroom when I get ready.  One of the songs that played yesterday was Bobby Vinton’s “Mr. Lonely”.  I found myself singing out loud, and even playing it over again.  Then when I got upstairs, my wife told me that she really liked that song.  Yes, she can be getting ready and hear my music perfectly because of the loudness.  (Radio made me deaf, you know…ha ha)

So, I thought that we would feature Bobby Vinton today!  Bobby Vinton and Bobby Vee were my Mama’s two favorite singers while she was growing up.  I think she had crushes on both of them.  Bobby Vinton was one good looking man, if I do say so myself.



And, here’s my favorite album of all from Bobby Vinton.


Believe it or not, Bobby Vinton will turn 80 on April 16th.  EIGHTY.  That just doesn’t sound right.  Bobby is still performing in Branson, Missouri, and all over the country.  I had the pleasure of seeing him “live” in Branson a few years back.  I LOVED his show.  Here he is today, just short of birthday number 80.

Bobby Vinton Headlines the State Theatre Valentine's Day Concert



9.  And, now, sit back and enjoy some incredible music from Mr. Bobby Vinton!!

This first one is my favorite song by him.  “Please Love Me Forever.”

Here’s the beautiful ballad “Mr. Lonely.”

And, here’s one final song.  “Blue Velvet.”


A Pastor is walking down the street and he sees a man who apparently is down on his luck.  The man was unshaven, had torn clothes on, and looks like he was completely lost in the world.  The Pastor walked up to him and visited with him and finally asked him, “Do you know God? Do you know Jesus?”  The guy answered, “No, I’ve never been to church in my life.”  The Pastor asked the man if he would like to be baptized and the guy agreed.  So, the pastor takes the man down to the riverbank and they go about neck deep in water.  The Pastor grabs the man by the head and plunges him under water.  He pulls him up and says, “Have you found Jesus?”  The guy answers “No.”  So, he gets plunged down again, and the Pastor asks, “Have you found Jesus?”  The man again says “No.”  So, the Pastor sends him under water one more time.  He pulls him up and asks “have you found Jesus?”  The man, gasping for air says, “are you sure this is where he went under?”



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