It almost makes you sick how fast summer goes by…..and how LONG winter sticks around!!!

Your favorite blog is sponsored by Pierson Ford in Aberdeen.  We are in day one of our “MEGA SALE.”


In addition to giving away a 55 inch Vizio TV, a gas grill, and dozens of other prizes, we are also offering incredible prices on our pre-owned lot, and AWESOME lease prices on great Ford vehicles!!!  I just did a lease the other day for an 85 year old lady.  A beautiful 85 year old lady.  How’s that for optimism?  Why did she choose to lease?  Because, like many people, she doesn’t feel the need to “own” at this point.  We are seeing everyone from people in their early 20’s, to retired couples coming in to lease.  Maybe you should too!  Contact Pierson Ford by calling us at 1-800-627-1237, or check us out online at http://www.piersonford.com/  Or better yet, stop and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen!!!


This one is SO WRONG.  But SO DOGGONE FUNNY!!!


And now, for your enjoyment, a little “musical humor.”


This one is completely MY sense of humor!


Oh, did I mention, ANOTHER musical joke!!




2.  Going to the “potty”, the “bathroom”, or “the restroom” is vitally important.  In fact, your good health depends on you doing “your job” properly.  With that said, I think I would be HOLDING IT FOREVER if I had this toilet.


Or I would end up “going” while I was standing there. YUCK!!

3.  OUR VACATION WAS HEAVENLY!!!  My beautiful bride and I got back from vacation last week, after spending about 9 days together in Two Harbors, MN and Duluth, MN.  We had a great time, and got to get to know each other again, because we don’t see each other enough during the work year.  (And, I must say, she seems like a very nice lady!)

Here are a couple of pictures from our vacation.  I ABSOLUTELY overshot my limits on this woman!



We have always wanted to see a lighthouse.  On our vacation, we spent time at the Split Rock Lighthouse.


We had a nice surprise in Duluth.  Not even three blocks from our hotel was the site of a concert.  Not just any concert.  RICK SPRINGFIELD.  And his opening act, THE ROMANTICS.  Yep, a couple of staples from the 80’s were playing outdoors near our hotel.  We had quite a thrill running into the drummer for “The Romantics” in a record store in Duluth.  (A record store called “The Electric Fetus.”)  YUCK.


We were down front for the Rick Springfield concert.  Rick even came out into the crowd and brushed against my wife’s shoulder.  He was nice and close.  Looks pretty doggone good for 65!!!



We did a lot of things in Duluth that we have never ever done before.  We took a lake cruise, we fed the seagulls, and, we took a horse ride in a carriage!  We have ALWAYS wanted to do that!


Mapquest.com would be angry with us on our directions we took on the way home.  We went from Duluth to Aberdeen VIA Minneapolis….Yeah.  And then, we went from Minneapolis to Aberdeen VIA Sioux Falls!!!  We probably went a total of 6 hours out of our way, but we wanted to have a birthday supper in Sioux Falls with our son Mitchell and his girlfriend Jessica.  We can NEVER have enough family time!

We went to Minneapolis for a reason. We decided, as long as we were on vacation, that we should go to a Minnesota Twins game!!  The Twins were playing the Detroit Tigers.  We expected a pitching duel between Ervin Santana and Justin Verlander.  Unfortunately, it was one way, as Verlander shut the Twins down.  The Twins trailed 6-1 going into the bottom of the 9th inning, and BOOM!!!  They exploded for SEVEN RUNS in the bottom of the 9th, including a three run homer by Brian Dozier to end the game.  IT WAS UNREAL!!!  As you can tell, we were pumped after the game.


This was one of the best vacations we have ever taken.  I love going places with this woman.  I just wish we could go more places together.  Maybe closer to retirement.

4.  I have a cousin named Tara who thinks she is a comedian.  Actually she has a pretty great sense of humor.  She sent me a message on Facebook the other day that cracked me up.

She said that her and her young son were watching the classic movie “The Sandlot”, and they noticed one of the main characters named “Squints.”


And she was trying to figure out who “Squints” reminded her of.  AND THEN, SADLY, SHE REMEMBERED….



Yes, that is one of my grade school pictures from Britton Elementary School.  It’s no wonder I got beat up a lot! I hate to admit it, but Tara has a pretty good eye!

5.  Here’s the “true picture of the day.”


This picture struck me because this is how I feel.  It seems like every single day there’s someone new who’s “OFFENDED” by something in this world.  Here’s the deal.  People have the right to be offended and whatever.  But it makes me angry to no end that when just a handful of people are angry or offended, then we have to change the entire structure of something to please them.  WHAT ABOUT THE MASSES THAT THINK WHATEVER IT IS IS OKAY?  This “politically correct” B.S. drives me up a wall.  Everyone need to take a deep breath and relax!!!  I’m surprised that some people even have the time to work, eat and sleep with all of the crap they are “offended” by.  RIDICULOUS!!!

6.  We lost a pretty good actor a few days ago.  Alex Rocco died at the age of 79.  Don’t know him?  I BET YOU DO!!

Alex Rocco starred as a Las Vegas casino owner in the legendary movie “The Godfather.”


From 1981-1988 he played Jo’s father, Charlie Polniaczek on the hit TV show “The Facts Of Life.”


Alex Rocco has literally been in dozens and dozens and dozens of movies and TV shows.  Including playing Playtone Records founder Sol Siler in one of my faves, the Tom Hanks movie “That Thing You Do.”

Alex Rocco was a fantastic actor.  He seemed to play a villain quite a few times, but he did it perfectly.  Here he is in recent years.  R.I.P.



7.  My wife and I went out the other night with some of ours friends, and went to see a movie.  This movie!


Yes, it was the classic “Grease”, only this time, WE got to SING ALONG.  All of the words were on the screen when the stars were singing these timeless classics.  It was a BLAST.  We actually had a young couple in their mid 20’s with us, and they loved it too.  The theater people said that “The Sound Of Music” might be next.  THAT SOUNDS AWESOME!!!

8.  I am ABSOLUTELY going to the movies in the next few days.  The new Adam Sandler movie “Pixels” is here.  I know I talked about it before.  All of my favorite 70’s and 80’s video games come to life and try to destroy earth. 


Sounds like a very silly premise, but the movie looks good in spite of that.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch Pac Man munching down on a big city!!!

9.  We are getting closer and closer to the new Fall TV season, and my wife and I are patiently waiting for the new installment of “American Horror Story.”  This year’s season is based in a HOTEL.  And the weird part of it?  It stars Lady Gaga.  YEAH, LADY GAGA!!


I also just found out today that the incredibly beautiful and incredibly talented Lily Rabe is going to be playing a serial killer in the hotel.


So, we have had a season in a haunted house.  We have had a season in an insane asylum.  We have had a season in a carnival.  And we have had a season about witches.  And now a hotel.  This one could be horrifying.  The problem is, we have STAYED at hotels that have been a nightmare.  Ha Ha


A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her, “The driver just insulted me!” The man says, “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”




HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!!  We are truly the greatest country in the world.  The “LAND OF THE FREE.”



This blog is sponsored by Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD.  Well, the vehicles keep coming in day after day.  We have received a number of 2016 Ford Fusions.  I am not joking when I say that we cannot keep Fusions on the lot.  About 7-10 days ago, we had ONE Ford Fusion on the lot.  ONE!!!  We are now restocked and ready to go.  It seems like the color that is going to be a biggie is the new “shadow black.”


It’s a sharp new shade of black, and the rims look incredible with it!  Stop by and see us at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD.  We are located in the auto plaza, north highway 281, right across from Shopko.  You can always call us at 1-800-627-1237, or check us out online at http://www.piersonford.com/


I got a kick out of this one.


This one is funny.  A little bit cringe worthy, but funny.


This one may take you a minute, but once you get it, IT’S HILARIOUS!


This next one is SO my sense of humor.


AND, this one…..


And….well, you get the picture!


2.  I saw that someone had a picture of what “our society” looks like today.  Isn’t this the truth?  People have to gripe and moan about EVERYTHING.  And, nothing seems to be good enough for us.  This one should be funny, but in many ways, it’s not.


3.  My wife had her class reunion this past weekend.  I won’t tell you how many years, because then it won’t be fun at home for a couple of days.  Ha ha.  Anyway, we played a fun game at the reunion.  It was “JENGA”, only it was “REAL LIFE JENGA.”  I couldn’t play, because the game makes me crazy.  Or crazier, depending on who you talk to.


4.  SOMEONE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR.  There is a guy in Fargo, or WAS a guy in Fargo, who apparently has my sense of humor.  He had made his demands about how he wanted his obituary in the newspaper after he passed away.  Well, he died this past week.  And to honor his wishes, his family posted his obituary in the Fargo Forum, JUST THE WAY HE WANTED IT.


I would have LOVED to have met this guy.  It sounds like he had a wonderful sense of humor.

And, even in death, he got the LAST LAUGH!!!

5.  Speaking of obituaries, a great comedian from the days past has died.  Jack Carter was 93 when he passed away a couple of days ago.  You may remember him from “The Dean Martin Show”, “Laugh-In”, “The Ed Sullivan Show” and many others shows.  I remember him being a panelist on “Match Game.”  Another of the comedic legends is gone.


HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Actor Jack Carter arrives at LA's Premiere of Twyla Tharp-Frank Sinatra Musical "Come Fly Away" at the Pantages Theatre on October 25, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Pantages Theatre)

6.  Most people know that I am a country music diehard.  But, my country music is from the 50’s thru the 90’s.  I can’t really stand the new country music today.  But, that’s just my opinion.  I go WAY BACK in history for my favorite country music.  I would have been completely satisifed growing up in the late 50’s and 60’s in country music.  With that said, check out the shirt that I ordered that should be here any day.  (And, no those are not my arms.)




Yes, the Minnesota Wild signed their goalie from this past year.  The goalie that made a huge impact on the team.  Devan Dubnyk got a six year contract, which may be a big one, but my gut tells me that he’s worth every penny.  AND WHAT A GUT I HAVE!!!

And then yesterday, my day was made again.  Another great signing!!


In case you haven’t noticed, I have become a hockey fanatic.  A hockey die-hard.  Plus, it’s driving me crazy waiting for the next season to begin!!  I am almost more excited about the hockey season than the NFL season.  And I have NEVER EVER uttered those words before!!!

8.  I finally got to see the documentary about Glen Campbell and his decline from Alzheimers.  It showed on CNN the other night, and I caught the last hour.  I was mesmerized.  I give Glen and his family lots of credit for having the heart to put this out to the public.  It shows a man who loved his family and loved his music, and it shows how both of his loves slowly began to decline.  Sad.


You find out in this show just how important his music was to his mind and his heart.  I strongly urge you to watch this.  Plus maybe have a few kleenex available.  I am a HUGE Glen Campbell fan, and have even met him once.  He was incredibly nice.  Even after a few decades in the business, he took care of his fans, and was so genuine.  I love you Glen Campbell, and I thank you for the impact you made and had on the music world!!

9.  THIS WORLD HAS GONE CRAZY.  I didn’t have to write that, you probably already knew that.  We have become so touchy about everything.  Now, even practical jokes.  Who hasn’t played a practical joke on somebody else?  And if no one was hurt, what’s the big deal?  A tenured teacher in Tennessee may be fired for participating in a prank on other teachers.  Plus, the kids weren’t even in school, so nobody witnessed it.  The prank included the following.

****a lotion like substance put on classroom door handles.

****chairs and desks overturned in a couple of classrooms.

****vehicles moved around the lot without permission.  (That’s the fun of it.)

****and, finally, the one that just about put me over the edge.  Non-edible styrofoam packing peanuts were taken and put in someones car.  The reason this is bad?  THEY WERE THE PROPERTY OF THE SCHOOL.

C’mon people.  Nobody can have fun anymore.  Now, if they had started something on fire, or crashed a car or something like that, then throw the book at them.  But this was just a few pranks.  That they did every year on each other, by the way.  I think a reprimand would have been fine with this.  NOT A POSSIBLE FIRING.

10.  Speaking of overreacting, check out what TV-LAND did.  With all the controversy of the confederate flag happening in this country, TV-LAND decided to pull all of the “Dukes Of Hazzard” reruns because the confederate flag is on top of the car?  REALLY?  SERIOUSLY?  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I think that this confederate flag debate is real, and needed.  But to yank a TV show off the air from the 80’s because the flag is on the top of the car?  To this blogger it seems ridiculous.


I love this country.  I love this world.  But, I’m getting super tired of having a few people offended, and then having to change EVERYTHING because of a few people.  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAJORITY RULES?

11.  It’s almost VACATION TIME.  I will be gone from the 4th thru the 13th.  Heading to Minnesota with my baby.  We are taking some much needed and much deserved time off.



We have never been to either community, but since I announced where we were going, I have received numerous suggestions on what to do.  WE CANNOT WAIT!!!


Batman and Robin are camping in the desert, set up their tent and are asleep. Some hours later, Batman wakes his faithful friend. “Robin, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

Robin replies, ” I see millions of stars.”

“What does that tell you?” asks Batman.

Robin ponders for a minute.

“Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.

Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.

Chronologically, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three.

Theologically, it’s evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant.

Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

What does it tell you, Batman?”

Batman is silent for a moment, then speaks:

“Robin, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent.”




This is what THEY say!!!


This is what I SAY!!!!!!!


We leave July 4th for an eight day vacation. It cannot get here quick enough!!

This blog is sponsored by Pierson Ford in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen, SD.  We are just across the street from Shopko.

New on our lot right now, a “summertime toy”.  We have a 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, with, get this, only 5800 miles on it…..5800 MILES!!!  Crazy.  Plus it has a manual transmission, which a lot of people look for in this car.


You can see all the information on the picture. The phone number, the website, everything!!!  Get a hold of us on this beauty.  It won’t last long.


Sometimes auto-correct can cause many problems.  This is one of them.


I have had some bullies in my lifetime, so naturally, this one made me laugh out loud!


You almost feel sorry for this fella….Until you eat him.

World's Most Funniest Animals Photos (2)

It must be “bird day.”


Ok.  What the heck!  How about ONE MORE?  (And it’s a classic)


You have to know that a date with Dracula must “really suck.”  OK. that was bad, even for me.


2.  Sad news to report.  “Eight Is Enough” Dad, Dick Van Patten has died at the age of 86.  He apparently died of complications from diabetes.  Everybody remembers one of America’s favorite Dads.


Probably my favorite role of Dick Van Patten, was playing the ruler in the classic Mel Brooks movie “Spaceballs.”  Featuring the classic lines, “1…..2……3…..4……5….”, and the line “Would I lie to you?”  They may not sound funny in this context, but trust me, they are hilarious in the movie.


Here is Dick Van Patten recently.  R.I.P.


3.  So, this past Sunday was Father’s Day.  Hopefully all of you Dads had a wonderful day!  I know I did.  Hmmm….what gift to get Dad.  How about a gift that will LAST FOREVER.  A gift that you’ll NEVER FORGET.  WAIT….I HAVE A GREAT IDEA!!


4.  IDIOT OF THE DAY:  Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.  Most everybody knows this rapper/producer/agent, and one coach at UCLA wishes he didn’t know Sean very well.  Apparently P. Diddy didn’t like the way a certain coach was handling his son Justin on the football field, or how the coach was talking to his son, so he let his emotions get the best of him.  Sean Combs apparently assaulted one of the coaches with a gym kettlebell.  Whatever the heck THAT is.  Charges have been filed against him, including assault with a deadly weapon.  Yikes.  He may be in a TON of trouble.  Oh wait, no he won’t.  He’s a celebrity.


5.  Anyone who knows me very well knows that I am a HUGE fan of Laurel And Hardy.  I think that they are the best comedy duo of all time.  Jerry Lewis and my man, Dean Martin are in second place.  But a pretty far away second place to Stan and Ollie.  I had a friend send me a picture on Facebook of the last photo session of Laurel and Hardy.  This photo was taken in 1956, just months before Oliver Hardy passed away at the age of 65.  Stan Laurel died in 1965.  By the time this photo was taken, Oliver Hardy had OBVIOUSLY lost a bunch of weight, and Stan Laurel had unfortunately had a stroke by this time.  What a classic photo!!!


6.  IT’S ROCK AND ROLL TIME!!!  My beautiful wife bought tickets to a Boston and Eddie Money concert for me and both of my boys for our birthdays this summer.  What a great gift!!  The big concert is this Thursday at Scheel’s Arena in Fargo.  It’s funny.  I have wanted to see Boston in concert since back in the mid to late 70’s.  I never got the chance.  Now, I have seen them THREE TIMES in the past four years!!!  LOVE THEM.  Here’s a photo of the group Boston, and a video of my favorite tune from them.



Eddie Money will be opening for Boston.  He puts on a pretty good show and has had a bunch of hits.  Coming up is my personal favorite from “The Money Man.”



I have to remember to pick up some earplugs.  HECK NO!!!  NEVER, NEVER NEVER EVER WILL I WEAR EARPLUGS.  I came to rock out, and I want it as loud as humanly possible!!!  ROCK ON, BABY!!!

7.  Speaking of music, let’s do a “where are they now?”  Today, we feature Benny Mardones.  What? Never heard of him?  I bet you have.  Benny Mardones had ONE big hit, but he did something that only a few artists have ever done.  He had this song on the charts, not ONCE, but TWICE.  First of all in 1980, and then in 1989. 


This awesome song came from this 1980 album.  Yes, I said ALBUM!!



Benny Mardones is now 68 years old, and even though he has Parkinson’s, he still performs to sold out crowds everywhere.  All because of one great song.  THIS great song.  I still listen to it a bunch!!!

Here’s Benny today at 68.  He’s the one on the right.


8.  OK.  I am NOT a fan of cats.  I have said that before.  However, with that said, there are some cute videos of cats out there.  THIS is one of them.

Apparently not only adults get cranky when you take their nicotine away. 


“I was in the restaurant yesterday when I suddenly realized I desperately needed to pass gas. The music was really, really loud, so I timed my gas with the beat of the music.

After a couple of songs, I started to feel better. I finished my coffee, and noticed that everybody was staring at me….

Then I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my iPod.”

YIKES…That would be MY luck.  Here’s one more!!

A man asked his wife, “What would you most like for your birthday?”

She said, “I’d love to be ten again.”

On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and they went to a theme park. He put her on every ride in the park – the Death Slide, The Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear.

She had a go on every ride there was. She staggered out of the theme park five hours later, her head reeling and her stomach turning.

Then they were off to a movie theater where they ate popcorn and sweets and drank Cola. At last she staggered home with her husband and collapsed into bed.

Her husband leaned over and asked, “Well, dear, what was it like being ten again?” One eye opened and she groaned, “You idiot, I meant DRESS SIZE!!”

Sometimes you just can’t win for losing…ha ha.  HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYBODY!

Jay Dean




Your favorite blog is sponsored by Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD.  Hey, the new vehicles keep rolling in.  It’s kind of fun watching the big loaded trucks pull up with new vehicles.  Today I want to show you the brand new Ford Flex.


Lots of room in this baby!  This is a very popular vehicle among families.

Also, just put on the lot yesterday, a brand spanking new, newly redesigned Ford Edge.  This is the titanium package, so it’s LOADED.  And, I mean LOADED. 


You can stop and see us in the auto plaza in Aberdeen.  Phone number and website address is listed on the above vehicle.


This sounds like something sarcastic that I would do at home.  ONCE.


I put this next one on Facebook trying to get a rise out of my family.  Sadly, my wife agreed with this.  Ha ha.


I am not a “cat person”, so I don’t know if this is true.  But, I hear it is.


Awww.  Look at the cute babies!


This next one cracked me up.  Although for most men, It’s not funny.


2.  I don’t have much to say on the following subject, except this.  It pretty much speaks for all of us.


3.  Today we are going to talk mostly movies and deaths.  Mmmm. Sounds appealing, right?

Let’s, sadly, start out with deaths.

I was so sad last night to hear of the passing of one of country music’s great stars and great ambassadors of classic country music.  Jim Ed Brown died at the age of 81 Thursday due to complications from cancer.  I have visited with Jim Ed on a few occasions, and I will tell you this.  He was so warm and down home.  He acted like he truly loved talking with you, which I’m sure he did.  He made you feel special, like it wasn’t just a normal person meeting a “big star”, but it was a normal person meeting another normal person.  Jim Ed Brown was a giant of a man in talent, stature, and personality.

I have, luckily, been a guest backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, probably 6-8 times in my radio career.  I would go back as guests of Little Jimmy Dickens or Charlie Walker, both of whom are gone from this earth.  Jim Ed was always backstage and was one of the kindest, warmest people that I met backstage.  You see, classic country stars are different than today’s country stars, and CERTAINLY different than rock musicians.  They truly appreciate their fans, and NEVER forget where they came from. 

Jim Ed Brown started his career alongside his sisters Maxine and Bonnie.  They had a monster hit in 1959 that is still known today.  In fact, in our sales meeting this morning I was talking about Jim Ed’s passing, and I sang the first line of this song, and someone finished it right away.  It’s that great of a song.



Here’s the classic song, “The Three Bells.”

And, of course, in his solo career, Jim Ed Brown is known for a huge huge hit.



Not only did Jim Ed appear with his sisters and a solo career, he also was part of one of the biggest duos in country music history.  Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius.  Featuring this tremendously big hit.


Jim Ed and Helen _ _ _

He also did what many legendary artists did not do.  He released a new album last year!


Jim Ed Brown, you will be missed.  You were a gentleman and a tremendous country singer. 


4.  We will talk one more celebrity death a big later.  First of all, let’s lighten the mood by talking HORROR MOVIES.  ha ha.  Yeah, that’s right, I saw a couple of horror movies recently that need to be talked about.

My darling sister, Krista and I went to see the third installment of the “Insidious” movie franchise, appropriately called “Insidious 3.”  (GREAT NAME, HUH?)  This movie terrified me.  I actually screamed once in the movie.  But, I wasn’t the only one screaming in the theater, so I didn’t feel too bad.


My sister, my boys and I LOVE horror movies.  And this is one of the best ones we have seen in recent months.  Was it as good as the first two?  I will say this.  The first one was awesome.  The second one was good.  This one ranks up there with the first one.  If you like suspense, jumping out of your seat, and occasionally possibly wetting your pants a little bit, then this movie is for you!!!

Oh yeah, and one more thing.  The “witch woman” appeared in this one, too.  CREEPY WOMAN.


5.  Speaking of horror movies, there was a night this past week that I couldn’t sleep.  (Well that’s about every night, but this one was special….not really.)

I turned on the TV and there was a movie called “Patrick”.  I figured it had to be a remake, because I remembered the one from the late 70’s.


I was correct.  This is an Australian remake of the movie.


As you can tell by poster number one, the premise of the movie is that Patrick is “out cold”, but can still make things happen with his brain.  Scary stuff.  Not a big big horror kind of movie, but yet creepy.

There was a young lady in the remake that I instantly fell in love with.  One of the main reasons?  She is beautiful.  But mostly because she has that sexy Australian accent.  You know the same accent that drives me crazy from that one lady?  Olivia Newton John? 

This young lady’s name is Sharni Vinson.  She has appeared in other movies, but is really good in this one.  Here she is.  You be the judge if she is a beauty or not.



Don’t worry, Olivia.  You are still, and will ALWAYS be my favorite Aussie.

6.  One more movie tidbit.  I am a fan of Adam Sandler.  Not a HUGE fan, but a fan.  He has a few movies that I absolutely love.  ( Mr. Deeds being one of them), And he has movies that I despise.  ( Little Nicky makes my skin crawl.)

He has a new movie coming out soon called “Pixels” that has my complete attention.  it makes the video game world of the 80’s come alive.  Pac Man is on the loose and others, like Donkey Kong are called in to help.  Sounds cool, right?



I will give it a shot.  It’s too bad that we can’t see the movie for the same price of playing the video game.  (One thin quarter.)

7.  This past week marked the 43rd anniversary of the Rapid City flood of 1972.  This was one of the most deadly floods in our country’s history.  Over 200 people died.  Over 5,000 vehicles were ruined.  Homes were demolished. Water gushed everywhere.



My dearly departed Papa was a National Guard member, and was “training” at Camp Rapid above the city.  I use the word “training” lightly.  Ha ha.  Anyway, while playing cards one day, (see?)  a guy came running in and said “RAPID CITY IS FLOODING, WE NEED TO GET DOWN THERE.”  Dad said that nobody believed him.  Until they looked out and windows and only saw water.  My Dad, along with hundreds and hundreds of others came to the rescue of Rapid City.  Dad told us stories about it that were horrible.  I have an Aunt and Uncle who lost their car in the flood.  This was horrible, and we just have to pray that something bad like this never ever happens again!!!

8.  One more celebrity death.  The legendary actor Christopher Lee died this week at the tender age of 93.  AND HE WAS WORKING RIGHT UP UNTIL BEFORE HIS DEATH.   Impressive!  Christopher Lee was an actor for many decades.  Try this on for size.  His first role was in 1946, and he acted up thru 2015.  WOW…

Christopher Lee played many legendary movie monsters.  Among them, Frankenstein….Count Dracula…Fu Manchu….The Mummy…..and more.



He also played James Bond’s enemy, “Scaramanga” from the movie “The Man With The Golden Gun” from 1974.


Most recently, Christopher Lee starred as Saruman in the “Hobbit” movies.


Christopher Lee was 93, and leaves behind a legacy of hit movies that could fill anybody’s movie closet.


9.  My wife’s birthday is coming up in July.  I’m planning on buying her a nice gift, taking her out for supper at the eatery of her choice, and then letting her pick out the evening’s plans.  Normally, it’s a movie, or miniature golf, or something like that. 

I am also embarrassed to do that after hearing what Kim Kardashian did for her man, Kanye West.  Granted, they have a LITTLE BIT bigger pocketbook than I do, but WOW….Kanye had a birthday the other day, so Kimmy rented out the Staples Center in LA, and got a couple dozen NBA stars and singers and actor buddies together for a basketball game.  Total cost?  A mere $110,000.  ONE HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.  That seems a big too much.  In fact, a LOT too much. 


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.”




OK…This is scary to think about!


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HMMM.  This seems legit.


This is absolutely the way that I would cook this crap.


Give you a little Star Wars humor I must.


And finally, this completely makes sense.


2.  I have found a pair of shorts that I MUST HAVE.  I’m pretty sure that I will be ordering these in the next few days.  BEAUTIFUL!!!


3.  ROAD TRIP!!!  I am taking my beautiful baby sister on the road for a couple of days this week.  We are traveling to Fargo, to meet up with my son Mitchell and his girlfriend Jessica.  We are going to eat ourselves silly at Ribfest in the parking lot of the Fargodome. 

The food is fine, but I’m going for the MUSIC!!!  Wednesday night, we get to see rock and roll legend “38 SPECIAL.”


We get to rock and roll outdoors to great music like this!!

And, on Thursday night we get to jam with 90’s band, “GIN BLOSSOMS.”


  We will hear awesome hits like this one.

Opening for “GIN BLOSSOMS”, will be the band “REMBRANDTS”, who will be singing their hit, the theme from “Friends.”  And, we’ll see the band “Fastball”.  It’s a 90’s blast!!!  Should be fun.

4.  We had a celebrity death in recent days that is worth mentioning.  One of the most famous ladies from a horror movie passed away.  Betsy Palmer died at the age of 88.  Do you know which horror classic she was in?  I’ll tell you.  She was in a little movie from the 80’s.


Betsy Palmer starred as “Jason’s Mom” in the legendary horror movie.



Even though this was probably her most famous role, Betsy Palmer had been around for decades in Hollywood.  Check out what a beauty she was in her younger days.

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Here is a picture of Betsy in her final years.


5.  Uh-oh….The man upstairs must be coming back soon.  Why?  Because the two worst baseball teams in the league last year are LEADING their divisions right now.

My beloved Minnesota Twins are in first place, and had the most productive month of May than any other baseball team in major league baseball.  CRAZY, HUH?


Plus, the Houston Astros are leading their division and they were HORRIBLE the past few years.


All of us Twins fans stuck with our favorite team, even though they had 90 plus losses in a few straight seasons.  I just hope that they can keep it going.  It would be fun seeing them in the playoffs again.

6.  CAITLYN JENNER?  SERIOUSLY?  This Bruce Jenner thing has become even weirder in the last few days.  Now HE, I mean, SHE, or whatever, is coming out on a magazine cover, and this is her new look.



The ironic thing is that Bruce, I mean, CAITLYN, said that all they want is their “PRIVACY.”  Really?  So you give numerous TV interviews and photo shoots, but you want your PRIVACY?  Ummm.  Privacy is going away and not coming out in public and trying to stay out of the limelight.  Try it.  I dare you.  No, seriously.  TRY IT. 

7.  I have to admit it.  I was incredibly sad watching the very last, final episode of “Late Night With David Letterman.”


I was sad, because we will probably not see him very much the rest of his life.  Dave is a very very private person, and now after leaving the show, he’ll probably just go away for good.  (Take notes Caitlyn.)

I am nothing but impressed and have nothing but respect for David Letterman.  He was completely screwed out of getting the “Tonight Show” after Johnny Carson retired.  Dave was TOLD by numerous sources that he was a shoe-in.  But, they ended up giving it to Jay Leno, and a feud was about to begin.  But, God bless Johnny Carson.  He loved Letterman, and he even came over to CBS to Dave’s show to wish him well.


David Letterman has had literally thousands of guest in his over three decades of being on TV, but his show insiders say that Bill Murray was his all time favorite guest.


We will miss you Dave.  Thank you for making our lives a little better for so many years.  Thank you for being the creative genius that you are.  Late night will never ever be the same now that Carson and Letterman are off the tube.  Although, I will say that Jimmy Fallon is doing great!  But still, he’s no Letterman.  And he’s CERTAINLY no Carson.  WE LOVE YOU DAVE!!!


A farmer and his brand new bride were riding home from the chapel in a wagon pulled by a team of horses, when the older horse stumbled. The farmer said, “That’s once.”

A little further along, the poor old horse stumbled again. The farmer said, “That’s twice.”

After a little, while the poor old horse stumbled again. The farmer didn’t say anything, but reached under the seat, pulled out a shotgun and shot the horse.

His brand new bride raised all kind of heck with him, telling him, “That was an awful thing to do.” The farmer said, “That’s once.”





This weekend is the Memorial Day weekend.  Have fun. Unwind.  Go boating.  Do whatever you want, but PLEASE take the time to remember what Memorial Day is all about.

Memorial Day

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I don’t know why my doctor needs this, but, well, OKAY!!

11205153_10152831446759013_8052811925924647435_nI hope I wasn’t guilty of this years ago.


A few of my friends got a kick out of this next one!


Some girls are SO touchy!!


This next one made me hungry.


2.  VACATION CHANGE!!!  After hours and hours of deliberating, my beautiful wife and I have decided NOT to go to Colorado this summer, but to head east.



That’s right, we have decided to go stay in the woods around Two Harbors, MN, and to spend a few days in Duluth.  We have been told by many friends, including a couple that used to live there, that Duluth is a great place to visit.  We will find out.  We are very excited about it.

However, the place that I am MOST excited to see is in Grand Rapids, MN.  We will be seeing the childhood home of Judy Garland.  If you know me, you know that my all time favorite movie is “The Wizard Of Oz”.  This will be exciting.



Apparently the museum near her home has the carriage that was pulled by “a horse of a different color” in the movie.  I didn’t know that Abraham Lincoln was the original owner of that carriage!!!

3.  Tom Brady this. Tom Brady that.  I’m getting tired of hearing about “inflategate.”  My feelings?  Not that my opinion matters, but I think this may be a whole lot of nothing.  I guarantee you that stuff like this and even WORSE stuff happens all the time in the NFL.  Yes, granted that Tom may have been caught red handed, but there have been other penalties dealt that should have been way way worse.  With that said, I am no big fan of Tom Brady.  I RESPECT what he has done, and yes, he will end up one of the top five quarterbacks of all time. I do believe this.  I just feel a little bad for him that his squeaky clean image has been tarnished by something that may be going on with all 32 teams.

By the way, one place that Tom doesn’t have many fans is New York City, the home of the New York Jets.  The fans didn’t waste much time after the announcement to get their “digs” in on Tom Brady.


4.  Hey, Yogi Berra turned 90 recently!!!


NO!!!  Not YOGI BEAR, Yogi BERRA.  He is one of the true living legends of major league baseball.


Granted, he played for my most despised team in the league, but you have to respect Yogi.  Here are a couple of pictures of Yogi Berra recently, including one with Tommy Lasorda.



5.  WOW!!  The Minnesota Timberwolves won the number one pick in the NBA draft last night!!!  I was watching it, and I was SURE that there would be a conspiracy, and the Los Angeles Lakers would get number one.  They received number two by the way.  The Lakers are my most despised NBA team.  ( Have you noticed that my most despised teams are coming out of the wood works today?  Well, I will tell you, there are no stories about my MOST despised team in any sports…the Dallas Cowboys.)


I heard a couple of commentators on ESPN the other night say that the T-WOLVES are one of the teams to look out for in the next year or two.  WOW…Those are words we have NEVER heard in this region.  Let’s hope they are right.  They seem to have the right nucleus of players in place.

6.  And, I supposed I should be a big boy and mention my beloved Minnesota Wild.  The last time we talked they were getting ready to take on the Chicago Blackhawks in round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Well, things didn’t quite work out as we had hoped.  In fact, they weren’t even CLOSE.  The Blackhawks buried my Wild four games to none.  We are done for the year, and frankly, I don’t even feel bad that we are done.  You don’t deserve to move on when you play like they did.  it’s almost like the Wild have the “Yankees and Twins” syndrome when they play the Blackhawks.  My Twins always struggle against the Yankees, and it looks like my Wild will not get Chicago off of their backs anytime soon.

7.  Speaking of my Minnesota Wild, we wouldn’t have even GOT to the playoffs if it wasn’t for our newly obtained goalie, Devan Dubnyk.  The Wild’s top priority in the offseason is to sign Devan to a long team deal.  I saw a picture of Devan the other night, and I think I figured out who is DADDY is. 


I think it’s DOUG MCKENZIE from the movie “Strange Brew” seen here on the right side.


And, they both talk Canadian, AYE?

8.  Here’s the ironic thing about talking about Doug McKenzie.  He is played by actor Dave Thomas, and while grabbing a picture of him, I found out that today is the 66th birthday of Dave Thomas.

I first remember him from the great comedy sketch show “SCTV.”


He also starred in the movie that I just talked about, “Strange Brew”, with Rick Moranis as his brother Bob McKenzie.


You probably also remember Dave Thomas from the hit TV show “Grace Under Fire.”


Here is Dave Thomas recently.


9.  Burt Reynolds used to be every woman’s dream guy.  Like back in his “Smokey And The Bandit” days.


Burt Reynolds has changed a BUNCH in recent years.  Of course, he’s one year short of 80, though.  Burt recently appeared at a Comic Con festival, and shocked a lot of people by the way he looked.



We are all getting older.  Even our Hollywood legends.  I love Burt Reynolds. I wish him nothing but the very best!

10.  Remember the “Little Rascals” movie back in the 90’s?  It celebrated it’s 20th anniversary last year by getting the kids together for a remake of their movie poster.  THIS IS TOTALLY COOL!!!



A lady was walking down the street when she was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked her for a couple of dollars for dinner.

She took out her wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, ‘If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?’

‘No, I had to stop drinking years ago’, the homeless woman told her.

‘Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?’ the lady asked.

‘No, I don’t waste time shopping,’ the homeless woman said. ‘I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.’

‘Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?’ she asked.

‘Are you NUTS!’ replied the homeless woman. I haven’t had my hair done in 20 years!’

Then the lady said, ‘I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.’

The homeless Woman was shocked. ‘Won’t your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.’

Then the woman said, ‘That’s okay. It’s important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine.’




GOOD TUESDAY EVERYBODY!!!  Wow.  Can’t believe how fast time flies!  51 candles on my cake today.  It seems like just a year ago that I was celebrating my 50th birthday!  Anyway, here’s what my cake looks like today.


And, by the way, you can tell that I’m 51 years old and slipping.  While preparing for this blog, I had to look at my phone to see what THE DATE WAS!!!  Unreal!

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I never knew the moon had it in him.


My cousin Lori posted this on my Facebook page.  LOVE IT!!


I could give you a list of people that fit into this next one!


This one makes me mad. It’s just not fair to us guys!


NO KIDDING WOMEN!  This one is So true!


2.  Well, the good news is, my Minnesota Wild are in the playoffs!!!



The BAD news is, that they are down 2 games to none to the Chicago Blackhawks.  Here’s the deal, the Blackhawks are an incredibly talented team.  However, they are the Wild’s arch rivals.  And they are beginning to become my “Dallas Cowboys of the NHL.”  Which isn’t a good thing!  Anyway, my birthday wish for today is that the get a big win tonight!  We will find out later tonight if my wish comes true.

3.  One of my favorite shows on TV is “The Simpsons”.  It amazes me that a cartoon show can stay fresh and funny after almost 25 years.  “The Simpson’s” started out in 1987 on the “Tracey Ullman Show”, and got their own show in 1990 on Fox.  It is now the longest running TV show in history.  I believe it was “Gunsmoke” that ran for 20 seasons.  Anyway, my point is, someone had some fun and posted pictures of real life people looking like Simpson’s characters.  Check this out.

Mr. Burns


This one is good.  Bart’s good friend Millhouse.


And, by far, my favorite one, the Simpson’s nerdy next door neighbor, Ned Flanders.


4.  I’m sure that most, if not all of you know that I am a huge Washington Redskins fan.  And, obviously, if you are a Redskin’s fan, you CANNOT like the Dallas Cowboys.  (see post #2).  With that said, I found a t-shirt that I think I truly must have.  See what you think!



5.  My beautiful wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary on April 25th.  Being the romantic person that I am, I planned an entire weekend with her without her knowing anything about where we were going.  That is, until the night before we left when she practically beat it out of me.  My wife despises surprises, so she FOR SURE wanted to know where we were going.  (That’s why at Christmas time I don’t buy her gifts until December 23rd or 24th!!)

Our journey started out on the Friday night of our anniversary weekend,  as we trekked thru my wife’s hometown areas of Roslyn, SD and Eden, SD.  We actually lived in Eden for a short time after we were married.  We ate at the hotspot in town called “Club Eden.”  EXCELLENT FOOD. EXCELLENT SERVICE.

After we ate we traveled a few miles down the road to Sisseton, SD to see the great Eddy Raven in concert.  Eddy was a favorite of ours in the 80’s and 90’s in country music.  We even had the opportunity to meet him afterwards.


Eddy Raven has had some great songs in the past like I’m Gonna Get You.”

And, one of our personal favorites “In A Letter To You.”

Eddy Raven was awesome.  He has had so many hits from the 70’s thru 90’s that you forget about.  The opening act was called “Just Between Friends”.  They are a bunch of Sisseton friends who got together to jam.  Seriously?  THEY ARE MY FAVORITE REGIONAL BAND THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD IN THIS AREA.  They played all kinds of classic songs.  LOVE THEM.

After the concert we ventured off to Watertown, SD to spend the night.  The next morning we took off for Minneapolis for a play.  Here’s the deal.  We were on our anniversary weekend, and I got tickets to see a play called “THE GREAT DIVORCE.”  ha ha.  It’s not about divorce, however.  it’s about heaven and hell.


After the play, we enjoyed a very very expensive meal at the place called “Seven.”  We have never before, and probably will never again spend $200 dollars on a meal for two.  But, it was fun once.

That night, we took our son’s advice and went to a scary movie called “Unfriended.”  I use the word “scary” lightly.  We did not like the movie at all.  With all the computer crap in the movie, it was way more geared towards people like our sons.


We spent the night at a very ritzy hotel that is hooked on to the Mall Of America.  It’s called Radisson Blu.


It was the most amazing hotel we have ever stayed at.  From the moment you get out of your vehicle they wait on your hand and foot.  For a tip, obviously. But it was so cool.  On Sunday we shopped at the Mall Of America, and then we had lunch at Dick’s Last Resort.


If you have never been there, here’s what they do.  They are kind of an “insult food and drink place.”  The waiters are kind of rude to you, but not offensive.  IT WAS A BLAST.  They put silly paper hats on your head and they write something on them.  We saw a little kid with his hat that said “Daddy’s little mistake.”  HILARIOUS.  We gave the waiter back about as much crap as he gave us.  And then it was homeward bound after a beautiful weekend together.  Aren’t I a romantic?

6.  Which brings us to our summer vacation.  We can’t decide where to go, so it’s looking like we’re going back to our favorite place.


COLORADO.  We love being in the mountains.  In fact, we love it so much that we’re planning on moving out there sometime in the next three or four years.  And, just to beat some of you to the punchline, NO, we are not moving there for the WEED.  That’s the first comment we hear from people.  But, NO. And I mean a BIG “NO.”

7.  With all the negativity coming out of Baltimore recently, I thought I would pass along a couple of things. First of all, sometimes I’m ashamed to have come from the “media” area in radio.  Radio and TV are vastly different, but we are both “media.”  I think that 24 hour news channels like CNN and FOX can make or break news stories.  They can turn them slightly positive, or focus on the negative.  Unfortunately, they both went for the negative.  All we saw were the riots and clashes.  They never posted pictures like this.


A picture like that goes a long way in the healing department.

8.  We lost a goodie in the past week.  Singer Ben E. King died at the age of 76.

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Ben E. King

  He is mostly known for singing one of the biggest ballads in the history of music.  “Stand By Me.”

I think about everybody knows the words to that song.

9.  A couple of us were talking the other day about the great comedian Jerry Lewis.  My friend wondered if he was still alive.  Yes he is.  Jerry Lewis is now 89 years old.  89!!!  He got his start as part of the duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.  By the way, I am a HUGE, HUGE Dean Martin fan.

1953: American comic team Dean Martin (L) and Jerry Lewis smiling, in a promotional portrait for the television show, 'The Colgate Comedy Hour,' of which they were frequent hosts.



Here’s Jerry Lewis today at 89!!!


10.  Apparently, I’m not supposed to see Alan Jackson in concert. 


For my birthday, my beautiful wife bought me tickets to see Alan Jackson in Brookings, SD.  Well, the original date of May 2nd was postponed until May 7th.  Now, the May 7th date has been postponed to a later date which has not been announced yet.  So now, we are sitting on tickets to see AJ and have no idea when or IF he is even going to play.

The fun story about seeing Alan Jackson is this.  Alan played at We-Fest in Detroit Lakes, MN probably 10 years ago.  My two brothers and their wives and my wife and I attended the event.  All I wanted to see was Alan Jackson.  His show begins are 10:30-11:00 at night, and he had a period in his concert where he played like 3 or 4 slow songs back to back.  My fellow concert goers had a few too many, were sunburned and were extremely exhausted.  So, they all voted to leave the AJ concert and head back to the hotel.  This totally infuriated me, because I bought the tickets for the event for everybody, and all I wanted to see was Alan Jackson.  Well, this has become a running joke in my family, so now I’m thumbing my nose at them because I’m FINALLY going to see his entire show.  MAYBE.  POSSIBLY.  WHO KNOWS? 


A guy is going on an ocean cruise and he tells his doctor that he’s worried about getting seasick. The doctor suggests, ”Eat two pounds of stewed tomatoes before you leave the dock.” The guy replies, ”Will that keep me from getting sick, Doc?” The doctor says, “No, but it’ll look really pretty in the water.”


A husband got his mother-in-law a cemetery plot for Christmas. It came with a coffin, tomb stone, the works. Next Christmas comes by and the husband gets her nothing. When the mother-in-law asks, “Why didn’t you get me a gift?” the husband says, ” Because…You haven’t used the one I got you last year!”