RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY JUNE 23RD, 2015

This is what THEY say!!!

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

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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.

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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.

1.  IT’S JOKE TIME!!!

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

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

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

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It must be “bird day.”

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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!!

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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.”

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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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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9.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

“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

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR FRIDAY JUNE 12TH, 2015

OH YEAH!!!

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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.

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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. 

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

1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!

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

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

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

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Awww.  Look at the cute babies!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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. 

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 WEEKEND!

JAY DEAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY JUNE 2ND, 2015

OK…This is scary to think about!

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Today’s blog, and EVERY blog is sponsored by your friends at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD.  Hey, listen, we’ve talked about leasing before, but I want to really hit it again.  I have had at least 10 people lease vehicles in the past three months.  Why are people leasing?  Easy.  Low monthly payments.  Full warranty the entire time you’re driving it during the lease, plus roadside assistance, and peace of mind.  You can, right now, find great lease prices on great Ford products like the Fusion, Focus, Explorer, the newly designed F-150 and a whole lot more. 

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To find out more, contact Pierson Ford at 1-800-627-1237, or better yet, stop and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen.  You can also see our entire lineup at http://www.piersonford.com/

1.  LET’S KICK IT OFF WITH SOME FUN!!!

HMMM.  This seems legit.

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

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Give you a little Star Wars humor I must.

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And finally, this completely makes sense.

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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!!!

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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.”

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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.”

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  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.

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

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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.

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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?

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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

8.  JOKE OF THE DAY!!

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.”

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

JAY DEAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 20TH, 2015

HEY HOWDY EVERYBODY!!!

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.

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Today’s blog is sponsored by Pierson Ford in Aberdeen.  You may know by now, and maybe I’ve bragged about it before, but the brand new 2015 Ford Edge is here!!  And wait until you see the new design!!

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They are so awesome, that, in fact, I sold one just today!  To see more of the 2015 Ford Edge and all of our other vehicles, go to http://www.piersonford.com/  You can also call us at 1-800-627-1237, or better yet, stop and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen.

1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!

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

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

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Some girls are SO touchy!!

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This next one made me hungry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.)

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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. 

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

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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.”

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

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

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Here is Dave Thomas recently.

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

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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.

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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!!!

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11.  JOKE OF THE DAY!

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.’

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!

JAY DEAN

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY MAY 5TH, 2015

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.

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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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1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!

I never knew the moon had it in him.

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

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

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

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NO KIDDING WOMEN!  This one is So true!

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

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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.

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

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

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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!

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LOVE IT. MUST FIND IT.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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  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.

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Here’s Jerry Lewis today at 89!!!

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

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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? 

11.  JOKE OF THE DAY!!

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.”

HOW ABOUT ONE MORE.

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!”

HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEK!!

JAY DEAN

OH, AND ONE MORE THING….

In my most recent blog I mentioned my brother, Troy. Well, this past Sunday, Easter Sunday, my brother Troy turned 50….FIFTY!!!  And the cool thing?  We are both 50 for exactly one month.  That’s right folks.  For those of you keeping score at home, Troy was born ELEVEN MONTHS TO THE DAY after I was born….What the heck were my parents thinking?  HA HA…Anyway, Troy and I were like twins growing up. We did practically everything together.  here are a couple of pics of the birthday boy and his family…Mostly me…HA HA

Here is one of Troy with our awesome awesome awesome Grandma Ramsey.

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Here we are in our matching sweaters.  NERDS…I am on the left, Troy is on  the right….Obviously….

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Here I am trying to GENTLY rock my brother Troy. hee hee

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And here we are with our baby brother, Trevor. 

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I LOVE YOU, TROY…And I hope we have fifty more years together!!!

RANDOM THOUGHTS FOR THURSDAY APRIL 9TH, 2015

I COULDN’T AGREE MORE!!!

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1.  LET’S TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE!

This is exactly the way my wife and I are….probably you, too.

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I saw this one around Easter and it cracked me up.

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This one is dead on.

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And, finally, a little “CHICKEN” humor.

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2.  There has been a lot of talk about the fact that newsman Brian Williams exaggerated his personal news stories on TV.  Do you remember when newspeople actually REPORTED THE NEWS?  When they didn’t INFLICT THEIR OWN PERSONAL AGENDA IN EVERY STORY?  It drives me crazy.

When I think integrity in news, I have to go back to the 1970’s.  People like Walter Cronkite.  There was nobody better.

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And, who didn’t like the pair of David Brinkley and John Chancellor?

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The days of real news are over.  It is only going to get worse.  Back then at least ONCE in awhile you got a “good news story.”  Today, watching news is depressing.  And they hit the same story OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER.  They run stories into the ground.  I miss the old days.  They are a memory, and that’s all they will ever be.
3.  Want some candy?  I would LOVE to have about three pounds of these!!!

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4. I made a huge mistake.  I made the mistake of letting my friends on Facebook know that i despise clowns.  I have always been “uneasy” around clowns, dating back to my younger days.  I used to love going to the circus, as long as the “evil clowns” stayed away from me.  I don’t know what it is, but they bother me greatly.  And, so, with that said, this is what my so called “friends” are sending me now.  HA HA….

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5.  Speaking of the circus, the Shrine circus is in Aberdeen this weekend.  I have many memories of taking our boys to the circus when they were small.  Probably the greatest memory is spending all that money, and having our boys tell us that their favorite part of the circus is when the “elephants pooped.”  Yep, that’s what we were told.  Hilarious, huh?

6.  I’m so excited.  My Minnesota Wild hockey team made the playoffs!!!  They have been playing incredible hockey since they picked up their new goalie, Devan Dubnyk.  All I was asking for was a playoff appearance.  A CHANCE to show people what they can do.  You have it now Wild.  Work your butts off.  Show the whole league that you are worthy of winning the Stanley Cup. 

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7.  They say that deaths “come in threes.”  Well, in the entertainment world, they did…Kind of….They were a couple of days apart on two of these.

First of all, “Roscoe P. Coltrane” from “The Dukes Of Hazzard” passed away.  Actor James Best was 88, and was busy portraying his famous character at autograph signings up until close to his death.

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I had no idea that actor Geoffrey Lewis was the father of actress Juliette Lewis.  Makes sense now, but I never knew it before yesterday.  The actor Geoffrey Lewis died this week at the age of 79.  You probably most remember him as comic relief in some of Clint Eastwood’s movies including the 1978 smash, “Every Which Way But Loose.”

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And, the great minister Dr. Robert Schuller died recently at the age of 88.  He was the host of the worldwide Sunday morning TV show “The Hour Of Power,” and he was the person that started the famous megachurch “The Crystal Cathedral.”  Unfortunately, in recent months and years, the Cathedral has gone bankrupt.

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8.  OK, let’s talk horror films.  Believe it or not, I am a HUGE fan of the horror movie genre.  In fact, both of my boys are too.  There is a new low budget horror movie called “It Follows” which is out in select theaters.  The movie is in limited release, yet made the top ten it’s first week out.  And by the way, critics are raving about this movie.  And, this is unheard of.  “Rotten Tomatoes” website has given the movie a 95….A 95…They never do that.  Well, my boys saw it last week in Madison, Wisconsin, and said it was every bit as promised and more.  Now, I need to see it.  I am seriously pondering driving to Sioux Falls or Fargo to see it in the theater. My wife will think I’m out of my head.  I am one of those guys that has to see a horror movie in the theaters.  TV is fine for a second viewing, but the first one MUST be in the theater.

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9.  Speaking of horror movies, I was up wide awake the other night.  (See the funnies at the top of the page.)  And what movie was on?  “PHANTASM.”  My brother Troy and I first saw the movie in 1980, while lying on the floor of our aunt and uncle’s house in Redfield, SD.  Isn’t that crazy that I can remember where I first saw it?  I remember that the “tall man” in the movie scared us to death.  The premise is kind of cheesy, but the movie was horrific. 

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Now I hear word that “Phantasm 5″ is coming out.  Yeah, FIVE…Plus some of the original actors are in number five.  Even the character “the tall man” is back for number five.  Let’s see what they look like today.

Actor Angus Scimm played “the tall man”, or the leader of the funeral home.  YUCK….That in itself is scary.

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Angus is now 88 years old.  (He is the third 88 year old I’ve featured on the blog today.)

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Actor and singer Reggie Bannister played “Reggie” in all of the movies.  Wow, must have been hard to remember his characters name.  He is now 69 years old.

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And, actor A. Michael Baldwin played, you guessed it, “MIKE” in all of the movies except “Phantasm 2″.  He is now 52.

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Looks like someone is going to have to order the “Phantasm” box set on DVD and watch them again before number FIVE comes out.

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

A football coach walked into the locker room before a game, looked over to his star player and said, “I’m not supposed to let you play since you failed math, but we need you in there. So what I have to do is ask you a math question, and if you get it right, you can play.” The player agreed, and the coach looked into his eyes intently and asks, “Okay, now concentrate… what is two plus two?” The player thought for a moment and then he answered, “4?” “Did you say 4?!?” the coach exclaimed, excited that he got it right. At that, all the other players on the team began screaming, “Come on coach, give him another chance!”

OK..ONE MORE….

You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed. On your right side is a sharp drop off, and on your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you. Directly in front of you is another galloping horse but your horse is unable to overtake it. Behind you is a lion running at the same speed as you and the horse in front of you. What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation? Get your drunk butt off the merry-go-round!!!!!

HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEK!!

JAY DEAN