random thoughts for wednesday may 27th, 2009

1. this will be the last blog until monday, as we are heading to rapid city tomorrow for the state track meet.  as i mentioned yesterday, our son tyler is throwing the discus in the state meet. i hope he does well.  and by the way, for those of you thinking i have six months of vacation, you are wrong..ha ha…it just seems like it all comes at once…wait until july when i’m gone for seven work days when we take a youth group to new orleans…what will you all do without me?

2.  wow, this high humidity is killing my lungs..i have asthma and when the humidity gets high, i struggle….if i struggle here, what is going to happen when i get to new orleans?  i hear it’s horrible down there in july….

3.  my son mitchell and i are going to see “star trek” tonight at carmike.  i saw the movie already, but i want to hang with mitch tonight.  if you haven’t seen ‘star trek’, you need to see it…it shows the early days of the crew of the enterprise and how they met each other…the actors who play the characters are DEAD ON…especially the guy who plays “bones”  or dr. mccoy.

4.  i help clean the theaters after each movie, and i have to be honest…i cannot believe the messes that people leave behind…it’s kind of embarrassing.  we have ALWAYS taken our garbage and put them into the garbage can when we leave, but many many other people don’t do that.  i had a friend tell me once, that “my cost of getting in gives me the right to leave my garbage behind and make the employees work for their pay.”  THAT’S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING I’VE EVER HEARD…..

5.  farrah fawcett must be hanging on at home.  she of course, has cancer, and looked HORRIBLE on that documentary show a couple of weeks back.  she supposedly is down to around 69 pounds…i didn’t think she’d last more than a couple of days after her show was on, but the good Lord must be giving her a bit of a retrieve.  we, of course, wish her the best.

6.  remember that famous “farrah” poster?  i had one stapled to my ceiling so it was the first thing i saw when i woke up…she was one of my “dream girls” when i was growing up….and i didn’t even watch “charlie’s angels”, because we didn’t get that channel….

7.  remember the old days when you only got two channels plus PBS?  my how things have changed….we missed out on all of the good shows like “mork and mindy”  “happy days”  “laverne and shirley” “charlie’s angels” and more.  and now i have a satellite with over 150 channels on it, and they all suck….

8.  jeannie and i can’t wait to get to the south dakota state fair in huron this summer…finally, SOMEONE is booking acts we like to see…..i already told you that “foreigner” is there, well, yesterday the state fair announced that “THE GRASS ROOTS”, AND “THE GUESS WHO”, are coming to huron…count us in…

9.  a british toddler who was in a coma, miraculously came back to life after her parents kept playing abba’s song “mama mia” over and over.  and then she slipped back into a coma when some idiot played clay aiken and michael bolton.

10.  hugh hefner is selling playboy enterprises for THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS…and just like last year’s centerfolds, it’s going belly up….

11.  elvis presley’s prescription pill bottles are going up for sale, and you can bid on them at julienauctions.com.  one bottle of pain killers still has the doctor’s instructions on them….it says, “take 12 pills and pass out on the toilet.”

12.  speculations continues that american idol runner up adam lambert will sing with the rock band “queen.”  how appropriate…ha ha…in other music news, apparently susan boyle will be working with meatloaf…in fact, she had two platefuls last night…

13.  kate, of the reality show “jon and kate plus eight” revealed that the couple may be near a divorce…please God, don’t let jon get together with the octomom….




A doctor of psychology was doing his normal morning rounds, and he entered a patient’s room to find his patient sitting on the floor, sawing at a piece of wood with the side of his hand. Meanwhile, another patient was in the room, hanging from the ceiling by his feet.The doctor asked his patient what he was doing, sitting on the floor.

The patient replied in an irritated fashion, “Can’t you see I’m sawing this piece of wood in half?”

The doctor inquired, “And what is the fellow hanging from the ceiling doing?”

“Oh. He’s my friend, but he’s a little crazy. He thinks he’s a light bulb.”

The doctor asks, “If he’s your friend, don’t you think you should get him down from there before he hurts himself?”

“What? And work in the dark?”



random thoughts for tuesday may 26th, 2009

1.  well, i trust you all had a wonderful memorial day weekend…it sure goes fast when you have a couple of days off. 

2.  it’s a short week for yours truly this week…i work today and wednesday, then i’m off thursday and friday to go to the state track meet in rapid city.  my son tyler qualified in the discus throw, so we’re pretty excited.

3.  one thing we plan on doing in rapid city is playing indoor glow in the dark mini golf.  there’s a course just out of rapid city, and it’s super cool.  i would love to put one of these up in aberdeen.

4.  tons of people came out this weekend to carmike theaters to see “night at the museum 2” starring ben stiller.  pretty good comments on the movie as well.  by the way, it was the number one movie in the nation over the weekend, beating out “terminator”.

5.  can’t wait for this weekend.  the new disney pixar movie “up” is coming out.  this is the one where the guys house takes off and lands somewhere else.  i talked to a bunch of people over the weekend who can’t wait to see it.

6.  the sci-fi channel had a marathon yesterday of the original “land of the lost” episodes….jeannie and i both used to LOVE THAT SHOW…man oh man, was it cheesy….we couldn’t beleive the horrible effects in the old shows….they seemed pretty good back then, but with the influx of great production and unlimited special effects, it makes the show like like an amateur.  it was fun to watch it though, complete with the sleestacks, chaka, and the dinosaurs.

7.  jeannie and i went to memorial day services yesterday at riveside cemetary in aberdeen.  i certainly wish more people would come out for that event.  yes, it’s fun to be out to the lake and other places, but sometimes we forget why we have that three day weekend.

8.  while i was walking down the aisle checking theaters the other night at carmike, i ran right into a wall.  thank goodness it was dark in there and nobody noticed…i am such a klutz.

9.  a company called “zero pollution motors” wants to introduce a car whose engine only runs by releasing little bursts of compressed air.  hey, i have an uncle who does that…

10.  a retired professor in california has created a test that predicts if a child is at risk of joining a gang.  if a kid steals, cheats and lies he could be in a gang…or in congress….

11.  there’s a controversy brewing over a congressional resolution to declare 2010 the “YEAR OF THE BIBLE.”  i like the idea…by the way, do you know what the difference is between the bible and congress?  the bible has three more wise men….


A blonde pilot decided she wanted to learn how to fly a helicopter. She went to the airport, but the only one available was a solo-helicopter.
    The Instructor figured he could let her go up alone since she was already a pilot for small planes and he could instruct her via radio. So up the blonde went.
    She reached 1,000 feet and everything was going smoothly. She reached 2,000 feet. The blonde and the Instructor kept talking via radio. Everything was going smoothly. At 3,000 feet the helicopter suddenly came down quickly! It skimmed the top of some trees and crash landed in the woods.
     The Instructor jumped into his jeep and rushed out to see if the blonde was okay. As he reached the edge of the woods, the blonde was walking out.
    “What happened?” the Instructor asked. “All was going so well until you reached 3,000 feet. What happened then?”
     “Well,” began the blonde, “I got cold. So I turned off the ceiling fan.”



random thoughts for friday may 22nd, 2009

first of all, a funny story….while i was getting a haircut the other day by a wonderful person who will remain nameless because i adore her dearly, she was telling me that she was having trouble with a light in her salon….she said she had to get her ‘handy husband’ to look at it….a little while later the husband walked in, and she told him about it…so he walked over and fixed the problem….HE TURNED THE LIGHT SWITCH ON…i kid you not…i almost wet myself laughing…ha ha

1.  well, i guess we’ll go to rapid city next week…our son tyler, got second place in the discus yesterday at the regional track meet in groton.  so, he earns a spot in the state tournament in rapid city next thursday and friday….it’s a long way to go to rapid, but it’s worth it, as this will be tyler’s very last official thrill of being a high school student.

2.  WHAT A GREAT NIGHT LAST NIGHT….jeannie and i got to spend some quality time for once.  we went out for supper and a movie last night, so let’s critique last night’s fun.

3.  supper….I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT….BULLY’S CHOP HOUSE IN THE RAMADA IN ABERDEEN…the second you walk in, you notice the nice “atmosphere.”  it’s beautiful, you can hear yourself think, and it’s a cozy little place….and the food….AWESOME…i had a steak, jeannie had prime rib, and the meal was incredible…..i have vegetable beef soup and it was amongst the best i’ve ever had.  we had a waitress named connie, or as we kidded her “concussion connie”..(long story ha ha)…connie was probably in the top three waitresses that i have ever had at any restraunt…….my compliments to everybody at bully’s and we will be back many many times.

4.  then it was off to the movies….we saw STAR TREK, and it was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME….this is a story about the early days of the crew of the enterprise as they met each other, and these actors play each character DEAD ON…you don’t even have to be a star trek fan in order to watch this movie….jeannie loved the movie as well….what a perfect night last night….

5.  i can’t wait to see “night at the museum 2” starring ben stiller, which opens tonight at carmike.  i am working tonight at carmike, so if you come to a movie, look me up….

6.  it’s an 80’s retro weekend starting at 5:00 today on sunny 97-7….then on monday morning at 9:00, we’ll kick off a local countdown of the top 97 songs of the 1980’s. you’re going to want to keep your radio on all weekend long!!!!!

7.  the shooting death in aberdeen this week breaks my heart…you hate to see such tragedy wreck people’s lives….our sincere condolensces to everyone involved and to the family members, who must go on after this ordeal.

8.  be safe this memorial weekend…i want you back on tuesday…..if you’re boating, be careful…..accidents happen quickly….

9.  a new study suggests that older people have a greater immunity to swine flu than younger people…this is why ashton kutcher still wears his flu mask and demi moore doesn’t….

10.  THIS IS INSANE…an auburn, washington man was arrested for alledgedly exposing himself by tying a string to his “manhood” and putting on a puppet show…ha ha…..officials don’t know whether to put him in jail, or give him a fine arts grant….

11.  in an upcoming issue of “archie” comics, archie will finally ask either betty or veronica to marry him…hmm..i figured in today’s standards archie would ask jughead….

12.  a spokesman for michael vick says that his ultimate goal is to play professional football again…and that’s the same goal of the detroit lions….

13.  a boy from utah tried to set a world’s record by putting FOURTY THREE SNAILS ON HIS FACE…his parents were happy that he did it, because now the boy is finally “coming out of his shell.”  (wow, that was bad….even for me….)


Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, are all excited about their decision to
get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding and on the way they
pass a drugstore.  Jacob suggests they go in.
    Jacob addresses the man behind the counter.  “Are you the owner?”
    The pharmacist answers yes.
    Says Jacob:  “We’re about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?”
    Pharmacist:  “Of course we do.”
    Jacob:  “How about medicine for circulation?”
    Pharmacist: “All kinds.”
    Jacob:  “Medicine for rheumatism, scoliosis?”
    Pharmacist:  “Definitely.”
    Jacob:  “How about Viagra?”
    Pharmacist:  “Of course.”
    Jacob:  “Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, jaundice?”
    Pharmacist:  “Yes, a large variety. The works.”
    Jacob:  “What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for
Parkinson’s disease?”
    Pharmacist:   “Absolutely.”
    Jacob: “You sell wheelchairs and walkers?”
    Pharmacist: “All speeds and sizes.”
    Jacob: “OK …… We’d like to register here for our wedding gifts.”



random thoughts for thursday may 21st, 2009

1.  one of the last things tyler will do in his high school career happens today in groton.  tyler is participating in the regional track meet in groton.  he throws the discus, and i was told last night he’s ranked number one in the region…..if that’s true, that’s very cool….if tyler gets first or second he will advance to the state tournament in rapid city next week.  that would be a great way to end your high school career….

2.  the gang at pierson ford was showing me a 2010 hybrid car that they have in their showroom…folks, it’s amazing what these new cars will be able to do.  this car has options that have never been released in a vehicle before….including a dashboard that shows a video of what the car can do….we’re going to have flying cars before too long, my friends…maybe “the jetsons” weren’t too far off…..

3.  i almost wet myself laughing the other day when another one of our morning disc jockeys here at hub city radio made coffee.  the only mistake was that he forgot to put the coffee pot under it, and there was hot coffee EVERYWHERE… ha ha….it’s only funny to me because it didn’t happen to me.

4.  that event brought up a memory of something my step grandma once did.  she was frying bacon on the stove, and pouring the grease into a coffee cup on the counter.  unfortunately for her, she had her cup of coffee also sitting on the counter, and you guessed it…she grabbed the cup of bacon grease and took a drink, burning her lips something fierce.  man, that had to hurt.

5.  if everything goes right, we may try “BULLY’S CHOP HOUSE” tonight in aberdeen..i’m dying to try it…..still trying to convince the wife.  then we’d head off to see “star trek” which people have been raving about….sounds like a perfect night…of course, any night is perfect when i’m with my beautiful wife and wonderful children…

6.  memorial weekend is just around the corner, and for the first time in a few years, it won’t mean much, because i work every day at carmike this weekend…oh well, at least i can sleep in a couple of days….it’s strange being a morning disc jockey and then calling getting up at 6:30am “sleeping in.”

7.  i went to hecla and oakes yesterday to do a few communions for elderly people from our church, and i could not beleive the water that is still up there….i saw many roads that had water creeping onto it, and many that were closed yet.

8.  according to a new survey, one in four americans confess that they still send text messages while they drive.  most of the messages say, “LET ME GET BACK TO YOU…I JUST REAR ENDED THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME.”

9.  miley cyrus will reportedly play the leading lady in the remake of “FOOTLOOSE.”  it’s about a town where nobody can sing and dance…so, miley is perfect for the role….

10.  madonna has denied rumors that she will marry her boyfriend soon in new york city….she’s going to wait until after his senior prom…..

11.  reaction continues to the 47 million year old primate fossil said to be the missing like….oh…so that’s where joan collins went.

12.  washington’s national zoo released a statement saying that, contrary to earlier indications, it’s female panda is not pregnant….and somewhere john edwards breathes a sigh of relief….


Three men were sitting in a bar talking about how whipped they had their wives.

The first two kept bragging about how they could get their wives to do anything.

They looked at the third man and he said, “I have my wife so whipped that the other day I had her crawling towards me on her hands and knees.”

Both of the other men were very impressed and asked him how he had managed that.

The man replied, “Well, I was lying under the bed and she crawled over and said, “Come out and fight like a man!”.



random thoughts for wednesday may 20th, 2009

1.  well, the blockbuster movie’s are starting to come out at carmike cinema 9 theaters in the lakewood mall.  i worked at the theater last night and found out that the new “terminator” movie and “night at the museum 2” both open up this weekend…man oh man, are we going to be busy this weekend.

2.  speaking of the movie theater, I LOVE WORKING THERE…those young kids make me feel young, and when i’m there i forget that i’m 76 years old…i mean 45………

3.  the people i really feel sorry for right now are the road construction people…ha ha…it’s “pothole heaven” all over the area, and they have a lot of work to do…and as always, please give them a “brake” when you see them…be careful….

4.  i am “dying” to try bully’s chop house in the ramada inn of aberdeen…i’m a huge steakhouse fan, and this place sounds really really cool…i hope to try it out sometime this week, so keep watching for a critique.

5.  MAN WAS IT HOT YESTERDAY… we are the funniest people in the world up here in “God’s country.”  we totally complain when it’s too cold, and yesterday i had NUMEROUS people complain that it was too hot…..we sound like the three bears…hopefully we’ll find some poridge, i mean weather that is “just right.”

6.  my stomach hurt from laughing yesterday at centsable fashions when i was broadcasting live.  one of the girls that works there is way way pregnant, and looks like she swallowed a watermelon or a basketball…ha ha….they’re totally cool people that work there….

7.  do you know what my “dream vacation” would be right now?  i really really want to go to LONDON AND PARIS…obviously a cruise would be high on my list as well…so if any of my “rich listeners” want to make their favorite morning guy happy, send me to london…ha ha

8.  i heard this over the weekend….how do the “bird flu” and the “swine flu” differ?  with the bird flu you need a TWEETMENT, and with the swine flu you need some “OINKMENT.”  i love that one…

9.  the obama administration is requiring all cars to average 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016….sounds like the cars are going to be so small that the new brake shoes will be made by “adidas”…also, they plan on making changes to air force one as well….the engine will be replaced by a rubber band and a propeller…..

10.  american express has eliminated 4,000 jobs…they let everyone know with a phone call during dinner…..

11.  reports say that mel gibson’s new young girlfriend is pregnant….reports say that he will be “bottle fed”.  no word yet on what the baby will be drinking…

12.  in lynwood, washington a 78 year old woman was charged with assault for beating her 84 year old husband for an affair he had THIRTY FIVE YEARS EARLIER…c’mon lady…what happened in the nixon adminstration stays in the nixon administration.


A man was jumping up and down on a manhole cover screaming at the top of his
lungs, “Seventeen!! Seventeen!!”
    Intrigued by the man’s insane behavior, another man walks over to him and
asks why he is doing that.
    The first man responded, “It’s a blast. You have to try it. Jump as high as
you can and scream ‘Seventeen!!’ as loud as humanly possible. You get such a
rush. Try it.”
    Reluctantly, the second man gets on the manhole cover and barely hops and
says, “Seventeen?” very timidly.
    The first one says, “No, no, no. You’re doing it wrong. Jump higher. Yell
    So, the second man begins jumping a little higher and speaking louder than
normal. Finally he says, “Hey, you know, I am getting a little bit of a rush.
Seventeen!! Seventeen!!”
    The man jumps higher and higher, screaming louder and louder …..
“Seventeen!! Seventeen!!”
     The first man, once the second had jumped high enough, yanked the manhole
cover out from under the second, causing him to fall down the manhole. The first
man replaced the cover and, once again, began jumping and screaming, “Eighteen!!




random thoughts for tuesday may 19th, 2009

1.  i’ll be broadcasting ‘live’ from centsable fashions on sixth avenue today from 11-2…please come out and say ‘hi’.

2.  jeannie and i watched one of our favorite shows last night called “two and a half men.”  it’s jon cryer and charlie sheen in this great comedy, but we cannot believe how dirty the show has become.  they not only push the envelope, they’ve completely burned the envelope.

3.  tyler and i watched the season finale of “family guy” last night.  it was totally crappy….they were really stretching on this episode, and we couldn’t have been more disappointed about the season ending show.  doesn’t really put you in a good mood for next season.  they could have done SO MUCH BETTER…

4.  what a gorgeous day yesterday…highs in the 80’s FINALLY…today should be nice too with highs in the upper 80’s but windy today…DOES THE WIND HAVE TO BLOW EVERY OTHER DAY IN SOUTH DAKOTA? 

5.  i continue to hear about some stores in aberdeen closing in the coming few weeks…that saddens me…..i understand the economy isn’t the best, but it sure hurts when someone has put all of their sweat, blood and tears into their business and they can’t keep it open….breaks my heart…..

6.  the band “coldplay” is coming to omaha later this year.  i would LOVE to go see them, but the chance of it is pretty minimal.  i think i’ll stay a little closer to home in my concert goings this summer.  i want to see ‘BILLY SQUIER’ in hankinson, and i want to see ‘FOREIGNER’ at the south dakota state fair.  that will pretty much wrap up my concert events for the summer.

7.  my church kids in hecla want to raise money for our trip to new orleans this summer by SHAVING MY HEAD…..keep listening for details on how you can help them raise money and help them get their church leader’s head shaved….yikes…the things i won’t do to help out the kids.  ha ha…..

8.  yesterday i was at ‘osborns and champs warehouse outlet sale’ in front of kens in the old 6th avenue casino building.  they open at 10am this morning…they had some really cool ‘harley davidson’ sweatshirts there that certainly won’t last very long.  i’m not a biker guy at all, which you can tell by looking at me, but i may pick one of those up…..

9.  brett favre is looking at having surgery so he can sign with the minnesota vikings…here’s a note to brett…either do it or don’t…i’m sick of hearing about it…..

10.  experts say that a huge earthquake could be on the horizon for california…this news coming on the heels of kirstie alley starting to jog again….(ooooh…that’s low…even for me…)

11.  a planned sex theme park in china was bulldozed before it could open due to thousands of complaints from people who didn’t want to see it open….the owners of the theme park are calling the bulldozing a “premature evacuation.”


Steven Spielberg was busy discussing his new action adventure about famous classical composers. Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were in the room. “Who do you want to play?” Spielberg asked Bruce Willis. “I’ve always been a big fan of Chopin,” said Bruce. “I’ll play him.” “And you, Sylvester?” asked Spielberg. “Mozart’s the one for me!” said Sly. “And what about you?” Spielberg asked Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I’ll be Bach,” said Arnie.




random thoughts for monday may 18th, 2009

GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY..it’s good to be back to work…i never thought i’d say that…ha ha……lots of things happened while i was gone…let’s get right to it….

1.  tyler’s graduation was a success…….lots of tears, lots of laughs….the chorus kids sang “you’re gonna miss me” by trace adkins, plus they showed pictures and videos of the kids and then our kids brought us roses….that was extremely emotional…

2.  tons of people showed up at our reception for tyler at our home, including two carloads of people from lisbon, north dakota where we lived from 1987 till 1994…it was so WONDERFUL to see all those people and i thank them dearly for making the trek to warner….it was good to see the bergstrom and thompson families again….

3.  i cannot beleive the work that goes into putting on a graduation.  two months of work for a four hour reception..ha ha….our garage has NEVER been as clean as i had it for the reception…hopefully it will stay that way…i made up my mind that if we haven’t used it in the last year, it’s gone…we took two pickup loads of crap out to the dump from the garage.

4.  graduation preparation and ceremony and receptions are EXHAUSTING…jeannie and took huge naps yesterday, and tyler and mitchell were exhausted too.  it was a blast, but i’m glad it’s over.

5.  before passing out from exhaustion, jeannie and  i had a chance to watch a couple of movies during our “down” time…..we saw the movie “doubt” with meryl streep and phillip seymour hoffman…that was a very very good movie…meryl streep is probably the best actress out there…last night we watched adam sandler’s movie “bedtime stories”…could have skipped that one…wasn’t very good….

6.  we had our first softball practice in hecla yesterday for church league…i really took it easy yesterday because basically i was lazy….i’m looking forward to church league but at age 45 i’m not going to play as much as i used to.

7.  remember, you can watch and listen to the morning party from 6-9am at hubcityradio.com…just click on the sunny site, and then click on the “live” button and click on the picture and you’ll be there….i’m hearing a couple of things about this…a lot of people are “thrilled” to get the station in at work during the day.  plus, many people miles away from here are watching and listening to the morning party…cool idea…

8.  the twins torked me off this weekend…i absolutely hate the new york yankees, and the twins choked not once, not twice, but three times in a row to the yankees this weekend….that’s like the worst series to lose.

9.  first lady michelle obama had maxim magazine’s “hottest women in the world” recently….meanwhile, hillary clinton made the list of “top 100 women bill clinton would never hit on”.

10.  this is weird…a high school girl in citrus park, florida is refusing to return to school unless officials recall all of the yearbooks  because her photo was taken up her skirt when she wasn’t wearing anything under it….she wants it recalled, but you’ll have to get those yearbooks pried from teenage boys cold dead hands….

11.  a 12 year old boy is running for president of iran…his slogan?  “YES WE CAN…STAY UP PAST ELEVEN…”

12.  a british crematorium upset a lot of customers by replacing it’s funeral organist with a karaoke machine..the good thing is, that it reminded mourners that there are a lot of things worse than death…

13.  a 66 year old woman is about to become the world’s oldest mom…not a good idea…her hip and her water broke at the same time…


In a small town, a man just opened a small store selling trumpets and guns.
    One day his neighbor pays him a visit and says: “So how is your strange
business going?”
    “What do you mean strange?”
    “Because you sell only trumpets and guns!”
    “Well, let me put it this way, what do you sell the most, trumpets or
    “It evens itself out … each time a customer buys a trumpet, one of his
neighbors buys a gun.”