random thoughts for wednesday september 30th, 2009


today we will feature KULM, NORTH DAKOTA NATIVE ANGIE DICKINSON…this legendary actress was the star of “police woman” back in the 70’s…a show that i LOVED… angie is 78 today…..

here’s angie dickinson yesterday:

angie yesterday

and here’s angie dickinson today on her 78th birthday….

angie now

it also got me wondering what ever happened to her “police woman” co-star earl holliman?  let’s find out…first of all, here’s a photo of the two from their popular show “police woman.”

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here’s earl holliman from years ago…

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and here is earl holliman today….EARL IS ON THE RIGHT! NOT BAD FOR 81 YEARS OLD….

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2.  i don’t know what the heck this means, but i was on facebook playing the other day and took one of thier “character” quizzes where they associate you with a popular tv or movie.  i took a quiz about “which gilligan’s island character are you” and i turned out to be MRS. HOWELL….then to make matters worse, i took the quiz “WHICH “THE OFFICE” CHARACTER ARE YOU?”  and i turned out to be the sexy secretary PAM….hmmm….two women?  what the heck….plus i took the “which “wizard of oz” character are you?”  and i turned out to be A MUNCHKIN….thought i was going to say dorothy didn’t you?

3.  i had one of the most fun live broadcasts yesterday at pierson ford.  not only did i get to hang out with the gang, but we cranked up the radio station van and listened to the twins-tigers game on  ksdn am 930…..the twins split yesterday to stay within two games of detroit.  but tonight it’s TIGER KILLER carl povano pitching for the twins…he has POUNDED the tigers in his career….GO TWINS.

4.  “john and kate plus eight” has now become “kate plus eight”…john has been dropped…who gives a crap?

5.  a connecticut psychic was assaulted in an attack that she said was staged by her fellow psychics….geez..you would have thought she had seen that coming…..she must not be very good….

6.  i have talked to a number of people who are now suffering or have been suffering from flu symptoms…i hope this season isn’t horrible for the flu, but it’s sure getting an early start…..

7.  if you have seen pictures of a “super skinny” barry manilow lately don’t worry…he’s not sick, just skinny according to the legendary singer…..

8.  donald fisher, co-founder of THE GAP clothing stores, has died at the age of 81….fisher’s body will be buried in the new “GAP stone washed, relaxed fit coffin.”

9.  six connecticut women face charges for assaulting a young woman because she sucked at karaoke…wow…that’s probably the last time yoko ono will go to a karaoke bar….

10.  a british fast food restaurant is now serving a 2,645 CALORIE BURGER…WOW..it comes with fries and it’s own defibrillator…the price also includes life insurance…

11.  ozzy osbourne announced on twitter that after 60 years, he finally got his DRIVER’S LICENSE…in anticipation of this, freeways have been cleared, children have been pulled off the street, and extra tow trucks are now on standby.


The Magician and the Parrot

A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The audience would be different each week, so the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again.

There was only one problem: The captain’s parrot saw the shows every week and began to understand what the magician did in every trick. Once he understood that, he started shouting in the middle of the show.

“Look, it’s not the same hat!” “Look, he’s hiding the flowers under the table!” “Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades?”

The magician was furious but couldn’t do anything, it was the captain’s parrot after all.

One day the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself on a piece of wood, in the middle of the ocean, and of course the parrot was by his side.

They stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word. This went on for several days.

After a week the parrot finally said, “Okay, I give up. What’d you do with the boat?”



random thoughts for tuesday september 29th, 2009

1.  here’s a super fun ‘TODAY AND YESTERDAY’ for today…actor ken weatherwax is 54 today…he’s best known for playing “PUGSLEY” ON “THE ADAMS FAMILY.” here’s how we remember him….

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and here is ken weatherwax today on his 54th birthday!

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and just for kicks, we wondered what ever happened to his tv sister?  it’s LISA LORING who played “WEDNESDAY” on “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”.

here she is from yesterday…

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and here she is today at age 51…

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i also wondered what ever happened to BUTCH PATRICK who played “EDDIE MUNSTER” on “the munsters?”  here’s butch when we remembered him best…

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and here he is today at age 56….

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2.  i was at hardees  yesterday morning visiting with one of my friends who works there. and she informed me that her and her family were part of a “first ever” in the black hills the other day.  they were on the “1880 train” which many of us have been on in the past.  well, for the first time ever, a train car DERAILED the other day, leaving them stranded for over two hours….the people who run the train told them that they didn’t know what to do, because it’s never happened before.  they had to wait for another steam engine to come and get them.  wow…part of history..ha ha

3.  i guess i can put up with an occasional spider in the house….my niece amy, who lives in arizona recently had a SCORPION in the house.  apparently her dog was playing with it or something.  i don’t know what i would do if i found one of those…..

4.  have you seen the video of hugh jackman acting on stage when all of a sudden a cell phone goes off in the audience?  he stops midstream in his acting and tells the person to answer the phone.  the person never does, apparently because they were afraid to get noticed.  hugh jackman was steamed, and i don’t blame him.  cell phones can be such a problem sometimes, and a lot of people don’t have the courtesy to shut the damn things off when they go to plays, movies, church and other places….

5.  lorne michaels of saturday night live said yesterday that the first year actress that uttered a “F-BOMB” accidently on saturday night WILL NOT BE FIRED….he said that he was horrified for her because it was a complete accident.  hey,that’s a compassionate boss….i think i’ll try that this morning and see what happens…KIDDING….by the way, there was an “f word” that was NOT associated with saturday’s show….”FUNNY.”

6.  GORDON LIGHTFOOT is in sioux falls this friday night…i have tickets for the show and to meet him and i cannot wait…i get to hear great hits like “SUNDOWN”, “IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND”, “COTTON JENNY”  “RAINY DAY PEOPLE”, “THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD” AND many many more….if you want to go to the show, check out the washington pavillion website.

7.  president obama is going to denmark to lobby for the olympics to come to his hometown of chicago…thank goodness he doesn’t have anything pressing to work on at home…..(right!!)

8.  an elderly man in commerce, texas was arrested after he blew PEPPER into a female store clerk’s face because he gets SEXUALLY AROUSED BY WOMEN WHO SNEEZE….wow….he was taken into custody and charged with “A SALT AND PEPPERY.”(boy that was bad…)

9.  a 99 year old woman who recently passed away set a world record by having FOURTEEN HUNDRED RELATIVES…her cause of death?  having a heart attack signing thank you notes from her last birthday party…


An Irishman who had a little too much to drink is driving home from the city one night and, of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road.
    A cop pulls him over. “So,” says the cop to the driver, where have ya been?”
    “Why, I’ve been to the pub of course,” slurs the drunk.
    “Well,” says the cop, “it looks like you’ve had quite a few to drink this evening.”
    “I did all right,” the drunk says with a smile.
    “Did you know,” says the cop, standing straight and folding his arms across his chest, that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?”
    “Oh, thank heavens,” sighs the drunk. “For a minute there, I thought I’d gone deaf.”




random thoughts for monday september 28th, 2009

1.  here’s your “today and yesterday” photos…today we’re going to feature the cast from the tv show “WEBSTER.”  the show starred emmanuel lewis as “webster” and real life husband and wife alex karras and susan clark as his parents.  here’s a couple of yesterday photos:

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and here’s former nfl football star alex karras today…(can’t find a current picture of his wife..)

alex karras today

and here’s a “today” photo of emmanuel lewis….

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emmanuel, by the way is now 38 years old…..

2.  here’s another “today and yesterday” photo…this time we will feature washington redskins coach jim zorn….here’s coach zorn before the detroit lions debacle yesterday.

jim zorn before game

and here he is after that long, horrible game against the lions.

jim zorn after game

wow…that game sure aged him….



***my redskins are the worst team in football.  and i’m not saying that as a “whiny fan”.  i PICKED detroit to win that game.  we have some serious problems in d.c., and it all starts with our owner dan snyder.  even though i like him, jim zorn is gone as coach as the skins.  i think as early as this week, but he might make it a bit longer.  let’s take nothing away from the detroit lions, they completely outplayed washington yesterday, and we congratulate them and both of their aberdeen area fans on the win.

****BRETT FAVRE BABY…that’s the reason that brett favre was signed by the vikings…brett throws a touchdown pass to another new viking GREG LEWIS with TWO SECONDS left on the clock for the vikings big win over the 49’ers.

****how bout those bengals?  the cincinnati bengals get a late late scoring drive to beat the pittsburgh steelers….apparently the bengals might be for real….

****the cleveland browns may be the only team worse than washington in the nfl right now…they were humiliated by the baltimore ravens yesterday, as both quarterbacks, derrick anderson and brady quinn looked horrible…they have been fighting to be the starting quarterback for the browns and right now, neither one of them deserves it….

4.  in addition to the humiliating loss the redskins suffered, BOTH OF MY FANTASY FOOTBALL TEAMS SUCKED THIS WEEKEND TOO….i suffered two big time defeats this weekend in my fantasy leagues even though i had mark sanchez of the jets, and drew brees of the saints at qb position…oh well, as viking fans have said for 30 years..”there’s always next year.”  ha ha

5.  while i was working at carmike saturday, i walked thru a couple of theaters to check movies out.  and i really wanted to see what all the hype was with this new animated movied called “PONYO.”  it was super super good….it’s the story of a boy who finds a fish that he loves and wants to keep, but the fish gets taken back into the water and he goes looking for her.  very very good independent film….

6.  jeannie and i FINALLY sat down and watched the brad pitt movie “benjamin button” on saturday night.  it was ok…kind of long and drawn out, but it was a pleasureable watching experience…..

7.  jeannie and i couldn’t beleive our ears as we lay in bed saturday night watching saturday night live.  there was a skit with a brand new cast member ON HER FIRST SHOW…and she played this “street tough” biker chick who used the word “fricken” thruought the skit…i told jeannie that it must be hard for her not to say the “real F” word…and shortly after that, LO AND BEHOLD…SHE DID….that’s right, “THE ‘F’ WORD” on national ‘live’ tv….then she quietly said, “i’m fired,aren’t i?”  i don’t know if she will be fired, but saturday night live is going to get one big big fine from THE FCC…..

8.  in her new book, john gotti’s daughter said that her “father” the “crime boss” used to tell his kids that he worked on a construction crew….i’m guessing his specialty was “CEMENT.”

9.  a new survey by the guttmacher institute finds that NINE OUT OF TEN americans have had premarital sex…and of that group ONE OUT OF TEN continues to have “after marriage” sex..ha ha

10.  joe biden, in a speech, praised some fellow democrats and called others “TURKEYS’…that way, obama can pardon them around thanksgiving…

11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:  (i love this one)

A large corporation recently hired several cannibals.
     “You are all part of our team now,” said the Human Resources representative during the welcoming briefing. “You get all of the usual benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but please do not eat any of the other employees.”
     The cannibals promised that they would not.
     Four weeks later their boss remarked, “You’re all working very hard and I’m very satisfied with you. However, one of our secretaries has disappeared. Do any of you know what happened to her?”
     The cannibals all shook their heads “no.”
     After the boss left, the leader of the cannibals said to the others, “Which one of you idiots ate the secretary?”
     A hand rose hesitantly, to which the leader of the cannibals shouted, “You fool!!! For four weeks we’ve been eating managers and no one noticed anything! But nooooo, you had to go and eat someone important!”



today and yesterday

alright, here we go…here’s today’s TODAY AND YESTERDAY..kicking it off with actress donna douglas…she’s best known for playing ‘elly may clampett’ on “the beverly hillbillies.”  she turns 77  this weekend…here’s how we remember her.

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and here she is today at 77…..

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plus actor KENT MCCORD turns 67 this weekend…he’s best known for playing officer jim reed on “adam 12″…here he is as we remember him….

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and here he is today…

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random thoughts for friday september 25th, 2009


1.  WHAT A GREAT NIGHT OF VOLLEYBALL LAST NIGHT…i heard many people say after the matches, that it was so incredible that it wouldn’t have mattered which team won…number four ranked warner defeated number one ranked northwestern last night during warner’s homecoming week.  the matches were back and forth…back and forth…back and forth…and the fifth and final match went past the 15 point mark…i’ll say this again…it’s a crying shame that these two powerhouses have to come out of the same district.  if they could both make the state tournament, i’m sure they would both be number and number two every single year….

2.  well, my washington redskins head to detroit to take on the winless detroit lions this sunday.  i’m scared to death…i’m afraid that the redskins are going to give the lions thier first win in almost two seasons….my skins are playing like crap lately, even though they are a much better team than detroit in every aspect of the game….we’ll see…i, of course want washington to win, but i won’t be shocked if detroit wins….

3.  this mackenzie phillips story of having sex with her father for a decade bothers me more and more that i think of it.  i can’t imagine having that situation in your life and living thru it.  i just pray that mackenzie has gotten past it….man, that’s just horrible….

4.  the tv show “GOMER PYLE” debuted on this date in 1964…it starred the very funny JIM NABORS…do you remember the first time you heard jim nabors sing?  we were watching tv one night back in the late 60’s and jim nabors was the guest.  i was sitting there expecting him to talk like gomer pyle and do some funny skit, but when he walked out he started singing in this “low bassy, classical voice.”  blew me away…..

here’s a couple of ‘today and yesterday’ photos of jim nabors..

nabors yesterday

and here he is today…

nabors today

5.  it looks like high school football in the rain tonight…the nice thing is, we don’t have any kids playing anymore, so if it’s really crappy, we can go home….ALTHOUGH, i do not mind watching football in the rain…especially high school football….

6.  WHY DID THEY HAVE TO REMAKE THE MOVIE “FAME”?  i’m getting so disgusted in the remakes of the classic movies.  there’s also a remake of “footloose” coming out soon…why?  if they ever remake “animal house”  or ‘the wizard of oz’, i will boycott theaters..ha ha…”the wiz” was bad enough….

7.  the tank top and shorts worn by megan fox in the “transformers” movie, are going up for auction next week….i’m sure the winner will be some geeky nerdy megan fox fan, who will buy the clothes to dress up his blow up doll girlfriend….

8.  i was thinking again about the mackenzie phillips/daddy saga of her sleeping with her dad for over ten years…then i got thinking…does hallmark even make a father/boyfriend card?

9.  actress kim catrall told reporters that she feels “like a beatle” on the set of the new sex and the city movie….i’m not suprised..she’s starting to look like ringo….


Bob was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was
really angry.

She told him “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the
driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE !!”

The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke
up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box
gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway.

Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, brought
the box back in the house.

She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

Bob has been missing since Friday.





random thoughts for thursday september 24th, 2009

1.  TODAY AND YESTERDAY…jeannie and i were watching the mel brooks classic “SPACEBALLS” the other day, and we saw actor DICK VAN PATTEN playing princess vespa’s dad.  he also was the father on “eight is enough.”  so, i wondered, what does dick van patten look like today?  let’s find out.

here is dick van patten back in his glory days…

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i know this isn’t very nice, but the shadows of the photographers almost make it look like he peed his pants….ha ha

2.  well, tonight is another classic battle in warner…it’s homecoming week at warner and tonight the monarch’s volleyball team will host the northwestern wildcats again…when these two play, it’s always a barn burner…..and to make matters a big muddier, brent nathaniel from our sister stations “the rock” and “pheasant country 103” has challenged me.  brent is from mellette and graduated from northwestern.  my family, of course, lives in warner where the kids go to school.  we have a little wager that whoever loses has to go on the other one’s radio station on friday and profess your love for the other team….yikes….hopefully you’ll hear brent on the morning party friday morning…ha ha

3.  THE MOST DISTURBING NEWS OF THE YEAR…(OR MAYBE LONGER)….mackenzie phillips….the “one day at a time” star revealed yesterday that her dad, mama’s and papa’s founder john phillips, raped her when she was 19, and then they had a “consentual” sexual relationship for the next decade…i cannot tell you how sick that is…..plus, mackenzie claims that her father taught her how to roll a join and how to insert cocaine into your body WHEN MACKENZIE WAS ELEVEN!!!!!  if these allegations are true, then john phillips needs to be nominated for the “dad of a lifetime.”  good gravy…..keep in mind though, john phillips is dead, and mackenzie has a new book out…it sounds like these allegations are real, because a couple of family members have come out in support of mackenzie, but with hollywood types you never know…..here’s my question…IF SOME FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT IT SINCE MACKENZIE WAS LITTLE, WHY THE HELL DIDN’T THEY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

4.  GORDON LIGHTFOOT SHOW IN SIOUX FALLS A WEEK FROM FRIDAY NIGHT…YEAH…i cannot wait.  if you still want to go to the show, check out the washington pavillion’s website.  thanks to some wonderful people at the promotion company in fargo, we will get to not only see gordon in concert, but meet him as well.  i’m so excited i about can’t contain myself.

5.  there’s a nice story in the american news today about nsu’s KRAMER HALL getting redone into “suites.”  they weren’t like that when i lived there back in 1982….well, “lived” is kind of a strong word…i “took up space” there for one year, just enough to get a little sleep, shower, and go out and have fun again….if my kids do that their first year of college, i will clobber them….

6.  a remake of the movie “fame” comes out friday night at carmike…WHY?  I DIDN’T LIKE THE MOVIE THE FIRST TIME…i do want to see the new movie “surrogates” starring bruce willis.

7.  lybian dictator moammar khadafy arrived at the united nations yesterday with his “amazon guards” as he calls them.  they are actually FIFTY VERY HOT FEMALE BODYGUARDS IN FORM FITTING UNIFORMS….what does he think he is?  a rock star?  khadafy gave a rambling 90 minute speech that people described as “insane” and “incoherent.”  most people, though, didn’t even hear his speech…they were too busy staring at his “bodyguards.”

here they are:


8.  former EBAY CEO meg whitman announced her run for california governor…hey, at the very least, she could help america have some KILLER GARAGE SALES….

9.  a man in virginia is accused of vandalizing restraunt urinals, and then offering to fix them for $500 dollars…apparently this guy is a big fan of “TRICKLE DOWN ECONOMICS.”

10.  a new study finds that THREE OUT OF FOUR nfl players go broke within two years of their retirement…so, it appears that brett favre will never have that problem….ha ha

11.  authorities at milburn high school in milburn, new jersey, are dealing with hazing by senior girls who put the names of freshmen girls on a so called “slut list” that describes the sordid acts that they would be “willing to perform.”  the list was then circulated throughout the school….AND CONGRESS….


A man placed some flowers on the grave of his dearly departed mother and started back toward his car when his attention was diverted to another man kneeling at a grave. The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity and kept repeating, “Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die?” The first man approached him and said, “Sir, I don’t wish to interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of pain is more than I’ve ever seen before. For whom do you mourn so deeply? A child? A parent?” The mourner took a moment to collect himself, then replied, “My wife’s first husband.”



random thoughts for wednesday september 23rd, 2009


1.  TODAY AND YESTERDAY…a couple of celebrity birthdays today.  MICKEY ROONEY is 89 today…..89…wow….by the way, didn’t you just love mickey rooney in “night at the museum” with ben stiller and dick van dyke?  he rocked….

here’s mickey rooney years ago with my favorite, judy garland.

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and here’s the legendary mickey rooney today at 89…..

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plus, actor TOM LESTER is 71 today…you may remember him as “EB” on “green acres.”  he was super funny on that show…here’s a couple of photos from yesterday…

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and here’s tom lester today at 71….

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2.  jeannie and i got to go to a northern state university VOLLEYBALL game last night to watch our son tyler’s main squeeze play.  kelsey rozell is a freshman at nsu and played GREAT last night, as the wolves beat bemidji state 3 games to 1.  kelsey led the team in blocks last night.

northern has a great volleyball team, and i’ll tell you one thing….there’s no way on earth i’d like to take a spike from KELSEY ADEN….my goodness she can smoke the ball.

3.  okay, here’s my gripe for this morning.  when we got home last night after volleyball, i got ready for bed, climbed in bed, turned on the tv, and watched a couple of movie critics talking about new movies.  working at carmike, i thought it would be cool to see what they say about the new movies.  they were talking about the new cartoon “CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS”, and here’s what one of the morons said.



if i listen to this moron, then i’ll have to stop killing zombies and eating them…crap…i sure enjoyed that…..

4.  when i left my “tomorrow’s blog” sheet on my desk at home, i write down things that i want to talk about on the next blog.  my son mitchell wrote “loving mitchell” on the top…you know i do honey….he is such a sweet and wonderful young man…

5.  it’s homecoming week in warner, and one of the traditions in town is to SPRAY PAINT the main street in warner with graffiti.  jeannie and i have never liked this practice.  in many cities, people would be arrested for this.  oh well, it keeps the kids on main street, and it’s usually watched over by some adults. (including cops.)

6. speaking of movies a bit ago, there’s a new horror movie coming out called, “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” that is supposed to be the most incredibly scary movie in decades…i guess that screening crowds in hollywood were terrified.  people were screaming, some passed out, and some were crying…SOUNDS LIKE MY KIND OF HORROR MOVIE…the bad thing is, it’s only opening up in ten theaters…that guarantees it won’t be here, at least when it opens up….I’M GOING TO PUSH MY WEIGHT TO GET IT HERE FOR HALLOWEEN….(and i have a lot of weight to push..ha ha)

7.  a new book claims that michelle obama convinced her husband barack to pick joe biden for vice president instead of hillary clinton.  apparently she asked barack, “do you really want bill and hillary just down the hall from you in the white house?”  i think the more important question would be “do you really want bill clinton in the same house with your wife?”  ha ha

8.  a new study found that people who suffer traumatic brain injuries are more likely to survive is they have been drinking alcohol heavily at the time.  so, apparently i have some brother in laws who  are prepared for brain injuries…

9.  heavy rains in  the southeast caused “six flags over georgia” to be flooded with several feet of brown, muddy water…on the plus side, it made for the most incredible log flume ride EVER…

10.  two brothers who were fishing recently found $86,000 dollars…wow…of course, being fishermen, they at first said the amount was twice the size that it was….

11.  actress zooey deschanel and death cab for cutie singer ben gibbard were married over the weekend…unfortunately, they didn’t get any wedding gifts because no one really cares…..

12.  teenagers in panama have stumbled upon a bizzare creature that scientists are now trying to identify…scientists said they have no idea where this creature came from, but they are fairly certain that it either dated madonna or was adopted by her.


Subject: Fw: Sign in a Pennsylvania

store front window

1000 AL


This sign was prominently displayed in the window of a business in
Rural Valley, PA.  You are probably outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory
Statement.    However, we are a society which holds freedom of Speech as perhaps our
greatest Liberty

.  And after all, it is just a sign.

You may ask what kind of business would dare post such a sign.

Answer:  Carson-Boyer Funeral Home

You gotta love it!!!
God Bless America!!!
God Bless & Have A Wonderful Day