random thoughts for friday june 11th, 2010

****THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAILY BLOG UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY…..I AM OFF MONDAY AND TUESDAY TO BE WITH MY CHURCH FAMILY WORKING AT A HOMELESS SHELTER IN MINNEAPOLIS…….

the blog is sponsored by DISCOUNT VAC AND DAKOTA HOT TUBS IN ABERDEEN….

1.  in our “today and yesterday” profile, we feature the late great DAN FOGELBERG…..i still cannot believe that DAN is gone…what a truly great talent…a great songwriter….and a wonderful family man…..DAN FOGELBERG died of cancer on december 16th, 2007 with his wife by his side…….

here are a couple of pictures of DAN FOGELBERG, back in the early days of his career….

and here is DAN FOGELBERG in recent years, leading up to his death in 2007….

2.  how about a couple of DAN FOGELBERG videos to bring back some memories? 

here’s “LEADER OF THE BAND”…notice what he says leading into the song…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYFVEB4j6zI

OH MY GOODNESS, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE VIDEO THIS IS….this was commissioned by DAN’S wife JEAN….it’s a video profile of his life to his big hit, “LONGER.”  absolutely beautiful..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U979UYoZA7I

3.  wow….from MANY MANY YEARS AGO…an original ‘CHIQUITA BANANA” commercial…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFDOI24RRAE

4.  here’s a sign of our decaying times….i had a friend tell me the other day that they were actually told by their boss…”YOU’RE TOO FRIENDLY WITH CUSTOMERS.”  yep….apparently, this person knows customers by name and will stop briefly to visit with the “everyday” customers….what a crock….this is one of the problems with today…many people who are managers, SHOULDN’T BE….many bosses are jealous of their employees popularity, when in reality, they should be thrilled that their employees are popular in the community…..WAKE UP PEOPLE..

5.  WOW….actor GENE WILDER turns 77 today…love this guy…great movies like my 2ND favorite movie of all time, ‘WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.”  also, “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN”, and his classics with RICHARD PRYOR like “STIR CRAZY”, and “SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL.”  if you have never seen GENE WILDER’S movies with RICHARD PRYOR, you need to check these two out…they will kill you with laughter….

here’s a classic picture, and a new picture of GENE…

6.  BOB from “SESAME STREET” turns 78 on sunday…where does time fly.. his real name is BOB MCGRATH….here’s a couple of photos…

7.  ANOTHER BIRTHDAY…..actor CHAD EVERETT” turns 73 today….seriously, i can handle saying that other guys are good looking, and i’ll tell you this, CHAD EVERETT, is the poster boy for ‘good lookin’ hollywood hunks.’…..remember him?  he played DR. JOE GANNON  on “MEDICAL CENTER.”  i used to LOVE that show…here’s a picture of CHAD EVERETT from years back and a couple of him today…

remember the opening credits of “MEDICAL CENTER?”  this will bring back memories…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM7yge_tmQM

8.  BRITISH PETROLEUM or “BP”, claims that they have no idea why their stock value is dropping so fast…..DIPSTICKS….umm..maybe it’s because people don’t have to buy BP oil anymore, when they can just wring it out of a pelican for free……

9.  the country group “THE JUDDS” announced that they are reuniting (and it feels so good….sorry couldn’t resist.)….they are calling this tour “THE LAST ENCORE.”  or a more appropriate title…”THE LAST ENCORE UNTIL WYNONNA RUNS OUT OF BEN AND JERRYS ICE CREAM MONEY.”

10.  LINDSAY LOHAN said that tabloids created the story that she tampered with her SCRAM bracelet, and she says she’s gathering proof that she didn’t….YEAH….100 PROOF……

11.  tomorrow the frenzied mania of “the world cup” fever kicks off…or as we call it in america…”SATURDAY”…..

12.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

A completely inebriated man was stumbling down the street with one foot on the curb and one foot in the gutter. A cop pulled up and said, “I’ve got to take you in, pal. You’re obviously drunk.”

Our wasted friend asked, “Officer, are ya absolutely sure I’m drunk?”

“Yeah, buddy, I’m sure,” said the copper. “Let’s go.”

Breathing a sigh of relief, the wino said, “Thank goodness, I thought I was crippled.”

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND…I’LL TALK WITH YOU AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY…

JAY DEAN


 

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