random thoughts for wednesday july 21st, 2010

HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYBODY…..here i am with the best part of my life…my beautiful wife JEANNIE…..

1.  we continue our salute to “M*A*S*H” today, with a tribute to the leaders of the group….first of all, it’s actor HARRY MORGAN, who played “COLONEL SHERMAN POTTER.”  HARRY MORGAN is still alive, by the way…he’s an amazing 95 years old…. here is HARRY MORGAN back on the show….

and here he is recently…..

actor MCLEAN STEVENSON played “COLONEL HENRY BLAKE” on the early episodes of the show….I ABSOLUTELY LOVED him on the show…he added a “quirkiness” to the cast….unfortunately MCLEAN died in 1996 after bladder cancer surgery…after the surgery he went into cardiac arrest and died at the age of 68…

YOU WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING CREEPY?  actor ROGER BOWEN, who played “HENRY POTTER” in the movie version of “M*A*S*H”, died THE VERY NEXT DAY of cardiac arrest…what a coincidence…..

here is MCLEAN STEVENSON on the show….

MCLEAN went on to appear in a few tv shows, among them, my favorite, “HELLO LARRY” back in 1979-1980….here’s a photo from the show, along with two members of “DIFFERENT STROKES”….they appeared one after the other on tv, so, the network cross promoted the show….

his daugher on the show was played by KIM RICHARDS, who was one of the child actors on the “ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN” movies back in the 70’s….

MCLEAN was also a mainstay on my favorite game show of all time, “MATCH GAME.”  he was HILARIOUS on that show…

2.  YOUR CLASSIC TV COMMERCIAL:

i don’t remember if i did this one before, if i did, i’m sorry….this was a commercial from one of my favorite games back in the 70’s….GNIP GNOP…which is “PING PONG” backwards….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX2bqI–c-k

3.  YOUR CLASSIC ALBUM COVERS FOR THE DAY:

the southern rock band 38 SPECIAL, had some of the most creative album covers back in the 70’s and 80’s….here they are…

“WILD EYED SOUTHERN BOYS”, featured the title cut, plus “HOLD ON LOOSELY”, “FANTASY GIRL” and more…loved that album…

“TOUR DE FORCE”, featured such classics as “IF I’D BEEN THE ONE”, “BACK WHERE YOU BELONG”, and others…

and….

“SPECIAL FORCES” featured such 38 SPECIAL classics like “CAUGHT UP IN YOU”, “YOU KEEP RUNNING AWAY”, and others…..

4.  I LOVE 38 SPECIAL IN CONCERT…here are a couple of videos…here’s the video for “CAUGHT UP IN YOU”…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg21Rkew874

and here’s 38 SPECIAL “LIVE IN STURGIS”…they’re doing the song “IF I’D BEEN THE ONE.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_4vfFtXAA

5.  IT’S ALMOST NFL TRAINING CAMP…WHICH MEANS THE SEASON IS GETTING CLOSER…I HAVE TWO THINGS TO SAY…

AND

NUFF SAID….

6.  olympic softball hero JENNIE FINCH, is retiring from women’s softball after ten years of playing it….i’ve always been a JENNIE FINCH fan…but for the life of me, i just can’t figure out why….

7.  the “WORLD SNAIL RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS” just finished in ENGLAND…they started last year…hee hee

8.  a man in ITALY has opened a “manhole museum.”  people can drop in at any time….(man, i’m on a roll…)

9.  LINDSAY LOHAN showed up yesterday to serve her prison sentence…she was handcuffed and strip searched….and if you throw in a pitcher of margaritas, that’s pretty much a regular friday night for LINDSAY…

10.  ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT appeared at the HOLLYWOOD premier of her new movie, “SALT.”  have you seen the movie trailer?  she’s fighing, running, and smashing car windows…it’s about a woman who goes on a date with MEL GIBSON…

11.  in RUSSIA, a parachuting donkey, that was part of an advertising campaign, shocked beachgoers when it appeared in the sky…normally the most shocking ass on the beach is the fat guy wearing a speedo…

12.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

After being with her all evening, the man couldn’t take another minute with his blind date. Earlier, he had secretly arranged to have a friend call him to the phone so he would have an excuse to leave if something like this happened.
    When he returned to the table, he lowered his eyes, put on a grim expression and said, “I have some bad news. My grandfather just died.”
    “Thank heavens,” his date replied. “If yours hadn’t, mine would have had to!”

HAVE A GLORIOUS WEDNESDAY MY FRIENDS…

JAY DEAN


 

 

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