random thoughts for friday july 23rd, 2010



i want to take this time to wish my beautiful wife JEANNIE a happy birthday on saturday, and my incredibly handsome son TYLER a happy birthday on sunday….july is rather expensive for birthdays…MITCHELL on the 9th, JEANNIE on the 24th, and TYLER on the 25th…ha  ha….I LOVE YOU BOTH…ENJOY YOUR DAYS…

here’s a picture of my birthday pair….this was obviously taken during TYLER’S senior year at WARNER HIGH SCHOOL….

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1.  it’s our final day of the M*A*S*H  tribute, and today we feature a couple of players that weren’t on the show very long.  first of all, it’s WAYNE ROGERS, who played “TRAPPER JOHN”….he was on the show from 1972-1975…..here’s WAYNE ROGERS on the show, as you remember him…

and here he is today at the age of 77 !!!! NO WAY…three years away from 80?  unbelievable…

and in a weird type of rebound, CBS cast “BONANZA” actor PERNELL ROBERTS, to play TRAPPER JOHN, in the tv show “TRAPPER JOHN, M.D.” which was a spinoff of M*A*S*H, in which it was to be what happened to TRAPPER JOHN after he came home.  umm..it was a good show, but i never ever thought it was “TRAPPER JOHN.”  remember this show?

and our final M*A*S*H tribute is actor DAVID OGDEN STIERS, who played “WINCHESTER”, the anal retentive soldier that was constantly picked on by HAWKEYE and his cronies….here he is back on the show…

and here he is today at the age of 67…

2.  what would our tribute be without the M*A*S*H theme song….the song was actually called “SUICIDE IS PAINLESS.”  and it was a catchy tune that people always walked around humming, and when you heard it, you knew your favorite show was on…

here it is… complete with lyrics, and a VERY MOVING tribute to our favorite show…


and if you just like the “instrumental” part of the song, here you go…



it’s THE “PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE” with their album “FIRING UP”…they always had such cool album covers…

wanna know what’s cool about this album?  country superstar VINCE GILL was their lead singer on this album…yep…and when the “PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE” played the south dakota state fair in huron in the early 80’s, VINCE GILL was there singing…..

this album featured great songs like “LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT”, “I’LL BE DAMNED”, and “I’M ALMOST READY.”  here’s the song “LET ME LOVE YOU TONIGHT.”


here they are “live” on “SOLID GOLD” performing “I’M ALMOST READY.”  check out VINCE GILL’S BEARD…HA HA


4.  speaking of VINCE GILL being the lead singer of “THE PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE”, here’s a photo of them back in the early 80’s.  VINCE is the one with the white cap on….

and here’s country superstar VINCE GILL today…

4.  well, last night my wife and boys and i got the wii machine out for the first time in months….and just like other nights, JEANNIE killed me in tennis and golf….i beat her in baseball and bowling, but in tennis, she just kicks my butt all over the place.  TYLER AND MITCHELL are very good at wii as well.  MITCH has become a very very good tennis player……i’m the king of bowling, but nobody in the house really cares about that…ha ha

5.  i can guarantee you one thing for weekend…you will not find my butt in a seat in the movie “SALT” starring ANGELINA JOLIE…i’m really not a fan of hers, and this movie doesn’t look that good….to me, anyway…..

6.  PET PEEVE:  when you do something for people, and expect them to maybe ‘repay’ you sometime, and they can’t and won’t…very irritating….very upsetting…and very wrong…sometimes i get tired of being nice to everyone and then get dumped on by the same people…it gets old….

7.  this is a true story….in an effort to get young boys to read “kids books”, publishers are printing books about FARTING…i have no problem with this, unless, of course, the books are scratch-n-sniff….

8.  a ranch worker in CHICO, CALIFORNIA, was shooting at squirrels when a branch suddenly fell off of a tree and killed him.  police have taken CHIP AND DALE into custody for questioning….

9.  the city of OAKLAND has approved licenses for 4  marijuana factories.  the factories will open bright and early at 3:00 in the afternoon…

10.  the world’s first ice cream truck for DOGS, made it’s debut in ENGLAND this week…it features the all time favorites like “butt sniffin’ blueberry” and “sneaker chewing chocolate.”

11.  astronomers report finding the most massive star ever discovered….they’re calling it “the ROSIE.”


A rookie pitcher was struggling at the mound, so the catcher walked up to have a talk with him. “I’ve figured out your problem,” he told the young southpaw. “You always lose control at the same point in every game.” “When is that?” “Right after the National Anthem.”

or how about this one:

One day a rather inebriated ice fisherman drilled a hole in the ice and peered into the hole and a loud voice said, “There are no fish down there.”
He walked several yards away and drilled another hole and peered into the hole and again the voice said, “There’s no fish down there.”
He then walked about 50 yards away and drilled another hole and again the voice said, “There’s no fish down there.”
He looked up into the sky and asked, “God, is that you?”
“No, you idiot,” the voice said, “it’s the rink manager.”





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