random thoughts for thursday february 3rd, 2011

HOWDY PARTNER….HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY…

 

YOUR DAILY BLOG IS SPONSORED BY DISCOUNT VAC AND DAKOTA HOT TUBS, BOTH OF ABERDEEN…

 

1.  happy birthday wishes today are going out to one of my favorite quarterbacks ever, FRAN TARKENTON of the MINNESOTA VIKINGS….FRAN is 71 today……i used to LOVE watching FRAN TARKENTON scramble for the VIKES…he was awesome…

do you remember the tv show FRAN used to co-host?  it was ‘THAT’S INCREDIBLE’ with JOHN DAVIDSON and KATHY  LEE CROSBY…and it aired back in the early 80’s…

 

and here is FRAN TARKENTON today at the age of 71……

2.  also today, actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD turns 61…..remember this hottie?

and here she is today, looking pretty doggone good at 61….

3.  do you know what today is?  it’s “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED.”  today is the anniversary of the crash of the airplane that killed BUDDY HOLLY, THE BIG BOPPER, AND RICHIE VALENS….

they died near CLEAR LAKE, IOWA, but do you know where they were headed?  FARGO MOORHEAD….and because they didn’t show up at the show in FARGO MOORHEAD, an unknown star had to step forward into the spotlight and take over for them….who was it?  a then unknown, BOBBY VEE….

here’s a picture of the crash site, which is always decorated the day of the anniversary…

here’s another trivia question for you…..BUDDY HOLLY’S guitar player, gave up his seat on the airplane to the BIG BOPPER, because the BIG BOPPER was sick, and the heater on the bus had broken down…..do you know who BUDDY HOLLY’S guitar player was that escaped death that day?  the great WAYLON JENNINGS..

WAYLON couldn’t talk about the event for many many years, because he had thought that he had caused the accident….apparently, when the BIG BOPPER walked by WAYLON to get on the plane, he kiddingly told WAYLON, “I HOPE YOUR BUS FREEZES UP.”  and supposedly, WAYLON kidded back, “YEAH, WELL I HOPE YOUR PLANE CRASHES.”  eerie, huh?

4.  what tribute could happen today without the video of “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED.”  here’s DON MCLEAN and “AMERICAN PIE.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6uEjifqTaI

5.  BRING ON THE WINGS, BABY….

it’s our beloved ABERDEEN WINGS taking on the dreaded BISMARCK BOBCATS tonight at the odde ice arena at 7:15…this is, by far, the WINGS biggest rivals…and everytime they play mayhem breaks loose….here’s a pointer for tonight…GET THERE EARLY…the last time these two played it was a capacity crowd….LET’S GO WINGS….

6.  it was funny yesterday talking to my wife JEANNIE as she was getting groceries for me and MITCHELL while she is gone for a few days…the list sounded like a bachelor’s list……MACARONI AND CHEESE….FISH STICKS…..POPCORN….DIET PEPSI….FOUR CANS OF PEAS……PIZZAS…..not enough for even one full meal…ha ha…certainly not a HEALTHY meal….

7.  PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL didn’t see his shadow yesterday, which means an early spring…yeah right…he made the prediction and then was promptly run over by a snowplow….

8.  google is partnering with 17 major art museums to allow people to take virtual tours and view masterpieces up close on their computers…..now you can stare at a naked woman on your computer and claim it’s art appreciation…..

9.  on tuesday night the wind ripped part of the roof off of CHICAGO’S WRIGLEY FIELD, which is home to the CHICAGO CUBS…that’s kind of weird….because usually things don’t start falling apart there until mid JUNE…

10.  MERCEDE JOHNSTON, the younger sister of BRISTOL PALIN’S baby daddy, LEVI JOHNSTON, has agreed to do a celebrity nude pictorial in PLAYBOY MAGAZINE…it’s all part of PLAYBOY’S never ending effort to render the word “CELEBRITY” meaningless……

11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

 

An elderly couple is attending church services. 

About halfway through, she writes a note and hands it to her husband that says,
“I just let out a silent fart..   What do you think I should do?”

He scribbles back, “Put a new battery in your hearing aid.”

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY EVERYBODY…

JAY DEAN

 

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