random thoughts for monday march 14th, 2011

I’M BACK….read below to find out just where i was over the weekend…not a fun weekend…


today’s daily blog is sponsored by DISCOUNT VAC AND DAKOTA HOT TUBS, BOTH IN ABERDEEN…


1.  happy birthday wishes are going out to actor STEVE KANALY, who played RAY KREBBS on “DALLAS.”  he turns 65 today….RAY was the foreman of SOUTHFORK RANCH on the tv show…here he is back on the show…i always thought that he resembled GEORGE STRAIT…

and here is STEVE KANALY today at 65……including a recent photo with a few members of “DALLAS.”

2.  in our “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO” segment for today, we salute actor WILLIAM CONRAD, who played “JAKE AND THE FATMAN” and “CANNON.” 

here’s an early picture of him…

did you know:

that WILLIAM CONRAD was the narrator of the “ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE” cartoons?

that WILLIAM CONRAD was the voice of MARSHALL MATT DILLON on the radio version of “GUNSMOKE?”

WILLIAM CONRAD continued to act until his death in 1994 at the age of 73 due to congestive heart failure…..here is his very modest gravesite…

and here he is with a fan in his later years…

3.  wow…what a crappy weekend…my DAD got sick on thursday, and we doctored all day long with him in ABERDEEN…then about midnight thursday night, they flew him out to the U of M hospital in MINNEAPOLIS…he apparently has been having “mini strokes” called T.I.A’S….he continued to have them in MINNEAPOLIS, too….it was very hard to leave MOM AND DAD behind last night and come home, but duty calls you know…..he had a big setback last night, but we’re still hopeful that things turn around and they get back home sometime early this week….

4.  here’s a note to road workers in MINNESOTA..if you actually PLOWED the roads after a snowfall, there would be less accidents….wow….roads were HORRIBLE in MINNESOTA on the way to the TWIN CITIES on friday morning….the sun was shining, but the roads were crappy…..we missed a head on with a school bus by FEET on the way down….really shook us up…it’s amazing how 5-10 seconds can completely change your life…..this bus came over a hill, didn’t know that the roads were snowpacked, hit the snow and started fish tailing all over the place…he corrected himself just before he would have smoked us…THANK GOD FOR THAT…

5.  we couldn’t turn on the tv over the weekend without seeing CHARLIE SHEEN….all over the place…and now he’s doing a college tour to speak on his life?  give it up , dude…give it a rest…get your head on straight and get on with life…..

6.  i think i have a new favorite place to get pizza…there’s a place on the campus of THE U OF M called “THE LEANING TOWER OF PIZZA.”  incredible pizza….and incredible people that work there..in fact, the manager of the place is from ABERDEEN….i can’t remember his first name, but his last name was BREWER…..wonderful place to relax and enjoy some good food…pizza, burgers, whatever you want…..

7.  what a horrible scene in JAPAN…i can’t even imagine…and now there’s the threat  of a nuclear explosion?  man, how much can these people take?  it’s hard to beleive that the earthquake moved JAPAN eight feet….unheard of …

8.  yesterday we went on DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME…the only good thing is that it’s one less hour we have to hear about CHARLIE SHEEN and JERSEY SHORE…

9.  a man from ILLINOIS is on a “MCDONALD’S ONLY” diet while he trains for the upcoming LOS ANGELES MARATHON…he runs 100 miles a week…mostly to the bathroom….

10.  a woman who robbed a bookstore in ATLANTIC CITY, was chased down and held down by two men who came running out of  “TRIPLE X” video booths in the adult section of the store….they had no idea that she was a thief…they were just desperate to hold a woman…

11.  “SURVIVOR” star RICHARD HATCH is headed back to jail for tax evasion…ironically enough, he’s the only cast member who can actually get arrested these days….


A young executive was leaving the office at 6pm when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in hand.
     “Listen,” said the CEO, “this is important, and my secretary has left. Can you make this thing work?”
     “Certainly,” said the young executive. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button.
     “Excellent, excellent!” said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine. “I just need one copy.”


     A man came home from work, sat down in his favorite chair, turned on the TV, and said to his wife, “Quick, bring me a beer before it starts.”
     She looked a little puzzled, but brought him a beer.
     When he finished it, he said, “Quick, bring me another beer. It’s gonna start.”
     This time she looked a little angry, but brought him a beer.
     When it was gone, he said, “Quick, another beer before it starts.”
     “That’s it!” She blows her top! “You waltz in here, flop your fat butt down, don’t even say hello to me and then expect me to run around like your slave. Don’t you realize that I cook and clean and wash and iron all day long?”
     The husband sighed. “It’s started!”





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