random thoughts for friday april 1st, 2011

well, we first start out today with some MAJOR NEWS…unfortunately, today will be my LAST DAILY BLOG…because of budget cutbacks, and my hectic schedule, i am no longer able to take the time to do a daily blog.  i have always put a lot of effort into the blog, and if i can’t give it my “ALL”, i don’t want to do it at all….SO, ENJOY TODAY’S BLOG…IT’S THE LAST ONE I’LL BE ABLE TO DO….SORRY….




























1.  in our celebrity birthdays today, we feature the legendary DORIS DAY, who turns 88 this sunday…DORIS DAY has been a virtual recluse over the past few decades.  in fact, the pictures you will see shortly are among the only ones available….first of all though, here’s the beautiful DORIS DAY back in her heyday….

remember her tv show theme song?


and here’s DORIS DAY today, in a photo taken in the last couple of years…

2.  “HORSHACK” has a birthday saturday…actor RON PALILLO played “ARNOLD HORSHACK” on “WELCOME BACK KOTTER.”

here he is with the cast…he’s in the upper left….

i had friends that called me “HORSHACK” in high school, because they thought i looked like him…frankly, i don’t see it…

RON PALILLO turns 62 this weekend…wow…here he is today…


3.  in our “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO”  segment, we feature actor BOB CRANE, who is best known for playing “HOGAN” on “HOGAN’S HEROES.” 

BOB CRANE was a big “radio star” before his stint on “HOGAN’S HEROES.”  did you know that he divorced his wife and married the actress who played “HILDA” on the tv show? he also appeared in a couple of DISNEY films called “GUS” and “SUPERDAD.”

BOB CRANE’S death still remains somewhat of a mystery…during the tv show, co-star RICHARD DAWSON introduced BOB CRANE to JOHN HENRY CARPENTER, who, like CRANE was a photo enthusiast….they became friends, and supposedly, one night in 1978, BOB CRANE called the guy to tell him that their friendship was over….apparently, CARPENTER had photographed CRANE in some less than complimentary sexual photos with many different women….then, the next day, BOB CRANE was found murdered and bludgeoned to death with a weapon that was never found, but was beleived to be a camera tripod….CARPENTER was brought up on murder charges, but was found not guilty, and he maintained his innocense until his death…BOB CRANE’S murder is still a mystery today…here’s the murder scene…

and here are a couple of later year pictures of BOB CRANE…

and here’s BOB CRANE’S gravesite…


4.  thought you might like this…

5.  JEANNIE AND I are making plans to go to a movie tonight, but can’t really decide what to see…no one movie LEAPS out at us…(no pun intended because of the new bunny movie coming out.)

i want to see the movie “PAUL.”

but, the kids in us kind of want to see the new movie “HOP.”

sound like my wife may go see this movie with our great niece and her mama on saturday…


JUSTIN MORNEAU is playing in his first game since early last summer when he suffered a concussion…”THE MOUSTACHE” CARL POVANO pitches for the TWINS today.  call me silly, but i have a very funny feeling in the pit of my stomach that the TWINS are going to go a long ways this year, including winning the division again, and going DEEP INTO THE PLAYOFFS….hopefully it’s true.

7.  the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT reported that 6.5 million AMERICAN citizens have past criminal records….it disqualifies a lot of people from jobs, at least until they are ELECTED…

8.  the poisonous cobra that vanished from the BRONX ZOO has been found…who would have ever thought to look under DONALD TRUMP’S combover?

9.  CHARLIE SHEEN is being sued for 20 million dollars for allegedly destroying a planned “REALITY” show about him and his family…he destroyed it by proving he knew nothing about “REALITY.”

10.  it’s a big week for ELTON JOHN…first of all, his songs were featured on “AMERICAN IDOL”, and he’s hosting “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” this weekend….by the way, one of the IDOL contestants sang his hit “TINY DANCER”, which kicked off numerous KIRSTIE ALLEY jokes backstage…

11.  reaction continues to JUDGE JUDY being rushed to the hospital the other day after becoming incoherent during a taping of her show….a judge who doesn’t make any sense?  HEY, SHE’S STEALING PAULA ABDUL’S ACT….

12.  thirty nine years ago this week, the “OFFICIAL BEATLE’S FAN CLUB” closed down….BEATLES fans are still blaming “THE OFFICIAL YOKO ONO FAN CLUB” for it’s demise…


Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards.
One day they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, “Now don’t get mad at me….. I know we’ve been friends for a long time….. but I just can’t think of your name! I’ve thought and thought, but I can’t remember it. Please tell me what your name is.”
Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her.
Finally she said, “How soon do you need to know?”





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