random thoughts for wednesday april 6th, 2011



1.  in our celebrity birthdays, we are going to salute a couple of child stars from the 80’s and 90’s.  the first one is ARI MEYERS…she played the daugher EMMA JANE on the 80’s tv show “KATE AND ALLIE.”  remember her? she’s the one with her arm hanging over the banister. 

ARI MEYERS turns 42 today and is quite the looker….

here she is with former co-star SUSAN ST. JAMES…


2.  also, the very pretty and talented CANDACE CAMERON is 35 today….she, of course, played D.J. on “FULL HOUSE.”  here she is back on the show…

today, she goes by her married name which is CANDACE CAMERON BURE.  and she’s a knockout…


3.  well, yesterday when we saluted MARLA GIBBS of “THE JEFFERSON’S”, it got me thinking about the show, and i wondered where actor PAUL BENEDICT is today…he, of course, played the nosy neighbor of THE JEFFERSON’S….

after the show, he played a wild butler on one of my favorite movies of all time, STEVE MARTIN’S “THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS.” and did you know that he was the “NUMBER PAINTER” on SESAME STREET?  yepper…he was in the movies “THE GOODBYE GIRL”, and “THIS IS SPINAL TAP”.  he was very huge on the broadway circuit, too.

PAUL BENEDICT was found dead in his home in 2008 at the age of 70….here are some later year photos of him.

4.  i was strolling thru the cereal aisle at a grocery store recently when i came upon a box of ‘GRAPE NUTS.’  i remember as a kid that i thought my teeth were going to crumble in my mouth eating that cereal. but, I LOVED THE CEREAL, and i kept eating it, although sometimes i felt that shards of glass would have been easier to chew…


last night the TWINS did something that they rarely do…THEY BEAT THE HATED NEW YORK YANKEES IN NEW YORK…the TWINS were down 4-0 most of the game, and most everyone had counted them out…however, i watched until the end, and i’m glad i did.  our TWINS scored four runs in the 8th to tie it up, and scored in the top of the 10th to get the win…TWINS pitchers MATT CAPPS and JOE NATHAN were stellar in the last couple of innings…WAY TO GO TWINS…BEAT THE YANKEES AGAIN TODAY…

6.  i know you’l be sad, but i’m taking next week off….with working a few jobs, and most weeks working seven days a week, i know when it’s time for a break, and now is definetly the time…..so, LES will be in for me next week, while i take it easy, get some sleep, and make my couch my best friend….

7.  MCDONALD’S has announced that they plan to hire 50,000 employees in one day to prove that working at MCDONALD’S is a good career….and the same day they announced this, KATIE COURIC announced she’s leaving CBS….coincidence?  I THINK NOT….

8.  HORIZON AIRLINES admits that they removed a SIX FOOT NINE INCH passenger from a flight for being too tall…hey, maybe this is the guy who stood up and tore the roof off of that SOUTHWEST AIRLINES plane the other day?

9.  during a dip while performing a rumba on “DANCING WITH THE STARS”, KIRSTIE ALLEY’S partner injured his thigh and fell to the ground.  here’s a tip..maybe next time, LET HER DIP YOU…

10.  just days into CHARLIE SHEEN’S tour, reports say that scalpers are trying to unload tickets at bargain basement prices….for CHARLIE, weak ticket sales are a real BLOW…which is what he spent the money on anyway…

11.  the animated film “HOP” was number one at the box office during the past week….it’s about the EASTER BUNNY’S son wanting to be a rock star…which is ridiculous…we all know that all bunnies want to do is marry HUGH HEFNER…


Tony was 9 years old and was staying with his grandmother for a few days.

He’d been playing outside with the other kids, when he came into the house and asked her, ‘Grandma,
what’s that called when two people sleep in the same bedroom and one is on top of the other?’
She was a little taken aback, but she decided to tell him the truth. ‘Well, dear, it’s called sexual intercourse.
Oh, Little Tony said, ‘OK,’ and went back outside to play with the other kids.  

A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily, ‘Grandmait isn’t called sexual intercourse. It’s called Bunk Beds…AND JIMMY’S MOM WANTS TO TALK TO YOU!!!!!!!! 

love that one…




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