random thoughts for friday april 8th, 2011

I HAVE ONE THING TO SAY….

 

***DON’T FORGET, I’M GONE NEXT WEEK..IF SOMETHING MAJOR GOES DOWN, I WILL UPDATE THE BLOG…HECK, I MAY DO IT ANYWAY IF I GET BORED AT HOME….HA HA

 

1.  today, i’m going to salute one of the best and biggest movies of all time…

that’s right, it’s E.T….i watched most of it yesterday, and i forgot how magical and incredible the movie was, and is….by the way, when this movie was in the theaters, i saw it THIRTEEN TIMES….THIRTEEN TIMES in the theater alone…..i would tag along with anyone to see it again….

we’re going to find out what happened to some of the cast members…

first of all, HENRY THOMAS…he played ‘ELLIOT’, the boy that E.T. befriends…

 

HENRY THOMAS is now  39 and has appeared in over 40 movies…here he is today…

the beautiful DREW BARRYMORE played the daughter “GERTIE.”  she was so darn cute in that role…

DREW has, by far, become the biggest star after E.T….here’s a current picture of her.  she is now 36 years old…

actor ROBERT MACNAUGHTON played “MICHAEL” in the movie…here he is with the other siblings…

today, he is 44 years old…

actress DEE WALLACE STONE played the MOM in the movie…and she was super hot…..

she continues to act in movies and on tv, and she is now 62 years old…

and actor PETER COYOTE played the menacing government guy, whose heart changes at the end of the movie..here he is with DEE WALLACE STONE…

PETER COYOTE has been all over tv and movies since E.T….he is now 69 years of age….

the cast of E.T. gathered recently for a celebration of the anniversary of the movie…the movie is 29 years old…WOW… here are the cast members…

 

2.  today in our “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO” file, we find out what happened to actor JACK ALBERTSON….here’s a very young picture of him…

JACK ALBERTSON is best known for two roles…first of all, playing CHARLIE’S grandfather in “WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.”  he plays a bed ridden grandpa who goes to the factory with his grandson….

and of course, on tv he played opposite FREDDIE PRINZE in the hit show “CHICO AND THE MAN.”

you may recall that FREDDIE PRINZE suffered from severe depression, and ended up shooting himself to death on january 28th, 1977…and yes, he is the father of actor FREDDIE PRINZE, JR…..

meanwhile, JACK ALBERTSON continued to act up until his death in 1981 at the age of 74…can’t find many later year photos of him, but here’s one…

 

3.  my wife suprised me last night…she said she wanted to go to the circus tonight…hmmm..i thought our circus days were over until we had grandchildren…sounds like fun, though…

4.  there’s really not a movie coming out that i want to see this weekend…sadly….i certainly don’t want to see RUSSELL BRAND’S remake of DUDLEY MOORE’S movie “ARTHUR.”  if i absolutely had to see a new movie this weekend, i would choose, “HANNA.”

it’s the story of a young girl who’s father was a C.I.A. agent.  and he has to train his daughter to make her first kill….sounds exciting, but i could probably wait until the dvd comes out….

5.  i’m so tired of “THE OFFICE” reruns…the new ones start again next thursday…the only good thing about tv last night was a brand new episode of “OUTSOURCED.”  i still think that it is the best new show of the year, and i can’t wait to buy the season one dvd when it comes out.

6.  CRAP…the U.N.D. FIGHTING SIOUX hockey team lost 2-0 to MICHIGAN last night in the FROZEN FOUR…U.N.D. was favorite to win it all, but they looked very sloppy last night….MICHIGAN will play UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH for the FROZEN FOUR championship this weekend.

7.  don’t forget that the BIG BOY TOY SHOW is this weekend at the EXPO BUILDING on the BROWN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS…saturday’s hours are 9-6 and sundays hours are 11-5.  this is your chance to see everything that will get you EXCITED for spring, and especially summer…hope to see you there…

8.  the government is set to shut down if CONGRESS can’t pass a budget soon….however, the government drive thru window will still be open for take out….

9.  republicans and democrats are still arguing and trying to agree on a budget….it’s stunning…two months ago, NOBODY imagined that the government would shut down before CHARLIE SHEEN’S kidneys……

10.  the UNITED STATES is still continuing pressure to oust MUAMMAR GADDAFI in LIBYA….he had better be scared, because we know how to shut down governments……

11.  ALEC BALDWIN says that his sitcom “30 ROCK” will end after 2012…he said he needs more quality time for screaming at his kids….

12.  MTV announced plans to star SNOOKI and PAULY D. in two “JERSEY SHORE” spinoffs….that’s not what i meant…i said that i’d like to see them “spun off” of a pier over JERSEY shore….

13.  LINDSAY LOHAN is set to play mobster JOHN GOTTI’S daughter in a new movie…so, now she’s claiming that her jewelry heist was “researching the role for the movie.”

14.  CHARLIE SHEEN’S show in COLUMBUS was interrupted by a drunken fan who was removed by police…people said the behavior was loud, crude, and intoxicated….and that was just CHARLIE…

15.  good news:  MARISKA HARGITAY has adopted…

bad news:  IT WASN’T ME…

16.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

A man is stumbling through the woods, totally drunk, when he comes upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. He proceeds to walk into the water and subsequently bumps into the preacher.
     The preacher turns around and is almost overcome by the smell of alcohol, and asks the drunk, “Are you ready to find Jesus?”
     The drunk answers, ” Yes, I am.”
     So the preacher grabs him and dunks him in the water. He pulls him up and asks the drunk, “Brother have you found Jesus?”
     The drunk says, “No, I haven’t found Jesus.”
     The preacher, shocked at the answer, dunks him into the water again, for a little longer this time. He again pulls the drunk out of the water and asks again, “Have you found Jesus, my brother?”
     The drunk again answers, “No, I haven’t found Jesus.
     By this time the preacher is at his wits’ end and dunks the drunk in the water again, but this time holds him down for about 30 seconds and when he begins kicking his arms and legs he pulls him up.
     The preacher again asks the drunk, “For the love of God, have you found Jesus?”
     The drunk wipes his eyes, catches his breath and says to the preacher, “Are you sure this is where he fell in?”

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND A FANTASTIC NEXT WEEK.. I’LL TALK WITH YOU AGAIN ON MONDAY APRIL 18TH…

JAY DEAN

 

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