random thoughts for monday april 18th, 2011

UGH…MONDAYS….

 

hi, remember me…my name is JAY DEAN..i apparently work here at SUNNY 97-7 even though i was gone for a week…ha ha

more on my vacation below…

 

1.  i saw a picture of actor JAMES CAAN the other day, and thought, hey, why don’t we salute him on the monday blog…so, here goes…JAMES CAAN has been around for quite a few years, and was quite the hearthrob for women back in his day…

he appeared in such movies as “THE GODFATHER”, “A BRIDGE TOO FAR”, “ROLLERBALL” and my absolute favorite JAMES CAAN MOVIE, “BRIAN’S SONG.”

we had that movie for a CHRISTMAS movie at good ole LANGFORD HIGH SCHOOL back around 1980, and i bawled my eyes out during the movie…

i also loved JAMES CAAN as WILL FERRELL’S father in “ELF.”

JAMES CAAN is 71 years old and still acting.

2.  remember the classic western tv show “THE VIRGINIAN?”  my PAPA used to love the show, so we watched it all the time…the show starred JAMES DRURY, DOUG MCCLURE AND LEE J. COBB…we’re going to find out what happened to each of them in our “whatever happened to” segment for today…

here are the three stars back on the show…

actor JAMES DRURY is actually having a birthday today….he turns 77 today…here is a picture of JAMES DRURY years ago…

and here he is today on his 77th birthday…

actor DOUG MCCLURE played the character “TRAMPUS” on the show…here’s a bit of trivia..my brother TREVOR was almost named TRAMPUS by my parents….he would have been the only TRAMPUS that i knew..ha ha

here’s DOUG MCCLURE back in the day…

DOUG MCCLURE died in 1995 at the age of 59 due to lung cancer…here’s a picture of him in his later years..

actor LEE J. COBB played “JUDGE HENRY GARTH” on the show…he probably had the most success of any of the major stars of the show after the show ended…here he is on “THE VIRGINIAN.”

LEE J. COBB went on to star in such movies as “12 ANGRY MEN”, “THE EXORCIST”, and his OSCAR winning performance in “ON THE WATERFRONT.”

he died of a heart attack in 1976 at the age of 64…here’s a picture of him later in his career…

 

3.  what did i do on my vacation?  lots of sleeping…i was completely worn out, and really needed a week off….i slept in until 7-8am most days…that’s 4-5 hours later than i normally get up…..i did a lot of running around, too…my wife and i went to FARGO with some friends last monday, and i had numerous church activities going on…..had a chance to watch a few movies, a few ball games, and other fun things…]

4.  okay, i have to say it again…the ABSOLUTE BEST late night talk show is the “LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON”….he is hilarious, and i stayed up to watch him all week long…

you might remember him from “THE DREW CAREY SHOW.”  if you haven’t watched him, give him a try….my wife said that it’s fun to watch someone who has tons of energy…he also does HILARIOUS interviews with the stars….

5.  MITCHELL and I had the opportunity the other day to have pizza for dinner and watch a movie.  we watched the JIM CARREY, EWAN MCGREGOR movied called “I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS.”

JIM CARREY plays a family man who realizes that he is gay..he goes to prison and finds his “soulmate” in EWAN MCGREGOR…i had no intention of seeing this movie in the theater, but MITCHELL really wanted to watch it, so i did…i REALLY ENJOYED IT….it had a fun story, was very funny, and really went by quickly….

6.  DEAR MR. WEATHER….YOU SUCK….

well, we were tempted with spring for a few days and really loved it…now, all this week we’re looking at a chance of snow and rain every single day thru friday….YUCK…

7.  i’ll tell you one area that is not looking forward to more precipitation…the HECLA AND HOUGHTON area….we went to HECLA last week for a church supper, and JEANNIE couldn’t beleive all the water up there….and on our way to FARGO, we were amazed at the amount of water up north…WOW…it’s so bad in HOUGHTON that we didn’t have church yesterday.  only a four wheel drive could get us to the church…

8.  we spent last week getting ready for MITCHELL’S graduation…as i mentioned before, i’m NOT looking forward to this…i’m excited for MITCHELL to get out in the world and go to school, but i’m sad for us for not having any kids in the house after this fall….parenting and having kids in the house was the absolute highlight of my life…

9.  i had a blast last week teaching a class on radio at LANGFORD HIGH SCHOOL…the kids were awesome.  we had a bunch of laughs, great questions and tons of fun..i want to thank the kids and staff at LANGFORD HIGH SCHOOL for inviting me back…

10.  FLORIDA  legislators are closed to passing a bill that tickets people for wearing their pants too low…and with all the elderly in FLORIDA, that means at or below the ribcage…

11.  the FAA is changing their air traffic controller’s work schedules…apparently all those stupid planes buzzing around them are making it impossible to get any shuteye at work…

12.  authorities have tracked an outbreak of LEGIONAIRE’S like disease at the PLAYBOY MANSION to the hot tub…hey, if you get into the hot tub at the PLAYBOY MANSION and all you catch is LEGIONAIRE’S, you should consider yourself darn lucky…

13.  a woman from WELLINGTON, FLORIDA is facing charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for allegedly clubbing her husband over the head with the tv remote control…and you women wonder why us guys never give up the remote!!!

14.  SUSAN LUCCI says that the cancellation of the soap opera “ALL MY CHILDREN” came as a complete shock to her and cast members….don’t fret though, SUSAN, because in the soap opera world, death is never permanent…

15.  actor DAVID ARQUETTE says that he and ex-wife COURTNEY COX are hanging out again…or as we call it, A SLOW NEWS DAY…

16.  NICOLE RICHIE says that she has hundreds of pairs of sunglasses…or as we call it, STILL A HORRIBLY SLOW NEWS DAY…

17.  CHARLIE SHEEN’S estranged wife BROOKE MUELLER was spotted at a pawn shop trying to hock one of CHARLIE’S watches….the watch is like CHARLIE SHEEN…it’s would too tight and has a screw loose…

18.  LADY GAGA’S new song “JUDAS” was released over the weekend, and is drawing fire from religious groups….LADY GAGA is so upset and depressed that she won’t even come out of her easter egg….

19.  one of this weekend’s biggest movies was the horror sequel “SCREAM 4.”  if you spent the weekend in a state of terror, you were either at the movie or frantically trying to get your taxes done…

20.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Two hunters got a pilot to fly them to Canada to hunt moose.
    They bagged six.
    As they started loading the plane for the return trip, the pilot said the plane could take only four moose.
    The hunters objected strongly. “Last year we shot six, and the pilot let us put them all on board; he had the same plane as yours.”
    Reluctantly, the pilot gave in and all six were loaded.
    However, even with full power, the little plane couldn’t handle the load and went down a few moments after take-off.
    Climbing out of the wreckage, the pilot asked, “Any idea where we are?”
    One of the hunters responded, “Not sure but I think we’re pretty close to where we crashed last year.”

GOOD TO BE BACK….ENJOY YOUR MONDAY EVERYBODY…

JAY DEAN


 

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About jaydeanhcr

Jay Dean spent 25 years in the radio business working morning shows and having fun on the air. He then turned his attention to working at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen in vehicle sales. Jay also helps out ministering at three different churches in the area. Jay is at St. John's Lutheran in Hecla, SD, Trinity Lutheran in Houghton, SD, and Grace Covenant Lutheran in Aberdeen, SD. Jay is blessed to have his beautiful wife Jeannie by his side, and received the two greatest gifts he could ever receive in his sons Tyler and Mitchell. Jay's interests including listening to classic country music, including his favorite Hank Williams, SR., and watching his beloved Washington Redskins and Minnesota Wild.

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