random thoughts for tuesday may 24th, 2011



1.  MITCHELL AND I were watching “THE SIMPSON’S” last night, and i got to wondering whatever happened to MARCIA WALLACE…MARCIA is the voice of the teacher, EDNA KRABAPPEL on the show…

MARCIA WALLACE is mostly known as the secretary on the “BOB NEWHART SHOW.”  she also was one of the panelists on “MATCH GAME.”

MARCIA WALLACE continues to act and make public appearances today.  she is now 68…..here she is today.


2. speaking of “THE BOB NEWHART SHOW”, let’s find out whatever happened to SUZANNE PLESHETTE…she, of course, played BOB’S wife on the hit tv show….what a beauty she was….check out an early picture…

did you know that later in life, SUZANNE PLESHETTE married her “NEWHART” co-star TOM POSTON?  yep, she did…

SUZANNE PLESHETTE died on january 19th, 2008 of lung cancer at the age of 70…here she is in recent years..one with blonde hair, one with dark…ha ha


3.  yesterday it was announced that singer KATY PERRY has a contract rider that’s about a couple dozen pages long…if you don’t know what a “rider” is, it’s what the ‘star’ is demanding besides cash when they do a concert…KATY PERRY obviously is letting her ego get the best of her…..part of her rider says “no carnations” anywhere backstage…she also demands that no limo driver ever look her directly in the eyes…..DIVA ALERT…

4.  with the KATY PERRY debacle over her “demands”, it got me thinking of previous stories that i heard about some artists…

***i’ve heard many times that artists demand something stupid like “only green m &m’s”….i think it’s just to see if they can get it.

***i heard of a huge artists from australia that had one semi full of his australian furniture, so his dressing room can look like home.

***i know of one country giant, who wouldn’t allow anyone but women in his dressing room…tough for me to get an interview in that situation.

***and i heard a story about a big name artist who appeared at our own “lumber company” years ago that demanded that an office get revamped into a bathroom just for him….don’t know if it’s true or not, but knowing this artist i wouldn’t doubt it.

***when i was working in LISBON, N.D., we brought country star JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY to town when he first started.  before his show, we took three people to carry all the food and drinks and other supplies to his bus that his “rider” demanded….when he opened the door he asked “what is all this stuff?”  i told him that it was demanded in his contract, and he said, “i don’t need all of this stuff.”  we let him keep it anyway, but that proved that his managers and booking agents were the ones who were treating him like a superstar…sometimes it’s not the artist….

5.  “TWO AND A HALF MEN” was on tv last night…after all of the CHARLIE SHEEN bullcrap over the last year, i found it hard to watch the show…..and i don’t know if ASHTON KUTCHER can pull me back in…..sad…used to love that show….

6.  i really like FACEBOOK for one thing…it’s got me reaquainted with friends from the past…i’m now visiting with former classmates from VEBLEN, BRITTON, AND CAMPBELL-TINTAH, MINNESOTA…plus i’m catching up with relatives in NEW YORK CITY and SOUTH CAROLINA…that’s one of the good things about FACEBOOK…there are some negatives, but for me, i think the positives outweight the negatives…

7.  a man from WASHINGTON STATE says he has a fetish for cars…a fetish?  he literally falls in love with cars, unless it’s a convertible with it’s top down..then it’s pure lust…..

8.  a woman in SAUDI ARABIA was detained by police after driving a car….you see, women are forbidden to drive, and she did and posted a video on YOUTUBE…plus they gave her a ticket for DWV….”DRIVING WITHOUT A VEIL.”

9.  67 year old MICK JAGGER has put together a new band called “SUPER HEAVY.”  he came up with the name while trying to push open the recording studio door….

10.  reports say that ASHTON KUTCHER is only legally obligated to do “TWO AND A HALF MEN” for one year…which is barely enough time to clean the liquor bottles and drug garbage from CHARLIE SHEEN’S trailer…

11.  the FBI released new figures that show that violent crime dropped in the UNITED STATES by 5.5 percent last year…that’s because the price of gas was so high that nobody could afford to do “drive-by’s.”

12.  writer STEPHEN KING says that if he would do a remake of his classic movie ‘CARRIE’, he would hire LINDSAY LOHAN to play the title role…finally, a prom that LINDSAY could go to that she would remember……


This 85 year old couple, having been married almost 60 years, die in a car crash. They had been in good health the last ten years, mainly due to the wife’s neurotic interest in health food.
     When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter took them to their mansion, which was decked out with a beautiful kitchen and master bath suite and Jacuzzi. As they “oohed and aahed”, the old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost.
     “It’s free,” Peter replied, Remember, this is Heaven.”
     Next they went out back to see the championship golf course the home backed up to. They would have golfing privileges every day, and each week the course changed to a new one representing the great golf courses on Earth.
     The old man asked, “What are the green fees?”
     “This is heaven,” St. Peter replied. “You play for free.”
     Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch with the cuisines of the world laid out. “How much to eat?” asked the old man.
     “Don’t you understand yet?” St. Peter asked. “This is heaven. It’s free!”
     “Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods?” the old man asked timidly.
     “That’s the best part … you can eat as much as you like of whatever you like and you never get fat and you never get sick. This is Heaven.”
     The old man looked at his wife and said, “You and your stinking bran muffins. I could have been here ten years ago!”




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