random thoughts for wednesday june 22nd, 2011



1.  it’s a milestone birthday for singer/actor KRIS KRISTOFFERSON today….he turns 75, beleive it or not…..KRIS is known for many things, among those being married once to singer RITA COOLIDGE….

KRIS has written so many classic songs including “ME AND BOBBY MCGEE”, “FOR THE GOOD TIMES”, “HELP ME MAKE IT THRU THE NIGHT,” and many others…he also appeared in such movies as “PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID,” “A STAR IS BORN”, and many others…here’s a recent picture of birthday boy KRIS KRISTOFFERSON..

what would a KRIS KRISTOFFERSON tribute be without hearing his awesome song, “WHY ME LORD?”  it’s one of my favorites, and i love singing it in church…


2.  also, PAPA WALTON has a birthday today…actor RALPH WAITE, who played the father of all those WALTON kids, turns 83 today…here is RALPH WAITE back on the hit tv show, “THE WALTONS”….

and here is RALPH WAITE today at 83…the first one is with his tv wife MICHAEL LEARNED….


3.  speaking of “THE WALTONS”, we are going to find out “whatever happened to” the grandma on the show…actress ELLEN CORBY played the sometimes cranky matriarch of the family…here’s an early picture of ELLEN CORBY…

ELLEN CORBY was around the entertainment scene for many many years before her stint on “THE WALTONS”….in fact, she was nominated for an OSCAR for her role as AUNT TRINA in the movie “I REMEMBER MAMA.”  by the way, she’s a WISCONSIN girl….ELLEN CORBY suffered a serious stroke in 1976, and returned to the show in 1978, with the stroke written into the show…ELLEN CORBY died at the age of 87 back in 1999…her stroke didn’t have an direct role in her death….she is entombed at GLENDALE’S FORREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK….here’s her marker…

here’s ELLEN CORBY on the hit tv show with her tv show husband WILL GEER…


4.  a picture was released a couple of days ago of ZSA ZSA GABOR drinking a glass of wine celebrating her husband FREDERICK’S birthday…..i wouldn’t have recognized her…

5.  i had the most fun night last night that i’ve had in recent weeks….JEANNIE AND I stayed home last night and just laid on our couches and watched tv…..very enjoyable night…..really really enjoyed her company….we need to do that more often…isn’t it wild how busy and hectic our schedules are, that we can’t take time and enjoy the greatest things in life?

6.  there’s a new tv show called “101 WAYS TO LEAVE A GAME SHOW.”  i don’t know if i can continue to watch this show, because of how nervous and uncomfortable it made both of us…..people who had to leave the show were strapped to an airplane while it took off, rocketed straight up in the air, and dropped ten stories…..NO THANKS….the prize is 50,000 dollars, but i’d have at least that in doctor bills after being on the show…

7.  if you watch the video of the morning show and you’re wondering why i don’t have my glasses on very much, it’s because i’m trying to not wear them as much as i can….i can see fine without them…wearing them just seems to “clean up” my vision…i can actually read better without them on….and i’m doing that “GRANDPA” thing when i read of lifting my glasses up, or staring over them while i drop my head….I’M GETTING OLD…

8.  the UNITED STATES military says it’s developing a self-piloting spy plane that is the size of AN INSECT…wow….but, they’re still working out the kinks….for example, right now the enemy can take it down with a can of RAID….

9.  scientists at the UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO are working on “scented television.”  they have a device that potentially creates thousands of odors at will….what’s the name of it?  TEENAGE BOY? (this makes sense being most shows stink anyway…)

10.  a NEW JERSEY woman fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a mattress store…and to make matters worse, she almost took out two air traffic controllers who were sleeping there…(here sleep number is 911)

11.  the cast of the tv show ‘JERSEY SHORE’ is demanding a pay raise…mostly to offset the rising costs of “delousing.”

12.  PARIS HILTON says that she’s recording another album and it could be released as soon as this summer….hhhmmmm….maybe we changed the terror alert system a little too early…

13.  SPIDERMAN apparently DIES in a comic book due out today…he evidently was found listening to PARIS HILTON’S new album…


Three engineering students were gathered together discussing who must Have designed the human body.
    One said, “It was a mechanical engineer. Just Look at all the joints.”
    Another said, “No, it was an electrical engineer. The nervous system has many thousands of electrical connections.”
    The last One said, “No, actually it had to have been a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area?”




Author: jaydeanhcr

Jay Dean spent 30 years in the radio business working morning shows and having fun on the air. Jay is now the host/creator of a very popular radio show called “Country Legends Jukebox.” Jay also helps out ministering at two churches in the area. Jay is at St. John's Lutheran in Hecla, SD, and Trinity Lutheran in Houghton, 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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