random thoughts for friday july 1st, 2011



1.  happy birthday wishes tomorrow  are going out to POLLY HOLLIDAY who played “FLO” on the hit tv show “ALICE.”  i’m pretty sure i’ve featured her before, but just humor me and act like i haven’t…ha ha…actually we have hundreds of new viewers,  so it’s new to them…here’s POLLY as we remember her…

“KISS MY GRITS.”  that was the line FLO always used…POLLY HOLLIDAY turns 74 years old tomorrow…here she is recently…


2.   having a birthday today, is M*A*S*H star JAMIE FARR…he played “KLINGER”, the cross dressing crazy man on the hit tv show…remember him?

JAMIE FARR turns 77 years old today..it’s hard to think about our favorite stars approaching 80, but some are…here’s JAMIE FARR today…


3.  in our “whatever happened to” file for today, we salute tv legends LUCILLE BALL AND DESI ARNAZ….first of all LUCY…LUCILLE BALL is one of the people who’s name and face will never ever die…she’s a pioneer of comedy on tv, and her slapstick comedy will live on long after we are all gone….

LUCY recieved 13 EMMY nominations, while winning five….plus she won numerous honors of lifetime achievement…on april 18th, 1989, LUCY complained of chest pains, and was taken to the hospital where she was diagnosed as having a dissecting aortic aneurysm.  she then recived an aorta from a 27 year old’s body….but, on april 26th, her aorta ruptured again, and this time she lost consciousness…she died shortly after that at the age of 77….LUCILLE BALL’S ashes were interred in FOREST LAWN, HOLLYWOOD’S cemetary, but in 2002, her kids moved her ashes to the family plot in JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK…

here’s a picture of LUCILLE BALL in her later years…


4.  the love of LUCY’S life in most of her years, was DESI ARNAZ, SR…they starred together on stage and tv….DESI was a cuban born entertainer, and starred as RICKY RICARDO on the hit tv show…he then, along with his wife LUCILLE BALL, created DESILU studios, which became one of the legendary studios in HOLLYWOOD…here’s DESI in his earlier years..

DESI was diagnosed with lung cancer back in 1986, and he died a few months after that in december of 1986….he was only 69 years old…how’s this for ironic?  the last person to talk to DESI ARNAZ before he died was LUCILLE BALL..the last thing they said to each other was “I LOVE YOU, AND I’LL TALK TO YOU LATER.”  wow…here’s DESI ARNAZ in his later years…he’s on the right…

5.  i don’t need to be rude, but i could care less about the NBA lockout….i’m so tired of greedy owners and greedy players…THESE PLAYERS AND OWNERS FORGET THAT WE PAY THIER PAYCHECKS….the NBA can miss their season for all i care, but the NFL had better removed their heads from their backsides and get their stuff fixed…i cannot fathom to think about no NFL season….(although my wife kind of likes the idea…)

6.  JEANNIE AND I went to see the CAMERON DIAZ film, “BAD TEACHER” last night…

okay, here’s the deal…we both enjoyed the movie last night, but it’s probably not anything that we would rent or buy in the future…enjoyable, but not buyable….CAMERON DIAZ is great as the snobby teacher, and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is pretty good. but in my mind, JASON SEGAL steals the show as the gym teacher…i will warn you…lots of swearing, and lots of sexual comments….if that offends you, then this movie is probably not for you…

7.  we’re also going to check out MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS this weekend…

also, today on my half day off, i may go see RYAN REYNOLDS in “THE GREEN LANTERN.”  JEANNIE doesn’t want to see it, so i may go alone…(more popcorn for me…)


8.  MICHELE BACHMANN criticized the press this week by saying “they want to see two girls coming together to have a mud wrestling fight,” of course, talking about SARAH PALIN…FINALLY, SOME POLITICS THAT I CAN AGREE WITH….

9.  police in PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA are looking for a couple who shoplifted nearly $2,000 dollars worth of FLEA KILLER from walmart…sounds like they are just itching to go to jail…

10.  TIGER WOODS has signed his first endorsement deal since his sex scandal broke…this is no joke…it’s for a JAPANESE HEAT RUB COMPANY…i don’t think i even want to know where he rubs it….

11.  CHARLIE SHEEN claims that during the making of the movie “MAJOR LEAGUE”, he took steroids to increase his pitching speed…and that’s when someone recommended the “calm soothing effect” of cocaine…


A father put his three-year-old daughter to bed, told her a story, and listened to her prayers which she ended by saying: “God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma and good-bye Grandpa”.
    The father asked, “Why did you say good-bye Grandpa?” The little girl said, “I don’t know Daddy, it just seemed like the thing to do.”
    The next day Grandpa died. The father thought it was a strange coincidence. A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers, which went like this: “God bless Mommy, God Bless Daddy. And good-bye Grandma.”
    The next day the grandmother died.
    Oh my gosh, thought the father, this kid is in contact with the other side. Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed, the dad heard her say: “God bless Mommy and good-bye Daddy.”
    He practically went into shock. He couldn’t sleep all night and got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office. He was nervous as a cat all day, had lunch sent in, and watched the clock. He figured if he could get by until midnight, he would be okay. He felt safe in the office, so instead of going home at the end of the day, he stayed there, drinking coffee, looking at his watch, and jumping at every sound.
    Finally midnight arrived. He breathed a sigh of relief and went home.
    When he got home his wife said, “I’ve never seen you work so late, what’s the matter?”
    He said, “I don’t want to talk about it. I’ve just spent the worst day of my life.”
    She said, “You think you had a bad day. You’ll never believe what happened to me… this morning my golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson!





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