random thoughts for thursday july 28th, 2011


1. happy birthday wishes are giong out to actress SALLY STRUTHERS….she played ARCHIE AND EDITH’S daughter GLORIA on “ALL IN THE FAMILY.”  she turns 63 years old today…..

SALLY played GLORIA opposite of ROB REINER’S character MICHAEL, and they were long time thorns in the behind of ARCHIE….

here’s SALLY STRUTHERS today at 63…..

2.  so, what about the rest of the cast of “ALL IN THE FAMILY?”  let’s start out with mom…

actress JEAN STAPLETON is still around….she recieved three EMMY’S and two GOLDEN GLOBES for her portrayal as “dingbat” EDITH…..did you know that JEAN was offered a starring role in the GENE WILDER smash ‘WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY?”  yep, but she turned it down because of the filming of “ALL IN THE FAMILY.”

JEAN STAPLETON is now 88 years old…here she is today….

CARROLL O’CONNOR played the loveable, angry, sometimes confused ARCHIE BUNKER…when i recently watched a couple of episodes, i was shocked by the content…there’s no way this show would fly today…ha ha…maybe that’s why we loved it so much back then…..

CARROLL O’CONNOR was in the movie “KELLY’S HEROES”, and starred in the tv show “IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT.” but he’s best known for playing ARCHIE….CARROLL died back in 2001 of a heart attack at the age of 76…here’s a later year picture of him….

the “MEATHEAD” son in law of ARCHIE BUNKER was played by ROB REINER….he would have the best career of all of them after leaving the show…ROB REINER is known as one of HOLLYWOOD’S best directors and producers….he has directed such classics as “STAND BY ME”, “A FEW GOOD MEN”, “MISERY”, “SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE”, “THE PRINCESS BRIDE”, “THE BUCKET LIST” and many more…very very successful…

ROB REINER is now 64 years old…

3.  well, it’s official…the MINNESOTA VIKINGS have a brand new quarterback, thanks to my WASHINGTON REDSKINS…DONOVAN MCNABB will join the VIKES at training camp…this could be a huge boost to the VIKING’S playoffs hopes…..plus they lost TARVARIS JACKSON to the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS…which in three words is “NO BIG DEAL.”

4.  THE HUGE PILE OF CRAP HAS LEFT WASHINGTON…i woke up this morning hoping that my REDSKINS would trade the worthless piece of crap known as ALBERT HAYNESWORTH…and about 6:30 this morning, they did….this jerk came to my SKINS, accepted one of the biggest contracts in NFL history, and then decided not to play….where is he going?  THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS…which suprises me, because they don’t normally deal with headcases like this…oh well, at least FAT ALBERT  is gone….

5.  THIS IS HILARIOUS…remember my “goat” story yesterday about seeing a guy driving down the road with a goat in his backseat?  well, yesterday a great friend of mine facebooked me and told me that a co-worker of his is the one who sold the guy the goat, and she just about wet her pants when the guy started putting the goat in his car….PLUS, the goat started eating papers on the front seat of the guy’s car….my friend told his co-worker that she’s lucky the goat didn’t eat the check before she cashed it….MAN, YOU CAN’T MAKE STUFF LIKE THAT UP…HA HA

6.  FLO MUST GO….man, i can hardly even watch those stupid insurance commercials anymore with FLO…sometimes tv commercial characters burn themselves out way before the commercial does…..like JARED from SUBWAY, and the SNAPPLE LADY….

7.  JOHN CHERVOKAS died this week at the age of of 74…you probably don’t know the name, but you will definetly know the ad campaign that he created that was one of the biggest one in tv history…JOHN CHERVOKAS created the CHARMIN ads “DON’T SQUEEZE THE CHARMIN.”   remember this?


8.  health experts say that you should set aside THIRTY MINUTES a day to do all of your worrying….GREAT, now i’m worried that i’m never going to find THIRTY MINUTES to do all my worrying….

9.  a 63 year old CALIFORNIA man is in stable condition after he tried to perform a hernia surgery on himself using A BUTTER KNIFE….not the sharpest knife in the drawer…EITHER OF THEM…which begs to ask the question, “HAS ANYONE SEEN MACGYVER LATELY?”

10.  an AMERICAN grandmother was just released from 12 days in jail in CANADA after authorities mistook a CAN OF MOTOR OIL for HEROIN….yeah, i know that’s tough..i ALWAYS get those two mixed up…..IDIOTS…

11.  comedian and atheist RICKY GERVAIS will play GOD in an upcoming tv series…ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  who else is in it?  LINDSAY LOHAN AS MOTHER TERESA, and MADONNA as MARY?



Good News: You baptised seven people today in the river.
Bad News: You lost two of them in the swift current.

Good News: The women’s group voted to send you a get-well card.
Bad News: The vote passed by 31-30.

Good News: The pastor-parish relations committee accepted your job description the way you wrote it.
Bad News: They were so inspired by it that they asked the bishop to send a new minister capable of filling the position.

Good News: The trustees finally voted to add more church parking.
Bad News: They are going to blacktop the front lawn of the parsonage.

Good News: Church attendance rose dramatically the last three weeks.
Bad News: You were on vacation.

Good News: Your biggest critic just left your community.
Bad News: He has been appointed as your conference bishop.

Good News: The youth of the church came to your house for a visit.
Bad News: It was in the middle of the night and they were armed with toilet paper and shaving cream.

Good News: The Church Council has agreed to send you to the Holy Land for study.
Bad News: They are waiting for war to break out before sending you.






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