random thoughts for monday october 17th, 2011





1.  happy birthday wishes today are going out to actress MARGOT KIDDER…she turns 63 today….you probably best remember her as LOIS LANE, opposite CHRISTOPHER REEVES in the 1978 movie “SUPERMAN”….

MARGOT KIDDER is also known for movies like “THE GREAT WALDO PEPPER” with ROBERT REDFORD, and the cult classic 1973 movie “SISTERS.”

here is MARGOT KIDDER today on her 63rd birthday…


2.  today we will find out whatever happened to actress BARBARA HERSHEY….she was, and is, a very beautiful actress, who appeared in such movies as “BEACHES” with JOHN HEARD and BETTE MIDLER…

she also was in a horror movie that TERRIFIED me called “THE ENTITY.”


BARBARA HERSHEY also appeared in movies like “HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, “BLACK SWAN”, and she was nominated for a GOLDEN GLOBE for her portrayal as MARY MAGDALENE in the MARTIN SCORSESE movie “THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST.”

BARBARA HERSHEY is now 63 years old, and appears to get more beautiful with age….


3.  speaking of scary movies, last night while watching tv, a movie trailer came on for the movie “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3”, which comes out this friday….IT WAS TERRIFYING…i don’t know if a movie trailer has ever given me goose bumps before….here’s the movie poster…




YIKES…by the way, JEANNIE told me i will be going to see this movie ALONE…ha ha…

4.  okay…now on to our trip this weekend to NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA…the reason that we were down there, was that i had the honor of officiating a wedding…CONGRATULATIONS MIKE AND AMANDA…..

while we were there, JEANNIE AND I did some sightseeing, including seeing the home of BUFFALO BILL CODY…

it was pretty cool….i love history, so i love visiting sites like this…

5.  another fun thing that we did, that we have NEVER done before, was go into a corn maze….this was the actual design of the corn maze…

JEANNIE AND I had about an hour and a half to get thru it before we had to get ready for the wedding…WE DIDN’T MAKE IT…ha ha…we had to cheat to get out so we didn’t miss the wedding…we walked around for an hour, and kept ending up at the same place…frustrating, but fun…..we then headed out the entrance that we came in….

how would this be for fun?  this corn maze in NORTH PLATTE is having a HALLOWEEN fun week, as they will give you flashlights to go thru the maze AT NIGHT, plus they will have spooky characters chasing you around there….THAT WOULD BE AWESOME….

6.  IS NEBRASKA THE WINDMILL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?  wow…i can’t believe i missed all the windmills when i went to COLORADO….JEANNIE AND I saw windmills, at least every tenth of a mile all the way from NORTH PLATTE to the SOUTH DAKOTA border….and they were the “old time” ones, too…

we couldn’t believe the number of windmills….so we silently pointed them out as we spotted them…by the way, an area in THE NETHERLANDS is supposedly the windmill capital of the world….

7.  we saw a couple of things that we have never seen in person before….while at BUFFALO BILL’S house, we spotted a PRAYING MANTIS…

up until that moment, the only one we had seen before was on “SPACE GHOST.”

we also saw a dead porcupine on the highway…we had never seen one outside of a zoo before…


8.  there was a tragedy on the INDY car circuit yesterday….there was an awful crash that ended up taking the life of DAN WHELDON…

makes you stop and think about the dangers of this sport….

9.  oh, and one more thing….in football news…….


10.  a group of U.S. postal workers posed for a pinup calendar to raise money for the post office…..actually, the semi-nude postal workers look pretty good…if you don’t focus on all of the dog bites…

11.  MEN’S HEALTH magazine released it’s list of the TEN luckiest cities in AMERICA…they based the research on lottery winners, lightning strikes, and wherever DR. CONRAD MURRAY isn’t practicing….

12.  the UNITED NATIONS said that the world population will reach SEVEN BILLION very soon….see?  that’s what you get when so many NBA players have so much free time!!!

13.  on saturday, “OCCUPY WALL STREET” protestors went global in numerous major cities around the world….in NEW YORK CITY, they ended up outside of MADONNA’S apartment…and out of courtesy to her, renamed the movement “OPERATION EASY STREET.”

14.  according to a new report, more teenage boys are using “protection” during sex…hmm… more great news for DEMI MOORE…

15.  remember HAROLD CAMPING?  he was the guy who predicted that the world would end on may 21st….he’s now saying that our final day on this earth is october 21st….he decided on this date after he put fresh batteries in his “doomsday clock.”


It was opening night at the Orpheum and the Claude the Amazing Hypnotist was topping the bill. People came from miles around to see the famed hypnotist do his stuff. As Claude took to the stage, he announced, “Unlike most stage hypnotists who invite two or three people up onto the stage to be put into a trance, I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the audience.”
    The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat. “I want you each to keep your eye on this antique watch. It’s a very special watch. Its been in my family for six generations.”
    He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting, “Watch the watch, watch the watch, watch the watch…. “
    The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch, until suddenly it slipped from the hypnotist’s fingers and fell to the floor, breaking into a hundred pieces.
    “Crap!” said the hypnotist.
    It took three weeks to clean up the theater.






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