JAY DEAN’S FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2011

JAY DEAN’S BEST MOVIES OF 2011……

 

5.  “WATER FOR ELEPHANTS”

i had ZERO intention of seeing this movie, but my beautiful bride talked me into it, and i’m so glad she did…what a wonderful story…although, i’m getting a bit tired of ROBERT PATTINSON and his “one facial expression.”  but, it was a good movie.

4.  “INSIDIOUS”

okay, there have been some real dogs as far as horror movies in the past few years….THIS ONE SCARED THE BEJEEPERS OUT OF ME….the ending wasn’t everything i had hoped it would be, but, the rest of the movie definetly made up for it…this was one of those movies that we watched like three times, and had different people watching it with us each time….a scary good time…

3.  “CRAZY STUPID LOVE”

i like STEVE CARRELL…so, i naturally wanted to see this movie…i just didn’t expect it to be as good as it was…even with a twist at the end….pretty funny movie….STEVE CARRELL is great, and RYAN GOSLING is terrific…no so much of a fan of JULIANNE MOORE,  but MARISA TOMEI was, and is, stunningly beautiful…KEVIN BACON also had a funny role in the movie…..

2.  “THE HELP”

i never read the book, because, frankly, i don’t like to read…but this movie was INCREDIBLE…it’s sad to think that something like this could happen in our nation’s history….there are some pretty sad events that have happened in the past….this is one of them…..GREAT MOVIE…

AND…MY NUMBER ONE MOVIE OF 2011….

1.  “COURAGIOUS”

i heard lots of good buzz on this movie…and it did not let me down…this is a movie that EVERY PARENT, especially EVERY FATHER should have to sit down and watch…yes, it has a “spiritual” background in the movie, but it has a lesson that we all need to hear and we all need to pay attention to…..when this one comes out in DVD, i HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT….

random thoughts for thursday december 29th, 2011

***first of all, a very happy 48th anniversary to my mom and dad, DEAN AND DIANA HAALAND of PIERPONT….man, 48 years is a long time, and they made it….ha ha…I LOVE YOU GUYS…enjoy your special day!!!

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1. here come your thursday funnies!!

unfortunately, this will be the story for a lot of people..ha ha

I LOVE THIS NEXT ONE!!!

 

2.  it’s a milestone birthday today for MARY TYLER MOORE…the great actress has birthday number 75 today…..hard to believe, huh?  she has always been such a beautiful woman….

MARY TYLER MOORE got her start on the “DICK VAN DYKE SHOW.”

but, she will probably be remembered the most for her tv show “THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW.”

***notice the beautiful BETTY WHITE in the lower left corner….

MARY TYLER MOORE has had her share of of health problems in the past couple of decades, but she’s still getting out and about…here’s MARY TYLER MOORE today on birthday number 75….

 

3.  broadway star, and actress CAROL CHANNING lost her husband this week….her hubby, HARRY KULLIJIAN died the night before his 92nd birthday….we’ll see a picture of him shortly, but let’s check out CAROL CHANNING years ago…

CAROL CHANNING  is now 90 years old, and will celebrate number 91 on january 31st….here she is today, including a picture with her late husband…

a couple of tidbits…

***CAROL CHANNING and her husband HARRY were high school sweethearts, but didn’t get together until way late in life…

***actor JOHNNY DEPP says his “dream role” is to play CAROL CHANNING…yeah..i’m not kidding…that would actually be pretty good….JOHNNY can do any kind of acting….one of the best in the business for sure…

4.  tomorrow’s blog will be fun…i’ll be featuring my best and worst lists of 2011…..make sure to check it out tomorrow…

5.  man, did the stars align for this weekend….we are going to MINNEAPOLIS for the new year’s weekend just to get away for a few days…and while we’re there, we’re going to be in SPORTS HEAVEN…check this out…

friday night:  LEBRON JAMES and the MIAMI HEAT take on the MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

saturday night: the MINNESOTA WILD plays PHOENIX

sunday afternoon: MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. CHICAGO BEARS

***sometimes it pays to be in radio and have connections for tickets…ha ha…should be fun….

6.  i was going to go to a movie the last couple of nights, but couldn’t find one i wanted to see…i think this is the worst holiday season in a long time for great movies…..i stood by the movie posters for five minutes, and couldn’t find one that interested me…..sad…

7.  CHEETAH, the monkey from the 1930’s TARZAN movies has died at the age of 80…wow..didn’t know he was still around…old age has taken it’s toll on CHEETAH….lately it took two laxatives and a fiber supplement just for him to throw his pooh at you….

here’s CHEETAH with JOHNNY WEISMULLER

8.  in january, some MCDONALD’S restaurants are helping people hit bad by the economy by offering free coffee…i don’t know…if it’s right after new year’s eve, they might want to give away free excederin and alka seltzer…

9.  63 year old STEVEN TYLER of AEROSMITH got engaged to his 38 year old girlfriend….he said he really fell for her…and then she helped him up….

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

a lady was on her deathbed when she whispered to her husband to go in her closet and bring her a wooden box…when the hubby gets the box for her he opens it and finds three eggs and $7,000 dollars…he asks his wife what it’s for, and she says, “well, every time we had a horrible love making session i put an egg in the box.”  the guy said, “so, what’s all the money for?”  she said, “every time i had a dozen eggs i sold them.”

HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY EVERYBODY…

JAY DEAN

 

random thoughts for wednesday december 28th, 2011

HAPPY WEDNESDAY…MAN, I LOVE THESE SHORT WEEKS…

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here come your wednesday funnies….

yep, some of us feel like this by the end of the year!!

 

1.  happy birthday wishes are going out to actor MARTIN MILNER who has a milestone birthday today…he turns 80….you might remember MARTIN MILNER from “ROUTE 66”, but he is best known for “ADAM 12.”

here he is with co-star KENT MCCORD….

here’s MARTIN MILNER today at 80….

his partner on the streets of “ADAM 12”, KENT MCCORD is featured below as he looks today…he is now 69….

 

2.  LT. UHURA from “STAR TREK” is pushing 80…she turns 79 today….

her name is NICHELLE NICHOLS, and i found out something today that i didn’t know…before she became an actress, she was a singer with DUKE ELLINGTON and LIONEL HAMPTON…

***also, NICHELLE was one of the first black women to have a major role in a television series….

here’s NICHELLE NICHOLS today at 79…..

 

3.  i received a big suprise on CHRISTMAS EVE….we always open our gifts that night, and i knew that i was getting a small tv for the bedroom….

however, i had another gift that i was sure was a DVD…i thought it was of the tv show “OUTSOURCED”, which was on last season…JEANNIE AND I loved that show….

but, i was wrong…and i was THRILLED to be wrong….what did i get?

that’s right, one of my favorite guys in the world…DEAN MARTIN…he is by far the “king of cool”, and one of the best singers and entertainers of all time….

so far i have watched performances by LIBERACE, DEAN MARTIN, BOB HOPE and others…it’s so fun to watch some of the big stars that are no longer with us…..MY WIFE AND KIDS ARE SO AWESOME…

4.  i’m not making any new year’s resolutions this year….i break them right away anyway….oh wait, i will make one…

“I VOW TO NOT USE COCAINE THIS YEAR.”

there…one resolution i cannot break….

5.  brown county emergency management director SCOTT MEINTS is a friend of mine…he is such a nice nice guy….and the poor guy has been, i’m sure, incredibly busy this year with the number of fires around the area….SCOTT is probably the only person in the area PRAYING FOR SNOW… ha ha…

6.  my wife and i cannot believe how dirty “TWO AND A HALF MEN” has become…JEANNIE said that “MIKE AND MOLLY” has done the same thing….we’re not prudes, but it just seems ridiculous to have that kind of language in PRIME TIME…somewhere JACK BENNY and LUCILLE BALL are spinning in their graves…

7.  widespread obesity has become a problem for weight limits on ferries….water travel has become scary….some passengers fear they’ll run into icebergs, while others fear they’ll run into iceberg lettuce…

8.  a new trend in funeral arrangements is putting a QR code on headstones so visitors can scan it and see pictures of the deceased…many years down the road, the most popular gravesites will be ANTHONY WEINER AND BRETT FAVRE…

9.  DAVID LEE ROTH is joining his former bandmates in VAN HALEN for a 2012 new album and a tour….their website says that tickets go onsale january 10th…which means that DAVID LEE will have a meltdown on january 11th and the tour will be cancelled….

10.  SINEAD O’CONNOR’S fourth marriage ended last week after only SIXTEEN DAYS…..they’re already in a custody battle over the unexpired milk…

***uh-huh…now it makes sense that at the wedding people threw minute rice…..

***and by the way, after this announcement KIM KARDASHIAN said that her marriage now seemed like 25 years….

11.  reports say that MARIA SHRIVER may be rethinking her divorce to ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER…apparently after opening gifts at CHRISTMAS, MARIA was picking up wrapping paper, and you know that cleaning ladies make ARNOLD hot….

12.  MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY is engage..the wedding will be black tie…shirt optional…

13.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

  A guy comes home completely drunk one night. He lurches through the door and is met by his scowling wife, who is most definitely not happy.
     “Where the hell have you been all night?” she demands.
     “At this fantastic new bar,” he says. “The Golden Saloon. Everything there is golden. It’s got huge golden doors, a golden floor, the works – heck, even the urinal’s gold!”
     The wife still doesn’t believe his story, and the next day checks the phone book, finding a place across town called the Golden Saloon. She calls up the place to check her husband’s story.
     “Is this the Golden Saloon?” she asks when the bartender answers the phone.
     “Yes it is,” the bartender answers.
     “Do you have huge golden doors?”
     “Sure do.”
     “Do you have golden floors?”
     “Most certainly do.”
     “What about golden urinals?”
     There’s a long pause, then the woman hears the bartender yelling, “Hey, Duke, I think I got a lead on the guy who peed in your saxophone last night!”

HAVE A TERRIFIC WEDNESDAY EVERYBODY…

JAY DEAN


 

random thoughts for tuesday december 27th, 2011

HAPPY TUESDAY EVERYBODY…I TRUST YOU HAD A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS WEEKEND!!!

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1.  here are you tuesday funnies!!!

 

2.  happy birthday wishes are going out to actor JOHN AMOS…he turns 72 today….you probably remember him from “WEST WING”, but he’s best known for playing the papa on “GOOD TIMES.”

here’s JOHN AMOS today at 72…..

 

3.  over the weekend i had a chance to watch a few minutes of “THE SOUND OF MUSIC.” i absolutely LOVE that movie…..well, one of the young ladies in the movie has a birthday today…actress CHARMIAN CARR turns 69 today…she played LIESL….

what about the rest of the cast?  a while back they were on the “OPRAH” show, and we are lucky enough to have pictures of them….

legendary actor CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER played the dad GEORG VON TRAPP in the movie…he’s now  82 years old…

legendary actress JULIE ANDREWS played the character MARIA in the movie…she’s now 76…and WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN..WOW…

NICHOLAS HAMMOND played the character FRIEDRICH…he is now 61……

HEATHER MENZIES-URICH played the daughter LOUISA…she is now 62….

DUANE CHASE played KURT…he is now 61…..

the daughter BRIGGITA was played by ANGELA CARTWRIGHT, who is now 59…..

DEBBIE TURNER played MARTA…she is now 55….

and last, but certainly not least, actress KYM KARATH played the daughter GRETL…she is now 53…

 

4.  did you watch the GREEN BAY PACKERS/CHICAGO BEARS football game on CHRISTMAS night?  wasn’t much of a game, but the night was worth it by seeing a sign in the crowd..did you see it?

can you even imagine the humiliation of the “cheating ex-boyfriend?”  i’ll bet he was a little torked off watching the game….man, revenge is sweet, isn’t it?

5.  speaking of sports, i did something last night i have never done before…i watched an entire MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES game on tv…i have been to a couple of games at the TARGET CENTER, but i’ve only watched two or three quarters at the most…but last night, i was intrigued to see what the “new look” T-WOLVES looked like….MAN, THEY LOOK GOOD…stars like RICKY RUBIO, J.J. ABREA, KEVIN LOVE, and new coach RICK ADELMAN…this could be an exciting year for our favorite team…

here’s RICKY RUBIO after the crowd went CRAZY when he came into the game….this guy has incredible ball handling skills…

6.  okay…i have to do this…on saturday, the MINNESOTA VIKINGS beat my WASHINGTON REDSKINS….

the loss didn’t hurt badly though, because the VIKES are my second favorite team….anyway, the media in MINNEAPOLIS has been all over the VIKING’S butts the past week saying “DON’T PLAY ADRIAN PETERSON…”  the media said the VIKINGS have nothing to gain by playing him because they had only won two games before saturday….well, hindsight 20-20, they shouldn’t have played him…he went down with a horrible looking injury and did lots of damage to his ACL and MCL….he will be out 9-12 months….whoops….

7.  while i was watching the REDSKINS/VIKINGS game, i was going back and forth to the movie “CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.” 

i remember the movie being a bunch better when i was a kid…my wife, who had never seen the movie thought the movie was “stupid.”

but, i will say this…i am 47 years old, and i am still terrorized when “THE CHILD CATCHER” comes on the screen….i used to have nightmares of the creepy guy chasing me….and he still gets to me…

8.  a 70 year old fruitcake was auctioned off for $525 dollars in OHIO recently….either it’s a leftover CHRISTMAS gift, or JERRY JONES of the DALLAS COWBOYS was visiting OHIO…

9.  lingerie model MARISA MILLER said she keeps her body in tip top shape by eating while she’s naked…it also gets her a lot of invitations to potluck dinners…

10.  a truck overturned in INDIANA the other day spilling 40,000 pounds of ice cream all over the road….wouldn’t it be ironic if it was rocky road ice cream?

11.  following her PLAYBOY centerfold, LINDSAY LOHAN has now scored a new modeling job for JAG JEANS…..she’s comfortable in front of the camera…wow..all that time posing for mug shots really paid off!!!

12.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

An usher at a movie noticed that a man was stretched across 3 seats. The usher walks over and says, “I’m sorry sir, but you’re only allowed one seat.”
The man snorts but doesn’t move.
The usher says, “Sir if you don’t move I will have to get the manager.”
Again the man snorted, but didn’t budge.
The usher goes and gets the manager. The manager requests that the man moves, but gets no response.
The manager calls the police and they arrive and the police officer goes over to the guy and says “What’s your name, joker?”
The guy says “Joe”.
The policeman says, “An where ya from, Joe.”
Joe answers, “The balcony.”

HAVE A TREMENDOUS TUESDAY…

JAY DEAN

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!

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i just want to take this time to wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS….it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the time of the year when love, respect, and helpfullness seem to be at a yearly high…..

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of my friends who read the blog and listen to the morning party on SUNNY 97.7…i truly value your friendship and your continued support of me and my blog and morning show….

enjoy some CHRISTMAS lights….just don’t decorate everything you see…

but, most importantly, DO NOT FORGET THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS….

i absolutely LOVE this one…

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL…SAFE TRAVELS TO YOU…AND I HOPE THIS SPECIAL TIME FINDS YOU WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS….

 

random thoughts for thursday december 22nd, 2011

WE’RE ANOTHER DAY CLOSER TO CHRISTMAS!!!

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HERE COME YOUR THURSDAY FUNNIES!!!

1.  i think i saw this lady on sixth avenue yesterday….

 

2.  happy birthday wishes are going out to rocker RICK NIELSEN of the band “CHEAP TRICK.” he’s the ummm…”colorful” lead guitarist for the band…ha ha….he plays a bunch of guitars including a BIG ONE, which we will show shortly…here’s RICK NEILSON in his younger days….

he’s in the bottom left….

and here’s RICK NIELSEN today on birthday number 65…and still rockin’…saw them in HURON at the state fair this year…great show….

and here’s  a current picture of “CHEAP TRICK.”

3.  how about a “CHEAP TRICK” video?

here’s  their big hit “THE FLAME.”

http://youtu.be/muhFxXce6nA

and here’s “DREAM POLICE.”

http://youtu.be/7yRRqxJHQmA

4.  ROBIN GIBB of “THE BEE GEES” turns 62 years old today…he’s the twin brother of MAURICE, who passed away suddenly a couple of years ago…

here’s ROBIN…

here’s a couple of picture of ROBIN GIBB with his brothers, in the legendary group “THE BEE GEES.”

i have never ever seen this photo before…look how young they were….

and here is ROBIN GIBB today…sadly, he’s battling liver cancer….and he’s looking a little tough…

and here’s a picture of the BEE GEE’S shortly before brother MAURICE’S death…

5.  ROBIN GIBB didn’t have many solo hits away from his brothers, but he did have a big 80’s hit…and i LOVE LOVE LOVE this song…here’s the birthday boy with “BOYS DO FALL IN LOVE.”

http://youtu.be/sqsM-rhF8Ns

5.  you can tell that CHRISTMAS break is coming up for area school kids…ha ha…last night at confirmation i had four “very chatty” young ladies….i had a blast with them last night, but it was tough getting them to settle down….and the only boy in the class was pretty quiet…probably because he couldn’t get a word in…but truly, i love these kids….the kids in HECLA are one of the main reasons i love going up there…

6.  yesterday i had dinner at THE CIRCUS in ABERDEEN, and let me tell you this…..their “beer fries” are incredible…and they had some of the best chili i’ve tasted in a long time…highly recommended….

***and, NO, you can’t get drunk on the beer fries…

7.  i think i’m beginning to regret telling all of you what my favorite  wine is…ha ha….almost every time i go to get a bottle they’re gone…remember?  it’s STELLA ROSA….

i’m hoping santa is good to be and brings me a couple of these….there’s nothing like a glass of wine to end the day…..and there is absolutely no better wine than this….(just stop buying all of it before i get there!!)

8.  VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN may have made another gaffe when he said that the TALIBAN is NOT our enemy…i’m not saying that he puts his foot in his mouth often, but i heard that NIKE is already making a mold from his dental records….

9.  the TSA has formed a chorus that’s singing CHRISTMAS songs at the LOS ANGELES airport, to try and improve their image….but there’s a long delay when they get to “eight maids a milking.”

10.  a ten year old boy in TENNESSEE was disciplined at school for waving a slice of pizza that was in the shape of a gun…ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  it’s true…but, i guess they did the right thing, because that slice of pizza was loaded….with 12 grams of fat!!

11.  a man from SOUTH CAROLINA was arrested at a grocery store for trying to steal rib-eye steak, baby back ribs and smoked turkey in his PANTS…apparently he was going home to make a dress for LADY GAGA….

12.  a man from BRITISH COLUMBIA drove 225 miles with his dead wife in his car before he realized she had “assumed room temperature.”  the guy had no idea his wife was dead…he just assumed that he had gone deaf….

13.  JON BON JOVI posted a facebook photo of himself to prove that internet rumors of his death were false….unfortunately, it’s a picture taken in NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, so now people figure that he died and went to hell….

14.  STAR magazine is reporting that the KARDASHIAN family sells fashion products that are made in sweatshops by child labor….KIM KARDASHIAN is now insisting that the workers have a 40 hour maximum work week….sort of like her maximum ten week marriage….

15.  a man from LOUISIANA has been arrested for a drunken game of bumper cars with handicapped scooters at WALMART…his blood alcohol level as .133…which WALMART immediately marked down by 30 percent…

16.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Five surgeons are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on.
    The first surgeon says, “I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.”
    The second responds, “Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded.”
    The third surgeon says, “No, I really think librarians are the best; everything inside them is in alphabetical order.”
    The fourth surgeon chimes in: “You know, I like construction workers. Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over at the end, and when the job takes longer than you said it would.”
    But the fifth surgeon says, “You’re all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There’s no guts, no heart, no brains and no spine, and the head and the butt are Interchangeable.

HAVE A TREMENDOUS THURSDAY EVERYBODY…

JAY DEAN