random thoughts for monday april 30th, 2012


1.  here come your monday funnies!!

yep..i’m going to take some crap for this one…ha ha….

isn’t this next one true? 

i know a few people that fit in the next category…YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE….

2.  WHAT AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT OF MUSIC LAST NIGHT IN ABERDEEN….if you missed the ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY CIVIC SYMPHONY along with rock legend’s KANSAS, you missed quite possibly the best show EVER in ABERDEEN…seriously…

from the first song to the last song it was unreal….when KANSAS kicked into their big hit “DUST IN THE WIND”, i thought the roof would come off the building….and when they wound the show up with “CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON”, it sent shivers all over my body…

and the fact that KANSAS sat out in the lobby and signed autographs was the perfect closing to the night….

here are a couple of pictures of the event….

(thanks to the AMERICAN NEWS for the pics….if you want to see more pictures of the concert, go to:


here’s lead singer STEVE WALSH who has been with KANSAS since their beginning around 1974….

i personally think that the person that stole the show was orchestra member LINDSEY FLUHARTY of PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA, who walked out on stage and dueled with KANSAS violin player DAVID RAGSDALE…LINDSEY is incredible and matched him note for note on the solo during “DUST IN THE WIND.” i don’t think i will ever listen to “DUST IN THE WIND” the same way ever again…awesome….

here she is….

i had a couple of good friends who also were instrumental (no pun intended) in the show…

my buddy DR. ALAN LAFAVE was the practice conductor for the orchestra…

and my friend GREGG  MAGERA was in the orchestra…i didn’t see him until he stood up…ha ha…


it’s a night i will never forget…thanks to NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY for putting it on…

let’s do it again gang….i know that “STYX” performs with college orchestras too….HINT HINT….

3.  happy birthday wishes are going out to actress CLORIS LEACHMAN today…do you know how old she is?  86…that’s right…86 and still working…..(i guarantee you i’m not working at 86…heck, i probably won’t even be alive…ha ha)

CLORIS LEACHMAN starred in the tv show “PHYLLIS”….remember that?

she also was a big part of “THE MARY TYLER  MOORE” show…

here’s CLORIS LEACHMAN today at 86…..

4.  music legend BOBBY VEE turns 69 years old today….that’s kind of hard to fathom…..

BOBBY VEE was famous for having to fill in for BUDDY HOLLY, THE BIG BOPPER, AND RICHIE VALENS in MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA after their plane crash….that’s where BOBBY VEE got his big start, and the rest they say, is musical history….

BOBBY VEE was my mom’s first love, before my dad…ha ha…mom said she saw in at the STRAND THEATER in BRITTON when she was in high school…that’s cool…

here he is back in his younger years…i see why my mom and millions of other women fell in love with him!!!

i do believe that BOBBY VEE still lives in ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA….here he is today on birthday number 69….

5.  how about some BOBBY VEE music?

this is my all time favorite BOBBY VEE song…



how about a little “RUBBER BALL?”


and here’s  my second favorite song of BOBBY VEE…




it took a week and a half after hernia surgery, but i think i’m ready for regular jeans and work pants….i can feel some straining around the area of the surgery today, but it’s tolerable, i think…i did do something stupid yesterday in church…this beautiful little two year old was walking up front for the children’s sermon and stopped midway down the aisle…so, i said, “you want me to hold you, honey?’  and she ran over and jumped into my arms…once i got her in the air i thought, “OH CRAP..”  ha ha…she was probably around 30-35 pounds..much more than i should be picking up yet…oh well, i don’t think there was any damage….

7.  there is now an online dating site for dogs called MATCHPUPPY.COM…weird…i thought it would be called SNIFFYOURBUTT.COM….

8.  KIM KARDASHIAN was a guest at the white house correspondents dinner this weekend….one secret service agent didn’t recognize her and offered her 30 bucks….

9.  “TWILIGHT” star KRISTEN STEWART says she is lonely and has no friends…when she gets depressed she just pulls out a suitcase full of “TWILIGHT” money…

10.  LINDSAY LOHAN angered the cast and crew of “GLEE” when she showed up six hours late to shoot her scenes….and then she really torked them off when she tried to steal their class rings…


A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, “Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?”
She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs, “No, I won’t sleep with you tonight!” Everyone in the bar is now staring at them. Naturally, the guy is hopelessly and completely embarrassed and he slinks back to his table.
After a few minutes, the woman walks over to him and apologizes. She smiles at him and says, “I’m sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I’m a graduate student in psychology and I’m studying how people respond to embarrassing situations.”
To which he responds, at the top of his lungs, “What do you mean $200?”





i am sincerely hoping that a lot of you are supporting the KANSAS concert sunday night at the johnson fine arts center in aberdeen….an aberdeen area symphony will perform behind them…..THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG….it’s not an easy job to bring a rock heavyweight like KANSAS to aberdeen, but my friend, DR. LAFAVE and everybody else  involved has pulled it off big time…

just want you to know that other bands like STYX are out performing with orchestras….if we want to continue seeing acts like this come to our fair city, WE NEED TO SUPPORT THEM…

i have heard a lot of complaining about the $49 dollar ticket price…check other KANSAS dates…our price is lower than many of them…..

plus, you can hear great songs like this…..

this is basically what you will see sunday night i aberdeen….

here’s “CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON” with an orchestra behind them…


how about a little “DUST IN THE WIND?”


and here’s my favorite KANAS song…”FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE.”



random thoughts for FRIDAY april 27th, 2012


1.  here come your weekend funnies…..

this is my favorite…i think this guy has a POINT….POINT…get it?

we had church signs yesterday…well, one of our great readers sent one that was actually on a sign in ABERDEEN…funny stuff…

this next one is HILARIOUS….

if you say you have never done the following…YOU’RE LYING…ha ha…

2.  the star of “THE ODD COUPLE” and “QUINCY” has a milestone birthday today…..veteran actor JACK KLUGMAN turns 90 today….

he starred with TONY RANDALL on the hit tv show “THE ODD COUPLE.”

i use to LOVE the tv show “QUINCY”….

here’s JACK KLUGMAN today on birthday number 90!!!!

3.  this next one surprised me…..the host of “AMERICAN TOP 40”, CASEY KASEM hits 80 today….EIGHTY…and the guy doesn’t look over 60…..

here’s an early picture of CASEY KASEM when he first got into radio…

love the hair…..here’s another one….

i mentioned that CASEY sure looks good for 80…check these out…the first one is with his wife JEAN….

did you know that CASEY KASEM has a famous daughter?  he does…and she’s a hottie…..she’s KERRI CASEM…a tv host and of course, radio host, following in her dad’s footsteps…she’s 33 years old….

and gorgeous….

4.  speaking of beautiful, singer SHEENA EASTON hits 53 years old today…..i’m sure you remember her from the 80’s…hits like “MORNING TRAIN 9 TO 5”, “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY”, “YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME”, and many more….

here she is back in the early 80’s….

here’s SHEENA EASTON today at 53……knockout…

5.  we simply HAVE TO do some SHEENA EASTON music…

here’s “MORNING TRAIN 9 TO 5″….


and here’s my favorite SHEENA EASTON song, “YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME.”

6.  some pretty good new movies are coming out today…i want to see a couple of them…


the one that my entire family has been waiting to see DOESN’T EVEN COME TO CARMIKE TODAY…very disappointed….


the one JEANNIE AND I are waiting to see is JASON SEGAL and EMILY BLUNT starring in “THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT.”

and, i haven’t been to an animated movie in quite some time, but i think the new movie “THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS”, looks pretty funny…..

7.  don’t forget, our TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL is saturday at the DEC in ABERDEEN…if you are there, i expect you to hunt me down and visit with me..i LOVE meeting my listeners of “THE MORNING PARTY”, and readers of “THE DAILY BLOG.”

8.  referring to TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S policy of “speak softly and carry a big stick,” vice president JOE BIDEN said, “the president has a big stick…i promise you that.”   ummmmmm……..i’ll leave that alone…i wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole…ummm……

9.  white house party-crasher TAREQ SALAHI is running for governor of VIRGINIA…he’s not officially on the ballot, but he’ll find his way there….

10.  the DALAI LAMA told PIERS MORGAN that he didn’t agree with all of GEORGE W. BUSH’S policies, but that he “loved him as a human being.”  to which BUSH replied that he loved the DALAI LAMA as a “llama.”….

11.  geez….somebody should have figured out the secret service’s prostitution and drinking policies…i mean, c’mon….they called it “OPERATION CHARLIE SHEEN.”


Couple  in their nineties are  both having problems remembering things. During  a checkup, the doctor tells them that they’re  physically okay, but they might want to start  writing things down to help them  remember .. 
Later  that night, while watching TV, the old man gets  up from his chair. ‘Want anything while I’m in  the kitchen?’ he asks. 
‘Will  you get me a bowl of ice cream?’ 
‘Don’t  you think you should write it down so you can  remember it?’ she asks. 
‘No,  I can remember it.’ 
‘Well,  I’d like some strawberries on top, too.. Maybe  you should write it down, so not to  forget it?’ 
He  says, ‘I can remember that. You want a bowl of  ice cream with strawberries.’ 
‘I’d  also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll  forget that, write it down?’ she  asks. 
Irritated,  he says, ‘I don’t need to write it down, I can  remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and  whipped cream – I got it, for goodness  sake!’ 
Then  he toddles into the kitchen. After about 20  minutes, The old  man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife  a plate of bacon and eggs.. She stares at the  plate for a  moment.
   ‘Where’s  my toast ?’  




random thoughts for thursday april 26th, 2012

MY GOOD BUDDY KEVIN IS AT IT AGAIN….he knows what to do to stay in my good graces..ha ha…especially adding me to one of my favorite duos of all time…….

1.  how about some thursday funnies?  i would like to say thank you to a great lady and a great friend, KATHY from WARNER, for sending me these….

some of my favorite church signs….

this one would have to be in my top three, if not number one!!

when we get our brand new sign up in HECLA, i will be putting this next one on the board….


2.  well, as you know, time keeps marching on…we all age, and so do our favorite celebrities…but this one doesn’t seem right, especially as good as she looks today….

the legendary CAROL BURNETT is pushing 80……that’s right, CAROL BURNETT turns 79 years old today……

here’s a very young picture of the legendary comedian…

her tv theme logo….

here’s the birthday girl with the cast of “THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW.”

and here she is today at 79….lookin’ great, and still funnier than most of the comedians out there today…..

3.  speaking of lovely, hilarious redheads, we lost a great one on this date 23 years ago…that’s the day we lost LUCILLE BALL at the age of 77….man, they just don’t make them like LUCY and CAROL anymore, do they?

here’s LUCILLE BALL back in her early days…

one with her ex DESI ARNAZ….

here’s one with her kids, DESI JR., and LUCY….

by the way, this is what her kids look like today….

it was a sad day the day that LUCY died……here she is a short time before her death….


4.  ready to have a good laugh today?

how about some CAROL BURNETT crackups…..


5.  thanks for all the well wishes on our 25th anniversary yesterday…we had a great night last night….we took our beautiful boys, umm..i mean MEN, out to MAVERICKS for supper, then went home and all watched our wedding video…..the kids loved seeing all of our relatives and friends 25 years ago…..we figured out last night that our parents were the ages we are NOW when we were married….can’t believe how fast time flies…..

6.  tried to make a deal with the wife last night…she said that i HAVE TO go see the movie “THE HUNGER GAMES” with her this weekend…..

i said, “FINE, but you need to go see the THREE STOOGES movie with me then.”

which, for you that are married means, we will be seeing the HUNGER GAMES movie, and i’ll be going ALONE to the STOOGES movie again…ha ha…

7.  three more secret service agents have been asked to resign over the hooker scandal….wow…this is NOT going to look good on thier job application at PIGGLY WIGGLY….

holy crap, where did i pull that reference out of? i haven’t thought of that store for YEARS…

8.  MAINE has been voted the most peaceful state in the country….WHY?  no paparazzi and no KARDASHIAN sisters….

9.  some trans-gender activists in KANSAS are trying to get several towns to give cross-dressing men the right to use women’s bathrooms and showers……wait a minute…wasn’t that the story plot on like 15 sitcoms back in the 80’s?

10.  LINDSAY LOHAN is upset because ROSIE O’DONNELL bashed her on the “TODAY SHOW”, saying that LINDSAY isn’t capable of playing LIZ TAYLOR…i’m shocked by this on two levels….

first, that LINDSAY was sober enough to be up to watch tv at 8am, and secondly that anyone gives a crap what ROSIE O’DONNELL says……

11.  police and social services have gone to the OCTOMOM’S home to find her kids barefoot and dirty with graffiti written on the walls…officials determined that the kids were not in danger….officials called it “disturbing”, and SNOOKI called it “a dream that i can only hope to live.”

12.  a three year old kid in ENGLAND showed up at nursery school with his pockets full of marijuana….he told his teacher that they were his “dad’s cigarettes.”  his teacher was always suspicious, though, because the three year old always wanted to roll his own crayons….


 A man was just waking up from anesthesia after surgery, and his wife was sitting by his side. His eyes fluttered open and he said, “You’re beautiful.”
    Then he fell asleep again. His wife had never heard him say that before, so she stayed by his side. A few minutes later his eyes fluttered open and he said, “You’re cute.”
    The wife was disappointed because instead of “beautiful,” it was now “cute.”
    She asked, “What happened to beautiful?”
    The man replied, “The drugs are wearing off.”




random thoughts for wednesday april 25th, 2012

first of all, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, i would like to wish my beautiful wife JEANNIE a happy 25th anniversary today…..i’m still in shock that she married me…guys like me don’t get girls like that…i remember the first time i saw her i thought she was the most beautiful girl i had ever seen, and i still think so today…..

here’s our engagement photo….

this would be my bride coming down the aisle in ROSLYN, SOUTH DAKOTA…her late father MERRILL HOLLER is escorting her…sure miss that guy…..

and here we are after a full day’s activities….LOVE YOU HONEY…

1.  here come your wednesday funnies….

we’ve probably all had one of these days….mine were a long long LONG time ago…ha ha


2.  man how time flies….can you believe this?  HARLEM GLOBETROTTER’S great MEADOWLARK LEMON turns 80 today….EIGHTY….wow…..

he was truly one of the best known and most awesome on the team….

remember when the HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS were on “SCOOBY DOO?”  here is MEADOWLARK along with CURLEY….

MEADOWLARK LEMON is looking awfully good for 80….

3.  “YO ADRIAN!!!”  a classic line from the movie “ROCKY.”  ADRIAN was played by actress TALIA SHIRE….she has a birthday today…she turns 66 today….here she is along with “ROCKY” co-star SYLVESTER STALLONE…..

here is TALIA SHIRE today at 66……

4.  i’m sure other people who have had surgery in their lifetime also realized what i have noticed in the past week…it’s amazing how many times you have to slam on your breaks because of idiot drivers……seriously gang, waiting an extra 5-8 seconds while somebody gets by you just makes sense….where could you possibly have to go that you cannot spare five seconds?  man oh man, when you have had any type of surgery, it just jars you to slam the brakes on….

5.  nice job last night MINNESOTA TWINS…just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, they get SHELLACKED by the BOSTON RED SOX 11-2….oh, did i mention that these two teams basically have the same records?  yuck…..once again, it’s been a sad season for MINNESOTA SPORTS TEAMS…the WILD crashed, the TIMBERWOLVES peed down their leg, the VIKINGS were absolutely horrible….BRING ON THE MINNESOTA LYNX WNBA TEAM…..(who would have thought we would ever say that?)

6.  we sat down and watched the movie “WE BOUGHT A ZOO.” 

JEANNIE AND I both agree….this movie could have been one hour shorter…it wasn’t a bad movie…kind of cute…but just way too long….

and by the way, the little girl in the movie was ADORABLE…her name is MAGGIE ELIZABETH JONES….


7.  a new study claims that playing video games can help teenagers battle depression…..yep…there’s nothing more uplifting for a depressed teen than gunning down zombies and getting into fiery explosive car chases and picking up hookers…….(my how times have changed….)

8.  a cow in CENTRAL CALIFORNIA has tested positive for mad cow disease……but it might not be sick…it might just be mad because it’s in CENTRAL CALIFORNIA….

9.  singer SINEAD O’CONNOR says she is cancelling her 2012 tour due to bipolar disorder….and she is excited about launching her upcoming 2012 tour….

10.  RYAN SEACREST’S contract has been renewed as host of “AMERICAN IDOL.”  which squashes the rumors that PEYTON MANNING was taking over….


A little  old man shuffled  slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled  himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool..  After catching his breath, he ordered a banana  split. 
The  waitress asked kindly, ‘Crushed  nuts?’ 
‘No,’  he replied, ‘Arthritis.’ 



random thoughts for tuesday april 24th, 2012


my friend KEVIN is at it again….nice job sir….

1.  let’s check out your tuesday funnies…..

this is a good one….

and my favorite one for today….


2.  BABS is having a birthday today…in fact, it’s a milestone birthday….BARBARA STREISAND is 70 today…..that’s quite an inferno on top of the cake…..

she, of course, has been a staple in the entertainment field for decades…here she is back in her younger days….

this next one is the way i remember her…..

here’s BARBARA STREISAND today at 70, including one with her husband, actor JAMES BROLIN….

3.  how about some music from the birthday girl?  here’s one of my favorites from her ” WOMAN IN LOVE.”


and here’s her smash hit with BARRY GIBB…it’s called “GUILTY”…


4.  rock drummer DOUG CLIFFORD of “CREDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL” turns 67 today…..here he is back when….he’s the bearded guy on the left….

here’s an early picture of “CCR”….DOUG is on the left again….

here’s DOUG CLIFFORD today at 67, including a picture with his latest band “CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED.”  STU COOK of “CCR” joins him in the band….

5.  we need to do a couple of classics by “CCR.”  of course, JOHN FOGERTY is no longer with them…..

here’s “BAD MOON RISING’.”


and here’s “LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR.”


6.  well, day two back at work seems to be somewhat better after hernia surgery….i still know that i would have been better off taking monday and tuesday off, but we’ll work thru it…i went home yesterday at noon and completely collapsed….slept until almost 5:00….then back in bed last night around 8:30…..can’t seem to get enough sleep, but as i was told countless times yesterday, the body needs sleep to heal…..

7.  man, the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS can’t seem to get positive press lately…after all of this “bounty talk,” now we get word of ALLEGED wire tapping by SAINTS general manager MICKEY LOOMIS, who’s already suspended half of the season…..he denies it big time, but ESPN is standing by their story….we’ll see how this thing unfolds, but yesterday people were talking even FEDERAL charges if this is found to be true……he SUPPOSEDLY had some wiring rerouted to receive the visitor’s coaches comments instead of his own teams…and i once again use the words SUPPOSEDLY, AND ALLEGEDLY….

8.  TWINS closer MATT CAPPS takes off where he left off last season, as he gave up a 9th inning HOME RUN to the BOSTON RED SOX as the SOX defeated out MINNESOTA TWINS last night…..looks like another dismal season for our favorite baseball team…..

9.  as i continue to watch the TWINS and listen to them on our radio stations, i continue to ask the question, “WHO?”  pitchers i’ve never heard of…players i have never heard of…..THE LOSSES? yeah, i’ve heard of them before…UNFORTUNATELY…

10.  legal experts think that after GEORGE ZIMMERMAN posted bail, his attorney likely sent him to a remote place where there are very very few people…..may i suggest the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS coaches office?

11.  a 100 year old tortoise in central FLORIDA has died….so much for the idea that speed kills….

12.  LIFETIME TELEVISION has confirmed that LINDSAY LOHAN will indeed play ELIZABETH TAYLOR in a made-for-tv movie….they had better make doggone sure that the jewelry on the set isn’t real….

13.  KIM KADASHIAN was spotted wearing a gold earring with the initials “K.W.”…which people are sure is for KANYE WEST….i think it stands for “KAN’T WED.”

14.  reaction continues to the new chick flick “THE LUCKY ONE” debuting at second place in the box office, behind a lesser known film “THINK LIKE A MAN.”  as far as i’m concerned, “THE LUCKY ONE” is any man who escaped being dragged to this movie by their better half….

15.  a company in CHINA is raising eyebrows for it’s bad taste in marketing it’s HELEN KELLER sunglasses…..what’s next? THE AMELIA EARHART GPS?

16.  JOKE OF THE DAY: (thank you CHARLIE…)

Two elderly  gentlemen from a  retirement center were sitting on a bench under  a tree when one turns to the other and says:  ‘Slim, I’m 83 years old now and I’m just full of  aches and pains.. I know you’re about my age.  How do you feel?’ 
Slim  says, ‘I feel just like a newborn  baby.’ 
‘Really!?  Like a newborn baby!?’  
‘Yep. No  hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my  pants.’  




random thoughts for monday april 23rd, 2012


1. here come your monday funnies…..

this is a good one…

i know a lot of people that feel the following way…

it doesn’t matter what you do to it, it’s a matter of AIMING…..

and finally, the political picture FINALLY MAKES SENSE…

2.  happy birthday wishes are going out today to actress SHIRLEY TEMPLE BLACK…she turns 84 today….everybody remembers this little cutie…..

3. a couple of actors have the same birthday today and are the same age…let’s feature them…

first of all, there’s LEE MAJORS…he played the “SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN.”  he was also linked to FARRAH FAWCETT for a number of years….

LEE MAJORS turns 73 today…here’s what he looks like today….

4.  also, actor DAVID BIRNEY turns 73 today as well….you probably remember him from shows like “SERPICO”,  “ST. ELSEWHERE” and many other roles including many on stage as well….

here’s DAVID BIRNEY back then…including when he was married to MEREDITH BAXTER BIRNEY….they have since divorced….

and here’s DAVID BIRNEY today at 73….

5.  well, first day back after hernia surgery on thursday…..not ready for this, but i am going to try it anyway……i know this seems stupid to say, but i forgot how much pain you are in after surgery….ha ha….and as i planned my week after surgery, i, IN MY OWN MIND, gave myself three days to recuperate……idiot…not nearly enough…..it’s going to take all of a good week to feel better…..

6.  wanted to feel better by this week, because wednesday is our 25th wedding anniversary….hard to believe that my beautiful wife has put up with me for that long……more on that to come…….

7.  had a chance to watch a few movies while i was flat on my butt on the couch this past weekend…here’s a couple of them that we watched…..


ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. does a BRILLIANT performance of SIR CHARLES CHAPLIN…..anyone who knows me know that i love CHARLIE CHAPLIN…so, i figured i would like this movie…..ROBERT does an extraordinary job as CHAPLIN…he performs as an “older” version of CHAPLIN talking about his younger years….great movie…

and then it was….


my son MITCHELL had never seen this thriller starring RICHARD GERE and EDWARD NORTON….it’s a fantastic movie that takes you right down to the last scene of the movie…..MITCHELL LOVED IT…

and, of course, the tv show “OUTSOURCED.”

if you have read my blog for months or longer, you know that my wife and i LOVED the tv show “OUTSOURCED” before it was cancelled….we thought it was one of the funniest shows on tv….but, since NBC dropped it, we haven’t seen it…until this weekend….we watched about 10 episodes of the show and remembered instantly why we loved it so much……


i just have one thing to say…..


9.  weekly unemployment claims have been revised to show an increase of a couple thousand….GEEZ…HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES THE SECRET SERVICE EMPLOY, ANYWAY?

10.  TIME magazine has named it’s 100 most influential people in the world….and LINDSAY LOHAN just made the 100 most under the influenced people in the world….(or maybe i’m there today because of the pain meds i’m on…..)

11.  a new study says that the four biggest predictors of divorce are: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling….except in HOLLYWOOD….where the biggest predictor of divorce is MARRIAGE….

12.  a new biography of SIMON COWELL that comes out tomorrow says that COWELL follows a health regimen including weekly vitamin infusions, botox, and colonic irrigation…..NO WONDER HE’S SUCH A PAIN IN THE REAR…..

13.  MARTHA STEWART is working on a cooking show for PBS…so, now, OSCAR won’t be the only GROUCH in the neighborhood….

14.  JOKE OF THE DAY: (love this one)

A 6 year old and a 4 year old are upstairs in their bedroom. “you know what?” says the 6 year old.
    “I think it’s about time we started cussing.” The 4 year old nods his head in approval.  The 6 year old continues, “When we go downstairs for breakfast, I’m gonna say something with ‘hell’ and you say something with ‘ass’.
    The 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm.
    When their mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 6 year old what he wants for breakfast, he replies, “Aw, hell, Mom, I guess I’ll have some Cheerios.” 
    WHACK! He flies out of his chair, tumbles across the kitchen floor, gets up, and runs upstairs crying his eyes out, with his mother in hot pursuit, slapping his rear with every step.
    His mom locks him in his room and shouts, “You can just stay there until I let you out!”
    She then comes back downstairs, looks at the 4 year old and asks with a stern voice, “And what do YOU want for breakfast, young man?”
    “I don’t know,” he blubbers, “but you can bet your ass it won’t be Cheerios.”