random thoughts for thursday may 17th, 2012


1.  here come your thursday funnies….

hmmm…never thought of this…but it’s probably true…

a new twist to the serenity prayer….

hey, i know some people who fit under the next criteria….

2.  some sad news in our state yesterday…..a great servant of SOUTH DAKOTA has died…..former senator JIM ABDNOR died yesterday at the age of 89….he served SOUTH DAKOTA in congress, was also a lieutenant governor from 1969-1971.  he’s mostly known for unseating GEORGE MCGOVERN in the seat for congress….ABDNOR also served as head of the u.s. small business administration for two years under former president RONALD REAGAN…

here’s JIM ABDNOR in his congress years…

JIM ABDNOR was moved into hospice just a few days before his death at 89…..may GOD bless you JIM…and a greatful state thanks you for your service…

here he is later in life….

3.  soccer legend MIA HAMM turns 40 years old today….MIA scored more goals than anyone in the history of soccer, either male or female….she scored 158….

before i get to MIA HAMM, i have to share one of my favorite sports pictures of all time……remember BRANDI CHASTAIN?

here’s a younger picture of MIA HAMM…

here’s MIA HAMM today at 40…..

4.  i had only seen the show “SWAMP PEOPLE” only once, but everybody is talking about the sudden death of one of the stars MITCHELL GUIST….he died suddenly this week at the age of 47….what shocks me is that he was only 47…i figured for sure that he was in his upper 50’s to low 60’s….

check this out…

seriously, do i look that bad at 48?  i don’t think i do….just compare his picture to my most recent picture on my 48th birthday…

here it is….

that’s my story…and i’m sticking to it…..

5.  i’m having a ton of fun with our brand new sign at ST. JOHN’S in HECLA….i have a bunch of sayings i want to put on it in the next couple of years…i changed it last night to the following…


love it……

6.  i graduated from high school in LANGFORD thirty years ago this weekend….THIRTY YEARS…how the heck can that be?  i remember when my parents had their 30th school reunion, i thought they had one foot in the grave by that time…ha ha…i don’t think that way anymore…

7.  the defense has rested in the JOHN EDWARDS trial…they wanted to wrap things up before JOHN’S hairspray wore off….

8.  a watchdog group discovered that $1.5 million dollars in federal stimulus money went to study erectile dysfunction…..crap….SO SO SO MANY JOKES…SO LITTLE TIME….

9.  a man from WASHINGTON state was bitten by a snake in a WAL-MART parking lot…..man, that was one cranky greeter…..

10.  an electrical fire revealed over 400 pot plants in a SEATTLE restaurant….there was smoke EVERYWHERE…and then the fire started…

11.  officials in a JAPANESE city claim they’ve created the biggest public toilet in the world….or, as it’s known in NEW YORK CITY….a subway car….

12.  LINDA HOGAN has broken up with her much much younger boyfriend…..she could only take so many hours of watching “SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS.”

13.  in WISCONSIN a 350 pound man is picketing outside an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant, protesting the fact that they cut him off his trips to the buffet table and wouldn’t let him eat all that he could….it’s actually a blessing in disguise….his picketing is the most exercise he’s gotten in decades….

14.  JOKES OF THE DAY…(at the expense of our older people..ha ha)

A handsome young man walks into a small pharmacy which is owned and run by two old spinster sisters
    The man says to the two old women, “Every time I see a woman, I get the urge to hug and kiss her, and to make mad, passionate love. Is there anything you can give me for this?”
    The two old women whisper to each other for a moment and then one of them replies, “How about $40 a week and the two-room flat above the shop.”


    An elderly woman decided to have her portrait painted. She told the artist, “Paint me with diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, emerald bracelets, a ruby broach, and a beautiful Rolex watch.”
    “But you are not wearing any of those things,” the artist said.
    “I know,” she said. “It’s in case I should die before my husband. I’m sure he would remarry right away, and I want his new wife to go crazy looking for all that jewelry.”





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