it brings me great sadness to tell you that the daily blog will be ending very soon……

yesterday i put in my two weeks notice at sunny 97.7 to go on and try some different things for the remainder of my working years….i don’t know my last day on the radio, or my last blog date, but i will let you know….

doing the blog has been tremendous fun…and you have all responded very well to it…

here are some current stats on my blog:

total views all time of the blog:  1.4 MILLION…wow…

total blogs:  1395 so far

i plan on doing the same blog somewhere else after i leave..i will try and let you know where….

it’s been a blast, but i feel the winds of change blowing in my life…however, we will continue to have a ton of fun with the remaining blogs that we do…..

random thoughts for FRIDAY august 31st, 2012


1.  here are your labor day weekend funnies…

hmm…i have no idea what to do tomorrow…OH YES I DO…

well, i guess there’s more than one way to have a baby….

it’s about time a bar came up with a great idea to increase business…ha ha ha….

and, if you’re going to be hiring someone, why not have fun with it…

HEY, I FOUND A NEW GAME TO PLAY…i would like to play it for one month straight….

and finally, i have heard that teaching can drive you to drinking…

2.  one of my favorite pop stars of the 70’s is having a birthday today…i’m talking about TONY DEFRANCO from “TONY DEFRANCO AND THE DEFRANCO FAMILY.”  they had a couple of tremendous hits, including one of my all time favorite pop songs, “HEARTBEAT IT’S A LOVEBEAT…”  also, a song called “ABRA-CA-DABRA.”

here he is the way you remember him….

TONY DEFRANCO turns 53 today…he is a real estate agent and music producer out in CALIFORNIA…here are a couple of pictures from the last few years of TONY…

3.  i would be shirking my duties to not do a couple of songs by TONY DEFRANCO AND THE DEFRANCO FAMILY….

this is a SUPER COOL video…it’s the band with the legendary JACK BENNY…some comedy, and both of their hits “HEARTBEAT IT’S A LOVEBEAT”, and “ABRA-CA-DABRA.”


4.  you might not remember the name DON STROUD, but you will certainly remember his acting roles….DON STROUD has made appearances in over 100 movies and over 175 tv shows in his career….his movies include the 1968 movie “COOGAN’S BLUFF”, the 1978 movie “THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY”, and one of my faves, the 1979 horror classic “THE AMITYVILLE HORROR.”

see if you remember him….


DON STROUD will turn 69 on saturday…..here he is in recent years….he’s on the left side of the first picture….

5.  remember the name EILEEN BRENNAN?  this actress will turn 80 on monday…..she played the brothel madam “BILLIE” in the classic movie “THE STING.”  she also played MRS. PEACOCK in the movie “CLUE”, based on the popular board game…but, EILEEN BRENNAN is best known for playing the overbearing commanding officer in “PRIVATE BENJAMIN.”

and here is EILEEN BRENNAN today a couple of days before birthday number EIGHTY…

6.  well, my plans are working out tremendously…remember yesterday when i said that i wanted to see the new horror movie “THE POSSESSION?”  well, guess what?  MITCHELL suprised us and came home from college, and TYLER was over at the house last night for supper…..we all agreed that we will go see the movie together this weekend…YAY!!! but, like  i said, there is NO WAY that my beautiful wife will be going…she made her point very clear last night…ha ha…..

7.  a friend of mine posted a funny one on his facebook site yesterday….he said this…

TIM TEBOW threw a beautiful touchdown yesterday…..then he shut off the X-BOX and went to practice.”

that is HILARIOUS….

8.  on wednesday, a secret service member left a gun in the bathroom on MITT ROMNEY’S campaign plane….the agent noticed it was missing when he reached into his pocket to grab a dollar bill at a strip club…..

9.  i told you yesterday about the auction sale coming up in ENGLAND where a pair of soiled underwear worn by ELVIS PRESLEY will be auctioned off…..people are wondering when they got soiled…i would assume it was the day that he found out his daughter LISA MARIE was marrying MICHAEL JACKSON….

10.  MADONNA recently warned AMERICANS not to get fat and lazy and take freedom for granted….she really angered me…i would have gotten off the couch and changed the channel, but i was balancing a bag of cheetos, two twinkies, a big mac and a gallon of diet pepsi….

11.  KIM KARDASHIAN is hoping to be the first tv reality star to get a star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME….umm..may i suggest a BUTT PRINT?

12.  JOY BEHAR says her new talk show will avoid “tawdry tabloid subjects.”  in other words, it doesn’t stand a chance of making it….


 priest walked into a barber shop in Washington, D.C. After he got his haircut, he asked how much it would be.
    The barber said, “No charge. I consider it a service to the Lord.”
    The next morning, the barber came to work and there were 12 prayer books and a thank you note from the priest in front of the door.
    Later that day, a police officer came in and got his hair cut. He then asked how much it was.
    The barber said, “No charge. I consider it a service to the community.”
    The next morning, he came to work and there were a dozen donuts and a thank you note from the police officer.
    Then, a Senator came in and got a haircut. When he was done he asked how much it was.
    The barber said, “No charge. I consider it a service to the country.”
    The next morning, the barber came to work and there were 12 Senators in front of the door.



random thoughts for thursday august 30th, 2012


1.  here come your thursday funnies…..

i’ll bet these truckers never even thought of this…ha ha….

remind me to stay the hell away from this next guy’s house….

these next people’s marriage was DOOMED from the start….

and finally, some days i feel exactly like this next guy….

2.  today we’re going to check out some former child stars…we’re starting out with TATUM O’NEAL….she is, of course, the daughter of RYAN O’NEAL…she starred in the movie “PAPER MOON” among many others…..she’s had a heck of a life in the past 30 years, but now has it together, as far as i know….TATUM is now 48….same age as me!!!

here she is years ago, and today….

FRED SAVAGE is best known for playing KEVIN on the hit tv show “THE WONDER YEARS.”  he is now 36 years old….

SEAN ASTIN is best known for movie roles in “THE GOONIES”, and “LORD OF THE RINGS”…did you know that he is the son of legendary actress PATTY DUKE?  yep..it’s true…SEAN ASTIN is now 41…here he is back then and recently…..

and last, but certainly not least, we’ll feature RICKY SCHROEDER…he starred in the movie “THE CHAMP”, and on the tv show “SILVER SPOONS.”  he also has been on many tv shows in the past couple of decades….RICKY SCHROEDER is now 42…here he is…

3.  i don’t think i’m going to do SQUAT this labor day weekend….it sounds like a lounge around the house, go to a movie, sleep on the couch type weekend….sometimes us old, fat guys need that….

4.  i wouldn’t mind going to HURON and walking around the state fair for a day……that’s right, i lost my yardstick at home….need another 43 of them…..

5.  i know what i would like to do this weekend, but i have a better chance of building a snowman in my backyard this weekend….there’s a new horror movie coming to CARMIKE called “THE POSSESSION.”  supposedly based on a true story…..but, a few movies have ruined that “based on true story” theme….anyway, there is NO WAY ON EARTH that JEANNIE will go with me….i miss MITCHELL…he loved going to these with me…maybe he’ll sneak home from college this weekend…i’ll also try my son TYLER…he may just suprise me and go with me…..

doesn’t it look good?

6.  i do know one thing i will be doing this weekend….catching up on older episodes of our two favorite shows on tv……i have two episodes left to catch up on HBO’S awesome show “THE NEWSROOM.”

and, my beautiful wife and i have never seen season one of “JUSTIFIED.”  it’s on the FX channel, and is an AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME show……

maybe some miniature golfing and ping pong this weekend too…if i want to humiliate myself and lose to my wife…ha ha….

7.  a new book by an anomymous member of the SEAL TEAM SIX has sparked a big controversy by claiming that OSAMA BIN LADEN didn’t fight back, but instead, they found him unarmed and nearly dead in his bedroom. and they reportedly just finished him off…my question is this…..WHAT THE HECK IS THE DIFFERENCE? EITHER WAY IS FINE…..

8.  i told you yesterday about the oldest living woman in the world turning 116 this week….found out yesterday that BESSE COOPER was sharing memories with family and friends yesterday, including the time that JOAN RIVERS was her babysitter…..

9.  an auction next month in ENGLAND will offer ELVIS PRESLEY’S personal home items like home movies, a family bible, and, are you ready for this?  A PAIR OF HIS STAINED UNDERWEAR THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN WASHED……gross…..the last one should have been marked “RETURN TO SENDER.”  maybe you could use it as a “GOOD LUCK CHARM.”  don’t put them on or they may get “STUCK ON YOU.”  okay…i think that’s enough…..i could keep going, though, because this blog is mine…yep…i do it “MY WAY.”

10.  there’s a new novel that focuses on BATMAN’S father….he’s similar to BATMAN, only he wears bermuda shorts, and black socks and dress shoes…and he refuses to answer the bat-signal after 9pm….

11.  THIS IS UNREAL..BUT TRUE….a school district in NEBRASKA has asked a THREE AND A HALF YEAR OLD deaf boy to change the way he signs his name because the gesture resembles a gun…..are you kidding me?  by the way, his family has responded to the school district with a gesture that resembles a middle finger….


 was explaining to my wife last night that when you die you get reincarnated but must come back as a different creature. She said she would like to come back as a cow. I said, “You’re obviously not listening”.



random thoughts for HUMP DAY wednesday august 29th, 2012


1.  here come your wednesday funnies….


AMEN to the next one….

okay…i’ll bring the chocolate and the graham crackers….

for the next one, all i can say is….BAH-DUMP-BUMP…..

i’ve been wondering what to do this weekend…OH WAIT, I REMEMBER….

2.  actor ELLIOTT GOULD turns 74 today…you probably remember him as playing TRAPPER JOHN on the 1970 classic movie “M*A*S*H)….

he also played on the hit tv show “FRIENDS,” and in the movies “OCEANS 11, 12, AND 13″….here he is with GEORGE CLOONEY, BRAD PITT, MATT DAMON, and DON CHEADLE….

here’s ELLIOTT GOULD in recent times….

3.  okay, i mentioned that ELLIOTT GOULD played “TRAPPER JOHN” on the MOVIE version of “M*A*S*H)…he did not play that character on the tv show…who did?

actor WAYNE ROGERS…who is now 79 years old….

4.  let’s feature one of ELLIOTT GOULD’S movie partners….DONALD SUTHERLAND played “HAWKEYE PIERCE” on the movie version of “M*A*S*H)….

DONALD SUTHERLAND also played the drug taking-perverted professor on “ANIMAL HOUSE.”

DONALD SUTHERLAND is now 77….here he is recently….

he, of course, is actor KEIFER SUTHERLAND’S proud papa….

5.  and, as you know, DONALD SUTHERLAND did not play HAWKEYE on the tv version of the movie “M*A*S*H)…that was the great actor ALAN ALDA….he is now 76….

6.  JEANNIE AND I went to volleyball last night at the WARNER gym……DOGGONE IT WAS HOT IN THERE…WOW….anyway, it looks like our WARNER MONARCHS are going to have a great volleyball season again….they really took it to one of the top teams in this area, the SUMMIT EAGLES….we have really grown to love volleyball…..

7.  the stress of this world must be really high right now…i know three people in my circle who have died of a massive heart attack in the last week…..deaths seem to go in cycles….there haven’t been many in the past many weeks, now they are abundant…..when you witness and experience sudden deaths like this, it really makes you look at your life and how fast a pace we are running…it makes us think about the IMPORTANT things in life, and less about the UNIMPORTANT things….

8.  some scientists say that because food production cannot keep up with the increasing population, we may all be forced to become vegetarians by the year 2050…..i don’t think i’m ready for “KENTUCKY FRIED BROCCOLI” and a “MCRADISH” sandwich…

9.  at the tender age of 101, FLORENCE DETLOR is now FACEBOOK’S oldest registed user….FLORENCE still remembers when she was a kid that she had to walk 20 miles in the snow just to un-friend someone….

10.  RADAR ONLINE reports that PRINCE HARRY’S naked LAS VEGAS romp maybe have been caught on video…..the rumors say that the video may have been leaked unexpectedly…much like the QUEEN in her older age….

11.  a 15 year old amateur has become the youngest female golfer to win on the LPGA tour….not only did she outplay the professionals, but she did it while texting…..

12.  BESSE COOPER, the world’s oldest person turned 116 the other day…..she says that times flies….except while watching the fourth hour of the “TODAY”  show…..

13.  JOKES OF THE DAY…..(love these!!!)

 I saw a poor old lady fall over today on the ice. At least I presume she was poor. She only had $1.20 in her purse.

 My girlfriend thinks that I’m a stalker. Well, she’s not exactly my girlfriend yet.


 Went for my routine checkup today and everything seemed to be going fine until he stuck his index finger up my you know what.. Do you think I should change dentists?



random thoughts for tuesday august 28th, 2012


1.  here are your tuesday funnies……

this one is kind of funny….

just went thru the next one last night…more on that in a bit…..

us men can relate to the next one…ha ha…

and finally…

2.  happy birthday wishes are going out to actor/singer DAVID SOUL…remember him?  he’s the blonde from “STARSKY AND HUTCH.”

believe it or not, he’s one year away from SEVENTY…yep…DAVID SOUL is 69 today…here he is today, including one with his tv buddy PAUL MICHAEL GLASER….

3.  i put actor/singer under DAVID SOUL…why? because he had a number one song?  do you remember it?


4.  also, the guy who played “ENOS” on “THE DUKES OF HAZZARD” is celebrating a birthday today…SONNY SHROYER turns 77 today…see if you can recall him from the show….

here’s SONNY SHROYER today from a movie a couple of years ago called “THE WAY HOME.”

5.  and finally, the beautiful EMMA SAMMS turns 52 today…she replaced PAMELA SUE MARTIN on the tv show “DYNASTY.”  her character’s name was CARRINGTON COLBY….she also played HOLLY SUTTON on the hit daytime show “GENERAL HOSPITAL.”

here’s EMMA SAMMS today at 52…gorgeous…..

6.  alright…i mentioned above that i had something to talk about that happened yesterday…here’s what happened….

i called a national dish company to talk about my account for my tv channels that i’m receiving.  and, of course, i get a pesky automated voice that i absolutely hate….

so, this woman says “what reason are you calling?”  i say “update my bill.” and she says, “okay, you said TECHNICAL PROBLEMS.”  i yell “NO!!!”, and she says “what is your technical problem…say something like fuzzy screen, loss of power, or whatever the problem is.”  i say, “GET ME SOMEONE TO TALK TO.”  she says, “you chose fuzzy screen.”  GOOD GRAVY…so, i hang up on her….

i call back and the voice says, “you called recently about a technical problem, was the problem fixed?”   i just about went thru the roof….

7.  i’m getting tired of saying this but here goes…”IF YOU’RE GOING TO DRIVE SLOWER THAN THE SPEED LIMIT, STAY THE HELL OUT OF THE LEFT LANE.”  yesterday was awful….it must have happened five or six times…i try to get around someone who is going slow in the right lane, only to jump in the left lane and fall behind somebody driving slower than the right lane…..ugh…frustrating….

8.  LABOR DAY weekend is just around the corner…i really want to go to HURON and see CHARLEY PRIDE and STEVE MILLER BAND…however, i have absolutely no energy lately…completely exhausted…so, it might be fun just to stay home….but, i really want to see CHARLEY PRIDE once again before he retires or worse….we’ll see how the rest of the week goes….

9.  millions of people still don’t believe that NEIL ARMSTRONG or anyone else has actually walked on the moon…it’s true, they don’t….these are the same people who think that ROSIE O’DONNELL is a great actress, and the KARDASHIANS are the most incredible people on tv…..

10.  a new study shows that 50 percent of senior citizens are using the internet….mostly to see those naked pictures of PRINCE HARRY….

11.  a BRITISH tv host claims that the LONDON olympics opening ceremony was a secret satanic ritual…i would agree with that…i mean, they brought the SPICE GIRLS back…..

12.  tmz.com reports that VIVID ENTERTAINMENT has offered PRINCE HARRY 10 million dollars to make a sex tape…also, they offered PRINCE CHARLES AND CAMILLA 10 million dollars NOT to make a sex tape….

13.  the DALLAS COWBOYS have banned their talented wide receiver DEZ BRYANT from going to strip clubs….during the games….


After being with her all evening, the man couldn’t take another minute with his blind date. Earlier, he had secretly arranged to have a friend call him to the phone so he would have an excuse to leave if something like this happened.
    When he returned to the table, he lowered his eyes, put on a grim expression and said, “I have some bad news. My grandfather just died.”
    “Thank heavens,” his date replied. “If yours hadn’t, mine would have had to!”



random thoughts for monday august 27th, 2012

UGH!!! that’s all i have to say…..

1.  here are your monday funnies….

i would say i have to agree with this first one……

i could name names for the next one…but i won’t…..

this next one is HILARIOUS…and i can relate to it most days…

and last, but certainly not least…..

2.  we have a couple of milestone birthdays today….

first of all, the hubby of “THE CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE” is turning 70 today…can you believe that? his name is DARYL DRAGON….

here they are in recent years…..

by the way, DARYL’S wife, TONI TENNILLE is now 72…wow….

3.  here’s another one i cannot believe…PAUL REUBENS, or as we know him, “PEE WEE HERMAN” turns 60 today…SIXTY!!!  wow….PAUL played one of my all time favorite characters…i am a huge fan of PEE WEE HERMAN….his movie “PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE” is one of my favorite movies…the funny part is that i HATED it the first time i saw it…..

i used to have the PEE WEE HERMAN doll…i think it broke and got thrown away…however, i sure wish i still had one…..

here’s PAUL REUBENS today at 60……

4.  not a good weekend in celebrity news if your last name was ARMSTRONG….

first of all, biker LANCE ARMSTRONG was stripped of all of his TOUR DE FRANCE titles after it was decided that he had been doping while winning the titles….

and sadly, we say goodbye to NEIL ARMSTRONG, the first man to walk on the moon…..he died this weekend at the age of 82…..

here’s his legendary “step” and the famous line that went with it….


5.  we had our family fantasy football draft last night….i just can’t tell how i did…..every other year when i said i had a great draft, i sucked all season long….this year i’m concerned about my lineup, so maybe that’s a sign that i will do great….

here are a few of my selections last night……


quarterback MATT RYAN of the ATLANTA FALCONS




in case you’re wondering if i took any from my beloved WASHINGTON REDSKINS, i did…i took running back TIM HIGHTOWER and the REDSKINS defense….well, time will tell….

6.  i’m SO mad at my wife….not really…but, she got me hooked on another tv show over the weekend….HBO’S hit show “THE NEWSROOM.”

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SHOW….actor JEFF DANIELS stars as a cable news anchor….the best character that JEANNIE and I love is SAM WATERSTON as the boss of the cast…HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SHOW…..

8.  we went to see the new WILL FERRELL movie “THE CAMPAIGN” on friday night…it was okay…typical WILL FERRELL movie…had lots of funny points….some gross out parts, and some totally stupid spots……..it was fun to see, but i wouldn’t have to see it again….

9.  JOHN LENNON’S killer has been denied parole for a seventh time….now we can change a lyric to one of LENNON’S biggest songs…”imagine no parole for CHAPMAN…it’s easy if you try.”

10.  a man in DOVER, FLORIDA, was arrested for repeatedly calling 911 to request that the female deputy come over to his house and have sex with him…..in his defense, it was an emergency….he is a nerd still living in mommy’s basement……

11.  JERRY NELSON, the MUPPETS puppeteer who played “THE COUNT” on “SESAME STREET” has died at the age of 78…….that’s 1…..2…..3….4….5….6…. SIX FEET DEEP….

12.  SNOOKI from “JERSEY SHORE” gave birth to a baby boy recently….you can tell it’s her kid…when the doctor slapped the baby’s butt, he punched the doctor in the throat….


A wife comes home late one night, arriving early from being out of town and quietly opens the door to her bedroom. From under the blanket she sees four legs instead of two. She reaches for a baseball bat and starts hitting the blanket as hard as she can. Once she’s done, she goes to the kitchen to have a drink. As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine. “Hi, Darling”, he says, “Your parents have come to visit us, so l let them stay in our bedroom.”

random thoughts for FRIDAY august 24th, 2012


1.  yep…i tried the next one…didn’t like it….

i laughed out loud at the next one…will probably cost me a ticket this weekend…..

hmmm…i never thought about the next one, but it does make sense!!

and finally……

2.  happy birthday wishes are going out today to actor JOE REGALBUTO, who played FRANK FONTANA on the 80’s hit tv show “MURPHY BROWN”…he turns 63 today…..

here’s JOE REGALBUTO today at 63, plus check out a picture of the cast of “MURPHY BROWN” recently….

3.  on saturday, actor TOM SKERRITT will turn 79….i sincerely cannot believe that he is that old…TOM starred in over 40 movies, and over 200 tv shows, including the movies “STEEL MAGNOLIAS”, and “TOP GUN”, and the tv show “PICKET FENCES.”

here’s TOM SKERRITT in his younger years….

i have always thought that TOM SKERRITT was a very very nice looking man….here he is today at 79…..one year from 80…wow….

4.  on sunday, a couple of child stars celebrate birthdays…first of all, actor CHRIS BURKE turns 47…you probably remember him as “CORKY” on the tv show “LIFE GOES ON.”

and here’s CHRIS BURKE today at 47……

and, the little boy from “HOME ALONE” celebrates birthday number 32 on sunday…it’s, of course, MCCAULAY CULKIN….

here is MCCAULAY CULKIN today at 36……

5.  well, our last child is out of the house….what a horrible couple of days for me…..we delivered MITCHELL to MINNESOTA STATE MOORHEAD on wednesday…..things didn’t start out well.  i climbed out of bed wednesday, walked into the boy’s shower and bathroom, and noticed that everything was cleaned out except for my crap….boom…sobbing in the shower…..had shampoo and water and soap in my nose and mouth because i was crying so hard……then, completely lost it when we walked off the campus, and, you guessed it, lost it twice yesterday when i walked into his empty room…..

don’t get me wrong, i am TOTALLY excited for MITCHELL…this is a great time in his life…i’m just sad for us that no kids are home anymore……

parenting has been the greatest thing in my life…the greatest years in my life, and even though i will always be a parent, the best part of it is over……….

congrats MITCHELL….I LOVE YOU…and good luck being a “dragon.”

6.  well, as we being our “empty nest syndrome”  we will find activities to do, like one of our favorites, going to movies….

we’re going to go tonight, but i was really in the mood to see a good horror movie…the movie “APPARITION” comes out today, but doesn’t make it to ABERDEEN…of course…..the tag line of the movie is “ONE YOU BELIEVE, YOU DIE.”  oooh…scary…..

wanted to use the “official” movie poster, but a BOOB is show in the poster for some odd reason….and i was SUPER OFFENDED….yeah right……

anyway, it looks like we will be going to see the comedy “THE CAMPAIGN.”  friends of ours say that they thought it was really funny….i guess after all the tears of the last 48 hours, a comedy would do us good…..

7.  a new report finds that AMERICANS throw OUT about 40 percent of their food….compared to super skinny super models who throw UP about 40 percent of their food…..

8.  a woman from RUSSIA used her bra to strangle her neighbor…aahhh…finally, we learned the SECRET behind VICTORIA’S SECRET…..

9.  PRINCE HARRY has flown back to ENGLAND from LOS ANGELES, and supposedly, THE QUEEN is furious about his recent naked pictures taken in VEGAS….she’s also extremely angry that he didn’t take her with to SIN CITY…she would have blended in perfect at a WAYNE NEWTON concert….

10.  an elderly woman in SPAIN completely ruined an important 19th century religious painting of JESUS, by trying to improve it…..yep…and who wouldn’t love a painting of JESUS playing poker with those dogs…..

11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:  (a classic for your weekend)

A businessman enters a tavern, sits down at the bar, and orders a double martini on the rocks. After he finishes the drink, he peeks inside his shirt pocket, then orders the bartender to prepare another double martini. After he finishes that it, he again peeks inside his shirt pocket and orders the bartender to bring another double martini.
    The bartender says, “Look, buddy, I’ll bring ya’ martinis all night long – but you gotta tell me why you look inside your shirt pocket before you order a refill.”
    The customer replies, “I’m peeking at a photo of my mother in law. When she starts to look good, I know it’s time to go home.”