HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIENDS…..

 

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i just wanted to take a moment and “toast” you…..i sincerely thank all of you for reading the blog every day.  it makes it so fun for me to know that i am visiting with people from literally all over the WORLD…i will continue my blog in 2013, and i hope that you’ll stay with me, and even recommend my blog to some friends….the more the merrier, right?

 

anyway, GOD BLESS YOU ALL…i wish nothing but the best in 2013….i hope that in very trying economic and ethical times that we all join together and try to make this world a more positive world to live in.  if each of us does our part, we can make a HUGE difference in this world…..

PEACE TO YOU ALL….AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

WELL…WE’RE JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY….

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NEW YEAR’S EVE is going to be pretty wild in our home….a few friends over and maybe a glass or two of my all time favorite wine…..

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if you have never tasted “STELLA ROSA”, you need to check it out….it’s incredibly good….

1.  HERE COME YOUR FUNNIES….

my beautiful wife is a very very funny woman….great sense of humor…that’s one reason i married her……and to show off her humor, here’s what she posted this morning….HILARIOUS….

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one for you MINNESOTA VIKINGS fans…..

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LOTS of truth to the next one…ha ha….

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man…this one could be the theme to most days, right?

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the next one is the main reason i don’t fall asleep at work…..

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UGH….unfortunately most of us can relate to the next one…….

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2.  so, i was up late the other night because i couldn’t sleep.  so, i turned on the tv and what did i find?  “NIGHT GALLERY”….i used to LOVE that show……some of the episodes used to scare the heck out of me….which means today, we’ll salute the host of “NIGHT GALLERY”, ROD SERLING…….

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you, of course, will also recognize him from the highly successful series, “THE TWILIGHT ZONE.”

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ROD SERLING died unexpectedly back in 1975 at the age of only 50…here’s a later day picture of him…..

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my all time favorite episode of “NIGHT GALLERY” was called “THE TUNE IN DAN’S CAFE.”  there was a song that played over and over and over and over….which song was it?

 

JERRY WALLACE and his hit “IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT, I’LL CRY.”  remember this?

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3.  sad news…..former GENERAL NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF died this week at the age of only 78……he was our leader in the GULF WAR….

 

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he was a great servant to this country……here’s a recent picture of “STORMIN’ NORMAN”…..

 

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4.  time for the football picks…..

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS….

my pick:

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i think the VIKES will do whatever it takes to win this game and get into the playoffs after a couple of horribly dismal years…..

WILL ADRIAN PETERSON BREAK THE NFL RUSHING RECORD?

NO….sorry…i think  he’ll get over 2,000 yards, but i think having to get 208 yards against the PACKERS will be tough…..especially since the PACKERS are still playing for some time off in the playoffs….don’t get me wrong…I REALLY HOPE ADRIAN DOES IT….he deserves it…..and yes, he got 210 yards against the PACKERS before, so he can do it again….I HOPE HE DOES…….

 

THE DALLAS COWBOYS AT THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS…

my pick?

 

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okay…i know they’re my team…but i think they are on a course of destiny….they have played tremendous football in the past few weeks, and ROBERT GRIFFIN III has been unstoppable……i think that FEDEX field is going to be “ELECTRIC”……my REDSKINS will win and knock their arch enemies out of the playoffs…….

 

5.  will i watch the NEW YEAR’S EVE party show?  no….i’m seriously really tired of RYAN SEACREST….i’m sure he’s a heck of a nice guy, but it’s a case of big time OVEREXPOSURE…..i miss DICK CLARK…..

 

6.  this sunday is “BACON DAY.”  seriously it is…it also goes by the name “NATIONAL DEFIBRILLATOR DAY.” 

 

7.  i guess we are going to go “GLOW BOWLING” sometime tonight or saturday night at the VILLAGE BOWL in ABERDEEN…they have glow in the dark pins, lit up lanes and loud music…sounds like a party….

 

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i will let you know next week how bad i sucked it up……..

 

8.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

A blonde was driving home after a game and got caught in a really bad hailstorm. Her car was covered with dents, so the next day she took it to a repair shop. The shop owner saw that she was a blonde, so he decided to have some fun. He told her to go home and blow into the tail pipe really hard and all the dents would pop out. So, the blonde went home, got down on her hands and knees and started …blowing into her tailpipe. Nothing happened. So she blew a little harder, and still nothing happened. Her blonde roommate saw her and asked, ‘What are you doing?’ The first blonde told her how the repairman had instructed her to blow into the tail pipe in order to get all the dents to pop out. The roommate rolled her eyes and said, ‘Uh, like hello! You need to roll up the windows first.’
HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEKEND…
JAY DEAN

 

 

 

HARD TO BELIEVE THAT CHRISTMAS IS OVER ALREADY…….

 

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1.  HERE COME YOUR FUNNIES….

i used to love playing this game…it broken many tiebreakers…ha ha….

 

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MEN…YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED…..

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this next one is SO WRONG…SO VERY WRONG…BUT SO VERY FUNNY…..

 

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i LOVE this next one…..

 

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2.  my mother in law was born on CHRISTMAS DAY….she is gone now, but she used to say that she always got “ripped off” having a birthday on CHRISTMAS….we always got  a kick out of it…..but she’s not the only CHRISTMAS baby…..JIMMY BUFFETT was born on that day…..he turned 66 yesterday…so, let’s salute him…..

 

here are a couple of early pictures of JIMMY BUFFETT….

 

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JIMMY brought us classics like “MARGARITAVILLE”, “CHANGES IN LATITUDE, CHANGES IN ATTITUDE,”  and many more…you’ll hear some music shortly…..

but first of all, here’s JIMMY BUFFETT at 66…and he still loves being on the water…..

 

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3.  alright, here comes some JIMMY BUFFETT music for you….

of course, we have to do “MARAGARITAVILLE.”

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here’s “CHANGES IN LATITUDE, CHANGES IN ATTITUDE.”

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and finally, here’s the classic “COME MONDAY.”

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4.  well, they say that deaths go in “three’s.”  we had two in one day of the classic actors….heaven gained two good guys on CHRISTMAS EVE….

first of all, JACK KLUGMAN died at the age of 90………he starred with TONY RANDALL in “THE ODD COUPLE”, and also had his own show, which i loved, called “QUINCY”…..

 

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here’s JACK KLUGMAN from the past couple of years…..

 

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also on CHRISTMAS EVE, we lost a veteran character actor CHARLES DURNING…he was 89…..he starred in hundreds of productions including “DOG DAY AFTERNOON,”  “TOOTSIE”, and “THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS.”

 

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here’s the great CHARLES DURNING recently…….

 

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5.  SUNDAY CANNOT COME FAST ENOUGH….man oh man, there are going to be a couple of awesome football games on sunday……both of these games were moved from thier noon start times because of the importance of these games….

first of all, shortly after 3:00 on sunday, the MINNESOTA VIKINGS will host their rivals, the GREEN BAY PACKERS….if the VIKINGS win, they’re in the playoffs…..and the big question is, will ADRIAN PETERSON set the nfl rushing record?  he needs over 200 yards to do it, but if anyone can, he can…..

 

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and then sunday night i won’t be able to breathe…my beloved WASHINGTON REDSKINS host their arch rivals the DALLAS COWBOYS sunday night shortly after 7:00……winner takes the division and gets a home game next week in the playoffs……ugh….can’t wait…..

 

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6.  MOVIE NEWS: 

last night we saw the best movie i have seen since “GRAN TORINO.”  yep…we went to see “DJANGO UNCHAINED” starring JAMIE FOXX….it was absolutely INCREDIBLE….great western story, awesome acting, great effects, and an all star cast made this movie my favorite of the year…..

 

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it’s possible that JAMIE FOXX may end up with a best actor nod at the OSCARS, but i’ll be horribly disappointed if CRISTOPH WALTZ doesn’t get a nod for best supporting actor….he SHOULD win that category with his role in this movie……you probably remember him from his incredible role in “INGLORIOUS BASTARDS.”

 

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HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED….fairly bloody, but a great great movie…..

 

7.  a new poll says that two percent of americans are “addicted to christmas”….the other 98 percent cry out loud when they get their credit card bills…..

 

8.  JOKE OF THE DAY:  (an oldie but a goodie)

There was a woman who was pregnant with twins, and shortly before they were due, she had an accident and went into a coma. Her husband was away on business, and unable to be reached. While in the coma, she gave birth to her twins, and the only person around to name her children was her brother.

When the mother came out of her coma to find she had given birth and that her brother had named the twins, she became very worried, because he wasn’t a very bright guy. She was sure he had named them something absurd or stupid.

When she saw her brother she asked him about the twins.

He said, “The first one was a girl.”

The mother: “What did you name her?!?”

Brother: “Denise!”

The Mom: “Oh, wow, that’s not bad! What about the second one?”

Brother: “The second one was a boy.”

The Mom: “Oh, and what did you name him?”

Brother: “Denephew.”

 

HAVE A GREAT HUMP DAY…

 

JAY DEAN

 

 

 

I just want to take a little time and wish all of you a most blessed MERRY CHRISTMAS….it has been my honor to bring you these blogs for the past few years, and i will continue them into 2013.  I thank each and every one of you for your enthusiasm concerning the blogs, and i thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading them daily.  you folks make it fun for me.

so, wherever you live, i wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS….i hope that you remember the true meaning of this glorious season, and i hope that you are safe, warm, and happy during this season!!!

 

MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU……

 

these wishes are from yours truly, my wife, JEANNIE and our boys TYLER AND MITCHELL….

 

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this next one is one of my favorite pictures…it puts into perspective what this time of year is about……

 

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1.  HERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE FUNNIES!!!!  (christmas themed)

wow…even snowmen have bad situations…..

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this next one is HILARIOUS….

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and, a little SANTA humor…..

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2.  we have a milestone birthday today….actor JOHN HILLERMAN is 80 today….remember the name?  he played “HIGGINS”, on the hit tv show……

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here’s one with the star of the show, TOM SELLECK….

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and here is JOHN HILLERMAN today at 80……

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3.  coming up on friday, (providing the world hasn’t ended…), PHIL DONAHUE will turn 77 years old….i’m sure you remember him from his wildly popular talk show……

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here’s PHIL DONAHUE today, including one with his beautiful bride, MARLO THOMAS, who is now 75 years old…….

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4.  here come three of my favorite CHRISTMAS songs…i hope you take time to listen to them……

 

first of all, this one makes me cry…..it’s ALAN JACKSON with “LET IT BE CHRISTMAS.”

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this next one brings chills to me…i think it’s one of the best written christmas songs of recent years…….GEORGE STRAIT had the best version of it, but i couldn’t find it…this is ALAN JACKSON and KEITH WHITLEY with “THERE’S A NEW KID IN TOWN.”

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and how about a little fun…this video is GREAT….it’s an group by the name of “STRAIGHT NO CHASER”, and it’s a cool version of “THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS”.

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5.  my son is home from college…my son, who lives 10 miles from us is coming home to stay tomorrow thru christmas……i don’t need any gifts…..having all four of us together for a few days is a gift enough….it’s funny, the older you get, material things matter less and less………i don’t want to squelch my kid’s fun and their future, but i would give ANYTHING to do all of the years over again from them being born on…..some of my friends think i’m nuts for feeling that way, but i would…they were absolutely the best years of my life…..

 

6.  C’MON HOLLYWOOD…..

it’s “sequel hell” starting in january……apparently HOLLYWOOD can’t come up with any original ideas anymore, because they’re redoing some classics…and i don’t like it at all….i was totally upset that they redid “WILLY WONKA” with JOHNNY DEPP a few years ago…i have never watched the whole thing, because i won’t, but what i saw was horrible…….i had vowed not to watch the upcoming “WIZARD OF OZ” movie, but it’s not a remake……it’s the story of how the wizard got there…so, i might see that….but here are some other HOLLYWOOD movies that should not be touched, but apparently they’ll be more than touched….they’ll be manhandled……

“THE AFRICAN QUEEN”….(are you kidding me?)

“THE BIRDS”…(they will ruin an ALFRED HITCHCOCK classic….)

“A STAR IS BORN”

“MY FAIR LADY”  (seriously?)

and finally, ROBERT DOWNEY, JR., playing CHARLES BRONSON’S character in “DEATH WISH.”  c’mon…only CHARLES BRONSON can do that role…….

 

7.  there’s a new trend in our country….parents are teaching kids that there definetly IS a santa clause, and there definetly ISN’T a JUSTIN BIEBER…..

 

8.  “JERSEY SHORE” is coming to an end…..dang it…i hope the mayans are wrong…i want to be here to celebrate this…….

 

9.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

A fireman is at the station house working outside on the fire truck when he notices a little girl next door. The little girl is in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the side.

She is wearing a fireman’s hat and has the wagon tied to a dog. The fireman says “Hey little girl. What are you doing?” The little girl says “I’m pretending to be a fireman and this is my fire truck!…”

The fireman walks over to take a closer look. “Little girl that sure is a nice fire truck!” the fireman says. “Thanks mister”, says the little girl. The fireman looks a little closer and notices the little girl has tied the dog to the wagon by it’s testicles.

“Little girl”, says the fireman, “I don’t want to tell you how to run your fire truck, but if you were to tie that rope around the dog’s neck I think you could go faster.”

The little girl says, “You’re probably right mister, but then I wouldn’t have a siren!”

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIENDS….

JAY DEAN

 

MAN, OH MAN, DO I AGREE WITH THIS NEXT ONE……in fact, i’ve done this recently….

 

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1.  HERE COME YOUR FAVORITE FUNNIES…..

this first one cracked me up……

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here’s a little “deer” fun for you…….i love the first one…..

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and a little “christmas cheer.”   poor santa can’t win…ha ha…

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and here’s my favorite one today……JUST IN CASE THIS FRIDAY IS IT….ha ha…

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2.  happy 80th birthday wishes are going out to actor ROGER SMITH, who just so happens to be the hubby of ANN MARGRET since 1967…..ROGER SMITH starred in “77 SUNSET STRIP.” 

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here he is with co-stars EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR., and EDD “KOOKIE” BYRNES….

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and here’s ROGER SMITH today….he’s with his absolutely gorgeous wife, ANN MARGRET….

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3.  how about his co-stars?  what do they look like today?

well, EFREM ZIMBALIST, JR.  is now 94 years old…here he is recently….

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EDD “KOOKIE” BYRNES is now 79…this is the only recent picture i could find……

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4.  the wonderful actress CICELY TYSON turns 79 on wednesday……..what a great great actress….

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my favorite CICELY TYSON role was the 1972 movie called “SOUNDER.”  i haven’t seen it in years, but i think i’ll check NETFLIX and see if i can find it…..

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and i had forgotten about this, but CICELY starred in the monster tv hit “ROOTS.”

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and here is CICELY TYSON today on the eve of birthday number 79…….

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5.  yours truly is pretty pumped up this week….BECAUSE….

MY WASHINGTON REDSKINS ARE NOW IN FIRST PLACE IN THE NFC EAST DIVISION…..yay!!!!

this season we have put all of our hope and faith in our stud quarterback ROBERT GRIFFITH III, or “RG3″…..

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however, this past sunday it was the KIRK COUSINS show……RG3 was out injured, so our rookie backup quarterback took over and was INCREDIBLE….in fact, he’s up for “rookie player of the week.”  the REDSKINS took lots of heat from the circus of media buttheads when they took RG3 in the first round and COUSINS in the fourth round…BUT WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?

fans are calling KIRK COUSINS, “CAPTAIN KIRK,”  and my favorite, “KC1″…..just to be like “RG3.”   what a game he had with over 300 yards passing and a touchdown….everything is going the way of my SKINS…..we are now in first, and if we win the next two games we will win the division and get a playoff home game…..this sunday we play the EAGLES in PHILADELPHIA, and the 30th we played the hated DALLAS COWBOYS in WASHINGTON…that’s going to be a barnburner…….

here’s KIRK COUSINS tearing it up this last sunday……

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6.  wow…cannot believe that CHRISTMAS and CHRISTMAS EVE are next monday and tuesday….where did this year go?  i started my shopping at 1:15pm today and was done by 1:22pm…ha ha…that’s all i have to do….happy with that…….

7.  this is weird….i hear that several WAL MARTS around the country are opening at midnight this friday, the day that the MAYAN calendar ends and the world is supposed to end….by the way, this message from WAL MART…..

“ALL SALES ARE FINAL.”

8.  apparently “SESAME STREET” is now talking to kids about divorce….wow…that’s different…i just hope it’s not ERNIE AND BERT……

 

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9.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

One evening, in a busy lounge in the deep south, a reindeer walked in the door,
bellied up to the bar and ordered a martini. Without batting an eye, the
bartender mixed and poured the drink, set it in front of the reindeer, and
accepted the twenty-dollar bill from the reindeer’s hoof. 

As he handed
the reindeer some coins in change, he said, “You know, I think you’re the first
reindeer I’ve ever seen in here.”

The reindeer looked hard at the
hoofful of change and said, “Hmmmpf. Let me tell you something, buddy. At these
prices, I’m the last reindeer you’ll see in here.”

HAVE A TERRIFIC DAY…

JAY DEAN

HAVE YOU MISSED THE BLOG THIS WEEK?  wow…what a crazy week….in addition to being busy at work and handling my church work, i had the flu for a couple of days…only missed a few hours of work at  PIERSON FORD, but probably should have stayed home for a couple of day…but when you’re in sales, you kind of need to be there, right?  anyway, i’m doing a RARE saturday blog to catch you up on stuff…..

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1.  HOW ABOUT SOME WEEKEND FUNNIES?

aah…so, THAT’S where babies come from….

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more “baby” fun….

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and a little christmas fun for you…….

this one cracks me up…..

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2.  a legendary comedian turns 79 today….and i truly believe, he’s one of the funniest that ever was….it’s TIM CONWAY…yep…TIM CONWAY is 79….doesn’t seem right, does it?

TIM CONWAY got his big break on “MCHALES NAVY”….here he is with ERNEST BORGNINE….

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he also is known for the “short” character DORF…

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most people know TIM from the “CAROL BURNETT SHOW”…..he had some of the most hilarious skits i have ever seen….the “OLD MAN”….the “DENTIST” and other……

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here’s the gang a few years back….

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i am so happy and thrilled to report that i saw TIM CONWAY and HARVEY KORMAN together in concert just a couple of years before HARVEY died…..they were at the FARGODOME, and did all the famous skits that we loved…it was one hilarious night of comedy…..

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HARVEY KORMAN died back in 2008 at the age of 81….

TIM CONWAY is 79…and here he is today…the first picture is with comedian/writer  LARRY DAVID….

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3.  here’s TIM CONWAY destroying the cast of “THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW.”

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4.  remember DAVE CLARK from the “DAVE CLARK FIVE?”  they were supposed to be the next “BEATLES”, but that didn’t quite pan out….don’t get me wrong, they had an incredible career with great songs like “BITS AND PIECES”, “DO YOU LOVE ME”, “GLAD ALL OVER” and many more….

DAVE CLARK, the leader of the band is 70 today…let’s feature him and the band….

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here’s DAVE CLARK today at 70……

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5.  and now some incredible “DAVE CLARK FIVE” music….

here’s my favorite “DO YOU LOVE ME?”

http://youtu.be/UIstQ-DgZ8Y

another oldie but goodie….”GLAD ALL OVER”….

http://youtu.be/D-hL7ryCy3Y

and “BITS AND PIECES.”

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6.  there’s not much i can say that hasn’t already been said about the horrible elementary school shooting this past friday in our country…….things have gotten so pathetic in this world…how can anyone pull a gun on a bunch of kids?  my heart breaks for those poor parents who had to sit in a staging area waiting for their children to be identified….how horrific is that?  so, now we can’t send our kids to movies?  we can’t even send them to school?  of course we can, and we will continue to do so…..

a couple of personal observations…..

***there has always been evil in this world…it just seems to be getting worse……..what scares me is all the press that these horrible events get…..i worry about “copycats” who want their name in the news….we can just pray that it doesn’t happen again…..

***everyone is worred about gun control….i think about it too…don’t know if it’s right or wrong…but we’re missing the main thing…MENTAL ILLNESS…there’s a lot of it out there, and from what i hear, one of the main problems is that institutions can’t keep people in against their will…i think laws need to change concerning that, IF THAT’S THE CASE…..we just can’t take chances like this anymore……

***i don’t know why these people think they have to take people with them…i don’t beleive in suicide, although, in some shape or form it affects about every one of us…..my comment is this…if this is your plan, take yourself out…..why innocent people with you?

***i cannot imagine how christmas is going to be for these poor parents….all we can do is pray for comfort and support from our GOD…prayer has gotten us thru many horrific events in our lives, and it will do so again…….

7.  speaking of christmas, i cannot believe it’s just over a week out….wow…where did time go?  i guess it’s time to get my shopping done, right?  ha ha…..i’m a last minute shopper, but that’s when i shine…..i don’t like fighting the crowds, and they’ve usually dwindled by the 23rd or so…..

8.  i drove to work today on roads that were glare ice…..we received some freezing rain overnight, and man oh man, did the roads take a beating…..my new car, a FORD FIESTA, really took to the roads….i was very very happy the way it handled on snow and ice…..yes, it’s a small car…but hey, it handles well in the elements, and gets 35-44 miles per gallon…I’LL TAKE IT….

9.  the movie “THE HOBBIT” is out….critics are having a field day with it….reviews have been horrible so far….everything from it being around three hours long, to the first hour being horribly slow and boring……i didn’t have plans on seeing it, but my son MITCHELL comes home from college on monday, and he’s wishing that i would go with him……hey, i could use a bucket or two of popcorn, so i may just do that…..i’ll do anything to be with my boys…..

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10.  the one thing we decided we are definetly doing on his break is FINALLY watching the recent movie “THE ARTIST.”  they were brave enough to make a silent movie in this day and age….and it won tons of awards….we’ve wanted to see it and have agreed that now is the time…i’ll have a review in the next couple of weeks…….

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11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Two blonde carpenters were working on a house. The one who was nailing down siding would reach into his nail pouch, pull out a nail and either toss it over his shoulder or nail it in.

The other, figuring this was worth looking into, asked, “Why are you throwing those nails away?”

The first explained, “If I pull a nail out of my pouch and it’s pointed toward me, I throw it away ’cause it’s defective. If it’s pointed toward the house, then I nail it in!”

The second blonde got completely upset and yelled, “You moron! The nails pointed toward you aren’t defective! They’re for the other side of the house!”

HAVE A SAFE AND AWESOME WEEKEND….

JAY DEAN