HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND EVERYBODY….

 

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the bunny is fine….the eggs are fine…but let’s not forget the REAL REASON FOR EASTER…

 

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i apologize for not getting more blogs done this week…it has been INSANELY busy…..”HOLY WEEK” is always super busy for pastors, and it’s even harder when you have a full time job in addition to preaching…..i had confirmation and youth group wednesday, maundy thursday services on thursday, a funeral friday afternoon and good friday services friday night, and three, count em’ THREE services on EASTER morning……but, the good LORD has blessed me with some powerful messages this week…and he’s giving me energy to make it thru……..i realize that the messages i deliver are just my voice….they truly come from above…….

 

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1.  HERE COME YOUR WEEKEND FUNNIES……

 

what the heck is MICKEY MOUSE DOING?

 

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yeah, this following one would DEFINETLY be me….

 

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ummm…i hope this next one never happens to me in old age….

 

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i need to try this next one…although, it’s amazing how much less i hear from them taking our home phone…..

 

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I MAKE A TOAST TO THE FOLLOWING….(just make sure it’s a glass of wine for me)

 

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and finally, one dedicated to the big stars of HOLLYWOOD who name their kids ridiculous names….

 

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2.  happy birthday wishes are going out to actor JOHN ASTIN…he turns 83 today…and still looking good….JOHN ASTIN starred as “GOMEZ ADDAMS” on “THE ADDAMS FAMILY.” 

 

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he also had a HILARIOUS role for a short time on “NIGHT COURT”….he played a mental case by the name of BUDDY, who turns out to be the father of the lead judge HARRY STONE…his signature line was “BUT I’M FEELING MUCH BETTER NOW.”  his role was wonderful…..

 

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here’s JOHN ASTIN today at 83……..as i mentioned, still looking great!!

 

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JOHN ASTIN has a few children, and a couple of actors in his family…..one of his sons is MACKENZIE ASTIN…

 

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and one of his other sons is actor SEAN ASTIN…

 

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3.  i know that funerals are generally meant to be sad…but many times they are celebrations….and sometimes things happen that will make you never forget that funeral…such was the case yesterday for a funeral i did at my church in HOUGHTON….the young man who was digging the grave told us that his trip to HOUGHTON from ABERDEEN was 130 miles….keep in mind, it’s normally about 45…we asked him what happened and he said, “i confused HOUGHTON with HOSMER.”  for those of you not from this area, HOSMER is quite a ways west of ABERDEEN, and HOUGHTON is northeast of ABERDEEN…he said he had the “needle buried” on his vehicle all the way to HOUGHTON…that’s pretty hilarious…..

 

4.  well, i’m kind of sad today….the cinderella NCAA men’s basketball team FLORIDA GULF COAST was defeated by instate rival FLORIDA last night…..i can’t stand when FLORIDA wins…you see, i’m a diehard TENNESSEE VOLS fan, so any team from FLORIDA that wins that are from the SEC i don’t root for…..anyway, it was a nice run for them…i just wish they could have gone further….i love cinderella teams that are going places they are not supposed to……….

 

5.  i saw some interesting baby pictures of HOLLYWOOD stars…i thought i would share some with you….

 

here’s actress KATHERINE HEIGL…

 

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here’s DENISE RICHARDS….

 

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i’m pretty sure that i could have figured out that the next one is actor JONAH HILL….

 

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here’s “MR. PLAYBOY” himself…HUGH HEFNER….

 

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and what would a baby salute be without cutie JUSTIN BIEBER….

 

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6.  i think one of the saddest things in the world is when parents outlive their children…..when a child dies, no matter what age they are, it kills the parents a little inside……our sympathy today is going out to legendary wrestler RIC FLAIR…his son, REID FLAIR, died suddenly at the age of 25 yesterday…no cause of death yet……..

 

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7.  also, the man who played “UNCLE VERNON” on the “HARRY POTTER” movies has died….actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS died this week in central ENGLAND from complications of heart surgery…he was only 65……….from what i was reading this morning, he was quite an accomplished actor in ENGLAND…..

 

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8.  i doubt that my beautiful bride and myself will be able to attend a movie this weekend because of our busy EASTER weekend, but i do know that our next movie we will see is “THE HOST.”

 

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the plot is about an unseen entity that takes over people’s bodies and removes their memories……..umm..isn’t that what massive quantities of beer does?  anyway, the movie looks pretty good and my girl wants to see it badly, so we will go……

 

9.  my wife and i am in mouring…out two favorite tv shows have thier season finales this weekend…i’m not into the “WALKING DEAD”, but my wife is insanely into it……she’s pretty sad that it’s ending for the season…..she even texts her family members during the show talking about what’s going on…..

 

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but JEANNIE AND I do agree that “JUSTIFIED” is probably our favorite show on tv…this coming tuesday night will mark the season finale…..it’s been a crazy good year on the show……and i cannot wait until the new season starts….by the way, i turned my friend SCOTT onto the show…he’s watching season one and says he’s “completely hooked.”

 

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10.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

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10. Neighbors describing him as “a quiet loner.”

9. Removed from a department store last December after screaming at Santa, “You’re going to die up there, fat man!”

8. Can’t stop washing his paws.

7. Colorful eggs now filled with Prozac.

6. Apartment walls covered with photos of Sharon Stone.

5. Met with Dr. Kevorkian about the possibility of a “suicide egg.”

4. Rotting corpse of Energizer bunny recently discovered in his crawl space.

3. Won’t come out of his compound in Waco, Texas.

2. He’s hippity-hopped up on crack.

1. Keeps rubbing himself for good luck.

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND…

JAY DEAN

 

 

hey, thank you for reading my blog…it makes it so much fun knowing that thousands of people read this every week…do me a favor…tell other people about it…..and remember, you can always contact me and talk with me at the following address:

jayhaaland64@yahoo.com

 

well, here we go….HOLY WEEK….this is a week that really drains pastors…..i will actually be up at my churches on wednesday, thursday, friday and sunday of this week….it is exhausting, but it’s also enriching and POWERFUL….and i actually look forward to the services….lots of emotions…i call this week an “emotional rollercoaster.”  hopefully it’s rewarding for you, too…

i saw this photo over the weekend and it amazed me…..really puts the story into today’s perspective….

 

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1.  HERE COME YOUR FUNNIES….

 

this should get the attention of the “shaving world.”

 

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this next one is an old joke…but still hilarious….

 

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okay…i have to admit….i LAUGHED OUT LOUD at the next one…..

 

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this next one makes you think….

 

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and finally…..

 

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2.  it was “date day” with my wife yesterday….we don’t get a lot of chances to do that anymore with our busy and hectic schedules…..we have wanted to see the STEVE CARRELL movie “THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE”, but we were leary after finding out that it bombed HORRIBLY at the box office…it only garnered around 9 or 10 million dollars on opening weekend….and that’s bad news……well, to make a long story even longer, WE LOVED IT….it was very funny…….STEVE CARRELL is hilarious…..JIM CARREY is very good in this role, and STEVE BUSCEMI is always good……and the very lovely and sexy OLIVIA WILDE is great as thier assistant……ALAN ARKIN plays the hilarious role of the mentor to the magicians….he’s funny, as usual in this movie…..

 

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do we recommend this?  ABSOLUTELY…it’s not going to win any major awards, but sometimes those movies are the best…..it’s a fun movie to just kick back, grab a bucket of popcorn and a soft drink, and enjoy……..in fact, we REALLY enjoyed it…..

 

3.  speaking of movies, we watched “THE TERMINATOR” the other night on one of the movie channels……remember that?  ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER and LINDA HAMILTON starred in it…..so, it got me thinking, wondering what LINDA HAMILTON is up to today…let’s find out….

LINDA HAMILTON has starred in many different roles, including the tv hit “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” with RON PERLMAN…

 

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however, she is mostly known for playing SARAH CONNOR in “TERMINATOR” one and two movies……

 

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LINDA HAMILTON also hard a short lived marriage to “TITANIC” director JAMES CAMERON….

 

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LINDA HAMILTON is now 56 years old…here’s what she looks like today….

 

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4.  actress BONNIE BEDELIA is having a birthday today…she turns 65, which is very hard for me to believe……you might remember her for starring as drag racer SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY in the 1983 movie “HEART LIKE A WHEEL.”  in fact, BONNIE was nominated for a GOLDEN GLOBE for this movie….

 

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most of us remember this beauty for playing BRUCE WILLIS’ wife on the “DIE HARD” movies…..here she is with one of the best villains i have ever seen….ALAN RICKMAN…….

 

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she currently stars with CRAIG T. NELSON in the hit tv show “PARENTHOOD.”

 

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here’s BONNIE BEDELIA today at 65….the second photo is with actress PATRICIA ARQUETTE…..

 

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5.  you probably don’t know the name DAVID RANTA….but he’s a hard luck story if i’ve ever heard one…..DAVID RANTA was released from prison last week after being found that he was held unfairly for TWENTY THREE YEARS for a murder he didn’t commit…..the reunion with family would make anyone tear up….well, as fate would have it, he was released….and the very next day has a very bad heart attack…..and it was a bad one…..he’s expected to make it, but what horrible luck……..

 

6.  want to see a hilarious commercial?  maybe you have seen it before…..it features two legends of basketball…coach BOBBY KNIGHT and coach DIGGER PHELPS….their coaching antics are legendary…and APPLEBEES put them in a commercial…FUNNY FUNNY STUFF….check it out….

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7.  all the HOLLYWOOD talk is on “THE TONIGHT SHOW” replacing JAY LENO with JIMMY FALLON….”THE TONIGHT SHOW” is one of the most coveted jobs in entertainment history….JACK PARR, JOHNNY CARSON…complete icons in the business…..all the rumors and talk are about JAY LENO getting released from his contract and JIMMY FALLON taking over…..here’s my take…JIMMY FALLON has made incredible strides with his late night show…his first year was very uncomfortable to watch…but he’s doing well…JAY LENO, on the other hand, to me, has become very “mechanical.”  he stares at the cue cards when he’s talking, and he seems almost bored with what he’s doing…..i’ve never been a huge JAY LENO fan….i wanted DAVID LETTERMAN to get that job years ago….although DAVID’S saracastic ways would have turned off some “TONIGHT SHOW” older viewers…….time will tell…maybe JIMMY FALLON will become the next “JOHNNY CARSON.”  wait a minute..i CANNOT believe i just said that…there will NEVER EVER EVER be another JOHNNY CARSON….

 

8. JOKE OF THE DAY:

 

wife texts her husband on a cold winter’s morning:
“windows frozen…won’t open.”

husband texts her back:
“gently pour some lukewarm water over it.”

wife texts back five minutes later:
“great..now our computer is REALLY screwed up.”

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY…

JAY DEAN

 

 

FIRST DAY OF SPRING?  SERIOUSLY?  BELOW ZERO MORNINGS….COLD DAYS…SPRING?  RIGHT……

 

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1.  SOME HOLY HUMOR…

 

being this sunday is PALM SUNDAY, here’s a good laugh for you…

 

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and some EASTER humor….

 

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hmmm..i never thought about the following one….

 

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and finally, some YOUTH GROUP humor….

 

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2.  legendary comedian/actor/funnyman CARL REINER celebrates birthday 91 today……and he doesn’t look it at all….you’ll remember CARL REINER from the tv shows “THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW”, “THE SHOW OF SHOWS”, and, at 91 is currently starring with BETTY WHITE on the hilarious tv show “HOT IN CLEVELAND.”  CARL REINER, in his lifetime, has won 12 EMMYS and one GRAMMY award….remember him?

 

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here is CARL REINER today on birthday number 91….including one with BETTY WHITE and the gang on “HOT IN CLEVELAND.”

 

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CARL REINER, is, of course, the father of “MEATHEAD.”  actor ROB REINER is his son…he played “MEATHEAD” on “ALL IN THE FAMILY”….at least that’s what ARCHIE BUNKER used to call him……

 

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3.  a guy who is coming to ABERDEEN is celebrating a birthday…..actor HAL LINDEN of the tv show “BARNEY MILLER” is 82 and still out there performing…..”AN EVENING WITH HAL LINDEN” is coming up september 5th in ABERDEEN, at the JOHNSON FINE ARTS CENTER….should be fun…..here’s a couple of older picture of HAL LINDEN…

 

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i hope i can look HALF as good as HAL LINDEN when i’m 82….heck, i hope to EVEN LIVE TO BE 82…..here he is today…looking great…

 

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4.  and finally, a man considered to be one of the best hockey players of all time is celebrating a birthday…it’s BOBBY ORR…he turns 65 today….BOBBY ORR played 10 seasons with the BOSTON BRUINS and two with the CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS….he is the youngest person ever to be inducted into the HOCKEY HALL OF FAME….he was only 31 when he entered it….wow…..here he is back in his playing days….

 

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and here is the great BOBBY ORR in recent years….

 

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5.  well, LINDSAY LOHAN is at it again….i’m not here to make fun of her…i pray that she gets the help she needs to get over the problems she has had….nothing good can come out of her current life if she doesn’t make changes…..well, LINDSAY LOHAN pleaded “NO CONTEST” to two new charges of reckless driving and giving false information to police……she was sentenced to 90 days in lockdown rehab….

okay…here’s my problem….i have this gut feeling that any of us “non famous” people would be spending a ton of time in jail by now……i think that celebrities sometimes get off easy, and this may be one of them……..i guess i feel that what’s fair for me, if fair for them…..being “a star” doesn’t mean you’re above the law…like i said, LINDSAY getting help should be the only focus right now, but you have to think that IF she keeps getting in trouble she could be spending a lot of time behind bars one day…..

LINDSAY LOHAN has now had a whopping SIX mugshots taken…here’s the latest and the five others….looks like she’s getting angry and bored with taking them…..good…maybe she’ll wise up…..

 

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there HAS to be a cheaper way to get publicity photos…..

 

6.  i don’t know what the weather is where you are, but it’s COLD COLD COLD up here….we had some blizzard conditions this past weekend around our region…i heard that the FARGO MOORHEAD area was among the worst….and of course, the SUMMIT, SOUTH DAKOTA area was bad too…..roads weren’t too great heading up to church council meeting last night….

what makes me mad is this….ONE YEAR AGO YESTERDAY THE HIGH WAS 85 IN ABERDEEN….EIGHTY FIVE….that’s nuts isn’t it?

 

7.  in other news, a NUDE BEACH in WISCONSIN has shut down during the week but is still open weekends….WHAT?  THERE’S A NUDE BEACH IN WISCONSIN?  you mean people want to see pale cheeseheads?  people want to see super white norwegians and germans?  trust me on this…NOBODY would want to see me at a nude beach…heck, MY WIFE doesn’t even want to see me in that capacity!!!!

 

8.  the beautiful ASHLEY JUDD wowed actor GERARD BUTLER at a movie premiere the other day….and it didn’t seem like GERARD wanted to hide his feelings either…ha ha…

 

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i have always thought that ASHLEY JUDD was so beautiful…and what a talented family, right?  her mom and sister are “THE JUDDS” and she’s an accomplished actress….hmmm…wonder if they have to worry about retirement money? 

 

9.  i just thought about this…how impressive for me…..I HAVE WON THE EXACT TOUR DEFRANCE TITLES AS LANCE ARMSTRONG….didn’t know i was such a good biker, did you?

 

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Nursery school teacher says to her class, “Who can use the word
‘Definitely’ in a sentence?”
First a little girl says “The sky is definitely blue” Teacher says,
“Sorry, Amy, but the sky can be gray, or orange…”
Second little boy…”Trees are definitely green” “Sorry, but in the
autumn, the trees are brown.”
Little Johnny from the back of the class stands up and asks:
“Does a fart have lumps?”
The teacher looks horrified and says…”Johnny! Of course not!!!”
“OK…then I DEFINITELY crapped  my pants…”

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIENDS…

JAY DEAN

 

 

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1.  HERE COME YOUR MONDAY FUNNIES….

this one kind of goes with the one from above……

 

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here is one for the LADIES….

 

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this next one is definetly true for me…

 

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i’m shocked that my kids didn’t think of the next one…

 

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and finally…

 

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2.  happy birthday wishes are going out to one of my top five country singers of all time…CHARLEY PRIDE….i had the opportunity to sit in his trailer and talk with him when he was at the BROWN COUNTY FAIR in ABERDEEN back in the 90’s….he was incredibly nice…he spilled his guts to me about his breakup with RCA RECORDS because of new acts like “ALABAMA”….CHARLEY PRIDE was the number two selling artist at RCA RECORDS at the time, only behind the legendary EDDY ARNOLD…..typical NASHVILLE stupid business decisions…..well, CHARLEY PRIDE didn’t let that get him down….he is still out touring, and was still making records on his own a few years back…GOOD FOR HIM….

here’s CHARLEY PRIDE quite a few years ago…

 

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CHARLEY PRIDE is one of those rare artists that you can go see in concert and could NEVER hear every hit that he has had….he’s had a bundle of them….classics like “KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING”, “IS ANYBODY GOING TO SAN ANTONE?”, “BURGERS AND FRIES”, and dozens and dozens of other hits….

 

these are my top three favorite CHARLEY PRIDE albums….

 

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the great CHARLEY PRIDE is 75 today….here is what he looks like today….

 

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oh, and one more thing…did you know that CHARLEY PRIDE tried out for a major league baseball career?  yes he did…from what i have heard and read, he was one AMAZING baseball player….well, baseball has always been close to CHARLEY’S heart…and in 2010 he became part owner of the TEXAS RANGERS….baseball has always been in his blood….

 

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3.  HOW ABOUT SOME CHARLEY PRIDE MUSIC?

 

here’s the classic “KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING.”

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“IS ANYBODY GOIN’ TO SAN ANTONE?”

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and finally, here’s “THE SNAKES CRAWL AT NIGHT.”

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4.  singer/songwriter/choreographer IRENE CARA has a birthday today…she’s 54 today……i’m sure you remember IRENE CARA from great hits like the following….

 

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here’s what IRENE CARA looked like back in the day…

 

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and here’s what she looks like today at 49…..

 

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5.  it wouldn’t be fair unless we played some IRENE CARA music, too…

 

here’s “FLASHDANCE (WHAT A FEELING)”…

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and how about “FAME.”

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6.  what about the beautiful young lady who starred in “FLASHDANCE?”  here name is JENNIFER BEALS…..and she’s the same age as me…she’s 49…i turn 49 on may 5th…….she was and is such a gorgeous woman….

 

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here’s JENNIFER BEALS today at 49…still a knockout….

 

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7.  I’M KICKING MYSELF TODAY….SERIOUSLY….i have always wanted to see BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND in concert….well, i missed my chance this weekend and i’m sick about it…..i’ve talked to numerous people who went to FARGO to see BOB SEGER and KID ROCK and they are all raving about the show….even though BOB SEGER is 67, they said he sounded like he did in the 70’s……DOGGONE IT……well, hopefully he will make another appearance up here soon…..here are some photos from the FARGO show…..

 

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8.  a movie that we wanted to see HAS BOMBED….the new STEVE CARRELL/JIM CARREY movie “THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE” only made 10 million dollars in the opening weekend…that is horrible for a movie with that kind of star power….some HOLLYWOOD “insiders” say that this could have been the final chance for JIM CARREY to “star” in a movie…i doubt that is the case…he’s an incredible talent….oh well, i’m sure JEANNIE AND I will still go see it….

 

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9.  for those of you out of the area, there was a horrible accident in SIOUX FALLS this past week….an accident that stuns and saddens every parent that hears about it….a six year old boy was apparently drowning in the “FALLS” area in SIOUX FALLS….his 16 year old sister and a complete stranger dove in after him…the six year old boy was saved….his sister and the other guy drowned….their bodies weren’t found until a day or two later…just breaks your heart…..these poor families……one family is celebrating their son being saved, while mourning their daughter dying….another family is mourning their family member who was a hero…….IN FACT, THEY ARE BOTH HEROES…..

 

10.  one of my besties MICHELLE posted this on facebook and brought back tons of memories….

 

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we used to have a RED OWL in BRITTON…..it brings back memories of my childhood…and especially now with my dad dying six months ago…he was a stock boy at RED OWL in BRITTON when he got out of high school…..precious memories……

 

11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

 

A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement. He is so proud of
himself, that he starts calling his wife,”Mother of Six ” in spite of her
objections.

One night, they go to a party. The man decides that it’s
time to go home and wants to find out if his wife is ready to leave as well. He
shouts across the room at the top of his voice, “Shall we go home Mother of
six?'”

His wife, irritated by her husband’s lack of discretion shouts
right back, “Anytime you’re ready, Father of Four.”

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY….

JAY DEAN

 

country music legend JACK GREENE has died at the age of 83…..he had been suffering from alzheimers in recent months.  JACK GREENE, also known as “the jolly green giant”, became a member of the GRAND OLE OPRY back in 1967 while his songs were climbing the country charts…..JACK GREENE got his start as the drummer for the great ERNEST TUBB…..yep, he was one of the “TEXAS TROUBADOURS.”

you probably know his massive number one hits….

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JACK GREENE had a monster year in 1967, as his album and song of the same name “THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING”, swept the very first COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION, or “CMA AWARDS” back in 1967…..JACK GREENE was male vocalist of the year, and “THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING” won song and album of the year…..that particular song has been covered by more than 100 artists including ELVIS PRESLEY…..here’s JACK GREENE in his big years…

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and here’s JACK GREENE a couple of years ago….

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i had the dinstinct pleasure of talking with JACK GREENE a few times….one year he played out at CRAVEN CORNER near IPSWICH…..JACK was a very very kind man…..great big heart on him…..always took care of the fans…..i saw his show one time in NASHVILLE, and went to talk to him after the show…i told him that, obviously, i was in love with “THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING” and “STATUE OF A FOOL”, but i told him i was a huge fan of a hit called “NO ONE’S GONNA HURT YOU ANYMORE.”  he said to me, “oh my goodness…i haven’t thought about or played that song in over 20 years….man, you must have a great country music history mind.”  GOD BLESS HIM…actually, he is right…my favorite music in the world is country music from the 50’s thru 80’s………

NOW LET’S FOCUS ON THE MUSIC…..please watch these and enjoy these…..

here’s the blockbuster hit “THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING.”

http://youtu.be/pq4m2jsk9Nw

here’s the classic “STATUE OF A FOOL.”  (this is cool…he’s singing in front of other country stars….)

http://youtu.be/fH7DLuzuPeo

and see if you remember “ALL THE TIME.”

http://youtu.be/4YBZugmJqek

JACK GREENE is gone…but i’m sure his music will live on for decades to come…..terrific songs like these don’t just go away…….

okay…let me start by saying that i could be one of the biggest fans of the original “WIZARD OF OZ” movie….i know that i have seen it over 50 times…..i’m sure of that….i used to have an entire room of “OZ” memorabilia…..i truly think that no movie EVER MADE is greater than the original…..

 

with that said, the new movie “OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL” is INCREDIBLE……AWESOME….and definetly worth seeing……and no, it’s not going to ruin your love for the original….actually, for me, it helps the original, because this movie SETS UP WHAT HAPPENS IN THE ORIGINAL MOVIE….

 

i’m not a big JAMES FRANCO fan….i have never thought of him as a “great actor.”  he does a pretty good job playing the wizard in this movie……he’s unsure of himself, thinks he is a fraud….MILA KUNIS is fantastic in her role as a witch, as are RACHEL WEISZ and MICHELLE WILLIAMS…..

 

in this wonderful movie you find out a few things….

***how the wizard actually became the “WIZARD OF OZ.”

***how the nice witch became the evil witch……

***how the witches are intertwined…..

 

i will say one thing, however…THIS MOVIE IS PROBABLY NOT FOR LITTLE KIDS….the director of the movie, SAM RAIMI is known for his spectacular horror movies….and he injects a few scenes that startle you…..the flying monkeys in the original movie are actually baboons in this movie…….and they’re quite scary…….

 

overall, i give this movie around a 9 out of 10….it’s not perfect…no movie is…..but for a great fan of the classic like me to like it this much says something……..and as i mentioned, it sets it up for the original, so you can see where the characters came from……RAIMI did a great job in that capacity…….

here are some photos from the new movie “OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.”   highly recommended….

oh, and one more thing….YOU MUST SEE THIS IN 3-D…..i cannot even imagine watching it in 2-D…..i have seen many 3-D movies, and the effects in this one are greater than any other 3-D movie i have seen…..

 

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HEY HOWDY PARTNER!!!!  (umm..i’m not a cowboy….ha ha)  HAPPY THURSDAY TO YOU MY FRIENDS…..

first of all, i remind you that you are free to contact me anytime you want to…i love chit chatting with my wonderful blog friends…my e-mail is:  jayhaaland64@yahoo.com

my wife is a ZOMBIE FREAK…i told you that the other day…..remember when i posted a picture of my son as a zombie?  well, my good friend KEVIN, who is so talented with altering photos, sent me a picture of what I would look like as a zombie….(i hope this is years away though…ha ha)

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hmmm..some would say i’ve never looked better…NICE WORK KEVIN..KEVIN EM’ COMIN’…..

the blog is sponsored by PIERSON FORD in ABERDEEN….hey, if you’re in town for the STATE ‘B’ tournament, stop by PIERSON FORD…i’ve already noticed a lot of out of county vehicles driving thru….we carry the best line of new vehicles…FORD….F-150’S, EDGE’S, ESCAPES,…you name it…plus we have a pre-owned lot full of EVERY MAKE AND MODEL YOU CAN THINK OF……stop by and see us in the auto plaza on north highway 281…..call us at 1-800-627-1237…or check out all of our vehicles at:   http://piersonford.com/

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1.  HERE COME YOUR FUNNIES…..

one of my facebook friends, the lovely MARCELLA, sent me this one…i literally laughed out loud…….

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okay…tonight my son MITCHELL and i, and possibly TYLER, are FINALLY going to see the new “WIZARD OF OZ” movie…in tribute to that, i present…..some “WIZARD OF OZ” funnies…..

here’s one for you crazy shopping ladies…i bet you never thought about this!!!!

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i have never felt sorry for the witch…until now…..

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i think i will post the next thing in my yard…to keep the kids off my grass…..(uh-oh..i sound like an old person…)….

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and finally, if I was doing a “WIZARD OF OZ” remake, i would use the following theme….

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2.  did you happen to catch last saturday night’s version of “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE?”  it was EPIC….lots of oldies brought back…….the opening skit starring JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE was awesome….and wait until you see all of the stars that dropped by…IT WAS AMAZING…please take a few minutes and watch this…you won’t be disappointed…….

http://youtu.be/AkvR7N086oo

and if that’s not enough, two of my FAVORITE CHARACTERS from the first few years of “SNL” made a suprise visit….YOU WILL LOVE THIS…..

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3.  being in radio for 24 years means that i have listened and watched others who are in that field…today we are going to salute two very famous guys….

first of all, RICK DEES is celebrating birthday number 63 today…..RICK is a legendary announcer out in LOS ANGELES, and has hosted the “RICK DEES WEEKLY TOP 40” for many years…..but he’s also known for a huge hit in 1976…..do you know what it is?

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yep, RICK DEES brought us the rollerskating legendary song, “DISCO DUCK.” love the name of his “band.”

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here’s RICK DEES today at 63……

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4.  alright…get ready to sing along and get up and dance…here’s “DISCO DUCK.”

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5.  i cannot do a radio legends tribute without mentioning “THE KING” of radio guys…WOLFMAN JACK….virtually everybody my age or older has seen or heard “THE WOLFMAN”…from his deep voice to his howl, we loved this guy…check out an early picture of him….

 

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you probably remember him from the movie “AMERICAN GRAFFITI”, where, suprisingly, he plays a disc jockey……

 

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and, WOLFMAN JACK hosted one of my favorite late night music shows…..

 

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WOLFMAN JACK died very suddenly of a massive heart attack back in 1995…..he was only 57 years old…..here’s a picture of his grave in NORTH CAROLINA, and a couple of later year pictures…

 

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6.  music lovers, like myself, probably know that WOLFMAN JACK was featured in a couple of 70’s pop music hits….let’s hear them….

 

the first song, is, no doubt, in my top 25 songs of all time…it’s almost 40 years old and i still sing along whenever i hear it….remember this gem from 1976?

 

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here’s the incredible song….

 

http://youtu.be/mvq5FnJRzFw

 

also, the band “THE GUESS WHO” had a hit about this legendary announcer…..

 

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see if you remember this song….

 

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7.  CHARLIE SHEEN is being classy again…apparently his daughter is being bullied in school, which i am completely against, being i was bullied too….bullying is absolutely wrong…it is horrendous….and it can do lifetime damage to a person…i should know…..HOWEVER, bullying someone who is bullying is wrong……here’s what CHARLIE SHEEN said should happen to that school.

“IF YOU HAVE A ROTTEN EGG, SOME TOILET PAPER, OR SOME DOG S*$T, I URGE YOU TO DELIVER IT WITH ‘EXTREME PREJUDICE” TO THE CAMPUS RUN BY TROLLS AND CHARLATANS…MAKE ME PROUD.” 

SHEEN even went as far as to urge people to “smear the dog sh@!” all over the front door of school…..classy again, right?

here’s the deal…..i understand that he must be upset…i would be beyond mad if this was me…but there are different ways of handling this situation…smearing dog poop is not one of them….bullying the school is not one of them….

if there is a bright spot in this…CHARLIE SHEEN got to use the word “TROLLS” again…haven’t heard that out of him in quite some time…..

 

8.  NFL rumors are swirling that NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT’S quarterback TOM BRADY is “fuming”, and is “incredible angry”  at the PATRIOT’S coaches and owner of their star receiver WES WELKER going to the DENVER BRONCOS….TOM BRADY went as far as to re-do his contract to make room to keep WES WELKER…..TOM AND WES are best of friends, from what i hear….they did a lot of things together on the field and off the field…this has to be devastating to TOM BRADY…..on the bright side for them, and a huge disappointment to me, they grabbed the one guy i wanted my WASHINGTON REDSKINS to pick up….DANNY AMENDOLA….crap…….

bad news for MINNESOTA VIKING’S fans…..REGGIE BUSH is the new running back for the DETROIT LIONS….that could seriously hurt the other division teams…i think he still has a couple of good years in him……

other VIKING’S news…..apparently CHICAGO BEAR’S star BRIAN URLACHER and GREEN BAY star GREG JENNINGS have both met with the MINNESOTA VIKINGS…that would be two incredible deals, if they get them done…….although, they still need a quarterback to get the ball to JENNINGS…i’m not sure CHRISTIAN PONDER is that guy….

MY GUESS?  the MINNESOTA VIKINGS will pick up MATT CASSEL, who was just released from the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS…….

 

9.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

 

A blonde has sharp pains in her side. The doctor examines her and says, “You have acute appendicitis.”

The blonde says, “That’s sweet, doc, but I came here to get medical help.”

 

OR HOW ABOUT THIS ONE….

 

A cop pulls over a guy.
“Your eyes are awfully red. Have you been drinking?”
“Gee, officer,” the man says. “Your eyes are awfully glazed — have you been eating doughnuts?”

 

I ACTUALLY SAID THAT TO A COP FRIEND OF MINE ONE DAY…thank goodness he has a sense of humor….

HAVE A GREAT DAY….

JAY DEAN