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this next one is dedicated to my specials friends…whose  names i cannot remember….




this next one is funny, but SAD AND TRUE….ha ha…




and, sometimes this next one is sad, but true as well…




2.  today we’re saluting three music legends who are celebrating birthdays today and tomorrow….first of all, an all time country music legend…


WILLIE NELSON TURNS 80 ON TUESDAY…….how about that?  i’m sure he’s ready to party…ha ha…

WILLIE NELSON got his start decades ago, mostly as a songwriter at first…..he wrote the classic “FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY” which has been recorded by dozens and dozens of stars….he also wrote “HELLO WALLS” for FARON YOUNG, “PRETTY PAPER”, which he and many others recorded, and, WILLIE NELSON wrote the all time country standard “CRAZY” for PATSY CLINE….you’ll be able to hear that song in just a bit…..


many people have never seen WILLIE NELSON without a beard…but, you my friends get to….




here’s WILLIE NELSON in the 70’s and 80’s, featuring a classic album, and a great movie he was in that had a SUPERB soundtrack…..






what happens when you put four music icons in one group?  you get “THE HIGHWAYMEN.”




and here’s the great WILLIE NELSON just a month of two ago…including one with SHERYL CROW….






WILLIE sure doesn’t look or act 80…probably his famous “WACKEE TOBACEE” that we always hear about…..


3.  what’s a birthday salute without some great WILLIE NELSON music…


here’s an all time legend PATSY CLINE performing WILLIE NELSON’S classic song, “CRAZY.”



when i was a senior in 1982, there was no bigger song than WILLIE NELSON’S “ALWAYS ON MY MIND.”



and how about one from the “HIGHWAYMEN”…their big tune was called, appropriately, “THE HIGHWAYMAN.”



4.  also tomorrow, 50’s and 60’s great BOBBY VEE turns 70…..i’m sure you know by now, but BOBBY is suffering from alzheimers right now….we sure wish him the best….

BOBBY VEE has one of those “incredible” success stories…..he’s a FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA native, and on “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED,”  he filled in for BUDDY HOLLY, THE BIG BOPPER, AND RICHIE VALENS after they were killed in a plane crash heading to MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA…..his band “THE SHADOWS” backed him up, and the rest, as they say, is musical history…that one night propelled him to decades of musical success…..

***and by the way, my mama had a horrible crush on BOBBY VEE when he was younger….and i understand why…what a nice looking young man….




Bobby Vee


my mom had a lot of his albums, and i grew up listening to them…here’s one of my favorites…..




we wish BOBBY VEE the absolute best, and we thank him for the wonderful music he provided for us for decades…..here’s BOBBY VEE in recent years….






READY TO ROCK AND ROLL?  here are a couple of BOBBY VEE hits….first of all, “THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES.”



here’s “RUBBER BALL.”



my all time favorite BOBBY VEE song is “COME BACK WHEN YOU GROW UP.”  it’s also the favorite of both of my brothers as well…..



5.  and finally, a birthday TODAY….60’s rocker TOMMY JAMES turns 66 today…..he was the frontman of “TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS.”  they had huge hits like “CRIMSON AND CLOVER,” “HANKY PANKY”, “I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW”, and many other hits….remember him?






here’s TOMMY JAMES today at 66…..






6.  hopefully you’re not getting tired of music…ha ha….here’s TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS with “CRIMSON AND CLOVER.”







***TIM TEBOW has been released by the NEW YORK JETS…here’s my take…this guy takes a lot of undue criticism from people…..I ADMIRE HIM BECAUSE OF HIS FAITH AND WHO HE IS….i wish other people had the courage to come out and talk about their faith…….TIM does that…and gets ridiculed and picked on for it……i sincerely hope he gets another shot in the NFL, or turns his life into ministry or some outreach program that helps people….he is truly a disciple…..


***a couple of teams who had superstars on their teams have now signed the former player’s boys……the SAN FRANCISCO 49’ERS had a heyday back when JOE MONTANA quarterbacked the team….now his son, NATE MONTANA has been invited to 49’ERS camp to tryout…and yes, he is a quarterback, just like his papa…..

***also, MINNESOTA VIKING’S great CRIS CARTER has his namesake trying out for his beloved VIKINGS….DURON CARTER has been invited to minicamp with the purple and gold….and yes, he is a wide receiver just like dear ole dad…..

sounds like the apples didn’t fall far from the trees……


8.  one more sporting story…..HOW ABOUT MY MINNESOTA WILD?  they made the playoffs for the first time in five years, by literally limping into them…they could have secured the season saturday night, instead they were dominated 6-1 by a team that is pretty sad this year….AND IT WAS AT HOME IN ST. PAUL!!!  but, last night, the WILD went to DENVER and took care of the AVALANCE to make the playoffs….




the MINNESOTA WILD start their playoffs tuesday night with a series against the very powerful CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS…absolutely nobody in the mainstream media is giving them a chance….remember you heard it hear first….the WILD will challenge them….the WILD have a chance to win this series…..it’s NUMBER ONE SEED CHICAGO AGAINST NUMBER EIGHT SEED MINNESOTA…..my favorite hockey team played CHICAGO tight all season long, even winning one in a shootout…..i think they can do it…..


9.  my mama always taught me that it’s better to not say anything at all instead of talking bad about someone or something…….well, i would like to live by the formula, but i critique movies for a living on this blog….so, with that said…..

the movie “THE BIG WEDDING” was horribly disappointing….with an all star cast of ROBERT DENIRO, SUSAN SARANDON, DIANE KEATON, TOPHER GRACE and others, it should have been a dominant hit…..but the credits started at the end and my wife said “well, that wasn’t very good.”  very predictable….jokes were sometimes not very funny…….just didn’t click…..huh…i guess the movie naysayers were right this time…..but, keep in mind, to each his own…if you want to see it go…..we just didn’t care for it….




10.  man am i in pain….i had an infection in my big toe and this morning the doctor sedated my toe and removed the big toenail…..here’s the deal, i hate feet anyway…and to have someone working on it was not fun…..i didn’t feel the removal because of pain meds, but now….THROBBING PAIN…would like to be home with my foot up, but that’s not possible…..




A woman and a man get into a car accident, and it’s a bad one.

Both cars
are totally demolished, but amazingly neither of them are hurt.

they crawl out of their cars, the woman says, “So you’re a man. That’s
interesting. I’m a woman… Wow!

Just look at our cars. There’s nothing
left, but fortunately we are unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should
meet and be friends and live together in peace the rest of our days.”

The man replied,” I agree with you completely; this must be a sign from

The woman continued, “And look at this – here’s another miracle.
My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn’t break. Surely God
wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune.”

Then she
hands the bottle to the man. The man shakes his head, opens it and says “You
take the first drink”, then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the
bottle, immediately chugs half of it, puts the cap back on, and hands it back to
the man.

The woman asks, “Aren’t you having any?”

The man
replies, “No. I think I will just wait for the police…”




I’M SAD…VERY SAD TODAY….one of my favorite singers has left this world….GEORGE JONES died at the age of 81…….”THE POSSUM”, as he was called, has had health problems for recent years, but it didn’t stop him from going on the road…he was set to play his final concert this fall in NASHVILLE, with dozens of country stars planning on being there to honor him…..i hope the show still goes on…..


GEORGE JONES sings my favorite song of all time in country music…..”WALK THRU THIS WORLD WITH ME.”



here are some early photos of the legendary GEORGE JONES…












i had the opportunity to meet GEORGE JONES  a couple of times….this one was taken in BISMARCK, N.D. back when he was touring with MERLE HAGGARD and CONWAY TWITTY…man, what a show!!!




here’s GEORGE JONES in the recent year…..trust me on this…THERE WILL NEVER EVER EVER BE ANOTHER GEORGE JONES…..all i can say is REST IN PEACE GEORGE…YOU’VE EARNED IT….








here are a couple of other great tunes by GEORGE JONES…

i used to LOVE this one…”YOU GOTTA BE MY BABY.”  this is a classic video with the great TEX RITTER introducing him….



and finally, the classic, standard, all time country hit “HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY.”



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i know a lot of wives that feel this next way…..




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and finally….




3.  CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?  legendary funny woman CAROL BURNETT turns 80 today…EIGHTY YEARS OLD….i just can’t get that thru my head….it doesn’t seem right that she could be that age…but, she looks fantastic for 80………CAROL BURNETT has been a legendary comedian for decades….and, of course, starred in “THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW”, which was a staple of our tv watching when i was a kid….






here’s a photo of the cast members of this incredible show….






and here’s the great CAROL BURNETT just a month ago….HAPPY 80TH CAROL…WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!






4.  do you have ten minutes to spare?  check out these hilarious CAROL BURNETT SHOW bloopers….



5.  well, besides working and doing church services, we don’t have a lot planned for the weekend…except one thing….we are definetly going to the movie “THE BIG WEDDING.”  wow…what an all star cast…and it looks hilarious….




how can you go wrong with ROBERT DENIRO, DIANE KEATON, ROBIN WILLIAMS and the other talented group…..a couple of critics have bashed the movie which means one thing…I WILL LOVE IT…my wife and i usually are the direct opposite of what critics think……i will let you know on monday….


6.  remember how i’ve talked about my beautiful niece BRICELYN?  and how she clings to me in church?  take a look at these pictures my sister posted…..the first one is BRICELYN helping me do my children’s sermon….






she is just so doggone adorable and loveable…….


7.  the NFL DRAFT was last night…well, at least round one…..i think the MINNESOTA VIKING’S came out the big winners last night……my REDSKINS don’t have a pick until tonight……


8.  my MINNESOTA WILD must win tonight in their home game against the EDMONTON OILERS….from what i can see, if the WILD win, they are in the playoffs……i hope they don’t take this thing down to the last game of the season…GO WILD!!!




A blonde pushes her BMW into a gas station. She tells the mechanic it died. After he works on it for a few minutes, it is idling smoothly. she says “so what’s the story with my car.”  the mechanic says, “just crap in the carbureter.”  the blonde says, “okay, and how often do i have to do that?”



a blonde was hanging out with friends playing trivial pursuit, when she landed on “science and nature.”  her question was, “if you were in a vacuum and somebody talks to you, will you hear them?” she thinks for awhile and says, “it depends on whether it’s on or off.”








just in case i don’t get a chance to do a blog thursday morning, i want to take this time to wish my beautiful wife a happy 26th anniversary…….26 years ago thursday we were married in ROSLYN, SOUTH DAKOTA……




i honestly never thought that someone like me could end up with a woman like JEANNIE…and like every relationship, we’ve had our ups and downs, but thank GOD the ups outweight the downs….that’s all we can ask for, right?  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SWEETHEART…..here we are recently….




i also want to once in awhile bring you a memory of me visiting with a country music star….when i was in country radio in the 80’s and 90’s, i spent a lot of time in NASHVILLE, and going to concerts.  and being a music director gave me the chance to go backstage and meet the artist…..today, it’s the legendary GEORGE STRAIT….




this was the first of three times that i met GEORGE STRAIT…this was taken on his bus in FARGO, N.D. at the RED RIVER VALLEY FAIR….here’s my take on KING GEORGE….he is truly one of the nicest people i have EVER MET in my lifetime…..seriously…..very kind…very sincere…..and even being the legend that he was at that time and still is, he seemed bowled over when i talked about how his music was playing at our small market station in LISBON, N.D…….i will never forget meeting him…he made me feel so welcome in his bus, and acted like he truly enjoyed spending time with me….those times are few and far between…….great memory…..



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wow…even the BIG GUY is having trouble on facebook…ha ha…




well, i guess sharks have to eat too, right?




i don’t remember having this, but apparently the following keyboard is the one i used in college…..




can you tell me how to get to SESAME STREET?




so, THAT’S what happens when you eat those things off the fridge…..






2.  happy birthday wishes are going out to actress SHIRLEY MACLAINE….she turns 79 today…yep, one year away from 80…..WOW….SHIRLEY has been around for decades and has appeared in more movies and tv shows than i can remember…..




Shirley MacLaine


my favorite SHIRLEY MACLAINE movie was “TERMS OF ENDEARMENT” with DEBRA WINGER….(yes, i’m a sappy individual…)




here’s SHIRLEY MACLAINE today at 79…including one with her brother WARREN BEATTY….








3.  it seems like every day i get one of those “i cannot believe they’re that old” type of birthdays…i have another one today…RICHARD STERBAN, the deep voiced guy from THE OAK RIDGE BOYS turns 70 today…SEVENTY…how can that be?  you probably know this, or maybe you don’t, but the OAK RIDGE BOYS have been around for decades…..since the 1940’s to be exact…back then they were the gospel group “THE OAK RIDGE QUARTET.”  obviously, no current members were in that group, but RICHARD STERBAN was in the band in it’s early years….here’s an early photo with RICHARD STERBAN on the far right…..




here’s the way i will always remember him…..






here’s RICHARD STERBAN today at 70….including one with the band today….








here’s the song that RICHARD STERBAN shines on….”ELVIRA.”



4.  actor MICHAEL O’KEEFE turns 58 today…he has also been around since the 70’s……he’s the guy who played DANNY NOONAN, the caddy on “CADDYSHACK.” 




MICHAEL O’KEEFE has been in dozens of tv shows like “ROSEANNE”, “SAVING GRACE”, “WEST WING”, and others…he also received a best supporting actor nomination for the movie “THE GREAT SANTINI,” and he was in the fantastic movie “GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI.”  here is MICHAEL O’KEEFE today on birthday number 58……




5.  i am so sad and disappointed that i cannot go see one of my favorite bands friday night in FARGO…the band “CHICAGO” is performing at the FARGODOME….the good news is, my son MITCHELL gets to go…i’m thrilled for him…and, of course, i have seen them three times, but THEY ARE SO DOGGONE GOOD….and, i think i’ve liked every one of their songs since 1970……here’s a picture from a couple of years ago of this legendary group……




i MUST play a couple of “CHICAGO” songs for you…..here’s their early 70’s hit “MAKE ME SMILE.”



and here’s “HARD TO SAY I’M SORRY.”



6.  WHAT A GREAT MINNESOTA WILD HOCKEY GAME LAST NIGHT….the WILD beat the defending STANLEY CUP champions, the LOS ANGELES KINGS….the game was played before a crazy crowd in ST. PAUL…it was pretty much a “must win” for our WILD, and they rose to the occasion….




the WILD are currently in seventh place out of eight teams that make the playoffs…if they win friday night they are, apparently, virtually a lock to be in the playoffs…and, if the MINNESOTA WILD play like they did last night when the playoffs start, they will be DANGEROUS……


7.  the NFL DRAFT is thursday night…i’m not excited about it this year whatsoever….plus, it’s our anniversary, so we’ll be out having supper…but there’s really no “big catch” that makes me want to sit for three hours and watch it….i’ll just get updates from ESPN….


8.  well, i’m sure you have heard by now about that tv anchor in BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA who was fired monday for uttering the “F” word live on the news?  well, here’s my take on it…..first of all, he had to be fired for this mistake….i feel for the guy, but you really have to use discretion when you’re on a tv set or in a radio studio……secondly, what happens to him has happened many times before and will happen many times again….i have been in a radio studio when a friend uttered the word, and the MICROPHONE WASN’T ON….apparently our sound board had issues and had fried out a pot that left the microphone on permanently….luckily for us, it was like 5:15am….not that many listening at that time..ha ha…except for one old lady who called up to give her opinion….


9.  this doggone weather…..beautiful day yesterday in the upper 40’s…now we’re looking at a snow/rain mix today and cooler temperatures with lots of wind….but, it looks like the extended forecast will make us happy…mostly sunshine and highs in the 60’s for the next week, with 72 forecast for a high this sunday……BRING IT ON, BABY……it’s nice to see the snow melt and see water running down the roads….




One day a man was walking along the beach when he tripped over a lamp. He turned around and kicked the lamp out of anger. A few seconds later, a genie popped out of the lamp, but the genie was angry that the man had kicked his lamp.

Reluctantly, the genie said, “Even though you kicked me, I still have to give you three wishes. However because of what you did, I will also give twice what you wish for to the person you hate the most: your boss.”

So the man agreed and made his first wish. “I want lots of money”, he said. Instantly 22 million dollars appear in the man’s bank account and 44 million appeared in his boss’ account.

For his second wish, the man wished for a couple of sports cars. Instantly a Lambergini, Ferrari and a Porsche appeared, but at the same time outside his boss’ house appeared two of each car.

Finally the genie said, “This is your last wish, you should choose carefully”, and so the man replied… “BEAT ME HALF TO DEATH.” 


boy..if only, huh?  ha ha…



(remember, you can always e-mail me at:  jayhaaland64@yahoo.com




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wow, is this next one true or what?


these are true ANGRY BIRDS….




you mean you can order these at MCDONALDS AND BURGER KING?


and now, the continuing saga of “DOGGIE DIARIES.”


and finally, TAKE THE HINT, BUDDY….


2.  a fantastic HOLLYWOOD actress turns 87 today and still looks GREAT…it’s CHARLOTTE RAE from “DIFFERENT STROKES” and “THE FACTS OF LIFE.”  remember her?  she was MRS. GARRETT…




here is the lovely CHARLOTTE RAE today at 87….the first two pictures were actually taken this year…..and the final one is a reunion with some of the cast of “THE FACTS OF LIFE.”


here she is with actor PAUL DOOLEY….



3.  one of my favorite singers has a birthday today…the great GLEN CAMPBELL turns 77 today….i seriously find that hard to believe that he’s approaching 80……i’m going to be a very sad person when his final day comes….as you know, he’s retired from the business now and is dealing with alzheimers……sad…truly sad…….here’s GLEN CAMPELL back in his legendary hits days….




here’s the great GLEN CAMPBELL recently…….including one with his beautiful wife KIM……happy birthday my friend…we wish you the best……

***by the way, i had an opportunity to meet GLEN CAMPBELL when he was at the BROWN COUNTY FAIR a few years ago in ABERDEEN…what struck me about him was his true kindness……after decades in the business he could have had the mindset that “i don’t have to meet with anyone today.”  but he didn’t….he stood around and talked…asked about my life and radio station, seemed very sincere….love the guy…..



4.  if you are a fan of GLEN CAMPBELL like i am, i highly encourage you to look for the cd box set called “THE LEGACY.”


it contains all of his hits, including my favorite GLEN CAMPBELL song, “COUNTRY BOY (YOU’VE GOT YOUR FEET IN L.A.)”….


and who doesn’t love “RHINESTONE COWBOY.”  i believe that this is from his concert filmed in SIOUX FALLS….


and, here’s “GENTLE ON MY MIND.”


5.  and, rocker PETER FRAMPTON has a birthday today…..here’s another shocker…this great rock star turns 63 today…….PETER FRAMPTON had most of his big success in the mid to late 70’s……he actually is known for his beautiful hair, (ha ha), and one of the biggest selling albums in music history….the first album that my brother TROY AND I bought together…..




and here’s PETER FRAMPTON today at 63…..saw him in concert a few years back….great show….amazing guitar player……



6.  we ABSOLUTELY have to do some PETER FRAMPTON music…..here’s “I’M IN YOU.”


here’s the great song “BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY.”




7.  wow…it looks like actress REESE WITHERSPOON is in a little hot water….apparently her husband has been booked for suspicion of D.U.I. over the weekend, and apparently REESE wouldn’t stay in the car and be quiet…she supposedly uttered the words, “YOU’RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT WHO I AM”, or something to that feel…….

keep in mind this….THIS IS NOT NORMAL REESE WITHERSPOON BEHAVIOR…she is a very kind, gentle, loving person….in fact, she says she’s embarrassed and humiliated by the situation…….here are their mugshots….


8.  my beautiful wife and i went to see the new movie “42” over the weekend…it, of course, is the story of JACKIE ROBINSON and his breaking of the color code in major league baseball….my opinion? same as my wife….INCREDIBLE MOVIE….highly recommended to see…even if you aren’t a sports fan you will love this movie……it stars CHADWICK BOSEMAN as JACKIE ROBINSON…i’ve never heard of him, but he did a stellar job……but, i think the guy who stole the show was HARRISON FORD playing the president  of the BROOKLYN DODGERS….his name was BRANCH RICKEY….  don’t hear of too many peopled named “BRANCH.”  i think that HARRISON FORD is worthy of OSCAR competition in this role, but i doubt he’ll get it…….

go see “42.”  you will not regret it…..




9.  wow…my MINNESOTA WILD are struggling…and the playoffs are just a few days away……..they still haven’t clinched a spot, but many in the sporting world believe they will….yesterday they had a heartbreaking loss to the CALGARY FLAMES at home in ST. PAUL…a place where they don’t lose a lot….yesterday the WILD were knocking on the doors of the net numerous times…right in front of the net and couldn’t get the puck in…frustrating……and i really beleive they outplayed the FLAMES, even though the score of 4-1 doesn’t show that…oh well, another game tuesday night…they MUST win that one….



10.  we are about six weeks away from our vacation to COLORADO….i truly hope i make it….(i know i will)….i am completely exhausted…..working three jobs is tough, although i would not give up one of them……just need a break….haven’t had a week off since DAD died back in september, and that’s not really a week off……..oh well, it will be a typical vacation….takes forever to get to it, and it’s over in a snap….


the LONE RANGER and TONTO are riding out in open country, when they stop for the night…during the night a rattlesnake comes out and bites the LONE RANGER square in the butt….he immediately begins sweating, and becoming deathly sick….he tells TONTO that he needs to run to the nearest town and get some medicine from the doctor….so, TONTO does….he finds a small town and heads to the doctor’s office….the doctor tells him that he doesn’t have any “real medication” for the bite, but there’s one thing he can do to save his friend…he needs to suck the venom out of the wounded area…..so, TONTO heads back to where the LONE RANGER is lying…the LONE RANGER says, “so, what did the doctor say?”  and TONTO replies….”DOC SAYS YOU’RE GONNA DIE.”

love that one…..









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1.  it’s a great day today….THE NFL SCHEDULES ARE RELEASED TODAY…….i do know one thing…my beloved WASHINGTON REDSKINS play at both MINNESOTA and GREEN BAY…and unfortunately for my pocketbook, they are both within driving distances….hopefully they’re not a week apart….but, i am planning on going to both…….(the feeling may not be mutual at home though..ha ha)



well, either way i’m going to this next event….




and speaking of a little potty talk….




i LOVE this next one…how romantic….








maybe this next one is what a lot of women are thinking……




i know a LOT of people that would fail the next one…..




3.  we said goodbye to a couple of great entertainers since we last talked…..the guy who is considered the greatest announcer in NFL history has died…PAT SUMMERALL was 82 years old…..he started his football career as an ARKANSAS RAZORBACK, plus played 9 seasons in the NFL with teams like the DETROIT LIONS, NEW YORK GIANTS, AND CHICAGO CARDINALS….


Pat Summerall


however, MR. SUMMERALL will best be known as “THE VOICE OF THE NFL”…..he did hundreds of games alongside broadcasting partner JOHN MADDEN….






PAT SUMMERALL died this week at the age of 82 due to cardiac arrest after a surgery…..here he is recently…..




4.  speaking of “the greatest”, the man considered one of the greatest gospel  singers of all time, if not THE GREATEST gospel singer of all time has died….GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA lived until the ripe old age of 104….he’s best known for his christian albums, and for entertaining an estimated 200 million people with BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADES……he also is a GRAMMY award winner for gospel music….






here’s GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA in his final years, including one with BILLY GRAHAM…






5.  and now on to HAPPIER NEWS….

actor RICK MORANIS is celebrating a milestone birthday today…he turns 60…..RICK is best known for roles in the movies “THE FLINTSTONES”, “HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS”, “SPACEBALLS”, “GHOSTBUSTERS”, and many more….here are a couple of photos from the movies “SPACEBALLS” and “GHOSTBUSTERS.”






however, most of us will cherish his role DOUG MCKENZIE in the duo “BOB AND DOUG MCKENZIE” on SCTV and in the awesome movie “STRANGE BREW.”






i admire RICK MORANIS….after his wife died from cancer, he quit show business to stay home and raise his kids….you just don’t see a lot of that dedication anymore….here’s another picture of RICK MORANIS in recent years….




6.  remember the movies “THE PARENT TRAP”, and “POLLYANNA?”  they starred the beautiful young actress HAYLEY MILLS….she has a birthday today…there will be 67 candles on her cake today…..an inferno…JUST KIDDING….she was such a cute little girl….




and here’s the birthday girl HAYLEY MILLS in the past few weeks…..




7.  and finally, actor JAMES DRURY has a birthday today…..remember him?  he played “THE VIRGINIAN” on the tv show of the same name…it’s one of the longest running tv shows of all time…it ran nine seasons……JAMES DRURY played a ranch foreman on the show….good looking young man, too….






JAMES DRURY turns 79 years old today…here he is recently…….




8.  this bombing in BOSTON brings out numerous emotions in me….i am so so so sad for the families of the victims…..it seems that we cannot even go do leisure activities anymore without facing the terror of bombings and shootings……the marathon….theaters….schools…..WHEN WILL IT END?  it makes me sick that people can do things like this to other people…….it also brings out anger in me…..we are told for decades that we are safe in this country, yet we get hit quite often…i realize that some of the incidents are “inside jobs”, but yet, they are terroristic in nature…..don’t get me wrong…I DO NOT BLAME AUTHORITIES AND THOSE IN CHARGE FOR LETTING THESE THINGS HAPPEN…those in charge are doing everything they can to thwart the acts of evil…..the bottom line is this…..

THERE IS SO MUCH EVIL IN THIS WORLD……and i don’t think we can ever switch it back….i think we’ve gone too far in the opposite direction of good to change things back to the quality of living from the 50’s and 60’s and 70’s…..i pray that the culprits are caughts and are swiftly brought to justice….and i’ll say it again….AND EYE FOR AN EYE SOUNDS GOOD….i know we cannot do that kind of punishment, but i believe that there would be a lot less rapists if the criminals got the same punishment…i think there would be a lot less murders if the culprits were taken care of in that manner….i think there would be a lot less bombings if those found guilty got that punishment……i know that doesn’t sound very christian, but i’m angry right now….and i’m scared….and i’m sick to my stomach that things can happen like this in the greatest country in the world…….


9.  we have a blu-ray player at home that also offers us other packages like NETFLIX, HULU, AMAZON and others…..last night we spent over an hour trying to find the movie “HOPE SPRINGS.”  we were in the mood to watch it, and couldn’t find it…it was on STARZ package, but we don’t have that….so, we tried NETFLIX…our subscription ran out…..it’s not on HULU…we signed up for AMAZON and some other fly by night crap, and they wanted between nine dollars and 15 dollars to BUY THE MOVIE….i don’t want to BUY it, i just want to RENT it………..that’s ridiculous….why would i want movies stuck on my DVR where i can’t share them with other people, and watch them where i want?  needless to say, we didn’t watch the movie…but it turned out great…i went to HULU and watched “WKRP IN CINCINNATI.”  it’s one of  my all time favorite shows and the reason i spent 24 years in radio……….i even watched my favorite episode about the thanksgiving live turkeys dropping from a helicopter.  it’s where MR. CARLSON delivers those unforgettable words….”AS GOD AS MY WITNESS I THOUGHT THAT TURKEY’S COULD FLY.”  good stuff….




A cowboy told his grandson the secret to a long life.

He said, “You gotta sprinkle a little gunpowder on your oatmeal, see. If you do, you’ll live to a nice ripe old age.”

So the cowboy did this religiously every day, and sure enough, lived to the nice ripe old age of 96.

When he died he left behind 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren

…and a 16 foot hole in the wall of the crematorium.










remember “LUMPY” on “LEAVE IT TO BEAVER?”  actually, it was CLARENCE “LUMPY” RUTHERFORD…he was played by actor FRANK BANK….(i have always loved that name.)

FRANK BANK died this past saturday at  the age of 71, ONE DAY after his birthday…how about that?  no reason was given for his death.

remember him?





here are a couple more of FRANK BANK and the gang from “LEAVE IT TO BEAVER.”  the first picture has the gang circling around “MRS. CLEAVER”, actress BARBARA BILLINGSLEY….


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REALLY MOTHER NATURE?  SERIOUSLY?  YOU OLD BAT….(probably shouldn’t say that and anger her again…)….we got buried with over 10 inches of snow again this past weekend……here’s what it looked like in our area…


okay, maybe i stretched it a little…OKAY, MAYBE I STRETCHED IT ALOT…that’s not us…just feels like it…ha ha…..and the worst news?  we are already under a WINTER STORM WATCH for this wednesday and thursday……geez…i hope the weather clears up before our trip to COLORADO in june…(heavy sarcasm)

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1.  we begin our blog with….MY SOAPBOX….

this has been bothering me so much all weekend, so i need to get it off my chest…..

as you probably know, superstar CLINT BLACK appeared in ABERDEEN this past saturday night at the DAKOTA EVENTS CENTER in ABERDEEN….i have a critique of the show coming up next…but my soapbox is for the idiotic CROWD that was at the show saturday night…..not ALL of them…just SOME of them…..i have never in my life seen such a disrespectful crowd at a concert….when the artist stops and acknowledges the noisy crowd, that’s not good…….people were talking SO LOUD that it hampered the music…and even when CLINT BLACK made comments about it, nobody shut up…..we have a group of girls sitting right behind us that came within five seconds of getting a huge earfull from me, but luckily for them, the guy next to them told them to shut up….these girls got up from their chairs, and went to the back of the room to continue their talk……

here’s the deal…..they have places for all of your bullcrap talking while you’re drinking…THEY ARE CALLED “BARS.”  try going there next time…..

i cannot for the life of me figure out why people would pay upwards of $45 dollars per ticket to come and see a superstar, and then sit there and talk the entire show……if you were in that group, you should be embarrassed and ashamed……there is absolutely NO REASON for what happened……

and here’s the other deal….i spent 25 years in the radio business, and i’ve dealt with many different artists, managers and booking agents…and guess what?  THEY ALL TALK TOGETHER….that’s right, there’s a chance that CLINT BLACK or his manager will go back to NASHVILLE and tell the other managers, booking agents and stars that ABERDEEN has a loud, unruly crowd…….and guess what?  that will cut into the people that want to play here….all because of a few idiots who really had no reason being at a concert……and if you think that doesn’t happen, guess again…i have SEEN it happen….i have had friends in the music business ASK ME about places in this area, because “they heard things about them.” 

i’m not ripping the EVENTS CENTER staff, but security has to be beefed up……security needs to walk around and tell people to shut their yappers during the concert……..if people argue or get unruly, pull their butts out of the concert area and send them home……..many people paid BIG BUCKS to hear CLINT BLACK sing……we didn’t pay to hear the crap we heard………

2.  with that said, here’s my critique of CLINT BLACK….


OUTSTANDING…INCREDIBLE…..AWESOME…..UNREAL….are those words good enough?  CLINT BLACK and three of his band members who have been together for 30 years, did an “acoustic” show….it was absolutely dynamite….he played some deep album tracks along with a lot of his hits….he missed a bunch of hits, but nailed many of them….my wife was disappointed that he didn’t play “NOTHIN’ BUT THE TAILLIGHTS..”   so, she listened to it at home this weekend…ha ha….

if you are a CLINT BLACK fan and missed it, you missed a bundle…..i have seen CLINT emcee a couple of events in NASHVILLE over the past 20 years, and he absolutely KILLED it….he was so funny..so entertaining when he did that….he was the same way saturday night in ABERDEEN, especially when he told a funny story about ending up on WILLIE NELSON’S bus…you can probably imagine what that was about……

KUDOS to the staff and management of the DAKOTA EVENTS CENTER for bringing in this type of high quality entertainment….hopefully they will continue to bring in these legends of the business….unless word gets around about our disruptful crowds……

my beautiful wife and i had a great night out together with my brother and his wife….here we are at the concert….


3.  alright, back to the fun stuff…HERE COME YOUR FUNNIES…..

this one cracked me up this weekend….


oh, NOW i understand about our stupid weather…..



you’re going to LOVE this next one……


and finally……


4.  i was just reading a memo that productivity and morale is up at PIERSON FORD…i don’t know why……..


5.  sad news in the entertainment field….veteran funnyman JONATHAN WINTERS died a few days ago at the age of 87…….this guy has been around for decades, and always had great comedy, including great characters like MAUDE FRICKERT….


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i used to love watching JONATHAN WINTERS crack up the likes of DEAN MARTIN and JOHNNY CARSON…he was a master….

here’s JONATHAN WINTERS in the past few years…one picture is with ROBIN WILLIAMS, and one is with PAPA SMURF….that’s because MR. WINTERS was the voice of PAPA SMURF in the new “SMURFS” movie…..

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Jonathan Winters voices "Papa Smurf" in Columbia Pictures' THE SMURFS.


6.  we have a milestone birthday in the entertainment field……country great and HEE HAW co-host ROY CLARK is 80 today…yep…80….doesn’t seem right, does it?  ROY CLARK has blessed us with such great music, some of which we will play shortly…but he’s also a guitar genius…..masterful on the guitar…….here’s ROY CLARK a few years back….



here’s one of ROY CLARK with one of my musical idols, BUCK OWENS on the set of “HEE HAW.”  (TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD is in the middle.)


we wish the great ROY CLARK a very happy 80th birthday…here he is today….


here’s one of ROY CLARK last year with MRS. VINCE GILL…the beautiful AMY GRANT….



7.  forgot to mention…when we were out for the CLINT BLACK show, we started the night with a meal at THE FLAME in ABERDEEN…keep in mind, i haven’t been at THE FLAME for a year or two….don’t know why…always liked their food and service, just never made it down there…..well, i’ll be stopping a whole lot more…MAN, DID I HAVE A GREAT MEAL…i had a steak with “crab stuffed shrimp”…..someone at work told me to try those…glad they told me because they were INCREDIBLE…..my steak was awesome……everything was great…and we had a super duper waitress by the name of BECKY who took care of us like no other….and, i got to see my good friend SHERI who works there……great night……

8.  well, sunday morning i got up at 5am to check the weather….we had an “ice storm warning”, and i wasn’t sure that church was going to be held or not…..i didn’t hear anything, so i took off around 6am…the roads were horrendous….ice packed…very slippery…..my church council president in HECLA called me on the way up, and we decided that being i was 20 miles out of ABERDEEN that i would keep going….well, the good folks at TRINITY LUTHERAN in HOUGHTON, the second church that i preach at, wisely decided to call off their services for 11am……to my suprise, there was probably around 30-35 people at church in HECLA….and during our 9am service, the weather turned to CRAP….when i left around 10:15 to head home early, it was nasty…..heavy snow….lots of wind…icy roads….not a good mix….when you would get behind a shelterbelt of trees it would be calm, and the second you hit open country the wind about blew you into the ditch…..it took over an hour and a half to get home….like 55 miles…..oh well, the best part is, i got to share GOD’S message with at least one church, and i made it home safely….

9.  except for the people on my IDIOTS OF THE DAY award presentation……THREE PEOPLE passed me on the way home…that’s right, three idiots passed me on two lane highway during a winter storm….i made a decision that if they went in the ditch i wasn’t going to stop and help them if they were that stupid…but of course, i would have stopped….i was just coming from church…..the man upstairs would have “opened my heart” and asked me to stop…thankfully i didn’t have to…and thankfully they didn’t cause an accident that i would have been part of…it was very nerve wracking watching them go by at high speeds in that horrible weather……


An old man enters a confessional and proudly exclaims, “Father, I have to tell you what happened to me last night.  I’m 90 years old, and I made love to two 18-year-old women for eight hours!”

The stern priest replies, “That is a sin. I will have to give you a penance.”

“Father, you can’t give me a penance.”

“Why not?”

“Because I’m Jewish.”

The perplexed Father asks, “Then why are you telling me?”

the old man shouted, “HECK, I’M TELLING EVERYONE!!”