random thoughts for thursday april 11th, 2013

woke up this morning to about six inches of snow…i AM NOT complaining though……SIOUX FALLS has an incredible ice problem…..power poles down….people without electricity…..trees down…..and RAPID CITY has over 20 inches of snow….so, no, i’m not saying anything bad about our snow…….

BUT THE SEASON HOWEVER….IT’S OPEN GAME, BABY….

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this next picture was posted on a MINNEAPOLIS tv station’s site this morning….hmm…i would have thought the kids would be smiling being they are in their jammies and not in school…ha ha….

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****A SPECIAL “HELLO” TO MY FRIEND SETH ANDERSON AT PIERSON FORD…..(he told me to mention him in my blog….)……wish granted…ha ha…..

your blog is sponsored by PIERSON FORD in ABERDEEN……..one of the modern miracles available to us is, THE INTERNET….and i’m thankful we have it or you wouldn’t be reading my blog…ha ha….with that said, PIERSON FORD gives you the upper hand in finding vehicles by checking out our website at:  http://piersonford.com/

just go to the website and you’ll see pictures and information on EVERY vehicle on the lot, whether it’s new or pre-owned……..plus our phone number and address are on there too so you can find us……we do what it takes to make the sale easy on you……plus a couple of other things….

***we are not high pressure salespeople…..

***the decision on the vehicle is YOUR choice…..some dealers try to push you into a vehicle that will help line their wallets….not at PIERSON FORD…..

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PIERSON FORD….COME SEE US SOON!!!

1.  HERE COME YOUR FUNNIES…..

i know a few people that would be SUPER THIN if this next one was the case…..

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i shouldn’t do the next one but it’s TOO HILARIOUS….

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hmm…this next one has me thinking……

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man, that FOREST GUMP has wisdom….ha ha…

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umm..i’m guessing this next one is a toss-up…..

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2.  yesterday was the first day in I DON’T KNOW HOW LONG, maybe a year or more, that i didn’t leave my house all day long….I SO NEEDED THAT…..i took naps, worked on my I-POD music, and watched tv……AND I FOUND A SHOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH….

there, apparently, is a network called “CURRENT TV”….i’ve never heard of it…but i’m glad i found it….they have a show called “FINAL 24”, which details the final 24 hours in a celebrities life that was cut short….they have actors playing those people who look EXACTLY like them….plus they have interviews with the people who were involved in their lives during the final hours….pretty incredible….which ones did i watch?  the following four…YES I SAID FOUR….ha ha….

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and, actor RIVER PHOENIX….

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a couple of points about this show….i am NOT a fan of the music of JIM MORRISON and JANIS JOPLIN, which is okay…..you can’t like everything….but the shows on them were incredible…….the JOHN BELUSHI episode had his best friend DAN AKYROYD and his then wife, JUDY on it……..very very revealing……i do believe that the DVD series is available for sale online, but if you have CURRENT TV, set your DVR and record a couple of episodes….i don’t think you will regret it…..

3.  here’s todays MORON OF THE DAY, or IDIOT OF THE DAY….this guy deserves both titles….

it’s, once again, one of my least favorite people in the media, ED SCHULTZ….ED used to be on FARGO radio for years and years, and has dabbled in national tv talk shows and radio talk shows as well…..

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well, ED opened his huge yapper yesterday, and inserted possibly both of his feet…however, with his huge ego, i doubt he even regrets what he said…..his home area of FARGO MOORHEAD is bracing itself for one of the five worst floods in the history of the cities…….EVERYBODY is teaming up making sandbags….even young kids….here’s what ED SCHULTZ said……

he equated the grade school and junior high kids filling sandbags to “SLAVE LABOR.”  yeah, slave labor….unreal……..i do love the response of FARGO mayor DENNIS WALAKER….he said…”CONSIDER THE SOURCE.”  yeah, no kidding….way to go mayor!!

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a couple of points….

***ED SCHULTZ still lives and works in that area…….so shut up and be supportive……

***my son MITCHELL goes to school in MOORHEAD, and has helped out with sandbagging….FARGO MOORHEAD needs EVERYBODY to band together and help, no matter what age…..SCHULTZ said that the college kids have “caught on” and “wisened up” and don’t help out much anymore………DO YOUR HOMEWORK EDDIE……

***this FARGO mayor has dealt with incredible situations since he became mayor…and he should be commended….the last thing he needs is some idiotic, smart mouth “so called” celebrity spouting off while the city is bracing for this flood………geez…thanks for getting my blood pressure up, ED…..

4.  as i mentioned, i spent part of yesterday cranking music in my house…….yesterday i completely blanked out my I-POD and started from scratch…i had a BLAST……..one of the folks i added was HELEN REDDY….i know i featured her months ago, but i’m doing it again….

i always thought that HELEN REDDY was very pretty and has an incredible voice….very powerful pipes…..remember her?

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it’s hard to believe, but HELEN REDDY is now 71 years old……here’s what she looks like today…..

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5.   how about my favorite HELEN REDDY song of all time?   easy one…..

here’s “RUBY RED DRESS (LEAVE ME ALONE)”…

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6.  MOST RIDICULOUS SPORTS STARS OF THE DAY:

RICHARD SHERMAN OF THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AND DEZ BRYANT OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS…

both of these guys made stupid comments in the past few days……..RICHARD SHERMAN talked about how he thought “50 percent of the league has taken adderall.”  but of course, HE HASN’T….he recently got suspended over the stuff……..

DEZ BRYANT supposedly said that people’s “hatred of the COWBOYS makes him a better player.”  something on those terms…he said he “feeds” off of it….

WELL, HERE’S THE SHOCKER TO END ALL SHOCKERS……

they BOTH claim that they were “misquoted”, and that “people twisted their words.” 

we hear this all the time when a “celebrity” makes a statement and then wants to take back some of the words they said…….one of them said that he was evidently talking to a reporter “who is trying to make a name for himself.”

my advice?  STAND UP AND BE A MAN…..if you made the comments, stick by them…this has been a huge sore spot for me in sports and in HOLLYWOOD…people are always shooting their mouths off, and then when they go to far, it’s the reporter’s fault…..HOWEVER, i’m sure there are reporters out there that do try and make a name for themselves…..but TWICE in ONE week?  WITH TWO VERY OUTSPOKEN ATHLETES?  doubtful…..

7.  another band that i was playing yesterday at home was “BREAD.”  they had some great tuneage back in the early 70’s……BREAD shocked the world when they broken up in the early 70’s after having some massive hits…..apparently bandmember JIMMY GRIFFIN was squabbling with lead singer DAVID GATES over the fact that DAVID wrote and sang on every one of their hits…….i think it’s one of those “don’t bite the hand that feeds you” deals here…….

anyway, i thought we would feature the guys………BREAD was formed out in LOS ANGELES, and had 13 top ten songs over the course of a few year span……many of them went NUMBER ONE…..

other members came and went, but the core of the band was JIMMY GRIFFIN and DAVID GATES…..  other members included ROBB ROYER, MIKE BOTTS, and LARRY KNECHTEL.here they are…GRIFFIN and GATES are the first two on the bottom from the left…..

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in 1996, the members of BREAD set aside their differences and toured for their “25th anniversary” tour……DANG IT…MISSED THAT ONE…..here’s a photo of the guys during that tour…..

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JIMMY GRIFFIN went on to be in a few other bands, most notibly the country band “BLACK TIE”, which had one hit called “LEARNING THE GAME”…..he then formed a band called “THE REMINGTONS” and had a few hits….their most popular one was “A LONG TIME AGO.” 

see if you remember this top 40 country hit……

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the song i LOVED by the REMINGTON’S was called “TWO TIMING ME.”

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sadly, JIMMY GRIFFIN died back in 2005 at the age of 61 due to cancer……

DAVID GATES, on the other hand, continues to perform his solo hits and the hits of BREAD…..the last i heard he was still doing touring as a solo act…which is perfect for doing the hits of BREAD….i am going to do everything in my power to try and get DAVID GATES to come play ABERDEEN…i think the combination of DAVID GATES and LOBO would be a great blast down memory lane…..

DAVID GATES is now 72 years old….here he is recently….

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8.   here comes some music from “BREAD.”

I love the song “DIARY.”

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how about my favorite song by BREAD….”EVERYTHING I OWN.”

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one more….”LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE.”

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9.  how is this for sad?  a 16 year old boy from CALIFORNIA has died after getting hit in the chest  in gym class by a softball….how awful….and to make matters worse?  he died on his 16th birthday…..tragic….

10.  “oh, isn’t that beaver a cutie…”   probably the last words of a guy trying to take a picture of a live beaver…he thought the animal was cute and wanted to snap a quick picture….well, as fate would have it, the beaver turned on the guy…AND KILLED HIM….yeah, killed him dead…….there’s a story you’d hate to have to tell people…..

11.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Two airplane mechanics named Bob and Tim work at Atlanta airport.  Atlanta gets fogged in one night and nothing can take off or land so Bob and Tim have nothing to do.  After work Bob and Tim usally have a drink on their way home, so Bob says to Tim, “I heard that you can get a buzz off drinking jet fuel.”  Since they have nothing better to do, they try it.  Finally, their shift is over and they get to go home.  Next morning Bob calls Tim and says, “How are you feeling?”  Tim says he’s fine, never felt better. Bob asks, “Do you have a hangover?”  Tim says no.  Then Tim says, “Wow this is great!  We can drink all we want and not get a hangover.”  Then Bob says, “Well, there is one side effect, Tim.  Have you farted yet?”  Tim says, “No, why?”
Bob says, “I’m calling you from Detroit!”

A CLASSIC!!!  HAVE A GREAT DAY…

JAY DEAN

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About jaydeanhcr

Jay Dean spent 25 years in the radio business working morning shows and having fun on the air. He then turned his attention to working at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen in vehicle sales. Jay also helps out ministering at three different churches in the area. Jay is at St. John's Lutheran in Hecla, SD, Trinity Lutheran in Houghton, SD, and Grace Covenant Lutheran in Aberdeen, SD. Jay is blessed to have his beautiful wife Jeannie by his side, and received the two greatest gifts he could ever receive in his sons Tyler and Mitchell. Jay's interests including listening to classic country music, including his favorite Hank Williams, SR., and watching his beloved Washington Redskins and Minnesota Wild.

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