HERE IT COMES!!!!

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i cannot believe that another year is gone…wow….it’s true that the older you get the faster time flies!!!

i am looking forward to 2014, because sometime VERY SOON, this blog that you love WILL PASS TWO MILLION HITS!!! that’s right, if things work out, it will happen very soon…and it’s all because of you wonderful people!!!

i just wanted to take some time and thank you all for reading and commenting on my blog in 2013….i seriously hope you continue in 2014, and i hope you tell others about this blog!!! that would make it fun for everyone…hopefully…ha ha

anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIENDS……MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL….

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OH YEAH!!!!!

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hard to believe ANOTHER year has gone by…wow…it’s true what they say…”the older you get, the faster time flies.”

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1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!

ummm…..I like your idea, but I think you’re in the wrong building…..

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this would have probably have been my luck when I lived in apartments…ha ha….

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so THAT’S where the word came from….

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CAN I START FORMULATING MY LIST FOR THE NEXT ONE?

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OR THIS….

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and finally, I couldn’t resist this one….I’m not a cat person, but this is SO CUTE….

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2. WANT TO SEE A GOOD MOVIE OVER THE NEW YEAR’S WEEK?

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(NOTICE THE SHADOWS ON THE POSTER.)

“SAVINGS MR. BANKS” stars TOM HANKS as “WALT DISNEY” and actress EMMA THOMPSON as “P.L. TRAVERS” the author of the book “MARY POPPINS.” it’s about the toil that went into that DISNEY movie classic. the author was a pretty hard woman to get along with, but in the end they make a masterpiece…..you find out what made her tick…..and what it took to get “MARY POPPINS” off the ground….EXCELLENT EXCELLENT MOVIE…of course, with TOM HANKS in it, did we even have to ask?”

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TOM HANKS did a great job as WALT DISNEY….

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when the movie is over, STAY THRU THE CREDITS…they have some “real” photos of the session, along with “real audio” of the event…it’s super cool…here’s an original picture of JULIE ANDREWS, WALT DISNEY, AND P.L. TRAVERS at the premiere of “MARY POPPINS.”

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HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED MOVIE…..

3. speaking of movies, one of my great blog fans and I had a talk the other day about movie villains……I have seen my share of movie villains….FREDDY KRUEGER….MICHAEL MEYERS to name a couple…but there’s one that TERRIFIED me as a kid…I actually had NIGHTMARES many nights about this guy…who is it?

“THE CHILD CATCHER” from the movie “CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.”

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UGH….IT STILL TERRIFIES ME….

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do you want to relive the horror of this character? CHECK THIS OUT….it took me right back to my childhood and my nightmares…..

4. my son TYLER came up to me yesterday and said “DAD, GUESS WHICH MOVIE I FINALLY WATCHED LAST NIGHT AFTER YOU’VE BEEN BUGGING ME FOR A FEW YEARS?” I said, “which one?” and he said….

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“ANIMAL HOUSE.” he said he laughed his head off….thought it was one of the funniest movies he has ever seen…..(I TOLD HIM THAT.) of course, it features the classic line….

“GUESS WHAT I AM?…….A ZIT!!”

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my son also told me what movie is next on his list, possibly this weekend…..UH-OH….

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5. I am so proud of my son MITCHELL…he has taken on his DAD’S love of music…in fact, he bought a turntable and is now investing in…are you ready for this? ALBUMS….yep…he’s become an “album junkie” just like his PAPA…..I got a kick out of him the other day….he bought an album by ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK….and he loves it…….

6. one of my favorite tv shows returns in a few days…..

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that’s right, “JUSTIFIED” returns soon…..it’s such an incredibly great show….we have season one, two and three on box set, and my son TYLER is cramming all of those in so he can watch the full season with us….CANNOT WAIT….

7. MUSIC TIME!!!

I thought it would be fun to catch up on a couple of 70’s and 80’s bands…..remember “ORLEANS?”

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they had one of the creepiest album covers ever…ha ha….

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however, they had INCREDIBLE MUSIC….

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what are they up to today? well, they’re still touring..many dates are “package dates” with other 70’s and 80’s stars….their original lead singer JOHN HALL, was, for awhile, known as CONGRESSMAN JOHN HALL….

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here they are today…..they made it thru record labels that went broke and a breakup of the band…..

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8. ALRIGHT…CRANK UP THE SPEAKERS….

here’s my favorite song by “ORLEANS”…it’s from 1979, and it’s called “LOVE TAKES TIME.” yummy…..

here’s the classic “STILL THE ONE.”

and the beautiful song “DANCE WITH ME.”

9. remember the band “AMBROSIA?” they formed in 1970 in Southern California, and had five top 40 hits from 1975-1980…….remember the songs?

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the one thing I remember about “AMBROSIA” is that one of my former roommates cousin’s married a member of the band…I thought that was cool..i had a chance to see the band in COLORADO a couple of years ago, but didn’t….makes me sad….

here they are today…..

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10. and now…some “AMBROSIA” music…

their 1978 hit “HOW MUCH I FEEL” is by far, my favorite song by them…actually one of my favorite songs from the 70’s….

and from 1980, here’s “YOU’RE THE BIGGEST PART OF ME.”

11. JOKE OF THE DAY….

A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, “How many women can a man marry?” “Sixteen,” the boy responded. His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so quickly. “How do you know that?” “Easy,” the little boy said. “All you have to do is add it up, like the Priest said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer”

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!!

JAY DEAN

OH YEAH!!!!

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1. HOW ABOUT SOME CHRISTMAS FUNNIES?

uh-oh….that doggone FACEBOOK….

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this one cracked me up!!!

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hmmm…I always wondered if they needed counseling….

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I hope that I’m never in this position….ha ha….

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and finally, this is HILARIOUS….

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2. CHRISTMAS…I love this season….I wasn’t so crazy about it when I was in radio, because we started playing CHRISTMAS music the day after THANKSGIVING…I was sick of the season until about December 23rd…..but, being out of radio has given me that spirit back a lot earlier…..

CHRISTMAS is about memories…..it’s about giving and not receiving…..I spent some time this morning thinking about some of the great gifts I received from MOM and DAD when I was a kid…hopefully these will bring back some memories……

music has always been a part of my life…this was my very first record player….

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my brother TROY and I wore this game out…do you understand the name? it’s “PING PONG” backwards….

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the boys in our family, three of us, received a couple of fun football games….remember this first one? it was fun back then, but seems so stupid today…..I mean, vibrating football field? you would set the players up and turn the vibration on, HOPING that your guy would do something….

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however, my parents redeemed themselves, when we received this gift for CHRISTMAS….we absolutely wore this game out, too…

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okay, I have to admit something to you…my brother and I used to use the next gift and put naughty words on the screen to see them lit up…….I would imagine most kids did that….

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remember seeing the GRAND CANYON in spectacular view? remember seeing your favorite cartoons seem like real life? it happened with this gift…..

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this next one had us spending countless hours at the dining room table….

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and finally, this one could be the best CHRISTMAS present we received as kids…..

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3. here are some great CHRISTMAS memories….

****my favorite CHRISTMAS memory is going to my GRANDPA and GRANDMA RAMSEY’S house in BRITTON….all of the cousins were there…..we would play downstairs until we heard that familiar voice at the back door…”HO HO HO”…that’s right, SANTA came to visit us every year on CHRISTMAS EVE…we were some of the lucky kids who got to see SANTA before he took his incredible journey that night…..

****I spent two CHRISTMAS days in the hospital when I was a kid….I suffered from asthma and I had it bad when I was younger…..I remember being in the hospital in BRITTON while my family was home opening gifts and having fun…of course, I got to open my gifts in the hospital, but it wasn’t the same…..

****KUMLA….nummy…it’s a Norwegian food consisting of potatoes and flour…and then you boil them in water that had a ham bone in it for most of the day……when you eat it, you put a pound of butter and salt on each ball…ha ha…..seriously, it’s my favorite food of CHRISTMAS….and luckily, it’s become a staple of CHRISTMAS EVE in our house……

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****I loved the CHRISTMAS movies at the STRAND THEATER in BRITTON….they were cheap and it was fun to go to the movies on a Saturday afternoon while MOM went shopping….and, you know who was sitting out in the lobby when the movie got out…yep…SANTA!!

****by the way, just to let you know, I WAS TERRIFIED OF SANTA when I was a kid…..he freaked me out big time……did the same thing to my kids when they were young…..

****as kids, we knew it was getting super close to CHRISTMAS when our favorite CHRISTMAS tv shows started on tv……

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4. how about some good old CHRISTMAS MUSIC?

this is by far my favorite of the new CHRISTMAS songs…this song makes me cry…it’s by ALAN JACKSON and it’s called “LET IT BE CHRISTMAS.”

GEORGE STRAIT has a beautiful song called “THERE’S A NEW KID IN TOWN.”

and there’s a song that I actually got in trouble for when I was in radio…because I played it so many times….it’s the brother group “HANSON” with a CHRISTMAS medley…gives me goose bumps…

and we have to have one fun one….DWIGHT YOAKAM does an incredible job with “SILVER BELLS”….and you can’t go wrong when there’s an accordion in the song…

5. and finally, a message from me…..

I want to thank each and every one of you for making my life better by reading this blog….this blog has given me the opportunity to talk to people from ALL OVER THE WORLD….seriously….it thrills me…..you people make the blog fun…..this blog takes some time to make, but knowing that you love it makes me keep doing it……..

and on a CHRISTMAS note…..I wish you all the joy and peace this season brings……I hope that you are warm and secure and with family during CHRISTMAS…but most of all, I hope that you remember and think about what this season is all about……a baby born in a manger…he’s so incredible that his name is even in CHRISTMAS…..

PEACE, JOY AND LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!

JAY DEAN

remember, you can always contact me at: jayhaaland64@yahoo.com

IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT…HERE IT COMES….

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1. HOW ABOUT SOME FUNNY STUFF….

wow…this just doesn’t seem right…..

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sad, but true….there are probably some kids out there that don’t realize this…ha ha….

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thank goodness I don’t like to read….

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you wouldn’t think the next two would be good together…but, YUMMY…THEY ARE!!!

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well, after visiting the store ONLY ONCE, I guess this next one is true….

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and finally…sad, but true, there are probably some couples out there like this…ha ha….

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2. well, I am extremely sad….one of our last links to the legendary country music stars of the 50’s and 60’s has died….the great RAY PRICE was 87 years old……RAY PRICE performed his music almost up until his death…..he had been suffering from cancer, so in the past few weeks had not been on the road…but are you ready for this? RAY PRICE HAS PERFORMED “LIVE” IN OVER SEVEN DECADES…isn’t that crazy? I even had the chance to see him……

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I am usually not nervous when I meet country stars….and I’ve met dozens and dozens during my years in country radio…but RAY PRICE was different…..RAY PRICE came from the era of my favorite singer of all time, HANK WILLIAMS, SR….in fact, RAY PRICE was a roommate of HANK’S when HANK and his wife AUDREY were having another of their well publicized fights……

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my radio friends BILL and DENNY and I went to GRAND FORKS to see RAY PRICE a few years back……I was awestruck….his concert was incredible….his voice hadn’t lost anything over the past decades…..the first part of the show was his “honky tonk” hits from the 50’s and 60’s, and the second part of the show was his “orchestra hits” from the 70’s…..it was an incredible show that I will never forget….an I will never forget meeting him…..such a talent….such a legend…

here’s the great RAY PRICE in the past couple of years….GOD BLESS YOU RAY PRICE..AND THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC AND THE MEMORIES…..

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3. it’s now time to salute this legend, by playing some of his incredible hits…..

it’s honky tonk time…..here’s “MY SHOES KEEP WALKING BACK TO YOU.”

here’s the country standard “HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER”….

and everyone’s favorite…”FOR THE GOOD TIMES.”

4. we also lost a couple of movie stars…..

first of all, PETER O’TOOLE died at the age of 81…he’s best known for “LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.”

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PETER O’TOOLE appeared in so many more movies and productions…….he was known all over the world as a kind and gentle man…and a fantastic actor…here’s PETER O’TOOLE recently….

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5. and finally, an actor with SOUTH DAKOTA roots has died….actor TOM LAUGHLIN was 82….he’s best known for the “BILLY JACK” movies a few decades ago…..TOM LAUGHLIN was born in MINNEAPOLIS, but graduated from the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA, or USD in VERMILLION….he married DELORES TAYLOR from WINNER, SOUTH DAKOTA…and he was a big advocate of the reservations of our state…….

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here’s TOM LAUGHLIN in his later years…..including one with his wife, DELORES TAYLOR….

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6. I was thinking the other day…how different would my life be if I was single? thankfully I’m not…but I just wondered…..so, I thought I’d share with you….

HERE’S WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WERE SINGLE……

****no offense to anyone here, but I would be living in the hills of COLORADO….

****I would have a second jukebox full of rock and roll…then I would have one country and one rock and roll…..

****I would have the BIGGEST TV SCREEN AVAILABLE…..(probably a theater room, too…)

****I would be eating pizza every single day….trying out new ones all the time….

****because of my horrible eating habits, including pizza everyday, I would probably pass away from diabetes at an early age……

**** and most importantly, I WOULD BE STALKING OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN……(I probably shouldn’t say that out loud..)

7. NFL NEWS:

****first of all, my team sucks….my WASHINGTON REDSKINS have been a major disappointment this season, and they have been a virtual soap opera the past couple of months….in the latest development, coach MIKE SHANAHAN benched RG3 in favor of KIRK COUSINS….I’m not upset by this…I was actually calling for this a few weeks ago….RG3 is not himself…you can see that…he needs time to figure it out…and KIRK COUSINS could be serious trade bait…he could step in right now and quarterback at least a dozen football teams….(YOU HEAR THAT MINNESOTA VIKINGS?) however, I feel the SKINS need to resign COUSINS…we have to pay him whatever he needs, because RG3 has shown that his health can be frail….and he could be one horrible hit away from not playing in the NFL…..

evidently someone in D.C. already wants KIRK COUSINS to play….check out his modified RG3 jersey….

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a couple of weeks ago, my team was demolished in WASHINGTON by the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS…it was so bad, that by halftime most the people left….did you see the picture of FED EX FIELD when the third quarter was starting? EMBARRASSING….

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and finally, much to my happiness, my most despised team has begun their December flop…the DALLAS COWBOYS were humiliated by the GREEN BAY PACKERS this past weekend, after the BOYS had the game well in hand……I would have paid good money to watch the veins in JERRY JONES head throb during the final few minutes……..the game made me happy….if we can’t win the division, I would take the GIANTS or the EAGLES…anybody but DALLAS……

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8. I just found out from my friend BECKI that bananas have the equivalent of FIVE TEASPOONS OF SUGAR….really? a physician told her that…..geez…no wonder kids love bananas……

9. happy birthday wishes are going out to the beautiful ALYSSA MILANO….this former child star, believe it or not, turns 41 today…..remember her? she played SAMANTHA on “WHO’S THE BOSS.”

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ALYSSA MILANO let a talk show crowd in on a little secret recently…she said that she was the inspiration for ARIEL on “THE LITTLE MERMAID.” did you know that? she didn’t appear in the movie, but was told she was the inspiration…..

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ALYSSA MILANO is still a KNOCKOUT…here she is at 41…looking INCREDIBLE….

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10. and speaking of child stars from the tv world, MIKE LOOKINLAND has a birthday today…he turns 53……MIKE played the son BOBBY BRADY on “THE BRADY BUNCH.”

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here’s BOBBY LOOKINLAND today at 53…and as a bonus for you, I have a picture of some of the BRADY BUNCH recently…..

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11. JOKE OF THE DAY….

There’s a senior citizen driving on the highway. His wife calls him on his cell phone and in a worried voice says, “George, be careful! I just heard on the radio that there was a madman driving the wrong way on Route 110!” George says, “I know, but there isn’t just one, there are hundreds!”

HAVE AN AWESOME DAY MY FRIENDS…

JAY DEAN

HEY HOWDY PARTNERS!!!!! I’M PRETTY EXCITED FOR TODAY…KIND OF…

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WHY AM I “KIND OF” EXCITED FOR TOMORROW? WELL, IT’S FRIDAY…HOWEVER…………….

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I’m just joking…I’m not superstitious. “Friday the 13th” doesn’t bother me….(unless a black cat crosses the road…or I walk under a ladder…)

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1. HERE COME YOUR FUNNIES…..

I think this next guy should maybe investigate what he is writing before he heads into the streets….

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a little “snowman” humor….

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maybe this next one should be used for “texting and driving” seminars…ha ha….

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okay…I want to say “thanks” to the company for having a bathroom…but, SERIOUSLY, WATCH WHAT SIGNS YOU’RE WRITING THIS ON…

***AND BY THE WAY, THE ANSWER IS “NO.”

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and speaking of “restrooms”, I would turn around and walk out of this one before I used this…..I DON’T NEED THE HUMILIATION….

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(it is awfully creative, though.)

2. I’M SAD….one of my all time favorite country singers is RAY PRICE….

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today it was announced that RAY PRICE is leaving his hospital room and going into hospice…apparently the end is near…….here’s what almost brought me to tears….RAY PRICE issued a statement to his fans that said the following……

“I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven’t let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I’m going to be just fine. Don’t worry about me. I’ll see you again one day.”

breaks my heart….his wife said he is in the “final stages of his life.” GOD BLESS YOU RAY PRICE….GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR MUSIC…YOUR TALENTS, AND YOUR LOVE OF YOUR FANS!!!

3. WOW…my WASHINGTON REDSKINS are in huge turmoil…..first of all, our season has turned to crap….what was supposed to be a promising season has been nothing short of a disappointment….now, it appears that MIKE SHANAHAN is actually TRYING to get fired…..he apparently has taken sides against owner DAN SNYDER….and just yesterday, COACH SHANAHAN announced that the future of our team, ROBERT GRIFFIN III, or “RG3” will be “benched” for the rest of the season due to the hits he’s been taking…..KIRK COUSINS will be our quarterback the last three games…..

okay, here’s my take on the situation….first of all, I have been SCREAMING for KIRK COUSINS….RG3 is not himself….I don’t know if it’s physical or psychological, but he’s not well….he’s not even close to the same as last year….it’s time to give him a break……

secondly, I think that MIKE SHANAHAN has other motives……if he gets fired, rumor has it he wants to go to the HOUSTON TEXANS…..and guess what? THEY NEED A QUARTERBACK….and what a great idea to have KIRK COUSINS “try out” for SHANAHAN’S future team, wherever that may be……

4. KANYE WEST can’t keep his mouth shut….the “singer” gets himself into trouble all the time by not watching what he says….and, NOT CARING what he says…..just when another KANYE WEST debacle is going away, he starts another one up…and this one is PURE STUPIDITY…..KANYE said that he “puts his life on the line everytime he goes on stage….” and then he compared his singing lifestyle to “POLICEMEN.” yeah, KANYE is in the line of fire and in danger at his CONCERTS, just like our beloved police force does every single day…….IDIOT…..

well, I’m sure a lot of policemen are offended…AND THEY SHOULD BE….DAVID OLIVER is the police chief in BRIMFIELD, OHIO, and he’s gone on record ripping KANYE WEST….here’s what the police chief had to say……

“Since you are accustomed to danger, from your life as an international rapper, I am strongly encouraging you immediately abandon you career as a super star and join the military.”

“After joining, I would like you to volunteer to be deployed in Afghanistan or one of the numerous other forward locations where our men an women are currently serving. When the Taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow.”

“I’m sure they would just drop weapons and surrender. You could quite possibly end all wars, just from the enemy being star-struck.”

The letter ends, “What I do not get is you EVER comparing what you do for a living to our heroic military members, who are always in harm’s way… and my brother and sister police officers who have to go to work carrying weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect themselves.”

“Check yourself, before you wreck yourself….Chief Oliver.”

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I am a huge fan of our police force, and our military…..NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE puts their lives on the line like these brave men and women…..I sell cars….I write blogs….I preach at churches…..I have a SAFE and WONDERFUL LIFE because of our police forces, firemen, and military members from around our country…….KANYE WEST needs to choose his words wisely….because of our military he has the “right” to say what he feels…and that’s okay…..just don’t “bite the hand that feeds you”, so to speak……

5. WE HAVE A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY TODAY….the great BOB BARKER turns 90 today…NINETY…and he looks better at ninety than I do at 49…….did you know that he spent much of his younger years on the ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION in SOUTH DAKOTA? yep..he did….it was always said that if producers of the “PRICE IS RIGHT” found out that SOUTH DAKOTANS were in the crowd, they would have a better chance of getting onstage…..I doubt that, but it’s always been said……

BOB BARKER has been around for decades…..and I mean decades…here’s a couple of early pictures of this legend…..the first one is from “TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES.”

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here’s BOB BARKER when he was leaving “THE PRICE IS RIGHT” and turning the reigns over to DREW CAREY….

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guess what? BOB BARKER turned up on “THE PRICE IS RIGHT” on his 90th birthday….I would have LOVED to be in that crowd….

here’s BOB BARKER on the show today, and a couple of recent pictures….

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6. “WHO’S SORRY NOW”…..what a great song from yesterday…it was performed by the lovely CONNIE FRANCIS….she turns 75 today…how about that? CONNIE FRANCIS has put out some great hits over the decades…here are some of them…..

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CONNIE FRANCIS is 75 today…here she is recently…..

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7. of course, we’re going to do some CONNIE FRANCIS music……

here’s quite possibly, my favorite song by CONNIE FRANCIS…..”V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N”

I am also a huge fan of “MY HEART HAS A MIND OF IT’S OWN.”

and here’s “EVERYBODY’S SOMEBODY’S FOOL.” another terrific song….

8. I cannot believe that CHRISTMAS is a couple of weeks away….seriously, where did this year go? I think I’m ready for CHRISTMAS…I only had to buy two or three presents, so it was EASY….

9. I HAVE BEEN IN HEAVEN RECENTLY….I was on EBAY and bought a big box of over 100 classic country records from the 1950’s thru 1970’s….I paid TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS for the entire box….well, they came in the mail the other day, and I’ve been LIVING by my jukebox since then….there was an original HANK WILLIAMS record in there…..plus two songs by FREDDY WELLER that I was going to buy from someone else for TWENTY DOLLARS A PIECE….this was seriously the greatest music find I have seen in recent years…..I AM A HAPPY DUDE…..

10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

An elderly woman decided to have her portrait painted. She told the artist, “Paint me with diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, emerald bracelets, a ruby broach, and a gold Rolex.” “But you are not wearing any of those things,” replied the artist. “I know,” she said. “It’s in case I should die before my husband. I’m sure he will remarry right away, and I want his new wife to go crazy looking for the jewelry.”

HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIENDS…

JAY DEAN

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1. LET’S GET SILLY!!!!!

umm….call me crazy, but I DO NOT think this would be a smart idea if you want to keep peace in the home!!!

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MAXINE JUST KILLS ME SOMETIMES…..ha ha….

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this sounds like my regiment….

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remember yesterday’s “FIGHT COUNTDOWN?” well, here’s another one…..

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AND FINALLY…….

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2. it was an EVENTFUL night in the household last night…..we came home to our house that was ripped apart by someone or something….turns out it was a stupid squirrel….just like this one….

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well, okay, maybe that was an exaggeration. however, it is true….this rodent ripped apart about every room….tore down some blinds…..pooped everywhere…..and was finally trapped and released outdoors….(thanks to my nephew, MICHAEL….you’re awesome dude!!!) i’m not an animal fan anyway, but searching a house LOOKING FOR ONE is not my idea of fun…..turns out this demented animal was hiding in a FAKE TREE…..I was moving the tree when he jumped out and ran into our spare bedroom……THANK GOODNESS I DIDN’T SEE HIM JUMP OUT……I may have added some droppings to the carpet…..anyway, everything ended up okay…..after we cleaned and sanitized the house until midnight!!! DAMN SQUIRRELS……

3. NOTE TO SELF: NEXT YEAR GET YOUR SNOWBLOWER TUNED UP IN AUGUST…YOU IDIOT…..yep, I did it again…it’s snowing today, and we’re looking at around 3-7 inches of the crappy white stuff…and guess who didn’t get the tires fixed or the engine tuned up on his snowblower? I’LL GIVE YOU ONE GUESS AND THE FIRST ONE DOESN’T COUNT…..well, maybe our neighbor will feel sorry for us again and help out……after my recent health deal I talked about yesterday, maybe i’ll just kiddingly grab my chest and others will come and help too!!! (that would be horrible of me, wouldn’t it?)

4. there’s a pretty good TOM PETTY song called “THE WAITING.” where the main line of the song says “THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART.” turns out this should be MY theme song when I head to a certain ABERDEEN fast food chain for breakfast….I mean, SO CALLED FAST FOOD CHAIN….the other morning all I wanted was a breakfast sandwich…..I was car number five in line, and FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER I had my food…..yeah, 15 minutes……I was not happy about this, but, being the nice guy I am, I never complain….except on my blog…ha ha….

5. yesterday I ran into my friend JEFF BAHR from the AMERICAN NEWS…MR. JEFF writes some very unique and humorous columns for our paper…..he always makes me giggle by his writings…..well, JEFF told me yesterday that he and one of my LANGFORD HIGH SCHOOL friends, SHAWN WERRE read my blog all the time….COOL….I told him that we were at 1.9 million hits on the blog since it started, and yesterday he added that comment to his facebook page and the newspaper “twitter” feed…..

well, here’s something else for you JEFF and SHAWN….I have been tallying up where people read the blog from…..here are some of the places….VIRGINIA, INDIANA, AUSTRALIA, NORWAY, FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA, WISCONSIN, BOTH DAKOTAS, (OBVIOUSLY)….and dozens of other places too…one of the coolest? I had someone write me from WASHINGTON, D.C….he was in one of the offices in the FBI or CIA or somewhere like that…he said that he loved the blog and passes it on to people……(should I be nervous that the FBI is reading my blog?) ha ha

***by the way, we’ll have a big celebration when we hit 2 million hits…..what will I do? oh, I don’t know….maybe have an extra breakfast sandwich at that fast food joint….which will probably take another eight minutes…….

6. everyone that knows me knows that I am a music FANATIC….so, this next statement is very true for me…..

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music was always there for me…when I struggled as a child, I turned to music….when a girl broke my heart, I turned to music…when i’m stressed out today, I turn to music…on my jukebox….and yesterday was “one of those days” that I cherish……

I received a record in the mail that I had purchased, and I honestly think it’s THE PERFECT CLASSIC COUNTRY SONG FOR THE JUKEBOX….want to hear it?

much to my wife’s dismay, I just purchased over 100 records on EBAY yesterday….for like 25 bucks….they should be arriving soon, and then an overhaul of the jukebox is coming shortly!!!

7. speaking of music, let’s feature a couple of 70’s singers!!! singer and stage actor PAUL NICHOLAS turns 68 today…don’t know the name? I think you’ll know the song……

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PAUL NICHOLAS played the character “DOUGIE SHEARS” in the 1978 movie “SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND.” he turns 68 today, and here’s what he looks like today….

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8. and, OF COURSE, we have to play the song…here’s the 70’s disco and radio hit, “HEAVEN ON THE 7TH FLOOR” by birthday boy PAUL NICHOLAS…..

9. the other day, for some odd reason, I was thinking about MELISSA MANCHESTER…I was thinking about the fact that, YES, I would go see her in concert…MELISSA MANCHESTER had dozens of hits in the 70’s and 80’s that I loved…including the theme from the movie “ICE CASTLES”, which, by the way, makes me cry everytime I hear it…..

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she also had some other great songs, too…..

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and many others…here’s what she looked like in her “hit days.”

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MELISSA MANCHESTER is now 62 years old, and still looking great….and, i’m sure, sounding great as well…..

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10. okay, crank the speakers up…let’s play some MELISSA MANCHESTER music….

remember the hit song “MIDNIGHT BLUE?” I LOVE THIS SONG….

remember when the circus came to town? yep, it’s “DON’T CRY OUT LOUD.”

here’s her 80’s smash, “YOU SHOULD HEAR HOW SHE TALKS ABOUT HIM.”

and, get the Kleenex ready…here’s the theme from “ICE CASTLES”…”LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE.”

11. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A old snake goes to see his Doctor. “Doc, I need something for my eyes…can’t see well these days”. The Doc fixes him up with a pair of glasses and tells him to return in 2 weeks. The snake comes back in 2 weeks and tells the doctor he’s very depressed. Doc says, “What’s the problem…didn’t the glasses help you?” “The glasses are fine doc, I just discovered I’ve been living with a water hose the past 2 years!”

HOW ABOUT ONE MORE…..

A man drives to a gas station and has his tank filled up. The gas pumper spots two penguins sitting in the back seat of the car. He asks the driver, “What’s up with the penguins in the back seat?” The man in the car says “I found them. I asked myself what to do with them, but I haven’t had a clue.” The clerk ponders a bit then says, “You should take them to the zoo.” “Hey, that’s a good idea,” says the man in the car and drives away. The next day the man with the car is back at the same gas station. The clerk sees the penguins are still in the back seat of the car. “Hey, they’re still here! I thought you were going to take them to the zoo.” “Oh, I did,” says the driver, “And we had a swell time. Today I am taking them to the beach.”

HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIENDS….

JAY DEAN

I’M ALIVE!!! CALL OFF THE DETECTIVES….HA HA….sorry it’s taken so long for another blog….I actually spent a couple of days in the hospital….yep….I was being treated for “heart attack like symptoms.” luckily it wasn’t……they are still not quite sure what caused my event, but at least I could spend $40,000 dollars to find out…ha ha….seriously, though, I did find out that my heart is in excellent condition and my arteries are clear….that’s some pretty good peace of mind as I get ready to turn fifty……..

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1. LET’S GET CRAZY!!!!

okay…note to coaches….DO NOT let these two sit together, EVER AGAIN!!!

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hmmm…I’ve never wondered this next one…guess i’ll look differently at it during the “cold and flu season.”

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COUNTOWN TO HUGE FIGHT IN….FIVE…FOUR…THREE…TWO….ONE…….

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COUNTDOWN TO ANOTHER HUGE FIGHT IN…FIVE…FOUR…THREE…TWO…ONE……..

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COUNTDOWN TO FIGHT NUMBER THREE IN…..(oh heck, just get on with it…)

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and finally…….

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2. SAD HOLLYWOOD NEWS…..we found out Saturday that actor PAUL WALKER died at the age of 40…….he perished in a horrible fiery car crash in California…..PAUL WALKER was the star of the “fast and furious” movies…….good looking young man…….

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no disrespect for MR. WALKER or anyone else that likes those movies, but they’ve never been my cup of tea…..however, I do have a movie that I loved PAUL WALKER in….remember “JOYRIDE?”

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death is always sad….sad for all of us left behind…..but when it hits someone famous, we tend to ponder a bit more on it……from all accounts, PAUL WALKER was an incredibly nice young man…..people loved him….and he loved people…..this is just sad…..sad for everyone……..

3. since we last spoke, famous psychic SYLVIA BROWN died at the age of 77……do you remember her?

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she was pretty fun to watch….do you remember the psychic MISS CLEO?

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MISS CLEO delivered, BY FAR the best line on SYLVIA BROWN’S passing…..she told a reporter, “WOW, I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING.” umm…isn’t that your job? I don’t go to psychics anyway, but that statement may keep me forever away from her…ha ha……

4. have you ever had bad luck? have you ever felt like you were inches from having good luck but you just can’t reach it? if so, I have a question….HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WERE THIS GUY?

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I would imagine he cried the next morning….WOW….

5. big day in our house yesterday…..CHRISTMAS DECORATING….I hate it…seriously, I do….there are three things I cannot stand doing…….raking leaves, painting, and decorating…..but, being the good, loving husband that I am, I helped out….my son TYLER helped his Mom and Dad, too….oh, did I mention that we had the tv on the entire time watching football while we decorated? yeah…I may have missed that point……

6. speaking of football, here are some NFL notes from the weekend….

****my WASHINGTON REDSKINS are horrible….it’s getting to be almost painful to watch them….and then last night the refs complete bungle up the final minute telling the SKINS they had a first down and even moving the chains…..and then, WAIT A MINUTE…it’s not fourth down….that’s inexcusable on the part of the refs….somebody needs to be suspended without pay…..

****PEYTON MANNING IS UNREAL….this guy doesn’t look like he’s in his mid 30’s….he’s playing like a 25 year old…..PEYTON threw another five touchdowns yesterday, including four of them to former MINNESOTA GOPHER’S star ERIC DECKER…….

****the MINNESOTA VIKINGS pulled one out against the CHICAGO BEARS yesterday at the METRODOME…..and once again, MATT CASSEL came in to lead them to the win after CHRISTIAN PONDER exited the game with concussion like symptoms……I feel sorry for MATT CASSEL……he’s like the girls who’s “always a bridesmaid and never the bride.” he’s like the ugly stepsister who never gets noticed……CASSEL has led the VIKING’S to, I believe, all of their wins this year……and yet, the coaches choose to start PONDER over him…..if that happens again this week, fans may tear the METRODOME down prematurely…….

****speaking of the VIKINGS….where in the world is JOSH FREEMAN? the VIKES are paying this guy like two million dollars to stand on the sideline looking good? wow…..and last week coach FRAZIER said that “FREEMAN is looking real good in practice.” or something to that effect….seriously? THEN PLAY HIM….your season is over, dude…..let FREEMAN show the fans and you guys if he can play…….PONDER shouldn’t be back….CASSEL is getting older….FREEMAN is in his 20’s…….SHOW US WHAT HE CAN DO…….

****JOSH GORDON of the CLEVELAND BROWNS is unbelievable….this incredible wide receiver became the first player in NFL history to have two games with over 200 yards receiving in each game….(and yes, he’s on my fantasy team.)…..he was also the favorite target of RG3 when they played ball together at BAYLOR……RG3 has made it clear that he would love to be throwing to JOSH GORDON….as a fan, I hope the REDSKINS will give him his wish…….

7. speaking of football, what a finish to the AUBURN/ALABAMA football game Saturday……being a fan of the SEC, I have to pay attention to this stuff….and being my TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS are not playing well, I have plenty of time to give attention to the other SEC teams……I’ve never seen a game end with a runback for a touchdown from a missed field goal…..NUMBER ONE ALABAMA GOES DOWN….AUBURN PLAYS FOR THE SEC TITLE THIS WEEK….who would have ever thought they would see those headlines?

8. remember DAVID NAUGHTON? oh, I think you will…….do you remember his famous commercial?

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DAVID NAUGHTON went on to star in a HOLLYWOOD horror classic…..”AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.”

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and not only that, this talented man also had a hit song in the 1970’s…..

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and, he starred with PAM DAWBER and REBECCA SCHAEFFER in the 80’s tv show “MY SISTER SAM.”

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DAVID NAUGHTON is now 62 years old…yeah, SIXTY TWO….wow……here’s what he looks like today, including one with his “alter ego” on the famous horror movie……

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9. let’s see if you remember the DAVID NAUGHTON song “MAKIN’ IT.” i’m going to warn you…you may get up and dance…….

10. do you remember the tragedy of the tv show “MY SISER SAM?” it was horrible….the beautiful young actress who starred in the show was brutally murdered by an obsessed fan…..REBECCA SCHAEFFER was fatally shot by a deranged fan in 1989……horrible horrible deal……

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11. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A man walked into his backyard one morning and found there was a gorilla in a tree. He called a gorilla-removal service, and soon a serviceman arrived with a stick, a Chihuahua, a pair of handcuffs and a shotgun. “Now listen carefully,” he told the homeowner, “I’m going to climb the tree and poke the gorilla with this stick until he falls to the ground. The trained Chihuahua will then go right for his, uh, sensitive area, and when the gorilla instinctivly crosses his hands in front to protect himself, you slap the handcuffs on” “Ok, got it.” the homeowner replied. “But whats that shotgun for?” “If I fall out of the tree before the gorilla,” the man said, “shoot the Chihuahua.”

HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIENDS….

JAY DEAN