LAST NIGHT I WITNESSED AT “BEATDOWN.”

unfortunately for me, it was our bowling team that was on the bottom…..and I mean the BOTTOM of this beatdown……

It’s a little tough to win a bowling game when the other team bowls a 265, 244, 256, and 277…..yeah, that’s right, their LOWEST bowler for one game was a 244……

this is what the pins probably felt like after these guys were done……

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and get this…..their team threw 33 STRIKES IN ONE GAME….THIRTY THREE STRIKES…..the screen above us showed frame one thru five, and their scores were ALL “X”‘s with one “spare.” IT WAS UNREAL……

a beating like that took it’s toll on us as well……….this is probably what we looked like last night to other bowlers……

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THAT IS ALL!!!!!

WE CAN ONLY HOPE SO!!! AND SOON!!!!!!

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1. LET’S KICK OFF THE BLOG WITH SOME FUN….

WHAT ABOUT US NORWEGIANS?

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someone at this job needs a promotion for CREATIVITY!!!!!

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Well, I guess the bright side is that the guy donated money to the park….WOW….

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MY PREVIOUS JOB….

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This would be completely something that I would do…and about everyone else that I work with…ha ha…..

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this would happen in my house….ONCE…..AND TRUST ME, ONLY ONCE…..

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2. What is your favorite sandwich? I have one that turns the stomach of a lot of people, but I CRAVE it a lot…..

you take bread…..

plus….

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plus…….

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and yes, I could have bought Miracle Whip in a five gallon bucket…….

it’s my “peanut butter and miracle whip sandwiches”…..here’s the deal….I am a fussy consumer of some products…It MUST be Jif….it MUST be Miracle Whip…..not mayonnaise, and not Peter Pan peanut butter……..Back when I was on the radio, we talked about these sandwiches at length one morning….and so, we bought all the necessary ingredients and made peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches for our listeners…..and yes, a lot of people stopped by….what amazed me was the incredible number of people who ALREADY ate these sandwiches all the time like me….good stuff…..makes me want one right now…….

3. I am funny about my “products list.” I absolutely have to have HEINZ ketchup….anything else tastes like crap to me……..the same goes for pork and beans…they have to be VAN KAMPS….not anything else…….I figure this…I don’t ask for a lot of things in this lifetime, so my craziness about this should be okay…….

4. I haven’t been excited about the past few weeks of movie releases…..My wife and I both think that some real “stinkers” have been out in the theater lately….That changes this week….

I cannot WAIT to see the new movie “SON OF GOD.”

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Just in time for the Lenten season and Easter, it’s a great story of the life of JESUS….and the previews look exceptional…..This is one movie that we are going to HAVE to take our youth group to……….

The last great Christian movie, in my opinion, was MEL GIBSON’S movie “THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST.”

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yes it was gory……yes it was gross….yes, parts of it were hard to watch…but, I say this…HOW DO WE KNOW IT WASN’T WORSE THAN WHAT THE MOVIE SHOWS? This is one movie that is required of our youth group and confirmation class each and every Lenten season…..maybe “SON OF GOD” will be like that, too……

And I can’t wait for the Easter season, because a movie is coming out that I have been waiting for……

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that’s right, “HEAVEN IS FOR REAL” based on the best selling book about a true story of a young boy, OBVIOUSLY, going to heaven and back….I say OBVIOUSLY, because there is no way this young child could have made this stuff up……my wife and I teared up during the PREVIEWS on this one…I can’t imagine how emotional the movie will be…….

5. I haven’t taken much time to talk about the U.S. hockey teams agonizing defeat in the Olympics…….and believe me, there was a LOT MORE riding on the U.S./CANADA hockey game that a gold medal……

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DANG IT…..we have him for another few years…….This alone should have given our boys the power to win the game………

6. I have been singing some great TV themes in my head…….and I want to play a couple of them for you…..get ready to CRANK UP YOUR SPEAKERS and sing along with these two……

The first one was a show starring WILLIAM KATT, CONNIE SELLECA, and ROBERT CULP….remember “THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO?”

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Just to let you know, the very good actor ROBERT CULP died in 2010 at the age of 79……

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The star of the show, WILLIAM KATT is still around…He is now 63 years old……

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and the beautiful CONNIE SELLECA is now 58 years old, and is, of course, married to JOHN TESH…..

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AND NOW….THE THEME FROM “THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO.” this song made it to number 2 on the Billboard charts…..and the singer of the song is JOEY SCARBURY…..get ready to sing along!!!

And, for our second TV theme song, we switch to a show that ran from 1974-1976….It was a song about “trucking” that starred CLAUDE AKINS and FRANK CONVERSE…..remember the show “MOVIN’ ON?”

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CLAUDE AKIN starred in the show….You might also remember him as “SHERIFF LOBO” on TV back in the 80’s……CLAUDE AKIN died in 1994 at the age of 67 due to cancer……

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FRANK CONVERSE co-starred on the show….He has been in numerous TV projects since them…He is now 75……..

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The theme song from “MOVIN’ ON” was actually a NUMBER ONE country hit back in 1975 and was performed by the legendary MERLE HAGGARD….See if you remember this…..

7. I was thinking about my Grandma Haaland the other day…..I was thinking about her cooking….There is nothing out there today like Grandma’s cooking back in the 70’s…..I would be there watching her make homemade doughnuts…..I got to eat the center part…..she made incredible banana cream pie, only rivaled by Max and Erma’s banana cream pie…..Her homemade applesauce was better than any I have ever tasted…….and she made a blueberry desert that made our mouths water…..My beautiful MAMA can make that blueberry desert just like Grandma did……AAAHH…THE MEMORIES……

8. Happy birthday wishes were going out yesterday to the great FATS DOMINO…he turned 86 yesterday……..I remember great music by this legend……

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check out this incredible photo with RAY CHARLES and “THE KILLER” JERRY LEE LEWIS….

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FATS DOMINO made headlines a few years back during “HURRICANE KATRINA” in LOUISIANA back in 2005…..FATS chose to stay in his house, mainly because of his wife’s poor health…..He was presumed dead, even causing one fan to write “R.I.P. FATS” on his house!!! Well, needless to say, FATS DOMINO and his family were rescued….some say he was on the roof of his home…..don’t know if that’s true or not……..

here’s FATS DOMINO recently….Happy 86th!!!

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and, of course, we have to play a couple by this legend…..OVER 35 TOP TEN RECORDS…..many of them “GOLD” records with sales over one million copies……

Here’s the all time classic “BLUEBERRY HILL.”

and here’s one that I played the heck out of on my turntable when I was a kid….Mom and Dad had this song and I loved it!!! it’s called “DON’T COME KNOCKIN”…..

9. My main inspiration for getting into radio has a birthday today….actor HOWARD HESSEMAN turns 74 today….He was “DR. JOHNNY FEVER” on the TV show “W.K.R.P. IN CINCINNATI”….loved that show…It honestly is the reason I got into radio……I tried to pattern my show after “JOHNNY FEVER”….I felt that people needed to be entertained in the morning….people needed to wake up….so, I got wild and crazy……just like JOHNNY….

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HOWARD HESSEMAN also starred in “HEAD OF THE CLASS”…..

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Here’s HOWARD HESSEMAN today at 74…….

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He apparently doesn’t smile much anymore…ha ha…..

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10. And finally, a legendary actress turns 84 today…it’s the beautiful JOANNE WOODWARD……

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Most people know that she was part of “Hollywood royalty” from her marriage to PAUL NEWMAN….

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the great PAUL NEWMAN died back in 2008 at the age of 83 from lung cancer……

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Here’s JOANNE WOODWARD today at 84……..

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11. JOKE OF THE DAY:

There were three guys in a bar boasting about the amount of control they have over their wives after getting drunk. One said my wife never says no to me, the second one says my wife always says yes to me. After a while one of the first two turns to the third and says, “well, what about you, what sort of control do you have over your wife?” The third fellow says “I’ll tell you. Just the other night my wife came to me on her hands and knees.” The first two guys were amazed. “What happened then?” They asked. She said, “get out from under the bed and fight like a man”.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY!!!

JAY DEAN

Right after I posted my blog this morning I found out that a Hollywood great passed away…….Actor, director, writer HAROLD RAMIS died at the age of 69…..He apparently had some health problems in recent months.

The ironic thing for me is that I just watched “STRIPES” last night at home….It’s a movie he not only starred in, but also co-wrote……

You want to see impressive? CHECK THIS OUT…..

HAROLD RAMIS co-wrote “GHOSTBUSTERS” and “STRIPES.” He was also one of three screenwriters for the legendary classic “NATIONAL LAMPOONS ANIMAL HOUSE.”…..if that’s not enough, here’s some more information for you……HAROLD RAMIS was a writer/director in movies such as “CADDYSHACK”, “NATIONAL LAMPOONS VACATION,” “GROUNDHOG DAY”, “ANALYZE THIS”, “MULTIPLICITY” and dozens of other movies……….

I know that you’ll remember HAROLD RAMIS…..

Here he is with his “GHOSTBUSTERS” sidekicks BILL MURRAY and DAN AYKROYD….

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BILL MURRAY was a common theme with HAROLD RAMIS…..here they are in “STRIPES.”

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and, guess what? one more with BILL MURRAY….HAROLD played a neurologist in the hit movie “GROUNDHOG DAY.”

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And one thing I either forgot, or didn’t know is that HAROLD RAMIS was one of the original writers in the great show called “SCTV.” or “SECOND CITY TV.” The cast in this groundbreaking show included MARTIN SHORT, RICK MORANIS, DAVE THOMAS, JOHN CANDY, EUGENE LEVY, JOE FLAHERTY, ANDREA MARTIN and so many more…..it was a sketch comedy show that had legendary bits in it, including the origin of “BOB AND DOUG MCKENZIE” played by RICK MORANIS AND DAVE THOMAS….

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Even though HAROLD RAMIS isn’t a household name, he will be remembered for writing/producing or starring in some of the greatest movies of the past few decades…….

Thank you HAROLD RAMIS for contributing so much to the entertainment business, and to our lives in general thru your movies…….

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RELAX….I’M GIVING THEM A “THUMBS UP.”

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1. LET’S DO SOME CRAZY STUFF…

I pray this guy didn’t eat chili the night before!!!

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ADMIT IT…YOU LOOKED!!!!

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wow…the person who decorates at this nursing home SHOULD BE FIRED!!!

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yep…this is how my Monday is going……

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YEP…THIS SHOULD RELIEVE SOME STRESS…..

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and finally, YEP, I WANT THIS!!!

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2. Well, the Olympics are over……no big deal to me…….In fact, all I watched was HOCKEY….USA HOCKEY….very disappointed in what they did…especially the blowout for the bronze….anyway….

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YEP….LET’S DO THIS!!! my favorite team, the MINNESOTA WILD are going to be pushing for the playoffs during the last portion of the season….I am proud to announce that I have tickets for me and my boys for early April against my son Tyler’s favorite team, the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS….the only problem was that I played thru the nose for them……..

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3. We lost a couple of celebrities over the weekend….veteran NBC newsman GARRICK UTLEY died at the age of 74….he was with NBC for decades……

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and, sadly, the last surviving “VON TRAPP” family member is dead….these are not the movie kids, but the REAL VON TRAPP family…..the movie “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” was, of course, based on this family…..

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MARIA VON TRAPP died this weekend at the age of 99…yeah, 99…wow…..here she is recently, including one of her pointing herself out on the family picture….

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4. speaking of “THE SOUND OF MUSIC”, that movie will go down in my top ten favorite of all time…..Our beloved band director at LANGFORD, TERRY OSBORNE, rented a theater in SIOUX FALLS when we were down there for marching band….our entire band sat there anticipating what movie was going to start…..when it started, a few people booed….but when it was done, EVERYBODY CHEERED…what a tremendous movie……

recently the original cast members got together for a mini reunion…here’s their picture….

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5. the fabulous actor ABE VIGODA turns 93 today…yep, he’s still around…remember him from “BARNEY MILLER” and “FISH?” I always thought he looked so crabby, but he had a great personality….here is the birthday boy years ago and recently…..

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remember the hilarious ABE VIGODA commercial for “SNICKERS?” with, of course, the beautiful BETTY WHITE…..

6. a popular singer from the 70’s and 80’s has a birthday today….RUPERT HOLMES turns 67 today….I’m sure you remember his hits…including a massive number one…..

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here’s the follow up to that big hit…..

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and, yet a THIRD song from his debut album……

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here’s RUPERT HOLMES today at 67……

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7. I WON’T DISAPPOINT…of course I’ll play some music…..

here’s the song that EVERYBODY can sing along with….”ESCAPE”….otherwise known as “THE PINA COLADA SONG.”

I personally thought the song that came out after “ESCAPE” was just as good….if not, dare I say, better? here’s “HIM.”

and here’s the third song off the album…it didn’t do as well as the other two songs, but was good, nonetheless…..it’s “ANSWERING MACHINE.”

8. a very beautiful woman has a birthday tomorrow….actress KAREN GRASSLE turns 72….you probably best know her for playing the gorgeous “CAROLINE INGALLS” on “LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE.” yes, she was the matriarch of the family……

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KAREN GRASSLE is still a beautiful woman at 72……

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9. So, that salute had me thinking about the rest of the cast…let’s find out where they are today……

we’ll start out with “PA INGALLS.” most of us know that MICHAEL LANDON died of cancer back in 1991…in fact, he announced that he was dying on the “TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON.” he was on the show only TWO MONTHS before he died…..MICHAEL LANDON is also known for playing “LITTLE JOE CARTWRIGHT” on “BONANZA.”

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And, MICHAEL LANDON teamed up with his “LITTLE HOUSE” co-star VICTOR FRENCH on the tv show “HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN.”

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I was SO IN LOVE with the actress who played “MARY.” Her name is MELISSA SUE ANDERSON….her eyes about killed me every time I saw her….MELISSA is now 51……

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the “star” of the show as MELISSA GILBERT who played “HALF PINT” or “LAURA INGALLS.” she was played by the beautiful actress MELISSA GILBERT…I always known when her birthday is…..it’s three days after mine…..May 8th…..in fact, MELISSA will turn FIFTY three days after I turn FIFTY….

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As with a lot of shows, “LITLE HOUSE” used a set of twins to play the youngest daughter “CARRIE.” their names are LINDSAY AND SIDNEY GREENBUSH…..they are now 43…..and yes they’re twins…and YES THEY WERE BORN ON THE SAME DAY….ha ha

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and finally, actor MATTHEW LABYORTEAUX played “ALBERT INGALLS.” he is now 47…..

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10. IS IT THE NFL SEASON YET? SHEESH…HURRY UP!!!

11. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A man and his wife enter a dentist’s office. The wife says “I need a tooth pulled. No gas or Novocain — I’m in a terrible hurry. Just pull the tooth as quickly as possible.” “You’re a brave woman,” says the dentist. “Now, show me which tooth it is.” The wife turns to her husband and says, “Open your mouth and show the dentist which tooth it is, dear.”

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY MY FRIENDS….

JAY DEAN

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1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN….

okay, these parents are SERIOUS…..

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I’m a guy….THIS WOULD BE FUN….

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I have gone to “DISNEY ON ICE” quite a few times….this would have been disturbing…ha ha

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all I can say about the next one is…KEEP THE BACON COMING!!!

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living in a winter wonderland all my life, I can honestly say…THIS WOULD SUCK BADLY….

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and finally, this wife is ready…..I’m glad I don’t do the late night thing……

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2. Well, by all accounts, “THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON” is going to be a hit….I recorded it to watch it this week, but I did see a big of it this morning on Facebook……WHAT A CAVALCADE OF STARS…if you have time, check this out…….

JIMMY FALLON is a funny guy…I would have never thought he would host the “TONIGHT SHOW”, but it sounds like he will bring a different kind of comedy to late night…..his other late night show was very creative, and I think “TONIGHT SHOW” fans will embrace JIMMY FALLON….however, I think the best late night host is CRAIG FERGUSON….love his style of smart-alek comedy…

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3. HOCKEY TIME…wow…the USA men’s and women’s hockey teams are kicking butt and taking names in the OLYMPICS…..I’ve only watched a few minutes of the women’s team because I’ve been working during those times…however, I have watched a bunch of the men’s team……the game this past Saturday morning was INCREDIBLE….the USA team beat RUSSIA in SEVEN SHOOTOUT ROUNDS….yeah…SEVEN…I was supposed to be at work, but couldn’t leave my tv at home…ha ha…..

The team that most impresses me, though, is SLOVENIA….they are rolling toward the gold medal round, but LISTEN TO THIS…if this doesn’t impress you, I don’t know what will……

***SLOVENIA has NEVER appeared before in the men’s OLYMPIC hockey tournament….

***SLOVENIA came into the tournament as the lowest ranked team in the OLYMPICS….

***SLOVENIA only had 150 players to choose their OLYMPIC team from…and only one NHL player on their team….

***SLOVENIA has only SEVEN pro rinks in their country, and TWO don’t have roofs on them…….

It’s kind of hard not to cheer for this team…..unless they play the USA….

4. we missed a birthday yesterday…actor HAL HOLBROOK turned 89 yesterday…yep…he’s still rolling along……check out this early picture of HAL….

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I remember HAL HOLBROOK doing a fantastic performance as ABRAHAM LINCOLN in the 1974 miniseries “LINCOLN.”

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and he does a tremendous MARK TWAIN….

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and did you know that HAL HOLBROOK was married to DIXIE CARTER of the tv show “DESIGNING WOMEN?” yep….unfortunately DIXIE died in 2010 at the age of 70…..

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happy 89th to a great actor……here’s HAL HOLBROOK in the recent times……looking great for 89…..

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5. another great actor is also 89….GEORGE KENNEDY turns 89 today…..you probably remember him from numerous roles including the “AIRPORT” movies back in the 70’s including “AIRPORT 77.”

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remember the 1975 tv show “THE BLUE KNIGHT?” I used to really like that show…….

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a lot of the younger generation will remember GEORGE KENNEDY from the “NAKED GUN” movie series starring LESLIE NIELSEN….

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here’s GEORGE KENNEDY today at 89….happy birthday sir…..

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GEORGE KENNEDY has appeared in dozens and dozens of other projects way too numerous to mention….

6. An ageless beauty is celebrating a birthday today….CYBILL SHEPHERD turns 64 today…..CYBILL started out as a beauty queen and a model…..GORGEOUS….

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CYBILL SHEPHERD has appeared in many projects including the movie “THE LAST PICTURE SHOW”, and of course, the tv show “MOONLIGHTING” with BRUCE WILLIS….

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CYBILL SHEPHERD still makes appearances in the tv show “PSYCH”…..here’s CYBILL SHEPHERD today at 64……

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7. Well, another Valentine’s Day is history….I hope you had a great time with your lover!!! my beautiful wife and I went to see a movie that night….She let me pick, so I picked a love story because of the special day….I chose “LABOR DAY” starring JOSH BROLIN and KATE WINSLET…..

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you will notice a December 25th release date…yeah, that didn’t happen…..

8. we are going to start a new featured called “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO?” should be fun…I am going to pick some really obscure celebrities……today? NIPSEY RUSSELL….

NIPSEY RUSSELL was known for his trademark “rhymes”…..he also was a game show guest all over the place including “MATCH GAME”, “HOLLYWOOD SQUARES”, and of course, the numerous “PYRAMID” game shows…..

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NIPSEY also played the “TIN MAN” in the movie “THE WIZ” with MICHAEL JACKSON, DIANA ROSS and more….

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NIPSEY RUSSELL died October 2nd, 2005 at the age of 87….he sure didn’t look 87….here’s NIPSEY RUSSELL late in life, including a picture with SOUPY SALES….by the way, NIPSEY’S ashes were scattered in the ATLANTIC OCEAN….

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9. The weather has been cooperating the last couple of days….we approached 40 in the area yesterday, with some areas passing 40…..today is supposed to be nice, with, of course, a chance of sleet, snow and rain…and windy, naturally…..They are saying tomorrow is supposed to be the best day by far…..SUNNY AND 45…and guess what? I’M OFF TOMORROW TO DO CHURCH WORK…..

***I heard on TV the other day that 49 states had snow on the ground the other day…..INCREDIBLE….you would guess that HAWAII was the state with no snow? WRONG…HAWAII had snow in the upper mountains, which seems unheard of…..the one state with no snow? FLORIDA…..

10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

a young man didn’t know what to do with his life so he prayed…He felt that the answer he got was to go to the local monastery to become a monk….so, this gentleman heads in to talk to the “head monk.” also, I believe, called “THE ABBOTT”…..the head monk tells him that each person receives a vow they must do, and he has chosen the vow of silence for this young man…the bossman told him “you will be able to say TWO WORDS on the anniversary of the day you started….so, a year from now, you get TWO WORDS…choose them wisely.” So, a year passes and the man is brought into the office and told that he can utter his two words…the man say, “BED HARD.” the head monk says, “oh, I’m sorry about that, i’ll check into that.” The second year rolls around and the man is brought in for his two words…this time he says “FOOD COLD.” and the head monk says “I didn’t know that…i’ll check into that.” And so, the third year rolls around and the man is brought into the office for his two words….this time he utters, “I QUIT.” and the head monk says, “I’m not surprised, you’ve been complaining since you got here.”

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

JAY DEAN

I WOULD AGREE WITH THIS……WITH ALL MY MIND BODY AND SOUL…HA HA….

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1. with VALENTINES DAY coming up shortly, let’s check out a couple of LOVELY funnies…..

yep…this guy is a goner…..

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ummm…I have really nothing to say about this ad in a paper….other than, WOW!!!!

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here’s some great advice!!! TAKE THAT RUSSIA…..ha ha…

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aaahh, yes…the good old wisdom of DWIGHT from “THE OFFICE.” I miss that show…..

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for some, this next one hits home…..

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and finally, in one word…YUCK….(this could make for a hairy experience….)

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there’s a really good chance you’re going to find a hair in your soup……

2. we begin the day with some sad news……

EVERYBODY’S SWEETHEART has died…..actress and activist SHIRLEY TEMPLE BLACK died last evening at the age of 85…..

get this….SHIRLEY TEMPLE received more fan mail than GRETA GARBO….and she was photographed more than PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT…..what an absolute cutie….

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and, she obviously was a beautiful teenager as well…..

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here’s some fairly recent pictures of SHIRLEY TEMPLE BLACK…..I believe these are a couple of years ago……..RIP beautiful lady……

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3. how could we possibly bid farewell to SHIRLEY TEMPLE BLACK without one more trip on the “GOOD SHIP LOLLYPOP.”

4. we also bid a fond farewell to actor RICHARD BULL….don’t know the name? well, you’ll know the character…..

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that’s right, RICHARD BULL played the loveable MR. OLESON on “LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE.” he was the kind and gentle store owner who had to put up with his snooty wife, and bratty kids NELLIE AND WILLIE……RICHARD BULL was 85 years old……..

here he is recently with actress ALISON ARNGRIM who played “NELLIE.”

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5. I was shocked to hear that talk show host JENNY JONES won in the Olympics the other day…..

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and I was even more shocked to hear that comedian JIMMIE WALKER won a major golf tournament…..

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obviously it’s not true, but I found it funny that one quick sports update mentioned two celebrity names that are also sporting names….I laughed out loud when I thought about that……

here’s the truth….the very cute 33 year old JENNY JONES because the first athlete EVER from GREAT BRITAIN to win a medal for an event IN THE SNOW…..wow…that’s hard to believe…..

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and, golfer JIMMY WALKER won the “PEBBLE BEACH” tournament this weekend…..

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6. we, as sports fans can be really stupid…..and then there’s REALLY REALLY STUPID…that’s what happened this past weekend….

OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOY’S player MARCUS SMART has been suspended three games for shoving TEXAS TECH “fan” JEFF ORR….there have been conflicting reports of what was said….some say that the “N” word was used….someone said the idiot fan shouted something like “GO BACK TO AFRICA.” and the fan says all he says was “YOU’RE A PIECE OF CRAP.” it doesn’t matter what was said…..this idiot fan was in the wrong….SHUT YOUR MOUTH….these kids are KIDS…college kids…they’re not getting paid to play……here’s my advice to MR. ORR….go ahead and open your big trap to LEBRON JAMES at a MIAMI HEAT game…….tell him that he’s “A PIECE OF CRAP.” and then see what happens…..sounds like you need a good butt kicking……the “fan” has voluntarily pulled himself out of attending any more games this year….a couple of ESPN analysts think that the move he had proves he might have said something worse…..that maybe he feels getting out of the picture will let things simmer down……

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both people are in the wrong…the player needs to learn to control him emotions, because he’s going to get comments at every away game……HOWEVER, this “IDIOT FAN” needs to shut his mouth…your paid ticket price does not give you the right to slander innocent players……and, I have a sneaky suspicion that you’ve done this many many times before……fans can be crazy…I have been at high school games where people have been thrown out of the gym for their comments…HIGH SCHOOL GAMES……

sports is important, but the sun rises the next day whether you win or lose……..people need to treat sports for what it is……an “EXTRA curricular activity.” SPORTS IS FUN….SPORTS IS ADRENALIN FILLED….but let’s remember this……in high school and college, they are KIDS playing what they love to do…..go to games…shut your mouth and enjoy their talents……

7. with working full time at PIERSON FORD and taking care of THREE churches, the situations don’t leave a lot of “quality Jay time” for myself….one of the only things I do is play with my JUKEBOX…..I love my jukebox….I am stacking it full of country classics right now, and I shake the windows of the house when I’m playing it…..

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thanks to EBAY, I am finding old country songs that I have been looking to find for a long long time…..this weekend I added two songs…I want to see if you remember them……

BILLIE JO SPEARS had a 1970’s country song that I went crazy over…it’s called “WHAT I’VE GOT IN MIND.”

and, MARGO SMITH had a remake of a pop classic called “SAVE ALL YOUR KISSES FOR ME.”

it’s the little things in life that make me happy…MUSIC has always been the thing that has pulled me out of hours of darkness….MUSIC has saved me hundreds of times…….

8. guess who’s having a birthday today? actor BURT REYNOLDS turns 78 today…..goodness gracious…..

BURT REYNOLDS was a college football star…did you know that?

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and then, he made a very famous football movie…..

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did you know that at one time BURT REYNOLDS was considered to be a “JAMES BOND?” yep…that’s what I read this morning…….I think he would have been terrific….he would have brought a cool cockiness to the character……

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of course, BURT REYNOLDS will forever been known for his hit movies with SALLY FIELD, JERRY REED and JACKIE GLEASON…the great “SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT” series……

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I can’t believe that BURT REYNOLDS is pushing EIGHTY….but, we all age…and he certainly has……

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9. by the way, my “DREAM CAR” is a 1978 or 1979 TRANS AM…like in the movie….black, with T-tops and the bird on the front…..if any of you want to sell yours, get a hold of me…ha ha….

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10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

a dim-witted guy walks into a lumberyard to buy two-by-fours….he walks up to the clerk and tells him what he needs….the sales clerk asks, “how long do you need them?” the guy said…”I don’t know…let me check.” and he proceeds to use his cell phone to make a call….a couple of minutes later, the customers hangs up, looks at the sales clerk and says, “I guess we need them for a pretty long time…we’re building a house.”

HILARIOUS……HAVE A GREAT DAY….

JAY DEAN

HEY…A NEW WAY OF THINKING….

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1. READY TO LAUGH? HERE WE GO…..

sadly enough, I think I have ALL of these issues with my car…I mean, body…..

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UMMM…NOW WHAT THE HECK DO I DO?

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do you know how much a chicken’s surgery costs? A COUPLE OF BAWCKS……

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SERIOUSLY? MCDONALDS CAN DO THIS?

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yep…it would be a catastrophe without computers…..

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2. GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS?

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that’s right, its OLYMPICS TIME…In beautiful SOCHI, IDAHO……no wait…it’s SOCHI, RUSSIA…….my mistake…..here’s the deal…absolutely no disrespect intended, but I don’t watch the Olympics…..never have…..I can’t tell you why, I have just never gotten into them….don’t get me wrong…I RESPECT what the people have done to train…..I ADMIRE what they are doing, and I CELEBRATE when they win, but I just don’t watch them….my wife on the other hand? I’m surprised she doesn’t take days off from work to watch it……

3. So……I am having youth group last night at my church in HECLA, SOUTH DAKOTA…..and I am doing “Valentine’s Day trivia.” don’t know what this next one has to do with that, other than the man has a name of VALENTINE…but, I found it interesting…….

a man named VALENTINE TAPLEY, who was a democrat, hated republicans…..and he despised ABRAHAM LINCOLN….in fact, when LINCOLN was running for President, TAPLEY announced that “if Lincoln wins, I will never shave again.” well, LINCOLN WON….and VALENTINE TAPLEY never shaved again…it’s true…..

when this man died in 1910, his beard had grown to 12 FOOT SIX INCHES….yep…and I have a picture to verify the story…..

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I know a couple of celebrities who were going to leave AMERICA if a certain man was named President….they didn’t uphold their end of the bargain…DANG IT….they should have taken a page from the book of VALENTINE TAPLEY…..

4. in the “I thought she had died” category for today, it’s ZSA ZSA GABOR’S birthday……she turns 97 today….you heard the stories right…she has been at death’s door many many times, but has always survived…obviously……

anyway, we want to salute this grand ole woman during her 97th birthday….ZSA ZSA GABOR has been an actress, singer, Broadway star…all of it….and did you know, A BEAUTY QUEEN? that’s right, Miss GABOR was “MISS HUNGARY 1936.”

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such a beautiful woman…..

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here are a couple of recent pictures of the birthday girl……we absolutely wish her the very best in her final stages of this life!!!

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5. remember “B.J. HUNNICUTT” on the hit tv show M*A*S*H? well, his character was played by actor MIKE FARRELL…..MIKE turns 75 today…yeah, I said SEVENTY FIVE…wow…where did the time go?

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in recent years, MIKE FARRELL has become an activist for a lot of causes…mostly human rights…and, he was awarded PETA’S humanitarian award back in 2001….here’s MIKE FARRELL recently…

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6. Well, one of the “WALTON BOYS” is having a birthday today….JON WALMSLEY played the song “JASON WALTON” on the hit tv show “THE WALTONS.”

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evidently the music he played on the tv show was for real, because JON has been involved in music since them….he has played with the likes of MERLE HAGGARD, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, THE BEACH BOYS, RICHARD MARX and dozens of other stars……he also was the original voice of CHRISTOPHER ROBIN on “WINNIE THE POOH.” here’s JON WALMSLEY today at 58……

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7. speaking of “THE WALTONS”, I thought I would share a cool picture of them at a reunion in the last couple of years…….of course, we all know the family by heart…..

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the show starred RALPH WAITE as “JOHN WALTON” the papa, and MISS MICHAEL LEARNED as the mom, “OLIVIA WALTON.” you may remember that when they showed the credits of the show, she was listed as “MISS MICHAEL LEARNED”…that’s so some people weren’t confused about her being a man or woman…….

here’s a picture of their 40th anniversary reunion a couple of years ago….I thought that papa RALPH was on there, too, but I didn’t see him…so, I put another picture of him on here….by the way, RALPH WAITE is 85….MISS MICHAEL LEARNED is 74…..

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8. I don’t watch “THE BIGGEST LOSER”, because, as you’ve heard me say before, “I DON’T WATCH REALITY SHOWS…MY REALITY IS HARD ENOUGH.”

anyway, my beautiful wife watches the show…….and after they named this year’s winner, the debate started….is she TOO SKINNY? this years winner is 24 year old RACHEL FREDERICKSON….are you ready for this?

SHE LOST 155 POUNDS…YEAH…155……(she basically lost a Backstreet Boy…)

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heck, I thought she was pretty hot and beautiful when she was larger…….so, what do you think? is she “too skinny?” is losing that much weight hard on you? here’s my deal…I DON’T CARE…it’s her life…..the only thing is, I think sometimes these reality shows go into “dark waters.” One of these days, someone is going to die on a reality show, and all hell will break loose…..until then, sit back, grab some popcorn and watch someone else’s misery…….

9. JOKE OF THE DAY:

There was once a man who was in a bar, terribly drunk. The bartender noticed this, and when he asked for another beer, the bartender politely told him that he was too drunk to be served another drink. The man leaves. He walks in the side door and asks the bartender for a beer. A little frustrated, the bartender repeats the answer he said before. The man leaves. He then comes in the other side door, walks to the bartender and asks for a beer. The bartender is annoyed, and tells the man he is too drunk and to get a ride home and leave his bar. He leaves. He then comes in the BACK door, comes the the bartender, and before he can say a word, the bartender explodes at him. “I told you already, you are way to drunk, you can not have another beer! Get out of my bar!” Disgruntled, the man looks at the bartender and asks, “GEEZ, MAN…HOW MANY BARS DO YOU WORK AT?”

HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY MY FRIENDS….

JAY DEAN