my beautiful wife and I went to the movies the other night……I almost didn’t want to go because I gave up pop for Lent, and I really struggle eating popcorn with water…Anyway, we went to see “GOD’S NOT DEAD”…..my opinion? AWESOME…INCREDIBLE…MUST SEE…..actor KEVIN SORBO plays a fantastic role in this movie as a professor who doesn’t believe….He really played the character to the maximum…….

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This movie even has a cameo by part of the ROBERTSON family from “DUCK DYNASTY.”

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It’s nice to see a few Christian movies out there…”SON OF GOD.” “GOD’S NOT DEAD.” and “NOAH” starting soon….HOLLYWOOD has no trouble putting out movies about the enemy and blood and guts, but finally someone is standing up and putting out some movies for the Christian segment of the world…..KUDOS…….

WHATEVER!!!! two nice days in a row….five cold, snowy days in a row…C’MON OLD LADY NATURE…..PICK A SEASON AND GO WITH IT!!!!!

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1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN…..

ummm….yeah….I’ve pulled worms out of the ground, but I am NOT doing this!!!!!!

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maybe someone should take their own advice!!!!

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This would probably be my Mom back in the 70’s with us kids…..ha ha….

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a great line from “SPACE BALLS.” “WHAT’S THE MATTER COLONEL SANDERS? CHICKEN?”

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And finally, some wisdom…possibly…..

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2. CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IMMEDIATELY AT OUR HOUSE…..

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My wife said, “how lazy do you have to be that you can’t open a bottle?” true…true…..

3. With birthday number 50 about five weeks away, I have been thinking about some things….The main thing is this….I DON’T WANT TO GET AN “AARP” CARD IN THE MAIL….I already have some friends who turned 50 and they said they have their cards……NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT…..Does that mean I get to be like some older people and stand by the cash register at food places and argue over a dime?

4. Some sad news…..Actor James Rebhorn died a few days ago…….you might be saying, “WHO?” Well, I admit that the name JAMES REBHORN is not a household name, but I guarantee you will recognize his face…..He had been in over 100 tv shows and movies…….including playing FRANK MATHISON recently on the hit tv show “HOMELAND.”

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He played BEN STILLER’S wise cracking father in law in the movie “MEET THE PARENTS.”

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He was also in the movie “SCENT OF A WOMAN.”

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Another one of his famous roles was in the movie “MY COUSIN VINNY.” JAMES REBHORN died last Friday at the age of 65 from melanoma, which he has had since 1992….Here’s a recent picture of him….

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5. we have done this before, and we’ll do it again…ladies and gentlemen…FIVE MORE OF THE WORST ALBUM COVERS….EVER!!!!

The only thing I have to say to this is……WHAT?

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I can’t imagine what songs are on this album…..

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Here’s an album that really “DELIVERS.” Wow…that was bad even for me……

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As if we haven’t plugged KFC enough already……

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This HAS TO BE church ladies singing hymns, right?

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6. I CAN’T WAIT FOR FRIDAY NIGHT…..my TENNESSEE VOLS men’s basketball team is in the “SWEET SIXTEEN.” They play MICHIGAN on Friday night…Should be one heck of a game….All I can say is “GO BIG ORANGE.”

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And to make matters even more fun, our women’s basketball team is still cruising, too….It’s a great time to be a VOLS FAN!!!

7. My MINNESOTA WILD had better get their heads out of you no where…..They need to keep winning to make the playoffs, PLUS, the boys and I are going to see them on April 5th, so they had better be ready to win!!! The WILD won in overtime the other night, and then were CRUSHED last night….UP AND DOWN…That has been their season this year…..

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I might even have a man crush on a new addition to the MINNESOTA WILD….It’s MATT MOULSON…He has been superb since joining the team…..alright…LET’S GO WILD…..Turn this baby around and put a huge winning streak together…..

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8. Oh, and ONE MORE ALBUM….This one is quite possibly the CREEPIEST album cover I have ever seen….Where is “DATELINE NBC” when you need them?

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9. Singer NICK LOWE turned 65 this past Monday…..Don’t know the name? Well, you’ll know his big big hit!!!

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Did you know that NICK LOWE was once married to JUNE CARTER CASH’S daughter CARLENE CARTER? She is also the daughter of country legend CARL SMITH, and she was a country star in her own right back in the 90’s with numerous hits…..

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Here are a couple of pictures of NICK LOWE recently…..

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10. okay…CRANK UP THE SPEAKERS….I truly believe that this was one of the absolute BEST songs of 1979….NICK LOWE and “CRUEL TO BE KIND.”

He also had a hit that most of you will recognize…”I KNEW THE BRIDE WHEN SHE USED TO ROCK AND ROLL.”

NICK LOWE also had one of the most clever album titles ever….a greatest hits album called “16 ALL TIME LOWES.” love it…..

11. JOKE OF THE DAY:

I heard that a leper was in a bad car accident the other day….He apparently forgot to take his foot off the accelerator…….

GROAN……HERE’S A BETTER ONE…..(one of my favorites…)

A man goes skydiving. After a fantastic free fall he pulls the rip cord to open his parachute but nothing happens. He tries everything but can’t get it open. Just then another man flies by him, going UP. The skydiver yells, “Hey, you know anything about parachutes? The man replies, “No, you know anything about gas stoves?

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYBODY….

JAY DEAN

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DIDN’T THINK SPRING WOULD GET HERE THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!!!

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1. LET’S SHARE A LAUGH OR TWO!!!!

I must have gone thru DOZENS AND DOZENS OF THESE….

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I might patent these coffee cups…I could make a MINT….

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Here’s one that, probably, only music people will understand….still funny, though…..

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WOW….I am sure glad I didn’t go to this SKOOL…..

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I have done some stupid things in my life, and I continue to do so….THIS, HOWEVER, WOULD NOT BE ONE OF THEM…..

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WHERE THE HECK WAS THIS DOCTOR WHEN I WAS A KID?

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2. GREAT NEWS!!!! Since we last spoke, my WARNER MONARCHS girls basketball team won the STATE “B” TOURNAMENT IN SOUTH DAKOTA!!! It is the second straight year that they have won it, plus, they won the STATE ‘B’ VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY two years in a row……..

and the best news?

MY WARNER MONARCHS ARE NOW THE ONLY TEAM IN SOUTH DAKOTA SPORTS HISTORY TO WIN BACK TO BACK VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL TITLES IN THE SAME YEARS….isn’t that awesome? What an honor for these girls……I will tell you what….For being so successful, these girls are all friendly and grounded. They work together, and usually have different top scorers each game. They play a very unselfish game and that’s what makes champions!!!

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The championship game went overtime with my MONARCHS winning. IT WAS AWESOME FUN!!!!

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I had a great time on championship night with my sister KRISTA and my beautiful niece BRICELYN. Here we are together…Isn’t she a cutie pie?

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3. I love a good quote…..And next to YOGI BERRA, nobody has better quotes than the late great WILL ROGERS…..This is among my faves……

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True words…..

4. Oh, speaking of sports!!!!!

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My TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS men’s basketball team is in the big dance….March Madness has begun, and last night my VOLS took it to IOWA…Great game…It went into overtime, with my favorite team outscoring IOWA 14-1 in overtime……You normally don’t see teams dominate like that in overtime………KEEP GOING VOLS….I know it’s not going to last deep into the tourney, but until it ends, I will enjoy the ride…….

The even better news is my TENNESSEE VOLS women’s basketball team…..

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They are going to be tougher than nails, and have the chance to win YET ANOTHER national championship!!!! I LOVE MY VOLS!!!!

5. Here is a funny from Lenten Services last night at ST. JOHN’S in HECLA….. I was just finishing up the service and was going to introduce the last hymn. I decided that I would promote, once again, that next Wednesday’s service would rotate to TRINITY LUTHERAN in HOUGHTON….And I also announced that I will continue my sermon series about important people in the Easter story….so, I said, “This week we featured NICODEMUS….Next Wednesday we will feature……ummmm……ummmmm…wow, I JUST WENT BLANK.” To which everyone started giggling….And, so I finished with this….”NEXT WEEK WE WILL FEATURE SOME GUY FROM THE BIBLE.” This got a lot of laughs, and provided a good way to end a great service…..I am not afraid to laugh at myself…That’s how I got thru 25 years of radio…ha ha…..

6. I have a good friend named DANELLE who took her Papa to see country star JOHN CONLEE in WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA last week….I was planning on going, but I forgot about the show until I saw on Facebook that DANELLE was there….I was totally jealous…..What really made me jealous is that she got to see JOHN CONLEE sing one of my top ten favorite country songs OF ALL TIME….

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I just think that “ROSE COLORED GLASSES” is about the perfect country song….Great vocals…Powerful message….Waltz type theme to the song….PERFECT SONG……Before I play the song, here’s what JOHN CONLEE looks like today at 67 years old…..Including one with his famous glasses that he always wears while he sings that great song……

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7. And now, without further adieu, here’s JOHN CONLEE with “ROSE COLORED GLASSES.” I get goosebumps hearing this song……By the way, JOHN CONLEE is a former radio disc jockey, and a former MORTICIAN….Yeah…He jokes that he still keeps his license current in case this country music thing doesn’t work out….At least I THINK he’s kidding…….

8. Sad news since we last spoke…..A guy I featured a while back has died….Comedian DAVID BRENNER died at the age of 78 from that dreaded disease, cancer…..DAVID BRENNER made over 150 appearances on “THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON”, both as a guest and as a guest host……He was actually a favorite of JOHNNY CARSON….A lot of people loved his observational humor….

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Here’s a couple of later in life photos of DAVID BRENNER…THANK YOU MR. BRENNER FOR ALL OF THE LAUGHS….REST IN PEACE…..

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9. The very beautiful actress HOLLY HUNTER turns 56 today…….You probably remember her from many movies, but did you know that she got her start in the 1981 horror movie “THE BURNING?” She is on the left, obviously……

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HOLLY HUNTER won an ACADEMY AWARD for her role in the movie “THE PIANO.”

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She was incredible in “BROADCAST NEWS.”

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But, probably my favorite HOLLY HUNTER movie was with RICHARD DREYFUSS in the movie “ALWAYS.”

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Here is the gorgeous HOLLY HUNTER today at 56……

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10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

Little girl: “Why does Grandma say, ‘Cluck, cluck, cluck?'” Mother: “Because she thinks she’s a chicken.” Little girl: “Why don’t you tell her she’s not a chicken?” Mother: “Because we need the eggs.”

OR HOW ABOUT THIS ONE….

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!”

HAVE A GREAT DAY…

JAY DEAN

I apologize…work and church have been wild this week…Bear with me…A new blog is coming as soon as I can sit down and prepare it!!! And, as always, THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING JAY MART.”

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oh yeah!!!!FINALLY!!! We are looking for a high of 61 today…..just a few days ago we were shivering in our boots!!!

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1. GET READY TO LAUGH!!!!

I could not agree more with this…..WHY IS IT SO TOUGH?

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This one is short, sweet and to the point……

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Okay, you folks know me pretty well….This next one is TOTALLY my sense of humor……

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The headline would read “AT & T LOVES E.T.”…..

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PUCKER UP BABY!!!

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and finally, thank goodness it wasn’t the hamburger!!!

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2. It’s another installment of “OUR WORLD HAS GONE CRAZY.”

Did you hear about this? A two year old girl has been suspended from daycare for three days for bringing a CHEESE SANDWICH to the daycare….YEAH….how about that? This two year old’s Dad gave her a cheese sandwich, and like kids will do, she hid it to eat it later. Well, the rules state “no outside food allowed.” They say that’s because of food allergies among some of the kids…..Okay, I get that….I understand that rules should not be broken, so I do understand where the daycare is coming from….BUT, A TWO YEAR OLD? This child probably doesn’t even know what the situation is……Here is the culprit that caused all the pandemonium…..

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3. Not many people can say that their Grandfather is a CLOWN….Well, my Grandpa was funny and all, but not a clown……Cincinnati Reds pitcher TREVOR BELL can claim this, however….He is the Grandson of BOZO THE CLOWN….Yep, his Grandpappy was BOB BELL who played BOZO THE CLOWN on WGN-TV in CHICAGO from 1960-1984……

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BOZO’S Grandson also pays tribute to him with a tattoo……(I hope he doesn’t wear a squirting flower when he’s on the pitcher’s mound.)

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4. GAME SHOW HOSTS ARE DROPPING LIKE FLIES….Well, that’s probably not the appropriate way to say it but it’s true…….

First, “THE DATING GAMES” host, JIM LANGE died at the age of 81……..

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And, not so long after that, the host of “TREASURE HUNT”, and “JACKPOT” died….His name was GEOFF EDWARDS…..He was 83……..

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Here he is recently…He’s on the left……

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WINK MARTINDALE, wherever you are, STAY INSIDE…..DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING…….

5. This is one of the most horrible things I have seen and heard in many many years…..In fact, I shouldn’t even write about it, but I wanted to show you how low some people can go……”FAST AND THE FURIOUS” star PAUL WALKER died November 30th in a horrible horrible car crash that also started on fire….Well, some idiots are selling DEATH MEMORABILIA from the crash site……Yeah, no kidding….And, supposedly, these are the sunglasses that he was wearing……..

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It’s pathetic what some people will do to make money….How about this? Go out and get a REAL JOB and work hard for your money like everyone else!!! UNBELIEVABLE…….my question is, wouldn’t these items be charred beyond recognition? Yeah, they also are selling the fire extinguisher used at the site…..UNREAL….

6. ON TO BIGGER AND BRIGHTER NEWS!!!

I have a song that is, honestly, one of my favorite songs from growing up….I used to spend hours and hours and hours playing records in my Grandparent’s basement while the other kids were outside playing…..Apparently that’s where my love of music came from!!! One of the songs I used to wear the grooves off of was called “YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAINT ME A PICTURE” by GARY LEWIS AND THE PLAYBOYS……

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Remember a couple of their other big hits?

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I’m sure most of you know, but GARY LEWIS is the son of legendary comedian JERRY LEWIS…..It’s not his birthday today, but I wanted to salute him anyway….GARY LEWIS is now 68 years old….Here is a picture of the band recently, and one with his famous Papa…….

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7. OKAY, IT’S MUSIC TIME!!! I will save the best for last…ha ha….

Here’s the number one hit from GARY LEWIS AND THE PLAYBOYS called “THIS DIAMOND RING.”

And here it is!!! One of my faves from my childhood….I will let you in on a little secret….My jukebox at home is completely full of classic country records…….This song is one of only TWO songs from pop or rock and roll that made my jukebox right now….In fact, these next two are the ONLY two records to not leave my jukebox since I bought it around ten years ago…..

Here’s the awesome song “YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAINT ME A PICTURE.”

8. Isn’t it crazy that I featured TWO singers this week and both are on the LIBERTY label?

Are you curious about what the other song is that has never left my jukebox? It’s “YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO BE SO NICE” by THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL….Another in that category of favorite songs of my childhood…….

9. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A cat died and went to heaven. St. Peter said to the cat, “Is there anything I can do to make your stay here better?” The cat said, “I’ve been sleeping on a cold floor and I’d love a warm pillow to sleep on. St. Peter gave a pillow to the cat, and the cat headed off to bed. Later, some mice came to St. Peter. They wanted roller skates to get around faster so St. Peter gave them their skates and the mice went off. The next evening St. Peter checks in on the cat. “How was your night last night?” The cat said “That pillow you gave me is really nice, but what I like the most about heaven is the Meals on Wheels.”

HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE DAY AND AN AWESOME WEEKEND!!!

JAY DEAN

OH YEAH…I BELIEVE THIS….

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1. first and foremost, I want to wish a very happy 43rd birthday to my sister LISA…..Yep, today is my sister LISA’S birthday, in April it’s my brother Troy and my sister Krista, and in May it’s my 50th…..My brother Trevor is the only oddball in birthdays….He has to wait until October………

Here is a photo of my beautiful family…..This is my MAMA and her five kids….I am in the black in the back, and the birthday girl is in the bottom left next to MAMA…..

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2. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN…..

this guy looks a little “flushed.”

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OH NO…SAY IT’S NOT SO…..(one of my favorite comedians, by the way)

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I may have to steal this sign idea for my church……very creative…….

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hmmm…never thought of this….

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Geez…I have done some dumb things before, but this takes the cake….ha ha…..

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FRANKLY SCARLETT……..

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3. quote dear warm weather via bippityboppitybootumblr

I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE GOT MY LETTER!!! Yep, it’s been much warmer in our region the last couple of days….Just days ago I was outside with my hat on, my gloves on, my winter coat on, and my jacket pulled over my face to keep warm…..Today, I’m outside WITH NO COAT ON….gorgeous day……..

Yesterday my beautiful wife and I got to head outside in the warm weather….We walked four miles yesterday…..It felt so good…….I think I could have walked farther, which I should have taken advantage of, because, no doubt, I will get tired of walking very soon….ha ha……

4. There’s only one think I dislike more than the “FLO” commercials from “PROGRESSIVE.” And that’s when FLO SINGS!!!! Gives me the willy’s……ATTENTION FLO…YOU TEN MINUTES OF FAME ARE OVER……Being in the media business for 25 years, I understand how important commercials are….However, we seem to run certain “characters” into the ground……Like, oh, I don’t know….JARED FROM SUBWAY…..Yep, it’s time to get a new pitch person for “PROGRESSIVE.”

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By the way, the most creative commercials out there? GEICO….love their ads……

5. I’m sure you all know teenybopper legend BOBBY VEE…..

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He got his unreal start by filling in for BUDDY HOLLY, THE BIG BOPPER, AND RICHIE VALENS in FARGO-MOORHEAD, after the three stars were killed in the plane crash on “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED.” Well, things haven’t gone so well for BOBBY VEE….He is suffering from Alzheimers……sad……but, guess what? HE JUST RELEASED A BRAND NEW ALBUM…yep, the now 70 year old did ONE FINAL ALBUM called “THE ADOBE SESSIONS.” more about that soon…..

See if you remember a couple of BOBBY VEE hits……

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My MAMA used to have the biggest crush on this guy……..You probably also remember hits like “RUBBER BALL”, “THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES”, “MORE THAN I CAN SAY” and dozens more……

So, BOBBY VEE and his boys and band went to his studio in ST. JOSEPH, MINNESOTA and recorded “THE ADOBE SESSIONS.” I give him a lot of respect and admiration for doing this project, especially with that horrible disease…..But he did it…..In case you want to buy this CD, here’s the cover of it so you can recognize it…..

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And here is the legend, BOBBY VEE today at 70……

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6. I would like to play for you, my two favorite songs by BOBBY VEE….

here is my all time favorite song from him…My brothers and I like to sing three part harmony on this song…..”COME BACK WHEN YOU GROW UP.”

And here’s the classic “THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES.”

7. remember the show “MY TWO DADS?” Remember the theme song?

Did you know that one of the stars of the show, GREG EVIGAN co-wrote and sang the theme? Well, you know now!!!!

We are going to find out whatever happened to the three stars of the show…….

First, the cast photos….

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Let’s start out first with the beautiful STACI KEANAN who played “NICOLE.” She was only 12 years old when she was on the show……She played “NICOLE” from 1987-1990, and then from 1991-1998 she starred in “STEP BY STEP.”

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STACI KEANAN is now 38 years old and is drop dead gorgeous…..

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GREG EVIGAN played “JOEY.” You probably also remember him from the tv show “B.J. AND THE BEAR.”

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GREG EVIGAN is now 60 years old, and ladies, is quite THE HUNK….

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PAUL REISER played “MICHAEL” on the show……PAUL has appeared in dozens of projects since “MY TWO DADS”, but is probably most remembered for playing opposite HELEN HUNT on the hit tv show “MAD ABOUT YOU.”

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PAUL REISER is now 56 years old and every time I see him, he reminds me of my friend GRANT…..Here he is today….

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8. This just about broke my heart…..

A dad lost his son…….Evidently his son died at a very young age……The dad did something that absolutely brought tears to my eyes…..He took a note his son wrote and had it tattooed on him….IT BRINGS TEARS TO MY EYES….

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9. We are now three weeks away from my boys and I going to MINNEAPOLIS for a few days together…I seriously cannot spend enough time with my boys, and we are going to have a BLAST at that time….We have tickets to the MINNESOTA WILD VS. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS hockey game….My son TYLER cheers for the PENGUINS….my son MITCHELL cheers for the DETROIT RED WINGS, so I don’t know what the heck he will do…ha ha…..Both TYLER AND I are lobbying him to wear one of our jerseys….Of course, as you know, I am a huge MINNESOTA WILD fan…….

10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, “I bet you don’t know what day this is.” “Of course I do,” he irritatingly answered, going out the door to the office. At 11 AM, the doorbell rang, and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a bouquet of red roses. At 2 PM, a two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress. The woman couldn’t wait for her husband to come home. “First the flowers, then the chocolates, and then the dress!” she exclaimed. “I’ve never had a more wonderful ‘Independence day’ in all my life!”

ENJOY YOUR WEEK!!!

JAY DEAN

WELL, EVEN THOUGHT IT’S A “BIT WARMER”, I STILL FEEL THIS WAY……

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We are having a great month here at the dealership. We have oodles and oodles of new 2014 FORD’S on the lot…..(I bet you haven’t heard the word “oodles” for some time!!!) Anyway, I encourage you stop by and see our lineup……We have a little over 75 FORD F-150’S on the lot….that’s HUGE….plus a great lineup of the FORD EDGE, FORD FOCUS, FORD FUSION, FORD ESCAPE, FORD EXPLORER, FORD EXPEDITION….you name it, we have it….and our pre-owned lot is jammed with vehicles…PIERSON FORD carries every make and model on our used lot……

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1. LET’S GET CRAZY WITH TODAY’S FUNNIES….

here’s a little “LENTEN” temptation for all who gave this stuff up……

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so, THAT’S where Grandma went……

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CAMPING REMINDER…leave sleeping bags at home…..

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a little “mother in law” humor……

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now THIS is creative……

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THIS IS SO ADORABLE….AND FUNNY…..

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2. the Lenten season has begun…..my Diet Pepsi is a thing of the past….for now…..Yesterday was Ash Wednesday……My desire for a Diet Pepsi wasn’t huge yesterday, but it was there…anyway, I have been looking for “replacements” for me during this season…….Of course, most people say WATER should be it….I find water very boring….there are times that water tastes really good, but for the most part, I get bored after a few days……..With that said, I think I found my “replacement….”

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I put this on my Facebook page and have been getting MAULED by people telling me not to drink it……Well, it’s sugar free…..carb free…..calorie free……not bad…the only problem is the sodium…it’s, ummm…a WEE BIT high……Anyway, I will have a can once in awhile….I woke up this morning with that “caffeine withdrawal headache.” I came to work completely exhausted and ready for a nap at 8am….My little buddy Brad, conveniently tucked away in the back corner, said that I should try this drink…..not bad stuff…..The way I look at it is this…Something is going to kill me eventually…it might as well be something I like…..(my wife DESPISES that philosophy….)

3. happy birthday wishes are going out today to the great MICHELANGELO…..the creative person who painted and sculptured so many legendary items has a birthday today…….Now keep in mind that he died in 1564 at the ripe old age of 88…….That was quite a feat to live to 88 in those days……..how old would be be today?

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539….yep, FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE…..and probably wouldn’t look a day over 250………

4. RIDICULOUS STORY OF THE DAY: a California man is suing a casino in Lost Wages, ummm, I mean, LAS VEGAS….Why is he suing them? BECAUSE HE LOST $500,000 DOLLARS BECAUSE HE WAS DRUNK…yeah, because he was “passed out drunk.” He said that the casino should have cut him off in the shape that he was in…….

a couple of things….

****first of all, WHERE THE HECK DOES A GUY GET HALF A MILLION TO GAMBLE WITH? sheesh….apparently the casino “borrowed” it to him……seriously? they borrow that kind of money?

****secondly, you were there on your own will……As you became drunker, you could have stopped and gone to your room.

Sorry, no sympathy from this Norwegian…….

5. Did anybody hear about the school fire in DICKINSON, NORTH DAKOTA? Apparently the school is closed for the year because of heavy fire damage the other night…..Well, someone has been arrested in the fire at the school, which happened overnight…..who? THE PRINCIPAL…..seriously….THE PRINCIPAL….He’s being held on a huge bond, and officials say that have some pretty good evidence….I certainly don’t revel in anyone else’s pain, but I am so curious to hear the reasons for this fire…..

6. Have you heard the stories? NIAGARA FALLS HAS FROZEN….they are saying that the legendary waterfall is frozen solid. Apparently it happened in the early 1900’s as well….Here’s the scoop on it….Apparently, some of it is frozen….But officials at the head office say that “it’s not frozen.” Well, pictures prove otherwise…..I suppose if they say “it’s frozen”, tourists will stop coming….Actually, I have been to NIAGARA FALLS….it is absolutely breathtaking…..I would also go right now and see it frozen……check these pictures out……

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unusually cold weather has caused this….I found out that they dropped to TWO BELOW ZERO the other night……Once again, NO SYMPATHY FROM THIS NORWEGIAN……

7. WHERE ARE THEY NOW? let’s find out where MASON REESE is at…Remember him? He was a child star who was in commercials for Underwood Deviled Ham, Raisin Bran, Dunkin’ Donuts and many more……

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And, this little cutie was on “THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW” quite a bit……

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MASON REESE is now 48 years old….He is a restaurant entrepreneur in NEW YORK CITY….He is the owner of numerous businesses and, from what I hear, is highly respected in what he does….Here’s what MASON REESE looks like today……

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Want to see one of his commercials to jar your brain a bit?

MASON REESE co-hosted for a full week of “THE MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW”…check out this emotional goodbye….

8. Happy birthday wishes are going out to a founding member of “THE SUPREMES.” MARY WILSON, believe it or not, turns 70 today!!!! She founded the legendary MOTOWN group along with FLORENCE BALLARD, and, of course, DIANA ROSS……They had some great music, too….

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“THE SUPREMES” were voted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME back in 1988…..Here’s MARY WILSON today….Gorgeous at 70……

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9. And now, in honor of birthday number 70, enjoy a couple of “SUPREME” hits…..

10. And finally, actor DANIEL J. TRAVANTI turns 74 on Friday……remember him? He played CAPTAIN FRANK FURILLO on the fantastic tv show “HILL STREET BLUES.”

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Here he is with “HILL STREET BLUES” co-stars VERONICA HAMEL and MICHAEL CONRAD….

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DANIEL J. TRAVANTI, at last check, was still doing wonderfully….Here he is recently……

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11. JOKE OF THE DAY:

A dog goes to a telegraph office and dictates a message. ‘Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof.’ The operator reads it back then says, ‘Y’ know, we charge per ten words. You could have an extra ‘woof’ for free.’ And to that, the dog says “no thanks.”

OR HOW ABOUT THIS ONE…

Two old guys from a senior center were sipping lemonade on the porch when one asks the other, “Ralph, I’m 92 years old and even my aches have pains. You must be close to my age. How are you feeling?” Ralph says, “Like a brand new baby.” “No kidding! Like a brand new baby?” “Yep. No teeth, no hair, and wet diapers.”

HAVE A TERRIFIC REST OF THE WEEK AND WEEKEND MY FRIENDS….

JAY DEAN