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Sadly, I think I can relate to this one.


This one should be obvious, but for some reason we need to still point it out!


I got a kick out of this one.


How about a little “holy humor?”


I feel for this next guy. I doubt I could keep my mouth shut.  Ha ha!


This next one made me giggle out loud!


2.  Time for a “name the Mother” segment.  This one is going to be incredibly easy!  Especially when Mama is standing right next to her!


This is Sophie Von HASELBERG, obviously the daughter of Bette Midler.  I guarantee you one thing.  Even if Bette hadn’t been in the picture, I STILL could have figured it out.  WOW!!



I was so sad for the Green Bay Packers and how they lost to the Seattle Seahawks.  It has to be very demoralizing to have that big of a lead, and basically have the game in check for three and a half quarters.  But, you have to finish it.  I bet the next time the Packers won’t take their foot off the gas.

Who am I picking?  Easy.  The New England Patriots.  I respect Tom Brady a lot.  Not a big fan of the team, but I’m CERTAINLY not rooting for Seattle.  For a couple of reasons.  First, I can’t stand Richard Sherman.  If you are good, and he is, you shouldn’t have to praise yourself.  Your work should speak for itself.  Secondly, I cannot take their head coach Pete Carroll.  I despise how he left USC in shambles and even hung Reggie Bush out to dry.  Poor Reggie has to give his Heisman Trophy back, while his coach leaps to the NFL totally unscathed.  I think that is despicable.  So, BRING IT ON, PATS!!!

4.  And, of course, it wouldn’t be New England without a scandal. And, it would be a scandal if we didn’t name it.  This one is called “INFLATEGATE”.  Apparently the NFL is investigating, and rumor has it has found proof that the footballs were underinflated during the Patriots romp over the Colts. 


Well, maybe not quite THAT BAD.  But, I did find a picture of the culprit.


5.  Speaking of sports, what the heck is wrong with my Minnesota Wild?  This team is loaded with talent, and can’t get their poop in a group.  They just put together a losing streak that has SERIOUSLY already hurt their playoff chances.



The “state of hockey” is in a “state of shambles.”  My idea on how to fix it?  Well, unfortunately it would mean a coaching change.  You can’t place all the blame on the coach, but obviously the players aren’t playing for him.  When you lose the locker room, it gets tough to win.  I’m not saying that he’s lost the locker room, but yet, changes need to be made.  If a few changes are made quickly, we can still salvage this season!

6.  One of the most brilliant people out there is Dan meth.  He is with “Buzzfeed”.  He recently did a segment on where the cast of “Scooby Doo” is at today.  GENIUS!!!


How about the leader, Fred?



Is Daphne still hot?



Let’s check in on the nerdy Velma. 




Shaggy was the stoner of the group.  He was wonderfully voiced by the late great Casey Kasem. 



Remember Scooby’s nephew Scrappy DOO?  He was always a troublemaker. 



And, finally, the star of the show, SCOOBY DOO!!!




Thanks again, Dan Meth at “BUZZFEED.”  GREAT WORK!!!


Thomas is 32 years old and he is still single. One day a friend asked, “Why aren’t you married? Can’t you find a woman who will be a good wife?” Thomas replied, “Actually, I’ve found many women I wanted to marry, but when I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn’t like them.” His friend thinks for a moment and says, “I’ve got the perfect solution, just find a girl who’s just like your mother.” A few months later they meet again and his friend says, “Did you find the perfect girl? Did your mother like her?” With a frown on his face, Thomas answers, “Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just like my mother. You were right, my mother liked her very much.” The friend said, “Then what’s the problem?” Thomas replied, “My father doesn’t like her.”




Here is a “serious” salute to Wednesday.  And, it’s true!!


And, of course, if you know me, I have to give you a silly one as well!


Your blog is sponsored by your friends at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD.  The 2015’s continue to roll in.  Practically every day we see a truck coming around the corner.  It only makes sense that if we need room for the 2015’s, then the 2014’s will be priced incredibly lower to sell them.  That’s the case at Pierson Ford.

Stop by today and check out the savings on the 2014 Ford Fusions, 2014 Ford Escapes, 2014 Ford focus, 2014 Ford Fiestas, and, of course, the 2014 Ford F-150’S.  These babies are priced between $9,000 and $12,000 dollars BELOW MSRP.  Some dealers are running low on the 2014 F-150’S, but we’re proud to announce that we have over 60 left and ready to move!

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Our weather is starting to warm up.  Thank goodness we don’t have this…..SO FAR!


Unfortunately, this next one can pretty much describe me.


This next one LITERALLY made me bust out laughing.


I am supposed to be watching what I eat….This one impacts me greatly!


I love this old lady!  I’m sorry, I mean “seasoned veteran.”


This is why we don’t have a pet.


And finally!!!


2.  In case you don’t live in this area, we had a very bad situation last week in Aberdeen.  A young lady was stabbed repeatedly and left for dead.  By the time she was found, she had lost a lot of blood, and was rushed to Sioux Falls.  This wonderful young lady lost her battle with the injuries and died a couple of days ago.  This story impacts me personally for a couple of reason.  Number one, this stuff just doesn’t happen in our city.  Rarely.  Secondly, this young lady was from my hometown of Langford, SD.  I went to school with her Mom, and her aunts and uncles, and I even graduated with one of her aunts.  You see this crap in the news all the time, but until it hits close to home, you don’t think about it.  I cannot imagine being my friends and having to say goodbye to your daughter, your sister, your niece, or so on.  This is a death that DID NOT have to happen.  Jessica, I hope that God is pouring out immeasurable blessings on you.  And, to the guy that did it, your time is coming, buddy.  You are damn lucky that a bunch of her family and friends didn’t find you before the cops did.

3.  A great actress turns 74 today.  Faye Dunaway has been in a lot of movies, but I haven’t heard much about her in recent years.  Faye appeared in such classics as “Bonnie And Clyde” with Warren Beatty.



She also appeared in the 70’s award winning movie “Network.”


Faye Dunaway is 74, and LOOKING GREAT!!



4.  We lost a celebrity the other day.  You probably won’t know his name, but you might remember his characters.  Actor Taylor Negron was only 57 when he died from liver cancer.  You might remember him as the pizza delivery guy in  “Fast Times At Ridgemont High.”  He delivered a pizza to Spicoli, played by Sean Penn.  It was right during Mr. Hand’s class. 


He also appeared in the movie “Punchline” and many other movies and TV roles.  Here is what he looked like in recent years. 


5.  Recently a Caribou Coffee came to Aberdeen.  I didn’t care, because I’ve never had a cup of coffee in my life…SERIOUSLY…NEVER!!!


The other day, my beautiful wife wanted to go there.  Being the good husband that I am, I said “yes.”  I was glad I did.  They had the most delicious  sausage, egg and cheese biscuit that I have tasted in recent memory.  They gained me as a customer.  For their breakfast, not their coffee.

6.  OKAY.  You didn’t really think that I would do this blog and not talk about the Dez Bryant “catch” debate from this past weekend, did you?  Let’s get it out there first.  Yes, the Dallas Cowboys are my most despised team in sports, and yes, Dez Bryant is one of my least favorite players in the NFL.  With that said, I DO NOT believe that it was a catch. 



If you go by the letter of the rule, he did not make the catch.  Calvin Johnson of the Lions got screwed by this rule a few years ago, and my own Redskin’s team got a touchdown reversed this season because of this rule. 

****Besides that, I thought it was great KARMA for this to happen to Dallas, after the horrible call against Detroit the week before while playing Dallas. 

7.  I saw something on Facebook that peaked my interest the other day.  But after checking into it, it looks like it was from 2013, and not now.  It said that NASA was paying people $18,000 dollars to stay in bed for 70 days.  SEVENTY DAYS.  Could you do it?  It sounds great when you are at work and tired and don’t want to be at your job.  But, I think that 70 days would probably end up being horrible.  I would think you would lose your muscle tone, and probably be more tired when you get done.  But then again, it’s $18,000 dollars for a little over two months of work.  I seriously doubt that I’ve ever made $9,000 dollars a month before.  SIGN ME UP….maybe…possibly….eh, probably not.

8.  I know you don’t want this image in your head, but I have to talk about when I was showering the other day.  YUCK, RIGHT?  Anyway, I have my I-POD blaring in my bathroom when I get ready.  One of the songs that played yesterday was Bobby Vinton’s “Mr. Lonely”.  I found myself singing out loud, and even playing it over again.  Then when I got upstairs, my wife told me that she really liked that song.  Yes, she can be getting ready and hear my music perfectly because of the loudness.  (Radio made me deaf, you know…ha ha)

So, I thought that we would feature Bobby Vinton today!  Bobby Vinton and Bobby Vee were my Mama’s two favorite singers while she was growing up.  I think she had crushes on both of them.  Bobby Vinton was one good looking man, if I do say so myself.



And, here’s my favorite album of all from Bobby Vinton.


Believe it or not, Bobby Vinton will turn 80 on April 16th.  EIGHTY.  That just doesn’t sound right.  Bobby is still performing in Branson, Missouri, and all over the country.  I had the pleasure of seeing him “live” in Branson a few years back.  I LOVED his show.  Here he is today, just short of birthday number 80.

Bobby Vinton Headlines the State Theatre Valentine's Day Concert



9.  And, now, sit back and enjoy some incredible music from Mr. Bobby Vinton!!

This first one is my favorite song by him.  “Please Love Me Forever.”

Here’s the beautiful ballad “Mr. Lonely.”

And, here’s one final song.  “Blue Velvet.”


A Pastor is walking down the street and he sees a man who apparently is down on his luck.  The man was unshaven, had torn clothes on, and looks like he was completely lost in the world.  The Pastor walked up to him and visited with him and finally asked him, “Do you know God? Do you know Jesus?”  The guy answered, “No, I’ve never been to church in my life.”  The Pastor asked the man if he would like to be baptized and the guy agreed.  So, the pastor takes the man down to the riverbank and they go about neck deep in water.  The Pastor grabs the man by the head and plunges him under water.  He pulls him up and says, “Have you found Jesus?”  The guy answers “No.”  So, he gets plunged down again, and the Pastor asks, “Have you found Jesus?”  The man again says “No.”  So, the Pastor sends him under water one more time.  He pulls him up and asks “have you found Jesus?”  The man, gasping for air says, “are you sure this is where he went under?”



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And now, the “feel good” story of the New Year.


These are some AWESOME parents!!


One more Christmas one for good measure.


Mama always told me that four letter words were bad.


And finally, a “knee slapper.”


2.  Most of you probably know that as a child, and sometimes as an adult, clowns terrify me.  And, when I was a child, Santa terrified me.  There is SO MUCH wrong with this picture!!


3.  With all the previews that I saw, how in the world did I not know that the movie “Into The Woods” was a MUSICAL?  SERIOUSLY?  My wife and I went to see it last night, and it started out with a bunch of music, and I looked at her and said, “What the heck?”  Not once did I see in a preview that it was a musical.  Anyway, not a horrible movie, but not a great one either.  Seemed to be about 45 minutes too long. But what a cast!!  My wife and I are huge Meryl Streep fans, and boy oh boy can she sing!!!



Do I recommend it?  No, unless you love musicals. 

4.  This just in….

Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions is an IDIOT…..He stepped on Packer’s quarterback Aaron Rodgers ankle the other day, and then backed up and did it again!!

Suh was banned from playing in this weekends Detroit-Dallas playoff game, but fought it and WON.  He was given a $70,000 dollar fine and was awarded to play this weekend.  I can’t believe that.  he is a chronic troublemaker in the NFL. And they let him off.  Now, let me say this.  I want Detroit to kick Dallas’ butt this weekend, but Suh needs to be taught a lesson.  The scary part is, he’s a free agent after this year, and word is, my Redskins are going after him.  GREAT….He is an incredible player.  Just a dirt player.

****Did you hear his excuse for doing this?  he said that his feet were “frozen and numb” and he couldn’t feel that he was stepping on his ankle….REALLY?  You couldn’t tell that your heel rose about three inches in the air?  I throw the B.S. flag on this one.

5.  Some final NFL parting shots.

****My Washington Redskins are HORRIBLE!!  We have some major major work to do in the offseason.  I’m not sure that we can be fixed in a year.  Could be a long couple of years. 

****Johnny Manziel doesn’t get it.  He was apparently caught partying before their last game of the season, and his owner ripped him in the media.  Johnny said that he had some growing up to do.  Well, that lasted five minutes.  Word is, he was caught partying in Florida over New Year’s. 

****Word is that Jay Cutler may be gone from the Chicago Bears after this season.  Rumors are swirling that he may go to the Tennessee Titans, which is my son’s favorite team.  My son can’t decide if he’s excited or angry over this possibility. 

****The San Francisco 49’ERS front office needs their heads examined!   How could you let Jim Harbaugh go?  He had one season that he did not make the playoffs.  I would have been crazy happy and excited if he coached my Skins. 

6.  IT’S COLD!!!We have a north wind today that is bone chilling.  With that said, it’s that time of year to watch out for the animals. 


7.  We have a sad “tripleshot” of deaths to talk about. 

Most closely to me, Grand Ole Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens died Friday at 94.  Jimmy was the last living link to my all time favorite singer, Hank Williams, SR. 



Jimmy was beloved by everyone that he met, including a man that calls him his “hero.”  Brad Paisley.



Jimmy was always known for his “cornball” comedy.  Which made us laugh each time we heard it, even if it was for the 20th time. 


8.  Jimmy Dickens was a great man.  I have a couple of personal memories of him.  I had the pleasure of seeing him in concert about 10 times, including the Grand Ole Opry appearances.  I helped bring him in to Lisbon, ND, and to Aberdeen, SD a few years back.  I had lunch with him at Kelsen’s Bold Venture in Lisbon.  I was his “backstage guest” about 6 times at the Grand Ole Opry.  I spent countless time with him in his dressing room backstage at the Opry.  Jimmy told me something one time that I will never forget.  While we were having lunch in Lisbon, I asked him a question. I said, “Jimmy, you’ve been recording since 1946.  Do you ever get tired of singing your songs?”  He looked at me and said, “Jay, do you have any children?”  And, I answered, “yes, two of them.”  He asked me, “do you ever get tired of them?”  And, of course, I said a resounding NO….Then he said these words.  “Jay, these songs are my children.  I will never get tired of them.  How can I get tired of something that has put meat and potatoes on my table for decades!”  GOD BLESS YOU, MR. DICKENS….You will be missed.

Let’s listen to a couple of his classics.

Here’s the great song, “May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose.”

And here’s “Out Behind The Barn.”

9.  “ELLY MAY” has died.  Actress Donna Douglas died at the age of 81.  She played the beauty on the long running TV show, “The Beverly Hillbillies.” 



She also appeared with Elvis Presley in the 1966 film, “Frankie And Johnny”.


With Donna Douglas’ passing, that leaves only Max Baer, JR. as the only living member of the show.  he is now 77 and is a gambling mogul in Vegas.

Donna Douglas and Max Baer, Jr.


10.  And last, but certainly not least, actor Edward Herrmann died a couple of days ago at the age of 71.  He is known for the “Gilmore Girls”, and for movies such as 1982’s “Annie”, 1987’S “The Lost Boys”, and dozens of others.


The 6 foot 5 actor died of brain cancer at the age of 71.


11. You never know what to believe anymore.  Now somebody is saying that a CASKET was found on Mars. 


Apparently one of our “rovers” found it.  I will believe it when I see it on the national news.


A highway patrolman pulled a car over on a local highway and walked up to find a few 80-90 year old ladies in the car.  The patrolman said, “Maam, I pulled you over because you were driving 35 MPH.  Why is that?”  The old lady said, “well, that’s because the speed limit sign said 35.”  The patrolman said, “no, that signs says HIGHWAY 35. ”  To which he said, “hey, the ladies in the back are white with fear and are trembling.  Why is that?”  The old lady replied, “We just got off HIGHWAY 110.”