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1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!

I have always respected and loved George Strait.  And even more now.  (Even though he didn’t REALLY say this.)

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Sometimes I find one that completely cracks me up.  THIS IS ONE OF THEM.

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Ummm…I can think of a few roads around here where this could happen already!!

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And, just in time for Easter!!

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We need to have more fun with hit songs like this.

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2.  I had a good laugh early early this morning.  Like 2AM early.  I couldn’t sleep so I was up watching ESPN when one of the guys delivered one of the funniest likes I have heard in a long time.  He was talking about a play from a game that day and he said, “that was UGLY.  I mean Aunt Esther ugly.”  Of course, referring to the lady from “Sanford And Son.”

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Fred Sanford, played by Redd Foxx, always talked about “old ugly Aunt Esther.”  I thought that was a hilarious reference on ESPN.

3.  Kudos to actor Vin Diesel.  He starred with actor Paul Walker in all of those “Fast And Furious” movies, up until Paul Walker was tragically killed in November of 2013.  Vin loved Paul.  And he did something a few days ago that touched everyones heart.  He named his new baby girl in honor of his friend Paul.  Her name?  PAULINE.  That, my friends, is totally awesome.

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4.  I have been fairly impressed in recent months with the influx of Christian movies in the theaters.  Usually we have to wait YEARS to get one, and now, another one is out.  We have seen the likes of “God’s Not Dead”, and “Heaven Is For Real”, and now there’s a new one called “Do You Believe?”

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I don’t know much about it yet, but I have seen reviews where critics say it’s the best Christian movie they have EVER seen.  I can’t wait to see it.

5.  I have always had a crush on Valerie Bert-N-Ernie.  I mean, BERTINELLI.  When I was young, I had her pictures on my wall because I had a huge crush.  Especially this one.  Didn’t know she’s a Washington Redskins fan.  That makes her even MORE beautiful!!!

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6.  Last night after the Minnesota Wild game, I turned to our movie channels and guess what was on?  “Mississippi Burning.” 

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If you have never seen this movie about segregation in our country, you need to see this.  Frankly, I am embarrassed that something like this actually happened in our country.  It’s pathetic!!  I may be blind, but I don’t think it happens to this length anymore.  At least I PRAY it doesn’t.  Great movie….a real “eye opener.”

7.  Speaking of the Minnesota Wild, they are officially the “hottest team in the NHL” right now.  They are playing fantastic hockey, and are peaking at the perfect time, right before the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  GO WILD!!!

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I heard a story on the radio the other day about how awesome Zach Parise is.  He apparently had a home on the market in the Twin Cities, and PULLED it off the market when the Wild signed their hot new goaltender Devan Dubnyk.  Parise pulled it off the market so that Devan and his family had a home to stay in.  What a class act!!

By the way, I WANT THIS TROPHY IN MINNESOTA.

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8.  There seems to be a lot of optimism with our Minnesota Twins.  Torii Hunter is back.  New coach in Paul Molitor.  I hope that our favorite team does better than previous years.  Another 90-100 loss year and they are going to have fans jumping ship TREMENDOUSLY. 

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9.  Remember this guy?

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That’s 70’s teenage heartthrob Tony Defranco, from the group, “Tony Defranco And The Defranco Family.”  They had a couple of huge huge hits in the early 70’s. 

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The band was still on tour last year.  I don’t know if they are touring this summer or not.  Tony Defranco is a big time realtor out in Hollywood today.  He is now 55 years old.  Here is what he looks like today, and what his family looks like today. 

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And now, THE MUSIC.  I will never get tired of listening to this song. 

Or this one!!!

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY!!!

Two brooms are getting married. Before the ceremony, the bride broom says to the groom broom, “I think I’m going to have a whisk broom..”

The groom broom says, “How can that be? We haven’t even swept together!”

HAVE A MOST GLORIOUS DAY!!

JAY DEAN

It was brought to my attention that I forgot a couple of key figures in my “Night Court” salute in the previous blog.  Truth is, I thought about them but didn’t act on it.  But, I should have, because they were key characters for awhile.  Let’s check them out. 

****Including a SPOOKY similarity about these two!!!

Actress Selma Diamond played bailiff Selma Hacker when the show started.  Her raspy voice smart-alec comments were a building block for the show.  Selma and “Bull” played by Richard Moll played off of each other incredibly well.

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Selma Diamond was an original cast member, and passed away from lung cancer at the age of 64 while still on the show.

Now comes the creepy similarity.

Selma Diamond’s replacement was an actress by the name of Florence Halop.  She played “Florence Kleiner” on the show. 

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The similarity?  Florence Halop died of LUNG CANCER at the age of 63 around a year after Selma’s death.  TWO ACTRESSES, TWO BAILIFF’S, FROM THE SAME SHOW, DEAD IN A LITTLE OVER A YEAR OF THE SAME ILLNESS.  Isn’t that wild?

Selma Diamond, by the way, was a very creative show writer in her younger years.  She wrote for “Ozzie & Harriet”, Sid Caesar’s “The Show Of Shows”, and many others.

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Florence Halop was also an actress years before “Night Court.”  Check out this beautiful picture of a very young Florence Halop.

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So, there you go.  Two more cast members of a great show. 

I’M BACK…..and I’m LOVING this weather…Highs in the 50’s and 60’s all week long…..

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Sorry, you’re ALREADY dead to me!!!

It’s daylight savings time. Never quite understood why we do it.  And really never understood how some parts of the country DON’T switch their clock around…..

Anyway, this wise old native American hits it right on the head!!

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1.  LET’S ENJOY SOME FUN AND SMILES!!!

I’m a history fan, but I never quite thought of it like this!

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Wait a minute!  I think I’ve seen this woman!!

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UMMM….GROSS!

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This one hits close to home…REALLY CLOSE…

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This one is great for us who are 100 percent Norwegian….I despise the stuff….

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And finally…..

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2.  I know it’s coming soon.  And I’m not ready for it.  Our favorite TV show, “Justified” is in it’s final season.  And, I believe we’re down to the last three or four episodes.  I have never had a show make me sad when it ended.  But this one does.  I wish there was some “write in” campaign that would keep it on, but it’s not possible.  Oh well, I have almost all of the box sets.  I’ll have to keep them handy. And a box of Kleenex.

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3.  I am a huge fan of the hit TV show “Family Guy.”

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However, after this past Sunday night’s episode, I think it’s time for a letter to the show creator, Seth MacFarlane.

Dear Seth,

First of all, let me tell you that I am a HUGE fan of “Family Guy.”  But, I have some reservations after watching this past Sunday night’s show.  If these are all the ideas that you can come up with, maybe it’s time to gracefully head off into the sunset, and let the Griffin family go by the wayside.  Seriously?  Stewie the baby getting PREGNANT by Brian the dog?  And then having little human/dog puppies?  A baby in the stirrups at the Doctor’s office?  I don’t know, man.  You have had some brilliant plot lines for this show, but this past weekend was just an all time low.  I know that it’s great to “shock” your viewers once in awhile, but not like this.  And, I have never ever appreciated the slams on Christianity.  But that’s your freedom to say things and believe what you want.  it’s also my freedom to switch channels and delete the  show.  Anyway, Seth, you are a brilliant mind.  You are an extremely talented young man.  Maybe the movies are calling.  Maybe “Family Guy” needs to join “The Cleveland Show” in syndication. 

Yours truly,

A BIG FAN

4.  NFL NEWS!!!  It’s one of my favorite days in the NFL year.  It’s FREE AGENCY day.  By the time some of you read this, dozens and dozens of players will have changed teams.  In fact, some of your favorite players probably won’t be on your favorite team by the end of this week. 

But, in other NFL news, there was a couple of young artists who developed new helmets for NFL teams.  Keep in mind, that these will never be used, but I wish they would be used!!  Check out a couple of these. 

Here is the Washington Redskins newly designed helmet. 

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These are for you Minnesota Viking’s fans!!

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I LOVE that last Viking’s helmet! Even though I’m not a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, I think that their newly redesigned helmet is one of the coolest!

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I wish the NFL would step out of the box, and use some kick butt wild uniforms and helmets.  At least two or three times a year.  Just stop letting Pittsburgh wear their “retro” uniform.  YUCK…It feels like they will STING their opponents instead of tackle them!

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5.  I have never been a fan of Lady Gaga.  But after a few recent events, I definitely respect her more.

First of all, she has a new duet album out with the ultra-cool Tony Bennett.  They performed a song on the Grammy’s and MAN, was that good!!

Lady Gaga also appeared on the Oscar’s and KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!  She did a salute to the movie “The Sound Of Music” and it was outstanding. 

Lady Gaga and her boyfriend Taylor Kinney also participated in a Polar Plunge in Michigan.  That is a very honorable thing to do.  She helped out charity while freezing her behind off.

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And finally, it was announced that Lady Gaga will be the star of next season’s “American Horror Story” which will be based in a hotel….CAN’T WAIT…

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You keep up this cool stuff Miss Gaga, and I may have to give your music another listen to.

6.  I have always loved the TV show “Night Court.”  And periodically, when I’m heading off to bed, I hit it just perfect to watch an episode on one of our channels.  My wife doesn’t think that the comedy of the show works today, but I think it still does.  It cracks me up each time I watch it.  They had a pretty great cast assembled for this show.

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I thought it would be fun to update you on the stars of “Night Court.”  A couple of these pictures are two or three years old.

First of all, Harry Anderson played “Judge Harry Stone.”  He is now 62 years old.

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The beautiful Markie Post played “Christine Sullivan” on the show, and even though I think I featured her recently, she’s gorgeous enough to be featured again.  Markie is now 64.  And still a KNOCKOUT.

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John Larroquette played the perverted lawyer “Dan Fielding.”  He played this character to a tee!  John is now 67 years old.

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Actor Richard Moll played “Bull Shannon” the bailiff.  I either didn’t know this, or forgot, but his real name on the show was Nostradamus “Bull” Shannon.  Richard is now 72.

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Marsha Warfield played the sassy “Rosalind “ROZ” Russell”.  She is now 61.

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And, Charles Robinson played “Mac Robinson”.  Shouldn’t have been too hard to remember the character’s last name.  Charles is now 69.

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Let’s end our tribute with the theme song to “Night Court.”

7.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

(Just in time for baseball season)

WHEN WAS BASEBALL MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE? right away in Genesis…..”IN THE BIG INNING.”

BASEBALL IN THE BIBLE. “In the big inning, Eve stole first, Adam stole second, Cain struck out Abel, and the Giants and the Angels were rained out.”

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

JAY DEAN