HEY HOWDY EVERYBODY!!!

This weekend is the Memorial Day weekend.  Have fun. Unwind.  Go boating.  Do whatever you want, but PLEASE take the time to remember what Memorial Day is all about.

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Today’s blog is sponsored by Pierson Ford in Aberdeen.  You may know by now, and maybe I’ve bragged about it before, but the brand new 2015 Ford Edge is here!!  And wait until you see the new design!!

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They are so awesome, that, in fact, I sold one just today!  To see more of the 2015 Ford Edge and all of our other vehicles, go to http://www.piersonford.com/  You can also call us at 1-800-627-1237, or better yet, stop and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen.

1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!

I don’t know why my doctor needs this, but, well, OKAY!!

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A few of my friends got a kick out of this next one!

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Some girls are SO touchy!!

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This next one made me hungry.

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2.  VACATION CHANGE!!!  After hours and hours of deliberating, my beautiful wife and I have decided NOT to go to Colorado this summer, but to head east.

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That’s right, we have decided to go stay in the woods around Two Harbors, MN, and to spend a few days in Duluth.  We have been told by many friends, including a couple that used to live there, that Duluth is a great place to visit.  We will find out.  We are very excited about it.

However, the place that I am MOST excited to see is in Grand Rapids, MN.  We will be seeing the childhood home of Judy Garland.  If you know me, you know that my all time favorite movie is “The Wizard Of Oz”.  This will be exciting.

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Apparently the museum near her home has the carriage that was pulled by “a horse of a different color” in the movie.  I didn’t know that Abraham Lincoln was the original owner of that carriage!!!

3.  Tom Brady this. Tom Brady that.  I’m getting tired of hearing about “inflategate.”  My feelings?  Not that my opinion matters, but I think this may be a whole lot of nothing.  I guarantee you that stuff like this and even WORSE stuff happens all the time in the NFL.  Yes, granted that Tom may have been caught red handed, but there have been other penalties dealt that should have been way way worse.  With that said, I am no big fan of Tom Brady.  I RESPECT what he has done, and yes, he will end up one of the top five quarterbacks of all time. I do believe this.  I just feel a little bad for him that his squeaky clean image has been tarnished by something that may be going on with all 32 teams.

By the way, one place that Tom doesn’t have many fans is New York City, the home of the New York Jets.  The fans didn’t waste much time after the announcement to get their “digs” in on Tom Brady.

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4.  Hey, Yogi Berra turned 90 recently!!!

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NO!!!  Not YOGI BEAR, Yogi BERRA.  He is one of the true living legends of major league baseball.

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Granted, he played for my most despised team in the league, but you have to respect Yogi.  Here are a couple of pictures of Yogi Berra recently, including one with Tommy Lasorda.

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5.  WOW!!  The Minnesota Timberwolves won the number one pick in the NBA draft last night!!!  I was watching it, and I was SURE that there would be a conspiracy, and the Los Angeles Lakers would get number one.  They received number two by the way.  The Lakers are my most despised NBA team.  ( Have you noticed that my most despised teams are coming out of the wood works today?  Well, I will tell you, there are no stories about my MOST despised team in any sports…the Dallas Cowboys.)

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I heard a couple of commentators on ESPN the other night say that the T-WOLVES are one of the teams to look out for in the next year or two.  WOW…Those are words we have NEVER heard in this region.  Let’s hope they are right.  They seem to have the right nucleus of players in place.

6.  And, I supposed I should be a big boy and mention my beloved Minnesota Wild.  The last time we talked they were getting ready to take on the Chicago Blackhawks in round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Well, things didn’t quite work out as we had hoped.  In fact, they weren’t even CLOSE.  The Blackhawks buried my Wild four games to none.  We are done for the year, and frankly, I don’t even feel bad that we are done.  You don’t deserve to move on when you play like they did.  it’s almost like the Wild have the “Yankees and Twins” syndrome when they play the Blackhawks.  My Twins always struggle against the Yankees, and it looks like my Wild will not get Chicago off of their backs anytime soon.

7.  Speaking of my Minnesota Wild, we wouldn’t have even GOT to the playoffs if it wasn’t for our newly obtained goalie, Devan Dubnyk.  The Wild’s top priority in the offseason is to sign Devan to a long team deal.  I saw a picture of Devan the other night, and I think I figured out who is DADDY is. 

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I think it’s DOUG MCKENZIE from the movie “Strange Brew” seen here on the right side.

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And, they both talk Canadian, AYE?

8.  Here’s the ironic thing about talking about Doug McKenzie.  He is played by actor Dave Thomas, and while grabbing a picture of him, I found out that today is the 66th birthday of Dave Thomas.

I first remember him from the great comedy sketch show “SCTV.”

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He also starred in the movie that I just talked about, “Strange Brew”, with Rick Moranis as his brother Bob McKenzie.

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You probably also remember Dave Thomas from the hit TV show “Grace Under Fire.”

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Here is Dave Thomas recently.

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9.  Burt Reynolds used to be every woman’s dream guy.  Like back in his “Smokey And The Bandit” days.

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Burt Reynolds has changed a BUNCH in recent years.  Of course, he’s one year short of 80, though.  Burt recently appeared at a Comic Con festival, and shocked a lot of people by the way he looked.

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We are all getting older.  Even our Hollywood legends.  I love Burt Reynolds. I wish him nothing but the very best!

10.  Remember the “Little Rascals” movie back in the 90’s?  It celebrated it’s 20th anniversary last year by getting the kids together for a remake of their movie poster.  THIS IS TOTALLY COOL!!!

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11.  JOKE OF THE DAY!

A lady was walking down the street when she was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked her for a couple of dollars for dinner.

She took out her wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, ‘If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?’

‘No, I had to stop drinking years ago’, the homeless woman told her.

‘Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?’ the lady asked.

‘No, I don’t waste time shopping,’ the homeless woman said. ‘I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.’

‘Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?’ she asked.

‘Are you NUTS!’ replied the homeless woman. I haven’t had my hair done in 20 years!’

Then the lady said, ‘I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.’

The homeless Woman was shocked. ‘Won’t your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.’

Then the woman said, ‘That’s okay. It’s important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine.’

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!

JAY DEAN

GOOD TUESDAY EVERYBODY!!!  Wow.  Can’t believe how fast time flies!  51 candles on my cake today.  It seems like just a year ago that I was celebrating my 50th birthday!  Anyway, here’s what my cake looks like today.

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And, by the way, you can tell that I’m 51 years old and slipping.  While preparing for this blog, I had to look at my phone to see what THE DATE WAS!!!  Unreal!

This wonderful blog is sponsored by Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD.  We have a couple of vehicles that just came in on trade that I want to feature.

First of all, for great summertime fun, check out this 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited “X.”  It only has 68,000 miles on it.

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Or how about a vehicle that is the favorite of many many people!  We have a 2013 Ford Edge SEL with only 31,000 miles on it.

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For these vehicles and more, check out our complete website at http://piersonford.com/ or give us a call at 1-800-627-1237.  You can also stop by and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen!

1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!

I never knew the moon had it in him.

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My cousin Lori posted this on my Facebook page.  LOVE IT!!

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I could give you a list of people that fit into this next one!

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This one makes me mad. It’s just not fair to us guys!

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NO KIDDING WOMEN!  This one is So true!

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2.  Well, the good news is, my Minnesota Wild are in the playoffs!!!

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The BAD news is, that they are down 2 games to none to the Chicago Blackhawks.  Here’s the deal, the Blackhawks are an incredibly talented team.  However, they are the Wild’s arch rivals.  And they are beginning to become my “Dallas Cowboys of the NHL.”  Which isn’t a good thing!  Anyway, my birthday wish for today is that the get a big win tonight!  We will find out later tonight if my wish comes true.

3.  One of my favorite shows on TV is “The Simpsons”.  It amazes me that a cartoon show can stay fresh and funny after almost 25 years.  “The Simpson’s” started out in 1987 on the “Tracey Ullman Show”, and got their own show in 1990 on Fox.  It is now the longest running TV show in history.  I believe it was “Gunsmoke” that ran for 20 seasons.  Anyway, my point is, someone had some fun and posted pictures of real life people looking like Simpson’s characters.  Check this out.

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This one is good.  Bart’s good friend Millhouse.

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And, by far, my favorite one, the Simpson’s nerdy next door neighbor, Ned Flanders.

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4.  I’m sure that most, if not all of you know that I am a huge Washington Redskins fan.  And, obviously, if you are a Redskin’s fan, you CANNOT like the Dallas Cowboys.  (see post #2).  With that said, I found a t-shirt that I think I truly must have.  See what you think!

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LOVE IT. MUST FIND IT.

5.  My beautiful wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary on April 25th.  Being the romantic person that I am, I planned an entire weekend with her without her knowing anything about where we were going.  That is, until the night before we left when she practically beat it out of me.  My wife despises surprises, so she FOR SURE wanted to know where we were going.  (That’s why at Christmas time I don’t buy her gifts until December 23rd or 24th!!)

Our journey started out on the Friday night of our anniversary weekend,  as we trekked thru my wife’s hometown areas of Roslyn, SD and Eden, SD.  We actually lived in Eden for a short time after we were married.  We ate at the hotspot in town called “Club Eden.”  EXCELLENT FOOD. EXCELLENT SERVICE.

After we ate we traveled a few miles down the road to Sisseton, SD to see the great Eddy Raven in concert.  Eddy was a favorite of ours in the 80’s and 90’s in country music.  We even had the opportunity to meet him afterwards.

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Eddy Raven has had some great songs in the past like I’m Gonna Get You.”

And, one of our personal favorites “In A Letter To You.”

Eddy Raven was awesome.  He has had so many hits from the 70’s thru 90’s that you forget about.  The opening act was called “Just Between Friends”.  They are a bunch of Sisseton friends who got together to jam.  Seriously?  THEY ARE MY FAVORITE REGIONAL BAND THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD IN THIS AREA.  They played all kinds of classic songs.  LOVE THEM.

After the concert we ventured off to Watertown, SD to spend the night.  The next morning we took off for Minneapolis for a play.  Here’s the deal.  We were on our anniversary weekend, and I got tickets to see a play called “THE GREAT DIVORCE.”  ha ha.  It’s not about divorce, however.  it’s about heaven and hell.

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After the play, we enjoyed a very very expensive meal at the place called “Seven.”  We have never before, and probably will never again spend $200 dollars on a meal for two.  But, it was fun once.

That night, we took our son’s advice and went to a scary movie called “Unfriended.”  I use the word “scary” lightly.  We did not like the movie at all.  With all the computer crap in the movie, it was way more geared towards people like our sons.

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We spent the night at a very ritzy hotel that is hooked on to the Mall Of America.  It’s called Radisson Blu.

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It was the most amazing hotel we have ever stayed at.  From the moment you get out of your vehicle they wait on your hand and foot.  For a tip, obviously. But it was so cool.  On Sunday we shopped at the Mall Of America, and then we had lunch at Dick’s Last Resort.

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If you have never been there, here’s what they do.  They are kind of an “insult food and drink place.”  The waiters are kind of rude to you, but not offensive.  IT WAS A BLAST.  They put silly paper hats on your head and they write something on them.  We saw a little kid with his hat that said “Daddy’s little mistake.”  HILARIOUS.  We gave the waiter back about as much crap as he gave us.  And then it was homeward bound after a beautiful weekend together.  Aren’t I a romantic?

6.  Which brings us to our summer vacation.  We can’t decide where to go, so it’s looking like we’re going back to our favorite place.

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COLORADO.  We love being in the mountains.  In fact, we love it so much that we’re planning on moving out there sometime in the next three or four years.  And, just to beat some of you to the punchline, NO, we are not moving there for the WEED.  That’s the first comment we hear from people.  But, NO. And I mean a BIG “NO.”

7.  With all the negativity coming out of Baltimore recently, I thought I would pass along a couple of things. First of all, sometimes I’m ashamed to have come from the “media” area in radio.  Radio and TV are vastly different, but we are both “media.”  I think that 24 hour news channels like CNN and FOX can make or break news stories.  They can turn them slightly positive, or focus on the negative.  Unfortunately, they both went for the negative.  All we saw were the riots and clashes.  They never posted pictures like this.

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A picture like that goes a long way in the healing department.

8.  We lost a goodie in the past week.  Singer Ben E. King died at the age of 76.

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  He is mostly known for singing one of the biggest ballads in the history of music.  “Stand By Me.”

I think about everybody knows the words to that song.

9.  A couple of us were talking the other day about the great comedian Jerry Lewis.  My friend wondered if he was still alive.  Yes he is.  Jerry Lewis is now 89 years old.  89!!!  He got his start as part of the duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.  By the way, I am a HUGE, HUGE Dean Martin fan.

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Here’s Jerry Lewis today at 89!!!

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10.  Apparently, I’m not supposed to see Alan Jackson in concert. 

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For my birthday, my beautiful wife bought me tickets to see Alan Jackson in Brookings, SD.  Well, the original date of May 2nd was postponed until May 7th.  Now, the May 7th date has been postponed to a later date which has not been announced yet.  So now, we are sitting on tickets to see AJ and have no idea when or IF he is even going to play.

The fun story about seeing Alan Jackson is this.  Alan played at We-Fest in Detroit Lakes, MN probably 10 years ago.  My two brothers and their wives and my wife and I attended the event.  All I wanted to see was Alan Jackson.  His show begins are 10:30-11:00 at night, and he had a period in his concert where he played like 3 or 4 slow songs back to back.  My fellow concert goers had a few too many, were sunburned and were extremely exhausted.  So, they all voted to leave the AJ concert and head back to the hotel.  This totally infuriated me, because I bought the tickets for the event for everybody, and all I wanted to see was Alan Jackson.  Well, this has become a running joke in my family, so now I’m thumbing my nose at them because I’m FINALLY going to see his entire show.  MAYBE.  POSSIBLY.  WHO KNOWS? 

11.  JOKE OF THE DAY!!

A guy is going on an ocean cruise and he tells his doctor that he’s worried about getting seasick. The doctor suggests, ”Eat two pounds of stewed tomatoes before you leave the dock.” The guy replies, ”Will that keep me from getting sick, Doc?” The doctor says, “No, but it’ll look really pretty in the water.”

HOW ABOUT ONE MORE.

A husband got his mother-in-law a cemetery plot for Christmas. It came with a coffin, tomb stone, the works. Next Christmas comes by and the husband gets her nothing. When the mother-in-law asks, “Why didn’t you get me a gift?” the husband says, ” Because…You haven’t used the one I got you last year!”

HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEK!!

JAY DEAN