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1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!
This sounds like something sarcastic that I would do at home. ONCE.
I put this next one on Facebook trying to get a rise out of my family. Sadly, my wife agreed with this. Ha ha.
I am not a “cat person”, so I don’t know if this is true. But, I hear it is.
Awww. Look at the cute babies!
This next one cracked me up. Although for most men, It’s not funny.
2. I don’t have much to say on the following subject, except this. It pretty much speaks for all of us.
3. Today we are going to talk mostly movies and deaths. Mmmm. Sounds appealing, right?
Let’s, sadly, start out with deaths.
I was so sad last night to hear of the passing of one of country music’s great stars and great ambassadors of classic country music. Jim Ed Brown died at the age of 81 Thursday due to complications from cancer. I have visited with Jim Ed on a few occasions, and I will tell you this. He was so warm and down home. He acted like he truly loved talking with you, which I’m sure he did. He made you feel special, like it wasn’t just a normal person meeting a “big star”, but it was a normal person meeting another normal person. Jim Ed Brown was a giant of a man in talent, stature, and personality.
I have, luckily, been a guest backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, probably 6-8 times in my radio career. I would go back as guests of Little Jimmy Dickens or Charlie Walker, both of whom are gone from this earth. Jim Ed was always backstage and was one of the kindest, warmest people that I met backstage. You see, classic country stars are different than today’s country stars, and CERTAINLY different than rock musicians. They truly appreciate their fans, and NEVER forget where they came from.
Jim Ed Brown started his career alongside his sisters Maxine and Bonnie. They had a monster hit in 1959 that is still known today. In fact, in our sales meeting this morning I was talking about Jim Ed’s passing, and I sang the first line of this song, and someone finished it right away. It’s that great of a song.
Here’s the classic song, “The Three Bells.”
And, of course, in his solo career, Jim Ed Brown is known for a huge huge hit.
Not only did Jim Ed appear with his sisters and a solo career, he also was part of one of the biggest duos in country music history. Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius. Featuring this tremendously big hit.
He also did what many legendary artists did not do. He released a new album last year!
Jim Ed Brown, you will be missed. You were a gentleman and a tremendous country singer.
4. We will talk one more celebrity death a big later. First of all, let’s lighten the mood by talking HORROR MOVIES. ha ha. Yeah, that’s right, I saw a couple of horror movies recently that need to be talked about.
My darling sister, Krista and I went to see the third installment of the “Insidious” movie franchise, appropriately called “Insidious 3.” (GREAT NAME, HUH?) This movie terrified me. I actually screamed once in the movie. But, I wasn’t the only one screaming in the theater, so I didn’t feel too bad.
My sister, my boys and I LOVE horror movies. And this is one of the best ones we have seen in recent months. Was it as good as the first two? I will say this. The first one was awesome. The second one was good. This one ranks up there with the first one. If you like suspense, jumping out of your seat, and occasionally possibly wetting your pants a little bit, then this movie is for you!!!
Oh yeah, and one more thing. The “witch woman” appeared in this one, too. CREEPY WOMAN.
5. Speaking of horror movies, there was a night this past week that I couldn’t sleep. (Well that’s about every night, but this one was special….not really.)
I turned on the TV and there was a movie called “Patrick”. I figured it had to be a remake, because I remembered the one from the late 70’s.
I was correct. This is an Australian remake of the movie.
As you can tell by poster number one, the premise of the movie is that Patrick is “out cold”, but can still make things happen with his brain. Scary stuff. Not a big big horror kind of movie, but yet creepy.
There was a young lady in the remake that I instantly fell in love with. One of the main reasons? She is beautiful. But mostly because she has that sexy Australian accent. You know the same accent that drives me crazy from that one lady? Olivia Newton John?
This young lady’s name is Sharni Vinson. She has appeared in other movies, but is really good in this one. Here she is. You be the judge if she is a beauty or not.
Don’t worry, Olivia. You are still, and will ALWAYS be my favorite Aussie.
6. One more movie tidbit. I am a fan of Adam Sandler. Not a HUGE fan, but a fan. He has a few movies that I absolutely love. ( Mr. Deeds being one of them), And he has movies that I despise. ( Little Nicky makes my skin crawl.)
He has a new movie coming out soon called “Pixels” that has my complete attention. it makes the video game world of the 80’s come alive. Pac Man is on the loose and others, like Donkey Kong are called in to help. Sounds cool, right?
I will give it a shot. It’s too bad that we can’t see the movie for the same price of playing the video game. (One thin quarter.)
7. This past week marked the 43rd anniversary of the Rapid City flood of 1972. This was one of the most deadly floods in our country’s history. Over 200 people died. Over 5,000 vehicles were ruined. Homes were demolished. Water gushed everywhere.
My dearly departed Papa was a National Guard member, and was “training” at Camp Rapid above the city. I use the word “training” lightly. Ha ha. Anyway, while playing cards one day, (see?) a guy came running in and said “RAPID CITY IS FLOODING, WE NEED TO GET DOWN THERE.” Dad said that nobody believed him. Until they looked out and windows and only saw water. My Dad, along with hundreds and hundreds of others came to the rescue of Rapid City. Dad told us stories about it that were horrible. I have an Aunt and Uncle who lost their car in the flood. This was horrible, and we just have to pray that something bad like this never ever happens again!!!
8. One more celebrity death. The legendary actor Christopher Lee died this week at the tender age of 93. AND HE WAS WORKING RIGHT UP UNTIL BEFORE HIS DEATH. Impressive! Christopher Lee was an actor for many decades. Try this on for size. His first role was in 1946, and he acted up thru 2015. WOW…
Christopher Lee played many legendary movie monsters. Among them, Frankenstein….Count Dracula…Fu Manchu….The Mummy…..and more.
He also played James Bond’s enemy, “Scaramanga” from the movie “The Man With The Golden Gun” from 1974.
Most recently, Christopher Lee starred as Saruman in the “Hobbit” movies.
Christopher Lee was 93, and leaves behind a legacy of hit movies that could fill anybody’s movie closet.
9. My wife’s birthday is coming up in July. I’m planning on buying her a nice gift, taking her out for supper at the eatery of her choice, and then letting her pick out the evening’s plans. Normally, it’s a movie, or miniature golf, or something like that.
I am also embarrassed to do that after hearing what Kim Kardashian did for her man, Kanye West. Granted, they have a LITTLE BIT bigger pocketbook than I do, but WOW….Kanye had a birthday the other day, so Kimmy rented out the Staples Center in LA, and got a couple dozen NBA stars and singers and actor buddies together for a basketball game. Total cost? A mere $110,000. ONE HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. That seems a big too much. In fact, a LOT too much.
10. JOKE OF THE DAY!!!
Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “And what starting salary are you looking for?” The engineer replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” The interviewer inquires, “Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?” The engineer sits up straight and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?” The interviewer replies, “Yeah, but you started it.”
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!