YEP.  YOU CAN FEEL SUMMER BEING WASHED AWAY, ALREADY!!!

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It almost makes you sick how fast summer goes by…..and how LONG winter sticks around!!!

Your favorite blog is sponsored by Pierson Ford in Aberdeen.  We are in day one of our “MEGA SALE.”

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In addition to giving away a 55 inch Vizio TV, a gas grill, and dozens of other prizes, we are also offering incredible prices on our pre-owned lot, and AWESOME lease prices on great Ford vehicles!!!  I just did a lease the other day for an 85 year old lady.  A beautiful 85 year old lady.  How’s that for optimism?  Why did she choose to lease?  Because, like many people, she doesn’t feel the need to “own” at this point.  We are seeing everyone from people in their early 20’s, to retired couples coming in to lease.  Maybe you should too!  Contact Pierson Ford by calling us at 1-800-627-1237, or check us out online at http://www.piersonford.com/  Or better yet, stop and see us in the auto plaza, north highway 281 in Aberdeen!!!

1.  LET’S BEGIN WITH SOME MADNESS!!!

This one is SO WRONG.  But SO DOGGONE FUNNY!!!

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And now, for your enjoyment, a little “musical humor.”

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This one is completely MY sense of humor!

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Oh, did I mention, ANOTHER musical joke!!

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And finally, MORE MUSICAL HUMOR!!

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2.  Going to the “potty”, the “bathroom”, or “the restroom” is vitally important.  In fact, your good health depends on you doing “your job” properly.  With that said, I think I would be HOLDING IT FOREVER if I had this toilet.

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Or I would end up “going” while I was standing there. YUCK!!

3.  OUR VACATION WAS HEAVENLY!!!  My beautiful bride and I got back from vacation last week, after spending about 9 days together in Two Harbors, MN and Duluth, MN.  We had a great time, and got to get to know each other again, because we don’t see each other enough during the work year.  (And, I must say, she seems like a very nice lady!)

Here are a couple of pictures from our vacation.  I ABSOLUTELY overshot my limits on this woman!

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We have always wanted to see a lighthouse.  On our vacation, we spent time at the Split Rock Lighthouse.

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We had a nice surprise in Duluth.  Not even three blocks from our hotel was the site of a concert.  Not just any concert.  RICK SPRINGFIELD.  And his opening act, THE ROMANTICS.  Yep, a couple of staples from the 80’s were playing outdoors near our hotel.  We had quite a thrill running into the drummer for “The Romantics” in a record store in Duluth.  (A record store called “The Electric Fetus.”)  YUCK.

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We were down front for the Rick Springfield concert.  Rick even came out into the crowd and brushed against my wife’s shoulder.  He was nice and close.  Looks pretty doggone good for 65!!!

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We did a lot of things in Duluth that we have never ever done before.  We took a lake cruise, we fed the seagulls, and, we took a horse ride in a carriage!  We have ALWAYS wanted to do that!

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Mapquest.com would be angry with us on our directions we took on the way home.  We went from Duluth to Aberdeen VIA Minneapolis….Yeah.  And then, we went from Minneapolis to Aberdeen VIA Sioux Falls!!!  We probably went a total of 6 hours out of our way, but we wanted to have a birthday supper in Sioux Falls with our son Mitchell and his girlfriend Jessica.  We can NEVER have enough family time!

We went to Minneapolis for a reason. We decided, as long as we were on vacation, that we should go to a Minnesota Twins game!!  The Twins were playing the Detroit Tigers.  We expected a pitching duel between Ervin Santana and Justin Verlander.  Unfortunately, it was one way, as Verlander shut the Twins down.  The Twins trailed 6-1 going into the bottom of the 9th inning, and BOOM!!!  They exploded for SEVEN RUNS in the bottom of the 9th, including a three run homer by Brian Dozier to end the game.  IT WAS UNREAL!!!  As you can tell, we were pumped after the game.

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This was one of the best vacations we have ever taken.  I love going places with this woman.  I just wish we could go more places together.  Maybe closer to retirement.

4.  I have a cousin named Tara who thinks she is a comedian.  Actually she has a pretty great sense of humor.  She sent me a message on Facebook the other day that cracked me up.

She said that her and her young son were watching the classic movie “The Sandlot”, and they noticed one of the main characters named “Squints.”

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And she was trying to figure out who “Squints” reminded her of.  AND THEN, SADLY, SHE REMEMBERED….

ME!!!!

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Yes, that is one of my grade school pictures from Britton Elementary School.  It’s no wonder I got beat up a lot! I hate to admit it, but Tara has a pretty good eye!

5.  Here’s the “true picture of the day.”

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This picture struck me because this is how I feel.  It seems like every single day there’s someone new who’s “OFFENDED” by something in this world.  Here’s the deal.  People have the right to be offended and whatever.  But it makes me angry to no end that when just a handful of people are angry or offended, then we have to change the entire structure of something to please them.  WHAT ABOUT THE MASSES THAT THINK WHATEVER IT IS IS OKAY?  This “politically correct” B.S. drives me up a wall.  Everyone need to take a deep breath and relax!!!  I’m surprised that some people even have the time to work, eat and sleep with all of the crap they are “offended” by.  RIDICULOUS!!!

6.  We lost a pretty good actor a few days ago.  Alex Rocco died at the age of 79.  Don’t know him?  I BET YOU DO!!

Alex Rocco starred as a Las Vegas casino owner in the legendary movie “The Godfather.”

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From 1981-1988 he played Jo’s father, Charlie Polniaczek on the hit TV show “The Facts Of Life.”

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Alex Rocco has literally been in dozens and dozens and dozens of movies and TV shows.  Including playing Playtone Records founder Sol Siler in one of my faves, the Tom Hanks movie “That Thing You Do.”

Alex Rocco was a fantastic actor.  He seemed to play a villain quite a few times, but he did it perfectly.  Here he is in recent years.  R.I.P.

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7.  My wife and I went out the other night with some of ours friends, and went to see a movie.  This movie!

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Yes, it was the classic “Grease”, only this time, WE got to SING ALONG.  All of the words were on the screen when the stars were singing these timeless classics.  It was a BLAST.  We actually had a young couple in their mid 20’s with us, and they loved it too.  The theater people said that “The Sound Of Music” might be next.  THAT SOUNDS AWESOME!!!

8.  I am ABSOLUTELY going to the movies in the next few days.  The new Adam Sandler movie “Pixels” is here.  I know I talked about it before.  All of my favorite 70’s and 80’s video games come to life and try to destroy earth. 

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Sounds like a very silly premise, but the movie looks good in spite of that.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch Pac Man munching down on a big city!!!

9.  We are getting closer and closer to the new Fall TV season, and my wife and I are patiently waiting for the new installment of “American Horror Story.”  This year’s season is based in a HOTEL.  And the weird part of it?  It stars Lady Gaga.  YEAH, LADY GAGA!!

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I also just found out today that the incredibly beautiful and incredibly talented Lily Rabe is going to be playing a serial killer in the hotel.

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So, we have had a season in a haunted house.  We have had a season in an insane asylum.  We have had a season in a carnival.  And we have had a season about witches.  And now a hotel.  This one could be horrifying.  The problem is, we have STAYED at hotels that have been a nightmare.  Ha Ha

10.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her, “The driver just insulted me!” The man says, “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

JAY DEAN

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!!  We are truly the greatest country in the world.  The “LAND OF THE FREE.”

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This blog is sponsored by Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD.  Well, the vehicles keep coming in day after day.  We have received a number of 2016 Ford Fusions.  I am not joking when I say that we cannot keep Fusions on the lot.  About 7-10 days ago, we had ONE Ford Fusion on the lot.  ONE!!!  We are now restocked and ready to go.  It seems like the color that is going to be a biggie is the new “shadow black.”

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It’s a sharp new shade of black, and the rims look incredible with it!  Stop by and see us at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen, SD.  We are located in the auto plaza, north highway 281, right across from Shopko.  You can always call us at 1-800-627-1237, or check us out online at http://www.piersonford.com/

1.  LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!

I got a kick out of this one.

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This one is funny.  A little bit cringe worthy, but funny.

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This one may take you a minute, but once you get it, IT’S HILARIOUS!

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This next one is SO my sense of humor.

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AND, this one…..

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And….well, you get the picture!

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2.  I saw that someone had a picture of what “our society” looks like today.  Isn’t this the truth?  People have to gripe and moan about EVERYTHING.  And, nothing seems to be good enough for us.  This one should be funny, but in many ways, it’s not.

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3.  My wife had her class reunion this past weekend.  I won’t tell you how many years, because then it won’t be fun at home for a couple of days.  Ha ha.  Anyway, we played a fun game at the reunion.  It was “JENGA”, only it was “REAL LIFE JENGA.”  I couldn’t play, because the game makes me crazy.  Or crazier, depending on who you talk to.

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4.  SOMEONE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR.  There is a guy in Fargo, or WAS a guy in Fargo, who apparently has my sense of humor.  He had made his demands about how he wanted his obituary in the newspaper after he passed away.  Well, he died this past week.  And to honor his wishes, his family posted his obituary in the Fargo Forum, JUST THE WAY HE WANTED IT.

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I would have LOVED to have met this guy.  It sounds like he had a wonderful sense of humor.

And, even in death, he got the LAST LAUGH!!!

5.  Speaking of obituaries, a great comedian from the days past has died.  Jack Carter was 93 when he passed away a couple of days ago.  You may remember him from “The Dean Martin Show”, “Laugh-In”, “The Ed Sullivan Show” and many others shows.  I remember him being a panelist on “Match Game.”  Another of the comedic legends is gone.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Actor Jack Carter arrives at LA's Premiere of Twyla Tharp-Frank Sinatra Musical "Come Fly Away" at the Pantages Theatre on October 25, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Pantages Theatre)

6.  Most people know that I am a country music diehard.  But, my country music is from the 50’s thru the 90’s.  I can’t really stand the new country music today.  But, that’s just my opinion.  I go WAY BACK in history for my favorite country music.  I would have been completely satisifed growing up in the late 50’s and 60’s in country music.  With that said, check out the shirt that I ordered that should be here any day.  (And, no those are not my arms.)

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7.  MY DAY WAS MADE THE OTHER DAY.

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Yes, the Minnesota Wild signed their goalie from this past year.  The goalie that made a huge impact on the team.  Devan Dubnyk got a six year contract, which may be a big one, but my gut tells me that he’s worth every penny.  AND WHAT A GUT I HAVE!!!

And then yesterday, my day was made again.  Another great signing!!

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In case you haven’t noticed, I have become a hockey fanatic.  A hockey die-hard.  Plus, it’s driving me crazy waiting for the next season to begin!!  I am almost more excited about the hockey season than the NFL season.  And I have NEVER EVER uttered those words before!!!

8.  I finally got to see the documentary about Glen Campbell and his decline from Alzheimers.  It showed on CNN the other night, and I caught the last hour.  I was mesmerized.  I give Glen and his family lots of credit for having the heart to put this out to the public.  It shows a man who loved his family and loved his music, and it shows how both of his loves slowly began to decline.  Sad.

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You find out in this show just how important his music was to his mind and his heart.  I strongly urge you to watch this.  Plus maybe have a few kleenex available.  I am a HUGE Glen Campbell fan, and have even met him once.  He was incredibly nice.  Even after a few decades in the business, he took care of his fans, and was so genuine.  I love you Glen Campbell, and I thank you for the impact you made and had on the music world!!

9.  THIS WORLD HAS GONE CRAZY.  I didn’t have to write that, you probably already knew that.  We have become so touchy about everything.  Now, even practical jokes.  Who hasn’t played a practical joke on somebody else?  And if no one was hurt, what’s the big deal?  A tenured teacher in Tennessee may be fired for participating in a prank on other teachers.  Plus, the kids weren’t even in school, so nobody witnessed it.  The prank included the following.

****a lotion like substance put on classroom door handles.

****chairs and desks overturned in a couple of classrooms.

****vehicles moved around the lot without permission.  (That’s the fun of it.)

****and, finally, the one that just about put me over the edge.  Non-edible styrofoam packing peanuts were taken and put in someones car.  The reason this is bad?  THEY WERE THE PROPERTY OF THE SCHOOL.

C’mon people.  Nobody can have fun anymore.  Now, if they had started something on fire, or crashed a car or something like that, then throw the book at them.  But this was just a few pranks.  That they did every year on each other, by the way.  I think a reprimand would have been fine with this.  NOT A POSSIBLE FIRING.

10.  Speaking of overreacting, check out what TV-LAND did.  With all the controversy of the confederate flag happening in this country, TV-LAND decided to pull all of the “Dukes Of Hazzard” reruns because the confederate flag is on top of the car?  REALLY?  SERIOUSLY?  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I think that this confederate flag debate is real, and needed.  But to yank a TV show off the air from the 80’s because the flag is on the top of the car?  To this blogger it seems ridiculous.

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I love this country.  I love this world.  But, I’m getting super tired of having a few people offended, and then having to change EVERYTHING because of a few people.  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAJORITY RULES?

11.  It’s almost VACATION TIME.  I will be gone from the 4th thru the 13th.  Heading to Minnesota with my baby.  We are taking some much needed and much deserved time off.

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We have never been to either community, but since I announced where we were going, I have received numerous suggestions on what to do.  WE CANNOT WAIT!!!

12.  JOKE OF THE DAY:

Batman and Robin are camping in the desert, set up their tent and are asleep. Some hours later, Batman wakes his faithful friend. “Robin, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

Robin replies, ” I see millions of stars.”

“What does that tell you?” asks Batman.

Robin ponders for a minute.

“Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.

Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.

Chronologically, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three.

Theologically, it’s evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant.

Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

What does it tell you, Batman?”

Batman is silent for a moment, then speaks:

“Robin, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent.”

HAVE A GREAT NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS!!

JAY DEAN