Seems like forever since I did a blog.  Time just gets away from me and I think about doing one all the time, but something always comes up.  Here’s to hoping I can get back on track some year….or decade…or whatever….

This lovely blog is sponsored by the good folks at Pierson Ford in Aberdeen.  I say good folks because they continue to employ me, and that says something about them right there.


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I would imagine that my beautiful wife has thought about doing this for years!!


I tried writing this book once.  I didn’t even get the title written before I quit.




Poor Spongebob.


And finally, one that was probably designated for me. 


And finally…


2.  Chances are you have never heard the name JANET WALDO.

Be honest, have you?  Doubtful.  Oh, but you DO know Janet Waldo.  Janet passed away recently at the tender age of 96.  She was discovered by Bing Crosby, and spent years entertaining all of us with her voice.

Janet was the voice of Judy Jetson on the “Jetsons” which started in 1962.


She was also the voice of Penelope Pitstop.


And, she was the voice of the cute little readhead Josie on “Josie And The Pussycats.”


Plus she was an actress and voice-over actress in dozens, if not hundreds of other projects.  I find it sad that someone this talented can make her mark and disappear and not get the respect she deserves.  Well, we’re giving it to her here.  A job well done, Janet Waldo.  Now rest in peace!!

3.  FUNNY STORY.  The other day I was selling a car to a young lady who was here with her Dad and her brother, who I think was five years old.  I could be wrong.  Anyway, I asked them who their insurance was with and they said “State Farm.”  I asked who their agent was and the young boy didn’t miss a beat and said “JAKE.”  I thought we were going to bust a gut laughing.  For those of you that don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s Jake from this ad.

4.  Tragedy strikes another Hollywood star.  It seems like an accident or some freak crazy thing happens in Hollywood a few times a year.  This time it’s “Star Trek” star Anton Yelchin.  He plays Chekov in the new “Star Trek” movies.  Movies that are terrific by the way.


You might also remember him as starring in the title role of the hit movie “Charlie Bartlett”, which came out in 2007.


Anton Yelchin died this past weekend at the age of 27 in a bizarre accident.  He was found pinned between his SUV and a brick mailbox pillar.  It looks like the Jeep may have slipped into neutral for some reason and pinned him and killed him.  HOW HORRIBLE.  Apparently these Jeeps are under some scrutiny because of the shifter.  You can read up on that almost anywhere else but here.  It’s sad though.  A super great talent taken way too soon.


5.  I was watching CNN the other night, and Anderson Cooper was absolutely tearing his female guest apart.  Completely badgering her.  It got to the point that I was so mad that I changed channels and uttered some words that I cannot repeat here.  I then switched over to FoxNews to find Bill O’Reilly not giving anybody a chance to talk. Someone would start a conversation and he would interrupt them and state his opinion.  And goodness knows what happens when someone disagrees with his opinion.


I will say one thing though.  These 24 hour news channels have fueled the fire for “opinion based news.”  They have to.  Think about it.  They have to come up with news stories and interviews and opinions for a full 24 hours a day!!!!  One of the things that really make me mad are the 24 hour a day coverage after horrible events like the one in Orlando recently.  We beat that story in the ground, just like we do other stories.  And, I feel that we make copycat killer and unstable people want to get in the spotlight because of all of the attention we give the stories. Maybe I’m wrong, but I feel very passionately about that.

6.  Oh, and one more thing to CNN.

EVERY DAMN STORY THAT COMES OUT IS NOT…I REPEAT NOT, |”BREAKING NEWS.”  It drives me crazy watching them come back from EVERY commercial with “breaking news.”  When a story has been around for 48 hours, it’s not breaking news.  I think I need to find a new channel to watch.  Oh, here, what’s “OWN?”  I hope it’s nothing to do with Oprah!!

7.  I’M SO EXCITED FOR SUNDAY NIGHT.  I get to see the legendary Gordon Lightfoot again.  I saw him a few years back with my brother Troy and my great radio friend Denny Pitman.  Here’s a picture of Denny, Gordon and me.  Denny’s on the left, Gordon Lightfoot is in the middle and some goofy Norwegian doofus is on the right.


Gordon Lightfoot has sure changed over the years.



Last time I checked he was 76 years old and still touring. Gordon just about died a few years back from an illness, but luckily for us this Canadian treasure made it thru and is still touring.  This is going to be a great show. This Sunday night I’m introducing my wife and two boys to Gordon.  I think they will appreciate it.

8.  Curious what my favorite Gordon Lightfoot song is?  I’ll give you three to listen to, but the first one is BY FAR my favorite.

This song actually makes me cry sometimes when I listen to it.

I’m also a huge fan of “Carefree Highway.”

And who didn’t love “Sundown?”

I know that I’m in the minority on this, but I never ever liked “The Wreck Of  The Edmund Fitzgerald.”  My wifey loves it though.  She will be happy to hear it Sunday night.

9.  OK.  MOVIE TIME.  My son Tyler and I finally went to see this movie.


If you have been paying attention, you know that my boys and I LOVE horror movies and that “The Conjuring” was one of the scariest movies we have ever seen.  How about the sequel?  SUPER CREEPY…SUPER SCARY!!  I don’t think it lived up to the first one, but sequels hardly ever do.  The first one was so fresh and a new idea, and this one carries on the tradition and is scary as heck!!!  There is one scene in the movie that may be the most scared I have ever been in a movie theater.  Right up there with “The Exorcist.”

The stories featured in the “Conjuring” series are true.  Or based on true.  In fact, to make these movies even creepier, at the end of the movie they play actual recordings of the actual exorcisms.  Plus they show pictures that were taken at the event.  CRAZY, HUH?  If you love horror movies, this one is a MUST!!!


At the doctor’s office, Tom was getting a check up. “I have good news and bad news,” says the doctor. “The good news is you have 24 hours left to live.” Tom replies, “That’s the good news?!” Then the doctor says, “The bad news is I should have told you that yesterday.”




Tom was at the hospital visiting with his best friend Larry who was dying. Tom asked, “If there is baseball in heaven will you come back and tell me?” Larry nodded yes just as he passed away. That night while Tom was sleeping, he heard Larry’s voice in a dream, “Tom…” “Larry! What is it?!” asked Tom. “I have good news and bad news from heaven.” “What’s the good news?” “There is baseball in heaven after all, but the bad news is you’re pitching on Tuesday.”






  1. Hi…found your blog a good while back and love it…..Ii was raised in Hartley Iowa and Scotland South Dakota…my daughter works for Polaris in Spirit Lake and I have lived in Maryland the past 40 years…but your blog is like voice from home…Thanks

  2. I came across your blog on accident many years ago. I’ve since then, never miss reading your stories and your even saved on my Favorites list on all my devices. I truly enjoy your blog Sir, keep up the good work. Your jokes always make my day. congratulations!

  3. Jay, I am one of your biggest fans. But today, a small criticism. You found room to express a sad note about the premature death of actor Anton Yelchin. That’s a sentiment I share, by the way. You also found room to criticize the excessive coverage of the Orlando massacre. But not a word about the 49 dean and the multiple wounded. Anton rated that, why not the masses killed so suddenly and so tragically?
    Ken Cady
    Rancho Mirage, CA

    1. Ken, you are correct in my missing the real point on that story. I guess I need to proofread a little better to make sure I’ve made the points I needed to make. This story deeply sickens me. I don’t know what this world is going to do because I feel it’s gone too far in the way of evil to turn back any time soon. On a second note, sometimes I avoid the “hot topics” of the day, so I do not have to argue and push my point. Things like gun control, abortions, etc. etc. I try to make my blog informative, and also fun. I seriously am SO HAPPY that you’re one of my biggest fans, Ken, and I will try in the future to be a bit more fully surrounded on the issues I talk about. TAKE CARE MY FRIEND…

  4. Jay, You have been MIA or over a month! There are no summer vacations for bloggers, PLEASE, we need a new post!

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