Friday, June 02, 2006

Weekend Crap

This is almost day 110 into what I call as "Operation Ground Zero". It is an opportunity to start again and reenergize the thought process in the somewhat new age of 50. It has been that long since a have had a drink. "How do I feel? " some people have asked. I feel great. I have also dropped 28 pounds, so that may have something to do with it.
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What will be the future of HD radio? It is very expensive right now to buy a receiver, but I also remember when blank video tapes were ten bucks a piece. I hope that the radio companies (and I think mine will) be bold enough to offer something other than the same tired 500 song playlist. I have witnessed the diffrence between HD and analog, and I can't wait to hear Steely Dan's "Aja"... or "Crime of the Century" by Supertramp on one. When I was working in a stereo store in the late 70s, those were the two albums that were sonically miles ahead of their peers. Those would be the LPs we would test stereos.
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Congrats again to the people at the Arch. Less than 1 point behind KMOX in the 12+ demos. That's frickin cool. Some of The Arch music isn't for me, but there in lies the popularity. It's not for everyone some of the time, but for most folks most of the time, and that has translated into a real winning formula. I don't think the other stations still know what hit them.
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St. Peterfest in Kirkwood tonight. Nothing like a parish festival to get into summer. I think I will go easy on the food and drink this year. It will be fun, though, just to get the latest gossip in the neighborhood.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

I Never Knew...

THIS MAY COME AS A SURPRISE TO THOSE OF YOU NOT LIVING IN LAS VEGAS,
BUT THERE ARE MORE CATHOLIC CHURCHES THAN CASINOS (in Vegas).

NOT SURPRISINGLY, SOME WORSHIPPERS AT SUNDAY SERVICES WILL GIVE
CASINO CHIPS RATHER THAN CASH WHEN THE BASKET IS PASSED.

SINCE THEY GET CHIPS FROM MANY DIFFERENT CASINOS, THE CHURCHES HAVE
DEVISED A METHOD TO COLLECT THE OFFERINGS.

TH E CHURCHES SEND ALL THEIR COLLECTED CHIPS TO A NEARBY FRANCISCAN
MONASTERY FOR SORTING AND THEN THE CHIPS ARE TAKEN TO THE CASINOS OF
ORIGIN AND CASHED IN.

THIS IS DONE BY THE CHIP MONKS.

YOU DIDN'T EVEN SEE IT COMING DID YOU?

OWNED.

Thanks KK

Ways To Stop Being a Fucking Idiot

This list is not for you, our well-behaved and handsome readers. It's for all your friends and enemies who don't mind acting like major a-holes. Please forward this helpful list to them and hopefully their unsavory conduct will cease.
• If you are able to read while exercising, stop reading. You are not really exercising.
• If you find yourself enjoying bad blues performed by Bruce Willis, John Goodman or Jim Belushi, stop it. And throw away your Planet Hollywood jacket while you're at it.
• If it takes more than $45 to fill up your gas tank, stop it. Pour the gas on the outside of the vehicle and light a match.
• If you constantly worry aloud about catching SARS or West Nile, stop it. The eight cigarettes you have at lunch everyday will kill you first.
• If you are Toby Keith, stop it. Breathing, that is.
• If you are an office clockwatcher who decides what to talk about based on the day of the week and its relation to the weekend, i.e. "I hate Mondays"; "Wednesday, Hump day!" and "It's Thursday, which is almost Friday! Yay!" Stop it. Please follow me out behind the dumpsters. I want you to meet someone.
• If you put "shizzle" at the end of every word and you are not Snoop Dogg, stop it. It's about as funny as "Waaazzz-up!"
• If your fulltime job is selling crap on eBay, stop it. We don't need to bid on your sister's half-used acne medication.
• If you talk about your fraternity or sorority days ad nauseam, stop it. We already know your best days are hopelessly behind you.
• If you feel the need to yap on your cell phone in a restaurant, stop it. Leave the restaurant, continue yapping and walk directly into traffic.
• If you scold others for yawning, stop it. Take the hint (it's you).
• If you proudly state, "I really don't watch TV," stop it you liar. You watch TV every waking second you are not downloading porn.
• If you wear anything that says "WWJD," stop it. One thing Jesus wouldn't do is wear a chintzy WWJD bracelet purchased at Bea's Hallmark in the strip mall.
• If you do a month's worth of banking at my ATM when I just need to get a 20 spot, stop it. I have a gun pointed at our back, step aside and take your business inside the bank.
• If you proudly proclaim Top Gun, Scarface or Pretty Women is your favorite movie, stop it. Imitating people on "Cribs" is not a good idea.
• If you act like your work place is an episode of "The Real World," stop it. The real, real world doesn't need your drama fits (but still feel free to dress like a stripper).
• If you are a guy more than 17 years of age and choose to drink a fruity alcohol malt beverage, stop it. You did not earn the right and privilege to be drunk.

I stole this from here.

The Top Ten Unintentionally Gay Videos

Can be found here.

Regarding the first person on the list; there was nothing unintentional about it.
I know first hand...(shaddup!).

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Very Funny...

Memorial Weekend Post #4 The last one...



The headstone says:
Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart.

It doesn't say what you gave up over there. It took you so long to come home even after you came home. It hurt so bad to see you like that. I can't begin to explain how much I miss you, bro. I feel lost and sometimes double crossed in life and I always remember your kind words. "Shut the fuck up and get going". I can't imagine what my life would have been like with you in it. I think about you every hour of every day. Forty five was WAY too early to go. I will see you soon.
William Guy Raley Jr. October 5 1948-October 9 1993


BTW, I stole your flag. Didn't think you'd need it or miss it.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Memorial Weekend Post #4 Retro Jams

Very weird little program broadcast on Sunday by our local whatever affiliate. I have seen videos so far like "Rock The Boat" by The Hues Corporation (what decade was that?), "Native New Yorker" by Odyssey, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancin'" by Leo Sayer (he was chewing gum while singing that's certainly believable), "Rock Your Baby" by George McRae (very primitive looking) "Love Is In The Air" by Paul Young. All of these videos came out pre MTV and look very dated. I haven't heard "Native New Yorker" forever and completely forgot about the song. What caused me to change the channel was a 20th anniversary mix of KC and the Sunshine Band that pumped it up even more...put a bullet in my brain...please. Back to the channel and a video of "All Right Now" by Free with a very alive Paul Kossof and a very young Paul Rodgers. At no time did this video syncronize the singing and/or guitar playing with what was shown. Interesting little program, viewed for curiousity's sake only.

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