Saturday, April 21, 2007

Just Stuff For A Saturday Night

A list of films that use the word "fuck" the most

When interviews go very wrong...

C'mon down, Mr PhD and play "the Price Is Right"
Very funny.

From Barstool Sports, here are the 20 hottest female athletes in the world.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Randy's College of Musical Knowledge (the 4/20 edition)

I really need my daughter to photoshop this diploma...but oh well.

Hey wacky, cracky kids, it's time for another edition of Unkle Wandy's "College of Musical Knowledge". This is the 4/20 version. Did you know the song "Smokin" by Boston clocks in at 4:20?


A Gentleman Musician's Final Review

William "B.G." Guffey III
Bill Guffey, of Shawnee Mission, KS, passed away April 12, 2007. He was born July 28, 1952 in Inglewood, CA. He died following a valiant battle for 7 months after receiving a liver transplant at KU Med. Center. Bill studied classical piano and played keyboards most of his life. In 1971 he moved to Boston and played with an underground group for two years. He was the original keyboard player for the rock group Shooting Star joining the band in 1977. After spending several years working on original songs and playing throughout the Midwest, the band made two trips to New York City where they performed for several major record companies. Ultimately, the band became the first American band signed to the English label, Virgin Records. They recorded their first album in London with record producer Gus Dudgeon, famous for his work with Elton John. Bill toured throughout the United States with Shooting Star until he left the band in 1981 after recording the album "Hang on For Your Life". He began his career with the IRS in 1991. He retired from his position as a steward for the National Treasury Employee Union, Chapter 66 for 9 years. He served as the second Vice President for NTEU, Chapter 66, and as the Executive Vice President from 2002 until his retirement. He was a member of Mensa International. He enjoyed playing international Video games with his son Billy and watching him play baseball. He loved gardening. He and his tomatoes will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Becka Guffey and son, William Guffey IV. His parents, Shirley Guffey of Lenexa, KS and William Guffey Jr. of Des Moines, IA, and a sister Liza Guffey. For friends and family there will be a celebration of his life April 29 at the Valley View Dance Studio in Overland Park 1-4 p.m. He will be buried in the Guffey Cemetery in Northern Missouri at a private service at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to Animal Haven, 9800 W. 67th, Merriam, KS 66203, or to the Guffey Cemetery Association.
Published in the Kansas City Star on 4/18/2007.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

60 things to do before you die

Not sure what the picture has to do with anything, but it looks good.
Some cool stuff here.

Counting Down The Days....

I just preordered it from As that great American Flounder once said..."boy, this is gonna be GREAT!!".

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mr. Turner's mahfuggin sobriety mahfuggin test

This is mahfuggin' funny.

Non Sensical Sayings From My Youth

When I was in high school, I frequently had to..."piss like a russian racehorse."

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Art of Back Timing

An interesting discussion is going on over at the Kansas City Radio Board about the art of "back timing". It seems my old station 99.7KY goes into network programming every night at 7pm and the person responsible for the transition isn't even live in the studio. So, at 3 minutes to 7, they started an 8 minute song and just cut it off. Lazy and inexcusable.

One of the very first jobs I ever had was when I worked the overnight shift at KSTT in downtown Davenport. KSTT was at 1170 on the AM dial and was broadcasting out of an old rat infested building down by the Mississippi right next to The Hostess bakery where Twinkies are made. Spike Odell was the morning guy and he had a running bit by saying he was broadcasting from "Twinkie Boulevard". Every hour on the hour the network news would come on. Once you had your clocks set by the network, it was up to you to hit that mark with the end of your song. I considered it cheating to play an instrumental.
For example, if you know that you have 7.5 minutes left till the top of the hour, you had better have two songs, both averaging 3:45 in length. If you are going to talk for 15 seconds, then you need to deduct that time from your two songs. It was one of the things that made the job challenging and fun. Being the perfectionist that I am, the tighter the better. Only jocks can realate to this: my favorite moment was at 4am one day. I had the hour timed out perfectly. I ended the hour with "Magic Man" by Heart. If you remember the song, it ended very cold with a drum part and the end. At the exact moment the song ended, the next sound was "I'm so and so ABC news.." Spike heard it and complimented me on the great job of backtiming. It is an art that no one cares about anymore and that is reason number 45367 why I am out of the business.

The Devil Walks Amongst Us

Proverbs 24:20

20 for the evil man has no future hope,
and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

Pray for us.

Monday, April 16, 2007

This Is NOT Good!

Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?

It seems like the plot of a particularly far-fetched horror film. But some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile phone could cause massive food shortages, as the world's harvests fail.

They are putting forward the theory that radiation given off by mobile phones and other hi-tech gadgets is a possible answer to one of the more bizarre mysteries ever to happen in the natural world - the abrupt disappearance of the bees that pollinate crops. Late last week, some bee-keepers claimed that the phenomenon - which started in the US, then spread to continental Europe - was beginning to hit Britain as well.

The theory is that radiation from mobile phones interferes with bees' navigation systems, preventing the famously homeloving species from finding their way back to their hives. Improbable as it may seem, there is now evidence to back this up.

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) occurs when a hive's inhabitants suddenly disappear, leaving only queens, eggs and a few immature workers, like so many apian Mary Celestes. The vanished bees are never found, but thought to die singly far from home. The parasites, wildlife and other bees that normally raid the honey and pollen left behind when a colony dies, refuse to go anywhere near the abandoned hives.

The alarm was first sounded last autumn, but has now hit half of all American states. The West Coast is thought to have lost 60 per cent of its commercial bee population, with 70 per cent missing on the East Coast.

CCD has since spread to Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece. And last week John Chapple, one of London's biggest bee-keepers, announced that 23 of his 40 hives have been abruptly abandoned.

Other apiarists have recorded losses in Scotland, Wales and north-west England, but the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs insisted: "There is absolutely no evidence of CCD in the UK."

The implications of the spread are alarming. Most of the world's crops depend on pollination by bees. Albert Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared, "man would have only four years of life left".

No one knows why it is happening. Theories involving mites, pesticides, global warming and GM crops have been proposed, but all have drawbacks.

German research has long shown that bees' behaviour changes near power lines.

Now a limited study at Landau University has found that bees refuse to return to their hives when mobile phones are placed nearby. Dr Jochen Kuhn, who carried it out, said this could provide a "hint" to a possible cause.

Dr George Carlo, who headed a massive study by the US government and mobile phone industry of hazards from mobiles in the Nineties, said: "I am convinced the possibility is real."

The case against handsets

Evidence of dangers to people from mobile phones is increasing. But proof is still lacking, largely because many of the biggest perils, such as cancer, take decades to show up.

Most research on cancer has so far proved inconclusive. But an official Finnish study found that people who used the phones for more than 10 years were 40 per cent more likely to get a brain tumour on the same side as they held the handset.

Equally alarming, blue-chip Swedish research revealed that radiation from mobile phones killed off brain cells, suggesting that today's teenagers could go senile in the prime of their lives.

Studies in India and the US have raised the possibility that men who use mobile phones heavily have reduced sperm counts. And, more prosaically, doctors have identified the condition of "text thumb", a form of RSI from constant texting.

Professor Sir William Stewart, who has headed two official inquiries, warned that children under eight should not use mobiles and made a series of safety recommendations, largely ignored by ministers.

If Einstein said it, I believe it! Holy cow!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

My baby?

Self Portrait by my daughter. Where do the years go?

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