Saturday, July 21, 2007

What's On My Mind*- *Kansas-1976

A Mexican tipping the scales at 1,234 pounds will be listed as the world's fattest man by the Guinness Book of Records, while a loss of 200 kilos (440 pounds) may make him the man who lost the most weight.
"I'm glad to be in the Guinness Book as the fattest man. I am also happy to have lost 200 kilos," Manuel Uribe, 41, told AFP.
Uribe was able to leave his home in Monterrey, northern Mexico in March aboard a trailer to celebrate his weight loss.
Guinness has recognized his weighty achievement with a glass plaque.
"They gave it to me, I have it in my hands," said Uribe, who founded an organization to help overweight people.
Uribe's photograph appears in the 2008 Guinness Book of Records alongside a description of the treatment he has had and offers of surgery he has received.
Uribe said the editor of the book had promised to visit him next year, and held out the possibility of appearing in the 2009 edition as the man who had lost the most weight.
Uribe appeared on television in 2006 seeking help for his excess weight, which has plagued him for more than 20 years, most of which he has spent in bed.

Dude, just back away from the table, please. And walk, yeah do lots of walking. Nothing more needs to be said about this and I'm sorry I grosssssed you out with the picture.
Micheal Vick, fuck you and the thug posse you rode in on. You are everything that's wrong with professional sports. Nothing more likable than an overpaid thug who abuses everything he meets. Women, dogs, hell they are all the same. I really hope you are permanently banned from sports and exiled to a flying bug infested island where, out of some justification by God, superior races makes you appear in some "Human Fighting" operation run by dogs. And you get your face chewed off; yeah that would work only if I could see it. Let me know when tickets go on sale.

Tank Johnson, shaddap! "White people don't understand my culture". Yeah, you are correct. I haven't taken a gun out in public since 1971 on the farm. Yeah, I don't make 5.6 million dollars a year for playing a game. Yeah, I haven't been arrested twice in one year for being a fucking idiot. What is it YOU don't understand Tank? I would think I would have a bit more respect for a job if I made 5.6 million dollars a year. What is it about being a decent person you don't understand? Thug.

This is Pacman Jones. He could have owned Nashville. Great football player with an amazing opportunity to own a city if he only had a brain. Nashburg loved this guy but getting arrested a gazillion times in one year will pretty much seal your fate in conservative Tennessee. Just a bit of humility, maybe a bit of maturity or at least common sense would have served this guy well but alas...a thug.

Words of Wisdom From George Carlin

I don't really know if George Carlin said this or not (I didn't snopes it or anything) but it makes damn fine sense.
George Carlin's Views on Aging
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. "How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. "How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21 . YESSSS!!! But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed? You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone. But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would! So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60. You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday! You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92." Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!" May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them."
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10.Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Random Pictures

I was going through some stuff and found these pictures of Freshman Year UND 2003
This is a picture of touchdown Jesus reflecting off of the pool in front of it. A budding Ansel Adams maybe? Nah, I got lucky.

The Golden Dome right before sunset. An intensely beautiful place to be.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

High In San Francisco

The next few pics have been taken from high a top this building under construction in downtown San Francisco

Very nice.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Cool 80's TShirt

I got this shirt at Kemper Arena, KC spring of 1985. I saw him again in StL about two years later. In 1985, I took an old "girlfriend"(pretty one sided) and her parents to the show. At that time, I was really getting into his stuff after all that time he was in my house growing up. He was incredible. I didn't get the girl but two years later at the Arena, he was pretty bad. I am glad I saw him before he wasn't Frank anymore.

In the spirit of Randy's tee shirts, I would like to give this shout out to one of the true loves of my life, the incredibly gorgeous Bree. Loved and hated her with the heat of a thousand white hot suns. After doing a remote for KY 102 in 1981, I came back to our place and found out she had disposed of all of my collectors T shirts. Shirts that had went all the way back to my first show, Rare Earth, Sugarloaf and Flo&Eddie at the Rock Island Armory May 1972. She wanted to "up" my image. She wanted me to be "GQ"ish. Two drawers of priceless only worn once shirts, from Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes to Elvin Bishop to Summerjam 1977 to a signed Police TShirt all given away to "the needy" in one sad, hot Saturady that summer. She was beautiful, fun, passionate, f#@king tempestuous, and dangerous (she gave me a "cauliflower" ear)at times. I miss those shirts but I would trade every one of them to have you back for your husband and kids. I am sure they miss you. Maybe someday, I'll meet them. Godspeed, girl.

The "Station"

Yeah, yeah, I know it's not a radio "station". Actually, it would be akin to me doing radio in my room as a kid. I did that. A lot. I am sure my sister will weigh in on this one. I have an opportunity through a very small audince, to play what I think should be included on a station catered to me and the people my age. I just went from Robert Plant's "In the Mood" to "Hooked on A Feeling" by BJ Thomas to "Talk Talk" by Talk Talk. Why not? Throw some Metallica and Motown in there and I think it sounds pretty f@*ing cool. I wish I could voice track some of it but it isn't set up that way. That's OK, at least it's free. I'll take any opportunity I can to share the soundtrack of my life. There's a screenplay in those songs but I'll have to wait until the kids get older.
From what I hear, if you have a Mac, there is some kind of problem. I will see if my analytical, highly superior brain can find a solution.

The Rules of Love (with a rebuttal)

1. Getting angry at us for not reading your mind is like getting angry at yourself for not being able to fly. It's not just futile, it's physically impossible.
Definately number one. I hate to guess, there's a 50 percent chance I'll get it wrong

2. Yes, we do think Jessica Alba is hot. Sometimes we're even dumb enough to admit it.
Just cause we are on a diet, that doesn't mean we can't look at the menu.

3. Don't ask us to understand your shoe fetish. Asking us to respect it is even sort of pushing it.
In my pea brain, a whole closet of Reeboks is really too much.

4. You do look good without makeup, just not as good as you look with it.
Sorry, I disagree, nothing finer that a natural woman

5. Ever notice how we don't fight with our male friends? That's why we get so frustrated when we fight with you.
And please fight fair, bringing up junk just to hurt us does.

6. You care what you're wearing infinitely more than we do. In fact, if you're naked when you open the front door, you won't hear an argument from us.
As a matter of fact, I'd make it worth your while.

7. You don't like to get hit on in public, you don't want to date online and you don't want to be set up on blind dates. Tell us if sending messenger pigeons is an appropriate way of courting. Because if it is, we're all over it.
The age old problem, where or where do we meet women?

8. There should a statute of limitations on stupid things that we said that can come back to haunt us. I propose 24 hours.
Nah, two weeks is more like it, I promise I will do that same thing for you.

9. Cooking dinner for a man is like buying flowers for a woman, except it takes a lot more time, effort and thought for you to do it. Thanks. We appreciate it.
In fact, if you are cooking naked, you get extra points

10. We actually like your girly pet-names for us, but please, not in front of the guys!
I don't have a girly pet name: my three have been fine for the last 50 some years.

11. Just because we like looking at the women in Maxim doesn't mean we want to actually converse with the women in Maxim. Not for long, anyway.
Give me experience over "hot" any day.

12. Your nice guy friends are the most reliable source for telling you if your new boyfriend's a jerk. And he probably is. (By the way, you might want to consider marrying that nice guy who's giving you advice about the jerk.)
The best advice of them all.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

God the Painter Number 5

I'll take either path, actually.

Is This an Alien Woman?

Thank God this country still has somewhat of a soul. Apparently the moving in to a mansion by a spoiled, catty, superficial, money grabbing, pimple on the ass of time, no talent, grumpy, shell of a human being bitch has not captured much of an audience. Thank God it went from a mini series to an hour special. NBC has become the dumping grounds of this reality cat litter junk. Man, this summer has been brutal with the singing show... Wait, who approved this? The same high and drunk guy who ok'd the competition bewteen mothers and daughters for the same hunky guy (although I never watched a minute of it, the moms were hotter than the kids). If this was on the only TV station 37 years ago when I lived on the farm, I would have stayed out side til midnight or put a bullet in my head, whichever came first. Hey Posh, can you really get bent like beckham?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

A New Exciting Feature Has Been Added to the Blog.

Through the miracle of thechnology, you can now HEAR the stuff I am listening to. If you go the the right and click on the icon under ROCKO RADIO, you will find a playlist of about a thousand songs along with cover art. I will change these songs often but I think you will find some tasty stuff in there. If I was to program a radio station, it would sound pretty much like this. The only drawback is that these songs are played at random. Another is that you can only pick three songs from a particular artist, but in some ways, it really mixes up a bit. You can click ahead or back from each song. I guess you could call 99% of these songs as the soundtrack of my life.
Bookmark it for cool tunage if you want.

Oh, and under the heading of What I Am Diggin On, click on that picture and you'll get 10 minutes of the Big 89 Rewind which featured all the old WLS jocks doing their old shows on Memorial Day..Lujack, Tommy, Fred Winston, Bob Sirrott, John "Records"Landecker and during the ten minutes take a look for my friend Jay, the lucky stiff was there. Hope you like your stay.
Y'all come back now, ya hear?...

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