Saturday, July 05, 2008

Beatles 101

I got this from the great
It's Steve Mays' website and he's the guy who got me into this whole mess
He got it from a plcae called Sturdy Soapbox

Everything you neeed to knoww about "A Day In The Life", one of the all time great musical masterpieces.

Friday, July 04, 2008

I.Q Test

Here's the link: I.Q Test.

I got 27. ...thanks , deb

Another Old Gas Station

Why do I love this crap so much? There's just something incredibly iconic in these pictures.
It must have been out of business for a long time, notice the grass around the pumps.

For My Friends

Incredible Pictures

Thought you might find these photos very interesting; what quality from 1941 !!Pearl Harbor photos found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker.

Just in time for Independence Day...thanks beth
On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii . By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island, where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS Colorado were undergoing repairs in the United States .)In spite of the latest intelligence reports about the missing aircraft carriers (his most important targets), Admiral Nagumo decided to continue the attack with his force of six carriers and 423 aircraft. At a range of 230 miles north of Oahu, he launched the first wave of a two-wave attack. Beginning at 0600 hours his first wave consisted of 183 fighters and torpedo bombers which struck at the fleet in Pearl Harbor and the airfields in Hickam, Kaneohe and Ewa. The second strike, launched at 0715 hours, consisted of 167 aircraft, which again struck at the same targets. At 0753 hours the first wave consisting of 40 Nakajima B5N2 'Kate' torpedo bombers, 51 Aichi D3A1 'Val' dive bombers, 50 high altitude b ombers and 43 Zeros struck airfields and Pearl Harbor. Within the next hour, the second wave arrived and continued the attack.When it was over, the U.S. losses were:
USA: 218 KIA, 364 WIA.
USN: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.
USMC: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.
Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.
TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.
USS Arizona (BB-39) - total loss when a bomb hit her magazine.
USS Oklahoma (BB-37) - Total loss when she capsized and sank in the harbor.
USS California (BB-44) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.
USS West Virginia (BB-48) - Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.
USS Nevada - (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking. Later repaired.
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) - Light damage.
USS Maryland (BB-46) - Light damage.
USS Tennessee (BB-43) Light damage.
USS Utah (AG-16) - (former battleship used as a target) - Sunk
CruisersUSS New Orleans (CA-3 2) - Light Damage..
USS San Francisco (CA38) - Light Damage.
USS Detroit (CL-8) - Light Damage.
USS Raleigh (CL-7) - Heavily damaged but repaired.
USS Helena (CL-50) - Light Damage.
USS Honolulu (CL-48) - Light Damage
USS Downes (DD-375) - Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Cassin - (DD-37 2) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
USS Shaw (DD-373) - Very heavy damage.
USS Helm (DD-388) - Light Damage.
USS Ogala (CM-4) - Sunk but later raised and repaired
Seaplane Tender USS Curtiss (AV-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired
Repair Ship USS Vestal (AR-4) - Severely damaged but later repaired.
Harbor Tug USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) - Sunk but later raised and repaired
188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U.S. Army Air Corps.)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Top Ten Cocaine Songs Of All Time

Yeah, he's on the list (with video evidence, of course)

Where Have You Gone, Joe Buck?

I found this article on Yahoo sports:

Joe Buck should be removed from MLB broadcasts yesterday
By 'Duk
Let me start by saying I don't like Joe Buck. In fact, I've never liked Joe Buck. When I watch Saturday afternoon baseball or the playoffs on Fox, it takes everything in my power to stop from hitting the mute button. He doesn't add anything to my enjoyment of the game and, more often than not, his refusal to never shut up and let the game breathe a little bit makes for the equivalent of a drill-bit being bored into my head for more than three hours at a clip.
You can disagree with me if you want, but I believe that if it weren't for who his father was, Joe Buck and his droning, monotone, haughty and easily-outraged-by-Randy Moss style would be somewhere in rural Minnesota, announcing the details of that day's ice fishing contest.
Well, if there were any broadcasting justice and any chance to make my dream come true, rural Minnesota is where Joe Buck would end up after the comments he made on this morning's Colin Cowherd Show. Apparently not only does Joe Buck not enjoy baseball as much as he used to, he says would rather watch "The Bachelorette" instead of the game that, for some reason, has made him its preeminent voice.

If he really thinks America is too busy to watch baseball during the week, then I would suggest Buck is completely out of touch from the millions who fill the parks Monday through Friday, those who blog about it endlessly with their own free time without ever getting paid and the people who hang on every pitch like he's announcing it without much interest during October.
What's even worse is that he doesn't even seem to believe that he and Fox might seem to be part of the problem. If people weren't being subjected to non-stop commercial breaks, dozens of in-game robot advertisements for Malcolm In The Middle and hundreds of fan reaction shots between each pitch, maybe more would be interested in tuning in.
Look, I never thought I'd agree with both Rob Parker and Skip Bayless, but Bud Selig and his people should be making phone calls this afternoon to ensure that someone else is tabbed to do the rest of Fox's schedule through the World Series. If Joe Buck no longer enjoys watching baseball, then it's time to confine him to his precious NFL and find someone else who does.

You know, I can't agree more. If you don't want to do it Joe, then don't. Now, everytime I see you doing baseball, I'll wonder if your heart is in it. There isn't anything worse in broadcasting than someone phoning it in. I had my suspicions the other day when the Cardinals were playing the Red Sox on a Saturday afternoon in Fenway on Fox and Joe..."took the day off". Took the day off? For the Cardinals and the Red Sox? at Fenway? I don't know the details and I'm not privy to any "backstage knowledge" but I don't think his dad would ever..."take the day off" on a broadcast like that. Colour me discouraged.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Off We Go Into The Wide Blue Yonder

Yonder is Bloomington/Normal Illinois. I was born in Illinois; Moline to be exact. It looks like now I'm headed back that direction. While I have enjoyed my run at KMOX and an opportunity to be part of such a heritage, first class organization, I set my sails north on I-55 about 150 miles. The opportunity for me to finally bestow my radio knowledge on a cluster of stations has made itself available. Starting on July 21st, I will be employed by Great Plains Media as the Market Manager for their Bloomington/Normal three station cluster. This decision was made after consultation with my family and a few close friends. Each and all agreed that this is where I needed to go to see if I indeed knew what the hell I have been talking about for the last 20 years. My time at KMOX has been fruitful and wonderful and I have learned a lot from the process, making some great friends along the way. I'm nervous but as Dave Ervin said..."you wouldn't be scared if it didn't mean anything". He's right. I will have three stations under my watch. A news/talk station on FM, a country station and a classic rock station. I hate to leave here again but it's time at 52, to put up or shut up. This is what I have been waiting for a long time. I hope not to blow it. I can not say in words what my time at KMOX has meant to me. There are none. God bless us all, everyone.

See The Picture Above?....

It is now my life...once again. It's never been easy with me, I have just got to relalize that after 52 years..and it will NEVER be easy.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

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"May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, or shouldn’t have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have". Richard L. Evans

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