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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

KAY KYSER'S "KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE"

It’s time for a music quiz.  Are you salivating, Glo?

Here it goes:

1.  In a 1973 hit by Deep Purple, they are singing about “smoke” and “water”.  What song?  What smoke?  What water?  What famous group of the time is mentioned in the song?

2.  Who won the 1971 World Series and what was their theme song?  Who performed it?

3.  Who sang “Diamond Girl”?  Name the year within three years.  (Extra credit if you hit it exactly)

Janice Joplin (1943-1970).  She was
quite a "swill" singer! 
4.  What band did Rick Derringer start with at age 17?  What was their huge hit of 1965 and who did they knock out of #1 on the Hit Parade with it?

5.  Who sang “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” and in what movie was it featured?  It became Billboard’s number 1 hit of what year?

6.  Name the 1975 disco hit by The Silver Convention.

7.  Name Janice Joplin’s favorite booze.

8.  Who was Carly Simon singing about in her 1973 hit “You’re So Vain”?

9.  What brand of car is mentioned in a 1981 hit by Blondie that has been considered by many to be the first successful rap song?   Who is the lead singer?

10.  Name three hits from the J. Geils Band.

Extra credit question:  Who the hell was Kay Kyser?” 

This is NOT an open book test.   Anyone caught cheating will have to wash the blackboards after class and beat the chalk dust out of the erasers.

Good luck!  I’ll give you a reasonable amount of time to complete the quiz.  While you’re working on it, I’ll be hanging around the teacher’s lounge trying to find out more about the good looking babe who is the new English teacher!

169 comments:

midnightsstaff said...

.."Smoke on the Water"- Religious music... ah, now we are talking about something I am an authority on.

It was Toronto where they lost the whole concert they were playing at to a distillery fire next door to the misnamed Southern Comfort distillery of Nova Scota.

..early reports was the fire had destroyed the structure and they had lost all their stock.
.. next day Joplin ended it all in despair.

The first rap song is an easy one.. "they are coming to take me a way-haha"

..bonus points in knowing that on the flip side was Richard Nixon's farewell speech played backwards..

Raindrops falling on my head was adopted as the Bolivian national anthem in 1976.
Carlie Simon was singing about her second cousin Neil Simon husband of Paul Simon.
you can look it up!

For the rest I would have to take a wild guess.

PROUD said...

1. Don't have a clue
2.P Pirates, w are family
3.Seals & Croft, late 80's?
4. Don't have a clue
5.B J Thomas
6.Don't have a clue
7. Bourbon
8.James Taylor
9.Debbie Harry / The Rapture, not sure about the car?
10.Freeze Frame and 2 more equally stupid songs?

(Sheesh...had to open two windows to display comments and answers at same time)

midnightsstaff said...

Well, I did cheat on the Carlie Simon thing.

and that good looking babe of an English teacher...

.. five years ago when she lived in San Francisco her name was Frank Addidictame.
her heart wasn't the only thing she left there.

PROUD said...

Just recalled lyrics to my baby was a centerfold...may have been J Gyles?

midnightsstaff said...

..give it a couple more hours and Proud will start remembering a lot of things..

like that 1.00 doctor follow up he just remembered.

It's early and Wednesdays are traditionally slow starters.
.. anyway they don't call it hump day for nothing- they are probably just now getting out of bed.

Jim McAllister said...

Hmmmmmm.....Maybe this SHOULD have been an open book test!

Glo, where are you? Save these guys.

midnightsstaff said...

She's probably the only one with a job.

Ok, I was making it up about the Southern Comfort distillery, it was later at the Early Age distillery in Kentucky but the rest was-
(is it too late to take the fifth? maybe a fifth of George Dickel)
..to the best of my recollection your honor.

I swerree on a stack of Korans.

PROUD said...

Glo???
What? you saying my answers weren't that good????

Shocked I tell you....SHOCKED!

Besides, I have an excuse....yesterday was our 36th wedding aniversary, so my memories have naturally been focused in that direction, not to mention I may have killed a few brain cells (the ones relating to musical trivia) celebrating last night...

Glo, Solid Gold Oldies fan said...

Ok, Ok - simmer down guys. Take a deep breath. Chant” ohhhhhmmmmmmmmmm

Shockingly, I don't have all the answers! Some bands I really didn't listen to, like Deep Purple, whose only hit I remember was Hush (great howling at the start!).

Carly was supposedly singing about Warren Beatty, but it's a well-kept secret. However, she sold the info to Dick Ebersole (married to Susan St. James of MacMillan & Wife) for a charitable donation. Did you know Mick Jagger was singing in the background?

Diamond Girl was by Seals & Crofts. I liked their Summer Breeze song better.

1971 World Series? Are you kidding me? I don’t watch sports at all.

Raindrops: BJ Thomas of course! Played in Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid while Paul Newman was riding Katharine Ross around on his bike. The movie was from 1969, but I think the song won awards the following year, including the Academy Award for Best Song.

Rick Derringer? The McCoys – hey, Hang On, Sloopy, hang on!

Don’t know the other answers, but did you know that the leader of the J. Geils band was named Peter Wolf and he was married to Faye Dunaway? I believe they had a son named Liam.

And Middy: “They’re coming to take me away hahhaaaaaaaaaaaaa” was released in 1966 by Napoleon XIV. Who’da thunk you could have a hit about a man and his dog?

OK, so here are a few more questions:

What hit song was remade by BJ Thomas that was originally done my an iconic old country star who died too young (And – who played said star in the movies?)?

What kind of a cocktail drink was made famous in the 40s by the Andrews Sisters?

Which song did Neil Diamond release in both 1966 and 1971, but only became a hit in that latter year?

Name two songs that Ringo Starr sang lead on during his tenure with the Beatles?

And what odd song in the 1970s was about cannibalism?

Ready, set – GO!


PS Proud - Congrats on the anniversary! tell your wife that we all admire her fortitude.

midnightsstaff said...

Thirty six.. congratulations, I barely made 16 before the mast- you are a better man than me.

I keep thinking it was Neal Young on #3 but then my memory is suspect.

..do I win a prize?

BTW Proud, you can click on the left where it says in blue, "Show Original Post".. I never bother because I never pay attention to the subject anyway,
..right now I have answered the most correctly and am leading the small pack- but then Proud will eventually get over the anniversary hangover.

Maybe I should have asked the girls at the hair salon and aced this sucker..
I gotta feeling they might know most of the answers, especially that hard bitten, no nonsense broad with the gimp that cuts my hair.

Most of the hair cutters today look like they have closed down more bars than the eighteenth amendment- specially that one with the tattoos and Peg Bundy hairdo that works in the corner.

Al could have answered every one of these questions and stumped you in the bargain.
Dodge men know their music like they know women with big hair.

PROUD said...

Glo...Yeah, she's getting a lot of congrats on the fortitude :-) (even from me!)

Only new question I know is about the Beatles, Ringo sang lead on Yellow Sub...Act Naturally..Honey Don't, and Little Help From My Friends...Prolly some others I will remember later?(I have every song the Beatles ever released)

PROUD said...

Oh...I thought the "Original Post", had a more biblical meaning (Original Sin-ish), so I steered clear of that...

After seeing Jim's critique of my answers, maybe I should call the doc, just to make sure I wasn't supposed to be there at 1...oops, it's already 4 ;-(

Pevie Hicks said...

"Thank Your Father Kids"..."THANKS DAD"

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.qsl.net/d/dh8ymb//apfel7/albundy/dodge.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sneakertalk.yuku.com/topic/345308&h=480&w=640&sz=67&tbnid=TuGxZj7LRPiEtM:&tbnh=85&tbnw=113&zoom=1&usg=__yuXdSkZgL9zE6mJKP0IIMFUjU_E=&docid=tT6iyDKV55bD9M&sa=X&ei=foymUbaXOqHViwKf-4HICA&ved=0CE8Q9QEwAg&dur=203

PROUD said...

If anyone ever needed proof just how STUPID Democrat's really are, look no further than here>

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/weiner-wins-male-voters-poll-article-1.1357005

midnightsstaff said...

Stay on topic!- one thing I can't stand is people getting off topic, another is hypocrisy.

PROUD said...

Yes, it's obvious by your Peg Bundy hairdo references that you are a stickler for topic keeping!

midnightsstaff said...

jus' seeing if you have woke up yet..

What?- Larry Welk isn't staying on topic? purist..

..it's called literary license.. no half-lit jokes please- they get old.

Stevebuzzardo said...

Jim, I have the answer for #1
Smoke on the Water is the title. It was a Casino fire, by Lake Geneva, Switzerland.
Two famous groups are mentioned, Frank Zappa and the Mothers, also the Rolling Stones are mentioned later in the song.

I think all of the others are already answered .

Stevebuzzardo said...

"What hit song was remade by BJ Thomas that was originally done my an iconic old country star who died too young (And – who played said star in the movies?)?"

Glo, I have the answer:

It was the old Hank Williams song "I'm so Lonesome I could cry"


Glo said...

Steve: Good job! BJ did a great renditions of that song. Now - who played Hank Williams in the 1964 movie? :)

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Something tells me you aren't taking this very seriously! LOL

"They're coming to take me away ha-ha" ???? You forgot "to the funny farm"

Anyway, that's incorrect but I assume with the Janice comment you are saying her drink of choice was "Southern Comfort." That's correct!

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

You got number 2. It was the Pittsburgh Pirates and the song was "We are family".

#3 is also correct with Seals and Croft. it wasn't in the 80s though.

B. J. Thomas is correct for number 5.

Debbie Harry is correct for #8. I'll give you credit for "The Rapture" even though the song is actually "Rapture". Close enough.

"Freeze Frame" is correct for part of #10.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Are you back on the Weinhard?

BTW it's "Carly" not "Carlie".

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

"Centerfold" is correct, one to go!

It's "Geils" not "Gyles" but I feel charitable today.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

Never say "hump" in front of a horny man!

Jim McAllister said...

Glo,

I'm not surprised you did the best on this. I might hire you to teasch a class on pop music for these guys!

OK, not into Deep Purple, huh?

"Hush" was a great song but not what I'm looking for.

Correct on Warren Beatty but it can vary depending on who one talks to. Warren says its definitely him.

Correct on Seals and Crofts.

Correct on Thoimas, Butch Cassidy, and 1970.

Correct on Derringer with The McCoys and "Hang on Sloopy".

Jim McAllister said...

Glo,

Was it George Hamilton? I seem to remember him playing Hank Williams because it seemed so impossible that he could pull it off.

Jim McAllister said...

Buzz,

Excellent! It was Lake Geneva and the Montreux Casino fire and the other group was Zappa.

Was Richie Blackmore lead guitar for DP? I loved his "Man on the Silver Mountain."

They were a great group.

PROUD said...

Well, if I have to loose, I'm 'gla' it was to 'glo'

Though I might respectfully ask the judges to review the game clock. I'm proud to point out my finger was on my buzzer, 3-1/2 hours quicker. Quick responses matter on Jeopardy, is time of the essence on this show?

BTW, the IRS is already asking me...what does second place pay?

Jim McAllister said...

Here is the complete list of answers:

1. The smoke is from the Montreux Casino Fire. The water is from lake Geneva in Switzerland.

The other group was Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

The song was "Smoke on the Water".

2. The Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1971 World Series and their theme was "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge.

3. Seals and Crofts, 1973.

4. Rick Derringer's band was indeed The McCoys, their song was "Hang on Sloopy", and they knocked The Beatles out of number one.

5. Glo nailed it: B. J. Thomas with "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and it was number one for 1970.

6. The Silver Convention did "Fly Robin Fly."

7. Middy got number 7 "Southern Comfort."

8. Carly Simon was probably referring to Beatty but some think it could have been David Cassidy, Cat Stevens, Nick Nolte, or David Bowie. (Cat Stevens!?)

9. Debbie Harry sang "Rapture" for Blondie in 1981 and during the rap segment of the song she mentions a Subaru. Debbie was quite a dish in those days but is now 68 and looking it. Time flies!

10. Three hits by J. Geils were "Freeze Frame, "Centerfold", and "Give it to Me."

The answer to the extra credit question of "Who the hell was Kay Kyser?" is the following.

James Kern "Kay" Kyser was a popular bandleader and radio personality of the 1930s and 1940s.

He made some comedy musicals in the 1040's and one of his crew was Ish Kabibble. "Three Little Fishes" was one of their hits.

He played campy stuff of the 40s but is an interesting curio now. He called his group the "Kollege of Musical Knowledge."

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&ie=UTF-8#q=kay+kyser+three+little+fishies&revid=1055642195&sa=X&ei=9minUcZbkO70BOWIgegP&sqi=2&ved=0CIgBENUCKAQ&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47244034,d.eWU&fp=9b4583a0fdd32626&ion=1&biw=1280&bih=899

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

The bastards are always looking for their cut.

Glad to see the press telling Holder where to go. He pissed off the wrong people. When HuffPo is pissed at a liberal, you know they are in trouble.

PROUD said...

Yeah, but I bet the MSM will get behind him when the rubber meets the road rather than allow a smirch on O's record. He's now and always has been a corrupt liar, he should go, Obama should ask him to leave, and I believe if the pressure stays on that will eventually happen, heard a couple CNN libs laying foundation with statements like "well Holder always said he wasn't planning to serve a second term"

BTW...I have to toss a yellow flag on Middy's team for answer on #7. Question was Joplin's favorite booze...not what "brand"...I think bourbon was correct...judges??? Glo???

PROUD said...

Off topic, but damn good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HlYZ2s_95gs#!

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

If it was bourbon, a brand name would have sufficed since bourbon and its various brand names are pretty ubiquitous. For example, Jack Daniels, which is a well known bourbon as is Early Times.

Southern Comfort is so unique that I think the generic would probably still be Southern Comfort. It's actually an "American Liqueur" but I had to look it it up to know that.

After much time pondering this situation I have decided that Middy still gets credit for "Southern Comfort" even though some of his comments are similar to those of a person who could have recently consumed a bottle of Southern Comfort.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

Good YouTube.

Tricky Dick seems like a saint compared to the phony impostor we now have. Better cuff links too!

PROUD said...

Jim, after reading the last paragraph of your heady decision, and especially after reading Middy all these years...

I concede the point!

(personally, I'm strictly a Crown Royal / rocks guy...Southern Comfort seems sickeningly sweet followed by a thumper of a headache)

midnightsstaff said...

.."Raindrops falling on my head"- the "Bolivian national anthem"?- they were headed for Bolivia- the train robbers paradise.. how many hints do I have to give you Jim?

As they jump off the cliff into the river holding hands- a touching moment, no pun intended... and I get no credit even tho I should have gotten extra credits for creativity..

So where were Butch and TSK going in that movie?- it was Bolivia- the train robbers paradise..

just kidding, sortof... ..still woozy from a bad last night.

midnightsstaff said...

You should answer your phone Jimmy, I'm afraid to leave a message on your answering machine for good reason!..

yours truly....Guido.

Stevebuzzardo said...


"Was Richie Blackmore lead guitar for DP? I loved his "Man on the Silver Mountain."

you're right Jim, yes he was. I agree that was a great song. I used to blast it full volume in my car. LOL

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

Thanks for the concession of the win to Middy.

As James Cagney (playing George M. Cohan in "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) said: "My father thanks you, my mother thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you!"

As a Crown Royal man, do you think it is as good as it was years ago?

I remember when I first heard of it many years ago, it was considered the creme de la creme of fine whiskey and was very expensive and hard to find. But then it became more popular and it seemed like everyone was drinking it.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I've been in and out today and haven't had a chance to call you back.

My favorite lines from Butch Cassidy are "I can't swim!" (laughter) "Cant' swim? Hell, the fall will probably kill you."

Also: "Who are those guys?"

Jim McAllister said...

Buzz,

Thanks for the Blackmore info. The guy could really play.

I love the constant 4 blues chords in "Smoke" and "Man on the Silver Mountain" was definitely a turn the volume up all the way and break off the knob song.

Damn, I need to be 21 again!

midnightsstaff said...

O-k, I thought it was because of the HLS wiretap I have on my phone line and IPS number..

..had any IRS problems lately?- just keep letting it ring.

.."make way for the unclean!"

Mike Slater said...

Jim, I knew the one about the Pirates winning the world series and the song but the rest of the questions I was clueless. Didn't listen to much music or watch movies back then.

PROUD said...

Jim...Well, It's 5:45, my jail-bird/ bride and I began happy hour on the deck, promptly at 5PM (waited till the respectable hour)....

So I'd have to say: "YES...it's every bit as good (and then plus a smidge), as it ever was"....

These guys didn't mess with their already very successful recipe like Makers Mark did a year or so ago. Although, they do get a bit extravagant with there packaging, I mean, come on,...fancy box...velvet, monogrammed bag w/ draw-string...cut crystal glass bottle that has to weigh a couple pounds all by itself....IMO They have a great product that sells itself, they could easily drop the price about 5 bucks and keep all the fancy / schmancy packaging hype....(still, can't complain, Costco has it priced well, and my jailbird actually sells all the velvet bags at our annual yard sale)

PROUD said...

BTW, the 71 series was a great one, Must confess to joining the chorus of "we are family" (though, truth be told, I hadn't any sistah's with me) Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, underdog come from behind victory....What's not to like?

midnightsstaff said...

Give George Dickel 12 year old if you find any.. ..smooth as a politician's money line.
..smooooothsippin'...

Yeah Costco is worth it but I can't seem to get out of there without a big jar of cashews..
.. filthy habit.

Pevie Hicks said...

And why would ANYONE, in their right mind,... ever leave w/o a jar of cashews?

midnightsstaff said...

..I agree, but that does nothing to explain why I get the cashews..

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

'71 was a great year for the Pirates. They had guys like Willie Stargell, Dave Parker, and the great Roberto Clemente.

They were a tight knit team and the Sister Sledge tune of "We are Family" really fit them perfectly.

Baltimore didn't have a chance.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

Glad to hear that about Crown. It seems like at one time it was considered quite special then, all of a sudden, it was pretty plentiful and everyone started drinking it.

I was afraid they cheapened it but I guess not.

As for me, I like to throw back 3 or 4 shots of SC with a 6 pack of Schlitz and I'm all set for a Friday night on the town! Yessir!

Oh, wait a minute; that was in 1963 and this is 2013.....never mind!

Jim McAllister said...

I love cashews! I'm glad i'm not a member of Costco!

We used to go to it 20 or so years ago when it was Price Club but then moved north too far.

Jim McAllister said...

Happily, I see in this morning's paper that Sheriff Joe will live to see another day as Paula and her phonies failed in their attempt at a recall vote.

This seemed like front page stuff to me but it only got a small mention there and was relegated to the Valley and State section next to another Montini crybaby piece.

They were excited over that liberal judge and his ruling that Sheriff Joe was profiling Mexicans. Gee, why would he do that since 99% of illegals come from Mexico.

This is a good deal for all those Norwegians and Swedes who have been flowing in with the Mexicans. LOL!!!

What a joke the recall idiots are. Congrats Joe on beating back those fools.

PROUD said...

Maybe they're profiling me? I'm German / Irish...and about to mow my yard!

midnightsstaff said...

This recall strategy used by the left is designed not so much to get Arpaio and other insensitive types, but just as in pattern of ongoing IRS criminal behavior to also warn any principled person they will not be allowed to operate responsively without being targeted.

There is no difference other than degree between what we are witnessing today and the normal operations of a banana republic.

Fat, stupid sheeple will continue to tolerate any outrage as long as they think they are not directly affected.

I made a comment on the Washington Times on this issue yesterday and they had to take down some of the bilious curse infected responses directed at me by the intellectually challenged statists..

I love it- it proves my assessment is dead on target.

Mike Slater said...

Jim, I bet Paula and her buddy Randy Parraz, along with the other illegal lovers at the AZ Republic, Montini, Roberts, Benson and Valdez, must be crying in their beer because the recall failed. Maybe they should be put on suicide watch for their own safety.

The funny part is the gang at the Republic probably did more to get Joe reelected over the years.

midnightsstaff said...

Uh-oh.. slept through the whole thing today..
The Fed minutes pretty much confirmed what everyone paying attention knows..
"There is also concern about the possibility of a breakout of inflation, although current inflation risk is not considered unmanageable, and of an unsustainable bubble in equity and fixed-income markets given current prices"

bubble?- did he really say bubble?.. uh-oh the fed never says the "B" word especially with "unsustainable"...

So the market responds accordingly, I guess that couple of sentences was code for "it's getting close folks"- maybe going to do another short squeeze on the hedges first.

Relax folks, this is just part of the Change that normally happens in Hope and Change style dictatorships- goodbye housing rebound and probably everything else rebound as well.

Parraz sounds as loony as the Red Menace- both extremists are hate filled, blaming everyone but themselves and blinded to reality by their own agenda.

..screw this, going back to bed.
Pax Obama.

midnightsstaff said...

Now more tornadoes in where else- what a mess.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

It's great to see all those you mentioned crying in their beer.

I think the two worst at the paper are Valdez and Benson. Both are ignorant losers; I don't know what photos they have of what parties but somehow those losers keep their jobs. That piece by Valdez the other day about injuries because the wall is too high was a jaw dropper. It had to be a slow news day to print that nonsense.

Too bad for those suckers, four more years of Joe! LOL I love it!

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I just watched a clip of the tornadoes in OKC. I'm glad I'm not there. I'll take 120 degrees every day this summer over that.

midnightsstaff said...

When I was little there just wasn't as many people living there- now from the videos it looks like any other overcrowded place where there is work.

I thank God every time I see one of these disasters that I'm probably living in one of the safest places in America today.
We have an aggressive police force in Goodyear as well as MCPD but what I can see has been very professional and that's getting rare all across America today, the Highway patrol is a much better force than California has now, the CHP is using the highways for a piggy bank to rob.. I believe when Joe hangs it up this place is toast.

Did you notice that neighborhood watches are forming in Deeeeeetroittt because the police dept. is on first watch status.
they will try to hold the police station and that's about it..
Pax Obama- God save the queer erh.. I mean queen..
ah.. works either way.

midnightsstaff said...

there there now.. boy I got to start proofing a little better- those "there's" were tripping all over each other.. I can blame it on the Roxicotin tonight.. be glad when this thing is done.

by the way Jim, congratulations on coming into the new century, getting a flat screen with the bells and whistles is probably the best thing you have done lately.. welcome to the real world pal- better than being at the game.

Going to get you broadcasting on skype yet. haha..

..just like a Dick Tracy wrist watch..it's all the rage doncha know?

midnightsstaff said...

one more and I'll quit.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10083408/Man-who-set-up-camera-to-catch-a-ghost-instead-catches-girlfriends-affair-with-his-16-year-old-son.html

hard to make this kind of stuff up, sometimes I wonder if there is a mad hatter tea party going on right around the next corner.
..guess I'm late..

Jim McAllister said...

I agree on Joe: Once he is gone it is over in Maricopa County.

The barbarians are already pushing on the gates and he still has 4 years. I hope he remains the tough guy he is and the political complexion around here veers away from the liberal crap that is trying to seep in.

People like that Parraz idiot and his partner the Red Menace need to be ignored. I let out a deep breath when I saw they failed on the recall. Joe may have lost some voters but we still have enough to thwart those damn fools.

Jim McAllister said...

It's a great TV: 51", super HD, great sound. As far as the bells and whistles like Skype and vocal commands, I disabled them. I wouldn't use that stuff in a million years. I just want the HD, 51", etc.

I took your advice and got the Samsung.

Jim McAllister said...

That Australian piece was funny. I can't blame the kid; hell of a deal for him. 16 and getting something 28? Hell, yes.

I don't know hoe his father will be treating him from now on though. Kind of a put down on him that a 16 year old could pull that off. LOL

PROUD said...

We use skype on our PC's, really nice way to "call" relatives around the planet and see them as you talk.
Like you Jim, I never set up my TV for internet, however, I'm in the process of doing so now, after countless friends told us about the wonders of TV via netflix....

Speaking of the vast wasteland, I took the time to watch the IRS videos:
Dance Line
Gilligan's Island
Star Trek

IMO,
Complete waste of time and money and oh, so typical of the wasteful crap people do when it's other people's money they are using...

PROUD said...

BTW....The J. Giles band is still around. This morning's news told of their playing at the Boston Strong concert....

(stay tuned for more life enhancing content)

PROUD said...

See if you can stay with this one?:

Eric Holder went ahead with meeting with journalists,(the few who didn't boycott the meeting)to discuss his and the Presidents support for allowing journalists to do their job of reporting.

He then asked the journalists to keep his remarks "off the record".....

Reporters were left wondering what they could / should, or shouldn't say... So Holder clarified things by saying,

"The contents of today's meetings are "largely" permitted for publication".

Confused??? i AM, "LARGELY" !

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

The new TV is great but stuff like Skype I will never use or that voice activated thing. They will remain disabled.

I can see Skype for a lot of people because of family ties as you have but neither Barb or I have any family so it's not much good for us. We don't need to see, nor do we usually want to see, who we are talking to.

Middy has told me before that I am behind the times on some things. For example, I still use a phone answering machine I bought about 20 years ago. He says I should have voice mail. I still don't know why. The only calls we get are from solicitors. LOL

Right now I am watching Tiger get killed in Jack's golf tournament. It's fun to watch him see how the other half lives!

We can only hope that Issa keeps the heat on these losers. These things have a way of disappearing if there isn't constant vigilance of those committees.

Jim McAllister said...

Good to hear J. GEILS is still around. I think they are originally from Boston so it's a good fit.

Jim McAllister said...

Any other president would have kicked Holder out by now. It's just more typical Obama bullshit.

This country has really gone to hell when guys like that can be running things.

midnightsstaff said...

Oh the ministry of truth will get over this faux pas, obviously they misunderstood his intentions.

Probably about time for another Beer summit, I don't see anything a couple of cold one's and a promise to be a little less totalitarian in the future towards them can't smooth out.

If not well then maybe then a not so gentle reminder of a few raw FBI files on the questionable behaviors of some in attendance could be a gentle reminder of who is in charge in these type of transformational movements.

Does anyone think the FBI wasn't taking videos and investigating the background of these clowns while they were in the honeymoon stage a couple of years ago?

I just listened Jason Lewis interview Dr. Ben Carson on Beatle bumper Friday show, it's too bad America will most likely never again trust their vote to a black person for the job no matter how qualified.
Because to be qualified would mean they aren't a liberal shill.

..it becomes hard to get a cat on a cold stove once they have been on a hot one.

I mean, this intellectually challenged group is no Woodward and Bernstine are they?

Stevebuzzardo said...

WOW, Im shocked Jim. You went and bought a widescreen TV. What happened did the old one finally die?

Now how about a new pistol?

Jim McAllister said...

I really like Carson. It was SO ENJOYABLE to watch him berate Obama for half an hour at that breakfast a few months ago. Obama really had some tight jaws during that spiel.

I'm afraid that if he tried to run with his principles he would just be considered a sellout to whitey. After all, if the freebies stop, then what?

More shootings in Chicago, Rahm is in trouble with the unions, ahhhhhhh.....as the great and classy Ernie Banks used to say, "It's a beautiful day for baseball; let's play two."

Jim McAllister said...

Steve,

The old Hitachi 35" tube was working fine but I figured it was time to move up. The veterans are picking it up next week.

It will be a sad moment when it is gone; it's been in service since January 1995.

It's much too early to talk about a new pistol. I still have to go through my grievance period over the TV.

I still haul that .38 everywhere I go. It's from the 1930s and must weigh about 20 lbs!

midnightsstaff said...

Probably a week of the black armband ought to do it Jim, hey.. it's in a better place now along with it's Lone Ranger and vintage Cheer's memories- it was time to let go.

Don't be surprised if Barb doesn't start questioning your sanity for waiting this long.. ..kind of like looking through the Hubble after years on your porch gazing the stars through your binoculars.

..wait 'til you figure out how to bluetooth straight off the internet..
you can watch a full screen Shpongle video from the comfort of your couch.. good looking babes in feathers that can sing as well as shake that thing.
In high def.

Jim McAllister said...

good looking babes in feathers that can sing as well as shake that thing.

I think I'm getting aroused! Shpongle?

midnightsstaff said...

.."It took jurors about two hours to reach a verdict"..
http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/brandon-defendant-accused-of-murdering-wifes-lover-to-testify/2123822

How about a little something to cheer you up, the jury just wasn't in the mood to throw reason out the window this time.

Yeah... maybe you should stick to Larry and the Champagne music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiN9ibEYoGk&list=PL807C0B196C1CB19A

..no feathers on the Lennon Sisters.

second video is "Lazy Hazy Crazy Daze of Summer"- haha, no Brooke Benton..
..next stop ...Willoghby..

Mike Slater said...

Jim, time to lose the .38 revolver. What you need is a Ruger .380 LCP semi-automatic pistol. It's only 5.16 inches long and weighs 9.4 ounces with an empty magazine. It hold 6 bullets in the magazine and one in the chamber. You can even get one with laser sights.

I bought one for my concealed carry weapon. My son is a cop and he has one as a backup weapon he carries at work and his days off. It's so small you can carry it in your pocket.

When off duty he carries it in his back pocket of his pants in case anyone would try to rob him. If they demand his wallet he has a little surprise for them.

The Ruger is made right here in Prescott Arizona.

PROUD said...

***BREAKING***

Jean Stapleton, Actress Who Played Edith Bunker in ‘All in the Family,’ Dies at 90

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp2rW-rNgC0

fast forward to today...
the ladies start dancing at about the ten min. mark.. those Brits sure know how to put on a show.. and not a tattoo on any of the ladies that I could see.

..by the way the guitarist is Pete Callard, studied music in LA went back home to Britian because there is too much competition in LA..
haha. he's going to be a good one.

does that look like Don Williams in the hat?

anyway, I think every good show needs a belly dancer or two and these gals are hot.

midnightsstaff said...

RIP Jean..

Glo said...

You said it, Middy. She was a classic and classy actress in a classic role.

midnightsstaff said...

She had quite a career besides all in the family, it won't be long before all that era of celebrities are going to be gone.

The list is getting longer every day, Archie, where are you when we need you?

midnightsstaff said...

Jim isn't about to part with his horse pistol, thing's barely broken in.

midnightsstaff said...

Hey Barry..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgWHbpMVQ1U

..It always looks great right up until it doesn't.

Jim McAllister said...

That old guy lucked out on that shooting even though it was justified homicide. Yeah, uh-huh, she didn't know what she was doing. LOL

Gotta watch out for those young whipper snapper 70 year old ex-officers.

What's with the Lennons? How bout some Larry Hooper?

Next stop, Willoughby!

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

And just how much is that beautiful little Ruger?

It sounds handy but I don't want to have to get a license.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I saw that this afternoon about Edith. I'm glad she had a long life; she was a good actress.

"Awwwwchie, Awwwchie....You're wanted on the phone. I think it's that nice Mr. Jefferson from across the street."

"Aw, Edith! Don't go telling him I'm home!"

I miss her already!.

Jim McAllister said...

I remember the episode when Edith came home excited as hell because one of the neighborhood women figured out the date code on the eggs at the supermarket.

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

The only problem I have with my pistol is finding a place that still sells caps and balls.

I'm just about out and I have one place in Cave Creek to buy them.

Jim McAllister said...

Yeah, they're all dying off. George and Irene Jefferson are gone as are Franklin Cover, Jason Wingren, Ted Knight from Mary Tyler Moore, Suzanne Pleshette from Bob Newhart and many others.

MTM is close to 80 as is Bob Newhart and Dick Van Dyke is in his late 80s. His wife from "Newhart", Mary Frann, is also gone.

The good news is I believe Larry, Daryl, and Daryl, are still around!

Jim McAllister said...

Great clip of the Hindenburg. Does anyone remember the famous broadcast of the crash from Herb Morrison (1905-1989)?

This is the whole account although his most famous words that have been repeated for years were "Oh, the humanity!"

It's practically standing still now. They've dropped ropes out of the nose of the ship, and they've been taken a hold of down on the field by a number of men.]

It's starting to rain again; it's—the rain has slacked up a little bit. The back motors of the ship are just holding it just, just enough to keep it from — It burst into flames! Get this, Charlie! Get this, Charlie! It's fire—and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my, get out of the way, please! It's burning and bursting into flames, and the—and it's falling on the mooring-mast and all the folks agree that this is terrible, this is one of the worst catastrophes in the world. [Indecipherable word(s)] It's–it's–it's the flames, [indecipherable, possibly the word "climbing"] oh, four- or five-hundred feet into the sky and it ... it's a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. It's smoke, and it's flames now ... and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring-mast. Oh, the humanity and all the passengers screaming around here. I told you, I can't even talk to people whose friends are on there. Ah! It's–it's–it's–it's ... o–ohhh! I–I can't talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest, it's just laying there, a mass of smoking wreckage. Ah! And everybody can hardly breathe and talk, and the screaming. Lady, I–I'm sorry. Honest: I–I can hardly breathe. I–I'm going to step inside where I cannot see it. Charlie, that's terrible. Ah, ah—I can't. I, listen, folks, I–I'm gonna have to stop for a minute because I've lost my voice. This is the worst thing I've ever witnessed.

Glo said...

Jim,

My mom was 18 and living in Queens when on that fateful day she saw the Hindenburg flying down towards NJ. It was one of those memorable moments people have, like where were you when Kennedy was shot or when the Challenger blew up?

PS Roxie Roker, who played Franklin Cover's black wife on The Jeffersons died back in 1995. Did you know that she was married to a Jewish guy and their son is musician Lenny Kravitz? He married Cosby's Lisa Bonet and their daughter Zoe is now an actress. Sorry. My head is stuffed with this stuff.

midnightsstaff said...

Amazing about Lenny- I kinda like his stuff, just not too much at a time, had no idea he was related like that- guess that explains the Kravitz name.
..and here I thought he was a black Russian.

I believe that on site report of the disaster would fall under the classification as Iconic.
I wonder how many kids today have even seen that clip?

Ya just had to be there..
..and like I said before "it always looks great until it doesn't"..

midnightsstaff said...

BTW I didn't know you were getting a dog Jim.. congratulations!

I assume that is what you need a license for.
..I'm pretty sure you're not getting married again are you? after all only thing you really need a license in Arizona for is a dog or a wife.
neither one of them are directly mentioned as one of our inalienable rights protected by the Constitution.
And Arizona still respects the US Constitution as long as Joe has any say so.

Jim McAllister said...

Glo,

I'm sure glad I have had the opportunity to know you. You are a veritable fountain of information.

You're exactly right. I'm sure everyone who was around in 1937 remember that day like Kennedy and Challenger. I know I remember where I was on those two latter dates perfectly.

I had forgotten Roxie Roker as I was remembering that stuff rather tan looking it up. Now that I think about it, their other neighbor was named Paul Benedict I think. Wasn't he an English guy?

I always enjoyed Sherman Hemsley as George Jefferson. Truly a type "A".

I didn't know that about Lenny Kravitz. I wondered how he got the last name of Kravitz.

Interesting stuff, thanks!

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I thought you needed a conceal permit to carry.

If not, I may be interested.

midnightsstaff said...

Why are people in Arizona stupid enough to keep electing outright clowns to office year after year?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmxDouhAgNo&feature=player_embedded

Well they are stupid as a fence post that's why.

Here is one fool the illegals keep voting in despite the fact his IQ's smaller than his belt size.

Maybe the lying hack should have shot this with a serape,sombrero with an effin' chichuhua on his lap.
If this state keeps sending jerks like this to Washington no wonder there is no hope.

Voting in a lawless nation simply doesn't work anymore.

..first thing I see this morning is this assplugg?

midnightsstaff said...

.."Brits want handgun ban repealed, says newspaper poll"..

http://www.examiner.com/article/brits-want-handgun-ban-repealed-says-newspaper-poll

.."Americans have their pistols, and British citizens want theirs back, according to a newspaper poll by the Telegraph.
Americans have their pistols, and British citizens want theirs back, according to a newspaper poll by the Telegraph.

An overwhelming majority of British citizens want their country’s handgun ban repealed, according to the results of an on-line poll conducted by the Daily Telegraph, described Wednesday as the United Kingdom’s “most widely read broadsheet newspaper” by the Commentator."

Good luck stupid debt slaves, once you lose your means for self defense the oppressors are never going to let you have them back..
The article goes on..

.."Statistics from the United States show that guns are used by citizens to defend themselves around eighty times more often than they are used to take a life.
A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crime in countries internationally, that is, "where firearms are most dense violent crime rates are lowest, and where guns are least dense violent crime rates are highest".

America should learn something but I think we have reached a national tipping point that can't be undone. Arizona will be another Colorado in two election cycles.

Jim McAllister said...

He only gets re-elected because his constituency is just like him.

I love the lab coat; nice effect! LOL

What an idiot Grijalva is. Obama has put off his decision on keystone too long. he has to say something soon. He is deeply behind a rock and a hard place with it and I love it.

As of yesterday he is -1.3 on approval rating from RealClear. People are catching on.

Jim McAllister said...

Sorry, Brits but you guys let it happen. Not even the cops carry guns there. What a joke that is!

That article is further reinforcement about how we need to fight our government which would love to see us hamstrung like the Brits. They are past the point of no return.

I'd love to see the reaction if Obummer tried to take our guns.

midnightsstaff said...

He did try to take our guns and will try again to take our guns once the next farce of an election is over.
Then he has nothing to lose- he will try by executive order under the cover of UN decree- in other words this ammo shortage could be permanent.

..nobody won anything a couple of months ago, we just bought some time and now we have that worthless tool Jeff Flake carrying the liberals water.

The only time you win is when liberals quit breathing.

Ron Buttplugg got gerrymandered into my district I'm pretty sure, he might be the only reason I vote next election.
screw it, time to water the tomatoes.

midnightsstaff said...

Well I feel better now after listening to a little early Beatles- "I'll follow the Sun"- what a time in history eh?

anyway, I think I found my long lost identical twin sister.. she's had some rough times in life I'm sure but this nation has never had such a beautiful woman and American statesman that I have seen..
..and... "she don't need no stinkin' teleprompter".
..she reads from the heart.
This is the very caliber of person that should go to Washington to fix the problem because "you cannot fool an honest person".

http://video-embed.nj.com/services/player/bcpid651974715001?bclid=0&bctid=2341389953001

Mike Slater said...

Jim, I paid $330 for my .380 about 4 years ago. I'm sure it's a little higher now but with your vast fortune that would be carrying around money.

In Arizona you don't need a license or have to register a weapon. You can also carry concealed in Arizona without a permit.Arizona is one of three states that allows this.

The reason I have a concealed carry permit is because we travel in the western states and New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Montana, Idaho and Utah all recognize my permit so I can carry concealed in those states.

The Brits only have themselves to blame for turning in their guns. It's so bad there that the British Olympic shooting team has to go to Europe to practice.

Obama is the best thing that ever happened for gun and ammo sales in this country.

Pevie Hicks said...

Moving the topic back to the original quiz:

Now that I've had adequate time to contemplate, here are my (almost spontaneous) answers:

1. The smoke is from the Montreux Casino Fire. The water is from lake Geneva in Switzerland.

The other group was Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

The song was "Smoke on the Water".

2. The Pittsburgh Pirates won the 1971 World Series and their theme was "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge.

3. Seals and Crofts, 1973.

4. Rick Derringer's band was indeed The McCoys, their song was "Hang on Sloopy", and they knocked The Beatles out of number one.

5. Glo nailed it: B. J. Thomas with "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and it was number one for 1970.

6. The Silver Convention did "Fly Robin Fly."

7. Middy got number 7 "Southern Comfort."

8. Carly Simon was probably referring to Beatty but some think it could have been David Cassidy, Cat Stevens, Nick Nolte, or David Bowie. (Cat Stevens!?)

9. Debbie Harry sang "Rapture" for Blondie in 1981 and during the rap segment of the song she mentions a Subaru. Debbie was quite a dish in those days but is now 68 and looking it. Time flies!

10. Three hits by J. Geils were "Freeze Frame, "Centerfold", and "Give it to Me."

Does this get me the new Buick?

midnightsstaff said...

..actually it's a leased Buick, and with E-Z financing here at Junior's Used Car Emporium the monthly payment won't set you back too much.

..technically it's not new either.

Pevie Hicks said...

Uh-huh....I guess I'm supposed to dial:....BR-5-4-9

Or was it 8-5-7...5-3-0-9-E-ine?
Is her name Jenny?

Jim McAllister said...

Pevie,

Love the Tommy Tutone reference about Jenny.

Yeah, it was 867-5309 yine/Jenny.

It's from 1982!

Pevie Hicks said...

Jim...It was just a guess...

I LOST her number ;-(

Jim McAllister said...

Then there is the great Gary Numan from 1981:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldyx3KHOFXw

Jim McAllister said...

J Geils best song from '74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mclK0JXtwss

Jim McAllister said...

Full volume please!

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpDaD6BFdx8

what's better than an accordion?- why it's two accordions dueling out "tea for two", Jo-Ann needs feathers..

...ah what a simple world.

brought to you by the dedicated people in Detroit bringing you a four wheeled gas guzzling tribute to cheap mid east oil..
Dodge motors.

Jim McAllister said...

Great stuff with Larry, Myron, and JoAnn. Nothing like "Tea For Two" on dual Wurlitzers.

From 1958, year i got out of high school.

midnightsstaff said...

Finally some good news Commie bastard Lautenburg died..

good riddance- the world is a little brighter today.

PROUD said...

As the Spoonful once sang:
~~~Hot Town~Summer In The City~~~

New York: 25 people shot in 48 hours:

>>>In other news: absolutely NOBODY was injured by 16oz sodas<<<


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/25-people-shot-48-hours-article-1.1361388

Pevie Hicks said...

25 shootings in Bloomie's New York City?

I thought they have some of the toughest GUN CONTROL LAWS in the nation?

I'm confused.

Mike Slater said...

Middy, I heard Lautenburg died on the radio this morning. Last WW11 vet in the congress. I can't say I'm sad. It's like when Ted Kennedy died.

In the words of Oscar Wilde, "Some cause happiness wherever they go, others, whenever they go."

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I never heard of the guy but if you say so, that's good enough for me.

Now, Christie has a dilemma as to who to replace him with.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/06/chris-christie-frank-lautenberg-replacement/65826/

I would be happy if fat ass Christie would just quit kissing ass to Obama.

I already hate Obama and I'm less happy with Christie every day.

Jim McAllister said...

Yeah, but it's a wonderful town (at least in 1949 when "On the Town" with Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munchin was made.

I think the original words to the Broadway show were "It's a helluva town" but that was a bit harsh for 1949 in film. Still a great film and song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7CIgWZTdgw (3:07)

Definitely nor wonderful now.

Jim McAllister said...

It's hard to believe New Yorkers would vote in such an idiot as Bloomberg.

Jim McAllister said...

Great quote from Oscar Wilde, Mike. The guy was chastised his whole life because of the 19th century era he lived in. He was born way ahead of his time.

Today he would have huge popularity as a smart gay guy.

midnightsstaff said...

Everyone with a medicare card in their wallet should realize that right on that card is printed your full SS #.. lose or have your wallet stolen and they have full access..
just keep that in mind.

Of course the gvt. has known about this for decades yet remains unconcerned.

like I said folks, you are on your own now.

PROUD said...

I have several medical / insurance cards in mine...The only one w/o bar coded security account numbers and made out of a very thin piece of paper is the one from my big spending federal government.

They have plenty of funds to study cow farts, multiple agencies to determine what makes eggs double or triple A, investigative bureaus to make sure farmers don't run over a gopher while tilling.... but for their biggest expenditure....the program filled with fraud and abuse?...

They issue a piece of paper, no bar code, no photo ID, something that looks more like an invitation to some third graders birthday party???But with one big difference,

Nobody ever had their social security number (complete identity) stolen by loosing an invitation to a birthday party....

midnightsstaff said...

I'm a little surprised that the media has completely ignored a muslim in New Jersey decapitating two Christians a few weeks ago.. still waiting for someone to at least bring up the fact that the jihad that has been steadily if not at a parabolic rate increasing under Obama's watch.
The war we wanted is now on our own shores and has now extended to ritual killings- Sharia law either legitimately or by de facto means will be recognized within ten years in this nation.. take it to the bank.

Here are the top 2013 songs from Hip-Hop and R&B that you HAVE to have in your iPod or be listening to this year on Power 98!- cool.

Kim is having a girl!!!!

Jim McAllister said...

Damn!

I don't have an iPod, iPad, iPhone or any kind of "i" item. I do have an AM radio though.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I see where an old bowling buddy who I bowled with at Via Linda Lanes many years ago has passed away up in your area.

His name is Bob Germone and he ran a place called Bob's Fishing Service in the Pinetop area.

He passed at the Show Low Medical Center.

Have you ever heard of him?

PROUD said...

Jim, I recall Bob's Fishing, I beleieve he was a guide. I think he pretty much worked out of his house which is within a mile or so of mine,in Pinetop Lakes CC. I never met him....guess I was never smart enough to take a guide fishing with me.

Summit's the major hospital up here, that's where they first took me after my swan dive last year, they air lifted my butt to the valley a few hours later.

Jailbird and I bowled a few lanes over at Via Linda when we lived on McCormick Ranch.

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I figured you may have heard of him since you both are in that area.

Bob was a good bowler. He used to average about 220 at Via Linda Lanes in our Monday Night Scratch Trio league there in the early 90's.

He was a left hander and we used to kid him that the only reason he bowled that well was because the left side was virgin territory because not many bowlers were left handed.

He owned a small print shop at Thunderbird and Scottsdale Road at that time. The obit said he had lived at Pinetop for the last 12 years and owned thgat fishing business. He was 70 years old.

It's scary; guys that are younger than I am are dropping off.

Hope you are enjoying the cool summer up north. The heat is here big time. I played golf yesterday and barely finished 9.

PROUD said...

Jim, yeah, I know what you mean, I was visiting a cemetery and happened to notice a lot of residents were born AFTER I was...

We are indeed enjoying the weather, our days are finally warming up, mid 70's /low 80's, nights are still downright cold, low 40's(upper 30's a week or so ago) but the g-damn wind has been blowin almost every day.Oaks and Aspens are leafing, dropping furry crap, and Pines are letting go a wind-driven barrage of reddish-brown dust, I hose the deck just about every day. Wanted to plant some grass seed in some bald spots but nursery guy said wait till nights are consistently in the 50's.

The jailbird has been planting all the underground (seed) stuff in the garden, tomato plants will have to wait another week or so...

I've been catching up on painting and repairing, haven't tried to put the fishin boat in the water, my elec. motor wouldn't keep pace and in 20 minutes, I would be stranded on the downwind side of Big Lake...

midnightsstaff said...

should I re post that guide to training a first mate I did a week ago?

na.. break out the oars for her, you deserve to enjoy fishing... wind or no.

PROUD said...

Well...I tried,(OK just explained) the Mid-Man's first-mate training techniques....

Lets just say it didn't go well...

midnightsstaff said...

No one ever said they were easy to train, and the old saw about having to be smarter than... well, I'll just leave well enough alone.

The tues. streak is no more.

.."Last week, the Pew Research Center released a study stating that women are now the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children in the US. A figure which more than doubled that of a generation ago, and quadrupled that of nostalgic 50’s and 60’s America of “Leave It to Beaver” and “Father Knows Best".."may the times you live in be interesting"..

It might be a little too late to catch the last run to Willoghby-

midnightsstaff said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/science/18dna.html?_r=3&

Jim McAllister said...

Proud,

I suggest keeping an eye on that jailbird. She is not called "jailbird" for nothing.

For example, she is telling you those are tomato plants she is putting in. Are you sure about that? Just wondrin'!

Jim McAllister said...

Electric motor? What boat do you have? A 10 ft. pram?

Hitch up at least a 75 horse Evinrude! Are you on a lake or a pond?

Jim McAllister said...

Middy,

I wonder how that 40% breaks down among nationalities, etc.

Jim McAllister said...

DNA used to be so useful. Looks like it still is unfortunately for the wrong reason.

PROUD said...

Rigged DNA?... to make sure LE always gets their man? Guess this is "new-school" for the rubber hose?

Jim, most of the lakes around here are on the Apache Reservation, they do not allow any gas powered engines, so everyone uses electric trolling motors. I have a gas engine which is allowed at Big Lake,(State run) but I prefer the solitude of gliding along in silence. kinda a "fish whisperer" thingy,plus, if someone across the lake hits a hot spot, you can hear the excitement and begin your silent encroachment to that area. Elec. works great unless it's windy and you have 2 or 3 adults in the boat which isn't that big...14' aluminum..aptly named: "The Sloop John C"

Gotta pay more attention to the little woman....I knew there was a reason I always wanted Oreo's with my tomato salad :-)

Jim McAllister said...

Oreos and tomatoes? Yikes! Take the cuffs off and let her fix you something decent!

Interesting about the electric motor.

Mike Slater said...

Jim, one of the greats in pro football passed away Monday. David "Deacon" Jones. He was one of the Rams "Fearsome Foursome" along with Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy and Rosie Grier. Probably one of the best front fours in the NFL.

The only one left now is Rosie Grier and he's 80 years old.

As a kid growing up in Phoenix I became a Ram fan because the L.A. teams was about all we could get on radio or TV.

Deacon Jones played football for the pure joy of it, not for the money like players today.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

I'll miss Deacon too. He was the master of the head slap which later was outlawed. I keep waiting for this pussy NFL to put the guys in skirts.

I don't care what rules they enact, football has to be a tough game. I think the kickoff and punt are both in trouble because of the injury possibilities. When that happens, I'm gone. They've already screwed up kickoffs by moving the the spot to the 35.

If you were a Rams fan in the old days you probably remember guys like Norm Van Brocklin and Billy Wade at QB. Their games used to come on about 4:00 on Sundays in Cincy and it was fun to watch them with the fans in short sleeves on a sunny day while were freezing and in the dark in Ohio.

I didn't know Lundy died but I remember when Merlin went. he wasn't that old and was a good TV announcer.

The last time I saw Rosie he was doing needlepoint!

PROUD said...

*BREAKING*

Just in from our "Fox Guarding The Hen House" Department:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/06/06/meet-the-guy-who-can-throw-you-in-jail-for-not-paying-taxes-n1614317

Oh, the irony!

Glo said...

Today is the 69th anniversary of WW II's D-Day. I hope at least some of the more recent generations understand what that war was all about, and recognizes and appreciates the dedication and sacrifice of those soldiers and all other who fought for our country.

Thanks and blessings to all veterans of every war!

PS No, Bluto: the Germans did not bomb Pearl Harbor.

Jim McAllister said...

Glo,

Thanks for the reminder of D-Day. I'm embarrassed to admit that I had forgotten it this year.

I've done a couple of posts on it in the past:

http://jmcallister.blogspot.com/search?q=d+day

Thanks again; it is an important part of our history.

PROUD said...

We lost more guys on D-day (4414), one single day...

Than we lost in the entire Iraq War (4409),10 years....

midnightsstaff said...

Thanks for bringing it up Gloria..

Lana Jefferies Music LLC publicist, Rick Kepple said...

Just popping in to announce that Lana Jefferies Music LLC studio in my converted barn is operational. This is the first Green Screen test with the CEO.

http://youtu.be/6xL5tt2UnLI

Jim McAllister said...

As if things aren't bad enough, I just read where Esther Williams died at 91.

She was a beautiful gal and great swimmer. She started out in the old Andy Hardy movies with Mickey Rooney in the 40s.

Rooney is still alive at 93.

Rick Kepple, Having to be nice to Mainstream Music now said...

Mets. I was in 8th grade then. Don't remember anything else, but I could make some stuff up.

"You say you're sorry. Now you better go." or something like that. The song, "Thrown Down," isn't much good. Next!

I had a number of relatives who fought on D-Day. Grizzled men with tattoos, PBR and Lucky Strikes. Good times.

Rick Kepple, highly respected in the music industry and government said...

Debby Harry, right? I have no idea about the car or the song. And she was NOT the first successful rap song. C.J. McCall was the first one with "Wolf Creek Pass."

Pevie Hicks said...

Corrupt Obama Administration Loses One Of It's Most Loyal Backers...Cheer up Barry....they didn't trust Nixon either!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/ny-times-editorial-board-obama-administration-lost-credibility_n_3398666.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/ny-times-editorial-board-obama-administration-lost-credibil

Mike Slater said...

Jim, Lamar Lundy passed away at age 71 in February 2007. His whole career was with the Rams from 1957 to 1969.

I remember Roma Gabriel as the QB for a lot of years.

Being in L.A. some of the Ram and Dodger players worked in TV and the movies.

Speaking of cold winter days that was the downfall of the Ram teams. They were not a cold weather team. That's why they always lost to the Vikings in Minnesota.

PROUD said...

*BREAKING* Man slashes wrists live on NBC's, "The Today" show....

Now come on?....Who among us hasn't felt that urgeto do that while watching liberal metro-sexuals like Matt Lauer?

The Music Industry said...

Who the hell is rick kapple?

Thanks for teaching me capitalism - Rick Kepple said...

Pevie does have a point.

Actually, that's what the music industry has actually been asking lately, "Who the hell is Rick Kepple?"

And it turns out that the executives have been reading every word and are interested in doing business with the company that I created for a team of professionals like myself.

Seriously though, I had to pick your brains and when you let your guards down, that's when I learn the most. Thanks folks. Carry on.

Gigantic Music Corp Interested In a Hick Making Music In A Run Down Shed said...

Yes, Mr Kapple, we were most impressed to read about your housekeeper getting her own label.

Here at Giant Music Corp, we ALWAYS strive to be green, we'd be interested in learning more about your green screen? Can it be draped around the world to make everything greener?

Rick Kepple said...

Dear Gigantic Music Corp: We take pride in our recording to make Gigantic Music Corp quality products in a run down shed for a fraction of the cost. Lana Jefferies Music LLC is not a distributor, but we are more than happy to provide quality music to your company to save on your expenses. We are not in the business to compete with Gigantic Music Corp., but to help your corporation to improve their bottom line. Thank you for your interest with LJM. - Rick Kepple, Senior Consultant for Lana Jefferies.

Jim McAllister said...

Ricxk,

I said "considered by many to be the first rap song." I didn't say it was first since there is some doubt about it depending on who you talk to.

Jim McAllister said...

Pevie,

Huffpo AND the old grey lady herself, the NY Times.

The important thing now is to get him and get him hard while this stuff is hot.

Jim McAllister said...

Mike,

How could I have forgotten Roman Gabriel? He was the most famous of them all. If I remember right, he failed in Canada along with another ex-Ram Vince Ferragamo.

The running QB's like Warren Moon and Doug Flutie are the ones that did better in Canada with that larger field.

I miss all those guys. Football was better then.

Jim McAllister said...

Rick,

It looks like you have your foot semi in the door but better straighten them out on Kepple v. Kapple

Mike Slater said...

Jim, football was a lot better back then.

I rarely watch pro football games anymore, except for the Cardinals, they're always good for a few laughs.

Rick Kepple, Volunteer and Gentleman said...

Jim, I know the debate well on Blondie vs CJ McCall and the first actual rap song. Some people say that Jerry Reed was the dude who started rap. It's such a great discussion with professional musicians. It's an honor.

I have had to sell my firearms to finance the construction to transform a barn into a music studio. I am living on faith these days and bills have gone unpaid, such is my obsession. The lenders are impatient and probably charging me 200 percent interest. They have asked if I'm dying and I have no comment.

I've assembled a good team. I remember the advice that y'all taught me. "Sell everything but the home to finance the business," - DG.

One of my friends; his father worked for JFK. We have some pretty good conversations and he's very well educated. But he's a musician. They're all smart, you know. Smarter than me.

Dell Mack put his foot down and doesn't want me focusing on the past or politics or anything negative anymore. He's an elder and has come to visit me. So I listen to him. It's cool.

Rick Kepple, finally off the bench said...

Please make no mistake; I know myself well. It's why I created Lana Jefferies Music LLC and she runs it with myself and the other partners.

I am discovering myself, Jim. I just thought that I was weird for decades. Suddenly government and corporations are telling me that I'm brilliant, powerful and influential and it's really kind of freaking me out.

Dude, I can call a corporation, any of them, tell them that I want to speak to the president and they'll put me through. Apparently, I'm smart or something.

Did you know that people are actually wanting to invest in this company? They see the Green Screen demo of Lana and it sells itself.

Ninety percent of my ideas go to crap. This is the 10 percent that might do something, but only because I have a team that works together. Lana inspires that.

Jim McAllister said...

I agree Mike. It's rare to see a kickoff returned. It just goes through the end zone and they put it on the 30, or is it the 35? Either way it's BORING! I guess they are afraid someone might get a snag in their panty hose.

When I first started watching the pros in about 1950, they used to play some games on TV on Thursday nights.

They had great announcers like Ray Scott calling the games and because the stadium lights were so bad in those old stadiums they would use a white football with black circles on each point of the ball. Most of the players didn't wear face guards.

I think pro footballs days are numbered if they keep tampering with success. Fans want to see kickoffs and punts run back.

Jim McAllister said...

Good luck, Rick! You never know. Some exec just might like your stuff. Stranger things have happened.