Isn’t just a little ironic that I went to see the Doctor on Monday afternoon not sick.   Monday night SICK!

Yeah, I just don’t feel good today. That is a problem too.

Part of my job is to help you start your day by playing great music and having trying to help you get at least one smile or laugh in before you have to face the reality of


I truly love my job or should I say profession but on days like today it is tough.  That is why I mention that I just don’t feel well.  But I did notice one thing being here this morning.  Being on the radio helps me forget that I am sick.  For that I thank you!  Why? Because I know that you know I am just a guy who considers you the listener’s friends.  I always love meeting you and talking to you on the phone.  It is truly one of the great joys of my profession.

On Monday at the Doctors office I was having my hearing checked (GOOD).  The tech who was helping and asking question and it came up that I am on the radio.   He listens every day and said.  I thought I recognized your voice.

I love those times

However there are times that can be a little embarrassing.   Several years ago I had been very ill and had lots of test and while I was having a test ran where I was let’s just say almost NAKED when the tech made the connection and said “Hey are you’re the Dave Denton on the radio’.  Well the last thing I wanted to have happen that day was to be recognized when I have my pants down.

I know I should not have been embarrassed but I was slightly but looking back it was kind of KOOL.

One more medical story.  I had a cyst that had to be lanced, no big deal but it was in a very delicate portion of the anatomy… it was on my butt!  Then the incision didn’t want to heal so I had to go to a wound clinic for several weeks.  One afternoon the Dr asked if some nursing students could take a look and see the measure being taken to heal the wound.


I told them it was OK so here come the students to look and my ###.  I was KOOL with that, but then there was another group and another.  Well after the 3 time I looked at the Nurse who had been with me the whole time.    “THAT IS ENOUGH, I KNOW YOU ARE ALL PRO’S, BUT I AM NOT I DON’T THINK I WANT ANYONE ELSE COMING IN TO LOOK AT MY ###!”   At that point we both broke up laughing.

Today a world record Christmas Event

Stupid news Booze, a Turkey attack and Christmas tree’s

Laugh Lines :  guys named Todd

So I say Farewell today… but right now I am going to INSTA-CARE


I recently discovered TV channel called “DECADES” I believe it is on one of the side channels from the Salt Lake T.V.

The channel features shows from my youth I have watched Newhart, Love American Style and some Ed Sullivan.

Last night was kind of strange with a large woman in an evening gown playing a Banjo, she kept trying to get Ed to come over, he did and but he didn’t want to.  The lady threw open her arms as if to hug he and he caught both arms with his hands and wouldn’t let her.  AWKWARD.

The was a magician doing a card trick that had the personality of a dead moth, a comedy duo that died on stage and Rip Taylor a comedic actor I have always enjoyed.

But the highlight  of the night was THE BEATLES signing I want to hold your hand”  I remember watching The BEATLES and getting into it so much I was dancing on the couch and jumping up and down.  MOSLTY DOWN, I fell into the coffee table and my hand went into a glass vase and cut my hand very close to my wrist, I can still see the scars today.

But watching the Ed Sullivan show brought back another memory.  I SAW ED SULLIVAN LIVE.   I was a teenager when it was announced the Ed Sullivan was taking his show on the road and would be at the Mid-South fair in Memphis.

I begged my mom to take me, but she had to work.  I finally convinced her that I could ride the bus safely from our house to the fairgrounds and she finally said OK if????????   I always hated If’s and Buts.   Her if was if I could find someone to go with me.  It took me a few days but finally a neighbor said he would go.  (We had recently moved to the area and I hadn’t made many friends yet)  I wish I could have found someone else.

The day arrived and my companion and I boarded the bus to the Mid-South fair.   This guy was one year younger but about 5 inches taller but man was he a problem.

We get to the fairgrounds and I told him that if he wanted to do things by himself while I went to the show that we would meet up at a location so we could go home together.

I really enjoyed the show but don’t remember much about it except Ed waved at me!   I do remember seeing Sonny James and Loretta Lynn on the show.  But the highlight was Topo GIGO the little puppet that was a regular on the show.

After the show, I went to the designated area and waited, and waited and waited.   I didn’t want to leave in case he showed up, but it was well past the time we were supposed to meet and I started thinking the worst.   I found an officer and told him what was happening and they started announcing on the P.A. system for him to meet me.   It was really getting late and I had a long bus ride in front of me and told the police I needed to leave so I could get safely home.

So I hop on board the city bus and eventually home several hours after I was supposed to.  So I called my mom at work and told her what had happened and she asked me to tell the guys Grandmother, which I did and she freaked out on me. Blaming me for leaving him at the fairgrounds.  It was just about an hour later that Memphis TN. finest brought this kid home.   Apparently he ran around the fairgrounds and lost track of time.   He did hear the PA announcements for him to meet me but ignored them.   Police finally found him after the fairgrounds had closed sitting and crying because he didn’t have any money left and didn’t know how he was going to get home.

Did I feel bad—–NOPE— The whole trip on the bus we talked about what time to meet and where.   He didn’t want to see Ed and I did.  I waited several hours at the location never left, and didn’t get to enjoy the fair.  I was glad he was OK but let’s just say he and I had a meeting of the minds and words were exchanged.   He avoided me the next couple of years until I went to college.

Strange how memories flood back because of Ed Sullivan!

Today on the morning show Steph Curry says we didn’t land on the moon.  I say we did with the help of THE BIG BANG THERORY.

Stupid news: Porch Pirates and a professor says that Kevin in Home alone was a psychopath.

Laff lines: Having a Bulldog



I admit it I don’t like shopping, .but hey this time of year finding that perfect gift for someone is kinda KOOL.  I don’t do a lot of our shopping but I do help and I am proud to announce (TRUMPET FAN FARE HERE) we have finished our shopping for Christmas.

My wife and I try to keep our eyes open all year long for most of our gifts  but the results from a new survey  shows the most popular time to shop for Christmas is in November or early December

19% said they do their shopping two or three weeks before Christmas, which is right about now.  We’re just over two weeks away.

Another 19% said they shop throughout the year until mid-November . . . 8% said they do the bulk of their shopping the week before Christmas . . . and 4% did it during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

1% of us wait until the very last minute, and do all our shopping on Christmas Eve.  There is something to be said about wrapping a fresh Slurpee form 7-11 and slipping it under the tree.

R 1% are all about bargains . . . and wait until AFTER Christmas to buy all their presents.  I admit it I have done that then I usually forget where I put them by the time Christmas rolls around

The Survey said the most purchase Christmas gifts last year were clothes . . . food . . . health and beauty products . . . toys and games . . . and books.

I will tell you this a good gift card is always appreciated. I love gift cards to restaurants.    But as I always say the best gift is CASH.  Money is the right color and size.

Today on the morning show:  A matter of Perspective and a nice story that began during the fires that destroyed Paradise California.

Stupid news: Candy Canes- Shoes and Signs

Laff Lines” Cell phones


Disclaimer: This blog is not about politics just stupid politicians

Some of the smartest people I have ever met are the stupidest people I have ever known. (Dave Denton)

I know I am not the smartest person on this planet and I realize that that not everyone thinks about things the same way I do.  But sometimes I just scratch my head at some of the stupidity that some comes out of some peoples mouth.

The past couple of weeks has proven my point.   There are those out there that are searching for ways to be offended by things that just don’t matter.

The Charlie Brown Peanuts Thanksgiving was said to be racist.

Rudolph was bullied.

Baby its cold outside, is about abuse.

Don’t get me wrong.  Those are three very serious problems in our world.  Come on!  Stop looking to be offended!  It takes up to much energy.

Now this.  Peta says phrases like “Bring Home the Bacon” are comparable to racism and homophobia.

Ok PETA you are messing with BACON and that offends me.  So I am offended by you being offended.

That is an example of me being stupid.

So I have found plenty of other stupid statements both from Liberals and Conservatives.   I hope that some of these statements are just mistakes they have made while speaking which is very possible.

Now proving I am an equal opportunity offender

5 stupid quotes from Liberals

Sheryl Crow on Environmentalism: “I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don’t want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.”  DID SHE JUST WATCH THAT SEINFELD EPISODE?

Joe Biden on culturalism: “In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”   DANG DUDE THAT IS RACIST!

Joe Biden on the economy: “The number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S.”     JOE WENT TO THE SAME MATCH CLASS AS I DID!

. Michael Moore on terrorism: “There is no terrorist threat. Yes, there have been horrific acts of terrorism and, yes, there will be acts of terrorism again. But that doesn’t mean that there’s some kind of massive terrorist threat.”   THAT IS JUST DUMB!

Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, DC: “If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.”   SAY WHAT????

Jerry Brown, former governor of California, and current candidate for the same position: “The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs.”   WOW –  WOW—WOW I HAVE NO WORDS

Conservatives have been known to take foot and insert it into the mouth

Rush Limbaugh on Nuclear Weapons

”The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them.”   — I HOPE HE WAS JOKEING IF NOT THEN LOOK AT PREVIOUS JERRY BROWN COMMENT

Mitt Romney in Believing in America

”I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.”


Ann Coulter on Blowing Up the New York Times

”My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building.”  I REFER YOU TO MY JERRY BROWN COMMENT

Dan Quayle

“I love California; I practically grew up in Phoenix.”


President Richard M Nixon.

“When the President does it that means that it’s not illegal”


I hope this little blog showed a little something that I learned from Lucy Van Pelt in the Peanuts strip as she talked to Linus.   I think it explains a lot.




The comments expressed in this blog are not necessarily those of an intelligent human.

 On todays show Secret Santa idea’s


 Stupid news: That is an R.V.  Rats in the machine


Laff lines: Weather in California





 Christmas music can be fun.  Christmas can be inspiring.  Christmas music can make you cry.  Christmas music can bring back memories. 

Later in this blog post I will tell you about my favorite Christmas songs and why.

How about some triva about Christmas songs

  1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was written in 15 minutes, was originally recorded by Vince Vance and the Valliant’s and Mariah Carey recorded it in August
  2. When Brenda Lee recorded “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” in 1958, she was only 13 years old.

“Jingle Bells” is over 150 years old.  It was published in 1857 . . . and was intended to be a THANKSGIVING song, not a Christmas song.

Thurl Ravenscroft sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” . . . and was also the voice of Tony the Tiger for over 50 years.

Irving Berlin wrote the song, “White Christmas” . . . and hated Elvis Presley’s version so much, he tried to get it BANNED from the radio.

  1. “Silver Bells” was originally called “Tinkle Bell”.

The writer changed it after his wife mentioned the double-meaning of the word “tinkle.” ( ROFL)

  1. “The Chipmunk Song” is still the only Christmas song to ever hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  2. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” was written as a call for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
  3. Eartha Kitt did a follow-up to “Santa Baby” the following year called This Year’s Santa Baby.
  4. Bing Crosby did not want to record Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth with David Bowie. But after hearing it he loved it



When it comes to Christmas music we all have our favorites and some that drive us crazy.  Several years ago KOOL 1039 did a vote on the song “Jingle Bells” and overwhelmingly you said NOOOOOOOO!   We do not play the Barking dogs.  However I recorded some of the comments you made and mixed with the Barking Dogs.   The only place you can hear it is here on Dave’s blog. 

 It is well known I grow tired of Christmas music, but I am not a Bah Humbug kind of guy.  So now a list of my favorite Christmas song

  1. Little St Nick, Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (Muppets) it was part of the John Denver and the Muppets Christmas.  I crack up every time when Animal sings background vocals
  2. Do you hear what I hear, just a beautiful song

8… White Christmas, the Drifters not because of Home alone but it is one of my favorites because of a former Co- Worker.   She could sing really deep and I would chime in with a Falsetto voice.  It was really funny!

  1. Tennessee Christmas, The 1st time I heard this song I was living in Idaho and very homesick and it just hit me that I really missed my family
  2. The 12 pains of Christmas. Face it sometimes the Holidays are a pain.  I laugh every time I hear the man say “One light goes out they all go out”

5 Christmas in Dixie.  Another song that came out while I was so far away from home.  The line about “Graceland all in lights” hit home.  We used to go see Graceland every year,

  1. Celebrate me Home—Kenny Loggins. Not just a favorite Christmas song, but one of my favorite songs of all time.    I saw Kenny in concert and he sang this song in August!
  2. Merry Christmas Darling. Karen Carpenter singing a great song from my favorite Christmas album.  And on top of that I get points from my wife every time I play it!    I need all the points I can get.  I wonder if I will get points for putting this in my blog!
  3. Little Drummer Boy/ Peace on Earth – Bing Crosby and David Bowie. The Harmonies are incredible
  4. O Holy night- it says it all why we celebrate this season in one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.


So there you go.  By the time Christmas arrives I will be so sick of Christmas music but that doesn’t mean I don’t love it.

On top of that my wife loves Christmas music and I need all the points I can get!


Today on the morning show:  Those were the days


Stupid news: Go to Jail!  Don’t pass go.  Go Directly to Jail.   Love that Chicken and GET OUT OF THE WAY!  Road Rage.


Laff lines; my dream house


Can you really eat a hamburger wrong?    There are those out there that say yes.   Really?

There’s a tweet that’s going viral right now from Business Insider’s food website, Food Insider.

They say we’ve been eating burgers WRONG for our whole lives . . . and we’re supposed to eat them UPSIDE-DOWN.  SAY WHAT?????

The theory is that the top bun is bigger than the bottom bun, so it’ll do a better job absorbing all the juices and condiments, and keeping everything together . . . so your burger won’t be as likely to fall apart or drip as you eat it.

I never thought in a million years that I Dave Denton with a body made of Hamburgers (and bacon) have been eating my burgers wrong!

I am not a gourmet but I have been eating food all my life but to tell someone they are eating wrong.   Well chewing with your mouth open is WRONG!

I have been told that I should never put ketchup on a steak!   Why?  It is my steak and I think steak sauce is disgusting.   Now before you sick Gordon Ramsey on me I always try steak without any sauce first and most of the time no ketchup but honestly if a chef is offended by me putting ketchup on the steak I paid for, he can give me my money back and I will eat it the way he thinks is best,   IF HE PAYS.

I hear people say that the best hamburger has a little pink in the middle.   I used to think that too and for most places I still do.  However a few months ago at a restaurant my wife and I go to a lot a waitress suggested we try the burger with a char and as she said squished.  OK?   Dang that is the way to eat a burger at this particular restaurant.  The flavor is unreal and add bacon YUM!

I have seen people who do not like getting things on their hands eat BBQ ribs with a knife and a fork.  Not me but more power to them.

Some people put milk on the cereal and wait for it to get soggy.   I prefer crunchy cereal except for Captain Crunch which to me is better soggy.  LOL

I even know a guy who loves shrimp but he prefers not to peel them!   Yep tail and all popped right in the mouth.

When I was in Louisiana I developed a love of boiled crawfish.  At one dinner at my boss’s house we had a huge Crawfish boil and I was digging in while my boss was right next to me.  He was a true Cajun and after tearing the tail off and pinching the end to get the meat, he would take his thumb and insert it into the crawfish then pull it out with what I presume was fat and body juices insert his thumb in his mouth and eat it.  I told my boss” Louis, please don’t fire me, but you are making me sick”

My point is eat your food the way you want.  Don’t be gross about it and try to use table manners, we are a civilized people……well you are anyway.

Pass the Ketchup!

No wait pass the Mayochup!

Today on the morning show.   Winter complaints

Stupid news:  A 9 year old wants to have a snowball fight.  That cell phone is nasty and a 1st date

Laugh lines having a great wife


I was almost locked in! And if I would have had cookies that would have been OK.

Over the past few months I have had a sleeping problem and I am trying a lot of things to try to get more sleep.  Last night was so strange.  Watching TV last night, yeah they were Superhero shows, Super girl and Arrow.  I was just struggling to stay awake> I love those shows and here I am nodding off.   Legends of the DC universe was snooze city, I even took it off my DVD record, and this season is really bad.

Anyway it is time for bed and like I tell you I am trying lots of different things, the latest a CPAP machine.  Well it didn’t work last night.  I slept about 2 ½ hours.

How does this tie into being locked in.  Well here goes.  As I come into the station today I was in need of something to keep me awake and the convenience store near the station.  I tried to get out of my car but I couldn’t the lock would not work on my car door , I tried over and over again and almost 10 minutes later I was free!  I go purchase what I needed and get to the station and yep I was stuck again.   But man the car felt great, it was so cold (4 above) and I was bundled up and I almost gave up to sleep in my car.   At least until I could be rescued, but the door unlocked and here I am not as tired as I thought I would be.   WHY?  I really love my job.

I mean where else can I sing The Cookie song on National Cookie day.   Listen here and sing along too!   (I feel like James Cordon on Carpool Karaoke)

On National cookie day here are our 5 favorite store cookies from the Huffington Post and 2 of the top 5 have Cache Valley ties Oh Yeah Pepperidge Farms

  1. Pepperidge Farms Soft Baked cookies

4 Nilla Vanilla

3 Keebler fudge stripped

2 Pepperidge Farms Milano

1 Oreo

Gourmet cookie bouguet.com has a list of the most popular homemade cookies

  1. White Chocolate macadam
  2. Sugar cookies
  3. Oatmeal raisin
  4. Peanut butter
  5. Chocolate Chip

My favorite homemade are the No Bake Chocolate.   I have consumed a lot more than I should have over my life.  But they are good for you I mean there are Oats in them!!!!!!!!!!

Stupid news:   Has an update from New Zeeland and Christmas movies making news

Laff lines Mini Vans



This is a time of the year where you just might find something you thought was lost forever.  Why?  Because it is a Festivus Miracle.

We shop for Christmas and when we find something we  put it in one location, so m y wife was wrapping presents that we need to ship to loved ones around the company.    I heard her say “Here it is, I found it”

This was something that I cherish and I could not find it.  My sister had contacted me in the fall asking if she could get a copy and I said sure.  I am a great brother after all.  But I could not find anywhere.  I knew I had seen it recently and even used it.  But I could not find it, I searched and searched. I looked for days.  Finally I had to tell my sister I had lost it.  It honestly broke my heart I lost something so precious to me.

No it wasn’t my framed photograph of my wife and I with Arrow start Stephen Amell.  No it wasn’t even Batman comic collection.  What was it that I thought I had lost but my wife found it this weekend.

A picture of my Mother and Father.  One of the few photo’s I have of my dad who died when I was four.  This photo hung over my mother’s bed and I remember staring at it as a kid.  My sisters had tried to get a copy made for all the kids but the photo was attached to the glass and would not come off.   Then as the story goes my sisters in Memphis were visiting when they heard a loud crash in the back of the house.  It was this picture which had fallen and shattered the glass completely separating the photo from the glass.

That Christmas morning as I opened my gifts I saw the picture for the 1st time in years and I cried.

I am so glad it has been found.

Now I need to find the phone I lost inside my home last year.  I was texting with a friend at night and never left the house before the next morning.   PHONE IS M.I.A.

Or maybe I could find a kitchen timer that was never to be found in our old house.  Hey I liked that kitchen timer.

Don’t get me started on the stupid socks

Oh by the way if you find a 100 dollar bill, it probably mine!

You believe me, don’t you?

Stupid news: A wedding proposal and a man with a famous name is now infamous.

Laff lines


It’s the time of the season where you sit with your family with a cup of hot chocolate or in my case ice cold Diet Dew, and you watch a Christmas movie.

I guess I am a bit of a Scrooge here… I like Christmas movies but there are very few that I must see during the holidays.   But today here is a list of some favorites and some in the Holiday Spirit of love and joy…. NOT SO MUCH.


It’s a Wonderful life …. I cry like a baby when Jimmy can’t find ZuZu’s peTals

Miracle on 34th street – old and new versions are great

A Christmas story …. I watch it several times on TBS Marathon.    I live to see THE SCOTT FARCUS AFFAIR!

Scrooged.  Bill Murray need I say more

Christmas Vacation.   Sometimes I think I am Cousin Eddie

A Charlie Brown Christmas.  This is how I learned to dance.

Here is one that most people just kind of stare at me when I tell them I love this movie


Here are some I enjoy and can watch again if I need to.

A Christmas Carol…. Home Alone…Gremlin’s…. Christmas in Connecticut…  How the Grinch stole Christmas.  Muppet Christmas Carrol.  Trading Places.

Christmas movies I haven’t seen nor do I want to be the Horror Christmas movies like Krampus…Bad Santa… Elevens.

Here is one that I saw the tailor for and I know a lot of people might like it but the preview just looked horrid.  Bad Santa.      NO THANKS.

Finally I probably will get some people who will want to Deck my Halls.   I have never seen ELF.   Why?  I don’t like Will Ferrell and his brand of comedy.   Maybe if someone sat me down in my recliner with some EGG NOG some Christmas cookies and slipped me a 50 dollar bill I might watch ( 50 dollar bill is not required , but highly encouraged)   Really one of these days I might watch it and I might even like it.

Well, have a great weekend with whatever you have planned.  Oh yeah I was kidding about the 50 dollars ……..or was I.

Merry Christmas


Today on the morning show: Those were the days. Is that Pen yours?

Stupid News:  Can I have a light and Frosty was attacked\

Laff Lines dads




Experts will tell you that waking up to the alarm clock is bad for you.    OK DOC TELL ME SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW”

Very few people can wake up at a time they need to start the day.  I have known a few that can and I call them (insert four letter word here)

I have an alarm that goes off at 4:15am every morning, not fun!  This morning it really wasn’t fun but it made me laugh.   My wife told me that I was sprawled out on the bed with my head at the edge of the bed.    I was snoozing away when at 4:15am!  My head was only about 1 inch away from the clock.  I felt like those cartoon cats that jump up and claw the ceiling.   That thing still rings in my ears!  Then as I stumbled out of bed I was wobbly.  I have heard of something called “Sleep Drunk” that was me.   But I am happy to report no hangover!

We had our first bit of winter weather that made our morning drive a little iffy to say the best.  Most of the major roads were clear, which is good ……..However as a caller said this morning we forget how to drive in snow and fog.      TRUE DAT!

For some unknown reason some of us just won’t slow down.   I have a friend who drives through Sardine Canyon every day and he has some great stories of people passing him acting like everything was hunky dory and in a few miles they are off in a ditch.

I heard a man say Four wheel drives still go off the road because of icy conditions.   That same man said ”Yeah having four wheel drive makes it a little easier to get out of the ditch.  But when you see a four wheel car stuck IT IS STUCK!

Just a couple of observations about driving in snow ice and fog.  These are mine,  believe you me I have learned the hard way

1… Slow down

2… Don’t assume the road ways are fine.   Have you’re ever heard of black ice?

3… Don’t be in a rush.

4… Parking lots are the worst, people forget how to drive and assume that since the snow has covered the parking lot.  I can drive in any direction I want.

  1. in fog drive with you low beams on. “Oh but Dave, I can see fine” I say “YES, but can they see you”
  2. If your car is parked outside, take the time to clear off your car. Snow on the roof clean it off. Windshield front and back, and don’t forget to clean the headlights and taillights.   Remember this “BRAKE LIGHTS LET PEOPLE KNOW YOU ARE STOPPING”

I am guilty of wanting to take a few shortcuts myself but I am trying to do better.

This morning in a really foggy area a White Pick-up hauling a White trailer without the lights on COME ON PEOPLE!

Today on the morning show the top 10 things we love and hate about winter:

The Mountain West conference named the All-Conference team on Wednesday and it was a joke.  I talked with Ajay Salveson from our sister station 1390 the Fan about it and he was ticked.

Stupid news:  A D-U-I-N in Minnesota and the return of the Big Mouth Billy Bass

Laff lines Beards