THE BIG BANG THEROY CHANGED MY LIFE

 

THE BIG BANG THEORY CHANGED MY LIFE

You thought I was going to write BAZINGA didn’t you?

12 years ago when CBS started the Big Bang Theater I didn’t watch.  That was until the show started running in syndication on TBS.

The episode that got me hooked was when Sheldon dove into the ball pit and shouted Bazinga as he stayed away from Leonard

So how does a sitcom about scientist and nerds change to life of a suave sophisticated man about town like me?

The Comic book store!  Thant’s how.

I don’t know which show it was but they were at the comic book store and I found myself not watching the show but searching the background for the KOOL superhero figures!   One night I looked at my wife and said “those action figures are so KOOL, I think I will try to start a collection, and start reading comics again.”

Teresa looked at me and without a blink agreed with me!

NOW I COLLECT COMIC BOOKS AND SUPERHERO FIGURES.

I collect what I like to read and don’t have anything of value except to me.   That to me is what collection anything is about.  Do you love it?  Do you want it? And CAN I AFFORD THIS?

I have spent weekends at Thrift Stores, garage sales, and Flea markets on the hunt, which is the fun in any collection.  Without the hunt you miss out on the fun of collecting any item.

So as I said The Big Bang Theory really did change my life!

Here is my favorite scene from the show

 

 

Bye bye to The Big Bang and The Game of thrones

Stupid news is stupid luck and romance

Life lines Lunchables and Global warming

STARTING MY DAY ON THE LEFT FOOT

When my alarm goes off at 4:15am every morning I jump out of bed with the anticipation of another great day….. Well I stretch the truth just a little…. Or maybe a lot.

Don’t get me wrong but 4:15 in the Am is early and I depend on getting my day at the radio station started on the right foot!

But sometimes…. The left foot rules.   That happened earlier this week when I arrive at 5am and realize that it will be a left foot kind of day.

I was dealing with two different tech issues that were putting me behind in what I do to be “ON THE AIR! BRIGHT EYED AND BUSHY TAILED”.

You do pick up things over the years that help you understand the tech issue you have.  So I went to work. Not to anyone surprise I did not prevail.  I was frustrated as 6am got closer.

I saw a purple blur!  No it wasn’t a bird or a plane it was a tech guy in his purple PJ’S here to fix one problem.  But there were two problems.

I could not log on to my computer — the password did not work.  What was I going to do the clock was not my friend it was almost 6am!

Then I got a phone call from another tech guy, I do not know what color his PJ’S were but he was saving the day.

Several attempts to log on failed and 6am was getting closer than my hero had a plan and it worked to perfection.  I was saved with 3 minutes to spare too.

So that is how my day started off on the LEFT FOOT!

Today is National BBQ Day and Love a tree day

Stupid news goes to Canada and a honey of a deal in Indiana.

Laff lines: Bing watching and eating organic foods

 

THANKS TIM AND DORIS

It has been a rough couple of days for me.  Nothing happened in my personal life at all.  However in the space of twenty four hours 2 of my favorite entertainers passed away.

Frist it was Doris Day.  The singer dancer actress who could make you laugh in films like “Pillow Talk” , “The Glass Bottom Boat “and she made me believe that the old west Calamity Jane could do anything better than me.

Then as a dramatic actress she was one of the best of all time. In Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much”

Doris day had her on sitcom that ran for 128 episode.

But I remember her for that incredible  singing voice Not just” Que Sera Sera” and “Sentimental Journey” is one of my all-time favorite songs a song that was released twelve years before I was born!

One more Doris Day memory.  The movie “Glass Bottom Boat” was part of my Honeymoon.   My wife and I were on a cruise ship to Catalina Island and both remarked about seeing the island in the movie.  Of course we had to take a glass bottomed boat tour too.

As I think about it, we were not the first or the last couple to think about Doris Day as we explored Catalina Island

Doris day was a strong woman who survived a bankruptcy and in her later life was an advocate for all animals.

Doris Day was one of my boy hood crushes!

Now Tim Conway was not a crush at all but I will tell you what, I admired his talent over the years.  He could make you laugh with just a look.  From over 25 movie roles.  Countless TV appearance he was one of my all-time favorite comedians.

Then there was the Carol Burnett show!  How many times have we all gone to You tube just to watch Tim work his magic with “The Elephant Story” or “The Dentist” The Little old man and so many times he would adlib and the cast would start uncontrollable laughter.

Tim and Harvey Korman were magic together!  Why? Harvey could not contain his laughter when Tim would get on a roll.  Both have told the story about The Dentist” when Harvey peed his pants during the skit.

Tim was a comic legend.

Here is a video to show how talented both Doris Day and Tim Conway were.

 

Stupid news:  A drive thru, dribbling and historic Floyd

Laugh lines:  Jim Gaffagan Elevators and Eating

One more thing about Tim Conway:  One of my favorite comic lines about being angry came from him.  It is a visual gag but I think you can see it in your mind.  ‘YOU KNOW WHAT BURNS MY BUTT?”  then place you hand on your butt and sayh ‘FLAMES UP TO HERE”

I AM A MUTANT

 

I spotted an article in the Deseret news entertainment section that say today is X-MEN DAY.

So today I am proud to say that I am a MUTANT.

It was in September of 1963 Marvel comics published the first X-MEN comic book.  Which is you wanted to buy today would set you back about 90 grand.

If you ready this blog you know I am more of fan on the DC comics than Marvel.  But I must admit I have always been a fan of THE X-MEN.

Think about it when you are a teen and all the changes that happen to your body and hormones raging don’t you feel like a Mutant.

The first time I realized that I needed to start using deodorant, I thought my Mutant power was linked to chemical warfare.

That was the brilliance of the X-Men created by the late Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.  They captured the angst we all had when our body’s mutated from being a kid into an adult.

The comic book also tackled many issues about being different.  If there was only one thing I learned from THE X-MEN was tolerance of those around me who might look, or come from a different background than me.

Also I wanted knives to come out of my hands like Wolverine, or laser beams to come from my eyes! Yes the X-Men were KOOL!

There are times when I tell people I read and collect comic books that I get that “Oh, isn’t that nice” look.  Then I tell them about some of the moments that a comic book made me cry.

In the Ultimate X-Men series there was a young man whose mutation was so dangerous that it killed an entire town and that included his family.  Professor X had to make a decision that no one should have to make.  That decision was that this mutant had to die so that he was no longer a danger to those around him.  The young man was so distraught over killing his on family because of his mutation had isolated himself in a cave with provisions.

Enter the X-MEN.  Wolverine because of hi healing powers was asked to make sure this young man would no longer be a danger.  The writes and artist of this comic handled this very delicate subject matter.  Big bad Wolverine showed his humanity by talking with the young man and sharing a meal with him all the while both knew what had to be done.   I won’t spoil the entire story but I will say that even right now thinking about brings a tear to my eye.

It was brilliant story telling.

The X-MEN are KOOL but still not quite as KOOL as BATMAN.

But then again …. Who is?

Stupid news: Tupperware and Coffee

Laff lines: West Virginia and the game of Thrones

 

I LOVE CARS

I’m in love with my car….. Got a feel for my automobile”

That is one of my favorite Queen songs.   Like a lot of you when you see a great looking car modern or classic you have got to look.

It happens to me all the time.   Last Saturday in Layton driving on Antelope drive having a conversation with my wife when both of us stopped in mid- sentence at the same time and said OHHH!  There was a beautiful Dodge Challenger sitting at a red light!

This morning as I was coming into the station at 5am I pulled into a little store to grab my morning drink.  As I get closer to the store I saw it a white mustang convertible.   OHHH!   But wait there is more.  It was a white Shelby Mustang convertible.   DOUBLE OHHH!  I must admit I stared and waited for the vroom!  The car started and pulled away and then a TRIPPLE OHHH!

At 7:30 I had a call and the Cache Valley Cruise in Giveaway car was on display here at our studio offices today Monday May 13th.     I can just see it now people on 2nd north just saying OHHH!

So what was my 1st car?   It was a Pontiac Leman’s I named him Fred after the dog in Smokey and the Bandit.

If I ever win the lottery I will have to decide on my dream car.  Will it be a 69 Cudda?

Or a 69 Charger RT.

Yep I love cars, the look, the sounds, and the new car smell!  Everything except repairing cars.  I am dangerous with a wrench.    I know my limits but when I take care of a problem without taking to a shop or a having a friend help everyone is shocked.

A few years ago I was having a problem with the seat in the truck I owned at the time and dang if I didn’t fix it myself.  To the dismay of all my friends and family!  DARE I SAY I SHOCKED MYSELF TOO!

STUPID NEWS Graduations day will never be the same

 

Laff lines:

 

 

 

 

AVENGERS END GAME MOVIE REVIEW THAT HAS BE REDACTED

 

Before we get into the review of Avengers Endgame, I wanted to say a Happy Mother’s Day.

People who really know me know how much respect I have for women in general and the strength they have.  Here is an example from my life

MY MOM.

My father passed away when I was just four years old and here was my mother with four daughters and some little snot nosed brat who turned out to be MEEEEEE!  My mother went back to school got her GED, then went on to nursing school and went to work.   We didn’t have a lot of money, to be honest I am not sure how she did it.  I am sure there were times when it seemed too much but she persisted and I think did a wonderful job making sure we felt loved, safe and secure.

As I get older and think back, the strength my mother showed us every day is an inspiration to me every day.

Thanks Mom

I love you

 

Now for what you have all been waiting for?

MY REVIEW OF

AVENGERS END GAME!

Disclaimer:  in an effort to not have any spoilers I have sent a copy of my review to Marvel Studio’s so they could redact any sensitive spoiler material!

On Thursday my wife and I went to a matinee of the record shattering film AVENGERS END GAME. Popcorn in hand and just a little soda (it is 3 hours long) we made our way to our seats and waited for the movie to start.   And what a movie it was

Avenger’s End Game had so many great moments like XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.  And then when XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

The emotions ran high when XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

The climactic battle scene really surprised me  when XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

I have to express my shock and sadness when XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Another great movie from Marvel!!!!!  How about the scenes in the closing credits. Well XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

So go and enjoy the movie, go easy on the soda so you won’t have to go.  You might want to take some tissue, get extra popcorn (3 HOURS WORTH) and enjoy.

My favorite scene was XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

 Today on the morning show: MOM STATS

Stupid news two stolen cars ad going to the mall.

Laff lines:   Men and women are different.   And riding on the Bus

VACATIONS

It is getting closer to the time to load up the old family truckster and make the pilgrimage to Wally World.

Vacations can happen any time but the most common time is SUMMER VACATION!!!

When I was a kid I thought summer vacation just meant no school.  We didn’t have extra money that could be used for a vacation not the kind that my friends were taking.  As a kid my family vacation was packing the car and driving 2 and half hours to see my cousins and my Grandmother.  I was fine with that.

I guess my first real vacation was when I was in the sixth grade.  My Aunt Mary, Uncle Danis and their kids Mellissa and Kim took me to a vacation   in Texas.  That was a great trip for me I got to go fishing and Uncle Danis took me to my first Pro Wrestling show!

When we left Texas I got to go with them back to East Crondelt Ill.   A small town just outside of St. Louis.   I even got to see the Arch before it was completed.    OH and Uncle Danis took me to my second Pro Wrestling Match!!!!!

That was my first vacation of many that I have had mostly in my adult years.   Some favorites include

Going to LA with my cousin and going to my first pro football game.

Going on a Christmas Vacation with my best friend and watching him and his future bride fall in love.  Oh and watching the glares of her current boyfriend and my best friend trying to decide how of if I am going to break up the impending fight.  (No fight happened but boy was it close)

My honeymoon with my wife Teresa on a Cruise ship to Catalina Island and to Mexico.

My 1st trip with Teresa to Las Vegas and Laughlin Nevada.

I know she was freaking out about the Vegas traffic as we were trying to get to the RIO and then to our Hotel.  NO we did not stay at the RIO.  Trying to save money we went off the strip to a Hotel no longer around for a good reason I might add.

This year no big Vacation plans, Car repairs, home repairs, medical repairs, I need a bank account repair!

Staycation this year!  I am KOOL with it.  A few day trips here and there and then being a couch potato watching Super Hero and Star Wars movies.

Maybe even watching the Vacation Movies.   Seeing Clark and Cousin Eddie at the all you can eat buffet always makes me hungry!

 

“Have you ever swam with the Dolphins – those things are hard to catch “

 

Today what does mom want for Mother’s day

Stupid news including Donkeys and concrete

Laff lines – Best of late night and fattening foods

SIMPLE PLEASURES

I consider myself a simple man with simple pleasures.  Not that I don’t enjoy something that might seem over the edge   but mostly it is little things that make me happy like BACON – you would have never guessed that would you

Other things that make me happy = Road trips, I did that this past weekend just a short time to Salt lake and to spend time with my wife.  Road trips even the short ones are awesome if you can afford the gas.

Other things that make me happy, hearing a child laugh, sleeping in, taking off my shoes when I get home, a walk on a sunny day that is still cool to cold, the smell of fresh baked goods, Breakfast for dinner, reading a good comic book, in the winter seeing a huge field of snow that has no tracks in it.  Drinking an ice cold glass of water, getting a small compliment from someone you respect. And just spending time with my wife Teresa.

Like I said I am a simple man.   I do have other things in my life that are more complicated but still bring me pleasure.

Working on the radio is sometimes stressful, but most of the time I find it nothing but pleasurable.   Working on my podcast Turnbuckle trash can be complicated but at the same a great pleasure.

I wrote this blog after having a complicated yet simple weekend that was a perfect example of what I thing life is all about.

Today is National Coke day or is it Soda or Pop,

Stupid news comes from Florida

Laff lines saving the planet and eating Organic food

WALK LIKE A MAN, SING LIKE A GIRL

 

There are musical acts that I have always enjoyed.  I have written in this about The Beatles, the Monkees and my love of Motown. 

As a kid I would tell people that when I grew up I want to be a “TEMP A TOP OR A PIP”

But I would bet you will be surprised to find out I love the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  

And for some reason there are moments in my life that have stuck in my mind about The Four Seasons.

  1. When I was about 10 years old I got to spend a month at my Aunt and Uncle’s House near St. Louis and one of the great memories of that trip was with my Uncle Denis. He took me fishing.  We had a blast together but there is one moment that sticks in my mind.  The song ‘CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU” by Frankie Valli I remember standing by an old transistor radio sitting in a window listening to that song.
  2. One of my favorite concerts: My cousin Randal came to Memphis and we went to see the Four Seasons at the Mid-South Colosseum.  What a great show in not so great seats.  We barely had enough money to go so we were in the CHEAP SEATS.  No not nose bleed at all but we were behind the stage with a great view of the show from behind!   What made it great was a group of girls sitting in front of us started screaming.  Franki turned around and sang a show for us in cheap seats.
  3. Working in radio! I was just starting to learn the radio business in high school and I volunteered to help answer phones for a radio thon at WMPS in Memphis. 

After our shift we were invited into the lobby to have refreshments when the Program Director  and another radio talent came in to say hi to the young wanna b’s. That other guy was Rick Dee’s of Disco Duck fame.  It would be 3 years before we all quacked up at the Duck (that was bad).  So how does this tie in to Frankie Valli? 

The Program Director offered us an album for our work.   I picked a solo album of Frankie Valli.  The PD was shocked because at that time everyone was into BTO and the DOOBIES. I told him the story of the concert and we had a great laugh, that album featured the classic “My Eyes Adored You”

  1. College,  I drove my roommate and fellow  residents of Ensign Hall at Ricks College nuts listening to the greatest his of Fankie Valli and the four season.   I was younger then and could sing in falsetto all the songs.   I was kind of in key.

I am still not sure why those memories stick with me but they do. 

MUSIC CAN DO THAT TO YOU.

 

May the Forth be with you?

Insider magazine asked what your favorite Star Wars movie is

And, of course . . . What is your favorite “Star Wars” movie?  It’s a TIE . . . between the two you’d expect.

The original “Star Wars” . . . also known as “A New Hope” . . . and “The Empire Strikes Back” both got 13% of the vote.  And they were followed by “Return of the Jedi”, with 11%.  Naturally.  Because the original trilogy rules.

Next up were the two most recent entries into the Skywalker Saga, “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi”.  They tied at 4% each.

And not surprisingly, the prequel trilogy got the least love.  “The Phantom Menace” and “Revenge of the sith” got 3% each, and “Attack of the Clones” got 2%.  (They didn’t include the stand-alone movies “Rogue One” or “Solo”.)

 

21% of the people surveyed couldn’t pick a favorite, and somehow, 26% said they’ve never seen a “Star Wars” movie. I SAY THESE PEOLE DON’T REALLY EXSIST!

Stupid News:  Parking spaces and trying to save money

 

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APRIL SHOWERES BRING MAY SNEEZING

Springtime, we long for it when the snow flies and it is so cold that you nose hairs freeze. 

However spring can bring its own problems and daily stress.  A new survey says there are 5 things that can ruin our SPRING FUN!

  1. Allergies.

Oh yeah that is a big one for me.   I used to struggle so much with controlling my Allergies.

In high school my eyes would swell and get red.  I even had a teacher asked me if I was stoned.  (NOPE, NEVER)

Driving near Rigby Idaho the sneezing started and my friend asked me to pull over.  I thought maybe nature is calling and he doesn’t have call waiting.   The reason he asked me to pull over was my eye.  The white part of the eye was swollen and looked like it was going to burst.   Off to the emergency room and Benadryl.

I am a big guy but those little pills knock me for a loop.

I struggled with what to do for years.  If I used OTC Anti- histamine I would be groggy all day but the OTC non drowsy did nothing… I might as well eat M and M’s which I did.

Finally I came across a combination that worked -24 hour Dristan and one regular Dristan as needed.

All this happened about the time of Clairton and Allegra being approved for OTC.  Tried Clairton … nope….  More M and M’s!!!!   Allegra works best for me.

  1. Unpredictable weather.

You know the saying about Northern Utah weather “If you don’t like the weather …… wait.

That is so true, just this week I was sitting at home on a beautiful spring day. I had the windows for some clean air and thirty minutes later we experienced Rain, Hail and snow then it was back to the sun.

And a vacation plan in early May several years ago had us driving in a winter storm south of Fillmore.

  1. Heat and cold.

What to wear, what to wear… you wake up in the morning put on a sweater or jacket and it is hot by the after noon.  Then heating a cooling systems in the spring will drive you crazy.

One morning here at the station on a nice morning the heater came on and the studio was over 90’s degrees inside.

Then on other days you can hang a side of beef in the studio.

The system is working great now

 

  1. Our work schedules.

Who wants to work when it is nice outside?  Then Daylight saving time gives us more sunlight.  That is a double edged sword.  I go to bed at 9pm for my early start of the day.  It is still light outside and I don’t want to go to bed – I want to play.

  1. THINGS COST TO MUCH

That is more than just a spring thing.  Sometimes you have to say no to something because you can’t afford it.

You know the old saying ‘MONEY TALKS, AND MY MONEY NEEDS A BIGGER VOCALBULARY.

Today on the morning show we saluted the over five thousand Aggies who graduated today,

Stupid News: Meat it is more than just what is for dinner

Laff lines West Virginal and Jay Leno on Ice cream