May 16, 2010

What I Learned from Ronnie James Dio

One of the greatest singers of not only heavy metal, but of all time passed away today. Ronnie was one of my favorites and forever will be. This is what I learned from him.


I learned that you will know for the first time, if your evil or divine you are the last in line.

Sail on - Sing your song - carry on

If you walk in golden halls, you get to keep the gold that falls.

Is a wise man always wise? NO! He can play the fool.

We are fire, we are a flame and we burn at the touch of a spark.

Then on with the change,It was simple but strange and you knew the feeling seemed to say it all


Your a dancer, but you're dancing on air,just a matter of time till you fall.

Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer

There is a place just south of witches valley, where they say the wind won't blow.

If you listen to fools, the mob rules.

The devil is never a maker, the less that you give, you're a taker

The lover of life is not a sinner,the ending is just a beginner

Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion

Throw me a penny and I'll make you a dream.

Time is a never ending journey,Love is a never ending smile.

Never trust your shadow in the dark.

I'm the sun, I'm the sun,I can move, I can run But you'll never stop me burning.

When there's lightning - it always bring me down.

We pray to someone, But when it's said and done,It's really all the same
With just a different name.

We're all born upon the cross.The throw before the toss.You can release yourself
But the only way is down.

Holy Diver, your the star of the masquerade, no need to look so afraid.

February 3, 2010

Random Musings for a February Morning

Do dumb people make dumb decisions? If they do, are they dumber for it?

When did the Charlie Chaplin mustache become the Hitler mustache?

Since a Groundhog is a Woodchuck, I want to make a motion to make Groundhog's Day, Woodchuck Day. Woodchuck Wednesday's has a much better ring, plus another reason to get off work early.

Imagine if everyone of your friends who leaves a status update about the show Lost suddenly says, "Oh I see."

I think Snookie from the Jersey Shore is proof that Fred Flintstone is alive and in drag.

December 29, 2009

Last Musings of 2009

Is it weird to change or go to the bathroom in front of your dog? I guess it is reciprocal for us watching them pee and poop on a walk.

If you have a lisp, at what age do you decide to not sound like a child any more? I mean get the thing fixed already!

When is a blue collar town going to be referred to as the town of people who did not try hard enough?

October 30, 2009

Empire State of Mind

Jay-Z and Alicia Keyes have a new song called an Empire State of Mind. Get it? Not New York, because that would have sounded too much like Billy Joel's New York State of Mind which most people associate the title with.

Here are some other song titles they played with but felt it would have been to similar to Billy:

Keyboard Man
Captain Jacques
You May Be Correct
Scenes from a Venetian Resturaunt
I Go Over the Top
An Innocent Male
Uptown Lady
Only the Good Die Small
It's Still Rock N' Roll to Myself
Upset Young Man

October 29, 2009

Best Halloween TV Specials

The best part about the holidays outside of food, candy and presents, OK fine family, are all the cool cartoon/TV oriented specials. I still get giddy when I see ads for shows I used to love as a kid. Since it is Halloween, here are my top five favorite Halloween specials:

5. Bugs Bunny's Howl-Oween Special - Granted, this was just a rehash of old cartoons, but I love watching the episode when Bugsy pal is dressed up like Hansel and the witch tries to eat him.

4. Paul Lynde Halloween Special - I was 3 years old and I was just blown away because KISS made it's national TV debut and performed three songs.

Take into consideration you have Paul Lynde, Margaret Hamilton, Witchie Poo (Billie Hayes H.R. Puff n Stuff), Florence Henderson performing a disco version of That Old Black Magic and Disco Lady. Oh yes, The Osmonds!! All of this ads to a cornucopia of what the hell is this? Sheer brilliance!

3. Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile - I do not remember much of this cartoon. But when this debuted in 1979, I remember seeing commercials that Kiss was going to be on Tom Snyder. Obviously I could not stay up that late, but I got to see the episode many years later. A wonderful episode because Ace Frehley is piss drunk and absolutely hysterical. I recommend you youtube this.

2. Fat Albert Halloween Special - I should say the best reason to watch this, is just to hear Bill Cosby in his Fat Albert voice say,"IT'S THE FAT ALBERT HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEN SPECIAL!" You have the Cosby kids hanging out with Mudfoot who eats 10 wads of gum and talks with his mouth full. I used to impersonate this as a child and annoy every family member along the way.

1. It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - No Contest. I think this is every one's favorite. What other cartoon can take a crazy halloween story and suddenly bring Snoopy's Red Baron role into it. How does this story for kids turn into Apocalypse Now? You have Snoopy in his "aircraft" shooting down German planes, taking in enemy gun fire and then walking in the forest to escape enemies. I don't know about you, but nothing says Halloween like World War I.

Another quick note. Remember when Lucy asks Linus how he is going to mail the letter to the GP in the mail box that is like 10 feet high? So eventually Linus gets the letter up there by using his blanket?

Seriously, how small are these kids and how high are these damn mail boxes?

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

October 28, 2009

Richmond, CA - The City Where We Sit and Stare

So the story out of the Bay Area where a teenage girl was gang raped at a school dance just keeps getting worse. Police now say 20 people witnessed the entire event.

20 people? Was there a camera crew? Something like this is usually shot to be distributed at your local adult bookstore. This is pure evil.

Also, this was done just outside of the homecoming dance? Nobody who was in attendance said, hmm maybe we should do something? This is wrong? We should stop this? Seriously, nobody did anything?

You mean to tell me the kids who just got pubes like yesterday just sat there and went, this is normal for teenagers to do this? At a friggin home coming dance?

Whatever happened to underage drinking, smoking dope and hanging out at your friends house?

October 23, 2009


Soupy Sales is dead. I thought this guy was dead for years. What was his shtick? A pie to the face? Legendary...

Quick Thoughts...

If you are feeling Minnesota and Minnesota does not feel back, can they ask for a restraining order?

Apparently, existing homes sales are at a two year high? Does this mean non-existent home sales are at a two year low?