Monday, April 30, 2007

Poor Monday !

I was thinking last night (You think? Shut up !), as I was mentally preparing for Monday, this poor day gets a bad rap. It's like being the middle child. The oldest child is the responsible one and the youngest is always the favorite. Sure, Monday is the oldest child in one respect, but no one told Monday that from then on, it would always have to follow Sunday, the favorite and most respected day of the week. It get's picked on in songs (Monday Blues, Monday Monday, yada yada yada, ad nauseum). Life's a bitch sometimes.

CNN's Glen Beck had a pseudo contest last week that I totally missed until I saw the re-run last night. Everyone was to send in a picture of the look on their face when they heard that (A) Rosie O'Fat Ass had left "The View". It was a hoot. I wish I would have thought of it.

I'm going to re-run the video of Amanda Baggs, the autistic young lady that I ran a few weeks back, some time this week, probably Wednesday or Thursday. It's lengthy (8 minutes) and the first three minutes you won't understand until you see the whole video, but I implore everyone to watch it if you haven't seen it. I assure you it will enlighten you to a degree you've never experienced and allow you to get a real good look at someone with a disabilty, who, through the electronic age, can explain what is going on inside her mind. Suffice to say, the girl can type 1,000 words a minute and her voice is produced electronically, but after you "hear" her speak you will be flabbergasted.

The Pictures: Lee Ann Rimes, the closest live voice comparable to Patsy Cline that I've ever heard and today's featured artist.

Since we're talking about Monday, what would be better that today's featured artist, Lee Ann Rimes, performing "Blue". Enjoy !


This Date In History: 1789; ,George Washington is innaugurated as ther first president of the United Sates in New York City. 1803; The United States more than doubles it's size with the Louisiana Purchase, the vast territory bought from France for 15 million dollars. 1812; The territory of Orleans enters the Union as Louisiana, the 18th state. 1945; Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker in Berlin. 1975; The Viet Nam War ends.

Birthdays: Mary II, queen of England and Ireland (1622), Franz Lehar, composer (1870), Willie Nelson, singer and songwriter (1933).

For those of you who have not seen it, don't miss "Planet Earth" on the Discovery Channel. It is made by BBC and is five years in the making. The pictures and information are mind boggling !  

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my friend Beverly for today's ditty.

A man walks into a bar and espies a older woman sitting at the bar. He approaches her and says, "May I buy you a drink?'" She replies, "No, alcohol is bad for my legs." The man said, "I'm sorry to hear that. Do they swell?" The woman replied, "No, they spread." 

That's it for today, my little kitties. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

A Beautiful Sunday Afternoon !

They're racing Nascar at the beautiful Talladega Speedway in Alabama today. So, I'm making today's entry with one eye and watching the race with the other.

My father was born in Palmetto, Alabama and I have family in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. Besides family and friends (Hi Jackie) in Alabama, I spent some time there in 1963, involved in stock car racing with the likes of Bobby and Donnie Allison, Red Farmer, Jackie Evans and several others. I always have fond memories of Alabama, especially when they televise the races there.

The Pictures: My favorite current era country music singer Vince Gill and wife, singer Amy Grant. He's today's featured artist.

Today's song by Vince Gill is entitled "Go Rest High On That Mountain" He's joined by Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krause, both talented singer-musicians in their own right. Listen carefully to the words. They're well chosen and they always remind me of my father. I think this song is appropriate for a beautiful Sunday. I always enjoy it and I hope you enjoy it as well.

This Date In History: 1429; Seventeen year old Joan of Arc leads troops into the besieged city of Orleans. 1980; British-born director Alfred Hitchcock dies at the age of 80.

Birthdays: Alexander II, emperor of Russia  (1818), William Randolph Hearst, publisher (1863) , Duke Ellington, jazz bandleader and pianists (1899), Hirohito, emperor of Japan  (1901). Dale Earnhardt, seven time NascarChampion (1951).  

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my sweetie pie, Beverly, for today's tidbit.

An elderly man walked into a confessional and said to the priest, "I am 92 years old, I have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yesterday, I picked up two college girls who were hitchhiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them three times."

The priest asked, "Are you sorry for your sins?" The man said, "What sins?" The priest admonished, "What kind of a Catholic are you?" The man replied, "I'm Jewish."

The priest asked, "Why are you telling me all this?" The man said, "I'm 92 years old. I'm telling everybody."    

That's it for today, my little country singers. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

Friday, April 27, 2007

It's Friday And I'm Out Of Here !

Well, it's Friday and you know what that means...., Krystel's Restaurant and Nightclub, the home for wayward men and women. We have a good time though and that's what counts. 

There's no winner for this week's "Cat Ass Trophy". Shithead (my cat) and I seriously considered Virgie Arthur for the coveted award, but we decided that in order to qualify for the A-list one has to have that special A-gene that qualifies one for the prestigious list. Although Virgie will get "honorable mention" along with (A) Rosie O' Fat Ass, they just didn't have that special something to win the award. Arthur, a sad lump of camel dung, needs to progress along evolutionary lines to attain the permanent A-list status. Virgie's pathetic appeal was dismissed today in the Bahamas and Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn will he heading to the United States. Hopefully, we'll have more nominees for the next "Asshole Of The Week" award.   

The Pictures: 1) My Daughter Jeanette, it's her birthday 2) My sweetie pie, Carrie. It's her birthday too. 3) Album cover from today's featured artist, the inimitable Nat King Cole and his daughter, Natalie. 4) The "usual suspects", including my sweetiepie, Nikki Leggs, Walter Lantz and my hero, Woody Woodpecker.

This Date In History: 1861; After Virginia secedes from the Union, West Virginia secedes from Virginia and forms it's own state. 1937; The first Social Security checks are distributed. Forty-Five days later, they arrive. Mine was lost in the mail.

Birthdays: My daughter, Jeanette. Happy Birthday Mamita ! (19XX), My friend and sweetie pie, Carrie. Happy Birthday Baby ! (19XX), Samuel Morse, inventor of the Morse Code (1791), Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and Commander of the Union Forces during the Civil War (1861), Walter Lantz, animator cartoonist and creator of Woody Woodpecker (1900).

Here's today's featured artist, Nat King Cole, together with his daughter, Natalie Cole, and their re-recording of "Unforgetable".


The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A special hello to the mysterious Ms. Hotshoes, whose handwriting seems strangely familiar (Could it have been that special night in Monaco 1996? You mean Opa Locka? Shut up ! You're sick ! I know).

A quick hello to Mari, Sandy and Stacy and my friends at Juner Truck and Medley Block and obviously, "the godfather" and my friend "Juan".

That's it for today, my lovely little dudettes. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned ! 

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Time Was On My Side !

The morning news on CNN was interesting in that authorities have captured "the most hated Dad in America". This slimebag, Byron Keith Perkins, was in jail when it was discovered that his son needed a kidney transpant in order to live. He promised authorities that if released, he would donate one of his kidneys to his son and become a better citizen and father. Upon his release, he fled to Mexico, where he lived for one year until his capture. In the interim, his son received a kidney from an anomymous donor and is in good physical health. My hopes are that upon his return to the penitentary, he will become the roomate and bitch of a six foot, five inch brother named Bubba, and will remain so until the scumbag dies.

On a kinder note, The New York Post reports that Rosie O'Fat Ass wanted to take over "The View" by herself. Moreover, the Post's source said ABC could have kept her by buying out Barbara Walters contract, but decided they'd had enough of O'Fat Ass (really?).

The Pictures: Check out the little pooch picture that was sent to me yesterday. Canine competition for the "Cat Ass Trophy" ? Nah, too cute ! I've added an album cover of The Rolling Stones circa 1963-65. They're the featured artists today. As always, there's some more hidden little gems in there.

Here's the Rolling Stones, today's featured artist performing "Time Is On My Side".


This Date In History: 1607; Captain John Smith and other colonists land at Cape Henry, Virginiaand establish the first permanent British colony in the New world (How can you discover and establish a colony on property where someone else is already living?). 1865; John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, is cornered and either commits suicide or is killed. 1989; Actress and comedian Lucille Ball, star of "I Love Lucy" dies in Los Angeles.

Nice to see Regis Philbin this morning on "Live" after a six week recovery from a heart bypass.  

Birthdays: John James Audobon, naturalist, ornitholgist and artist (1875), Charles Richter, seismologist , (1900).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my sister, Jeanne, for these "Updated Songs From The 1960's".

Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Walker.

The Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Hip.

Bobby Darin - Splish Splash I was Having A Flash.

Ringo Starr - I Get By With A Little Help From Depends.

Roberta Flack - The First Time I Ever Forgot Your Face.

Johnny Nash - I Can't See Clearly Now.

Paul Simon - Fifty Ways To Leave Your Liver.

Marvin Gaye - I heard It Throught The Grapenuts.

Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Napping.

The Commodores - Once, Twice, Three Times, To The Bathroom.

The Temptations - Papa's Got A Kidney Stone.

Helen Reddy - I Am Woman Hear Me Snore.

Willie Nelson - On The Commode Again.  

That's it for today, my little teeny boppers. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !  

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

It's Wednesday And I'm So Happy I could Just, Caca !

From the man who has days where everything he touches turns to caca, thus making him sometimes afraid to take Ralph for a pee-pee, I give you Jimmy, the man who's day went so well that he's ecstatic. And, it's not over, because as soon as I finish today's entry, I'm going to Krystel's Restaurant and Nightclub and party with my friends.

I'm fortunate that I do most of my research at night so I can write the things that don't change, quickly. Then, during the day, I'm able to get to the meat of the matter and pen what thoughts and ideas that come into my feeble little mind.

Let me begin by telling you that my business received some funds that were overdue, allowing me to eat this week and even feed Shithead (my seven toed cat, who by now, surely everyone knows his name, but I always add that he's my cat, just in case). Then, I heard that Rosie Fat Ass is quiting the view (more on that, tomorrow). I quickly did some shopping and got that out of the way.

The Pictures: Elvis Presley's Number One Hits Album, which will be the featured artist again today. Why? Because it's my journal, today in 1956 he had the number one hit, Jackie likes Elvis songs and I sing this song at Krystel's. Big deal. You're getting on my nerves. You're sick ! I know ! The rest of the pictures are quimsical, except for My Perfect Martini, who's always delicious !

I'm pleased to say that as of yet, no one has really come out of the woodwork to aspire to receive this week's "Cat Ass Trophy", but have faith, friends, we've got two days left. Even Virgie Arthur's little tirade doesn't quite qualify.  

Here's Elvis Presley performing "I Can't Help Falling In Love with You".


This Date In History: 1859; Work begins on the Suez Canal in Egypt; it opens in 1869. 1945; Delegates from fifty nations meet in San Francisco to organize the United Nations. 1956; Evis Prsley's "Heartbreak Hotel" hits number one on the music charts.

I'm not too pleased right now with the military and the current events involving Corporal Tillman and Jessica Lynch. I need to digest more before I comment, but rest assured I will have something to say. I was trained as a combat medic in the U.S. Army and served for six years (1966-1971) and I don't like how the brass is handling this situation.   

Birthdays: Edward R. Murrow, radio and TV commentator, (1908), Ella Fitzgerald, singer (1917), Al; Pacino, actor  (1940).

The Hits Just Keep On coming: I've got a lot of new stories for this spot but I need to edit them. I'll have more tomorrow

That's it for today, my sexy little playmates. See you tonight at Krystel's. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned ! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Closer To Hump Day !

Ok, I'm buying some new towels ! The question is, what brand, my little bed, bath and beyondettes? The last time I bought towels, I just picked out a color that matched the bathroom and paid the lady. I am now aware that "quality" should have been one of the determining factors. The only name I know that manufactures towels is Canon and they spend more time on their cameras and electronics than they do on their towels , (I know, I know! Just a feeble attempt at humor. Stay tuned, it gets worse). Any suggestions ? 

Virgie Arthur is trying to block Larry Birkhead's move to take Dannielynn to the U.S.A. unless Birkhead agrees to share guardianship with her. Arthur, a charter member of the A-list, also wants sole guardianship if Birkhead dies while the baby is still a minor (Right ! With $400 million in her hands if Larry "accidentally" dies?). It seems a little strange because the Bahamian judge has already said he would probably allow Birkhead to take the baby to the U.S. provided he returns for the formal custody hearing scheduled for June 9th. Although I kinda wished that there'd be no candidates for this week's "Cat Ass Trophy", inevitably someone throws their proverbial hat into the ring.

Speaking of trophies, I saw a man showing his friends a picture of his "trophy wife".  Apparently it wasn't first prize.

The Pictures: Elvis Presley, today's featured artist.

This Date In History: 1898; Spain declares war on the United States, an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba , 1916; Irish nationalists proclaim Ireland an independent republic in the Easter Rebellion , 1981; IBM introduces it's first personal computer. One year later 5 million people sue IBM claiming carpal tunnel syndrome (I made the last part up).

Here's today's featured artist, Elvis Aaron Presley performong "Suspicious Minds".


Birthdays: Shirley MacLaine, actress and soothsayer (1632, 1745, 1815 and 1934). Barbara Streisand, actress and singah (1942).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:  A man purchased a new Lexus and returned to the dealer the next day because he couldn't make the radio work. The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated. "Watch this !", he said, "Willie Nelson !" and "On The Road Again" came from the speakers. Then he said, "Ray Charles !" and "Georgia On My Mind" played on the speakers.

The man drove away and after a minute, said, "The Beatles", and "She Loves You" began to play. Then, a carload of teenagers ran a red light and almost creamed his new car. He swerved and missed them, yelling out, "Assholes !"

Immediately, the French National Anthem began to play sung by Rosie O'Donnell and Jane Fonda, backed up by Al Sharpton on guitar, Larry "da judge" Seidlin on drums, Howard K. Stern on harmonica, Barbara Pelosi on tambourine, Debra Opri on sax, Virgie Arthur on drugs and Ted Kennedy on scotch.  

That's it for today, my little towelettes. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

Monday, April 23, 2007

Monday's Almost Done !

Yeah, it's Monday, a necessary day to allow us to get to the Tuesday, the "get things done day"(Git-R-Dun). I accept Mondays the same way as I accepted my wives (a curse from God). Kidding ! (not).

So is it the consensus that I should buy new towels or keep on mowing? My buddy, who's a little overweight, said he's on weight watchers. Hell, once you've passed 50, that's the only ones who will go out with you. My friend asked her grandson if he could name the parts of the five bowels and he responded, "Sure, A-E-I-O-U". My lady friend, who's adopted, was with me last evening and I asked her, "Who's your Daddy?" She said, "I don't know," The lonely female brain cell somehow found herself in a male brain and it was all empty and quiet. Nervously, she cried out, "Is anyone here?" After a brief silence, she heard, "We're down here."  

The Pictures: Gloria Estefan, today's featured artist.

This Date In History: 1616; William Shakespeare, English dramatist and poet, often considered the greatest playwright in history, dies on his birthday in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. 1789; U.S. President George Washington and his wife, Martha, move into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York; the White House is built ten years later. 1969; Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy; the sentence is later reduced to life in Prison.

Here's Miami's own, Gloria Estefan.


Birthdays: William Shakespeare, playwright and poet (1564), James Buchanan, President of the United States and producer of an excellent scotch  (1791), Stephen Douglas, politician  (1813), Shirley Temple Black, actress (1928).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Here's my friend, the Plumber:


That's it for today. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !  

Sunday, April 22, 2007

I Lost Saturday !

So, I looked up and Saturday was gone, but that was yesterday, and yesterday's gone (hmm...maybe I'll write a song). Ok, I had a slight hangover, I had to take care of Chico (Dr. Marc's siberian husky; Marc's in Puerto Rico), and I had to wash clothes. There ! Are you happy now?

As you might have surmised by now, Friday night at Krystel's was a gigantic party and yours truly was right in the middle of it (and I loved it). Great friends, good singers and music and more importanly, beautiful women, including my sweet Nicole, who made came by to see me. As the major witness for the prosecution, I hereby name Hector and Lourdes, Raul, Nikki and J.C., Emilio, Melina, Brenda, Jorge, Mario, Armando, Larry, Ginnie, Dr. Saca Muella and a host of beauties who really should dance with me more often, as the primary causes for my Saturday lapse and failure to make my regular journal entry. Besides that, the dog ate my homework.

So, I washed my clothes and stuff (?) and I realized that I was cutting the little strings that seem to always emerge from my towels. Does anyone else mow their towels or is it that it's time to buy new towels?

The U.S. Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales,  said "I don't recall" 74 times during the hearings last week. I, personally, don't recall ever hearing someone say "I don't recall" so many times before. But then again, I have used the term before, especially when I was married. It reminds me of the time when a state trooper pulled me over, accused me of drinking, and asked to see my I.D. So I asked him to hold my beer and I took out my license and showed it to him.........What?  

The Pictures: In Memorium, Virginia Tech.  I've included the inimitable Stan Getz, today's featured artist along with vocalist, Astrud Gilberto. A picture of Chico, Dr. Marc's dog, who I'm doggie sitting.

These Dates In History: Saturday; 1836; Shouting "Remember The Alamo", General Sam Houston defeats Mexican forces in the battle of San Jacinto, winning independence for Texas. 1910; Mark Twain (Samuel Clemmons) author of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" dies. 1918; Germany's world War I flying ace, Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious "Red Baron", is shot down behind British lines. Sunday; 1864; Congress authorizes the use of "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins; Several days later, merchants add the phrase, "All others pay cash !" 

Here's Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto performing "Girl From Ipanema", one of the classiest sounds I ever listened to. This sexy song brings back fond memories for me and I hope it does the same for you.


Birthdays: April 21; John Muir, naturalist, explorer and writer  (1838) Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1926), April 22; Isabella I, Queen of Castile (1451), Vladimir Lenin, Soviet leader (1870), Jack Nicholson, actor (1937) 

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: As a result of the Don Imus and Al Sharpton fiasco, there will only be 49 entries in the Miss USA pageant. No one wants to wear the sash that says IDAHO. (Thanks Victor !)  

That's it for today. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

Friday, April 20, 2007

This Week's Cat Ass Trophy Goes to........!

The Asshole of the Week award was problematic this week in that although we have the perennial candidates, no one really emerged to capture the "Cat Ass Trophy. After a serious discussion with my cat and co-judge, Shithead, and with several nominations by Jackie, Indigo and others who wish to remain unknown, this week's winner is a tie. Yes, my little chicken pluckers, I said a tie!

The winners are: Simon Cowell, the moron who constantly criticizes everyone he speaks to and who really needs to rethink the tight t-shirt look that went out in the '50's and Al Sharpton, who like Santa Claus makes me laugh ho,ho,ho! An opportunist at best and a Webster's Dictionary poster boy for the personification of ignorance. I'd like to ax both Al and Simon to accept this week's award from the bottom of my groin.

The Pictures: 1) (A) Simon Cowell 2) (A) Al Sharpton 3) The prestigious "Cat Ass Trophy" 4) Sanjaya 5) ...and a few more odds and ends I always hide at the end. 

This Date In History: 1812; Vice President George Clinton is the first Vice President ever to die in office. 1841; Edgar Allen Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", considered to be the first detective story, is published in Philadephia. 1902; Marie and Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium. 1968; Pierre Trudeau is sworn in as Canada's Prime Minister, eh?

Here's "The Police" performing "Every Breath You Take".


Birthdays: Adolf Hitler, German Dictator (1889), Napoleon III, emperor of France (1808), Juan Miro, painter (1893), Tito Puente, percussionist and bandleader (1923), Jessica Lange, actress (1949).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: The gentleman looked down at the end of the bar and saw a monkey with a hat on, sitting in the last seat. The man ordered a martini and after the drink was set in front of him, the monkey promptly got upon the bar, walked up to the drink and gentle lowered his balls into the man's martini. He abruptly stood and scampered back to his seat.

The man called the bartender and told him what happened. The bartender apolgized and replaced the martini, whereupon, the monkey rose and did the same thing again.

The man was infuriated and got up to whack the monkey. The monkey walked over to the piano player and sat down beside him. The man thought, this must be the piano player's monkey. The man approached the piano player and said, "Do you know you're monkey's been putting his balls in my drink?"

The piano player replied, "No, but if you hum a little bit of it, I'll try to play it." 

That's it for today, my breathless little kittens. See you tonight at Krystel's Restaurant and Nightclub. More Tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I'm Going To Need Some Help With This Week's Award !

It's Thursday and I'm getting a little uneasy. Why, you ask? Well, we haven't really got a candidate for Asshole of The Week. I'm not overly concerned because we have standbys, who can always be used in a pinch. Take for instance, (A) Simon Cowell, who in his infinite wisdom, chose to roll his eyes when one of the idol contestants gave his condolences to the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre. He said afterward that he didn't hear what the contestant was saying and he was reacting to the performance.

My friend, Jackie, who writes a journal entitled "Life In Bama" suggested last Friday that we carry over last weeks "Cat Ass Trophy" award winner, (A) Al Sharpton for a second week as champion. He certainly will be considered.

All things being equal, I'll patiently wait until this evening and confer with "Shithead" (my cat and co-judge) as to the recipient of this weeks winner. Any suggestions? 

The Pictures: Willie Nelson, today's featured artist. The second picture is Willie and Jessica Simpson. It really doesn't have any merit other that the fact that I like Jessica Simpson and it's my journal. Of course there's some additional pictures, too.

This Date In History: 1775; The "shot heard 'round the world" is fired at British troops at Lexington, Massachusetts, beginning the American Revolution. 1956; American movie star Grace Kelly becomes Princess Grace of Monaco when she marries Prince Ranier III of Monaco. 1982; American astronaut Sally Ride is the first woman selected for the NASA program. 1993; After a 51day siege, U.S federal agents storm the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas; a fire breaks out killing at least 80 Branch members including leader David Koresh. 1995; A truck bomb blows up putside the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma killing 168 people.

Since the IRS has been in the news this week and "always on my mind", I thought I'd let you listen to Willie Nelson sing "You Don't Know Me" (FYI: After Willie's video, you'll see three more songs, along with the artist's name and a brief description of each song. You can play them if you want to hear the song. Just click 'em. Additionally, there's a slide scroll bar to the right of the screen which will allow you to see other selections also).


Birthdays: Dudley Moore, actor, comedian and musician (1935).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: TVGuide has replaced the "gag me with a spoon" duo of Joan and Melissa Rivers with Lisa Rinna as host of the "red carpet" shows. Since most of the TV Guide spots are filled with a bunch of no-talents, this is a pretty good move. Now I can eat a sandwich while I'm surfing the guide instead of sticking a sharp pencil in my ear.

Post Script: 11:30 a.m.; Sanjaya got the boot. Here's the Video. 


If a man and woman from New Orleans get married, move to California and then get divorced, are they still legally brother and sister? 

That's it for today, my little Texas two steppers. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned ! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Big Band Sound !

They really don't have the big bands and orchestras of yesterday. For the most part, most promotors won't pay the monies necessary to support a large group of good musicians and with the musical egos of today, more performers are in the "me" frame of mind. There's still a number of good bands including Harry Connick Jr and The Brian Setzer Orchestra, both of whom have been featured here. You can still find the great bands on CD's like The Eagles, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers and many more who still produce quality sounds. All in all, I miss the "Big Band" sound. I'll keep my ears open to see if I can locate a few for you.

Today's artist is Bobby Darin, a terrific performer who died at an early age. Thankfully, he left a legacy of sounds for us including "Mack the Knife", today's selection. 

The Pictures: One of my favorite performers, today's featured artist, Bobby Darin. As always, I've added a select few for your viewing pleasure. They're viewed best if you enlarge the pictures (especially the remote picture), by simply clicking "view larger". I tried this tactic on a nude photo of myself, but it didn't work. 

This Date In History: 1775; Paul Revere begins his legendary midnight ride to Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, to warn the patriots that British troops were approaching. He later formed a musical group named Paul Revere and the Raiders. 1906; An earthquake and subsequent fires ravage San Francisco, California, destroying most of the city's dowtown, except Haight-Ashbury, where most of the stoners just enjoyed the ride. 1949; Eire formally withdraws from the British Commonwealth and becomes the Republic of Ireland.


Birthdays: Lucrezia Borgia, patron of the arts  (1480), Clarence Darrow, American attorney (1857).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Enjoy these crazy kitties I found on my You Tube site. (Remember to either wait until "Mack the Knife" finishes or click the music off as the You Tube video has background music).  


That's it for today, my crazy little kittens. I'm still searching for this weeks (A) award but candidates are sparse this week. See you tonight at Krystel's. More tomorrow.  

Stay Tuned ! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Very Sober Tuesday !

Sometimes I wonder what goes wrong in a person's mind to do something as horrible as what happened yesterday. There's a lot of hows and whys floating around in the media, but that will be ascertained in the coming days. My thoughts go to the root of the problem. Is there a rogue gene in one's body that goes berserk or a natural mean streak that one is born with? Assuming I get the "up" elevator when I leave this world, that question is going to be at the top of my list. God bless the people who were killed and injured.

I still don't have any front runners for this week's (A) award, but I did see that a doctor Mark Moore (not to be confused with "Dr. Marc"), that purchased the Internet domain name, "" for $4.95 and has it for sale on Ebay for a million dollars. An opportunist at best, he is close to making the A-List.

The Pictures: The beautiful Sade, today's featured artist.

This Date In History: 1961; U.S. backed Cuban exiles land at the Bay of Bigs in Cuba to overthrow Primier Fidel Castro's government; the mission is thwarted and the invaders killed or captured. 1961; The Ford Motor Company unveils the Mustang. 1969; Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert Kennedy in June 1968.

Here's Sade performing "No Ordinary Love". 


Birthdays: Henry Vaughn, poet and mystic (1622), Nikita Khruschev, Soviet Prime Minister (1894), Thornton Wilder, author and novelist (1897).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Speaking of Doctors, here's one that delivers babies and jokes !


That's it for today my little table warmers (sorry, but better that cold hand haters). More tomorrow, 

Stay Tuned !

Monday, April 16, 2007

Remember To Send Your Soul To The Infernal Revenue Service !

Yes, today's the last day, my little procrastinators, to mail your income tax return, without penalties. I recall in 1981 I sent a check for $38,500.00 payable to the "Infernal Revenue Servants" and they cashed it!

I hope eveyone had a nice weekend ! This weekend produced no early front runners for this week's "Cat Ass Trophy" award, but I have confidence that one or two will emerge from the septic tank to make a run for the esteemed award. 

Hawiian Singer Don Ho, famous for his song "Tiny Bubbles" died Saturday of heart failure at the age of 76.

The Pictures: A picture of my perfect martini; it's her birthday! 2) The Eagles cover album, they're the featured artists today 3) Dr. Marc's dog, Chico and my pal, Danny. 4)......oh yeah, the usual suspects.

This Date In History: 1917; Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia after years in exile to lead the radical socialist Bolshevik Party to power during the October Revolution. 1962; Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite becomes anchor of the CBS News. 1999; Hockey Player Wayne Gretzky announces his retirement from professional hockey.

Here's today's features artists, The Eagles,  performing "Desperado" 


Birthdays: My Perfect Martini, Happy Birthday, my love!  (19XX), My pal and Dr. Marc's son, Tony. Happy B-Day, Bro!  (19XX), Wilbur Wright, aeronautical engineer and pilot  (1867), Charlie Chaplin, actor  (1889), Sir Peter Ustinov, actor, director and writer (1921), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball player (1947).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming! (thanks, Victor)

I got an email from one of my readers: 

Dear Jimmy, My husbands a liar and a cheat. What's worse, everyone knows he cheats on me. Since he lost his job a few years ago, all he does is smoke cigars and bullshit with his buddies. Now, since our daughter went away to college he doesn't even pretend to love me and hints that I am a lesbian, What should I do?   (signed...Clueless)

Dear Clueless, Dump him! You're a grown woman and you don't need him anymore! You're a United States Senator running for President. Act Like One!

That's it for today, my little check writers. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !