Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thursday Random Thoughts 6/5/2008

Stuff I have been thinking about:

-First of all tomorrow is my son Patrick's First Birthday... Happy Birthday Kiddo I love you more than you will ever know!! (Wow where did the past year go?)

-Congrats to Barack Obama on locking up the Democratic nomination for President. Now let's move on the the big fight.

-Did you guys hear about the guy who invented the Pringles Can? This is no joke he died recently and as his last request had his ashes buried in.... yep a Pringles Can. He was very proud of his invention.

-On this day in 1992 the US Post Office announced that the young Elvis stamp beat out the old fat Elvis stamp for popularity after a huge nationwide voting campaign. For any fans of John Boy and Billy's character 'Mad Max' out there I also wonder if the Post Office didn't have anything better to do like "I DON'T KNOW - DELIVER THE MAIL!!!" rather than conduct surveys about Elvis.

-I made turkey Manwiches the other night for the family and man were they good but for some reason Patrick didn't seem to like them. You should have seen the classic look on his face when he spit it out!

-And the award for the most unfortunate name of the year has to go to Mr. Harry Kopenis of Kingston, Pa. who along with his wheelchair bound friend Kevin Lamb helped capture a 21-year-old female who tried to rob Kopenis of $100 at an ATM machine in Kingston, Pa., Monday, June 2, 2008. Kopenis tackled the woman in the bank parking lot after she took his money and, with the help of Lamb, who was in a motorized wheel-chair, subdued the woman until the police arrived. He is a hero but still gets the unfortunate name award. I personally love any story involving Sr. Citizen vigilante justice.

-I was just reminded that the hot dog eating contest at Nathan's in Coney island on July the 4th is rapidly approaching. I sure hope that Joey Chestnut is able to defend his title this year over the dreaded Kobayashi. They are holding a regional qualifying contest here at Concord Mills next weekend and the winner gets a spot in the contest... I could never do it but it sure would be fun to watch.

-Charlotte NC just hired a new police chief, a guy named Rodney Monroe. He seems like a nice enough guy but there have been reports that his college degree from Virgina Commonwealth University has been called into question. Maybe he didn't do enough class hours to qualify. Whatever... what I think is great about this story is the name of the anonymous tipster who ratted him out to a Virginia TV station... Harry Potter. LOL!

-Odd or interesting search note of the week. Someone from London England found our blog by searching the following words: Jerky Boys Egyptian Magician Mountain Cat. Vin will like this one!

-Think that the mortgage crisis isn't hitting everyone? I read yesterday that Ed McMahon's multi million dollar mansion is in foreclosure. I feel bad for him but his first mistake was living on the same street as Brittney Spears.

-I am very VERY sad to report that one of my heroes has really let me down. Jimmy Buffett has caved. He is endorsing the very evil and future music killing video game Rock Band. He is even going as far as having freakin' Rock Band contests in the parking lot before concerts where the winners will be featured on the big screen during the show. He even has specially recorded versions of "Margaritaville," "Volcano" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." for the P-heads to play... This is very very disappointing to me. They even made up a 'down island' logo for the Rock Band image as seen here... *Shakes head in Sorrow* Brother Jimmy... you are killing me over here. (But that doesn't mean that the SAT radio won't be turned to Channel 31 tonight at 8 pm..because ya'll know it will be. It's the resumption of the 'Year of We're Still Here' Tour. I can't miss Brother Jimmy, Peter Mayer and Robert G.)

-Doc

Ooooh, I can't forget... Everyone wish Absolutgator (this blogs rare but profound contributor) a Happy Birthday!

64 comments:

The Mountain Cat said...

Hot dog eating contest. Yes us folks from Brooklyn are very proud of this stupid tradition.

Doc said...

Out of all that you decide to comment on the hot dog eating contest ??

The Mountain Cat said...

Well Doc I did fly to London yesterday, viewed the Eqyptian Magician comment, then flew back. So it was me. Why else was I MIA yesterday?

Dana said...

You should see what I can do with a wiener ... ummm ... I mean hot dog!!

Leighann said...

Doc I think it's time you came to the realization that Rock Band isn't as bad as you think.

I'll be sending one to Patrick for his birthday, don't let me down and burn it in the backyard!

Doc said...

Mt. Cat... Were you in London trying to figure out a new award to give?

Dana.... GULP!

Leighann.... I will not! NEVER That game is evil and will hurt music in the long run. Please don't send Patrick anything like that.

runningwildkids said...

Nothing like supporting the obesity problem in the US with a eating contest! Gross. I have even seen this on ESPN!

Too bad about Ed and the foreclosure!

Karen said...

My nephew's first birthday is in two weeks. I feel you on that whole "where did the time go".

Doc, I think you have to cave to the power that is Rock Band. Enough is enough. It is amazing. Our bar just started Rock Band contests on Monday nights and it is has been so fun to watch.

Doc said...

Here is something off the freakin' wall.... There is a radio station here in town that I am a part of a group of listeners who they send new music to to say yea or nay on whether they want to play.... I finished one of their surveys last night and at the end a new little thing popped up asking what times I listen during the day and what my 3 favorite groups of all time were... I said 10-3 and Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Buffett, and Bon Jovi. In that order(this radio station never palys Buffett ever but sometimes plays the other 2) What were the last three songs on this station in between the talk programming over the past hour???
In order:
Pinch Me
Margaritaville
It's My Life... (which just finished playing)No joke. Ask anyone in Charlotte listening to the Link.


THIS IS CRAZY... I am taking over the airwaves!!

Leighann said...

I am taking over the airwaves!!

We're all screwed!

Doc said...

Ask Miss Merry... she listens to the Link during the day!!

Where is she anyway?


the odd thing was that they played Margaritaville.... I swear it's not a coincidence. They played thouse songs becuase I told them to last night.

Doc said...

Jsut to make it even weirder... During the survey I filled out they asked me who my favorite artist of the past year has been. Of course I answered Daughtry... What is playing right now??? "It feels like tonight"

I AM TAKING OVER !!!!!!

Doc said...

Doc, I think you have to cave to the power that is Rock Band.


Well THAT ain't happening....

Leighann said...

I just got done listening to John Mayer!

I almost snatched Vin's phone # out of his email and called him so that we could enjoy it together!

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc, Go to www.yes.com. You can find out what song played and at what time at every station in the country!

Leigann, how did you find my number? Don't send me dirty text...never mind you can :~)

Karen said...

Doc, be honest now - are you involved in some sort of payola scam with the radio station? The FBI is going to be knocking on your door any second.

Leighann said...

Vin: Your number is attached to every email you send, via your "signature"

:p

Don't worry, I won't call without an invitation!

Doc said...

Doc, be honest now - are you involved in some sort of payola scam with the radio station?


Shhhhhh !! - they don't even like that word even beign said out loud :o

Leighann said...

I wouldn't mind spending an eternity inside a pringles can.... they do smell good!

Although I think I'd rather be placed inside a vibrator with and be "turned on" at least once a day!

*gigglesnort*

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Leighann said...

Doc, I'm going to buy everyone I know Rock Band and PROVE YOU WRONG!!

I think it's going to open people (kids) up to music they wouldn't have otherwise ever heard of, or thought to listen to.

It may not sound like 'the real thing' but if they like it enough to research the band or buy an album or two, it'll be worth it.

So there!

Leighann said...

I wonder how many times a day I click on this blog....

DON'T tell me!

The Mountain Cat said...

Leighann, O I C. Like the song says:
'Call me any time. Just ring
36 24 36 hey. I lead a life of crime.'

Doc said...

Doc, I'm going to buy everyone I know Rock Band and PROVE YOU WRONG!!

Don't you dare... you are just trying to antagonize me....

WNG said...

Aww, happy birthday Patrick! Don't let your daddy dress you up like TV characters, ok kiddo?

Aunt Becky said...

Happy first birthday ickle man!

Leighann said...

I would NEVER intentionally antagonize you!

Jay said...

Happy birthday to Patrick! I hope you are throwing a big party for him. His first birthday is the perfect time for him to learn how to make it rain.


Being buried in a Pringles can is a great idea. Their unique packaging means his ashes will remain fresh for at least 5 years.

Knight said...

I TOLD YOU DOC. Rock Band is trying to take over the world. What do we do? Everybody is already brain washed!

Doc said...

Aww, happy birthday Patrick! Don't let your daddy dress you up like TV characters, ok kiddo?



His mommy is responsible for that....

Knight said...

Happy First Birthday Patrick! He is old enough for beer now, right?

Doc said...

I would NEVER intentionally antagonize you!


*Ducks*

Is that thunder I just heard? There must be lightning striking somewhere

Doc said...

Happy birthday to Patrick! I hope you are throwing a big party for him. His first birthday is the perfect time for him to learn how to make it rain.


My kid is NOT going to grow up to be Pac-man Jones LOL !

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc,
Can I buy Patrick his first can of Skoal?
Happy birthday little man.

pat said...

Doc
In Atlantic City Donald Trump sold the Marina Hotel to a Jimmy Buffet Corporation and they are going to reopen and call it Margueritaville.Its going to have all things Buffet.
I thought that might make you happy

Doc said...

I TOLD YOU DOC. Rock Band is trying to take over the world. What do we do? Everybody is already brain washed!


They have been... I guess if you tell the lie loud enough and say it enough times then it becomes reality and they become brainwashed... I will fight on (as I know you will) just like Don Quixote against this scourge on our culture.

P.s. Hey ya'll the rest of the world is pointing at us and laughing behind our back... and not at our disgrace of a foreign policy either...It's because of our perverse fascination with ROCK BAND... (and don't think I have forgotten about you GUITAR HERO... you started this s**t)

Doc said...

Happy First Birthday Patrick! He is old enough for beer now, right?

Only 20 more to go... LOL!

Doc said...

Doc
In Atlantic City Donald Trump sold the Marina Hotel to a Jimmy Buffet Corporation and they are going to reopen and call it Margueritaville.


True Dat Pat! I confirmed with Jimmy and Uncle Warren after those rumors started swirling a week or two ago... It's going to be a freakin' Tiki Bar Casino !!

Leighann said...

In Atlantic City Donald Trump sold the Marina Hotel

Maybe not he can afford a new hairstyle!

Pat said...

It should be a breath of fresh air out there on the bay with Jimmy in AC

Leighann said...

There must be lightning striking somewhere

It must be above your head. I didn't hear a thing. I guess that's what you get for doubting me!

Leighann said...

(and don't think I have forgotten about you GUITAR HERO... you started this s**t)

I think I'll invite my little brother over this weekend and make sure he brings his Guitar Hero so we can have a jam session!

I'll take pics ;)

Doc said...

Maybe now he can afford a new hairstyle!

Yeah he can get rid of the "Combover in Paradise" he has been sporting for years.

Doc said...

It should be a breath of fresh air out there on the bay with Jimmy in AC

Oh heck yeah... I grew up spending my summers at O.C. I miss it so much... that will give me another reason to go up there!

Doc said...

I think I'll invite my little brother over this weekend and make sure he brings his Guitar Hero so we can have a jam session!

I'll take pics ;)


Has anyone got a trash can? I think I am going to be sick....

Leighann said...

Has anyone got a trash can? I think I am going to be sick....

Hater.

Doc said...

Hater.

You have me pegged Leighann
Click here to see me drink Haterade!

The Mountain Cat said...

Doc, you just rickrolled me you bastard. That's it! No dip for Patrick. LOL.

Micky-T said...

P.s. Hey ya'll the rest of the world is pointing at us and laughing behind our back... and not at our disgrace of a foreign policy either...It's because of our perverse fascination with ROCK BAND... (and don't think I have forgotten about you GUITAR HERO... you started this s**t)

I feel your pain!!!

Micky-T said...

Oh Ya HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patrick!

Doc said...

Doc, you just rickrolled me you bastard. LOL.

Dude you aren't supposed to tell anyone... Shhhhh !

Doc said...

I feel your pain!!!

Thank you Mic... At least you and Knight are with me.

Cammy said...

Please send my birthday wishes to Patrick. And tell him I hope his mommy & daddy don't put him in the doggie crate anymore.

He needs a strawberry shortcake cake, btw.

Doc said...

He needs a strawberry shortcake cake, btw.

I can guarantee that he is not getting a strawberry shortcake doll or a My little Pony for his birthday... LOL

Cammy said...

"I can guarantee that he is not getting a strawberry shortcake doll or a My little Pony for his birthday... LOL"

Party pooper.

WomensDaily said...

Imagine if the pringles can was left out and someone went to go grab a chip. Aren't they in for a surprise.

The Mountain Cat said...
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The Mountain Cat said...

I am f'in pissed off!! I hate JPMorgan Chase!!!!! errrrrr!!!

leapofaith said...

...and he really is pissed, too, folks! He even tried to blame me...!! = 0

Dianne said...

I always back up my twisted sister Leighann but this time honey I gotta go against you (ducking and praying for mercy)

Doc - the economy is hard and we all end up doing whorish things - Buffet and Rock Band - a sad sign of the recession that is really a depression.

Happy First Birthday Patrick!

Doc said...

FYI... Jimmy Buffett just said live during tonight's concert in Atlanta, "I don't play guitar worth a s**t in Rock Band"

SO THERE !!

Lu' said...

Love Jimmy saw him perform while sitting on a nice grass hill. Can't stay Doc and gang. Sorry, looked at the clock and gotta run, damn it. See you later :)

As American as Apple Pie said...

I'm taking over!!!!!

My, aren't we a little conceited. Wait...I already knew that!

kenju said...

As a collector of funny names - I salute you!! Kopenis probably beats the last funny name I found (T. Rectanus). Good story about that: I put his name on my blog and he googled himself and got sent to me and we live in the same town.....LOL