What a beautiful week, weather wise ( unless you need rain). It’s almost October already! Boy, is this year going by fast. But there is always time to stop and read the captions. Here are this week’s WINNERS, starting with the honorable mentions.
We start with three on a similar theme… suen Duck, Duck, OOOOPPPPSS!
Todd B What goes "Whee splat! Whee splat! Whee splat!"?
Kraig Round and round , what comes around goes… splat
Paul took another approach Paul H H Unfortunately for restaurateur Bruno Basiltoff, budgetary constraints forced him to make what proved to be some unwise cutbacks on the design for the al fresco dining area at his new establishment.
As a vertically challenged person, I can relate to this one Jonathan Popp You must not be this tall to ride this ride.
There’s always at least one political caption… P. Parmley A fine example of bi-partisan co-operation (red seats, blue framework). Your government at work, proud Citizens!
But this weeks WINNER of a brand new Bucky Book has to go to THIS timely caption. Linda L. Not content with inept officiating, the NFL Replacement Referees try their hand at designing and placing playground equipment.
I didn't start buying Beatles albums until the 1970's, my age my excuse for being late to the party.
I bought the CD's in the 80's and 90's and forked out dough for remastered versions of the CD's a couple years ago.
Now I've got the opportunity to start the process all over again..as the Beatles record company, EMI, has announced that they're releasing remastered versions of the Beatle albums on 180 gram vinyl. That's great news for vinyl junkies who love the warmer sound of the old LP records, and those who think listening to a band from the 1960's on vinyl is more authentic.
The records will be the United Kingdom versions, and will feature goodies like the cutouts that came with Sgt Pepper and the poster and photos that came with The White Album.
For those of you who have a lot of money to spend, a box set of the all the records with a big heavily illustratrated book that will be available as well. Only 50,000 sets will be produced and I can imagine they'll go for a pretty penny and will be snapped up quickly.
Prefer the mono versions of the Beatle albums? EMI says it's coming out with those on vinyl next year.
As for me, I think I'll save my money. I'm waiting for them to come out with the 180 gram vinyl of Beatles Yesterday and Today, complete with the dead baby butcher cover, image enhanced for my viewing pleasure.
Farewell to Mr. Moon River, Andy Williams, who has passed away at age 84.
In addition to being in everybody's mom's and grandma's record collections, and to rocking a Christmas sweater like no one else, he also introduced us to a group that was pretty darn popular in the 1970's, the Osmond Brothers!
When he first brought the Osmonds out on his show, Donnie was still too little to be part of the group.
I found a bunch of clips..but I liked this one the best because Andy sings with the kids. And there's a special guest at the end of the clip.
Neil Young fans are getting a lot to love (and buy) in 2012.
Earlier this year, he released an album of unusual covers on Americana. His memoir Waging Heavy Peace came out on September 25th, and on October 30th the double album Psychedelic Pill will hit stores.
Neil also joined Twitter yesterday (@neilyoung) and almost immediately had more than 20,000 followers. He's only following one person, filmmaker Judd Apatow, who's freaking out about that big time.
Waging Heavy Peace features Crazy Horse, and it looks like it's going to be a doozy. The 2 CD (or 3LP) set only has four songs per disc (and one bonus track.) One song is a whopping 27 minutes long. Yes, that's a lot of Neil.
Here's the tracklist:
1) Driftin' Back (27:36)
2) Psychedelic Pill (3:26)
3) Ramada Inn (16:49)
4) Born in Ontario (3:49)
1) Twisted Road (3:28)
2) She's Always Dancing (8:33)
3) For the Love of Man (4:13)
4) Walk Like a Giant (16:27)
5) Psychedelic Pill (Alternate Mix)
Neil is giving us a preview of the album with the release of the official video for "Walk Like A Giant." Yes, it includes some of the classic Neil guitar sound, but it also features some doo-woppy background vocals, and whistling.
The video is a little shorter than the song on the album, which clocks in at 16 minutes plus.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong may have gotten a bunch of not-so-great publicity over the weekend for freaking out a concert in Vegas, but that may work out just fine for the band.
Their new record ¡Uno! comes out today (September 25)...with a pretty great deal offered this week only. If you're one who does the digital download thing, you can get the album for just $5.00 on amazon.
If you're more old school and like vinyl, you can get a pretty sweet pink vinyl edition...but only at select Hot Topic stores. Only 1500 were made.
They also released a new video. "Stay The Night" is a poppy rock song that would be much more radio friendly if it didn't have an F-bomb at around 56 seconds in.
(I do want to point out that the drumming is amazing in this song).
Some thoughts for National Punctuation Day, celebrated each year on September 24:
Poorly placed punctuation is one of my pet peeve's pet peeves.
It seems the apostrophe is quite often put where it is not needed. Or where it's not needed, if you please. (It is needed there).
I love that punctuation marks, when placed randomly, and in a cartoon bubble, can be a non-offensive replacement for swearing.
I realize that the overuse of exclamation points is a sign of a lazy writer. Seriously!!!!!!
I don't remember if there was ever a Schoolhouse Rocks cartoon done for punctuation, so in its place I offer this video. The song by Dan Baird (formerly of the Georgia Satellites) is a musical love letter to punctuation.
by Verlo's Mr. Mattress,posted Sep 24 2012 10:01AM
Ummm...did someone really just ask that?
Doesn't conventional wisdom tell us that most people aren't getting enough sleep these days because of all the distractions around us?
Eight hours of sleep, researchers say, will make you thinner, happier, smarter, hornier and richer. But here's the thing. It was revealed in an extensive time use survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that most Americans are getting TOO MUCH sleep.
The average American over the age of fifteen sleeps 8 hours and 43 minutes every night. Women sleep slightly more at 8 hours and 48 minutes per night, while men average 8 hours and 37 minutes per night. People sleep more on the weekend at 9 hours and 21 minutes (which is actually bad for you), but they still get a full 8 hours and 27 minutes on weekdays. Youths age 15-19 get the most sleep at around 9 hours and 28 minutes, followed by seniors at 9 hours and 21 minutes; but even the least sleeping group, adults aged 45-54, average 8 hours and 26 minutes.
Ugh...that's too much to take. I'm going back to bed.
I'm hoping you google yourself daily and have come across my humble little blog.
I must say I have had a crush on you since your Saturday Night Live Days. I would have given anything to be in Lisa Loopner's place so we could have gone to prom together.
You could have noogied me to your nerdy little heart's content!
I thought you were a genius in Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and yes, even Meatballs.
I even managed to like you when you made the ill-advised move to try dramatic acting! I managed to remain in my seat for all of The Razor's Edge, and I tell you that wasn't easy.
I'd rather not talk about Lost In Translation, because I hated that movie. So I'll quickly change the subject to when you appeared as a guest star on Square Pegs! Back in 1982 you were already a movie star. You didn't have to go on the small screen, but you did!
I know you're probably feeling sad because you didn't jump at the chance to date Sarah Jessica Parker before Steve Martin got to her. But I think Jami Gertz may be available.
Happy 62nd birthday, Mr. Murray. And you can be my groundskeeper anytime. I've got some critters I'd like you to get rid of.
Have you heard the song "Rumble and Sway" yet on Triple M?
The singer sounds like a raspy blues dude who's definitely been around the block a few times....but surprisingly, Jamie N. Commons is only 23 years old!
He was born in England, but...
Last week, I decided I would try one new, healthy food a week, and asked my facebook friends to make some suggestions.
The first thing I tried was mango. I'm sure I've had other mango flavored things, and mango as part of something else, but...
There's only one thing that might be worse than the Neil Diamond/Barbra Streisand duet "You Don't Bring Me Flowers." And that's Jonathan Suttin doing his best crooning...doing both parts. Most unpleasant.
A lot of people liked this song...
Hail From: Boston
Song: 'The Wheel'
Album: Diamonds From The Penny Arcade
Sounds Like: Hole, Pearl Jam
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Last weeks challenge we thought went excellent! Of course we are a little biased.
The drinking song couldn't have been any better, or any less fun. We had a blast through out the whole process, and our performance rocked.
This week is an easy...
So the story goes Michael Jackson completed this song while watching cartoons with Paul McCartney. We'll just let that sink in for a moment.
Not sure what cartoons they were watching, but it must have worked because this song made it to number 2...
The Dalai Lama is back in town, sharing his message of peace and kindness with likeminded individuals, and the Wisconsin legislature. He also held a private meeting with Gov. Walker, who said he mostly listened to what His Holiness had to say (wise...
This duet by Ol' Blue Eyes and his daughter went all the way to number 1 back in 1967. It seems a little creepy that Frank and Nancy Sinatra are singing a love song. However, a lot of Triple M listeners were in the mood for it.