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Monday, August 31, 2009

DEFYING GRAVITY season1, episode 1 (pilot)

All episodes of DEFYING GRAVITY have been moved to the CULT-TV section of the HOME THEATER CENTER.

Come on over and enjoy them

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Just wanted you to know that I received, and am wearing, my "WILL Power" bracelet.

Anyone wanting to know more about this, just go to:

and learn about Will Page, a beautiful 4 year old boy fighting leukemia.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

That's how the fight started

Here are 10 short, funny things that can start a fight with your spouse.

Take care.

1) My wife sat down on the couch next to me as I was flipping channels.

She asked, "What's on TV?"

I said, "Dust."

And then the fight started...

2) My wife and I were watching "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" while we were in bed.
I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?"
"No," she answered.
I then said, "Is that your final answer?"
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, "Yes."
So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And then the fight started...

3) Saturday morning I got up early to go fishing, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and tip-toed into the garage. I hooked up the boat to the truck and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day.

I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."
My loving wife of 10 years replied, "Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"

And that's how the fight started...

4) I rear-ended a car this morning. So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car. You know how sometimes you just get so stressed, and little things just seem funny?

Yeah, well I couldn't believe it... He was a DWARF!!!
He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, "I AM NOT HAPPY!!!"
So I looked down at him and said, "Well, then which one are you?"

And then the fight started...

5) My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
She said, 'I want something shiny & sleek, that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds.'

I bought her a scale.

And then the fight started...

6) When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her some place expensive.

So, I took her to a gas station.

And then the fight started...

7) After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.

The woman said, "Unbutton your shirt." So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, "That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me." And she processed my Social Security application.

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, "You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too."

And then the fight started...

8) My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.

My wife asked, "Do you know her?"

"Yes," I sighed, "She's my old girlfriend. I understand she started drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since."

"My God!" says my wife, "who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"

And then the fight started...

9) I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.
"I'll have the strip steak, rare, please."

He said, "Aren't you worried about 'mad cow'?"

"Nah, she can order for herself."

And then the fight started...

10) A woman is standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, "I feel horrible. I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment."

The husband replies, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect."

And then the fight started...

Have a great say, everybody!

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Those of you who pay attention to more than reality TV shows may have noted the passing of Les Paul. He was 94.

HULU.COM started streaming this excellent documentary about his life and the amazing contributions he made to the music industry. It is just over 1h 45m long. The last 30 minutes is the performance he did at the IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB in NYC on his 90th birthday. Until 8 weeks before his death, he played at the IRIDIUM (BTW - the club is pronounced "eye-rid-ee-um") every Monday night for the last 25 years.

You don't have to watch this, just click it to play and then go about your business. Those of you old enough to remember him will be able to just enjoy the music from an era long past. Those too young to know who he was will learn something in a most pleasing way.

Sadly, since this is on HULU, it probably won't stream outside of the USA. But you might try using an anonymous proxy server to do a work-around. I am not sure if that will work but it is worth a try.

To those who are able to view this, I hope you enjoy it.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I received this e-mail the other day from a friend on Maui and thought I would share it with everyone.


Someone asked the other day,
"What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?"

"We didn't have fast food when I was growing up," I informed him. "All the food was slow."

"C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?"

"It was a place called 'at home,''' I explained. "Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it."

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

  • Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis , set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card. In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck. Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.
  • My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.
  • I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed (slow).
  • We didn't have a television in our house until I was 19. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.
  • I was 21 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called "pizza pie." When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.
  • I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.
  • Pizzas were not delivered to our home. But milk was.
  • All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers, my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6AM every day. On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.
  • Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES from a friend :

My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.

How many do you remember?
  • Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
  • Ignition switches on the dashboard.
  • Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
  • Real ice boxes.
  • Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
  • Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
  • Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

Older Than Dirt Quiz :
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about.
Ratings at the bottom.

  • 1. Blackjack chewing gum
  • 2.Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
  • 3. Candy cigarettes
  • 4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
  • 5. Coffee shops or diners with table side juke boxes
  • 6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
  • 7. Party lines on the telephone
  • 8.. Newsreels before the movie
  • 9. P.F. Flyers
  • 10. Butch wax
  • 11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels [if you were fortunate]
  • 12. Peashooters
  • 13. Howdy Doody
  • 14. 45 RPM records
  • 15. S&H greenstamps
  • 17. Metal ice trays with lever
  • 18. Mimeograph paper
  • 20. Packards
  • 22. Cork popguns
  • 23. Drive-ins
  • 24. Studebakers
  • 25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.
Don't forget to pass this along!!
Especially to all your really OLD friends...

Chuck Boone

"Let's all be careful out there!"