Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
CNN has the story of next years Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees. I'm not a person who gets all bent out of shape over who is inducted to the Hall of Fame. However, let me say this is a good group of inductees.
- The Stooges - Iggy Pop's proto-punk/metal band
- The Hollies (pictured above) - The British Invasion band who had probably the best vocal harmony
- Genesis - the progressive rock band that featured both Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins
- Jimmy Cliff - Reggae singer who helped bring the Jamaican sound to the mainstream in the late 60's.
- ABBA - Some are probably upset by this choice, but admit it - we liked them in elementary school and junior high. They also sounded great on Top 40 radio.
"In 1986, Roberts announced that God would "call him home" unless he raised $8 million to send medical missionaries from the center -- an announcement that was widely publicized."
Oral must have missed a payment. I'm kidding. None of you weenie-bloggers better write a post saying I was celebrating his death, because Oral Roberts was one of the few televangelist of that era that I didn't have a problem with.
I remember seeing his TV shows as a child and I liked his introductions which ending with him saying "Today, something good is going to happen to YOU!" Followed by a chorus sing an old hymn, appropriately entitled, "Something Good Is Going To Happen To You."
I also remember as a child traveling to Oklahoma in the early 70's (at the height of his popularity) and seeing a large billboard outside Tulsa that advertised the Oral Roberts University. It featured a giant Oral Roberts waving his arms up and down, welcoming folks to Tulsa.
I read a comment, in one of the articles on his death, from an Alburn University professor of religion that Oral Roberts may have had a more positive impact on Christianinty than Jerry Falwell. I agree that, but of course, opinions like this are why I'm considered the Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
And remember, SOMETHING GOOD IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Actor Gene Barry, star of the TV shows Bat Masterson, Burke's Law and The Name of the Game, has died. He was 90. Here is the Los Angeles Times story on his career. Some quick trivia for sci-fi geeks:
- His character in the 50's movie version of War of the Worlds was named Dr. Clayton Forrester. That name was later used for the mad scientist on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- One of his most remembered episodes of The Name of the Game (the main characters revolved from week to week) was a sci-fi episode entitled "Los Angeles 2017." Based on a story by Phillip Wylie and directed by Steven Spielberg.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
- Tiger Woods' sex life: This story only appeals to racist, old, white men who aren't good at golf.
- Susan Boyle's CD: I don't understand the fascination with this woman. She can sing but her music is boring. I think I'll buy the Adam Lambert CD instead.
Of course, opinions like these are are why I'm considered the Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
"I find this one word to be the ultimate betrayal to all Garfield fans everywhere. Everyone knows that Garfield loves lasagna, not tuna. The statement that Garfield loves tuna is a slap to the face of all newspaper readers who have enjoyed the rotund tabby cat's 31 years of comic strip hilarity. Furthermore, this strip demonstrates Davis' lack of audience awareness."
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Here is Janis Ian singing that song on the Smothers Brother Comedy Hour in 1967.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
These are in no order except what came to my mind at the moment.
Carnival of Souls
Last Man on Earth
Abominable Dr. Phibes
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Horror of Dracula
Dr. Jeckle & Mr. Hyde (1932)
The Thing (1950)
Mark of the Vampire
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (70s version)
Phantom of the Opera (1920)
The Curse of Frankenstein
Revolt of the Zombies
I Walked with a Zombie
Cat People (1942)
Nightmare of Elm Street
Condemned to Live
Black Cat (Karloff/Lugosi)
Pit and Pendulum (Corman/Price)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
Dark Eyes of London
The Leopard Man
The Mummy (1932)
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
The Seventh Victim
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Count Yorga the Vampire
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Vic Mizzy, who wrote the theme songs to the TV shows Green Acres and the Addams Family, has died at age 93. Here is the Los Angeles Times article.
Some may question my posting of deaths of celebrities. Once upon a time, the Springfield bloggers had a contest of sorts going as to who could bring a celebrity death to Chatter's Ron Davis attention first. Some found this game distasteful, it stopped around the time Ron slacked off on posting.
Now comes word, from Ad Age, that obits may become a part of TV news just like they are small town radio. Ugh!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This is what is wrong with Springfield and the Ozarks. A woman who deletes her kids MySpace and Facebook friends is considered a hero, but anonymous blogger who pokes fun at talk radio scumbags, weenie-bloggers, tea-baggers, right-wingers and cranky adults is considered "a bad guy." This is another example of what I call Ozarks Correctness.
Personally, I think what this woman did is CHILD ABUSE, just like not allowing you kids to watch cartoons or listen to rock music. They should put people like this in prison. Of course, opinions like this are why I'm considered the SUPER VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This is me with Carie Benton, Sarah Austin and Linden A. Mueller.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Unfortunately, I never had a chance to see him perform live, but I've heard some recordings of his. I also recognize his name from countless marquees in Springfield during my youth. Local music legend Benny Mahan died over the weekend at age 65. The Springfield News Leader had a nice article Sunday on "The Local King" or music.
I also want to point you in the direction of a post on the Queen City Roller blog. It was posted about Benny Mahan on Saturday.
Tuesday evening, several people on Facebook mentioned his passing. A short time later, KSPR's Joe Daues mentioned he had talked to the family who said Benny Mahan was not dead but in the hospital. I didn't hear anymore, so I posted a message on Art Morris' Missouri Radio Message Board in hopes of hearing from someone who knew how he was doing. I had to keep bumping it because of the clogger/trolls that I mentioned in my previous post.
For some reason the subject of rock and roll and the local music scene upsets the clogger/trolls (They tend to listen to radio stations that don't play music), however, I received an e-mail on Friday from a friend of Benny Mahan's.
"It seems he had multiple bypass surgery on Monday and came through that ok. Sometime after that he had some plaque come loose in the arteries to his brain and suffered a series of mini strokes. He is in ICU and the prognosis is not too promising. Benny has a great love of life and hopefully his love of life will pull him through this. He certainly could use all the prayers you could say for him and if you're not a believer then just think positive and hopefully that will help pull him through this."
On Saturday, I contacted this person about the e-mail and they informed me that Benny Mahan had passed away.
I'm going to allow comments on this post for fans of Benny Mahan's. I will post them as soon as I can get them while screening out the trolls (I'm the unpopular one, not Benny). Also, you could post a message in the thread on the Missouri Radio Message Board (You will have to register).
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
This post on my blog has been over a year in the making. I had to go look through some of the old News Leaders and Daily News on microfilm at the Springfield Library Center to find the information I was looking for. It was in regards to a person known to many as "Shebba the Belly Dancer." When I was small, I remember that stories on the KY 3 6 o'clock news about "Shebba" sparked chuckles from my parents, but I also remember that the laughter stopped when "Shebba" took her own life. That name was stuck in the back of my brain for years, but I didn't know what it was that "Shebba" did.
Some of the info came from the memories of some veteran news people here in town, but most of it came from newspaper articles. I will not give her real name out of respect for any living family members. Also the photo above is not "Shebba" but a generic belly dancer.
"Shebba the Belly Dancer" first came to the attention of Ozarkers in 1977, when she asked to refuse her a place to display information of the benefits of belly dancing and how to get involved in belly dancing classes. City fathers thought she was going to be belly dancing in the courthouse. This spawned several visits to Springfield city council meetings where Shebba railed against the city council members for not listening to her when she tried to tell them what she wanted to do (They did allow her to set up a display with brochures in the courthouse rotunda).
The next time folks heard of her was when she showed up a city council meeting where a group called Springfield Council Against Pornography was pushing a tough anti-porn ordinance. Shebba told everyone that she recognized the preacher heading the anti-porn group as a man, who had tried to hire her and her dance troupe to perform a "nude fire dance" for a party with some of his male friends and possibly make some "films." The preacher resigned his position as head of the group. He didn't admit to Shebba's charges, but said the accusation drew too much attention to him (Some locals say that Shebba's accusations held water - one long- time Springfieldian referred to this as a "Baptist Boogie Nights").
The next month, Shebba had a scuffle at her home with Springfield PD when they came with a search warrant. It was believed that Shebba and her husband had reported a burglary and vandalizing of the home earlier. The police came to search for evidence that she had damaged the home herself as part of an insurance fraud scheme. This began a succession of assault charges, court appearances, police visits and fights with neighbors. One neighbor claimed that she tried to shoot him. She was charged with firing a gun into a building (she died before this went to trial).
In the middle of all of this, she would frequently call members of the media to tell them about the benefits of belly dancing and the "evils" of the Springfield city council and police department. One Springfieldian remembers that she once performed a sabre dance on the porch of the police department, facing Chestnut Expressway, and knocked the P & O off of the side of the building with her sabre, so it read "SPRINGFIELD LICE HEADQUARTERS."
Shebba's neighbors asked Mayor Paul Redfern to have her locked up. In August of 1978, she went to jail before being sent to Park Central Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. While on a weekend furlough from the hospital, she went back to her old neighborhood and walked around shouting "SHEBBA IS BACK!"
One of the neighbors snitched to the Assistant Greene County Prosecutor, who revoked her furloughs. A judge, shortly thereafter, ordered Shebba to be transferred to the State Mental Hospital in Fulton. While waiting for her transfer, she hung herself in a closet with a bed sheet.
The News Leader tried to interview neighbors, but many would not speak to the reporter. One neighbor, who said she never had problems with Shebba, blamed the other neighbors and the assistant prosecutor. Shebba's psychiatrist said he thought the prosecutor's office was over zealous, while the prosecutor's office said they believed that she was "a threat to the community."
A neighbor was quoted in the News Leader as saying "We didn't want her to die." It was a sad ending to a story that started with the same recurring theme that all problems start with - the Ozarker's repressed sexuality and there need to find "an enemy." Was Shebba "a threat to the community" or just to her nosy neighbors? Only God knows that.
The community has a problem with thinking that someone is "the enemy" or "a threat" to "the good life we have in the Ozarks." If Shebba was such "a threat" how come only those who dealt with her in someway remember the details and some of those feel she got raw treatment. Most current Springfieldian's have never heard of her and even some old timers memories of her are vague as to what she did.
I'm sure some people will be upset by this post. They will go into the entomology of some of the words I used in this piece or find a neighbor who "still has nightmares about Shebba" or call me "an unpleasant coward" because I "call people names" (That is like the pot calling the kettle black).
You might say Shebba the Belly Dancer was the original SUPER-VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
MICKEY MOUSE CLUB
MIGHTY MARVEL MARCHING SOCIETY
Friday, September 4, 2009
The station spent the last couple days hyping a "legendary" change, using the KLIF call letters to symbolize the "Legends, Icons and Favorites" in the new playlist. Right before the launch, the station aired a potpourri of clips of Top 40 hits in a variety of genres, with some Country thrown in for intrigue. After a fade out, a variety of sound effects featured music and the voice of CHARLIE VAN DYKE, until a voice welcomed DALLAS and Ft. WORTH to "today's new music" and 93 hours of commercial-free music.
"In the tradition of our major-market Top 40 stations, The New i93 successfully launched today at NOON in DALLAS!" declared SVP/Programming JAN JEFFRIES, who supervised the launch. "i93 will legally identify with legendary DALLAS/FT. WORTH Top 40 call letters, KLIF-FM! It is an indescribable sense of pride to introduce a station of the magnitude and legend as KLIF-FM in such a legendary Top 40 market. It has been months of preparation which paid off today with a sensational and legendary launch!
"i93 has been designed to provide our DALLAS listeners with the hits of contemporary artists of today," station GM DAN BENNETT said. "The station’s slogan says it all -- 'Today’s Hit Music i93' -- and we expect it to appeal to a young adult listener.”
"i93 is a result of extensive research to provide a reflection of the DFW market area, JEFFRIES said. "continued. "It has been carefully crafted to offer a wide variety of contemporary hit music from the pop, rhythm, and alternative musical genres."
"It is a pleasure to have CITADEL Top 40/Mainstream JOHN FOXX from KKMG/COLORADO SPRINGS coming in as PD," he continued. "Many excellent candidates were considered for this plum position and JOHN was clearly head of the class. JOHN FOXX joins CUMULUS/DALLAS this week."
Yes, you read right - they are calling it a Top 40 station. Hallelujah!
Meanwhile in Detroit: "CLEAR CHANNEL has flipped "FOX COUNTRY" WDTW/DETROIT to Rhythmic AC "THE BEAT." Promising "maximum music," THE BEAT is playing 10,000 songs in a row.
TODAY's playlist includes the following:
- DONNA SUMMER - Hot Stuff
- JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - Summer Love
- MARIAH CAREY - Fantasy
- KEVIN LYTTLE - Turn Me On
- HUMAN LEAGUE - Don't You Want Me
- TAYLOR DAYNE - Tell It To My Heart
- LOU BEGA - Mambo No. 5
- PINK - U + Ur Hand
- KYLIE MINOGUE - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
- RICK JAMES - Super Freak
- CRYSTAL WATERS - 100% Pure Love
- KERI HILSON / Kanye West / Ne-yo - Knock You Down
- EARTH, WIND & FIRE - September
Anytime you can change a country station to rock and roll or hip hop, I think you are doing America a big favor. I also believe that changing a talk radio station to rock or hip hop guarantees you a special place in Heaven, but opinions like this are why I'm considered the SUPER-VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I already have been thinking of some people that I would do-away with first in an effort to bring down the cost of health care and make the United States a much more livable place.
- People who refer to the President's health care plan as Obama-care.
- The host of most Fox News shows (I think Bill O'Rielly, Sean Hannity and Glen Beck could be used for strange medical experiments).
- People who think that the parking lot of Chilli's and Entertain Mart in Springfield is a street.
- Women who play the "Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band on the juke box at Buffalo Wild Wings.
- All right-wing talk radio show host, Tea-Baggers and Birthers.
- High paid CEO's (especially in the radio industry)
- Guys who call Jock 98.7 to complain about the Illusion's Gentleman's Club commercials with Chuck Booms.
- Anyone who uses the word "socialist" or "socialism" as an insult.
- People who use Bluetooth.
- People on Facebook who want you to sign a petition against a national holiday for Michael Jackson.
- Guys who like Sarah Palin more than Paris Hilton.
Don't worry, I'll think of more. I think that a Death Panel could be a good idea, but of course, opinions like these are what make me the SUPER-VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Hughes addressed many problems that young people face. In the Breakfast Club, it was how adults view young people and how it influences young people to view each other. Hughes ending sums up theme.
"Saturday, March 24,1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062. Dear Mr. Vernon, We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That's the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed."
My favorite John Hughes film is Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I identify with the character of Ferris Bueller because, like me, he is smarter than the adults around him. He also had the same philosphy I have, "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
However, I wanted to mention two of my favorites who left us yesterday.
Karl Malden died at age 97. CNN has his obit. I grew up with him as both the star of the Streets of San Fransisco and as spokesman for American Express. His pinkie-finger sucking villain in Murderers Row was one of many spy movie villains that inspired Dr. Evil of the Austin Powers films.
Reuters reporting that British comedy actress Mollie Sugden has died at 86. Best remembered as the prissy Mrs. Slocum on the sitcom Are You Being Served? Mrs. Slocum usually has a bad dye-job on her hair and talked about her cat which she called "her pussy."
Friday, June 26, 2009
According to Roddy's report, the pair became "involved in a verbal altercation" with each other "at which time Cheetos potato chips were used in the assault."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
There is one horrible plague that my generation had to deal with - a called "You Light Up My Life." The song came from a movie that nobody I know saw. The Debbie Boone version of the song (Oh yes, everyone tried to sing this one) was on the radio every hour of the day and on every radio station between 1977 - 78. She was on TV singing it. They forced us to sing it in elementary school. I once saw on the news where a school forced little deaf children to perform the song in sign language, as opposed to having them sign a good song from the era like "Calling Dr. Love" or "Do You Think I'm Sexy." Yes, while British kids were getting into the Sex Pistols, we were being tortured by Debbie Boone and "You Light Up My Life." This may have been the start of radio's problems.
Even into my high school days in the late 80's, someone would sing "You Light Up My Life" in an assembly or at a school event. So I am glad to report (with help from CNN) that the guy who wrote "You Light Up My Life" is going to be punished for sex charges. I WANT HIM PUNISHED FOR WRITING THAT SONG, BUT OPINIONS LIKE THIS IS WHY I AM THE SUPER VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Long-time Tonight Show announcer and Star Search host Ed McMahon has died at age 86. CNN has the story along with memories from Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen and frequent substitute Tonight Show host Joan Rivers and David Letterman (I still say he should have replaced Johnny Carson as host of the Tonight Show).
I met Mr. McMahon a few years back in Branson, MO. Ed was emcee of a ill-fated attempt at a show similar to Star Search. It was a free veterans appreciation show (and free to media too).
Ed came out after the show and talked to me and a co-worker as if we were old friends. He found out we were from Lebanon and he told us how his limo got lost leaving the Springfield/Branson Airport. They took him to Lebanon.
The British satirical puppet show Spitting Image once portrayed McMahon as the head of a secret society of celebrities who were actually running the United States. Of course, that was in the mid-80's when it seemed like Ed McMahon was everywhere. His Budweiser ads earned him a mention on Mystery Science Theater 3000 at the end of a boring promotional film for ice cream freezers made by Anheuser Busch in the 60's. When the Budweiser logo appears on screen, Tom Servo (mimicking McMahon's voice) says "Moms - Be sure a get the kids some of Ed McMahon's Budweiser Flavored Ice Cream. HHHHIIIII-YYYYYYOOOOO!"
Saturday, June 20, 2009
In honor of that Great American David Letterman, I've come up with a Top 10 of things to say to Weenie-Bloggers to make them cry.
- 10. I saw the photos of your kids on your blog. Good God, they're ugly!
- 9. How much do you pay the Kansas City Star to link to your blog?
- 8. Did you hear that KSGF is changing its format to "chick flick music?"
- 7. I think the News Leader should have covered Pride Fest more than those dumb tea-parties your friends have.
- 6. I wondered why you think Sarah Palin is better than Paris Hilton until I saw your wife. Yyyeeeccchhhh! You have NO TASTE IN WOMEN!
- 5. Anybody tell you how much you look like Jeff Dunham's Walter dummy?
- 4. I'm glad your name is on your blog. It will be easier to turn you over to the Highway Patrol Fusion Center.
- 3. I got my first "Thank You Blogger" check from the President. Oh yeah, you don't get one because you supported the old white guy.
- 2. Did you know John Wayne and Ronald Reagan were gay lovers?
- 1. I'm positive - David Catanese could kick you butt.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
When I was in high school there was one heavy metal band that I could NOT stand - Stryper. I always thought they were a plot cooked up by a bunch of adults. I felt the same way about Petra. I also didn't trust Stryper because they wore black and gold, which was the Lebanon High School colors.
CNN reports that Oz Fox of Stryper (who are surprisingly still together) married Annie Lobert Friday in Las Vegas. She is the founder of a Vegas based group called Hookers For Jesus.
You can't make stuff like this up.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
People are always wanting you to join some conservative cause which, of course, I'm not interested in. Plus there are these personality quizzes, which are usually harmless stuff like "Which Brady Bunch Character Are You" (I hope I'm Vincent Price living in a cave in Hawaii or the Guy Who Took Marcia's Virginity).
One of the quizzes is called The Political Meter. The questions are poorly written with bad multiple choice answers that seems to be slanted against anyone to the left of Rush Limbaugh. They are actually sound like some bad stereotype of a progressive thinker perpetuated on local radio but Chucky Booms or Vincent David Jericho.
I took this quiz and this was what it said: "Your trendy bleeding heart beliefs may need some work. Try watching the O'Reilly factor and listening to right wing programs to balance your bombardment of liberal media. You may learn something about the country and yourself. "
Excuse the living Hell out me! I WILL NOT CHANGE MY BELIEFS SO I CAN FIT IN WITH A BUNCH OF BORING PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK! I'LL GO BACK TO MYSPACE WHERE THE COOL PEOPLE ARE!
I think Facebook needs to stop some of this right-wing recruitment garbage and be more like MySpace, with loud music players on every page and photos of drunk girls. Opinions like these make me the SUPER VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
- If someone calls on a studio line during a talk show to complain, play music or a air-horn over their comments.
- If protesters show up at your station complaining about the music, turn a hose on them. Little old ladies in tennis shoes don't like to be wet.
- Run liners about a complaint hot line at the station with a voice mail. Never check the voice mail.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Paul Harvey was a conservative, but unlike the talk radio goons, he never gave us shocking stories about Satanic cults living in tunnels under the city or college girls forced to have lesbian sex in front of class. He never said he put himself on the same level as God or called his shows "excellence in broadcasting." He just opened the show every day by saying "Stand By for news." Just news.
Here is a very good story by KYTV's Steve Grant, which features Harvey speaking in Springfield at an appearance through KWTO-AM.
Here is The Chicago Trib's trib to Paul Harvey
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This is Desdinova the Super Villain of the Ozarks...Goood DAY!