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Monday, December 28, 2009

DREAMS FROM TIME-LIFE OR WHY THIS DECADE SUCKED?


Last night, I saw an ad on a local TV station for a CD from Time-Life Music called "Dreams." I really feel this CD is misnamed. It should be called "Lame - the worst, most overplayed-on-radio songs of the past decade." Any CD with TWO Michael Bolton songs on it is just plain bad. This is the musical equivalent of water boarding. These songs make us appreciate the "sunshine pop" of the 60's and 70's. Of course, opinions like this are why I'm considered the Super Villain of the Ozarks! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM DESDINOVA!!!


I didn't have time for a great Christmas post of fun stuff like last year. I still want to wish you a merry and blessed Christmas! Enjoy being with your family. Think about the poor and needy, the sick and afflicted, as well as our service people serving abroad. Hopefully they can all be home soon. Most of all remember the reason for this season and message of love and peace that Jesus Christ brought to the word.

My other wish is that Santa brings me what is sitting on his lap in the photo above.

Once again, Merry Christmas from Desdinova the Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

YAHOO NEEDS TO STOP WITH THE FASHION POLICE REPORTS


Many times, when I'm at work, I go to Yahoo to see if there is any breaking news from Associated Press or Reuters. They used to be pretty good at displaying the latest news headlines. Lately, Yahoo has been trying to draw attention to OMG, Yahoo's gossip sight which tries to be TMZ, only without the "Let's-hunt-down-and-kill-celebrities" mentality. It tries more to copy Perez Hilton's snippy, caddy comments on celebrities clothing. The difference is Perez is gay guy who is fascinated with celebrities, where as OMG's comments remind us of those cranky, fat, zit-faced girls who had find the least little flaw in the cheerleaders ("Her hair is way too wavy and her butt is round instead of square like mine.") The OMG headlines are just stupid and useless.

I don't care that the folks at OMG think that Nicole Kidman had too much make-up on, Miley Cyrus is dressed like Moms Mabley or Lindsay Lohan has a runner in her hose. They also seem to have a bizarre hatred of high-waisted jeans like the ones Audrina Partridge is wearing in the photo above. I have no problem with this sight being listed as part of Yahoo, but to the OMG headlines have to dominate the Yahoo home page over the national news headlines.

I also think jeans like this are STILL SEXY! Of course, opinions like this are why I'm considered the Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES FOR 2010


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.

GOD CALLS ORAL ROBERTS HOME


Pioneering televangelist Oral Roberts (He is the one on the left - for you younger folks. The guy on the right is a fellow name Elvis) died at age 91. CNN has his obituary. The title is a reference to a statement he made in late 80's.

"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.
While he still preached a "prosperity gospel," Roberts tended to be positive and focus on the power of prayer and faith rather than partisan politics and destroying the entertainment industry.

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

BUY A DESDINOVA T-SHIRT OR ELSE!!!

In my never ending quest to rule the world, I have created t-shirts for my fans at the Zazzle website. I have a shirts for men, women, children and even babies. Hurry and order them for Christmas! I think everyone would love a Desdinova t-shirt. Of course, opinions like this are why I'm the Super-Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

BETTER THAN STEALING CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS


There was a form on a Dominoes Pizza box for a Jackie Stiles Basketball Clinic. I thought I would sign up one of her biggest fans. Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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Friday, December 11, 2009

ACTOR GENE BARRY DIES AT AGE 90


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

PAUL NASCHY IS DEAD 1934 - 2009



Spanish horror film icon Paul Naschy is dead. The actor best known for playing the werewolf named Waldemar Daninsky had been battle cancer for about a year. Here is an article about his death from Fangoria and his credits from IMDB.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

TWO THINGS I'M NOT INTERESTED IN

  1. Tiger Woods' sex life: This story only appeals to racist, old, white men who aren't good at golf.
  2. 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

NEWS LEADER RUNS LETTER FROM OZARKER UPSET BY GARFIELD

Everybody knows that I find most of the Letters to The Editor in the Springfield News Leader to be the same old garbage day after day. The fact that the News Leader considers right-wing propaganda written by local hillbillies worthy of print bothers me. Not a day goes by without a media bashing letter. Within the last week we saw a return of the "Springfield-needs-to-stand-up-against-sex-in-entertainment" letters that have been a staple of the News Leader since the early 60's crusades against ballet on Ed Sullivan Show, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the Normal Heart. Trust me, if any would be O.K. Armstrongs or Jean Dixons spring up, I'll be the first to make fun of them.

With that said, let us look at what will go down as the goofiest Letter to the Editor of the year. It was from Tad Pemberly of Springfield and tackled a serious subject. Apparently, a few days back Garfield said he loved tuna. Tad was upset.

"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."

Tad goes on to say, " To summarize, Jim Davis needs to put down the pen. This latest strip in a long line of offenses toward his audience is simply too much to bear for one reader. In addition, the comic strip editors of the Springfield News-Leader need to take better care in their reading to ensure the strips printed in their comics section do not offend."

In most areas of the country, this would be seen as a stupid letter. Bad part is this is the Ozarks. There will be about thirty letters that agree with this guy. The News Leader has published many letters from comic strip haters over the years. Dick Tracy and Spiderman were removed from the News Leader and Daily News in the late 70's because of complaints from tight-assed Ozarks parents. Throughout the 80's, the News Leader ran letters from people who hated Doonesbury and the Far Side. Also in the late 80s and 90s there was a crusade from a psycho-idiot (who claimed to live in a dumpster behind the Gene Taylor Main Post Office) to have the funnies removed from the News Leader because "life-is-too-depressing-to-be-enjoying-humor." Boo-hoo, cry me a river.

Reading this letter from Tad Pemberly reminded me the time Steve Allen read a Letter to the Editor of the New York Daily News criticizing artist Zach Mosley's Smiling Jack comic strip for "a lack of realism in dealing with aviation and sex." Allen would usually assign the name of a famous person to the letters he read to make a joke (similar to the e-mails on the Jim Rome Show). Allen said the letter was written by Milton Caniff, the artist behind the rival comic strip "Steve Canyon." Maybe Tad Pemberly is the guy who draws "Heathcliff."

I'm sure within a few days some idiot will write a letter to the editor entitled "Obama Brainwashed Garfield Into Say He Loves Tuna Instead of Lasagna." If I ran the News Leader I would run nationally syndicated liberal columnist instead of letters from crazy Ozarkers. Of course opinions like this are why I'm considered the Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A QUICK THOUGHT ON THANKSGIVING

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to get something off my chest. The one thing I never liked about Thanksgiving was the emphasis on the pilgrims. I didn't want to study about the pilgrims, because they were boring and dull. The pilgrims were always presented as so-hollier-than-thou people that we could never measure up to. However, in a college course I had to read pilgrim diaries. These were not only boring, but the pilgrims spent most of their time having sex. The pilgrims have to be the most overrated group in history, next to the dorky founding fathers. Of course, opinions like this are why I'm considered the Super-Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

THE SONG "SOCIETY'S CHILD" ISN'T ABOUT ME


I first heard the song "Society's Child" by Janis Ian when I was in junior high in Lebanon, MO. It was on an Kansas AM oldies station late one night (this was in the early 80's).
At the time I was infatuated with Eunice Moneymaker (pictured above) and several other of her cheerleader friends. Everyone from the redneck rubes in class to teachers and other adults told me I couldn't go steady with a cheerleader since I wasn't a jock. They would get very angry at me when I said it shouldn't matter that I wasn't a jock and should be allowed to have a cheerleader as a girlfriend. Apparently this is some big important law on the books in either the city of Lebanon and Laclede County as much hatred as was directed at me for wanting to break the "cheerleaders-only-go-with-jocks-law." If this is a law I'm going to ask both Lebanon Mayor C.P. Craig and President Obama to create a law to force cheerleaders to date at least one nerd a month.

I heard this song and thought this was about how Eunice wasn't (and the other cheerleaders) allowed to go steady with me because I wasn't a jock.
I've since found out I was wrong about the song. It is about a white girl not being allowed to date a black boy.

However, I'm pretty certain that the songs "Seven Year Ache" by Roseanne Cash and "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon are about me.

I should say that Eunice's mother, Kay, is a very nice lady and had no problems with me being in love with her daughter. It was Eunice had a problem with me being in love with her. If you see Kay, tell her Sherman Muckenfuss says hello (Yes, my real name is Sheman Muckenfuss - At least it ain't Shottenkirk).
Here is Janis Ian singing that song on the Smothers Brother Comedy Hour in 1967.


Friday, November 6, 2009

OZARKERS WERE AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF BUT NOT FASTER PUSSYCAT

While looking through some Springfield News Leaders from 1966, I found an ad for the Hi-M Drive-In. They were showing Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The interesting part is that this same week another theater in town was showing Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Oddly enough, there was a noted trouble making preacher leading a crusade against of the Burton/Taylor film. The LTTE were saying the film was filled with "vulgar talk" and "excessive use of liquor." Oooooooohhhhhh! That is scary. They ignored the film where Tura Satana backed over a guy's crotch. It also came with a disclaimer at the beginning of the film.

The more things change the more they stay the same. The good thing is the News Leader only ran letters to the editor on Sunday instead of every day. It would cut down on the overabundance of letters from right-wing nutjobs, but of course, opinions like this are why I'm considered the Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HALLOWEEN MOVIE SUGGESTIONS

Need a suggestion for a scary DVD for tonight? I'm a fan of horror films and I have great taste, so you can trust me. I gave you a few suggestions last year.
These are in no order except what came to my mind at the moment.

Halloween (1978)
Carnival of Souls
The Shinning
Last Man on Earth
Abominable Dr. Phibes
Scream
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Horror of Dracula
Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
Dr. Jeckle & Mr. Hyde (1932)
Dementia 13
The Wolfman
Psycho (1960)
Alien
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
The Hunger
White Zombie
Condemned to Live
Black Cat (Karloff/Lugosi)
Pit and Pendulum (Corman/Price)
Freaks
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
The Birds
Blood Feast
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Night Tide
Count Yorga the Vampire
Peeping Tom
Horror Hotel
Suspiria
The Omen

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

OBITS: DICKIE PETERSON AND VIC MIZZY

Obituaries include the lead singer of pioneering heavy metal band Blue Cheer. Dickie Peterson was 63. The New York Times has the story. The Blue Cheer's frantic thrashing style paved the way for Metalica. Their version of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues" is head-banging music at its finest.

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

I'M A VILLAIN BUT SHE IS A HERO???

There was an incredibly stupid letter in the Springfield News Leader a few days ago by a woman who bragged about deleting her kids MySpace and Facebook accounts. There were people in the comments section saying "Good for you," "Way to go," and "I applaud you stance."

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

I ATTENDED THE OCTOBER BLOGGER MEETUP

Once a month Springfield area bloggers meet at Patton Alley Pub. I was able to attend for once. I met some bloggers I was unfamiliar with. I will be adding them to my blog role. The only person there that I already knew was Sarah Austin of SGF Blogs and A Fool of Myself.
Since I rarely attend, I thought I would take some photos to prove I was there. Here they are, even though they are kind of fuzzy. I can build giant robots and ray guns, but I can't take photos with my Blackberry yet. Left to right: Nigel Holderby of Tome Curator, Carie Benton of Our Crooked Tree, Uli Gulje of Half Past Awesome, Sarah Austin of A Fool of Myself & SGF Blogs, Linden A. Mueller of Linden's Pensieve.





This is me with Carie Benton, Sarah Austin and Linden A. Mueller.
I always have fun at these meetups. I wish I could attend more and I still need to get my Blogaroni from Larry Little. The good part was no weenie-bloggers showed up. If they had I would have vaporized them with my raygun. Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

JUBILEE ANNOUNCER JOE SLATTERY PASSES AWAY

KYTV is about the only news outlet to mention this, but radio/TV announcer Joe Slattery has died. He was 87. He is best known as the announcer for the Ozark Jubilee/Jubilee U.S.A. Rumor has it some in the Springfield market resented Slattery's involvement with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Slattery worked locally at KWTO and KYTV before being hired away by ABC. Here is KYTV story.

Monday, September 28, 2009

SPRINGFIELD MUSIC LEGEND BENNY MAHAN DIES



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

I HATE TROLLS!


I hate Internet trolls. Whether they are creeping around on message boards or posting comments on blogs, I don't like them! That is one reason I stopped allowing comments at all. They don't really contribute to the conversation.

There seems to be a glut of trolls in our area. There were some rather amusing ones who posted over on Busplunge's blog. Art Morris' Missouri Radio Message Board has been attacked by two creeps known as TommyT and AMMan. They may be either Mr. Mike, who was kicked off of the board last year, or the old Missouri Radio Message Board bully Talk Radio Guy. All I can say is both of these trolls butcher the English language as bad as the webmaster at the KSGF website. HHHMMMMM!

Worst post by a troll this week was on Ron Davis' Chatter, where a self-proclaimed conservative businessman said "Liberals should be aborted." Not a very classy person, if you asked me.

I'm also heard from several former and current News Leader employees, who are critical of the comments on the News Leader website. They point out the double-standard that the News Leader requires a name and a phone number for a letter to the editor, but people can hide behind fake names on the comments section. Also, remember all the editorials a few years back about anonymous blogging (I thought those were about me, but it was actually another blog - probably that Weenie-Blog run by a guy named Scooter).

Point is, I DON'T LIKE TROLLS AND I'M KEEPING THEM OFF MY BLOG!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

WHY IS HE ON THE COVER OF TIME? I'M COOLER!


Some idiot at Time magazine thought that putting scummy doofus Glen Beck on the cover was a great idea. WRONG!!!

I'd rather be on the cover of Rolling Stone or Fangoria.

Monday, September 14, 2009

THE LEGEND OF SHEBBA THE BELLY DANCER


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

STUPIDEST THING POSTED ON FACEBOOK


A well-meaning friend sent me an invitation to a cause on Facebook. Now I have no problem supporting causes that are non-partisan or dealing with public safety issues, but after reading the comments on this by supporters I decided not to join.


One comment struck me as one of the stupidest statements that a person could ever make. Some bonehead posted, "I don't remember where I was when I heard that Michael Jackson died, but I will always remember where I was on 9-11."


Well Dumb-bell, Michael Jackson died in June. I was at work producing a local sports call-in show. HOW COULD YOU NOT REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE THREE MONTHS AGO??? DO YOU HAVE ALZHEIMER'S OR ARE YOU A METH & MOONSHINE ADDICTED REDNECK WITH NO TASTE IN MUSIC???


I wish Facebook would remove both the Michael Jackson-haters and the President Obama-haters from Facebook. Of course, opinions like this are why I'm considered the SUPER-VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

DISNEY & MARVEL BELONG TOGETHER

I'm a little late on the Disney buyout of Marvel. Here is the Washington Post story. I know this has upset some Marvel fans and would have upset me too when I was younger. However, below is proof it was meant to be.

MICKEY MOUSE CLUB



MIGHTY MARVEL MARCHING SOCIETY




Friday, September 4, 2009

POSITIVE CHANGES IN RADIO (in other cities)

ALL ACCESS reports: "After considerable hullabaloo, CUMULUS officially flipped "QUALITY ROCK" KDBN/DALLAS to Top 40 "i93" TODAY (9/4) at NOON (CT). Programming the new Top 40 will be JOHN FOXX from CITADEL Top 40/Mainstream KKMG/COLORADO SPRINGS.

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

ANOTHER THING WRONG WITH RADIO

When I decided to get into radio in the mid-80's, there was a radio show that fired my need to program one of the local radio stations MY WAY. That show was the Dr. Demento Show. I had to listen to it over faint signals from Rolla, St. Louis and Kansas City. There was not an affiliate in the Springfield area.

I colleague of mine was wondering if the Dr. Demento show still aired anywhere in the country. I found both the Dr. Demento page and a Wikpedia page with the sad story. Only seven radio stations carry Dr. Demento's show. Compare that to the numbers of affiliates of right-wing talk radio low-life host like like Glen Beck, Sean Hannity, Mike Savage, Bill Cuningham and Rush "the Overpaid Scumbag" Limbaugh.

I feel the government needs to step in and force stations in every city to drop the talk low-life shows and carry Dr. Demento. Of course, opinions like this are why I'm considered the SUPER-VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

OBSERVATION ON POP MUSIC

Seether's "Careless Whispers" is this generation's "You Keep Me Hanging On" by Vanilla Fudge.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I WANT TO BE IN CHARGE OF THE DEATH PANEL


I have heard talk from the talk radio scum and weenie-bloggers that the President's health care plan includes something called a "DEATH PANEL." I like this concept and would like to volunteer my services to be DEATH MASTER GENERAL (Kind of like Post Master General).

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!!!!





ED SULLIVAN OFFENDED OZARKERS IN 1960


My twin brother/roommate has been working on a novel for several years now. The novel takes place in a small southwest Missouri town in the 50's and early 60's. He spends his off hours at the Springfield Library Center looking at old Springfield Daily News and Springfield News Leader & Press from the 50's and early 60's. I sometimes go with him.

I had remarked that I had seen very few of the "typical" anti-media/entertainment letters that have become so prevalent in the News Leader over the years. Then we came across a several letters in the March 1960 Sunday News Leaders (they only ran letters on Sunday back then - Thank God) having to do with "vulgarity" on the February 21st Ed Sullivan program.

I should note that the first letter writer mentioned "not hearing" Jack Parr's "offensive" joke (That is because it was edited out before the broadcast, dummy), but was shocked by the "vulgarity" that was "set to music" on the Ed Sullivan Show. She felt the FCC should step in and the Ed Sullivan Show should be taken off the air. Follow up letter writers said they had not seen the act not the Ed Sullivan Show, but they felt that the FCC and the TV stations should take the Ed Sullivan Show off the air. DOESN'T THIS SOUND LIKE EVERY STUPID LETTER IN THE NEWS LEADER? Just substitute The Simpsons, Roseanne, Twin Peaks, Beavis & Butthead, Ellen, Friends, Seinfeld, David Letterman and MTV for The Ed Sullivan Show and you have about any letter that has ran in the News Leader in the past 20 years.

I found a website that list the guest for each Ed Sullivan Show. I guessing that the Ozarkers were offended by (Are you ready for this?) ballet dancing choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Maybe the tights were exposing too much or Ozarkers resented Sullivan for "puttin on them thar fancy toe daincers in thar underwar instayed of good daincin like dey have on the Ozark's Jubilee."

The people who wrote those letters probably were the parents of the people who wrote the anti-Simpson letters and anti-Normal Heart letters and they are the grandparents of people who complain about Family Guy, Sponge-Bob, Letterman's jokes about Sarah "Moosaloony" Palin and those Illusions Gentleman's Club ads on Jock 98.7.

Yes, Ozarkers have always been a bunch of crazy prudes.

Friday, August 7, 2009

YOU'RE A GENIUS BECAUSE YOU CAN'T MAKE A LAMP: JOHN HUGHES DIES

If you grew up in the 80's, the films of John Hughes were required watching. The writer, producer and director with a flair for capturing teen-age life, was an important influence on our young lives, much like the late great Michael Jackson. Hughes died Thursday at age 59. Here is CNN's obit.

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

ROCKABILLY GREAT BILLY LEE RILEY DEAD AT 75


"My girl is red hot" "Your gal ain't doodly-squat." Those were the opening lines of Billy Lee Riley's "Red Hot" which was released on the Sun label at the dawn of rock and roll. Riley died Monday at an Arkansas hospital. MSNBC reports on his life. Desdinova considers "Red Hot" in the Top 5 great Sun Records, but it is opinions like this that make me the Super-Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

DOES SPRINGFIELD STINK?


I want to address something that is not being talked about on either KSGF or KWTO. It's something that is not being written about in the News Leader. None of the TV stations have reported on this. I going to say this delicately yet in terminology that even a small child could understand: SPRINGFIELD SMELLS LIKE POTTY.

The area where it stinks the most is Sunshine and Highway 65. However, in the last week I have noticed this stink now covers an area from Sunshine and Hwy 65 to about Battlefield and Lone Pine.

It is obviously a problem with the city sewage system that needs to be fixed. It is really bad on hot days. I'm sure some of our typical Springfield cranks will start in with the old "It-will-cost-the-taxpayers-money" garbage they start in with when any improvements are needed in the city. Think about this folks, DO WE WANT OUR TOWN TO SMELL LIKE A TOILET? Something is wrong and it needs to be fixed.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 65th Birthday, Smokey Bear!

Ad Age has the story. I found a great Smokey Bear PSA from the 70's on You Tube.



Even Desdinova listens to Smokey Bear!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

STORY TO WATCH: JACKSON ACCUSER ADMITS HE LIED


Several blogs and overseas entertainment sights are reporting that Jordan Chandler (pictured above), who accused Michael Jackson of molesting him in the early 90's admits it was lie. He says his father, Evan Chandler, forced him to lie because he wanted to extort money from Michael Jackson.

A sight called Global Grind reports that Jordan now has a restraining order against his father for assaulting him.

So far, no American media outlet has picked up the story yet.

Now that this is out in the open, will someone put When Things Were Rotten on DVD, so people can see how much Mel Brooks re-used for Robin Hood:Men In Tights. That way we can discredit Evan Chandler's writing credit on that movie.

TWO MORE FAMOUS PEOPLE PASS AWAY

Okay, I'm behind on celebrity deaths. So much for that "They-come-in-threes" stuff. I missed Gale "My Little Margie" Storm, TV pitchman Billy Mays, and impressionist Fred Travelena. I've been out of town and away from a computer so I couldn't update my blog.


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

CHEETOS USED IN FIGHT


Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports of a domestic assault in which Cheetos were thrown.

"Warrants filed by Cpl. Kevin Roddy, of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, stated he responded to a call at a home on Pass Road, where 40-year-old James Earl Taylor and Mary S. Childers, 44, were allegedly involved in an argument.

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."

The police said there was "evidence of assault," but "no physical marks."

What about orange powder marks?



Thursday, June 25, 2009

THE KING OF POP IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP!


There will be plenty of coverage on Michael Jackson death from CNN and other news outlets. Let me say this, I'm appalled that only a few stations in the Springfield market play any Michael Jackson music. He made a huge impact on the music industry and deserves more respect than what he is getting in this radio market. Of course, you'll hear the old "Ozarkers don't like him." We as a radio industry need to quit trying to appeal to the local racist and appeal to music lovers.

I also would hope that the local message boards would have respect for these late great celebrities and delete any negative comments on these boards about them.

I would also like to see the flags fly at half staff for Ed, Sky, Farah and Michael.

Of course, opinions like these are what make me the SUPER-VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

FARAH FAWCETT DIES AFTER A BATTLE WITH CANCER


My one weakness is blond women. From my junior high crush on a girl named Eunice Moneymaker to my obsession with Paris Hilton, I love well-dressed, blond girls with a lot of long hair. It probably started with Farah Fawcett. She died today at 62 after a brave battle with cancer. Here is the CNN obit.


One of my favorite moments involving Farah is from Cannonball Run. She plays a reporter/environmental activist ("I just LOVE trees!") investigating the cross-country Cannonball Race. She winds up in the ambulance driven by Burt Reynolds and Dom Deluise. She puts up a fuss so they have their doctor, played by Jack Elam, to give her laughing gas to calm her down. They wind up stopped by a car driven Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior, who are disguised as priest. Dean Martin realizes that Burt Reynolds is using the ambulance as a disguise as well. Reynolds tells him they have to get their "patient" to a hospital. Martin insist on looking in the back of the ambulance saying he has to "bless the patient." Reynolds opens the door where Farah lays zonked out and giggling on laughing gas. Dean Martin exclaims "OH, I'VE GOT TO BLESS HER!"


God bless you, Farah.


THE SEEDS SKY SAXON DIES


Contrary to popular belief, these celebrity deaths are in fours. There is the first one, an older star who comes a day before the others (Ed McMahon). The next day comes the celebrity we knew was bad sick (Farah Fawcett) and then the third is always the one that hits you like a ton of bricks because you didn't see it coming (Michael Jackson - past examples were Jim Henson and John Ritter). The forth is that person that was more of a cult figure in some circle or a person that makes you say "Oh yeah, I forgot about him/her." Usually, you find out about this one a week or month later. I thought I would tell you about Sky Saxon of the Seeds now.

I mention Sky because of his influence on heavy metal and punk. As lead singer of the Seeds, the American answer to the Rolling Stones, he paved the way for the snotty sounding vocals of the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten and Ratt's Stephen Piercy. Their biggest hit was "Pushin Too Hard," which seemed to be only two chords played over and over, was a staple on oldies and classic rock stations until the 90's. Oldies stations felt it wasn't "good time oldies" and classic rock felt it "doesn't rock hard enough - it belongs on a wimpy oldies station." Last year, the Seeds hit "Can't Seem To Make You Mine" was used in an Axe deodorant commercial

Here is the obit from the Boston Hearld: Sky Sunlight Saxon of 60s band the Seeds dies

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SPRINGFIELD HAD ITS OWN BATMAN & ROBIN


One of my reasons for majoring in media/broadcasting was to eventually write a horrible wrong enacted on children of the Ozarks. None of the TV stations in the Springfield market ever ran the Batman TV series in syndication. I mention this to anyone and get the same old "Ozarkers- don't-like-that-show" garbage (Of course, they get obsessive over the Andy Griffith Show). I began thinking about it and decided that probably when the Batman TV show went on the air in 1966, the Springfield News Leader ran an anti-Batman editorial and several pages of anti-Batman letters from "concerned Ozarkers" (or as I call them "right-wing nutcases"). So I decided to check the old News Leaders at the library to see if my theory was right. What I discovered was more interesting.

Apparently, the show spawned (as in the horrid film Dark Knight) Batman & Robin imitators.
Two Drury College students named Gary Griffin and Biron Valier, both from St. Louis, took on the roles of Batman & Robin respectfully. City Officials didn't find this funny and gave their Batmobile, a green Mustang, a parking ticket. HOLY SLAP IN THE FACE, BATMAN! If this happened today, I'm sure the Greene County Prosecutor would haul them into court for "upsetting an old person" or something.

I'm sorry about the condition of the photo and story, but that is what the microfilms at the Greene County Library are like. The outfits look good, but this story makes me think of the Ray Dennis Steckler film Rat Fink a Boo Boo.
I would love to know more about this story or hear from this Dynamic Duo, so I'll accept comments on this. However, if the comments are off the subject or not pertaining to this story, I will delete them because I'm still the Super-Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

HE SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR WRITING THAT SONG


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!!!

Ed McMahon Dies at Age 86


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

LET'S MAKE WEENIE-BLOGGERS CRY!


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

GUY FROM STRYPER MARRIES HOOKER


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

IF THIS IS "NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN," HOW COME I TURNED OUT NORMAL


I bought this DVD a few days ago. It is a box set that samples cartoons that ran on Saturday mornings in the 1970's. I watched all of these shows. I was looking the box and noticed a warning label: "THIS IS INTENDED FOR ADULT COLLECTORS. THIS IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN."

They also have this same label on the Sesame Street Old School collection, which is the original shows from the 70's which I grew up on.

I feel insulted. I grew up watching this stuff. I'm not in prison. I turned out fairly normal. I don't see the harm in letting kids see this. If I had kids I'd let them watch it. I'd rather my kids watch this stuff than read that Bill O'Reilly book for kids, but that is what makes me Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

RADIO/CARTOON VOICE OF LOIS LANE DIES AT 94


Joan Alexander, who was the voice of Lois Lane on the Adventures of Superman radio show, had died at age 94. She was also the voice of Lois Lane in the Fleischer and Filmation cartoons. Here is the Washington Post story about her.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MAMAS!


Do something nice for your mama, even if her name isn't Cass.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

DOM DELUISE DIES AT 75


He was one of those guys who you can't name all the great shows and movies he was in. I thought of a few that probably won't be mentioned. He was the voice of the landlord Mr. Ivictus in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Roman Holidays. He was the weasely guy in Glass Bottom Boat and John Astin's shrink in the Western comedy Evil Roy Slade. He also had a sitcom in the 70's, Lottsa Luck, that was based on the Britcom On the Buses. I'm also old enough to remember that he used to cut Dean Martin's hair everyweek. Here is CNN's story.

Rest in Peace Captain Chaos! Dot-dotta DDDDAAAAAA!

PUNCH UP YOUR RESUME WITH 70s PORN CHIC


An out-of-work copywriter named Lawson Clarke came up with a great way to attract attention to potential employers. Ad Age's Bob Garfield reports that Clarke created a 70's porn themed website showcasing some of his best work and his half naked body. The site, malecopywriter.com, looks like a Playgirl centerfold with Clarke posing on a bearskin rug with his "best work" displayed on a neo-Panasonic portable TV. When you first arrive on the site the TV is playing, what appears to be, an old "Sign-Off" tape. Maybe that is what this blog needs to attract readers - a picture of me naked.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I SURVIVED THE 1976 SWINE FLU OUTBREAK & THE SHOT


This talk about Swine Flu reminds me of my childhood. In the first grade, there was a case of Swine Flu. The government made everyone take Swine Flu shots. As you can read in this article by Paul Mickle, the shots may have done more harm than good. Several people died from taking the immunization, where as one person died of Swine Flu. It is believed the government may have overreacted. NPR reports that what happened in 1976 may be avoided because of better medicine and calmer nerves.

However, my mother to this day says the Swine Flu shot was the best thing for me. I had asthma and allergies. That year was my healthiest year. I was in the first grade at Mark Twain Elementary School in Lebanon, MO. My teacher was Miss Florence Keller, who told my mother that I was a borderline genius. After that year, everyone has insisted I'm an idiot. I'll get back at them when I RULE THE WORLD. Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I HATE THAT "CHICKEN FRIED" SONG


This is something I have to say, because it is a major problem in the Springfield community that must be addressed. This should be off concern to many patrons of local restaurants with juke boxes. It is people who insist on playing that stupid "Chicken Fried" by the Zac Brown Band. This has to be ONE OF THE WORST SONGS EVER RECORDED, yet there is a group of people in this town that insist on playing this song on the juke box the minute they walk in an establishment. It seems to be the same people every time. They are either a gang of rednecks (no surprise), a group of plus-sized women in their twenties and, the most shocking of all, medical workers (or their folks who like to wear scrubs).

See when I go out to enjoy myself. I may be selfish but I like to hear music that makes me feel good. Some headbanging songs like "Action" by the Sweet, "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest, "Anarchy for the U.K." the Sex Pistols, "Bark at the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne or "The Boys Are Back In Town" by Thin Lizzy are great when you are knocking back a few cold beverages. I also will accept "I Kissed a Girl" or "If You Seek Amy," but NOT "THE CHICKEN FRIED" SONG! Let me also say I don't like to hear any "Cracklin Rosie" by Neil Diamond.
I don't understand the words to this song, but then again, I never understood the point of the lyrics of very many country songs when I was a dee-jay at a country station in Lebanon. Most of them are stupid. About the only songs I liked when I was at that country station was "Friends In Low Places," "Seminole Wind" and "Goodbye Earl." We didn't play any of these because the president of one of the local banks didn't like them. Since he was an advertiser we had to play what he wanted (Bankers make the worst advertisers because they try to boss the radio stations around - I hope President Obama does something to punish these capitalist goons).

I feel this "Chicken Fried" song needs to be banned from all juke boxes in Springfield. I'm calling on Mayor Jim O'Neal and city council to get behind this. I also feel that this should be addressed by the Highway Patrol because I CONSIDER ANYONE WHO PLAYS THAT "CHICKEN FRIED" SONG ON A JUKE BOX A DOMESTIC TERRORIST!

I realize will not be a popular opinion to hold, but that is what makes me SUPER VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spector Found Guilty of Murder and Bad Hair


After six years, 60's record producer Phil Spector was found guilty Monday of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Here is the CNN report along with the creepiest photo of Spector yet (mugshot?). It was pointed out during the trial that Spector had "a history of playing Russian Roulette with women."

He was not charged with excessive bad hairdos (like the one above from the 70s) nor, what I believe is his worst crime, producing the Righteous Brothers "Unchained Melody." I'm sorry that song and "Sweet Home Alabama" are the most overplayed songs on radio.

Here is an earlier piece from the first trial for Spector.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

DOES FACEBOOK ONLY WANT RIGHT-WINGERS?

I finally decided to get a Facebook account even though I'm still not crazy about it. I believe some of my fears about it may be right - it is a nest of conservatives and people who didn't like me in high school. I ought to report these people to MIAC.

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!!!

15 YEARS AGO RADIO DIED WITH KURT COBAIN


It has been fifteen years since the talented frontman of Nirvana Kurt Cobain took his life. CNN has a story on how his music is still touching young people. Pretty good considering radio ingnored Nirvana when they first burst on the scene. If you look at Billboards Airplay charts from that time, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was around 63, while sales had it number one.

Radio at the time was pushing light AC, country and talk as the hot formats. CHR and AOR were dying out. Both formats were ignoring Nirvana, even though they fit them perfectly. To make matters worst, most cities didn't have "alternative rock" or "modern rock" stations at the time. When Cobain took his life in 1994, the big star of the radio industry Rush Limbaugh made disrespectful comments about Cobain. Since that time radio has lost the younger generation.

So that is why I find it great that 15 years later Cobain is still remembered while radio fights for its existence. I also find it appropriate that Limbaugh got his large ass handed to him by a conservative Marine on his show. Here is a report from MSNBC's Countdown. I disagree with the guy on one thing though, I believe that Rush Limbaugh should be tortured for what he said 15 years ago about Kurt Cobain, but it is opinoins like that make me the SUPER VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monte Hale Dies


All Access reports: "ALL ACCESS sends condolences to the family of singing cowboy MONTE HALE, who passed away SUNDAY (3/29) at his home in STUDIO CITY, CA. He was 89. HALE appeared on several television shows and films, including "Gunsmoke," "Giant," and "The Chase." One of his good friends was fellow singing cowboy GENE AUTRY. HALE and his wife, JOANNE, co-founded the GENE AUTRY WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM, later renamed the AUTRY MUSEUM OF WESTERN HERITAGE."

Friday, March 27, 2009

Making Fun of Complainers On Air Is Fun


Remember on SNL, when someone would try to give a cranky rant during Weekend Update and Chevy Chase would make fun of that person behind their back? My belief is that is what we in the media need to do to those who have complaints about us. Especially, when they have no valid point other than "I don't like that." I think it is a shame that this area seems to believe that a person, like myself, with a FCC licence and a Bachelor of Science in Media, shouldn't have any say in what goes out over the air but when old man Fussmucker calls to complain it leads to firings, format changes and other bad ideas.

If we make it harder for these people to complain, then we won't have to deal with complaints.
For instance:
  • 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 1918-2009 "Good-DAY!"


Legendary radio commentator Paul Harvey died Saturday at age 90. While I was not a big fan, let me say this about Mr. Harvey. He was the last of a long line of radiomen who read the news in their style. He was preceded in death by Walter Winchell, Gabriel Heater, Alex Dryer, Lowell Thomas and those guys at the beginning of the original The Day Earth Stood Still. He gave the news with an editorial or feature segment. He probably didn't care if you agreed with him or not. He also didn't need pre-screened calls from fans nor did he need to make fun of a person who disagreed with him. To Paul Harvey, the news was not about how the Right should crush the Left, but that both sides needed to work together in order for America to work (Remember "Bushel of Wheat for a Barrel of Oil?"). That was the theme of most of the Rest of the Story shows. Legends that Paul Harvey told with a great element of surprise.

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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Monday, February 23, 2009

Ozarkers Believed That "Twinkie" Myth

I was glad to see Sean Penn win Best Actor for Milk (although I wanted Brad Pitt to win). I've liked Penn ever since Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I'm interested in seeing the film, although the Harvey Milk story had an ugly effect on my childhood. Nothing to do with the late Mr. Milk, but the guy who killed him, Dan White.

You see, as a child, I didn't eat much. When I entered the seventh grade I weight 95 pounds. I didn't like to eat the stuff my parents ate. I preferred the fun stuff: soda, hot dogs, candy bars, etc., what fascist adults called "junk food." I did finally start eating the "healthy" stuff. Ironically, you don't want to know what I weigh now.

I would get lectured about eating this stuff, especially at Mark Twain Elementary. Mark Twain Elementary was home to Principal Betty Moore and some of the crankiest teachers on the planet. I think they should make laws against public educators being that cranky and evil. One of the things I heard at school and from other evil adults (I don't call these people "well-meaning adults" because any adult against me doing what I wanted to do was, and still is, evil) was "There was a man in California that would only eat Twinkies and Coke. It caused him to go crazy and kill two men he worked with." That may have scared the other kids but it didn't work on Desdinova, because I was smarter than every adult I knew back then (I'm still smarter than most people older than me).

I was going when I set out to write this post I Googled Dan White and found this article from The San Fransisco Chronicle in November of 2003. It talks about how the Myth of the Twinkie Defense as it was called that supposedly got Dan White a reduced sentence. It got me into a trouble but then again that is what makes me SUPER VILLAIN OF THE OZARKS!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHA!

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