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."