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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Missed My First Birthday

I was so busy this weekend that I didn't notice. On Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, this blog surpassed the one year mark.

I haven't got to do all I had planned with it, but looking back I have covered everything from a need for radio regulations to the Albino Farm to rumors of devil worshipers under the Square.

The blog has made it through my hectic work schedule, death threats, a computer crash and what I was afraid was a Brain tumor (stress headaches and a reaction to a prescription drug).

For all those who read this blog and have supported me, I say thank you.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Emily, Have You Ever Considered Wearing Angora Sweaters?

Growing up I always thought I would marry a hot, sexy blonde babe (like the ones on Tony’s Kansas City blog). Since beautiful girls were not interested in me, I decided "If I can’t get a beautiful blonde I’ll settle for someone like Bob Newhart’s wife Emily. As I’ve gotten older and more mature, I’m more interested in a "soulmate" like Suzanne Pleshette than a silicone injected woman like one of my former co-workers liked.

Suzanne Pleshette passed away after a battle with cancer today at age 70. Here is the CNN story.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wham-O Co-Founder Dies

Let's face it, we all at some point as a child played with a Wham-O toy. For me it was a Frisbee. One of my favorite memories involving a Frisbee was the time a preacher from Scotland visited our church. He brought his grandson, who was a few years older than me and another boy at church. There was a basket lunch after the service and me and my friend got out the Frisbee. The Scottish boy was fascinated by it, so we let him play. Problem is we never could show him how to throw it. He sort held it in both hands like a pizza and tossed it up. Apparently the Scots are good and golf and soccer, but the Frisbee escaped them.

I also had the rather suggestively named Water Wienie and the Slip and Slide. Slip and Slide was not meant to be played with in rock and pebble infested yards.

Associated Press reports the passing of the co-founder of Wham-O toys

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - A co-founder of the company that turned the Hula Hoop and Frisbee into beloved toys has died. Richard Knerr was 82. His wife tells the Los Angeles Times that he died at a hospital Monday after suffering a stroke at his home in Arcadia, California. Knerr and childhood buddy Spud Melin started a slingshot-selling business in 1948 and called their company Wham-O after what they said was the sound of something hit by a slingshot. Ten years later, Wham-O devised its own version of an Australian exercise ring and called it the Hula Hoop. Around the same time, the company bought the rights to a plastic flying disc called the Pluto Platter. They renamed it the Frisbee, and the rest, as they say is outdoor fun history. Wham-O added other toys to its line including the Superball, the Slip 'N Slide and Silly String. Melin died in 2002 at 77. In an interview back in 1994, Knerr said his company contributed"fun" to America.

It certainly did Mr. Knerr. Fun by Wham-O.

Back in 1979, Nobody Noticed This Ad

1979 was the time of Donna Summer, The Knack, Kansas and Blondie on the radio, The Hulk, Mork and the Dukes of Hazzard on TV, Apocalypse Now, Rock and Roll High School and "10" at the movies.
It is also when Pakistan International Airline ran this now chilling ad, offering service to New York City, in a French magazine. Thanks to Ad Land for this spooky piece of nostalgia.

For Those Who Nominated Me for a Blogaroni Award


I was getting read to send in my nominations, when I remembered something I forgot to do at work. By time it was finshed, it was closing time for nomination.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Why I don't like Mike Huckabee?

I’m going to say this. I realize many in the Ozarks will hate me. I DON’T LIKE MIKE HUCKABEE. It’s true I’m a Democrat, but my problem with Huckabee would stand in my way of voting for him if he was a Democrat. He is one of THOSE guys.

He is one of those guys that has followed me around all my life. He has been teachers, preachers, coaches and bosses, however, his real profession is "a nagger." He is the kind of guy that has nagged me all my life.

He would tell me that my grades were not good enough to participate in school activities. He would tell me I didn’t turn in my homework in time. He would tell me I couldn’t run fast enough. He would tell me the reason why girls didn’t like me (It was always "You pick girls that are too good looking for you" and "I not athletic enough"). He would tell me my shoe was untied. He would tell me my hair was out of place. He would tell me I read too many comic books. He would tell me I watched too many horror movies and Saturday morning cartoons. He would tell me I listened to satanic drug-addict music. He would tell you he also didn’t like Bob Dylan either.

He would tell you he doesn’t find David Letterman, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy or Steve Martin funny, but if someone punched me or tripped me, he would laugh at me. If I said something funny, he would chastise me with a "Do-you-think-that-is-funny-young man?"

He lectures me on the dangers of sex, drugs, alcohol and pop culture. He prides himself on being un-hip. He believes he is better than me, but then he slips up and does something wrong. Unfortunately, nobody allows me to point out that he did wrong because he is still well loved. He is a "good ole boy."

No, I don’t want Mike Huckabee to be president. Of course, Ozarker already love him.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Vampira 1921 - 2008

One of TV pioneers past this past week with little notice. Her real name was Maila Nurmi. In 1954 she became Vampira, television’s first horror movie show host. Vampira was the first of a sadly dying breed of TV broadcaster. TV stations use several excuses as to why they won’t create shows like this, which flourished from 1957 until 1975. The main reason for their disappearance has to do with more network programming during the late night hours. The lamest of excuses is the old "our sales people can’t sell it to advertisers" or "advertisers won’t buy ads on those shows." BULL$H!#!

Vampira fans included Orson Wells, James Dean and Ed Wood Junior. Wood cast her in his epic Plan 9 From Outer Space. Here is her page on IMDB.


I understand a certain talk radio show host last week took a very firm stand on an issue: He is against sex with robots. DRAT! He knows of my evil plan to create an army of sexy female robots to seduce and enslave all the men in power so I can take over the world. Mwu-HAHAHAHAHA!

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