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Friday, June 26, 2009


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


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!!!


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.


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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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


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


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.

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