Celebrity Death Watch – They Come In Threes

Posted in Celebrity Deaths, TV/Movies with tags , , , , on September 6, 2014 by Bob

Three months that is. Sorry I have slacked off for so long. Been crazy this summer. Not going to get into all kinds of discussion, let’s just get right to it. Going to be a long read with 3 months to catch up on. Forgive me if I miss anyone, 3 months is a lot of dead celebs to remember. There was one that comes off the perennials list … Eli Wallach passed on. I am getting better at this prediction thing. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing.

 

June

Ann B. Davis – 88 – Alice on The Brady Bunch – June 1

Don Zimmer – 83 – Baseball player, & manager of the CUBS – June 4

James McNair – 63 – writer & comedian – June 7

Rick Mayall – 56 – Comedian/Actor The Young Ones – June 9

Ruby Dee – 91 – Actress – June 11

Casey Kasem – 82 – Voice of Shaggy – June 15

Daniel Keyes – 86 – Author Flowers for Algernon June 15

Eli Wallach – 98 – Actor The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – June 24

Mary Rodgers – 83 – Author Freaky Friday June 26

Meshach Taylor – 67 – Actor Designing Women, Mannequin – June 28

 

July

Eileen Ford – 92 – co-founder of Ford Models – July 9

Curt Gentry – 83 – Author Helter Skelter – July 10

Tommy Ramone – 65 – The Ramones – July 11

Thomas Berger – 89 Author Little Big Man – July 13

Johnny Winter – 70 – Blues guitarist – July 16

Elaine Stritch – 89 – Actress – July 17

James Garner – 86 – Actor The Rockford Files, Maverick – July 19

Thor-Eirik Gulbrandsen Mykland – 74 – Don’t know who he is but his name is Thor – July 25

James Shigeta – 85 – Actor Die Hard – July 28

Dick Smith – 92 – Makeup artist Godfather, Exocist, Amedeus – July 30

 

August

James Brady – 73 – Press Secretary, shot during Regan assasination attempt – August 4

Marilyn Burns – 65 – Actress The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original) – August 5

Charles Keating – 72 – Actor All My Children, Another World – August 8

Robin Williams – 63 – Actor/Comedian – August 11

Lauren Bacall – 90 – Actress – August 12

Stephen Lee – 58 – Actor – WarGames, La Bamba – August 14

Don Pardo – 96 – Announcer Saturday Night Live – August 18

James Foley – 40 – Photojournalist – August 19

John Sperling – 93 – Founder, University of Phoenix – August 22

Richard Attenborough – 90 – Actor/Director/Producer – August 24

Jimi Jamison – 63 – Singer Survivor – August 31

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , on August 22, 2014 by Bob

I was called out and challenged, so I did it. I thought I would do a version of my Muppet song, but with different lyrics. I figured I could be all calm and collected. There is no preparation on the face of the planet that can prepare you for dumping ice over your head. I think I may be entered into the “fail” category. In any case, here is my attempt at trying to be cool.

The full lyrics of what I was SUPPOSED to sing, are below the video.

 

(to the tune of Rainbow Connection)

Why are there so many, vids with ice water
that gets poured on people’s heads?
Ice water’s very cold, it makes you breath funny
And ice water gets you all wet
We have been challenged, and so we should do it
I know we’re late in the game
So now we shall do it, the ice bucket challenge,
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

Yeah who said that fund raising could be so entertaining

Like, when someone drops the thing on their head?
Someone made a film of that, and then someone shared it.

Look what it’s done so far
<Swedish chef singing something here>
And how much, do we think we’ll raise?
We already did it, but we are still singing,

The voice of the Muppets and me.

I am so cold and so wet
I hope that this songs almost ooooooveerrrrrrr

My brain is freezing, I think I hear voices?
my testes are shrinking up tight
The others that did this, were actually puppets
The people, were well out of sight.
Please no more buckets I’ll send in some money
It’s something I’ll be glad to do
Oh god another, is coming right at me
I don’t think I thought this thing through.

La-da-da, de-da-da-do
La-da-da-da-da-de-da-do

Death, Dying & Celebrity

Posted in Celebrity Deaths, Nonsense with tags , on August 12, 2014 by Bob

Not surprising that I had a lot of visits today from the search of “Celebrity Death”. I am a little surprised that I had as many hits as I did since I have been rather lax updating the death watch. I know why the search was made though.

I want to make clear that I do a celebrity death watch, in part to poke a little fun at the ridiculous amount of attention that we pay to celebrities of all levels. I also do it to pay respect to those who do deserve a shout out.

While today the world is talking about Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, lets remember that while millions of people are mourning their passing, there are other who pass on that are not famous to the world at large. They are however just as famous to the people they touched. They will not get news coverage for a week after they die. They will not trend on Twitter or Facebook. They WILL be missed.

 

Let’s just remember not to get too crazy. Idol mourning is just as insane as idol worship.

I Tapped That Quest

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , on July 17, 2014 by Bob

I didn’t want to do it. I avoided it for so long. Normally, I just watch, both of them. I had an invitation to join a while ago but I really didn’t want to pay. Then I found out they were both free.

What I thought was harmless, turned out to be addicting. I thought I could do them just once a day but, they haunted my every thought. Possessed my every waking moment with images of what they could give me. It seemed so harmless at first. Then I found out that I couldn’t go as fast as I wanted to without paying. I couldn’t afford that.

I started touching them every few hours, planning my work day around them. Seeing how far they would let me go before emptying my wallet. I found the more I wanted, the longer I had to wait.

I came up with a plan. I would save as much as I could, and then binge. It’s hard. It takes discipline. The waiting is torture, but the result is gratifying on the most obscene levels.

I need an intervention. I need to realize that no one cares. Even when I try to involve my friends, it is still something that is only for me. It will not make me a better person. It will not make me famous. It will not make me rich. I could lose my job, my friends, my family.

This has been wonderful therapy. I know what I know have to do. While I can not stop, I can resolve that I will never spend money while I am doing it. I will not buy additional coins, clams or donuts. I will not purchase anything “In App”. Homer and Peter will just have to settle for the fact that I am a cheap skate and will play for free until the day they are cancelled … or until my iPhone dies.

Size Matters

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , on June 28, 2014 by Bob

When you are losing weight. It does for me anyway … with my pants. I have been steadily losing weight and I am in between sizes right now. My old pants are too big and my new pants are just a hair too tight to wear comfortably. They fit, but not well. Whose idea was it to make sizes go by 2? I know that there are SOME in-between sizes but, they are few and far between. I know I could also suck it up and lose that extra half inch around my waist but it isn’t that easy. I have plateaued. It is frustrating.

I am also frustrated by the fact I need to replace all my Hawaiian shirts. While they fit when I bought them, now they pretty much all look like I got them at an Israel Kamakawiwo’ole estate sale. I have a lot of shirts. It is going to be expensive. I might have to open a kickstarter campaign.

May’s Dead Celebrities – Get ‘Em In The Ground Before It Gets Hot!

Posted in Celebrity Deaths, Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2014 by Bob

In the good old summer TIME! I don’t know what song that is (I think it’s from a movie) but a local car dealer Harry Schmerler used to sing that one line in one of his commercials for some reason. He called himself the singing Ford dealer. He is long since gone and he really has nothing to do with this other than the summertime line. Summertime is finally fast approaching. The celebs that kicked in May got to experience their very last non-spring. Good thing they took off before the warm weather. Heat and dead bodies is almost as good a combo as snow and the color yellow. Let’s get to it shall we?

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. – 95 – Actor 77 Sunset Strip – May 2

Dick Ayers – 90 Comic book artist Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider – May 4

Jackie Lyn Taylor – 90 – Actress Our Gang – May 5

Tony Genaro – 72 – Actor Tremors, Scorpion King – May 7

Harry Potter – 72 – Australian TV journalist (guess the wizard thing didn’t work out) – May 8

Roger L. Easton – 93 – inventor of GPS – May 8

Jeb Stuart Magruder – 79 – Nixon Aide during Watergate – May 11

Vernon Lewis – 36 – stuntman/comedian – May 11

H.R. Giger – 74 – Artist designer of Alien – May 12

Allan Folsom – 72 – Author The Day After Tomorrow – May 16

Gordon Willis – 82 – Cinematographer Gofather series, Annie Hall – May 18

Jerry Vale – 83 – Singer, Actor – May 18

Donald Levine – 86 – Developed the first action figure – May 22

Manuel Uribe – 48 – World’s third heaviest person – May 26

Maya Angelou – 86 – Author, poet, singer – May 28

Butler Blue 1 – 13 – American Bulldog mascot for Butler University – May 30

 

At least May was technically spring so there should have been a lot of reproducing to replace these fallen famous folks.

 

My Blog Is The New Black

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , on May 30, 2014 by Bob

That’s right ladies and gentlemen. It has just been announced that Voicesinmybrain has been named the next new black. Thinking about it, I am not even sure what that means. It also doesn’t even make sense.

I understand what they mean when they say a color is the new black. Kind of. Not really. Sorry I am so all over on this. I mean, how can one color be a new version of another color? Another thing, how can they say “red is the new black” and then later say “pink is the new black”. Wouldn’t pink be the new red since red was the new black? I mean, that’s like saying Jay Leno is the new Johnny Carson and then saying that Jimmy Fallon is the new Jack Parr. Doesn’t make any sense does it.

In any case, my blog is not REALLY the new black. I just thought I could get away with it because I saw something today that said “evil is the new black”. WTF? HOW CAN THAT BE BLACK! If they were trying to say that black means evil, then it really wasn’t the NEW black was it? I think it was an ad for Maleficent. I’m not sure. I thought it was an asinine comment so I didn’t keep reading past the subject line.

I don’t really care if Orange is the new black or if Belt is the new Steve. All I care about is that it is after Memorial Day and that means Hawaiian shirt Friday’s. After all, ultra casual is the new tuxedo. Or something like that.

 

GO BLACKHAWKS!!!!! Because the Blackhawks are the new Stanley Cup.

 

go hawks

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