Spotlight on Gerry Goffin and Carole King

Gerry Goffin is a Brooklyn songwriter who was born in 2939 and was married to Carole King, and has written 8 number one singles including his breakthrough hit, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow off of Tapestry which was on the Billboard LP chart forever (more than six straight years...seriously)  and was the top selling solo album of all time until Michael Jacksons Thriller.   He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was referenced on GLEE in the Feb 22 episode on Fox .

Carole King has written or co-written 118 pop hits.Tapestry was rated number 36 on Rolling Stones all time top albums list.

Wizard of Oz References - The Movie

Wizard of Oz References get one everyday.

Have you ever been watching a sports report and, perhaps the team you follow has lost a game, but now has a home game, and the sports reporter says "ahhh but there's no place like home," or thats the headline in the sports page the next day.   How MANY times have you been reading abut something, or watching a movie or TV show, or heard on a radio commercial "We're not in Kansas anymore," when someone wants to describe a situation thats not normal.    How many times has someone lacking in size or a baby been playfully referred to as a "munchkin."   Some of these are used so often its easy to see why the most used pop culture reference is The Wizard of Oz, and others blow past you a little less noticable.  Here is the ever growing list of things you can look for so you too can realize that if you have daily contact with media including but not limited to TV, newspaper, radio, magazines, advertising, internet and more, you get a daily Wizard of Oz reference.   

Now here's the video

Ten Facts about Brooklyn Decker

YoooHaaa Presents:

1-Married to Tennis Player Andy Roddick

2-She has been in TV shows like Chuck, Ugly Betty, and Royal Pains

3-Born April 12, 1987 in Kettering Ohio

4-Her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition was in 2006

5- As a kid she also lived in Middleton Ohio and Charlotte North Carolina

6-Her movie roles include Battleship and Just Go With It with Adam Sandler

7-In Self Magazine she admited an eating disorder, stating "My father did an intervention and got me to stop obsessing about everyone else and wrecking my body."

8-Her measurments are 36C-24-34 with blonde hair and blue eyes

9-Has appeared in magazines such as Teen Vogue, FHM, Glamour and Cosmopolitan, and in campaigns for the Gap, Victoria's Secret and J.C. Penney

10-She was discovered in a Charlotte shopping mall when she was a teenager.

Ralph Kiser on Survivor Redemption Island is the Good Ol Boy with a Fan Page

Yooohaaa now has the
Link to it here.

Ralph is the good ol boy from Virginia who is going up against Boston Rob and Russell in Survivor, Redemption Island. Here is the place to stay updated on his progress in the game and to join in on the discussion of his moves in the game, good or bad.  Will he outwit and outplay the cast, or be outcast?

“I applied three times out of four years and they interviewed me all three times. There’s something they like.”

“I will be the king at camp because I can build shelter, cook, find food and be the leader,” Kiser said, according to the CBS questionnaire.

“I know plants, trees and what most of their uses are,” he says. “I can also build anything; start a fire anywhere and make people believe anything I say!”

"No vehicle payments, no mortgage payments, plus I own two homes on the same farm."
Ralph Kiser's inspiration in life? "I'm inspired by my farm; I've been at it all my life. I'm always amazed at my animals—how they grow and survive. Being able to watch the circle of life go 'round and be a part of it is a very satisfying adventure that I never get tired of."
In the deep southwestern corner of the Old Dominion, in Russel County, Lebanon has a population of a little more than 3000.

Ralph was on an adventure show with teammate Ronnie Smith and placed second on Back to the Woods. That show was filmed in Washington, Smyth and Grayson counties in the summer of 2009. It aired first online, and then on CW4-TV. The show combined physical challenges and puzzle challenges much as Survivor does.

Name (Age): Ralph Kiser (45)
Tribe Designation: Zapatera

Current Residence: Lebanon, Va.

Occupation: Farmer
Personal Claim to Fame: Being completely debt-free at age 44. No vehicle payments, no mortgage payments, plus I own two homes on the same farm.
Inspiration in Life: I'm inspired by my farm; I've been at it all my life. I'm always amazed at my animals - how they grow and survive. Being able to watch the circle of life go 'round and be a part of it is a very satisfying adventure that I never get tired of.
Hobbies: Hunting, hiking and traveling.
Pet Peeves: People who are lazy and donĂ‚’t try to make anything of themselves.
3 Words to Describe You: Determined, strong-willed and stubborn
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I'm probably a combo of Big Tom and J.T.
Reason for being on SURVIVOR: I've wanted to be on the show for years and knew one day I'd get my chance. I want to be a hometown hero for the folks back home!
Why you think you'll "Survive" SURVIVOR: I'm an outdoors mountain man. I know plants, trees and what most of their uses are. I can also build anything; start a fire anywhere and make people believe anything I say!
Why you think you will be the sole SURVIVOR: I will be the king at camp because I can build shelter, cook, find food and be the leader.

When Pigs Fly or Float or ..whatever

When 30 Thousand Pigs Fly ...Float

If you were a reporter and someone called in a story that said 30 thousand pigs are floating by in the river, what would you do ?   Well, the reporter for the Morning Bulletin went with the story and it made print ...and then of course it made a retraction and apology.   It turns out, someone was really saying "30 sows and pigs"  NOT 30 thousand pigs.   The Morning Bulletin AND the Rural Weekly regret the error.

Here's The Click.

Ten (count em -10) Facts About Katy Perry

1-Katy is currently 5'8" and 130 lbs but when she was a kid she weighed 145 lbs.  She was so busty  at that weight she wanted Breast Reduction, and told Elle  Magazine "...and I had enormous boobs that I didn't know what to do with, so I wore minimizers, which were not cute. Those thick-ass straps! I got made fun of for the over-the-shoulder boulder holder...and all I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know...that these things would come in handy someday."

2-Her real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson and was born in Santa Barbara California October 25, 1984

3-Among Perry's musical influences are Alanis Morissette,  Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, and Freddie Mercury of Queen.

4-She met british comedian Russell Brand in the summer of 2008 and married October 23rd in 2010. 

5-Her television exploits include Sesame Street, American Idol, The Young and The Restless, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, The X Factor, and in movies she is Smurfette in The Smurfs.

6-Her first single was not a hit, and though she skyrocketed to the top with the lesbian themed "I Kissed A Girl," her first single was entitled "Ur So Gay."

7-Perry's mother is apparently not very proud of her daughter, telling the British tabloid Daily Mail that her music is "Shameful and Disgusting."

8-Her parents are two devoted pastors who directed their daughter into singing in churches or local restaurants. Perry said that her mother used to ban her from listening to what they call "secular music".

9-"Have I ever kissed a girl? Of course I have. I can't sing a song and not have done it. That'd be complete hypocrisy. I fancy Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Angelina Jolie - I'd definitely kiss them."

10- Appeared in a commercial for "Proactiv Solution" acne skin care.

Prince tells Kardasian to "Get off the stage"

So the greatest living guitarist, sans guitar, just dancin ...pulled Kim Kardasian on to his stage to boogie.  She cant dance..cause frankly, she cant do anything...famous for nothing.   Prince may have just been saying what America is thinking and has been for a very long time.  "Get Off The Stage.

Here is the click.

You Get A Wizard Of Oz Reference Everyday

The Wizard Of Oz References
"You get a Wizard Of Oz reference almost everyday of your life"
If you read a magazine, check out a newspaper, watch some tv, go for a drive and hear the radio or notice a billboard ad, rent a movie, or just enjoy a random conversation, you get a Wizard of Oz reference every day of your life ..well almost ..and I am willing to be for every day you don't, you get a few to make up for it another day.  They come up all the time in oh so many ways. 
 Any of these and more "count"

...over the rainbow
somewhere over the rainbow ..the words spoken or the music played
munchkin ..such as a small person referred to as a munchkin ...used often in sports analogies
and your little dog too
and to-to too ?
we're not in kansas anymore 
auntie em
tin man / cowardly lion / scarecrow used in context of someone without a brain
the recognizable music for miss gulch (when she is on the bike)
wicked witch
are you a good witch or a bad witch
horse of a different color
no place like home
red slippers / ruby slippers
the witch is dead ...or even an hanging "ding dong" is a reference in certain contexts
come out come out wherever you are
the lollipop guild / the lullabye league
"when life drops a house on you" reference
any green faced witch
I'm melting
my preeeetttttyyyyy
emerald city
it's always best to start at the beginning
people come and go so quickly here
If I only had a brain / a heart / some nerve
Lions and Tigers and Bears
...and what would you do with a  brain if you had one?
because of the wonderful things he does
paaaaahhhhpies  (poppies)
Surrender Dorothy   (or surrender __ written in the sky in that context)
well bust my buttons
man behind the curtain
a place like oz/ land of oz /
I am the great and powerful oz
Witch Theme "the old one"
most references to flying monkees
many judy garland references in context
references to spin off movies such as "the wiz" or the miniseries "tin man"
Wicked (the play)
Ease on down the road

When republicans in the Virginia Legislature showed True Colors

The Hypocrisy of the Virginia General Assembly

Lets get this straight> Republicans they in Washington, or anywhere else, oppose what they call Obama Care because it is  for their taste "socialism"  and  is unconstitutional because it requires one to be required to carry insurance.  THEN , in an ultimate act of hypocrisy, are now requiring Virginia business owners to carry protection for autistic children in their company insurance.   Hmmmmm  can anyone say why this is different   ?   Once again, I say that the true way to get a national health insurance policy supported by the Republicans would be for Obama to oppose it, because even if something is right, and clearly makes sense, if Obama or other democrats are for it, Republicans must oppose it for some reason.

Seriously...a REPUBLICAN group of legislators MANDATED a health care covenant, while on a national level, opposes anything that resembles mandate as socialism.  Really ?   Really ?  Seriously ?

Here is the Washington Post article.

The Lost Packers Chiefs Super Bowl I Video

It is amazing to believe that Super Bowl one, which was covered by both NBC and CBS was not preserved by anyone. There is some NFL Films footage, but aside from that, neither network had saved a recording of the first Super Bowl (Otherwise known as the NFL AFL Championship Game) And back then, hard to believe I know, but in addition to not being able to pick up but three stations of which you had to hold the rabbit ears just right to minimize the snow on the screen, NOBODY had a Video Recording Device.

So, now the Wall Street Journal says that someone had recorded the game and stored it in the attic. It needed to be restored, and now, perhaps, we might all get to actually see the game that started it all.
Here is the link for a great read.

McBain, the movie ...a tribute to Arnold that is very funny

McBain ..the video.  Seriously ?   Great editing job from someone who took the Simpsons Arnold Schwarzeenager alter ego appearing for so many years on the show and pieced together this masterpiece of irony and comedy.  

Kristenb Schaal has a great funny rant on new abortion law considerations

Funny, Poignant, Quirky

Kristen Schaal has some great appearances on the Daily Show and her latest rant on the "free abortion ride is over" is making the rounds on viral videos.  She is funny, and yet her quirky nature lend weight to whatever credible points are being made.   Rollin with the daily snow ..oops..the daily show.