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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Savannah's Favorite Lady


I have been wanting to talk about this woman for a very long time, but I wanted to wait until the right moment, and here it is. On October 14, the new Cameron Crowe film "Elizabethtown" opens. Being a huge fan of his work, I can't wait to see it. But, if you noticed in the trailer, you may have seen a quick clip of a woman in the kitchen talking to Orlando Bloom. Some of you may have never seen that woman before, or some may have seen her on The Food Network. I can say that Paula Deen is a Savannahian and we're proud of her. Here's an interview with her about the film.

Paula is the owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant, one of the finest places to eat here in Savannah. I've eaten there many times before and I can tell you the place is full of love whenever you walk in. It's also full of tourists as well, as they serve real Southern cooking. The stuff yankees always hear about, but never really taste until they get here. Being a person whos mother was a great cook, I know Mama would have approved of Miss Deen and her recipes. Now, I can say that Paula is a transplant to My Town, only living here for just over twenty years. But, since the opening of her doors since, we've adopted her with open mouths and glad to have her.

She's also the star of her own tv show, "Paula's Home Cooking" on Food Network and is giving Emeril a run for his money with her sunny attitude and a great Southern sense of humor with cooking up a thirty minute storm. The other cooks and chefs may try to lure you over with beef carpachio, but give me The Lady fixin' up a mess of chicken and bisquits with a side of strawberry lemonade and Red Velvet cake anytime. Comfort food for the soul is what she does and comforting is what she is everyday I watch. Now, she's headed to Hollywood with what could be the film of year. I've never met The Lady, but I know her cooking very well. Please don't leave Savannah, Paula. Who's gonna make us those 'ho cakes when you're gone?

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

GRRRR, ARRRGH

Me am now The Sam Monster.

I went in yesterday to St. Joseph's for day surgery that would have lasted two hours. I was in for twelve. They were supposed to work on my fistula. I wound up coming out with a catheter in my chest. So, now I have tubes. OUTSIDE. That, and my neck hurts from where they ran it. F***ers.

Oh, yeah...And, the doctors there (not mine) are jackholes.

Three days and counting 'til September ends.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Wishin' and Hopin'

I figured that the only way to get back to a regular groove here is to have a celebrity do something stupid, that way I riff off that for awhile. If I can just bust on a celebrity gone dumb, all will be fine here.

I just got off the phone with fellow League of Savannah Blogger Ivan and we brainstormed on some ideas. It's too late to talk about Kate Moss, and really, who cares. I could talk about Ashton and Demi getting married Sunday, but face it, he's the luckiest bastard on Earth. Britney and her new baby, Goober, Jr.? When he was born, the doctor said he needed a sponge and Kevin Federline just rubbed up against him.

I'm getting there...See?

We came down to the decision that if we wished really hard that Tara Reid would have a massive breakdown in from of orphans. Or better... Lindsey Lohan would lose her top. In front of The Pope.

Yeah...It's all coming back to me now.

God Got Smart

Okay, time for another Sammy's Deathroll, Celebrity Edition. Actor Don Adams, Best known for his role in "Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales" has passed away at the age of 82.

I had a great plot idea for a "Get Smart" movie that involved Adams. He would play former Agent 86 as an octegenarian, but the name Maxwell Smart would go to a new agent. Control would be an agency that was formed during WWII to specificly get rid of KAOS and had as it's top agent Smart. However, Control would create Smart via special techniques, erasing everything he knew before in life, only to have the memories of the agent they put together. A KAOS plot is put in plan that goes all the way back to Nazi Germany, but the new Smart has no memory of it and has to trace back to find out how to stop, only to find out he's not the real thing. Neato, huh?

Oh well...Here's hoping Steve Carrell does justice to Max.

No News Is...Well Good, Anyway

You know how some folks just talk about anything, which depresses the Hell out of everyobody else, to the point where nobody reads their blog? Well, it's kinda lke that right now. I'm getting to the point where I'm getting sick of all the crap I've had to write about for two months. But, I have to keep writing or else folks are gonna think I'm the one that dead. Hey, nobody calls. But then, nobody has my phone number.

Aaaanyways, my left arm's been killin' me for the past couple of days. It's not a heart attaack that I just forgot about, so that's good. It's a blood clot however, and I now have to go to surgery on Tuesday to have it removed. "Gee, it's good thing you have the day off, Sam. At least you'll get some rest on the table while they work on your arm". Sheeeeesh.

Does anyone wanna take in a guy for at least a week, just so he can get away from everything here in Savannah? I don't eat much...

Lord, I wish something funny would come along so I can really have something to write about here.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

How I'm Feelin'

I'm tellin' you, if I can get through the next few days without having a breakdown, I'll be great. Lord, just let me get through September. Please.

I've been throwing myself into work I think a bit too much. My body says no, but my bills say yes. The only good thing about all of this is the fact that I'm losing weight. You tend to do that when you don't have the bucks to eat, plus you're on the go from studio to studio. So I got that going for me. A real Cinderella story it is.

Other than that, I'm plain beat. I hope you guys are doing well, however. I miss you guys, you know.

Only In Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue asked the state's schools to take two "early snow days" and cancel classes Monday and Tuesday to help conserve gasoline as Hurricane Rita threatens the nation's fuel supply line.

No other word on if any other states have this planned. I took calls a the radio station when I mentioned this on the air when it broke and folks were P.O.'ed. Whether it was the right thing to do or not, it's caught everyone off guard here. All I know is that for the cost of minimum wage at 5.15 an hour, it would take an eight hour work day to fill the tank of my Escort. It's all too much...

Monday, September 19, 2005

Rest

It's over now. Eric was laid to rest this afternoon. The funeral went as well. I think the only problem that I had was it was too hot here in Savannah to wear a suit. Still, his brothers and sisters stood together to give Eric a good farewell. At his interment, it was 93 degrees in the shade. All I could think of was an old Richard Pryor bit where he was burying his mother during a cold Winter in Peoria, Illinois. His father was next to him shivering, saying, "Baby, I love you. But, gawdamm it's cold!"

Something else I noticed as well...The only real good thing about going to a funeral is the food. Honestly, there was a spread afterwards to make you wanna just curl up and sleep for days whe you were done. My sisters Trina and Cherri went all out and cooked up a storm. Somehow, Red Velvet Cake seems to make you forget about loss for some reason. You start talking about all the good times you had with the deceased when there's comfort food around. Good times...

So, where does this all leave me? September isn't over yet. I've still drained and al I want to do is get caught up on the bills and get my life back to normal, whatever that is. To those of you who've left comments of sympathy, thank you so much. To the others that left spam duing that time, Hell has a place for you. I'm regaining my life after weeks of tragedy. I'm only at 37% so far, but it's a start.

Love ya...Mean it.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Wake

In case anyone was wondering, Eric's funeral is tomorrow. Since the rescheduling, everything was pushed back a couple of days for accomodation. However, I woun't be able to go to the wake as I'm stuck at the radio station due to the fact that I can't get anyone to cover for me. It's been that way all weekend. Of course, I will be at the funeral, but just a little tired, since it's a dialysis day and I'm going in earlier than normal to be there for Eric. Here's his obituary. It's not much really...It's just telling everyone where the funeral will be held and a guestbook. I wish to God he could have done more, but Eric did the best he could with his disabilties. He made me smile often.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Days Like These

I've been trying to keep my mind off the sadness and throwing myself into work. I'm working three different radio stations all weekend. Right now as we speak, I'm at WZAT doing their late nights, playing Gwen Stefani and Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back". I'm not sure if that tune's making me feel any better, but the video was okay. More later...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Trying Times

I guess you can tell that I'm not posting that much right now, due to my being out just plain out of it right now. I've been balancing so much on my plate right now emotionally, I had to step away before I turn into bowl of Jello. Eric's death hit me hard, but I'm remembering to that God can only give you so much for you to handle, so I've learned to just keep onmoving and breathing. It's been a tough couple of months, but I hope to bounce back again soon. Please, be patient with me during this time.

Monday, September 12, 2005

My brother's keeper

I gotta tell you, this haas been a tough six weeks on me. First, my foster dad dies, then I have to deal with my an violent attack that happened to my sister, and now my brother Eric passes. Eric born normally in 1974, but due to a mishap in one of those incubators they put babies in, he wound up with cerebral palsy ansd was mentally disbled. He was a child of my father and a another woman, who sadly died less than a month after childbirth, but he was brought into my main family when my father had no one else to turn to. Then, my dad turned somebody else two years later and took Eric with him.

Over the years, Eric grew into a fine kid, but he still had his problems. One of them a horible violent streak that he picked up from dad. He would have to be medicated for many years for that, starting in his teens. It was a terrible thing, but I soldiered on doing my best to be a big brother and showing him the love that I, along with my other brothers and sisters could.

Sadly, my father wound up going to jail in 1995, for which reasons I won't divulge right now, but I will say I don't think he'll be around for a family photo anytime. I'll also say for what he did, he deserves it, but it also damaged Eric more as he bounced from house to house, including my own, until he moved to home with people just like him.

He moved to Atlanta a few years ago and was doing very well. I didn't get to see him during that time, but I kept up with him with the rest of my family there. Sadly, he recently contracted pnumonia and would go back and forth to the hospital until he slipped away early Saturday morning, September 10. Also terribly, whis is my sister Catherine's birthdate and and even though we have mourned Eric's passing, she is the strongest of myself, Martin, Damitta, and Erica.

My brother and sisters are coming together to pay for the funeral, since sadly Eric had no insurance. But, we are closer together because of this tragedy and we're stronger for it. We will miss you dearly, Eric.

The Beat Goes On

It's the return of my good friend Andy Pena's That Was The Rock That Was. Read On...



1956, in the wake of Johnny Ray's success with "Just Walking in the Rain," Sun Records releases a cover by The Prisonaires, a smooth-singing doo-wop outfit composed of Tennessee State Penitentiary inmates...

1957, Jackie Wilson, former Dominoes lead singer signs a solo deal with Brunswick Records ... later dubbed "Mr. Excitement," he goes on to score 54 chart hits including the highly energized "Lonely Teardrops" and "Higher and Higher"...

1960, Nancy Sinatra weds pop singer Tommy Sands ... five years later she finds her walking boots and the marriage dissolves...

1964, a pair of enterprising Beatles fans pack themselves into a carton marked "Beatles Fan Mail" and arrange to have it delivered to the Baltimore Civic Center where the Fab Four are appearing ... their plot is foiled when the girls are discovered by guards checking deliveries ... Rod Stewart cuts his first single--the blues chestnut "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"...

1965, an ad in Variety announces auditions for the new TV show The Monkees ... would-be Monkees who fail to make the cut include Stephen Stills, Danny Hutton later of Three Dog Night, songwriter Paul Williams, and Charles Manson...

1965, The Toys, a New York-based girl group, scores a #2 pop hit with "Lover's Concerto" ... the song is based on a Bach minuet...

1966, after scoring hits in the guise of a crooner and rock 'n' roller, Bobby Darin reinvents himself as a folk singer with the release of "If I Were a Carpenter" ... the Tim Hardin tune reinvigorates his flagging career...

1969, during Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's set at the Big Sur Festival, a yahoo in the crowd starts heckling the band for being rich rock stars ... Stills, wearing a flamboyant fur coat, leaps off the stage, chases the heckler down, and administers a pounding while from the stage Crosby pleads for "Peace and love, peace and love" ... Stills gets back onstage and reflects, "Y'know, we think about what that guy was saying, and we look at these coats and these pretty guitars and fancy cars and say, 'Wow man, what am I doin'?'"...

1978, Who drummer Keith Moon succumbs to an overdose of the drug Heminevrin prescribed to combat his alcoholism ... an autopsy reveals that he'd washed down 32 of the pills with champagne ... his death occurs in the same apartment in which Mama Cass of The Mamas & The Papas met her demise in 1974...

1982, the gospel musical Your Arms are Too Short to Box with God opens on Broadway ... co-starring Al Green and Patti LaBelle, the show is scheduled to run for 30 performances but is extended to 80 after garnering rave reviews and big box office...


1987, former Wailer Peter Tosh is shot to death in his Jamaican home during a robbery ... an article in Rolling Stone suggests the killing was actually the result of a feud ... Tosh's previous home had been burned down by an arsonist a year earlier...

1987, brilliant but mentally troubled bassist Jaco Pastorius comes to an ignominious end in a tussle with a nightclub bouncer...

1993, the movie What's Love Got to Do With It opens to solid box office...the biopic is based on Tina Turner's tell-all biography I Tina that details her stormy relationship with ex-husband Ike...an anticipated counter-biography, I Ike, never materializes...

1996, David Bowie's "Telling Lies" becomes the first song to be released exclusively on the Internet ... Tupac Shakur, the frequently-shot rapper, expires in a Las Vegas intensive care ward following a drive-by shooting six days earlier...

1998, Bushwick Bill, formerly of the rap ensemble Geto Boys, sues the act's label, Rap-A-Lot Records, a division of Virgin, alleging that three of the company's employees held him at gunpoint, then beat and kicked him in order to dissuade the three-foot, eight-inch rapper from breaking his recording contract ... British glam-rock star Gary Glitter makes a court appearance on charges of producing child porn and sexual assault ... he is later convicted and imprisoned...

2000, Timothy Commerford, bassist for Rage Against The Machine, is sentenced to time served by a New York court after pleading guilty to assault and disorderly conduct ... the charges stem from Commerford's antics at the MTV Video Music Awards during which he scaled a large stage set from which he was forcibly removed by the cops ... the soundtrack for Almost Famous is released ... it's notable for including four vintage Led Zeppelin tracks -- a first for any soundtrack ... Robert Plant and Jimmy Page agree to the tunes' inclusion after being won over by Cameron Crowe's filmed semi-autobiographical remembrance of a rock journalist-groupie in the '70s...

2003, The Pixies announce that band members have buried the hatchet and will embark on a reunion tour in 2004 ... the influential '80s rockers go on to huge success in the face of a lackluster touring season...

2004, The 6th Circuit Court in Cincinnati rules that artists should pay for every sample they use...previously courts had held that as long as short samples could not be identified, licensing was unnecessary ... ironically, a two-second sample of a Funkadelic record in NWA's "100 Miles and Runnin" was at the heart of the ruling ... Funkadelic and Parliament leader and founder George Clinton has historically been supportive of sampling having produced two albums titled Sample Some of Dis and Sample Some of Dat, that permitted remixers to use Clinton's music without legal strings attached...a jet-lagged Elton John, set upon by Taiwanese paparazzi, has a hissy fit calling them "rude, vile pigs!"...

2004, it's been over 20 years since Aretha Franklin has performed on the West Coast due to her pronounced fear of flying...the Queen of Soul announces that she and her entourage will travel in a three-bus caravan to Las Vegas and L.A. for a handful of shows...a source close to the singer is quoted as saying, "Her albums don't sell like they used to -- she's got to tour"...

...and that was the week that was.


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Arrivals
September 7: Hank Williams (1923), Sonny Rollins (1930), bluesman Little Milton (Campbell) (1934), Buddy Holly born Charles Hardin Holley (1936), Joe Negroni of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (1940), Continental Drift's Jim Gault (1943), Alfa Anderson of Chic (1946), disco diva Gloria Gaynor (1949), Chrissie Hynde (1951), session guitarist Chuck Beattie (1954), Brad Houser of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians (1960), Charles Acland of Lush (1966), Chad Sexton of 311 (1970), Eazy-E of N.W.A. (1973)

September 8: Antonin Dvorak (1841), "The Singing Brakeman" Jimmie Rodgers (1897), Western swing pioneer Milton Brown (1903), Modern Records co-founder Jules Bihari (1913), Patsy Cline AKA Virginia Patterson Hensley (1932), Joe Tex (1933), Dante Drowty of Dante & The Evergreens (1941), Brian Cole of The Association (1944), Cathy Jean (1945), Kelly Groucutt of E.L.O. (1945), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan of The Grateful Dead (1945), Atlanta Rhythm Section's Dean Daughtry (1946), David Steele of Fine Young Cannibals (1960)

September 9: Jacob Carey of The Flamingos (1926), jazz drummer Elvin Jones (1927), Otis Redding (1941), Inez Foxx (1944), Billy Preston (1946), Iron Butterfly's Doug Ingle (1947), Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics (1952)

September 10: R&B shouter Roy Brown (1925), vibist Roy Ayers (1940), Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night (1942), Jose Feliciano (1945), Barrymore Barlow of Jethro Tull (1949), Aerosmith's Joe Perry (1950), Don Powell of Slade (1950), Johnny Fingers of Boomtown Rats (1956), Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama (1957), Cracker's Dave Lowrey (1960), Bush drummer Robin Goodridge (1966), Big Daddy Kane (1968)

September 11: tenor saxman Bobby Fields (1928), Bernard Dwyer of Freddie And The Dreamers (1940), Leo Kottke (1945), Mickey Hart (1950), Tommy Shaw of STYX (1953), Jon Moss of Culture Club (1957), bassist Victor Wooten (1964), Moby born Richard Melville Hall (1965), Harry Connick, Jr. (1967), Ludacris (1977)

September 12: Maurice Chevalier (1888), blues singer Alger "Texas" Alexander (1900), Mel "The Velvet Fog" Torme (1925), George Jones (1931), Warren Corbin of The Cleftones (1943), Maria Muldaur (1943), Barry White (1944), Gerry Beckley of America (1952), Rush drummer Neil Peart (1952), Barry Andrews of XTC (1956), Larry LaLonde of Primus (1968), Liam Gallagher of Oasis (1972)

September 13: swing sax player Chu Berry (1910), Bill Monroe (1911), Charles Brown (1922), Joseph "Mr. Google Eyes" August (1931), producer Gene Page (1938), Dave Quincy of Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1939), David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears (1941), Peter Cetera of Chicago (1944), Fred "Sonic" Smith (1949), Randy Jones of The Village People (1952), producer Don Was (1952), Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Metallica (1961), Steve Perkins of Jane's Addiction (1967), Fiona Apple (1977)


Departures

September 7: Erma Franklin, sister of Aretha (2002), composer Niccolo Castiglioni (1996), Keith Moon (1978)

September 8: songwriter Dick Heard (1998), Beatle publicist Derek Taylor (1997), Jack Vigliatura and Bill White of For Squirrels (1996), rapper Cowboy AKA Keith Wiggins of The Furious Five (1989)

September 9: singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti (1998), bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe (1996), Sandra Tilley of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (1983)

September 10: zydeco accordionist Beau Jocque (1999)

September 11: Raybeez AKA Raymond Barbieri of Warzone (1997), Peter Tosh (1987)

September 12: Nashville session drummer Kenny Buttrey (2004), Johnny Cash (2003), Stanley Turrentine (2000), Abba producer Stig "Stikkan" Anderson (1997), Jaco Pastorius (1987)

September 13: rapper Tupac Shakur (1996), singer Helen Humes (1981)

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Wake Me Up When September Ends





Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

like my fathers come to pass
seven years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends

here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are

as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends

ring out the bells again
like we did when spring began
wake me up when september ends

here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are

as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

like my father's come to pass
twenty years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends

Green Day-"American Idiot"

For the lives lost during this day on September 11th, 2001, those who perished during Hurricane Katrina, to my sister Damitta who is recovering well now, and to my brother Eric, who passed away on Saturday, September 10th, 2005.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

I Dare You To Take This One

You're...Chameleon!
You're Reep Daggle, Chameleon!


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I saw this on Mike Sterling's site. I was hoping for Mon'el, but Chameleon was okay. Timber Wolf would have been cool, too...

Look, I'm a fanboy, okay? Besides, when these guys get there own show soon, alot of you will look back on this quiz and say you knew them when.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

WTF!?

Did I hear David Letterman say, "The sh** you gotta do" tonight? Somebody tell me if they heard Letterman curse, too.

Kanye Talks


I've been holding off on talking about this for a bit, because I'm terrible at talking about news for the most part, I believe. But, since this won't be going away for awhile, I may as well jump on that ol' bandwagon.

I saw Kanye on my first day of working at WEAS last October and was I in for a treat. Not only was he a great rapper, he knew him music as well, citing Portishead, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and others as the music he listens to now. While the rest of the audience sat there goin' "huh", I was feelin' what he was saying. Not all blacks have to listen to jusat plain hip hop. I could agree with the guy.

Okay, now fast forward to September 2nd on NBC while during their fundraiser for the Hurricane Katrina victims. I now quote from The Washington Post on this...

West and Mike Myers had been paired up to appear about halfway through the show. Their assignment: Take turns reading a script describing the breach in the levees around New Orleans.
Myers: The landscape of the city has changed dramatically, tragically and perhaps irreversibly. There is now over 25 feet of water where there was once city streets and thriving neighborhoods.
(Myers throws to West, who looked extremely nervous in his super-preppy designer rugby shirt and white pants, which is not like the arrogant West and which, in retrospect, should have been a tip-off.)
West: I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, "They're looting." You see a white family, it says, "They're looking for food." And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help -- with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!
(West throws back to Myers, who is looking like a guy who stopped on the tarmac to tie his shoe and got hit in the back with the 8:30 to La Guardia.)
Myers: And subtle, but in many ways even more profoundly devastating, is the lasting damage to the survivors' will to rebuild and remain in the area. The destruction of the spirit of the people of southern Louisiana and Mississippi may end up being the most tragic loss of all.
(And, because Myers is apparently as dumb as his Alfalfa hair, he throws it back to West.)
West: George Bush doesn't care about black people!
To quote Jon Stewart, on The Daily Show, quoting Myers himself, "SHWINGGG!

Now should he have said it? Yeah, he should have. I just wish it wasn't there. He did his best to make am point and I'm proud of him for that, after seeing all the anger and tears from folks in Louisiana and Mississippi. It turned political when it should have stayed at just helping folks. So, I give him a B+ on this.

Now, should he have said it at all? Once again, I say yes. Hey, somebody black was gonna say it. Al Sharpton would have said it sooner. Jessie Jackson would have said it sooner than him and where is Jessie at during all this by the way. I'll bet you Roy Nagin would have said it if he weren't caught up in all the mess. But, you know with a population in NOLA that's 68% black, SOMEBODY was thinkin' it. I've known a few black folks in my time and I think I can safely say that SOMEBODY BLACK WOULDA SAID IT.

Now, there are other races that live in at area. Had Kanye had said, "George Bush don't care about nobody", then some folks could have all said, "Well, I kinda see that". But, since Kanye brought race into the toxic mix, some folks could have said, "Well, I kinda see that".

Just to let you guys in on something, Kanye West has an enormous ego. He got upset when he didn't win the best new artist award at the American Music Awards. He's gone on record mentioning that he's (possibly) the best rapper out there. The thing is, he kinda is, in my opinion. And, he's smart too, as his mother was a college professor and his father a marrige counsellor. He musta been really smart that Friday night, because it got folks talking more about how they could help out besides his comments. Oh, and his new CD "Late Registration" sold out of the box the next Tuesday at number one and is a critical darling.

I'm hoping that this will die down soon enough and that folks will still give to Red Cross or whatever, and citizens of the Gulf Coast will get the help they deserve. I hope that Michael Brown and FEMA will get it right soon and I hope that G.W. Bush and the rest of the govenement on down doesn't continue with The Blame Game and gets down to business. It's not a balck thing anymore. It's not a white, yellow, brown or plaid thing now, either. It's a people thing.

Oh...And, I hope Mike Myers gets that whiplash fixed before he does another Austin Powers flick.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

I'm Sick Of Myself

I'm proud of myself today, even though I don't feel too well. The short of it is, my tummy was hurting. All the while, I worked on the new template, cleaned up the spare room, found my 20 gig mp3 player with charger, cleaned all my ties, found stuff I can sell on Ebay, and just plain saved gas by not going anywhere. Today was a good day.

SInce I'm catching up on doing some cleaning here, I may a swell catch up with Swan Shadow, who I haven't been to as of late. Honestly, I haven't been to a lot of blogs as of late. However, S.S has a story even I missed out on here in Savannah about a father who robbed a bank with his tweens in tow. Now, I don't know the guy. But, I have a funny feeling that I could have bumped into him at some point in my life. Savannah's funny that way.

Quote Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Bucky Burnsed, "You can't yell 'fire' in a crowded theater, can't joke about a bomb in your luggage at the airport, and you can't write notes to cashier that say 'This is a stick up." You go, Bucky.

So Long, Lil' Buddy


Looks as though he finally got off that island. I know that when he gets there, I know the Millionaire, his wife, and the Skipper too will be happy to see him. Thank you for being Maynard, Willie Gilligan, and just plain old Bob. Go to his website and leave your thoughts.

UMMMMM...

Remember when I said I was working on a new, NEW template for the RSJS? Well, this is it. The Comments are much better now, the font's still in black, andwe didn't have room for Carl, unfortunatly. Otherwise, he would have overlapped the posts. Thanks to Vicky's and of course to Blogskins once again for this one. Drop me a line on the much improved comments and let me know what you think of this one.

BAM!

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Tonight's The Night!

We interupt our regularly scheduled dog and pony show for this special announcement...



Tonight is the night for The Jerry lewis LaborDay Telethon and a very special one, as inbetween Jer asking for your help with his kids, you also donate to The Red Cross aiding the victims of Katrina. So watch and give. We now return you to your regular dog and pony show.












Saturday, September 03, 2005



Okay,were rerunning some of the Dragon*Con stuff from last year since I'm not going this year, and I had to run this photo again, since it was a classic. This was taken on the last day of the show after I thought I saw everything. Now mind you, the woman in the Supergirl costume was hot. Smokin' hot. See, what threw me was Patrick Swazye on the left of her revising his role in "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar".

I'm walking around with the camera the whole day, looking to take photos of beautiful women in tight costumes and this was the one to take. I only saw Supergirl at first and I had to take that shot. Out of nowhere...Hell, like it came up from the dirt, comes Shemale Ivy. I didn't notice it until after the flash. The look on my face was like finding out that THERE WAS A MAN DRESSED LIKE POISON IVY IN FRONT OF ME. And, he was taller than me. This was so wrong to me at least seven ways to Sunday. Maybe that's why I'm not going again this year. I don't know if I could take a sight like that again. Damn my eyes.

Here's the very first post I wrote wehn I was in Atlanta during Dragon*Con, exactly one year ago. I had a wonderful time, but not abl;e to make it this year. So, for all of you not able to go on vacation due to the price of gas, or you got screwed at work and can't go anywhere, these posts are for you. Read on....

Well, I'm here in the ATL. The flight was ok, but it was a bear getting around Hartsfield Airport. First, I didn't realize that they had people movers to get you to your baggage. Not an escalator like The Jetsons, but a friggin' subway. Then, I wound up taking the MARTA subway from the airport to get to Midtown, so another first, as it was I'd never been on one before, nonetheless a train. I got a lot to look foward to as I get older.

One more thing...My friend Ronnie told me that not only is this weekend Dragon*Con, but it's also BLACK MALE GAY PRIDE WEEKEND here in Atlanta. Turns out The Regency Suites is filled with BLACK GAY MALES. All but one. Sorry, fellas. But chicks dig me and I did the chicks.

I wonder what would happen if a war broke out between the gay men and the fanboys from the con? OOOOH, would that be funny as hell.

Anyway, I'm off to the Hyatt Regency Downtown. I got the camera, so I'm taking pics. Hopefully of some goth chicks I can show these guys around here.By the way, if there are any gay males reading this post, I'm deeply sorry. But I'm here for only two things while I'm on vacation. Hubba Hubba, ladies.

Friday, September 02, 2005

News Media

Before I take my break, I got onemore thing I HAVE to talk about. It is about Katrina, politics and the media. Remember, this is ME talking about this, so if you don't agree with what I have to say, understand this...I'm wacky and don't watch much news to stay wacky. Otherwise,I'd go insane. Insane and wacky is a scary mix.

I've been watching the news channels with their reports on New Orleans and how brave they've become coming out and basicly saying that goverment help has been nil and why haven't they come out sooner. On Thursday, I saw Anderson Cooper almost jumping through the split screen to tear the head off of Louisiana's govenor trying to get an answer before she started to give a pat on the back to the government for the what seems the heck of it. Ted Koppell later in the evening ripped Michael Brown, the head of FEMA, a new one when trying to find out why they pulled out the way they did. Even Karen Byant, the co-host of Showbiz Tonight, which has dumped news about what celebrity is sleeping with who for post Katrina coverage, came close to cursing on the air tonight when posing the question, "Just what the blank is going on here?"

Now like I said, I'm not a pundit or anything, but after all of those reports and more coming in, it seems like Bush got the message on how bad it must be there and Louisiana is tired of, if not America. I remember how reporters were visibly moved from September 11th, 2001, and realizing how close that sad anniverasry is almost upon us. Once again, we see the story from them and many, if not just me, are effected by it all. Because they are there, hopefully the many familes whoes lives were stolen after Monday will get the help they need by just saying a simple phrase over and over again: Where is the help these people need and why isn't it already here?

Olay, I'm off the soapbox. Classic funny all wekend.

Steppin' Out

I don't normally use curse words here on the RJSJ, for the fact that I don't like to use them unless it's nessecary. Today, it's nessecary.

It's been a s***** few weeks for The Kid and I need a break. So tonight, I'm goin' out and I'm gonna go act a fool, Sam style. Of course, I'll be a good boy and come home around curfew. Promise. I'm gonna go out, meet some women, have some cranberry juice, meet more women and have a laugh or two. I deserve it.

As for Labor Day weekend in a whole, I'm gonna do some repeats until Monday. Yep, reposts. But it's a good one. We're going back to Dragon*Con since I can't be there this year. Love the posts. I had fun writing them. Enjoy the holiday weekend. Give to the Red Cross.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

I'm Elwood P.Dobbs!

I took the Classic Leading Man Test, which is kinda the same as Pandora's Classic Leading Woman's Test, 'cept that it's got women in it. Anyway, guess who I turned out to be?

Jimmy Stewart

You scored 21% Tough, 0% Roguish, 66% Friendly, and 14% Charming!

You are the fun and friendly boy next door, the classic nice guy who still manages to get the girl most of the time. You're every nice girl's dreamboat, open and kind, nutty and charming, even a little mischievous at times, but always a real stand up guy. You're dependable and forthright, and women are drawn to your reliability, even as they're dazzled by your sense of adventure and fun. You try to be tough when you need to be, and will gladly stand up for any damsel in distress, but you'd rather catch a girl with a little bit of flair. Your leading ladies include Jean Arthur and Donna Reed, those sweet girl-next-door types.

You scored higher than 30% on Tough

You scored higher than 0% on Roguish

You scored higher than 95% on Friendly

You scored higher than 17% on Charming

Sweet. I can live with that. I kinda wish I had more of the rogue thing goin', but I'm cool with that.

The Classic Leading Man Test