Monday, December 29, 2008

Adam Sandler's latest is worth the ticket price

My wife and I took our 4 & 7 year old sons to see Bedtime Stories over the weekend. It's a fun 90 minute film that a 7 year old can 4 year old was more excited about the candy choices. Bedtime Stories is not as good as CLICK(one of my Sandler favorites) but it had a warm storyline and some cool effects and was packed with kid-like fantasy,what you'd expect from a bedtime story. It was a bit predictable but there was some clever spin thrown in to make it fun. And it didn't hurt that Sandler's sister was played by Courtney Cox. I also appreciated Sandler's poking fun at her "granola-over-the top-save the planet" life style. Russell Brand plays Sandler's best friend, Keri Russell is also a plus and Guy Pearce does an awesome job as "the bad guy".

It's rated PG-13 but I don't think the kids will pick up anything they haven't already learned on the school bus

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The #1 Quote of 2008.....

According to the Yale book of Quotations the #1 quote of 2008 is " I can see Russia from my House" by Tina Fey while she was impersonating Governor Sarah Palin on SNL Sept 13th.

Here's the best part. Sarah Palin never said it. Tina Fey said it . It's funny as heck- it's just not a Palin quote it's a Fey quote.

just words. She looks a lot like the Governor when she does the sketch so a lot of Americans believed it. What do you expect from a population who gets their news from the Daily Show & blogsites. lol

Monday, December 22, 2008

Howie Do It ? How did he ?

Howie's got another New show on NBC. How has Howie Mandell managed to reinvent Allen Funt yet again. He's a genius...and so is his agent ! We've been Punked .....
But you gotta admire his can do attitude ! Wait a minute...I'll call it Ken-do for this Blog!

And for all you DEAL OR NO DEAL fans.....

I don't get it.

Is it the brief cases ? The girls, the crying ? what was it ?



-13 windchill

Friday, December 19, 2008


In case you missed it, last week The Washington DC Superior Court Ruled that there will be NO NATIVITY SCENE IN WASHINGTON DC THIS CHRISTMAS.

the ruling was not based on constitutional or religious reasons but simply on the fact that they were unable to find three wise men or a virgin in Washington DC.

They were however able to locate more than enough asses to fill the stable.

Monday, December 15, 2008

ONLY in America....really...think about it.....

OK...Your house is filled with swastikas and you've named your son Adolf Hitler Campbell (one of his sisters is named Joycelynn Aryan Nation Campbell) and you're upset that the local Shoprite won't write Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler on the 3-year old's Birthday Cake. No this is not a SNL skit. It's for real !

Stand By for lawsuits ! Somebody wants attention.

This "case" is good for at least a solid year's worth of lesson plans if you teach Law, Media, Ethics, History.....and we could go on....Parenting, Civics, Sociology.

Legal: Did Shoprite make a reasonable attempt to provide the same service it provides to others to the Campbells ? I think yes. Actually they could of even written Happy Birthday Adolf-

as there are 365 unique Adolf first names in PA and 302 in NJ ( Texas is #1 with more than 1000)

but I believe the Hitler part was over the line. Yes I'm for free speech but I don't think people should be allowed to yell FIRE in a crowded theatre or say that they have a bomb in school.....and I believe considering Adolf Hitler's (the Nazi who invaded Europe and killed millions-that one)
history...there's been plenty written about the guy.....the full name falls in that catagory of provoking trouble.

example: Happy Birthday Ted vs. Happy Birthday Ted Bundy (look it up)

Please take the time to read the entire article and carefully review the father's responses to how and why he named his children the way he did and the fact that he went to WAL MART and they had no problem with it- well GOD BLESS AMERICA. This story will also make national news within 48 hours. for several reasons....because...most media sits on it's tail and waits for stuff to come to them....and
when you think about it....this is an interesting story on many levels.

Pay attention to how people discuss this and where the emphasis falls....

There are many issues here ...beyond...the sharks(lawyers) planning their moves

Will it become comic fodder or parental horror? A swastika in every room of the house ?
The father claims it is a sign of peace ? Anything to do with the swastika has been horribly perverted since the Nazi party of the 1930's. And the debate will rage on...

But remember one thing.....if this was would of never heard of this story.....the guy would of just vanished one day, the same in the USSR, China and hundreds of other places around the globe.

And one more thing.

If you're one of those morons who keeps calling President George W. Bush Hitler, and saying the United States is a fascist government, for goodness sake please read some books, read some history. Turn off Comedy Central & Oberman long enough to read something besides a blog...ok read a couple blogs.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I just finished my Christmas shopping. I'm very excited.

fistfights: 0
flipped off: 0
fondled: 0
pushed: 1 time (by my wife)
shoved: 0
spat on: 0
touched: 1 time (not sure who- it was at Wal Mart)
stared down: 1 time (promenade shops-sale item)
followed: never sure

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 6, 2008

the Genius behind OBAMA's Brilliant speeches

As a person who communicates for a living and teaches public speaking, I think some of Barack Obama's speeches are among the most memorable and engaging of our generation. Speech writing is not easy especially when they are written for world or future world leaders. I was amazed to see that Obama's Director of Speechwriting -and writer of some of those memorable campaign speeches is only 27 years old. An impressive career already for this man: Jon Favreau

Friday, December 5, 2008

Do YOU care about our troops?

Look how easy it is to show it..

Here's the address and all the information: Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights
MD 20791-5456,1077,0_489_8382,00.html

God Bless America


I know times are tough but YOU can still help BAIL OUT HILLARY CLINTON

here's the info:

USA is #1

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Today was school store day.. at least that's what my wife told my oldest son and me. So we got up early and I drove my 7 year-old to school. He has been saving his allowance to make some hefty school store purchases. Like some Smencils-those PENCILS that smell can decide what they smell like. he says they're all the rage. In former girl-friend(they're still friends-but no longer an item) gave him a smencil but like his dad, he has to buy several of everything(no reason). You never know when you might need an extra smencil...or if the aroma runs low during a test or something. So we arrived early ...because...he also wanted some retro erasers and some funky folder that WAS ONLY A DOLLAR-can you even imagine ! ? Holy savings ! Bat Boy ! So there we son and a bunch of kids dropped off in the cafeteria.....and me. I'm they're really cuttin' it close..I mean they don't even have the tables set up with all the cool school supply items and smencils and the store opens in 11 seconds. And where are the PTA parents that sell all that cool stuff anyway? So about 10 more minutes go by. my son is really excited. He's taken out his money and refolded it several times. He also has a pocket full of quarters to avoid change making delays. There's only one other parent there with her son in the cafeteria full of kids waiting for I ask her, when do they open the school store for the first graders ? "NEXT THURSDAY AT 8:30" she says. "These kids are waiting to start class"

Well it's a good thing Mr GOOBER and his son were there a week early to get in line for the smencils.

I called Mrs. GOOBER on the way home to re-confirm the wrong date.