Tuesday, January 1, 2013

FB - Jan 21 thru 31st, 2010

So it's official, Leno will resume The Tonight Show in March. Yawn. Make no mistake, he'll still have a sizable audience, even after being (re)outed as a douche. It'll be an ancient, gray haired audience that is the bane of advertisers, but they'll still tune in.
January 21, 2010 at 7:13 pm Friends

Anyone from St. Adalbert's remember Gilly? Until a few minutes ago I hadn't thought of him in (easily) 20 years.
January 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm Friends

"The children? I don't care about the children. I just care about their parents money." - Mr. Krabbs
January 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm Friends

Bragan managed the Milwaukee Braves from '63-'65. RIP

Bobby Bragan led the Braves to winning seasons in each of their final three years in Milwaukee. Bragan died Thursday at age 92.
January 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm Friends

FYI: a short bio of me (under 100 words) should be appearing in Sunday's Crossroads section of the Journal-Sentinel. Feel free to add it to your Danny scrapbooks. I'll even autograph it if you send me a SASE and $1.99 for processing and handling (no COD's).
January 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm Friends

Desme was a 2nd round draft pick in 2007, won MVP honors in the minors, and was a 30/30 player (30 homers/30 steals) in 2009. Now, he's decided to quit baseball and enter a Catholic seminary. Good for him. I wouldn't do it, but good for him for doing what he feels is right.
Top Baseball Prospect Retires to Enter Priesthood, As a top prospect for the Oakland Athletics, outfielder Grant Desme might've gotten the call every minor leaguer wants this spring.
January 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm Friends

I'm sitting here listening to Lisa play Uno with the girls . . giggles and singing galore. A great moment.
January 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm Friends

@2am last night I sat on my front porch listening to the corner house across the street. Wickedly loud, but it's hard to get angry at a party that's blasting the Eurythmics and Culture Club.
January 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm Friends

Sure, I'm with Coco, but the best, funniest talk show host out there: Graham Norton. Laugh-out-loud, pee your pants hilarious.
January 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm Friends

Congrats to Indy and the best QB of this (or any??) era on their victory over the Jets. Now, it's time to root on the Saints.
January 24, 2010 at 6:11 pm Friends

YaYa is seven boxes shy of her Girl Scout cookie goal. If anyone is interested in closing that gap, let me know.
January 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm Friends

Again w/ the prepared script. Brett does something stupid on the field and IMMEDIATELY he's in pain, wincing and carrying on. But hark! Moments later, after the TV crew has time to laud his injury and gloss over the INT, he's fine. Imagine that.
January 24, 2010 at 9:05 pm Friends

Hey Joe Buck - get over your man crush on the Vikings and pretend to be objective, Mkay? I cannot believe Troy Aikman is the voice of reason in that booth. My word.
January 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm Friends

Booyah! Once again Brett chokes in the post-season and goes home empty handed. My phone is ringing with friends calling to bask in the gloat - - and I've already called my traitorous sister to rub it in! Whoo-hoo! Enjoy your one and ONLY ring!
January 24, 2010 at 10:23 pm Friends

From a FB friend: "Last two NFC Championship games Favre played in, his last pass was an interception....it was bitter the first time, it's sweet the second time." Amen!
January 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm Friends

Iraq on Monday executed Ali Hassan al-Majeed, the Saddam Hussein cousin and henchman widely known as "Chemical Ali," for crimes against humanity.
January 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm Friends

What lousy, lousy news. True (albeit dorky and lol) story: in high school typing class we were instructed to type out a letter to someone of our choosing. I wrote a fan letter to Pernell Roberts.

Actor Pernell Roberts, who played the eldest Cartwright brother in TV's "Bonanza," died at his Malibu, California, home Sunday at 81, his lawyer said.
January 25, 2010 at 11:48 pm Friends


Father Gene Jakubek, a beloved Milwaukee figure who left the city in 1989 after admitting to an affair with a woman, has passed away. He was 87. Among other things, Jakubek was the founder of Father Gene's HELP (Happiness for the elderly, lonely and poor). I still remember going with my Dadto donate clothing to that organization. He did a lot of good in this town. RIP Father.

Once one of Milwaukee's best known Catholic priests, Father Gene Jakubek was known both as a man of God and a man who fell from grace. He also was a man who picked himself up and went on with his life, still devoted to serving those in need.
January 26, 2010 at 3:18 am Friends

Here's a rule of life as true as any in physics. No matter how long your ride - 10 min, 30, eight hours- you can count on a radio station playing a great 7 or 8 minute opus when - and ONLY WHEN - you are 2 min or less from your destination. I haven't heard the end to Bohemian Rhapsody or LA Woman in years.
January 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm Friends
I finally (!) found a new tank for the turtle, dang near a month after his old one shattered. It's as big as his old tank/smaller than his temp. digs, but he seems happy. Smiley and I found it at Goodwill for $5, and stopped to get Franklin a 'welcome home' meal of live crickets as a treat.
January 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm Friends

Plans for Family Night: BBQ chicken with a baked potato bar (salsa, sour cream, bacon bits, etc), followed by either a card game or door-to-door for Girl Scouts. Later, AI. Right now tho' Lisa is volunteering at YaYa's play practice for the 1st time, and I expect some rookie hazing. I give YaYa a 50/50 chance of NOT forcing Lisa to give her up for adoption.
January 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm Friends

[wipes tear from eye] You did us proud little robot guy. Now rest in peace.

NASA's Spirit rover looks stuck for good in "a golfer's worst nightmare," say mission managers, an inescapable sand trap. "Spirit's driving days are likely over," says NASA's Doug McCuistion, director of the Mars Exploration Program. Spirit and its still-roaming twin,...
January 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm Friends

Quoting Lisa's FB: [YaYa]has reached her goal of selling 150 boxes of Girlscout cookies! I feel redeemed for a pitiful showing last year (we didn't sell any!). She told the last house "I only have 3 more to sell and then I can go home!"....and the lady bought it! (it was the truth, but part of me thought, why didn't we think about that line earlier!)
January 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm Friends

Family Night went as planned (for once!) and all was well. My take on AI: Avril was an immature brat and a waste of airtime, Katy Perry was stunning, headstrong, and should be invited back, and this show is doomed once Simon leaves. BTW, "This isn't a Lifetime movie" (Perry) was one of the best lines I've ever heard from an AI judge not named Simon.
January 27, 2010 at 2:10 am Friends

"Not ironic?? This is like O. Henry and Alanis Morissette had a baby and named it This Exact Situation!” - Archer
January 27, 2010 at 11:06 am Friends

Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday confirmed weeks of speculation about a new tablet computer as he unveiled the company's latest creation the iPad.
January 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm Friends
J.D. Salinger has passed away at age 91. RIP. Still, let me be honest: I'm one of those readers who felt Catcher in the Rye was vastly over-rated, and that Holden Caulfield was a spoiled brat.
January 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm Friends

How to be a Bad Parent to an 8 yr old: After school, YaYa was ecstatic. "Dad, I got a hundred on my math test!" she said. To which I immediately responded: "How?? Did you cheat?!"
January 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm Friends

From the piece: The measure would put the national debt @ $14.3 trillion — more than $45,000 for every person in the United States. And the debt is increasingly held by foreign nations such as China. The measure passed 60-39 under ground rules insisted upon by Republicans that required 60 votes to pass it.

Senate Democrats needed all the 60 votes at their disposal Thursday to muscle through legislation allowing the government to go $1.9 trillion deeper in debt.
January 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm Friends
[the debt would be +$16 trillion by the time of the 2012 election]

My sister just called to say Jay Leno's on Oprah, doing an "aw shucks, I didn't mean to screw over anyone" schtick, perfected circa 1992. Never fear Jay, your AARP audience will stand by you. I thanked her for the info, but I've got no interest in boosting Oprah's ratings.
January 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm Friends

That's it folks. MPTV will no longer be featuring daily episodes of Mr. Rogers. By the time of my grandchildren it will known only through second-hand recollections. RIP Neighborhood of Make Believe. January 28, 2010 at 11:54 pm Friends
Today's random, taken out of context, overheard conversation, this time at a local restaurant: "Just shut up and put your meat in the hole".
January 29, 2010 at 9:05 pm Friends

This being Doppelganger week, I asked Lisa what celebrity I resembled. "Dante from Clerks," she said. Duh - I was even called Dante for a bit when the movie was big, and neither one of us has a chin. "That, or a really, really fat Ben Affleck."
January 29, 2010 at 11:00 pm Friends

Lisa took the girls to their Mardi Gras dance last night, coming home at 10:30 on an adrenaline high. L and I then watched 'This is It'. Commercialization of MJ's death? U betcha. But seeing his obsession to detail and the pure grace of his moves was worth it. And his voice . . . Sh*t. If MJ's voice wasn't a gift from God nothing is.
January 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm Friends
Open Pit on Ramen Noodles - heaven.
January 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I stand by a belief in never letting the urgent crowd out the important, but this is neither. There's bigger things to worry about in Washington than whether or not Boise State has the opportunity to win a NCAA championship. Seriously, Mr. President - speaking not as a Republican but as a citizen - why is this even on the radar?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review.
January 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm Friends

Came home from work and watched 'Ghost of Girlfriends Past' w/ Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Lacey Chabert and Michael Douglas. MUCH better than I feared. It's a fun romantic comedy and very enjoyable. Well worth the rental.
January 31, 2010 at 1:17 am Friends

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) -- Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn has been charged with breaking into a Connecticut bank and carrying a loaded handgun while intoxicated.
January 31, 2010 at 1:43 am Friends

Just finished polishing a piece I wrote, went to send it and the word processor crashed. Now, no trace of the file remains - no file, no anything. It's like someone took an eraser to it. Ugh.  
January 31, 2010 at 11:48 am Friends

Lousy day, lousy mood. Among other things our oven now refuses to heat up. Sha-it.
January 31, 2010 at 10:07 pm Friends

Watching the season premiere of the Duggars on "19 Kids and Counting" and juggling my DVR schedule to accommodate the return of Lost.
January 31, 2010 at 11:47 pm Friends

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