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Tuesday, 31 August 2004
The Top Ten Presidential Bumper Stickers
1. Forest("Bush")Gump For President 2. Scrub The Shrub 3. Thanks For Not Paying Attention 4. Asses Of Evil 5. Re-Defeat Bush In 2004 6. Leave No Billionaire Behind 7. Stupid Is As Stupid Does 8. Putting The "Con" In Conservative 9. Steak Or Waffle 10. I Want Bush Not Bush Lite

The last two stickers refer to John Kerry.

Posted by qualteam at 11:12 PM EDT
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Monday, 30 August 2004
A Benny Shaved
About thirty years ago, a man by the name of Benny found an old oil lantern at Wasaga Beach. He took it home and started cleaning it. Suddenly, a genie appeared. He told Benny that he would grant him three wishes as long as he granted him one. "What would that be? Benny asked." "Don't shave for the rest of your life" replied the genie.
"What would happen if I did that?" inquired Benny. "I'd turn you into an urn", retorted the genie.

Benny agreed to the conditions and made his three wishes. With a good job leading to a government pension, he married and had ten children. As time went on, Benny's beard grew longer and longer until it reached the ground. His wife told him to shave it off or she'd leave him. Benny asserted that the genie would make him into a turn if he did that(Benny's memory wasn't that great.). Benny wife fired back "The genie hasn't been around for thirty years. He's not interested in you anymore."

Benny loved his wife and didn't want her to leave. He ran quickly to the bathroom and shaved off his beard.

The genie appeared and turned Benny into an urn. The morale of this story:

"A Benny shaved is a Benny urned."
Funny Stories

Posted by qualteam at 10:16 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 30 August 2004 10:24 PM EDT
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Sunday, 29 August 2004
Moview Review 80: Rio Bravo
Terrific cast makes this western oater into a superior picture. The secret to a great cowboy picture is to have lots of fun while despatching the bad guys. That's exactly what John Wayne, Dean Martin and Walter Brennan do in this picture. Three and a half stars.

Posted by qualteam at 11:43 PM EDT
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Saturday, 28 August 2004
Busy Days And Busy Nights
Sometimes, things are so busy that an entry like this is all, I can put into my blog. Most people are out and about on Saturdays and that includes me. It's good to have a life beyond the internet and the computer.

Posted by qualteam at 11:56 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 28 August 2004 11:58 PM EDT
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Friday, 27 August 2004
The Golden Boys At Casino Rama
It's always great to step back into the era before the Beatles and the British Invasion.

Back in the late 50s and the early 60s, it was relatively easy to become a star in Philadelphia because Dick Clark and American Bandstand was produced there. In support of Dick, he usually let anyone with a record lipsynch it on his show.

If you were going to be an American Idol, you had to have a record in the top ten on the Billboard charts. This was true of Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, and even Fabian Forte. After 45 years of performing, they still enjoy entertaining the boomers. The music remains young(Fabian even got 20 seniors up on stage doing the twist).

There were many jokes(and laughs)about aging performers, sons, daughters and modern "Rock". The highlight of the evening to me was Bobby Rydell's tribute song(Mack The Knife)for Bobby Darin.

Lots of nostalgia sure, but also lots of fun from performers who don't take themselves too seriously. Three stars.
Bobby Rydell's Webpage
Frankie Avalon Revisited

Who's Fabian Forte?

Posted by qualteam at 5:14 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 27 August 2004 5:57 PM EDT
Wednesday, 25 August 2004
Top Ten Rockin' Country Songs
I chose these songs for the good rockin' beat, the excellent lyrics and the great background instumentals:

1. The Corvette Song/George Jones 2. Chasing That Neon Rainbow/Allan Jackson 3. Adalida/George Strait 4. What Part Of No Don't You Understand?/Lorrie Morgan 5. Man, I Feel Like A Woman/Shania Twain 6. Tonight, The Heartache's On Me/The Dixie Chicks 7. Elvis And Andy/Confederate Railroad 8. Who's Your Daddy/Toby Keith 9. Redneck Woman/Gretchen Wilson 10. Ain't Going Down Till The Sun Comes Up/Garth Brooks

Send me any top ten list you many have.

P.S. Will wonders never cease? I ended up burning 484 songs on one ordinary CD for my wife? How? Read below. It was a miracle.

Somebody's Top Ten List Of Country Songs
Top Ten Lists On Anything Country

Posted by qualteam at 11:47 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 25 August 2004 11:58 AM EDT
Tuesday, 24 August 2004
Number One At The Boxoffice: The Exorcist
Again, it's the number one movie of the weekend despite poor reviews.

It's not that hard to predict when you realize that young people go out on the weekend for a thrill and maybe even a chill.

There are stories, genres, heroes and villians who have a great deal of mileage in them. Dracula, Darth Vader, Jason, Freddy, the demon in the Exorcist are just a few of these unkillable bad guys.

Have you ever wondered that in the real world there might be beings that are practically unkillable? Don't let the CIA know.

Who Or What Controls Katimavik In The 21st Century?
A Stupid Spoof On The Exorcist

Posted by qualteam at 10:07 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 25 August 2004 11:51 AM EDT
Monday, 23 August 2004
It's been a tough day.
Don't laugh, but six times over the last two days I've failed to burn 300 old country songs on one CD. With that statement, you probably think that I've just flew in from Newfoundland. The maximum should be 25 to 30 songs on one disk, right.

That would be the case if I'm using Windows Media Player or Roxio to do the job, but I'm not. I'm using Sony's SonicStage 1.1 software. I'm talking about 450 songs in the ACTRAC format on one CD. I've done it before with oldies and pop tunes, but this software doesn't like old country. Then again who does?...besides my wife?

Posted by qualteam at 11:41 PM EDT
Saturday, 21 August 2004
The Exorcist: The Beginning
As expected lousy reviews, but "The Exorcist: The Beginning" will probably be number one at the box office this weekend. Great ad campaign: Spooky, scary.

However, I must stress that the demon in "The Exorcist" reformed and became a minister at Hotel California somewhere in an Arizona desert. Check it out. Not everyone stays bad forever:
Reviews Of The Exorcist:The Beginning
He's helping others to confront the unknown

Posted by qualteam at 5:55 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 25 August 2004 11:53 AM EDT
Friday, 20 August 2004
Being A Cool Dude At Parties Or Anywhere
Mood:  a-ok
Dressing up like a hippie or Elvis is always cool. The greaseball look from the 50s and 60s is hard to beat at anytime. It's like saying, I was there and I helped create rock and roll and the counter culture.

There's also the burned CD of music that no one knows anything about, but it sounds groovy and cool.

Here's an example of a CD that can impress anyone at a party including the chicks:

1. Do You Remember These?/The Statler Bros. 2. Down By The Station/The Four Preps 3. Dungaree Doll/Eddie Fisher 4. Witchdoctor/The Chipmunks 5. Mash Potatoes/Dee Dee Sharp 6. Surf City/Jan and Dean 7. Dreamin'/Johnny Burnette 8. Baby Sittin' Boogie/Buzz Clifford 9. Mr. Bassman/Johnny Cymbal 10. Goodbye Cruel World/James Darren 11. Wildwood Days/Bobby Rydell 12. Dede Dinah/Frankie Avalon 15. Please Don't Tease/Cliff Richard 16. Walkin' With My Angel/Bobby Vee 17. Young World/Ricky Nelson 18. Bless You/Tony Orlando 20. Turn Me Loose/Fabian 21. The Great Imposter/The Fleetwoods. 22. 16 Reasons/Connie Stevens 23. Dear One/Larry Finnegan 24. Some Kind Of Wonderful/The Drifters 25. Bottle Of Wine/The Fireballs

Cool Stuff Through The Decades

Posted by qualteam at 5:56 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 21 August 2004 5:41 PM EDT

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