Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Passings

Here is link to the LA Times review of some notable people we lost in 2008.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Good TV links

The first link will take you too a few clips from the upcoming season of "24", which I found thanks to Mrs Completeist and E!. http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b75018_new_24_will_blow_you_away.html?sid=rss_topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories

This second link is to a great article about the interesting life of journalist and What's My Line? panelist Dorothy Kilgallen. She was involved as a reporter in some of the biggest trials in the 20th Century and her links to the Kennedy family may have been a what ended her life.
You decide....its tremendous reading if you enjoy history of US television and journalism

Give me your thoughts on what you think about these type of post.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Its time for a couple of #1 songs!

Well I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and looking forward to a great New Year so lets finish 2008 off with another pair of Billboard #1 songs. The first is from August of 1964 and was a completely out place big hit. It was right in the middle of the Bristish Invasion and Motown beginning to dominate the airwaves when old reliable and tremendous singer Dean Martin hit #1 with "Everybody Loves Somebody":

and now we move to this week in 1967 as the Beatles closed out the year with the top song of "Hello, Goodbye" from "Magical Mystery Tour"

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Funny but It shouldnt have been

From the LA Times the obituary for a Nobel Prize winner. Showing that no matter what good you do for the world, the worst thing you do will be in the headline of your obit. Now, I did laugh and you will too and it shouldnt be funny but it is...

When NFL Refs go bad

Ok you have to check out these photos from the St Louis/San Francisco game this last sunday.
Courtesy Shutdown Corner

Monday, December 22, 2008

TV Trainwrecks

Just a quick post for an article I found on TvTattle.com today The Top TV Trainwreckss in 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008


Please tell me what shows you currently watch and enjoy or dislike. I want to post them and see what is the favorites or least favorites among the small group of readers.

My Top 5 favorites currently airing:
1) The Big Bang Theory
2) The Office
3) The Soup
4) Family Guy
5)Pushing Daisies

Eddie Murphy and the BBQ

This is by special request from Doug

Eddie Murphy and the Ice Cream Truck

Followup post

on a previous post I had a video of a 60s dance for "Lurch" from The Addams Family (Ted Cassidy). As you know the video has been removed from Youtube but here is the song and you can imagine Lurch dancing.

Quick Post to a Cool Story


Cartoon geeks will enjoy this or if you remember these cartoon attempts.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

#1 Songs of the day

Well lets look at a couple from the 1960s. First lets watch Herman's Hermits from May 1965 as they sing their #1 smash "Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter". It spent 3 weeks on top of Billboards Hot 100:

and we follow that up with the song that Herman's Hermits knocked out of number one with "Mrs. Brown". Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders "The Game of Love" and if you notice these were both filmed during the same concert in 1965.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just My Opinion

The Golden Globe have become a joke. Most of the shows nominated in the best TV comedy division outside of "The Office" are not very funny and few people watch them...even "30 Rock" with its Emmy wins and pretty good cast hasnt found a big audience outside of NY. Now when it comes to the movies I am sure they have all been screened in NY and Los Angeles and thats all that matters in Hollywood. I dont even know if any of them are in wide release yet..probably waiting for the awards to use in there advertising so they can make the big push towards the Academy Awards.
Please let me know your thoughts if you care. I know most of you dont but Its something to talk about that doesnt involve the Governor of Illinois.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Photo of the Completeist library

Its not that great a picture but it will have to do for now and its just part of the library. Its nothing compared to my Godfather of collecting, and good buddy Rick Scott's collection but its not too bad

NHL Voting

For those of you interested you can vote for the NHL AllStar teams.

NHL All-Star Fan Balloting- Click to Vote

and I voted!
NHL All-Star Fan Balloting- Click to Vote

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

What I am reading now

This has been a very fascinating book. Its second chapter covers the very odd case of the murder of David "Stringbean" Akeman of HEE HAW fame, and his wife in 1973. There were surprised in their home by 2 burglars looking for cash supposedly hidden in the home. Stringbean did not use banks but kept thousands of dolllars in cash in his bib overalls he had on, which they didnt bother to check.
There are several blogs with stories about him but this one is probably one of the best:

Todays #1 Song Videos

You know how much I love talking about Billboard's #1 songs...well here are a couple for you viewing and listening pleasure.
From 1972 with thier only number one hit The Looking Glass with "Brandy"

and from 1974 its Gordon Lightfoot with "Sundown"

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Well I watched the dvd "Hancock" with Will Smith. It was very entertaining but not one I would say is going to be remembered years from now, however it would make for a nice sequel and maybe a 3rd movie. It lends itself to that type just like the X-Men, SpiderMan, IronMan and so on. I say if you want an entertaining couple of hours this would be a good movie.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Movie I cant wait to see!

This is called "The Wrestler" with Mickey Rourke due in theaters in December. It already has the buzz of best actor nomination for Mickey Rourke and Best Picture. This could be an interesting Oscar race if this and "The Dark Knight" both get nominated.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Things I never knew existed #1

I saw this little clip on Mark Evanier's website
and it was hilarious. I had no idea there was such a dance becuse it apparently didnt cause a craze like the twist did in the 60s. So here it is....

Dont Blame me if you all want to get up and try it

Sunday, October 26, 2008


As you probably know from reading this or even knowing me, I love reading, talking and listening to the #1 songs off of Billboards Hot 100. Especially from the 1970s.
Well here are a couple of videos for 2 songs that everyone knows but will rarely admit they like:

#1 in 1979, it was the last song to top the charts in the 1970s: Rupert Holmes "Escape" better known as "The Pina Colada song":

And this one was #1 in January 1974,"Baby Come Back" by Player. It broke up the monopoly the Bee Gees had at that moment. It sandwiched 2 weeks at #1 between "How Deep is Your Love" and "Stayin Alive". The great trivia for this song and group is that the bass player Ron Moss(wearing a red outfit in the video) became more famous in the 1990s for playing Ridge on the CBS soap opera "the Bold and the Beautiful".

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lets talk music

Well lets see I was listening to UltimateOldiesradio.com on monday and this weeks top 40 Cashbox countdown was from Oct 5th 1968. Lets look at the TOP 11 songs 40 years ago:

11) Magic Bus - The Who
10) Girl Watcher - The O'Kaysions
9) On the Road Again - Canned Heat
8) Special Angel - The Vogues
7) Fool on the Hill - Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66
6) I've Got to Get a Message To You - Bee Gees
5) Midnight Confessions - The Association
4) Hush - Deep Purple
3) Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
2) Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley
1) Hey Jude - The Beatles

Now that is a TOP 11! Just about everything in this one and at the top the #1 Beatles song in their incredible recording career, which is saying something when you think about all the songs they have recorded. Next week I week have the next Cashbox countdown. I am sure the Billboard was pretty much the same and Hey Jude ruled the airwaves that fall on any chart that you could find.
Now for an interesting look at Billboard history, at their website they are celebrating 50years of the Hot 100 singles chart. They have all kinds of charts and my favorite is the countdown of the Top 100 songs in chart history and they included when possible the video. Good stuff and I wont spoil it by telling you the #1 song...hint: its not Elvis or the Beatles (killed any guess you had didnt I).

New arrival at the Completeist Library

Well I had a productive week of book buying. I bought one off of ebay and another came from Book of the Month Club 2, formerly Zooba and another I found at the Atlanta Earth Festival's book sale.

The Beatles Anthology I purchased off of ebay for 10 plus S/H which wasnt even half of the new price I found everywhere else. Awesome book, weighs 7 lbs and is so full of stuff it will make your head spin.

The George Burns book I purchased for a dollar at the Atlanta New Earth festival and I will be reading it shortly. Looks like a very good follow up to his bestseller Gracie.

Then I got "Rome 1960" from my bookclub for 9.95 as my monthly selection. Read the excerpt in Sports Illustrated and it read wonderful.

A side note about the Atlanta Festival, I passed up a chance to purchase quite a few classic albums from a yard sale..these included "The Red Album" by the Beatles, "Moody Blue" by Elvis, several Three Dog Night disc and many others. I did buy at my daughter's recommendation the soundtrack to "HELP" by the Beatles. She has a shirt like that and wha the heck it is a pure classic LP. Oh and 4 classic KISS albums, oh well, live and learn. I will need the money for living if things keep going the way they are for much longer.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

R.I.P. Paul Newman

If you want a great and funny Paul Newman movie, then you need to see "Slapshot"

I fell in love with this movie before I fell in love with hockey and now its a ritual of fall, winter, spring, summer...heck anytime to watch this. You have to watch like the Rocky Horror picture show and say the lines right along with them or you are not a fan.
This is another great clip from "Slap Shot". If you dont laugh then go to a game, then come home and watch it again.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tv Favorites

Well some of my favorite shows have premiered with their new season and so far they are worth the wait. Family Guy however is close to jumping the shark, it needs less Seth McFarland singing and more just plain funny stuff. The new season got off to a rocky start lastnight but by the end it had some laugh out loud jokes and references so I will continue. The Simpsons however may be on its last legs. They have in my own view gone past the much watch stage into "its still on?" area. I hope they can recapture some of the glory they have lost over the last 5 years.
"The Big Bang Theory" on CBS should be up for best comedy at the Emmys next year. It is one of the funniest and smartest shows on tv. It doesnt talk down to you it just assumes you are that smart and get the jokes and references. I love that idea, much like "Fraiser" was for most of its run.
Let me know what you like or dont like in the new tv year.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Is anybody out there?

Is anyone reading this? I thought maybe I could share stuff with my friends and others but It seems like no one is ready this at all. Help me out here. Let me know yes or now.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

R.I.P Killer Kowalski, Jerry Reed and Don Lafontaine

It has been a weekend of sad departures. The passing of wrestling legend Walter "Killer" Kowalski on Saturday then the loss of voiceover legend Don LaFontaine today and in between the passing of country legend Jerry Reed.

Here is a sample of Jerry Reed most people dont know, the good singer

Here is an interview with Don Lafontaine on the Today Show:

and finally a classic match of Killer Kowalski:

Saturday, August 30, 2008

after summerslam

A couple of pictures from the after the show ended as they were tearing it all down.
The people that had seats on the floor ringside got to keep their special painted chairs. We stayed and watched as guys tried to sneak down and walk off with ones that were left behind by some folks who didnt realize you could keep them. Well the security at the fieldhouse was smartly checking tickets to match people to seat numbers so no one got down there to get one that didnt pay for it. One guy waited until almost everyone was gone and still tried to claim since no one took it he should be able too. Didnt work. It was fun but I am glad I didnt buy the ppv..being there in person was a great show but watching at home probably saw a terrible show.


Yes I am wrestling fan and earlier this month, thanks to a really good friend I attended the 2008 edition of WWE SummerSlam. It was at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis this year. It was a tremendous live event, however my friend and I have discovered that we are no longer the demographic that the WWE is looking for in their audience. It was all geared to the kids (who LOVED the show) in the crowd. From the reaction of the kids all around us it was a success, however the in ring product for us old school types was waaay below par.
Here are a few pics of the event and yes we had GREAT seats.


Well its been almost a month again since I posted. Well I have a lot of good stuff to post now.
First let me say screw all you democrats I like the pick for John McCain's running mate. I now will actuall vote for him. I think Obama/OBinden will be a disaster for the country. Debate me all you want I am not backing down. I think OBiden is a good choice if you want to lose, they want CHANGE and a NEW DIRECTION...well lets pick a senator who has been inside the beltway for 30 years and wouldnt know change if it sat on his lap.
So there you have my political thoughs. Oh yeah Michael Moore is stupid bitch.
Stay tuned for more good stuff.

Friday, August 1, 2008

just found this

I really like this song and have for years...just found this video
Gerry Rafferty's "Bakerstreet"

sorry for the delay

well I went the rest of July with nothing. Well If you read the news today you could see all the depressing events. The killing of a bus passenger in Candada to a Louisana boy who got his arm bitten off by an alligator while swimming in a lake...where they knew alligators were! BRILLIANT!
anyway this doesnt do the movie justice...there is a better trailer out there but this was what I could find on youtube...do a good search to find the other one, its worth it. Its the new movie with Toby Keith and Rodney Carrington called "Beer for My Horses"

Sunday, July 13, 2008

For Me

Well its my 41st Birthday today and its been a good one. Quiet and lowkey. I had a nice dinner with my girls and our friends Rick and Lore and Spencer.

If you read this, thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Getting Caught Up

Well its been a whole month since I posted anything. Quite a bit has happened in the world of pop culture. Nothing major in my life has happened, thank you very much I like quiet times.
Email me and let me know what you would like to see posted here or email me the link. I like posting interesting movie trailers, sports clips,funny videos and even a joke or two.

So stayed tuned to see whats coming up!

Friday, May 30, 2008

R.I.P Harvey Korman

A couple of clips one with Harvey at his best and the second is Vicki Lawrence giving us a great blooper.

and how would any tribute to Harvey Korman be complete without a visit to the trailer park for "Blazing Saddles". Mr. Korman made these Mel Brooks movies better and they would have been great without him but he adds something special to each movie.
Here's too Hedley Lamar

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stanley Cup Finals

Here is the schedule for the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals:
All times listed below are Eastern Daylight Time. Games marked in italics are if necessary.

May 24 Detroit Red Wings 8:00 pm Pittsburgh Penguins Joe Louis Arena Versus, CBC, RDS
May 26 Detroit Red Wings 8:00 pm Pittsburgh Penguins Joe Louis Arena Versus, CBC, RDS
May 28 Pittsburgh Penguins 8:00 pm Detroit Red Wings Mellon Arena NBC, CBC, RDS
May 31 Pittsburgh Penguins 8:00 pm Detroit Red Wings Mellon Arena NBC, CBC, RDS
June 2 Detroit Red Wings 8:00 pm Pittsburgh Penguins Joe Louis Arena NBC, CBC, RDS
June 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 8:00 pm Detroit Red Wings Mellon Arena NBC, CBC, RDS
June 7 Detroit Red Wings 8:00 pm Pittsburgh Penguins Joe Louis Arena NBC, CBC, RDS


Top Five

Here are 4 Hot TV Babes I love and one Movie Babe.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Welcome to the Trailer Park

this is a new release that I didnt know If I would care for it but you know it does looke like a good picture.

This is the home video trailer for "Rebecca" by Alfred Hitchcock. What a great movie. Hitchcock won an Oscar for Best Picture

I have sent this trailer to some already. A new documentary about steroid abuse, I can say I am really waiting for this.

and this runs about 4 mins but its for the great movie "Ben Hur". Enjoy


It has been a busy bad week so I havent posted as much. I will try and get some fun stuff up since this is supposed to be a blog of fun clips and pictures and thoughts.
Feel free to email me when you see something funny/strange. I love movie trailers and will be posting them every so often in "The Trailer Park".
See you soon.

In case you havent seen this

made me laugh...Sue Simmons on WNBC in New York dropped the F Bomb on live tv.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Don Cherry gets it started

and check out the jacket! He comes out swinging on ESPN.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Commerical time

A good old commercial featuring Gordie Howe...now you have to sit through another crappy Exxon commercial first then the good one. I remember all of these Natural Light commercial.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Springfield Rocks!

Three pics from our Saturday trip to Springfield IL to visit the President Lincoln sites: the only home he owned, the Lincoln Family tomb and his Presidential Library
it was a great trip and we also made a stop by Charlie Parker's for lunch. It was profiled on "Diner, Dives & Drive Ins" on the Food Network. It was a good time.

Go Here to see a great story on the Lincoln tomb: http://members.aol.com/RVSNorton/Lincoln13.html

Talk about a hit!

this is what happens when you skate with the puck and your head down. Legal all the way.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Talking about great soul singers

here is one of Al Wilson's great contemporaries with probably the best anti war song of the 1970s

Al Wilson R.I.P

A great 70s soul singer as left us. Al Wilson who had "THE" hit of 1974 with "Show and Tell", died on Monday of kidney failure according to his son. He was 68.
Here he is singing his song in all its classic soul glory.

here is a link to story from the AP

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

All in the Family

its one of the top 5 comedies in tv history and here is a clip from probably the funniest episode of the show with Sammy Davis Jr

and now a clip from the second funniest episode of the show!

2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

From ESPN.com
Pittsburgh 3, Ottawa 1

Here is a great site for hockey fans:

some great video.

So far this year the playoffs have been a treat to watch with my team the Pittsburgh Pengiuns running roughshod over the Ottawa Senators, but I hope they dont crash and burn in the next round after being so successful in the opening round.

Tonight on the Versus coverage (not as bad as it was last year, but still not great) you will see:

NJ Devils vs NY Rangers game 4
Detroit Redwings vs Nashville Predators game 4

For What's My Line? fans

thanks to the great site Newsfromme.com I found this clip of "What's My Line?" host John Daly interviewing Harpo Marx on the Today Show in 1961, enjoy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

new completeist work in progress

I am working on getting the dvd of all of the 80 winners of the Academy Awards Best Picture "Oscar".
here is a great video with clips from all winners

its been quite fun to collect and watch these movies

I've Got a Secret

This is a funny and sometimes sad book about a funny gentleman, Henry Morgan from "I've Got a Secret". He could be rude and cutting but also very very funny. He is truly an aquired taste.

he of course was on one of my very favorite games shows "I've Got a Secret" with Garry Moore...not the most recent failure that was thankfully discarded by GSN, but the classic B&W version.

Here from 1984 is Garry Moore looking back at the show its about 10 mins long but worth watching.

I have been recording the episodes every night on GSN along with "What's My Line?" my very favorite game show. I LOVE this show.
here is the final episode with host John Daly as the mystery guest:
John was always the emergency back up myster guest in case the scheduled one didnt make it in time for the show, but on the last one they thought it was appropriate that he actually be the special guest.

In Honor

In honor of the new book on Gerald Ford, here is a picture of something that has never happened before or since. A picture of 4 former US Presidents with the then current US Commander in Chief. A piece of history.

New book

I just recieved my new book from what was Zooba but is now BOMC2...which I dont care about but its a great club..one book a month for 9.95.
this month I got "Gerald Ford" in the American Presidents series..I have ones of U.S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Calvin Coolidge, Warren Harding and Rutherford B Hayes. What a great series, I highly recommend it for those who enjoy these types of books. I recommend the book club for anyone who loves to read.

Hello friends

Welcome to my blog. I am sitting here 6 days after knee surgery and decided a page at Myspace wasnt what I really wanted so I tried this.

Please let me know what you think.

there will things coming soon that I hope people, besides me, will enjoy