Archive for the Misc Category

Captain Phil Harris, dead at 53

Posted in CurrentEvents, Misc on February 10, 2010 by frankenstrat

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Woke up to this today and it really bummed me out. Had been praying that Phil would recover from his stroke but I guess that wasn’t in God’s plans for him.

The Deadliest Catch is a terrific show and a huge reason why is Captain Phil. He was just a straight up down to earth guy and I loved watching the interaction between him and his sons.

RIP Phil…You will be missed by a lot of people including me and my family

"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad – Captain Phil Harris. Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end," sons Josh and Jake Harris said in a statement released by the network. "For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down."
In a statement, Discovery Channel senior vice president Elizabeth Hillman says, "Phil was a devoted father and loyal friend to all who knew him." "We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart," she said.

Read the rest here: ‘Deadliest Catch’ captain dies

Christmas 2009

Posted in Misc on December 24, 2009 by frankenstrat

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hope you get everything you want and have a safe happy New Year!

Here’s the true meaning of Christmas from the greatest Christmas special of ALL-TIME. Enjoy.

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Posted in Misc on November 25, 2009 by frankenstrat

I posted this last year and all but a few things hold true.
I still love Rush and just listened to his annual Thanksgiving story today.

What’s changed from last year is we did have another terrorist attack on US soil, Fort Hood, my mom is in town this year & both my in-laws went to Florida so hope they have a great time.

As for everyone else hope you have a great turkey day, know I will!

Happy Veteran’s Day 2009

Posted in History, Misc on November 11, 2009 by frankenstrat

I dedicate this post to my father who is a Korean war vet and 2 of my uncle’s who are Vietnam vets and my father in-law who’s a Vietnam vet.

Thank you guys and to all who are or have worn the uniform of the American soldier.

We owe our freedom and very lives to you!

Fangoria’s top 20 Halloween haunts for 2009

Posted in Misc on October 2, 2009 by frankenstrat

These all look great, if I had the money I’d visit everyone of them!

1)  Netherworld – Norcross, GA (Atlanta area)
One of the most creative and ingenious Haunted houses ever created; movie quality special effects, elaborate sets, a powerful acting troupe and remarkably unique scares make Netherworld our #1 Haunted House in 2009!
http://www.fearworld.com/
2)  House of Shock – New Orleans, LA
The House of Shock is one of the most infamous Haunted Attractions in the world! A full horror pre-show features pyrotechnics, explosions and even a freak show.
http://www.houseofshock.com/
3)  13th Gate – Baton Rougue, LA
Louisiana takes 2 of our top 3 spots with 13th Gate coming in at #3 on our list.
Journey through 13 intensely detailed areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen.
http://www.midnightproduction.com

4)   The Darkness – St. Louis, MO

With a total renovation for 2009 you’ll see props and sets beyond your imagination at this fright complex in the city under the arch.
http://www.scarefest.com

5)  Dead Acres – Pataskala, OH (Columbus area)

An all out extreme haunted house on the outskirts of Columbus, OH; Dead Acres is a full on sensory assault performed every night right before your very eyes!
http://www.deadacres.com/

See all the rest here…HALLOWEEN 2009: FANGORIA’S TOP 20 HOMETOWN HAUNTS

RIP guys, all of you will be missed

Posted in CurrentEvents, Misc on June 29, 2009 by frankenstrat

After the last week of what seems like a icon a day kicking off this week just has to be better.

Ed McMahon (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) They’ll never be another late night comedy duo like Ed and Johnny. They were the best and the current crop late night guys are just not that funny.

Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) Every boy in the 70’s had a crush on Farrah and had this poster. I was no exception. Even had the plastic glass with this photo sealed in it. Still have to this day on display in our living room.

Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

This is the Michael I choose to remember…Not the sad freak show that he had become but what he was at his peak. To all the kiddies out there who might wonder why Michael’s death is such a big deal. Watch these videos and you’ll see why.

Billy Mays (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009)

Out of all the celeb deaths last week this one shocked the me most. MJ has been kind of sickly and scrawny a long time, Farrah had cancer for 3 years and Ed was 86 and in shaky health so not surprised there but Billy Mays!??! That guy looked strong as a grizzly bear. Don’t know if the rough plane landing had anything to do with his death(AKA the Natasha Richardson effect) here’s a link to it from FoxNews. 

Update on Billy’s death: TV pitchman Billy Mays had heart disease, coroner says

Update 08/07/2009 – Autopsy Results finally in & there was a reason he was always ‘on’

Autopsy Shows Cocaine Contributed to Billy Mays’ Death

Happy Mothers Day

Posted in Misc on May 10, 2009 by frankenstrat

I’m spending the day with my mom and mother in law and if they are still alive you should do the same. They won’t be here forever and you’ll wish you had when they are gone!

All you moms out there have a blessed day.