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May 24, 2015

Indianapolis 500 – May 24, 2015 — Calling all Hoosier’s

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The Indianapolis 500 is today and every Hoosier in the world should be watching this great race.

Now I am a NASCAR fan, but because I was born in Indiana I am required to watch at least 20 laps of every Indianapolis 500 race.  Yes Folks, if you were born in Indiana before 1979, look at the bottom left corner of your birth certificate.  In very small print it says that you agree to this contract and your parent’s signature assures the execution of this statement.

“So what happens if you don’t watch?” you ask?  Well they will take away your status of being a “Hoosier”.  Now I am very proud of being a “Hoosier” and I wish to keep that label for my entire life on this planet.  So every year I watch and smile when I hear the State Song, “On the Banks of the Wabash Far Away” played at the beginning of the 500.  See we get to call the race the “500” or “Indy 500” because I am a Hoosier.  If you are not a Hoosier you have to say, “The Indianapolis 500”.   The smiles grows when they follow the state song with “Back Home Again in Indiana”, which has also become an Indy 500 tradition.

We have nothing to add at this time except to say we are relieved we get to keep the “Hoosier” Title for another year because today we will be watching.  Get the milk bottle out and we shall see you at the end of the race at the bricks.

Important Note:  If it wasn’t for the greatest military in the universe out there in cyberland protecting the USA we probably would not have the honor participating in Memorial Day activities.

Great job you guys and THANK YOU!

March 1, 2015

The Voice 2015

voiceHere we go again and just when you think The Voice can not get any better, it does !!  The 1st week of “blind auditions” proved to this reporter that this will be the best season ever of The Voice.  (We say this at the beginning of every season.) The judges are a perfect group topped off with Christina returning and with the addition of Pharrell last season.  They seem to be having fun and some of the banter is really funny.  Hard to believe that Adam is having a tough time forming a team and has started slowly, but Pharrell and Christina are really pushing to get contestants, along with Blake.  Talent wise, WOW, this season has started with the “Concert every night” theme and we are enjoying every minute of it. Tough to pick a favorite this season, but we are still looking for the “wow” ones.

We have nothing to report except that we are also following American Idol, but they changed the format to only an hour per show and it seems odd to us. They are starting the live shows cramming it all in the hour limit.  The talent is fairly good this season, but we don’t like the hour format.

February 27, 2015

Good Bye Mr. Spock (Star Trek not Baby Doctor)

Filed under: Back in the Day — alaboutnothing @ 2:46 pm
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spock_bye_bye  Leonard Nimoy passed away today and we just wanted to say good-bye to someone who “back in the day” we traveled many TV miles through space and time with. After every episode we flashed the Vulcan Salute and went about our day. We still use the Vulcan Salute when we encounter fellow humans whom we wish “Live long and prosper”.

We have a friend named Ken and if you describe the 1st 20 seconds of an episode he could tell you the full name of the episode.  Yes folks, the guy knows his Original Star Trek.  So Ken, you are getting the Vulcan Salute from us.

For a completed history <<<<<CLICK HERE>>>>>>>

We have nothing else to report except you all of you out there in cyber-land we wish for you to “Live long and prosper”.

October 29, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS >>> WIN The World Series 2014

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The GIANTS just won the 2014 World Series and we are picking ourselves off the floor after a nail biting 9th inning that ended by a record breaking performance by pitcher Madison Bumgarner !!!  What a game!  WOW!  We can hear fire-works and cheering in the neighborhoods all around us here in the San Francisco area and we will be joining in soon.

 We have nothing to add at this time except >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LET”S PARTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 22, 2014

The Voice 2014 Season 7 – Battle Round Complete

VioceWhew!  The “Battle Rounds” are done.  We are exhausted especially from last night where we were on the remote constantly at the beginning of the show because the Giants were playing in the World Series and even thought they were ahead by 7 runs when The Voice started, he had to watch our “beloved” Giants play to the end of the game.

Okay so now that the “Battle Rounds” are over and our favorites made it through to the “Knock Out” Rounds starting next week, we need the time to update our notes and buy more munchies for next week.  The rest of this week we will be glued to the TV watching the World Series.

Hope all of you favorites made it through or were stolen and got to stay.  Have not heard from the Brandon Gang so we don’t know whats up with them.

Being a judge / mentor on the Voice must be tense.  They had some really tough decisions on the battles and basically it was a flip of the coin making the decision who won of not.

He have nothing to report right now except:


*************** GO GIANTS ***************

October 17, 2014

San Francisco GIANTS 2014 NLCS Playoff Victory

giants No getting around it folks, we are happy campers here in Giant land.  We watched the game last night on the edge of our seats.  That was one of the most exciting games we have seen since the last time the Giants were in the NLCS playoffs.  The end of the game was like a Hollywood movie.  The guy who made a mistake on a hit to left field that allowed the 1st run for the Cardinals ended up hitting the game winning home run!!  It does not get much better than this.

Here is a video taken by a fan in the “nose bleed” section of Giants Stadium and they are obviously exited over the home run.  <<<CLICK HERE>>>>

So we are officially on Giant watch for the duration of this year’s World Series against the Kansas City Royals, who were getting praised by the TV commentators last night, but HEY, Detroit was getting praised way back when and we swept them!

We have NOTHING else to add at this time except GO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O  GIANTS !!!!

October 15, 2014

The Voice – Season 7 – Battle Rounds 1 & 2

Filed under: The Voice — alaboutnothing @ 5:31 pm
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VioceWOW !  WOW ! Folks !  The first two nights of “battle rounds” have been GREAT !  YIKES !  The talent this year is beyond outstanding !  Have you seen your favorite yet ?  We are thinking Luke is looking good right now. but we have a long way yo go.

Rumors seem to be flying about Christina Aguilera replacing Gwen for Season 8 and it looks like that is what is going to happen.  < Click here for a link to the story >

Onward and upward, Season 8 is months away so lets enjoy this season and all the great talent, including Team Gwen, Team Blake, Team Adam, and Team Pharrell.  Next week the battles will continue and we have a list of singers we want to see.

The mentor / judge competition of words is really entertaining and the “steals” have begun. Making a choice by the team leader looks to be a really tough job.  We would just flip a coin.

We have never mentioned this before, but we think Carson Daly is one of the all time best hosts of any reality show.  It is really cool when he cheers with the families of each contestant when they were performing.

We have nothing to add right now except we strongly suggest that you take a few minutes and watch this video >>>>CLICK HERE<<<

October 8, 2014

The Voice Season 7 – The Battle Rounds next week

Filed under: General Nothing,The Voice — alaboutnothing @ 12:09 pm
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VioceWe learned a valuable lesson yesterday and that is to not post about an event ahead of time unless we absolutely know it is going to take place.  We posted that the Battle Rounds on The Voice were starting yesterday when in fact they are starting next week.  Last night were highlights of the “Blind Auditions” and some tid-bits of the judges interactions.  Since we saw all the Blind Audits it was kind of boring, but we managed to get through it.  We should have known better because basically all the vocal reality shows do the same thing and AGT takes reruns to a new level.

So now we can load up on munchies to prepare for the Battle Rounds and get our list ready for listing our favorites and get some new viewer questions ready.  In case you did not see the answer to “A cowboy rides in to town on Friday…etc”.  The answer is the cowboys horse is named Friday.  (we had to google the answer).

We have nothing to include except to ask if any of you out there in cyberland happen to see 60 minutes last Sunday?  Because we know nothing we were appalled by the segment on the cost of cancer medicines.  More to come on this subject as soon a we do some research and we NEVER do research, so that is how important we think this is.


October 7, 2014

The Voice Season 7 – The Battle Rounds Preview

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VioceOkay folks the “Blind Auditions” are over with and now we let the “Battle Rounds” begin …next week.  Dang, we have to wait until next week and tonight is just a review of the blind auditions.  Oh well, it will give us a chance to stock up on munchies and make our list and check it twice.

We will be here cheering for some of our favorites, which is a tough choice this year because of the great talent.  It will be interesting for sure as it always is and we are looking forward to see how good Gwen and Pharell are at mentoring.  Usher was outstanding so that is who we will compare to.

Also our congratulations go out to “thehonkinggoose” for getting the answer to the “A cowboy rides in to town on Friday…etc”.  The answer being “Friday is his horse”.  WTG!  Click on the comments below to see the response.

We though for sure the “Brandon Gang” would have got this one :)

Some of the highlights from last night got our interest in tonight’s battle rounds, but hey, we were there anyway.  Hope your favorites make it through and we will be looking forward to the weeks ahead.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to remind all of those out there who have not registered to vote to get to it.  We have some elections coming next month.  The cheetah vote needs to get done.


October 1, 2014

The Voice Season 7 – Blind Auditions

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VioceOnce again we had two night’s of a The Voice Concert and the interactions between Adam, Gwen, Pharrell, and Blake are proving to be entertaining in itself.   We were laughing at the bantering and  the crafty way the teams are being built.  Looks like the teams are filling up and the battle rounds will be starting soon.  (I wonder how we add Pharrell to our dictionary so we won’t keep getting the dreaded spell checker underline?).

It’s been a great two nights and we have nothing else to report yet except to leave you with this question, “A cowboy rides in to town on Friday, stays three nights, and leaves on Friday.  How is this possible ?”  (Leave the answer as a comment and we will report next week who posted the correct answer).


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