Wednesday, June 29, 2011


When I started this new blog, I thought I was going to stay away from the controversial opinion post that I did on the original Desdinova blog. However, I feel a need to direct some criticism at my generation that I had hoped we would not be apart of like previous generations.
I have read several recent articles in radio and music trades that say that the "generation gap" no longer exist among parents and their children (at least with music). Teenagers are downloading music from the 40s - the 90s, while some of the parents are listening to Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas and Nickleback.
Sadly, there are some people of my generation that didn't get the memo. These people seem to be repeating the mistake made by our parents, only they are doing it on Facebook and through e-mail. They forward it in an over circulated e-mail or they post cut and paste the status on Facebook.
These are usually a laundry list of how the younger generation has it better than we did. Like the "generation gap" propaganda of the previous generation, all of this makes the younger generation inferior to the writer's generation. The tone is overall hateful and disrespectful toward young people.
For some reason, the people who write these e-mails and Facebook post act like they are superior to the current generation because they cannot use modern technology. 

Another thing I notice with these e-mails and Facebook post is the glorification of child abuse. It makes beating children a positive.
These e-mails and Facebook post also seem to make out that ingesting harmful chemicals make a person superior to the younger generation. They seem to glory in eating lead paint and drinking from a garden hose. That seems to be the big one. Most of these act like drinking from a garden hose makes their generation superior to those who drink bottled water. 
What bothers me about this stuff is that my generation is falling into the same trap as a our parents. I would hope that people of my generation didn't ever utter the words "When I was your age." Sadly, we are sending it all over the Internet and Facebook.
Of course, an opinion, like this one, is why I'm considered the Super Villain of the Ozarks!!! Mwu-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


KYTV news anchor Ethan Forhetz opened a can of worms with a feature on the KY 3 website. Ethan chose his Top 10 favorite TV theme songs. The problem is ten doesn’t cover the number of great TV themes.

I’m going to give you a list of some of what I consider the greatest TV themes of all times. Unlike Ethan, I have created a criteria for my list.

I’m ruling out theme songs that were around before the TV show was created. This rules out Make Room For Daddy (“Danny Boy”), American Bandstand (Les Elgart’s “Bandstand Boogie”), Bosom Buddies (Billy Joel’s “My Life”), the Golden Girls (Andrew Gold’s “Thank You For Being a Friend”), Leave It To Beaver (“The Toy Parade”), Benny Hill Show (“Yakity Sax”), Absolutely Fabulous (Brian Auger and Trinity’s version of “Wheels On Fire”), Captain Kangaroo (“Puffin Billy”), The Young and the Restless (from the soundtrack of Bless The Beast and The Children), Crime Story (Del Shannon’s “Runaway”), the Avengers (An instrumental known originally as “The Shake”), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Gounod’s “Funeral March For a Marionett”), That 70's Show (Big Star’s “In The Streets”) and the CSI shows (Most of The Who’s greatest hits).

Also if the song was carried over from radio or a movie, I have disqualified it. This leaves out Dragnet, Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, The Roy Rogers Show, the Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy (A double whammy since it was on the “One of These Nights” LP by the Eagles) and M*A*S*H, Shaft, Magnificent Seven, In The Heat of the Night and Fame.

I put an asterisk next to shows with two different theme songs (open and close).

Let start this list.

1. Batman
2. Hawaii 5-O
3. The Monkees*
4. Gilligan’s Island
5. Beverly Hillbillies
6. Twilight Zone
7. Secret Agent*
8. The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
9. Peter Gunn
10. The Flintstones
11. Friends (“I’ll Be There For You”)
12. Rawhide
13. The Addams Family
14. Bonanza
15. Dark Shadows
16. Davy Crockett
17. Andy Griffith Show
18. Mary Tyler Moore Show
19. The Virginian
20. Happy Days
21. Dr. Who
22. Miami Vice
23. Ironside
24. Welcome Back Kotter
25. SWAT
26. Cheers
27. Rockford Files
28. Mission: Impossible
29. Hill Street Blues
30. Dukes of Hazzard
31. Route 66
32. The Banana Splits Adventure Hour
33. I Love Lucy
34. Love Boat
35. Dallas
36. The Greatest American Hero (“Believe It or Not”)
37. WKRP In Cincinati*
38. Have Gun Will Travel*
39. Soul Train (TSOP)
40. Here Comes The Brides (“Seattle”)
41. All In The Family*
42. The Jeffersons
43. The Mod Squad
44. Star Trek
45. Bob Newhart Show
46. Sanford & Son
47. Name of the Game
48. Spider-Man (60's Cartoon)
49. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
50. Baretta
51. Daniel Boone
52. Cornet Blue
53. Man From U.N.C.L.E
55. The Untouchables
56. The Adventures of Johnny Quest
57. Perry Mason
58. The Munsters
59. Mannix
60. Ally McBeal

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


This is the intro to the Green Lantern cartoons that aired as part of the Superman/Aquaman Hour. They were produced by Filmation Studios. Green Lantern's voice was by legendary radio/movie actor Gerald Mohr. The narrator was Ted Knight, who was later on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Too Close For Comfort.


This song reminds me of summer. I had this 45 in high school. I love the video.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


I may have a retro toy mystery on my hands. When I was about seven or eight years old, I was visiting my sister in Oklahoma. I went with my brother-in-law to get the car serviced. Since it was going to take awhile, we walked over to an antique shop (It was the only thing close) and looked around. Most of the stuff was vases, china and lamps (You know - old lady stuff). The only toy of any kind in the store was a Whitman tray puzzle. The picture was of a Native American boy and girl. The boy had caught a fish and the girl was cooking a fish in a frying pan. My brother-in-law pointed out that the boy was Little Beaver, the sidekick of a comic strip cowboy named Red Ryder. The puzzle was about $1, so he bought it for me. The copy write on this puzzle is 1954. There is a code number of some sort on it of 2628:29.

I have for the past few weeks been Googling to find out information on a possible price for this puzzle. I can't find any information on this puzzle. I can't even find a picture of it. I have seen several collectors and website showing two different Little Beaver puzzles. One pictures Little Beaver carrying an injured deer through the woods, as the other woodland animals look on in appreciation. The other puzzle depicts Little Beaver walking on rocks in a brook. I also cannot find any reference to a girl in the comic strip.
So I have decided to post photos here of the puzzle. If you have any ideas on this or have any info, you can either leave a message or contact my by e-mail at

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