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If you do not know me (I mean, really know me) then there is something you need to understand before you read this blog: I value the truth above everything else... except a good laugh. A good laugh will almost always beat the truth as far as I’m concerned. Everything you read on this blog will be true, somewhat true, or something I made up in an effort to get a laugh. Sometimes I will go on a rant that I don’t really mean (or only kind of mean). Sometimes I will mean what I write only to completely change my mind a year, month, or day later. Such is life. By reading this blog you agree not to get offended by anything I write (or, at the very least, you agree not to tell me or anyone else that you are offended). It is worth noting that my employer does not endorse my blog (or even read it, to tell you the truth). The Wife also does not endorse my blog (though she will read it from time to time). I am not paid to write this... it’s just my way of giving back to the community. I have, and will, touch on a wide range of subjects and will give my opinion on these subjects. Again, most of what I say is for laughs but every now and then I will say what I really think and feel (see my views on Westboro Baptist Cult). How will you know when I’m serious and when I’m trying to get a laugh? You’ll know. And if you don’t know, well... maybe this isn’t the best thing for you to be reading. So, sit back, read and enjoy. Leave comments if you want and don’t be afraid to publicly follow me.



Saturday, May 31, 2014

And the Greatest TV Show of All-Time is…

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Corporal Thomas Francis Prendergast (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 25, 27, 29 and April 5, 1899. His citation reads:

For distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battle while with the Eighth Army Corps, 25, 27, 29 March, and 5 April 1899.

Private Joseph R. Prentice (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 31, 1862, at Stone River, Tennessee. His citation reads:

Voluntarily rescued the body of his commanding officer, who had fallen mortally wounded. He brought off the field his mortally wounded leader under direct and constant rifle fire.

Lieutenant Arthur Murray Preston (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 16, 1944, in Wasile Bay, Halmahera Island. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as commander, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 33, while effecting the rescue of a Navy pilot shot down in Wasile Bay, Halmahera Island, less than 200 yards from a strongly defended Japanese dock and supply area, 16 September 1944. Volunteering for a perilous mission unsuccessfully attempted by the pilot's squadron mates and a PBY plane, Lt. Comdr. (then Lieutenant) Preston led PT-489 and PT-363 through 60 miles of restricted, heavily mined waters. Twice turned back while running the gauntlet of fire from powerful coastal defense guns guarding the 11-mile strait at the entrance to the bay, he was again turned back by furious fire in the immediate area of the downed airman. Aided by an aircraft smokescreen, he finally succeeded in reaching his objective and, under vicious fire delivered at 150-yard range, took the pilot aboard and cleared the area, sinking a small hostile cargo vessel with 40-mm. fire during retirement. Increasingly vulnerable when covering aircraft were forced to leave because of insufficient fuel, Lt. Comdr. Preston raced PT boats 489 and 363 at high speed for 20 minutes through shell-splashed water and across minefields to safety. Under continuous fire for 2l/2 hours, Lt. Comdr. Preston successfully achieved a mission considered suicidal in its tremendous hazards, and brought his boats through without personnel casualties and with but superficial damage from shrapnel. His exceptional daring and great personal valor enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.


We’ve made it to the end of another May Countdown!!!! I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. Remember that these lists are just for fun and are not meant to be the final word (when you see them on other sites… the lists you see on here are the final word). I’m not sure what I’ll be counting down next May. I’m kicking some ideas around in my head (Top 449 Insults, Put-Downs & Taunts I’ve Used on Sonny or maybe the Top 873 Fashion Mistakes Found in the Family Pictures From My Youth… these are just some working titles). Of course, we are always open to suggestions (even if we might not use them). And don't worry, Mom, I'm not really going to do a list of insults I've used on Sonny.


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


10   Saturday Night Live   1975-present   This did for comedy what SportsCenter did for sports. Everytime it looked like this show was over, they'd change the cast a little (or a lot) and bounce right back. A lot of funny people have passed through this show.

9   The Golden Girls   1985-1992   I could watch this show every day. Four main characters and I loved them all. Susie thinks that one of the women on this show is like one of my Labor Day Aunts (I won't say which one).

8   NCIS   2003-present   The spinoff of J*A*G… Gibbs, Tony, Abby, Ducky and the rest of the gang have been solving crimes since 2003 and I've been with them the whole time. The end of Season 2 showed that this was the kind of show that wasn't afraid to take out a main character.

7   The Andy Griffith Show   1960-1968   The people who were in this show are some of the greatest of all time. Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Ron Howard… This is the kind of show that makes you long for the simpler good ol' days.

6   Gunsmoke   1955-1975   What started as a radio show went on to be a great TV show with a 20 year run. Set in Dodge City, Kansas, this show gave us characters like US Marshall Matt Dillon, Miss Kitty and Doc Adams. In the 20 year run, the show had 635 episodes (Law & Order, which also ran for 20 seasons, only had 456 episodes). Consider this... Thirty Westerns came and went during the show's 20 year run and Gunsmoke was the last one standing.

5   The Cosby Show   1984-1992   I know of one person who doesn't like this show… So, you figure in 2013 the population estimate in the USA was 316,128,839 which means roughly 1 in 316,128,839 people in this country don't like this show. Rebecca doesn't like it. That's it. That's the list.

4   Happy Days   1974-1984   Another show with Ron Howard, but this one includes the great Henry Winkler as the cool Arthur Fonzarelli.

3   North and South Book I & II (TV Miniseries)   1985, 1986   The music, the setting, the acting… All of it is perfect in this miniseries that focuses on the relationship between bestfriends (one from the South and one from the north) and their families before and during the Civil War…

2   The Sopranos   1999-2007   Think The Godfather, in a TV series format… (if you aren't sure, that's a huge compliment)

1   M*A*S*H   1972-1983   This is the #1 show of all time. Watch it and you'll agree (or at least you should). The finale, was (and I think still is) the most watched telivision episode of all time with 105.9 million viewers, 60.2% of households watched it giving it a 77% share. (The second highest was Cheers with 84.4 million viewers).

Friday, May 30, 2014

Top 25

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Sergeant James I. Poynter (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 4, 1950, near Sudong, Korea. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a squad leader in a rifle platoon of Company A, in action against enemy aggressor forces during the defense of Hill 532, south of Sudong, Korea. When a vastly outnumbering, well-concealed hostile force launched a sudden, vicious counterattack against his platoon's hasty defensive position, Sgt. Poynter displayed superb skill and courage in leading his squad and directing its fire against the onrushing enemy. With his ranks critically depleted by casualties and he himself critically wounded as the onslaught gained momentum and the hostile force surrounded his position, he seized his bayonet and engaged in bitter hand-to-hand combat as the breakthrough continued. Observing 3 machineguns closing in at a distance of 25 yards, he dashed from his position and, grasping handgrenades from fallen marines as he ran, charged the emplacements in rapid succession, killing the crews of 2 and putting the other out of action before he fell, mortally wounded. By his self-sacrificing and valiant conduct, Sgt. Poynter inspired the remaining members of his squad to heroic endeavor in bearing down upon and repelling the disorganized enemy, thereby enabling the platoon to move out of the trap to a more favorable tactical position. His indomitable fighting spirit, fortitude, and great personal valor maintained in the face of overwhelming odds sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Captain of the Main Top George Prance (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions from January 13-15, 1865, on board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. His citation reads:

On board the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during attacks on Fort Fisher, 24 and 25 December 1864; and 13 to 15 January 1865. Despite heavy return fire by the enemy and the explosion of the 100-pounder Parrott rifle which killed 8 men and wounded 12 more, Prance as captain of a gun, performed his duties with skill and courage during the first 2 days of battle. As his ship again took position on the line on the 13th, he remained steadfast as the Ticonderoga maintained a well_placed fire upon the batteries on shore, and thereafter as she materially lessened the power of guns on the mound which had been turned upon our assaulting columns. During this action the flag was planted on one of the strongest fortifications possessed by the rebels.

Blacksmith James Pratt (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 29, 1872, at Red River, Texas. His citation reads:

Gallantry in action.


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


25   Family Ties   1982-1989   Michael J. Fox as the young Republican with two liberal parents… comedy gold.

24   In Living Color   1990-1994   The Wayans family, David Alan Grier, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez and Rosie Perez… That's a pretty dang good list of people working on this show…

23   Mickey Mouse Clubhouse   2006-present   It's the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse… And Daniel LOVES it. Really, all of the kids do…

22   The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson   1962-1992   Ask all of the late night show greats who the greatest of all time is and they'll tell you Johnny Carson.

21   General Hospital   1963-present   I'm not big on these types of shows, but I do remember watching this one from time to time with Teresa Lynn.

20   Dallas   1978-1991   This show had a nice long run. It taught me all I know about Texas and the people who live there.

19   Cheers   1982-1993   Don't you want to go where everybody knows your name? And they're always glad you came? NORM!!!!!

18   Mama's Family   1983-1990   This is the kind of show that makes you laugh so hard you cry…

17   ER   1994-2009   This show was around forever… a lot of great actors passed through.

16   Bonanza   1959-1973   A man and his sons livin' the dream…

15   The Oprah Winfrey Show   1986-2011   Not my cup of tea… but you can't deny it's one of the Top 20 shows ever.

14   SportsCenter   1979-present   This show was a gamechanger. Anchors have come and gone, but SportsCenter is still going strong after 35 years…

13   Psych   2006-2014   A show on USA that drew the ratings this show did… just incredible. I didn't find out about this show until it was about a season or two old. Sonny told me about it when we were on vacation one year.

12   The West Wing   1999-2006   This is what politics are all about. Interesting fact… Dule' Hill was on this show and the previous show on this list.

11   Mad Men   2007-present   Man oh man… Talk about the good ol' days of advertising.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

We’re in the Top 40…

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Corporal Thomas Powers (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 20, 1869, at Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona. His citation reads:

Gallantry in action.

Corporal Wesley J. Powers (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 3, 1865, at Oostanaula, Georgia. His citation reads:

Voluntarily swam the river under heavy fire and secured a ferryboat, by means of which the command crossed.

First Lieutenant Robert Leslie Poxon (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 2, 1969, in Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Poxon, Armor, Troop B, distinguished himself while serving as a platoon leader on a reconnaissance mission. Landing by helicopter in an area suspected of being occupied by the enemy, the platoon came under intense fire from enemy soldiers in concealed positions and fortifications around the landing zone. A soldier fell, hit by the first burst of fire. 1st Lt. Poxon dashed to his aid, drawing the majority of the enemy fire as he crossed 20 meters of open ground. The fallen soldier was beyond help and 1st Lt. Poxon was seriously and painfully wounded. 1st Lt. Poxon, with indomitable courage, refused medical aid and evacuation and turned his attention to seizing the initiative from the enemy. With sure instinct he marked a central enemy bunker as the key to success. Quickly instructing his men to concentrate their fire on the bunker, and in spite of his wound, 1st Lt. Poxon crawled toward the bunker, readied a hand grenade and charged. He was hit again but continued his assault. After succeeding in silencing the enemy guns in the bunker he was struck once again by enemy fire and fell, mortally wounded. 1st Lt. Poxon's comrades followed their leader, pressed the attack and drove the enemy from their positions. 1st Lt. Poxon's gallantry, indomitable will, and courage are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


39   Bat Masterson   1958-1961   A good ol' Western…

38   Game of Thrones   2011-present   My buddy Cory told me this was a good show, so I gave it a shot. Wow! I really like it. Once you get past the fact that there are dragons in it, it's pretty good. Some people think there's a little too much nudity and violence in this show… but who am I to judge the culture of the people in the show? Even with the violence and nudity, The Wife likes the show (even if she might not admit it)... so you know it must be good.

37   The Shield   2002-2008   I completely missed this show when it was on air. I watched it on Netflix to prepare for this list and WOW! Man this is a great show. If you haven't seen it, check it out.

36   Arrested Development   2003-2006   Some website called this the funniest show of all time. That's just dumb… but this IS a very funny show…

35   All in the Family   1971-1979   There is no way this show would be on mainstream TV these days. Our society is, sadly, too "sensitive" and networks are too worried about offending people to ever air this type of comedy gold. This is the kind of show that embraced stereotypes and got people to laugh at them. The #88 show on our list (The Jeffersons) was a spin-off of this show. If you don't want to watch every episode (and I don't know why you wouldn't), you should at least look on YouTube for scenes with Archie Bunker and George Jefferson (and Archie with Sammy Davis, Jr.). If you can watch those and not laugh, then I pray God decides to give you a sense of humor before you die.

34   The Carol Burnett Show   1967-1978   This is another show that I don't think you can watch without laughing. It just can't be done. Sad? Watch this show and you'll laugh. It's possible there are people as funny as Carol Burnett, but none are funnier than her.

33   The Mickey Mouse Club   1955-1959, 1977-1979, 1989-1996   The original was probably the best. A lot of stars came out of this club… at the end of the day Justin Timerlake may end up being the biggest of them all.

32   The Bernie Mac Show   2001-2006   The late great Bernie Mac. This might be a show that a lot of people don't know about… but it is easily a Top 40 show.

32   Murder, She Wrote   1984-1996   I remember watching this at MaMa and Da's house when I was growing up. Angela Lansbury is simply perfect in this show. Of course, she's pretty great in any show… but she's perfect in this one.

31   Designing Women   1986-1993   This is a show I'd watch with Mom and Dad. It's like a younger version of the Golden Girls. Not quite as funny… but still funny in its own rights.

30   Boy Meets World   1993-2000   I would watch marathons of this in college. You could learn a lot from this show…

29   ALF   1986-1990   My favorite show while it was on air. My Uncle Keith could sound just like ALF (maybe still can… I'll have to see the next time I'm with him).

28   I Love Lucy   1951-1957   Who didn't love Lucy? I loved her enough to name my first born dog after her…

27   Matlock   1986-1992   A great Southern lawyer who loved hot dogs, music and wasn't afraid to call a jackass a jackass.

26   In the Heat of the Night   1988-1995   Another Carroll O'Connor show… He was one of the best.


Picture Thursday


The first State Championship ring.  Getting this made me realize that winning is as addictive as any drug.

Of the two State Championships we won, this was the best.  I say that even knowing that I was on the bench for this one, but a starter on the second one.  Still, there were zero expectations heading into this season.  This team was able to do something that no other JI baseball team had done.  Of everyone on this team, I probably did the least to help earn this championship (I was probably the 5th string 2nd baseman, which pretty much means I was to be the first guy off the bench in a fight because it would be ok for me to get thrown out of the game)... but no one on this ever pointed this out to me.  We were a team, from the star players all the way down to the last guys on the bench.  I can't say enough great things about this team. 

Uncle George playing with Mary Ruth, Daniel and Susie...


I couldn't watch for too long without getting dizzy

He got up there all by himself... and after this picture was taken, he realized he didn't know how to get down.

Daddy's sweet girl

He went the whole way all on his own


He was using his feet... but still, I thought it was pretty impressive

My cousin Louis and I would play with this when Granny would bring us to this park.  What boy doesn't like moving sand from one spot to another?


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

HAPPY 1,000th POST!!!!!!!!!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

First Lieutenant John Vincent Power (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on February 1, 1944, on Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as platoon leader, attached to the 4th Marine Division, during the landing and battle of Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1 February 1944. Severely wounded in the stomach while setting a demolition charge on a Japanese pillbox, 1st Lt. Power was steadfast in his determination to remain in action. Protecting his wound with his left hand and firing with his right, he courageously advanced as another hostile position was taken under attack, fiercely charging the opening made by the explosion and emptying his carbine into the pillbox. While attempting to reload and continue the attack, 1st Lt. Power was shot again in the stomach and head and collapsed in the doorway. His exceptional valor, fortitude and indomitable fighting spirit in the face of withering enemy fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Lieutenant John James Powers (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions from May 4-8, 1942, in the Coral Sea area. His citation reads:

For distinguished and conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, while pilot of an airplane of Bombing Squadron 5, Lt. Powers participated, with his squadron, in 5 engagements with Japanese forces in the Coral Sea area and adjacent waters during the period 4 to 8 May 1942. Three attacks were made on enemy objectives at or near Tulagi on 4 May. In these attacks he scored a direct hit which instantly demolished a large enemy gunboat or destroyer and is credited with 2 close misses, 1 of which severely damaged a large aircraft tender, the other damaging a 20,000-ton transport. He fearlessly strafed a gunboat, firing all his ammunition into it amid intense antiaircraft fire. This gunboat was then observed to be leaving a heavy oil slick in its wake and later was seen beached on a nearby island. On 7 May, an attack was launched against an enemy airplane carrier and other units of the enemy's invasion force. He fearlessly led his attack section of 3 Douglas Dauntless dive bombers, to attack the carrier. On this occasion he dived in the face of heavy antiaircraft fire, to an altitude well below the safety altitude, at the risk of his life and almost certain damage to his own plane, in order that he might positively obtain a hit in a vital part of the ship, which would insure her complete destruction. This bomb hit was noted by many pilots and observers to cause a tremendous explosion engulfing the ship in a mass of flame, smoke, and debris. The ship sank soon after. That evening, in his capacity as Squadron Gunnery Officer, Lt. Powers gave a lecture to the squadron on point-of-aim and diving technique. During this discourse he advocated low release point in order to insure greater accuracy; yet he stressed the danger not only from enemy fire and the resultant low pull-out, but from own bomb blast and bomb fragments. Thus his low-dive bombing attacks were deliberate and premeditated, since he well knew and realized the dangers of such tactics, but went far beyond the call of duty in order to further the cause which he knew to be right. The next morning, 8 May, as the pilots of the attack group left the ready room to man planes, his indomitable spirit and leadership were well expressed in his own words, "Remember the folks back home are counting on us. 1 am going to get a hit if 1 have to lay it on their flight deck.'' He led his section of dive bombers down to the target from an altitude of 18,000 feet, through a wall of bursting antiaircraft shells and into the face of enemy fighter planes. Again, completely disregarding the safety altitude and without fear or concern for his safety, Lt. Powers courageously pressed home his attack, almost to the very deck of an enemy carrier and did not release his bomb until he was sure of a direct hit. He was last seen attempting recovery from his dive at the extremely low altitude of 200 feet, and amid a terrific barrage of shell and bomb fragments, smoke, flame and debris from the stricken vessel.

Private First Class Leo J. Powers (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on February 3, 1994, northwest of Cassino, Italy. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. On 3 February 1944, this soldier's company was assigned the mission of capturing Hill 175, the key enemy strong point northwest of Cassino, Italy. The enemy, estimated to be at least 50 in strength, supported by machineguns emplaced in 3 pillboxes and mortar fire from behind the hill, was able to pin the attackers down and inflict 8 casualties. The company was unable to advance, but Pfc. Powers, a rifleman in 1 of the assault platoons, on his own initiative and in the face of the terrific fire, crawled forward to assault 1 of the enemy pillboxes which he had spotted. Armed with 2 handgrenades and well aware that if the enemy should see him it would mean almost certain death, Pfc. Powers crawled up the hill to within 15 yards of the enemy pillbox. Then standing upright in full view of the enemy gunners in order to throw his grenade into the small opening in the roof, he tossed a grenade into the pillbox. At this close, the grenade entered the pillbox, killed 2 of the occupants and 3 or 4 more fled the position, probably wounded. This enemy gun silenced, the center of the line was able to move forward again, but almost immediately came under machinegun fire from a second enemy pillbox on the left flank. Pfc. Powers, however, had located this pillbox, and crawled toward it with absolutely no cover if the enemy should see him. Raising himself in full view of the enemy gunners about 15 feet from the pillbox, Pfc. Powers threw his grenade into the pillbox, silencing this gun, killing another German and probably wounding 3 or 4 more who fled. Pfc. Powers, still acting on his own initiative, commenced crawling toward the third enemy pillbox in the face of heavy machine-pistol and machinegun fire. Skillfully availing himself of the meager cover and concealment, Pfc. Powers crawled up to within 10 yards of this pillbox fully exposed himself to the enemy gunners, stood upright and tossed the 2 grenades into the small opening in the roof of the pillbox. His grenades killed 2 of the enemy and 4 more, all wounded, came out and surrendered to Pfc. Powers, who was now unarmed. Pfc. Powers had worked his way over the entire company front, and against tremendous odds had single-handedly broken the backbone of this heavily defended and strategic enemy position, and enabled his regiment to advance into the city of Cassino. Pfc. Powers' fighting determination and intrepidity in battle exemplify the highest traditions of the U.S. Armed Forces.


This is the 1,000th post of I’m just sayin…!!!!!!!!!!! I would like to take a minute to thank all of you (family, friends, friends of family and friends, NSA agents, Chinese spies…) for taking the time to stop by and visit. I wish I could post something every day, but I did that one year and it almost killed me. So I will stick to the schedule that I have (it seems to be working). I think we’ve done some great things on here and I’m excited to see what the future holds for the I’m just sayin… staff. Perhaps before we reach our 2,000th post we will have won the wars on hunger, poverty and bad music. Until then… Let’s take a look at my Top 5 list…

5   The Andy Griffith Show

4   The Cosby Show

3   Matlock

2   PSYCH

1   NCIS


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


54   Friday Night Lights   2006-2011  

53   Doogie Howser, M.D.   1989-1993   Who didn't love this show? A teenage boy genius who has to deal with "regular" teen stuff while also being a supersmart doctor.

52   Diagnosis: Murder   1993-2001  

51   24   2001-2010   Highly rated show for many years… I know it has a big fan base…

50   Chappelle's Show   2003-2006   This was a GREAT show and would probably be ranked higher if Chappelle hadn't walked away from it…

49   Curb Your Enthusiasm   2000-present   I don't like it as much as some people do… but it does have it's moments

48   30 Rock   2006-2013   A lot of funny people were on this show.

47   JAG   1995-2005   This is the show that spunoff my #1 show. I remember watching this one with Dad while I was in high school and home from college.

46   Card Sharks   1978–1981, 1986–1989, 2001–2002   What a great game! I'm not sure why it never had a long run…

45   Modern Family   2009-present   If you haven't seen this show, you're missing out big time. It is very, very funny and will probably have a much better ranking in future polls.

44   Bewitched   1964-1972  

43   Columbo   1968-1978, 1989-2003   A fun "whodoneit" type show with an "awe shucks" type lead character.

42   America's Most Wanted   1988-2011   This show isn't on anymore, which leads me to believe they caught all of the bad guys…

41   American Bandstand   1952-1989   Great music and great dancing. Well… at least great music (for the most part).

40   Batman   1966-1968   Adam West as Batman… that's what I'm talking 'bout…

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

20 years?

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

First Sergeant Norman F. Potter (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 24, 1863, at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. His citation reads:

Capture of flag (Bragg’s army)

Major William H. Powell (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 26, 1862, at Sinking Creek Valley, Virginia. His citation reads:

Distinguished services in raid, where with 20 men, he charged and captured the enemy's camp, 500 strong, without the loss of man or gun.

Private Albert Power (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on March 7, 1862, at Pea Ridge, Arkansas. His citation reads:

Under a heavy fire and at great personal risk went to the aid of a dismounted comrade who was surrounded by the enemy, took him up on his own horse, and carried him to a place of safety.


Our Top 5 Fan list today comes from by good friend Danny (yes, that Danny)…

5   SNL

4   The Sopranos

3   The Big Bang Theory

2   Survivor

1   Sports Center


Twenty years ago tonight James Island won its first State Championship in baseball. The team was down 1-5 in the bottom of the 7th (final) inning with one out and things not looking so good. But nobody gave up… and 3 Fort Mill errors, two walks and two wild pitches later the game was tied. The boys held Fort Mill scoreless in the top of the 8th. Fort Mill got two quick outs in the bottom of the 8th before walking the #9 batter… which was followed by an intentional walk then an unintentional walk to load the bases. 1 wild pitch later and history had been made. Oh what a night…


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


69   My Name Is Earl   2005-2009  

68   Alias   2001-2006   This show started out so great… and then the lead actress and lead actor broke up in real life and the show went down hill fast.

67   Monday Night Football   1970-present  

66   Mister Rogers' Neighborhood   1968-2001   Won't you be my neighbor…

65   Magnum, P.I.   1980-1988   Possibly the greatest mustache on TV…

64   MacGyver   1985-1992   If I was ever stuck somewhere, I'd want MacGyver with me…

63   Late Night with Jimmy Fallon   2009-present  

62   Late Night with David Letterman   1982-1993  

61   Jeopardy!   1964-present  

60   House   2004-2012  

59   Hogan's Heroes   1965-1971  

58   Hill Street Blues   1981-1987  

57   Alfred Hitchcock Presents   1955-1965  

56   G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero   1985-1986   Another great cartoon that, thanks to DVDs, I am able to share with Mary Ruth.

55   Friends   1994-2004   Funny show that could be ranked higher on this list… but it's not.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Susan’s Top 5

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Colonel Philip Sidney Post (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 15-16, 1864, at Nashville, Tennessee. His citation reads:

Led his brigade in an attack upon a strong position under a terrific fire of grape, canister, and musketry; was struck down by a grapeshot after he had reached the enemy's works.

Captain James Parke Postles (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His citation reads:

Voluntarily delivered an order in the face of heavy fire of the enemy.

Private George W. Potter (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 2, 1865, at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads:

Was one of a detachment of 20 picked artillerymen who voluntarily accompanied an infantry assaulting party, and who turned upon the enemy the guns captured in the assault.


Our Top 5 Fan list today comes from my cousin Susan…

5   The Price is Right

4   Law and Order

3   General Hospital

2   The Cosby Show

1   Saved by the Bell


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


84   Airwolf   1984-1987  

83   The Abbott and Costello Show   1952-1954   You might be able to find some comedy duos who are as funny… But you'll never find any who are funnier than Abbott and Costello.

82   Sesame Street   1969-present   Classic

81   Seinfeld   1989-1998   A very funny show… the last episode wasn't that great, but overall the show was funny.

80   Scrubs   2001-2010   This show was a great look into the medical world.

79   Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?   1969-1971, 1978   A great look at the '70s and the hippie culture…

78   Saved by the Bell   1987-1993   A great high school soap opera

77   Lassie   1954-1973   The dog that all pets try to live up to…

76   Sanford and Son   1972-1977   Red Foxx… That's what I'm talking about

75   227   1985-1990  

74   Rawhide   1959-1966   Keep them dogies rollin'… Rawhide!

73   Phineas and Ferb   2007-present   The greatest modern day cartoon ever

72   Perry Mason   1957-1966  

71   Pardon the Interruption   2002-present   This show is a game changer. It could be, perhaps, the greatest sports show on TV.

70   Night Court   1984-1992   A great look at the legal system

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Luke 12:15

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Private John R. Porter (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions during April 1862, in Georgia. His citation reads:

One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

Farrier Samuel Porter (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 12, 1870, at Wichita River, Texas. His citation reads:

Gallantry in action.

Sergeant William Porter (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 6, 1865, at Sailors Creek, Virginia. His citation reads:

Among the first to check the enemy's countercharge.


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


99   THUNDERCATS   1985-1989   Another GREAT cartoon that, thanks to DVDs, I am able to share with Mary Ruth (and the others, but she likes it more than they do).

98   The Wonder Years   1988-1993   A pretty good show based on my friend KC's childhood… HA!

97   The Twilight Zone   1959-1964  

96   The Soul Train   1971-2006  

95   The Smurfs   1981-1989  

94   Morning Joe   2007-present   I miss watching this morning news show now that I have to leave early…

93   The Simpsons   1989-present   This should probably be ranked higher… this show has gone on forever.

92   8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter   2002-2005   I thought this was a very funny show, but sadly it's probably remembered most for being the show John Ritter was working on when he died.

91   The Real Husbands of Hollywood   2013-present   If you like Kevin Hart, you'll love this show. If you don't like Kevin Hart, then you're missing out...

90   The Price Is Right   1972-present   Come on down!!!!!

89   21 Jump Street   1987-1991  

88   The Jeffersons   1975-1985    If I did a Top 10 of spin-off shows, this would be in it (and would probably be in the Top 5.  It's hard to really find anything wrong with this show.   

87   The Dukes of Hazzard   1979-1985   Just some good ol' boys… never meaning no harm… beats all you ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born…

86   The Colbert Report   2005-present   A fellow James Islander who is very funny.

85   The A-Team   1983-1987   Mr. T - What else do you need?


The I’m just sayin… Gospel Verse of the Week
Luke 12:15

          Then He said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Louis’ Top 5

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Colonel David Dixon Porter (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 17, 1901, at the junction of the Cadacan and Sohoton Rivers, Samar, Philippine Islands. His citation reads:

For extraordinary heroism and eminent and conspicuous conduct in battle at the junction of the Cadacan and Sohoton Rivers, Samar, Philippine Islands, 17 November 1901. In command of the columns upon their uniting ashore in the Sohoton Region, Col. Porter (then Capt. ) made a surprise attack on the fortified cliffs and completely routed the enemy, killing 30 and capturing and destroying the powder magazine, 40 lantacas (guns), rice, food and cuartels. Due to his courage, intelligence, discrimination and zeal, he successfully led his men up the cliffs by means of bamboo ladders to a height of 200 feet. The cliffs were of soft stone of volcanic origin, in the nature of pumice and were honeycombed with caves. Tons of rocks were suspended in platforms held in position by vines and cables (known as bejuco) in readiness to be precipitated upon people below. After driving the insurgents from their position which was almost impregnable, being covered with numerous trails lined with poisoned spears, pits, etc., Col. Porter led his men across the river, scaled the cliffs on the opposite side, and destroyed the camps there. He and the men under his command overcame incredible difficulties and dangers in destroying positions which, according to reports from old prisoners, had taken 3 years to perfect, were held as a final rallying post, and were never before penetrated by white troops. Col. Porter also rendered distinguished public service in the presence of the enemy at Quinapundan River, Samar, Philippine Islands, on 26 October 1901.

Sergeant Donn F. Porter (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 7, 1952, near Mundung-ni Korea. His citation reads:

Sgt. Porter, a member of Company G, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. Advancing under cover of intense mortar and artillery fire, 2 hostile platoons attacked a combat outpost commanded by Sgt. Porter, destroyed communications, and killed 2 of his 3-man crew. Gallantly maintaining his position, he poured deadly accurate fire into the ranks of the enemy, killing 15 and dispersing the remainder. After falling back under a hail of fire, the determined foe reorganized and stormed forward in an attempt to overrun the outpost. Without hesitation, Sgt. Porter jumped from his position with bayonet fixed and, meeting the onslaught and in close combat, killed 6 hostile soldiers and routed the attack. While returning to the outpost, he was killed by an artillery burst, but his courageous actions forced the enemy to break off the engagement and thwarted a surprise attack on the main line of resistance. Sgt. Porter's incredible display of valor, gallant self-sacrifice, and consummate devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and uphold the noble traditions of the military service.

Captain Horace Porter (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 20, 1863, at Chickamauga, Georgia. His citation reads:

While acting as a volunteer aide, at a critical moment when the lines were broken, rallied enough fugitives to hold the ground under heavy fire long enough to effect the escape of wagon trains and batteries.


Our Fan Top 5 List today comes from my cousin Louis…

5   Saved by the Bell

4   The Cosby Show

3   The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

2   Seinfeld

1   In Living Color

I probably wouldn’t have been able to guess Louis’ Top 5… but I would have guessed his #1. Overall, a very solid 1-5 on this list.


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


119   Candid Camera   1948-2004  

118   Burn Notice   2007-present  

117   Around the Horn   2002-present  

116   Law & Order   1990-2010  

115   Aquaman   1968-1970  

114   Amos 'n' Andy   1951-1953  

113   Everybody Loves Raymond   1996-2005  

112   Amen   1986-1991  

111   According to Jim   2001-2009  

110   A Different World   1987-1993   A spin-off of The Cosby Show...  

109   TRANSFORMERS   1984-1993   There are later versions of this cartoon that I don't really care for, but this one was GREAT!

108   Beverly Hills, 90210   1990-2000   This taught me everything I know about kids growing up in Beverly Hills.

107   Breaking Bad   2008-2013    This could probably be ranked higher and maybe in future rankings it will be… but for now, this is the spot it has.

106   All My Children   1970-2011  

105   20/20   1978-present  

104   WKRP in Cincinnati   1978-1982   This show is #104, but the Thanksgiving episode is probably a Top 5 TV episode of all time. It brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it.

103   Walker, Texas Ranger   1993-2001   Chuck Norris. What else needs to be said?

102   Veggie Tales   1993-present   A great kids cartoon

101   Today's Special   1981-1987   I wish I could find this on DVD

100   Today   1952-present   A very good morning show… though I admit I haven't watched it much since I started leaving the house at 5am for work…

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Wife’s Top 5

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Sergeant John A. Poppe (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 5, 1879, at Milk River, Colorado. His citation reads:

Gallantry in action.

Sergeant William D. Port (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on January 12, 1968, at Que Son Valley, Heip Duc Province, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Port distinguished himself while serving as a rifleman with Company C, which was conducting combat operations against an enemy force in the Que Son Valley. As Sgt. Port's platoon was moving to cut off a reported movement of enemy soldiers, the platoon came under heavy fire from an entrenched enemy force. The platoon was forced to withdraw due to the intensity and ferocity of the fire. Although wounded in the hand as the withdrawal began, Sgt. Port, with complete disregard for his safety, ran through the heavy fire to assist a wounded comrade back to the safety of the platoon perimeter. As the enemy forces assaulted in the perimeter, Sgt. Port and 3 comrades were in position behind an embankment when an enemy grenade landed in their midst. Sgt. Port, realizing the danger to his fellow soldiers, shouted the warning, "Grenade," and unhesitatingly hurled himself towards the grenade to shield his comrades from the explosion. Through his exemplary courage and devotion he saved the lives of his fellow soldiers and gave the members of his platoon the inspiration needed to hold their position. Sgt. Port's selfless concern for his comrades, at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest tradition of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

Commissary Sergeant Ambrose Porter (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on August 7, 1864, at Tallahatchie River, Mississippi. His citation reads:

Was 1 of 4 volunteers who swam the river under a brisk fire of the enemy's sharpshooters and brought over a ferry boat by means of which the troops crossed and dislodged the enemy from a strong position.


Our Fan Top 5 List today comes from The Wife…

5   The Cosby Show

4   Full House

3   The Voice

2   Friends

1   Golden Girls

Not a bad list at all from The Wife.  If you can't laugh watching Golden Girls, then I don't know what can make you laugh.  That was a GREAT show.


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


139   Father Knows Best   1954-1960   I tell me kids this all of the time.

138   Elementary   2012-present   I don't have enough time in my life to keep up with this show, but I loved it when I did watch it.

137   Dynasty   1981-1989  

136   Duck Tales   1987-1990  

135   Dragnet   1951-1959, 1967-1970  

134   Double Dare   1986-1993   A good kids gameshow

133   Dora the Explorer   2000-present   All of my kids love Dora… The Wife hates her.

132   Diff'rent Strokes   1978-1986  

131   Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve   1972-present  

130   Days of our Lives   1965-present  

129   Dawson's Creek   1998-2003   I think my Labor Day Cousin Chandler made an appearance on this show…

128   Dateline NBC   1992-present   This show would have probably been in the 500's or 600's if all it showed was To Catch a Predator. That's the GREATEST thing to ever come from Dateline NBC. The Wife and I LOVED watching it.

127   Criminal Minds   2005-present   I wouldn't watch this before bed… or in the dark.

126   Covert Affairs   2010-present  

125   CHiPs   1977-1983   Who didn't want to be a motorcycle cop after watching this show?

124   China Beach   1988-1991  

123   Chicago Hope   1994-2000  

122   Chelsea Lately   2007-present   Another funny show we just didn't have time to keep up with.

121   Car 54, Where Are You?   1961-1963  

120   Captain Kangaroo   1955-1984  

Thursday, May 22, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERESA LYNN!!!!!!!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Quartermaster William B. Poole (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 19, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge. His citation reads:

Service as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Stationed at the helm, Poole steered the ship during the engagement in a cool and most creditable manner and was highly commended by his divisional officer for his gallantry under fire.

Captain Everett Parker Pope (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on September 19-20, 1944, on Peleliu Island, Palau group. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as commanding officer of Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu Island, Palau group, on 19-20 September 1944. Subjected to pointblank cannon fire which caused heavy casualties and badly disorganized his company while assaulting a steep coral hill, Capt. Pope rallied his men and gallantly led them to the summit in the face of machinegun, mortar, and sniper fire. Forced by widespread hostile attack to deploy the remnants of his company thinly in order to hold the ground won, and with his machineguns out of order and insufficient water and men osed hill with 12 men and 1 wounded officer determined to hold through the night. Attacked continuously with grenades, machineguns, and rifles from 3 sides, he and his valiant men fiercely beat back or destroyed the enemy, resorting to hand-to-hand combat as the supply of ammunition dwindled, and still maintaining his lines with his 8 remaining riflemen when daylight brought more deadly fire and he was ordered to withdraw. His valiant leadership against devastating odds while protecting the units below from heavy Japanese attack reflects the highest credit upon Capt. Pope and the U.S. Naval Service.

Corporal Thomas A. Pope (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 4, 1918, at Hamel, France. His citation reads:

His company was advancing behind the tanks when it was halted by hostile machinegun fire. Going forward alone, he rushed a machinegun nest, killed several of the crew with his bayonet, and, standing astride his gun, held off the others until reinforcements arrived and captured them.




Our Fan Top 5 List today comes from the birthday girl (Teresa Lynn)…

5   Seinfeld

4   North and South

3   The Cosby Show

2   The A-Team

1   The Brady Bunch


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


159   Howdy Doody   1947-1960  

158   How I Met Your Mother   2005-2014   I was on again/off again with this show, but The Wife kept up with it to the end.

157   Home Improvement   1991-1999   Tim Allen is so funny…

156   Highway to Heaven   1984-1989  

155   Have Gun – Will Travel   1957-1963  

154   Star Trek: The Original Series   1966-1969   This series wasn't popular when it was on TV, but after the movies came out people started loving it.

153   Hannah Montana   2006-2011   It saddens me to see what has become of the lead actress on this show.

152   Star Trek: The Next Generation   1987-1994   Probably the most popular of the Star Treks (though people tend to look back fondly on the original series).

151   Hangin' With Mr. Cooper   1992-1997  

150   Growing Pains   1985-1993   Great sitcom

149   Grey's Anatomy   2005-present   The Wife loves this show. Me? Not so much.

148   Good Times   1974-1979   Dy-no-mite!!!!

147   Duck Dynasty   2012-present   This isn't a show that I look for, but when I see it, I watch it.

146   Good Morning, Miss Bliss   1987-1989   The original version of what would become a great TV show.

145   Good Morning America   1975-present   Very good morning show.

144   Gilligan's Island   1964-1967  

143   George Lopez   2002-2007  

142   Arli$$   1996-2002  

141   Full House   1987-1995   Mary Ruth has recently discovered this show and now loves watching it all of the time.

140   Frasier   1993-2004   A great spin-off of Cheers.


Picture Thursday


Susie and her boots

They go with every outfit

A nice view of a beach being built on Folly (from the porch of a condo I was cleaning)


"Macho Man" Daniel about to hit me with an elbow from the top rope...

The Twins dancing during our "Dance Party" while mommy was at work

I know you people don't think I really have a day job... But here's a special pic I took at work with a file that has been open since 1961.  The last activity on it was in 1995.  My office has been trying to close it off and on since then but hadn't been successful for various reasons (one main reason is people would just give up and put it back in the file drawer).  Well, shortly after I got promoted I decided I would do everything in my power to close it before the end of our fiscal year (6/30/14).  And so, with a big assist from my boss, I was able to get this sucker closed on 5/12/14.  It might not sound like much, but it made me happy (and, as you know, that's my main concern).

I told you they go with EVERY outfit


Daniel playing his music...


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Favorite Nurse Jen’s Top 5

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Private First Class Ralphe E. Pomeroy (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 15, 1952, near Kumhwa, Korea. His citation reads:

Pfc. Pomeroy, a machine gunner with Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and indomitable courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. While his comrades were consolidating on a key terrain feature, he manned a machine gun at the end of a communication trench on the forward slope to protect the platoon flank and prevent a surprise attack. When the enemy attacked through a ravine leading directly to his firing position, he immediately opened fire on the advancing troops inflicting a heavy toll in casualties and blunting the assault. At this juncture the enemy directed intense concentrations of artillery and mortar fire on his position in an attempt to neutralize his gun. Despite withering fire and bursting shells, he maintained his heroic stand and poured crippling fire into the ranks of the hostile force until a mortar burst severely wounded him and rendered the gun mount inoperable. Quickly removing the hot, heavy weapon, he cradled it in his arms and, moving forward with grim determination, raked the attacking forces with a hail of fire. Although wounded a second time he pursued his relentless course until his ammunition was expended within 10 feet of the foe and then, using the machine gun as a club, he courageously closed with the enemy in hand-to-hand combat until mortally wounded. Pfc. Pomeroy's consummate valor, inspirational actions and supreme sacrifice enabled the platoon to contain the attack and maintain the integrity of the perimeter, reflecting lasting glory upon himself and upholding the noble traditions of the military service.

Private George F. Pond (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 15, 1864, at Drywood, Kansas. His citation reads:

With 2 companions, attacked a greatly superior force of guerrillas, routed them, and rescued several prisoners.

First Lieutenant James B. Pond (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 6, 1863, at Baxter Springs, Kansas. His citation reads:

While in command of 2 companies of Cavalry, was surprised and attacked by several times his own number of guerrillas, but gallantly rallied his men, and after a severe struggle drove the enemy outside the fortifications. 1st Lt. Pond then went outside the works and, alone and unaided, fired a howitzer 3 times, throwing the enemy into confusion and causing him to retire.


Our Fan Top 5 List today comes from our Favorite Nurse Jen…

5   The Big Bang Theory

4   Survivor

3   ER

2   Full House

1   Friends


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


179   Monk   2002-2010   Sonny tipped me off to this show. It's a great one… If you missed it, check it out on Netflix.

178   Mister Ed   1958-1966   A horse is a horse, of course, of course…

177   Miami Vice   1984-1990   This is what the '80s were all about…

176   McHale's Navy   1962-1966  

175   Maverick   1957-1962   Good Western… Good name.

174   Law & Order: Crime & Punishment   2002-2004  

173   Lost   2004-2010   This was a highly rated show that the TV experts seemed to love… but I didn't care too much for it. I tried to give it a shot and thought it might be a show I would like. But it wasn't.

172   Listen Up!   2004-2005   A show based on Tony Kornheiser… it should have lasted longer.

171   Life Goes On   1989-1993  

170   Lawman   1958-1962  

169   Law & Order: Special Victims Unit   1999-present   Ice-T as a cop… what could get better than that?!

168   Late Night with Conan O'Brien   1993-2009  

167   Knight Rider   1982-1986   Probably #1 in Germany

166   King of the Hill   1997-2009  

165   Judging Amy   1999-2005  

164   Jojo's Circus   2003-2007   Mary Ruth loved watching this as a baby

163   Jimmy Kimmel Live!   2003-present  

162   It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia   2005-present  

161   I Spy   1965-1968   Remember the other day when I commented next to a show saying I believed it was the show that gave Bill Cosby his start in TV? Well… I'm an idiot. THIS is the show I was thinking about. I apologize for the error… my Director of Research and Director of Fact-Checking have both been fined a month's pay for this.

160   Leave It to Beaver   1957-1963   This was a popular re-run when I was growing up…

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

We’ve reached the Top 200!

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Sergeant Major George H. Plowman (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 17, 1864, at Petersburg, Virginia. His citation reads:

Recaptured the colors of the 2d Pennsylvania Provisional Artillery.

Sergeant Thomas Plunkett (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on December 11, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Virginia. His citation reads:

Seized the colors of his regiment, the color bearer having been shot down, and bore them to the front where both his arms were carried off by a shell.

Private Alfred Polond (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 1, 1898, at Santiago, Cuba. His citation reads:

Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and while under heavy fire of the enemy.


Our Fan Top 5 List today comes from my good friend/banker Michael (like some of the other Top 5's, I can't remember if Michael sent me his list in order or if it was random and I put it in an order... Either way, this is his top 5)…

5   Boston Legal

4   Diners drive-ins and dives

3   True Detective

2   The Big Bang Theory

1   House MD


Congrats to my good friend and brother Jason Farr on winning the competition last Friday night that I told you about. He went up against some pretty funny people, but he was the funniest of them all. Every now and then I’ll have people say to me, “You should do stand-up”… My answer is always, “Hell no”. I might have a big gut, but that don’t mean I have nearly enough guts to get on stage in front of strangers. I think some people underestimate just how hard it is to get up in front of strangers and make them laugh. Anyway, Jason did a great job and I’m proud of him. His win earned him a spot on The Most RACES Show on Earth Saturday, June 21 (8:00pm).


The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time


Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).


199   Survivor   2000-present   I hate this show (sorry Danny & Jen). I remember when it first started I thought, "Well, the good news is this crap won't last"… I was loud wrong on that one…

198   Rizzoli and Isles   2010-present  

197   Sofia the First   2013-present   Not a bad cartoon… Susie loves it.

196   Sex and the City   1998-2004  

195   Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo   1979-1980   A great version of the Scooby-Doo enterprise…

194   Rules of Engagement   2007-present  

193   Raising Hope   2010-present  

192   Quantum Leap   1989-1993  

191   Press Your Luck   1983-1986   This game show was so much fun, I bought it for our Wii…

190   Perfect Strangers   1986-1993  

189   One Life to Live   1968-2012  

188   NYPD Blue   1993-2005  

187   NUMB3RS   2005-2010  

186   Cougar Town   2009-present  

185   Nightline   1980-present  

184   NCIS: Los Angeles   2009-present   Not as good as NCIS, but still a very good show. Some big-name actors on it, too…

183   Name That Tune   1952-1985   I can name that tune in… 3 notes.

182   MythBusters   2003-present  

181   My Wife and Kids   2001-2005  

180   My Three Sons   1960-1972