10 Things That Popped Into My Head While I Was Trying To Think of a Blog Topic

  1. Today is David Cassidy‘s birthday. He was born in 1950, so I guess that means he turns 62. Yikes! I remember when he was 20.
  2. It’s also Alex Briley‘s birthday. Alex was the G.I. in the disco group, Village People. The interesting fact about Alex is that his brother, Jonathan, has been identified as ‘the falling man’ in the iconic 9/11 photo taken by Associated Press photographer, Richard Drew .
  3. The Cubs and the Red Sox are not off to a very good start this season.
  4. American Idol – I went to dialidol.com and they’ve got Elise on the bottom. 😦 . And Joshua is on the top. 😦  .  I also went to Vote for the Worst and they want you to vote for Phillip Phillips.
  5. Just in case you didn’t know, Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is the same chick who played Lindsey Wallace in the original Halloween movie.
  6. On this day in 1962, the number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart was Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares.
  7. When I was in college, my friend John and I took the portrait of Silas D. Snow – which was located in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center –  and superglued it over one of the urinals in the men’s restroom.
  8. I got the mumps on my 40th birthday. It sucked.
  9. Today is Cosmonautics Day in Russia. It’s commemorates Yuri Gagarin (I wonder if that’s how Lady Gaga got her name). He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. 
  10. President Franklin Roosevelt died on this day in 1945.
The Roosevelt Cabinet
Office Name Term
President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933–1945
Vice President John Nance Garner 1933–1941
Henry Wallace 1941–1945
Harry S. Truman 1945
Secretary of State Cordell Hull 1933–1944
Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. 1944–1945
Secretary of Treasury William H. Woodin 1933–1934
Henry Morgenthau, Jr. 1934–1945
Secretary of War George H. Dern 1933–1936
Harry H. Woodring 1936–1940
Henry L. Stimson 1940–1945
Attorney General Homer S. Cummings 1933–1939
Frank Murphy 1939–1940
Robert H. Jackson 1940–1941
Francis B. Biddle 1941–1945
Postmaster General James A. Farley 1933–1940
Frank C. Walker 1940–1945
Secretary of the Navy Claude A. Swanson 1933–1939
Charles Edison 1940
Frank Knox 1940–1944
James V. Forrestal 1944–1945
Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes 1933–1945
Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace 1933–1940
Claude R. Wickard 1940–1945
Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper 1933–1938
Harry L. Hopkins 1939–1940
Jesse H. Jones 1940–1945
Henry A. Wallace 1945
Secretary of Labor Frances C. Perkins 1933–1945

Not-so-Fabulous Album Covers…or then again, maybe they are.

Heino – Otherwise known as the evil twin of Austin Scarlet from Project Runway.
Ewww, girlfriend. Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof

Liberace ain’t got shit on me.

Actually Freddie, you are in the Night of the Living Dead graveyard, so all your friends are probably zombies.

I’m God’s child and I shop at Goodwill.

Okay, so like, where’s Mr. Brady and the girls?

I have a feeling that the above and below albums are somehow related.

Understand that your’e a Swede who can’t correctly punctuate the word you’re.

Oh, please tell me where you get you’re hair cut so I can, you know…NOT GO THERE.

The Odd Photos That Live in My Computer

I’ve had this lap top for about 3 years. In that time I have ended up with some of the strangest photos living inside of it. I thought I would share a few.

I’m not really sure who this is, but he seems to be having a good time. He looks like he might be a U.N. delegate, but I’m not 100% on that. If anyone knows who he is, please let me know.


Why I’m wasting precious disc space on Aunt Bertha, Susie, Gary, Jane, Mike and Lynnelle  is beyond me.

This one is actually a gif. I have it tagged as ‘barney face’.

This guy was on the Brady Bunch 4 times. You may recognize him as the guy who stole Greg’s football playbook. In another episode he sold Greg that lemon of a car. He was also briefly in the episode where Greg became a hippie and got his own room (the one in the den). AND, he was in the episode where Greg got the room in the attic. I wonder what he’s doing now?

One time when I was watching that tv show The Voice, I paused the tv so that I could go outside and smoke. This is what it paused on. So, I decided to take a picture of it with my phone. Now it’s in my computer. Christina Aguilera with her hands on her boobs.


I don’t know why he’s there. He just is.

I don’t really remember why I right clicked and saved this picture. It’s the Cowsills. They are the family that The Partridge Family was based on. I can’t remember if that is Barry or John on the far left, but it’s a seriously groovy outfit.

This is another gif. I made it a while back when I was experimenting with illusion effects. It’s from The Outer Limits.

This is me in Wal Mart with a scary clown mask on. I must have been going through a Gacy phase.

That’s really odd, because I don’t ever remember taking Midol.

Anyway, there are tons more, but I think I’ll stop now. Maybe there will be a part 2 sometime. Who Knows?

Blog Title Neurosis

I’m seriously considering changing my blog’s name. Mrs. Denton or a Hippopotamus is just not working for me anymore. Mainly because it’s, oh, I don’t know…stupid. I blame my classic DVD collection. This blog just as easily could have been called “Danger, Will Robinson”, “Next Stop Willoughby”, “He Was Dead When I Got There, Mr. Mason”  or “Whatchu talkin’ bout Willis”. Or, I could have called it “DY-NO-MITE!”, which would have probably got me put on some FBI blog-watching terrorist list.

When I first signed up for this wordpress blog I was totally stumped when it came time to ‘name your blog’. I was like, “Ummmmmmmmm…”, and then I was like, “Hmmmmmmmmmmm…”

I didn’t want it to just be called “Bob’s Blog”. I wanted something different and catchy.
I thought about going the music route:

Stairway to Heaven
‘Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky
One Bad Apple
Disco Inferno

I rejected all of those. I really liked ‘Scuse My While I Kiss the Sky, but I didn’t want to rip off Jimi Hendrix.

I suppose that it was difficult to choose a blog title because I had no clue as to what the blog was even going to be about. I didn’t want it to be too blog specific. But then again, I didn’t want it to be miscellaneous odd lots of undetermined blogging content. I wanted it to be somewhere in the middle. Something that fit in with my mood changes.

While I was staring at the computer screen trying to come up with a blog name, that slumber party episode of the Brady Bunch came on tv (I had just randomly put that DVD into the player). I wasn’t really paying attention to it. It was just on. Finally, after about an hour of not being able to come up with a blog name, I looked up at the tv. It was at the part in the episode where Marcia gets in trouble because of her drawing of George Washington that someone had written ‘Mrs. Denton or a Hippopotamus’ on. Out of frustration I said, “Fine, I’ll just use that”. I figured that I would change it later, when I came up with something better. I never did.

Anyway, it’s causing me to experience blog identity crisis. It has become my blogging bane.  Who am I? Am I Bob or Mrs. Denton?

I really need to change the name quick before – like Mr. Hyde – Mrs. Denton totally takes over. I mean, she’s already done two blog posts. And that’s just creepy.

Caesar, Potus, Blagojevich and Fabio

So today is March 15. The Ides of March. Et Tu, Brute and all that jazz. Today is the day that Julius Caesar got stabbed to death by all of those Roman Senators back in 44 BC.
I find it ironically apropos that Rod Blagojevich starts his 14 years prison term today. He gave his ‘farewell, I’m off to prison’ speech not too many hours ago. I wonder who his Et Tu homeboy was.

 Blagojovich was the 40th Governor of Illinois. He was indicted by the Federal Grand Jury in 2009. Most of the charges related to his attempts to sell the Senate seat vacated by then-President-elect Obama. He was found guilty on a majority of the charges. I won’t got into the specifics of  all the charges because:

  1. I don’t know what they all were, and
  2. It’s boring

If you saw him on Celebrity Apprentice, then you know that he doesn’t know how to use a computer or retrieve e-mail from his phone.
Anyway, he was sentenced to prison on Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Day), 2011 [insert Twilight Zone music here], and starts his ‘you have to serve 85% (or 12 years)’ term today.

In addition to all of the Blagojevich Brohaha, there are some pretty groovy celebrity birthdays occuring today.

Really? Like who?

Like Andrew Jackson, the 7th POTUS.

What the crap is a POTUS?

President of the United States.

Then that would make his wife the FLOTUS?

That is correct. FLOTUS and POTUS. Not to be confused with Flotsam and Jetsam; Flotsam being the actually wreckage of the ship and Jetsam being the crap that was tossed overboard in the time of distress.

Oh, kind of like the Titanic or Gilligan’s Island.

Yeah, kinda like that.

In addition to POTUS Jackson, who died in 1845 ( Requiescat in pace), it’s also Alan Bean’s birthday.

 Bean allegedly went to the moon during Apollo 12. He did some other space stuff too, but instead of going into it I’ll just refer you to the 2 numbered reasons at the top of the post –  when I talked about Blagojovich –  on why I will not. Anyway, he turns 80 today.

It’s also Howard Greenfield’s birthday. Greenfield was a lyricist and songwriter. He died in 1986 from complications due to AIDS.  Early in his career he was Neil Sedaka’s songwriting partner. In addition to writing a whole bunch of pop songs in the 60s, Greenfield also co-wrote the theme songs to Bewitched, The Flying Nun and Hazel.

Other Musicians born today include:

Phil Lesh, a founding member of The Grateful Dead
Mike Love of The Beach Boys
Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone
Ry Cooder
Dee Snider of Twisted Sister
Terence Trent D’Arby
Brett Michaels of Poison
Rockwell, who always feels like somebody is watching him
Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray
Mark Hoppus of Blink- 182
Joe Hahn of Linkin Park
and Young Buck, former member of G-Unit

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Fabio is celebrating a birthday, too.

P.S. If I ever have twins, I am going to name them Potus and Fabio.