Monday, November 13, 2006

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Sunday, November 12, 2006


Welcome To THE COUCH...Sit on Down and Get Comfy..

Hoping you had a wonderful weekend and you were able to relax or get those chores done that needed doing...

THE COUCH finished unpacking..all that remains is the hanging of pictures and putting up one book shelf. When that is complete, we will take some photos for those who have asked to see the new home in Memphis.

Received an email this weekend with the schedule for Taylor Hicks for the next month or so...with the release of his debut album it appears he has become TV slut (kudos to Diana for that term!) - LOL

To those of you new to THE COUCH, yes we are a Hicks fan... first time we ever voted for any reality show.. he struck a chord with us the first time we saw him...

Hummm..was it the grey hair...the voice... the attitude...???

Actually all three...for those who dismiss him due to his AI start, please know that this young man has a great set of pipes and enough Soul to fill an ocean.

Just wait...Here is his schedule as it was sent to me:
NOV. 17 - People Top 100 Sexiest men (Chris Daughtry also)
NOV. 19 - Homestead-Miami Speedway Nascar- National Anthem

NOV. 21 - American Music Awards - 8:00pm- 1100 p.m. Eastern on ABC

NOV. 23 - MacyĆ¢??s Thanksgiving Day (9 to noon NBC)

NOV. 29 - NBC Christmas Tree Lighting (8-9 NBC)

DEC. 4 - Billboard Awards (8-10 pm FOX)

DEC. 11 - Release of Taylor Hicks the debut album!

DEC. 12 - Gimme Shelter Benefit 2006 (For Autistic children)

DEC. 17 - TNT Chrismas in Washington (8 pm)

DEC. 2006 - CNN Showbiz

DEC 2006 - Access Hollywood

DEC. 2006 - Dateline

DEC. 2006 - E!

DEC. 2006 - Entertainment Tonight

DEC. 2006 - Extra

DEC. 2006 - David Letterman
DEC. 2006 - Martha Stewart
DEC. 2006 - MTV:TRL

DEC. 2006 - Nickelodeon

DEC. 2006 - Oprah

DEC. 2006 - Regis & Kelly

DEC. 2006 - The Today Show

DEC. 2006 - The Tonight Show

DEC. 2006 - The View

SPRING 2007 - Book - Heart Full of Soul - Random House.


Also got a few pictures in emails and though many of you are on the same email list, this is for those who are not.

The first is a great picture of military flying. Now if I had only kept the description of who and where...but check it out:

Pretty spectacular in THE COUCH'S opinion!

"TATTOOS" the father of a 19 year old, we went through a time when Matt wanted a tattoo. We told him it was his body and that it was permanent and to think about it. Eventually, he decided not to get one. His idea was to get the astrological sign for Taurus on his shoulder blade, so nothing outrageous.

That said, how do you think the parents of this young man feel?

THE COUCH has never considered a tattoo, but if we did, it would be unobtrusive and would need to mean something to us...

We have never understood the full-body tattoos some people sport...just THE COUCH'S opinion, but different strokes for different folks as they say...


Finally for today, THE COUCH mourns the passing of another legend, JACK PALANCE. Recently we did a posting about's poll of "Men's men", which you can find HERE.
Jack Palance is one of those who should have also been added to that list!

A great actor, who many know more so for his comedic self-parody in the movie "City Slickers".

When he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, he dropped to the stage and did one-armed push-ups bringing the crowd to it's feet in hysterics and applause.

“That’s nothing, really,” he said slyly. “As far as two-handed push-ups, you can do that all night, and it doesn’t make a difference whether she’s there or not.”

That year’s Oscar host, Billy Crystal, ( who starred in the movie) turned the moment into a running joke, making increasingly outlandish remarks about Palance’s accomplishments throughout the show.

Have a great day....

St. J - P.B.U.A.Q.B.

Thanks for sitting on THE COUCH, hope you enjoyed your stay.

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Keep that spark of insanity kids...It helps keep you an individual.

SEE ME: Composers: Luther R. Vandross & William Marcus Miller, Jr.
PLANES: Composers: Elton Jhn & Bernard J.P. Taupin
TATTOOS: Composers: Robert S. Nevil
TOUGH GUY: Composers: Michael Louis Diamond, Adam keefe Horowitz, Avery Smith & Adam Nathan Yauch

23 Of Your Sparks

  1. Lizza Says:
  2. I remember when Jack Palance did that at the Oscars, he was a funny man indeed. Haha at the monkeys tattoo! If I ever get one, it would be something meaningful for me, too. And it wouldn't be that big.

    Have a great week!

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. Thanks for the schedule. Wow, he will be here in December. I remember when Clay did the Christmas circut.

  5. Liz Hill Says:
  6. Glad you are getting settled in.

    We had a 'fly over' by Blackhawk helicopters on Saturday at the game. It was a little freaky as they popped up out of nowhere from behind the opposite endzone scoreboard in a very gray and misty sky through the smoke from the flashpots on the field--- thought I could hear "Die Valkyrie"....

    I have toyed with the idea of a tatoo for a while. It will be very discreet, meaningful, cool and beautiful ....unless I chicken out.

    So sad about Jack Palance---but he lived his life to the fullest and gave lots of people joy.

  7. Mia Says:
  8. I hear you on the tattoos, my daughter turned 18 in april, the first thing she did was go and get a tattoo. On her inner upper arm. It was4 chinese symbols. Where she put it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but, she's a dancer. Picture a dance, in a beautiful tutu, lifting up her arm...and a tattoo so ruins the effect.

    Sadly, she still wants to get more.

  9. Angell Says:
  10. That was a very interesting tatoo - I've been thinking of getting one, but not sure where to put it or what to get. Have an idea, but I have to draw it out, and my art skills amount to stick people.

    RIP Jack Palance. They don't make 'em like that anymore.

  11. Well, I have 2 tatoos, but they are NOTHING like those. One is on my lower back.. the other, you will have to guess where it is....

    I loved Jack Palance... wonderful actor.. will truly be missed.

    Sorry, I'm just getting to The Couch... thanks for the schedule... next time don't bark at me.. LMOO

  12. Coco Says:
  13. I remember that Jack Palance moment. What a cool man. Did you know he understudied Marlon Brando in the Broadway production of "A Sreetcar Named Desire"? It's where he got his first big break, in fact.

    Tattoos ... I've seen some works of art, and I've seen some truly tacky ones. I have nothing against them, so long as they are meaningful to the recipient.

    Photos of your apartment? Yay!

    BTW - my email is down again today. Stupid school server.

  14. LIZZA: Yes, like Leslie Nielson, he went from a serious actor to a comedic one without skipping a beat. The tattoo thing struck a chord it seems.

    BUSY: I actually got it from tigerlilly..but wasn't sure it got to everyone. Getting your stalker outfit together?

    TURN: Sounds very cool- the them big ole nasty copters, I do

    MIRANDA: I was happy when matt decided not to...doesn't mean he won't decide to do it at some point.

    ANGELL: A stick figure tattoo.. hummm those Men's men are a lost group (well except for me and Travis!)

  15. Anonymous Says:
  16. OK, I'm trying to catch up - it's gonna take me 4ever...tattoos and Memphis and TAYLOR - OH MY!!! Just one question: What happened to the Sunday gravy??????


  17. PIA! Where have you been you naughty girl being away so long....
    Gravy is made...a big old pot with meatballs and hot italian sausage... YUM had some farfella pasta last night (bow ties for those who are wondering)...

    came out good... not great..I have done better

  18. Anonymous Says:
  19. check it out! it's farfelle!!!

  20. Anonymous Says:
  21. From the mind of Meribah:

    Tattoos...not a big fan of those! Firstly, I don't like needles very much; secondly, I don't like the idea of marring my skin with something so permanent! Heck, I don't even have my ears pierced! As for those full body tattoos...yikes! I wonder what all those tattoos will look like when those peeps get old and wrinkly? LOL

  22. ANON: check it out..I didn't check my spelling! LOLOL

    MERI: They will look like old wrinkly tattoos...

  23. Unknown Says:
  24. You dare call my darling man a slut? :)

  25. Anonymous Says:
  26. Glad you are setteling in. Moving is hard work. Not a big fan of tatoos either. But, to each his own, I guess!!
    Hugs, Robin

  27. Tug Says:
  28. Jack Palance...seemed just an amazing man.

    I've got 3 tattoos. Forget me not flower on my toe (6 friends & I all got them together), and my grandkid's footprints, names & dates of birth on my lower back. ;-)

  29. DANA: It is a term of enndearment...

    ROBIN: Thanks for the kind words...exactly - to each their own.

    TUG: Now those are special with meaning and not huge and outrageous...I love the idea of the grandkids footprints...maybe someday.

  30. Gail Says:
  31. I've got a is of a turtle holding a flower in his mouth. Originally was on my flat hip...well, 2 kids later, it now resides on a fat least he didn't stretch out...LOL

  32. Lynn Says:
  33. Jack Palance - loved him in City Slickers!

    Tatoos - I'm to fickle.

    Mr. Hicks - He's gonna be a busy man! But so glad he out there pimping his album. More Taylor! More Taylor!

    Slides off of the couch to hit the sack

  34. Sonny Says:
  35. Hi ya!
    I saw that you added me to the ThursdayThirteen Visitor list. You wrote "John" from Germany. But my name is Sonny. You just turned me from girl into boy! Shame on you ;-)

    That's not nice...
    And that allthough I visit your blog every day and added you to my blog roll!

    I'll delete you immediately!!! ;-)
    No, just a joke. But would you please be so kind and change the "John" into "Sonny"?

    That would be veeeeery nice...

    Luv from good COLD Germany,

  36. TopChamp Says:
  37. Hello Couch - thanks for your comment. It's nice to see when someone's read your blog. The monkey tat made me laugh!


    I don't know what this sentence means? Can you enlighten me please? (wondered last time but am a shy Brit so didn't like to ask)

  38. Julie Says:
  39. ***jumps up and down clapping gleefully***

    The couch use my pic...the couch use my pic..da plane, da plane!!!

    Looking forward to seeing the couch's surroundings!

  40. GAIL: Now we am not buying the whole thing other then you have a tattoo on your hip.

    LYNN: Be careful sliding off THE COUCH don't hurt yourself, oour insurance is kinda skimpy.

    SONNY: All fixed sorry again.

    TOPCHAMP: Check out today's blog for your answer.

    JULIE: ummm sorry but we been duped.


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