Thursday Tidbits....

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, August 19, 2010

So now, American Airlines is charging extra for bulk-head seats and the first few rows of coach seats, calling this scam Express Seating. You pay $19 for shorter distances and up to $39 for a cross-country trip. Spend the dough and you get to board with the first-class passengers.

OK, $350.00 for my ticket, $40 in airport taxes, $50.00 to check my luggage and now $20 if I want a seat up closer to the front of the plane.

I think I am going to follow this example...

Anyone wanting to read my blog prior to my posting at midnight Central time can now pay $6.90 for the privilege.

Want me to answer your comment? $4.57

Misspell a word in your comment, well that will cost you $1.45

All taxes included....

One juror deadlocked four of the five counts in the trial of Rod Blagojevich. Of course now we can all listen to this earthworm trumpet that he is innocent.

Sorry Rod, all it means is that one person received your 'gift' and held out on a guilty verdict...

Did you hear there is a movie coming out on the beginning of Facebook? Yup, social media is going social and now the rage is to make fake trailers for movies about social networking...Look out for "Twit This" and "It is Myspace you ba**ard" in theaters soon.

A little bragging here, sorry about that, but this greeted me this morning when I went to check rankings for the music shows...
Yup...that is Music On The Couch in 14th position! They rank them in columns top to bottom as an F.Y.I.

This is all about the listeners and my guests who promote their appearances on the show.

I promise not to do too much of this, but HEY...I was happy!

I live in Memphis, is located in the Southern part of the USA...I say this because it makes me crazy when someone (especially a native Memphian) says "Dang, it is so hot, why is it so hot outside?"

Well DOH! It is AUGUST and we live in MEMPHIS!!!!

Same as when someone in Michigan or Wisconsin complains about it being too cold in January...

And then these same people who are complaining about the heat now will b**ch and moan about the 30 degree temps in January...

If you want perfect weather and want to live in the USA, I guess you need to move to someplace like San Diego...but then again these people would probably complain that they miss the change of seasons!

Brett Favre is back in camp with the Vikings...can anyone say "classic coke"?

When he throws an interception in the NFC playoff game when all he has to do is throw the ball away and let the field goal unit come out and win or tie the game...what? OH yeah, that is right, he did that last season...

Can someone say 'jumped the shark'?

13 Of Your Sparks

  1. Julie Says:
  2. **waves at Vinny** Congrats on your achievement! Way to go Vinny! I love the changing seasons and couldn't imagine living anywhere that they don't change!

  3. Well, I can honestly say that the residents of San Diego that I've met are happy to live there and rarely do they moan about the weather. I know if I lived on Coronado, I would be happy as a clam. :)

    About the show's rating? Not a surprise, my friend.

    Now, according to my browser and my personal spell check, I've not misspelled anything, so I believe this comment will not cost me anything monetarily. Your choice to respond is yours alone, and I refuse to pay said surcharge should you choose to respond.

    Of course, on Southwest, bags fly free. ;)

  4. DrillerAA09 Says:
  5. Congratulations on the ranking young man. Well done.

    Hey, it's Chicago politics! What else would you expect?

    Do you think one NFL jersey should sport the name "Drama Queen/King) on the back of it? Just sayin'.

    I LOVE the airlines! They sooo go out of their way to make you comfortable and feel appreciated. An extra $20 for the worst seats on the plane, what will they charge for that extra leg room to be found in the exit rows?

  6. Ken Says:
  7. Good job on the show.

    Blow hole javich should of went down, they'll try again.

  8. Travis Cody Says:
  9. See, now I feel guilty. I didn't listen live this week and I haven't downloaded yet. If I had, you'd probably be at #13.

    I'm so ashamed.

    That's gonna cost me more dough, eh?

    BTW - we have completed our mini heat wave. Our projected high temp today...68. Yup. It's August, and it's the pacific northwest!

  10. **singing** Seasons change and so do I, you need not wonder why-y, you need not wonder why..."

    Thankyouverymuch and that will be $4.99 please...

  11. Dianne Says:
  12. congrats on the success of your show, very cool

    Bret Favre makes me sick

    there is also a movie coming out on the first people to turn Internet porn into a business

  13. JULIE: Thank you dear..and have a safe trip


    DRILLERAA: Thanks...that cost includes bulKhead seats, should have said that

    MICKEYT: Thanks and I Hope so also

    TRAVIS: Well, get to it then...LOL...welcome back to cooler temps..still hawt here

    PHFRANKIE: Collect from Songbird

    DIANNE: Thank you very much...makes me sick also...Wait...I did not give permission for that movie!

    (one comment not answered so as not to have to charge them)

  14. Sheesh, all this time, I was getting the "Express" version of reading and commenting in the wee hours of the morning. Now I'm going to have to pay for being a night owl?

    That hurts.

  15. Jay Says:
  16. 14th? That's pretty damn impressive! Now get the show into the top ten!!!

    The airlines would get less crap if they just raised their damn ticket prices. Paying a higher price and not having to pay extra for every little thing would "seem" better to most people.

  17. SOUTHERN: have some credits to your name

    JAY: I am trying dude...and you are very correct about the airlines

  18. Unknown Says:
  19. Congrats on the show's rankings!

    I haven't flown in awhile now, not since they've started charging for everything. Not sure if I want to.

  20. Jeff B Says:
  21. Bret, you had your day. It's time to sit down and let the next generation play.

    Thank God for Firefox. With it's built in spell check, I'm going to be saving a bundle.


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