Wednesday, July 8, 2020

BOTB Results...and the Wildest, Worldliest is...

A shout out to Ed O'Neill, Youngstown's finest. We've made him a local legend and this fine meme just adds to his glory, in spite of the fact he had nothing to do with it's creation. 

I thought I'd heard everything, then I saw the banning of singing in church. Wow. Didn't see that one coming. And I'm pretty sure it is inspiring more people to sing in church. 


Then Kanye West said he was running for President under his Birthday Party. And friends, Kanye might NOT be the worst choice. 
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As for the question posed: If you could fix one problem in the world, just one - what would it beThere were no duds in the answers, all of them had merit, but I do like Birgit's request to rid the world of stupidity. When you think about it, that would cover so much! Regardless of your specific spirituality or beliefs, if there is a God (there is, spoiler...not that I'm opinionated), then He has this in his sights. It still would help to decrease stupidity. 

If you don't believe in God, well stupidity just makes it harder, eh?

So, what about them there battles, Cherdo? Well, the only way to answer that question is with a highly technical process. Step back and don't touch anything while I pull this one off...literally.

Mr. Big, you win! It was the hair that made you love them, tell the's always the hair. Now, you know the drill, so TO THE VICTORS!!  Let's see a live version from their 1996 Japan tour!

Check out these other battles and see their outcomes -- how did YOU do? I'll see you (God willing) on August 1st...who knows what might happen by then. Take care and be blessed, peeps. 


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Battle of the Bands: Wild World

July is here! Maybe you think I said that like I wasn't sure July would get here.'re paying attention, 'cause up is down, high is low, and it's hard to call the shots this year. How can I explain it...

Truth be told, I was actually looking forward to the long-awaited murder hornets of urban legend. And what did I get? Nada. Next thing you know, people are saying there's no such thing as the Jersey Devil, Big Foot, Hook Man, Loch Ness monsters... Dang, you can't trust urban legends?

Maybe I'll watch the news to get some real truth. Media is your friend, nurturing trust at every turn.

Or maybe not. Lately, I'm lumping murder hornets, urban legend, and network news together as equally accurate. Seriously, you'd think a little bit of logical thought would weed out the flakiest of controversy from the logical, rational thought processes and observations of your run-of-the-mill SANE human. It seems to take the slightest bit of plausibility on the end of the hook to get somebody to bite. And then, having swallowed that bite whole, they move on to actually regurgitating and discussing. Oh, Lord, save me from online debates. 

This is your part, peeps! 

1) My question this month is this: If you could fix one problem in the world, just one - what would it be? Include your thought with your comment below.

2) It's time for the Battle of the Bands, where all your votes are never mailed in and you don't have to stand in a hot, sweaty line, either! 

The good news is that the world hasn't actually burst into flame (in most areas) yet, but's a wild world. In light of that, let's see who can pull off a cover of WILD WORLD by Cat Stevens. The original is linked HERE, in case you want to refresh your memory. 




Now, it's your turn! Vote for your favorite tune, answer the question of the month, and pretty please with sugar on top: visit my peeps. 

I'll be back on July 7th; till then - be careful. It really IS a wild, wild world. Cat was on to something.

As always, a big thank you (and big prayers) to FAE (faraway eyes) for the original creative spark that started what would become the Battle of the Bands and to STEPHEN T. "Brudder from Another Mother" McCARTHY for hosting and keeping us on track. My personal Battle gets posted on the 1st of each month and results appear magically on the seventh, God willing. Several of the battling buddies post on the 15th also, so make sure you visit and vote. 

Big love to you, people! Cherdo