Thursday, June 12, 2014


It is Thursday and that means it is HERE'S TO YOU day!  All in all, the best day of the week here on YOUR DAILY DOSE. Why? Because it's a celebration for YOU.

If you don't know what this HERE'S TO YOU stuff is about, let me explain.  This used to be a weekly event landing typically on Thursdays.  When I read your blogs or you say something in the comments that sparks my imagination (or I hear something and I think of you), chances are good I will click over to YouTube to find footage for you. In the old days you wouldn't have to reach back in your memory bank farther than one week. Now... all bets are off. It could be several weeks ago.

The best (or worst) part is that I am not going to explain why I chose "whatever" footage for each of you. If, you watch your footage and are scratching your head at the end, well that means I didn't do a very good job. However, all is not lost. You can email me at and ask me what I was thinking when I chose that particular piece of footage off of YouTube and connected it to you. And then I will tell you. Then I will start sending up prayers that I haven't offended the crap out of whoever is on the receiving end of that Because, honestly, I will tell you right now... I admire all of you enormously so I really hope that doesn't happen.

Also, this is not an exclusive venture by any means. I hope that you will take the time to watch ALL of the footage because I don't pick bad footage:-) I also hope that you might check out the blog of the person I dedicated the footage to because they are pretty darn awesome. If you haven't figured this out yet... I pick the footage based on something that you've written or something that I've gleaned from your personality. Think on that for a while... If you are having trouble watching the entire video (meaning it is being cut off on one side), click on it a couple of times and it will take you straight over to youtube. If you click on the four squares at the bottom corner of the video, it will enlarge it to fill your screen. The escape key will bring it back to normal size. The back arrow will bring you back to my page.

Now, let's get this PARTY STARTED!!!!

This one is for everyone:

This is also for everyone:

This one is for Stephen T. McCarthy at FERRET-FACED FASCIST FRIENDS (because the ENTIRE time I watched this episode I thought of you):

This one is for Brandon and Bryan at A Beer For The Shower:

This one is for DiscConnected:

This one is for Sherry Ellis at Mama Diaries:

This one is for Steve at Steve's Nude Memphis Blog:


  1. This is very much a country Thursday, Robin. I get sad seeing that one about Detroit. . . Good picks, as usual. Hope you day is a good one.

    1. 'Your' day, that is. . .and after that grammar thing at the top, too!

  2. Memphis is an okay place to visit for a few hours, but I wouldn't want to live there.

    I wish my computer worked as well as that Pretty In Pink computer.

    Tossing It Out

  3. Oh gosh… that grammar meme is driving me CRAZY… lol… Dying!!!! This was all really fun. And I also wanted to thank you for your kindness today on my blog. Your words mean a lot. Thank you.

  4. Hi, Robin...

    I have to agree with Morg... That mean is CRAZY....

    LOVED the old guy parking cars. TOO FUNNY!

    I Loved that scene in Pretty in Pink. A GREAT 80's movie!

  5. I love Pretty in Pink. I need to watch it again. I also need that old guy's number so he can give me parking lessons :)

  6. Since I'll get screamed at if I start listening to any of these, I'll have to do this later. Loved the poor grammar card. :)

  7. Love all the videos here but especially the first one How to park a car! OMG that was hilarious! I need to learn how to do that! :)

  8. I love how computers are always so fast and instant in movies. My computer doesn't deliver messages and open pictures half as fast as that computer from 30 years ago... All these years, I've been investing in the wrong technology. :(

    A great assortment of videos, and a top notch entry for our contest. Also, I wish I was even half as cool as that old man.

  9. These were all great! My favorite was the scene from Pretty in Pink. Sounds like you're a real contender for B & B's contest!


    When I saw the running time for that Ryman Auditorium show I thought I'd never be able to watch the entire thing.

    But then I went out in my backyard to work some more on the grave I'm digging and w--- uhm... I meant "on the hole I'm digging due to our plumbing problems!" ...And when I came back in, I showered, and then I was tired so I plopped down in front of the computer screen and watched that entire concert.

    I especially liked that song 'Don't Put Dirt On My Grave Just Yet' which ends just after the 30-minute mark.

    I actually saw the Ryman once years ago on one of my many extensive road trips.

    When it comes to Country music, I'm big on the Outlaws, Waylon and Willie, and "Bocephus" too. But also dig selected performers outside of the "Outlaw" movement like 'Little Miss Dynamite', Roger Miller, and even some Kathy Mattea and early Dwight Yoakam (he weren't no joke-em!)

    That was purdy good for "modern" Country. Not exactly sure why you associate it with me. Maybe because I'm kind of "Outlaw-y"? Ha!

    Thanks for the dedication, Girl Wonder!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    1. The reason that I thought of you is because I know you don't watch the TV show Nashville (and I don't see anyone changing your mind on that). However, the CONCEPT of the show strictly in terms of the music is unlike anything else ever made for TV. It is a show about Nashville that actually embraces REAL WRITERS IN NASHVILLE who work hand in hand with the cast. I thought you would like the interviews as much as the songs. And I remember what you said about *the writers in country music* being at the top of their game (in an email conversation).

      I have been considering writing a blog post about this show for a while because it deals with all of the shady things in show business that no one really likes to think about (when they think of their stars). Things like bad behavior, repairing your brand, being mis-quoted or even quoted correctly in a very un-PC sort of way. That song that you said that you liked was used in the show as that artist's response to Country Music when they said her career was over. In her case, someone shot a video of her on their phone and then edited it to make her sound very bad. Country Music wanted her to apologize for something she didn't say and she told them all to stick and sang this song instead. It is eerily reminiscent of The Dixie Chicks' lead singer Natalie Maines who wasn't misquoted, but did say something un-PC, and Country Music wanted her to apologize and the Chicks next (and last) single was Not Ready To Make Nice. The album won them a Grammy but they lost the war. Radio wouldn't play them, people burned their albums, and their career blew up for good.

      I am glad you enjoyed it. I think my favorite song was Black Roses sung by Clare Bowen. That girl has an amazing voice.

  11. D.G ~ Thanks. Glad you stopped in:)

    Arlee ~ That was some amazing tech, no? I know people whose computers don't work nearly that fast all these years later. Some days it is mine!!!

    Morgan ~ Anyone who enjoys writing and/or reading can appreciate the grammar clip.

    Michael ~ That car parking clip cracks me up every time I watch it.

    Carol ~ You and me both!

    J.L. ~ Fair enough.

    GG ~ Yeah, that would be awesome!

    ABFTS ~ I am so glad you liked your video. I hope it met all of the criteria;)

    Julie ~ I don't think I am likely to win over at ABFTS. I can't draw though I am trying (nothing noteworthy yet) and my awesome video is worth all of one point. Hahahaha!

  12. I do ask for directions. I hate to be lost. Wastes time!

  13. Now here's an example of a country song where the twang is muted enough it doesn't make my skin crawl...never heard of this guy (unless he is the "rich" of Big And Rich-I've heard of them), but I liked the song (even though if I got the lyrics right on this little PC speaker it is quasi-Socialist propaganda).

    Talk about start power in the video...


  14. Alex ~ Yes, I saw your comment on Sherry's blog.

    LC ~ John Rich is the Rich half of Big & Rich.

  15. If only meeting something with the help of the computer were so....romantic and easy. I loved that scene from Pretty in Pink.

    Have a great Friday and weekend, Robin.

  16. Ha to the guy parking the car. That's hilarious!!

  17. LOL, thanks for the Friday the 13th entertainment.

  18. Hahahaha thanks. The grammar card made my day. :-D

  19. I'll never put a bumper sticker on my car saying I miss anyplace! I promise.

  20. Hahahaha! That was hilarious! Now I know why guys don't ask directions! ;)

  21. Interesting "How to park your car - Old Man Gag."

    This funny video clips, this teaches us not to "underestimate" never a person.

    Robin ...after the vision of this video, also I want to learn to park my car in that way.

  22. Some funny clips. That asking directions one should prevent a lot of people from making that same mistake.... ha

  23. ROBIN ~
    I just now came back and listened to the one for Sherry Ellis about asking for directions. That reminded me of a really good TRUE STORY from one of my old U.S. Road Trips.

    It was 1988 and I was "On The Road" with my Brother Nappy (aka "Al Bondigas") and our good buddy Pooh. We were driving North through Idaho and got a bit turned around despite my (excellent and highly-experienced) map-reading ability.

    So, we're on some Country Bumpkin Road and we pull up to some paunchy, middle-aged guy and ask how to get to "Such-And-Such" Highway.

    This guy scratches his head and then starts 'splaining it to us. I kid you not, he stopped and started at least five, maybe seven, different sentences. Nappy, Pooh, and I are all looking at each other as if to say: "Is anybody getting any of this?"

    Then finally the ol' Country Boy says (and I swear this is true!)... "Boy Howdy! I don't rightly know HOW to get to that highway."

    We thanked him for the effort and drove out of hearing distance before all three of us began howling with laughter!

    It was so damned funny (and so damned typically "Country") that not one of us ever forgot it. And, I repeat, that was back in 1988, but it's still fresh in my (aged) mind.

    I don't "axe for d'rections" anymore. If I can't figure it out by the map then it just "ain't worth drivin' to no-how".

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  24. Really late here this week...but as enjoyed the visit!

  25. Is Memphis that bad now? We were planning to head there this summer, but our plans changed. Maybe that's a good thing.

  26. I love Pretty in Pink! Never been to Memphis, have always wanted to go visit but not had a chance to yet. Is it that bad?

  27. You totally nailed it with Memphis. PERFECT!

  28. That's perfect! Thanks for the King Arthur nod.

    Wow, Morgana looked pretty darn evil.


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