FIVE FOR FRIDAY 11/25/2022 – Black Friday

Enjoy this with the pumpkin pie you know you are having for breakfast.

It’s exactly one month ’til Christmas.

Most of us celebrated a traditional American Thanksgiving yesterday. We did here as well. A little weird, or unconventional, but that’s okay.

I did manage to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. My family knows that’s the one time of the year that I am not to be called upon for other tasks. Not to worry, I took care of my regular Thanksgiving responsibilities before the parade kicked off.

Today is Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. I am thankful that I need nothing so desperately that I need to go out in to the shopping madness. Although I will confess that I may check out the deals on Amazon.

Speaking of Amazon, Herbie and Quinn are waiting for you on the farm.

Here are Five for Friday.

Commonwealth Cup Delayed

Following the shooting deaths of three University of Virginia football players by a former teammate, the annual football rivalry between UVA and Virginia Tech was canceled this year.

Hokies are well aware that it takes time to heal.

Prayers continue for the families and friends of those lost and injured.

CBS is a Little Late to the Party

Well, maybe not the Democrat Party.

Nearly two years after Twitter and Facebook censored the New York Post for the Hunter Biden laptop story, CBS has confirmed that it is true.

After 2 years of an exhausting investigation, CBS has determined the sky is blue.
H/T @catturd2 on Twitter

Read more in the New York Post.

The laptop links President Biden to his son Hunter and brother Jim Biden’s foreign influence-peddling, but high-ranking former spy agency officials claimed before the 2020 election it was likely Russian disinformation and the story was censored by Twitter and Facebook.

Regardless of who you voted for, and what you may or may not think of Donald Trump, it should concern us all greatly that the mainstream media suppressed a story that might have influenced the outcome of the 2020 election. Especially since they did it on purpose.

Believe what you must, but know the truth.

Happy 100th Birthday Charles M. Schulz

Cartoonists honor ‘Peanuts’ creator in Saturday funny pages
Associated Press
More than 75 syndicated cartoonists have tucked tributes, Easter eggs and references to “Peanuts” in Saturday’s funny papers to honor the creator of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and company. Read More.




The Chosen opens at Number 3

The Chosen Stuns Hollywood by Opening at No. 3: ‘We’re Shocking the Industry’
The latest movie from the Bible-based hit series The Chosen opened in the Top 3 over the weekend, surprising Hollywood observers and edging out major titles with larger budgets. Read More.

I’ve watched the first two seasons and look forward to viewing the third. It’s an interesting take on the Gospel story. Well worth your time.

Winterfest at Kings Dominion officially Opens Tonight

Yes, we’ve had November nights, and yes, many of the shows are already up and running, including mine. But Winterfest officially opens tonight  at Kings Dominion and ushers in the Winterfest Wonderland Parade. It really is a magical experience.

And it’s one of the many reasons that my next day “off” is January 2nd.

Have a good week.

FIVE FOR FRIDAY 11/18/2022 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Birthday, Mickey!

The animated short Steamboat Willie, was released on this day in 1928. This was the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It featured the third appearances of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Disney corporation considers this to be Mickey’s birthday.

Also born on this day.

American lyricist, songwriter, and singer, and co-founder of Capitol Records, Johnny Mercer, was born on this day in 1909 (died 1976). Mercer wrote the lyrics to more than 1,500 songs, including Moon River, featured in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.


Winterfest is coming.

Friday through Sunday November nights continue at Kings Dominion. My show, Tinker’s Toy Factory opens in the Kings Dominion Theater tomorrow night. Winterfest officially opens next Friday and welcomes the Winterfest Wonderland Parade. Come join in the fun.

Good news is waiting.

Herbie, Quinn, and all the folks on the farm are waiting with some good news. Both books make wonderful gifts for young readers. Click the links to purchase yours today.

CAT and PIG A Story of Friendship

CAT and PIG Good News in the Barn

Over the river…ish…

In less than a week we’ll settle in to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, followed by fancy overeatin’. To get you in the spirit here’s a festive Thanksgiving song from Roseanne Roseannadana.

And a bonus…As God is my witness…it’s not Thanksgiving with out this one.