Marines Accept Jesus Unreservedly

"The talking Jesus doll issue has been resolved," the Marine Reserves Toys for Tots program announced on its Web site Wednesday. "Toys for Tots has found appropriate places for these items. We have notified the donor of our willingness to handle this transaction." Details here.

ALSO, in unrelated but just as important news: I am breaking one of my own cardinal rules of blogging, which is to say I am adding an unproven blogger to the Illustrious Roll of Peeps in my sidebar. Normally I insist people blog a week or two before I add them - just ask Steeno or Adam, who sweated it out for days, wondering if they would make the cut.

Today, I am setting that rule aside in this case: The John Loux.

John has the distinction of leaving the best comment in the history of my blog earlier today, albiet under his wife's blogger account (which is a special kind of lame...):
Yes, indeed Steve "the steve green", sang on the first Whiteheart album. Along with the Huff Bros (Dan and David), Dan going on to be the biggest session player in LA in the 80's and 90's and who has since gone on to become the biggest producer in country music today. David went on to play with Michael W. Smith, back on the "Eye to Eye" and "Big Picture" world tours, and then went on to form the band Giant with his brother Dan, which had a number one single "I'll See You in My Dreams" on secular radio. Gary Lunn, the bass player, went on to do studio work and then to play bass with Don Potter at Morningstar. The Founding memebers of Whiteheart, Billy Smiley and Mark Girshmell, stayed consistently in Whiteheart, and brought on people like Tommy SImms, who went on to play with Springsteen for a tour; Rick Florian; and the now drummer for Ketih Urban.

Sheila E played percussion for Prince for a period of time, not to be confused with Sheena Easton, who every school boy was in love with back in junior high.

Steve Green didn't like singing rock, that's why he left.

Mr Bohlender, please do not attempt to shut out a genius of completely useless facts from your blog from now on. I may not know much, but what I do know is music from the 80's, oh an how to groom a freakishly cool mullet. Now I will gladly step down from the lofty position that I have put placed myself in as "mr know it all", if someone can tell me the name of the "other guy" in Wham, not George Michael.

I am giving him an exemption and immediately linking him based on two things - one, his wife, Tracie, started blogging recently and is doing well at it, and two, I hope to pressure him into blogging intently.

So go there, flood his blog, leave comments, and let the blogging begin.


johnloux said...

I'm really really mad. I bought one of these talking Bible figures 2 months ago and I love it! I would greatly harm the lad who tried to take away my precious "Balam's Talking Donkey"... I have named him Homer. Homer has 3 sayings when you yank his string and they go as follow's

#1 - Ouch!
#2 - Hey that really hurts... stop it!
#3 - Dude I am so serious if you don't stop I will run up against the side of that mountain and crush your leg!

Now about the talking Jesus doll. The real reason this was rejected was because one of the employees at the company changed one of the sayings to " Get thee behind me Satan". This is all fine and Biblical, but the problem lies with the 5 year old child who was the beta tester.... his name was Peter. Mom and Dad were not impressed.

ChriS & Yvette Ferguson said...


What do I got to do to get on the Illustrious Roll of Peeps? Buy you a coffee? Word has that Blanc is nearing his 750th comment. Go now!

Randy Bohlender said...

Chrs - "Freely you have been peeped, freely you should peep." - II Hesatations, chapter 2, verse 1 - New Randy Version.

I like my coffee black.

ChriS & Yvette Ferguson said...

UdaMan! Peep it Forward!

sandie brock said...

"The" John Loux an 80's music fan? Perhpas I will send him the address to the soon to be Servant site. "What a long strange trip it's been." :-)

Randy Bohlender said...

Sandie - FOUND IT. You can run but you cannot hide. Owen looks like Eric Clapton!

Elizabeth Kosorski said...

I've been blogging for a few months now...seems like I should be eligible sometime soon....hint. O.K so I've never been good at tack....whatever.

Randy Bohlender said...

Liz, it's tact. Good at tact. Tack is what you put on a horse.

Your link's in the works.

Elizabeth said...

Randy, the "k" is right next to the "t" on my new mac...I swear!