03/09/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Crazy
“Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong."
Robert Anton Wilson
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I'm sure it comes as no great shock to you that I love this song - AND the wonderful ink blot video, which is - well, sorta crazy!
BONUS - Crazy - Gnarls Barkley, 2006
|"Crazy" is the debut
Gnarls Barkley, a musical collaboration between
Danger Mouse and
CeeLo Green, taken from their 2006 debut album
St. Elsewhere. It peaked at number two on the
Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in the United
Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand and other
The song was leaked in late 2005, months before its regular release, and consequently received massive airplay on BBC Radio 1 in the United Kingdom, most notably by radio DJ Zane Lowe, who also used the song in television commercials for his show. When it was finally released in March 2006, it became the first single to top the UK Singles Chart on download sales alone. The song remained at the top of the British charts for nine weeks (which no other song had achieved in over ten years, and was only surpassed by Rihanna's "Umbrella" in July 2007) before the band and their record company decided to remove the single from music stores in the country so people would "remember the song fondly and not get sick of it." In spite of this deletion, the song became best-selling single of 2006 in the UK. Due to continued download sales, it reached a million sales in January 2011.
The song won a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2007, and was also nominated for The Record of the Year in the United Kingdom, which it lost to "Patience" by Take That. It was also nominated and further won a 2006 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song. The song was also named the best song of 2006 by Rolling Stone and by the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics poll. The song was listed at #11 on Pitchfork Media's top 500 songs of the 2000s. The song is also in the #45 place in the list of the best songs ever of Acclaimed Music. In 2010, it was placed at #100 in the "updated" version of Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" and ranked at the top position of Rolling Stone's top 100 songs of the decade (2000–2009). "Crazy" was notably performed at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, with the band members dressed as various Star Wars characters...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Patrick Burke ('57) AND Bobby Hilling ('62) of VA AND Katie Haan Spaulding ('64) of CA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Helen Avant Neal ('57) of VA AND (if Plaxo is to be believed) Bill Douthat ('66) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Margaret Blayton Cowan ('57) AND Nancy Horton Wilkes ('62) of FL AND Shirley Caudill Williamson ('65) of VA AND Betty Ames Burton ('71) of VA;;
13 - Betty Spain Uecker ('63) of VA AND My Daughter-in-Law, Kim Woods Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / Richard Milburn Academy, FL - '03) of IL;
15 - Joan Williams Eberwine ('57) AND Linda Robinson Gillespie ('71) of VA;
16 - Bill Gross (February '48) of VA AND Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA AND Jacque Ray Fisher ('66) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|March 09, 1944 - Japanese troops counter-attacked American
Hill 700 in
Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
Soviet Air Force terror attack to
resulted in big damages in
March 09, 1944 -
Soviet Army planes attacked Tallinn,
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Sunday, March 09, 1964 - Actress and dancer Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France.|
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14, AND From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/09/14, 4:04 PM - "TYPHOON Ball Caps For Sale":
would you please post the following in your next newsletter, pertaining
to the NNHS Caps and future products being offered on my eBay Store.
These are the ones that I am donating part of the sales proceeds to you
for support of the website; and to the Wounded Warriors Fund.
In addition, he said this on Facebook:
Our 1st Shipment/Order of
the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being packaged for shipping
today; with shipments being sent out Monday & Tuesday: I have
approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered remaining. Anyone
wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of $10.00 plus S/H of
$4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:
I have already made a donation to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates Informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly, from the proceeds from sales of these NNHS Logo Products.
In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or raglandtradingpost.com with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered. Thank you, Butch
Perhaps another reminder to
the newsletter subscribers would increase sales, while the alumni
discount is in effect.
|Thank you so very much, Gentlemen!|
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/08/14 - "Someone has written these beautiful words":
|Someone has written
these beautiful words.
They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all of the time!
1. Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout our journey.
2. So why is a car's WINDSHIELD so large and the Rear View Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.
3. Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.
4. All things in life are temporary. If they're going well, enjoy them... they will not last forever. If they're going wrong, don't worry... they can't last long either.
5. Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!
6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, friend, it's just a bend, not the end!"
7. When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
8. A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied, "Yes, losing your vision!"
9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
10. WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES... it takes away today's PEACE.
If you really enjoy this, please pass on to others. It may just brighten someone's day... Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly, and Leave the rest to God. AMEN!
Thank you, Haul Party!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/08/14 - "Golden Years?":
Several days ago as I left a meeting at a hotel, I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down. I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot.
My husband has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them. His theory is that the car will be stolen.
As I burst through the door, I came to a terrifying conclusion. His theory was right. The parking lot was empty. I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and assumed that it had been stolen.
Then I made the most difficult call of all, "Honey (I
always call him honey in times like these)," I stammered, "I
left my keys in the car and it's been stolen."
From My Friend, Cheryl, of AZ - 03/08/14 - "Decisions":
|ABSOLUTELY TRUE! Thanks, Cheryl!|
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 03/08/14 - "On the Road: Ohio boy pays it forward with found fortune - YouTube":
Thank you so much, Jimmy!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/14/14 - "Snow in Russia (#21 in a Series of 37)":
Hope these come through. In light of recent weather....
Snow in Russia
Now THIS is winter!
YIKESARONI! Thanks again, Joan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 02/19/14 - "LAUGHS FOR THE DAY (#14 in a Series of 16)":
...These should be some fun.
GIGGLES! Thanks, Joan!
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 03/01/14 - "Modern Gadgets (#8 in a series of 15)":
|WILD GIGGLES! Thanks, Dools!|
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 03/07/14 - "Fun with Snow (#1 in a series of 13":
you'd enjoy these!
BOY HOWDY! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
BONUS CRAZY CROCHET PATTERNS:
- How to Do the Crazy Stitch
http://irarott.blogspot.com/2011/04/crazy-frogs-baby-booties-with-double.html - Ira Rott's Crazy Frogs Baby Booties
http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet/10-Unusual-Unforgettable-and-Unique-Crochet-Patterns - Crazy Patterns - "This collection of 23 Unusual, Unforgettable, and Unique Crochet Patterns features all the best of those quirky free unique crochet patterns that stick in your mind. Why not give in and try some of these crazy yet easy patterns to crochet?..."
BONUS CRAZY RECIPES:
|Crazy Recipes - Top 10 Crazy Recipes From Around The World - "What's that saying...? 'One man's trash is another man's treasure.' You can apply it to the everyday food we eat. What makes up a traditional meal in one country might turn the stomach of a person on the opposite side of the globe. So, take a deep breath and dive into some of the most adventurous recipes from around the world. Are you brave enough to broaden your culinary horizons?"|
A man awoke one evening to discover prowlers in his storage shed. He immediately called 911, and gave his address to report the prowlers and possible burglary.
The operator at the other end asked, "Are they in your house?"
He said they were not, only in his storage shed in back of the house. The operator said there were no cars available at that time.
He thanked the operator, hung up the phone and counted to 30 and called again. "I just called you about prowlers in my storage shed. Well, you do not have to worry, as I just shot them all dead!"
Within seconds there were three police cars, an ambulance, and a fire engine at the scene.
After capturing the prowlers red-handed, the policeman asked the caller, "I thought you said you had shot them all!"
The man answered, "I thought you said there were no police available!"
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Wednesday, March 12, 2014
- The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second
Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at
the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE
JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference.
Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call
Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
2. Thursday, April 3, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.
3. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or email@example.com, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or email@example.com.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/20/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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Written by Brian Burton (b. 29 July 1977)
Thomas Callaway (b. 30 May 1974)
Gian Franco Reverberi (b. 1934) and
Gian Piero Reverberi (b. 29 July 1939)
Recorded by Gnarls Barkley, 2006
I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind,
There was something so pleasant about that place . (Or phase)
Even your emotions had an echo in so much space.
And when you're out there, without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch.
But it wasn't because I didn't know enough:
I just knew too much
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Possibly (Or Probably)
And I hope that you are having the time of your life,
But think twice, that's my only advice.
Come on now who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
Ha ha ha, bless your soul,
You really think you're in control!
I think you're crazy...
I think you're crazy...
I think you're crazy...
Just like me.
My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb,
And all I remember is thinkin' I wanna be like them. hmhmhm
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun,
And it's no coincidence I've come, mmm
And I can die when I'm done.
But maybe I'm crazy?
Maybe you're crazy?
Maybe we're crazy?
"Crazy" midi courtesy of http://www.mididelight.com/download/1772/ - 03/09/07
"Crazy" lyrics courtesy of http://www.metrolyrics.com/lyrics/1755148968/Gnarls_Barkley/Crazy - 03/09/07
Animated Flashing Eye clip art courtesy of http://www.free-animations.co.uk/human_body/eyes/eye_1.html - 03/08/09
Animated Goofy Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars17.html - 03/08/09
Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI- one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Crying Baby clip art courtesy of http://www.barbspics.com/baby/babypage06index.html - 09/28/05 (resaved 02/27/09)
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