Q: “Where have you been young man?” A: Working. A lot.

Hey gang! Sorry it’s been so terribly long since I’ve posted anything with any really awesome and good substance. Forgive me but I’ve had a lot of good reasons. Lets do the list:

First up is a new animated / live action show I’m producing at my day job. It’s call “Critter Connection” and it’s gonna be a really informative and hopefully equally entertaining. It also has been fully endorsed by the Ozark Humane Society which is the local shelter here in my area. Good for them, good for the animals, good for the station, good for the viewing audience and good for me as I get to do some serious creating. Stay tuned…

critter connection

Next up is the next big contest from the Toy Box courtesy of Entertainment Earth. Those fine folks called me a couple weeks back and said; “Hey Jim! Wanna do some reviews of bobble heads for us and then give them away to your super cool sight visitors?” To which I promptly replied; “You bet your bippy sister!” So all total I have six really cool All American themed bobble heads that I will be giving away during the month of July. Sure Independence Day is on the 4th but by golly I’m stretching the celebration out for the whole month. Why? Because I’m American! And it’s more fun that way. Reviews and how to win are coming on July 4th so stay tuned.


Also I’m getting caught up on a bunch of reviews I owe you from way back. From super sweet Captain Actions sent to me by my fantastic pal Gar Ghoul to other neat things from View Askew alumnus Scott Shciaffo and some other neat toys I’ve picked up along the way that are just too cool for school. But wait there’s more! But first another picture…

It's like a swimming pool of fun.
It’s like a swimming pool of fun.

Work is drawing to a close on the show I’m working on with the legendary television writer Ted Bergman called “Dogs and Cats Go Hollywood.” I do believe you are going to really dig the funny that’s coming from the mind of one of televisions greatest writers. If you don’t have time to check him out on IMDB (slackers) Ted was writer on numerous programs including the Munsters, The Smothers Brothers and Sanford and Son. Plug in to stay up to date 🙂

Ted Lgoo copy 2

So as you can see it’s been really busy around this box and beyond. I’m looking really forward to sharing all this stuff with all of you. Again thanks to all of you for the continued love and support.

Now, Go Play! – Jim 06/26/14

P.S. Thanks to Dave LePage and Ted Souppa for hooking me up with my own and very first IMDB credit for my voice over work in their incredible short film “Ten Minutes”.  Let’s see if I can fill that sucker up!

Daily Update – 03/17/14

Good evening gang! I do hope your St. Patrick’s Day went well. Overall ours went smooth, no pinching, green beer or leprechauns to speak of but all in all a good day.

The days on the calender seem to be getting in a hurry as I get closer to the launch of the TV version of the Toy Box. No pressure though, it’s all about play and a variety of it so stress is most certainly not allowed. Plus I’m having a ton of fun!

The day job kept me busy as the chief was out of the tepee today and I was left to man the village. Not a bad thing really. It gives me the opportunity to go into super multi-tasker mode. Honestly I liked that. Wouldn’t want to do it every day but its a nice change up and keeps me sharp. The only real difference between today and any other day is that I plop my posterior back in the air chair to spit out the local headlines. which you can see here:

Playing “news guy” is fun but not something I would ever want to do for the rest of my life. Too depressing. Thankfully the chief will be back tomorrow and I can comfortably kick back at master control. Plus after watching the playback it’s simply too much “Jim” for a good broadcast. Between the rip and read with the news my pipes are heard on all of the commercials. One must know overkill when you spot it.  Ego be damned. Plus the uploaded version looks like all of the blacks in the video were hit with  bleach bomb. Terrible.

One thing that I did get to have a lot of fun with today was the article on a CD I picked up over the weekend. As I try to get the “Thrift Store Flipping” segment back on track the family and I made the rounds at the area thrift shops this past Saturday. Tomorrow I’ll talk about one of the unseen perils of this project, bit of a bummer really but I’d rather keep this one on a positive note.

edwards_0001 Pickin’s were very slim but I did score some cool books and a CD for personal consumption. More about the books later but the CD was a winner on so many levels. You can read all about it HERE. It also gave me the motivation to get another segment of the Toy Box in place; the Listening Room.

Well, the clock is ticking and the sandman is calling my name. So off to bed for your old buddy Jimbo. One last tip for you before I wrap this one up. As you have probably figured out I’m pretty easy to amuse and I love a good deal. The Mrs. introduced me to an experience that satisfied both of those needs; a shopping trip to Rue 21. Dude, if you have never been there, pop in.

lrg_logo_rue21We just recently had one come to town and I figured 1. it was a girl’s store and 2. I am way too old to be in there. I was wrong on both accounts.  Not only did I find a pair of high top sneakers that make me giggle a little (they’re black, shiny and faux snakeskin with white soles) but they were crazy cheap. $5 bucks later and I’ve got shiny shoes. Plus another Lincoln later I picked up a couple of belts, a hat and two watches. Do the math gang, that’s a buck a piece for brand new stuff! I dig it.

Again, thanks for stopping by, catching up or just being nosy. Now, Go Play!

Jim 03/17/14

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