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Pretty much the most awesome birthday a guy could ever hope for!

As much as I have loved Great Falls radio, it has fallen too far in the last couple of years, and I *needed* to have more options. To the rescue — my wife, with the AWESOME gift of a Sirius-XM radio for my car! Check out this action:

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I will still listen to Great Falls radio occasionally, but holy cow — having satellite radio in the car is just…beyond happy.

Then some amazing, thoughtful, loving, and kind well-wishes from family and friends, primarily via Facebook. All VERY much appreciated — especially this one from my amazing friend Kelly (owner of Treat Animal Wellness down in Boz!) — this has got to be the MOST AMAZING BIRTHDAY CARD / GRAPHIC / IMAGE EVER CREATED IN ALL OF HISTORY. Thank you Kelly!

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(Remember, kids — there is never NOT a good time for DOGE.)

Then I got asked to do a voice-over for a TV commercial — pretty much one of my dreams in life — woohoo! No word yet on when it will air, will let you know.

Then off to a tasty lobster dinner at Dante’s with my wife — excellent service from Ryan, a former co-worker and all-around great guy — and who surprised me with this sinfully delicious chocolate-lava slice of cake!

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And what better way to top off a birthday in Great Falls than stopping in at the Sip-n-Dip to hear the legendary Piano Pat?

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Best. Birthday Card. EVER.

From my amazing friend Kelly (owner of Treat Animal Wellness down in Boz!) — this has got to be the MOST AMAZING BIRTHDAY CARD / GRAPHIC / IMAGE EVER CREATED IN ALL OF HISTORY. Thank you Kelly!!!!!

Remember, kids — there is never NOT a good time for DOGE.

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Breaking…HD

I understand that some people are excited about the NBC affiliate here in Great Falls getting an upgrade — but tagging it as “breaking news” — seriously?

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Beep! Beep!

My friend Tracie shared this on Facebook — cracked me up — cows are just so damn whimsical even without captions and funny sayings like “Beep! Beep!”

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Where’s Waldo?

FOUND HIM. Who would have thought he was hiding in plain sight in downtown Great Falls?

WHERE'S WALDO?

Category: Pop Culture

What I Watch: Gotham

How about a dash of pop culture and TV? I’m hooked on the new show “Gotham.” Didn’t think it was even worth checking out, but my wife recorded the first episode, and I’m very impressed.

The Gordon character is well done — trying very, very hard to find a balance between “Doing The Right Thing” and “Going Along With Corrupt People Just Enough To Avoid Being Killed.”

The proto-Penguin is a literal character, obviously, and very well portrayed. Fish Mooney is a hoot. The Mafia-type gangs are stereotypes and a bit comical, but in the alternate Gotham universe, they work just fine.

Weakest points so far: Lil’ Brucie and Alfred, and Gordon’s girlfriend Barbara — although as noted below, there was some progress made in the most recent episode re: Bruce and Alfred.

What I Watch: Gotham

My recent post on FanFare about the “Viper” episode:

Lil’ Brucie has largely been an annoyance up until this episode, detracting from the fun stuff — but in this episode, we began to see how he eventually became “the world’s greatest detective” — which is how Batman was originally presented.

And re: era/style — I’m OK with the mish-mash — remember in the first Burton Batman, the opening scene, with the tourist couple and kid getting lost and taking an alley? When I first saw that, I thought that it was set in the 1940s, and that perhaps we were seeing Mr & Mrs Wayne with young Bruce. But no, it was “modern” — just that everybody was wearing hats.

Remember, this is set in an alternate universe — they can have different styles and eras represented.

And in case I haven’t mentioned it before, I was VERY skeptical about this show — hadn’t even planned on watching, figuring it would be something like “Gotham 90210″ — but my wife wanted to check it out, and I tagged along — and have enjoyed each episode more than the previous one. I’m hooked.

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