Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Will Donate to St. Jude's Hospital

The other night on ABC's Nightline they had a boy named Daniel who was a patient at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN. He had a brain tumor, and he had a rough treatment. He survived it and he was brave. He's only 13 years old, and he has the same birthday as me (November 4). I was happy to know that he didn't have to pay for his medical treatment.

I worked for Fed Ex for 16 years, and I was always asked by my former company to donate to St. Jude's. I always made one-time donations, but I have not contributed since I left Fed Ex 3 years ago. Seeing the hospital on Nightline a few nights ago, it made me want to donate to that hospital again, but perhaps in more amounts than I have in the past, and more consistently. As I make more money in my Mobile Notary business and in other ways, I will definitely donate more to St. Jude's. Their website is

A New iMac Is Coming To My House

I have decided that I need to buy a new iMac as soon as I can afford it. There are several reasons for this. One, my iMac was bought about 5 years ago, and while it is adequate for most things that I use it for, there are several applications that will not work on my computer. I am running Mac OS X version 10.3.9, which is the highest version of the Mac OS X system that will run on my computer. I've got the old Intel computer, the one that won't run Windows.

I have run into some popular applications and websites that I cannot fully use because of the limitations on my current G4 Mac. The first thing is that I bought Quickbooks for Mac earlier this year, and noticed that it will not run on my current computer. Next, I tried to upgrade to the new verson of iTunes, like version 8.0.2 I believe. I cannot upgrade to iTunes 8 without at least Mac OS X version 10.4 or higher.

I also tried to go to lately to download a free Christmas album that her TV show claimed that I could get on Well, when I went to that site, I noticed that I was unable to fully access everything on the site, because I needed to upgrade to Adobe Flash version 10. Well, my current iMac doesn't have the ability to run this Adobe Flash version. Therefore, again, I am shut out of a free album from Oprah (I tried to search for the album on, but it would not come up on what I could pull up- so I am assuming that the reason I couldn't get it is because it was on the portion of the site where the technology limited me.

I also found out that I can't watch full episodes on (I wanted to see the Beyonce/Justin Timberlake "Single Ladies" video on Saturday Night Live but I must upgrade my iMac to be able to watch FULL episodes).

Finally, I hate that I totally cannot use my membership anymore, because of the technology (again). will not work on my current computer. That happened to me overnight, as I know it did to all other people who did immediately upgrade their iMacs a few months ago.

So, to recap, from all of this I learned this: you can get along for a while without the new Mac technology, but eventually there comes a day when the world around you requires you to upgrade. I'm looking at spending about $1,200 for a new computer. I will sell this old iMac to a relative for $200 cash. I'll have to transfer most of the information from my old computer to my new one. It will be exciting to get my new computer. Recently my income became kind of decent again, and I hope that it continues, because I really don't want to charge my new computer, but I may have to. I'm watching my credit very closely now, but that's another story.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Christmas Movie Trailer

This is the movie trailer for the film, "Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Christmas" by Disney.

It's Not That Easy Being Green by Kermit the Frog

This is "It's Not That Easy Being Green" by Kermit the Frog. I remember this song on the TV show, "Sesame Street" when I was a kid. I also remember the song being on the Sesame Street record album.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

To Bail Out The U.S. Auto Companies? I Think NOT

There is discussion on Capitol Hill right now on whether or not the U.S. government should give the U.S. Big 3 auto makers $25 billion to help them out. I say, "Heck no!" Why do I think that way? Well, for one, nobody's buying cars right now. Japanese CARS have been better deals for years, anyway- they last longer than American cars. The American companies have been building those gas-guzzling things for years, too, and making big profits on them. Now that people have seen that they can and will be vulnerable if they continue to buy SUVs and trucks, they will think twice before going down that road again in the future. Face it- the future is in electric cars and hybrids. The only way that any of the big 3 automakers who want money now should be given any money at all is if they agree to scuttle the cars that they make now, and begin production on proven hybrid and electric cars. If any money is given out, why not also give some to Tesla Motors, an up-and-coming car company that makes stylish electric cars. Or, why doesn't one of the big 3 get an idea to combine with Tesla in a government-assisted transaction. If anybody gets any money, they'd better not simply settle for letting things proceed as they have- or it will simply be a delay of the demise of the American-owned auto industry. Well, we'll still have Saturn- that's American owned, right? They also still build Toyotas here- so there will still be some car manufacturing jobs here. I say- if nobody's buying the cars they're making because nobody wants the cars that they're making, then they should stop making those cars. If the companies won't listen, then let them go out of business!

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Single Ladies" fan-spliced video, with Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and the Guys on SNL

This is the "Single Ladies" video and song by Beyonce, spliced with the video skit on Saturday Night Live featuring Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, along with Andy Samberg. In the skit on SNL, Beyonce's making a video for her hit, "Single Ladies", and the director decides to use 3 guys for the video instead of girls to back up Beyonce. In this video Justin Timberlake, Andy Samberg and another guy are dressed in black leotards and women's pumps. They are dancing with Beyonce, and trying to do her moves. Justin's actually pretty good at the moves! Kinda interesting, since Beyonce's real video for "Single Ladies" also has 2 guys in it allegedly, but those guys are either transvestites or transgendered, I heard. Anyway, you can see a marriage of both videos right here.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A 1-800 DENTIST Commercial That You Will Never See on TV

This is a crazy 1-800 DENTIST Commercial that you will never see on TV. It's good!

Friday, November 14, 2008

High School Musical 3 Sara Lee Commercial - Regular

This is the High School Musical 3 Sara Lee Commercial, featuring 4 stars from the movie. It's a fun commercial that kind of makes me want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and to dance.

Sara Lee High School Musical 3 Video (Corbin Bleu Showcased Version)

This is the popular Sara Lee Commercial featuring the cast of "High School Musical 3", but it showcases Corbin Bleu. This video is different than the other main commercial, where 3 other cast members also get a fair amount of screen time.

Got Milk? - White Gold Commercial

This is the popular commercial in California about "White Gold" - a guy who became a super rocker by drinking milk from a guitar, which he received from an angel.

White Gold IS White Gold - One Gallon Axe a.k.a. "It's Supernatural"

This is the White Gold video promoting milk. It is called, "One Gallon Axe", but from the commecial, you might think it's called "It's Supernatural".

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Disney's California Adventure Coming Expansion Details

This video talks about the transformation that is coming for "Disney's California Adventure" Theme Park at the Disneyland Resort. Tonight I saw this video for the first time, and thought that it should be available for the average 15 people who visit the "Ransom Think" blog every day. The new ideas coming to the Park look really cool- especially the new "Carthay Circle Theater"! All the changes that are shown in this video were announced last year by The Disneyland Resort. "Toy Story Mania" is already open at California Adventure and is quite popular.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Happy Birthday, Kathy Griffin

Today is Kathy Griffin's birthday. Happy Birthday, Kathy. I saw you on "Dancing With The Stars" earlier this evening, clapping for Lance Bass. I saw you on Larry King Live the other night, too.

Anyway, it's easy for me to remember your birthday. Why? Because today (Nov. 4th) is my birthday, too. I'm 4 years younger than you, remember? You probably don't. In fact, you probably don't even remember me. We met several months ago at your house. Your people haven't called me to come back since then. I'm still waiting.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Weird Science- The Bitch Kneed My Nuts

This is one of my favorite scenes in the movie, "Weird Science", when Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) gets really drunk and starts telling this story.