If you do not know me (I mean, really know me) then there is something you need to understand before you read this blog: I value the truth above everything else... except a good laugh. A good laugh will almost always beat the truth as far as I’m concerned. Everything you read on this blog will be true, somewhat true, or something I made up in an effort to get a laugh. Sometimes I will go on a rant that I don’t really mean (or only kind of mean). Sometimes I will mean what I write only to completely change my mind a year, month, or day later. Such is life. By reading this blog you agree not to get offended by anything I write (or, at the very least, you agree not to tell me or anyone else that you are offended). It is worth noting that my employer does not endorse my blog (or even read it, to tell you the truth). The Wife also does not endorse my blog (though she will read it from time to time). I am not paid to write this... it’s just my way of giving back to the community. I have, and will, touch on a wide range of subjects and will give my opinion on these subjects. Again, most of what I say is for laughs but every now and then I will say what I really think and feel (see my views on Westboro Baptist Cult). How will you know when I’m serious and when I’m trying to get a laugh? You’ll know. And if you don’t know, well... maybe this isn’t the best thing for you to be reading. So, sit back, read and enjoy. Leave comments if you want and don’t be afraid to publicly follow me.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time (747-693)

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Corporal William Thomas Perkins, Jr. (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 12, 1967, at Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam. His citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a combat photographer attached to Company C. During Operation MEDINA, a major reconnaissance in force southwest of Quang Tri, Company C made heavy combat contact with a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force estimated at from 2 to 3 companies. The focal point of the intense fighting was a helicopter landing zone which was also serving as the Command Post of Company C. In the course of a strong hostile attack, an enemy grenade landed in the immediate area occupied by Cpl. Perkins and 3 other marines. Realizing the inherent danger, he shouted the warning, "Incoming Grenade" to his fellow marines, and in a valiant act of heroism, hurled himself upon the grenade absorbing the impact of the explosion with his body, thereby saving the lives of his comrades at the cost of his life. Through his exceptional courage and inspiring valor in the face of certain death, Cpl. Perkins reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Boatswain’s Mate Thomas Perry (US Navy) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 19, 1864, on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge. His citation reads:

Served as boatswain's mate on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Acting as captain of the No. 2 gun during this bitter engagement, Perry exhibited marked coolness and good conduct under the enemy fire and was recommended for gallantry by his divisional officer.

Private Joseph Pesch (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 28-19, 1863, at Grand Gulf, Mississippi. His citation reads:

With 2 comrades voluntarily took position on board the steamer Cheeseman, in charge of all the guns and ammunition of the battery, and remained in charge of the same, although the steamer became unmanageable and was exposed for some time to a heavy fire from the enemy.

For any of you who find yourself wanting to say “I Quit”, remember the words of two old friends of mine (who I never met)…

Sir Winston Churchill – “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” (whoever or whatever that enemy might be, I add)

Jim Valvano – “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”

Today is the start of the TV Show Countdown you’ve been waiting for! Brought to you from the blog that gave you the Top 1,081 Songs of All-Time Countdown, the Top 2,613 Movies of All-Time Countdown and the Top 421 Books of All-Time Countdown

The I’m just sayin… Top 747 TV Shows of All-Time

Below we will have the rank, show, and years that the show ran (and sometimes any notes/thoughts I might have).

747   Your Favorite TV Show Not On The List   You tell me - I'm not sure   The staff at I'm just sayin… did the best we could ranking the top 747 TV shows of all time, but on the off chance we left your favorite show off the list, consider it now on at #747.

746   Here's Lucy   1968-1974  

745   The Guns of Will Sonnett   1967-1969   You will notice a large amout of Westerns on this list. We like all of them (some more than others)… but I have to admit that I have trouble telling the difference between a lot of the lower-ranked Westerns.

744   Don't Forget the Lyrics!   2007-2009, 2010-2011  

743   The Legend of Prince Valiant   1991-1994  

742   The Dick Tracy Show   1961-1962  

741   3-2-1 Contact   1980-1988  

740   Ponderosa   2001-2002  

739   Underdog   1964–1973  

738   Josie and the Pussycats   1970-1971  

737   Garrison's Gorillas   1967-1968  

736   Saved by the Bell: The New Class   1993-2000   I find it interesting this show lasted as long as it did… I think it's the worst of the Saved by the Bell shows.

735   Here Come the Brides   1968-1970  

734   The Man from U.N.C.L.E.   1964-1968  

733   Star Trek: The Animated Series   1973-1974   This show is a good idea… but it could have been better.

732   The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries   1977-1979  

731   The Green Hornet   1966-1967  

730   Family   1976-1980  

729   Peyton Place   1964-1969  

728   The Huckleberry Hound Show   1958-1962  

727   Lancer   1968-1970  

726   The New Lassie   1989-1991   Not as good as the original Lassie.

725   The Vampire Diaries   2009-present  

724   Emeril Live   1997-present  

723   Lost in Space   1965-1968  

722   Hazel   1961-1966  

721   The New Dragnet   1989-1991  

720   M Squad   1957-1960  

719   George of the Jungle   1967  

718   Firefly   2002-present  

717   Fury   1955-1960  

716   Hercules: The Legendary Journeys   1995-1999  

715   The Mr. Magoo Show   1964-1966  

714   The O.C.   2003-2007  

713   Laredo   1965-1967  

712   The Batman   2004-2008  

711   This Week   1981-present  

710   Damages   2007-present  

709   The Monroes   1966-1967  

708   The Larry Sanders Show   1992-1998  

707   The Magic Clown   1949-1954  

706   The Greatest American Hero   1981-1983  

705   Ellen   1994-1998  

704   The Bill Engvall Show   2007-2009  

703   Sports Night   1998-2000  

702   Reno 911!   2003-2009  

701   Keeping Up with the Kardashians   2007-present   If it was just up to me, this show wouldn't be on here… but a lot of people seem to watch it so it's on the list.

700   Marcus Welby, M.D.   1969-1976  

699   The Pretender   1996-2000  

698   The Naked Truth   1995-1998  

697   The Bold Ones: The Senator   1970  

696   Castle   2009-present  

695   Route 66   1960-1964  

694   Hardcastle and McCormick   1983-1986  

693   The White Shadow   1978-1981  

Picture Thursday

A few more pics from Easter Weekend

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