Saturday, December 23, 2006

Goodbye, Mike...

Mike Evans, who played Lionel Jefferson on All in the Family and its spinoff, The Jeffersons, has moved on up to the deluxe apartment in the sky...succumbing to throat cancer at the age of 57.

Evans also co-created and co-wrote Good Times (1974-1979), the first television series with an all-black cast that catapulted Jimmie Walker and his signature exclamation "Di-No-Mite!" to fame.

It is always a sad day when we lose a Mike.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Mike & Mike for Mikes

If your ears aren't busy anytime from 6am-10 am weekday mornings, tune in to Mike&Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio.

Hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg are entertaining as an odd couple covering every angle of the sports world. The burly Golic, a former college and pro football player, and Greenburg, a narcissistic and nerdish Felix-type, banter and bicker, chat and chuckle their way through the four-hour program.

The show draws plenty of listeners looking for early-morning laughs. It is broadcast on over
400 stations nationwide--check out a the weblink above for a station near you. We Toledo Mikes tune our AM dials to 1470.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

A Mike Holiday Greeting

We on the Mike Committee are so bogged down with pre-holiday committee work that we haven't had much time to consider the annual committee Christmas greeting.

Many thanks to Linda Uhrella, who did the work for us! Linda, who is regretably not a Mike, is a Michael Bolton fan skilled in digital-image manipulation. She created three pages of Christmas cards bearing the images of her dream Mike, and posted them to a photo card page for all to enjoy and distribute at their whim.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Mike Committee!

Monday, December 11, 2006

More Mike Buys

One of the Mikes needs a Mike shirt--I linked images to a previous post, and neglected to link the store. So, I am searching. Searching. Searching. Finding more Mike merchandise than I'd ever thought possible....

Here are Michelle's picks for hot Mike Holiday Stuff:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Opposite of Mike Buys

The official snack food seller for Mikes everywhere, or ought to be, Mike-sells. They are the best potato chips in the world, according to people who do random surveys of potato-chip eating:

Here is the perfect antidote to that Christmas pressure to buy presents for everyone else. Buy something you can consume yourself. Let them get their own bag. [Or t-shirt or whatever.]

If you like popcorn, but not the part that gets stuck in your teeth, try the Mike-Sells Puffcorn Delites. Or if you are on a diet, you can just read a little about the history of the potato chip:

Or play the games they have provided at their website.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Something for the Mike in your life...

The giving and gifting season is upon us, and about to slap us into
reality as we countdown the days left to circle the sharking lots,
brave the crowds, agonize over the choices, meander through the lines of sour-faced, weary shoppers to the cashier who will, as an agent of the store we are in, drain our checking accounts or boost our debt.

But enough of the negativity--it's almost Christmas! And as the famed The Office character Michael Scott reminds us in last season's heart-warming Christmas episode, "Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It is like this tangible thing that you can point to and say 'Hey, man, I love you this many dollars-worth.' "

So, fellow MIkes, make sure you are taken care of. Start with some monogrammed Mike gear like these items that I found while making my list. They seem to borrow on the NIKE logo, which could be breaking interpol, and interstate counterfeit merchandise laws; However, if those special people who you'll share your Christmas list with aren't willing to risk a few days in jail or a fine, it may be time to consider how much they really do care, if at all...