Work Day at the studio!

My great friend Dane Rhodes from  Smothered put out an invite for some of his friends to come do some “work around the studio” this weekend.

It pays to have friends like Dane because 90 people responded! There will be 90 people at the studio tomorrow working their fingers to the bone.

Don’t worry… I have fire ants and fire ants LOVE bony fingers!

After the day’s work we will all be watching Smothered in the very location where it was shot! Pretty cool… especially since I now have evidence that the studio really is haunted!

Darned fire ants and their peanut butter…

A “friendly spirit” seems to float around the lake area. I learned that an actress drowned up there in 1914. I’m in the process of finding out who and why now. Will keep you posted.

Here’s to Dane and his friends. The studio is going to be MUCH better for the effort!




Very big night tomorrow and I’m told that my blog no longer prints to my FaceBook page since the debacle last week.

Can someone please advise me on how to get it “Re-Linked” before the “Sneaky Peek” of John Schneider’s Smothered tomorrow night?

Thank you!

Sorry this wasn’t a real “Blog” but I need your help!



I was a fat kid.

Yup.. I weighed 250 or so when i was 16 and still had it in my head that I was going to be a movie star.

“How many obese movie stars do you know?” asked my brother Bob that summer of 1976 when I had just wolfed down another corn dog at Six Flags.

He was right…

I didn’t know any. John Goodman had yet to do his first ever movie with me (Eddie Macon’s Run).

I decided to lose the weight and get into the best shape of my life. I knew that I was supposed to do something with my life. I knew it. Felt it in my bones… right there under all that fat. So I made a decision…  right then and there.

2 months later I had dropped 50 pounds.

Guess I’m one of those people who, when they put their mind to something they really put their mind to it.

I’m telling you this because I just heard that my fitness group, TEAM RIPPED DUKE has collectively lost over 4,000 pounds in the last 2 years. Continue reading Purpose

I’m baaack

Feels good to be reunited. To be affirmed. To matter…

Received a very nice note from a computer at FaceBook this morning saying that they had eliminated my account accidentally.

It was concise and apologetic. Computers are that way.

Thank you all who joined in the fight to make this happen. You did it!

Now make sure and watch the mid season finale of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots tomorrow! It’s going to rock your world!

If you can make it to the Sneaky Peak showing of John Schneider’s Smothered at Mad Monster Party in Charlotte come on! It’s next Friday the 21st. I want it packed!

Off to the hardware store… again!



Social Media

I never intended for this blog to be a platform for pissing and moaning and griping about things that are “wrong” with this new world in which we live…

…but the gaul of the powers that be at Face Book really give me no choice in the matter.

Night before last I was made aware of an interesting FB group called “Addicted to The Haves and the Have Nots.”

I am really enjoying being on that show (not to mention all the attention I am getting now as the new “Bad Man” on the block now that JR has gone on to his reward – Larry was a delight BTW. Great guy) so I decided to request admission to the group so I could play around in there.

It took about 30 seconds for the administrator to let me in. It’s good to be Jim! Continue reading Social Media