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2014-05-13 02:18:19 AM

Forlorne Greene: Man, we joke around but this guy's had a tough life:

1)  Born in Detroit.
2)  This.


3) kidnapped and imprisoned by gold digger for 34 years
 
2014-05-13 02:50:13 AM
I prefer listening to old Casey Kasem AT40s than another outlet of Ryan Seacrest's Celebrity Gossip Empire.  Thankfully, one local station does indeed play old Casey Kasem AT40s, and its thus far been the only time I've heard both Elvis and Led Zeppelin played on the same station, and answered the one question I always had:  were Elvis and Zep in the Top 40 at the same time?  My co-workers thought I'd gone insane when Immigrant Song played... AND THEN the King himself came on.  It was also the only time I've heard Chuck Berry on the radio since I was a kid; unfortunately it was the worst song he's ever recorded.

/the ONLY AT40 that was remotely listenable since Seacrest took over was when Jimmy Fallon guest-hosted a couple of years back
//he made it like it used to be:  music-driven, informative, and entertaining
 
2014-05-13 04:55:41 AM
I'm Casey Kasem, on with the countdown.

Next, we have a long-distance message ... from me.

Dear family,

I know right now that you're looking for me. Well I'm looking for you, too. And the answer to where I am right now is hidden in a hit song from 1989 ...
 
2014-05-13 06:38:12 AM
This is happening right now in my family.  I'd been taking care of my grandma since my mom died.  A couple years later, when it became clear she needs assisted living, the community for older people where she lived called her estranged son.  He offered to take her in, and despite me having power of attorney, her docs and accountant stopped talking to me because he was "her son."  He's always had a bad relationship with her, but she's the sort of person who will forgive people for anything.  And of course, the rest of the family have had to rescue her from grifters 3-4 times because of that.  Her "friends" will move in, give her a sob story, refuse to work, steal her pain meds, and she'll let them stay if they say "sorry" every time.

I let her move in with him and handed over power of attorney because it's what she wanted, and it was revokable anyhow if I said "no."  As of about 2 months ago, they've stopped picking up my calls.  I don't have the address.  Last I heard, she was in the hospital.  I have no idea if she's OK.

Family, man.
 
2014-05-13 07:23:20 AM

Phoenix_M: stevetherobot: What does Ryan Seacrest know, and when did he know it?

He knows how to make hundreds of millions of dollars a year. He bought Dick Clark productions a few years ago and owns the kardashian show those two things alone make 80+ million year.


If I was friends/family of Brian Dunkleman, I'd have him on constant suicide-watch.
 
2014-05-13 07:54:55 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: Forlorne Greene: Man, we joke around but this guy's had a tough life:

1)  Born in Detroit.
2)  This.

Yeah, but I bet 1930's Detroit was a far less depressing place to live in than modern-day Detroit.....

/ even accounting for the "Great Depression"


Believe it or not, but The D was once called "The Paris of the West."
 
2014-05-13 08:18:32 AM
Police have started counting down the Top 40 places he could be...


/got nothing
 
2014-05-13 09:00:43 AM
Movin' up two spots this week on Kasey's top 40:

www.progarchives.com
 
2014-05-13 09:44:57 AM

safeinsane: My brother used to be a radio engineer and he ran this show on the local station.

It was all on LP.

[img.fark.net image 767x479]

Now that your image of Casey Kasem sitting at the mic doing the show live has been shattered...


I totally forgot about him being on LP! I also ran those records circa late-80's at WYKS-FM (Gainesville). I think we played them at 6am on Saturday or Sunday (when no one was really listening).
 
2014-05-13 10:32:45 AM
I hope he has meddling wife insurance.
www.adweek.com
Better call Lucy at State Farm
 
2014-05-13 10:41:21 AM
Whole lotta shakin' going on. Also, Jean Kasem's vagina wanted for opening coconuts.
 
2014-05-13 12:41:25 PM

carrion_luggage: In 2014, a little boy writes: Dear Casey. My name is Timmy and I'm six years old. My mom and dad are worried because they don't know where the fark you are. So where the fark are you? Signed, Timmy.

Well, Timmy, I wish I knew where the fark I was, I really do. But the truth is, I'm just an old man with a tyrannosaur for a wife and a bad case of dementia. You might say I'm lost in my own thoughts -- like the windmills of your mind. And that's our number six song for today, January 5th, 1972...


You magnificent bastard.
 
2014-05-13 01:16:24 PM
www.tfw2005.com
 
2014-05-13 02:02:10 PM
"Radios of the world are tuning in tonight. Are you on the dial, are you tuned in right? One of our DJ's is missing..."
 
2014-05-13 05:25:45 PM

whyerhead: Hmm.. Casey's other Daughter Liberty isn't too bad looking either..
[img.fark.net image 850x850]



You're joking, right?  He has two hot daughters and one real dog daughter.
 
2014-05-13 05:29:01 PM
imageshack.com
 
2014-05-13 05:33:31 PM

Bathia_Mapes: B.L.Z. Bub: borg: Luven: She probably doped him up , changed the will and then made him vanish so they can't contest it. The family needs to retain some professional help (kneecappers) to find out where she hid him.

Since he can no longer speak and has the mental capacity of a child. Any will signed after 2011 would likely be null and void.

Where did it say anything about his mental capacity?

He has Parkinson's Disease, and at this point it's unknown if he's being treated properly for it since his wife won't allow any of his children to visit. That's very worrying. Fortunately today one of his daughters was granted temporary conservatorship over her father's healthcare, which means she'll be able to have access his medical records.


Actually, they found he doesn't have Parkingson's.  That's what they were TOLD he had.  He has Lewy Body Syndrome.
 
2014-05-13 05:43:42 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: you are a puppet: johnny_vegas: Casey's daughter, Kerri Kasem:

[lh6.ggpht.com image 428x640]

/provided for educational purposes only

Consider me educated. In fact I just graduated summa cum laude.

She's a nutbag Scientologist and conspiracy theorist. Don't stick it in crazy.


Wait, the daughter is a $cientology nut, but somehow the wife is the gold digger?

I'm gonna have to take Loretta's side on this one.
 
2014-05-13 06:13:54 PM

zabadu: Bathia_Mapes: B.L.Z. Bub: borg: Luven: She probably doped him up , changed the will and then made him vanish so they can't contest it. The family needs to retain some professional help (kneecappers) to find out where she hid him.

Since he can no longer speak and has the mental capacity of a child. Any will signed after 2011 would likely be null and void.

Where did it say anything about his mental capacity?

He has Parkinson's Disease, and at this point it's unknown if he's being treated properly for it since his wife won't allow any of his children to visit. That's very worrying. Fortunately today one of his daughters was granted temporary conservatorship over her father's healthcare, which means she'll be able to have access his medical records.

Actually, they found he doesn't have Parkingson's.  That's what they were TOLD he had.  He has Lewy Body Syndrome.



Whether someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease with dementia, or with Lewy Body dementia, is kind of a toss-up - it depends on which set of symptoms manifests itself more strongly, first.

Either way, it's a lousy way to go (my mother died of complications due to LBD). It's not like Alzheimer's style dementia (which my grandma had), where people tend to forget the present and more recent past in favor of the distant past. The Parkinson's symptoms include the shuffle and the blank face and the shaky hands, but the dementia is just like... something going haywire with the brain wiring, so patients say nonsensical things, and have hallucinations, and yet still know that they are on the downhill slide.  Also unlike Alzheimer's, there's no clear progression to the disease - some live with horrible symptoms for 20 years. Mercifully, my mother dealt with the worst for only about 7 months.

Anyway... wherever he is, he may yet be pretty much aware of being away from home and not being able to see his kids. If he really has reached non-verbal stage, then his chances aren't good for surviving much longer. (The inability to use your vocal chords also ties in with not being able to swallow right, leading to issues like inhaling food and coming down with pneumonia.)

I wish him peace before the end.
 
2014-05-13 06:18:43 PM
I used to listen to Casey Kasem's top 40 when we lived in Stockton, CA, and he broadcast from there. You could go by on Saturday mornings and see him right there in the booth looking out over the street. Well, I was young, so it took me a while to realize that THAT Casey Kasem was the same guy who had the syndicated show that went all over the place--it was on my local AM channel, of course, so that was all I knew.

I still think that's funny, that I used to listen to the "legendary" show and just thought it was my local DJ.

/And you never missed it, either. You HAD to know what the top 40 was that week.
 
2014-05-13 08:15:17 PM

msqualia: This is happening right now in my family.  I'd been taking care of my grandma since my mom died.  A couple years later, when it became clear she needs assisted living, the community for older people where she lived called her estranged son.  He offered to take her in, and despite me having power of attorney, her docs and accountant stopped talking to me because he was "her son."  He's always had a bad relationship with her, but she's the sort of person who will forgive people for anything.  And of course, the rest of the family have had to rescue her from grifters 3-4 times because of that.  Her "friends" will move in, give her a sob story, refuse to work, steal her pain meds, and she'll let them stay if they say "sorry" every time.

I let her move in with him and handed over power of attorney because it's what she wanted, and it was revokable anyhow if I said "no."  As of about 2 months ago, they've stopped picking up my calls.  I don't have the address.  Last I heard, she was in the hospital.  I have no idea if she's OK.

Family, man.


Praying your Grandma is all right, friend...
 
2014-05-13 09:34:50 PM

cryinoutloud: I used to listen to Casey Kasem's top 40 when we lived in Stockton, CA, and he broadcast from there. You could go by on Saturday mornings and see him right there in the booth looking out over the street. Well, I was young, so it took me a while to realize that THAT Casey Kasem was the same guy who had the syndicated show that went all over the place--it was on my local AM channel, of course, so that was all I knew.

I still think that's funny, that I used to listen to the "legendary" show and just thought it was my local DJ.

/And you never missed it, either. You HAD to know what the top 40 was that week.


Yep. Early-mid 70s, AT40 was 'must listen' radio.
 
2014-05-13 11:12:05 PM
I thought Kasem died last year.....

Anyway:


ChrisDe: [cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com image 500x207]


The last gig I had was on KCIJ in Natchitoches, La... Same calls he used in Shreveport, La.

/End CSB
 
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