Monday, December 20, 2010

CONGRATS Winner Felicia K. of $35.00 CSN Giveaway

Congrats to FELICIA K !!!!! You Have won $35 CSN Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've just emailed you and you have 48 hours to Respond via EMAIL or Comment
to claim your prize!!!!!
I'll try to keep em coming!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

NBC The Sing Off - Street Corner Symphony VOTE!

Howdy yall,
I've a special favor to ask of you all who have just a small spare moment. A couple good acquaintances/friends of mine have made it to the final round of NBC's The SING OFF!!! It's like American IDOL except with no music or instrumentation. VOCALS ONLY! It's airs on Monday Dec 20th (same day my giveaway ends what a coincidence).
The 2 fellows i know are Jeremy Lister and Richie Lister. They are in the singing group called: STREET CORNER SYMPHONY
here's a picture:
Handsome gents aye?!
PLEASE vote for them. Tell you what, on Scout's honor, if you VOTE for these fellow and leave a comment below on the $35 CSN giveaway I'll allow you even ONE more additional entry!!!! Or if you want to VOTE just out of the kindness of your heart, these kids REALLY and Truely deserve it and NEED YOUR HELP NOW!!!! You can watch on the NBC site or YouTube if you need convincing!!!!!
SO to vote there are 3 methods:
2. Call this number toll Free: 877-674-6402 (877-6-SING-02)
3. TEXT (no extra charges apply) the number 2 to 97979
remember it is FREE that's right FREE to Vote and you are allow
10 VOTES per method per person!!!!! Only standard call and text charges apply
(as if you were calling or texting a friend)

So there you have it!!! Please help out my buddies. The competition is fierce. Thanks so much all you in BLOG land!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Ren and Stimpy Theme Song COVER on YouTube

Just thought I'd share this video with you all for a random laugh!
I recorded this in my bedroom and played the drums, bass, guitar, and screamed "You stupid, bloated, Ediot!"all myself! (light applause)
Ha, and i can't believe how many views it's gotten! Wish MY original songs would get some views like this. Oh well, I'll take what i can get. It got so many hits google contacted me asking if i wanted to sign up to get paid for advertising on the Video but i couldn't do it since I don't REALLY have legal permission to have it posted. Opps.
Anyways, check it out yall. It's good for a quick chuckle.
If you like it PLEASE pass it along to your friends, enemies, whoever! HA!

My First CSN Stores Giveaway ENTER !!!


How would you like to enter to win a $35 Gift Code to CSN?
‘CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find anything you need whether it be a chic leather briefcase, fitness equipment, or even cute cookware!

To Enter, Mandatory:
GFC Follow My Blog and leave a comment that you do!
Optional for Extra Entries:
Leave a comment about an Item you would buy at CSN!
Follow Me on Networked Blogs and comment
That's 6 ways to enter!

Thanks and Good Luck! Giveaway ends in one week on December 20 at 12Midnight!

have fun!
- $DR$

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Make Your Very Own BUTTON for your BLOG easy version ! :)

Ahh yes. Making a html code for a "grab my button" link for your blog can be VERY frustrating!!! So here is some simple advice to show you the EASIEST way possible to get your VERY OWN BUTTON and Grab CODE!!!

Use THIS code as an example and REPLACE parts with YOUR INFO. (For some reason it's showing up in a SMALL box SO it may be easier to COPY and PASTE the code below into NotePad so you can see what the heck you are doing!!!)
Step 1: Replace "" with The LINK/Address you want your button to travel to.
Step 2: Replace "Your WebsiteOrBlog Name" with Name of YOUR Website/BLOG
Step 3: Replace "http://www.LinkToYourPictureForTheButton.jpg" with the ACTUAL Internet Address where your Picture is Stored/Living on the net (I'll explain in detail below)
Step 4: Replace "TexthereForMouseOver" with Text You want People to see When They Hold Their mouse Over your BUTTON/Image
Step 5: MAKE Sure when doing all of this LEAVE THE "quotation" marks in the code where they are (or else your code/button won't work properly)

SO That takes care of Making the actual BUTTON! yay! May look difficult but I promise you WILL NOT find a simpler tutorial anywhere! (If you do, please send me a link!! ha)
OK NOW, if you want to make a box where folks can "GRAB YOUR BUTTON"
This is what you MUST DO.
If you are using, ADD A NEW GADGET.
Go to the HTML option and key in the CODE you just created. AND you ALSO have to ADD 2 THINGS!!!

1. Before the CODE you just made you must TYPE THIS:
2. After the CODE you just made you must TYPE THIS:
DOING so is what makes your HTML code show up INSIDE of a BOX where
nice folks can COPY it and hopefully Paste it around the NET to promote your cause!

SO, Here is an EXAMPLE of what MY "GRAB MY BUTTON" Code looks like. Yours will be similar, just with YOUR site address and Image link:
for those of you who don't understand how to find the URL for the IMAGE you want to use in your button, you can usually do a RIGHT mouse Click on the image you want to use. Then an option such as "copy image url" should be available. May depend on your BROWSER.

Hope this has helped clear up some things for you all out there in BLOG Land!
It took me FOREVER to learn about the TEXTAREA thing.
You'll see once you get started how Valuable that is.

'Til next time RaceFans! Thanks and enjoy!
- $DR$

Me New BLOG Button for $D.R.I.P.$ - testing 1,2,3...


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

NICE Designer Women's leather Jacket/Coat Size 12 for SALE

ON EBAY I'm auctioning off a Limited Edition APART women's leather jacket/coat.
Now i mean THIS THING IS NIIIIIIIIIIICE! I am telling you. It's BRAND NEW never been even tried on!
My lovely wife won this in a Giveaway actually and it's too nice for her to wear so she wanted me to auction it off of Ebay. The bid is starting at $175.00 USD. It's not much considering the jacket sells for $645.00 online new!!!
So if you wear a SIZE 12 or Your wife does and you want to get her the most awesomest jacket EVER! Go check out the auction for details.
Thanks again. I'll be posting another new GIVEAWAY in the next day or two.
Until then Racefans, signing off.

STARBUCKS WINNER IS 3 Giggly Monsters !

Congrats to
3 Giggly Monsters

You've got 48 hours to reply by comment or email to claim your Coffees!
Congrats again. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ENTERING I'll BE Starting
yet ANOTHER Giveaway In about 2 Days so please check back. Thanks!
- Daddy Rich Is Poor

Thursday, December 2, 2010

STARBUCKS Gift Cards Giveaway 2 EXTRA ENTRY Opportunity !!!!


There in NOW ONE MORE Extra type of entry for the $20 Starbucks Giveaway!!!!!

If you also follow me on NETWORKED BLOGS that will qualify you for

Just make sure and COMMENT TWICE so that you get BOTH ENTRIES!!!

Thanks so MUCH.
and NOT THIS ONE. GO BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(unless you just want to say hi, and that's just fine :) )


OK, good luck and keep entering!!!!! December 6 the winner will be anounced by EMAIL and on the BLOG so don't forget to post a way for ME to contact YOU in your COMMENTs.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How to Drive a Car

My Wife, my son, and I were just at the local McDonald's drive thru getting a Happy Meal for the little guy. Some days when he is feeling badly that's all you can get him to eat. We try not to feed him too much crap though but at the same time don't like him to go TOO long without him eating at all.
We were sitting in the line of the Drive Thru and I saw the Reverse Lights on the car ahead of us turn on! I reacted pretty quickly with the horn but I guess it takes more than 3 seconds of loud horn blowing to stop a young teen from Reversing their car into yours these days.
After impact the young lady and I got out of our cars and began to scan our vehicles for damage.
I noticed mine had none nor did hers(i thought at the moment.) I told her to try and be more careful nicely but she barely seemed to acknowledge my existence much less *gulp* APOLOGIZE!
Kids these days!
Luckily I noticed after returning to my vehicle that I had inflicted at least SOME Minor damage to her car's bumper (SCORE!).

WHICH ALSO Brings me to the:


While operating your vehicle within a LINE at a Fast Food restaurant, Drive Thru Pharmacy, or the equivalent PLEASE by all means keep your Car in the D(drive) position with your foot upon the brake OR the P(park) position. Never use the R(reverse) setting UNLESS you have confirmed their is no other motorist behind you at the present time and you have decided to unexpectedly Leave OR if you wish to intentionally Smash into the motorist directly behind you causing damage to your car and the said motorist which in turn will ensue a bad day for both you and said motorist after the police, insurance, legal jargon, and whatknot.

If you wish to avoid such events in the FIRST place, please study these simple abbreviations
you may come across inside and while operating your motor vehicle.

P - This is the PARK setting. Use this when your car is meant to be in a stationary position (not moving forwards or backwards). You can use this setting with the motor turned ON or OFF :-0
How convienant eh? This happens to be one of my most favorite settings!!!

D - This is the DRIVE setting. This is used when you want your motor vehicle to operate in a forward like motion. You can also use this setting in combination with the BRAKE when at stoplights OR stop signs while you are "stopped" temporarily.

R - Ahh, the REVERSE setting. Now one of my least favorite settings BUT nevertheless a very
useful one indeed. The R letter will cause your vehicle to move in a BACKWARD motion.
For instance, if a car was behind your car in a stationary position, ONE would NEVER want to use the R or REVERSE setting!!!! This would cause what is called a collision in motorist terms. In addition, even if the collision caused from this MISTAKE may be a minor incident; tempers may flare and the rear driver may become EXTREMELY agitated by said front motorist.
If such an incident should (so unfortunately) occur, please remember to calmly exit your vehicle and slowly approach the angry motorist in the rear (should you unfortunately be said front motorist) and make SURE to be very apologetic.
OR if you happen to be the also unfortunate driver who was collided into, also try to remain calm until speaking with the other motorist.
If you show that you are truly SORRY about the accident you made and their is no MAJOR damage to motorist #2's vehicle then there should be no reason to involve the local authorities and insurance agencies and i'm sure that both of you can be on your way in a matter of minutes.

OTHERWISE things could possibly get VERY NASTY!!!! Especially if either said motorist happens to have weapons or is skilled in hand to hand combat. NOT GOOD!!!

So this weeks lesson kids is..................................
remember to say "I'm SORRY!"


I'm happy with my first GiveAway so far.......

I am very pleased with the responce so far to my first Giveaway. Thanks for entering and if you are just now reading this and haven't yet....ENTER for goodness sakes!!! It's coffee for cryin' out loud!
I was looking around my room today while working and came across a couple of really neat items that'd be good for Giveaways. SO this is just the beginning.
AND hopefully next month I'll be doing my first CASH Giveaway!!!!!!! Yes that's right folks CASH MONEY GIVEAWAY!!!!
And make sure to also follow my wife's BLOG (you probably came HERE from her blog most of you, THANKS hun) as SHE wil ALSO be doing a CASH MONEY GIVEAWAY As WELL!!!!!!
(but she doesn't know it yet, shhhhhhhh)
here is HER BLOG The Dalai MaMa and she calls herself MeeYeeHere.

So thanks Wife! and Thanks everyone for the Warm welcome. Like i said, tell all your friends to come by the blog at: as there will be some Good giveaways here they won't want to miss and just some plain ole' good Blogging.
peace for now,

Monday, November 29, 2010

STARBUCKS GIVEAWAY Gift Card give away $20 worth 3 GiftCards

Ok, Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, aliens, step right up, it's time for Daddy Rich (is Poor)'s FIRST GIVEAWAY!
The LuCkY Winner shall receive 3 STARBUCKS GiftCards
for a total value of $20.00 USD! That's right folks twenty bucks worth of good ole' starbucks. Two $5 Cards and One $10 Card. (would make great Stocking stuffers eh?) As you can see in the picture I do NOT require ANY MORE Caffeine at this present juncture.

1. To Enter(mandatory): Simply FOLLOW ME (my BLOG here) and leave a COMMENT with an EMAIL address OR some sort of way for me to contact you with that YOU are comfortable with.

2. (OPTIONAL) for Additional EnTriES
You May:
Follow me on Twitter
Follow/Add me on Facebook
Subscribe to me on YouTube
(make sure to leave an extra comment to receive your additional entry)

3. Even MORE Entries?!? SURE THING!
You may ALSO:
Tweet about the giveaway
Write on Facebook about it
BLOG about it
Post a bulletin on YouTube
Post a Myspace Bulletin
(make SURE to leave an additional COMMENT for each method of entry to receive your extra chance to win AND PLEASE Remember to post a link to your tweet, post, bulletin, etc....within your comment!)
IF YOU ARE A NEWBIE and Absolutely DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW TO POST A LINK TO YOUR Post, Please don't be deterred from entering. I will let you slide. Just do your best. And as for you "PROS" out there. Don't be lazy! I'm not stupid either ;)

So Good Luck and Let the Games Begin!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much for participating! There will be many more Giveaways to come so make sure to keep an eye on the BLOG here at:

WINNER WILL BE ANOUNCED on DECEMBER 6th at MidNight. Winner will Have 24 Hours to claim the prize until a new winner is selected. Happy contesting! -$DR$

Me Blogging - How to Blog

This is how to blog and this is what is looks like when I am blogging. I hope this profession works out. Does it look like the life??? :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

EpoClick VIRUS Removal Remove Epo-Click Virus info

I want to bring to your attention a NASTY little virus that almost took over my home PC not too long ago.
My wife said it'd probably be good to post a little something to help people that may be trying to remove the EpoClick virus and i said, "Why, heck dear, that's a GREAT idea!"
(i said it just like that i promise)

So anyways, (this may also work on OTHER viruses that have a similar nature)
with the EpoClick virus , what it does it somehow takes over your PC AND unbelievably your MODEM & ROUTER settings as well. Pretty bad stuff. Somehow it changes your settings and continues to keep forwarding you to places on the net that you don't want to go. SUCKS!

The worst thing about these type of Viri (is that plural for viruseses?)
is that they ALSO try to prevent you and your PC from running or opening any ANTI VIRUS Software. which......................SUCKS!!!

So the 2 main programs i've been using for the past 10 or so years are:
1. AVG Free edition (it's wonderful AND FREE on top of that)
2. Spybot search&destroy (also FREE, but donations are excepted)

With these 2 programs alone, i've managed to pretty much stay Virus and Spyware FREE for about a decade and that is saying A LOT this day and age.
Unfortunately once in a very blue moon, a bad nasty slips through such as the EpoClick. Nothing is perfect when it comes to computers. Especially with all the competing BROWSERS and different companies competing out there. So here is a tip that most folks don't know about.
I just know because i'm a bit of a secret computer NeRd. :) I would still be but the technology has surpassed my nerdiness in the past several years.
(i'm writing this sort of generically so if you've got a virus BESIDES the Epo-Click, read on as I think you'll get some valuable info, good luck never hurts as well!)

TIP #1
First attempt to identify the NAME/Type of virus that you've got. In my case it was the EpoClick. I decided that because everytime it tried to forward me to a website that i didn't want to go to, the new tab would read, epoclick....blah blah something.
So i Googled "epoclick virus"

TIP #2
This really should have been tip 1 but better late than never. NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER use the Virus / Spyware protection software that comes with your computer. Anyone I've ever known who has ends up calling me on the phone to come FIX their computer. The main reason is that the OEM software included is only a FREE TRIAL not a FREE PROGRAM like AVG or SPYBOT.
That's a problem because of this: here you are happily using your BRAND NEW computer you are so proud of. All of a sudden about exactly 30 days after turning your NEW computer on, a massive virus attack ensues and your new beloved PC is bogged down and nearly unusable (that's BEST case senario)
wanna know why?
That means, after 30 days if you don't PAY the software company, they nicely DISCONTINUE their virus protection services they were "providing" for you. Great huh?
It's all a big racket if you ask me, and those same companies probably pay the hackers out there to write the viruses that they are "protecting" you from. But hey,that's just my opinion. Don't take my word for it.

TIP #3
So you've identified your virus. And you're not using a free trial program anymore. NOW you've even got to be careful when searching for instructions on the net when trying to get help removing your virus! Ain't that a hoot? Cause guess what? Many websites offering HELP are actually giving you instructions to Install THEIR virus ONTO your PC? be careful who you trust out there.
My advice is, try to find a FORUM or BLOG but just BE CAREFUL

TIP #4
MalWareBytes is the program i used to remove my EpoClick virus.
It is a WONDERFUL program and i think the ONLY program that could possibly remove my problem. HERE's the CATCH though.
Since that epoclick virus was SO nasty and the kind that is coded to not allow you to RUN or INSTALL the software you need to REMOVE your problem, you have got a SERIOUS PROBLEM!!!!
Here is the solution. which brings us to....

TIP #5
RENAMING a file to Trick your Virus.
My nasty virus friend wouldn't allow me to install or run MalWareBytes. So here's what i HAD TO DO.
First find the file on your Hard Drive that you've downloaded such as the MalWareBytes install file wherever it may be. I try to always put things where i can find them easily such as THE DESKTOP.
What you want to do is TRICK the Virus into thinking you are just opening an Internet browser or something so i'll usually rename my program something like iexplorer.exe or whatever. Doesn't really matter as long as the Virus will allow you to open it.
There is a picture of my MalWareBytes icon on my desktop Renamed to explorer.exe at the top of this blog post.
After renaming cross your fingers and the virus should allow you to install the anti-virus software as the virus will be hoping you are opening Internet Explorer so that it can attack you some more :)
Repeat this step if you need to for actually RUNNING the software. You will have to go into MY COMPUTER and find where the program was installed into which folder and manually rename the main .exe file to explorer.exe etc.... and THEN if you want to make a shortcut from the NEW file you just renamed for the desktop that's fine.
P.S. I know this all sounds confusing, but it really will work most of the time. Hey, just think if i wasn't talking in layman terms? :)

Tip #6 (is it?)
Hopefully that all worked for you. Here are some last minute tips that may have prevented you from getting the Virus in the first place.
One thing is, I personally don't use Internet Explorer! I've found that most viruseses are coded specifically for IE because they know that it comes with your PC and 80% of folks will be using it.
Also i've found for some reason (even though i used to love it) Firefox browser seems vulnerable to attacks.
I've been using Google Chrome lately and have had no more problems since. Like i said though, nothings perfect.
When you decide to use AVG like i recommended, you'll want to go to CONTROL Panel and UNInstall your other anti-virus program(s) first as they may conflict and work against each other (and while they are fighting, the viruses just waltz right in, yep)
I know that it is more convenient to let your Browser SAVE PASSWORDS for you, but i just NEVER do this. It may not prevent as much stuff as i think , but i'm just paranoid about that. Not sure if it helps but I just always say NO. If you get a Keylogger virus it'll get all your passwords anyways, but that's just how i do things. I feel the less info saved in the computers memory far as passwords and such, the better.

oh, and last but most important of all,
Most (good) programs will do this for you automatically for you while you sleep or some point during the day when you are not using the PC. If you only have the updates from yesterday they won't protect you against the Virus that some dude sent you today!!! So that's just how that works.

I know how frustrating and confusing all this computer stuff can be. Just hang it there and don't let it get to you. BACKUP Everything! and make a Backup of your BACKUP!
If you are really worried and let's say you have a work computer for recording music, photography, video editing etc.....
DON'T even hook it up to the internet at all if you don't need to!
That'll solve many problems right there. Or if you must only leave it connected when you are installing a necessary update for your work software or even download the update on a computer you use for the NET and put it on a FlashDrive or CD for your work computer.

I know that i've ranted for a while and may sound a bit nuts about all this , but you'll understand when it happens to you someday. And believe me, if you bring home the bacon solely using a computer in your work and a virus wipes out your whole system, it really feels like your whole life's works has just been destroyed in a split second. It can also put your business out of commission for days or even weeks causing you to lose a ton of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

So, just say NO to Virusususes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hope that helps!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ground Zero Blues Club TONIGHT 11-27-10

I'm playing bass guitar for Phillip Carter at Ground Zero Blues Club tonight (11-27-10) in Clarksdale, MS.
Come out and party!


Toyota Camry saved my life Giveaway

Dear Toyota,
I hope this Blog Post finds it's way to you QUICKLY.
Here is a picture of my 1999 Toyota Camry that Saved MY LIFE after taking a hit from a enormous TREE during strait line winds in a storm that manifested out of NOWHERE.
I'd like to do a GIVEAWAY of one (or more) of your fine cars
so that someone else's life may be spared just as mine has been.
I'll be contacting you asap and awaiting your response.
Thanks kindly!
-$Daddy Rich$

Friday, November 26, 2010

My 15 Minutes of Fame with Gene Simmons Family Jewels

Here's a link of a YouTube video in which Gene Simmons' son Nick sings on of my "blues" songs at the acclaimed GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB partially owned by actor Morgan Freeman.
So that's ok huh? I'm in the realm of a couple mins of quick reality TV show fame. I really appreciate getting to do that. Thanks to the good folk (dan hall) and the rest of the current crew at the time for putting up with me. Was a great experience and opportunity.

SO, i'd like to see / hear your stories of 15 minutes of fame. Let's hear it! (doesn't have to be TV or whatever, hey it can be splitting your pants' crotch open at the skating rink, whatever, let's hear it!)

Daddy Rich Is Poor

Howdy Racefans!

I'd like to welcome you to the NEW & Improved official $DADDY RICH$ bLoG.
Here you can find the rantings of a once successful musician/entertainer turned into successful FATHER.
As for the latter part of my name (rICH) I am very wealthy in family and friends which is WAY better than all the gold in the world.
However we all know that it takes $ to make the world go round and to put food on the table so now on continues my JOURNEY to fulfill the SECOND HALF of my PROPHECY. Jump in and hang on, I'm taking you all with me for the ride. Hopefully when we get to the end of the rainbow the pot of Gold will really be full. Well, no more time to waste, off we go!!!!