Santa Bozo Day update

Growing up in Little Rock, there was a show we referred to as “the noon show” although its official name was Little Rock Today. It was on from noon to 12:30 and there was news, weather, and Dialing for Dollars. Every December 23 they would do a special 90 minute version of Little Rock Today, in which all of the KARK employees would bring their kids in to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas, on camera. After they got their turn with Santa, there was hot chocolate and presents. I always referred to it as “Santa Bozo Day” because the person playing Santa was the same person who played Bozo the Clown on KARK’s daily kids’ TV show.

Note that while December 23 is Santa Bozo Day, it should not be confused with President Bozo Day which is coming up on January 20.

Marcella Simien, of Marcella & Her Lovers, will perform at the Fourth Bluff Ice Rink this evening at 5:00. Rink fee is $10 for time on ice and skate rental.

The Grizzlies host the Houston Rockets tonight at 7. First 5000 fans through the gate get a Grind City basketball.

I see there’s a Tony Allen pepper grinder promotion on April 9… if what I hear is true and TA is on the trade block, I wonder what they’ll do with all those pepper grinders if he gets traded?

Mannheim Steamroller brings their famous Christmas show to the Orpheum tonight at 8.

Semi-Average Joe performs live tonight at the Dirty Crow Inn from 9 to midnight.

Loflin Yard’s Holidance Party is tonight from 10 to 1 with DJ JD.

All right, time to hit Publish and go visit The Peanut Shop on Main Street to get some Christmas candy for my mother. They are always so nice there. After that, it will be time for lunch. Yesterday I was thinking, maybe I’ll get in the car for lunch today and drive out to one of the pho places in Midtown, or Blue Nile for Ethiopian food, or India Palace for their lunch buffet. This morning I am still considering those, but an additional option has come on to my radar: Bardog. True, I won’t be driving my new car if I go that route, but I will be riding the PBR train instead, which sounds like a plan.

Downtown news kinda dries up around Christmas but if there is any, I will be back tomorrow. Posting times will be somewhat irregular until Tuesday.