A Secret Santa Gift From Me To….

You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?

So just one gift – no matter the prize or the size or whatever it is – but only one and for only one person? And it has to be given to them anonymously? Hmmm that is toughie. Let me take some time to think about it.

Ok I am back. I would like to gift a nuclear bomb or hydrogen bomb or atom bomb (pick a huge bomb) to be gifted, anonymously, to the leader of Al-Qaeda or Taliban or Hamas or IS or Boko Haram. With a note that states it is meant to be shared with all the followers and no matter what, it should not be opened unless all of their followers are gathered together in one same place – cave or camel’s asshole whatever!

Boom! Like that!

Prompt from the Daily Post at WordPress.com.

RIP Joe Cocker

English rock and blues singer, who came to popularity in the 1960s, and was known for his gritty voice, Joe Cocker died yesterday at the age of 70 after battling lung cancer. The Sheffield-born singer had a career lasting more than 40 years, with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong. Known for his gritty voice, Cocker – a former gas fitter – began his singing career in the pubs and clubs of Sheffield in the 1960s before becoming famous.

Cocker’s cover of the Beatles’ With a Little Help from My Friends reached number one in the UK in 1968, and he performed the song live at Woodstock in 1969. His version became the theme song for the TV series The Wonder Years. His 1975 cover of Billy Preston’s You Are So Beautiful, reached number five in the US. His duet with Jennifer Warnes, Up Where We Belong – from An Officer And A Gentleman – hit number one and went on to win both a Grammy and an Academy Award in 1983. In 1993 he was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male, in 2007 was awarded a bronze Sheffield Legends plaque in his hometown, and in 2008 he received an OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. He was also well-known for his Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tour of 1970, which visited 48 cities across the US.   Cocker, who recorded 23 studio albums and 40 albums, lived in Colorado, in the US.

John Robert “Joe” Cocker OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014)