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Archive for March, 2009

Wind Chimes Musicans Wanted! No Experience Necessary!

I know you. You’ve always wanted to play a musical instrument, haven’t you? Perhaps the guitar. Maybe the piano or tuba. But you’ve never had the time, right? Playing a musical instrument is a dream you just haven’t be able to fulfill. Well, do we have good news for you! Now you, your brother, sister, mom or dad, any relative or friend imaginable can become an instant musician! It’s true. All it takes is one call and you can be a member of the World’s First and Only WIND CHIMES BAND of Ocean City, New Jersey. It’s that easy. No special talent is required. All you have to do is hold up a set of chimes and the wind and your forward motion will take care of the rest. The next performance of... Read More

A Pie In The Face Is Always Good For A Laugh…

A pie in the face is always good for a laugh. Just ask Soupy Sales, one of many legendary comedians who fine tuned the slapstick technique. Soupy will be back for Ocean City’s Pie in the Face extravaganza that follows the Doo Dah Parade on April 18. It’s called the PieAsco, a word we made up for the event. You won’t find PieAsco in the dictionary. If you type it on your computer, the Word Spell will reject it. All this tells you is that we’re ahead of our time. Word Spell and the dictionary will catch up to us in the years to come. Here’s how the PieAsco works. Folks sit in grandstands in front of the Music Pier and when Soupy gives the signal they smoosh each other in the... Read More

How to Prepare Yourself for Upcoming Special Events

As a public service, we are offering some helpful hints on how to prepare yourself for upcoming special events. By taking just a few minutes to read the capsules below, you could increase your enjoyment of a special event by 25 to 40 per cent, according to studies recently completed by Trash Buster and Martin Z. Mollusk. THE WOOFIN’ PAWS pet fashion competition is coming your way on Sat., April 11 starting 11 a.m. at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off Boardwalk. The contest is for any pet that will not eat another pet. So it wouldn’t be too cool if your pet boa constrictor tried to eat Sweetie Pie, my cute little poodle mix. She would probably nip your snake on the nose, make it cry and create a general disturbance... Read More

The Doo Dah Dope Sheet, All the Doo That’s Fit to Dah! & More!

The 2009 issue of the Doo Dah Dope Sheet has just hit the streets with a thud! In case you’re not a subscriber, and I would be amazed if you were, we’ll review some of its highlights in this column. 24th ANNIVERSARY: It’s been 24 years since the first Doo Dah Parade began in Ocean City! This year’s edition of Doo Dah is set for Sat., April 18 starting noon at 6th and Asbury Ave. From there it wanders to 12th and Asbury, then to 12th and Boardwalk and ends with much fanfare in front of the Music Pier. Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade has evolved into a celebration of humor and a showcase for over 500 BASSET HOUNDS, one of the largest gatherings of the loopy eared pooches in the world. Humorous brigades... Read More