Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Chiquita Banana: The Original 1940's Commercial"

Produced by Disney Studios in the 40's, this commercial appeared only in movie theaters, and for over 50 years kept us humming its catchy tune.

Best of the Roses, Gianni French


Friday, February 20, 2009

February Nights

February Nights

The tumbler was full
Ice crackled like embers
On the buffet sat a half full vessel
Its contents – carefully hand crafted
Refined by process for intense character
Falling February snow was contrasted
Against an amazing bouquet of pink lilies
Candles burning, bunches of tulips in rooms
It was all so pungently fragrant and vividly
Left behind clues – romantic remnants of what
Was another St. Valentine’s Day come to pass
And more days still ahead with winter time winds;
New beginnings and hope for spring in a bird’s song

February 19, 2009
8:40 p.m.

Best of the Roses,
John French



She is another
From the past
- a newer friend
- a shorter past
Her presence is luminous
I’m looking forward to seeing her
And her beacon light of promises
I will be seeing her again tomorrow
- (It has been a long while to wait) –

February 19, 2009
8:47 p.m.

Best of the Roses,
John French

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Early Show w/ the Jonas Bros: "Everyday Do Your Best" ...

--- On Tue, 2/17/09, John French <> wrote:
From: John French <>
Subject: Early Show w/ the Jonas Bros: "Everyday Do Your Best" ...
Cc:,,, robin&,
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 8:31 AM

Firstly, Julie Chen was so professional, patient and friendly w/ all the screaming fans of the Jonas Bros Band "Doing It Early" this fine morn ... (Julie = A++++++++++++) ...

And that may have been the first time I have tuned-in to anything Jonas = and those three young lads came-off like centered, down to earth, accessible young gentlemen. I was impressed by their composure, mindfulness and sincere gratitude toward the fans who put them there.

During the Q&A w/ some fans (where Julie was a real sweetheart and made me heart her more) I was really impressed w/ Nick's wise reply to one young girl, "Everyday Do Your Best" ...

Best of the Roses,

John French


Grab Your DEPENDS It's Time for More Fox & Friends ...

S.E. Cupp (on the right) on Fox & Friends

S.E. Cupp "Fair & Balanced" (on the left) on Fox & Friends

Domenica Davis reporting extreme weather

Jamie Colby


Best of the Roses,
John French

Today Is Anything But Predictable ...

Meredith scratches Matt's back - Matt scratches Rocky Racoon's back - And Rocky Racoon scratches the back of Natalie Morales = It's all on Today ...

..."huh!!! WTF?!"

Trish "the dish" Regan = stimulating discussion


Best of the Roses,
John French

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Vox Lumina's River Gypsy Medicine Show

Event: Vox Lumina's River Gypsy Medicine Show
What: Performance
Host: Brooke Smokelin aka Vox Lumina
Start Time: Friday, February 20 at 8:00pm
End Time: Friday, February 20 at 11:00pm
Where: Radha
... ... ... ... ...
Best of the Roses,
John French

Monday, February 16, 2009

Megyn Kelly's "A-game"

--- On Thu, 2/12/09, John French; wrote:
From: John French;
Subject: Megyn Kelly's "A-game"
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 10:43 AM

Everyday My Megyn Kelly brings her "A-game" to work for FNC. She is definitely one of the most articulate, poised, mindful, engaging, dynamic, charming, exquisite and down right totally smoking red hot of the women of the new everyday media --- And, well, today just so splendidly exemplifies this = A++++++++++++++++++++++++

(and her appearance on Red Eye is still searing my brain)

Best of the Roses,

John French

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dynamic and Engaging = Incredible Women of the New Everyday Media ... ... ... ...

Suzanne Malveaux = engaging and compelling and my perfect all time D.C. Valentine's Day date = A+++++++++++++

Julie Chen and Maggie Rodriguez

Julie Chen has such a compelling delivery and is so HOT = A+++++++++++

Patti Anne Brown = the always captivating = A++++++++++++

... oh, yeah, and PAB is totally Smoking Red HOT

PAB rocks Red Eye

My Megyn Kelly = John Mayer digs her = and he knows talent ...

KO Kiran Chetry

Karin is an asset to CNN as she is a constant professional but also down-to-earth, acessible and fun (although the "seriousness" of CNN does not really allow for this but I do assure you when she was on FNC's Fox & Friends she was defintely fun if not crazy at times)

Tracy Byrnes

If your cable provider does not have Fox Business Network - call them now - because you're missing out

Erin Burnett

Becky Quick is as sharp as she is HOT

Alisyn Camerota = A++++++++++++

Alisyn is clear, objective and articulate point-by-point, story-by-story but she also delivers a contagious happiness

Amy Robach

Gretchen Carlson

Gretch rockin' the "Sixburgh" black & gold = (she loves the Steelers)

Jamie Colby

Martha MacCallum

Michelle Carusocabrera

Margaret Brennan

Rebecca Diamond

Sandra Smith

Jenna Lee

Julia Boorstin

Melissa Long

Courtney Hazlett

Courtney Friel


Jane Skinner

Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Andie MacDowell

Brianna Keilar

"I'm looking at this picture and I'm dying to know who it is, she's got very sexy legs, all the way up the thigh. From NBC's Today Show, yesterday, and she's blonde, hmm, I wonder who..... Could she be a host, Kathie Lee Gifford, or Amy Robach, or maybe the Facebook chick. Or maybe she's a guest? The almighty commentors will show us the way...And the mystery girl is..."

Soldedad O'Brian

Mercedes Colwin

Maria B

Dr. Jennifer Ashton

Erica Hill

Alexis Glick

Nicole Petallides

Carol Curuso

Trish "the dish" Regan

Katie Couric

Best of the Roses, John French