About The Friggin Loon

The friggin Loon

OK, OK so you want to know about the Friggin loon. Well, I have been in the media industry for over 20 years making documentaries, TV commercials and even a children’s show. I have traveled so much I am surprised I haven’t had an actor play me on Air Crash Investigations.Filming has lead me to some of the most beautiful and dangerous parts of the world,where I have seen poverty and privilege, freedom and fighting, humor and sorrow, miracles and mayhem. Ah,all culminating in the birth of my cynicism, sarcasm and an endless flow of wonderment . I accidentally slipped into the world of IT nearly 10 years ago and now it is my second home. I have far too many mainstream websites to count, so for my own amusement I started ramblings on Friggin Loon. As my sense of humor (and probably thinking) is a little left of center I thought I would give it a go and maybe brighten the day of other loons out there. Not enough people question news stories, look between the lines! I find the news is a abundant source of amusement, hypocrisy and loon commentary opportunities. I have always been a news junkie and love nothing better than adding my twisted spin, much to the horror of the people I write about (sorry!).The world has become far too politically correct, complacent and serious for this Loon. So whack on your loon goggles and enjoy the alternative view. Oh and if you get offended or disagree with something I have said please don’t fill your comments with profanities just give your point of view or step away from the blog. If you haven’t realized by now some of my posts are deliberately baited and not necessarily my point of view. Think, discuss, debate and voice people!

Oh and be kind to snails….

160 responses to “About The Friggin Loon

  1. Hi Loon

    Love your blog. I’ll be linking to it in my blog roll. Would appeciate it if you did the same for mine. Thanks

    • frigginloon

      Sounds fair, consider it done!

      • mike

        why be kind to snails, horrible slimey waste of space eating the lovely leaves in my garden.Throw salt on the lot of them. And to think the French eat them, well we all know about the French, christ they make me shit lettuce. Remind the french that they welcomed the Boche into Paris AAAAHHHGGG.

      • http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/378070631.html

        Hi Tanya. I live on an Island near Seattle, WA, USA and this is a link to the unofficial Mayor’s race which includes a sheep. No! NOT NZ, USA. Of course considering Trump as one of the Presidential candidates, you probably are not surprised.

  2. Ponytail75

    You mentioned you’ve been all over, where’s home? Specifics aren’t needed, just country…

    • frigginloon

      Oh come on Ponytail 75 do you think I would spoil the fun, not even my friends know where I live, but thank you for asking!

  3. brucehood

    Hi Frigginloon
    Sorry to bump you off AI but here’s a comment for the injustice.
    best
    bruce
    http://brucemhood.wordpress.com/

  4. brucehood

    No I got it. See ya soon

  5. peakmodels

    Hey there!
    I stumbled upon your blog, after seeing you on my blog stats. Like your style!
    http://peakmodels.wordpress.com/

  6. Ann

    I worked in print media for about 12 years. Some of that time was with Text Publishing . It was run by Eric Beecher who used to be with The Age and Di Gribble. Both fabulous people to work for. I just loved the industry, the people and my job.
    You meet all kinds of people in this industry and I’d say it was the best time of my life. I miss it now as I had to retire early to become a carer but I did meet lots of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. If I had my time over start out in Media . My trade is actually in hairdressing but I soon tired of all the gossipy old ladies. The day I finished my apprenticeship was the day I finished hairdressing although I have cut all my family’s hair all of their lives. So you see nothing is ever a complete waste of time.

  7. agnos

    Hi Loon.
    Stumbled across your site looking for a blog with guts. Just wanna say hi and to say that i hope that friggin loser arsonist is given the works by the lifers and is discovered smoldering in his cell.

  8. suzanne

    just like to express my appreciation for an excellently? amusing and informative site. at 46 i’m very new to corresponding www style, so if i accidently stuff up ettiquite wise i appologise in advance. having been both a nurse and an autopsy tech. i admire your sense of humour. keep it up!

  9. LMAO, I just got to reading this about you section..how uncanny, we are both NEWS junkies. I always google bigpond news, then 3aw news, then nine news and I have to read the papers..when I can get time to do that..and of late, I update on the cfa website..due to our bushfire activity..and because my Aunt lives up the bush out of Malmsbury and well, pardon the pun, but they are not out of the woods at all. It worries me sick.
    Anyway, I am so glad I stumbled across your blog. I think I got here actually..yes, I know, it was when I googled about the friggin arsonist from the Churchill fires. I got your link there. Now, I got it forever!

  10. frigginloon

    Cheers Cazzie, I have added your blog to the Friggin Loon too.

  11. candy

    It appears we share the same sense of humour and other interests.
    Love your work.

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  13. “birth of my cynicism, sarcasm and an endless flow of wonderment .”
    This line reminded me of something that one of my favorite performers, musician Shawn Phillips said on NPR’s World Cafe in an interview.
    This is site is purposely not mainstream.
    Same for the artist I mention.
    Nice site…..you friggen loon!

  14. Oh, man I’ll do more than chat.
    I’m as windy as the Kansas weather.

    Damn, we really got our gullies washed lastnight.
    50 mph gusts followed by a good line of storms.
    I don’t think any towns got blown away….this time.

    Okay, talked about the weather, that’s a start.
    If this isn’t nice, what is?

  15. prairiepond

    Hi Y’all. Just dropped in for a friendly comment. Hope you visit us over at PPP again soon. We like company, even when the place isnt tidy.

    Loon, I’m a news junkie too, and still work for the local paper. Heh. I write a lot of “chicken dinner” news. Not the big time like you all. The editor doesnt even use email. His wife does it for him.

    The news is so funny it makes me cry. Glad to know cynicism lives.

    • frigginloon

      Hey there, another Praire Pop, thanks for the drive-by. Yes, I have had a tip toe through your blog…I especially love your comments guideline…News is just an abundant source of amusement and fills in the silent pauses during dinner parties! See you guys real soon…

  16. tosmarttobegop

    β€œIt a matter of laughing about it or crying about it. And grown men are not suppose to cry!”
    You have to have a sense of humor about the world otherwise the last time you chuckle on this planet will be when the rope tightens around you neck. LOL another P&P. here.

    • frigginloon

      Hey P&P great to see another drive-by. I am going to have to link you Prairie people, you guys/gals are a hoot. I have a sneaking suspicion the Prairies and the Looners are going to be a bad influence on each other!

  17. Are ya’ sure?
    We can be a rough crowd!
    Whydya think we hadda have rules?

    Seriuosly, I think it’s a great bunch over there.
    Most of us have blogged together for years at “theotherblogwedontmention”. It is frequented (now) by mostly right-wing nasties.

  18. tosmarttobegop

    It is frequented (now) by mostly right-wing nasties.

    LOL to my honor I seem to be the only right-wing nasty that migrated to P&P.
    Better class of people there, or it could be they just have some semblance of class!

  19. Loon, how do I find out what other blogs you have?
    Is that allowed?
    Do you need my personal email?

    • frigginloon

      Hi ya Sekan, I shall send you some of my other sites but if you show anyone I will have to kill you! Would hate people to think I have a real job!

  20. Thanks Loon.
    Didja see that friggin nut in North Korea got his latest rocket to fly?
    Send info to: ********
    Your secret is safe with me, crap I got a friggin job with the US Census Bureau starting next week.
    I hope I don’t hafta count cows….HA!

    • frigginloon

      Urgh, my chooks have stopped laying. I actually have dedicated a whole category to Friggin Kim Jong. Letting Kim Jong play with rockets is like letting Mugabe retain power despite losing an election! Lucky I have a bomb shelter in my backyard. God knows what was in that friggin missile!

  21. jammer5

    I believe the missile was stuffed with toothpaste. It was reported that after the missile crashed in the ocean (the report it gained orbit was false), porpoises could be seen brushing their teeth with pidgins. My assumption, then, is the individual caught stealing toothpaste in Germany, was there on holiday from North Korea, and simply trying to corner the now vacant toothpaste market back home. My assumptions have yet to let me down . . . well . . . there was that one time . . .

  22. jammer5

    Furthermore, if tracyaphillips@*****.com starts getting porno spam, it’s not my fault.

  23. I love porno spam.
    I forward it to the unfortunate people in Kenya who desperately need my help getting some huge inheritance that they wish to share with me, a total stranger.

  24. Thanks for 86’ing the email addy.
    I don’t need the porno spam.
    Just not that interesting….anymore.

    • frigginloon

      No, I just removed it so that when you do get the truck loads of spam there is no proof it was my fault. Do you know how much I got selling it to the telemarketers?

  25. Charles TheSecond

    Dear Loon:

    I discovered your blog this evening (can’t remember how, really, but that’s cyberspace for you!) I laughed heartily, and even posted a few jibes myself. I immediately wanted to share my discovery of THE FRIGGIN LOON with my closest friend – my older brother. We are both in the 55-65 yrs range.

    Then I read your description of yourself. OMG! I’d suggest you ARE my brother, but I know my brother has absolutely no blogging inclinations! Then again, you could be ME! But that would be just too surreal to contemplate.

    Trust me LOON – I’ll be back! With friends!

    KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK. Some of us out here are really connecting with you…

  26. terminalirony

    Dear Heart,
    Not quite at joy but close enough to poke it with a short pencil. A refreshing site. Thank you from the man who penned . . . “My don’t give a shit is so wide and so deep, it makes the World Trade Center look like Little Bo Peep.” And I wrote it all alone (with the aforementioned pencil) with no help from nobody, honest to God!
    Love on ya!

  27. terminalirony

    Gee thanks, my comments have been anxiously awaiting moderation for my entire friggin life. Not that it’s over mind you. Gotta go . . . I’m late for my anal probe.
    Love on ya!

  28. Ann

    Loon , Judith was so funny. I loved her new show as it was basically about turning forty. Forty is now the new thirty. Bullshit, when you are forty you are FRIGGIN forty. Take it from one who knows. Anywho! I actually bumped into an old Jewish boss and his wife with a couple of their very Jewish friends. I thought it a very odd place for them to be but hey, who cares? I didn’t think his wife appreciated vulgarity the likes that only Judith gets away with. Whilst working with this gentlemen I was made aware that most Jewish woman aren’t as liberal thinking as their Gentile sisters. However after realising who this white haired old Jewish man was as he was a bit older, fatter and probably richer.I said hello to him. Well the other Jewish lady acknowledged that I knew him and she asked if I had been one of his girlfriends the way only a Yiddish A Mamma can ask. I think he’s been married around 42 years so I must have looked VERY OLD to her.Even with my new Posh Spice Haircut Lol. I think I made her evening when I said “Yes I was but how come I never met you?” OMG if looks could have killed. I heard her muttering to her husband. I wonder if I discussed when they all went out to dinner afterwards. Old biddy !

  29. Wow, I am really flattered that I’m added to your blogroll. Thanks…just one thing…you typo’d my name as Mike when it should be Mark. If you could fix that that’d be great, and…I look forward to chattin’ with y’all πŸ™‚

  30. I had to stop by and say, your comment on the Michael Jackson post was dead on. I like the way you think. πŸ˜‰

  31. You realize of course, that Michael Jackson actually died of food poisoning.

    He ate an 8 year old’s weener.

    And that wasn’t a clap of thunder you heard last weekend. It was Elvis whupping Michael Jackson’s ass for marrying his daughter.

    bada-bing.

  32. Ann

    Now Charles really, an 8 year old’s weener. Come on he was 12 lol

  33. I don’t know if I could make you blush or not, but after 30 years being a construction foreman I could probably give you a run for the money. In the very least I know I can offend pretty much anyone that I’ve taken vulgarity to the next level. I just prefer to be humble, I’ve gotten myself into more than my share of trouble online already. That or it just seems to find me, although that excuse didn’t work on the last administration.

  34. Hey loon, thanks for the driveby on my blog. I love your site except for all the wordiness..haha j/k.

  35. Cazzie

    Hey there, is it just me or is there a tiny weeny smiley face to the top right of your blog here? I thought it was a blight on my screen, but I don’t think so!

  36. Ann

    I want a little cartoon instead of the blue design. How do you get it there Loon?

  37. jpf

    I’ve seen yours, here’s mine…

    Brainbooger.com

  38. If you’re well travelled can you give me a few hints on what I shouldn’t miss in Singapore? I’m going there next week. Already know about The Clinic and the “fish who eat your dead skin” spa…

  39. Love your site and sense of humor! Linking you to my roll!
    :huggles:
    ~watergirl~

  40. Thank the deities that some non-pc world perspective is available here.

    PS Tempted over from madhatters.

  41. Loon, love the crazy sense of humor and the posts, hope to flame some of them soon…

    O.F.

  42. Uh Oh I should have read this page earlier, I killed about 10 snails on the weekend in the garden

  43. I’m always kind to snails. (But not slugs… I hate them.)

  44. Geez, a slug is just a homeless snail…..isn’t it??!!

  45. Ann

    A slug is what I used to call my husband when he was being lazy. “Get your arse off that couch you lazy slug”. Then he do exactly what he wanted. I still call him a big slug when he’s being lazy lol It’s a term of endearment in this household.

  46. I am officially a frigginloon reader D:

    Liking the way how frigginloon writes his/her posts and generates discussion because of the article sarcasm.

    I like yer blog. Short and simple about the news.

  47. I do too [like your blog]. Loon, where do you get your daily inspiration from?

  48. susispice

    I am sorry…
    that i hadnt read you before! geez i think ive been livin under a rock!

    loony u and bearman iz my new inspiration for my political blog I think I have inspiration to turn it around and make it more effective. Humour is better, I usually speak humurously about it but when i put fingers to keyboard about political stuff i get all serious and my close friends who know about it say that its not me.

    I shall take this into account now πŸ˜€

    nice blog FL πŸ˜€

  49. Susi Spice

    its like a whole new world!! πŸ˜€ *jumping up and down with excitement*…oh crap i dropped my lollipop

  50. This blog is friggin’ spectacular.

    Nice work, poppet. πŸ™‚

  51. Ann

    Ah that’s my girl Loon, nice drop.

  52. It’s amazing how much we have in common. I also work in advertising a bit, though virals and copy as opposed to commercials. I also love to travel and really experience how other cultures live. I’ve always been a news junkie, but now living in Spain (and without so much as a TV) I now get most of my news from the Daily Show. Seriously. Especially judging from a distance, I can now see how utterly ridiculous it has all become. Especially in the states. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

    I’m so glad Nursemyra suggested you!

  53. I’m sure you saw the article about the NSW Transportation Minister resigning after being discovered frequenting Gay Sex Clubs in Sydney. I heard they’re going to make that into a TV series, “Hi Ho, Minister!” Ok, I’ll leave now.

  54. caroline732

    Hey, glad to have found you xx

  55. mairzeebp

    My goggles are on and I love the alternative view. Thanks! Love the blog.

  56. Hey loon! I’d like to add you to my blog roll, but I wanted to be all “super-etiquette-friendly” and ask your permission first. Whadduya say?

  57. I didn’t bother with permission and put you on a month ago. I must still be in my probationary period here. But I notice that you’re on your blogroll. That’s so Denny.

  58. Or maybe I can drop back into 7th grade and learn to read my own name on your blogroll.

  59. I love you blog, by the way. It’s really well-done. Cheers.

  60. Hey Loon, I linked to you on my blog….would so appreciate a link back πŸ˜‰ love ya

  61. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I’ll get you added to mine as well! πŸ™‚

  62. hey loon!! where in the world are you currently blogging from? specifically tht is.

  63. You say the whole world has become far too politically correct, well I can’t comment on that, only the nasty, biggoted, vicous little enclave of Manchester that I frequent strangley hasn’t. I hear the same complaint said in the same breath as rascist, facist slogans and I nod, and think at least the friggin loon is kind to snails, lucky snails.

    Ask Alice when she’s 10 feet tall.

  64. This is absolutely fantastic! I happily landed here via Dummies of the Year. Looking forward to reading more.

  65. Fairy Face

    You’ll be much WISER for having been here.

  66. Androgoth

    I think that WordPress needs at least one Loon or it just doesn’t function correctly, of course in the adding of this comment there were no harm done to any Snails, however I did see at least one Ghoul trip over and land inside one of your blogs so if you happen to see it on your travels can you just drop it back into the nearest hole, and I will collect it on my next visit πŸ™‚

    Have a Loon of a wicked evening now…

    Androgoth

  67. Saltwater

    Sorry if this is off topic but I don’t find any contact info anywhere.
    Question: Were you ever a substitute teacher in Minneapolis. I recall back at Jefferson Junior High we had a sub with your name. Was that you? It must have been around1970 or so…
    Sorry to dispel any tough-guy attitude you may be attempting to maintain but I remember LN as being a very nice man.

  68. Fairy Face

    Saltwater needs some rose water!

  69. Ling Woo

    How do I unsubscribe from receiving your posts? I thought you were funny until all your “Imadinnerjacket” stuff. I’m glad someone is speaking out about the US and I’m glad its the Iranian Prime minister. I’ve no idea whether the stuff about the Zionists is true, but surely it’s better to keep an open mind rather than just believe what we’ve heard since Bush Jnr. was in power?

  70. Karl

    I have been reading your blog off and on for awhile now. I find it entertaining and humorous. Keep up the good work.

  71. Hey loon, someone gave MadHatters an Award. Now we’re passing it on to you πŸ˜†

    see http://madhatters.me.uk/2011/11/20/liebster-blog-award/

  72. Hello Loon, I happened to stumble upon your blog because I couldn’t get my eyes off of your gravatar pic “a fly” ? correct? hehehhe
    Anyways, I find your blog very interesting and intriguing too. I like that.
    I might like to visit your blog every now and then, if you wouldn’t mind πŸ™‚
    Thanks!

  73. Deb

    Love your sense of humor, Loon! I ‘ve subscribed and I’m linking in my blogroll….hope you do the same.

  74. Red

    You are an absolute must for my Green Room. I have a load of rubberneckers who would love to come check this place out.
    Red.

  75. Androgoth

    Hey Loon I am just calling by to let you know
    that I have a glitch on my site and you will not
    be able to get in for a bit, erm, I mean for a
    while πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ lmao

    Actually you could get in from Wombania so
    if you are missing my ugle mug that is an option
    that you can try πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Have fun Loon

    Androgoth XXx

  76. craigmberry

    I’ve been a fan for years, how do I send you picture you might find funny (blog-worthy)?

  77. Androgoth

    Happy Turkey Time Loon πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

  78. Loon, you know I love ‘ya and your posts. You can’t keep me away.
    Well, maybe with a pointed stick.

    • You know this is the first time I’ve read your ‘About’ Page. My bad. Didn’t realize we’d had a lot of the same experience in the film and web industry. Worked for The WB as an exec producer, and have built too may websites to count. Knbw whatcha mean about having to write as an escape from Final Cut Pro and coding a site -grin-

  79. You’re the bees knees no matter what it is you’re doing. I’m a Loon Lover 4 Life!!!!

  80. Androgoth

    Hey Loon πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰
    Have a Merry Christmas and a
    Happy New Year in 2013 too πŸ˜‰

    Oh yes and I will be calling over
    for some Crimbo lunch, Champers
    and anything else that you want
    to give me πŸ˜‰ Hey cheeky I was
    meaning on the lines of goodies πŸ™‚
    Mmmmmmmm all of them πŸ˜‰ lol

    Be Good, Be Wicked and
    above all Behave Yourself πŸ˜‰ lol

    Thank you for being
    one of my greatest friends πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

    • Hello… Hello…… excuse me Androgoth … hello …. I’m here too and what’s this ” be good be wicked and above all behave yourself stuff ? ” Hello nooooo!! Not even you will be doing that. 😦

  81. Why thank I knew all that all along. However with what’s left of my life I intend to be bad to the bone. Very naughty and will leave this world looking like a complete wreck. Merry Christmas Androgoth.xx πŸ™‚

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