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The Reasons We Hate Our Neighbors

Do you like you neighbors?

I'm not a fan of all of mine, and that's cool, because new research shows that they don't like me either!
According to a new survey, 60% of people say they don't get along with at least one of their neighbors.  30% have problems with at least two of them. 

Here's a list of the top 10 reasons WHY people have beef with their neighbors . . .
1.  They block your driveway.
2.  They park in your spot.
3.  Their dog barks all day.
4.  Their garden or lawn is a mess.
5.  You can hear them swearing outside.
6.  They're always fighting.
7.  They have too many late night parties.
8.  Their pets do their business on your lawn.
9.  Their children are always screaming outside.
10.  You can't be bothered to get to know them. 
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The Dumb Things Couples Argue About

Do you ever find yourself in the middle of a huge argument, and you're SO FURIOUS you start thinking about how much a divorce lawyer costs . . . when it occurs to you the whole thing started over forgetting to buy eggs?
According to a new survey, the average couple gets into at least FOUR fights every week over completely insignificant and trivial stuff.
Here are the top five stupid things couples argue about . . .
1.  Emptying the dishwasher.
2.  Cell phone bills.
3.  What to watch on TV.
4.  Staying out late without telling the other person where you are.
5.  Laundry. 

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A Big Change With KFC

When was the last time you ate at KFC?

Okay, I guess I'm the only one that can say recently!

Well KFC is about to change it up and jump into the UPSCALE RESTAURANT business.
They've announced a new restaurant called "KFC Eleven," and they're going to open it next month near their headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.
The "eleven" is a reference to the 11 herbs and spices . . . even though you WON'T be able to get their regular fried chicken.  It'll only serve flatbreads with toppings, rice bowls, salads, and boneless chicken.
Also, the restaurant WON'T feature Colonel Sanders in its logo.
KFC is opening the new restaurant to compete with chains like Chipotle and Panera, which charge a little more than fast food restaurants but also have a reputation for serving better, higher quality food.
If the first KFC Eleven does well, they plan on opening at least one more location within a year. 

What do you think?  Is it a good idea?  Would you go?  

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The Reason Mosquitos Bite Some People More Than Others

Are you like me and you feel like Musquitos bite you more than everybody else?

Well every summer I just get bit up, and I always wonder why!

Dr. Phil Koehler with the University of Florida says your metabolism and your unique body chemistry play important roles in determining whether or not mosquitos are more attracted to you.

Koehler says, "Also, there's evidence that your degree of attractiveness to mosquitos can change over time."

Koehler says that previous research has shown mosquitos prefer blood type O, are 500-times more active during a full moon, are highly attracted to the smell of dirty feet, and often bite people who just drank a beer or are pregnant more often than a sober or not pregnant person.

Why do you think we get bit more than others?

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The Brands With The Highest Buzz

What restaurant have you enjoyed the most so far this year?

Well something called the YouGov BrandIndex Rankings has revealed which brands got the best public "buzz scores" between January and June of 2013.

The Buzz scored range from -100 to 100 and reflect how people surveyed answered questions about what they've heard about brands in the "last two weeks" and if what they heard was positive or not.

The casual dining restaurants with the highest Buzz scores were: Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Applebees.

I totally understand OG and Red Lobster, but Applebees surprises me.

The beverages and snacks with the highest buzz scores were V8, Coca-Cola, and Ocean Spray.

What about you, what brands would you give the highest buzz scores too?

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Men Are Only Willing To Do This For 26 Minutes!

Do you like shopping?

What's the store you shop at most?

For me the answer are yes, and I probably spend the most $ each year at Target... even though I'm only intending to pick up a few items, you know how it goes.

According to a new survey, the thing men hate doing with their wife or girlfriend most of all is . . . SHOPPING! 

But ladies, you have a window.  Because even though they hate it, men are willing to put up with it for 26 minutes.  After that, they get bored, and they're ready for shopping to be DONE.    
That's a problem, because the average woman says shopping only gets boring for her after TWO HOURS.  

I find that we'll put up with more if it's a store for both genders, but when it's a store like Michael's I get really bored!
Half of all men said that they try to avoid shopping with their woman whenever possible . . . and one in four guys have LEFT her at the mall and driven home after they couldn't take it anymore.   
Half of men wander around the store after they get bored . . . one in three guys go outside to wait . . . and one in five kill time by CHECKING OUT OTHER WOMEN in the store.   

The 2 things I would do if I had a store is have a highly visible area or areas with TV's for the guys to sit and wait (there'd be food & drinks for sale if possible) also I'd make sure there was more seating near dressing rooms!

What about you, what would you do?

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The Reason You're Costing Us Billions!

Have you gone into work hungover lately?  

My money is on YES considering the fact that we just had Summerfest!

According to a new study, every drink you have this week costs your company $1.37 because you're doing less work when you're HUNGOVER the next day.  
And getting drunk costs our economy about $220 BILLION a year, about $1.90 per drink. 

Here's the breakdown of costs:  
1.  72% of the cost is from the decreased productivity of people who show up for work with a HANGOVER.  That's about $158 BILLION . . . or $1.37 per drink.
2.  11% . . . or 21 cents a drink . . . is from healthcare costs for alcohol-related health problems.
3.  9% . . . or 17 cents a drink . . . is from alcohol-related crime.
4.  6% . . . 11 cents a drink . . . is from accidents related to drunk-driving. 

The thing is, I can't beat you up for this, because I'd rather you came in hungover than called in sick everytime!

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The Fast Food Items With The Most Calories

Are you a fast food eater?

Me too!  Maybe like me you eat items without knowing how many calories are in them.

According to the "Wall Street Journal", here are the menu items with the most calories at 10 of the biggest fast-food chains:
1.  20 CHICKEN RINGS from White Castle have 1,760 calories.  That's 85% of a woman's recommended daily allowance . . . and takes three hours of high-impact aerobics to burn off.   
2.  A Burger King BREAKFAST PLATTER has 1,450 calories, and takes two hours of basketball to burn off.     
3.  A McDonald's BIG BREAKFAST has 1,350 calories.  That takes four hours of cycling.
4.  A KFC 10-piece bag of CHICKEN BITES has 1,300 calories.  That would take five hours of dancing.
5.  The Wendy's three-quarter-pound DAVE'S HOT 'N' JUICY burger has 1,120 calories.  That's four hours of bowling.
6.  A STEAK and WHITE CHEDDER on baguette from Panera Bread has 980 calories.  That takes two hours of low-impact aerobics to burn off. 
7.  Taco Bell's VOLCANIC NACHOS has 970 calories.  That's an hour of tae kwon do.     
8.  A Dunkin' Donuts frozen MOCHA COFFEE COOLATTA with cream has 730 calories.  An hour of tennis will burn that off.
9.  The Subway MEGA MELT on FLATBREAD with egg has 660 calories.  You'll need to rollerblade for an hour.  (And then tell your parents you're gay.  HI-YO!)
10.  And a SLICE of Pizza Hut's 14-inch LARGE MEAT LOVER'S PAN PIZZA has 470 calories.  That's an hour's worth of weight training.

That's some depressing stuff, that being said... are we really going to stop eating out?  I think not, happy eating!

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Wearing This Item Makes You More Attractive!

What's your fashion turn on?

A new study found when men wear a plain white t-shirt, women rate them instantly 12% MORE ATTRACTIVE than when they're wearing anything else.  Who knew?
And the more out-of-shape you are, the better the results, which is even more shocking!

If you're in good shape already, the white t-shirt will only help a little . . . but if you're not, the white t-shirt is going to work MAGIC.
The plain white t-shirt made men look like they had broader shoulders and smaller waists.
The study also found the LEAST attractive thing you can wear is something that draws attention to your stomach . . . even if you're in good shape.
When men wore a t-shirt with a capital letter "T" on it, women found them attractive.  But when that "T" was flipped upside-down . . . so the long part was across the stomach and not the chest . . . women found the guys MUCH less attractive.

So I guess stop wasting your money on other clothes and buy a plain white t today!

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You'd Rather Have This Than A Fun Night Out!

Are you tired?

Well I'm not surprised, according to a new study, 84% of us have had our sleep interrupted by someone's snoring . . . either the person we're sleeping with, or our OWN.   

I don't snore, I grind my teeth, but I have busted my wife snoring!
Women are twice as likely as men to leave the room to get away from their partner's snoring and get some sleep.  No way, I'd just bump or try to roll you over to make you stop.
Two out of three people say that they put up with their partner's snoring instead of giving up the bed.
Three out of four people said that given the choice, they'd rather have a good night's sleep than a fun night out.  
And parents with teenagers are 12% more likely than parents who have young children to choose sleep over going out. 

I will say this, a lot of this has to be true because caffeine is everywhere you look, and I here about more and more people saying they have sleep apnea.


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Twinkies In Store Date

Are you a sweet person?

I am, so this actually interests me!

Twinkies are about to be available to us again!
The new company that bought Hostess will have Twinkies back on store shelves around the U.S. on July 15th. 

So you're only three weeks away from the extremely bad for you, but very tasty Twinkies!

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Father's Day Is The 4th Biggest Day Of The Year For This!

Don't forget that Father's Day is this Sunday!

Have you gotten for card and gift for your Dad yet?

I think this is the toughest gift to buy, without being lame, since Dad's don't really get into stuff like Mom's do, and they have a lot as it is, so it kind of becomes more about what the families want them to have, rather then what they want.

One thing it looks like we all want is to grill this weekend!

Father's Day is the 4th biggest grilling holiday of the year!

A new survey found 49% of people will GRILL on Father's Day, which makes it the fourth-biggest grilling day of the year . . . behind July 4th, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

It's also the second-biggest day for giving grills or grilling accessories as gifts, behind Christmas.

Like a typical guy, I love grilling, so I totally agree with this, I can't wait to Grillax this weekend!

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The Real #1 Reason We Go To Music Festivals

How pumped are you that the festival season is here?

How many are you planning on going to?

Well if you're headed to Summerfest or any other music festival, music isn't the main reason... apparently everyone else is there for the drugs and the possibility of getting some strange!
According to a new survey, only 45% of the people at music festivals are just there for the MUSIC.  That means the MAJORITY are there for a little somethin' else . . . I guess that's not surprising.
One in four people say that they've had relations with someone they met at a music festival . . . one in four have done DRUGS there . . . and one in eight have gotten into a FIGHT. (that one's lame!)
47% of people say they've done things at concerts that they'd never even CONSIDER doing anywhere else. (Well duh?)

Oh, and before you roll your eyes and think this is just dumb kids, it's not just young people causing trouble.  Among people over age 45, 9% have used drugs at a show . . . one in five have gotten drunk . . . 10% have had sex with someone they met there . . . and 2% have gotten into a fight. 

Speaking of music festivals, you can win Summerfest tickets all this week just by listening to KISS-FM, so the tickets are on us, the bad decisions are up to you!

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Believe It Or Not, You Only Spend 23 Minutes A Day Doing This!

How many times a day do you eat?

For me not enough, I'm trying to get better about working out, resting, and eating right and the funny thing is I struggle the most with the last one!

I'm sure that you've heard the more small meals a day that we can take in the better.  Basically the a little bit of wood periodically on the fire analogy.

A new survey reveals that the average person only spends 23 total minutes eating a day!  Are you surprised at that number?   (I am)  

You may sit at the table for longer than that, but when it comes to actually putting food in your mouth, you're doing it really quickly.  (Okay, that makes more sense)
The average person eats for six minutes at breakfast, eight minutes for lunch, and nine minutes for dinner.
20% of people say they rarely sit down at a table when they eat meals . . . and 33% eat so quickly they barely taste the food.
When you're eating, you SHOULD try to make your food last 20 minutes.  That's the best way to get full on a reasonable portion and make sure you digest it all properly. 

Bon Appetit!

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Would You Eat This?

Are you a fan of sweets, more specifically Donuts?

Well I am!  In case you missed it, last Friday "National Donut Day", and Dunkin Donuts used it as an opportunity to do a nationwide launch of their new breakfast sandwich . . . bacon and egg on a glazed donut.
But Krispy Kreme may have just raised the stakes even further.
On Saturday, the San Diego County Fair in California, unveiled a SLOPPY JOE using a Krispy Kreme DONUT as the BUN! (Click here to see it)
It features meat, sauce, and cheese on a glazed donut.  The donut doesn't have a hole in it, which should help the Sloppy Joe from getting TOO sloppy.
The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe will be on sale until the fair wraps up July 4th weekend.  It probably WON'T make Krispy Kreme's menu nationwide, but I guess you never know.

Would you eat it?  I would try a bite, so I'm hoping it makes it to this years State Fair!

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The LEAST Favorite Food

What's your LEAST favorite food?

Me... fruit, I know that sounds ridiculous, but I can't eat fruit by itself.

Well a new survey asked people to name their LEAST favorite food . . . and OYSTERS came in number one.  47% of people surveyed said they don't like oysters!  I'm not gonna lie, I don't hate 'em.
So there are still billions of people in the world starving and praying for food every day, and you're too good to eat something that's expensive AND makes you horny?  For SHAME.
Liver finished second on the list.  Really?  When's the last time you even had the OPTION to eat liver?  Apparently they surveyed stereotypical kids from 1987.
Other foods that made the list include anchovies, tofu, sushi, bleu cheese, olives, and licorice.
And 5% of people said there aren't ANY foods they dislike. 
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The Age You'll Start Turning Into Your Mother

Do you think you're just like one or both of your parents?

If not, you will be!

According to a new survey, women notice they're turning into their mother at age 31.   
More than HALF of women said that in their early 30s, they started using the same sayings as their moms, watched the same shows, had the same hobbies, and shared the same taste in men.   And one in four said it happened at age 31.
One in 20 women thought that they turned into their mother when they were in their 20s . . . and one in four said it happened in their late 30s.  One in 10 said it didn't happen until after age 40.

The women said the main cause for the transformation was the same thing that made THEIR mother who she was . . . having kids. 

One in three women said that they noticed they were becoming more like her after having kids of their own.
And maybe the biggest surprise was that 51% of women said they were OKAY with becoming their mother. 

I'd have to say, like some of you, I'm a hybrid of my parents... some aspect of both.

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The Ways Women And Men Spend $ Differently

Would you agree that women and men do a lot of things differently? (or in my opinion, most everything)

Well a recent survey reveals the very true differences between how women and men spend their money, see if you agree...
1.  Guys spend more on booze.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, single men spend around $500 annually, compared to $216 for women.
With that said, women tend to drink less, simply because they're smaller.  Plus, a guy is more likely to buy a woman a drink than the other way around. (I agree)
2.  Women give more to charity, and they're also more LIKELY to give.  That's according to the 2010 report from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
In every single income group, households that were headed by women were more likely to give to charity.  And even in the group with the lowest income, women gave almost twice as much. (I totally agree, pay attention at work, women are way more generous than men in my opinion)
3.  Men and women both like to shop when they're feeling depressed, but they buy different things. 

In one survey, women ranked clothing as the number one item they spend money on when they need some retail therapy, followed by food and shoes.
Men chose food as number one, then electronics, then music or movies. (Again I agree, but I actually fall in both categories here)
4.  Women are more likely to search for a deal. 

According to data compiled by the website 8coupons.com, women take about 40% longer to make a purchase.  And they're also more likely to compare prices at different stores.

(This one is a push for me, I feel like they guys around me are as savvy as the girls when it comes to searching out deals)

What about you... do you agree with the findings above?

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The Reason You Should Not Drink Fast Food Beverages!

Are you a Germaphobe?

What about when you're eating out?

New research reveals that you might want to be passing on fast food beverages!

In a new study of fast food places, researchers found more bacteria on the ICE from the ice machines than in the TOILETS!

For the study, researchers swabbed the ice from their drinks and the toilets at McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC.  And at about three of every five locations, the ice contained bacteria including things as serious as E. coli, ewww!
The theory here is that the employees clean the bathrooms pretty regularly, but don't clean the ice machine so often.  That leads to more bacteria building up in the ice machine than in the toilets.
Now . . . this DOESN'T necessarily mean you'll get sicker from drinking the ice than drinking out of the toilet.  But if you drink from enough cups with nasty fast food ice, you could run the risk of getting sick.  

Happy eating!

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Ryan Braun Is Paying For You!

Are you a Brewers fan?

If so, you know how tough that's been so far this year, but Ryan Braun thinks there is no reason you should pay for it.

The Brewers announced yesterday that Braun would fill the gap in the "Brewers Win, You Win" promotion that promised fans attending the June 3-5 series against Oakland $1 off a Terrace Box ticket for each Brewers victory in May.

Ryan will subsidize the program to ensure that fans can purchase a limited number of Terrace Box tickets (regularly $24) and Loge Bleacher seats (regularly $23) for just $8 -- matching his uniform number.

Braun's contribution will bridge the gap for up to 4,000 tickets for each game in the series. Tickets for this promotion will go on sale tomorrow (Friday May 31) at 9 a.m. at the Brewers' box office and via phone and online ordering.

"We recognize that this has been a tough month for all of us; not just the players but also the fans," Braun said in a press release. "The one constant has been the support of the community, and every one of us on the field has tremendous respect for the support we receive from the fans. On behalf of all of us on the field, we want to thank the fans and let them know that we really appreciate everyone being behind us during this rough stretch."

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The Exact Amount Of Coffee You Should Drink Today

Are you a coffee drinker?

I am, big time!  I swear I drink an entire pot daily, but I justify that by the fact that my alarm clock goes off at 3:30 a.m.

It's not often that a study comes out and totally encourages one of your addictions, so cherish this one.
A new study has found that it's good for you to drink exactly FOUR cups of coffee a day.  No more.  Maybe a little less, but not TOO much less.
At four cups, the good chemical compounds in coffee help decrease your risk of heart disease and diabetes.  And drinking four cups of coffee can also help you lose weight.
At LESS than four cups, you don't get the full health benefits.
And at MORE than four cups, the researchers found you actually begin to see NEGATIVE health effects and MORE risk of gaining weight. 

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10 Ways You Can Get A FREE Upgrade To 1st Class!

Are you flying somewhere soon?

Are you flying 1st class?  If not, you could be!

According to a survey of 700 flight attendants, paying for a seat in coach doesn't necessarily mean you have to SIT in coach.  But to get a free upgrade to business class or better, a lot of things have to be in your favor.
According to the poll, you're most likely to get an upgrade if you're a man in your 30's, who's a little dressed up and traveling alone.
Meanwhile, the LEAST likely person to get bumped to first class is a girl in her teens, traveling in a group, and wearing revealing clothing.
But regardless, there are a bunch of things you can do to increase your chances of getting a free upgrade.  Here are the top ten according to the survey.
1.  Be Friendly and Polite.  82% of cabin crew members agreed it makes a difference.
2.  Be a Member of the Airline's Frequent Flyer Program.  Obviously that's one you have to deal with beforehand, but 80% said it gives you better odds of scoring a seat in first class. 
3.  Travel Alone.  Again, if you're in a group, your chances aren't very good.  72% of flight attendants said they'd be more likely to give a seat upgrade to someone who's flying alone.
4.  Make Them Aware of an Injury.  For example, if you go to the desk and tell them you sprained your ankle playing softball, they might take pity on you and give you an unfilled seat in business class, or just a free seat in coach that has more leg room.
5.  Don't Dress Too Casual.  59% said that someone who's dressed up is more likely to get an upgrade.
6.  Tell Them You're On Your Honeymoon.  58% said it boosts your chances.  But obviously it has to be believable.  So if you're not wearing rings or you're headed somewhere that's NOT a honeymoon destination, don't bother.
7.  Know the Flight Attendants.  Some people travel the same route for business over and over again.  And a lot of those flights use the same crew members.  If they remember you, 55% of them say they're more likely to give you an upgrade.
8.  Travel During Non-Peak Hours.  Or in other words, travel when the plane is less likely to be full.  47% of flight attendants said it boosts your chances.
9.  Come Up with a Good Sob Story.  For example, maybe you're headed to a funeral, or you just lost your job.  Whatever it is, 35% admitted they'll probably fall for it.
10.  Look Your Best.  In addition to dressing up, 31% said that being a well-groomed, attractive passenger will increase your chances of getting upgraded to first class.

I've flown 1st class once, and I have to say I love it, but with all this rain lately I'd fly coach somewhere in a heartbeat!

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Five Famous Landmarks Most Of Us Have Never Visited

Do you travel a lot?

What's somewhere you would like to go that you haven't been to yet?

I haven't traveled nearly as much as I'd like to, but my honeymoon in Hawaii was  by far my favorite trip I've taken!

According to a new survey, most of us haven't been to some of the country's most famous landmarks. 

Here five that MOST Americans have never seen, see how you stack up.
1.  78% of us have never been to the Space Needle in Seattle. 
2.  73% of Americans have never visited Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
3.  70% have never seen the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. 
4.  69% of us have never seen the Hollywood Sign. 
5.  And 57% have never been to the White House. 
The only landmark on the list that more than HALF of Americans have visited was the Las Vegas Strip.  Only 45% of us haven't been there.

Sad to say, I've only been at one of the above (Hollywood) you?

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How You Can Help Those Affected By The Oklahoma City Tornado

I'm sure you saw or heard about the devastation in Oklahoma City. 

If you didn't, a huge tornado at least a half-mile wide and with winds up to 200 miles per hour hit the town of Moore, Oklahoma, yesterday (May 20th), killing at least 51 people as it leveled whole neighborhoods and flattened an elementary school in the Oklahoma City suburb.

The death toll is expected to rise, with the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office saying the number of dead could rise to as much as 91.

The National Weather Service issued an initial finding that the tornado was an EF-4, the second most-powerful type.

Search efforts in Moore continued overnight. President Obama declared a major disaster and ordered federal aid to help pay for recovery efforts.

Obviously our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oklahoma City.

If you'd like you can help, click here to donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund!

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Terrible Powerball Story!

How many Powerball tickets have you purchased lately?

I've bought a bunch, so like you I was VERY SAD when someone in Zephyrhills, Florida won the $590 MILLION Powerball jackpot. 

Well there's a woman that is even more sad then we are!

Three nights earlier, when the Powerball jackpot was worth $360 million.  A woman named Margit bought five tickets at a Shell station in California.  And one of them matched ALL five numbers and the Powerball!
For a moment, Margit thought she'd just become SUPER RICH.  So she was surprised when she heard there were NO winning tickets for the drawing.
Turns out Margit didn't win because.... she bought the ticket 52 minutes too late. 

The Powerball drawing was at 8:00 P.M., and Margit bought her tickets at 8:52 P.M.
And if you look at her ticket, it clearly shows it's for the Saturday drawing, NOT the Wednesday drawing.  And on Saturday she lost, of course.
Margit described her emotions as going from SHOCKED when she thought she'd won, to DISAPPOINTED when she found out she hadn't. 

I think it's fair to say that she's way more bummed about the Powerball than we are!

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Here We Go Again Powerball Players!

Are you gambler?  

What about the lottery do you play?

Well like many of you, I play the Powerball everytime it gets to a ridiculous amount like it is now, so yesterday when I bought my almost $4 a gallon gas, I also bought some Powerball tickets, sad to say I wasn't a big winner.

Well if you bought tickets too, there was no winner in yesterday's (May 15th) $360 million Powerball drawing, so the jackpot has now grown to $475 million, which is the second largest in Powerball history and third biggest overall!

The next drawing will be held on Saturday (May 18th), how many tickets are you gonna buy?

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Would You Eat This New Kind Of Hot Dog?

Are you a Hot Dog lover?  

I am, I just don't have a favorite way order my dog, regular condiments, chili, cheese etc....

I find that I still love the foods that I loved as a child, Mac and Cheese, Ice Cream and Hot Dogs!

Well if you're like me, than I want to know if this interests you....

Oscar Mayer has just introduced a new line of hot dogs that are STUFFED WITH BACON. 

That's in addition to whatever else hot dogs are normally stuffed with (no jokes please)
These Bacon Dogs are now on sale all over the country.  Each one is 130 calories and has 11 grams of fat. 

Thoughts?  I guess I'd try it, I'm just not as easily won over with bacon as some guys are.

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The "What Is Sexy" List Is Out!

What's sexy to you?

If I'm being honest Victoria's Secret is sexy to me... which is why I have to stare at the floor when I'm walking with my wife in the mall, because when we get near the store I swear she stares at me to see if I'm looking at the models!

Well, Victoria's Secret has released its annual What Is Sexy list, which is supposedly chosen by the Victoria's Secret models themselves.  See if you agree with them!

Sexiest Actress:  Jessica Chastain
Sexiest Style:  Nina Dobrev
Sexiest Legs:  Blake Lively
Sexiest Bikini Body:  Rihanna
Sexiest Hair:  Amanda Seyfried
Sexiest Smile:  Zoe Saldana
Sexiest Eyes:  Zooey Deschanel
Sexiest Lips:  Kerry Washington
Sexiest Sense of Humor:  Jennifer Lawrence
Sexiest Mom:  Giuliana Rancic
Sexiest Songstress:  Beyoncé
Sexiest International Import:  Emilia Clarke from "Game of Thrones"
Sexiest Summer Glow:  Hayden Panettiere
Sexiest Sporty Style:  Ashley Greene
Sexiest TV Cast:  "Revenge"
Sexiest Cyber Stars:  The Tone It Up Girls
Sexiest Tweeter:  Elizabeth Banks
Sexiest Up & Coming Bombshell:  Chloe Bridges from"The Carrie Diaries"
Sexiest Curves:  Shakira

What do you think, do you agree, who'd they leave out?

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Is Taco Bell Coming Out With Breakfast?

Are you a Taco Bell fan?

I am, but usually not in daylight hours.  Well it looks like Taco Bell might be trying it's hand at breakfast!
In Orange County, California which is the home of the Taco Bell headquarters there have been sightings of a new BREAKFAST TACO at various Taco Bell locations.  And instead of a regular shell, it's wrapped in a WAFFLE shell.
The Waffle Taco has eggs and sausage wrapped in a waffle, covered in maple syrup.  They're selling for 89 cents.
There's no word on if or when these could go nationwide or when they're going to take it even further and make a waffle taco covered in Doritos nacho cheese. 

Thoughts?  Would you try it, I would!

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In Honor of Mother's Day!

In case you didn't know, or it slipped your mind, Mother's Day is this Sunday!

I already sent my card and gift card to my mom, what about you, what are you planning?

If you don't know yet, here are five random facts about Moms to get you thinking...
1.  The most popular brand among mothers in the U.S. is . . . Craftsman tools, believe it or not.  They beat out Amazon, M&Ms, Dawn, Black & Decker, Johnson & Johnson, Cheerios, Discovery Channel, Google, and Pillsbury.  This is surprising to me!
2.  40% of adults say they still get their mom's advice before a major decision.  And 45% of moms get advice from their adult children before THEY make a big decision.  I don't do this, but I really never have gone to mom about major decisions, I'm a go to dad guy.
3.  Over the course of 18 years, the average mom spends 8,212 hours on cooking and dishes . . . 5,867 hours on laundry . . . and 11,038 hours cleaning the house.  That's a total of 1,047 days . . . or almost three entire years.  Seeing this is a reminder why we just can't do enough to say thank-you to our Mom!
4.  71% of adult women say their mom is one of their best friends.  Awwww!
5.  I'm not sure if your mom will go for this . . . but HOOTERS is offering a free entrée on Sunday to any mothers who come in with at least one of their kids.  I've always felt awkward about the families dinning at Hooters!  

Maybe it's just me, but I thought Hooters was a place young guys went, or older fella's looking to mingle with some young ladies during their lunch hour.  So it feels real weird to look over and see parents, and a bunch of kids.  Really?!?  It's not like the food is that good!
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Why Your Coworkers Are Making You Dumber!

I don't know about you, but I feel like there's 2 types of people at work... those who have work to do and those who don't!  

I'm sure you're less socially awkward than I am, but I'm the guy at work that's asking people (like my co-worker Wes) to please stop talking, at least to me because I have to work, and everytime I get interrupted I have to try and figure out what I was just doing!

Now I've got scientific proof that coworkers are making you DUMBER!  
According to a study, every time your coworkers talk to you and distract you, you immediately become 20% STUPIDER.
Not permanently, of course, but as long as you're distracted, you're dumber.
A separate study found the average officer worker only gets 11 minutes of work done between interruptions . . . and it can take almost half an hour to fully focus again after you're interrupted.
Based on that math, you may NEVER be able to get back to a place of full productivity.  At least I think that's the math.  I'm at least 20% dumber right now.
The researchers did come up with a good takeaway for us though!  If you tell yourself you're DEFINITELY going to be interrupted at any moment, it actually helps you focus and improves your productivity.

Personally I would divide the workplace in to 2 parts.  

1. The outside ring of individual offices on the upper level - for people who have task oriented jobs like me.  Meaning no matter what you have a list of things that has to get done, once they're done you can leave, but until then you're stuck.

2. The inner open area below the upper ring - for people who have a time oriented job (like my coworker Wes who I referred to above) these people have to be at work from ___ to ___, meaning even if they have nothing to do they can't leave.  These are the people that tend to annoy me at work the most!  When you're in a meeting they just want to shoot the breeze because they have to be at work for another 5 hours so they don't care what they're doing, so long as it's not sitting at their desk!

What would you do if you were in charge?

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My 2nd Date With Carrie Underwoood!

Like many of you, I went to the Carrie Underwood concert last weekend at the Bradley Center.

For those of you that missed it, it was great (not bragging, just saying)  Carrie did sound a little horse, but she was still good, looked amazing and her and Hunter Hayes was gracious and fun as usual!  (Country artists are usually the nicest of the formats)

If you didn't hear me say it on the air, I stuck my foot in my mouth when I met Hunter saying something  like, "Your music is for women..."  I know, I'm an idiot!
I also got to meet Carrie for the 2nd time, if you didn't know she's my big time celebrity crush!  

The 1st time I got to meet her, I said something really awkward out of nervousness,  this time went a little better, so I think I'm making some headway... I just need about 100 more meet n greets and I'll be gettin' somewhere with her haha!
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How To Properly Dip A Chip Without Breaking It

Are you a fan of chips and dip, or chips a salsa?

Well I am, I know it's not the healthiest thing in the world, but I'm the guy that has to get a refill on salsa when I go out to a Mexican restaurant because I eat so many chips and salsa... before the meal!

So it's no surprise that I'm so into this study on how to dips chips without breaking them!

According to a structural engineer, the way most of us dip chips is structurally unsound. 

Here are four steps to avoid breaking chips in the dip . . .   
1.  Most tortilla chips are triangular, and we hold the chip by one point, and dip the LONG edge of the triangle, like a shovel.  THAT'S WRONG. 
2.  We do it so we can scoop up more dip . . . naturally.  But it ends up putting too much weight on the point of the chip where you're holding it, and it snaps.
3.  Instead, you should hold the chip along the edge of the triangle, and just dip one POINT . . . in other words, the exact opposite of what we all usually do.  And you can get JUST AS MUCH DIP, without the breakage.   
4.  Finally, use chips that are harder to break.  Go through the bowl and find ones that are CURLED . . . or as the engineers put it, quote, a "bent, undulating chip".   That creates an arch, which is the strongest support structure.

I don't know about you, but it's worth trying it, I'm gonna go get my dip on!


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My Meeting With Carrie Underwood & Hunter Hayes

Carrie Underwood & Hunter Hayes were in town last Friday at the Bradley Center, did you go?

I did, since I always make a point to go see my celebrity crush Carrie.  The show was awesome, and even better I got to go backstage and meet both throughout the evening.  

Carrie was beautiful and sweet as always, I barely remember any of it, since she makes me feel as shy as a little boy, but I'll post the photo once I get it.

Then there was my meeting with Hunter Hayes...  he too was very cool.  The problem was I had one of those moments where nothing came out of my mouth right!  

I said something like, "Yeah, my wife turned me on to your music since it's for women... I mean your lyrics aren't for guys... I mean your music mostly targets girls..."  (What?!?)  At that point I think my face just turned red because I realized that everyone in the room was looking at me like "What the heck are you saying?!?"

He was pretty quiet after that, and I had dug too deep of a hole to get out so I remember shaking his hand, congratulating him on his success and waking away feeling like a huge idiot!

Oh well, if nothing else it gave me a story to tell ya!
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Here's What You Need To Know About "Iron Man 3"

"Iron Man 3" hits theaters today, are you going to see it?

The returning cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as Rhodey,Jon Favreau as Happy, and Paul Bettany as the voice of Jarvis.
After the events of "The Avengers", Tony Stark is still struggling with the aftermath of that alien invasion.  He's become withdrawn and obsessed with getting ready for the next big threat, so he's been doing nothing but building new suits.
This movie starts with him having FORTY-TWO variations.  And the latest version, the Mark XLII, allows him to summon the suit to himself by using sub-dermal implants. 
That new model also lets him direct his armor to another person, which is how Pepper gets it when he protects her from the Mandarin's choppers.  You'll see a lot of his suits destroyed in that attack, and Downey spends a lot of the film without the Iron Man suit.
Ben Kingsley plays the Mandarin, who comic fans know to be one of Iron Man's greatest enemies.  In "Iron Man 3" he initially comes across as a modern-day terrorist.
He's the movie's main villain, but Tony also has to fight some super-powered humans who've been genetically enhanced by some bio-technology called Extremis that, among other things, gives them to power to heal themselves.
And finally, this will be the first of the Marvel movies where Samuel L. Jackson doesn't make a cameo as Nick Fury.  Instead, the post-credit scene that we've all come to expect will feature Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk's alter-ego, Dr. Bruce Banner.

Either way, I'm pumped, here's what you're in for!

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Your Zodiac Sign Determines How Much You'll Do This

Do you get into Zodiac signs?

Well than I guess if you buy into the idea that your Zodiac sign determines EVERYTHING that happens in your life, that would include how often you talk yourself into spending time beating yourself up at the gym.
A new survey ranked how likely you are to regularly WORK OUT based on your astrological sign. 

Here are all 12 Zodiac signs in order from most to least fit!
1.  Taurus.
2.  Gemini.
3.  Aquarius.
4.  Libra.
5.  Capricorn.
6.  Cancer.
7.  Leo.
8.  Aries.
9.  Scorpio.
10.  Sagittarius.
11.  Pisces.
12.  Virgo.

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What Mom's Want Most This Coming Mother's Day

Don't forget that Mother's Day is coming up a week from Sunday!  (May 12th)

What are going to spend on your Mom?  

This morning most people were saying around $50, which would put you above what you're Mom is expecting.
In a new survey, both mothers and fathers say they only EXPECT and WANT Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts that cost $30 OR LESS.
Both moms and dads ranked a GIFT CARD as the top thing they want.  And clearly, they're not expecting more than, like, $25 to the Olive Garden.
And 59% of parents say they'd rather spend TIME with you on Mother's Day or Father's Day than get an expensive gift. 

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You Spend 10 Months Of Your Life Doing This!

What's your go to topic when it comes to small talk?  Sports, current events, weather?

For me it's weather, and because we have to make SO MUCH small talk on a daily basis, we talk about weather a ton!
According to a new survey, the average person talks about the weather FOUR TIMES A DAY . . . for an average of eight minutes and 21 seconds.
So, doing the math, that means you talk about the weather for 3,047 minutes and 45 seconds per year.  That's about 127 hours . . . or more than five full days.
The average person in the U.S. lives to age 78.  So assuming you have 60 adult years, you spend more than 10 full months of your life talking about the weather.
Here are a few more findings from the survey . . .
People ranked weather as the top ice breaker, ahead of work, vacations, and sports.  And two-thirds of people say they actually DO find it interesting to talk about the weather.
The most common complaints about the weather is that it's unpredictable, it's too cold, or that it's raining.

I would have to say, I'm way above average on all of this.  I'm not proud of it, but living in the midwest we talk about this a lot more than we know!  What about you?
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What Would You Give Up Your Smartphone For?

What do you use your phone for?  

I know that sounds funny, but I realize that talking isn't the thing I do most on my phone!  

I email, text, go online, do social networking & listen to music ahead of actually talking on my phone.

That being said, it would take a good offer to get me to give up my phone.

What about you?  What would it take for you to give up your phone for awhile?

Would you give up your smartphone for the duration of your vacation if it meant you'd get a discount on the cost of your hotel room?

Apparently not many people would.

A new survey questioned adults about what they'd be willing to give up to get 25-percent off a hotel stay.

They found that 85-percent said they'd be willing to give up anything for a discount, and of them, 54-percent said they would give up alcohol.

However, just 26-percent said they would give up access to their smartphone or tablet, and just 13-percent said they'd give up their camera and the ability to document their trip. 

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You Wait Until The Possible Last Minute To Do This!

Are you headed on a vacation soon or are you one of the many that need one like yesterday?

According to a new survey on you and your vacations, HALF of us wait until the LAST POSSIBLE MINUTE to pack.  Totally, I do that... that includes 54% of men and 46% of women.
Check out five other results from the survey . . .
1.  Men take a vacation an average of once a year, and women take a vacation an average of once every 10 months.
2.  People with kids go on MORE vacations than people without kids.
3.  90% of us want more vacation days.  (Who are the 10% who don't?)
4.  23% of people say they get NO paid vacation from work.  And of the people who do, HALF get less than three weeks.   
5.  And maybe this will finally lead to the death of one of the most horrible made-up words in the English language:  STAYCATION.  57% of people say that staying home for a vacation is OVER. 
All this vacation talk makes me want one, see ya!
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The Shocking Average Prom Cost For This Year

How much did it cost you to go to Prom?

I can't remember exactly, but I'll say it wasn't as much as people are paying now days!

According to a new survey this year, it'll cost an average of $1,139!

That includes the tickets, a dress or tux, a fancy dinner, and a limo.  What ever happened to just going to the Olive Garden?!?

That's a 5% increase over last year, which makes it two years in a row that prom expenses have risen faster than inflation.   
Parents will cover 59% of their kids' prom expenses (that's more generous than mine were) while the kids cover the rest themselves.   
And families who make LESS money actually end up shelling out MORE for prom than families who are in better financial shape. 
Families making less than $50,000 a year will spend $1,245 on the prom, while families making more will spend about $100 less . . . $1,129. 

And single parents will spend $1,563 . . . more than DOUBLE what married couples will spend. 

I've decided Prom is becoming the teenage wedding, in terms of cost and what not.  How do you fall, are you above or below the average?
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You're In Charge, What Would You Choose?

How many days off do you get a year?

No matter what the number is, I think we can all agree we'd like more, so should companies give us our birthday as a PAID DAY OFF?  Don't laugh too hard, I'm not the only one thinking this.
In a new survey, 35% of people say the number one day they don't have off that they wish they had off is their birthday.
It beat out every other holiday. 

Even among people who don't get CHRISTMAS off, only 14% of them said the day they MOST wish they had off is Christmas.  That's a little shocking, but what do you think?

If you were in charge of choosing one more paid day off for all of us, what would you choose?
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Did your job make the best or worst list?

Do you have the career you always wanted?  If so do you think you have the best job in America?

Or maybe you're the opposite, where you might have the worst job in America!

The website CareerCast.com just released their list of 200 of the most popular jobs in the U.S., ranked from best to worst.  
The jobs are ranked in five categories:  Physical demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook.
The best job is ACTUARY.  If you've heard of that but aren't quite sure what it is, an actuary calculates financial risk, usually for insurance companies or other big businesses.  It's challenging, pays well, and good ones can have jobs for life.
The rest of the top 10 best jobs are biomedical engineer, software engineer, audiologist, financial planner, dental hygienist, occupational therapist, optometrist, physical therapist, and computer systems analyst.
The worst job in the country is . . . NEWSPAPER REPORTER.  Obviously.  The newspaper industry is dying, so their future is up in the air . . . and they don't get paid particularly well even if they DO have one of the few reporting jobs out there.
The 10 jobs that finished just ahead of reporter are lumberjack, enlisted military personnel, actor, oilrig worker, dairy farmer, meter reader, mail carrier, roofer, and flight attendant.
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The Reason Eating Out Is Better For You Now

Which do you do more... eat out or eat at home?
For most of my adult life I've been in the eat out category, and people always say it's bad because of cost.  Well it looks like the tables have turned if you're like me!

According to a new study, based on the way food prices have gone up in the past decade, you're not really saving money by cooking at home anymore.  Eating out costs around the same, and might even be cheaper!
Based on estimates from the USDA, the cost of food for a family of four has gone up 38% since 2003. 

Back then, it cost $601.50-a-month to feed a family.  Now it's up to an average of $830 on the low end and $1,257 on the high end.
That's anywhere from about $28 to $42 per day and you can probably eat cheaper than that at fast food.  Of course, it would be WAY less healthy than what you're cooking, but you're not saving a FORTUNE by cooking at home.
The study also found that if you try to make a 10-ounce ribeye steak, soup, salad, and a vegetable, it costs you $2.53 more per person than eating that exact same meal at Outback Steakhouse.
And if you make seafood alfredo, breadsticks, and salad, it's costs $3.79 per person more than eating that same meal at Olive Garden.  

I don't know about you, but I'm gonna go eat out now that we're talking about Olive Garden!
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A Big Boston Marathon Media Mishap!

I've been on vacation in Minnesota for the past week, but I feel like I haven't missed a thing since like you, I'm glued to the radio, TV, and other news sources following the Massachusetts manhunt.  

Unfortunately, since everyone is trying to give the most current scoop, there's been quite a bit of false information about the Boston Marathon bombing, reported every single day, but this might be the most embarrassing media mishap so far!
Yesterday here, the "Minneapolis Star Tribune" ran a Macy's ad for PRESSURE COOKERS right next to their Boston Marathon bombing coverage.
Know If you don't get the awkward irony here, a pressure cooker was used to make at least one of the two bombs at the marathon . . . just like the one in the ad from Macy's.
To make matters worse, the ad ran in both the print version AND the online version of the paper.

Obviously, this isn't a funny matter, and like you my thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by this tragedy, but I guess I'm saying that I appreciate the outlets that are just trying to report accurate accounts for us, rather than the ones that are trying to break every part of the story even if they get it wrong!

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Watch Your Mouth!

Whether you're proud of it or not, the fact is everyone swears or has sworn, here's some random interesting facts about swearing for all you potty mouths!
1.  About 0.7% of the words we use on a daily basis are swear words.  That's about the same amount as words like "we" and "our."  I don't know about you, but a few people I work with are WAY above average!
2.  The average child learns a swear word before they can recite the alphabet.  This is funny to me, because I hear parents all the time that cuss non stop, yet think their kids won't!?!
3.  The people who swear the least are generally people who are upper-middle class . . . basically people who are "rising" in status.  Upper class people swear the most.  This is surprising to me, you?
4.  Swearing can help you with pain.  A study found that if you put your hand in a bucket of ice water, you can keep it there longer if you say the S-word instead of saying "Shoot."   This is NOT surprising to me!
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You Can Get Insurance For Your Speeding Tickets

Are you a speeder?  Have you gotten some tickets lately?  Maybe you're on the verge of going broke from paying for those tickets.

Then check this out, there's a company called TicketsBite that offers you insurance against your SPEEDING TICKETS.  And other traffic tickets too.  You pay a small monthly premium, and if you get a ticket, they pay it for you.
Their plans start at $8 month for up to $400 a year in ticket coverage.  That plan only covers speeding, illegal U-turns, failure to signal, red light or stop sign violations, and seat belt violations.
Their top plan costs $29 a month.  It gives you up to $1,450-per-year in coverage, and pays tickets for things including texting and driving, parking tickets, and even DUIs.  Of course, those can run more than $1,450 . . . so you would have to cover the difference.
The insurance doesn't cover legal fees or your REAL car insurance . . . which will certainly go up if you get a couple tickets a year.
They also say that if you buy the insurance for a year and don't make any claims, you'll get some percentage of your money back.

This is hilarious to me, would you do this?
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Look Who's Checking Your Facebook Page Now!

You do realize that the best way to find out about you is by monitoring what you do online right?  

We might as well throw our resumes out the window, because employers are just looking at our Facebook pages now and they're not the only one!

According to reports, this year, the IRS plans on checking your Facebook page and Twitter accounts, to see if you're cheating on your taxes.
Like, let's say you went to Key West for Spring Break, but you wrote off the flight and hotel as a business trip.  An IRS agent might look for your photos to see if there's proof you were actually just hammered drunk and half-naked.
Fortunately, it's too much work for them to Facebook stalk ALL of us . . . so they're only going to use social media as a tool when someone's tax forms have been red flagged for an audit or a potential audit.
But still, let's call this reminder number 1,037 that you should triple check your Facebook privacy settings!
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The Things We Hate Most About Hotels

At this point, we've all seen enough exposés to know hotel rooms are just SWIMMING with bacteria EWWWW!  So we just PRETEND they aren't, are maybe that's just me.
Well a new survey asked people to name the things they HATE MOST about hotels, here's the top five.
1.  Dirty sheets.
2.  Dirty towels.
3.  Drunk or noisy people in the next room.
4.  Construction nearby.
5.  Mediocre room service food. 

Okay, I'm gonna go take a shower now!
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The Tax Deductions You're Most Likely To Miss

Have you files your taxes yet?

If not, you better because the deadline to file your taxes is a week away. 

It's no wonder people hate this time of year, because the U.S. tax code consists of about 4 MILLION words.  And since 2001, there have been about 4,500 changes to it.
So to help you out, here are the five deductions and credits you're most likely to MISS, according to "U.S. News & World Report".
1.  Dependents.  For every dependent you have, you can write off $3,800.  But a lot of people don't, because they don't realize that the relative they've been supporting CAN sometimes be claimed as a, quote, "qualifying relative."
Or even the friend who's been crashing in their spare bedroom for the past year.  The main requirement is they have to have made less than $3,800 last year.
2.  The Earned Income Tax Credit.  Which you might qualify for if you're low-to- middle-income.  And if you have three dependents, you can claim a tax credit of up to $5,891.
But the IRS estimates that about 20% of people who qualify don't end up claiming it, mostly because if you make under a certain amount, you don't HAVE to file a tax return.  And if you don't file, you can't claim any tax credits, which means no refund.
If you're single and under 65, you're not required to file a federal tax return unless you made more than $9,750 last year.  Or if you're the head of household, it's $12,500. 
But if you qualify for the earned income tax credit, you SHOULD file, so you get a refund. 
3.  The Child and Dependent Care Credit.  If you work and have kids under 13 who go to day care, you might qualify for a deduction of up to $2,100.  And you can also deduct the cost of summer camp.
4.  Charitable Donations.  But that doesn't just mean the amount of money you gave to charity last year.
If you volunteered at something like a local soup kitchen, you can deduct any money you paid for parking . . . and also 14 cents per mile if you had to drive there.
5.  Job-Search Expenses.  Meaning any money you spent on printing resumes, postage, and even travel expenses . . . as long as the job you were applying for was in the same field as your previous job.
However, job-hunting expenses for your FIRST job are NOT tax deductible.
Good luck, hope this helped you in some way, if nothing else as a reminder to file!
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The People You Feel Like You Have To Tip

Are you a good tipper?  

Either way, I think we can all agree that there's people that we feel like we have to tip right?

According to a survey, two in five people say they rarely or NEVER leave money in the tip jar at a restaurant or a coffee shop.
But like I said, there are times when we feel like we HAVE to leave a tip. 

Here are the 10 people we feel most obliged to tip...
#1.)  Waiters and waitresses:  87% of us feel like we have to tip them.
#2.)  Hairstylists:  69%.
#3.)  Bartenders:  62%.
#4.)  Taxi and limo drivers:  60%.
#5.)  Valets:  54%.
#6.)  Bellhops:  52%.
#7.)  People who give manicures, pedicures, and waxings:  41%.
#8.)  Delivery people for furniture and appliances:  38%.
#9.)  The people who give you massages, facials, and skin treatments:  35%.
#10.)  Restroom attendants:  22%. 

My only tipping problem now days is what to give the curbside to go people or the host or hostess when I get food to go?

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The Worst Break-Up Lines

You've obviously been broken up with, or dumped somebody, but have you used a terrible line to do it?

Well this is just one columnist's opinion, not the results of a survey or anything, but supposedly these are the seven worst break-up lines.  And it's hard to argue with the choices.
#1.)  "It's not you . . . It's me."
#2.)  "I'm moving . . . so we should break up."
#3.)  "This was incredible . . . but I'm not ready for a relationship yet."
#4.)  "I'm not attracted to you anymore."
#5.)  "I need my own space."
#6.)  "I can't see you anymore, because I think your sister is hotter."  (???)
#7.)  "I can't do this anymore."

Did we leave any out?
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Your Biggest Regret

Do you have any regrets?

I'm not embarrassed to say that I do, in fact somebody said to me this morning that "If you don't have any regrets, you're not living!"

Well a new survey asked people to name their biggest regret from college . . . and 5% regret how little they experimented with SEX and DRUGS.  YIKES!  It's good that one out of 20 of us have put our college experience in the right perspective. 
Here's the other regrets those surveyed had...

48% of people say they wish they'd STUDIED more.
40% wish they'd done more NETWORKING.
4% wish they'd HAD MORE SEX . . . and 1% wish they'd DONE MORE DRUGS.
Even more interesting, the survey also asked parents to name the LAST thing they'd want to hear their son or daughter was doing in college.
25% said "making FAKE IDs" . . . 24% said "set a record for Jell-O shots" . . . 20% said "hosted a sex ed class in their dorm room" . . . 10% said "broke an ankle streaking" . . . and 8% said "had a farm animal in their dorm room." 
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What You'll Be Doing This Baseball Season

Today is the THIRD day of Major League Baseball's extended Opening Day, and if you didn't know, the Brewers won yesterday for opening day!

Anyway, here are nine random facts about your EATING and DRINKING at ballparks this season
#1.)  Over the course of the baseball season, we will eat approximately 20.4 MILLION hot dogs.  (wow!)

The L.A. Dodgers are projected to sell the most, just ahead of the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees.  Do a few more dollar hot dog nights at Miller Park and we'll be right in there!
#2.)  Fans will also eat about 6.1 MILLION sausages.
#3.)  The average "Fan Cost Index" for a game is $210.46.  That includes four tickets, two beers, four sodas, four hot dogs, parking, two programs, and two hats.   Geez, no wonder why it's so expensive to have kids!
#4.)  The average ticket price is $27.73.  That's up 2.7% from last year.  The average beer is $6.12 and the average hot dog is $4.14.
#5.)  The Boston Red Sox have the highest average ticket price, at $53.38.  The New York Yankees are second, and the Chicago Cubs are third.
#6.)  The Arizona Diamondbacks have the cheapest average tickets, at $16.89.  The San Diego Padres are second, and the Tampa Bay Rays are third cheapest.
#7.)  A lot of teams DECREASED their ticket prices this year.  The biggest cuts were the Chicago White Sox, who cut their prices by 10.2% . . . and the Kansas City Royals, who cut theirs by 10.1%.
#8.)  The Toronto Blue Jays went the other direction, and increased their ticket prices by 29.6%.  And the Los Angeles Angels raised theirs by 23.4%.
#9.)  The best value on beer per ounce comes from the Los Angeles Angles, at 28 cents per ounce.  The Arizona Diamondbacks come in second by charging 29 cents an ounce, and the Cleveland Indians are third, charging 33 cents per ounce.
There you go, some random facts about what you'll be spending, eating & drinking this MLB season, play ball and GO BREWERS!
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Where Did April Fools' Day Come From?

Today's a local holiday to many of us because it's Opening Day for the Milwaukee Brewers, but it's also a day that we don't believe each other because it's April Fools' Day.  Remember, no prank is worth getting fired over... or so they say!
We were wondering where the April Fools' Day tradition actually came from, and the answer is . . . no one's quite sure.
The BEST theory is that it started in the 1500s.  Before then, people used the Julian calendar, where the year started at the end of March.  In the 1500s, the Gregorian calendar took over, which moved the beginning of the year to January 1st.
So, when April 1st rolled around, people would try to trick other people into celebrating New Year's.  And if people fell for it, they were called "April fools."  And that turned into the modern tradition of pranking people.
Another theory is that this is April Fools' Day because it's spring . . . but most of the time it's still COLD. 

So people started saying the beginning of April was when nature would 'fool' them with unpredictable weather. 
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For My Fellow Dog Owners

Like you I love my dog, my wife and I are the proud parents of a Boston Terrier boy named Murphy, though I love my pup, I'm also blown away at the amount of $ and work goes into being a dog parent!

Here's some numbers on what you'll do and how much you'll spend on your beloved pup.

According to a survey by Frontline flea and tick treatment, you'll spend about $18,000 on your dog over its lifetime.  That includes food, toys, boarding, and an average of 26 trips to the vet.  
And the average dog gets walked about 575 miles a year . . . which adds up to 7,361 miles over its lifetime.
Owners pet their dogs 4,554 times a year . . . or 58,291 over its lifetime.  And the average dog licks its owner 49,664 times. 
One in 10 owners let their dog sleep in bed with them, and one in four have had to chase after their dog because it ran off during a walk. 
35% of owners said their dog has embarrassed them by sniffing guests inappropriately . . . 18% said they've been embarrassed by how their dog smelled . . . and 16% of dogs have humped a guest's leg.

After all is said and done, we love our dogs and wouldn't have it any other way!
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One Of Your Favorite Shows Is Going Away

TV fans, I've got some news for ya.

If you didn't hear CBS renewed a whopping 18 shows yesterday . . . including some of your favorites... "Survivor""The Amazing Race""Elementary""The Big Bang Theory""How I Met Your Mother""2 Broke Girls""Mike & Molly" and of course the two "NCIS" shows.
The shocking part is that "Two and a Half Men" was NOT on the list . . . but CBS is "discussing" another season with the show's production company. 

Also, "CSI" will be back, but the jury is still out on "CSI: New York".
(For a full list of CBS' renewals, you can find the press release, here.)
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How To Deal With These Types Of People

I know, you're sad/mad that the weekend is over and Mondays are annoying in general, but they're even worse if you run into one of THESE people.  

Here's a list  of five annoying types of people you're going to run into this week, and how you should deal with them.
1.)  Line-Cutters.  Your first option is to just ignore them and let them cut in.  But if you can't let it slide, do three things:  First, make sure you don't act angry or they'll get defensive.  I feel like old people are the biggest line-cutters, and they try to act like they don't see everyone else!
Next, ask someone else if they saw the person cut, so you have some back-up.  Then confront the person about it as soon as possible, because if you wait five minutes, they'll be even more defensive about it.
2.)  People Who Love Arguing, Even When They Know They're Wrong.  This one's tough, because you're dealing with someone who's irrational.  So the best approach is to try avoiding the argument altogether.
If you decide to argue away, just make sure you're right, or they'll be even more adamant during your next argument.  Perfect example of this is the guy I work with Wes, listen to us in the morning, and you'll notice he loves to argue!
3.)  Overbearing Family Members.  The best thing to do is set clear boundaries so they don't get under your skin too much.  But since you don't want to create drama, you also have to choose your battles and let some of the small stuff slide.  Sorry, but this more often than not is mothers and mothers-in-law!
That's especially true if you'll only be around them for a short period of time, like Easter Sunday or Thanksgiving.  But if it's someone you see all the time or live with, then you HAVE to say something so they don't drive you crazy.
4.)  Friends Who Are Never on Time.  Argggg, this one ticks me off!  If you want to teach them a lesson, just stop waiting for them.  

For example, if you're supposed to have dinner with friends, the whole group shouldn't sit there hungry just because one person is late.
Obviously if it's a one-time thing, then you SHOULD wait for them.  But if you stop waiting for someone who's chronically late, they'll eventually adjust their behavior.  Or there's a chance they'll just get angry and say YOU'RE a jerk.
5.)  Noisy Neighbors.  Chances are they don't know they're being so loud.  And if you just knock on their door and ask them to keep it down, they will. (sometimes, some of you just live next to some jerks)
Or if it's late at night and you don't want to actually confront them about it, it's okay to bang on the wall a few times.
Just don't call the building manager or the cops unless you absolutely have too.  Because you're almost guaranteed to make an enemy if you do. 
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Why March Madness Is Actually A Bad Thing

If you didn't fill out a bracket, or don't follow sports that closely, March Madness starts today FYI, good luck to Marquette and the Badgers!
Hopefully it's a great month for Wisconsin sports, because new research shows that it's going to be a bad month for Wisconsin business!  

Why?  Because the games will cause a LOT of us to ignore our jobs!
One in three of you plan to spend more than three hours each DAY watching basketball at work . . . and another three million people will watch between one and three hours at work.
Most of whom will watch on their work computers, and all that extra streaming video will slow down company internet speeds . . . which means that even people who AREN'T watching basketball are going to be less productive than they usually are.
Overall, companies will lose about $134 million in productivity today and Friday, just because of the tournament.  Yikes!
And that doesn't even include all the time that workers will spend BEFORE Thursday, organizing office pools and researching which teams to pick for their brackets.

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Predictions On This Year From 25 Years Ago

How's your year going so far?  Yes I know, you're ready for winter to end, but other than that?

If you haven't heard about this yet, back on April 3rd 1988, the "Los Angeles Times Magazine" had a cover story predicting what life would be like in 2013.  
A class at USC is looking back to see how accurate the predictions were, here are five things the article got right.
#1.)  Every car would have a computer in it, and be able to drive itself.  Cars have had computer systems for years . . . and there are self-parking cars, as well as the Google Car that drives itself. 
#2.)  Computer navigation systems for driving . . . similar to GPS.  
#3.)  Video chat systems . . . like Skype.
#4.)  A, quote, "personal portable computer about the size of a three-by-five card" . . . which sounds a lot like a smartphone.    
#5.)  Schools with satellite campuses connected over computer networks . . . and computer screens for walls.  Most colleges offer long-distance and online courses now . . . and wall-mounted "Smart boards" are part of many classrooms.
Now here are three predictions the experts MISSED on 25 years ago.
#1.)  Robot cooks and maids.  They thought those would hit the market in the late 1990s and be common by now.  Other than Roomba vacuum cleaners, we're still waiting. 
#2.)  Hover cars.  Experts said that magnetism would be used to lift cars off the road for a smoother ride . . . That hasn't happened, but apparently the technology is expected to be ready soon. 
#3.)  Robot pets. 
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Look What Else Is Turning 30 This Year Like You

If you're celebrating a Birthday today or this week, Happy B-Day to you!  For those of you turning 30 this year here's some other things that are turning 30 with you.
- Chicken McNuggets.
-The Swatch watch.
-The debut albums from both "Weird Al" and R.E.M.
-Plinko on "The Price is Right".
-"Star Wars VI:  Return of the Jedi" and "A Christmas Story".
-The American minivan.  The Dodge Caravan debuted in November of 1983.
-The StairMaster.
-The camcorder.
-The Disney Channel, "The A-Team", and "Reading Rainbow".
-Microsoft Word.
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What's Facebook Stealing From Twitter Now?

I never thought I'd say this, but it looks like Facebook is going to be stealing something from Twitter again soon!  

It looks like Facebook will be adopting Twitter's hashtag system.

Sources report that Facebook is testing out the hashtags currently, and is considering adding the categorizing feature to its site as well.

If you don't know what hastags are, currently users on Twitter, Instagram and Google+ can add a '#' symbol, or a hastag, before words and phrases.  The hashtag turns the word or phrase into a link that leads to all other uses of that word or phrase.

One study that was done Twitter follower predictions found that the "overuse of hashtags" will "significantly reduce follower gain" on the social network.

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Your Need To Know Guide On The New Pope

If you just crawled out from under a rock and didn't know, we got ourselves a new pope yesterday . . . his name is POPE FRANCIS.
The conclave of cardinals picked 76-year-old Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (--pronounced burr-GO-lio).  He was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  But from now on he'll be known as POPE FRANCIS.
No "Francis the First" or anything like that, you can just Pope Francis. 

So if you're like me and like to be in the know even thought you're not Catholic, here are the eight things you need to know . . .
#1.)  It took the conclave 24 hours and five votes, and the pick was a bit of a surprise:  He's the first non-European pope in over 1,000 years, and the first EVER from the Americas.
The odds at various sportsbooks had him at around 33-to-one.  And THAT'S a surprise in and of itself . . . since he was the runner-up in the LAST Papal race, in 2005.
#2.)  At 76, he's two years younger than POPE BENEDICT THE SIXTEENTH was when he took the reins in 2005, and 18 years OLDER than POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND when HE became pope in 1978.
#3.)  He picked "Francis" after ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI.  And a Vatican spokesman says they both, quote, "have a special place in their heart for the poor, the disenfranchised, for those living on the fringes and facing injustice."
#4.)  There are approximately 1.2 billion Catholics in the world, and 480 million of them are in Latin America.  There have been 265 other popes throughout history. 
#5.)  When he was 21, Bergoglio started studying to become a Jesuit priest.  He made his way up through the church, became Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, and became a cardinal in 2001.  So he's also the first Jesuit to be named pope.
#6.)  If you're wondering how anti-gay he is, the answer is . . . VERY.  When Argentina legalized gay marriage three years ago, he called it, quote, "a scheme to destroy God's plan."
And he called gay adoption, quote, "discrimination against children . . . depriving [them] of the human growth that God wanted them given by a father and a mother."
All 117 cardinals at the conclave were appointed by POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND or POPE BENEDICT THE SIXTEENTH, so there wasn't really a shot at anything BUT a very socially conservative, Biblically strict, old school pope.
#7.)  He IS considered to be a strong leader though, and the Church is counting on him to get them past all the scandals they've had in the past few decades. 
#8.)  He only has one lung.  He had the other one removed when he was a teenager, because of an infection.  And since he's been fine since then, his health isn't one of the overall concerns.
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The Backstreet Boys Hitting Each Other In The Boys

For those of you that are BSB fans, how pumped are you for their upcoming Summerfest show with NKOTB & Boyz II Men?

Well like you I'm a fan of the Backstreet Boys, that being said, I'm also a fan of dumb pranks like dudes hitting each other in the boys!
For some reason, the Backstreet Boys did a photo and video shoot that included NICK CARTER smashing A.J. MCLEAN in the junk with a baseball bat. 
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The Worst Fashion Trends Of The Century

Do you have a fashion pet peeve?  For me, I'm over the yoga pant trend (sorry ladies) It's just extremely unflattering unless you have a perfect figure. (I know, now you hate me, sorry)

Whether you are into fashion or not, I think we can agree that there's some bad fashion trends out there!  

A new poll asked people to rank the worst fashion trends of the 21st century

Here are the results, in order . . .
Sagging pants and exposed underwear on men. (hello Justin Bieber!)
Jeggings . . . meaning tight leggings that look like jeans. (I do like the Pajama Jean infomercials though)
Cheap jewelry or too much jewelry (What's up Mr T)
Women's hot pants. (No comment, I don't want to pick on the ladies too much)
Wearing a denim shirt or jacket with jeans. (I think this is coming around again too, yikes!)
Fake designer purses. (but I give you partial pass on this since I you don't all have $1000's to toss into name brands all the time)
Wearing athletic gear at all times. (yoga pants!)
Socks with sandals. (Sorry fella's, but it's true!  What's amazing about this is that guys that do this, tend to have their shirt off at festivals so maybe if they could leave their shirt on, and take their socks off the body temp would balance it self!)
Did we miss anything? 
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Justin Timberlake Takes A Shot At Kayne West On SNL

Did you see Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live last weekend?

I thought he did a good job again, I loved seeing all the old cast members come back, and I'm glad JT did all the skits we've come to love, but there was something that I missed... did you notice Justin's shot at Kayne West during "Suit & Tie"?
Apparently Kanye dissed "Suit & Tie" during a long rant at a concert a few weeks ago. . . saying, quote, "I got love for Hov, but I ain't (BLEEPING) with that 'Suit & Tie'."
So on "SNL", Justin changed the lyrics from, quote, "Aww, (BLEEP) so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit" . . . to, quote, "My hit's so sick, got rappers acting dramatic."  
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Why This Weekend Is Going To Cost $434 Million

In case you didn't realize This Sunday is the worst day of the year because it's the day we set our clocks ahead, lose an hour of sleep, and make ourselves tired and miserable for a week.
Turns out the Daylight Savings change also costs us MONEY. 

According to a new study, losing just that one hour is going to cost the U.S. $434 MILLION!
That's based on an estimate of lost productivity, and the costs incurred from the increase in heart attacks and the increase in injuries in mining and construction jobs.
Morgantown, West Virginia . . . which is a big mining town . . . has the highest cost of the lost hour per capita.  Changing the time will cost every person in Morgantown $3.38.
The cities with ZERO economic impact are all in Hawaii and Arizona . . . because they don't participate in Daylight Saving Time.  Am I the only one that didn't know that?!?
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How To Effectively Handle Restaurants Screwing Up Your Order

Something we've all had to deal with it at some point:  You're at a restaurant and they mess up your order.  And you have to decide whether to handle it like an adult, suck it up and not say anything, or turn into a psychopath.
So CNN had an expert break it down. 

Here are the top five things to do if you want to complain EFFECTIVELY at a restaurant.
Stay Calm.  Flying off the handle won't get your order fixed any faster.  It'll just make your server hate you, which won't help.  So it's best to take a deep breath, and remember that mistakes happen . . . even at NICE restaurants.
Act Fast.  Meaning, don't wait until you're halfway done with your meal before you tell the server there's something wrong with it.  As soon as you realize something's wrong, let them know.  Or if you're just too hungry, shut up and eat it.
Be Specific.  For example, don't just shrug your shoulders and say your food tastes "weird."  Give the waiter something to tell the chef . . . like it's overcooked, or it's undercooked.  Whatever.  Just give them a reason.
On the other hand, if you order something that's a little risky, and it turns out you just don't like it . . . then that's kind of on YOU.
Trust the Server.  Don't badger them.  If you ask for a new steak, you should expect it to take ten minutes.  So there's no point in asking every TWO minutes.  With that said, a good waiter will stop by the table once or twice with updates.
Also, don't start asking for free stuff.  If it's a BIG mistake . . . like they make you wait an hour for your food . . . then the manager should OFFER you something for free.  But little mistakes don't usually equal free food. 
If They Still Don't Get It Right, Follow Up with an Email.  But wait until a few hours after dinner, or until the next morning when you've calmed down.
The manager won't take it as seriously if it's filled with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, all because you sent it from your phone while you were driving home angry.
In fact, the best way to complain is to send a handwritten LETTER.  Apparently restaurant managers take them much more seriously than emails.

After talking about this on the air today, it seems that there are 3 types of people...

- Those who don't and won't complain.  
- Those who complain, but try do it nicely and in a constructive manner.  
- And those who complain
Which one are you, and do you think it helps to complain, if so how should we do it? 
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The Hottest New Diet

Are you on a diet?

Well even if you're not a fan of dieting, you're probably not at your target weight, so this might be for the diet for you (or the diet to entertain you)

The hottest fad diet in England is coming to the U.S.  And there's a pretty obvious reason why it's so popular.  It's a diet that lets you lose weight while eating ENTIRE PIZZAS and TUBS OF ICE CREAM.
The diet comes from a book called "The Fast Diet".  It was published in January in England, and it's been the top bestseller there ever since.  The U.S. version just went on sale.
It seems pretty simple.  You eat whatever you want five days a week.  (I do that)  The other two days a week, you barely eat ANYTHING.  Like . . . less than 600 calories for the entire day. (Boo!)
Dr. Michael Mosely is the author of the book.  He says it's healthy and it works, because switching from heavy eating to fasting immediately takes your body into hardcore fat burning mode.
Mosley tested the diet on himself and lost 20 pounds in nine weeks.  His cholesterol and overall body fat level also went down.  He says that lowers the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Of course, like all fad diets, it doesn't SOUND like it's a good, safe, or healthy way to lose weight. 
The National Health System in Britain issued a warning saying, quote, "there is a great deal of uncertainty about intermittent fasting with significant gaps in the evidence."
But we all said that about Atkins 15 years ago, and since then, we've learned that carbs really ARE worse for you than bun-less triple-bacon cheeseburgers.  So maybe Mosley is ahead of the curve? 
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People Are Getting Because Of The "Harlem Shake"

I'm assuming by now you've seen one of the almost 100,000 different versions of the "Harlem Shake", right?

Unlike some of the haters out there that are already sick of these viral videos, I've been loving seeing everyones take on this song, the only problem is that we continue to hear how people are getting in trouble.

Like this story... workers who were part of an overnight crew working in Australia were fired after they made a "Harlem Shake" video in the underground mine and posted it online.

The mining services company that employed the workers, Barminco, hasn't made a statement but a spokesman for the company that owns the mine said, "Underground mining has strict safety standards as there are accidents and fatalities.

The Barminco management saw this as a breach of standards." Up to 15 workers may have been fired in the incident. 


Here's the KISS-FM take on the Harlem Shake led by our Mid-Day DJ Leigh McNabb
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The Worst Way To Be Woken Up!

What's the worst way to have to wake up?
For me, it's the buzzing feature on alarm clocks, but this would be even worse...
A video called "Slapped Awake" is picking up some hits online right now. 

It's of some guy who asked his wife to wake him up every morning for two weeks by slapping him across the face.  It's not clear WHY.
He kind of just looks confused every time . . . but watching her do it 15 times back-to-back is entertaining for some reason.  
(WARNING:  There's swearing so don't have your speakers too loud)
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How To Get Double The Food At Chipotle For The Same Price

Are you a Chipotle burrito fan?  Do you like getting FREE stuff?

Well I am, so if you're like me this is for you!
Here's some tips that will allow you to get DOUBLE the amount of food at Chipotle for the same price. (like that's necessary, but you can take some to go)
Get the burrito bowl, not a burrito.  The burrito bowl and burrito cost the same price.  But when the employee is dumping stuff into the bowl and not into a tortilla shell, they give you a LOT more.
One test online found you get about 0.6 pounds of ingredients inside a Chipotle burrito . . . and 1.08 pounds inside their burrito bowl.  That's about 80% more.
Get the tortilla on the side.  When you order a burrito bowl, Chipotle will give you a tortilla on the side.  You just have to ask.  They'll also give you their smaller, taco-size tortillas.  That way you can make your own burritos out of the contents.
Double the beans and rice.  Chipotle employees guard the meat amounts carefully.  But they don't really care about beans or rice.
So, AFTER you order beans or rice, ask for a full EXTRA scoop.  And make sure you do it after . . . don't order "double beans" first . . . so that you get the traditional really big first scoop.
Avoid the lunch rush.  The worst time to go to Chipotle is when there's a line out the door.  The employees will try to conserve their ingredients so they don't slow things down by waiting for more.  You'll get a little more food at off-peak hours.
Try half-and-half meat.  Instead of just ordering chicken or steak or barbacoa, try ordering half chicken, half steak.
USUALLY you'll end up getting more than the usual portion of meat . . . but you do run the risk of getting an EVIL employee who screws you with small scoops of both.
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Something You Didn't Realize You Knew About McDonald's

There's a random fact about McDonald's that you haven't really thought about, but totally knew, the Chicken McNuggets only come in four shapes!

Huh?!?  I'll expand further for you, and then you'll agree.
There's the "Bell", this one is shaped like a bell . . . narrow on top, wide on the bottom.
Then the "Bone", this is the name for the one that looks like a slightly lumpy rectangle.
3rd is the "Boot", obviously this is Boot shaped.
Finally the "Ball", which is the circular shaped nugget.  

If you still don't believe me, pay attention next time you're at McDonald's!
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The Most Talked About Moment Of The Oscars

If you didn't see the Oscars last night, here's what you missed.

SETH MACFARLANE was a decent host, but I wouldn't put him above anyone else that's ever done it, but maybe it's because I don't think he's as funny as most people do.

"Argo" won Best Picture, and director BEN AFFLECK fought back tears during his acceptance speech.  If you haven't seen this movie yet, do it, I just did over the weekend and it's great!

Other winners included Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln"Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for "Les Miserables"., QUENTIN TARANTINO won Best Original Screenplay for "Django Unchained" . . . and CHRISTOPH WALTZ won a second Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in that film.  

JENNIFER LAWRENCE was a surprise winner for Best Actress, for "Silver Linings Playbook".  She unfortunately got the most talked about moment of the night when she fell on her way up the stairs to pick up her award.  I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often with how big and heavy some of the dresses that are worn are.
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Missed Connections

Have you ever gone on, or heard of missed connections on Craigslist?

Even if you haven't, you're probably aware how funny the listings are.

New research reveals, almost 90% of Craiglist missed connections posts are made by men... I know you're as shocked as I am by that!

The reason I find this funny, is that if you even look at a guy, he'll take that as flirting, so the idea of this is somewhat hilarious to me... "I know we had a moment by the produce etc..."

The most common place that people have a missed connection... Walmart.  The second most popular is the grocery store.  So keep that in mind when you're out and about this weekend!
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A New App That Will Allow You To Live Forever

At the risk of sounding morbid, there's now a way that you can live forever... at least in the social networking world.

There's a new Twitter app called LivesOn that uses artificial intelligence to analyze your Twitter feed in order to learn things about you such as your likes, tastes, and syntax then uses the information to create "new" tweets after you die.

The company who created the app goes by the tagline, "When your heart stops beating, you'll keep tweeting."

So for those of you that are worried about your social afterlife, the app is expected to be available next month.
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A Big Change Is Happening To Your Email

If you still have a Hotmail account, listen up because you won't have one for much longer!
Microsoft is going to dump the Hotmail.com emails and switch to Outlook.com by this summer.
I guess it's because people don't find Hotmail "cool" anymore, and Outlook.com's email service has picked up 60 million users in just six months.
And NO . . .  this DOESN'T mean you'll lose your old Hotmail account OR your address.  You'll still be able to use the exact same address if you want to.
It just means that when you go to Hotmail.com, you'll automatically be rerouted to Outlook.com.  And it's probably safe to assume that they'll stop giving out NEW Hotmail addresses soon.
So, say goodbye to Hotmail.  I don't know about you, but I just want an email that filters out the spam and my bosses emails!
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The Reality Behind Some Of Your Favorite Reality TV Shows

Are you a fan of reality TV?

On some degree, we all watch reality TV... and on some degree we all know that it's a little fake right?

Well, the site Cracked.com has put out a list 5 Depressing Realities Behind Popular Reality TV Shows . . . and for the most part, they didn't resort to the OBVIOUS ones, like:  None of the couples from "The Bachelor" stay together!
Here's the list...
No One from "The Biggest Loser" Can Keep the Weight Off

Quote, "Almost every 'Biggest Loser' winner has gained back a chunk of the weight he or she lost.  They aren't doing anything except training on the show.
"Once it's over, they go back to their normal 9-to-5 lives, which typically do not include controlled diet and exercise.  They cannot possibly continue a weight loss program as intense as the one on the show."
Almost Every Restaurant on "Kitchen Nightmares" Goes Out of Business

Only about a third of the restaurants GORDON RAMSAY 'rescues' actually manage to stay open once he leaves them . . . and the number drops as time goes on.
For instance, in the first two seasons of the show (2007 to 2009), he rescued 21 restaurants.  Only two are still open.
The People on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Can't Afford to Keep Their New Homes 

Sure, the show's producers may cover all the construction costs, but the lucky homeowners are left on their own to maintain it, and to figure out how they're going to cover the utility bills and property taxes that have skyrocketed as a result of their extreme home makeover.
Oprah Makes People Pay for Their Free Cars

Unfortunately, receiving a luxury item as a prize on a TV show doesn't exempt you from having to pay the accompanying taxes."  (Just like on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition")
Technically, Oprah could've saved the audience from paying taxes by declaring the cars "gifts" and not "prizes" . . . but in order to do that, she probably would've needed to pay for them herself. 

She didn't, they were donated by the manufacturer in exchange for the publicity.
Storage Wars" Capitalizes on People's Misfortune . . . and Is Probably Staged

The reason these abandoned treasures are abandoned is that the original owners of the units failed to make their rent payments.
This is because they could no longer afford them due to unemployment, homelessness (hence putting all their belongings in a storage locker), divorce, or illness, or because they had DIED and were therefore no longer able to pay."
There have also been accusations that the show is FAKE . . . particularly by former star DAVE HESTER . . . who claimed that the producers would PLANT valuable items in otherwise worthless lockers, and that the auctions themselves were scripted.
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Huge Meteor Hits Earth!

Did you hear about the huge meteor that landed in Russia earlier this morning?

It happened in the Ural Mountains region of Western Russia, and the videos show giant trails of smoke, and a huge fireball streaking down through the sky.  Then you hear a massive boom when it lands.
The shockwaves of the impact blew out windows and damaged buildings, and early reports said somewhere between 100 and 400 people were injured, from broken glass and concussions.  Witnesses said it felt like an earthquake.
Supposedly about twenty thousand rescue workers have been sent to deal with the structural damage. 
Some unconfirmed reports say the meteorite was blown apart by a missile defense system before landing . . . and of course the internet is already stirring up rumors about a UFO.  But in the videos, the drivers don't seem all that affected by what they see.

Check out one of the videos!

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The #1 Thing People Want To Do On Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day... blah blah blah!

I've decided that today is like tipping 15% for those of us in a relationship, meaning you have to follow the norm or you're a big jerk!

So what are your plans tonight?  Here's what everybody else is doing.

You may be surprised to know that the number one thing single people want to do on Valentine's Day is . . . hang out with their pets. 

Number two?  Eat dinner alone. (Wow, that's kinda sad)
Ladies, if you're dying to watch a chick flick that you haven't had time for, tonight's the night!  73% of guys say that if they watch a romantic comedy tonight, but just know they're doing it because it will lead to sex.
No surprise that people are approximately TWICE as likely to get engaged on Valentine's Day as any other day of the year.
This takes the "giving you my heart" aspect of Valentine's Day WAY too literally.  Today is also NATIONAL DONOR DAY.  So if you don't have a date, feel free to go give away a kidney!
Finally, if you haven't made your dinner plans yet, you should check out OpenTable.

Just know that If you're trying to make a reservation on OpenTable and the restaurant you want is all booked, then you should try calling. 

Reason being, OpenTable charges restaurants $1 for each reservation, so sometimes they don't put all of their available slots on the site.
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Would You Do It To Get FREE Food For A Year?

Would you propose at a fast food restaurant on Valentine's Day? 

No...  What if you would get free fast food for a year?

The fast food chain Fazoli's has announced that if you get engaged at any Fazoli's on Valentine's Day, you'll get FREE SPAGHETTI for a year.  Your future wife will too . . . assuming she doesn't break things off because you proposed at a Fazoli's.
You'll also be eligible for a drawing to win $500 in Fazoli's catering for your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or shower.
To be eligible, you have to tell the restaurant manager you're planning to propose before you do it, not after.  And with all that spaghetti on the line, they'll probably want proof you really DID just get engaged, so it isn't a scam just to get free pasta. 

Too bad I'm already married, I know one thing though, I'm cravin' some spaghetti after all this talk of it!
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My Only Issue With The Grammy's Last Night

Did you watch the Grammy's last night?  If not here's a little of what you missed....

The BLACK KEYS won a lot, but they didn't come away with the Album of the Year award.  That went to MUMFORD & SONS

Record of the Year went to GOTYE'S"Somebody That I Used to Know".  

FUN won Best New Artist, and their single "We Are Young" was named Song of the Year.
I thought it was pretty funny that FRANK OCEAN beat CHRIS BROWN in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category, since rumor has it that Chris Brown beat Frank up a few weeks ago... that's karma!

As always CARRIE UNDERWOOD looked amazing, and her album "Blown Away" won Best Country Solo Performance, and Best Country Song.  FYI the necklace she wore last night only costs $31 million geez!

My only issue with the Grammy's last night was that I was really looking forward to JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S performance, and was left feeling disappointed!

Maybe it's because I'm such a big fan, and I've come to expect JT to be cutting edge, but now I feel like Justin's taken JANELLE MONAE'S look, BRUNO MARS sound, and is making music that pleases other artists, rather than his usual hits that are played round the clock on the radio.  

What do you think???  Did you like JT's performance last night?  Are you a fan of his new stuff?  Will you buy his album next month?  

I will, but it's taking awhile for me to warm up to his new sound.

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And The New Potato Chip Flavor Is...

Are you a potato chip lover?  Dumb question, since I feel like we all are, so what's your favorite kind?  Well you can choose a new favorite for all of us.

A few months back, Frito-Lay asked people to suggest new Lay's potato chip flavors.
And even though they haven't made an official announcement, and the flavors weren't supposed to be out until Tuesday, it looks like they've picked their three finalists.
Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken & Waffles, and Sriracha, which if you didn't know is the awesome red hot sauce with the rooster on the bottle.
If those are REALLY the three finalists, and you want to try them, you should get on it quickly. 

Lay's is getting ready to announce which one of those three will actually become a permanent flavor!
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A Change To One Of Your Favorite Games

Are you a fan of playing board games... maybe you've had a game night recently?

Well, If you didn't hear the makers of the board game Monopoly held an online poll to see which game piece should be eliminated, and what should replace it. 
So the IRON got the fewest votes, and will be replaced by . . . a CAT.

Thoughts?  I personally, thought that was somewhat lame.  This was presented like an old game was going to evolve so I thought something like an iPhone or something techy would be the new addition.

Guess I was wrong, here are the results.
1.)  The Scottie dog was most popular current piece.  It got 29% of the votes.  
2.)  They're keeping the car . . . which got 14%
3.)  The ship got 13% and will stay. 
4.)  The hat stays after getting 12% of the votes.
5.)  The thimble got 10% and will stay. 
6.)  The shoe . . . wheelbarrow . . . and iron all got 8%, but the iron had the fewest votes and will be ELIMINATED. 
The cat got 31% of votes as the piece that should be added easily beating the robot, diamond ring, helicopter , and guitar.
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More Ryan Braun Drama

Well, here we again... the P.E.D. (performance enhancing drugs) witch hunt is back on, again involving our beloved Brewer Ryan Braun.

Yahoo! Sports had reported earlier yesterday that Braun's name appeared three times in the records of Biogenesis of America, but that no specific performance-enhancing drugs were listed next to his name.

The Miami New Times recently released Biogenesis documents that purportedly linked other players to doping buys from the clinic, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

Braun tested positive during the 2011 postseason for elevated testosterone levels. However, he maintained his innocence and his 50-game suspension was overturned during spring training last year when an arbitrator ruled in his favor over chain of custody issues with the sample. Braun said he used Bosch as a consultant during that successful appeal.

Ryan has now said in a statement, that his only involvement with a Florida clinic being investigated by Major League Baseball was to use Anthony Bosch, the man who ran it, as a consultant on his drug suspension appeal last year. 

My feeling is a few things... I'm sad that this happening again, because we're too easily affected by headlines!  Most of the time people make their mind up off just one accusation, so this taints the name of a great player and guy!

What do you think?
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Today You Get Them For FREE!

Today is National Pancake Day, so IHOP is hooking you up for FREE!

Which is awesome if you love pancakes as much as I do, here's the deal.

If you go to IHOP today, from 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., you get one free short stack of pancakes. (Nice!)
Even better, it's for a good cause.  To raise awareness and money for the Children's Miracle Network hospitals.  So if you go, you're encouraged to make a voluntary donation while you're there.
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A Possible Change To McDonald's Dollar Menu?

Are you a McDonald's $1 menu fan?  

Well I am, so when I saw that there was an item that McDonald's was considering pulling off the dollar menu I was interested!  

It's the McDouble.  Yeah, somehow they can't turn a profit selling two patties, a bun, and a piece of cheese for 99 cents.

And wholesale food prices keep going up, making them even less profitable.

So, word is that McDonald's is strongly considering pulling it from the Dollar Menu, and raising the price by 20 cents.

So, Eat 'em for under a dollar while you can!

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Some Sneak Peek Super Bowl Commercials

I don't know about you, but since the Packers got knocked out of the Playoffs, I'm shifting my Super Bowl focus to the food and the over priced commercials.

Here's a couple of my favs that have already leaked!

Samsung pokes fun at all the NFL trademarks

Mercedes has a pretty clever one

And this wouldn't be complete if we didn't have a GoDaddy spot, this will make you real jealous of a nerd!

There's a few to get you ready for Super Bowl Sunday, I wonder what'll be your favorite commercial when it's all said and done...
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Should It Be A Holiday?

At the risk of starting a political battle, I have a question for you... and let's just agree that congress has better things to do, but play along.

Do you think that 
the Monday after the Super Bowl a should be a national holiday so our companies give us the day off.  

There's not necessarily any indication that Congress or PRESIDENT OBAMA have any plans of turning the Monday after the Super Bowl into a national holiday.  But there IS a petition on the White House's website calling for it.


So far, the petition has more than 10,000 signatures.  It needs to get to 100,000 by February 23rd to get an official response from the Obama administration. 


(You can check out or sign the petition here)

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The Police Question A 7 Year Old For 10 Hours

You play the part of judge and jury on this case, since I always think people are ambulance chasers!

A 7-year-old boy in New York who had been accused of taking $5 from a fellow student was pulled out of school, interrogated by police for more than 10 hours and charged with robbery.

Mendez explained, "My son was crying, 'Mommy, it wasn't me! Mommy, it wasn't me!' I never imagined the cops could do that to a child. We're traumatized. Imagine how I felt seeing my son in handcuffs! It was horrible. I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

According to reports, police were acting on a report claiming $5 fell on the ground in front of the boy and his two friends and that one of them took it.

The $250 million lawsuit that has been filed against the city and the NYPD also states that another student admitted to the theft.

The family's lawyer said, "It's unfathomable, what the police did. The whole thing sounds so stupid. They were interrogating him like he was a hardened criminal. If you have a child, a nephew, can you even imagine this happening to them?"

My feeling is though I would be really ticked off, and would probably want to taze the cops for doing this to my kid, I think $250 million is ridiculous!  What do you think?
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Perfume For Your Baby?!?

What's your favorite smell or some of your favorite smells?

You always hear parents rave about the smell newborn baby. 

Well, Dolce and Gabbana just announced they're making a new unisex perfume for babies... yeah I said perfume for your baby! (that's a whole bunch of weird to me)

I guess It'll smell like citrus, melon, and honey, and is designed not to irritate babies' skin. 


It's going on sale later this year, and will sell for $44 a bottle.

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Congrats To Our Hometown Boy!

If you didn't know we have a local boy makin' it happen in the UFC!

His name is Anthony "Showtime" Pettis, and I want to take a second to say congrats, and way to make Milwaukee proud!
Last weekend, Anthony had a fight in Chicago where he won by TKO in the 1st round!  

It was a great win, and great Birthday present for himself!

You can click here to show your support for Anthony Pettis by liking his Facebook Fan Page

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Possible Shortage Affecting Your Super Bowl Party

Are you ready for your Super Bowl party?

Your party consists of not just the football game, and the viewing of the overpriced commercials, but also food so I wanted to give you this warning of a possible shortage!

The National Chicken Council (who knew there was such a thing) has released a report that says demand for wings is at an all-time high due to decreased wing production.

The decrease in production is caused by the high cost of corn and feed prices.

They estimate 1.23-billion wing segments will be consumed during Super Bowl weekend, which is 12.3-million, or one-percent, less than last year. (Yikes, no wonder why we could all stand to drop a few lbs)

The council says Super Bowl is the second biggest eating day of the year, and chicken wings are the most popular dish.

The council says if all 1.23-billion chicken wing joints were laid end to end, they would stretch between the San Francisco 49ers Candlestick Park and the Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium 27-times.

Speaking of tasty things, here's a Super Bowl teaser ad that's already getting lots of buzz good and bad... obviously good from the fella's, while others are saying it's tacky and tasteless, enjoy!
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An Exciting Tour Announcement

(In the Picture above: Alley, a New Kid, JoJo, 2 New Kids, Me, 2 more New Kids & Wes)

Did you hear the news about who's going on tour together?

The New Kids On the Block will hit the road for a brand new headlining tour, with 98 Degrees & Boyz II Men starting May 31 in Connecticut.

NKOTB will premiere their new single, "Remix (I Like The)" on January 25. The single is from their upcoming album 10, due for release in April.

The Package Tour (haha funny name) will be the first time 98 Degrees has been on the road in 12 years.

Sorry to say there's no Wisconsin shows announced yet, click here to get all the info!


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A Pro Sports Team Is Moving

How would you feel if one of our Wisconsin teams got sold and moved?

Maybe you're thinking "I don't care if the ____ were here or not!", I however don't want to lose any of our teams, even if I don't go to all their games or watch them all the time, I don't want to lose the revenue in the state.

Well, Sacramento is about to lose a team, and Seattle is now close to getting an NBA team back, because the Maloof family agreed to sell the NBA's Sacramento Kings.

However, the deal must still be approved by the NBA Board of Governors.

A person familiar with the decision as saying the group will buy 65 percent of the franchise, move the team to Seattle and restore the SuperSonics name.
If you didn't know Seattle lost their NBA franchise in 2008, when the owner moved the franchise to Oklahoma City, and the team became the Thunder.
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How Many and What's Your Favorite?

Have you been hit up to buy Girl Scout cookies yet?

Though I don't like the awkwardness of the solicitation in the office, I am a fan of Girl Scout cookies!

The 2 questions I always ask people are how many, and what's your favorite... meaning how many boxes do you usually buy and obviously what's your favorite kind?

Me it's 3-5, and I love the thin mints!

If you haven't heard, the Girl Scouts are selling a new cookie this year. 

Unfortunately, it's called Mango Crème.  And it's like a way, way worse version of the Oreo:  Vanilla and coconut flavored cookies with mango filling in between. 

But there's a whole other reason to be SUSPICIOUS of this new cookie.  It's INJECTED with a food ADDITIVE called NutriFusion.

NutriFusion reportedly jams Vitamins like A, B-one, B-six, C, D, and E into the cookies.

The people who make NutriFusion say it includes, quote, "all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes, and strawberries."  They also say it's made entirely from fruits and vegetables, with nothing synthetic.


Will that make you want to buy this mediocre flavor?  Or are you still going to buy Thin Mints and enjoy them and their total lack of nutritional value? 

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Some of the best news I've heard in awhile!

Are you in N'Sync fan... more specifically a Justin Timberlake fan?  

Well then you've been a sad as I have about him not doing music forever!

This week JT was a top trender on Twitter because of this video


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Twitter's Version Of Instagram

Are you a fan of Instagram on Facebook, me too!

Well Twitter countered that yesterday by introducing the ability to add color filters to user-uploaded photos, copying the feature that drove the popularity of Instagram, which Facebook bought earlier this year for the low low price of $715 million!

Twitter's new release came just days after Instagram said it would no longer allow Twitter to display Instagram photos within tweets, because it wanted to drive visitors to Instagram's own website. (boo!)

Here's Twitter's video ad showing off their new features
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They Want To Hook You Up This KISSmas!

Scion is one of the sponsors of this years KISSmas Bash and they want to hook you up!

There's so many reasons why you're gonna love a new Scion.

Upgrades... one of the great things about Scion is that they give you all the upgrades standard, so you don't have to worry about it, they just take care of you!

So for example with the Scion tC, you'll get great features like 

- A panoramic glass roof
- Chrome-Tipped exhaust 
- 18 inch Alloy wheels 
- 180 horsepower

Price... you can get a brand new Scion tC with all those great features for around $20,000.

Why not treat yourself this holiday season, and give yourself the Scion you deserve!

Click here to get started on picking out your new Scion!
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The Best Gift You Could Get This Christmas

This christmas you deserve a new car, and Scion is ready to take care of you!

How about a small car, loaded with big features...  the Scion iQ is the perfect car for you!

The Scion iQ is the worlds smallest 4 seater, but once you get inside you'll be amazed and not only the comfort, but all the upgrades.

Another great thing about Scion is how they give you the upgrades, standard!  

Finally, you're going to love the fact that you can have everything you want for as low as $99 a month!

This Christmas give yourself the gift of a new Scion iQ, a little car, loaded with big features, all within a modern design.

Stop into to a Scion or click here to pick out your Scion today!
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They Don't Just Hook You Up On Cyber Monday!

Scion takes care of you all the time!

Not only will they put you in an amazing car for far less that you would think, but they take care of the upgrades for you!

Scion understands that you're busy so they take the guess work out putting your car together and they give you all the upgrades you could want standard!
Plus Scion gives you amazing design!  You need to come in and see how all the Scions are dressed to impress!
Finally Scion saves you money!  Not only will you get the car of your dreams for far less than you'd imagine, but Scions will also give you great gass millage!  The Scion iQ gets 37 mpg!

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The American Music Awards

Did you see the AMA's last night?
In a nutshell, here's what you missed.

JUSTIN BIEBER got THREE trophies, including the night's first award, Favorite Male Artist - Pop/Rock.
He later performed an acoustic version of "As Long As You Love Me".  But there was no mention of SELENA GOMEZ.  In fact, Justin's date to the show was his MOM . . . whom he brought onstage for his third and final acceptance speech.
NICKI MINAJ won TWO awards . . . Best Artist and Album in the Rap/Hip-Hop category.
Other winners included Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Carrie Underwood, Linkin Park and David Guetta.
In my opinion, Psy and his suprise guest were one of the best parts of the evening!

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Maybe smaller is better!


Normally you want a big iQ, but in this case smaller is better!

The Scion iQ could be just what you're looking for and didn't even know it!  It's a little car, loaded with big features, all within an intelligent design.

Though it's the world's smallest 4 seater, you'll be surprised how roomy it is once you're inside.

Plus, the Scion iQ gets great gas millage, 37 MPG, which is the highest combined miles per gallon for a non-hybrid!
Click here to pick yours out now, or you can stop into a Scion dealer today so you can drive away in your new iQ for just $99 a month!
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Aaron Rodgers In Unhappy

Did you see the piece 60 Minutes did on A-Rodge?

I had no idea that they were with him for 4 months to make that segment, but obviously they lots of stuff that edited out.  Problem is, Aaron isn't too pleased with the editing they did!

He didn't like the fact that they didn't air any of his work with the MACC Fund.  He also wasn't pleased with the way they edited his response to rough play in the NFL and the bounty scandal.  

I guess I see both sides, but some people are saying he's being over sensitive and it wasn't a bad interview?  

If you haven't seen it, check it out and decide for yourself!

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The Things You're Fighting About

How often do you and your significant other fight?  Well good news, they say fights are healthy.  Not surprisingly, fights between couples have evolved as technology has evolved. 

According to a tech website, here's a list of the top 10 tech fights couples have now. 
How many are true for you?
#1.)  Prematurely deleting DVR'd shows.
#2.)  Not following or Facebook friending after you've been dating for a while.
#3.)  When to stop an online dating site membership.
#4.)  Porno sites popping up when you start typing in a web address.
#5.)  Being Facebook friends with exes.
#6.)  Texting or using an iPad instead of talking.
#7.)  Tweeting news before you tell your significant other.
#8.)  Getting caught in a lie about what you're doing through a Facebook check-in.
#9.)  Fighting over "Why is he or she posting on your wall?"
#10.)  When to change your Facebook relationship status from "single" to "in a relationship." 
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A Big Change Was Made To Something Of Yours!

Did you know Facebook just made you a new page?!?  Well I didn't!

Facebook just started rolling out brand new COUPLES PAGES.  They didn't ask first . . . you can't delete them . . . and you can't opt out.  If you list that you're in a relationship with someone, and they say they're in a relationship with you, you've got one.
Now . . . the couples pages themselves aren't actually all that bad.  Basically it's just a compilation of photos where you've been tagged together, status updates you've both commented on, and your list of mutual friends.
But still.  Having Facebook decide to compile the history of your relationship without even letting you know?  It feels like yet another way they've messed with the line between private and public information.
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What do you think of this new Mascot?

Are you a sports fan?  If not, I'm sure you're at least somewhat entertained by mascots.

I love sports... Bucks, Brewers, Packers, Badgers, my personal favorite mascot is Bango!  Though I work for the Bucks, that's not why, Bango is actually THE BEST mascot I've ever seen in person, pay attention next time you're at the arena, he's pretty amazing!

Well the new Brooklyn Nets unveiled their new mascot last weekend, the NBA's first superhero mascot who's named the "BrooklyKnight."

The Nets worked with Marvel on the creation of the superhero mascot, and Marvel has written a new comic book, BrooklyKnight #1, about his exploits.

While fan reaction remains to really be seen, sportswriters seem to have rendered a thumbs-down verdict. 
What do you think?  Check out the reveal video
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A Bright Side Of Hurricane Sandy For You

I feel bad saying this, but there could actually be a bright side to Hurricane Sandy.

According to oil analysts, Superstorm Sandy is going to mean CHEAPER GAS FOR YOU. 

There were a few refineries in Sandy's path which had to shut down, and that means a dip in oil production in the country.  BUT . . . all the people missing work, staying home, and not being able to drive on flooded roads saves a TON of gas.
So while the supply of gas will probably drop by about 1.5 million barrels, the demand has dropped MORE, by about two million barrels.  AND there's a drop in jet fuel demand because of all the flights that were canceled.
An oil industry expert says that supply-demand breakdown means [Gas] could be $by next week.
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Some Things You Need To Know About Hurricane Sandy

If you haven't been following all the coverage on Hurricane Sandy, don't worry,  I've done it for you, here's your update.

Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone at 7:00 P.M. Eastern last night, but it hit the East Coast with driving rain and hurricane-force winds all over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.  
#1.)  At least 16 people have been killed . . . including a woman as far away as Toronto, Canada who was hit by flying debris.  Another 67 people were killed in the Caribbean earlier as the storm moved north, including 51 in Haiti.
#2.)  The storm made landfall in southern New Jersey around 8:00 P.M. Eastern, with a storm surge strong enough to destroy parts of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, and causing MASSIVE flooding in New Jersey and New York.
The flooding was up to five feet . . . even higher in some places . . . flooding coastal homes, covering cars, and submerging downtown intersections of urban areas. 
#3.)  Because of winds 85-miles-per-hour and higher, downed trees and power lines, and flooding of electricity substations, over five million people were without power in 11 states and Washington D.C., from Virginia up to Maine.
New York and New Jersey took the worst hits in terms of power outages, including about 700,000 New Yorkers alone.  
And that involves fires and downed power lines in flooded areas that authorities and emergency crews couldn't even GET to when the storm was at its most powerful.  About 7,000 National Guard troops were on active duty in seven states
#4.)  The damage could cost around three BILLION dollars.  To give you an idea of the damage and the chaos in New York City alone, the city's 911 system was receiving 10,000 calls every half hour. 
There was flooding in subway stations and in one of the tunnels into Manhattan, and some hospitals had to evacuate patients because of power outages.
A lot of people were also talking about a giant crane on top of the tallest residential skyscraper in New York City . . . a building in midtown Manhattan called One57. 
The building is still under construction, and the crane was damaged by wind at about 2:30 P.M. in the afternoon.  So the part of the crane that sticks out into the air was hanging down and swaying dangerously throughout the storm.
#5.)  The storm also created a BLIZZARD in Virginia and West Virigina, with snow, 55-mile-per-hour winds, and reports of LIGHTING and THUNDER WHILE it was snowing.

#6.)  What's even more crazy is that this is not just an East Coast situation, the village of Pleasant Prairie issued a voluntary evacuation advisory for residents last night, as the National Weather Service reported that dangerous high waves of 14-18 feet are anticipated along the Lake Michigan shoreline through tonight, and now this morning there's been multiple accidents because of the heavy winds!

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you affected by Sandy!
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Which One Are You This Halloween?

Happy Halloween!   I'd love to talk about all the awesome candy right now, but right now it's about what you're wearing, and how you act.

If you're hitting up a costume party this weekend, you're almost guaranteed to see at least one person dressed as a sexy witch . . . or a sexy something . . . or a sexy ANYTHING.
But that's definitely not the ONLY type of person you'll meet.  Here are six people you see at pretty much every Halloween party.  Which one is you?  I'll tell you which one the KISS DJ's are...
#1.)  The Person Who Claims They're Wearing a Costume, Even Though They're Not. 

They'll be in normal clothes, but when you ask why they didn't dress up, they'll say they DID.
Then they'll claim they're dressed as something that doesn't REQUIRE a costume . . . like a teacher.  This is Kraig Karson our afternoon DJ.
#2.)  The Person with a Costume That Severely Restricts Them from Moving Around. 

It might be something like a mermaid tail, so they can't walk right.  Or it might be a costume that's so huge and ridiculous, they can't fit through a doorway.  

I always wonder how these people got to the party?  I'm thinking this is Michele McKnight our Night DJ.
#3.)  The Person Who Obviously Hates Halloween. 

If they're dressed up at all, it'll either be a cheap costume, or the same costume they wore last year.  And they'll probably be sitting in a corner looking miserable.  

This is the closest fit for me, I wouldn't say I hate it because I love candy, but I think dressing up as an adult man is a little questionable.
#4.)  The Guy Dressed in Drag. 

For whatever reason, some guys LOVE dressing as women on Halloween.  And they always act like it's the funniest costume anyone's ever seen.  This is Wes!
#5.)  The Person Who Handmade Every Single Thing They're Wearing. 

They'll also be way too proud.  And at least once, you'll overhear them bragging about how much time they wasted on it.  This is Alley!
#6.)  The Person Who Approaches Halloween Like a Method Actor. 

If they're dressed as, say, Marilyn Monroe, then they'll ACT like Marilyn Monroe ALL NIGHT . . . to the point where you won't even want to talk to them, because it's too annoying.  This is our mid-day DJ Leigh McNabb!

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Do You Want To Sing The National Anthem?

Are you a singer? 

Do you know the national anthem?  (No seriously, even the pro's forget the words)
Would you like to sing the National Anthem in front of thousands in Milwaukee?

You can!  This Saturday (October 13) you have the chance to showcase your singing abilities and audition for the opportunity to perform the anthem at a Milwaukee Bucks home game.

The audition is open to all ages, however, those under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Participants are encouraged to bring a performance resume if available, and all contestants must perform the anthem in its entirety to be considered.

Auditions will be held in the East Atrium of the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Upon entering through Lobby A, located at the 4th and Highland entrance, participants will register and receive an audition number.

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The Best Addition To Your Breakfast!

Are you a breakfast person?  Are you a food person?  Well I am, so I want to shared something with you!

I don't know if you've ever heard of breakfast fried rice, but on my Funjet honeymoon in Maui I had it for the first time and it was amazing!  

I think the description is self explanatory, but it will be another thing that I crave and miss about Maui so I better figure out how to make it until I can get back!

Click here to book your Funjet vacation now, and get the breakfast fried rice when you go!
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Pearl Harbor

Have you ever been to Pearl Harbor?

During our Funjet honeymoon in Maui, my wife and I took a day to fly over to take in the historic Pearl Harbor tour.

To state the obvious, it was a life changing experience!  It's so humbling when you're standing above the sunken USS Arizona and you can see and smell the oil that's still leaking after all these years!  Plus the exhibits, displays and memorials are also great!

I highly recommend that you take Pearl Harbor tour if you are heading to Hawaii.  Click here to book your Funjet Vacation now!
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My First Luau

Have you ever been to a luau?

My wife and I got to go to our 1st ever official luau in Maui on our Funjet honeymoon, and it was a very cool experience!

You walk in, they lei you (haha), hand you a drink and you go walk around to enjoy the sights, sounds, and activities.  

My favorite part was seeing how they prepared dinner.  They cook the pig in a imu, which is an earth oven, it looks like somethings buried in the dirt.
All in all dinner was awesome, the luau show was great, I highly recommend you click here to book your Funjet experience now!
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Find Our What Your Honey Boo Boo Nickname Is

Have you heard about Honey Boo Boo?

If you haven't, you have to check it out, it's a hilarious reality show on TLC! 

We love in so much in my household that I've found a Honey Boo Boo nickname generator!

Ours our... (Wes McKane) = Woo Woo Madison, (Alley Faith) = Adorable Flossy, mine is Raspberry Tantrum
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My Wedding!

WOW, I can't believe it, I'm married, thank-you so much for all the well wishes and congrats!

I have a few tips for you...

To those of you that are GETTING MARRIED soon, everyone's right, try your best to take it all in and enjoy it, because it really does fly by!

If you're GOING to a wedding soon, and you're planning on giving the bride & groom $, make the check out to either just one of them or make sure to use the word "OR"
(example Rahny Taylor OR Jane Doe), that way they'll have an easier time depositing the money, and they'll love you for that!

Finally, if you Hate weddings, sorry, I'll shut up now.

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The New Oreos Are Out Today!

Halloween season is here (in the retail world that is) so I thought I'd give you a heads up!

Starting today, a new flavor of Halloween Oreos goes on sale.  They're Oreos with CANDY CORN-FLAVORED filling.
Yes, you heard me right, Oreos with Candy Corn filling!  

The filling is orange and yellow, they use the vanilla sandwich cookies as opposed to the traditional chocolate ones, and they're on sale exclusively at Target. 

I'm a fan of Oreos, and I liked candy corn as a child, but this sounds a little weird to me.  What about you?  Are you going to try them?
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Milwaukee Bucks Dance Team Auditions

Are you a dancer? (not that kind perv)

Do you like sports?

Well then the Milwaukee Bucks are looking for you!

For the past 5 seasons, I've been fortunate to work as an emcee for the Milwaukee Bucks, and it's been a blast!

Now it's your turn, you could be a part of the Milwaukee Bucks Energee Dance Team!  Click here for all the audition details!

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If You've Been Invited To A Wedding...

If you've recently been invited to a wedding... I have a few thoughts for you.


I'm getting married in a few weeks, so I can tell you 1st hand that the minute you get your invite, the bride and groom are already waiting to get it back!  

Though it's just another day to you, maybe even a pain to you, it's a BIG day to them, and a ton of money, work and planning!


I think it's somewhat tacky to bring just anybody!  I'm not picking on single people, I'm just saying REMEMBER that the bride & groom are paying a lot for each person that is there, so do you really want them to have to pay for some chick or dude that you might never go out with again?


Going thru this process I realize why weddings are such a pain... it's because we are all selfish on some level!

As gross as it sounds the more you realize that this isn't about you, and just try to be polite and do whatever is asked of you, the more you'll be loved and appreciated from the bride & groom!

These things might be obvious to you, but they weren't to me, so I just wanted to pass them along!
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You'll Never Believe How Much Nike Wants You To Pay!

How much would you pay for a pair of shoes?

Well In these tough economic times, it's good to know Nike has your back, they just announced that they'll be selling the new LEBRON JAMES sneaker, the LeBron X, for a mere $315, yeah I said 315 bucks!

They debuted the shoe this month during the Olympic gold-medal game between Spain and the U.S. 
Nike blamed the price on the increased cost of materials like cotton.  (Really, none of that has to do with the amount of $ you pay LeBron?!?)
I remember when I was growing up and my parents were appalled at the price of the Air Jordan's I wanted, so I'm sure that some of you will get these or ask for them.
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4 Weird Tricks To Make Your Body Work Better!

You want your body to work as good as it can right?

Whether you're young or old, a man or a woman, in shape or not, I think we can all agree that we'd like our body to work better, especially if it's easy to do!

Here's 4 weird ways you trick your body into working better!

#1.)  Before You Take a Nap, Drink a Cup of Coffee.  According to at least one study, it's better than doing one or the other when you need to wake yourself up.
It works because caffeine doesn't kick in for about 15 minutes, which means you have to drink it RIGHT before you lie down.  And you have to make it a SHORT nap.
#2.)  Don't Stretch Before a Workout.  Researchers at the University of Nevada tested it both ways, and the people who stretched their legs before they did a lower-body workout actually generated less force than they did WITHOUT stretching.
Other studies have found that stretching can decrease muscle strength by 30%, which means your workout won't be as intense.
Plus, stretching can actually do the OPPOSITE of what you expect and make your muscles TIGHTEN.  When you stretch, your limbs basically think they're about to be snapped off.  So the muscles tighten and make you MORE likely to pull something.
That's why you should warm up by doing something like jumping jacks instead.  And you SHOULD still stretch, because it makes you more flexible.  But you should do it AFTER you work out, or on a day you're not going to the gym.
#3.)  Eavesdrop with Your Right Ear.  This has to do with the right and left sides of your brain, and the science behind it is kind of complicated.  But basically, our left ear has evolved to be better at hearing TONES, like music.
And our right ear is better at hearing speech.  There's not a HUGE difference, but if you're trying to listen through a wall or something, you're better off using your right ear.
#4.)  Reset Your Sleep Cycle by Skipping a Few Meals.  The MAIN way your body regulates your biological clock is through light.  So, if it's midnight and you're staring at a bright TV screen, your brain thinks the sun's still out.
But another factor is FOOD.  A Harvard Medical School study found that if you fast for 12 to 16 hours, your brain automatically thinks it's morning the next time you eat.
For example, if you need to start waking up earlier . . . at say, six in the morning . . . you should stop eating between 2 P.M. and 6 P.M. the day before.  Then have a good breakfast as soon as you get up.

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More Proof That We're Idiots, Especially When We Drink!

We've all done things that we pretty stupid right?  Than when you factor in alcohol... well you know what happens.

Well, this might take the cake for one of THE DUMBEST things I've seen in awhile!

Some drunk idiot from Georgia was at a bar with his friends, and bet them he could pour a shot of Bacardi 151 on his head and set it on FIRE!

Though he won the bet, he also ended up in the hospital for a few days, but that's not the end of it because this bet was caught on the of the security cameras!

Click here to see the video!
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Hilarious Piece Of Work Out Equipment!

Have you ever been up late watching random infomercials on TV, and you see one that's hilarious?

I may have finally found a piece of exercise equipment that's even more perverted than the Shake Weight. 

It's called the "Ace Power Horse".

It's sold in Korea and it kind of looks like a bicycle seat.  But you bounce up and down on it WHILE you thrust.  Apparently it's been around for a while, but now the ad is a hit online, enjoy!

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6 Developments In The "Dark Knight Rises" Shooting

FYI I refuse to use the shooter's name . . . I don't like giving people like him any publicity!

#1.)  It took officials two days to remove all the booby traps the shooter left in his apartment.  That included liquids, explosives, and chemicals that would've killed anyone who entered . . . if the shooter hadn't TOLD THEM about the traps.
#2.)  His semi-automatic rifle jammed during the shooting, because of a problem with the 100-shot magazine.  And the FBI believes it saved several lives.  He had to switch to a handgun, which couldn't fire as many rounds as quickly.
#3.)  It's clear the attack was being planned, quote, "with calculation and deliberation" for MONTHS.  The shooter purchased the guns legally from local gun shops starting back in May, and bought ammo and Kevlar online a few weeks ago.
#4.)  This is the worst shooting in the U.S. since the attack at Fort Hood in Texas in 2009, when an Army psychiatrist with Islamic fundamentalist sympathies killed 13 soldiers and civilians and wounded dozens more.
#5.)  The shooter is being held in solitary confinement on suspicion of 12 counts of first-degree murder.  He's in solitary because inmates at the Arapahoe Detention Center in Colorado apparently can't stop talking about KILLING HIM.
Remember, one of his victims was a six-year-old girl.  And child-killers do NOT do well in prison.
A jail employee says he hasn't shown any remorse, and was spitting at the door and the guards.  His initial hearing is today, and he's been assigned a public defender.  Colorado DOES have the death penalty.
#6.)  Regal Cinemas and AMC both instituted bans on wearing costumes to movies in the wake of the shooting.  AMC banned all masks and fake weapons . . . Regal just announced, quote, "stricter controls over character attire."
In this case, the shooter bought a ticket and sat in the front of the theater WITHOUT a costume.  After the movie started, he snuck out through an emergency exit, went to his car, and put on body armor and a gas mask before re-entering the theater.
Still, when he re-appeared with the gear and the weapons, and threw a canister of gas, the first people who saw him thought it was part of the midnight showing.

What a terrible story and situation, like many of you, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, it's tough to not give up on man kind sometimes!
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If You're A Batman Fan, This Is For You

"The Dark Knight Rises" is in theaters tonight (July 19) at midnight, and like some of you I'm pretty pumped, but that's probably my inner dork coming out!

If you are a fan, than here's some things you need to know about the new Batman.

The movie runs 2 hours and 45 minutes long, so on your way in, you're going to want to grab the BIG popcorn and soda!

The PG-13 ending to Christopher Nolan's Bat trilogy is the only new movie hitting theaters this week.  The action picks up eight years after the events of the last movie, when Batman took down both the Joker and Two-Face.
At the end of "The Dark Knight", he took the blame for Harvey Dent's death and became a fugitive to preserve Dent's anti-crime legacy.  But now, there's a new villain named Bane who's terrorizing Gotham and trying to draw him out.
Tom Hardy from "Inception" plays Bane.  Christopher Nolan directed that movie too, and he actually brought THREE stars from"Inception" over for important roles in this one.  The other two are Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Anne Hathaway plays Catwoman, and the returning cast is Christian Bale as Batman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred, and Morgan Freeman as Wayne Enterprises CEO Lucius Fox.
(Watch all four trailers here:  Trailer 1Trailer 2Trailer 3Trailer 4.)

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McDonald's Reveals the Recipe!

Are you like me... meaning you'll obsess about a food so much that you'll eat it all the time, and if possible make it at home too?

Good news If you love the special sauce that's on McDonald's Big Macs, because you'll now be able to whip up a batch of it at home, after they revealed the recipe!

A marketing video from McDonald's Canada arm shows executive chef Dan Coudreaut making a version of the Big Mac at home and he outlines exactly what's in the special sauce, saying the information actually has been available for a while already so it isn't a secret.

The ingredients are: mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, onion powder, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, and paprika.

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We Finally Get A Break!

How glad were you that cooler air finally rolled in last weekend?

Initially I thought the 90 degree weather wasn't all it was being hyped up to be, but as it drug on I was good and over it!

Did it effect your social life?  Maybe it's just a sign that I'm getting old and lame, but I had NO desire to do anything!  

The heat of the previous several days has been blamed for at least 35 deaths across the country, including in Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Officials said the extreme heat also caused highways to buckle in Illinois and Wisconson, and likely led a Maryland commuter train to partially derail because of heat-kinked rails.

In the coming days I'm sure we'll see that the heat affected the Summerfest numbers too.  

From today forward I'm hoping the weather will be a little more comfortable... I'm big fan of the State Fair and I don't want to try and get my eat on in 90 or 100 degree weather!
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Imagine If This Happened At Your Wedding!

What are the things you fear happening to you on your wedding day?

Obvisously none of us want to get stood up, or find our significant other with someone else the day before our wedding, or have it rain etc.

I'm getting married in September, so whenever I hear of something bad happening to someone on their wedding day I put myself in their shoes, or in this case in their wet shoes...

An entire bridal party taking photos on a dock at a hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan fell into a lake when the dock collapsed under the group's weight.

Eric and Maegan Walber headed to dock after their ceremony to get some group photos of the party.

Eric told reporters, "I saw the thing starting to tilt, and I'm like, 'Oh, yup, this is going to happen.' We went right under."

He added, "Everyone was laughing. It was one of those things that it just happens and you roll with it." Maegan said it made their big day more memorable. She said, "It makes for a good story. We'll be telling our grandkids."

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What would you do?

What would you do if someone just layed one on you?  Especially someone of the same sex?!? 

Well, once again one of my favorite celebs showed class by giving some weirdo a pass, or minor slap in the face. 

This past weekend, Will Smith had to deal with a Ukranian reporter that tried to kiss him. Will ran into the reporter on the red carpet for the premier of his Men In Black 3.

I guess the reporter is known for kissing celebs.  Like I said if I'm going to try and kiss a celeb risking a slap or worse, I'm not going to waste it on another dude!  I'm going after Carrie Underwood or someone like that, you?

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Sweet Video Of Teachers Gettin' Down!

Like you, I had some good teachers, and some really lame ones!  Here's a video of some teachers that punked their students.

Mike Penny -- a history teacher at Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School in Worcester, Massachusetts convinced students to talk on camera by telling them he was making a documentary for the school's annual film festival. In the video, the students are seen talking to Penny while teachers sneak into the background and show off their best dance moves.

The students had no idea that there were dancing teachers behind them and only discovered the truth when the film debuted at the festival.

At press time the video had more than 50,000 views. According to the YouTube page Mike Penny has been contacted by Ellen DeGeneres. 
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My Wedding Cake Topper Gift

Wes, Alley and some of you decided to take it upon yourself to decide what type of cake topper my fiance Britt and I should have at our upcoming wedding, so thanks to Natalia Roman from Crumby Art this is what you came up with!

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Take The Test To Find Out If You're A Facebook Addict!

To rate yourself using the scale, read the following statements and give each one a score of "(1), Very rarely, (2) Rarely, (3) Sometimes, (4) Often, and (5) Very often," depending on how much you do the given thing. Here goes:
  • You spend a lot of time thinking about Facebook or plan use of Facebook.
  • You feel an urge to use Facebook more and more.
  • You use Facebook in order to forget about personal problems.
  • You have tried to cut down on the use of Facebook without success.
  • You become restless or troubled if you are prohibited from using Facebook.
  • You use Facebook so much that it has had a negative impact on your job/studies.
If you scored 4s or 5s on at least four of these items, you might be a Facebook addict!
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Tiger Woods Loses It

If you watched any of the Master over the weekend than I think we can safely say this was not a good Masters Tournament for TIGER WOODS

If you didn't watch than I'll tell you that not only did Tiger NOT win . . . but on Friday, after a poor tee shot, he dropped his club on the ground and KICKED IT

Now he could get fined anywhere from $10,000 up from the PGA Tour, personally I think he did what any normal competitive person would do, but that's just my opinion.  

Here's the video, you decide for yourself.

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How To Make the Shamrock Shake

If you're like me, and you love fast food then you know in about a week, Shamrock Shakes will start disappearing from McDonald's again. 

So if you want them year-round, or you'd rather make them at home instead of drinking a cup of mysterious chemicals, here's how.
Babble.com released a very simple recipe for replicating the Shamrock Shake at home.  Just dump these four ingredients into a blender and mix 'em up . . .
Three cups of a high-quality vanilla ice cream.

One-and-three-quarters cups of 1% milk.

Half a teaspoon of peppermint extract.

Green food coloring.

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Idol's Fall

Did you see the American Idol last night?

The episode that ended with a 16-year-old contestant named Symone Black collapsing and falling off the stage, and they say it wasn't a joke, they called the medics and everything.
Obvisouly we'll have to wait until tonight to find out what happened to her.  But you know she didn't DIE or anything . . . or "Idol" wouldn't have used that as a cliffhanger. 

Not to be mean, but when I saw this I thought it was fake, what do you think???

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The News That Stunned Us All!

I was just getting ready to leave home last Saturday (Dec 10) around 7 pm when ESPN announced breaking news... "Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun has reportedly failed a test for a banned substance"... WHAT?!?

Like many of you, I felt shocked to the point that I actually had to rewind my DVR because I thought I heard the TV wrong, sadly I didn't.

Even worse, almost immediately many of you were on Facebook beating Ryan up.  Why?  Aren't we going to wait for the entire story, or is this just a GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT society?!?  Further more, I'm willing to bet many of these people were the ones riding Brauny's cape for the past year during the storied season not only he, but the team had!

All I'm saying is that Ryan has given us nothing but his best since he's been here, he's been a model member of the community and teammate so don't you think he deserves the benefit of the doubt until we get all the facts???


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Packer Thanksgiving Food Drive

You could meet some of your favorite Green Bay Packers and make a difference in someones life today!

Come out to the 2011 Thanksgiving Food Drive today (Tuesday, November 15th) at the IEWX from 1-6:30 pm (5001 S Towne Drive New Berlin, WI)

Give thanks and give back to our community by donating a bag of food or a $50 donation benefiting the New Berlin Food Pantry

Click here for more info!

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WOW, This Is Awkward!

Have you ever had a brain freeze?  Of course... we all have! 

And If you listen to us in the morning, than you know I can mix up my words frequently, but there's something SO FUNNY about watching it happen to others! (Maybe that makes me lame, but I like knowing that I'm not the only one)

Well, the Republican presidential candidates were in Michigan last night (November 9th) or a CNBC debate on the economy and Texas Governor Rick Perry had a stunning brain freeze and couldn't remember the third of three federal agencies that he wants to shut down. 

Sit back and enjoy! 

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What A Great Song!

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty pumped to see "Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 1"! 

I realize that I'm the ONLY guy that would say that out loud, but oh well... since I'm making non-guy statements, I might as well tell you about one of my favorite new songs.

It's From the origianl motion picture soundtrack of the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn", here's Christina Perry "A Thousand Years".
I'm calling this the equivalent to what "My Heart Will Go On" was for "Titanic".

Oh... don't forget we're giving away tickets to our Sneak Peek of this movie and giving you this soundtrack this week on Wes, Rahny & Alley so listen tomorrow (Friday, November 11th) at 7:45 a.m. to call in (414-799-1037) and win!

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Justin Bieber's New "Mistletoe" Video

For those of you that have Bieber fever here's Justin's 1st song of his Christmas album "Under The Mistletoe" which will be causing young girls to storm into stores November 1st.

It's interesting because not only is the song pretty decent, but you can tell his voice is changing too. (I wonder if he'll grow now?)

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Is This Real Or Fake?

Yesterday (October 11) our KISS-FM Mid-day DJ Leigh McNabb asked me a question that I can't figure out the answer to...

Is the group Heart2Heart real or fake?!?

Former N'Sync member Lance Bass posted a video to his Twitter account saying, "Check out this sweet new band." The band is a group of five guys called Heart2Heart.Lance is in the video. The groups first single is called, "Facebook Official."

I can't tell if it is serious or if it is supposed to be a parody, what do you think??? (I'm hoping they're kidding for their sake)

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We lost a genius and visionary man!

STEVE JOBS lost his battle with cancer yesterday, and passed away at his home.  He was 56.  He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004, and resigned as CEO of Apple on August 24th, 2011, when his health problems kept him from running the company.

He was a genius and a visionary who revolutionized computers through Apple . . . movies through Pixar . . . music through the iPod and iTunes . . . and mobile communication with the iPhone and the iPad.

Here he is giving what of the best speeches I've seen in awhile!  (A commencement speech at Standford in 2005)

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You be the judge!

NANCY GRACE has been accused of unleashing a GASEOUS EMISSION on "Dancing With the Stars" Monday night. 

The moment in question was while Nancy was talking to BROOKE BURKE after she waltzed to "Moon River".

(Listen right after Nancy says her twins are, quote, "smiling so big."  It's quiet, but if you turn the volume on your speakers up REALLY HIGH, you can definitely hear it.) 

Nancy is denying it, of course.  She told TMZ, quote, "As an ear witness on the scene, I can absolutely exonerate [my partner] Tristan, myself and Brooke.

So you tell me, what was that?!?

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They Need Your Help!

Do you have some extra food in your kitchen that you aren't even going to use?  Or maybe you're headed to the store today... why not pick up a few more things for somebody in need! 

The Hunger Task Force in MIlwaukee is asking for your help now.

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Your Biggest Pet Peeve At Work Is...

The social networking site LinkedIn surveyed members around the world to find out their biggest pet peeves at work.

And, worldwide, the thing that office workers hate more than anything else is . . . when coworkers don't take ownership for their actions.

The next four biggest pet peeves are:  People who complain all the time, dirty common areas, meetings that start late or run long, and people who don't respond to email.

There were big differences by country.  Like the nation of deliciously chubby people that we are, two in three Americans complained about people stealing their food from the office fridge.  That was about 13% higher than the rest of the world.

One in three people worldwide hate overly revealing clothes in the office.  Twice as many women as men listed revealing clothes as a pet peeve.

Japanese workers were twice as likely as the rest of the world to complain about office pranks.  Employees in India were 23% more annoyed by their coworkers' ringtones than the rest of the planet.

In general, Indian workers were the grumpiest.  Of the 38 behaviors listed, the average Indian worker complained about 19 of them.  Italian workers were the most laid back.  On average, they only listed 15 pet peeves.

(Huffington Post)
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Wow this looks pretty awesome!

The first trailer for "J. Edgar" starring LEONARDO DICAPRIONAOMI WATTS and ARMIE HAMMER directed by CLINT EASTWOOD hit the web yesterday. (It doesn't come out until November)

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Hey BSB Fans!

Are you like me and you will never let the musical era known as the "Boy Band" era die?

If so, I thought you'd want to know that the Backstreet Boys just released a new song, called"Lost In Space", check it out.

What do you think? Pump it, or dump it? Are you still a fan, or do you think they should hang it up?
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Hooters Remebers

The tenth anniversary of 9/11 was a day for somber reflection and remembrance . . . even for the waitresses at HOOTERS.

They put the wings and beer aside for second and released a YouTube video over the weekend of Hooters girls from around the country thanking the troops, firefighters, cops, and paramedics.  It's called "Hooters Remembers".

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I remember...

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Ryan Braun Falls... Twice!

Ryan Braun is already one of the best baseball players in Brewer history, and now he's got the contract to prove it... but because he's boy I gotta tease him!

Last night (Aug 31st) Brauny hit would could have been an in the park home run against the Cardinals, but instead he bit it TWICE coming around 3rd ha ha!

Check out the video

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If you missed the VMA's

There were so many things I could talk about, but I'll just highlight a few things...

Beyonce stole the show by announcing that her and hubby Jay-Z are expecting, I didn't watch the hour leading in so I missed her 1st announcing her pregnancy!

Lady Gaga spent the entire night in drag as Jo Calderone, she sounded awesome, and you gotta love the fact that she celebrates Halloween year round!

Finally, Chris Brown had another entertaining performance.  Though he's not my favorite person in the world, and lip synched, I was still very entertained!

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Look Who Surprised Fans By Joining Taylor Swift On Stage!