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Posts from January 2014


Food Food Food Food Fooooood, and oh yeah, Friday Toy Memory

 

6:45- Throwing a Super party for the Big game? Here are some great recipes.
http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/events-and-gatherings/super-bowl/

 

7:15- Here's a good way to make sure that eating all those delicious appetizers don't go to your waistline. Get a game plan.

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/superbowl

http://food.unl.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=61e567fa-e143-4274-aa58-ebe6132c861c&groupId=4089482&.pdf

 

8:15- Seriously the entire day has been about food. What the heck is “melty cheese”? I keep hearing this term in advertisements. Can someone please explain to me why restaurants have begun naming regular old cheese “melty cheese”?It makes me think they've cooked up some new concoction which is not quite cheese but more of a cheese-esque product that they can throw on a sandwich and it'll melt better than real cheese. Anyway, I was glad to know I wasn't the only one who noticed this little ad tidbit. Ihttp://chowhound.chow.com/topics/503395

 

8:45-Friday Toy Memory:

Friday Toy Memory: Hand Jives that we used to do as kids. Remember such favorties as:
-Ms. Mary Mack Mack Mack, all dressed in black, black, black?

-Ms Lucy had a baby, she named him Tiny Tim?

-Say Say Oh Playmate?


... I found a version of it online. My memory has been jogged but I can't remember all the lyrics to all of them or how to do all the hand motions.

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Big game scams, Texting and walking affects balance, Bizarre College Courses

6:15- SUPER BOWL SCAMS 

Don’t let scammers bowl you over!  A pair of con artists were busted for swindling sports fans with fake Super Bowl tickets.  The criminals, Damon Daniels of the Bronx and Eugene Fladger of Philadelphia, were nabbed in a sting after selling the dupes to undercover cops.  Apparently the tickets were of such good quality, they’d allow fans to gain entry to the stadium (of course, fake ticket-holders would be in for a surprise when they found real ticket-holders in their seats).  The crooks were also selling fake parking passes and tickets to Super-Bowl-related events.  But tickets aren’t the only scam to beware of leading up to the big game- authorities are also warning consumers not to get tricked into purchasing counterfeitmerchandise.  Fake NFL goods pop up every year, and can be tough to distinguish from the real, licensed stuff.   Experts recommend keeping an eye out for ripped tags, sloppy stitching and typos.

 

6:45- TEXTING WHILE WALKING AFFECTS BALANCE

Texting and walking- it’s a delicate balance!  Literally…a study found fiddling with your phone while walking doesn’t just distract you, it also affects your balance makes it harder to walk in a straight line.<========== Not to mention the people that fall and walk into walls while texting. Yikes! http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/tech/mobile/texting-walking-study/

 

7:15 Strange college courses-  RUTGERS UNIVERSITY OFFERS COURSE BASED ON BEYONCE

New Jersey’s Rutgers University is offering its student body a course called “Politicizing Beyonce,” described as a class that uses the singer’s music and career to “explore American race, gender and sexual politics.” Class teacher Kevin Allred told the campus newspaper Rutgers Today, “This isn’t a course about Beyonce’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend. It’s important to shift students away from simply being consumers of media toward thinking more critically about what they’re engaging on a regular basis.”

 

But of course, none of this is new. Madonna was the first with a class about her in 1997. http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19970408&slug=2532816 then came Lady Gaga http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1651116/lady-gaga-now-subject-college-course.jhtml

Here are some other classes, you probably

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/photos/15-bizarre-college-courses/you-got-college-credit-for-that

Our regulary caller Becky took non traditional rock climbing class and said she got the chance to rapell off the schools gymnasium wall. --Yeah, insurance would prevent that from happening these days. 
 

8:15- So funny to watch them discuss the internet and how it will be able to deliver the newspaper to your computer every morning. This is a very early news report about the internet. http://www.wimp.com/theinternet/

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Locations: New JerseyPhiladelphia
People: Damon DanielsEugene FladgerKevin AllredLady GagaMadonna




 
Worst Passwords, Songs that you didn't know were covers, Boy George is Back!

6:15- WORST PASSWORDS REVEALED

 These passwords don’t pass muster.  SplashData determined the 25 worst passwords of the year.  People, your personal data is at risk.  Can’t you be a little more creative?  Check out the list, then change your passwords accordingly.

1. 123456

2. password

3. 12345678

4. qwerty

5. abc123

6. 123456789

7. 111111

8. 1234567

9. iloveyou

10. adobe123

11. 123123

12. admin

13. 1234567890

14. letmein

15. photoshop

16. 1234

17. monkey

18. shadow

19. sunshine

20. 12345

21. password1

22. princess

23. azerty

24. trustno1

25. 000000

 

7:15- Wait what? “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” was originally sung by a dude? 20 Songs You Might Not Know Were Covers | Mental Floss
http://mentalfloss.com/article/53336/20-songs-you-might-not-know-were-covers?bypass=1

 

7:50- BOY GEORGE IS BACK

Musical (and pop culture) icon Boy George has set a March 25 release date for his next studio album, This Is What I Do, his first studio offering in 18 years. The former Culture Clubfrontman has vowed to support the release of This Is What I Do by touring North America later this year with his nine-piece band. The first single off the new record is “King of Everything” and it is out now.

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Get off the romantic hook, I'm famous--not really, 50 celebs that turned 50, I l
I'm slackin. I have the nerve to post this a full 4 hours after I finishd on the air after I bragged that I post something every single day.  For realz.
6:15- There's this new app called Romanticmatic.

If you're not very good at being romantic, there's a new app that can help. Romantimatic is an app that reminds you to do one simple thing: send your significant other a "I'm thinking of you" note.  Smart! Awesome way to get you out of the doghouse!

6:45- I have a friend that works for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, while hanging out this weekend, he asked me if I would be interested in being in a promo for the tv station, I was like "Uh, YEAH! What do I have to do?". Pretty much, I went to my friends house and sat in the living room and pretended to watch TV for about an hour an a half. They filmed me turning on the TV with the remote, watching the TV (which really didn't have anything on it so they can edit that in later--ah showbiz) and sitting with their dog "Hal" (who is an awesome co-star ) watching the news.  It was interesting to watch them create the effects, it was especially cool to see how they figured out the lighting, the camera angles and the different obstacles. They had this camera on wheels and they were filming me from outside a window so it looked like they were watching me from outside the house. I can't wait to see the finished product and when it's done, I'll post it. not that any of you will care because I'm convinced no one is reading this. Prove me wrong and write to me at
rona@wltffm.com and tell me you're actually reading this!
7:15- You'd be surprised at how many celebs turned 50 in the last year. I though it was a neat example of the "you never know how old anyone is in Hollywood".  Here they are...Seal? Really, I figured he was younger than that. Here are few others on that list:

 

Michelle Obama
Michael Jordan
Brad Pitt
Larry the Cable Guy aka Daniel Lawrence Whitney,
Joel Osteen
Bret Michaels
Charles Barkley
William Baldwin
Vanessa Williams
Kathy Ireland

8:15- I mentioned seeing Emeli Sande' on something TV show and I thought she was really natural and funny.  I never found it but I did find her performance on VH'1's "You Oughta Know". Girl can blow!
 



 

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Grammy recap, what will you eat during Superbowl? Dr Susan Smith Jones

6:15- I gave a brief recap of the Grammys last night. I always have loved that awards show. It's a chance to see some of your favorite artists perform live and what the celebs are wearing. I know its cheesy but hey I own it! I was so tired by the time the show started, I poured myself a glass of vino, climbed in bed and tweet/watched it with friends. I thought Bey and Jay were good but I did think “Damn, it's only 8 o' clock at night, there are kids watching”. Oh well, I know I'm getting old, but it was still a good performance. I like Daft Punk, Pharrell and Stevie Wonder, that was cool. I really liked the Keith Urban/Gary Clark Jr collab too. I'd never heard of Gary Clark Jr but I plan on looking him up.

http://www.grammy.com/

Takeaway in a few words:
Beyonce and JayZ-- steamy opening.

Pharrell Williams -his hat got it's own attention. http://www.eonline.com/news/503679/pharrell-s-grammys-hat-is-gigantic-and-obviously-it-already-has-its-own-twitter-account

Sir Paul McCartney still rocks!

Here are some of the winners: (They only gave away 10 awards during the broadcast, the rest were performances.)

The 56th annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles on Sunday, and as always there were surprise winners and stunned losers. Some of the night’s biggest winners were: Record of the Year – Daft Punk – “Get Lucky;” Album of the Year – Daft Punk – Random Access Memories; Song of the Year – Lorde – “Royals;” Best New Artist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; Best Pop Solo Performance – Lorde – “Royals;” Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Daft Punk – “Get Lucky;” Best Pop Vocal Album – Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox; Best Dance/Electronica Album – Daft Punk – Random Access Memories; Best Rock Performance - Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive;” Best R&B Song – Justin Timberlake – “Pusher Love Girl;” Best Urban Contemporary Album – Rihanna – Unapologetic; Best R&B Album – Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire; Best Rap Performance – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop;” Best rap/Sung Collaboration – Jay Z/Justin Timberlake – “”Holy Grail;” Best Rap Song - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop;” Best rap Album – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist.

Superbowl is coming up this Sunday. DId you know, it's easy to eat up to 2,000 calories? Yeah, scary! According to a new study, you'd be surprised at what people will be throwing back during the game. I know I was.

Superbowl Foods from USAtoday

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/22/super-bowl-foods-eating/4671109/

Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day, according to Wikipedia. With an easy 2,000 calories consumed!About 22% of people say they eat chips on Super Bowl Sunday; 18%, pizza; 16%, soup; and 13% say they consume alcohol, says Harry Balzer, of NPD Group, which tracks eating trends.

Veggies are the most common food eaten that day with 27% eating any kind of vegetable, Balzer says.

Wings are the most seasonal food, increasing from 2% of people eating them on a typical Sunday to 6% of people who consume them on Super Bowl Sunday. About 12% eat pizza on a regular Sunday compared with 18% on the big game day. "It's a party day, so I expect those to be higher," he says.

Other things people nibble on: 5% eat carrots; 5%, nuts and seeds. Only 1% consume chili.

These numbers reflect people's eating habits on Super Bowl Sunday from 2008 through 2013. They include people who watch the game and those who don't, which is the majority of Americans, Balzer says. About 108.7 million people watched the Super Bowl last year, which means more than 200 million people didn't watch it.


7:15 I spoke with Dr. Susan Smith Jones. She is the author of the book "Walking on Air: Your 30-Day Inside and Out Rejuvenation Makeover (that we'll be giving away each day this week after" the 7:30 news.
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Still shaking off vacation brain and Friday Toy Memory

6:15- Don't Multitask...you're only making yourself unfocused, not getting as much done, and you're making mistakes. Really, this is just a note to myself. 12 Reasons to Stop Multitasking NOW! http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20707868,00.html

 

6:45 Random things

Grammys

Don't do the steps thing where you put hot water, dawn dish liquid, and rubbing alcohol together in an effort to avoid ice on your steps. You just create an ice luge.

Speaking of Winter Olympic sports, have you seen the new Winter 2014 Olympic Outfits? They're butt ugly. Period. Fail Ralph Lauren. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/24/sports/olympics/us-olympic-outfits-worthy-of-stares-if-not-medals.html?_r=0













 

7:15- Letting kids in restaurants. Do it or don't do it?

Here's the story: It's t’s one of the most frequently-debated issues: do children belong in upscale restaurants? The chef of Michelin-starred Chicago eatery Alinea recently took to Twitter to ask that very question. After a party brought their crying 8-month-old infant to the top-rated restaurant on a Saturday night, Chef Grant Achatz tweeted, “Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no,but..” Responses ranged from people who defended the parents, suggesting their babysitter may have cancelled at the last minute, to those who argued in favor of a baby ban. To dine at Alinea, patrons must reserve tickets in advance, which can cost up to $300, not including drinks, tip and tax. It’s Chicago’s only restaurant to receive Michelin stars, and it made last year’s list of the world’s top 50 restaurants. The point is, it’s not the most kid-friendly place in town. Alinea wouldn’t need to worry about banning babies if people just used a little common sense! Read his thoughts here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/baby-at-alinea_n_4589263.html

 

Some of you guys checked in with your thoughts...Joanna said that she is a mom of 3 and that she doesn't think people should bring kids to things where they can't sit still. She also said if she's at a 5 star restaurant she is paying for a nice night out and doesn't want to spend her money or her night off watching her kids or others.

 

Becky called and said she is a grandmother and that she understands having to bring kids places sometimes. If you're paying an arm and a leg for an expensive restaurant, babysitting on top of that may be an issue. She also said that paying for a ticket for a play or movie for a kids so she won't buy it unless it's age appropriate and they are able to sit still. Both really good points. Becky and I chatted for a long time but that's the jist.



Friday Toy Memory: Bozo The Clown Punching bags. My mom used to think that I'd break something when I was a kid so she yelled at me about it.
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Locations: Chicago
People: Grant AchatzRalph Lauren




 
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