That's us hanging with Lissa's "date", Deb the Diva
Saturday was the big KRZ...ok, Entercom Christmas...er..."Holiday" party at the Scranton Cultural Center. I bet you are waiting for some sordid tale of drinking & debauchery right? Well, there was none of this!
Yes, there was an after-party at the Backyard Alehouse, but Sue & I headed home to catch Jimmy Fallon on SNL.
Our friends at Constantino's Catering did an amazing job with the food. The Eggplant dish rocked the Casbah!
And who knew there was an OUTRAGEOUS CHRISTMAS SWEATER contest?
Here I am with contest winner (& sole entry) Doug from the copywriting department.
It’s true! The classic Christmas song “Baby, it’s Cold Outside”, has another meaning. Read the lyrics yourself, or listen to the video.
“Say, what’s in this drink?”
“I oughtta say no, no, no sir.”
That’s right. This song is about date rape!
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
I really can’t stay (Baby, it’s cold outside)
I’ve got to go ‘way (Baby, it’s cold outside)
The evening has been (I’ve been hopin’ that you’d drop in)
So very nice (I’ll hold your hand, they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (Hey beautiful, what’s your hurry)
And father will be pacing the floor (Listen to that fireplace roar)
So really, I’d better scurry (Beautiful, please don’t hurry)
Well, maybe just a half a drink more (Put some music on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (Baby, it’s bad out there)
Say, what’s in this drink (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I oughtta say no, no, no sir (You mind if I move in closer)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (And what’s the sense in hurting my pride)
I really can’t stay (Oh baby, don’t hold out)
Oh, but it’s cold outside
I simply must go (It’s cold outside)
The answer is no (Baby, it’s cold outside)
The welcome has been (So lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)
My sister will be suspicious (Your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (I ain’t worried about you brother)
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (That ol’ biddy, she ain’t gonna bother me)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (You don’t need no cigarette, it’s smokin’ plenty up in here)
I’ve got to get home (Baby, you’ll freeze out there)
Say, lend me a comb (It’s up to your knees out there)
You’ve really been grand (I thrill when you touch my hand)
Oh, but don’t you see (How can you do this thing to me)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (Well, think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died)
I really can’t stay (Get over that hold out)
Oh, but baby it’s cold outside
I've always wondered about the thought process behind sending one of these cards. At first glance, they look like the perfect family. But I think there's something more to it . I honestly think they are hiding behind their 3x5 glossy smiles.
I look at a card like this and think: 8 year old Taylor is an habitual bed wetter. 16 year old Amber just found out she's pregnant and doesn't know which one of her boyfriends is the father. And 22 year old Robert's claim to fame is his action figure collection which is the largest in his neighborhood.
If you send a family portrait card for Christmas, I'm sure you are a perfectly fine, normal family and not Springer worthy.
But that doesn't mean to think we just might be imagining something else!
It will be a New Years Eve like no other. This year, we’re giving you the chance to celebrate 2012 on Times Square in NYC!!!
And this year it’s going to be one Hell of a party. The lineup includes Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Pitbull, Hot Chelle Rae & Florence & the Machine and AT LEAST 500,000 of your closest friends.
And the other cool thing is we’re putting you up at The Time Hotel. You’ll be in the heart of midtown Manhattan, walking distance from Times Square, Central Park & Rockefeller Center.
That’s always been a bucket list thing for us…Times Square for New Years Eve.
And that’s why we’re asking you for something off YOUR bucket list.
Call us @ 7:45am with your bucket list item to qualify.
Last night I felt like an astronaut out on a spacewalk that suddenly got cut loose from the mother ship. There I was floating aimlessly in space unable to send a message back to home.
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way.
OK, what really happened was I lost my phone. I am always giving Sue crap about forgetting/losing/misplacing her Iphone. And I felt like a total LOSER when it happened to me.
I was completely unconnected for an hour, though it seemed like days. No tweets, no texts, no Facebook messages from random people AND no phone calls. Shouldn't I have felt good about the peace & quiet? Instead I felt like a junkie not knowing when he was going to get his next fix. Sad, I know!
When we got back from dinner I was still like Major Tom, lost in space.
Tell my wife I love her very much.
We called my phone, but still no answer.
Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do.
Finally, after retracing my steps, I found it…safely tucked away in my car between the driver’s seat & stick shift.
I poured myself a large glass of Tang and laughed about the whole thing.
Once wasn't enough so yesterday we made a return trip with listeners to THE SPRINGER SHOW! We're like seasoned pros now when it comes to fist pumping & chanting "Jerry, Jerry."
One of the funniest moments happened when we were outside the theatre, tickets in hand, waiting to get in to the show. A school bus filled with kids stopped at the traffic light across the street. And right on cue, the 5th graders first pumped out the bus window and started their own "Jerry, Jerry" chant. The future of our country is in good hands!
Once again we weren't disappointed. Strippers, cheaters, spineless husbands...and like a special dysfunctional dessert, a kiddie pool filled with chocolate pudding!
Here we are waiting for the fun to begin with contest winners Helen & Cami.
Once the show starts taping, we're instructed to turn our phones off AND there's absolutely no photos.
It's not everyday I get to see barely dress women wrestle in pudding, so I quickly snapped a few pics as the show was ending.
You would think Jerry's security guys would be used to the craziness by now, but even they posed for pics with the pudding posse.
THE SPRINGER SHOW airs weekdays @ Noon on Fox56. Hopefully the 3 segments we were a part of will make it on air. We'll be sure and let you know.
Special thanks to John our driver from Nasser Limo and Cheryl @ Fox56 for making the Springer trip a reality.
I'm off to the grocery store to grab a box of Jello Chocolate Pudding Pops!
Did you hear about the guy in Utah that was shot by his dog last weekend? A Sheriff’s Deputy said “The dog did something to make the gun discharge.” Ever think the owner did something? Maybe this hound was provoked and his owner deserved it.
This is what I fear will happen if we dress up our 2 new dogs for Christmas. It’s been an ongoing debate between Sue & I.
She wants to buy them silly little outfits and then have them pose by the Christmas tree.
Do you dress up your animals? If you answered “Yes”, please for the love of Kibbles & Bits, STOP!!!
I have never seen a dog in an argyle sweater vest with a happy look on its face. It’s bad enough we humiliate them by teaching them dumb little tricks to entertain our friends. But dressing them as one of the 8 reindeer? Not cool.
I’d love to get your take on this.
And if you DO dress you dog up for the holidays, email a photo. That way we can all share in the humiliation.