I always feel like I’m 9 again when a waitress brings me a drink with a straw in it.
Think about it.You put your lips on the straw and suck.Some of the liquid goes in your mouth, and the rest falls back into your glass.The whole thought of it disturbs me!
And it creeps me out even more if you bring a straw with all the paper torn off except at the very top where my lips go.I’m a grown man.If I DO want to use a straw I think I have the ability to remove its paper.
Talk about distracted driving...here's the video we were just talking about.
Zachary Russell, who was driving his wife Jennifer to the hospital from their home in Waxahachie, Tex., after her contractions started, Jennifer realized about 15 minutes later that the baby was coming early. His next move? He whipped out his cellphone and started shooting video.
“I just kept making sure the frame was good and that I was staying on the road,” he said. “I’m surprised I did real well!” Then he uploaded it to YouTube!
Imagine for a minute that it's YOU driving your wife to the hospital. She starts having the baby IN THE CAR. What do YOU do? Grab your camera?
If that was me, my 2 hands would be so tightly gripped on the steering wheel, they would need to be pried off. And video? That would be the last thing I'd think of.
Could YOU do it? Could you REALLY give up Facebook for 24 hours?
Think about it for a second: an entire day without status updates, pokes, posting pics of your cat and harvesting your asparagus crops on Farmville.
We found 3 hardcore, Facebook addicted listeners to take us up on our offer. Anne, Josh & Chrissie will attempt to not log-in for an entire day. 24 hours doesn’t sound like a long time, but when you’re like Josh and check in from your location every 5 minute, including when you go to bed, it’s quite the challenge.
Here’s what a few of our FB friends had to say about the challenge--
Michael—“Me not having Facebook is like the world ending to me.”
Melanie—“I can do it but it will require some liquor.”
Terri—“I tried not to get on the computer already…didn’t work. I used my phone.”
Lisa—“Hell no!!! I tried but I can’t.”
Lori—“I did it as an experiment. Lasted 2 weeks. Haven’t done it since.”
Ashlee—“People seriously can’t go that long without Facebook?”
Christa—“I could go 24 hours but that’s about it.”
Newt—“What is this Bookface you speak of?”
We’ll be checking in with our 3 guinea pigs 7:10 Thursday morning.
So pull yourself away from Bingo Blitz for a second and flip on 98.5 KRZ.
When someone passes, it’s hard to get the final memory out of your mind. I try not to remember my Dad in the final months he spent in a nursing home suffering from dementia. He still knew who I was and his eyes lit up during my visits, but it was hard to keep him focused. I like to think of the good times like our annual visits to Yankee Stadium or the quirky things he would say that would make us all laugh.
I think this is the way we should view Joe Paterno. No matter how you feel about the way he handled the Sandusky situation, you must judge Paterno on the entire story, not the last chapter.
One of my best memories of Paterno comes from the 1994 Citrus Bowl. Sue & I were there with contest winners to watch the Nittany Lions take on hugely favored Tennessee Volunteers. The game in Orlando was like a home game for Tennessee. The stadium, filled to capacity with 72,000 fans, was a sea of orange.
State held on to a slim 17-13 lead at halftime.
Here’s what JoePa said to his team in the locker room:
"Who do they think they are, telling us they need a better opponent," Paterno yelled. "I'm tired of this Orange team! I'm tired of this Orange Stadium! I'm tired of seeing Orange! Let's go out there and kick the Orange out of them!"
Thanks to quarterback Kerry Collins and a tough defense, Penn State won big 31-13.
After the game we headed downtown for the victory celebration. Sue & I worked our way down front for the trophy presentation. It was there we got to shake the hand of the legendary coach. We thanked him for a great game and for sending the Tennessee fans home winless.
What is your memory of Coach Paterno? We’d love to hear it.
Here’s a few comments from those close to Paterno.
“I just can’t help but to think he died of a broken heart.”
--Matt Millen former PSU linebacker
“He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end.”
--message from the Paterno family
“One of the most influential men in our nation’s history. By his passing PSU nation grows even stronger.”
--Jordan Norwood former PSU receiver
“To Penn Staters past & present, know that Dad loves you all and has always loved being part of your family.”
“The GREATEST…The Legend…My Coach…My friend…You’ve meant so much to me and millions of others…You will live on in my heart.”
--Daryll Clark former PSU QB
“There are no words to express my respect for him as a man and as a coach. To be following in his footsteps at Penn State is an honor.”
--New Penn State coach Bill O’Brien
I had to shake my head while watching the premiere of American Idol last night. One contestant from Tennessee quit his job to follow his dream to be on the show. I’m all for reaching for the stars and dreaming big. But in this case, he’s putting himself first and his family second.
You see this budding superstar, ok, karaoke singer, is married. And his wife is pregnant.
If you are 25 and have always wanted to be the next Jon Bon Jovi or Brad Pitt, go for it. Take a chance. Aim high. You may later regret never having the cojones to double down in life.
But if you are married with a kid on the way, it’s not the time to be selfish. Put your dream on the back burner. The child you are about to bring into the world should be your top priority.
In this time of economic struggles, walking away from your job to appear on a reality TV show is probably not the best of decisions.
Try doing both. Keep your job, dude. And try singing on the weekends. I’m sure there are lots of karaoke bars in your hometown wishing someone with your vocal skills would walk through the door.
Kids are like sponges. And they always absorb the one thing you don't want them to.
This morning we asked for some of the made up swear words you use around your kids. Wow! We could've stayed on the air another hour taking your calls & texts.
Try using one of these MADE UP SWEAR WORDS the next time your kid is in the car and some fuzzball cuts you off in mother humpin' traffic!
Holy Mother of Pink Monkeys
Cheese ‘n Rice Shitzu Sugar Honey & Ice Tea Mother of Pearl Fuzz Balls Jeepers Christmas Bass Ackwards Oh Shitaki Mushrooms Mother Smushing Piece of Turtle Sum You Fudgen Banana Son of a Sea Serpent Kiss my Gas Fizzle, Bizzle & Shizzle Son of a Pickle Shut the Front Door Flippin A Oh Mylanta Shnitzle Poop on a Stick Son of a Bench of a Banister Fudge Ripple Ice Cream Tartar Sauce Bun of a Sitch French Toast
And leave a comment if you have any to add to the list.
I was sick to my stomach watching the news tonight.
You’ve probably seen the story of the puppy left to die in Shamokin. Little Harper as she’s now called, was shown on WNEP again tonight. Also shown were the 2 poor excuses for humans that were responsible for this senseless act.
According to WNEP, the owner of the small pit bull, Michael Wolfe, threw the 12 week old dog over a bank after learning it was sick.
If you are a dog owner, you know they ask for so little but give so much. And after giving, how could you even consider tossing a member of your household out like a bag of garbage?
That’s exactly what these 2 scums did.
Luckily, Harper has a new home at a no-kill shelter in Sunbury. She’s safe from the 2 monsters that formerly owned her. And the 2 former owners now face charges.
Give your dog an extra hug & biscuit tonight. That’s all they ask for.
The future stars of the NHL come from outdoor hockey rinks just like this one…the Riverside Park Ice Rink in Tunkhannock.
It’s a great place for kids to learn to skate and play hockey. It’s totally run by the community and the kids that play there. And you can help the rink get back on its feet.
The floods in September did a number on this place, but thanks to donations the rink was rebuilt. But they still need to replace the skates that were lost in the flood.
That’s where you can help. If you or your kids have old skates that you’d like to donate, bring them to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins team office on Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre. They will be collecting skates until the end of February.
Want to learn more about the Riverside Park Ice Rink?
We had a guest reviewer on the show today...8 year old J.T. from Wilkes-Barre. J.T. is my new little brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.
Last night I took J.T. to the "Disney on Ice" show at the Arena and he absolutely loved it. If you plan on going with your kids, DRESS WARM!!! Even the ushers working the show said it seemed colder than usual.
J.T. was actually IN the show as well. He was over-the-top excited when he found out he got to release one of the lanterns at the end of the night. Being 8, he wasn't happy about getting a big hug from the Princess!
Check this out! J.T. and I pretty much have matching glasses. Maybe that's why we got along so well! OK, the real reason we had so much fun is 'cause J.T. is a SUPER kid.
I find it hard to believe that he's still looking for a match in the Big Brother program.
J.T. likes playing Dodgeball and racing around on the Green Machine tryke he got for Christmas.
There are plenty of cool kids just like J.T. looking for matches. If you'd like to volunteer, CLICK HERE.
A few hours a month will really make a difference in not only a kid like J.T's life, but yours as well.
We lost another friend today. After 15+ years, we said goodbye to our girl Maxi.
Maxi first came to us at KRZ many years ago. The Luzerne County SPCA stopped by the radio station to spread the word about adopting and of course, they brought a few dogs with them. The minute Sue saw Maxi, she wanted to take her home.
Maxi made quite a statement that very first night by peeing all over my pillow! Welcome to the family.
Maxi has been through a lot over the years. While we were living in Florida she survived both a dog attack and getting hit by a car.
I always called her my little graduate. She and I went through dog training together. It wasn’t easy for Maxi, as she was easily distracted by the other dogs, but on final exam day, she passed with flying colors.
The last few years have been rough on Maxi as she slowly started losing the use of her back legs. But she was a fighter.
Sue and I knew before Christmas that the end was near. We decided to make one more trek with her to Maine. It was her best trip ever.
We’d really like to thank Dr. Wilson and the rest of the staff at Back Mountain Vet. They really put us at ease. Maxi went very peacefully.
Our hope for Maxi is that soon she will be running again and will eventually find Milo.
Max was our clown dog.....overweight, skinny legs, underbite and goofy. She made me laugh out loud.
She didn't have a good start in life. Abused, fearful, neglected.When we got her from the animal shelter Max had to learn how to play. She needed to learn how to walk up and down stairs. Everything she needed to learn about being a dog she learned from Milo our Jack Russell who passed away just 6 months ago. She copied him, chased him, was jealous of him, loved him.
No pedigree, a mix of every dog you've ever seen, mutt, mixed breed, plain, last to be picked...in fact we took MAX as she was going to be euthanized the next day. It was a trial run. She was a mess, didnt fit in, not housebroken, called the SPCA to see about a return...they said one more week...keep her one more week.
That week she was barking in the kitchen incessantly...wouldnt stop. As I walked toward the kitchen to yell at her.....I saw the smoke pouring out of the kitchen! ....MAX sat barking in the smokey kitchen until I came to see what was happening. The rest was history.....
No one taught her about smoke and fire, no one taught her how to fly in the air to catch a frisbee, no one taught her how to apologize for getting in the garbage by putting paws on each shoulder and bury her head in your chest......that was all MAX.
Silly, silly MAX....sweet girl with brown liquid eyes. Miss you so much already.
Ever bust your babysitter doing something they weren’t supposed to be doing? Lissa told us this morning about her little nephew’s babysitter. She basically raided the fridge and ate almost everything in sight, including a casserole!
We think it’s cool to go into the fridge IF ASKED. But just because you’ve been put in charge of someone’s kid for a few hours doesn’t mean you have free reign over the house. Don’t put on the feedbag unless asked. We hate to think what else is going on when the parents are out of the house.
We were surprised by the amount of people that thought it was ok for a babysitter to eat anything in sight. According to some of our callers, it’s an unwritten babysitter rule. Really???!!!
Here’s more listener reaction to the babysitter question. What do YOU think?
Had one looking in our bedroom, caught her and she said my daughter was playing hide and seek. Yeah, right. She never worked again.
When I babysat, the parents either left me money for pizza or told me to help myself. U should wait to be offered, but u should be offered. FEED THE HELP! LOL!
My babysitter bought a porno on my cable PPV!!
I caught my baby sitter having an affair with my ex husband
I caught mine doing her laundry. She left a pair of her silky black thong underwear in my dryer.
My daughter baby sits and she won't even take a drink if she isn't offered.
I'm a home health aide, I take care of children with special needs and I would never eat their food if they didn't tell me it was ok.
Come on Sue! If invited to use the fridge, I would assume the invite was to use it when they trusted you to be alone in their house and watch their kid anyway a good host would have food and drinks for them waiting
Caught my babysitter stealing the diamond earrings my Grandmother left for me in her will. I had left the house only to remember that I forgot something and went back into the house. I snuck up behind her and said "I suggest you put those back before you find yourself in jail". She tried to tell me that my 2 year old daughter took them out. Yeah...ok
Not video but voice activated recorder. My son was crying for 45+ minutes with no consoling words from the sitter. She was never asked to babysit again.
Jay-Z leaked a new rap song "Glory" to the web earlier today. In the song he talks about his and Beyonce's baby girl Blue Ivy.
The song says it features "B.I.C", which would lead you to believe that little Blue Ivy Carter makes her recording debut! At the end of the track you can hear a baby crying. Pretty slick if that's the case.
Jay-Z also reveals that Beyonce once had a miscarriage.
I remember when my son was in High School. I’d sit in the stands to watch him perform in the marching band. And I was always shocked at the way most of the high school girls were dressed. I was surrounded by little hootchie mamas. Did their parents have any idea the left the house dressed this way?
This popped into my head this weekend when I read about this high school girl in Colorado. 18 year old Sydney Spies is screaming Free Speech after the photo she submitted to her yearbook was deemed inappropriate.
The staff members said the clothing she was wearing violated the school’s dress code. Good call. After seeing the photo, I’m wondering why she posed on the fire escape. A stripper pole would have been so much more appropriate!
“I feel like they aren’t allowing me my freedom of expression,” said Spies.
The girl’s Mom even joined her in a protest outside the school. Way to support your kid Mom!
And if you really want to express your freedom kiddo, put on some Def Leppard and hit the stage for amateur night at your friendly neighborhood strip joint.
Whenever I park in one of those big lots, I try to stay clear of most of the cars AND more importantly, the carts. I don't mind walking a few extra feet if I know that my car isn't going to get t-boned by a runaway shopping cart.
So last night when I had to run out to the grocery store for a few things, I did my normal routine and found a parking spot with a few empty spaces on each side of me. I try not to drop F-bombs in public, but when I got back to my car I couldn’t help myself. There was a shopping cart left merely an inch from the driver’s side door.
Help me out on this. If you are physically able to push a cart full of groceries up and down all the aisles of the store, to the checkout lane and back to your car why FOR THE LOVE OF GOD don’t you have the strength to park the damn thing in one of those corrals?
Please if you would, share with me the thought process. You’ve pushed this cart around the store for the last 20 minutes and had the energy to empty its contents in your trunk, and then what happens? Are you suddenly zapped of all your strength and give up? Is that how it works? Is it a Superman/Kryptonite thing?
This is not an audition to take over for Andy Rooney on “60 Minutes”, though annoyances like these seem to bug me more as I get older. It's just a friendly reminder.
I'll promise to keep my eyebrows in check and stop dropping F-bombs in public if you promise to keep your shopping cart away from me!
First off, Happy New Year, and THANKS for making 2011 a GREAT one. We want to do it again in 2012 AND we need your help.
The next 12 months are a clean slate. It's like we have this giant dry erase board that we need to fill. What would you like to see us to on the show this year? A stunt? Set a World Record? Get involved with a project in your community?
Drop us a comment below.
Here's some of the ideas from this morning...
Krz idol! Karaoke
I would buy a krz dj calendar
Hi Guys i love the show i think u should bring back the birthday wheel.
U should do morning challenges...where u send a listener into a store or fast food restaurant and have them do funny things like make weird requests or do something strange.
I wanna be a guest DJ. How about it guys?
Please continue the let it show concerts with BTR and HCR! That was AWESOME!. Best concert ever!
Set up a dunk tank in the parking lot and let us dunk you guys for charity.
Bring back the 100dollar birthday wheel every morning.
Bring back spank the frank
Bring back the Sparty
How bout work takeovers..like show up with lunch or something..you can start with CVS in Old Forge *hint, hint*
Loved the free stuff give away when people would call up with items they didnt want
More Spotlight Lounge shows. .
2012 countdown to doomsday. Haha
Ghost hunting trip!!
I think u guys could help do fundraisers for people who need help
jrze girls want to take a road trip to the beach...somewhere different than the Jersey shore..Rohoboth for a weekend bus trip