We're only a couple of weeks post flood, and many of our neighbors still need lots of help.Â You can do you part tonight or any of the next 3 Wednesdays by supporting local music and the American Red Cross.
98.5 KRZ and The Weekender are sponsoring a 3-part concert series to help in flood relief.Â Your $10 donation at the door will help pay for cleanup kits, shelter and meals.
Special thanks to all the bands--
Six Guns Loaded
6 East Band
Tommy Guns Band
This is something pretty cool coming real soon to NEPA.Â WBRE is unveiling Â a new 4pm newscast in September.Â We had the hosts Dave Kuharchik & Monica Madeja in studio today to tell us all about it.Â And they invited us to contribute to the show!
Sue has already volunteered to provide her expertise on the Real Estate market, Lissa is thinking of doing concert reviews, and Iâm tossed between a few of my loves: Â Â microbrews, baseball & sideshow performers from the 40âs.Â OK, that last topic is actually a category from Jeopardy, but I digress.
Dave & Monica promised that this new show is going to be news like youâve never seen before.Â And they want you to interact through Facebook & Twitter.
Watch for PA LIVE!Â on WBRE September 19.
In the meantime, hereâs how you can chat with the Dave & Monica--
Here's how you can get an item with your company's name on it, on the upcoming season of THE OFFICE--
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a "Prop Drop" on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM for businesses that would like to submit promotional products to appear on the 8th season of the television show "The Office".
Executives from "The Office" have specifically requested desktop items like coffee mugs, ink pens, magnets, take-out menus, etc. and anything stating "Scranton" or representative of NEPA.
All items must be submitted in identical triplicate format (and must be clean and undamaged) to be considered for the show. Products are NOT to be pre-packaged and story ideas are permitted.
Company representatives are asked to bring products and two (2) business cards to the Chamber and must complete and sign an NBC/Universal release form for items to be considered. No phone calls please.
The Scranton Chamber of Commerce is located at 222 Mulberry St, Scranton.
Last night was the 5th Annual WALK AROUND WILKES-BARRE to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge.Â Walking, talking, eating, drinking...what a great way to spend a hot night in NEPA!
We met up with WBRE morning anchor Kyla Campbell at the Kirby Center for wine and pre-game snacks.Â What a sweetheart.
Then it was off to Oyster for soup & salad and more drinks.Â Dinner was next...Crab Imperial at the Westmoreland Club.Â One word:Â awesome.
We topped off the night with rooftop desserts thanks to Grico's.Â The rain held off as we partied under the stars and high atop the city at the new Intermodal Transportation Center.
I've been a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for years now.Â If you have the time, I highly recommend it.Â There are way too many young folks in our area that've been on lists for months waiting for a match.Â Get involved.Â Trust me, you won't be disappointed.Â
Click the link below.Â It'll put a smile on a young kid's face!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters
Saturday Iâll run with my buds from the NF Endurance team in the Jersey Shore Relay.Â Itâs a marathon broken into 5 parts.Â I lucked out and only have to run 4 Â½ miles.Â Training has been tough with the miserable weather weâve had the last 2 months but I think Iâm ready to go for it.Â Â My goal?Â Finish ahead of Snooki.Â I leave from a place called Gee Geeâs in Manasquan on the shore.Â Ever been there?Â Is it a pizza place?Â T-shirt shop?Â Strip club?Â Iâll find out in the morning.
I run for a reason, and my reason is a little girl named Meadow. Â Youâve probably heard me talk about her before.Â Her Mom Lisa is one of our biggest fans, or she might be a stalker, Iâm not sure.Â :)
Meadow suffers from NF (Neuro-fibramatosis), a disorder that causes tumors to grow along nerves and can affect the development of bones and skin.Â Click the link to learn more.
Little Meadow is a true inspiration.Â Sheâs been through many surgeries in her short life.Â Someday she will either host a show on the Weather Channel or marry Chester from Linkin Park, or maybe both!
Whenever I feel like Iâm about to hit a wall while running, I look down at my NF bracelet on my wrist and think of Meadow.Â Suddenly my aching legs donât feel that bad.
I just got around to watching Monday nightâs âAmerican Pickersâ that I DVRâd. If youâre not familiar with the History Channel show, 2 guys from Iowa travel around the country picking through junk in barns, garages & sheds. What a cool gig! Sign me up after radio.
This week they were in Malibu, CA and managed to find a surfboard collector and the dude that started Easy Riders magazine and another guy with 500,000 records amoung his 9 acres of junk. It was a picker's paradise.
I like watching âHoardersâ too, but am always left feeling really bad for all these people. The guys on "American Pickers" buy junk with the idea of selling it for a profit. The people on "Hoarders" take collecting to a completely different level. When you canât find your bed or the kitchen table, maybe itâs time to pull back a bit.
Sue and I were big time collectors/hoarders for years. We used to hit up the auctions in Exeter and Sheppton on Friday and Saturday nights, then the garage sales Saturday morning. Sue once bought a box of 30 glass door knobs from a Victorian House. Iâm glad she discovered Real Estate!
I would buy every radio I could get my hands on.Â Big, small, wood, plastic...it didn't matter.Â I've thinned out my collection over the years and have just hoarded my faves.
Gotta go take a nap. Excuse me while I climb over the boxes of junk.Â There's a bed here somewhere.
Weâll be off the radio tomorrow and hereâs why--
Last year I learned that I had a relative I never knew existedâ¦a Great Aunt named Celia.
Celia was 17 when she came to the United States from Russia. Her big sister promised her a job and the chance of meeting a man. Celia was aÂ seamstress working at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in NYC.
Celia was living and working in NYC for 8 months when a horrific tragedy took her life andÂ 145 of her co-workers.Â They were mostly immigrant women and teenage girls.
Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of this tragedyâ¦the Triangle Factory fire.
My Great Aunt, like the other workers that perished, was getting ready to leave for the day when the fire started. Their bosses had locked the doors out of fear they were stealing scraps of material.
Many were trapped on the 9th floor like my Great Aunt Celia.
When the NY Fire Department arrived they raised their ladders to discover that they were only tall enough to reach between the 6th and 7th floors.
More than 90 including my Great Aunt chose to jump toÂ their death rather than get burned alive. It was a scene reminiscent of September 11th.
The fire was one of the events that helped change American Labor Unions and labor laws.
My Dad never toldÂ story of his Aunt CeliaÂ when my sister and I were growing up.Â I learned of our familyâs connection to this moment in history when a researcher from HBO contacted me. He knew more about my family thanÂ we did!
We will be attending the memorial at the scene of the fire tomorrow to show our respect for a long lost, but not forgotten family member.
The HBO documentary about the tragedy airs tomorrow night @ 6:30.
We kicked off "Dancing with the Stars" Madness this morning.Â Each of us picked out 3 celebs.Â The last one standing wins the jackpot (whatever loose change we can find under our car seats) AND the first one to have all 3 of their celebs eliminated must perform some sort of public humiliation (TBD).
DWTS Draft Picks:
3--Sugar Ray Leonard
What do you think of our picks?
Who do you think will win the Mirror Ball Trophy and who will be the first to go?
Did you hear about the guy this week that was assaulted for taking a photo of someone with a triple Mohawk?
The dude said he had been taking photos of âanything that was remotely interesting or unusual,â according to the affidavit.
Letâs face itâ¦a photo of someone with a TRIPLE Mohawk is more than remotely interesting!
Wouldnât you want a pic of this guy if you saw him pumping gas at Sheetz?Â I know I would.Â In fact, I would first compliment him on his one-of-a-kind hairstyle then ask if he knew anything about A Flock of Seagulls doing a reunion tour.
Pretty psyched about today.Â Itâs St Patâs! Â Â Iâll letÂ my Â¼ Irish heritage shine proudly all day.Â In case youâre wondering, the name is Lenehan on my Momâs side.
Our friend Kevin Boylan, owner of Kevinâs in Kingston is joining us in studio for some Irish cheer.Â If youâre looking for authentic Irish food to celebrate today, check out his place on Wyoming Ave near Kingston Corners.Â Get there early!
What are your plans?Â Green beer?Â Corn Beef & cabbage?Â A pint of Guinness?
If youâre tossing back a pint or 2 hereâs a few traditional Irish sayings to use in a toast:
âThirst is a shameless disease so hereâs to a shameful cure.â
âBefore you call for one for the road, make sure you know the road.â
âThe truth comes out when the spirit goes in.â
âDrink is the curse of the land.Â It makes you fight with your neighbor.Â It makes you shoot at your landlord.Â And it makes you miss him!â
âA narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.â
Got a favorite Irish toast or saying?Â Comment here.Â I'll use it tonight!
Here we are on the eve of another PARADE WEEKEND ready to rip it up again on the streets of Scranton.
Sue, Lissa and I and our bud Krazy Kong will be pre-gaming at a secret location, then joining up with the rest of the KRZ crew for the parade. Weâve been bumped up to the front of the parade so you shouldnât have to wait long for our entourage.
This year the talented LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND will hit the streets with us. The Chiefs have been working hard the last month rehearsing for their big moment marching with us. We canât wait to see & hear what theyâve cooked up.
And we'll be looking for you guys along the parade route as well. Who knows what else we'll see--maybe a few Pandas, Flying Monkeys or circus acts.
Say hi if you see us marching by and weâll hook you up with free beads from the Hardware Bar.
Once the parade ends we usually hit up Salâs Pizza on Linden Street for a slice or 2 then try to squeeze into whatever watering hole will have us. This year look for us with our friends at the Backyard Alehouse.
Letâs do it up right this weekend, have fun, but stay safe.
I have a confession to make.Â I cheated.Â After having a relationship with you for the past 3+ years I strayed.Â It was bound to happen.Â You know what they say about long distance relationshipsâthey never work out.
I knew this day was coming, I just didnât know how to tell you.Â Remember, it was nothing you did or said.Â Itâs not you, itâs me.
Thereâs someone new in my life.Â Iâm not sure if this new relationship will last either, butÂ Iâm willing to give it a shot.
Letâs remember all the good times we had together over the years.
Iâm sure someone new will come along to fill my place.
Thanks for everything you did.
Fyiâ¦Michelle was my awesome hair stylist at Sanderson Place in Dunmore
I had the chance to catch up on movie watching over our long weekend.Â Hereâs a couple of recommendations if youâre looking for something off-beat on Netflix, @ Redbox or at your video store (if there still is such a thing!).
Both of these flicks are coming-of-age movies.Â And they both focus on Â dysfunctional families.Â Good stuff, right?
Alec Baldwin and the Culkin brothers (not Macaulay) star in this flick set in Long Island in the 70âs.Â Womanizing, lyme disease, first love and suburbia are a few of the subjects the story hits on all with the music of Bad Company & Boston as a backdrop.Â And the ending keeps you guessing.
This one tells the story of an out of control 15 yr old whose life changes when her Mom brings home a new boyfriend.Â OK, itâs British, they drink their beer warm and sip tea, but itâs a story that could take place anywhere in the US.Â The lead actress has never acted before but youâd never know it from this film.Â Thereâs a few scenes that will have you asking why I recommended this movie, but donât judge!
So what movies have you seen lately?Â How about a movie no one has heard of, but you loved?
I just got back from a run and you WONâT BELIEVE what happened!Â IÂ came this close to becoming the hood ornament on a Chevy Tahoe.Â And guess who was driving?Â Â A WOMAN who was TALKING ON HER CELLPHONE!!!Â Not only that, she gave me a lookÂ as ifÂ it was my fault for running in the road.
Wasnât there a certain morning radio personality just talking about this today?Â And didnât said DJ get ripped byÂ "The Goddesses" Sue & LissaÂ for suggesting that more women gab on cellphones than men?
All kidding aside, what is it with people not paying attention while theyâre driving, especially in residential neighborhoods?
Iâve seen the future, and in it is a vision of me shaking my fist and yelling atÂ drivers racingÂ up and down the street.Â Who am I trying to kid, I already do that!Â Â The future is now.
Let's get back to this morningâs radio topicâ1 in 3 men are afraid to drive with their significant other.Â And here (according to www.askmen.com) are the reasons why.
...and he wasn't wearing a cape. He was in a wheel chair. His name is Kiel Eigen and he's a Senior @ Old Forge High School. We've had many guests in our studio over the years and I've never seen one so confident and sure of himselfÂ as Kiel.
4 years ago Kiel broke his neck while playing football. He pledged to himself then that he would walk again. And this week, at an Old Forge basketball game, he did just that.
Kiel proved that if you make up your mind to do something, you won't let anything or anyone stand in your way.Â Here's a kid that overcame a great obstacle.Â We are all inspired by you Kiel.Â You areÂ our SUPER-MAN!Â Keep up the good work.
Special thanks to our new friends @ Axelrad in Kingston.Â Thursday afternoon we called them with an idea for a Superman shirt for Kiel.Â And they came thru big-time! www.axelradarmy.com
212 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, PA
MTV debuts the new Britney Spears vid tonite right before JERSEY SHORE.
Yesterday Brit released a sneak peak. Wow...looks like she's been laying off the Double Mocha Frappuccinos at Starbucks. She looks amazing. But why do I yearn for the shaved head, baby in one hand-steering wheel in the other Britney?
I survived another Valentineâs Dayâ¦sort of. Always fun hitting the card shop on THE day. As I pulled into the parking lot it looked like a scene out of The Night of the Living Dead. One after another a zombie like creature (dude in a trance) walked into the Hallmark shop. They all had the same blank look on their face.Â You know the look:Â Iâm not sure how I ended up here, but Iâm sure it was for a good reason.
Most guys card shop in silence. They want the experience to be quick and painless. Then thereâs the loud-mouth that wants the entire store to know what heâs doing.
âWhereâs the Valentines Day cards?â
âI need 2, one for my wife and one for my girlfriend!â
Hey dude, I think tonight is open mic night @ Wisecrackers!Â Look into it.
Hereâs 2 cards I found that I decided against. Good move?
The first one had a cute little cartoon dog on the front with the caption âPant, pant, pant.â Inside it read: âJust say the word and Iâll lose the pants!â
The other card had a photo of a dorky couple on stilts. Inside was the following: âEven really dumb ass things are fun with you!â
There's Super Bowl Sunday, and then there's Super SKOUCH Sunday.Â
Here's what happens when you add skis to a couch and 4 idiots jump on!
Kids...don't try this at home!
And now the pics--
Hmmm...doesn't say "No Skouching"!
The view from the top
It's time to go Skouching!!!
Ryan Leckey crashed the party.
Let's do this thing
And away we go...
Special thanks to:Â
Star Medical in E. Stroudsburg for the couch & skis
Frank @ Pollock Suzuki, Pittston Twsp for transporting the skouch
Mike Baltruchitus of Baltruchitus Construction for building the skouch
Intern Kyle & Josh for extra video work & helping to push the skouch up the hill
Here's the deleted scene from Monday's JERSEY SHORE with the chick from Allentown. Molly Burnett (the girl in green) tried picking up Snooki at the t-shirt shop and beachside bar. Then she followed after her when Snooki went on her drunken romp on the beach. Gripping television!!!
I went into last nightâs premiere of AMERICAN IDOL with low expectationsâ¦and guess what? Idol, you didnât let me down.
Is this the year we feel sorry for all the contestants and give them a pass? It seems like talent is on the back burner. Sue brought out a good point. She was most entertained by the singing goat in the Capitol One commercial! Baaaaaaahhhhhhh.
I do like the addition of Steven Tylerâ¦especially when he asked one of the contestants if they ate paint chips as a child! Nice one Stevie.
Jennifer Lopez looked AMAZING. And I think we were dead on yesterday morning when we predicted sheâd be the Season 10 version of Paula Abdul. But Jenâ¦hereâs a word to add to your vocabulary: No! Try using it. And pleaseâ¦did you REALLY remember that first chick? âMe and Mark were sitting at home going âwhy didnât that girl go through?ââ Whatever.
If you're wondering if I'll still watch Idol this season, the answer is yes. I wouldn't want to miss Steven Tyler hitting on 16 yr olds. Pretty creepy Uncle Stevie.
Wow! Have you heard whatâs happening in Camden, NJ? Itâs the 2nd most violent city in America and now they are making it even easier for the scum of society to act up. The city just laid off Â½ of its police force!
If youâve even seen a concert on the waterfront you know youâre one wrong turn away from some real nice neighborhoods. Did I really just see a bunch of teens using the engine compartment of an abandoned Buick to grill burgers? Well, if you plan on seeing Dave this Summer, better pack a flak jacket.
I was born & raised in New Jersey. New Jersey I've been defending you most of my adult life. Iâve heard all the jokes. (Exit 168 if you need to know) But come on Garden Stateâ¦get your act together.
Jersey Shore. The Real Housewives. Joe Piscopo. Now this?
As Wanda Sykes once saidâ¦
âDo you know how dirty New Jersey is? You drive thru New Jersey youâre gonna get a lump on your breast. Better get a Mammogram at the toll!â
I still canât believe all the uproar over Ricky Gervaisâ job as host of the Golden Globes Sunday night. Thereâs talk that he wonât be invited back. Hang on Foreign Pressâ¦you asked him to host in the first place. And not just once but twice!
Once critic from the LA Times wrote:
âGervais was busy defining the role of the perfect host by defying it. Poking fun at big stars is in the job description. But televised teasing requires a lightness of touch or else it quickly becomes bullying."
Câmon people. You arenât curing Cancer. Youâre actors. You play dress up for a living and get paid boat loads of cash. Why donât you use some of that bankroll to buy a sense of humor. Last time I checked Pauly Shore wasnât using his!
Wow...we have a connection to Leslie Nielsen! A friend of ours originally from Swoyersville, co-wrote Leslie's last movie. RIP Leslie. It's a campy comedy "Stonerville". And it also features a cameo by everyone's favorite Hollywood schlub, Pauly Shore!
I haven't seen the flick yet, but did watch the trailer. It looks like it's got comedy potential. The straight-to-DVD release will be available this Friday. And as Pauly says in the film: "It's just too much for mere mortals to handle!"
Here's a web review:
Though at first off-putting in its slickness and cheap humor, Stonerville quickly builds a weird head of steam by shifting uncontrollably between outrageous viral videos and other reality-bending scenarios. Plenty of nudity, sex jokes and gratuitous pot smoking mean Stonerville would be great for your next movie party. Outrageous, sexy and at times hilarious, it can't help but be Recommended.
If youâre a football fan like yours truly, youâve got to be totally psyched about this weekend. Even if youâre not a big fan, WATCH! Itâs the Divisional Playoffsâ¦3 out of the 4 games are great ones. If a team wins this weekend, they're 1 step away from the Super Bowl in Dallas!
Hereâs my picks:
Steelers over Ravens Being a Browns fan, I HATE to pick Pittsburgh, but theyâre the better team. Man I hate those Terrible Towels. Theyâre playing at home. Look for the Steelers to win by a late Field Goal.
Patriots over Jets New England is a far better team. And they have the better coach. They also got a gift when the Jetsâ Antonio Cromartie ripped Tom Brady in the media this week. How about shutting your mouth and playing some football? The last time these 2 teams met it wasnât pretty. Pats by 17. Â
Packers over Falcons This is probably the toughest pick of the weekend. I had to go with one upset. And I love Clay Matthews, Jr. It could go either way. Green Bay looked great against the Eagles, but almost blew the game in the last minute. And, Atlanta is playing at home. Flip a coin. Pack by 1. Â
Bears over Seahawks Everything went right last weekend for Seattle in their huge upset over the defending champs, New Orleans. Thereâs no way they can do that 2 weeks in a row, right? Chicago by 10.
Have fun watching the games. And if you REALLY want to win some money, disregard any of the above drivel!
Whenever we meet you guys there's ALWAYS 2 questions you ask:
1--Are you guys REALLY married?
2--What do you guys do after the show ends at 9am?
Yes, we are married. And if you're a regular listener to the show, you can probably tell! :) But what about after the show? Here's the first in a series of behind the scenes videos of us hanging out in the office @ 9am unwinding, goofing off and occasionally working!
As I begin to write this I'm interupted by snow...snow on the TV.Â Crap...just lost my satellite signalÂ Gotta go brush the snow off the dish right in the middle of the Green Hornet marathon on Syfy! Pretty cool watching Bruce Lee in action again as Kato. Search for it online if you have any plans on seeing the Green Hornet movie starring Seth Rogen this weekend.
Thanks to everyone that did their part clearing out the milk section of my neighborhood Weiss market. Nice work! It still amazes me when thereâs any threat of snow (in this case 4â), people prepare for an Apocalypse! You know the mantra: âMilk, bread, eggsâ¦milk, bread, eggs.â Maybe you know it in its short form: âFrench Toast!â If the end of the world is coming, we gotta make sure we cook up the biggest stack of French Toast ever.
Glad to see a lot of the schools are planning for snowy day and are throwing in the towel early. Sue & I could never understand why some stubborn administrations wait until the last minute to make up their minds. Why not give the parents more time to prepare?
Fun in the snowâ¦here we go again. Drive safe people!
Never mind searching...here's a classic Green Hornet clip featuring Bruce Lee as Kato!
Sue & Lissa are really bothered by this video from the TLC show "Toddlers & Tiaras". During the Jan 5th episode 2 yr old Mia Grande paraded around the stage wearing a cone bra ala Madonna. Is it too much? And what's worse? The stage Mom turning her child into a future sexpot or the adults screaming in excitement as the toddler strips down to reveal her skimpy gold outfit?
Some say videos like this are a magnet for pedophiles and other sleaze balls. But before you criticize the TLC show or this video, think about the photos of your kids that you just uploaded to Facebook. Is that any better?
I ran into an old friend Friday night @ the Arena Bar in WB. He used to be our neighbor when we lived in South WB and now lives in Northern California in wine country. Pretty weirdâ¦I had no idea he was going to be in town. Apparently he sent out some sort of Facebook invite to tell all his friends to tell us he was going to be @ the Arena Friday night. Who does that?
I know Iâm guilty of not calling people on the phone, but if I was on the other side of the country Iâd make an effort to contact friends on a more personal levelâ¦at least send via text!
It was great seeing you Slappy, but give us all a heads up next time!
If youâre a beer lover like myself, youâve got to check out the big cow on 309 in WB Township. Actually itâs Krugels Georgetown Deli & Beer, but if you have trouble finding it, just look for the big cow.
This place is like a candy store for big kids. Theyâve got hundreds of microbrews, ipaâs, stoutsâ¦plus beer on tap from some of our local breweries. Youâve got to try an Atomic Punk from the Berwick Brewery. Krugels carries over 1100 different beers! And if thereâs ever a brew youâre looking for, just ask Joe the owner.
I love this time of year as the football playoffs kick into high gear. And Iâm glad Iâm not a betting man because I picked the Saints & Colts on Saturday! Wowâ¦both Super Bowl teams already out of it. At this point, I like Atlanta & New England for the big game in Dallas. Sorry to see the Eagles lose, but our dogs WERE smiling when Vick threw that last minute pick!
So weâre trying to put together a âDumb Stuffâ show for Tuesday morning. Sue can balance things (including a toaster) on the flat spot on her head, Lissa can stick her ENTIRE fist in her mouth (girlâs got skills) and I have a no hurling streak.
If things go right, weâll be joined in the studio by a dude that can pull a small chain thru his nose and out his mouth, a woman that can write in cursive forward & backwards and a master ear wiggler all while being serenaded by a young girl that plays a tuba. Impressive huh? Maybe not, but it made us laugh.
If you have a dumb talent that youâre proud of, shoot us an email.
Weâd love to have you join the show!
And yeah, the video could be bigger than the homeless DJ!
Howâs your new year going so far? Have you made any changes in your life?
What a week itâs been for Ted Williams of Columbus, OH. By now youâve probably the heard story of the homeless DJ with a giftâ¦an amazing voice. A friend uploaded a video of Ted to YouTube. Tuesday morning about 300 people had viewed the clip. As of last night the video had exploded to over 6 million views.
And the story doesnât end there. After appearing on Columbus radio station WNCI yesterday morning, heâs been receiving offers from all around the country. MTV wanted to fly him out to LA to be a guest announcer. ESPN called followed by Inside Edition and the network news shows. The Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA came through with a full-time job and even offered to finance a home for him.
Ted admits to making mistakes in his life. He battled drug & alcohol problems but claims to be clean the past 2 years.
We all make mistakes but that doesnât mean we donât deserve a second chance.
Hereâs to Ted, âthe Susan Boyle of DJâsâ and anyone else who may have stumbled in life. Pick yourself up. Donât give up. Opportunity could be as close as a YouTube video away!
âBelieve and youâre halfway there.â
Great job yesterday adding to the list of words that should be banned in 2011.Â We had a hard time keeping up with all the calls & texts.
Hereâs just a few words/phrases that need to be put on the shelf:
--Do away with the god for sakin âLOLâ that crap drives me crazy cuz i know youâre not laughing out loud give me a break!
--âJust sayin'â is soooo damn annoying!
--Take it to the next level
--""sick"....it bugs me..
--Off the hook/chain
--Front. "Why you gotta front like that?""
--Iâm over it
--At the end of the day
I called my friend Andy Sable, a gastroenterologist, to make an appointment for a colonoscopy.
A few days later, in his office, Andy showed me a color diagram of the colon, a lengthy organ that appears to go all over the place, at one point passing briefly throughÂ Minneapolis.
Then Andy explained the colonoscopy procedure to me in a thorough, reassuring and patient manner.
I nodded thoughtfully, but I didn't really hear anything he said, because my brain was shrieking, 'HE'S GOING TO STICK A TUBE 17,000 FEET UP YOUR BEHIND!'
I left Andy's office with some written instructions, and a prescription for a product called 'MoviPrep,' which comes in a box large enough to hold a microwave oven.Â I will discuss MoviPrep in detail later; for now suffice it to say that we must never allow it to fall into the hands ofÂ Â America's enemies.
I spent the next several days productively sitting around being nervous.
Then, on the day before my colonoscopy, I began my preparation. In accordance with my instructions, I didn't eat any solid food that day; all I had was chicken broth, which is basically water, only with less flavor.
Then, in the evening, I took the MoviPrep.Â You mix two packets of powder together in a one-liter plastic jug, then you fill it with lukewarm water. (For those unfamiliar with the metric system, a liter is about 32 gallons). Then you have to drink the whole jug. This takes about an hour, because MoviPrep tastes - and here I am being kind - like a mixture of goat spit and urinal cleanser, with just a hint of lemon..
The instructions for MoviPrep, clearly written by somebody with a great sense of humor, state that after you drink it, 'a loose, watery bowel movement may result.'
This is kind of like saying that after you jump off your roof, you may experience contact with the ground.
MoviPrep is a nuclear laxative. I don't want to be too graphic, here, but, have you ever seen a space-shuttle launch?Â This is pretty much the MoviPrep experience, with you as the shuttle. There are times when you wish the commode had a seat belt.Â You spend several hours pretty much confined to the bathroom, spurting violently.Â You eliminate everything.Â And then, when you figure you must be totally empty, you have to drink another liter of MoviPrep, at which point, as far as I can tell, your bowels travel into the future and start eliminating food that you have not even eaten yet.Â
After an action-packed evening, I finally got to sleep.
The next morning my wife drove me to the clinic. I was very nervous.Â Not only was I worried about the procedure, but I had been experiencing occasional return bouts of MoviPrep spurtage.Â I was thinking, 'What if I spurt on Andy?'Â How do you apologize to a friend for something like that? Flowers would not be enough.
At the clinic I had to sign many forms acknowledging that I understood and totally agreed with whatever the heck the forms said. Then they led me to a room full of other colonoscopy people, where I went inside a little curtained space and took off my clothes and put on one of those hospital garments designed by sadist perverts, the kind that, when you put it on, makes you feel even more naked than when you are actually naked..
Then a nurse named Eddie put a little needle in a vein in my left hand.
Ordinarily I would have fainted, but Eddie was very good, and I wasÂ already lying down.Â Eddie also told me that some people put vodka in their MoviPrep.
At first I was ticked off that I hadn't thought of this, but then I pondered what would happen if you got yourself too tipsy to make it to the bathroom, so you were staggering around in full Fire Hose Mode.Â You would have no choice but to burn your house.
When everything was ready, Eddie wheeled me into the procedure room, where Andy was waiting with a nurse and an anesthesiologist.Â I did not see the 17,000-foot tube, but I knew Andy had it hidden around there somewhere.Â I was seriously nervous at this point.
Andy had me roll over on my left side, and the anesthesiologist began hooking something up to the needle in my hand.Â
There was music playing in the room, and I realized that the songÂ was 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA.Â I remarked to Andy that, of all the songs that could be playing during this particular procedure, 'Dancing Queen' had to be the least appropriate.
'You want me to turn it up?' said Andy, from somewhere behind me.
'Ha ha,' I said.Â And then it was time, the moment I had been dreading for more than a decade.Â If you are squeamish, prepare yourself, because I am going to tell you, in explicit detail, exactly what it was like.
I have no idea.Â Really.Â I slept through it.Â One moment, ABBA was yelling 'Dancing Queen, feel the beat of the tambourine,' and the next moment, I was back in the other room, waking up in a very mellow mood.
Andy was looking down at me and asking me how I felt.Â I felt excellent.Â I felt even more excellent when Andy told me that It was all over, and that my colon had passed with flying colors. I have never been prouder of an internal organ.
On the subject of Colonoscopies--Â
Colonoscopies are no joke, but these comments during the exam were quite humorous!!!!! A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies:
1. 'Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before!
2. 'Find Amelia Earhart yet?'
3. 'Can you hear me NOW?'
4. 'Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?'
5. 'You know, inÂ Arkansas, we're now legally married.'
6..'Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?'
7. 'You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out..
8. 'Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!'
9. 'If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!"
10. 'Hey Doc, let me know if you find my dignity.'Â
And the best one of all:Â
'Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up there?'
How did you ring in 2011? Â Did you hit up your favorite neighborhood bar, pay way too much for an undercooked dinner at a fancy restaurant, or just kick back at home and watch Seacrest and the Big Ball drop @ Times Square?Â Thereâs something significant about a ball dropping, and the passing of another year, but I digress.
We had a great night out at a local restaurant that always does it up right on NYEâ¦Really Cooking in Dallas if you want to know.Â Great food, entertainment, champagne at midniteâ¦the usual drill.
But the real highlight of our night was when we got back home.Â While we were out dining and drinking, our canines Â Milo & Maxi were having their own New Yearâs Eve celebration.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The crime scene
Dog biscuits, Mrs. Tâs Perogies, chicken bonesâ¦the only thing missing is the empties!Â These kids know how to party!
Happy New Year!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Milo
It's the end of the year, and everyone has their end of the year lists. I must say, 2010 was a memorable year. And you guys made it a lot of fun. Sue learned an important lesson this Summer...kickball is a full-contact sport! But she battled back from her freaky achilles injury and is back chasing sales people down our hallways.Â
We added a 3rd member to the show, Lissa, a renegade rock chick from Michigan that showed up at our front door this Summer. She seemed cool, and looked like she needed a hot meal, so we moved a 3rd chair into the KRZ studio. I now keep an industrial size bottle of Tylenol within arms reach at all times!Â
Intern Snuggy moved on and got a job with the Penguins while he finishes up his college degree. His spot was soon filled by Intern Kyle, another LCCC product. Kyle upped the geek factor on our show times 10. He hipped us all to XBox Kinnect and kept showing Sue & I hidden features on our IPhones. And Kyle also provided us with one of our favorite moments of the year!Â
Here's a quick look back @ some of my faves from 2010. And let's strive to make 2011 even more eventful. Thanks for being a part of the show!Â
5 FAVORITE MOMENTS ON THE ROCKY & SUE SHOWÂ Â Â
1--Losing the "Show Me the Boobies" bet
2--Watching Sue get worked up everytime we play "What's the Word?"
3--Getting advice from listeners on whether to ask women on our cruise whether they have real or fake boobs
5--Hot Sauce Jeopardy with SnuggyÂ Â Â
Â 5 FAVORITE GUESTSÂ Â Â
3--Psychic Jonathan Louis
4--Eric Stonestreet from "Modern Family"
5--Dee SnyderÂ Â Â
5 FAVORITE ROCKY & SUE VIDEOS
2--Sueâs BD Cake Surprise
4--Girl on Girl Pillow Fight
5--Things on Sueâs HeadÂ Â Â
5 FAVORITE LOCAL BREWSÂ
1--Belsnickler Ale (Breaker Brewing)
2--Black Mariah (Breaker Brewing)
3--Atomic Punk IPA (Berwick Brewery)
4--Winter Warmer (Stegmaier)
5--Mad Elf Ale (Troegâs)
5 FAVORITE TV SHOWSÂ Â
1--The Walking Dead
Sue and I took my son to see TRON:Â Â LEGACY in 3D at the new Great Escape IMAX theatre in Dickson City.Â I can't tell if it looks like we should be driving in the left lane with our blinker on in Florida or auditioning for a new version of C.H.I.P.S.
The movie rocked, but let's face it, no one looks cool in 3D glasses.
Anyone for the slopes?
Now onto the movie...
You definately want to spend the extra $$$ and see the 3D-IMAX version of this flick.Â Just like Kevin & Sam Flynn, you too will be transported into the game.Â The 3D effects make you part of the action, and you're seats will rumble as the futuristic motorcyles race in front of you.Â In Philly or NYC it's at least $17 to see a film on an IMAX screen, so we're getting a break here in NEPA since it's "only" $12.Â
And thanks to CGI, we get to seeÂ Jeff Bridges play a younger version of himself.Â Â Pretty cool...teeth whitening without the bleaching!Â Â Â Be sure and look for a cameo by Daft Punk as the DJ's in the club scene.
Here's the closing credits.Â Â Â This pic would look really cool if you were just wearing a pair of uncool 3D glasses!
I tried transporting myself into the game, but my efforts came up a bit short!
We always get calls from listeners willing to lend a helping hand at the soup kitchen near Thanksgiving. That help is greatly appreciated. But hereâs a chance to get involved THIS WEEK. The St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre needs volunteers over the next few days.
If youâre trying to find the TRUE meaning of the holiday season look no further. Call the kitchen today and GET INVOLVED. And if you have young kids, thereâs no better lesson you can teach them.
Hereâs where help is needed this week @ the kitchen:
Monday 8:30-11:30am and 1-3pm
Wednesday 8:30-11:30am and 1-3pm
The kitchen is located on 39 East Jackson St in Wilkes-Barre (near the Kings College gym)
Call 829.7796 for more info.
Did you hear the latest on Michael Vick? The Eagles quarterback told NBC News that he wants to get a dog. Donât do it Mike. Youâre having an MVP-type season. Youâve got the Eagles tied for first in the NFC East. Some fans are even starting to forgive you (though I think itâs more like forget since youâre playing so well).
In an interview with NBC News Vick said, "I would love to get another dog in the future. I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process.
Mike, thatâs like David Hasselhoff leaving a Big Mac on the kitchen floor. Eventually, heâll be down on all fours with his shirt off making love to the thing.
Vick went on to say: "I miss having a dog right now. I wish I could. My daughters miss having one, and thatâs the hardest thing: telling them that we canât have one because of my actions."
Burned in our brains are all those horrific images of the dogs Vick had as âpetsâ the last time. Why not let those wounds heal before you consider getting a dog. And try concentrating on what you do bestâplaying the game of football.
Growing up with a Jewish Dad and a Catholic Mom, we celebrated both Hannukah & Christmas in our house as kids. For 8 nights (and they werenât âcrazyâ like in the Adam Sandler song!) after dinner weâd light the Menorah and my Dad would hand out a gift to my big sister and I. Then weâd fight over the chocolate coins inside the dreidels that my Dad put out on the table.
Heâd begrudgingly put up the Christmas tree to make my Mom happy. I can still hear my Mom screaming out âItâs crooked, more to the rightâ while my Dad suffered through another non-Jewish holiday! Though he complained,deep downÂ we knew he enjoyed makingÂ us all happy. And I know he always looked forward to eating the cookies Iâd leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Fast forward to later in life--my sister and I would continue to mix both holidays together. Once Sue and I even surprised by Dad with a Dreidel Pinata. Picture this. My Mom had their condo filled with antiques, cut glass and her prized tea cup collection. What did we do? Put a blindfold on my Dad, gave him a broom handle and let him loose swinging wildly while I dangled the Dreidel Pinata in front of him.
Looking back at the photos today, itâs like my Dad was doing hard time @ Guantanamo! My sister, her boyfriend, Sue and I were all laughing while my Mom was screaming again!
8 stitches later(just ask, I'll show you!), my Dad finally whacked the Pinata and we all feasted on the candies that came spilling out.
Thatâs one of my favorite Christmas/Hannukah family traditions. Whatâs yours? Weâd love for you to share.
I've never been a fan of Susan Boyle and still can't understand why so many people get SO excited over her singing. She's had the number one album in the country for the last 2 weeks. Over 700,000 copies of her debut CD were sold in a week last year at this time. Who's buying this drivel? And if it's you, are you going to admit it?
I dreamed a dream the other night that a tiny frog crawled in the singer's mouth and emerged during a live performance. And that's exactly what happened on yesterday's chickie chat fest "The View".
Someone call Guinness! We may have a new world record. This morning our crack team of volunteers prepped for a king-sized Thanksgiving meal @ the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in WB. I swear I saw sparks flying off their knives. When the slicing was done, enough potatoes & veggies were diced for a meal serviing 250+ in less than 90 minutes!
Thanks again to all our volunteers. Special thanks to Shur Save, Walmart & the WB/Scranton Penguins for their contributions.
Thanks to you, bellies in NEPA will be full Thanksgiving day.
After a slight delay @ the Canadian/US border HANSON joined us and their screaming fans inside the KRZ Spotlight Lounge Friday morning.
Zack, Taylor & Isaac lit up the stage of the Spotlight Lounge with their tight harmonies.Â We got a preview of their Shout it Out tour, which hits the stage of the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg, Friday night.
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for a bunch of lucky Hanson fans.
Hanson fans arrived @ 5:30am to see their favorite band
Zack signs a guitar for a special fan
Nicole with her one-of-a-kind Hanson guitar
The debut of KYLE CAM
Our intern Kyle shot his own up-close & personal video...still dressed as Harry Potter from the night before...from the floor of the Spotlight Lounge!
Sue & I always see a couple having drinks at a restaurant where we frequently go to it. They are always at the bar, a small bar at that, and never order food. It's kind of an odd place to go JUST for drinks. Could something more be going on here?
What are the telltale signs someone might be cheating?
Here's what you had to say...
--If the woman touches the man or man touches the woman more than three times, theyâre cheating
--If shes doin all the talkin and hes just nodding his head and looking bored they are definitely married lol
--Starts hiding emails or never checking them when ur around
--If you see them making out in the car
--Maybe they're swingers and don't know how to approach rocky and sue... or their marriage counselor told them to spice up their love life and role play?
--Lets see....ya think it might be when u agree to meet after emailing on a personal site.....and HE gets out of the car with his wedding ring STILL on...FAIL....dumbass forgot to take it off.....BIG OL' L on his head.....LOL...
--I caught my husband because of the cell phone..Men should know women creep on cell phones and watch who they are calling"
--Sex habits change
--They can't look you in the eyes when talking about their night out with the boys.
--Lil things like phone never leaves there side always on vibrate,lil lies,changes in ways they act... Accusing outta no where!"
--Sudden interest in their appearance or change of hair style color etc. dieting, working out, clothing style. -
--They begin turning off their cell phone around you or when they come home. Overly attentive to their "girlfriend/boyfriend". Working late or "forgetting" something at work and needing to get it asap...oh yes if working late their pay is still the same. Having less money than usual without a job change."
--The cell becomes their best friend.. they cant be separated!"
--They are slobs at home and suddenly have an interest in showering/shaving/fixing their hair every day
--They all of a sudden, for no good reason, don't wanna "do it" anymore
--When you start catching them in little lies all the time about stupid stuff
--When they start accusing you of being the one cheating!"
Have you seen the proposed new cigarette warning labels the FDA is considering? I'm not a smoker and can't stand the things but putting graphic photos on a pack of smokes is totally ridiculous. What's next...a photo of Lindsay Lohan on a bottle of Vodka? How about Biggest Loser contestants on packages of Twinkies?
Cigarettes are now over $10/pack. Will a photoÂ of a dude stretched out in a coffin REALLY keep a smoker from smoking?Â
Kids may even think these new packs are cool.Â Trade 'em with your friends.Â I can hear it now:Â "I'll swap you a Gum Disease for Tracheotomy Man!"
It's like a Dream Team of smokers...Coffin Guy, Skeletal Cancer Man, Mr. Zipper Chest.
Here's a few of the packs the FDA is proposing.Â Don't laugh.Â These are real.
Wow...it's hard to believe it's that time of year again. Here we go with our annual plea for volunteers to help do all the prep work for Thanksgiving @ the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre.
If you've never volunteered, why not do it this year? Spend all or part of the morning with us slicing & dicing. It's one of the few times they actually allow us to be around sharp objects!
If you don't have the time to volunteer, cash & non-perishible food donations are always welcome. We've already heard from Shur Save Supermarkets. They're pitching in with a donation of turkeys and other food to complete the Thanksgiving dinner at the kitchen.
Here's the details on this year's Kitchen Crew--
When: Tuesday Nov23 5:30-9:00am
Where: St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, East Jackson St (near the Wilkes U. gym), Wilkes-Barre
Why: To give back to the community
Spaces are limited, so sign up to volunteer today. You won't be disappointed.
We hosted our annual Ghost Hunt with listeners over the weekend. This year's location: Old Mill Village in New Milford.
All of the buildings in the village are very old. Most came from different locations. They all have a bit of a history with the paranormal. This combined provided a great backdrop to this year's hunt.
Kevin from the Central PA Paranormal Research Assoc. giving his pre-hunt talk
This hearse was parked in the front of the museum--"It drives dead people!"
Sue's excited about what she's captured in her camera
Sue's orb photo taken in the old school house
Closeup of the school house orb
The term orb describes unexpected, typically circular artifacts that occur in flash photography â sometimes with trails indicating motion â especially common with modern compact and ultra-compact digital cameras.
Another orb in the school house
Orb close up
What was that???
One of our listeners suddenly became possessed!!!
(Ok, it's just her contacts, but still freaky looking.)
Look closely and you'll see an orb by the old covered bridge
We were getting some high EMF readings near the shoulder of one of
the dresses hanging in the museum
An EMF meter (or EMF detector) is a scientific instrument for measuring electromagnetic fieldsÂ (abbreviated as EMF). Most meters measure the electromagnetic radiation flux density (DC fields) or the change in an electromagnetic field over time (AC fields), essentially the same as a radio antenna, but with quite different detection characteristics.
Look closely at this photo and you'll see that I'm intent on getting an
updated score on the World Series!
If you were on our Ghost Hunt this year and took any interesting photos, email them here and I'll add them to our Blog:
Thanks again to Kevin, Jo and the rest of the crew from the Central PA Paranormal Research Association, the staff @ Old Mill Village, Nasser Limo and the fun bunch of listeners that hung with us in the dark.
A few had more unusual experiences then we did.Â You'll be hearing all about it when we're back on the radio Wednesday morning!
added Tuesday 11.02.10 Â 2:23pm
Just received this email from one of our listeners.Â Cool stuff!
Thanks so much for allowing me and my friend Melissa to join you guys. We had a blast!!!
Here are some of the pictures I gathered. There are not many and some of them I am not really sure of the "orb" existing since some of it might be dust but I have attached what I thought was good.
Ghost Hunt 030 shows an orb up toward the ceiling over Rocky.
Ghost Hunt 034 shows an orb on the chalk board. It is an oddly shaped one but very bright.
Ghost Hunt 050 is the picture i got in the Carriage House. I showed Kevin right after I got the picture and he said that it was a moving orb!
When we went to the Mercantile there was not much going on there. However, Ghost Hunt 143 was taken in the mercantile. It shows an cloudy orb in the upper corner. Ghost Hunt 149 also shows an orb and Ghost Hunt 150 shows orbs as well. Â Take a look at the person in the corner...she looks creepy with her glowing eyes!
Ghost Hunt 163 shows a bright small orb behind the bridge where there was supposedly a "malevolent' being. I do not have any evidence of the "black shape" I "ran into" and encountered near the bridge at the end of the night. I am not sure if perhaps Kevin got evidence of that but it was pretty exciting.
When I "ran into" the black shape near the bridge my camera just shut off. IJust shut off. I just changed the batteries so it was not the batteries. This happened very often that night in various places. I would be using my camera and it would just shut off but it happened more at the bridge than anywhere else.
So, a couple pictures to share. Perhaps they are really orbs or perhaps they are dust or moisture but I must say I am a tad closer to being a curious semi-believer.
OK, so I lost this week's BEST HEAD contest.Â Thanks to YOUR lack of support, my homemade Snooki mask was voted the worst!Â And as loser, I had to work out with a Shake Weight while wearing my mask in front of the entire KRZ sales staff.
Taylor Swifts new CD includes songs about her ex boyfriends, including John Mayer. We asked: If you wrote a song about your ex, what would the title be? Wow! No shortage of calls on this. You guys really expressed your anger.
We're doing it again!Â It's time for our annual GHOST HUNT.Â
Soon we'll be creeping around in the dark with our friends from the Central PA Paranormal Research Association.Â They bring all the equipment, a psychic and the expert knowledge on paranormal investigating.
All you need to bring is a flashlight, warm clothing and an open mind!
We could've spent the entire show this morning taking your phone calls and trying to come up with solutions to the bully situation. All 3 of us have been picked on at one time or another growing up, but the problem is even worse today with the addition of Cyber-bullying.
We've posted a few of the comments from concerned parents. Feel free to add to the discussion here.
And if you are a parent with a child that is being bullied, here's a few sites that might be able to help.
"First kids, who bully you are not friends, true friends stand by you no matter what....Lori has it right, sometimes in life you have to take a stand, and fight for what you believe in.....As a kid, I was brought up by a father who never, condoned fighting, but he also taught us to stand and fight what we believe in....Now in "NO WAY" do I condone bullying, but I feel if more people took a stand for what they believe in, there would be less bullying...But you are always going to have your, "@#$%" kids, who just dont get, what the word "respect" means and the right for a person to be who they are....and with those hand full of kids, I will bet if you look at home, you will see their reason for ignorance..."
"I have a friend who has a son who takes dance! He absoloutely loves it and his friends at school bully the heck out of him! He gives her every excuse every day why he can't go to school!!! Its ridiculous! The kid loves dance!! I myself was bullied when I was a kid because I wasn't the skinniest kid! Until one day I beat the heck out of a kid in class! Now these people also act like nothing happened years ago!!! I work for 911 and love my job! Ironically I talked to this kid on an emergency line a few weeks back after not seeing him for years! How ironic I had to be the one to help him w no other choice!!!"
"I was actually a kid being bullied & a good friend of mine stuck of for me!Â The girl who was bullying me was going to beat me up in 8th grade.Â I will always be grateful to my friend Aprille who stuck up & it ended."
âListening to the bullying stories breaks my heart.Â Kids can be so cruel and unfortunately, are MUCH more technologically advanced then when we were
kids- hence, the videos, cyber bullies, etc.â
A parent wrote:
âIt also makes me realize that getting out of the education field was the best decision I ever made.Â I think people are so quick to say teachers make too much money and "have it made" with having the summers off.
HOWEVER, listening to the different stories and the criticism so easily dished out regarding how teachers handle different situations in the schools makes me realize how much they have to deal with in the schools.
EVERY parent is going to take their childs side, every parent is going to think their child is the one NOT at fault.Â The problem is there is 3 sides to every story and some stories are not as cut and dry as others.Â In the end, I feel the teachers take a lot of heat for things they can not prevent or sometimes legally stop.Â In this day and age, if you lay a hand on a child, even to break up a fight some sue happy parent is in the wings waiting to ruin your job/life.â
A parent wrote:
âHi guys...working so I can't call.
My 10 year old son is now parent pick up thanks to a maniac bus driver at Abington Heights. She is very well known here for over 20 years for speeding and being nasty to the kids. Little 10 year olds get off the bus crying. The superintendent does not want to see my video proof that she is flying on rural roads over 60mph. They tell me they have no control over a bus driver once the annual contract is signed with the bus company and the driver is a long time friend and neighbor of the bus co. owner. My neighbor complained 20 years ago when her daughter was on her bus. She has thrown small children off the bus a mile away to walk home. I have to leave work early some days to go pick my child up since I will not let him on her bus and nobody can seem to help the parents.
Its not always the kids.â
"As a parent of a child that was bullied last year I think it is sick what the kids go thru. My stepson got beat up at leastÂ once a week by a fellow classmate. Then the fact that I work in the school the bully would talk to me like it was no big deal. Everytime he was bullied they told me we will take care of it. Wel the child is still in the school this year even after he smacked my sons head off the playground at least 10 times and I got a notice from the nurse saying to wathc for a concunssion. I was told numerous times that he will be kicked out but he is there again this year. I am just waiting to see who he will pick on this year."
"KUDOS to the trio of you for dedicating a morning to this extremely important topic!!!Â As a mother of a daughter who has been bullied, this hits a strong chord for me.Â My only wish would be that my daughter could benefit from hearing others stories.Â We only caught a few minutes of your show while waiting in the car for her bus. I give her a lot of credit because she is so much stronger than I ever was at her age. She has shown great courage and with the help of a supportive family she has truimphed the bullies! Her courage has sent a message to other classmates, who were allowing the bullies to reign, that they don't need to take it either.Â Her story has an awesome ending and this mother is very proud to share it. :0)"
"I was bullied myself and it is funny how the same people who did it to me tried to be my friends on facebook!!! I have very low self-esteem thanks to some of these people!! But I have seen one kid back like 8 years ago at a basketball game getting bullied!! And it was two boys which were bigger then I was, but I didn't care.. My mind went back to junior high and I confronted the boy!!! At first he laughed at me but with my loud mouth another person (big man) stepped in and the boy didn't know what to do.. BUt my thing was ya I did a good thing but what happened the next day for this kid in school?! I know all those thought when I was bullied that I never wanted to go to school or in that matter be alive!! This needs to stop these bullies have no clue at all what they do to us when we are older!! You always remember it always!!!"
17 yr old MILEY CYRUS is taking some heat for the steamy video of her new song "Who Owns My Heart?". Just last week Saturday Night Live got some flack for their parody of Miley. Some thought they were acting like bullies picking on a kid. Now we see Miley blindfolded in bed in her underwear and gyrating in a dance club.
"It is unfortunate that she would participate in such a sexualized video like this one," Tim Winters President of the Parents Television Council told TMZ.com. "Miley built her fame and fortune entirely on the backs of young girls, and it saddens us that she seems so eager to distance herself from that fan base so rapidly."
Is this much too do about nothing or did Miley go too far this time?
Watch the video and email us.
It's now DAY 3 of Michael Bolton asking Dancing with the Stars judge Bruno for an apology.
"I was disappointed with Bruno â to me, he let everybody down," Bolton said Wednesday on ABC's Good Morning America . "My mom was there, she's 90, she flew down to see the show ... and I just didn't expect that level of disrespect from him."
We think Bolton still owes us an apology for this performance of the National Anthem.
BRITNEY SPEARS made her much ballyhooed appearance on GLEE last night. And she was Tweeting all about it.
â¢"Awww Heather Morris is sooo cute! Brittany S Pearce. Ha! She was so fun to work with and was really sweet in person."
â¢"John Stamos is still hot! He looks the same as he did on Full House."
â¢"I like Kurt's bow tie. Bow ties are sexy..."
â¢"I hate anesthesia!"
â¢"I know how hard it is to dance with that snake! Nice job...."
â¢"The Me Against The Music set looks just like the original. Santana does a great Madonna impression."
â¢"Watching Baby brings back so many memories! Feels like yesterday...."
â¢"That's a serious afro ya'll!"
â¢"Kurt wears some pretty fabulous outfits."
â¢"Jane Lynch scares me."
â¢"I love this version of Stronger. Artie did a great job."
â¢"The GLEE version of Toxic is amazing!"
â¢"Jane Lynch is hilarious and scary all rolled into one."
â¢"Rachel has a beautiful voice."
â¢"I loved it! Thank you guys SO much for making this happen!"
We got our fill of wine & cheese this weekend @ the amazing Fork & the Cork event @ the Woodlands. And I also learned that I've been mispronouncing the Belgian beer Hoegaarden all these years. Hoegaarden has always been one of my faves, but beer lovers, it's "Hoo" and not "Ho"!Â So the next time you order a "Dirty Ho" ask for a "Dirty Hoo" instead.Â It now sounds like something Dr. Seuss would drink!
Lots of our friends were there including Lisa from IGourmet, Trish Hartman & Ryan Leckey from WNEP, Chef Kate Gabriele and Jeff from Ketel One (Diageo)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Trish Hartman & Ryan Leckey from WNEP
LookÂ who weÂ found...KRZ Cruise Winners Sharon & Justin
SNL WAS BOOB-A-LICIOUS
Katy Perry was the musical guest on the premiere of SNL.Â AndÂ her boobs were again the center of attention following last week's Sesame Street nonsense.
Spanakopita, Grape leaves & Baklava, oh my!Â The Greek Food fest is back!
Normally in June, the Scranton tradition kicked off yesterday.Â Sue & I always get there AT LEAST once every year.Â Youâve got to experience the homemade Greek delicacies, even if you have no idea how to pronounce them!
And save room for the best partâ¦dessert.
The Greek Food fest continues through this Saturday, Sept 25 and is open 11a-8p each day.
Hereâs the skinny:
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
505 N Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA
Call ahead for takeout orders:Â 342.0566
Just wrapped up our 2nd beautiful day in Bermuda.Â Off we went for another fun-filled day on the beach.Â This time we hit Snorkel Park, a short 10 minute walk from our ship.
It's an awesome beach with snorkeling (OK, that's obvious), kayaks, bar & grille, and one of the coolest things we've ever seen anywhere...
...beach-side beds!Â What a concept!!!Â You can chill out on a Sealy Posturepedic.Â And the beach had one of the coolest looking pieces of driftwood--
Sue got yelled at by the bartender after we dragged over one of the bar chairs to the beach shower.Â She'd been on her feet all day, still bouncing back from the achilles injury, and need a break.Â "Those are $200 chairs, they can't get wet!"
The fish were everywhere!Â You didn't even need snorkel gear to see them.
We had a great lunch in town, Grouper sandwich, Bermuda Chowder with Sherry Pepper sauce and an amazing dish called Chicken Takki with Curry & ginger.
When we jumped back on the ship we ran into Sharon & Justin from Peckville.Â They were the lucky contest winners that got to cruise for free.
What a cute couple.Â And Sunday on the ship, Justin rocked Sharon's world with an engagement ring!
We all waved goodbye to Bermuda.Â Following a brief rain shower a rainbow appeared.
We're having a blast cruising the Atlantic w/ 50 of the coolest KRZ listeners. What a sight leaving the harbor in NJ on Sept 11 with the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty in the distance. Very powerful.
After two days at sea we finally hit land early Monday morning.Â Hello Bermuda!!!
Sue and I hit the beach as soon as we could.Â And what a beach it was...one of the most beautiful we've ever seen!Â Horseshoe Bay!!!Â Ultra fine sandy white beach, turquoise water, volcanic rock...what more could you ask for.
Then we saw a dude jog by with the world's longest dreadlocks.Â Here's the stalk-a-razzi shot.
Couldn't sit still.Â Had to find a big volcanic rock to climb.Â Lucky me, there was one right in front of me!
After a side trip to Hamilton to do some shopping, we jumped back on the ship and right in the jacuzzi with a bunch of KRZ listeners from Dupont.Â Happy Birthday John!!!
Special thanks to Eddie "time to get ready" our waiter.
That's a tray of Rum Swizzles he's balancing without spilling a drop.
More later from the cruise.
And an extra dose of Rocky & Sue love to Karen our travel agent from Sea the World Travel in Forty Fort.Â You know how to vay-cay, Karen!!!
In the criminal justice system, scooter based offenses are considered especially heinous. At 98.5 KRZ, the dedicated DJ's that investigate these felonies are the members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. This is their story...
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If you were listening to KRZ yesterday afternoon or this morning you probably heard about the horrible accident that took place in our building. At precisely 10:38am on Thursday, Sue and Jumpin' Jeff collided in our hallway. Unfortunately for Jeff, Sue was on her motorized scooter and Jeff was wearing sandals. Sue was knocked off her scooter as Jeff's feet got trapped underneath. Our co-workers heard screams from both of them.
Staff members instantly went to work re-creating the crime scene.
Ever get the urge to act like a kid again? Every now and then itâs healthy to forget being an adult and relive your childhood.
Â (that's me & our newest little Joey)
I get a chance toÂ act childishÂ every morning on the radio AND every month when I host an event with Big Brother/Big Sister.Â Iâve volunteered as a Big Bro for a few years now.Â Not only is it a very rewarding experience, but I get to do the fun things I did when I was younger.
Thereâs a great need for Big Brothers & Big Sisters in NEPA. You only have to give up a little of your time each month and once you get in the program, youâll find it is well worth it.
Hereâs just a few of the fun things Iâve done with the littlesâ
--hit baseballs at the batting cages
--video games, pool & air hockey
(Racing go carts @ Pike's Creek Raceway in Lehman)
Why not give up a bit of your time and make a difference in a young kidâs life?
If you want to learn how to get involved with BB/BS, CLICK HERE to connect with them on their Facebook page or go to the Official Big Brother/Big Sister site HERE!
How cool is it to win a bet?Â And by bet, I don't mean the one you made on last year's Super Bowl.Â Sure,Â having someone turn over a big old lump of cash (stashed in a dirty brown envelope) is sweet, but even sweeter is winning a bet where you recieve nothing but satisfaction.Â That was the case last weekend when Lissa the Lip and I made our weekend running wager.Â I didn't win a penny, though it felt like I hit the jackpot at Mohegan! Of course, I'm talking about the Shake Weight Bet. And watching Lissa shake it on KRZ-TV was quite a payout!!!
Even though she rolled her eyes at least 1/2 dozen times in the video, Lissa was a good sport about this whole thing.
Wow! That's all Sue and I can say about one of the most amazing dining experiences we've ever had. Imagine getting invited to a friend's house for wine & dinner. And that friend also happens to make award winning wine and is a gourmet chef. That's what dinner at the Pocono Limited Winery in Stroudsburg is like.
Hosts Rebecca & Sal invited us into their home as if we were lifelong friends.Â And then the fun began.Â A 5 course meal paired with their delicious homemade wines & liqueurs.Â And theÂ reallyÂ unique thingÂ about the Pocono Limited Winery?Â There isn't a set menu.Â You call in advance and tell Chef Sal what you like.Â He will customize a menu to your tastes.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (Chicken Rollatini)
Â Â Â Â (Scallops w/ Hazelnut Noodle Cake)
You can also book a wine tasting at the Pocono Limited Winery.Â AND this week, they are the KRZ Hot Deal.Â That means you can purchase $50 gift certificates for 1/2 price starting Thursday @ 8am on www.985krz.com. Â A 5 course gourmet meal with wine/liquour pairings is just $50/person.
If you are looking for a unique setting to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or just want to escape the ordinary, give the Pocono Limited Winery a try.Â You won't be disappointed.
Weâve been having a lot of fun this week with the Jet Blue guy, Steven Slater. But reallyâ¦.a folk hero? Shouldnât the word âheroâ be reserved for someone that actually does something heroic? Quitting is not heroic unless youâre quitting smoking. Just ask our night guy Fishboy!
Iâd be lying if I told you Iâve never had a day where I didnât feel like âgrabbing 2 beers and going for a slide.â Weâve all had days where we were tempted to tell our boss to find some other stooge to do this job. But why havenât we grabbed the PA and told everyone to âkiss offâ? Try a little thing called responsibility. Maybe you have a family to feed, a house or car payment to make, or you just feel fortunate that you ARE employed.
The lead story on NBC news last nite was all about the economy. There are 14.6 million people out of work in our country. Make that 14.6 million plus 1--Steven âIâm mad as Hell and Iâm not going to take it anymoreâ Slater.
Slater says the stress has been building up for 20 years. Maybe he just wasnât cut out to be a flight attendant. I worked my way through college every Summer in the Poconos as a waiter. And every Summer I always looked forward to Labor Day. That was the day all the annoying tourists went home! But I never once lost my cool and screamed at a customer. I may have called them names in the kitchen but never on the dining room floor.
So enjoy your 15 minutes this week Slater. And good luck in your next job interview when your asked âHow did things go at your last place of employment?â
Japanese animation is widely considered the best in the world, but this bit ofÂ celluloid excellence from Taiwan takes animation to a whole new level!Â Here's Lindsay's jail time, animated, featuring a hilarious cameo from Herbie the Love Bug.
Kris Allen, who surprised America with his upset win over Adam Lambert in season 8 of American Idol, hung out with us this morning in the KRZ Spotlight Lounge.Â What a great guy!Â Not only did he knock out 4 tunes (including Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror") but he was real down to earth.Â We learned that Kris has a thing for Wheat Thins, would love to see Justin Timberlake become a judge on Idol and loves BBQ back home in Arkansas.
Catch Kris live Friday nite with Daughtry in Hershey and Saturday in AC at the Borgata.
CLICK HERE to listen to Kris Allen perform "Man in the Mirror"
CLICK HERE to hear Kris talk about peeing on stage!
KRZ EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: KRIS ALLEN PAYS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Here's pics from Lissa & Snuggy's road trip to the AMERICAN IDOL auditions in NJ @ the Izod Center.Â They blew out before Seacrest arrived.Â There was a huge crowd of Idol hopefuls, but surprisingly the freak-a-zoid count was low.
Is the next American Idol hiding somewhere in this
crowd of karaoke singers?
We're sending Lissa & Snuggy to the Meadowlands this morning for the AMERICAN IDOL auditions.Â Thousands of Idol wannabees will be waiting in line for their big break.Â What kind of freaks will the Jersey auditions bring out?Â Lissa & Snuggy will surely find out.Â
Here's the Scavenger Hunt of Freaks with points.
Guy in drag(10)
Lady Gaga look-a-like(5)
Overweight almost naked(10)
Couple in matching costumes(5)
Anti/Pro Simon sign(4)
Photo/video WITH Seacrest (50)
Lissa or Snuggy on E! News ($50 bonus)
Total points = 75
Mission accomplished = 60 points or more
Following in the heels of my public flogging (re: Velvet Boy photos) it is time for a few more pieces of award winning photography. Dug out of an old shoe box (Penny Loafers if you're asking) in the bottom of Sue's parent's closet comes vintage Sue Barre.
Collect them all...trade them with your friends, or just have fun coming up with your own captions!
Here's they are...Sue's kiddie pix!
Warning: Drinking while viewing these photos might be hazardous to your health.
Here's Sue rockin the bangs with her brother Rod.
The entire Barre family pose for a garden portrait.
Sue is actually only 4 inches tall in this photo, but
looks taller thanks to the stripes & stripes outfit.
Sue giving that "I didn't steal Dad's Fanta out of the
fridge" look.Â Minutes after this photo was snapped,
paramedics were called when Sue's high shorts made
it difficult for her to breathe.
WIN BACKSTAGE PASSES FOR THE GOO GOO DOLLS
Send us YOUR embarrassing childhood photos.Â Funniest one wins backstage passes for the GOO GOO DOLLS @ Montage Aug 7.
I have less than 6 weeks to train for a Â½ marathon and I need your help! If it wasnât for my I-pod, I wouldnât be able to get thru the miles of running thru the heat & rain. Joe Snedekerâs wife told us last week that Joe listens to Science Podcasts while heâs biking. We laughed when she said this, but whatever it takes to keep your mind off what your body is doing. Hereâs where you come in.
What are the your âgo-toâ songs that you listen to at the gym or while running? Iâve got everything from 80âs, classic rock, alternative, rap, Jazzâ¦even Sinatra. Iâm always searching for new tunes to keep me motivated.
Hereâs my Top 5 I-pod songs:
1--Jay Z âShow Me What You Gotâ
2--Cake âGoing the Distanceâ
3--Butthole Surfers âAvalancheâ
4--The Hours âAli in the Jungleâ
5--Busta Rhymes w/ Linkin Park âWe Made Itâ
What songs get you over the hump at the gym?
Leave a comment here or send me an email.
Tuesday morning we were talking about back to school shopping and how we all dreaded it as kids. My Mom was the absolute worst. When I was a real small kid, my Mom dressed me like some character out of a British movie. Love ya Mom, but WHAT WERE YOU THINKING???!!!
After looking at these pics you'll be surprised to learn that I didn't go through years of therapy...only constant beatings by bullies!
Go ahead, laugh...we all did.
Now without further ado....VELVET BOY! And not to be outdone, Sailor Boy and Chauffeur Boy.
Â (That's my older sister holding my magical Guinea Pig)
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (Sir, your car is ready!)
Â Â Â (Here I am trying to do something masculine
Â Â Â Â Â but in this outfit?Â Mom, really???)
Whoopi Goldberg needs to be self-medicated to fly.Â Apparently she was still "air-born" when she hit the set of "The View" this week.Â And as an added bonus she has gas!Â Lovely.Â We'd expect nothing less from someone who claims to be Mel Gibson's friend.
Here's your chance to help a very courageous Mom from NEPA.Â
Jennifer Arellano is the former Youth cheerleading coach @ Lake Lehman.Â Jennifer was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2007.Â The Cancer was in remission for the last 2 1/2 years but just recently doctors told her the Cancer had returned.Â
Her friends & family are holding a benefit to help pay for her medical expenses.Â
TWICE AS STRONG BENEFIT
Food & drink & prizes
$10 at door for 21+
Saturday July 31 6-11:30pm
Idetown Fire hall
Rt 415 Dallas, PAÂ
Checks can be made payable to:
Twice as Strong Benefit
c/o Luzerne Bank
P.O. Box 59
Dallas PA 18612
Sue may have 5 weeks to go wearing her cast, but I have a FULL DAY of driving around with my SHOW ME THE BOOBIES decal on the back of my truck.Â Iâm not asking for a pity party, but I wish I had a buck for every dirty look thrown in my direction the last few days.
(Snuggy checking out the Perv-wagon during yesterdayâs Bikini Car Wash)
This just inâ¦
Check out this post from Thomas, who also has a SHOW ME THE BOOBIES decal on his carâ
You are the best Rocky!Â We need to drive around together and start a boobie car parade.Â You must not be cute enough.Â I was flashed by 2 women 15 minutes after my decal was put on.Â At least youâre trying.Â LOL
(No flashing at Grotto Pizza, only a dirty look from a woman walking her dog!)
News Flash (literally!)
It FINALLY happened.Â I got flashed.Â Obviously it was not what I was expecting, but it did make me laugh.Â
(Thanks for noticing the Perv-wagon buddy.Â But keep driving, thereâs nothing to see here!)
Day One driving the Boob-mobile: Wednesday July 14
So I lost the Blackjack Challenge Tuesday @ Mohegan Sun and now must drive around the rest of the week with a âShow Me the Boobiesâ decal on the back of my truck. Good times.
And to make matters worse, AND remind me that I lost, I can even see the Boobies decal clearly in my rearview mirror when I drive!
Time to hit the road. Would I get flashed, screamed at or shown a variety of hand gestures? This is gonna be fun. My first stop in my new Perved-out ride was Sanderson Place Salon in Dunmore. Thanks for noticing ladies!
(Stylists Heidi & Michelle seem to be enjoying the view)
The fun really began when I drove home on 81. I passed a woman in a Subaru wagon with those little baby shades on the side windows. Great! A Mom with babies. She gave me a look like I just took the food out of her infantâs mouth! Still no flash.
I did get a thumbs up from a biker on a Harley. Thanks dude, I need the support. Then an out-of-state vehicle flew by on my right, and like some sort of choreographed routine from Dancing with the Stars, all 4 heads in the car turned to look at me in unison. No flash, no thumbs upâ¦just 4 heads with the same look of disgust.
It was a challenge I thought I could win: Team Rock vs. Team Pink Ladies. Unless youâve been in a coma, you know that yesterday was opening day for Gaming Tables in NEPA. We took a little field trip toÂ Mohegan SunÂ after the showâ¦Sue, myself, and the newest member of the Rocky & Sue family, Lissa.
I thought with my limited Blackjack knowledge I could outlast these 2 newbies. We even put a wager on it. If you caught the end of the show Monday, you heard me talk about the car I saw this weekend with the big âShow Me the Boobiesâ decal in the back window. That was the bet! My $25 vs. the $50 put up by Sue & Lissa. The losing âteamâ had to drive around the rest of the week with a âShow Me the Boobiesâ decal in their back window!
Todd from www.decalmyride.com even pitched in with the free decal.
Our trip to Mohegan got off to a âroaringâ start when Sue got Blackjack on the FIRST hand! Lissa had never played before. She had a notepad filled with advice from listeners that called the show with help. I guess she forgot to consult her âbibleâ because she screamed out âhit me!â after she was dealt a 10 & a 7. Thatâs right, she wanted another card @ 17. Everyone at the table yelled âNooooo!â And what did she get? A 4 of Clubs. Bingoâ¦21!!!
The girls were kicking my butt. I doubled my bets to try to get back in the game. I was busted in minutes, and the Pink Ladies were still playing.
So if you see a guy driving around this week with âShow Me the Boobiesâ in his back window, thatâs probably me. Honk, wave, or flash me! And hereâs hoping you have more luck at the tables then I did.
Bring your car or truck to KRZ this Thursday between 7-9am and Snuggy will wash it for free! All that we ask is that you make a small dontation to the Luzerne Co. SPCA. And Snuggy has promised ONCE AGAIN to bring his hot female college friends. Remember what happened last year? They blew him off so Snuggy ended up wearing a bikini.
Stop by and get your dirty vehicle wash AND help the animals.
Here's vid of Snuggy performing his infamous bikini dance from last year.
Sooooâ¦â¦.here I sit - lonely & pathetic, playing Old Maid with my stuffed animals in the KRZ basement. Iâm like the Phantom of the Opera without the talent. And the cool cape. I moved here two weeks ago and have yet to line up a suitable BFF to accompany me to the Dave Matthews Band concert in Hershey! Â So hereâs the deal: YOU should come! Just call this number and leave a short message telling me why you deserve to be âLissaâs new BFFâ. Â Rocky & Sue will help me pick a winner next week and hopefully, HOPEFULLY this will lead to a fulfilling & meaningful relationship and fewer nights locked in a cold smelly basement with only my sadness and Cabbage Patch Dolls to keep me warmâ¦.
Hello all! I am Lissa â friend, confidante, and trusty sidekick to Rocky & Sue! When Iâm not skipping around town holding hands with R & S picking out matching sequined jumpsuits, Iâm doing one of my many leisure time hobbies. Like fly fishing. Never done it, but gee it sounds splendid. Canât imagine what kind of flies I could catch in the Susquehanna River. Letâs put that on the âmust doâ list. I have a house in Wilkes Barre and a car full of empty boxes and packing peanuts. I feel almost settled in here but choose to keep all my discarded packing materials just so the UPS guy doesnât get cocky. If you see me on the street - wave, smile, and shout âhey Lissa â whatâs your favorite color?!â If the chick says âredâ â itâs me. If she responds with ANY other color, run for your life. Itâs an imposter. In conclusion, I am Lissa; quirky fun girl! Not to be confused with âquirky fungus girlâ (the moniker I acquired in college). I sing & play piano in a rock band, I go running every day, I love Chinese food, I dig happy people and general merriment. Iâm stoked as hell to be here and am already having a BLAST with Rocky & Sue! Talk to you again tomorrow morning kids! Fungus girl out.
Meet the newest member of the Rocky & Sue Show!
Her name is Lissa, she's from Michigan and there's something about her that isn't quite right.
The countdown is on! This Wednesday marks the 1 week point for Sue's cast. After rupturing her Achilles in the KRZ Kickball tourney a few weeks ago, she's got about 7 weeks to go. Tick...tick...tick...
Trish Hartman from WNEP hung out on the show yesterday morning while Sue was having surgery.Â Here's her Blog about the experience.
If any of you were listening to 98.5 KRZ yesterday morning, you know I was filling in for Sue on the Rocky & Sue show. Rocky calls me the pinch-hitter. I think this is the third time now that Sue has had surgery, and I get to be a guest DJ and read headlines, play games and just hang out with the crew over at KRZ. (apparently Sue's achilles surgery went very well!)
While it is early, it's always a blast. Sure, I'm on air pretty much everyday at WNEP, but doing the radio thing is a refreshing change. For one, it's not "news" so it's a lot more laid back. I try not to offer opinions, since I'm still an off-duty journalist, but I get to talk to random callers.... talk about life in general.... talk about the weird things celebrities do. (OK I do offer opinions there - I think it's weird that Katy Perry is wearing a skin-tight latex outfit when she gets married. I don't care if Lady Gaga thinks it's cool - I think it's weird.)
There's also something pretty liberating about the whole audio-only thing. You don't have to have make-up on. You could be sitting cross-legged or standing on your head, and listers would have no idea.
For now, I think I'll keep my day job. But it's always fun to trade jobs with someone... thanks, Sue - and speedy recovery!
Here's the LADY GAGA cover we were talking about this morning.Â Lady Gaga tells all, while not wearing pants!Â And look out those guns!!!Â
Gaga, who last appeared on Rolling Stone in 2009 wearing her famous bubble getup, is back with what the magazine calls âthe most extensive interview the pop star has ever given.â
And though this probably wonât come as a surprise to anyone, Gaga says sheâs all about the fantasy.
"I don't even drink water onstage in front of anybody, because I want them to focus on the fantasy of the music,â the singer told Rolling Stone.Â "I think I'm gonna get the album title tattooed on me and put out the photo," she said.
While the singerâs previous records have been more about her rise to superstardom â with song titles such as "Paparazzi" and album titles such as "The Fame" â her newest album will focus more on pressing issues, like âDonât ask, donât tell.â"It's like, what (expletive) year is it? It makes me crazy!â she said.
In the mean time, Gaga says sheâll continue working on the relationship she has with her fans and herself."When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl," she says. "Then I say, 'B--, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.' "
I got the call I was waiting for todayâ¦a call from my son wishing me a Happy Fatherâs Day. In typical fashion for my son Dylan he said âJust called to wish you a Happy Fathers Day, unless Iâm totally wrong on this dateâ¦.you know me.â Thatâs why I love him. He marches to the beat of a different drummer.
I spent a lot of time this weekend thinking about my own Dad.
My Dad was a WWII vet. He actually worked on airplanes in the war which was always hard for me to believe because he wasnât too mechanically inclined. He always had at least 10 unfinished projects going on around the house at once.
Â Â (That's my Dad on the bottom left)
My Dad was also a big sports fan. He was born & raised in Montclair, NJ but for some reason he chose the Cleveland Indians & St. Louis Cardinals as his favorite baseball teams and the Cleveland Browns & USC Trojans as his favorite football teams. Thanks to my Dad, I am blessed with the lifelong curse of supporting the Indians & the Browns. My Dad saw 2 Cleveland championships (â48 with the Indians & â64 with the Browns). Iâm hoping to have the same luck in my lifetime!
(My Dad & I @ Yankee Stadium for an Indians game--
the last time he saw a game in person)
One of my strongest memories of my Dad was when I was a kid playing Little League. I remember my Dad being there in the stands at a lot of my games. This was one game that I wish he had missed. For some reason the umpire didnât show up, so they were looking for volunteers from the crowd. Of all the Dads, why did MY Dad raise his hand? So there I was, up at bat, with my Dad right behind me as the home plate umpire calling balls & strikes. If you ever met my Dad you would know that he was as honest as they come.Â Â The last thing he would think of doing was to cut his son a little slack in a Little League game.Â And Iâm sure you know how this chapter in my life endedâ¦âStrike 3!ââ¦called out on strikes by my own Dad!
Saw this video on G4's "Attack of the Show" last night and had to add it to our Blog.Â This drummer can rock, in his own unique way. And all while wearing some funky Liberace-meets-Prom gold sparkly jacket. I can't get enough of this!
THE NEW GAGA VIDEO
She rips off Madonna, has machine guns coming out of her bra and somehow ends up wearing a pants suit... here's the new video for "Alejandro"!
Because you asked for it...here's a pic of Sue's bruised ankle from yesterday's Kickin' it for Music Kickball Tournament @ Misercordia.Â Sue went down with an injury in the first inning of the first game vs. Team Shontelle.
Btw...we lost to We the Kings in the Championship game, 6-0.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Kickin' it for Music Champs We the Kings
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Team Cartel
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Team Shontelle
O M G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Â Â Adam Lambert is beautiful!!!!!!!!! Not only to look atâ¦honest, nice to fansâ¦.real. WOW!
So yes,Â he was wearing black and silver polish, black everything...the hair was edgy and fits his personality perfectlyâ¦just plain ole wonderful all the way around!!Â He did not sing at our sit down interview but DID invite all who were there to come to the soundcheck which they LOVED.Â He wanted to rest the voice for the show that kicks off his 70 city tour and starts right here in Wilkes Barre!!!! Amazing that it all starts here!! We are so lucky! And get ready for a HUGE show. Orianthi , Alison from American Idol and MY ADAM. I think heâsÂ great.
Thanks to all our brave listeners for having the courage to send us their frizzy hair pics! It wasn't easy, but we picked out 5 deserving Rocky & Sue Show listeners. You all won a Brazilian Blowout from Datasa Hair Salon, Lackawanna Ave, Scranton. (207.4440)
Datasa is this week's HOT DEAL. Get a $50 gift certificate for 1/2 price here==>
What the .....?Â Here's the video of the Smoking Baby we were talking about this morning.Â I first saw it on Jimmy Kimmel's show last night & couldn't believe it.Â The 2 yr old smokes 40 cigs a day!Â Is Children & Youth international?
Hard to believe that less than a year ago I was checking into the Heart Hospital @ Geisinger for surgery.Â Yesterday I completed my first race since then, the Run for the Red 5k in Stroudsburg.
What a great day for a run, and what an amazing turnout.Â I run with the NF Endurance Team.Â The team captain is one of our listeners, Lisa Quinn, whose daughter Meadow suffers from Neurofibramatosis.Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Lisa Quinn the Marathon Mom
Young Meadow is my inspiration.Â She kept me running before my surgery, and she got me off the couch last summer after my surgery.Â Whenever I feel like I have to quit, I look down at the NF bracelet on my wrist and think of Meadow.Â She keeps me running.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Meadow rockin' out @ the Run for the Red
Meadow loves metal!Â She says one day she will marry the guys from Linkin Park.Â And with her determination, it wouldn't surprise me if she did.
Â Â Â Â Â Â NF Endurance Team Director Steve Kendra
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The home stretch
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Crossing the finish line
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The mind is willing but the flesh is weak
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â NF Endurance Team May 16, 2010
Betty White was without a doubt one of the best SNL hosts ever!Â From the opening monologue, to the closing goodbyes, the 88 1/2 yr old rocked it!Â Let's hope SNL brings her back for an encore next year.Â Â
"In my day we didn't have Facebook. We had something called phone book & we didn't spend all day looking at it!"
Here's a few of the better moments...
Here's more Betty White that got cut from the show!
Â What a great way to kick off the weekend. Christina from Finger Lakes Wine Country joined us on the Friday Morning Happy Hour to talk wine & day trips. Thereâs now over 100 wineries in the Finger Lakes region...just 2 hrs away from NEPA. You might have to take a few weekends to taste the wine from all 100. We really like the Reisling from Heron Hill.
Joey B from People gave us the exclusive on Bret Michaels this morning. Here's an excerpt in case you missed it. You can catch Joey every Thursday morning @ 7:30!
Bret Michaels: âIâm So Thankful To Be Aliveâ
He speaks for the first time about his brain hemorrhage
According to his doctor, Michaels' hemorrhage "occurred for no reason at all" and was unrelated to his lifelong diabetes or the freak accident at the Tonys last year when he was hit on the head.
"I thought someone shot me in the back of the head, like a burglar," says Michaels, sounding clear and articulate on the phone but occasionally stumbling over words. "It was the most severe, instant pain I've ever felt in my life. . . . if you can imagine a migraine times 10. I knew I was in trouble. My adrenaline kicked in to like 1,000. I was not going to have my family wake up and see me dead on the living room floor. I don't know what I was doing, but I was pacing because I just did not want to lie back down. I always think of a concussion where you don't want to go to sleep and just say you have a headache. But I couldn't yell because it hurt too bad.â
In the ER, âThe doctor said, "Do you have kids?" And I said, "Yeah, I have two daughters." He said, "I would bring them to the hospital." And I said in these exact words, "Am I dying? If I'm dying, I want to see my kids, but if I have a chance, I don't want them to see me in this condition. If there's a chance . . ." And he said, "Well, there's obviously a chance. You're still alive, and people die instantly from this."
âI'm a believer it's a combination of will and faith. Willâand good medical attentionâand faith. It just wasn't my time yet. I really believe that. If I had stayed on the couch for another hour, that probably would've done me in. In a weird way God intervened: The appendicitis forced me to come home for a couple days. Otherwise I could've been on my tour bus at a truck stop somewhere, nowhere near a medical center. Of all the ways that I thought I could go out, that wasn't one of them. Definitely not the rock star way to go out.â
âWhat I want to do is make a positive bucket list and say, âI'm just gonna go for it.â There's just so much more that I want to do and experience. [Getting married], for sure, is something I have never done. Kristi [his girlfriend/mother of his kids] is such a great person. We'll see if that happens. But yes, that may be one of the big things on the list. My first goal is to get back [to] 100 percent. I want to continue to rock the world, and I want to continue to love my family and be a good father. â
Want to see GLEE LIVE in NYC?Â Watch Glee every Tuesday night on Fox 56 right after American Idol.Â During the show you'll see us pop up and give you the character of the night.Â
Then listen to us Wednesday morning @ 7:30.Â We'll look for caller 9 with the right answer.Â If it's you, you win a pair of tix and limo ride to see GLEE LIVE @ Radio City Music Hall in NYC, Saturday, May 29.
GLEE stars Lea Michele (Rachel),Â Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie) and more will perform in a singing and dancing celebration of the Golden Globe Award winning show.
Watch GLEE all this month, because 98.5 KRZ & Fox 56Â are givingÂ you a chance to win tickets every Wednesday morning!
Competitive eater Russ Keeler from Kingston joined us this morning to warmup for his latest contest, a Cheese Steak eating event Saturday @ Dorney Park.Â He's going up against the #1 ranked competitive eater in the world, Joey Chestnut.
Last week I got a clean bill of health from my heart surgeon.Â I've been feeling great, but still needed to know whether everything inside was working the way it was supposed to after last summer's heart surgery.Â After getting the good news, I signed up for a 5K, the 5th Annual Run for the Red in the Poconos May 16.Â This event raises money for the Red Cross of Monroe County.
I'll be running with my friends on the NF Endurance Team.Â I run on behalf of a listener's daughter, who was diagnosed with NF when she was just over a year old.Â Her name is Meadow and she's my inspiration.
THINGS GUYS SHOULDN'T WEAR IF THEY WANT TO GET LUCKY THIS WEEKEND.
Here's the complete list.Â If you have anything to add, leave us a comment.
*How about t-shirts with the oh noooooooo guy on it??? "
*"Uggs, thong, insect glasses (the one's Snooki wears), lmao :D"
*Jean shorts!!Â Get a nice pair of cargo shorts.
*Shirts with dumb sayings
*"His wedding band...lol"
*"I know some people like this but those tight jeans.... "
*Polos with collar popped... no one looks good like that fellas!
*Socks that are pulled up to his knees. lol
*Socks with sandals
*The pants that zip off @ the knees into shorts. âHi, 2001 calling, it wants their pants back!!"
*Anything with Star Wars or Darth Vader on it!! Nothing says you're not getting it MORE than a giant black helmet!
*Briefs- gross.. Who invented them?
*Anything Ed Hardy
*Sweat pants !
*Worn out shoes - dirty underwear or dirty socks. I can go on and on.
Here he is, America's newest multi-millionaire, Chris Shaw.Â The convenience store clerk from central Missouri is the winner of the 10th largest Powerball jackpot in history:Â $258 million!!!
Think he's going to Disneyworld?Â Ok, maybe.Â But the first stop better be the dentist!
Here's the pics of Anne, a tattooed Mom from the Poconos that stopped by the show today to prove to us that she has more tats than 50 Cent.Â Right now Anne has about 150.Â She even started tattooing over old tattoos!
Thanks for sharing Anne.
WOULD YOU HIRE ANY OF THESE PEOPLE?
50 Cent is having his tattoos removed to make himself better suited to movie roles. Wednesday morning we asked if your tattoos limited you in your personal or professional life.
One of our listeners Amy heard the discussion, then sent us THESE photos. Wow! If YOU were the boss, would you hire any of these people?
I had the chance to spend some time backstage @ the Kirby Center with The Goo Goo Dolls.Â We talked about their current arena/college tour, their upcoming album "Something for the Rest of Us", and the secret of staying together as a group for almost 25 years.
Here's Johnny & Robbie chatting backstage before the show
Here's the video we were talking about this morning.Â Lin Yu Chun appeared on the Taiwan game show "Super Star Avenue" and sang Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You".Â Kind of like Susan Boyle.Â Is that voice REALLY coming out of that body?
We got the scoop on Justin Bieber from our friend @ People Mag, Joey B.
Here's what she sent us:
[I wrote thisâspent time with him and his rabid fans; also, this is huge because it's his first big national magazine coverâwe call him "the biggest pop star in the world"]
At 16 he's a megastar, and only four years ago he was living in public housing with his single mom (who had him at 19)â"What I have is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," says Bieber. "And I'm having a blast."
His road manager compares Bieber Fever to Beatlemania: ""Mass hysteria. Loud screaming, crying, passing out. It's amazing."
Despite all the fans he's still grounded "I still feel regular. You know, sometimes it's weird that I go
places and I have thousands of people waiting for me, but I always think, 'I'm Justin'?"
Usher says Justin is more talented than Usher himself was when he was younger
What a morning!Â Not only were we treated to the amazing live music of Rob Thomas in an intimate setting in our Spotlight Lounge, but we all got to know a real down-to-earth musician.Â We had a chance to talk with Rob before we went on the air, and he told us he really enjoyed this kind of stuff.Â He loves being with the people.
What did we learn about Rob?Â
*His wife told him "Smooth" would be his biggest song ever
*He owns an I-pad but only uses it for Scrabble
*He's getting ready to record with INXS
*Matchbox 20 goes back into the recording studio this Fall
*He's very humble
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CLICK HERE to listen toÂ Rob Thomas in the Spotlight Lounge in its entirety.
Some of Rob's latest tweets-->
I like a woman with sexy knuckles.
I'm still in mb20. And I'm happy. Thanx.
doing a radio acoustic performance. not sure where.
packing up in buffalo. heading to wilkes barre. decided to drive it instead of fly. well, matty may and i will be riding, but still.
song of the day: SONG FOR THE DUMPED - BEN FOLDS FIVE
getting a little rest before i play a few acoustic songs for some peeps. always a good day when me and matty may get to play some music.
I absolutely love this time of year. Sure the weather is finally improving, and things are starting to bud, but I really love the Spring because BASEBALL IS BACK. The Boys of Summer, the Mudville 9...whatever you want to call it, today is the day the crack of the bat returns.Â For me, it's a Father/Son thing. I still remember that first time my Dad took me to the old Yankee Stadium. It was noisy, dark, and yeah, filled with smells good & bad.
But the image that stays with me after all these years is my first look at the stadium grass.Â It was a color green like I had never seen before.Â And nothing like the backyard at home that my Dad spent hours seeding, fertilizing & mowing.Â What a sight.
And whether you're a Yankee fan or a Phillies fan, a Cubs fan or (like me) an Indians fan, it'sÂ the time of the year filled with optimism.Â This is the year "we" can do it!
I reflect on this new beginning as I get ready to return to the Heart Hospital at Geisinger for my first time since the Fall.Â Hard to believe it was 9 months ago I was wheeled into the operating room for heart surgery.Â Today I go in for an echo-cardiogram anticipating an "everything looks good" from my cardiologist.Â That should be the case.Â And I hope to see you out running in one of the 5K's I'm signing up for this Spring!
In a related story...
Here's Steven Tyler singing "God Bless America" in the 7th inning of last night's Red Sox/Yanks game @ Fenway Park with his daughter Chelsea.Â What do you think?
Here's another way to meet ROB THOMAS next week inside the Quizno's Spotlight Lounge.Â We've hidden a ROB THOMAS head somewhere on the KRZ website.Â If you find Rob's head, click on it.Â Include your name & phone number.Â We'll pick a winner Friday morning from all the correct answers we receive.
HINT:Â It's not any of the ROB THOMAS heads on our Blog page.
The countdown continues to the last ever episode of Lost, the 2 hour finale May 23.Â If you're trying to get caught up or make sense of one of the confusing yet entertaining shows ever on TV check out this blog:
And check out this autographed pic sent byÂ Lost head writersÂ Damon LindelofÂ & Carlton Cuse to Shannon who works in our office.Â Damon writes:Â "Don't mistake fate for coincidence!'Â Could this be one of the secrets of Lost?
HEY LOOK IT'S JESSE JAMES!
Just in case you don't recognize him, db Jesse has a shirt with his name on it!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Stay classy Jesse!
HANG WITH ROB THOMAS
Here's any easy way you can meet ROB THOMAS next week inside the Quizno's Spotlight Lounge.Â Tomorrow, Thursday April 1, we'll hide a ROB THOMAS head somewhere on the KRZ website.Â If you find it, email us the link.Â Friday morning we will pick a winner from all the correct answers.Â Good luck!
Angie from Clarks Summit wanted some advice in hiring her first nanny.Â Her & her husband found one that was very qualified.Â She's a former model, and Angie feels a bit insecure around her.Â Her husband thinks they should go with the quailifications and get over the good looks.Â Do you think it's a good idea to hire a hot nanny?
Here's a few listener comments.
Mary--"It's like putting someone on a diet in the middle of an empty bakery and allowing them the freedom to eat whatever they want. If she's good with your kids...even worse. There is nothing more attractive than someone who loves your children. That in addition to being super-hot = TEMPTATION! I'm with Sue. Get a granny-nanny! "
Tracy--"Movie- the hand that rocks the cradle. go for the unatractive qualified person"
Kim--"The most important thing is how she cares for your children andher references. But hey if she is hot... BONUS!"
Bill--"Yes and post pictures!"
Billie Jean--"If it's someone you have to see on a daily basis, they might as well be good-looking!"
Hereâs another way you can meet ROB THOMAS when he plays live on the Quiznoâs Spotlight Lounge April 7.Â This Thursday, April 1, we will hide a Rob Thomas head somewhere on the KRZ website.Â If you find it, email us the link to the page.Â Friday morning, we will pick a winner from all the correct answers.
Here's the pic we were talking about this morning.Â Apparently Gerard Butler got a little grabby with Jennifer Aniston while stopping for photos @ the Paris premiere of The Bounty Hunter.
Stay classy, Gerard!
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR HEAD OVER ROB THOMAS?
Then go find his!Â Here's another way you can meet ROB THOMAS when he plays live on the Quizno's Spotlight Lounge April 7.Â This Thursday, April 1, we will hide a Rob Thomas head somewhere on the KRZ website.Â If you find it, email us the link to the page.Â Friday morning, we will pick a winner from all the correct answers.
VOLUNTEER TO BE A BIG BROTHER OR BIG SISTER
I had another fun day out with our newest little in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.Â 12 yr old Edwin & I spent Sunday bowling @ Stanton Lanes in Wilkes-Barre.Â If you're looking for a way to make a difference in a young kid's life AND to act like a kid again yourself, sign up to become a volunteer in the program.Â I've been a Big Brother for over 2 years now.Â It's been quite the rewarding experience.
Judi & her daughter Nicole from Kingston stopped by to tell their compelling story aboutÂ getting Â on The Biggest Loser.Â They've tried dieting & exercising, and are now trying to get on the popular NBC show.Â Show your support.Â Go to www.biggestlosernepa.com and post a message.Â Let's get Judi & Nicole on The Biggest Loser.
LADY GAGA:Â CRACKING UNDER PRESSURE
We had our celebrity insider Joey B from People mag on the show this morning.Â She filled us in on Lady Gaga amoung other news.Â Last weekend Gaga collapsed 3 times on stage during a show in New Zealand.Â Gaga claims it's jet lag, but Joey claims she's in bad shape.Â Watch the video.Â What do you think?
Ok ladies...here's the reason Brad Pitt has thatÂ funky beard you've been complaining about.
According to the NY Post...
Back in 2002, Brad Pitt grew a disgustingly scraggly beard to film "The Fountain." That movie never came to fruition with him in the lead role.
So when he started sporting a Captain Lou Albano goatee late last year, we all assumed it was for similar reasons. But no. As it turns out, this growth has a much more benign "because." Brad told The Sun that there was one factor behind his beard: "It's boredom. No other reason than that."
Yeah, I'd be bored too if my wife was Angelina Jolie!Â Sounds like someone needs a hobby.
Lost, 24, The Office, Ice Road Truckers, Attack of the Show, Madmen...at one point or another I've declared these my favorite show on TV.Â After spending hours this weekend watching the BREAKING BAD marathon on AMC, I have a new fave.
I came to the party a little late on the Emmy Award winning show BREAKING BAD. (Sundayâs @ 10p on AMC) Thanks to a mini-marathon over the weekend, I got myself psyched for last niteâs 3rd season premiere. What a concept for a show! A Chemistry teacher with lung cancer decides the best way to plan for his familyâs future and to pay for his medical bills, is to make and sell crystal meth. Itâs fascinating to watch his personality change as he deals with right & wrong and keeping his big secret from his family, all while trying to be a good father & husband. Just to complicate matters, his brother-in-law is an agent for the DEA.
The violence has a sort of Tarantino feel to it. In one scene a drug dealerâs head is shown riding on the back of a tortoise. In another a druggie gets fed up with her husband calling her a skank and drops an ATM machine on his head. Bizarre stuff, but this is what makes BREAKING BAD like no other show on TV.
Kristen Ritter, an actress who grew up in Shickshinny had a small part in season 2 playing the lover of Bryan Cranstonâs drug partner Jesse.
Itâs not too late to jump aboard. You wonât be disappointed. My DVR is now set for a seasonâs pass.
Richard Grimm, 37 Hometown: Shohola, PA Occupation: Teacher Family: Married 12 years; father to David, 10, and Emily, 7
It's your chance to help a local guy become AMERICA'S HOTTEST HUBBY.Â Richard Grimm of Shohola in Monroe County is a finalist in the Redbook Magazine contest.Â His wife thought it would be fun to enter him in the contest and to Rich's surprise, he was named one of the finalists!
One of our listeners, Jon Trosky from Drums, gets rescued by Robert Pattinson in the new movie "Remember Me". If you're female, what would you give to trade places with Jon? Jon was in the KRZ studio with us Monday morning to tell us all about his experience with Rob Patz!
Here's the trailer from the movie. You'll see Jon get mugged in the beginning of the clip.
She grew up on a cow farm in Shickshinny, was discovered @ the Wyoming Valley Mall, and stars in the new movie "She's Out of Your League", which opens this weekend.Â Actress Krysten Ritter called the show to talk about the flick, her busy career and how she was named an honorary Hooters girl!
We were talking about strange foods this morning after reading about a NYC restaurant that is serving cheese made with breast milk.Â Listener April called to tell usÂ about a dish she tried in South America called Cui.Â It's a type of Guinea Pig.Â Â Mmmmm, sounds delish!
Blogging @ 25,000 ft, 1 Â½ hrs outside of Atlantaâ¦
Reality is sinking in.Â Our quick little getaway to Aruba is over.Â What an amazing 4 days @ the RIU Palace Hotel!
Note to self:Â book a longer vacation next time.Â 4 days is no way near enough time for this kind of trip!Â We left for the airport Tuesday morning @ 1:30 for a
6am flight out of Philly and checked into our hotel @ 4.Â Luckily they had RumÂ Punch waiting for us in the lobby.Â Nice touch.
And the sunset wasn't too shabby either!
They say this place is "One Happy Island" and it really is.Â We rented a Jeep our first day to check out the rest of the Island.Â It was almost like being in Arizona...very dry, desert-like, and cactus everywhere.
At the hotel we heard a tourist ask âWhere does the water come from?â Good question.Â I went to Wiki for the answer:Â Aruba has the 2nd largest Saltwater Desalination plant in the world.Â It can produce 11.2 million gallons of distilled drinking water a day.
Â Hooiberg Mountain, one of the highest points on the island.Â 562 steps to the top.
Wild goats on Baby Beach
Pet Cemetary @ Baby Beach
Enjoying a local brew (Balashi) on Cocoa Beach
Volcanic rock on the beach
Stuffed bear in a tree--and we're not sure why
Quickie Lickie.Â Is it really a laundromat?
If you're thinking of hitting Aruba, definitely go all-inclusive.Â Our hotel hadÂ 5 restaurants, 5 bars, and a room with stocked fridge & liquor cabinet.Â The room service menu was limited, but again included.Â Food & drink was way expensive.Â An 8oz beer was $5.Â A chicken wrap @ a beach bar was $14.
Our accordianist @ dinner
The view of the hotel pool from our balcony
Mojito's on wheels--what a concept!
Looking back, it was a great trip.Â The people on the island were super friendly & helpful.Â Go all-inclusive, give yourself plenty of time for travel, and visit Aruba...one happy island!
WWE wrestler The Undertaker makes a red-hot entrance at a pay-per-view event inÂ St. LouisÂ and gets a little to close to the flames.Â Luckily the burns her suffered were nothing worse than a bad sunburn.
Big news...I made a BIG BOY purchase yesterday.Â Sue and I were having dinner last weekend at a great new Italian place in Dallas, Fresco Grille, when I realized:Â "I need a coat!"Â Stupid, I know, but everything I haveÂ hanging in the closet is a jacket not a coat.Â So I picked up this coat at Burlington COAT Factory.Â Sue swears it's a jacket, not a coat.Â What do YOU think?
3 women will compete in an in-studio Dating Game this Thursday morning @ 8am.
1 of you will win the big date with Snuggy Valentine's Weekend.
Winning date includes:
*Dinner @ Oyster in Wilkes-Barre (voted most romantic dinner spot by The Weekender)
*Spa certicate from Apple Day Spa in Honesdale
*a dozen roses from Flowers by John Mackey
*Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
*a Valentine's Day Ice Cream Cake from Turkey Hill
The countdown is on...til the finale of LOST.Â This week the Exec Producers of the show were on Jimmy Kimmel LiveÂ & announced that the VERY last LOST will be Sunday May 23.Â That's 108 days from today.Â And that's it.Â No more.Â NoÂ Jack & Kate (plus 8?)Â spinoffs.Â Â No Lost:Â The Early Years.Â Â And Hurley will not be competingÂ on the Biggest Loser anytime soon.Â
If you are lost after watching Wednesday's premiere of LOST, here's an explanation from Executive Producer Damon Lindelof--
Right out of the gate, in the first five minutes of the premiere, you get hit over the head with two things that youâre not expecting. The first is that Desmond is on the plane. The second thing that we do is we drop out of the plane and we go below the water and we see that the Island is submerged. What weâre trying to do there is basically say to you, âGod bless the survivors of Oceanic 815, because theyâre so self-centered, they thought the only effect [of detonating the bomb] was going to be that their plane never crashes.â But they donât stop to think, âIf we do this in 1977, what else is going to affected by this?â So that their entire lives can be changed radically.
In fact, it would appear that theyâve sunken the Island. Thatâs our way of saying, âKeep your eyes peeled for the differences that youâre not expecting.â Some of these characters were still in Australia, but some werenât. Shannonâs not there. Boone actually says that he tried to get her back. There are all sorts of other people that we donât see. Whereâs Libby? Whereâs Ana Lucia? Whereâs Eko? These are all the things that youâre supposed to be thinking about.
A few more secrets were revealed on Kimmel's show too.Â Check out these clips if you missed it.
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Modern Family is by far one of the funny new sitcoms this season.Â We talked to Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron on the show.Â Want to find out what a "moon landing" is?Â Here's a bit of the interview if you missed it:
Typing this as I'm watching the Grammy's.Â Sue's not happy because I didn't run to Target and get the 3D glasses for the Michael Jackson tribute!
Good choice having Lady Gaga kick things off.Â The first part was kinda cheese, but the duet with Elton John was pretty amazing.
Gaga is out of the fire and back on the piano with Elton John.
Stephen Colbert came out to deliver the first funny moment of the night:Â "Justin Timberlake may have brought the sexy back, but Susan Boyle sent it away this year. Goodbye, sexy! Your industry was saved by a 48-year-old Scottish cat lady in sensible shoes."
Â Green Day with the cast ofÂ the Broadway show "American Idiot".Â I'm not feelin it boys.
Beyonce sounded great, but what's up with the crotch grabbing?
Pink in a giant diaper singing "Glitter in the Air" minutes before getting turned into a human sprinkler.
Joey B from People mag called the show Thursday morning to clear up all the Brad & Angelina rumors AND to solve the mystery behind Brad's scraggily beard.
Here's what Joey had to say....
Did Brad & Angelina split up? A report of them splitting came from News of the World, a British tabloid known for playing fast and loose with the facts, but it was picked up by The Sunday Times, which isowned by the same company.
Multiple sources close to the couple tell People they are going strong. Any talk of a split is "totally false," says one source, while another adds that "everything is fine."
While the world dissected their breakup, the two stars were nesting in the L.A. home that they share with their kids.
Did they sign a split agreement? Multiple sources close Â to the couple deny the Â News of the World claim that Pitt and Jolie signed papers divvying up custody and property for a breakup. In fact, a source close to the British tabloid says that editors saw an old, prenup-like document, but not one with the details in the story. "They have absolutely no reporting about an actual split," says the source.
Did Brad hold an "intervention" for Angelina? According to a widely repeated tabloid report, during the couple's night out at Alto in Manhattan on Jan. 6, Pitt issued an ultimatum, demanding Jolie seek professional help for depression. But a witness told People, "Angelina was unusually happy that night." Another observer adds, "Brad was very friendly." The couple, who were joined by four pals, ate and drank for more than six hours. "They were the last table to leave here, after 1 a.m.," says one source.
What's the real deal with Brad's Â beard? This just in: Blame George Clooney! A source close to Pitt reveals his beard is a bet between the pals. Clooney gives big bucks to charity for every month Pitt keeps the ZZ Top look, and "bonus donations" every time it's mentioned in the media. Time to pony up, George.
Did Angelina snub Brad's Â family?
Several tabloid reports claim the couple fought over Jolie refusing to spend time with Brad's family. In truth, Brad's brother Doug was spotted with the Jolie-Pitt bunch in New York City over the holidays, and a source says the Jolie-Pitts flew to Springfield, Mo., for a Christmas day visit to Brad's parents.
Why didn't Â they go to the Golden Globes or SAG awards Â together?
Sources close to them say the couple decided a while ago to take a break from the awards circuit this season. Pitt wasn't personally nominated for Inglourious Basterds, though the movie's cast was. After an Â intense awards competition last year, Pitt felt "over it," Â another source says.
20 yr old rising star Eric Tangradi of the WB/Scr Penguins
stopped by to talk us about hockey & his love for "Jersey Shore".
ATTENTION FEMALE PENGUINS FANS!
This weekend the Penguins host the 2nd Annual Hockey 'n Heels event, sponsored by Woodhouse Day Spa.Â Female Penguins fans are invited to be a part of this all-day event.Â You'll get a Red Zone ticket for Saturday's game, a tour of the Arena and the Pens locker room, Hockey 101, equipment demonstrations, a social mixer in the club lounge with food & drink provided, and a special gift bag.Â And you'll get all this for just $30!
Call Mike Chatburn @ 208.5415 or stop by the Penguins store to get tickets.
I was watching the Australian Open on Directv Sunday and took this pic.Â Wow!Â Venus Williams forgot something!Â Don't call meÂ a perve.Â I had to see what all the internet buzz was all about.Â Actually, it LOOKS like she's not wearing underwear, but she's really wearing skin-tone underpants.
BYE BYE COCO
I thought Conan O'Brien ended his short run on the Tonight Show with class.Â He held back on the NBC slams and took time out to thank the people that have made him successful--
"Walking away from The Tonight Show is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Making this choice has been enormously difficult. This is the best job in the world, I absolutely love doing it, and I have the best staff and crew in the history of the medium.
"But despite this sense of loss, I really feel this should be a happy moment. Every comedian dreams of hosting The Tonight Show and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second."
The highlight of the night was the closing jam featuring Will Ferrell, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Beck & Conan himself.
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LADY GAGA IN NYC
Heather Dean snagged tickets from us last week for 1 of the Sold Out LADY GAGA shows in NYC.Â Here's some of her pics and a few others of the freaky fans Lady Gaga attracts!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Radio City Music Hall NYC
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Gaga look-a-like
Â Â Â Â Â Â Looks like Gaga landed in a spaceship
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Poker Face"
Somehow we got knocked off the air this morning.Â Luckily it was right after our show endedÂ and our last set of commercials aired!Â The lights flickered a few times and boom, KRZ was down for the count.Â I'm still not sure what happened.Â One of our engineers tried explaining it to me, but he might as well have been talking Vulcan.Â Watching our crew at work in the rack room scrambling to get theÂ stations back on reminded me of the MacGruber bit from SNL.Â Here's the the trailer from the MacGruber movie which hits theatres in April.Â Funny trailer, the jury is still out on the movie.Â
Not sure where you sit on the whole Leno/Conan mess @ NBC. It's now official. NBC bought Conan out of his contract. His last show is tomorrow night. Coco should be back on the air, more than likely on Fox, in September.Â Here's a pretty funny video put together by obviously a big Conan fan.
We had 2 remarkable young people from the Scranton area on the show this morning.Â Last nightÂ Annie Rowland, a Scranton Prep Senior & her friendÂ Margaret ConaboyÂ organized a Candlelight Walk @ the U in Scranton.Â The Vigil raised over $3000 for the people of Haiti.Â They both have family members that flew to Haiti to aid in the recovery efforts.Â Monday authorities estimated that 200,000 were dead and another 1.5 million homeless.Â The UN's World Food Program needs 100 million prepared meals over the next 30 days.Â It's never too late to help.
Here's a few of the Facebook postings from family & friends in Haiti--
There is so much wrong around here... My heart aches for Haiti. There is so much more than
physical pain now. The people are in survival mode, fighting each other for every blood soaked scrap of blanket.
The next time that you think that your life is difficult, or that you feel that you don't have enough stuff in your house, think of Haiti. Imagine what we are seeing here. It is possible to lose more
Pray for Haiti and her people. They need hope, more hope than I am able to give them...Josh Getts on his second day in Haiti
I feel calm most of the time, but today I held a 2 year old little boy for a couple of hours. His mother didn't want to bother with him, so I held him until they could get him into surgery. I sang to him and
rocked him until they took him back. He barely pulled through and they had to amputate his right leg. That was the first time I cried
I can't even find the words to tell you what is going on here.
Last night we went into Port Au Prince to pick up bodies to bury. When we got to the public hospital and stepped out of the truck, there were hundreds of dead bodies piled everywhere. Most of them had been there since the quake. That part was horrible....
I just received this email from my mom:
Hi annie,This whole situation is really unbelievable. There is so much pain and suffering here at the hospital. Today I worked in the operating room. The first 2 cases were leg amputations. One was an 11 year old girl. Both patients couldn't stop thanking us because they had been suffering for 4 days. We also delivered 2 babies. The families do most of the care for the patients because there really isnât enough help. Anyway, Iâm fine, and really glad I came.
Are you ready for Season 8 of 24?Â If youâve watched the first 7 seasons, I bet you are.Â If youâve never watched, itâs never to late to jump in.Â Thanks to our friends @ Fox 56, Iâve seen the first 4 hrs of this season.Â Newbies, you need to get aboard.Â You wonât be disappointed.Â Check it out Sunday @ 9â¦youâll get sucked in.Â
This time Jack invades the Big Apple.Â OK, the show is shot in Canada, but NYC is the backdrop for this seasonâs story.Â Hang on tight.Â Jack wants to chill with is daughter, the annoying Kim, in LA,Â but gets called back in.Â
Explosions, torture, high-speed chase scenes, assassination plot, Chloe scowling, and as usual, Jack kicking some seriousÂ A.Â This show is a major commitment.Â Letâs just hope the next 20 hours are as exciting as the first 4.
One other noteâ¦
Annie Wersching returns as FBI agent Renee Walker and really turns up the heat in hour 3.Â Sheâll be on with us Monday morning @ 8:30.Â Can't wait.
The search continues today for survivors of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that likely killed thousands of people in Haiti. The Red Cross says as many as many as 3 million people may have been affected.
Here's how you can help-->
--Texting HAITI to 90999 donates $10 to the American Red Cross. It'll appear on your phone bill.
--Texting YELE to 501501 donates $5 to a fund that Wyclef Jean (born in Haiti) set up.
--Red Cross: Go to www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
--Doctors without Borders: Go to www.doctorswithoutborders.org or call 212.763.5779
Recent closings of Greyhound racing tracks around the country has meant thatÂ thousands ofÂ dogs are not only out of a job but homeless as well.Â Joan DiMondo from Pocono Greyhound joined us in the studio Tuesday morning with 3 retired racers, Jimmy, Princess & Reiny.Â Greyhounds make great pets.Â They are very affectionate, intelligent, and considering their racing history, really laid back.Â Most doÂ well with cats and other small animals.Â Â Â If you are thinking of adopting or fostering a Greyhound, Pocono Greyhound is a great place to start.Â They could also use your financial support.
Contact Joan DiMondo, President
405Â Iroquois Loop
Canadensis, PA 18325
Arriving in London on Saturday night, Katy Perry gave the world the first look at her engagement ring from Russell Brand. The comedian, 34, popped the question to the singer, 25, on New Year's Eve over a romantic candle-lit dinner in India.
CANDICE KELLY STOPS BY
WBRE anchor Candice Kelly hung out with us to talk about the new FOX56 News @ 10 that she anchors.Â Â You can now catch Candice @ 5, 5:30, 6, 10 & 11!Â It's all-Candice, all-the-time.Â We also learned that Candice once got tazered, all in the name of a news story.
Â THE GREYHOUNDS ARE COMING!
Tomorrow @ 8am find out how you can be a foster parent for a retired Greyhound.
ZWINGLE, Iowa - Ask this Iowa wife if she got the perfect birthday present and she'll tell you her hubby "dung good."
Carole and Dick Kleis live together on their eastern Iowa farm. This year for her birthday, Dick used more than 120,000 pounds of manure to spell out a special message. It basically says 'Happy Birthday, Love You,' but in shorthand.
And it only took three hours to spell it all out in a stinky, but mushy way.
"It's not hard," said Kleis. "Any manure will work but the good, soft, gushy, warm stuff works the best. It kind of melts the snow."
HAPPY NEW YEAR SNUGGY
And for no particular reason, here's a pic of Snuggy celebrating New Years Eve by raising the roof!
Don't be surprised if you see a bunch of Speedo wearing runners racing thru downtown Berwick this Saturday.Â It's the 1st Annual Berwick Holiday Speedo Fun Run.Â The run starts @ Crickets Bar & Grill in Berwick @ 1pm and benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.Â OK, so at least you're showing skin for a good cause!Â Want to join them?Â CLICK HERE
THE "DO NOT BUY" LISTS
Here's the lists we talked about this morning, with a few additional ideas suggested by you guys.
1--Diet Related Gifts
5--Recycled Jewelry from an ex
And a few more...A Star(thanks to Doug Currin @ WBRE!), Sara Palin's book, The Necky Scarf,Â Â a Popcorn maker.
HOW TO MAKE A McNUGGETINI
Â What do you get when you combine McDonald's Chocolate Shake, barbecue sauce and Chicken McNuggets with vanilla vodka? The McNuggetini, the drink that its creators say combines dinner, dessert and booze.Â Drink up and stay thirsty my friends!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â We think Jeff looks so much cooler!
(NY POST Dec 17)
Here's the cougar who claims she taught Tiger how to be an animal in bed.
Theresa Rogers, 48, is the latest of the 14 women who have come forward with steamy accounts of sex romps with Tiger Woods -- but her claim to fame is that she taught the 33-year-old golf great everything he knows in the sack.
"She just wanted to be the woman who schooled Tiger in the bedroom," a pal reportedly said of the much older woman.
ROLLER DERBY BENEFIT
The WB/Scranton Roller Radicals stopped by to promote this weekend's benefit Roller Bout @ Skate-a-way, Blackman St., Wilkes-Barre.
Doors open @ 5:30, Sunday Dec 20.Â All money raised goes directly to the Helpline for Valley Santa.
We dressed Snuggy as Santa and sent him out with a remote controlled Fart Machine proving that the holidays are a real gas!
LET'S RETIRE THESE PHRASES
Here's the list of overused phrases that need to be retired before the end of the year. Thanks for all the suggestions!
*At the end of the day
*It is what it is
*That's how I roll
*That's what she said!
*You follow me?
*When you know, you know.
*Do you hear what I'm saying?
WHAT IS THAT THING?
Here's the Adam Lambert pic we were talking about from last nite's SYTYCD finale. What is that thing on his shoulder? Maybe it's the same thing that was on Joey's head in that Nickleback song.
Here's the photo we're talking about this morning.Â This was emailed to us byÂ a friend over the weekend.Â Kevin's "tree" is a decorated 2x4.Â That's right, a piece of lumber!Â What do you think?Â Do you have a No-frills way of celebrating Xmas?Â We want to hear about it.
RIHANNA IN GQ
Here's the steamy GQ cover featuring Rihanna.Â Is this a good or bad move for her career?Â Since her new album Rated R hasn't been setting any sales records, this can't hurt.
Here's the website we were talking about this morning.Â It's hilarious and disturbing @ the same time.Â Run for your lives kids, it's a Sketchy Santa!Â If you have a Sketchy Santa pic, we'd love to see it.
Spread the holiday cheer and treat yourself to some holiday relaxation @ SPA NIGHT, Thursday, Dec 10 2-7pm @ The Spa at the McCann School of Business.
For a minimum $5 donation participants will be pampered with chair massages, paraffin treatments, reflexologyl and hand scrubs.Â All money raised will go to the Catherine McCauley Center.Â
The Spa is located in the McCann School of Business @ Technology, 2227 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City.
LADY GAGA MEETS THE QUEEN
Lady Gaga met the Queen...no, not Barbara Walters, but the actual Queen!Â Thanks for dressing up Gaga.
COWS IN THE HOUSE
"Hey, put the Texas Longhorn's game on!"
This is an undoctored pic from Leonard Manhart's house in Barrett Township, Monroe County.Â The mental giant was convicted on 12 counts of animal cruelty for abusing and neglecting 12 cows.Â He's looking at a hefty fine and 90 days in jail.Â We're still waiting on an explanation as to why the dude let the cows loose in his house.
You can read the full story HERE, thanks to the Pocono Record
This is cool.Â Â In a newÂ promo for ABC's "Lost," Ben, Locke, Sawyer and Kate are used as pawns on a giant chessboard as a disembodied voice recites a poem.
The promo is currently airing on "Lost's" Spanish carrier, Cuatro, and serves as their creative solution to a dilemma all of the show's network partners will face as "Lost" gears up for its final season, premiering Feb. 2.
The series' producers have said they'd rather not include any footage from the unseen episodes to use in promos and advertising, so here's what's running on Spanish TV...
Did you do some online shopping @ work yesterday on Cyber Monday?Â You lie!Â Of course you did.Â Here's a few of my discoveries.Â If you found any bargains or somethingÂ cool or ridiculous, let us know.
OK, so you're dog will probably only keep these on his head for 2 seconds, but think of the great photos you can take.Â You're guaranteed to get $19.95 worth of fun out of these.
I've got a crate full of LP's from college in my closet that I would love to listen to (hint hint).Â Now you can convert your vinyl to mp3's for your Ipod or burn them to CD's.Â ION was the first ones to come out with one of these turntables.Â This one with software is $99.95
This is my all-time favorite Hot Sauce.Â The label says it all:Â "So hot it'll burn you twice!"Â It's really not THAT hot.Â Great flavor and just $8.75 for a 12.5 oz bottle.Â Plus, the couple that created this masterpiece, Mike & Diane, are pretty cool people.
Handwritten letters can be sent as well.Â Contact Brenda at the above email address for the shipping address.
Special thanks to the followingÂ for getting involved with this project:
LCCC History Club
Girl Scout Troops 144 & 181
Little Adventures Learning Day Care
United Hebrew Institute
Fell Charter Elementary School
Shannon Bergamino & daughters
Pleasant Valley Middle School
MMI Preparatory School
Bear Creek Charter School
Wayne Highlands School
U of Scranton
Lakeland Elementary School
Marian Catholic School
Michelle Stark's CCD Class
St. Thomas Aquinas
Lake-Lehman Jr. High School
Mt. View Elementary School 1st Grade
Dallas & Wycallis Elementary Schools
Northern Lehigh Middle School
Keep those letters coming!
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Why wait till the last minute to find out about those Christmas sale prices the day after Thanksgiving when you can get a sneak peak? A number of websites post the sale items and prices ahead of time --even actual copies of the retail advertising circulars typically inserted in the Thanksgiving Day newspapers. Some prices are those early bird deals available for just a limited time Friday morning.
The investigative team from NEPA Paranormal stopped by to tell us about their big appearance this weekend on the Animal Planet's new show "The Haunted".Â This weekly series examines the belief that animals are more sensitive to paranormal activity than humans.Â You can catch NEPA Paranormal on "The Haunted" this Sunday, Nov 29 @ 10pm.
When they'd eaten enough, pilgrims would sit down on the couch and:
Â Â a. Unbuckle their pants
Â Â b. Unbuckle their shoes
Â Â c. Unbuckle their hats
It's better to:
Â Â a. Stuff the turkey before cooking
Â Â b. Stuff the turkey in the middle of cooking
Â Â c. Stuff the turkey low into your pants so you can slip past the checkout clerk without paying
A frozen turkey:
Â Â a. Should be thawed for 24 hours in the refrigerator
Â Â b. Will cook up a little drier than a fresh bird
Â Â c. Can regularly beatÂ SnuggyÂ on an IQ test
A turkey trot is:
Â Â a. A sprint to the bathroom
Â Â b. A dance
Â Â c.Â Our boss's treadmill
Only male turkeys gobble. What do female turkeys do?
Â Â a. Cluck
Â Â b. Click
Â Â c. Read Turkeymoiselle magazine
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Have a GREAT Thanksgiving...and don't forget...if there are fights at your Thanksgiving dinner table, You Tube it!Â And then send us the link! :)
We're back on the radio Tuesday morning.
Rocky & Sue
Awesome job by this year's team of volunteers @ the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in WB.Â You helped slice & dice 100 lbs. of potatoes, 500 lbs. of stuffing, 150 lbs. of onions and 1500 lbs. of turkey.Â Over 800 will be served this year, including 600 homebound.Â The kitchen @ 39 East Jackson St can always use the help.Â Food, clothing & cash donations are accepted year round.Â And if you'd like to volunteer to deliver meals to the homebound on Thanksgiving, call 829.7796.
Ryan Leckey from WNEP
Volunteers from the Golden Living Center, WB
Sam's Club contributed 17 turkeys
The crew from McCabe Mortgage
These 2 never stopped laughing
The Monsignor live on the R&S Show
Ryan & Sue
Here's the video starring our volunteers, WNEP's Ryan Leckey & 5 yr old Jake!
Wow! What a turnout @ all the events this weekend. Friday nite's TSO show @ the Arena was SOLD OUT! If you went, you saw another amazing show, and helped to raise over $7000 for the Marine Corps TOYS FOR TOTS campaign. When Sue and I were on stage with Chris & Jay from TSO we got chills. What a sight seeing the Arena @ capacity. Great job!
Saturday we hit the streets of Scranton for the Annual Santa Parade. If you were there, you saw the new & improved KRZ Envoy. The mild weather brought out another great crowd. We bumped into Mayor Dougherty before the parade started and the first thing he wanted to know was "Did you guys bring the toilets with you?". If he ever becomes Guv of PA, he will always remember us for the Potties of Gold from the St. Pat's parade a few yrs back.
Sunday Stanton Lanes in WB was packed with bowlers for TURKEY BOWLING. Shout out to lane #40 who had the high score and the single most strikes by a bowler. And thanks for helping to feed the hungry.
(Thanks to contest winner Melissa Taney)
Sue getting some last minute instructions
Backstage with the big check
Check presentation on stage with Marines & Jay & Chris from TSO
RIHANNA FROM OUTER SPACE
Rihanna made her return to the stage last nite on the AMA's.Â What did you think of her outfit?
Is this from the American Gladiator collection?
If you missed Glambert's performance on the AMA's last nite...here it is!
If you were locked away in a closet, you may not know that People magazineâs âSexiest Man Aliveâ this year is actor JOHNNY DEPP, making him only the third two-time winner other than GEORGE CLOONEY and BRAD PITT. Sorry Twi-hards...Rob Patz got beat out.
Also on the list...
*Robert Downey Jr.
*The guys from "Glee"
You can catch Joey B from People Mag on our show with the latest celeb news every Thursday morning @ 7:40.
OK, I was wrong in yesterday's Blog.Â The Bud Adams "Flippin' the Double Bird" was funny, but this one is even better.Â It just another reason I can't stand cats.Â This poor cop wants nothing to do with this feline and the thing won't leave him alone!
Thanks for stopping by Dunkin Donuts in WB this morning & helping out the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen.Â Â Sue, Snuggy @ the DD Cup worked the drive-thru and collected almost $500! Nice work.
Thanks so much for volunteering for next Tuesday's Kitchen Crew @ the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in WB.Â We have over 50 KRZ listeners ready to do all the Thanksgiving prep work @ the kitchen.Â This is awesome.Â If you still want to help, here's how you can make a difference in your community.
We're collecting non-perishable food, clothing & cash for the kitchen.Â Wednesday we will be live @ the Dunkin Donuts on Scott St. in WB from 6-9am.Â Make a donation, and Dunkin Donuts we'll hook you up with free coffee.
You can also drop off your donations when we're live @ the soup kitchen Tuesday Nov 24 5-9am.Â Get involved and do your part!
It's only Tuesday, but we're pretty sure this will be the video of the week!Â The owner of the Tennessee Titans had a few choice gestures for his team's oppenent, the Buffalo Bills.Â Btw, he was fined $250,000 by the NFL.Â No word on how much he was fined by the fashion police for that cheezy powder blue suit!
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NEW MOON STUFF
Â Robert Pattinson @ last nite's Hollywood premiere
Yesterday we spoke to Ryan Leckey's (the Live with Leckey guy) media class @ Marywood University.Â What a great bunch of kids.Â Â Â You might be hearing some of them on the radio some time in the near future.Â Thanks for the invite Professor Leckey!
NEW MOON MANIA
By request here's a pic of Robert Pattinson (Edward from the Twilight movies) rolling around in the sheets.Â Want to go see New Moon & the first Twilight movie?Â Listen to KRZ Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of next week for your chance to win tickets @ WB Movies 14.Â They gave us our own theatre!!!
KITCHEN CREW UPDATE
We still have a few spots open if you want to volunteer to do the prep would @ the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre.Â This year's event is Tuesday Nov 24, 5-9am.Â If you can't make it, please make an effort to drop off canned food items, non-perishables or clothes.Â The kitchen can always use the help!
...but she might just get me to go see the new Twilight movie next week!
And is she one of the ones that bites?
WHAT DON'T YOU GET?
Susan Boyle was on DWTS last nite and the crowd went nuts.Â I still don't get her.Â Why do people go crazy over this woman?Â I know her story of how she blew away Simon Cowell & the other judges on "Britain's Got Talent".Â Good for her.Â But now I hear she's going up against Lady Gaga in the People's Choice Awards for "Favorite Breakthrough Music Artist."Â Pullleeeeeeeze.Â I don't think I'm alone on this.Â Anyway, this morning we had you call in with "Things you don't get".Â Here's the list:
*Â Reality TV
*Â Laptops in Donut shops
*Â Breastfeeding in public
*Â Shopping at Malls
*Â Â the songÂ "Fireflies" by Owl City
*Â Waiting in line atÂ Midnight for a video game
*Â Robert Pattinson
*Â Texting someone in the same roomÂ
Â WEBSITE EXCHANGE
Congrats to Rocky & Sue show listener Amanda.Â She won passes to check out Daughtry in the KRZ Spotlight Lounge by suggesting the following website:Â Â Marry Any Ugly Millionaire
It's been crazy this week with you guys calling in trying to win passes to the Spotlight Lounge starring Daughtry.Â Here's a simple way to win.Â Thursday morning @ 7 will be asking for the dumb Daughtry phrase.Â It's your key to winning tickets.Â The phrase is below.Â See it there in quotes?Â Dumb yes, but it could win you tickets.
Here's the phrase you need to win:Â "What's up with my freakin' sideburns?"
Remember it.Â Write it down.Â Have it with you Thursday morning @ 7 to win passes to hang with Daughtry!
Here's our latest little from Big Brothers/Big Sisters.Â This is Bobby from Shavertown.Â We had an awesome time at the Penguins game Friday night.Â Bobby met Tux, got his name mentioned on the PA, and even went home with a puck.Â There are many boys and girls just like Bobby in our area that would benefit by having a Big in their life.Â Why not become a volunteer today?
CLICK HERE to find out how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister
WHAT HAPPENED TO SAMMY SOSA?
WHAT A GREAT GUEST!
Did you miss our interview of Elizabeth Mitchell from "V" & "Lost"?
You can listen to it right here!
SIGN UP TO BE A KITCHEN CREW VOLUNTEER It's that time of year again...time to volunteer @ the Soup Kitchen.Â Once again we're looking for volunteers to help out with our annual Kitchen Crew @ the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen.Â Every year you've helped do the prep work @ theÂ kitchen for their Thanksgiving dinner.Â If you've never volunteered before, why not get involved this year?Â You'll be a better person for it!
What:Â 18th Annual Kitchen Crew with Rocky & Sue
When:Â Tuesday November 24, 5:30-9:00am
Where:Â St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, East Jackson St, Wilkes-Barre
SIGN UP TO BE A KITCHEN CREW VOLUNTEER It's that time of year again...time to volunteer @ the Soup Kitchen.Â Once again we're looking for volunteers to help out with our annual Kitchen Crew @ the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen.Â Every year you've helped do the prep work @ theÂ kitchen for their Thanksgiving dinner.Â If you've never volunteered before, why not get involved this year?Â You'll be a better person for it!
What:Â 18th Annual Kitchen Crew with Rocky & Sue
When:Â Tuesday November 24, 5:30-9:00am
Where:Â St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, East Jackson St, Wilkes-Barre
This weekend we recieved an email from Vince Sweeney, Executive Director of the SPCA of Luzerne County.Â Please read andÂ consider adopting Â a homeless dog or cat if possible.
Dear Rocky and Sue,
Weâve got a problem here, a big crowd.Â Let me throw a few numbers at you â as I write this we have 66 dogs and 197 cats.Â Weâre jammed, full, at near capacity, so give your friends and family a poke and tell them get over to our shelter for a visit.Â The âdog jamâ is due in part to the closing of lots of commercial kennels across Pennsylvania.Â The SPCA of Luzerne County is being a good neighbor and helping where we can.Â Your next âbest friendâ is probably waiting right here. Please, come for a visit, youâre always welcome.Â No ride? No problem â the LCTA bus stops right at our front door.Â Hop on the bus and come see us.
This is Rocky and Sue from 98.5 KRZ Radio in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA.Â Weâve been on the air in Northeast PA for the last 20 years and feel privileged to live in a free country.Â We appreciate and applaud you for making this your mission.
On todayâs radio show, we made it OUR mission to compose a letter with the help from our listeners.Â We will let them take it from here.
Today Jamie from New Milford, is celebrating the Yankees winning the World Series. Krissy from New Milford is driving to work looking at the bare trees waiting on the first snowfall. Cindy from Gouldsboro is participating in this group effort to compose this letter and just wants to say hi.
Desiree from Blakesley says her class @ Middle Smithfield School is celebrating the word of the month which is âthankfulness.â They are thankful for our soldiers. Debbie from Montessori Home Schoolers is working on photography today. Â Bianca from Beech Lake is cutting firewood and getting trucks ready for snowplowing.Â Sheâs hoping for a snowy winter.
Nadia from Henryville says she just bought her kids a new puppy and they call him Karma so people will be nice to him. Â Jodie, who is a Scranton pre-school teacher says they are preparing a big thank you note to the Gino Merli center next week. It is an area VA center.
Darlene from the Lackawanna College says they are having their Spirit Week and the Homecoming is Saturday. Â Jessica from Brooklyn PA says sheâs very sad sheâs turning 30 next week. Chris from Swoyersville says sheâs driving the kids to school and just hit a crappy PA pothole!
Brandy from Mifflinville says she just moved into a new apartment with her kids. Â Â Cathy is waiting for us to play the $1000 song of the day on KRZ so she can âwin me some CASH!!!â Â Roberta from Hanover is looking for her chihauhau that went under the fence.Â Heather in Olyphant wants to remind us that she and her husband are Veterans of OIF & OEF.Â They are having a âTroops Nightâ fundraiser @ Russenâs Bar in Olyphant tomorrow night.Â All proceeds will go towards making Christmas packages for Men & Women of the Military.
In closing, we hope you stay safe and return home soon.Â We are proud of you and think of you often.Â You are not forgotten.
Here is our address:
Rocky & Sue
98.5 KRZ Radio
Pittston, PA 18640
We would love to have a reply to share with our listeners.
Rocky & Sue and some of the thousands of KRZ listeners
Jim Stevens says he's not particularly religious and is clueless about why an image resembling Jesus Christ keeps appearing on his pickup.
Stevens â of Jonesborough, Tennessee â says nearly every morning, an image that looks to him like the face of Jesus Christ has appeared in the condensation on the driver's side window of his Isuzu truck.
A Johnson City Press photo of the truck showed a facial image.
Stevens said when he first saw the image, he figured it would evaporate and not return. But it kept reappearing for two weeks now.
Stevens said folks at the grocery store he goes to were amazed to see the image.
He says he isn't going to wash the truck for a while.
Want to put a smile on the face of someone in the military this holiday season?Â Brenda Dill of Nanticoke is collecting letters to be sent to the troops in Iraq.Â Her brother Brian is back in Iraq for another tour of duty and this is her way of showing support.Â All you have to do is take a few minutes and compose a letter addressed to "Dear Soldier".Â Brenda will be boxing up all the letters and personally sending them overseas.
If you are a teacher, and would like your entire classroom to send letters, Brenda would be more than happy to send those as well.Â Email Brenda at the above address, and she will send an address for shipping.
Deadline for letters is Dec 4.
ONE FINAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME
NOVEMBER 2--A Halloween reveler dressed up as a Breathalyzer machine was arrested early Sunday for drunk driving. James Miller, an 18-year-old college student, was busted in Oxford, Ohio after cops spotted him driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. An actual Breathalyzer machine recorded Miller's blood alcohol content as .158, nearly twice the state's legal limit. Miller, pictured in the below mug shot, was charged with underage drinking and DUI.Â Miller's costume, which retails for about $30, includes three sobriety levels: Boring, Life of the Party, and Sotally Tober. It also includes a well-placed plastic tube with the instructions "Blow Here."Â Stay thirsty, my friend!
THINGS YOU'LL LEARN WHEN MOVING IN WITH A GUY
Here's the list of 5 "horrifying" things you'll learn when moving in a guy that we read this morning:
1--We clean on a regular basis (might be once a month, but it's still on a regular basis)
2--We ruin towels
3--We pee in the sink (& other places too!)
4--We make noises (hacking, farting, burping, coughing snoring, heck we're human)
5--We have guys over
We knew there couldn't be just 5, so here's some of the things ladies added to the list:
--we like to adjust ourselves
--we scratch ourselves with household utensils
--we pee on the seat
--we can't throw our dirty clothes in the hamper
--we leave crumbs everywhere
--we clip our toenails on the coffee table
--we eat in the bathroom
--we don't put toilet paper back on the roll
We went to see the Michael Jackson movie last nite.Â Lots of thought running thru my head while I watched the greatest performer of our generation.Â It's sad to think of what could've been.Â Michael's voice sound amazing.Â This was more than I was expectiong for someone who hadn't performed live in such a long time, and that was medicated to the extent that Michael was.Â It was sad to watch at times, the talent, the control, the way he seemed to have his fingers on every element of this show, all wasted.Â We get a peek into what could've been one of the greatest live shows ever.Â The film will only be in theatres for 2 weeks, so get out and see it on the big screen.Â You won't be disappointed.
Â GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Jam"
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Human Nature" planning
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Smooth Criminal"
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Smooth Criminal"
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Thriller"
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Beat It"
Cliff Lee got it done in New York last night as the Phils beat the Yanks in Game 1 of the World Series.
Game 2 is tonite.Â Jay-Z & Alicia Keys are expected to sing "Empire State of Mind" before the game.
Look for it on Fox @ 7:30pm.Â
We got the scoop on this week's People from our insider friend Joey B.
Here's some highlights:
Cover: Andre Agassi's Secret Life Exclusive excerpt from his new memoir He admits to using crystal meth at one point during his tennis career Talks about his marriage to Brooke Shields (he didn't want to get married) He admits he used to wear a hairpiece
Alanis Morissette: My Weight Struggles Last year she weighed about 20 pounds more than she does now (she gained it on tour) She says she's in the best shape of her life and considers food fuel instead of something that's going to make her look a certain way She has a mostly vegan diet now; she has a spinach banana smoothie for breakfast As a teen she battled anorexia and bulimia
Former Bachelor Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney: Happily Ever After The pair were engaged in New Zealand (where they had gone during the show) Last month she moved from Milwaukee to his home in suburban Seattle
Alleged Teen Burglars Target the Stars Six suspect have been arrested in a string of burglaries targeting Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Rachel Bilson The ringleader was obsessed with celebrity fashion, say sources The teens located the stars's homes using Hollywood star maps and the Internet and calculated when they wouldn't be home They reportedly stole at least $2.8 million in clothes and jewelry Once of the women who was arrested was filming a reality show pilot for E!
Rumor Patrol: Gerard Butler and Jessica Simpson: Despite a report of a "date," a source says they have a mutual friend and all went out together John Mayer and Rashida Jones: An online report claims they had a romantic dinner. A rep for Jones says "it's not true."
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner: Date Night! They caught an L.A. Kings game together then headed to a Beverly Hills hotel. A witness says Swift looked "excited" and Lautner seemed "very protective" of his date.
These 2 mental giants from Iowa can really think on their feet.Â They used a black Magic Marker to create "disguises" so they wouldn't be recognized
when they tried breaking into an apartment.Â Want to take a guess how this story ended up?
The clowns from the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus invade our studio tomorrow morning. I'm not looking forward to it one bit. Clowns creep me out. I think it has something to do with the painted on smile. They're laughing on the outside, and yes, crying on the inside. I'll be a trooper and help promote the circus...just keep these clowns away from me!
That's my unnatural fear...what's yours?
We had a ton of calls on this.
*bodies of water
*Quaker Oats guy
*touching cloth with tongue
*big pieces of chicken
*snakes (bad things always happen)
*people walking behind me
*anyone walking on stilts
ON TOMORROW'S SHOW
You've seen him on the Comedy Central Roasts & Dancing with the Stars, Comic Jeffrey Ross @ 8am
Saturday we went on our Annual Ghost Hunt, this time investigating reports of paranormal activity @ the old Elks Lodge in Mahanoy City.Â There had been reports of party sounds coming from the upstairs ballroom, the piano playing on its own, and the jukebox mysteriously turning itself on & off.Â Our group, lead by Kevin & the other investigators from the Central PA Paranormal Research Association did experience some unexplainable events.Â Did we make contact with an entity? Watch the video, and you decide.
Here's a few pics from our investigation
Elks Lodge, Mahanoy City
What's an Elks Lodge without an Elk?
Sue looks like she's already seen a ghost!
Could the guys in the photo be haunting the lodge?
Is this two-way radio static or an entity screaming over the two-way?
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NEW MOON TOUR
As if the upcoming flick "New Moon" needs any more hype to make it a success, producers have a big treat in store for "Twilight" fanatics. E! Online reports participating Nordstrom and Hot Topic stores will be giving away VIP tickets to a special tour that will feature cast members from the sequel, question-and-answer sessions and other "surprises" in 15 cities across America including:Â
Â Â Nov 11: Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA.)
Â Â Nov 19: Times Square (New York, NY.)
Â Â The VIP passes will be given away starting at 8 am next Saturday, Halloween morning
TOMORROW ON THE R&S SHOW:
*The Mistress of the Dark, Elvira calls
*Win more passes to the Michael Jackson movie "This Is It"