They’re calling it a return to normalcy at Penn State this weekend but I’m thinking it will be anything but that.
Emotion will be overflowing at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
And even though both Penn State and Ohio will be wearing decals on their helmets showing support for the Sandusky victims, let’s hope the focus is on football.
After some last minute scrambling this week I was finally able to score tickets for the home opener. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to a Nittany Lions football game, but I made a promise to show support for the team this season.
I thought it was important to be there in the stands for the first game.
And even though I’m a grad of Penn State’s opponent, Ohio U, I’ll be rooting full force for the Lions.
Jeff Reese, head instructor @ Gracie Jiu Jitsu/Scranton MMA joined us on the show this morning. He's spreading the word on Scranton MMA's official anti-bullying, self-defense program BULLYSHIELD.
160,000 kids miss school every day because they live in fear of being bullied. Physical and/or verbal abuse causes depression and lowers self-esteem. At Scranton MMA they seek to Bullyshield your child by building their confidence through the teaching of self-defense.
Jeff was nice enough to offer 25 FREE 30 day programs to our listeners. If you want to get your kid signed up for the FREE BullyShield starter program send me an email.
And if you need more info on the BullyShield program go here.
Teachers back in the day could get away with a lot more than they can today. I had a 4th Grade teacher named Mrs. Pause. She was 4' 11", but didn't act it. If she caught you talking in class you could expect 1 of 2 things to happen: either she would sneak up behind you and whack you in the back of your head with her hand OR fling an eraser right between your eyes.
And on my Senior class trip in High School we spent 2 nights at a camp ground with cabins. A few teachers acted as chaperones. The "cool" English teacher that all the girls had the hots for actually went on a beer run for us! Times have changed.
What did your teacher do when you were in school, that there is no way they would get away with today?
Here's what some of you had to say--
Have a GREAT weekend!
Hey guys when I was in high school (late 70's) we had a male teacher that had a stash of adult mags in his desk and he allowed us to browse the pics. We also had another teacher that used smokeless tobacco and let us use it in his class.
A teacher from Central Columbia high school, Bloomsburg PA did pose for Playboy and I can’t remember for the life of me her name.....she was a centerfold and kids constantly posted the pics in hallways
A teacher @ Poc Mt high school around 94' was a Coors Light girl. Poster was in a beer distributor.
A teacher would place a metal garbage can over a student’s head and bang on it with a ruler.
My volley ball coach: "What's a matter with you? Do you have your period?" (when we didn't move fast enough!)
I had a teacher in high school that used to slap students on the wrist with a rubber spatula she called her “Lady Rubbermaid.”
Our electrical shop teacher gave me and a friend keys to his car countless times to go to Burger King for lunch as long as he got a vanilla milk shake.
When I was in 5th grade (early 80's), there was a kid that talked all the time (probably had ADHD looking back), and our teacher would make him wear a dog muzzle!
Joe S. sprayed me with a water fire extinguisher for asking to go to the bathroom.
Although it was only last year, a substitute came into our class and said he was drunk.
I graduated in 01 and I remember this was in junior high school I had a teacher if any females wore skirts in his class he would make them sit right in the front.
I had a teacher that would swear at kids and smack kids' heads together. He also would not let a girl go to the bathroom so she wet herself. This was 4th grade.
I graduated in 1990 and I had an English Lit teacher who was a stoner and often came to class stoned.
My 1st grade teacher took us on a "field trip." We went for a walk through the city to the bank so she could cash her check. We were told not to tell our parents, but in the 80s, apparently schools didn't keep track of us.
Our gym teacher. If we were chewing gum in class we would have to put a piece of gum in a box and take an old one out and chew it for the rest of class.
I just graduated in 2008 and we had a teacher who would jump on kids' desks if they weren't paying attention.
My History teacher would bum smokes from students and go out for smoke breaks with students.
Here's the list we were talking about this morning. Learn it. Live it. This WILL BE on the test Friday.
1-- I think we should see other people. (Don't breakup via text. Be a man and do it over the phone. :) I mean face-to-face.)
2-- Will You Marry Me? (Really? A proposal? She'll never see that one coming. Go back to #1 and don't collect $200!)
3-- Anything longer than 2 sentences. (Remember what else your phone does? It works just like A PHONE!!! Call the person.)
4-- Any text that requires an answer other than YES or NO. (Remember what you learned in Rule #3?)
5-- A photo of your junk. (Obvious, but it needs to be said. Has there ever been a woman turned on by this? If so, there's a line of guys that want your number! And ladies, if you're guilty, there's a bunch of guys willing to give you THEIR number.)
Sue & I had a fun weekend in NYC visiting my sister. We really lucked out at the free Reggae concert in Central Park Sunday by getting seats behind the woman with the biggest hair ever! We asked if we could take our pic with her and she said "No!", so I had to sneak this one. Erykah Badu is alive and well and hanging out in NYC.
Later we went to really cool Art Deco movie theatre in the East Village. And before you say documentaries are boring, you've gotta go see "Searching for Sugar Man". This amazing movie is about a little known singer/songwriter from Detroit named Rodriguez. He released 2 obscure albums in the early 70's then disappeared. Somehow he became a sensation in South Africa, but never knew it. 20 years later he played sold out concerts there. I'm not doing the story justice. It really is an amazing story! GO SEE THIS FILM if it plays locally at the Dietrich or Kirby. Or check out the music of Rodriguez. His music is raw and full of emotion and his voice sounds like a mix Bob Dylan & James Taylor.
We capped off the weekend with a visit to the Guggenheim art museum.
One of the artists featured was Franz Kline. I had never heard of him until this exhibit. And the weird thing? He was born in Wilkes-Barre in 1910. Google him.
And speaking of art, what do you think of this fine example of street art? Pretty sweet, huh?
We were talking this morning about the guy from Mississippi that drove almost 3000 miles to bring back pizza from his hometown in Massachusetts! He packed up his car with 10 cooler so he could haul back 250 pizza from his favorite place.
We all have that one local food or restaurant from home that we would drive hundreds of miles for.
Whenever Sue and I visit her folks in Maine, we always have to stop in for a cup of chowder at Cappy’s Chowder House in Camden. Anticipating the thick, creamy chowder makes that 8 hour road trip well worth it!
What food would you drive hundreds of miles for?
Here’s what you had to say this morning--
I miss my Wawa.
Nick Tahoe’s for a garbage place in Rochester, NY.
Blimpie’s Sandwiches and White Castle, both in New Jersey.
Pat’s Cheesesteaks in Philly.
Crabcakes at Banko’s.
Maroni’s Pizza, West Side.
Old Forge Pizza.
I would drive to NY to get a gyro from White Dolphin on the Boardwalk.
I’d go to NY for Steak ‘n Shake.
I would drive to NYC to get my fill of rice ‘n beans and roast pork.
A dirty water hotdog from Times Square, NYC!
Bottleneck’s in Hazelton. Best wings in the world.
Kay’s Pizza in Daleville.
Whenever I visit my family in NEPA, I always grab a tray of pizza from Tommy’s in Kingston on the way out of town.
Potato Pancakes from Jones’.
My husband has made special trips to White Castle.
I live in Hazleton and go to NY just for pizza.
I have family that visits from Florida and they always take a case of Tastycakes back with them.
Sabatini’s pizza in Exeter.
Ruby’s Pizza in Nanticoke and everything at the Sanitary Bakery.
There’s nothing like Duff’s Hot Wings from Buffalo, NY.
Thank God I live across the street from the Yuengling Brewery in Tampa, Fl or I’d never have a lager!
Yesterday Team KRZ hit the pavement for the Endure Bike Ride to benefit the American Cancer Society. What an awesome day for this event! And thanks to my teammate Brian Coe of the WB/Scranton Penguins, we raised $1235 for the ACS.
200+ bike riders left Wilkes U @ 8:15am. Some did the 10 mile course, others chose the more challenging 36 or 62.
I did the 36 miler that snaked thru the Back Mountain.
What a GREAT start to the ride! Public Square in Wilkes-Barre and Wyoming Ave. was totally blocked to let our fellow riders go thru. I don't mind SHARING the road, but it's even better when you OWN it!!!
Here's our course...challenging for a novice rider like myself, but not brutal. Think about signing up next year, or better yet, join Team KRZ.
My Dad would've been 90 yesterday, so I rode with his watch in my back pocket. It was comforting having him with me all 36 miles.
Tutu girl. Wonder if that's aerodynamic?
I'll probably be doing the radio show standing up all this week! If you've ever been on a bike for any length of time, you know why!
Thanks to Endure Ride organizers Brian & Vince for putting together an incredible ride.
(that's Vince & I at the finish line at Wilkes U.)
I pretty much got killed on phone calls and texts this morning after I said guys don’t ask their girlfriend’s Dad for permission to marry anymore. I really thought this was a tradition from another generation.
Didn’t this custom disappear with malt shoppes, 57 Chevys and sock hops?
My question: Does anyone UNDER 30 still do this? I didn’t think so.
Wow! You would’ve thought I said something bad about puppies or the First Lady!
It is still the proper thing to do.
And as we found out from a lot of our listeners, YOUR future in-laws will appreciate it. You just might even catch them off-guard. AND you will get this new relationship (with the in-laws) off to a good start!
I’ve been wrong before, but never THIS wrong!
Til the morning…
I'm 39 and I got married at the age of 21 and I don't think my husband asked for permission. I do have 2 young boys though and I would hope they would ask for permission because it is respectful.
Hi my name is Andrew I asked my father in law twice to marry my wife the 2nd time he gave his permission. I’m 34 now I was 29 when I asked.
If a guy asks the parent,s permission ithas more to do with the respect the girl had for them, not his personal opinion.
I fully expect my daughter’s fiance to ask permission when they’re ready...respect should never go out of style.
I didn't ask her parents. What the heck do I care what they have to say. I'm 27. We’ve been engaged for 7 months.
I was married once and got engaged in February this year and am getting married in September. Neither time were my parents asked.
My 21 year old asked me about 6 months ago if I would be upset if he married his girlfriend and I told him make sure he asks her dad. He said I already did!
My now husband asked my Dad for permission when we were 26 and we are now 29. My father’s response was "good luck with that... What am I getting in my dowry?”
Asking the bride’s parents permission or blessing is a tradition that is worth keeping no matter what age. I asked my wife’s 12 yr old son because her parents were gone & the son was the man of the house.
I'm 31 and my husband is 29. We are married a year and he talked to my Dad before he proposed.
My fiance, who is 24, asked my Dad for permission to marry me. We got engaged about 2 months ago.
I’m 26. My fiance asked both my Mom and Dad before he proposed. I felt it was a huge act of respect not so much for us, but more for our parents because that is the era they were raised in.
My husband is 30 and we've been married 7 yrs and he asked BOTH my parents via fortune cookie!
Hey Rock. I’m 25 my hubby proposed AFTER asking my Dad when I was 23. All of his brothers have asked their Dad-in-laws before they asked their wives. There is 3 of them and the oldest is 31.
Me and my husband got married August 15th of last year. I am 22 he is 21. He did NOT ask my Father. We.rent the third floor from my parents now so it’s a bit tense. My Father didn’t even show up at my wedding. My mother walked me down the aisle.
Parents don't control who their daughter marries really anymore. I would never make my daughter’s fiance ask my husband for permission. It's as if he believes they own me when it's my decision so, no, men don't have to ask for their Father’s permission nor any of that!
Hey I’m 23 and I asked for my wife’s Father’s permission to marry her. I even asked him permission to date her.
One of the most memorable images so far in the Olympic Games was the sight of Oscar Pistorius of South Africa this weekend. Oscar, or “the Blade Runner” as he’s called, became the FIRST EVER double amputee to compete in the Olympics.
Pistorius had both legs amputated below the knee and was fitted with a pair of carbon-fiber blades. He finished 2nd Saturday in the 400m race to make it to the semi-final round, than finished last and dropped out of medal contention.
Competing at the Olympic level is a major accomplishment for ANY athlete, let alone one missing limbs.
But as Sue and I watched the highlights, I started thinking of the other athletes. What if one of them cramped up or pulled a muscle while racing to the finish line? Is it fair they are competing with someone that has non-human parts?
I don’t want to take anything away from the “Blade Runner’s” accomplishments. What Pistorius did over the weekend was absolutely stunning, and I’m sure an inspiration to anyone with any sort of disability. But is it REALLY fair?
I’d love to hear what you think.
Here’s what some of you had to say this morning--
The "Blade Runner" has the disadvantage of not having human ankles & feet that help w/ balance. He has compensate w/ the rest of his body, something that most people take for granted
I would imagine the Olympic committee looked at whole situation thoroughly & if the "blade runner's" competitors r ok w/ him, what’s to question?
Yes its fair... he has certain disadvantages... He is slow of the start becouse of the lack of muscles... and i am sure he has his own concerns to worry about... And if someone doesnt prepare enough how is it his fault if they cramp or get injured... He has no legs below his knees... How is that an advantage?
Personally if they think he has an advantage, let them chop their own legs off to even things out.
Have you thought about the area of attachment of the prosthesis? I imagine that area must be quite beat up after a race.
While his accomplishments should not go unrecognized, this is similar to the bathing suit technology controversy. It is a fabricated scientific enhancement.
You said carbon fiber, Not steel. Huge difference between the two. Carbon fiber extremly light weight flexible and far superior to steel. Those can not weigh no where near the weight of a human leg thus making it easier on the heart and breathing, UNFAIR to others. Amazing yes, but fair no.
I never thought of what you were pointing out. But, thinking wear and tear on the "stump" that's hitting the prosthetic leg. That's got to count for something And something "normal" runners won't ever experience. Finally, the human foot can balance against hitting barriers (such as a stone or whatever) in the path -- where the blade can't. Just sayin
They had done very extensive testing and have reports to prove that his springs are not making him faster or have an advantage over a human leg