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Posts from February 2013

Monkey Doing Pushups Video!
Why are monkeys doing human stuff so funny?

Who cares!  This is ridic.

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Weekend in Photos

A fun weekend started out with my monthly Big Brother event.  Joseph and I spent 2 hours racking up tickets at Chuck E. Cheese in Wilkes-Barre Township.

Joseph is schooling me in Air Hockey.


And as I say every month, Big Brothers/Big Sisters can ALWAYS use more Bigs.  There are WAY TOO MANY great kids like Joseph in NEPA that could use a Big Brother or Big Sister.

Can you give up a few short hours every month to make a difference in a young kid's life?  If the answer is YES, volunteer!!!

Want to find out about the program?  CLICK HERE!!!

Friday night Lissa, Freddie and I hosted the Incred-I-Bowl at Chacko's Family Bowling in Wilkes-Barre.  We all forgot how much fun bowling can be!  Good times.

My team of winners:  The Lebowski's, Hillary, Suzanne & Kathleen.

Here we are showing our winning form.
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Zach's Farewell Song
Zach Sobiech is the high school senior from Minnesota we were talking about this morning.

When Zach was 13, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.  Recently the prognosis got worse--doctors told Zach he only has until this May to live.

"The day I found out, it was a nightmare kind of thing," said Zach.  "You just didn't really want to accept it.  You are in complete denial."

Zach decided to take a positive approach.  He wrote and recorded a song called "Clouds" as a thank you to everyone that has stood by him during his battle.

We played a bit of "Clouds" on KRZ this morning, but I thought you needed to hear the entire thing.

Wow!  It's amazing song from a one-of-a-kind kid.  Quite the inspiration.

And good luck listening without shedding a tear.


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Don't Watch These Movies...

...with your PARENTS!!!

We’ve all been in this situation before.  You’re watching a movie with your parents and suddenly there’s a scene that makes you squirm.  Maybe you sit there an act like nothing is happening.  Or maybe you get up to get a drink or make popcorn.

A few years ago Sue’s parents insisted they wanted to see the Borat movie.

“We hear it’s supposed to be really funny,” they said.

Yeah, it’s funny alright!

Thanks to Borat’s accent, they didn’t pick up on most of the dialogue but they did SEE the nude wrestling scene with Borat and his obese friend/movie producer.

We still laugh about it.

How about you?

When I was 15 I begged my Dad to take me to see “A History of Violence” because I was a big fan of the lead actor. I had no idea that there would be oral sex scenes. Can you say awkward?
Porky's the first one I was 13 watching it with my mom.... Ugh!

Ted!!! My 14 year old tricked me into it and said it was about a magical teddy bear.

Flight w my dad.... The opening scene was of an alarm clock going off & it zooms out 2 show half of a naked lady & u can see her boob. Then it pans out again so u can see her back & i was "well that was interesting" to fill the gap & my dad was like yeah. & then she gets up off the bed & walks to the camera! She was totally naked & u could see EVERYTHING! I was like oh my gosh

I saw Unfaithful in the theaters with my parents... I guess we didn't know what it was about.... bad idea

My great aunt and uncle took me to see There's Something about Mary when it was in theatres.

OMG took my 17-year-old niece to see Black Swan. I was mortified

With my mother--The girl with the dragon tattoo.

The sex scene in 300.. I watched it with both my parents and I'm 15. Ridiculously awkward.

I watched the girl with the dragon tattoo with my dad. The rape scenes... Can you say awkward?

Eddie Murphy delirious!! I was pretending I didn't know what the bad words meant!!

Love and other Drugs was an intense movie to watch with my 50 Year old parents!

My mom, my sister and me went to see Sex and the City 2. The shower scene with Gilles Marini, I think my Mom said something like, "Hmmmm, okay, that's interesting." lol!

As far as violent films go, the best had to be Robocop. My grandfather & uncle took me to the Casino Theater in Mt. Pocono when it came it in '88 ... I was 12 ... I don't think they knew how bloody & violent it was before going to see it lol

Zack and Miri make a porno came on tv when we were watching as a family. My parents kept it on. Awkward.

9 1/2 Weeks, I'll never live down the all the sexual content that was continuous haha!!!

Definitely "American Pie" when I was about 14 years old.. you could actually feel the awkward in the room at the time.

The Adam Sandler movie "That's my boy " with my 91 year old grandma. She had her hands over her eyes.

Die Hard with a vengeance when I was like 10. Too much cursing!

The Color of Night with Bruce Willis. I was 13 and watched it with not only my mom, but our PRIEST as well.

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What the Kale???!!!

I got into a big debate last night on my Facebook page over the above pic of Kale.

So called veggie "experts" were claiming what I sauteed WAS NOT Kale. :)

Kale is one of the healthiest veggies on the planet.  It's very high in beta carotene, vitamins K & C and rich in calcium.  Some think eating Kale on a regular basic could provide significant health benefits, including cancer protection and lowered cholesterol.

I'm trying to eat more of this so-called SUPER FOOD.

And yes, veg heads, what I cooked last night WAS indeed BABY Kale.

That being said, anyone have any killer Kale recipes to make this stuff easier to eat?  My Kale, red pepper, jalapeno, carrot & white wine sautee was ok, but it needed something to jazz it up.

What the Kale do you do with this stuff?


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Russian Meteor Video!!!

Wow!!!  It's like something out of "Independence Day"!

Check out this vid of the Russian meteor.

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V Day is Complicated Enough!!!

We had a listener ask for some Valentine’s Day advice.  Her plan?  To wait until Valentine’s Day to break the news to her guy that she was preggers.  This is something they both wanted to happen, but he still doesn’t know.

And yesterday morning we debated…is this a good or bad idea?

My take?  DON’T WAIT!!!  Why withhold this information?  Put yourself in the guy’s shoes.  Wouldn’t you want to know IMMEDIATELY?

Sure, it sounds like a cutesy idea to surprise your guy on Valentine’s Day with some funny little Baby Daddy card, but what’s the first thing that he’s going to say?


Don’t do it.  Valentine’s Day is a special day for YOU ladies…don’t cloud it with the baby news.  Keep that special on a separate day.

Your thoughts?


Depends if they discussed it and wanted a child. She should use her judgment--she knows him better than the listeners do.

U have all these guys now wondering if they’re that guy . And just for that I think she should wait for Valentine’s Day . LOL

Give him a Happy Valentine’s Day Daddy card.

Waiting isnt a bad idea but I think she should share the news at home now; more personal & intimate then celebrate on V-day.

I think it's an excellent idea. I don't think he'd be upset as long as she didn't tell a bunch of other people before him.

I don't understand why she even took a test without him knowing that it was a possibility.

Tell restaurant to bring a baby high chair to the table.

Finding out a week ago is no big deal if wants children then that news at dinner would be the icing on the cake what wonderful news on Valentine’s day she wasnt keeping anything from him that’s nonsense.

I being a guy don't think it’s a bad idea to tell him on Valentine's day but if he is that excited about having a baby I wouldn't have told anyone until he knows.

Tell him now and celebrate on Valentine’s day.

Bad idea to tell him on V day.

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Would You Eat This?

Tastes like chicken...because it is!  Chicken feet that is.

Saturday night Sue & I were invited to a Chinese New Year party.  It's Chinese tradition to celebrate the new year with a big family feast.  And we were lucky enough to be a part of an amazing night!

Chef/host Craig hard at work in the kitchen preparing bacon/quail egg appetizers.  Notice the red snake above Craig's head.  2013 is the year of the snake.

It was a non-stop food orgy consisting of dumplings, soup, spare ribs, shrimp & eggplant.

Shrimp in brown sauce.  So good!

Chef Craig still hard at work preparing an endless feast for 80!

We finally got Craig to take a break and pose for this pic.

Gong Hei Fard Choy, 恭喜发财  (Happy New Year!)
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My Grammy Picks

Sunday night is the BIGGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR in music…The Grammy Awards.  And as we learned yesterday, the women have been warned:  COVER UP.

“Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.”

No worries.  We haven’t gone back to the Puritan 17th Century.  This “Cover Up” memo for the Grammy’s is nothing new.  The only new thing is that this year the memo was leaked.

And with live performances by Kelly Clarkson, Fun., Mumford & Sons, Elton John with Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift and Rihanna it promises to be a killer show.

Here’s your scorecard.  I've added my picks.  Don't bet the house.

While you watch the show, join me on Twitter (@985WKRZ) and Amanda on Facebook (

The Black Keys “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
Fun. “We Are Young” ***
Gotye “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Frank Ocean “Thinkin’ Bout You”
Taylor Swift “We Are Never Ever Getting  Back Together”


The Black Keys  El Camino
Fun.  Some Nights ***
Mumford & Sons  Babel
Frank Ocean  Channel Orange
Jack White  Blunderbuss


Ed Sheeran “The A Team”
Miguel “Adorn”
Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” ***
Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
Fun. “We Are Young”


Alabama Shakes
Fun. ***
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean


Kelly Clarkson Stronger
Florence + the Machines Ceremonials
Fun. Some Nights ***
Maroon 5 Overexposed
Pink The Truth About Love

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Sexiest Berries Ever

So last week I received a mysterious box with these words in LARGE RED LETTERS on the front:  Once opened, contents may disappear immediately.

Truer words were never spoken.  Inside the box were the sexiest berries ever...Shari's Berries.  And yeah, they disappeared faster then a box of donuts in front of NJ Governor Chris Christie.

If you are looking for a unique AND affordable Valentine's gift for that special someone, consider ordering Shari's Berries.

They taste as amazing as they look.  Giant strawberries freshly dipped in white, milk & dark chocolaty goodness and topped with chocolate chips, swizzle or nuts.

Go to, click on the microphone in the top right corner, and enter my code:  "Rocky".

And TODAY ONLY (Feb07), you can get an order of Shari's Berries AND a dozen assorted roses for only $39.99!

It's a pretty sweet deal.

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It's the WORLD WIDE web!!!
By now you’ve probably heard about the 18 year old Scranton Prep student and the alleged threat he made Monday on Twitter.

Torre Scrimalli of Scranton tweeted: "If there is a Facebook or twitter fight tonight over the HC MV game I will just blow up the schools and students involved. #goonsquad."

Thanks to this senseless message, 2 schools were evacuated and the basketball game rescheduled.

Let’s face it.  Any perceived threat, real or otherwise, must be taken seriously.

Personally, I think jail time is a bit extreme.  But Scrimalli should be forced to repay any costs involved in making sure the schools were safe.

And if you haven’t done so already, sit down with your kids and refresh their memory about the internet.  It’s also known as the WORLD WIDE web.  We all have it.  AND we all can see what is posted.  Think before you post!

Your thoughts are always welcome.


Here’s listener reaction from today’s show--

This kid caused a basketball game to be evacuated and caused two schools to be searched at the taxpayer’s expense. Just because he said he's sorry, people thinks it is okay.

Bad parenting has its consequences.  His parents should have taught him better about those things.

Maybe wear a sign for a month explaining what he did.

You're doing a great job. No one is perfect. When it happens to them or their child, they'll feel differently. And happen it will.

There are legal, social and moral consequences to our actions. He apologized primarily because he was caught. As a police officer and former SRO, I realize that students are prone to rash decisions, however, it has been my experience that school policy and penal law are clear on communicating any type of threat.

It's a lesson for everyone--mostly in empathy. Torry made a mistake. We all do.

Is he 18? Community service for the whole summer to help the people who have to deal with these situations and at the homeless shelter so he learns and appreciates what he has.

Learning experience with a judge approved written report on what he learned.

He’s not a kid any more.  It’s time our young people take responsibility for their acts.  They sometimes think they can get away from everything.

Computer and phone would be thrown in the safe indefinitely, a written apology would be made and read in the presence of a teacher or school official.

In this day & age I’m sure he was well aware how wrong it is.  I don’t buy that it was a mistake.

Make him go to schools in this area and speak to other kids about how something so stupid could cost you so much.

He is only 18 and has his whole life ahead of him.  He had no intention of carrying out what he posted.  I believe public humiliation is enough for him and his family.

Kids have to be taught that words can’t be taken back, especially on the internet.  I think jail is a little extreme but he should definitely have to pay for the resources used (police, drug sniffing dogs) and perform community service.

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