A few of Peyton Rusyn's family members, including her twin brother Preston, joined us in studio this morning to give us an update on the 7 yr old’s condition. Peyton was involved in a serious car accident last week and is recovering at Geisinger in Danville.
The family has a few fundraisers planned to help offset the medical bills. And brother Preston even designed a Team Peyton t-shirt with his sister in mind.
Get the latest on fundraising efforts at the Team Peyton Facebook page:
How about those Penguins! Last night they held off Providence in game 7 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals of the Calder Cup playoffs. After playing twice on the road vs. St. John’s, the Pens return home for games 3, 4 & possibly 5, next Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday night.
Grab your tickets in advance by calling 570.208.PENS or win them on KRZ next week!
LET’S GO PENS!
And our new summer intern started today. Alexis admitted off air that she has no idea how to celebrate her 21st birthday next month. Guess who’s going to be a major topic of discussion on the show next week?
Sue and I went to the premiere of the rehashed Sci-fi flick tonight at WB Movies 14. If you go, go all the way...get your butt in the 3D theatre with the D-Box Motion seats. It totally added to the whole experience.
And if you think Brian Cranston is the star of the show, think again. Godzilla, just like in the original from 1954, steals the show.
And as a bonus in the flick, the spiny backed ocean lizard with a bad case of beer breath gets to do battle with not one, but 2 bug-like creatures called MUTOS (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms).
At times the flick is laugh-out-loud funny when it doesn't mean to be, but overall, Godzilla is a pretty decent thrill ride. Think Monday Night Raw with a few nukes thrown in for good measure.
I still prefer the badly dubbed Japanese original, but this new take on a classic holds it own.
Paying homage to the orginal, I'll give the new Godzilla 3 out of 5 rubber suits. :)
Every town, big OR small is famous for something. The quirky, the better!
And that's what we asked on the show this morning:
What is the LITTLE THING that makes your town FAMOUS?
I was born in the small town of Paramus, NJ. It's claim to fame? The Glam-Rock band Trixter was formed there AND it was the setting for the movie "Coneheads". Lissa's hometown in Michigan is where the Edmund Fitzgerald went down - Whitefish Point on Lake Superior.
Here's a few more from you guys...
--Hollidaysburg, PA - Home of the Slinky!
--Berwick - we were on Hitlers top "town to bomb" list because we were one of the top makers of tanks and we currently have a bunker under the town to fit the entire population of Berwick
--Jessup, Saint Ubaldo Day. --Scranton, PA had electric street cars before it was cool.
--Downingtown, PA, a scene from the original Blob was filmed at a diner there.
--Dushore, pa- only one traffic light- in all of Sullivan county!
--Lake Ronkonkoma, NY - The lake itself is plagued by a supposed curse from a Native American girl ("Princess Ronkonkoma") who lures young men to the center of the lake & drowns them.
--Carbondale, PA. The movie “Blue Valentine” was shot on the street I live on. Got to see Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams everyday. --Carbondale, PA - the UFO
--Astoria, NY. Christopher Walken
--Harrison, NJ. The street I lived on was the opening scene for the Karate Kid.
--Hanover, PA.. The SNACK Capitol of the world!!!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!
--Hackettstown, NJ. M&Ms. There is a factory there and on the day they roast the peanuts you can smell them.
--Gettysburg PA, ummm yeah. Some famous battle. And Lincoln. Didn't he have an address there?
Hope you had as much fun as I did this weekend! The in-laws from Maine were visiting so I took Sue's Dad to Friday night's Penguins game. After a slow start, the Pens played with intensity the rest of the night and closed out the series with a big 5-1 over Binghamton.
We were sitting 3 rows from the glass. Awesome seats!!!
Next up for the Pens is Providence. It'll be another #GoldRush at the Arena Friday & Saturday night for the first 2 games of the series.
Get your tickets by calling 570.208.7367 or online at www.wbspenguins.com I hope to see you there!
Sunday I jumped on my bike for the annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride. It's a 33 mile trek through the rolling hills of the Back Mountain to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
I even saw WNEP's Joe Snedeker for a few minutes before he left us in the dust. Want info on next year's ride? Go to www.bikeforhabitat.org