Jan 31 2011

Quote of the Day

“I never apologize.
I’m sorry, but that’s just the way I am.”
– Homer J. Simpson


Jan 31 2011

Today in History – Tapeheads

Today in 1928 Scotch tape was first marketed by 3-M Company.  To celebrate this sticky situation, I’d like to hear:

Stuck With you _Huey Lewis and the News

Stuck on You – Lionel Richie

Sticky Sweet – Motley Crue

Now I Wanna Sniff Some glue – The Ramones


Jan 28 2011

Today in Hitstory – Beverly Hills

Today in 1914 Beverly Hills, California, was incorporated.  To celebrate this landmark, I’d like to hear:

Beverly Hills – Weezer

Axel F –Harold Faltermeyer

Theme from Beverly Hills 90210

Rich Girl – Gwen Stefani

Money, Money Money – ABBA

Life’s Been Good – Joe Walsh


Jan 27 2011

Today in Hitstory – Light it Up!

Today in 1880 Thomas Edison patented the electric incandescent lamp.  To celebrate this enlightened day, I’d like to hear:

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia – Vicki Lawrence

Blinded By The Light – Manfred Mann or Bruce Springsteen

You Light up My Life – Debbie Boone

I Saw the Light – Todd Rundgren

Light of Day – Joan Jett

In The Light – Led Zeppelin


Jan 26 2011

Today in Hitstory – January 26 – Turkey Day?

Today in 1784 Ben Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as America’s symbol (He wanted it to be the turkey).

To celebrate these birds, I’d like to hear:

Any song by the Eagles except Hotel California

Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller Band

Thanksgiving Song – Adam Sandler

Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

Blackbird –The Beatles

Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Little Bird – Annie Lennox

Free As a Bird – The Beatles


Jan 25 2011

Today in Hitstory – January 25

Today in 1961 Walt Disney’s “101 Dalmations” was released

To celebrate, I’d like to hear:

Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men

I Wanna Be your Dog – Iggy Pop and the Stooges or the version by Joan Jett

Black Dog – Led Zeppelin

Hound Dog – Elvis Presley

Dog & Butterfly – Heart

Atomic Dog – George Clinton

Dog Eat Dog – Adam and the Ants

Hair of the Dog – Nazareth

Rain Dogs – Tom Waits


Jan 21 2011

Today in Hitstory – Running in the Raw

Today in, 1986 100 participated in Nude Olympics race in 38ºF (3ºC), Indiana.  To commemorate this event in the raw, I’d like to hear:

Hangin’ Tough – New Kids on the Block

Let it All Hang Out – The Hombres

Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen

Big Bottom – Spinal Tap

Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd

If I had  a Million Dollars – Barenaked Ladies

Naked in the Rain – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Balls to the Wall – Accept


Jan 20 2011

Drunken Owl and Days of the Week

Drunk Owl Taken In By German Police

Germany–Apparently public intoxication is a reason for police to intervene with animals as well as humans. German police recently found a drunk owl out in public and took in the animal shelter, saying it would be released once it has sobered up.

A spokesman for the Pforzheim police reported that “a woman walking her dog alerted the police after seeing the bird sitting by the side of the road oblivious to passing traffic.” When police found the brown owl, it was staggering around with drooping eyelids. As further evidence of the owl’s drunkenness, two small bottles of Schnapps were found near the bird.

The police took the owl to a local expert who has treated “alcoholized birds” in the past. This bird is being given plenty of water, and will be free to go when sober.

This is certainly not the first time that an animal has been caught in a drunken escapade. There was the badger who got so drunk on overripe cherries that he staggered into the middle of a road in Germany. Then there are the wallabies who get so high on opium poppies that they can’t hop straight. Not to mention the monkeys who steal cocktails from tourists, the elephants who tragically killed three people in a drunken rampage, or the boozing buffalo who likes to hit the dance floor.

As for the owl who’s about to experience a killer hangover, we just hope nobody leaves anymore alcohol lying around for him to have a hoot with.

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Yesterday was “Whip it out Wednesday”.  There were a few other theme days that didn’t quite make the list.  Here’s a few:

Just the Tip Tuesdays

Thong Thursdays

Fez Fridays

Wetsday

Where’s The Throbbing Thursdays

Light Tommy On Fire Tuesdays


Jan 20 2011

Today in Hitstory January 20, Tear Gas is the Perfect gift

Today in 1949, J. Edgar Hoover gave Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen.  To celecrate this odd gift, I’d like to hear:

Dude looks like a Lady – Aerosmith

Lola- The Kinks

Little Miss Can’t be Wrong – The Spin Doctors

Classical Gas – Eric Clapton


Jan 19 2011

Top 7 real explanations why George and Tommy , from Man Power Hour, were gone for 9 months.

7.  It took that long for their stalker, Lazy-eye Heather, to lose track of them.

6.  That’s how long people stay in the International Space Station.

5.  They kept showing up to the old studio location for the last 9 months and just realized the dumpster wasn’t the studio.

4.  Hooters opened 9 months ago.  Coincidence?

3.  Stacy finally stocked the studio fridge with free beer again. 

2.  Mike Hehn had them locked up in his basement reenacting scenes from Dirty Dancing.

1. They Over-Slept


Jan 19 2011

Man Power Hour is Back. Here’s 7 reasons.

Tune into URLRadio.net Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3pm-4pm.  This is why it’s good that they are back on the air after a 9 month hiatus.

Top 7 reasons it’s good to have Man Power is BACK!

7.  I no longer have to watch Sewing With Nancy from 3pm-4pm. 

6.  My kids are all in school and it’s best to keep them off the streets while school lets out.

5.  The on-the-street interviews will scare away the riff-raff.

4.  It frees up Stacy to pick up an extra shift at the Silver Dollar.

3.  “Man Power” was almost taken over by Ty and a curiously masculine 3rd grader named “Karen”

2.  Less weather on the radio and more talking about nekkid ladies

1.   The Meaty kids need them!


Jan 18 2011

Today in Hitstory – January 18, 2011

Today in 1943 Presliced bread sale was banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts.  To commemorate this sacrifice, I’d like to hear:

Make it With you – Bread

White Bread – NOFX

Cuts like a knife- Bryan Adams

Wrong – Archers of Loaf

Living on the Edge – Aerosmith

Razor’s Edge – AC/DC


Jan 17 2011

My New Favorite TV shows. Junk and Crazies! Thank you TV!

This weekend I was introduced to two shows I’ve never watched before and I find both fascinating. 

The first is Storage Wars.  The premise is that people buy the contents of abandoned self-storage units, and then try to make a profit.  The interesting part is how they do that auction.  They open the door, let people peer inside without entering the unit or touch anything for 5 minutes and then start the bidding.  A room filled with boxes stuff strewn everywhere—Blammo $800!  Wow!  I had no idea this even happened.  I was so fascinated, I watched three full episodes and I want to watch more. 

The second show I am oddly intrigued by is “My Strange Addiction”.  It seemed pretty normal—a guy addicted to running, a lady addicted to shopping.  OK.  Then they had people addicted to eating toilet paper, laundry detergent, bars of soap, and couch cushion.  COUCH CUSHIONS!  You read that right!  The interviews with them all went very similarly.  The addict would be sitting there calmly munching on couch cushions and the interviewer would ask, “So how did this start”.  The Addict would reply something like “I guess I’ve always done this.  I don’t remember a tiem when I haven’t .”  Really?  You don’t remember the day you sat on the couch watching TV thinking, “Man, I wish I had some Doritos.  Oh well, I guess I can eat this couch.” REALLY!

There was a lady addicted to sleeping with a hairdryer on.  Next to her in bed, a running hair dryer.  This is a great example of “thinning of the herd”.  Eventually she will burn her house down, but at least she was sleeping soundly! 

I CANNOT wait to watch future episodes.  It is tremendously fascinating when people find themselves compulsively covering themselves in maple syrup while eating hockey pucks.


Jan 17 2011

Today in Hitstory January 17, 2011

Today in 1861 The Flush toilet (with separate water tank and a pull chain) was patented by Mr. Thomas Crapper (Honest!)

To celebrate this flushing achievement, I’d like to hear:

Sugar, we’re going down – Fall Out boy

Smokin in the Boys room – Motley Crue

Under Pressure – David Bowie

She Came in through the Bathroom Window – The Beatles

Patience – Guns n’ Roses

Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

You Dropped a Bomb on Me – The Gap Band


Jan 14 2011

New Zodiac Sign? No worry. I have the answer.

If you haven’t heard, somebody declared that the zodiac signs have changed….shifting almost everyone’s zodiac sign.  The good news is that you may not have been born under a bad sign after all.  The bad news is that your big Scorpio tattoo no longer applies to you.  Time to get it retrofitted with a little Ghostbusters circle. 

I fear for the life of the person who declared all the zodiac signs were now incorrect.  They will be greeted at their door by a few million perturbed people with inaccurate zodiac tattoos. 

These people are now going to have to change their personalities to match the traits of their sign.  This is no easy task. Many hours of reprogramming will be required.  Some marriages that were compatible before may no longer be due to this zodiac shift.  Those people will now have to find something to fight about and possibly even separate.  Oh the horror. 

I have a solution.  Tomorrow, I will announce there is an unknown 13th month as well—it will fall somewhere between February and March and will be called Craptober.  Everyone’s birthday will now change as well so the new zodiac signs will be totally moot.  Happy Craptober!


Jan 14 2011

Today in Hitstory January 14, 2011

Today in 1690 the Clarinet was invented, in Nüremberg, Germany.  To celebrate this mighty woodwind, I will be listening to:

Norwegian Wood – The Beatles

Relax – By Frankie goes to HollyWOOD

Anything by The Feisty Piranhas (They have a rock clarinetist)

Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan

Woke up With Wood – ZZ Top