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Posts from September 2012


Ellen talks Packers
Even Ellen DeGeneres (who's a big Packers fan) is still talking about the horrible call against the Green Bay Packers during Monday Night Football against the Seahawks.

Very funny stuff!
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Our President
No matter what political party you stand for, there is only one president of our country. And on Saturday, I was able to go down to the Summerfest grounds and see President Obama speak in front of a few thousand people. Even though I waited in line for over an hour and a half in the wind, and a few scattered showers, it was well worth it.

It was a moment I'll never forget. When I was in sixth grade, my dad and grandpa took me to see Bill Clinton speak at the Mecca downtown. Since Clinton's speech I knew how badly I wanted to see a President speak again. Their charisma and the energy of the crowd is like no other, especially with an election around the corner.

Whatever happens come November, I know my children will learn about President Obama in school one day. And I can tell them I was there, I saw him right in front of me and I lived it! It was the chance of a lifetime.

(Photo: the view from my seats at the BMO Harris Pavilion on September 22, 2012)
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I am bummed
I still can't believe what happened last night during the Packers/Seahawks game.

That final call in the end zone which was ruled a touchdown was shocking.

And let me explain, the Packers did not play well and probably deserved to loose, but these replacement refs have lost control of the football game. Someone is going to get hurt and it's time to bring the regular refs back.
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Thank you!
What an amazing morning it was down at the lakefront yesterday for the the 14th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

And thank you so much for everyone who joined The Mix team. We had a record breaking amount of team members this year, so way to go!

I have to say that each year I am blown away by the energy this event brings every September. From the creative costumes, the young children carrying banners for a loved one and even the dogs whose owner's have dyed their fur pink for the race. I love it! And most importantly, the courage of the survivors. I admire these men and women so much and I am in awe at their positive attitudes!
If you have time, think about joining us next year as we race for the cure and help stop breast cancer! It really is a fun time for all ages!

(Photo: Alley Faith from our sister station 103. 7 Kiss FM and I on the bridge outside of the Art Museum at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure)
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VIDEO: A self breast exam

This weekend is Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure at the lakefront and this morning we were talking about the importance of giving self breast exam.  A woman called into the show to remind us that even men can get breast cancer and they also need to give themselves a breast exam.
So...Kidd O'Shea, who has never given a breast exam asked if I could give him one. I'm not sure if he really learned anything during the process.
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Kidd O'Shea's theme song!
I saw this video in an email yesterday from a friend and I thought, "this must be Kidd O'Shea's theme song?" Take a look and let me know if you agree?
 
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A Birthday Surprise!
Check out what my Grandma gave me for my birthday! A New Kids On The Block T-Shirt and it still has tags on it.

She bought it for me when I was 12, but found out from my Mom I was over them and she decided not to give it to me. She came across the shirt while cleaning her house the other day and gave it to me now for my 31st birthday!
So sweet :)
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Simply Amazing!
Have you ever seen a sunset that made you stop dead in your tracks because it was so gorgeous?

These pictures don't due it justice, but after yesterday's rain, this was how the sun looked when I was leaving BayShore.
 
Definitely put a smile on my face and reminded me just how magnificent nature really can be when you stop and take notice.
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Phillip Phillips LIVE!
"American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips was in Milwaukee yesterday for the Idols Live Tour at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. I was able to sit down with Phillip and chat with him before the show.

I can tell you that is is the sweetest guy I've meet to date from the "American Idol" TV show.
 
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Reality TV Drama!
I can't believe what I saw last night! I know "The Bachelor Pad" is considered trashy TV by reality show haters, but it's my guilty pleasure!

If you had a choice what would you choose $250,000 or love? That's basically what the show comes down to in the end. And the finalists, Rachel and Nick were faced with that dilemma last night.

She wanted love, but her boytoy around the mansion Michael dumped her. So maybe she'd win the money. Nope.
Nick chose to "keep" all of the money and Rachel walked away with nothing. DRAMA!!! My jaw dropped. And Nick just laughed in her face. A guy like that might have money, but good luck getting love if you treat a friend that way and laugh in her face and kick her when she's down.

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Uh, oh...it's coming!
Fall is on it's way and so is Halloween!!

I was driving on the freeway yesterday and there it was in front of the Wisconsin State Fair grounds - the big, orange pumpkin.

It seems like the holidays get pushed up even earlier every year!
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I WANT this!
Wouldn't you love a dog washing station in your house?

I was touring this year's MBA Parade of Homes and one of the houses had this in their mud room off of the garage...isn't it cute!

With 2 big dogs, I feel like this would be a must in our next house! I LOVE it!
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Chris Pratt Crushed by a Noahsaurus
Chris Pratt visited the Ellen show this week and agreed to play a game of "Dino Right, Dino Wrong" against Ellen's little buddy, Noah Ritter. It was a trivia game about dinosaurs, and given that Chris just wrapped up Jurassic World, you'd expect him to have the edge. Think again. This kid Noah is good. Check out the competition.  
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How Do You Write "Uh Oh" in Arabic?
On Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan posted an inspirational message to Instagram. On the bottom line, it read "You're beautiful." Above it were some Arabic characters, which everyone took to mean the same thing as the English phrase. Not so much, according to experts. Lindsay had actually written, "You're an ass" in Arabic. Yesterday, she posted this picture of a pocketbook, and referenced the now-deleted message, saying it was an inside joke with a friend. "So, was already known what it was." I'm not buying it. How about you?     FYI- The funny thing is-the Arabic photo I posted was an inside joke w/friend to test my Arabic w/out Google translation. So, was already known what it was. Other than this- I love @maisonvalentino A photo posted by Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) on Apr 23, 2015 at 9:42am PDT
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Making FLOTUS's Day
How's this for a nice way for Michelle Obama to start her day? The First Lady was entertaining some children of White House Staffers as part of Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day. One young lady asked Mrs. O who old she was, and when she answered, "51," the girl made a face. Turns out she thought Mrs. O was "too young" to be 51. Guess who got a big hug?  
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Have Blacks Abandoned Baseball?
Chris Rock did a guest spot on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, part of the show's 20th anniversary celebration. His topic: why blacks have abandoned baseball. He talks about growing up a baseball fan, when 20% of the players in Major League Baseball were black. Now, that number has dwindled, according to Chris, to about 8%. But it's not about being black, it's about being a baseball fan. Check out the promo, and if you like what you see, you can watch the whole episode here - it's uncensored, so be careful where you watch it or how loud the audio is...  
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Don't Push Iron Man!
Robert Downey Jr. was sitting down for a series of interviews about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Things are okay for the first four minutes, and then they start to go off the track when the reporter starts asking about RDJ's personal life. You can tell he's very uncomfortable talking about his time in prison and struggling with addiction - "Are we promoting a movie?" RDJ asked. The reporter refused to pick up on that cue and kept dwelling on the personal aspects. Finally, RDJ got upset enough to walk out. And watch the reporter. He doesn't get why...  
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It's Dropping Trou Coming Around the Post...
Things got a little cheeky in the first rate at the Canterbury race track in Sydney, Australia yesterday when jockey Blake Shinn's trouser elastic snapped as he rode Miss Royale toward the finish line. Even with his backside on full display, he managed to finish second, right in front of a horse named Modesty. This stuff you can't make up. And while it was embarrassing, it didn't affect him much. He won the last race of the day on a horse named Eisenhower. This time, his pants stayed fully on.  
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A New Look for Your Landscape
Sometimes the easiest way to add a fresh look to your garden is to use your favorite plants in a new way. The popular easy care wave petunia provides big impact with minimal care. This year use these or other trailing petunias in a new way. Combine wave petunias with another vigorous growing vine like lamium, licorice plant or black eyed Susan vine. Create a living candelabra with a hanging basket of petunias. Insert several 12 inch candles into your hanging basket of trailing petunias. Just be sure to replace the candles before they burn down to the flowers. Plant trailing petunias in the ground and grow as an annual groundcover. These large petunias will quickly fill the bed and add color throughout the season. Or go vertical. Train these vigorous growers up a wire frame to create a petunia tree or along a fence for a colorful screen. A bit more information: Create a tower of petunia flowers with a bit of 20 gauge fencing, landscape fabric, and a flat of trailing petunias, lantana, verbena or other trailing plant. For directions, click here. For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com
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Chewing with Chewie
For some reason, people are taking the #TwizzlerChallenge to help raise autism awareness. I don't see the correlation, but if it helps, who am I to question it. You take a Twizzler in your mouth, and place the other end of the Twizzler in your partner's mouth, and chew on it like the two dogs chewing on a strand of spaghetti in Lady & the Tramp. Jimmy Kimmel kicked off Autism Awareness Month at the beginning of April by taking the challenge with Rihanna. And then he challenged Star Wars: A Force Awakens director JJ Abrams to take the challenge - with the biggest hairiest hero of them all, Chewbacca. The other night, the pair stepped up. Check out the video - and who they passed the challenge to...  
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Kanye Don't Play That
The thought that both Kanye West and Kim Kardashian made the list of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015 is hard to swallow. Maybe it's because we're only four months in to 2015, and other more influential people won't be stepping up their game until the summer or fall. Whatever. The other night, Time held its 100 Gala in New York, and on the red carpet, comedian Amy Schumer - in my eyes, a deserving recipient of the recognition - threw herself to the ground in front of Kimye. Payback, in some respect, for Kanye's pranks at the Grammys with Taylor Swift a few years ago and Beck a few months ago. And guess what? Kanye didn't like it one bit. He and Kim both frowned at Amy and moved along, not even bothering to help her up.  
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Dancing with the Crutches
Derek Hough, one of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars, got hurt on Monday night, and probably won't be on DWTS for a while. Details are vague, but the injury involved stairs and a light according to his Instagram post. He broke a toe in one foot, and badly sprained the ankle on the opposite leg. He says he'll do what he can to recuperate quickly, but for now, he'll be off his feet.     Performing 10 shows a week at Radio City while rehearsing with Nastia for DWTS, I've never felt more healthy,strong and fit. But then a fluke accident happened that involved a light and some stairs. Can't believe it, wish I had a cooler story to tell. All that dancing , flipping , jumping and the thing that stops me in my tracks is something as simple as a light and some stairs . I'm doing everything I possibly can to have a quick recovery and I'm determined to come back stronger than ever. I appreciate all the love and support, you guys are the best. And thank you to Mark, BC Jean and Corky Ballas for staying with me at the hospital until 2am. Love you . This is new territory for me , I'm usually able to work through injury but this one has literally floored me. But like I said before I'm determined to come back all guns blazing ... soon!!! #setbackisasetupforacomeback A photo posted by Derek Hough (@derekhough) on Apr 22, 2015 at 12:21pm PDT
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Full House Coming Back
John Stamos made it official this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Netflix has sealed the deal on the return of Full House to television. So far, according to John, all the original players have signed on - except for the Olsen Twins. But they said in an interview yesterday they'd just heard about it, which means they of course don't have Facebook. There will be 13 episodes in the original run - a one-hour reunion show, spinning off into Fuller House. This one will focus on DJ, a recently-widowed mother of three with a fourth on the way. Sounds fall-down funny already, doesn't it? But, if you recall the original, Danny Tanner's wife passed away young, leaving Danny and his brother-in-law and wacky comic friend to raise three daughters. So who knows? It seems like the world is excited about it, so why not us, right?  
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Popeye Bye Bye
A shift supervisor at a Popeye's in Texas claims she was fired for refusing to pay back money robbed from the store at gunpoint while she was in charge. Popeye's says that's not 100% true - she was fired for having too much money in the cash register. That would be $400 - according to the woman, about an hour's worth of chicken and biscuits on that particular evening. So let that be a lesson to you: even if you've got 14 customers in line, you tell them all they have to wait, because you've got too darned much money in the register. Y'all come back now, y'hear? I'm surprised they didn't get mad at her for letting the guy jump on the counter.  
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New Instagram Standards?
Over the weekend, a woman in Scotland posted pictures of herself to Instagram, showing what her belly looked like after delivering twins. Her account was deactivated by Instagram within two minutes, according to most sources, for violating Instagram's decency rules. She's wearing a fairly modest bra and sweat pants. Her belly is fully exposed, showing her stretch marks. This is indecent, according to Instagram. Mostly naked pictures of the Kardashians, on the other hand, are completely okay. Something ain't right here! Instagram deletes pregnancy stretch mark pictures for 'breaching decency guidelines': Hannah Moore's account d... http://t.co/0N1o0BACJE — bas (@hadopiland) April 19, 2015
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Reds Coach Goes Blue
Bryan Price, manager of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, is getting a little fed-up with the reporters who cover his team. On Monday, he let loose on them - unleashing 77 F-bombs in the 5-minute or so process. I didn't count them - a reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer did. He was particularly miffed about a story in The Enquirer that reported a new catcher was on the way to the team that was published - actually, tweeted out - before the old catcher had been informed he was headed for the minors. Feel free to count the number of beeps - because here's the edited version of the tirade, from SoundCloud.  
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Traveling Through Time to the Top
The new World Trade Center in New York City has created a very interesting journey on its 102-floor elevator ride to the top. It shows a three-dimensional time-lapse history of the tip of Manhattan, starting 515 years ago in 1500 and going right up through today on the 47-second ride. It's a pretty amazing ride. Check it out.  
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Purely Inspirational
He started the Boston Marathon on Monday at 9 AM. He finished the Boston Marathon on Tuesday at 5 AM. Twenty hours, and every minute of it was an inspiration. Michael Melamed, a 39-year-old professor from Venezuela, has muscular dystrophy. And he runs marathons for charity, and to educate and inspire Venezuelan youth. He's inspiring many others as well.  Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston
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Novel Way to Catch a Foul Ball
It's the top of the 9th. The first batter is up. He swings and tips it foul toward the third-base side. And a quick-thinking fan raises her cup of beer and makes the catch! And downs the beer before any more spills. Suddenly, guys throughout the country have found their dream girl!  
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Do Not Take the Kylie Jenner Challenge
Tweens and teens are doing it with alarming regularity, and they really need to stop. Taking the Kylie Jenner Challenge, that is. Using whatever means possible to try to achieve lips similar to Kylie Jenner's. No one knows for sure if Kylie's lips are naturally the way they look, but if they're not, she's got plenty of money to get them that way. Kids, on the other hand, usually don't, so they're relying on other methods - jars, bottles, cups, et cetera - to try to mimic the look. And it's not going well, causing all sorts of issues, some of which end up with hospital visits. Don't let this happen to you! "#kyliejennerchallenge" omfg😂😷 https://t.co/P1E0OcmC4w — kaitlyn (@kaitlyncrcknell) April 20, 2015
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Obi Wan Candelabra
Insiders are reporting that Ewan McGregor is in final negotiations to play Lumiere - the candelabra who sings "Be Our Guest" - in the live action version of Beauty & the Beast. He'll be joining Emma Watson as Belle and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, among others. That means B&B will be uniting actors from the Star Wars, Harry Potter and X-Men franchises. Could this mean a Beauty & the Beast franchise is about to be born?
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The Force is New with the Young Ones
We've seen how some grown-ups have reacted to the new trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What we haven't seen is how non-grown-ups react. But now, the wait is over. Check out this absolutely amazing and adorable video of very young kids watching the trailer, and reacting to it.  
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Miley Pastes Two on for Joan Jett
People wondered why Miley Cyrus was asked to induct Joan Jett into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Sunday night. Afterwards, they were just wondering what happened to the rest of her top. In typical outlandish Miley fashion, she wore a top with the breast areas removed - maybe designed to be missing, who knows. And to cover up her sensitive areas, a pair of pink heart-shaped pasties with a J on them. J J - for Joan Jett, get it? Here's a full recap of the Miley Joan moments.  
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Tidal Wave?
Jay Z's new streaming music service Tidal launched about a month ago. Last week, they threw the company's chief executive officer overboard - one of 25 people laid off. After a month. The official word is that the company is "streamlining resources to ensure talent is maximized to enhance the customer experience." A "handful of positions" were eliminated, allowing the company to refocus on departments that need support and to "cut redundancies." Word is that Jay Z and other of the service's top names have been personally calling subscribers to thank them. That doesn't sound desperate at all...  
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Tony Romo Continues to Struggle at Home
Bad enough that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo struggles year after year under center for America's Team. On Sunday, he showed up at the Academy of Country Music Awards show to introduce Dierks Bentley. But before he got to that, he had to do a little schtick with hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. Watch the video, and tell me you wish you hadn't. The crowd loved the ball jokes, deflated and otherwise, which just proves that the beer was flowing in Dallas Sunday night...  
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Most Excellent Photobomb Surprise
Imagine you're an 8-year-old kid taking an official school photograph. And imagine the photographer showing you the picture on the screen of his camera. There's a guy in the shot behind you, and he looks like... DADDY! That's exactly what happened to Joshua Bass when his dad returned from a year-long deployment overseas. Dad photobombed Joshua's picture, and watch what happened...   ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos
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Holy Parody, Batman!
You knew it would happen. Following the less-than-impressive drop of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer over the weekend, you knew that folks would start having their fun with it. This one happened sooner than I thought it would though. An enterprising YouTuber took the audio of the real trailer, and mashed it up with video from the original Superman movie starring Christopher Reeve and the old Batman TV series starring Adam West. And it is funny. Super funny.  
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