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Don't they teach these kids anything?

Monday, Dec, 16 2013

After Pack Yak today on the PhilCast I'll be chatting about my weekend as usual in our segment, "HowzYer Weekend?". Yes, I'll be talking about meeting Doc Severinsen on Friday night at his concert. And after that I've got a story from the mall on Saturday.

Now I admit, most times when my wife complains about this it doesn't really seem like a big deal to me when we are shopping together as we were Saturday. But this time, even MY eyes were wide in disbelief at what I was seeing behind the register.

The story this afternoon in the 4:00 hour of the show.


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Doc Rocks!

Saturday, Dec, 14 2013

I'm in awe actually.
How in the world can that guy be 86 years old?

Last night Doc Severinsen put on one heck of a holiday show at the Appleton PAC. But as good as the music was...as sharp as his clothes were...as bright as his personality was...overall I was most impressed that this was an 86-year-old man on stage not missing a beat!

Most 86-year-old men I've known find it a chore just to walk upright.

Doc was up and down that conductor's stand, blowing his horn with wind to spare. Sharp as a tack, he joked when a couple of people were seated late. He was engaging, funny, and the music was beautiful.

And then the outfits. Oh the outfits. That hasn't changed from his Tonight Show days. He came out in green leather pants with a wild jacket on, one he said he picked up at the Vatican, made out of the Pope's old shower curtain he claimed. The audience ate it up. It was like visiting with an old friend. After intermission it was red leather pants and a white sequined jacket. How many 86-year-old men do you know who could pull that off?

After the show Doc visited the PAC lobby, where he personally signed CD's people had purchased. ALL of them, and there was a long line.

I have not stood in line to meet someone for a long, long time. But last night I did just that. I bought a CD and asked him to sign it to Ali, Mrs. Biggest Name's niece in LA who teaches music. I think it will make a great Christmas gift to her.

Me: "Great show Doc. I grew up watching you in my living room every night."
Doc: "Thanks. I get that a lot."

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Picture of the week

Friday, Dec, 13 2013


I don't need to write anything more.

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Robo calls make advances

Thursday, Dec, 12 2013

The hated robo call is making advances.

Make sure to try to listen to the Thursday PhilCast in the first half hour to hear an audio clip I have of the latest trick companies are using with these robo calls.

The robot voice is now so high-tech that it is programmed to almost sound human, actually responding to your questions!

How do they do this stuff?

A reporter found out about it and recorded a 'conversation' with the robot trying to sell him something...even denying she was a robot!

Yikes.

We'll discuss and you can hear it for yourself today on the show.


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Recycling the Appleton recycling story

Wednesday, Dec, 11 2013

Appleton officials still can't make up their minds, and the "Big Blues" remain controversial.

At issue;
Should residents who do not want to use the large 96-gallon version have to pay a fee to be able to get a smaller version?

The proposal being tossed around now is to charge those people $100.00 bucks.
Clark Howard would love this....
I can almost hear him now...
"What? More money for less?"

We'll talk about it....again....today on the PhilCast.

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