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An idea for the Oscars telecast

Monday, Feb, 25 2013

Yes, I watched every minute of the Oscars telecast last night and then some. Keeping an eye on the red carpet fashion, I even watched some of the pre-Oscars coverage on E!.

Just like everyone else, I'll be talking about the show today on the PhilCast. I've got it broken down into three areas:

1. The Awards
2. The Fashion
3. The Telecast

Much is being said and written about Seth McFarland's effort as host of the show.

I'll have my two cents worth, plus I've got an idea for how to approach next year's show with a whole new twist. I'm not going to spill the beans here in my blog though....I'll save it for the PhilCast today.

Also, don't they call the Daytona 500 "The Great American Race"? Interesting, because I didn't see much actual racing on Sunday afternoon.
What's up with that?

Talk to you this afternoon....

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PhilCast Oscars Contest-Enter NOW!

Friday, Feb, 22 2013

Time for the Oscars on Sunday, so I figure why not have some fun picking winners. Hey, if I can do it you can too. I have not seen one of the nominated films this year!

But it's fun to play along together as a group so we have created a PhilCast Family contest entry page on-line where you can make your picks and follow along with the picks of other listeners as well.

Give it a shot.

I'm throwing in some PhilCast gear for one lucky winner too.

Just CLICK HERE to enter by filling out some information and then making your picks. Then you can follow along as we get closer to the show to see who is playing and what they are picking.

Good luck and have fun.

We'll talk more about the Oscars on the PhilCast this afternoon when my brother in broadcasting Mark Reardon joins me from KMOX Radio to make his picks.

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Poodles, a station wagon and Downton Abbey?

Thursday, Feb, 21 2013

On my TV viewing docket for Thursday night will be a special one-hour "Parks and Rec" episode.

I like the show, and I especially like the character Ron Swanson, who plays up being a no nonsense "man's man" character.

I guess he must be a pretty good actor because the news I learned about the man today is nothing like the character he plays on the show.

His real name is Nick Offerman and he is doing a live comedy show in Milwaukee this weekend. Because of that there was an article in the paper about him which disclosed some facts about NICK that certainly are nothing like my image of RON on the show.

--He drives a station wagon he picked out because it had the highest safety rating he could find.
(I picture Ron as a guy with a rusty old pickup truck in bad need of a new muffler)

--He and his wife have three poodles...not exactly the kind of dog you would think a Ron Swanson would own.
(I picture Ron with some type of hunting dog with a slobber problem)

--And one of his favorite TV shows is Downton Abbey on PBS.
(Can you say the Red Green Show?)

What insane Ron Swanson news will I hear next....he actually prefers salads?????

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Get a shotgun

Wednesday, Feb, 20 2013

Like I always say, the things you learn every day on the PhilCast.

Yesterday for example, we learned that the shotgun is Reggie the Executive Producer's weapon of choice.

Turns out that he and our vice president have that in common.

Joe Biden says we should get ourselves a shotgun for self defense.

That's how he says he rolls anyway.

We'll go over the audio and the circumstances of the safety tip from our veep on today's show.

It's also "Weigh-In Wednesday" on the PhilCast. If you are reporting along with us leave your progress report at the PhilCast Facebook fan page or my FB page as well.


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Harrison?

Tuesday, Feb, 19 2013

I'm confused.

Being somewhat new to the area (and still waiting for our home in SE Wisconsin to sell before buying our house in the Fox Valley) I'm still learning all the little burbs and burg names, from Greenville to Grand Chute, from Kaukauna to Little Chute.

Harrison....an interesting case.

Is it a town or a village? That's up for debate and a vote in today's election. And while residents work that whole name thing out I am still trying to figure out exactly where Harrison is. And how does Darboy play into all this?

We'll chat it up as part of the Tuesday PhilCast. And if you live there I'd love to talk to you about it today on the show....give me a call.

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