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TV game changer

Wednesday, Jan, 25 2012

On the Wednesday PhilCast I've got a story about how as of today you can earn points by simply watching TV. I think this is a game changer and is gonna be huge.

Also new, McBites from McDonald's.

But what's the diff between McBites and McNuggets? Well, there IS a difference they say. We will discuss.

It's "Weigh-In Wednesday" on the PhilCast too, and I've got my report for week three. How did you do? Let me know. We've gotta get through this weight loss thing together.


Speaking of that, you might want to exercise while you are in really cold conditions. It's got something to do with 'brown fat', which sounds gross, but it is actually a good thing. The story today in the 3:00 hour of the show.


Later.


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You a movie buff?

Tuesday, Jan, 24 2012

The Oscar nominations came out on Tuesday.
Are you a movie buff?
Think you know who will win this year?

I've only seen one of the what seems like the 50 movies nominated this year, and that would be Woody's "Midnight In Paris" which I liked very much.

Will it win best picture?
I think there is a better chance of the Packers winning the Super Bowl this year than "Midnight" winning for best picture.

It seems like the hot choice right now is "The Artist", but I prefer to have sound in my movies. After all, I'm an audio guy.

If you fashion yourself a movie person and would like to make your picks on the show today give me a call when the subject comes up. I'd like to pick one listener to go up against in selecting the big five categories:

Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress

We'll see who comes out on top. This way it makes watching the actual Oscars program more interesting to me. And of course if you beat me out we'll come up with some PhilCast gear for you as a prize.

How's that?
You know my numbers, right?
281-1150
or toll free
1-866-887-1150


Later.

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Pie Day

Monday, Jan, 23 2012

Monday is not only Chinese New Year (year of the dragon) but for us it's National Pie Day! Wheee....

I love pie.
I'll talk pie on the PhilCast on Monday.

Also, it may be the year of the dragon but this guy is trying to make it the year of the buck, and I'll be having some fun with him and his video on the show today.

A lawmaker has made a call to legislate the singing of our National Anthem. Was Steven Tyler that bad in New England at the game yesterday?

A PFL champion will be crowned Monday too.

Do anything fun/interesting over the weekend? We'll try doing a "Howz Yer Weekend?" chat today since the days of Monday Pack Yak are now sadly over and done.


1-866-887-1150

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No 'Kodak Moment' today

Thursday, Jan, 19 2012

One of the stories I'll be talking about on the Thursday PhilCast is the fall of Kodak, which is filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection today.

It's a pretty amazing fall. Who among us doesn't have pictures stuffed into an album somewhere...pictures we took using film from those iconic yellow boxes...a thing of the past pretty much now.

Soon there will be an entire generation that has no idea what I'm talking about here. Film? What's that?

Part of the story today includes how it all started with what was called the popular Brownie camera.

I actually have an old Brownie camera on display in my home office. There it is sitting atop my old floor-standing radio.

I picked it up at an estate sale last summer just because I thought it was cool-looking and a big part of the history of Kodak.

Funny, when you look at that photo you'll also see an old tape recorder of mine that I kept around. Tape? What's that?
Later.

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Golden Yakkie

Wednesday, Jan, 18 2012

The second-annual Pack Yak "Golden Yakkie" has been awarded to Donald Driver of the Green Bay Packers.

Some of our listeners wondered what exactly this award looks like. Well, here it is, and it will be headed to Double D soon.

I for one sure hope Donald is still in green and gold next season, but at this time it seems unlikely.

It's sad but true, and how pro sports work now. It's really a business first.

Donald is a first-class guy and as I said on the PhilCast on Tuesday, probably the second-nicest sports figure I have ever met, behind only the great Bart Starr.

Last season Aaron Rodgers won the first-ever Yakkie, and it was delivered in person to A-Rod. But since the team unexpectedly lost and has already cleared out of Green Bay we'll have to mail Donald the coveted award made by SuperFan Judy!

....

Looking forward to my interview with the man from Oshkosh who was on that Italian cruise ship that took a dump thanks to that goofy captain's actions. 

Passenger Mike Kajian joins me to recount his story right after the 3:00 news at the start of the show today.

Later.

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