HAPPY RUSEV DAY

Yes Happy Rusev Day.  What does that mean?   Just like on TV or Radio “MORE AFTER THIS”!

I am sure it has happened to all of us at one time or another.  We look forward to the weekend a time to enjoy life.  But that little tickle in the throat and the aches and pains start and BAM the weekend is ruined.  That is what happened at our house this weekend.

Last Monday it hit me the sick feeling the no energy the coughing the hacking and I didn’t start feeling better until Sunday evening.  My wife comes home from her job on Friday and BAM it hits her.   So our weekend was coughing aches and pains and naps.    This is the cold and flu season and if you haven’t had you flu shot, get it.  I know the reports that this year’s vaccine say it is only 30% effective and there are several strains this year it is worth it to me.  This is the 1st time in about 6 years I had the flu.  The only redeeming feature of the weekend was watching football and napping all day on Sunday.

So what about Ruesev day.   Just think WWE!

As you know I love pro wrestling and do a Pod cast with Ajay Salveson and Zane Petersen about it called turnbuckle trash.  So last week I spent some time putting together a best of 2017 pod cast.  I hope you take time to listen to some of it.  It is in several sections you can listen to.  I think even none wrestling fans will enjoy the BUTTFUMBLE segment of bloopers and 3 guys kidding each other.  Here is a Sample

Want more go to Turnbuckletrash.net

Hope you enjoy it we have fun doing it.

Today’s stupid news comes from Clearfield, Russia, New York City, and Las Vegas.  Listen here

We also had a Christmas eve Celebration???????  Good Morning Vietnam

Laff lines. Brain Regan on who controls the remote

WHAT A WEEK

 

It has been a strange wonderful week.  I woke up Monday morning with a sore throat a bad couch and fever.  Yep I was sick as a dog, a sick dog at that.

I worried all week about losing my voice, but I made it thanks to gallons of Diet Mt. Dew cough drops and resting my voice as much as I could.  I didn’t even sing in the shower!  My wife was happy about that.

So now the weekend is here and I am starting to feel better.  I shouldn’t say that too loud, Karma you know.

Here is something I found interesting this morning it is all about how we travel.

According to a new survey, a HUGE number of Americans have barely traveled anywhere.  Check it out . . .

  1. 40% have never left the country. I have been to Mexico and Canada but I would prefer to stay in the good ole USA.  But I did enjoy both countries.
  2. 54% have visited less than 10 states.  Me I counted this morning I have been to 27 of the 50.
  3. 13% have never been in an airplane.  Been there done that but haven’t in years.   Seats getting smaller and Dave’s is getting bigger
  4. And 11% have NEVER left their home state.  My grandmother had never left the state of Tennessee until she and my mother went to visit my sister in Hawaii.

The survey also found that 76% of people wish they could travel more I would like that . . . but 10% are perfectly fine never going anywhere.

Now if you love to travel aboard that is fantastic, but there are so many places in the United States that I would love to see.   I do think a dream vacation for my wife and I would to hop in the ole family trickster and go to a baseball game in every major league ball park even Wrigley Field the home of the Cubs.   But alas it will never happen it would just be too difficult for me to swallow my pride and got to Wrigley.  That is just a bad attempt at humor I would love to go to Wrigley.

On Friday’s morning show Smart phone technology is just getting weird

Stupid news has a possible carjacking, and 2 stories about birds without one reference to Alfred Hitchcock:  listen here

Laff lines is about a stressed out 8 year old

Have a great weekend and Happy Rusev day!    If you don’t know about Rusev day I will explain on Monday.

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

 

Today’s blog idea came from a conversation that I had with Benji on Wednesday afternoon. We were talking about our favorite movies and since there is an age gap he had never seen several of the movies I mentioned.  Benji said why don’t you blog some of those movies and I will have a list.    So I did and here is the list of movies Dave has for Benji to watch.

Animal house, Uncle Buck, Blazing Saddles, The Jerk,  This is Spinal Tap, Big, Splash,  Police Academy, Good Morning Vietnam, It’s a Mad Mad Mad World, Duck Soup, The Princess Bride, Ed Wood, Forest Gump, Young Frankenstein, The Blues Brothers,  ground Hog day, Planes Trains and Automobiles Vacation and Vegas Vacation, FM, Revenge of the Nerds,  16 candles, Meatballs, bad News Bears, Goonies, Tommy Boy, The Breakfast Club, Naked Gun,  Ferris Buller’s day off. and Airplane.

Here are some favorite movie quotes Listen here

Some list huh?    When you do a list like this you always think “I should have put that movie in the mix” So if you recommend a movie to Benji make sure to comment in the meantime

Today we talked NFL

Stupid News had 4 stupid stories about Ice, a Stupid Cop, and A stupid couple and hunting in Idaho; listen here

Laff lines:  Jim Dunn on winter

 

 

WILL I LOSE MY VOICE

Today is one of those day’s that everyone who works in radio dreads.   I have a sore throat and I don’t feel well.   Luckily I haven’t lost my voice and hopefully won’t.

I did happen to me several times but the worst was not in the dead of winter but in the summer.   It was close to the Cache Valley Cruise in the year 38 special was in concert.   I lost my voice!   I stayed on the air croaking away and had my friend and at the time Cruise in President Dave Harrison come to the station for an interview.  It was about 8:40 in the morning during the interview right in the middle of a question nothing came out of my mouth!  I remember Dave’s look of concern as he basically finished my question and then answered it himself.

I really wanted to see 38 Special but my Doctor said no.  However I lived very close to the fairgrounds and sat outside with my wife and some friends had a picnic while listening to the band.

So if you hear me and it doesn’t sound like me better call Dave Harrison.

When you are sick, or in a bad mood you crave COMFORT FOODS!

For me any food is a comfort food but when I don’t feel well my food of choice is hamburger meat not on a bun but lack of a better term scrambled hamburger.   Break up the meat in a sauce pan with some onion and spices cook that up put in in a bowl and mayo and AHH COMFORT!

The Huffington post listed the Top 10 comfort foods

10 Chocolate Pudding.  9. Cheeseburger.   8. Tomato Soup.  7. Baked Zito (I don’t even know what that is but a quick google say’s it is an Italian Mac and Cheese) 6.  Dumplings.  5.  Pizza.  4.  Taco’s.  3.  Mac and Cheese the non-Italian kind 2.  Mashed potatoes and #1 is a grilled cheese sandwich!

I was shocked that Ice Cream didn’t crack the top 10.  But fear not readers as Mr. Burns on the Simpson’s said I have a top 10 list of “So called Iced Cream”

Ben & Jerry’s just released their 10 best-selling flavors from last year, and clearly, no one looked at their “lighter” options.  Here’s the list . . .

  1. Half Baked . . . which is a combo of their Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice creams.
  2. Cherry Garcia.
  3. The Tonight Dough . . . which is caramel and chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie swirls and chunks of cookie dough.
  4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
  5. Chocolate Fudge Brownie.
  6. Americone Dream . . . which is vanilla with pieces of waffle cone covered in fudge and a caramel swirl.
  7. Phish Food . . . which is chocolate with marshmallow, caramel, and fudge fish.
  8. Chunky Monkey . . . which is banana with fudge chunks and walnuts.
  9. Strawberry Cheesecake.
  10. Salted Caramel Core . . . which is sweet cream ice cream with pieces of blondies and a core in the center made of salted caramel.

On today’s show we talked about words that we should not use as much as we do.  Listen here

Stupid news is all about spiders, a lie in space and stolen Vodka.  Listen here

Laff lines is Kathleen Madigan on scary movies

 

 

 

MY LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH WINTER

 

I have a love hate relationship with winter.   Yes you can both love and hate winter.  Growing up in Memphis we would get snow about once or twice a year.  Sometimes a lot of snow.  I remember a few times we had over a foot of snow.   Of course when it did snow I was around the radio waiting for that announcement about a snow day.  Something I have only done on the air once or twice since I have lived in Logan.

When I was in Missouri on the radio there was a day when it snowed just a little and I knew the kids were gathered around waiting for me to make that announcement all kids want to hear ‘SNOW DAY” But on this day it was school as usual and I was really on the kids to get ready for school and talking about how parents were celebrating.   Later that day a friend called and told me about her little girl who was listening to me to here if school would be held.  The mom said as I was kidding the kids about going to school this sweet little girl looked at the radio and said ‘SHUT UP DAVE’

Why I love winter:  Nothing like seeing a fresh snow fall before anyone has walked on it or plowed.  It is an awe inspiring site.  I kind of like it cold.   My wife thinks I am pretty strange when we are walking on a cold winter morning and I breath in the cold air and say “ I Love this air it makes my nose hairs freeze”  weird right.  But I do love the sensation of the cold air in my sinuses.    I like wearing a jacket to stay warm.  I like a foggy cold morning when the fog blankets the fences and tree in a white powder.

Why I hate winter:  I hate driving on slick roads.  Black Ice is not fun.  .  When it is cold and you wear a jacket and leave it at work because it warmed up during the day.  I hate the taste of Chap Stick!  The sun goes down at 5pm and because of that it seems really late to me when it is only 6:30pm.  Filthy snow, you know the kind of snow that gets all black and dirty on the area’s where it was plowed.  Winter colds and flu, make you feel awful.   I have a pretty bad cold right now and I fear I will lose my voice.  Not a good thing for a radio guy.   But the thing I hate about winter the most is INVERSION.   I know I am preaching to the choir but Inversions are depressing and breathing is usually a good thing but not in an Inversion.

And winter can affect our jobs:  Listen here

 

And that’s why I have a love hate relationship with winter

Today on the morning show we talked politics and Oprah  Listen here

Stupid news:  Bed bugs, applying for a job and a car fire in Orem

Laff lines: John Pinnete on skiing:

 

 

I GREW UP WITH ELVIS –SORT OF– KIND OF- WELL NOT REALLY

 

I grew up in Memphis Tennessee, and no I did not know or ever see Elvis Presley but his influence did help shape my life.

I joke that if you wanted to pass 2nd grade in Memphis you had to do two things.  !.  Play “Wipe Out” on your desk using a yellow number 2 pencil.  2.  Do an Elvis impression.

The Elvis influence was everywhere. The City of Memphis even changed the name of Highway 61 which runs in front of Graceland to Elvis Presley Blvd.

There are lots of stories about the King from Memphis.  I knew 2 men who went to school with Elvis.  My Mother had a co- worker who was on a car lot looking at a certain Cadillac when Elvis offered to buy her any other car on the lot if she would let him purchase the car she was looking at.

One Christmas time several years ago I was home near the Holiday’s and my sister who is very artistic asked if I would take her in my van to drop off a Christmas Lawn Ornament to a Dr. She worked for.  The Dr invited us into his home and I told him how the young lady I was with and I had been to Graceland that day.  He got up and said he wanted to show us something and that something was his wedding album with the reception line and right next to him was Elvis! They had been friends for years and his wedding gift to the couple was a 2 week all-expense paid trip to Vegas to see him perform.

My best memory of Elvis involved my 1st job.   I would have to ride a bus to get to work and part of the bus ride took me to main street Memphis where I would transfer to another bus.  I soon figured out that I could walk to another bus stop which was directly across from Sun Records.  I would stand there and just think of all the talent that had recorded there.   Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Jonny Cash.

One sad note about Elvis happened after his death.  My sister and I along with some friends went to go see the Pro soccer team “The Memphis Rouges”. Sitting a few rows in front of us was Dr Nick, (I can’t even try to spell his name) Dr Nick as he was known was implicated with over prescribing meds to Elvis which led to his death.    Some people near us started to yell at Dr Nick saying he killed Elvis and then started throwing things at him.   He got up and left the game.

I was a fan of Elvis but not the biggest fan that honor goes to my cousin Brenda!  But I do have a favorite song by the King and that is “AN AMERICAN TRILLOGY”

Happy Birthday to the King of Rock and Roll

 

On today’s show we remembered Jerry Van Dyke along with   words of wisdom from Bettye White and did you know BOOTY is a funny word!

Stupid news includes 3 crooks who are kind of stupid

Laff Lines Binge watching Netflix

THE FASHION POLICE HATE ME

I am not a slave to fashion and I prove it with this picture of what I wore to the station this morning.

Camo pants, a t-shirt from Sturgis and a vest!  I am just like The Nature Boy Ric Flair Styling and profiling

The idea for this blog came from something I read this morning. The Scrunchie is back.  Listen here;

Styles have come and gone and I might have tried them on and wore them at one time or another.  But I am no slave to fashion.

As a teenager my favorite outfit to wear was blue and white striped overall’s with a with T-shirt and a Blue and white cap.   I thought I was so cool!

When I left Memphis to go to Ricks College my mother made me wear a leisure suit on the plane.  Being the good son I was (you believe me don’t you) I put on that horrid contraption.  At the airport I waved to my mom as I got on the plane and then took that jacket off and NEVER WORE IT AGAIN!

That is not me but I did look just that goo!

I got to admit the disco craze did affect what I wore.  I wanted to impress the ladies with Polyester!   I even wore the stacked sole shoes that were so popular which made me about 6 ft. 3.  I went on a date with a young lady in the middle of winter wearing those shoes in Rexburg Idaho no less.  Not one the smartest thing I ever did.  As I walked back to my dorm after the date I was very careful as I walked, but just as I got to the dorm someone yelled “HI”.  I lifted my arm to wave and KABLAMO!   I fell on the sidewalk and let’s just say I didn’t say “Shucky Darn”

Before you think I am always a slob, I do own a suit some dress shirts and several ties.  The ties aren’t the usual plain ties.  I like the unusual funny ties or a tie with a theme.   I have ties that mean something to me with themes like the Little Rascals, Peanuts, The Simpson’s, The Utah Jazz, The St Louis Cardinals, Utah State and of course I have a Superman and Batman tie.   Yeah I even have conservative ties.    I think.

So when you are listening to the morning show picture me in the latest fashions, clean shaven, and perfect hair.  Then be thankful I am not on TV.

Today we also talked about being bored at work

Stupid news was about government stupidity, an update on a missing star and a break in at the Provo Police department

Laff lines: Jim Gafagan on his robe:

GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER

‘GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER” That little saying almost got me kicked out of Ricks College years ago.  I had a disagreement with a professor about the song “Nights in White Satin” He thought the meaning of the song was ….. How should I say this?   He thought it was a song that had a dirty meaning and I disagreed.   We actually got into an argument about it on the phone and eventually I had enough and asked him if liked to go Bowling?  He said yes.  I told him to ‘GET HIS MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER” and hung up the phone.  He made a complaint and I almost got kicked out of school.

Now that I shared that little story about bowling sort of.  Let’s get into some bowling for real.

I started bowling in the 5th grade, I guess my mom thought it was a good way to get me out of the house and not watching Professional Wrestling.  I really enjoyed it and even go an award for beating my coach!

Have you ever know someone who got injured bowling, I did.  No I didn’t fall , I didn’t throw out my back,  I didn’t drop the ball on my foot or my head.  But I did get injured and it hurt!

Some bowling alleys have covered ball returns.   The ones where your ball comes back through a big hole.  Well, in never ending quest to be a joker, I decided that it would be funny to act like a football QB and act like I was behind center waiting for the hike.  Not one of my smartest moves because I put my hands inside the ball return and SQUISH!   My hand got pinned between the ball and the ball return.   Let’s just say I was not quite about my pain.  I screamed and I screamed a lot and you know what a second ball came from behind and hit the first ball which caused even more pain.   The return had to be taken apart my hand was freed and just bruised but nothing broken.

I never bowled a 300 but came pretty close I bowled a 269!  It wasn’t in league play but strangely enough it was the day we buried my Grandmother.   We had had the funeral for my wonderful Grand mama earler in the day and a bunch of cousins went bowling that night to relax after a very sad day.   I picked up a ball at the alley that felt good and I guess my Grandmother helped me to bowl that 269.  Thanks Grand mama.

I haven’t bowled in years, bad knees and back kind of made me shy away from the sport.  I did try to see if I could start again and went with some friends to an alley and tried on some of the great looking shoes.  They wouldn’t fit!  I tried my shoe size 14 and nope and kept going up in size up to 17 but they didn’t fit.  Did I mention I have big WIDE FEET?   I could freak up some people with my footprint thinking they had found proof of BIGFOOT.  Nope just me with BIG FEET!

I saw a report from ESPN that a lot of pro athletes have taken up bowling as alternative to going clubbing!

So when someone tells you to ‘GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER’ you can tell them that Dave almost got kicked out of school because of that!

Today we talked Google and game shows.  Listen here

Stupid news had snow, glitter and chickens.  : Listen here

Laff lines: New Year’s Eve celebrations

I HAVE SUPER POWERS

 

Yes I think I have a SUPER POWER!  The power of Invisibility.   Now how is a man who stands at 6ft 1 and weighs in at (insert weight here) invisible?   Just like this clip from Night court.

Yep that was a young Michael Richards (Kramer)!

Now why do I sometimes feel invisible?   Because people don’t see me!   Every time I walk into the store I either have someone run into me or pull the shopping cart right where I want to be.  Don’t get me started on the shopping carts in the middle of the aisle or parked on one side and someone is looking at an item on the other side and there is no room to go through.

On Tuesday I was at the store and walking in the middle of a wide open part of the store when a man with a shopping going from my left to my right wasn’t paying attention and ran right into me.  I felt bad because he had a child in the cart who was asleep but not after his dad ran into me.

But my power of invisibility continued as I was driving my car became you guessed it INVISIBLE!   I made a left turn onto a street and someone backing out of the driveway wasn’t paying attention and I had to slam on my breaks to break the spell of invisibility.

Maybe I am a Mutant or maybe I am just impatient but I don’t want to be seen as rude and push my way through a store because I am a pretty nice guy.   However one of these days if you here a loud voice saying MOVE YOUR ________ (fill in the blank) CART! It might be me.

Today we found out people are moving west.    Listen here

Stupid News has stories about MEAT, BODY ODOR and STARS.    Listen Here

Laff lines: video games vs reality

 

NEW YEARS EVE AND I STAYED AWAKE ……ALMOST

I AM NOT ANDERSON COOPER!

Bringing in the New Year was kind of different for me this year.    I ACTUALLY STAYED AWAKE TO BRING IN 2018!  Sort of.

Because I didn’t have to be on KOOL on New Year’s Day, my plan for New Year’s Eve was to go to bed when I was sleepy.   For some reason I was awake at my usual bed time so I stayed awake and decided to watch the Ball drop from New York City and turned the channel to CNN for their coverage with Anderson Cooper just basically to see how he would do without his former Co-host Kathy Griffin who had been fired from that job and many more for her tasteless photo about President Trump that she tweeted.  At the time I was telling everyone that all her so called humor was tasteless.  I am not a fan.

Back to Anderson Cooper, I have never seen a TV host look like he wanted to be anywhere but where he was.  He looked bored and uninterested and his Co- host Andy was trying to get him to do or say anything.  I felt sorry for Andy.  Cooper was there but not there at the same time

CNN also had several cutaway reports from around the country as people celebrated.  Two reports came from Colorado.   One report was live on a tour bus where people were smoking marijuana and the reporter was holding a joint!   All I could think was the Bus Driver is getting a contact high!   Another report had a reporter who was at a celebration called PUFF, PASS and PAINT.  Yes a marijuana themed party where the bartender was mixing drinks with THC.   HOW CLASSY I said with sarcasm.

Now I know recreational use of grass is legal in Colorado and I am not bashing you if you are one who uses it .  I just thought it was is poor taste for CNN to focus on that.  But then again they show people getting drunk too.   But I just thought to myself that maybe it’s this kind of reporting that is causing the ratings at CNN to drop all the time.  Is it fake news or just tasteless news?

My wife and I also spent a lot of time over the weekend watching a show called “LIVE PD” on the A& E channel.   Camera crews go with police in several locations around the country (including Utah) and the host and 2 cops take you live to the scene of whatever is going on at that time.  This show is scary and funny and eye-opening at the same time.

If you watch this you will see for yourself why I hold Policemen and women in such high regard.  You see how a routine traffic stop can lead to a drug bust like what happened near Park City in October where 20 pounds of marijuana was found after a man was pulled over for a minor traffic violation.   You will also see people lie to the officers over and over again about drugs alcohol and weapons.    Then you will also see that these men and women have hearts and truly try to help people even when they have been lied to and called names (add you own BLEEP here.

So if you are a police officer or know one, my respect for you grows.  I know and you know you are not perfect but you are expected to make perfect decisions in keeping us safe.  Sometimes safe from ourselves.  Because some people are just dumb!

This morning I also found out how frustrating technology can be.  I was preparing the Stupid news segment for 7:15 am and 2 minutes before it was to go on the radio DOH!  The computer decided it wasn’t ready.  So the 7:15 Stupid news didn’t air until 7:25.  Stupid computers!

In case you missed it here is Stupid news all about Gambling, Friendship and a man going where no man wants to go.   Listen here

An email scammer was caught.  Listen here

Laff lines:  Brian Regan on Elevators

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