Check it out! I got my #MOFFITTISMYHOMEBOY shirt! Gotta rep out bud…I mean HOMEBOY, John Moffitt from the Seahawks. The shirt's proceeds go to a great cause…Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. You too can get one of his awesome shirts at Moffittmerch.com
Early on Tuesday, a drunk man in his 20s went to a McDonald's in Ireland and ordered himself a Happy Meal, and for some odd reason, he tried to SQUEEZE into a McDonald's HIGH CHAIR. Shockingly he got stuck, and couldn't get himself out. The staff called the police and THREE COPS showed up to help pull the guy out of the high chair. They WERE able to get him free. No charges are going to be filed. McDonald's Ireland actually had a pretty good response to this: "McDonald's is aware of the incident . . . we recommend that children don't use the high chair without adult supervision."
Based this…finish this sentence…"I can't believe I tried to do _____" …Or… "I can't believe someone I know tried to do _____".
I once got my friend to snort ginger powder and crushed sheetrock. Chris in parkland
TOPPPAYYYY!!!! I cannt believe I tried to ride my BMX bike down james st. in kent with no hands! The back tire blew & I almost died! Franklin in sumner.
We bet my college roommate that he wouldn't snort a line of wasabi paste. He did it and puked in misery for the next 2 hours. Best money I ever spent.
I cant believe I jumped out of a second floor window, just to proove that its faster than taking the stairs. Yay to booze, a broken ankle and a broken foot.
Today's Video blog features the current...and very first...UFC Flyweight Champion, Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson! DJ was in studio to promote that he's fighting the main event on July 27th at the Key Arena for UFC On Fox 8 against John Moraga. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.
Huge thanks to the UFC Flyweight champ for joining us in studio today. Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson is part of the main event at UFC On Fox 8 (vs. John Moraga) at the Key Arena July 27th. Tix go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM through Ticketmaster. DJ is a local guy…from Parkland, trains in Kirkland, and now is my neighbor in Puyallup! It was awesome having him in…great guy!
Last night BJ had a great time at the Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie…he got to go up on stage to introduce Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes as they also did a podcast/Q&A at the Moore Theater after the movie. Check out BJ on stage…
While backstage, BJ and Vicky B. got to finally meet up with Kevin Smith after all these years of chating on the phone and Twitter!
I almost got into a car accident yesterday, as I was driving home I was listening to the David Stern press conference on the fate of the Sacramento Kings...the league decided to not re-locate the team to Seattle, which sucks...but the punch in the gut was when he said this:
"This is going to be short for me, I have a game to get to in Oklahoma City."
I honestly stared at my radio in shock that he said that, gave my radio the finger, and then had a few no so pleasant words pop out of my mouth...Inearly drove off the road I was so pissed. I surely hope expansion happens...it sounds like the guy thyat will be taking over for David Stern in 2014 wants to work with Seattle to bring a team here...fingers crossed!
Today's Video Blog is part 2 of our chat with Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob from Clerks).
This morning we started talking about this…I bet you have dealt with this exact thing in some way…
A new study at the University of Maryland found that nightmares actually DO cause real problems and fights the next day. The researchers say, "People's activity changes as a function of the dream they had the night before, specifically in the realm of close relationships." They found that when someone had a dream where they were JEALOUS, they were more likely to report an argument the next day. When someone had a dream about cheating, they felt less INTIMATE and LOVING the next day. There are two theories on why this happens. One, your dreams are a sign of a deep-seated lack of trust and just push it to the surface a little more.Or two, your brain is just TESTING you to make sure your relationship is stable, strong, and what you really want.
As we are talking about this, we were flooded with texts from people that have dealt with this too!
My wife got pissed at me for a dream. I told her I dreamed she made me a sandwich and gave up some oral negotiations.
My boyfriend had a dream he caught my six year old smoking. He was so mad when he woke up, he wanted to ground her.
My wife got so mad at a dumbass deram she straight kicked me in the junk thinkin I cheated on her.... she was convinced the dream was real. #BLD
My ex-girlfriend learned that I was actually cheating on her because of a dream that she had
My boyfriend had a dream I cheated on him and was mad at me the next day.. I just laughed when he told me the dream.. elizabeth
My wife slapped me when I was dead asleep one night because she had a dream I cheated on her. BLD
Someone at Buzzfeed.com has put together a list of 9 People Who Were Banned from "Saturday Night Live". Here are the ones they listed, along with the reason why they were allegedly booted:
1. The punk band Fear . . . for trashing the "SNL" set back in 1981.
2. Steven Seagal . . . for being a bad host, and being a jerk to the cast and crew. He hosted back in 1991. The next year, Lorne Michaels supposedly told Nicolas Cage that Steven was "the biggest jerk who's ever been on the show."
3. Adrien Brody . . . for a horrible, 45-second, ad-libbed introduction to musical guest Sean Paul in 2003.
4. Elvis Costello . . . for playing his politically-charged song "Radio, Radio" in 1977, even though he was explicitly told to play his single "Less Than Zero". His ban was lifted in 1989, and he's performed several times since.
5. Frank Zappa . . . for doing a terrible job of hosting the show in 1978.
6. Martin Lawrence . . . for being extremely filthy in his monologue in 1994. He dissed the censors, and launched into a commentary about feminine hygiene.
7. Cypress Hill . . . for lighting a joint onstage, and trashing the stage and their instruments during a performance in 1993.
8. The Replacements . . . for a bad, drunken performance in 1986. They missed whole verses, repeated lyrics, stumbled into each other, messed up guitar lines, and screamed obscenities at the audience.
9. Sinead O'Connor . . . for ripping up a picture of the Pope, looking into the camera, and saying, quote, "Fight the real enemy."
Based on this...What are you banned from, or what should you be banned from? Here are the texts we got:
Gambling. I have dropped close to 40k over the last two years
I should be banned from hosting a daily quiz game on the radio, oh wait thats the rev
Im banned from my wifes sisters house or c n her as we made a porno and she showed my wife. The truck driver.
I am banned from Canada for life got into a bar fight and beat the s*** outta 2 guys in the bar and then proceeded to beat up the 2 Mounties that came to the bar and they arrested me and escorted me across the border and told me I was never welcome in Canada ever!!!
I'm banned from Iraq Afghanistan and Kuwait because I was caught smoking weed in Iraq
I should be banned from having male friends
My husband and best friend are banned from a department store and not from stealing lol
The wife banned me from the bikini barista coffee huts...as I should be. Bitches be pricy.
I should be banned from the drive-in movie theater in Auburn. It seems like every time I've been there I end up having sex there! Taylor from Puyallup
Got banned from the Sloop in Ballard for trying to steal one of their trophies.
Today's Video Blog is an Intern Challenge! Our intern Cole has 60 seconds to find a random person that will tickle him...will he do it?
Huge thanks to Jason Mewes for coming in this morning! Jason will be at the Moore Theater tomorrow with Kevin Smith for their movie, Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. Plus they will be taping a podcast there! Get tix at STGpresents.org
Yesterday The Men's Room announced the full lineup for Pain In The Grass. It's so big this years…(How big is it?)…It's so big that it's 2 days – September 6th and 7th, at The Gorge. Alice In Chains will be there…Jane's Addiction…Avenged Sevenfold…Volbeat…and so many more bands! A tweeter named Chance asked me which bands I am most excited to see…Alice In Chains tops the list, their new CD "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" is coming out soon (May 28th), and I have been lucky enough to hear the full record and it will not disappoint. The CD is dark and heavy, just like what you would want from AIC, and with each listen I love it more! This is definitely one of the stand out tracks….
When you get the album, just wait until you hear a song called "Phantom Limb" – it's so good, and apparently William Duvall wrote the song…clearly the AIC/Jerry Cantrell songwriting styule has rubbed off on him, as I think this will be an Alice classic.
There are a bunch of other bands I am stoked to see, but the other band I really can't wait to watch is Baroness! I LOVE their record "Yellow & Green" – especially this song, "Take My Bones Away":
Huge thanks to Zacky Vengence from Avenged Sevenfold for joining us this morning to chat about Pain In The Grass...I am stoked to see those guys as well...plus Zacky is from Olympia, and he was once a Puyallup resident too!
Both BJ and I did the exact same thing this morning while preparing to come into work today. This is too crazy! We both have the same routine in the morning, as we get ready in the dark in the morning to not wake up the "Mrs.". At some point while getting ready, BJ was walking in the dark…and slammed his face into the wall…Check it out….
As he was sharing this story, I was floored because the exact same thing happened to me. I was so embarrassed by myself, as I do this rodeo every morning. I grab mky clothes…go into the laundry room to get dressed…go back into the bedroom to kiss my wife and pub goodbye. However, this morning…as I was going from the laundry room to the bedroom…I walked right into the closet in the hallway…and it was one of those rolling hanging closets, so I made quite the racket in my attempts to be "quyiet".
After talking about this…we got this text:
@bjshea @stp That was the worst cover up stories I've ever heard. Why don't you guys just admit to your secret homosexual interlude.
Ahhh, the texters…so tactful. Today's Video Blog features Jason Mewes!
Another great weekend in the books! Man what awesome weather…Friday was a perfect day, I love Seattle all the time, but I especially love it when this is the view…
That pic was taken from our deck at work…not a bad spot, huh? Later on that day I hit up Johnny's Dock in Tacoma…man I love that place. My buds and I kicked it on the deck, discussed how we one day need to rent a Dragon Boat, had a bucket of Corona, and enjoyed their Oyster Shooters!
On Saturday night, The New Originals (KISW's house band) played at Studio 7 for the "Night Of The Living Tributes" – what an awesome time. We played with Cheaper Trick (a…yup you guessed it…Cheap trick cover band) & they were unreal! We also played with Gene's Addiction – yes a KISS cover band where all the members have the Gene Simmons face paint on, so damn cool. The final band on the bill was Unchained – they are a Van Halen tribute band from Portland, and holy smokes they brought it…and I literally mean that…full on smoke (fog machine), strobe lights, and LASERS! Effing Lasers man! They were awesome, plus I loved the drummer's kit:
Yesterday there was some great hockey on the TV…what a battle between the Rangers and Capitals, as the Rangers won 1-0 thanks to their goalie King Henrik, and game 7 is tonight! The Maple Leafs also forced a game 7 against the Bruins, that was a great game…their goalie James Reimer has been playing unreal these last couple of games. The highlight of the Leafs game was watching the CBC broadcast of the game…as Don Cherry was rocking yet another sweet look….
Barry Swegle of Port Angeles made news this weekend when he used his bulldozer to damage 4 homes in his neighborhood, a boat, a pickup truck and a power pole…he even took one home off it's foundation! When I first saw this story online, I saw it on a National news site...I immediately figured this story was from Florida or something crazy like that....but nope, it happened here in Washington...sweet! The incident stemmed from a dispute over a fence...gotta love the neighbor dynamic.
Based on the story of a Port Angeles man that bulldozed his neighborhood because of a fence…what is it about your neighbor that you find annoying? What is your neighbor horror story? Here are the texts we received:
My neighbors just love smoking opium out of their big old bong right on their porch.
My neighbor thinks our walmart solar garden path lights are hidden cameras put out there to spy on her as she drives by.
Used to live in the boonies next to some junkies, that occasionally blew up a bathtub cooking. Once came home to them using our hot tub!
Our neighbor threatened to cut off our dogs' heads if they didn't stop barking
A public service announcement to my neighbor. Mow your lawn again at six in the morning and I'm dumping lye on it. –DV
The question should really be: what thing about your neighbor do you find O-Fence-ive... Ha ha -Marc
My neighbor told my husband i was cheating on him. I would never do that i love him.
My neighbor burns his household garbage, we have asked him repeatedly to stop, butt then he just started burning at night.
My douchey old neighbor scoops up dog poo that is in his yard and splatters it on my driveway-NOT the grass, but the cement. He thinks its my lab doing this, yet there are 3 labs living at the house right across from him. This had happened 3 times. –Taylor
Today's video blog is part two of our chat with Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Alice Eve from Star trek: Into Darkness.
Huge huge huge thanks to John Cho, Simon Pegg, and Alice Eve for joining us in studio this morning. They are in the new Star Trek movie -- Star Trek: Into Darkness, and we all saw it and LOVED it. It's in theaters next Thursday and I highly recommend going to see this...even if you aren't a fan of Star Trek, you will love this movie...it's just a well done film.
It seems like no matter where you turn there is a news story that interviews a…well…crazy person. OK, maybe crazy is not the right term, but they interview someone with a lot of personality. The one everyone is talking about is Charles Ramsey, hell…that one got turned into an auto-tunes song…how funny is this:
Melinda Brown Duncan is the latest crazy person…oops, I mean latest lady full of "personality" to give an interview on local news. She got super-hot the other day about Detroit city government, and just went OFF in an interview with a local Fox affiliate. Check it out…
Mother's Day is this Sunday, don't forget to call your mom. What better story to share about moms than this one:
On Tuesday night, 24-year-old Pete Jesse Rodriguez of Texas was playing a game with a 14-year-old where the kid would run around and Pete would trace his movements with a gun. Who hasn't played this game? Naturally, the game ended when Pete SHOT the kid in the left thigh. We're not exactly sure about the relationship between Pete, the kid, and the kid's mom. Although it looks like Pete and the mom are in a relationship, because Pete lives in the house . . . and because of how the mom handled the shooting. Instead of immediately rushing her son to the hospital, she spent SEVERAL HOURS on WebMD and other websites looking up how to treat GUNSHOT WOUNDS. Finally, approximately seven-and-a-half hours after the shooting, the mom took her son to the hospital. In all fairness to her…I bet she had dial up, which is why it took so long.
This story is when we finally come to terms that the internet has won. I get using WebMD if you have a strange itch, or something….but a gunshot wound? What the hell? Needless to say, Pete was arrested for felony injury to a child with serious bodily harm, and the mother may ALSO be facing a felony charge of injury to a child by omission.
Mother's Day is this weekend, and this woman is clearly a "mother of the year"…based on this, finish this sentence: "I can't believe my mom once did _____" Or for the moms out there…finish this sentence… "I can't believe I once did _____". Here are the texts we got:
Bj, I have a 3 and a 5 year old. I bought a gun specifically to play that game with them. On our spare time they help me make meth. Stop overreacting. Chris.
I cant believe my mom let her friend hand cuff me and lock me in a closet to teach me lock picking (the cuffs & the door). ~Jayde
My mom would put me in a corner on my tippy toes and put eggs under my heels when I cussed in front of her once - josh in auburn
When i was 15 i spent xmas eve smokin meth with my mom in a parking lot in chehalis before we went shopping. That xmas i got a bag of meth and some weed for a present. Im 34 now and dont really talk to her anymore. Rob in grand mound
My mom had an affair with the preacher at our church in a small town while dad was on deployment. They are married and happy now
My mother woke me up at 3 am to help her pack her stuff so she could leave my father. Strangest experience ever. - Señor Guerro
My mom got wasted and spent 8 hours passed out on the phone with a psycic
My mom wouldn't let me wear my seat belt because it would wrinkle my outfit.
I did lines of coke off my best friends mothers chest in high school.
Today's video blog is part one of our chat with Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Alice Eve from Star trek: Into Darkness.
Hey everyone…I am doing a walk for Cystic Fibrosis, I am taking part in Great Strides next weekend and I would love it if you could donate to the great cause that is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Click on this link to donate…
BJ was here but not really here this morning…why? Because of this….
Tonight he is seeing the new Star Trek film…again! We have already seen it, it's so awesome…I am not even a Trekkie, and I LOVED it! Tomorrow we have Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Alice Eve in studio at 8:15…so be sure to listen! Hopefully the force will be with us for the interview…wait….
49-year-old Don Ennis is a top editor at ABC News in New York who's been married for 17 years, and has three kids. However…on Friday, he showed up to work in a BLACK DRESS and a BROWN WIG, and announced he was now officially becoming a woman, getting divorced, and changing his name from Don to Dawn. Don…or Dawn posted on Facebook, "This is not a game of dress-up, or make-believe . . . [it's] what I must do to be happy, in response to a soul-crushing secret that my wife and I have been dealing with for more than seven years" According to Dawn, "we both believe [this] better fits who I now am." Dawn says she has a, quote, "unusual hormonal imbalance" that led to her developing breasts and identifying as a female. Dawn's coworkers were immediately supportive. Some of them got her flowers, and the president of ABC News wrote a note in support.
When has something crazy happened at your job? What happened? A top ABC News Editor showed up to work in a dress and wig, and announced he was a woman! Based on this… When has something crazy happened at your job? What happened? Here are some of the texts we received…
My manager got caught instead of paying prostitutes, he would hire them for a job as long as they provided "services "for him so he got his jollies on the company dime
Cops raided my work mid day found out my co worker committed a double homicides 3 days prior
I had a Federal Way cop borrow my work cart to find a suspect running through our golf course. - Señor Guerro.
Hey BJ, about 5 years ago, a co-worker quit and on his last day, he went to the bathroom and came back with a top hat and trench coat, walked outside and flashed the entire store. What made it better was that it happened on a weekend so there were tons of people around to see haha
Today's Video Blog features a couple of packages that BJ and Topshelf received.
The weather has been awesome…perfect pool weather. Just ask Toppy! He has a pool in his back yard! Not just any pool…a 12 foot in circumference pool that is 2 and a half feet high! Check out Toppy enjoying the sun!
According a new study, one of the best ways to pick up women is . . . to carry a guitar. Researchers sent a guy to a public place to get women's phone numbers, and when he carried a guitar case he was successful 31% of the time. When he had nothing, he was only successful 14% of the time. And when he carried a sports duffel bag, he was only successful 9% of the time.
So we had to ask…how did you impress someone you first met? Here are some of the texts we got:
I joined the army and deployed 4 times
My uncle used to dress up like motley Crüe and use a guitar case for his clothes on vacations, it back fired when people brought him and his buddy to a studio to record. Neither of them have touched an instrument but still tried to make a song.
Wearing a kilt when I met a lady at Pain in the Grass 3 years ago. ended up marrying her. In a kilt of course Cajun
I was walking through a park with a gal I just met, when we came by the playground area, there was a 15 foot tall climbing rope, I climbed up only using my arms
What works better than a guitar? Walking a puppy around a park. Bitches love a puppy. –DV
One word, uniform. Was successful more Times than I can count while in uniform
My adorable sweet dog or my sisters baby always works for me
When I met my husband, I impressed him by taking my underwear off without taking my pants off. it was a regular thong, I'm just very flexible.
Guys always seem to be impressed that I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue. :-P ~Mama KD
Showed her how to shotgun a blunt hit. Still together 5 years later. Winner. That was our first kiss
To impress my girl, I attempted a triple front flip off a diving board. Didnt go well, and got the wind knocked out of me.
If a guy has a dog that's it to win for me! Especially if its a puppy
Hooked up on my quad in the woods and my seadoo on lake Washington :) toys get girls every time!!
Today's Video Blog is an Intern Challenge! Our intern Cole has 60 seconds to find a random person that will tickle him...will he do it?
We are back from the extended weekend…BJ was out of town in Cali, enjoying their crappy weather as we had some awesome weather here this weekend.
On Saturday my wife and I hit up Alki with our pup Lulu:
We have come to the conclusion that Lulu LOVES the sun…any chance that she could be in the sun, she jumped at the opportunity!
On Sunday, it was another hot day, so what better way to enjoy the sun than to be inside playing hockey! My buddies team "Totems For Life" were playing a tournament, and their goalie couldn't play for the championship game…I got the call and played with them…what a blast! We wound up winning 6-2, but it was 3-2 up until the final 3 minutes…it was a fun game. Not only did the guys get a trophy…
But also a beer mug! Needless to say I have been drinking out of that mug all weekend haha!
There was a discussion on the website Reddit.com about the most RIDICULOUS office rules people had encountered. Here are some of the highlights . . .
--No moving the furniture . . . it violates union rules even to slide your desk over.
--No MUTTON CHOP sideburns.
--No popcorn, either cooked in the microwave or from outside.
--No cell phones . . . or even anything that looks like a cell phone in your pocket.
--No saying "bless you" when someone sneezes, since it's too religious.
--And a place where every desk had to be empty, except for a few select items . . . which had to be arranged in a specific way.
Based on the list of the most ridiculous office rules people had encountered…what about you? What ridiculous rule do you have at your workplace? Here are the texts we got:
We are not allowed to use a/c or let vehicle idle! Ridiculous!
I once worked at a place where you were not allowed to eat or have popcorn. The owner couldnt stand the taste or the smell and told you that you would no longer be working there if you did. Part of the hiring process.
We have a rule at work. When you learn something new, you get to go home early. So this joker said hey I just learned that I like ketchup on my brefast potatoes. I told him since he can't pronounce breakfast correctly, his leave early is cancelled. What a tool!
we weren't allowed to have pen caps on the pens at registers.
No talking at your desk. Anybody wanted to ask you anything or talk to you about anything you have to go into a conference room. People always comment about how it was as quiet as a library of course that was once we got to a conference room.
Tried to make me sign a contract saying " smoking is prohibited , even outside of work on your free time!!" I quit that day! No one is telling me.
No socializing with coworkers outside of work.
dress code said you had to wear black socks. I was wearing white socks one day and lost us points on our audit
Office rule; no cooking seafood in the microwave
Today's Video Blog is Torture Tuesday...this week you voted for duct tape to be ripped off Hot Kyle's hairy chest!
Stp, Jeff hanneman of slayer died yesterday please say a couple words today he will be missed in the metal community. He was 49. Rest in peace.
I read about this yesterday, and man what awful news. Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died yesterday of liver failure. He was 49. a rep for slayer said the band is "devastated." Two years ago, Jeff got a nasty flesh-eating disease after being bit by a spider. It's unclear if that contributed in some way to his liver failure. This is my all time favorite Slayer song, I figured that is the best way to pay tribute to him, to celebrate the music he made!
Today's Video Blog is part 2 of our chat with John Moffitt of the Seahawks! Get his shirts at www.moffittmerch.com
Yesterday some serious crap went down! May Day May Day! The big protests happened in the streets of Seattle yesterday; everything was peaceful, until the dummy "anarchists" with their bandana on their faces tried to wreak havoc. The highlight of the stupidity was that people were doused with silly string. Yes, silly string. A TV news reporter was hit with the silly string, but most importantly Phoenix Jones the Seattle super heroes were hit as well. Things have gone too far when Super Heroes are getting hit with silly string!
The other big story was that our bud, Eric Strawn, the Mayor of Tenino, has decided to step down as mayor. Mayorjuana is saying goodbye! He tweeted to tell us this, and then I saw it on Q13's website, I got a kick out of the fact that Q13 used a pic from a You Tube video of Eric in our studios for their picture:
I tweeted Mayorjuana to see if all was good, and here was the thread….
A man is accused of pretending to be a member of the band Pink Floyd at a Minnesota hospital — and racking up as much as $100,000 in unpaid medical bills. Police say the 53-year-old man went in for treatment on April 20th. He claimed he was Pink Floyd singer-guitarist David Gilmour and that he didn't have health insurance. He was treated and released, but not before signing an autograph. Hospital security was suspicious about the man's identity and his medical records were flagged. The man returned for more treatment several days later and, confronted by police, admitted he wasn't Gilmour. The man was booked into jaIl on a possible charge of theft by swindle.
Based on this… When did you or someone you know pretend to be someone you are not? Here are the texts we received:
I once pretended to be Top Shelf at a bar and got free shots of crown all night!
I once pretended to be a firefighter and made out with a chick on her bachelorette party. I noticed "kiss a firefighter" was on her list of things to do.
I pretended to be a lawyer once while getting kicked out of bar in pioneer square. The bouncer did not care
I used to pretend to be related to motocross champ Chad reed and print fake emails and autographs to get free stuff from friends back in high school.
One of my friends was pretending to be a 14 year old girl, chatting with older men online. They were sending him phones, cameras, and hundreds of dollar
I work with a guy that looks like chuck Norris so he is constantly getting asked to pose for pictures
Today's Video Blog features a gift that BJ got in the mail.
Huge thanks to John Moffitt from the Seattle Seahawks for joining us this morning.
John is one funny dude, and now you can get a T-Shirt to show love for #74. The shirts can be found on this site: http://www.moffittmerch.com/ and it's for a great cause – the Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. Each shirt bought feeds 3 people…a great cause while rocking a great shirt! Check out some of the shirts he has for sale:
So I just checked out a new app, called VINE. It's like Twitter or Instagram, but with Videos instead. So I made this video on it…and posted it on You Tube too, as a way to cross social networking streams!
You can find me on VINE – my user name is Steve KISW.
On Saturday, 30-year-old Henry Gribbohm of Epsom, New Hampshire hit up a travelling carnival in Manchester, New Hampshire. And like so many before him, he was seduced by BIG PRIZES and a sweet-talking CARNY. He started playing one of those carnival games called Tubs of Fun, where you toss softballs into a plastic tub. His goal was to win an Xbox Kinect, the accessory for the Xbox 360 that lets you play games with motion control. It's worth about $100. And before he knew it, Henry had lost $300. But he wasn't going to let that defeat him. So he went home, got his life savings . . . all $2,300 of it . . . and dumped ALL of it into Tubs of Fun. AND HE NEVER WON. He complained to the carnival management, so they gave him a $600 refund . . . and a giant stuffed YELLOW BANANA with DREADLOCKS and a RASTA HAT. Which is hilarious if you ask me…how awesome is this picture!
So Henry complained to the POLICE that the game was rigged, and they're investigating. The carnival has moved on to Derry, New Hampshire, but WITHOUT Tubs of Fun . . . the game is suspended until the investigation is over. For what it's worth, Tubs of Fun made a list of seven rigged carnival games, published in the "AARP Bulletin" last summer.
Based on this story, we took calls and texts about how others have blown a lot of money. Here are some of the texts we got:
Blew 2000 at a strip club in one night, and then another thousand the following night. Good times.
Blew $1,000 at the moonlite bunny ranch in Reno. Best time ever! Bobby
I blew $600 on a Rammstein *sex toy* set. Total of 6 of them. They were molded after each band "member". Best money ever spent. Amber in Shelton
Vegas fir my sister's 21st birthday - $2000 for a club one night - 4 people. That was only part of our weekend, but damn it was awesome! Jess in Graham
When i was dealing Blackjack in California, i watched this extremely hot college chick lose $216,000 in student loans and grants.
Today's Video Blog is part 1 of our chat with John Moffitt of the Seattle Seahawks.