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.