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4th of July 7/2/15

This weekend is July 4th which is a great holiday and a celebrations of the USA declaring independence from Britain. I like July 4th as well because of the fact it is a great holiday to use the grill. Now you might notice I said grilling instead of BBQ because in my mind if you are BBQing you are cooking something all day not just using a grill. The easy way to remember is BBQ is low and slow and the grill is hot and fast. The 4th of July is also a great time to get together with other friends and family members. Next to Christmas time I think the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. I have spent many different July holidays different ways but one I remember very fondly was spent in a row house in Baltimore. My buddy DB and I were living in this house and we had decided to get some blue crabs for the 4th, it was so hot I remember the sweat dripping down our faces as we ate outside but it was still fun. We had different people come though different parts of the day and we had a tiny little baby pool to cool off in. It was one of my favorite times and I am not someone who longs for the past but that was a fun time. Have a great holiday everyone.
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BJ'S BLOG 07/02/15 "Teen DD"

Hey, gang! With the holiday weekend on its way, today's Group Therapy topic seems strangely appropriate. Let's hear what our Rock-A-Holic "patient" has to say…

Leslie is perturbed by her son's role as a designated driver…because the drunk he was driving around is his own father! The son is 17, and has his own car. Recently, Leslie's husband had a bit too much to drink while out with some friends, and called his son for a ride home. Leslie thinks it was completely out of line on the part of her husband, but he disagrees, and insists that he was teaching their son about responsibility.

Leslie wants to know if it's inappropriate for a parent to ask their (driving-age) child to pick them up if they've had too much to drink. Personally, I think this is one of those modern problems that has a lot of dimensions to it, and can't be solved with a black-or-white answer that applies all across the board. So, let's hear what you have to say about it!
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Steve Migs Blog 07/02/15 "Hamster Fourth!"

I really can't keep up with all of the crazy internet fads…especially when it comes to viral videos. But I think that's a good thing… that way when I see something that has been done a lot, I still find great humor in it.

I guess there has been this ongoing video involving hamsters eating tiny food. The series is called "tiny hamsters eating tiny food" … I haven't seen a single one, until today.

If you were listening this morning at around 6:50 – I was distracted by this video and BJ called me out for it. It's a hamster and a bunch of other undersized animals eating tiny hamburgers and corn on the cob.



Happy 4th Of July everyone. Please be safe, and please keep in mind our vets… excessive fireworks doesn't sit well with some men and women that have fought for our country… I'm not trying to get on a soap box and be the fun police, but at the least please try not to be up until 3 am shooting off fireworks. I suggest watching more hamsters eating tiny food at that time.
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BJ'S BLOG 07/01/15 "The Wrong Name"

Folks, we're just gonna cut to the chase for today's Group Therapy, because it's a real doozy…

Larry and his girlfriend were in the heat of passion when she screamed another man's name. Needless to say, Larry isn't feeling too good about this situation, and he needs some advice. Larry even went so far as to share the shout-out: "Oh, Chris!"

The girlfriend swears that she doesn't know why it happened. In fact, she says that she doesn't even know who "Chris" could be, because she doesn't have an ex with that name! I'm not sure if I can accept that wholeheartedly, but I don't know this woman, so I can't say for sure.

Has this ever happened to you? If you have a story, we'd love to hear it. Of course, I'm sure that Chris…uh, I mean, LARRY…would love to hear any advice that you have to offer, as well.
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Steve Migs Blog 07/01/15 "Klover Jane!"

Huge thanks to the guys in Klover Jane for coming in yesterday on The Migs Cast. They joined us to chat about their upcoming show, which is 8/1 at Cheney Stadium! They are a part of Rock & Rally For The Troops...a benefit for Operation Ward 57. You can get tickets at www.RockAndRallyForTheTroops.com .

While in studio, they performed a couple of songs… here is an acoustic version of their song, "Livin' To Ride".



You can listen to the entire interview below. Plus, David Draiman of Disturbed joins us on the show too!



Yesterday I noticed that a trailer for the movie Creed was released. This is the Rocky themed movie that is based on the son of Apollo Creed (Rocky's opponent in the first two Rocky films), and how he is also a boxer. At first I was hesitant to watch this… I am such a fan of the Rocky franchise, I really didn't know how to feel about another movie being made…but midway this trailer I was 100% sold! I cannot wait to see this film!

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BJ'S BLOG 06/30/15 "Promise Ring"

 
If you’re a Rock-A-Holic in need, we promise that you’ll always be able to ask for help in Group Therapy. How’s that for a commitment?
 
Let’s see if we can help Georgia, who wrote in with a problem. She and her boyfriend (they’re both 30) just celebrated their three year anniversary. Georgia has known that this guy is THE ONE since the first year, and she is crazy about him. They’ve had some discussions about marriage, and she believed that they were on the same page…
 
Unfortunately, a recent trip to Mexico has made Georgia question her man’s commitment. Georgia and her boyfriend were celebrating her birthday, and he pulled out a ring on the beach at sunset; naturally, she assumed that it was an engagement ring, but he explained that it was actually a PROMISE RING.
 
Georgia hasn’t let on that she’s upset, but the more she thinks about it, the more she wonders if she should give it back and tell her man that she wants a grown-up commitment.
 
Personally, I’m scratching my head over this. Did I mention they’re both 30, and therefore, it’s safe to assume that they’re not in high school? This seems incredibly juvenile on the part of the boyfriend, especially giving it to her on a beach at sunset. Georgia, I totally understand why you’re disappointed.
 
Let’s hear it from you, Rock-A-Holics! Does this relationship have a future, or does Georgia need to return her cheesy promise ring and find a grown-up man?
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Steve Migs Blog 06/30/15 "The MegaCast Invades KING5"

Huge thanks to the fine folks over at New Day Northwest on KING5 for having us on their show!
 


 
That’s right… Thee Ted Smith and I (aka The MegaCast) were on during their Hot Topics segment, and it was a blast as always!
 


 
Of course up until the moment that we were on TV… we were prepping backstage!
 


 
If you missed our big MegaCast TV debut… Here is the appearance:
 

 
So yesterday the NHL announced the latest inductees for the Hockey Hall Of Fame, and one of the guys inducted was Sergei Fedorov.  They showed a clip of John Davidson and Lanny McDonald calling him… and I had to replay this multiple times, as I couldn’t believe what he said!                                                                                                                                                            
 

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BJ'S BLOG 05/29/15 "One Tiny Fish and the Confederate Flag"

Today's blog comes from one of my mentors, Dan Sanders:

It seems no matter how much I try to keep my blogs and podcasts light and easy, life at times insists I make them heavy duty.

I am watching a small blue fish less than two inches long struggle for breath. “Blue Boy,” as I have come to call him, had survived an injured tail fin from a previous mishap. Now I watch him flipping that broken fin, struggling to move. To a fish, movement is life, and I feel the same way. If I ever stop moving, I will die.  

I have witnessed this struggle before in the small water world that I am god over. This little environment needs me to keep it ecologically safe and the lives that dwell there alive. They depend on me, and when something goes wrong, it is my failure. They didn’t screw it up, their lord—I—did. Unlike us humans, they don’t have a choice.

As I watch this small life fading, Chloe Cat comes to my feet and meows. It’s dinner time, and she needs clean water, fresh food, a warm place to sleep, and lots of love. Chloe, like my past furry four-legged friends, will only be in my world for a short time, and ours is the only world she knows. It is absolutely unconditional that I make her precious life as safe and happy as I can. I wonder why we can’t always feel the same about our fellow human travelers in this short life span we are given.

I spent a lot of time in battles today I knew I couldn’t win. I have a god-awful habit of doing that. I’m still swinging at windmills and trying to send fast balls into the bleachers.  As I watched, a small fish struggled for air, took one last breath, one fin still attempting to swim, then he died. I wondered why I spent such intellectual capital fighting that battle. Someday I’ll struggle for my own last breath. 

My family dates so far back into southern ancestry and aristocracy that if you do a search of the name Sanders during the Civil War, you’ll find the books and bloody ground are littered with it, and yes, it is part of my blood line. I was born in Fort Sanders Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. My dad was from South Carolina, and my mom, a Cherokee, was born in the mountains of Tennessee and oppressed just as much as African-Americans. I have no love of my long line of southern history, deservedly blown to hell in the Civil War. I feel no sense of loss on the removal of the Confederate flag. Family members on my dad’s side, the privileged, tried to maintain a life based on oppressing and murdering other human beings, but I did not adopt their standards. The Confederate flag is a shameful rag and nothing more.
 
There are more thoughts on this subject and other things on the shores of Rambling Harbor. Join me there. 

http://dbsanders.podbean.com/e/one-tiny-fish-and-the-confederate-flag/
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Steve Migs Blog 06/29/15 "Rainiers & Steak!"

What a fun, busy weekend.  On Saturday we had a blast at the Rainiers game.  We had a gathering of the Titanic Douches for a Migs Cast listener party.  Here’s a pic of some of us!
 


 
Thanks to everyone that came out… you all were a fun rowdy bunch… after a few drinks, it quickly became the “heckle the other team” party!
 


 
If you aren’t a member of our group on Facebook, you are missing out on a fun, drama free, community.  Just search “The Migs Cast” to find us, and please join.  We hope to have more fun parties in the future.

The R Yard is a fun section to check a game out at Cheney Stadium…
 


 
Plus it was fun to be in charge of the music played during batting practice…
 


Over the weekend we all went and “chaperoned” Sara’s date for “Win A Date With BJ’s Daughter”.  That was a blast!  Thanks to car Pros for driving them around in a sweet Hyundai Eqqus…
 


 
Thanks to Sullivan’s Steakhouse for the great setting for the date.  The food was amazing…get the calamari as an appetizer (damn!), and their signature drink, The Knockout, is awesome!
 


 
Chris from our show was there filming, and put together a fun recap video of the date…check it out!
 

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Steve Migs Blog 06/29/15 "Rainiers & Steak!"

What a fun, busy weekend.  On Saturday we had a blast at the Rainiers game.  We had a gathering of the Titanic Douches for a Migs Cast listener party.  Here’s a pic of some of us!
 


 
Thanks to everyone that came out… you all were a fun rowdy bunch… after a few drinks, it quickly became the “heckle the other team” party!
 


 
If you aren’t a member of our group on Facebook, you are missing out on a fun, drama free, community.  Just search “The Migs Cast” to find us, and please join.  We hope to have more fun parties in the future.
The R Yard is a fun section to check a game out at Cheney Stadium…
 


 
Plus it was fun to be in charge of the music played during batting practice…
 


Over the weekend we all went and “chaperoned” Sara’s date for “Win A Date With BJ’s Daughter”.  That was a blast!  Thanks to car Pros for driving them around in a sweet Hyundai Equus…
 


 
Thanks to Sullivan’s Steakhouse for the great setting for the date.  The food was amazing…get the calamari as an appetizer (damn!), and their signature drink, The Knockout, is awesome!
 


 
Chris from our show was there filming, and put together a fun recap video of the date…check it out!
 

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