Happy Back To School Day!! Parents all around siouxland are rejoicing as the kids go back to school and the parents get a break! YAY!! Hope your kids enjoy the education, and you enjoy the peace and quiet.. Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. This week is the 20th anniversary of the first what?
A. August 11, 1994 the first online purchase was made. Happy 20th anniversary online shopping!
Bonehead Of The Day:
Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis.
So when a patrolman in Braintree, Massachusetts, spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser over the weekend, he pulled it over.
Deputy Chief Wayne Foster tells The Patriot Ledger the luxury Italian vehicle's body was painted black and white with a police-style shield on the doors, and police-related decals.
Foster said the door shield wasn't accompanied by the usual police phrase "Protect and Serve," but rather with "Decepticons punish and enslave."
The driver told the officer who pulled him over that he was actually assisting police "because other drivers noticed him and slowed down, thinking it was a police vehicle."
The driver, whose name was not made public, was summoned to court to face a charge of impersonating a police officer.
87 Year Old Nudist Running For Sheriff
An elderly Washington nudist is running for sheriff in a county that is around 90 miles northwest of Seattle.
Dave Olinger got himself on the ballot as a write-in candidate for Island County sheriff in the primary and he is optimistic about his chances in the November election.
"I would do a good job for the county," Olinger told the Los Angeles Times. "I have a real chance of at least making the [general election] ticket."
The 87-year-old was considering running as a member of the nudist party, but opted to go with the Democratic Party instead.
His wife said that her husband is running because "he watches too much of that Jon Stewart" and also admitted that Olinger is not a huge fan of clothes.
Insurance Service Uses Loose Change To Pay $21,0000 Settlement
A California insurance company decided to pay off an elderly man's court settlement in loose change.
Andres Carrasco, who is in his 70s, sued Adriana's Insurance Service in 2012 after he was allegedly assaulted by one of the company's employees.
The company agreed to a $21,000 settlement in June and finally decided to pay up.
Eight Adriana's Insurance employees dropped off the change at the office of Carrasco's attorney in five-gallon containers.
"There's over 16 buckets of quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies. It's going to take us at least, conservatively, one week to count that whole amount of money," Carrasco's attorney, Antonio Gallo, told CBS Los Angeles.
Carrasco won't even be able to lift one of the heavy buckets, let alone 16 of them.
"Adriana's Insurance, is this the way you treat everyone?" Carrasco said in a statement to NBC Los Angeles. "Why don't you like your clients? I am disappointed by the way Adriana's treats their customers and the elderly. We might be poor, but we are people too."
Man Turns Beard Into Noodle Bowl
A San Francisco man has become an online sensation by forming new shapes out of his beard.
Isaiah Webb, who bills himself as 'Incredibeard', posts a picture of himself with his latest creation every Monday.
His most popular invention was turning his beard into a ramen bowl and using it to eat noodles.
Mr Webb credits his wife, Angela, with turning him into a tonsorial superstar.
"My wife's into fashion and she likes beards," he told The Huffington Post.
The couple have been creating his beard into fun shapes for four years and he is now to be featured in the new Ripley's Believe It Or Not! book, Reality Shock.
Bonehead #2.. The Lazy Olympics
Organisers of the 2nd International Lazy Olympics admit they should have promoted the event - but couldn't be bothered.
The annual event is staged in Montenegro which sells itself to tourists on its famously slow pace of life .
This year's event, held in the shade of an oak tree on the outskirts of the Ethno Village of Breznik in the Piva Region, has attracted international contestants.
It also attracts surprisingly good crowds, considering there is only one event - which involves lazily lying under the oak tree.
Anybody who seems to be putting too much effort in is disqualified, and the winner is the person who continues to be lazy for the longest period of time.
The judges, in keeping with the spirit of the event, have not produced a rulebook because it is too much effort.
Many do not even bother to watch the contestants because they themselves are also too busy sleeping under the oak tree.
Last year's winner Vladan Bajalica from the central town of Niksic scooped the title after being lazy under the oak tree for 32 hours.
- Catherine Bell (“Army Wives,” “Death Becomes Her”) – 46
- Halle Berry (“Monster’s Ball,” “Cloud Atlas”) – 48
- Christopher Gorham (“Ugly Betty,” “Harper’s Island”) – 40
- Marcia Gay Harden (“Space Cowboys,” “The Invisible”) – 55
- Jackeé Harry (“Sister, Sister,” “227”) – 58
- Susan Saint James (“McMillan and Wife,” “Kate & Allie”) – 68
- Mila Kunis (“That 70s Show,” “Black Swan”) – 31
- Susan Olsen ("Brady Bunch's" Cindy Brady) – 53
- Steve Martin (“Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Pink Panther”) – 69
- Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”) – 34
- The late Alice Ghostley (“Designing Women,” “Bewitched”) – (1926-2007) …she would have been 88.
- Sarah Brightman – 54
- Atlantic Starr’s Sharon Bryant – 58
- Third Eye Blind’s Kevin Cadogan – 44
- Seals & Crofts’ Dash Crofts – 74
- David Crosby – 73
- The Replacements’ Slim Dunlap – 63
- Larry Graham – 68
- Composer James Horner (“Titanic,” “Braveheart,” “Avatar”) – 61
- Guitarist Chris Perez (FAST FACTS: He is the widower of Hispanic icon Selena.)
- Connie Smith – 73
- Author Danielle Steele (“Passion’s Promise,” “Now and Forever”) – 67
- Basketball star Magic Johnson – 55 (FAST FACTS: He was a five time NBA champion, three time Finals MVP and three time NBA MVP.)
- NFL quarterback Tim Tebow – 27
Video Of The Day:
For the kiddos on back to school day!