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If you plan to line up early for Black Friday, try not to become a statistic. Specifically, one of THESE statistics.
According to the website BlackFridayDeathCount.com, there have been seven deaths and 98 injuries on Black Friday. The stats date back to 2006 when the sales really started taking off . . . and claiming victims.
The most recent death was in 2013, when a teenager in North Carolina was driving home from some late night Black Friday shopping, and fell asleep at the wheel.
There were five people hospitalized with injuries last year: One in Pennsylvania, two in California, and two in England. Yeah, even they're getting in on the chaos now.
Michael B. Jordan is Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky's friend Apollo Creed, who asks Rocky to train him so he can live up to his dad's boxing legacy. Phylicia Rashad plays Apollo's widow, and Sylvester Stallone returns as a very old looking Rocky Balboa.
Believe it or not, this is the SEVENTH movie in the "Rocky" series. It's also the first that wasn't written by Stallone, and the first where Rocky doesn't have to fight.
At 69, Stallone is now the same age Burgess Meredith was in the first "Rocky" back in 1976. And Rocky trains Adonis at a gym called Mickey's, named after his own trainer.
It's written and directed by a guy from Oakland named Ryan Coogler, who says his dad was such a massive Rocky fan he knew the lines to every movie . . . and would sit him in front of a VCR to watch "Rocky II" before a big game just to get him motivated.
They've also updated Rocky's original theme, "Gonna Fly Now", with a new theme for Adonis called "You're a Creed".
James McAvoy stars as Mary Shelley's mad scientist, in a movie that's told entirely from Igor's perspective. Daniel Radcliffe is a hunchbacked circus performer Victor takes on as his assistant after witnessing his medical skills.
They create a monster out of stolen animal parts before moving on to their human creation. Also, Igor doesn't have his hump for very long. After all, if Frankenstein can reanimate a lifeless corpse, he can certainly fix a pesky little back problem, right?
The guy who played Moriarty on "Sherlock" (Andrew Scott) is the cop investigating them, and Charles Dance from "Game of Thrones" is also in it as Victor's disapproving father. You know him better as Tyrion's disapproving father, Tywin Lannister.
In a time where let's face it we don't know what we're putting in our bodies half the time. We think we know. Apparently scientists are now saying that fries may be healther than salads? Come again? Read for yourself, HERE
In a world where people take tons of selfies, it was only a matter of time before our furry friends caught on. In New York City, a rat managed to climb into a sleeping man's lap and take a close-up photo of himself with the man's phone before the man finally awoke. The hilarious incident was caught on video by a tourist, and it shows the shocked man trying to brush the rat off his lap before dropping his phone twice while he frantically tries to get away from the creature.
A 44-year-old guy in L.A. named Shlomo Rechnitz owns a company called Brius Healthcare Services. Apparently it's the largest nursing home provider in California. So he's pretty well off, and does a lot of charity work on the side.
Anyway, a video of him at an airport in Ireland earlier this month is going around Facebook, because he decided to buy dinner for 400 American troops.
He was waiting for a flight when he saw them in the food court about to eat their brown bag lunches. And he thought it wasn't right when all the people around them were eating REAL dinners.
So he went up to their commanding officer, and asked if he could buy them all a HOT meal. Then he told them they could each spend up to $50 to get whatever they wanted from any restaurant in the airport.
Assuming they all took him up on it, that's $20,000. But he talked to them afterward, and said it was a small price to pay for everything they do for us.
"The Final Countdown" was one of the biggest songs of the hair metal era, and certainly the biggest hit for the band EUROPE. But did you know that it never hit #1 on a Billboard chart? Until now.
By now you must have seen the Geico commercial featuring the band, the song, and a burrito being nuked in the microwave in an office breakroom.
Well, Billboard has something called a Top Commercials chart. It uses streams, downloads and Shazam tags to determine the most popular songs being used in current commercials. And "The Final Countdown" just climbed to the top.
It's followed by Wiz Khalifa's "Work Hard" from a Nissan Maxima commercial, and the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black", from an ad for the video came "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3".
Fargo's very own Ric Todd talked to Robbie, Dave and Moose about his brand new album and treated them to an in-studio performance of his song "Red Letter"... if you want to download his new EP "Drawing Lines" or purchase a hard copy then just CLICK HERE!
A man snuck onto the set of NICOLAS CAGE's upcoming movie "Dog Eat Dog" in Cleveland on Wednesday, but he wasn't looking for trouble.
His 15-year-old stepdaughter went missing over a week ago, on November 8th, and he thought that if he could get Cage to take a picture with her "missing" poster, it might help them get information on her whereabouts.
And Nic obliged, because I don't care what anybody says about him, he's cool as hell.
Dr Ben Carson is NOT a Doctor of Geography. After a heavy session of Tetris, the good Doctor, bleary-eyed and curmudgeonly decided the entire New England land mass was unacceptable. Here is your new America minions.
A woman named Carol Suchman was walking down a street in New York recently, when she passed a toy store that was going out of business. (We're not sure how old she is, but she looks like she's in her 50's.)
She and her husband used to own a tech company, which they sold a while back. And apparently they're pretty well off.
So every year, she buys a bunch of toys and gives them to charity. But this time she decided to go big . . . and bought out the entire STORE.
She negotiated with the owner, and it's not clear how much she spent . . . but she bought every single toy, plus a bunch of school supplies and whatever else he had.
Then she organized it all . . . bagged it up . . . and donated it to the city's Department of Homeless Services. So THOUSANDS of homeless kids will get Christmas gifts.
She told the local news that a lot of kids who are homeless or in foster care end up getting USED toys for Christmas. And she wanted to make sure they also had something new to open this year.
(NY1 / Huffington Post / LinkedIn)
(Check out a photo of her bagging up some of the toys.)
A woman in Spokane, Washington named Joyce Cerutti saw her neighbor put a bunch of trash in her garbage can last Saturday. (We're not sure how old she is, but she looks about 50.)
And apparently he'd done it before. So she bagged it all up . . . knocked on his door . . . and gave it back to him. Which didn't go over well, and they got into an argument.
She claims he started throwing trash all over her yard. And when she ran to get her husband, the guy barged into their house.
But her 50-year-old husband Carlo is a TREKKIE . . . and he grabbed his replica KLINGON SWORD off the wall, started swinging it, and chased the guy off.
Technically it was a 'bat'leth' . . . a curved blade with four points, and three handles on the back. You're welcome "Star Trek" nerds.
The neighbor with the trash hasn't been identified. But HE claims he never set foot in their house, and that Carlo ran outside and attacked HIM. So CARLO ended up being arrested, and for now HE'S facing assault charges.
Another neighbor saw it go down though, and it sounds like she's on Joyce's side. She wouldn't talk to the local news, but said it's because she's worried about retaliation from the other neighbor.
The parents of former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie both died yesterday (November 18th) within an hour of each other of heart attacks. Flutie wrote on his Facebook page that his father Dick died first in a Florida hospital and that his mother Joan died less than an hour later. The 1984 Heisman Trophy winner said, "They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it." Flutie's parents had been married for 56 years.
Jimmy Fallon, Justin Bieber, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and The Roots' Tariq each pair up with a driver competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship - Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch - to compete in a relay race through Rockefeller Plaza.
A mother in Nashville took her nine-year-old daughter to the Tennessee Titans / Carolina Panthers game on Sunday. But they got a little more than they bargained for from Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.
The woman wrote an open letter to Cam in the "Charlotte Observer" to reprimand him for his not-so-family-friendly celebration after he scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Quote, "The chest puffs. The pelvic thrusts. The arrogant struts and the 'in your face' taunting of both the Titans' players and fans. We saw it all. I refuse to believe you don't realize you are a role model . . .
"My daughter started asking questions. 'Won't he get in trouble for doing that? Is he trying to make people mad? [Does] he knows he looks like a spoiled brat?'
"I didn't have great answers for her, and honestly, in an effort to minimize your negative impact . . . I redirected her attention to the cheerleaders and mascot . . .
"I could tell she was still thinking about it as we boarded a shuttle back to our car. [And she said,] 'I guess he doesn't have kids or a Mom at home watching.'"
(That's an impressive take-down by a fourth grader . . . except, it's hard to imagine a little girl saying that, or calling Cam a "spoiled brat." So this is probably just a mom going WAY out of her way to whine about how football stadiums aren't the best environments for little kids, which should be obvious at this point.)
(For better or worse, fans are going to curse. There's going to be yelling and gestures that are PG-13 and above. And the cheerleaders she was using as a diversion probably weren't acting like the best role models for a little girl either.)
Know-it-all kids might have an edge on us when it comes to NEW technology. But a mom in Portland, Oregon recently gave her kids her old Walkman to mess around with . . . and it took them over a minute just to figure out how to put a cassette in. #Feelin' smug
It's no secret that Ronda Rousey has had beef with a lot of people, and they made sure to let her know on social media what they thought of her recent loss. There is however one foe who seems to want to bury the hatchet, is defending her and wants to help her better her fighting, see who, HERE
Some guys get divorced and think they'll slide right back into being single. Then they realize dating at 50 and eating grilled cheese for dinner isn't all it's cracked up to be. But at least THIS dude is making the most of it.
A guy named Jeffrey Gebhart got divorced a while back, and bought a small house last year in Milford, Ohio, just outside Cincinnati. (We're not sure how old he is, but he looks like he's in his late 40's or early 50's.)
Jeffrey's been a Bengals fan for almost 40 years, and says this is the best team they've ever had. They were undefeated until they lost to the Texans last night, so they're 8 and 1.
And he doesn't have a woman shooting down all the awesome ideas he comes up with anymore. So when he went to repaint his house recently . . . he decided to paint it BRIGHT ORANGE with tiger stripes, so it looks like the Bengals uniforms.
And he told the local news there's no way he could have gotten away with it if he was still married.
A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world's most extensive face transplant, New York University Langone Medical Center said on Monday.
After a 26-hour surgery performed at the New York hospital in August, 41-year-old Patrick Hardison is living with the face of 26-year-old David Rodebaugh, a BMX extreme bicycling enthusiast from Brooklyn who was pronounced brain dead after a cycling accident.
He received a full scalp and face, including ears, nose, lips and upper and lower eyelids.
Now, for the first time since that raging fire in Senatobia, Mississippi in 2001, Hardison can blink and even sleep with his eyes closed - key steps to sparing his blue eyes from blindness that previously seemed all but inevitable, said Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, the plastic surgeon who led the 150-person medical team that performed the procedure.
Simultaneous surgeries took place, Rodriguez said, with Hardison on one operating table while Rodebaugh was on the other. The NYU medical team had practiced for a full year to get it right.
"You only have one chance to land the Rover. The same goes with the face," Rodriguez told Reuters following a news conference in New York earlier on Monday.
The team slit the skin at the back of the donor's head, peeling each side forward with key pieces of bone attached at the chin, nose and cheekbone and then precisely draped it, like Batman's cowl, onto Hardison's head.
"Everything has to be perfectly positioned," Rodriguez told Reuters, including the bones, muscles, ear canals, lips and nerves.
NYU, which will pay for the estimated $1 million surgery, took the case after a firefighter buddy reached out on behalf of Hardison, whose own children were initially terrified of their father's disfigured face.
Proof of the surgery's success was obvious after a medical team took Hardison shopping for new clothes at Macy's this fall, and no one in the store gave him a second look, Rodriguez said.
Rodebaugh's mother, who gave permission for the transplant, noting her son was an unexpected gift after she had been told she could not conceive a child, recently was shown a photograph of the surgical results.
"Patrick is beautiful," she told the medical team.
Hardison in a statement thanked his donor's family, saying, "I hope they see in me the goodness of their decision."
(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Diane Craft)
As you know, Paris suffered a horrible terrorist attack on Friday. Three teams of terrorists from ISIS killed 129 people in six different locations, all within a few minutes . . . at a soccer stadium, four restaurants, and a rock concert.
The "New York Times" has a timeline that breaks it down. Just Google "Three Hours of Terror in Paris."
Here are five updates . . .
1. It's hard to retaliate against a terrorist group like ISIS, because they're decentralized . . . but that won't stop France from trying. ISIS is known for having several sites in Raqqa, Syria . . . and yesterday, France bombed all of them.
ISIS issued a report saying they had evacuated all of the sites because they expected retaliation for Friday's attack. But a command center, recruitment center, ammunition storage base, and training camp were all destroyed with no civilian casualties. (CNN)
2. French authorities believe eight terrorists carried out the attacks. Six of them blew themselves up, one was killed in a shootout . . . and one is still at large.
He's been identified as 26-year-old Abdeslam Salah, and there's a worldwide manhunt for him. He was born in Brussels, Belgium. He has a brother who died carrying out the attacks, and another who was arrested in Belgium for helping plan them. (The Week)
3. After the attacks, Facebook activated its "Safety Check" tool, where people in Paris could check in to let their friends and family know they were safe. Afterward, people started asking why Facebook hasn't used Safety Check for OTHER terrorist attacks.
Mark Zuckerberg responded, saying, quote, "Until yesterday, our policy was only to activate Safety Check for natural disasters. We just changed this." (CNN Money)
4. Naturally, people in Paris are still VERY much on edge. There was a panic yesterday night when some fireworks went off in a plaza and people thought they were gunshots. Everyone started running away and screaming, and fortunately no one was hurt in the chaos. (ABC News)
5. It's pretty much guaranteed after a major tragedy someone's going to say something stupid . . . and a Democrat named Dan Kimmel running for the Minnesota state House of Representatives obliged.
On Saturday he tweeted, quote, "ISIS isn't necessarily evil. It is made up of people doing what they think is best for their community. Violence is not the answer though."
After a major backlash, he ended his campaign yesterday. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Oregon police investigating a report of suspicious activity at an art gallery took a picture of the 'masked bandits' they found inside: four raccoons. The Newport Police Department posted the photo on Facebook with the caption, "Four masked bandits burglarized Inscapes Gallery on SW Bay Blvd recently." The police department went on to write, "Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity after midnight and cornered the suspects immediately upon entering the business. The suspects, known only by their street names of 'Home Dog,' 'Da Nails,' 'Squeaky Feets' and '2-Toes Todd' attempted to elude officers on scene. After a brief scuffle, all suspects were captured without further incident or injuries. 'Squeaky Feets' told officers they had no intention of taking anything from the gallery; they were only trying to straighten a few pieces of art on the wall. Tell it to the judge, 'Feets.' Tell it to the judge."
BISMARCK – North Dakota's first new license plate in more than 20 years will soon hit the streets.
The state Department of Transportation announced that it began issuing the new "Sunrise" license plate on Thursday.
Department Director Grant Levi stressed that the new flat plate will be distributed to vehicle owners through the regular license plate renewal process.
"There's no need to come in early to get your plate," he said.
The current general-issue license plate depicts a prairie scene and is referred to at the DOT as the "buffalo plate" because of the bison featured in the lower left corner. It received "Plate of the Year" honors for best new license plate of 1993 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association.
The new design still features a bison and sheaves of wheat in the foreground and a North Dakota landscape and skyline as the backdrop, but the new images were derived from photographs.
As required by state law, the new design still displays the state's nickname, the "Peace Garden State," but replaces the old "Discover the Spirit" tourism slogan at the top with the current "Legendary" slogan. Numbers now come before letters on the new plate, opposite the old plate's design, in part to avoid duplication during the transition.
Transportation department staff worked with the state tourism office, Highway Patrol and Rough Rider Industries on the new design, which was unveiled by the DOT and approved by the Legislature's Budget Section in June 2014.
"We're really excited about it. I hope that the public likes the plate. I think that it really, truly does represent the state of North Dakota," said Mark Nelson, the DOT's deputy director for driver and vehicle services.
The 2013 Legislature appropriated more than $6.8 million to cover the cost of issuing a new general license plate for the first time in 23 years, in part because of law enforcement concerns that the older plates had started to fade and lose their reflectivity and features.
Levi said while they're still working through the process, "We believe we can do it within budget."
Rough Rider Industries, which employs inmates at the North Dakota State Penitentiary to produce the plates, spent about $800,000 on new equipment to make the digitally-printed flat plates that are thinner and lighter than the current embossed plates, director Rick Gardner said. They had produced about 200,000 of the new 6-by-12-inch plates as of two weeks ago, he said.
Lawmakers gave the DOT until June 30, 2017, to replace more than 1 million license plates with the new flat plate. The department will start issuing the smaller 4-by-7-inch plates for motorcycles and small trailers in late 2016, Nelson said.
Owners with personalized license plates can request to keep the same sequence of letters and numbers and will continue to pay the current $25 annual fee.
Those with questions about the new plates can call the DOT's toll-free number at 1-844-637-5283 or visit the "frequently asked questions" section of the website atwww.dot.nd.gov.
It's been almost 40 years since Han Solo took out Greedo in the Cantina in the original "Star Wars" . . . and fans are STILL arguing about who shot first, or who SHOULD have shot first.
But do you know who couldn't care less? HARRISON FORD. That's right, Han Solo himself. "Entertainment Weekly" asked him to settle the argument, and he just said, quote, "Knock yourself out. Have fun with it."
"EW" also revealed that Princess Leia isn't a princess anymore . . . she's a GENERAL.
There's new talk that the classic GUNS N' ROSES lineup is getting back together to do some major festivals in the U.S. and Europe, then launch a world tour to mark their 30th anniversary.
A source says, quote, "SLASH and AXL have verbally agreed to get things together again and reform the original band. The live shows is where they can show the world what they had and also make the greatest earnings."
Speculation started ramping up again several days ago, when the band's official Twitter account posted this ambiguous message: quote, "What ever happened to no news is good news? Of course today everyone is a journalist.
"If only they could read lips . . . Surely they'll read between the lines."
I don't know if this makes things more concrete for you, but BRANDI GLANVILLE from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" also confirmed it.
Before you laugh, she's best friends with bassist DUFF MCKAGAN's wife. The two of them were drunk outside a cancer benefit last week, and Brandi said, quote, "Guns N' Roses is coming back, mother[effers]!"
With North Dakota about to experience it's first ever Women's MMA Main Event match at Winter Brawl, maybe it's because women fighters are more dangerous? The champ Ronda Rousey thinks so, read why HERE
In what is surely just a coincidence, Dunkin' Donuts has begun serving its coffe in holiday cups that feature the word "Joy" in the center of a wreath, just as Starbucks is facing backlash over its plain red holiday cup this year. Critics have charged that Starbucks removed the holiday symbols they used in past years, like snowflakes and ornaments, in order to be "politically correct" and not offend anyone, and even Donald Trump has weighed in, the Republican presidential candidate suggesting that maybe people should boycott Starbucks over the red cups. Meanwhile, Starbucks yesterday (November 10th) responded to questions about the cups by touting its "Christmas Blend Vintage 2015" coffee, as well as other Christmas-themed products like frosted snowman and "Ugly Sweater" cookies.
11:00 West Fargo VFW Post 7564, Auxiliary, and AMVETS Post 8 are hosting their annual Veterans Day program which is open to the public of all ages at the VFW Club, 308 Sheyenne Street, West Fargo. Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11th, and activities start with a flag raising ceremony in front of the VFW Post on Sheyenne Street at 10:45 am followed by a program inside on the upper level of the Club. The West Fargo High School Band will provide patriotic music and the program will conclude with a 21-gun salute by the VFW Honor Guard.
This year's guest speaker is SFC Sara Skedsvold . A stew dinner will be served at the VFW Club from 4 pm – 6:30 pm followed by a patriotic concert performed by the Red River Valley Veteran's Concert Band at 7 pm. The band is an all-volunteer band, totally supported through contributions, of which the West Fargo VFW is a community sponsor. The stew and music performance is free and open to the adult public.
Fargo VFW, Post #762, Stew at 11AM, Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band at 2 PM Fargo. Post 762 Auxiliary will be having their 2nd Annual Veterans Day Bake Sale UPSTAIRS in the bar from 10:00 a.m. until about 3:00 p.m. if not gone before. Cash donations will also be accepted along with bake goods. Proceeds go to help support our projects. Activities throughout the afternoon.
Moorhead American Legion : 11 AM Merle's Stew, 12:00 P.M. – Park Christian Choir 1:00 P.M. Meat Raffle, 3:00 P.M. - Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band
12:00 PM American Legion, Post #2, Stew served upstairs in Legacy Hall, Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band will be playing at 12:30
Harwood American Legion opens and serves Free Stew, noon until gone, Happy Hour noon-6:00pm.
1:00 PM SOS will be served at 1PM AMVET's Post #7 and festivities throughout the afternoon and evening: 2:00 Fargo Amvets ceremony at the VA Hospital. 50-50 Raffles during the afternoon.
1:30 PM Vietnam Veterans will do a ceremony at Bethany on 42nd.
4:30 PM Dilworth VFW Post will be serving mulligan stew 4:30PM till gone. A program at Eventide by the Auxiliary.
Donald Trump has injected himself into the mini-flap over Starbucks' red holiday cups being just plain red this year without the seasonal images that appeared on them in previous years like snowflakes, winter scenes and ornaments, suggesting that people boycott the coffee chain. Speaking before a crowd of supporters in Springfield, Illinois, last night (November 9th), the Republican presidential candidate said, "Did you read about Starbucks? No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks. Maybe we should boycott Starbucks. I don't know." He also said that Starbucks has a location in Trump Tower in New York, saying, "That's the end of that lease, but who cares?" Some critics have charged that Starbucks took the decorations off the cups this year because they didn't want to offend non-Christians, part of what some charge is a "war on Christmas" in our culture, which includes some retailers having store cashiers say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." Trump referred to that as well, saying, "If I become president, we're all going to be saying, 'Merry Christmas' again. That I can tell you."
Starbucks said in a news release Sunday about the cups: "In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs. This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories. Starbucks has become a place of sanctuary during the holidays. We're embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it. It's more open way to usher in the holiday."
Although past holiday Starbucks cups had seasonal imagery, it didn't include any religious symbols or "Merry Christmas."
First..a little Petition Background..
This petition calls for Jeff Idelson, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame (HOF) and the BBWAA Historical Overview Committee to please honor the memory of former Cleveland Indians, Kansas City (now Oakland) Athletics, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Roger Maris (1934-1985) by selecting him as one of the 10 candidates on the Golden Era Committee's ballot in 2017 for subsequent election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2018.
Introduction: Between 1957 and 1968, only 9 players hit more home runs and only 12 drove in more runs than Roger Maris (see below), and this is despite the fact that Maris only had 500 Plate Appearances (PA) in a season 4 times in his career. In 1974, Maris became eligible for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In the 40+ years since, he has not been elected.
40 YEARS is TOO LONG! Heres the link pals...carry on
Thanks to ALL that came out to our own Dave Jacobs' Charity Haunt 'The Crypt At Jacobs Manor' Which, with YOUR help was able to doante a TON of food! But if you werent able to visit this year, heres how YOU can help make a differance.
Food banks need more donations around the holidays, and anything you can donate is appreciated. But here are the ten things they need most.
1. Holiday foods. Like Stove Top stuffing, cranberry sauce, and canned yams.
2. Canned vegetables. The low-sodium kind are best.
3. Mixed nuts. They're kind of expensive, so not many people donate them.
4. Pasta. The whole grain kind is best.
5. Rice and beans. And things like couscous and quinoa are good too.
6. Juice boxes. They like to have them around for kids, especially the kind that are 100% juice.
7. Canned tuna, canned chicken, and canned salmon.
8. Cereal and oatmeal. So they can make something quick for breakfast.
9. Canned soup. Things like Dinty Moore beef stew are also good.
10. Cooking oil. Especially olive oil and canola oil.
DONALD TRUMP hosted "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, and the critics were mostly bored. The material wasn't great, and Trump isn't much of a comedian or actor, so it was bound to underwhelm.
The most interesting moment occurred at the beginning of the show. Earlier in the week, a Latino advocacy group called Deport Racism offered $5,000 to anyone in the audience who called Trump a RACIST during his monologue.
So while Trump was talking, LARRY DAVID yelled out, "You're a racist!" When Trump asked him why he did it, Larry said it was for the 5-grand.
And Trump replied, quote, "As a businessman, I can fully respect that." Obviously, the whole thing was scripted . . . but Deport Racism says it WILL give Larry the $5,000.
A small study, done at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, found a method of noninvasive brain stimulation helped people eat less food, leading to weight loss. Researchers found that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a form of neurostimulation that uses a constant, low current to stimulate a specific part of the brain using electrodes on the scalp, helped people improve cognitive performance depending on the part of the brain targeted. The study included nine obese but otherwise healthy men and women. The results showed that when the regions of the brain that control behavior and reward were targeted with tDCS, participants ate fewer calories and lost an average of 0.8 pounds when they received the treatment as opposed to the placebo, whose recipients ate the same amount of calories. The researchers wrote, "Obesity is associated with decreased activity in the prefrontal cortex. This proof of concept study suggested, for the first time, the potential application of anodal tDCS to facilitate weight loss." (UPI)
A 32-year-old "Star Wars" fan named Daniel Fleetwood started a campaign to get an early screening of "The Force Awakens", because he has terminal cancer and was afraid he wouldn't make it to the official release date.
His cause was even taken up by MARK HAMILL, the guy who plays Chewbacca, and JOHN BOYEGA, one of the stars of the new movie. And on Wednesday, Disney execs showed up at his house with a copy.
Director J.J. ABRAMS even called Daniel before the movie. Security was pretty heavy. Disney brought their own equipment to play the movie on, and Daniel and his wife had to sign confidentiality agreements.
Obviously, they can't give out any details, but Daniel's wife called it, quote, "an amazing experience!" She also posted her thanks on Facebook to everyone who made it happen.
And Mark Hamill Tweeted, quote, "I just read this and am elated for Daniel and his family! Thanks to the powers-that-be for making his dream come true."
Back in 1982, OZZY OSBOURNE got hammered and peed on the Alamo Cenotaph . . . a monument in San Antonio commemorating the Battle of the Alamo, which was fought next door at the Alamo Mission.
Alamo nut PHIL COLLINS probably wouldn't approve . . . and neither did some locals, so now Ozzy is apologizing for it. He was in town yesterday, and his apology was taped for a new History Channel show he's doing with his son JACK.
Ozzy's urinary exploits got him arrested and BANNED from San Antonio for 10 years. In 1992 he was pardoned, after making a $10,000 donation to the group that manages the Alamo.
For those of you not familiar with this particular legend, Ozzy was wearing a DRESS at the time of his arrest.
These days there are a lot of thoughts and opinions on school mascots and who they are offending. There are schools that claim it's a funding issue to make those changes. Addidas has a solution! Read all about it HERE
A Florida man is raking in cash by becoming Wrinkles the clown, a creepy clown meant to terrify misbehaving children. Wrinkles, who keeps his real name a secret, said he makes a few hundred dollars every time he's hired to attend at a party, scare a misbehaving child straight or prank an unsuspecting target. Wrinkles told The Washington Post about a visit he made to a 12 year old boy who was driving his mother crazy. The clown said, "He was scared of clowns and I showed up across the street from him at the bus stop and he just started crying in front of his friends and ran home. His mother called back a few days later and said, 'Thank you!' Now when he acts bad, she just has to ask him: 'Do you want Wrinkles to come back?'" He went on to describe what he does, "I'm just a good old fashioned clown. When I was a kid, it was okay to scare kids and now they're all whiny and scared. I want to bring scary back ... I just want to have a good time. Make a little extra money on the side, have a little fun before I die."
The National Toy Hall of Fame is ready to welcome a new class of classics.
Three toys will be inducted into the hall inside The Strong museum in Rochester, New York Thursday. They were chosen from among 12 finalists: the spinning top, coloring book, Wiffle Ball, puppet, American Girl dolls, Battleship, Jenga, PLAYMOBIL, the scooter, Super Soaker, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Twister.
Toys are honored for their longevity and ability to foster learning, creativity or discovery through play.
Anyone can nominate a toy. The list of finalists is chosen by historians and curators at The Strong and a national panel chooses the winners.
Last year, little green Army men, the Rubik's Cube and bubbles took their place in the hall, joining 53 other old favorites, including Barbie, the Frisbee and View-Master.
We've already got Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, Sunday afternoons, noon to 3, 3 to 6, and of course Sunday Night Football. Don't get us wrong, we're grateful and loving it! Should the NFL add Friday Night Football to the roster too? Read more HERE
Three people who work together at a strategic communications and government affairs company in Vermont -- the state that Bernie Sanders represents -- have launched a side business selling underwear that features a black-and-white drawing of the face of the senator and Democratic presidential candidate with the message: "Feel the Bern." The underwear is available for both men and women and costs $15, with the founders of Bernie's Briefs, who are fans of Sanders, saying 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which supports injured service members.
A buck gave employees of a River Falls, Wisconsin, restaurant quite the surprise Tuesday morning after it ended up in the dining room.
The deer jumped through the window of Juniors Bar and Restaurant and hung out for a while before jumping back out on Main Street, the restaurant said. Juniors was open for normal business Tuesday and said there was a limited amount of venison on the menu. On its Facebook page, Juniors said it thinks maybe the deer had a little bit too much Spotted Cow on Monday night.
From The Grand Forks Herald~
RED CLOUD, Neb. -- A resident of Red Cloud, Neb., expressed relief that white supremacist Craig Cobb won't be moving in after private citizens put up the money to pay taxes on property Cobb wanted in town.
Webster County Attorney Sarah Bockstadter said she cancelled a court hearing Monday to confirm the sale to Cobb because persons with a legal interest in the properties had come to the courthouse to redeem the property by paying the back taxes. Cobb had stopped by the courthouse late last summer and made payments of $125 for two properties in Red Cloud and another $3,400 for a property in nearby Inavale, Neb.
The tax redemptions that were paid up in the meantime knocked Cobb out of the running. Bockstadter said Cobb will get his money back, plus interest.
Mike Goebel, of Red Cloud, was vocal about not wanting Cobb, or any of his neo-Nazi racists in town and attended a town hall meeting where a decision was made to raise the tax money after Cobb put down a $3,500 payment on three properties that were scheduled for a sheriff's sale.
"It's a big relief that he's not moving here or moving people in here. We've got bigger and better things to do," said Goebel, who also criticized Cobb's probation officer for allowing him to travel into their state.
Cobb's four-year probation started in April 2014 and he is meanwhile living Sherwood, near Canada. He tried to buy property in nearby Antler, but residents there put up money to buy the property and keep him out of town. He was jailed in 2013 on charges of terrorizing on an armed patrol of Leith, in Grant County, where he tried to take over the town government for other white supremacists.
A terminally ill Star Wars fan named Daniel Fleetwood may get an early screening of The Force Awakens thanks to a social media campaign that has caught the attention of the film's stars. Mark Hamill, John Boyega, and Peter Mayhew are supporting the #ForceForDaniel initiative to let Daniel see the movie before it is released in theaters on December 18th because of his battle with spindle cell sarcoma.
Daniel told a local NBC affiliate in Texas, "I just love Star Wars. With everything I've got, I love Star Wars. Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months, I really don't think that I'll be able to make it." Mark, Peter, and newcomer Boyega have retweeted messages requesting the special screening.
Neither Disney nor director J.J. Abrams have commented on the campaign but J.J. granted a similar request to a fan in 2013 who wanted to see Star Trek Into Darkness and passed away within days of the screening.
If you grew up an 80's kid chances are that you're a part of the generation that is now saying things like "when I was a kid, we didn't have this, we didn't do that, kids these days!" So what are some things that were ok to do as an 80's kid but would never fly now? Check them out HERE
A woman believed to have been intoxicated allegedly broke into a Omaha Zoo to pet a big cat but instead ended up with a severe hand injury. Officer James Shade said when police showed up to the medical center where the woman had shown up, she was acting aggressively and appeared to be drunk. Authorities believe the woman broke into the zoo and was bitten when she reached into the tiger exhibit. In a statement, the zoo said it was likely an 18 year old Malayan tiger named Mai who bit her. The woman has been cited for criminal trespass.
It just makes sense and when you think about it, surprised that it didn't happen sooner. The demon, Gene Simmons of Kiss, a big fan of horror films is about to embark on his new horror film company. Find out what it's called and the company's plans HERE
DC presents Robbie "Maddo" Maddison's "Pipe Dream," giving the world a chance to witness history being made as Maddo rides his dirt bike on the powerful and iconic waves of Tahiti. From his helmet to motocross boots, Maddo was dressed for FMX when he took his dirt bike into the unchartered saltwater terrain of the Pacific Ocean in French Polynesia.