It’s finally Friday! Find out which new films are hitting theaters today in this morning’s Friday Flicks, and speaking of movies, I’ll be giving away the last four-pack of passes to the advance screening of “Bad Words” starring Jason Bateman - that’s happening on Wednesday, March 26th at 7 pm at Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres. Listen and win at 7:40 this morning!
I’ve always wondered if I have what it takes to work in a funeral home but after reading stories like this … I know there’s no way I could handle it. Funeral home workers in Mississippi were about to embalm the body of a 78-year old man, but he suddenly began to kick in his body bag. You think those funeral home workers needed a new pair of pants after that? I think so. So what was the deal with the man in the body bag? Find out what happened in case you missed the whole story this morning, [here].
‘Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies, right? I’ve been seeing them with their setup outside of stores recently. I’m not a big fan of cookies, but I always buy them when I’m approached because I feel really bad when I tell a girl scout “No, I will not buy your cookies.” However this morning’s story made me realize that there are much worse people out there, than those who just turn them down. In Lake Elsinore, California, police are looking for a woman who has been purchasing girl scout cookies with counterfeit bills. Cheating girl scouts … how low can you get?! Everybody knows when it comes to buying girl scout cookies, you gotta use real dough. Get it … dough? Read the whole story [here].
Happy Thursday! Gonna help you find love in KPOI’s Missed Connection this morning, but before that, make sure you tune in at 7:40 this morning because I’ll be giving away another four-pack of passes to the advance screening of “Bad Words” starring Jason Bateman - that’s happening on Wednesday, March 26th at 7 pm at Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres.
Here’s this week’s KPOI Missed Connection. Read the ad [here].
And here’s what the ad says:
Kapolei Down to Earth, Tues Night - w4m (Kapolei)
First cant believe I am posting on here! lol
but hope worth it....
Saw and brifely chatted at check out to handsome Black Male... thought the vibe was flitring [I think she meant flirting], but than noticed you were with girl outside... maybe cousin lol
Hope the Eggplant was delish tonight, know mine was :)
Laura (girl with pearl plumeria necklace)
Okay, she’s talking about an actual eggplant, right? I’m assuming so, since they were at Down to Earth. Otherwise I thought maybe it was an innuendo. That got me worried because nothing should be that purple. Besides that, this one is pretty straightforward. I don’t know many people that go to Down to Earth with their cousins so you might be out of luck on this guy. But what do I know … handsome guy in Kapolei that loves eggplant, contact your plumeria princess on Craigslist.
And it’s been a while since there’s been something interesting on eBay. Remember the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, that came out in 1985? Well one of the bikes that Pee-Wee rode in the film is now up for bid. This is the real deal, signed by Pee-Wee himself, complete with streamers, the red fin in the back, the roaring lion in the front. Current bid is at $25,300. I admit, I’m a Pee-Wee fan … but not THAT much of a fan. I’ll just settle a copy of the film on DVD … from the $5 bin at Wal-Mart. Read the whole story [here].
We had a big response on Facebook yesterday when we posted a photo of a water python swallowing a crocodile so I figured I’d share this story that recently surfaced. Otter vs Alligator … again, I’ll give you a second to make your bets … wanna find out who won? Read the whole story [here].
It’s Wrong Wrong Wednesday and I’ve got some Weezer for ya … but before that, at 7:40, I’m giving away another four-pack of passes to the advance screening of “Bad Words” starring Jason Bateman - that’s happening on Wednesday, March 26th at 7 pm at Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres.
Now for that Weezer lyrical knowledge.
Now have you ever been invited to a party in Beverly Hills? I have … and driving around there can be a maze sometimes. And if you’re doing that for a while … odds are, you gotta tinkle, because probably just left a bar, right?
It’s rare that I get a day off from work, but when I do, it’s pants off and zoning out to a few hours of animal planet. I’m sure I’m not the only guy that does this right? It’s a great way to relax. But my wife gives me a hard time about it. She says I don’t understand how you can watch all those animal programs … what’s so exciting? It’s stuff like this right here … in Australia, a water python was caught fighting with a crocodile. Any guesses on who won the five hour battle? Check it out [here].
And you know, we don’t have the lottery here in Hawaii but there are definitely times I wish I could play. Even if I just won a few bucks, I’d get really excited about it. Well a man in Massachusetts was so excited after finding out we won $50,000 in the lottery he quickly started driving to the lottery headquarters to pick up his money. The only thing was … he was driving a little too fast and got pulled over for speeding. The officer reports that the guy was literally shaking because he was so excited. After showing him the winning ticket, the officer let him off on a verbal warning. So I guess he got lucky twice in one day… what are the odds. Read the whole story [here].
Did ya get your malasadas yet? Listen up this morning for a Spankin New Tuesday to find out which albums come out today, as well as DVDs and Blu-rays being released today. And don’t forget at 7:40 am, I’ll be giving away a four-pack of passes to the advance screening of “Bad Words” starring Jason Bateman - that’s happening on Wednesday, March 26th at 7 pm at Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres.
And move over, self-righteous vegans, there’s a new diet that actually makes you guys look normal. It’s called a breatharian diet - where followers neither eat nor drink, believing they can exist solely on "cosmic micro-food." This is currently being practiced by A Ukrainian model who has cast herself as a real-life Barbie doll says she eventually hopes to live without eating or drinking. Read the whole freakish story [here].
Find out what came out on top in the box office, in this morning’s KPOI Hotbox, and it’s just a movie morning altogether. At 7:40 this morning, I’ll be giving away a four-pack of passes to the advance screening of “Bad Words” starring Jason Bateman - that’s happening on Wednesday, March 26th at 7 pm at Consolidated Ward 16 Theatres. So make sure you listen and win!
And here’s a recap of some of the winners from last night’s 86th Academy Awards:
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
And studies say …. never trust anyone after lunch. That what researches from Harvard and University of Utah are saying. In a recent study, people are 20% to 50% more likely to cheat or lie in the afternoon, compared to the morning time. What does that mean? When your co-worker tells you they love your outfit, don’t accept the compliment unless you guys are having bagels. Because if it’s after a plate lunch … they’re lying to you … that’s the curse of the kanak attack. You don’t like this tie … liar! Read the whole story [here].
It’s the last day of February and also the weekend - so make sure you listen up to hear what’s going on in Friday Flicks - all the movies that are hitting theaters today! Then at 7:40, I’ll be giving away the last Mardi Gras Food prize pack, free grinds for you at the upcoming Mardi Gras Carnival Street Festival.
And it may sound weird to hear this but some vegetarians aren’t really into fruits and veggies. It’s true … these would be the people who switch to a vegetarian diet for ethical reasons. That was the case for a 38-yr old man from Maryland, who spent the last 23 years eating cheese pizzas everyday. 2 of them to be exact. One 14-inch pie for lunch and then one for dinner. You’re probably thinking, well this guy must look horrible. But no, he looks like an average slim hipster type of guy. His doctors say he doesn’t have any health problems, except for diabetes but hey, who doesn’t, right? Well, he actually had the diabetes prior to starting this pizza-only diet. So there you go kids, riding with your parents to school this morning. Next time your mom or dad says “You can’t eat pizza everyday,” tell them, “Fernando the Love Machine says I caaaaannnnnn.” Read the whole storty [here].
And did you hear the story about cops getting into trouble? That’s always kinda fun, right? Two police officers in Texas were suspended without pay after competing with each other to see who could take the most cardboard signs away from homeless people, even though panhandling doesn't violate any city law. Uncool - we have a lot of homeless here around our building and some of them use the same cardboard that they use for their signs during the day as blankets or makeshift mattresses at night. Read the whole story [here].
It’s Thursday - I’ll help you find love this morning in our KPOI’s Missed Connection - but make sure you listen up at 7:40 in the KPOI Hashstash because I’ll be giving away another Mardi Gras food prize pack - this time for an entree for two at Le Crepe Cafe.
The KPOI Missed Connection this week seems a little … nutty. Read the actual ad [here].
Bus Stop, Waialae and 12th, NAPA auto parts - m4w (Across Happy Day chinese restaurant)
Saturday around 6:00 pm--- You were a cute young woman who looked very uncomfortable because a nutjob was talking loudly to you. I turned my blk toyota around to come back and save you and we exchanged glances. You seemed ok and I didnt get a chance to ask you if you wanted a ride(to your destination or another bus stop!) lol
Anyway, I thought you were totally cute and thats why im here taking a chance in ten million that youll see this.
Im local, oriental, and would love to take you to dinner if you see this.
Aloha and maybe ill see you again,
Okay so the “nutjob” was yelling at this woman and when you turned around to “save her” she seemed to be okay with the nutjob so you left her? That sounds like domestics to me… that nutjob is probably her boyfriend. And if he’s not, how do you think she’ll feel about you ditching your rescue efforts? Ah, seems like she’s got it under control. Peel out. Chivalry is dead.
Well nutjob’s girlfriend, if you’d like to take a ride in this man’s black toyota, hit him up on Craigslist.
And this week, wrestling icon Hulk Hogan made a comeback to the WWE, and whenever we see these heroes from our youth pop up again on TV we often wonder what are some of the other wrestlers from the 80s doing these days. Find out [here].
It’s Wednesday and we’ve got a Wrong Wrong Wednesday mondegreen for you - you may get a little hungry with this STP song!
Now, if you’ve ever done some of those long cross country drives on the Interstate, you know that you’ll try anything to stay awake sometimes. And one of the secret of the pros … downing a ham and mustard shake… wakes you right up. Not the most delicious thing you’ll ever taste but it serves its purpose. There’s kind of like a love/hate relationship with this shake, therefore one might be able to say it’s an Interstate love song. Whooo! I am good. You can’t fight me on that. Go ahead, listen to it again.
A new Steve Jobs tribute statue was unveiled in Belgrade, and it’s hideous (see above). The statue isn’t even of his body. His head is in there, placed on a black pillar…. sort of like he was decapitated and then driven onto a spike to warn other non-believers. It’s headed to the Apple headquarters, so the hideousness can be shared there. Read the whole story [here].
You might remember this, but last year, we talked about Taco Bell taking a stab at the breakfast world with their own waffle taco. Sausage patty and egg, with a waffle shell. They gave it a try at a few of their restaurants in San Diego and it sold like hotcakes, pun intended.
So because of you San Diego, keepin’ it classy, we should have the waffle taco here sometime next month … as you heard from the creator of the waffle taco this morning, Chorizo Sanchez.
Find out which new albums and DVDs/Blu-Rays are being released today in this morning’s Spankin’ New Tuesday! And speaking of spankin’ … make sure you listen up at 7:40 this morning because I’ll be giving away another Mardi Gras prize pack - this time it’s to “Tea at 1024.”
And you know, when it comes to having babies, it’s usually women that get pressured because they are the ones told that they have a certain window in age to have children. Well, it turns out, men don’t have all the time in the world to reproduce either. Scientists are now reporting that as a man ages, his … eh … let’s just say seed … can mutate. Read the whole story [here].
Find out which movies came out on top this weekend, in today’s KPOI Hotbox, and at 7:40, I’ll be giving away a Mardi Gras Carnival Prize Pack for two at Soul de Cuba. Listen and win this morning!
And congrats to all of the athletes in this year’s Winter Olympics at Sochi. Here are the top three countries:
And who says the Russians don’t have a sense of humor? During the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, several dancers appeared in silver outfits to form the five Olympic rings, but instead formed four and left the other as a snowflake. Very nicely done. When the world is poking fun of you, sometimes the classiest thing to do is laugh along. Good job, Russia, way to bring it full circle. Read the story [here].
Now, I am in no way in support of stealing bicycles. But if you do steal a bicycle … don’t bring it back to the same shop for repairs. Stores kind of tend to remember those types of things. A man in Fairfax Virginia did just that and was charged with possession of stolen property. Read the whole story [here].
It’s the weekend and you know what that means - new movies hit the theaters today. Find out what they are in this morning’s Friday Flicks. And at 7:40 I’ll be giving away the last pair of tickets to True2Crew (A Motley Crew Tribute Band) at the Republik on Saturday, Mar 1st.
Yesterday we talked about Time magazine reporting Kit Kat to be the most influential candy bar of all time. Well, that may be the case but there are some other contender candy bars that are making people do crazy things. A man in Iowa was in the middle of his shift at a warehouse and decided to get himself a Twix bar from the vending machine. Well find out how and why he got fired all because of that Twix candy bar … read the whole story [here].
Are you ready for KPOI’s Missed Connection? Well I’ll be helping you find love this morning, or at least trying to help one Oahu resident! And of course at 7:40 I’ll be giving away another pair of tickets to True2Crew (A Motley Crue Tribute Band) at the Republik on Saturday, Mar 1st. Listen and win!
Now for KPOI’s Missed Connection. This time, I’ll be helping a woman who seems to have a pretty good attention to detail.
Safeway Mililani - w4m (Mililani Town)
I saw you at Safeway just before 5p on Monday 2-10-14. You were a good looking local guy. Dark skin, dark hair, dark eyes. You are tall and thick. I assume you work for Oceanic cable because you had the uniform on. [good detective work there] I was in line for the bank, I don't think you saw me. You were checking out. You bought a case of Red Bull. This is not something I have ever done and I expect the chance of you seeing this is very slim. But if you do see this send me a pic to verify it's you and I'll send my pic and info about myself. I think we're around the same age. You are totally my type of local hottie! It would be fun to see if there's mutual interest and get to know each other.
This is actually a good one. If she was in line at the bank and was able to use her eagle-eye vision to see that he was buying a case of red bull, I hope she also checked to see if there was a ring on that finger. If not, he’s fair game! Oceanic Cable Guys … I know there’s at least eight of you that listen to KPOI so if you’re dark and you love caffeine … she could be talking about you. Hit her up on Craigslist.
There’s a new contender in the snack world. And this one’s made especially for social media users. Mas#tags are a new potato snack, covered in cheese in the shapes of your favorite emoticons and of course the hashtag. The idea of this snack might seem a little cheesey, pardon the pun, but if you think about it, we’re looking down at our phones while we eat anyway. Might as well have our food match what we’re already looking at. Mashtags … that’s kind of a neat name … I would’ve went with Hashsnacks … but that’s a whole other thing, entirely. Read the whole story [here].
Time Magazine recently revealed the most influential candy bar of all time and it isn’t a Hershey bar, a Snickers, or a Baby Ruth. It’s Kit Kat… why, you ask? Here’s a rundown:
1) The Kit Kat bar was the first candy to be marketed around the concept of sharing.
I guess that’s true, they snap apart pretty easily. When was the last time you tried to share a Snickers bar? What a mess, right?
2) It was one of the first candy bars to earn a global following - that’s a good point. Whenever my friends go to Japan, they’re always coming back with Kit Kat in every color of the rainbow.
3) Jingle - The gimme a break jingle has not changed for Kit Kat since 1986. That’s a bonafide hit. Do you think Imagine Dragons could write a hit like that? Not a chance.
I actually want a Kit Kat now. and if you ever catch me eating one … odds are, I’m not gonna share. I’m sorry, I was an only child growing up. It’s not in my nature. If you wanna read the whole story click [here].
It’s Wrong Wrong Wednesday, and we’ve got some Imagine Dragons for you - so be ready for it! But first at 7:40 I’ll be giving away another pair of tickets to True2Crew (A Motley Crue Tribute Band) at the Republik on Saturday, Mar 1st.
Now for that Wrong Wrong Wednesday Mondegreen. Where do the demons hide? Watch the video below:
Now I thought the song talked about demons, but they’re talking about Matt Damons? I know what your asking... why did Imagine Dragons pluralize Matt Damon? People love to pluralize things they love. Right? We call Waikiki, "Waiks." We call Zippys, "Zips." And we call Matt Damon, Matt Damons. As far as why he would hide among demons... that's just part of the Bourne Identity. Is this too deep for you?
A woman in South Carolina recently spent a night jail for not returning a VHS tape she borrowed from a store back in 2005. The business is no longer around but back when it was, the owner filed so many complaints to the police that when her record was recently pulled up, the police took her into custody. Seems a little extreme, right? Wanna know what the movie was? Monster-in-Law, with J-Lo and Jane Fonda. Ewww, maybe she deserved to be in jail after all. Read the whole story [here].
As always, I let you know about new job openings in case you're looking for a new gig and this morning is no different. A "national clown shortage" may soon be upon us, the New York Daily News reports. It seems as older clowns are dying, not nearly as many younger clowns are joining the ranks to replace them—leading to a drastic decrease in membership at the country's biggest clown organizations (yes, those exist) over the past 10 years. Read the whole story [here] in case you were clowning around this morning and missed it.
Hitting you with the newest album releases as well as DVD/Blu-Ray releases in Spankin’ New Tuesday this morning - and at 7:40 this morning I’m giving away another pair of tickets to see True2Crew (A Motley Crew Tribute Band) at the Republik on Saturday, Mar 1st. Listen and win!
The good people in Phoenix, AZ are having the International UFO Congress Conference and Film Festival this week. But there are a lot of disappointed people out there because of a cancelled appearance by Bigfoot. Two years ago a guy claimed that he shot and killed a Bigfoot on the outskirts of San Antonio. He sent out several pictures of what looked a bit like frozen remains of the legendary beast -- or at least a Halloween costume he keeps in his freezer. To read more of his BIGfoot story, click [here].
Happy Presidents’ Day! If you did the Great Aloha Run this morning, great job. If you tried, well, good job. Tune in this morning for a quick update from the course!
Then at 7:40 I’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to True2Crew (A Motley Crew Tribute Band) at the Republik on Saturday, Mar 1st. Listen, tweet/FB with the right hashtag, and win! And of course, gonna get a live Winter Olympic update from Sochi from our Russian correspondent. All that happening in this morning’s Walk of Shame!
Kickstarter was the victim of a hack last week, and its CEO is advising users to reset their passwords as a result, so if you have a Kickstarter account, make sure to do so. Read the whole story [here] in case you missed it.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ll be giving away the last Valentine’s Day prize pack this morning so if you haven’t gotten anything for your other half … no worries, we’ve got you covered! If you don’t win, listen up as I’ll be telling you which movies hit the theaters today.
Hey, here’s a useless invention… it’s called Fish on Wheels. What is it? Fish on Wheels is a mini go-kart for your fish. By using a camera and computer vision software it is possible to make a fish control a robot car over land. By swimming towards an interesting object, the fish can explore the world beyond the limits of his tank. Read the whole story [here] if you missed it this morning.
Ok so Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and just in case this person didn’t get any response, we’ll help them out. What am I talking about? Our semi-new feature on Thursdays, KPOI’s Missed Connection. But first make sure you listen at 7:40 for your chance to win a Valentine’s Day Prize Pack (Gift cards to Serenity Spa, Honolulu Chocolate Company, and a pizza from Papa John’s) … listen, tweet/FB with the correct hashtag, and win!
Now for KPOI’s Missed Connection ... trying to help you find love for Valentine's Day.
Here’s the ad:
Costco-Coconut Water - m4w (Waipio)
You were a breath of fresh air with an unforgettable smile. A smile so magnetic, that it drew my eyes towards your lips. I know this may sound cheesy but that's what happened at the coconut water stand. If we never cross paths again, for that minute in time, I can feel fortunate. If by some miracle you see this and thought something similar, lets meet up, for some tea, coffee, or coconut water lol.
Okay, first let’s give the guy credit for having a sense of humor. Women like that. But I think he needs more details in here. Was he working the coconut water stand? Because if she DID like the coconut water … that’d be good to know. That’s a little incentive. I mean yeah, she might be using you for free coconut water but at least you get to see those lips again, right? But i digress … Coconut Water Lady … if you’re thirsty for love on Valentines Day, know that you’re not alone. Hit this guy up on Craigslist.
If you regularly watch the TV show The Walking Dead, you may not know it, but you’re doing some college homework there. What am I talking about? Well, there’s a new course at Central Michigan University is offering a course in Zombies. It’s called, From Revelation to The Walking Dead. Read the whole story [here] in case you missed it, because you were watching your DVR’d episodes of The Walking Dead.
I know it’s Valentine’s Day coming up, but we’ve got some Smashing Pumpkins for you in today’s Wrong Wrong Wednesday mondegreen! And an awesome Valentine’s Day prize pack is yours at 7:40 is you win - gift cards to Serenity Spa, Honolulu Chocolate Company, and a pizza from Papa John’s.
Wait, why do these Asian guys need wigs? And need them glued on? OK wait wait wait. Maybe he’s saying … they’re angels with their WINGS glued on? That would make more sense.
Well, there’s a perfect church for you if you hate dressing in your Sunday best. It’s a church in Virginia … called White Tail Chapel. Read the whole story [here] if you missed it this morning.
If you’re thinking of getting your Valentine some new music or a movie on DVD/Blu-Ray listen up this morning, we’ve got our Spankin’ New Tuesday coming up. And even better, at 7:40 I’ll be giving away another Valentine’s Day Prize Pack including gift cards to Serenity Spa, Honolulu Chocolate Company, and a pizza from Papa John’s! Listen and win all week long.
And in food news this week, there’s a new book, called Edible: An Adventure Into The World Of Eating Insects And The Last Great Hope To Save The Planet , written by Daniella Martin. She’s on a campaign to get Americans to eat more insects. She believes eating bugs will be a normal way of life for Americans much like how Americans joked about sushi at first and now it’s embraced everywhere. In her book, she features a few bug recipes. Look at the names of some to these while you work on your breakfast …
Cricket Ice Cream Topping
Hungry yet? Read the whole story [here].
In this morning’s KPOI Hotbox, find out what was hot in the box office, and if you haven’t gotten your other half anything for Valentine’s Day yet, no worries! I’ll be giving away an awesome Valentine’s Day prize pack in my hashstash at 7:40, everyday this week - that includes gift cards to Serenity Spa, Honolulu Chocolate Company, and a pizza from Papa John’s!
And the Winter Olympics … for the live updates check [here].
And while we may be trailing behind a few countries when it comes to the number of winter olympic medals but Team USA is definitely bringing home the gold when it comes to ugly sweaters. If you watched the opening ceremonies from Sochi on Friday night, you pretty much saw every country enter the arena in sleek, sporty winter jackets and then came the United States… wearing red white and blue knitted sweaters that your crazy aunt would wear during the holidays. But it gets worse… not only will we see continue to see these hideous things on our Olympians… but these things are selling out online so we’ll be randomly seeing them on the street. How much for an official Winter Olympic Ugly Sweater? The sweater are going for $595 and the matching $195 pants have already sold out on Ralph Lauren’s website. I guess that’s the real bad news here is that there are matching pants. See the entire story [here].
Got a bunch of new movies hitting the box office today - if you’re not headed to the Punahou Carnival, check one of them out. Find out what movies come out today in this morning’s Friday Flicks. And of course, I’ll be giving away the last Metallica DVD entitled “Through The Never” at 7:40 am. So make sure you listen and win!
If you don’t have the cash for a guard dog or some fancy alarm system, there is now a cheaper way to scare off thieves. Just buy a singing fish plaque. You know which one I’m talking about right - it’s even been on some commercials! It’s been popular for decades. It’s that rubber fish that has the motion sensor on it and when you walk by, it’ll sing start singing. Find out what happened when a thief tried breaking into a store in Minnesota [here].
It’s Thursday! And since Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, you know I’ll be here to help you find love - in your favorite Thursday feature on The Walk of Shame - KPOI’s Missed Connection. Then, at 7:40, make sure you listen because I’ll be giving away another Metallica “Through The Never DVD.”
And the content of the ad is here:
brunette working at suntime tanning saloon - m4w - 28 (aiea) **Note to man writing the ad - make sure you do a spellcheck
Doubt you'll ever read this, but if you do... I came in today, Superbowl Sunday just before you closed at 6. I have to say, you are gorgeous. And those legs are insane. If you see this look up my stuff and text me. I had the white shirt on w black shorts. Maybe we could go to a movie or something. Lol or just have fun in one of the rooms. Jk anyways fingers crossed
Hmm. First off, I’d like to compliment him on the choice of clothing. White shirt is definitely gonna help that tan pop, so at least you’re kinda thinking. But anyway, brunette at the tanning saloon, put your drink down and reply to this guy if you’re interested.
And the feel good story of the morning - I think it’s stories like these that keep some waiters that hate their jobs going back the next day… just hoping that this type of thing will happen to them. Three waitresses at an Illinois restaurant say they could only stare in disbelief when a woman over the weekend handed them each a $5,000 check. Read the whole story [here].
And as you probably already know, the Winter Olympics in Sochi are kicking off today. One thing to keep in mind is that Sochi in Russia is 14 hrs ahead of Hawaii so watching any of the events live may be a bit of a challenge. Every minute of the Winter Games - some 1,539 hours - will be on one of the NBC affiliates .... NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC and USA Network. Find the schedule of events [here].
It’s Wrong Wrong Wednesday and if you got stuck in traffic any day this week so far, I’m sure it is definitely wrong wrong for you. But don’t you worry, I have some lyrical confusion for ya in case you think you knew you Foo Fighters lyrics … up until today.
You remember this song - you fly along with him. But why can’t he cry naked alone? Ohhh wait. Maybe he said he can’t quite MAKE it alone? Ahh...same thing, right?
And as you probably already heard, there are a lot of warnings going around online about the One Ring Scam. It’s actually not as cool as it sounds. One Ring Scam sounds like an elite group of thieves that have gathered to scam a casino or something. But it’s actually pretty lame. Scammers call your phone, let it ring once, and hang up. That prompts you—the scammers hope—to call back, allowing them to pile on charges while you're connected. Read the whole story [here] and whatever you do, don’t pick up your phone to unknown callers. That is, unless it’s me at KPOI calling.
And Happy Birthday Facebook … what does your video look like? Facebook turned 10 this week and so in celebration of the milestone, they’ve generated custom videos for all of their users, highlighting top moments from the time they joined. Some videos are plain vanilla-ish and others … well let’s just say my friends that are club DJs and living quite the single life, have the most interesting videos you’ll see. Find the most “party animal” friend you have on Facebook, and check their video out. You’ll see!
Find out which DVDs, Blu-Rays and albums hit stores/online today, in this morning’s Spankin’ New Tuesday - and don’t forget at 7:40 I’ll be giving away Metallica’s “Through The Never DVD.” Great gift idea for those Metallica fans on your Valentine’s Day list.
Now, when was the last time you gave someone a high-five? The reason why I bring it up is that the high-five may become the official greeting in Missouri. Read the whole story [here].
Was it a big weekend at the movies, even with the Superbowl yesterday? Find out in this morning’s KPOI Hotbox. Then at 7:40 I’ll be giving away Metallica’s “Through The Never” DVD - so make sure to listen and win.
There was a cloud of gloom over yesterday’s Super Bowl and I’m not talking about the Denver Broncos Offense. Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in a New York City apartment yesterday, due to a drug overdose. Read the whole story [here].
And about Joe Namath at yesterday’s Super Bowl. When his name was being announced as he walked onto the field and I heard the crowd cheering for him, I thought, great, I think everyone has finally put that embarassing moment behind them when Joe Namath was drunk on ESPN back in 2003. But then I saw that ridiculous fur coat that he somehow stole from Barbara Streisand’s closet which was overshadowed only by another embarrassment a few moments later when a ref handed him the coin for the official coin toss, which he flipped before any of the teams were able to call. Read the whole horrifying story [here].
And I think it’s easy to say that we saw the best Super Bowl Halftime Show since Janet Jackson’s nip slip in 2004. Bruno Mars and his band definitely brought it with their high-energy performance, then about ⅔ way through there was an explosive transition into the Red Hot Chili Peppers and then with about 3 minutes left to go, they turned it back over to Bruno Mars for an emotional finish. I started checking Facebook feeds immediately afterwards and I saw a few people say Bruno Mars was amazing and that he didn’t need the Red Hot Hot Chili Peppers. Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t. Whether who’s a better act would just come down to whether you’re a hip hopper or a rocker. What I wanna say is… I loved both of them in the show. What I was hoping for was more going back and forth between the two bands. I wanted to see Flea funk up, if you will, some of Bruno Mars’ basslines. In the same way I wanted to see Bruno Mars twist some of Anthony Keidis’ vocal melodies. I really enjoyed the show … just wanted to see a better back and forth. Maybe something to hope for next year when they pair Taylor Swift with Metallica.