So many things going on today! We’re going back to the 1800’s for this morning’s Throwback, and of course I’ll be announcing this week’s big winner the KPOI Goal Line Games. That’s coming up at 9 am. First at 7:40, I’m still giving away passes to the Hana Hou Picture Show screening of Beetlejuice, happening on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 pm at Consolidated Ward Theatres.
Good thing to celebrate today is the end of the 16-day partial government shutdown. Glad for you federal workers that can now return to work and get a real paycheck and not an I.O.U.
This week’s throwback goes waaaaay back… to the 1800s. It’s one of America’s greatest snack-time traditions… talking about Cracker Jack. Yes… I know it’s still around BUT the cool prizes have changed. Therefore this week’s throwback isn’t the actual Cracker Jacks themselves… but rather, the awesome Cracker Jack prizes that once waited for us at the bottom of those cardboard boxes. I’m not talking about some rub-on tattoo that says “You’re Super Cool” or whatever. Decoder rings, that’s a real prize and once upon a time, that’s what you would find in your Cracker Jacks. Do I have a lot of codes that need to be decoded? No, but I still want that ring. Other things that used to be in there - mini lucky horseshoes, spinning tops, presidential pins, mini spacemen action figures. The list goes on and on. But now everything has to be educational or really safe so we have 1 box of a comic book strip, folded in half. That is, until someone chokes on the paper, then we’re left with nothing. Cracker Jacks, let’s throw that one back into the past where it belongs… until they get better prizes.
And another story happening this morning - at 10:17 am today you’ll have a chance to participate in The Great ShakeOut. No, it’s not the latest dance craze. It’s the largest-ever earthquake drill in Hawaii! If you go to shakeout.org to register, they will give you info on how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On in the event of an earthquake. You might think you have a plan if it happens but as someone who has experienced a serious earthquake, your thoughts fly out the door once you feel the ground below you moving and building start swaying like trees. So again, check out shakeout.org and practice your drop, cover and Hold On today so that it’s second nature to you. And if you happen to do this at work and you grab a quick nap under your desk, more power to you.
Now hugs and cuddling… they make you feel better, right? Well, would you pay for it? Those are the services being offered to a new business in Madison, Wisconsin. Their store is called The Snuggle House and their grand opening was delayed this week over the debate of whether or not their cuddling constitutes as prostitution. I guess it would depend if they’re snuggling on a waterbed. I looked at their staff listing and I was disappointed when seeing pics of the guys working there. They’re all muscular and toned. Who wants to hug that? I’m not ashamed to admit that sometimes… I like to hug other dudes and when I do, I want him big and burly. Also bearded, if possible. Why? You just gotta try it yourself. It’s a good time. I think I might’ve shared too much about myself on this one. Check out the story [here].
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