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for 2007 **

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Wednesday January 2, 2008
We're off to Las Vegas!

Tuesday January 1, 2008  HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Can't get enough of the Rose Bowl Parade?   Here's a PODCAST you can download to your  computer or MP3 player and get a 2 minute description of the 46 major floats in the parade!  Join the highest of technology, give it a try!  http://www.tournamentofroses.com/

The Dude did it...jumped the length of a football field on a 2 wheeled motorcycle...here's  the footage!

Monday December 31, 2007   THE LAST DAY    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
NO NO YOU can't say that anymore!  http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php

Friday December 28, 2007
It's winding down...did you get everything done this year that you planned?  Our New Year's Eve festivities follow years old traditions, BUT in other parts of the world, the do things somewhat different... http://www.topics-mag.com/internatl/holidays/new-years-page1.htm

Thursday December 27, 2007
First Night is coming!  First Night is coming!  http://www.firstnightggf.org/ 
Don't know about First Night?  Traveling over the 1st.  Here's the National List...including Council Bluffs and Sioux Falls  http://www.firstnight.com/cities.php

Wednesday December 26, 2007    Happy Boxing Day!
But just what does it mean?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day

DECEMBER 25, 2007  
Christmas again!    I hope that each and every visitor here has a wonderful Christmas Day and a year filled with delight!  Blessings to you and your family!

Monday December 24, 2007   MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Track Santa!  This only works today.   http://www.noradsanta.org/   OR  Call in and get a report...toll free from the USA!  
speak to a NORAD Santa Tracker in person:
Call toll free: 1 (877) Hi NORAD or 1 (877) 446-6723
Local, overseas: 1 (719) 556-5211 (cost incurred overseas)
Hearing Impaired: Contact your current relay service
Send an email

Friday December 21, 2007
Wow it's close...we're so close to Christmas!  We just can't sing regular Christmas Carols at a time like this!  Of to the crazy lyrics page.  http://www.coolest-holiday-parties.com/funny-christmas-carols.html
    and of course  http://www.igopogo.com/deck_us_all.htm   

The worlds 1st crossword puzzle  today  http://thinks.com/crosswords/first2.htm

Thursday December 20, 2007   Happy Birthday Hallie Reitmeier and Lance Reitmeier.
WOW the countdown continues.   Hey we all need a little Christmas music, and we all need those "crazy" Christmas songs to bring a little cheer!  Well, here is the crazy list with midi accompaniment and a song book to sing along!  http://www.my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis/Christmas/songs.html   and of course I yust go nutz at Christmas!!  http://www.stinalisa.com/NutsAtChristmas.html
and double of course, Walking in my Winter Underwear!  http://www.lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/xmas/walkinginmywinterunderwear.shtml  

Wednesday December 19, 2007
Feel you're Christmas lights lack a little PIZAZZ?  Check out what 54,000 lights and a little too much FREE TIME could get ya!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0IwpRzWL_4

SAT/SUN/MON/TUE  In Berlin Germany....awesome Christmas time experiences!

Friday December 14, 2007
today   The Christmas Markets!   Yippie.  Here's some  translations of German Christmas Words. 

Thursday December 13, 2007  A busy day in Berlin
Today we had 3 busy segments.   Fencebuilder Jan and I went around Berlin getting my Christmas presents that I need for my German kids and Friends.  Then I had a wonderful dinner with Ilona and Peter Kraft (parents of a student that was hosted by a friend) and then late into the evening talking to Henry, my #1 foreign student son.  It's been so much fun surprising my kids!  More on that later. 

Wednesday December 12, 2007   Happy Birthday Cousin Michael
I didn't realize how famous this little street that I'm living on is!  It has lots of history and some fine eating joints (Yes I knew about them :-) but didn't realize how much the street is written up on the internet. I'm at Gippstrasse 10, come visit.  http://gridskipper.com/travel/berlin/scheunenviertel-berlins-jewish-quarter-286482.php

Tuesday December 11, 2007 
Today is a travel day for us, we'll be on the plane from Amsterdam to Berlin during show time!  Thanks Dave Tucker for filling in for us.

Monday December 10, 2007.....SURPRISE!!  We're off to Germany.  Home and Office staffed 24/7 while I'm gone, email will work all the time except flying days.

This place is Walking distance from where I'll be staying!  Check out the food, and the fun, and the hot wine!!!  http://www.galenfrysinger.com/christmas_berlin_domplatz.htm

Friday December 7, 2007    We remember Pearl
Movies Movies Movies, and lots of goofs,  put in Christmas!  http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Goofs/

Thursday December 6, 2007    St. Nicholas Day...Did you get an orange or a lump of coal?
NOW  watch 101 Christmas videos FREE right on your computer.  Keep the kids watching for hours!!!  http://www.fanpop.com/spots/christmas/soapbox/64

Words that MAKE ME CRAZY!
Home of Aconomy
prostrate cancer
dubbaU D A Z
rule for  rural 
eyetalian   Italian
culinary   cuulinary
3 year old says for  unicorn    corn-a-corn    from  Desimaye 
rough   roof       fough on your foot     hoof houf  creek   crick
irrregardless   not a word
nordakota   from   west piezick

Wednesday December 5, 2007
As we prepare for St. Nicholas Day, which is tomorrow, let's review the story as oft' told.
http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/adx/adnick.html  Also there's a link to a children's version that I think you'll find interesting.

Tuesday December 4, 2007
I'm not sure if this site is legit or not...they call it  UGLY Christmas lights, but I kind of like most of the pictures.   If only it was warmer and I had more time and I had more lights and some more extension cords!!  http://www.uglychristmaslights.com/

Monday December 3, 2007
So it's the bottom of the ninth and you need a Christmas skit or play or drama.  We'll here's a couple a dozen all ready to go! 

Friday November 30, 2007   It's the end of Nov. the start of Christmas
So just how do they celebrate in other countries...we think how we do it is how it's done all over but WAIT!!!, check this site and notice the differences.  http://www.members.shaw.ca/christmastime1/worldchristmas.html 

Thursday November 28, 2007
It's the ultimate gift!  A postage stamp, a legal, put it on the mail and mail it Postage Stamp!  Here's how to get them!   http://photo.stamps.com/Store/?source=si10569866

Wednesday November 28, 2007
Where is November going?   I practically feel like shopping!  What would be the most unusual gift to buy something for Christmas?  HMMM Perhaps even a badly chosen, almost stupid gift?   Well let's check out the stupid Christmas gift list this year!  http://www.stupid.com/stat/BEST.html

Tuesday November 27, 2007
So have you made your vacation plans around visiting presidential museums?   Well you should!  And don't forget the Hubert Hoover Presidential Museum...a real sleeper by the sound of it huh?  But they have this great collection of Presidential Christmas trees!  Now that ups the ante a little bit huh?   NO?  Well visit them on the web then! 

http://www.emmaclarke.com/  (listen to this) here's the web site of the lady that was fired as the VOICE of the London Underground

Monday November 26, 2007
OK, we all need an arsenal of Christmas Jokes!  They'll think you hired that Seinfield dude!

Friday November 23, 2007

Thursday November 22, 2007


Wednesday November 21, 2007
WOW  27 Hours from now we sit down to Give Thanks for another year and enjoy a great feast with friends and family!  Here's some Thanksgiving traditions current and past.  http://christianity.about.com/od/holidaytips/a/thanksgivingtra.htm  I like the quotes.

Tuesday November 20, 2007
Turkey Jokes  http://www.thanksgiving-day.org/thanksgiving-day-jokes.html

Monday November 19, 2007
Where is the month going?  It's Thanksgiving week already!   I don't know about you but I'm NOT READY!   And with a fun T-day site like this, I probably won't get ready yet today!  http://blackdog4kids.com/holiday/thanks/shop.html 

Friday November 16, 2007
It's now officially started, we are sliding down that slippery slope to the holidays and the end of the year!  It will be 2008 before we know it and the first decade of the century will slide by quicker than we ever dreamed!  Check out this awesome site that shares how happy we are in different jobs, and what we do with our free time and how long it takes us to get to work!  http://www.time.com/time/2007/america_numbers/job.html  

Thursday November 15, 2007
It's National Recycling Day!  YIPPIE, don't throw it away, send it back and re-use it again!

Wednesday November 14, 2007
SO you got nothing better to do than play Sudoku?  Well here's the mothership of Sudoku playing on the internet!  http://www.sudokujunction.com/

Tuesday November 13, 2007
Did you know that it's National Split Pea Soup Week?  YUM  Hearty Winter Soup!  How can you NOT MAKE THIS?   http://www.recipes4us.co.uk/National%20Split%20Pea%20Soup%20Week.htm

Monday November 12, 2007   We remember Veterans on their 2 days of Honor this year!
Each year there's a Veteran's Day Poster that comes out.  Here's the Gallery back to 1978.

http://reitmeier.com/willardinterview.htm   An Interview between Henry Förester, and 18 year old German Foreign Exchange Student, and my Father who was 80 at the time of the interview, talking about his experiences in England and Germany during WWII.

Friday November 9, 2007
It was 18 years ago today.  Brave freedom fighters put the first holes in the cement wall that had divided a nation and a people since 1961.  The Berlin wall was opened and people poured through!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall

Thursday November 8, 2007
Did you know the airlines have tightened their luggage restrictions?  And their carry on sizes?   Here's the carry on list for the major airlines, and also Northwest's new luggage poundage rules.   And if you're flying within Asia or Europe on your trip it's even tighter.  And the penalties are enough to make car payments back here.
 BE WARNED!  http://www.luggageonline.com/about_airlines.cfm#airlines 
NWA Luggage:  http://www.nwa.com/travel/luggage/checked.html   It's 50 pounds NOT 70!

Wednesday  November 7, 2007
Eccentric America, weird things that regular people do all around our country.  How many coats of paint can you put on a ball anyway?   http://www.eccentricamerica.com/index.htm

Tuesday November 6, 2007


Monday November 5, 2007
So is it going to be a warm winter or a cold winter?  The old folks say that the scientists just don't know, the young folks say that the scientists know better than the "signs" that the old people rely on.  Well Here's my source... http://www.farmersalmanac.com/2007_2008_US_weather_outlook  and THEY SAY...

Friday November 2, 2007  Counting down to the election...only  what  about a YEAR AWAY!
So you think you got a good memory?  Who said WHAT?  Here's a Presidential election slogan quiz!   I got 5 of 5  can you do better??  http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/World/Presidential-Campaign-Slogans-II-162416.html

Thursday November 1, 2007   ALL HALLOWS DAY
So the Halloween holiday is finished...now it's time to turn our attention to new things.  Here's a list of "presidential oddities"  I've never heard most of them before...thought you'd enjoy them!  http://www.neatorama.com/2006/11/17/presidential-oddities/


Tuesday October 30, 2007    It's almost Halloween, do you know what you're going to wear?
Riddles, not 20 not 50 not 100, hundreds of Halloween riddles!  http://humormatters.com/holidays/Halloween/halloweenriddles.htm

Monday October 29, 2007   Where is the month going?
Well it's a countdown to Wednesday.  Here's some NEWTOME Halloween recipes.  Talk about creative!  http://www.britta.com/HW/HWr.html 

Friday October 26, 2007  
No cool site today...short show,  FFA'ers in Indianapolis!

Thursday  October 25, 2007
So often we show you what's NOT real on the internet.  Today we have for you a website that has about 100 unbelievable yet proven to be true photographs, emails, and such.   I particularly like the eagle and the fox pictures!  http://www.hoax-slayer.com/true-emails.html 

Wednesday October 24, 2007
Disney does it up best...check out the decor!  I WANT the GHOSTS 

Tuesday October 23, 2007
Did you get your ticket?  If not it's too late!  The first Airbus A380 Flies tomorrow (our time).  You got to read this article!  Talk about disposable income.  I WANT A SEAT

Want more info?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380

Monday October 22, 2007
We're counting down to the Big H!  Check these costumes!  http://onlinecostumestore.com/

Need a "larger" costume ?  http://www.buycostumes.com/Category/126/4294966083/results1.aspx

Friday October 19, 2007   Still cold and rain and wet.
Well with this weather it's nice to go on a trip, or at least think of a trip!  We'll here's a website that will give you all the deals out of a particular airport.   Tell them a route you want to fly and they'll email you with all the deals!  http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/

Thursday October 18, 2007
Rain, Cold, this can be leading to only 1 thing!   Halloween!!  Yippie.  Here's a great site of projects, this years newest costumes, it's all here for ya!  http://holidays.kaboose.com/halloween/

Wednesday October 17, 2007
Ok Big City Cool Site today!  It's called Gridskipper...finding the best/cheapest/most awesome places in big cities.  HEY even if you don't get it's fun to look now and then! 

Tuesday October 16, 2007   We're starting the downslide to November now!
Hoaxes, tons of Hoaxes  http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/Hoaxipedia/Special:Categories 

Monday October 15, 2007    The first actual frost here at the farm!
It's the Cliche' Rotation Project.   It's time to circle those bad Cliche's out and get some new ones in!!    http://www.defectiveyeti.com/crp/    Not enough?  Get some sports cliche's   http://www.sportscliche.com/ 

Friday October 12, 2007
OK folks, it's about over, but there's still some places in Minnesota where you can see the trees at their fall finest!  http://exploreminnesota.com/story.aspx?EntityId=20808  This is your last weekend to absorb it for this year!

Thursday October 11, 2007
Garth Brooks may have friends in low places, but have you seen the places with faces?

Wednesday October 10, 2007
Well den der, der must me more recipes der den there are Scandohovians that come her from the old country!   over 500 for venison alone and check out the end of the garden link!  http://www.astray.com/recipes 

Tuesday October 9, 2007
Carve you're own pumpkin but DON'T email it to a friend...this is how folks get on spam email lists.

Monday October 8, 2007   COLUMBUS DAY Celebrated (12th is the real day)
Canadian Thanksgiving!   Welcome Canadians.
So did our friend Chris really discover anything?  Probably not.  But the big thing he learned was that it was a LOOOOOOONG way around the world!   And from an economic point of view, he brought back the news that there was something here that could be "exploited!"  http://astrosun2.astro.cornell.edu/academics/courses//astro201/eratosthenes.htm 


CZECK DUCK Pecena Kachna  Recipe 
1 5-pound duck
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds (a bit more if you like)
salt to taste
2 cups water

Clean and wash duck. Sprinkle with salt and caraway seeds inside and out. Pour 1 cup water into roasting pan, put in duck breast down, cover and roast in a 350 degree oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Turn duck and roast, uncovered, for about another hour. During roasting, pierce skin several times, skim off excess fat, and add more water as needed. 

My Friend Kim says  300 degrees for a LONGER TIME   You decide!

Friday October 5, 2007
Some folks just got to have fun!  They're the IG NOBEL awards!  Sort of counter culture, worthless scientific experiments that prove a point that isn't to valuable.  Here's the list of winners since 1991.  OH this years big winner is about viagra and hamsters...and jet lag!

Thursday October 4, 2007
Just don't have a lot of free time?  Wondering what to do with those extra minutes and a bunch of decks of cards?   Well how about building some of these sculptures!   Can you imagine a 25 foot high building made entirely out of playing cards?   NO glue, NO tape, just a lot of faith!   http://www.cardstacker.com/gallery.html

Wednesday October 3, 2007
Halloween's coming and it's time to get out the scary stories, and the myths and legends.

Tuesday October 2, 2007
They REMADE it, it's awesome, a little bit fun, and lots of information!   The Global Incident Map!.    Where's the action today!?  http://www.globalincidentmap.com/home.php

Monday OCTOBER 1, 2007
A new month and yet NO frost (normal is Sept 15).  Today we've got a utility site for you.  Want to send a letter to the CEO of an airlines?  How about the chief customer service person?  Here's the list and all the contacts!  http://www.elliott.org/category/help/ 

Friday September 28, 2007
We were guests of Minnesota Tourism on a FAM trip to Middle River/Thief River Falls MN and the opening of the GOOSE HUNT! 

Thursday September 27, 2007
They're words we use most ever day, but where did they come from?  Draconian, Tawdry, Shrapnel, all words with people behind them...Check out more at http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/wayoflife/09/13/awful.words/index.html 

Wednesday September 26, 2007
So every day we go out searching for good sites, the best sites, but what about a list of 25 of the WORST sites?  Would that be good?  But if it was bad would that be a double negative actually then making it good?  This is so complicated!  Check out and see if you agree that these are some of the Least Good sites on the internet!  http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,127116-page,8-c,sites/article.html

Tuesday September 25, 2007     Happy Birthday Mom  (she would have been 91)
They're called ROSE RUSTLERS.  Borrow, beg, even steal, but keep those old strains of Roses going!   I think we should start the Peony Pirates!   http://www.ph-rose-gardens.com/roserustlingindex.htm  http://www.rdrop.com/~paul/hulse.html

Monday September 24, 2007
Got a question?   Post it here,  got an answer,  Ditto  http://www.answerbag.com/

Friday September 21, 2007
How to Clean stuff...all sorts of stuff that you aren't really sure how to clean something.  http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/

Thursday September 20, 2007
Beam Me Up Scotty?   How many times did you hear that on Star Trek?  Believe it or not...you NEVER heard that on the show...It's a MISSQUOTE... Here's a Bunch of em..

Wednesday September 19, 2007
"Ain't it Great!" People use these little " " hashmarks WAY TO OFTEN.  Here's a picture blog of overused quotation marks found around the world!  http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/

http://www.matthewgoldman.com/spoon/rindercella_2.html   RINDERCELLA

Tuesday September 18, 2007
So like it or not, a national election is a year and some away.  It's approaching like a speeding train and we're trapped in a tunnel with no way out.  So it's time to see just what these yackers and jawers are focusing on.  This is a great site cause it's visual.  Put your mouse over a face and you'll see the issues in different sized print depending on how much the candidate is focusing on that particular issue!   A well done site.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/interactives/campaign08/issues/

Monday September 17, 2007
He died on this date 10 years ago, and hadn't performed for years, but still I remember his facial expressions and happy demeanor.  Red Skelton's show was 30 years on the television and I think it's worth a trip down memory lane!  http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/R/htmlR/redskeltons/redskeltons.htm
  and http://www.redskelton.com/

Friday September 14, 2007
So it hit 32 this morning.  Time to change our thought processes.  It's time to think about travel.  Far far away from the cold :-)  To an exotic place where the drinks never end, the sun always shines, and everyone smells of coconuts!  Here's 100 airlines stories for you to gaze over in preparation for your departure!  http://topics.cnn.com/topics/air_travel

AS REQUESTED:   Here's how to find a Blue Cross of MN provider when you're outside the USA
http://www.bcbs.com/coverage/bluecard/bluecard-worldwide.html  Main Link

Thursday September 13, 2007
Here's your chance to rate those famous and sometimes infamous sayings that you hear.

Wednesday September 12, 2007
We got a lot of fishing fools out there and I'll bet between them all some pretty unusual things have come in over the side of the boat, but I'll bet nothing as unusual as this stuff...and yes, it's all real and true!

Tuesday September 11, 2007
It was six years ago today.  I was preparing for my morning radio shows as I had done for years before.  The first airplane hit and being in technology, my first thoughts were that it was the biggest computer glitch that has ever happened!   Then at the moment of the second impact there was no doubt.  The world as I was living in it would be forever changed.  This was not a technology error, someone was attaching us in an entirely new way.  Here's a timeline of those events.  http://www.september11news.com/DailyTimeline.htm

Monday September 10, 2007


Friday September 7, 2007
It's called dreaminder...sort of a reminder for your dreams.   Send yourself a message in the future!  Up to 50 years into the future!  http://www.dreaminder.com/

Thursday September 6, 2007
He lived big!  and sadly overnight, he has left us.  But perhaps no other male singer has had such an emotional effect on so many people.  Pavarotti will long be remembered as the benchmark of quality.  To put a little smile on his passing, we have for you one of his "contracts" that gave instructions to the hotels and backstage areas of just how he wanted thing setup.  AHHH if only we could live like that!   Goodbye Luciano!  We will always remember your voice.   http://www.thesmokinggun.com/backstagetour/pavarotti/pavarotti1.html

This is his Obit!  http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/06/pavarotti.dead/index.html

Wednesday September 5, 2007
Where in the world is ANYTHING...

Tuesday September 4, 2007
Sarcasm, is it wit or cruel?  When do things move from Commentary to Irony to Sarcasm?  This is a fun sight for all the linguists amongst us!  http://www.sarcasmsociety.com/

Monday September 3, 2007
Happy Labor Day

Friday August 31, 2007
It's the big get together!  The Minnesota State Fair.  http://www.mnstatefair.org/ 

Thursday August 30, 2007
How about a songbook that contains 9 THOUSAND 8 HUNDRED 39 songs.  That's a lot'o'notes!  Check out this website and start hummin' a tune!  http://www.jumbojimbo.com/

Wednesday August 29, 2007
So you're watching the tube.  A commercial comes on.  When it's over you're hummin' a song that you just know you've heard before.   It's a BIG Business.   Check out this list of songs being used on commercials right now!   http://www.songtitle.info

Tuesday August 28, 2007
Need ideas for homemade items.  http://www.etsy.com/
will flood your mind!

Monday August 27, 2007
Where is August going?  One of only 2 months named after Roman Leaders BTW.  So what did you think about the weather last night?  Here's the rain we should be getting.  When you put in your city DON'T put in the state, it will bring you up choices.  http://www.worldclimate.com/

Friday August 24, 2006
SO the sugar beet delivery to the factories has begun.  But just what do they do with those beets?  How do they get sugar out of that turnip looking root?  Here's the short story!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_beet 

Do you believe that "In God We Trust" is coming off our coins?  Don't be so gullible!

Thursday August 23, 2007
You've all seen them.  Regular cars/crazy owners.  It's bad enough to dress up your kids in a flamboyant way, but your car?  Come on!  Look what some people with too much money in their pockets did to their perfectly good cars!  http://www.topgear.com/content/timetoburn/sections/carbage/pages/0532/

Wednesday August 22, 2007
OK the site is named whosdatingwho but shouldn't it be whosdatingwhom?  Either way it's cool to see who's been dating each celebrity.  Check out your fav... http://www.whosdatedwho.com/ 

Tuesday August 21, 2007  Happy Birthday Kenny Rogers
So Hawaii became a state 48 years ago today!  Now you can learn how to speak Hawaiian without leaving the discomfort of your own home!  http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Shores/6794/

Monday August 20, 2007
So the question is, is this lady nutz?  OR following the likes of famous pioneer women throughout history.  Her name is Roz and she's Rowing across the Pacific Ocean.   OH did I mention she's already done the Atlantic!?  Nutz me thinks!  http://rozsavage.com/

Friday August 17, 2007
So just how many copies of you (at least by name) are there in the United States? There are 11 John Reitmeier's.  HMMM we should have a convention!  Check out your count here!  http://howmanyofme.com/

Thursday August 16, 2007
OK I know the Holidays are quite a ways a way.  HOWEVER it's never to early to prepare for bowing out of those "gee I just can't quite get to that party too!" kind of gatherings.  Well cower in the corner no more!  All you have to do is visit our HOLIDAY EXCUSE GENERATOR and answer a few questions and you're on your way to bowing out gracefully, without remorse!  http://holiday.enlighten.com/

Wednesday August 15, 2007
So you still driving that Dodge Dart?  Well why not?  Probably have it paid for by now at least!  What do you think the rich and famous drive?  Check out these shots of famous people and what they drive!   http://celebritycarparade.wordpress.com/

Tuesday August 14, 2007
They're called the naked scientists...but before you think you're going to see a lot of sun neglected skin, pull in your rambling thoughts and listen up.  They're called Naked because they have this radio show and they'll take questions on ANY topic.  ANY science topic that is.  No prep, no planning, just audience questions about anything scientific...and then they give easily understandable answers...does it get any better than that?   Where where you in Sixty Two? ? ?  http://www.thenakedscientists.com/ 

Monday August 13, 2007
So just how did your congressmen vote?  Did they even show up to vote?  Do they ever cross the aisle (and I'm not talking about going for popcorn)?  This is the coolest site to give you all this info in an easy to use format!  http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/

Friday August 10, 2007
You've all run into them, websites that you really don't like, or that you feel didn't treat you right in a transaction...well now you can destroy them!   Yes, although it doesn't really kill their site, at least it feels good to see them BURN...or get covered in Bird POO, something...anything to make you feel better!  http://www.bored.com/destroysites/

CAUTION:  DO NOT DO THE "PREDICT YOUR LOVERS NAME" AT THE BOTTOM unless you want to be charged a monthly fee!!!

Thursday August 9, 2007
We brought it to you last year, but it's been completely overhauled and so much more detailed.  Now it's caught the attention of the really big shows but remember you saw it here first!   http://www.strayshoppingcart.com/  how to identify if that stray cart is abused, assimilated, or just a-stray! 

Wednesday August 8, 2007
So what can we spend money on just about anything as long as it's a "government" project!  Check

Tuesday August 7, 2007
How many cars must a batman own, before you can call him a man?    Here's the list.

Monday August 6, 2007
Well, we're back from Jackson!   What a week it was!  More pictures to come.   Have you heard about Waymarking?  It's tracking all sorts (50,000+) of cool places on the planet.  Check out some of the latest at...  http://www.waymarking.com/wm/search.aspx?f=1&wft=4

Friday August 3, 2007
What a day at the Jackson County Fair.  From meeting folks at the watermelon feed, to the combine demolition derby, it was a long and exciting day!
Here's the Grand Stand as they await the start of the Derby.


Thursday August 2, 2007
We are saddened by the bridge collapse in Minneapolis!  Lots of activity at the Jackson County Fair! 

Wednesday August 1, 2007
We're in Jackson MN today!  Here for the Jackson County Fair.  Always a wonderful time!!!  Did you know that just a few minutes from here is what's called the  Jeffers Petroglyphs ?   It's not important that you know how to spell it, just that it's this AWESOME collection of art works done on rock.  There's lots of other things to do at this place too!  Check it out.  http://www.jefferspetroglyphs.com/ 

Tuesday July 31, 2007  Where did July go?   Thanks for all the Birthday Greetings yesterday!
So you've heard of the Orient Express...Route 66, but do you know about Highway 75...the King of Trails in Minnesota?  Here's the scoop you need for the ride you seek!  http://highway75.com/ 

Monday July 30, 2007
SO what's on your desk? Send it into this blogger.  http://on-my-desk.blogspot.com/

Friday July 27, 2007
Usually we don't feature companies doing advertising campaigns, BUT you got to check this out!   Hyundai has got a DOH campaign going...write your own DOH music, you might be featured in the next commercial!  http://hyundaiusa.thebigduhsale.com/index.html

Thursday July 26, 2007
Our area and state is celebrating as men and women, some who have been gone almost 2 year serving our country, are returning home.  Here's a couple of histories of folks who went through this same thing a LONG LONG time ago!  First:  A World War 1 Veterans collection of letters sent home 90 years ago http://wwar1.blogspot.com/  and second my Dad's being interviewed with a young German back when he was 80 years old.  He's now 92 and still full of memories about those times in England and Germany during and after WW2.  http://reitmeier.com/willardinterview.htm

Wednesday July 25, 2007
This one is functional.  For years we've been using VNC as a way to control remote computers.  Well now there's a new version Called  ULTRA VNC and it's Awesome!!  If you have 2 computers in your home or your office and you would like to control one from another OR if one of them is 1/2 way around the world...this is your program!  Did I mention it's FREE ? ?  http://uvnc.com/ 

Tuesday July 24, 2007
WOW the universe is a really BIG place, just how big it beyond my ability to grasp.  Nikon the camera people have given us a GREAT web page that tries to explain it in a way that might help.   Check out one of these Coolest of Cool sites.

Monday July 23, 2007
Finally we can let the news out...I'll be in the upcoming Simp son Movie!
Here's some PR shots the Homie and I did last winter. 

you can be in the movie too!   Visit this website to make it happen.  http://www.myspace.com/simpsonsmovie 

Yes I wrote this joke:   Did you hear about the new Jewish sequel to "the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?  It's called  "So long and thanks for all the Knishes!" 

Friday July 20, 2007
OK you're sitting in a group of people, someone drops some internet related terms.  You immediately think about your last fishing trip and the trouble you got in with the spouse when you got home, or the texture of the wallpaper....WELL no more!  From now on when you hear one of those terms, just drop by this web site, memorize it's meaning and then NEXT TIME You can make a subtle reference to what their saying and everyone will be impressed!  http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html

Thursday July 19, 2007
Sound from around the world, all collected in one fantastic place.  The Smithsonian Global Sound web page has recording of every instrument from every country and from every culture.  http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/

Wednesday July 18, 2007
It's titled, "
More Audacity Than Cranial Capacity" and what a hoot!  People who got famous doing something really stupid!   http://www.who2.com/MoreAudacity.html 

Tuesday July 17, 2007
So it's called  "feed the head!"  It's just fun animation but it's actually an amazing website that someone has developed.   Se if you can make the head Cry, Run, Spit Fire, Grow Hair, and even...dare we say it, grow an elephants trunk.  Take some time, have some fun!  http://www.feedthehead.net/

Monday July 16, 2007  In my circle of the year, we have now passed the bottom of the arc!
We're probably the best friends, nation to nation that is, with England.  After all they were once us!  So  why such a language barrier?   Check it out here!  http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/

Friday the 13th of July 2007
When you're done throwing salt over your left shoulder, check out what happens when to many Rubik's Cubes get together in one room!  http://www.thelastboss.com/post.phtml?pk=2295

Thursday July 12, 2007
Well, I've been to LOTS of zoos but this one just might be the coolest cause EVERY ANIMAL pictured is on someone's finger.  That's right 400 animals that seem to be looking back at us as we look at them!  http://www.flickr.com/groups/tiny_animals_on_fingers/pool/

Wednesday  July 11, 2007 
Passport up to date?  IF not you can still tour the world with these awesome city stops at 360cities...  http://www.360cities.net/

Tuesday July 10, 2007   What a storm huh?  Not much sleep!
Did you know that if you're a Student OR a Parent of a Student, or a teacher or a faculty member OR a Staff of a k-12 or degree granting program, that you can purchase software sometimes for 20 cents on the dollar?   Real, full version software?  Here's a great place to do it...check if you qualify!  http://www.academicsuperstore.com/

Monday July 9, 2007    125779
So the votes are in and we have officially listed the seven wonders of the world as 90 million votes determined!  Did Mt. Rushmore make it...hardly, how about Minnehaha Falls, you must be kidding, check out what did come in tops on the list!  http://www.new7wonders.com/index.php?id=633

Friday July 6, 2007
Got a fun, educational, how'd they do that, kind of site for you today.   Remember you visit these sites at your own risk, if you try something you see on this site and it doesn't go as you want, or you end up in Jail, you made the choice yourself!  http://www.instructables.com/ make a banana phone, or a marshmallow rifle!!!

Thursday July 5 2007 
What a night, first man made fireworks, then God kicked in with his own show! 
Have you heard about the world monument watch?  Every 2 years they name the top 100 monuments around the world that need saving/or at least a little help!  Check out their thoughts this year!  http://www.worldmonumentswatch.org/  

Wednesday July 4 2007    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
We talked about them...some doubted that they exist except in my mind.  Here's proof positive taken right after my radio programs on tuesday! 

Tuesday July 3, 2007
Check out these UNUSUAL campers and mobile housing units!  http://ravenwoodpub.com/weird-campers-unusual-rvs-and-other-bizarre-rolling-rooms_769.html

Monday July 2, 2007        WOW  what happened to June??
Not political?   ZZZOK!  but this series of articles on our Vice-President is well worth reading!  http://blog.washingtonpost.com/cheney/

Friday June 29, 2007
WORK got you down?  Make some of these changes at your work place!

Thursday June 28, 2007
Remember turning those KNOBS and creating some semblance of a picture?  Well etch a sketch art is now awesome, some 5x7 pictures taking 70 and more hours.  Check out this artist and his work...and yet there's only "shades of grey!"  http://www.gvetchedintime.com/

Wednesday June 27, 2007
It was just 4 days ago...and just a little north of us.  ONE HUGE TORNADO in SW Manitoba (30 miles west of Winnipeg).  Check this awesome video some storm chasers gathered!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEUXr6FMtWk&NR=1)Wk&NR=1  NOT ENOUGH FOR YOU?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv8H-RTVGew&NR=1  is another tornado in the SAME town just 24 hours earlier. 

Tuesday June 26, 2007
We've had some fun with google analytics and found out that the highest visitation of this website recently was when we featured the webcam in Yellowstone Park, looking at Old Faithful!   I like this one even better.  For a couple of reasons.  #1, I've walked down this street, even as recently as December 06, #2 I'm one of a very few news people who have had a private tour of the building on the right which is being torn down. (It was the People's Palace when they were communist)  #3 if you watch at the right time you can see one of my foreign kids (Henry) walking to or from work.  #4 It's a LIVE feed, prepare to watch an ever changing picture, NOT one that just refreshed every minute or so!  http://www.dhm.de/webcams/VID1.html

Monday June 25, 2007
An incredible morning storm,..moving by just before the show...up to 1 3/4 Inch hail but so far we're missing it here!   All over the news lately is farmers markets.  Here's a great page that's taken the concept on line...From AIR PLANTS to CARNIVORE PLANTS and all the basics, learn about it here!  http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/

Friday June 22, 2007
So just what is Twitterlit?  Will it's a combination of literature and the twittering that birds make each morning that can wake some of us up as early as 5am!  Take the lit part as being the opening lines of famous books and novels and you've got a fun place to stop by and see if you can figure out the puzzle of "which book is it from/" http://www.twitterlit.com/ 

Thursday June 21, 2007
So what's really happening out there today?  Is it for sure the longest day?   Not so fast Einstein!  We've actually passed the longest day already for most places!  Check out this page to enlighten you about the summer solstice!  http://geography.about.com/od/physicalgeography/a/longestday.htm

Wednesday June 20th 2007
We've talked about this in past years, but it's a web page that has developed STAYING POWER, which I think is neat!  It's called WOOT!  Each day at midnight they offer ONE PRODUCT (and ONE product only!) for sale.  They sell it till it's gone.  But if it's gone there's NO re-ordering.  ONE SHOT, buy it, or forget it.  Today I bought a BlueTooth headset for 10 bucks.   (OH did I mention the shipping and handling is ALWAYS 5 bucks...big or small 5 BUCKS!)  http://woot.com

Tuesday June 19, 2007
Sunshine!  So you need to take a mini-vacation without leaving your desk?  Check out OLD FAITHFUL in Yellowstone Park!  Here's a great, large format, webcam that shows the most famous erupter in the world!  http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/oldfaithfulcam.htm

Monday June 18, 2007
OK so what do you do when a tornado passes over your home?  Well it happens so fast and then it's over, but the adrenalin is still bouncing around your body...so we had to find some storm chaser humor to start this week off!   http://www.stormtrack.org/humor/

Friday June 15, 2007   3 Years ago today I woke up from my big operation!  2 Years ago today my Mother left this world.

So you think you can sit down and plan out the Olympics in a couple of weeks?  Here's a site that outlines some of what they're doing in Beijing for 2008.   Hey be a volunteer...then need 200,000+  http://en.olympic.cn/08beijing/setting_stage/list.html

KC X  Maybe?


Thursday June 14, 2007
Here's a great site to go with yesterday's!  A trip down memory lane for sugary sweets otherwise known as candy bars!  
http://www.favoritesof.com/   Give me a Nut Goodie anyday!

Wednesday June 13, 2007
SODA SODA SODA, or do you call it "POP?"  Here's a very creative writer who tell us about all sorts of new flavors, brands, and contents...sugar?  fructose?  He'll tell ya, and in a funny and entertaining way!  http://www.knowledgeforthirst.com/

Tuesday June 12, 2007
Today's Cool Site is about NAS.  Don't know what that is?  Well if you have more than 1 computer and if what you have on the computers is valuable to you...then it's time to learn.  NAS means, Network-attached Security.  A box that sits in the corner and acts as a backup for your data.   BUT here's the catch.  If you get one with just 1 hard drive in it...and then that hard drive fails (which they all will some day!) then you've lost your data again.  Look for one that has a RAID feature.   Two or more hard drives that both contain ALL the info.  If one dies, the machine tells you, you put in a new drive and it automatically rebuilds the backed-up data on the new drive.  Here's More info...
And even more info

Monday June 11, 2007
We're so used to the state maps that we get at gas stations, or an atlas from a big box store, but here's a collection of maps that divide the world up into other pieces.  http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/

Annual  National Park Passes  http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm

Friday June 8, 2007
Got a website?  Want to know who's coming to your website?  Or where did they come from?  Or what page are they on when they leave?  Here's your free (did I mention free?) chance to get a cool utility made by Google that gives you more statistics than any one businessperson should be able to handle!  http://www.google.com/analytics/index.html

Thursday June 7, 2007
You've heard them  tooooo many times before...those old wives tales, are they true?  Check here for some Straight Scoop.  http://snopes.com/oldwives/oldwives.asp

Wednesday June 6, 2007
Well it's time to set you up with a resource for the upcoming presidential (small p on purpose) election.  Here's a BLOG that links to all the "happening stories" of the day.  You can review the last 2 debates here also.  http://2008news.blogspot.com/

Tuesday June 5, 2007     HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SISTER JANE!
So just how do we save money rather than sticking it in our gas tank?  Lots of folks have answers that don't exactly ring true!  Check out these myths and then some truths.  http://wcco.com/consumer/local_story_142192106.html 

Monday June 4, 2007   Today would have been my parents 66th Wedding Aniversary
So you want to grow a big pumpkin!  Not just one of those meek and weak 450 pounders, we're talking about a heavy weight!  We'll here's the 10 commandments of growing one of those really big big ones!  http://www.backyardgardener.com/wcgp/tips/10steps/10steps.html 

Friday June First 2007   SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE!
So this is the month we get married in!  Before you take the plunge, check out these statistics and make sure that when you say I DO you mean I REALLY DO!  http://www.biblenews1.com/marriage/marriags.htm

And some wedding facts you might find interesting http://pressroom.hallmark.com/wedding_facts.html

Thursday May 31, 2007    GOODBYE  MAY!
June flowers are about here...check out these pictures!  http://www.cs.xu.edu/~doran/flowers/JuneFlowers.html 

Wednesday May 30, 2007
East Grand Forks might have Catfish Days, and the Swallows may come back to Capistrano, but hold on to your hats and small children cause Glendive Montana has BUZZARD Day.  And it's coming up!   Save up for some gas and plan to be there by June 9th.  http://www.sogonow.com/archives/2007/05/montana_buzzard.php 

Tuesday May 29, 2007
It's NOW OFFICIALLY SUMMER 2007!  Gas is high priced and so it's time to discover things nearby.   Here's the State run tourism sites.
Minnesota   North Dakota   Iowa   South Dakota  

MEMORIAL DAY  2007  May 28th
Well, it's been a rather chilly and web Memorial Weekend.  I'm sure there are lots of fish still swimming around that would have otherwise become supper for someone!  Here's a website that will review the roots of this "celebration," originally called Decoration Day!  http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html

Friday May 25, 2007     HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND!
So just how much have we been paying for gas over the years?   Check out this site and ask for a chart back 6 years.  WOW.  http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx

Thursday May 24, 2007
The 100 Sexiest Cars every made!   Do you have one on this list?  http://www.topgear.com/content/timetoburn/sections/galleries/other/100_sexiestcars/101/

Wednesday May 23, 2007
Remember those little square boxes that would transmit the NOAA radio information?   Well now you can listen to over 100 of those stations that broadcast throughout the USA.  Pick up current weather info even when it's 2AM.  http://www.wunderground.com/wxradio/index.html

Tuesday May 22, 2007
Imagine a car with no side doors,  only a tip the hood forward to get in the front, lift up the hatch to get in the back.  seats four, gets 80 miles to the gallon, and costs 13,000 dollars new.    Check out the Loremo, factory soon to be built in Germany.  http://www.loremo.com/

Monday May 21, 2007
You've seen  AM I HOT OR NOT, well how about Wedding Betting?  Yes, check out these couples and calculate just how long they're going to be married!  Take a risk, put yourself on the line, submit your picture!  http://www.weddingbetting.com/

Friday May 18, 2007
This is a cool utility site.  You can place icon's on the google maps system and then publish the results to your web page or to send in email.  http://www.yourgmap.com/ 

Thursday May 17, 2007
So you've decided, you are going to become a SUPER HERO!  But what name to take?  Here's a program that will help you get just the right name for your particular powers and focus!  http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/herogen/ 

Wednesday May 16, 2007
Did you know there's an inexpensive direct flight Fargo-Las Vegas and Sioux Falls-Las Vegas?  And as low as 79 bucks each way?  Check out our web site.  This airline is owned by a group of hotels, save even more if you bundle your room and flight!  http://www.allegiantair.com/

Tuesday May 15, 2007
So today was the day.  We are all supposed to NOT purchase gasoline today says the email that makes big claims as to a successful boycott a few years ago.  HOGWASH, it's an Urban Legend!  If you want to affect (or is it effect?) gas prices, purchase a vehicle that gets better mileage OR drive less.  If we all do that, supply and demand economics takes over rather quickly, but stopping gas purchases for a day is a joke!   Here's more  http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/14/news/economy/gas_boycott/index.htm?cnn=yes

Monday May 14, 2007
So everything you thought about mailing a letter before today is WRONG!  Size matters, at least with the post office!   Check out the new rates here  http://www.usps.com/prices/

Friday May 11, 2007     the Minnesota Governor's Fishing Open is Officially Started!

So, want to have some fun with your neighbor's computer?  Well follow these instructions...

We presume that you have the Intel Extreme Graphics card.

Hold down Control and Alt and push the Down Arrow...if it turns your screen upside down the function is turned on...leave screens this way to frustrate your fellow workers! 

To make it right...

- Right Click on your desktop
- Choose Properties
- Click on the Settings tab
- Click Advanced
- Click on Intel Extreme Graphics tab
- Click on Graphics Properties
- Click Display Settings
- UNCHECK "Enable Rotation"
- Click Apply

Thursday May 10, 2007
Goin' Fishin'?   Here's the Laws! 
Minnesota          North Dakota     IOWA

Wednesday May 9, 2007
Imagine giant sculptures, mostly made from Paper Mache.  But they must float cause they're in a race that covers both land and sea!  It's the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Baltimore.   Talk about fun.  Check out the pictures!  http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/

Tuesday May 8, 2007
So what did you have for dinner last night?   Here's what they were serving at the White House for the Queen and guests:

* Spring pea soup with fernleaf lavender
* Chive Pizzelle with American cavier
           * Newton Chardonnay "unfiltered" 2004
* Dover Sole Almondine
* Roasted artichokes, pequillo peppers and olives

* Saddle of spring lamb
* Chanterelle sauce
* Fricasse of baby vegetables
          * Peter Michael "les pavots" 2003
* Arugula, savannah mustard and mint romaine
* Champagne dressing and trio of farmhouse cheese

* "Rose Blossoms"
          * Schramsberg Brut Rose 2004

The 2004 Chardonnay from the DuMOL winery in Northern California's Russian River Valley. According to Wine Spectator, the 2004 Chardonnay is "fresh and fruity, teetering on sweet, with tangerine, peach and nectarine fruit that's pure and juicy" and retails for $56 per bottle.

How about other "state" dinners?  Here's some more of the menu's.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/statevisit/menu.html   When the Polish President came to call.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE0DC173FF932A05756C0A96E948260 When the Regan's went to Russia.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/02/20060226-4.html  Here's what the Governors get when they come to the Whitehouse.

http://www.quintango.com/concerts/WhiteHouse/index.html  When the King of Argentina visited the Clintons.

Monday May 7, 2007
Did you know that on Sunday at 12:34 it was 12:34 5/6/7 ?   When will it happen again in a series like that?   
SO ON TO THE COOL SiTE!   Can you imagine a bicycle made for 7?  And get this, they're all facing the center in a circle...they all pedal, and one person steers!   It's called the "conference bike!"  Check it out!  http://conferencebike.com/

Friday May 4, 2007
Email, it never goes away so be careful what you say!  Read some notes about "email I wish I hadn't sent!"  http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/05/14/100008719/index.htm?cnn=yes 

Here's a program claiming that they have a product that can GRAB BACK miss-sent email.

Thursday May 3, 2007
So just what website actually gets the most visits?  You might be surprised!  Here's the top traffic'd sites in the USA.  http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_sites?cc=US&ts_mode=country&lang=none

Wednesday May 2, 2007
Communities bar nuclear waste dumps, outlaw smoking in public places, and police litter bugs. I can understand neighborhood strictures on some noise pollution. But does the innocent clothesline truly require similarly strict treatment? It seems out of place, and yet "tens of thousands" of homeowners' groups across the U.S. have made it a fugitive act to string and use a clothesline.  Your thoughts? http://www.laundrylist.org/

Tuesday MAY FIRST 2007    WELCOME MAY!!
You know that I'm always looking for Airfare Deals!   Particularly cheap flights to Europe and even more particularly to Germany.   I've found the neatest site.   You punch in where you want to go and it shows you the cheapest flights each month for the next year.  You can save HUNDREDS by moving your flight even a few days some times!!  http://www.farecompare.com/

Monday April 30th 2007
WOW May is right around the corner!  Check out this  Global Incident Mapping web page.  Going somewhere, check for activity where you're headed.  http://www.globalincidentmap.com/home.php

Friday April 27, 2007
They say that Breakin' Up is Hard to Do!  Well think about if you're a big celebrity and there's TONS 'O Money in the bank!  Here's the 10 most expensive celebrity divorce details!  There's got to be a less expensive or easier way (depending on who's the money makers) to get rid of 100 pounds of UGLY fat!  http://www.forbes.com/2007/04/12/most-expensive-divorces-biz-cz_lg_0412celebdivorce_slide_2.html

Thursday April 26, 2007
Spring Bulbs...they're really beautiful!  Check out the why where when how at this web site...or just look at the pretty pictures!  http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/bulbs/springbulbs.html

Wednesday April 25, 2007
No show today. 

Tuesday April 24, 2007
So if a picture is worth a thousand words, what if this picture is of ONE word?  Here's a dictionary of pictures of words...mix and match, submit your own!  http://www.thevisualdictionary.net/

Monday April 23, 2007
This is a sweet story gone sour!  Where are all the bees going?  In some areas 1/2 or more of the worker bees are gone...but they leave the queen.  This is highly unusual and worth reading about!  http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/04/22/vanishing.bees.reut/index.html

Or is it that our cell phones are scaring them away??  http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2449968.ece

Friday April 20, 2007
Spring is sprunging all over us!  So it's time to turn our view to Dare Devil Theme Parks!  Check out this page of reviews http://www.themeparkinsider.com/reviews/  Ride the BLACK MAMBA

Thursday April 19, 2007
Finally it's
Sayonara Sanjaya...American Idol voters grabbed some sense and "voted him off the island of talent!  Read more about it.  http://www.myajc.com/idolblog

Wednesday April 18, 2007
Tiz Spring!  Do you know how to play marbles?  Here's the rules!  http://www.landofmarbles.com/marbles-play.html 

Just a fun read...Remember I've told you about different sausages that are unique to an area of Germany?  Well here's a feud going on about origination and naming rights in the Faterland!  http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,1789327,00.html 

Tuesday April 17, 2007
Did you know that Bunnies can Yawn?  Here's a fun little site catching all those Hare's in their sleepy moment!  http://www.talkingegg.com/humor/bunnyyawns.html 

Thanks to Barb Sturner from FIMA for being on today's show on KNOX!
Check out the moving of the Lustron Home after the flood in GF  http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12273.shtml

Monday April 16, 2007
So it's 10 years since the flood that devastated Grand Forks ND and East Grand Forks MN.  Here's a pictorial trip down memory lane...

Friday April 13...yes Friday the 13th!  2007
Anything better to do than sit around and come up with new flavors for chip snacks?? Check out these that didn't make it!!

Thursday April 12, 2007
Yes you too can make an ART CAR!  Don't know how??  Get the free kit here! http://www.avam.org/artcar/      HERE"S A BUNCH  http://www.artcars.com/

There were no Cool Sites for April 10-11 due to a server malfunction.   We hope to get the rest of the pages and history in place soon!

Monday April 9, 2007
So we're past Valentines Day, St. Pattie's Day and Easter.  What's next but to TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL!  Here's some off beat, unusual, actually downright weird places to stay and visit!  http://www.unusualhotelsoftheworld.com/

Friday April 6, 2007
As is our tradition, we don't have a Cool Site on Good Friday!  We wish you all a Happy Easter.

Thursday April 5, 2007
So how would we celebrate Easter if we were in other countries?  Check out this page!  http://www.theholidayspot.com/easter/worldeaster/index.htm

Wednesday April 4, 2007
It's EASTER WEEK!  Here's a quiz to test your knowledge of all things bunny!  http://www.brownielocks.com/eastertrivia.html

Tuesday April 3, 2007
So you got a LONG flight coming up?  Or an even LONGER LAYOVER?  Check out this site that rates the airlines and the airports!  http://www.airlinequality.com/

Monday April 2, 2007
How can we slide by April Fools Day without comment?   Can't...here's 101 REALLY BAD things that folks have done in the name of April Fools...as they say on the tube, "don't try this at home!"  http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/index

Friday March 30, 2007
So you think things are pretty good?  It's been a long time since someone died for censorship right?  Well it's not like that around the world...See if you website (or a favorite) can be seen in China...the great wall is more than a line of bricks!  http://www.greatfirewallofchina.org/

Thursday March 29, 2007
There's LOTS of "how-to" things out there but I bet you never thought you'd run into a "how to plant a prairie!"  Check this out.  http://www.prairieresto.com/guidelines.htm

Wednesday March 28, 2007
When is a movie Not a movie?  How about if you're just listening to it and not "seeing" the picture?  Well until this is decided, you can "listen" to a whole flock of movies at this website!  http://power.listentoamovie.com/

Ryan Bakken and I went to the same high school together, we graduated in the same year.  He went into print and I ended up in Radio.  Now the competition is on!  In his feature article for the Grand Forks Herald this week he talks about how he is going to try to outdo us in getting folks to the Sacred Heart Fish Dinner.   (Jim Bollman did 818 his week, I did 800 on the nose last week!)  The plastic gloves are off, the fish tongs are drawn.  But he was nice enough to mention me in his column...and I quote, "
And, two days ago, Bollman radio sidekick John Reitmeier hit 800 on the button."  SIDEKICK?  WOW Where did that come from?  So I did a search for "sidekicks" in history and the trip down memory lane was worth it.  Check out these famous SIDEKICKS from yesteryear!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sidekicks HEY I'm right up there with Barney Fife and Bullwinkle the Moose!!  OH well, if it's good enough for Ed McMahon it's good enough for me!

Monday March 26, 2007
You've heard about these PENNY STOCKS, but don't want to invest?  Probably a good idea, but if you need more "encouragement" that it's not such a good idea...well read through this site.  http://www.stocklemon.com/ 

KKOJ Listeners:  Here's the Sky Jump http://www.skycityauckland.co.nz/skycity/index.cfm?5FB8E87E-50BA-1DC3-65EA-F9A4845CF393

Friday March 23, 2007
How cold is it?    Specially underground??   http://www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us/research/seasonal_load_limits/thawindex/frost_thaw_graphs.asp

Thursday March 22, 2007
It's the anniversary of the non passed Equal Rights Amendment in the USA.  What are your thoughts on this?  Visit the web site that's pushing the amendment even today!  http://www.equalrightsamendment.org/

Wednesday March 21, 2007
Today's website is for 2 reasons.  #1 To say Bon Voyage to Doug from KKOJ as he departs to Auckland New Zealand.  WOW have a great trip.  He's staying at the hotel that's today's cool site, but for the reason that it's one of the coolest websites that I've seen in a long time!  So check it out cause it's a neat place OR because it's a neat website!  http://www.thequadrant.com/

HEY visit this website... http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2007/Mar-21-Wed-2007/news/13291443.html 

Tuesday March 20, 2007
Just what are DEGREE DAYS?  I've always wondered!   Now we can find out!  Here... http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/cdus/degree_days/

Monday March 19, 2007
Some folks work in watercolors, some folks work in oil, some work in cloth, but how about the forgotten artists who work in...yes...can you believe it...catsup!  No matter how you spell it, it seems to come out red.  http://ketchupart.com/

KKOJ NOTE:  Link to Auckland weather http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=22

Friday March 16, 2007   As close to Saint Pattie's Day as we'll get this year.
Have you taken the Irish quiz?  http://www.theholidayspot.com/patrick/quiz.htm 

Thursday March 15, 2007
Snow?  What's going on out there?  Well, here's some fun things to do on the internet till spring returns!  http://www.funny-games.biz/main.html

Wednesday March 14, 2007
Spring is going to sprung on us at any moment!  Are you ready?  Is your gardening plan in place?  Got some questions?  Ask a Master Gardner!  A Minnesota Master Gardner.  http://www.extension.umn.edu/projects/yardandgarden/AAMG/

Tuesday March 13, 2007
Do you believe it?  Are people "weirder" on the full moon?  Can it really make a difference if you plant based on the moon cycles?  Will your grass grow faster or slower depending on which "phase" you mow it in?  Check this out!  http://www.plantea.com/planting-moon-phases.htm

Monday March 12, 2007
Yes the weekend was great.   Fish Fry Friday night...they served 718.  Sauerbraten at Sanders1907 on Saturday...Back in the fatherland for just a moment!  Then Second Sunday Soup Supper at the church on Sunday.  30+ folks and some great times. 

Today's Coolsite...with the warm spring weather that's finally hitting us, I'm just a little bit more Architecturally Aware, and so I thought these unique, unusual houses might be of interest to you too!  You can't live in that!   

Friday March 9, 2006
Remember AMC.  the American Motor Corporation?  Ramblers?  Gremlins?  Even Jeeps.  Well you know what's left but did you know how it all happened?  http://www.allpar.com/amc/

Thursday March 8, 2007
It's coming up on Easter and...well...it was time time do an Easter oriented site of some kind.  Did you know that our favorite Marshmallow Peeps have actually heavily affected the Rock and Roll Industry?   Check it out here!  http://www.rhino.com/fun/trunk/peeps/index.lasso

Wednesday March 7, 2007
It comes from Canada...it's called Red Shift.  All sorts of science fun!  http://redshiftnow.ca/

Motor Home  Dometic Refrigerator RECALL 
Call  800 544 4881 with your Model number  and Serial number

Tuesday March 6, 2007
Incredible Weather by the day month or year!  http://climate.umn.edu/HIDradius/radius.asp

Monday March 5, 2007
So you think when you see MN that it's a reference to the state of Minnesota...right?  But in many parts of Eur-Asia it's sort for the MOSCOW NEWS!   What it is about our language that foreign countries find the need to present their news in our format?  Here's the daily news from  ahem...our former enemy!  http://english.mn.ru/english/issue.php?2005-9-29

Friday March 2, 2007
Not enough weather outside for ya?  How about checking the weather in art?  Here's famous art paintings with a heavy dose of weather, brushed in!  http://www.bbc.co.uk/paintingtheweather/ 

Thursday March 1....Hey it's coming in like a LION!!
So you've always wanted to travel First Class...but just can't bring yourself to pay 6 or 5 or even 4 thousand dollars?  What if you could get a ticket from New York to London for 495 dollars in a World Business Class Environment?  Not a bad deal huh!   Check out http://www.maxjet.com  And book your flights now!

Wednesday February 28, 2007
Well we got rid of the Oscar Hype and now it's time to play the game, "Who's our next President!  This website has all the links you're going to need from now till the Inaguration!  http://techpresident.com/

Tuesday February 27, 2007
So you're throwing a party.  Now who to have entertain.  Pat Benotar?  Dwight Yokum?  But how much do they charge?  Here's the HOT LIST of talent you can get at your shindig!  http://www.clearchannelcollegeentertainment.com/searchresults.php?searchtype=alpha&alpha=1

Monday February 26, 2007    Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow!
The Big Show is over!   Ellen can check off another of her life goals, the partying is about over.  Did your Favs win?  Here's the Official 2007 Oscar Winner List!  http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/academy.awards/print.ballot.html 

GOT KIDS IN SCHOOL?   MANDATORY READ!!!   http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/02/25/longer.school.days.ap/index.html

Friday February 23, 2007  WOW Fish Fry's start tonight!  It'll be Easter before we know it.
Always fun on Fridays.  This COOL SITE is an awesome place to listen to Airport Tower Radio Traffic all around the world.  Listen to Las Vegas or Las Crux's.  http://www.liveatc.net/index.php  

Thursday February 22, 2007  The Real Day to Celebrate George's Birthday
Think you know a lot about our president?  Well take this quiz!  http://www.osv.org/gw/wquiz2.htm

Wednesday February 21, 2007   The Easter Season has Begun!
What me?  Give something up for lent?  Never did that before...Why should I start now?  Here's a great serious site about lent...hey we're back to the fun tomorrow!  http://www.spirithome.com/lent.html   What are you giving up for lent? 

Email me and let me know!

Tuesday February 20, 2007
It's so sad...big city, lonely shopping cart and of course, someone with a camera.  http://www.polarinertia.com/nov06/cart01.htm

Monday February 19, 2007   Presidents Day  YIPPIE
So are you bored?  Just don't know what to do with your life?  How about a short walk, every day, like just AROUND THE WORLD????  Check out this lady's experiences!  http://www.rosiearoundtheworld.co.uk/ 

Friday February 16, 2007  121521
So how's this for weirdness.  In Israel there's a supporting wall/staircase that's crumbling.   Probably should, it's thousands of years old.  The Jewish group responsible for it is trying to fix it.  The Palestinians are telling the world that the Jews are trying to undermine the foundation to their mosque.  So the Jewish side has put up webcams to show the world that it's NOT TRUE.  YET the Palestinian leaders are using it as a lever to talk trash about their enemies.   See the webcam here  http://www.antiquities.org.il/home_eng.asp

Thursday February 15, 2007    Happy Birthday Shelley!
Food, Food, Food, some of the finest pictures and new recipes I've found.  http://www.cookingdebauchery.com/ 

Wednesday February 14, 2007  HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
Visit this site to cement your love for your "other," as well as finding out all the history of this, "birds start mating" day!   http://www.stvalentinesday.org/

Tuesday February 13, 2007
It's those chalky little candy hearts.  So much message in so little words.  Here's the "new list" for the new year!  http://www.infoplease.com/spot/candyhearts1.html

Monday February 12, 2007
What?  Can't be Valentines day with this weather!!  What happened to the winter thaw?  If you need to thaw the ice between you and a "friend" try learning "I Love You" in a variety of languages!  Impress your friends!  http://www.galactic-guide.com/articles/2R95.html   

Friday February 9, 2007
It's called WHY NOT TRY!...a compendium of crazy things to do...or at least consider doing! http://www.whynottry.org/

Thursday February 8, 2007
The 50 Greatest Guitar Solo's  http://cityrag.blogs.com/main/2007/01/100_greatest_gu.html

Wednesday February 7, 2007
Today we take a journey in the WAY BACK Machine!  It was 1964, 70 some days after John Kennedy had been murdered.  America was in a funk...not the music kind, the depressed kind.   Pam AM Flight 101 from London to New York arrives a little after 1pm.  That moment would change our country forever.   The Beatles arrived on American soil!  I remember the night after...it was a valentines dance...I was in Junior High School.  Records were being played and there was an album of the Beatles there.   It got passed around a bit but not one song was played.  Then on Feb 9 the did their appearance on Ed Sullivan's Sunday night variety show and the EXPLOSION began!  http://edition.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/05/beatles.40/
   even more Beatles/Sullivan info http://www.iamthebeatles.com/article1036.html

PS...OUR FIRST DIGITAL BROADCAST TO KNOX!  YIPPIE we've moved into an entirely new method of delivering content to our station!  More stations coming soon!

Tuesday February 6, 2007
Have you ever made up a story so you could watch a particularly interesting TV show?  Did you plead sick so you could hunker down in front of the tube?  Did you send the kids to bed early so you could watch - uninterupted? 
Well here's 19 peoples stories about "TV uber alas!"  http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,__20010924_,00.html

Monday February 5, 2007
Well, 2 major yearly events gone by!  Groundhog didn't see his shadow...yet it's 29 below hmmm.  And then that big football game.   HO HUM!  I thought the commercials this year were all sleepers...actually not even sleepers, more like SNOOZERS!  But over the years there have been some GREAT ONES!  Here's commercial history...do you remember Joe Green?  http://www.cbs.com/specials/superbowls_greatest_commercials/vote.php

Friday February 2, 2006    YES It's Groundhogs Day!
So just how many of these animals can predict the weather?  Here's the best list that I've found!  http://www.dunkirkdave.com/junction.html

Thursday February 1, 2007      W E L C O M E to a new and ?warmer month!
Bored?  HEY check out these free downloads that you can print, cut out and tape together to make curious little statues for your desk!   Collect the entire set!  http://www.readymech.com/

Wednesday January 31, 2007  
http://www.tamarin.com/king/kindire1.html  There are several hundred monarchs in Africa.  Here's 70 of them.   LONG LIVE THE KING!

Tuesday January 30, 2007
Well it's been long awaited, long touted, slowly exposed, well tested, extreme hardware demanding, finally arriving TODAY!  It's the newest version of WINDOWS called VISTA!   Don't even think for a moment of "upgrading" any computer that you have.   On the short list, to run effectively it needs 2 Gigs of RAM, a DUAL CORE processor, the highest quality of video card available, a 7200 RPM Drive, and a DVD reader to install it.  If you're going for it, go for a new computer at the same time!   Here's some of the official announcement.  http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/ptech/01/30/vista.launch.ap/index.html 

Monday January 29, 2007
What does 200 Calories look like?   Here's Pictures!
One ounce equals about 28 grams   One pound equals 450 grams

Friday January 26, 2007
This is only for the more computer savvy...If you go to the task manager, and then the processes in your XP computer you'll see that you have many many programs running.  What are they?  Why are they there?  What do they do?  Here's a web site that can explain what each one is, whether it's important or not, and if you should delete/remove it.  http://www.processlibrary.com/

Thursday January 25, 2007
Got an extra "8 Large" lying around?  That's eight million in case you didn't know!  Well if you do, here's the car for you!  http://exelerocar.com  Like Henry Ford's first cars, it only comes in black!

Wednesday January 24, 2007
Well enough said about the State of the Union Message...for a little counterpoint...here's 101 of the biggest business bloopers in the last year.   Do you see your name on this list?  Good thing!!  http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/101dumbest/2007/

Tuesday January 23, 2007
It's the family oven...a reverse search for recipes.  http://www.familyoven.com/
try lingonberries!

Monday January 22, 2007
Check out these cool license plates... http://www.coolpl8z.com/ 

Friday January 19, 2007
And so we say goodbye to Art Buchwald.  Here's a list of my most favorite of his quotes!

Thursday January 18, 2007
Plant Hardiness Zones...watch for the change.
http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html   here's a great article about global warming and your garden http://jscms.jrn.columbia.edu/cns/2006-04-04/willhite-zonemap

Wednesday January 17, 2007
Did you see it?  American Idol in Minneapolis!  I think their criticism was RIGHT ON!  What are these people doing thinking they can be in entertainment?  Here's probably the best review of last night, and watch it for tonight's review of Seattle!  http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20008734,00.html

Tuesday January 16, 2007
You've heard me talking about it for years.  FINALLY there seems to be some movement in INDUSTRIAL HEMP!  Will ND be the first state to have a legal field?  The benefits of the crop are great, the risks seem low and manageable.  http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2795890

Monday January 15, 2007
It's Martin Luther King Day.  In many Places this is a day to VOLUNTEER not take the day off.  Here's lots of Volunteer moments.  IN North Dakota   IN Minnesota 
IN Iowa   

Friday January 12, 2007
So -18 here this morning  -43 wind chill, but just how cold can it get?  How cold has it gotten in your state?  http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0113527.html  has the stats you need.

Thursday January 11, 2007
It's the most wonderful time of the year.  At least that's what the folks who want to SCAM you are singing right now.  It's cold, there's no holiday to occupy your thought process, and HERE COME THE SCAMMERS!   How to protect yourself?   Check this page.  http://www.fraud.org/ 

Wednesday January 10, 2007
Winters HERE!  C C COOL, so what to do with the youngsters.  Hey you can only drink so much hot chocolate!  Check out http://www.kidsites.com/  dozens of kid approved sites with learning, activities and just plain FUN

Tuesday January 9, 2007
Did you know that you can duplicate many of those pricey household cleaners from simple products that you can get at the grocery store?  Save money, reduce the fumes, have clean work areas!  http://www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/coamerica.htm 

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WOW it's Elvis' birthday!  Born in 1935, many folks feel that he is still alive.  What say yee? Here's the latest "scoop" on the KING!  http://www.elvislives.net/

Friday January 5, 2007
DRY DRY DRY but is it a drought!  http://drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

Thursday January 4, 2007
THEY'RE AVAILABLE IN THE USA.  http://www.ecoautoinc.com/smart.php  
The Canadian Page  http://thesmart.ca 

Wednesday January 3, 2007
So what's new in 07?  In Technology?  Check out this ad from those crazy Californians.

Tuesday January 2, 2007
Well, yesterday it was NEW WORDS for the NEW YEAR.  Here's the BANISHED LIST!  Drop these words from your vocabulary and impress your friends!  http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php

Monday January 1, 2007    HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

We welcome you to the new YEAR! Where did 2006 go?  It swept by so fast.  So with the New Year we have a NEW set of words for you to add to your vocabulary!  CLICK HERE

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