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 We've broadcast from 28 American states, Canada, Mexico, England, Germany, France, and Israel (remember the gunfire and mortar shells?).  From the top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, the top of the World Trade Center, the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag, a 1000 foot boat and a mile long train.  Fishing on Lake of the Woods.  Where will be be tomorrow?  STAY TUNED!


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October 14, 2009
Here's 28 things you need to know before the trip...not after!  http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2009/10/13/28-things-i-wish-i-knew-before-i-started-traveling/

October 13, 2009
Been travelin' much?  Can you imagine overhearing comments like this on your next trip?  http://overheardwhiletraveling.com/

October 12, 2009
Cool weather, even snow...but there's awesome places where it's still SUMMER and pretty much always will be!  It's part of Hawaii and here's the awesome pictures to prove it's summerability!  http://www.johnmirandaphoto.com/hawaiigallery.htm

October 9, 2009
Yes if you looked here early...we're on our way to Winnipeg!  You should go there too!  Here's probably the best eating guide to the city!   http://www.eatingwinnipeg.com/ 

October 8, 2009
BUYERS BEWARE, here's a new scam...check it out...short story is that you order something from an amazon type company, where you found a great deal.  (Remember the $50.00 Cadillac?) They cancel the deal with amazon, amazon sends you an email saying sorry that xyz@domain.com was unable to complete the order.  THIS IS WHERE THE SCAM STARTS!  SO you send an inquiry email and they got you.  They tell you that the deal is still avaliable BUT that they can't bill through Amazon (or similar) and that you need to just wire them the money.  Well it's such a good deal that you get caught up in it and send them the cash.  YOU WILL NEVER GET YOUR PRODUCT!   http://www.moskalyuk.com/blog/amazon-marketplace-scam/786 

October 7, 2009
Print yearly, monthly, weekly, CALENDARS - all sorts of variations, for free!  http://www.printablecalendar.ca/

October 6, 2009
Sort of a special, insiders Cool Site-Pick for today!  Chris Loch is a young man that I had a hand in raising since he was 6 years old!  He's now a very sophisticated internet marketing specialist!  Recently he did a tele-seminar and you get to get inside the inner circle as listeners to our show!  There's several free downloads of really important information along with a copy of the interview!   Folks paid significant money to be able to "attend"...to listen to the program live and get these downloads...but for you today...free!  http://www.internetmarketingquestion.com/CEOFocus/success.html

October 5, 2009
In this recession, get more BANG from your food dollar...here's where you get the most calories for you dollar!  http://www.manolith.com/2009/04/19/17-foods-with-the-most-caloric-bang-for-your-buck/

October 2, 2009    THE GOOSE FEST IS ON! !
Click here for the schedule...print it out and take it along!  GOOSE FEST

Visiting Middle River??   Check out their city web page  http://www.middle-river.com/

October 1, 2009    H E L L O   O C T O B E R
So you think you can profit from a wind generator on your place?   Here's maps telling you how much "hot?" air to expect!  
ND  http://rredc.nrel.gov/wind/pubs/atlas/maps/chap3/3-12m.html  
MN http://rredc.nrel.gov/wind/pubs/atlas/maps/chap3/3-10m.html 
IA  http://rredc.nrel.gov/wind/pubs/atlas/maps/chap3/3-09m.html

September 30, 2009   G O O D B Y E   S E P T E M B E R
But yet 6 million people get up and go to work and send their children to school in Israel...quite far down on the list! 

September 29, 2009
This is a really cool site for 2 reasons!  1. It's about Hamburgers. and 2. WOW what a site, check it out!  http://cheeseandburger.com/

September 28, 2009   SORRY  we were "disconnected" today. 

September  25, 2009   HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
Visit these unusual places around the world...or zone in on North America!  http://atlasobscura.com/

September 24, 2009

 http://cravingchronicles.com/2009/08/19/sinfully-dark-chocolate-brownies/   MAKE THESE BROWNIES  MAKE THESE BROWNIES

Sept 23, 2009
http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/ast122/lectures/lec03.html   Science everyone should know!

Sept 22, 2009
Bet you didn't know the net knew this about you!!  http://pipl.com/

September 21, 2009
Well it feels good to be back in the vocal saddle again...but still taking it easy.  One of the hardest things to do, TALK SOFTLY all the time!   So here's a list of things NOT to do in NEW YORK CITY... http://www.concierge.com/ideas/hotspots/tours/500723?page=0

September 17, 18, 2009
Well they finally got me quieted!   :-)  The Dr. says NO TALKING for a week.  Swollen vocal cords and no fix except some steroid spray and SILENCE!  So no show till maybe Monday. 

September 16, 2009
More stuff to learn about Google  http://www.thelstalk.com/10-interesting-facts-about-google/

September 15, 2009
The word is FAIL...the pictures show it!  http://ajanlo.kapu.hu/pics.php?d=fail

September 14, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkTMMJZI65M  GOOGLE EARTH...improved...check out this demo.

9/11 http://www.911-remember.com/

September 8, 2009
Travel cheap...or at least when you get there...here's 10 stay for free if you work for part of your day...all around the world.  http://www.traveltowork.net/2009/05/10-volunteer-opportunities-for-free-travel/

September 7, 2009
There's lots of ways to see the world...but how about making a trip out of this?  The TOP 10 ALL you can Eat Buffets that circle the globe!!!  Pack your bags MAMA we're going on a trip. http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/top-all-you-can-eat-buffets/2?label=top-all-you-can-eat-buffets


What'd he say?    Here's Obama doing the President talks to School Children Moment...word for word...now don't all you, "the sky is falling!" parents feel silly???  http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/07/obama.school.speech.pdf 

September 6, 2009
Finally  a motorhome for Midwest hunters/fishermen!  http://www.unicat.net/en/index2-TerraCross.html
    INSIDE  http://www.unicat.net/en/pics/TC59family-2.html

September 5, 2009
It's the new thing...chefs that don't want to run a regular restaurant, or don't want to fight with the food Gestapo about permits and how many bathroom stalls to have, they just want to cook!  Hidden restaurants...all over...here's the Berlin ones...

September 4, 2009
OK, winter travel coming up...go retro...wear a vest!  What, A VEST??  YES that holds all your electronics, boarding info, passports, wallets, everything.   Then when you get to the TSA, zip it off, put it in the basket and WALK through! 

September 3, 2009
Didn't something important happen on this day?  Seems like it did, but can't recollect!  Do you think the internet is new?  Check out these "first pages" from some of the most famous sites, and then check the dates and WOW WHAT HAPPENED...even CYBER YEARS are slipping by!   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/6125914/How-20-popular-websites-looked-when-they-launched.html

September 2, 2009
Who can make me one of these?   Come on folks, this is what we need in the next parade!  http://smoont.com/bar-on-wheels-in-amsterdam/

September 1, 2009      NO MORE ROBO CALLS!!!
Check the rooms in this hotel!  http://www.picerpic.com/unique_rooms_of_fox_hotel.htm

August 31, 2009
http://www.forbes.com/2009/05/04/towns-cities-real-estate-lifestyle-real-estate-top-towns_map.html   Check out these google maps!

August 28, 2009
It's Dueling maps!  Actually pretty awesome, split screen with a graphic, highway type map on the left, and the actual satellite picture on the right, synced together...move one and the other one moves!  http://data.mashedworld.com/dualmaps/map.htm

August 27, 2009
So you got a little too much time on your hands?  Check out what you can do with a pencil, some cutters and a VIVID imagination!  http://www.saynotocrack.com/index.php/2007/03/21/amazing-pencil-carvings/

August 26, 2009
40 Farmers Under 40

August 25, 2009
It's the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!   State Fair Time! ! ! YIPPEE...Here's the connection you need!  http://www.mnstatefair.org/ 

August 24, 2009
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/the-billion-dollar-gram/    VISUALIZE BILLIONS

August 21, 2009
http://luckypuppy.bravehost.com/Tugboat.html   BAD DAY???

August 20, 2009
I'm using this software to keep me up to the minute on weather, news, stocks, a lot of things.  http://www.mycyberbuddy.com/ 

August 19, 2009
So you think you got a cozy little bedroom?  Check out these Italian bedrooms...wow no old pizza boxes here!  http://www.contemporist.com/2009/07/17/bedroom-inspiration-from-presotto-italia/

August 18, 2009
FREE STUFF, but PLEASE NOTE: Some have hooks, tricks to get you to sign up for things for money...use your throwaway email address!   Watch all the forms and the checkmarks on them!  http://www.lostintechnology.com/how-to/use-the-internet-to-get-free-stuff

August 17, 2009
Strawberry Pizza!   http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/2009/06/13/strawberry-pizza/

August 14, 2009
It's JELLO TIME http://www.jellotime.com/

August 13, 2009
Just what does I.E.  and E.G. mean, and how should you use them?

August 12, 2009
Summer is a flyin' by!  Get out and do some summer things while you still can!  As you travel the world, who doesn't stop at a MCD's now and then, but I'll bet you didn't know these different things could be found on menus around the world!  http://foodnetworkhumor.com/2009/07/mcdonalds-menu-items-from-around-the-world-40-pics/

August 11, 2009
Halloween is coming!  Need some new ideas?  Here's the site.   (WARNING) Some are adult themed!  http://demonicious.com/20090626/weird-costumes/

August 10, 2009
GOT A CLUNKER?  ONLY the Gov knows for sure, check it out here!  http://www.edmunds.com/calculators/clunker.html?mktcat=st1&kw=ClunkersCalculator-%20Internet%20Tools&mktid=st56899821

August 6, 2009
So come on, be truthful...you though there was "all purpose" and "bread" and "self rising" but there's a bunch of different flowers!  Check em out here!  http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Using-Alternative-Flours/Detail.aspx

August 5, 2009   TODAY'S THE DAY!    Ronny is in transit over the Atlantic as we do our shows this morning.  If all goes well, arriving in Detroit, then MSP and finally Fargo about 7pm!  It's been a stressful series of events, but hopefully the travel stress is over as of tonight.

SO Take some of these quizzes and see how much 'basic' knowledge you have!  http://www.jetpunk.com/ 

August 4, 2009
Well we're back, but the "Falcon" (motorhome) is already parked in the VIP section of the WE-fest...it has more fun than I do :-)   CUP CAKES  CUPCAKES   get 'em while they're hot!   http://www.thetoyzone.com/2009/blog/cupcakes-tasty/
   My fishing rod is up on the boundary waters area...so all my toys are out having fun and I'm just here working :-)    NA...Life is good!

July 27, 2009
WIKIPEDIA...a never static, user updated encyclopedia on the net!  An awesome place to do research, but always VERIFY VERIFY VERIFY! ! !   Here's some of the best articles on the WIKI!  http://www.forth.fi/The%2010%20best%20wikipedia.htm

July 24, 2009
Did you get hail?  Check this after the fact reporting site!  http://www.stinsonservices.com/minnesota-storm-maps/all-storm-damage-map/2009-minnesota-storm-maps.php 

July 23, 2009
So you think school is so important huh?   Check out these dropouts!  http://www.cosmoloan.com/markets/intellectually-respected-high-school-dropouts.html

July 22, 2009
Find the hidden subjects in these photos! 

July 21, 2009
Don't pass these germ laden places in your travels! 

July 20, 2009
Bet you didn't know they could do this with hot dogs!  http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Food/10-Off-the-Wall-Hot-Dogs.html

July 17, 2009
http://www.thetravelerszone.com/budget-travel/the-top-8-most-spectacular-train-journeys-from-around-the-globe/    Take these train trips this weekend!

July 16, 2009

July 15, 2009
Hogwarts Recipes....YUM tastes like Magic!  http://www.britta.com/hogwarts/recipes.html

July 14, 2009
It's called  OPENDNS.  It's FREE and it can help guard your computer against arriving at websites with  AHEM, content that you don't want your kids, or even yourself to see!  http://www.opendns.com/

July 13, 2009
Check out these awesome landscapes...real, and right here on earth!

July 10, 2009

July 9, 2009
So the ads call them super drinks, or mega, but do you know how much "energy" mostly in the form of sugar they contain?  Check this out and try the alternatives with less than 1/3 of the bad stuff, even 1/6th.  http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100241048&page=1

July 8, 2009
What a beautiful morning!   BUT BAD WEATHER IS COMING! ! !   By this time tomorrow!
http://www.ehow.com/how_5134258_prepare-teenager-work.html   HOW TO PREPARE YOUR TEENAGER for a CAREER!

July 7, 2009
It's the oldest and most complete version of the Bible ever found and now it comes together on the internet for the 1st time ever!  http://www.codex-sinaiticus.net/en/ 

July 6, 2009    Happy Birthday Jim Bollman
2 cool sites today....first of all look at someone with too much time on their hands!   Finding the Alphabet in google maps!   Course it's in Aussie land where they're not in such an economic panic.  http://lolanewyork.com/articles/rhett-dashwoods-google-maps-alp

And then today we have... "things that happened in 1935!"  http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/1935/

July 3, 2009    The 4th holiday begins!  Are you working today?
Here's some 4th of July facts you probably didn't know!  http://www.chiff.com/a/fun-facts-fourth.htm

July 2, 2009
12 ways to impress your boss

July 1, 2009      It's JULY  It's JULY! ! !
Can it get any better than  COOKIE/CAKE/PIE ? ?

June 30, 2009

June 29, 2009
If you haven't been to the 7 wonders of the world...well neither have I, but viewing them on this website is possibly even better...no camels, no scorpions, and no weird food!  http://www.panoramas.dk/7-wonders/

June 26, 2009    Literally the day the music died!
Well like him or not, this is the passing of an era!  Today's cool site is to show the contrast of stories from one country to another.   Check the CNN/FOXnews stories and then check these coming from England!  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6582435.ece 

By 10pm our time last night, London newspapers knew all the details of what happened in the house.  AMAZING!

June 25, 2009
http://www.oddee.com/item_96635.aspx  WHO SAID THAT?

June 24, 2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_misconceptions   Are they MYTHCONCEPTIONS?

June 23, 2009

June 22, 2009
OK  eat these 33 food and live forever!  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-murdock/a-recipe-for-longevity_b_205355.html?goback=%2Envr_49480_1245507620213_1

June 19, 2009
NO REALLY HOT SUMMER IS COMING!   Cool off with these summer drinks from around the world!  http://www.venere.com/blog/europe-summer-drinks/

June 18, 2009
The rain in Spain might fall mainly on the plain, but the houses in some places hang on the cliff!  http://blog.therealestatehomeguide.com/?p=761

Or check this cliff hanger above Denver...I first saw it in 1963  http://www.citymtnviews.com/Arch-SculptHs.php4

June 17, 2009
http://www.worldcontrol.org/arctic/    let's go north! 

une 16, 2009  

It's  HINEY  Wine!   http://www.hiney.com/

June 12, 2009
Our first "ship" was a 12 foot, cedar lap strike with a 5 horse mercury power house!  Check out these boats on the other end of the size game!  http://kathika.com/crusies/20090611-002058/

June 10-11, 2009

June 9, 2009    This morning at 9:09:09 AM it will be 90909060909  Wait till September!
Riddle me this!   http://blog.lodewijkvdb.com/2007/05/21_riddles_to_t.html

June 6, 2009

June 5, 2009    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANE ! !
it's Holey day! !  No...it's not a misspelling!  It's National Donut Day!  But before you dig in, make sure you know just how much "energy" you're putting in your body!  http://www.shapefit.com/krispykreme.html

June 4, 2009    Parents 68th Anniversary!
So what do those herbs look like?   Here's the picture book!  http://www.1001recipe.com/herbs-spices/

June the 3rd, 2009    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL REITMEIER! !
So you think backpackers stay in seedy hostels in dormitories full of smelly canvas and ratty beds?   Well check out these 5 hostels around the world...TAXI! ! !  get me a TAXI! !  http://travel.spotcoolstuff.com/cheap-hotels/5-luxurious-affordable-hostels

June the Twicst!  2009 
It was a great birthday party!   Fosston...nothing happens there right?  Well now they got a rap song...or is it hip hop?  Well you listen and decide! 
Straight Outta Fosston - YouTube

June the Oncest!  2009   HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY SYLVESTER!!!  46 TODAY
Here's 200 things you can fix easily!  http://www.anvari.org/fun/Truth/200_Amazing_Secrets.html

May 29, 2009
Compound Butter  http://web.mac.com/marciaskitchen/Site/Compound_Butters.html

May 28, 2009
New way to search...here's the primer to learn how to use it!  http://maketecheasier.com/use-wolframalpha-search-and-firefox-extension/2009/05/26

May 27, 2009
A right turn in cool sites today...You got to check out what's happening in laptop computers.   We have several of these now and they are incredible, as a backup, to travel, or just to have around the house!   Here's the google search to find the best deal!  http://www.google.com/search?q=acer+aspire+one&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8

May 26, 2009
Remember these?? http://www.oldtimecandy.com/candy-pix1.htm

May 22, 2009
How to find someone via the internet!   http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/8-tools-to-find-someone-online.html

May 21, 2009
Friends traveling in York England...so here's 40 websites to assist your travels!  http://www.wisebread.com/travel-resources

Doug is staying in England...here's the link  http://www.bb-belgravia.com/ 

May 20, 2009
Travel travel travel...see these 10 buildings and win a prize!  http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-eccentric-buildings.php

May 19, 2009
Call 'em bangers, call 'em wurst, but don't call 'em bad!  http://www.foodsubs.com/MeatcureSausage.html   Here's a pictography of the most famous!

May 18, 2009
Check this out...someone started fighting back against those AUTO WARRANTY CALLS!   GO GET EM!   http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124234497033421649.html

May 15, 2009
Save money...Save money!  Check here before you buy anything on the web!  http://www.currentcodes.com/ 

May 14, 2009
Toilet Paper Origami!  http://www.origami-resource-center.com/toilet-paper-origami-pleat.html

May 13, 2009
Remember Shrek and Donkey on the rickety bridge to the castle?  Well here's some real life bridges that people use regularly that aren't much better!  http://www.dirjournal.com/info/most-dangerous-bridges-in-the-world-rope-hanging-bridges/ 

May 12, 2009 
Revisit Chernobyl...nature is winning!  http://www.grcade.com/viewtopic.php?t=2217 

May 11, 2009
Politics today.... first the President being a comic...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1olxLwBWI&feature=related

and the MN Gov catches a fish  http://www.mngovernorsopener.com/

May 8, 2009
There might be 50 ways to leave your lover, but I've got 100 ways to cook your eggs!

May 7, 2009
Everyone's got to try it!   Cook with the sun...have some fun...save some mon!   http://www.solarcooking.org/plans/

May 6, 2009
OK 20,000 destinations...I mean really how much time does one person have?  But WikiTravel has tips, suggestions, do's and don'ts for places all over the world.  http://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page

May 5, 2009   C I N CO  de M A Y O
http://www.vivacincodemayo.org/history.htm   NOT MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY!

May 4, 2009
http://the-manuals.com/    5 MILLION 700 and 70 THOUSAND PLUS MANUALS

May 1, 2009
Tomorrow it's the great Kinetic Sculpture Race!  You need to be there!  http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/ 

April 30, 2009     G O O D B Y E   A P R I L
HEY SAVE MONEY  Make this stuff at home!   http://www.bathandbodyrecipes.com/44/facial-moisturizer-recipes.html 

April 29, 2009
Sometimes it's not just getting from point A to point B...sometimes it's the ride!  Check out these rides. 

REAL SUGAR BACK IN SODA....check it out!  http://www.agweek.com/articles/?id=3566&article_id=14112&property_id=41

April 26, 2009
Mexico seems so far away, the swine flue is just about traveling right?  Well folks are flying in and out, and stopping on the freeways everyday and this has a 3 or 4 day incubation.  Time to take some basic precautions.  http://www.pandemicflu.gov/ 

April 25, 2009
HOW to lead a manly and single existence and impress your dates! http://www.davezilla.com/Manly_Tips/tip0003.html

April 24, 2009

April 23, 2009
You won't believe all the easy fixes you can do around your home with these 16 readily available items!  http://www.womansday.com/layout/set/print/Content/Shelter/Organizing-Cleaning/Extraordinary-Uses-for-16-Ordinary-Household-Items

April 22, 2009
Check these tables out.

April 21, 2009
It's billed as an Auction "from the collection of a king!"   WELL YIPPEE SKIPPY it's actually Michael Jackson!   But worth checking out.   Here's the official site... http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2009/michael-jackson/catalog-list.html
and here's some of the weirder stuff... http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2009/04/17/goodbye-brain-sorry-i-accidentally-exploded-you  

April 20, 2009
You got to get on facebook and twitter.
http://facebook.com    search for John Reitmeier   
http://twitter.com        search for John Reitmeier   and we'll hook-up

April 17, 2009
Here's Nutella Ice Cream, if you don't know what Nutella is  GOOG it...and then make me some Ice Cream with it!   http://www.sugarlaws.com/nutella-ice-cream

April 16, 2009
send yourself or a friend a message, funny, musical  or ???

April 15, 2009     WELL IT'S TAX DAY!     
Are you going to a TEA PARTY?  Whether Dem or Rep, these are some things you should know about (and cause Dave Tucker would have wanted me to tell you!)  http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/21/tea-party-usa-the-movement-grows/ 

April 14, 2009
Here's how to solve the river/flooding prob...build one of these.  http://www.weirdasianews.com/2009/03/31/japans-indoor-beach-surf/

April 13, 2009
33 Names of Things You Never Knew had Names http://www.wattpad.com/3702 

APRIL 10, 2009    GOOD FRIDAY    as is our tradition, we don't do a cool site on this day each year!  I bid you PEACE

April 9, 2009
Usually we visit a unique and different webpage but today the COOL SITE is right here.   The original Woolworth's in Crookston Chilled Cheesecake Recipe.

A LISTENER WRITES: This recipe was given to me many years ago, but not sure of the originality, other than what it is. I see you were looking for old Crookston recipe's. Hope you can use this one. I remember when I worked for Strinden's Hardware, (1968-69) I would have lunch at Woolworth's and would always indulge in their chilled cheesecake. mmm, mmm good!!!!




April 8, 2009
It's called Student Recipe Finder, but it's a lot more than that.   Just got a few items in your pantry?  On a very limited budget, we'll here's easy and tasteful recipes that replace those (hey we're sunk anyway might as well go to the fast food joint) moments.  http://www.beyondbakedbeans.com/

April 7, 2009
ROAD  TRIP   ROAD  TRIP! !   There are many awesome long 2 lane highways in the US.  Here's a great site that features 11 cross country (either east to west OR north to south) Trips that we should all take at least one time in our lives.  http://www.roadtripusa.com/ 

April 6, 2009
WE SET A RECORD  970+ Guests served fish at the final Sacred Heart (EGF) Fish Fry!   Can you believe it?  And I did it all by myself!   SOLO BABY!     Here's all sorts of new design items...I took an hour to go through this entire page...all sorts of neat stuff!  http://www.inewidea.com/

April 3, 2009
Make these birthday cakes!  http://www.hostessblog.com/2009/03/absolutely-amazing-diy-birthday-cakes/

April 2nd, 2009
Flood got you down?   Get a Tree house!   http://www.trendir.com/house-design/tree_houses/

April, 1st, 2009   Yes it's April Fools Day.
100 of the best April Fools gags... http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool/     

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/red_river_flooding.html   CHECK THESE FLOOD PICS

March 31st, 2009    G O O D B Y E   M A R C H ! !
Want to escape?  Check this out, even 50 days on a freighter...did I mention eating with the captain and the sauna?  http://www.freighterworld.com/ 

March 30, 2009
So we're all kind of stuck here at the moment, either helping, or hosting, or hoping!  But that doesn't mean thoughts can't turn to travel!  Here's a list of awesome trips, trains first cause that's my favorite!  http://www.traveleguides.com/trains.php

March 27, 2009
Here's all the Fargo Flood info any human needs.

And for a little levity...should it be COKE or PEPSI on the new combined Delta/Northwest?

March 26, 2009
Daniel Hannan MEP said it best!  The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government

March 25, 2009
WE are working at broadcasting the video of each morning's program...check the link above and click HERE during our radio broadcasts.


FARGO webcam looking across the river from Moorhead...

March 24, 2009
Here's the flood level/flood forecast for several locations around the Red River Valley
Crookston  Crookston   FARGO   East Grand Forks  Grand Forks

March 23, 2009
So you're cooking/baking/creating and you realize you don't have that one ingredient?  Here's a big substitution table!  http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/foods/he198w.htm

March 20, 2009     
OK this site is for fun...do what it says at your OWN RISK!   But talk about fun...how to save money and cook in your hotel room!   http://www.wikihow.com/Cook-Food-in-a-Hotel-Room 

March 19, 2009
True facts that are you can substantiate!   http://www.veegle.com/celebrities.htm 

March 18, 2009
http://www.aldertons.com/what_is_cockney_rhyming_slang.htm  Try it.

March 17, 2009   You might think it's the wearing of the green, BUT St. Patrick's color is BLUE  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Patrick%27s_Blue 

The reason the Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day is that this is when St. 
Patrick drove the Norwegians out of Ireland. It seems that some centuries 
ago, many Norwegians came to Ireland to escape the bitterness of the 
Norwegian winter. 
Ireland was having a famine at the time, and food was scarce. The 
Norwegians were eating almost all the fish caught in the area, leaving the Irish with
 nothing to eat but potatoes. St. Patrick, taking matters into his own
 hands as most Irishmen do, decided the Norwegians had to go.
Secretly, he organized the Irish IRATRION (Irish Republican Army to Rid
 Ireland of Norwegians) Irish members of IRATRION passed a law in Ireland
 that prohibited merchants from selling ice boxes or ice to the Norwegians,
 in hopes that their fish would spoil. This would force the Norwegians to
 flee to a colder climate where their fish would keep.
Well, the fish spoiled, all right, but the Norwegians, as every one knows
 today, thrive on spoiled fish. So, faced with failure, the desperate
 Irishmen sneaked into the Norwegian fish storage caves in the dead of
 night and sprinkled the rotten fish with lye, hoping to poison the Norwegian
But, as everyone knows, the Norwegians thought this only added to the
 flavor of the fish, and they liked it so much they decided to call it "lutefisk,"
 which is Norwegian for "luscious fish."
Matters became even worse for the Irishmen when the Norwegians started
 taking over the Irish potato crop and making something called "lefse."
 Poor St. Patrick was at his wits' end, and finally, on March 17th, he blew his
 top and told all the Norwegians to "GO TO HELL!"
So they all got in their boats and emigrated to Minnesota or the
 Dakotas--the only other paradise on earth where smelly fish, old potatoes,
 and plenty of cold weather can be found in abundance.
 The End

March 16, 2009     Wow, Friday the 13th, Pie Day: 3:14, The Ides of March, St. Urho's Day and then St. Pattie's Day!
So where did this St. Urho come from?   Bemidji has been mentioned!   Here's the ODE to the Saint.  http://www.sainturho.com/urho_ode.htm 

March 13, FRIDAY THE 13th!, 2009
So wana skip college?  Here's a bunch o jobs that you can get that pay a pretty good buck and NO COLLEGE REQUIRED!   http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/employment/6-lucrative-careers-no-college-required?cm_ven=MSSU

March 12, 2009
A simple coolsite today...just an idea of something cute to make in the cupcake world!   Cupcakes made to look like.....well check it out!  http://www.flickr.com/photos/32406899@N07/3331745348/ 

March 11, 2009  Recovery!
http://www.beautifulperth.com/dumbenglish.html  DUMB ENGRISH!  Can we say anymore?

March 10, 2009  It's happening!    The Big Spring Blow!
Does anyone remember the "Storm of the Century!?"  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_of_the_Century_(1993)

March 9, 2009
Remember when?   Here's a timeline on how the internet has changed since day one!  WOW some of the things from the end of the 90's seem to me to have been here a LOT longer!

March 6, 2009
Ending Friday with Strange Vehicles, Strange old gas stations, just some unusual pictures! http://www.strangevehicles.com/ 

March 5, 2009
A great list of famous quotes that make a lot of sense, OR, are over the top funny!  http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/~arobic/funny/quotes.txt

March 4, 2009
This comes under "things you're not supposed to know!"

March 3, 2009
Fun with digital liquids...see if you can mix the red liquid and the blue liquid!  http://kotsoft.googlepages.com/multiplefluid.html 

March 2, 2009    OK did it come in like a LION or like a LAMB ? ?
So we've been talking about social networks!  Got a "unique" name/handle.  Check this site to find if it's been taken on most all the social networking lists!   http://checkusernames.com/

February 27, 2009
So things are tough in the economy, but come on...you're still going to do some traveling right?  Well here's your chance to save a few bucks AND directly help some folks along the way...find those small, out of the way B&B's and have a great experience to boot!  Here's a company we worked with back in the early 90's, probably the best collection of B&B's everywhere!!   http://www.bbonline.com/

February 26 2009
It's time to Twitter...what the heck is that?  You've been hearing it on the media every day and it's time to get "in the know!"  Here's a primer on Twitter and how you might be able to use it.     http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2007/09/04/web-strategy-what-the-web-strategist-should-know-about-twitter/ 

February 25, 2009   The big Speech is over!   Where do you stand on the, 'it's going to get done' zone?   Do you think they'll pull it off?   Here's the text, study and learn, hold them to the fire! ! ! http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/24/sotn.obama.transcript/

February 24, 2009   Hey it's the last Tuesday in Feb 09 forever!
So I've got a video for you to watch.  Some of the facts seem over the top, unbelievable.  Perhaps they are, BUT even if they're wrong by a factor of two (probably not) the rate of information growth, our competition in the world work market, hungry mouths entering society at a faster rate than you can believe...It begs the question, "what does it all mean?" http://www.vimeo.com/2030361 

February 23, 2009 
So it's a beautiful morning and everything out my window is covered by HOAR frost.  But just what does that mean?  Well here's the answer to Radiation frost or hoarfrost!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frost 

February 20, 2009     It's Friday February Food Day!
CUPCAKES...we don't give them their due!   There's the way to make fantastic cupcakes!  http://www.squidoo.com/cupcake-decorating 

February 19, 2009
So here's a different cool site-pick of the day...it's all about ME.  Here's where I'm posting old pictures and new pictures, past trips, friends and family.  Join facebook if you like, but either way you can visit my photo albums.   http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=67086&id=692932571&l=81fbe 

February 18, 2009
It's called RECOVERY.gov.  It's the official US Government reporting site for where they are putting the BILLIONS and BILLIONS of your dollars to try to jump start the economy.  Will it work?  I sure hope so, but at least we can all sink together!  Visit often.  http://www.recovery.gov

February 17, 2009
Listen to airport traffic, Grand Forks, Fargo, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Amsterdam, it's got it all.  Fun to listen to airplanes that took off from the USA landing at AMS!  http://www.liveatc.net/feedindex.php?type=all

February 16, 2009    Hope you had a good Valentines day!
Today...social networking, facebook is adding members faster than wallstreet bankers are getting free money from Washington! ! !  Sign up and search for me!  http://facebook.com

February 13, 2009     FRiDaY the 13th 
25 people who put us in this mess!!!!

February 12, 2009
So often on this site we tell you places that you MUST VISIT or things that you MUST DO, we'll here's a list of maybe you shouldn'ts!  Places that as a American you probably shouldn't go to, or if you insist on going, some very important things you should be aware of!  http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html 

February 11, 2009
Every time I go to Germany, someone makes me Rouladen.  There's NO MAGIC  just a little work and you get something REALLY GOOD.   HERE'S the how to... http://www.ehow.com/how_2174887_cook-german-rouladen.html

February 10, 2009
It's got to be an official spring thaw!  But what's the history of spring thaws?  Here's the Minnesota past.. http://www.mnhs.org/places/nationalregister/shipwrecks/mpdf/inship.html 

February 9, 2009   WE HAVE RETURNED!
Just getting back in the swing of things and want to share with you the incredible art gallery experience I had on Thursday in Berlin! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gem%C3%A4ldegalerie Painting from about 1300 to about 1800.  Just an incredible physical gallery and very well displayed and explained art.

January 28,2009   So tomorrow, early the trip begins.   Follow along on the radio stations.  Itinerary plan goes like this.   And how I travel and who I should be with...

Crookston-Fargo Jan 28 Car  Casey
Fargo-Chicago  Jan 28  Air
Chicago-Frankfurt  Jan 28-29  Air
Frankfurt-Homburg Jan 29 Car Jan Pfeiffer
Homburg-Ulm Jan 31 Train  Morning
Ulm-Frankfurt Jan 31 Train  Evening
Feb 1  Frankfurt Messe  Fisher Pen   Sebastian
Feb 2  Frankfurt Messe  Fisher Pen   Sebastian
Feb 3  Frankfurt Messe  Fisher Pen   Sebastian
Frankfurt-Berlin  Feb 3 Train Evening 
Feb 4 Berlin  Ronny/Henry
Feb 5 Berlin   Ronny/Henry
Berlin-Frankfurt  Feb 6  Train AM  
Feb 7 Hofheim/Fabian
Frankfurt-Chicago  Feb 8 Air
Chicago-Fargo Feb 8 Air

Fargo-Crookston Car 

OF course my favorite is the Trains, and here's everything to know about Training in Germany http://www.gettingaroundgermany.info/bahn.htm 

January 27, 2009
Time to get ready for our Adventure.  Here's where we're doing a working trip to Germany! 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt   Everything you need to know about Frankfurt am Main!

January 26, 2009
TIME TO START KEEPING SCORE WITH THE OBAMAMETER!  WILL HE BECOME THE OBAMINATOR?   http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/ 

Pasta Bolognese.Prep Time: 45 min Inactive Prep Time: hr min Cook Time: 4 hr 30 min Serves:  6 to 8 servings.

1 large onion or 2 small, cut into 1-inch dice
2 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch dice
3 ribs celery, cut into 1-inch dice
4 cloves garlic
Extra-virgin olive oil, for the pan
Kosher salt
3 pounds ground chuck, brisket or round or combination
2 cups tomato paste
3 cups hearty red wine
3 bay leaves
1 bunch thyme, tied in a bundle
1 pound spaghetti
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
High quality extra-virgin olive oil, for finishing

In a food processor, puree onion, carrots, celery, and garlic into a coarse paste. In a large pan over medium heat, coat pan with oil. Add the pureed veggies and season generously with salt. Bring the pan to a medium-high heat and cook until all the water has evaporated and they become nice and brown, stirring frequently, about 15 to 20 minutes. Be patient, this is where the big flavors develop.

Add the ground beef and season again generously with salt. BROWN THE BEEF! Brown food tastes good. Don't rush this step. Cook another 15 to 20 minutes.

Add the tomato paste and cook until brown about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the red wine. Cook until the wine has reduced by half, another 4 to 5 minutes.

Add water to the pan until the water is about 1 inch above the meat. Toss in the bay leaves and the bundle of thyme and stir to combine everything. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally. As the water evaporates you will gradually need to add more, about 2 to 3 cups at a time. Don't be shy about adding water during the cooking process, you can always cook it out. This is a game of reduce and add more water. This is where big rich flavors develop. If you try to add all the water in the beginning you will have boiled meat sauce rather than a rich, thick meaty sauce. Stir and TASTE frequently. Season with salt, if needed (you probably will). Simmer for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

During the last 30 minutes of cooking, bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat to cook the spaghetti. Pasta water should ALWAYS be well salted. Salty as the ocean! TASTE IT! If your pasta water is under seasoned it doesn't matter how good your sauce is, your complete dish will always taste under seasoned. When the water is at a rolling boil add the spaghetti and cook for 1 minute less than it calls for on the package. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.

While the pasta is cooking remove 1/2 of the ragu from the pot and reserve.

Drain the pasta and add to the pot with the remaining ragu. Stir or toss the pasta to coat with the sauce. Add some of the reserved sauce, if needed, to make it about an even ratio between pasta and sauce. Add the reserved pasta cooking water and cook the pasta and sauce together over a medium heat until the water has reduced. Turn off the heat and give a big sprinkle of Parmigiano and a generous drizzle of the high quality finishing olive oil. Toss or stir vigorously. Divide the pasta and sauce into serving bowls or 1 big pasta bowl. Top with remaining grated Parmigiano. Serve immediately.

January 23, 2009
Frivolous Friday...check out this latest Cadbury commercial!  http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article2161026.ece  

January 22, 2009
Mashed Potato Pizza, don't knock it till you tried it!

January 21, 2009


January 20, 2009     IT'S HERE  IT'S  the INAUGURATION
Everything OBAMA http://www.joost.com/024o8pj/t/Joost-Presents-Everything-Obama 

January 19, 2009
So you're going to the inauguration?  Better check this out!  http://blog.proud-geek.com/category/geography/

January 16, 2009
WOW we're over the January hump already, it's all downhill to February from here! 
Did you hear?  NO really DID you HEAR?  It's a great website of all sort of cool stuff, talk about a Friday Time waster! ! !  It's all here.   http://www.didntyouhear.com/category/gadgets/page/2/ 

January 15, 2009   Tragedy in the Neighborhood last night.  Our neighbors Carol & Tom lost their entire home in a fire that started about 1AM.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

So here's the problem.  Need to get our daughter to a town about 75 miles away.  Can't afford the bus.  What to do?  Check today's cool site for this creative answer!  http://www.futilitycloset.com/2008/12/31/discount-travel/   Truly DISCOUNT TRAVEL

January 14, 2009    WILLARD REITMEIER TURNS 94 TODAY! !
So is this going to be a travel year for you?  Flights seem to be cheaper than ever.  Right now you can fly Fargo to Frankfurt for 600USD TOTAL and every where else seems to be on sale.  So if you're planning to "get out" in the world this year, here's the list of the top 10 hotspots you should visit!   Check out #3....I told you so!!  http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/09-01/top-10-destinations-independent-travelers-2009.html 

January 13, 2009   THE END IS NEAR ! !
So all these people are saying that time is running out on December 12, 2012.  I thought you should know.  http://www.december212012.com/

January 12, 2009

January 9, 2009
What are the state highs and state lows for temps?

January 8, 2009    TRUTHFUL THURsDAY
EPA has checked over 100 devices and not one, NOT ONE shows effectiveness!   Read all about it... http://www.epa.gov/otaq/consumer/reports.htm 

Watch this video of a million dollar prize for a gas saving device, yet NO ONE has come forward to claim it...HMMMM  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zX2pHg-2_I&feature=related 

REMEMBER we've talked about an electric heater is no more or less efficient...this website tells it like it is!!  Warning some moderately harsh language! ! http://www.toad.net/~jsmeenen/electric.html

January 7, 2009
Check this out  a  gun/cellphone   cover both bases    look at the other funny stuff

January 6, 2009
Good looking food...there's no way to explain it you just got to go look!

2 new words that we created today  
Paralitity  the act of being in parallel
Paralocity the enjoyment of the act of being in parallel

January 5, 2009   The great NO ELECTRICITY MORNING

January 2, 2009
Time to put the holiday food aside and jump into one of these 10 HOT CHILI RECIPES!  http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Food/Recipes/10-Red-Hot-Chili-Recipes.html

January 1, 2009   HAPPY NEW YEAR!
OK WHAT HAPPENED?   It doesn't feel any different!  Should I feel older?  Wiser?  NA none of those things...So here's what some famous people said about new years, or, here's what some people said to make them famous, I'm not sure which way it went.  http://quotations.about.com/od/specialdays/a/newyear3.htm

December 31, 2008      Goodbye 2008 I can't say it's been a great year, but we will always remember you!

New Year's Eve traditions around the world!
It's not just the Waterford Crystal Ball that drops in NY, here's a big list of dropped things in the USA!

December 30, 2008

Crookston MN   Northwest Experiment Station Weather history...
http://www.worldclimate.com/cgi-bin/grid.pl   (search for crookston)

A flurry of small earthquakes going on right now in Yellowstone.  http://www.seis.utah.edu/req2webdir/recenteqs/Maps/Yellowstone.html

Monday December 29, 2008 
Can you believe it, 2008 just about over, the first decade of the new millennium, just about over, most people's IRA's just about over, global warming, just about over, what's left? ? ?
There were lots of DUMB moments in Business this year, so many that CNN had to take their top ten and make it their top 21, I just don't understand why they stopped there!  http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/fortune/0812/gallery.dumbest_moments_2009.fortune/index.html

Friday December 26, 2008  BOXING DAY

Thursday December 25, 2008    MERRY  CHRISTMAS

Wednesday December 24, 2008    It's HERE  Christmas Eve,  My 57th!  Dad's 93rd!  May yours be filled with joy & happiness as we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus.

And it's not Christmas Eve unless we're tracking Santa!  But this year it's new and improved thanks to Google Maps!  And EVEN BETTER if you have Google Earth.   Either way, Check it out and see when he's overhead!   http://www.noradsanta.org/en/home.html 

Call: 1 (877) HI NORAD (1 877 446-6723)

Tuesday December 23, 2008     IT's TOMORROW   Time is passing way to fast!
Have you sent your letter to Santa?  There's still time.  Here's the site that handles over a million of his letters each day!  http://www.emailsanta.com/

Monday December 22, 2008     It's too short to count!
Chanukah (the festival of lights) has begun!  Celebrate with our Jewish friends by making traditional potato pancakes.  Here's the HOW TO...talk about healthy...you even use vitamin C!  http://www.chow.com/recipes/14141 

Friday December 19, 2008
Old Fashioned European Christmas Holiday Drinks

Thursday December 18, 2008   Seven (or six) days to go!    OK 6 till Santa Comes!
So what's the history of this or that Christmas Carol?   Here's a pretty good list, without any of the Romance of the mouse eating the bellows in the organ just before Christmas Eve!  http://www3.pair.com/montrsmu/carolslist.html

Wednesday December 17, 2008     EIGHT  OR SEVEN depending on how you count!
Here's a great Christmas site, from karaoke to Christmas history, and lots of fun!  http://whychristmas.com/ 

Tuesday December 16, 2008        NINE   count em  NINE days left!
This site is only Christmasy in the fact that it's lots of pretty red colors, but I had to share it with you right when I found it!  Like 200 types of tomatoes!  http://www.landrethseeds.com/photos/Tomato/index.html 

Monday December 15, 2008    Only 10 days to go!
Still can't determine what's the best gift?  Here's a top ten list divided up by specific age!  http://www.squidoo.com/christmas-gifts 

Thursday December 11, 2008

We are proud to announce the birth of
Sophia Grace Hammer

9 lbs 4oz  21.5in 
December 11 @  1247 am
Mother & Daughter are doing just fine!


Friday December 12, 2008
HOW to sleep in airports,  and folks that are sleeping in airports!

Thursday December 11, 2008
Here's 50 Frugal Gifts you might not have thought of for this Christmas!  http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/2008/12/50-frugal-gifts-you-can-give-this-christmas.htm

Wednesday December 10, 2008
Traveling?  Did you know that there are big differences in the seats that you sit in on an airline?  Check out seat guru to find the best seat on your exact model of airlcraft!  http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Northwest_Airlines/information.php

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday December 8, 2008

Friday December 5, 2008
Check out Minnesota on this the list of  HUGEBEINGS!  http://www.wlra.us/hugebeings.htm 

Thursday December 4, 2008
I'm not dreaming of a white Christmas any more...it's white here!  So time for some music.  This is FREE music that you can listen to on the fly (as it downloads to you) or you can download and put on your computer to listen as you like.   LEGAL and FREE Christmas Music.    http://feelslikechristmas.com/christmas-music-mp3s.html

Wednesday December 3, 2008
If you don't think times have changed, you got to scan through this website!   
Swedish Dance Bands From the 70's WOW does this bring back memories! 
And we thought that was cool.

Tuesday December 2, 2008
Are these facts real?   Or are the close to real?  Check it out and challenge each "fact!"  http://www.new-mind.com/Library/sillyfacts.htm 

Monday December 1, 2008     CYBER MONDAY  and  THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS!
http://foolishgadgets.com/ is the home of the ultimate gift giving ideas for 2008...probably not for kids!

Friday November 28, 2008    Black Friday

Thursday November 27, 2008    HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Wednesday November 26, 2008  Last chance...go purchase a freezer to oven turkey or get a TV Dinner!
Interested in how the flights around the USA are going?  Here's the official FAA delay page.  Choose a REGION to see ALL the airports around us!  http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp

Tuesday November 25, 2008   If you're turkey ain't a thawin' on Thursday you'll not be jawin'
It's called Lake Retention Time...how long does it take to completely replace the water in a lake or sea?  Are you thinking a few weeks?  A few months?   Believe it or not, most are in years, many years.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_retention_time

Monday  November 24, 2008    Thanksgiving week!
So you think you know your way around the world?  Check out these facts and see if they fit your mental picture.   http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/08-04/20-world-geography-facts-that-might-surprise-you.html 

Friday November 21, 2008
Here's the ultimate list of Thanksgiving cartoons.  http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-US&q=thanksgiving+cartoons

Thursday November 20, 2008
I just had to share this with my listeners.  You've heard about last minute travel deals?  Look what I came upon yesterday.  15 night TRANS ATLANTIC crossing, inside cabin 399, but the catch is it leaves in 9 days.   I'll tell you if I had any free time this would be the chance of a lifetime.  Use some miles rather than pay for flights and it's like 25 bucks a day. 
Above link may disappear at any moment.

Wednesday November 19, 2008
Hardly a week to go and my turkey is still at zero degrees...time to start the warm up!   But of course a lot of people don't do what we do, they eat weird food and have unusual traditions!  How can it be Thanksgiving that way?  Visit what some people have been doing on this most Holy of Turkey Days!  http://discuss.gromco.com/snl/tz36435.html

Tuesday November 18, 2008

Monday November 17, 2008
So did you know there are 131 uses for vinegar?  132 if you make sauerbraten!  http://www.angelfire.com/cantina/homemaking/vinegar.html 

Friday November 14, 2008
Onward to Thanksgiving and so today we got Turkey Trivia for yee!  Know the following facts and be thought of as a wise and wondrous person!   http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/turkey/facts.html

Thursday November 13, 2008
Everyone can remember that ONE bad car that DAD brought home, either to make a fashion statement or an economical one...either way the car was a piece of junk...Here's 50 of the best/worst ever released into the wild.  http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1658545_1657686,00.html 

Wednesday November 12, 2008
It's time to start the Thanksgiving Festivities and for sure you need a good pocket full of riddles to warm everybody up!  Here's an entire new list!  http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~homespun/triddles.html

Tuesday November 11, 2008   Veteran's Day!     WE THANK OUR VET'S EVERYWHERE!
So what's the history, how did it start?  http://www.history.army.mil/faq/vetsday/vetshist.htm

Interview with Willard Reitmeier about his military service.  Interviewer: German Henry Forester.  http://reitmeier.com/willardinterview.htm 

Monday November 10, 2008  
The opening deer hunt is now behind us!   What a weekend it was but we just have to visit the quest for
Odocoileus virginianus one more time, with over the top deer hunting stories!   http://www.muleymadness.com/stories/      Odocoileus virginianus ssp. borealis: from central Ontario and Quebec south to southern Illinois, and from central Minnesota to the East Coast

Odocoileus virginianus ssp. dakotensis: southern Northwest Territories west into central
Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and south through Alberta, the Dakotas, eastern Montana, central Wyoming, northern Colorado, and western Minnesota

Friday  November 7, 2008     It's the Governors Deer Hunt and we're invited.   Live broadcasts from the Americinn in North Branch MN.  And we thank Jack Juve for being out host!  TO finish off the broadcast, RECIPES to COOK your DEER!  http://www.venisonrecipes.us/     and check this page  http://www.huntingpa.com/Deer%20recipes.html    Thanks Governor TIM for hosting this weekend.

Thursday November 6, 2008 
It's fall and time to think about wild game!  With one of my show hosts out in SD and trying to "catch" some pheasant, I thought what better time to share some great recipes in how to serve up this Royal dish to the family!   This page seems to some of the best!

Wednesday November 5, 2008       THE KING IS DEAD  LONG LIVE THE KING  
Finally it's OVER and we have new Royalty on the way!  Will it be like it was in 1960?  Only time will tell, but let's find out who this new leader is.  What does he like, what are his favorites? 
interview on 1/18/2008 his favorite food is from Italian Fiesta Pizzeria in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
TV SHOW   HBO's  The Wire
Favorite Character    OMAR  a Stick up Artist (Robin Hood type)  
FAVORITE MOVIE   The Godfather      Lawrence of Arabia and Casablanca next.
BOOK  Bible   #2  Tony Morrison's  Song of Solomon
Favorite Expression  "UH LOOK..."
Favorite Chef   Rick Bayless
SEARCH YOURSELF,  just put  OBAMA'S FAVORITES in any search engine bar!

Hey we got to have some fun.... here's  reasons  NOT TO VOTE...
Don't Vote for Obama  http://www.northstarwriters.com/pi137.htm 
Don't Vote for Mccain http://kskirby.net/mccain.html

Monday November 3, 2008
OK it's November, Halloween's over, Thanksgiving is on the way, the election is tomorrow so that will be out of our system,  Hunting with the Gov happens later in the week, then Dinner Club Sat night, then Second Sunday Soup Supper on Sunday and then finally a break for me, WHOOPS did I mention I've hired two new team members that will need extensive training...I JUST WANT TO BE ALONE FOR A WHILE!   Well at least my computer is working good.  Today's Cool Site takes us to an interesting web page.  Think the internet doesn't know much about you?  Check out this web page and see what it tell you about yourself.  http://my-i-p.com/ 


Thursday October 30, 2008   the 9th Day of the 10 Days of Halloween!
What better than to have our own series of Jokes on this the 9th Day of Halloween! ! !

Mole Remover Mix one-cup of Murphy's Oil Soap with one ounce of castor oil and a quarter cup cayenne pepper. Mix these three ingredients with water to make a two to one mixture. Use a garden sprayer and spray the area where the mole travels. You can also pour this mixture into the mole's tunnel. Be careful when working with this homemade mole killer. Do not allow it to get into your eyes.

Wednesday October 29, 2008  the 8th Day of the 10 Days of Halloween.
Today, the history of the carved pumpkin and why it's called a Jack O Lantern! http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/pumpkins/history.html 

Tuesday October 28, 2008  It would be the 7th Day of the 10 Days of Halloween
HRIDDLES  we got HRIDDLES all sorts of Halloween HRIDDLES  http://www.humormatters.com/holidays/Halloween/halloweenriddles.htm

Monday October 27, 2008    CORRECTION MADE this is the SIX'd day of Halloween!
What would the candy day be without our friends at Hershey's?  http://www.hersheys.com/trickortreats

Frankfurt Friday October 24, 2008    The Quad of Halloween!
Zer ist reason to wisit dis veb page!   http://www.frightnights.com/jokes.htm

Thursday October 23, 2008  The Thriced Day of the 10 Days of Halloween
Got a haunted house by you?   Remember that big place on the corner where you were growing up?  Check to see if it's here!  http://www.hauntworld.com 

Wednesday October 22, 2008       2nd Day of the 10 Days of Halloween   THE DUCED of HALLOWEEN
FOOD FOOD  FOOD    some new recipes for your Halloween Holiday ESSEN!  http://busycooks.about.com/cs/seasonalcooking/a/Halloween.htm


Tuesday October 21, 2008      THE ONCET of HALLOWEEN
10 Days to Halloween, that means 10 days left to get your PLUS SIZE Halloween costume!  
Here's some links... http://www.anytimecostumes.com/costumes/acx.html and http://www.halloweenexpress.com/plus-size-costumes-c-434.html

Monday October 20, 2008
Hey what a better way to start the week then with square hard boiled eggs!  This is NO YOLK!  Check out the video, the order from the other click.  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5602519909054261945      then  http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-US&q=egg+cuber 

Friday October 17, 2008
It's called Stumble Upon and it's the greatest for finding similar web pages in a category!  http://stumbleupon.com

Thursday October 16, 2008
Boy this is really the DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME WEBSITE! ! !    Here's video of putting a whole lota things in your microwave and seeing what happens!   http://www.greensock.com/portfolio/MicroManiac/index.html 

Wednesday October 15, 2008
Technical day...here's 5 really good programs to UNdelete files from your hard drives... http://techcityinc.com/2008/10/08/top-5-software-to-recover-your-deleted-files/ 

Tuesday October 14, 2008
So many choices, you're going to travel, BUT which web sites do you use to start planning your trip, who's really got more hotels, and TRAINS...well in Europe, click on our RAIL EUROPE CLICK for the best deals!   This website has distilled it down to a few good choices.  http://www.practicalhacks.com/2008/10/06/the-ultimate-list-of-top-travel-sites/

Monday October 13, 2008
Duct Tape Camper...what else can I say!?  http://www.ducttapecamper.com/

Friday October 10, 2008
So you think that by purchasing that cat scratching pole for your feline that you've created a cat friendly environment in your home?   Check out this Japanese version of a house designed for petus catus!  http://www.moderncat.net/2008/10/08/unbelievable-cat-friendly-house-design-from-japan/

Thursday October 9, 2008
Do you think the idea of the "home inventor" is dead?  Well check out these many many ideas, mostly created by single people at home.   Some are pretty interesting, I think some are DUDS!   Your thoughts?  http://inventorspot.com/inventions/gallery

Wednesday October 8, 2008
So debate #2 is in the bag...what are you thoughts?  Here's CNN's master Map of which states will probably go which way...watch it change in the coming days.  Who will be the next president?  http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/calculator/index.html 

Tuesday October 7, 2008
WOW is this like when Nero played his violin and Rome burned (course violins weren't invented yet then...) But if you're reading on the net, financial markets AROUND the world seem to be in a lot more trouble than right here at home.   Iceland has taken over all the banks in it's country,  England, Germany, Japan, Australia, all in panic mode....time to make some good comfort food!   Here's a new  TATER recipe, just in time for the new market potatoes!   http://blog.vegcooking.com/2008/09/spiced_potatoes.php

Monday October 6, 2008
Check these pumpkin carvings and then think about what you're going to do this year!

Friday October 3, 2008

Thursday October 2, 2008
Going driving to see the fall colors?   Make sure you follow these 25 laws of the road! 

NOT ENOUGH?  Here's more loony laws.  http://www.loonylaws.com/world.htm

Wednesday October 1, 2008      HELLO OCTOBER
And what better way to welcome the month than to zero in on the Canada Goose. 

And if you're goose isn't cooked enough...try this Kim Holmes Recipe    More Recipes on the Fav Recipe Page

Goose Bourguignon
Kim from Sanders 1907  ( http://sanders1907.com ) and I entered a Goose Cooking contest in the fall of 2003.  This is the Recipe he came up with that WON US FIRST PRIZE!!

  • 2lb Goose Breast in large Chunks 
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
  • Bouquet garni
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 6oz Button Onions
  • 4oz Button Mushrooms
  • 2oz Butter

For the marinade

  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, sliced
  • 1 Clove, crushed
  • 4 Peppercorns, crushed
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Bottle Red Wine

   Place the marinade ingredients in a large bowl together with the chopped onion, carrots and goose. Mix well and leave to marinate for at least 2 hours.
   Remove the meat from the marinade with a slotted spoon and pat dry with kitchen paper. Strain the marinade and reserve.
   Heat the oil in a large pan until very hot, add the goose and gently brown on all sides.
   Add the garlic, sprinkle with flour and cook over a high heat for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly.
   Add the reserved marinade, enough stock to cover the goose, bouquet garni, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 1 and 3/4 hours.
   Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan, add the onions and mushrooms and sauté until lightly browned.
   Add the mushrooms and onions to the goose after the initial cooking time, mix well and continue to cook for a further 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Government Do Not call List  http://donotcall.gov

Tuesday September 30, 2008
So you kind of know where Vermont is on the map?  Or Wyoming?  So play this game and see what you can do!  After a couple of times I've got a 12 mile accuracy rating!  http://www.popularemails.com/50statespuzzlegame.htm

Monday September 29, 2008
Ez coming!  October, and vi must be ready!   Oktoberfest and here's the recipes you need!

Friday September 26, 2008
Always a little fun on Fridays,  if you're going to stand along a busy road and ask people for money, at least be a little creative!  Check out what these guys have done to get you to throw quarters at them.  http://www.divinecaroline.com/article/22323/49129-spare-change--hilarious-panhandling-signs?CMP=DC_0051_TAG

Thursday September 25, 2008     My Mother would have been 91 today.
So if you need to impress your computer friends, drop a few of these lines at the water cooler...  they'll be awed!  http://rafaeltrindade.com.br/2008/09/21/best-geek-quotes/

Wednesday September 24, 2008
Finally I've found it!   Chocolate cake with icing that contains Crisco! !   Check out this cake!

http://wikitravel.org/en/Grand_Forks    Wiki travel....add things about Grand Forks
http://wikitravel.org/en/Southern_Minnesota   Somebody add Jackson!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Forks    Wikipedia  Flesh out this site!

Monday September 22, 2008  & Tuesday September 23, 2008
Where has the month gone?  SO what's a frog when it has to do with a railroad?  Or what sex can ducks be?  The answers to these and other questions that you can't live without are found at:  http://www.didyouknow.cd/whatsit/whatisitcalled.htm

Friday September 19, 2008
So now we go to the other end of the spectrum.  Did you know that you can now get a license to fly an airplane with just 20 hours of training?  Here's the rules and the list of planes that qualify!    See your local flight school for more information. 

Thursday September 18, 2008
Here's what it's like on the biggest passenger airplane in the sky!



Wednesday September 17, 2008

Tuesday September 16, 2008
Camping, Ain't it fun?  But there's always a down side.  Mosquitoes, bears, but for sure Africa has it's own problems...

Monday September 15, 2008
Where is Sept. going?  It's 1/2 gone and all it's done is rain!  So I got something new and delicious for you!   They're called  Crash Hot Potatoes!   Something new to serve the chompers in your family!   Check 'em out here and tell me what you think!   http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/crash-hot-potatoes/

Friday September 12, 2008
Chrome, more than just a coating on your bumper, Google has created a piece of software called a browser.  It's for looking at web pages, and it seems to be pretty good.  I've been using it for a few days and I think it's worth the download/test.  Here's some writing about it, and if you want to try it, just go to http://google.com   http://technologizer.com/2008/09/01/ten-questions-about-google-chrome/

Thursday September 11, 2008,   We remember that moment 7 years ago as we do our morning show today.   Also  Happy Birthday to Frank Fichtenmueller my #5 foreign student!

Potatoes potatoes potatoes, everything you want to know about Potatoes!  http://putnam.k12.il.us/Potatoes.htm

Wednesday September 10, 2008
Potato Bowl is on!  Something to do every day.  Go make a Tater of yourself.  And if you're Going...well go to some of these famous places featured in your favorite movies!  http://www.onthisveryspot.com/

Tuesday September 9, 2008    Last day to file for some political offices...get off yer butt!
So I had never heard of, "Old-Time Burnt Sugar Cake"  Have you?  Check out this recipe for it!  http://suzannemcminn.com/blog/2008/09/05/old-time-burnt-sugar-cake/

Scripture Cake  http://www.dltk-kids.com/recipes/old_scripture_cake.htm

Monday September 8, 2008
So you think you got the universe figured out?  Everything fits into their little correctly labeled boxes and all is well with the world.  Well think again!   There's out of place and out of time things everywhere, here's just a taste of what makes NO SENSE that's all around us!  http://listverse.com/bizarre/10-more-unsolved-mysteries-of-the-world/

Friday September 5, 2008
What a week, rain and more rain, good for the beets but stopping the start of harvesting.  Ebay is getting another run of "unusual" or downright WEIRD auctions and we thought you'd like to share in the laughter, or even put in a bid or 2!  http://weirdebaylistings.blogspot.com/

Thursday September 4, 2008
So you've all seen bucket lists of various types, things to do/places to see before we kick the bucket?  Well here's 100 foods you have to eat before the restaurant closes!  http://foodproof.com/blogs/view/post/100-things-you-should-eat-before-246   

Wednesday September 3, 2008
So you think you can twist your tongue into what ever shape is needed to speak the English language?  well try these tongue twisters...and then check out what other languages think makes your tongue twist! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2008
ATTENTION CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS!!   http://www.clientcopia.com/quotes.php?id=3 
and Yogi Berra-ism's!   http://www.rateitall.com/t-21127-yogi-berra-isms.aspx

Monday, September 1, 2008
HAPPY LABOR DAY!    No shows today, we return tomorrow!   John

Friday August 29, 2008
It's a new millennium so you need new excuses!    Get them here!  http://www.projectrethink.org/2008/08/26/21st-century-excuses/

Thursday August 28, 2008
Think we're the GOOD GUYS?  Here's what the other side is saying about us.  No wonder some folks don't like us.   And some fun info about popcorn.

Wednesday August 27, 2008
Where is August going?  WOW It's way to soon for Memorial Weekend!  You got to check out this morning's Cool Site!  http://www.searchme.com/  it's a search engine that shows you the first pages of the different websites it finds.   You remember a page you've seen?  Now you can flip through the search results till you see what you're looking for!

Tuesday August 26, 2008
No Cool site today, we're on our way to the South Airport for Grand Forks, known as Hector Field in Fargo :-)  Ronny is off to Berlin to spend his last year in Gymnasium.  It was a wonderful 5+ weeks we shared here this summer!

Monday August 25, 2008
Where does the time go?  August is almost over and it went way to fast.  I have friends traveling to Scotland on the 8 of September and found this "How to Act when on the Island" informational web page and thought I'd share it with you.  http://www.brookview.karoo.net/BFA/index.htm

Friday August 22, 2008
This is cool...a world map with breaking news popping up in every corner!

Thursday August 21, 2008
It's the big get-to-gather!   The Minnesota State Fair!   AND again this year, there's LOTS of STUFF on a STICK!   Here's the list!  (search for STICK)  http://fairchild.mnstatefair.org/foodfinder/Results.lasso

Wednesday August 20, 2008
Remember how fast you could search through the phone book?  Well now you can look through all the phone numbers in a city just that way.   This seems to find people that other search engines can't.  http://www.userinstinct.net/

Tuesday August 19, 2008
Wonder what the internet sounds like?  Check this world map of traffic, see where the "action" is at any given moment!  http://www.populatetheweb.com/who_populates_map.php

Monday August 18, 2008   Happy Birthday Chuck Schumacher
The pioneer women had it right...make a dump cake and relax!  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/04/dump-cake-a-potluckers-paradise/

Friday August 15, 2008    We remember Lorie Loch who died 9 years ago today!
Traveling?   Look for these picture ops!

Thursday August 14, 2008
It's called weird inventions, but I think they're pretty useful!!  I'm going to get the one click butter cutter for sure!  http://www.humoric.net/2008/08/10/the-weirdest-inventions-of-all-time/

Wednesday August 13, 2008
Are you a wearer of a Tin Hat?  Are they after you even if you can't figure out who THEY are?  Here's 50+ awesome internet tools to help you stay away from THEM!  http://www.great-isp-deals.com/blog/2008/08/50-free-internet-tools-for-tin-foil-hat-wearers/ 

Tuesday August 12, 2008
So just how much caffeine is in a cup of coffee??? Or that 48 ounce big juice that you can get?  Here's the list!  http://wilstar.com/caffeine.htm 

Monday August 11, 2008
The games continue...who will get the gold?  So today's cool site is a totally visual experience.  Where can I find someone to do this in my home?  I think these almost 3 D wall paintings are incredibly enjoyable and mandatory in new homes.  Talk about setting your home apart from the neighbors!  http://place-for-laugh.com/2008/08/wall-painting.html

Friday August 8, 2008     We just passed  08:08:08 08/08/08  Did you feel it?
Want a faster browsing experience?  Well Google has entered the field!  I've got it running and it seems to work fine and loads things a bit quicker.  http://webaccelerator.google.com/done.html 

Thursday August 7, 2008
It's the Dog Days of Summer, and you're just sitting around wondering what to cook for the family for dinner.  Here's about 80 great Pasta recipes...many restaurant style!  http://www.nikibone.com/recipe/pasta.html

Wednesday August 6, 2008
It's one of the most fun sites on the internet!  Backstage contracts, weird celebrity goof ups..

Tuesday August 5, 2008
You've heard about Google Street View, where they drive around and take pictures about every 100 feet on EVERY street in a town.   Before they're done they'll get to your street too!  But who is doing it?  What is the equipment like?   Here's news!  http://ekstreme.com/thingsofsorts/fun-web/chatting-with-a-google-street-view-driver

Pillsbury Mansion  http://www.blindinc.org/building.html 

Monday  August 4, 2008    Back from the Jackson County Fair!   What a week!!
So let's start the week off with some fun!   Remember when insulting someone had some "class" to it rather than the cheap political exchanges today?  Well here's some of the best...and at the bottom of the page, click on the  "It was a dark and Stormy night!"  http://wikidknickers.co.za/?p=33 

Friday August 1, 2008    Where did all the good Julys go?
COOL GADGETS, what more can I say?   Like Pancakes in a spray can?  Or a steak toaster?  And who doesn't want to purchase Monkey tea?  Check em all out there's  hundreds!!  http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/

Thursday July 31, 2008    Where did July go?
So how old are you really?    How many days?  Months?  What's the importance of your birthstore?   Answers to these and MANY other questions about your age at... http://www.paulsadowski.com/BirthData.asp 

Wednesday July 30th 2008     Happy Birthday Arnold and Paul Ancha
Did you know there's lots of little "home" remedies that can fix little aggravations of the body? Check out this set of fixes today!  http://www.womenofstrengthonline.com/FunStuff/TricksoftheBody.html

Tuesday July 29, 2008
One of the first really new things to come along on the net.  A new search engine called CUIL (COOL)  http://www.cuil.com

Monday July 28, 2008
OK, here's you're assignment.  Figure out the 100 coolest wonders of our physical world.  Put them in order.  Then go visit them all and get your picture taken in from of them.  I really want to dispute that the Sistine Chapel is 38 on the list, I think it should be 34 at least!!  http://www.hillmanwonders.com/  

Friday July 25, 2008 
If you've ever worked in a store, you know that no matter how hard you try to please some customers, it's just not possible, yet they think that the customer should always be right.   Here's an entire collection of interactions.  I'm still laughing!  http://notalwaysright.com

I John,
think this is the recipe you were asking about yesterday and today:
VINATERTA (Icelandic Cake)
(I have  eaten it several times, courtesy of my Swedish friends.  Also, there is a Mennonite family here that has a food sale at Christmas time  and I buy it and other wonderful pastries from them) 
Bake 8-10 min. at 350 degrees.
1 cup sugar
1 cup melted butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
4 Tbsp. milk
4 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. ground cardamom
 2 pkgs. (12 oz. each) pitted prunes
1-2 slices lemon
Grind prunes.  Cook in 1 cup water.  Add lemon slice while cooking.  Allow to cool.  Mix other ingredients in bowl.  Divide into 7 pieces.  Roll out one piece at a time.  Place inverted soup bowl over dough and cut around with pastry cutter.  Place dough on cookie sheet.  Repeat -- placing 2 cut outs per cookie sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees until lightly browned.  Cook on rack.
To assemble.  Place 1 round on plate and spread with prune mixture.  Continue ending with plain cake round on top.  Press slightly so all layers hold together. Better if made ahead a day or two.
Suzanne Burns   THANKS SUZANNE!


Thursday July 24, 2008     Ron Reitmeier's Birthday!
Our big brother is forever watching out for us!   Can you imagine an 800 number you can call that will find a business you are looking for and then actually connect you to it for free (free for the merchant too!)  Check this out!  http://www.google.com/goog411/

Wednesday July 23, 2008
So you fly once or twice a year and all of a sudden you want the airline deal sites...well here it is!  http://www.airlinecreditcards.com/travelhacker/the-top-50-resources-for-getting-a-cheap-flight/

Tuesday July 22, 2008
It's the forgotten little country!  Sits right under the Arctic circle and most of the people who are citizens say they're happy!   Where is it?  check out  http://www.danshort.com/iceland/icefacts.htm

Monday July 21, 2008
Does anyone really know what time it is?   Check this world map.  http://www.timezonecheck.com/ 

(Think what you contribute to politicios is private?   Check out this site!  http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/ )

Friday  July 18, 2008    Ronny comes tomorrow!!  YIPPIE!!
Speaking of traveling, here's 25 places that you should put on your Bucket List!  http://www.thetravelerszone.com/travel-information/25-wonderful-places-to-visit-in-your-lifetime/

Thursday July 17, 2008
http://www.ancestry.com    Well worth checking out!

Wednesday July 16, 2008
Usually we're showing you things you CAN DO on the internet, today we've got a list of 50 places you CAN'T DO...or in this case SEE.  50 places that Google Maps WON'T take you for various reasons... http://www.itsecurity.com/features/51-things-not-on-google-maps-071508/

Tuesday July 15, 2008   In my world this is the "bottom" of the year....1/2 way through and now we start on the "upside!"
Did you know that Google has many alternate ways to search?   Join their experimental testing group!   http://www.google.com/experimental/index.html

Monday July 14, 2008

Friday July 11, 2008
First it was just cool maps by gooooogle...but now they're UBERCOOL because folks have figured out a way to put "overlay's" on them....check out the top 15 overlays.  http://www.webchicklet.com/cool-web-sites/16-cool-map-apps-and-mashup-fun/ 

Thursday July 10, 2008
OK so you're a reader!  But what to read next?  HEY check this out, 47,000 people have made suggestions on a plethora of tomes...one of them must be the right one for you!  http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/search

Wednesday July  9, 2008
Check out this website to see if a lot of the programs on your computer are up to date! http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/systeminfo.cgi

Tuesday July 8, 2008   No cool site today

Monday July 7, 2008
HOW TO DO SO MANY THINGS!   Even folding a T-shirt in 2 seconds!  http://www.videojug.com/tag/diy-house-and-garden 

Friday July 4, 2008   (year 232)    HAPPY 4th of July!
2 cool sites for you today...first a chart that shows what gas is costing us (ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION)  In other words, how much that the price we pay today really should be feeling (against the changing economy and how much more money we're earning since 1979) 

AND...  here's a story that TIME/CNN Buried that brings out 10 things you can like about high gas prices...quite an eye opener!  http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1819594_1819592,00.html?xid=rss-topstories


Thursday July 3, 2008   It's almost fireworks time!!
Can't get to a show...here it is on the net!  http://www.cyberfireworks.com/

Wednesday July 2, 2008  Where has July gone?
So it's the vacation month...most of France will be taking their mandatory 5 weeks of vacation during part of this month!  So can't take that 35 day trip?  Travel the world via LIVE WEBCAMS!  http://www.webcaminfo.net/

Tuesday July 1, 2008  Hello July,  this month goes toooooo fast cause it's my Birthday month!
Do you know each of the following? 
Electron, Up Quark, Down Quark, Electron-neutrino, Neutron, Proton...they're all "theoretical particles" that make up our world!  Get the entire set of 33 known.  Better than beanie babies, collect the entire set!  http://www.particlezoo.net/shop.html 


Monday June 30, 2008   GOODBYE  JUNE!
10 things you need to know about e-mail  http://www.dumblittleman.com/2008/06/ten-ways-to-turbocharge-your-e-mails.html

Friday June 27, 2008
Shelves shelves shelves, how many ways can you build them?   Check out these new designs and then tell me what you can get at the big box is good enough!  http://freshome.com/2008/02/25/30-of-the-most-creative-bookshelves-designs/

Thursday June 26, 2008
Where is the month going?   Time goes so fast!  Especially internet time.  This website has captured the HOME PAGE of over 2 billion sites over many years.  Take a ride in the way-back machine and see how web pages have developed over the years...better yet look at how YOUR page has changed!  http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

Wednesday June 25, 2008
It's a new craze...take a poem, block out most of it to get a secret message hidden in the words!  http://www.austinkleon.com/category/newspaper-blackout-poems/

Tuesday June 24, 2008
Don't build like this!

Monday June 23, 2008
Buying a new computer with "all the fixins?"  Save a few hundred bucks and get a word processor/spreadsheetmanager/databasemanager all compatible with the way to expensive "office" stuff...and get it for FREE...did I mention the free part?   http://www.openoffice.org/

Friday June 20, 2008
How funny can they get?  Well you've got to decide!  We start our picture tour today with dozens of ways to prevent your car from being stolen.  I'm thinking moving to a new area might be a better idea...then go on to look at hundreds of very funny pictures...some must be photoshopped but you can slide past them!  http://corcholat.com/!476 

Thursday June 19, 2008
OK it's easy, 12 things you never thought they'd do with Chocolate!  Actually I remember chocolate beer from before I was old enough to drink it!  http://www.purpleslinky.com/Humor/Food/12-Odd--Unusual-Chocolate-Flavored-Items.128661

Wednesday June 18, 2008
Tired of having big email not get through to your targets?  Want to receive giant files?  Here's the way to do it WITHOUT USING YOUR EMAIL PROGRAM!!!   It's free and it's awesome.  http://www.mailbigfile.com/

Tuesday June 17, 2008
So who picked the names for companies like APPLE  or Cisco or Corel?  Why did they pick the words HotMail for email?  Here's the info you need 

Monday June 16, 2008
It's called  Wakerupper...it calls your phone or cell phone to give you a message.  A wake up call, a medical reminder, it will even get you out of a bad date!  http://www.wakerupper.com/

Friday June 13, 2008       FRIDAY THE 13th
Best thing is NOT to make any decisions today!   It's Friday the 13th and nothing good can come from any decision made today.  SO  since life has to continue, Please use the UNIVERSAL DECISION MAKER http://www.sylloge.com/5k/entries/162/  to make all your decisions today. 

Thursday June 12, 2008   
HEY check these pictures!  http://sai-510.page.tl/Amazing-ads.htm 

Wednesday June 11, 2008   RAIN RAIN AND MORE RAIN  and we love it!
It's called HYPERMILING and it's going to become the RAGE word this year.  Learn the word and learn all about what it means at today's Cool Site !   http://www.mytowntalks.com/green-earth/hypermiling-getting-more-miles-for-your-buck.php

Tuesday June 10, 2008

Monday June 9, 2008
Disclaimer first: READ THE TERMS OF SERVICE BEFORE YOU START USING.   It's called CHA CHA and it's awesome.  It's like having a really smart big brother on the other end of your cell phone!  You ask it a question verbally, and in a few seconds back comes a text answer on your cell phone.  ASK it anything and you shall get a response!  This is the "new world" here at your cell phone NOW!  https://www.chacha.com/

Friday June 6, 2008   Cousin Leroy turns 60 Tomorrow!
So  you don't want to buy a piece of expensive software, yet need some special activity for a project.  We'll check out these "freebees" that will do what a particular piece of expensive software might!  http://www.techspikes.com/2008/03/04/popular-desktop-applications-and-their-online-alternatives/
    Remember do these things at your own risk.

Thursday June 5, 2008    Sister Jane's Birthday
This is a cool page...all the different google shortcuts you could ever want on one page.  http://www.adelaider.com/google-cheat-sheet/page1.png

Wednesday June 4, 2008
SO here's 50 things that you need to know how to do! 

Tuesday June 3, 2008   Happy Birthday Cousin Paul!
No shows today.  Dad in Hospital.  Back tomorrow we hope!

Monday June 2, 2008    Feels like May to me!
Fathers Day is coming, have you focused in on a present yet?  Here's 50+ ideas pick one and get it over!  http://www.cooking.com/products/shcollection.asp?CollectionNo=1787

Friday May 30, 2008
OK we got rain and we're thankful!  So now let's celebrate.  And how better to celebrate than Meatloaf Cupcakes with Whipped Potato frosting.   Is that comfort food or what.  Here's the awesome recipe and pictures!   http://finefuriouslife.com/2008/05/14/meatloaf-cupcakes-with-mashed-potato-frosting/

Thursday May 29, 2008
Gain free information, expand your mind.  105 Free college lectures.  What more could you ask for?  http://www.productivity501.com/105-free-college-lectures/830/

Wednesday May 28, 2008    WOW where is this month going?
Got a GEEK in your family?   Just don't know what to get them?   Here's a page of weird/whacky/often humerous/MUST HAVE stuff for the Geek in your family! 

Tuesday May 27, 2008
NO NO say it isn't true!  The magic 8 ball deconstructed.   Here's the proof.  http://8ball.ofb.net/procedure.html

Monday May 26, 2008
http://www.pacpark.com/pacificwheel.php?location=pacificwheel  the Pacific Wheel

Friday May 23, 2008    Memorial Weekend Starts Now!
But when did it begin?   Waterloo is credited with the first observance...here's the details.  http://womenshistory.about.com/cs/holidays/a/memorial_day.htm

Thursday May 22, 2008
Kaleidoscope fun today!!  Create your own magic tube and watch what happens when you give it a spin!  http://www.zefrank.com/byokal/kal2.html 

Wednesday May 21, 2008
Don't buy 'em...build 'em!  Bottles of spices that is.  Here's the recipes.  http://missvickie.com/howto/spices/spiceblends.html

Tuesday May 20, 2008
Flying day for us.   Nashville to Detroit to Minneapolis to Grand Forks.

Monday May 19, 2008
So where would I go on National Devils Food Cake Day?   Well to BNA of course.   We flew down to Nashville and are spending a long weekend at the Old Marshall House B&B.  I highly recommend it!   In Salute of the Devils Food Cake, here's a classic recipe...oh what the heck...go buy a mix!  http://www.mail-archive.com/cake-recipe@yahoogroups.com/msg01264.html 

Friday May 16, 2008
Make your own Gumi Bears  http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Gummy-Bears

Thursday May 15, 2008
Money Money Money  http://www.delraycc.com/InterestingMoney/AmazingPicturesOfMoney/tabid/210/Default.aspx

Wednesday May 14, 2008
So take some wire, and add a few things, like wine corks, or tape and make sculptures.  Some folks are just way more creative than I am!   http://jdkan.com/Blog/?p=896

Tuesday May 13, 2008
It's called Curio bot...a collection of really weird and wacky, unusual, yet cool things to buy...could be gifts, but heck, get em for yourself!  http://www.curiobot.net/

Monday May 12, 2008
Guinness Records   http://www.hyd-masti.com/2008/05/guinness-book-of-world-records.html

Friday May 9, 2008
Back at it, and what better at it than Brownie Cookies.  Yes you heard it here first!   No more waiting for the brownies to cool and cut them from the pan...make a batch of these and it's YUM time way sooner!   http://justbaking.net/2008/05/06/big-brownie-cookies/

Thursday May 8, 2008   Sorry no show,  your host ended up in the ER for a few hours.   Sort of like a "mini" vacation.  All is fine and I'm back to work...well other than about a 3,000 dollar bill.

Wednesday May 7, 2008
So Google has done it again.  Now they have this thing called street view!  Imagine driving every street in every town (well not yet) and taking a picture...a 360 view picture about every hundred feet.   That's what you get.  Check out where they've been and how to use it here...  http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/index_.html
   of course if you're taking that many pictures, some of them are going to be dooseys!  Here's some of the better ones.   http://mashable.com/2007/05/31/top-15-google-street-view-sightings/

Tuesday May 6, 2008
Logo's, simple and yet some have been carefully planned with secret messages!  Check out this list of hidden suggestions. http://kensingtonvictoria.com/blog/2008/04/22/hidden-in-plain-sight-brand-logo-secrets/

AND here's a quick interview with the guy who did the Fedex logo!  http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/cat_secrets_of_the_fedex_logo.php

Monday May 5, 2008      Cinco de Mayo
It was the Battle of Puebla and the Mexican Army won over the French
http://clnet.ucla.edu/cinco.html     AND  http://www.inside-mexico.com/featurecinco.htm

Friday May 2, 2008
Always some fun on Friday, check out these statues/sculptures from around the weld!  Some really creative ideas.  http://www.wackyarchives.com/offbeat/20-odd-or-freaky-statues.html

Thursday MAY 1, 2008     HAPPY MAY DAY!
Here's 10 Foods you'll find, eat, and regret at your next state fair!

Wednesday April 30, 2008   Goodbye April, we're glad you're gone!  Where are those May flowers??  And speaking of where are's??  We're in the 7th year of American Idol, but where are all the first, second and even down the list winners now?   Here's a great chart that shows the ups and downs of winning a talent contest.  Sometimes first place isn't the best spot to be in.  http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/30/tv.americanidol.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview#cnnSTCOther1 

Tuesday April 29, 2008
Flying back from Las Vegas.  6:50 to MSP Lunch in MSP airport and then 4pm arrival in GFK. 

Monday April 28, 2008

Saturday April 26, 2008
We understand that there's been 3-7 inches of snow in Crookston with more yet falling.  So hard to believe when it's so beautiful here in Boulder City.  House sitter tells me that Mocha just loved running through the snow and she dips her nose down and tries to throw a handful of snow into the air repeatedly.   We are working today till 3pm.  Then off to see Hoover Dam and then into the city.

Friday April, 25, 2008 
Thursday was an extremely busy day and at 11pm we walked away from the computers to get to the hotel for some sleep and to start again on Friday... so we had no cool site for today.   We understand that SNOW is coming...HMMM 80's here in the Las Vegas area.

Thursday April 24, 2008
So I got up at 2 am, got picked up at 3 am, GFK at 4am, Took off at 5am, MSP at 6am  Took off for Vegas at 7am.    TIRED???? NOT ME!!  A great day in Boulder City and we ended up at the Dam.  Here's some trivia I bet you didn't know!  http://www.sunsetcities.com/hoover-dam/faqs-00.html

Wednesday April 23, 2008
Dave Tucker fills in at KNOX, No show at KKOJ and KRAQ.  We're on our way to Las Vegas.  House sitters in place, dog and cat set, away we go...

Tuesday April 22, 2008
Everyone has seen those signs with changing graphics that invite you into their stores and shop!  Check out what these Korean boys do, with 2 colored jackets and a different colored shirt!   AWESOME!  http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=453_1191345802&p=1 

Monday April 21, 2008
Check out what we can tap into...just like your sitting in the airport!  http://tracker.flightview.com/htGrandForks/default.asp?customer=GFKTERM&mode=MONITOR&airport=GFK 

And for Sioux Falls,  not quite the same...but we're looking for it!  http://www.flightview.com/TravelTools/ViewAirport.asp?airport=FSD

Friday April 18, 2008
Will it happen?  Will it not?  Goodbye Northwest, Hello Delta.  Here's the  "new" website telling you all about how wonderful it will be!  http://www.newglobalairline.com/

Thursday April 17, 2008
Think you're quite smart?  Check out this series of 10 brain twister....but no cheating!   Don't look ahead on the answers.   Some I got and some I stewed over, but never got.  http://www.mindpowernews.com/BrainTeasers.htm

Wednesday April 16, 2008     Internet was down in this area today....cool sites return tomorrow!

Tuesday April 15, 2008    WOW   TAX DAY,   GOOD BYE  NORWEST AIRLINES We'll miss you!
So play the game and get rice donated around the world...it's called Free Rice!  http://freerice.com/index.php 

Monday  April, 14, 2008  
Paul Harvey Says Delta/NWest merger tomorrow...I hope I get to keep my air miles!

So I was looking on the net for a particular quote, and came upon this site with all sorts of motivational comments from famous, and not so famous people in our history.   I thought you'd like them!   This is my favorite today!  Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.
Check out the rest... http://quoteland.com/topic.asp?CATEGORY_ID=232

Friday April 11, 2008    "Merry Christmas Everyone!"
So you're walking down a street on your holiday.  It's a little out of the way town that you randomly picked because you were hungry...yet coming down the street at you is someone that you've known for years and haven't seen for a long time!  Coincidence?  Perhaps.  Weird?  For sure!  We'll here's a list of 15 most unusual coincidences.  Anything like this ever happen to you?  http://listverse.com/bizarre/top-15-amazing-coincidences/

Thursday April 10, 2008
WOW the excitement is building!  It's the World's Men's Curling right here in our backyard.  Can't get to the ice?  Here's where you can view it on the internet...did I mention it's free?  But you'll have to "sign up!"  http://www.wcsn.com/schedule/index.jsp?s=34032&e=curling_sched

Wednesday April 9, 2008
So we've got people here from all over the world, but if you travel the world you'll probably see a McDonald restaurant wherever you go.  HOWEVER the menu is not always the same.  Here's some "local" variations you might find...YUMMMMM  McLobster!!  http://www.trifter.com/Practical-Travel/Budget-Travel/McDonalds-Strange-Menu-Around-the-World.35517

Tuesday April 8, 2008
Chocolate Pudding  http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/02/best-chocolate-pudding/

Monday April 7, 2008
What a week,  Curlers doing great in GF...GO Germany!   Spring Fling was a great success, over 75K raised!  Obama and Hillary both know about Grand Forks ND, and now, to top it off, here's how to make omelets for  eight people the easy way!   Can life get any better? ? ? http://www.donitakpaul.com/pages/writers/recipes/ziploc.htm

Friday April 4, 2008
Talk about a convergence.   Politics, MLK Remembrance, Curling, and Spring Fling all coming together this weekend! SO get out and enjoy something!   How to Curl?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curling  
Here's the  Curling Site!  http://www.worldmenscurling2008.com/

Thursday April 3, 2008   
Why pick a webpage for a cool site?  There are many reasons...but today we did cause this site is cool.   TABLES TABLES (OK some desks and end tables thrown in) in all shapes and configurations!   I want several for my home and office!  http://www.coool-stuff.com/?p=4

Wednesday April 2, 2008  Where did April go? 
Well it's been a fun working week here in Las Vegas and it's time to head home.  But while I'm heading home you should head to the kitchen and get one of these.  No more scraping that bowl after mixing....it scrapes itself!!  http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/appliances-large/new-sideswipe-spatula-mixer-blade-038092

Tuesday  April 1, 2008    It's April Fools Day, I'd keep my eye on my car if I was you!
So yesterday we told you about making Mountain Dew Glow in the Dark.  Did you go watch the video?  Based on the hits on the site here, many did.   It was really just a setup to demonstrate that some things that sound to good to be true probably are.   Here's the real scoop on what you get if you mix  the Dew with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (hint...NOTHING!)  http://www.snopes.com/photos/food/mountaindew.asp

Monday March 31, 2008     GOOD BYE MARCH  WE'RE GLAD TO SEE YOU GO!
This coolsite is ONLY for responsible folks!  Do not go here even to watch if you're thinking of doing this for a vindictive reason...on the other hand, it's awesome.   Make Mountain Dew Glow in the dark.  Watch the video and surprise your friends! 


Friday March 28, 2008
So you think you might want to bid on PRICE LINE.com but not sure where to set your price and don't want to have remorse that you paid to much after?   Here's your chance to put in a bid with the best chance of getting the lowest price!  http://p198.ezboard.com/bpricelineandexpediabidding

Thursday March 27, 2008
I'm traveling, Dave Tucker is traveling, so it should be a travel day for everyone.   Red Wing Minnesota has been named one of the 12 travel destinations in the USA.  Worth a visit.   http://www.redwing.org/

Wednesday March 26   Dave Tucker doing the show, I'm traveling to Vegas

Tuesday March 25, 2008
SO this is spring???  WOW  What was I waiting for.  Our cool site today is to prove that several people can see the same thing, yet see something different!  These are subliminal messages, check out the link we have and then click next to view others.   Not for the faint of heart!!  http://subliminalmessages.com/plane_charter_1b.htm

Monday March 24, 2008   Happy Easter Monday!
So every year we check in and see what kind of weird things happened in the hiring world.  Here's a list of Wacky Job Interview Mistakes.  Don't do these things unless you want to stay on unemployment  !  http://accounting.smartpros.com/x61115.xml
    I remember a guy who we interviews once, he took multiple calls on his cell phone during the interview. Each time telling us he'd only be a moment.  Then as we were talking about his job he went out of his way to tell us we were doing some things wrong at our company.  Did I mention he was legally blind?  And this was a computer/customer service job?  So we didn't hire him, and then he pulled the "your just not hiring me because I'm blind card!"  We responded back to him that, NO we would have tried to make accommodations for your disability, we didn't hire you because YOU ARE A JERK!  AHHH the fun of employment!

Friday March 21, 2008     First full day of spring,  Full Moon and Good Friday. 
We never do a cool site on Good Friday!     Happy Easter to all our listeners.

Thursday March 20, 2008
It's TAKE A LAWYER TO LUNCH DAY!   And while you're celebrating, check out these wacky lawsuits that people have actually filed!   http://members.aol.com/schwenkler/wcc/

Wednesday March 19, 2008
Got a little extra time on your hands?   Why not paint your room to look like this?   Taking 3D effects to a new level!   I like the  X  the best!   http://www.2loop.com/3drooms.html 

Tuesday March 18, 2008    Live from Rochester MN  in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic
So, don't believe you have a blind spot?   Take this computer test and see just how much you don't see!  http://www.findyourblindspot.com/blindspot.swf

Monday March 17, 2008  It's a little time to enjoy being Irish!
Here's some Irish riddles to keep em laughing down at the pub!  http://holidays.kaboose.com/patrick-games-jokes.html

Friday March 14, 2008
It's FRIDAY!!! YIPPEE!!!   Here's a fun page of whacky uses for all sort of regular household products!  http://www.wackyuses.com/uses.html

Thursday March 13, 2008
WOW  March almost 1/2 gone already.  Where, oh where do the days go?  And NO powerball winner...HMMM  135 Million NET on Saturday.   So what has changed in the world this year, or in the last day?  Check out this cool site http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf 

Wednesday March 12, 2008
This is one of those, You got to see it to believe it, Cool Sites!  Cities, yes entire cities (OK in miniature) built from all the many colors of Jello!  What next?   http://www.roxanneardary.com/blog/jell-o-architecture/

Tuesday March 11, 2008
It's called impossible pie!  You whip it up, put it in a greased pie tin, put it in the oven, and BADABING BADABOOM it makes it's own crust.  Savory or sweet!  http://www.recipegoldmine.com/pieimp/pieimp.html  OR  http://busycooks.about.com/od/pierecipes/a/imposspie.htm

Monday March 10, 2008
OK 4$ gas, unemployment rising, burgers at seven bucks!  How far away from being a HOBO are you?   Well here's the HOBO Handbook and the symbols that you'll need to survive and thrive as a "non regular" American!  http://www.cyberhobo.com/signs/hobosigns.html

Friday March 7, 2008
How do you spell it?  Pierogi?  HMMM that looks funny but I guess that's the way!  No matter how you spell it they taste GREAT!  And here's a simple recipe and a whole bunch of ideas of what to fill them with!  http://home.comcast.net/~dyrgcmn/Pierogi/pierogi.html

Thursday March 6, 2008
Have you heard of Jango?   It's like having every hit song ever written on a jukebox on your computer!  http://jango.com

Wednesday March 5, 2008
Have you ever wondered just where and how those computer signals get from here to Germany, or to China?  Well, mostly by underground cables!  Here's a world map which shows you where you shouldn't go dragging your boat anchor!  http://incredimazing.com/page/Undersea_Cables_Infographic

Tuesday March 4, 2008
Imagine you're in a giant room full of blow up balls.  Some of them 2 feet across, some of them 10 feet across.  I MEAN A GIANT ROOM.   AND you've been dropped from the top of the room.  It's a BIG ROOM!   You are falling and hitting these balloons, bing, bang, twap, all the different ways your body can twist and fall.  It's an amazing piece of software, and also an incredible physics lesson along with a kinetics demonstration.  http://www.ingmar.at/neverendingfall.swf
If our faller get's stuck, grab her with your mouse and move her along!

Monday March 3, 2008
Lenten Fish  http://www.catholic.org/hf/home/story.php?id=26781 

Friday February 29, 2008     LEAP YEAR  LEAP YEAR  It's a FREE DAY!
So you think you're a smartie?  Figure out these puzzles without cheating!  http://moronland.net/moronia/moron/1077/?bcsi_scan_AD72BEA996DBADB7=0

Get your house off the ice!

Thursday February 28, 2008
NO it's not the last day....Design your own rollercoaster...see if you can live through it!

Wednesday February 27, 2008
HAPPY BIRTHDAY University of North Dakota   125 Years Young!  http://125.und.edu

When those that aren't supposed to, try to gain access to a computer network, they call it hacking.  Well here's 77 ways to "hack into" your own brain, but with the goal of making it better!  http://www.mindpowernews.com/BrainHacks.htm

Tuesday February 26, 2008
10 new uses for 10 around the house things.  Spiffy clean when finished!  http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/gallery/print/0,22304,1030084,00.html

Monday February 25, 2008
You heard what they said when they won, now hear what they said AFTER they won!

Friday February 22, 2008      GO CASEY...He's just leaving Amsterdam for Berlin! 
Folks said they liked yesterdays "statistics" site about their town yesterday...we couldn't resist, here's another COLLECTION of information about where you live, or where you think you want to live, or where that yucky son-in-law is taking your little princess to start a so called home!  http://www.citytowninfo.com/

Thursday February 21, 2008
So think you know alot about the city you live in?   Check your city here and prepare to be surprised!  http://www.city-data.com/

Wednesday February 20, 2008
So you want to be the next great inventor of something.  Say up late at night trying to figure out the next hula-hoop?  Well fret no more!   Many great inventions happened by accident!  Think what a little mistake could create!   Check out the origins to these famous products that started out as a "goof!"  http://www.pocketgadget.org/2008/01/14/serendipity-10-accidental-inventions

Tuesday February 19, 2008
With this cold what else is there to do but to hang out at the computer and look for strange facts.  Well I got a bunch of em for you!  http://www.strange-facts.com/

Monday February 18, 2008
OK no longer do you have to stay up late to get all those well written jokes about the politicians.  The writers are back to work, and now you can get the entire collection each morning!   YIPPIE

Friday February 15, 2008
A little inspiration for a Friday in February!   Here's 50 inspiring quotes that might get you through the winter!   http://www.goal-setting-college.com/inspiration/inspirational-quotes/

Thursday February 14, 2008     HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

The Popularity Dialer. Want to flee that meeting? Get out of lunch after an hour? The Web-based Popularity Dialer can place one of five fake calls: the boss call, the cousin-in-need call, the male-friend call, the female-friend call, or the affirmation call (reminding you that you’re wonderful). Each recording includes convenient pauses for your side of the conversation.

800-FREE-411. Instead of dialing 411 and being charged 50 cents to $1.50, call this service, from a cell or a landline, for free nationwide directory assistance.
What’s the Catch? You have to listen to a 20- second ad before receiving your number.
Find Out More: 800-373-3411 (800-FREE-411).

Wednesday February 13, 2008
Last chance folks, if you don't know what to give now...well check out the Personality Shopper Guide at the bottom of this page...RU an adventurer??  http://www.gifts.com/ideas/valentines-day

Tuesday February 12, 2008
48 hours to go and then it's red hearts and chocolate day.  Here's some lists of WHAT NOT TO BUY!!  http://www.keepersoflists.org/index.php?ldate=2004-02-15;dir=next

Monday February 11, 2008
HOW LONG CAN IT STAY THIS COLD?   Did you hit a fish fry?  Did you see the Grammy's?  Here's all the detail, solve those water cooler arguments at the source!  http://www.grammy.com/

Friday February 8, 2008
So an interesting day today  it's  02/08/2008  Never happen again in my life time :-)  So get out and hit a fish-fry tonight!   Wondering what to feed the family over the weekend?  How about this great idea?   A Meatloaf cake, with mashed potato frosting and cherry tomatoes to look like, well cherries on the top!   Check it out here  http://www.meatloafcake.com/

Thursday February 7, 2008
So what food goes with what food?  It's called Paring and it's what grandma knew but didn't always pass on!   Here it is in visual form and it will be a great resource for you!  http://www.foodpairing.be/

Wednesday February 6, 2008    WELCOME TO LENT
Searing meat seals in the juices
A box of baking soda in the fridge or freezer absorbs odors
"Real" chili cannot contain beans or tomatoes
ALL MYTHS!   Here's a bunch more from the kitchen!  http://www.pgacon.com/KitchenMyths.htm

Tuesday February 5, 2008      FAT TUESDAY!
So you go to this big city fancy restaurant and they put this menu in front of you with all these french sounding foreign descriptions.   WELL fear no more!  Just have this pocket glossary with you and badabingbadaboom...you can get what you want!

Monday February 4, 2008  
What a weekend...shadow time for the gopher,  the gophers played UND, the New York Giants put the Pats UNDerground.   and SNOW...it's SNOWING.    TOOOO much for just one weekend.  Got a sore throat?  Here's a quick fix that won't cost you much!  AND lots of other health fixes!   http://freefromninetofive.biz/Home%20Remedies.htm   As usual, you're on your own as to using these fixes...viewer beware.

Friday February 1, 2008    HELLO FEBRUARY

Thursday January 31, 2008   GOODBYE  JANUARY

Wednesday January 30, 2008
What is it about the cold?  OH YA it keeps out the riff-raff.   I guess so.  -24 actual -47 wind-chill.   YOUSER!!   But not to cool to have a pretty hot cool site!   This is awesome...when did different foods come on the scene?  What was here first?  Chicago Style Pizza or Seedless Watermelon?    Find out here  http://www.foodtimeline.org/

Tuesday January 29, 2008
Well it's over, we can all breath easier now that the State of the Union message has been presented.  Were you wowed?  Me neither!  But let's take a ride in the wayback machine.  Here's all the SOTU speeches going back to Harry S.  http://www.c-span.org/executive/stateoftheunion.asp?Cat=Current_Event&Code=Bush_Admin

Monday January 28, 2008
So you have a little interest in paying attention to the potential presidential (SMALL P) candidates!   Here's a webpage that lists their published platforms on many issues.  http://www.nationalplatforms.com/ 

Friday January 25, 2008
Time is so short...it just slips away!  But now, in just 60 seconds or less...YES 60 seconds or less, you can read any of hundreds of famous novels!   Quickly check it out!  http://www.rinkworks.com/bookaminute/classics.shtml

Thursday January 24, 2008
We recommend it.  It's a Microsoft product that is meant to replace OUTLOOK EXPRESS on any XP computer.  It works great and we like it, we think you will to!

Wednesday January 23, 2008
Love COLOR?  What are the cool colors to use for your next web page?  Going to finally paint?  Use the "new" "hot" colors of the year!  http://www.colourlovers.com/

Tuesday January 22, 2008
So how was your holiday?  Movie awards are coming, but to me, this award system really let's you know what movies are worth seeing!  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/features/rtawards/?category=wide  It's the 9th Annual Golden Tomato Awards!

Monday January 21, 2008
So it's a fancy gourmet magazine...they still got their top 100 and some of the places are worth stopping at!!  http://www.saveur.com/back-issue/miscellaneous/2008-saveur-100-21046800.html#bbq

Friday January 18, 2008
It's the celebration of the Thesaurus!  Roget invented it and you can use it!  http://thesaurus.reference.com/

Thursday January 17, 2008
Hey did you know that it's  DITCH Your New Year's Resolutions Day?  http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/January/ditchresolutionsday.htm 

2 lbs. top round, sliced 1/4 inch thick x 6 x 3 inches
6 dill pickles, slivered
1/2 lb. bacon slices
2 sm. onions, slivered
Mustard of choice
Spread mustard on sliced meat. Lay slice of bacon on length of meat. Place a slivered pickle and onion piece on one end of meat and roll tight. Insert toothpicks to hold roll. Use deep skillet or deep frying pan. Sear on two sides to brown. Add hot water to mid height of meat rolls. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered for 3/4 to 1 hour.

Wednesday January 16, 2008
How about a cruise?  But wait, you don't have to go far!!!  Cruise the Mississippi!

KNUT the Polar Bear http://blog.rbb-online.de/roller/knut/category/General

Tuesday January 15, 2008
Here's all you need to know about the weather history...talk it like a pro!
http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=575727&refer=   Grand Forks Area
http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=29037&refer=   Jackson Area

Monday January 14, 2008   HAPPY BIRTHDAY 93  WILLARD REITMEIER
Today is a special day in Japan!   The 2nd Monday in February is designated "Coming of Age Day!"  It's when ALL the children who have turned 20 in the past year become adults...all at once!   Yes it's a party!   http://www.thingsasian.com/stories-photos/1802

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rogers/rogers119.html   Trust me, they moved the day to today no matter what the articles might say.

Friday January 11, 2008
Where OH where has the week gone?  It's Friday and time for a little fun!   It's the CES Show in Las Vegas...the Consumer Electronics Festival!  And here's their wackiest list and their "top" products list!  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22578497/?pg=5#Tech_CES_WackiestGadgets 


Thursday January 10, 2008
When the nights stay long and the days are dreary, do you feel a little "down?"  It's time to consider S A D.  Seasonal Affective Disorder.  It's worth checking out cause there's two relatively easy fixes! 

Wednesday January 9, 2008
So we're hunkering down for winter! Looking for a good movie?  Print out this list of the top 50 comedies and see which ones you remember, rent the rest!  http://www.imdb.com/chart/comedy

Tuesday January 8, 2008
Well all eyes focus on New Hampshire today!  We thought it needs a little humor injected into the mix! 



Here's the Family on Dad's 93 Birthday celebration day...he actually was born  1/14/15

Monday January 7, 2008
So it's the NEW YEAR and we're going to be bombarded with politico gunk.   Here's what we should be seeing!  The New Year's Resolutions of those running for office!!   http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2007/12/political-new-y.html

Friday January 4, 2008
Morning in Boulder City Nevada
We are staying at the "Fisher Hotel" Friends whose home overlooks beautiful Lake Mead.  Here's what the view from their home is like! 

Thursday January 3, 2008   Henry Förster turns 31...HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENRY!
Morning in Henderson Nevada.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henderson,_Nevada  The only city in the world where it Rained Marshmallows.  Home to Tony Curtis, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, and Josh Towbin from the A&E Series King of Cars

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

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