Wednesday, June 30, 2004 Goodbye June
Tuesday June 29, 2004
If things that are fattening make you fat then what
does shortening do? What do they call regular toast in France? When
flying on an airplane and your pilot's name is Jack can you say 'Hi' to
him? Do batteries weigh less when they're dead? So is the energy in
them free? 11,000 more questions for you to ponder!
What did you
Monday June 28, 2004
What the Heck? How can somebody sell something like that?
I guess when you have a world full of crazy people, there's just a few of
them that can come up with some really crazy things to sell! Here's
the mother-list of weird things that have been sold on ebay.
NO WAY I SHOULD-A THOUGHT OF THAT
Friday, June 25, 2004 Goodbye Fabian!
So you're looking for a new job? Want it to be something that's
TOTALLY different than your regular, run of the mill, 9 to 5 drill?
We'll here's cool and unusual jobs that you can get, all around the world.
I'm thinking LIMBO INSTRUCTOR!
LOWER THAT BAR FOR ME
Thursday, June 24, 2004
In a surprise change of scheduling, we had to drop the Cool Site and
head to Fargo to see our Doctor!
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Summer is here, no Really it is!! And so many of us would
like to make those cool summer drinks...but HOW? Well, here's the
easy way to make cooling summer drinks just like the famous people do on
the soap operas!
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Hey, got your Christmas projects going? It's time or
you'll be burning the midnight oil on the last days before the holiday!
Here's a long list of home made projects that you can do to give gifts
that really "show you care;-) "
And I Made it
Monday, June 21, 2004 IT'S SUMMER!!
But why is it summer? And what did our ancestors think about
this change? Here's a great site about past beliefs and activities
to mark the passing into summer.
TO DO WHAT???
PRAIRIE RV-Park & Campground NOW OPEN
Visit our website!
Friday, June 18, 2004
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Just not happy with your boss? Well don't feel bad, about 50% of
Americans say that they'd like the chance to change their boss. HMMM
what does that mean for us bosses? How can we be better? What
mistakes are we making over and over again? Here's a fun site that's
also a great resource for being a better boss...and a place for everyone
to complain about their current one.
John's Gone...some pretty significant surgery. If you really want
before and after pictures, send an email and we'll send you the link.
Thursday, June 10, 2004
President Carter's wife was in Grand Forks last night. I had the
pleasure of eating at the next table from Rosalynn as she was in town
promoting the immunization of our children. However she and Jimmy
are most famous for their work with Habitat for Humanity, another local
project in every town that we work with. So here's their web page,
check out and see how you can get involved.
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
America has paused in it's activities as we say goodbye to President
Reagan. Here's the official site for great pictures, information,
and the minute to minute scheduling that's going on.
Tuesday, June 8, 2004
It's been over 100 years, but it happens again in eight years, THEN it
won't happen again for over 100 years. Weird huh? Some would
think it's a NON event and others and just tickled. It's the passing
of Venus across the Sun. And it was a great sight. Here's a
German site that has all the scoop on the "passing!"
Monday, June 7, 2004
OK, school's out, but that doesn't mean we should put our brains on
hold for 90 days. Here's 100 words the most of us misspell (or is it
missspell) often! Get a group together and have one person say the
word and see how well the group does on the spelling part!
how do you
spell that again? another list with some PET PEEVES about
they're taking their
car over there
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, June 2, 3, 4, 2004
Fishing is always great and sometimes it's SUPER. Although they
weren't jumping in the boat, it's always exciting to see someone catch
their VERY FIRST FISH! Here's Fabian Kleinschumacher from Hofheim
(Frankfurt) Germany and his very first Walleye!
Fabian caught more fish and the biggest fish of the trip, BUT nothing
will replace this moment in his life! Thanks to everyone at
Sportsman's Lodge Baudette for making Fabian's first fishing trip so
successful! And no we didn't mount it, but we DID EAT IT!
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 WELCOME SUMMER ???
There's only one thing to do if I'm not fishing, and that's reading
about fishing! So today we've got some "let's find some Spring
the walleye hunter has to say. And
here's from the walleye guys
Monday, May 31, 2004 Memorial Day
Here's the official WWII (World War Two) Memorial site in Washington
DC. It's now open!
Friday, May 28, 2004
Memorial Day, so many different reasons to take a day to honor those
passed on. Especially those who served our country!
Here's the Mother Church of Memorial Day Information.
Thursday, May 27, 2004
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Speling, it's not just for grade school anymore! Yes, no longer
must we learn all those rules, just spel it like it luks!
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Simpson, Homer Simpson. He likes his beer cold, not shaken!
And he has some pretty interesting things to say sometimes. Here's a
random Homer quote webpage. You can find "just the right quote" for
Monday May 24, 2004
YOU MUST HELP, it's the Lobster Liberation Front. Saving
Lobsters around the globe. Join up now! Save the Lobsters in
your local Grocery, at your local Seafood stores. The lobster you
save could hold the secret to the planet or even life itself! Visit,
signup, take action TODAY!
I'm IN, how do I Start?
Friday May 21, 2004
I don't know about you but I've had to make the farm a NMZ...a NO MAYO
ZONE. I can't stand the stuff, and don't you hate it when the guy at
the sub shop in front of you orders extra of the goop and then they don't
clean the knife....YUCK. Here's the group to join!!
Thursday, May 20, 2004
Remember Super Dave and Super Dan? How about the Mentholatum
Twins? We've got a whole parcel of Castoff Mascots for you
today....visit the Orphanage.
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
When you think limericks most everyone thinks, "adult" or "racy."
But there's a whole bunch of clean ones and are real side splitters!
Here's a whole bunch!
Tuesday May 18, 2004
So, you think you know how things work? Sure levers and pulleys
are easy, but what about heat transfer and gravity? Take this test
and tell me how you did. I got 62.25 percent.
Monday, May 17, 2004 Norwegian Constitution Day
Why did they come? Immigrants from the Norsk countries came by
the boatloads! And they were mostly heading this way! Here's
an interesting page about Norwegian immigration and why our part of the
nation was the target!
FISHING was a happy and sad occurrence! It was a great weekend
seeing old friends, being on the lake, drowning some minnows!
However, due to the big rains in the past week, the rivers had brought in
a cloudy, murky, looks like bad coffee, stain to the water, and the fish
weren't interested in eating. ;-( I guess that's why they call
it fishing and NOT catching!
Friday, May 14, 2004
We're coming to you today LIVE from the Big Brown Bus on the Shores
of the Rainy River in Baudette Minnesota. No internet hookup, but
our mobile studio works just about anywhere now. We'll bring
you some pictures!
Thursday, May 13, 2004
Chasing the Elusive Walleye. 9 other places in Minnesota
to find what fishermen call a "honeyhole!" Do you know of these
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
The History of Lake of the Woods. Did you know that that was the
last part of Minnesota to become "settled" and "civilized?" Some
folks are alive who would still remember it, and there are fish in the
lake that were alive and adults BEFORE it all happened! Check out
the history at:
L O T W
AND from the Canadian side,
Great Canadian Lakes.com
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Monday May 10, 2004
It's the week...preparations have been made, invitations sent, rooms
cleaned, and it's time for the big FISHING OPENER hosted by Gov. Pawlenty,
this year at the Sportsman's Lodge in Baudette. Gregg Hennum, joins
us to talk about the weekend. Visit the Gov's Fishing page at.
Check out Sportsman's Lodge website at
Friday May 7, 2004
Got to have a little funnies on friday! Here's a Pun site
that's just full of the silliest, most well thought out word smithing I've
ever seen. Big Puns
Thursday, May 6, 2004
A pretty big day in history, not because Roger Bannister became the
fastest mile runner in history, but because he did something that all the
people who are supposed to know something were proved wrong!
Run Roger Run!
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 Happy
Cinco de Mayo
I don't know if you're a punny person or not, but I live for the next
PUN! Here's a place where I go to get the newest, funniest, craziest
Tuesday, May 4, 2004
'Sasser' worm hits computers worldwide Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Update your Microsoft computer at:
If you have the Virus, one of the ways to tell is that you computer
will be constantly rebooting, Fix it here:
Download a fix for this virus.
Monday, May 3, 2004
She's sassy, she's nice, she does her nails and she works as a
receptionist 24 hours a day. Her name is Valerie and she's a
Wondering what the gas prices are around
Minnesota? check this place
Friday April 30, 2004
I MISS EM, and sometimes I MISS EM BAD. I know it's not a life
changing, mandatory to the future of the world thing, but I still miss the
great rides and action that Disney has removed from their park over the
past years! My FAVORITE was MR. TOAD'S WILD RIDE.
Well, now I can ride it every day from the comfort of my own computer.
Cause these rides have now gone virtual! Yippee! Check
out the fun! Watch that door,
keep your hands in the car please.
Want to play professional baseball?
Here's your chance! The Saint Paul Saints are auctioning off a
chance to play AT BAT in an upcoming game. Over five grand,
but HEY well worth it!
Take me out to the ballpark...and LET ME PLAY
Thursday April 29, 2004
OK, we all know that I'm not a golfer. But I generally like
golfing guys. So this is more of a question for golfers than a
definitive list. Tell me what you think. Do these two
lists reflect the "best" courses in the world??
Worlds Top 100
Wednesday April 28, 2004
If you're going to go ocean fishing you need to know a few more
things than you would if you were on one of our mid-west lakes! Out
there they use lures that are bigger than most of the fish we catch.
Here's a primer...go catch some CUDA today!
Monday April 26, 2004
It was 1986, on this very day. Do you remember what happened 1/2 way
around the world? It could have been a lot worse than it was, but at
least 31 people died immediately and many more will have shortened and
miserable lives. It was the melt down of the reactor at Chernobyl.
Now, less than 20 years later you can ride your motorcycle through it!
One woman did and captured most of it on film. Check out the many
pictures of an abandoned former Urban space.
Visit the Ghosttown
April 21, 2004
You hear them from your car windows when coming home at night. You
see them bouncing across the highway when it rains. Did you know
they can give good advice? Check with the toad...he knows!
Ask the Toad
April 20, 2004
UP UP and AWAY, but not in a balloon, how about an elevator? At 30+
miles per hour. ZOOM up in these buildings, but you can't drop as
fast. Something to do with loosing your cookies! Check out the
April 19, 2004
If you weren't at the Valley Chordsman Concert last Saturday, you
really missed a good time! One of the most fun songs from the show
was called, "I'm my own Grand-Pa!" You really need to make a chart
to follow all the connections that lead this songwriter to come to the
conclusion that he is his own grandparent, but when you figure it out it's
pretty funny. Here's a couple of sites which have the lyrics AND
some really bad versions of people singing it. Perhaps next year
we'll record the VC's and you'll get a great version of it, but for now,
check it out, it's worth the laugh!
Good Friday, April 9 2004
EASTER TO ALL
The Easter Season comes and leaves so
quickly! I hope that it brought you all you needed in the area of
renewal and preparation for the coming spring and summer!
Today in the mail came my official invitation to the Governors Fishing
Opener, which kicks off the summer tourism and fishing season. There
are different/separate rules for fishing on the "big water" and some
other interesting tidbits. Study them well!
Minnesota Regulations for Lake of the Woods
Thursday, April 8, 2004
It's the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices and it's IN
MINNESOTA! YIPPEE. You got to check out some of these things!
I think I saw a couple of them on late night television just the other
Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Rain, cooler, typical spring, cool predicted for Easter, but then
Watch Out cause the pressure is on for nice weather! Did you know
there's space weather too? And weather on the sun even? Check
this out and see how big you feel compared to the universe, or even just
our little solar system!
Tuesday, April 6, 2004
It's the 2nd day of Passover, which is celebrated for 8 days each
year. Do you know it's origins? Here's an interesting and
informative site about it's history and how it's celebrated today.
Monday, April 5, 2004
Naomi Judd was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune (want the
article, I'll email it to you!) She said, and I quote! "One in
four people in America are hungry." Do you believe that? I
think it's a pile of stinking Horse DoDo! For years there was this
big rumor that 5 million kids go to bed hungry every day in America.
Do-gooders were bantering that about like it was gospel. Do you know
where that "statistic" came from? Some non relevant, political
request for more social services in a speech in a park in San Francisco,
and for YEARS people repeated it like it was true. Now
this incredible revelation. Think about it for a few minutes.
The TV is repeatedly telling us that 40% of Americans are OBESE, not just
overweight, OBESE. Then what percent are just "overweight?"
Then there must be a big group that's just OK or Healthy. But she's
claiming that 75 MILLION people in America are hungry. I take that
as a personal slap in the face. Do you really want to do
something about hunger in the world? Here's a legit website where
just by going there and looking at some advertisements, major
corporations will contribute food via the United Nations.
Thursday, April 1st, 2004 Welcome Springtime Weather
It's April Fools Day and I fondly remember getting woke up for school
with the exciting news that there were deer standing out in our farmyard.
That was a pretty neat thing to see and so it seems that every year I
would jump out of bed and make a run for the kitchen window, only to be
told that it was an APRIL FOOLS moment! Some folks have gone to even
greater lengths to "yank someone's chain!" and here are some of the best.
Museum of Hoaxes
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