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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 just say??

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!  OK 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!  GourmetSleuth.com

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 MYSELF

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.  THEY USED TO DO WHAT??? 

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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.  BadBossology.com

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.  Habitat.org

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.  RonaldReaganMemorial.com

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!"  Venus-Transit.de 

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 using/choosing words.  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 Walleye" musings!  See what 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!
WWIIMemorial.com

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.  USMemorialday.org

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! FreeSpeling

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 any occasion!  Homer says!

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!! NoMayo.com

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.  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! Clean Ones

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.  Physics_Test

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 places?  Minnesota Sportsman Mag

Wednesday, May 12, 2004
T
he 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
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t'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.  MnGgovernorsOpener.com    Check out Sportsman's Lodge website at Fishing Central

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 puns ever! 
Bigpuns.com

Tuesday, May 4, 2004
'Sasser' worm hits computers worldwide  Windows 2000 and Windows XP. 
Update your Microsoft computer at:
windowsupdate.microsoft.com 

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 ROBOCEPTIONIST!   roboceptionist.com

Wondering what the gas prices are around Minnesota?  check this place minnesotagasprices.com

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?? Best_golf_courses  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! Cuda Hunter

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 

Traveling

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 Skyscraper Museum. Sky Scraper.org

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! Grandpa1   Grandpa2 

Good Friday, April 9 2004   HAPPY 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 day! QUACK   QUACK  QUACK

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!  Space Weather

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.  Ppassover

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.  The HungerSite.com

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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