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Dec 1, 2010
 
We had a very interesting discussion on the WIKY Morning Show about the misconceptions of common Christmas legends.
 
First, the candy cane – you may have heard the story or read the email making the rounds for years about how an Indiana candy maker designed the candy cane to represent the story of Jesus.  Some think of the candy cane as a shepherd’s crook but the story goes that the candy maker made it a “J” for Jesus.
 
 
Nov 24, 2010
The night before Thanksgiving is the second biggest bar night of the year. It’s also the biggest pizza delivery night of the year. It’s all gearing up for the big get together tomorrow with friends and family.
 
I’d like to take a moment and give thanks to you for listening to and being a part of the WIKY Morning Show. We work hard at bringing you an easy to listen to and fun morning show every day of the year. Thanks so much for allowing us into your h
 
Nov 18, 2010
This morning on the WIKY Morning Show, we chatted about an item we found online on kids’ haircuts. Specifically, haircuts we as parents should all avoid -
 
(Guyism.com)
  
9. The Bowl Cut
Made popular for dorks everywhere by Moe from The Three Stooges.
 
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Nov 17, 2010
 
One of the hottest gift items for grown-ups again this Christmas will be an e-reader. If you’re not familiar with these devices, it’s basically an electronic book. You can download complete books from a variety of sources including the library. There are thousands of titles for free and thousands of others for pocket change. It sounds like a great idea and I might even use one if it were a gift. But, I’m just an old book kind of guy and not sure I could get used to reading on one of these contraptions. I like the feel o
 
 
Nov 15, 2010

This morning we found ourselves scratching our heads over the fact that Thanksgiving is just over a week away.  Not sure how that happened, considering we just put away our flip-flops, but there it is.

Here are a few Thanksgiving food myths that we discussed this morning on WIKY -

 
Nov 12, 2010

Plenty of contestants on the WIKY Morning Show's Culture Quiz mention that they're bowling when we ask them on the phone what they're doing.  This has led to a number of questions from confused, and some downright angry listeners, about how it is that so many people are getting through from this mysterious bowling alley.

 
Nov 10, 2010

It seems to have become a tradition - feeding veterans on Veterans Day.  Plenty of restaurants do it, Golden Corral and Applebees are a couple that come to mind, and the WIKY Morning Show, too, with our Sixth Annual Vets Breakfast aboard the LST 325. 

When we decided we wanted to do something special for Tri-state vets six years ago, the LST hadn't been docked in Evansville for that long and we weren't sure if they wanted to do anything like a free breakfast.  They didn't hesitate to agree and it's been going on every year since.

 
Nov 9, 2010

We chatted on the WIKY Morning Show about an article we found and the reaction was quite interesting. 

First, here are seven clear signs you might have a work spouse from CNN.com and Career Builder.com -

 
Nov 8, 2010

A couple of stories made the rounds over the weekend that aren't related but have something in common -

 
Nov 5, 2010

Don't forget that this is the weekend we finally get our hour back from last Spring.  Set your clocks back one hour Saturday night before you hit the sack.

 
Nov 4, 2010

As my wife Lora and I walked into the Walmart in Newburgh last night, we were greeted by a large, decorated Christmas tree inside the door.  Really can't complain that it's too early, it's November after all, but it does force you to start thinking about what to buy as gifts this year. 

We talked about it on the WIKY Morning Show.  The Consumer Electronics Association’s holiday forecast is officially out:

 
Nov 3, 2010

On the WIKY Morning Show today, we shared an item we found on-line about the facts and fiction about shampooing your hair -

 
Nov 1, 2010

I hate Autumn and by that I mean, I love Autumn.  It's the most pleasant weather of the year.  But the days after Halloween, plunging headlong toward the big Fall and Winter holidays, grow shorter and shorter and become a constant deadline on squeezing in a few more warm season activities before we're locked inside for the Winter with the kids.

 
Oct 29, 2010

A website recently compiled a few rules of thumb for trick or treaters and what's funny is that they still apply, no matter how many years it's been since you last went door to door on Halloween.

1. Old people are either very generous or give you one peanut. There is no in-between.

 
Oct 28, 2010

According to the experts, you can't fake a smile.  You may think you can, but it's a pretty hard thing to do if you know what to look for.  Diane and I were talking about it this morning. 

Everyone has two smiles, according to the article from the Wall Street Journal - a real smile and a fake smile.

 
Oct 27, 2010

It seems the first time I saw anybody do something really different with pumpkin carving for Halloween was on the old Roseanne show.  The show featured incredible pumpkins carved to look like Frankenstein, Dracula, and a haunted house.  They were very clever and looked terrific.  I also remember reading about another pumpkin artist who used a laser to minutely carve amazing detail in his pumpkins. 

 
Oct 26, 2010

This morning as the squall line slammed through the Tri-state, I was again impressed at the resources we have at WIKY to bring you the very latest observations and reports.  Diane and I anchored the WIKY Morning Show with live reports from the WIKY Newsroom and the 14 First Alert Weather Center at WFIE-TV.  (All three meteorologists were on duty this morning and each filed a live report on the progress of the storm).  

 
Oct 25, 2010

It's Halloween week on the WIKY Morning Show (can someone please tell us how the end of October snuck up on us?).  Traditionally, we like to supply clever, quick, and most of all, easy last minute costume ideas for both kids and adults. 

 
Oct 22, 2010

Diane and I have been in rehersals for a play we're in for Civic Theatre this weekend.  It's Love Letters by A.R. Gurney.  It's a different kind of play because the entire story is told through an exchange of letters between a couple throughout their lives.  Diane and I will take the man and woman from school kids through college, then Jack and Sue Schriber portray the couple through adulthood.  It's funny, moving, and has a very surprise ending.  It's a terrific play.

 
Oct 21, 2010

On the WIKY Morning Show we had a discusson on great and not so great generics.  Turns out there's more than meets the eye. 

Here's an email we recieved from Clifton Macke -  

 
Oct 19, 2010

Occasionally on the WIKY Morning Show, a subject will come up where the reaction takes me totally by surprise.  This morning, I mentioned that my wife needed a replacement part for one that had broken.  She had the option of buying the part on-line or buying it from a local merchant.  She made the conscious decision to buy locally.  It didn't turn out well.  After weeks of not hearing from the local store, it wasn't until she went to the store that she found that they had never even placed the order for the part.  If she had ordered the part on-line, it

 
Oct 15, 2010

I recently was going through our pantry at home when I found a can of boiled peanuts in the very back.  Boiled peanuts are common in the South and a friend brought them back for me from a visit to his family in Alabama.  Of course, I can't recall how long ago that was, but the can's in the pantry if ever I get a hankering for boiled goobers.

 
Oct 14, 2010

This week, WIKY started our latest contest where we've converted your radio into an ATM, spitting out C-notes to loyal listeners and maybe even a hundred grand!

It got me to thinking about the age-old question: if you had any wish - what would it be?  It's tricky because you have to get it exactly right or no telling what might happen.  And wishing for more wishes is never allowed, ask any genie.