Mark Elliott's blog
Gas prices have shot up! I think they are up almost 70 cents since the unrest in the Middle East has begun. But I saw something on the pump at Thornton's the other day that actually saved me money today. They have a "Thornton's Gas Alert" text message system that I signed up for, and I got a text message this morning (Weds.) that said prices were going up today. I filled up at 3.39 and by lunchtime, prices were 3.49!!!!
Thanks for all the calls and email about Flashback Friday A to Z. It was fun putting it together and I got to play a lot of MY favorite songs. If you liked it, let me know and maybe we'll do something like that again.
It's quite a coincidence today. An 86 year old man drove his car through a Steak'n'Shake on the West Side today. (Go to our local news page for the latest.) And last night, ABC News featured a story about older drivers and their children. Here's the link:
It's something my brothers, sister and I talk about all the time with an 80 year old dad. How will you handle this when it happen in your family?
If you weren't listening Tuesday you won't get this.
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Monday afternoon I asked a question that caused a lot of controversy, most of it because I didn't really phrase the question very well. Here it is:
"Take a bank, any bank and look at all the accounts that have money in them. Look at the balances on those accounts. Half of those balances have something in common. What?"
Today I used the word "whopperjawed" on the air to refer to the signs at First Ave and Diamond. A caller challenged my use of that word, telling me "You're not from around here, are you?".
Found a great web site today looking for questions for the Afternoon Game Show.
It's from the John F Kennedy Library. They have digitized a lot of video, papers, speeches etc and have put them together in an interesting online exhibt. I will enjoying slogging thru it later tonight.
Okay, I will admit it. I have never watched "Jersey Shore" the program on MTV that is the current rage. (The Corner Bar on the West Side even has a "Jersey Shore" night.) But I am obsessed with "Snooki" - I think her real name is Nicole something or other. She has really become a larger than life celebrity and I am really impressed how she let David Letterman make fun of her to promote her book. I think it would be fun to have her on as a guest on the Afternoon Show.
Great to be back after a long holiday break. Still wouldn't mind winning the Mega Millions and going on PERMANENT vacation, but that is not going to happen.
I posted a video here that has been floating around the web and Facebook all day. I'm a little suspicious, but still it's very telling.
This video came up today (there is a Star Trek exhibit coming to a museum in Louisville) and I thought everyone around here had seen this. I worked at a station in Cincinnati in the 80's and this was for a promotion with Star Trek - The Next Generation. They flew us out to Universal Studios and we met the entire cast of both shows. (And FYI, Shatner is a pain in the posterior.) Diane Douglas saw this and now calls me Secret Squirel. So enjoy - I now have my own You Tube channel (MarkElliottWIKY) and I think I can upload videos to it from my phon