WIKY Morning Show Re-Cap August 22nd

 

WIKY Morning Show August 22, 2011

**With the naming of the new downtown arena Ford Center, we wondered if there’ll be a time in the near future when someone asks, “Hey where is that taking place?” and if you say, “The Centre,” they’ll have to ask, “Is that the Centre r-e, or the Center, e-r?”  

**Solved a little mystery this morning.  With the Frog Follies, an annual classic car gathering coming this weekend to the 4-H Fairgrounds, the question was, “Why is it called the Frog Follies?”  Turns out that at the first event, there weren’t a lot of cars but those who did show up, wound up having frog races and the name stuck.  We got that from several sources so it seems to be true.

**It's obvious our pets don't have the capacity to be members of different political parties.  But an editorial on the website Politico decided to try to figure out what political philosophy your pets have.  And they decided:  Dogs are Democrats . . . cats are Republicans.

Here's why . . . 

 

DOGS are communal . . . they sacrifice personal welfare for the benefit of the group . . . they like rules and regulations, and being told what to do . . . they don't have a lot of initiative . . . and they like doing the same tricks for the same basic rewards.  

 

They can be community organizers, like PRESIDENT OBAMA was, when they herd sheep.  And they get into selfless causes, like sniffing for bombs or leading the blind. 

 

CATS are different.  Quote, "When cats are born, they believe they're in a state of liberty, and from then on they are determined to keep it that way."  They don't take orders.  They don't do tricks.  They want personal freedom. 

 

They won't listen to your commands as a matter of principle.  And when one kills a bird, it's not to share with other cats who were less fortunate and couldn't kill their own bird . . . they keep their own spoils.   

 

(Politico)

**Burger King has dropped their advertising mascot, The King, because consumers found him well, “creepy.”  

Read more here –

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/20/burger-king-dethrones-its-creepy-king-mascot/

**On another note, we learned that Burger King will be the next fast food outlet to offer guacamole as a condiment.  DJB and Diane were a bit confused why anyone would want to offer a food that’s supposed to be green but turns brown in a matter of seconds.  However, we heard from a listener who recently visited California and discovered that keeping the pits in your guac actually keeps it green for hours.  No lemon juice, no plastic wrap, just a couple of avocado pits.  Who knew?

**It’s Riley Hospital for Children Month at WIKY, celebrating 10 years of radiothons for the hospital that cares for thousands of Tri-state kids every year.  New feature this year is FirstGiving, a great way to get a team together to donate to Riley.  You can even coordinate donations in the name of a Riley kid in your family.  All the details on the Riley page at wiky.com and be sure to check out DJB and Diane’s team giving pages at firstgiving.com or on Facebook. We’re also working our way to Friday at the downtown Old National Bank for our annual radiothon.  Be there!

 

** In the Culture Quiz, sponsored by Subway –  66% of people do it on vacation but not so much at home…what?  Order dessert!