WIKY Morning Show Re-Cap Sept. 13th
WIKY Morning Show September 13, 2011
**All this week in the Culture Quiz, brought to you by Subway, you can Beat the Box Office for Bob Seger tickets Tuesday through Friday with the Culture Quiz. WIKY welcomes Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band November 9th to the Ford Center! Win tickets and qualify for a pair of front row seats!
**Also in the Culture Quiz this week, win a pair of passes to the 4th Annual Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz and Wine Festival in downtown Evansville (between 3rd and 5th streets) with continuous jazz from 4 until 11 pm along with wine and food samples! The first 1000 jazz fans get a free wine glass!
Read more here –
**Hunter Lacey owns barbecue restaurants in Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana called Bar 3 Bar-B-Q. And he's SUING Dex Media, the company that makes the local phonebook.
Because in their yellow pages, instead of listing his restaurant under the restaurants category . . . they put it under the category ANIMAL CARCASS REMOVAL. And alphabetically, it's the FIRST listing.
Someone even clipped it out and sent it to JAY LENO, and he used it on the "Tonight Show" during his "Headlines" segment.
Hunter says the animal carcass removal listing was bad . . . and the mocking on Leno just made things worse. He says he's lost $18,254 in the past two years because of it, and all the money he's used to build his brand has been wiped out.
He also thinks that an employee at the phonebook might've done this to him on purpose, since he didn't buy an ad from them.
So . . . he's SUING Dex Media. He was looking for a $417,000 settlement, but Dex refused, so now it's headed to court.
Then, later in the morning, Lesia Head sent us a link to one of the most hilarious things we've seen! (Disturbing, yes....but hilarious as well!) Looks like you can get beer served in a roadkill bottle.....for $765 a bottle! Seriously, you have to see this!
**Warning other drivers is illegal in some places . . . but it's okay to do it in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Virginia.
Technically, it's also legal in Massachusetts and Maryland, although cops have loopholes they can use to ticket you anyway.
But it's illegal in Florida. 2,400 drivers have been ticketed for doing it in the last five years, including 38-year-old Erich Campbell of Land O'Lakes (--a suburb of Tampa).
Erich got ticketed for flashing his lights to warn drivers of a police speed trap back in December of 2009. He fought the ticket and won when a traffic court threw out the fine.
But Erich wasn't done. He filed a class action lawsuit, saying that flashing your lights is free speech. He also pointed out that there isn't actually a law banning it in Florida.
If Florida loses, they'll have to refund the fines paid by all 2,400 drivers. While waiting for the outcome, the state has told troopers to stop ticketing people for flashing their headlights.
**A reminder – Thursday is WIKY’s annual Random Acts of Drive-through Kindness where we encourage you to go through a drive through and simply pay for the person in line behind you. Why? Because it’s a nice thing to do! What’s in it for you? Well, nothing really. That’s the point. But we guarantee that when you do, the reaction from the person is worth every penny! Be listening in the morning for more.
**And we chatted with Jim Brickman on the road from Roanoke, Virginia. WIKY welcomes Jim for a return engagement to Evansville! Jim Brickman’s A Christmas Celebration will be at the Victory Theater December 10. It’s a musical celebration and a great family tradition for many around the Tri-state every year. Tickets on sale now! We’ll have ticket giveaways coming soon, too! Merry Christmas from the WIKY Morning Show! More details at wiky.com.
**In the Culture Quiz – According to a recent survey, it’s the most common food particle that gets stuck in people’s teeth. A poppy seed!