Here's that video I was telling you about! Sara says it's "beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time!"
Anybody want Michael Jordan's house? His Highland Park, Illinois estate is going up for auction on Nov. 22, after a year-and-a-half on the market. It was originally listed at 29 million dollars, then marked down to just 21 million. Michael says "My kids are grown so I don't need such a large house." Large? I'd call a house with 15 bathrooms "extra large!" Interested bidders must post a $250,000 deposit! Keeps the "lookey-loos" out, I guess! Here's a tour!
With not just one, but two giant oarfish washing up on Southern California beaches lately, it's got some Californians worried. An old Japanese myth is that oarfish are harbingers of earthquakes. Some believe that the giant fish, which usually stay at least 3000 feet underwater, beach themselves when a large quake is immenent.
There were reports of several oarfish washing up before major quakes in Chile in 2010 and Japan in 2011. (The one in the picture is from near San Diego in 1996.)
Scientists, both biologists and geologists say there is no known connection between the fish and earthquakes. What do you think? Could there be something to this, or does it just smell fishy?
photo: Wikipedia Commons
Thousandaire inventor Bruce Scott today unveiled plans for a new transportation system that he says could be built today, and could speed passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in "some amount of time."
The DynaPowrTrans system (short for Dynamic Power Transportation) utilizes high-tension "Next Gen" cables to send people in comfort and safety (helmets will be provided) to their destination for a fraction of the cost of airline flights.
"As for the details, well, I'll leave that to the engineers. The important thing is that I get the credit for coming up for this," says Scott. "This could revolutionize travel as we know it! You're welcome!"
The latest on Casey Kasem is that his health has apparently deteriorated further. Court records from his physician indicate that Casey has advanced Parkinson's disease, and he has major impairments in communication and logical thinking, and is also suffering from hallucinations.
And, strangely, his children from his first marriage are unable to visit him, and are battling Casey's wife Jean (shown here) for conservatorship.
Casey's 81, and I'll tell you he was a huge hero of mine. I never missed "American Top 40" and Casey was a big part of why I wanted to be a radio announcer! I hope Casey is getting the care he needs, and I hope he is allowed to be with his children soon.
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I've been watching baseball playoffs and Duck Dynasty lately, and I've come to believe that the era of the giant super-beard is back. Back in the Civil War days, you weren't a real man at all if you didn't have a beard like this, and it was only a matter of time before it came back.
Brian Wilson of the Dodgers says the last time he shaved was 2007. So if I start today, this will be me in about 2020! Are you with me?
I first noticed this years ago when a new, young guy who worked at the radio station would never, ever take his headphones off. I think he did something to do with the web site. I'm not sure, because I never actually heard him speak. I'd approach his desk with a question, and he'd look up and look at me and nod. I wasn't ever quite sure if he'd heard me or not, so I'd ask "can you hear me?" and he'd nod again.
A couple years later I was working behind the counter of my frozen yogurt store (I was fired from the radio job. Headphone guy was not) and another young man came in with sweats on and earphones jammed into both ears. I could actually hear the rap music that was playing, it was so loud. He was having trouble understanding me, so he kindly took out ONE of his earphones. He was not hired.
Don't get me wrong, I like it when you listen to the radio with your headphones on, and it's made trips to the beach much more enjoyable because we don't have to listen to the awful music those other people are listening to. But jeez, can't we all agree to take the darn things off when somebody's trying to talk to us. We've got a few of those people around our building, and they might as well put up a sign that says "Don't Talk To Me! I'm Listening To Something More Interesting Than You!"