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Wednesday, Jan, 11 2012

Coming up on the "Weigh-In Wednesday" PhilCast today...

Maureen Wallenfang of the Post-Cresent will be in the studio to talk about what's up in Appleton.

Feel free to join our chat via the Red Ox PhilPhone...

or toll-free at

She'll be joining me for a PhilCast "What's the Buzz" segment today right after the 4:30 news.

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NYPD (too) Blue?

Tuesday, Jan, 10 2012

Today on the PhilCast one of the stories I'll be covering is about the Supreme Court taking up the case of how the government still regulates 'swear words' and 'naughty stuff' on prime-time, over-the-air TV.

Part of the springboard to all this kicks back to an episode of the old detective show NYPD Blue, one in which a naked butt was full moon on the full screen. Unheard of stuff at the time!

Now I recall that the cutting-edge show once did show the cranky Det. Sipowitz's butt, BUT it was actually a scene with actress Kim Delaney that is at issue here.

Remember she played Det. Diane Russell on that show?

One word: HOT!

That was a great show. I never missed it. And just working on this story for the PhilCast today brought back all kinds of memories from that show.

I'm not sure there is anything like it on TV now, although I admit I don't watch much any longer.

Gist of what the court has to decide here is whether or not the government should continue to have the right to sensor in prime-time when there is already so much 'naughty' stuff on cable and elsewhere in plain view all the time.

My take....coming up on the show today.

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Playoff time baby!

Monday, Jan, 9 2012

The opening weekend of the NFL playoffs saw every home team win. Lets hope that holds true this weekend in the divisional round as the Giants return to Lambeau Field on Sunday.

We'll break it all down on Pack Yak today with Rich Ratay, who by now may have changed his legal name to Rich RaTebow.

Who would have thought that among all the wildcard games this past weekend the wildest one would have been Tim Tebow and the Broncos knocking out last year's Super Bowl loser Pittsburgh?
Love him or hate him, the guy draws attention and sure is fun to watch play.

Not only did I edit together a rock-solid football open for the PhilCast on Monday, I also have a little something special in store to play for my Pack Yak co-host today. So don't miss the start of the show after the 3:00 newscast.

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Rough start to getting back in shape

Saturday, Jan, 7 2012

Well it has been a rough first week on the road to getting back into living my usual healthy lifestyle after letting that all go south during the holidays.

If you have been listening to the show you know that I added a new app to my phone in the hopes it will help me called "My Fitness Pal". Now I'm not so sure I'd call this thing my pal, but it sure is interesting to see how quickly the calories add up.

My goal (and you're welcome to join along by emailing me for "Weigh-In Wednesday's on the PhilCast with YOUR weight loss progress) is to lose 10 pounds by early March. To do this I start riding my bike indoors on the trainer and eating smarter than I have been over the holidays.

Goodby Christmas long chocolates...farewell wine and champagne.

This past week of drying out has been tough on me because of the nice weather. I hate the snow and cold, so these mild winter days with dry roads are just begging me to ride outside. But not only could I not ride outside, I couldn't even ride inside either. Bad wheel this week. I've been limping around with a bout of gout in my left foot, leaving me with too much swelling and pain to ride anything but the bench.

So I was left to sitting around entering my food intake into my new app. They've got me at under 1,800 calories a day to make my 10-lb. goal. I made it the first few days, but already failed on Friday when the day ended with a late dinner out. Pulled pork and fries ain't exactly diet food, but I was in no mood to eat a salad for dinner out. I'll leave that to the rabbits.

In other news...
Again my apologies for the phoned-in show on Friday. Behind the scenes you should have seen the scramble trying to get "HBY South" back up and running as the clock ticked closer and closer to 3:00. 

When the gear we would normally use in my studio failed for some reason we went to "Plan B" in the magic rack of electronics. Of course we also then found out that "Plan B" failed as well. "Plan C" was to just phone it in.

We hope to figure out the issue this weekend when crack HBY engineer Evan visits HBY South.

I'll admit it will be sooo nice when we finally have our cape cod sold in Tosa and are all settled in for good in Appleton.

Until then we're trying our best to keep you entertained and informed in our daily three-hour chats known as the PhilCast as we shuttle the broadcasts between locations. Thanks for your patience and support.


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Butt rub

Thursday, Jan, 5 2012

On the Thursday PhilCast one of the things I talk about is the story of a woman who got in trouble for, well, rubbing her butt up against a fancy painting in a museum, doing thousands of dollars of damage to the work of art.

Work of art?
My question is how could you tell?

Yup, this is the painting....

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