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It's an umbrella that looks like a gun

Monday, Jan, 28 2013

Who came up with this brilliant idea?

Behold the "Gunbrella"

It's an umbrella that looks like an assault rifle when not raining.

The company making them in Canada is calling it quits after taking heat from authorities there. Seems officers were ready to shoot a guy with one of these at a bus stop.

Can't say I blame them. Duh.

That story plus I've got a couple of good nuggets from my weekend, including a brazen act at the mall that involved me calling for security immediately.

Anybody go see the "Around The Corner" premier in Neenah Sunday? If so I'd like to hear from you on the show today about how it went.


"Howz Yer Weekend?" leads things off today on the PhilCast.

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Discovering Neenah

Friday, Jan, 25 2013

This Sunday afternoon in Neenah you'll get a chance to see a TV show before it goes on TV.

It's the premier of John McGivern's Neenah episode of his PBS show "Around The Corner".

John joins me in the studio this afternoon at 4:30 to talk about the episode and some of the things he himself discovered in Neenah.

The episode will air on PBS next month. It includes his visit to Waupaca as well.

John travels the state with camera crew in tow, discovering all sorts of hidden and not-so-hidden treasures of the communities that make Wisconsin special. We'll talk about that and tell you how you too can attend this Sunday's premier in Neenah.

Oh, and if you are into trivia be listening after the 4:00 news today because the 'Grand Master' of the Lawrence University Great Midwest Trivia Contest stops by to talk about the annual global competition that begins tonight and runs for 50 straight hours.

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Oh no he ditn't

Thursday, Jan, 24 2013

Awesome video clip speaks for itself.
Little Chute.
Big Dunk.
I'm, gonna say this kid has a future on a basketball court.
Have you seen it? If not, check this out.

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National Pie Day!

Wednesday, Jan, 23 2013

That's right....it's National Pie Day today!

Oh the irony of National Pie Day falling on a "Weigh-In Wednesday" on the PhilCast.

But it's no contest-pie wins with me. I've gotta celebrate pie day with some pie from somewhere in Appleton today. I'll try to have a pie delivered to the studio at 3:00.

Pie first, then we talk healthy eating on Weigh-In Wednesday. What could be more healthy than pie? I mean it's got fruit in it and everything.


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Little Chute woman should get the maximum

Tuesday, Jan, 22 2013

STOP IT!

I have little to no sympathy for people who are foolish enough to text while driving.

A young woman from Little Chute's life will never be the same.

A cyclist is dead.

I hope that was a real important message she was reading when she hit and killed him this past summer.

Now she's facing what could be a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Like I said, I hope that text message was worth it.

As a cyclist who rides a road bike for a few thousand miles a season out there on the streets I know it can be a dangerous sport. But my life shouldn't be in the hands of someone who isn't paying attention to driving a few thousand pounds of steel down the road because he or she is more focused on some silly messaging going on at the time.

Stop it.

Stop it now.


More about this on the Tuesday PhilCast show.

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