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Pain at the pump

Monday, Feb, 20 2012

Get ready 'cause here it comes.
I'll be talking about gas prices during the first hour of the PhilCast today because we're about to take a double hit at the pump.

First of all, spring is nearing, a time when the people who produce our gas have to switch to a summer blend, another way of saying they make the 'good stuff' that's more expensive for us to use.

Second of all there is the little matter of Iran, all into a tizz and pulling the plug on the Brits and the French...something about some fighting over 'alleged' nukes they're working on. 

Look, the bottom line here is that this one-two punch for us could mean that the average price of a gallon around here this spring could hit $4.25, and that would be a record.

TV news today too...from SNL to the Colbert Report and more.

Talk to you at 3-ish.

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Um...

Friday, Feb, 17 2012

I got nothing.
Have a good weekend!

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Silly Sign

Thursday, Feb, 16 2012

Oh come on now!

Sometimes it seems like something is so silly it can't be true. But in this case in Michigan it is.

Here is the picture to prove it.

I'll have the story on the Thursday PhilCast of course...but I wanted to post the picture to make sure you understand how truly goofy this speed limit sign is!

Also on the Thursday showgrum, big changes in the Monday Night Football booth...the jobs with the biggest and least stress...most dependable vehicles...and rowing naked across the Atlantic.

Talk to you at 3:00!
 

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Remembering Vivi

Wednesday, Feb, 15 2012

As you probably know by now I was, shall we say, less than thrilled with the final outcome of my beloved Westminster Dog Show last night.

If you didn't hear our real-time reaction as I recorded it you can give it a listen off my Facebook page.

Of course I'll be going over all this on the Wednesday PhilCast show.

I received an email from a long-time listener now living in Arkansas that I will also be reading. She brought up an old bit I used to do about the search for Vivi at this time of year.

Poor Vivi. Or maybe not? 

Remember the speedy whippet got away from airport workers at Kennedy as she was about to leave from the dog show.

They never found Vivi.

But the entire story has brought some good however, which I will talk about on the show today as well.

Next up on my list of annual things to make a fuss over--the national spelling bee, and there is some news about that locally that we'll also be covering on the show today.

Later.
 
 

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That thing won?

Tuesday, Feb, 14 2012

I'm not happy with two of the group winners at the Westminster Dog Show after the first night of competition. We'll discuss on the Tuesday show.

I DID manage to pick one of the winners last night, which is really hard to do. For some reason the Dalmatian jumped out at me.

Three more groups to judge Tuesday night and then the best in show will be crowned.

My favorite group is the sporting group of dogs. Also tonight, the terrier group, featuring the Aussies and Cairns as well.

As it turns out Tata did very well today. You can see her being judged as I did some live commentary off the internet this morning by going to my Facebook page. Here is the link CLICK HERE

I'll be making a recording of my prediction for the overall winner live from my living room and post that on Twitter and Facebook as  the winner is announced. I don't know how they can pick, but they do and it's always fun to see the champion crowned.

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