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Water worries

Friday, May, 31 2013

So coffee drinkers...

I ask you, should it matter where the water they used to make your coffee came from?

Would it matter if it came from THIS sink?

Because it did come from this exact place and was taken to a nearby Starbucks in Hong Kong to be used to make all those fancy brews.

Needless to say, there is some commotion about it now....and we'll discuss on the Friday PhilCast.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 17 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Worried about the wrong guns

Thursday, May, 30 2013

Thursday on the PhilCast I'll have two stories that, in my mind, prove we are worried about the wrong guns in this country.


One story is about the kid who got into trouble for having a Lego toy gun the size of a quarter on a school bus.

Take a look...

That's the one right there.

You can't make this stuff up.

At the same time some guy walking around Disney World with a semi-automatic pistol in his pants loaded with hollow-point bullets just loses the thing on a ride.

That would be this gun.

Shouldn't we be a little more concerned about this and a little less worried about tiny toys and goofy 'no-tolerance' policies that lack common sense?




posted by: Phil Cianciola 17 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Fox Valley=Lots of taverns

Wednesday, May, 29 2013

So they've done a study on the states with the most taverns per capita and not surprisingly, Wisconsin shows up high on the list.

But how about the Fox Valley kids?!

Turns out that when they broke it down to cities and the ratio of population to bars that we have several in the top five alone!

Cheers.

More during the Wednesday PhilCast show.


posted by: Phil Cianciola 17 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


Meet Wisconsin's spelling bee contestant

Tuesday, May, 28 2013

It's one of the things I cover on the PhilCast each and every year and it's one of those annual rituals of spring. It's the Script's National Spelling Bee, as wholesome as apple pie and as all-American as baseball.

The contest starts today with preliminaries and concludes on ESPN live on Thursday evening this week.

This is Wisconsin's lone speller in the contest, Aisha Kahn from Madison, a 7th-grader who enjoys baking, not just spelling.

I always root for the kid from Wisconsin to least make it to prime time on ESPN in the finals. We'll see!

Now I guess I better use spell check before posting this blog piece. I wonder if spell check in this electronic age is making for poorer spellers? I bet it is.

posted by: Phil Cianciola 17 month(s) ago Comment On This Post


The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

Friday, May, 24 2013

I can't wait for Sunday morning.

10:00 a.m. and I'll have the TV on to watch every moment, every feature they play about what they call the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indy 500.


It's more than race to me.

For my entire life it has marked the official start of the summer season I so love.

And from Jim Nabors singing to the drinking of the milk in Victory Lane I'll be parked in front of the TV to watch it.

The sound of those machines flying through the turns gives me goose bumps.

I love the anticipation and ritual of it all as well.

33 drivers, this year four of them women, all chasing a big trophy that will have their face on it and a drink of cold milk from a glass bottle in Victory Lane if they win a battle of man and machine lasting over three hours from the drop of the green flag.

These are the traditions that make it all great.
Today we talk '500' with Dave Kallmann who is at the track this afternoon covering it all for the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel. Listen in at 3:30-ish.


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