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Thursday, Feb, 12 2015

Every winter I love watching the two nights of live TV coverage of the annual Westminster Dog Show.

The 139th edition comes up this Monday and Tuesday nights, when another "Best In Show" will be crowned.

As a dog guy I just really enjoy this celebration of our four-legged friends.

David Frei here is the voice of the show, and he joins me live on the PhilCast this afternoon at 3:45-ish to talk all things dog show.

He's a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel guy himself, the same kind of dog we had rescued before our current rescue dog Gabby, who is a Cairn Terrier. So we'll be rooting for both breeds next week.

That was our Betsy on the left with her cousin Emma back in the day.

Betsy was a little princess who loved laps, especially Sandy's lap.
That was HER dog.

I would do when Sandy wasn't around, but 'Betsy Boop' was clearly Sandy's girl.

Now instead of a petit little lady lap dog, we have a tomboy little scrapper dog in Gabby.

Gabby's claim to fame is her "Please" position. It took a while to teach her to sit up, but we created a monster once she learned it.

Try watching TV when she jumps on your lap and does this!

It's the celebration of all things dogs with the Westminster show Monday & Tuesday nights next week.

CLICK HERE for the official show page to follow along.

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Jon Stewart's replacement

Wednesday, Feb, 11 2015

I like the Daily Show....have for years.
I like Jon Stewart....have for years.

But I think the show can do just fine in the future without him because of the writers, the strength of any good comedy show.

Still, who can pull off holding down that anchor chair night after night?

In my not-so-humble opinion there is a clear favorite--John Oliver.

Heck, he's already got the same first name, albeit spelled in a different way.

Yup, JO is doing it now on HBO, which I do not subscribe to.

If he makes the move I'd get to watch Oliver again on the Daily Show if he were to come back as the lead guy.

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Sexy French?

Tuesday, Feb, 10 2015

Hold the phone on that one.

Today on the Tuesday PhilCast I've got a story about the sexiest accent on the planet.
They did a global survey on that and it turns out the French have fallen from accent grace.

In fact, French came in fifth on the list of sexiest accents.


I have my doubts. We'll discuss.

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Thinking Out Loud

Monday, Feb, 9 2015

I watched a good portion of the Grammy Awards last night on CBS.

Granted, the show was so long I was able to watch Downton Abbey in the middle of it and still have plenty to see when I got back to the awards.

I saw and heard a lot of garbage, (I'm lookin' at YOU Kanye) but I was pleasantly surprised by at least one performance, so much so that I might even buy his CD.

Ed Sheeran performed his tune "Thinking Out Loud" with John Mayer on stage.

No gimmicks.
No half-naked dancers.
Just a band playing what I found to be a very good song on stage.

CLICK HERE to watch and listen to it.
Well done!

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

Fish to go

Friday, Feb, 6 2015

Maureen Wallenfang of the Post-Crescent, a.k.a. "The Buzzer" opens the Friday PhilCast with me talking, what else, fish fry.

Specifically, she did a column about what people thought was the best take out fry on a Friday.

I'll reveal my pick when we chat.

There are certainly several things that make up the perfect take-out, which isn't easy to find. In most cases it's better to hit it fresh and hot at the restaurant, but once in a while there's magic in that styrofoam container as you munch in the comfort of your own home.

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