Here's a fun would-you-rather question for summer: On a 100-degree day, would you rather get a big whiff of a sweaty dude's BODY ODOR . . . or a hot pile of GARBAGE? A new poll asked people to name the worst smells of summer, and those two tied for first. The summer smells we hate most are: Sweaty B.O. . . . hot trash . . . and lawnmower fumes. The smells we LOVE most are: Barbecue . . . fresh-cut grass . . . and beach air. The smell of sunblock ranked high as well. They also asked people [...]
I got on the motorcycle and rode back to my parents on Sunday. My sister was there with her kids. Turns out my niece wants to be a crime scene investigator. There was so many chalked outline of bodies. I noticed I'm not the creepy old guy type, I'm more the old dad figure. "Why is she wearing that" "Who left her leave the house like that?" Summer has been moving, always does... but where did July go. People were everywhere this weekend... so many activities for all of us to enjoy!
Live music feels good... now I've been going to live shows wherever I could find them the entire time, but Saturday at Rockin on the Hill just felt soooo good. Bring on Summer Jam and Rib Fest! Our final parade of the season was Sunday in New Ulm, Bavarian Blast - which was a blast. Except the New Ulm route is always a brutal one. Long and hot! So worth it when you get to talk to so many friends and listeners. I noticed I haven't had pizza in a week, and this is concerning to me. If you make people [...]
The sound of an ice cream truck was the greatest thing in the world as a kid. But as adults, it's like . . . "Oh, cool. I can also get most of that stuff at the STORE now though." Someone looked at Google Trends to find the most popular ice cream truck treat in all 50 states. But general interest and grocery sales may have skewed the stats, because KLONDIKE BARS are #1 overall. 1. Klondike Bars, nine states. 2. Choco Tacos, eight states. 3. Red-white-and-blue Firecracker popsicles, seven states plus D.C. 4. Ice cream sandwiches, five states. 5. Lemon [...]
This roundabout painting thing overnight shouldn't be as much pain as it has been.... am I wrong? New babies are very exciting! I was very happy to see my sister Sunday and my new nephew... but a week old baby does only a few tricks... eat, sleep, and poop. So I held him for twenty minutes or so and then was like okay... Maybe I'm a jerk? Fun days are always a blast, so glad that it took place this weekend. Hopefully, everyone got out and enjoyed it. Noticed it's already halfway point of summer, Major League baseball's All-Star break is [...]
The U.K. celebrates "Thank You Day" on July 4th . . . just as America is celebrating its Independence Day. So British researchers conducted a study on how and when we show our appreciation . . . and there are some interesting findings. For starters, the average adult will say "thank you" 207 times a month, which is roughly 6.8 times per day. That's a lot of gratitude . . . but some of it is FAKE. On average, 54 of those thank yous are insincere. That's 26%. About a quarter of people surveyed think that's a problem . . . [...]
This is a country that likes its cheese and its beer. And while we've all got our own preferences on both . . . when you look across the entire population, lots of people are gravitating toward the same things. Two new surveys just figured out the most popular CHEESE in the country and the most popular BEER. Our favorite cheese is . . . cheddar. It got 19% of the vote. American came in second, followed by mozzarella, Swiss, and a tie between pepper jack and Colby jack. The beer survey broke things down a little differently and found the [...]
Here's your latest Internet optical illusion, and it's a really ridiculous one. There's a picture going viral that either shows a poodle running out of the woods . . . or Bigfoot running into them.
With so many of the normal Christmas traditions going out the window this year, a new survey asked people: Are there things you thought you HATED about the holidays but you're kinda gonna miss this year? Here are the top 10 . . . 1. The chaos of the entire family being together. 2. Making fun of . . . or being made fun of by . . . your siblings and parents. 3. The last-minute shopping rush. 4. Pretending you like a gift. 5. Spending time with your in-laws. 6. A lack of personal space. 7. Arguing over Christmas [...]