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  • Kids game with a twist?

    Posted by Randy Allen

    This is a kids game with an adult twist!  Who wants to play?

    TEN friends have spent the past 23 years locked in a game of "Tag."

    It started in high school when they spent their morning break darting around the campus of Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Wash. Then they moved on—to college, careers, families and new cities. But, one guy had the idea to stay in touch-- playing tag.

    The game they play is fundamentally the same as the schoolyard version: One player is "It" until he tags someone else. But this tag has a twist. There are no geographic restrictions and the game is live for the entire month of February. The last guy tagged stays "It" for the year.

    That means players get tagged at work and in bed. They form alliances and fly around the country. Wives are enlisted as spies and assistants are ordered to bar players from the office.


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  • Think Spring!

    Posted by Randy Allen

    If you're like me, your tackle box isn't full until you have all the latest gear or electronics.  This year, the Fishing Show has a new home at Player's Choice in Appleton.   You could win a $9,000 African Safari!  My winning word today is:  Landing Net!

  • What should this mother do?

    Posted by Randy Allen


    What is a mother going to do?


    Jackie Harbaugh-- the mother of Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh-- is promising she will wear a neutral-colored outfit, still to be determined, when the two brothers face each other next week in the Super Bowl.

    Joani Crean is little sister to John and Jim. She plans to wear all black at the Super Bowl in order to show "no allegiances."

    The family members also admitted they haven't decided where to sit for the game-- or at least they aren't telling.



  • Love's top ten!

    Posted by Randy Allen

    Love, love, love!  Here are the ten things about love you might not know.  Enjoy! 

  • Sad but true!

    Posted by Randy Allen


    A football fan in Pendleton, Indiana trademarked “Harbowl” last year-- but lawyers for the NFL pressured him to get rid of it. 

    Last year, the Baltimore Ravens under coach John Harbaugh and San Francisco 49ers under coach Jim Harbaugh were both one win away from meeting in the Super Bowl so the man trademarked “Harbowl.”  He planned putting the term on shirts and hats to make some extra money. 

    Lawyers for the NFL threatened the man with costly legal battles and pressured him to abandon his copyright.

    And now, Baltimore and San Francisco play in the Super Bowl but the man won’t be making money off of it. 


  • Do you remember this?

    Posted by Randy Allen

    The fun toys when we were kids!  Remember this toy?  Do you still have one?

  • Unbelievable! This picture is worth ten thousand words.

    Posted by Randy Allen

    A 420-pound mother of four from Los Angeles has the widest hips in the world…  measuring 8ft in circumference.


    She is comfortable with her shape. The 39-year-old says she sees no reason to diet because she doesn't have health problems.


    The woman drives a truck because she can't fit into a car. At home, she has to sit in steel-supported chairs and sleeps on a 7ft-wide bed.


    Her husband finds her unusual shape sexy and tells her every day just how beautiful she is. Others think so, too. She models for a Big Beautiful Women website and earns up to 1000 dollars per shoot.


  • Brilliant!

    Posted by Randy Allen

    This is the coolest fish shanty I've ever seen!  Wonder how fast it goes and is there room for two?

  • Would you do this to your child?

    Posted by Randy Allen

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    When a woman’s son was pulled over for drunk driving in Wyoming, she put the teen's truck up for sale.

    A humorous ad in her town's local paper said: "VERY mad mother selling 16 yr. old son's 1993 Ford Ranger. Drove 3 mos. before son forgot to use his brain and got caught driving drunk. $3500 OBO. Call meanest mother in Wyoming."

    The "world's meanest mother" is actually getting a lot of support. A radio station posted her ad on its Facebook page and it has gotten over 61,000 likes.


  • The $350 Million dollar proposal.

    Posted by Randy Allen


    Tigers Woods is trying to win his ex-wife Elin Nordegren back with a $200 million deal.

    The tabloid says the golfer is desperate to win his ex-wife back and has offered the hefty pre-nup deal.

    Allegedly, Elin told Tiger she will consider the proposal but only if he includes a $350 million anti-cheating clause into the wedding contract.

    She divorced him after he was busted cheating on her with several women. 


  • Secrets for the ladies only!

    Posted by Randy Allen


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    1. They speak in code: They use language like "I want to travel" or "a big ambition of mine is…"  Those types of things are key to getting a potential date. When you sound like you have big plans others will want in.

    2. They're short and sweet: Writing a short concise profile of about 500 words will go way further than a monologue that sounds like you're begging for a date.

    3. They're bold: Women should play hard to get. But in the virtual world, there are no hard and fast rules. In fact, popular female online daters are more likely to reach out by sending messages like a simple, "Hey" or "Hi there".

    4. They shrink themselves: The average height of a woman in America is 5-foot-4, but for some reason, women on the internet round down their height to 5-foot-1 or 5-foot-3. It could be that women assume men want shorter, more petite dates.

    5. They don't post many photos: When posting photos, limit your selection to between three and five. That's more than enough to give daters a sense of what you look like.

    6. They list universal hobbies: It’s best to list your interests that don't require a whole lot of explanation. Think tennis, swimming or basketball.

    7. They save the sarcasm: We've all gotten an email that's meant to be funny but instead rubbed us the wrong way. So don't write anything on a profile that can be misinterpreted or even turn people off.

    8. They have straight hair: This one's controversial. A study found that women with curly hair are at a dating disadvantage because it's possible that "wild locks" signify chaos.

    9. They don't talk shop: If you love your job, that's great. But save it for after-work events, not cocktails. Besides being unsexy, most men tend to be attracted to women with lower profile jobs.

    10. They maintain a sense of mystery: Popular online daters wait 20 to 23 hours on average before replying to the first few emails.