Seattle will now fine you for throwing food scraps away

These days in the People’s Republic of Washington State‘s largest city, Seattle, they’re really serious about you eating your vegetables. The city council there is set on imposing a new city ordinance that would fine you for not separating food scraps from your trash! (Seriously!) Homeowners found with food scrap in their trash — because ya know, going through someone’s trash is highly classy and ethical — will be fined $1, and apartment complexes and businesses will be fined $50. This is all due to the fact that Seattle wants to have a 60% recycle rate by next year. That’s cool. It’s only another freedom you have to give up to achieve this “goal”. Read more about this here.

-Tyler Jackson

President Barack Obama’s Casual Coffee Salute

President Barack Obama returned a formal military salute with a one-handed coffee-cup salute Tuesday.
White House aides posted the salute video on Instagram.
The commander in chief offered the coffee-cup salute as he walked off his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York.
According to a manual for Marine Corps officer candidates,  The salute is “the most important of all military courtesies.
“In some situations, the salute is not appropriate. In general, do not salute when… carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical.”

Some of the comments on the Instagram account were very critical of Obama’s unconventional salutation.
One person wrote:  “Saluting with a coffeee cup on his hand what a disgrace… Sure doesnt know the shit u go through just to wear that uniform.
Another commented,  “Put the damn coffee down and salute correctly.”

Check out the video and tell us what you think:

 

October is “Zombie Preparedness Month” in Kansas!

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The Kansas of Division of Emergency Management has designated October to be “Zombie Preparedness Month.”

The zombie theme is a way to encourage Kansas residents to prepare for real life emergency situations. The theme is also a fun way to get families involved and the turnout from other events has shown it was effective.

One employee said if people can handle the zombie apocalypse then they will be prepared for tornadoes, fires and severe storms.

A zombie preparedness event will take place on October 25th and the first 300 participants will get free disaster-on-the-go packs.

Find out more here!

This Day In History – September 23

1992

The first female to ever play in an NHL exhibition game was Manon Rheaume, a goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning! 

She gave up two goals on nine attempts in one period

1994

The Shawshank Redemption, starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, opened in theaters.

1996 - Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly married.

Of course they played along side one another in Dumb & Dumber. She was Jim’s character, Lloyd Christmas’  love interest, Mary Swanson

She of course, would later file for divorce.

What was all of this one in a billion talk then…

1998

Nearly 36 million viewers tuned in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS!

That’s a lot of people watching! Just look at how many watched last year!

and then lastly…

2011

The soap opera All My Children broadcast it’s final episode on ABC!

Here was the grand finale!

All My Children lasted 41 years!

-Tyler Jackson

How much money do you need to earn to become a “1%’er”?!

“1%’er”…this is a term we’ve heard a lot lately. From articles in the press, to debates during the 2012 Presidential election, it’s all around us. The term “1%’er” means a person that is in the top 1% of the money earners in any given area (country or state). Well, Business Insider just came out with an interactive map showing how much it would take to become a 1%’er in each state. How much would it take become one in Kansas? Find out HERE!

-Tyler Jackson

Wildcats and Red Raiders kickoff set for 6pm

The Big 12 Conference announced today that the Wildcats conference game against Texas Tech will kick off at 6:00pm from Bill Snyder Family Stadium, and will air on ESPNU.

The Cats are 2-1, and 1-0 in league play as they welcome in Kliff Kingsbury and the Red Raiders. The Wildcats have won the last three in the series, including the last two meetings in Lubbock.

Oh, and did I mention that Bill Snyder…the greatest college football coach in history…celebrates his 75th birthday on October 7th…just 3 days after the game?

Go STATE!! Beat Tech!

This Day In History – September 22

1985

The poor and financially troubled farmers of Middle America were helped with the birth of The Farm Aid concert!

Singers such as Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Cougar Mellencamp held a benefit concert in Champaigne, Ill. to raise funds.

The first Farm Aid concert raised ten million dollars.

Here’s some Johnny Cash & Waylon:

Ready for a cool fun fact about the first Farm Aid?! Van Halen was there as well, and they debuted their new singer, Sammy Haggar!

Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised nearly $45 million dollars! 

1994 

The NBC sitcom Friends debuted!

The show, which featured a group of relatively unknown actors, went on to become a huge hit and air for 10 seasons.

Plus, it had one of the greatest show theme songs ever!

and then lastly…

10 years ago!

2004

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined CBS a record 550 thousand dollars over the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” during the Super Bowl halftime show.

What do you think, was this intentional or an accident??

-Tyler Jackson

Want some more lovin?! Well, straighten up!

A new study shows that bettering your posture could actually lead to a better sex life!

 

Poor posture can make you depressed, angry and can even kill your libido. They also found people who slouch use more negative words and become more self-conscious and self-absorbed!

Straighten that back! 

Read more about it here!