Wanna win free Tacos for life?!

Hey Charlie! Put that chocolate down, let’s go eat some tacos!

Taco Bell has announced a new contest in which 11 winners will win free tacos for life! After doing research, they determined if the average person ate $216 worth of Taco Bell for 46 years, it would only cost about $10,000, so that’s what they’re giving away – 11, $10,000 gift cards. But how, you ask?!

Once again – Charlie! No chocolate, let’s go get some tacos!! They’re doing a Wonka-style “everlasting dollar” give away! Let’s go find us that dollar!!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – August 27

1921

The owner of the Acme Packing Company bought a pro football team for Green Bay, WI.

J.E. Clair paid tribute to those who worked in his plant by naming the team the Green Bay Packers!

Fast forward 93 years, and Riley County’s very own Jordy Nelson is moving up in management!

1955

The Guinness Book of Records compiled by student twins Norris and Ross McWhirter, was published for the first time and was instantly successful.

and then,

1994

What a great year for music!

Boyz II Men started a 14-week run at number one on the singles chart with I’ll Make Love to You!

The record-breaking run came to an end when they knocked themselves from the top with On Bended Knee.

Great album!

and also,

Clay Walker ascended to the top of the country chart with Dreaming with My Eyes Open!

-Tyler Jackson

Bachelor in Paradise – Epsiode 5/Tuesday August 26th recap!

Last night’s episode of ABC’s Bachelor In Paradise was the series’ fifth episode, and the second episode this week.

Bachelor In Paradise is an elimination-style dating game featuring past contestants of both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

Anyway, about last’s night episode:

So Monday’s night’s episode ended with a TO BE CONTINUED: Is Graham going to accept a rose from AshLee? AshLee had been running her mouth, so he was turned off, yada-yada-yada…

Well, he accepted, and thankfully, they knocked this out in the first three minutes of the show. That meant, however, that two guys had to leave, so Marquel and Kalon went home.

In this episode, it was the guys turn to give out roses.

There’s three, or essentially half of the couples, solidly falling in love with their soulmates:

-Lacy and Marcus are probably the closest of all couples

-Graham and AshLee are content

- Robert and Sarah are content as well – and they finally kissed (She had been complaining)

-Zack and Claire had been an item for most of the season, but Claire wanted to know more from Zack, and what he wanted, but after three days of being together, Zack wasn’t sure of what the future held – so Claire freaked out and went home!

With Claire leaving, that meant only one girl had to eliminated.

How Bachelor In Paradise works is, each week there’s always an uneven number of guys vs. girls, so people can be eliminated. Since the end-game isn’t getting to two people left standing, they bring in fresh people every week. This week, two new girls come onto the show – Christy and Lucy

As each new contestant comes onto the show, they have a “date card” to take a person on a private date to catch-up, if you will. Well, Christy and Lucy came on one at a time, and they both picked Jesse for a date! Uh-oh! Drama!

Jesse, being the natural playboy he is, hooked up with both Christy and Lucy, so he had a tough choice in the end.

So who was the second girl to get eliminated?

After Claire left, Zach decided to shout a holla to Jackie, so he picked her, which left Christy and Lucy as the final two remaining

SO, WHO WAS IT?!

SPOILER ALERT

In the end, Jesse picks Christy with the final rose, and Lucy gets sent home.

OH THE DRAMA! 

By the way, a quick update about Cody Sattler, the Oakley, Kansas native and K-State grad. He’s still on the show and he’s fastly falling in love with Michelle…A little faster than she’s liking him. On previews for next week’s episode, it looks like that will be on the forefront of the evening. Should be good! Check it out next Monday, September 1, at 8/7c, on ABC.

-Tyler “I’ve OFFICIALLY lost my man-card after this blog” Jackson

This Day In History – August 26

1907

Harry Houdini jumped off a bridge into San Francisco Bay with his hands handcuffed and a 75-pound ball and chain attached for good measure…

He swam to the surface — minus the ball, chain and handcuffs — about two minutes later.

Of course he did! ‘merica! Houdini!

1974

John Denver recorded Thank God I’m a Country Boy at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles.

Great song!

Everytime I hear this song, it reminds me of:

1980

The number one song was “Sailing” by Christopher Cross.

The track won a Grammy for both record and song of the year. You can’t be in a bad mood after you listening to this!!

and this lastly…

GO LADIES, GO!! 

1920

The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect! The amendment prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the voting booth.

Ever since 1973 – August 26th is Women’s Equality Day.

You go, girls!

-Tyler Jackson

They got bit by what, in Florida?!

We all know Florida is plain crazy – you can bit by all sorts of wild creatures down there! Snakes, spiders, bears, panthers, zombies, meth heads, alligators, and apparently now – crocodiles! For today’s #WTFlorida story, this is why you don’t go swimming just anywhere random in Florida. Find out what happened here!

The Latest Wedding Craze? “Sponsored” Weddings!

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One couple is selling corporate sponsorships to fund their dream wedding.The Orlando, Florida, couple are getting married in Thailand this December, and are hoping to raise roughly $30,000 from various companies in exchange for having their logos sewn onto the bride’s dress and the groom’s tuxedo, and featured on the couple’s various social media platforms.They will have a Thai garden wedding featuring an elephant – and yes, even the elephant will bear advertising space: A company can pay to have its logo printed on a ‘Just Married’ canvas carried by the animal. They plan to spend 11 days in Bangkok and Phuket, where they will enjoy activities such as scuba diving, elephant trekking and bamboo river rafting.They also plan to use the money they raise to donate to their favorite charities, such as the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brother, Big Sister.  Sponsorships that include mentions on the couple’s wedding website and various ceremony signage cost between $500 and $5,000, while larger packages – such as one that offers placement on the bride’s wedding dress and honeymoon bikini – say ‘Contact for pricing.’

This Day In History – August 25

1939

Happy 75th anniversary to The Wizard of Oz!

The classic MGM film opened around the United States. Go Kansas!

1956

George Jones joined the Grand Ole Opry for the first time!

Great song!

In my opinion, a young George Jones looks a lot like Jim Carrey!

2005

Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Florida.

Of course, she would then move off to the Northeast, and we all know happened from there

and then lastly…

One year ago!

2013

In a moment that was discussed for weeks and weeks afterward, Miley Cyrus twerked through a provocative performance alongside Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York.

That tongue! So nasty…

-Tyler Jackson