Local Radio Station Gets Early Jump on Memorial Day 500 Countdown

Philadelphia radio station PHYL (99.99) started its Memorial Day countdown of the top 500 rock songs on Thanksgiving Day. The move appears to be in response to a decision by its closest competitor, station WAQW (100.00), which began playing Christmas music on July 4. Bruce Turley, station manager at PHYL, had plans to begin broadcasting … Continue reading Local Radio Station Gets Early Jump on Memorial Day 500 Countdown

Where Should You Live?

The New York Times Opinion editors have created a website that will help you find places in the United States that best suit what you are looking for in terms of potentially multiple criteria. Here is the link: Where Should You Live? The choices are grouped into four categories: Lifestyle (17 choices) Climate (6 choices) … Continue reading Where Should You Live?

Good News! There Will Be No Price Increase at Borden’s Blather

The Labor Department said the consumer-price index—which measures what consumers pay for goods and services—increased in October by 6.2% from a year ago. That was the fastest 12-month pace since 1990 and the fifth straight month of inflation above 5%. Price increases were broad-based, with higher costs for new and used autos, gasoline and other … Continue reading Good News! There Will Be No Price Increase at Borden’s Blather

Learning to Appreciate What’s in My Own Backyard

A few weeks ago my wife and I were trying to plan a weekend getaway to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Our first thoughts were either the Jersey Shore or the Pocono Mountains, but then after a bit of brainstorming, we decided to spend a weekend in Philadelphia. We have been to Philly hundreds of times … Continue reading Learning to Appreciate What’s in My Own Backyard

And the World’s Busiest Airport (after dark) Is… Drumroll Please…

I don't know if lightning will strike twice, but I figured I'd give it a shot. The title for this post is a play on my most popular blog post of all time: And the World’s Largest Tire Manufacturer Is… Drumroll Please… That post was written in June 2018, and for each of the years 2018, … Continue reading And the World’s Busiest Airport (after dark) Is… Drumroll Please…

Music Monday: The Strangest Names for a Band

I can thank the wonderful blogger Jen at Bossybabe for the idea of this post. Jen had left a comment on a recent post of mine that looked at brand names, noting that how some bands take an ordinary word and use it in a different way. She used the examples of KORN and Coldplay. … Continue reading Music Monday: The Strangest Names for a Band

Graduates from College, Gets Fired From Five Jobs, Now Earns Several Million per Year. All by the Age of 26.

Of course, it should be obvious to everyone that I am talking about Ludwig. What? You don't know who Ludwig is? That likely means you are over the age of 30. I did not know who he was until earlier today when I read about how a hacker had broken into Twitch's servers, and released … Continue reading Graduates from College, Gets Fired From Five Jobs, Now Earns Several Million per Year. All by the Age of 26.

Sorry. No Scholarship for You. You’re Too Slow at Jumping Rope.

In 2014, Chinese authorities introduced physical-education requirements that included a national jump-rope exam for boys and girls from first through sixth grades. To pass, students must complete minimum numbers of skips a minute, and failure can trip up an otherwise promising academic trajectory. Top officials see the activity as an accessible, low-cost way to help … Continue reading Sorry. No Scholarship for You. You’re Too Slow at Jumping Rope.

The Most Unexpected Moment in TV History

A shout out to Beth at I Didn't Have My Glasses On for inspiring this blog post. In today's post, Beth wrote about the time as a child when she was putting together a plastic model of Black Fury and some glue squirted in her eye and she had to be taken to the eye … Continue reading The Most Unexpected Moment in TV History

Serendipity, Stupidity, and the Web

This is probably about the fifth post I've written that refers to the word serendipity. It's no surprise given how much I surf the web, and end up clicking on random links that pop up. Today's serendipitous moment started while watching ESPN's Gameday show, which was set at Penn State (where they are having one … Continue reading Serendipity, Stupidity, and the Web