GOOFY STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK.....
WITH THE PASSING OF HUGO CHAVEZ, you have to wonder how long Venezuela will continue down it's current political path. The citizens of that South American country have been dealing with shortages that are making life difficult (to say the least). First they were running way short on milk, then it was butter, coffee and cornmeal. This week however, could very well be the last straw. Venezuela has a huge shortage of (drumroll please)...TOILET PAPER!!! Remember many years ago when Johnny Carson told a joke on the 'Tonight Show' about a TP shortage. People believed him and we had a countrywide run on the stuff. I don't know about you, but I could live without the butter, cornmeal and milk...but DON'T YOU TOUCH MY COFFEE OR MY TOILET PAPER.
I MENTIONED A LUCKY MAN ON TODAY'S SHOW. If you missed it, Ricardo Cerezo found a few old lottery tickets in his cookie jar, and you guessed it, one of them was worth $4.85 million dollars. What I forgot to mention on the radio, Mr. Cerezo was in forclosure and about to lose his (and the family) home. He thanked God...well I guess so!
WHILE I'M MENTIONING THE LORD, I FOUND this story interesting. Anna L. Pierre wanted to be the new mayor of North Miami Beach, so she threw her hat into the ring. Endorsements are important to any candidate, so Anna decided to go right to the top. Her political literature pointed out (in big bold letters) that she, and only she, had recieved the endorsement of Jesus Christ himself. Honest. Now, either God wasn't amused, or doesn't have the power he used to, because Ms. Pierre garnered less than 1% of the total vote (finishing dead last) in the recent primary. Only in Florida.
YOU SEE THESE STORIES EVERY ONCE IN A while, and they are always great. Rhonda Westenberger and her sister Evelyn were sound asleep in their Oklahoma home when 'Baby' (a pit bull terrier) started barking and jumping on Rhondas' bed until she awoke to find her house on fire. Not only did the dog save the sisters lives, but 'Baby' also saved the lives of five other dogs, including one that was hiding under a bed (Baby dragged it out of the house). Good dog! Now come get your treat.
FINALLY, IF YOU ARE A BASEBALL FAN, THIS should be a great weekend for going out to the old ballgame. Great weather and both of the local teams are home. The Akron Aeros host the Erie Seawolves all weekend, while the Cleveland Indians host the Seattle Mariners through Monday. PLAY BALL!
TALK TO YOU ON MONDAY MORNING AT 9am on 640 WHLO. Jim
NO GUARANTEES, BUT THE WEATHER LOOKS GOOD this weekend, just perfect for the Cherry Blossom Festival! I've been doing this event my entire life. This is one SURE sign that spring has sprung. Wonderful food, games, bands, a dunk tank, etc. Get all the information at www.barbertoncherryblossom.com.
AN AKRON BOY RETURNS HOME THIS WEEKEND ONLY at The Funny Stop Comedy Club. Lou Santini, former DJ at Rock 106.9 and WMMS, will perform stand-up this Friday and Saturday. Lou has also appeared on many TV shows. It's always good to see a local guy do well!
THE MOST TALENTED KIDS IN AKRON WILL PERFORM on stage this Friday and Saturday evening at the Civic Theatre downtown. The Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts presents it's annual "Big Show" at 7pm both nights. This years performance is "Back To Our Future". Get information at www.akroncivic.com.
MORE LIVE THEATRE CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND around the area. The comedy "The 39 Steps" continues at the Weathervane Playhouse through May 19 only, while "Manning Up" opens Friday and runs through June 2 at the Actors Summit in Greystone Hall in downtown Akron. Tickets at www.actorssummit.org. Bravo!
FINALLY, IF YOUR A STAR TREK FAN, "STAR TREK into Darkness" debuts this weekend at theatres all over the area. The movie is getting great reviews but see it and judge for yourself.
HAVE AN OUTSTANDING EVENING AND JOIN me from 9am until noon tomorrow morning on 640 WHLO. Jim
RANDOM THOUGHTS AND STORIES...
AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD TODAY ON 640 WHLO, the attorney for Ariel Castro (the alleged Cleveland kidnapper & rapist) announced yesterday that Castro loves his 6 year old daughter (you know, the one he fathered with Amanda Berry). That's right! The attorney also said if you don't believe that, you'll just have to deal with it! Here's what I believe. This monster is incapable of loving anyone or anything. The lawyer also stated that Castro will plead not guilty. I must admit, I thought for sure that he would plead insanity. What I wonder is, where will the trial be held? I can't believe a change of venue request isn't in the works.
HERE'S SOMETHING ELSE YOU MIGHT FIND hard to believe...NOT! Googles' YouTube is going to start charging cash for some content, although they say you'll still be able to watch the cats on skateboards for free. Years ago many compared the internet to the wild west, few regulations and restrictions. Today, not so much.
ONLY IN CALIFORNIA...Jerimiah Hartline apparently stole a tractor trailor rig in southern California last month. So far not to crazy huh...but it gets better. While running from the California Highway Patrol, he caused a major traffic accident sending some folks to the hospital and our hero tied up traffic on a SoCal freeway for hours. Still not crazy enough for you? It seems our buddy was running from the CHP because he thought zombies were chasing him and clinging to the rig. My guess is hillbilly heroin, what about you?
THE LATEST ON THE NEW OWNER OF YOUR Cleveland Browns....Osborn Transportation has filed a complaint against Jimmy Haslam's Pilot Flying J company. I've lost track of the number of lawsuits, but this one is for fradulent misrepresentation, breach of contract, etc etc etc. Go Browns and take Haslem with you!
NOW THAT I'VE GOT THAT OFF MY CHEST, you have a great day and join me tomorrow morning at 9am on 640 WHLO. Jim