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December 8, 2013, 9:15 pm
And then there's this one:
And those are just TWO we came across. Yeah... we know! What are some of the strangest, oddest or just grossest toys and/or games you've discovered while Holiday shopping this year?
November 19, 2013, 6:18 am
... from an article on eonline.com
The biggest controversy taking place in the world of penmanship is happening right now: The Common Core education standards dictate that cursive will no longer be taught in elementary schools. And things are getting pretty heated. Seven states—California, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Utah—are now fighting to keep cursive in the curriculum. Their argument is that, "it helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate." However, there is another side to the argument.
"It's much more likely that keyboarding will help students succeed in careers and in school than it is that cursive will," said Morgan Polikoff, assistant professor of K-12 policy and leadership at the University of Southern California. So instead of cursive, kids might learn keyboarding or schools should add additional spelling lessons to the curriculum. Kids are more tech savvy these days, but because of Microsoft Spell Check, NOBODY knows how to spell without a computer anymore.
Let's spend that time teaching kids that there is a difference between language used to text and tweet and proper, written English. It's no longer a matter of knowing "your" vs. "you're," it's learning that it's definitely never "ur." Also, the capital, cursive "Q" looks so stupid. Well that's all fine and good but what do you think? Should school eliminate cursive from the curriculum and replace it with "keyboarding" or "spelling?" Let us know where you come down on the argument.
November 12, 2013, 10:13 am
Kellie Pickler's new album, "The Woman I Am," is out NOW and it's got a little something for everyone. Thankfully Kellie also saved a little something for us when she called into "Mike & Lisa in The Morning." It's been a long road... from one reality TV show ("American Idol") to another ("Dancing With The Stars")... and we've all seen Kellie evolve over the years into the woman she is today. Here, in KJUG Country, we even got to see her up close and personal this year at Crawdaddy's in Downtown Visalia. How did she like the... well... open exchange of questions and answers during her performance? You'll find out WHEN you click the link below. She also talked about her upcoming appearance in The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and gave us a personal look inside the woman that is... Kellie Pickler.
November 11, 2013, 7:30 pm
In just a few short days the biggest eating holiday of the year will be upon us and, come Thanksgiving night, we'll all be full of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and don't forget the pumpkin pie. However, in addition to (or, in some cases, instead of) the traditional holiday fare, a few Thanksgiving Day tables will also feature kimchi, lutefisk, pierogi with sauerkraut and/or a host of other... well... less traditional items. What do these three OTHER dishes have in common? While there may be SOME debate on how they look or taste, one thing's for certain; THEY ALL SMELL SOMETHING AWFUL!
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder sometimes stinky just smells. There may not be any on your Thanksgiving Day table this year but what's the worst smelling food you've ever laid your nostrils on? It could even be a food you love to EAT but not so much to smell. What makes your list of smelly foods?
November 11, 2013, 6:09 am
We're not the only ones saluting veterans today.
The following deals are for vets and active military personnel... subject to change without notice... at participating restaurants... while supplies last... check individual websites for more details
Champs Restaurants ... FREE burger and fries on Monday
Carrabbas ... free appetizer
Longhorn Steakhouse .. free appetizer
Applebee’s ... FREE Signature Entrée on Veteran’s Day. Dine in from limited menu only. Beverages and gratuity not included.
Bob Evans Restaurant ... Free All You Can Eat Hotcakes on 11/11. Bring valid military ID or wear your uniform.
Boston Market ... free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal on 11/11 .. show your military ID.
California Pizza Kitchen ... get a free pizza from their menu. Dine in only. Come in uniform or bring proof of service. At participating restaurants.
Chili’s ... FREE entrée from a special menu found at chilis.com. Dine in only. Beverages and gratuity not included. Show proof of military service
Denny’s ... FREE All-You-Can-Eat pancakes from 6 am to 2 pm. Bring valid military ID to a participating location.
Golden Corral ... from 4 pm – 9 pm, service members can enjoy a free dinner buffet and beverage. No ID is required. Dine in only.
Hooters... free meal up to $10.99 with any drink purchase. Show a military ID or proof of service at any participating Hooters location
Krispy Kreme ... present your military ID or wear your uniform on Veteran’s Day and get a free doughnut and small coffee. No purchase or coupon necessary. Limit one per person per visit. Valid in-store only – not at drive through. List of participating stores at KrispyKreme.com.
Little Caesars Pizza ... free order of Crazy Bread for US Veterans on 11/11. Must present military ID. Valid at participating locations
Olive Garden ... get a free meal from their special menu. Family dining with them also get 10% off their meal. Dine in only. Proof of military service required.
Outback Steakhouse ... military who have ID will get a free Bloomin Onion and beverage on 11/11. See outback.com for more information.
Red Robin ... FREE Red's Tavern Double Burger. Provide your military I.D., proof of service, or wear your uniform at participating Red Robin restaurants. Dine in only.
Texas Roadhouse ... free lunch for active, former or retired military on 11/11 from 11 am – 2 pm from the list of available entrees. Show proof of military service. Dine in only.
TGI Fridays ... free lunch for Veterans and Military personnel at participating locations. Call ahead to verify your store is participating. Proof of service is required.
Tijuana Flats ... free entree on 11/11 with proof of service
Great Clips ... free haircuts to all Military on Nov. 11th.
Sports Clips: Free haircuts to the Military and former military on Nov. 11th. Not all stores are participating so be sure to call ahead
Starbucks ... Active Duty, Veterans & Spouses can enjoy a free tall brewed coffee on November 11.
November 5, 2013, 7:44 pm
We've always said, if you ever have a question you'd like to throw at us for a What Would You Do Wednesday, just eMail us... MikeAndLisa@KJUG.com. Well, it seems Dan in Hanford decided to take us up on our offer.
He hit us up to say, "thanks for the Zac Brown Band tickets. I won them from you last week with the Mental Floss. It was a great house warming gift as my wife and I just recently moved into the area from out of state. This was going to be our first 'date night' since settling in but my wife's being called out of town on business next weekend and won't be able to go. I love Zac Brown Band but I really don't know anyone here well enough to ask if they'd like to go with me. My wife really wants me to go, knowing how big of a fan I am, so I guess my question is should I go to the concert by myself? That would be a first for me but what do you think?"
Interesting question and certainly something right up our alley for a What Would You Do Wednesday. What do you think? Have you ever gone to a concert by yourself? Would you? Are there certain things you would do by yourself (like maybe go to see a movie) but other things you wouldn't? Let us (and Dan) know!
November 4, 2013, 7:54 pm
He's Slim Shady, the REAL Slim Shady, all you other Slim Shady's are just imitating... BUT, as it turns out, the REAL Slim Shady MAY have been "imitating" himself recently. Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, aka Slim Shady admitted he sang (well... rapped) along with a previously recorded vocal track during his performance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. Some of the biggest names in the business have been caught red-handed (err... red-lipped) lip-syncing this year alone, including Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Does it matter?
The reasons are about as varied as the performers who do it. Sometimes artists lip-sync because they're scheduled to sing at a special outdoor event (like the Super Bowl) and weather conditions or the pressure of the venue could affect their vocal chords. Other times they do it because they have incredibly elaborate stage productions which makes singing live difficult... at best. The GOOD NEWS IS, very few country artists have been accused of doing or admit that they've done it.
Now maybe we're making a mountain out of mole hill. Perhaps most people really don't care if performances are LIVE or MEMOREX. Do you? Does it matter to you if singers lip-sync?
October 29, 2013, 8:28 pm
This seems to be the official Halloween of pushing the envelope; especially when it comes to controversial outdoor displays. Some yard scenes seem to be pushing things to the absolute limit. Others push it a littler further.
Take, for example, Leslie and John Reamer’s Halloween display in Midlothian, Virgina. It includes pumpkins, headstones, ghosts, a mad scientist and a hooded dummy in an electric chair. Some have taken offense to the display, going so far as to call a local television station to complain about it. Is this too much?
How about Johnnie Mullins' gruesome scene in Mustang, Oklahoma? His yard proudly displays two decapitated dummies; one run over by his car and the other done in by the garage door. A few of Johnnie's panicked neighbors called 9-1-1 when they saw the staged carnage. Is that too far?
Can Halloween yard displays depict too much? If your neighbor's display crossed the line, would you say something? If your neighbors complained about your yard decorations, would you take them down? On a What Would You Do Wednesday we just want to know... what would you do?
October 25, 2013, 7:08 am
Voices, banging, objects moving by themselves and ghostly figures, all tell-tale signs of a haunting. This weekend, KJUG Country has a chance to get up close and personal with the spirits and possibly experience some paranormal activity themselves during a special two-night event at the Hanford Carnegie Museum. The 11th Hour Paranormal Research Society from Fresno is coming to hold a lecture and conduct an investigation at the local historic attraction and YOU'RE invited.
Mike & Lisa will be on-hand Friday (10/25) night at 7pm for the lecture and a little ghost-hunting 101. Then Chad will be a part of the actual investigation Saturday (10/26) night at 6pm. You could be there too! Admission is $35 at the door with proceeds benefitting the Hanford Carnegie Museum renovation effort but if you tell them Mike & Lisa sent you it's only $25 to be a part of the event. This is a sober event intended for those 18-years of age or older. Outside of that, we hope everyone who's interested is able to attend.
( portions courtesy of The Hanford Sentinel)
October 22, 2013, 5:14 am
You know how it is - you're walking through the produce section and you see grapes are on sale. They LOOK good but you remember what happened last time you bought three bunches, got 'em home and... YUCK! Grapes aren't supposed to taste like THAT! So you figure, the ONLY thing to do is sample a grape from the bunch right there in the produce section at Save Mart just to make sure they're worth the investment. It's not stealing; you're just taking a grape for a test drive. Same can be said of that candy in the bins with the scooper. How else are you going to know if THESE chocolate covered raisins at WinCo are just as good as Raisinets?
This isn't Costo sampling. There's no one in a white hair net with plastic sporks in paper shot-cups anywhere in sight. This is sampling right off the vine (or out of the bin as the case may be) but the question remains: is "sampling" stealing?
October 18, 2013, 12:24 pm
Cassadee Pope's debut country release, Frame By Frame, hit stores October 4th. Of course the former "The Voice" champion had a musical life before she ever auditioned for Adam, Blake, CeeLo and Christina. Are fans of her former group, Hey Monday, taking this country ride along with her now? And, speaking of "The Voice," were there any moments early on that America didn't see that Cassadee wishes they had? The answers to those questions, and so many more, await. How about fair food? This year, at The BIG Fresno Fair, they had LOBSTER CORN DOGS. Would Cassadee Pope ever have one? Click on the link below if you want ALL the answers to ALL the questions.
October 9, 2013, 8:30 pm
What with the wind and the mini-dust storm and the showers off-and-on all day yesterday, we've had some wacky weather in KJUG Country the past 24-hours or so. Yet, for a little while at least, it was "Sunny And 75." Then again, it's always "Sunny And 75" when Joe Nichols calls into the KJUG Studios. Joe's brand new album, Crickets, just dropped Tuesday (10/8) and he had a lot to say about it. We also got on the subject of food. You know, The BIG Fresno Fair has LOBSTER CORN DOGS this year. Would Joe Nichols ever partake in one? And how does he feel about the split from his old record label? You might be suprised. Click on the link below for the answers to those questions... and a whole lot more.
October 8, 2013, 7:51 pm
Maybe you suspect it's happening at work. Do you think the boss or one of your coworkers is doing it? Perhaps it's actually taking place at home. Are your roommates, your parents or maybe your kids responsible? Perhaps even your husband or your wife? You have your suspicions but you just don't know for certain. All you know is, you're pretty confident someone is sneaking peeks at what's on your phone. Now what are you going to do about it?
If you really think someone's snooping where they shouldn't be, there are apps you buy for you phone which will track every move and even snap a picture of the culprit. Caught in the act! But to what lengths are you willing to go to when you're not 100% certain that it's even happening and would you decide to have a little fun at their expense in the process? If you thought you knew who was doing it, would you plant something on your phone you wanted them to see? If you thought someone was sneaking peeks at your phone, and you were fairly certain you knew who it was... what would you do?
October 2, 2013, 1:16 pm
A group of Sasquatch researchers, who have collected more than 100 pieces of evidence the past five years, screened “never before seen HD video” of the alleged creature at a news conference in Dallas on Tuesday (10/2/13).
The footage, which came from a similar effort dubbed The Erickson Project, led by Adrian Erickson, included what the group said was a sasquatch moving through wooded areas in Kentucky. Dr. Melba Ketchum, who has led the group of researchers called the Sasquatch Genome Project, has been working on a $500,000 analysis of DNA samples from an unknown hominin species. Ketchum calls the project “a serious study” that concludes the legendary Sasquatch exists in North America and is a human relative that arose approximately 13,000 years ago. Well, you know what they say... Big FOOT... Big MYSTERY. Get your minds out of the gutter.
So what do you think? Now that you've seen a little bit of the evidence gathered during a five year, five-hundred-thousand dollar study, are you convinced? Do YOU believe in Big Foot?
October 1, 2013, 4:02 pm
If you've even been driving east out of Los Baños that time of day, you know there's a real NASTY glare as the sun is shining almost DIRECTLY into your eyes. Apparently that glare had a hand in an SUV driving off the side of the road. Once the driver realized what was going on, she over-corrected and side-swiped a pickup truck in the lane next to her. The SUV spun-out and wound up in the grass median and the truck ended up stuck in the middle of 152 with a broken rear axle.
As Mike came upon on the scene he immediately pulled into the center median, hopped out of his wife's SUV and did what he could to help until emergency vehicles arrived... but should he have? Should he have thought of the safety of his family and simply had his wife call 9-1-1 as they drove past the accident? If you were to find yourself in the same situation, what would you do?